858. Dr. John Miller HADEN97,856 was born on 26 May 1825 in Monroe County, Mississippi.1,22 He died on 25 October 1892 at the age of 67 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
While watching Who Do You Think You Are TV show, Season 4, Episode 8, about Jim Parsons, I saw this man's name. Jim Parsons was exploring his 3rd great grandfather Hacker and had gone to Tulane University where he was shown a book of graduates of the Medical College of Louisana. There just below his ancestor was listed Jno M. Haden, from Mississippi, graduated in 1847 as the 131st graduate of the College. His younger half-brother Richard D. Haden, from Texas, had graduated in 1857.
Found in Historical Register & Dictionary of the US Army p.485 [www.ancestry.com]
John M. Haden, Mississippi. MS Asst. surgeon 13 Dec 1847; resigned 25 Apr 1861. Surgeon Confederate State Army 1861-1865.
Senate Executive Journal, Thursday, December 30, 1847
Appointments: Medical Department.
John M. Haden, of Mississippi, to be assistant surgeon, to fill an original vacancy, to rank from 13 Dec 1847.
1850 Census: Lewis Co, Territory of Oregon; p.57; household #103. John M. Haden, age 25, born in MS; Surgeon USA.
An Index to the U.S. Serial Set, 827, Senate Executive Document 96 suggests a report from Fort Steilacoom, Assistant Surgeon, J.M. Haden, p.478, which apparently reports on diseases occurring among the troops in Oregon & Washington Territories.
Historic Fort Steilacoom website has some of the following data. The U.S. Army founded Fort Steilacoom on Puget Sound in late August of 1849.
On October 29, 1855, Indians attacked several white settlers in response to the lopsided treaty of Medicine Creek signed the previous year. During the "Indian War" of 1855-56, the fort served as headquarters for the 9th Infantry Regiment. About 80 settlers stampeded from around the Sound to the fort for safety.
In 1861, the Civil War changed everything. Regular Army officers stationed at the fort chose their sides and some tendered their resignations to join seceding states. Fort Steilacoom was left to the territorial militia in 1861, while blue fought gray during the next four years in the east.
Fort Steilacoom was abandoned as a military post in 1868.
1860 Census. Ft. Bliss, El Paso Co, TX. El Paso P.O. Hh 189
Household of Lt. J. G. Whistler.
J. M. Hayden, age 35, Surgeon US A., b. Mississippi
Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 [Vol 1]
Thirty-third Day - Tuesday, 27 Aug 1861
...Also a communication from the President, nominathing, for the advice and consent of Congress, in the Army of the Confederate States:
Medical Department: Surgeons
[included] John M. Haden, Mississippi
Ninth Day - Friday, Nov 29, 1861
Confederate States of America, War Department,
Richmond, November 27, 1861
Sire: I have the honor to recomment the following nominations for appointment in the Army of the Confederate Sates of America:
[among others] John M. Haden, of Mississippi, to rank from March 16, 1861.
WAR of the REBELLION; Series 1, Vol.15; p.1121
Hdqrs. Dept of S. Miss & E. LA, Jackson MS, 26 Jun 1862
The major-general commanding announces the following-named officers as members of his staff .... Surg. John M. Haden, medical director .... Signed: Earl Van Dorn, Major-General
WAR of the REBELLION: Series 1, Vol 34 [Part II]; p.1882
General Orders: Hdqrs. Trans-Mississippi Dept; Shreveport LA 25 Mar 1864
Surg. John M. Haden, C. S. Army, is announced as chief of the Medical Bureau, Trans-Mississippi Department.
Senate Executive Journal - Monday, July 13, 1868
....graduates of the Military Academy for appointment in the Army of the United States, to rank from Jun 15, 1868:
Eight Regiment of Cavalry:
Cadet William H. Coombs to be second lieutenant, vice Haden, resigned.
1870 Census. Galveston, Ward 2, Galveston Co TX. Hh 47
Jno M. Hadden, age 44, physician, b. MS
Sarah B., age 28, b. LA
Bessie, age 1, b. Texas
Several boarders were also in the household.
1880 Census. Galveston, Galveston Co TX. Page 2B, Hh 10, 270 East Broadway
John M. Haden, age 50, doctor, b. MS, father b. VA, mother b. GA
Sarah B., age 36, wife, b. LA, father b. GA, mother b. CT
Bessie, age 11, daughter, b. TX. John B., age 8, son, b. TX. Harry C., age 6, son, b. TX
Elizabeth Hughes, age 60, mother-in-law, b. CT, father b. England, mother b. CT
Four Black servants were also listed with the family.
Only a John Haden, born circa 1872, was found still in Galveston by 1900. He was probably the son listed above. He had a wife and two daughters.
John Haden, b. Aug 1872, age 28, married 4 years. b. Texas, father b. MS, mother b. LA. He was a physician.
