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James Hailey, an Englishman, of
Scotch-Irish descent, came to Virginia.
He fought for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
Some records indicate that a James Hailey died in 1815-1816,
in Henry County, Virginia.
Tavner Hailey was born in
Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia in 1793.
He was an early pioneer in Tennessee and served in the War of
He was 1st Cpl. in Captain Brice Edward's Company,
64th Regiment, Virginia Militia.
In 1839 he moved to Webster County, Missouri.
He lived there on a farm until his death in 1867.
Tavner was married to Joyce Tomason,
daughter of Peter Thomason,
January 7, 1857 in Henry County, Virginia.
He is buried in the Old Hailey
Cemetery, near Seymour, Missouri.
James Tavner Hailey was born
February 7, 1824,
in Bedford County, Tennessee.
He married Mary Coleman Rowe,
born in Kentucky, October 15, 1821.
They lived in Webster County, Missouri
until 1853 when they settled on a farm in the north part of
Missouri, where they lived until 1873 when they located in Ava.
James was County and Circuit Clerk
for 2 and1/2 years,
Probate Judge for 8 years, County Treasurer for 1 year, and
was Post Master for Ava for 8 years.
He named the town of Ava, taking the name from the Bible,
II Kings 17: 24.
James died April 7, 1904.
Joseph Barney Hailey was born March
near Ava, Douglas County, Missouri
on the farm that had been homesteaded by his Father.
He married Nancy Ann McAdoo
November 11, 1886, at the home of Nancy's parents in the Beaver
Joseph and Nancy bought the farm from his Father and lived there
most of their lives.
Nancy died November 22, 1910 and Joseph died December 2, 1936.
He never remarried and they are buried in the Hailey Cemetery on
Homer Hailey, Marvin's Grandfather,
was born January 25, 1889
on the farm his Grandfather had homesteaded near Ava, Missouri.
Homer married Hattie Ellison December 18, 1909.
He and Hattie lived for a couple of years on a farm adjacent to
and it was there their first child, Mona, was born.
They then moved to a farm once owned by Hattie's Grandparents,
known as the Brally place.
In 1914 they purchased a farm located 5 miles west of Ava.
This is where they raised their family and lived until they
retired and moved to town.
Homer died May 9, 1964 in
Springfield, Missouri. Hattie died
February 20, 1980 in Ava, Missouri.
They are buried in the Ava Cemetery.
Mona Hailey was born October 3, 1910
near Ava, Missouri.
She married Orville Ray Denney August 2, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
They lived on White's Creek for some time and later purchased
the farm Homesteaded by her Great Grandfather, James.
They lived in the house he had built until 1959 when they built a
They lived there until they retired and moved to Rogersville,
Mona died February 12, 1995 and Orville died February 12, 1991.
They had one daughter who died as an infant and raised 4 sons,
one of them being, Marvin Leroy Denney.
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