Hayes Records in Granville County, NC 1800-1820

Persons are “of Granville County” unless otherwise noted

Records prior to 1800 are here

19 Jun 1800
Deed: Robert Jones to William Roberts Hays, for £133:6s:8d, 97 acres of the waters of Long Creek beginning at a corner pine on Fuller’s line.. to the road thence down the road to the dividing line… the spring branch,,, Highfill’s line… Signed: Robert Jones. Witness: Lewellen Jones, Benj (x) Hays.  Recorded at November Ct. 1801.  [Granville County Deed Book Q, page 36.]

1800 Census: Granville County
Henry Hays 31001 – 21010 – 6  page 508
Stephen Hays 00100 – 10020 – 0 page 512
Sarah Hays 00100 – 01201 – 0 page 512 [widow of Joseph?]
Sarah Hays 21010 – 10011 – 0 page 530
Benjamin Hayes 02010 – 11221 – 0 page 531
Josiah Hayes 10010 – 00010 – 0 page 531
Ezekiel Hays 10010 – 20100 – 0 page 531
Sarah Hays 00100 – 01311 – 0 page 533   [The female numbers were struck through.]
Jesse Hays  10010 – 10100 – 0 page 535
Samuel Hays 21010 – 10020 – 0 page 535
John Hays 20010 – 20010 – 0 page 537

1800 Tex List
Epping Forest district:
Sarah Hays – 140 acres, no polls
Benjamin Hays – 1 poll
Ezekiel Hays – 1 poll
Tabbs Creek district
Jesse Hays – 120 acres, 1 poll
Samuel Hays – 120 acres – 1 poll
John Hays – 144 acres, 1 poll, 1 stud horse
Goshen district:
Henry Hays – 1 poll

1801 Tex List
Epping Forest district:
Sarah Hays – 140 acres, no polls
Benjamin Hays – 96 acres, 1 poll
Ezekiel Hays – 90 acres, 1 poll
Tabbs Creek district:
Jesse Hays – 105 acres, 1 poll
Samuel Hays – 135 acres – 1 poll
ditto for his mother – 140 acres, no polls
John Hays – 114 acres, 1 poll, 1 stud horse
Goshen district:
Henry Hays – 1 poll

2 Jan 1802
Deed: Leonard C. Higgs to Samuel Hays, for £200, 100 acres beginning at a poplar on Lawrence’s branch… Henry Fuller’s line… William Hays line… south along the road to Highfills line…  Signed: Leonard Higgs.  Witness: Lewellen Jones, Phillip Roberts. Recorded May Ct. 1802.  [Granville County Deed Book R, page 28.]

2 Apr 1802
Mortgage Deed: Jones Fuller to Samuel Hayes.  Jones Fuller indebted to Samuel Hays for £46:13s:10d, now for further sum of 5 shillings, delivers 200 acres (not described) and one sorrel horse about five feet high.  Due 25 December 1802 else Samuel Hays free to sell to highest bidder… Signed: Jones Fuller.  Witness: Robert Hamilton, Sam Hawkins.  Recorded May Ct. 1802. [Granville County Deed Book R, page 10.]

12 Apr 1802
Deed: Thomas Hays of Franklin County to James Seawell, for £37:4s, 82½ acres on Martains Creek. Signed: Thomas (x) Hays.  Witness: Happy (x) Hays, Abigail (x) Hays, Washington Fuller.  Recorded May Ct. 1802.  [Granville County Deed Book R, page 11.]

5 May 1802
Deed: Jesse Hays to Samuel Hays, for $20, 15 acres beginning at a post oak at sd. Samuel Hays corner… down the branch to Samuel Hays line… Signed: Jesse Hays.  Witness: Wm. Sneed. Proved by Jesse Hays November Ct. 1802.  [Granville County Deed Book R, page 70.]

26 Jun 1802
Deed: Thomas Hays of Franklin County to Hezekiah Hifill (sic), for £20, 50 acres on west side Linches Creek… post oak in the county line and by said line… Signed: Thomas (x) Hays.  Witness: James Hint Spiers, Samuel Hays.  Recorded August Ct. 1806. [Granville County Deed Book S, page 277.]

18 Sep 1802
Deed:  John Hayes to Thomas York, for £30, 100 acres on Long Creek…beginning at a corner post on Thomas York’s line… Powell’s line…Moore’s line…Dickerson’s line…  Signed: John Hayes, Witness: John [Burton?], Robert Powell.  Recorded November Ct. 1811.  [Granville County Deed Book V, page 248.]

7 Oct 1802
Marriage Bond: Benjamin Stark & Sally Hays.  Bondsman:  Harrison Fussell.

1802 Tax List:
Epping Forest District:
Samuel Hays — 100 acres, 1 free poll
Benjamin Hays — 96 acres, 1 free poll
Sarah Hays — 140 acres, 1 free poll
Tabb’s Creek District:
Jesse Hays — 105 acres, 1 free poll
Samuel Hays — 131 acres, 1 free poll
Sarah Hays — 140 acres, no polls
John Hays — 144 acres, 1 free poll, 1 stud horse
Goshen District:
Henry Hase – 1 poll

5 Nov 1802
Mortgage Deed: Simeon Hays & Sarah Hays to Leonard Henderson “whereas Simeon Hays and Sarah Hays stand justly indebted to James Hamilton, merchant” in sum of £66:14s  by bond bearing date above… for further sum of 5 shillings now deliver to Leonard Henderson 125 acres whereon the sd. Sarah Hays and Simeon Hays now lives being that parcel  of land bequeathed by will by Joseph Hays dec’d to the abovesaid Sarah Hays during her lifetime and to Simeon Hays after her death, and one bay horse… Due 25 December next else Henderson may sell to highest bidder… [Granville County Deed Book R, page 197.]