Dr. John Miller Haden
b. 25 May 1825, Lowndes Co MS
d. 25 Oct 1892, Philadelphia, PA
Husband of Sarah Best Brannum
Buried Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston
The Handbook of Texas
HADEN, JOHN MILLER (1825-1892). John Miller Haden, physician, professor at the Medical Branch of the University of Texas (now the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston), and public-health specialist, son of Robert D. and Sarah (McGowen) Haden, Jr., was born on May 25, 1825, in Lowndes County, Mississippi. After attending Jackson College at Columbia, Tennessee, he graduated from La Grange College (Alabama) and in 1847 received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of the University of New Orleans. President James K. Polk commissioned him assistant surgeon in the United States Army in December 1847; Haden was assigned to duty under Gen. Winfield Scott and was with him at the fall of Veracruz. He remained in the army after the Mexican Warqv as medical officer in the party that escorted the civil officials of Oregon Territory to their posts. When the Civil War began Haden was stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. He resigned his commission and entered the Confederate Army medical corps. In 1864 he became chief of the medical bureau of the Trans-Mississippi Department, the headquarters of which were at Marshall, Texas.
At the close of the war he went to Galveston and practiced medicine. In 1873, when the first board of trustees of the Medical Branch of the University of Texas appointed examiners for professorships at the new school, Haden was selected to teach materia medica and therapeutics. When yellow fever spread through many communities in the Gulf states in 1878, Haden, as president of the Galveston Board of Health, placed the city under such a strict quarantine that no case of yellow fever developed there even though thousands died in other places. Although the quarantine was very unpopular with some business people, the citizens of Galveston recognized Haden's contributions with a testimonial in 1880, when he retired from the health department.
On January 8, 1868, Dr. Haden married Sarah Best Brannum, daughter of Texas Navy officer William Thomas Brannum. The Hadens had three children. Haden died on October 25, 1892, in Philadelphia, where he had been visiting his sons, who were studying medicine there. Both Dr. and Mrs. Haden are buried in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Galveston Daily News, April 11, 1917. William Manning Morgan, Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, Galveston (Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1954). William S. Speer and John H. Brown, eds., Encyclopedia of the New West (Marshall, Texas: United States Biographical Publishing, 1881; rpt., Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1978).
Mary Smith Fay
Dr. John Miller HADEN and Sarah Best BRANNUM were married on 8 January 1868. Sarah Best BRANNUM was born in 1839. She died in 1888 at the age of 49.
Dr. John Miller HADEN and Sarah Best BRANNUM had the following children:
|Bessie HADEN was born in 1869 in Texas. She died in 1884 at the age of 15. |
Bessie is buried Trinity Epicopal Cemetery, Galveston, in the family crypt.
|Dr. John Brannum HADEN.|
|Dr. Henry C. HADEN was born on 7 December 1873 in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. He died on 24 April 1956 at the age of 82 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. |
Although he was listed as Harry as a young boy in the census; his death certificate has Henry.
Henry C. Haden married Blanche D. Randall, 31 Dec 1902, Galveston.
Catalogue of the University of Texas, Texas State Printing Office, 1903
Department of Medicine
Henry C. Haden, M.D., Lecturer on Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
University of Pennsylvania, 1895.
Also listed as Chief of Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
1920 Census. Houston Ward 4, Harris co, TX, Hh 140
Dr. H. C. Hayden, age 46, Physician, Ear & Eye
Mrs. Blanch, wife, 40
Homoiselle, dau, age 11
Ella Hall, servant, age 19, Cook
1930 Census. District 90, Houston, Harris Co, TX, Hh 24
Henry C. Haden, age 56, married at 30, b. TX, father b. MS, mother b. TX, medical physician
Blanche R., wife, 49, married at age 23, b. TX
Homoiselle C., dau, age 20, single, b. TX
Delia Catley, servant, 25, b. AR
Texas Death Certificate 20005
Henry C. Haden, of 3622 Wickersham, Houston, died at Methodist Hospital, Houston. He had lived in Houston for 38 years. He was married. Born 7 Dec 1873, died 24 Apr 1956, age 82 years, 4 moths, 17 days. He was a Dentist. Father was John M. Haden, born MS; no record of mother. He served in the Spanish American War and World War I. The informant was Mrs. Albert B. Fay. Henry died of cerebral hemorrhage and was buried Galveston City Cemetery.
Texas Death Certificate 62483
Blanche Randall Haden of 3622 Wickersham, Houston, died 24 Nov 1959. She was a widow, born 26 oct 1878 in Dallas. Informant was Mrs. Albert B. Fay. Her father was Thomas Polk Randall; her mother Homiselle Davenport. Died of stroke. Buried The Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston
[The Old City Cemetery and the Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston is apparently the same cemetery]