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Hayes and McNeill Families Papers

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The Hayes and McNeill families were first joined with the marriage of Sarah Julia McNeil and John Lee Hays in the mid-1800s. Many members of these families have remained in the area in and around Wilkes County, North Carolina. This collection includes correspondences, photographs, genealogical work, obituaries, and materials on notable members of the Hayes and McNeill families.

Biographical and Historical Note

The Hayes and McNeill families were first joined with the marriage of Sarah Julia McNeil and John Lee Hays in the mid-1800s. The spelling was changed to "Hayes" under their eldest son Thomas. Their other children were Johnson Jay, Richard Dixon, Joseph Franklin, Charles Clayton, and Minnie Ruth.

The McNeils immigrated from Scotland between 1735-1770, from either the Cape Fear region or coastal Virginia. More on this topic is explored in Johnson Jay Hayes' book, The Genealogy of the McNiel Clan. In Scotland their name was spelled "Macneil" and were though to be of a noble clan. The Hays family have been in the United States since colonial Virginia, and moved to North Carolina in the early 1800s. The majority of the Hayes and McNeill families now reside in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Johnson Jay Hayes was born in Purlear, North Carolina, on January 23, 1886, to Sarah Julia McNeil and John Lee Hays. He was a graduate of Wake Forest College (1907) and Wake Forest Law School (1909). He was appointed as a federal judge in the U.S. district court for the Middle District of North Carolina in 1927. He was the first judge to hold that no one could be prosecuted for alcohol consumption after the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment (Prohibition). Johnson resigned because of a heart attack in 1957, and died on September 22, 1970 in Wilkes County.

James Madison Hayes, Jr., was born April 5, 1919, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born to Rev. James Madison, Senior, and Aline Pace Hayes. As graduate from both Wake Forest College undergraduate and law school (1940), James Madison Hayes, Jr. worked at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, then enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1941. During World War II, he worked as an infantry officer on Guadalcanal and later as chief legal officer at Camp Lejeune. When discharged, he was ranked a major and worked as a lawyer for over 50 years in Winston-Salem, N.C. In 1946, he was elected to the North Carolina State Legislature and is most notable for helping establish the North Carolina Museum of Art. He died June 30, 2001.

Harold Thomas Pace Hayes was born on April 18, 1926 in Elkin, N.C. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest College (1948), Harold served in the Naval reserves from 1943-1945 and the Marine reserves from 1950-1952, then continued his work in journalism. He won the contest for top editor of Esquire magazine, officially receiving the position on October 1, 1963. He left  Esquire in 1974 to work as a freelance consultant and writer and pursue his growing interest in ecology and African conservation. He authored two books on ecological issues, worked on several television projects, and served as editor of  California magazine. In 1987 Hayes wrote an article on Dian Fossey for  Life magazine, which was the basis for the 1988 film  Gorillas in the Mist. He had nearly completed an expanded version of the article when he died of cancer at age 62.  The Dark Romance of Dian Fossey was published shortly after his death in 1989.

Raymond "Kyle" Hayes was born in Purlear, N.C., Oct. 4, 1905, to Charles Clayton and Ida Huffman Hayes. He was married to Margaret Smithey in 1932. He graduated from Wake Forest College (1931) and received his J.D. from Wake Forest University in 1970. Kyle Hayes began practicing law in Wilkesboro soon after, establishing the Hayes and Hayes law firm with his brother Clyde. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942, and was discharged on Nov. 8, 1944, as staff sergeant. Kyle Hayes was a member of the Rules Making Committee of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, and was later appointed by Governor Luther Hodges to serve on the Committee for Improved State Courts for the State of North Carolina. He was the sole owner of N.B. Smithey Stores Co., Inc., a multi-million dollar chain of department stores in western N.C. He died on January 3, 1994, at 88 years old.

Other Hayes-McNeill Wake Forest alumni include: George Washington McNeill (1899), Thomas Norman Hayes (1907), James Madison Hayes, Sr. (1917), Johnson Jay Hayes, Sr. (1932), Charles Clyde Hayes (1935), Johnson Jay Hayes, Jr. (1937), Hayden Burke Hayes (1940), William Clayton Hayes (1944), Nan Lacy Harris McNeill (1945), Robert Hayes McNeill (1949), and Robert Hayes McNeill, Junior (1968).

