Jefferson Hays/Hayes was my gg-grandfather. I have found him in the SC census in 1860, Marlboro County. In 1870,1880, and 1900 he is living in Manning township, Marion County. In 1900 he is listed in Manning, living with his daughter Mary Ann Webster, and her husband, David. Jefferson probably died between 1900-1910.
My aunt has a copy of a marraige certificate where Jefferson J Hays married Driuetta or Drucilla Hays, March 10, 1858 in Browning, South Carolina.
The following children are listed on the census: Harriet Jane, Mary Ann, Molly, Kate, Maggie, Jno.?, Ralf, John, Margaret, Catherine, Horatio, James, Lela, Martha, Thomas, and Henry. Phebe was his wife in 1880.
I also have Jefferson as serving in the 8th SC Infantry, Company K. I have a copy of his service record from the state archives. He was wounded and captured at Gettysburg around July 3, 1863.
David Webster married Mary Ann Hayes around 1880. Mary Ann is listed with Jefferson in 1880. In 1900 Jefferson is living with Mary Ann and David in Manning township, Marion County. The children listed are O Ola(1881), Curtis(1885), Gunder(1885),Letha(1886), Della(1889), Fannie (1892), Cora (1894).
Thomas,listed in the 1880 census, is my g-grandfather, he moved to Robeson county probably around 1900 and established the North Carolina Hayes line.