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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, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1885  Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 13 siblings 
    Person ID I6479  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 

    Father Lewis Hayden,   b. 20 Aug 1796, Washington County, 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 County, 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  [1
    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. [S312] John Medley (1615-1660), St. Mary's County Maryland, His Descendants, by Mary Louise Donnelly. Ennis, Texas: Mary Louise Donnelly, 1995., date and county only.

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