Collection Overview

This collection contains materials about and correspondence between the Hayes and McNeill family. Contents include correspondence, photographs, genealogical research material, an obituaries, regarding members of the Hayes and McNeill families.

Collection Inventory

  • Biographical and subject files (1900-2018, undated)
    • Baker, Lenox D., notes on family history (1974) box 3 folder 14
    • Baumann, Carole Fyffe (Wanless), article (undated) box 3 folder 15
    • Butler, Carrie Virginia (1919-2002), ancestry.com information (circa 2015) box 3 folder 16
    • Callaway, Richard Fuller (1922-1992), materials (1946-1992) box 3 folder 17
    • Callaway, Richard Fuller Jr., materials (1950-2016) box 3 folder 18
    • Callaway, Sarah Elizabeth (McNeill), materials (circa 1920-2019) box 3 folder 19
    • Cardwell, Bradley Douglas (1970-2016), obituary (2016) box 3 folder 21
    • Colvard, Cari Franklin Jr. (1939-2004), obituary and memorial materials (2004) box 3 folder 20
    • Coker, Lucille (Phillips, 1916-2001), obituary (2001) box 3 folder 22
    • Clan MacNeil Foundation and Association, mailings, and correspondence  (1938-1995) box 2 folder 31
    • Davis, John photo and drawing (1958-1960) box 3 folder 23
    • Day, Patsy Ruth (McNeil, 1927-2006), obituary (2006) box 3 folder 24
    • Dilworth, Rebecca Faith (Hayes, 1942-), ancestry.com materials (circa 2015) box 3 folder 25
    • Elkin First Baptist Church bulletin (1939 February 26) box 10 folder 7
    • Eller, Saphrona, death certificate (1898-1942) (1942) box 3 folder 26
    • Elliott, Carol Virginia (Hayes), materials (1943) box 3 folder 27
    • Elliott, Johnson Jay (Hayes), genealogy information (2015) box 3 folder 28
    • Elliott, Marion Oscar, obituary (2014) box 3 folder 29
    • Emerson, Fred, photo of house (undated) box 3 folder 30
    • From Rendezvous Mountain to Elkin: Remembrances of the Past VHS videocassette (circa 1990s) box 12 item 1
    • Genealogical video materials (circa 1999) box 3 folder 5
    • Genealogy of the McNeil Clan, by Johnson J. Hayes and related materials (undated) box 3 folder 9
    • Gentry, Joseph Samuel Jr., Christmas cards and newspaper articles (1967-2012) box 3 folder 31
    • Gentry, Minnie Ruth (McNeill) (1916-2004), materials (circa 1970-2004) box 3 folder 32
    • Gentry, Sally (DeJournette), article about death (1962) box 3 folder 33
    • Golden Anniversary of Rev. James Madison Hayes and Aline Pace Hayes, The Unveiling of the Portrait of Rev. James Madison Hayes box 10 folder 5
    • Grant, Robert (1787-1840s), genealogy information (2013) box 3 folder 34
    • Gray, James Robert, Christmas card and genealogy information (2012) box 3 folder 35
    • Hamilton, Susan Whitsett (Hayes), wedding announcement (1969) box 3 folder 36
    • Harris, B.D., portrait (1954) box 4 folder 1
    • Hawtley, Marrie McNeil Emerson, materials (1970-1983) box 4 folder 2
    • Hayes, Aline (Pace), photos and articles (undated) box 4 folder 3
    • Hayes, Arthur Dixon, genealogy information (circa 2015) box 4 folder 4
    • Hayes, Bonita (Mast) (1910-2008), obituary and articles (2008) box 4 folder 5
    • Hayes, Burl (1901-1986), interview tape (undated) box 4 folder 6
    • Hayes, Carrie Butler, article (circa 2015) box 4 folder 7
    • Hayes, Charles Clayton (1881-1970), genealogy information and articles (circa 1960-2015) box 4 folder 8
    • Hayes, Charles Clyde (1911-1998), genealogy information (circa 2015) box 4 folder 9
    • Hayes, Clossie Charles (1880-1966), genealogy information (circa 2015) box 4 folder 10
    • Hayes family travel itineraries and photographs (circa 1950 to 1959) box 3 folder 11
    • Hayes, Harold Thomas Pace (1926-1989), materials (circa 1955-1989) box 4 folder 11
    • Hayes, Hayden Burke (1919-2001), genealogy information (circa 2015) box 4 folder 12
    • Hayes, Hazel, portrait (undated) box 4 folder 13
    • Hayes History Project records and correspondence  (1995-2000) box 2 folder 33
    • Hayes, Horace W., family documents (undated) box 4 folder 14
    • Hayes, Isaac Newton, genealogy information (2016) box 8 folder 8
    • Hayes, J. Allie, article (circa 2015) box 4 folder 15
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., Armed Forces Day memory book (1951) box 5 folder 1
