The Hayes Family of Green and Taylor Counties
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Richard B. Hayes (1793-1846) married first Nancy W. Sharp in Green County. Nancy died in 1838, and Richard remarried a few years later to Jane Christie, the daughter of Taylor County pastor, the Reverend Norman R. Christie. There were no issue by the second marriage, the issue by the first marriage was:

l. William W. Hayes (1818-1846) who married MaryAnn Hazard in Green County in 1841. After his death MaryAnn Hazard married William Spratt of Taylor County 15 June 1852 in Taylor County. Issue by William W. Hayes: Mildred b. 1844, Thomas b. 1842 and William b. 1847.

2. Minerva Hayes married John P. Dudgeon of Taylor County in 1841. In the 1860 Taylor County census they were parents to these children: Talitha 18, N.F. 15 (female) L.S. 12 (Female) P.S. (male) 10, Wm A., 8, Thos J., 6, and John,4 mos.

3.Hartwell W. Hayes (1824-1917) Hartwell went to Louisville Medical School in 1847, left KY and raised a family in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois.

4. James G. Hayes (1827-1895) James lived in Green County near Lemons Bend and raised a large family there

5. Missouri Hayes (1832-?) No data other than she was living in Green County in the 1850 census with the Gaines family

6. Adoline G. Hayes (1836-?) Adoline married Benjamin Kirtley in Taylor County 2 of November 1853 (date of marriage bond). By the 1860 census they had moved to McDonough County Ill where they raised a family. By 1870 census they had moved to Mason County Ill.

Abstract of Taylor County Circuit Records re settlement of the estate (land), of Richard B. Hayes

Richard B. Hayes left a tract on Robinson Creek. A division has been made by Commissioners. The tract contains 343 3/4 acres.
Property ordered to be sold at Taylor County Courthouse:

Lot 1. which R. Spratt purchased of Hartwell Hayes, James Hayes, John Dudgeon, the legal heirs, 180 acres

Lot 2. for W. Cloyd, the guardian of Missouri and Adoline Hayes, tract description: Austin's old line, R. Spratt and Robinson's Creek (108 acres)

Lot 3. for James H. Hubbard, Guardian, for the heirs of William Hayes, Jr.--description of tract: Sharp, W. Cloyd ,54 3/4 acres

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