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George G. McFadden

  Update:  Doug Washburn's excellent page on earliest McFadden finds in Harford County

George G. McFadden was born in Harford county Maryland March 16, 1812. He was most likely a son of William McFadden, also a native of the United States.

Update:  In March of 2002, Robert McFadden sent the author two critical pieces of evidence which, taken with the Bible record at the bottom of this page, prove that William was not the father of George, but was his brother.  Their father was James McFadden, son of John McFadden.  Thanks to Robert for this information!!

John McFadden’s will 

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It is interesting to note that George, in all of the censuses that were to ask his age in future years (and were to provide us with so much information on his life), always gave his birthdate as 1812. Perhaps someone he knew was involved in the war of 1812. It is unlikely that he was the one who always answered the door when a census taker called, and for everyone in the household to be able to remember his birthdate would probably have required a historical event (such as the war) to remember it with the clarity evidenced by the returns. It must be understood that for 6 or 7 census returns (every 10 years, and so anywhere from 5 to 7 of these during a man's lifetime) to all indicate the same date of birth, even with the different months that these censuses were taken figured in, without an error of a year or two on either side of the actual date of birth, considering that different members of the household would be answering the door during each census, is very unusual. This is what leads one to the hypothesis about the connection with the war of 1812.

Harford County Maryland McFaddens 1790

Maryland McFaddens 1800-1820 Part2

Harford county McFaddens 1776 - 1860

William McFadden's parents or grandparents most likely made the voyage from their home in Donegal county Ireland to Londonderry, a major shipping port, and thence to the United States (though it was not called this in their time). William's ancestors were members of either the Church of Ireland or the Roman Catholic church (both were predominate in their area), but it is doubtful if these particular churches influenced George much. The churches in America were many and varied.

George's father William was born between 1760 and 1770 and so was between 42 and 52 years of age when George was born. No information is available right now to suggest how close these two may have been.

According to J.E. Bull, noted Harford county Maryland historian,* Harford was filled with much forest land of oak, hickory, chestnut, beech, poplar, ash, cedar, black walnut and maple. Several rivers and streams, plentiful mineral deposits and productive soil were all well suited to the inhabitants of so long ago.

The Harford county of William McFadden (and George in his early years) was populated by:

"physically,...little people. Scarcely one man in a hundred reached the height of six feet. Half of the men were five feet five inches or shorter. The women were yet more petite. Evidence for this is found in the beds they slept in and statistics recorded in the Muster Rolls. Half the men weighed 140 pounds or less. The average woman possibly 110 pounds.

If a white male, the typical Harford Countian's name was probably John, James (or Jacob - another form of James), Robert, Richard Thomas or William. If a female, her name was probably Sarah, Hannah, (or Susannah), Mary, Elizabeth, or Rachel. These Christian names applied to about 80% of the population. Surnames were English, Scotch or Irish. If a black male, his name might be Tower, Caesar, Ben or Pompey. A favorite name for black women was Philis. Many took their names from their white mistresses.

Since they were outdoor people, the white men were of ruddy complexion and black, reddish or brown hair - often curly. Blonds were rare. They spoke in a sort of nasal drawl.

They were wiry people, strong for their build and weight - the result of hard physical activity.

They were mostly young people. A male had passed his prime at 45, a female at 36. They died young. Men and women of 60, or older, were considered aged and constituted but a small part of the county's inhabitants. True, there were exceptions; the Census of 1776 (the part of it that remains) listed the oldest white men in the county as...89 years of age and...91. The women, as the result of child bearing (an average of 4+ children) and hard labor, tended to die much earlier than at present. Few reached their eighties.

As a result of diet (mainly starches and meat, with lots of tea, rum, and cider) and the absence of dental care, both men and women lost most of their teeth early in life. When a tooth became infected, it was pulled by the local doctor or an itinerant tooth puller. Usually it was not replaced. To us they might seem grotesque when they smiled....

