Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Elizabeth Hayden

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  1. 1.  Elizabeth Hayden (daughter of Joseph Hayden and Catherine Clayton).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph HaydenJoseph Hayden was born about 1800 in Washington County, Kentucky (son of George Hayden and Mary "Polly" Elliott); died before 1883 in Kentucky; was buried in St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Joseph Hayden's parentage remains unproven. But we (Laura Hayden and PNH) think it very likely he was a son of George Hayden (1776-1859).

    (1) DNA evidence indicates that Patrick is probably a direct paternal descendant of the immigrant Francis Heydon who died in St. Mary's County, Maryland circa 1694. Specifically, his brother Benjamin's Y-DNA is a 99%-plus match to that of several people with documented paternal descent from Francis. Additionally, Benjamin's Y-DNA is also a strong match to that of people descended from Charles Evans Hayden (1873-1939), who was a grandson of George Hayden (1776-1859).

    (2) We do not have a record of a straight father-to-son descent from Francis to Patrick. We have records that show Patrick is descended from Francis, but they go through the maternal line at least twice. (Specifically, the documented descent from Francis goes through Joseph's son James's wife Mary Drucilla Hayden, daughter of Urban Hayden, son of Mary A. Hayden, daughter of Charles Hayden, himself a direct male-line descendant of Francis. Urban's father William Leo Hayden was not a descendant of Francis, but he married a Hayden, Mary, who was.)

    (3) We have never been able to find a record of the parents of Patrick's paternal great-great-great grandfather Joseph Hayden (~1800-<1883).

    (4) And yet, if the DNA evidence is to be believed, Joseph must be a direct paternal descendant of Francis.

    This has led us to examine the question of which direct paternal descendants of Francis Hayden (d. ~1694) were in Washington County, Kentucky at the right time to be the father of Joseph Hayden who was (according to the 1883 History of Daviess County, Kentucky, citation details below) born there in approximately 1800.

    William Hayden, direct paternal great-grandson of Francis Hayden, was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland in 1742. He and his family emigrated from Maryland to Kentucky as part of the expedition led by his more famous brother Basil Hayden. William Hayden died in Washington County, Kentucky on 10 April 1794.

    His sons were:
    Charles Hayden, b. ~1766, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1813, Washington, KY
    Benedict "Bennett" Hayden, b. 1768, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1794, Washington, KY
    Henry Hayden, b. 1770, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1828, Washington, KY
    Wilford Hayden, b. 1772, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1827, Washington, KY
    George Hayden, b. <1776, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1859, Springfield, Washington, KY
    Thomas Hayden, b. 1779, St. Mary's County, MD; d. 1850, Fancy Farm, Graves, KY

    Benedict Hayden is unlikely to have been Joseph's father, unless our birth year for Joseph is off by at least six years. That leaves Charles, Henry, Wilford, George, and Thomas.

    Kentucky's 1800 census records were burned by the British during the War of 1812. But surviving tax lists from 1800 turn up 17 men named Hayden, Heydon, Haydon, or Haydin being taxed in Washington County that year. Among those seventeen are names corresponding to all five of William Hayden's sons known to have been alive and in Washington County in 1800: a Charles Heydon, a Henry Heydon, a Wilfrid Haydin, a George Hayden, and a Thomas Haydon. ("Will Heydon" and "Willy Heydon", also among the 17 names, might well be the same individual as Wilfrid/Wilford.)

    Charles Hayden is already known to be a 5G grandfather to Patrick, as the father of Mary A. Hayden who married William Leo Hayden, natural son of Basil Hayden's wife Henrietta Cole. Charles is unlikely to be the father of Joseph because the records show him and his wife Eleanor Elliott as parents of a different child born in 1800, Charles Hayden Jr., who married Eleanor Hagan (1803-1882) and died in 1838. That leaves Henry, Wilford, George, and Thomas.

    Henry Hayden married Jennet Lee in Kentucky in 1789, and she had several children by him before she died sometime before 1796. In July 1796 Henry married Mary Green, and we have no record of them having any children.

    Wilford Hayden married Ann Nancy Lee, and they had a child in 1800, Phillip Hayden, who married Elizabeth Thompson Hayden (1811-1849) and died in 1841.

    Thomas Hayden married Mary Willett in January 1802. They had 13 children, including a John Joseph Hayden in 1812, but John Joseph married Elenor Hobbs and isn't our Joseph Hayden.

    That leaves George Hayden (1776-1859) as the likeliest father for Joseph Hayden. George Hayden married Mary Elliott, the sister of his brother Charles's wife Eleanor Elliott, in Washington County, Kentucky in 1796. George and Mary's first recorded child is Elizabeth b. 1798; the next one we're able to find is Eleanor b. 1803. As Laura Hayden points out, this a very long gap for the usually-prolific Haydens; Joseph could well have been born to them in that gap.

    Some unsourced online records show George Hayden and Mary Elliott with a son identified as "Clement Hayden" born c. 1800 in Washington County, Kentucky. It's hardly impossible that this Clement's full name was Clement Joseph Hayden, or Joseph Clement Hayden. Or Clement and Joseph could be separate children; the gap is long enough to easily encompass the birth of two. Relevant to this, the 1820 census shows George and Mary's household containing two "Free White Persons - Males - 16 to 25", which suggests that they had at least two otherwise unrecorded sons prior to 1805.

    Just to reiterate, Joseph Hayden (1800-1883), Patrick's GGG grandfather, has to have been a direct paternal descendant of the immigrant Francis Hayden, unless the DNA results are wrong. And to repeat a supporting point, those DNA results also showed Patrick's brother Benjamin as a strong match to paternal descendants of a grandson of the George Hayden we are hypothesizing as Joseph Hayden's father -- Charles Evans Hayden (1873-1939), grandson of George by his second wife, Nancy Doncaster.

    [Thanks to Laura Hayden for doing most of the work on this series of deductions.]

    ***

    Details from the 1820 US Federal Census, Bardstown, Nelson County, for George Haydon:
    [Showing the presence of two males in his household born between 1795 and 1805]

    Name:
    George Haydon
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State):
    Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky
    Enumeration Date:
    August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 4
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 6
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 12
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 12

    ***

    Another thing we know as well as we know anything about Joseph Hayden is that he married Catherine Clayton on 26 Aug 1823 in Nelson County, Kentucky, and that she was a daughter of Joseph Clayton who fought on the Virginia line in the Revolution and died in Nelson County, Kentucky between 1813 and 1824.

    The following legal transcript, found at http://www.geocities.ws/johnadamfogle/26.html and entitled "Indenture, Nelson County, 11 April 1803", shows that as far back as 1793, William Hayden (father to George, who we believe to have been Joseph's father), and his son Charles Hayden, and Joseph Clayton, who would become Joseph Hayden's father-in-law thirty years later, were all neighbors in Nelson County, Kentucky, owning land that abutted one another's holdings.

