I am wondering if anyone has tied together the various Peaden families living in Heard county (and neighboring Chambers and Randolph counties Alabama). The family I am following are the children of William and Frances Peaden, who first appear on the 1850 census of Randolph county with son Hawkins. 1860 William, Frances, Hawkins, Margarget, Malissa, Louisa, and mother Martha are living in Chambers co. William dies in the Civil war, and 1870 shows Frances living in Chambers county along with Margaret, Malissa, Louisa, and Mary. The same family is present in 1880. About 1900 Frances dies, and Mary, Malissa, Louisa, and nephew Andrew Ivy are in Chambers county. In 1910 they have moved to Heard county GA, where Melissa, Louisa and Mary are living on State Line Road next door to Lester Peaden and wife. On this census, although I've never found a marriage for Melissa, it states she has one child living. In 1920 and 1930 the sisters are still in Heard county, although in 1930 they have nephews Odell and Lester living with them. Lester lived in Randolph co. AL in 1920 and next door to them in 1910. The Andrew Ivy Peaden on the 1900 Chambers county census is on the Randolph co. census for 1910,1920, and 1930 and is enumerated on the same page in 1920 as Lester.
There are few folks researching this family. If anyone who happens to read this has knowledge of the relationships of these folks, I'd love to hear from you.