SILAS HALEY, probably the oldest, and one of the most prominent, merchants in the Monongahela Valley, is the son of Sedgwick Haley, whose father was born in Ireland, and came to America many years ago, when he married a Miss Jeans. Of the children born to this union the following named: Daniel, James, Hohn, Richard, Enoch and Sedgwick. The father of this family was a Democrat in plotical opinions, and in religion a member of the Presbyterian Church. He died in Holmes County, Ohio.
Sedgwick Haley was born and reared in Holmes county, Ohio, and attended the schools of the neighborhood, passing his youth on the home place. A few years after attaining his majority he chose his wife, Rebecca Dailey, a native of Washington county, Penn., and the young couple resided in Middletown, Ohio, for five years after their marriage. They then removed to a farm in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, where the remainder of their lives was passed. He was identified with the Whig party, and served ten years as justice of the peace; he was equally zelous in religious matters, as an active member of the M. E. Church. He died in his forty-fourth year, leaving to mourn his loss a widow and nine children: Jefferson, simeon, Sarah, John, Silas, Mary and Sedgwick Itwins), Rebecca and Charles.
Silas Haley was born July 30, 1832, in Holmes county, Ohio. He learned the tailor's trade, and at the age of eighteen years came to Monongahela City, where he followed that vocation until 1854, when he opened a clothing establishment which he has since conducted. On March 10, 1853 , he was united in marriage with Mary C., daughter of Levi Priggs, a native of Huntingdon county, Penn., and three children blessed this union, namely: Rebecca wife of W. C. Robinson; C. E. and William A. Mr. Haley was originally a whig, and is now a republican; he has served as a member of the council. In religious faith he is an ernest, active member of the M. E. Church.
Text taken from page 1154 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed February 1997 by Dick Howell of Woodsfield, OH as part of the Beers Project.
Published February 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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