Jonathan Haynes

Is your surname Haynes?

Research the Haynes family

Jonathan Haynes's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Jonathan Haynes

Also Known As: "Haines", "Hains"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: September 22, 1697
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts (Killed by Indians)
Place of Burial: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Haynes and Sarah Holton
Husband of Sarah Haynes
Father of Mary Haynes; Hannah Heath; Mary Preston; Thomas Haynes; Sarah Corbett and 6 others
Brother of Thomas Haynes; Sarah Aborne; Richard Haynes; William Hinds; Margaret Haines and 2 others
Half brother of Benjamin Houlton; Elizabeth Buxton; Henry Houlton; James Houlton and Capt. John Houlton

Managed by: Henn Sarv
Last Updated:
view all 27

Immediate Family

About Jonathan Haynes

Jonathan Haynes was born about 1646 in Salem, Massachusetts (Vital Records of Salem, Massachusetts, (Baptism 4-11-1648); the son of William HAYNES and Sarah INGERSOLL. He was not born in 1616 in Bedfordshire, England; as has been often stated. His age is given in two court depositions in 1682, giving his correct age. (see below). He was christened at the First Church of Salem on 11 June 1648. {S4}.

Jonathan was a brick maker and farmer.

He married Sarah MOULTON on 1 January 1674, daughter of William Moulton and Margaret Page. At that time Jonathan was said to be "of Newbury."

The family lived in Newbury ten years or more and then removed to Haverhill, where the births of their five youngest children are recorded; the first on the list there being Mary, born 3rd of March 1686/7, followed by Joseph, Ruth, Abigail and Elizabeth. Newbury records of the older children are incomplete. Thomas (born May 14, 1680) and Jonathan (born September 3, 1684) are listed, but the names of Sarah and Hannah, the two eldest of the family, and of Margaret (who, if her age at death is correctly stated, was younger than Thomas) are not given.

Haverhill, inland on the Merrimac River, was still a frontier town, though founded in 1640, and but few towns suffered so severely from the Indians.

During King William's war, on the 15th of August 1696, Jonathan Haynes, his three sons (Thomas aged 16, Jonathan 12, Joseph 7) and his daughter Mary (aged 9) were captured by Indians.

A year and a half after the first captivity, Indians again appeared in Haverhill (February 22, 1697/8) killed Jonathan Haynes and a neighbor, Samuel Ladd, and carried off their two sons, Thomas Haynes and Daniel Ladd.

Sarah Haines, widow, Onesipherus Marsh and Stephen Dow, and Abraham Whitticer of Haverhill signed a petition on 17 April 1701, asking that measures be taken to secure the return of six children taken by the Indians from Haverhill. Two of the children who were taken and "yet wanting" were "Jonathan and Joseph hains taken August 15, 1696, Jonathan agged twelve and Joseph seven years". Her two sons were never returned to Massachusetts, and as records and stories later reveal, remained in Canada, married into French Canadian families and had forgotten their native language.


See http://members.aol.com/chrishayne/jonathan.htm for a thorough history.

Jonathan and 4 of his children (Mary, 19; Thomas, 16; Jonathan, 12; Joseph, 7) were captured by Indians in Haverhill, MA on 15 Aug 1696 while reaping a crop within site of the farmhouse. They were taken to Penacook, NH (now the Concord area) where the Indians divided. Jonathan and his son Thomas were taken into Maine and later escaped, after an exhausting journey, to Saco. The other 3 children were taken to Canada and sold to the French. Mary was "redeemed" for 100 pounds of tobacco, but the brothers remained in Canada, married there and became wealthy farmers.

Jonathan was killed by Indians on 22 Feb 1698. Thomas was captured and after a year or more was "redeemed". The Indian chief reportedly gave him an ornamental cane as a token of respect for good conduct as a prisoner. This cane, about four feet long and broken in three pieces, now resides at the New England Historical Genealogical Society in Boston, MA. The bottom two feet are round; the top two feet has eight sides and each side is carved into diamond and triangular patterns. The top has a metal band and metal stud in the center. The Society also has four journals by Guy Carleton Haynes, which contain a history of Boston from 1833-1877.

[Robert Engelhardt]

Also see:

JONATHAN HAYNES, son of William and Sarah (Ingersoll) Haynes, was baptized June 11, 1648, together with his sister Sarah. In 1682 he deposed that he was then aged about thirty-six years, which would place his birth date in 1646. An Essex County court record gives the marriage of Jonathan Haines of Newburie to Sarah Moulton 30th of the 10th month (Dec.) 1674. She was the daughter of William and Margaret (Page) Moulton of Hampton, N. H., born December 17, 1656.

Notice of the marriage appears also in Newbury, Mass. vital records but differs on two points from the court record. The date is given as two days later (January 1, 1674) and the wife's name is given as Mary. Sarah Moulton's sister Mary had died July 27, 1664. One assumes that the entry was made from an inexact report or from faulty memory. Unfortunately, forgetting that at that time the first of the year fell on March 25 and not on Jan. 1, the date was misinterpreted. Had double dating been used it would have read 1 Jan. 1674/5. By adding (giving no authority) ten years to the date of Mary Moulton's death, the statement appeared in print and has been continually copied, that the first wife of Jonathan Haynes was Mary Moulton, that she died the 27th of July 1674, and that he married her sister five months later.

