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SUMMARY of the HISTORY
of the HAYNES FAMILY

The Beginning

The Haynes name has also been spelled in the records as "Hanes" and "Haines". It is an English place name for the man from any of the various places named for the Old English word "heghen", meaning enclosure. Haynes is a common place name in Devon, England.

The first Haynes on the Gillett family tree comes from Virginia.

The FIFTH Generation   -   The Eli Haynes Family     BACK to the GILLETT FAMILY

Eli Haynes, the first Haynes on the Gillett family tree, was born in 1804 in Patrick County, Virginia. Patrick County is located in the southwest section of Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Eli married twice. His first wife, Mary Branson, was born about 1807 (probably in Tennessee but it may have been Virginia). It is not certain, but Eli and Mary were probably married about 1826 or 1827 in Marion County, Tennessee. Marion County is located over the Appalachian Mountains in southeast Tennessee, just west of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Their first son was born in Tennessee.

About 1830 the Eli Haynes family moved to Gasconade County, Missouri, where their remaining six children were born. Gasconade County is located in central Missouri on the Missouri River, about half way between St. Louis and Jefferson City.

About 1847 they moved again. This time to Barry County, Missouri, where Eli had a farm in the Capps Creek Township. Barry County is located in the southwest part of Missouri. Capps Creek Township is located in the extreme northwest corner of Barry County near the Lawrence / Newton county lines. At the time Eli was about 43 years old and Mary was about 40 years old. Their oldest daughter, Delilah, was about 12 years old.

Living next door to them in 1847 was the Waltrip family, consisting of Elijah Waltrip (32 years old) and his wife, Esther (Terry) Waltrip (about 24 years old) with their then three children, the oldest about 5 years old. Four years later (after his wife, Esther, died), Elijah Waltrip would marry Eli Haynes's daughter, Delilah Haynes.

Eli Haynes and Mary (Branson) Haynes were the parents of seven children:

