[p. 922] a prominent farmer of North Beaver Township, in which he has spent his whole life, belongs to one of the early settled families of this section. He was born on his present farm, August 25, 1843, and is a son of David and Margaret (Crawford) Hayes and a grandson of David Hayes.
The Hayes family for generations back have belonged to Pennsylvania and the father of John W. Hayes and possibly the grandfather, was born in Beaver County. It was the grandfather who secured a tract of 200 acres of land in North Beaver Township, on which his son, David, and his daughter, Peggy, settled in 1837. The grandfather, David, had been engaged previously in the practice of law in Beaver County. David Hayes the second was married in Lawrence County, in 1840, to Margaret Crawford and they had one son, John W.
John W. Hayes, as mentioned above, has been identified with the interests of North Beaver Towmship throughout his entire life. As a large landowner and successful business man, he has naturally been assigned to a leading place in all movements affecting his neighborhood and in every case has justified the confidence of his fellow citizens.
In 1862, John W. Hayes was married to Jane Huston and they have had four children, namely: Charles, David Clark, Mrs. Elsie Livingstone and Samuel Bert. Both sons are prosperous farmers and valued citizens of North Beaver Township. Mr. Hayes is a most worthy member of the Presbyterian Church at Petersburg.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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