Their faces also reflected other vicissitudes of life during the period. Many faces were deeply pock marked. There were smallpox epidemics in the county in 1750, 1757, in 1772, and another in 1779. Dr John Stevenson of Baltimore, a Tory and former resident of the county, inoculated all who came to him without charge against the pox; many people, ever resistant to change, did not accept the inoculation as a preventative for the disease. Indeed, in 1776 the Council of Safety in Baltimore, forbid the inoculation of the troops lest it cause an epidemic.

So, Harford people in general were, by our standards, young, small, tough, rum drinking, somewhat weathered looking; they died young and did not enjoy too much good health while living.

Wilstach, writing of Marylanders as a group, describes them as proud, complaining, contemptuous of authority, cantankerous, jealous of rank and privilege, class conscious and superstitious.

A contemporary writer states that "Marylanders in general are mad. They are the most ignorant people that live - a moderate man does not dare to speak his sentiments - a person for drinking Lord North's health, was thrown into a fire and nearly killed."

Another contemporary writer characterizes Marylanders in these words, "no people before or since the War were so proud, so stubborn, so cantankerous, so quarrelsome or so jealous of their liberty and freedom, whether it was in support of the British or fighting tooth and nail against them or their fellow countrymen...."

A traveller through the country thought [Americans] were inquisitive beyond the bounds of good breeding, positive in their opinions, even if they could be proved wrong.

These characterizations might seem to us quite harsh, but what other kinds of men would have had the courage, the stamina and persistence to undertake a War against British might at the then prevailing odds against success? What other race of men would have fought the last three years of that war without receiving a shilling pay?

The period immediately prior to, during (and following) the War saw numerous immigrants settle into the country. These were absorbed into the population that was second, third and even fourth generation Marylanders.

Most men and women came originally as indentured servants; which is to say, lacking passage money, they indentured (contracted) themselves to work for a period of years, usually not exceeding seven, to the person who paid for their passage from the mother country. The buyer, of course, could sell his contract at a profit to anyone willing and able to pay for it. Often a woman's contract would be bought before it expired by the man who wished to marry her."*

We have George living with his family in the 3rd election district of Harford county through 1830. He most likely was related somehow to the McFaddens who lived in the 5th election district, they were probably his uncles or great uncles even.

George got married and had four children, Hannah (born 1834 in Maryland), William Ray (born 3 July 1835 in Maryland, died 27 Nov 1898), James Wesley (born 27 Oct 1837 in Maryland, died 18 Feb 1933), and John (born in 1839). His wife may have died with the birth of their fifth child after 1840. She died in Monroe county Ohio, where George had moved his family in the summer or winter of 1839. The 1840 census lists a woman a few years older than George. Presumably this is his first wife.

George married Emiline  (or Ameline) West sometime after Summer or Fall of 1840 in Monroe county Ohio. On the 30th of December, 1839, George had acquired land in Monroe county, specifically range 07, township 05, section 04. Emily was approximately 15 years his junior (born in April of 1828), only 6 years older than his oldest daughter Hannah. Since George's children from his first marriage do not appear with him in the 1860 census, it is possible that there was conflict between the children of the first wife, and the new lady in George's life, though the possibility also exists that they merely grew up and moved away. In the 1840 census, conducted the summer after arriving in Bethel township (the southwestern-most township in the county), George is listed with two male children under 5 years old, one male between 5 and 10, one daughter between 5 and ten years old, and, of course, George and his first wife. There is a William McFadden between 20 and 30 years old (probably a brother) also living in Bethel township, Monroe county in 1840. In nearby Franklin township, Monroe county, John McFadden, also probably a brother, lives with his family. Interestingly, a man about the age of George's father William also lives with John. Most likely William followed his sons out to Ohio and lived out his years in John's household. He died within the next few years. It is unknown when George's mother died, but she doesn't show up in the 1840 census with her husband. She most likely died before the trip to Ohio. William wouldn't want to be alone, and thus the relatively long voyage west.1 another land deal for George HTML Format. George's land certificate and a William McFadden (possibly senior) land certificate

