71. Nathan O. HADEN218 was born on 9 February 1793 in Campbell County, Virginia.1,3,11 He died on 4 September 1833 at the age of 40 in Todd County, Kentucky.234
1820 Census. Christian Co KY
Counties of Christian & Trigg, KY, Historical & Biographical., 1884. Online at Ancestry.com
Found at the University of North Carolina Library website: "Digital Library on Amercan Slavery"
I found the following court case which came before the Court of Appeals of Kentucky 14, Nov 1831. It had originally come before the Todd Circuit Court. Thomas Arbuckle was appealing the opinion of the lower court which had returned ownership of slaves to the children of Nathan O. Haden, objecting that the slaves had in fact been in possession of N. O. Haden and were subject to being sold at sheriff's sale and that also the sixth child had no ownership. The slave Betsey and her four children had been given to the children of Nathan by their grandfather, Anthony "Hayden". Nathan Haden had sold the slaves to a man named Hopkins. Anthony Haden insisted that the son had no right to sell or dispose of them and instituted action against Hopkins to recover them. While the action was pending, 28 Aug 1828, he conveyed them by deed of gift to the five children of N. O. Haden viz. G. S., Nancy H., James L., Sibellas W., Sally Ann and Mary Jane [this is actually six children]. Anthony stated that a marriage was contemplated between Nathan O. Haden and Ann Porter, daughter of his old friend, and he wanted any children from their issue as well as the children of Nathan then living to share in his bounty. The children were to share equally, and if the marriage to Ann Porter was consummated, the slaves were to remain with her. If Nathan died and she remarried, then the grandchildren were to have immediate possession. Hopkins and N. O. Haden rescinded their contract and the possession of the slaves remained with the children. Anthony Haden made out his will, Dec 1827, in which in mentions and confirmed the deed of August 1828. The marriage did take place and a sixth child was born after the death of her grandfather. In November of 1827, the slaves in controversy were sold by the sheriff under executions against Nathan O. Haden and Thomas Arbuckle purchased them. In 1828, James C. Haden, next friend [and uncle] of the six children pursued an action of detinue and Arbuckle was forced to give up the slaves. He then appealed. The Court of Appeals ruled that Arbuckle had no valid title to the slaves and the slaves should be recovered from him by Nathan O. Haden and wife. The youngest daughter was provided for in both the deed and will of her grandfather and did share in the ownership of the slaves. The judgment of the lower court was affirmed.
Found in the Christian Co KY census, 1820, p.43, living on the same page with his brother Joel. Two sons under 10 [born between 1810-1820 - G. S. & James], himself as 26-45; 1 female under 10 [Nancy] and wife, age 26-45.
In 1830 in Christian Co, p.30:
1840 Census. Todd Co KY
Nathan O. HADEN and Margaret SMITH had the following children:
Nathan O. HADEN and Hanna Ann PORTER were married on 30 August 1827.1 Hanna Ann PORTER was born (date unknown).
Nathan O. HADEN and Hanna Ann PORTER had the following children:
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