This is the third post about the children of William Haden, son of John, grandson of Anthony of Goochland and Hanover Counties. As stated in the first post - there are eleven children, I will not cite sources in these posts listing the children and grandchildren, but feel free to email me if you want additional information, or visit my website linked on the right-hand side of the Blog. My purpose is not to provide here everything I have found, but to alert the unsuspecting to many of the errors that have been perpetuated regarding the family.
7. John M. Haden was the seventh child of William and Ann Johnson Haden. His middle name is believed to have been Moseley, his paternal grandmother's surname. There are several John Moseley Hadens throughout the family to keep separated - luckily they are different generations. He was born about 1788 in Kentucky. He married Margaret Caldwell Jackson, daughter of John Jackson and Mary Cook, in Warren Co, KY on 7 Mar 1814. The Ancestral File of the LDS church has an exact date for his death that I have not seen elsewhere as 9 Feb 1817. A short autobiography written by a grandson, Joseph Benjamin Haden, in 1930, says that: "My paternal grandfather was John Haden of Kentucky. He was thrown from a horse and killed before he reached the age of thirty." Joseph Haden, John's older brother, was appointed guardian to John's two infant sons at the April Term of the Logan Co Court, 1820 - other family members would take over the guardianship after Joseph died. Apparently John's brother James was the administrator of the estate and after James died, James's widow and her brother became responsible. The early deaths of so many of the family members did create a lot of documents! The final settlement of John's estate in 1823, does show the rental of his farm in 1817 and 1818. Margaret remarried to Samuel David Sublett on 8 Feb 1819, and they continued to live on her dower lands for several years. Samuel Sublett appeared to be living with a married daughter in 1850, then with a son in Daviess Co KY in 1860. Margaret apparently died prior to 1850. The two sons of John Mosely and Margaret Jackson Haden are named as heirs of John M., deceased, in the estate settlement documents of their Haden grandfather.
...John M. Haden, was born 12 Feb 1815, according to the Ancestral File - a date for which I have no other proof but seems substantially correct. He married Frances A. White, 5 May 1843, in Canton, Madison Co MS. Her parents were John White and Frances Proctor and they had previously lived in Logan Co. Frances Proctor was a niece of Thomas Proctor who had married John M.'s aunt, Sally Haden. In 1837, John M. Haden had mortgaged his share of his father's lands to his uncle William Haden and in 1840 his stepfather Samuel Sublett assumed this mortgage in order to sell his wife's dower lands and the shares of her sons. In 1850, John and Frances and their two children, Mary age 5, and William A. age 2, were found in Jasper County, MO - both children having been born in Missouri. By February of 1852, John had died and Frances A. Haden was made administratrix of his estate. Frances and the children moved back to Kosciusko in Attala Co, MS, after John's death. I have a photo of Fendle Haden, a grandson of John M. & Frances who was then about eighteen; the photo was made at Starkville, MS and he may have been a college student. Apparently the photo had been sent to his Texas cousins.
A John Haden [who I believe was more likely originally a Hadden, not of the Haden family] was born 10 Dec 1816 in Logan Co KY and died 20 Jan 1892, buried Red River Cemetery in Logan Co. He married Nancy C. Neel in January of 1859. The Hadden family lived along the Red River; the Neils were neighbors. He has been confused with John M. Haden above. I have a copy of a deed of gift when John M. and William Franklin Haden's mother Margaret Jackson Haden Sublett gave money to their daughters, her granddaughters, in Missouri, proving without doubt that I have identified the correct John M. Haden who did not marry Nancy Neel and did not remain in Logan County.
