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1302. James Merrywether HADEN was born on 7 January 1836 in Virginia.679 He died in 1900 at the age of 64. He was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.1082

1860 Census. Hadenville, Goochland Co VA. Hh 361
Eliza Haden, age 56, farmer.
James M. age 23, speculator., b. VA
Eliza A., age 21
Martha W. age 19 Should this have been Mary W.?
Pattie W., age 17
Nilson Parrish, age 28, manager of farm


I strongly suspect this is the James M. Haden whose estate file is found in Rowan Co NC; he died 1898. The age is right and he named a son John Nelson Haden.

James Merryweather Haden married Mary Louellin Reeves, 14 Oct 1874, Rowan Co.


1880 Census. Statesville, Iredell Co, NC Hh 91
Margaret A. Reeves, age 45, proprietor of Hotel, b. NC
James A., age 21, son, b. Arkansas
James M. Haden, age 40, son-in-law, Commercial agent, b. VA as were his parents
Loula R. age 30, daughter, b. NC
Samuel S., age 4, grandson
James D., age 3, grandson
Reeves W., age 9/12, born in Sept, grandson
Walter Linton, age 5, grandson
Boarders and servants followed.


LDS Microfilm #1498464
Estate Records, Rowan Co NC

p.417 “Louia Haden” [Actually Loula Haden] 1897
James' wife died first but she was the owner of several pieces of property.

Complaint of 21 Apr 1898 …Loula Haden of Salsbury died 3 Dec 1897, possessed of several pieces of property. Plaintiff James M. Haden is surviving husband and entitled to a life estate in lands. He is now 62, born 7 Jan 1836. James D. Haden, Reeves W. Haden, Mattie Haden & John Nelson Haden and the defendant Samuel S. Haden are the only children and heirs at law of Loula Haden. They are without guardian.

Samuel S. Haden is of full age, born Nov 12 1875, but not competent to manage his own affairs. James D. Haden, b. Aug 24, 1877. Reeves W. born 2 Sep 1879. Mattie b. Nov 18, 1881. John Nelson b. Mar 24, 1884.
The whole of real estate is worth about $2500, difficult to rent. Should be sold and money invested in properties that would provide income.
Haden has been offered $1800 cash for house and lot on Fulton Street - by Dr. John Whithead - which is considered a fair price.

16 May 1898 - case to cause sale of properties of Loula to James M. Haden, her husband for benefit of James D. Haden, Reeves W. Haden, Mattie Haden & John Nelson Haden, as well as Samuel, who was not competent
James M. wanted title to properties and thought he could better manage for benefit of children. Claimed his 43 % interest in the properties, too.
Properties were located at Spencer NC [Rowan Co]

2 May 1898 - Brought to the attention of the court that the defendant Samuel S. Haden has married a wife. Plaintiff to be allowed to amend the complaint.
Papers concerning Carrie Haden, wife of Samuel S. Thos H. Vanderford Jr was also her guardian as she was underage.
Vanderford was apptd guardian for Carrie Haden on 16 May 1898


p.221 James M. Haden 1898

Papers are extremely difficult to read.

The incompetency hearing of son Samuel took place during the lifetime of James M. Haden, but after the death of his mother:
10 Mar 1898 Superior Court
Samuel S. Haden, Lunatic.
Petition of James M. Haden, Samuel S. Haden is incompetent from want of understanding to manage his own affairs by reason of excessive use of intoxicating drink or other cause and that said Samuel S. Haden is 22 years of age.
He is entitled to an undivided one-fifth interest in the real estate of his mother, deceased. It is important a guardian be appointed.
Jury was called and on 11 Mar 1898 they declared Samuel insane and incompetent.
Jurors are named in the file.

Thomas p. Johnston was the Administrator of the estate of James M. Haden.
Thomas P. Johnston stated James M. Haden died without will, next of kin renounced admin. Heirs are James D., Samuel S., Reeves W., Mattie L. & John N.
3 Mar 1900 James D. was the only one over 21 years. [Samuel was also over 21 but incompetent.]

