Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. William Stone Hayward

The Rev. William S. Hayward was born in Sodus, New York, on 24 September 1839, the son of Josiah and Dorothy (Stone) Hayward. His middle name is given erroneously as Sloane in Lloyd's 1898 Clerical Directory. He married Martha Jane Avery on 2 September 1868 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He graduated from Berkeley Divinity School, was ordained a deacon in 1866 and a priest in 1867. He took a deep interest in Native Americans and attempted to translate the Bible into a particular language for much of his life. He served a s missionary in the oil fields and at New Hartford, New York, from 1867 to 1868. He moved to New Castle, Pennsylvania, serving there from 1868 to 1869, then returned to New York to serve missions at Morley and sourrounding areas from 1869 to 1870. He was at Hoganstown and Chateaugay, New York, from 1870 to 1874, at Cayuga from 1874 to 1876, at Onandaga from 1876 to 1877, and Canistota from 1878 to 1881. He then moved west to Michigan, serving missions at Baldwin and Mainistee from 1881 to 1886. He moved south to Indiana, serving at Frankfort in 1886 and at St. Mary's, Delphi, from 1887 to 1888. He then went west to Wisconsin, serving missions at Ashipunn from 1888 to 1892, and Evansville, Wisconsin, from 1892 to 1893. He returned to New York and settled in Morristown, serving there from 1893 to 1894, and as rector of Emmanuel Church, East Syracuse, from 1894 to 1900. He retired in Syracuse, where he continued to work on his Bible translation. He died in Syracuse on 27 June 1827 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.