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Joshua Hadley

SOURCE: Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, Austin, TX: Book Exchange, 1941. Sesquicentennial Re-print Edition, San Augustine, TX: S. Malone Printer, Sons of the Republic of Texas, 1986, p. 94

Joshua Hadley, pioneer soldier, and delegate from Viesca, Milam County, to the Convention of 1832, was born in North Carolina in 1786. Arriving in Texas around 1830, he lived first in San Augustine County, moving later to Grimes County, near the present-day town of Anderson. Hadley served in the Texas army from June 30 until September 30, 1836, for which service he received a bounty grant of 320 acres of land in Grimes County. An active Mason, he was the first alcaide of the newly created Municipality of Washington in 1835. Ten years later, in 1845, he died at Hadley’s Prairie, Grimes County. - See Blair, Early History of Grimes County, 98, 104; Journal of the Convention of 1832.

We must say a special thank you to Vanessa Deshazer of Menifee, CA, for typing the above biographical sketch for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.

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