Noted events in his life were:
1. Alt. Birth, Cir 1803, North Carolina, United States. 766
2. Census, 1810, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. There is one male under 10 in household of Jesse Hagood. (Montgomery County, P574)
3. Census, 1830, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. Wm Haywood, age 20-30, living with one F 20-30 [wife Elizabeth] (Montgomery Co, P49)
4. Property, 13 Oct 1838, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. Jesse, William, and Miles Haywood purchased land in Montgomery Co. NC from Azariah W. Chambers, 252 acres on west side of Little River, "a part of several tracts" on the West side of Little River in Montgomery County joining J&F Martin and Estate of Howell Harris, Jr, Deceased. (p381-2 of Montgomery Co Deeds 1838-1842 book) [In his will, William calls this land his homeplace]
5. Census, 1840, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. William Haywood, age 30-40, living with three M 5-10 [Thaddeus, William, John], two F<5 [Lucy, Mary], and one F 30-40 [wife Elizabeth] (Montgomery Co, East Sides Of Pee Dee And Yadkin River, P230)
6. Property, 5 Jan 1842, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. Grant #3348. William Haywood purchased 60 acres from North Carolina on waters of Disons Creek. Borders Jesse Haywood. (Montgomery Co Deed book 15, p270)
7. Property, 5 Nov 1845, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. Jesse Haywood, William Haywood, and Miles Haywood sold several tracts to Moses Haywood for $400. First tract is 45 acres on Dison Creek of Little River, bordering Martin, Martin road, and crossing the creek. Second tract is 5 acres bordering south bank of ditch and Martins line. Third tract is 16 acres bordering mouth of ditch, Wm Robinson line, Disons creek. Witnessed by Thadeus Haywood, Thomas Dunn. (Montgomery Co Deed book 16, p437)
8. Census, 8 Aug 1850, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. 765
9. Appearance in Document, 31 Jan 1852, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. Wilson S. Smart to William Haywood, a negro woman, age 35, named Peggy, and child Margaret, 11 months (Montgomery Co NC Deed book, p17)
10. Property, 5 Aug 1852, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. Jesse Haywood, Moses Haywood, and William Haywood sold land to Miles Haywood for $475. First tract 8.75 acres on West side of Little River, being a part of the Chambers lands. Second tract 12.75 acres. Third tract 40 acres on West bank of Dysons Creek, bordering Wm Haywood and Moses Haywood. (Montgomery Co Deed book 17, p247)
11. Property, 9 Aug 1853, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. James Bird to William Haywood, 83 acres on North side of Fayetteville Rd (Montgomery Co Deed book, p298)
12. Property, 3 Oct 1854, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. 3 Oct 1854 Isham A Dumas to William Haywood, 171 acres, witnessed by Benjamin Haywood (Montgomery Co deed book, p488-9)
13. Property, 7 Apr 1856, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. W. H. Robinson and wife Ann to William Haywood, 282 acres (Montgomery Co deed book, p179-81)
14. Census, 7 Sep 1860, Mt. Gilead District, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. 766
15. Appearance in Document: Tax Assessment, Jan 1866, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. 755 Wm. Haywood assessed Cotton, 900, tax 18.00.
16. Census, 1870, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. William Haywood, age 60, farmer, real estate value 4000, property value 3000, born NC, living with Rietta (45, female, keeping house), Walton (6), Elizabeth (22, house servt, white) [have not identified her as a member of Haywood family], Jeper? [Jesse] (4, male, white), Susker [Oscar] (2, male, white), and five blacks. T F Haywood lives next door. (Montgomery Co, Mt Gilead Twp, Mt Gilead PO, P427, Dwelling 9)
17. Appearance in Document, 12 Aug 1872, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. Minutes of Superior Court in Montgomery County show a case of C J Bruton, guardian of the minor heirs of Robert Green, deceased (the heirs are H D Green, W C Green, Rebecka J Green and Robert Green) against William Haywood, administrator of H D Green, W T Roper in right of his deceased wife Rebecka J and William Haywood guardian adlitum for W C Green and Robert Green. The minutes show that William Haywood and William Roper testified. William Haywood for plaintiff says that Howell D Green died about 1 October 1870 and he was then 21 years old. The defendant William Roper says he was married to Rebecka J Green on 12 August or September 1867 and she was then about 15 years and 4 months old, and she died about 1 July 1869. (transcript of minutes posted on USGenWeb Archive site)
18. Census, 1880, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. William Haywood, age 70, farmer, living with wife Henretta (56, housekeeping), son Jesse (14, farm laborer), son Oscar (12, farm laborer), grandson Chestly (11, farm laborer). Also living there are Sam Hutchinson (23, farm laborer, single, white) and Mary Baldin (14, black, single, domestic servant). (Montgomery Co, Mt Gilead Twp, P168c)
19. Will, Cir Jun 1888, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. William's will, found in Montgomery County, NC Wills (copy provided by Helen Haywood Hahn in response to my query in the Haywood newsletter, October 1992) contains the following information -
