Jane Wadsworth

b. 11 December 1824, d. 26 December 1885
     Jane Wadsworth was born on 11 December 1824.1 She was the daughter of Timothy Wadsworth and Mary Gillette. Jane Wadsworth married John Jay Viets, son of Capt. John Viets and Abigail Eno, on 6 May 1851.1 Jane Wadsworth died on 26 December 1885 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 61.1

Children of Jane Wadsworth and John Jay Viets

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 123.

Frank Wadsworth Viets1

b. 6 April 1853, d. 5 April 1854
     Frank Wadsworth Viets was born on 6 April 1853.1 He was the son of John Jay Viets and Jane Wadsworth.1 Frank Wadsworth Viets died on 5 April 1854.1

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 123.

Jennie Abigail Viets

b. 31 March 1855
     Jennie Abigail Viets was born on 31 March 1855. She was the daughter of John Jay Viets and Jane Wadsworth.

Carl Jay Viets

b. 14 June 1857
     Carl Jay Viets was born on 14 June 1857. He was the son of John Jay Viets and Jane Wadsworth.

Hubert Wadsworth Viets

b. 8 March 1859
     Hubert Wadsworth Viets was born on 8 March 1859. He was the son of John Jay Viets and Jane Wadsworth.

Julietta Andrews Hart1

d. 12 February 1842
     Julietta Andrews Hart was the daughter of Cyrus Hart and Elizabeth Clark.1 Julietta Andrews Hart married Imlay Bird Viets, son of Capt. John Viets and Abigail Eno, on 25 June 1838.1 Julietta Andrews Hart died on 12 February 1842 at Turkey Hills, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was buried at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.1

Child of Julietta Andrews Hart and Imlay Bird Viets

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 123.

Angeline Clark Hart1

d. 13 September 1890
     Angeline Clark Hart was the daughter of Cyrus Hart and Elizabeth Clark. Angeline Clark Hart married Imlay Bird Viets, son of Capt. John Viets and Abigail Eno, on 28 June 1843.1 Angeline Clark Hart died on 13 September 1890.1

Children of Angeline Clark Hart and Imlay Bird Viets

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 123.

Infant Viets

d. 1842
     Infant Viets died in 1842. He was the son of Imlay Bird Viets and Julietta Andrews Hart. Infant Viets was buried at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.

John Hart Viets

b. 18 April 1844, d. 7 February 1845
     John Hart Viets was born on 18 April 1844 at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Imlay Bird Viets and Angeline Clark Hart. John Hart Viets died on 7 February 1845. He was buried at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 123.

Mary Adelia Viets

b. 10 March 1847
     Mary Adelia Viets was born on 10 March 1847.1 She was the daughter of Imlay Bird Viets and Angeline Clark Hart.

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 123.

Elnora Julietta Viets

b. 22 July 1849
     Elnora Julietta Viets was born on 22 July 1849.1 She was the daughter of Imlay Bird Viets and Angeline Clark Hart.

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.

Imlay Dumont Viets

b. 20 March 1851, d. 22 January 1857
     Imlay Dumont Viets was born on 20 March 1851 at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Imlay Bird Viets and Angeline Clark Hart. Imlay Dumont Viets died on 22 January 1857 at age 5.1

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.

Annie Elizabeth Viets

b. 28 February 1854, d. 23 June 1854
     Annie Elizabeth Viets was born on 28 February 1854 at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Imlay Bird Viets and Angeline Clark Hart. Annie Elizabeth Viets died on 23 June 1854.1

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.

Ida Eugenie Viets

b. 19 October 1856
     Ida Eugenie Viets was born on 19 October 1856.1 She was the daughter of Imlay Bird Viets and Angeline Clark Hart.

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.

Angie Lillie Viets

b. 30 June 1859, d. 2 August 1862
     Angie Lillie Viets was born on 30 June 1859 at New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Imlay Bird Viets and Angeline Clark Hart. Angie Lillie Viets died on 2 August 1862 at age 3.1

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.

Carrie A. Viets

b. 29 December 1863, d. 5 August 1864
     Carrie A. Viets was born on 29 December 1863.1 She was the daughter of Imlay Bird Viets and Angeline Clark Hart. Carrie A. Viets died on 5 August 1864.1

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.

Almerin Pratt

b. 20 October 1811, d. 21 May 1899
     Almerin Pratt was born on 20 October 1811 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Pratt and Candace Wilcox. Almerin Pratt married Abi Lavinia Viets, daughter of Capt. John Viets and Abigail Eno, on 10 November 1841 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2,1 Almerin Pratt died on 21 May 1899 at Denver, Denver Co., CO, at age 87.1

Children of Almerin Pratt and Abi Lavinia Viets

Citations

  1. [S178] Christina Bailey and Lorraine Cook White, Barbour: Granby, Page 137.
  2. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.

William Jay Pratt1

b. 28 April 1842, d. 16 August 1924
     William Jay Pratt was born on 28 April 1842 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Almerin Pratt and Abi Lavinia Viets.1 William Jay Pratt married Mary A. Russell, daughter of David Russell and Anne Maria Holmes, on 5 December 1872 at Painesville, Lake Co., OH.1 William Jay Pratt died on 16 August 1924 at age 82.1

William was a wholesale grocer in Des Moines, Iowa.2

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.
  2. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets.

Mary A. Russell

b. 22 August 1848, d. 28 January 1923
     Mary A. Russell was born on 22 August 1848 at Painesville, Lake Co., OH. She was the daughter of David Russell and Anne Maria Holmes. Mary A. Russell married William Jay Pratt, son of Almerin Pratt and Abi Lavinia Viets, on 5 December 1872 at Painesville, Lake Co., OH.1 Mary A. Russell died on 28 January 1923 at age 74.

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.

Henry Pratt1

b. 1844, d. 1852
     Henry Pratt was born in 1844.1 He was the son of Almerin Pratt and Abi Lavinia Viets.1 Henry Pratt died in 1852.1

Citations

  1. [S208] Dorothy Dean Viets Schell, Viets, Page 124.

Elijah P. Holcombe1

b. 1 December 1818, d. 5 January 1891
     Elijah P. Holcombe was born on 1 December 1818 at Huntington Twp., Gallia Co., OH.1 He was the son of Enoch Holcombe and Priscilla Percey.1 Elijah P. Holcombe married Hannah Deckard on 8 August 1845 at Gallia Co., OH.1,2 Elijah P. Holcombe died on 5 January 1891 at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, at age 72.1,3 He was buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH.3

Elijah P. and Hannah were enumerated in the 1850 Huntington, Gallia Co., OH, federal census. He was a farmer age 30, she was 20. Children in the household were Emily 2, and Rosetta 1. They were again enumerated in Huntington in the 1860 Federal Census. He was 44, she was 34. Children in the household were Emily 13, Elizabeth 11, Enoch R. 9, Edward 7, Lucinda 4, and Calphernia 2.

Elijah and Hannah were enumerated in the 1870 Beaver, Pike Co., OH, federal census. He was a farmer age 52, she was 41. Children in the household were Elizabeth 21, Enoch R. 19, Edward 17, Lucinda 15, Californa 12, George B. 10, Ruby 7, Ellen 4, and Mary 1.

Elijah and Hannah were enumerated in the 1880 Jefferson, Ross Co., OH, federal census. He was a farmer age 64, she was 53. Children in the household were George 18, Ruba F. 14, Mary F. 12, Albert G. 9, Emily Hammond 33, (grandchildren) Henry Hammond 13, Thomas Hammond 7, George Hammond 5, and Hannah Hammond 2.

Children of Elijah P. Holcombe and Hannah Deckard

Citations

  1. [S299] Chris Boren, January 18, 2001.
  2. [S321] Gallia Marriages, online http://www.ancestry.com
  3. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial Id # 138193827.
  4. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

Samuel R. Holcombe1

b. 30 July 1821, d. 23 July 1895
     Samuel R. Holcombe was born on 30 July 1821.1 He was the son of Enoch Holcombe and Priscilla Percey.1 Samuel R. Holcombe married Polly Calhoon on 27 April 1848 at Gallia Co., OH.1,2 Samuel R. Holcombe died on 23 July 1895 at age 73.1

Samuel R. and Polly were enumerated in the 1850 Huntington, Gallia Co., OH, federal census. He was a farmer, age 27, she was 20. Children in the household were Richard 2, and Elijah P. 2 months.

Children of Samuel R. Holcombe and Polly Calhoon

Citations

  1. [S299] Chris Boren, January 18, 2001.
  2. [S321] Gallia Marriages, online http://www.ancestry.com
  3. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

Polly Calhoon1

b. 1 December 1830, d. 2 December 1904
     Polly Calhoon was born on 1 December 1830.1 She married Samuel R. Holcombe, son of Enoch Holcombe and Priscilla Percey, on 27 April 1848 at Gallia Co., OH.1,2 Polly Calhoon died on 2 December 1904 at age 74.1

Children of Polly Calhoon and Samuel R. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S299] Chris Boren, January 18, 2001.
  2. [S321] Gallia Marriages, online http://www.ancestry.com
  3. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

