Hi Janet, Willaim Kays 1782 is reportedly a brother to John Oliver Kays in Morgan county Mo.
Also where did you find info that John oliver Kays was born in New York?Can you send me everything you have on that?
I would appreciate anything you have on John Oliver Kays. here is some info on my line.
My name is James Kays and I live in Missouri. I wanted to tell you about my line ,and am hopeful that you will share yours, so we can attempt to find the link where we are related. What is proven of my line so far is the following;
William Kays born in 1782 we dont know where. He is my GGGG Grandfather. We do know that he married Elizabeth Dickerson 1805 in Barren county Kentucky. Her birthday was 1783. Her father was Solomon Dickerson.
Elizabeth Dickerson and William Kays had the following children; Harvey Kays 1806 Ann Kays 1808. Logan Kays1810 John R. Kays 1812 Susan Kays 1815 Letty Kays 1817 Mary Mildred 1819 Elender Kays 1822 Elizabeth died1823,prior to Williams moving to Missouri. William married a Jane Patterson born 1785,. They were married in 1823. WilliamKays Jane, and some of the children migrated to Benton county Missouri. William Kays and Jane Patterson had the following children. Sarah Kays 1824 Willim Patterson Kays born in Kentucky. We have always thought we were connected to George Kays and Leticia (Letty) Hamilton who came from Philidelphia Kentucky. But this has not been proven. Also. william reportedly has a brother named John oliver Kays who lived in Morgan county Missouri. That is close to Benton county Missouri. We have found the Kays name to be spelled many different ways in our research, i.e Keys, Case,Kase Kaze etc.