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George Hayden

Male Bef 1776 - 1859  (> 83 years)


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  • Name George Hayden 
    Born Bef 1776  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1859  Springfield, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5118  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 1 May 2016 

    Father William Hayden,   b. 1742, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1794, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Thompson,   b. 1740, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1764  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Doncaster,   b. Bef 1794 
    Children 
     1. Austin Thomas Hayden,   b. 1814
     2. Belva Ann Hayden,   b. 1818
     3. Joseph Abner Hayden,   b. 1819
     4. Celeste Hayden,   b. 1820
    +5. John Thomas Hayden,   b. 1822,   d. 31 Dec 1901, Penick, Marion, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Charles Fountain Hayden,   b. 9 Sep 1823,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 58 years)
     7. Mary Jane Hayden,   b. Abt 1826
     8. Diellen Hayden,   b. 1829,   d. 1900  (Age 71 years)
     9. Nancy Hayden,   b. 1832
     10. Benjamin Hayden,   b. 2 Aug 1834, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1913  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F2763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Polly Elliott,   b. Between 1769-1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1818, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1796  Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Hayden,   b. 1798, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Joseph Hayden,   b. Abt 1800, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1883, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +3. Eleanor Hayden,   b. 4 Jul 1803, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1880, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. George Samuel Hayden,   b. 15 Nov 1810, New Hope, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1876, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2016 
    Family ID F2627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S132] Linda Reno, 2 Jan 2008, post to MDSTMARY-L.

    2. [S10] Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850, compiled by Jordan Dodd, on Ancestry.com.

    3. [S1290] 100 Years of Marriages, 1792-1892: Washington County, Kentucky by Phyllis Brown. Kentucky Kindred Genealogical Research, 2012.