20. Obituary, 14 Jun 1888, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. The obituary of William Haywood, Sr, as reported in "The Montgomery Vidette", June 14, 1888: After suffering untold agony for a long weary week from that terrible disease know as Apoplexy, Mr. William Haywood, Sr., of Mt. Gilead, died at his residence on last Thursday night at 9 o'clock. He was born on the 1st day of September, 1809 and was therefore about 79 years of age. He was married twice, first to a Miss Robertson and last to Miss Henrietta Baldwin of one of the first families of this county, whom he left behind to experience the sorrow and bereavement of a widow's heart. His first wife was the mother of six children of whom five are now living, four of whom live in and around the town of Fayetteville, and one in this county. His last wife is mother of three children, two of whom are now living, one the junior editor of this paper and the other is farming in Montgomery county. The character of the one of whom we write might be summed up in these words: he was a quiet, unassuming christian man, a devoted husband, a fond affectionate father, a kind, obliging neighbor. His family never knew a want money could supply. At the time of his death his hope, his happiness, his life was wrapt up in his two younger sons and the happiness and comfort of their mother in her declining years. He took special delight in making his family happy and comfortable and preparing his children for the active realities of life. All of them he gave a fair education, the two youngest he educated at Wake Forest College. Mr. Haywood was for fifty years a devoted member of the Baptist church, and for years he was looked upon as the leader of the church of which he was a member. As a farmer he was exceedingly industrious. His father was comparatively a poor man and he therefore inherited nothing worth mentioning. By his industry and untiring energy and economical dealing he swelled a small one horse farm into one of the largest grain and cotton farms in Montgomery county. During his life he had financial dealing with scores, perhaps hundreds of men, and if any man was every heard to complain of dishonesty or unfairness on his part he was ignorant of it at the time of his death. He was well known throughout Montgomery and adjoining counties, and if he had an enemy among men he knew it not. But, we have made this sketch too long already. Our father is gone where old age with its whitened locks does not mar the happiness of youth, where disease is unknown, where tears do not fall. He was our best friend, our kind benefactor: our heart sleeps in the grave by his side. Behold the paper upon which we write is wet with tears. [Special notes on the web page: William Haywood's first wife was Elizabeth Betty Robinson (b. 1808 and died about 1860). His second wife Henreitta Baldwin (b. 1824 d. 1914). was first married to Robert Green who died in 1856.] (posted at www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nc/montnc.htm)
21. Occupation: Farmer.
22. Religion: Baptist.
23. Story. Posted by Brenda McLendon at Haywood Genforum on December 04, 1998: My line goes like this: Byrd Haywood, 1750-1816; Jesse Haywood, 1783-1854; William Haywood, 1809-1888; Thaddeus Franklin Haywood, 1831-1913; Elizabeth Haywood Byrd, 1852-1901; Caroline Byrd Robinson, 1871-1900/03; Lacy Mason Robinson, 1890-1959; Anna Robinson Kelly, 1919 (my mother).
24. Story. There is a small Haywood family cemetery located off Hwy 731 on Thickety Creek Road, Montgomery County, NC, in a wooded area across from the Haywood House, about thirty yards from the highway. Buried there William Haywood, Henrietta B Haywood, Jessie B Haywood, and Martha J Haywood (daughter of T F. and M Haywood). There also appears to be several unmarked graves. It has been reported that William Haywood's first wife, Elizabeth Robinson, is buried to his left, but there is no marker. (posted at www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nc/montnc.htm)
25. Story. William Haywood is remembered in a window, "The Empty Tomb", at the First Baptist Church in Mt Gilead. He was a charter member of the church (in 1875), and also a charter member of Hamer Creek Baptist church before that. The window was placed there by Dr. Oscar Haywood, William's youngest son, who became a noted minister. (from files at Montgomery County Library, Troy)
William married Elizabeth ROBINSON, daughter of John M. ROBINSON and Lucy BLACKWELL, circa 1830.765 (Elizabeth ROBINSON was born about 1808 in North Carolina, United States 765,766 and died between 1860 and 1862.)
William next married Henrietta BALDWIN, daughter of Dudley BALDWIN and Rebecca ROPER, on 25 Jan 1862 in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. (Henrietta BALDWIN was born on 24 Nov 1824 in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States,768 died on 14 Jan 1916 in Mt. Gilead, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States 768 and was buried in Haywood Family Cemetery, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States 768.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Marriage Contract, 10 Dec 1861, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. Marriage contract between Wm Haywood of Montgomery Co and Henrietta Green of Montgomery Co. Identifies Henrietta's parents as Dudley and Rebecca Baldwin, and Rebecca's father as Thomas Roper (deceased). The contract makes sure that the marriage does not change the impact of Henrietta's inheritance from her father and grandfather, and that her inheritance does not pass to the descendants of William. Calvin J Bruton is identified as the person responsible for making sure this happens. This marriage contract was offered for probate on 1 March 1862. (transcript of contract posted on USGenWeb Archive site)
2. Marriage License, 15 Jan 1862, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. The marriage bond of William Haywood and Henrietta Green, both of Montgomery Co. Miles Haywood and William Haywood post the $1000 bond. (transcript of bond posted at USGenWeb Archive site)
3. Marriage Notice, 25 Jan 1862, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. William Haywood married Henrietta Baldwin. (Montgomery County Marriage Bonds)