Lewis Lewis Hayden (1816-1889) was born in slavery in Lexington Ky., and his wife and son were sold to U.S. Senator Henry Clay. Hayden eventually escaped with his second wife, Harriet, and son Joseph, and settled in this Beacon Hill home. Lewis Hayden became a well-known abolitionist, and their house became a stop on the Underground Railroad. Hayden recruited for the 54th Regiment, was a Grand Master of the Prince Hall Masons, and was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.