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George Hayes, Sr.

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: September 2, 1725 (69)
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Place of Burial: Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Hayes and Margaret Hayes
Husband of Sarah Hayes and Abigail Hayes
Father of Hannah Abbott; Child Hayes; George Hayes; Abigail Tompkins; Sarah Gossard and 11 others

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About George Hayes, Sr.

According to Ezekiel Hayes, of New Haven, a great grandson of George;      

George Hayes "Went from Scotland to Derbyshire in England, and lived with his uncle. He was anxious to see London, whither he went. Having received some account of America, he took passage to this country. He married, and had three children. His wife died; and also his children. Afterwards he married Abigail Dibol of Long Island, and lived in Windsor Connecticut, and by her had ten [eleven] children."

George Hayes is first found New England in Windsor in 1682. He married first, Sarah (_____), by whom he had three children, all of whom died soon. His last child by this marriage was George, born March 26, 1683. His wife, Sarah, died the following day and George Jr. died a week later. George next married Abigail Dibble who gave him eleven children, all of whom survived to adulthood. The first seven children of this marriage were born in Windsor. The remaining children were born in Salmon Brook (later Granby), where George had located in 1698.      In 1698, George purchased the Salmon Brook homestead of Thomas Griffin. In 1708, John Matson conveyed to "Georg hayse" land lying between the low meadow lots and the upper Meadow lots, being ten acres more or less along Crooked Brook. In 1723 the town granted 138 acres to George Hayes Sr.

George Hayes is an ancestor of Ruthorford B. Hayes, 19'th President of the United States.



George HAYES, who arrived in New England about the year 1680, and probably was about twenty-five years old at the time of his immigration, first settled in Windsor, Connecticut, whence he removed in 1698 to that part of Simsbury, Connecticut, which is now Granby. In a manuscript record written or dictated by his grandson, Ezekiel HAYES, of New Haven, he is referred to as follows: " Went form Scotland to Derbyshire, England, and lived with his uncle. He was anxious to see London, whither he went. Having received some account of America, he took passage for this country." George HAYES' residence in Simsbury was in the locality known as Salmon Brook, and he died there, September 2, 1725. Although he was not active in public affairs his name frequently appears in the early town records of Simsbury in connection with land transactions, assessments, "minister's rates," etc., and from these it may be inferred that he was pious, thrifty, and in every way a worthy citizen. His first wife, whose Christian name was Sarah and whose surname is illegible on the Windsor records, died early in 1683, and the children of this union died young. At Windsor, August 29, 1683, he married (second) Abigail DIBBLE, only daughter of Samuel, granddaughter of Thomas, and great granddaughter of Robert DIBBLE, who arrived from England in 1635, settling in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Children, born in Windsor: 1. Abigail, August 31, 1684, married Paul TOMPKINS; 2. Daniel, born April 26, 1686; 3. Sarah, January 22, 1687-8, married John GOSARD (or GOZZARD), son of Nicholas and Elizabeth GOZZARD, of Windsor; 4. Mary, born January 6, 1689-90, married August 28, 1712 to William RICE; 5. Joanna, born October 2, 1692,died after 1780, married James HILLYER, of Simsbury; 6. George, born March 9, 1695; 7. William, born June 13, 1697, in Simsbury; 8. Samuel, mentioned below; 9. Thankful, born 1700-01, married October 9, 1717 to Nathaniel HOLCOMBE; 10. Benjamin, born 1703-03; 11. Dorothy, born 1706, married Abraham DIBBLE, her first cousin.

Source: History of Ontario County, NY and Its People, Pub. 1911, Vol. II, pg. 2-6

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George Hayes, Sr.'s Timeline

September 23, 1655
Age 16
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 24
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
March 26, 1683
Age 27
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
August 31, 1684
Age 28
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
April 26, 1686
Age 30
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
Age 30
Age 30