Cindy, I have very little further information. If this is John Richard Mayes, he was born early 1860. He is listed with his parents, Lorenzo and Joanna on the 1860 Hays County, TX. census. I feel this is the one, due to the fact he was about 2 years older than his sister, Texanna, who was my G-grandmother. I've been told she was very close to him during their childhood.
I live in Texas, only a few hours drive from where the Mayes family lived a good part of their lives. Except for Grandpa Mayes(Lorenzo). He liked to travel and moved so much I've only found him in 2 census reports!! Thanks for your response, and I will be looking forward for any word. Lois