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Below is a family biography included in The History of Webster County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Peter F. Hailey is one of the prosperous farmers and stock raisers of Webster County, Mo., and is a native of Bedford County, Tenn., born January 1, 1826, being a son of Tavner and Joyce (Thompson) Hailey, who were born, reared and married in Henry County, Va., and subsequently moved to Maury County, Tenn., and afterward to Bedford County. About 1839 they located in what is now Webster County, Mo., and here the father died about 1866 having served in the War of 1812. Since attaining his thirteenth year Peter F. Hailey has resided in Webster County. He made the paternal roof his home until twenty-six years of age, then was married in 1851 to Martha Ann Wammack, a native of Tennessee, and shortly after located on a farm in the neighborhood of where he now lives, where he has a good 100 acre farm, nearly all of which is under cultivation, and a substantial two-story residence, and good barns and orchard. He served about one year in the Missouri State Militia during the late war, and was in the fight at Lone Jack. He received his discharge in May, 1863, and then returned home and re-engaged in the peaceful pursuit of farming. He and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. They are the parents of the following children: James T., a physician of Douglas County, Mo.; William; Mary T., wife of George W. Hicks; Martha J., wife of James McBerry; A. Lincoln and Joyce.

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This family biography is one of 110 biographies included in The History of Webster County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Webster County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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