  • Martin Luther Haynes
      Born:   August 28, 1828 in Tennessee
            Martin served in the Civil War as a private in Company J of the 6th Missouri Cavalry - he enlisted
            February 1862 at the age of 33 and was discharged February 1863 in Washington DC - he was
            a farmer in Barry County, Missouri
      Married:   Martha Ann Brown on September 23, 1852, in Corsicana, Barry County, Missouri - she was born
            April 22, 1829, in Tennessee, the daughter of William and Susannah Brown - Martha died October 1,
            1894, in Barry County at age 65
      Died:   February 18, 1883, in Barry County at age 54 - both he and his wife are buried in the Elijah Waltrip
            Cemetery (now Eugene Gates Cemetery) about a mile west of Purdy, Missouri
      Children:   Six
      • Robert Warren Haynes
          Born:   February 29, 1855
          Married:   Milly Minervie Patton on November 3, 1878, in Barry County, Missouri - she was
                born September 20, 1854, in Franklin County, Arkansas, and she died in Wister, Le Flore
                County, Oklahoma, August 3, 1934, at age 79
          Died:   December 29, 1935, in Wister, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, at age 79
          Children:   Nine - the first four born in Barry County, Missouri, and the remaining born in
                Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
      • William Greene Haynes
          Born:   December 13, 1857
          Married:   Carolyn Eugenia Sheperd
          Died:   in 1933 in Monett, Barry County, Missouri at age 75
          Children:   Eight - all born in Barry County, Missouri
      • Wesley Monroe Haynes
          Born:   January 1, 1867
          Married:   Elizabeth Anne Smith on January 13, 1887, in Barry County, Missouri - she was
                born January 22, 1868, in Cooper County, Missouri, the daughter of William Jasper and
                Martha Jane (Steele) Smith - Elizabeth died in Wister, Le Flore County, Oklahoma,
                March 29, 1940, at age 72
          Died:   November 16, 1912, in Wister, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, at age 45
          Children:   Thirteen
      • Mary Ella Haynes
          Born:   April 9, 1869
          Married:   George Reed - he was born in 1865 and died in 1931 about 66 years old
          Died:   June 3, 1941, in Wheaton, Barry County, Missouri - both she and her husband are
                buried in the Clark Cemetery in Butterfield, Barry County, Missouri
          Children:   Five
      • Ollie B. Haynes
          Born:   October 6, 1875
          Married:   Silas A. Turner on February 27, 1896 - he was born February 13, 1872 and
                died March 11, 1943, at age 71
          Died:   October 19, 1939, in Wheaton, Barry County, Missouri, at age 64 - both she and
                her husband are buried in the Clark Cemetery in Butterfield, Barry County, Missouri
          Children:   Seven
      • Phillip Henry Sheridan Haynes
          Born:   May 13, 1879
          Married:   Edna Mae Brown on August 28, 1900 - she was born April 25, 1880, in
                Cassville, Barry County, Missouri, and died December 10, 1957, at age 77
          Died:   August 4, 1957, in Wheaton, Barry County, Missouri, at age 78 - both he and his wife
                are buried in the Muncie Chapel Cemetery in Wheaton, Barry County, Missouri
          Children:   Nine
  • Alexander Haynes
      Born:   in 1830 in Gasconade County, Missouri
      Died:   at a young age
  • Alan Haynes
      Born:   in 1832 in Gasconade County, Missouri
      Died:   at a young age
  • Delilah Jane Haynes - direct ancestor (Great-Great-Grandmother) - see 4th generation
      Born:   October 12, 1835, in Gasconade County, Missouri
      Married:   Elijah Waltrip on March 4, 1851, as his second wife
      Died:   January 10, 1920, at age 84
      Children:   Eleven
  • Phillip Haynes
      Born:   about 1838 in Gasconade County, Missouri
      Married:   Mary A. Pryor before 1860 - she was born about 1829 in Tennessee -
             in 1880 they were living in Barry County, Missouri
      Died:   (Date/Place Unknown)
      Children:   at least two daughters
      • Elizabeth Haynes - born about 1864
      • Lucinda Haynes - born about 1869
  • Francis Marion Haynes
      Born:   about 1842 in Gasconade County, Missouri - Francis fought in the Civil War with Company D,
             Missouri's Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
      Married:   Sarah Birkes on June 25, 1871 in Purdy, Missouri - she was born January 3, 1849, in Carroll
             County, Arkansas, the daughter of Silas and Sallie (Rogers) Birkes - after Francis died in 1887,
             Sara returned to Carroll County where she married (2) _______ Blalock and was the mother of
             one more son - Sara died January 20, 1915, in Benton County, Arkansas, at age 66
      Died:   February 22, 1887, in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri, about 45 years old
      Children:   Six
      • Horace Haynes
          Born:   in Avoca, Benton County, Arkansas
          Died:   (Date/Place Unknown)
      • Alfred Pierce Haynes
          Born:   July 23, 1873, in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri
          Married(1):   Flora Belle Swofford in Breckenridge, Caldwell County, Missouri - she was born
                 April 19, 1875, in Daviess County, Missouri - Flora died April 20, 1914, in Carroll County,
                 Arkansas, at age 39
          Children:   Eight
          Married(2):   Alice Jones on March 18, 1915, in Carroll County, Arkansas
          Married(3):   Cynthia E. Bennett on December 7, 1937, in California
          Married(4):   Nancy E. Fultz on August 6, 1941
          Died:   September 5, 1959 in Exeter, Tulane County, California, at age 86
      • Albert Burr Haynes
          Born:   November 21, 1874, in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri
          Married(1):   Alice Wierick on July 8, 1896, in Carroll County, Arkansas - she was born
                 January 9, 1879 - Alice died August 23, 1898, in Berryville, Carroll County, Arkansas,
                 at age 19
          Married(2):   Sadie Andrews on June 24, 1900, in Brightwater, Washington County,
                 Arkansas - she was born April 24, 1884, in Cherokee, Benton County, Arkansas -
                Sadie died January 31, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri, at age 66
          Children:   Three
          Died:   July 2, 1948, in Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas, at age 73
      • Walter Monroe Haynes
          Born:   July 8, 1876
          Married(1):   Saloma C. Wiemer on July 26, 1899, in Brightwater, Benton County, Arkansas -
                 she was born October 16, 1882, in Madison County, South Dakota - Saloma died
                 March 20, 1900, in Brightwater, Benton County, Arkansas at age 17, just one month
                 after the birth of their daughter
          Children:   One daughter
          Married(2):   Clara Ethel Swofford on May 27, 1907, in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri - she
                 was born April 15, 1888, in Viola, Stone County, Missouri - she died January 12, 1978,
                 in Avoca, Benton County, Arkansas, at age 89
          Children:   Seven
          Died:   April 11, 1941, in Brightwater, Benton County, Arkansas, at age 64
      • Austin Albertus Haynes
          Born:   November 22, 1877, in Purdy, Barry County, Missouri
          Married:   Sarah High on October 3, 1905, in Oak Grove, Carroll County, Arkansas
          Died:   March 28, 1949, in Carr Lane, Barry County, Missouri, at age 71
      • Flora Viola Haynes
          Born:   October 21, 1883, in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas
          Married:   Henry Clyde Seaman on February 23, 1898, in Benton County, Arkansas
          Died:   April 18, 1969 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, at age 85
  • Mary Isabel Haynes
      Born:   about 1844 in Gasconade County, Missouri
      Married:   Lorenzo Dow Terry on August 4, 1870, in Barry County, Missouri - he was born
             December 7, 1845, in Madison County, Arkansas, the son of Martin and Mary Ann (Reed) Terry -
             Lorenzo died February 17, 1894, in Corsicana, Barry County, Missouri, at age 48
      Died:   April 14, 1914, in Butterfield, Barry County, Missouri, about 70 years old
      Children:   Five
      • Millard Alvin Terry
          Born:   January 17, 1873
          Married:   Ollie E. Savage
          Died:   May 8, 1916, at age 43
      • Thomas Martin Terry
          Born:   in 1875
          Married:   Ella Harris on March 31, 1913
          Died:    around 1950 about 77 years old
      • Delila Jane Terry
          Born:   November 11, 1879
          Married:   J.D. Savage on January 5, 1902
          Children:   Two
          Died:   February 22, 1943, at age 63
      • Charles Wesley Terry
          Born:   February 8, 1882
          Died:   (Date/Place Unknown)
      • Martha Elmira Terry
          Born:   February 19, 1887, in Barry County, Missouri
          Married:   Alfred Monroe Terry on February 14, 1906, in Barry County, Missouri - he was the
                 son of John King and Mary Ann (Riddle) Terry - Alfred died October 18, 1936
          Died:   October 2, 1922, in Barry County, Missouri, at age 35
Mary (Branson) Haynes died in 1853 about 46 years old. Eli Haynes then married (2) Fanny Smith in Gasconade County, Missouri on July 22, 1855. She was born about 1817 in Kentucky. Her maiden name is not known but she was a widow with at least two children. At the time of their marriage Eli was 51 years old and Fanny was 38 years old.

