|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1845|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1903|
William Walter Mayes was born December 28, 1845 to Thomas B. and Elvira Leake Mayes in Shelby county, Missouri. Shortly after his birth the family traveled to Ellis county, Texas where they had a land certificate from the Mercer Colony. By 1850 his father had died and his mother had married John C. Cook and the family was living in Dallas county.
In 1861 William joined the 6thy Texas Cavalry Company C of the Confederacy with his brother Charles C. Mayes. His service ended in 1865.
He married Judith Amanda Lacy, his second cousin, daughter of James and Elizabeth Reed Lacy on July 21, 1870 in Dallas, Texas. His brother Robert K. Mayes had married Judith's sister, Ann L. Lacy. Both families moved to Tarrant county, Texas for a few year before going to Young county where they lived the rest of the lives.
He helped organize and build the Murray Baptist Church and was church treasurer from 1880 to 1885.
William died December 12, 1903 after an accident on Dobbs Hill.
Obit from the Graham Leader December 18, 1903:
"Mr. W. W. Mayes died last Saturday from the effects of injuries received on the Dobbs hill, as stated in these columns last week. His remain were taken to Fish Creek Sunday for interment. In the death of Mr. Mayes, Young county has lost a kind and good neighbor. He was a quite law-abiding citizen and an upright gentleman. The Leader deeply sympathizes with the bereaved family."
Children of William and Judith Mayes:
Thomas Lacy Mayes
Walter William Mayes
Violet Elvira Mayes
Charlie Robert Mayes
Joe R. Mayes
Elizabeth A. Mayes
Thomas B Mayes
Elvira Leake Mayes Cook (1818 - ____)
Judith Amanda Lacy Mayes (1848 - 1921)
Thomas Lacy Mayes (1871 - 1950)*
Claude Mayes (1873 - 1937)*
Walter W Mayes (1875 - 1916)*
Violet Elvira Mayes Walsh (1877 - 1960)*
Charlie Robert Mayes (1879 - 1950)*
Joseph Reed Mayes (1882 - 1953)*
Elizabeth Amanda Mayes Cross (1887 - 1958)*
Robert Kanady Mayes (1842 - 1917)*
William Walter Mayes (1845 - 1903)
Maintained by: Sonja Brumley Vaughn
Originally Created by: DBrown
Record added: Oct 25, 2009
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