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1188. John William HADEN652,655,1023,1024,1025 was born on 31 July 1849 in Greene County, Missouri.648,1026,1027,1028 He died on 21 October 1925 at the age of 76 in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.652,1027

In 1880, John was listed as a dry goods merchant. G. M. Evens, age 25, born in South Carolina lived with the family and was in the same line of business.

1880 Census. Precinct 6, Fannin Co TX, Sheet 413 C, Hh 28
J. W. Haden, age 30, Dry Goods merchant, b. MO, parents b. KY
M. E., age 30, wife, b. TX
Myrtle, daughter, age 3
This may have been a multiple-family dwelling....the next residence was a hotel.
Evans, G. M., age 25, Dry Goods merchant, b. SC, parents b. SC
Patts, W. A., age 31, wheelwright, b. TN, parents b. TN
E. M. Patts, age 16, wife, b. TX

HISTORY OF FANNIN COUNTY, TEXAS; History-Biographies-Business Cards. Reprinted from an 1885 Original Book by W. A. Carter & Judge J. P. Simpson; Newhouse Publications
p.72 The First National Bank of Bonham, the second bank of this city was incorporated in December 1883, and opened business in January 1884, with a paid up capital of $60,000 under the control and business management of a Board of Directors and officers, consisting of W. A. Nunnelle, President, M. W. Halsell, Vice President, A. B. Scarborough, Cashier, C. W. T. Weldon, of Ladonia, John A Barnard, Smith Lipscomb, and J. W. HADEN. The institution is doing a thriving business, the careful and safe manner of which inspires confidence in every one with whom it transacts any business. The present management consist of the same gentlemen under whose control the bank was first opened.

There was a fire in Ladonia on 1 Oct 1896. It killed three people - Mrs. Jane Knapp and her niece and nephew, Carrie & Jimmie McFarland - and destroyed one side of the Ladonia square. The paper lists the losses and insurance coverage: J. C. Haden, groceries, loss $3000, insurance $1200; then later lists J. W. Haden, damage to building $1500, fully covered. Since the brother James C. Haden did not live in Fannin Co, the first listing was likely a typo - probably J. B. Haden [Joseph B.] was correct. I believe J. B. owned the lot; his brother ran the grocery.
I believe that Mrs. Jane Knapp, was nee Eliza Jane Smith,born 1841 in Kentucky, who had married a Knapp. Her sister, and mother of the children who died, was likely Cretia Lemira Smith, born 1842, who married Abel McFarland, 18 Oct 1866, Hopkins Co, TX, who was apparently unrelated to the other McFarlands who had lived in Fannin Co for sometime. The town had taken up donations for Mrs. McFarland.
Article found online at Chronicling Armerica, Library of Congress webiste: Shiner Gazaette, published Shiner, TX, 7 oct 1896, p. 2, "The Ladonia Fire"
Recollections of Ladonia: The Town and Its People, compiled by Muriel Champion Burleson, 1991, p.21-22, has this to say about the town and the fire. "There was a frame builing on the Haden lot in which there was J. C. Haden Grocery Co.... A fire in 1896 started in the City Hotel and burned everything from there to J. B. Haden's place on the West side."

1900 Census - John, "Capitalist", and Mary and Dewitt. Also a niece, Alice Jones is living with them. This would be the daughter of John's deceased sister Virginia.

1910 Census - John W. Hayden, living in the Alexander Hotel on the south side of the Public Square with wife Mary. They stated they had been married 25 years (it was actually 40) His place of birth, and his parents, given as Arkansas. I don't believe either of the Hadens gave the information to the Census taker.

Sent by Rosemary Marcum:
Fannin County, Bonham Directory - 1910
J. W. Haden (age 72)
Bonham First National Bank, Board of Directors
(w Mary)
114 1/2 SS Square, r. Hotel Alexander

Listed in the 1920 Census as "J. W. Haydn" living in Bonham, Ward 5. Second wife Annie is with him. Occupation - Capitalist!

