Dr William Richardson Hayden

7 May 1820–29 April 1903 (Age 83)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William Richardson

Dr William Richardson Hayden was born on 7 May 1820, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States as the son of David Hayden and Abigail S.. He married Dr Marie Basheba Trenholm on 27 October 1850, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Bedford, Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1903. He died on 29 April 1903, in Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bedford, Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Dr William Richardson Hayden
Dr Marie Basheba Trenholm
Marriage: 27 October 1850
Edith Louise Hayden

Spouse and Children

27 October 1850
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Edith Louise Hayden


Parents and Siblings

    David Hayden


    Abigail S.




World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1821 · Essex Historical Society

Age 1

On June 11, 1821, the Essex Historical Society was incorporated.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of O’Hayden, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÉideáin and Ó hÉidín ‘descendant of Éideán’ or ‘descendant of Éidín’, personal names apparently from a diminutive of éideadh ‘clothes’, ‘armor’. There was also a Norman family bearing the English name (see 2 below), living in County Wexford.2 English: habitational name from any of various places called Hayden or Haydon. The three examples of Haydon in Northumberland are named from Old English hēg ‘hay’ + denu ‘valley’. Others, for example in Dorset, Hertfordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, get the name from Old English hēg ‘hay’ (or perhaps hege ‘hedge’ or (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’) + dūn ‘hill’.3 Jewish: see Heiden .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William R Haydon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William R Hayden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dr William Richardson Hayden in entry for Mrs Sara Holden Hayden, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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