16 Dec 1802
Marriage Bond: Elijah Pittard & Barshaba Hays.  Bondsman: Williamson Wynne.

Elijah Pittard had headed a household of 9 in the 1800 census so this is evidently his second wife.  No idea who Barshaba Hays was.

1 Mar 1803
Deed: Henry Fuller to Samuel Hays, for £24, 12 acres beginning at a post oak Hezekiah Highfill’s corner… Fuller’s line… Lawrence’s branch…  Signed: Henry Fuller.  Witness: Lewellen Jones, G. W. Fuller.  Recorded May Ct. 1803. [Granville County Deed Book R, page 150.]

28 Mar 1803
Bill of Sale:  Mordecai Hays to Stephen Sneed, for £145, one negro man by the name of Aron (sic)… heretofore hired by me to said Sneed.  Signed: Mordecai Hays.  Witness: L. Henderson.  Recorded May Ct. 1803. [Granville County Deed Book R, page 156.]

I have no idea who Mordecai Hays was but I doubt that he was related to the other Hays families of Granville.  He appears in no other records in Granville or in surrounding counties.  It is possible that the clerk misspelled a surname like Harp, Hoss, Haynes, etc. that look very similar when handwritten.

4 Apr 1803
Deed: James Fuller to Samuel Hays [this actually reads “James” Hays but it is “Samuel Hays” in five places in the deed itself], for £126:13s, 260 acres… red oak in said Hay’s line.  Signed: Jas. Fuller.  Witness: G. W. Fuller, Bretain (sic) Fuller.  Recorded February Ct. 1805.  [Granville County Deed Book S, page 2.]

13 Sep 1803
Deed: Benjamin Hayes & his wife Nancy Hayes to Joseph Smith of Franklin County, for £30, all interest they may have in the landed estate of William Roberts, dec’d.  William Roberts in his will bequeathed unto sd. Nancy one-fourth of his lands to possess at the death of his wife…  Signed: Benjn. (x) Hayes, Nancy (x) Hayes.  Witness: G. H Macon, Washington Fuller.  Recorded May Ct. 1804. [Granville County Deed Book R, page 313.]

The 1799 will of William Roberts (Book 4, page 305) had left money to “my granddaughter Elizabeth Roberts, daughter of Nancy Hayes” and had left a slave girl named Amey to “my loving daughter Nancy”.   His plantation was lent to his wife and after her death was to be dived among his four children.  The granddaughter Elizabeth was apparently born before Nancy Roberts married Benjamin Hayes, thus carried her mother’s surname.

5 Oct 1803
Marriage Bond: Simeon Hays & Polly Hester.  Bondsman: Garland Hester.

Mary (Polly) Hester was the daughter of Benjamin Hester according to later records.

1803 Tax List:
Epping Forest District:
Samuel Hays — 468 acres, 2 free polls, 4 slaves
Benjamin Hays — 1 free poll
Sarah Hays — 140 acres, no polls
Tabb’s Creek District:
Jesse Hays — 100 acres, 1 free poll
Samuel Hays — 150 acres, 1 free poll
Simeon Hays — 125 acres, 1 free poll
John Hays — 143 acres, 1 free poll, 1 stud horse

Sarah Hays, widow of Joseph Hays, no longer appears on tax lists. Also did not spot Henry Hays this year.

4 Feb 1804
Deed:  Sarah Hays to Mary Brown, for £50, 146 acres [same description as land bought in 1781].  Signed: Sarah (X) Hayes.  Witness: Lewellen Jones, Washington Fuller.  Recorded February Ct. 1804.  [Granville County Deed Book R, page 246.]

This is Mary Hays who married John Brown, evidently a daughter of Sarah Hays.

12 Jun 1804
Deed:  Claiborn Cook to Charles Hayes, for £100, 100 acres beginning at Nailings corner in Hayslip’s line… Nailing’s line… Signed: Claiborn Cook.  Witness: Wm. Hanks, Wm. Kittrell.  Proved May Ct. 1806.  [Granville County Deed Book S, page 248.]

1804 Tax List:
Tabbs Creek District:
John Hays – 144 acres, 1 poll, 1 stud horse
Samuel Hays – 150 acres, 1 poll
Jesse Hays – 100 acres, 1 poll
Simeon Hays – 125 acres, 1 poll
Epping Forest District:
Josiah Hays – 1 poll
Benjamin  Hays – 1 poll
Samuel Hays – 470 acres, 1 poll, 4 black polls
Tarr River District:
Henry Hays – 1 poll

7 Aug 1804
James Hamilton, merchant, to Samuel Hays, planter, for £96, 160 acres on the east side of Fishing Creek beginning at a sugar tree near the bank of sd. creek formerly Hudspeth’s line… Hudspeth’s former line now Allen’s… White’s former line now Taylor’s… Signed: James Hamilton.  Witness: Edwin T. Satterwhite, Robert Hamilton.  Recorded May Ct.1805. [Granville County Deed Book S, page 31.]

