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Samuel Mayes, Sr
Birth: May, 1802
Death: Dec., 1858

Husb. of Nancy [Adair] Mayes, buried here. Parents of 12 children. Journeyed(1849) with several sons to California, first to the 1849 Gold fields, returning to Indian Terr. Traveling company included Cherokees Richard F. Fields & wife Rachel Goss Fields [Richard F. Fields was chosen as Captain of the wagon train]; Sam Lasley; brothers Ed & Daniel C. Bushyhead; Charlies & Wm. Holt; James Shelton; Looney Rattling Gourd; Zeke Byers; Will Goss (died on a later train, of cholera); Ben Franklin Goss; Sam Houston Mayes and sons G. W. & John Thompson Mayes; Ben Walter Trott; Lige Terrll & wife, Elizabeth; possibly also Sanders Choate; Starr Bean(Caleb Starr Bean?); and Robert Paden. Later Mayes journeyed to CA. again with Frank (Francis Asbury) and (John)Thompson his two sons, trailing 1000 head of cattle to stock a California ranch; later returning to I.T. before 1857. His son, Frank (Francis A.) was murdered while on a trip back to I.Territory 
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  Nancy Adair Mayes (1808 - 1876)*
  George Washington Mayes (1824 - 1894)*
  William Henry Mayes (1842 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
"Died age 55 yrs 6 mos 29 Days"
Ross Mayes Cemetery
Mayes County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Patricia Mechling
Record added: Dec 07, 2001
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Samuel Mayes, Sr
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