GEORGE V. HAYNES, merchant, whose business was established in 1865, is the son of John and Catherine (Schellhorse)
Haynes, both natives of Virginia, his father was a farmer, and came to Indiana, about the year 1838; he located
in Jennings County, but subsequently died in Tipton County. Our subject was born in Jennings County, Inds., August
12, 1842, and was reared in Jennings, Ripley and Tipton Counties. He attended school in Sharpsville, and in 1858
he entered the dry goods firm of Franklin, Haynes & Needham, where he was employed as clerk until 1861; he
then enlisted in Company C, Twenty sixth Indiana Vol_ unteer Infantry, was appointed Corporal, and soon after Sergeant;
he participated in the engagement at Perry Grove, Ark., where he was wounded, and was confined six months in the
hospital at Fayetteville, Ark.; he then joined his company in Missouri, and participated in the siege at Vicksburg;
September 29, 1863, he was captured on the Mississippi River, and was imprisoned at Tyler, Texas and Shreveport,
La., about ten months; he then joined his regiment at Donaldsonville, La., and was shortly afterward mustered out
at Indianapolis, Ind.; he then returned to Sharpsville, and completed his education; in 1865, he engaged in general
merchandise at Sharpsville, where he has built up a large business, carrying a $22,000 stock, and doing a business
of about $45,000 per year. Mr. Haynes has taken an active part in building up home industries. He was married,
November 28, 1867, to Miss Sarah E. Franklin, of Indiana. They have two children - Bertha, and one unnamed. Mr.
Haynes is a member of the I. O. O. F. and politically is identified with the Republican party.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Tipton County, IN
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