In the 1850 census, conducted three days before Halloween, George's family had increased to include Mary Ann (born on 25 Aug 1846, died 24 Dec 1907), Hamilton (born on the 7th of April, 1847)2, and Margaret (born in May of 1850). John McFadden was living close by in the home of Emily's parents, William and Margaret West. William was 62 years old and probably welcomed the help of the 10 year old boy in tending the farm. Emily had a brother and two sisters who lived with William still in 1850: James (born 1825 in Pennsylvania), Jane (born 1829 in Pennsylvania), and Mary (born 1831 in Pennsylvania). William West's land certificate

On the fourth of July 1860, George's family included Washington (born 1853), ), Martha Louisa (left in front in picture)(born 1855), Elizabeth (born 1857) and George junior (born in 1859). George's farming was doing well. In the ten years between the census returns, the value of his personal and real estate had jumped from $300.00 to $2000.00. For his area, George was not living poorly. Also in the intervening ten years, he had had to console his wife after her mother had died. In 1860, her father, although getting weaker from sheer age (the census says he's 77) is probably still doing most of the work on his farm.

In 1861, the civil war began. It did not leave the McFadden home unscathed. On the 25th of September, 1864, George's son Hamilton mustered at camp Chase Ohio for a year of duty with company F of the 180th Regiment Ohio Volunteer infantry. Hamilton served honorably and was mustered out after the war's end on July 12th, 1865. One can almost see the relief on George's face as his son returned from the bloodiest war in US history. His son had returned unharmed!

When Hamilton married Jane Dillon in 1867 and decided to go to Kansas, George decided he'd take his family there also. Most likely the desire for free land (for those who improved it with structures and farms) under the homestead act was the motivating factor. Whose idea the move was doesn't survive the years, but oral history of the journey does. Jane Dillon McFadden was to mention the journey in the covered wagon to Kansas to her daughters many times.

The new immigrants most likely traveled west to their destination in the famed prairie schooner style covered wagon. A popular book about styles and trends in America throughout her history describes the schooner thus: The prairie schooner was small, light, and more maneuverable than the conestoga wagon of which it was a variant. "Providing shelter and protection, it's painted canvas covering was rain and hail-proof. The wagon bed, about ten feet by four feet, was large enough to hold a bit of furniture, perhaps even a feather bed; hanging off the edges of the wagon were a variety of essentials: a toolbox on the front, a feed trough at the back, a water bucket, a tar pot, which contained tar or tallow for greasing the axels, and an assortment of other needed bits and pieces. Three to six yoke of oxen or four to six mules pulled each wagon. Horses did not fare well on the great plains. The optimum loading weight was three-quarters of a ton; too heavy a load could mire a vehicle, and the trails were littered with stoves, trunks, and furniture jettisoned to lighten a load."

On the 5th of March, 1870, George sold land to Jane Babb (north half of NW quarter & southwest quarter of northwest quarter- section 2 township 21, range 23, 8 acres).3 Therefore, we know by deed records that George was in Kansas before this date. In fact, if we look at the birth of Hamilton's daughter Mary in October 1869 in Kansas indicates that the McFadden clan arrived in Kansas prior to this date and yet after the marriage of Hamilton and Jane which is recorded as the 12th of September 1867 in the Bethel township, Monroe county Ohio records.4

Linn county Kansas, where the McFadden clan ended up, according to an 1883 History of the State of Kansas, "is situated in the eastern tier of counties next to Missouri.... The general surface of the county is undulating, about eighty percent being uplands and the balance bottom land. The uplands average from fifty to seventy five feet above the bottom lands, and the highest elevation in the county...is about three hundred feet above the waters of the Marais des Cygnes. The valley of... [streams other than this latter] average half a mile in width. The soil of Linn county is no exception to that of all of eastern Kansas, being exceedingly productive all over the county. On the uplands it is from one to three feet deep; in the valleys from two to five. It is generally underlaid with limestone, but in some places is found a species of 'cotton' stone or magnesia limestone...and in the vicinity of Barnard and La Cygne an excellent quality of sandstone has been quarried.

