These materials and resources can often be found by searching the Internet. Many of the published books can be purchased either as a CD or as a re-printed text. Occasionally original copies become available through used book sellers and online sources like Amazon.com and Ebay. Some of the materials (books, data bases) are available for viewing and/or purchase through subscription genealogy sites like Ancestry.com. Some of these can also be found in large genealogical libraries and accessed through inter-library loan.

Printed resources specific to the Henry Hayes family:

Gathering of the Descendants of Henry Hayes at Unionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, September 2nd, 1905, Together with a Partial Genealogy and Other Material Relating to the Family. 124 pages. Published 1906.
Family history, genealogy, great photographs and maps provide a solid basis for the Hayes family in the first two centuries in America.
Incidentally, the proceedings of the 1905 Hayes reunion, entitled the "Proceedings of the Bi-Centennial Gathering of the Descendants of Henry Hayes at Unionville, Chester County,..." are available for downloading at HeritageQuestOnline.com (accessible by subscription, or free through many library websites). One can find it by selecting "Search Books", then "Places", then entering "Unionville, Pennsylvania".

The Hayes Family: Origin, History and Genealogy. Royal S. Hayes. 1928. Self published.
This book has general Hayes family history but focuses on the story and lineage of Captain Joseph Hayes who settled near Cincinnati in 1791.

Your Family, An Informal Account of the Ancestry of Allen Kirby White and Emma Chambers White. White, Emma Chambers. The Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc. 1941. Rutland, VT. Pp 127, 129.
This book includes a chapter on the Jacob and Carolien Hayes branch of the family.

Hayes Family History. J. Montgomery Seaver. 1929. American Historical-Genealogical Society, Philadelphia, PA. Republished in 1971 by the Genealogical Research Institute, 20 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
This book includes information from the 1905 "Gathering" book and provides an overview of other early Hayes families that migrated from Ireland and Scotland.

100th Annual Reunion of the Captain Joseph Hayes Family Commemorative Book. 2007.
Updated the information from the 1928 book by Royal S. Hayes, and included a new genealogy, plus biographies and photographs of the family during the 20th century.

A Great American Patriot. Charlotte Prescott. Article in Better Homes and Gardens, June 1941.
This article includes great photographs of the 1774 Mordecai Hayes home located in Embreeville, Chester County, PA., and an informative history of the home and family.

Genealogie of the Hayes of Tweeddale. Father Richard Augustin Hay. Edinburgh. 1835.
This is a curiosity, providing a genealogy of an ancient branch of a Hayes family in Scotland. There is no obvious connection to our Henry Hayes family, but further research might provide one.

The Wickersham Family in America. Gay Wickersham Davis. Heritage Books. 2001. 907 pp.
The Wickersham family intermarried with the Hayes in Chester County in the early years of the 18th century.

Books written by Hayes family members

Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes

An Arctic boat journey: in the autumn of 1854 Publisher: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Date: 1883.
The Open Polar Sea, giving an account of his second expedition (Boston, 1867);
Cast Away in the Cold, a Story of Arctic Adventure for Boys (1868);
The Land of Desolation. describing his third voyage (1871).

John Russell Hayes

The Brandywine, 1899
Molly Pryce: A Quaker idyll, 1914
Brandywine days: Or, The shepherd's hour-glass, 1910
In memory of Whittier, 1910
The Old-Fashioned Garden and Other Verses, 1895
The collected poems of John Russell Hayes, 1916
Old meeting-houses, with over fifty illustrations, 1909
The golden wedding of John T. and Sarah A. Myers, at Moylan, Pennsylvania, December 23, 1923, 1937
The old-fashioned garden, 1895
Roger Morland,: A Quaker idyll / (A sequel to "Molly Pryce"), 1915
Swarthmore idylls, 1899

Chester County area library and archival resources:

Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380-2691.
Located on the Internet at http://www.chestercohistorical.org/

Chester County Archives & Records Services, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380.
Located on the Internet at http://dsf.chesco.org/archives/site/default.asp

Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081.
Located on the Internet at http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/friends/

Quaker Collection, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA 19041.
Located on the Internet at http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/

General historical reference and records for the Hayes family:

History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Futhey and Cope, published by Louis H. Everts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1881. Reprinted 1996 by Chester County Historical Society.

Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania Winfield Scott Garner and Samuel T. Wiley. Originally Published in Philadelphia, 1893.

