“John J. Haley (1868), merchant of Newton, son of Gordon and Mary (Rand) Haley, was born in Deerfield, N.H., Sept 26, 1823. He married May 25, 1842, Sarah L. Ware. He spent his boyhood in his native town, and attended there until he was sixteen years of age, when he came to Boston and entered the furniture business, in which he was engaged for thirty years. In 1868 he was senior member of the firm of Haley (1868)., Morse (1868) & Boyden, furniture manufacturers, No. 407 Washington Street, Boston.
Mr. Haley (1868) was a director in the Freeman’s National Bank about twenty years , and a trustee in the Franklin Savings Bank of Boston for about twenty years. He never held any political or military position. He was a member of the Freemasons and Odd Fellows . He was treasurer of the Haley Manufacturing Company, of Concord, N.H., where he remained a large portion of his time, though his residence was in Newton, Mass.”
Source: History of the Military Co. of Massachusetts: Now called the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. of Massachusetts, 1637-1888, Vol. 4, by Oliver Ayer Reynolds, Alfred Mudge and Son, Printers, Boston 1901, page 59