Randolph  County,  Indiana

Alvah  M. Hadley

            Alvah M. Hadley  was born in Morgan County, Indiana, January 15, 1851. He came with his parents to this State in 1855, making their home in Warren County. In 1856 they settled in Franklin Township on the southwest quarter of section 29. His father purchased a farm, which had been slightly improved. Later, the family returned to Morgan County, where the parents now live. The father was born in that county in 1828, and the mother was born in Randolph County in 1830. To them were born eight children--our subject, Alvah M., and one daughter, Mrs. Elmira H. Farmer, residing at the home of her parents, are the only ones now living. Sylvia Ellen died at the age of sixteen years;  Julia Eva died aged thirteen years;  Louisa died aged eight years;  Emma died in this county, aged two years;  Lamarinda died at about two years of age;  Effie, twin sister of  Eva, died at the age of one month.  Mr. Hadley's father retained the ownership of his Clarke County farm until 1881, when he sold to Alvah M., October 3, 1872, the subject of this sketch was married to Miss Susannah M. Cook, daughter of Milton and Martha Cook, who was born in Hendricks County, Indiana, December 10, 1854.  She died September 14, 1880, leaving four children -- Loren R.,  Loles V.,  Luna C.  and  Luther M.  March 11, 1882, Mr. Hadley married  Miss Ella Macy, daughter of  Ira C. and Achsah Macy, who was born in Randolph County, Indiana, October 3, 1855.  Soon after marriage they came to the old homestead of Mr. Hadley's father in the township where they now reside. They have two children -- Lindley E. and Lamarinda.  In politics Mr. Hadley, like all those bearing the name, is a Republican. His parents are members of the Society of Friends, under whose teachings the religious views of their son Alvah were formed. He is a practical farmer, a worthy citizen and a good neighbor.
Clarke County, Iowa, History, Lewis Pub., Chicago, 1886, page 9
Contributed by Celia Davis

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