Obituary from the Edgefield Advertiser:
Died, at her residence on Flat Creek, Lancaster District, on the 9th inst., Mrs. Catherine
Haile, in the 102th year of her age. The deceased was born in Rappahannock, Virginia,
in March 1738, and removed to her late residence on Flat Creek before the Revolutionary
War; in early years she was a school mate of the Patriot Gen. Sumter and has been a
widow for the last 45 years, her husband having died in Columbia in December 1794 while
attending to his duties as Representative in the State Legislature from Lancaster District.
For more than 70 years she has been a zealous and constant member of the Baptist
Church. "Mercury" (Ibid.)
The daughter of Benjamin Haile, Sr., and Catherine Ferguson Haile, Susanna Haile,
married James Blakeney, the son of Capt. John Blakeney.
Hopefully, this obituary will clarify some of the confusion between Benjamin Haile, Sr.,
and Benjamin Haile, Jr.
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