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Basil Hayden

Basil Hayden

Male 1744 - 1804  (60 years)

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  • Name Basil Hayden  [1
    Born 2 Jan 1744  St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 15 Jun 1804  Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died Between 21 Jun 1804 and 6 Aug 1804  [5
    Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I5941  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Father George Hayden,   b. Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Charity,   b. Abt 1718, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 15 Sep 1791, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Bef 1742  St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henrietta Cole,   b. 2 Jul 1754, St. Mary's, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1837, Marion County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Bef 1771  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Children 
     1. Stanislaus Hayden,   b. 7 Feb 1772, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1839, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Robert Hayden,   b. 20 Feb 1773, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +3. Basil Hayden,   b. 7 Aug 1774, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1833, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Ann Hayden,   b. 13 Nov 1776, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860  (Age > 85 years)
     5. John Baptist Hayden,   b. 6 Apr 1779, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, En route to Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     6. Joseph Hayden,   b. Sep 1781, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, En route to Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
     7. Eleanor Hayden,   b. Mar 1782, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1803, Calvary, Marion, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     8. Teresa Hayden,   b. Dec 1782, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, En route to Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     9. John Hayden,   b. 16 Feb 1784, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, En route to Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Theresa Hayden,   b. 30 Mar 1788, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1860, Marion County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. Hillery Hayden,   b. 1792, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Louis Hayden,   b. 21 Jul 1792,   d. Aft 21 Jul 1792  (Age > 0 years)
     13. Edward Hayden,   b. 7 Nov 1795, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    +14. Lewis Hayden,   b. 20 Aug 1796, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     15. Alexander Hayden,   b. 5 Mar 1798, Washington, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Catholic Pioneers marker, Pottinger's Creek, Kentucky
    Catholic Pioneers marker, Pottinger's Creek, Kentucky
    Allegedly Basil Hayden, off the Old Grand-Dad label.
    Allegedly Basil Hayden, off the Old Grand-Dad label.

  • Notes 
    • After his father died when he was ten, he was raised by his mother and her second husband, William Morgan.

      On a "Catholic Pioneers" roadside historical marker placed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

      "Basil Hayden, Sr., led 25 Maryland Catholic families to settle near here, on Pottinger's Creek, 1785. Father Whelan said first Mass in Ky. here in 1787. First Catholic church west of Alleghenies built here in 1792. First monks, 1805, Trappist Fathers (Cistercians). Present church erected in 1823, under direction of famous Belgian missionary, Charles Nerinckx."

      The marker is on N. St. Francis Road (highway 527) just south of Holy Cross Road (highway 457), next to Holy Cross Cemetery, about five miles west-northwest of the Maker's Mark distillery in Loretto.

      It would probably surprise many people in, oh, say, Santa Fe, New Mexico, whose first Catholic church was built in 1626, to hear that the "first Catholic church west of Alleghenies" was built in 1792. The assumption being, of course, that the real history of the United States is that of white English-speakers gradually moving east to west. This is the very definition of how marginalization works.

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Kentucky Land Grants, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S82] Maryland and Virginia Colonials: Genealogies of Some Colonial Families, by Sharon J. Doliante. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Maryland, 1991.

    3. [S312] John Medley (1615-1660), St. Mary's County Maryland, His Descendants, by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: Mary Louise Donnelly, 1995.

    4. [S314] Bible records of Basil Hayden (Basil Robert Hayden, 1774-1833), Kentucky Genealogical Records Book, GRC Book Series 1, volume 319, pp. 84-87.

    5. [S258] Hayden/Rapier and Allied Families: Colonial Maryland, Kentucky, U.S.A., by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: MLD Genealogy Company, 1991.

    6. [S1067] Findagrave.com page for Basil Hayden.

    7. [S134] Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.

    8. [S3401] Paul Nordberg, "Eleanor Cole of St. Mary's County, Maryland.".