James* H. Hayes, Jr

Male 1826 - Aft 1900  (> 75 years)


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  • Name James* H. Hayes 
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 13 Feb 1826  St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 24 May 1846  Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas (Mexican War) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James enlisted at Sabine Pass 24 May 1845 for the Mexican War; served in Civil War as Pvt 2nd Reg, 4th Co Inf and was discharged at Camayo Mex 24 September 1846. He applied for pension at age 61. The last entry is dated 21 May 1894. He was in the same company as his cousin Theophilus Hayes and Warren Johnson, possibly in Civil War.
    Census 25 Nov 1850  Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1850 Jefferson Co, Texas
      residence 221
      John Railey 51 1799 Georgia laborer <<
      Delinda Railey 34 1816 LA (Malinda Cole Johnson)
      Elisabeth Railey 17 1833 LA
      James Railey 14 1836 TX (step-son James Johnson)
      Nancy Railey 13 1837 TX (step-dau Nancy Johnson)
      Sally Railey 12 1838 TX (step-dau Sally Johnson)
      Moses Railey 7 1843 TX (step-son Moses Johnson)
      Christian Railey 2 1848 TX
      James Hayes 23 1827 LA laborer (bro to Louisiana Hayes)
      Emily Hayes 21 1829 TX
      Alzena Hayes 2 1848 2
      Matilda Hayes 0 6/12 TX 1850


      residence 223
      Clubb, Thos B. 32 1818 SC laborer
      Clubb Maria 24 1826 TX
      Clubb William C. 1846
      Clubb Sarah 1 1849
      Burris Enos 1801 Canada blacksmith
      Gibson Robert 20 1830 England laborer
      Willis John 16 1834 TX laborer (relation unk)
      Willis William 49 1801 TN laborer (relation unk)
      Willis William J. 14 1836 LA laborer (relation unk)
      Wilson John 27 1823 LA laborer (widower of Louisiana Hayes)
      Taylor John 39 1811 TN laborer (relation unk)

      residence 224
      Thomas F. Smith 31 1819 carpenter Tennessee
      Ella A. 26 1824 Pennsylvania
      Nancy F. 4 1846 Louisiana
      William M. 2 1848 Texas
      Sarah L. Lawrey 14 1836 Ohio (relation unk)
      James Penrod 18 1832 laborer Illinois (relation unk)
      James Dyson 57 1793 saddler Mississippi (relation unk)


      nearby:
      Solomon Sparks and Martha family
      John Sparks and Melinda family and James Court and Julia Ann

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    1850 Texas, Jefferson County, Sabine Pass census
    1850 Texas, Jefferson County, Sabine Pass census
    James Hayes, Emily Burrell and Matilda Hayes, and others
    signed by Worthy Patridge, Asst. Marshal
    Census 11 Jul 1870  Taylor Bayou, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 278 Hays G 24 1846 TX farmer
      Virginia 17 TX
      Laura 3 1867 TX
      Oscher 1 1869 TX

      285 Gallier, Joseph 54 wid of
      Mary Catherine Hayes (dec'd) dau of Mary Hayes, sis of Jas
      (he was also bro of Mary's 2nd dec'd husband Francis)
      Uphema 16 1854 TX
      Marton 14 1856 TX

      294 Hays, Mary I 73 1797 LA
      Hays James 40 1830 LA <<<<
      Mary 16 1854 TX
      Misaura 6 1864 TX

      295 Hays Lenard 55 1815 LA
      Felicity 49 1821 LA
      Polly 29 TX
      Linstrom, Joann 23 1847 Texas
      Embry 13 1857 TX
      Lenard 16 1855 TX
      James 8 1862 TX
      Feloman 5 1865 TX
    Census 12 Jun 1880  Sabine Pass (District 42), Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 12 Jun 1880 District 42, Sabine Pass, Texas
      47 F. P. Hemmenway 26 engineer TX -- PA
      Mary Hemmenway 25 wife TX LA LA
      Arthur Hemmenway 4 son TX
      Emily Hemmenway 1 dau TX
      Missouri Hays 15 sis-in-law single TX LA TX
      Mary Gallier 83 1797 G-mother widowed LA SC MS

      49 Garner, J.H. 66
      Matilda 63
      S.A. 30
      Bradley 19
      Rachel 14 goddaughter TX (--) TX
      Othneil 4 godson TX (--) TX

      50 McCall, A.E. 40
      Jacob 27 foreman
      Frank 18 foreman
      John 14
      Robert 13
      Mary 10
      Claudie 8
      Gibson J.E. 20 female single general housework