9 Oct 1804
Marriage Bond:  William Barnett & Lethy Hays.  Bondsman: John A. Hutchins.

19 Aug 1805
Bond:  Charles Moore & John Hays bond to Samuel Hays for $1200.  Charles Moore sold 152 acres on Log Creek to Samuel Hays… King’s line… York’s line… Bond is conditioned on his son Charles Kelly Moore making a good and lawful deed to said land upon arriving to the age of twenty-one.   Signed: Charles Moore, John Hays.  Witness: William Walker, Wm. Clopton. [Granville County Deed Book S, page 218.]

A minor could renege on a deed upon reaching 21, so his father is protecting the buyer.

1805 Tax List:
Epping Forest District:
Samuel Hays — 215 acres, 1 free poll, 4 slaves
Moley Hays — 140 acres, no polls
Fishing Creek District:
Benjamin Hays — 1 free poll
Tabb’s Creek District:
Jesse Hays — 105 acres, 1 free poll
Samuel Hays — 310 acres, 1 free poll
Simeon Hays — 125 acres, 1 free poll
John Hays — 144 acres, 1 free poll, 1 slave

Sarah Hays of Epping Forest has transferred her land to Molly (Mary), who has become Mary Brown.

7 Dec 1805
Will:  Joseph Rogers “…lend to loving wife Sara Rogers during her widowhood the land and plantation I now live on”, reserving 50 acres for son Joseph Rogers, and all negroes and other property.  To son William Rogers the land he now lives on [on Beaverdam Creek].  At wife’s death son Joseph to have the plantation, son Stephen to have negro girl Judah, daughter Rachel a negro boy named (—?), daughter Elizabeth a negro boy named Jim, daughter Sarah a negro girl Jinny, daughter Anna a negro boy Jack, daughter Mary a negro girl Kate.  Daughter Susannah to have three slaves, a feather bed and furniture, other personal effects.

At the widow’s death the remaining estate to be equally dived between:  Stephen, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Anna, Joseph, Mary, Susannah, and William Roger’s children.  Signed Joseph Rogers.  Witness: Z. Higgs, (S?) Higgs.  Proved May Court 1813.  [Granville County Will Book 7, page 311.]

The surnames of the daughters are omitted in the will, though several of the daughters had long been married.  Rachel Rogers had married Thomas Peyton in 1778, Elizabeth Rogers had married John Hayes in 1791 and James McDaniel had married Nancy Rogers in 1790.  Frederick Parham and Mary Rogers married in 1801.  By the time the residual estate was distributed, only seven of the nine heirs were still alive – see the item at 8 Nov 1817 below.

6 Oct 1806
Deed:  George Moore of Madison County, Kentucky to Peter Hayes of same, for £120 (same land as at 1 Nov 1806 below).  Signed: George (x) Moore.  Witness: John Moore, George Alcorn.  Proved in Madison County 6 Oct 1806 and recorded November Ct. 1806 in Granville County.  [Granville County Deed Book S, page 326.]

14 Oct 1806
Marriage Bond: John Hays & Ann Blackwell.  Bondsman: Wm. Kittrell.

1806 Tax List:
Epping Forest District:
Samuel Hays — 350 acres, 1 free poll, 5 slaves
Moley Hays — 140 acres, no polls
Fishing Creek District:
Benjamin Hays — 1 free poll
Tabb’s Creek District:
Jesse Hays — 100 acres, 1 free poll
Samuel Hays — 310 acres, 1 free poll
Simeon Hays — 125 acres, 1 free poll
John Hays — 144 acres, 1 free poll, 1 slave
Tar River District:
Peyton Hays — 1 free poll

Did not see Simeon Hayes this year.

1 Nov 1806
Deed: Peter Hayes of Madison County, Kentucky to Samuel Hayes, for £120, (no acreage mentioned but other records estimate it at 80 acres) on Long Creek beginning at Daniel Jones corner on Long Creek thence with the meanders of the creek… John Dickerson’s line… Jones line… Signed: Peter Hays.  Witness: Tho. Gallasphey, Phillip Roberts.  Recorded November Ct. 1806.  [Granville County Deed Book S, page 277]

These last two deeds resulted in a lawsuit a few years later when Samuel Hays failed to pay “his cousin” Peter Hays.  Samuel Hays, who owned adjacent land, asked Peter Hays to buy the land for him from George Moore who had inherited the land from his father.  Depositions were taken in 1811 in Madison County from Peter Hays’ sons Benjamin Hays and Samuel Hays.

Peter Hays was the son of Solomon Hays who died in Bertie County in 1800.  He and most or all of his brothers were in Madison County, Kentucky in time to appear on the 1805 tax list.

15 Dec 1806
Mortgage: Henry Hays to Charles Lewis, for loan of £41:13s:6d, Henry Hays pledges 3 bedsteads, beds and furniture, one gray mare, 18 bushels of corn, 40 hogs, 41 geese, 7 turkeys, dozen & ½ chickens, 2 stacks of oats, 2 chests, 6 chairs, one table… etc.  Signed: Henry (x) Hayes.  Witness: Peyton Hayes, William Gill.  Recorded August Ct. 1807. [Granville County Deed Book T, page 135.]

The signature mark is the same as the one used in the deed to William Christmas in 1796, thus adding to the proof that this is the same Henry Hays who was a solder in the Revolution. The mark is an off-center, skewed capital “H”.

