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Issac Hays (1796 - 1859)

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Issac Hays
1796 - 1859
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1796
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February 24, 1859
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Issac Hays was born in 1796. According to his family tree, Issac was father to 2 children. Issac's partner was Eliza (Kennedy), and they had children Harrison Pete Hays and Elizabeth America Sparrow. He died on February 24, 1859 at 63 years of age.
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Father to 2 children, he passed away on February 24, 1859 at 63 years old. Issac Hays was born in 1796. According to his family tree, Issac's partner was Eliza (Kennedy), and they had children Harrison Pete Hays and Elizabeth America Sparrow.
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1796 - 1859 World Events

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In 1807, Issac was merely 11 years old when on August 17th, the Clermont - Robert Fulton's steamboat - made the first successful steamboat trip on the Hudson River between New York City and Albany. The boat ran at an average of 5 miles per hour.

In 1819, at the age of 23 years old, Issac was alive when on December 14th, Alabama was admitted as the 22nd U.S. state. Previously called "Alabama Territory", settlers and land speculators had begun pouring into the territory in what was called Alabama Fever, leading to its creation of a state..

In 1826, by the time he was 30 years old, on July 4th, former US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died. It was the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson died a few hours before Adams. Adams, unaware of Jefferson's death - who was both a friend and a rival - said as he was dying ""Thomas Jefferson survives."

In 1836, Issac was 40 years old when on February 23rd, the Battle of the Alamo began. A group of American settlers were surrounded by the Mexican Army, led by Santa Anna, at the Alamo. The battle lasted until March 6th - all of the settler army was killed. Historians estimate that 400–600 in the Mexican Army were killed.

In 1859, in the year of Issac Hays's passing, from August 28th through September 2nd, the largest solar storm recorded - the solar storm of 1859 - occurred. The Northern lights were seen as far south as Cuba and it knocked out telegraph communications.

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