Lived all his life on 266 acres of his father's homestead. Five children. One of the daughters married Frank Krebs and lived in Springfield.
The following notice may be of this family. From OZAR'KIN, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, Summer 2002. Excerpts from "Springfield Express" of Greene Co MO; Sep 1, 1882, Vol II, #23, p.3, c.2:
1900 Census. Clay Twp, Greene Co MO
Joel died of Cancer of the Liver. The informant for his death certificate was Mrs. Dove Plummer of Springfield. Parents listed as Charles A. Hayden and Louise Weaver.
Joel Henry HADEN and Nancy Artemia BESHEARS were married about 1876.498 Nancy Artemia BESHEARS498 was born on 4 December 1859 in Missouri. She died on 14 June 1929 at the age of 69 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.871
Nancy's father was Martin Beshers, her mother Anna Austin. She died of a stroke; she was already a widow.
Joel Henry HADEN and Nancy Artemia BESHEARS had the following children: