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29. ANN "NANCY" JOHNSON was born on 21 November 1757 in Goochland County, Virginia.1,13 She was baptized on 25 March 1758 in St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia.13 She died between 1798 and 1806 at the age of 41 in Logan County, Kentucky.

Both the birth of Ann Johnson and her marriage to William Haden is recorded in the Douglas Register of St. James Northam Parish: "both of Albemarle". Her birth record in 1757, as the daughter of Joseph Johnson and Sarah Harris is the proof of their marriage - this date is sometimes erronously seen as their marriage date.

Ann Johnson's death date is not known. The youngest child of Ann & William Haden, also named Nancy or Ann, was born about 1798 according to the 1850 census. William did not remarry until December of 1807. As men with small children usually remarried rather soon after the death of a wife, one would think Ann lived perhaps until 1805. However, William did have slaves who could have cared for his children. I have found no deeds in Logan Co that had her release of dower, nor any other record of her name. It is presumed she was the mother of the children as listed. There is a possibility that William Haden had a brief earlier marriage and the eldest daughter might have been from that marriage.

ANN "NANCY" JOHNSON and WILLIAM HADEN were married on 31 October 1775 in Goochland County, Virginia.17,19 WILLIAM HADEN20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34, son of JOHN HADEN and JEAN MOSELEY, was born in 1751 in Goochland County, Virginia.17 He served in the military in 1777–1779 at Ensign & 1st Lt., Fluvanna Militia,VA in Revolutionary War.17 He died in 1819 at the age of 68 in Logan County, Kentucky.35

Have seen him referred to as "Capt. Haden" - George D. Blakey in "Men Whom I Remember" - also William "D." Haden with a middle initial - have no hard evidence of either. Blakey said he was a Captain in the Revolution. He was certainly an Ensign in Fluvanna Militia 1777-1779 under J. Napier, and then a Lieutenant.

Haden, William, Fluvanna Militia, oath as Ensign 6 Nov 1777; oath as 1st Lt. 2 Apr 1779.

Ancestral File says William married Judith Moorman circa 1768, but that was too early given the age of William Haden. The Moorman family also has some tradition regarding this brief marriage - she may have died in childbirth. It is also possible that William's oldest daughter Sally was a child of this first marriage, but there isn't enough documentation to determine Sally's year of birth.

1777 Fluvanna Co VA. For the separation of Fluvanna County from Albemarle County. Among others: Benj. Bradshaw, John M. Haden, William Haden, William Oglesby, Tunstall Quarles, Turner Richardson, Benj. Thacker, Benj. and Patr. Woodson.
Bulletin of the Fluvanna County Historical Society, Number 9, Oct 1969. Can be found at

Fluvanna DB 1
7 Aug 1777 John Haden of Fluvanna for the natural love I have for my son William Haden of Fluvanna, one tract of 400 acres in Fluvanna on the south side of the North Fork of the James River, both sides of Cunningham's Creek, the place whereon my son William Haden now lives. Signed 4 Aug 1777: John Haden. Wit: George Thompson, John Haden, Robert Farley. Rec. 7 Aug 1777.
Fluvanna Co DB 1
p. 50 4 Dec 1777 Roger Thompson to Anthony Haden for 1500#'s. Tract of land of 380 acres in Fluvanna County both sides Cunningham's Creek, bounded by William Haden, said Roger Thompson, Thomas Staples and Cuthbert Champion. I purchased the land of George Thompson. signed: Roger Thompson.
Wit: John Cobbs, Henry Martin Jr., ____ ____pson, ____ ___berlake. Rec. 4 Dec 1777
13 Nov 1778 William Haden of Fluvanna to Anthony Haden of same, for 12#'s. Two tracts of land on Cunningham's Creek bounded by said William Haden, Turner Richardson, Roger Thompson, and said Anthony Haden, supposed, by estimation, to be 20 acres. Also two acres adjoining the said Anthony Haden's and William Haden's Mill, bounded by the north side of Cunningham's Cr and the mill pond. Signed: William Haden
Wit: William Wooddy, John M. Haden, Richard Allen. Recorded 3 Dec 1778
On 3 Dec 1778, Anthony sold the two acres near the Mill to Turner Richardson.

Copies from The Library of Virginia:
Fluvanna County, Order Book 1777-1779, Reel 16
p.10 from p.9 ...Henry Martin appointed first Lieut. and Anthy. Haden Ensign of a Compy of Militia under Capt. thompson by coms. bearing date 4th Sept last, took the oaths.
p.10-11 Court held for Fluvanna county at the house of Thomas Staples, on Thursday the 6th day of November 1777...
Ordered that Henry Martin, John Moseley Haden, Wm Haden & John Moody or any 3 appraise the Estate of George Thompson Jr. dec'd and report the same to Court.
Wm Haden, Gent. took the Oath of Ensign of a Compy of Militia under Capt. John Napier by Comn. bearing date 22d August last.
Prest. Wm Henry & Jos. Haden Gent.
A Grand Inquest for the body of the County being impannelled, the Court appointed Tunstal quarles foreman who was sworn and then the rest of the Jury to wit: ...John Haden among the names
p.39-41 At a Court continued & held for Fluvanna County, April 2d 1779
Present: Roger Thompson, John Napier, Turner Richardson, Antho. Haden, Gent. Justices
Anthony Haden Gent is recommended as a proper person to serve as Captain in the room of John Napier Gent. who resigns his comn. Wm. Haden is recommended as fist Lieutenant.
John M. Haden is recommended as a fit person to Serve as Ensign in the militia in the Compy commanded by Capt. Thompson in the room of Anto. Haden Gent. who has resigned.
Anthony Haden Gent produced a Comn. and qualified as Capt.
Wm Haden Gent. gualifies as 1st Lieut. by taking the Oath.
John M. Haden Gent. qualified as Ensign in Capt. Thompsons Eompy. being thereunto appd by Comn.
At a court held for Fluvanna Co, 2d Apr 1779 for receiving propositions & grievances and proof of public claims. Prest. Roger Thompson, Thos. Napier, Turner Richardson, Jos. Haden & Antho. Haden, Gent. Justices. No claims being offered, the Court arose. Signed: Roger Thompson.

1 Sep 1779 William Haden was a witness to the marriage of Benjamin Johnson, son of Joseph Johnson, and Anna Norvell, dau of James Norvell. Surety: John Johnson. Goochland County. [Benjamin was William Haden's brother-in-law.]

1 Jun 1780 Fluvanna Co Deeds 1777-1783, p.279 Thomas Linthicum Jr to John Clements, 100 acres on branches of Carey Crk where sd Clement now lives, part of a tract of 400 acres where Linthicum now lives. Wit: Anthony Haden, William Haden, Benjamin Anderson

Fluvanna DB 1,
p. 371
7 Mar 1781. John M. Haden, William Haden, and Anthony Haden of Fluvanna Co to Thomas Shores Jr of Powhatan Co, for 100#'s, tract of about 200 acres of land in Fluvanna
on the heard of Burkies Creek and waters of Cunningham's Creek and bounded by Daniel Lightfoot, John Haden, John Mann, Joseph Haden, and Thomas Shores, Sr. Signed: John M. Haden. No witnesses. Recorded 7 Mar 1782 [must have been 1781 - the same day - typo in the abstract]
5 Dec 1782 William Haden to John "Turbush" [sic - I'm sure this was Furbush] for 75#'s, tract about 364 acres in Fluvanna on the south side of the Rivanna River and on the branches of Cunningham's and Burks Creeks and bounded by John M. Haden and Daniel Lightfoot's lines, and Robert Pasley. Signed: William Haden. No witnesses. Rec. same day.
6 Mar 1783 Robert B. Payne of Fluvanna and Fredricksville Parish to William Hadin of same for 180#'s. Tract of land of about 150 acres in Fluvanna, both sides of Cunningham's Creek, bounded by William Haden, John Haden, the dividing line between the said Robert Payne and David Cockran. The land includes the plantation whereon Thomas Linthicum Jr lately lived, being part of a large tract belonging to the said Robert B. Payne. signed: R. B. Payne. Wit - none. Rec. 6 Mar 1783
Fluvanna Co DB 1, p.460
1 May 1783 Turner Richardson, Gentleman, to Anthony Haden for 400#'s, tract of about 408 acres on Burks Creek and branches of Cunningham's Creek, being the uppor part of the tract Richardson now lives on, purchased of the said Anthony and by a deed made to the said Richardson by Jno Haden Sr. The land is bounded by Anthony Haden, William Haden, John M. Haden, said Richardson, Doctr. Powell. Also conveyed is 2 acres (the mill) purchased of William Haden by a deed made to the said Anthony Haden & thence conveyed by deed to Turner Richardson. Bounded by Cunningham's Creek below the Mill, William Haden. Signed: Tuner Richardson. No wit. Rec. 1 May 1783.

Library of Virginia, Online Catalog, lists William Haden of Fluvanna Co as being issued a certificate including the value of the item claimed, the owner. The county courts held sessions between 1781 and 1783 to issue certificates to those claiming losses for public service during the Revolution.

Copy from Library of Virginia
Public Service Claims, Fluvanna County, Court Booklet, Reel 2, p.21.
At a Court continued and held for Fluvanna County Friday the 5th March 1784
Booth Fitzpatrick is allowed 50 sh for a Gun impress'd for the use of the Militia in 1781 as per Certificate under the hand William Haden.
Joseph Farrar is allowd £4 10. for a large Gun imprest by William Haden for the use of the Militia in 1781.

Sold land in Fluvanna Co VA back to parents in May of 1784; probably left for KY at that time.

A letter from Socrates Haden refers to his g grandfather (John Moseley Haden, son of John Haden/Jean Moseley) as having a brother William; later in the letter he calls him William Douglas and says he went to Kentucky; mentions that his grandfather [William son of John Moseley Haden] went with him and stayed two years in Kentucky.

William has been difficult to find from 1784 until 1797. "History of Kentucky" says that William and wife immigrated to Kentucky and settled near Lexington in 1778 (could that mean 1788 since he didn't sell his land in VA until 1784??); then moved to Logan County and settled on Black Lick Creek. Wife of son James, Rebecca Morton, is also said to be "of Lexington" in writings of George D. Blakey and their marriage record has not been found. Nor have I located marriage record for daughter Sally to Thomas Proctor. Both these weddings likely took place during the time I cannot definitely locate the family.

1783-1792 Court Order Books for KY [Supreme Court of Dist of KY while still part of VA]:
[Entries for a William Haydon, Thomas Proctor & William Morton were all found in this book. Also Ewings & Slaughters - others families that moved to Logan Co. There was at least one other William Haydon in this area at this time so I cannot be sure of this record.]
Office Judgments; Book A (1785-88) November Court 1788:
p.510 John McFall v. William Haydon, on debt. Defendant failing to appear, plaintiff to recover against the defendant and John Collier, his appearance bail, £12 with 5% interest from 7 Mar 1786 and costs. Defendant to have credit for 1£ 2sh 6p paid.
[a John McFall will also eventually move to Logan Co KY]

COLONIAL AMERICA 1706-1789 CENSUS INDEX [CD-Rom FTM] Listed in Fayette Co KY Tax List in 1788: William Hadden, William Haydon, and William Haydon Jr. It is believed that William Haydon, son of Thomas Haydon of Spotsylvania was living in Fayette Co at this time along with his brothers John, James, Ezekiel. Abner, a son of John Haydon is listed - most of John's other sons were too young at this time although there was a William who could have been the William Haydon Jr. Benjamin, son of William is listed and William also had a son William whose birthdate is unknown but he might have been of age which would account for the William Haydon & William Haydon Jr. Haydon had been the usual spelling in Spotsylvania Co for this family. This leaves William Hadden as possibly being the same as William Haden of this study.
Also on the Fayette Co KY Tax List in 1788 was Thomas, Hezekiah & John Proctor, and a William Marten and William Martin - possibly one of these actually Morton. Another man listed in 1788 was Robert O'Neal, father of Thomas Proctor's first wife. This furnished additional proof that William Haden did live near Lexington [Fayette Co] before moving to Logan Co and that daughter Sally likely married Thomas Proctor and son James married Rebecca Morton, during the time the family was in Fayette Co.

Extracts of KY Assembly Records found in USGenWeb Archives of Logan Co KY:
[I have no idea if this can be the same man as William Haden of Logan Co and actually suspect it is more likely William Haydon of Spotsylvania Co VA.]
3 Dec 1794 Town established upper side of Kentucky River at its junction with the Ohio on property of Benjamin Craig and James Hawkins. Name to be Port William. Trustees: Cave Johnson, Thomas Montague, Jeremiah Craig.
21 Dec 1795 Trustees of Port William: Simon Adams, Richard Masterson, John Van Peet, WILLIAM HADEN
[Port William is today Carrollton, Carroll Co KY. In 1780 when there were only three counties, it was located in Fayette Co; this area remained Fayette Co until Woodford was formed in 1788; it became Franklin Co in 1794, Gallatin in 1798, and Carroll Co in 1838.]

The Kentucky Gazette 1787-1800
Genealogical & Historical Abstracts
Karen Mauer Green
Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore 1983
Vol III, Number XLIX 2 Aug 1790
List of letters in the printing office:
Aquilla Gilbert in Fayette Co
William Hayden in Fayette Co

A fire at the county clerk's home in Fayette County KY in 1803 destroyed most of the county records. There are fragments of the "burnt records" that have been filmed by LDS, #2111044-2111046. The burnt records are grouped by volumes but the volumes are not consecutive by dates. I did find among those deed fragments every indication that William Haden and his kin and acquaintances were there, living on the South Elkhorn.
Vol. 3, p.332 Thomas Marshall and Mary to Robert Parker. Tract on waters of South Elkhorn, 80 acres. NW corner to Robert Todd's Survey; Robert Oneals survey. Being part of Col. Peachey's Military Survey of 2000 acres. [no date was saved but it follows the previous deed in September of 1790]
Vol 4, p. 1 Thomas & Mary Marshall of Woodford Co to Robert O'Neal. For 156 £. Tract both sides South Elkhorn; Robert Todd's line, McDaniel's line, Haden's corner. Acknowledged by Thomas & Mary, she relinquished dower, Sept Court 1790.
[Robert O'Neal was the father of Polley who married Thomas Proctor in 1785 - she died and Thomas married William Haden's eldest daughter Sally before 1800. Thomas Marshall was a Revolutionary War commander and was appointed surveyor for the county of Kentucky and then for Fayette when Kentucky County was divided in three parts.]
Vol. 4,p.3 14 Sep 1790 Thomas Marshall Senr and Mary to William Haden of county of Fayette. Sum of 418 pounds, 10 shillings. Parcel containing 409 acres on waters of ___th Elkhorn; thence with Proctors line. Including two Plantations, Collins new lines, being part of William Peaches Military Survey. Ack Sept Court 1790
p.4 14 Sep 1790 Thomas Marshall and Mary to James Wren of Fayette….small fragment
Vol. 4, p.110 James Wren and Valinda his wife to William Haden for 81 £. 43 acres in Fayette Co on the South E____ …. Gilbert's corner on Elders line….on Haden's The place where Thomas Proctor now lives being part of William Peaches Military Survey of 2000 acres. William Haden his heirs and assigns. Signed: James Wren, Valinda Wren [no acknowledgement or date but it appears to have been presented in court in 1797 - could have been made at any time previously] There is no date in the deed James Wren & Valinda to William Haden “date above written” p.108 & 109 are both John Craig's deed, 14 Jun 1797 - produced in Court 10th July 1797. p.111 & 112 deed of Trust, Robt Johnson Trustee. Produced in Court Aug 1796 and again in Aug 1797, ack by Robt. Johnston & ordered recorded.