    This Indenture made the (blank) day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and three between Charles Morehead and Samuel Miller Commissioners of the County of Nelson of the one part and Joseph Fogle of the same county of the other part. Witnesseth that Whereas by an act of the general assembly of this state passed on the first day of March in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven entitled an act to reduce into one the several acts for the conveyance and division of lands the County Courts of this state were authorized and directed to appoint Commissioners in their respective counties to divide and convey lands in certain cases and the said Morehead and Miller having been duly appointed by the County Court of Nelson for the purposes contained in the above recited act and having been called upon by the said Joseph Fogle to divide 5 certain surveys or tracts of land held in tennency in common between him the said Joseph Fogle and a certain Adam Fogle of the aforesaid County of Nelson as will more fully appear from the title papers of them the said Joseph and Adam aforesaid being thereto had one of the said surveys or tracts of land containing two hundred and fifty acres of land lying on the North side of the Beechfork in the said County granted by patent to Josiah Lee, and conveyed by said Lee to said Joseph and Adam Fogle, a second tract containing one hundred and ninety acres, a third tract containing twenty five acres the fourth tract containing fifty eight and one fourth acres and the fifth tract twenty acres and three fourths which four last mentioned tracts are hereafter more particularly described. Now we the said Charles Morehead and Samuel Miller Commissioners as aforesaid in pursuance of the power and authority vested in us by the aforesaid recited act of assembly have enfeoffed transfered and conveyed and do by these presents enfeoff transfer and convey unto the aforesaid Joseph Fogle all the right title interest or claim of him the said Adam Fogle to the aforesaid four last mentioned tracts of land the one hundred and ninety acres situate lying and being in the County of Nelson on the north side of the Rolling Fork of Salt River conveyed by deed duly recorded in the Bairdstown District Court by Josiah Lee and wife to said Joseph & Adam Fogle and is bounded as follows, towit, Beginning at a sycamore and Mulberry on the bank of said fork at the lower corner of James Andersons one hundred acre survey, thence north twenty west one hundred poles thence north forty east thirty poles to a white oak and maple thence south eighty east forty poles to a white oak thence south ten east one hundred and thirty eight poles to two beeches in James Anderson's line, thence with said line north eighty west two hundred and forty five poles to the Beginning. The twenty five acres bound as follows, towit, Beginning at a hickory tree south of the Ball alley, running thence south 84 west 53 1/2 poles to a white oak black walnut and sugar tree corner to Clarke and Hayden, thence S 2 1/2 E 88 poles to a sugar tree on the west side of the road, thence north 87 E 40 poles to a stake near a dead white oak and black walnut in Duncaster's plantation thence N 4 W 39 1/2 to a small black oak, thence up the said road N22, E 40 1/4 poles to a stake in the said road, thence north 4 W 14 poles to the Beginning, which said tract William Hayden is bound by bond dated the sixth day of May 1793 to convey to said Adam & Joseph Fogle.

    The fifty eight and one fourth acres is bounded as follows towit, Beginning at an old hickory standing near the old battery and running thence north two degrees west 100 poles to a large white oak in Haydons line, thence south 77 3/4 degrees west seventy three poles to a white oak standing in the road, thence south 75 west 36 poles to white oak standing in the edge of a glade, thence south 10 east 74 poles to a small cedar standing in a glade, thence north 84 East 108 poles to the beginning which said tract of 58 1/4 acres Kanellam Peak is bound by Bond dated the (blank) to convey to the said Adam & Joseph Fogle, Twenty acres and which Joseph Clayton is bound by bond dated the (blank) to convey to the said Adam and Joseph Fogle is bounded as follows, towit, Beginning at a white oak and red oak corner to Joseph Claytons and George Clarke land on the top of a hill on the south side of Russells branch and running thence south 79 east 108 poles to two sugar trees and Iron wood sapling standing in the head of a small drain of Pottengers Creek, thence North 2 1/2 degrees West 41 3/4 poles to a dogwood stump corner to Charles Hayden, thence along his line passing said Haydens corner due west 80 poles to a large white oak in George Clarks line, thence South 49 1/2 degrees west 39 poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the aforesaid four last mentioned tracts of land lying and being in the County of Nelson and containing in the whole two hundred and ninety four acres and all and singular the appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the said Joseph Fogle his heirs, Exors, admons and assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Joseph Fogle his hers & e forever.

    In witness whereof we the said commissioners have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals the day and year first above written.

    Witness
    Chs Morehead seal
    Saml Miller seal

    At a County Court held for Nelson County on Monday the 11th of April 1803.
    This Indenture from Charles Morehead & Samuel Miller two of the commissioners of Nelson County to Joseph Fogle was acknowledged by the said commissioners to be their voluntary act & deed for the purposes therein expressed and the said Indenture together with the papers agreeable to which the within division was made was ordered to be recorded.

