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William Hayes Papers

   
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  1. Hayes Certificate 1833052001, Jane Conover's Certificate
    Certificate of dismissal from the Reformed Presbyterian Church issued before the Hayes family headed west.
    Manuscript, 8 inches x 10 inches.

  2. Hayes Certificate 18330520B01, for Mr. & Mrs. William Hayes
    Certificate of dismissal from the Reformed Presbyterian Church issued before the Hayes family left for the west.
    Manuscript, 8 inches x 10 inches.

  3. Hayes Homestead Documents
    Two homestead documents:
    Cert. 5415 filed October 10, 1839, Register of the Land Office at Kaskaskia (80 acres)
    William Hayes purchased eighty acres in Randolph County located at the Northwest quarter and Southeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section twenty-nine in Township four Southwest of Range five West. The land was purchased at the land office in Kaskaskia, Illinois on October 1, 1839. It is signed by President Martin Van Buren
    Cert. 8519 filed July 1841, Register of the Land Office at Kaskaskia (40 acres)
    William Hayes purchased forty acres in Randolph County located at the Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section thirty-two in Township four South of Range five West. The land was purchased on July 1, 1841 at the land office in Kaskaskia, Illinois. It is signed by President John Tyler.

  4. Hayes Legal Document 18411103, Land Transfer
    November 3, 1841: An indenture between William Robbertson and William Hayes, both of Randolph County. Robbertson sold Wiilam Hayes, for $50, the following tract of land: the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 29, town four south, range five west containing forty acres. Signed by William Robertson and witnessed by Robert Willson and Henry Rupert. Also signed by John Campbell, J.P.
    Manuscript, 12 4/8 inches x 15 5/8 inches.

  5. Hayes Legal Document 18411103, Land Transfer
    November 3, 1841: An indenture between William Robbertson and William Hayes, both of Randolph County. Robbertson sold Wiilam Hayes, for $50, the following tract of land: the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 29, town four south, range five west containing forty acres. Signed by William Robertson and witnessed by Robert Willson and Henry Rupert. Also signed by John Campbell, J.P.
    Manuscript, 12 4/8 inches x 15 5/8 inches.

  6. Hayes Legal Document 18431109, Court Case
    Case 91, Circuit Court Record, Warren County, Box 7. Hannah's suit against Borders is dismissed in Warren County.
    Manuscript, 8 1/2 inches x 9 3/8 inches.

  7. Hayes Legal Document 18431109, Court Case
    Case 91, Circuit Court Record, Warren County, Box 7. Hannah's suit against Borders is dismissed in Warren County.
    Manuscript, 8 1/2 inches x 9 3/8 inches.

  8. Hayes Legal Document 1844041501, Perry County Trial Transcript
    Perry County Trial Transcript, April 1844, Borders v. Hayes.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 1/2 inches.

  9. Hayes Legal Document 184412xx, Supreme Court Trial
    Supreme Court Opinion on "Hay(e)s vs. Borders".

  10. Hayes Legal Document L1820022101, Indenture Papers
    Fifteen-year old Charles Hayes indentures himself to William Hayes as an apprentice to learn the "art of farming". He was indentured until the age of 21.
    Manuscript, 7 5/8 inches x 12 2/8 inches.

  11. Hayes Legal Document L1820022101, Indenture Papers
    Fifteen-year old Charles Hayes indentures himself to William Hayes as an apprentice to learn the "art of farming". He was indentured until the age of 21.
    Manuscript, 7 5/8 inches x 12 2/8 inches.

  12. Hayes Legal Document L1841021201, Request for Judgment Release
    Letter asking that Hayes release a judgment against Mr. Fulton for land that Fulton says he has paid for.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 5/8 inches.

  13. Hayes Legal Document L184102xx01, Judgment Release Form
    William Hayes sells some property in Peoria County (not designated) to Seth and Isaiah Fulton of Peoria County for $253. He assures them that the property is free from all encumbrances. The last paragraph certifying by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Randolph County is not filled in with the name of the Clerk or the day and month of 1841. It is also unsigned.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 5/8 inches.

  14. Hayes Legal Document L184102xx01, Judgment Release Form
    William Hayes sells some property in Peoria County (not designated) to Seth and Isaiah Fulton of Peoria County for $253. He assures them that the property is free from all encumbrances. The last paragraph certifying by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Randolph County is not filled in with the name of the Clerk or the day and month of 1841. It is also unsigned.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 5/8 inches.

