Robert W. Haralson, a citizen and energetic farmer of Haywood County, was born in the county August 20, 1845, and is the son of William H. and Isabella (McCulloch) Haralson. The father was a native of North Carolina, born in 1804 and died January 11, 1856. In early life be was engaged in the mercantile business at Ashport and Randolph, Tenn., and several years afterward engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi River, first in the capacity of clerk, then as captain. In 1847 he settled in Haywood County and spent the remainder of his life farming. The mother of our subject was born in Ireland, July 29, 1813, and came with her parents to this country when small; she died May 4, 1885.

Robert W. Haralson had good educational advantages, and has since boyhood given his attention to farming; in addition to this he runs a grist and saw-mill and is a man of untiring industry, making a success of both his farm and mill. December 15, 1869, he was married to Sarah J. BARCROFT, a native of Haywood County; they had nine children – six sons and three daughters – three of them are dead. He is a Democrat and with his wife belongs to the Methodist Church; he has served as steward for several years. Mrs. Haralson is a woman of fine intelligence, and exerts a good Influence in the community in which she lives.

Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.