My Hayes Family Brick Walls


Brick Walls in Ireland

When and on what ship did my Hays/Hayes family sail to America?

DAVID HAYES who was born in IRELAND about 1796 came to America sometime between 1816 and 1819. After his arrival in America he settled in Half Moon, Saratoga County, New York. I have another Irish relative in my file, William Hayes. I am not sure of my relationship to him.  William was born in Ireland about 1776. He was living in Half Moon, Saratoga County, NY in 1800 when he married Sophia Terpening. Both David and William were living in Half Moon, Saratoga County at the time of the 1820 US Census.


Where did this family live in Ireland?

Based on a study of Ireland during the late 1700s and the early 1800s, I found that this family would have been leasing the land on which they farmed. They had sheep to provide the wool from which they made woolen cloth and they also grew the flax from which they made linen cloth. They were Protestants, most likely Baptists. Does anyone know where they might have lived in Ireland or Northern Ireland?


Other Unidentified Hayes Family Members.

Besides William and David I have come across two other family members that I can not identify. There is another David who may have been the father of the David I have mentioned. There is also a Hugh Hayes who was living in Broadalbin at the same time that David was living there. Hugh was born in Ireland also.


Saratoga County, NY 1817 to 1840

Who were Rachel Sheldon's parents?

David Hayes married Rachel Sheldon in about 1822. There are no records for their marriage at the Clifton Park Baptist Church, but there were other churches in the area in which they could have been married. Rachel and David had 8 children between 1824 and 1837. Because the family was probably Baptist, no baptismal records have been found for these children. Is there another church in southern Saratoga that they may have belonged to or were married in?


Fulton County, NY after 1840


What Church did the Hayes family attend while living in Broadalbin?

There were several marriages and baptisms for the Hayes family while they were living in Broadalbin. I

think that these marriages and baptisms were in the Broadalbin Baptist Church. Rachel Sheldon, the wife

of David Hayes transferred from a church in Saratoga to the Broadalbin Baptist Church about 1840.


Who was the first wife of Gideon G. Sanford?

Gideon married Julia Ann Van Slyke on 18 Jul 1855 in Northville ME Church in Northampton, Fulton County, NY. Her father was Richard Van Slyke. Her mother was Gertrude Snyder. I do not have any information about her. The family lived in North Broadalbin. The graves of the persons living there were were moved when the Sacandaga River was flooded in the 1930s. Go to to

see which cemetery the graves were moved to.


Other Brick Wall Families


Who are the parents of Timothy Harrington and his wife Mary?

Timothy and Mary Harrington lived in Vermont from about 1800 to about 1840. They had at least 3 children.

The family moved to New York after the 1840 Census. Two of their children moved to Auburn. Another son, Henry, was living in Ogden Center when he was married in 1866. Henry also served in the Civil War as a

Private in Co. H, 148th NY Volunteer Infantry.


Who are the parents of Catharine Satterly?

Catharine Satterly or Satterlee was born about 1827 in New York. She married John M. Hayes in 1849. They had 10 children who were born in Fulton County, NY. I have marriages for 3 of the children, but a few of the

other children may have been married. Is there any information on the marriages?


Who is the Joanna who was the wife of William W. Saulsbury?

Joanna was born in Dutchess County, NY about 1806. She married William W. Saulsbury about 1835. Mother of 5 children including Jennie M. Salisbury. The family lived in Schoharie County, NY.


Unknown Surnames

There are many women for whom I do not have surnames. They are listed in my Direct Ancestors. If you know the surnames of any of these women, please contact me at


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