Historical Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, Vol. 1, edited by Gilbert Cope and Henry Graham Ashmead, published by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp. 334-5

Wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1713-1748, 1748-1766, 1766-1778, 1778-1800, 1801-1825, in 5 vols. Based on the abstracts of Jacob Martin. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, 1995.

West Chester to 1865: That Elegant and Notorious Place. Douglas Harper. Chester County Historical Society, 1999.

DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Washington, D.C., 1994.

Early Church Records of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, Quaker Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting Martha Reamy. (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1995)

Genealogical Records: The Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, 1750-1930, Familytreemaker CD #192

Newark & Kennett Monthly Meeting, Abstracts of Women's Minutes 1698-1791, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Microfilm 389399, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah

Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting (Pennsylvania) 1737-1860, Microfilm 021676, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol 7, Parts 1-5 Willard Heiss. (Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana Historical Society, 1962-1974)

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol 1-6 William Wade Hinshaw. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969)

Abstracts of Chester County Monthly Meeting Records, Gilbert Cope, (hand written, 1869), LDS Microfilm 389402, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah

Philadelphia Quakers 1681-1981 Robert H. Wilson. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 1981)

Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia, 1682-1750. Myers, Albert Cook. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1957.

History of Clinton County, Ohio. W.H. Beers & Co. 1882

History of Cherokee County, Iowa Extracted from "History of Western Iowa". 1882, Reprinted 2003 in new 36 page booklet.

A History of Spelsbury by Elsie Corbett, pub 1962 Cheney & sons Ltd, Banbury, England

Internet based resources:

There is a virtual tidal wave of information on the Internet and World Wide Web regarding genealogy in general and about the Henry Hayes family specifically. Some sites are profit based businesses while others are free or privately managed. The quality of information on these sites can vary widely.

http://www.rainedin.net/silbern/60.htm Ancestors of Linda S. Jenkins, descendant of Captain Joseph Hayes through Major Charles Stevens Hayes who was killed in the Civil War.

http://www.pa-roots.com/~chester/ Chester County Genealogy, A PAGenWeb Project Website

Pat Walker. The Hayes Family, Quakers from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania
Located online at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/6173/myhayes.html

Nadine Holder - http://www.geocities.com/nadineholder/index.html

World Family Tree. Supported by Genealogy.com.
Located online at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/wftonline/

RootsWeb. Supported by Ancestry.com.
Located online at http://www.rootsweb.com/. This site has free access surname message boards and listserves for surnames and counties - highly recommended.

Woodward Genealogy Home Page
Located online at
Being a page devoted to documenting the ancestors and descendants of Quakers Abraham Woodward and Hannah Thornbrough Woodward of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Randolph County, North Carolina, and Jefferson County, Tennessee. Includes many related families - see surname index links at bottom of the page. Site Coordinator: Nadine Holder. Site Editors: Jill Martin, Marion Monk.

Federal & State Government Archives

National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408-0001

Most people who come to the National Archives to conduct research are genealogists or family historians. They are trying to find information about their ancestors in order to fill in their family tree or write a family history. They use census records to learn people's names, ages, and who lived where, when. They check passenger arrival lists from boats that originated in Europe to prove when an immigrant landed in the United States. Genealogists also often look at military service records, as well as land, naturalization, and passport records, and more. In addition to conducting this research at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, the Regional Archives also have most of the main genealogical-related records on microfilm as well. These are located in Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Kansas City, New York City, Dayton, Philadelphia, Fort Worth, and Seattle.

Each state has an official archive for public records. Many states also have a state 'historical society' with a library and official archive. An example of a rich source of early Hayes family records is the Pennsylvania State Archives. They have original documents and records relating to William Penn land sales, land surveys and military service. Ohio and Indiana also have significant holdings of Hayes related records.

Pennsylvania State Archives
350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090

Ohio Historical Society and State Archives
1982 Velma Ave. Columbus, OH 43211

Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-232-1882 or 800-447-1830

Regional historical archives also provide depositories for local records and memorabilia that you might not find in the larger organizations. A particularly useful one for early Ohio and Indiana Hayes families is in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Historical Society Library is located within the wonderful Cincinnati Museum Center at 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1130. Telephone 1.800.733.2077. Since its founding in 1831 as the library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, the library has been collecting and preserving materials relating to the greater Cincinnati area, the state of Ohio and the Old Northwest Territory.

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