Robert Mays


1. Robert MAYS was born on 23 Jul 1779 in Amherst Co, VA. He died on 25 Jan 1846 in Blandsville, McDonough Co, IL. He was buried in Laharpe Cem, Hancock, IL.

Robert married Sarah DYSON daughter of Barton DYSON in 1804. Sarah was born1 in Sep 1783 in NC. She died on 23 Dec 1883 in Kansas.

Inventory of the Estate Papers of Iredell Co, NC 1788 - 1915.
Dyson Barton 1835 Sameul Turner exr. Divide into six shares: Martha Robey, William Dyson, Mary Gaither, Sarah Mays, Elizabeth Gatton, Lezy Smith. Iredell Will Book II pg 154.

1860 Blandsville Twp, McDonough Co, IL # 1930/1988

William Matthews 44 M Farmer TN
Nancy 35
Mary 16
Robert 13
Emeline 18
Sarah 11
Benjamin 9
Hannah 5
Jacob 3
Sarah Mays 76 F NC


1880 Penn, Jefferson, Iowa

William MATTHEWS Self M Male W 74 OH Farmer VA VA
Nancy MATTHEWS Wife M Female W 59 TN Keeping House VA NC
William CHERRY GSon S Male W 10 KS At Home IL MS
Sarah MAYO MotherL W Female W 96 NC At Home MD MD

Robert and Sarah had the following children:

2 M i. Elijah MAYS was born on 21 Sep 1809. He died on 16 Nov 1890.

3 F ii. Nancy MAYS was born on 6 May 1821. She died on 15 Apr 1897.

4 F iii. Sena MAYS was born in 1815. She died on 10 Jul 1902.

5 F iv. Susanna MAYS was born on 9 Feb 1827. She died on 12 Sep 1893.

2. Elijah MAYS (Robert) was born on 21 Sep 1809 in NC. He died on 16 Nov 1890 in Lane Co, OR.

1860 Pleasant Hill PCT, Lane Co, Oregon.

1870 Long Tom, Lane, Oregon #19/19

Elijah Mays 60 M W NC Farmer
Mary Mays F W TN Keeping House
Joel Mays M W 21 IL Laborer
William Mays M W 19 Laborer IL
Mary E F W 14 Oregon
Susannah F W 14 Oregon

1880 Long Tom, Lane, Oregon

Elizah MAYS Self M Male W 70 NC Farmer VA MO
Mary MAYS Wife M Female W 68 TN Keeping House KY TN
Amanda JUDSON Other M Female W 29 OR MO MO

Elijah married Mary BRADSHAW on 12 May 1829 in TN. Mary was born1 on 10 Jul 1812 in TN. She died on 1 Nov 1880 in Lane Co, OR.

They had the following children:

6 M i. Joel D MAYS was born in 1849 in IL.

1900 Chester PCT, Lane Co, OR

Joel D Mays W M ? 52 Married 15yrs IL IL ? Farmer
Ellen M Wife W F 30 Mar 1870 Mother of 6 and 6 living OR KY TN
(shows 6 children can not read census)

Joel married2 Ellen M in 1885. Ellen was born in Mar 1870 in Oregon.

7 M ii. William MAYS was born in 1851 in IL. He died in 1891. William married Flora NAIL in 1870. Flora was born in 1855.

8 F iii. Mary E MAYS was born in 1856 in Oregon.

9 F iv. Susannah MAYS was born in 1856 in Oregon.

10 M v. Robert MAYS was born in Oct 1830. He died in 1902.

11 F vi. Sarah Eveline MAYS.

3. Nancy MAYS (Robert) was born on 6 May 1821 in Tenn. She died on 15 Apr 1897 in Dorchester, Saline, Nebraska.

Nancy married William MATHEWS on 16 Mar 1837 in IL. William was born3 in 1816 in TN.

William and Nancy had the following children:

12 F i. Mary MATHEWS.

13 M ii. Robert MATHEWS was born in 1847.

14 F iii. Emeline MATHEWS.

15 F iv. Sarah MATHEWS.

16 M v. Benjamin MATHEWS.

17 F vi. Hannah MATHEWS.

18 M vii. Jacob MATHEWS.

4. Sena MAYS (Robert) was born in 1815 in TN. She died on 10 Jul 1902 in Yamhill Co, OR.

Sena married Michael SHELLEY. Michael was born in 1815 in KY.

They had the following children:

19 F i. Mary Melvina SHELLEY was born on 8 Dec 1839 in IL. She died on 1 Jul 1904. She was buried in McBride Cemetery, Carlton, Yamhill Co, OR. Mary married (1) LAUGHLIN. Mary married (2) Nathan Koontz SITTON on 31 Jan 1871. Nathan was born on 2 Sep 1826 in Fulton, MO.

1900 Carlton PCT, Yamhill Co, OR # 242/250

5. Susanna MAYS (Robert) was born on 9 Feb 1827 in McDonough, IL. She died on 12 Sep 1893 in Louisa Co, Iowa. She was buried in Shaul Cemetery ?. Husband is not buried with her.

Susanna married4 William HARRISON on 30 Mar 1841 in Jefferson Co, Iowa. William was born in Dec 1819 in Clark Co, Ohio. He died in Mar 1903 in Jefferson Co, Iowa. He was buried in Walnut Creek Friends Cemetery.

