Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Hamilton N. and Lucy (Fleming) Hays, 9 North 49 West

One researcher wrote that Lucy Evelyn Fleming's parents are John B. Fleming of Virginia and Lucy Evelyn Field of Illinois.
In 1870 Fremont County, Iowa, John Fleming is a railroad contractor, 36, born in Virginia, with Lucy E. 32 born in Illinois. Mary E. is 12, born in Nebraska, John M. 10 in Nebraska, Samuel 6 and Clair L. 5 in Colorado, Lucy E. in Nebaska,. With them are John W. Field and Annie E. Field 14, both born in Missouri.

In 1880 Atchisonh County, Missouri, Jno. Fleming is farming, 43, Lucy also 43, with Jno. L. 20, Leze 18, Lilly 13, Lucy 10, Benton S. 8 born in Nebraska, Andrew B. 6 in Iowa, Margaret 4 and Mattie 1 both born in Missouri.

John B. Fleming, per # 46935792, is buried in Atchison County, Missouri 1831-1899.
"Son of Andrew and Mary E. Fleming. He married Lucy Eveline Fields 24 Apr 1855 at Holt Co., Missouri. They were the parents of nine, including Mary E. Clevenger, John Luther, Olive Lillian Workman, Lucy Hays, Benton S., Andrew B., Margaret M. Million, and Mattie Fleming. John died after being kicked by a horse."
Lucy, dying November 5, 1887 is also buried in Atchison County # 53507325.


In 1880 Atchison County, Missouri, Lucy is 8, with D.C. and Susan Flemming 35. George is 14, Ralph 12, Daniel 10, Olies 6, Lyda 4, and William eight months.

August 21, 1908 Olsburg, Kansas
Daniel Cooper Fleming was born July 4, 1844, in Franklin, Venango County, Penn ; died Aug. 18, 1908, in Fostoria, Kan., of injuries received from a fall a week previous.
He was married to Miss Susan Webber, of Franklin, Penn. in 1864 with whom he lived and loved to the day of his death. In 1867, in company with his family and brother, Darias, moved to the west, and in 1870 stopped in Milton, Mo for a short time and finally settled in Rock port, where he resided and operated his trade as blacksmith until the spring of 1887, when he removed to Fostoria, Kansas, living a short time on the farm, a few miles northeast of town, after which ho purchased property in Fostoria, where he made his residence until the present time. Mr. Fleming was a skillful mechanic, splendid farmer, obliging neighbor and a brave citizen. He was greatly beloved by his family and highly respected by his neighbors, and all who knew him. He leaves the wife of his youth, four sons and three daughters and their children, three brothers and three sisters, with many other kindred and friends to mourn his loss. The funeral occurred from the family residence in Fostoria last Wednesday, Aug. 10, l908, at 2 o'clock, Rev. I. 1j. ftluttz pastor of the Methodist churches at tisrri son, Olsburg and Fostoria, preaching the sermon. Interment was made in the Olsburg cemetery.

In 1900 Atchison County, Missouri, Hamilton born Feb 1867, newly married to Lucy March 1869, both born in Nebraska, are farming.
In 1910 Haxtun, he's a carpenter, and they have no children.
In 1920 they're farming in Logan County, and have Louis D., 12.
Hamilton Hays, the oldest child of Charles and Elizabeth was born 23 Apr 1823 in Greene County, Tennessee. He married Easter (or Esther) Carson on 13 Apr 1848 in Tennessee and to their union was born eight children as follows: Cassandra (abt. 1848-1928), w/o Samuel Moore Hays; Mary Elizabeth (1850-1919), w/o Hugh Hezekiah Hays; Thomas Hays (1852-1913); Martha C. (abt. 1855-1881), w/o John Clodfelter; Patrick Buchanan (1856-1940), h/o Estella Marinda Carr; Charles (1859-?); David (1862-?); Hamilton aka. Did (1867-?).
The five oldest children were born in Greene County, Tennessee while Charles and David were born in Missouri and the youngest, Hamilton (aka. Did), was born in Nebraska. Hamilton and Easter moved their family to Missouri in 1856.
In their son, Thomas Hays' obituary from "The Atchison County Mail," newspaper dated 21 Feb 1913, it states, "At the age of 5 years he (Thomas) came, with his parents, from Tennessee to Scotland County, Missouri. They moved to Nebraska for a short time, then moved to Atchison County, Missouri and lived near Sonora and Watson the remainder of his life." Sisters Cassandra and Mary Hays, the two oldest children of Hamilton and Easter, moved to Missouri and married brothers, Samuel Moore Hays (1845-1916) and Hugh Hezekiah Hays (1852-1890). Samuel and Hugh were the sons of Nathaniel Hays and Ann Bayless Million Hays, daughter of Reuben Bayless of East Tennessee. Nathaniel and Annie Hays also came to Atchison County, Missouri from East Tennessee in 1857 and he died in 1867 in Missouri. Annie Bayless Million Hays died 11 Sep 1895 in Atchison County, Missouri as well. Cassandra and Mary Hays, along with their husbands, raised families in Atchison County, Missouri, and were prominent citizens and are all buried at the High Creek Cemetery in Atchison county. Martha C. Hays and Patrick Buchanan Hays, fourth and fifth children respectively of Hamilton and Easter Hays, were born in Greene County, Tennessee, they grew up in Atchison County, Missouri, they married and resided the remainder of their lives in Missouri and nearby Nebraska. Martha married John Clodfelter (1853-1918) 23 Feb 1873 in Atchison County, Missouri. The Clodfelters had four children. Martha Hays Clodfelter died in 1881.
Hamilton proved up a quarter in 29, 9N 49W in 1915, and another in 4 in 1922.

