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  • Name: Moses Laurence HADLEY
  • Given Name: Moses Laurence
  • Surname: HADLEY
  • Prefix: Rev.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1764 in Yonkers, Westchester, New York 1
  • Note: Estimated from 1800 SC Federal census
  • Death: 1818 in Loftus Heights, Wilkinson, Miss 2
  • Note: from will recorded in Wilkinson Co. MS
  • Burial: 1818 Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Note: Woodville Wilkinson, MS
  • Occupation: Chaplin during American Revolution
  • Occupation: Minister of Pipe Creek Church 1794/1802
  • Religion: Baptist
  • _UID: 44C0855217414597B75B3C53A58DA3088D95
  • Change Date: 8 Feb 2009 at 09:37
  • Note:
    Moses Hadley was the son of William Hadley and Elizabeth Wa rner of Yonkers, New York. His exact date of birth is unkno wn.
    The records of this department (War Department) show one Mo ses Hadley as a private in Levi Pawling's Regiment, New Yor k Militia. He appears to have serve 2 days in LT. Deriec k Westbroock's company in Colonel Ludington's Regiment. H e is shown to have served in Captain Joel Mead's company an d in David Waterbury's company, Colonel Ludington's Regimen t at various times, but the periods of service is not shown.

    A Moses Hadley is shown in as being a member of the Westche ster County Militia, First Regiment in New York during th e American Revolution. In the "New Harlem Register" by Henr y Tolar, 1903, Moses is listed as the second child in his f amily. The fourth child listed is Charles who is shown as b eing born in 1763.

    He is known to have moved to South Carolina to the Pipe Cre ek community which is near the Savannah River. He becam e a minister of the Pipe Creek Baptist Church in 1794. It i s said that he came to South Carolina after the revolutio n and was ordained at the time. He married in 1791 Anne Gri mbal Robert at Black Swamp, SC in the home of her parents.

    Moses Hadley and others moved to Wilkinson County, MS afte r 1800 and prior to 1807 when he was chosen as moderator o f the Mississippi Association.

    He presided over this body in 1812, 1813, and 1815. He serv ed on several committees preparing circular letters in 181 0 and 1812.

    Moses Hadley and his comrades settled on the waters of Bayo u Sara Creek about four miles southwest of Woodville, MS

    In 1812, he and Lawrence Scarborough went to Opelousas, L a to ordain Joeseph Willis and to establish a Baptist Churc h. This church was constituted on November 13, 1812 and cal led Calvary in St. Landry Parish and was the first Baptis t Church in that state west of the Mississippi River.

    Moses Hadley and Alexander Scott were preachers together bo th in South Carolina and in Mississppi. They are both burie d in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilkinson County , MS near Woodville. Moses Hadley died in 1818.

    Moses Hadley's Circular Letters are in the History and Arch ives Department of the University of Mississsippi in Oxford , MS.

    There was apparently more than one Moses Hadley living in t he New York Area at the time of the American Revolution. On e is shown as being a member of the Winchester First Regime nt. The other is shown a Moses Hadley was a "Jersey Man i n the New Jersey Militia."

    There is a question as to why Moses Hadley went to Charlest on. Two differnet researchers into the family have indicate d that Moses' brother Thomas died in Charleston. Another br other, John, died in Opelousas, La on July 20, 1840.

    In the 1800 census of South Carolina, Moses Hadley is liste d as living in Beaufort County. On this record, there is on e male between 26-45; on female side, there are two female s listed as 10 and under and one listed as being between 26 -45.

    In the 1820, census of Mississippi, Anne Hadley is listed a s head of household. Moses died in 1818. In the household a re listed as one male between 10-16; one between 16-26, an d one 26-45. Females listed were one 10 and under, one 10-1 6, one 16-25 and one over 45.

    In researching this family, it was noted that a Mary Hadle y was married on July 20, 1808 to David Ogden in Woodville , MS according to the marriage records of Wilkinson Count y MS 1805-1899.

    Sources: "General Leroy Augustus Stafford, A Geneaology, Co mpiled by
    his grandson", Dr. G. M.G.Stafford, Claitors Publishing Div ision,
    1969, Baton Rouge, LA. pp 324-325.

    "Our Family Circle", Annie Elizabeth Miller, The J. W. Burke
    Company, Macon, GA, 193, page 237.

