SAMUEL G. HAILE
|Samuel G. Haile, one of the old settlers of St.
Francois County, was born at Big River Mills in that county, June 3, 1832. He is the son
of Thomas and Margaret Haile, who were among the earliest arrivals in this region. Young
Haile lived with his parents until manhood and in 1865 removed from Missouri to Perry
County, Illinois. After the close of hostilities during the war he returned to his native
county, and engaged in his chosen walk of agriculture. He has given careful and systematic
attention to this subject, and belongs to an association formed for the promotion of
agricultural interests called the Banner Alliance. His fine estate in St. Francois County,
Mo., embraces 211 acres of excellent property. His political opinions generally find full
expression in the principles of the Democratic party. January 28, 1861, he was united in
marriage to Miss Virginia Ann Polk Hutchings. Mrs. Haile was born in Tennessee, May 28,
1844, and came as a child with her parents to St. Francois County. She died January 10,
1887, leaving four of her five children, who survive her: Geneva, Eva M., Elizabeth L. and
Wendell G. She was an esteemed member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, which place
of worship the family attends.
GOODSPEEDS HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888, page 638.
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