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John W. Hoadley

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John W. Hoadley (b. 1827, d. 1918), originally from England, is considered the founder of the Monroe County stone industry.

Emigrating from his native country at the age of 14, early in his career he and his brother Wiliam Hoadley established a grist mill at Mount Tabor. Later he established stone quarries and mills at Stinesville. The big mill there was destroyed by fire and was later rebuilt.

Hoadley married Mary York of New Albany. They had at least four children: Mrs. Minter Cline, John W. and Bert of this city, and a Mrs. Sullivan. Four of his grandsons served in World War I.

He is a 1980 inductee in the Monroe County Hall of Fame on which his plaque reads "Emigrating from England, founded Monroe County stone industry dynasty--A cut stone mill now in its fourth generation of family-owned operation; Helped build Stinesville Methodist Church."

He is buried in a cemetery in Gosport.