Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Richard Ivo Hayden

Male 1873 - 1939  (65 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Richard Ivo Hayden was born 8 Sep 1873, Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky (son of James S. Hayden and Mary Drucilla Hayden); died 15 Mar 1939, Virginia; was buried 17 Mar 1939, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Alexandria, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Served (as a clerk) in the US Cavalry, 27 May 1895 to 26 May 1898. Discharged at Fort Du Chesne, Utah.

    In 1910, was a US government clerk at Liguan Military Reservation, Philippines. In 1920, was a clerk in the War Department, Washington, DC. We don't have the full date range of either posting.

    Buried at Arlington, Section 17, Site 23458.

    Richard married Patricia Jane "Patsy" Embry Abt 1901. Patricia was born Abt 1881, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Jane R. Hayden was born 3 Oct 1906, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky.
    2. Allie B. Hayden was born 25 Dec 1908, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri; died 4 Oct 1964, Arlington, Alexandria, Virginia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James S. HaydenJames S. Hayden was born 23 Aug 1836, Nelson County, Kentucky (son of Joseph Hayden and Catherine Clayton); died 4 Nov 1908, Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried 5 Nov 1908, 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 the National Park Service database:

    4th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry

    OVERVIEW: 4th Infantry Regiment was organized at Bowling Green, Kentucky, in September, 1861, and became part of the Orphan Brigade or Louisville Legion. Its members were recruited in the counties of Barren, Henderson, Union, Owen, Scott, Green, Jefferson, Taylor, Franklin, Estill, Nicholas, Davies, and Trigg. This unit had 213 men disabled at Shiloh, then was active at Baton Rouge and Jackson. Later it was assigned to Hanson's, Helm's, and J.H. Lewis' Brigade, Army of Tennessee. The 4th took an active part in the Battles of Murfreesboro and Chickamauga and saw action in the Atlanta Campaign. During the fall of 1864 it was mounted, aided in the defense of Savannah, and ended the war in North Carolina. It reported 12 killed, 49 wounded, and 8 missing at Murfreesboro, lost twenty-one percent of the 275 engaged at Chickamauga, and totalled 335 men and 251 arms in December, 1863. Few surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Joseph P. Nuckols, Jr. and Robert P. Trabue; Lieutenant Colonels John A. Adair, Andrew R. Hynes, and Thomas W. Thompson; and Majors Joseph H. Millett, Thomas B. Munroe, Jr., and John B. Rogers.


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


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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1847, Kentucky
    • Alternate death: 25 Apr 1890, Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky

    Notes:

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

    Children:
    1. Charles Hayden
    2. Clarence Eugene "E. C." Hayden was born Dec 1872, Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky; died 8 Feb 1908, Rome, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried Feb 1908, St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    3. 1. Richard Ivo Hayden was born 8 Sep 1873, Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky; died 15 Mar 1939, Virginia; was buried 17 Mar 1939, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Alexandria, Virginia.
    4. Teresa McQuina Hayden was born 29 Aug 1875, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 13 Jul 1940, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    5. James Robert Hayden was born 11 Aug 1877, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 23 Jun 1919, Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried , St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    6. Jerome Claude Hayden was born Jul 1879, Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky; died 1 Jul 1915, District of Columbia.
    7. Mary A Hayden was born Abt 1881, Curdsville, Daviess, Kentucky; died Aft Nov 1908.
    8. William Urban Hayden was born Aug 1883, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 9 Sep 1915, Cavite, Philippines; was buried , St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    9. Crawford Joseph Hayden was born 30 Mar 1888, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky; died 10 Nov 1959, Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph HaydenJoseph Hayden was born Abt 1800, Washington, Kentucky (son of George Hayden and Mary Polly Elliott); died Bef 1883, Kentucky; was buried , 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 26 Aug 1823, Nelson County, Kentucky. Catherine (daughter of Joseph Clayton and Eleanor) was born Bef 1803, Nelson County, Kentucky; died Abt 1840, Nelson County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Catherine ClaytonCatherine Clayton was born Bef 1803, Nelson County, Kentucky (daughter of Joseph Clayton and Eleanor); died Abt 1840, Nelson County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Joseph Hayden
    2. Robert Hayden
    3. Mary Ellen Hayden was born 1824, Nelson County, Kentucky; died 1898, Nelson County, Kentucky; was buried , St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.
    4. Elbert Hayden was born Abt 1825, Nelson County, Kentucky.
    5. Mary Jane Hayden was born 1827, Nelson County, Kentucky; died 5 Dec 1899, Nelson County, Kentucky; was buried , St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.
    6. Elizabeth Hayden was born Abt 1830, Nelson County, Kentucky.
    7. 2. James S. Hayden was born 23 Aug 1836, Nelson County, Kentucky; died 4 Nov 1908, Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried 5 Nov 1908, St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    8. Urban Hayden was born Abt 1837, Nelson County, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  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]


  4. 7.  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. Leander Hayden was buried , St. Raphael's Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.
    2. 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.
    3. 3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Lee Madison Hayden was born 5 Jun 1850, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 30 Sep 1928, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    6. Matilda Francis 'Fannie' Hayden was born 17 Apr 1853, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 12 Mar 1936, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    7. Jerome Hayden was born Abt 21 Oct 1854, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    8. 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.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  George Hayden was born Bef 1776, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of William Hayden and Elizabeth Thompson); died 1859, 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 7 Jul 1796, Washington, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Matthew Elliott and Ann) was born Between 1769-1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 1818, Washington, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


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

  3. 10.  Joseph ClaytonJoseph Clayton was born Bef 1760, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Between 1813 and 1824, 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 Abt 1760; died Aft 1822. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Eleanor was born Abt 1760; died Aft 1822.

    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. Sarah Clayton was born Bef 1782.
    2. Mary "Polly" Clayton was born Abt 1788.
    3. John Clayton was born 1790, Nelson County, Kentucky; died 7 Nov 1859, Nelson County, Kentucky.
    4. William Clayton was born Abt 1794, Kentucky; died Bef 1835, Nelson County, Kentucky.
    5. Joseph Clayton was born Abt 1799, Kentucky.
    6. Charles C. Clayton was born 2 Feb 1802, Nelson County, Kentucky; died 16 Nov 1874, Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried 1874, St. Alphonsus Church, St. Joseph, Daviess, Kentucky.
    7. 5. Catherine Clayton was born Bef 1803, Nelson County, Kentucky; died Abt 1840, Nelson County, Kentucky.

  5. 12.  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 neé 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]


  6. 13.  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. 6. 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.

  7. 14.  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]


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

    Notes:

    Or perhaps Dollin.

    Children:
    1. 7. 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.