    Teste, Ben Grayson, c.c

    A copy Attest
    B.L. Blakey, C.N.C.C.

    ***

    Regarding his death date, Laura Hayden notes: "We don't have a date of death for Joseph. We only know it was after his last sighting in the census records - 1850 - and before his mention in this excerpt from the History of Daviess County (pub. 1883): 'James S. Hayden, born in Nelson County, KY, Aug. 23, 1836, is a son of Joseph Hayden (deceased), a native of Washington County.'"

    The Owensboro Messenger, 24 Aug 1880, lists "Hayden, Joseph S" as among those with a letter addressed to them at the Owensboro Post Office which "if not called for in thirty days will be sent to the Dead Letter Office."

    ***

    The 1850 census records Joseph as living in Nelson County with his daughter Mary Ellen Hayden and her husband Orville Price, and gives his age as "50". This is the chief evidence for a birthdate of around 1800.

    A Findagrave.com page exists for "Joseph Haydon", listing him as born in 1800 and buried in St. Catherine Cemetery, New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky. It gives no death date, and the user who recorded this cemetery notes that they photographed every stone there and found no stone for him. Despite the fact that this Joseph Haydon's birthplace is given as "New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky" instead of Washington County, we think this is our Joseph, because his daughter Mary Ellen and her husband Orville Price, in whose household we last see Joseph living in 1850, are both buried there as well.

    ***

    Joseph married Catherine Clayton on 26 Aug 1823 in Nelson County, Kentucky. Catherine (daughter of Joseph Clayton and Eleanor Cole) was born before 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died about 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Catherine ClaytonCatherine Clayton was born before 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky (daughter of Joseph Clayton and Eleanor Cole); died about 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Elbert Hayden
    2. 1. Elizabeth Hayden
    3. Urban Hayden
    4. Mary Ellen Hayden was born in 1824 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died in 1898 in Nelson County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.
    5. Mary Jane Hayden was born in 1827 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 5 Dec 1899 in Nelson County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.
    6. James S. Hayden was born on 23 Aug 1836 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 4 Nov 1908 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried on 5 Nov 1908 in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  George Hayden was born before 1776 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of William Hayden and Elizabeth Thompson); died in 1859 in Springfield, Washington, Kentucky.

    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.

    George married Mary "Polly" Elliott on 7 Jul 1796 in Washington County, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Matthew Elliott and Ann) was born between 1769-1774 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died before 1818 in Washington County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary "Polly" Elliott was born between 1769-1774 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of Matthew Elliott and Ann); died before 1818 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Hayden was born in 1798 in Kentucky.
    2. 2. Joseph Hayden was born about 1800 in Washington County, Kentucky; died before 1883 in Kentucky; was buried in St. Catherine's, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky.
    3. Eleanor Hayden was born on 4 Jul 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 7 May 1880 in Daviess County, Kentucky.
    4. George Samuel Hayden was born on 15 Nov 1810 in New Hope, Nelson, Kentucky; died on 4 May 1876 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  Joseph ClaytonJoseph Clayton was born about 1750 in Chesterfield County, Virginia (son of Francis Clayton and Elizabeth); died between 1813 and 1824 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    The most thoroughly-researched work we've seen about Joseph Clayton has been by Paul Nordberg. His earlier monograph "Joseph Clayton of Nelson County, Kentucky" dispensed briskly with a number of misconceptions, at least one of which we'd been responsible for perpetuating. More recently, he revised and extended his work on Joseph and his wife Eleanor, combining it into a single paper called "Joseph and Eleanor (Cole) Clayton of Nelson County, Kentucky." Reversing his earlier conclusion that Joseph Clayton was born in St. Mary's County, Nordberg now argues, we think convincingly, that the preponderance of the evidence indicates that he was born in Chesterfield County, Virginia, a son of Francis and Elizabeth Clayton, as first proposed in 2002 by Ann Whalen:
    Briefly speaking, I have changed my mind about Joseph's ancestry because of very good demographic and temporal fit, identifiable uncertainties about interpretation of the genetic evidence, and two very specific ties. (1) Both Francis and Elizabeth Clayton of Chesterfield, and Joseph and Eleanor Clayton of Nelson County, had five reported sons, four of whom were named William, John, Joseph and Thomas. Each name by itself is common, but I estimate that the likelihood of the combination occurring purely by coincidence is less than five in one hundred. (2) As will be discussed more fully below, Drury Ragsdale, captain of the artillery company that Joseph Clayton (later of Nelson County) joined, was a close neighbor of Joseph Clayton of Chesterfield County, and the two families were notably associated in their migrations. The odds of this pair of circumstances happening just by chance seem to me almost infinitesimal. As Thoreau remarked, "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
    The new paper also cites recent DNA results from a living paternal descendant of Joseph Clayton that, added to already-assembled circumstantial evidence, strongly suggests that Joseph's wife Eleanor was the Eleanor mentioned as a daughter in the 1771 will of Robert Cole.