...William Franklin Haden, the second son of John Moseley and Margaret Jackson Haden, was born 30 Sep 1817 in Warren County, KY. He was my husband's great great grandfather. If the date of death of his father is correct, he was born several months after his father died. He had a first marriage, not generally known by the family, to Mary Martha Ann Gaines of Warren Co, daughter of Elizabeth B. Gaines. They married 13 Jun 1837 and had two young daughters by 1840. William sold his share of his father's land to his stepfather in 1839 and sometime soon after the 1840 census, the family left for Missouri. They may have gone first to Jasper Co where his older brother was living, or possibly even traveled with his brother's family, but they soon settled in Greene County - Mary Martha either died on the way to Missouri or soon after their arrival. William F. married Mary Jane Perkins on 16 Dec 1845 in Greene Co, MO. She was the daughter of John Perkins and Mary Jane "Polly" Dunlavy and had been raised in Logan Co KY - they undoubtedly had been previously acquainted back in Kentucky. The Hadens lived in the part of Greene Co that became Christian Co MO in 1859. William F. is said to have gone with a party, including some of the Perkins family, to California during the Gold Rush, but found no gold and soon returned to Missouri. During the Civil War they lived in an area where much of the guerilla activity took place and at some point, William F. was arrested under suspicion as a Confederate spy. I have a family letter describing how the two older daughters of his first marriage rode horseback over the Ozark mountains from Christian County MO, to Fort Smith, Arkansas, to seek his release. During his absence, the Yankees burned out Mary Jane and she took their seven children, including an infant, and her stepdaughters, to Grayson County, Texas. Some of the Blakey family had already moved to Grayson Co from Missouri, so likely that was the reason for that particular destination. After William F. was released from prison, he joined his family - they lived briefly in Lamar Co, TX and then settled in Ladonia, Fannin Co, where they would remain for the next three generations. My husband was in fact born in Ladonia in 1939, but no Hadens are left there now. Two more daughters were born to William F. and Mary Jane after the war for a total of nine children. William Franklin Haden died 8 Sep 1880 and is buried Ladonia Cemetery; Mary Jane lived until 30 Jan 1918. Mary Jane deeded her home in "part of the original plat of the Town of Ladonia" to her grandson, Robert Charles Haden, in 1910; he was my husband's grandfather. The home is still in Ladonia and lived in although it no longer belongs to the family. My husband's father and his three brothers were all born in that home.
8. Samuel H. Haden was probably just younger than John Mosley Haden, born maybe about 1789-1791. Subsequent research could alter the order and birth years of the Haden children since none have actual proof, but dates when they became land owners, appeared on tax rolls, and married have been carefully considered. Samuel's middle name is unknown, although it might have been Harris for the surname of his maternal grandmother. Samuel is thought to have been the same Samuel "Hayden" who married Rebeccah Harris, 30 Jul 1813, in Madison County, KY - although that place was some distance from Logan County. Robert Harris, father of the bride, gave consent, but more than one Robert Harris was living in Madison Co at that time. There were Haden cousins, as well as Harris families from Albemarle Co VA, living in Madison Co KY. There is at least one earlier marriage between the Haden and Harris families back in Virginia. Letters in the Haden family show that sometimes sons were sent to live with uncles or older cousins to learn how to manage a plantation - perhaps Samuel had gone to Madison Co for that purpose, or even just for a visit or adventure when he met Rebecca. Family tradition in the descendants of Samuel also believe his wife was Rebecca. There is, however, a deed in Logan Co KY in January of 1836, when Samuel's wife is listed as Frances Haden, and she signs with that name. In the 1850 census in Simpson Co, KY where they were then living, the apparent spouse in the household has only an initial for her name - but it is F. Haden. Samuel's oldest son named his first daughter Rebecca, but Samuel named no daughters either Rebecca or Frances. And one descendant had dates for Rebecca's birth as 14 Jan 1792 and her death as 4 Jan 1835 from old family papers discovered in an old dresser or desk - the death is within a year after the birth of their 10th and last child. I believe that Samuel remarried soon after her death. There is a tradition Frances may also have been a Harris - a cousin of Rebecca. He had moved to neighboring Simpson Co about the same time as the deed of 1836 and the marriage may have taken place there where the records have been lost in a courthouse fire. Because of the loss of records in Simpson County, and the fact that the census enumerator used only initials for most names in 1850 and 1860, researching Samuel's family has been a challenge. Here are the children of Samuel H. and Rebecca Harris Haden; the exact birth dates came from the family papers described above - I do not have copies, only a transcription sent by email.
...William was born 7 Aug 1814. He married Elizabeth J. Proctor, 11 Sep 1837 in Logan County KY. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Proctor and Elizabeth Furbush - John Proctor was a nephew of the Thomas Proctor that married William's aunt, Sally Haden. By 1860, the couple had six children, the youngest born circa 1854, but no spouse/mother was present. Sometime before 1862, William married again to Amanda E. Calls and they had five more children. The family still lived in Simpson Co for the 1880 census.
