Selected Families and Individuals



1.  The Weisigner Family by B. J. Weisiger III p. 116 listed all the children except Samuel.

1.  Mary was unmarried.

2.  Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 4, p. 135

In the name of God all Murcful, I Mary Hayes of the parish of Rawliegh & County of Amilia being in perfect memory and minde to make Ordain and appoint this my last will & Testament.

Item   I give to my brother Henry Hayes Twenty five pounds Cash to him and his heirs forever.

Item   I give and bequeath to James Hayes son of my brother Richard four Negroes Seleah, Billiy, Brister & Sukey all which I give to himand his Heirs forever.

Item  I give and bequeath to Katharine White Daughter of Martha White one Sorrell mare with a white face by the name of Nancey to her and her Heirs forever.

Item  I give and bequeath to my brother Richard Hayes all the remaining part of my Estate I have not already Given to him and his Heirs forever.

My desire is that my Estate be not appraised, and Lastly I appoint my Brother Richard Hayes and James Hayes executors of this my last will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by Seal this fifteenth day of January one thousand Eighty seven.
                                                                                    Mary Hayes (Seal)

Signed Sealed & Delivered in presents of Peter Jones Snr.
                                                                        Joseph (his mark) Rogers
                                                                        George Vasser

Recorded the 23 day of April 1789

Sarah Grover PAUL

1.  Sarah was Aunt of Vice-President Hendricks of Indiana.

2.  Sarah may have been married to a Paul Cravens prior to her marriage to Samuel.

Matthew Richard ARMSTEAD

1.  This eldest son of Clarissa & Mr. Armstead was in Hampden-Sydney College in 1826.

Mathew WHITE

1.  The given name William was given by both Goode & McLemoure.

2.  He lived near Rough Creek Church, Charlotte.

3.  Mathew died intestate in 1803....Charlotte County Order Book 17, pages 88-89.

Capt. Richard HAYES "Jr"

1.  Richard was an officer of the Virginia Militia Continental Army.

2.  Richard left a will dated 25 Nov 1787.   The will was proved in April 1788, with Richard Sr, James Hayes, George Smith, & Samuel White named as executors.

3.  Richard Hayes

    In the Name of God Amen I Richard Hays of the County of Charlotte and parish of Cornwall, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament, that is to say I recommend my Body to dust to be buried in a Christian like manner, and my Soul to God who gave it.  And as touching my Worldly Estate, I desire my debts first of all to be paid, then I lend to my beloved Wife Mary Anne Hays all my Estate both real and personal during her widowhood, or until the first of my Children come of Age or Mary's (then my desire is in either case) my personal Estate be divided in four equal parts, between my Wife and my three Children namely George Hays, Mary Anne Hays and Samuel Smith Hays, my Wife taking her first choice, which I lend to her during her natural life, and at her decease my desire is that it be equally divided between my three Children, George, Mary Anne & Samuel Smith, or their Survivors (Children) to them and their Heirs forever, as also their Allottments above mentioned to them and their Heirs forever.  I give to my Executors and Executrix full power at any time to Sell and Convey my Lands whereon I now live, and that they lay out the Money so arising from such Sale in other Lands for the use of and benefit of my three Children to be equally divided between them, to them and their heirs foreever, or their Survivors, Children, namely George, Mary Anne and Samuel Smith, and  do by these presents hereby disannull and revoke all former Wills, deeds, or Gifts whatever.  I appoint George Smith, Richard Hays, James Hays Samuel White, Mary Ann Hays my whole and Sole Executors and Executrix of this my Will and Testament, as Witness my hand and Seal this Twenty fifth day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.  My desire is that no Apprisment  be taken of my Estate.
                                                                                                    Richard Hays SS

Witness Matthew White, Elizabeth White, Martha White.

    At a Court held for Charlotte County and 7th day of July 1788.  This last Will and testament of Richard Hays deceased was exibited in Court by Mary Anne Hays, James Hays, Richard Hays and Samuel White the Executrix and three of the Executors herein named, and the same was proved by the oaths of Elizabeth White, and Martha White two of the Witnesses hereto Subscribed to be the act and deed of Riochard Hays deceased, and ordered to be Recorded.  And on the Motion of the said Mary Anne Hays, Richard Hays, James Hays and Samuel White, who made oath according to Law Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form, they giving Security, whereupon they with Little Joe Morton, Francis Scott, Russell Brown and Matthew White their Securities entered into and Acknowledged their Bond according to Law for that purpose, Reserving liberty to George Smith the other Executor to join the probate.
---Charlotte County, Virginia Will Book 1, p406---

Samuel Smith HAYES

1.  Samuel probably died young.