    Nordberg also has an online family tree, and while we recommend that researchers consult the monographs mentioned above, and the older one about Joseph's wife Eleanor which is linked from our page for her, his briefer remarks in his entry for Joseph Clayton are worth excerpting here.

    From Paul Nordberg at paulnordberg.net/family-history-reunion/ps07/ps07_325.html:

    He fought in the Revolutionary War. He was a matross, an artillery private. He enlisted in 1777 and served through at least March of 1780, when he was stationed in Morristown, New Jersey. His regiment, just being formed when he enlisted, initially did garrison duty at Portsmouth and Yorktown, Virginia, near where enemy ships were "hovering" in Chesapeake Bay near Hampton Roads. (This was the area from which a number of the men in Joseph Clayton's company came.) In March of 1778, the regiment was jointed Washington's army at Valley Forge. For the rest of the War, they fought in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Joseph Clayton took part in several battles.

    In 1783, he received £111 13s 7d as the balance of his pay according to an act of 1781, and he was granted a Military Warrant for two hundred acres of land, an entitlement of every soldier who fought until the end of the war. There are signs that he sold out rights to the assigned parcel on Paint Creek to one David Nisbitt, one of a group of land speculators. It seems reasonable to suppose that he married between his military discharge and the move to Kentucky.

    He first appears in the records of Nelson County in 1786, when he witnessed the will of John Brients. In 1792, tax books show him with no land, four horses, and seven cattle, appearing immediately after Joseph Clark. In 1793, he had 66 acres of land, five horses and seven cattle, perhaps funded in part with proceeds from the sale of his assigned warrant rights. Various Clarks are on the same page. On October 3, 1793, as he is listed on the court records as a bondsman for the marriage of George Clark and Sarah Brothers, both of St. Mary's County, Maryland. Joseph's serving as bondsman suggests a prior relationship with George, who had come to Nelson County in 1786 or 1787. In 1800, Joseph Clayton is shown purchasing land from James With[e]row. He is regularly present in Nelson County records though 1813. I have found no trace of him after that. In 1823, "widow Eleanor Clayton" gave consent for the marriage of their daughter Catherine. An affadavit in much later pension application of 1851 by 84 year-old Peter Blair, whose brother knew Joseph Clayton during the Revolutionary War, reports that Joseph "as he was informed & believes...died on the [blank] day of [blank] 1824." This information seems a bit squishy, since it is hearsay much after the fact, and occurs amid statements that are factually incorrect in some other particulars. I suspect that Joseph died around 1813 when the records for him seem to end, and that Eleanor stayed with their son John, who has a female over 45 in his household according to the 1820 census.

    Joseph married Eleanor Cole. Eleanor (daughter of Robert Cole and Ann Greenwell) was born between 1755 and 1760; died between 1830 and 1848. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Eleanor Cole was born between 1755 and 1760 (daughter of Robert Cole and Ann Greenwell); died between 1830 and 1848.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1823

    Notes:

    The only thing known with certainty about the wife of Joseph Clayton is her given name, Eleanor. But Paul Nordberg's monograph "Eleanor Cole of St. Mary's County, Maryland" made a strong circumstantial case that she was Eleanor Cole, a sister of Patrick's 5G-grandmother Henrietta Cole (1754-1837). More recently, in early 2021, DNA results from a living Clayton descendant of Joseph Clayton showed strong matches to Robert Cole (d. 1771), known father of Henrietta. As a result, Nordberg has concluded, and we agree, that when the circumstantial evidence is added to the genetic, it can be stated with reasonable confidence that Joseph Clayton's wife was the daughter Eleanor mentioned in the 1771 will of Robert Cole.

    Children:
    1. Sally Clayton
    2. Sarah Clayton was born about 1785.
    3. Mary "Polly" Clayton was born about 1788.
    4. John Clayton was born in 1790 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 7 Nov 1859 in Nelson County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.
    5. William Clayton was born between 1790 and 1800 in Kentucky; died after 1865.
    6. Thomas Clayton was born between 1790 and 1800; died about 1839.
    7. Joseph Clayton was born about 1799 in Kentucky.
    8. Charles C. Clayton was born on 2 Feb 1802 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died on 16 Nov 1874 in Daviess County, Kentucky; was buried in 1874 in St. Alphonsus Church, St. Joseph, Daviess, Kentucky.
    9. 3. Catherine Clayton was born before 1803 in Nelson County, Kentucky; died about 1840 in Nelson County, Kentucky.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Hayden was born about 1742 (son of George Hayden and Charity); died on 10 Apr 1794 in Washington County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Note attached by "stashyc" to William Hayden in her public ancestry.com tree:

    Basil Hayden Sr. and his brother William Hayden, sons of George Hayden (d. 1754) were living in Kentucky at the time of their mother Charity's death. Neither were mentioned in Charity's will of 1791. Elizabeth Hayden (d. 1761), the boys' grandmother, left [land to] just the two oldest children of her deceased son George [...]

    "Item I bequeath to my two grandsons William Hayden & Basil Hayden sons to George all that part or parcell of Land whereon William Morgan now lives known by the name of Shankes Resque containing 102 acres more or less to be divided Equally between my two grandsons as above mentioned". According to the Rent Rolls (43:105) Basil sold his share to his brother William on 9/17/1767.

    Accompanied his brother Basil to Kentucky in 1785.

    Deed recorded 3/31/1789 (Deed 2:59-60) in Nelson County, Virginia (became the state of Kentucky in 1792) records William Hayden['s] purchase of 400 acres of land "...beginning in James Cloyds line..." (on Pottinger's Creek).

    William Hayden's will was proved null and void in the case "Hayden Heirs vs Hayden Executors" files 1794. The names of all of William Hayden's heirs were given in the court case (A:191-192) in Washington County, on 2/22/1796. When the heirs sold William Hayden's land, Bennett Hayden was not named as he had given whatever was to come to him from his father's estate "to my sister Mary Hayden" - dated 4/10/1794 (Deed A:178 Washington Co., KY).

    Died:
    year only.

    William married Elizabeth Thompson. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Thompson (daughter of Thomas Thompson and Mary Cole).
    Children:
    1. Charles Hayden was born about 1766 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died after 26 Oct 1813 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    2. Benedict "Bennett" Hayden was born in 1768 in St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland; died on 3 Jul 1794 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    3. Henry Hayden was born in 1770 in St. Andrew's Parish, St. Mary's County, Maryland; died in 1828 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    4. Wilford Hayden was born on 25 Mar 1772 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died on 10 Jul 1827 in Washington County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Rose's Cemetery, Springfield, Washington, Kentucky.
    5. 4. George Hayden was born before 1776 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died in 1859 in Springfield, Washington, Kentucky.
    6. Thomas Hayden was born about 1780 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died between 9 Nov 1849 and 7 Jan 1850 in Hickman County, Kentucky; was buried in St. Jerome Cemetery, Fancy Farm, Graves, Kentucky.

