Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Edmund Hayden

Male 1706 - Aft 1755  (> 50 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Edmund Hayden was born on 1 Nov 1706 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Josiah Hayden and Elizabeth Goodenow); died after 1755.

    Edmund married Sarah Fairbanks on 22 Feb 1733 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Capt. George Fairbanks and Lydia Gay) was born on 26 May 1716 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 1755. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sarah Hayden was born on 28 May 1737 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Josiah Hayden was born on 19 Jun 1669 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of John Hayden and Hannah Ames); died on 9 Dec 1730 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 14 Jun 1669, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton (citation details below) says that he was "probably" the Josiah Hayden recorded as dying in Sudbury in 1730.

    Josiah married Elizabeth Goodenow on 6 Mar 1691 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Capt. John Goodenow and Mary Axtell) was born on 18 Nov 1672 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Goodenow was born on 18 Nov 1672 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Capt. John Goodenow and Mary Axtell).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 12 Nov 1672, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 1. Edmund Hayden was born on 1 Nov 1706 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 1755.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Hayden was born about 1634 (son of John Hayden and Susanna); died on 29 May 1718 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1635

    John married Hannah Ames on 6 Apr 1660 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of William Ames and Hannah) was born on 12 May 1644 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 3 Jul 1690 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Hannah Ames was born on 12 May 1644 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of William Ames and Hannah); died on 3 Jul 1690 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Their marriage was officiated by Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Endecott.

    Children:
    1. 2. Josiah Hayden was born on 19 Jun 1669 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 9 Dec 1730 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Capt. John Goodenow was born about 1635 in England (son of Capt. Edmund Goodenow and Anne); died on 6 Aug 1721 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1634, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated as an infant, with his family. Town clerk of Sudbury. "It was probably he who was engaged by the town in 1652 to beat the drum every Sabbath twice, also also for service on lecture day." [James Cox Brady and His Ancestry, citation details below.]

    Former Sudbury town historian George Don Max, quoted on the Goodenow Family Association site:

    Some years ago I was reading the diaries of the Rev. Mr. Israel Loring. His entry for Aug. 6, 1721 reads; "Dyed Capt. John Goodenow. I was with him on Saturday, the day before he Dyed. Told me then, that he was like a Pelecan in the Wilderness, and an Owl in the Desert. And pray'd that God would humble him down to Hell, but not throw him in there." The reference is Psalms 102:6, which is a "prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the Lord."

    John Goodenow's plaintive plea calls out for the reason for its utterance. I sought the answer in the Sudbury town tecords wherein I traced his career of service to the town. Finally the records revealed a set of circumstances, which still did not resolve the question. In 1699 John Goodenow was elected to the offices of Selectman, Town Clerk, and Assessor; he had filled these positions several times earlier. In 1701 his name does not appear as a holder of a Town Office. In 1702 and 1703 he served as Highway Surveyor and was appointed to a committee to survey and locate a new road; likewise in 1704 he was a committee member to "seat the meeting house." At a town meeting held Feb. 4, 1704, the Town proceeded to elect him Selectman, Town Clerk, and Assessor; a resumption to those positions of power so suddenly interrupted in 1699.

    Immediately following his reelection the Town held a Special Meeting on the 31st of March, 1704. The Warrant reads in part: "...Then & There to chuse a Town Clerk & an assessor and a selectman by reason of Capt. John Goodenow Modestly Refuesing in the time of it and dos still continue his Reselution in the Matter for Reasons best known to himself; And allsoe from the advise of our own Respective Justive Brown...and the Town being met chuse John Brigham Selectman, Richard Moore Town Clerk, and Noah Clap Assesser."

    From the record and upon reflection it appeared to me that while John Goodenow's public life was seemingly irreproachable, his private condition had to be examined. Subsequently while in Cambridge at the Middlesex County Probate Court searching out Sudbury Wills and Deeds, I decided to look for John Goodenow in the files of the Middlesex Courts. Here was the answer to the mystery of his fall. What I discovered was substantially what Roger Thompson also found and later reported in his fascinating study, Sex in Middlesex; Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699, published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 1986.

    In short, John Goodenow was accused of misuse of power by means of his offices; he was slick at horse trading, drank too much and was brought up before the Church to answer to it; was infrequent at church and when not there enjoyed the company of Hannah Brooks, the wife of John Brooks, with whom he had carried on an adulterous affair for some years. His offences, both moral and civil, had become a public outrage and an embarrassment to the town. Accordingly, Mr. Joseph Noyes, and others in town and some outside of it took Capt. Goodenow to Court in May 1699. Here was a situation that even they could not brook! He escaped prosecution by paying court costs and resigning from his town offices. His misdeeds and years were heavy upon him for the remaining days of his life. This is why in 1721 at the very door of death he beseeched God to "to humble him down to hell, but not to throw him in there."

