I have a great-great-great grandfather who is extremely difficult to track down. I'm fairly certain my relative William M. Hayden/Heddy is the son of a Harriet Ayers of Tippah County. His father's surname was some variant of Heddy/Heddey/Hayden/Heddon/Hedden. I cannot find any definite answers about this surname but I believe his first name may have been Hamilton... or maybe that's yet another false surname.
William M. married my g-g-g grandmother Rebecca Hatchell under the surname Hayden, but they raised their children as Heddy/Heddey. I am so lost and confused!