David N. Hayden, M.D.
physician and surgeon, Mount Sterling, was born in that village, April
11, 1853, and there
received his education. He learned the blacksmith trade under his
father and afterward
taught school for five terms. He then read medicine under Dr. F.S.
Kohler, from 1873 to 1879,
after which he attended lectures at the Ohio Medical College and began
the practice in Mount
Sterling in the spring of 1880. His health failed, and in the fall of
1883 he took a trip to California and was benefitted. He then resumed the
practice in Mount Sterling, and has devoted a portion of his time to
superintending his farm of 293 acres in Section 15. Dr. Hayden was
19, 1877, to Miss Sarah E. Froman, who was born in Jefferson Township
in 1845. Their four
children were born and named as follows: Morton, Ollie, twins, born
September 24, 1878, died
March 31, 1880, and August 21, 1879; Frederick, born August 10, 1880;
Dawson, born March
24, 1882. April 19, 1882, Mrs. Hayden passed away. The Doctor was
elected county surveyor
in the fall of 1883 and served two years. He is a member of the Anchor
Lodge No. 565, I.O.O.F.,
and Bennington Lodge No. 257, F.& A.M. His father, Nathaniel F.
Haydon, blacksmith and
manufacturer, was born in Alleghany County, N.Y., May 2, 1811. His
education was obtained in a common school, with some instruction in the
natural sciences, after which he learned his trade in Anjelica, N.Y. He
worked for three years in Mann's Ax Factory; then in 1836 moved to Indiana, locating in Vevay;
thence to Mount Sterling where he followed his trade. He was married in New York, September 25,
1834, to Miss Sarah M. Fuller who was born November 21, 1818, and they reared three children:
Minerva, born August 28, 1835; John, born September 29, 1838; Keziah M. born September 28,
1841. Mrs. Hayden died January 3, 1842, and he remarried September 28, 1843, Miss Lydia
Thrall, born at Walnut Hills, Hamilton Co., Ohio, July 23, 1819. By this union there were five
children: William F., born February 8, 1848; Jeraldo, born September 24, 1850; David N.,
born April 11, 1853; Matilda, born February 24, 1855; Clarence F., born October 16, 1857. Mr.
Hayden was a Baptist and died April 19, 1876; his wife, August 6, 1880. They were held in high
esteem by all who had known them in life.