Vol. 4 p.181 Apr 1790
Charles & Janny Gilbert of Fayette to Adrian Davenport. 400 £, current money. Tract in Fayette on waters of South Elkhorn, Parkers Line, Thomas Proc….[some doubt about this word but it appears to be part of the word Proctor], Ashers line. ___bert now lives & conveyed by Thomas _____ [Marshall]. 100 acres
Ack by Gilbert, May Court 1798
Vol 4, p.275
14 Sep 1790 Thomas Marshall and wife Mary of Woodford Co to Thomas Stepp. 94 ¾ acres. Fayette Co, both sides of ____horn. Corner to Robert O'Neals on McDaniel's line. Willis's line. Willis's corner, Worley's line, McDaniel's line. Including two plantations whereon Thomas Stepp now ____. Being part of William Peachy's military survey of 2000 acres. Sep Court 1790. Ack by Thomas Marshall and Mary released dower.
Vol. 4.,p.276
14 Sep 1790 Thomas Marshall and wife Mary of Woodford Co to Jacob Ford of Buckingham Co. For 39 £. 50 acres in Fayette on the w____. Begin Worley on Willis's line. With Worley's line. Hopwood, Haden's corner, then with H___.
Vol. 4, p.277
Gilbert's corner on Elder's line. Being the place where Thomas Proctor now lives, part of William Peaches military survey of 2000 acres unto the said James Wren. 43 acres.
Sept Court 1790.
Vol. 4, p.277
14 Sep 1790 - Thomas Marshall & Mary to John Williss of Fayette. 85 £.
Vol. 4, p.278
begin at Robert O'Neals. Including ____ where sd Williss now lives.
Sept Court 1790.
Vol 3, p.92 Thomas Marshall Senr and Mary his wife of Woodford Co to Andrew Elder. Tract on waters of Thomas run in Fayette Co - 143 and ¾ acres. Begin corner to Hadons and running thence; Ashersts corner; Gilberts corner. Wit by Jacob Todhunter, Charles Gilbert, Hugh Cochran. Proved in Court by the witnesses April, 1792.
Vol. 3, p.94 31 Mar 1792 Thomas & Mary Marshall to Charles Gilbert of Fayette Co for 150£ Tract of 100 acres in Fayette Co on waters of South Elkhorn. On Parkers line, at Todds fence. The place whereon the said Gilbert now lives …part of William Peeches survey of two thousand acres. Wit: Jacob Todhunter, Andrew Elder, Hugh Cochran. Proved by witnesses, April Court 1792.
Vol. 2, p.195
Year of our Lord one th dred and ninety four. Between Robert O'Neal & Nancy his wife of Fayette Co and M______ of one part and Joseph Craig of the other part. 80 acres of land for the said _____ performance of which is hereby acknowledged. Tract in Madison Co containing 80 acres part of tract patented for sd O'Neal of ____dred and odd acres and on the cany branke back creek …
Signed: Robert O' Ann ONea
Fayette Co Ct Oct 1794 Ack by Robert O'Neal and ordered recorded
Vol 2, p.63 14 Apr 1795 Samuel Lusk and Sally his wife to Aquilla Gilbert. County of Fayette on waters of Hickman and Jessamine Creeks, part of a tract of Isaac Hite. Acknowledged by the Lusks, April Court 1795 [Aquilla Gilbert was the father of Charles Gilbert who married Jenny Haden, a first cousin of William Haden of Logan Co KY; Charles was also in Fayette Co]

A link between Logan Co and Fayette Co is made in an excerpt from The Kentucky Gazette, 1801-1820, by Karen Mauer Green, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1985 [This was the Lexington, Fayette Co, KY newspaper]
p.86 From Vol XIX, Number 1071, Monday, 1 September 1806.
James Haden of Logan County regarding the account of William Haden, Senr.

First evidence in Logan County is the Logan County Tax List revealing that William Haden has 1000 acres entered by Jonathan Clark on the Gasper River in 1797. By 1800, he is being taxed on over 1600 acres on the Gasper, Red, and Barren rivers and son James has 400 acres on the Gasper. [This is Jonathan Clark, older brother of George Rogers Clark - there is a suit in the estate records of Logan Co filed 3 Jan 1824 by the children of Jonathan, who died Nov 1811, for division of his lands. Equity Box 11, #226. Several deeds of William's and his sons' refer to land adjacent Jonathan Clark's Military Survey.]

Logan Co Court granted Certificate #234, to Jonathan Clark, for 2000 acres, part of a Military Warrant on the sinking fork of the Gasper River. Surveyed 28 Oct 1784 by Burwell Jackson, Recorded 28 Jan 1785 by Richard C. Anderson
On 15 Apr 1799, there was surveyed for Jacob Rame, 200 acres for Certificate #2271, on waters of the Gasper River, corner to Clarks 2000 acres Military survey. John Breathit, Deputy Surveyor. Chain carriers, William Haden and Benjamin Neill. James Haden, Director.

A third marriage seen in some records, including DAR, to Mary LeMert in Bedford Co VA seems so improbable to me [actually it is impossible] that I have omitted it. The source of this information is "Marriage Bonds of Bedford County Virginia, p.391: "1795,1,25 William Haiden (sic) and Mary Lemert; Reul Shrewsbury surety; married by Alderson Weeks.
Ancestral File and DAR Patriot Index both list this marriage in Bedford County, VA. I think our William Haden was already in Kentucky several years before 1795. I believe a researcher has confused some of the many William Haden/Hayden/Headens. There is a William Haiden listed in Personal Property Tax Records of Bedford County from 1785-1787, 1791-1817, as well as a John Haiden who appears in 1796 and Joseph in 1800 and William's "tithables" change accordingly as though they were sons going off on their own. William is the only grown male in his household beginning in 1800. There is a Will for William Headen in Bedford County VA dated 20 Aug 1815 and proved 25 May 1818 in which he names his wife Mary and two sons John and Joseph, no other heirs. Executors are Griffin Dobyns and Thomas Welch. Witnesses: Jonah & Abner Dobyns, John Wilkes. The General Index to Deeds, Grantees reveals that William Haiden bought 800 acres from Francis Smith in 1785 and another 1000 acres from Robert Mead in 1787. In 1796, William and his wife deeded 409 acres to include interest in a mill to John Headen and then again in 1803 they deeded 120 acres to John - these two tracts are on the same watercourse as the above 1000 acres (Goose Creek). In 1817, William Headen and wife again deed land on Goose Creek to John Headen. The mill is mentioned in William Headen's will and in some of the property tax records. It is obvious to me this is an entirely separate family. During this same period of time, William Haden, subject of this study, is paying taxes, buying and selling parcels of land, marrying off his children, in Logan County, Kentucky.

1800 - there is no extant census for Kentucky, but both William Haden and James Haden were on a Tax list, Logan Co.

Logan Co WB 1
Division of estate of John Bell dec'd of state of Virginia to dau Susannah Bell now Susannah Steel. Rachel, Eleanor & John her children. 225E's. Moses Steel pay to the other legatees sum of 21£ 13sh 4p
27 Oct 1802 William Haden, Geo Berry, Saml Orr
Nov Term 1802 Allotment of estate of John W. Bell deceased to Susannah Bell, now Susannah Steele.
John W. Bell late of Virginia.
Nine slaves
Alloted to Henry Bell as heir: 4 slaves valued at 280£ He is to pay to other legatees 22£ 10sh
16 Apr 1804
Geo Berry, William Haden, Saml Orr
Apr Court 1804 Division to Henry Bell

Last marriage. Deed records of 1810-1815 in Logan County, KY list wife of William Haden, Sr. as "Sally" in several pages. Found William Haden's marriage to Sarah (Sally) Johnston 21 Dec 1807 in Logan County KY. Examination of tax & will records have not revealed which of the many Johnson/Johnstons was Sarah's first husband. They had a daughter, referred to as Sally, the younger, in the division of his estate. William's oldest daughter who had also been a Sally was already deceased.

First mention in Logan County Court Records - Book A-1, p.95 10 Jul 1798. William Haden serves on a jury and finds the defendant William Lowry guilty.
Kentucky Land Grants Vol 1 (Chapter IV-Grants South of Green River) shows 100 acres to Wm Haden in 1799, Logan Co, Black Lick Fork. (The Black Lick is a tributary of the Gasper River - deeds, tax lists, etc. refer to the property of William Haden as being on the Black Lick]

1810 Census, Logan Co KY. William Haden. 1m 10-16 [Samuel], 2m 16-26 [John & Joseph, neither yet married], 1m over 45 [William].
2f 10-16 [Polly & Nancy], 1f 26-45 [Sally Johnston]
30 slaves

WB 1
p.186 Estate of Elizabeth H. Morton dec'd appraised
Wm Bell, Geo W. Hopkins, William Haden SnrMar Term 1811 Elizabeth H. Morton Appraisement returned

Warren Co Deeds
DB F, p.76 20 Jun 1812 William Haden and Sally his wife of Logan Co KY to Edmond Sweeney for $600. Land on Big Barren River, 200 acres. Wit: John Rice, Daniel Jones, Wm Rice, Joseph Haden, John M. Haden.

William must have died late in the year 1819:
Logan Co KY WB B, p.280 List of property of the Estate of William Haden Senr dec'd appraised the 20th of January 1820. Included: cherry table, clock, 1 dozen Windsor chairs, a Bible & other books, looking glass, widow curtains, 5 horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, geese, carriage, crop of tobacco, crop of wheat, corn, oats, shocks of hemp, a bell, and 25 slaves. Arthur Slaughter, Taylor B. Drake & Jos. Smith.
17 Apr 1820 the appraisement was presented in court & ordered recorded. Spencer Curd

The 1820 Logan Co census lists the Exors. of Wm Haiden, dec'd and lists 19 slaves. The widow Sally is listed with a male age 16-26 and a male over 45 [the males may have been farm hands or overseers], a female under 10 (Sally the younger), and a female over 45 (the widow).

Court Order Book 7, Logan County, KY LDS Microfilm #0364562 p.206
Feb Term 1820 "On the motion of James Haden letters of administration granted him on the estate of Wm Haden Sen'r Dec'd he having taken the oath required by law and executed Bond security with William Whitsett, ??? Poor, & Spencer Curd his securities in the penalty of twenty thousand dollars." Appraisers: John McCutcheon, Arthur Slaughter, Taylor B. Drake, Joseph Smith, or any 3.....
p.228 April Term 1820 "Appraisement of the estate of William Haden Sen'r Dec'd returned and ordered to be recorded." [Property appraised 20 Jan 1820, returned to court 17 Apr 1820. Logan Co WB B, p.380]
p.289 December Term 1820 "Ordered that James Wilson, William Kerchival Jr. and Chatham Ewing assign to Sally Hayden (sic) widow of William Haden Dec'd her dower in said estate to the court." [Dower laid off on 3 Jan 1821 and returned to court 19 Feb 1821 - Logan Co WB B, p.350.]
p.302 February Term 1821 "The Commissioners appointed at the last December Term of the Court to make divisions of the negroes of William Haden Dec'd, this day made their report which was approved for Record and being opposed by William Porter one of the Legatees and having heard evidence and arguments of Council the said William Porter withdrew his objections (removing his ... Equity) whereupon It is considered by the Court that the report be received and moved to be Recorded and Approved and that Each legatee received his porportion agreeably to said Division and that William Whitsett recover his costs of said Porter herein expended." (I have copy of this division of negroes from Court Records sent by Mary Vick Duff of the Logan Co Genealogical Society. The Commissioners postponed division of the lands. It is recorded p.343, Logan Co WB B. It took place 4 Jan 1821 and was filed 19 Feb 1821.)

Logan Co Deed Book L, p.244f 5 Jan 1822 [actually 1821]. The heirs of Wm Haden decd, settled with Samuel who had land laid off by his father & surveyed, but title had not been made. Samuel had also received personal property and negroes. He gives up further claims to the estate & pays the heirs $500 for all property and the 271 acres of land adjoining William Haden Jr & Clark's Military Survey on the Black Lick fork of the Gasper River. Signees are: James Haden, Thomas Procter for himself and as guardian of the children of his former wife Sally Haden decd, William Whitsitt for himself and as guardian of the children of his late wife Milly Haden dec'd, William Haden, Lowry Bishop as guardian of Benjamin R. Haden a grandson, Joseph Haden, Joseph Haden as guardian for John & William sons of John Haden decd, William Porter, Nancy J. Porter, John Wilson, Polly Wilson, Sally Haden, guardian for Sally Haden her daughter. Nancy J. Porter & Polly Wilson relinquished their Dower rights in Butler Co on Jan 30. [Although this deed was dated 1822, the Dower release was 1821, which I believe is the correct year based on other events.] Acknowledged by Spencer Curd, Logan Co clerk, on 3 Mar 1823.

WB B, p.502 7 Apr 1823
Commissioners Charles Morehead & William J. Morton, two of the Commissioners appointed at the January Term 1823 to settle with George W. Morton & Rebecca Haden, Admrs of James Haden, dec'd, who was Admr. of William Haden Dec'd, settlement. Included some of the following:
Amt of sale of negroes rendered by Geo. Morton: $2904.21
Notes due included:
Lowry Bishop. Wm. Porter & S. H. Haden. Ben Porter & Jno Wilson.. Ben Proctor & David Poor. G. W. Porter & S. H. Haden, Saml. H. Haden. Thos Proctor & Wm Whitsitt. Sarah Haden & S.H. Haden, Thomas Proctor. Wm Haden. Ben Temple, Wm Whitsitt & Wm Haden, Wm Whitsitt & Wm Comfort, Jos. Haden's acct
Paid included;
Lawyers Fee, Logan Co Sheriff, James Haden's Services as Admr, James Haden's acct.
Found in the hands of the Administrators from sales and hire of Negroes, $2904.21 1/2. Disbursements of $529.90. Total amount in the hands of the Administrators, $2235.09 3/4 and an amount against Jos. Haden for $39.50.
Report was ordered recorded 7 Apr 1823. Spencer Curd CLCC

p.131 Agreeable to an order of the Logan County Court issued at the October Term 1824. We Arthur Slaughter & John McCutcheon Commissioners met at the house of Wm Haden according to Appraisement for the purpose of Settling with Sd Haden, Adm of Wm Haden dec'd and do report as follows. Viz. That there is in the hands of sd Haden
Bonds not due
Bond on James G. Proctor due 1 Jan 1825
Do on Lowry Bishop
Do on Wm Porter due 1 day of Jany 1825
Cardwell Breathitt due 1825
Wm Comfort due 1 Jany 1825
Thomas Proctor due 1st Jany 1825
Due sd Haden, Adm $90 due 1st Jany 1825, due 20th Feb 1825 $100
Credit of $30 given Thos Proctor on his note for several Invalid Negroes belonging to the Estate of Wm Haden Dec'd
By cash paid to Thos Blakey ?Heir
Paid to Charles Moman for service rendered to the Estate
By Cash paid to ?????for Sally Proctor, Heir
Cash paid to Wm Procter, Heir
Cash paid to Saml Haden Guard. for Sally Haden, Heir
Signed: Dec 3 1824, Saml McCutcheon, Arthur Slaughter
3 Jan 1826, Settlement with Wm Haden, Admin of Wm Haden Dec'd was recorded.

