Nielsen Hayden genealogy

William Urban Hayden

Male 1883 - 1915  (32 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Urban Hayden was born on 30 Aug 1883 (son of James S. Hayden and Mary Drucilla Hayden); died on 9 Sep 1915 in Cavite, Philippines; was buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    The memorial inscription on his gravestone, as shown in the photograph on his Find a Grave page, clearly gives a death date of 16 Sep 1915. But the Navy record of his death says that on "9 September 1915", on the U.S.S. Decatur, "At 3:45 p.m. an explosion occurred in compartment A-2 or A-97-M, killing HAYDEN, William U., Chief Gunner's Mate, USN; BELL, Ewell, Gunner's Mate 3rd Class, USN; ELKINS, Loid J., Gunner's Mate 3rd Class, USN."

    Owensboro Messenger, Wednesday, 24 Nov 1915:

    BURIAL OF A SOLDIER TAKES PLACE AT ST. JOSEPH

    The remains of William U. Hayden, formerly of West Louisville, who was killed in an explosion while acting as chief gunner's mate on board the Decatur at Cavite, Philippine Islands, about the middle of last September, arrived Tuesday morning and were taken to St. Joseph, where the funeral was conducted from St. Alphonsus Catholic church, with interment in the church burying grounds. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hayden, both deceased, and has several brothers and one sister. Mr. Hayden served many years in the army, enlisting the last time in the navy at San Diego, Calif., May 4, 1913.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James S. HaydenJames S. Hayden was born on 23 Aug 1836 in Nelson County, Kentucky (son of Joseph Hayden and Catherine Clayton); died on 4 Nov 1908 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried on 5 Nov 1908 in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    US Civil War: Company K, 4th Kentucky Infantry (Confederate), 1861-1865.

    From History of Daviess County, Kentucky, together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational religious, civil military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, biographies of representative citizens, and an outline history of Kentucky. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1883:

    James S. Hayden, born in Nelson County, KY, Aug. 23, 1836, is a son of Joseph Hayden (deceased), a native of Washington County. He came to this county in 1852. He enlisted in the Company K, Fourth Kentucky Infantry. He was in many of the principal battles and never lost a day's service while in the army. He was married Jan. 28, 1868, to Mary D., daughter of Urban Hayden. Eight children have been born to them, only six living -- Clarence, Richard I., Treasie M., Robert, Claude and Mary A. Mr. Hayden owns a farm of 103 1/2 acres. He belongs to the Catholic church and Total Abstinence Society.

    From History of the First Kentucky Brigade by Edwin Porter Thompson (Cincinnati: Caxton Publishing House, 1868):

    JAMES HAYDEN, Daviess County, Ky., fought at Baton Rouge, Murfeesboro, Jackson, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Rocky Face Gap, Resaca, and Dallas; from Dallas to Atlanta; both days at Jonesboro', and in all the mounted engagements.

    From the Owensboro Messenger, 5 Nov 1908, page 3:

    TAPS SOUNDED
    FOR ANOTHER VETERAN OF THE SOUTHERN CAUSE.

    James S. Hayden Dies at His Home at West Louisville--Born in Nelson County.

    James S. Hayden, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Daviess county, died suddenly of heart trouble Wednesday afternoon at his home in the West Louisville neighborhood. His death was entirely unexpected, as he was apparently in good health.

    Mr. Hayden, for many years, was a resident of Daviess county and a valuable citizen. He was [born] in Nelson county, Ky., August 23, 1836, and was a son of Joseph Hayden, deceased, a native of Washington county. He came to this county in 1852. He enlisted in Company K, Fourth Kentucky Infantry, Confederate army. He was in many battles and never lost a day's service while in the army. He was married to Miss Mary D. Hayden, on January 28, 1868, his first wife, and eight children were born to them. He is survived by his second wife and five children, four sons and one daughter. Mr. Hayden was a member of the Catholic church and was a Christian gentleman.

    The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from St. Alphonsus chuch, and the interment will take place at the church cemetery.


    From the Owensboro Messenger, 8 Nov 1908, page 7:

    SHOWN THE MEMORY OF JAMES S. HAYDEN
    Meeting of Rice E. Graves Camp of Confederate Veterans Held and Resolutions Adopted.

    Rico [sic] E. Graves camp was called together to take action on the death of Comrade James S. Hayden, who died near West Louisville. On motion the commander appointed the following committee on resolutions: Nick Lancaster, Thomas Murphy and James H. Cottrell.

    The committee reported the following, which was adopted:

    Whereas, One more call, one more answer. J. S. Hayden, member of Rice E. Graves camp, answers to the final call and passes into the great beyond. Brave soldier and good man, always ready, both in the field of battle, or in the peaceful pursuits of life; generous in life, true to his friends, and stood by his political party to the last. When death called he was anxiously scanning the returns of the election, like a [sic] brave soldier he was. "Oh," he said and joined his comrades on the other side. Just a promotion, higher up in the ranks, where the boom of cannons or the strains of a soldier's life is not known. Peace to his ashes.

    J. S. Hayden was born in Nelson county, in the year 1836. Daviess county was his adopted county. He was a member of Captain Millett's company K, Fourth Kentucky infantry, also a member of the Rice E. Graves camp.

