by Carla Dunlap Krehbiel.
Thank you, Carla!
Times September 9, 1892
Tuesday morning, September 1, 1892 at 2:30 O'clock Mr. John Hayes, one of
the pioneer citizens of this
Hayes was a native of East Tennessee, was born May 18, 1819, and came
early in life with his parents to
1846 he volunteered his service as a soldier, left his young family and
followed the flag of his country to the gates old Mexico where he came
near to losing his life.
1867 he made a profession of the Christian religion, joined the Missionary
Baptist Church and lived a consistent Christian life until the time of his
Hayes was a prosperous and happy farmer, he was one of those men who had
what is called a well-balanced mind, he studied and understood his
business and attended to it and let other peoples alone. He was loved and
respected by all who knew him, and he always had a smile and a hearty
shake of the hand for all his friends. He was known as a man who was
always the same, always true, always firm, always honest, always
consistent, always looking on the bright side of life and trying to get
those around him to look at life with all its environments from his own
our beloved brother is with us no more forever, but by reason of his great
strength he more than lived
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