One of the great things about pursuing my family history has been interviewing the older generations on both sides of my family. I am fortunate to have interviewed my grandmother on several occasions. (I look forward to more interviews in the future.)
From an interview a couple of years ago, I recently [...]
Me (Lisa), Grandmom, and Aunt Nancy
Oral history is so much fun to collect. Stories about people and clues to your ancestors can be gleaned that are cannot be found in the “official” records.
In search of more family stories led me on another visit to my paternal grandmother. While she may not want [...]
I thought I would update my cousins and fellow researchers where I am in my research. I have been a little quiet in posting my research mostly because I am involved in “community” research. In some cases I have “lost” my ancestor’s trail and am currently researching all those associated with my ancestor. It is [...]
Jesse Haley died in the summer of 1869. His estate included 79 3/4 acres of land in Halifax County, VA that was sold at auction in 1870 to the highest bidder. His son Stephen C. “Cas” Haley was the highest bidder paying $3.20 per acre or a total of $255.52.
Dick Eastman recently shared a link [...]
I am very fortunate to have been able to attend three NGS conferences in the past few years. These have been great opportunities to improve my research skills. As I have listened to the experts lecture, one theme that repeatedly comes to mind. When you hit a brick wall, research your ancestor’s associates. ALL the [...]
Anita Talbott, Betty Compton, Kathleen Owen, Nancy Talbott, Edna Adams, Daisy Nichols, Dorothy Haley,Eunice Owen, Winnie Carr, Mattie Mason and Carrie Owen My Haley cousins have come to the rescue to help identify all the women in this photograph taken at a Haley family reunion. The date is estimated to be about 1946. This [...]
This is a photograph of the Clarkton Bridge that crosses the Staunton River Bridge. The bridge was built in 1902 and connected Halifax County, VA with Charlotte County, VA. On the back of this photo is the name Percy Haley. Percy (1890-1959) was the son of Will and Clara Haley. I’m not sure if [...]
I grew up hearing stories from my grandmother about her early childhood in Clarkton, VA. Her grandfather William Haley and her great grandfather Branch W. Holt both served as overseers on the Clarkton Plantation in the northern part of Halifax County. Clarkton still stands today. You can read more about it here.
I found [...]
In my continued quest to learn more about my Haley family line, I have been focusing on my GGGG grandfather Jesse Haley’s (1803-1869) “missing years”. That would be the years between 1827-1835. I am hoping to find a clue that will lead me to the identity of his parents. I originally posted about Jesse’s missing [...]
Remember this photograph from the last post? It was labeled as George and Daisy (Haley) Nichols.
Well, my Haley cousins came to the rescue. (Thanks, Mary and Garland!)
This couple is NOT George Nichols and his wife Daisy (Haley).
Just who are they? I’m not sure.
I do believe they are Haley family members. [...]