This page is just a brief general history of my Haydon/Hayden line. A gedcom page is coming soon.
My Haydon family came to Texas from Missouri in the 1860's. They settled somewhere around the Burnet and Travis County line. William Burgess Haydon, my 3rd great grandfather was born in 1812 in Kentucky. He was the son of John W. Haydon and Elizabeth COREY. John Haydon came from Virginia, the Northumberland County area, and settled in Woodford county. He was ther in 1820, and 1830. By 1832, the family had moved to Illinois, and by 1835, they were in Missouri. John Haydon had several daughters and three sons. Only the names of two of the dasughters are known. In 1840, John Haydon is living in Marion County, Missouri, although he purchased 240 acres of land in Shelby County, in 1838. It was from this land purchase where I learned that his middle initial was W. In 1850, John is living in Shelby County, MO. He is listed as 70 years old, from Virginia. His wife, Elizabeth, age 67, also from Virginia. There are four children living in their household; David age 30, KY Elizabeth age 27, KY Ruthy age 18, Illinois, and John age 15, Missouri. William Burgess is in Chariton with his first wife Neoma HARRISON. They had the following children; David C. md. Elizabeth W A SMITH. Jeannette md. William GARNER, and then Joel A. HARRIS, had several children. She lived in Oregon. Mary Jane md. James SNYDER Permilia F. md. James Henry PARISH, and had a large family William Henry md. Mary Ellen WOOLVERTON, and had four children. He recieved a pension for Confederate service in the Civil War. Laura Belle md. Cephas COLTON, and lived in Washington. William Burgess md. in 1852 to Malinda GARNER, sister of Jeannette's husband, William GARNER. Malinda and Burgess had the following children; John C. HAYDON md. Annie GILLILAND Burgess Wiley HAYDON md. Martha Harriett HUDSON (my great-great grandparents.) Francis HAYDON md. Robert M. GILLILAND. She had 4 children, and died in Missouri. William Burgess and Malinda divorced around 1862. He married Mary Mahalia HOOVER, and she married his brother, John R. HAYDEN. (He always is found under HAYDEN as the spelling.) William Burgess and Mahalia had; Noah he married ______ had three children. He and his wife divorced, and he lived with a son and daughter-in-law till he died. Jesse nothing known Charlie nothing known George he was supposed to have lived in Oklahoma lin 1922, nothing known, Daniel died young Sarah md. ________ FLOWERS Elizabeth died young John R. HAYDEN and Malinda had the following children; Jefferson B. HAYDEN lived in Dallas, and had several children Thomas HAYDON md. Virgina GAMMOND Florence "Florie" HAYDEN md. Richard GORE, and had two daughters. They lived in Waco, Texas. Jane "Jenny" HAYDN md. Louis Sidney MAY Hiram HAYDON md. Della GREENFIELD Had a large family. They lived in Weatherford, Texas.