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250. Robert Gillespie HADEN341,422,425 was born in 1812 in North Carolina.425

Probable marriage. Robert G. Haden to Rhody H. Rivers. 24 Nov 1836. Clarke Co AL

1840 Macon Co census:
R. G. Haden Jr. 1m -5 [son Richard G], 2m 20-30 [he was 28] 1f 15-20 and 1f 20-30 [Rhoda was 24]. Seem to be two couples living together. 13 slaves.


Buried Haden-Rivers Cemetery, Suggsville, AL.
Sacred to the Memory of Rhoda H. Haden who was born Dec. 3 1816 and departed this life, July 3, 1847, Aged 30 years and 5 month.
....Richard G. Haden, born April 12, 1838, died Aug 5, 1842, age 4y 3m 24d
....John S. Haden, born March 28, 1840, died May 14, 1840, age 1m 16d
....Mary L. Haden, born May 1, 1841, died July 7, 1845, age 4y 2m 7d
....Robert D. Haden, born May 5, 1844, died July 22, 1845, age 1y, 1m, 21d
....Thomas B. Haden, born June 25, 1847, died Sep 15, 1848, age 2y 2m 21d
Also perhaps Rhoda's brother and wife:
Farewell Thomas B. Rivers, b. 21 Jan 1810, d. 3 May 1899
Lydia G, wife of T. B. Rivers, b. 24 Nov 1813, d. 29 Aug 1872
and William A. Rivers, b. 28 Aug 1865, d. 21 Dec 1915 [don't know who this is..]
Clarke County Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 1, #4, Spring 1799. Submitted by Margaret & Edwin Jordan.

Found in DeSoto Parish LA in 1850: Robt. G. Haden, age 3? [ink blot but maybe 38], planter born in NC. He had living with him August L. Benebrie, his wife Eliza, and family. He is indexed as "Hadny" but the film definitely reads Haden based on the surrounding handwriting. The above cemetery record indicates that Rhoda and all their children had died. Rhoda appears to have died soon after the birth of the son Thomas.

Postmaster of Bayou Pierre: Robert G. Haden. 30 Jun 1851; discontinued 19 Dec 1854.


Robert Gillespie HADEN and Rhoda H. RIVERS were married on 24 November 1836 in Clarke County, Alabama. Rhoda H. RIVERS was born (date unknown).