Sardis Birchard Austin Hayes

Is your surname Hayes?

Research the Hayes family

Sardis Birchard Austin Hayes's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Sardis Birchard (Austin) Hayes

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Death: January 24, 1926 (72)
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the USA and Lucy Webb Hayes, First Lady ("Lemonade Lucy")
Husband of Mary Nancy Hayes and <private> Hayes (Sherman)
Father of Ruthford Birchard Hayes; Sherman Otis Hayes; Webb Cook Hayes II; Walter Sherman Hayes and Scott Russell Hayes
Brother of Col. Webb Cook Hayes; Rutherford Platt Hayes; Joseph Thompson Hayes; George Cook Hayes; Fanny Smith (Hayes) and 3 others

Occupation: Tax Attorney
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Sardis Birchard Austin Hayes

Birchard Austin Hayes

[1852-1926] was born November 4, 1853 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he spent much of his early childhood. During the Civil War he, along with his mother and brother Webb, spent several winters in camp in West Virginia with Rutherford B. Hayes during his service in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Before the end of the war, Birchard moved to Fremont, Ohio, to live with his great uncle, Sardis Birchard, for whom he was named. He remained in Fremont for seven years, completing his high school education. He enrolled in Cornell University and graduated with an A.B. degree in 1874. He then continued his studies at Harvard Law School receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1877.

He began his law career in New York with the firm of Evarts, Southmade, and Choates. He specialized in tax and real estate law. In 1879 he moved to Toledo, Ohio, where he became a partner in the firm of Swayne, Swayne, & Hayes. He continued in partnership with Noah Swayne until Swayne's death. Birchard then practiced alone.

Birchard married Mary Sherman of Norwalk, Ohio, in 1886. They lived at 2112 Ashland Avenue in Toledo until 1905 when they moved to their new home at 2242 Robinwood, Toledo, Ohio. They were the parents of four sons: Webb II, Walter, Sherman, and Scott. Mary died in June of 1924. Birchard’s death occurred two years later. Both Mary and Birchard are buried in the Hayes family plot at Oakwood Cemetery in Fremont, Ohio.

From the Ruthford B. Hayes Presidential Center

view all

Sardis Birchard Austin Hayes's Timeline

November 4, 1853
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
October 2, 1887
Age 33
October 11, 1888
Age 34
Toledo, OH, USA
September 25, 1890
Age 36
Toledo, OH, USA
July 27, 1893
Age 39
September 23, 1894
Age 40
Toledo, OH, USA
January 24, 1926
Age 72
Toledo, Ohio, USA