Thomas Daux Mayes

Male 1774 - 1846  (71 years)


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  • Name Thomas Daux Mayes 
    Born 25 Jul 1774  Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Death 26 May 1846  Claiborne County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Religion Baptist  [4
    Also Known As Thomas Daux B. Mayes  [3
    Also Known As Thomas Mayse  [5
    Died 26 May 1846  Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Sandlick-Mayes Cemetery, Sandlick, Claiborne County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I33020  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2018 

    Father Sherrod Sherwood Mayes,   b. 1747, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1834, Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Nancy "Betty" Smith,   b. 29 Dec 1752, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Dec 1846, Grainger County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1773  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F12105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Bridges 
    Married 11 Oct 1799  Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F19262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah "Sally" Daniel,   b. ~1797, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Jan 1816  Grainger County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. Millicent Malinda "Millie" Mayes,   b. 1815-1816, Big Barren Creek, Claiborne County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Home of Thomas Mayes, Barren Creek, Claiborne County, Tennessee
    Home of Thomas Mayes, Barren Creek, Claiborne County, Tennessee
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F12104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1774 - Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Oct 1799 - Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1816 - Grainger County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 26 May 1846 - Claiborne County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 May 1846 - Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sandlick-Mayes Cemetery, Sandlick, Claiborne County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BIRTH 25 Jul 1774
      Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia, USA
      DEATH 26 May 1846 (aged 71)
      Claiborne County, Tennessee, USA
      BURIAL
      Sandlick-Mayes Cemetery
      Sandlick, Claiborne County, Tennessee, USA
      PLOT N 36 degrees 23.829°
      MEMORIAL ID 8932250 · View Source


      Thomas Deux Mayes*----------------------------------------Birth: 1774, Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia

      Death: 26 May 1846, Clairborne County, Tennessee

      Reli: Baptist

      Quoting his Grandson, James D. Mayes, "Thomas Mayes was about five feet ten inches tall, of sandy complexion. He was of strong build, square shoulder and quick step. He was a good carpenter, blacksmith, farm mechanic and all around handyman. He was also in good financial circumstances. He was cordial, and hospitable, a very agreeable man. He was a good conversationalist and enjoyed narrating old time stories and experiences of himself and others. Spouse: Elizabeth Bridges. Described as being a tall, large, dark complexioned woman, always strongly opposed to slavery.
      Death: Apr 1852 Her father: Thomas Bridges;her mother: Martha Jane
      Marr: 11 Oct 1799, Rutledge, Tennessee
      They became the parents of twelve children, listed below, and from them sprang a long list of hundreds of people, now scattered through many states. Thomas Mayes was born in 1774 in that area which in 1777 became Henry County, Va., and he died near Rutledge in Grainger County, Tenn., in June of 1846; his wife died in April of 1852.

      Children: Wiley (1800-1888)
      Lucy (1802-1891)
      Sherrod (1804-1835)
      Rachel (1806-)
      Martha Patsy (1807-1884)
      Lucinda (1810-)
      Elizabeth (1812-)
      Nancy (~1814-)
      Milinda (1816-)
      Johnson (1817-1900)
      Sterling (1819-1887)
      William Houston (1821-~1879)
      Other Spouses Sarah Daniel

      Thomas Mayes, eldest of the ten children of Sherrod Mayes II, before Tennessee became a state in 1790, came from the then North Carolina jurisdiction onto Barren Creek with some hunter friends, to shoot deer. One night, while they were in camp on Barren Creek about ten miles from what is now Tazewell, the Indians attacked the hunters as they lay asleep in their tent. One Indian crawled up almost against the tent and fired–the ball clipped through the beard of Thomas Mayes, the ball killing the white man next to him. Wiley Mayes I said that the flame scorched his father's breast, so close was death's call.

      Thomas was then a single man. He was delighted with Barren Creek. During that hunting trip he vowed that he would have a home there, some day. Around 1800 he made good his hope–he secured 1,500 acres of land on Barren Creek, and built the first mill in that area. The not-long-destroyed-Mayes mill still remains in the memories of many now living in Claiborne County.

      In Sep 1967 We (Thomas Clure Mayes) visited the old house on Barren Creek. The mill was located about 3 miles from the head of Barren Creek and was first built as an over-shot corn mill, but later it was established for grinding flour by using a bolting-cloth by hand. It was operated by William Mayes, youngest son of Thomas, after Thomas died. Later in 1857 or 1858 it was sold to Jefferson Treece. It was destroyed by fire in 1870 but was rebuild a few feet further away from the creek. On Aug 3, 1916, it was again destroyed by a devastating flood in which 22 people living along Barren Creek were drowned. When we saw the creek recently it was hard to believe it could have been so destructive, for we could practically have stepped across it. A John Chumbly was the owner of the mill, and he rebuilt it as it stands today. It has been out of operation for sometime, but while we were there, the present owner, Mr. Ramsey, with the help of his grandson, was repairing the mill and planning on operating it again. We stopped and talked to Mrs. Ramsey, trying to find where the Mayes Cemetery was located. Her grandson took us up the hill to it, or we would have never found it, so hidden it is in a deep Wooded section nearly 100 yards from the mill. It was almost completely over-grown with evergreen trees and Myrtle's. There were probably 10 or 12 graves there, some completely caved in and some with small stone markings on which the names had disappeared. We were unable to located the grave of Thomas who was buried there, but the graves of Sterling and Johnson, two of his sons, were marked by comparatively new stones put up by James D. Mayes and other relatives some few years before James died."

