Hays, Robert



Hays, Robert


Robert Hays was a master builder of Philadelphia during the mid 1800s and was elected to the Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia in 1851. There is scant information on Hays in the Company records besides that his wife was named Mary. Hays first lived at 132 North 13th street and then moved to 22 Perry street prior to 1854.

Biography from the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings site, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Tom Stokes. 

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Ms. Dottie Magill

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132 N. 13th (CD) (1845)


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City Directory - 1845 - Robert, carpenter, 132 N. 13th. 1854 - Robert, carpenter, 22 Perry. E-mail in file: Robert and Mary Hays - we have several portraits and artifacts. There is a needlepoint picture done by daughter Elizabeth Hays, a gout stool we are told was crafted by Robert Hays and a funeral book of Mary Hays. July 2011: Dorothy Magill dym115@yahoo.com Robert and Mary Hays (Jan 1807 - May 3, 1898)are paternal great- grandparents of my husband. We have Mary Hays eulogy book and a portrait of Robert that is a copy of the portrait in Carpenters Hall collection. message: We would like to know more about their children. We are descendents of daughter Elizabeth and Robert Givin but do not know the names of any of the other children. Please contact us. reply Ms. Magill Thanks for your interest in the family of a member of the Carpenters' Company. Unfortunately the only record of the family of Robert Hays, elected 1851 and deceased 1896 is his wife's name Mary and one child Elizabeth. Our genealogical records for members are spotty and do not reflect the actual details for the family. I suggest you contact the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania through their website connected to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Their trained genealogists often have detailed information at their fingertips or can easily find it. Good luck with your research. Brearley B. Karsch Research Volunteer Carpenters' Hall

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