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William Basil Hayden

William Basil Hayden

Male 1817 - 1878  (61 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Basil HaydenWilliam Basil Hayden was born on 22 Aug 1817 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky (son of Basil Hayden and Mary Rapier); died on 16 Nov 1878 in St. Paul, St. Charles, Missouri; was buried in St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul, Missouri.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 2 Jun 1817, Calvary, Marion, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Leo Hayden's family Bible lists both the date given here and, on a looseleaf sheet, 2 Aug 1817.

    William married Mary Beatrice Freymuth on 20 Jan 1846 in St. Peter, Missouri. Mary was born on 13 Mar 1823 in Prussia; died on 17 Jan 1872; was buried in St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul, Missouri. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. James Rapier Hayden was born on 8 Jun 1849 in St. Paul, St. Charles, Missouri; died on 24 Mar 1934 in St. Paul, St. Charles, Missouri; was buried in St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul, Missouri.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Basil Hayden was born on 7 Aug 1774 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of Basil Hayden and Henrietta Cole); died on 20 Jul 1833 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Mary Cemetery, Calvary, Marion, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 21 Jul 1833

    Notes:

    He owned the first mill on the Rolling Fork. It was there, during the cholera epidemic of 1833, that he was struck down by the disease and died intestate.

    Basil married Mary Rapier on 15 Jul 1795 in Washington County, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Richard James Rapier and Margaret Thompson) was born on 21 Jul 1777 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 30 Jan 1838 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Mary Cemetery, Calvary, Marion, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary RapierMary Rapier was born on 21 Jul 1777 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of Richard James Rapier and Margaret Thompson); died on 30 Jan 1838 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Mary Cemetery, Calvary, Marion, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 20 Jul 1774
    • Alternate birth: 24 Jul 1774

    Children:
    1. Eleanor Hayden was born on 15 Jun 1796 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky.
    2. Ann "Nancy" Hayden was born on 21 Sep 1797 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 2 Aug 1865 in Kentucky; was buried in St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    3. Margaret Hayden was born on 27 Sep 1799; died on 27 Sep 1799.
    4. Margaret Hayden was born on 8 Oct 1801 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    5. James Rapier Hayden was born on 22 May 1802 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    6. Leo Charles Hayden was born on 20 Jan 1807 in Washington County, Kentucky; died on 23 Oct 1884; was buried in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Lincoln, Kentucky.
    7. Dr. Joseph Thompson Hayden was born on 4 Apr 1809 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky; died on 19 Jan 1869 in Loire, Wilson, Texas; was buried in St. Luke Catholic Cemetery, Loire, Wilson, Texas.
    8. Elizabeth Thompson Hayden was born on 20 Mar 1811 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky.
    9. Mary Jane Hayden was born on 22 Mar 1815 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky.
    10. 1. William Basil Hayden was born on 22 Aug 1817 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky; died on 16 Nov 1878 in St. Paul, St. Charles, Missouri; was buried in St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul, Missouri.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Basil HaydenBasil Hayden was born on 2 Jan 1744 in St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of George Hayden and Charity); died between 21 Jun 1804 and 6 Aug 1804; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 15 Jun 1804, Washington County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    After his father died when he was nine or ten, he was raised by his mother and her second husband, William Morgan.

    His birthdate is widely given as 2 Jan 1743/4, i.e. 2 Jan 1744, but a record of his father's probate from 7 Aug 1755 says he was 12 years old at that point, which would indicate he was born in 1743.

    On a "Catholic Pioneers" roadside historical marker placed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

    "Basil Hayden, Sr., led 25 Maryland Catholic families to settle near here, on Pottinger's Creek, 1785. Father Whelan said first Mass in Ky. here in 1787. First Catholic church west of Alleghenies built here in 1792. First monks, 1805, Trappist Fathers (Cistercians). Present church erected in 1823, under direction of famous Belgian missionary, Charles Nerinckx."

    The marker is on N. St. Francis Road (highway 527) just south of Holy Cross Road (highway 457), next to Holy Cross Cemetery, about five miles west-northwest of the Maker's Mark distillery in Loretto.

    It would probably surprise many people in, oh, say, Santa Fe, New Mexico, whose first Catholic church was built in 1626, to hear that the "first Catholic church west of Alleghenies" was built in 1792. The assumption being, of course, that the real history of the United States is that of white English-speakers gradually moving east to west. This is the very definition of how marginalization works.

