Scope and Contents
This collection contains the personal narratives of Nancy Billingsley Hayes and Joseph Hayes, which cover the period from 1786 to 1824. The collection consists of photocopies of the original Hayes writings and typewritten transcripts of these writings. Nancy Hayes relates her experiences traveling west with her family and the first years of her marriage to Joseph. She describes the earthquake of December 1811 and local experiences during the War of 1812. Joseph Hayes relates his experiences and...