Joshua L. Hadley

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Joshua L. Hadley

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: New Castle, New Castle County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
Death: Died in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Snow Camp, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Hadley and Patience Hadley
Husband of Ruth Hadley
Father of Sarah Piggot; Thomas Hadley; Joseph Hadley; Simon Hadley; Joshua Hadley and 9 others
Brother of Simon Hadley; Mary Piggott; Jeremiah Hadley; Joseph Hadley; Deborah Littler and 3 others
Half brother of John Hadley; Deborah Curle; Hannah Curle; Joseph Hadley; Joshua Hadley and 3 others

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About Joshua L. Hadley

DIRECT LINE OF: Erla Butler Adams; Marcia Allenby; Jackie Bohan, El Cajo n, CA; Robert Brown, Carmel, IN; Ruth Dunning; Jane Glascott; Donald Gro ssman; Bill Hadley, Escondido, CA; Witt Hadley; Don Harvey, Columbus IN ; Betty Honeycutt; Harold J. Howard; Helen Whitehill Lent; Susan Rubel ; Bill Walsh; Tom Rosenberger; Ann Williams; Ruth Shy Wilson; Ruth Shy W ilson;

Excerpts from AMERICAN FRIENDS 11 mo 21, 1912, provided to Hadley Societ y by Marcia Allenby, abt 1977. Records Joshua's date of death as '4th o f 8 mo, 1816, age 72 years 3mo 11days".

UPDATE: 1997-10-05 !PARENTS-BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE-CHILD: Jackie Bohan to Terry McLean, Apr 19 95; ; pedigree chart; ; ; FILE: II-32-06-0332.001

!SPOUSE-CHILD: Michael Woody to Bill Bishop, e-mail; ; summary of a few o f the WOODY lines in his family; ; copy of e-mail message in possession o f Terry McLean, Anaheim CA; FILE: II-05-0123.001 CHILD: named in this source is Ruth.

!1. B & D date, places from Betty Harvey, her source unknown to me KC 2 . Revolutionary War Service For Sundries furnished and Cash paid the Militia of North Carolina, Virgi nia, and South Carolina. Page 88 of Report No. 83, dated July 1783-book C , Page 103--from Account of United States with N.C, War of Revolution:.

  1. 3376 to Joshua Hadley
  2. 3373 -- 5-12-4.

State of N.C., Dept of Archives and History, Raleigh N>C> Place of residence during Revolution, Chatham Co., N.C.

3. married 2 to Lydia----, who d 14 7m 1801, Hinshaw Vol I sub by Chesk a Wheatley

4. b date 23 5m 1743, Hinshaw vol 1.

5. b place/date, d place/date. marr Sources: Notes on the Quaker Hadley F amily by Chalmers Hadley - 1916 A Hadley Genalogy (Vol I) edited by Curti s Healton - 1974 "Ancestory of Simon Hadley the Immigrant & some of his d escendants. Encyc of Amer Quaker Gen, Vol I, Cane Creek MM, Orange Co. NC , Hinshaw Quaker Marriage Certificates, New Garden MM, Chester Co., Pa, 1 704-1799, by Gwen Bjorkman . all submitted to me by Linda Roholt

6. b date, marr from: "A Hadley Genealogy" Vol I, pub by the Hadley Genea logical Soc. of So. Calif.; 1974, page 23 & 26 & 31 7. b & date, marr, fr om "A Hadley Genealogy" Vol II, Pub by The Hadley Genealogical Soc. of So . Calif. Pub 1974, page 1

"Joshua inherited 186 acres, called the Long Bottom, and 50 acres, calle d the Pound Bottom, by will of his father, probated in 1760. Both tract s were located on the south side of the James River in Augusta (now in Bo tetourt) Co. VA. In July 1764 he sold the 186 acres to John McClure fo r 46 pounds, and during the same month sold the 50 acres to Malcome Alle n for 15 pounds.

Joshua's home was located in Chatham Co. NC, near the village of Snow C amp. In 1920, the place was owned by Alvis M. Hadley (7-1449), a direct d escendant of Joseph Hadley, younger brother of Joshua. At that time onl y the foundation walls of the home remained.

Joshua was a Quaker, and he and his family were members of the Cane Cre ek MM until Spring MM was est in 1793 at which time they became members o f the latter mtg. The Cane Creek MH was located nr Snow Camp, and the Spr ing MH was erected about six mi to the east on land donated by Thomas an d Ruth Lindley, parents of Joshua's wife, Ruth.

While Joshua remained a Quaker, he has been recognized as one of the Pa triots of the American Revolution, having rendered material aid to the Am erican forces during the war. In the Department of Archives, NC, and "His tory of Raleigh, NC", may be found: Accounts of United States with Nort h Carolina, War of Revolution. On p 88 of Report #83, dated July 1783, a nd Book C, p 103, is the following: "For sundries furnished and cash pai d the Militia of North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina *** #3376 t o Joshua Hadley #3373 5-12-4." This entry qualifies descendants for memb ership in the D.A.R. or S.A.R. Further, Joshua is listed on p 292 of th e DAR Patriot Index, published by the National Society of the Daughters o f the American Revolution in 1966.

