The following obituary was written for a local paper by her son, Professor John Stewart:
"Huldah Hayes was b. at Bristol, Vt., March 6, 1800, and in 1820 she went with her father, David Hayes to the wilds of Northern Ohio and settled in Canfield, Mahoning County. She was married to John B. Stewart, and hand in hand did these two noble soldiers begin the battle of their long and useful lives. Being among the first settlers of the state, there were, of course, many hardships to be endured, but nobly did these two strong hearts bear every burden thrust upon them, and not within their own home circle, were their labors of love confined; there were neighbors and friends who needed words of encouragement and cheer, and with all such they were ever ready to sympathize" (Severance, B. Frank. Genealogy and biography of the descendants of Walter Stewart of Scotland and of John Stewart who came to America in 1718 and settled in Londonderry, N.H. Greenfield, Mass. : T. Morey & Son, 1905, pg. 69, 118-119).