About Joseph Hayden
Almost certainly not the father of Edward:
Joseph b 1636 d 1695 -- Many records show John Hayden's requests for county assistance for this "distracted or possessed child."
That they were married or that Elizabeth was born in Yonkers is rather unlikely:
The land on which the city is built was once part of a 24,000 acre (97 km²) land grant that ran from the current Manhattan/Bronx border at Marble Hill northwards for 12 miles (19 km), and from the Hudson River eastwards to the Bronx River. This grant was given in July 1645 by New Netherland Director-General Willem Kieft to Adriaen van der Donck, originally named Colen Donck. Van der Donck was known locally as the Jonkheer or Jonker (etymologically, "young gentleman"; in effect, "Esquire"), a word from which the name "Yonkers" is directly derived. Van der Donck built a saw mill near where the Nepperhan Creek met the Hudson; the Nepperhan is now also known as the Saw Mill River. Philipse Manor Hall .
Near the site of van der Donck's mill is Philipse Manor Hall, a Colonial-era manor house which today serves as a museum and archive, offering many glimpses into life before the American Revolution. The original structure (later enlarged) was built around 1682 by Frederick Philipse and his wife Margaret Hardenbroeck. Frederick was a wealthy Dutchman who, by the time of his death, had amassed an enormous estate which encompassed the entire modern City of Yonkers, as well as several other Hudson River towns. Philipse's great-grandson, Frederick Philipse III, was a prominent Loyalist during the American Revolution, who, because of his political leanings, was forced to flee to England. All the lands that belonged to the Philipse family were confiscated and sold. Thus, at the time of her birth Yonkers wasn't a city, it was a private estate. However, as I have not been able to find Elizabeth's surname, she COULD have been a van der Donck and they married at home, the land being colloquially known in the Dutch form of Yonkers. I think the other sources listing Elizabeth as having been born in Mass. are more reasonable. See notes related to Joseph Hayden. Also, there are spelling changes from Hedden back to Hadden back to Hayden. this is entirely possible. It is not uncommon for record keepers to spell names variously according to sound, whim, or for whatever reason. I have found this in census takers spelling names differently in the same family as late as the early 1900's. Elizabeth Hadden, b. 1634, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States , d. 1709, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States Children 1. Sarah Hadden, b. 1656, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States , d. 1691, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States 2. John HADDEN, b. 1658, Enford, Wiltshire, England , d. 1749, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States 3. Thomas HADDEN, b. 1660, Of, Westchester, New York, United States 4. Hannah HADDEN, b. 1666, Of, Westchester, New York, United States 5. Richard HADDEN, b. 1668, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States