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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Family Time Line

William A. Mays
1805–1873
Ann R Chewning
1805–1872
Marriage: 18 November 1831
Joseph Mays
1834–
George Mays
1835–
William Henry Mays
1837–1909
John Walker Mays
1839–1927
James Douglas Mays
1843–1928
Joseph A. Mays
1845–1919

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 November 1831
Nelson, Virginia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

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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