William Bradford Haney

1 April 1832–4 April 1903 (Age 71)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Bradford

When William Bradford Haney was born on 1 April 1832, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert T Haney, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Ann Webb, was 42. He married Martha Jane Simpson on 10 October 1853, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Alabama, United States in 1870 and Walker, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 4 April 1903, in Millsap, Parker, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Millsap, Parker, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bradford Haney
Martha Jane Simpson
Marriage: 10 October 1853
Newton Bolivar Haney MD
Montgrilia Lodusca Haney
John Jones Haney
James R. Haney
William Simpson Haney
Mary E. Haney
Robert Lee Haney
Armstad Grace Haney
Bedford Forest Haney

Spouse and Children

10 October 1853
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Ransom L Haney


    Benjamin Davis Haney Sr



    Sarah Ann Haney


    James T. Haney


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 3

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 12

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 29

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: probably a variant of Hanney .2 Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McHaney .3 Americanized spelling of Norwegian Hanøy, a habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from Old Norse haðna ‘young nanny-goat’ or hani ‘cock’ (probably indicating a crag or mountain resembling a cock's comb in shape) + øy ‘island’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William B Haney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Haney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William B Haney, "United States Census, 1880"

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