The timber belts are generally of about the same width as the valleys, and in the aggregate cover about ten percent of the county. The principal varieties are ash, box elder, elm, hickory, cottonwood, oak, sycamore, and black walnut. The Marais des Cygnes and its tributaries are heavily timbered. The county is well supplied with springs, and good well water is obtainable at an average depth of twenty-five feet."5

The county also had several streams flowing through it and George's fondness for the land may be judged by his frequent dealings in the buying and selling of it.6

When the Scott township (Linn county, Kansas) census taker came to George's farm on the 9th of June, 1870, he found George, Emily, Washington, Martha, Elizabeth, Monroe (George jr), and three new children: two daughters (Arabella-born 1864, and Laura-born 1866), and a son-Sherman, born in 1867. In this census is confirmed the check mark on the 1850 census - neither Emily nor George can read or write. This is not unusual for this time in history. George and his wife were simple persons, dependent for their livelihood upon the land and what they could wrest from her. He possibly could see no benefit from having an education. His children are not mentioned as going to school, but there is obviously a school nearby, some of his neighbors are sending their children. 

1869 Map of  landholder in Monroe Co Ohio showing George McFadden’s land as well as that son William has acquired William West’s land.  Pt 1  pt 2  pt 3

Back in Ohio, his son William is getting on with the business of raising his family. Apparently he does see the value of an education, as four of his six children were attending school. William most likely inherited the farm from George when he left for Kansas, and his estate is listed as $1500.00, which when added to George's value in the 1870 Kansas census ($500.00) equals out to what George was worth in 1860. Of course, the expense of the trip west and of helping Hamilton to establish himself in the new location must also be considered. The bottom line is the McFaddens were still doing well in 1870, despite the many depressions which hit the country around the time of Grant's presidency.

By 1875, George had moved west a few more miles into Liberty township (same county). In the state census, his worth is listed as only $240.00. A drastic decrease, seemingly. Unless it was an error. In the agricultural schedule (part 1) filed sometime around the time of the state census returns (exactly when depended on when each area got around to it), George's value is listed as $820.00. This seems more in keeping with the following numbers, also taken from the 1875 Liberty township agricultural census( part 2) part 2. Seems George, around 1875 owned: 100 acres under fence, 60 acres not under fence; 480 rods of ball fence, 320 acres of edge. He owned two horses, two "milch cows", 7 swine, and 1 dog. Of his 160 acres, he had 35 acres of corn planted, 1 1/4 acres of Irish potatoes, 1 1/2 acres of sorghum (?), 30 acres of castor beans, 12 acres of prairie meadow and 7 acres for another thing which is difficult to make out from the microfilm of the census. He made 20 pounds of butter within his family (probably for the year), and slaughtered or sold for slaughter $55.00 worth of animals (also probably for the year). George diversified as much as any in his area, and more than many.

Among the land deals uncovered involving George: 21 Apr 1870, bought land in sec. 20, town. 20, range 23 from Jane Babb. 196 acres. On the 14th of Dec. 1875, George sold land to Wm. Y. Grove (grantor book 16 pg 381), on the 29th of August 1877, George sold to S.M. Collins (book 17, pg 409/459), on the 7th of September 1877, sold to J.A. McCoy (book 19 pg 134), on the 1st of July 1881, George sold to Louis Browne- 3 acres in sec 20, t19, r22 (book 23 pg 174), on the 14th of October 1886, George sold to Mary Ann West lot 4 sec 24, t. 19, R.22 (grantor book 38 pg 168). It is interesting to note that George's son John H. and John H's son Jacob were also buying and selling land between 1883 and 1893.7

By the 1880 census, George has stopped having new children (he was 55 years old when he fathered his last, his son Sherman McFadden), and has taken in Emily's sister Mary A. West. In this census as well as the 1875 state census, Laura is listed as Laura West. It is unclear if Mary West married a man with the last name of West, merely got pregnant out of wedlock, or whether these last two census returns were both in error and Laura was George's daughter. One son, Washington and his family lives in the same township, most of the other children are also married or (like Hamilton) living elsewhere in 1880.

