William A. Mays

1805–1873 (Age 68)
Wood, Virginia, United States

The Life of William A.

When William A. Mays was born in 1805, in Wood, Virginia, United States, his father, John Benjamin Mays, was 55 and his mother, Francis Parks, was 58. He married Ann R Chewning on 18 November 1831, in Nelson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He died on 22 July 1873, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 68.

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William A. Mays
Ann R Chewning
Marriage: 18 November 1831
Joseph Mays
George Mays
William Henry Mays
John Walker Mays
James Douglas Mays
Joseph A. Mays

Spouse and Children

18 November 1831
Nelson, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 7

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 19

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name May ( see May ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Mays, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Mays in entry for Geo. W. Mays and Catherine L Bowers, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • William Mays in entry for George William Mays, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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