    Therefore be it resolved. That we, as members of said camp, express our sympathy and sorrow for the broken link in the chain that is almost too short to be counted. A few of us still remain to gather around one more dead comrade and we extend to the family our heartfelt sympathy.

    Second. That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the camp roster and a copy sent to the family of the deceased.

    T. M. MURPHY.
    NICK LANCASTER.
    J. H. COTTRELL.
    Committee.

    James married Mary Drucilla Hayden on 28 Jan 1868 in Daviess County, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Urban Hayden and Rosella Coomes) was born on 4 Apr 1847 in Daviess County, Kentucky; died on 25 Apr 1890 in near West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Drucilla Hayden was born on 4 Apr 1847 in Daviess County, Kentucky (daughter of Urban Hayden and Rosella Coomes); died on 25 Apr 1890 in near West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 25 Apr 1890, Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Also Drucilia, Drusilla, Drucy, various other spellings. Died of consumption.

    Owensboro i>Messenger, 30 Apr 1890, p. 4: "J. S. Hayden was appointed guardian of the heirs of Drusilla Hayden, deceased."

    Children:
    1. Clarence Eugene "E. C." Hayden was born in Dec 1872 in Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky; died on 8 Feb 1908 in Rome, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried in Feb 1908 in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    2. Richard Ivo Hayden was born on 8 Sep 1873 in Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky; died on 15 Mar 1939 in Bronx, NY; was buried on 17 Mar 1939 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.
    3. Teresa McQuina Hayden was born on 29 Aug 1875; died on 13 Jul 1940 in St. Joseph, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried on 15 Jul 1940 in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    4. James Robert Hayden was born on 11 Aug 1877 in Daviess County, Kentucky; died on 23 Jun 1919 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    5. Jerome Claude Hayden was born on 20 Jul 1880; died on 1 Jul 1915 in Washington, D.C.; was buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    6. Mary A. Hayden was born about 1882.
    7. 1. William Urban Hayden was born on 30 Aug 1883; died on 9 Sep 1915 in Cavite, Philippines; was buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    8. Crawford Joseph Hayden was born on 30 Mar 1888 in Kentucky; died in 1959; was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph HaydenJoseph Hayden was born about 1800 in Washington County, Kentucky (son of George Hayden and Mary "Polly" Elliott); died before 1883 in Kentucky; was buried in St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Joseph Hayden's parentage remains unproven. But we (Laura Hayden and PNH) think it very likely he was a son of George Hayden (1776-1859).

    (1) DNA evidence indicates that Patrick is probably a direct paternal descendant of the immigrant Francis Heydon who died in St. Mary's County, Maryland circa 1694. Specifically, his brother Benjamin's Y-DNA is a 99%-plus match to that of several people with documented paternal descent from Francis. Additionally, Benjamin's Y-DNA is also a strong match to that of people descended from Charles Evans Hayden (1873-1939), who was a grandson of George Hayden (1776-1859).

    (2) We do not have a record of a straight father-to-son descent from Francis to Patrick. We have records that show Patrick is descended from Francis, but they go through the maternal line at least twice. (Specifically, the documented descent from Francis goes through Joseph's son James's wife Mary Drucilla Hayden, daughter of Urban Hayden, son of Mary A. Hayden, daughter of Charles Hayden, himself a direct male-line descendant of Francis. Urban's father William Leo Hayden was not a descendant of Francis, but he married a Hayden, Mary, who was.)

    (3) We have never been able to find a record of the parents of Patrick's paternal great-great-great grandfather Joseph Hayden (~1800-<1883).

    (4) And yet, if the DNA evidence is to be believed, Joseph must be a direct paternal descendant of Francis.

    This has led us to examine the question of which direct paternal descendants of Francis Hayden (d. ~1694) were in Washington County, Kentucky at the right time to be the father of Joseph Hayden who was (according to the 1883 History of Daviess County, Kentucky, citation details below) born there in approximately 1800.

    William Hayden, direct paternal great-grandson of Francis Hayden, was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland in 1742. He and his family emigrated from Maryland to Kentucky as part of the expedition led by his more famous brother Basil Hayden. William Hayden died in Washington County, Kentucky on 10 April 1794.

    His sons were:
    Charles Hayden, b. ~1766, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1813, Washington, KY
    Benedict "Bennett" Hayden, b. 1768, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1794, Washington, KY
    Henry Hayden, b. 1770, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1828, Washington, KY
    Wilford Hayden, b. 1772, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1827, Washington, KY
    George Hayden, b. <1776, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1859, Springfield, Washington, KY
    Thomas Hayden, b. 1779, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1850, Fancy Farm, Graves, KY

    Benedict Hayden is unlikely to have been Joseph's father, unless our birth year for Joseph is off by at least six years. That leaves Charles, Henry, Wilford, George, and Thomas.

    Kentucky's 1800 census records were burned by the British during the War of 1812. But surviving tax lists from 1800 turn up 17 men named Hayden, Heydon, Haydon, or Haydin being taxed in Washington County that year. Among those seventeen are names corresponding to all five of William Hayden's sons known to have been alive and in Washington County in 1800: a Charles Heydon, a Henry Heydon, a Wilfrid Haydin, a George Hayden, and a Thomas Haydon. ("Will Heydon" and "Willy Heydon", also among the 17 names, might well be the same individual as Wilfrid/Wilford.)