    "Two Centuries of Lawtonville Baptists, 1775-1975", By Co y K. Johnston, Published by and the auspices of the Histori cal Committee of the Lawtonville Baptist Church, Estill, S. C.

    "Mississppi Baptist Preachers," Lovelace Savidge Foster,
    National Baptist Publishing Company, 1895.

    "A Popular History of of the Baptists in Mississippi," Jess e Laney
    Boyd, The Baptist Prss, 1930.

    "The Baptist Record, " June 11, 1903, pp. 7-8

    "South Carolina Baptists 1670-1805", Townsend, Genealogica l Publishing Company, 1974 pp. 51,51t,52,53.

    "The New Harlem Register, " by Henry Pennington Tolar, Ne w Harlem Publishing, 1903,
    Page 322.
    The venerable Moses Hadley, the Association's first Moderat or, and who had been so closely identified with the work si nce the organization of the body, had passed away this year , and sympathetic regard is expressed for the old preacher . "A valuable life, spent in the vineyard of the Lord, lef t the world with comfort and in hope of immortal gain."
    The following tribute to Mr. Hadley is from "Mississippi Ba ptist Preachers," page 328:
    "This pioneer minister in the southwestern portion of the S tate located within the bounds of the Mississippi Associati on about the year 1806, and labored with much zeal and abil ity for twelve years in Wilkinson and adjoining counties. H e was held in the highest esteem by his brethren, as is see n in the fact that. he was chosen Moderator of the Associat ion at its second annual session, when both David Cooper an d Thomas Mercer were present. In 1810 he wrote the circula r letter of the body on 'Religious Declension,' an able doc ument, in which he treats the causes and the cure in a forc ible manner. In 1812 he wrote again, on 'Union of Churches. ' The same year he was sent to Opelousas, Louisiana, to ord ain Mr. Willis and constitute the first church in Louisiana . He was, in 1817, one of a committee to write a summary o f discipline for the churches. He died in 1818, much regret ted by his brethren." (Baptist Encyclopedia, p. 484.)
  • Note:
    (Research):The Baptists
    Although Baptists had existed in the American colonies sinc e the seventeenth century, it was the Great Awakening tha t galvanized them into a powerful, proselytizing force. Alo ng with the Methodists, the Baptists became by the early ye ars of the nineteenth century the principal Protestant deno mination in the southern and western United States. Baptist s differed from other Protestant groups by offering baptis m (by immersion) only to those who had undergone a conversi on experience; infants were, therefore, excluded from the s acrament, an issue that generated enormous controversy wit h other Christians.
    13 Nov 1812
    Calvary Church was constituted, thought to be the first Bap tist Church in
    Louisiana and the first Protestant Church west of the Ms . New evidence of an earlier Baptist Church. At the reque st of the new church Joseph Willis was ordained at Bayou Ch icot by Moses Hadley and Lawrence Scarborough.
    Willis entered the south Mississippi area approximately 180 0 and began to preach, soon producing both converts to th e Baptist beliefs he professed and a problem.Brother Willi s at that time had not been ordained and was not permitte d to baptize followers. For a time he circumvented this pr oblem by the willing assistance of a friend who was an orda ined Methodist minister. This odd arrangement served for s everal years, though he continued to seek a church to orda in him so that he might baptize the converts himself. He s earched in vain for an obliging congregation, but was rebu ffed, ostensibly because of his lack of education and mixe d blood.
    Finally, he requested ordination from the Mississippi Assoc iation (no Louisiana Association existed at this time) an d was ordained by Moses Hadley and Lawrence Scarborough in1 812. Willis' influence on the growth of the Baptists as a d enomination in Louisiana certainly was enormous, but others , including Moses Hadley, Lawrence Scarborough, Bailey Chan ey,
    Ezra Courtney, Haywood Alford, Thomas Merideth, Henry Humble
    and many others quickly followed.

