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  • ID: I660
  • Name: Boaz Aday
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1790 in Tennessee
  • Death: 13 Sep 1851
  • Note:
    Sourse: Mildred Roden, Cassville Mo. and Edgar Hulse, both descendants of Mary Aday Hulse. Edgar was her son. I have searched for any information on this first family. I have found no further record of any of the children of this marriage except some records for John Aday that could possibly fit. I have found absolutely no record for any of the females in this family. The names and dates are supposed to be from Boaz Aday's Bible which Edgar Hulse had at one time. I have not seen the Bible and have talked with no one else who claims to have seen this Bible except Edgar Hulse.

    According to Edgar Hulse, Boaz was a circuit riding Methodist Preacher in Tennessee. He supposedly left a family in Tennessee when he became displeased with the actions of his wife while he was away preaching. He was in the Ozarks by 1840, maybe shortly after 1831. Edgar Hulse said the last child was born in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co. Tennessee. After he left this first wife he married Martha Patsy Williams either in Tenn. or in the Ozarks. I have found no record of either marriage or a divorce from the first wife. He also said Boaz operated a grist mill in the area of Baxter, Mo. Stone County. I found no land record for Boaz, but his widow, Martha Aday owned 80 acres on Big Indian Creek. She owned both sides of the Creek where it crosses Highway 86 today. She sold this land to her son in 1877 and this is were he raised his family.

    1830 Giles Co. census
    Boras Aidy pg 189
    Male 40-50 (1780-1790) I think this is Boaz Aday on 1850 Taney Co. Mo census
    Female 40-50
    Male 30-40
    Female 15-20
    Female 5-10
    Female 5-10
    Female -5
    Parker Ady pg 186
    Female 15-20
    Female -5
    Male -5
    Sally Aidy pg 168
    Female 20-30
    Female 10-15
    Male 10-15
    Female 5-10
    Male -5
    Bones Sidy? ? was part of listing (think this is Boaz Walter Aday
    pg 169
    male 15-20
    female 15-20
    female 15-20
    female 10-15
    male 5-10


    Tax Lists Lloyd Aday Grainger Co. 1799, 1805 Walter Aday Grainger Co. 1805 Levi Aday Grainger Co. 1805

    1810 Grainger Co. census Levi Aday Male 26-45 ( 1765-1784) Fem. 16-26 (1784-1794) Male -10 (1800-1810) Fem. -10 (1800-1810)

    Orasho Aday Male 26-45 Male 10-16 Male 10-16 Male -10 Male -10 Male -10 Fem. 10-16

    Mary Female over 45 Female over 45 4 Slaves

    1830 Giles Co. census

    Boras Aidy pg 189 Male 40-50 (1780-1790) I think this is Boaz Aday on 1850 Taney Co. Mo census Female 40-50 Male 30-40 Female 15-20 Female 5-10 Female 5-10 Female -5

    Parker Ady pg 186 Female 15-20 Female -5 Male -5

    Tally Aidy pg 168 Female 20-30 Female 10-15 Male 10-15 Female 5-10 Male -5

    Bones Sidy? ? was part of listing (think this is Boaz Walter Aday
    pg 169 male 15-20 female 15-20 female 15-20 female 10-15 male 5-10

    1840 McNairy Co. Tenn. census Horatio Ady Male 20-30 Female 15-20 Female -05

    1840 Crawford Co. Ark census Boaz W. Aday male 20-30 Female 20-30 Female -5

    1850 Taney Co. Mo census B. Aday male59 Tn M. Aday female 42 Tn S. female 18 Tn W. G. male 8 Ark I. M. male 5 Ark M. J. 7 months female Mo

    1850 Searcy Co. Ark. census

    Horatio Aday 34 Tenn. Sarah 29 TN Isabell 11 Tn William R. 6 Ark Lucinda 2 Ark

    Edmond Aday 32 Tn Rebecca 23 Tn Francis 9 Tn Emily 4 Ark John W. 2 Ar Wade Blassingame 4 mo Ark

