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John Ludwig Hays (1783 - 1856)

John Ludwig "Johan" Hays
Born in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvaniamap
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He was born about 1783 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and his parents were William Hays and Mary Ludwig.

John Hays married in Nov 1802 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA to Elizabeth "Betsy" Reinhart [1] (daughter of Maria Elizabeth (Pfoutz) & Frederick Reinhardt, b: 1757].

During the War of 1812, John Ludwig Hays was listed as a Sergeant in the muster-roll of Capt. Wm. Alexander's Company of volunteers, belonging to the Fifth detachment of the Pennsylvania militia, under the command of Col. James Fenton, at Carlisle. [2]

He died on 20 Mar 1856 [3] and was buried at Old Graveyard in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. [4]


  1. William R. Hays, b: c1808 PA
  2. George Hays, b: 17 Mar 1812 PA; d: 01 Jun 1862 m: Anna Ellen McPHATE=McFATE, b: 15 Dec 1820; d: 13 Sep 1884
  3. Elisa Hays, b: c1821
  4. John A. Hays, b: 1822; d: 1896 m=Catherine (unknown), b: 1833; d: 1893
  5. Frederick R. Hays, b: Nov 1824; d: 28 Jun 1906; m: Catherine (unknown), b: 1825; d: 1915.


  1. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records 1669-2013 compiled by Cumberland County Historical Society for John Hays married in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA to Elizabeth "Betsy" Reinhart; citing wedding notice published in the "Carlisle Herald" on 24 Nov 1802 which stated "Married Thursday last by Rev. Dr. Nisbet, Mr. John Hays to Miss Betsy Reinhart, all of this town".
  2. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records 1812-1815 on citing microfilm#M602 roll box#95 for John L. Hays, Fenton's Company, Regiment#5, Pennsylvania Militia, rank: induction - Sergeant.
  3. Obituary of John HAYS on with image attached here.
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #141526535 for John Hays, buried: Old Graveyard, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
  • 1830 Census [living with him was his mother Mary (Ludwig) (Hays) McCauley]
  • 1850 USA Census of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; on citing family#703 included ...
70 HAYS John, b: c1780 PA
68 HAYS Elizabeth (wife)
28 HAYS Elisa
25 HAYS George.

Research Notes

Muster-roll of Capt. Wm. Alexander's company of volunteers, belonging to the Fifth detachment Pennsylvania militia, under the command of Col. James Fenton, at Carlisle.

  • Captain. Alexander, William
  • Lieutenant. Spotswood, Lindsey
  • Ensign. Right, William
  • Sergeants.
Hutton, James H.
Hays, John L.
Alexander, William
McManus, Francis
  • Corporals.
Bowyer, Frederick
Wyncoop, John
Hoffman, Christian
Spotwood, James
  • Musicians.
Johnston, Edward
Stine, George
Barclay, James
  • Privates.
Armor, Samuel
Armor, Edward
Armor, John
Armstrong, James
Alexander, William
Bollinder, Conrod
Bell, Isaac
Bullock, William
Boyd, James
Brown, Joseph
Butler, John
Borland, Joseph
Biggs, William
Brumbaugh, Samuel
Craven, William
Doyle, Elisha
Dawson, James
Davidson, John
Domling, Daniel
Ellison, Andrew
Eaken, Andrew
Fagon, Enoch
Fagan, Charles
Foulke, John
William, Graham
Gilmore, William
Gibson, John
Hoffer, Isaac
Holcomb, Michael
Kline, George
Laird, William
Magee, Alexander
McKean, John
McKean, Joseph
Miller, Daniel
Mahmor, Henry
Miller, John
Moore, John
Morrice, John
Jacob, Mull
McClure, James
James, McCartney
Otto, John
Parkinson, Robert
Philips, Emmanuel
Roney, William
Ramsey, John
Rine, George D.
Richardson, John
Smith, Samuel
Scott, John
Sullivan, Thomas
Smith, William H.
Steele, John
Thompson, William
Wyncoop, Cornelius
Walker, Thompson
Weibley, Martin
Witsell, John
Wheeler, William
Walker, William

I do certify, that the above and forgoing is a true and correct muster-roll of my company. Given under my hand, at Carlilse, this 145th day of September, Anno Domini 1814.

Wm. Alexander, Captain of Carlisle Infantry. James Fenton, Colonel.


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Hays-4053 and Hays-4046 appear to represent the same person because: dups with same parents
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