7 Jan 1807
Marriage Bond: Thomas Dement & Lucy Hays.  Bondsman: John Brummit (Brommit?)

15 Jan 1807
Marriage Bond: William Short & Happy Hayes.  Bondsman:  Wyatt Short.

23 Jul 1808
Marriage Bond: Joseph Royall & Nancy Hayes.  Bondsman: Levi Higgs.

25 Nov 1808
Petition of Samuel Hays: “…Charles Moore Sr. (was?) deceased about the first day of October 1800 was seized in fee simple of the lands hereinafter mentioned by his last will and testament duly executed and proven…” which, your orator is informed, read in part “to my loving son George Moore the use of the land that I have laid off for him containing… eighty acres more or less and should he die under age or without issue I desire that the land be equally divided between my two youngest sons William and John…” Charles Moore died without altering or revoking that will.  “About 1806 George Moore sold land to Peter Hays of Kentucky and your orator agreed to pay Peter Hays $400 for it.”  Remainder of document abstracted: Orator executed bonds for $400 and Peter Hays by his agent has brought suit to collect.  But your orator is informed that George Moore is unmarried and without issue and therefore Peter Hays does not have a clear title.  Your orator asks the court to examine the original will to determine whether it reads “under age or without issue” or “under age and without issue”.  Signed: Samuel Hayes (in a shakey hand). [Granville County Loose Estate Records, filed in “Samuel Hays ca 1811” file]

29 Nov 1808
Bond:  Samuel Hayes, Robert Jones, & John Ricks £410 bond to Peter Hayes.  Signed by all three. Witness: John Hase.  [Granville County Loose Estate Records, filed in “Samuel Hays ca 1811” file]

1808 Tax List:
Epping Forest District: (no Hays)
Fishing Creek District:
Jesse Hays — 100 acres, 1 free poll
Samuel Hays — 450 acres, 1 free poll, 4 slaves
Tabb’s Creek District:
Samuel Hays — 310 acres, 1 free poll
John Hays — 144 acres, 1 free poll
[These were the only districts that I checked this year]

Hickman Floyd was in Fishing Creek: Thomas Johnston, Reuben Inscore, and Joshua Hutchinson were in Tabbs Creek

25 Dec 1808
Marriage Bond:  William Blackley & Levisah Hays.  Bondsman: Thomas Dement

March 1809
Samuel Hays vs. Peter Hays, Injunction filed. [Granville County Court of Equity Docket Minutes 1807-1825, page 35]

Peter Hays asked the court to collect $400 that Samuel Hays owed him, and Samuel Hays is attempting to prevent the execution by appealing to the Court of Equity. See below.

1809 Tax List:
Fishing Creek District:
Jesse Hays — 100 acres, 1 free poll
Samuel Hays — 320 acres, 1 free poll, 4 slaves
ditto for Molly Brown – 146 acres, no polls
Tabb’s Creek District:
Samuel Hays — 310 acres, 1 free poll
John Hays — 144 acres, 1 free poll
Simeon Hays — 1 free poll
[These were the only districts that I checked this year]

1810 Tax List:
Epping Forest District:
(image blurred on film)
Fishing Creek District:
Benjamin Hays — 1 free poll
Jesse Hays — 1 free poll
Samuel Hays — 320 acres, 1 free poll, 4 slaves
ditto for M. Brown — 146 acres, no polls
Tabb’s Creek District:
Samuel Hays — 310 acres, 1 free poll
Simeon Hays — 1 free poll
John Hays — 144 acres, 1 free poll
Tar River District:
Peyton Hays — 1 free poll
James Hays — 1 free poll

1810 Census
Sarah? Hays: 11010–01001 page 872 [first name is not clear, looks like “Jorah”]
Jesse Hays: 21010–40010 page 876
[2 names]
Saml Hays: 22010-11110 – 9
Mary Brown: 02020-00101
Peyton Hays: 00110–00000 – 1 page 901
Henry Hays: 31101-30010 page 903
Samuel Hays: 12110-20010 page 909
John Hays: 01101-22011
Simeon Hays: 20010 –10010 page 910

Did not see Henry Hays in tax lists.

12 May 1810
Marriage Bond: John Duncan & Elizabeth Hayes.  Bondsman: James Hayes.

15 Jan 1811
Deposition of Benjamin Hays Senr. in Madison County, Kentucky: “some time in the year 1806 (he believes) he happened in conversation with his brother Samuel Hayes in the State of North Carolina. Samuel Hayes then told him that Peter Hayes had gone to Kentucky and that he had employed the said Peter Hayes to buy George Moore’s land for him. The land lay in Granville County, N. Carolina. After Peter Hays returned from Kentucky I heard him tell my brother Samuel Hays that he had purchased George Moore’s land for him and was to give four hundred dollars for it. My brother Samuel expressed himself well pleased with what Peter Hays had done and said he would satisfy him for his trouble…” Signed: Benjamin (x) Hays [Granville County Loose Estate Records, filed in “Samuel Hays ca 1811” file]

This establishes that Benjamin Hays and Samuel Hays were brothers and seems to identify them as children of Sarah Hays, who had been in Granville since at least 1777.

