“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Salado in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Robert Bonner Halley

(May 14, 1823 - October 4, 1875)

Robert Bonner Halley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. Robert Bonner Halley Marker
Inscription. A native of Georgia, Robert B. Halley brought his family to this area about 1853. With partner T.J. Eubanks, he operated a liquor distillery and a flour and grist mill on the Lampasas River. Halley served as Bell County Commissioner in 1859 and as a delegate to the State Democratic Party Convention the following year. He recruited and served as captain of a volunteer cavalry unit during the Civil War. Elected Bell County Sheriff in 1874, he died while in office in 1875. Halley and his wife Lydia (1831-1928) were the parents of eight children.
Erected 1991 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2344.)
Location. 30° 56.224′ N, 97° 31.93′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker can be reached from Baines St. Touch for map. Located in the Salado Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Salado TX 76571, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Welborn Barton and Louisa Adeline Barton (here, next to this marker); Capt. Milton Wesley Damron (here, next to this marker); The Rev. James E. and Fannie F. Ferguson (here, next to this marker); Dr. Samuel J. and Charlotte H. Jones
Robert Bonner Halley Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
2. Robert Bonner Halley Gravestone
(here, next to this marker); Hermon and Margaret L. Aiken (here, next to this marker); Old Salado Graveyard (here, next to this marker); Salado Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Archibald Johnson Rose (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salado.
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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