|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1755|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 1834|
Peter emigrated from New Hampshire to West Shefford (Bromont), Quebec (Lower Canada) with his family as a United Empire Loyalist in 1796 - and was one of the early pioneer settlers of the area.
Excerpts from the book "The History of Shefford : civil, ecclesiastical, biographical and statistical" (1877) by C. Thomas:
"WEST SHEFFORD, [now Bromont, Quebec].
"This small village, often called Shefford Plain from the level ground on which it is built, is situated in the south-west part of the [Shefford] township on a branch of the Yamaska." ...
"Peter Hayes from New Hampshire was another of the pioneers of West Shefford. He first came alone, selected a lot in the north part of the township, where he cut down seven acres of forest, and then returned to New Hampshire for his family. In the winter of 1796, he returned to Shefford with the design of taking up his abode on the lot where he had previously labored, but as his family were worn out with their long journey on a sled, and several miles of unbroken forest still intervened between him and the spot he desired to reach, when he had arrived at West Shefford he decided to remain there till the following spring. When spring arrived, however, he had abandoned his intention of leaving his present habitation, and thus remained there till his death,which occurred on January 2nd, 1834. He has several descendants in Shefford, and his son, Stephen B. Hayes, now lives in the homestead."
(1) The Hayes Cemetery is East of Bromont (formerly West Shefford), Quebec - and is on the North side of Rue Shefford - about 350 meters East of the intersection of Rue Shefford & Boulevard de Bromont.
(2) For further information regarding the genealogy of the Hayes Family - check the book "John Hayes of Dover, New Hampshire - A Book of His Family" (1936) by K. Richmond.
(3) For further information regarding the History of West Shefford (Bromont) - check the book "The Story of West Shefford (Bromont), Quebec 1792-1966 : An Anecdotal History" (1990) by Winona Lawrence Matthews.
(4) Peter Hayes (1755-1834) was a Great-Grandson of John Hayes (Find A Grave Memorial # 83372589) - Early Settler of Dover, N.H. (c.1680).
Moses Hayes (1726 - 1813)
Sarah Berry Hayes (1760 - 1837)*
Dudley Hayes (1783 - 1846)*
Stephen Berry Hayes (1796 - 1883)*
The Record of Peter Hayes
Wife and Family
Died Jan. 2, 1834
Aged 78 Years
10 m & 8 day
Plot: Pioneer Family Cemetery
Created by: Jaime A. Hayes
Record added: Dec 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81874264