- Birth Date
- 6 December 1814
- Death Date
- 16 August 1893
Hayward was a member of the Mormon Battalion and became part of the Pueblo sick detachment. He was re-baptized in the Salt Lake Valley on 8 August 1847 by S. H. Goddard [Stephen Hezekiah Goddard who had crossed the plains with the Brigham Young Vanguard Company.] Later Hayward returned to Winter Quarters but he again crossed the plains in 1851.
- Age at Departure: 32
- Age at Departure: 36
- Hayward Thomas reminiscences and journal, 1848-1851, 14-16.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 , , 244-45.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin. The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996, 23.
- Salt Lake Stake Record of Members, 1848-1917.
- Thomas, Hayward, Reminiscences and journal, 1848-1851, 27-35.