According to census data, my third g-grandfather John Hains/Haines/Haynes was born in New Brunswick, Canada about 1824:
1851 – Richibucto (census records have not survived)
1861 – resides in Richibucto, age 37, native NB, G. Laborer, Episcopalian
1871 – resides in Richibucto, age 47, English origin, Laborer, Church of England
1881 – resides in Parish of Derby, age 57, English origin, Carpenter, Church of England
1891 – resides in Parish of Derby, age 66, born NB, parents born England, Mechanic/Bridge Builder, Church of England
1901 – resides in Parish of Derby, age 76, born 5 April 1824, born NB of Dutch origin, Farmer, Church of England/Episcopalian
His son John’s death certificate places his birth in Nova Scotia, but all other records place his birth in New Brunswick. Unsourced online trees cite a birth date of 5 Mar 1824 in Frédéricton, York, New Brunswick.
There seems to be no surviving record that directly names the parents of John. However, I believe that his parents were Joseph Haines and Ann(ie) (Nancy) Boone who resided near each other as children, on Keswick Creek/Burtts Corner, New Brunswick a few miles from Frédéricton.
John Hains’ daughter left a historical account (albeit mostly inaccurate) of her Hains ancestors, naming her fathers’s birthplace on the river Keswick and parents as Joseph Haines and Annie Boone. John Hains himself wrote a letter to his daughter alluding to Fredericton origins. These two documents (here) strengthen the case, as they were written by people who likely had first hand knowledge and no reason to lie.
Patience Haines’ (sister to John) death record names her parents as Joseph Haines and Annie Boone in New Brunswick
John Hains writes to his daughter of the recent death of her aunt Patience McKinnon, likely his sister, on 15 February 1895. He tells her that the death occurred at the home of Joshua Sharp, who has also died.
Patience Hains, a Catholic, was married to Peter Ameraux both of Frédéricton (Bureau de Santé), Parish of Douglas, County of York, New Brunswick on 12 June 1835. Witnesses were Joseph and Alexander Hains.
In 1861, Patience Ameraux, age 45, was enumerated in Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada in the household of our John Haines, age 37 and listed as his sister. John had been widowed in 1859 and his sister may have helped raise his children.
Patience then married William McKinnon in New Brunswick 11 Nov 1862.
Patience Haines McKinnon’s death record of 14 December 1894, recorded in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts names her parents as Joseph Haines and Annie Boone, all three born in New Brunswick. She was said to be 79 years, 8 months, 16 days 9 (thus born about 28 Mar 1815).
In 1870 and 1880, Patience McKinnon is enumerated in Massachusetts the household of Joshua Sharp (name of the second deceased in John’s letter to his daughter). In 1880 she is noted as Marital Status: “Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law”. His death is recorded about a month after Patience, on 11 Jan 1895 in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Alexander Haines – likely brother to John, names his parents as Joseph Hains and Ann Boone in a delayed birth record, recorded in New Brunswick
A delayed birth record found for Alexander Haines (also probably the witness to Patience’s first marriage), records his birth in York County, New Brunswick, 3 Aug 1810, to Joseph Hains, a farmer and Ann Boone.
In 1865/6, Alexander and John were both residing on Main Street in Richibucto.
Alexander’s death entry on 13 May 1896 in Richibucto, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada does not name any parents.
Our John named his second eldest son, who was born in 1850, Alexander.
There were likely other siblings, however I have not found evidence that directly links others to Joseph Haines and Annie Boone.
Unsourced online trees include: Whitman, Elizabeth, Polly (Mary), Joseph, Abigail (Abby), Ann, Samuel and George.
Annie Boone’s paternal grandmother (mentioned here) was said to be Mary Wightman. This sounds quite a bit like Whitman and he may have been given the family name.
Whitman was married in St. Mary’s (York Co.) and although his parents are not named, it places him in the same area of our Hains/Boone families.
Whitman’s obituary places his birth at Keswick, an area where Joseph Hains inherited land from his father Joseph (see probate section).
Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 101 Number 2719
Date March 18 1896
Newspaper New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser
Whitman HAINES, a well known resident of St. Mary’s (York Co.) died at that place Monday at the advanced age of 91 years after a brief illness. He was a native of Keswick and carried on a lumbering business for many years on the Upper St. John. About 45 years ago he moved to St. Mary’s and engaged in bridge building. For some seven years he was government bridge inspector. He continued the work of bridge building up to five years ago when he was compelled to retire by the infirmities of age. Three brothers and two sisters, all in advanced years, survive him. He leaves six daughters and two sons, all of whom reside in St. Mary’s. The sons are Alfred HAINES, bridge inspector and Frederick HAINES. The daughters are Mrs. Walter McFARLANE, Mrs. Trueman BURTT, Mrs. Jas. BOONE, Mrs. Samuel BOONE, Mrs. Thomas STAPLES and Mrs. Jas. GILBERT. He leaves eight children, 42 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Deceased had been a Freemason for upwards of 40 years and took an active part in matters pertaining to that order. The funeral takes place this afternoon and will be in charge of Alexandria Lodge.
One son of George was named Joseph Whitman Haines and another William Boone Haines. The naming conventions indicated that he was likely a brother to our John.
In 1847, our John bought land with George Haines in Richibucto on the road to Bouctouche. A few years later, in 1850, John purchased the lot from George and his wife Margaret.
In 1871, a George Hains resided in Richibucto next to (or on the same farm) as our John’s brother Alexander Hains.
Abigail & George
Abigail and George Haines sign as witnesses when our John marries 17 March 1849 Alice Edith Childs.
Abigail was married to a William Shaddock. In 1871, a 54-year-old Abigail Shaddock (presumably widowed) is found living in the same household with a nineteen year old William Shaddock and an 84-year-old Annie Hains. This Annie Hains is of the correct age to be Annie Boone, based on dates in the Boone bible (see transcription here). Annie’s father was William, so it would make sense for Abigail to name a son William after her grandfather.
Abigail named her daughter Patience who appears to have married Abigail’s sister Patience’s son (thus her first cousin) Elias Ameraux. They named her first four children Alice, George, Allen and James, all names common to this Haines family.
Abigail died 1 May 1904; her death entry names a birthplace of Richibucto, but no parents.
Joseph Haines probate (our John’s grandfather; father of Joseph Haines who married Annie Boone).
In the Parish of Douglas, York County (the location of Patience’s marriage), the will of Joseph Hains, dated 20 March 1827 names Joseph Hains and his wife Nancy Boone.
Early New Brunswick Probate Records 1785-1835
by R Wallace Hale, on page 192
Eldest son Peter £5 and use for life of Lot 18 on Keswick Creek, originally granted to Peter McLARREN, and at his death the Lot to be divided between my grandsons George HAINS and Israel HAINS, the sons of Peter HAINS. Second son Robert use for life of Lot 10 originally granted to Robert McCARGAR, and at his death the Lot to be divided between my grandsons Joseph HAINS and William HAINS, the sons of Peter HAINS, reserving a maintenance for my grand-daughter Jane HAINS, daughter of son Robert. Should Robert’s wife Amy survive him, she to have the privilege of dwelling on Lot 10 while widow. Third son Joseph use of residue of estate for life, and at his death to be divided among the male issue of son Joseph born of the body of Nancy BOONE alias HAINS Wife of my son Joseph. Son Joseph HAINS sole executor. Witnesses: Thomas WHITE, David MOREHOUSE, William Henry Boyer ADAIR.
Nancy, was originally a diminutive form of Anne or Ann. In medieval England, Agnes would’ve been Annis. Or Anice. Or Annes. Nancy emerged as a pet form of Agnes via all those variants. As Annis and company faded from use, Nancy attached itself to Anne.
The will of Israel Estey in the same parish further associates the Haines and Boone families:
Parish of Douglas, York County, Yeoman. Will dated 4 February 1827, proved 18 November 1831. Wife Salome household furniture, one Cow, 4 Sheep and a good room in my house. Son Isaac Lot 81 already deeded to him and Lot 82 in the grant to the late Corps of New York Volunteers. Son William Lots 32 and 33. Grand-children Salome STONE, Lydia ALLEN, George HAINES, Israel HAINS, Hannah BREWER and Peter HAINS each 5 shillings. George BOONE of Douglas sole executor. Witnesses: Joshua STONE, James WHITEHED, Chloe STONE.
George and Israel Haines, sons of Peter Haines are the grandchildren of both Joseph Haines and Israel Estey; thus Peter Haines must have married Estey’s daughter.
Boone and Haines cousins, would love to hear from you with further information!!