Born: 1810-XX-XX Maryland
Died: 1851-05-06 Sangamon County, Illinois
Flourished: 1840-1851 Sangamon County, Illinois
As early as 1840, Hay lived in Springfield, Illinois, where he was employed as a painter. By 1850, he had moved to a rural area of Sangamon County, where he was a farmer.
U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 9; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 282; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 6 September 1849, 2:2; 7 May 1851, 3:1.