Searching for the parents of Sarah Hayeswife of William R Hayes of Wayne and Lewis Counties, TN1850 -1880. Sarah was born ca. 1830 in Alabama per census records. The death certificate of at least one of her sons gives his mother's name as Sallie ALLEN. Other maiden names have also been suggested but none have been proven.
In the 1850 Wayne County, TN census Civil District 10, just twofarms from Sarah and William Hayes is the household of:
This name actually appears to be ALEM to me but is transcribed as ALEN by a more knowledgable researcher/historian.Also in the 1850 Wayne County Mortality Schedule,is an Anna ALEN aged 45 who died of Fever.There is the possibility that Anna might have been the wife of Howel.
Two houses (1001) after Howel Alen isenumerated WilliamHAYES aged 25born TN and Sarah aged 21 born ALand their first three children.It is wondered if Howel might be the father of Sarah Hayes.
I can find no additional information regarding Howel Alen or Adeline or Elizabeth living in his 1850 household, nor anything to tie Sarah to her parents of any name.
All I have to work on is slim supposition.If anyone is familiar with Howel Alen (or his spouse or children)and might prove or dispsrove the notion that Howel might be the parent of my Sarah Hayes, I would be greatful to hear from you.