Bio: Hadley, J. D. (1881)

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Surnames: Hadley, Duncan, Goodnote, Sessions

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 323

J. D. HADLEY, ferryman, Eau Claire, was born in Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., N.Y., Oct. 2, 1820. His parents Benjamin and Miranda (Duncan) Hadley, being Vermont people. He came to Wisconsin in 1846, and settled at Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co. Moved to Eau Claire County in 1854, and for a time was engaged in farming, then moved into the city and kept hotel. Had several different houses. For two years kept "Henneberry House," "Eau Claire House" part of one year and the "Niagara House" five or six years. In the year 1869 he started the ferry which he has run almost uninterruptedly since. Built a boat at one time which he run to Memphis. Was first married in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., to Miss Charity Goodnote, who died leaving two children, Clark and Julia (now Mrs. A. Sessions). Was married to the sister of his first wife in McHenry County, by whom he has three children living Allen, Eldred and Frank.

 

 


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