Descendants of Simon Hadley the Immigrant (IRE to PA/DE)

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  • ID: I2727
  • Name: Benjamin HADLEY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1761/1763 in Cross Creek, , North Carolina
  • Death: 17 FEB 1830 in , Baldwin Co, Alabama
  • Burial: Seven Mile Sprg, Baldwin Co, Alabama
  • Reference Number: 05-0087
  • _UID: 8FA1C1DDCBD15A498D9BDF2C6DA3D1A3C457
  • Note:

    DIRECT LINE OF: Carolyn Ballard; H. H. Elrod; John Hadley, Portland OR; B randy Hardison; Dora Singleton; Vickye White ;

    COMMENT: some records show a son for Benjamin and Elizabeth (Kenderson) H ADLEY named Thomas Benjamin Jefferson Hadley. Careful research over the y ears has shown this to to be incorrect. See notes at the end of this docu ment - tmc.

    UPDATE: 1999-10-28
    !BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN: Eloise Hadley to Hadley Society; ; summar y of desc. of Benjamin Hadley, dated 20 Oct 1999; ; ;

    UPDATE: 1998-03-01
    !PARENTS-BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE(1)&(2)-CHILDREN: Dora Singleton to Hadley S ociety; ; family group sheets; ; copy in possession of Hadley Society.

    !b & d date, spouse(1)&(2), children from: A HADLEY GENEALOGY Vol I, pu b by the Hadley Genealogical Soc. of So. Calif.; 1974, page 43 & 50.

    In the Tory raid upon Thomas Hadley's home which resulted in his death , Benjamin was taken captive and carried to an island in the Cape Fear Ri ver a few miles distant where he was lashed to a tree and abandoned. H e managed to work free of his bonds and escape. The island has since bee n known as Hadley's Island.

    The 1790 census indicates that Benjamin lived in Cumberland Co. NC an d that his family, at that time, consisted of one male over 16, one mal e under 16, two females and eleven slaves.

    About 1817 or before, Benjamin moved to Spanish Florida and settled i n a area north of present day Mobile, Al. The United States purchased Fl orida in 1819 and the state of Alabama was created from a portion of it i n the same year.

    Apparently Benjamin had some difficulty in establishing title to the la nds he had pre-empted. In the office of Commissioner of Agriculture, Tal lahasee, FL, (Book 2, p 226-227) is this record: --

    "Land Commissioners of Benjamin Hadley. Abstract. An abstract of claim ssd to land in West Florida founded upon actual inhabitationl and cultiva tion previous to the 22nd of February 1819; for which Articles of Confirm ation have been granted by the undersigned commissioners.
    #4 By whom claimed -- Benjamin Hadley
    Quantity of Acres -- 640
    Where situated -- Richland Ponds
    Occupation and Cultivation -- from 1817 to 1819
    General remarks -- As these claims are located in a section of the
    county where the lands are not valuable, the commissioners
    have considered it advisable in all cases to allow 640 acres.
    Signed: Samuel R. Overton
    Jas. M. White
    Craven P. Lockett

    Whether or not the land was valuable, Benjamin seems to have prospere d on it.
    In 1830 he sold several slaves to provide the money for his son Joshua ( 6-192) to go to Texas and acquire land there.

    Benjamin is buried at a place known as Seven Mile Spring on propertly o wned by a Mr. Patteson who operates a hunting and fishing lodge just of f the Baldwin Co. highway #61 between the villages of Lottie and Blackshe r. Benjamins negro body-servant is buried at his feet. Thier graves ar e enclosed by a wrought iron fence, with an ornate gate bearing the inscr iption "Hadley 1834". There are several unmarked graves outside the encl osure.
    (there are several other documents shown in vol I, pages 51 & 52, KC )

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    Supplement by John William Hadley 4 Jul 199 9
    Generation V - Benjamin Hadley
    Benjamin Hadley, son of Thomas and Mary Thompson Hadley, was report edly born in 1760 in what is now Fayetteville, North Carolina .

    Ben was the last of our family to be raised in the Quaker religion. Ben 's father and brothers owned slaves and were active in the American Revol ution. Those that had not already left the Society of Friends were aske d to do so.