    Charles Hayden is already known to be a 5G grandfather to Patrick, as the father of Mary A. Hayden who married William Leo Hayden, natural son of Basil Hayden's wife Henrietta Cole. Charles is unlikely to be the father of Joseph because the records show him and his wife Eleanor Elliott as parents of a different child born in 1800, Charles Hayden Jr., who married Eleanor Hagan (1803-1882) and died in 1838. That leaves Henry, Wilford, George, and Thomas.

    Henry Hayden married Jennet Lee in Kentucky in 1789, and she had several children by him before she died sometime before 1796. In July 1796 Henry married Mary Green, and we have no record of them having any children.

    Wilford Hayden married Ann Nancy Lee, and they had a child in 1800, Phillip Hayden, who married Elizabeth Thompson Hayden (1811-1849) and died in 1841.

    Thomas Hayden married Mary Willett in January 1802. They had 13 children, including a John Joseph Hayden in 1812, but John Joseph married Elenor Hobbs and isn't our Joseph Hayden.

    That leaves George Hayden (1776-1859) as the likeliest father for Joseph Hayden. George Hayden married Mary Elliott, the sister of his brother Charles's wife Eleanor Elliott, in Washington County, Kentucky in 1796. George and Mary's first recorded child is Elizabeth b. 1798; the next one we're able to find is Eleanor b. 1803. As Laura Hayden points out, this a very long gap for the usually-prolific Haydens; Joseph could well have been born to them in that gap.

    Some unsourced online records show George Hayden and Mary Elliott with a son identified as "Clement Hayden" born c. 1800 in Washington County, Kentucky. It's hardly impossible that this Clement's full name was Clement Joseph Hayden, or Joseph Clement Hayden. Or Clement and Joseph could be separate children; the gap is long enough to easily encompass the birth of two. Relevant to this, the 1820 census shows George and Mary's household containing two "Free White Persons - Males - 16 to 25", which suggests that they had at least two otherwise unrecorded sons prior to 1805.

    Just to reiterate, Joseph Hayden (1800-1883), Patrick's GGG grandfather, has to have been a direct paternal descendant of the immigrant Francis Hayden, unless the DNA results are wrong. And to repeat a supporting point, those DNA results also showed Patrick's brother Benjamin as a strong match to paternal descendants of a grandson of the George Hayden we are hypothesizing as Joseph Hayden's father -- Charles Evans Hayden (1873-1939), grandson of George by his second wife, Nancy Doncaster.

    [Thanks to Laura Hayden for doing most of the work on this series of deductions.]

    ***

    Details from the 1820 US Federal Census, Bardstown, Nelson County, for George Haydon:
    [Showing the presence of two males in his household born between 1795 and 1805]

    Name:
    George Haydon
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State):
    Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky
    Enumeration Date:
    August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 4
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 6
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 12
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 12

    ***

    Another thing we know as well as we know anything about Joseph Hayden is that he married Catherine Clayton on 26 Aug 1823 in Nelson County, Kentucky, and that she was a daughter of Joseph Clayton who fought on the Virginia line in the Revolution and died in Nelson County, Kentucky between 1813 and 1824.

    The following legal transcript, found at http://www.geocities.ws/johnadamfogle/26.html and entitled "Indenture, Nelson County, 11 April 1803", shows that as far back as 1793, William Hayden (father to George, who we believe to have been Joseph's father), and his son Charles Hayden, and Joseph Clayton, who would become Joseph Hayden's father-in-law thirty years later, were all neighbors in Nelson County, Kentucky, owning land that abutted one another's holdings.

    This Indenture made the (blank) day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and three between Charles Morehead and Samuel Miller Commissioners of the County of Nelson of the one part and Joseph Fogle of the same county of the other part. Witnesseth that Whereas by an act of the general assembly of this state passed on the first day of March in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven entitled an act to reduce into one the several acts for the conveyance and division of lands the County Courts of this state were authorized and directed to appoint Commissioners in their respective counties to divide and convey lands in certain cases and the said Morehead and Miller having been duly appointed by the County Court of Nelson for the purposes contained in the above recited act and having been called upon by the said Joseph Fogle to divide 5 certain surveys or tracts of land held in tennency in common between him the said Joseph Fogle and a certain Adam Fogle of the aforesaid County of Nelson as will more fully appear from the title papers of them the said Joseph and Adam aforesaid being thereto had one of the said surveys or tracts of land containing two hundred and fifty acres of land lying on the North side of the Beechfork in the said County granted by patent to Josiah Lee, and conveyed by said Lee to said Joseph and Adam Fogle, a second tract containing one hundred and ninety acres, a third tract containing twenty five acres the fourth tract containing fifty eight and one fourth acres and the fifth tract twenty acres and three fourths which four last mentioned tracts are hereafter more particularly described. Now we the said Charles Morehead and Samuel Miller Commissioners as aforesaid in pursuance of the power and authority vested in us by the aforesaid recited act of assembly have enfeoffed transfered and conveyed and do by these presents enfeoff transfer and convey unto the aforesaid Joseph Fogle all the right title interest or claim of him the said Adam Fogle to the aforesaid four last mentioned tracts of land the one hundred and ninety acres situate lying and being in the County of Nelson on the north side of the Rolling Fork of Salt River conveyed by deed duly recorded in the Bairdstown District Court by Josiah Lee and wife to said Joseph & Adam Fogle and is bounded as follows, towit, Beginning at a sycamore and Mulberry on the bank of said fork at the lower corner of James Andersons one hundred acre survey, thence north twenty west one hundred poles thence north forty east thirty poles to a white oak and maple thence south eighty east forty poles to a white oak thence south ten east one hundred and thirty eight poles to two beeches in James Anderson's line, thence with said line north eighty west two hundred and forty five poles to the Beginning. The twenty five acres bound as follows, towit, Beginning at a hickory tree south of the Ball alley, running thence south 84 west 53 1/2 poles to a white oak black walnut and sugar tree corner to Clarke and Hayden, thence S 2 1/2 E 88 poles to a sugar tree on the west side of the road, thence north 87 E 40 poles to a stake near a dead white oak and black walnut in Duncaster's plantation thence N 4 W 39 1/2 to a small black oak, thence up the said road N22, E 40 1/4 poles to a stake in the said road, thence north 4 W 14 poles to the Beginning, which said tract William Hayden is bound by bond dated the sixth day of May 1793 to convey to said Adam & Joseph Fogle.