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., article clippings (circa 1950-2001) box 4 folder 21
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., book on military justice (circa 1960) box 5 folder 3
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., book on military justice sources and correspondence (circa 1950-1962) box 5 folder 2
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., campaign film (8mm film) (undated) box 12 item 2
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., correspondence (1942-1986) box 4 folder 19
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., funeral materials (2001) box 9 folder 39
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., high school and reunion materials (1936-1986) box 4 folder 18
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., Marine Corps and Army Reserve materials (circa 1940-1960) box 5 folder 4
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., materials (circa 1940-1970) box 4 folder 17
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., photograph in uniform (undated) Digital Collections
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., photographs (circa 1940-1970) box 4 folder 20
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., photographs and related materials (undated) box 11 folder 1
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., wartime correspondence (1942-1944) box 4 folder 16
    • Hayes, James Madison, Jr., writings (circa 1960s) box 9 folder 40
    • Hayes, James Madison, Sr., Baptist Homes for the Aging brochure  (undated) Digital Collections
    • Hayes, James Madison, Sr., Baptist Homes for the Aging retirement materials (1960) box 5 folder 5, 6
    • Hayes, James Madison, Sr., materials (circa 1900-1960) box 5 folder 7 box 6 folder 1
    • Hayes, James Madison, Sr., O Kerux, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary student publication (1923) box 9 folder 41
    • Hayes, James Madison, Sr., photograph with other WFU honorary degree recipients (1974 May) Digital Collections
    • Hayes, James Madison, Sr., photograph with his portrait (undated) Digital Collections
    • Hayes, James Madison, Sr., WFU commencement program featuring honorary degree (1974) box 10 folder 8
    • Hayes, Jeff, article (circa 2015) box 6 folder 2
    • Hayes, John Lee, genealogy information and photograph (circa 1900) box 6 folder 3
    • Hayes, Johnson Jay, materials (circa 1910-1960) box 6 folder 4, 5
    • Hayes, Johnson Jay, Jr., drawing (circa 1920) box 6 folder 6
    • Hayes, Joseph Franklin, photos and genealogy (circa 1920-2015) box 6 folder 7
    • Hayes, Joseph Hadley, genealogy and drawing (circa 1920) box 6 folder 8
    • Hayes, Joseph Washington, materials (circa 2015) box 6 folder 9
    • Hayes, Lois Cannoy, obituary (2007) box 6 folder 10
    • Hayes, Lynn Vanderbilt, biography (2016) box 6 folder 11
    • Hayes, Mae Rhodes, obituary (2007) box 6 folder 12
    • Hayes, Nettie Belle, genealogy (circa 2015) box 6 folder 13
    • Hayes, Peter, materials (circa 1950) box 6 folder 14
    • Hayes, Raymond Kyle, materials (1957-1994) box 6 folder 16
    • Hayes, Rex Wilson, genealogy (circa 2015) box 6 folder 17
    • Hayes, Robert "Richard" Dixon, genealogy (circa 2015) box 6 folder 18
    • Hayes, Sarah Lucille, genealogy (circa 2015) box 6 folder 26
    • Hayes, Sarah Julia (McNeill), materials (circa 1900-1955) box 6 folder 19
    • Hayes, Solomon, genealogy (circa 2015) box 6 folder 27
    • Hayes, Susan (Meredith), obituary (circa 2015) box 6 folder 28
    • Hayes, Thomas, Christmas cards (1991-1994) box 6 folder 29
    • Hayes, Thomasine Herring (circa 1952-2008) box 6 folder 20
    • Hayes, Thomas Norman, photograph and YMCA handbook (circa 2015) box 6 folder 31
    • Hayes, Thomas Wake, genealogy (circa 2015) box 6 folder 30
    • Hayes, Wilborn Roby, genealogy (circa 2015) box 6 folder 21
    • Hayes, Willa Virginia (Harless), genealogy and obituary (circa 2015) box 6 folder 23
    • Hayes, William Clayton, obituary (circa 2015) box 6 folder 24
    • Hayes, William Jasper, genealogy (1972-2015) box 6 folder 25
    • Haynes, William John, obituary (2009) box 6 folder 32
    • Hubbard, Sarah Rebecca (Hayes), obituary (2012) box 6 folder 33
