|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1877|
|Death: ||May 2, 1942|
Palo Pinto County
Robert was born in Roanoke, Alabama 12 February 1877 to Alabama natives Hawkins Patrick and Emily Peaden. He was the second of six children. Hawkins, Robert's father, abandoned his family leaving his sons to care for their mother.
By the late 1890s the Peadens resided in Denton County, Texas. It was there on February 9, 1897, just three days short of his twentieth birthday Robert married local girl Fannie May Reed. Fannie who had recently turned sixteen, was a native of Little Elm and was the only daughter of David Crockett and Elizabeth Catherine Stover Reed. Robert and Fannie began their family in Denton County with Selena, Margaret "Druce", and Emily. Soon after Emily's birth July 15, 1904, the Peaden family packed up and moved west to Palo Pinto County. Son David Hawkins "Jack" Peaden was born in Graford April 13, 1906 followed by Billy Kenneth Peaden in 1908 who died November 11th, the day of his birth.
Robert, Fannie, and their four surviving children lived in Justice Precinct 2 of Palo Pinto County at the time of the 1910 census. Robert was then the proprietor of a livery stable. Along came WWI when all nonmilitary men age 18 through 45 were required to register. Robert's registration shows he was employed as a carpenter for Hayes & Witherspoon of Mineral Wells, Texas.
For the remainder of his life, Robert worked as a carpenter/contractor living in Graford and working primarily in Palo Pinto County. He built a number of structures in the area 8 miles north of Mineral Wells and the small hamlet was assigned the name Peadenville in his honor.
Robert and Fannie were still residing in Graford at the time of his death. That day Robert was painting the house of a Graford woman. He worked that morning and when he went back to work after lunch at home he resumed the job. Later that spring afternoon in 1942 Robert was found dead behind the house.
He lies at rest in the Graford Cemetery. Fannie, Robert's wife for 45 years lived another 20 years and is laid to rest there as well.
Hawkins Patrick Peaden (1850 - 1931)
Emily C Glover Peaden (1847 - 1901)
Fannie May Reed Peaden (1881 - 1963)
Margaret Drucilla Peaden Nash (1902 - 1979)*
Emily Eliza Peaden Light (1904 - 1938)*
Palo Pinto County
Created by: K W Hodnett
Record added: Aug 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29361768