I am researching my family tree of the Hays family and I am very confused. I printed out a message board on here where it 's title is "The Descendants of Elder Hays." My GG Grandfather was William Thomas Hays (B. 1848) in Ohio. He is listed on this printout with JOHN 1, DAVID 2, MOSES 3 and JAMES 4 in parentheses after his name. I think this means 1st generation, 2nd generation, etc. I have entered and re-entered info on my tree, but I really would like to make a solid connection of the right information to move back from William Thomas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.