Nielsen Hayden genealogy

William C. Hayden

Male 1853 - 1935  (81 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William C. Hayden was born 15 Apr 1853, Kentucky (son of George Samuel Hayden and Mary Teresa Burch); died 6 Mar 1935, Daviess County, Kentucky.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  George Samuel Hayden was born 15 Nov 1810, New Hope, Nelson, Kentucky (son of George Hayden and Mary Polly Elliott); died 4 May 1876, Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried , Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    George S. Hayden (deceased), one of the pioneers of Daviess County, Ky., was born near New Hope, Nelson Co., Ky., Nov. 15, 1810, a son of George and Mary Elliot Hayden, natives of Maryland who came to Washington County, Ky., at an early day. They had a large family and George S. was the youngest. George S. was reared on a farm in Nelson County and was married there to Miss Delphenia Elder, May 4, 1833. She was a daughter of Dr. Guy and Mary (Birch) Elder. The summer following his marriage he came to Daviess County, settling on his farm in Upper Town Precinct. His wife died here in October 1839. They had three children, James D., born May 3, 1834, died June 2, 1837; Lucy A., born Aug. 11, 1836, is the wife of Wilferd J. Hayden; Mary V., born Sept 9, 1838, wife of John H. Payne, both residing in Upper Town Precinct. June 2, 1810, Mr. Hayden married Miss M. Teresa Burch. She was born in Hardin County, Ky., March 17, 1822, a daughter of John H. and Mary A. (Greenwell) Burch. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Hayden settled on the old farm in Upper Town Precinct where his wife still resides and where he died May 4, 1876. They had a family of thirteen children - Virginia A., born March 11, 1841, married Wm. H. Monarch; Robert H., born Dec. 20, 1842, died Sept. 16 1878; Margaret E., born Feb. 14, 1845, married John W. Hagan who died Oct. 26, 1882; J. Artelia, born Feb. 11, 1847; George S. Jr., born Jan. 25, 1849, died Dec. 31, 1852; Nannie T., born March 11, 1850, married S. W. Osborne; C. W., born April 15, 1853, resides on the old homestead with his mother engaged in farming; Eva E., born May 16, 1856, married William W. Blandford, Jan. 23 1883; Joshua B., born April 2, 1858, is employed in the "Famous" clothing house of St. Louis, Mo.; H. Walter, born March 22, 1860, is a farmer and stock dealer of Curdsville Precinct; Frank X., born May 5, 1862; George S. born April 8, 1865; and Teresa G., born Feb. 22, 1868. The last three reside at home with their mother. The family are all members of the Catholic church. Mr. Hayden was not only one of the pioneers of Daviess County, but was a good neighbor and a representative citizen, loved and respected by all who knew him. [History of Daviess County, Kentucky]

    George married Mary Teresa Burch 2 Jun 1840, Daviess County, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of John Hanson Burch and Mary A. Greenwell) was born 17 Mar 1822, Hardin, Kentucky; died 20 Oct 1892, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary Teresa Burch was born 17 Mar 1822, Hardin, Kentucky (daughter of John Hanson Burch and Mary A. Greenwell); died 20 Oct 1892, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Virginia Ann Hayden was born Abt 1841, Kentucky; died 1896.
    2. Robert H. Hayden was born 1842; died 1878.
    3. Margaret Eleanor "Maggie" Hayden was born 1844; died 1916.
    4. Julia Artelia Hayden was born Abt 1847, Kentucky; died 1896.
    5. George Samuel Hayden was born 1849; died 1852.
    6. Nancy Teresa "Nannie" Hayden was born 11 Mar 1851, Kentucky; died 14 Dec 1921.
    7. 1. William C. Hayden was born 15 Apr 1853, Kentucky; died 6 Mar 1935, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    8. Eva E. Hayden was born Abt 1856, Kentucky; died 1896.
    9. Joshua B. Hayden was born Abt 1858, Kentucky; died 1885.
    10. Henry Walter Hayden was born Abt 1860, Kentucky; died 1946.
    11. Francis Xavier Hayden was born 5 May 1861, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky; died 3 Aug 1943, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    12. George Samuel Hayden, Jr. was born Abt 1865, Kentucky; died 1929.
    13. Theresa G. Hayden was born Abt 1868, Kentucky; died 1922.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  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. 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. 2. 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. 6.  John Hanson Burch was born 1788, Charles County, Maryland; died 21 Dec 1852.

    John married Mary A. Greenwell 9 Jan 1815. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary A. Greenwell
    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Teresa Burch was born 17 Mar 1822, Hardin, Kentucky; died 20 Oct 1892, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.


Generation: 4

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

  3. 10.  Matthew Elliott was born Bef 1746, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 1785, St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Matthew married Ann. Ann was born Bef 1753; died Aft 1786. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Ann was born Bef 1753; died Aft 1786.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Polly Elliott was born Between 1769-1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died Bef 1818, Washington, Kentucky.
    2. Eleanor "Molly" Elliott was born Bef 1777, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died , Nelson County, Kentucky.