Lottimore Hayden constructed this, the oldest brick house in Nicholas County, in 1796-7. He migrated from New Jersey, was reportedly
well to do and arrived with slaves. According to Bob King, a Hayden descendant, 'William Hayden, Lott's father, along with five of his
sons served in the Revolutionary War. For his service, he and his sons were given property in KY, PA & WV. The Lott Hayden property in KY
was a part of this original land grant.
'The basement was used for disciplining the slaves. I found shackles there in 2001, but on returning in 2005, they had been removed.
The slaves quarters were outside & to the north of the house. I found a small corner of the original structure remaining & photographed
it, but it has been bulldozed since. I'm attaching a photo of the front of the house before the restoration. To put the Hayden Farmhouse
in a timeline, it was built when Geo. Washington was president ...'