Robert Mayes (Mays)
|Birthplace:||Stafford, Virginia, United States|
|Death:||Died in Amherst, Virginia, United States|
|Place of Burial:||Amherst, Virginia, United States|
Son of James Mayse and Jean Esther Mayse
|Managed by:||Private User|
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About Robert Mayes
Willl proved Amerst VA 18 July 1808. Names wife Susannah; sons Jesse, Pearce, Joseph B., Ballenger; daughter Polly Mays.
M, #3828, d. 1808
Robert Mays married Elizabeth Bolling circa 1753 in Virginia.1
Robert Mays married Susanna Wade on 4 September 1780 Amherst County, Virginia.1
Robert Mays died in 1808 Amherst County, Virginia.2
Children of Robert Mays and Elizabeth Bolling
Benjamin Mays1 b. 10 Sep 1757
William Mays1 b. c 1759
John Mays1 b. c 1761
James Mays1 b. c 1763
Richard Mays1 b. c 1765
Sarah Mays+2 b. c 1767, d. bt 1830 - 5 Mar 1834
Mary Mays1 b. c 1769
Rhoda Mays1 b. c 1771
Children of Robert Mays and Susanna Wade
Joseph B. Mays3
Pierce Mays1 b. c 1783
[S572] Nancy Curran (e-mail address), "Mays Family", Ancestry World Tree.
[S203] Lyman Chalkley, Augusta County Records, Mays v.. Mays, O.S. 179, N.S. 63.
[S203] Lyman Chalkley, Augusta County Records, p. 150.
In his memoirs, “Four Years for Old Virginia” James Henry Mays says that he
enlisted at age 19 at Rocky Point in Monroe Co, Virginia in the spring of 1861 in Co. F,
22nd Virginia Infantry with 100 other young men. He came, he says, from a middle-class
southern farmhouse and his family were slave holders. He wrote his memoirs on scraps
of paper that were later transcribed by his son, Lee.
I have traced the family history as follows: Robert MAYS, b. abt. 1731, possibly
in Stafford Co., Va, d. July 18,1808 in Amherst Co. Va., married 1. Elizabeth BOLLING
(b. ? in St. Paul's Parish, Stafford, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Latham
BOLLING of Stafford Co ) on Dec. 27, 1756 in Stafford Co. Va.; married 2. Susanna
WADE (dter of Pierce and Mary BALLENGER WADE) on Sept. 4, 1780 in Amherst
The children of Robert and Elizabeth were: Benjamin MAYS, b. Sept. 10, 1757 in
Stafford Co, d abt. May 25, 1835 in Iredell Co., NC; William, b 1759 Stafford Co
married Jane SWINNEY 3 Mar. 1788 in Amherst Co; James, b abt 1763 Stafford Co
married Lucrisa WADE 21 Jan 1786; Richard, b. abt 1765 Stafford Co married Pattey
EVANS Aug. 10, 1793; Sarah, b. abt. 1767 in Stafford Co., married William YELTON;
Mary, b ABT 1769 Stafford Co. married her cousin Joseph MAYS on Oct. 3, 1791;
Rhoda, b abt 1771 Stafford Co. married Hansley CARPENTER Nov. 3, 1797.
The children of Robert and Susanna were: Joseph B. Mays, b abt 1781 in Amherst
Co. married 1. Elizabeth Williamson 24 Jan 1809 Amherst. They had children Nancy
W., Beverly W., Taliaferro W. and Robert B. 2. He married Sally Hatten on 20 Oct.
Jesse, b abt 1782 married Nancy ? They had moved to Giles Co TN by
1824, when he authorizes a friend to handle his part in his father's estate.
Ballenger, b. 1784 married Mary "Polly" WRIGHT , daughter of Tommy and
Cynthia Mayes Wright of Bedford Co and granddaughter of James and Mary Mays of
Bedford Co, on Dec. 21, 1811 Ballenger died in Augusta Co after 1860 census, which
listed his age at 76 and his wife's age at 68 and son William at 33 .
I've been told Mary Polly Wright died in 1868 in Augusta Co. of asthma, son John
signing the death certificate. She also could have had a son David, who was 29 in 1860
and living near her, and a son Jubal, who was 37 in 1860 Augusta census.
Mary "Polly" married Thomas Williamson on 4 May 1811 in Amherst.
Pierce b. abt 1783 married 1. Polly FULCHER Sept. 30, 1805, married 2. Nancy
Robinson 25 Jan. 1821, Thomas Hill surety .
Robert Mayes's Timeline
Stafford, Virginia, United States
September 16, 1757
Over Wharton Parish, Virginia, United States
Stafford, VA, USA
July 18, 1808
Amherst, Virginia, United States
Amherst, Virginia, United States