Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sources on the Hayward Family

The best source on the Gammon and Sarah Hayward family is the book Gammon Hayward: 1828-1883 by Ida Hayward Wagstaff, published in 2006. My mother sent me a copy. It is a well-documented book which tells about the Haywards and their roots in England, their conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, their move to America, and the history of the family in America. An interesting chapter in the book tells of a trip to see the Hayward family home in Deal, Kent, England.

Other sources about the Hayward family include accounts by various people about their voyage in the ship the International and their trip across the plains in the Jacob Gates Company. I also have some short anonymous biographies provided to me by my grandparents. I will post these in turn, but for some reason, processing the information on the Hayward family is proving to be a challenge. The posts for the next while might be a bit sporadic and brief!

The photo of the Deal seafront is from wikipedia.

2 comments:

  1. Hi my name is Ian Hayward, I am the fifth great-grandson of Gammon and Sarah Hayward. Recently I have become interested in finding out more about the Hayward family history, and the information you have given has been fascinating. I am really interested in purchasing a copy of Gammon Hayward: 1828-1883 by Ida Hayward Wagstaff, but I have not been able to find anything whatsoever on the internet about it. I would greatly appreciate it you could provide me with any information on how to obtain the book. My email is ianhayward44@yahoo.com Thank you so much.

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  2. Hi Ian! Thanks for leaving a comment. I tried to send an email to that address but it was returned as undeliverable. If you could send me an email at who needs donuts 1 (that's all one word) at verizon dot net, I would be happy to forward the question on to Mrs Wagstaff.

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