Other Hadley Information
General Hadley Information
The name Hadley is found in several of England's counties including Suffolk, Middlesex, Hertford, Stafford, and Somerset. It is a place name and most authorities on British surnmaes agree that "Hadley" is compounded of two old Anglo-Saxon words which mean "a wild heath where cattle graze." Since people also gave their family name to places of residence, we also see names such as Monken-Hadley in Middlesex, and Williton-Hadley and Withycombe-Hadley in Somerset. The latter is derived from Alexander Hadley and his descendants, who held these and other manors in Somerset.
Some of the early forms of Hadley include de Haddeleigh, and de Haddesley. Later, Cadogan de Hadley simplified the spelling. This was retained by his descendants who held Bulkley in Cheshire. Another form that has been found is Hadleigh and as early as the fourteenth century as Hadley or Hadly. These forms were continued in Ireland where the name has never been common. When the Quaker Hadley's went from Ireland to Pennsylvania in 1712, both of the forms Hadley and Hadly were used by members of the same family.
No record has been found which specifies which particular member of this family went from England to Ireland and became the ancestor of the Hadleys who were in Kings County, Ireland, at a later date.
For many years preceding the Cromwellian invasion of Ireland,
there had been much travel and intercourse between Somerset and
Ireland. Representatives of many Somerset families, related to the
Hadley's by blood or marriage, bought lands in Ireland and became
permanent residents there. Others went to Ireland as governmental and
military officers. Tradition says that the ancestor of the Quaker
Hadley's went to Ireland from Somersetshire, he was an officer in the
English army and he married _______Talbot in Ireland.??
Most of the HADLEY information on this page deals with HADLEY's from Ohio living in Lookeba, Caddo County, Oklahoma just after the turn of the century and Statehood. There is also a listing of the HADLEY's married in Garfield County, Oklahoma. As well as an excerpt from a New York HADLEY Bible that I picked up somewhere before I knew they weren't my HADLEY's.
Lookeeba Methodist Church
Lookeeba Methodist Marriages
Caddo County Marriage Record
Caddo County Probate
Lookeeba Cemetery Records
Garfield County Marriages
New York Hadley Bible
My mom said as a small girl she remembers her father, Raymond Hadley, taking them to see family in Lookeeba. He lived there with his parents from sometime between 1900-1910 until 1922, when he and his mother moved to Enid Oklahoma.
" A Brief History of Lookeba and Sickles Caddo County
- William Hadley was the second Postmaster. His father, Edwin, was a mail carrier.
- O. M. Hadley sat on the first city council.
- Isaac Hadley was founding member of the Methodist Church.
- The church Certificate of Incorporation was signed by Isaac and Edwin.
- The Ladies Aid was organized with Mrs. Hadley and Mrs. Will Hadley.
Methodist Church Membership
|Otis M Hadley||Lookeeba||9-8-1907|
|Mrs. Florence Hadley||Lookeeba||9-8-1907|
|Robert M. Hadley||Lookeeba||9-8-1907|
|Charles D. Hadley||Lookeeba||9-8-1907|
|Wilbur S. Hadley||Lookeeba||9-8-1907|
|Bessie L. Hadley||Lookeeba||9-8-1907|
|Olive A. Hadley||Lookeeba||7-14-1907|
|Anna Hadley [Suttles]||Lookeeba||2-1912|
|Mrs. Cora Hadley||Lookeeba|
|William P. Hadley||Lookeeba||9-30-1906|
|Mrs. Lizzie Hadley [Harvey]||Lookeeba||9-30-1906|
|Loren S. Hadley||Lookeeba||9-30-1906|
|Robert E. Hadley||Lookeeba||9-30-1906|
Methodist Church Marriage Records for Hadley
|Date||Name||Age||Residence||Place of Birth||Minister|
|November 2,1911||George W. Clark||27||Lookeeba||Kansas||Rev Thomas C Cox|
|Ola M. Hadley||25||Lookeeba||Ohio|
Hadley Wedding Records From Anadarko, Caddo Co., Court House
|H. M.||Carrie May Franklin||2||158|
|Albert M.||Perry Ramsey||4||155|
|James R.||Sadie Estep||5||472|
Caddo County Probate
Lookeeba Cemetery Records
The records for the cemetery are reported to be in very poor condition and every effort was made to copy them faithfully. Also a lot of the burial sites are reported to be lost.
|Isaac H. Hadley||1924|
|Harry L. Hadley||1906|
|Nellie (Hamblin) Hadley||1918|
I walked the cemetery and located headstones for the following:
First section on right when entering.
