January 18, 2005

Coffey - Hayes Genealogy

A website, titled The Descendants of George & Sarah Dyer-Hayes is hosted by the "Hayes Cousins Group." The group says that it represents twelve known generations of the George and Sarah-Dyer Hayes family in America. They have provided the lineage of seven of the 8 known grandchildren of George and Sarah, and claim that they are all the proven children of Thomas Hayes, Sr., son of George and Sarah. They also present the lineage of John Hayes, son of George and Sarah, as well as the second family of Sarah Dyer-Hayes Edmindson.

This group does indeed provide an abundance of genealogical information. It took several hours to page through and absorb the magnitude of their work!

There are pages of cemetery photographs and headstones for most of the Hayes and Coffey families that intermarried. Headstone photographs are good quality for the most part, but some are unreadable. Also included are a few photos of headstones for those who have not yet been linked to their line of research. Each photo of a known connection has a descendant line included. That is very useful in determining which John or James is buried in a given cemetery.

After reaching the bottom of the page, click on the Table of Contents link. Here is a page of active links to Tennessee and Western North Carolina cemeteries (with photos of headstones), and family photographs.

I have no particular interest in the Hayes line except as it connects to the Mills family where the latter has intermarried with the Coffeys. One child of the William Mills - Sarah Ellis family, Mary Judah "Polly" Mills married George Hayes, Sr. They were married on May 14, 1785 in Wilkes Co., NC (Marriage Records, Wilkes Co., Marriage Bonds, p114). Mary Judah's brother John married Alley Coffey, daughter of Ambrose and Millie Moore Coffey.


Visit the George and Sarah Dyer Hayes family page

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