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David Hadden married Lydia EDINGTON/EDGERTON - 1835 Wheeling, Ohio Co., Va
Posted by: Annie Crenshaw (ID *****0350) Date: November 08, 2005 at 14:59:23
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David HADDEN married Lydia EDGERTON - 19 October 1835 in Wheeling, Ohio Co., Va

David was born in 1809 in Co. Tyrone, Ireland, and died in 1883 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He wrote in a late-life autobiography that his first wife died eleven months after they married.

Who were Lydia's parents and siblings? She very likely had a sister named Abby (see below).

From: History of Wheeling City & Ohio County, West Virginia

Early churches & Presbyterianism --

First Sabbath School in Wheeling - The first Sabbath-school in Wheeling was established in November, in the year 1818, through the efforts of Reddick McKee and Daniel Peck, Esqs. It was a Union school in which Presbyterians, Epsicopalians, Methodist, Baptists and Quakers participated....

In a few weeks the number in the school increased so rapidly that other and larger quarters and to be secured. Consequently the school was removed to a room near the old Stone Court House, then to the brick school in the orchard occupying the site of the present Second Ward Market House, and then to the Lancasterian Academy....

Next to Mr. McKee and Mr. Peck, the school was probably most indebted to Dr. Archibald S. Todd, Z. B. Curtis, Thomas H. Armstrong and William Dulty, though these last named all entered the school at a later period. The school was also indebted to the aid of Captain Irwin, Elijah Day, Thomas H. List, Robert Hamilton, &c. At a later day came William Templeton, John Moore, David HADDEN, James Wier, Findley Paull, E. W. B. Canning, William Slocomb, Oliver Bryson, Robert C. Bonham, Joseph S. Wylie, Joseph Matthews and others.

Belonging to the female department were the following teachers, viz: Eleanor Ray, Elizabeth McConnell, Jane Reid, Mary Nesbit, Charity Seamon, Mary Harkins, Abby and Lydia EDGERTON, Sally Ann Evans, Adeline Caldwell, Rebecca and Phoebe Lamb, Hettie and Eliza Wylie, Jane Clark, Mrs. Eliza Reid, Mrs. E. Shipman, Mrs. Westcott, Mrs. Lyon, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Weed, Mrs. Wood, &c. ....

The population of the town at the time of the establishment of this Sabbath-school was about 1,000.


In the 1830 census, George Edgington in Ohio Co., Va, and Jesse Edgington in Brooke Co., Va, have females in their households of an age to have been Lydia and Abby, presumably born in the same time span as David Hadden. Does anyone have these young ladies in a family tree?

All connections that may apply to this family would be appreciated!

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