Henry Sherrod Mayes, III

Male 1725 - 1787  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Henry Sherrod Mayes 
    Suffix III 
    Born 0___ 1725  Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 May 1787  Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I33024  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 

    Father Henry Mayes,   b. 0___ 1691, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Mary Dunaway,   b. 18 Mar 1680, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1763  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1702-1712  Colony of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Family ID F12107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phoebe Harrell,   b. 1724, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786  (Age 62 years) 
    Married ~1745  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. 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)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F12106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1725 - Brunswick County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1787 - Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: 1720, Brunswick County, Virginia

      Death: 5 May 1787, Martinsville, Henry Co., Virginia
      Alternate spelling Maise and Maze
      Henry was reportedly the fifth generation of his family in America.

      Henry Mayes (1720 - 1787)
      Henry Mayes (Maise) was born in 1720 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He migrated to Henry County, Virginia in 1773. He bought land on Marrowbone Creek, 10 or 12 miles SW of Martinsville VA. He died on May 5, 1787 in Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia. Henry Mayes was married to Phoebe (Pheby, Phebey). The marriage produced Abraham, Sherwood (Sherrod), Littlebury, Henry, Gooding (Goodin), Liggen (Liggin), Susannah, Elizabeth, Frances (Fanny), and Phoebe (Pheby). Henry Mayes, with his three sons took the oath to support the American Revolution, August 30, 1777. He was of the fifth generation of the family in America. (Note: At least one record reflects Henry's birth year as 1725, and death date as March 3, 1787.)
      Spouse: Phebe
      Marr: 23 May 1754
      Children: Abraham (~1749),Sherwood (1746-1836), Susannah (~1753-),Elizabeth (~1755-),Frances (~1759-),Littleberry (~1761-),Henry (~1763-),Goodin (~1764-)
      ,Liggen (~1767-),Phoebe (~1769-),David (~1770-)

      By Ron Mayes:
      Many believe that the Mayes family evolves from the Reverend William Mease, who was born in England in 1574, migrated to Virginia in 1610, and died there in 1650. He may, in fact, have died in London, England in 1636. William Mease was a prominent citizen of England and America. Much is known and written about him, and descendents of the Mayes family all over America claim lineage to him. He had a son John (Maies/Maise) who was born in Virginia in 1615. John was the father of Henry Mayes born in 1645, in Virginia. Henry's children were Thomas, William and Mattox. Some evidence "suggests" that either Thomas or William were the father of Henry Mayes (Maise) born in Virginia in about 1725, who is presently the first "confirmed" ancestor of our family. Several current researched disagree, however. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S45462] http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SY3J-8ZR.

    2. [S351] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35082710.

    3. [S45463] http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SY3J-6K5.

    4. [S12994] "Thomas Daux Mayes (1774-1846)", Biography, Pedigree & Registry, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mayes-415, abstracted by.

    5. [S45461] http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SY3V-KLS.