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281. Hon. Robert Douglas HADEN1,97,225,466,467 was born on 26 December 1796 in Goochland County, Virginia.1,22,468 He died on 18 June 1879 at the age of 82 in Cedar Bayou, Harris County, Texas.1

Name given as Robert Douglas in Bible Record

Monroe Co was first part of Alabama, but separated by survey the winter of 1820 and recognized by the legislature as part of Mississippi, 9 Feb 1821.
Among the list of civil officers for the county of Monroe in 1821 are Robert D. Haden, one of the Judges of Probate, and Robert D. Haden, one of the Justices of the Peace.

1826 - Served in State Legislature from Monroe County
Land patents 27 Feb 1841 and 10 Sep 1844 in Lowndes Co MS each for slightly over 40 acres. "Robert D. Haden" There were also several others in the database.
An original officer in the Columbus Riflemen. (Columbus, MS)

In 1830, Lowndes Co was formed from Monroe. R. D. Haden was listed as the County Clerk when the first Court convened at Columbus, 12 Apr 1830.
Among pioneer settlers who arrived in 1819 are Robert D. Haden, and Richard & Dr. B. C. Barry. Richard & Bartly C. Barry were brothers to Haden's second wife, Martha.

1830 Census. Lowndes Co, MS [handwritten p. 73, same page as brother William M.]
Robert D. Haden: 1m under 5 [John], 1m 5-10 [Robert], 1m 30-40 [Robert D.], 1m 40-50 [???]
1f under 5 [Mary Sophie], 1f 20-30 [1st wife Sarah]

A case came before the U. S. Circuit Court, Southern District of Mississippi, January term 1840. Stephen Cocke for the Commercial Bank of Columbus, plaintiff v. Joseph Halsey, and others, in Error. The case had to do with a deed of trust that had been recorded by a clerk pro tem who was filling in for Robert D. Haden. If the deed was not legally recorded, then the slaves in question had no lien against them. It was finally adjudged that the authority existed for the temporary clerk, therefore the deed was correctly recorded. Within the notes we do find that Robert D. Haden had been duly elected, November 1837, as the clerk of the probate court of Lowndes County, for a term of two years. He took office in February of 1838. He was away conducting business in the state of Tennessee in March of 1839 when William P. Puller was appointed to act in his absence. Haden returned and assumed his duties.
Robert Jemison Jr. Papers, Collection 753, Box 753.0076, Folder 2, 7 pages
Deed from John B. Jones to Robert D. Haden, 29 May 1839. John B. Jones was of Lowndes Co. Third part was to Thomas Townsend, Eli Abbott, Bently D Arnold, Samuel D. Lauderdale and Alexander B. Dearing. John B. Jones owed considerable debts to the parties of the third and was mortgaging his property to Robert D. Haden for $10 - land in Lowndes Co, the West half of the SE quarter, Section 34; South East quarter of Section 33; in Township 19 South, Range 17 West. All of the North West quarter, Section 3 that lies North of Kincade's Creek, Twp 20 S, Range 17 W. The whole of Section 4 except the SW quarter of the SW quarter, in the same township & range. The East half of the NE quarter, and the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 5, same township & range. He also mortgaged his slaves: George, age 40, Winney, 25, Reuben aged 25, Dock about 16 years, Dick about 20 years, all warranted sound in body.
Signed: John B. Jones, R. D. Haden, Thos. Townsend, Eli Abbott

1840 Oktibbeha Co MS Census. [Handwritten p. 13]
Robert D. Haden: 2m under 5 [James & William], 1m 5-10 [Richard], 1m 15-20 [John], 1m 20-30 [???], 1m 40-50 [Robert]
1f 10-15 [Mary Sophie], 1f 20-30 [???], 1f 30-40 [3rd wife, Mary]
Note: There is an unidentified couple, age 20-30, living in the household.

1850 Lowndes Co MS Census - Robert D. and wife Mary A. Children living with them at the time include Mary S., Richard D., William L., James E. & Maria.

The 1850 Agricultural Census states the following:
15 acres improved land; 48 unimproved for $400 value; $100 farm equipment
4 horses, 4 milk cows, 10 other cattle, 15 hogs for $470 value
The farm produced 400 bu Indian corn, 100 bu oats, 10 bu peas & beans, 40 bu sweet potatoes & 150 lbs butter.
[Unlike most of his neighbors, Robert D. did not grow cotton!]

Senate Executive Journal for Monday, 15 Jan 1855, states the following
Washington, January 10th, 1855.
To the Senate of the United States:
I nominate Robert D. Haden, of Mississippi, who was commissioned during the recess of the Senate, to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Columbus, Mississippi.
Franklin Pierce.
Journal for Tuesday, 21 Dec 1858
Washington, December 17, 1858
I nominate Robert D. Haden, of Mississippi, to be receiver of public moneys for the district of lands subject to sale at Columbus, Mississippi, to take effect on the 8th of February, 1859, at which time his previous term of office will expire.
[The Journal for 22 Dec 1858, confirmed the appointment.]

1860 Lowndes Co Census. R. D. Haden, age 61. Receiver at the Land Office. $6,200 real estate value. $25, 000 personal property. Born in Virginia. Virginia [probably Eugenia] age 14, born in MS. Mary age 55, b. VA.

