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Found! Children of William Hays and Catherine Lewis

As stated in previous posts, James Warr’s estate papers mention a Winifred Hays, orphaned daughter of William Hays, who we know to be the husband of Catherine Lewis. Through Catherine’s father Joshua Lewis’ estate papers, we also know that Catherine Lewis married William Hays and that both died and left behind many children.

James Warr Estate Petition by Willie and Winifred Hays
Winifred Hays, daughter of William Hays and Catherine Lewis mentioned in the estate of James Warr, husband of Millie Lewis, 1797, Northampton County, North Carolina. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99CN-2421

Joshua Lewis Estate Records Catherine Lewis Hayes
Catherine Lewis’ father Joshua Lewis’ estate documents filed by Millie Lewis and her second husband James Warr in Northampton County, NC in 1788.  The document says that Catherine Lewis was married to William Hayes but that he had since passed and that the couple had five children. [FamilySearch]
Searching through the guardianship papers of Northampton County, North Carolina available on FamilySearch I have found documents granting guardianship of the following minor orphans to James Warr, second husband of Millie Mildred Lewis (after Daniel Drewry):

  • Fanny Hays
  • John Hays
  • Patty Hays
  • Samuel Hays
  • Sarah Hays (later married Henry Evans)
  • Winifred Hays
Fanny Hays Guardianship
Guardianship of Fanny Hays granted to James Warr, 2nd husband of Mildred “Millie” Lewis. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRP3-9MH7
John Hays Guardianship
Guardianship of John Hays, son of William Hays and Catherine Lewis granted to James Warr, husband of Millie Lewis March 1789. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RP3-99PC
Patty Hays Guardianship
Guardianship of Patty Hays, daughter of William Hays and Catherine Lewis granted to James Warr, husband of Millie Lewis March 1789. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RP3-99PC
Samuel Hays Guardianship
Guardianship of Samuel Hays, son of William Hays and Catherine Lewis granted to James Warr, husband of Millie Lewis March 1789. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRP3-9MH7

Sarah Hays Guardianship to James Warr
Guardianship of Sarah Hays, daughter of William Hays and Catherine Lewis granted to James Warr, husband of Millie Lewis March 1789. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRP3-9MH7
Winifred Hays Guardianship
Guardianship of Winifred Hays, daughter of William Hays and Catherine Lewis granted to James Warr, husband of Millie Lewis March 1789. FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RP3-99PC
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Catherine Lewis of Middlesex County, Virginia married to William Hayes

In my last post, I wrote about Barry Lee Marston’s very helpful book Marsten Book/Marston Plantation.  It turns out that Barry is a relative!

Triangulator extension Marston
Barry Lee Marston, his relative, and my grandmother share two segments above 7 cM on chromosome 4. This was calculated using Goran Runfeldt’s new Triangulator App.

About Goran’s app

Barry is so nice and very helpful; he put me in touch with Judie King who is also awesome and helpful.  I felt a little apprehensive since, as I mentioned in my email, I’ve heavily used their work to help me leaf-out this branch of the family tree once I established a tie to Millie Lewis’ family in Northampton County, North Carolina.  All props and respect to Barry Marston and Judie King!  Thank you!

I haven’t connected Catherine Lewis to Sally Hayes on paper quite yet, BUT thanks to Barry and Judie I have found confirmation that Catherine Lewis did marry and have children with William Hayes.  She pointed me to Catherine’s father Joshua Lewis’ estate documents filed by Millie Lewis and her second husband James Warr in Northampton County in 1788.  The document says that Catherine Lewis was married to William Hayes but that they had since passed together and that the couple had five (or seven? That looks like an “n” at the end) children.

