Abraham Hays

5 February 1797–14 December 1876 (Age 79)
Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham

When Abraham Hays was born on 5 February 1797, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, Jacob Hays, was 42 and his mother, Ann Atkinson, was 37. He married Elizabeth Major in 1818. He died on 14 December 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Abraham Hays
Rebecca Ann Powell
Marriage: 1828
Ann Hays
Jacob Hays
Rebecca Ann Hayes
Elijah B. W. Hays
Hannah A. C. Hays

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  • Marriage
    1828Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 7
    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 22
    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. 

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Hayes .

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

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    Story Highlight


    Rebecca Powell was born in 1798 in New Jersey, to Jacob and Sarah Powell, the youngest of five children, part Lanape Indian. Abraham Hays was born February 5, 1797 in Burlington, New Jersey, the son …

    Sources (11)

    • Abraham Hays, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Abraham Hayes, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Abraham Hayes, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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