    • Huffman, Alice Hayes, materials (circa 2015) box 6 folder 34
    • Liberty Baptist Association handbook  (1932) box 3 folder 10
    • Jaworski, Alan J., obituary (2016) box 6 folder 35
    • Johnson, Phyllis (Hayes), materials (1940-1958) box 6 folder 36
    • Jones, Willa Jean (Hayes) Wanless, clippings (circa 1938-1945) box 6 folder 37
    • Jones, Willa Jean (Hayes) Wanless, genealogy, and obituary (circa 2015) box 6 folder 22
    • The Journal-Patriot Bicentennial Edition (Wilkes County) (1976 October 28) box 11 folder 3
    • Kan, Rebecca Love (Dilworth), genealogy (circa 2015) box 6 folder 38
    • Kilby, Houston Taylor, genealogy (2016) box 6 folder 39
    • Kilby, James Thornton, genealogy (2016) box 6 folder 40
    • Kilby, Sarah (Yates), materials (2016) box 7 folder 1
    • Kilby, Thornton, genealogy (2016) box 7 folder 2
    • King, Julia (Hayes), obituary (2016) box 7 folder 3
    • Lankford, Barbara Ann (McNeill), articles (circa 1963-1970) box 7 folder 4
    • McNeil, George Franklin, genealogy (circa 2015-2016) box 8 folder 6
    • McNeil, Niley Council, genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 17
    • McNeil, Pinkney Marshal, genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 19
    • McNeil, Rachel Eller, genealogy (circa 2015) box 6 folder 15
    • McNeil, Richard Tipton, photographs (undated) box 8 folder 22
    • McNeil, Robert Pickney, genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 25
    • McNeil, Sarah A. (Kilby), genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 27
    • McNeil, Wiley, obituary (2016) box 9 folder 1
    • McNiel, William H., materials (circa 1940-2015) box 9 folder 5
    • McNiel, Thomas, 1920 Census information (2016) box 9 folder 6
    • McNeill, Barbara Bennett (Hawkins), materials (1943-2017) box 7 folder 5
    • McNeill, Chal Odell, materials (1942-1981) box 7 folder 6
    • McNeill, Claude Ackle III, article (1991) box 7 folder 7
    • McNeill, Claude Ackle, Jr., materials (1930-2015) box 7 folder 8-9
    • McNeill, Claude Ackle, Sr., materials (circa 1900-2015) box 7 folder 10
    • McNeill, Claude Ackle, Sr., N.C. Coral Board appointment certificate (1948 August 5) box 11 folder 2
    • McNeill, Daisy Ann (Hayes), materials (1915-2015) box 8 folder 2
    • McNeill, Daisy Ann (Hayes), sympathy cards (1979) box 8 folder 1 box 8 folder 28 box 7 folder 11-12
    • McNeill, Eda Elizabeth (McNeil), photo (undated) box 8 folder 3
    • McNeill, Eller, death certificate (circa 2015) box 8 folder 4
    • McNeill, George, genealogies (2016-2017) box 8 folder 5
    • McNeill, James Rufus, genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 9
    • McNeill, Jennie (Bahn), genealogy (2006) box 8 folder 10
    • McNeill, John, genealogy (circa 2015-2016) box 8 folder 11
    • McNeill, Julia Ann (Vannoy), genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 12
    • McNeill, Larkin Alfred, genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 13
    • McNeill, Mary Ann Barbara (Phillips), genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 14
    • McNeill, Milton, materials (circa 2015) box 8 folder 15
    • McNeill, Nan Lacy (Harris), materials (circa 1930-2016) box 8 folder 16
    • McNeill, Peter Gaither, genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 18
    • McNeill, Rachel Camilla, genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 20
    • McNeill, Richard Elison, death certificate (2016) box 8 folder 21
    • McNeill, Robert Hayes, Jr., materials (circa 1950-200) box 8 folder 23
    • McNeill, Robert Hayes, Sr., materials (circa 1944-2015) box 8 folder 24
    • McNeill, Rufus Peter, genealogy (2016) box 8 folder 26
    • McNeill, Thornton Sylvester, will and photographs (circa 1900-1919, 2015) box 9 folder 43
    • McNeill, William Alonzo, materials (circa 1942-1950) box 9 folder 2
    • McNeill, William Cyrus, genealogy information (2016) box 9 folder 3
    • McNeill, William Jonathan Garrison, article (1984) box 9 folder 4
    • Memorial broadcast in response to General Douglas McArthur, recording (undated) box 10 folder 1
    • Meredith College class of 1939 reunion photographs (1984) box 3 folder 12
    • Mitchell, Karen Virginia (Hayes), genealogy information (2016) box 9 folder 7
