Looking for parents of my great-grandfather John Russel Hays (1814 - 1892)

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Hi, I am working on my family's genealogy (I'm still new) and, for now, I am the direct descendent of John Russell Hays from Tennessee married to Margaret Amanda Fite.

Do you guys know more info about John Russell Hays father, siblings and etc? Thanks in advance

in Genealogy Help by Jake Hays G2G Rookie (220 points)

3 Answers

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John R. Hays married Peggy Amanda Fite 22 May 1837 Wilson, TN.

Parents names were not  in the marriage record.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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Found their marriage records, but no parents are named.

U S Census, 1850  Marshall county, northern division, Marshall, MI


John R Hays  M 35 TN

 Amanda Hays F 29 TN

 Joseph M Hays M 12 TN

 Susan E Hays F 6 MI

 Tennessee A Hays F 4 MI

 William M Hays M 2 MI


Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002


name: Peggy Amanda Fite

Marriage  22 May 1837

event place: Wilson, Tennessee, United States

gender: Female

spouse: Jno R Hays



groom John R. Hays

bride Peggy Amanda Fits

marriage date: 22 May 1837

marriage place: Wilson,Tennessee

indexing project (batch) number: M51985-9


Other Hays marriages in Wilson, TN same time period, might be siblings – or not?


groom's name: John Earhart

bride's name: Jane Hays

marriage date: 10 Dec 1837

marriage place: Wilson,Tennessee


groom's name: Samuel A. Hays

bride's name: Jane Cloyd

marriage date: 04 Aug 1836

marriage place: Wilson,Tennessee

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (736k points)
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Migration HistoryThe first Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia arrived in the 1720's primarily from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Eastern Virginia. Some were German-born or the Pennsylvania-born children of German-speaking Protestant immigrants from the Palatinate and other areas bordering the Rhine River. These were Lutheran, Reformed, or Brethren. The greatest numbers of early Augusta settlers were from the province of Ulster in the north of Ireland, or were the Pennsylvania and Maryland-born children of these Ulster Scots or Scotch-Irish Presbyterians. Many early settlers took up land on the 112,000-acre tract that the colonial government granted to William Beverley, later referred to as "Beverley Manor".  The "Borden Tract" later became Rockbridge County, VA. In addition to the Scot's Irish, English and African-Americans were also among the early settlers in the area.Many Hays/Hayes lines start with last known name - look for WILLS and take name from WILLS and do you search. Ther are also Hays Family linage books if you know the area they came over- can email me and I will see if I can help you. Hays'Hayes from Scotland and Ireland


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