The Hayth Family

The Hayth family of Virginia has many honored and pretigous ancestors. The name Hayth was originally Heath. The surname has been spelled Hayth and Haythe.

It is believed that one early ancestor, Sir Robert Heath (born about 1575) was given the land now known as North Carolina by King Charles I.

Later, in 1758, John Heath, Jr. was born. John, Jr. became a U.S. Congressman, among other things, and the town of Heathsville, Virginia is named after him.

In the 1860's, Edward Pendleton Hayth became 2nd Lieutenent for the 2nd Virginia Cavalry during the War Between the States.