The family lived in Newbury ten years or more and then removed to Haverhill, where the births of their five youngest children are recorded; the first on the list there being Mary, born 3rd of March 1686/7, followed by Joseph, Ruth, Abigail and Elizabeth. Newbury records of the older children are incomplete. Thomas (born May 14, 1680) and Jonathan (born September 3, 1684) are listed, but the names of Sarah and Hannah, the two eldest of the family, and of Margaret (who, if her age at death is correctly stated, was younger than Thomas) are not given.

Haverhill, inland on the Merrimac River, was still a frontier town, though founded in 1640, and but few towns suffered so severely from the Indians. During King William's war, on the 15th of August1696, Jonathan Haynes, his three sons (Thomas aged 16, Jonathan 12, Joseph 7) and his daughter Mary (aged 9) were captured by Indians. At Pennacook (Concord, N. H.) the party divided. The father and his eldest son, Thomas, were taken to an Indian village in Maine from which they escaped; but the man's strength failed as they wandered in the forest, and the boy, leaving him, followed the whirring sound of a saw mill which led him to Saco, where he found help for his father.

Tradition says that the second Indian group tarried until winter near Pennacook, then, carrying Mary on a hand sled, went to Canada, where they sold her and her young brothers to the French. Mary was redeemed the next winter by the payment of a hundred pounds of tobacco carried North (again tradition says) on a hand sled. The two boys were identified many years later in Canada. They had grown up as Frenchmen, married into French-Canadian families and forgotten their native language.

A year and a half after the first captivity, Indians again appeared in Haverhill (February 22, 1697/8) killed Jonathan Haynes and a neighbor, Samuel Ladd, and carried off their two sons, Thomas Haynes and Daniel Ladd. Thomas again escaped, as did Daniel Ladd, finally, though at his first attempt he had been recaptured and subjected to torture.

Administration of her husband's estate was granted to Sarah Haines relict and widow of Jonathan Haines of Haverhill July 5, 1698, at Salem court. She, with three other residents of Haverhill, signed a petition, dated April 17, 1701, addressed to the Lieut. Governor and Council, begging that the act which had been passed for the redeeming of captives be put into execution as speedily as possible. No later record of her has been found. She is said to have died in 1731, which may be so. She would then be in her seventy-fifth year.

Five years after the death of Jonathan Haynes, Haverhill records give the marriage of his daughter Sarah, January 19, 1702/3, to Thomas Kingsbury, Senior. She was his second wife. Eventually this family, as did others from Haverhill, removed to Windham County, Conn. and in Plainfield, when distribution of town lands was being made, "whereas through the Goodness of God Thomas Kingsbury is returned from a Long Captivity and is now Providentially Cast amongst us," there was deeded to him a tract of twenty acres lying on the north side of the River Moosup. Among the twenty-seven subscribers, "lawful proprietors of the land," was his elder brother, James Kingsbury, who had been one of the early Plainfield settlers. The deed was dated October 7, 1708 and approved in the Town meeting the 2nd of December, 1708. It is not clear as to whether the captivity had been before or after the marriage to Sarah Haynes.

Nearly twelve years later, Plainfield records give the death of Thomas Kingsbury, June 11, 1720. His children by his first wife had been killed in an Indian raid in Haverhill in March 1696/7, and there were no children of the second marriage. In his will he left all the land and building where I now dwell to his beloved Cozen Thomas Kingsbury, who was his nephew and his wife's brother-in-law, married to her sister Margaret Haynes in Haverhill, November 25, 1706. Also named in the will is Cousin Bartholomew who lives with me and to continue to live with my wife. This was his wife's nephew, the ten-year-old son of her sister Hannah Haynes and John Heath, who had been married in Haverhill December 16, 1697, two months before Jonathan Haynes was killed.

The widow, Sarah (Haynes) Kingsbury, married, as his second wife, William Corbett. First Church records of Lebanon, Conn. show that Sarah Corbett was admitted to the church October 29, 1721.

In Essex County, Mass. Registry of Deeds will be found a complete list of the family of Jonathan and Sarah (Moulton) Haynes, in their claim, in 1731, to land inherited from their great-grandfather, Richard Ingersoll of Salem. The eldest son, Thomas of Haverhill (who had married Hannah Harriman in 1703) represented his brothers and sisters:

           Jonathan and Joseph Haynes of Canada.
           William Corbett and wife Sarah of Lebanon, Conn.
           John Heath and wife Hannah of Norwich, Conn.
           Thomas Kingsbury and wife Margaret of Windham, Conn.
           John Preston and wife Mary of Windham, Conn.
           John Corliss and wife Ruth of Haverhill, Mass.
           Heirs of Jack (Jacob) Warren and wife Abigail, deceased.
           Isaac Spalden (Spalding) and wife Elizabeth of Plainfield, Conn.

Source: The New England Ancestry of Dana Converse Backus by Mary E. N. Backus (1949)

view all 24

Jonathan Haynes's Timeline

1648
April 11, 1648
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
April 11, 1648
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
June 11, 1648
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
June 11, 1648
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
June 11, 1648
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
1648
1675
November 14, 1675
Age 27
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
1677
July 19, 1677
Age 29
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 2, 1677
Age 29
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony