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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Yell County, Arkansas published by Southern Publishing Company in 1891.  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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Thadeus L. Haney, farmer, Chickalah, Ark. Mr. Haney is a South Carolinian by birth and bringing up, having been born in that State June 3, 1835. His father, Timothy Haney, was a native of the Old Dominion, but was reared in South Carolina. Thadeus came to this State with his father in 1839, was reared on the farm and remained with his father until twenty one years of age. About that time his father died, leaving a large landed property which was divided among his nine heirs, about 200 acres falling to our subject. Mr. Haney has improved this farm and added to it from time to time, until he now owns 440 acres, besides giving to his children each a farm of 200 acres. His dwelling, outbuildings, etc., indicate a thrifty and progressive owner. His farm, principally bottom land, is very productive, and on this he raises cotton, corn and hay. He is largely engaged in stock-raising—horses, cattle, sheep and hogs—and is one of the most enterprising and successful farmers of this section. Mr. Haney was married, in 1856, to Miss Amanda L. George, daughter of Jackson George, of the Palmetto State, and to this union have been born four children: Julia, Emma, Virginia and Macey, the eldest-three being married and residing near their father. In 1862 Mr. Haney enlisted in the army and served until the close. He was in a number of small battles and skirmishes, the most important being Arkansas Post and Prairie De Hand. At Arkansas Post he was taken prisoner, and lay at Chicago, Ill., for six months, when he was exchanged. He returned to his command in May, 1863. He takes very little part in political affairs, but votes with the Democratic party. He, with his family, are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He, in connection with others, formed a company and erected a large school building at the village of Chickalah, where he resides.

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