They had the following children:

20 M i. Robert H HARRISON was born in 1842. He died on 23 Sep 1899.


Sources

1. 1880 Census. Long Tom, Lane, Oregon.
2. 1900 Census, 5 Jul 2005.Chester PCT, Lane Co, OR.
3. 1860 Census, 22 Jun 2005.Blandsville, McDonough Co, IL.
4. Marriage , Bk A/ 40 Pg 330.Jefferson Co Iowa.


10. Robert MAYS (Elijah, Robert) was born in Oct 1830 in White Co, TN. He died in 1902 in Dalles, Oregon.

1900 2-WD Dalles, Wasco Co, OR # 146/176

Robert Mays Head W M Oct 1830 69 M 50 yrs Ten Ten Ten Merchant
Lodemma Mays Wife W F Sep 1833 66 M 50 yrs 9 children 8 living ILL KY KY
Grant Mays Son W M Dec 1866 33 Single OR Ten KY Merchant
Josephine Robinson Servant W F Aug 1878 21 Single OR ILL MO Housekeeping

Robert married Lodemma FOWLER in 1849. Lodemma was born in Sep 1833 in IL. She died in 1910.

1910 2-WD Dalles, Wasco Co, OR says her birth place is IN # 913/202/236 Widow and living alone. Next door is Benton Mays 914/203/237

Robert and Lodemma had the following children:

21 M i. Benton MAYS was born in 1851.

22 M ii. Franklin Pierce MAYS was born in May 1855. He died in 1932.

23 F iii. Elnora MAYS was born in Aug 1860.
24 F iv. Eunice MAYS was born in Jun 1864 in Wasco Co, Oregon. 1900 2-WD Dalles, Wasco Co, OR # 144/173. Eunice married Luther Elmore CROWE in 1888. Luther was born in May 1858 in Canada.


25 M v. Grant MAYS was born in Dec 1866 in Oregon. Grant married Vesta in 1907. Vesta was born in 1884 in Washington.


13. Robert MATHEWS (Nancy MAYS, Robert) was born1 in 1847 in IL.

1870 Terre Haute PO, Henderson Co, IL #

Robert Matthews M W 23 IL Farm Labor
Maria W F 22 IL Keeping House
Nancy W F 3 IL
James W M 4/12 IL

Robert married Maria . Maria was born in 1848 in IL.

They had the following children:

26 F i. Nancy MATHEWS was born in 1867 in IL.

27 M ii. James MATHEWS was born in 1870 in IL.

20. Robert H HARRISON (Susanna MAYS, Robert) was born in 1842 in Jefferson Co, Iowa. He died on 23 Sep 1899 in Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa. He was buried in Old City ( or Old Fairfield Public) Cemetery in Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa.

Obit, Fairfield Ledger, 27 Sep 1899, pg 3, col 2, " Robert Harrison died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Adkins, this city, Saturday, native of Jefferson Co."

Robert married Henrietta MILLER on 13 Sep 1866 in Jefferson Co, Iowa. Henrietta was born on 8 Jun 1848 in Washington, DC. She died on 3 Mar 1922 in Iowa.

They had the following children:

28 F i. Ella Ardell HARRISON was born in Nov 1871 in Jefferson Co, Iowa. She died in Hot Springs Arkansas. Ella married Alonzo Hilbert DIXSON on 20 Mar 1889 in Fairfield, Jefferson Co, Iowa.

Sources

1. 1870 Census, Terre Haute PO, Henderson Co, IL.

21. Benton MAYS (Robert, Elijah, Robert) was born in 1851 in IL.

1910 Living next door to his mother. Wife is Lizzie. Lizzie's mother Drusilla Long is living with them.

Benton married Lizzie LONG in 1876. Lizzie was born in 1857 in IL.

They had the following children:

29 F i. Gertrude MAYS was born in 1877 in Oregon.

30 F ii. Blanche MAYS was born in 1881 in Oregon.

22. Franklin Pierce MAYS (Robert, Elijah, Robert) was born in May 1855 in Lane Co, OR. He died in 1932 in Portland, Wasco Co, OR.

1900 2 WD-Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon 761/143/145

F P Mays Head W M May 1855 45 Married 16 yrs OR TN TN Att at Law
Genevieve Mays Wife F W Jan 1860 40 Married 16 yrs 2 children and 2 living OR New Hampshire New York
Nelson P Mays Son M W Nov 1884 15 Single Oregon Oregon Oregon
Genevieve Mays Dau F W Feb 1886 14 Single Oregon Oregon Oregon
Agnes ? Servant

1920 PORTLAND; 18-PCT,MULTNOMAH, Oregon # 761/51/102

Frank Mays M W 64 M Oregon TN TN Att at Law
Genevieve Mays F W 59 M Oregon Ohio New York

Franklin married Genevieve WILSON in 1883. Genevieve was born in Jan 1860 in Oregon.

They had the following children:

31 M i. Nelson P MAYS was born in Nov 1884 in Oregon.

32 F ii. Genevieve MAYS was born in Feb 1886 in Oregon.

23. Elnora MAYS (Robert, Elijah, Robert) was born in Aug 1860 in Wasco Co, Oregon.
Elnora married Alexander Rankin THOMPSON in 1889. Alexander was born in Jul 1858 in California.

1900 2-WD Dalles, Wasco Co, OR # 142/171

Alexander and Elnora had the following children:

33 M i. Alford R THOMPSON was born in Mar 1891 in Oregon.

34 F ii. Edna THOMPSON was born in Oct 1892 in Oregon.

35 F iii. Lois THOMPSON was born in Oct 1892 in Oregon.