Hayes is an extremely common surname so it makes them difficult to search.  The only thing really going for us is the name “Sylvester” to aid in the search.  Seems the family is originally from Ireland or England, and it appears that they were not married until they lived in Ohio.  From Ohio they moved to Joliet, Will County, Illinois.  Daughter Mary Ellen Hayes married Stewart Sinyard.  (I intend to add more information here with documents, etc.)