|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1940|
Co H 15th Alabama Calvary
Jeff enlisted at Mobile Ala, June 30, 1864
by Lieut Cleveland,
period of war
He entered Ross Hospital, Mobile Ala August 28, 1864, returned to duty Sept 5, 1864
The "Moss Point Advertiser" newspaper (Feb 22, 1940)
...Thus passes one of the grand old men of Jackson County, perhaps its oldest citizen. He was born on July 28, 1846, and lived his entire life on the place where he was born, making his own living, asking help of no man, doing his duty as he saw it, and ever ready to answer the call of distress and to assist those less fortunate than he. Of such men were the bone and sinew of this country. In early life he was a Methodist preacher, an old-time circuit rider, who rode from point to point on horseback preaching the Gospel and ministering to the afflicted and distressed ones in his charge. He farmed, while preaching, raised some cattle, and always, even until long past the age of retirement, made his own living, spending his declining years in his own home. Few men have such a record.
Uncle Jeff's daughter, Mrs. Eunice Green, resided with him, and she and her daughter, Genevieve Green, cared for him in his later years, giving him constant attention, doing all they could to make him happy as he approached the time when "The sun went down on his beautiful past," a past that was made beautiful by a life of service and devotion to his church, his country and his family...
The Daily Herald, Biloxi Miss.
Friday Jan. 26, 1940 p. 8
J. HAVENS DIES
Jefferson Havens, 94, native of Vancleave and retired Methodist minister, died at the family home Thursday morning at 4:30 o'clock.
He was a Confederate veteran, and is survived by three children of a family of eight.
Those surviving him are one son, Bill Havens, Vancleave, and two daughters, Mrs. Eunice Green, Vancleave, and Mrs. Walter Kinch, Lucedale.
The deceased's wife died in 1936. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, grand children, and great grandchildren.
The funeral was to be held this morning at 10:30 with services by Rev. P.O. Nix, Methodist pastor of Vancleave, and interment in the family cemetery at Vancleave.
Daily Herald - Biloxi Miss.
Saturday Jan 27, 1940 - page 2
REV. J. HAVENS FUNERAL
The funeral of Rev. Jefferson Havens, 94, who died at the family residence in Vancleave, Thursday at 10:30 am with services by Rev. P.O. Nix, Methodist minister in charge, assisted by Rev. C.H. Gunn, Biloxi, Rev. John W. Moore, Pascagoula, Rev. R.I. Moore, Ocean Springs, and Rev. Vaughan, Baptist pastor.
Interment was in the family cemetery at Vancleave.
The pallbearers were Reginald Green, Vincent Torrence, Huntley Green, Ross Fletcher, Wm. Moore and Jacob Lockard.
Obits Submitted by Linda Ellis
John Havens (1812 - 1900)
Sabra Ann Fletcher Havens (1814 - 1882)
Mary Jane Roberts Havens (1853 - 1936)
William Randle Havens (1870 - 1951)*
Melissa Ann Havens Allman (1873 - 1924)*
Val Havens (1876 - 1890)*
Sabra Eunice Havens Green (1878 - 1970)*
Lillie E Havens (1881 - 1937)*
Jennie Havens Green (1883 - 1913)*
Jefferson Stewart Havens (1883 - 1898)*
Mary Ruth Havens Kinch (1895 - 1967)*
Henry Cooper Havens (1831 - 1912)*
Susan Havens Rutherford (1834 - 1923)*
William Louis Havens (1837 - 1931)*
Sarah Emaline Havens Ladner Stevens (1839 - 1930)*
John Flurry Havens (1842 - 1926)*
Jefferson Hill Havens (1846 - 1940)
Albert Gallatin Brown Havens (1851 - 1920)*
Charles Edward Havens (1853 - 1921)*
Virgil Robert 'Bob' Havens (1856 - 1928)*
Sabra Ann Havens Reeves (1856 - 1920)*
Jeff Havens Cemetery
Created by: Linda Ellis
Record added: Jun 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53450678
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