Mary Hayward

13 December 1729–1 March 1821 (Age 91)
Mendon, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Hayward was born on 13 December 1729, in Mendon, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Deacon Jonathan Hayward, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Warfield, was 41. She married Joshua Chapin on 20 March 1750, in Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 1 March 1821, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 91.

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Joshua Chapin
Mary Hayward
Marriage: 20 March 1750
Amos Chapin
Sally Chapin
Joshua Chapin
Peter Chapin
Mary Chapin
Jonathan Chapin
Aaron Chapin
Sarah Chapin
Eunice Chapin

Spouse and Children

20 March 1750
Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 47

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 47

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 71

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an official who was responsible for protecting land or enclosed forest from damage by animals, poachers, or vandals, from Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1) + ward ‘guardian’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Hayward, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Hayward, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • May in entry for Amus Chapin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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