From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

page 749


Francis Hayward was born in Marion County, Ohio, in June, 1835.  When fourteen years of age he

moved with his parents to Lagrange County, Ind., where his father, Isaac Hayward, died in February,

1883.  In 1879 he came to Steuben County and bought a farm on the east half of the southwest quarter

of section 23, Salem Township.  The first improvements were made by Abram Davis.  Mr. Hayward

was married in Lagrange County to Nancy Staner, daughter of Jacob Staner, who died July 4, 1874,

leaving one son--Robert.  After coming to Steuben County Mr. Hayward married Mrs. Emeline

(Rodabaugh) Sloat, daughter of Adam Rodabaugh and widow of David Sloat.  She was born in

Portage County, Ohio and removed with her parents to Stark County, Ohio, where she married Mr. Sloat.  In 1872 she came to Steuben County.  She has three children by her first marriage--Edward, Henry and Rosa.


Submitted by: Kim Davoli