    • N.C. counties, cities, and railroads map, 1861-1865 (undated) box 3 folder 8
    • New Hope Baptist Church history featuring the Vannoy family (2000) box 3 folder 6
    • Nifong, Norman, photo (undated) box 9 folder 8
    • North Carolina Baptist Homes for the Aging materials  (1951-1975) box 3 folder 7
    • Phillips, Athel Paul, articles (circa 1935-1969) box 9 folder 9
    • Phillips, James Payton, genealogy information (circa 2015) box 9 folder 11
    • Phillips, John Michael "Mike", obituary (circa 2015) box 9 folder 12
    • Phillips, Minnie Magnonnie (Hayes), materials (circa 1880-2015) box 9 folder 12
    • Phillips, Minnie Magnonnie (Hayes), children photographs (circa 1900-1920) box 9 folder 42
    • Phillips, Myrtle Blanche (Myers), clippings (circa 1940-1979) box 9 folder 13
    • Phillips, Sara Augusta (Davis), engagement announcement (undated) box 9 folder 14
    • Pinnix, Media, materials (circa 1964-1970) box 9 folder 15
    • Red Top Bottling Company materials  (circa 1906-2015) box 3 folder 3
    • Robertson, Vivan Annette, regarding college fund raising, by James M. Hayes (1961) box 9 folder 38
    • Rogers, Ann (McNeill), materials (1962-1988) box 9 folder 16
    • The Role of the Staff Legal Officer by Lt. Col. Robert A. Scherr (1958) box 10 folder 3
    • Scales, James Ralph, speech about Hayes family (1991) box 3 folder 13
    • Slattery, Leuna M. (Phillips), genealogy information (2016) box 9 folder 17
    • Snow, Virginia McNeil, obituary (2016) box 9 folder 18
    • Totten, Drew Harris (McNeill), materials (circa 1965-1995) box 9 folder 19
    • Transou, Chlorine (Hayes), obituary (2000) box 9 folder 20
    • UNC "Greatest Generation" documentary flier (2015) box 3 folder 4
    • Unit Citation, Reserve Officers Association of the United States to First Batallion, 321st Infantry (Nov. 8 1951) box 10 folder 2
    • Vannoy, Nancy Caroline (McNeil), genealogy information (circa 2015-2016) box 9 folder 22
    • Vannoy, Raymond Kyle, obituary (2018) box 9 folder 23
    • Vannoy, Roscoe, death certificate (2016) box 9 folder 24
    • Vannoy, Thomas, New Hope Baptist Church 170th Anniversary booklet (2000) box 9 folder 25
    • Vaughter, Eric Vanderbilt article (2016) box 9 folder 26
    • Vaughter, Helen Caroll (Slattery) obituary and genealogy information (2015-2016) box 9 folder 27
    • Wanless, Julian Thor, marriage license (2016) box 9 folder 28
    • Welborn, Henry Green, obituary (2016) box 9 folder 29
    • Welborn, Jo Ann (Hayes), letters and articles (circa 1956-1961) box 9 folder 30
    • WFC Class of 1917 50 Years Later  (1967) box 10 folder 6
    • WFU newspaper clippings (circa 1940-1957) box 3 folder 1
    • WFU School of Medicine class of 1943 reunion photos (1978) box 2 folder 27
    • Wheeler, Julia McNeil (Nanless), obituary (circa 2015) box 9 folder 31
    • White, Rexanna (Hayes), high school graduation article (1966) box 9 folder 32
    • Wilkes County history articles (1958-2000) box 2 folder 28
    • Wilkes Genealogical Society materials (2016) box 2 folder 32
    • Williams, Ida Elizabeth (Yates), wedding announcement (1945) box 9 folder 33
    • Wilkes Heritage Museum materials (2001-2016) box 2 folder 30
    • Yates, John C., clerk of court election race article (2016) box 9 folder 34
    • Yates, Wayne, article (2016) box 9 folder 35
    • Yates, Willa Aline (Hayes), genealogy information (2016) box 9 folder 36
    • Yates, William Wayne, gravesite and genealogy information (2016) box 9 folder 37
    • YMCA brochure (undated) box 10 folder 4
  • Family correspondence, photographs, and related materials (1899-2017, undated)
    • Family correspondence with index (1938-1968) box 1 folder 1
    • Family correspondence (undated) box 1 folder 2
    • Family correspondence (1899) box 1 folder 3
    • Family correspondence (1904) box 1 folder 4
    • Family correspondence (1913) box 1 folder 5
    • Family correspondence (1914) box 1 folder 6
    • Family correspondence (1915) box 1 folder 7
    • Family correspondence (1916) box 1 folder 8
    • Family correspondence (1917) box 1 folder 9
    • Family correspondence (1918) box 1 folder 10
    • Family correspondence (1922) box 1 folder 11
    • Family correspondence (1925) box 1 folder 12
    • Family correspondence (1929) box 1 folder 13
