Samuel Hays and wife Alcey (Linder) came to Davidson Co., TN from Rockingham Co., NC before 1812 where he enlisted with Bird Nance's Regiment in the War of 1812. Samuel died while in New Orleans and his widow, Alcey Hays, filed for settlement of his estate from Rutherford Co., TN and is on the 1820 census in that county. By 1850 Alcey Hays age 64 b. NC is in Wilson Co., TN. 1860 she is living in Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN age 81. Alcey applied for and received a pension for Samuel's war service and also for bounty land twice. In 1863 she was in Gibson Co., IN stating she is age 84.
Following is an affidavit given by William Hays and John W. Orran for Alcey's application for bounty land:
No. 226-080 State of TN Cannon Co. . . .This the 1st day of July, 1856 personally appeared before me the undersigned an acting Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State aforesaid, John W. Orran and William Hays, residents of Cannon County State of Tennesee and made Oath in due form of Law that Alcey Hays, Widow of Samuel Hays dec'd is and was at the time of making her application for additional Bounty Land under the Act of 3 Mar 1855, a widow. They know those facts for they have lived in the neighborhood of the said Alsey ever since the death of her husband Samuel Hays. That she has never married since the death of her husband. Affiant William Hays is Brother in Law and John W. Orran Uncle to said Alsey Hays, and they know the above facts to be true and they further state that they have no intrest in said claim or in it's promotion. (signed)William HaysandJohn W. Orran Sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written and I certify that said deponants are both credible witnesses and that I have no interest in said claim or in it's prosecution.(signed) John Webb J. Brinkley Lasiter, Clerk of Cannon Co. entered the above into court record and signed. - - - - -
The above is suspect in that according to my understanding, John W. Orrand would have been Alcey's brother in law.He was married to Charlotte Linder who I believe was Alcey's sister.I noted that one person offered the Linder family information. Is that available? Were Charlotte and Alcey daughters of Nathaniel Linder? Pamela G. Smith Gresham, OR