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1064. Benjamin James "Jerry" HADEN247 was born on 10 September 1839 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.247,535 He served in the military in 1861 at Company E, 1st VA Cavalry in Civil War. He died on 6 October 1922 at the age of 83 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.247
Benjamin and Susie were 1st cousins once removed.

Joined a volunteer regiment of Virginia cavalry in Augusta County, first commanded by Col (later General) J. E. B. Stuart. Served continuously with the 1st Virginia Cavalry until Appomattox in April 1865. I have a copy of "Reminiscences of J. E. B. Stuart's Cavalry" by Sgt B. J. Haden, edited by Timoth A. Parish and published in The Bulletin of the Fluvanna County Historical Society, No. 55, Spring 1993.
Found on FindAGrave.comCompany E, 1st VA Cavalry
"We followed, almost at the top of our speed, thinking that at every fork of the road we would turn to the right and come out in front of the enemy; but to our surprise, at every fork, Stuart's indomitable feather was wont to bear to the left taking us directly behind the emeny's lines." - Sgt. B.J. Haden


Benjamin had nine children by his first wife, four more daughters by his second wife. He began receiving his veteran's pension in 1907.

1870 Census. Cunningham Twp, Fluvanna Co VA, Hh 357
Benjamin J. Haden, age 30. Lucy A. age 29.
Althea S. 4. Alvin W. 2, and Jay F. age 7 months.

1880 Census. Cunningham Twp, Fluvanna.
Benjamin J. Haden, age 40, Lucy A. 39.
Althea S., 14. Alvin W. 12. Jas. P. 10. Victor B. 8. Edna L. age 7. Ilda M. age 5. Benjamin C. 2. John H., born in February, age 4 months.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Obituaries
The Washington Post, 12 Oct 1922
Virginia Obituary
Charlottesville, Oct. 11.
News has been received here of the death at his home at Union Mills, Fluvanna County, of B. J. Haden, a Confederate veteran, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife and eight children.


Buried in the cemetery of Cunningham United Methodist Church.

Benjamin James "Jerry" HADEN and Lucy Ann "Susie" HADEN were married on 1 March 1864.247 Lucy Ann "Susie" HADEN, daughter of Beverly A. HADEN and Lucy S./F. [HADEN], was born on 11 December 1840.247 She died on 28 February 1885 at the age of 44 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.247

Benjamin James "Jerry" HADEN and Lucy Ann "Susie" HADEN had the following children:

1936

i.

Althea S. HADEN was born in 1866 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.927

1937

ii.

Alvin W. HADEN was born in 1868 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.927

Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 on FamilySearch.org has a marriage for
Aldin E. Haden, born 1868, Fluvanna Co. to
Lula Irene Thomas, born Fluvanna Co, 1870
They married 19 Jul 1893, Buena Vista VA. Benj. & Lillie Haden listed as parents of the groom; Jno and Bettie Thomas as parents of the bride.
As I've found other names transcribed in error, I suspect this is Alvin.

1938

iii.

Jas. P. HADEN was born in 1869 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.927

1939

iv.

Victor B. HADEN was born in 1872 in Virginia.

1940

v.

Edna L. HADEN was born in 1873 in Virginia.

1941

vi.

Ilda M. HADEN was born in 1875 in Virginia.

1942

vii.

Benjamin C. HADEN was born in 1878 in Virginia.

1943

viii.

John H. HADEN was born in February 1880 in Virginia.

Benjamin James "Jerry" HADEN and Loula WHEELER were married in 1888 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.247 Loula WHEELER was born in 1861.247 She died in 1931 at the age of 70.247