HAYS, Seth
(Cir 1785-1860)


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HAYS, Seth

  • Born: Cir 1785, New Hampshire
  • Marriage: UNKNOWN, Lydia
  • Died: Apr 1860, Linn Co, OR

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Appearance in Document: Tax List, 1810, Geauga Co, OH. Seth Hayes (maybe this one) appears in Burton Twp 1810 Tax List. (found at Ancestry.com)

Census, 1820, Geauga Co, OH. Seth Hays (maybe this one) entry includes 1 male 26-44 [Seth should be 35], 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44, 1 person engaged in agriculture. (Burton Twp, Geauga Co, OH)

Census, 1830, Geauga Co, OH. Seth Hays (maybe this one) entry includes 2 males under 5, 1 male 40-49 [Seth should be 45], 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-9, 1 female 30-39. (Burton Twp, Geauga Co, OH)

Census, 1840, Knox Co, IL. Seth Hayes (maybe this one) entry includes 1 male under 5, 1 male 5-9, 1 male 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 50-59 [Seth should be 55], 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-9, 1 female 10-14, 2 females 15-19, 1 female 40-49. (Knoxville Twp, Knox Co, IL)

Census, 1850, Jefferson Co, IA. Seth Hays is 64, b NH, farmer, with Lydia (56, b NH), Ebenezer (21, b OH), Sybbilla (19, female, b OH), Pessilla (13, b IN). (Locust Grove, Jefferson Co, IA, p204, family 1)

Census: Mortality Schedule, 1860, Linn Co, OR. Seth Hays, age 74, d Apr 1860, born MA, farmer, cause of death "Gravel". (Linn Co, OR)

Story. An obituary for Sybil Augusta [Hays] Windom, found posted at Find a Grave website, provides evidence that the Hays family listed in Geauga Co, OH records is the correct family, and also provides ties to the WINDOM family into which Priscilla marries. The obituary says:

Mrs. Sybil Augusta WINDOM was born in Geauga county, Ohio, March 1, 1831, and died at her home near Heppner, Oregon, Sunday, July 6, 1913.
Deceased crossed the plains to Oregon in 1853, soon after being united in marriage to Benjamin C. WINDOM at Portland, Oregon. To this union four children were born, two having preceded her in death. The remaining children are Mrs. H.E. FINLEY, of Heppner, Oregon, and Alonzo C. WINDOM, of Brownsville, Oregon. Two adopted children also survive her, as follows: W.J. STILWELL, of Pendleton, Oregon, and Mrs. Minnie COSPER, of Seattle, Washington. Her husband died July 5, 1907.

Mrs. WINDOM resided in Brownsville for about twenty years. She was well known and highly respected and many friends mourn her demise. Since her husband's death she has made her home with her daughter at Heppner. She joined the M.E. church when a little girl and remained a faithful member all through her life.

The remains were brought to Brownsville Wednesday, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. FINLEY, the funeral being held from the M.E. Church on Thursday at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. M.B. PAROUNAGIAN conducting the service. Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery.

Source: likely Brownsville Times, July ??, 1913
Contributor's note: Sybil Augusta Windom was born Sybil Augusta Hayes. Contributed with permission of J. Marler.


Seth married Lydia UNKNOWN. (Lydia UNKNOWN was born circa 1793 in New Hampshire and died after 1860.)

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