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6. Elizabeth HADEN29 was born about 1732.

Irene Cook lists two daughters named Elizabeth. If there were two, one likely died young. She cited "Lost Links" by Elizabeth Wheeler Francis and Ethel Sivley Moore as listing a Deed/Indenture citation which gives two daughters Elizabeth. When I viewed the citation, I didn't see any real proof of two Elizabeths. I have also seen Elizabeth's married surname as Rex instead of Rea - the following deed is quite plainly REA.

A sometimes birth year is seen for Elizabeth as 1738. I believe she was at least a few years older. Daughter Ann was obviously born before May of 1756.

Goochland Co DB 7, p.98-99 29 May 1756
Anthony Haden of Hanover Co for love goodwill and affection towards my loving Grand Daughter Ann Rea of Goochland Co ...following Articles, One Negro man named Charles, two cows and calves, feather bed & furniture, black leather large trunk. Said Ann Rea paying her Mother Elizabeth Rea the sum of 3£ yearly during her life or the life of the said Negro to be recovered by the said Elizabeth Rea and no other. But in case said Ann Rea dies without issue, then the above Negro and articles I give to my son Zachariah Haden on paying Elizabeth Rea the yearly sum above mentioned. Signed: Anthony Haden. Wit: Stephen Nowlin, Daniel Burks, Obedience (O) Nowlin. Ack. Goochland Co 15 Jun 1756. Teste: Val.Wood GCC

The above deed of gift - giving a slave to a granddaughter with profits from his labors to go to the child's mother - would be an excellent way to provide support for a daughter without the son-in-law being able to control the slave or the money. The implication might be that Anthony was not overly fond of his son-in-law and doubted his ability to provide for Elizabeth. A slave given directly to Elizabeth, as Anthony did for his other daughters, would then become the property of her husband.


There was a William Rea living in Goochland at the time whose wife was Elizabeth. I believe his name was sometimes spelled as "Ray"
Goochland DB 4, p.401 21 Aug 1744 James Nowland of Goochland to Wm Ray. N side James. On Majr John Bollings line ..John Burk ..on Joseph Woodson ...Ebenezar Adams 150 acres part of 300 acres granted to James Nowlin. 12 Mar 1739. Signed: James Nowlin, Sarah [X] Nowlin. Witness: Stephen [X] Nowling, David Nowlin, Edward McBride
Goochland DB 6, p.218 Appraisal & Inventory of the Estate of William Redford, dec'd. Richard Pleasants, William Rea
Goochland DB 7, p.61 20 Jan 1756. William RAY of Goochland to Ambrose Hundley of Hanover. 40£ North side James River. Maj John Bollings line, John Burks, Joseph Woodson, Ebenezar Adams Dec'd. 150 acres part of 300 acres granted to James Nowlin by patent 12 Mar 1739. Signed: William REA
Wit: Geo Colebrooke, Thos. Pleasants. Ro. Abraham.
Ack. By William REA. Wife ELIZABETH privately examined

There was also evidence of Reas living in Hanover Co VA.
Hanover Co Court Record Book 1733-1735; Charles P. Blunt IV
1978
p.8/29-30
John Rea Sr of St Paul's Parish to John Rea Jr. 2000#'s tobo, all my 195 acres to the oak of Giles Harrilson …Meeks' line, Hooper's.
Wit: John Talley, John Crutchfield, Garlton Jennings
Ack. 1 Mar 1733

In the last half of the 1780's several families associated with the Haden family were living in Henry Co, VA, to include Anthony's daughter Ruth and her husband Jacob Farris. Found among names on petitions, etc. are William Rea, Ben Rea, William Collins Rea. One wonders if William & Elizabeth also moved to Henry Co, or some of their children did.


Elizabeth HADEN and William REA were married.1 William REA9 was born (date unknown). I believe the following deeds are those of this William Rea.

Goochland Co VA
DB 4, p.401
21 Aug 1744 James Nowland of Goochland to Wm Ray. N side James River. On Majr John Bollings line ....John Burk ...on Joseph Woodson ...Ebenezar Adams. 150 acres part of 300 acres granted to James Nowland 12 Mar 1739. Signed: James Nowlin, Sarah (X) Nowlin. Witness: Stephen (X) Nowling, David Nowlin, Edward McBride
DB 6, p.218
21 Jul 1752 Appraisal & Inventory of estate of William Redford, dec'd. Richard Pleasants, William Rea.
DB 7, p.61
20 Jan 1756 William Ray of Goochland to Ambrose Hundley of Hanover for £40. N. side James River. Maj John Bollings, John Burks, Joseph Woodson, Ebenezar Adams Dec'd. 150 acres part of 300 acres granted James Nowlin by patent 12 Mar 1739. Signed: William Rea. Wit: Geo Colebrooke, Thos. Pleasants, Ro. Abraham. Ack. by William Read. Wife ELIZABETH privately examined and relinquished dower.
DB 7, p.98-99
29 May 1756 Deed of gift from Anthony Haden to granddaughter Ann Rea with a yearly stipend to be paid to her mother Elizabeth Rea. One of witnesses was Stephen Nowlin [see DB 4, p.401]
9 May 1756 is the date Irene Cook gave for the marriage. I believe this was confused with the date of the deed of Gift from Anthony to his granddaughter Ann Rea.
DB 7, p.87
18 May 1756 List of Debts due David Murray delivered by John Carlyle his attorney in fact included: The Exrs. of William Radford, 15sh; William Rea 1£ 7sh 7 1/2p

Elizabeth HADEN and William REA had the following children:

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Ann REA was born (date unknown).