Mary Hayward

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Hayward was born on 13 December 1729, in Mendon, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Hayward, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Warfield, was 41. She married Joshua Chapin Sr. 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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Family Time Line

Joshua Chapin Sr.
1728–1810
Mary Hayward
1729–1821
Marriage: 20 March 1750
Amos Chapin
1751–1832
Sally Chapin
1772–
Joshua Chapin
1754–1776
Peter Chapin
1756–1839
Mary Chapin
1759–1840
Jonathan Chapin
1763–
Aaron Chapin
1765–1842
Sarah Chapin
1767–
Eunice Chapin
1770–

Sources (27)

  • Mary Hayward, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mary Hayward, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Hayward, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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.

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 from Middle English hayward ‘keeper of the hedges and enclosures’ (Old English hēgweard), a manorial officer in charge of the common fields who protected corn and hay from cattle, theft, or damage, and supervised the harvest.

occasionally a variant of Howard .

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

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