H. A. HAYNES

H. A. HAYNES, circuit clerk, is a native of Crittenden County, Ky., and the eldest of a family of seven children born to Robert F, and Anna C. (Chastain) Haynes, the father a native of Kentucky, and the mother of Virginia. Subject's paternal ancestors were from North Carolina, his great-grandfather Christopher Haynes immigrating to Kentucky many years ago, settling in what was then Livingston County. Here subject's paternal grandfather, Robert H. Haynes, was born; he first settled in the western part of Crittenden (then Livingston) County, near the Hurricane Iron Works. Later he moved near the county seat, and died January, 1881, aged seventy-four years. He was for many years justice of the peace, and served as first sheriff of Crittenden County under the old constitution. Samuel Chastain, subject's maternal grandfather, was a native of Virginia, which State he left in his early married life, immigrating to eastern Kentucky and settling in Manchester, Clay County, where he engaged in the manufacture of salt. He became quite wealthy, and died at an advanced age in 1860 or 1861. Robert F. Haynes, subject's father, was born in Crittenden County, December 1, 1829, and now resides in Volusia County, Fla., to which State he moved in 1883. He is a lawyer by profession and at one time served as attorney for Crittenden County. He was a Captain of Company E, Twentieth Kentucky Infantry, United States army, during the late war, and served with distinction until compelled to resign on account of sickness. Mrs. Haynes is living also. They are the parents of seven children: H. A., S. C., Robert F., Mary W., W. D., Alexander C. and George T., all of whom are living. H. A. remained with his parents until he was twenty-one years age, receiving his education in the schools of Marion, and attending the academy a number of terms. At the age of seventeen he engaged as traveling salesman for the Neurine Manufacturing Company of Marion, which position he filled for five years, doing a very successful business in the meantime. In 1877 he entered the store of T. J. Cameron, as clerk, remaining with him five months, and in 1879 he accepted a position as deputy circuit, clerk under W. J. L. Hughes. In 1880 he was elected circuit clerk of Crittenden County, after a spirited contest, his competitor being a very popular man, and a member of the dominant party. At the time of his election, Mr. Haynes was probably the youngest county official in the State, but it is safe to say, that Crittenden County never had a more popular or efficient one than he. Mr. Haynes was married June 3, 1880, to Miss Lizzie T., daughter of Samuel and Sarah A., (Hall) Adams, of Ohio. Two children bless this union: Chastain W., and Robert H. Mr. Haynes is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and votes with the Republican party. Mrs. Haynes belongs to the Marion Presbyterian Church.

 

Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Pages 730-731.