Silas Haney (1818 - 1890)

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
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 March 22nd, Easter Day fell on the earliest possible date in western Christianity. This won't happen again until 2285.

In 1825, he was merely 7 years old when on October 26th, the Erie Canal opened. Construction had begun in 1817 and the completion of the canal provided passage from Albany New York to Buffalo New York and Lake Erie. Previously, pack animals had to be used to transport goods - there were no railroads - and the canal allowed goods to be shipped relatively easily and quickly.

In 1840, Silas was 22 years old when on February 6th, Māori chiefs and the British parliament signed the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty created a British governor of New Zealand and gave the Maori people the rights of British citizens.

In 1857, at the age of 39 years old, Silas was alive when on March 6th, the US Supreme Court ruled that Blacks were not citizens and that slaves couldn't sue for freedom. The case was known as Dred Scott v. Sandford. It further divided the country and added to the forces that created the Civil War. It wasn't overturned until the 14th Amendment became law in 1868.

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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