m. 10 Apr 1843
- Permela Haynie Home - Chappell Hill, Washington County, Texas
Directions: N. Main St. (2 blocks N of Chesnut St.), Chappell Hill.
Marker #: 5477008347
Size, type: Medallion and Plate
Last reported condition: No report
Permela Haynie Home - Victorian house built on land deeded Permelia Haynie (Mrs. John Haynie) by sister and her husband. Framework is of hand-hewn cedar with square nails and wooden pegs. After 1900 storm and later, bay window, kitchen, and other rooms were added.
- Information on the father of John A. Haynie husband of Permelia Ann Hargrove
John was the proprietor of a mercantile store in Knoxville and made business trips to Augusta, Georgia. It was on one of these trips that he met his future wife, Elizabeth Brooks.
After becoming a true Christian, John kept a Journal extracts of which were published in the Texas Christian Advaocate following his death. In 1809, John went to hear Thomas Trower preach at Wagoner's Church, and following the church service he joined the church. In June 1811, at a quarterly conference held in Middle settlement, Blount County, by Frederick Steer P.E. of Holston District, John received his license to preach. He was ordained a Local Deacon by Bishop Asbury in 1815, and an Elder by Bishop George in 1825.
John established "White's Chapel", a church in Knoxville built on land contributed by Judge Hugh L. White and whose family contributed large sums for the building. John also established the Macedonian Church near Knoxville.
In 1826 John was living in Tuscumbia, Alabama, where he stayed for approximately fourteen years. John moved to Texas in 1839 with his wife, three children and his mother, Catherine (King) Haynie. He preached the first sermon heard in Austin, Texas, was one of the nine Methodist ministers who organized the first Texas Methodist Conference in 1840, was elected the first Chaplain of the Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1839 and served for several sessions; performed the first marriage ceremony in Travis County, Texas; and was the agent for Rutersville College for several years. Rev. John was Chaplain of the Constitutional Convention in 1845 ; was Chaplain of the Texas State Legislature in 1845. The first record of pay found in the Texas State Library Archives reads:
House of Representatives December 21st, 1839
This is to certify that the Reverend John Hayney Chaplain of the House of Representatives is entitled to pay from Nov. 11th inclusive to Dec. 21st inclusive.
Thos. W. Ward
41 Days $205.00 Clk. H. R.
John's name was found, in 1963, on the cornerstone of the First Methodist Church of Austin, Texas, as the first pastor and his picture hangs in the foyer.
The 1860 Federal Census, Fayette County, Texas, La Grange PO, enumerated 7 July 1860, lists: John Haynie age 75 born in Virginia, farmer; wife Elizabeth age 74 born in Georgia.
From: HITT-HAYNIE- and Related Families
- Democratic Telegraph & Texas Register, Oct. 14, 1847: We are requested to announce John A. Haynie, Esq., of Washington County as a candidate for Lieut. Governor.