John Phillips HAYS

HAIRSTON.org ID#8217, b. before 1778
Father*Jonathan Jackson HAYS b. a 1755, d. a 1846
Mother*Jane Jenette PHILLIPS b. b 1760, d. b 1830
Birth*John Phillips HAYS was born before 1778. He likely would have been 18 or older to own land in 1796. 
He was the son of Jonathan Jackson HAYS and Jane Jenette PHILLIPS
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 64.1 
Tax Rolls1800 - John Hays pays taxes on 100 acres in Capt. John Henderson District, Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1801 - John P. Hays pays taxes in Franklin County, on 215 acres originally granted to Jonathan Hays located in Jackson County.
PropertySamuel Hairston deeds a slave boy named Mopy to his nephew John Phillips Hays upon Samuel's death. The deed is dated 3 September 1804. Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book OOO, Page 59.2
Tax Rolls1818 - John Hays pays taxes on 500 acres originally grant to P. Williamson in Capt. Job Hammond District, Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1819 - Jonathan J Hays pays taxes for John Hays on 500 acres originally granted to Williamson in Franklin county. Capt. Hammond District, Franklin County.
PropertySamuel Phillips sells 500 acres formerly granted to Peter Williamson to John Phillips Hays for $10.
Franklin County, Georgia Deed Book B, page 64-65.2 
Tax Rolls1821 - Jackson Hays pays poll and taxes for 200 acres originally granted to Phillips. He also pays poll taxes for John Hays. Capt. Hooper District, Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1823 - John Hays pays poll tax and pays property taxes for Jonathan J Hays. Capt. Coker District, Franklin County.
Tax Rolls1825 - John P Hayes pays the Poll tax in Franklin County.
Tax Rolls*1826 - Samuel Phillips pays poll for John Hays. He also pays poll and taxes on 200 acres in Clarke County for Jackson Hays. Capt. Bioswell District, Franklin County.
Tax Rolls*1827 - John P Hayes next to Johnathan J Hayes and Jackson Hayes, Franklin County tax rolls.3
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 Rolls*1836 - John P. Hays pays poll tax in Franklin County, Georgia tax rolls. Therefore he is under 60. He is listed next to Jonathan J. Hays and near Dennis Phillips.3
Property*John P. Hays sells to Thomas King a parcel of land containing 649 acres. This property being part of the grant to Peter Williamson sold to Samuel Phillips and then to Jonathan J. Hays and then to John P. Hays. Franklin County Deed Book DD, page 93. Family History Library image 651.
WillIn Jonathan Jackson HAYS's will dated 13 August 1845 in Franklin County, Georgia, John Phillips HAYS was named as an heir; 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 124-125.4
Tax Rolls1850 - John P Hays, no poll, 306 acres - pays tax in Franklin County.
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. 
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S3674] Miscellaneous records, Jackson County, Georgia - Maddox, Joseph T. (Joseph Thomas), 1929- Carter, Mary, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  2. [S3605] Franklin County, Georgia, Deed records and mortgages 1785-1903
    https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/342823, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  3. [S3592] Franklin County, Georgia Tax Digests [1890]. 140 volumes. Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives., Ancestry.com.
  4. [S3590] Will of Jonathon J Hays - 1845, Probate 2 March 1846 Franklin County, Georgia, Will Book 1824-1849, page 112, unknown repository.
Last Edited21 Jan 2022