Zebedee Haines Papers
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The letters in this collection reveal a family deeply involved with meetings, committees, and concerns of the Society of Friends, as well as with local affairs, family, friends, and farm life.
- Haines, Zebedee, 1843-1923 (Person)
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Their son, Alfred S. Haines, who graduated in 1894 and went on to Haverford College, served as assistant teacher, as a teacher of botany, English, and rhetoric, and originated the School's eight acre “pine forest”. The Haines family also ran a dairy farm at West Grove, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
Zebedee was equally active in the work of the Society of Friends, in particular, the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting which in 1797 had established reservations among the Seneca Indians at Allegheny and the Oneidas at Cattaraugus in western New York State. In 1903 Zebedee traveled to these reservations with Joseph S. Elkinton (1830-1905), and later the same year both visited Indians in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Zebedee's letters of Nov. 1903 describe conditions of the Indians at these places. Elkinton's father, Joseph Elkinton (1794-1868), had been a founder in 1822 of the school for Seneca Indian boys at Tunesassa, and Joseph S. was himself born there. By 1852 girls had been admitted as boarders, and education at Tunesassa is described in some of the 36 letters written in 1908-1909 by (Mary) Elizabeth Haines, daughter of Zebedee and Anna Haines, who taught there. Zebedee continued his involvement with Tunesassa as late as 1910, and also traveled widely, visiting other Yearly Meetings.
Anna P. Harvey was the daughter of Thomas M. Harvey and his first wife, Deborah Phillips, who died when Anna was only four years old. Thomas married second to Cassandra Brinton of Sadsbury Monthly Meeting in 1857, and Anna regarded Cassandra as her mother. Thomas M. Harvey ran a model farm for experimental agriculture in West Grove, Pennsylvania, About 20 letters written to Anna from her parents while she was teaching at Westtown in the late 1860's are included in this collection. Both of Anna's parents had also been students at Westtown.
HAINES FAMILY GENEALOGY
Richard and Margaret Haines of Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, Eng., were converted to Quakerism in the early 1670's, and left England for America in the Spring of 1682 on the ship Amity. Richard died at sea, and Margaret and the children settled in Burlington Co., NJ. Margaret married 2nd in 1685 to Henry Burcham, of Bucks Co., PA.
Richard Haines Jr., baptized at Aynhoe on 6 Aug. 1665, died NJ 1746, married about 1691 to Mary Carlile, daughter of John and Mary (Goodwin) Carlile.
Abram Haines, b. about 1696, d. 1758, married under care of Haddonfield MM in 1719, to Grace Hollinshead, daughter of John and Agnes (Hackney) Hollinshead.
Benjamin Haines. b. 1725, d.??, married 3rd in 1776, at Chesterfield MM, to Sarah Butcher, daughter of John and Mary Butcher.
Clayton Haines, b. 20 May 1780, d. 1816, married 15 Jan. 1807 at Evesham MM to Rebecca Wills, daughter of Zebedee and Priscilla (Moore) Wills. Rebecca b. 1784, d. 1853. Zebedee Wills, son of Micajah Wills, b. 1756. Priscilla Moore, daughter of John Moore, b. 1762, d. 1815.
Zebedee Haines b. 26 Nov. 1807, d. 6 Sept. 1860, married 12 Apr. 1830 at Chesterfield MM to Elizabeth Hendrickson, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Hendrickson.
Zebedee Haines, b. 20 Sept. 1843, d. 16 Oct. 1923, married 22 Dec. 1870 to Anna P. Harvey, daughter of Thomas and Deborah (Philips) Harvey. Anna b. 28 Jun. 1849, d. 4 Oct. 1924. Zebedee was a Minister of New Garden MM, and Anna and Elder. Lived on a dairy farm at West Grove, Chester Co.
Thomas Harvey Haines b. 4 Nov. 1871, d., married 27 Dec. 1901 to Rachel A. Russell, at Short Creek MM, Ohio. Rachel d. 24 Sept. 1903. Married 2nd, in 1913 to Helen??. The marriage was to a non-Friend. Harvey was a psychiatrist and professor at Ohio State University.
Edgar L. Haines, b., d., married Dec. 1919 to Flora McBane.
Alfred S. Haines b., d. 1909, married in 1901 to Edith Hayes of Salem, Ohio, she b. 1876. Alfred S. taught botany, English, and rhetoric at Westtown School from 1898 until his death from a brain tumor in 1909.
Deborah Philips Haines b. 30 May 1876, d. 22 Jan. 1914, married 25 May 1905 to Evan B. Sharpless, son of Joshua C. Sharpless.
William Herbert Haines b., d., married 24 Jan. 1914 at Short Creek MM, Ohio, to Hannah M. Cope, daughter of Benjamin and Marietta Cope.
Mary Elizabeth Haines, b. 1886, d. 9 Mar. 1920, was partially paralyzed, probably by polio, at the age of three, and used crutches the rest of her life.
CLAYTON AND REBECCA (WILLS) HAINES
Clayton was b. 1780, d. 1816, married at Evesham MM on 15 Jan. 1807 to Rebecca Wills, daughter of Zebedee and Priscilla (Moore) Wills.
Son Zebedee Haines was b. 26 Nov. 1807, d. 6 Sept. 1860, married 12 Apr. 1830 at Chesterfield MM to Elizabeth Hendrickson, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Hendrickson.
Children of Zebedee and Elizabeth Haines
Rebecca W. b. 11 Feb. 1831, d. 7 Nov. 1898, married Joshua L. Harmer.
Margaret b. 10 Mar. 1832.
Jane E. b. 7 Apr. 1833, d. 14 Apr. 1918, married Samuel J. Eves in 1861.
Priscilla M. b. 18 Jan. 1835, d. 1918, married Joseph B. Evans in 1862.
Amy b. 27 Mar. 1836, d. 24 Dec. 1890, married Joseph Nicholson in 1866.
Clayton b. 7 May 1837, d. 23 Feb. 1918, Colerain, OH, married Lydia McGrew in 1877.
Joseph Hendrickson b. 7 Dec. 1840, d. 6 Apr. 1920, married Anna Wills in 1877.
Elizabeth F. b. 5 Aug. 1842, d. 31 Aug. 1920, married Howard Darnell in 1868.
Zebedee b. 20 Sept. 1843, d. 16 Oct. 1923, married Anna P. Harvey in 1870.
John G. b. 20 Oct. 1848, d. 14 Feb. 1930, married Rebecca Patterson 1875.
Ellis b. 22 Jul. 1852, d. 11 Jan. 1915, married Catherine P. Howard in 1884.
Lydia A. b. 19 Jul. 1853, d. 14 Jun. 1927, unmarried.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
- Meeting papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Friends Boarding School for Indian Children (Tunesassa, N.Y.)
- Indians of North America -- Education
- Indians of North America -- New York (State)
- Indians of North America -- Nova Scotia
- Quakers -- Nova Scotia
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Quakers -- Social service
- Seneca Indians -- Education
- Society of Friends -- Indian affairs
- West Grove (Pa.) -- Quakers
- Westtown Boarding School
- Haines, Zebedee, 1843-1923 (Person)
- Haines, Anna P. (Anna Philips), 1849-1924 (Contributor, Person)
- Haines, T. Harvey (Thomas Harvey), b. 1871 (Contributor, Person)
- Haines, Mary Elizabeth, 1886-1920 (Contributor, Person)
- Elkinton, Joseph Scotton (Contributor, Person)
- Haines, Zebedee, 1843-1923 (Contributor, Person)
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1827-1948) (Contributor, Organization)
- An Inventory of the Zebedee Haines Papers, 1857-1922
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- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
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