Hamilton Nealess Hays was born in Crete, Neb., February 28, 1867 and died April 30, 1922, the result of an auto accident. At an early age he moved to Watson with his parents. He was married to Lucy E. Fleming March 29, 1900 and no children were born to the union. They moved to Fleming, Colorado in 1909, which had since been his home.
Mr. Hayes was injured in an auto accident near Crook, Colo., on April 8 and died as a result of the injuries on April 30. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, an adopted son, Louis Hays, one sister, Mrs. Cass Hays of Watson, and one brother, Pad Hays of Auburn, Neb., and a host of friends.
The funeral was held at the Frank Hays home in Watson on Wednesday and interment was made in the cemetery at High Creek. Mr. Hays is the seventh member of the family to meet an accidental death, a fact which was remarked upon by his mother, just a short time before her death.
Lucy is buried in High Creek Cemetery, Atchison County, Missouri

Lucy Evelyn Fleming Hayes was born in Nebraska City, Neb., on March 20, 1869, and passed away at the Tom Million home January 16, 1936, at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 27 days. While a young woman she united with the Presbyterian church. She was united in marriage to Hamilton Hayes in 1901. After living near Watson several years they moved to Fleming, Colorado. While living there they adopted Lewis Lentz at the age of 5. In 1922 her husband was hurt in a car accident which later caused his death. After his death Mrs. Hayes and Lewis moved to Hamburg, which has since been their home. She leaves to mourn her passing her son Lewis, two sisters, Mrs. N. J. Hiatt of Hamburg, Mrs. H. I. Workman of Auburn, Nebr., and one brother, Ben Fleming of Wayne, Nebr., besides other relatives and a host of friends who survive her. Funeral services were held at the Johnson Funeral home, Saturday at 2 p. m., January 19, conducted by the Rev. D. N. Gillett. Burial was made at the High Creek cemetery. Mrs. Carl Smith and Fay Weatherhead sang, with Mrs. Dave Hartman at the piano.

Margaret M. (Maggie) Million 1877-1931 is buried in Atchison, Kansas # 53531300, with James Thomas Million 1873-1940.
(Hamburg, Iowa 1940 "Tom Million, 67, died at the Hamburg hospital Monday morning as a result of an accidental discharge of his gun, at his home, earlier in the morning. He had been mail messenger at the Hamburg post office for almost twenty- five years.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Stansfield Funeral Home and burial was made in the High Creek cemetery. "

Mrs. Cassander Hayes, who had made her home in Haxtun with her son T.L. Hayes for the past two years, died last Friday, February 24. Short funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the family home, with the Rev. Hugh Neville, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.
Following the services the body was shipped to Watson, Missouri, the former home, for interment and was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Hayes and family.
Mrs. Hayes was 79 years, 4 months, and 5 days of age at the time of death.
Source: Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, 1 Mar 1928, Page 1, Column 1.

1950 Hamburg Iowa "Lee Fleming, brother of Mesdames Tom Million, Newt Hiatt and Lucy Hays, died Monday evening in Shenandoah where he had lived for several years. Funeral services and burial were in Shenandoah.


Hamburg Iowa "Milt Butler to make home at Fleming, Colo....his brother Bert and family will also locate there.... "

1914 Hamburg Iowa "Bert Butler and S. Mills shipped car [railroad car] to Fleming, Colo.... "

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