Oscar William HADLEY

Brief Life History of Oscar William

When Oscar William HADLEY was born in 1818, in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Ebenezer Hadley, was 28 and his mother, Sybil Bemis, was 29. He married Elvira Davenport on 1 January 1840, in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1880 and Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1900. He died in 1904, at the age of 86, and was buried in West Valley, Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Oscar William HADLEY
Elvira Davenport
Marriage: 1 January 1840
Marion Hadley
Fred Hadley
Helen Hadley

Sources (12)

  • Oscar Hadley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oscar Hadley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wm O Hadley, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from either of three places called Hadley, in Worcestershire and Shropshire, or from either of two places called Hadleigh, in Essex and Suffolk, or Monken Hadley in Middlesex. The first is named from the Old English personal name Hadda + lēah ‘wood, (woodland) clearing’; the others are from Old English hǣth ‘heathland, heather’ + lēah.

In some cases also Native American (Navajo): variant of Hatathlie ‘singer (i.e. medicine man)’. Compare Singer 5.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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