    by E. R. Killian, Dec. 1, 2001
    Based upon recordings, the activities of William Causey, 17 44-1828, appear to have been mostly concentrated in wester n Beaufort District near the Orangeburgh District line. To day, this area is near the southern Allendale/Hampton Count y line, west of Brunson and near Cohen's Landing.
    In this area is also located Pipe Creek, the site of whic h is where the early Pipe Creek Baptist Church was located . William Causey attended this Baptist church, and serve d as a messenger to the Charles Town Association for the ye ars 1789, 1792, 1794 and 1798. Near the church is an old c emetery with Causey burials, although none exhibit early en ough markings to include William's wife. This cemetery i s near Cohen's Bluff, or Cohen's Landing.
    It appears that William Causey later brought that church' s pastor, Moses Hadley, to pastor the New Providence Baptis t Church in Amite Co., MS, ca. 1804. William Causey wa s a charter member of the New Providence Baptist Church . The 1800 Census listings suggest that William, Solomon , Moses Hadley and a Cohen were living in the same genera l area of the Beaufort District.
    These transactions took place between 1784 and 1787 involve d lands located to the northwest of Beaufort, SC. The acre age lay on, or near, the Beaufort/Orangeburgh District boun dary in what was then called Shrewsbury County. This are a is proximal to Pipe Creek and the Baptist Church pastore d by Moses Hadley, and which William Causey and his famil y attended. Moses Hadley would later come to Amite County , Mississippi and constitute the New Providence Baptist Chu rch that William Causey would help found and represent in M ississippi Baptist Conventions.
    William Causey was one of the founders of the Providence Ba ptist Church in 1805 and the Mississippi Association abou t 1806. Elders Richard Curtis and Thomas Mercer constitute d the church. Located on Waggoners Creek near the present P lymouth Primitive Baptist Church, the church was rebuilt i n 1839. The church was later moved to near Berwick.Willia m Causey apparently acted as a recruiter for the New Provid ence Baptist Church,
    because the Pipe Creek, South Carolina, pastor, Moses Hadle y, came to Mississippi to be the first minister in the Ne w Providence Church, constituted in 1805. The New Providen ce Baptist Church was among the first protestant churches e stablished in the State and was located just two miles nort heast of Causey Springs Plantation on Smylie Road at Waggon er Creek. The church burned in the 1930 and was not replac ed.

    !Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, Virkus, Vol 5 pg
    165 (under Foster, Lydia) Family records of Mississippi Me n in Revolution by Welch, pgs 250 and 277.
    "The acreage lay on, or near, the Beaufort/Orangeburgh Dist rict boundary in what was then called Shrewsbury County. Th is area is proximal to Pipe Creek and the Baptist Church pa stored by Moses Hadley, (Amos Johnston (1769-1815) who don ated 4 acres of land for religious and educational purpose s which is presently the cemetery. In 1826 this site becam e the Pipe Creek Baptist church which later became the Lawt onville Baptist church and cemetery.) and which William Cau sey and his family attended. Moses Hadley would later com e to Amite County, Mississippi and constitute the New Provi dence Baptist Church that William Causey would help found a nd represent in Mississippi Baptist Conventions."
    "The 1800 Census listings suggest that William, Solomon, Mo ses Hadley and a Cohen were living in the same general are a of the Beaufort District."
    "It appears that William Causey later brought that church' s pastor, Moses Hadley, to pastor the New Providence Baptis t Church in Amite Co., MS, ca. 1804."

    1805 pastor, Moses Hadley, came to Mississippi to be the fi rst minister in the New Providence Church, constituted in 1 805.

    Woodville, Miss court Records - Show Anne Hadley as executo r.
    IGI South Carolina - Sept 1990 Amite County, MS, 1699 - 18 65 Vol. 11 The Churches by Albert E. Casey A Pobular Histor y of the Baptists in Mississippi by Jesse Laney Byrd, ThM , Mississippi Baptist Preachers by L.S.Foster, pg 328
    Moses was Pastor of the Baptist Church in Woodville, Miss . from 1810 to 1818. He came to Mississippi sometime previo us to 1806. He was in the organization of the Mississippi A ssociation, and was chosen Moderator 1807, the first year t hat there are any minutes, preaching the introductory sermo n. He was called "The Peace maker" among his people. If a q uarrel was in progress and Moses came in sight, some one wo uld say," Well, boys, we might as well stop this and make f reinds, for yonder comes Parson Hadley."

    Moses was a Chaplin during the American Revolution and wa s said to used his own money to furnish uniforms.

    Baptist Minister and follower of the Eminent John Calvin
    Moses and his family moved to Wilkinson County, MS before 1 805. Moses was a well known Baptist Preacher. The Hadley ch ildren moved into northern Lousiana and onto Texas.

    The family of Rev. Moses Hadley and Ann Robert moved to th e Wilkinson in an emmigration of approx. 97 people from th e Robertville, South Carolina led by Captain Peter Robert . The Hadleys helped settle the Woodville area.
    1800 US Census Beaufort, SC pg 106/107
    March 5, 1808: Met in conference. Rec'd by letter Frances S immons from Sandy Bluff Church, Williams District, S. Carol ina. Ordered that Laban Bacot do write a letter to Moses Ha dley and Thomas Mercer requesting them as authorized preach ers to solicit their aid in ordaining Hardy Brian Deacon, o n the first Sunday in April next.
    Source: "Ebenezer Baptist Church Minutes, Amite County, Mis sissippi (1807-1907)".
    1810 April 2 ROBERT, Peter Hadley and Grimball Eldred ( Minor Sons of James Robert) page 124
    MOSES HADLY & RANDAL ELDRID, to JOHN COULTER Esquire, Chie f Justice of the Orphans Court of Wilkinson county bond o f one hundred dollars, 2 April 1810.
    MOSES HADLEY--- appointed guardian to PETER HADLEY ROBERT , minor son of JAMES ROBERT, dec.
    page 125
    RANDAL ELDRED & MOSES HADLEY, bond of one hundred dollars , 2 April 1810.
    RANDAL ELDRED, appointed guardian of GRIMBALL ELDRED ROBERT , minor son of JAMES ROBERT, deceased.
    Wilkinson County, MS Territory, Inventory and Accounts,
    Volume one. 1808-1816 Microfilm #0877094
    1810 Miss State census
    Hadley, Moses heir of & overseer --- 7-21-3-4-0-0
    Code for columns.
    1. white taxable inhabitants 2. slaves 3. white mal e 4. white females
    5. deaths 6. births
    1812 July 25 Appointed to a committee to report resolution s pertaining to war against Great Britain..
    1813 Tax Record A-K Wilkinson County, Mississippi
    Moses Hadley 75acres, at Thompson Creek, grant USA 0 Poll T ax 8 Slaves
    Source LDS microfilm # 089870
    1814 On Committee Petitioning to US Congress to buy thei r land before public land
    Wilkinson County, Mississippi Territory 1816 Census listed:
    MOSES HADLEY with 1 white male over the age of 21
    3 white males under the age of 21
    1 white females over the age of 21
    3 white females under the age of 21
    10 slaves
    MOSES HADLEY had a plantation/large farm in Wilkinson Co ne ar the public road being layed out (in 1818) which went fro m Woodville to St.Francisville, LA.
    1825 MS State Census, Wilkinson Co. "Heirs of Moses Hadley"

    Marriage 1 Anne Grimball ROBERT b: 1776 in St. Peter's Parish, Berkeley, SC
    • Married: 3 Nov 1791 in Beaufort District, SC
    • Note: Thursday/ at her parent's home
    • Change Date: 8 Feb 2009
    1. Has No Children Moses HADLEY b: Abt 1792 in Beaufort District, SC
    2. Has No Children Mary H. HADLEY b: 18 Aug 1792 in Beaufort District, SC
    3. Has No Children Anne HADLEY b: 1796 in Beaufort District, SC
    4. Has Children Thomas Benjamin Jefferson HADLEY b: 30 Jun 1801 in Beaufort District, SC
    5. Has Children Thirza Ann HADLEY b: Abt 1804 in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi
    6. Has Children William Peter Gorsham HADLEY b: 19 Apr 1806 in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi
    7. Has Children Esther Sarah Jaudon HADLEY b: 10 Apr 1810 in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi
    8. Has Children Rachel Martha HADLEY b: Abt 1817 in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi

    1. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Three Pioneer Rapides Families, A Genealogy
      Title: Three Pioneer Rapides Families, A Genealogy
      Author: Stafford, G. M. G
    2. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Genera Leroy Augustus Stafford: His Forebears and Descendants
      Title: Genera Leroy Augustus Stafford: His Forebears and Descendan ts
      Author: G. M.G. Stafford
      Publication: Pelican Publishing Co. New Orleans
      Date: 10 Jul 1944
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