Name: PETER HAYS
Birth: ABT. 1796 in Jefferson Co., KY
Death: 2 SEP 1876 in Lewis Co., MO
1806, Bartlett Asher witnessed the will of John Mundell, Aug. 7, 1806, proven by oath in the Jefferson Co., KY, courthouse, Oct. 6, 1806. Bartlett Asher and a Peter Hayes were among the puchasers at the sale of John Mundell's estate (Bartlett's future son-in-law Peter Hays was age 10 in 1806). --Ruby Mundell Barry & Audrey Lee Woodruff, The Mundell (Mundle) Family (1968), p.68; page images at Ancestry.com
1820 Jefferson Co., KY, census, James HAYES, p.51, no Twp. listed (appears to be the only HAYS in 1820)
1822 June 6, PETER HAYS md. NANCY ASHER, Jefferson Co., KY, by Benjamin Allen, a Baptist Minister; ALLY ASHER and BARTLETT ASHER, Nancy's sister and brother, were witnesses to the ceremony. --Widow's Declaration for Army Pension, August 17, 1877, Lewis Co., MO.
1827 Nov. 13, Quit Claim deed, Jefferson Co., KY (Deed Book AA, pp.271-75): William Hayes Sarah Murphey Peter Hayes Eve Hayes Gideon Hayes and Walter Hayes Children and Heirs of George Hays decd Who was a son of George Hays the elder decd.
1830 Owen Co., IN, census, p.259, Wayne Twp. (appears to be the only HAYS in 1830):
line 9, PETER HAYS, 1 M & 1 F 30-40 (b. ca. 1790-1800); 2 M 5-10 (b. ca. 1820-1825), 4 total.
1837 March 20, PETER HAYS of Owen Co., IN, patented 82.71 acres, W2 SE4, Section 12, Twp. 11N, Range 3W, Owen Co., IN.
1840 Owen Co., IN, census, p.66, Wayne Twp.:
line 21, PETER HAYES (or HAYS), 1 M & 1 F 40-50 (b. ca. 1790-1800); 2 M 15-20 (b. ca.1820-1825).
1847 June 8, PETER HAYES enlisted during the Mexican War as a Private in the 4th Regiment, Co. B, Owen Co., IN; mustered in at Jeffersonville, IN, by Captain Gatlin, discharged for disability (no date given). --Oran Perry, Indiana in the Mexican War (1908). http://vax1.vigo.lib.in.us/~jmounts/mexican/mexican.htm
Company B, 4th Indiana Volunteers, organized in Gosport, May 1847, served in Mexico, and returned to Gosport, July 1848. Company B, called the Gosport Guards, consisted mostly of soldiers from Owen Co., IN. See http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/owenhis2.htm
and http://vax1.vigo.lib.in.us/~jmounts/mexican/4thbmw.htm (note that a BENJAMIN F. HAYS, Owen Co., IN, was 1st Lieut. of Company B)
1847 Nov. 5. Certificate of Disability and Discharge, in case of a Volunteer soldier who may be discharged before the expiration of his term, in consequence of wounds received or sickness incurred in course of service.
I hereby certify, That PETER HAYS a private of company, (B) of the 4th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, is incapable of performing the duties of a Volunteer soldier, for the following reasons: to wit: He has at present & has had ever since his enlistment suffered with Chronic Diarrhea.
And I further certify, That in the opinion of the undersigned, the public interest requires that the said PETER HAYS should be discharged from the Volunteer service of the United States.
Given at Puebla(*), Mexico this 4th day of November 1847. / [signed] Isaac Feuley, Actg Surgeon.
I certify, on honor, That PETER HAYS a private of Captain Jesse I. Alexander's Company (B) of the 4th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, of the State of Indiana was born in Jefferson Co. State of Kentucky, aged 40 years; 6 feet high; light complexion, light eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer, was mustered into service of the United States at Fort Clark Indiana on the 8th day of June 1847, to serve during the war with Mexico. / [signed] Jesse I. Alexander, Commanding Company (B) 4th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers.
Honorably Discharged this (5th) Fifth day of November 1847. / Given at Puebla(*) Mexico this 5th day of November 1847. / [signed] W. A. Gorman, Col. Commanding the Regiment.
