March 12, 2007

Ransom Hayes

Ransom, a son of George Hayes, Sr., and wife Mary Judah "Polly" Mills was born c1805 in Caldwell Co., NC and died in Boone, Watauga Co. NC in 1868.

He married Sarah Greene, born Jan. 22, 1808 in Ashe Co., and died c1862 in Boone Co. Their marriage took place on Oct. 10, 1835 in Ashe Co.

The following appeared in the Centennial Edition of the Watauga Democrat on Jun. 3, 1972:

Hayes' Grave is in Boone

In a hilltop cemetery above Queen Street in Boone is the grave of Ransom Hayes, who with Jordan Councill, Jr. contributed a large tract of land on which Boone is now located.

The grave recently was found by Zeb Shook, who relates that the Caldwell County-born man died in April of 1868.

[The photo that appeared here has been removed Jul. 4, 2007. It has not been proven that it was of Ransom Hayes]

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