Joseph Vaiden, Jr

Joseph Vaiden, Jr

Death 9 May 1848 (aged 75)
Burial Holdcroft, Charles City County, Virginia, USA
Plot Private Plot on The Glebe Lane
Memorial ID 134080604 · View Source
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Joseph Vaiden, Sr. of Charles City County, VA was born circa 1740 and died in 1808. It is thought he was the son of either Jacob and Rachel Vaiden or Isaac and Elizabeth Vaiden.

His first wife by whom he had all of his children was named Judith (have never found her maiden name). Judith must have died in 1790's as in 1797 he married the widow, Mitilda Hughes.

Children of Joseph Vaiden, Sr. and Judith Vaiden were:

Micajah Vaiden (b.9-12-1766 in n/a; d. 1834 New Kent Co., VA) married Nancy Edwards on 3-29-1792. Nancy was born circa 1770 and died on 05/25/1835

Nancy Vaiden - b. 4-13-1769

Sarah A. Vaiden - born and died n/a; married Edward James W. Finch

Joseph Vaiden, Jr. (b. 5-5-1773; d. 5-9-1848) - married Sarah Cowles (b. 4-25-1781, VA; d. 5-11-1850, MS) - see more below

Jacob Vaiden - born n/a; died circa 1840 (unmarried)

Sims Vaiden - b. n/a; d. late 1824 - was Sgt. in War of 1812 - married Elizabeth P. on 12-17-1807, and was living as late as 1833 - Had many descendants


Joseph Vaiden, Jr. and Sally Cowles Vaiden's family were as follows:

1. Thomas Jefferson Vaiden, died a bachelor

2. Virginia Vaiden, married Edmund Phillips, uncle of Elizabeth C. Vaiden's husband, Edmund Phillips

3. Sarah Wilkinson Vaiden, never married - b. 8-13-05 or 08; d. 8-17-1857, MS

4. Leonidas W. Vaiden - b. Dec. 1814; d. Dec. 1860

5. Micajah J. Vaiden - Married Martha A. ? - D. 1870 - Moved to MS before 1840

6. Elizabeth C. "Betsy" Vaiden - Married Edmund Phillips - Edmund was the nephew of the Edmund Phillips that married Elizabeth's sister, Virginia.

7. Cowles Mead Vaiden, M.D. (b. 4-21-1812, VA; d. 2-6-1880, MS) married Elizabeth Whitefield Herring (b. 3-18-1819; d.10-6-1886, MS)

8. Emily L. Vaiden - b. 7-7-1824, VA; d. 4-23-1901, MS - Married Lewis W. Herring, brother of Elizabeth Whitefield (or is it Whitfield ?) Herring Vaiden, on 8-20-1845 – Lewis b. 5-31-1821; d. 1-31-1863

9. Monroe Franklin Vaiden - b. April 1821; d. 1864 in Federal Prison at Point Lookout (Civil War)

10. Joseph M. Vaiden - Living in Limestone County, TX – 12/07/1820 - 08/24/1862


Joseph Vaiden, Jr. is buried in a Private Plot across the road from one of his homes, Meadow Springs, in Charles City County, VA off The Glebe Lane. As of June 2006, this property was described as "Tom Hall's Farm." He is not buried beside his wife.*


Joseph Jr. and Sally Cowles Vaiden's children were of an interesting lot. Three of the sons (Thomas J., Cowles M., and Joseph M.) were medical doctors. Thomas J. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1831 with the M.D. Degree. It is known that Cowles M. was enrolled in that institution during 1836, but the records are not complete. Joseph M. studied at the Medical College in Richmond. All three migrated to North Carolina.

Thomas J. Vaiden pursued a career as an educator for a time, but returned to the practice of medicine. He remained a bachelor and migrated to Alabama, then to Minnesota, and eventually settled in Water Valley, Mississippi, near where his brother Micajah had earlier settled.

Cowles, Sally (Sarah Wilkinson) and Emily Louise Vaiden migrated to North Carolina and then to Carroll County, Mississippi. Cowles and Emily married to another brother and sister, Louis and Elizabeth Herring of Lenoir County, North Carolina. Vaiden Street in Lenoir City and the town of Vaiden, Mississippi, mark their passing. Sally (Sarah Wilkinson) remained single and was a member of the Louis and Emily Herring household.

Leonidas W. Vaiden died young (about age 45), a Charles City County farmer.

Monroe Franklin Vaiden died from a disease contracted at the Point Lookout, Maryland Federal Prisoner of War camp. His name does not appear on the common databases of Confederate Soldiers. In the 1860 census, he apears living alone with the occupation of merchant.


*Joseph Vaiden’s wife, Sally, is not buried beside Joseph. Thomas Cowles, father to Sally, Nathaniel, and another (unknown) sister, was killed in a firearms accident and died intestate, so it was share and share alike. Joseph Vaiden, Esq. (Sally’s husband) and Otey ? (the husband of the unknown sister) sued Nathaniel, citing Nathaniel’s inequitable distribution of the Thomas Cowles Estate. This resulted in bad blood between Joseph and Sally Vaiden, causing Sally in death to request to be laid beside her brother Nathaniel, rather than having to spend eternity beside her husband.


Age:75 years 0 months 4 days


Joseph Vaiden, Esq. is buried behind a barn about 200 yds. directly across the road from the historic house on the Holdcroft Road.

Binns Hall is an unincorporated community in eastern Charles City County, Virginia, United States. Binns Hall lies at the intersection of the Glebe Lane and Liberty Church Roads. A post office once occupied the Binns Hall Store. The community had two schools and a hall of the Order of St. Lukes. Liberty Baptist Church continues to operate in the community.

The historic homes of Binn's Hall listed on the National Register of Historic Places include Poplar Springs, a home of the Joseph Vaiden family;, and Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation, the plantation of Furneau Southall. Other historic homes include Meadow Springs, another Vaiden homestead; and Moss Side, built by Edmund Archer Saunders. The Harwood famiily cemetery is located on the grounds of Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation.

More information is forthcoming...........


An honest man is the noble work of God. Through filial gratitude this erected to the memory of Joseph Vaiden, Esq., whose wife is buried at Mt. Pleasant Church.

Gravesite Details The monument has inscription on 3 sides.



  • Created by: Ron Collins
  • Added: 9 Aug 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 134080604
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Vaiden, Jr (5 May 1773–9 May 1848), Find a Grave Memorial no. 134080604, citing Vaiden Cemetery, Holdcroft, Charles City County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Ron Collins (contributor 14149965) .