The Family of Leeford H. Haile
Leeford Hudson Haile was born April 7, 1838 in Bedford County, TN, the son of Mead James Haile and Livy Ann Cavin. The family moved to Stone County, Missouri in 1955. Leeford H. Haile enlisted in the Confederate Services in the Civil War in the summer of 1862 and served under Col. S. P. Burns regiment, 11th Mo Infantry, Company F and was paroled at the close of the war in 1865 at Shreveport, LA. Two younger brothers were killed during the war.
After the war the family moved to North Texas. Leeford H. Haile was married to Mary Louisa Nichols near McKinney in Collin County, TX on January 26, 1869. They moved in 1870 to Cooke County, TX and from there to Oklahoma, where he died on August 31, 1903. He is buried in Mishak Cemetery, Oklahoma City.
Children of Leeford Haile and Mary Louisa Nichols were:
- Laura Tennessee Haile, born December 4, 1869 in Collin County, TX, died near Ardmore, OK November 12, 1889
- Thomas Albert Haile, born July 29, 1872 in Cooke County, TX, died December 21, 1946 in Oklahoma County, OK. m. #1 Basheba H. Creed January 19, 1898, in Norman, Cleveland County, OK. Basheba Creed was b. Aug. 3, 1875 and d. June 6, 1903, burial Mishak Cemetery, Oklahoma County, OK.
Thomas A. Haile m. #2 Dora Cheves on August 9, 1916.
- Claudias Leonidas Haile, born September 11, 1874 in Cooke County, TX, died February 10, 1899 in Oklahoma County, OK.
- Sarah Allison Haile, b. March 5, 1880, d. May 3, 1935 in Tipton, Tillman County, OK. m. G. A. Morrison February 3, 1916 in Canadian County, OK.
- Lillie Mae Haile, born August 9, 1883 in Cooke County, TX, d. March 18, 1954 m. Madison E. Didlake November 3, 1903 in Choctaw, Oklahoma County, OK.
For more information on Leeford H. Haile's parents and grandparents, see
Genealogy and Family Connections.
George Washington Nichols was born in East Tennessee, probably Bledsoe County, the son of James Nichols and Elizabeth, and was married to Sarah King, b. TN or KY, 1815, d. 1896, TX. In 1859 he left Tennessee with his wife and children and moved to Texas. From there they moved to Missouri. Family tradition says that George was killed by the Quantrell gang when he went to the door of his home in Missouri. His widow and children moved from there to Collin County, TX
Children of George Washington Nichols and Sarah King were:
- Tabitha Nichols, b. February 11, 1838, d. March 7, 1915, m. Morgan, had two children:
- Joseph Floyd Morgan, b. March 2, 1857, d. 1923, m. Mary Lacy.
- Allie Morgan, b. January 24, 1864, d. April 25, 1925, m #1 William Smith, m. #2 Tom Hartley.
- James Monroe Nichols, b. October 13, 1842, TN, m. Jane Ann Browning (b. December 11, 1842, VA, d. December 20, 1910, TX. Both are buried at Brinlee Cemetery, north of McKinney in Collin County.
- Dora Helen Nichols, b. May 12, 1869, d. 1944, never married, was a school teacher.
- Ida Isabell Nichols, b. March 20, 1870, d. July 10, 1890, never married, was a musician.
- Charles Lee Nichols, b. September 16, 1871, d. May 17, 1927, m. Jennie Smith (b. January 18, 1878, d. November 3, 1961)
- John Leslie Nichols, b. June 2, 1873, d. November 21, 1880, d. of typhoid fever.
- Burl Jackson Nichols, b. August 5, 1876, d. November 2, 1963
- Ambert Monroe Nichols, b. February 1, 1878, d. July 2, 1959.
- Joseph Floyd Nichols, b. November 30, 1879, d. March 9, 1954
- Walter Nichols, b. March 10, 1882, d. March 13, 1883
- Thomas Nichols, b. abt. 1848, m. Zora Balinger, had 11 children
- Leford Nichols, m. Mary Hendricks
- Edna Nichols, never married
- Clarence Nichols, m. #1 Ada Scribner(b. February 5, 1885, d. 1952)
m. #2 Ann Wallis
- Ella Nichols, m. Baxter Gaines
- Jesse Nichols, . Leva Stiff
- Cora Nichols, m. Lee Stevenson
- William Jack Nichols, m. Orlena Motes
- Stella Nichols, m. Delbert Kirley
- Ethel Nichols, m. Tom Wallis
- Walter Nichols (d. infancy)
- Fred Nichols, m. Lelia Dowdy
- Mary Louisa Nichols, b. January 30, 1851, m. Leeford H. Haile in Collin County, TX January 26, 1869, d. in OK July 29, 1919.
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After her son's young wife died, Mary helped raise her grandchildren, and lived long enough to know her first great-grandchild.
- Martha Nichols b. abt. 1855, m. Benjamin Stewart, children were
- Nola Stewart, m. Sullivan
- Ada Stewart, m. Hudson