Case before the Court of Appeals of Kentucky.
Reporter: 30 Ky. 168
Wm Haden, et al. v. James Haden's Heirs, et al.
Apr 10, 1832
William Haden, Sr., died intestate in Logan Co leaving an estate in land, slaves and chattels and leaving a widow with eleven children. In Dec of 1820, the county court of Logan appointed commissioners to divide among the children, the land and slaves. No division of land was made and only the slaves that hadn't been assigned to the widow for dower were divided. Most of the children had received advancements - some had received land and slaves; other had only received slaves. All of those except William Haden [Jr] to whom land had been advanced refused to bring into hotchpot what they had receive and waived right to slaves then distributed, but reserved a right to distributive interest in whatever estate might afterwards be distributed Slaves were assigned to those who consented: William Haden [Jr], Porter & wife, Benjamin Haden, Sally Haden, the children of Mrs. Proctor, the children of Mrs. Whitset. Only William had received land. The distribution was made to equalize the total value which each had received and after taking the land into consideration, William Haden received much less than the others.
In 1825, the widow having died, suit was instituted in chancery by William Haden, Porter & wife, and Wilson & wife, for distribution of the dower slaves and land. All the parties, except the heirs of James Haden, accepted the distribution formerly made by the commissioners and were unwilling to disturb it. Of those who had received land, William Haden was the only willing to put it in the hotchpot. Samuel Haden declined all participation in the distribution [he had received his share as shown by a deed in 1822]
The circuit court disregarded the earlier distribution by the commissioners, and caused a sale of the dower slaves and decreed distribution. The circuit court attempted to equalize the ten shares by taking into estimate the previous advancements in value of the slaves.
The Court of Appeals reversed the decree of the circuit court. They could find no reason for disturbing the first distribution of the county court, since by doing so Wilson & wife, Joseph Haden's heirs and the heirs of John M. Haden, must take more they they asked for, or seemd to consider themselves entitled to.
In the distribution of the slaves, the parties who had received advancements in land, were not according to the law then in force, bound to account for the value of that land, but the parties concerned seem to have done so and been satisfied except for the heirs of James Haden. James Haden, himself, concurred during his lifetime and was never disturbed by him. Those whose estates were equalized by the county court, should be deemed in the final distribution, to equal shares in the total estate remaining for distribution and they are entitled to any land subject to partition as the other four distributees were unwilling to be charged with the advancements made to them in land.
In the distribution of the slaves that were yet undistributed, the rule established in ordinary cases must be applied to Wilson & wife, Joseph Haden's heirs, the heirs of John M. Haden, and James Haden and the value of advancement should be made accordingly. The amount advanced to each of the ten distributees and the amount which each shall have received since the distribution of the county court should be ascertained and the portion to which Wilson & wife, Joseph Haden's heirs, the heirs of John M. Haden & those of James Haden, should be assigned to them. The residue and the land remaining for partition should be divided into six equal parts and assigned to the other six, Samuel Haden being unwilling to account for advancements, will be entitled to nothing. The slaves distributed by the county court should not be taken into consideration - they should receive their part as if those slaves had not existed, or as if they had been divded among all ten. He who refuses to enter into hotchpot is entitled to no share. Those who waived their claims to shares in the slaves distributed by the county court will have no cause to complain. [this would apply to the heirs of James Haden.] As James Haden was the administrator of Wm Haden, his personal representative should be a party, and any amount still in his hands or in the hands of Wm. Haden, administrator de bonis non, should be considered in the final distribution. Decree reversed and case remanded for further proceedings and proper decree.
[John Breathitt was attorney for the defense.]

Later entries deal with appointments of men to settle the administration of the estate of William Haden Dec'd and report to the counrt; seems to have been some problems with winding this up - son James who was administrator and the widow Sally both died before final settlement. Also, since William died intestate the estate would not be closed until the youngest child reached majority and Sally, the younger, would have been no older than about eight or nine when her father died.

Eventually a granddaughter ended up with the home - it is said to have been the first brick house in Logan County ("History of Kentucky"). And her grandsons owned the property in this century. The estate may have been as large as 3000 acres at one time, although I have not found the records to support this claim. William was taxed on 2300 acres in 1800 - some 1300 acres appears to have been in Warren Co.

MEN WHOM I REMEMBER, LOGAN COUNTY, KY, by George D. Blakey. Articles from Russellville KY Newspapers. Compiled by Logan Co Genealogical Society, Inc., 1982
These articles were a series of 62 printed between 24 Jul 1877 and 29 Jan 1880 about the various citizens of Logan Co in the early 1800's as remembered by George D. Blakey, who was a 1st cousin once removed of William Haden. From #30 [p.74 in the book]:
"I cannot give the date of Capt Haden's settlement in Logan, but it must have been early in the 19th century. It was about the year 1816 or '17 that I witnessed the marriage of his daughter Polly to Mr. John Wilson, of Butler County. The marriage took place [10 Jan 1817] in the paternal home in the presence of a large crowd of people mostly relatives and friends. A short time after [21 Oct 1817] his daughter, Nancy, was married to Mr. William Porter of Butler, his two oldest daughters having previously married, one to Gen. William Whitsit [Milly, married Wm Whitsitt 20 Mar 1799, and was deceased before her father was] and the other to Major Thomas Proctor [Sally married Thomas Proctor about 1798 and was deceased by 1808]. His sons -- James, who had married Miss Rebecca Morton, of Lexington [married before 1800, probably before coming to Logan Co KY], John, who married a Miss Jackson [John married 7 Mar 1814 to Margaret Jackson of Warren Co KY]; William who married a Miss Blakey [William married his 2nd cousin Pamela Blakely on 10 Dec 1808 and he may have had a brief earlier marriage] , and Samuel T. who married a Miss Harris [Samuel was Samuel "H." and was married to a Frances as evidenced by deed records, and she may have been Frances Rebecca according to family tradition.] were all settled near their father -- hence it was called the Haden settlement. His son, Benjamin, had married a Miss Stockton of Barren County [Kitty Stockton, a 2nd cousin, and Benjamin Haden married 10 Feb 1807 in Barren Co] , and Joseph, who married a Miss Breathitt, of Maryland [Joseph Haden married Ellen Thomas, possibly a young widow whose maiden name was Breathitt on 13 Jan 1813 in Logan Co] , the latter settling at Hadensville in Todd County, from whom the village took its name; all of these six sons and four daughters worthily perpetuated the high character which they had inherited from their noble sire, for indeed, he was a noble man, not only by birth, but by all the essential qualities of head and heart that constitute true nobility. As noticed in a former article, he was the grandson of Anthony Haden, of England, who married Miss Margaret Douglass, of Scotland. [There is no proof that Anthony came from England, nor any real proof that Margaret's surname was Douglass - it's likely they were both 2nd or 3rd generations Virginians.] He was a Captain in the Revolutionary War, in which he made a brilliant record [William was definitely an Ensign, but there is nothing to indicate he was a Captain], and lived to see his six sons and four daughters well married and all save two settled near him. [There were actually five daughters as William had a daughter by his 3rd marriage to Mrs. Sarah Johnston - this child was also named Sally, and called Sally "the Younger" in the estate settlement records. George D. Blakey, as a teen-ager, when he attended the wedding of Polly Haden & John Wilson, may not have been interested enough in an infant to realize this child's existence.] At an advanced age about the year 1818 or '19, breathed his last without a groan or struggle, leaving a large estate in lands and slaves and a richer treasure of a good name for his children. His oldest son, James, was a substantial farmer, though fond of the chase. Mounted upon his gallant steed, with his trusty rifle and faithful pack of hounds, he seldom failed to capture a noble buck for in those days the county abounded in deer and turkeys. He died about the year 1823 or '24. His widow, whom we all love to remember, survivied him several years. Joseph Haden died a few years after, leaving a widow and two sons [George and Rannie who died in 1855, unmarried]. She, too, was one of Nature's noble women, and her surviving son, George, of Muhlenburg county, now an old man, shows that he appreciates the importance of the proper training as well as the value of a good name. [Both Rannie and their mother Ellen are buried on the homestead of George in Muhlenburg Co.] After the death of old Capt. Haden, his homestead, by inheritance and purchase, became the home of Dr. Thomas Blakey, who had married one of his granddaughters in the person of Miss Whitsitt [Ann Haden Whitsitt, daughter of Milly Haden & William Whitsitt]; there he spent the remnant of his life and it now belongs to his children, Col. C. H. Blakey and Mrs. Monroe Hall; and it may be that the ancient home of the once interesting Haden family may remain in the family a hundred years from now. But it is more essential to adhere to the noble qualities of head and heart of the original Haden family than to the earthly riches of which they were possessed."

An Equity Court Case, filed 12 Mar 1821 by Jonathan Clark's heirs concerning their father's land claims, included a deposition of Samuel G. Whyte on 26 Apr 1823, at the home of Benjamin Temple, Logan Co. Whyte stated that he lived in Logan Co in 1804 and in passing from the then residence of James McGown where William Smith now lives, to Charles Exoses on the Gasper River, he passed through the flat of Barrens between John Bratton's and the bridge on which the Russellville and Bowling Green road crosses the Black Lick Creek. He mentioned the lower part of the Shaker Farms, down to Capt. William Haden, Sr, dec'd and there asked William Haden Jr. who owned that fine body of land he'd passed through. Wm. Haden Jr. answered that it belonged to Col. Jonathan Clark. He has been acquainted with that land since 1804 and it has been called and known by the name of Jonathan Clarks 2000 acre Military survey ever since.
Logan County Kentucky: Abstract of Equity Cases, Vol II, Montgomery Vanderpool

ANN "NANCY" JOHNSON and WILLIAM HADEN had the following children:



Sally HADEN36,37 was born in 1774 in Goochland County, Virginia.38 She died before October 1808 at the age of 34 in Logan County, Kentucky.39

Most researchers indicate Sally as a daughter of William Haden/Ann Johnson. I have seen one account in the Ancestral File of Sally as daughter of the first wife, Jane Moorman. The Moorman family has a tradition that Jane died in childbirth. The Haden information is that William & Jane Moorman were married only a few months. Date of birth of James, 13 months after marriage of William/Ann, adds to the possibility Sally was issue of first marriage [or that Sally was not the eldest child]. This date for the birth of James is a precise date, but the original source of the information has been lost. Of course, James could have been the first child of William & Ann Haden, and Sally born subsequently, which is what I suspect may be the situation.

When William and Aurura Hoy made an answer to the suit of William & Nancy Porter vs. the Heirs of William Haden, Equity Case 14-303, filed 22 Feb 1822, they gave an eight year period for when her mother and Thomas Proctor had received gifts from William Haden in his lifetime. Presumably this is the number of years they were married before she died. There was a guardianship necessary for the youngest daughter, Sally, as late as August of 1824, during the course of this case. This means Sally was not yet of age - likely 18 for a female. The only child whose birth year is known by descendants is Aurora who was born in January of 1804. Sally, the youngest daughter, was likely born about 1806. Thomas Proctor married Rebecca Maxwell in October of 1808. I would say that the earliest the marriage between Thomas Proctor and Sally Haden could have been was perhaps 1798. If she was the eldest child of William she would have been about 24 - slightly old for a first marriage, and yet the indications are that Thomas had children from a former marriage and was not a young man himself. Also, Sally may very well not be the eldest child.

Thomas Proctor married Rebecca Maxwell in 1808, so Sally was deceased at some time prior to then and after the birth of daughter Sally in 1806.

Sally was certainly deceased at time of settlement of her father's estate, as stated in several of the documents. In Logan Co Deed Book F; p.368 & 369; there are two deeds from Thomas Proctor, one to Hezekiah Proctor, one to Edward Collins, both dated 14 Mar 1818. Wife is not mentioned by name. But Samuel Curd, Court Clerk stated "...And having examined the wife of sd Thos separate & apart from her husband She acknowledged that she relinquished her right of dower to the lands..." This is obviously Rebecca Maxwell.

4 Jun 1827 Deed Book O, p.343 The heirs of William Haden sold to Thomas Proctor JR. 150 acres which had been transacted with William before his death but title not made. Commissioners were Edward Collins, Wm. J. Morton and Ben Proctor. Children of Sally Haden Proctor named were: child of Mary, dec'd, Clarke Porter, Aurora & William Hoy, Sally Ewing young widow of William W. Ewing. I believe the three daughters, Mary, Aurora, and Sally were the only children of Sally & Thomas. [This is confirmed in the Equity Case #14-303, William & Nancy Porter vs. the Heirs of William Haden] Thomas Proctor Jr. does not appear to have actually been a son of the elder Thomas, but was likely as nephew or cousin - call "Jr" because he was the younger of the two.

3 Aug 1829 Deed Book Q, p.121-122 This indenture made this 3rd day of Aug 1829 between Elenor Comfort formerly Elenor Whitsett and William Comfort her husband, and Ann Blaky formerly Ann Whitsitt and Thomas Blaky her husband and Sally Whitsett, heirs of Emily Whitsett dec'd formerly Emily Haden who married William Whitsett, Nancy Porter formerly Nancy Haden and William Porter her husband, and by Benjamin Haden heir at law of Benjamin Haden dec'd and Sally Haden Blaky formerly Sally Haden who married Churchill Blaky and heirs of William Haden dec'd by Samuel Wilson, commissioner, appointed by the Circuit Court of Logan Co to execute deeds of conveyance to the different heirs of William Haden dec'd agreeably to the divisions here before made of the one part and Aurora Hoy formerly Aurora Procter who married William Hoy, Sally Palmore for Sally Procter who married William Palmre, and Clarke Porter heir at law of Polly Porter dec'd formerly Polly Procter who married Benjamin Porter of the other part. Witnesseth that said grantors by said commissioner in obedience to said order of Court do by these presents bargain sell and convey to the said Aurora Hoy, Sally Palmore and Clark Porter heirs of Sally Procter, dec'd, Lot #1 in the said division and is bounded as followeth: Beginning at a dogwood and dead mulberry standing on the North bank of the Gasper River and corner to Thomas Procter's running thence with Procter's line crossing the river S 48 degrees E 130 poles to a black oak and post oak thence S 23 degrees W ninety poles to two hickorys and two post oaks thence S 65 degrees W one hundred and forty four poles cross the river to a red oak standing on the North bank thence down the river with its meanders to the beginning containing one hundred acres. To heirs and tester the above described parcel of land with all its appurtenances to the said Aurora Hoy, Sally Palmore and Clark Porter their heirs and assigns forever free from the claim or claims of the other before mentioned heirs of the said William Haden, dec'd and all persons claiming by the right or under these or other of them the aforesaid grantors by said commissioner will by these presents warrant and forever defend. In testimony of which the said Grantors by said commissioner do hereto set their names and seals the date first herein written.
Signed: Elenor Comfore, William Comfort, Ann Blaky, Thomas Blcky, Sally Whitsett, Nancy Porter, William Porter, Benjamin Haden, Sally Blaky.
By Samuel Wilson, Clerk
Logan Count: At a circuit court continued and held for Logan County. At the Courthouse in Russellville on the 11th day of August 1829. The within deed from William Comfort and other heirs and representatives of William Haden deceased by Samuel Wilson commissioner. We Aurora Hoy, Sally Palmore and Clark Porter heirs exhibited in open court our wish ______by said representative to be his act and deed approved and confirmed by the court and ordered to be recorded. Which is done accordingly. Given under my hand the date above. Spencer Curd.



