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James Hayden
Birth: Jun. 20, 1828
Montgomery
Daviess County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1927
Altoona
Wilson County
Kansas, USA

When he died in 1927 "Uncle Jimmy" Hayden was one of Wilson County's oldest citizens and one of the last surviving Civil War veterans in the county.

He was married in Champaign County,Illinois in 1852 to Elizabeth Cluster, who preceeded him in death in 1905. To this union ten children were born, only three of whom survived at the time of his death.

In 1861 James enlisted in Company E, 51st Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded, but returned to duty and was discharged in 1865. In 1870 the family moved to Kansas.

The obituary that appeared in the Altoona Tribune at the time of his death paints a colorful picture:

"Uncle Jimmie Hayden had lived in this county so long that he was known by practically everyone, both old and young. He was quite a character in many ways---strong in his convictions, outspoken and full of energy....He was quick tempered and never 'went around the bush', as the saying goes, about what he had to say. But he was a good soldier, a good citizen and a good neighbor." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jonah Taylor Hayden (1798 - 1841)
  Mary Peters Hayden (1802 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Cluster Hayden (1835 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Hayden Morton (1853 - 1883)*
  Eva Alice Hayden Scudder (1857 - 1938)*
  James Sherman Hayden (1866 - 1930)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Ann Hayden Poage (1825 - 1914)*
  Cyrena Hayden Hoss (1827 - 1874)*
  James Hayden (1828 - 1927)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Altoona Cemetery
Altoona
Wilson County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: James David Miller
Record added: Jul 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28605937
James Hayden
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James Hayden
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Not forgotten...
- Joan Morton Stephens
 Added: Jan. 2, 2012
Rest in Peace, James. From a Hayden decendant.
- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Dec. 18, 2011
 
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