Mary A. Hays1,2

b. Nov 20, 1858, d. Jan 3, 1940
FatherJohn Hays1,3,2 b. 1831
MotherRachel Richards1,3,2 b. circa 1829, d. Mar, 1889
     Mary A. Hays was born on Nov 20, 1858 in IL.1,2,4
     John, Rachel, James, Nancy and Mary was listed as a household member living with David Thomas in the 1860 Census in Township 8N 5W, Henderson Co, IL; The family was living in the household of David Thomas (51). David and John were both farmers. Neither had a value for real property; David's personal property was worth $300, while John's was worth $100. James was in school.1
     Rachel, James, Nancy, Mary, Newton, Rachel and Ruth was listed as a household member living with John Hays on the 1870 Census in Township 8N 5W, Henderson Co, IL.5
     They moved in 1872 to Page Co, IA.3
     Mary A. Hays married John David Linder circa 1880.6
     They moved in 1889 to Box Butte Co, NE.3
     Mary A. Linder was listed as a sister in Newton M. Hays's household on the 1930 Census in Box Butte, Boyd Co, NE.6
     Mary A. Linder died on Jan 3, 1940 at age 81.4


John David Linder


  1. [S1801] 1860 U.S. Census, Illinois, Henderson County, Township 8N 5W, sheet 498, line 10, dwelling 1546, family 1546, Illinois, Henderson County.
  2. [S2397] Letter, John Hays and Rachel Hays to James Gibson and Laura Gibson, May 21, 1876, Transcript of the original letter from John and Rachel Hays, responding to a letter from, most likely, James and Laura Gibson and/or Melissa (Gibson) Ballard. In the letter, John and Rachel talk about their farm and children. From The Brien and Jane Gibson Collection, Gibson Family Tree on
  3. [S1808] Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Western Nebraska.
  4. [S2450] FindaGrave, memorial page for Mary Linder, accessed June 11, 2017,
  5. [S1802] 1870 U.S. Population Census, Illinois, Henderson Co, Township 8 Range 5, sheet 144A, line 5, dwelling 13, family 13, Illinois, Henderson County.
  6. [S2603] 1930 U. S. Census, Nebraska, Boyd County, Box Butte, ED 6, sheet 4A, line 14, dwelling 70, family 70, Nebraska, Boyd County.
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