James H. HADEN40,41,42 was born on 13 November 1776 in Goochland County, Virginia.43,44 He died before December 1822 at the age of 46 in Logan County, Kentucky.38,45

The exact date of birth as well as the middle initial "H" in his name are from the papers of Pat Reid, who does not know the source of the information - the papers handed down in her family.

Posted on <> by Sandi Gorin, 3 Apr 2003:
James Haden entered land in Logan Co KY on 29 Sep 1799.
Posted 29 Jan 2004: From Logan Co Order Book 1, 9 May 1797 Deed from Benjamin Shepherd to William Blakey sworn to by oath of James Haden.

Only James and his father William are listed in Logan Co on the 1800 tax lists. I believe he was probably the only son old enough to declare that year.

Court Order Book 2, Logan County KY LDS Microfilm #0364561
p.27 20 July 1801
"Ordered that James Haden, Thomas Proctor, Hugh McCutcheon, & Zachariah Cross be appointed to view and mark out a road the nearest and best way from Logan Courthouse to the County Line of the most direct way to the Warren Courthouse."
p.108 21 July 1801
"Satisfactory proof having been made to the court that a certificate granted by the late commissioners to James Haden also for 200 acres of land, that 100 acres of it entered as appropriated land and ordered to be certified." Note in margin: James Haden to pay.
p.195 18 Jan 1802
"James Haden enters 200 acres of land in Logan County on the waters of the Gaspar River beginning on two hickorys and running as the Law directs for quantity."

A James Hadden was counted in Logan Co KY in 1810 with a peculiar household:
2m -10, 1m 10-16, 2m 16-26, 4m 26-45. 1f -10, 1f 10-16, 2f 26-45, 1f +45
He could actually be James Haden with a blended household. Perhaps some of his siblings or Rebecca's living with them.

Logan County Deed Book C, p.5 19 Jul 1809 William Moody and his wife Jane to James Haden for $500 ..150 a Witnesses: Thomas Proctor, Ben Proctor, John Bailey ... Recorded 10 Apr 1810
p.88 13 Apr 1810 James Haden and Rebecca S. Haden to Sir Francis Drake ...$530 ...2 tracts on water of the Gasper River ...175 a granted to William Moody. Witnesses: West Mauling, John Price, John Wigginton. Rebecca questioned by William Marrs.
p.94 6 Jan 1810 William Haden and Sally his wife to James Haden for $3000 ...350 acres part of a 1000 acres survey entered in the name of John Clark.
Deed Book E: p.332 2 Oct 1817 Trustees of the town of Russellville sell Lot #14 in the James Morrison Addition to James Haden for $32.50. On p.544 2 Oct 1817 James Haden and Rebecca his wife sell the same lot for the same price to John H. Morton
Deed Book F, p.54 14 Jun 1818 John H. Morton and Sarah his wife of Fayette Co to James Haden of county of Logan for $374 ...on the waters of the Gasper River ..180 acres Signed: John H. Morton; Sarah P. Morton
Deed Book G: p.55-56 List of purchasers in Hubbard Sanders addition:
Lot #29 James C. Haden $117 Note executed [This certainly does look like a middle linitial "C" - not seen anywhere else]
Deed Book H p.96 19 Feb 1820 Mentions property sold by James Haden to Sir Francis Drake, dec'd. Descended to Charles & Sarah S. Jackson who is the daughter of Sir Francis Drake; of Simpson Co. [John G. of Butler Co and Taylor B. Drake of Logan are possibly sons of Sir Francis.]
p.173-174 30 Jul 1819. Mary Morton sold 200 acres to James Haden for $700. Land begins at corner to Robert Bell & William Marshall and runs to a stake in William Moody's line. Witnesses: Granville Branham and Jefferson Haden Recorded 28 Mar 1820.
Deed Book I/J p.71 21 Mar 1821. Thos. McClanahan of Simpson County sold to James Haden for $1 the lot in Russellville on the south side of the main Cross Street on which Black Isaac's Blacksmith Shop stands, part of Lot #19.
p.377 18 May 1821 William R. Morton of Fayette to James Haden for $300 on the waters of the Gasper. 100 acres. Patented to Morton 8 Sep 1819.
Deed Book K, p.292 (Date of Book - 1821] Deed of 20 Mar 1815. Geo. W. Neely to James Haden for $1000. 125 acres part of patent granted to Neely.
p.391 Henry Banks of Richmond VA to James Haden; corner to survey laid off for the Methodist Society; 562 1/4 acres for $849. Witness: A. B. Morton, Wm. Haden, Jefferson Haden. William Haden & Jefferson Haden proved deed.

Logan County, Kentucky. Extract of Equity Cases, Vol. II, Montgomery Vanderpool
FamilySearch Books online
EC 8 - 151 - Curd Vs Morton & Haden, Filed 26 Jan 1819
Spencer Curd complains that on 12 Nov 1807 James Haden bound himself to convey
to Armstead Morehead, or sssign thirty feet front on lot no. 14 in Morrisons
addition in Russellville. Haden not having complied with the conditions
of the contract, Morehead for value received assigned the obligation to Curd
of which Haden had due notice. That he was put in lawful possession thereof
and continued to possess it for many years demanding of Haden occassionally
to deed him the ground but Haden refused to make a deed. That Haden has
deeded the whole of Lott No. 14 to John H. Morton. That Morton had knowledge
of Curds title to the 30 feet of front ground.
2 Aug 1819 Answer of James Haden. He states that Morehead had told him that
if he would sell him the land he would build a house on it for a Clerks office.
That the Clerks office would increase the value of the land and would make it
more publick. Haden states he purchased the lot at the original sale by the
Trustees of the town. That previous to his contract with Morehead he had agreed
verbally with the father of his codefendant, to wit John Morton, to let
John Morton have the lott for the price he had given for it.
13 May 1820 It was ordered that a title be made to Curd. Approx 20 pages.

Court Order Book 7, Logan County KY LDS Microfilm #0364562
p.206 February Term 1820
"On the motion of James Haden letters of administration granted him on the estate of William Haden, Sen'r, Dec'd, he having taken the oath required by law and .......with William Whitsett to.....his securities in the penalty of twenty thousand dollars." (James died before this estate settled; he was also administrator of estate of his brother John M. and that was also not settled before his death. George W. Morton & Rebecca Morton Haden became administrators for James and in turn responsible for settling the others. Sally Haden, widow of William, also died after receiving her dower but before her husband's estate was settled.)

1820, Logan Co Census. James Haden. 1m 10-16 [William M.], 1m 16-18 [Jefferson age 17], 1m 16-26 [also Jefferson], 1m 26-45 [James]; 4f under 10 [Elizabeth, Harriet, Mary and ???], 2f 10-16 [Nancy, Emily], 1f 26-45 [Rebecca], 1f +45 [possibly Rebecca's mother who was widowed at this time.] Youngest son James probably not yet born..

Logan County Court Records, Book 8 (1822-1828) LDS #0364563
p.32, 7 Apr 1823 "On motion of George W. Morton & Rebecca Haden Administrators of James Haden Dec'd ordered that Joseph Morton, Arthur Slaughter, Peter Morton, William Comfort & Jacob Ackerman or any three of them be and they are hereby appointed to settle with said administrators of James Haden Dec'd who was administrator of William Morton Dec'd and that they make report."

Logan Co Deed Book M, p.23-28 24 Jul 1823 By Decrees at the May Term 1823, three suits in Chancery Court were settled by William J. Morton, Commission. These appear to be land which perhaps had been sold prior to James Haden's death and deeds not made, or perhaps to settle debts, etc. Benjamin Perkins paid $600 for 197 acres adj Bell, Haden, Neely, John Smalls Survey, Vineyard. $800 paid by the heirs of William Vineyard, dec'd for 465 acres adj Robert Bell, Marshals line now Jacob Ackerman, Survey of James Elder. Jacob Ackerman paid $2.25 for 186 1/4 acres on waters of the Gasper, surveyed for George Morton on 1 Nov 1822. All three deeds signed by Jefferson, Nancy, William, Emily, Elizabeth, Harriet, Mary, James, heirs of James Haden, dec'd and Rebecca S. Haden, widow - all signatures by Wm J. Morton, Commissioner. Recorded 11 Aug 1823.

Logan Co Will Book C, p.39-40 3 Jan 1824
James Wilson, Joseph F. Piper appointed Oct Term 1823 as Commissioners to settle with the Administrators of James Haden dec'd. Accounts listed included amounts for Wm Haden as guardian for Nancy Haden, Thos. Proctor, Eli McLean, Wm R. Morton, Jos. Haden, James Slaughter, Ben Temple, G. W. Morton, Rebecca Haden, J. Breaitt.
5 Jan 1824, produced in open court and ordered recorded.

22 Jan 1824 Logan Co DB M, p.182f Geo. W. Morton Deed of Mortgage to Andrew Caldwell, Danl. C. Caldwell & Abm. B. Morton for their security in his Administration of the estate of James Haden who was also admin. for William Morton, William Haden, and John M. Haden. Administration was appointed to George W. Morton & Rebecca S. Haden for James Haden, dec'd. on 2 Dec 1822 in the penalty of $20,000. Release of this obligation is found 22 Jan 1824, same Deed Book.
10 Jun 1822 - DB M, p.135 Deed of Elijah Morton to Norman Porter was witnessed by James Haden he was still alive at that time.

9 Aug 1824 Haden et al vs. Morton. Nancy Newman, formerly Nancy Haden & Josiah Newman, Jefferson Haden, William M. Haden, Emily Haden, Eliza Haden, Harriet Haden, Mary Haden and James Haden, infants, by their guardian George W. Morton. [Nancy was not a minor since she was married, Jefferson had probably reached age 21 - the others were not yet of age.] Complaint is that their ancestor now deceased purchased about 1814 or 1815 of John H. Morton two tracts of land for $790. There were patents granted Morton on 3 Jan 1809 and 8 Sep 1819. Contain by survey 357 acres. The land was purchased by the tract, not the acre, and containa considerable quantity of surplus acres. The tract was not conveyed to James Haden in his lifetime.
24 Oct 1824 Answer of John H. Morton, Fayette Co KY. He did make a verbal contract with James Haden. A part of the consideration was paid and the other part remains unpaid. When the balance is paid him he is ready and willing to convey title to the land.

p.124 Oct Term 1824 Samuel Wilson, John Barnett & John McCutcheon met at the house of Mrs. Rebecca S. Haden on 16 Oct 1824 to divide Negroes of estate of James Haden dec'd. Lots to: Jefferson, Nancy Haden who married Josiah Newman, to William M. Haden, Emily W. Haden, to Eliza H. Haden, to Harret S. R. Haden, to Mary M. Haden, James Haden.

Court Records, Book 8, p.137 Jan Term 1825 Division of Negroes of James Haden Dec'd returned and ordered to be recorded.
p.356 Jul Term 1828 Division of the land of James Haden decd Returned. Approved by the Court and ordered to be Recorded. It is further ordered that said commissioners be allowed $14 each. It is further ordered that sd commissioners make deeds of partition according to said division of the said Heirs. (These deeds of conveyance were executed in October, p.392 - "to Harriet Haden and to Wm Haden. One to Mary Haden. One to James Haden. One to Eliza Felts wife of Nathaniel Felts formerly Haden. One to Jefferson Haden. One to Emily Haden. One to Nancy J. Newman wife of Josiah Newman formerly Haden")

Will Book D, p.112 20 Aug 1828
Surveyed 1716 acres of land in Logan Co on waters of Gasper River for heirs of James Haden. Sketch of division provided. The tracts were not all adjacent.
Lot 1 to Mary Haden. 118 acres. Corner to the heirs of Perkins
Lot 2 James Haden. 147 acres. Original corner and corner to Lot 1.
Lot 3 Jefferson Haden. Corner to Willm Haden, Lot 1, heirs of Perkins, McNeely head right survey, corn to the dower. 218 acres.. Also part of the 275 acre tract, containing 50 acres.
Lot 4 Emily Haden. Corner to the dower & George McNeelly's headright Survey, 246 acres Also 50 acres timberland from 275 acre tract., corner to Eliza Felts.
Lot 5 Nancy J. Newman, formerly Nancy Haden. Begin corner to George McNeelly's headright survey, corner to the Shakers, in the dower line. 200 acres. Also 25 acres of timber out of the 275 acre tract, corner to Eliza.
Lot 6 Harriett Haden. On the Shakers line. 86 acres. Also a fraction of a Lot in Russellville adjoining William Duncan on the West where black Isaac had his shop.
Lot 7 William Haden. Corner to the Shakers, corner to Lot 6, dower line. 84 acres and a Lot in Russellville in Sanders addition.
Lot 8 Eliza Felts, formerly Eliza Haden. Begin East side main fork of Gaspers, corner to Ackerman, Lot #5. 150 acres.
Samuel Wilson, John McCutcheon & Joseph Morton, Commissioners.
1 Sep 1828 Exhibited in Court and ordered recorded.

Logan Co DB P, p.382 2 Sep 1828 Heirs of James Haden dec'd to JEFFERSON Haden. Corner to James Haden, corner to heirs of Perkins, corner to George McNeely, corner to the Dower, William Haden Senr's line. 218 acres. Another survey of 50 acres, corner to Wilgis. Rec. 6 Oct 1828.
Logan Co DB Q
p.130 2 Sep 1828 Jefferson Haden, Nancy J. Newman who intermarried with Josiah Newman formerly Nancy Haden, William Haden, Eliza Felts who intermarried with Nathaniel Felts formerly Eliza Haden, Harriet Haden, Mary Haden and James, heirs of James Haden Dec'd by Saml Wilson, John McCutchin & Joseph Morton commissioners to EMILY Haden. Description mentions line of the Dower. 246 acres. Also 50 acres of Timber Land bounded by Wilgis, Elijah Felts, corner to Jefferson. Rec. 6 Oct 1828
p.131 2 Sep 1828 Heirs as above to ELIZA Felts. Bounded by East bank of Gaspers, corner to Ackerman & Wilgis, Wilgis' line, up the river meanders. 150 acres
p.133 2 Sep 1828 Heirs as above to MARY Haden. Parcel #1. Corner P. Spences survey, survey in name of Robert Bell. 118 acres.
p.133 2 Sep 1828 Heirs as above to HARRIET Haden. Corner to the Shakers, running with their line, the dower line, back to the Shakers line. 86 acres. Also part of a lot in Russellvile on the South side of Main Cross Street adj William Duncan on the West.
p.134 2 Sep 1828 Heirs as above to JAMES. Corner to William Haden, corner to Mary Haden and with her line. 147 acres. Lot #2.

Logan Co DB Q, p.481 4 May 1831 Josiah Newman & Nancy J his wife of Mississippi to Gideon Childres of Logan Co. $400 for tract alloted to Nancy as one of the heirs of James Haden, dec'd. Adj George McNeely's head right survey, corner to the Shakers, in the Dower line, Emily Haden's line. 200 acres. Another tract of 25 acres of timberland. Signed: Josiah Newman, Nancy J. Newman. Nancy relinquished dower in Madison Co MS; Solomon Higginbotham, Chief Justice. Rec. in Logan Co 6 Jun 1831.
[The deed from the division isn't in the book near the others. However, it's obvious that Nancy received her share.

[Where are the deeds for allotment to Nancy Newman & William M? They may have been in Mississippi when the division was made. William's allotment found in DB T, 1834, when he returned to Kentucky.]

Logan Co DB Q; p.160 7 Nov 1829 By order of the court, heirs of James Haden [Eliza is now married to Joseph Rogers] paid John H. Morton for a tract of 170 acres on the Gasper. On Thomas Johnson's line, corner to John McCarly. And another tract of 187 acres near Bells line. Rec. 2 Dec 1829. [John H. Morton probably their uncle.]

2 Jun 1834 Settlement with administrators of estate of James Haden. Nathaniel H. Felts and "Robert" [sic - must have been Rebecca] Haden. WB E, p.357-364



Joseph HADEN46 was born about 1778.47 He died before October 1824 at the age of 46 in Washington County, Maryland.45,48

Irene Cook from Sandra Boucher: Born 10 Jan 1777, probably Goochland.

"John Haden of Virginia" book quotes the Blakey article stating that Joseph Haden's wife was a Miss Breathitt of Maryland. They settled Hadensville in Todd Co. KY according to Blakey. Never have found a record of such marriage although some of the Breathitts lived in Logan County - the marriage record was Joseph "Hadin" to Nelly Thomas . Was Ellen's maiden name Breathitt and she had been married to a Thomas? Their son George was born on a visit to Maryland and brought back to Kentucky at six months of age according to "History of Kentucky" by Battles,etc. - this source also names her as Ellen Thomas.

Tree Builders, published by the Christian County, Kentucky, Genelogial Society, has the "Petition of Joseph Haden to create town of Hadensberg, 1817", including a map and plan - Winter, 2010.

Joseph Haden is in 1820 census in Todd County. He is mentioned throughout Logan Co Court Orders 1820-1823 while father's estate is being settled.

Court Order Book 7 Logan County KY LDS Microfilm #0364562
p.241 April Term 1820 "Ordered that Joseph Haden be appointed guardian to John and William Haden infant orphans of John Haden Dec'd whereupon he executed bond in the penalty of $1000 with Samuel Haden and Cardwell Breathitt his securities."
p.399 Apr 1822 "On motion of Joseph Haden guardian to the heirs of John M. Haden Dec'd ordered that Jno Barnett Jm McCutcheon, Edward Collins, Hezekiah Proctor, Chas Morehead or any three of them being first sworn do settle with James Haden, administrator of sd decendant and they make report.
In Jun 1822 Sally P. Whitsitt,a niece, chooses Joseph Haden for guardian; he posts $2000 with Cardwell Breathitt

Book 8; p.33; 7 Apr 1823 Appointed administrator for Goods & Chattles of John M. Haden, Dec'd - James his brother had been; then George W. Morton & Rebecca S. Haden

Logan Co WB C
p.210 Appraisement of Estate of Joseph Haden dec'd
chest, dining table, dressing table, bedstead, shot gun, Large Bible, reel, drawing knife, dinner pott, kettle, dishes, etc.
13 Oct 1824
There is some other property not yet appraised the Widow wrote me to purchase for her – consisting of beds He left in C. Breathitts possession. Signed Jas. Breathitt.
p.211 Sale of Property of Joseph Haden dec'd. Purchasers included:
William Barham, Wm H. Taylor, Jessee Irwin, James Mc??, Lewis Hutcheson, Cardwell Breathitt
John Breathitt, Admr of Jos Haden dec'd
6 Sep 1825
p.212-213 List of Notes belonging to estate of Jos. Haden.
Wm Greenfield, John Saunders, H. Roberts, Sally Gray, Wm Whitsitt, B. McKenny, W. Haden, etc.

"History of Kentucky" article says Joseph died right after going back to Maryland which is possible. However, he obviously still owned property in Logan County KY.

Logan County KY Court Records Book 8 (1822-1828) LDS #0364563
p.128 1 Nov 1824 Commissioners appointed for appraisement of Goods & Chattles of Joseph Haden Dec'd "which is in Logan County and make report".
p.132 Dec Term 1824 Admin of Joseph Haden ordered.....appraise the good and chattels of "Said Decedent which are at the residence of Saml Haden and that they make report"
p.188 4 Sep 1825 Inventory and appraisement of estate (in Part) of Joseph Haydon (sic) dec'd returned and ordered to be recorded
p.409 December Term 1828 Cardwell Breathitt appointed Guardian to John and William Haden infant orphans of John M. the Request of Sam'l D. Sublett & Margaret C. Sublett in writing.
Book 8; p416; January Term 1829 "Assignment of dower to Ellen Haden widow of Jos.Haden dec'd returned approved by the Court and ordered to be recorded and the commissioners allowed one dollar each to be paid by the Administrator."
p.468; Dec Term 1829 "On the motion of John Breathitt admr of Jos Haden Decd ordered that W. B. Morton & Spencer Curd be and they are hereby appointed Com. to settle with sd admr & make report." (Appraisment of Goods & Chattles of Jos.Haden decd returned & ordered to be recorded on same day.)

4 Jun 1827 Deed Book O, p.343 The heirs of William Haden sold to Thomas Proctor Jr. 150 acres which had been transacted with William before his death but title not made. Commissioners were Edward Collins, Wm. J. Morton and Ben Proctor, who signed the names of each of the heirs.
Living children were William, Samuel, Nancy & William Porter, John & Polly Wilson & Sally Haden.
Grandchildren were the children of James: Jefferson, Nancy & Josiah Newman, William M., Emily, Eliza H. & Nathaniel H. Felts, Harriot, Mary and James;
the son of Benjamin, another Benjamin;
children of Emily Haden Whitsitt: Eleanor & William Comfort, Ann & Thomas Blakey, Sally Whitsitt;
children of John: John and William;
children of Sally Haden Proctor: husband of Mary, dec'd, Clarke Porter, Aurora & William Hoy, Sally Ewing;
children of Joseph: George and Rainy
[This deed leaving no doubt that the younger son of Joseph was Rainy/Ranney - a name only likely if his mother was indeed a Breathitt whose background is in Maryland - name usually found there as Breathed. I have not seen this name occur in any other Logan Co family.]

Logan Co DB U, p.17 The Logan Circuit Court decreed the sale of Cardwell Breathitt's real estate for payment of his debts. A sale has been made to George & Ranny Haden.
13 Apr 1835. Lucellin J. Ewing, David Banks & wife Ellen B. late Breathitt, Caroline & Susan R. Breathitt, heirs & devises of C. Breathitt dec'd. to George Haden & Ranny Haden. $1570.00 to George & Ranny Haden by James Breathitt, exr of John Breathitt, John having been Administrator of Jos. Haden and Guardian of the said George & Ranny. The $1570 having been settled by Jas. Breathitt, exr and D. Banks, adm of the said C. Breathitt is received by sd Jas. Breathitt as part of the debt due from the estate of Cardwell Breathitt to John Breathitt. Corner of a 200 acres tract entered & patented in name of John Armstrong, containing 261 acres. Signed: Lucellia J. Ewing, David Banks, Ellen B. Banks, Caroline N. Breathitt, Susan R. Breathitt by D. Banks, Comm. 13 Apr 1835, produced in open court, and recorded on 6 May 1835.



Emily "Milly" HADEN37 was born on 14 April 1781.38 She died before December 1820 at the age of 39 in Logan County, Kentucky.39

Logan Co KY Deed Book Q, p.123
This indenture made this third day of August 1829 between Aurora Hoy formerly Aurora Procter and William Hoy her husband, Sally Palmore formerly Sally Procter and William Palmore her husband and Clark Porter heir at law of Polly Procter dec'd who married Benjamin Porter, Heirs of Sally Procter Dec'd formerly Sally Haden who married Thomas Procter, Benjamin Haden heir at law of Benjamin Haden Dec'd, Nancy Porter formerly Nancy Haden who married William Porter and Sally Blakey formerly Sally Haden who married Churchill Blakey Dec'd, Heir of William Haden Dec'd by Samuel Wilson commissioner appointed by the circuit court of Logan County to execute deeds of conveyances to the different heirs of said dec'd agreeable to the division heretofore made of the one part and Elenor Comfort formerly Elenor Whitsett who married William Comfort, Ann Blakey formerly Ann Whitsett who married Thomas Blakey and Sally Whitsett heirs of Emily Whitsett dec'd formerly Emily Haden who married William Whitsett one of the heirs of William Haden dec'd of the other part. Witnesseth that said grantors by said Eommissioner in obedience to said order of Court do by these presents bargain sell deed convey to the Said Elener Comfort, Ann Blakey and Sally Whitsett theirs etc. Lot #5 in the division. It is bounded as followeth. Beginning at a honey locust and red oak corner to William Haden running thence N 50 degrees W 33 poles to a hickory a corner of William Hadens and a corner to the dower of Rebecca S. Hadens thence South half cc degrees West fifty three poles to a gum stump in a field thence S 65 degrees East one hundred and twenty five poles to a black walnut a corner to Sally Blakey thence her line N 7 degrees E One hundred and seventy poles to a sugar tree on the north bank of the river & corner to Sally Blakey on William Haden's line thence up the river binding theron to the Beginning containing fifty acres. To Have and To Hold the before described tract or parcel of land with all its apputenances to the said Elenor Comfort, Ann Blakey, and Sally Whitsett their heirs or assigns forever free from the claim or claims of the other before named heirs of the said William Haden Dec'd and all persons claiming by through or under them or eith of them the aforesaid grantors by Said commissioner will by these presents warrant and forever defend. In Testimony of which the said Grantors by said Commissioner do hereto set their names and seales the date first above written. Signed: Aurora Hoy, William Hoy, Sally Palmore, William Palmore, Clark Porter, Benjamin Haden, Nancy Porter, William Porter, Sally Blakey.

The Equity Case, 14-303 of William & Nancy Porter vs. the Heirs of William Haden, filed 22 Feb 1822, makes very clear that the three daughters of Milly Haden, daughter of William Haden, dec'd, were Eleanor "Ellen" C. who had already married William Comfort, Nancy H., and Sarah P. Whitsitt. Sarah "Sally" was still a minor because Joseph Haden was appointed to serve as her guardian for the case in Aug 1824. She must have been very near her 21st birthday. One of the very puzzling things about this guardianship is that Milly is referred to as MILDRED Haden - in all other documents she is called Milly or Emily. William Haden did have a sister named Mildred, no Emilys known early in this family.



Benjamin HADEN was born about 1783.49 He died before February 1810 at the age of 27.37
Court Order Book 2, Logan County KY LDS Microfilm #0364561
Jan 1806
"Benjamin Haden locates 400 acres of land in Logan County beginning at the junction of the dividing line of Logan and Christian County with the....line running east, thence north, thence west, thence to the beginning."

In settlement of negroes of his father's estate, Benjamin is deceased but his share goes to his son Ben.

Logan Co DB Q, p.124
3 Aug 1829. Benjamin, son of Benjamin Haden dec'd, received 115 acres in the settlement of the lands of William Haden, his grandfather. This was Lot #2 in the division.



William HADEN33,50,51,52,53,54,55 was born in 1785 in Virginia.38,50 He died in 1865 at the age of 80 in Simpson County, Kentucky.

I believe William had a wife before Pamelia Blakey. There are two earlier marriages in Logan County for a William Haden - one to Betsey Hughs Jul 27 1805 and one to Polly Barnett Jun 4 1805 - the Hughes lived nearer the Hadden family which had several Williams. Barnetts were neighbors to the Hadens so this seems most likely. There is also the possibility that William Haden had a daughter too old to have been a child of his marriage to his cousin Pamelia Blakey. The following gift by and will of Thomas Barnett supports the theory that William did have an earlier marriage and at least one child by that wife and that the lady died very soon after the birth of that child. By December of 1808, William Haden had married Pamelia Blakey.

William Jr. is first listed as a white male over 21 in 1806 in Logan Co Property Tax List.

Pamela Blakey and William were 2nd cousins. Shared Anthony Haden and Margaret
Douglas as great-grandparents.

Warren Co KY DB D, p.90 7 Mar 1808 Thos. Barnett to Nancy Haiden, a dau of my daughter Mary C. Haiden, dec'd. Negro girl.
Then there is the probate of the will of Thomas Barnet, 16 Aug 1819. He gave slaves to son John, son James C., daughter Elizabeth Shannon, granddaughter Letha Barnet who was daughter of deceased son William. To Heirs of Lucy Sanders, dec'd daughter $1. To heirs of Mary Haden, deceased daughter $1. To Adams S. Barnett, grandson $1. To Thomas Fields Barnet, grandson, $1. [These were sons of dec'd son William] Remainder of estate to be divided among John, James & Elizabeth Shannon. Executors: John Barnet, James C. Barnet. Signed: Thomas Barnet. Written 27 Nov 1818. Wit: Thomas Bowles, William Barnett.

1810 Logan Co KY Census. William Haden, 1m age 16-26. 1f under 10. 1f age 16-26. 4 slaves.

Logan County KY Deed Book G, p.259-261 12 Oct 1819. William Haden Jr. sells 140 acres to William J. Morton for $600; land on the Gasper bounded by Thomas Buckannon. Wife is examined & reliquishes dower but not named. Witnesses are Jno Morton and Francis Drake.

1820 Logan Co KY USCensus lists 1m 26-45 [William], 1m -10, 1m 16-18, 1m 16-26 [which could be same boy-no son is known - are these possible orphaned nephews?] 1f 26-45 [Pamela], 1f -10 [Margaret born 1811] and 1f 10-16 [could be the Nancy Haden who married James W. Blakey? and born of an earlier wife? daughter of Mary "Polly" Barnett?]

Deed Book K, p.194 3 Nov 1821 John H. Posey to William Haden for $503. 200 acres. East side of Gasper. Conveyed to Posey by Samuel Owens.
Deed Book K; p.488 4 May 1815 William Haden Jr to John M. Haden for $900. In Logan Co on Readings line. 100 acres. Witness: Jno McCutchen & Jno Barnett. Signed: William Haden Jr. Pamela Haden relinquished her dower.

Deed Book L, p.103 10 Oct 1822. 200 Acres where Wm. Whitsitt now lives given up by Wm. Haden on 11 Feb 1822. Sold on 22 May to George Blakey, highest bidder for $541. Same tract conveyed to William Haden by John H. Posey on 3 Nov 1821.
p.215 29 Jan 1823. Samuel H. Haden to William Haden. 42 acres for $265.50. ..Land description begins at a stake by William Haden's fence. Samuel H. Haden's wife examined but not named.
p.216 William Haden to William Sawyer for $151. 18 acres. Wife relinquished dower.