Washington W Mcfadden in 1880

John Mcfadden in 1880 – this is probably the John McFadden who lived with William West in the 1850 Monroe County Ohio federal census returns

3 yr old Mcfadden in 1880 – relationship unclear

In 1885, Kansas again took two censuses. Again, one was an agricultural return. In 1885, George told the census taker that he had only 10 acres under fence. His worth was $250.00 and he had 60 rods of hedge fence and 100 rods of wire fence. Forty acres of corn were sown or to be sown or planted in the spring of 1885. Seven acres of oats, 1/2 acre of Irish potatoes, as well as 20 acres of flax. He had 250 bushels of corn on hand on the 1st day of March 1885, had cut four tons of hay in 1884, had made 200 lbs of butter in the last year, had 5 horses, 5 milch cows, 3 swine, 3 dogs, 80 apple bearing trees and 15 cherry bearing trees. He had slaughtered or sold for slaughter $40.00 worth of animals, and had sold $10.00 worth of poultry and eggs in the last year. For all intents and purposes, George was winding down his life. He was not interested in the Money or in the acquisition of more land or goods. The discrepancy between George's 10 acres and the 67.5 acres reportedly being used can most likely be explained by several land deals he made with his sister in law Mary West. These may have been included in the returns inadvertently. In any case, there is no record that the census taker thought that there was any wrong doing.

1885 census returns (George's family is number 12 from top) Part2 Part3 Part4 Part5 Part6 Part7 Part8

George McFadden died on the 8th of October 1886. He was buried at Cadmus (Elm Grove) cemetery in Scott township on the following Saturday. His burial is noted in the weekly newspaper of the area, but no obituary of any sort has been found for this man. His will and his probate have been located 8 and reproduced here.

His wife Emily lived for a while with her sister and then died sometime after 1900. She is buried next to her husband.

  

The statement about George being the probable son of William McFadden comes from several factors. In the 1820, Harford county, Maryland census returns, there are only 3 McFadden families who have boys under 10 years of age (George would've been 8). James McFadden's two boys are both with him in 1830, and we find out that they were probably closer to 10 years in 1820, because in 1830 they're listed as being 20 to 30 years old. As previously stated, a year or two off in these records is common. The second man, John McFadden, also from the 5th election district, has one son under 10 in 1820, but in 1830, James junior has started his own family. This accounts for the three men about George's age in the fifth district.

William is the only one left as a possible father. In addition, once in Monroe county Ohio, we find that the only ones who have left Maryland were from the 3rd district, and a man about William's age accompanied the group. As a final piece of evidence, it must be noted that George McFadden was much more likely to name his first son after his father rather than someone else. Indeed, his first son's name is William with his later sons having the names James and John (possibly George's uncles from the fifth district).

* All of the information between these two asterix is taken (mostly verbatim) from J.E. Bull's Revolutionary Harford, Part 1, a fascinating booklet full of information on our Harford ancestors during the time of the American Revolution. Although some things had undoubtedly changed by the time George was old enough to take note of his surroundings, his father would have been surrounded in this environment. This, combined with the fact that several items mentioned above were likely applicable to George's time in Harford, convinced me that it's inclusion in this work was mandatory. The booklet by Bull, copyrighted in 1973 by him, printed in the USA by stocksen Printing Co., Bel Air, Md. has much more information on many topics of interest.

The copy I used was in the LDS San Diego, Ca. Family History Center, Accession Number 3586. As The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc PO Box 391, Bel Air, Md 21014 used J. Edmund Bull's articles in several of their bulletin's (notedly #11, Spring-Summer 1977, pg 45 and 48), perhaps they might be of assistance in acquiring a copy of this reference.

1. Harford county Md census returns for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830; Monroe county Ohio census returns for 1840, 1850, and 1860.

2. Hamilton McFadden's death certificate acquired from the state of Missouri. Part 2 of the death cert.  Difficult word to read is Hemiplegia.