Joshua Lewis Estate Records Catherine Lewis Hayes
Catherine Lewis’ father Joshua Lewis’ estate documents filed by Millie Lewis and her second husband James Warr in Northampton County, NC in 1788.  The document says that Catherine Lewis was married to William Hayes but that he had since passed and that the couple had five children. [FamilySearch]
From what I understand, Joshua Lewis died in 1759 in Southampton County, Virginia and that’s where his estate went to probate in 1760.  That makes me wonder if Catherine Lewis and William Hayes died in Southampton County as well.  How did Sally Hayes, if she is the daughter of Catherine Lewis and William Hayes, end up in Greensville County, VA in 1790 to marry Henry Evans?

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Tentative mtDNA Connection to Martha Marston and Joshua Lewis of Virginia

We have two perfect mitochondrial DNA matches.  One connected my furthest known maternal line ancestor, Sarah Evans, to her parents Henry Evans and Sarah Hayes by way of her sister Nancy Evans of Northampton County, North Carolina (Nancy married Elijah Gumbs Boon).  I just need to figure out the parents of Sarah Hayes who was likely born in Virginia, particularly her mother.

The second connection is through Mildred “Millie” Lewis b. 1738 d. 1801, wife of Daniel Drewry/Drury, both of Virginia. Her parents were Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston.  Given the DNA evidence, I have a strong hunch these families are connected through the maternal line even though I don’t have quite enough of a paper trail yet to firmly connect them.  I just need to figure out a daughter who could have been the mother of Sarah Hayes.

Children of Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston (from Marston Book/Marston Plantation by Barry Lee Marston):

  • James Lewis, b. 05 Sep 1726; d. 1815
  • Anne Lewis, b. 08 Nov 1727; d. 1727
  • Edmund Lewis, b. 20 Jan 1728/29
  • Joanna Lewis, b. 1730; m. John Vaughn; d. 1797
  • CATHERINE LEWIS, b. 1732; m. WILLIAM HAYES; d. 1789
  • Sarah Lewis, b. 1734
  • Martha Lewis, b. 1736; d. 1788
  • Mildred Lewis, b. 1738; d. 1801 (married Daniel Drewry)

Marston Book

It is important to note Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston’s son James Lewis eventually ends up in Northampton NC with his family (from the Genealogy Web Page for Charles E. Lewis: Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales):

Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales

I would love to know more about Judie King of Texas and her letter #293!

WGT mtDNA Match
Our 2nd mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) match that links our maternal line to Mildred Lewis through her sister Catherine Lewis, and ultimately Martha Marston and her mysterious mother Ann, wife of John Marston.
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The Southside Virginian on Internet Archive Volume 2

Volume 2 Number 1

  • Nottoway Indian Census, Southampton County 1808
  • Two Dinwiddie County Wills
  • Amelia County Insolvent Militia Fines
  • Princess Anne County Deed Book No. 5, 1735-1740
  • Certificates of Allegiance
  • Records of a Sussex County Family, 1745-1845
  • Tombstones, “The Oaks”, Brunswick County
  • Chesterfield Tithables, 1756
  • Charlotte County Powers of Attorney, 1797-1830
  • Southampton County Insolvent Lists, 1807
  • Unrecorded Deeds from Isle of Wight County, 1770-1797
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia

Volume 2 Number 2

  • Sussex County Will Book A
  • Prince Edward County Deed Book 8, 1788-1790
  • Certificate of Allegiance, Amelia County
  • Surry County Militia Fines
  • Unrecorded Southampton County Deeds
  • Southampton County Residents from Nansemond County
  • Some Edmunds Heirs
  • Chesterfield Tithables, 1756
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg
  • A Gardner Family of Southampton County
  • The Tobacco Plant

Volume 2 Number 3

  • Losses to the British in Nansemond County, 1782
  • Vick Family Register
  • Some Burned County Wills
  • Cumberland County Tithable Lists for 1759
  • Southampton County Insolvent Lists 1818, 1819
  • Halifax County Powers of Attorney, 1752-1811
  • Family Record of Dr. Henry Lewis of Brunswick County
  • Brunswick County Undecided Chancery Causes
  • Marriages from Amelia County Fee Books
  • Sussex County Will Book A
  • Mecklenburg County Chancery Suits

