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The Family of John B. Hays of Beacon, TN

Updated August 4, 2005

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John B. Hays was my great-grandfather and lived in Beacon, TN (Decatur Co., west TN) from 1843-?, married to Nancy Wilkerson (1st) and ? (2nd wife). He and Nancy had Clayton (my grandfather, his daughter Zora was my mother)Clayborn, Elizabeth, Jessie, Delia. He and ? had Naomi, Ester, Alice (I think). John B. had numerous brothers and sisters, Henry W. 1854-1924, Anna 1855-?, Nancy, Joseph 1850-?, Elizabeth 1838-?, Patsy Jane 1846-?, Letha ?, Jasper ?. His father was Samuel (called Black Sam because of Indian blood) and his mother was Malinda. His grandfather was Samuel Ellet Hays who, as far as I can find out, was married to a Cherokee from N.C. named Charlotta. Samuel Ellett Hays had, in addition to Sam, James (Jimmy) 1813-1882, Elisha, 1819-?, Asa Neilson 1818-5/13/1887 (more about him later), Mary ?, Elizabeth ?, Eliza Jane ?, Joseph ?.

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