Rachel Mina Hays1,2

b. Nov 12, 1867
FatherJohn Hays1,3 b. 1831
MotherRachel Richards1,3 b. circa 1829, d. Mar, 1889
     Rachel Mina Hays married (?) Griffith.4 Rachel Mina Hays was born on Nov 12, 1867 in IL.1,2
     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.1
     They moved in 1872 to Page Co, IA.5
     Rachel and Ruth was listed as a daughter in John Hays's household on the 1880 Census in Morton Township, Page Co, IA.3
     Rachel Mina Hays was listed as a resident in John Hays's household in the census report in Morton, Page Co, IA, in 1885.6
     They moved in 1889 to Box Butte Co, NE.5
     Rachel Mina Griffith was listed as a sister in Newton M. Hays's household on the 1940 Census in Box Butte, Boyd Co, NE.4


(?) Griffith


  1. [S1802] 1870 U.S. Population Census, Illinois, Henderson Co, Township 8 Range 5, sheet 144A, line 5, dwelling 13, family 13, 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 ancestry.com.
  3. [S1806] 1880 U. S. Census, Iowa, Page County, Morton, ED 157, sheet 7/488, line 19, dwelling 49, family 49, Iowa, Page County.
  4. [S2602] 1940 U. S. Census, Nebraska, Boyd County, Box Butte, ED 7-8, sheet 1A, line 33, Nebraska, Boyd County.
  5. [S1808] Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Western Nebraska.
  6. [S1818] 1885 State Census, Iowa, Page County, Morton, page 7, line 31, household 43, Iowa, Page County.
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