Deposition of Benjamin Hays Junr. taken at the same time and place, he being of full age: “Peter Hays once employed him to go to Samuel Hays to collect the money for him (to wit) four hundred dollars which he was to pay him for George Moore’s land. Samuel Hays said he had not the money and wanted me to take a Negro for it. I told him that would not suit. He then said he did not want to put his cousin Peter to any trouble as he had purchased the land to oblige him and that he would go before a magistrate and confess fifty dollar judgments for the amount of the debt. He accordingly did so and confessed eight judgments for fifty dollars each & interest and I agreed to stay executions for twelve months. After the time had expired I went back to collect the money. He still offered me the same Negro fellow by the name of Tom for the debt which I refused to take and went and had the executions issued & put them in the constables hands to collect. The constable executed his property and advertised it for sale . A few days before the sale Samuel Hays went and filed a bill as he informed me.” Signed: Benjamin Hayes [Granville County Loose Estate Records, filed in “Samuel Hays ca 1811” file]

Benjamin Hays “Junior” is much too old to be the son of Benjamin Hays “Senior” and is certainly the same person who was a son of Solomon Hays of Northampton County.

Deposition of Samuel Hays taken at the same time and place, he being of full age: “he was once in company with Samuel Hays the complainant. He then told me that was the land we were then on he had got Peter Hays to buy for him. this land lay adjoining the land which Samuel Hays had purchased of Charles Moore. He had an overseer and some hands at work thereon the land he purchased from Charles Moore. I recollect the morning we started from Samuel Hays to come to Kentucky Samuel Hays told Peter Hays in my hearing to be sure and buy George Moore’s land for him and not to buy it till George Moore be come of age.” Signed: Samuel (x) Hays.  [Granville County Loose Estate Records, filed in “Samuel Hays ca 1811” file]

Samuel Hays was a son of Solomon Hays of Northampton County.  He and his brothers Benjamin, Peter, and Jordan were all living in Madison County, Kentucky at the time.

The outcome of the suit is unknown.  Additional depositions were ordered to be taken in Granville County on 24 August 1811 from John Spears, Thomas King, James Spears, George King, Richard Glascow, and Leonard Higgs.  Only brief depositions by the first two are in the file; John Spears confirmed that Samuel Hays asked Peter Hays to buy the land for him, and Thomas King added that Samuel Hays thought Peter Hays had overpaid for $40.

7 June 1811
Land Grant: #1256 State of North Carolina to Samuel Hays, 100 acres west side of Long Creek beginning at a stake Samuel Hays corner, running with his line west 144p to a pine in his corner thence with his line south 45p… Steven Dickenson’s corner… [Granville County Deed Book V, page 398.]

28 Sep 1811
Deed:  John Hayes to William Summerhill, for £1, one acre… a little below or opposite the said Summerhill’s spring… Signed: John Hayes.  Witness: William Amis, Thos. (A?) Parham.  Recorded November Ct. 1812.  [Granville County Deed Book W, page 37.]

1811 Tax List:
Fishing Creek District:
Jesse Hays — 1 free poll
Samuel Hays — 300 acres, 2 free polls, 4 slaves
Tabb’s Creek District:
Samuel Hays — 310 acres, 1 free poll
Simeon Hays — 1 free poll
John Hays — 144 acres, 1 free poll
Tar River District:
Peyton Hays — 1 free poll

Fishing Creek and Tabbs Creek were adjacent districts and it is possible that the boundary line shifted over the years.  Essentially all the Hayes families in the county lived in one or the other.

28 Dec 1811
Marriage Bond: William Hays & Marinah (?) Hays.  Bondsman: William Bowers.

9 May 1812
Marriage Bond: Green Richards & Elizabeth Hayes.  Bondsman: Nathaniel Thomason.

10 Oct 1812
Marriage Bond: Benjamin House & Sally Hais (? last name smudged).  Bondsman: John Rust.

8 Nov 1812
Deed:  Samuel Hays to George King, for $102.50, 10¼ acres on the west side of Collins Creek beginning at a pine thence east on Geo. King’s line…  Signed: Samuel Hays.  Witness: H. Robertson, Thomas King.  [Granville County Deed Book X, page 360.]

ca1812
War of 1812 Service Card:  Solomon Hayes, fifer, Capt. Johnson’s (sic) Company, N.C. Militia.

ca1812
Roster, 5th Regiment, 8th Company (detached from Granville Regiment) commanded by Capt. Willis Johnston:  …Solomon Hayes
Roster, 5th Regiment, 9th Company commanded by Capt. Leatly Gilliam: …Peyton Hayes
[Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812 Detached from the Militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814, N. C. General Assembly, (Ch. C. Raboteau, 1851), pages 36-37.]

By an Act of Congress dated 10 April 1812, several regiments were formed from North Carolina county militias.  The Granville County militia was formed into two companies of the 5th Regiment. This roster is probably taken in the Spring or Summer of 1812.

In August 1814 the North Carolina militia was reorganized and Garnville’s (including Willis Johnson’s company) became the 4th Regiment.  This company of men, which contained many of the same names did not include the name of Solomon Hayes.  The Granville militia was again called into service at Norfolk, Virginia by orders issued in September 1814, but in the form of the 4th regiment.

4 Apr 1813
Marriage Bond:  Peyton Hays & Sally P. Richardson.  Bondsman: James Hays.

1813 Tax List:
Fishing Creek District:
William Hays — 1 free poll, 1 slave
Samuel Hays — 320 acres, 1 free poll, 4 slave
Tabb’s Creek District:
Samuel Hays — 310 acres, 1 free poll
Solomon Hays — 1 free poll
Simeon Hays  — 1 free poll
Tar River District:
Peyton Hays — 1 free poll

Solomon Hays did not appear on the 1813 tax list (not included here) and appears to be the son of Samuel Hays.  Solomon Hays was born in 1792 according to a family record, thus was 21 and taxable for the first time this year.  He later married the daughter of a Francis Hester, whose land was adjacent to Samule Hayes.

