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William Hayden
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Birth: 1600
Keynsham, England
Death: Sep. 27, 1669
Killingworth
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA

He came over on the MARY & JOHN in 1630 at about the age of 30 years, living first at Dorchester where he became a freeman there in 1634. In 1643, he removed to Windsor and was a soldier in Captain John Mason's mounted troops from 1657 to 1658 in the Pequot War, the first troop of it's kind in the colony. William Hayden was credited with saving the Captain's life by cutting the string on the bow of an Indian who was going to shoot him. The bow was passed down through the family for years and eventually given to the Connecticut Historical Society. He was given a grant of land for his service.

In 1665, he settled in Killingsworth and was deputy to the General Court in Hartford in 1667.

His first wife (name unknown) died in 1655. The church records say only ".. the death of the wife of William Hayden". He married secondly my ancestor, MARGARET (BIRDSEYE) WILCOXSON, the widow of WILLIAM WILCOXSON (also my ancestor). His son, Daniel, married Hannah Wilcoxson, daughter of my ancestor, William & Margaret (Birdseye) Wilcoxson.
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Margaret Birdseye Hayden (1610 - 1675)
  Margaret Harvey Wilcockson Hayden (1611 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Daniel Hayden (1639 - 1713)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
WILLIAM HAYDEN
A Native of England
One of the First
Settlers of Dorchester
Removed to Windsor
1643 and to
Killingworth, Conn.
Where He Died
September 27, 1669
His Wife
Died at Killingworth 1655
 
Burial:
Palisado Cemetery
Windsor
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jun 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8979208
William Hayden
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William Hayden
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William Hayden
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English Immigrant 1630
- tcd
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013
Be at peace 10th Great Grandfather.
- caroline
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013
To my 8th great grandfather. Rest in Peace
- Mary Steichen Yamamoto
 Added: Sep. 2, 2013
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