    Will of Basil Hayden:

    In the name of God, amen. I, Basil Hayden, of the County of Washington and State of Kentucky, being sick and expecting short to die, but of sound memory and understanding, do constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament. My soul I resign to my Creator who gave it me, and my body I desire to be buried in the place assigned for that purpose, at the chapel adjoining my plantation, and to my worldly goods, after all my just debts are paid, I will and bequest in manner and form following, to wit:

    I will and bequeath unto my eldest son, Stanislaus Hayden, two Negroes, namely Clare and George, which he has now in his possession to belong to him and his heirs forever, also twenty pounds in trade to satisfy him for his demand he claims of me for labor and to make up his losses in moving. I give and bequeath unto my wife, Henrietta Hayden, my land and premises, for and during her natural life, reserving therein a home and good maintenance for my two daughters, Ann and Teresa, and my son, Edward, for and during their single lives. It is also my will and desire that my two daughters and last-mentioned son have a home and maintenance in said land during the single lives after their mother's death, and then the land to be sold with reserve and the profits equally divided amongst my heirs. I also give my wife, Henrietta, for and during her natural life, the following Negroes, namely Jack, James and his wife Hannah, a woman, Nell, Easter and her son Matthew and Poll, one bed and furniture and the [illegible], also a bay mare named Madam, the mare to dispose of as she may think proper, but the Negroes and land and the profits thereof to be equally divided amongst my heirs at her death, except the reserve before made. I give and bequeath unto my son, Robert Hayden, a Negro woman named Mary and a boy named Samuel, which Negroes he has now in his possession, to be his and his heirs forever. I give unto my son Basil Hayden the Negroes he now has in his possession, namely, Sarah and Luke, to him and his heirs forever. I give unto my daughter, Ann Hayden, two Negroes named Bill and Isaac, to belong to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten, if any, if not, at her death to be equally divided amongst my heirs. I give unto my daughter Teresa Hayden two negroes named Harry and Charles, to belong to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten, if any, if not, at her death to be equally divided amongst my heirs. I give and bequeath unto my wife's son, William Hayden, one negro boy named Nace, and one bed and furniture and it is my will that he shall come in for half share only of all the distributions which shall hereafter be made of my estate except the land, which he is to have no part of. I give unto my son, Lewis Hayden, two negroes named Joseph and Susan and also the yellow sorrel mare and young colt. I give unto my son, Edward, two Negroes named Clement and Clare, daughter of Nell. It is also my will and desire in case any of the Negroes, willed to Ann, Teresa, Lewis or Edward, should die before the death of my wife that their loss or losses shall be made good together out of the Negroes willed to my wife funding her life before distribution of those Negroes shall be made amongst my heirs. I leave one Negro boy, Jeremiah, to be sold it if be necessary to pay my debts, but if it can be done without, not to sell him. I given unto the Rev. Mr. Badin and those he may thing proper to make his heir a boy named Gerrard, also my right and title in and unto two hundred acres of land he now lives on. It is my will that the Negroes willed to Lewis be hired and the profits reserved for him until he comes of age and by his working on the plantation it is my will for him to stay with his mother after this year until he is twenty-one years old, but if he will not work I wish him to have some more schooling and bound to some decent and profitable trade. The profits of the other Negroes willed to Ann, Teresa and Edward, I wish their mother to make use of in clothing and maintaining them decently during her life. I leave my son Basil Hayden, Executor, to this my last will and testament and all the residue of my estate not legaced in this will to be dealt with according to the directions of the law. In testimony of this my last will and testament I do hereon set my hand and affix my seal the 15th day of June In the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and four.

    Basil Hayden

    We the subscribers do certify that the above-named Basil Hayden, having his proper memory and understanding, in our presence signed his name and acknowledged the foregoing will to be his free act and deed. Given under our hands the date of above written. John Lancaster, Charles Hayden, George Hayden.

    June the 21st 1804

    In addition to the legacies willed to my two daughters, Ann and Teresa, and my two sons, Lewis and Edward, I give and bequeath unto them ten pounds cash and a bed and furniture each, to make them up even with those children I have assisted when they married and left me. It is also my will that the provisions now made for the family support, together with the crop now on hand be not counted in the estate, but to be applied to the support of my wife and the family. I also give and bequeath my saddle and greatcoat to my son Lewis. Witness my hand and seal the date above.

    Basil Hayden

    Signed and acknowledged in the presence of us:

    John Lancaster, Bennet Cissell

    At a county court held for Washington County the 6th day of August 1804

    This will was proved by the oath of John Lancaster and Hayden subscribing witnesses thereto and with the codicil thereto amended which was also proved by the oath of John Lancaster and Bennett Cissell, subscribing witnesses thereto, was ordered to be recorded.

    Teste. John Reed CWC

    Basil married Henrietta Cole before 1771 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Henrietta (daughter of Robert Cole and Ann Greenwell) was born on 2 Jul 1754 in St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland; died on 6 Dec 1837 in Marion County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Henrietta Cole was born on 2 Jul 1754 in St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland (daughter of Robert Cole and Ann Greenwell); died on 6 Dec 1837 in Marion County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    See the notes for her son William Leo Hayden for the story of William Leo's birth and of Henrietta Cole's complicated relationship with Charles Ewing.

    From Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories: Copied from Original and Recorded Wills and Inventories by Junie Estelle Stewart King (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2010):

    HAYDEN, HENRIETTA. "To worshipful Court of Washington County, I, Henrietta Hayden of said county do hereby declare that I 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. As witness my hand and seal this 9 day of February, 1805. Wit: William Hayden, Lewis Hayden." Recorded April Court, 1805.