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    John Goodenow (1635-1721) = Mary Axtell (1639-1704)
    Elizabeth Goodenow (1672-1736) = Josiah Hayden (1669-1730)
    John Hayden (1702-1763) = Lucy Maynard (1709-1774)
    Elizabeth Hayden (1728-1810) = Joseph Young (1729-1769)
    John Young (1763-1839) = Abigail Howe (1765-1815)
    Brigham Young (1801-1877)

    Brigham Young (1801-1877) = Zina Diantha Huntington (1821-1901)
    Zina Presendia Young (1850-1931) = Charles Ora Card (1839-1906)
    Orson Rega Card (1891-1984) = Lucena Richards (b. 1893)
    Willard Richards Card = Peggy Jane Park
    Orson Scott Card (b. 1951)

    Also a direct ancestor of singer-songwriter James Taylor.

    John married Mary Axtell on 19 Sep 1656 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Thomas Axtell and Mary) was born before 25 Sep 1639 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England; died on 14 Apr 1704 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Axtell was born before 25 Sep 1639 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (daughter of Thomas Axtell and Mary); died on 14 Apr 1704 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Sep 1639, Berkhamsted St. Peter, Hertfordshire, England
    • Alternate death: 16 Apr 1704, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908, Part III (citation details below) gives her death date as 16 Apr 1704, citing "Sudbury VR, 306" as its source, but this seems to be an error, as the 1903 publication of the Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (citation details below) clearly says, on page 306, that "Mary [Goodenow], w. Capt. John" died "Apr. 14, 1704".

    Children:
    1. Mary Goodenow was born on 19 Oct 1659 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 2 Aug 1687 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
    2. 3. Elizabeth Goodenow was born on 18 Nov 1672 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Hayden was born before 1609; died between 31 Oct 1678 and Feb 1682 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1609
    • Alternate death: Between 31 Oct 1678 and 26 Jul 1684, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Progenitor of the Massachusetts Haydens, whose descendants are the second-largest Hayden group in the US, after the descendants of PNH's Virginia and Maryland immigrant ancestor Francis Hayden (d. 1694). No evidence exists to connect the two Hayden groups.

    Direct ancestor of, among others, Seth McFarlane, Raquel Welch, and Brigham Young.

    John married Susanna before 1634. Susanna died before 3 Oct 1684. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Susanna died before 3 Oct 1684.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Hayden was born about 1634; died on 29 May 1718 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  William Ames died on 1 Jan 1654 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He may have been, as claimed by nineteenth-century genealogists and local historians, the William Ames who was baptized at Bruton, Somersetshire on 6 Oct 1605, son of John Ames and Christian Browne. Unfortunately, the records that would prove that were destroyed by the Luftwaffe in 1942.

    William married Hannah before 1641. Hannah was born about 1618; died on 31 Jan 1703. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Hannah was born about 1618; died on 31 Jan 1703.
    Children:
    1. 5. Hannah Ames was born on 12 May 1644 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 3 Jul 1690 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Capt. Edmund Goodenow was born about 1611 in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England (son of Thomas Goodenow and Ursula); died on 5 Apr 1688 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in North Cemetery, Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 6 Apr 1688, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    "Edmund held an official position as church warden of the parish at Donhead St. Andrew. Nevertheless, he was fined in 1636 and sentenced to do public penance for attending 'nonconforming' sermons outside his parish. He was also reprimanded in 1637 for going to church in Shaftsbury, where his brother, Thomas, lived." [The Goodenow Family Association]

    Emigrated with his family April 1638, on the Confidence out of Southampton.

    Deputy, for Sudbury, to the Massachusetts General Court nine times between May 1649 and January 1681.

    "Sudbury was attacked by the Indians during King Philip's War, and he probably commanded the Goodnow Garrison, which probably was, as garrison houses often were, his own home fortified as part of the defenses of the town. Contemporary records speak of a retreat to 'Captain Goodanous Garrison.'" [James Cox Brady and His Ancestry, citation details below.]

    Edmund married Anne about 1635 in England. Anne was born about 1609; died on 9 Mar 1676 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in North Cemetery, Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Anne was born about 1609; died on 9 Mar 1676 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in North Cemetery, Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 6. Capt. John Goodenow was born about 1635 in England; died on 6 Aug 1721 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Thomas Axtell was born before 26 Jan 1619 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (son of William Axtell and Thomasine); died on 8 Mar 1646 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 26 Jan 1619, Berkhamsted St. Peter, Hertfordshire, England

    Notes:

    "For all practical purposes, Thomas Axtell received only a pittance in the 1638 will of his father. This suggests that, at the tender age of just 20, Thomas had already received his portion, or that he had been apprenticed out in such a way that his estate was already established, or that father and son had come to some insurmountable difference of opinion. It might also be that Thomas's uncle Henry Axtell had bequeathed a good legacy to Thomas and father William found it unnecessary to add to it. Whatever the cause, Thomas's English prospects were sufficiently bleak by 1641 that he considered taking his small family across the ocean to New England." [Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, volume III, citation details below.]

    Emigrated sometime between 1641 and when he took the Sudbury oath of allegience, 9 Jul 1645.

    Thomas married Mary before 1639 in England. Mary was born about 1616 in England; died after 1672 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Mary was born about 1616 in England; died after 1672 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Axtell was born before 25 Sep 1639 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England; died on 14 Apr 1704 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.