(*)In a broad, high valley about 60 miles southeast of Mexico City.
1850 Feb. 17. It is hereby certified that we the undersigned have examined PETER HAYS late a private in Capt Alexander's Company (B) 4th Regt Indiana Volunteers; and by satisfactory evidence and accurate examination are of the opinion that Sd HAYS is totally disabled from obtaining his subsistance from manual labour by reason of Chronic Diarrhea and General Anasarca(*), a disease arising from exposure while in Mexico in the Service of the U.S. / [signed] Jno M. Stucky M.D. / [signed] E.C. Moberly
1850 Feb. / I hereby certify that I am personaly acquainted with the above Drs Stucky and Moberly and that they are entitled to belief, and are respectable surgeons / [signed] Jefferson Wampler / Justice of the Pease [sic] of Owen County Indiana
(*)Anasarca (dropsy), the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid. http://hawkshome.net/docs/medterms.htm
1850 May 3, Gosport / I Jesse I. Alexander Late Capt (B) Company 4th Regiment Indiana ___ Volunteers Commanded by Col. W.A. Gorman hereby certify that PETER HAYS enlisted in sd company on the 20th day of May 1847 at Gosport Indiana and was mustered into the service of the U.S. at Jeffersonville Indiana, on the 8th day of June 1847 by Capt Gatlin as a private to serve during the war with Mexico, and that he did serve in sd capacity til the 6th day of Nov 1847 when he was honerably discharged from the service of the U.S. by reason of a surgeons certificate of disabillity at Puebla Mexico. that sd HAYS incurd sd sickness by reason of exposure while in the line of his duty and while in the service of the U.S. and that sd HAYS been totaly disabled from obtain his subsistance from [next line missing] discharge and now still continue disabled. [signed] J.I. Alexander
1850 Owen Co., IN, census, p.10A, Wayne Twp., August 10, 1850, Samuel Dunning:
126/126, PETER HAYS, 54 M, farmer, $1800 real, KY;
N. A., 53 F, KY;
M. A. STEPHENS, 14 F, IN [who is this? see Martha A. STEPHEN, age 23, with Peter and Nancy in 1860];
John A. HAYS, 6 M, IN. Nancy cannot read/write. John A. HAYS was their grandson, son of Geo. W. HAYS and Sarah "Sally" MUGG (Sarah "Sally" d. Dec. 31, 1848). Where were John Allen's sister, Mary Ann, age 4, and their father, George W., in 1850?)
1851: Pension Agency, Madison Indiana / Oct. 15th, 1860 / Sir. / PETER HAYS has not been on the Roll of this Agency since 1851, Having at that time been transfered to Indianapolis. / Very Respectfully / Your Obedient Servant / I.W. Chapman / Pension Agent
1860 Hancock Co., IL, p.263, Wythe Twp., P.O. Warsaw, June 2, 1860, George J. Rogers:
37/38, Peller [sic; Peter] HAYS, 64 M, $1800 real, $350 personal, KY;
Nancy Ann, 63 F, KY;
John A., 16 M, farm laborer, IN;
Martha A. STEPHEN, 23 F, domestic servant, IN (with Peter & Nancy in 1850, Owen Co., IN). (Where was John's sister Mary Ann?)
1860 Sept. 24, PETER HAYS made application for the transfer of his Mexican War service pension from Indiana to Hancock Co., IL, stating "that he moved to Illinois to better his condition." [signed] Peter Hays
1870 Lewis Co., MO, census, p.705B, Twp. 61, Range 7 West, P.O. Monticello, July 17, 1870, M.F. Sisler:
59/59 Peter HAYES, 72 M W, farmer, $2000 real, $400 personal, KY;
Nancy, 74 F W, keeping house, KY. Peter and Nancy cannot read/write.
Father: GEORGE Jr. HAYS b: ABT. 1770 in Bethel Twp., Bedford Co., PA
Mother: RACHEL (UNKNOWN) b: ABT. 1770 in New Jersey
NANCY ANN ASHER b: 3 JAN 1793 in Jefferson Co., KY
6 JUN 1822
in Jefferson Co., KY
- Allen HAYS b: 5 MAR 1823 in Jefferson Co., KY
- GEORGE W. HAYS b: 18 MAR 1825 in Owen Co., IN