Wilson Hadaway (ca 1790-1813) & Ailey King (1794-1870)
Wilson Hadaway was born about 1790 in Halifax County, North Carolina, to Thomas Hadaway and Lavinia (Morris) Hadaway.1 He served in the military in the 1st Regiment (Harris’) Georgia Militia, War of 1812, from 26 August 1813 to 15 December 1813.2 He died on 15 December 1813 at the age of 23 in Bryant’s District of Wilkes County, Georgia.3 Wilson had a twin brother named Willis who died about 1794. Other siblings of Wilson were: Rebecca, married Thomas Heard; Levi, married first Sarah Garland, married second Isabel Lacy; Polly; and Amos Thomas, married Rodicy King.4 After Rodicy died, Amos married Rachel Wilson.5
The first record found of Wilson’s family in Wilkes County, Georgia, is a deed where his father, Thomas, witnessed a land transaction on 12 September 1797.6 Thomas, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, had moved his family from Halifax County, North Carolina, in 1797. In 1798 the family moved to Hancock [now Baldwin] county, two miles cast of Milledgeville. In 1807 he moved back to Wilkes (now Taliaferro) County not far from Crawfordville, and died there in 1812 [actually, 1813].7
Wilson Hadaway married Ailey King.8 Ailey was born in March 1794.9 She was the daughter of Richard King,10 a soldier of the Revolution, and his probable first wife, Rebecca Martin, who married in Wake County, North Carolina, 1781.11 Wilson and Ailey had one child, William, born 09 November 1813.12, 13
The compiled service records for Wilson and his brother, Levi, show they served in the War of 1812 as privates in Lt. John E. Little’s Company, under Lt. Col. Walton Harris, 1st Regiment Georgia Militia.14 Wilson’s record is transcribed below.
Title Card: Wilson Hadaway entered and ended his service as a private in 1 Regiment (Harris), Georgia Militia, War of 1812. Card 2: Wilson Hadaway appears on the Company Pay Roll for the period August 1813 to March 1814 (roll not dated). He was a private in Capt. John E. Little’s Company of Infantry, 1 Regiment Georgia Militia. He commenced service on August 26, 1813. His service expired December 15, 1813 – a period of 3 months and 20 days. His pay was $8 per month. He was paid $29.33. Remarks: Died Card 3: Wilson Hadaway appears on the Company Muster Roll for the period September 30, 1813 to March 3, 1814 (roll dated Milledgeville, March 3, 1814). His commencement of service was August 26, 1814 [error, should be 1813]. His service expiration date was December 15, 1813. Remarks: Deceased 15 December 1813. Card 4: Wilson Hadaway appears on the Company Muster Roll for the period August 26 to September 30, 1813 (roll not dated). His service entrance date was August 26, 1813. He was engaged 6 months. He was present.
One personal paper was included in the compiled service record and is transcribed below as written. This document was a Temporary Letter of Administration, granted 29 March 1814, to settle the estate of “Wilson Hadaway decd [deceased].”15 The Wilkes County Court of Ordinary appointed Thomas Head/Heard, as Administrator. Thomas was married to Wilson’s sister, Rebecca. His name appears in various records as Head and Heard.
Temporary Letter of Administration
Georgia, Wilkes County} By David Terrell clerk of the Court of Ordinary for said county. To Thomas Head [Heard] of said County Greeting: Whereas Wilson Haddaway, late of said County decd died intestate as it is said, and whereas it hath been represented to me that there is great danger of waste of the Effects of the deceased for want of a due administration being granted, to the end therefore that the goods, chattels and other effects of the said deceased may be secured and duly preserved to the use and behoof of the said Wilson Haddaway his legal representatives and others who have a right and interest therein I do therefore appoint and authorize you the said Thomas Heard, until due and legal letters of administration can be obtained to administer on collect and take care of all and singular the Effects of the decd whether it be in Goods or Chattels, Debts or Credits wheresoever the same shall be found in this state and to make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory thereof to be by you exhibited unto the Court of Ordinary at the next Court to be held in and for said County, and also to render unto the said Court a just and true account of your proceedings therein and last I do hereby constitute and appoint you the said Thomas Head, administrator of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said decd in the manner aforesaid and during the term aforesaid. Given under my hand and seal of the Court of Ordinary for said County at office this 29th day of March 1814. [sig] D. Terrell Clk
Wilson Hadaway was about 23 years old and recently married when he died. It is not known if he died of a wound incurred in battle, an accident, or an illness. Testimony offered in the Georgia Supreme Court case titled “Terry v Brown & Horkvan,” indicates Wilson died at his home in Bryant’s District of Wilkes County, Georgia. The witness giving testimony (John F. Hadaway) stated that Wilson’s widow (John’s grandmother, Ailey King Hadaway Huckaby) told the family that Wilson had only one opportunity to hold his infant son (William) and that was in the last few minutes before he died.16
Additional evidence that Wilson Hadaway was the father of William is found in the following document filed in Hall County, Georgia.17
Memoranda of James Huckaby
William Hadaway was born Novr 9th 1813. James Huckaby was married to the widow of Wilson Hadaway Deceased in the year 1821. In the year 1834, Wm Hadaway the only heir of Wilson Hadaway deceased, the said Wilson [William] received of James Huckaby goods and chattels to the amount of One horse bridle and saddle $100.00; One Bed-stead bed and clothing $25.00; 6 Chairs $4.00; One Cow $20.00; Hogs to make meat in the year 1834 $20.00; One fine Hog $5.00; One ¼ Rent 99 Bushels Wheat $19.00; To rent of Lands for Corn Crop for 1834 $40.00; To rent of Lands for Corn Crop for 1835 $40.00; To rent of Lands for Corn Crop for 1836 $40.00; [Total] $313.00
Signed in the presence of J. M. Chamblee James x Huckaby [signed by mark]
Entered here at the request of James Huckaby. J. B. N. Winburn, Ordinary
The goods and chattels given to William Hadaway in 1834 by his step-father, James Huckaby, probably occurred in conjunction with his 21st birthday and marriage to Nicey C. Crow on 13 November 1834, a few days after he became of age, and represented the estate he inherited from his father, Wilson.