    The fifty eight and one fourth acres is bounded as follows towit, Beginning at an old hickory standing near the old battery and running thence north two degrees west 100 poles to a large white oak in Haydons line, thence south 77 3/4 degrees west seventy three poles to a white oak standing in the road, thence south 75 west 36 poles to white oak standing in the edge of a glade, thence south 10 east 74 poles to a small cedar standing in a glade, thence north 84 East 108 poles to the beginning which said tract of 58 1/4 acres Kanellam Peak is bound by Bond dated the (blank) to convey to the said Adam & Joseph Fogle, Twenty acres and which Joseph Clayton is bound by bond dated the (blank) to convey to the said Adam and Joseph Fogle is bounded as follows, towit, Beginning at a white oak and red oak corner to Joseph Claytons and George Clarke land on the top of a hill on the south side of Russells branch and running thence south 79 east 108 poles to two sugar trees and Iron wood sapling standing in the head of a small drain of Pottengers Creek, thence North 2 1/2 degrees West 41 3/4 poles to a dogwood stump corner to Charles Hayden, thence along his line passing said Haydens corner due west 80 poles to a large white oak in George Clarks line, thence South 49 1/2 degrees west 39 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the aforesaid four last mentioned tracts of land lying and being in the County of Nelson and containing in the whole two hundred and ninety four acres and all and singular the appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said Joseph Fogle his heirs, Exors, admons and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Joseph Fogle his hers & e forever.

    In witness whereof we the said commissioners have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year first above written.

    Witness
    Chs Morehead seal
    Saml Miller seal

    At a County Court held for Nelson County on Monday the 11th of April 1803.
    This Indenture from Charles Morehead & Samuel Miller two of the commissioners of Nelson County to Joseph Fogle was acknowledged by the said commissioners to be their voluntary act & deed for the purposes therein expressed and the said Indenture together with the papers agreeable to which the within division was made was ordered to be recorded.

    Teste, Ben Grayson, c.c

    A copy Attest
    B.L. Blakey, C.N.C.C.

    ***

    Regarding his death date, Laura Hayden notes: "We don't have a date of death for Joseph. We only know it was after his last sighting in the census records - 1850 - and before his mention in this excerpt from the History of Daviess County (pub. 1883): 'James S. Hayden, born in Nelson County, KY, Aug. 23, 1836, is a son of Joseph Hayden (deceased), a native of Washington County.'"

    The Owensboro Messenger, 24 Aug 1880, lists "Hayden, Joseph S" as among those with a letter addressed to them at the Owensboro Post Office which "if not called for in thirty days will be sent to the Dead Letter Office."

    ***

    The 1850 census records Joseph as living in Nelson County with his daughter Mary Ellen Hayden and her husband Orville Price, and gives his age as "50". This is the chief evidence for a birthdate of around 1800.

    A Findagrave.com page exists for "Joseph Haydon", listing him as born in 1800 and buried in St. Catherine Cemetery, New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky. It gives no death date, and the user who recorded this cemetery notes that they photographed every stone there and found no stone for him. Despite the fact that this Joseph Haydon's birthplace is given as "New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky" instead of Washington County, we think this is our Joseph, because his daughter Mary Ellen and her husband Orville Price, in whose household we last see Joseph living in 1850, are both buried there as well.

    ***

    Joseph married Catherine Clayton on 26 Aug 1823 in Nelson County, Kentucky. Catherine (daughter of Joseph Clayton and Eleanor) was born before 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died about 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Catherine ClaytonCatherine Clayton was born before 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky (daughter of Joseph Clayton and Eleanor); died about 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Elbert Hayden
    2. Elizabeth Hayden
    3. Urban Hayden
    4. Mary Ellen Hayden was born in 1824 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died in 1898 in Nelson County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.
    5. Mary Jane Hayden was born in 1827 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 5 Dec 1899 in Nelson County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.
    6. 2. James S. Hayden was born on 23 Aug 1836 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 4 Nov 1908 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried on 5 Nov 1908 in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  Urban Hayden was born on 13 Apr 1819 in Washington County, Kentucky (son of William Leo "Little Willie" Hayden and Mary Hayden); died on 19 Aug 1888 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Twin brother of J. Raymond Hayden (1813-1856).

