Hi Barbara, I found this on another post. Does not mention a son John or Joseph Mays??????Maybe someone can help us on this.
Information from a trip to Edgefield County: William Hill...son of Thomas Hill and Bathshua Abney was the 2nd husband of Dorcas Abney...Dorcas was d/o Samuel Abney and Martha Collins. Dorcas had married 1) Mattox Mays..he died Halifax Co. Va 1772...had children Abney, William, Samuel, Sallie and Tabitha Mays... William and Dorcas moved to Edgefield County,SC, Saluda River area 1778-9 with 4 year old son, Dannet and the Mays Stepchildren. Hope this helps... Her will 22 May 1804...also Citation @ Shilow Meeting House 21 June 1801.