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Note for:   Robert Franklin HALL,   6 FEB 1937 - 21 JAN 2008         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   25 JAN 2008
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cemetery

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     An excellent trumpet player and pilot, Robert briefly worked for the Illinois State Police before entering the insurance field. Initially working for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, he later formed his own company. He lived for many years in the New York/New Jersey area and owned land in Sangamon County, and in 2002, bought property in South Carolina.

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Note for:   Somebody HALL,    -          Index

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     According to Feb, 1909 Waverly Journal, lived in Carlinville, IL

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Note for:   Andrew Jackson HAYS,   26 JUN 1820 - 25 JUL 1891         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Hays Cemetery, Mowequa, IL

Individual Note:
     According to "Mowequa Remembers," the Hays Cemetery was named after Andrew Hays.

Obituary for Andrew Hays, Mowequa CALL-MAIL - Mowequa, Shelby Co., IL July 25, 1891 -
Mr. Andrew Hays Sr., one of the oldest and best respected citizens of Mowequa, died at his home in this city, on July 25, 1891. The funeral services, conducted by Reverand A.C. Armentrout, were held
in the M.E. Church at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Hays Cemetery southwest of town. Deceased was born in Indiana on June 26, 1820. He came to Illinois, settling in Sangamon county about 40 years ago. He was married to Sarah Ann Hall, on September 26, 1839 and has been a kind and devoted husband. About 20 years ago he united with the M.E. Church here, at a revival meeting held by Reverend W.F. Lowe, since deceased. Mr. Hays always lived a consistent, Christian life and on his deathbed, said he would soon be walking the "Golden Streets." Deceased leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss: Henry, David, Tom, George, Andrew and Ulysses. The CALL-MAIL extends its sincerest sympathies.

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Note for:   William HAYS,   ABT 1780 - 26 JUN 1853         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Union Chapel Cem, Macoupin Co, IL

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     According to Barbara and Belinda Clayton, he settled in Macoupin County in 1830. Quoting "Mowequa Remembers," they say the Hays family came to America from Scotland and travelled from Kentucky to Martin County, Indiana and finally to Sangamon County, Illinois with the Lincoln family. The Hays' later moved on to Christian County.

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Note for:   Henry HAYS,   13 MAR 1841 - 18 MAY 1914         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Hays Cemetery, Mowequa, IL

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     According to Barbara (Hays) Clayton, Henry Hays served with the Union Forces during the Civil War with Company E, 32nd Illinois Infantry. He was wounded in Bensonville, SC, while tearing up railroad tracks to keep Confederate soldiers from getting through. She has copies of all his military records and is a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Mary Todd Lincoln Tent, of which she was elected Secretary, due to Henry's service.

Obituary of Henry HAYS, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998
Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives 1998 Barbara (Hays) Clayton
Name of Newspaper: Mowequa CALL-MAIL, Date of Obituary: May 20, 1914
Obituary: THE LAST BUGLE CALL IS SOUNDED FOR VETERAN HENRYHAYS, DIES MONDAY NIGHT, FUNERAL TODAY. Henry Hays, aged seventy-three and a Veteran of the Civil War, died Monday night May 18, 1914, at his home in Mowequa, after a seven month illness. He came with his parents when a child, to Christian County, then to Shelby County and since then has been living in the vicinity of Mowequa. Deceased was a member of E. Company of the 32nd Illinois Regiment during the Civil War. He was a member of the J.V. Clemens Post 363, G.A.R. and was an officer in that organization. Funeral services were held this afternoon, May 20, 1914, at the Baptist Church, Reverand Pengelly officiating.

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Note for:   Sarah HAYS,   ABT 1843 -          Index

Alias:   /Sally/


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Note for:   David HAYS,   1846 - 16 SEP 1906         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Hays Cemetery, Mowequa, IL

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     SHELBY COUNTY ANCESTORS, #4 October 2003 Vol. 25 Page 11
Mowequa News, Wednesday, 19 September 1906 Issue
"The death of David Hays occurred at his home two miles south of town on Sunday morning, 16 September, 1906, cause of death being cancer of the stomach. He had been in poor health for two or three years, failing very fast during the last six months. Mr. Hays had a cheerful disposition. He was kind to everyone and during his sickness he bore his suffering with great patience. He was a man of sterling integrity, true to his word and faithful to trust. Services held held at the family residence on Monday afternoon by Rev. A. B. Beck. Interment was in the Hays Cemetery near the home. David Hays was born 23 February 1846 in Sangamon County, Illinois, and died at his home near Mowequa on Sunday morning, 16 September 1906, aged 60y 6m. In 1849, Mr Hays moved to Christian County where he made his home for more than a half century. On 13 October he was married to Louisa J. Workman. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hays, one son and five daughters, of these, all but one survive the death of the father. These are Thomas S., Millie J. Boyer, Iona Weatherholt, Sarah E. and N.E. Hays, all living near Mowequa. Besides the members of his family he leaves five brothers, A. T. Hays of Winfield Kansas, Henry Hays of Missouri, A. J. Hays of Vera, Illinois and G. W. and N. G of Mowequa. Mr Hays has been in failing health for about three years and grew gradually worse until death relieved him from his suffering. Our sympathies to the family."
According to Barbara and Belinda Clayton, he died of "uremic poisoning", secondary to "Bright's disease."

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Note for:   Armilda Jane HAYS,   ABT 1848 -          Index

Alias:   /Milda/


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Note for:   Sina Belle TILLEY,   12 AUG 1883 - 19 OCT 1977         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL

Birth Note: Source:    Gen. records of Forrest G. Hester III.

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     Simply "Grandma" or "Meemaw" to her grandchildren, Sina looked after her house at 1130 W. Vine in Springfield, and shopped almost everyday at The Tom Thumb market. A small but feisty woman, she was very attractive and spirited.
"I remember her practice on holidays was to make 'whiskey slushes,' basically pure whiskey allowed to semi-harden in the freezer. Those were the only times I remember her drinking. After Forrest died, she lived to a ripe old age and was not easy to work for. She went through several housekeepers and helpers." -wgh

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Note for:   Jeanette A. HAYS,   24 MAR 1863 - 23 MAR 1922         Index

Alias:   /Nettie/


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Note for:   Andrew Jackson HAYS,    -          Index

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     According to sister Jeanette's obituary, lived in Mowequa.

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Note for:   Clarence HAYS,    -          Index

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     Died in infancy.