Haile Family
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.

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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