    The details of Ben's life are largely unknown and other writers of H adley history have presented conflicting tales. The earliest recorded ev idence of Ben's life was on April 25, 1780 when he served as a witness t o a land purchase by his brother, Joshua.(1)

    After the Tories shot his father, Ben was taken to an isolated islan d in the Cape Fear River, bound securely, and left to be tortured by inse cts. He managed to escape and get back to his home. At this point in ti me the Tories had defeated the Whigs in North Carolina and the Hadley me n were no doubt hiding out and regrouping in the swamps. Ben was made th e ward of a Mr. Farmer, no doubt to protect him from further harassment . This is evidence that Ben was born later than 1760. His brother Simon s tated that his mother told him that he was born in 1760, so it is unlikel y they were both born in the same year.

    On July 25, 1782 Ben's brothers, John and Thomas, were named executo rs of Thomas Sr.'s estate (2) The estate was not settled until 1791, whe n things had finally calmed down. The Tory wars continued long after th e official end of the Revolutionary war. The estate papers of Thomas Hadl ey are preserved and on file at the NC State Archives in Raleigh. All o f his sons' original signatures are clear and distinctive.

    Ben was about 18-21 and it is believed that he moved to Burke County , Georgia, possibly to escape further persecution by the Tories. His bro thers, Simon and John, were involved in land transactions in Fayettevill e in 1783 (3), but Ben doesn't appear in any records in North Carolina un til December 13, 1788.

    On this date he purchased 150 acres in the swamps of Locks Creek from Wi lliam Skinner. (4) In the deed, Ben's residence is listed as Burke County , Georgia. His sister, Jane, was a witness.

    After his return to North Carolina, probably around 1785, he marrie d Elizabeth King of North Carolina and they had the following children : Joshua Hadley, born about 1786, married Obedience Cranthum; Mary Hadle y, married James Thompson.

    Benjamin was listed in the 1790 census in Fayetteville with his brot hers Simon, Thomas, Jesse and Joshua. All were listed as owning slaves . The census lists twenty-one Hadleys who were heads of families in Nort h Carolina at that date.(5)

    From Mrs. Phillip W. Bryant, Surveyor General Department, State of G eorgia, Atlanta: "In the index to the headright and bounty grants, I fin d only that a person named Benjamin Hadley was granted 250 acres in Burk e County in 1793; 100 acres in Burke County in 1789; and 100 acres in Bur ke County in 1789. In the 1805 Lottery a Benjamin Hadley, living in Mont gomery County at the time, received two draws, but both were blank and h e received no land. A Benjamin Hadley, living in Burke County, in this l ottery also received two blank draws."(6 )

    On April 30, 1790 Ben provided some of his slaves to serve in mainta ining the road which serviced his mother's home as well as the home of hi s brother, John Hadley. (7)

    In the January 1791 term of the Court of Pleas, Ben was chosen to se rve as a juror and a grand juror, his name being recorded in a number o f cases heard.(8)

    On January 18, 1791 the estate papers of Thomas Hadley were processe d and his personal property was divided amongst his children. The origin al documents are still preserved in the North Carolina Archives. Ben's s ignature and those of all his brothers and sister, Jane, are clear and le gible. Ben received two slaves, a mother and son, named Amy and Charlie.

    On October 13, 1795 Ben bought a parcel of land on the north side o f the Cape Fear River from Samuel Manley. One border was adjacent to hi s brother Thomas' property. (9)

    Along with the estate papers of Thomas Hadley found in the North Car olina Archives, is an accounting of a trust, formed from Thomas' estate , for the benefit of Benjamin Hadley. Ben Hadley was the ward of Benjami n Farmer, who was his guardian. Apparently, Farmer "mishandled" the fund s while Ben was moving between Georgia and North Carolina, because Ben hi red an attorney named William Duffy in 1804 and sued Farmer. The judgmen t June 15, 1808 was in Ben's favor and was for over 325 pounds. (10)

    Ben probably lived in comfort on his land in North Carolina from 179 5 until 1805 with his wife and two children. In 1805 a pestilence hit Fa yetteville and many people died. The epidemic killed Ben's brother Thoma s, and his wife. It has also been suggested that Ben's wife may have die d and also his brother Simon's wife and children. From records we have fo und in Georgia, it is now apparent that Simon and his family survived th e sickness, as we have photos of their graves and records of their lives.

