Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Mary Pauline Hayden

Female 1899 - 1974  (75 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Pauline Hayden was born 1 May 1899, Kentucky (daughter of James Urban Hayden and Mary Etta Jane Newton); died 10 Sep 1974, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Mary married James Wathen Head. James was born 1898, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Etta Head was born Abt 1919, Kentucky.
    2. James Wathen Head, Jr. was born Abt 1920, Kentucky.
    3. Hayden Head was born Abt 1924, Kentucky.
    4. Virginia Head was born Abt 1926, Kentucky.
    5. Jean Noa Head was born Abt 1930, Kentucky.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Urban Hayden was born 3 Feb 1856, Daviess County, Kentucky (son of Urban Hayden and Rosella Coomes); died 17 Apr 1933, Rome, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Despite the handwritten caption on the photo of him as a young man, which says he died 3 Mar 1933, in fact his gravestone and all the other records say he died 17 Apr 1933.

    His mother Rosella Combs died when he was less than two years old; he was raised by his stepmother, Martha Ann Higdon.

    He married (as his second marriage) Mary Etta Newton, a daughter of Henry Isaac Newton and Margaret Matilda Lewis. His sister Mary Drucilla Hayden married James S. Hayden, her second cousin once removed, and their son Clarence married Mary Etta Newton's sister Sarah Frances Newton. And his son (by his first marriage, to Lou Belle Wayne) Frances Urban Hayden married Mary Lela Newton, daughter of Joseph Sylvester Newton and granddaughter of Henry Isaac Newton and Margaret Matilda Lewis. In other words, James Urban Hayden was the single individual most central to the great entanglement between the Hayden and the Newton clans.

    From the Owensboro Messenger, 18 April 1933:

    James U. Hayden, 77 years old, died at his home on the Wayne Bridge road at 4 o'clock Monday morning of complications of diseases. Surviving are his widow, four sons, Frank U., Jas. U., Jr., and Noel Hayden all of Rome and Leslie Hayden of Calhoun, and six daughters, Mrs. Jas. T. O'Bryan, Mrs. Geo. Schwartz, of Stanley, Mrs. Pat Ballard of Stanley, Mrs. Joe Ballard, Mrs. Wathen Head and Miss Wilma Hayden of Rome; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Higgins, of Owensboro; one brother, Jerome Hayden of Evansville, and thirty-nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. Raphael's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning with burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Active - Edward and Urban O'Bryan, Bernard and Herman Hayden, Dennis Ballard and Jimmy Sims; Honorary - Thos. Hayden, Frank Shively, J.P. O'Bryan, Joe Sims, Virgil Hayden and Hurm Hayden.

    James married Mary Etta Jane Newton 9 Jan 1894, St. Raphael's Catholic Church, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Henry Isaac Newton and Margaret Matilda Lewis) was born 18 Apr 1870; died 7 Aug 1950, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary Etta Jane Newton was born 18 Apr 1870 (daughter of Henry Isaac Newton and Margaret Matilda Lewis); died 7 Aug 1950, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 19 Apr 1870, Breckinridge County, Kentucky

    Children:
    1. Lue Belle Hayden was born 16 Nov 1894, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 19 Mar 1922, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    2. Beatrice Hayden was born 8 Jan 1896, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 29 Jul 1979, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    3. Ellen Theresa Hayden was born 7 Jul 1897, Kentucky; died 6 Aug 1969.
    4. 1. Mary Pauline Hayden was born 1 May 1899, Kentucky; died 10 Sep 1974, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    5. James Urban Hayden, Jr. was born 5 Sep 1902, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 26 Jun 1972, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    6. Charles Leslie Hayden was born 21 Apr 1904, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 14 Nov 1953, Calhoun, McLean, Kentucky.
    7. Henry Noel Hayden was born 17 Jul 1906, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 1 Dec 1973, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    8. Margaret Wilma Hayden was born 7 Aug 1913, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 2 Dec 2001, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Urban Hayden was born 13 Apr 1819, Washington, Kentucky (son of William Leo "Little Willie" Hayden and Mary Hayden); died 19 Aug 1888, Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried , 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 14 Apr 1844, Daviess County, Kentucky. Rosella (daughter of Charles William Coomes and Frances "Fannie" Dobbins) was born 25 Jan 1825; died 26 Nov 1857, Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried 27 Nov 1857, St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 27 Jan 1825

    Notes:

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

    Children:
    1. Charles William Hayden was born 31 Dec 1845, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 17 Nov 1918, Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    2. Mary Drucilla Hayden was born 4 Apr 1847; died 25 Apr 1890, near West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    3. Rosella Anna "Rosie" Hayden was born 20 Nov 1848, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 1 May 1873, Kentucky; was buried , St. John Baptist, Rineyville, Hardin, Kentucky.
    4. Lee Madison Hayden was born 5 Jun 1850, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 30 Sep 1928, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    5. Matilda Francis 'Fannie' Hayden was born 17 Apr 1853, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 12 Mar 1936, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    6. Jerome Hayden was born Abt 21 Oct 1854, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    7. 2. James Urban Hayden was born 3 Feb 1856, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 17 Apr 1933, Rome, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    8. Leander Hayden was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  Henry Isaac NewtonHenry Isaac Newton was born 31 Oct 1836, Bullitt County, Kentucky (son of Benedict Newton and Eliza Jane Cheshire); died 14 Jan 1893, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried 15 Jan 1893, St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 15 Jan 1836
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1837

    Notes:

    Soldier, US Civil War, Union. 12th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry.

    According to Descendants of Henry Isaac Newton, in 1862 Newton enlisted "in the Union Army of the Cumberland, 12th Kentucky Cavalry. A corporal by the time the war ends, Newton would be captured in Sweetwater TN during Burnside's abortive campaign to push south and spend nearly a year in Confederate prison."

    From the National Park Service:

    UNION KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

    OVERVIEW: Organized at Caseyville and Owensboro, Ky., November 17, 1862. Attached to District of West Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1863. Independent Cavalry Brigade, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Dept. Ohio, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, May, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, to June, 1864. Detached Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1864. Dismounted Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, September, 1864. District of Louisville, Ky., to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District East Tennessee, to July, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, District East Tennessee, to August, 1865.

    SERVICE: Action at Owensboro, Ky., September 18, 1862. Sutherland Farm September 19. Action at Calhoun, Ky., November 25, 1862. Operations against Morgan's Raid into Kentucky December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Bear Wallow, Ky., December 23, 1862. Near Glasgow December 24. Bear Wallow and near Munfordsville December 25. Bacon Creek near Munfordsville December 26. Johnson's Ferry, Hamilton's Ford, Rolling Fork, December 29. Boston, Ky., December 29. Duty in District of Western Kentucky till April, 1863. Creelsborough April 19. Expedition to Monticello and operations in Southeastern Kentucky April 26-May 12. Narrows, Horse Shoe Bottom, April 28-29. Horse Shoe Bend, Greasy Creek, May 10. Pursuit of Morgan through Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio July 2-26. Marrowbone July 2. Buffington's Island, Ohio, July 19. Surrender of Morgan near Cheshire, Ohio, July 20. New Lisbon, Ohio, July 26. Ordered to Glasgow, Ky., August 4. Burnside's march into East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Operations about Cumberland Gap September 7-10. Carter's Station September 20-21. Jonesboro September 21. Watauga River Bridge September 21-22. Philadelphia October 20. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Little River November 14-15. Stock Creek November 15. Near Knoxville November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4. Clinch Mountain December 6. Rutledge December 7. Bean's Station December 9-17. Rutledge December 16. Blain's Cross Roads December 16-19. Bean's Station and Rutledge December 18. Bend of Chucky Road near Dandridge January 16-17. About Dandridge January 16-17. Dandridge January 17. About Dandridge January 26-28. Flat Creek and Muddy Creek January 26. Fair Garden January 27. Dandridge January 28. Moved to Lebanon, Ky., February 3-12. At Mt. Sterling till April. March from Nicholsville, Ky., to Dalton, Ga., April 29-May 11. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 11-September 8. Vernell Station May 11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Pine Log Creek May 18. Cassville May 19-22. Eutaw River May 20. About Dallas May 25-June 5. Burned Church May 26-27. Mt. Zion Church May 27-28. Allatoona May 30. Pine Mountain June 10. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 11-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. McAffee's Cross Roads June 20. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Cross Roads June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Lost Mountain July 1-2. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., September 14. Duty there at Lexington and Camp Nelson, Ky., till November. Rally Hill November 29. Burbridge's Saltsville Expedition December 10-29. Kingsport December 13. Bristol December 14. Near Glade Springs December 15. Marion and capture of Wytheville, Va., December 16. Mt. Airey December 17. Near Marion December 17-18. Capture and destruction of Salt works at Saltsville, Va., December 20-21. Operations against Sue Monday's guerrillas near Elizabethtown, Ky., and in Green River Counties January and February, 1865. Moved to Knoxville, Tenn., March 20 and join General Stoneman. Stoneman's Raid in Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 20-April 27. Boone, N. C., March 28. Statesville April 10-11. Shallow Ford and near Mocksville April 11. Grant's Creek and Salisbury April 12. Catawba River near Morgantown April 17. Howard's Gap, Blue Ridge Mountains, April 22. Near Hendersonville April 23. Asheville April 25. Return to East Tennessee and duty at Sweetwater till August. Mustered out August 23, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 204 Enlisted men by disease. Total 233.

