Re: Thomas J. Hadden
I hope this will reach you. Your message posted in 2005 gave me reason to want to help you out a bit, concerning Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Hadden. He was my ggg grandfather. This is the Jeff Hadden that married Eliza Jane Downing and lived at Brazil, Clay Co., Indiana.
When "Jeff" enlisted during the Civil War, there was another, younger Thomas Jefferson Hadden in his company. That Thomas Jefferson Hadden was from another couny, maybe Posey, I'm thinking. Anyway, they actually began referring to my ancestor as "Senior" and the younger Hadden, as "Junior". At that time neither man claimed any relation to the other.
I found out that info when I went to get a copy of my ggg grandfather's Civil War record at the Indiana State Library many years ago. I was very confused beforehand, because I knew my ancestor had a son named Thomas, but his middle name was "Lincoln". (My gg grandfather, Thomas Lincoln Hadden, 1860-1921)
My Jeff Hadden was a brother of Elisha and Lavica Hadden Wilson. One of her sons wrote a bit of a history of his mother's Hadden family and referred to my Thomas Jefferson Hadden, his uncle, as "Uncle Jeff". They had a younger brother who became an early convert to Mormonism.
I have all that info if you'd like more.