    The Owensboro Messenger and Examiner for 13 Aug 1879, page 3, reports: "A hen belonging to Urban Hayden, Esq, rose up and cackled over an egg within an egg last week. The phenomenon can be seen at his office."

    The Owensboro Messenger for 16 May 1885, page 4, records under "Real Estate Transfers": "Urban Hayden to Jo Aud, parcel of land for love and affection." Urban Hayden's daughter Mary Drucilla Hayden (d. 1890) was the first wife of James S. Hayden. James S.'s second wife was Margaret Josephine Aud.

    The Owensboro Messenger for 9 Feb 1889, page 4, for 10 Feb 1889, page 5, and for 22 Feb 1889, page 4, reports: "COMMISSIONER'S NOTICE, Daviess Circuit Court. C. W. Hayden, &c., Plaintiff, vs. J. G. Medley, &c., Deft. In Equity. All persons having claims against Urban Hayden deceased, are hereby notified to present same properly proven, to the undersigned, on or before March 1st, 1889. GEO. F. HAYNES, Master Commissioner." C. W. Hayden is probably Urban's eldest son Charles William Hayden (1845-1919).

    The Owensboro Messenger for 10 Feb 1892, page 1, reports: "Jerome Hayden sues James Hayden for a settlement of the estate of Urban Hayden." The James Hayden mentioned here is probably not Urban's son-in-law James S. Hayden, but rather his son James Urban Hayden (1856-1933). The Jerome is probably Urban's son Jerome, born about 1854.

    Urban married Rosella Coomes on 14 Apr 1844 in Daviess County, Kentucky. Rosella (daughter of Charles William Coomes and Frances "Fannie" Dobbins) was born on 25 Jan 1825; died on 26 Nov 1857 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried on 27 Nov 1857 in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Rosella Coomes was born on 25 Jan 1825 (daughter of Charles William Coomes and Frances "Fannie" Dobbins); died on 26 Nov 1857 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried on 27 Nov 1857 in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 27 Jan 1825
    • Alternate death: 27 Nov 1857, Daviess County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Sometimes given as "Rosalie"; sometimes given as "Anna Rosella".

    Children:
    1. Leander Hayden was buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    2. Charles William Hayden was born on 31 Dec 1845 in Daviess County, Kentucky; died on 17 Nov 1918 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    3. 3. Mary Drucilla Hayden was born on 4 Apr 1847 in Daviess County, Kentucky; died on 25 Apr 1890 in near West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    4. Rosella Anna "Rosie" Hayden was born on 20 Nov 1848 in Daviess County, Kentucky; died on 1 May 1873 in Kentucky; was buried in St. John Baptist, Rineyville, Hardin, Kentucky.
    5. Lee Madison Hayden was born about 5 Jun 1851 in Daviess County, Kentucky; died on 30 Sep 1928 in West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried on 2 Oct 1928 in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    6. Francis Matilda 'Fannie' Hayden was born on 17 Apr 1853 in Daviess County, Kentucky; died on 12 Mar 1936; was buried in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    7. Jerome Hayden was born in Oct 1855 in Daviess County, Kentucky; died after 1900.
    8. James Urban Hayden was born on 3 Feb 1856 in Daviess County, Kentucky; died on 17 Apr 1933 in Rome, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  George Hayden was born before 1776 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of William Hayden and Elizabeth Thompson); died in 1859 in Springfield, Washington, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Emigrated from Maryland to Kentucky in 1788. [www.stmarysfamilies.com, citing Hayden/Rapier and Allied Families by Mary Louise Donnelly.]

    Laura Hayden notes that, compared to other Haydens of this time and place, there appear to be unusually long spans of time between the births of George and Mary Hayden's children. We suspect this means we don't have a full record of all of them.

    The 1820 census enumeration of George Hayden's family lists two "Free White Persons - Males - 16 to 25", and two "Free White Persons - Females 10 to 15", none of whom can be accounted for by George and Mary's known children. This is specifically relevant to our belief that George and Mary were the parents of Joseph Hayden b. ~1800, who would account for one of the missing males aged 16 to 25; for more on that, see Joseph's own page. It could also account for another son named Clement, unless Clement is just Joseph Clement or Clement Joseph. We have no theory of the identity of the missing daughters aged 10 to 15, who would have been born between 1805 and 1810.

    The book History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons, Biographies of Representative Citizens. And an Outline History of Kentucky (Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1883) states that George and Mary Hayden's son George Samuel Hayden (1810-1876) was "the youngest" of "a large family". In fact, we believe he was the youngest of George and Mary's children, and that George's several further children were the offspring of a second wife named Nancy Doncaster or Duncaster. But at any rate, three children - Elizabeth, Eleanor, and George Samuel - don't constitute "a large family" by the standards of the time. So we're strongly inclined to believe that George and Mary had more children than those for whom records have survived.

