Person:Elisha Hadden (1)

Elisha Hadden
  • HElisha Hadden1759 - 1835
  • WRhoda BalchBef 1760 -
m. 10 Dec 1799
Facts and Events
Name Elisha Hadden
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 Jul 1759 York County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 10 Dec 1799 Logan County, Kentuckyto Rhoda Balch
Death[1] 1835 Coles County, Illinois

Elisha Hadden was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Hadden, Elisha - born 7/28/1759 in York County, Pennsylvania; entered service age 17 [abt. 1776] in Rockbridge County, Virginia [area then was Augusta County until Rockbridge County was formed in 1778]; entered service age 22 [abt. 1781] in Greene County, North Carolina, where he resided; entered service 1787-8 in Washington County, North Carolina, against Indians; moved to Kentucky for 5 years, thence to near Boonville, Indiana, in 1830, thence to Clark County (area later Coles County), Illinois; applied for Pension 1833 in Coles County, Illinois & Pension Application rejected; dec'd in 1850 when one of children resided in Marshall, Illinois. F-R4412, R1151.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  2.   Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension application of Elisha Hadden R4412 fn16NC
    Transcribed by Will Graves rev'd 3/28/11

    State of Illinois, Coles County
    On this 6th day of May 1833 personally appeared in open court before the Honorable William Wilson, presiding Judge of the Circuit Court of Coles County and State of Illinois in Circuit Court now sitting, Elijah Hadden, a resident of the County and State aforesaid aged 73 years since the 28th day of July last past, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to attain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832.
    That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as a private soldier as hereinafter stated (viz.): he first entered the service (as well as he now remembers) in the 17th year of his age as a three-months volunteer militia private in the company commanded by Captain James Hall and in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Andrew Lewis, does not recollect any of the other field officers, and marched from Rockbridge County in Virginia where he then lived to the lines of Greenbrier and thence across Gauley Mountain in pursuit of the Shawnee Indians but did not overtake them. Then marched back to Rockbridge County in Virginia and was then verbally discharged. In this expedition this declarant saith that he was in the service of the United States at least 20 days.
    He next in the 22nd year of his age and while living on Nolichucky River in Green County and then state of North Carolina entered the service of the United States as a volunteer private in the company of Rangers commanded by Captain William Pruett and served as such Ranger for the time of three months guarding the inhabitants of Green County against the hostile Cherokee Indians and was then discharged but whether by a written or verbal discharged he now does not recollect and if by written discharge, he has no mind what has become of it.
    He further maketh oath and saith that he next, and while yet a citizen of Green County aforesaid, entered the service of the United States as a drafted private militia man (but at what time he does not remember) in the company commanded by Captain James Wilson and in the Regiment commanded by Colonel John Sevier and was marched to King's Mountain where he was in the engagement against the British and Tories. He was then marched towards Hillsboro and was discharged verbally four or five days march from King's Mountain. The time he was in service on this expedition he is unable to remember precisely but he truly believes that it was not less than two months. He further states on his oath that he went and while a citizen of Washington County North Carolina entered the service of the United States on the fourth day of August 1787 or 8 as a drafted private in Captain John Fane's company; marched to Houston's Fort within 9 miles on the Tennessee River and was there put under the command of Major Craig; then marched to Cittico [probably Settico or the Sitiku Citico] town on the Tennessee River which had been burned down some time before by Colonel Sevier. While on the ground where the town stood and being only 32 men in number they were surrounded by the Cherokee Indians to the number he supposes of 450 who drove the whites into the River and killed one half of them, wounded five and took six prisoners. This declarant was one of the wounded having received a rifle ball in his left leg which broke it [and] one in the left shoulder and one other in the flesh of the left arm. His horse was shot down by the Indians at the same time. His brother then put him on his horse and they made their escape to the Fort. Captain Fane was among the slain. This declarant lay at the Fort about seven weeks and was then carried on to Washington County in North Carolina in a litter. He states that he was eight weeks in the service of the United States in this expedition from the time he entered it until he was taken home. He further states that he was unacquainted with any regular officers that he now knows of in either of the expeditions aforesaid. Further states that he was born in York County Pennsylvania on the 28th day of July 1759. He has no record of his age. The second year after he was wounded at Cittico town as before stated, he moved to the state of Kentucky which he believes was then called the district of Kentucky and lived there until five years last autumn when he moved to the state of Indiana near Booneville and lived there until three years ago this spring when he moved to Clark County now Coles County Illinois where he lives at this day. He further states that he is well acquainted with William Ashmore and William H. Martin of the neighborhood where he now lives who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his service as a soldier in the revolution.
    He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the Agency of any State.
    Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
    (Signed) s/Elijah Hadden

    [William H Martin, a clergyman and William Ashmore gave the standard supporting affidavit. In addition William Ashmore stated: "That I the said William Ashmore do further certify that I was present & helped to bury the dead who were slain by the Indians at Cittico town on the Tennessee River and helped to nurse the said Elisha Hadden after he had been wounded at that battle & I do further certify that he was wounded in the left shoulder left arm and left leg his left leg being broken and it was not doubted by any one then that he had been wounded in the defeat at Cittico town.
    Sworn to and subscribed this 6th day of May 1833]