...Robert Harris [some say Harrison] Haden was born 7 Mar 1816. He married Jane Elizabeth Curtis in East Feliciana Parish, 9 Nov 1843 - they had ten children. One of their daughters was named Frances Rebecca Haden perhaps using the names of both of his father's wives. Their youngest was named Robert Harris Haden - I believe that was also most likely his father's middle name. The two oldest children were born in Louisiana but by 1848, the family was back in Simpson Co KY. Jane died in 1871 and within a few years, Robert married Mary A. "Mollie" Kinchloe who is with him in 1880 in Christian Co KY. Mollie was probably a young widow because a nine-year-old stepson, W. W. Kinchloe is also in the household in 1880, along with a small daughter, listed as "A. B. Haden"age 1. Family papers say that Robert died in Montgomery Co, Tennessee, 8 Dec 1892.
...Ann H. "Nancy" Haden was born 27 Sep 1817; she married Joshua H. Spencer, son of David and Elizabeth C. Spencer on 8 Jan 1834, Logan co KY. They had probably five children as listed by their initials in the 1850 Simpson Co KY census. I haven't found the family in 1860, nor 1870, but in 1880 Ann was living in the household of her oldest son, Samuel Spencer in Warren Co KY. A descendant of this line found Ann's grave, Wand Cemetery, Warren Co; she is buried near her son David and his wife. Ann died 11 Apr 1904.
...Tyree Joseph Haden was born 27 Nov 1819, Logan Co KY. The somewhat unusual name Tyree is a given name used often in the Harris family found in Albemarle Co VA and later in Madison Co KY. He married in Platte County, MO, to Mourning Thorpe, 19 Jun 1840. The family was in Platte County for the 1850 census, but back in Simpson Co KY by 1860 with six children, all born in Missouri. Phillips Cemetery, Simpson Co has graves for Morning Haden [14 Feb 1818 - 15 Jun 1861] and two of the daughters, Mary E. who died at age 20; and Ann E. at age 15. By 1880, Tyree was living with his youngest daughter in Muhlenberg Co KY. An S. H. Haden is a Civil War soldier buried Smith's Grove Cemetery, Warren Co KY with the dates, S. H. Haden, b. 24 Oct 1842, d. 26 Oct 1926 - I believe this to be one of the sons of Tyree and Mourning - Samuel H. Haden, who was age 18 in 1860. [Yes, there were a plethora of Samuel H. Hadens...]
...Benjamin Haden was born 3 Oct 1821. Nothing else has been found; perhaps he died young. He appears to have been counted in the 1830 census, but probably not in 1840.
...Catherine L. Haden was born 6 Sep 1824, Logan Co, KY. Nothing else found. She does seem to be accounted for in the 1840 census.
...Mary E. Haden, born 8 Dec 1826. Family papers say she died 16 May 1890, in Kansas City, MO, but there is no information about a marriage or family or how she may have ended up in Kansas City. If these children were married in Simpson Co, which is likely, the records were lost. "M. E." female, age 22, was the only child still in the household of Samuel H. Haden in 1850.
...Joseph T. Haden, born 8 Feb 1829. Joseph was probably with the family in the 1840 census; not found later. Some of his brothers seem to have had a bit of wanderlust and Joseph may simply have gone from Kentucky by 1850.
...Samuel H. Haden, Jr. was born 3 Sep 1832. Samuel married 7 Feb 1856, Warren Co KY to Margaret, or Sarah Margaret, Blewett. Samuel and Margaret had ten children and lived out their lives in Simpson Co.
31 Mar 1904 [apparently the date the the Obituary appeared]
"Mr. Sam Haden one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of our town, died at his home in the Northern portion of the city Sunday afternoon of a complication of diseases. Mr. Haden was a life-long citizen of this county... He leaves a wife and 5 children. His remains were laid to rest at Old Zion church, in Warren county, on Tuesday."
From Simpson County Kentucky Obituaries: pre 1971, by Dorothy Donnell Steers, 1991
A FindAGrave.com listing for Samuel H. Haden in the Zion church cemetery, has the wrong mother listed for him in the Notes. Living in Logan Co KY at the same time as the family of William Haden, was a large family of Haddens. The spelling of the two surnames varies according to court clerks, sometimes both families receiving the same spelling. There is a Logan Co marriage, 7 Apr 1806, of a Samuel Haden to Margaret Hughes - the Hughes family were neighbors to the Haddens, but did not live near the Hadens who were all the way across the county. Tax records show the Hadden family had at least three Samuels. This marriage date is also a few years too early to be that of the Samuel who was son of William and Ann Johnson Haden. It must have been one of the Samuel Haddens that married Miss Hughes.
...Joshua S. Haden was born 19 Nov 1834, died 11 Jun 1840, Simpson Co KY. An old cemetery listing for Phillips Cemetery had his grave; the marker no longer exists. His uncle William Haden was also buried there.