Logan County KY Court Records Book 8 (1822-1827) LDS #0364563
p. 127; 5 Oct 1824 William Haden was now administrator of father's estate. James his brother had died. Estate still not settled.
p. 245 Aug Term 1826 Churchill H. Blakey (who married Sally Haden, the younger) executed Bond in the penalty of $5000 and Letter of Administrator granted him on goods and chattels of William Haden, dec'd. (Churchill H. Blakey then died in September of 1826 at the age of 27)
p.281 Mar Term 1827 Wm Haden executes Bond of $5000 and letters of Administration granted him on the Goods of Wm Haden dec'd.
p.352 Jan Term 1828 On the motion of the Baptist Church at Bethany meeting house in Logan County by P. Warden their moderator and producing the following.......of sd church. Towit. At a meeting of the Baptist Church of Christ of Bethany meeting house in Logan County on the Saturday before the first Sunday in January 1828, Appointed Brethren Robert Woodward, Millis Hall, Samuel Haden & Wm Haden Trustees to this meeting house in place of Edward Collins and John Proctor which we certify to the Logan County Court agreeably to an act of Assembly in that case made and provided. Phillip Warden, Moderator. Wm Haden Protem Clerk. It is now ordered that said persons named in sd order of the church stand as Trustees to sd meeting house agreeably to an act of assembly in such case made provided.
[Also found in Logan County Deed book: 14 Jun 1792 William Conner was bound out to Phillip Warden to be taught the Hatter's trade! So the preacher earned his living making hats....]

p.131 Agreeable to an order of the Logan County Court issued at the October Term 1824. We Arthur Slaughter & John McCutcheon Commissioners met at the house of Wm Haden according to Appraisement for the purpose of Settling with Sd Haden, Adm of Wm Haden dec'd and do report as follows. Viz. That there is in the hands of sd Haden
Bonds not due
Bond on James G. Proctor due 1 Jan 1825
Do on Lowry Bishop
Do on Wm Port due 1 day of Jany 1825
Cardwell Breathitt due 1825
Wm Comfort due 1 Jany 1825
Thomas Proctor due 1st Jany 1825
Due sd Haden, Adm $90 due 1st Jany 1825, due 20th Feb 1825 $100
Credit of $30 given Thos Proctor on his note for several Invalid Negroes belonging to the Estate of Wm Haden Dec'd
By ____ paid to Thos Blakey ?Heir
Paid to Charles Moman for service rendered to the Estate
By Cash paid to ?????for Sally Proctor, Heir
Cash paid to Wm Procter, Heir
Cash paid to Saml Haden Guard for Sally Haden, Heir
Signed: Dec 3 1824, Saml McCutcheon, Arthur Slaughter
3 Jan 1826, Settlement with Wm Haden, Admin of Wm Haden Dec'd was recorded.

1830 Census: 1m 20-30; 1m 40-50 [William]; 1f 15-20 [Margaret]; 1f 40-50 [Pamela]

Logan Co DB T, p.118 26 May 1834 Joel C. Rice & Rebecca his wife & Elizabeth Nantz to William Soyars for $80. On waters of Gasper. In William Waddy's NE boundary line in the old Logan & Warren Road where the said Road crosses said lines at the top of the first rise; sd Woody's [sic] Spring branch, Waddys line. To William Hadens NW boundary line and with his line to Clarks line. William Smalls Eastwardly corner; corner to Thomas Buckhannons settlement right, to his additional claim; corner to Saml Perry, his line, to Robert Bells still house. Being the patent to William Reading by grant dated 7 Apr 1813. Signed: Joel C. Rice, Rebecca A. Rice, Elizabeth H. Nants. Rec. 26 May 1834.

Logan Co DB X
p.134 14 Mar 1836. William Haden to James W. Blakey. $2000. The following described tracts on Black lick fork of Gasper River.
1. 262 acres 31 ½ poles as per deed from Wm Haden Sr. and wife to said Wm Haden bearing date the 21 Apr 1815 which is of record in DB E, p.11. band of Black lick fork by mouth of a drain; corner to James Haden & with his line; Woodey's line; Samuel Haden and with his line; up the creek with its meanders.
2. The second tract was conveyed to sd William Haden by Samuel H. Haden on 29 Jan 1823 as per deed of record
To the sd James W. Blakey, his heirs, etc. Signed: Wm Haden, Pamela Haden
Wit: Wm C. Poor, Samuel S. Perkins.
Ack by sd Wm Haden and sd Pamela examined & relinquished Rec. 8 Sep 1840.
[Note that this deed was not recorded until the time that James W. Blakey sold the land late in 1840.]

Logan Co DB V; p.460 20 Feb 1838 William Haden to George D. Blakey as Trustee for use & benefit of Margaret Haden the daughter of the said William of the other part. For love and affection and $1. To Blakey as Trustee, one tract on Black Lick fork of Gasper River of about 300 acres. Being the tract on which the said Wm Haden now lives, also one Negro Boy Gilbert aged about 4 or 5 years. Following conditions: The sd Wm Haden reserves to himself the use and benefit of said property during his natural life. After the payment of the following debts which are to be paid by said Blakey out of the said Negro and land . $250 to Jos. B. Bigger. $250 to Isaac Browning. $275 to Joshua Spencer and $200 to W. William Johnson. After payment of said debts, the property to be held by sd Blakey as Trustee for the use of said Margaret Haden and the heirs of her body. After the death of Wm Haden, the sd Margaret to have and enjoy said property during her lifetime and at her death to her children. Signed: Wm Haden, Geo D. Blakey
Deed of Trust produced & ack and rec. 20 Feb 1838.

Six months later, William separated from Pamelia, leaving this land and personal property to be held in trust for both.
p.605 20 Jun 1838 William Haden of 1st part. Pamela Haden & Margaret Haden her daughter of 2nd part and Thomas Blakey & James W. Blakey & George D. Blakey of the 3rd part. Whereas that William Haden & Pamela Haden have determined & do hereby separate themselves as husband & wife. In trust for use & benefit of Pamelia & Margaret the following property. Tract of land of 300 acres on which the sd Wm Haden now lives On Negro woman Sarah, one girl Sucky, one girl Lucy, one boy Frank, all children of sd Sarah. One man named Josefah, one boy named Jerry, one named Giles, one girl Mary also all & every description of household & kitchen furniture except one bedsted & furniture, some farming utensils, one gig, and stock of cattle, sheep except one cow & yoke of oxen. One half of bacon, beef & venison, sugar & coffee together with all the growing crop of potatoes & garden vegetables. Following Conditions: reserves possession of land until the 1st of Jan next and then into the hands of Thos. Jas. & Geo. Blakey. The Blakeys bind themselves to pay the following debts out of the property: Isaac Browning, note of $250 Wm Johnson of $300, one to Dearbon Dooley assignee of J. Spencer of $273; one to John Nowley Jr for $360, one to Mebeth of $180, one to Norton of $60 in addition to $280 paid by George D. Blakey to J. B. Bigger. The sd Wm Haden hereby binds himself not advertise the seperation upon the condition that the sd Blakey do hereby release the sd Haden from all & every liabilities.
Signed: Wm Haden _______ _______ Thos Blakey, James Blakey, George D. Blakey
Test: Wm C. Poor, Barlet (x) Whitlow
Proven by witnesses. 16 Aug 1838

1840 Census: 1m, 50-60 [William,age 54]; 2m 5-10 [likely grandsons]; 1f 50-60 [Pamela age 53]; 1f 30-40 [dau. Margaret living at home with 2 sons born 1832 & 1834?]

8 May 1844 William testified in Court for Margaret Blakey, Widow of George Blakey.
He stated he married in 1808 to Pamela, the daughter of George & Margaret Blakey and that Margaret Blakey, the widow, is now living in his house. The family Bible containing the family record of George Blakey is now in possession of Margaret Blakey and the leaf of paper hereto appended is a list which was this day cut from the said Bible and the entried record the marriage of sd George & Margaret Blakey and also the births of their children and was written by their eldest son Wm. W. Blakey many years previous to his death, he having died in 1824. He states that the leaf contains a fathful record of the marriage and the births. Signed: Wm Haden. Thos. Blakey, JPLC
Pamela appeared the same day and stated she was the daughter of George & Margaret Blakey and wife of Wm Haden. She has read his deposition and it is true. The leaf was cut from he mother's family Bible and the record of her parents marriage was written by her brother William W. Blakey long before his death in 1824. Signed: Pamela Haden
William M. Clark and Enoch Northern also testified that they were present when the leaf was cut from the family Bible of Margaret Blakey, widow of the late George Blakey and they have every reason to believe that it is true and just record.

1850 Logan Co KY USCensus lists William, Sr. age 64, wife Pamela age 62. Living with them is Margaret G. Hopkins, age 40 and Margaret Blakey, age 80. All listed as born in Virginia, but at least daughter Margaret born in KY. [Don't know where Margaret's son William, age 16, was in this census. Son George Hopkins was found a page earlier in the census. And since William and Pamela had separated he probably wasn't actually there.]

1860 Census Simpson Co KY
Household #74: Samuel H. Haden Sr age 69 and Jane Haden age 47.
#75: William Haden age 75. (Is this Wm? He's about the right age. "Permelia Haden" was living with daughter Margaret and grandson George S. Hopkins in Logan Co. There was no William Haden in Simpson Co in earlier years.]

Also from Simpson Co comes the following cemetery record:
Phillips Cemetery: Hayden, William, 21 Jan 1786 - 13 Nov 1865
The last time this cemetery was recorded (1982) this stone was not found. There are markers in the cemetery of infant children of S. H. & M. L. Haden - who is likely Samuel H. Jr.

A possible, but doubtful, son of William and Pamela is a William Haden found in the 1850 Logan Co Census, age 36 - this would fit in with the male child listed in 1820 and young man in 1830. His wife was listed as Elizabeth J., age 30. There is a marriage 11 Sep 1837 - William Haden to Elizabeth J. Proctor. Oldest child of this couple is Rebecca H. age 10. This William is some six years younger than the William M. Haden, son of James. His other children named Elizabeth, Henry, Charles, Robert.
In 1860, a William Haden was in Simpson Co KY, p.347, household 698. Listed as William Haden, Jr. age 46. Henry C. age 16, Charles S. age 14, Robt H. age 12, Mary C age 10, William J age 8, John T age 4.
[The fact that he is listed as "Jr", and has some of the same children as the William from 1850 Logan Co, and it's likely that the older William Haden is now living in Simpson Co with his brother Samuel, all lend credence to the theory that this man IS William Haden, Junior and son of this William - however I think it more likely he could be the eldest son of Samuel H. Haden. and the title of "Jr" was simply to differentiate between the two men of the same name in Simpson Co. Other factors make his relationship to Samuel most likely.]

Logan Co Tax Rolls
In 1830, only one William Haden is found on the Logan Co tax rolls. - he has 288 acres on the Black Lick, entered by J. Clark. This is part of the original Haden property that was part of Jonathan Clark's military survey. Can only be this William the son of William & Nancy Johnson Haden.
In 1831, he is still there but a W. Haden also appears with 83 acres on the Gasper River, entered by Jefferson Haden. This would be Jefferson's younger brother William Morton Haden.
In 1833, two William Hadens appear - one has 300 acres on the Black Lick, the other only has himself as a white male over 21 so no doubt William Morton Haden.
In 1834 only the older William is taxed.
In 1835 the older William has his 300 acres on the Gasper river & has 12 slaves which is approximately the number he has been taxed on all along. William M. has 90 acres on the Gasper and has one slave & five horses.
By 1836, William M. has bought more land, slaves & horses - a young man rising. Our older William still has 300 acres on the Black Lick. William Haden, Jr. appears as a white male over 21 with 1 horse - he is listed next to our older William. This is precisely the year we would expect the William who would marry Elizabeth Proctor in 1837 to turn 21 from the evidence in the 1850 Census. Another indication there WAS a son of William that has previously not been noted as being under 10 in 1820. However the eldest son of Samuel would also be this age and Samuel apparently did not move to Simpson Co until the following year.
1837 lists William F. Haden with land on the Gasper but he isn't even listed as being over 21 which would be true for William Franklin Haden, born 1817. Older William is there with his 300 acres. William M. has about the same as the previous year. William Jr. is not taxed.
1838 lists a plethora of Williams. Our older William with his 300 acres. William M. as usual. William F. is now listed as being over 21. A William Haden over 21 with one horse is also there but not indicated as a Junior. William Hadden is also listed with other Haddens and he is over 21 without any other property.
In 1839 is found William M, William F. who seems to have sold his land, William Haden Sr. with 300 acres of land, William Haden Jr. over 21 with 1 horse. And a William Haden over 21 with no additional taxable belongings - either this should have been William Hadden or perhaps Samuel also had a son William who has now reached age 21!



JOHN MOSELEY HADEN40 was born about 1788 in Virginia. He died on 9 February 1817 at the age of 29 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.56

LDS Ancestral File says born in Logan Co KY
LDS Ancestral File gives an actual date for death. If this date is correct and the date of William Franklin's birth is correct on his grave marker, William F. was born several months after his father's death.

Name listed as John Mosley Haden in LDS family records of birth of William Franklin Haden. John M. Haden in Logan County Court Records.

Joseph Benjamin Haden (July 21, 1930): "My paternal grandfather was John Haden of Kentucky. He was thrown from a horse and killed before he reached the age of thirty." Logan County Court Records show that a John M. Haden died young, leaving two sons, John M. and William F.

Warren Co Deeds
DB F, p.76 20 Jun 1812 William and Sally his wife of Logan Co KY to Edmond Sweeney for $600. Land on Big Barren River, 200 acres. Wit: John Rice, Daniel Jones, Wm Rice, Joseph Haden, John M. Haden.

John Haden, over 21 and Margaret Jackson, 7 March 1814. Margaret, dau of (John Jackson) Sec. (security)
Married by Robert Daugherty. Have copy of his return to the Court.

Logan Co KY Deed Book K; An Indenture made this 4th day of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen between William Haden, Jr and John M. Haden both of the State of Kentucky and County of Logan. Witnesseth that the said William Haden Jr. for and in consideration of the sum of nine hundred dollars, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by the Sd William Haden jr hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain sell and convey to the aforesd John M. Haden his Heirs or assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Logan bounded as follows. Viz: Beginning at a post oak marked T.B. running thence north twelve and a half west one hundred and thirty eight poles to a red oak and sugar tree South twenty seven West two hundred and fifty poles to two red oaks on Readings line thence South twenty East one hundred poles to a black Oak and two hickories thence South sixty seven East sixty two poles to two post oaks and black Oak thence north twenty seven East one hundred and ninety poles to the Beginning containing by calculation two hundred acres be the same or less or more to have and to hold the sd tract or parcel of land with all appurtenances as above described etc The sd William Haden jr do covenant bargain and agree to warrant and forever to defend the aforsd tract of land with all its appurtenances to John M. Haden and his heirs etc forever from me My Heirs and assigns from all manner of claim or claims that may appear through me or under me or My heirs or assigns forever. By these presents Testimony hereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this the day & date above written. Signed Sealed and delivered In presents of us:
Jno. McCutchen
Jno. Barnett William Haden jr [seal]

I do assign all my right title claim and interest of the within tract or parcel of land to John M. Haden and his heirs forever being for the consideration of nine hundred Dollars jointly with William Haden Junr my husband Witness my hand and seal the fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifteen
Jno. Barnett
Jno. McCutchen Pamela Haden [seal]

Logan County Ct
I Spencer Curd Clerk of the County Court do Certify that the foregoing Indenture was this day acknowledged before me in My office by William Haden Junr to be his act and Deed And having examined Pamela his wife separate and apart from her said husband She voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the premises contained in said Deed and was willing the same should be recorded. In Testimony whereof and that the same together with the assignment thereto subjected; and this certificate stand truly recorded in My Office. Thereunto Set my hand this 11th day of May 1822 Spencer Curd

This would appear to be the land possessed by John M. Haden at the time of his death. A Deed in Book Q regarding land sold by Samuel & Margaret Jackson Haden Sublett in 1828, was for 61 acres, approximately 1/3 of the above tract. The description says the land was entered, surveyed and patented by Thomas Buchanan - "T.B." in the above description. Sons John M. and William Franklin should also have title to property about the same acerage.

