Friday, January 06, 2012

Obituary : Rebecca (Longbrake) Haley

Evangelical Messenger, May 31, 1887, page 347

HALEY - Rebecca Haley, nee Longbrake, died April 30, 1887, aged 66 y., 2 m. and 22 d.  Sister H. was the mother of 5 sons and 5 daughters, 2 of whom preceded her to the spirit world.  Mother H. was converted in her 16th year, united with the Ev. Association and lived a faithful member until death.  She leaves a companion, 8 children, 24 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren to mourn their loss.    J.E. STOOPS.

Rebecca (LONGBRAKE) HALEY would have been born February 8, 1821 as calculated by her obituary.  Census records estimate her birthdate as 1822 in Ohio.  While the obituary doesn't state where she died, in the 1880 census the family was living in Allen County, Indiana.  The obituary lists 8 children, though at present I'm only aware of seven : Jacob, Mary C., Daniel, Henry, George, Sarah J. and Sylvanus.  Rebecca's husband was Jacob HALEY (born circa 1819), brother of my paternal 3rd-great grandfather, George J. HALEY (1814-1888).

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