Biography of William W. Haines (1837- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 545.
William W. HAINES, farmer, and son of Dr. Mathias and Elizabeth (BROWER) HAINES, was born in Rising Sun, Ind., May 9, 1837. His parents were natives of New Hampshire and New York City, respectively. The HAINES family was among the first permanent English settlers of New Hampshire. The BROWER stock came from Holland. Mathias HAINES came to Indiana about 1815, and the mother of our subject a few years later. They were married in Lawrenceburg, Ind., but afterward settled in Rising Sun of the same State. He was a graduate of medicine, and was in active service for about forty years. He served as assistant during the War of 1812. He was a Whig until the late war, after which he affiliated with the Republican Party. He and wife were members of the New School Presbyterian Church. The father was born in 1785, and died in 1863; the mother was born in 1805 and died in 1873. Their family consisted of eleven children, eight of whom lived to be grown. Their eldest son, A. B., followed in the footsteps of his father, and practiced medicine successfully. The youngest but one, William W., received his education in the schools of his native town, and afterward spent a year at Wabash College. For two or three years, he clerked in a store, and then with two companions, started for Kansas. Arriving there in 1857, he took an invoice of his means and found that he had the modest sum of 75 cents. Having secured a quarter section of land by pre-emption, he returned to his home in 1859. In June, 1861, he enlisted in the Second Indiana Battery Volunteers, United States Army, and served over three years. He participated in twenty-six battles during the war, and was never wounded or taken prisoner. He enlisted as a private, and arose step by step until he was first-lieutenant, which position he held about two years. He received his discharge at Indianapolis, in August, 1864. In 1866 he married Miss Jane S. FRANK, a native of Henry County, Ky., born June 9, 1844. Their family consisted of eight children, six now living, three sons and three daughters. He was postmaster of his native town for about three years, and in 1870 he moved to Kentucky, and the same year to Lincoln County, Mo., settling where he now lives. For about four years, he held the office of justice of the peace, but refused to serve longer. He is a Republican in politics, a member of the Masonic fraternity, and also a member of the A. O. U. W. He owns 469 acres of land as the reward of his own industry and good management. He is doing a great deal in the way of raising fine stock of all kinds. He has the first and only imported Percheron horse brought to Lincoln County. Mrs. HAINES is a member of the Christian Church.
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