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36. Margaret "Peggy" HADEN1 was born about 1755 in Virginia.1,44 She died on 12 September 1818 at the age of 63 in Giles County, Tennessee.1

I doubt that she was 6 when she married. Either birth year of 1768 from Irene Cook or marriage date is wrong. Information indicates her son Benjamin b. 1776 in Rowan Co; he married 1797. I believe her birth year should be at least ten years earlier and I have adjusted the date accordingly

Found online with no proof citation: [29 Jan 2007]
Margaret "Peggy" Haden born 1 Jan 1755 - quite possibly an estimate but 1755 would be more likely.

Abstracts of Deeds: Rowan Co NC
10:3 26 Oct 1784 William Haden to his dau Margaret Stockton for natural affection a negro girl Milly & negro boy Jeffrey. At her death they & their increase to be divided among her children. Tho. Frohock, Dugless Haden. Prvd Nov Ct 1784.

Transcribed from: Rowan County Record of Deeds; 1784-1825; Vols. 10, 11; microfilm C.085.40005 NC State Archives, Raleigh, NC, in possession of researcher, Chris Stanga
State of North Carolina
To all Persons to whom these Presents Shall come I William Haden of the County
of Rowan and State afsd [aforesaid] Send Greeting.  Know ye that I the said William Haden
for and in Consideration of the Natural Effection & for some other Good Causes
and Consideration and hereunto moving have this Day Lent to my Dearly beloved
Daughter Margaret Stogdon, During her natural Life and by these Presents ?assign
unto my Said daughter Margaret Stogdon during her life afsd. One Negro Girl Named Milly
and one Negro boy Named Jeffrey and after the death of my said Daughter I give & Bequest
the afsd Negro Girl Milly and her Increase if any and the Said Negro Boy Jeffrey to
be equally divided share & Share alike among the Children of my Said Daughter
Margaret Stogdon & no Other person whatsoever To have hold & Enjoy the afd.
Negroes unto the Said Margaret Stogdon during her natural Life and after her
Deceas to the heirs of her Body, to the Only Proper Use and behoof of her the afsd
Margaret Stogdon or the heirs of her Body and I the Said William Haden  ____
Singular the afsd Negro Girl named Milly & her Increase and Boy Named Jeffrey to
the Said Margrett Stogdon & the Heirs of her body only against all Persons Whatsover made
and will warrant and forever Defend by these Presents.  In Witness Whereof I the
said William Haden have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 26th Day of October
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty four.
Signed and Sealed:  William Haden
Signed Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of:  Thos. Frohock & Duglass Haden
Nov. Sess. 1784
State of North Carolina
Rowan County:     It is hereby Certified that the within Deed are
presented in Open Court in due form of Law by the
Oath of Dugless Haden recorded & Ordered to be Registered  Test. ?? Osborn, CC

Margaret is probably the older woman living in the household with her son Benjamin and his wife Elizabeth, Union District, SC, 1800. She joined with them in deeding property on Thickety Creek in Union District, 28 Mar 1801.

Margaret moved to Tennessee about 1804 with her grandchildren.
She left a will dated, 12 September 1818, Giles County, Tennessee
She stated that her son Benjamin Stockton, was to have five shillings if he ever applied for it. Her personal property was to be divided evenly among the children of Elizabeth Stockdon [her grandchildren] - David, Duglis H., William, Josiah, Maraget, Lucinda and Smith. A small hankie was also to be given to Marget Stockdon. Signed: Marget L. Stockdon
Test: David Braiun, Zebulon Rainey, Sam'l Newton.
It is obvious that she did not recognize her grandchildren born to Sarah Williams Hall in the bigamist marriages of her son.

Margaret "Peggy" HADEN and David STOCKTON were married about 1774.145 David STOCKTON146, son of Richard STOCKTON and Agnes ANTHONY, was born circa 1750 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He died in 1792 at the age of 42 in Union County, South Carolina.44

I have given David an arbitrary Birth about 24 years prior to his marriage.

