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William Haley

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Culpeper, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Elbert, Georgia, United States
Place of Burial: Elbert County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Haley
Father of James Haley; John Haley; REUBEN Haley; Tabitha Fortson; ELIZABETH Haley and 4 others

Managed by: Francis (Frank) Benjamin Fortson...
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About William Haley

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA (Soldier). DAR Ancestor #: A049351

According to "A Family History, Lt. Thomas Fortson 1742-1824" compiled by John Wright Boyd, William was from Mechlenberg Co., Va. William Hailey was a Revolutionary War Soldier. He served in the Continental Army. He drew land in Wilkes Co. Ga. for this service. William also drew land in the land lotteries of 1807 and 1825 as a Revolutionary Soldier. He was also a soldier of The War of 1812. (the above information is from "Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia" vol III p 98). After the Revolution William came to Elbert County (1770 according to information from Joanne B. Haley). He was living on Cody's Creek in Elbert Co Ga. in 1792 (from "Roster of Rev Soldiers in Ga." vol III"). William and his wife Mary sold land on Cooddys Creek on 5-May-1791 to Jimmy Tait of Elbert County. The deed for this sale was registered in Elbert County on 29-January-1793. If the information from the "Roster of Rev Soldiers in Ga." is correct, William Haleycontinued to live in the same neighborhood. The "Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia" could be wrong as to the exact year. William and Mary can be placed in lower Elbert County in the 1791-1792 time period. Cody or Cooddy's Creek is probably the Creek known as Cootie or Cooter's Creek today. William's will was made October 2, 1830. In this will he mentions these children: John, Thomas, James, William, Reuben, Mary, Ritta, Tabby, Lucy, Sally, and Betsey. He also mentions in this will the children of Thomas Lane (Rev Sol who drew land in Ga. in 1784).


 

Burial: Haley Family Farm Cemetery Ruckersville Elbert County Georgia, USA Plot: William and Mary are Buried next to each other in a cow pasture near the family home



      
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William Haley's Timeline

1748
July 27, 1748
Culpeper, Virginia, United States
1779
October 10, 1779
Age 31
Virginia, United States
1783
June 10, 1783
Age 34
1784
1784
Age 35
1785
1785
Age 36
Georgia, United States
1794
1794
Age 45
1801
1801
Age 52
Elbert, GA, USA
1830
November 24, 1830
Age 82
Elbert, Georgia, United States
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