The 1820 U.S. census for Wilkes County, Georgia, enumerates Ailey Hadaway and a male child under 10 years old.18 William, born 1813, would have been about 7. Ailey and her son lived between Amos Hadaway (Wilson’s brother) and Richard King (Amos’ father-in-law). This suggests that Ailey was the daughter of Richard King. Next to Amos Hadaway is Thomas Head [Heard], husband of Rebecca Hadaway [sister of Wilson], and brother-in-law to Ailey.
The third Georgia Land Lottery was held in 1820 to apportion recently acquired Indian lands. One of the winners was recorded as: “Haddaway, Wilson (orphs) of Wilkes County, Bryants District, Lot 5, District 7, Irwin County.”19 This 400-acre parcel is now in Worth County, due to county boundary changes. It isn’t clear how the land came to be in the possession of others; however, after the death of Wilson’s son, William, in 1899, the administrator of William’s estate (Thomas Terry) sued in Worth County in 1905 to assert ownership by the estate. The case was denied in Worth County and Terry appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court in 1913.20
Survey of Lot 5, District 7, Irwin County, Georgia, 181923
Ailey, under the name Auley Hadaway, also won land in the 1820 Georgia Land Lottery:23 Hall County, District 9, Lot 159. In this case, her residence was given as Moores District in Wilkes County. On 05 July 1821, Ailey married James Huckaby24 and by 1830 they were living in Hall County, Georgia,25 probably on the land she won in the lottery.
Ailey and James Huckaby continued to reside in Hall County until her death in March 1870, age 75.26 Children named in the family Bible and probably born to Ailey are: Elizabeth (born 24 May 1822); Little Berry (born 10 August 1824); Sarah (born 31 March 1826); Cesily (born 07 September 1828); Ailey (born 05 September 1830); James Turner (born 16 July 1832); John G. (born 02 January 1836); and Nancy Minervy (born 31 December 1839).27 Two other names with death dates and ages at death appear in the family Bible: J. B. Huckaby, wounded and died in May 1864, age 19 and W. H. Huckaby, wounded with his own gun on 26 May 1864, died 28 May, age 17, near Selma, Alabama, brought home for burial. It is unlikely these men were Ailey’s sons since she would have been over 50 years old when they were born (1845 and 1847). Images of the Bible pages can be seen here: http://wp.me/P3fUj5-1D .
Wilson Hadaway and Ailey King had the following child:
+2 i. William Hadaway, born 09 Nov 1813, Bryant’s District, Wilkes County, Georgia; married Nicey C. Crow, 13 November 1834, probably Hall County, Georgia; married Malinda Wilson, 15 June 1843, Hall County, Georgia;28 died 11 January 1899, Cobb County, Georgia.
1. Amos Hadaway, author, Sketches and incidents in the life of Elder Amos Hadaway, of Flowery Branch, Georgia: together with sermons on the fallen angels, and the figure of Pharaoh’s horses, and a circular letter to the churches, copy held by the University of Georgia Libraries; transcribed copy accessed 3 March 2011, http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/zlgb/id:gb0461; (originally published in Gainesville, Georgia: Frank M. Pikrell, printer, 1882), 3.
2. Compiled service record, Wilson Hadaway, Pvt., Capt. John E. Little’s Company, 1st Regiment (Harris’) Georgia Militia, War of 1812; Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780s-1917, Record Group 94, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
4. Hadaway, Sketches and incidents in the life of Elder Amos Hadaway, of Flowery Branch, Georgia: . . ., 3, 4.
5. Hall County, Georgia, Marriage Book [not recorded]: 415, Amos Hadaway and Rachel Wilson, 1863; microfilm, Georgia Archives, Morrow.
6. Michal Martin Farmer, compiler, Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806 (Dallas: Farmer Genealogy Company, 1996), 508; citing Deed Book PP, p. 220, 12 September 1897, Noah Moncreef to Josiah Moncreef.