Volume 2 Number 4

  • Some Robert Chappels of Amelia and Lunenburg Counties
  • Cumberland Tithables, 1759
  • Losses to the British in Nansemond County
  • The Tobacco Plant
  • Some Unrecorded Pittsylvania County Marriage Bonds, 1810
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg
  • Unrecorded Southampton County Deeds
  • Lunenburg County Militia Fines
Genealogy

The Southside Virginian on Internet Archive Volume 1

Volume 1 Number 1

  • Brunswick County Will Book 2
  • Amelia County Tithable List for 1737
  • Urquhart Family Cemetery, Southampton County
  • Account Book of Estates put into the Hands of the Sheriff’s Office, Nansemond County, 1840-1845
  • Registers of Births and Deaths of William Browne and Ann his wife of “Cedar Fields”, Surry County
  • Some Importations from Lunenburg County Order Books
  • Wills from Southampton County Loose Papers
  • Removals from Delinquent Tax Lists
  • Greensville County Powers of Attorney
  • Black Creek Baptist Church, Southampton County, Register of Births

Volume 1 Number 2

  • Halifax County Will Book O
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
  • Camden Parish, Pittsylvania County, A List of Indentures
  • Lawrence Family of Nansemond County
  • Memorandum of the Age of the Children of Timothy Tharp and Martha his wife
  • Southampton County Marriages
  • The Watkins Family
  • Removals from Insolvent Lists of Amelia County
  • Nottoway County Powers of Attorney
  • Chesterfield County Militia Fines
  • Isle of Wight County Marriages from Land Tax Books, 1821-1829
  • Chesterfield Tithables 1756
  • A Copy from the Register of Benjamin Lewis, Sr.
  • Certificates of Allegiance

Volume 1 Number 3

  • Norfolk County Guardian Bonds, 1751-1761
  • Briery Presbyterian Church Session Book
  • Clack Robinson Family Bible
  • Isle of Wight County Marriages from Land Tax Books, 1821-1829
  • Removals from Amelia County Insolvent Lists, 1750
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
  • Bible of John Limbrey Wilkins of Brunswick County, Virginia
  • Militia Fines for Henry County for 1821, Recorded 1822
  • Halifax County Will Book O
  • Ages and Birth Dates, Southampton County
  • Meade Family of Amelia County

Volume 1 Number 4

  • Henry County Powers of Attorney, 1806-1823
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
  • Brunswick County Militia Fines
  • Removals from Sussex County Militia Fines
  • Norfolk County Guardian Bonds, 1751-1761
  • Powhatan County Insolvents and Removals
  • Buckingham County Probate Records
  • A Williamsburg Will
  • The Rideout Family
  • Princess Anne County Deed Book No. 5, 1735-1740
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Evans 1789 Personal Tax List Greensville County Virginia

Tax list from Binns Genealogy (“1790” Census, reconstructed.  Index)

People listed on the 1790 marriage record:

Henry Evans

Evans 1789 Personal A Tax List
Henry Evans on the 1789 tax list in Greensville County, Virginia. I don’t know who either William Evans are just yet. Could be of interest.

 

John Goodwyn

John Goodwyn 1789 Personal Tax List A
John Goodwyn, the bondsman, on the 1789 tax list in Greensville County, Virginia.
Esau and Armistead Goodwyn 1789 Tax List B
Esau Goodwyn and Armistead Goodwyn, possibly related to the bondsman John Goodwyn. Tax List 1789 Greensville County, Virginia.

 

J. Parks

J Parks 1789 Personal Tax list A
Could be one of these J Parks that was the witness.

 

William Andrews

William Andrews 1789 Tax List A
Possibly William Andrews, the Methodist minister in Greensville County, Virginia.