Littleberry Hare

The relationship, if any, of Littleberry Haire to Richard White is uncertain.

Littleberry Haire was enrolled in Company A of the 5th Florida Cavalry Battalion at Chattahoochee, Florida, on 5 August 1862 and was recorded as having deserted on 7 January 1865; however he was surrendered at Tallahassee, Florida, on 10 May 1865 and was present to be paroled on 16 May 1865.  He was paid for use and risk of his own horse, and though it is not entirely clear what that rate of pay was, it appears that it brought his monthly income considerably above the $11.00 per month which was the pay of a Confederate private.

There was a Littleberry Hare who lived in Early/Decatur County, Georgia, and was originally known as Littleberry Rogers, but was legitimized by an 1839 act of the Georgia legislature and by it recognized as a son of William W. Hair of Early County, Georgia.  William W. Hair was one of the sons of Edmond Hair, Sr., who was enumerated next to his brothers Thomas Cason Hair and Edmond Hair, Jr., in Decatur County, Georgia, on the 1830 census.  However, the best information that I have on this Littleberry Hare is that he was a son of Rayfor/Raiford Hare of Jackson County, Florida.  In turn, Rayford is reputed to have been a son of a William William Hare... presumably the same William who settled near Apalachicola Creek Chief Econchattamicco's Reserve, or to use a more modern designation... the town of Sneads, in Jackson County, Florida.  But whether that was the same William W. Hare previously mentioned, or some other William Hare, has so far been beyond my ability to penetrate the fog of time.

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This page was created by Richard White on 8 September 2001.
Changes to this page were last made by Richard White on  10 August 2007.