John Haire

To the best that can be determined presently, this particular John Haire was a 1st cousin 3 times removed to Richard White.

John Haire  was was born in Baker County, Georgia, and was enrolled as "John Hair" as a private in Company A of the 29th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry, in Bainbridge, Georgia, on 15 July 1864.  The individual compiled Confederate service record for John Hair reveals only that he enlisted on that date and at that place, that his name appeared on the post register at Albany, Georgia, on 17 May 1865 and that he was paroled at Albany, Georgia, on 18 May 1865.  There is no individual parole record for him in the compiled Confederate service record.

The compiled Confederate service record for the unit, Company A of the 29th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry, begins by calling it the "Stonewall Hussars" and indicates that its commander was Adam W. Hunter.  The first muster roll in the compiled record was not identified as a mustering-in roll. It was dated for November and December 1863 and showed that the company was then stationed at Camp Lamar Cobb.  Camp Cobb was in Quincy, Florida (which is only 30 or 40 miles southwest of Bainbridge, Georgia), and was a place used to train newly recruited units.  In January to the end of April 1864, the company is shown as stationed at Camp Linton, Florida.  However, the company is also shown as stationed at Waynesville, Georgia, from January to the end of August 1864, and a note from one of the compiling clerks indicates that all records which might have been used to compile a final roster for the company "have been lost, with no possibility of finding them."

This John Haire moved to Texas in 1886.  He applied for a Confederate pension from  Grapevine, Denton County, Texas on 13 June 1913 and it was approved on 1 December 1913. Since my great great grandfather John Haire, moved from Gadsden County Florida to Decatur (now Grady) County, Georgia, in  about 1886, died there in 1896, and never moved to Texas, I was able to determine that this John Haire who served in the 29th Georgia Cavalry Battalion was not my great great grandfather.

According to a letter from his son in law, Marvin Langley in the pension file, this John Haire died on 27 December 1930 in Aubry, Denton County, TX in the home of Mrs. G. W. Rogers, his daughter.  He was buried in Tarrant County, Texas, at the Whites Chapel Cemetery.2

James C. Haire and George W. Haire were brothers to this John Haire, and all three were sons of Jesse Hair who appears on a tax roll in Baker County, Georgia, in 1845 and on the 1850 census for Baker County.  Jesse did not appear on a census anywhere in 1860 but was then apparently resident upon 260 acres of land that he had acquired sometime before 1849, near Concord (aka "Coonbottom"), in Gadsden County, Florida.  Apparently his brother, John Hair, my 2-great grandfather who appeared as a second poll tax paid by Jesse for a free male in Baker County in 1845 for "J. Hair", was resident on the same land when he was missed in the 1850 census.

1.  Source:  E-mail to from Linda Atkins dated 22 September 1998.

2.  Source: Allen Wheatley's Tea for Two web site of photos from Texas & Oklahoma cemeteries.


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This page was created by Richard White on 13 June 1998.
Changes to this page were last made by Richard White on  18 July 2006.