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William N. Hayden was born in West Creek Township, Lake County, Ind. May 24, 1855, one of fourteen children born to Nehemiah Hayden, theold pioneer of Lake County. His mother died when he was two weeks old, succeeded by his father in about two years; he was then taken by his brother, Lewis, with whom he remained until he was past twenty-one years old; he was married, August 21, 1876, to Maria J.Edmonds, who was also born in West Creek Township, March 13, 1855, a daughter of Melvin and Sarah Edmonds. They have one son-Jodie N. In 1878, he bought and moved on the farm where he now lives. He owns 85 acres of land.
Source- Counties of Porter and Lake, 1882.
Submitted By Kathy Huish
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