Nellie Hamblin wife of Charles Hadley – 17 Jan. 1891- -9 Dec. 1918
Harry L. son of O.M. and Florence Hadley – 27 July 1887-22 July 1906
Center of third section on right.
Large HADLEY family stone surrounded by:
Samuel Hadley - 13 May 1878-4 Oct. 1918
Calvin Hadley - 1850 - 1923
Etta Cliver [Hadley] - 1876-1960
Frank I Cliver - 1870-1950
Elizabeth E Johnston
Felix Herman Johnston
Mattie E. Johnston
Large headstone for Isaac Hadley - 21 Aug. 1855-15 May 1924 with Cora
Hadley on north side
Approximately ½ way down fourth section on right:
Lizzie Loula [Hadley] - 1888-1976 and Fred Loula - 1881-1969
"Lookeeba-Sickles - Pathway of Memories"
In 1908 Fred Loula Sr., first postmaster of Lookeeba, married Elizabeth Hadley
"at the time they were married there were 35 Hadley's living in Lookeeba and everyone of them were Quakers."
1910 Census - Lookeeba, Caddo County, Oklahoma
Supervisor District: 234
Ennumerator District: 60
Date: 3 May 1910
By: Otha Waef
|4||Samuel H. Hadley||Head||32||10||Ohio||Ohio||Ohio||Electrical Engineer|
|4&5||178||William P. Hadley||Head||36||15||Ohio||Ohio||Ohio||Postmaster|
|5||195||Edward Hadley||Head||53||25||Ohio||Ohio||Ohio||Mail Carrier|
*-Very difficult to read the census roll. Looks like either Lisonin or Limmer however the church records have her as Lizzie
**-could be Wilma or Norma on the film but the church records say Naoma.
***-I think I read that Robert was a barber in Lookeeba.
Garfield County Oklahoma
|Jessie O. Hadley||4582||9|
|Edna F. Hadley||4894||9|
|Mrs. Anna Hadley *||9276||16|
|Raymond C. Hadley **||10900||19|
** Raymond married Velva Verona Horsley
If you have New York Hadley's this might be of interest to you. I don't remember where I picked it up on line.
[NYS DAR Bible Records Vol. 56 page 126]
|Henry Hadley||Litchfield, NY||May 18, 1815|
|Mary Rising||Litchfield, NY||Sept. 2, 1817|
|Caroline Elvira Hadley||Litchfield, NY||May 27, 1841|
|Augustus Lovina Hadley||Litchfield, NY||Feb. 28, 1844|
|William Gilbert Hadley||Litchfield, NY||July 30, 1846|
|Mary Janet Hadley (twin)||Litchfield, NY||Oct. 12, 1848|
|Martha Jane Hadley (twin)||Litchfield, NY||Oct. 12, 1848|
|Lucy Maria Hadley||Litchfield, NY||Apr. 21, 1851|
|Henry Hadley & Mary Elizabeth Rising||Litchfield, NY||Nov. 1, 1838|
|Dolphus Skinner Marshall & Caroline Elvira Hadley||Litchfield, NY||Jan. 17, 1866|
|Nelson C. Rider & Augustus Lovina Hadley||Litchfield, NY||March 22, 1865.|
|Gilbert William Hadley & Ellen M. Matteson||Crane's Corners, NY||Jan. 27, 1875.|
|O. Brainard Holmes & Mary Janet Hadley||Litchfield, NY||Sept. 21, 1869.|
|Israel Irving Young & Martha Jane Hadley||Bristol, Ill.||Oct. 16, 1872|
|Jonathan Cottrell & Lucy Maria Hadley||Litchfield, NY||Sept. 19, 1877.|
|Henry Hadley||March 9, 1854|
|Mary Elizabeth Hadley||May 26, 1905|
|Augustus Lovina Rider||June 3, 1905|
|Mary Janet Holmes||June 16, 1919|
|Martha Jane Young||July 29, 1920|
|Gilbert William Hadley||Apr. 3, 1928|
This little snippit was attached to the bottom of the Deaths listing. I don't know what it means.
"n.4, 1892, Ezra Henry Bartlett and Lorinda I. Smith"
Sep. 11, 1899
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