Biographical Sketch of Simeon Hayes
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(IV) Simeon, son of Captain Samuel (2) and Rosanna (Holcombe) Hayes, was born in Simsbury, February 17, 1768, or January 17, 1769, and died in Plattsburgh, New York, August 18, 1841. In , 806 he removed from his native state to Plattsburgh, where he engaged in farming and also turned his attention to mechanical pursuits. He was a mechanical genius and an inventor, and at different times worked at wagon-making, shoemaking and coopering. Above all he was a man of unsullied integrity and deep religious principle. He married (first), March 22, 1790, Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Israel Holly, a Congregational minister at Granby. He married (second) at Granby, December 3, 1801, Elizabeth, born in that town, March 20, 1781, daughter of Ichabod and Lucretia (Cossit) Gilbert. She died in Buffalo, New York, June 14, 1870, Children of Simeon Hayes by first marriage: 1. Child, born 1791; died in infancy. 2. Betsey Maria, born in Granby, August 9, 1793; died in Plattsburg, November 20, 1863; married at Canandaigua, New York, October 6, 1812, Israel Skinner. 3. Emily, born in Granby, December 24, 1795; died in Plattsburgh, October 16, 1843; married, in Bristol, New York, January 23, 1817, Orlando Prentice Fay. 4. Child, born 1797; died in infancy. 5. Child, born 1799; died in infancy. 6. Simeon, horn January 23, , 80, . Children of second marriage: 7. George, born November 6, died December 18, 1803. S. George Edward, born November 7, , 804. 9. Willis Gilbert, July 13, 1807. 10. Joseph Byron, mentioned below. 11. Henry Osmond, born January 31, 1815.