Hay, Carson D.

Born: 1819-03-13 Illinois

Died: 1893-02-13 Hot Springs, Arkansas

Flourished: Illinois

Carson D. Hay was born into a large family that resided in White County, Illinois. He was described as a physician in the 1850 census and ten years later was listed in the census as a merchant living in Jasper County. Between at least 1862 and 1865, Hay resided in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a clerk, then returned to Illinois and served as a pension agent in Centralia. Hay was active in Republican politics in Illinois and was a delegate from Jasper County to the 1858 and 1860 Illinois Republican Conventions. Hay married Mary A. Tansill and the pair had children.

History of White County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1883), 509-11; Centennial History of Arkansas (Chicago and Little Rock: S. J. Clarke, 1922), 3:1128; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Carmi, White County, IL, 267; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 17 June 1858, 2:3; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Jasper County, IL, 101; The Press and Tribune (Chicago, IL), 7 April 1860, 2:2; The Chicago Daily Tribune (IL), 24 October 1885, 10:7; Thomas Hutchinson, comp., Boyd’s Washington and Georgetown Directory (Washington, DC: Thomas Hutchinson, 1862), 96; Andrew Boyd, comp., Boyd’s Washington and Georgetown Directory (Washington, DC: Hudson Taylor, 1865), 221; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1865 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1866), 143; Gail Ashbrook, comp., Hollywood Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions, ed. by Bobbie Jones McLane (Hot Springs, AR: Garland County Historical Society, 2002), 55.