In quickly checking my records I find at least one thing that might interest you.In the book "Virginia Geneaolgies", VOL II there is a section on a Tanner family. This small paragraph appears:April 16, 1683, Mr. Joseph Tanner and Richard Womack had a patent for 206 acres on the north side of the Appomattox River, Bristol Parish, Henrico Co., adjoining that of William Harris, Holy Ground Slash, Ashen Swamp, Holy Ground Run, and the great branch of Ashen Swamp, Richard Womack's line. Due for transportation of five persons: THOMAS BAYES, Richard Perrot, David Salisbury , Thomas White and Henry Boyce. As you may know, Thomas Bayes is also the name of my third great-grandfather, who was married to Anna Wright McMillen in Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County, PA C1795.This Thomas Bayes lived 80 to 100 years earlier than my third great-grandfather.I think there could easily be a connection and perhaps also to your VA family.
This article predates the arrival of Thomas Bayes in Middletown, Bucks County, PA by eleven years, and it may be that they are one and the same person.I think 1683 is quite early to find the Bayes name in Virginia. I just got home from a trip so it will be a few days before I can get out the rest of my information.