6 Jan 1814
Deed:  William R. Hayes to Samuel Hayes, for £133:6s:8d, 97 acres lying on waters of Long Creek “…corner pine on Fuller’s line… post oak on Highfill’s line thence along Highfill’s line to the road thence down the road to the dividing line thence along the said line… “ eastward to the spring branch and down the branch to the great branch…   Signed William R. Hayes.  Witness: B. Fuller, James H. Spears.  Recorded February Ct. 1814. [Granville County Deed Book W, page 184.]

He bought this land in 1800.

8 Feb 1814
Deed: Samuel Hays to John Glascow, for £500, 435 acres “beginning at a pine William Fuller’s corner… red oak standing in the road thence along the road… Lawrences’s corner… Lawrences’s branch… the Meadow branch… Daniel Jones line… Samuel Hights line… Spanish oak standing by the road…” Signed: Samuel Hayes  Witness: George Floyd, Richard P. Thomasson.   Recorded February Ct. 1814.  [Granville County Deed Book W, page 178.]

This tract appears to include the 46 acres he bought a few weeks earlier.

9 Nov 1814
Marriage Bond:  Solomon Hays & “Milley” Hester. Bondsman: Wm. Hester.

1814 Tax List:
Fishing Creek District:
Jesse Hays — 1 poll
Samuel Hays — 360 acres,  2 polls, 3 slaves
William Hays for self & Molly Brown – 100 acres, 1 poll, 1 slave
Tabb’s Creek District:
Samuel Hays — 310 acres, 1 poll
[These were the only districts that I checked this year]

7/8 Apr 1815
Estate Sale: Joseph Rogers.  Buyers included Samuel Hayes, Presley Hayes, and Arthur Hayes.  [Granville County Will Book 7, page 609.]

15 Oct 1815
Marriage Bond: Joel Hays & Rebeccah (sic) Crutcher.  Bondsman: Mastin Crutcher.

9 Nov 1815
Marriage Bond: Presley Hays & Polly Smith.  Bondsman: Samuel Butler.

1814 Tax List:
Epping Forest District:
Josiah Hayes – 3 acres, 1 poll
Arthur Hayes – 125 acres, 1 poll
Fishing Creek District:
Jesse Hays — 1 poll
Samuel Hays — 360 acres,  3 polls, 3 slaves
William Hays — 1 poll
Mary Brown — 100 acres, no polls
Tabb’s Creek District:
Solomon Hays — 1 poll
Simeon Hays — 1 poll
Samuel Hays — 310 acres, 1 poll
[These were the only districts that I checked this year]

Patience Johnson, Thomas Dement and others in Tabbs Creek.  Joshua Hutchinson, Reuben “Insco”, William Blackley, and others in Fishing Creek.  The two districts were adjacent, no idea where the dividing line was.

9 Dec 1815
Marriage Bond:  Allen Hays & Betsy Smith.  Bondsman: Hezekiah Plummber(?)

6 Jan 1816
Deed: Arthur Hays to Rigdon Valentine, for $500, 125 acres …along Valentine’s line to a corner white oak in [Liles?] Edward’s line… a maple in the Spring branch thence east to round the rock spring… said L. Edward’s line… Charles Eaton’s line… William Pardue’s line…  Signed: Arthur (x) Hays.  Witness: Liles Edwards, Betsy —.  Recorded May Ct. 1818.  [Granville County Deed Book Y, page 33.]

This appears to be land formerly owned by Sarah Hays.

7 Jan 1816
Marriage Bond: Thomas Hays & Nancy Smith.  Bondsman: John Duncan.

1816  Tax List:
Fishing Creek district:
Samuel Hays – 0 whites, 3 blacks, 360 acres “Long Creek”
Presley Hays  –1 white, 1 black
Jesse Hays – 1 white
Epping Forest district:
William Hays – 1 white
Sarah (?) Hays double check this image 88

Men 51 and older were exempted after 1814, so Samuel Hays is at least 51.  Only men aged 21-50 were taxed.  (Beginning in 1817 men aged 46 and older were exempt.)

1 Nov 1817
Deed: Josiah Hayes to James Hayes, for $12, 3 acres “a tract of land I now live on” laid out as a square 121 yards on a side  … beginning at a sourwood in John Glasgow’s line… Signed: Josiah (x) Hayes.  Witness: Cliff Finch, Benja. Hays.  Recorded May C t. 1818.  [Granville County Deed Book Y, page 20.]

8 Nov 1817
Estate Accounting:  Thomas Littlejohn, executor of Joseph Rogers, deceased, reports a balance of $1030.83 to be distributed in seven shares of $147.25 each to: Thomas Peyton and wife Rachel, John Hayes and wife Elizabeth, Henry Floyd and wife [blank], Frederick Parham and wife Mary, Thornton Parham as administrator of his wife Sarah deceased, Stephen Rogers, and James McDaniel and wife Ann. {Loose papers in file of estate of Joseph Rogers.]

29 Jan 1819
Deed: John Bobbitt of Franklin County to Ezekiel Hayes, for $600, 212 acres lying on the waters of Long Creek beginning at a white oak on Long Creek a corner of John Spear’s land…Higg’s line… Glascow’s line.  Signed John Bobbit.  Witness: William Hayes, Benjamin F. Hawkins, Parker F. Stone.  Recorded May Ct. 1829.  [Granville County Deed Book 4, page 70.]