    George married Mary "Polly" Elliott on 7 Jul 1796 in Washington County, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Matthew Elliott and Ann) was born between 1769-1774 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died before 1818 in Washington County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Mary "Polly" Elliott was born between 1769-1774 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of Matthew Elliott and Ann); died before 1818 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Hayden was born in 1798 in Kentucky.
    2. 4. Joseph Hayden was born about 1800 in Washington County, Kentucky; died before 1883 in Kentucky; was buried in St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.
    3. Eleanor Hayden was born on 4 Jul 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 7 May 1880 in Daviess County, Kentucky.
    4. George Samuel Hayden was born on 15 Nov 1810 in New Hope, Nelson, Kentucky; died on 4 May 1876 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.

  3. 10.  Joseph ClaytonJoseph Clayton was born before 1760 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died between 1813 and 1824 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    The most thoroughly-researched work we've seen about Joseph Clayton is Paul Nordberg's monograph "Joseph Clayton of Nelson County, Kentucky," available as a PDF at www.paulnordberg.net/pdfs/joseph-clayton.pdf. This paper dispenses briskly with a number of misconceptions, at least one of which we've been responsible for perpetuating. Best of all, in the monograph's latest revision, Nordberg presents conclusive evidence that Joseph Clayton was originally from St. Mary's County, Maryland. All credit to Nordberg for doing the job right.

    Nordberg also has an online family tree, and while we strongly recommend that researchers consult the full monograph mentioned above, his briefer remarks in his entry for Joseph Clayton are worth excerpting here.

    From Paul Nordberg at www.paulnordberg.net/family-history-reunion/ps07/ps07_325.htm:

    Joseph fought in the Revolutionary War. He was a matross, an artillery private. He enlisted in 1777 and served through at least March of 1780, when he was stationed in Morristown, New Jersey. His regiment, just being formed when he enlisted, initially did garrison duty at Portsmouth and Yorktown, Virginia, near where enemy ships were "hovering" in Chesapeake Bay near Hampton Roads. (This was the area from which a number of the men in Joseph Clayton's company came.) In March of 1778, the regiment was joined to Washington's army at Valley Forge. For the rest of the War, they fought in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Joseph Clayton took part in several battles.

    Because his daughter [Sarah] was married in 1802 without indication of a marriage bond noted, it seems reasonable to suppose she was twenty-one, so born before 1782, and that Joseph's marriage took place in the year or two after his discharge. (There's a bit of a gap before the births of his other children according to the records we have, so it is possible that he married more than once. But there's no specific evidence that he did.)

    In 1783, he received £111 13s 7d as the balance of his pay according to an act of 1781, and he was granted a military warrant for two hundred acres of land, an entitlement of every soldier who fought until the end of the war. There are signs that he sold out rights to the assigned parcel on Paint Creek in then Fayette County to one David Nisbitt, one of a group of land speculators.

    He first appears in the records of Nelson County in 1786, when he witnessed the will of John Brients. [...] He is regularly present in Nelson County records though 1813. I have found no trace of him after that. In 1823, "widow Eleanor Clayton" gave consent for the marriage of their daughter Catherine.

    Joseph married Eleanor. Eleanor was born about 1760; died after 1823. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Eleanor was born about 1760; died after 1823.

    Notes:

    The only thing known with certainty about the wife of Joseph Clayton is her given name, Eleanor.

    Paul Nordberg's brief monograph "Eleanor Cole of St. Mary's County, Maryland" makes a strong circumstantial case that she was Eleanor Cole, a sister of Patrick's 5G-grandmother Henrietta Cole (1754-1837).

    Children:
    1. Sally Clayton
    2. Sarah Clayton was born about 1785.
    3. Mary "Polly" Clayton was born about 1788.
    4. John Clayton was born in 1790 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 7 Nov 1859 in Nelson County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.
    5. William Clayton was born between 1790 and 1800 in Kentucky; died after 1865.
    6. Thomas Clayton was born between 1790 and 1800; died about 1839.
    7. Joseph Clayton was born about 1799 in Kentucky.
    8. Charles C. Clayton was born on 2 Feb 1802 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 16 Nov 1874 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried in 1874 in St. Alphonsus Church, St. Joseph, Daviess, Kentucky.
    9. 5. Catherine Clayton was born before 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died about 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

  5. 12.  William Leo "Little Willie" Hayden was born on 16 Dec 1785 in Washington County, Kentucky (son of Charles Ewing and Henrietta Cole); died on 6 Dec 1867 in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    William Leo Hayden (1785-1866) was the natural son of Henrietta (Cole) Hayden, by Charles Ewing.

    When the Hayden family arrived in north-central Kentucky in 1785, they and the rest of their migrant party were confined for some months inside a rough-and-ready fort for their protection. It's easy to imagine that this was hard on them all, and Henrietta (Cole) Hayden had further reason to be depressed; she had lost four children on the trek from southern Maryland. Whatever her reasons, she had an affair inside the fort with a sketchy land speculator named Charles Ewing, and became pregnant as a result. She subsequently confessed the liaison to her husband, who publicly denounced her but did not divorce her. Henrietta and Basil went on to have several more children. William Leo, son of Henrietta by Charles Ewing, was raised in Basil and Henrietta's family, where his nickname was "Not Blood." Basil's will provided William Leo with half the amount he gave to each of his own surviving children.