Eli's three youngest children that were not married -- Phillip (17), Francis (13) and Mary (11) -- went to live with their sister, Delilah, who had married Eli Waltrip in 1851. Two of them (Francis and Mary) were still living there in the 1860 census. Francis was listed as an 18-year-old farm laborer and Mary as a 15-year-old domestic. Also listed as living with Elijah and Delilah (Haynes) Waltrip were 3 of his children by a previous marriage, four of their own, two additional farm laborers, and a school teacher -- for a total of 14 people.

One of the farm laborers was a Harlin Smith (18 years old). Was he related to Eli Haynes' second wife, Fanny Smith?

Eli and Fanny (Smith) Haynes were the parents of two additional children:

  • Eliza A. Haynes
      Born:   September 2, 1856, in Gasconade County, Missouri
      Married:   _______ Harrison
      Died:   (Date/Place Unknown)
  • Baby Haynes
      Born:   about 1859 in Miller County, Missouri -
             (a name was not recorded in the 1860 census; listed as baby Haynes)
      Died:   (Date/Place Unknown)
Eli was about 55 years old when his last child was born. The 1860 census for Eli Haynes had him living with his new wife, Fanny (Smith) Haynes, in Miller County, Missouri, with their two children and two of her children by a previous marriage -- her 13- and 16-year-old daughters. Miller County is located in central Missouri, south of Jefferson City.

Eli Haynes died March 8, 1863, probably in Miller County, Missouri.

The FOURTH Generation   -   The Elijah Waltrip Family     BACK to the GILLETT FAMILY

Delilah Jane Haynes was born October 12, 1835, in Gasconade County, Missouri, the daughter of Eli and Mary (Branson) Haynes. She married Elijah Waltrip on March 4, 1851, in Barry County, Missouri, as his second wife. Elijah was born October 7, 1815, in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, the son of Luke and Susannah (Fentress) Waltrip. They were the parents of eleven children.

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Delilah died January 10, 1920, at age 84. Elijah died January 12, 1892, in Barry County at age 76. Both are buried in the Elijah Waltrip Cemetery (now the Eugene Gates Cemetery) in Barry County, Missouri.