Family Group Sheet data from: Kathleen Osborne Coan, February, 2007,

birthdate and birthplace 15 February 1803 Greenbrier County, Virginia
death date, place 14 August 1872 Taylor County, Iowa
burial Forest Grove Cemetery, Bedford, Taylor, Iowa
1st marriage 1826 Breckinridge County, Kentucky
father James Hays
mother Catherine Alexander

wife Judith Barger
birthdate and place 1806 Virginia
deathdate and place 13 November 1895 Taylor County, Iowa
burial Forest Grove Cemetery, Bedford, Taylor, Iowa
father John B. Barger, Jr.
mother Christiana Franklin


Martha Jane Hays, born 23 January 1826 Breckinridge County, Kentucky
married (1) 30 November 1847 Henry Billman Keosaqua, Van Buren, Iowa
died 7 November 1909 St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri
buried November 1909 St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri

#2 William Mitchell Hays, born 1830 Breckinridge County, Kentucky
married 16 December 1852 Susannah Mumford Henry County, Iowa
died 1873 or 1878 Probably Iowa
buried 1873 or 1878 Probably Iowa

Fisher F. Hays, born 4 October 1832 Breckinridge County, Kentucky
married About 1855 Melinda Holliday Iowa
died 26 October 1870 Taylor County, Iowa
buried October 1870 Taylor County, Iowa

Daniel James Hays, born 23 October 1834 Breckinridge County, Kentucky
married 10 January 1856 Georgia Ann Edwards, Taylor County, Iowa
died 1870 Taylor County, Iowa
buried 1870 Platteville Cemetery, near Blockton, Iowa

Catherine Hays, born 17 April 1837 Ft. Dearborn, Illinois
married 25 November 1852 Tomas Maxwell Simons, Keosaqua, Van Buren, Iowa
died 28 April 1913 Grant City, Missouri
buried April 1913 Sheridan, Worth, Missouri

Andrew Jackson Hays, born 1839 Jackson, Taylor, Iowa
married 23 July 1877 Isabel Kauble, Defiance, Worth, Missouri (now Sheridan)
died 25 December 1913 Athelstan, Taylor, Iowa
buried December 1913 Athelstan Cemetery, Taylor, Iowa

Thomas Riley Hays, born 10 December 1841 Van Buren or Henry County, Iowa
married 22 March 1868 Martha Ann Booher, Nodaway County, Missouri
died 15 April 1924 Clarinda, Page, Iowa
buried April 1924 Forest Grove Cemetery, near Bedford, Taylor, Iowa

Caleb M. Hays, born 1848 Iowa
married 2 August 1868 Mariah Harper Taylor County, Iowa
died 1927 Athelstan, Taylor, Iowa
buried 1927 Athelstan Cemetery, Taylor County, Iowa

Jenetta (Genetta) Hays, born 1852 Taylor County, Iowa
married Unknown David Willetts Probably Taylor County, Iowa
died After 1880 Probably Taylor County, Iowa
buried After 1880 Probably Athelstan Cemetery, Taylor County, Iowa

1. 1860 Census, Taylor County, Iowa, M-653, Roll 342, page 78. Dwelling No. 565, Family No. 535

2. 1870 Census, Jackson Township., Taylor County, Iowa, M-593, Roll 401. The 1880 Census, page. 5, #7, the 1885 Census for the same place.

3. Based on the birthplaces of the children, it appears that the family lived in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, and then moved to Taylor County, Iowa between 1834 and 1837. Catherine was probably born on the way from Kentucky to Iowa because she is the only child born in Illinois.

4. Death Certificate for Catherine Hays Simons, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri.

5. Forest Grove Cemetery (formerly Dan Hoover Cemetery), located five miles S. E. of Bedford, Iowa. Tombstone pictures.

6. Taylor County, Iowa Tombstone Records by Patti Combs O'Dell, page 53.

7. Marjorie Caskey, 1210 Court Street, Bedford, Iowa (has negatives of tombstone photos).

8. A. T. Andreas Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875. Published by Andreas Atlas Company, Lakeside Building., Chicago, Illinois. Page 299 "The residence of Daniel Hoover, Jackson, Taylor County, Iowa".

9. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782 - 87 by Augusta B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle, page 58, Genealogical Publishing County Incorporated., 1978 Baltimore. (Montgomery County]. lists: Andrew, Charles, John, Lewis, Luke and William Hays.) Probably most are related to Jacob Hays. The Maxwell's also come from Montgomery County and are listed as: Bazaleel, Elisha, Thomas and William Maxwell. Also probably related.