    After Basil's death in 1804, Henrietta immediately married Charles Ewing. Shortly afterward, she declared in court that she "will not take or accept the provision made for me by Will of my late husband, Basil Hayden, dec'd., or any part thereof and I do hereby renounce all Benefit which I might claim by said Will, and I hereby claim Dower as the law directs." But in 1807 Charles Ewing left her and bigamously married one Mary (or perhaps Margaret) Flint. In 1808 Henrietta managed to divorce Charles, which required an act of the Kentucky legislature.

    From Littel's Laws of Kentucky, Volume 3:

    "[Page 446] An act concerning the marriage of HENRIETTA EWING. approved Feb. 3, 1808 This act authorised her to sue CHARLES EWING, for a divorce, in the Nelson court, and to obtain it on a jury's finding that he had seperated from her and intermarried with MARY FLINT, and continued to live in adultery with said Mary."

    From John Medley (1615-1660) by Mary Louise Donnelly (citation details below):

    William Leo "Little Willie" Hayden was born 12/16/1785 in Washington Co Ky, the son of Henrietta Cole Hayden. The account of William Leo Hayden's birth is told in letters written by Rev Stephen Badin to Bishop Carroll.

    "The widow Hayden who had disgraced herself in marriage, has renewed her past scandals and finished by marrying heterodoxum corum heterodoxo (a protestant by a protestant - in 2/4/1805 letter). Mr Rohan who is keeping school on my land has among his school-boys a subject that might become a clergyman were not the illegitimacy of his birth an obstacle to it. I thought proper to inform you of his virtue & talents, & also that the parents are willing & in some degree able to procure him a liberal education. He belongs to Mr Hayden's family, tho he be not his father: he is twelve or thirteen years of age."

    William Hayden, mentioned in Basil Hayden, Sr's will as "Henrietta's son" [sic — the actual phrase is "my wife's son" —PNH], might be the illegitimate son of Charles Ewing whom Henrietta married seven months after Basil Hayden, Sr's death. In Washington Co Ky, on 2/5/1810 William Leo Hayden married first Anna Pike (d. 1/8/1811), the daughter of John Pike. In Washington Co on 1/4/1813 he married secondly Mary Hayden the daughter of Charles Hayden and Eleanor Elliott. The information on his birth and marriages was recorded in his family Bible.

    William Leo Hayden was well educated and was the teacher of his own children. In 1835 he moved with his family to Daviess Co Ky. On 11/16/1841 William Hayden purchased 1523 acres of land on the south bank of Panther Creek from William R Griffith and Philip and Eliza H. Triplett (Deed F: 554-555). For a time Court was held in his home. In 5/1866 William and Mary Hayden deeded to Charles Leo Hayden, "...who supported said William and Mary last 10 years ...," 206 acres (Deed T: 306-307). Mary died 7/14/1866 and William Leo Hayden died 12/6/1867 in Owensboro, Ky.

    From The Immigration of William "Little Willie" Leo Hayden, quoting a letter written in January 1886 by Richard R. Coomes to the Hon. B.J. Webb:

    [A]s some of St Raphael's congregation appear to show some dissatisfaction of the short and, in truth, unjust reference to said congregation, I feel bound to give some items concerning it.

    The facts concerning its settlement are these. In 1834 a man well known about Holy Cross [Catholic Church in Calvary, Marion County, Kentucky] as "Little Willie" Hayden, son of Basil Hayden, sold his farm near the church and immigrated to Daviess County, Kentucky to look for better situations for himself and his sons. With him came his brother, Lewis Hayden. The two selected land adjoining the St. Raphael farm, with "Little Willie" agreeing to purchase 1,500 acres adjoining the 200 acres that he had selected for the church. Lewis selected a like amount adjoining that of "Little Willie"'s if William R. Griffith, the owner, would donated 200 acres to the church. Griffith willingly gave the 200 acres and, by doing so, made a sale of the 3,000 acres to the two brothers. The sale of the land that he owned in that part of he county benefited himself, the Hayden brothers, and the Catholic Church. The above purchase was made in 1833 or 1834. At the time, there was not a Catholic living nearer than ten miles from Owensboro, in Daviess County, Kentucky.

    "Little Willie"'s family came in 1835 as the first settlers in St. Alphonso's congregation, his house being the first and only station for church until the first log church was built in 1844. He was the principal head of Catholic affairs so long as he was able to get about. He died on December 6, 1867, aged 82 years. There was another William Hayden who settled near St Raphaels but moved within the bounds of St Alfonsus before 1840.

    In 1841 when I moved within the bounds of the then St Raphael's, now St Martin's, there was living in the St Raphael's congregation Randall Blandford, William Sims, Reson Cravens, John Livers, Charles Clayton, John Hayden, John Mattingly, Sylvester Hayden, James M Hayden, Phillip Hayden's widow and family, Thadius Coomes, and others whose names I can't now recall. But this I can say, that after 1845, by marriages and imigration the county filled up very fast so that it was soon necessary to build the church of St Alfonso within seven miles of St Raphael's and a few years thereafter that of St Martin's both principally within the original boundry of St Raphael's all of which may be said to be a fairly prosperous farming country so that the Hayden purchase gave to the Catholics of Kentucky a chance for homes without having to go so far west, and as a general thing, to do better nearer home, not that I am opposed to going West by any means, some of my own brothers & a sister went and did better.

    I hope this will give you a better idea of the St Raphael country.