3. Letter to Kelly Leighton from Mrs. Katy Mathews dated 5 Feb 1993, showing results of genealogical research undertaken. Part 1 Part2 Part3

4. Church of Latter Day Saints have this information in their computer.

5. The History of the State of Kansas, edited by A.T. Andreas in 1883. published in Chicago. Copy at the Downtown San Diego Library was consulted.

6. the aforementioned letter from Mrs. Mathews and the zerox copies of some deed records she uncovered which she sent to me.

7. ibid.

8. Many thanks to Patty McFadden Gross, a descendant of Martha Louise McFadden for the will, probate, and the existing pictures shown above.

Patty Gross pgross@ctcweb.net recently sent a copy of the article that was in the Fedorchak
book.
Here is what the article stated:

”Catherine Fedorchak has written 17 volumes of reasearch on Monroe County,
Ohio.

In Vol 6, she gives the following information foundin the 30 aug, 1845 issue
of the Spirit of Democracy newspaper:A petition to selllands topay debts
'Robert Gregg administrator of the estate William McFadden, decreased vss
the widow and heirs of said McFadden. Jesse W. Givin andMartha, his wife,
late McFadden, residing in Fulton Co., Illinois: John McFadden and George
McFadden, residing in Monroe Co., Ohio:Robert McFadden, Samuel McFadden,
Elizabveth Norris, widow: David Jones and Mary his wife: and Sarah Eleanor
McFadden residing in pennsylvania or Maryland, the said Martha McFadden
being the widow and the other defendants the heirs of Wm. McFadden==to sell
Se 1/4 of SW 1/4 S. 7, T. 6, R 7 to pay the debts of the estate.' This
entry is also found in Fedorchak Vol 12 from the Court of Common Pleas of
May 23, 1845. From these entries, you find theFather and Mother ofGeorge
McFadden, (William and Martha) as well as his brothers and sisters (John,
Robert, Elizabeth McFadden Norris, Mary McFadden jones, Samuel McFadden and
Sarah Eleanor McFadden). In addition, the Father William had died by 845.
In the court record, Fedorchak Vol 12, the nameGivin was read as gwin.
Finally, in Fedorchak Vol 16 is given a record from Deed Book 5. This is a
Quit claim deed 'John McFadden and Ann his wife, and George McFadden of the
County of Monroe, for $30.00 paid by Martha McFadden, widow of Wm. McFadden,
deceased, of Monroe Co. quit claim their interest in 40 acres. 19 Sept,
1842. 1842 is probably shortly after William McFadden had died==note that
his wife, Martha has not remarried by this time. Also note that no wife is
listed for George McFadden, probably meaning that his first wife had died by
this date.
I have not seen these volumes. I do not know where one could find them.”

Some early Harford county MD land deals featuring our McFaddens!! – Thank you Mike of RAOGK!!

Petition to sell landsproves conclusively that William was not George’s father.  Names in this court record match the names in the will of John McFadden above.  This William was son of James, who, himself, was son of John McFadden.

And this copy of Clara Findley Morris’s McFadden Genealogy from Mary Hamilton – Thanx Mary!!

Listing of 1831 Tax list entries for Harford Co MD - Thank you Mary Henderson !!

As of 27 July 01 This reference was found in the Monroe County Ohio Newspaper abstracts 1844-1852 by Rita Bone Kopp on page 22, sold by the Monroe County chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society for a quite modest fee.

In addition, the above reference has quoted from the following newspapers

 25 July 1846, Saturday, Volume 3 Number 19 Admr sale 5 Sept, SW ¼ SW ¼ S7T6R7 & widow’s dower, Robert Gregg admr (3-3)  This appears to be the land next to William’s.

20 February 1847, Saturday, volume 3 number 49 Robert Gregg admr of estate of William McFadden decd, land for sale, SE ¼ SW ¼ S7T6R7 (3-3).

4 November 1848, Saturday, volume 5 number 34 Settlement account filed Robert Gregg admr of William McFadden decd, final.