    Children:
    1. Stanislaus Hayden was born on 7 Feb 1772 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 5 Dec 1839 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.
    2. Robert Hayden was born on 20 Feb 1773 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died between 20 Aug 1806 and 3 Nov 1806.
    3. 2. Basil Hayden was born on 7 Aug 1774 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 20 Jul 1833 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Mary Cemetery, Calvary, Marion, Kentucky.
    4. Ann Hayden was born on 13 Nov 1776 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died after 1860.
    5. John Baptist Hayden was born on 6 Apr 1779 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died in 1785 in En route to Kentucky.
    6. Joseph Hayden was born in Sep 1781 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died in 1785 in En route to Kentucky.
    7. Eleanor Hayden was born in Mar 1782 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 25 Feb 1803 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.
    8. Teresa Hayden was born in Dec 1782 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died in 1785 in En route to Kentucky.
    9. John Hayden was born on 16 Feb 1784 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died in 1785 in En route to Kentucky.
    10. Teresa Hayden was born on 30 Mar 1788 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died after 1850.
    11. Hillery Hayden was born in 1792 in Washington County, Kentucky; died in 1792 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    12. Louis Hayden was born on 21 Jul 1792; died after 21 Jul 1792.
    13. Edward Hayden was born on 7 Nov 1795 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    14. Lewis Hayden was born on 20 Aug 1796 in Washington County, Kentucky; died in 1849 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.
    15. Alexander Hayden was born on 5 Mar 1798 in Washington County, Kentucky; died in 1804.

  3. 6.  Richard James Rapier was born about 1744 in Maynard's Comfort, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 12 Dec 1817 in Mansion House, near Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Served a five-year term with the Maryland Revolutionary War Militia during the American Revolutionary War, reaching the rank of Captain. He fought in the Battle of Long Island. His brother William also served with the MRWM.

    Richard married Margaret Thompson about 1772. Margaret (daughter of Thomas Thompson and Mary Cole) was born about 1748 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 30 Jan 1830. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Margaret Thompson was born about 1748 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of Thomas Thompson and Mary Cole); died on 30 Jan 1830.
    Children:
    1. William Rapier was born on 2 Aug 1775 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 1 May 1864 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; was buried in St. Thomas, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.
    2. 3. Mary Rapier was born on 21 Jul 1777 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 30 Jan 1838 in Calvary, Marion, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Mary Cemetery, Calvary, Marion, Kentucky.
    3. Charles Rapier was born on 10 Aug 1785 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 26 Jul 1858 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; was buried in St. Thomas, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  George Hayden (son of William Haydon and Elizabeth); died between 9 May 1754 and 5 Jun 1754 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    George married Charity. Charity died in 1791. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Charity died in 1791.

    Notes:

    Sometimes asserted to have been Charity Shircliffe.

    Children:
    1. William Hayden was born about 1742; died on 10 Apr 1794 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    2. 4. Basil Hayden was born on 2 Jan 1744 in St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died between 21 Jun 1804 and 6 Aug 1804; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.

  3. 10.  Robert Cole was born about 1710 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of Robert Cole and Elizabeth Tant); died before 2 Dec 1771 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1719, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Notes:

    Abstract of the will of Robert Cole, from Linda Reno's stmarysfamilies.com:

    Robert Cole, SMC 11/26/1771-12/2/1771. Wife: Sarah, alias Elizabeth. Children: Eleanor, Elizabeth, Mary. If any of these 3 die before marriage or not arrive at age, estate may go to survivors of these 4: Eleanor, Elizabeth, Mary, Henrietta Hayden. Son-in-law: Robert Mattingly. Granddaughter: Elizabeth Mattingly. Heirs of daughters: Jane Mattingly and Margaret Melton, both deceased. Execs: Sons-in-law, Robert Mattingly, Richard Melton, Basil Hayden. Wit: James Roach, Clement Hayden, William Hayden.

    From Mary Louise Donnelly, John Medley (1615-1660):

    "An inventory of Robert Cole's estate was made on 8/14/1772 with a value of nearly 445 pounds of sterling. He owned seven slaves and the usual items found on a plantation of that period, and some special items such as a desk, a seal skin trunk and a pair of spectacles and case. When the final account of Robert Cole's estate was made on 11/22/1773 his heirs received nearly 513 pounds of sterling (Acc't 69:205)."

    Robert married Ann Greenwell before 1743. Ann (daughter of Thomas Greenwell and Mary Medley) was born about 1730 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Ann Greenwell was born about 1730 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of Thomas Greenwell and Mary Medley).

    Notes:

    She was definitely alive in 1750, and very probably the mother of Henrietta Cole who was born in 1754.

    Children:
    1. Jane Cole was born in in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died before 1769.
    2. 5. Henrietta Cole was born on 2 Jul 1754 in St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland; died on 6 Dec 1837 in Marion County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.

  5. 14.  Thomas Thompson was born about 1707 in St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of George Thompson and Rebecca Medley); died before 27 Aug 1779 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Thomas married Mary Cole between 1734 and 1738. Mary (daughter of Robert Cole and Elizabeth Tant) was born between 1715 and 1720 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died before 1776 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Mary Cole was born between 1715 and 1720 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of Robert Cole and Elizabeth Tant); died before 1776 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Thompson
    2. 7. Margaret Thompson was born about 1748 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 30 Jan 1830.