Deborah French Hayes

Brief Life History of Deborah French

When Deborah French Hayes was born on 7 October 1816, in Farmington, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Ichabod Hayes Jr, was 46 and her mother, Deborah French, was 37. She married John Hanson Hurd on 23 September 1849, in Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 4 April 1867, at the age of 50, and was buried in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States.

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John Hanson Hurd
1824–1901
Deborah French Hayes
1816–1867
Marriage: 23 September 1849
Clarence Irving Hurd
1853–1945

Sources (17)

  • Deborah Hurd in household of John H Hurd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Deborah Hayes, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Deborah Hayes, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Irish (Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’. Compare McCoy . In some cases especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.

English: variant of Hay , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: topographic name from the plural form of Middle English hay(e), heye, heghe ‘enclosure’ (see Hay ), sometimes used as a collective noun for a farm, especially in Devon, where it is a frequent minor placename. Compare Hain .

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

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