Morgan Mays


Updated 12/23/2005

Morgan M Mays was born 23 Dec 1819, Wilkes Co, NC. We have proof that Morgan was born on this date because we have his fathers(Larkin Benjamin Mays) Family Bible.

Morgan Mays lived in Wilkes Co, NC in 1840. He married Nancy Day about 1840. Their first child was born in 1840. I don't think Morgan moved from Wilkes Co, NC to Caldwell Co, NC, I believe the County lines changed.

Morgan Mayes - 50 acres on Tony's Branch waters of Joe's Fork of Buffalo Creek to include Tony's Camp 22 Jan 1845.

We know that Morgan's 3rd child John Larkin Mays was born 1843 at "Buffalo Cove", Caldwell Co, NC.

Between 22 Jan 1845 and 27 Feb 1847, Morgan and Nancy went to Indiana. We know this because he made a land purchase Jan 1845 in North Carolina and his 4th child was born 1847, Indiana.

We have proof that he went to Indiana. His wife Nancy wrote a letter to her brother-in-law, John Calvin Mays brother of Morgan Mays.

Morgan Mays brother was also in Indiana. Madison Wayne Mays was married in Indiana twice. Actually I believe the first Mays member to go to Indiana was Matilda, Morgan and Madison's sister. She had a daughter Susan that was born in 1834, Indiana. Madison's first marriage didn't take place until 1835 when he was 19 years old. Matilda married a Stine but I haven't found the proof yet.

1. Morgan Mays Morgan married Nancy DAY daughter of Edward Mitchem "Ned" DAY and Sarah WELLS about 1840. Nancy was born on 15 Mar 1818 in Wilkes Co, NC. She died2 in 1906 in Watauga Co, NC.

Morgan and Nancy had the following Five Children:

2. Martha Jane MAYS was born3 in Jun 1840 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 11 Feb 1922 in Belmont, Gaston Co, NC. Martha married4 Wiley A HAMBY son of Martin WILEY and Elizabeth WELLS on 22 May 1856 in Caldwell Co, NC. Wiley was born in 1833. He died in 1901 in Dubois, PA.

3. Susannah MAYS was born in Nov 1842 in Caldwell Co, NC. Susannah married5 George Washington PITTS in 1877 in NC. George was born in Dec 1858 in SC.

4. John Larkin MAYS was born on 15 Jun 1843 in Caldwell Co, NC. He died6 on 8 Jul 1926 in Caldwell Co, NC. The cause of death was Vascular Heart Disease. He was buried on 9 Jul 1926 in Mays Cemetery, Camp CarolWood, Lenoir, NC (Caldwell Co). John married (1) Nancy Jane COZART daughter of William C COZART and Mary "Polly" HAYNES on 23 May 1866 in Caldwell Co, NC. Nancy was born on 7 Dec 1843 in Yadkin Valley, (Caldwell Co) NC. She died7 on 17 Feb 1915 in Caldwell Co, NC. She was buried on 18 Feb 1915 in Mays Cemetery, Camp CarolWood, Lenoir, NC (Caldwell Co).

5. James Morgan MAYS was born on 27 Feb 1847 in Indiana . He died in 1904 in TN. He was buried in Blevins Cem, Shady Valley Johnson Co, TN. James married Sarah Elizabeth NELSON "Sallie and Sarah L" daughter of Robert NELSON and Matilda CAMPBELL. Sarah was born in Apr 1846 in NC. She died in 1913 in TN. She was buried in Blevins Cemetery, Shady Valley, Johnson Co, TN.

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