BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Jefferson County, Alabama
His father was a native of Caroline county, Virginia and is a graduate of Richmond college and the University of Virginia. After finishing his university course, he moved to Louisa county in 1858. He was a Baptist minister and also served for twelve years as the superintendent of education of Louisa county. He was elected a member of the Virginia Legislature for the 1905-7 sessions. Rev. Haley was the son of William Argyle Haley and Elizabeth (Allen) Haley. William Argyle was the son of Meredith Haley of Carolina County, Virginia. Elizabeth Allen was the daughter of Littleberry Allen of Henrico County, Virginia.
The mother of Hon. L. J. Haley, Jr. was a native of the Waller’s neighborhood in Spottsylvania county, Virginia and she was the daughter of James Long and his wife, Emily Lipscomb, both natives of Spottsylvania county. On his mother’s side, he was related to the Harrisons, Carters, Randolphs and other prominent Virginia families, and on his father’s side to the Aliens, Campbells, and other influential families of Virginia.
Known children of Littleberry J. Haley, Sr. and Mary R. Long were:
- Nancy R. Ann E. Haley (b. 1859)
- Fances Fife Haley (b. 1861)
- William A. Haley (b. 1863)
- Littleberry J. Haley, Jr. (b. 1865)
- Jeter G. Haley (b. 1868)
- Long Haley (b. 1871)
- John C. Haley (b. 1873)
- Peter Haley (b. 1875)
Mr. Haley received his early education in public and private schools and in 1883 entered Richmond college, Virginia. While at college, he held all the offices in his literary society and was also the editor of the College Messenger. In 1886 he graduated with the degree of bachelor of arts. He taught in the high school at Staunton, Virginia during the session of 1886- 87.
In August 1887, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama and entered the law office of B. M. Allen, Esq. In February 1889, he was admitted to the bar and since that time has been actively engaged in the practice of law. In 1894 he formed a partnership with R. H. Kerr, Esq., under the firm name of Kerr & Haley.
In November 1902, he was elected as a Democrat to the lower house of the Alabama legislature from Jefferson county. He served on the committees on the revision of laws, military, counties and county boundaries and public institutions. He was a Mason and filled all of the chairs in the Blue lodge. He was a member of the Baptist church for many years and had been an officer in same since 1889. He married Nov. 27, 1889, Miss Lella Byrd (b. 1869-d. aft. 1917) a native of Selma, Ala., a daughter of Capt. W. M. Byrd and a granddaughter of Judge William M. Byrd of Selma.
Her mother was Lizzie E. Billingsley of Perry county, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Haley had one known child, Littleberry Byrd Haley (b. 1892 – d. Jun 8, 1932) married Virginia Irene
Littleberry James Haley, Jr. died June 17, 1927
- Notable men of Alabama By Joel Campbell DuBose 1904
- History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
- Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index 1881-1974