Hannah Deckard1

b. 20 January 1828, d. 6 January 1906
     Hannah Deckard was born on 20 January 1828 at Vinton, Gallia Co., OH.1,2 She married Elijah P. Holcombe, son of Enoch Holcombe and Priscilla Percey, on 8 August 1845 at Gallia Co., OH.1,3 Hannah Deckard died on 6 January 1906 at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, at age 77.1,2 She was buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH.2

Children of Hannah Deckard and Elijah P. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S299] Chris Boren, January 18, 2001.
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, memorial Id # 53505513.
  3. [S321] Gallia Marriages, online http://www.ancestry.com
  4. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

John Hayden

b. 4 November 1750, d. 1814
     John Hayden was born on 4 November 1750.1 He was the son of Ebenezer Hayden and Mary Trumbull. John Hayden married Anna Trumbull, daughter of Ammi Trumbull Jr., on 15 November 1772.1 John Hayden died in 1814.1

John had a passion for buying and selling. When I was a boy it was said that "John Hayden once owned all the land from the Ebby Hayden corner to the river." He built five houses west of his father's, kept store and lived in them one by one, his family remaining in the last one built until about 1840. He was not successful in business and died leaving a small estate. His widow died in extreme old age. When I commenced this genealogical hunt, she rendered me valuable assistance. Her grandfather, Ammi Trumble, was a brother of Joseph Trumbull, the father of "Brother Jonathan."2

Child of John Hayden and Anna Trumbull

Citations

  1. [S241] Jabez Haskell Hayden, Hayden Family, Page 134.
  2. [S241] Jabez Haskell Hayden, Hayden Family.

Anna Trumbull

b. say 1754, d. 1 May 1848
     Anna Trumbull was born say 1754; based on age at death.1 She was the daughter of Ammi Trumbull Jr. Anna Trumbull married John Hayden, son of Ebenezer Hayden and Mary Trumbull, on 15 November 1772.1 Anna Trumbull died on 1 May 1848.1

Child of Anna Trumbull and John Hayden

Citations

  1. [S241] Jabez Haskell Hayden, Hayden Family, Page 134.

Joseph Trumble Hayden

b. 12 May 1796, d. 29 November 1831
     Joseph Trumble Hayden was born on 12 May 1796.1 He was the son of John Hayden and Anna Trumbull. Joseph Trumble Hayden died on 29 November 1831 at age 35.1

Joseph was by occupation a farmer and brickmaker. He was skilled in the art of burning brick. He was a man of sterling character, a good citizen and estimable neighbor, and his untimely death, by fever, cut short a life of promised usefulness. He remained with and cared for his mother and sisters, assisting his brother John in that filial duty.2

Child of Joseph Trumble Hayden and Mary Hanks

Citations

  1. [S241] Jabez Haskell Hayden, Hayden Family, Page 166.
  2. [S241] Jabez Haskell Hayden, Hayden Family.

Judge Charles Trumbull Hayden

b. 4 April 1825, d. February 1900
     Judge Charles Trumbull Hayden was born on 4 April 1825 at Haydens, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Joseph Trumble Hayden and Mary Hanks. Judge Charles Trumbull Hayden died in February 1900 at age 74.

Children of Judge Charles Trumbull Hayden and Sallie Cavert Davis

Citations

  1. [S241] Jabez Haskell Hayden, Hayden Family, Page 230.

Senator Carl Trumbull Hayden

b. 2 October 1877, d. 25 January 1972
     Senator Carl Trumbull Hayden was born on 2 October 1877 at Hayden's Ferry (now Tempe), Maricopa Co., AZ. He was the son of Judge Charles Trumbull Hayden and Sallie Cavert Davis. Senator Carl Trumbull Hayden died on 25 January 1972 at Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 94. He was buried at the family plot, Tempe Butte Cemetery, Tempe, Maricopa Co., AZ; cremated.

from the University of Arizona Library Archive Web Site:

Carl Trumbull Hayden, US Representative and US Senator, was born in Hayden's Ferry (now Tempe), Maricopa County Arizona, October 2, 1877. After attending public schools, he graduated from the Normal School of the Territory of Arizona at Tempe in 1896. He attended Stanford University in California, 1896--1900, where he met Nan downing, later his wife. His family's mercantile enterprises and the flour-milling business in his hometown of Tempe claimed his attention, 1900-1904. He served as a member of the Tempe Town Council, 1902-1904, and as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at St. Louis in 1904. His first full-time elective office was treasurer of Maricopa County, 1904-1906, followed by sheriff of Maricopa County, 1907-1912.

