Friday, October 30, 2009

James Madison Hayton and Elizabeth Tennessee Harris

James Madison Hayton was born May 1854 Pike Co., KY and died after 1930 Cabell Co., KY. He was the son of Moses Hayton and Sarah Fuller. He married 1874 Elizabeth Tennesse Harris, daughter of Squire Harris and Nancy Jane Bentley. She was born 1858 Beaver Creek, Floyd Co., KY and died 23 Sept 1939.

Their family can be found 1880 Butler District, Wayne Co., WV census; 1900 McComas District, Cabell Co., WV census; 1930 Sandy River, McDowell Co., WV census;

1930 McDowell Co., Census Big Creek, WV
shows them as taking in boarders. This is the first evidence that I have found that corroborates the story my grandmother told me of how her parents met. She told me that James and Elizabeth Hayton took in boarders and that George W Lilly was one of them. He and Nancy Jane ran away together to get married.

James M Hayton 40 KY KY KY
Virgie 39 KY KY KY
James J 10 KY KY KY note initial should be M
Nancy J 8 WV KY KY
Connery, Archie J 29 OH OH OH boarder
"" Dilbert 18 OH OH OH boarder


Notes for James Madison Hayton:

James and family are in 1880 Butler District of Wayne Co.,WV

James Hayton born KY age 26

Elizabeth age 22 born KY

Minnie age 5 WV

Henrietta age 2 WV

John 1 WV


IGI Record
James Madison Hayton
married abt 1883 Lawrence Co.,KY
Elizabeth T. Harris
Film# 458730

This could very well be wrong as their children were being born before this unless I got the census date wrong and it was an 1890 census above.

Their children were:

1. May Hayton married unknown Gibson

2. Minnie Hayton born 1875 WV died after 1930 KY

3. Henrietta Hayton born 1878 WV

4. John Hayton born 1878 WV died after 1900

5. Sallie Hayton born March 1882 WV died after 1900

6. James Madison Hayton Jr. born 3 April 1884 Lawrence Co., KY died 22 March 1937 Lawrence Co., KY m. Rhoda Spenser

7. Joseph Franklin Hayton born 15 July 1887 Lawrence Co., KY died 22 January 1927 Lawrence Co. KY m. Goldie Casteel

8. Nancy Jane Hayton born 25 December 1887? Lawrence Co., KY died 19 March 1957 Lawrence Co., KY m. George Washington Lilly

9. Rebecca Carolyn Hayton born 15 November 1898 Russell Co., VA died 1930 m. Ira Cook

10.Emma Hayton 1902 Lawrence Co., KY m. Hobert Bishop
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