Silas Haney (1818 - 1890)

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Silas Haney
1818 - 1890
updated February 06, 2019
Silas Haney was born on November 7, 1818 at North Carolina, North Carolina. He died on November 7, 1890 in Mississippi at 72 years old.


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Silas Haney was born on at North Carolina, in North Carolina United States


Silas Haney died on in Mississippi

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Jernigan Cemetery, Jernigan Cemetery 1-21 East Marion St., in Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, MS (Mississippi), Mississippi USA 38863



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In an excerpt from a book named "United Daughters of the Confederacy", page 100, four paragraphs were submitted by Elizabeth Haney Bell (Silas' Great Grandaughter). She states that Silas joined the Confederate States Army as a private Feb. 20, 1863. He was assigned to Co. A, 2nd Btry., Harris MS State Cav. under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Silas was captured May 5, 1863 and quickly escaped to return back to finish the war, being discharged in GA.

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Silas Haney died on November 7, 1890 in Mississippi at 72 years old. He was buried in Jernigan Cemetery, Pontotoc, Mississippi USA. He was born on November 7, 1818 at North Carolina, North Carolina. We are unaware of information about Silas's immediate family.
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In 1818, in the year that Silas Haney was born, on December 3rd, Illinois was admitted as the 21st U.S. state. Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barack Obama were from Illinois. Ronald Reagan was the only U.S. President who was born and raised in Illinois.

In 1840, he was 22 years old when on July 23rd, Upper Canada and Lower Canada were merged by the British Parliament, creating the United Province of Canada. This area later became the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

In 1855, Silas was 37 years old when on June 29th, The Daily Telegraph began in London. The newspaper began as The Daily Telegraph and Courier and still has the reputation of being a quality paper.

In 1867, Silas was 49 years old when on January 8th, African-American men were given the right to vote in the District of Columbia when Congress overrode President Andrew Johnson's veto. This was the first place in the U.S. to give African Americans the right to vote.

In 1890, in the year of Silas Haney's passing, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

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