We assume William McFadden was born about 1745 in Ireland. His birthplace is yet unknown. Other researchers tend to believe he could have possibly been a brother to Candor, Edward, Robert, John and Mary McFadden Bingham.
In 1770, William McFadden receives grant of land from King George III for 200 acres on Fishing Creek in old Craven County, now Chester County, South Carolina. His homestead would have been located in the vicinity of Chester and Fairfield Counties, South Carolina to the western side of Fishing Creek and along now what is Interstate 77.
William dies in 1790 and his wife, Anne dies in 1794. Anne’s will names her children, Hannah Long, Ann Graham, Rachel Ayres, Elisha McFadden, Mary McFadden, Jesse McFadden and Rebecca McFadden.
Their son, Jesse, is my great-great-great grandfather. He migrated as a young man to what is now Laurel County, Kentucky where he lived and raised his family.
The cabin in this photo belonged to John Franklin McFadden and his wife Agnes Jones McFadden. John Franklin McFadden was born in 1850 in Laurel County, Kentucky and died there in 1934. John is buried at Bunch, Kentucky in the Floyd Cemetery on Dog Branch.
The cabin was originally located on the farm of John and Agnes McFadden situated on Spruce Branch. Carl and Cassie Reed moved and restored the cabin to a location behind their home on Highway 192 in Laurel County, Kentucky in the mid-1970’s.
Cassie Nell Johnson Reed is a grand-daughter of John Franklin and Agnes McFadden.