|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1825|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1884|
History of Randolph County, Indiana
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
by E. Tucker, 1882
JESSE G. HAYNES. This most estimable citizen, the son of Stephen and Laura (Gaynes) Haynes, was born in Herkimer Co., N.Y., January 10, 1825; he is the second of a family of nine children, six of whom are now living; his father was born in the State of New York, January 12, 1800, and his mother in the state of Vermont, December 20, 1804; his father is still living in Unionport, this county; his mother died in this county March 26, 1878. His parents removed from New York to Clinton Co., Ohio in the fall of 1834, and settled on a farm. They remained here for one year, when they removed to this county, where his father entered a half-section of land near Unionport; he subsequently purchased a forty-acre tract with slight improvements, and settled upon it. After three years, he sold the half-section and bought land adjoining the forty acres upon which he settled; he added to his purchases year after year, until he obtained a fine farm of 200 acres.
The subject of this sketch resided with his parents upon this farm until he was twenty-four years of age, devoting his time and energies in assisting his father upon the farm. His educational advantages were very meager, confined exclusively to such common district school as the county at that time afforded. After he was twenty-four, he hired out by the month for one year as a farm laborer, when he was united in marriage in Warren Co., Ohio with Matilda Cropper, daughter of Bela W. and Elizabeth Cropper, of Randolph Co., January 4, 1849. After marriage, he settled upon his father's farm, where he remained for three years, when he purchased ninety-six acres of the farm upon which he now resides; his farm now consists of 180 acres, with 125 acres under a high state of cultivation; his farm is located two and one-fourth miles south of Unionport, is a perfect square in form sloping gently to the south. It is of an excellent quality soil, beautifully situated and is very productive. Mr. Haynes is a scientific farmer, careful to keep his farm in excellent repair, and has provided commodious and convenient building. He has just completed a very excellent farmhouse, beautiful in architecture and convenient in construction. This building is two stories in height, containing nine rooms, a summer kitchen and wash-house.
Mr. and Mrs. Haynes are the parents of eight children, six of whom are now living - Emily A., born October 25, 1849, Alfred O., June 6, 1852, deceased on November 2, 1854; Martha V., born September 25, 1853; Stephen M., June 30, 1858, deceased August 1, 1859; Asa O., born January 14, 1860; Effie A., April 12, 1861; Edna L., November 9, 1864; Frank M., March 5, 1868. His two eldest children are married and settled in this county, and together have nine children. Mr. Haynes has always been a stanch Republican, and has done much for the good of his party in this county.
Stephen Haynes (1800 - 1891)
Laura Gaines Haynes (1804 - 1878)
Matilda Cropper Haynes (1824 - 1914)
Edna L Haynes Keller (1864 - 1962)*
Buena Vista Cemetery
Plot: Lot 56, Section 1, Space 4
Created by: Burt
Record added: Oct 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16286450