Today's featured relative in my database is my paternal 3rd-great grandfather, George J. Haley.
George was born December 14, 1814 in Canton Basel, Switzerland and came with his parents to Fairfield Co., OH in 1816. George married on January 1, 1835 in Hardin Co., OH to Rachel H. GARY. Rachel was born March 25, 1816 in Fairfield Co., OH and died in 1898. George died February 27, 188 in Huron Twp., Erie Co., OH.
From : "The Evangelical Church in Ohio, 1816-1951" by Roy M. Leedy, 1959, p. 742
George Haley (1814-1888) (Presiding Elder 1957-65)
George Haley was born in Switzerland and settled in Fairfield County with his parents in 1816. At the age of fifteen he was soundly converted at the home of Shem Sager, north of Baltimore. In 1857 he was appointed presiding elder of Cleveland District. At that time he located on a farm near Huron where he lived the rest of his days. Here he set aside the grounds for the camp meetings which preceded Linwood.
"Rev. Haley was an active, sincere, and successful servant of God and led many souls to Christ," said S.P. Spreng. "His affability and generous disposition endeared him to the people, and his zeal in preaching gained him many attentive hearers."
Children of George J. and Rachel (Gary) Haley are as follows :
i. Barbara Helen Haley b. November 20, 1835 Hardin Co., OH, d. March 28, 1908 Jay Co., IN., m. Christian Easterday
ii. William W. Haley b. February 1838 Ohio, d. after 1910 census, m. Jane E. ________
iii. George Washington Haley b. May 16, 1840 Hardin Co., OH., d. December 16, 1892 Jay Co., IN, m. Mary Jane Sherrick
iv. Susanna Haley b. ca. 1843 Ohio m. Alfred Halderman
v. Sarah C. Haley b. November 1845 Ohio, d. after 1920 census, m. August Gegenheimer
vi. Mary Elizabeth Haley b. ca. 1849 Ohio
vii. Hannah A. Haley b. ca. 1853 Ohio
viii. Jacob J. Haley b. August 1855 Ohio d. after 1900 census, m. Barbara ________
ix. Benjamin H. Haley b. June 1858 Ohio, d. after 1920 census, m. Louisa Huttenbocker
x. Franklin A. Haley b. January 1861 Ohio, d. after 1920 census, m. Anna H. Kuhl
I descend from George J. and Rachel (Gary) Haley through their son, George W., as follows :
George J. Haley and Rachel Gary
George Washington Haley and Mary Jane Sherrick
Eli Weldon Haley and Cora Belle Metzner (my great-grandparents)