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Judge Chester Hayden
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1789
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1863
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Judge Chester Hayden was buried 8 Feb 1863. He died of consumption and lived on Superior Street. At some point his body was removed to Poland, Ohio where in 1849, Judge Hayden was the president of the newly formed Poland Union Seminary. "In 1855 the Ohio State and Union Law college was organized in Poland, Ohio, under the leadership of Judge Chester Hayden." (A History of Cleveland, Ohio: Historical by Samuel Peter Orth, page 265) This school later become known as Crowell Law School.

He is the son of Charles Hayden and Molly Hall and the husband of Lydia Sherman. He and Lydia had two daughters.

He is also known for his role in the Utica Rescue.

Chester Hayden was part of the American Colonization Society which supported the withering away of the institution of slavery and for sending all African-Americans to Liberia. (Thank you, Deirdre Sinnott for this fact.)

New York Times obituary:
-- Judge Chester Hayden, formerly a well known citizen of Western New-York, died in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 6. He studied law in Rome, removed to Pulaski in 1817, and afterwards took up his residence in Oswego. He held various positions of public trust, representing his district in the Legislature for several years. He resided in Utica for some time, and was at the head of a law school in Saratoga. 
Family links: 
  Molly Hall Hayden (1763 - 1846)
  Chester Hayden (1789 - 1863)
  Elizabeth Hayden Redner (1808 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Erie Street Cemetery
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: vault 311
Created by: Elizabeth Davis
Record added: Nov 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100485728
Judge Chester Hayden
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