    Simon Hadley became a state representative from newly formed Thomas count y, and his formerly unknown history has now come to light. In 1805, Ben l eft North Carolina with his brothers Simon and Jesse and the surviving re mnants of their families. They moved to Montgomery County, Georgia. I t is likely that Ben left his almost fully grown children with his wife' s family in North Carolina.

    The records of the Georgia Land Lottery - 1805 Ambrose Hadley, Warren C o. - 2 draws John Hadley, Burke Co. - 1 draw Benjamin Hadley, Montgomer y Co. - 2 draws Simon Hadley, Montgomery Co. - 2 draws Benjamin Hadley, B urke Co. - 2 draws Thomas Hadley, Montgomery Co. - 2 draws

    Much speculation exists about there being two Ben Hadleys in Georgi a in 1805. There is a probable reason, not mentioned by other Hadley gene alogies. It's possible that there was only one Ben Hadley and he entere d twice to improve his odds for obtaining more land. He still owned lan d in Burke County, and settled in Montgomery County with his brothers. S imon Hadley was listed in the 1820 census as a head of household in Montg omery County. (11)

    Ben applied for and was granted a passport through Indian territory an d into the Mississippi territory in November 1806. It is interesting tha t on this passport is listed a Frederick Hadley, of whom we know nothin g about. Sent to me by John Dean of Alabama, the heading reads "Georgia P assports" page 213.

    "EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
    Wednesday 12th November 1806 (246)
    On the recommendation of Patrick McGriff, Peter Thomas and H. Fulghum Es qrs.
    ORDERED

    That passports through the Cherokee nation be prepared for Benjamin and F rederick Hadley, Thomas Travis, and Joshua Kemp, and through the Creek na tion for Thomas C. Holmes Which were presented and signed (247)"

    Ben moved to Montgomery County, Mississippi sometime prior to 1810 . There he supposedly met and married Elizabeth (Bettie) Kenderson (Kenn elson, Kinnison). No marriage record has been found. Ben and Bettie ha d the following children:

    Jessie, born about 1810, married 1) Julia Johnson, 2) Phoebe Smith;
    James, born about 1810-1817, married Elisha Boone;
    Cynthia, born about 1812, married _____(Duffle);
    Simon, born May 1818, married Carolina Stuart;
    John, born Sept. 15, 1820, married Nellie Johnson;
    William, born about 1821, married Sallie Stuart;
    James, born about 1825, married Betty Stuart.

    It is not known where the children were born. Some writings say North Car olina, but this seems unlikely. An Elizabeth Hadley is listed as head o f household in Burke county Georgia in the 1820 census. There is record o f Ben Hadley in Burke county in 1821. I think it possible that Ben and Be ttie lived in the Mississippi territory from about 1807 until 1813. Whe n hostilities errupted, I think Ben may have moved Betty and the young ch ildren back to Georgia, where there was family and friends and greater pr otection. After the war, I think it likely that Ben traveled to the Missi ssippi territory to claim his land in Richland ponds. There is a record o f his early residence in Alabama from 1817.

    From the book "Residents of the Southeastern Mississippi Territory " book four by Strictland, found in the Foley Alabama library, genealogic al section : (this is an exerpt from a U.S. Navy study of the Alabama an d Mobile river systems looking for timber lands)

    "Friday April 16th 1819
    got under way soon after midnight in a west southwest and south and sou th easterly direction the general direction being south westerly. at sunr ise down to a plantation owned by WETHERFORD the half Indian who claims C laiborn. Here we bought two pigs at seventy five cents each very cheap fo r the size about thirty mi1es below Claiborne on the left hand side of th e river went shore and tried to get some pigs and fowls but could get non e. The lands here is high and stiff fit soil for wheat or corn or any kin d of cultivation though not very rich, about five miles farther down on t he left hand side of the river went on shore and got some eggs; saw an ol d negroe woman who told me she was upwards of a hundred years of age sh e looked very well.

