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William Mayes
Birth: Oct. 31, 1776
Henry County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1861
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA

William Mayes was born in Henry County, Virginia on October 31, 1776 and died in Sumner County, Tennessee on November 18, 1861. He was the first to be buried in the Mayes Cemetery located in northern Sumner County. William Mayes was married twice. William was married to Susannah Mayes Bridges of Virginia on August 31, 1800, in Grainger County, Tennessee. Susannah was born on August 20, 1777. Susannah's maiden name was also Mayes, and she was a widow at the time of her marriage to William. Her father was William Mayes of Kentucky. William and Susannah had the following children: Pleasant Franklin, Mahala Melvina, Joel Crowder, and William Smith. William and Susannah immigrated to Sumner County, Tennessee about 1815, where they engaged in farming. Susannah died about 1845 and is presumed to be buried in the family cemetery. William was married to Nancy May on May 31, 1847 in Sumner County. Nancy May was 46 at the time of the 1860 census. They had two children. Their names were: Frances Marion and Texanner. Nancy died on November 1, 1907 at the home of her son, Frank Mayes. William Mayes purchased 175 acres in northern Sumner County, Tennessee on August 30, 1815. He purchased the land at a cost of $600 from Benjamin Hudson. The State of Tennessee had first granted the property to Captain Moses Wimberly of North Carolina "in consideration of military service performed" (Warrant no. 4224) on December 12, 1796. Captain Wimberly assigned the property to Benjamin Hudson, as was a common practice at the time.

William Mayes left his farm to his two youngest children Frances M. and Texanner. The property is believed to have belonged to the Mayes family at the time of George Mayes's death in 1932. Snider Perry was the last known owner of the "Mayes" farm as of June 2000. The Frank Mayes cabin remains as part of a present home on the property. Much of the original hand crafted woodwork remains intact. The Mayes Cemetery is located there, directly in front of the home.

Bio graceously submitted by Not Forgotten (#47093036)

Family links: 
  Sherrod Mayes (1747 - 1836)
  Elizabeth D Smith Mayes (1752 - 1846)
  Susannah Mayes Bridges Mayes (1777 - 1845)
  Nancy May Mayes (1813 - 1907)*
  Pleasant Franklin Mayes (1806 - 1876)*
  Joel Crowder Mayes (1815 - 1864)*
  William Smith Mayes (1819 - 1898)*
  John B. Mayes (1826 - 1880)*
  Francis Marion Mayes (1850 - 1924)*
  Texanna Mayes Barnard (1853 - 1884)*
  Thomas Daux Mayes (1774 - 1846)*
  William Mayes (1776 - 1861)
  Elizabeth Mayes McCarty (1781 - 1838)*
  Dudley Mayes (1786 - 1844)*
  Johnathan Mayes (1793 - 1852)*
  Nancy H Mayes (1799 - 1878)*
*Calculated relationship
Mayes Cemetery
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Carolyn Thomas Sorensen
Originally Created by: L.M.L.
Record added: Sep 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41553740
William Mayes
Added by: Carolyn Nabours
William Mayes
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~ Rest In Peace ~Your Great-Great-Great Grandchildren
- Barnard/OConnor/Wolford
 Added: Jan. 12, 2014
For my 4th greatgrandfather.
- Ellen Mayes Smith
 Added: Dec. 6, 2012

- Daniel F.
 Added: Apr. 9, 2011
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