Court Order Book 7 Logan County KY LDS Microfilm #0364562
p.241 April Term 1820
"Ordered that Joseph Haden be appointed guardian to John and William Haden infant orphans of John Haden Dec'd whereupon he executed bond in the penalty of $1000 with Samuel Haden and Cardwell Breathitt his securities."
Logan County Court Records, April Term 1823, copied in Russellville, KY, shows final settlement of estate of John M. Haden, rent from his farm in 1817 & 1818, rent of a negro, various payments, Includes payments from estate to Mrs. Margaret C. Haden and to Samuel D. Sublett, who became her second husband.

Logan Co Will Book B, p.494. Returned to Court on 7 Apr 1823, the report of sale of goods and chattels of John Haden, Dec'd. This was the same day that George W. Morton & Rebecca Haden, administrators of James Haden, dec'd returned several reports to the court.
Signed "a True and perfect inventory", James Haden, Admr. of John Haden, dec'd.
There is no date for the sale.
Buyers included: Arthur Slaughter, William Price, John Barnett, Benjamin Perkins, Saml Haden, John Wilson, Thomas Proctor, Chas. Moorman, Wm Haden, Taylor B. Drake, Thomas Buckhannon, George Proctor. Margaret Haden bought a cow & calf, a decanter & ladle, bed & furniture & sundry other articles - about $100 worth of items. [Since she remarried in Feb 1819, her name as still Haden would suggest the sale was prior to that date.] James Haden bought a table cloth. Jacob Williamson rented land and bought sheep. Walter Jones bought the horse. George Cook bought the rifle Gun. Val Mearewither hired Negroes. Total of sale was $678.78 1/4.

Logan Co Will Book C, p.11-12 1 May 1823.
John Barnett, Arthur Slaughter and Peter Morton, commissioners appointed to assign to the widow of John M. Haden dec'd her dower. Surveyed the tract of 200 acres. Laid off 61 acres. Sketch shows division roughly in thirds with her portion as being taken from the center. The commissioners met at the house of Saml. D. Sublett now the husband of the sd widow and proceeded to allot to Mrs. Sublett, late widow of John M. Haden dec'd her dower. They further proceeded to allot the negroes. The Negro woman Hannah had been sold by said Sublett so that she could not be had. Saml H. Haden was sworn and examined in the presence of Saml. D. Sublett and William Whitsitt, acting as agent for the guardian of the heirs of John M. Haden, and we are of the opinion that the said Negro was worth $500 and she is alloted to sd Mrs. Sublett as her dower of sd Negroes of the afsd. estate by the paying over to the guardian of the Haden heirs $66.66.
2 Jun 1823. Assignment of dower was produced and ordered to be recorded.

WB C, p.15-17
Commissioners appointed at the Apl. Term 1823 to settle with Geo. W. Morton & Rebecca Haden, admrs of James Haden who was the Admr of John M. Haden, dec'd. to make report.
Accounts follow: John M. Haden's note. Saml. D. Subletts acct. John M. Haden & Thos. Proctor note. Calwell acct agains Mrs. M. C. Haden [Margaret], Mrs. Margaret C. Haden's acct. Arthur Slaughter's note. Benj Perkins & William Haden's note. Joseph Haden as admr of Jno. M. Haden dec'd. Compensation to James Haden, admr of John Haden dec'd. Rent of John M. Haden's farm for the year 1817 to the Gaithers. Rent of John M. Haden's farm for 1818 to William Sawyer. Hire of Negro boy, Green, for 1818 to Taylor B. Drake. Hire of Negro boy, Green, for 1819 to John Wilgis. The four last items [the rents] were not included in the list of sales of Geo. W. Morton Admr of James Haden and he refused to account for them on the ground that there was no evidence that could be produced at this time, showing that the estate of James Haden Dec'd was accountable for it. Therefore, items are left open for investigation. 31 May 1823. Signed: Peter Morton, Jno. Barnett, Arthur Slaughter.
1 Sep 1823. Settlement presented in court and ordered recorded.



Samuel H. HADEN3,40,45,57,58,59,60,61,62 was born on 30 July 1790 in Kentucky.63 He died on 20 November 1865 at the age of 75 in Simpson County, Kentucky.

If this is the Samuel H. in Simpson Co. Census in 1850, he was 60 at that time; listed in 69 in 1860. His birth year has been assumed from those censuses.

27 Oct 1820 Samuel Haden baptized. First Baptist Church, Russellville.

Court Order Book 7, Logan County KY LDS Microfilm #0364562
p.188 December Term 1820
"On the motion of Samuel Haden ordered that he be appointed guardian to Sally Haden infant orphan of William Haden Sen'r Dec'd his having executed bond security according to Law."
William & last wife Sarah/Sally had a child named Sally, his older daughter Sally was probably already deceased before this child was born. In the division of the negroes of William Haden, a child Sally receives her share as well as the Proctor children, the children of the first Sally, deceased.

Deed Book L, p.244. 5 Jan 1821. The heirs of William Haden make out deed to Samuel for 271 acres that his father William had given him. The land had been surveyed for Samuel but deed not made when William died. The land borders that of William Haden Jr, Samuel's brother. This deed lists all the heirs of William Haden and the guardians of the minor children.

Logan Co Deed Book L, p.215 29 Jan 1823. Samuel H. Haden to William Haden. 42 acres for $265.50. ..Land description begins at a stake by William Haden's fence. Samuel H. Haden's wife examined but not named.

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010
From: Sandi Gorin <>
Samuel STEPHENSON - Monies due: Names includes were James MAXWELL,
Simeon HIETT, Samuel HADEN, Saml SUBLETT, Arthur SLAUGHTER, Sarah
HADEN, Jonathan FERGUSON, William SAWYERS. Signed by John STEVENSON
[spelled both ways], Executor, recorded May term 1824.
Note: Sarah Haden, widow of William, was deceased - her daughter of the same name was about age 14 in 1824, but Samuel was her guardian. Samuel Sublett was married to the widow of Samuel Haden's brother John M. Haden.

Court Order Book 8, Logan County KY LDS Microfilm #0364563
p.246 August Term 1826
"On the motion of Churchill H. Blakey moved appointed settle with Sam'l Haden administrator of Sally Haden, deceased (this would be William's widow) and guardian to Sally Blakey late Sally Haden and make report. Churchill H. Blakey married Sally Haden and Samuel's gaurdianship no longer necessary.
p.352 Jan Term 1828 On the motion of the Baptist Church at Bethany meeting house in Logan County by P. Warden their moderator and producing the following....of sd church. Towit. At a meeting of the Baptist Church of Christ at Bethany meeting house in Logan County on the Saturday before the first Sunday in January 1828 Appointed Brethren Robert Woodward, Millis Hall, SAMUEL HADEN & Wm Haden Trustees to this meeting house in place of Edward Collins and John Proctor which we certify to the Logan County Court agreeably to an act of Assembly in that case made and provided.
Phillip Warden Moderator
Wm Haden Protem Clerk
It is now ordered that said persons named in sd order of the church stand as Trustees to sd meeting house agreeably to an act of assembly in such case made provided.

US Census 1820 Logan County
Samuel Haden 3 males under 10 [Wm, Robert & Tyree]; 1 male 26-45 [Samuel]; 1 female under 10 [Ann]; 1 female 26-45 [Rebecca/Frances]

1820 Tax Roll: Samuel Haden, 1 white male over 21; total blacks 3; horses 4; 211a on the Black Lick (fork of the Gasper R)

Logan County Court Records Book 8, p.192 Oct Term 1825 Samuel H. Hayden came into Court and gave in the following property for Taxation for the year 1824 collectable in 1825. To Wit, 228 Acres of Land Logan County Gasper River entered Living; patented in the name of Jonathan Clark @$7 $1596
2 Blacks over 16 3 Total Blacks $1842
6 horses
1 white over 21 [Samuel] Total $3438
[This 228 acres is very close to matching the 271 acres deeded to Samuel from the heirs of his father, less the 42 acres sold to his brother William.]

On the 1829 Tax Roll, Samuel Haden declared 5 children between 15 and 4 [The tax roll was for the the previous year, 1828]. In 1828, he had Mary E. age 2 so she wouldn't be counted; Catherine age 4; Benjamin age 7; Tyree age 9; Ann age 11, Robert age 12, William age 14. That would be 6 children, but then he was reporting in 1829 so William would have turned 15 - if he was omitted that's 5 children between 15 and 4.

US Census 1830 Logan County.
Samuel G. Hayden (sic) 1 male under 5 [Joseph]; 1 male 5-10 [Benjamin]; 2 males 10-15 [Tyree & Robert]; 1 male 15-20 [William]; 1 male 40-50 [Samuel]
1 female under 5 [Mary E.]; 1 female 5-10 [Catherine]; 1 female 10-15 [Ann]; 1 female 30-40 [Rebecca/Frances]
6 Slaves

1830 Tax Roll: Samuel H. Haden, 1 white male over 21; 3 blacks over 16;
total blacks 5; horses 5; 206a on the Gasper River

The last year Samuel Haden appears on the Logan Co Tax Rolls with land on the Gasper is 1836.

Logan Co KY Deed Book U, p.231-233
Dated 28 Jan 1836. Samuel H. Haden & Francis [sic] Haden his wife of Logan Co KY of the one part to Samuel Smith Perkins of the other part. Sum of $1350. Tract in Logan Co on Black Lick fork of Gasper River where the said Haden now lives. 206 acres. All of tract of land conveyed to said Samuel H. Haden by James Haden & other heirs of William Haden Dec'd on 5 Jan 1821 except about 25 acres conveyed by said Samuel H. Haden to Phillip Warden and 42 acres 100 poles conveyed to William Haden by said S. H. Haden as per deeds of record in Logan Co court clerk's office. The description includes metes & bounds as well as the following: Begin at tree on the Black Lick Fork, corner to William Haden Junr thence with his line; corner to Drake's line; Clark's Military survey. Originally 271 acres more or less. Signed: Saml. H. Haden, Frances Haden. Wit: M. J. Price, Thos Blakey.
Witnesses were also the Justices of the Peace that examined Francis Haden, wife of Samuel H. Haden, and she consented. 28 Jan 1836.
Proved on 9 Feb 1836 on oath of Major J. Price and Thomas Blakey. Rec. by Marmaduke B. Morton 8 Mar 1836

Simpson Co was formed from Logan Co in 1819 - there is no indication Samuel lived there at that time but moved to Simpson Co approximately 1836/7 [Simpson Co marriage & deed records lost in fire in 1882.]

Email from Mark Hayden contained the following tax information for Simpson Co in 1837:
Saml. H. Haydon, 193 acres, 1 white male over 21, 5 blacks, 6 horses. Also a listing: Samuel Haydon for Haydon's Heirs, 197 acres valued at $1200 [If Samuel's 1st wife died in 1835 as believed, this may be her children's inheritance from her father. However there is also a Samuel Haydon in the 1830 Simpson Co census.]

1840 Census, Simpson Co KY; p.188
Samuel H. Hadin
3m 5-10 [Joseph, Samuel & Joshua ages 10, 8 & 6]; 1m 20-30 [Robert; Tyree married to Mourning because he had a 20-year-old by 1860; Wm married to Elizabeth Proctor in 1837]; 1m 50-60 [Samuel himself]
1f 10-15 [Mary E. age 14]; 1f 15-20 [Catherine age 16]; 1f 20-30 [Ann age 23]; 1f 40-50 [wife F. was 56 in 1850 so would be abt 46 this year]
There were 5 slaves.
[Phillips Cemetery, Simpson Co: Joshua Hayden, 19 Nov 1834-11 Jun 1840]

1850 Census, Simpson Co KY (1st names of family are initials only in this census). Frances has been mentioned as a given name for the wife of Samuel; she would have to be a second wife.
Household #246:
Haden, Saml. H. 60 $1000 b. KY [he was likely born in Kentucky when it was still a part of Virginia - Kentucky not a state until 1792]
Haden, F. 56 f b.KY (Frances?)
Haden, M. E. 22f b. KY [Mary E.]

Household #309 [This entry is totally "off" on the page; I have adjusted to make it read correctly]
R. H. Haden, age 35, M, Carpenter, b. KY
J. E., age 28, F, b. LA
I.W., age 5, F, b. LA
L.G., age 4, M, b. LA
M.C., age 1, F, b. KY
E. S., age 2/12, M, b. KY
[H. Haden married Jane Curtis on 9 Nov 1843, East Feliciana Paarish, LA

The 1850 Slave Schedule has S. H. Haden with 5 slaves. 4 males, ages 38, 24, 11, & 10 and 1 female age 23. R. H. Haden had two slaves, both female, ages 50 and 11.

1850, Logan Co KY William Haden, age 36. His wife was listed as Elizabeth J., age 30. [There is a marriage in Logan Co - 11 Sep 1837 - William Haden to Elizabeth J. Proctor.] Oldest child of this couple is Rebecca H. age 10. His other children are named Elizabeth F. age 8, Henry C. age 5, Charles S. age 4, Robert H. age 2.
The birth year of this William would seem to indicate that he was the son of Samuel but some information lists his wife as "Amanda" with no other information known. William also could fit into the family of William Haden & Pamela Blakey of Logan Co. Further research will perhaps conclusively solve the mystery of which of the Hadens was his father.

1857 births in Simpson Co - Feb 7 J. V., Male, to S. H. Haden and Sarah Rosten? [The next name in the list was Rosten, I believe there's some recording confusion here. The next entry is a Rosten family. All other records indicate a Margaret to be Samuel Jr's wife.]

1860 Census Simpson Co KY
Household #23: R. H. Haden, 44, b. KY; Jane E., 38, b. LA, Indiana E., 15, b. LA; Lewis G., 13, b. LA; Mary C, 11, b. KY; Eugene S. 10, b. KY; Joseph T. 8, b. KY; William H. 6, b. KY; Frances R. 5 or 3, [F], b. KY; John R. 8/12 b. KY
Household #74: Samuel H. Haden Sr age 69 and Jane Haden age 47.
#75: William Haden age 75. Indicates he was living with Samuel & Jane. (Is this the brother Wm who was married to Pamela Blakey? He's about the right age. Was in Logan Co in 1850. Pamela Haden is living in Logan Co in 1860 with her daughter and grandson, in the grandson's home. They had a separation agreement in the Logan Co records.
Phillips Cemetery, Simpson Co has William Hayden, 21 Jan 1786-13 Nov 1865.]
#76: Samuel H. Haden Jr. age 27, Margarett L. age 24, Joseph V. age 3, Robt H. age 2, Jannie 1/12.
Household #159: Tyree Haden, age 40, b. KY; Mourning age 42, b. KY. All the children born in Missouri: Mary E. - 20; Samuel H - 18; Tabitha - 16; Ann E - 14; William - 12; Sarah C. - 6.
[Phillips Cemetery, Simpson Co, is the following: Morning Hayden, 14 Feb 1818-15 Jun 1861; Mary E. Haden, 9 Dec 1840-11 Jun 1861; Ann E. Haden, 24 Jan 1846-23 Jul 1861]
Household #698: William Haden Jr., age 46, b. KY as were all the rest; Henry C. - 16; Charles S. - 15; Robt H. - 12; Mary C. - 10; William J. - 8; John T. - 4.