    The land on both sides of the river here is tolerably high but not very r ich. lands here still more above their value than anywhere I have seen la nds here sell from thirty to eighty dollars per acre unimproved.
    The river here turns south a little easterly about two miles thence south easterly about two miles thence southeast three miles thence west by sout h about forty miles below Claiborne a handsome sand beach on the right ha nd side of the river. A little below which we went on shore at a Mr. TAIT S on the left hand side of the river who has a large Plantation he work s forty negroes and last year he made six thousand bushels of corn and th ree hundred bales of cotton this is first quality land .

    We stopt but a little while and got under way again after dinner. The riv er from this place runs about northwest. Here are the prettiest banks alo ng the river that I have seen. Generally about ten and twelve feet high a nd the lands very handsome there is but few singing birds here some red b irds and a great many paraguits and a great number of crows blackbirds an d buzzards.

    The country here abouts is but thinly settled and but little land in cult ivation. After we get down the river a few miles from Mr. Taits the rive r turns south southeast, and from that to southeast and in a few miles fa rther turns almost west. And after running a mile or two in this westerl y direction turns south where we come to a Mr. HADLEY's on the left, thi s old gentleman is from the Oconie River in Georgia and was originally fr om North Carolina. He has been here a little more than a year he is not p leased with this country he thinks it is very sickly and subject to inund ations, but said he was induced to move here from the extravagant account s he had heard of this country. But as he has only moved part of his fami ly yet he rather expects to return again to his own country. Mr. Hadley l ives at equal distances from Claiborne and Mobile sixty miles from each.
    After we leave Mr. Hadley's the river soon turns nearly west. then sout h and in about two miles turns east southeast and about a mile farther tu rns south and about a mile farther turns southeast. then west about a mil e. and thence northwest at dark came too close in with the land on the le ft hand side of the river along side of a plantation.' page 154 "

    It is interesting that this land is exactly where the Hadley famil y cemetery lies at Seven Miles Springs, not Richland Ponds. Ben had a fe w irons in the fire at this time.

    I think maybe Ben did go back about 1820 or 1821 and bring the res t of his family to Alabama permanently. Who knows how many times he trave led back and forth ?

    From Jane Melton, assistant Librarian, State of Mississippi, Departm ent of Archives and History, Jackson, Miss.: "Our reference to the Kennis ons, sometimes spelled Kinnison, as given in the index to 1810 and 1816 c ensus records place these people in Franklin County, Mississippi at tha t time.
    Benjamin Hadley was also listed as being in Franklin County in 1810."(12 ) It is likely that earlier researchers did not know about the moving bac k to Georgia part of Ben's life. It is possible that Elizabeth Kenderso n was from Georgia, or North Carolina. It would add to the reasons for he r return during the War of 1812.

    From the Franklin County courthouse records in Meadville, Mississipp i; Hadley, Benjamin from Nicholas Greg Reg Certificate of entry NW 1/4 , S 13, T 7, R 4 March 23, 1816 Book A, p. 217 Hadley, Benjamin to Joshu a Hadley transfer of SW 1/4, S 13, T 7, R 4, July 21, 1817 Book A, p. 21 8 Hadley, Benjamin to Joshua Hadley deed of gift to 2 slaves Feb 11, 18 17 p. 162 Book A.(13)

    Ben's son Joshua, from his first marriage, was himself married in 18 17, so it is likely that the land and slaves were a wedding present. It w ould appear that Ben wasn't sure what he wanted to do, or at least wher e he wanted to do it. In 1816, he buys land in Franklin county Mississipp i. By 1817 he is in Alabama, while the remainder of his family is in Geor gia.

    Family legend tells that Ben fought with Andy Jackson in the Battl e of New Orleans, during the War of 1812. No records have been found t o verify this, however. There is a record of a Joshua Hadley coming fro m Baldwin county to the battle of New Orleans. This was likely Ben's so n from his first marriage.