7. Hadaway, Sketches and incidents in the life of Elder Amos Hadaway, of Flowery Branch, Georgia: . . ., 5.
8. Hadaway, Sketches and incidents in the life of Elder Amos Hadaway, of Flowery Branch, Georgia: . . ., 3.
9. James Huckaby Family Bible Records, 1794-1920, The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, Stereotype Edition (New York: James Conner, 1829), unnumbered blank page or paper; privately held by James E. Hardwick, [address for private use], Vacaville, CA 95688-9223, 2013.
10. 1820 U.S. census, Wilkes County, Georgia, population schedule, no district, p.164, line 48, Ali Hadaway; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 March 2013); citing National Archives microfilm publication M33, roll 9. Ailey lived between Richard King and Amos Hadaway, brother of her husband, Wilson Hadaway. Amos was married to Rodicy King, daughter of Richard King.
11. Wake County, North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1770-1825, Index, no license number, Richard King and Rebecca Martin, 17 December 1781; Clerk of Court, Raleigh. Family History Library microfilm no. 418152, Wake County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1770-1825. Listing of groom, bride, date, bondsman.
12. Hadaway, Sketches and incidents in the life of Elder Amos Hadaway, of Flowery Branch, Georgia: . . ., 3.
13. James Huckaby, Family Bible Records, unnumbered blank page or paper.
14. Compiled service record, Wilson Hadaway, Pvt. And Levi Hadaway, Pvt., Capt. John E. Little’s Company, 1st Regiment (Harris’) Georgia Militia, War of 1812; Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780s-1917, Record Group 94, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
15. Wilkes County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary, Minutes 1799-1824, 1811-1817, p. 70, Temporary Letters of Administration to Thomas J. Heard, estate of Wilson Hadaway, deceased, 1814; Georgia Archives, Morrow; microfilm no. RHS 382-83, Drawer 44, Box 22. Note: follow-up review of all available probate, estate and administrator records for Wilikes County found nothing further.
16. Georgia, Supreme Court, Case Files, 1846-1917 RG-SG-S: 092-01-001, Box RCB-11153, Case File No. A-33787, Terry, Administrator v Brown et al, Bill of Exceptions, page 10, April 1913; Georgia Archives, Morrow.
17. Hall County, Georgia, Court of Ordinary, Miscellaneous Estate Records, Book J, 1872-1878, pg. 750, undated memorandum of James Huckaby, Georgia Archives, Morrow; microfilm no. RHS 5000 59885 pt. 23, Drawer 78, Box 71.
18. 1820 U.S. census, Wilkes Co., Ga., pop. sched., no district, p.164, line 48, Ali Hadaway.
19. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., compiler, The Third or 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia (Easley, S. C.: Southern Historical Press, 1986), 35.
20. Georgia, Supreme Court, Case Files, 1846-1917 RG-SG-S: 092-01-001, Box RCB-11153, Case File No. A-33787, Terry, Administrator v Brown et al, Bill of Exceptions, page 2, April 1913; Georgia Archives, Morrow.
21. Georgia Surveyor General, “Plats, Land Lottery, 1820, Districts 1-14, Irwin County, Georgia, Book HHH 1819-1821,” Districts 6-10, District 7, Lot 5, p. 85, Wilson Hadaway orphs [orphans]; Georgia Archives, Morrow; microfilm no. GRG 2-2417, Drawer 51, Box 42.
22. Georgia Surveyor General, “Grants, Land Lottery Irwin County, 1820, Districts 6-9,” District 7, Lot 5, p. 130, Wilson Hadaway orphs [orphans]; Georgia Archives, Morrow; microfilm no. GRG 2-2417, Drawer 285, Box 76.
23. Robert S. Davis, Jr., compiler, The 1833 Land Lottery of Georgia and Other Missing Names of Winners in the Georgia Land Lotteries (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press), p 63. Hadaway, Auley, widow, [residence] Moores, Wilkes County, [date granted] 05 Oct 1832, Lot 159, District 9, Hall County, 1820LL. 1820LL indicates 30 lots omitted from the original 1820 Lottery and given to 1820 participants. List appears at the end of Houston County on microfilm, Drawer 286, Box 47, Georgia Archives, Morrow.
24. James Huckaby, Family Bible Records, unnumbered blank page or paper.
25. 1830 U.S. census, Hall County, Georgia, , population schedule, no district, p. 81 (penned), line 12, James Huckaby; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 March 2013); citing National Archives microfilm publication M19, roll 18.
26. 1870 U. S. Census, mortality schedule, Georgia, Hall County, (Roberts District, Hog Mountain Post Office); Page 150B, Line 17, Family 1452, Ailey (Hadaway) Huckaby; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 March 2013); citing National Archives microfilm publication T655, roll 9.
27. James Huckaby, Family Bible Records, unnumbered blank page or paper.
28. Hall County, Georgia, Marriage Book A, p. 41, William Hadaway and Malinda Wilson, 1843; microfilm, Georgia Archives, Morrow.