Jesse G. Hadaway, Sr.

Hadaway Bros. Sausage and Scrapple operated from the 1930s until 1983. Jesse G. Hadaway, Sr. made his products behind his home on Cannon Street in Chestertown until 1976 when he turned it over to his son, Jesse G. Hadaway, who ran the business until 1983 when he closed down to pursue a career as a helicopter pilot.  

Sausage and scrapple were two popular breakfast items in Kent County and surrounding areas for many years.  Jesse. Sr. bought the business from his brothers, Gilbert and William Hadaway.  The first scrapple was made from a family recipe in the kitchen of his sister, Suzy Hadaway Robinson.  Hadaway Bros. raised their own hogs.  For over 50 years deliveries were made all over the Upper Shore area.

Former Kent County resident Clayton A. Mitchell, Sr. and Bob Zimberoff are listed as admins of a popular public Facebook group they started in February 2020 called the Maryland Scrapple Trail.  The group has over 5000 members!  They are planning a scrapple festival at the Rock Hall Fire Hall in September if restrictions are lifted.

On February 22, 2020, Twinny’s Place in Galena was recognized by the Maryland Scrapple Trail as “ being the head of the trail in the assembly’s quest to feast upon the Free State’s finest scrapple”.  You can find several brands of scrapple in the local food stores:  RAPA, Habbersett, and Greensboro.

Historian, author and Kent County native Joan Horsey contributes to the Kent County History Quiz. To learn more about Jesse Hadaway and other notables, read her book Legendary Locals of Kent County (Ardadia Publishing, 2015).