  15. Hayes Legal Document L18431226, Land Purchase Offer
    William Addison offers to purchase 240 acres of land from William Hayes situated on the north side of his lane with all the improvements and crops at present whereon marked in being the north east quarter of Section thirty in Township four south of range five west containing 160 acres. Also "the east half of the south east quarter of Section thirty in Township four south of range five west containing eighty acres" along with improvements. Mr. Hayes is to be able to remove the "log building to the west of the other building and to have the use of various buildings and offices till April 1844. At that time William Addison will pay him $1,950 in gold.
    Manuscript, 7 5/8 inches x 12 1/2 inches.

  16. Hayes Legal Document L18431226, Land Purchase Offer
    William Addison offers to purchase 240 acres of land from William Hayes situated on the north side of his lane with all the improvements and crops at present whereon marked in being the north east quarter of Section thirty in Township four south of range five west containing 160 acres. Also "the east half of the south east quarter of Section thirty in Township four south of range five west containing eighty acres" along with improvements. Mr. Hayes is to be able to remove the "log building to the west of the other building and to have the use of various buildings and offices till April 1844. At that time William Addison will pay him $1,950 in gold.
    Manuscript, 7 5/8 inches x 12 1/2 inches.

  17. Hayes Legal Document L1844061701, Hannah Morrison appoints Hayes as attorney
    Hannah Morrison appoints Hayes to be her "true and lawful attorney" and demands that Borders pay her $100 for the work she did for him. It is signed with her "mark".
    Manuscript, 7 7/8 inches x 12 2/8 inches.

  18. Hayes Legal Document LT1834062001, Land Transfer
    A deed made out ot William Hayes from John McDowell of Detroit City, County of Wayne, Territory of Michigan for $756 a tract of land: County of Peoria, State of Illinois "the same being in two tracts containing one hundred and sixty acres each tract one of the said tracts of land being the south west quarter of section seventeen of township eight north in range eight east, and the other tract being the northwest quarter of section four of township eight north of range eight east and which said two tracts of land are situated in the Military Bounty District of lands within said State of Illinois." Signed June 20, 1834 by John McDowell.
    Manuscript.

  19. Hayes Legal Document LT1837022801, Land Transfer
    William Hayes is bound to Augustus 0. Garrett for the sum $20,000. Hayes also sells Garrett some land for $3,500 with $500 down and the rest in three installments. The land is situated in Peoria County in the south east quarter of section no. five in township no. eight north of the base line in range no. eight east of the fourth principal meridian. It is signed by William Hayes and witnessed by A.M. Hunt.
    Manuscript, 7 5/8 inches x 12 inches.

  20. Hayes Legal Document LT1837051501, Land Transfer
    A Deed made May 15, 1837 between Reubin Pyles and William Hayes, both of Randolph County. William bought, for $50, the following land: 160 acres in the State of Arkansas—north east quarter of section 28 township three north in range ten west in the tract appropriated for Military Bounties patented to Victor Chatagn Nov. 27th, 1820. Signed by R. Pyles and witnessed by John Armour and William Moyer.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 inches.

  21. Hayes Legal Document LT1837051501, Land Transfer
    A Deed made May 15, 1837 between Reubin Pyles and William Hayes, both of Randolph County. William bought, for $50, the following land: 160 acres in the State of Arkansas—north east quarter of section 28 township three north in range ten west in the tract appropriated for Military Bounties patented to Victor Chatagn Nov. 27th, 1820. Signed by R. Pyles and witnessed by John Armour and William Moyer.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 inches.

  22. Hayes Legal Document LT1837102801, Land Transfer
    Land transaction between John Branyon and William Hayes: Branyon sells Hayes a parcel of land in Peoria County. William Hayes purchases a tract of land from John Branyon of the Abbeville District of South Carolina for $200. The land lies in the Military Bounty Land in Peoria County situated in the southeast quarter of section five range eight north and eight east. It is signed by John Branyon, William M. Bell, and Alexander Branyon.
    Manuscript, 7 1/2 inches x 12 inches.

  23. Hayes Legal Document LT1840080801, Land Transfer
    This is an Indenture made August 8, 1840 between William and Anna Hayes and Gaius Jenkins. William and Anna sold a piece of land situated at the north half of section five of township six south, range six west. Said tract was patented to Zachariah Martin on December 22, 1817 and conveyed from him to Edwin Wear on January 12, 1819. The tract of land is on the Military Bounty lands in Illinois. Hayes sold the land for $100. Note: under "Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of is this note: "except the holders of the tax title withdrew before sining. There are no signatures as witnesses.
    Manuscript, 12 3/8 inches x 15 6/8 inches.