    Owensboro Messenger, 15 Jan 1893:

    Henry R. [sic] Newton died yesterday at his home on the Wayne bridge road of pneumonia aged 57 years. The funeral will take place this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Raphael's Church.

    Henry married Margaret Matilda Lewis 15 Feb 1859, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Margaret (daughter of Joseph O. Lewis and Ann Nancy Hinton) was born 10 Apr 1841, Kentucky; died 22 Dec 1919, Rome, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried 23 Dec 1919, St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Margaret Matilda LewisMargaret Matilda Lewis was born 10 Apr 1841, Kentucky (daughter of Joseph O. Lewis and Ann Nancy Hinton); died 22 Dec 1919, Rome, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried 23 Dec 1919, St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Apr 1839, Kentucky
    • Alternate birth: 10 Apr 1840, Breckinridge County, Kentucky
    • Alternate birth: 1842, Kentucky
    • Alternate birth: 10 Apr 1842, Breckinridge County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Listed in the 1911 Owensboro city directory as "Newton, Margaret (wid. Henry), bds. 819 Mulberry."

    The 1910 US census lists her as a "farmer" and as an "employer".

    Her death date has often been given as 16 Dec 1919, or (as on her Find a Grave page) 23 Dec 1919, but the actual date given on her death certificate is simply Dec 1919. The doctor (Edward Barr) states that he has been attending her since 1 Feb 1919 and that 16 Dec 1919 is the last date on which he saw her alive. His signature on the death certificate is dated 22 Dec 1919. Furthermore, the Owensboro Messenger for Tuesday, 23 Dec 1919, says she died "Monday morning", which would indicate the previous day, 22 Dec 1919, the same day her death certificate was signed. The death certificate also states, in agreement with the next day's story in the Messenger, that she is to be buried the next day, 23 Dec, at St. Raphael's.

    Owensboro Messenger, Tuesday morning, December 23, 1919:

    Mrs Margaret M. Newton, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed women of Daviess county, died Monday morning at 7 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Elder, in the St. Raphael neighborhood, after an illness lasting for several months.

    Mrs. Newton was born in Breckenridge County seventy-nine years ago, and her husband died in this county twenty-seven years ago.

    The deceased is survived by four daughters, Mrs. James U. Hayden, Mrs. Walter Elder, of the county, and Mrs. Clarence Hayden and Mrs. J. M. O'Bryan, of Owensboro; also three sons, J. S. and L. V. Newton of Daviess county, and S. T. Newton of Jefferson county. The deceased is also survived by fifty-six grandchildren and forty-eight great grandchildren.

    The funeral will take place from St. Raphael's Catholic church this morning at 9 o'clock with service by Rev. Father Higgins, with interment in the church cemetery.

