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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 married, August 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.