Monday, August 15, 2005

The Milton Hadley Home ~ Photograph above taken from
(1903 Centennial Atlas of Warren Co., Ohio, p. 24)

Above: Milton Hadley Home: Photograph of house taken in 1982.
Below: Milton Hadley Home Today

Below: Aunt Lucy & Uncle Milton Hadley
(Original photograph~Harveysburg Historical Society)

The Milton Hadley Home
Cross & South Streets
Harveysburg, Ohio

Information is taken from
Beer's 1882 History of Warren County, Ohio, p. 1002
MILTON HADLEY: farmer; P. O. Harveysburg; born in Clinton County, Ohio, Feb. 19th, 1833; is a son of Jonathan T. and Rebecca (Harvey) Hadley, natives of North Carolina. The grandparents, Simon and Elizabeth Hadley, were probably natives of North Carolina, but emigrated to Indiana, where they lived and died. Jonathan T. Hadley was born March 14th, 1793 and grew to manhood in his native State, and about the spring of 1814 emigrated to Ohio, and located in Clinton County. In 1815, he was married to Rebecca Harvey, by whom he had nine children; six now survive:
  1. Lydia D.
  2. Samuel L.
  3. Simon
  4. Deborah L.
  5. Milton (our subject)
  6. Harlan H.

Mr. (Jonathan) Hadley followed the honest occupation of a farmer through life. When he came from North Carolina to Ohio he rode through on horseback, and after he married, located right in the woods, erected a cabin, and started out in life a poor pioneer, determined to make a farm and a home. He was a man of industry and great energy, and his efforts were crowned with success becoming possessed of a good competency. He furnished each of his children with 130 acres of land, and had a good sufficiency reserved for himself. Mr Hadley was a very retired, unassuming man, never holding or seeking office, but one of those firm, substantial men, prompt and exact in all his dealings, constituting one of the best of citizens in his community.

He (Jonathan) died in October 1878 in his 86th year; his wife (Rebecca Harvey Hadley) died in July 1876, aged 81 years.

Our subject (Milton Hadley) was raised to manhood in Clinton County; was married September 21, 1854, to Lucy M.,, daughter of John L. and Susan Smoot, natives of Virginia, but who emigrated to Perry Co., Ohio, thence to Warren County, and thence to Illinois, where they died. They were parents of seven children, who grew to maturity; three now survive:

  1. Sarah A., now Mrs Grimes
  2. Lucy M., now Mrs. Hadley
  3. Nancy Jane, now Mrs. Gause.

Lucy M. (Hadley) was born in Virginia Aug. 21st, 1832. Mr. Hadley and wife have two children:

  1. Isaac H., born Aug. 21st, 1855, and (m. Martha Nedry)
  2. Otis (Milton), born May 27th, 1868 (m. Florence Stump), see photo below.
  3. (They also raised an orphan as their own, Laura A. Carroll from the age of three who married Charles W. Shidaker [1903 Centennial Atlas of Warren Co., Ohio, p. 24]).

Mr. (Milton) Hadley resided in Clinton Co. till October 1858, when he bought a farm on Flat Rock Creek, in Warren County, where he resided till 1873, when be bought and located where he now lives and since resided, and where he has a fine farm with good improvements, constituting a pleasant home and residence. Mr. Hadley has been Trustee and Treasurer of his township. The general character of his father (Jonathan T. Hadley), as given above, is well represented in his son, and could the country be filled with such men, we should have much better officers, neighbors and citizens.

According to the 1900 Federal Census, Milton and Lucy were living in Harveysburg (1900 Federal Census; Census Place: Massie, Warren, Ohio; Roll: T623 1330; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 144. Milton Hadley died on January 6th, 1912 in Lookeba, Oklahoma in the home of his son Isaac H. Hadley. Lucy died in Harveysburg, Ohio six years earlier. They also had their farm residence in Massie Township (1903 Centennial Atlas of Warren Co., Ohio, p. 24):

Lucy and Milton are both buried in Springfield Monthly Meeting's graveyard, Clinton County, Ohio (Cemetery Records of Clinton Co., Ohio, 1798-1999, compiled by the Clinton Co. Genealogy Society, 2000, P. 472):

Milton Hadley, d. Lookeba, Oklahoma, b. 2-13-1833 Clarksville, Ohio, d. 6-12-1912, Bur. Sec. 6, Lot 1 & 3, wife Lucy M. Hadley.

Lucy M. Hadley, d. Harveysburg, Ohio, b. 8-2-1832, d. 12-15-1906, Bur. Sec 6, Lot 1, nee Smoot, husband Milton Hadley (m. 9-21-1854).

Milton Hadley's mother, Rebecca Harvey Hadley (1795-1876) was the daughter of Isaac and Lydia Dicks Harvey and the sister of William Harvey who platted Harveysburg in 1829.

Milton and Lucy were members of Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends on Todds Fork in Clinton County, Ohio. They moved their membership to Miami Monthly Meeting of Friends on 1874.1.17 (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. V, pp. 63 & 568). This happened when the family moved to a farm near Harveysburg. They probably attended Harveysburg Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) located in Harveysburg.

Otis and Florence Hadley,
Christmas 1933
They lived on their farm near Oregonia, Ohio


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