Is the date of 1819 a mis-recording on the part of the clerk?  Should it be 1829?

6 Jun 1819
Deed of Gift:  Sarah Hays to “my beloved granddaughter Lucy Farrar”, one bed & furniture & one chest.  Signed: Sarah Hays.  Witness John Brummitt.  Recorded November Ct. 1819.  [Granville County Deed Book Y, page 304.]

6 Sep 1819
Mortgage: Peyton Hayes being indebted to Woodson Daniel & John Oliver in the amount of $84.28  by “a bond given by me the 2nd instant” now pledges a variety of household furniture, goods and equipment to John L. Oliver.  Oliver can demand the sale of these goods on or after 1 February 1820.  Signed: Peyton Hayes.  Witness: Thomas Hays, David J. Young. Recorded February Ct. 1820.   [Granville County Deed Book Y, page 334.]

1 Dec 1819
Marriage Bond: George Farrar & Delilah Hays.   Bondsman: William Farrar.

20 Feb 1820
Deed: Ezekiel Hayes to Benjamin Hayes, for $400, 212 acres on waters of Long Creek… white oak on Long Creek corner of John Spears land at the mouth of a small branch…Higgs line…Glascow’s line.  Signed: Ezekiel Hayes.  Witness: William Hayes, Merina Hayes, John B. Hayes.  Recorded November Ct. 1829 on oath of John B. Hayes.  [Granville County Deed Book 4, page 189.]

14 Mar 1820
Bond:  John Hayes acknowledges receipt of $147.25 plus interest from executor of Joseph Rogers and agrees to hold estate harmless from future claims against it.  Security: Samuel Hayes.  [Loose papers in file of estate of Joseph Rogers.]

1820 Census:
Fishing Creek District:
Presley Hays 100010-100101-4
William Hays 400110-1001
Samuel Hays 100111-002010-10
Jesse Hays 120001-00000-1
Epping Forest District:
Josiah Hays 000001-00101
Ezekiel Hays 000200-00101-1
Tabbs Creek District:
Samuel Hays 000101-00101
Solomon Hays 100110-20111
Goshen District:
Peyton Hays 100100-10100
Thomas Hays 100010-10100
Hardy Hays 100010-10110-1
Ragland District:
Simeon Hays 230010-21010

24 Dec 1820
Deed: Benjamin Hayes to John Glascow, for $600, 212 acres on waters of Long Creek – same description as land bought 20 February 1820.  Signed: Benjamin Hayes.  Witness: John B Hayes, H. Hight.  Recorded November Ct. 1829 on oath of John B. Hayes.

1 Jan 1821
Deed: Samuel Hays to [blank], for $25, “all my right, title, interest, claim I have to a parcel of land” …corner pine on Kings line… R. Powell’s line… Signed: Samuel Hays.  Witness: Samuel Hays Jr.  Thos. L. King.  Recorded Feb. Ct. 1824 on oath of Samuel Hays the grantor. [Recorded twice, Granville County Deed Book 2, page 72 and page 74.]

The Cross-Index to Deeds records the first of these as a deed to Robert Powell and the second as a deed to John D. Hawkins.  Thomas King was Samuel Hays’ son-in-law.  Samuel Hays Jr. must be his son.

13 Jul 1821
Deed of Trust: Presley Hays, trustee for Samuel P. Butler, to Samuel Hays Senr. conveyance in trust executed by Samuel P. Butler for the benefit of Samuel Hays Sr. and Thomas W. Nooman bearing date 8 September 1820… tract of land bequeathed & decised by the late Isaac Butler dec’d to his son Samuel P. Butler and the said Samuel Hays Senr. being the highest bidder , bidding $670… 220 acres waters of Fishing Creek “beginning at the old house spring branch on the plantation which lately belonged to Isaac Butler dec’d which it empties into Fishing Creek… John Hunts line… up the meandering of Fishing Creek… devised to Samuel P. Butler at the death of the widow the late Mrs. Mary Butler… [Granville County Deed Book Z. page 330.]

12 Oct 1822
Deed: James Hayes to John Glasgow, for $44.22, 3 acres, a tract of land whereon I now live… laid out as a square 121 yards on a side… beginning at a sourwood in said Glasgow’s line… [the same and he bought in 1817].  Signed” James Hayes.  Witness: Thomas L. King, Benjamin Hayes.  Recorded May Ct. 1829.  [Granville County Deed Book 4, page 72.]


Select Records After 1820

10 Dec 1825
Court Record: “Samuel Hayes father of Joel Hayes dec’d relinquishes his right of administration to Howell L. Ridley.”  [Granville County Loose Estate Records, file “Hayes, Joel 1825”]

20 Dec 1825
Inventory & Estate Sale: Joel Hayes estate valued at $58.85.  Buyers included John, Thomas, and Nayhaniel Crutcher and Polly, Alfred, Samuel, James, and Simeon Hayes. [Granville County Loose Estate Records, file “Hayes, Joel 1825”]

20 Sep 1826
Deed of Gift:  Samuel Hayes Senior “for the natural love and affection I have & bear unto my beloved daughter Catharine King wife of Thomas L. King” one negro girl by the name of Kissy.  Signed: Samuel Hayes Sr.  Witness: G. Wright.  Recorded November Ct. 1826.  [Granville County Deed Book 3, page 112.]

