Surname: Hayes

Slave Narrative of Victoria Taylor Thompson

Person Interviewed: Victoria Taylor Thompson Age: 80 My mother, Judy Taylor, named for her mistress, told me that I was born about three year before the war; that make me about 80 year old so they say down at the Indian Agency where my name is on the Cherokee rolls since all the land was give to the Indian families a long time ago. Father kept the name of ‘Doc’ Hayes, and my brother Coose was a Hayes too, but mother, Jude, Patsy, Bonaparte (Boney, we always called him), Lewis and me was always Taylors. Daddy was bought by the Taylors (Cherokee Indians); they made a trade for him with some hilly land, but he kept the name of Hayes even then. Like my mother, I was born on the Taylor place. They lived in Flint District, around the Caney settlement on Caney Creek. Lots of the Arkansas Cherokees settled around there long times before the Cherokees come here from the east, my mother said. The farm wasn’t very big, we was the only slaves on the place, and it was just a little ways from a hill everybody called Sugar Mountain, because it was covered with maple sugar trees, and an old Indian lived on the hillside, making maple sugar candy to sell and trade. Master Taylor’s house had three big rooms and a room for the loom,...

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Slave Narrative of Acemey Wofford

Person Interviewed: Acemey Wofford Date of Birth: June 13 Age: 100 (about) The folks say I’m about 100 years old but there’s no way of me telling about that. I remember the master told me I was born on June 13, but I don’t know what was the year. Maybe I know once, but not now, for the only things I remember now is about the master. I mean my second master who brought me from somewhere in Mississippi to Texas. He was Doctor Hayes; the mistress was Malissa. She was mean, not like the master himself. When the mistress got mad, and that was likely to happen most any time, the slaves got pretty rough handling. She would pick up anything close and let it fly. Buckets or stone jars, sticks or boards, didn’t make no difference just so’s it was loose. I didn’t get around during the slave days. Just worked in the fields like a man and toted water to the master’s house. It was a big log house and it seemed like somebody was always wanting water; I wear myself out keeping water in the house. The night peace was told me I prayed to the Lord. I was thankful. And then after the freed Negroes got to leaving their old homes my husband left Mississippi and come to Texas for me. We stayed in...

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Slave Narrative of Charlie H. Hunter

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Charlie H. Hunter Location: 2213 Barker Street, West Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: May, 1857 Place of Birth: Wake County NC Age: 80 My full name is Charlie H. Hunter. I wus borned an’ reared in Wake County, N. C., born May, 1857. My mother wus Rosa Hunter an’ my father wus named Jones. I never saw my father. We belonged to a family named Jones first, an’ then we wus sold to a slave owner seven miles Northwest by the name Joe Hayes an’ a terrible man he wus. He would get mad ’bout most anything, take my mother, chain her down to a log and whup her unmercifully while I, a little boy, could do nothing but stan’ there an’ cry, an’ see her whupped. We had fairly good food an’ common clothing. We had good sleeping places. My mother wus sold to a man named Smith. I married first Annie Hayes who lived sixteen months. No prayer meetings wus allowed on de plantations an’ no books of any kind. I can read an’ write, learned in a school taught by Northern folks after the surrender, Mr. an’ Mrs. Graves who taught in Raleigh in the rear of the African Methodist Episcopal church. The school house wus owned by the church. We played no games in slavery times. I saw...

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Slave Narrative of Mattie Curtis

Interviewer: Mary A. Hicks Person Interviewed: Mattie Curtis Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Location of Birth: Orange County NC Age: 98 Occupation: Sewing Before And After The War An interview with Mattie Curtis, 98 years old, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Route # 4. I wus borned on de plantation of Mr. John Hayes in Orange County ninety-eight years ago. Seberal of de chilluns had been sold ‘fore de speculator come an’ buyed mammy, pappy an’ we three chilluns. De speculator wus named Bebus an’ he lived in Henderson, but he meant to sell us in de tobacco country. We come through Raleigh an’ de fust thing dat I ‘members good wus goin’ through de paper mill on Crabtree. We traveled on ter Granville County on de Granville Tobacco path till a preacher named Whitfield buyed us. He lived near de Granville an’ Franklin County line, on de Granville side. Preacher Whitfield, bein’ a preacher, wus supposed to be good, but he ain’t half fed ner clothed his slaves an’ he whupped ’em bad. I’se seen him whup my mammy wid all de clothes offen her back. He’d buck her down on a barrel an’ beat de blood outen her. Dar wus some difference in his beatin’ from de neighbors. De folks round dar ‘ud whup in de back yard, but Marse Whitfield ‘ud have de barrel carried in his parlor...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Eliza Hayes

Hayes, Mrs. Eliza (See Griffin)—Eliza, daughter of William and Eliza Griffin was born Sept. 25, 1861. Educated in the Cherokee public schools and Female Seminary. Taught school for some time. Married at Webbers Falls on Jan. 11, 1883 Richard, son of John and Rebecca Hayes, born Sept. 3, 1859 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. They are the parents of Emma Hays, born Dec. 13, 1884. Mrs. Hayes is a member of the Methodist church Her Cherokee name is Lesi Saluaya and she belongs to the Holly...

