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BIOGRAPHY: Hon. Littleberry James Haley, Jr. born November 22, 1865 – photograph





Jefferson County, Alabama

Hon. Littleberry James Haley Jr., attorney-at- law, Birmingham, Alabama was born near Elk Creek in Louisa county, Virginia, Nov. 22, 1865,the son of Rev. L. J. and Mary I. (Long) Haley.

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:

  1. Nancy R. Ann E. Haley (b. 1859)
  2. Fances Fife Haley (b. 1861)
  3. William A. Haley (b. 1863)
  4. Littleberry J. Haley, Jr. (b. 1865)
  5. Jeter G. Haley (b. 1868)
  6. Long Haley (b. 1871)
  7. John C. Haley (b. 1873)
  8. 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


  1. Notable men of Alabama By Joel Campbell DuBose 1904
  2. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  3. Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index 1881-1974

This biography can be found in Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume VI

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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