[Haden records had marriage as 1810 which makes the couple too young. I have chosen 1815 after finding birth year for Amanda.]
Lived in Macon County according to "Lost Links" - Moved to Macon Co 1836
1820, Smith Co TN, p.64, Line 942
1830, Carter Co TN
Found from the ALMACON-L@rootsweb.com mail list, 5 Nov 2005
1840, Macon Co Census
1 Feb 1843. Land Patent to Joseph Haden issued at the Cahaba office in Alabama for 148 acres in Bullock Co. S30, T15N, R22E
Found in father Joseph Haden's estate file. Joseph's mother also now dead. One wonders how this transaction took place from North Carolina to Alabama
10 Jun 1848 Land Patent to Joseph Haden. 53 acres. Bullock & Macon Counties. S32, T15, R22
The 1850 Census of Macon Co AL makes total confusion of this family. It appears to me that if the Joseph Haden of Macon Co is the same as the Joseph Haden who married Rebecca Durham, serious errors were made. The children as listed in LOST LINKS when compared to the Census are even more confusing. The Census has Joseph Haden, age 50, born NC - he would have been abt 53 so that part could be semi-correct. His wife is Mary, age 44, born in Georgia - certainly not Rebecca Durham. William, age 18, born GA [This is the age for the William Alexander shown in LOST LINKS. But all the children born in Georgia - did the enumerator get carried away with his ditto marks???] Next child is Annett, age 16; then James 14, followed by Joseph 12, and John 10. Joseph B. Haden age 23, is also listed with the family. The next family enumerated is that of G. W. Haden, age 28 [That age does match George Wiley from LOST LINKS but he is also dittoed as born in Georgia]. With G. W. is a female of the same age, Martha, born in Alabama, and children Joseph age 8, William age 6, Nancy age 4, and Sarah age 2. In 1860 George W. Haden will be found in Macon Co with a different lady and set of children whose ages overlap with the above. The 1860 Census also has Thomas Haden [who matches up well with George's older brother Joseph Thomas], but the other members of the family aren't found at all.
1850 Census, Macon Co AL, p.301 and 301a
Alabama 1850 Agricultural & Manufacturing Census, transcribed by Linda L. Green. 1999. Reprinted by Willow Bend Books 2002.
Although the census may be confusing, a probate record found in Macon Co gives a good representation of the family. Daughter Asenath and husband are not listed; quite possibly she has died.
Alabama 1860 Agricultural & Manufacturing Census, transcribed by Linda L. Green. 2000. Reprinted by Willow Bend Books 2002.
It's obvious this family needs a great deal more research. And we have either a grossly incompetent census taker, errors in the book LOST LINKS, or we are dealing with more than one Haden family in Macon Co at this time, or some combination of all of the above.
7 May 2003 Visited the cemetery in LaPlace, Macon Co AL. It's in quite bad shape with many broken stones, but just off Highway 80 to the North as you drive through "town". Both the stones erected to commemorate Joseph & Rebecca and their son Joseph Thomas & his wife Elizabeth had tall obelisks - Joseph T. & Elizabeth's is broken with the spire on the ground. It's obvious these stones were not placed at the time of Joseph & Rebecca's deaths, and probably not when Joseph T. died either. Since Elizabeth lived until 1908, they may have perhaps been place about the time of her death. The stone of Joseph & Rebecca is engraved on three sides - one says simply "We loved them". Joseph's side has "Joseph Haden - Born July 1 1797 - Died June 18, 1859". Rebecca's side states "Rebecca Wife of Joseph Haden, Daughter of Thomas & Rebecca Durham, born December 12, 1794, died June 18, 1858". Apparently whoever placed the stones knew more about her family.
Joseph HADEN and Rebecca DURHAM were married about 1815 in Tennessee.1,138 Rebecca DURHAM408, daughter of Thomas DURHAM and Rebecca ALLEN, was born on 12 December 1794.409 She died on 18 June 1858 at the age of 63 in Macon County, Alabama.138,409
Joseph HADEN and Rebecca DURHAM had the following children: