HAYS Family

First Generation

1. B. Frank1 Hays (#25639) birth date unknown.

He married Sarah Louisa Birdwell in Rusk, Tx, 3 Feb 1859. (Sarah Louisa Birdwell is #25638.) Sarah was born in Al about 1837. Sarah was the daughter of George Birdwell, Sr. and Elizabeth Armstrong Russell. Sarah died about 1910. At 23 years of age Sarah became the mother of George W. Hays 1860. Sarah became the mother of Ann Belle Jane Hays about 1870.

B. became the father of George W. Hays 1860. B. became the father of Ann Belle Jane Hays about 1870.

B. Frank Hays and Sarah Louisa Birdwell had the following children:

child 2 i. John2 Hays (#25640). HDL Book page 56:He never married: he went to Gainsville,Cooke,TX tovisit his uncle Jim Hays, liked the country and stayed several years

child 3 ii. Robert H. Hays (#25641). HDL book page 56: he never married, he also visited his Uncle Jim Hays in Cooke Co. TX; stayed there and taught school several years beforereturning home

child 4 iii. Bettie Hays (#25642). Note from HDL says she was burned to death when an infant

child 5 iv. Bennie Hays (#25643). HDL book page 56 says he died young

child 6 v. George W. Hays (#25644) was born 1860. George died about 1860.

child 7 vi. Ann Belle Jane Hays (#25645) was born about 1870. Ann died 3 Dec 1953 in Tyler, Smith Co., Tx, at 83 years of age. She married Charles Richard Roberts in Minden, Rusk Co., Tx, 14 Aug 1900. (Charles Richard Roberts is #25646.) Charles is the son of William Hays. (See Charles Richard Roberts for the continuation of this line.) Address: Mrs. Sue Hays Roberts 825 South Augusta St. Tyler, TX. HDL book page 56,57, &58: At the 1952 Reunion a paper was read by Sue A.B. J. Hays Roberts telling of her Grandmother, Elizabeth A. (Russel) Birdwelland her Mother Sarah Louise Birdwell Hays. The early days were fromrecollection of stories told Sue by her Mother. This paper should be included in its entirety in the Birdwell Book, if it is ever Written. "When GeorgeBirdwell and Elizabeth (Betsy) Russell Birdwell first came to what is now Rusk Co.TX. but was than Nacogdoches Co., the Indians were still raiding and making trouble, so that it was safer to live in a Fort, the fort where our Grandparents lived was near Nt. Enterprise, about 8 miles south of the Birdwell Home (Col Allen Birdwell?) on the old Henderson & Nacogdoches highway. After they left the Fort they moved to their home place 3 miles North of Minden and ten miles south of Henderson on the old Henderson & Nacogdoches highway. Gen. Sam Houston often stooped there. He said he waskin to the Birdwell's, and called Grandmother "Cousin Betsy" (Note: ElisabethA. Russell's mother was Jane Henderson, and she was the daughter of Isabella Houston who was a sister to Sam Houston's grandfather Robert Houston.

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