    1860 Crawford Co. Ark Boaz W. Aday 48 Tn Susan 34 Mo Mary A. 15 Ark Boaz 10 Ark Zacharia 8 Ark Martin 1 (maybe Martha)

    1860 Searcy Co. Ark Horatio Aday 45 Tn Sarah 40 Tn William R. 17 Ark Lucinda 12 Ark Geroge 10 Ar Jackson 7 Ark Boze 4 Ark Elizabeth 1 Ark

    1860 Pope Indep. Twp pg 125 Edmond Aday 42 Tn Rebecca 32 Tn Francis M. 19 Tn William Hl 16 Ark Amanda A. 14 Ark John N. 12 Ark Wade B. 10 Ark Elizabeth 8 Ark Lucindia I 5 Ark Elizz C. 3 Ark Martha E. Ark

    1870 Crawford Co. Ark B. W. Ada 67 Tn Souson 45 Mo B. J. 20 Mo Z. T. 17 Ark Martha 11 Ark Talitha 9 Ark Mary ? 18 Ark

    Boaz W. Aday died ca 1891 A Boaz Aday signed a pet. for a mail route in Craw. Co. in 1834, Ark. Terr. pappers

    There is a Aday Cemt. near Mountainburg. The land for the Cemt. and school was donated by Boaz Aday and it was named after him. He is probably buried there but only 3 or 4 graves are marked.

    1870 Stone Co. Mo Cass Twp Edward Aday 52 Tn Rebecca 32 Tn Wade 20 Ark Lucinda J. 15 ARk Eliza C. 13 ARk Martha E. 10 Ark

    Found no 1840 census listing for Boaz Aday - 1850 census in Taney Co. Mo. Boaz Aday listed as Doctor on 1850 census, age 59, born in Tennessee.

    In 1840 Horatio Ady in McNairy Co. Tennessee. In 1850 Searcy Co. Ark. census Horatio Aday age 34 born in Tennessee, wife Sarah age 29 born in Tennessee, children Isabell age 11 born Tennessee, William R. age 6 born Ark., Lucinda age 2 born Ark. Also on same census Edmond Aday age 32 born Tenn., wife Rebecca age 23 born Tenn and several children. In 1860 Searcy Co. Census same Horatio added children George age 10, Boze age 4, and Elizabeth age 1. In 1860 Edward and Rebecca Aday and family are listed in Pople Co. Ark. Census, Indep. Twp. page 125. In 1870 Edward and Rebecca Aday are in Stone Co. Missouri Cass Twp. The same children are listed with Edmond and Edward so this is the same family.

    All these Adays have to be related. The name Boaz Aday is very uncommon and points to a definate relationship between all these families.

    Virginia Records: Walter Adde married Mary Maxey 1776 Bedford Co. VA. VA Tax Lists 1782-1787
    Walter Aday Bedford Co.
    Horatio Aday Wyth Co.
    John Aday Ohio Co. Walter Aday bought land in Franklin Co. VA 1786 Walter Aday and wife Mary sold same land in 1788. Franklin Co. formed from Bedford.

    Tennessee Records: Walter Aday bought land in Sullivan Co. 1789. Walter Aday will dated Aug 12 1806 Grainger Co. names wife Mary daus. Cloe, Frankey, Mary Smith, and youngest son Levi.

    Found in LDS records:
    Pheobe Boaz married Josiah Maxey 1772 Bedford Co. VA
    Boaz Maxey born to Pheobe and Josiah Maxey Bed. Co. VA 1790
    Sarah Maxey born to Pheobe and Joshiah Maxey Bed. Co. VA 1783
    Sally Maxey married Levi Agee 23 Sept. 1811 Franklin Co. VA
    Sarah Maxey dau. James Maxey and Sarah Agee born 1814 Franklin Co. VA
    Walter Eddey married Elizabeth Grimes 12 July 1806 Wilson Co. Tennessee This Boaz and Maxey connection must be the source of our Boaz Aday name but I do not know exactly how it connects.