12 Jun 1775 Moses Linster & wife Sarah to David "Stogdon", all of Rowan Co NC - 340 acres on Poplar Branch of Grants Creek adjoining Ancrew Allison. £180. Half of 680 acres granted by Earl of Granville to John Cathey, 2 April 1761, who will it to his son James Cathey, 9 Jan 1764 - James Cathey sold it to Moses Linster, 7 Mar 1771.
Wit: David Nisbet, William Nisbett - proved by William, 9 Aug 1777.

I'm not sure what this record is all about....
22 Oct 1776 John Steen of SC, bound to David Stockton of Rowan NC, £10,000 to make title for a tract on Thicketty Creek, adjacent land granted Adam Godelock, Capt. James Steen, & Francis Latimore, including 100 acres grated to Henry Titmore, in all 400 acres. To be paid by 1 Nov 1783. Proved and recorded 25 Sep 1787. [Union Co Probate Office Books 1 & 2, p.31-32; by Holcombe]
This may be the property where they lived in South Carolin - when the widow and son sold their property before moving to Tennessee, the deed mention Thickety Creek.

Some of Stockton's neighbors:
26 Sep 1778 John Brandon purchased 200 acres on waters of the Yadkin River, adj David Stockton
29 Jun 1781 Richmond Pierson took out 640 acres on waters of Dychars Creek, north to David Stockton's line.

David is considered a Revolutionary War Patriot for giving 500 wt. of beef, 2 Aug 1782.
[Voucher #57, Rowan Co NC. State Archives Rev. Armny Accounts - vol. 1, p.95, Folio4]

1 Aug 1783 David Stockton entered another 100 acres adjoining his own line on the south corner and running east, including both sides of the Moravian Road.

26 Oct 1784 David's father-in-law, William Haden, deed a slave woman and her son to his daughter Margaret "Stogden"

4 Nov 1784
State Grant #883 20 acres in the upper point of the island on the bank to the lower point
State Grant #914 300 acres on Swearing Creek, Indian Grave Branch
State Grant #846 200 acres on the south bank of the Yadkin River

14 Jul 1791 Will of David Stockton, 96th District, Union county, SC. Beloved wife Margaret to have one half of all real and personal estate during her lifetime and then to be given to son Benjamin. Benjamin to have the remainder of the estate. William Buckhannon to be Executor, or he and son Benjamin to choose another person.
Wit: Angelica Mitchell, Wm. Dodgen, Thomas (x) Holsey.
Rec. 2 Apr 1793 Intermediate Court [SB A, p.2, Box 1, Pkg. 38]

The son Benjamin was ultimately left to settle his father's business.
5 Feb 1795 John Troy, high sheriff of Rowan Co, on an execution against David Stockton, recovered by Thomas Speak with an order of sale, did sell on 4 Feb 1795, to Benjamin Stockton of Union Co, SC, two tracts of land. 200 acres on south bank of Yadkin River [see Grant #846] and another 20 acres on the Yadkin, down the meanders of the river and of the island, up the meanders and around the island [See Grant #883]. For £15.
Wit: Isabella Troy, Ann Troy. Acknowledged in Feb Court 7 Feb 1795
5 Feb 1795 Benjamin Stockton sold to John Giles ____ acres on the Yadkin River, on the upper part of the island and down the river for £100.
Wit: Robert Bradshaw, Harrod B. Pruit, Obadiah Smith. Proved by Smith, 8 May 1795.
11 Feb 1795 Benjamin Stockton of Union Co SC sold to John Giles of Rowan, 280 acres, North Yadkin River about 25 poles below the Horse Ford, across the swamp that belonged to Col. Richmond Pearson and David Stockton, dec'd.
Wit: Robert Bradshaw, Harrod B. Pruitt, Obadiah Smith - proved by Smith, May 1795.

Margaret "Peggy" HADEN and David STOCKTON had the following children:



Benjamin STOCKTON.