1870 Census Simpson Co KY: Haden, Samuel H. age 37, Margret L. age 33, Joseph age 13, Jane age 10, Thomas H. age 5, Jannett age 2, Mary C. age 19. [Son Robt H. has died - see cemetery listing below. Mary C. is unknown]
Phillips Cemetery in Simpson Co:
Robert H. Haden, son of S. H. & M. L. Haden 21 Mar 1858 - 12 Aug 1862.
Nanna H. Haden, dau of S. H. & M. L. Haden 14 Jan 1863 - 17 Jul 1863
Dwelling 50: Robert H. Haden, 57, KY; Jane E. 48, LA; Indiana E. 25, LA; Lewis G. 23, KY; Mary C. 21, KY; Eugene S. 19, KY; Joseph C 17, KY; William H. 16; KY; Rebecca F. 14, KY; John R. 12, KY; Jane B. 9, KY; Robert H. 4, KY.
Dwelling 160. Tyrie Hayden, age 50, Farmer, b. KY Henry, age 26 [Samuel H?], Tabitha age 25, b. MO, William age 21, Sarah C age 13. Also Jane, age 58, Value of personal property $1700, b. KY - she would appear to be the Jane Haden that was living with Tyree's father Samuel in 1860. Was she Samuel H.'s 2nd or 3rd wife?
Dwelling 161. William Haden age 55, Farmer, b. KY Amanda E. age 31 [This seems to be the William who married Elizabeth Proctor in 1837. She wasn't present in 1860. William has remarried?] William J. age 16, James M. age 7, Sarah age 5, Elizabeth Law age 19, Jane Maud/Mand age 9. [This youngest girl with a different surname could be a stepdaughter. No clues to the older girl.].

1880 Census Simpson Co KY; Pilot Knob; p.396C: Samuel H. Haden, age 47; Margrett L., wife age 43; Joseph V., son age 23; Thomas H. W. son age 15; Gennettie [Jannett] dau age 12, Susannah B. dau age 8; Effie dau age 5 months. All born in KY as were Samuel & Margaret's parents.

Also on p.396C, District 215, Simpson Co is Henry C. Lawler, age 39 with wife Angeline L., age 36, several children, Henry's brother Samuel F. Lawler age 55, and a aunt Jane Haden age 66, who can only be the Jane living with Samuel H. Haden in 1870. I cannot figure out these relationships.
There was also Sarah A. Haden, niece age 29, living in the household of Robert M. Stuart, age 43 and Mary E. Stuart, age 30, and two small daughters. This was on p.396D. Sarah A. Haden was seemingly more of an age to be a sister, not a niece.

1880 Census, Allen Twp, McLean Co, Illinois. p.26d
Eugene Haden [son of Robert H.] age 30 b. in KY, Father b. KY, Mother b. LA; wife Catherine age 27, b. PA as were here parents; Walter C., son age 1, b. KY

This is Garretsburg which is Enumeration District 16 in 1880, Christian Co KY. Page 299, the first page of this district. The enumerator was G. M. Quarles and he listed himself and his family first.
Next as Dwelling & family #2 is:
L. G. Hayden, age 33, farmer, born LA, father b. KY, mother b. LA, married
M. H., age 30, wife, "house keeping", b. KY as were both her parents, married
Dwelling & family #3
R. H. Hayden, age 64, farmer, b. KY, Married
M. C. House, age 30, Daughter, b. KY father b. KY, mother b. LA, Widowed
M. H. wife, House keeping, Ohio, parents born PA, Married
R. F., age 22, Dau, KY, KY, LA
J. R., 20, Son, Farm Labor, KY, KY, LA; attended school during the year
J. B., 18, Dau, KY, KY, LA; attended school
R. H., 16, son, Farm Labor; KY, KY, LA attended school
W. W. Kincheloe, 9, StepSon, Works on Farm, KY, KY, OH; attended school
A. B. Haden, 1 dau; KY, KY, OH
C. Southall, Black, Female , age looks more like 48 to me, Servant, can't read or write, b. KY as were both her parents.

After several years of trying to find out what happened to Samuel H. Haden after the early years in Logan Co, I finally made contact with Mark Hayden <> who is descended from Samuel. He in turn found other descendants. The children of Samuel, birth dates, etc. and those of his son Robert H. have been handed down from Robert's daughter Frances Rebecca. A typed manuscript was found in a roll of papers behind her desk after Frances Rebecca died 25 Aug 1945 at the age of 88. The exact dates would indicate that perhaps at some time there was a Bible. Certainly these children fit into the early census data and the similarity of names would seem to add weight to the accuracy of these children and Samuel H. of Logan Co being the same as Samuel H. of Simpson Co.



Mary "Polly" HADEN62,64 was born about 1800 in Kentucky.3,62 She died in 1867 at the age of 67 in St. Louis County, Missouri.

The censuses in Missouri seem to indicate that Mary was the youngest child of William & Ann Johnson Haden. Traditionally she is placed as next to the youngest, perhaps because her marriage took place about 10 months before her sister Nancy's marriage. She could have been the youngest child.

In the division of the Negroes of William Haden, John Wilson and wife Polly declined to claim part, but not waiving their rights to further division of property. (The land was not divided at this time, nor did I find the actual record of that - many of the court records are too faded to read) This list of children of John and Polly from email seemed doubtful - but finding the family from 1850 indicates this is the same family. Came from the HAYDEN-L Mail List 6 Mar 1997 from <> who did not respond to my inquiry.

Logan Co Deed Book L, p.244f 5 Jan 1822 [Actually 1821]. The heirs of Wm Haden decd, settled with Samuel who had land laid off by his father & surveyed, but title had not been made. Samuel had also received personal property and Negroes. He gives up further claims to the estate & pays the heirs $500 for all property and the 271 acres of land adjoining William Haden Jr & Clark's Military Survey on the Black Lick fork of the Gasper River. Signees are: James Haden, Thomas Procter for himself and as guardian of the children of his former wife Sally Haden decd, William Whitsitt for himself and as guardian of the children of his late wife Milly Haden dec'd, William Haden, Lowry Bishop as guardian of Benjamin R. Haden, son of Benjamin Haden, dec'd, Joseph Haden, Joseph Haden as guardian for John & William sons of John Haden decd, William Porter, Nancy J. Porter, John Wilson, Polly Wilson, Sally Haden, guardian for Sally Haden her daughter. Nancy J. Porter & Polly Wilson relinquished their Dower rights in Butler Co on Jan 30. [Although this deed was dated 1822, the Dower release was 1821, which I believe is the correct year based on other events.] Acknowledged by Spencer Curd, Logan Co clerk on 3 Mar 1823.
NOTE: Both the Porters and Wilsons lived in Butler Co in January of 1821.

Mary Wilson was counted twice in St. Louis Co MO in 1850.
The next door neighbor is Francis Carman on one of these; he's Francis Karman on the other. I would guess the two families lived down a common road and the enumerator for one of the districts did indeed become confused. It's also obvious that the two enumerators questioned two different people!

82nd Dist, St. Louis Co MO, p.530, Household 1922
Mary Wilson, age 51 [I think ....hard to read.], b. KY [Oh goody, just where we wanted her!]
Then all the "children" are listed as born in KY, too, which wasn't the case at all. No relationships are given until 1880 but I guess all of us make a lot of assumptions.
Nancy age 29, Agnes E. age 23, Sally age 21, Mariah J. age 18, Polly age 14.
Then there's Albert M. age 5, marked with dittos as a female and I think it says he was born in Ireland, but then that's marked over and "Mo. written in". He doesn't have a different surname. But following Albert is John Collins age 21, a Laborer, definitely b. Ireland.

Manchester/Bonhomme Township, St. Louis Co MO, p.357, Household 1176
Mary Wilson, age 49, b. KY
Benjm, age 31, Carpenter, b. KY
Isabella, age 31, b. KY
Anna E. age 7, John 5, Arabella 4, Elvira 3 - all b. MO
[obviously Benjamin & family are living with Mary - perhaps in a separate house on the place since they weren't counted by the other enumerator]
Nancy age 28, b. MO as are all the rest of the children
Acurtes, age 27 [probably Lycurges]
Leonidas age 25 [wonder where the boys were when the other enumerator was there ....or did this enumerator have Mary list ALL her children whether or not they were living at home? see next...]
Agnes, age 22
Sarah, age 19
Jane age 16
and Mary age 13.

The above enumerations are so strange, I spent some time on them. The one that seems accurate - with the right children living at home - was taken by Cornelius Vanausdal on Oct 16th . The other with names of grown children who also appear in other places with their own families, was taken by F. Pollitz and the date is earlier, Sept 2nd. It is likely Mary lived close to the dividing line between enumerator's districts. There could also be more that we don't know about the dates on the census sheets - many of the enumerators took notes on paper, then later recopied their notes onto the official sheets. I'm sure in some cases the date on the official sheet did not match the date they were actually there. And surely they just made errors. In 1850 when F. Pollitz counted Manchester/Bonhomme Twp, only three pages after Polly's listing on Sept 2nd, the date appears to be Nov. 3rd. - a bit odd. And he's the one that got all the children and omitted the five-year-old Albert and the Irish boarder. Then Polly's other counting has the date of Oct 16th and a District number, not a township ...all quite strange. And this enumerator, Cornelius Vanausdal has consecutive dates if you go backwards and forwards - much more sensible - he seemed to be working carefully through the neighborhood day by day. It's interesting, too, that the two entries don't agree on where the children were born - seems the inefficient Pollitz may have made the most errors - somehow I doubt that he was even at Polly's on Sept 2nd.... Or if he was, he didn't know what exactly he was doing....
I think Mr. Pollitz was not a very good enumerator and made errors. [just maybe he didn't speak very good English?] I checked the Carman/Karman family, too, on both entries, since they were on both. Pollitz had a different spelling for Carman [the "K" would be German], had his age different, had the much younger wife born in a different place [same place as her husband - NJ - but the other entry had her born in NC]

Just for fun, I went looking for F. Pollitz in the census in St. Louis. In St. Louis Ward 3, I found Frederick Politz, age 35, a clerk, born in Germany. Henrietta, age 28, born in Germany. Johanna Ficke, age 21, b. Germany. Frederick Politz, age 5, b. MO. Hermann Politz, age 1, b. MO.

I also found Cornelius Vanausdal. He lived in District 82 - the same district where he counted. Polly was in household 1922. Cornelius was a boarder in household 772. He was age 57, an Asst. U.S. Marshal, born in Virginia. He was possibly a widower because living in the same household was also Eliza J. Vanausdal, age 4 and born in MO. And living in the house listed just before was Cornelius J. Vanausdal, age 7, b. MO. Both these households are made up of various persons. These children are so much younger than Cornelius I would suspect they are grandchildren - perhaps one of the females is a remarried daughter-in-law and these children were born of a deceased son. Listed between Cornelius and Eliza was Margaret A. Keal, age 25, b. KY. Who knows. But I would think he might do better as an enumerator, given his "credentials". I believe his count is the more correct and the married sons were at home with their families.

I also found in 1850 in Bonhomme Township, St. Louis Co, p.369, Household 1355. This may also be Leonidas, counted twice, based on information from 1880 - see his notes.
Lee Wilson, age 25, Farmer, b. KY
Dorothea age 27, b. MO
John age 3, Agnes E. age 1 - both born in MO
living with the family is Wesley Price age 65, born in Maryland [probably Veazy Price, father of Dorothy]

Lycurgus is also listed at home with his family in Ohio Co, KY, 1850.
District 1, Hh 275
Lycurgus Wilson, age 28, carpenter, b. KY. Mary, age 22. John, age 1.

and Benjamin was at his home as well
1850 Census. 24th Dist, Lafayette Co, MO, Hh 135
Benjamin H. Wilson, age 31, carpenter, b. KY [his brother Lycurgus was also a carpenter]
Isabella, age 31, b. KY
Ann E. 9, John S. 7, Elvira H. 4, Arabella 2, all b. MO
John McGinnis, 23, laborer, b. MO

1854. Deed #3, Book 155, p.270 [sent from a researcher & descendant]
West Half of the NE Quarter of Section 31, Twp 44, Range 5, East. Polly, Leonida and Lycurgus purchased this tract [prob about 80 acres] from Benjamin H. & Isabella Haden.

1860 Census. Manchester/Bonhomme Twp. Fenton is the P.O.
Hh 124
Mary "Willson", age 57, b. KY.
Nancy, 37, b. KY
Agnes E. age 27, b. KY
Ann E., age 19, b. MO [this would seem to be the daughter called Polly in 1850, but I can't explain the name change nor the age.... most of the ages are off; math may not have been the strong suit of whoever may have given the info to the enumerator. I did find a marriage record for a Mary Wilson in 1859 so she was likely already married. There was a granddaughter, daughter of Benjamin but of this age and perhaps named Ann Eliza, but she was counted in her father's household in Lafayette Co.]
Albert McCane/McCune, age 14, b. MO [Obviously the young boy from 1850]



Nancy J. HADEN40,62,65,66 was born in 1798 in Kentucky.65 She died on 12 March 1884 at the age of 86 in Ohio County, Kentucky.67,68

Logan Co DB Q, p.242 3 Aug 1829 Heirs of William Haden dec'd to Nancy Porter formerly Nancy Haden who married William Porter. Lot #3 in the division. Begin on North bank of Gasper River corner to lot #1, line of Lot #2, corner to Lot #4, down the river with its meanders. 100 Acres. Rec. 12 Aug 1829.

Logan Co DB Q, p.245 26 Apr 1830 William Porter & Nancy his wife sold the 100 acres she inherited from her father's estate to Thomas Blakey for $400. Rec. 3 May 1830

1840, Ohio Co KY; p.126 Nancy J. "Poter"
1m 5-10 [Martin], 1m 10-15 [Egbert], 1m 20-30 [William H.]; 1f 10-15 [Sallie], 1f 15-20 [Permelia], 1f 40-50 [Nancy age 42]

Found Nancy Porter in Ohio Co KY in 1850 Census. Egbert and Martin still at home. Son William Porter living next door.
Census indexes reveal her to have likely moved to Ohio Co before 1840. Her brother-in-law Oliver C. Porter had lived there for sometime.

1860 Census. Cromwell District, Ohio Co KY
p.686, Dwelling 695; next door to son Martin. Nancy Porter, age 61, Widow & Farmer

1870 Census. Cromwell, Ohio Co KY
p.410b; Dwelling 106, Nancy J. age 72, living with son Martin.

1880 Census. Cromwell, Ohio Co KY Nancy living with her daugher, Sons William and Egbert, and widowed daughter in law, Sarah Porter [Martin's widow], also lived nearby.
Permelia S. Taylor, age 53, b. KY
Hanibal A., son age 23, Farm hand
Wm Byron, son, age 20, Farm hand
Nancy J. Porter, mother, age 82, b. KY, parents b. VA
Mordeth L. M. Porter, cousin age 9

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