The following biographical sketch might help you:
CYRUS HAYES, deceased.— The members of the noble hand of pioneers who wended their way across the wilds of this region fifty years ago, are going one by one to that bourne whence no traveller returns, and it is very fitting that we should chronicle in this history of Harney county the salient points in the life of one worthy man, Cyrus Hayes, that his memory may be handed down to succeeding generations, since he was a real builder in the great west and a good man.
Cyrus Hayes was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, October 4, 1818, being the son of Bailey and Mary Hayes. He grew to manhood in his native place and then went to Marion county, Iowa. There, on February 15, 1855, he married Miss Julia A., daughter of W. S. and Catherine Duncan. Mr. Duncan was a native of Robinson county, Tennessee, came to Illinois when it was a territory, acted as sheriff of Franklin county for two terms. and also was a member of the legislature for one term while the territory of Illinois existed. Mrs. Duncan was born in Caldwell county, Kentucky, and was married in Franklin county, Illinois, where Mrs. Hayes was born on April 12, 1832. They removed to iowa, and later were in Warren county, that state. In 1862 Mr. Hayes with his wife and three children started across the plains with ox teams. The train consisted of one hundred and fifty wagons and some trouble was experienced with the Indians. Mrs. Hayes drove the oxen much of the way, which necessitated walking, and she has done very much hard labor which falls to the lot of the pioneer. They wintered in Auburn, Baker county, then went to Boise basin and in the fall following their arrival they went to Lane county. Mr. Hayes entered land and engaged in farming until 1874, when the family came to Lake county. In this latter place they lived until the death of Mr. Hayes,[p.696] which sad event occurred on September 24, 1887. Mr. Hayes died of heart disease while on the desert with his son, Marcellus B. His remains were buried at Paisley until 1901, when they were removed and now rest in the Silver Lake cemetery. The son, Scott, had come to Harney County and soon after the death of her husband, the mother came hither also and entered land where she now lives, three and one-half miles northwest from Lawen. She has a half section of fine hay land and owns some cattle. To Mr. and Mrs. Hayes there were born five children: Mary C., wife of William T. Hill, near Lawen; George W., married to Annie Alberson, at Burns; Scott, married to Mrs. Izora (Smith) Buck and they have one child, Ora Scott, and live near Lawen; Marcellus B., married to Belle Claypool, near Lawen; Linley Bailey, married to Edith Claypool, near Lawen. Mrs. Hayes has nobly borne the burdens of life since her husband was called hence and she is one of the highly esteemed residents of the county, and is beloved by all.
from "An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties"
published by Western Historical Publishing Company, 1902.