    • Family correspondence (1935) box 1 folder 14
    • Family correspondence (1936) box 1 folder 15
    • Family correspondence (1937) box 1 folder 16
    • Family correspondence (1938) box 1 folder 17
    • Family correspondence (1939) box 1 folder 18
    • Family correspondence (1940) box 1 folder 19
    • Family correspondence (1942) box 1 folder 20
    • Family correspondence (1944) box 1 folder 21
    • Family correspondence (1945) box 1 folder 22
    • Family correspondence (1946) box 1 folder 23
    • Family correspondence (1950) box 1 folder 24
    • Family correspondence (1952) box 1 folder 25
    • Family correspondence (1954) box 1 folder 26
    • Family correspondence (1957) box 1 folder 27
    • Family correspondence (1959) box 1 folder 28
    • Family correspondence (1960) box 1 folder 29
    • Family correspondence (1962) box 1 folder 30
    • Family correspondence (1963) box 1 folder 31
    • Family correspondence (1964) box 1 folder 32
    • Family correspondence (1965) box 1 folder 33
    • Family correspondence (1966) box 1 folder 34
    • Family correspondence (1968) box 1 folder 35
    • Family correspondence (1969) box 1 folder 36
    • Family correspondence (1970) box 1 folder 37
    • Family correspondence (1971) box 1 folder 38
    • Family correspondence (1972) box 1 folder 39
    • Family correspondence (1974) box 1 folder 40
    • Family correspondence (1975) box 2 folder 1
    • Family correspondence  (1976) box 2 folder 2
    • Family correspondence (1977) box 2 folder 3
    • Family correspondence (1982) box 2 folder 4
    • Family correspondence (1983) box 2 folder 5
    • Family correspondence (1991) box 2 folder 6
    • Family correspondence (1993) box 2 folder 7
    • Family correspondence (1994) box 2 folder 8
    • Family correspondence (1995) box 2 folder 9
    • Family correspondence (1999) box 2 folder 10
    • Family correspondence (2000) box 2 folder 11
    • Family correspondence (2015) box 2 folder 12
    • Family correspondence (2016) box 2 folder 13
    • Family correspondence (2017) box 2 folder 14
    • Family photographs (undated) box 2 folder 16
    • Family photographs (1935) box 2 folder 17
    • Family photographs (1937) box 2 folder 18
    • Family photographs (1952) box 2 folder 19
    • Family photographs (1959) box 2 folder 20
    • Family photographs (1983) box 2 folder 21
    • Family photographs (1993) box 2 folder 23
    • Family photographs (1997) box 2 folder 25
    • Family photographs (2006) box 2 folder 26
    • Family photographs: "Happy birthday, Claude" album (1996) box 2 folder 24
    • Family photographs: "Happy times from the past" album (1991-1993) box 2 folder 22
    • Family photographs: Hayes Forest Drive street sign, Brookridge Retirement Community (undated) Digital Collections
    • Family reunion correspondence, itineraries, and related materials (2002) box 3 folder 2
    • Family trees and related material (circa 1960-2015) box 2 folder 15
    • McNeill family reunions, articles and correspondence (1938-1939) box 2 folder 29
  • Audiovisual materials
    • Founders' Day Convocation speech by Harold T. P. Hayes (1970 February 19) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by Lee Eisenberg (1989) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by Gay Talese (1989) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by Gary Wills (1989) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by Tom Morgan (1989) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by Byron Dobell (1989) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by David Newman (1989) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by Bob Shanks (1989) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by George Lois (1989) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by Tom Wolfe (1989) Digital Collections
    • Memorial speech regarding Harold T. P. Hayes, by Tom Hayes (1989) Digital Collections
    • "Just a Closer Walk to Thee" as sung by Harold T. P. Hayes and Ethel, from his memorial service (1989) Digital Collections
    • Campaign speech given by James M. Hayes, Jr. (1960) Digital Collections
    • "From Rendezvous Mountain to Elkin: Remembrances of the Past" family interview videos (1999 February 27) Digital Collections

