John Leal Haynes

John Leal Haynes

Full Name: John Leal Haynes
Date of birth: July 3, 1821
Date of death: April 2, 1888

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 67 Nov 7, 1859 - Feb 21, 1861 8th (1) (2) (3)     Rio Grande City / Starr   Starr
H 67 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (4)     Rio Grande City / Starr   Starr

(1) [In late 1860 and early 1861] legislators Micajah Lewis Armstrong, John L. Haynes, and Robert H. Taylor mailed circulars to their constituencies defending their unpopular Unionist positions. They joined other Unionist legislators and convention delegates on February 6 in issuing an address entreating Texans to reject secession." "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 447. Journal of Southern History.
(2) Haynes resigned 2/21/1861. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
(4) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • John Leal Haynes. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • United States Army, Volunteer Force from Texas 1861-1865, Colonel, 1st Regiment Texas Cavalry [Union] and 2nd Regiment Texas Cavalry [Union], appointed 11/7/1863. 1st and 2nd Regiments consolidated 9/10/1864. Biographical sketch, pp. 66, 68, 162. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.


Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, Causes of Condition of Affairs in  
Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, Reward for Arrest of Certain Persons  
County and County Boundaries  
Privileges and Elections  
7th R.S. - 1857
Judicial Districts  
Military Affairs  
Tax Laws and Payment of Taxes Upon Real Estate  

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