Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameSimon Hadley
Birth7 Nov 1794, Chatham Co NC
Death10 Dec 1869, Morgan Co IN Age: 75
FatherIsaac Hadley (1771-1856)
MotherRuth Marshall (1770-1839)
Spouses
Birth1799, NC
Notes for Simon Hadley
From: <Jetoo@aol.com> 
Subject: Simon & Simon B.HADLEY, Morgan Co., IN 
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 19:10:29 EDT
Hi: I've noticed confusing information on a couple of sites regarding Simon
HADLEY and Simon B. HADLEY of Morgan Co., IN. I don't know anything about
Simon B. Hadley but do know something about Simon Hadley. Perhaps the
following will clarify the matter.

Simon HADLEY was the son of Isaac HADLEY (1771-1856) and Ruth MARSHALL. He
was b Chatham Co., NC, 7 Nov 1794; d Morgan Co., IN, Jan 1869, bur Bethesda
Cem., Morgan Co. He married Alce WALKER by bond in Guilford Co., NC, 15 Jun
1819. She was born in NC, 29 or 30 Apr 1799; d Morgan Co., IN, 26 Jul 1870,
bur Bethesda Cem., Morgan Co. They were in Orange Co., IN, by 1821, and to
Morgan Co., by 1826.

Their children were:
1) Madison L. Hadley, b Orange Co., IN, 1 Jan 1821; d Hamilton Co., IN, 10
Jul 1894; md 2 Feb 1843, Margaret Ann EDWARDS.

2) Laura Ann Hadley, b Orange Co., IN, 14 Feb 1823; d Morgan Co., IN, 12 Mar
1892; md 26 Oct 1845, Eli PLUNKETT.

3) Zerma/Zerviah Hadley, b IN, 2 Feb 1825; d IN, 17 Sep 1866; md 23 Oct
1845, Daniel SHOFFNER.

4) Elizabeth Hadley, b Morgan Co., IN, 29 Nov 1826; d Morgan Co., IN, 28 May
1891; md #1) Robert ROWAN and #2) John PHILLIPS.

5) Isaac Riley Hadley, b Morgan Co., IN, 21 Oct 1829; d Cainsville, Harrison
Co., MO, 22 Oct 1911, bur Oaklawn Cem., Mercer Co., MO; md 14 Nov 1847,
Elendor Catherine BAIN.

6) David Walker Hadley, b Morgan Co., IN, 16 Oct 1832; d Memphis, TN, (CW) 2
Jun 1863; md 6 Oct 1858, Angelina E. TANSEY. She md #2) Aaron B. WILHITE.

7) Joseph L. Hadley, b Morgan Co., IN, Apr 1834; d Mena, AR, 2 May 1921; md
15 Feb 1857, Mary J. FOGLEMAN.

8) Geretta Hadley, b Morgan Co., IN, 4 Aug 1838; d Cherryvale, KS, 3 May
1919; md 9 Mar 1862, Samuel D. FOGLEMAN.

The following Morgan Co. land records apply to Simon Hadley:

1) 7 Mar 1825, he purchased 80 acres from James HADLEY and wife Mary: W-1/2,
NW-1/4, Sect. 2, Twp. 13 North, Range 1 East. This was the "homestead" of
Simon and Alce, west of Mooresville, Brown Twp., until their deaths. (Deed
Record A, Pg. 141). The land was sold next to John A. Chambers, of Hendricks
Co., IN, 5 Jun 1872. (Deed Record 30, Pg. 496).

2) 12 Nov 1833, Simon entered 80.89 acres: E-1/2, SE-1/4, Sect. 8, Twp. 13
North, Range 1 East. In Deed Record M, Pgs. 363-364, this land was conveyed
as a gift by Simon & Alce Hadley "to our son, Madison L. Hadley", 1 Jan 1845.

3) On 12 Nov 1833, Simon entered 40.89 acres, NW-1/4, SW-1/4, Sec. 9, Twp 13
North, Range 1 East.

4) 21 Sep 1835, Simon entered 80.89 acres: W-1/2, SE-1/4, Sect. 9, Twp. 13
North, Range 1 East. On 25 Feb 1856, Simon & Alce conveyed this land to
David W. Hadley for $200. (Deed Record U, Pg. 147)

5) 30 Mar 1841, he purchased from John M. Poe, 80 acres: W-1/2, SW-1/4,
Sect. 9, Twp. 13 North, Range 1 East. (Deed Record J., Pg. 215) On 22 Apr
1861, Simon & Alce conveyed this land to Joseph L. Hadley for $600.

6) 6 Jan 1845, he purchased from John M. Poe, 80 acres, E-1/2, SW 1/4, Sect.
9, Twp 13 North, Range 1 East. (Deed Record K, Pg 346). On 4 Jun 1853,
Simon & Alce sold this land to Isaac R. Hadley for $300. (Deed Record S.,
Pg 71).

>From Probate Order Book, Morgan Co., IN, 1869-1872:
The estate of Simon Hadley was administered by Eli S. MOON who made a report
of final settlement 10 Jan 1871.

The record states in part..."said deceased left a widow Alice Hadley who is
dead and said deceased left eight original heirs and their children as
follows:
Zesah (sic) SHOFFNER deceased who left as heirs towit:
Melissa A., Lewis D. who are of age
and Martha M., William M., Sarah G., Ellen, Julia E., Laura A., Mahala
A. and
John A. who are minors and Ellis S. MOON their Guardian the same herein.
David W. HADLEY deceased who left as his heir a widow now Angelina WILHITE
and one child named Oliver P. HADLEY minor and mother his guardian.
And the following living children heirs
Madison L. HADLEY, Laura Ann PLUNKET, Elizabeth PHILIPS, Isaac R. HADLEY,
Joseh (sic) L. HADLEY, Geretta FOGLEMAN.

Which would give to each original one eight part thereof. To the heirs of
Zerma SHOFFNER there being 10 of them & of whom I am Guardian.....etc.

I am indebted to Eugene Alexander for sharing his research on our Hadley
family in IN. I know if his wife were not so very ill, he would jump in and
straighten out some of our problems much better than I have done.

Judy Tooman Colorado Springs, CO
Notes for Alce (Spouse 1)
The wife of Simon Hadley, son of Isaac hadley and Ruth Marshall, is Alce Walker. They are my gggrandparents buried in a graveyard of my family members. Alce was born 1799 in NC. This Simon was also kicked from the Quaker Church for marrying out of unity . I have the papers. Alce or Alsa is a big mystery that no one can solve ,as finding her parents. Although she named a son David Walker Hadley. Simon and Alce lived outside of Mooresville, IN. There daughter, Laura Ann Hadley was my GGgrandmother who married Eli Plunkett born in NC.944
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