  24. Hayes Legal Document LT1840080801, Land Transfer
    This is an Indenture made August 8, 1840 between William and Anna Hayes and Gaius Jenkins. William and Anna sold a piece of land situated at the north half of section five of township six south, range six west. Said tract was patented to Zachariah Martin on December 22, 1817 and conveyed from him to Edwin Wear on January 12, 1819. The tract of land is on the Military Bounty lands in Illinois. Hayes sold the land for $100. Note: under "Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of is this note: "except the holders of the tax title withdrew before sining. There are no signatures as witnesses.
    Manuscript, 12 3/8 inches x 15 6/8 inches.

  25. Hayes Legal Document LT1840091001, Land Transfer
    An indenture made September 10, 1840 between Zina Osborne and William Hayes. Hayes paid Osborne $100 for a "certain lot of land being the north west quarter of the north west quarter of section fifteen township 4 south, range 5 est containing 40 acres. Also lot #9, block two in the town of Eden." However, it also says that if Zina Osborne pays $100 to William Hayes by September 10, 1843, then it will be "understood and agreed by and between the parties aforesaid; that if Zina Osborn shall well and truly pay and discharge the said note, agreeable to the true intent and meaning of the same that then this indenture and every part of it is to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue." It is signed by Zina Osborne in the presence of Nicholas Brown.
    Manuscript, 7 1/2 inches x 12 1/2 inches.

  26. Hayes Legal Document LT1840111801, Land Transfer
    A deed made November 18, 1840 between Samuel Wylie and William Hayes. Hayes bought Lots 8 and 9 in Block 24 in Eden for $516. (Several lines of other real estate descriptions is inked out.) This was signed by Samuel Wylie and witnessed by William McKean and William McCormick. On the back is written: Rev. Samuel Wylie to Wm Hays, Deed of Conveyance.
    Manuscript, 7 2/8 inches x 11 inches.

  27. Hayes Legal Document LT18410601B, Land Transfer
    Zina Osborne purchases the School Section, Section 16, Lot number 8 consisting of 40 acres from the State of Illinois.
    One sheet, 12 3/8 inches x 16 inches.

  28. Hayes Legal Document LT18410601B, Land Transfer
    Zina Osborne purchases the School Section, Section 16, Lot number 8 consisting of 40 acres from the State of Illinois.
    One sheet, 12 3/8 inches x 16 inches.

  29. Hayes Legal Document LT18410610A, Land Transfer
    Zina Osborne purchases the school section, Section 16, Lot #1, consisting of 40 acres from the state of Illinois, paying $2 per acre.
    One sheet, 12 3/8 inches x 16 inches.

  30. Hayes Legal Document LT18410610A, Land Transfer
    Zina Osborne purchases the school section, Section 16, Lot #1, consisting of 40 acres from the state of Illinois, paying $2 per acre.
    One sheet, 12 3/8 inches x 16 inches.

  31. Hayes Legal Document LT1842092401, Land Transfer
    September 24, 1842: Zina Osborne sold forty acres to William Hayes for $5.00. The property lay at the north west of the north west quarter of section fifteen township four south of five west. Also sold was one lot in Eden: #9 block two. It is signed by Zina Osborne and John Campbell, J.P.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 4/8 inches.

  32. Hayes Legal Document LT18421022, Land Transfer
    An indenture made October 22, 1842 between Asa F. Powers and his wife Elisabeth and William Hayes. Asa and Elisabeth Powers sold William Hayes, for $13.50, the following property: Lot #9 in Block 8 in Eden. Signed by Asa F. Powers. Witnessed by Robert J. McClure and Thomas Stevenson before John Campbell, a Justice of the Peace of Randolph County.
    Manuscript, 8 inches x 12 5/8 inches.

  33. Hayes Legal Document LT18421022, Land Transfer
    An indenture made October 22, 1842 between Asa F. Powers and his wife Elisabeth and William Hayes. Asa and Elisabeth Powers sold William Hayes, for $13.50, the following property: Lot #9 in Block 8 in Eden. Signed by Asa F. Powers. Witnessed by Robert J. McClure and Thomas Stevenson before John Campbell, a Justice of the Peace of Randolph County.
    Manuscript, 8 inches x 12 5/8 inches.

  34. Hayes Legal Document LT1844030901, Land Transfer
    March 9, 1844 William Hayes is "bound" to Samuel W. Dobbins for $500. If within three months, William Hayes presents a deed to land located in the Northwet of the Norwest of Section 15 and the Northeast of Northeast of Section 16 in Town IV South Range V West, then Hayes's obligation will be null and void. A map is drawn on the back of this document, showing the exact location of the land. Also on the back is written "Robert Par $240".
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 9 6/8 inches.

  35. Hayes Legal Document LT1844030901, Land Transfer
    March 9, 1844 William Hayes is "bound" to Samuel W. Dobbins for $500. If within three months, William Hayes presents a deed to land located in the Northwet of the Norwest of Section 15 and the Northeast of Northeast of Section 16 in Town IV South Range V West, then Hayes's obligation will be null and void. A map is drawn on the back of this document, showing the exact location of the land. Also on the back is written "Robert Par $240".
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 9 6/8 inches.

  36. Hayes Legal Document LT1844032501, Land Transfer
    March 5, 1844 Samuel McDowell of St. Louis sells William Hayes 120 acres of land in Randolph County for $350. The land lies in "the east half of the northeast quarter of section sixteen and the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section no. fifteen of township four south, Range five west." The deed is signed by Samuel McDowall and witnessed by Samuel Proudfoot and John Fisher.
    Manuscript, 7 7/8 inches x 12 inches.

  37. Hayes Legal Document LT18441005, Land Transfer
    October 5, 1844 Caleb Parker sells Mary Rachel Hayes the following lots in Eden for $800: Numbers 4,5,6, and 7 in Block 14. Witnessed by Samuel B. Skelly and William Hayes.
    Manuscript, 7 7/8 inches x 10 2/8 inches.

  38. Hayes Legal Document LT18441007, Land Transfer
    October 7, 1844 Mary Rachel Hayes owes Caleb Parker $1600. "The condition of this obligation" is that Caleb Parker purchases from Mary Rachel Hayes Lots 4, 5, 6, and 7 in Block 14 in Eden for $200.25 with interest of 10% to be paid within two years.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 1/2 inches.

  39. Hayes Legal Document LT18441007, Land Transfer
    October 7, 1844 Mary Rachel Hayes owes Caleb Parker $1600. "The condition of this obligation" is that Caleb Parker purchases from Mary Rachel Hayes Lots 4, 5, 6, and 7 in Block 14 in Eden for $200.25 with interest of 10% to be paid within two years.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 1/2 inches.

  40. Hayes Legal Document LT1844120501, Land Transfer
    December 18, 1844 William Hayes sells 120 acres to his sister-in-law, Jane Cownover, for $800. The land lies in the North half of the Northeast quarter of Section thirty one and the North West quarter of the North West quarter of section thirty two in township four South of range five West. It is signed by William Hayes and witnessed by James McDowell and Adam Wylie.
    Manuscript, 7 6/8 inches x 12 1/2 inches,

  41. Hayes Legal Document LT18490317, Land Transfer
    March 17, 1849 James Crawford sells Isaac Henry Hayes (William Hayes's son) several lots in Eden for $50. The lots are Lot #6 in Block 18 and Lot #3 in Block 19.
    Manuscript, 12 3/8 inches x 14 7/8 inches.

  42. Hayes Legal Document LT18490317, Land Transfer
    March 17, 1849 James Crawford sells Isaac Henry Hayes (William Hayes's son) several lots in Eden for $50. The lots are Lot #6 in Block 18 and Lot #3 in Block 19.
    Manuscript, 12 3/8 inches x 14 7/8 inches.

  43. Hayes Legal Document, 1843 Summons
    Hannah Morrison sues Andrew Borders for $500. The case is held on a change of venue in Warren County. These documents include a summons for Andrew Borders and a change of venue.
    Manuscript.

  44. Hayes Letter 1826081201, Ursula M. Taylor to William Hayes
    William Hayes' sister-in-law, Ursula Taylor urges him to move to Ohio.
    Manuscript, 16 inches wide x 13 long.

  45. Hayes Letter 1826102001, Ursula M. Taylor to William Hayes
    Ursula Taylor writes of her journey from New York state to Ohio after she had been gone for a month.
    Manuscript, 16 inches wide x 13 inches long.

  46. Hayes Letter 1827022901, M. J. Johnston to William Hayes
    William Hayes' mother-in-law, Rachel Johnston, receives a letter from her son Michael telling of family, church and business news.
    Manuscript, 15 1/2 inches wide x 9 1/2 inches high.

  47. Hayes Letter 1827070201, M. J. Johnston to William Hayes
    Anna Hayes' brother, Michael Johnston, writes to tell William Hayes to stop cutting lumber off his land. Includes family news.
    Manuscript, 16 5/8 wide x 10 high.

  48. Hayes Letter 1827100101, Ursula Taylor to William Hayes
    Ursula Taylor writes of sickness in her family. She wants William Hayes to visit them in Ohio.
    Manuscript, 16 inches wide x 10 inches high.

  49. Hayes Letter 1829031401, Andrew Miller to William Hayes
    Andrew Miller writes family and church news.
    Manuscript, 15 inches wide x 12 5/8 inches high.

  50. Hayes Letter 1829042801, Robert Spies to William Hayes
    Robert Speis an executor of John McDermid (deceased)sends "Invoice" for wheat.
    Manuscript, 6 2/8 wide x 8 inches long.

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