Biography of Benjamin W. Haines
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Benjamin W. Haines, who lives retired in East Liverpool, ranks among the honored pioneer citizens of Columbiana County and is a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Bordeaux, France, Oct. 1, 1841, and is the son of Benjamin and Mary (Appleby) Haines.

Both Benjamin Haines and his wife were natives of England. He traveled extensively and after his marriage lived in France for a number of years. In 1843 he went to New Mexico, then old Mexico, and shortly afterward settled in East Liverpool. He died at the age of 35 years His wife is also deceased. They were the parents of four children, as follows: Benjamin W., the subject of this sketch; Hannah, born in 1844, married Fred Croxall, both deceased; Mary, married Charles Shenkel, of East Liverpool, who served throughout the Civil War in Company F, 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and they are both deceased; and Caroline, the widow of John Orr, of East Liverpool, who served as a member of Company A, 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. She resides in East Liverpool.

Benjamin W. Haines was a small boy when his family located in East Liverpool. He attended the schools here and learned the potter's trade when a young man. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted April 15, 1861, and served with Company F, 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was sent to Washington, D. C., later into Maryland, and in March, 1862, crossed the Potomac River and went into action. Mr. Haines became disabled while with the 46th Regiment and was sent to a hospital at Harrisburg, Pa., from which he was discharged Nov. 28, 1862. He returned to East Liverpool and in Dec., 1862, reenlisted in Company A, 115th Ohio Regiment and served with this regiment until it was mustered out in Tennessee, June 10, 1865. Afterward he was transfered to the 188th Ohio Regiment and they were discharged in Nashville, Tenn., in November, 1865. Mr. Haines then returned to East Liverpool and was connected with the pottery industry until the time of his retirement in 1919. He lives at 687 Lincoln Avenue.

In 1861 Mr. Haines was united in marriage with Miss Katherine Peach, a native of Henrysburg, Ohio and the daughter of John and Frances Peach. She died April 19, 1923, and is buried in Riverview Cemetery. To Mr. and Mrs. Haines two daughters were born: Ina, the widow of John Tomlinson, lives with her father in East Liverpool; and Ella, the widow of Henry C. Morley, lives in East Liverpool.

Mr. Haines has been a life long Republican. He is a member of the Methodist Church and belongs to the Grand Army of the Republic. He is recognized as one of the representative and substantial citizens of the community in which he has spent so many years.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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