    This Walter has to be related to the Walter in Giles Co. in 1830, but am not sure how.

    In 1820 there is a Walter Aday in Giles Co. with a large family. It is likely both these Boaz Aday's are related to Walter but he surely did not have two sons named Boaz.

    NOTES: on the 1850 Taney Co. census there is another child listed as S. (Sarah Aday) b. 1832 Tenn. I do not believe this is Boaz Adays child and have no information of a prior marriage for Martha Williams, however, W. G. H. Aday states is his pension file that Sarah Aday is his sister.
    Boaz Aday left Tenn. sometime after William B. Aday was born in 1831 in Lawrencebrug, Lawrence Co. Tenn., came to the Ozarks and married Martha Williams or married her in Tenn. before he came to the Ozarks.

    Boaz Aday tax list Carroll Co. Arkansas 1844, no land, 1845 1 horse.

    Notes from Leta: Knoxville, Tenn, McClung Historical Collection, 500 Church Ave., Sept 1989 Giles Co. Court Minutes 1833 Original Index Aidy, John page 3 Ordered that John Aidy and Thomas J. Barrett be bound apprenticed to Wm. S. Moncrief on indenture to that effect having been entered into between the chariman of this court and said Wm. S. Moncrief

    County Ct. minutes 1823-1825 Aday, Walter pg 321 Aidy, Joseph pg 514 Pg. 321 Ordered that Hugh Bratton, Daniel F. Moore, Archibald Bassham, Bradley Phifer, Walter Aday, John Black and Owen Hardy or any 5 of them appointed a jury to view and alter the Florence road to take off from the old road on the hill by Asa McGees and to intersect said road at Daniel Mooer's and make report thereof to the next meeting of this court.

    pag 514 Ordered that Robert Ross appointed to oversee the opening of the road that leads from Brattons hill near the head of Mooers Creek to th county line, in a direction to Florence from the road going to Anthonys mill form Brattons to the county line and that he have under his direction for that purpose all the following hands Towit, James Gean, Harvey Gean, John Warren, Hannibal Wheeler, George Hillhouse, William H. Ross, Theron H. Ross, Joseph Aidy, Owen Hardy, Bradley Phifer, Wm. Phifer, Charles Phifer, Joseph Phifer, Tyree Yates and Samuel Yates.

    I have a Horatio Addy/Aday married to a Sarah Marler b 1821. Her sister Rebecca Marler b 1823 married an Edmond Addy/Aday and their brother Josiah C. Marler b 1825 married an Ellen Addy/Aday. Can anyone tell me if the Addy/s were indeed brothers and sister. Any connection to this line, I would love hearing from you. ** Rose Marler, on genforum

    Information that I have (collected by others) indicates that Horatio Aday filed an application for permission to come into Mississippi Territory (what is now Alabama) around 1809. The 1810 Madison Co., Alabama census lists Horatio Aday. Furthermore, the 1812 Madison Co., Alabama tax lists Horatio Aday (Eddy) as having 160 acres, val $300, 5 slaves, tax 6.00. In 1816, Horatio is listed as one of the Alabama Early Settlers. I have a Felix Grundy Aday, born July 24, 1836 in Alabama. Married Sept. 20 1857 to Mary A.F. Woodard. He died in Tate Co.,Mississippi June 19, 1881. Their children were: Sarah Jane, b. 1860, Alabama, died Ellis Co., Texas July 17, 1933., George R. Aday, b 1862, M.S. Aday, b. 1864, James B. Aday, b. 1866, John R.??Aday, b. 1868 (maybe your John B.??, Felix Aday, Jr. b. 1872, William C. b. 1874, died 1896 in Ellix Co., Texas. Felix Grindy Aday, Sr. was the son of George W. Aday, b. ca 1810 in Tennessee, he died before 1863 and Merry Edey?sp?, b. ca 1812.

