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Jonathan Haralson, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1830
Death: Jul. 11, 1912

The Confederate Veteran, Vol. XXI, 1913

"Judge Jonathan Haralson

Judge Jonathan Haralson, for sixteen years associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, died recently at his home in Montgomery, Ala. He was one of the most distinguished jurists of Alabama, and retired from the bench in 1908. He was in his eighty-second year Jonathan Haralson was born October 18, 1830, in Lowndes County, Ala, the son of William Browning Haralson, an early settler from Georgia in Lowndes County. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1851 with the degree of A. B. receiving the degree of A.M. from the same institution in 1854. After receiving his degree of LL.D from the University of Louisiana in 1853, he practiced law at Selma.

During the War of the States Judge Haralson was the agent at Selma of the Niter and Mining Bureau of the Confederate States. In 1876, he was appointed by Governor Houston as judge of the city court of Selma, which office he held until 1892, when he was elected associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He was again reelected associate justice in 1898, and remained on the bench until he retired in 1908.

Judge Haralson was for many years a trustee of Howard College and also of Dallas Academy. He was also a trustee of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. In 1892, Mercer University, Macon, Ga., conferred upon him the honorary degree of LL.D. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Mattie Ellen Thompson, daughter of John W. Thompson, of Columbus, Ga. On May 20, 1869, he married Miss Lida J. McFadden, daughter of Robert H. McFadden, of Greensboro, Ala. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two granddaughters."

The marriage between Lida Johnston McFadden and Jonathan Haralson is recorded in the Dallas County.

Obituary for the Selma Journal, Thursday, July 11, 1912:

"Judge Haralson Died at 11:15 Today

Montgomery, July 11 - Judge Jonathan Haralson, former member of the Supreme Court, died at his home in this city at 11:15 today. Remains will be carried to Selma for Burial, the funeral taking place from the First Baptist Church on Friday. Judge Haralson was eighty-two years old and former President of Southern Baptist Convention.

Judge Haralson was educated at the University of Alabama, and was graduated thereform [sic] as A. B. in 1851. In 1853 he was graduated by the law firm of University of Louisiana in the degree of LL. B., and began the practice at once in this city. He gave his time and talents to the practice of law until 1876 when he was appointed by Governor Houston to the City Judgeship, the place now held by Judge J. W. Mabry. As a lawyer Judge Haralson ranked among the foremost in the State, and as Judge, his character was spotless. He was an educated, polished, courteous gentleman at all times, deeply interested in the cause of education and consistent alike in presence and practice.

Judge Haralson was first married near Columbus, Ga., in 1858 to a daughter of the late John W. Thompson of that place. She died in 1867 in Paris, France, whither she had accompanied her husband the previous year. He was married a second time in 1868 to Miss Lida McFadden of Greensboro.

Judge Haralson is survived by his wife and two daughters: Miss Carolyn, and a married daughter Mrs. Stavely, living in Washington."
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Browning Haralson (1799 - 1879)
  Temperance Martin Dunklin Haralson (1807 - 1839)
 
 Spouses:
  Martha Ellen Thompson Haralson (1839 - 1867)*
  Lida J McFaddin Haralson (1847 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  John Haralson (1859 - 1859)*
  Mary Haralson (1873 - 1907)*
  Caroline Haralson (1874 - 1946)*
  Willie Browning Haralson Stavely (1876 - 1932)*
  Jonathan Haralson (1886 - 1886)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jonathan Haralson (1830 - 1912)
  James T Haralson (1833 - 1863)*
  Hugh Anderson Haralson (1835 - 1903)*
  Kinchen Lee Haralson (1843 - 1928)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Live Oak Cemetery
Selma
Dallas County
Alabama, USA
Plot: LO 03 99W 4
 
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Originally Created by: jdc
Record added: Sep 23, 2011
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Jonathan Haralson, Sr
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Jonathan Haralson, Sr
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