      51
      Wm Allen 78 1802 farmer Germany Germany
      Ann (prev Mrs. Gibson) 40 1840 Texas Louisiana Louisiana
      Emma 11 1869 Texas
      Bettie 8 1872 Texas
      Nettie 2 1878 Texas


      52 Gantz, Charles C. 40 1840 farmer Germany Germany Germany
      Matilda 30 1850 TX Louisiana Louisiana
      C 12 1868 TX
      Mary 11 1869 TX
      Lena 9 1871 TX
      Edna 6 1874 TX
      Claudie 3 1877 TX
      Hayes, James 50 father-in-law 1820 LA

      53 Johnson Uriah 34 LA LA LA
      L 33 LA LA MS
      Rachel 13
      Lizzie 12
      Seth 10

      55 McCall John 47 farmer IL -- Germany
      M.A. 38 wife TX LA LA
      D.E. 18 son
      A.L. 15 dau
      M.K. 13 dau
      Eva 10 dau
      Andrew 1 son
    1880 Texas, Jefferson County, Sabine Pass (District 42)
    1880 Texas, Jefferson County, Sabine Pass (District 42)
    Mary* Johnson Hayes Gallier, daughter Mary Hayes Hemmenway and family;
    son James* Hayes Jr. and his daughter Matilda* Hayes Gentz, husband Charles* Gentz, dau Claudie* Gentz and siblings;
    also dau Matilda Hayes Garner and family;
    granddaughters Anna Elizabeth and Martha Garner, wives of McCall brothers; her nephew Uriah Johnson and children; also William Allen family

    Residence 1900  Sabine Pass Ave, Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    this James? 
    Census 16 Jun 1900  Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Beaumont, South half
      Sabine Pass Avenue
      793 - 621 672
      Pryne Will F. head Jul 1869 30 m 4 yrs MS MS MS
      Pryne Clenne wife Dec 1877 22 m 4 yrs at sea NY Texas
      Pryne Lena dau 3 Sep 1896 TX MS at sea
      Hayes James H. boarder Feb 1826 widow, married "35" then scratched out. LA LA LA (attended school, can read/write)
      Barefield Mite Jan 1879 21 single TX TX TX dairy man

      Res (also on Sabine Pass)
      - 35/686 Barefield Charles Dec 1850
      widowed m 30 yrs (then scratched out)
      children Frank A, Jim H. Dee D, Richard, Lizzy, Leonard, Plumber, Sallie, Leela
    Died Aft 1900  Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Might have died before 1903 as there is no entry for him in the city directories starting in 1903.
    Residence Between 1931 and 1836  Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Texas owned by Mexico 1821 - 21 Apr 1836
    Texas owned by Mexico 1821 - 21 Apr 1836
    Mexico: 1821 – April 21, 1836 – San Jacinto Day
    In 1821 Mexico gained independence from Spain and the region of Texas became part of Mexico. The Austin family received a grant to settle 300 US citizens in the new territory. These settlers were led by Stephen F. Austin. Many more soon followed. Santa Anna was elected governor of Mexico in 1832 and soon after sent troops into Texas to force martial law. The Texans first rebelled at Goliad in 1835. A troop of Mexican soldiers had come to get their cannon and the Texians refused – making a flag that said “Come and Take it!” The Texians then took over the city of San Antonio. On March 2, 1836 at the town of Washington on the Brazos, a group of 59 representatives voted to declare Texas independence. Just 4 days later, on March the 6th, Santa Anna led his army to the Alamo where he had all survivors executed. He marched on to Goliad and had everyone shot there as well. General Sam Houston and his army of Texians faced their final battle with Santa Anna along the banks of Buffalo Bayou. They fought and won independence for Texas at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836

    http://texasproud.com/history/six-flags-over-texas-history
    Notes 
    • (obvious error on his birthdate or his sister Missouri's -but she does not appear to be his sister.)

      James enlisted at Sabine Pass 24 May 1845 for the Mexican War; served in Civil War as Pvt 2nd Reg, 4th Co Inf and was discharged at Camayo Mex 24 September 1846. He applied for pension at age 61. The last entry is dated 21 May 1894. He was in the same company as his cousin Theophilus Hayes and Warren Johnson, possibly in Civil War.

      1860 after wife, Emily Burrell Hayes died the children disbursed for time.
      Alzena was living with John McCall, husband of her 1st cousin Martha Hayes, & Mary Gallier, her grandmother.