      "OLD TIME TAZEWELL"
      Mary Hansard

      "Old Time Tazewell" was published from the memories of
      Mary Hansard concerning settlers of Claiborne County prior to the 1850's and their families.

      MAYES, THOMAS - pg. 196
      "THE MAYES FAMILY AS I RECOLLECT THEM"

      There were a large connection of the Mayes family that settled on Little Barren Creek in an early day, and as I was not personally acquainted with them, I cannot mention all of their families. Thomas Mayes, Sr. owned and lived on a large boundary of land on this creek and raised a family on said farm. I only can call to mind three of his children, one son and two daughters, (perhaps there were others). William Mayes owned and lived a short distance below this farm. His wife was Mary Ann Goin, a sister of Esquire William Goin of Barren Creek. They lived happily together for many years and he died. They had no family. He was a good citizen.
      Katie Davis, wife of Andy Davis, Sr., was a daughter of said Thomas Mayes. I have mentioned her in my sketches heretofore.
      Mrs. _____ Burch, wife of _____ Burch, a brother of John Burch of Straight Creek, was a daughter of the said Thomas Mayes also. She was the mother of Thomas Burch of New Tazewell.
      Sterling Mayes was perhaps a brother of Thomas Mayes, Sr. He owned a farm north of the said Thomas Mayes, owned at present by John H. Carr. Sterling's wife was Sallie Carr, a sister of James Carr, Sr. of Carr's Branch. They raised a family. I only remember two sons and a daughter. John Mayes, a son of his, lives in Knox County near Hall's Cross Roads and owns a good farm. I am told that his sister, the widow of Mr. Parker, lives near him at present.
      James Mayes, another son of the said Sterling Mayes, I hear has moved to Lee County, Virginia. His wife was Sallie Lewis, a daughter of George Lewis. They have raised a nice respectable family of sons and daughters.
      Johnson Mayes owned and lived on a farm adjoining the lands of the said Sterling Mayes, owned at present by Mr. Jones of Kentucky, a merchant. I do not know the relation that he sustained to Thomas Mayes, Sr. He perhaps was a brother or nephew. He raised some family also.
      John Mayes, Sr. of Lonesome Valley was a brother of the said Thomas Mayes. He owned and lived on the farm that Jerry Mayes now owns and lives on. I have mentioned this family heretofore in my sketches.
      Lucy Ann Mayes, oldest daughter of the said John Mayes, Sr., was a nice looking young lady. Manila, second daughter, married Mr. Neadham. I have mentioned this family heretofore in my sketches.

      end of biography [4]
    • Thomas Daux Mayes
      Born 25 Jul 1774 in Martinsville, Henry, Virginia Colony
      HIDE ANCESTORS
      Son of Sherwood Mayes and Elizabeth (Smith) Mayes
      Brother of Elizabeth Mayes, Nancy Ann (Mays) Lee, William Mayes, Patrica Mayes, Goodwin Mayes, Dudley Mayes, Nancy Mayes, Jane Mayes, Jonathon Mayes and Pricilla (Mayes) Daniel
      Husband of Elizabeth (Bridges) Mayes — married 11 Oct 1799 in Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee USA

      DESCENDANTS descendants

      Father of Wiley Mayes, Lucy Kate (Mayes) Davis, Sherrod Clayborn Mayes, Elizabeth (Mayes) Stallings, Nancy Jane (Mayes) Trease, Johnson Mayes, Johnson Mayes and Sterling Mayes
      Died 26 May 1846 in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States
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      Biography
      Marriage
      Husband Sherod Mayes.
      Wife Elizabeth Smith.
      Marriage, 25 Nov 1773, Guilford, , NC. [1]
      Thomas Mayes.
      William Mayes.
      Patrica (Patsy) Mayes.
      Elizabeth Mayes.
      Goodwin Mayes.
      Dudley Mayes.
      Nancy Mayes.
      Jane Mayes.
      Jonathon Mayes.
      Pricilla (Ciller) Mayes.
      Sources
      ? Source: #S20
      Find A Grave: Memorial #8932250

      end of biography [2]
    • Thomas' paternal antecedents lead his ancestry into British peerage as viewed on this link; http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I33020&tree=hennessee.

      Thomas' maternal antecedents also leads his ancestry into British peerage. Pull up this link; https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mayes-415, and follow the indicators back into English history ... DAH [10]

  • Sources 
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    9. [S12997] "Milinda Millie Mayes", Profile, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1.

    10. [S12995] David A. Hennessee | HENNESSEE Researcher & Compiler | 626 Biscayne Drive,West Palm Beach,FL 33401 | 561.832.6612 | inf.