    From online search
    North Alabamians In The War of 1812
    (X) marks soldiers who have been positively identified as being from North Alabama.
    Aday, Boaz, private
    Aday, John, private

    Message found on Rootsweb Aday message board. What does it mean??
    I have a lot of information on the Boaz line that started in 1749 when Thomas Boaz came to America starting off in Pittsylvania, Va. If you require anything on the Boaz line, I'll help where I can. Thanks--Bruce Reedy in Texas

    Giles County Tennessee history
    By W. Thomas Carden
    August 18, 1904
    Pisgah is noted far and near on account of its being, and having been, prominent as a site for religious worship. The chief feature in its history is the church and campmeetings. Methodist itinerants were generally first in striking out into unknown territory or else shortly followed emigrants into new settlements...
    The next Methodist preacher, of whom any record is made, in this section was John CRAIG, who came here in 1811. In 1812 T. STILLWELL preached here. I do not find any reference to these men further than these mere facts. The territory embraced in what is now the Tennessee Conference was known as the Cumberland Country in early days. Before 1801, Conference lines had not been drawn and Conference names were not known. The first Conference within the bounds of the Tennessee Conference was held in 1802, in Sumner County, at STROTHER'S Meetinghouse, near the head of Big Station Camp Creek. Bishop ASBURY presided. The minutes of this session show the name attached to the Conference for the first time - it was Western Conference, with three districts, viz; Holston, Cumberland, and Kentucky. In 1806 the Mississippi District was added and embraced this part of Tennessee. In 1812 the Nashville District is recorded and the first session of the Tennessee Conference was held November 12, at Fountain Head, Bishops MCKENDREE and Asbury, presided. William B. ELGIN was secretary. In 1813 the Western Conference was divided into the Ohio and Tennessee Conferences, the latter including all the work in Tennessee, Mississippi and Illinois. Reverends CRAIG and STILLWELL were doubtless sent out by the above named Conferences. North of this place, on the branch near the old OLIVER home, the first campmeeting in these parts was held in 1811 or 1812, probably in the first named year. Dissatisfaction arising in regard to the location led to the camps being moved on top of the hill in 1814, and the name Mount Pisgah was given the place.
    Reverend Alexander MCDONALD was so well pleased with the change that he gave ten acres to the Methodist Church and it remains until this day in possession of this church. The change from the valley to the top of the hill was a wise move. Five roads joined on the hill, wood and water were plentiful and the air was purer and sweeter, which made the change more convenient and adaptive in many respects for continued services. The location selected is where the present church stands and there could scarcely be found a more suitable spot for a church edifice anywhere. It is a pre-eminently appropriate location.
    There is a slight confusion as to who served as preacher here in these days. One record gives the name of Bray ADY as Circuit Rider for the year 1812. And another the name of T. STILLWELL. Perhaps they traveled the work together. John LEMASTER served in 1813. Benjamin EDGE was here in 1814. Learner BLACKMAN was Presiding Elder of Nashville District which embraced this work. The first campmeeting was a small affair. In 1814 Learner BLACKMAN, Presiding Elder, and nineteen other preachers, were present, and a great revival was held.

    Marriage 1 Unknown
    • Married:
    1. Has No Children Almira Allen Aday b: 19 Dec 1813
    2. Has No Children Fanny Mariah Aday b: 24 May 1816
    3. Has No Children John Wesley Aday b: 18 Mar 1818
    4. Has No Children Jinimia Elizabeth Aday b: 25 May 1820
    5. Has No Children Martha Emily Aday b: 2 Jun 1822
    6. Has No Children Minerva Aday b: 16 May 1825
    7. Has No Children Henrieta Matilda Aday b: 14 Jan 1828
    8. Has No Children William Ballard Davenport Aday b: 22 Jun 1831

    Marriage 2 Martha Patsy Williams b: 5 Mar 1807 in North Carolina
    • Married: Aft 1840
    1. Has Children William Green Harrison Aday b: 23 Apr 1841 in Carroll Co., Arkansas
    2. Has No Children Isaac M. P. Aday b: 1845 in Arkansas
    3. Has No Children M. J. Aday b: 1850
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