Gail Seely has sent information and photos about her great-great-grandfather.
Anson Hayden was born on 24 March 1824. He was the son of Anson Hayden and Mary Ames. Anson Hayden married Marietta Mead on 9 September 1851 at NY. He died on 19 June 1918 at Viola, Linn Co., IA, at age 94, and was buried at Wilcox Cemetery, Viola, IA.
Marietta Mead was born May 5, 1833, Guilford, Chenango Co, NY and died May 17, 1919, Viola, IA; bur Wilcox Cem. She is listed as Margaret on 1895 IA state census.
Anson and Mary were enumerated in the 1880 Jackson, Jones, Co., IA federal census. He was a farmer, age 56, she was 39. Children in the household were J. D. 18, Walter 12, Addie 10, Fannie 8, and Benjamin 4. Anson and Mary E. were enumerated in the 1900 Fairview, Jones Co., IA, federal census. He was a farmer age 76, she was 67. Children in the household were Ada 29, and Fannie 27.
|| J. D.'s family, Brunen place, 1913. From left to right: Jim & Charlie (the horses!), Joseph Delancy (Papa), Mame, Leola, Harry, Joe, Nina Mae (Mama), Grace, and Lloyd. If you look closely, you can see that one of the family dogs is in harness for Joe.
Children of Anson Hayden
|i.||Mary Ella Hayden b Jul 25 1851 in NY, bur Lincoln, NB|
|ii.||Griffin M. Hayden b May 1 1854 in IL; d Jan 8 1933; m Mary Alice Stivers b Mar 18 1857, Jones Co. IA, d Jun 17, 1938, both bur Olin Cem Jones Co IA. Children Ida Hayden b 1881 m Elbert Stingley in Olin, IA, their child Lois Stingley, b 1913; Fred Hayden, James Hayden b 1891, m Cora B___, died of flu 1918, Zula Hayden b 1895, m Samuel Alexander, their child Gaylon Alexander b 1922.|
|iii. ||Lewis E Hayden b May 30 1859 in IL, bur Olin Cem|
|iv.||Joseph Delancy Hayden b Dec 22, 1861, Earlville, Dekalb Co, IL; d Mar 10, 1948, Viola, IA; bur Wilcox Cem|
|v.||Catherine E. "Kit" Hayden b Aug 17 1864 in IL, d 1917, Skiatook OK. Leola Hayden Finn stayed with "Aunt Kit" while she taught school in OK from Sept 1916 to June 1917.|
|vi.||Walter L. Hayden b Mar 23 1867 in IA, lived in Osceola, NE, bur Bloomington, NE after 1948|
|vii.||Addie Hayden b Jun 2 1870, bur Wilcox Cem|
|viii.||Fannie Hayden b Jan 23 1873, bur Wilcox Cem|
|ix.||Benjamin Anson Hayden (b Oct 2, 1876; d Oct 2, 1899 on his birthday, killed in a cave-in at a neighbor's home while helping to dig a well; bur Wilcox Cem) The newspaper article from the time says he was 22 but doesn’t mention that it was his birthday.|
| Marietta Hayden, age 50.
|| J. D., Lewis & Griffin Hayden, 1920.|
| Marietta Mead Hayden.
|| J. D., Lewis & Walter Hayden.||