|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1754|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1817|
Obadiah was a son of Daniel Hayes (1716-1786) and his cousin Abigail Hayes (1723-1763).
When the Revolutionary War began, he enlisted with the Connecticut troops and served one year in Col. Andrew Ward's regiment, beginning in May of 1776, and for four months in Col. Cook's regiment, beginning in July of 1777. He was present at the surrender of Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga 17 October 1777.
Following the war, Obadiah married Ahinoam Holcombe, daughter of Joshua Holcombe (1724-1784) and and Martha Griffin, 25 September 1780 at Simsbury. They are on the church covenant at Salmon Brook 1793. He was school commissioner in 1795.
Obadiah and Ahinoam had 11 children:
Ahinoam Holcombe Hayes (1757 - 1844)*
Cephas Hayes (1785 - 1849)*
Chester Hayes (1792 - 1876)*
Gordon Hayes (1798 - 1874)*
Nancy Hayes Alderman (1800 - 1886)*
"Aloud I call to all around,
While here inclos'd I lie,
Let faith and love in you abound,
For you must shortly die"
Created by: Maggie
Record added: Jul 19, 2008
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