Monday, March 29, 2010

An Update on William H Haley

I have spent most of my genealogy time lately researching my Haley line of Halifax County, VA. My great-great grandfather William Henry Haley (1861-1948) has presented me with many mysteries. (See my first post on William here .) Sounds better than brick walls, doesn't it? Well, I've made a little progress and thought I'd share what I have so far.

The information William provided on his marriage registration in 1883 stated his parents as S C Haley and Mary A (not Margaret as I originally thought). I then ordered a copy of William's death certificate in hopes of learning more definitively who his parents were. According to the death certificate, his parents were "Kays [Case] Haley" and "Ann Triplet" both of Halifax County, VA. This information was provided by William's son-in-law George Nichols, husband of Daisy Haley. Putting these two pieces of information together along side the Halifax County census records for 1860-1880 I concluded that S C Haley was likely Stephen C [Case] Haley married to Mary A [Ann] Tribble. I believe Ann Triplett was actually Ann Tribble. S C Haley and his wife lived next door and close to many Tribble families. I found no evidence of the surname Triplett in that area.

Other mysteries abound, but I'll save telling them for next time.

1 comment:

  1. I've had a lot of fun through the years wresting with the different variants of the surnames in my lineage. I have, for instance an individual who was a Lagace, Legace, and Legacy - and even a Lagasse towards the end of his life. It depended who was writing down the name!
    Evelyn in Montreal


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