Saturday, May 28, 2016


LOUIS G. HADEN was born in Louisiana, near Baton Rouge, July 14, 1846, and is a son of Robert H. and Jane E. (Curtis) Haden, the former of whom was a native of Kentucky, and the latter a native of Louisiana. They were of Scotch-Irish and French descent, respectively. Robert H. Haden received his early education in his native county. When a young man he removed to Louisiana, where he was married, and where he followed his trade (that of a house carpenter) for some eight years. In 1846 he returned to Franklin, Simpson Co., Ky., where he continued to follow his trade for some twenty years. He then engaged in farming in the same county for about ten years, when he removed to Muhlenburgh County, Ky., where be resided for some eight years; thence removed to Christian County, remaining about five years; thence in 1885, to Providence, Tenn., where he now resides. Mrs. Jane E. Haden departed this life November 20, 1871. She was a devoted member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Haden has been for many years a member of the Christian Church and was formerly a member of the S. of T., and of the I. O. G. T.  Louis G. Haden received a good common school education in youth, and was employed on his father's farm until he attained his majority, after which he continued to farm on the home place, on his own account, for several years. He then removed to Christian County, Ky., where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits for some four years. In March, 1882, he came to Rockport, Ohio Co., Ky., where he has since resided, and been engaged in the drug trade and in general merchandising with S. & M. J. Reid, under the firm name of Reid, Haden & Co. He was married March, 30, 1876, to Mollis A. Sharp, a native of Muhlenburgh County, no children have been left to them. Mr. Haden and wife are devoted members of the Christian Church. He was formerly a member of the I. O. G. T. In politics he is a Democrat.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Mr. Haden's given name is sometimes spelled Lewis and his middle name was Green. The date of birth shown on his grave marker is 18 July 1848 but his death certificate shows 14 July 1846. He died 31 March 1921 in Ohio County and is buried in The Old Rockport Cemetery. Mr. Haden had a son named Urey, who was born in 1891, and who is shown as the informant on Mr. Haden's death certificate as living in Rockport (died 1961), and two daughters, Eunice (1886-1886) and Bernice (1887-1907).

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