After admission of Arizona as a state in the Union he was elected as a Democrat to the 62nd and to the next seven Congresses, serving from February 19, 1912 to March 3, 1927. During the First World War he was commissioned a major in the US Army. He was elected to the US Senate in 1926 for the term commencing March 4, 1927 and was reelected in 1932, 1938, 1944, 1950, 1956 and again in 1962 for the term ending January 3, 1969. Hayden was not a candidate in 1968 for reelection to the Senate. He Arizona senator was president pro-tempore of the Senate, January 1957-January 1969.

Carl Hayden, as he was known in politics, was arguably the single most important individual in shaping Arizona's rapid growth from a sparsely settled, arid frontier territory near the beginning of the twentieth century to a modern urban state in the last half of the century.

Hayden's pioneer father, Charles Trumbull Hayden, founded Tempe and was a leader in establishing what is now Arizona State University. His mother, Sallie, was active in the first stirring of women's political activism, and sisters Mary (Mapes) and Sallie were active outside their homes. Carl married Nan Downing, a southern California high school teacher, in 1908.

As a twenty-five-year-old Carl Hayden traveled to Washington to lobby for the Salt River Project as Congress debated the Federal Reclamation Act in 1902. Ten years later he returned as Arizona's first congressman. After election to the Senate in 1926, he became known as the "silent senator", but nonetheless influenced federal policymaking in natural resource development, water reclamation, and land-use management.

Hayden's early education was the beginning of a lifetime spent in public affairs. He characterized his role in the Congress as that of a "workhorse" rather than that of a "show-horse". While his career appears to have been planned in advance, there were roadblocks along the way. One major obstruction occurred when adverse family finances necessitated his dropping out of the university before he could achieve a law degree. On the other hand, Arizona achieved admission as a state at an opportune moment in Hayden's career. He made a political career as a Democrat starting early in a century when that party was to play a dominant role in national politics.

Throughout his public career Carl Hayden exhibited a continuing concern for natural resources. Mining and cattle-raising were important in the Arizona Territory when Hayden first entered politics. By the time of Hayden's service as county sheriff, Maricopa County had quieted down and was ready for transformation into irrigated farming-ranching. Carl Hayden's father had inaugurated ferry service across the Salt River at the site of Tempe; the railroad was reality and the new automobile created a need for faster travel and transport via new highways.

The Salt River and Yuma water projects were approved and got underway before the First World War. By the end of the 1920's the flow of the Colorado River itself was divided by Congress, water storage and diversion dams were build on the Gila River, and Congress approved construction of a high storage and hydroelectric dam in Boulder Canyon (now Hoover Dam) after a filibuster by Arizona Senators Henry F. Ashurst and Hayden. The annual floods of the Colorado were near an end.

Senator Hayden co-authored the Hayden-Cartwright Act in the mid 1930's, which was aimed in part at putting unemployed men back to work during the Great Depression. Federal funds were to be used to match funds from the state governments for highway planning and construction. The approach of the Second World War closed the Depression era, and ushered in military and air base construction in the South, the West, and Arizona as well. He staunchly gave support to the war effort in the early 1940's, and was a supporter of US policies in Europe following the Second World War aimed at containing and reversing Soviet strategic initiatives.

Carl Hayden consistently advocated establishing a system of national parks and monuments, protecting national forests, educational and health programs for Indian peoples, while developing the nation's economy by such programs as water storage and hydropower. He concerned himself with immigration matters and the international border with Mexico, and with wildlife, recreation and wilderness areas. Early in his public life he supported women's suffrage, but later had reservations about the Equal Rights Amendment. He was a late supporter of civil rights and Medicare.

Bringing water from the Colorado River to central Arizona had assumed increasing priority for the Arizona Congressional delegation for nearly half a century, but first necessitated a US Supreme Court decision and overcoming California's opposition. The legislative climax of Hayden's career was approval in 1968 of the nation's largest water project, the Central Arizona Project (CAP), to transport Colorado River water to Phoenix and Tucson via a series of aqueducts.

Hayden's political power came from his uninterrupted service (seniority) in the Senate, his committee work, especially for chairing the annual hearings on water reclamation bills, and as chairman of the Appropriations Committee.

From his first election to Congress until his final retirement he never lost an election, and typically faced weak or no opponents at election time. His nearly fifty-seven years in Congress is a record likely to stand. During the first part of his service in Congress Hayden represented one of the nation's least populous states, but Arizona growth surged ahead of the national growth rate following mid-century. Electronics and tourism were new leaders of Arizona's economy.

Retired, he resided in Tempe, Arizona, and died in Mesa, Arizona, January 25, 1972. Following cremation, ashes were interred in the family plot at the Tempe Butte Cemetery, Tempe, Arizona.