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Bible Record and Marriages Performed by Elihu Hayes of Lebanon

Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 69 (July 1915).

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Some Vital Records of Lebanon, Me.—Capt. John Hayes removed from Dover, N. H., to Lebanon, Me., 20 Jan. 1778 (Hasey's MS. Diary. 1778) He purchased his farm of Samuel Corson, 7 Oct. 1777, and of James Door, 16 Oct. 1777 (ib., 1777). Capt. Hayes and his son Elihu Hayes, better known as "Squire" Hayes, were prominent in the town of Lebanon, "Squire" Hayes dying there 1 May 1857, aged 93 years, and his wife Sally dying there 8 Apr. 1857. Nearly twenty years ago I copied the following records from "Squire" Hayes's Bible; and many of these cannot be found elsewhere, the Lebanon town record of deaths being especially incomplete.

Married my first wife March 16, 1789.
Married my second wife Jany 1, 1807.
Betty [Hayes] married Sept. 14, 1811.
Joanna [Hayes] married Dec. 3d, 1813 [? 1812].
Esther [Hayes] married Sept. 17, 1826.
Andrew [Hayes] married July 4, 1836.
Sally J. [Hayes] married June 3d, 1838.

Births
My father born March 9, 1741.
My mother born Feb. 8, 1745.
My brothers and sisters births:
Betty, born April 13, 1767.
Richard, born Sept. 6, 1770.
Charles, born March 31, 1773.
Samuel, born Nov. 11, 1775.
Hannah, born Dec. 12, 1777.
Mary, born May 11, 1780 [in Lebanon].
John, born May 27, 1782.
Tammy, born Sept. 18, 1784.
James, born Jan. 31, 1787.
Elisha, born Augt 17, 1793.
Elihu Hayes, born Jan. 28, 1765
Esther Hayes, born May 25, 1769.
[Children]
Betty born Jan. 20, 1791.
Nabby born March 25, 1792.
Joanna born Dec. 26, 1793.
My second wife Sarah Clarke born Nov. 24, 1779.
[Children]
Esther, born Dec. 29, 1807.
Elihu, born May 3d, 1809.


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John, born May 21, 1811.
Andrew, born June 27, 1813.
Sally, born Jany 11, 1816.
John, born Feb. 26, 1819.
Cyrus [W.] born June 9, 1823.

Deaths
Nabby died Aug. 11, 1794.
My first wife departed this life Feb. 26, 1805.
John departed this life June 24, 1815.
Betty died Oct. 24, 1839.
Orin Quimby died Oct. 26, 1839.
John died Nov. 9, 1839.
Joanna died Sept. 12, 1848.
My brother Samuel died Feb. 18, 1815.
My father died Jan. 7, 1821.
My sister Tammy died Feb. 10, 1823.
My brother Richard died April 25, 1834.
My brother Elisha died Jan. 15, 1836.
My sister Hannah died July 26, 1834.
My sister Betty died Sept. 27, 1839.
My Mother died Dec. 29, 1842.
My brother Charles died Feb. 8, 1844.
The following records of marriages were copied by me from "Squire" Hayes's original book of records; and I well remember the day when his buildings were burned and the records were rescued from the flames.

Persons joined in Marriage by Elihu Hayes, Justice of the Peace.
Dec. 3, 1812, David Legro Jr. and Joanna Hayes.
April 1, 1813. David Knox and Priscilla Cowell.
Nov. 30, 1813. Daniel Goodwin and Mary Fall.
Jan. 6, 1814. Ivory Fall and Lydia Lord.
March 30, 1814. James Merrow and Abra Yeaton.
Sept. 24, 1814. Benjamin S. Blaisdell and Zubia Burrows.
Dec. 8, 1814. Rufus Hamilton and Margrey Gerrish.
Jan. 22, 1815. Elisha Hayes and Fanny B. Lord.
Feb. 23, 1815. Reuben Frost and Lydia Austin.
Feb. 25, 1815. Daniel Goodwin Jr. and Kezia Hodgdon.
July 21, 1816. James Brown and Huldah Copp.
Dec. 1, 1816. George Cook and Sarah Cottle.
Nov. 23, 1817. James K. Lord and Lucy Wentworth.
Aug. 6, 1818. Thomas Young and Ann Furbish.
Sept. 6, 1818. Hiram Goodwin and Draxey Gowell.
Dec. 3, 1818. Isaac Horsom and Sarah Horsom.
Aug. 1, 1819. Isaac Pray and Patience Horn.
March 26, 1820. Wentworth Goodwin and Sally Gowell.
July 20, 1820. James Clark Jr. and Betsey Hayes.
Oct. 28, 1821. Jotham Winn and Mary Wentworth.
Jan. 10, 1822. Urban Goodwin and Peazy Horn.
Jan. 30, 1822. Elisha Corson and Betsy Lord.
March 12, 1822. John Mills Jr. and Sophia Horsom.
Aug. 4, 1822. Daniel Legro and Lydia Plumer.
Dec. 6, 1822. Samuel Shapleigh Jr. and Amy Horn.
Sept. 11, 1823. Jonathan Knox and Lydia Kenney.
Dec. 29, 1823. John Gould and Lydia Critchet.
Sept. 17, 1826. Nicholas Shapleigh Jr. and Esther Hayes.
Dec. 3, 1826. John Davis and Lucy Ricker.
Feb. 3, 1829. James Rankins and Ann Roberts.
March 29, 1829. Samuel Randall and Louisa Goodwin.
Nov. 14, 1830, James Frye of Shapleigh and Elizabeth Burrows of Lebanon.
Dec. 30, 1830, John Main and Susan Corson.
Feb. 16, 1832. Janvrin [Fisher] Pinkham and Lozette Knox.
The following records of Hayes marriages are taken from the records of the First Church of Lebanon, where they are in the handwriting of Rev. Isaac Hasey, for many years pastor of that church.

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1785. Jany 19. David Legro & Betty Hayes.
1789 March 16 Elihu Hays & Ester Jones.
1796 Septem : 23 Richard Hayes & Mary Jones were maried Friday.
1798 Octor 28 Thomas Jones & Hannah Hayes, Sabbath morn.
1802 May 23. Charles Hayes & Joanna Yeaton, Sabbath.
1804 Novr 18 Ichabod Hayes of Farmington [N. H.] & Mrs. Mehitable Pray
    Sabbath.
The following inscriptions are from the burial ground on the Capt. John Hayes farm:
Here lies the body of Capt. John Hayes born March 6 1741 died January 7 1821
Richard Hayes died April 25, 1834 aged 63 years
Sewell son of Michael and Lydia Yeaton died Jan. 11, 1846 aged 25 years and 2 months

29 Hillside Avenue, Malden, Mass.     George Walter Chamberlain.