Richard Hayes

Male30 June 1740–1801

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Hayes was born on 30 June 1740, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Richard Hayes, was 32 and his mother, Patience Mack, was 26. He married Phebe on 24 December 1761, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1801, at the age of 61.

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Richard Hayes
Marriage: 24 December 1761
Phebe Hays

Sources (3)

  • Richard Hays, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Richard Hays, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Hayes -

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  • Marriage
    24 December 1761Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 36

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 41

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.


    Age 49

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    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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