Monday, April 12, 2010

George W. Hays & Phebe Hart Hays

George W. Hays.

Birth: Mar. 18, 1825, Owen County, Indiana.
Death: Jul. 4, 1901, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

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George W. HAYS enlisted August 11, 1861, as a Private in the 1st Northeast MO Volunteer Regiment; consolidated with the 2nd NE MO to form the 21st MO Infantry Regiment, December 31, 1861. George was mustered into Company H as a Corporal, February 1, 1862, for 3 years. On their way to Pittsburgh Landing in Tennessee in mid-March, George contracted the measles and a severe cold. He was left behind at the hospital in Mound City, IL, and was discharged April 2, 1862. Complications from his illness caused him to lose his hearing in both ears.

Nancy Ann Asher Hays (1793 - 1882)

Charles Francis Hays (1850 - 1928)
Nancy Isabelle Hays Ewing (1858 - 1903)
Frances Willa Hays Wiltrout (1860 - 1942)
Eugene Ellsworth Hays (1865 - 1944)
Fred Hart Hays (1874 - 1962)

Phebe Hart Hays.

Birth: Mar. 20, 1827, Coshocton County, Ohio.
Death: Jun. 7, 1907, Otis, Rush County, Kansas.

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Phebe was a daughter of Reuben Hart (1792-1857) and Sarah Chapman or Chatten (1798-1881). She married George W. Hays in Adams Co., IL, May 18, 1849, at Big Neck in Keene Twp. His first wife, Sarah "Sallie" Mugg, died Dec. 31, 1848.

George and Phebe had eight children and possibly three more that died young.

Daughter Eliza Jane, born May 4, 1856, and often referred to as Lizzie, married Marshall A. Hartley in Loup City, Sherman Co., NE, Sept. 20, 1874. She was 18; he was 36. By 1900 they were living in Buchanan Co., MO, then spent the next several years in the Barton Co. and Rush Co., KS, area before moving on to California where Marshall died in 1913. They had two daughters, Grace and Edna Phebe. Lizzie died in Los Angeles Co., CA, Feb. 20, 1943.

Son George Fremont Hays was born March 1, 1863, in Monmouth, Warren Co., IL, and lived in Barton Co., KS, with his parents through 1885, but it's not known what happened to him thereafter. It is said he married and had three children: Phebe, Geraldine, and Stanley.

Daughter Cora Eva, born Aug. 18, 1869, married James E. Davidson and lived in nearby Pawnee Co., KS, through 1910 but their whereabouts thereafter has not been discovered. They had no children. It is said that Cora died about 1956 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

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