This marker was placed at the grave of Captain Simon Hadley, Sr. by the
Thomasville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. He served in
various capacities in the Revolution from 1775-1785. The ceremony was held on
14 May 1960 at the grave site of Captain Hadley, on his former plantation property
in Beachton, Grady County, Georgia (formerly Thomas County). The ceremony was
presided over by Mrs. James B. Burch, and the address was given by James B.
Descendants who were present at the ceremony were: Miss Ruth Burch, Miss Julia Davenport, Mr. P. M. Davenport, James B. Burch, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown (Simon's great-grandson), Miss Lila Brown, Miss Clara Hargrave, Mrs. Hanford Welch (Eula Lucille Brown--Simon's great-great-granddaughter),Kay Shull, Bruce, Brenda and Blaine Welch (Simon's great-great-great-grandchildren), Mrs. M. L. Arnold, and Mrs. P. P. Montford.
Near Connections Present: Walter Davis Hargrave (husband of Lila Burch Hargrave, deceased), Mrs. Tom Ponder Brown (widow of Dr. Tom Ponder Brown--Simon's great-grandson), Mrs. Tom Slater (widow of Tom Slater), and Charles C. Anderson of Monticello, Florida.
Italics are author's additions to the transcript.
Photo and text courtesy of Jo Ann Wood