Hayes is my marrried name so there wouldn't be
a connection to my family. But my husband's
family spelled their name Hays when they lived
in Bedford Co., TN in the early 1800s. My husband's
name is Jimmie, too. I see that Giles Co. is only
one county over from Bedford. So who knows there
may be a connection to his family somewhere.
Are you having as much trouble tracing your
branch of the Hays' as we are?