Seventh Generation


804. Birchard Austin Hayes was born on 4 November 1853 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH. He lived in 2112 Ashland Ave., Toledo, OH between 1866 and 1905. He graduated in 1874 in Cornell University. Birchard graduated in 1877 in Harvard Law School, Harvard University. He lived in 2242 Robinwood Ave., Toledo, OH after 1905. He was buried in January 1926 in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Sandusky Co., OH. Birchard died on 24 January 1926 in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. He died of a chronic stomach ailment at home. He was an an attorney in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. He practiced law in Toledo for 36 years. He lived several years with his uncle, Sardis Birchard in Fremont, completing elementary and high school there.
He was a member of the Toledo Bar Association, the Toledo Club, Country Club and Toledo Chamber of Commerce. He attended the Collingwood Ave. Presbyterian Church, Toledo.

"December 26, 1870.-- Birchard came home from Cornell to spend Christmas vacation last Wednesday. Looks thin but healthy and happy. Is grown but little. Much improved in scholarship and fond of his student life. We originally called him Birchard, with no other Christian name. "Simple Birchard" was our phrase about it. When he grew large enough to know that Uncle Birchard's Christian name was Sardis, he took that name also. Finding it was no more agreeable to Uncle than it is to me, we asked him to drop it which he did a few weeks ago. I now offered him for his choice as a middle name either of his ancestral names, Scott, Cook, Austin, Russell, etc., etc. He chose Austin, the maiden name of my grandmother Birchard. So Birchard Austin Hayes it shall be. "
RBH Diary

Birchard Austin Hayes and Mary Nancy Sherman were married on 30 December 1886 in Norwalk, Huron Co., OH. Mary Nancy Sherman was born on 15 May 1859 in Norwalk, Huron Co., OH. She died on 22 June 1924 in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Sandusky Co., OH. She attended Norwalk public schools and Wells College. She spent much time after her mother's death with her aunt, Mrs. A.H. Miller of Fremont.
She was affiliated with the Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian Church of Toledo. She was on the Board of the Old People's Home, a member of Colonial Dames and D.A.R.

Birchard Austin Hayes and Mary Nancy Sherman had the following children:

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Rutherford Birchard Hayes was born on 2 October 1887 in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. He died on 27 November 1888 in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Sandusky Co., OH.

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ii.

Sherman Otis Hayes.

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iii.

Webb Cook Hayes II.

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iv.

Walter Sherman Hayes.

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v.

Scott Russell Hayes.