John Bolling Mays


Last Update 03/10/2007.

1. John Bolling MAYS was born in 1778 in Amherst Co, VA. He died in 1830 in Madison Co, TN. The cause of death was Drowned in Deep Fork River, TN. He was buried in Old Mays Cemetery Near Jackson TN.

John married Rachael GAY daughter of James GAY and Margaret MITCHELL. Rachael was born in 1774 in NC.

They had the following children:

2 M i. James Gay MAYS was born in 1803. He died in 1878.

3 M ii. Benjamin MAYS was born on 2 Aug 1806. He died in 1878.

4 M iii. Alphonso M MAYS was born on 8 Apr 1808 in NC. He died on 20 Aug 1847 in Pinson, TN. Alphonso married Ruanna FULBRIGHT daughter of John W FULBRIGHT and Mary.

5 M iv. Zene Jacob MAYS was born in 1809 in NC. Never Married.

6 M v. John Mandeville MAYS was born on 16 Jan 1810. He died on 20 Jun 1877. He is buried at Mays Cemetery is located on a dirt road near New Salem, Rusk Co, TX.


Mays Cemetery, Rusk Co, TX. Photo taken by Gina Gale.

Mays Cemetery, Rusk Co, TX.
On the back of the Mays marker is the following history of the family:
"Tom Mays was the son of John Mandeville Mays and Sarah Fulbright Mays, who came from Madison Co, TN to Texas about 1850, and settled on the tract of land which this cemetery is a part. His paternal grandparents, Benjamin Mays and Rachel Gay Mays, moved from Iredell Co, NC to TN, about 1809. The Mays family came from SC to NC earlier.

Photo taken by Helen L Smith Hoke.
2. James Gay MAYS (John Bolling) was born in 1803. He died in 1878 in Tenn.

James married (1) Catherine Ann FULBRIGHT daughter of John W FULBRIGHT and Mary in 1837 in Tn.

They had the following children:

7 F i. Sarah Ann MAYS was born in 1833 in Madison Co, TN. She died in 1882 in Rusk Co, TN. Sarah married James SWINK.

8 M ii. Rufus Adolphus MAYS was born in 1833. He died in 1914.

9 M iii. Martin Thaddeus MAYS.

10 M iv. Neal Wellington MAYS was born on 19 Jan 1844. He died on 1 Aug 1922.

11 F v. Susan MAYS.

James married (2) Serena WEAVER.

They had the following children:

12 F vi. Louena MAYS.

13 M vii. James Gay MAYS.

14 F viii. Waunie MAYS.

15 M ix. Hugh Hines MAYS.

3. Benjamin MAYS (John Bolling) was born on 2 Aug 1806 in NC. He died in 1878 in Paris, TN.

Benjamin married Martha "Frankey" DULA.

They had the following children:

16 M i. Benjamin MAYS. Congressman from Nebraska.

6. John Mandeville MAYS "Jack" (John Bolling) was born on 16 Jan 1810 in NC. He died1 on 20 Jun 1877 in Rusk Co, TX.

John married2 Sarah FULBRIGHT daughter of John W FULBRIGHT and Mary in TN. Sarah was born in NC. She died3 in 1870 in Rusk Co, TX.

They had the following children:

17 M i. Byrd MAYS was born in Tenn and died at Rusk Co, Texas and buried at Mays Cemetery, Texas. Byrd married Mollie and she is buried at Mays Cemetery, Rusk Co, TX. Photos's taken by Helen L Smith Hoke.

18 F ii. Rachel Elvira MAYS was born on 18 Aug 1838. She died on 19 Feb 1874.

19 M iii. Milton MAYS was born in Tenn.

20 M iv. William W MAYS was born on 22 Jan 1844 in Tenn. He died on 29 Dec 1888 in TX. William married Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS in 1871 in New Salem TX. Mary was born on 29 Mar 1842. She died on 30 Apr 1942.

21 M v. Thomas Livy MAYS.

Thomas married (1) Emma Jane WIGGINS. Thomas married (2) Emma McDaniel WOODALL in 1901.

22 M vi. John Horace MAYS.

23 M vii. Charles "Ed" Edward MAYS.

24 F viii. Emma MAYS.

25 F ix. Laura MAYS.

26 F x. Fannie MAYS.

27 F xi. Martha "Matt" MAYS.

28 F xii. Elizabeth "Lizzie" MAYS.

Sources

Leonard G Mays Letter.

8. Rufus Adolphus MAYS "Dock" (James Gay, John Bolling) was born in 1833 in Madison Co, TN. He died in 1914 in Madison Co, TN.

Rufus married Nannie DAVIS.

They had the following children:

29 M i. James Grayson MAYS.

30 M ii. Bruce MAYS.

31 M iii. Robert Lee MAYS.

32 F iv. Vesta MAYS.

9. Martin Thaddeus MAYS (James Gay, John Bolling).

Martin married Mattie JOHNSON.

