Deborah French Hayes

7 October 1816–4 April 1867 (Age 50)
Farmington, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

The Life 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
Deborah French Hayes
Marriage: 23 September 1849
Clarence Irving Hurd

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23 September 1849
Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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

Age 4

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

Age 14

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

1 Irish: reduced 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.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word.3 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English hǣse ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Deborah F Hayes in household of David Hayes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Deborah Hayes, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Deborah Hayes, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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