Information on this page is primarily about his family. The families of numerous other relatives also lived in
Reasons for My Hays Family to leave
have found a number of reasons for DAVID HAYS to leave
always been relatively small, rents were being
increased. The growing factory system in
for the cottage industries of weaving and spinning by which my family had augmented their income (women spun
all year and men operated the heavy weaving looms during winter months). With the end of the War of 1812,
cheap or free land in the
reason was that the flax seed they used was being imported from
also increased. The family recognized that bad times were getting worse and a reasoned decision was made to
move on. Since the
family was Baptist, they were more likely to emigrate than the Catholics in the
life they knew best. I have not been able to determine
where the family actually lived in
was north of the
Moon. Later censuses have it located in
from Half Moon.
Sophia’s family had moved from Kingston, Ulster County to Saratoga County, in 1783. William’s second wife was
Maria Alsdorf. They had 4 sons and 2 daughters, Maria died on 11 Apr 1843. William married Rachel about 1845. She was born in Vermont . The Alsdorf family is another Ulster County family that moved to Saratoga County.
Hayes, a son of William, stayed in
He had 3 sons and 2 daughters.
William Hayes, Jr. was married in Henrietta, Jackson County, MI in 1853. They had 4 daughters.
Hayes, who was born in 1830, moved to
There are 2 other Hayes family members that I have come across that may be related to William and David. They are another David and a Hugh Hayes. I have seen their in various records, but I do not know their relationship to
David or William.
Information about David Hayes and his family is found on my
A complete listing of all of the family members is available from the MY Families link on the Home Page.
Maria Alsdorf’s grave is next to
William’s in the
This page was last revised on 18 August 2010