They had the following children:

33 F i. Alice MAYS.

34 F ii. Mollie MAYS.

35 F iii. Kate MAYS.

36 M iv. Charlie MAYS.

37 F v. Gracie MAYS.

38 F vi. Ada Lou MAYS.

39 M vii. Jim Nick MAYS.

40 M viii. Lem MAYS.

10. Neal Wellington MAYS (James Gay, John Bolling) was born on 19 Jan 1844 in Madison Co, TN. He died1 on 1 Aug 1922 in Dallas, TX.

1880 Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee
N. W. MAYS Self M Male W 35 TN Teamster SC NC
Mary E Mays Wife M Female W 34 TN Keeping House NC NC
S. G. MAYS Son S Male W 13 TN At Home TN TN
Thomas W. MAYS Son S Male W 11 TN At Home TN TN
Jennee MAYS Dau S Female W 9 TN At Home TN TN
E. B. MAYS Dau S Female W 3 TN At Home TN TN
N. W. MAYS Son S Male W 1 TN At Home TN TN

1900 #224/281SAN ANGELO Tom Green Co, TX
Neil Mays Head W M 56 Jan 1844 Married 34yrs TN NC NC Merchant
Emily wife W F 55 May 1843 Married 34 yrs Mother of 7 and 5 living TN NC NC
Neil son W M June 1880 17 S TN TN TN
Bessie dau W F June 1884 16 Single TN TN TN
? dau W F Feb 1888 12 S TN TN TN

1910 5 J-PCT Fisher Co, TX #148

Neil Mays W M 65 Married 1 time 44yrs TN SC SC Farmer
Mary E Mays wife W F 65 Married 1 time 44 yrs mother of 7 children
and 3 living TN NC NC
Fulbright F Mays son W M 22 Single TN TN TN Farm Labor

1920 DALLAS 16-PCT Dallas Co, TX 4625 25/29
Neal W Mays 76 M W Married Retired TN TN TN
Emily wife 73 F W Married TN TN TN
Leonard son 52 M W Single Propreitor
Brook son 51 M W married Propreitor
Minnie dau F W 45 married
Daisy Duren servant
Martin Duren husband


Neal married2 Mary Emily BRYANT on 15 Feb 1866. Mary was born3 in May 1843 in TN. She died4 on 2 Jul 1922 in TX.

They had the following children:

41 M i. Leonard Gay MAYS was born in 1868 in TN. He died in 1941. Never Married

42 M ii. Thomas Westbrook MAYS "Brook" was born in 1869 in TN. He died in 1940. Thomas married Minnie PIERSON.

43 F iii. Jennie Ann MAYS was born in 1870. She died in 1899. Never Married

44 F iv. Emily Bryant MAYS was born in 1877. She died in 1898. Never Married

45 M v. Neal Wellington MAYS was born5 in Jun 1880 in TN. He died in 1902. Never Married

46 F vi. Elizabeth Bowen MAYS was born in Jun 1884 in TN. She died in 1906. Never Married

47 M vii. Fulbright Fry MAYS was born in 1888 in Ripley, TN. He died in 1956 in Dallas, TX. Fulbright married Mary GRIFFIN.

11. Susan MAYS (James Gay, John Bolling).

Susan married James ALFORD.

They had the following children:

48 M i. Albert ALFORD.

49 F ii. Jennie ALFORD. 1926 lived at Saltillo, Mississippi. Jennie married WREN.

50 M iii. James ALFORD.

51 M iv. Robert ALFORD. Chief train dispatcher for the Illinois Central RR at Fulton, Kentucky.

18. Rachel Elvira MAYS (John Mandeville, John Bolling) was born on 18 Aug 1838 in Tenn. She died on 19 Feb 1874 in Rusk Co, TN. She was buried in Mays family cemetery, New Salem Community, Rusk Co, TX.

Rachel married James Tobe LOWE "Tobe" son of Charles Finley LOWE and Celia SUMMERS on 12 Nov 1857. James was born on 27 Feb 1827 in TN. He died on 20 Mar 1886 in Rusk Co, TX. He was buried in Mays family cemetery, New Salem Community, Rusk Co, TX.

They had the following children:

52 F i. Laura Lovenia LOWE was born on 14 Apr 1859 in Rusk Co, TX. She died on 6 Mar 1919 in TX.

53 M ii. John Finley LOWE was born on 10 Jul 1861 in Rusk Co, TX. He died on 5 Nov 1947 in Rusk Co, TX.

54 F iii. Sarah Frances "Sally Fannie" LOWE was born on 28 Jun 1864 in Rusk Co, TX. She died in 1951.

55 F iv. Della Uda LOWE was born on 23 Nov 1866 in Rusk Co, TX. She died on 17 Jan 1961.

56 M v. William Robert LOWE was born on 10 Feb 1870 in Rusk Co, TX. He died on 2 Feb 1954 in Rusk Co, TX.

57 F vi. Annie Lee LOWE was born on 24 Aug 1872 in Rusk Co, TX. She died on 14 Dec 1961 in Rusk Co, TX.


Sources

1. Leonard G Mays Letter- Written by # 41.
2. US Census'