Land patent found in Carroll Co, MS, S25, T19N, R3E. Warrant #67740 for 120 acres, in favor of Martha Eldridge, widow of Thomas Eldridge, Captain, Mississippi Militia, War of 1812. As Administrator of Martha Eldridge, Robert D. Haden assigned the warrant to Willard C. Mills, who assigned it to Washington M. Stansbury in whose favor the tract was located. 1 Nov 1860.

U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918;; from NARA microfilm.
Division 12, Collection District 2 of Mississippi; Mar 1866.
R. D. Haden of Columbus was taxed $44.71 on his income of $894; $2 for his carriage worth $200; $1 for his watch worth $100; and $2 for his piano worth $200, for a total tax bill of $49.71

Family data says he moved to Texas 1885....but this does not agree with death date in Texas so it must be a typo. However, the same death date is given for son Richard ...the Bible record has the name as R. D. Haden and it could be either - I doubt they both died the same day. I did find Robert in the 1870 census - in Polk Co, Texas where Richard was living - probably moved there about 1875, rather than 1885. He wasn't there in 1880.

1870 Census. Subdivision 21, Polk Co TX. Hh 1333
Robert D. Haden, age 73, Farming, b. VA
Mary M., age 66, b. VA
James E., age 30, b. AL. Anna, age 26, b. VA. Robert L., age 3, b. Texas

Hon. Robert Douglas HADEN and Sarah B. MCGOWAN were married on 20 November 1821 in Mississippi.1,464 Sarah B. MCGOWAN was born circa 1800. She died after 1830 at the age of 30.

I have not been able to determine parents for Sarah. However listed as a pioneer settler in Lowndes Co, ca 1818, is a John McGowan.

Sarah was apparently living in 1830, because that census indicates a spouse for Robert, age 20-30.

Hon. Robert Douglas HADEN and Sarah B. MCGOWAN had the following children:



Robert D. HADEN III was born in 1823.1

Nothing more has been found concerning this son. He was not listed in the Bible record. Perhaps his placement here was a confusion with the son Richard D. Haden. Or perhaps there was an infant named for his father that did not survive. There is a male child in Robert's household, in the 1830 census, between the ages of 5-10.



Dr. John Miller HADEN.



Mary Sophia "Sophie" HADEN.

Hon. Robert Douglas HADEN and Martha BARRY were married on 11 September 1832 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.1,22,464 Martha BARRY, daughter of Andrew BARRY and Keziah SMITHSON, was born on 16 July 1798.22 She died on 22 April 1838 at the age of 39 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.22,469

Martha'a name is often seen as Banz, but that was an erroneous translation from a Bible record. Marriage to Robert Douglas Haden was listed as 3 October by Irene Cook, but the Bible record and county record from Lowndes County both have 11 September 1832.

Date of marriage to Hunt estimated from birth of first child.

From the COLUMBUS DEMOCRAT, Apr 28, 1838. died in this town on Sunday last, Mrs. Haden, the estimable wife of the Honorable Robert D. Haden and sister to Maj. Richard Barry. The same article appeared on May 1, 1838 in the SOUTHERN ARGUS of Columbus, but said she died on Saturday last.

Hon. Robert Douglas HADEN and Martha BARRY had the following children:



Dr Richard Douglas HADEN.



William Loundes HADEN470 was born on 27 May 1836 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.468

1860 Census, Lowndes Co MS, p.674, Household 473. W. L. Haden age 24, born in MS, a farmer. Living by himself.

Hon. Robert Douglas HADEN and Mary ELDRIDGE were married on 21 November 1838 in Limestone County, Alabama.1 Mary ELDRIDGE, daughter of Thomas ELDRIDGE and Martha [ELDRIDGE], was born in 1804 in Virginia.22,467,468

Hon. Robert Douglas HADEN and Mary ELDRIDGE had the following children:



James Eldridge HADEN1 was born on 10 December 1839 in Limestone County, Mississippi.1,468

Moved to Texas.

If so, I may have found his record for service in the Confederacy. J. E. Haden was a Private in Co B of the 1st Regt, Texas Infantry.

James E. Haden married E. A. Liles, 13 Dec 1866, Polk Co, TX. - Texas Marriages, 1837-1973

1870 Census. Subdivision 21, Polk Co TX. Hh 1333
Robert D. Haden, age 73, Farming, b. VA
Mary M., age 66, b. VA
James E., age 30, b. AL. Anna, age 26, b. VA. Robert L., age 3, b. Texas

1880 Census. San Jacinto Co, TX, Hh 593
James E. Haden, age 40, b. AL
Annie E., 35, wife, b. VA
Robert L., son, age 12. Annie L. 9, Daughter. Sarah V., 6, Daughter - all born in TX
Nannie Ireland, 19 Boarder, b. TX

WikiTree database of Alan Jackson states that James's wife was Annie Edwards Liles.



Maria Eugenia Eldridge HADEN1 was born on 8 March 1846 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.1,467,468

Moved to Texas.

M.V.E. Haden married R. T. Robinson, 26 May 1870, Polk Co, TX [quite possibly this is Maria given that she wasn't living with her parents in Polk Co that year]. I do not find them living in Polk Co in 1870.