    Ben was also said to have received a Spanish land grant to 640 acres i n Escambia County, Florida, as a result of his service in the War of 1812 . We do know that Ben did have ownership of 640 acres in Escambia County , Florida, prior to that area being officially surveyed and laid out onc e it became a possession of the U.S.A. This area was later transferred t o the new state of Alabama. Ben's original settlement in Escambia Count y was part of what was called Richland Ponds.(14 )

    Bettie Kenderson died about 1826. There is some uncertainty as to h er death date, but it is probable she died before Ben, as she isn't menti oned in his will.

    There has been confusion among writers of the history of the Hadley s as to the date of Ben's death. Fortunately, William Moore Hadley was ab le to obtain the original hand-written will of Ben Hadley and his signatu re is dated February 17, 1830. It is claimed to be a "death bed" will an d was dictated to and written by Lee Slaughter and witnessed by him and C harles T. McConnico. The signature of Ben Hadley is shaky but unique an d distinguishable.

    Ben was buried near his home-site known as Seven Miles Springs. Th e land is now fenced and belongs to the Container Company of America. An yone wishing to find the burial site would need assistance from the overs eer of the property.

    There is no clearly defined road to the burial ground, but it is approxi mately three miles south of Latham, on the road to Rabun, and one-half mi le west, back toward the Stockton road. Family legend relates that he wa nted his faithful old Negro slave buried at his feet .

    Although there are approximately twenty graves in the family burial site , marked with large boulders as headstones and smaller ones as footstones , there is only one where there is a marker facing north; all others, a s is the custom, face east. Negroes in Alabama at that time were not bur ied among whites. It is rare to find such a practice now, over 150 year s later. In this case, however, the writer (William Hadley) believes th e grave facing north is that of the servant at the foot of his master's g rave. Could it have been Charlie, Amy's son, the slave boy he inherite d from his father's estate?

    Earlier writings have stated that the fence in the graveyard has the dat e 1834 on the gate and therefore it houses Ben Hadley and possibly his wi fe. This is incorrect. The fence was erected in 1884 by old man John Hadl ey and his grandson Thomas. We have visited and photographed the gravesit e and the date is definitely 1884. The fence contains John Benjamin Hadle y and his stillborn child. Ben's grave and the perpendicular grave of hi s servant are outside of the fence, along with about 20 other graves of o ur family.

    Ben left behind a young family of orphan children and Negro slaves . The 1830 Baldwin County, Alabama census shows a listing for a Jesse Ha dley as follows: 2 males over 5 and under 19 years of age (William and Ja mes); 2 males over 10 and under 15 years of age (Simon and John); 1 mal e over 15 and under 20 years of age (Jesse); 1 female over 10 and under 1 5 years of age (Cynthia); 1 female over 15 and under 20 years of age (Jan e); 1 female over 30 and under 40 years of age (?); 2 slaves - 1 male an d one female.

    In Ben's will there were five slaves listed, so it's very possible t hat three were sold to help support the family income. The only individu al in the 1830 census that doesn't fit is the one female between 30 and 4 0 years old. If this was actually the mother, Bettie, no evidence has be en found. Family legend has it that Ben's children were raised by the old er children and by the Negro slaves.
    ...............

    Baldwin County, Alabama Deed Book C, page 298
    Benjamin Hadley deeded to Jesse Hadley, Jane Hadley, Sinthia Hadley, Simo n Hadley, John Hadley, William Hadley and James Hadley, sons and daughter s of Benjamin Hadley, in consideration of the natural love and affectio n he has toward Jesse, Jane, Synthia, Simon, John, William and James, als o for the better support, maintenance and livelihood of them, that parce l of land lying in West Florida known by the name of Rich-Lands Pond trac t containing 640 acres, also an improvement on public lands lying and bei ng on the west side of Alabama River known by the name of Hadley's improv ement.
    In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this seventeen th day of February, 1830. Signed, Ben Hadley.
    ............

    Deed of from Benjamin Hadley:

    Know all men by these presents, that I Benjamin Hadley of the County of B aldwin and State of Alabama, for and in consideration of the natural lov e and affection which I bear to my children to wit, Jessie Hadley, Jane H adley, Synthia Hadley, Simon Hadley, John Hadley, William Hadley and Jame s Hadley of the County of Baldwin and state aforesaid, as well as for th e further consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said Jess ie Hadley, Jane Hadley, Synthia Hadley, Simon Hadley, John Hadley, Willia m Hadley and James Hadley, at or before the unsealing and delivery of the se presents, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and given and gr anted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Jessie Hadley , Jane Hadley , Synthia Hadley, Simon Hadley, John Hadley, William Hadle y and James Hadley these are actual administrators and officers, one Negr o slave named Nance, one Negro woman named Mariah, one Negro woman name d Fellis, one Negro woman named Esther, a stock of cattle, hogs, horses , household and kitchen furniture - to have and to hold the said persona l property unto them the said Jessie Hadley, Jane Hadley , Synthia Hadley , Simon Hadley, John Hadley, William Hadley and James Hadley these execu tors administrators and officers forever, and the said Benjamin Hadley, f or himself his executors and administrators the said personal property, u nto the Jessie Hadley, Jane Hadley , Synthia Hadley, Simon Hadley, John H adley, William Hadley and James Hadley, their ancestors administrators an d officers against the claim of him the said Benjamin Hadley, his ancest ors and administrators, and against the claim or claims of all and ever y person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defen d them by their presents. Signed and Sealed and delivered in presence o f Lee Slaughter, Charles T. McConnico. In testimony whereof I have hereu nto set my hand and seal this 17th day of Feb. A.D. 1830. Ben Hadley.

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    1 Deed Book 7, p. 255
    2 N.C. Archives
    3 N.C. Records 358-7
    4 Deed Book 11, p.4
    5 Chalmers - p. 46
    6 Healton - p. 52
    7 Fields, pp. 288-289
    8 Fields, pp. 312 & 313
    9 N.C. Deed Book 17, p. 187
    10 N.C. Archives
    11 Healton, p.49
    12 Healton, p. 52
    13 Ibid, p. 52
    14 American State Papers Vol. 4, p. 117 Rep H. No. 4

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    Supplement August 1, 1999 by John William Hadley
    Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Re cord Type Database ID#
    1800 HADLEY BENJAMIN Cumberland County NC 384 10010-01010-03 Federal Po pulation Schedule NC 1800 Federal Census Index NCS1a1372508 1800 HADLEY B ENJAMIN Cumberland County NC 384 10010-01010-03 Federal Population Schedu le NC 1800 Federal Census Index NCS1a1372516

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    Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Re cord Type Database ID#
    1810 HADLEY BENJAMIN Franklin County MS No Township Listed MS 1810 Terr itorial Census MS2142144

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    Georgia Tax Index, 1789-1799
    Field Search Matches
    [Any] HADLEY 1
    [Any] BENJAMIN 210
    1 Combined Matches
    NAME COUNTY DISTRICT YEAR PAGE NOTES
    HADLEY, BENJAMIN BURKE DISTRICT 4 1798 2B

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    Notes regarding THOMAS BENJAMIN JEFFERSON HADLEY:
    From John W. Hadley, 21 Jan 2000:
    The HGS data base has this TBJ Hadley as a son of Ben and Betty Kenders on Hadley (my line). So I have been trying to find out about this fello w because his name was not in his father's will as were those of all th e other children. John Dean thought he was from Ben and his first wife El iz King. This info from Cindy Smith puts this to rest. TBJ was the son o f Moses Hadley and not of our line of Hadleys at all. I have found record s of this Moses Hadley as an early settler of the Mississippi territory .
    "...TBJ Hadley ... was born before they were married by many years s o the listing is definitely erroneous. Since this source>material comes f rom Kingston Goddard Hadley, I give it more credibility as he was one o f the best researchers of the Hadley clan in our short history...."
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    From Cindy Smith
    To: John Hadley [and other recipients]
    January 21, 2000
    I have some info on TBJ, Thomas Benjamin Jefferson.
    ............