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Biographical Sketch of C. S. Hayes

C. S. Hayes, jeweler and dealer in musical instruments, is a native of Orleans County, Vt. In 1871, he came to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, learned his trade with A. C. Taylor, where he worked four and one-half years. In 1876, he removed to Blairstown, Iowa; there opened a jewelry store, where he remained about five years. July, 1881, he came to Norfolk, where he has since carried on this business in all its branches. He carries the most complete stock of watches and jewelry, silver and plated ware, musical instruments and sewing machines of any house in Northern Nebraska. Mr. H. will take pleasure in having all call and examine his extensive stock before purchasing elsewhere. It should be remembered that all work is...

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Biographical Sketch of Hon. Samuel W. Hayes

Hon. Samuel W. Hayes, firm of McClary & Co., general merchandise and coal, is a native of Strafford County, N. H. In 1849, went to California, where he remained about three years. In 1852, came to Burlington, Iowa. Was employed in the construction of the Burlington & Missouri Railroad; continued with this company about eight years. Was commissioned Commissary Sergeant in the Thirty-sixth Iowa Infantry; remained with the regiment till the spring of 1866. He then came to Fremont; engaged in merchandising. In the fall of 1873, came to Norfolk, where he has since been engaged in merchandising. Was a member of the State Senate from Dodge County in 1872-73; also a member of the Senate from Madison County in 1877. For the past thirty-five years, he has been a member of the Masonic Order. Is now Senior Grand Warden of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes, An enterprising farmer of the Fifteenth District, was born November 3, 1810. In Georgia, and brought when an infant to Dekalb County by his father. He is the third of nine Children born to John and Martha (Young) Hayes. The father was born in South Carolina. He was for some time a resident of Georgia, then Alabama, and finally came to Tennessee, locating where Dekalb County now is. He died when Isaac was a mere boy. Our subject was educated in the subscription schools of the county. He remained with his widowed mother until his marriage. In 1832 he wedded Miss. Elizabeth McGinniss, who bore him seven children: Mary, Lucinda, Richard, Elizabeth, Isaac, and twins, all of whom are dead. The mother departed this life January 29, 1852. He married Miss. Eliza Helen Robinson, December 23, 1852. This Union resulted in the birth of eight children, of who are living John R., Richard, Kizzie, Rebecca, Mary, Isaac, and Eliza. After farming on rented land for some time, Mr. Hayes purchased fifty acres on Holmes Creek, and now owns 500 acres of valuable land, well cultivated, located on the Lancaster and Smithville road, eleven miles from the latter place. His property was greatly damaged by the late War, almost ruined, but he now has it in fine condition, and is one of the healthiest localities in the county....

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Biography of William Hayes

William Hayes. For many years some of the burdens of agricultural industry and business affairs have been carried by members of the Hayes family in Ogden Township. Mr. William Hayes is a young and progressive business man, manager of the local elevator at Ogden, and has also had practical experience from early boyhood as a farmer. Mr. Hayes was born at Ogden, February 8, 1881, son of John and Elizabeth (Huckin) Hayes. His father was a native of Ireland and his mother of England. They married in Indiana, and about fifty years ago came to Champaign County, where the father lived to develop a good farm and witness the magnificent transformation of the county from a prairie to a landscape that has been fitly characterized as a garden. In the family were six children, four sons and two daughters, William being the third in age. Mr. Hayes graduated from the Ogden High School in 1899. His boyhood days were spent on the farm and at the age of twenty-one he married Miss Laura A. Green. She was born in Oakwood Township, daughter of Wilson and Julia (Fredrick) Green. She was educated in the Union district school. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes after their marriage moved to Vermilion County, Indiana, and for six years farmed there. They then returned to Ogden and Mr. Hayes took charge of his father’s homestead and...

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Biographical Sketch of Patrick F. Hayes

Hayes, Patrick F.; cement contractor; born, Limerick, Ireland, Oct. 6, 1857; son of Patrick and Ellen Fitzgerald Hayes; educated, Parochial schools; married, Cleveland, July 9, 1889, Bridget Dennig, three children, Mary, James and Florence; gunner in Royal Artillery, British Army, for six years; for the last twelve years, has been in the business of a cement contractor; member Catholic Order of Foresters, Loyal Order of Moose, Cleveland, No. 63. Recreation:...

