Richard Hayes
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Richard Hayes

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Richard A. Hayes
Born 1930s.
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Richard was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His mother and her sister went there to have their children. They later returned to their home in Gloversville, NY. Richard's father, Robert found work with General Electric in Bridgeport, CT., so we moved there in 1935. 2 brothers and 2 sisters were born in the Bridgeport Hospital.

Richard graduated from the Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1952. He went to the Ohio State University where he received a BS in Business in 1956. He was first employed at the Chevrolet Division of GMC in Toledo, Ohio,

Richard enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1957. His unit was called to active duty in 1961 because of the Cuban Missile threat, He served as first Sergeant in his Financial Disbursement Unit. He completed his military enlistment as a Sgt First Class in 1963.

Richard married Carole Dreyer in 1959. They have 2 sons and a daughter.

Richard retired from the Aratex Uniform Company in 1993 after 22 years with the company. He was their data processing manager, office manager and purchasing agent.

His mother had done some genealogy work on her Harrington family on his father's Hayes family. Richard received all of her material when she died in 1983. The Harrington line went back to the Nellis family that was in 1710 Palatine Migragration. 2 volumes of the Nellis/Nelles family history were published. Richard has a website that has all of the 51,300 names in the book. The address is Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry/~nelliswebsite.

The "Genealogy of the Fort Family in New York State" by Jerome H. Fort gave him a connection to persons from France and the Netherlands. Richard worked on these lines until about 2008. He then found that he had a connection to many persons who were on the Mayflower. Richard has been approved for membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants for Richard Warren, William Mullins and his daughter Priscilla and her husband John Alden. His website for these people contains over 86,100 names.

Richard has a number of connections that he would like to make. The primary one is to find out who the parents of his 3rd great grandfather, David Hays were. They would have been born in Northern Ireland around 1770.


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Hi, a while ago I added Emory D. Nellis as the son of Joseph P. and Dama (Dewey) Nellis. Between the death certificate and the earlier censuses linked on Emory's profile, I thought the case for the connection was pretty strong. Emory is also mentioned among the Nellis' children in the Onondaga's Centennial book linked on Joseph's profile. So I just wanted to ask what your reasoning was for disconnecting the profiles. Thanks!
posted by Brian Peek
I know......... first the Cl-a-Th now a DRP challenge. But it is our 5th Liberation Day challenge. Just to celebrate freedom and remember those that made us to live in FREEDOM! Join us please!
The fourth Spring Clean-a-Thon is coming! The cleaning will start on Friday, April 24, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 27, at 8 AM (EDT).

Please join us at Team Flying Dutchmen after registering HERE.

And please feel welcome to join us in the mean time at cleaning up a Dutch Roots Gedcom we work on together for the next weeks.

Hope to see you soon!

Margreet, Bea and Astrid

Richard some one has hacked your email.
posted by James Collins
Hi Richard!

First of all we all are wishing you a very happy and healthy 2020! And for a great start of this new year we will have a Scan-a-Thon again. The fun starts this weekend, from Friday 10 January (8 AM (ET) until Monday 13 January (8 AM (ET) and the registration cut-off is Wednesday, January 8th, at 11:59 pm, ET, so if you want to participate make sure to register for this event (hurry ;) ) (and respond with an ANSWER not a comment or reply) and of course also mention in the answer you are joining the Flying Dutchmen- Vliegende Hollanders team !

Hope to see you soon,

Bea & Astrid :)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma

I hope you have some time and energy to join us at the upcoming DRP challenge. We like to have you as particpant. The challenge is besides adding profiles about fun and getting to know each other better. The challenge lasts from the 30th of December to the 6th of January. It is not important if you can not be around every day. Any add is welcome. And we like to jump together at WT into the New Year! HERE you find more info. Already wishing you a Happy New Year!

Bea, Margreet and Astrid

Hello Cousin,

Glad to see that we are both tied to the Howlands. But I am even more interested in our more recent Walrath connections. I look forward to continuing my own research in the family. I hope to show my family at the 150th Walrath Reunion even more than I have found myself using WikiTree, and your name will definitely come up!

posted by Matthew Thompson
Hi Mathew,

All of the Walraths that are in my Nellis Books may be found at


posted by Richard Hayes
Thank you, Richard, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Richard, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Wanna have some fun ? It's almost time for the Source-a-Thon 2019 (Friday 4 October-Monday 7 October) and we would love to see you ! make sure to first register (with an answer!), and let them know you join the Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders and of course feel free to add your name to the team here (click link) (don't forget to remember and add your number (for the prizedrawings) there as well). ;)

Hope to see you and have a great day,

Bea + Astrid :)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi, Richard!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Richard,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Thanks for your continued interest in the US Presidents Project. In the meantime, if you would like to add this template to your profile. It creates the connection to a specific President. A list of the Presidents can be found at
posted by Robin Lee
As part of a re-vitalization of the WikiTree US Presidents Project we are asking members if they are planning to continue their contributions to the project. We are establishing a page where everyone can identify the President or Vice President that they wish to manage. Just respond to this message to let me know 1) Are you planning to continue with the Project and 2) do you have a specific President or Vice President that you are interested in.
posted by Robin Lee
Hello, Richard!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi !

The registration for the brand new Connect-a-Thon is open now, so if you would like to join us, make sure you first add an answer at this Connect-a-Thon 2019 registration G2G saying you would like to participate and join the Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders team and just add your WT ID to the team Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders, at our Connect-a-Thon team page where you also can see how everything works. And here's our team chat .

Many thanks and hope to see you (again) !

The Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders Team :D

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi Richard,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


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