    1) A family sheet that J.M. "Mark" Hadley sent me in 1987. The sheet i s a handwritten copy (by Mark) of a sheet he had in his records that wa s written by Kingston Goddard Hadley of Media, PA in 1930. It does not s upport that TBJ is son of Benjamin by Elizabeth King.
    He is the son of Moses Hadley and Anne Grimball Robert. Moses Hadley is t he son of William Hadley (Revolutionary War Soldier) and Elizabeth Warne r. Thomas Benjamin Jefferson Hadley was born about 1793 in SC, married Pi ety Smith. His siblings are Ann Hadley, Rachel Hadley, Thirza Hadley, Wil liam Peter Gershom Hadley and Esther Hadley. Esther Hadley married a Ran dolph
    (see 4) and "left a family bible rich in information."

    There is a second sheet listing all the children of William Hadley an d Elizabeth Warner, twelve in all.
    On the back of the first sheet is this: "Thomas Benjamin Jefferson Hadl ey, eldest son of Rev. Moses Hadley, married Piety Lucretia Smith, daugh ter of Indian fighter Col. David Smith (see 2).
    Piety pushed through legislation, the first of its kind in the US, to gi ve women rights of land ownership. She and her husband ran the most popu lar boarding house in Jackson, Miss. If any of the boarders did not agre e with her cause, they ate only hash and did not dine with the other bo arders.

    I don't have a list of their children but there was a child who died a t age two. Shortley after that a brokenhearted TBJ Hadley took his famil y and moved to Harrison County Texas. They show up there on the 1850 cens us."

    Does TBJ show up in Harrison Co, or did the writer cofuse him with ou r Hadleys? I have another note that TBJ was in Houston in 1850 --CS (se e 3).
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    2) From Mississippi Revolutionary Soldiers, p. 250, Ann Grimball Rober t married Rev. Moses Hadley; p. 275-277, Major David Smith, father and O bedience Fort, mother of Piety L Smith. Piety b. 2 April 1807, died Texa s 23 Aug 1898, m. Hinds Co. 14 June 1831, Thomas B J Hadley. Children : Aurelia; Priscilla; Benjamin Quitman (1836-1839); Julia; Margaret; Sal lie Belle.
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    3)From The Texas Methodist, Vol. II, No. 27, October 19, 1850, (these a re like personal adds in a Methodist newpaper or quarterly) Christian Sm ith, widow, address news of her brother, John C. Morrison, to TBJ Hadley , Esq, Houston. (Harris County, not Harrison)
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    4) A handwritten note by me in margin of the photocopy of the Miss Rev . Soldiers book, Esther Sarah Jaudon Hadley married William Randolph Marc h 20, 1828.
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    5) You will find more records in Mississippi Court Records 1799-1835, T BJ was in Hinds Co., Miss. before moving to Texas. Moses' will is in Wil kinson County, Book 2, p 117, my notes must be from an abstract, does no t list children by name, just wife Ann and children.
    Hope this helps, Cindy

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  • Change Date: 3 SEP 2000 at 22:53:16



    Father: Thomas Jefferson HADLEY b: ABT 1728 in , New Castle Co., Delaware
    Mother: Mary THOMPSON b: 1730 in , Chester Co, Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth KING b: ABT 1765
    • Married: 1785 in , , NC
    Children
    1. Has Children Joshua HADLEY b: 1793 in Fayetteville, , North Carolina
    2. Has No Children Mary HADLEY b: ABT 1788/1790

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth KENDERSON b: ABT 1785
      Children
      1. Has Children William HADLEY b: 1808/1811 in of, , Alabama
      2. Has No Children Jane HADLEY b: 1810
      3. Has Children Jesse B. HADLEY b: 27 JUL 1812 in , , Mississippi, USA
      4. Has Children James M. Hadley LINDSEY b: 7 MAR 1813 in , Mississippi territory, Mississippi
      5. Has Children Simon HADLEY b: ABT 1816/1818 in , Mississippi territory, Mississippi
      6. Has No Children Cynthia HADLEY b: ABT 1817 in , , Mississippi
      7. Has Children John HADLEY b: 15 SEP 1820 in , Baldwin Co., Alabama

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