Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Civil War Veteran John Tilford Haynes of White County

Photo of Sergeant J. T. Haynes' tombstone, courtesy of Barbara Westfall
Barbara Westfall ( saw her great-grandfather, John Tilford Haynes, listed in our Members-Only database, Burials of Civil War Veterans from Indiana (1861-1904) and passed along some additional information on him - thanks Barbara!

John Tilford Haynes was a Sergeant in Company I of the 72nd Indiana Infantry. He was from Wolcott, White County, Indiana but actually enlisted at Remington, Jasper County, Indiana. He was also a Mexican War veteran, serving with the 2nd Indiana and the 7th Indiana.

He was wounded in Farmington, Tennessee and shot through both legs. He died in April 1903 and was buried in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Wolcott, White County, Indiana. More information can be found on his Find A Grave page.

John T.'s oldest son, David Haynes, was 14 years old when he enlisted with him and he served with the same company throughout the war. It's not clear what happened to David and where he is buried - he may be the David Haynes on the Benton County 1880 mortality schedule, but there is no record of his getting a tombstone for his military service.

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