Today's newest member to the Haley Family Tree is Joseph Anthony Haley III, born 17 November 2012 in Pensacola, Florida. Joseph is the 4th child of Joseph and Melissa Haley.
About this site...
Welcome everyone! My name is Joseph Haley. I've been doing research into my genealogy since October, 2005. I established this site in order to allow members of my family to see the history I've uncovered and, hopefully, add to what I've found. If you have questions or comments, please email me at email@example.com
To navigate through the site, simply click on the name of the family member on the left. You can read about their spouse, children, what they did for a living, and so on. There will be links to other family members through the links on the left. If you are searching for a family member not listed on the left, click on the member listed on the left with the corresponding age range. Good Luck!
Special thanks to (Uncle) Bill Haley and (Great Aunt) Cel Lundstrom for their help. They did most of the leg work long before I even got involved.
Guests Visiting the Site...
To everyone searching for Haley relatives that may think they can fill in part of this tree, no matter how distant it might be, please email me your inquiries to determine if there is indeed a link. This family tree is, and will forever be a work in progress.
HEALY to HALEY
I've been able to confirm the rumors about our mysterious link to the Healy name. Our immigrant grandfather William Haley (b. 1814) was born William HEALY. I was able to confirm this with the help of Kathryne Johnson, the Location Manager for Calvary and St. Joseph Cemetaries. Cemetary records show that buried right next to Anna (O'Malley) Haley is her husband William Healy. While William used Haley from the time he arrived in Terre Haute, he died a Healy. There are several other members of the family buried with them in that specific plot in St. Joseph Cemetary. Interestingly, Francis Healy, and infant is buried amongst the Haleys. Also, William Healy's brother John Haley/Healy, who immigrated with William and Anna in 1849, is buried just a few steps away.
A Brief History of Our Name
The following surnames; Healy, Hely, Heely, Heeley, Haly, Haley, and so on, are all anglicised forms of two native Gaelic-Irish names. They are rarely, if ever, found these days with their rightful "O'" prefix. The combined strength of these names take them to number forty seven in the list of most common surnames in Ireland with about thirteen thousand individuals thus called.
The first sept originated in County Sligo in the northwest. These people were originally called Ó hÉlidhe, the name being derived from the Irish word eilidh meaning "claimant", though what was being claimed is unrecorded. This sept had its territory at the foot of the Curlew Mountains on the western shore of Lough Arrow, i.e. the corner of County Sligo lying between Counties Mayo and Roscommon. The place name of Ballyhely testifies to their origins. The name first appears in the written records of the area in 1309, when the Annals of the Four Masters record "Hugh, the son of Owen, son of Rory, son of Hugh, son of Cathal Crovderg, King of Connaught, and worthy heir to the monarchy of Ireland..."
William Haley - Ireland. Emmigrated in late October 1849. Arrived in Terre Haute, Indiana in May 1850
For years now, the Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery in Terre Haute have given support to the Haley Family through prayer, guidance, and example. The relationship developed over the years between our family and the Sisters of Carmel is one that we should keep near to our hearts and strengthen as time passes. I encourage everyone to support the Sisters through contact, donation, and by confiding in them with prayer requests or troubles. A link to their website is provided below.