Hays, William (1730-1796)

Pennsylvania militia captain.

Miller, tanner, and farmer in Allen Township, Northampton County. Served in the Seven Years’ War. Raised a company to fight in the Revolutionary War (1776). Sub- lieutenant of Northampton County (1780).

Son of Joseph and Jane (Love) Hays of Ireland. Immigrated to Pennsylvania with his parents (1732). Married Barbara King in 1760; five children. Married Jane Walker in 1771; ten children.