Saturday, July 26, 2008

Query: Hayes of Wabash County

I am researching a Hayes family from Lagro, Wabash County, Indiana. There were two sisters: Ellen Hayes born January 31, 1857 and Katherine Hayes born November 1854. They are in the 1860 census living with a Jerry Hayes who was born in Ireland (most likely their father), and a Margaret Hayes who was born in Ireland (most likely their grandmother). There is also a Hanna Hayes who is in the household but my guess is that she is a second wife for Jerry as she is quite young.

I cannot locate Ellen and Katherine Hayes again until they were married. There is a family rumor that they were orphans for some time. Katherine married a Eugene Thompson on November 20, 1882. Eugene Thompson disappeared around 1910 and Katherine was still alive after 1930 in Marion County, Indiana--I cannot find when they died.

Ellen Hayes married Daniel Haley on August 16, 1886 in Miami County, Indiana. I have records for this family until their deaths. Ellen died August 8, 1921 in Peru, Miami County (her death record lists her mother as being Ellen Mannen?) Daniel Haley died May 28, 1939 in Peru as well.

I am interested in learning about the sisters before they get married. Thank you in advance for any help. It may be the fact that I am in Minnesota that is making researching this line so hard.

Karen Haley
15694 Heywood Ct.
Apple Valley, MN 55124-7149

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