|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1811|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1873|
Seth M. HAYS
Born: 23-Apr-1811 in: Callaway Co,MO
Died: 1873 in: Council Grove, Morris Co, KS
Seth M. Hays was a great grandson of Daniel Boone.
Father: William HAYS
Mother: Phoebe STEVENS
1839-1844 Seth M. HAYS was living in Westport, now part of Kansas City, Missouri.
1844-1845 Seth HAYS, about thirty-three years old, followed the Kansas River west into present-day Kansas.
April 1845 Charles B. Chouteau and Seth M. HAYS were in charge of Frederick Chouteau's trading post (located on what is now Mission Creek in the westernmost part of Shawnee County, west of Topeka, about two miles from the Kansa Indian Mission that Methodist missionaries had founded in 1835).
In the spring of 1846 the Kansa signed a treaty with the government, ceding
their land along the Kansas River in exchange for a new but smaller
reservation located along the upper valley of the Neosho River, in what is now
Morris County, Kansas. Seth HAYS, perhaps sensing that Chouteau's trading post
would soon close its doors, returned to Westport.
April 1847 At Council Grove on the Santa Fe Trail, Albert G. BOONE (grandson of Daniel BOONE and cousin of Seth HAYS) and James G. HAMILTON, of Westport, Missouri, (by virtue of their Kansa Indian trading license) established a
trading post on the Kaw reservation.
Boone and Hamilton placed bachelor Seth M. HAYS in charge. Seth M. HAYS, a citizen of Westport, Missouri, having obtained a license from the Government to trade with the Indians in "Kansas."
April 1847 Seth M. HAYS was the first permanent white settler in Council Grove. When he arrived in 1847, he brought with him a Mexican teamster, who also was a handyman and interpreter, and a freed black slave (Aunt Sallie).
1857 The HAYS House, said to be the oldest continuously operating restaurant
west of the Mississippi River, was founded by Seth M. HAYS.
Seth M. HAYS built a log cabin (trading post) near the west bank of the Neosho River near where the Commercial House later stood. He lived there with Aunt Sallie, his housekeeper.
1867 Seth Hays adopted a daughter. This is the same time frame that the Quaker Manual Labor School closed (reopened 1869-1873). His daughter was not Kaw (Morris County Historical Society).
1867 The Seth HAYS home was built of bricks from a local factory and native lumber. Hays slave, Aunt Sallie, lived in the basement and cared for the family until her death in 1872.
1872 Seth HAYS's housekeeper, Aunt Sallie, died. Her funeral was held in HAYS's home.
1873 Seth Hays died and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery at Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas.
Maintained by: Betty Rose M.
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Aug 20, 2005
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