  3. 10.  Matthew Elliott was born before 1746 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died before 1785 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Matthew married Ann. Ann was born before 1753; died after 1786. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Ann was born before 1753; died after 1786.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary "Polly" Elliott was born between 1769-1774 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died before 1818 in Washington County, Kentucky.
    2. Eleanor "Molly" Elliott was born before 1777 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died after 26 Oct 1813 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

  5. 12.  Francis Clayton (son of William Clayton); died after 4 Nov 1771 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    "Taken together, the various pieces of evidence present a credible case that Francis Clayton descended from a clan around Blackburn and Leyland, Lancashire. It would be ideal to have specific lines and names, of course, but with record loss I doubt that we ever will. The most eligible candidate ancestor appears to be the Richard Clayton who in 1635 settled in Virginia, perhaps five to ten miles from Francis's Chesterfield farm of 1755. I suspect that Richard may have been just one of a larger family group, however, and it would be a mistake to settle on him just because we happen to have a little more information about him than about his namesakes. -- Still, the story makes good sense and is consistent with available evidence. That is not a bad start." [Paul Nordberg, "Family and Ancestry of Francis Clayton of Chesterfield County, Virginia," citation details below]

    Francis married Elizabeth. Elizabeth died after 4 Nov 1771. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth died after 4 Nov 1771.
    Children:
    1. 6. Joseph Clayton was born about 1750 in Chesterfield County, Virginia; died between 1813 and 1824 in Nelson County, Kentucky.

  7. 14.  Robert Cole was born about 1710 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (son of Robert Cole and Elizabeth Tant); died before 2 Dec 1771 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1719, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Notes:

    Abstract of the will of Robert Cole, from Linda Reno's stmarysfamilies.com:

    Robert Cole, SMC 11/26/1771-12/2/1771. Wife: Sarah, alias Elizabeth. Children: Eleanor, Elizabeth, Mary. If any of these 3 die before marriage or not arrive at age, estate may go to survivors of these 4: Eleanor, Elizabeth, Mary, Henrietta Hayden. Son-in-law: Robert Mattingly. Granddaughter: Elizabeth Mattingly. Heirs of daughters: Jane Mattingly and Margaret Melton, both deceased. Execs: Sons-in-law, Robert Mattingly, Richard Melton, Basil Hayden. Wit: James Roach, Clement Hayden, William Hayden.

    From Mary Louise Donnelly, John Medley (1615-1660):

    "An inventory of Robert Cole's estate was made on 8/14/1772 with a value of nearly 445 pounds of sterling. He owned seven slaves and the usual items found on a plantation of that period, and some special items such as a desk, a seal skin trunk and a pair of spectacles and case. When the final account of Robert Cole's estate was made on 11/22/1773 his heirs received nearly 513 pounds of sterling (Acc't 69:205)."

    Robert married Ann Greenwell before 1743. Ann (daughter of Thomas Greenwell and Mary Medley) was born about 1730 in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died before 1771. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Ann Greenwell was born about 1730 in St. Mary's County, Maryland (daughter of Thomas Greenwell and Mary Medley); died before 1771.
    Children:
    1. Jane Cole was born in in St. Mary's County, Maryland; died before 1769.
    2. Henrietta Cole was born on 2 Jul 1754 in St. Mary's, St. Mary's, Maryland; died on 6 Dec 1837 in Marion County, Kentucky; was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky.
    3. 7. Eleanor Cole was born between 1755 and 1760; died between 1830 and 1848.