N. W. HALEY is a son of E. T. and Susanna (Pratt) Haley, natives of Virginia and North Carolina, respectively.  The father was born in 1770, and received a fair education.  When about seventeen years of age he went to North Carolina and engaged in farming, and was there married in 1804, and became the father of these nine children:  Anderson, James, Mary B., Nancy, Martha, William S., George, E. T. (Jr.), and N. WMr. Haley came to Tennessee in 1806, and located in Rutherford County, but in 1829 came to Bedford County, and in 1841 moved to the farm known as “Oak Grove,” where he died March 23, 1858.  He was an 1812 soldier.  Mrs. Haley died March 26, 1844.

Our subject was born in Bedford County February 1, 1824, and his early days were passed in laboring on his father’s farm.  His educational opportunities were limited, owing to his services being required at home, but by contact with business life he has gained a fair business education.  He is a farmer and stock raiser, and a Democrat in his political views.  He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.