Nielsen Hayden genealogy

George Hayden

Male Bef 1776 - 1859  (> 83 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  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 — Nancy Doncaster. Nancy was born Bef 1794. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Austin Thomas Hayden was born 1814.
    2. Belva Ann Hayden was born 1818.
    3. Joseph Abner Hayden was born 1819.
    4. Celeste Hayden was born 1820.
    5. John Thomas Hayden was born 1822; died 31 Dec 1901, Penick, Marion, Kentucky.
    6. Charles Fountain Hayden was born 9 Sep 1823; died Aft 1880.
    7. Mary Jane Hayden was born Abt 1826.
    8. Diellen Hayden was born 1829; died 1900.
    9. Nancy Hayden was born 1832.
    10. Benjamin Hayden was born 2 Aug 1834, Washington, Kentucky; died 11 Jun 1913.

    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]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Hayden was born 1798, Kentucky.
    2. 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, Kentucky; died 7 May 1880, Daviess, Kentucky.
    4. George Samuel Hayden was born 15 Nov 1810, New Hope, Nelson, Kentucky; died 4 May 1876, Daviess, Kentucky; was buried , Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Hayden was born 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of George Hayden and Charity); died 10 Apr 1794, Washington, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Note attached by "stashyc" to William Hayden in her public Ancestry.com tree:

    Basil Hayden Sr. and his brother William Hayden, sons of George Hayden (d. 1754) were living in Kentucky at the time of their mother Charity's death. Neither were mentioned in Charity's will of 1791. Elizabeth Hayden (d. 1761), the boys' grandmother, left [land to] just the two oldest children of her deceased son George [...]

    "Item I bequeath to my two grandsons William Hayden & Basil Hayden sons to George all that part or parcell of Land whereon William Morgan now lives known by the name of Shankes Resque containing 102 acres more or less to be divided Equally between my two grandsons as above mentioned". According to the Rent Rolls (43:105) Basil sold his share to his brother William on 9/17/1767.

    Accompanied his brother Basil to Kentucky in 1785.

    Deed recorded 3/31/1789 (Deed 2:59-60) in Nelson County, Virginia (became the state of Kentucky in 1792) records William Hayden['s] purchase of 400 acres of land "...beginning in James Cloyds line..." (on Pottinger's Creek).

    William Hayden's will was proved null and void in the case "Hayden Heirs vs Hayden Executors" files 1794. The names of all of William Hayden's heirs were given in the court case (A:191-192) in Washington County, on 2/22/1796. When the heirs sold William Hayden's land, Bennett Hayden was not named as he had given whatever was to come to him from his father's estate "to my sister Mary Hayden" - dated 4/10/1794 (Deed A:178 Washington Co., KY).

    Died:
    year only.

    William married Elizabeth Thompson 1764, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Thompson and Mary Cole) was born 1740, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1784, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Thompson was born 1740, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of Thomas Thompson and Mary Cole); died 1784, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1746, St. Mary's County, Maryland
    • Alternate death: 1785, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Children:
    1. Grace Hayden died 8 Aug 1760, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    2. Ann Hayden was born 1764, Fauquier, Virginia; died 1794.
    3. Charles Hayden was born Abt 1766, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 26 Oct 1813, Washington, Kentucky.
    4. Benedict "Bennett" Hayden was born 1768, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 3 Jul 1794, Washington, Kentucky.
    5. Henry Hayden was born 1770, St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1828, Washington, Kentucky.
    6. Wilford Hayden was born 25 Mar 1772, St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 10 Jul 1827, Springfield, Washington, Kentucky; was buried , St. Rose Cemetery, Springfield, Washington, Kentucky.
    7. Mary Molly Hayden was born 1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1830, Kentucky.
    8. Thomas Hayden was born 1775; died 1840; was buried , St. Jerome Cemetery, Fancy Farm, Graves, Kentucky.
    9. 1. George Hayden was born Bef 1776, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1859, Springfield, Washington, Kentucky.
    10. Elizabeth Hayden was born 1781, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1794, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  George Hayden was born Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of William Hayden and Elizabeth); died Abt 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland
    • Alternate death: 9 May 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    George married Charity Bef 1742, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Charity was born Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Aft 15 Sep 1791, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Charity was born Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Aft 15 Sep 1791, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    Children:
    1. 2. William Hayden was born 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 10 Apr 1794, Washington, Kentucky.
    2. Basil Hayden was born 2 Jan 1744, St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 15 Jun 1804, Washington, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  Thomas Thompson was born Abt 1707, St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of George Thompson and Rebecca Medley); died Bef 27 Aug 1779, 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, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 1776, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary Cole was born Between 1715 and 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of Robert Cole and Elizabeth Tant); died Bef 1776, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Thompson was born 1740, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 1784, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    2. Margaret Thompson was born 1744, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died 30 Jan 1830, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Hayden was born 15 Jun 1674, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of Francis Heydon and Thomasine Butler); died Bef 6 Mar 1733, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1675, St. Mary's County, Maryland
    • Alternate death: Bef 6 Mar 1734, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Notes:

    If his father Francis didn't arrive in Maryland until 1678, as stated by Dr. Lois Green Carr, then something is wrong with either the birthdates or the birthplaces we have for his older children, William Hayden included.

