Hays, Lewis M.
Born: 1816-XX-XX Tennessee
Died: 1888-04-28 Indiana
Lewis M. Hays was a farmer and bank cashier. In July 1843, he married Malinda Taylor, with whom he eventually had at least six children. In 1850, he was a farmer in Wayne Township in Owen County, Indiana and owned real estate worth $11,000. In late-1857, he worked as a cashier at the Gosport Bank, but, by 1860, he was again farming in Wayne and had a personal estate valued at $250.
Indiana, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892, 20 July 1843, Owen County (Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, 2004); Documents of the General Assembly of Indiana at the Forty-First Session, Begun on the Tenth Day of January, 1861 (Indianapolis: John C. Walker, 1861), 1:250; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Owen County, IN, 9; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Owen County, IN, 172; Indiana, U.S., WPA Death Index, 1882-1920 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2004).