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Patience Hadley (Brown)

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: West Nottingham Friends Meeting, Rising Sun, Cecil County, Province of Maryland
Death: May 23, 1783 (70)
Cane Creek Friends Meeting, Snow Camp, Orange County (present Alamance County), North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Alamance County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jeremiah Brown and Mary Browne
Wife of Joshua L. Hadley and Joshua Hadley
Mother of Hannah Johnson; Jeremiah Hadley, Sr.; Simon Hadley; Mary Piggott; Joshua L. Hadley and 5 others
Sister of Jeremiah Brown; Joshua Brown; Isaac Brown and Stephen Brown
Half sister of Mary Reynolds

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About Patience Hadley

From "Martha's Extended Family" family tree page on Patience Brown

Patience Brown[1],[2],[3]

F, b. 25 July 1712, d. 23 May 1783

Father* Jeremiah Brown b. c 1687, d. 7 May 1767

Mother* Mary Royal d. s 1745

Birth* Patience was born on 25 July 1712 in Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania.[2],[4] She was the daughter of Jeremiah Brown and Mary Royal.

Marriage* She married Joshua Hadley in 1735 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.[5],[2],[4]


(named) Will Patience Brown was named in the will of .[6[


Marriage* She married (?) Baker in 1781 in North Carolina.[7]


Death* Patience died on 23 May 1783 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina, at age 70.[2],[4]


Burial* She was buried in May 1783 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.[2],[4]

Family 1 Joshua Hadley b. 6 Mar 1703, d. c Oct 1760

Marriage* She married Joshua Hadley in 1735 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.[5],[2],[4]


◦Simon Hadley+ b. 5 Mar 1737, d. 24 Mar 1803

◦Mary Hadley+ b. 31 Mar 1739, d. 31 Oct 1810

◦Jeremiah Hadley+ b. 7 Mar 1741, d. 3 Nov 1786

◦Joshua Hadley+ b. 23 Jul 1743, d. 8 Apr 1815

◦Joseph Hadley+ b. 5 Sep 1745

◦Deborah Hadley b. 29 Feb 1748

◦Hannah Hadley+ b. 26 Apr 1750

◦Catherine Hadley+ b. 24 Sep 1752, d. 8 Nov 1819

◦Lydia Hadley+ b. 24 Nov 1756, d. 1 Feb 1837

Family 2 (?) Baker

Marriage* She married (?) Baker in 1781 in North Carolina.[7]


1.[S185] James E. Bellarts, The Quaker Yeoman, A Quarterly Newsletter of Quaker and Related Genealogy, Volume 1, Number 2, July 1974.

2.[S196] Lyle H. Hadley, Martha G. Cline.

3.[S177] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, p. 353, 796.

4.[S177] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy.

5.[S185] James E. Bellarts, The Quaker Yeoman, A Quarterly Newsletter of Quaker and Related Genealogy.

6.[S3992] North Carolina Abstract of Wills, c. 1760-1800.

7.[S177] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, p. 796.


From Bryan Scott Godfrey on her parents' home (considered within Chester County, PA, until the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed and established the boundary between the two colonies in 1767):

"National Register Information System", registered Nov 2, 1987, Marker # 653 - Brown, Jeremiah, House and Mill Site (see picture & info at website: ) , 1416 Telegraph Rd., Rising Sun, Cecil Co., MD, at the Plumpton Park Zoo grounds; Inventory No.: CE-202; CE-203;

Description: The Jeremiah Brown House consists of two distinct halves: a two-story, three-bay, gable-roofed stone structure built in 1757 by Jeremiah Brown, Sr.; and a two-story, two-bay gable-roofed frame house built in 1904 by John Clayton on the site of the original 1702 log wing. Several stones on the north facade are carved with the initials of local citizens and probable assistants of Jeremiah Brown, Sr. in the construction of his house, including that of the probable stonemason, Morris Reese. The north facade of the stone portion features 12/12 sash windows in the eastern bays and a door with a transom in the west bay. Beneath the windows are cellar windows with segmental brick arches. The second floor windows are replacement 1/1 sash. The first and second stories were originally separated by a pent roof, whose supporting joist sockets are still visible. The east gable end holds two small square attic windows flanking the interior brick chimney. The south facade holds replacement 1/1 sash windows on the second floor, and a single window in the east bay. The two western bays are covered by an enclosed frame porch. Some of the interior woodwork, particularly the staircase, dates from 1757. The rest of the woodwork dates from the Federal period when the fireplaces on the east wall were rebuilt. A two-story, two-bay frame west wing was built in 1904 with materials salvaged from the original 1702 log house built on this site. To the west of the house is a small 19th century bank barn.