    Will of William Leo Hayden, written 21 Dec 1866, probated 6 Jan 1868:

    In the name of God. Amen. I WILLIAM HAYDEN, of Daviess County, Kentucky, being of extreme old age but of sound mind and disposing memory and calling to mind that all men must die and wishing to arrange my temporal concerns before I am imposed by the call to appear before my God and Judge to determine my lot through all Eternity hereby revoking and annulling all other wills which I may have made heretofore do make and establish this as my last Will and Testament to wit.

    Item 1. I bequeath my soul to God who gave it me and my Body to the Earth from which it was taken to be decently interred in an ordinary and plain manner.

    Item 2. I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter, HELEN MARION PIKE, one bed and furniture, the same that she now uses, it being in the possession of my daughter-in-law (Melissa Hayden) who is entitled to use of the same until my granddaughter may find it to be her interest, or necessary to leave her Aunt Melissa in that event it is to be given up to her demand.

    Item 3. I will and bequeath unto my son, CHARLES L. HAYDEN an equal share with all my other heirs not named of all money or cash notes or other estate of which I die possessed first paying or settling all just dues or demands against me out of the sd. money and before distribution is made. I further bequeath to my sd son, CHARLES L, HAYDEN trundle bed stead and bedding attached thereof. Also other articles of household and kitchen furniture and farming implements as also my large Duoay bible all of which last mentioned articles I now deliver into his possession as being his own right and I further bequeath to my son CHARLES L. HAYDEN the right of a roadway one rod wide leading from his farm along the lines of a sixty acre tract which I formerly sold to James Eubank so as to enter at the south of the land dividing between Alvin Hayden's farm and the farm which I have sold to URBAN HAYDEN which road and land shall be one rod wide thru from end to end and unobstructed by any gates or fence also on other land intersecting the land by or at the southeast corner of the orchard on the sd. farm and running through the sd. farm passing by URBAN HAYDEN's farm in the direction of the Glenn Bridge as so called this lane shall be one rod wide from end to end with gates there planted, this described road and lanes are reserved in the contract and sale of the land and premises to URBAN HAYDEN unto the afsd CHARLES L. HAYDEN and his heirs forever.

    Item 4. I will and bequeath unto whichever of my children I may be living with at the time of my demise my bed and all its furniture attached, my wearing apparel, my big arm chair, and small chair also any articles of furniture which I term side board, a large demijohn or glass bottle, a few other small bottles and convenient articles unnecessary to mention.

    And lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my son WILLIAM C. HAYDEN the executor of this my last will and Testament. Given under my hand this 21 st day of Dec. 1866 in my own writing.

    [Signed in the presence of James Hayden, Edwin C. Hayden and James S. Hayden; the latter presumably his grandson-in-law James S. Hayden, husband of his granddaughter Mary Drucilla Hayden.]

    *****

    The family bible of William Leo Hayden is supposedly now at St. Joseph's, Maple Mount, Daviess, Kentucky. Its transcription, "Bible records of Basil Hayden (Basil Robert Hayden, 1774-1833)", in Kentucky Genealogical Records Book, GRC Book Series 1, volume 319, pp. 84-87, lists, among the children of Basil and Henrietta (Cole) Hayden, "Milly Hayden 12/16/1785." William Leo Hayden was born 16 Dec 1785; "Milly" is very likely a mistranscription of "Willy".

    William married Mary Hayden on 4 Jan 1813 in Washington County, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Charles Hayden and Eleanor "Molly" Elliott) was born on 4 Jun 1794; died on 14 Jul 1866 in West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Mary Hayden was born on 4 Jun 1794 (daughter of Charles Hayden and Eleanor "Molly" Elliott); died on 14 Jul 1866 in West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Delphina Hayden was born on 29 Oct 1813 in Washington County, Kentucky; died in 1866 in Daviess County, Kentucky.
    2. Helen Marion Hayden was born on 5 Mar 1815 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    3. Martha Ann Hayden was born on 8 Feb 1817 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    4. J. Raymond Hayden was born on 13 Apr 1819 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 1 Feb 1856; was buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    5. 6. Urban Hayden was born on 13 Apr 1819 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 19 Aug 1888 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    6. William C. Hayden was born on 14 Mar 1821 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 18 Dec 1876 in Daviess County, Kentucky.
    7. Marcellus Hayden was born on 16 Jan 1823.
    8. Louisa Ann Hayden was born on 16 Jun 1825; died on 16 Dec 1849.
    9. Mary Angela "May" Hayden was born on 15 Jan 1829 in Washington County, Kentucky; died after 9 Jul 1898.
    10. James Addison Hayden was born on 7 Jul 1832; died on 26 Mar 1850.
    11. Charles Leo Hayden was born on 9 Oct 1834 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 11 Feb 1879; was buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

  7. 14.  Charles William Coomes was born on 20 Jan 1799 in Nelson County, Kentucky (son of William Coomes and Rachel Coomes); died in 1849.

    Charles married Frances "Fannie" Dobbins on 29 Apr 1824 in Daviess County, Kentucky. Frances was born in 1798 in Ireland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Frances "Fannie" Dobbins was born in 1798 in Ireland.

    Notes:

    Or perhaps Dollin.

    Children:
    1. 7. Rosella Coomes was born on 25 Jan 1825; died on 26 Nov 1857 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried on 27 Nov 1857 in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.