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Rachel Hays (Huff)

Also Known As: "Lee"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bedford, Virginia
Death: Died in Racoon Township, Marion, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Huff, Sr. and Sarah Huff
Wife of John Lee and Samuel H. Hays
Mother of Sarah Lee; John Lee; Nicholas W. Hays; Alia Hays; Mary Fields and 7 others
Sister of Francis Huff; Samuel Allen Huff; Leonard Peter Huff; William Nathan Huff; Leonard Huff and 9 others

Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About Rachel Hays

The first record of Samuel & Sarah in TN is 13 Dec 1794 wherethey appear in the minutes of the Big Pigeon Baptist Church as joining.  They made application for letter of dismissal on 1 Dec 1798. Anotherchurch entry is 1 Jun 1799 about "...what is to be done with RachelHuff  later Mrs. Samuel Hays for leaving the Church without a letter and marrying a man which is reported has another wife living."

By 16 Dec 1800 the Smith Co. TN court minutes show the following entry "Ordered that Samuel Huff Sr. be allowed Letters of Administration toadminister on the Estate of John Lee who gave bond and security andqualified according to law." 

This would seem to confirm that nobigamy was involved, since Rachel's dad administered the estate and had John Lee a wife elsewhere, the marriage to Rachel would not have been valid.

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Rachel Hays's Timeline

1771
December 13, 1771
Virginia
1799
October 17, 1799
Age 27
1800
June 10, 1800
Age 28
1803
March 18, 1803
Age 31
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States
1804
April 26, 1804
Age 32
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
1806
March 11, 1806
Age 34
Alabama, United States
1807
1807
Age 35
Alabama, United States
1809
March 24, 1809
Age 37
Alabama