Re: TX Ranger John C. "Jack" Hays 1817-1883
Leonard, Thank you for your message. You are correct that Col. Jack Hays was the son of Harmon P. Hays and Elizabeth Cage, but Harmon was not the son of Col. Robert Hays and Jane Donelson of Haysboro, Davidson Co.,TN. THeir children all moved to Madison Co.,TN in early 1820's and were early settlers of the city of Jackson, TN. I have a large file on this family and have never seen any evidence that Harmon Hays was their son. One account I've seen points to a Nathaniel Hays as the father of Harmon, but do not know the source of this claim. Hope this clears this up. Thanks again for your message.