Biography of James S. Haynes
Potter County, PA Biographies

JAMES S. HAYNES, farmer, P. 0. Harrison Valley, was born in Guilford, Chenango Co., N. Y., August 17, 1839, a son of Samuel and Eunice (Copley) Haynes, both natives of the State of New York, who settled in Harrison township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1842, where the father cleared and improved the farm now occupied by James S., and on which both parents died. Their children were Maria (Mrs. Henry Outman), Rowland V., James S. and Sarah A. (Mrs. John Olney). James S. Haynes was reared in Harrison township, receiving a common school education. He has always devoted his attention to farming, and at his father's death succeeded him to the ownership of the homestead by purchase. and here he has always resided. He was married, October 16, 1860, to Elizabeth, daughter of Willis and Julia (Yale) Spencer, of Harrison township. They have one son, Lewis E. Mr Haynes is a representative farmer and citizen. Politically he is a Republican, and has held several of the local offices in the township.

History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890

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