|IRA HAYES was born February 18, 1797 in Ohio. In 1844 the Hayes settled on a farm two miles west of town. There were two sons, Plympton and Enos, and a daughter, Harriett.Mr. Hayes was a very devout Methodist, and in his younger days, was trained as a Religious Exhorter. He spoke frequently to the first Methodist families in their Class Meetings. His death occurred May 20, 1888, Mrs. Hayes was Julia Durand, born March 27, 1797, and she died April 5, 1866, in Oregon.
Ref. Methodist Church History, Oregon, WI