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Lieutenant Nehemiah Hayden, Sr.

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: January 12, 1718 (69)
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hayden, of Dorchester & Braintree and Susanna Hayden
Husband of Hannah Hayden
Father of Mary Hayden; Benjamin Hayden I; Nehemiah Hayden, Jr.; Hannah Hayden; Samuel Hayden and 4 others
Brother of Samuel Hayden; John Hayden, II; Joseph Hayden; William Hayden, Sr.; Jonathan Hayden, Sr. and 2 others

Occupation: Surveyor of Highways, Town Selectman, soldier in King Philip's War
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About Lieutenant Nehemiah Hayden, Sr.


           b 12-14-1647 Braintree, Mass; d 1-12-1718 Braintree
           m. 3-16-1678 Hannah Neale b c 1657 Providence, R.I. d 2-7-1720
           married by Rev. Joseph Dudley  

Nehemiah Hayden was a life-long resident of Braintree, Mass. and was extremely active in governmental affairs of the town, serving continuously as a Selectman. He was a surveyor of highways and on many town committees. He served in the Company of Capt. Prentice during King Philip's War, participating in the Mt. Hope Campaign.

Their children were:

        Nehemiah b 5-16-1680 d 2-24-1749
                 m. 10-31-1795 Mary Curtis
        Hannah b 7-16-1681 d 6-4-1762
                 m. Nathaniel Stevens
        Mary b 1682 d 11-10-1717
                 m. 1702 Samuel Hayden
        Samuel b 2-22-1683
                 m. Priscilla Webb
        Benjamin b 2-22-1686 d 5-4-1738
                 m. 5-12-1722 Elizabeth Faxon
        Rachel b 4-22-1694 d 10-3-1739
                 m. Samuel Paine
        John b 10-4-1691
                 m. Mary Curtis
        Ebenezer b 1692
                 m. 11-30-1719 Mary Hollis
                 m. Rebecca Staples
        Jonathan b 6-4-1699
                 m. 12-22-1719 Sarah Copeland

see "The Hayden Family Quarterly" vol 1, no 1, Jan 1929

NEHEMIAH, 7th & last known child of John & Susanna Hayden, was born at Braintree 14 February 1647[8]. He married at Braintree [blank] March 1678[/9] Hannah Neale. Source: Anderson's Great Migration Begins.

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John Hayden and Susannah Pullen are his parents. The birthplace of his parents has never been proven, however it is assumed the migrated from England. On May 1678 he married Hannah Neale,daughter of Henry Neale and Hannah Pray.All their children were born in Braintree, Norfolk, MA.

Nehemiah Hayden-16 May 1680 Hannah Hayden-16 Jul 1681 Samuel Hayden-22 Apr 1683 Mary Hayden-1685 John Hayden-1686 Benjamin Hayden-22 Feb 1686/1687 Ebenezer Hayden-16 Apr 1693 Rachel Hayden-22 Apr 1694 Jonathan Hayden-4 Jun 1699

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Fulton-Hayden-Warner Ancestry in America by Leonard Page 219 "Nehemiah Hayden served in Capt. Prentices Company, Mount Hope Campaign, King Philips War, 1675."

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"The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" Volume 37 - Page 280

"Soldiers in King Philip's War" "The following are the soldiers who served in the first or Mt. Hope campaign: ... Nehemiah Hayden 01 07 00."

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New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I Author: William Richard Cutter Page 82

"II) Nehemiah Hayden, son of John Hayden, was born at Braintree, Massachusetts, February 14, 1647-48, died January 12, 1717-18. He was a prominent and influential citizen of Braintree and served as selectman ten years, 1706-16, and on important town committees. He and his wife were members of the Middle Precinct church at the time of Mr. Niles' ordination in 1711. His will was dated January 6, 1717-18, and proved February 28, 1717-18, mentioning all the children except Mary. He married Hannah Neale, daughter of Henry Neale. Children: Nehemiah, born May. 1680; Hannah, July 18, 1681; Mary, married Samuel Hayden; Samuel; Benjamin, mentioned below; Rachel, married Samuel Paine; John; Ebenezer; Jonathan."

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"Genealogies Of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850" By Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB, Wollaston, Mass.

[2216R] Lt. NEHEMIAH2 HAYDEN, (John1), born Feb. 14, 1647 (8), died Jan. 12, 1717/8.

Married Mar. 1678, Hannah Neale, born near 1658, died buried Jul. 25, 1741 (Ch. Rec.), dau. of Henry & Hannah (Pray) Neale.

Nehemiah Hayden Sr. admitted to full communion Oct.7, 1697, Hannah, his wife, Mar. 30, 1690, and then children Nehemiah, Samuel, Benjamin, John, Anna & Mary bapt. Oct.4, 1691. He was selectman 1706-1716. He was elected surveyor of highways 1693, tithingman 1696, surveyor for Monatiquot 1750, selectman 1706 to 1713 inc., 1716, moderator 1717. Resided on Washington St., Braintree, west side, north of West St. until before 1700 when he went to Pond St. east of Town St. He was in King Philip's War 1675 (Reg. Vol. 37).

Children of Nehemiah & Hannah born at Braintree: i.Nehemiah, May 16, 1680 ii.Hannah, (or Anna) Jul. 16, 1681 (18th, duplicate), m. Nathaniel Stevens. Did she m. 2nd. 1745 Seth French? iii.Samuel, about 1683 iv.Mary, m. Samuel Hayden, her cousin. v.Benjamin, bapt. Apr. 16, 1693 vi.John vii.Ebenezer, bapt. Apr. 16, 1693 viii.Rachel, bapt. Apr. 22, 1694, m. about 1711, Samuel Payne. ix.Jonathan, bapt. Jun. 4, 1699

[2216] 20:287 - Will of Nehemiah Hayden Jan. 6, 1717/8 - Feb. 28, 1717/8, mentions all the children as living except Mary, deceased. To wife Hannah one end of dwelling house for life & a cow & £6 a year & half of moveables. Eldest son Nehemiah land bounded by Nath'l Thayer, the Frenches & so on the Pond, 4a. swamp at Frenches Swamp, 8a. woodland bounded by Josiah Hobart & John Ruggles, Ebenezer Thayer & my own land. To son Samuel 1/2 of house he lives in and 30a. land adjoining. To son Benjamin my dwelling house & all lands adjoining, he to pay out of it £20 to dau. Rachel Payne, & my son in law Samuel Hayden. To son John house he lives in & 25a. land adjoining. To son Ebenezer £100 out of land I bought of Samuel Sewall lying at the head of Little Pond. To son Jonathan, same. All rest of lands to be divided between sons, daughter Hannah Stevens. Wife Hannah & eldest son Nehemiah executors. Wit: Josiah Faxon, Benj. Hobart, Joseph Parmenter.

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Lieutenant Nehemiah Hayden, Sr.'s Timeline

February 14, 1648
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 29
Braintree, Norfolk , Massachusetts
May 16, 1680
Age 32
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 31
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
July 16, 1681
Age 33
Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts
February 22, 1683
Age 35
Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 4, 1691
Age 43
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 43
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
April 22, 1694
Age 46
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA