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719. Benjamin Franklin HADEN1,125 was born on 18 February 1826 in North Carolina.407 He died on 8 August 1870 at the age of 44 in Davidson County, North Carolina.

Probable Marriage?: B.F. Haden to Martha A. McCrary May 29, 1855. Both of Davidson Co.

1850 Census. Southern Division, Davidson Co NC, Hh 139
Benjamin F. Hayden, age 23, Farmer, b. NC
Northern Division, Hh 1168
John McRary, age 54 Martha, age 54
Martha A., age 17
all born in North Carolina
The Slave Schedule shows him with seven slaves.

1860 Census. Northern Division, Davidson Co NC, Hh 907
Benjamin F. Haten, age 34. Martha, age 25.

From Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms, 1861-65, NARA M346, digital images on Footnote.com.
B. F. Haden was paid $300.60 for slautered (sic) hogs. He received his payment at Lexington, NC, 1 Jan 1863.

1870 Census. Lexington P.O., Boone Twp, Davidson Co NC, Hh 139 - 4 Aug 1870
Benj. Haden, age 45.
Martha, age 39
Jane 12. Dice, female, Black, Cook
Allen Ellis, 35, Black, farmhand

Benjamin F. Haden is buried Lexington City Cemetery. Died 8 Aug 1870, age 59y 5m 14d. [I have calculated his birth date from this.]

LDS #1888288 Loose Paper Estate Files - Davidson Co

B. F. Haden 1870, p.677
29 Aug 1870 T. C. Ford signed that B. F. Haden died without a will. Value of estate is about $400. Martha A. Haden is entitled as heir.
Martha A. Haden issued statement that she relinquished her right to administer and asked that her brother T. C. Ford do so.
$800 bond security, J. A. Sowers & Jno H. Welborn
19 Oct 1870 T. C. Ford asked that the widow be laid off and assigned her years support

Filed in wrong file - under Burgess F. Haden who died 1906….
Henderson March & J. W. Bailey & H. B. Dusenberg - Commissioners to lay off to Martha Haden, widow of B. F. Haden a years support for herself.
Oct 24 1870


Martha Haden 1890 p.1145

29 Nov 1890 S. E. Williams swore that Martha A. Haden died without leaving a will. Estate worth about $7000. Heir is Caroline E. Ford, husband T. C. Ford.
$14,000 bond.
Personal property sold to Mrs. T. C. Ford: $16,440.29
Caroline must have been her sister


1880 Census. Davidson Co NC Lexington Twp, Hh 186
T. C. Ford, age 58, farmer, b. NC as were his parents
Caroline Ford, age 43, wife, b. NC as were her parents
Martha McRary, age 85, mother-in-law
Martha Haden, age 50, sister-in-law
Baxter McRary, mulatto, 18, servant, domestic
Caroline Bradshaw, black, age 60, servant, domestic [could not read or write]
Austin McGee, black, 20, servant, domestic
Amos Goss, black, 21, works on farm

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Caroline E. McRary Ford. Daughter John & Martha McRary, w/o T. C. Ford
Died Sept 10, 1909, age 84y 1m 27d
Lexington City Cemetery, Lexington, Davidson Co NC
Thaddeus C. Ford
Died Jan 3, 1899, age 77y 2m 10d
Lexington City Cemetery

Benjamin Franklin HADEN and Martha A. MCRARY were married on 19 May 1855 in Davidson County, North Carolina. Martha A. MCRARY was born on 30 May 1831 in North Carolina. She died on 13 November 1890 at the age of 59 in Davidson County, North Carolina.

Martha's father was John McRary.
1850 Census. Davidson Co NC. Northern Division, Hh 1168
John McRary, age 54 Martha, age 54
Martha A., age 17
all born in North Carolina

Martha, buried Lexington City Cemetery as daughter of John and Martha McRary, wife of Benjamin F. Haden. Died 13 Nov 1890, age 59y 5m 14d [I have calculated her birth date from this data.[ Her parents are also there:
John McRary, b. 31 Nov 1797; d. 16 Apr 1871
Martha McRary, b. 4 Apr 1796, d. 28 Feb 1882


LDS #1888288 Loose Paper Estate Files - Davidson Co
Martha Haden 1890 p.1145

29 Nov 1890 S. E. Williams swore that Martha A. Haden died without leaving a will. Estate worth about $7000. Heir is Caroline E. Ford, husband T. C. Ford.
$14,000 bond.
Personal property sold to Mrs. T. C. Ford: $16,440.29


1880 Census. Davidson Co NC Lexington Twp, Hh 186
T. C. Ford, age 58, farmer, b. NC as were his parents
Caroline Ford, age 43, wife, b. NC as were her parents
Martha McRary, age 85, mother-in-law
Martha Haden, age 50, sister-in-law
Baxter McRary, mulatto, 18, servant, domestic
Caroline Bradshaw, black, age 60, servant, domestic [could not read or write]
Austin McGee, black, 20, servant, domestic
Amos Goss, black, 21, works on farm