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Ellen Newton was born 16 Oct 1860, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died 8 Jul 1902, Parma, New Madrid, Missouri.
    2. Joseph Sylvester Newton was born 12 Jan 1862, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died 20 Aug 1939, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried , Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
    3. Virgil Leo Newton was born 28 Feb 1866, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died 19 Jan 1937, Breckinridge County, Kentucky.
    4. Anna Justine Newton was born Mar 1868, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died 7 Feb 1936, Stanley, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried 10 Feb 1936, St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    5. 3. Mary Etta Jane Newton was born 18 Apr 1870; died 7 Aug 1950, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    6. Hilary Franklin "Frank" Newton was born 17 Jul 1872, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died 21 Jan 1919, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    7. Margaret Marcelline Newton was born 2 Dec 1874, McQuady, Breckinridge, Kentucky; died 26 Aug 1961, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    8. Lucy Jenny Rose Newton was born 5 Apr 1877, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died 4 Sep 1899, Rome, Daviess, Kentucky.
    9. Sarah Frances "Fannie" Newton was born 7 Oct 1879, Liberty Hall, Breckinridge, Kentucky; died 15 Nov 1970, Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan; was buried , Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland, Michigan.
    10. Frederick Thomas Newton was born 5 Mar 1882, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died 1 Dec 1980, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.


Generation: 4

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

    Notes:

    William Leo Hayden (1785-1866) was the natural son of Henrietta Hayden neƩ Cole, by Charles Ewing (b. 1744).

    When Henrietta confessed the liaison to her husband Basil Hayden (1744-1804), he publicly denounced her but they did not divorce; Henrietta and Basil later had several more children. William Leo was raised alongside Basil and Henrietta's legitimate children, although one of his nicknames (along with "Little Willie") was "Not Blood." Basil's will provided William Leo with half the amount he gave to each of his surviving legitimate children.

    After Basil's death, Henrietta married Charles Ewing. But in 1807 he separated from her and married Margaret (or Mary) Flint. In 1808 Henrietta successfully divorced him--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."

    More about Charles Ewing.

    Linda Reno's newspaper column from 2011 on this entire story (page 23). [Note that Basil Hayden didn't, in fact, create the "Old Grand-Dad" brand of bourbon whiskey; the brand was devised by his grandson Raymond B. Hayden. Allegedly the patriarch shown on the label is an image of Basil.]

    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", 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.

    Abstract of the will of William Leo Hayden, written 21 Dec 1866, probated 6 Jan 1868 (source: Donnelly, above):

    Granddaughter, Helen Marion Pike a bed and furniture (mentions Melissa Hayden her aunt, who has in her possession this bed and furniture) Son, Charles L Hayden, an equal share with other heirs in estate (mentions James Eubank, Alvin Hayden, Urban Hayden in relation to land and a road to be built)

    Mentions whichever of my children I may be be living with at the time of my demise, bed and furniture, wearing apparel, a large demijohn or glass bottle and other bottles and convenient articles unnecessary to mention.

    Ex: my son William C Hayden

    Signed: William Hayden

    Wit: James Hayden, Edwin C Hayden, James S 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 4 Jan 1813, Washington, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Charles Hayden and Eleanor "Molly" Elliott) was born 4 Jun 1794; died 14 Jul 1866, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mary Hayden was born 4 Jun 1794 (daughter of Charles Hayden and Eleanor "Molly" Elliott); died 14 Jul 1866, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Delphina Hayden was born 29 Oct 1813, Washington, Kentucky; died 1866, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    2. Helena M Hayden was born 5 Mar 1815, Washington, Kentucky.
    3. Martha Hayden was born 8 Feb 1817, Washington, Kentucky.
    4. J. Raymond Hayden was born 13 Apr 1819, Washington, Kentucky; died 1 Feb 1856.
    5. 4. Urban Hayden was born 13 Apr 1819, Washington, Kentucky; died 19 Aug 1888, Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried , Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    6. William C. Hayden was born 14 Mar 1821, Washington, Kentucky; died 18 Dec 1876, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    7. Marcellus Hayden was born 16 Jan 1823, Washington, Kentucky; died 1852, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    8. Louisa Ann Hayden was born 16 Jun 1825, Washington, Kentucky; died 16 Dec 1849, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    9. Mary Angela "May" Hayden was born 15 Jan 1829, Washington, Kentucky; died 9 Jul 1898, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    10. James Addison Hayden was born 7 Jul 1832, Washington, Kentucky; died 26 Mar 1850, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    11. Charles Leo Hayden was born 9 Oct 1834, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 11 Feb 1879, Daviess County, Kentucky.

  3. 10.  Charles William Coomes was born 20 Jan 1799, Nelson County, Kentucky (son of William John Coomes and Rachel Coomes); died 1849.

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


  4. 11.  Frances "Fannie" Dobbins was born 1798, Ireland.

    Notes:

    Or perhaps Dollin.

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

  5. 12.  Benedict Newton was born Between 1811 and 1815, Marion County, Kentucky (son of Archibald Newton and Sarah Wheatley); died Dec 1869, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1811, Marion County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Or Benjamin. Shown in the 1850 census as a farmer with about $350 worth of real estate.

    Benedict married Eliza Jane Cheshire 14 Dec 1834, Nelson County, Kentucky. Eliza (daughter of Jonathan Cheshire and Elizabeth Hollis) was born 1814, Bullitt County, Kentucky; died Bef 1865. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Eliza Jane Cheshire was born 1814, Bullitt County, Kentucky (daughter of Jonathan Cheshire and Elizabeth Hollis); died Bef 1865.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1813, Nelson County, Kentucky
    • Alternate death: 1880, Nelson County, Kentucky

    Children:
    1. Mary Isabel Newton was born Abt 1835, Kentucky.
    2. 6. Henry Isaac Newton was born 31 Oct 1836, Bullitt County, Kentucky; died 14 Jan 1893, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried 15 Jan 1893, St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    3. Benjamin I. Newton was born Abt 1841, Kentucky.
    4. Richard Newton was born Abt 1844, Kentucky.
    5. Silvester Newton was born Abt 1847, Kentucky.
    6. Sexton Newton was born Abt 1849, Bullitt County, Kentucky; died 12 Mar 1920, Arkansas.

  7. 14.  Joseph O. LewisJoseph O. Lewis was born Abt 1814, Breckinridge County, Kentucky (son of William R Lewis and (Unknown) Davis); died 27 Feb 1898, Cloverport, Breckinridge, Kentucky; was buried 28 Feb 1898, Old Saint Rose Cemetery, Cloverport, Breckinridge, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1816, Kentucky
    • Alternate death: 26 Jan 1898, Cloverport, Breckinridge, Kentucky

    Notes:

    From the Breckinridge (KY) News, February 2, 1898:

    Mr. Joseph Lewis, father of Henry J. Lewis of this city, is lying critically ill at the home of Mr. Sexton Newton on the pike. He is not expected to survive many more days, and is in his Eighty-fifth year.

    From the Breckinridge (KY) News, March 2, 1898:

    Mr. Joseph Lewis, father of Henry J. Lewis who resides in this city, died at the home of Sexton Newton Sunday morning at 6 o'clock. Mr. Lewis had possibly reached the four score mark. He had been in feeble health for some time and the end was expected. His remains were taken to Hardinsburg Monday and interred in the Catholic cemetery.

    [Both via Selma Sam Wiesenberg. Sexton Newton (1848-1920) was Henry Isaac Newton's brother.]

    Joseph married Ann Nancy Hinton 4 Jan 1834, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Ann (daughter of Vachel John Hinton and Mary Nancy Mattingly) was born 26 Dec 1810, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died Apr 1842, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; was buried , Old Saint Rose Cemetery, Cloverport, Breckinridge, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Ann Nancy Hinton was born 26 Dec 1810, Breckinridge County, Kentucky (daughter of Vachel John Hinton and Mary Nancy Mattingly); died Apr 1842, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; was buried , Old Saint Rose Cemetery, Cloverport, Breckinridge, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1845, Breckinridge County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    According to F. X. Flinn, she died in or immediately after childbirth, giving birth to Margaret Matilda.

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Ann Lewis was born 27 Dec 1837, Breckinridge County, Kentucky; died 2 Dec 1902, Hardin, Kentucky; was buried , St. John Baptist, Rineyville, Hardin, Kentucky.
    2. 7. Margaret Matilda Lewis was born 10 Apr 1841, Kentucky; died 22 Dec 1919, Rome, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried 23 Dec 1919, St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.