Thomas and Miriam moved from Haverhill MA to Bennington VT between 1 March 1763 when their son Samuel was born in Haverhill, MA, and 4 January 1765, when their son Jonathan was born at Bennington.
Dr. Thomas Haynes was in the Battle of Bennington. Thomas served as
surgeon in Gen. Amherst's army and was present at the taking of
Ticonderoga, and accompanied the prisoners to Cambridge, MA.
[Ethen Allen had organized a volunteer militia, the Green Mountain Boys,
to resist New York's bid to take over Bennington. At the outbreak of
the American Revolution, the force offered their services against the
British, and under orders from the CT legislature, captured Fort
Ticonderoga 10 May 1775. In 1778 Allan appeared before the Continental
Congress in behalf of a claim by Vermont for recognition as an
independent state, and he and his brother Ira devoted most of their time
to that end.]
On 27 April 1782, Thomas Haynes was one of the
appraisers of the inventory of John Armstrong, late of Bennington. At
the distribution of the estate, Sibbeus Armstrong was Administrator and
Guardian to the minor children, and Thomas Haynes of Bennington was
In 1789 Thomas Haynes went to North Hero VT to look
after some land which he owned there. He died at North Hero on 26
November 1789. His family afterwards moved to this place and continued
to live there. North Hero was in Chittenden County in 1787-1792,
Franklin County in 1792-1802, and Grand Isle County from 1802 on.
Guardianships of the Children.
Aaron Haynes was appointed guardian to Moses Haynes, minor son of
Thomas Haynes of Bennington, deceased. Mr. Aaron Haynes and Samuel
Haynes posted bond.
Mrs. Miriam Haynes, widow, was appointed
guardian to Huldah Haynes and Miriam Haynes, minor daughters of Thomas
Haynes late of Bennington, deceased. Mrs. Miriam Haynes and Samuel
Haynes executed a bond L1000.
David Haynes was appointed
guardian to Elijah Haynes minor son of Doctor Thomas Haynes late of
Bennington deceased. Mr. David Haynes and Zepheniah Holmes executed a
bond of L500.