    Abstract of William Hayden's will:

    Hayden, William, Sr., planter, St. Mary's Co., 14th July, 1732; 6th Mch., 1733-4.
    To son Charles and hrs., plantation where he now lives.
    To William and hrs., plantation where he now lives.
    To dau. Grace Herbert and hrs., plantation where she now lives.
    To dau. Thomasen Cissell and hrs., residue of "Finehly."
    To wife Elizabeth, extx., residue of estate during widowhood, to dispose of same as she thinks best; should she marry land to be divided among 8 child., viz.: Francis, Susauna, James, George, John, Clement, Richard and Elizabeth or the survivors of them and their hrs.; should wife marry sons to be of age at 18, daus. at 16, or day of marriage.
    Test: Peter Garratt, Michael Quiset, James Thompson. 20. 902.

    William married Elizabeth Abt 1708, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Elizabeth died Between 30 Oct 1760 and 4 Mar 1761, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth died Between 30 Oct 1760 and 4 Mar 1761, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 4 Mar 1761, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Notes:

    Second or third wife of William Hayden; her maiden name has been variously given as Thompson, Thomas, and Roach. Abstract of her will:

    Will of Elizabeth Hayden, SMC 10/30/1760-3/4/1761. To: Heirs of son Francis, 1 shilling sterling. Children: James, John, Richard, and Susanna Drury, same. Grandson: William Drury, cattle. Son: Clement, land where Sebastian Thompson now lives, it being pt. of "Roache's Discovery with Addition", 100 ac. on the condition that he will pay to grandson, George Hayden 4700 lbs. tobacco and likewise 3000 lbs. tobacco to grandson, James Hayden, brother to sd. George Hayden, being sons of Francis Hayden. Grandsons: William and Basil Hayden, sons to George Hayden, at that pt. of land whereon William Morgan now lives, known by the name of "Shank's Risque", 102 ac. to be equally divided between them. To: Joseph Clarke, son of James Clarke, all that land where Richard Hayden formerly lived, it being pt. of "Roache's Discovery with Addition" and "Hayden's Risque", 62 ac. provided Joseph Clarke will pay to son Clement Hayden, 662 1/2 lbs. tobacco. Son: Clement, remainder of estate. Exec: Son, Clement Hayden. Wit: Robert Cole, William Morgan, Stephen Davis.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Linda Reno.

    Children:
    1. 4. George Hayden was born Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Abt 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

  3. 12.  George Thompson was born Abt 1686, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of Robert Thompson and Mary); died 6 Feb 1750, Rocky Point, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Notes:

    Evidence that George Thompson was preceded by two Robert Thompsons, not just one as most genealogies show, can be found here at the Thompson DNA Project.

    "[Robert Thompson's] son George Thompson did not marry Anne Clarke--I thought we'd put that one to bed a long time ago. He m. first, Rebecca Medley and second, Grace Greenwell." [Linda Reno, MDSTMARY-L, 13 Jan 2003.]

    George married Rebecca Medley Bef 1706, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Rebecca (daughter of William Medley and Ann Reynolds) was born Abt 1682, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Abt 1743, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Rebecca Medley was born Abt 1682, St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of William Medley and Ann Reynolds); died Abt 1743, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Thompson was born Abt 1707, St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 27 Aug 1779, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

  5. 14.  Robert Cole was born Abt 1686, St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of Edward Cole and Honora); died Bef Apr 1720, St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Robert married Elizabeth Tant Bef 1704, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Elizabeth (daughter of John Tant and Margaret Bloomfield) was born Abt 1688, St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Aft 1724, St. Mary's County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  6. 15.  Elizabeth Tant was born Abt 1688, St. Clement's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of John Tant and Margaret Bloomfield); died Aft 1724, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1689, St. Mary's County, Maryland
    • Alternate death: Aft 1725, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Children:
    1. Robert Cole was born Abt 1710, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 2 Dec 1771, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
    2. 7. Mary Cole was born Between 1715 and 1720, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 1776, St. Mary's County, Maryland.