Nine of Joshua's seventeen children, and/or their families, migrated f r NC to states in the midwest. Thomas, Simon, and the wife and children o f Jonathan moved to Morgan Co. IN; Jeremiah and Joshua went to Hendrick s Co. IN; William and John moved to Clinton Co. OH; Mary went to Warren C o. OH, and Joseph moved with his family to Keokuk Co. IA.

Joshua's Will, probated in 1815 in Chatham Co. NC, read: "To all Christian people whence these presents may come - Greetings. Wh ereras, I, Joshua Hadley, of the county of Chatham, and the state of Nort h Carolina calling to mind the uncertainty of life, and the certainty o f death, do this 8th day of the 2nd month, 1813, publish this my last wil l in manner and for as viz- In the first place, it is my will, and I order, that my body be decent ly buried, and secondly, that all my just debts be paid, and it is my wil l and I bequeath unto my beloved wife, Jane Hadley, one horse or mare, t o be her choice, and saddle and bridle, and bed and furniture, one cow an d two sheep - all to be her choice. Also I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Jane, one certain tract o f land being in Deep River, Randolph County, containing 50 acres, with al l the implements of the mill, all of which I give unto her and her heir s and assigns forever. All my right, title and claim and demand what-so- ever, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Jane Hadley, $300.00 in c ash. Also it is my will and fortune that my beloved wife shall have the who le property of my home place, during her natural life or while she remain s my widow, and it is my will than when either should happen that then th e whole place should descend to my son, Joseph, by his paying the sum o f $400.00, on which condition I give the bequest unto him and his heirs a nd assigns forever. And it is my will and I order that my children that I mention here-in a fter shall have the sum of $1.00 each, that is to say, Jeremiah Piggott a nd Sarah, Thomas Hadley, Simon Hadley, William Hadley, John Hadley, Natha niel Edwards and Mary, Jonathan Hadley, Jacob Hadley, Joseph Hadley, Jere miah Hadley, and it is my will and I order that Hugh Woody shall have on e dollar, and it is my will and I order that Hugh Woody's children shal l have the sum of thirty dollars each, that is to say, James, Robert, Tho mas and Elizabeth. And it is my will and I order that my two daughters, Catherine Dickso n and Patience Piggot, and their husbands, shall have two hundred dollar s - each family, that is to say - two hundred dollars to Jesse Dickson an d Catherine, and two hundred dollars to Benjamin Piggot and Patience. And lastly, I consititute and appoint my beloved sons, Thomas and Simo n, to be my executors to this my last will and testament, and for their s ervice therein I allow them fifty dollars each. An the rest of my childr en whose names are before mentioned, that is to say, Thomas, Simon, Willi am, John, Nathaniel Edwards and Mary, Jeremiah, Jonathan, Jacob, Joshua a nd Joseph, shall have an equally division of the remaining part of all m y estate after all debts and legacies are paid that are herein mentioned. Given forth the 8th day of the 2nd month, in the year of our Lord 1813 , and witness my hand and seal the day and year before mentioned. Joshua Hadley (Seal) Jane Hadley, wif e of Joshua, died 27 Jan 1833. Her will was probated in Feb 1833 in Chat ham Co.


By his father's will probated in 1760, Joshua inherited the 180 acr e Long Bottom and the 50 acre Pond Bottom on James River, Augusta Count y (now Botetourt), VA. However, he apparently spent all of his adult lif e in North Carolina. His home was situated in Alamance County near the v illage of Snow Camp. In July 1764, he sold the 186 acres to John McClur e for 46 pounds, and during the same month sold the 50 acres to Malcol m Allen.

Although Joshua remained a Quaker, it seems that he did not remain c ompletely non-partisan during the Revolution. In the Department of Archi ves, NC and History of Raleigh, NC can be found Accounts of United State s with North Carolina, War of Revolution; Page 88 of Report #83 dated Jul y 1783; Book C, Page 103:

"For sundreies furnished and cash paid the Militia of North Caroli ne, Virginia and South Caroline: to Joshua Hadley 5 -12-4." (Apparently 5 pounds, 12 shillings, 4 pence).

He is recognized as a Patriot of the American Revolution and thi s entry qualifies descendants for membership in D.A.R.

Joshua was a Quaker, and he and his family were members of the Can e Creek MM until Spring MM was established in 1793 at which time they bec ame members of that meeting. The Cane Creek meeting was located near Sno w Camp, and the Spring Meeting was erected about 6 miles to the east on l and donated by Joshua's in-laws, Thomas and Ruth Lindley.

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Joshua L. Hadley's Timeline

May 23, 1743
New Castle, New Castle County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
August 17, 1762
Age 19
Cane Creek,Orange County,North Carolina
December 10, 1763
Age 20
Orange County, Province of North Carolina
January 24, 1767
Age 23
December 23, 1770
Age 27
Snow Camp, Orange County, Province of North Carolina
October 17, 1773
Age 30
Chatham County, Province of North Carolina
October 15, 1775
Age 32
Chatham County, Province of North Carolina
October 16, 1777
Age 34
Chatham County, North Carolina, United States
October 24, 1785
Age 42
Chatham Co, NC