Jonathan Jackson HAYS

HAIRSTON.org ID#4890, b. about 1755, d. about 1846
Marriage*Jonathan Jackson HAYS married Jane Jenette PHILLIPS, daughter of (surname unknown) PHILLIPS and (surname unknown) HAIRSTON. This is based on Jonathan and Jenney Hayes selling property in Jackson County, Georgia to Samuel Phillips on 4 September 1796. She acquired land in 1787 under her maiden name Jean and Jenny Phillips.1,2,3 
Birth*Jonathan Jackson HAYS was born about 1755 in North Carolina. Date of birth estimated from 1840 and 1850 census.4,5 
PropertyJonathan J. Hays had a survey of 215 acres in Franklin County on 8 Oct 1794. Headright and loose lottery plats, 1772-1909. Family History Library Film #004725689, image 13.
County Change*1796 - Jackson County was formed from Franklin. 
Property*Jonathan Jackson and Jenney Hayes sold to Samuel Phillips property in Jackson County on 4 September 1796.
Sept. 4th, 1796. Jonothan Jackson Hays and wife, to Samuel Phillips, all of Franklin County land in Franklin County when surveyed, Now Jackson County, Granted to Jenny Phillips, now the wife of said Hays, Sept. 24th, 1788. Test. Moses McLure, Joseph Chandler, J. P."
Book A & B, page 128-129.3,6
Property"Oct. 4, 1796. Jonothan Jackson Hays, to John Phillip Hays, of Franklin County, ten dollars for land on Oconee River, Franklin County, now Jackson County. Orginially surveyed and granted to Jenny Phillips, now the wife of said Hays. Test as above."
Jackson County Deed Book A&B page 64.6 
Property"Oct. 4th, 1796. Jonothan Jackson Hays, to Samuel Jackson Hays, both of Franklin County, land in Franklin County, originally surveyed for Jean Phillips and confirmed by grant Sept. 24th, 1788, to Jean now the wife of said Hays. $10 consideration land on Trail Creek. Test. Ezekiel Wells, Samuel Wells, Daniel Beall."

