Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Family: James Nathan Goff HAYES/Jessie A. KNIGHT (F40769)

m. CA 1908


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  • Father | Male
    James Nathan Goff HAYES

    Born  1 Nov 1886  Canton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1925   
    Buried    Shirley Cemetery, Shirley, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  CA 1908  [1]   
    Father  Henry HAYES | F16484 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Margaret L. KINNEY | F16484 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Jessie A. KNIGHT

    Born  13 Apr 1890  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1957   
    Buried    Shirley Cemetery, Shirley, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  William MCNEMAR | F40773 
    Married  19 Feb 1927  Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Delbert B. KNIGHT | F24128 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Luvernia Belle WILLIAMS | F24128 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Claire Wilson "Windy" HAYES

    Born  18 Mar 1908  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Jan 1962  Lake Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Zulene Garnet SWIGER | F34062 
    Married  9 Oct 1933  Ashley, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Ruby Irene HAYES

    Born  21 Mar 1909  Canton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Jul 2011  Madison, Lake Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Fairview Memorial Park, Madison, Lake Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Asa Elsworth "Ace" BRITTON | F40770 
    Married  18 Jul 1927  Reynoldsville, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Gerald Leon HAYES

    Born  8 Apr 1912  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Sep 1968  Kanawha Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Weston Masonic Cemetery, Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Virginia E. STALNAKER | F51925 
    Married  27 Feb 1937  Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    Dorothy Leona HAYES

    Born  23 Aug 1915  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Aug 1999  Geneva, Ashtabula Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Henry S. MCCUNE | F39685 
    Married  25 May 1940  Winchester, VA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    Kathleen Virginia HAYES

    Born  12 Sep 1916   
    Died  26 Oct 1994   
    Buried    Farson Cemetery, Murphytown, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Humphrey A. LEE, Jr. | F51924 
    Married  1933  Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    James Lester HAYES

    Born  21 Jun 1919  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Oct 1967  Piney, Wetzel Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Center Point Christian Church Cemetery, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Eva ASH | F39684 
    Married  1 May 1940  Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location


  • Notes 
    • 1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on May 5 1910:
      James N. Goff (sic), 23, pumper in oil fields, married 2 yrs; wife Jessie A, 20, mother of 2 children (both still living); son Clara W, 2; dau Ruby I, 1 month; mother Margarete Hays, 61, widowed, mother of 12 children (6 still living); half-brother William L Hays, 18.

      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jan 22 1920
      Goff Hays, 33, tool dresser in oil fields; wife Jesse, 29; son Claire W, 11; dau Ruby I, 9; son Jerald L, 7; dau Dorathe L, 4; dau Virginia C, 3.
      NOTE: The reason for son James Lester Hayes' absence from this census is not known. All records indicate that he was born in June 1919.
      The next enumerated household was that of: Margaret Hays, 70, widow.
      The next household after that was that of: Snoden S. Hays, 38, pumper in oil fields; wife Dessie, 34.

      James Nathan Goff Hayes died in 1925. Two years later, Jessie remarried William McNemar. In the 1930 Census, two of their children, Dorothy Leona and James Lester, were enumerated in the household of Jessie's parents, Delbert and Luvernia (Williams) Knight.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2042] 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Grant District).