Also Jean McFadden Davies of Hoquim , Washington, she is the great grand
dauther of William Sherman McFadden who was the younges child of George and
Emily. Anyways in William Shermans bible it had written in the front.
W.S. McFadden born Ohio, Aug 12, 1866
Grandpa Jearns mcFadden born Ireland 1778.
Grandpa West B Scotland
Grandma Cunningham B Penn
Mother Emily West born 1826 Penn
Dad born Md. (George)
Most records show Emily born 1827.
Jearns is probably recorded as James.
Jean does not know what happened to her grandfathers bible.
Well hope this helps some. I should have just copied everything that I
have, then I would know what I have sent you.

Also:

Kelly,

Maybe who ever wrote the date for Jearns or James in the family bible, got the date wrong. If we can ever find out where to find Irish records on things, maybe we could find a date for him. As soon as winter gets here, I will be able to spend a little more time doing research.

Here is some more information that was given to me.

Mary A West sister of Emily b june 1832 died 1919 May 17 Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, Ks. This was suppose to be from records of funeral director. Mary A had a daughter Laura V. West B 1866, Jean has a copy of her marriagecertificat to Abram L Wheeler 20 of Fontana, Ks.

 From Mary Elizabeth m.elizabeth@dol.net comes:

The 1831 Tax list [of Harford county MD - Kelly] contained William McFadden Senr. in the 3rd Dist. p.17 with 464 acres of land and a total value of 1033 (should have been dollars by that time); also contained William McFadden Junr. in the 3rd. Dist. p.17 with no acreage and a total value of property of 53 (undoubtedly personal property). Thank You Mary!!

From Terry L. Moore of Brandon, Florida comes this amplifying data apparently proving that Martha was not George's mother, but was the second wife of William McFadden (18 Dec 00): Thank you Terry!

Illinois, Fulton County - Vermont township - Page 108B
Enumerated 12/13/1850 - Line 35 - Dwelling # 254 / Family # 256
{name - age - gender - occupation - real estate - place of birth}
Jesse GWINN - 47 - M - Farmer - - VA
Martha - 34 - F - - - OH
Margaret K. - 21 - F - - - OH
Hugh - 19 - M - (no occup. given) - - OH - attending school

1800 Harford County MD census images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

1810 Harford County MD census images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1820 Harford County MD census images: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 

1830 Harford County MD census images: 1 2 3 4 5 6

1840 Harford County MD census images: 1 2 3

Some of George McFadden and family’s Kansas land deeds uncovered to date:

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Harford County MD Wells and West families - some Wells in above Harford 1790 link also

A History of a McFadden clan

1867 map of Kansas showing extent

1868 map of Kansas showing extent

1869 - 1872 map of Kansas showing extent

Hamilton McFadden

Linn county Kansas link - George from @ 1869 to after 1885, Hamilton in 1870

180th Ohio first page

180th Ohio 2nd page

180th Ohio 3rd page

Hamilton and Jane (Dillon) McFadden pension application papers:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Cherokee township, Crawford county Kansas link - Hamilton in 1880

Johnson county Kansas link - Hamilton in 1875

Hamilton in 1870

Hamilton in 1875

Hamilton in 1880

Hamilton in 1900 (Incomplete, although it appears so.  I found the below, which also refers to members of Hamilton’s family, with no reference to Hamilton or Jane!

Part 2 Hamilton’s family in 1900  - Ten days later, by a different enumerator, does not have content in first part.  Confusing!

Hamilton and Jane McFadden in 1910

Frank Mize family in 1920

Alkire families in 1920

One more Alkire family in 1920

Bob and Ada Wright in 1920

Alkire family in 1900 (dark, difficult to read!)

Washington McFadden family in 1900

Mize, Wright families and Mary A West in 1910

Alkire families and Luther Thomas family in 1910

Medley family in 1910

Email to Robert McFadden  His reply Bob’s first email

 

Link to Dillon line (Hamilton's wife's ancestry)

 

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