Emilia was responsible for some of the erroneous material about the Haden family. She left a letter and a four-page paper about the family history. In both of these she stated that her grandfather Benjamin Haden was a son of John Haden & Margaret Douglas, a descendant of Lord Douglas of Scotland. Emilia was wrong in that John Haden's wife was Jean Mosley - his mother was Margaret, probably Margaret Douglas but probably not a descendant of any Lord Douglas. Dorothy K. Haden placed an article in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 52, Number 2, June 1964, which fully describes the writings of Emilia as well as the records which disprove the conclusion that John Haden's wife was Margaret Douglas.
Emilia Leftwich HADEN and James Gray HADEN were married on 28 July 1863 in Evington, Campbell County, Virginia.14 James Gray HADEN, son of Anselm Lynch HADEN and Frances Scott GRAY, was born about 1840 in Alabama.14 He died on 22 July 1864 at the age of 24 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.14
Quote from, "John Haden of Virginia" by Dorothy K. Haden: "Emilia married her first cousin, James Gray Haden, son of her father's brother, Anselm. Anselm and his family had moved from Campbell County when the children were young. Gray was in the Confederate Army and stopped by Campbell County to meet his kin there. He fell in love with his cousin, Emilia, and they were married. They lived together for less than a month then Gray went back to the War and was killed in the fighting around Atlanta."
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