Anchor Ancestor Henry Hays 1808-1888

Anchor Ancestor 1: Henry Hays (1808-1888)

What I know
According to a family bible, Henry Hays was born on August 30, 1808, in Maryland. He married Sarah Eakle (8) and they had nine children together. He owned land in Washington County, Maryland. (10-12)

According to a biography of his son Josiah, Henry moved his family to Ogle County, Illinois in 1854. (7) After his wife Sarah died (Source: family bible), he then married Mary Ann Leighman on April 29, 1875, in Ogle, Illinois. (9) He lived in Pine Creek township (Polo) until he died. (14-18)

He died on December 19, 1888 in a tragic train accident, having lived a long life of 80 years. (1-7) His headstone is in Fairmount Cemetery in Polo, Illinois.

His children include:
1.1 Susan Hays (1832-1906) (12,13,16)
1.2 John Hays (1833-1896) (12,13,16,18)
1.3 Catherine Hays (1836-1910) (12)
1.4 Sarah Hays (1838-1904) (12)
1.5 William H. Hays (1840-1916) (12,13)
1.6 Josiah A. Hays (1843-1925) (12,13)
1.7 HIram Eakle Hays (1846-1933) (12,13)

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The photo in the banner is believed to be Henry Hays. It was found in family albums, but labeled by later generations. Photo has been enhanced and colorized using MyHeritage.

Research Questions & Analysis
1.A. First Name – Is Henry or John Henry the first name of my fourth great grandfather, who was married to Sarah Eakle in 1832, born in 1808, died in 1888, who live in Washington County Maryland and Ogle County, Illinois? Some people have listed Henry Hays as John Henry Hays in their online trees. I have not found any evidence of John Henry as Henry’s name. When I asked several tree owners who listed as Henry as John Henry, none of the people who responded to my inquiry could provide a source for John Henry as a first name. The tree owners that responded had pulled the name from another person’s family tree. If you have evidence of John Henry as Henry’s name, please share it.

1.B. Henry’s Father – Who is the father of Henry Hays, my fourth great grandfather, who married Sarah Eakle in 1832, was born in 1808, died in 1888, and who live in Washington County Maryland and Ogle County, Illinois? I have discovered a few leads for Henry’s father, but no direct evidence nor strong enough indirect evidence for me to go on record here. I’ve summarized the current state of my research in “Finding Henry’s Father” (HAYSKA.org Blog, 11 Jan 2017). If you have any insight, evidence, or alternative leads regarding Henry’s father, please share it.

1.C. Were Henry’s parents foreign born as indicated by the 1870 Census? The 1870 Census is the only indication that Henry’s parents were foreign born. (16)

Blog Posts
Henry Hays posts on the HAYSKA.org blog include his death by train, his marriage, his land records in Maryland, the question of his father, and the removal of a child I had believed was his.

Online Profiles
FamilySearch – Henry Hays (1808-1888),
WikiTree (Includes references to DNA profiles) – Henry Hays (1808-1888)

Researchers
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Submitted 26 Jun 2020 by Julie (Hays) Bartimus, Naperville, Illinois, Email

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Sources

  1. Ogle County, Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1988, Ogle County, vol 32: “Probate records 1893-1894,” p. 438, Mary A Hays, Administratrix of the Estate of Henry Hays, Deceased; digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 Aug 2019).
  2. “A Native of This County Killed.,” The Herald And Torch Light, 3 Jan 1889, p. 3, col. 3; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019), citing historical newspapers.
  3. “His Head Cut Off,” Freeport Journal-Standard , 21 Dec 1888, p. 2, col. 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/133597/henry_hays_obituary/ : accessed 30 Aug 2019), citing historical newspapers.
  4. “Henry Hays Obituary,” Jackson Sentinel, 27 Dec 1888, p. 8; digital images, NewspaperArchive.com (http://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019), citing historical newspapers.
  5. “A terrible accident occurred at Savanna,” Sterling Daily Gazette, 22 Dec 1888, p. 5, col. 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019), citing historical newspapers.
  6. “Henry Hays Death Notice,” Sterling Standard, 27 Dec 1888, p. 4, col. 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (http://www.newspapers.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019), citing historica newspapers.
  7. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, editor, The Biographical Record of Ogle County, Illinois ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : downloaded 30 Aug 2019), p.92-93, Josiah A Hays Bio.
  8. “Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940,” database, FamilySearch.org (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 Aug 2019), Henry Hays and Sarah Eakle, Marriage Registration: 23 Jan 1832, p. 152; citing “Index to marriage records, 1799-1860,” Washington, Maryland, United States, clerk of the circuit court; FHL microfilm 14643, image 75, p. 152.
  9. “Illinois, County Marriage, 1810-1940,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 30 Aug 2019), Henry Hays and Mary Leighman, 29 Apr 1875, License 4705; Citing Ogle County Clerk Records, FHC Film #1420755, Item 9.
  10. 1840 U.S. census, Washington county, Maryland, Boonsboro, p. 221 (stamped), 14 (penned), line 7, Henry Hayes household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M704, roll 171.
  11. Washington County, Maryland, Land Records, Index, Original (Active Indices), OHW1: p 308, Deed, Henry Hays from John D & A Eakle, 1843; digital images, Maryland State Archives, “1776-1932, Ha, MSA_CE247_11,” MDLandRec, A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records & Indices (https://mdlandrec.net/ : accessed 21 Apr 2020).
  12. 1850 U.S. census, Washington County, Maryland, population schedule, District 1, p. 200B & 201A (stamped), dwelling 1171, family 1229, Henry Hays household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432, roll 298.
  13. 1860 U.S. census, Ogle County, Illinois, population schedule, Pine Creek, p. 729 (penned) 369 (penned), dwelling 2681, family 2586, Daniel Leggett / Henry Hays household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653, roll 215.
  14. Ogle County, Illinois, USA, “U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918,” p. 5, Henry Hayes, Pine Creek, May 1 1863; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019); citing citing Records of the Internal Revenue Service. Record Group 58. The National Archives at Washington, DC.
  15. 1865 Illinois State Census, Ogle County, Illinois, population schedule, Pine Creek, p. 578, line 28, Henry Hayes household; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Sep 2019); citing Illinois State Census, 1865. Microfilm. Record Series 103.010, 18 rolls. Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Illinois.
  16. 1870 U.S. census, Ogle County, Illinois, population schedule, Pine Creek, p. 440B (stamped) 18 (penned), dwelling 127, family 127, Henry Hays household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M593, roll 265.
  17. Combination Atlas Map of Ogle County, Illinois (Chicago, Illinois: Everts, Baskin, and Stewart, 1872); digital image as part of u.s., indexed county land ownership maps, 1860-1918 (ancestry), Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019); p22, Pine Creek, Henry HAYS at Section 7 Range N09 East of 4 of PM
  18. 1880 U.S. census, Ogle County, Illinois, population schedule, Polo, enumeration district (ED) 149, p. 46A (stamped) 25 (penned), dwelling 254, family 260, Henry Hays household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2019); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 239.

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