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Ezekiel Hayes, Captain

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Salmon Brook, Connecticut
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Grove St Cemetery, Grove Street, New Haven, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Hayes and Sarah Hayes
Husband of Rebecca Hayes; Abigail Hayes; Rebecca Hayes and Abigail Brown
Father of Rutheford Hayes, Ensign; Rebecca Frisbie; Ezekiel Hayes; Rutherford Hayes, Ensign; Mary Hayes and 7 others
Brother of Elizabeth Hayes; Joel Hayes, Sr.; Sarah Hayes; Ezekiel Hayes; Benoni Hayes and 6 others
Half brother of Daniel Hayes; Daniel Hayes, Sr., and Joel HAYES

Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Private User
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About Ezekiel Hayes, Captain

  • DAR Ancestor #: A052670
  • Service: CONNECTICUT Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
  • Birth: 11-21-1724 SALMON BROOK CONNECTICUT
  • Death: 10-17-1807 NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT
  • Service Description: 1) MEM OF COMMITTEES,BRANFORD;ALSO OTHER, 2) PATRIOTIC SERVICE

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Source: http://www.universityarchives.com/Find-an-Item/Results-List/Item-Detail.aspx?ItemID=52770 Headline: Capt. Ezekiel Hayes, great grandfather of President Rutherford B. Hayes, receives bounty “for making Guns & Locks” for soldiers in Capt. Benedict Arnold’s Second Company.

Description: Manuscript Document Signed: “Ezekiel Hayes” twice, one page, 7.75” x 10.5”. New Haven, June 17, 1777. On good quality watermarked laid paper. Lightly stained. Fine condition.

In part, “The State of Connecticut to Ezekiel Hayes … the Bounty of Making Gun Barrels & Gun Locks … five Guns & Locks made & sold Timothy Jones Jnr …one Gun 7 Lock sold Joel Bradley … two Gun Locks sold Pierpont Edwards … ten Guns & Locks sold Adam Babcock…” [signed] “Ezekiel Hayes.” Beneath which is a statement signed “sworn before me John Whiting Jus. Peace” whereby “Capt Ezekiel Hayes of New Haven … made oath to the Truth of the above charge, and that he has not received the Bounty allowed by the General Assembly for making the above mentioned Guns & Locks.” During the Battle of New Haven in 1779, John Whiting was taken prisoner. Followed by “Recd … the above sum of Seven Pounds thirteen Shillings, being for the Premium as allowed by the General Assembly for making Guns & Gun Locks. Recd by’ [signed] “Ezekiel Hayes.”

The son of New Haven blacksmith Ezekiel Hayes (1744-1807) was Rutherford Hayes (1756-1836) whose son, Rutherford Hayes II (1787-1822), died on July 2, 1822, in Delaware, Ohio. His son, Rutherford B. Hayes, was born on October 4, 1822, three months after his father died, and became the 19th President of the United States.

In 1764, New Haven merchants Benedict Arnold and Adam Babcock, both in their 20s, formed a partnership, bought three trading ships, and established a lucrative West Indies trade. Arnold, Timothy Jones, Jr., and Pierpont Edwards were three of the signers applying to the General Assembly of Connecticut, then sitting at New Haven, for a charter which was granted on March 2, 1775, forming “a district military company by the name of the Second Company of the Governor’s Guards.” The Company responded to the Lexington Alarm in April and marched to Boston to assist the patriots in Boston. Captain Benedict Arnold was commander of the Second Company. Edwards, later a member of the Continental Congress, was the youngest son of Rev. Jonathan Edwards. Joel Bradley was 2nd Lieutenant in the militia in North Haven in 1777 and was present at the burning of Danbury by the British, as was Arnold. -------------------- The SAR have identifed Ezekiel Hayes as a patriot. He is also the Great Grandfather of President Rutherford B. Hayes. -------------------- McCracken notes he was a blacksmith, scythe-maker, innholder and prominent citizen of both Branford and New Haven, CT. He was second child to bear this name. His reason for moving from Simsbury to Branford is not apparent.

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Ezekiel Hayes, Captain's Timeline

1724
November 21, 1724
Connecticut
1749
December 26, 1749
Age 25
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
December 26, 1749
Age 25
Branford, Connecticut, USA
1749
Age 24
1750
October 30, 1750
Age 25
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut
1753
February 19, 1753
Age 28
New Haven, CT, USA
1756
July 29, 1756
Age 31
Branford, New Haven Co., CT
July 29, 1756
Age 31
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1761
May 13, 1761
Age 36
1774
1774
Age 49