Haley's in Kentucky Counties that once were Virginia Counties
Hi, I am looking for any information on the Marsh Haley family from Berry, Pendleton County, Ky. I will start with my father, Loren Haley b. 1915 in Greensburg, Indiana, hi father was Morton Haley b.1887 in Ky. Here is where it gets dicey. Morton was born with the Sowder name, as was his father and grandfather, when the family moved from Ky to Indiana they took the Haley name. Will explain more on this later. Morton's fathers name was James F. Sowder/Haley and his father was Joseph Sowder/Haley. Joseph's father was Absolum [Abner] Haley and his mother was Elizabeth [Betsy] Sowder. They had 4 sons,George Washington Haley, Benjamin Haley, Lewis Sowder and Joseph, two took the Haley name and the other 2 took the Sowder name. They never married. My ggrandfater James married his first cousin, Cordilla, daughter of George Washington Haley. I know that Absolum is their father as it is on George's death certificate. Only information on Marsh is in the Barton Papers where Joe Jeff Sowder says that when Betsy and Absolum split up he went back where Marsh lived in a place called Shawhan Station. If anyone has any info and can help I would so appreciate the help. Thanks.