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Hayes and McNeill Families Papers
ID
MS870
Date [inclusive]
1899-2018
Extent
6.7 Linear Feet  10 document boxes, 2 oversize box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett 2019
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Hayes and McNeill Family Papers (MS870), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

The following books were included in this donation:

  • Crawford, G. Scott. As I Remember It. Wilkesboro: Olde Town Printing, 1993. (as told by R. Kyle Hayes)
  • Hayes, Johnson J. Autobiography. Privately printed, 1968.
  • Hayes, Johnson Jay. The Genealogy of the McNiel Clan. Wildkesboro: privately printed, undated.
  • Hayes, Kyle. Biography of N.B. Smithey. Privately printed, 1978. (Kyle Hayes is the son-in-law of N.B. Smithey)
  • Hayes, Laurie B. Heroes of Red, White, and Blue: Wilkes County Veterans. Vol. 1. Conover, N.C.: Goosepen Studio and Press, 2007.
  • Hayes, Laurie B. Heroes of Red, White, and Blue: Wilkes County Veterans. Vol. 2. Conover, N.C. : Goosepen Studio and Press, 2007.
  • Houck, John, et al. Images of America: Ashe County. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2001.
  • Houck, John, et al. Images of America: Ashe County Revisited. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002.
  • Gross, Bernard and Ruth Weaver Shepherd. The Heritage of Ashe County, North Carolina. Version 1. Winston-Salem, N.C.: Ashe County Heritage Book Committee in cooperation with the History Division of Hunter Pub. Co., 1984.
  • Hubbard, Fred C. Our Town: When Wilkesboro and I Were Younger. Wilkesboro: Old Wilkes Inc., 1988.
  • Moore, E. James. Wilkes County and WWI. Wilkesboro: Olde Town Printing, undated.
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