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Hon. Henry Hayden (1819-1885)
Engaged in lumbering, State representative from Bay County.

1Biography. Added Feb., 2011.

Early History of Michigan with Biographies of State Officers,
Members of Congress Judges and Legislatures. (1888)


Representative from Bay county in 1855, was born in Essex, Conn., Feb. 8, 1819, and was educated at Hill's academy in that town. He settled in Portsmouth, now a part of Bay City, in 1855, and was a salt and lumber manufacturer for fourteen years, and for several years supervisor. He returned to Essex, Conn., in 1869, where he lived a retired life. Died Sept. 18, 1885.

1863 - Bay County representative. - Added Feb., 2011.

House of Representatives, State of Michigan (1863)

Page 59.
Mr. Parsons announced that Hon. Henry Hayden, member elect from the counties of Bay, Ogemaw, &c, was present, and desired to take his seat.

Hon. Henry Hayden, member elect from the counties of Bay, Ogemaw, &c, then came forward, and after having subscribed and sworn to the constitutional oath, took his seat as a member of the Legislature of the State of Michigan.

Page 247.
By Henry Hayden: petition of W. L. Sherman, C.C.C. Chilson, and others, citizens of Bay county praying for a law to reimburse individuals for amounts paid by them to volunteer funds, by taxing the property of said county; Referred to the committee on banks and incorporations.

Page 628.
By Mr. Henry Hayden: petition of Hans Miller, A. M. Johnson, and 42 others, for aid from the swamp land funds, in deepening the ferryway on the line of the Port Huron, Bay City and Clinton State road, at Bay City;

Page 672.
Hon. H. Hayden introduced a bill to amend sections 27 ad 32 of an act entitled to incorporated the village of Bay City, approved February 9, 1859.

Page 931.
House bill No. 167, entitled a bill to provide for the collection of taxes assessed upon property in the village of Bay City, was read a third time and passed, a majority of the all the members electing voting therefor, by yeas and nays. Title agreed to.

On a motion of Mr. Henry Hayden, by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was order to take immediate effect.

  • Note Serving in the House at the same time was Henry A. Hayden from Jackson County.

    Salt business. - Added Feb., 2011.

    Polk Directory, Portsmouth, Michigan (1868-69_


    The well was sunk in 1859 depth, 1,000 feet. Messrs, Hayden & Co. established these works and carried on the business until 1868, when A. Stevens & Co. purchased them. The mode of manufacture is kettles, and the concern has a block of 56, with a season capacity of 8,000 barrels. Five men are employed in it; fuel used is hard wood. (A. Stevens & Co. also listed as Salt Works, with brine being furnished by Hayden Salt Co.'s well.

    Additional Notes:

      1819 Connecticut Births: Old Saybrook Twp., Middlesex.

    • Henry Hayden born Feb. 19, 1819, to Samuel M. and Elizabeth Hayden.

      1850 Census: Essex, Middlesex, Conn.

    • Hayden, Nancy b. 1790 Conn.
    • Laura M., sister b. 1796 Conn.
    • Henry, brother b. 1819 Conn., lumber dealer
    • Martha S., sister b. 1813 Conn.

      1863/64 - Michigan State Gazette.

    • H. Hayden & Co., Portsmouth Twp., salt manufacturers, 15,050 barrels/day.
    • Henry Hayden, Portsmouth Twp. Supervisor.

      1880 Census: Essex, Middlesex, Conn.

    • Hayden, Henry b. 1819 Essex, Conn., single, retired dealer.
    • Nancy, sister b. 1812 Essex, Conn., single
    • Laura M., sister - b. 1813 Essex, Conn., single
    • Martha S., sister b. 1822 Essex, Conn., single

      1885 Connecticut Deaths: Essex.

    • Henry Hayden, born Feb., 10, 1819, died Sep. 18, 1885.
  • Related Pages/Notes

    Related Pages:
    Civil War History
    Stevens, Appleton
    People Referenced
    Chillson, C.C.C.
    Hayden, Eliza. Mrs. (mother)
    Hayden, Henry (subject)
    Hayden, Laura M. (sister)
    Hayden, Martha S. (sister)
    Hayden, Nancy (sister)
    Hayden, Samuel (father)
    Johnson, A.M.
    Miller, Hans
    Parsons, Mr.
    Sherman, W.L.
    Stevens, Appleton
    Subjects Referenced
    Bay City, MI
    Bay Co., MI
    Clinton, MI
    Essex, CT
    Hayden Salt Co.
    Hills academy
    Middlesex Co., CT
    Ogemaw Co., MI
    Port Huron, MI
    Portsmouth, MI
    WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.