William T. Haskell
|William T. Haskell|
|United States Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 11th district
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
July 21, 1818|
|Died||March 12, 1859
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Paralee Porter Haskell|
|Children||Shephard P. Haskell
William C. Haskell
|Alma mater||University of Nashville|
Haskell was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on July 21, 1818. He was privately tutored, he attended the public schools of Murfreesboro, and he attended the University of Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Jackson, Tennessee. He married Sarah Porter, in Henry Co., Tenn., Feb. 7, 1838. They had six children: Shephard P., William C., Joshua, Viola, Anna, and Mary.
Haskell was a soldier in the Seminole War in 1836. During the Mexican-American War, he served in the First Brigade, Second Regiment of the Tennessee Volunteers. He worked as a lawyer in private practice.
Haskell died in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in an insane asylum, March 12, 1859 (age 40 years, 234 days). He was interred in Riverside Cemetery in Jackson, Tennessee. He was the nephew of fellow congressman Charles Ready. His widow was the first woman state librarian of Tennessee, appointed in 1871.
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