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Hayes-Kotter, Lori Leigh Mrs. – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Lori Leigh Hayes-Kotter, 49, of North Powder, died April 4, 2006, at Baker City. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the North Powder School, 333 G St. There will be a buffet lunch afterward at the North Powder Grange. Lori was born on Jan. 14, 1957, at Enterprise to Clyde and Ann Hayes of Joseph. She grew up on the family farm near Hurricane Creek and attended school at Joseph, graduating in 1975. She was active in sports and 4-H. Lori loved to garden and cherished time with her family and friends. She was involved with the North Powder School and other community activities. Lori was never without a smile and was always helping and caring for those in need. Lori loved life! “There are no words that convey the sense of loss of love and respect from such an amazing individual as herself,” her family said. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Hayes. Survivors include her husband, Brian Kotter, and daughter, Candra Clark, of North Powder; a son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Summer Power of Jonesboro, Ark.; her mother, Ann Hayes, of Joseph; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim Hayes and Wendy McDaniel of Joseph; a brother, Blane Hayes of Joseph; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Kay and Bob Pace of Winnemucca, Nev.; a grandson, Keithen Power...

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Hal K. Hayes

2nd Lt., Bat. A, 326th F. Artly., 84th Div.; from Iredell County, N.C.; son of J. Lee and Matilda Hayes. Husband of Mrs. Gayzelle Hayes. Entered the service at Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 1917, and sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France June 12, 1918. Promoted to 2nd Lt. Oct. 1, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel and the 3rd Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Served in the N.C. N. G. Returned to the USA Feb. 10, 1919, and mustered out of the service at Camp Lee, Va., Feb. 25,...

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Hayes, George – Obituary

George Hayes Dies At Pasco, Valley Pioneer Passes Thursday George H. Hayes, 75, a Kittitas Valley pioneer, died Thursday afternoon at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco following an illness of two weeks [died May 31, 1956]. He had made his home in Pasco with a daughter, Mrs. Helen Rombough, for the past year. Hayes was brought to the valley by his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James T. Hayes. He farmed for many years in the Edgemont District before his retirement. He was a past master of the Kittitas Grange, a charter member of the Ellensburg Moose Lodge and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Sunnyside. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Rombough: four brothers, John and Harry Hayes of Ellensburg, Abe Hayes of Kittitas and C. P. Hayes of Yakima; a sister, Mrs. Marie Bender of Ellensburg; and a granddaughter, Donna Marie Rombough, and a grandson, Roy D. Rombough, both of Pasco. His wife, Mrs. Lydia Hayes, died in 1933, and another daughter, Mrs. Hilda Marie Rexroth in 1955. The body was returned here by the Evenson Funeral Home and will lie in state there until Monday at 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Evenson Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Daughter of the Pasco Episcopal Church officiating. The Ellensburg Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside services at the IOOF Cemetery....

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Hayes, Matilda Curtis – Obituary

Matilda (Tillie) Hayes, 92, died at a local nursing home Friday. She was the daughter of valley pioneers Mr. and Mrs. James Curtis. Born November 16, 1879, at the site where Kittitas now stands, she married James J. Hayes, January 29, 1899, and she lived in the Denmark-Badger Pocket area until five years ago when she moved to Ellensburg to live with her daughter, Mrs. Velma Casey, 105 S. Ruby. She is survived by a son, James A. Hayes, Ellensburg, two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Indermuhle and Mrs. Casey, both of Ellensburg, seven grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, ten great-great grandchildren, and a brother, West Curtis, of Brewster. She was preceded in death by two sons, George 1924, and Earl, 1948. Funeral services will be in Evenson Chapel, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Reverend Alvin Lustie will officiate and burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Family suggests those wishing to send memorials may end them to the Kittitas County Historical Society, in care of Miss Ruth Damman. A child not mentioned in the obit was Charles Wesley. He was born February 15, 1904 and died December 3, 1924. Dorothy Matilda died October 6, 1972. According to my research, she divorced James in 1927. Tillie’s mother was Samantha Wheeler. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hayes, Nancy Fortney – Obituary

Mrs. Nancy Hayes, Pioneer, Passes/Valley Resident For 59 Years Dies; Many Descendents Mrs. Nancy E. Hayes, 83-year-old Kittitas valley pioneer, died at the Valley hospital yesterday [died March 19, 1941]. She was the widow of the late James T. Hayes, and had lived in the Kittitas valley since 1882. Mrs. Hayes was born in Missouri, March 14, 1858. She was married in 1876. She leaves 64 descendents. She is survived by seven children: J. J. Hayes of Badger Pocket; George Hayes of Sunnyside; Abe Hayes of Kittitas; and Mrs. Lou Bender, Mrs. H. P. Willis, C. P. Hayes and H. K. Hayes, all of Ellensburg. She is also survived by 33 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Honeycutt chapel. Rev. Joseph Greene will officiate. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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