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Raymond B Hayden

Male 1821 - 1885  (64 years)


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  • Name Raymond B Hayden 
    Born 11 Feb 1821  Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1885  Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6479  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 20 May 2016 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary "Polly" Dant,   b. 1795, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1879, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1810  [2, 3
    Family ID F1142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was the distiller who devised the Old Grand-Dad brand of bourbon (or, as the early labels called it, "sour mash") whiskey, which first appeared in 1882. He was a lifelong bachelor, and according to several online sources, was found dead in his orchard with a bottle of poison by his side, and his death was ruled a suicide.

      We note that if the Church had believed that he committed suicide, it would be unlikely for him to be buried at St. Joseph's.

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

    2. [S258] Hayden/Rapier and Allied Families: Colonial Maryland, Kentucky, U.S.A., by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: MLD Genealogy Company, 1991., says 13 Feb 1810.

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