Biography of Timothy Haley
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





TIMOTHY HALEY, London, Deputy U. S. Marshal of the Eighth Ohio District, and U. S. Railway Postal Clerk, residence, London, was born in Ireland, April 6, 1842. His father, Michael Haley, was a native of County Killarney, and came to America when our subject was seven years old; he located at Springfield, Ohio, and subsequently went to Mattoon, Ill., where he died. Mrs. Haley died in Ireland. Our subject came to London when but nine years of age; he was adopted by Mrs. Mary Freeman, and resided with her till of age; for two or three years, he was engaged in traveling over the Southern States. In 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company C, Seventeenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Cant. Acton, and served the three months' term of the regiment. He then reenlisted in the One Hundred and Thirteenth Regiment; was in the Army of the Cumberland, and with Sherman marched down to the sea; witnessed the destruction of Raleigh, N. C., and participated in the grand review at Washington, D. C.; mustered out of the army as First Lieutenant of his company. After returning to London, in company with S. E. Freeman, he engaged in the grocery business, under the firm name of Freeman & Haley. Three years later the firm was dissolved, and Mr. Haley then conducted the business alone; he subsequently went to Paulding County, Ohio, remaining a short time. In December, 1880, he was appointed Deputy U. S. Marshal of the Eighth Ohio District, by Col. Ullery, of Cincinnati. In September, 1882, he was appointed U. S. Railway Postal Clerk. Mr. Haley is Adjutant of Lyons Post, G. A. R., of London, a member of the Lodge and Encampment (I. O. O. F.), and Republican in politics. He was married, October 25, 1880, to Ellen Holland, a native of Louisville, Ky. They have one daughter, Florence.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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