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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Haines, Palmer, Watson
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I wanted to know who I am (who were the people who gave me my personality, characteristics and traits)

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At 12:14pm on June 2, 2015, James P. LaLone said…

Hi, I would like to introduce myself, I'm Jim LaLone – see my page here for more info:

The reason for contacting you is twofold, you don't belong to any GenealogyWise group that I can see and especially the Michigan one - on which I announce meetings of our Society. First: I am on the program and publicity committees. So I am taking this opportunity of informing you of our Society - and Facebook page - to let you know of the meetings and gatherings which take place in the tri-county area. I hope that you will try and attend these meetings and perhaps even join our group.

Next meeting of MMGS will be: Wednesday June 24,
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Topic: “
The Old Northwest: Researching the early settlers”
Presented by: Larissa Northrup

Location: Plymouth Congregational Church,
2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Free and open to the public.

The second reason is, if any of you are very knowledgeable of certain aspects of genealogy I am looking for speakers. If you are willing to give an approximately 1 hour talk on a tropic, let me know. My email is jimmypnl at (note it is spelled out so trolling search engines will not pick it up). Thanks for your time and consideration.

At 6:31pm on October 5, 2014, teresa haines rigney said…

I too think that the William Haines you mention in the War of 1812 is my William. I have not requested any military records for him. Thanks for the info about the Bounty Land Warrants. I will look into ordering that. I have looked through the Hardin Co. Cemetery and death records and as of yet not found anything for William Haines or Nancy or Mary. I really need to take a trip to Hardin Co. OH, Im not that far away. I have searched for a marriage record for William Haines and Nancy Hatfield in OH and NJ and have not found anything. And your right about there being so many Haines families it is hard to figure out who is who. Thanks for all your suggestions, it helps a lot.

At 4:11pm on October 4, 2014, teresa haines rigney said…


The only connection that I have that my William Haines married a Nancy Hatfield comes from a book "History of Hardin Co. OH". It says William Haines was one of the first settlers of the county and that he had married a Nancy Hatfield in Logan Co. OH. In the 1850 census I find them in Hardin Co. but the wife is a Mary, their children are  Matilda 20  b. 1830, Jane 20 b. 1830 Jackson 23 b. 1827, and Thomas (my grgr grandfather) 16  b. 1834. Suposedly they had another daughter Sarah b. ca. 1816 who first married a William Cooper then a John Painter. If these birth dates are correct for William and Mary then Sarah can't be their daughter and William was not in the war of 1812.. 
In the 1860 census I find them in Hardin Co. OH, William b. 1786 NJ, wife Nancy 69 b. VA and Jane 40 b. 1840. Big differences in birth dates and ages. Then right below them is my gr gr grandfather Thomas Haines 31 b. 1829 with his wife Malinda and son Samuel (my gr grandfather). Also William son Jackson 38 b. 1822 and his family. Notice the big birth and age differences for all of them between the 1850 and 1860 census'.  So frustrating and so confusing. Do you have any thoughts of suggestions? Thanks for responding, you are the first person that has contacted me about this family line.
At 4:45pm on September 29, 2014, teresa haines rigney said…

Hi Sandra

Yes I would very much like to exchange Haines information with you. I have run into a brick wall with this line. My gr gr gr grandfather was William Haines born 1786 in NJ or PA. He was in the war of 1812 and discharged in Champaign Co. OH. He supposadly married a Nancy Hatfield although I can't find a marriage record anywhere. Their children were all born in Logan Co. OH then William and family moved to Hardin Co. OH. I can't find out who his parents were. There are tons of Haines' in Champaign and Logan Co. OH but can't connect William with any of them. Very frustrating! 



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