Biography of George G. Hayes
Yates County, NY Biographies





Hayes, George G., son of Cephas and Hezekiah (Edson) Hayes, was born December 25, 1819, in Prattsburgh, N. Y. His education was at the common schools. At the age of twenty he began farming and lumbering at Prattsburgh, After a few years he removed to Geneva, N. Y but remained there only a year, returning to his native town where he remained four years, and from there he removed to Italy, N. Y., and bought a farm of 500 acres and brought the greater part of it to cultivation. In 1871 he removed to Jerusalem, near Penn Yan, and bought a small fruit farm, where he is enjoying his later days in retirement. In politics Mr, Hayes is a Republican. His first wife was Lucinda Burke, who lived about four years. He married second, Eleanor Robson, who died aged sixty one years. By this union there were three sons, Warren H., a successful architect, residing in Minneapolis, Minn.; Charles, died aged sixteen, and George R., who lives in York, Pa. For his third wife Mr. Hayes married Jennie, daughter of Thomas Gelder, of Italy, N. Y., and they have two children, Bertha Salena, and Guy G. Hayes.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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