Information from Joy Russell:
Marion Jasper "Jap" Haynes and Fannie Ruth Haynes are both buried in the Witter Cemetery, Witter, Arkansas, and have identical tombstones. Marion Jasper died at Fayetteville, Arkansas, and his obituary appeared in the Madison County Record on 17 January 1929. Marion Jasper Haynes and Fannie Ruth Morris were married in Stone County, Arkansas, in 1896. Fannie was the daughter of Thomas Morris and was born 10 October 1869 and died 8 March 1922. The Haynes family moved to Madison County about 1908 and resided on Seals Creek between Aurora and Witter.
Letter from Michael Haynes of Blanchard, OK 73010, written
to Joy Russell on March 6, 1992:
......Marion Jasper Haynes, born April 13, 1843, died January 12, 1929, born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, near Murfreesboro. Born to Everett and Mary Jane Haynes. Marion Jasper had 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Brothers names are Newton, Menoah, Arch and John. Sisters names are Elmira, Mary, Jerusha, and Nancy. Marion Jasper's parents are both buried in the East Richwoods Cemetery (sometimes called the Case Cemetery) near Mountain View, Ark. As far as I have found Marion Jasper descended from John Haynes, Sr. (born 1754 in Maryland, died 1824 Sampson County, N. C.), then to John Haynes, Jr. of Sampson County, N. C., then to Everett of Sampson County, N. C.
......Marion and 3 of his brothers enlisted in the Confederate Army at the same time. Arch was supposedly killed in the Civil War as when it ended he was never heard from again. The three brothers that enlisted with Marion are Newton, Menoah, and Arch. Marion's youngest brother, John, was blind and is buried near his parents in the East Richwoods Cemetery.
......Marion Jasper married Delilah Brown. They had six children: Mollie, Mattie, William Emma, Everett and Dora. Delilah died in 1895 and spent the last 14 years of her life bedridden. After she died Marion took a second wife, Fannie Ruth Morris, and she bore him six children: Chester, Charles, Mary, Myrtle, Jeff and Marion Jasper, Jr.
Marion Jasper Haynes family taken about 1915.
Marion Jasper and Fannie Haynes, and their children,
Chester, Charley, Mary, Myrtle, Jeff and Jasper.
WAR STORIES LIVE IN HAYNES FAMILY
From The Ada (Okla) Evening News, Thursday, June 29, 1961, by Wenonah Rutherford:
......More has been written about the war between the States (Civil War is a dirty word this far south) than perhaps any other American historical event.
......Penmen have written in all mediums, poetry, drama, biography, history, factual and fanciful. They have dissected the war into battles, broken it up into campaigns, both sides, taken looks at the various generals, concentrated on military tactics and strategy, mulled over the political and economics aspects, causes and effects, each colored by the viewpoint and background of the author. And the war isn't over. It is still being fought on television and the movie screen.
......To the Haynes family, though this war which erupted over states rights is more that a page in a history book. Their father, Marion Jasper Haynes, was in the thick of the fray from the beginning until after the cease-fire.
......M. J. Haynes enlisted in the Army of the Confederacy May 16, 1861, at Nashville, Tennessee, and was assigned to Company A, 18th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry. his enlistment papers read "for three years". Wounded three times, and captured twice, he spent many months as a prisoner of war and was not released, and then on oath, until May 22, 1865, at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana.
......He was captured at Fort Donaldson on February 16, 1862, and sent to Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois, as a prisoner. Exchanged, he was captured on September 25, 1863, at Chattanooga, forwarded to Louisville, Kentucky, for exchange October 1, 1863. On October 10th he was sent to Camp Morton.
......Born in Tennessee, M. J. Haynes ran away from home to Arkansas at the age of 13. He helped build the first railroad in that state. He was 18 when the war broke out April 12, 1861. He returned to the Volunteer State and enlisted. (Both the North and South jockeyed for Tennessee and Kentucky just before and after the Act of Secession). Haynes saw action at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Chancellorsville and Perryville, commands of Buell and later Rosencrans.
......If February 1862 a Union force under General Grant, with the aid of a river fleet under Commodore Foote, captured Forts Henry and Donelson or Donaldson, with about 1500 prisoners and vast amounts of ammunition, artillery and supplies. Apparently Haynes was one of those prisoners. Later that year, General Bragg with 45,000 men marched on Tennessee but was defeated at Murphreesboro by General Buell. The last day of that year though the Army of the Cumberland was forced to retreat after three days of hard fighting. And in 1863 at the battle of Chickamauga, the Confederate Army made up mostly of Tennessee men, was almost destroyed.
......Haynes' sons, W. M. of Stratford, and M. J. of Mulberry, Kansas, who are visiting his brother and sister in Stratford, told how at Lookout Mountain the Confederates ran out of ammunition and used rocks to hurl down on their foes, a story they have heard their father tell. The South lost 94,000 in battle and 200,000 other died in service, an average of 700 a day, from starvation, sickness, as well as bullets.
......One time so many died they were ricked up like cordwood and allowed to freeze, the brothers recall their father telling. Once rations became so short Haynes' buddies killed a dog that strayed into camp and cooked and ate the animal. "Father said he tasted it to please the others" W. M. said. "He said sometimes they fared well as to rations, at other times almost starved, in fact, many did".
......Marion Jasper Haynes returned to Arkansas after being released from prisoner of war camp. He engaged in farming. Della bore him six children. After her death he married Fannie Morris and she, too, bore him six children. Ten of the 12 children are living: Mollie Haynes, 93, (she married a man named Haynes) is the eldest. She and her brother, W. M. Haynes, 88, came to Stratford in 1906 from Arkansas and have resided there since. Mrs. Haynes has 10 children, all living.
......A sister, Emma Privett, 85, lives in DeQueen, Ark., and Dora Hinckle, at Mountain View, Ark., is 80. Mattie and Everett were the other two of the six children by Lila. The six children of M .J. and Fannie Haynes include M. J. of Mulberry, Kansas; Mary Rice of Aurora, Ark.; Myrtle Keck of Pettigrew, Ark.; J. D. Haynes of Shoshone, Idaho; C. S. Haynes of Shreveport, La; and Charlie Haynes of Wanatache, Wash.
......W. M. Haynes has two sons, Arch and Cozy, both of Stratford, and a daughter, Euna Farley, Oklahoma City. M. J.'s daughter, Sharon Kay, 17, is the youngest grandchild of the Confederate soldier. She was graduated from high school on the 100th anniversary of her grandfather's enlistment in the army.
......M. J. Haynes recently received the papers of their father's war record and brought them along for his brother and sister to see.
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