Deed Book A&B page 63.6 
PropertyJonathan J. Hays had a survey of 294 acres in Franklin County on 15 Oct 1799. Headright and loose lottery plats, 1772-1909. Family History Library Film #004725689, image 9.6
Tax RollsJonathan Hays pay taxes in Franklin County in 1801.
Tax RollsIn 1802 Jonathan J. Hays paid taxes on 215 acres that he had granted to him in Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1805 - Jonathan J. Hays pays taxes in Capt. Griffith District, Franklin County, page 56 of index. 
Tax Rolls*Jonathan J. Hayes was on the 1806 Franklin County, Georgia tax list. Page 14.7 
Tax Rolls1808 - Jonathan J Hays pays taxes for property in Franklin County. Capt. McDowell District, Franklin County.
PropertyJohn Hays had a survey of 300 acres in Franklin County on 06 Jan 1815. Property is nest to Thomas Harrington. Headright and loose lottery plats, 1772-1909. Family History Library Film #004725689, image 23.
PropertyJonathan J. Hays had a survey of 361 acres in Franklin County on 06 Jan 1815. Headright and loose lottery plats, 1772-1909. Family History Library Film #004725689, image 7.
Property*Jonathan J. Hays had a survey of 211 acres in Franklin County on 24 May 1815. Headright and Loose Lottery plats, 1772-1909. Family History Library Film #004725689, image 5.
Tax Rolls1818 - Jonathan J Hays pays taxes on land in Franklin County. Capt Job Hammond, Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1819 - Jonathan J. Hays pays taxes on 1,544 acres in Franklin County.
Census 1820*The 1820 Federal Census of Franklin County, Georgia was lost. 
Tax Rolls*1820 - Jonathan J. Hays pays 2 polls and taxes on 1,417 acres in Franklin County. Capt. Hoopers District, Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1822 - Jackson Hays pays poll and taxes on 200 acres originally grant to Phillps in Clarke County. He also pays taxes on 1,832 acres in Franklin and Early for Jonathan J Hays. Capt. Hooper District, Franklin County.
Tax Rolls*1823 - John Hays pays poll tax and pays property taxes for Jonathan J Hays. Capt. Coker District, Franklin County.
Court Record*Ordered that Jonathan J. Hays Sr & Luis Rielly ______ from paying poll tax. Franklin County Courts - Ordinary - Minutes Sep 1823 - Mar 1829. 
Tax Rolls*1826 - Samuel Phillips pays taxes for Jonathan J Hays, no poll and taxes on land in Franklin and Early counties. Capt. Caker District, Franklin County.7
Tax Rolls1828 - Jonathan J. Hays pays taxes in Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1829 - Jonathan J Hays pays no poll and taxes on 2,566 acres in Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1829 - Johnathan J. Hays pays taxes for Samuel Phillips in Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1830 - Jonathan hays pays taxes in Franklin County.
Census 1830*He appeared on the census of 1830 in Franklin County, Georgia, Jonathan J Hayes, Males 30-39 1, 70-79 1 - No Females listed.8
Death Spouse*His wife, Jane Jennett Phillips, died about 1835. 
Property*John P. Hays pays $649 to Jonathan J. Hays for a 649 acre tract of land in Franklin County originially granted to Peter Williamson as 990 acres and which Peter Williamson then sold 649 acres to Samuel Phillips. Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book DD, page 197. Family History Library Film # , image 432.
Tax Rolls1836 - Jonathan J Hays pays no poll and taxes on land in Franklin, Early, Erroll and Union counties. Capt. Adderhold District, Franklin County.
PropertyJonathan J. Hays had a survey of 50 acres in Franklin County on 24 Feb 1836. Headright and loose lottery plats, 1772-1909. Family History Library Film #004725689, image 11.
Tax Rolls1837 - John J. Hays, no poll, pays taxes Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1838 - Jonathan J Hays, no poll, pay taxes on property in Franklin, Early, Carroll counties. Franklin County.
Census 1840*He appeared on the census of 1840 in District 370, Franklin County, Georgia, Jonathan J. Hays, 80-89 living alone. He is listed close to a Dennis Philips
Year: 1840 Census, District 370, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: 41; Page: 301; Family History Library Film: 0007043.4
Tax Rolls1842 - Jonathan J. Hays, no poll, pays taxes in Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1844 - Jonathan J Hays, no poll, pays taxes 1,487 acres in Franklin and Early counties. Capt. Howard District, Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1845 - Joanathan J Hays, no poll, pays taxes 1,537 acres, Franklin County.
Will*He left a will on 13 August 1845 in Franklin County, Georgia; Mentions sons John P. Hays and Jackson J. Hays. Executors are Jackson Hays and George Shell. Witnesses are James L. Smith, Willis Scales and Nelson Osbern. The will does not mention a wife. Franklin County Probate Records, 1742-1990, Wills 1827-1849. Family History Library Film #005767967, image 124-125.9
Death*He died about 1846. 
Probate*His estate was probated in March 1846 in Franklin County, Georgia.9 
NOTE*NOTE: All men in Georgia over 21 had to pay a poll tax or head tax, whether or not they owned property. This tax dates from 1780s. In 1826, men over the age 60 were exempted from the poll tax. Poll tax was also paid on all slaves up to age 60. 

Family

Jane Jenette PHILLIPS b. b 1760, d. b 1830
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S101] Will & Probate of Samuel Hairston - 1782, Campbell County Will Book #1, page 6, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S3591] Will of Samuel Phillips - 1830, Probated Franklin County, Georgia March 2, 1830, Will Book 1827-1849, page 19 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93T-XJLS, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  3. [S3604] Jackson County, Georgia Deeds Index Book 1, 1796-1876, Film #007842254, Image 173., Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S3674] Miscellaneous records, Jackson County, Georgia - Maddox, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas), 1929- Carter, Mary, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  7. [S3592] Franklin County, Georgia Tax Digests [1890]. 140 volumes. Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives., Ancestry.com.
  8. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S3590] Will of Jonathon J Hays - 1845, Probate 2 March 1846 Franklin County, Georgia, Will Book 1824-1849, page 112, unknown repository.
Last Edited9 Feb 2022