Biography of David Hays
Yates County, NY Biographies





Hays, David, a native of Essex County, N. J., came to Starkey about 1804 and settled on the farm now owned by his son David F. The farm never has passed out of the Hays family since. David H. was born June 16, 1816, and married Emeline Belcher, by whom he had five children, three living. One resides in Penn Yang, Gay; Janette, Wife of Alvin T., resides in Dundee; and Washington D. The latter was born March 18, 1851, and has been a resident of the town ever since. He married Louise Henderson, by whom he had three children, one surviving, Fred D. He married second, Mary Westcott. In the spring of 1879 he opened a livery stable in Dundee, where he has been engaged ever since. He has been constable ten years and deputy sheriff six years, also collector for two years.

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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