      Matilda Hayes (later Gentz) 1860 Census: Listed age 10, living with Jacob Garner & Matilda Hayes, her aunt, sister to her father.

      In the next residence in the census is Nancy was Living with James McCall and Anna Garner (8 years old). Nancy's father James was brother to Anna's mother, Matilda. i.e. 1st cousin.

      Mary was living with John McCall, husband of her 1st cousin Martha Hayes, and her grandmother Marie Gallier.


      At some point after Selina Maas (2nd wife) died, he and his children Mary (Emily's child), age 16, and Missoura (Selina's child) age 6, moved in with his mother MARIE JOHNSON HAYES, as he was counted there in the 1870 census. Daughter Mary married Lovis Obey the following year in 1871.
      By the 1880 census, James had moved in with Matilda, another daughter by Emily BURRELL, and her husband CHARLES GENTZ and their family. Missouri Hayes, now age 15 had moved in with her sister Mary and Mary's 2nd husband Franklin Hemmingway. nklin claimed her as a sister-in-law, even though it was five years later in 1885 that Missouri married his brother Eustace Hemmingway.

      note: burial - no record in Magnolia for him or Emily. Possibly buried in Gentz cem.
    Person ID I1776  Roots
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2012 

    Father James* H. Hayes, Sr,   b. Between 1785 and 1794,   d. Bef 1837, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Maria I* Johnson,   b. 1796, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1812  Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emily* Burrell,   b. 1829, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years) 
    Married 27 May 1847  Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Name: James Hayes
      Marriage Date: 27 May 1847

      Spouse: Emily Burrell

      Marriage County: Jefferson
      Marriage State: Texas
      Source: County Court Records - FHL microfilm # 1311466

      license recorded 21 May 1847 by Joseph P. Pulsifer, Clerk of the County of Jefferson County.

      Performed by 27 May 1847 Isaac Garner, Justice of the Peace
    Children 
    +1. Alzena Hayes,   b. 1848, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1884  (Age > 37 years)
    +2. Matilda* Hayes,   b. 17 Dec 1849, Taylor Bayou Settlement, Labelle, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1930, Port Arthur, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Nancy Elizabeth Hayes,   b. 1852, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, of, Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
    +4. Mary E. Hayes,   b. 8 Jan 1855, Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1940, Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Documents
    Hayes, James and Emily Burrell marriage certificate
    Hayes, James and Emily Burrell marriage certificate
    license recorded by Joseph Pulsifer, County Clerk, 21 May 1847
    marriage performed by Isaac Garner, Justice of the Peace

    provided to me by Jaye Hendon, 10/13/2015
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Celina Maass,   b. 1846, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1863  Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Hayes,   b. 1864, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1958, Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +2. Missouri Hayes,   b. 1864, Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1949, Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Soloman Hayes,   b. 1865, Taylor Bayou Settlement, Labelle, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870  (Age > 6 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Feb 1826 - St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 24 May 1846 - Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas (Mexican War) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 May 1847 - Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Nov 1850 - Sabine Pass, Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jul 1863 - Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jul 1870 - Taylor Bayou, Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Jun 1900 - Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1900 - Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1931 and 1836 - Jefferson Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Family Brands (2 of 2)
    Family Brands (2 of 2)
    Hayes, Johnson, King, Sparks, Smith

    (document obtained by Debbie Spurgeon Jul 28, 2003) (d)

    Albums
    Aurora Remembered
    Aurora Remembered (11)
    In October 1837, two San Augustine men, H. M. Hanks and Colonel Almonzan Huston, former quartermaster general of the Texas army, teamed up to found the townsite of Aurora at present-day Port Arthur.34 One record indicates that the townsite contained 6,677 lots. Although Huston sold some lots to residents of San Augustine, no more than six transactions are recorded in Jefferson County, and the realty venture was soon abandoned. In time, the townsite’s name was transferred to nearby “Sparks’ Settlement,” at the mouth of Taylor’s Bayou, where John and Solomon Sparks settled in 1841 and operated a ferry.

    Chapter VI: A History of Jefferson County, Texas
    Early Town-Building and Government
    By W. T. Block



    Settlement on the Sabine Lake, first known as Sparks Settlement, and is now Port Arthur, where the Sparks, Courts, Gentz, Burrell, Johnson, Clark, Hayes, and other families lived from 1830s until late 1890s when disease, hurricanes, and mosquitos forced the families to abandon their settlement, moving further inland to Port Neches, Groves, and Beaumont.

  • Sources 
    1. [S566] Yellowed Pages, Vol 1, County Rec. p 7.