Peter HAYES[1, 2]

Male Abt 1673 - 1761  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name Peter HAYES 
    Born Abt 1673  Hayes Plantation, Upper Parish, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1761  Halifax County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I96  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 

    Father Peter HAYES,   b. Abt 1650, Pagan Creek, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth FLAKE,   b. Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1669  Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha SLEDGE,   b. Abt 1690, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Halifax County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 104 years) 
    Married 1726  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John HAYES,   b. Abt 1707, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1774, Bertie County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     2. Reuben HAYES,   b. 1720, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Milly HAYES
     4. Rebecca HAYES
     5. Silve HAYES
     6. Winnie HAYES,   b. 1735,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hannah HAYES
     8. Charles HAYES,   b. Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Willie HAYES
     10. Edy HAYES
     11. William HAYES,   b. 1704, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777  (Age 73 years)
     12. Rev. Thomas HAYES,   b. 1706, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will: August 03, 1760 Halifax Co., NC Probate: March 1761 Halifax Co., NC

      Peter Hayes and Martha Sledge are reported by some to have had 12 children one of whom was John Hays. (Once in North Carolina the spelling of the name changed from Hayes to Hays) His son, John Hays and his wife Phebe had at least six children one of whom was another John Hays (1735-1782).

      Peter joined the migration of settlers pushing south into the great virgin forests of the Tidewater, after the Tuscarora War. From the earliest records it would seem that Peter who homesteaded on Urashaw Swamp, and his sons, were more interested in buying and selling land than in farming. The many grants and estate transfers in which they were involved would indicate that the Hayes men obtained a comfortable living from real estate, or what would be considered comfortable in those frontier days.

      INFO: Peter Hayes of Urashaw born on the Hayes Blackwater plantation in Isle of Wight Co. Just across the river in Surry County was the plantation of Charles Sledge. Peter married Martha Sledge, daughter of Charles. Peter Hayes was the executor of Mary (Clarke) Sledge's will (Boddie, Southside Va. Families, Vol. I, p. 366). The record of a grant of 640 acres in the Urashaw Swamp region has not been found, but it is mentioned in a land transfer. In 1720 Peter Hayes and his eldest son William were listed as having arms and able to defend the colonies against the Indians. This list constitutes a military roster for Capt. Patterson's company, and was made up of all the male residents of the upper part of Chowan Precinct, an area today found in Hertford and Northampton Counties. (Hathaway, Register, Vol. I, p. 443). His will dated August 3, 1760 and probated in March 1761 in Halifax County, North Carolina, names his wife Martha as executrix and gives each of his younger children five shillings. His wife was to have the estate and to see that the childr4en were educated and cared for. The three eldest children were not mentioned in the will; they had been established with their own families.

      SOURCES: Title: VIRGINIA HISTORICAL GENEALOGIES Author: BODDIE, JAMES Repository: Call Number: Media: Book

  • Sources 
    1. [S389] Patricia Heath.

    2. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.