Joel Haynes is the
next to last son in Henry Haynes' will.
He is probably the 10-15 year-old
son of the 1810 census.
He has left home by the 1820 census.
|Start with a search
of the 1850 census for a Joel Haynes, born in VA between 1795 and
There were five Joel Haynes listed in the 1850
census, (plus an additional 14 men whose names came up on a Soundex
search, e.g., Hanahs, Hewins, etc.)
The five were scattered in five different states, from Michigan
to Mississippi, with ages ranging from six to 52.
||Only one of the five was born in Virginia:Joel Haynes
of Audrain County, Missouri. He is 52 in the 1850 census, i.e., born
in 1798, which fits our search. he has six children, and a 54 year
old wife Martha, also born in VA.
||Similar searches of the US census for 1820 to 1840
show a Joel Haynes of the right age living in Missouri in 1830 and
1840. Those data all show an excellent fit with the 1850 data, and
with the 1810 data on the next to last son of Henry & Tabitha
Haynes. See the CensusMate
worksheet on Joel Haynes.
|Some unfinished work to be done.
No 1820 data except the census record of a Joel
Haynes in 1820 living in Ohio, who was 26 to 44 years old, i.e.
born before 1794. A bit too old.
The 1850 census shows a wife Martha. But there is a record of a
Joel Haynes marrying a Patsy Greer 19 November 1817, in KY. Could
this be Henry's son Joel? If so, we have a clue to Joel's whereabouts
in 1820, but must resolve whether Martha is his second wife.
The only listing for Joel Haynes in the tax rolls
for Bedford Co., VA, is in 1817, when he would have been 18 or 19.
We need to determine what time of year this was assessed.
The same 1850 census for Audrain Co., MO show a
Henry Haynes, 31, born in KY. His birthdate of 1819 fits the marriage
data for Joel of 1817, and with the unnamed son of Joel in the 1840
census. He would have been named for his grandfather Henry.
The 1830, 1840, and
1850 data for Joel Haynes in Missouri are an excellent fit with
the 1810 Bedford County Virginia data for Tabitha's son Joel. While
this does not prove this is the same person, it certainly is certainly
plausible, and no other person fits the data. The CensusMate worksheet
has allowed us to
use marriage and follow-on census data to assemble a reasonable
set of data to follow Joel from his first appearance in the 1810
census through 1850.