Death Certificate
Certificate #35824
Fannin Co, Bonham
Jno. W. Haden
Male, White, Married. Died Oct 21, 1925
B. July 31 1849 76y 2m 20d
Occupation: Investment, Loans & Stocks
b. Missouri
Father: W. F. Haden, “Don't Know” birthplace
Mother: M. J. Perkins, b. Missouri
Informant: Geo A. Stephenson, Box 26, Bonham
Dr. attended 21 Oct 1925. Death occurred at 10:30
Cause of death: Paralysis of Respiration & Circulatory System at once
Contributory: Cerebral Haemmorhage, Sudden
No autopsy
J. F. Woods, MD, Bonham Nov 12, 1925
Buried: Willow Wild 10/23/1925
Undertaker: Philip Wise, Bonham

John William HADEN and Mary Ellen MOORE were married on 12 May 1870 in Fannin County, Texas.766,960,1029 Mary Ellen MOORE1025,1030, daughter of Rufus Roddy MOORE and Jane Christine DILLINGHAM, was born on 12 November 1849 in Texas.654,1024,1025,1027,1031 She died on 18 October 1912 at the age of 62 in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.1027

1850 Census, Fannin Co, TX, Hh 179
R. R. Moore, age 22, b. TN. Jane, age 17, b. AR.
M.A. Moore, female, age 6 months, born in Arkansas.
Thos. Moore, age 28, b. TN.

Mary Ellen's birth given by the family as 12 Nov 1849. I have also found it as 2 Jan 1849 - the first one matches the 1850 census information.

In 1860, Fannin Co TX, Hh 705, there is the following family:
R. R. Moore, age 31, b. Tenn.
Jane Moore, age 28, b. Ark.
Mary E. age 10, John S. age 8, Joshua 6, Arch 4, and Rufus C age 1., all born in Texas.
[this Mary is the right age]

1870 Census. Fannin Co, TX, Hh 172 [on the same page with the Haden family]
Rodey "Moore", age 45, b. TN. Jane, age 40, b. Ark.
Mary, age 21, b. Ark.
Born in TX: John 18, Joshuway 16, Arch 14, Gareross 11, Ader 7[female], White 4. and Benney, one month.

1880 Census. Fannin Co TX, Hh 123
R. R. Moore, age 52, b. TN, parents b. TN. Jane, wife, age 47, b. AR, father b. VA.
R. G., son, age 21. Adice, daughter, age 16. W. Mc., son, age 13. Beny, son, age 9. F. L., dau, age 7.

John and Mary's wedding was a double wedding with Rhoda James and William Henry "Billy" Terry.

In 1880 Mary Ellen did not give the birthplace of her parents.

In 1900, Mary's place of birth is given as Arkansas, AR also the birthplace of both parents.

John William HADEN and Mary Ellen MOORE had the following children:



Myrtle L. HADEN.



DeWitt Talmadge HADEN.

John William HADEN and Annie C. OLIPHANT were married on 15 September 1914 in Fannin County, Texas.654,766 Annie C. OLIPHANT655, daughter of Joseph B. OLIPHANT and Frances DOSS, was born on 3 May 1866 in Texas.1023,1032 She died on 7 May 1944 at the age of 78 in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.

Annie appears to be living at home with her mother in the 1910 Census. Age is given as 34 which would be about 10 years too young. Saleslady in the Dry Goods - maybe at the Blakeney store?

1930 Census. Bonham, Fannin Co, Hh 138
Ella Crawford, age 66, wd, married at age 31, b. TX, father b. MS, mother b.AR
Annie Haden, sister, age 63, wd, married at age 47
Fannie Whitworth, sister, age 60, wd, married at age 37

Dallas Morning News
8 May 1944
Bonham Woman Dies
Bonham, Texas, May 7 - Mrs. Annie Haden, wife of the late J. H. Haden who for many years was a prominent Bonham banker, died in a hospital here Sunday. Funeral services will be held here Monday with burial in a local cemetery.

Death Certificate states Annie O. Haden, of 409 West 5th St, Bonham, TX died Allen Memorial Hospital in Bonham on 7 May 1944. She was born 3 May 1866, age 78 years, 4 days. She died of "heart block". She was widowed. Her father J. B. Oliphint and mother Frances Doss, listed as born in Texas. She was attended by J. M. Donaldson, M.D.

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS - FANNIN COUNTY TEXAS, Dean & Patrician Newhouse, Vol. 3, 1982. Annie O. Haden is buried Section F, Willow Wild Cemetery next to her parents and a brother.