John J. Stewart, guardian to Mattie L. & John N. Haden 16 May 1900
Gave typed reports - children rec'd rents from store

Administrator's Sale of Valuable town lots: Mon 4 Feb 1901
Thomas P. Johnston Admr of J. M. Haden against James D. Haden & others
Seven lots total.

1903 report - Heirs signed as receiving interest
R. W. Haden, J. D. Haden. T. H. Vandeford Jr, guardian of S. S. Haden
Mattie L. Haden, J. T. McCubbins for John Haden.

I found none of the children of James M. in the 1900 census.

James Merrywether HADEN and Mary LouEllen "Loula" REEVES were married on 14 October 1874 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Mary LouEllen "Loula" REEVES was born in 1850 in North Carolina. She died on 3 December 1897 at the age of 47 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.1083

James Merrywether HADEN and Mary LouEllen "Loula" REEVES had the following children:

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Samuel S. HADEN was born on 12 November 1875 in North Carolina.

The incompetency hearing of son Samuel took place during the lifetime of James M. Haden, but after the death of his mother:
10 Mar 1898 Superior Court
Samuel S. Haden, Lunatic.
Petition of James M. Haden, Samuel S. Haden is incompetent from want of understanding to manage his own affairs by reason of excessive use of intoxicating drink or other cause and that said Samuel S. Haden is 22 years of age.
He is entitled to an undivided one-fifth interest in the real estate of his mother, deceased. It is important a guardian be appointed.
Jury was called and on 11 Mar 1898 they declared Samuel insane and incompetent.
Jurors are named in the file.

Thos. H. Vanderford, Jr. was appointed the guardian of Samuel.

2 May 1898 - Brought to the attention of the court that the defendant Samuel S. Haden has married a wife. Plaintiff to be allowed to amend the complaint.
Papers concerning Carrie Haden, wife of Samuel S. Vanderford was apptd guardian for Carrie Haden on 16 May 1898 - she was underage.

I have not been able to find Samuel or Carrie in 1900.

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James Douglas HADEN was born on 24 August 1877 in North Carolina. He died on 31 May 1928 at the age of 50. He was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.1084

Rowan Co marriages: James D. Haden married Bessie Shinn, 21 Jul 1902.

1910. Salisbury, Rowan Co NC
James D. Hayden, age 33, b. NC, working as a Conductor on the Rail Road
Bessie, wife, age 28. They've been married for 8 years. She's had two children, one living.
Jack, son, age 5.

Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salibury, Rowan County, NC:
Shinn Douglas Haden
Son of J. D. & Bessie Haden
b: 29 Jan 1903
d. 23 Jul 1903

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Reeves Woodson HADEN was born on 2 September 1879 in North Carolina. He died on 10 September 1911 at the age of 32. He was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.1085

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Mattie HADEN was born on 18 November 1881 in North Carolina.

This is possibly Mattie in 1910:
1910 Census. Charlotte, Ward 1, Mecklenburg Co NC
Mattie Haden living as a boarder in the household of Mary E. Asberry. Age 30. Working as a stenographer in an insurance office.

Mattie L. Haden married Walter J. Nuebling, 20 May 1917, Rowan Co NC.

1920 Census. North Albemarle Twp, Stanly Co, NC
Walter Nuebling, age 29, b. Pennsylvania. Civil engineer at Tallassee Power Co
Mattie, wife, age 38, b. NC, father b. VA, mother b. NC
Dorothy, daughter, age 2

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John Nelson HADEN was born on 4 March 1884 in North Carolina. He died on 1 October 1954 at the age of 70. He was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.1086

the court case of 1889 gave a birth date for John Nelson Haden as 24 Mar 1884. His grave stone has 4 Mar 1884 - family members confirm that the latter date is believed to be correct.


John N. Haden married Ethel Mae Armfield, 23 Aug 1916, Rowan Co. NC.

1920 Census Salisbury, Rowan Co NC
Hayden, N. John, age 34.
M. Ethel, age 24
N. John, son, age 2 6/12 [2 years, six months]
E. James, son, age 3/12 [3 months old]
The enumerator apparently placed middle initials first.

Buried Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, NC

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Joseph HADEN was born on 25 March 1889. He died on 2 May 1890 at the age of 1. He was buried in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.1087