I was told - I have not seen it - that the tombstone for R L Hailey at Purvis Live Oak
Cemetery is spelled HAILEY.
----- Original Message ----
From: Charles A. Wyly <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 6:57:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TXERATH] 1892 Hailey Murder
I think the barber's name in Stephenville WAS Haley, not Hailey.
Hailey did not look right. He owned a farm towards Dublin or Alexander,
not sure where. Maybe someone confused the spelling with my Bailey
distant cousins of Oak Dale and Selden. .
On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:59:41 -0600 Ann Bowler <labowler(a)mchsi.com>
I did not know about the murder until a cousin spelled the beans at a
family reunion. Now I have all of the documents except the trial
records and do not if they exist.
The land owned by Richard Haley.later his widow bordered on the
McKinney land. The 1900 and 1910 US Federal Census shows the two
families as neighbors. These censuses show Tillie and family living
nearby. Today, we do not know if Henry and Lucy had a romance
1913 or not.
The 1900 US Federal Census shows Haley, Mary (widow of Richard
children were, Richmond, Charles, Alice, Herbert, Oscar, and Mary.
Only the last child, Mary, was born in Texas. The rest of the
was born in Mississippi.
I think the surname was spelled Haley, not Hailey.
>I'm working on this line for my son's best friend. he knew nothing
>of the murder before I started digging around. He might know about
>a barber in Stephenville, but probably not as he grew up in
>----- Original Message ----
>From: Charles A. Wyly <wyly1(a)juno.com>
>Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 10:30:11 AM
>Subject: Re: [TXERATH] 1892 Hailey Murder
>Was this Hailey the father of the Mr. Hailey who used to be a
>Stephenville? He used to cut my hair, and I think he was the barber
>said he had some Cherokee connections. Could it have been that
>from Comanche or Erath Counties had fought in Indian Batles and
>Also, some disputes grew over water gaps for cattle from those on
>sides of a stream, or relocating corner posts when roads wer3e
>straightened. And the Battle of Alarm Creek would have taken
>Turnbow deaths and several Keith deaths, and possibly a Texas
>took sides- if the Duiblin Baptist pastor Reuben or "Comanche Rube
>(Davis?) had not been tipped off about the battle plans by some
>he rode full speed between their attack lines carrying a white
>and insisted on a peace parley and stopped the battle. The action
>started the " Battle of Alarm Creek" was a disagreement over who
>one cow and how she got in the pasture where she was found.
>I have photos somewhere that dad, Eddie Wyly and mom Emma Carey
>had from their youth in Selden . I think one was of Martha Jame
>Strickland? Might have been from Valley Grove . Frank Latham of
>Stephenville and "Shug" Maxwell, grandson of Selden Hudspeths are
>in their photos.
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