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John Hays
Birth: 1705
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: Nov. 16, 1789
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

John Hays (Hayes) was born in 1705 in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland. He and Jane Love were married in 1724 in County Donegal. Because of trouble with the Excise Laws, John and Jane came to America in 1730 or 1732 and settled in Chester County, PA. Their dwelling in Chester County was burned to the ground so they moved to the Irish Settlement in what was then Bucks County, now Northampton County near Weaversville, where John kept a public house, store and tannery. During Indian troubles he used to beat a drum on the hill top, hear his house, to warn the settlers of approaching danger. After John's death in 1789 Jane moved to Northumberland County with her son Robert.

His Will [#1319, Northampton Co.], dated 9 Apr 1783, lists his children: William, John, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, James, Robert, Francis, Mrs. Isabella Patton, Mrs. Jane Brown, Mrs. Mary Gray (later Steele).
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  Jane Love Hays (1712 - 1806)*
  Elizabeth Hays Wilson (____ - 1812)*
  Jane Hays Brown*
  James Hays (1740 - 1817)*
  Robert Hayes (1741 - 1819)*
*Calculated relationship
Presbyterian Cemetery
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Forrest Fothergill
Record added: Jul 08, 2007
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John Hays
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John Hays
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John "The Immigrant" Hays. My 7th great grandfather.
- Allan Carroll
 Added: Nov. 20, 2014
John Hays is my 8th great grandfather
- Elaine Kern Sheets
 Added: Mar. 6, 2013
John Hays was my 8th great grandfather and our family's immigrant patriarch. I'm so grateful to know his memorial stone is still so beautiful and readable after all these years. Rest in peace.
- Lorrie Hayes
 Added: Mar. 3, 2013
This page is sponsored by: Lorrie Hayes

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