Looking for ancestors of David Barclay Bays, born in Virginia about 1776-1780. Totally guessing,but I wonder if Barclay could have been David's mother's maiden name as Barclay is more commonly a surname and I've found that sons were sometimes given a mother's maiden name as a middle name. I believe David lived in Tennessee for awhile and had two sons there, a Washington Bays b. about 1810, and a James Bays b. 1814-1815. After Tennessee, he may have moved to Illinois and had two more sons, a Geo. Orvil Bays, b. 1815-1816, and a William, b. about 1819-1820. David was likely still in Illinois for the 1830 census but almost certainly in Washington CO, MO, by 1840 as there is a David Bays of the right age on the 1840, 1850, and 1860 census of Washington CO.