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Urban Romanza Hayden

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Urban Romanza Hayden was born 8 Aug 1877, Kentucky (son of Lee Madison Hayden and Madora C. Clark).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Lee Madison Hayden was born 5 Jun 1850, Daviess County, Kentucky (son of Urban Hayden and Rosella Coomes); died 30 Sep 1928, Daviess County, Kentucky.

    Lee married Madora C. Clark Abt 1874. Madora (daughter of James Clark and Ann Hayden) was born 10 Jun 1854, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Madora C. Clark was born 10 Jun 1854, Kentucky (daughter of James Clark and Ann Hayden).
    Children:
    1. Mary Rose Hayden was born Sep 1875, Kentucky; died Aft 1940, Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio.
    2. 1. Urban Romanza Hayden was born 8 Aug 1877, Kentucky.
    3. Daisy Hayden was born Abt 1879, Kentucky.
    4. Lillie Hayden was born Dec 1881, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    5. Emmett Hayden was born 16 Nov 1882, Daviess County, Kentucky; died 23 Mar 1918, Daviess County, Kentucky.
    6. Samuel Hayden was born May 1884, Kentucky.
    7. Lizzie Hayden was born Sep 1887, Daviess County, 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. 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. 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. 2. 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.

  3. 6.  James Clark

    James married Ann Hayden. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Ann Hayden
    Children:
    1. 3. Madora C. Clark was born 10 Jun 1854, 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 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]


  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.