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Mary (Yates) Hays (1852 - 1929)

Mary Hays formerly Yates
Born in Florida, United Statesmap
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 30 Nov 2018 | Last significant change: 31 Jul 2020
13:39: Sarah (Murtaugh) Heiney added Mary Jane (Hayes) McWilliams (1885-1953) as child for Mary (Yates) Hays (1852-1929). [Thank Sarah for this]
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Biography

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From Mary's FindAGrave profile:

Mary Jane Yates was born to James A. Yates and Malinda Youngblood, both of whom were of Holmes Valley Creek Indian descent (this may be incorrect they may both be from the Carolinas). Mary Jane's first husband was a Harrell, whom she had a daughter by. While married to the Harrell man, she was seeing a Leavins man, John Pitts (a neighbor), and James Leonard 'Len' Hays. One day the Harrell man came and got the little girl and left, and no one ever saw them again. She became pregnant four times and gave birth to Joseph Leavins, Levi Leavins, Martha Leavins, and another daughter Eugenia "Genia", who married Will Dauphin. She didn't really know the identity of the children's fathers, and put the last name of Leavins as each of the children's father. Apparently, she favored the Leavins man over the other three. But she really believed Levi was the Leavins man's child. The family said Levi never acted or looked like the other children, and that he looked like the Leavins man. Mary Jane ended up marrying James Leonard 'Len' Hays, and had eight more children by him. They were Arch, Mary Jane, Sirilda, James Leonard 'Scott' Jr., Gordon Bennett 'Buck', Leamon 'Lee', Charlie, and Annie. Most of this information came from 91 yr. old Wes Leavins (son of Joseph Leavins) at the 1999 Hayes Reunion at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, in Washington Co., FL. Wes is the son of Joseph Leavins, one of the children whom Mary Jane had, but wasn't sure about the father's identity. Wes Leavins' mother was Belle, and his wife was Mary. James Leonard Hayes, also had his first eight children by his first wife, and the next eight children by his second wife, Mary Jane Yates.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6C3-44X : 13 December 2017), Mary Yates in entry for James Yates, 1860.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNZJ-LY2 : 12 April 2016), Mary Yates in household of James Yates, Florida, United States; citing p. 5, family 47, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,632.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNZZ-QFM : 29 July 2017), Mary Hays in household of James Hays, Vernon and Yates Mill, Washington, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district ED 157, sheet 512C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,132.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M36F-V2R : accessed 28 July 2020), Mary Hayes in household of James L Hayes, Precinct 2, Davis Mills & Precinct 7, Chipley (incl. Chipley town) & Precinct 15, Wausen, Washington, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 124, sheet 6B, family 128, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,177.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVK5-TLQ : accessed 28 July 2020), Mary Hayes in household of James L Hayes, Chipley, Washington, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 121, sheet 13A, family 298, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 169; FHL microfilm 1,374,182.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNBD-Y5S : accessed 28 July 2020), Mary Hayse in household of James L Hayse, South Chipley, Washington, Florida, United States; citing ED 162, sheet 8B, line 80, family 128, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 232; FHL microfilm 1,820,232.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #28409186


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