Approximately 1000 feet southeast of the house are the stone foundations of the 1734 Brown Water Corn and Gristmill. A reconstruction of the original mill has been built on top of these foundations. Portions of the original mill race remain. Due north of the mill are the foundations of an 18th century saw mill.

Significance: The Jeremiah Brown House is architecturally significant as a firmly dated, unrestored survivor of the distinctive Pennsylvania Quaker building tradition brought to Maryland in the Colonial period. The remains of pent roofs and a second-story door are two distinctive features of this tradition.

The most unusual feature, however, is the set of local initials carved into the stonework of the 1757 half of the house; very few buildings in Cecil County offer as much insight into the building process. The house also contains a wealth of original woodwork as well as woodwork from the Federal period.

Historically, the house is important as having been built by one of the original settlers of the Nottingham Lots laid out in 1701 by William Penn. Jeremiah Brown was also responsible for the important 18th century mills, foundations of which are still on the property. Together with the Jeremiah Brown House, they comprise a significant commercial complex from the Colonial era.

DIRECT LINE OF: Erla Butler Adams; Marcia Allenby; David Gorton; Don Har vey, Columbus IN; Barbara Ann ____; Patricia Pickens; Eugene Hadley Alexa nder, Frankfort IN; Paul Anderson (husb of Virginia Anderson); Dorothy Wo odruff; Jackie Bohan, El Cajon, CA; Bill Walsh; Robert Brown, Carmel, IN ; Tom Gray; Helen Whitehill Lent; Bill Rust; Tom Townsend; Bill Hadley, E scondido, CA; Tom Rosenberger; Donald Grossman; Richard L. Oakes; Norm a Standard; Betty Honeycutt; Ann Williams; Ruth Shy Wilson ;

UPDATE: 1998-09-14 !MARRIAGE-CHILD: Robert Goodpasture to Hadley Society; ; letter dated 3 A pr 1984 has corrections and additions re: various family members; ; cop y in possession of Hadley Society; SOURCE: Hinshaw, Vol I, pp. 353, 436 , 447; FILE: Enc #I-04-0028.001. CHILD: named in this record is Catherine.

UPDATE: 1995-11-12 !BURIAL: Judy Tooman to Terry McLean; Source = Cane Creek MM, Hinshaw.

!1. B & D date, places from Betty Harvey, her source unknown to me KC d date 23 5m 1783 p place Hinshaw, Vol I, sub by Cheska Wheatley 2. b place/date, d pl ace/date. marr date/place Sources: Notes on the Quaker Hadley Family by Chalmers Hadley - 1916 A Hadley Genalogy (Vol I) edited by Curtis Healton - 1974 "Ancestor y of Simon Hadley the Immigrant & some of his descendants. Encyc of Amer Quaker Gen, Vol I, Cane Creek MM, Orange Co. NC, Hinsha w Quaker Marriage Certificates, New Garden MM, Chester Co., Pa, 1704-17 99, by Gwen Bjorkman . all submitted to me by Linda Roholt.

3. b & d date, marr from: "A Hadley Genealogy" Vol I, pub by the Hadle y Genealogical Soc. of So. Calif.; 1974, page 21 Quaker b date 5m 25 171 2 Her father was the son of James and Honour (Clayton) Brown who settle d in 1701 on a tract of land called Nottingham on Octoraro Creek in the w estern part of Chester Co. Pa. Her mother was born in Scotland. When tw elve or fourteen yrs of age her mother, with many others, was forably tak en, carried on board a ship, and taken to PA. There she was sold as a se rvant to Caleb Pusey and served her time out. When free, she married Wil liam Coles and settled in Nottingham. As a widow, she married 2nd mo, 17 11, Jeremiah Brown. Note: Harlan V. Hadley, in his "The Hadleys of Hendricks County, Indian a", 1962, traces the ancestory of Patience Brown, w of Joshua, back to Ch arlemagne, 768-814, and beyond. Others have traced her ancestors bvack t o John De Lacie, 1192, d 22 jul 1240, a s of Roger de Lacie, 7th Baron o f Halton Castle, Hereditary Constable of Chester, and MAGAN CHARTA SURETY .

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Patience Hadley's Timeline

July 25, 1712
Rising Sun, Cecil County, Province of Maryland
March 5, 1736
Age 23
Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
March 30, 1739
Age 26
Millcreek Hundred, New Castle County, Lower Counties of the Delaware
May 7, 1741
Age 28
Millcreek Hundred, New Castle County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
May 23, 1743
Age 30
New Castle, New Castle County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
December 5, 1745
Age 33
Millcreek Hundred, New Castle, DE
December 29, 1747
Age 35
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
February 26, 1749
Age 36
New Castle, Chester, PA
February 26, 1749
Age 36
VA, United States