RE: Hayden/Hedden Hi Naomi Thanks for the info about how they pronounced Hedden. I still have not figured out why my grandmother's middle name was Haddon/Hayden. HER grandmother's (Sarah H. Williams Doolittle) middle initial was "H" and I don't know what that stood for. And Sarah's mother's maiden name is unknown to me. And I don't know how Isaac and Fannie were related.
I had looked up SAR applications for two of Isaac's sons (Glenn and Wayne) hoping to find a clue to the origin of the Hayden name.
Here's a bit more about Isaac (which I am sure you already know.) ISAAC HAYDEN DOOLITTLE, M. D., of South Bend, was born at West Fork, Indiana, April 13, 1862, son of John C. Doolittle, grandson of Samuel Doolittle, great-grandson of Moses Doolittle, and great-great-grandson of Col. Ephraim Doolittle of the Revoluntionary army. Doctor Doolittle was educated in the worth High School, Marengo Academy Kentucky School of Medicine, undergraduate honor, 1886, honor graduate, 1887 (G-U Medal). He was at the Illinois Post Graduate, 1895, Rush Medical College, 1895, Illinois Post Graduate, 1902. He is a member of the Mitchell District Medical Society, Monon Academy of Medicine, International Association of Railway Surgeons, and since 1919 genito-urinary specialist at South Bend. He married, in 1888, Sue Collins, a Bachelor of Science graduate from Valparaiso University of 1887. Their daughter, Gail, born at Campbellsburg, Indiana, April 25, 1889, graduated from New Albany High School in 1906 (honor roll), attended Indiana University, 1912-15, was chosen a Phi Beta Kappa, 1914, graduated A. B., 1915, "with distinction." She was married, October 1, 1917 to Paul Kunschik, who was born at Medora, Indiana, in 1886, graduated A. B. From Indiana University in 1914 and A. M., 1916, and is now vice president and general manager of the Carl Fisher Properties at Miami Beach, Florida. The second daughter, Ada, born at Campbellsburg October 27, 1894, graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, 1912 (honor roll), Indiana University, 1915, magna cum laude, and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was married to John M. Powell, who was born at Bryant, Indiana, in 1894, graduated from the Bryant High School in 1909, Indiana University, 1914, and is now actuary with the Columbian National Life Insurance Company, Boston. Doctor Doolittle married, in 1907, Mrs. Della Fesler Doolittle, of Doolittle Mills, Indiana. Their son, Glenn Fesler, born in 1909, graduated from South Bend High School in 1930, with special proficiency in orchestra, band, glee club, quartette, and in aviation won license as private pilot, limited commercial, in 1929, and transport in 1930, and is now a student in the Commercial College at Notre Dame University, and a member of the University Band. The second son, Wayne LaRue, born in 1911, graduated from the South Bend High School in 1929, was class officer, in class plays, on honor roll, member of Playmakers, and is now taking the scientific course and medical preparatory course at Notre Dame University. The daughter, Naomi Ruth, born in 1913, is in the South Bend Junior High School and a student of piano and voice. (above from )INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 3 By Charles Roll, A.M. The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931