Catherine Hayes married Thomas L. King on 26 March 1822.

12 Oct 1826
Deed of Gift:  Samuel Hayes Senior “for the natural love and affection I bear unto my grandson James H. Hayes” one bay horse called Buck.  Signed: Samuel Hayes.  Witness: Thomas L. King.  Recorded November Ct. 1827.  [Granville County Deed Book 3, page 336.]

This is apparently the son of Presley Hayes.

13 Aug 1827
Bill of Sale: Samuel Hayes Senior to Thomas Powell, for $250, a negro boy by the name of Doctor.  Signed: Samuel Hayes.  Witness: Thomas L. King.  Recorded November Ct. 1827.  [Granville County Deed Book 3, page 334.]

4 Feb 1828
Administrator’s Bond:  John G. Crutcher, administrator de bonis non of estate of Joel Hays. [Granville County Loose Estate Records, file “Hayes, Joel 1825”]

14 Mar 1828
Deed of Gift:  Samuel Hayes Senior “for the natural love and affection I have for my beloved granddaughters Jane A. Hayes, Elizabeth Hayes, Lucy Hayes, and Winney Hayes, daughters of my late son Presley Hayes”… one certain negro girl by the name of Amy… and her increase… “and when my aforesaid granddaughter WInney Hayes arrives at lawful age” said Amy and her increase are to be sold and the proceeds divided equally among the four granddaughters.  Signed: Samuel Hayes.  Witness: Robert Powell.  [Granville County Deed Book 3, page 529.]

15 Apr 1828
Bill of Sale:  Samuel Hayes Senior to Honor Powell, for $110, one negro girl by the name of Franky.  Signed: Samuel Hayes.  Witness: Thomas L. King.  Recorded November Ct. 1828.  [Granville County Deed Book 3, page 526.]

14 Nov 1829
Deed of Gift:  Samuel Hayes Senr. for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto my beloved son Whitmell Hayes, one negro girl by the name of Mary.  Signed: Sam’l Hayes.  Witness: Green Stanton.  Recorded February Ct. 1830.  [Granville County Deed Book 4, page 224.]

3 Aug 1829
Guardian Accounting: Schedule of property belonging to my ward James H. Hayes. One horse sold on credit until 15 October next for $50. Signed: Samuel Hayes [in a shaky hand]. [Granville County Loose Estate Records, “Samuel Hays 1811” file]

4 Jan 1835
Guardian Accounting:  Accounting for Francis Hayes, Stephen Hayes, Salley Hayes & Polly Hayes orphans of Simeon Hayes dec’d by Mary Hayes their guardian. [Granville County Loose Estate Records, in file marked “Simeon Hays 1830”]

Later records in this file show Francis Hayes was of age in 1835 and Sarah and Stephen were still under age in 1836.  The daughter Sarah must have been the unnamed daughter for whom a coffin was purchased on 21 September 1830, according to the estate file of Mary Hayes.

26 Jan 1831
Mortgage Deed: William F. Hayes to Moses Neal, Trustee, “whereas William F. Hayes is justly indebted to John W. Benton” in the amount of $112.32½ by a bond dated 23 December 1830… pledges propety including one sorrel horse, two beds, household furnishings…  Witness: Wm. H. Farrar.  [Granville County Deed Book 4, page 431.]

12 Jan 1832
Deed:  Samuel Hayes to Whitmell Hayes, for $500, 200 acres on west side of Long Creek …beginning at a corner sycamore & hickory in Long Creek… lands of John O’Brien and Stephen K. Sneed… being the whole of the lands possessed by the said Samuel Hayes on the west side of Long Creek… Signed: Samuel Hayes.  Witness: Geo. Binns, Green Stanton.  Recorded May Ct. 1832.  [Granville County Deed Book 5, page 298.]

5 Nov 1838
Administration Bond:  Bond of William P. Smith on estate of Alfred Hays.  Security: Charles Smith, James Currin.

10 Dec 1825
Administration Bond: Howell L. Ridley on estate of Joel Hays.  A similar bond filed two months later on 6 Feb 1826.

5 Feb 1828
Administration Bond: John G. Crutcher on estate of Joel Hays.

7 Aug 1828
Inventory:  Estate of Joel Hays included notes on Polly Hays & James Hays, James Hays & Samuel Hays, Simeon Hays & James Hays, and several others.

8 Nov 1854
“Personally appeared Samuel Hayes before me W. S. McClanahan an acting Justice of the peace in and for the said County and maketh oath in due form of law that he is aged eighty-six years and that he recollects to have heard his uncle John Hayes who served in the war of the revolution under Colonel John Henderson who commanded a company of horse men in the Western part of North Carolina against the Tories, relate the circumstance of James Weathers being with and in said company…” Granville County, NC. [Affidavit in Pension File of James Weathers (Weathears) R11232.]

This is clearly the son of Joseph Hayes, declaring that he was born about 1768 (aged 86 in 1854) which is consistent with his age of 82 in the 1850 census. 

2 Nov 1857
Administration Bond: Samuel L. Hayes, administration of estate of Samuel Hayes, deceased. [Granville County Loose Estate Records, file “Hays, Samuel 1857”]

This file contains no information about his children.  It does identify his second wife and points to a pre nuptial agreement dated the same day that he married the widow Elizabeth Parham on 8 Nov 1837.