Biography of Joseph M. Hayes
Sagadahoc County, Maine Biographies





Joseph Marston Hayes is a son of the notable temperance advocate of olden times, Joseph Hayes, and his mother was Austress Davis Hayes. He was born in Bath, June 4, 1833, and graduated from the high school in 1848, when only fifteen years of age. He then learned the trade of printer with John T. Gilman, in Bath, and other printers, and worked as journeyman in Bath and Damariscotta. At the latter place he published the weekly American Sentinel until 1856, when it was sold to Bath parties and he moved with it to this city, and was foreman of its office until 1863, when he was appointed clerk of the Supreme Court of Sagadahoc County, and has, by election, held the office to the present date, with the exception of one year. He has also served in the City Government twenty three years as member and clerk of the Common Council and Alderman, and was president of the former board several terms. In Masonry he has been quite prominent, having filled the various offices in his Lodge, Chapter, Council, and Commandery, in this city, and been Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Maine, and Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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