An American Family History

Hayes Family

  also spelled Hays  

Asahel Hayes was born about 1750.

He married Anna Marie Clauson.

Asahel and Anna's children may have included:

Eri Hayes (1780, married Anna Derbyshire),
Asahel Hayes (1792, married Margaret Landers),
John Clauson Hayes (1795, married Phoebe Cronk), and
Melita Hayes (1802).

In 1790 an Asahel Hayes was in Litchfield, Connecticut. The household consisted of a man and a boy and 4 females.

Asahel Hays and Anna Clossen came from Connecticut to Leeds County, Ontario about 1807. That year they were in Elizabethtown. The household consisted of

Ashael Hays, Anny Hays, Asahel Hays, John C. Hays, Melita Hays

In 1808 Asahel was in Elizabethtown with his wife 2 sons and a daughter.

He died about 1815 in Leeds County, Ontario.

Anna, Asahel & Margaret in 1820 census.





from History of Leeds & Grenville

Eri Hayes, Sr., was born in Connecticut, December 6th, 1780, his parents being Ashael and Anna Hayes.

In 1796, Eri removed to Canada, and in 1805 he settled on Lot No. 32, in the 6th Concession of Elizabethtown; he afterwards purchased thirty-five acres at the place known as Hayes Corners (Glen Buell.)

Mr. Hayes married Anne, daughter of David Derbyshire.

In 1807, the parents of Mr. Hayes came to Elizabethtown, locating on Lot No. 30, in the 5th Concession.

Eri died in 1839, his wife surviving until 1860. His family consisted of the following children:

Eri, Jr, born January 24th, 1808, married Betsey, daughter of Benoni Wiltse;
Carmi, born in 1810, married Mary, daughter of Neil Palmer; he died at Grand Rapids in 1876;
Daniel, born in 1811, married Deborah, daughter of Daniel Wing;
Ira, born in 1815, died in 1844;
Chauncy, born in 1816, married a daughter of William Knowles.
Joseph Hayes was born May 10th, 1818; he resides on the homestead. In 1839, he married Thankful, daughter of Gardiner Lee, by whom he has had five children. Mrs. Hayes dying in 1850, Mr. Hayes married for his second wife, Emily, daughter of the late Rosewell Rowley, of Elizabethtown.

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