California Genealogy and History Archives
many years Stephen Williams Haynie was perhaps as well known in
Sacramento and its tributary territory as any man who traveled in and
out of that city. He was born in Virginia in 1834 and died in Sacramento
August 1, 1910, in his seventy-sixth year. In 1846, when he was a lad of
twelve, he went to Baltimore, Md., where he remained until 1850, when he
made his first trip to California. He returned east three years later
and remained until 1868, when he came again to California, this time
locating at Sacramento, where except for brief absences he passed the
remainder of his life. By trade he was a ship carpenter, but during the
Civil war he was in the employ of the national government and for seven
years he was a traveling representative of the Sacramento Bee,
one of the best- known newspapers in California. He had also some
practical experience in ranching.
In 1856 Mr. Haynie married Miss Margaret A. Hall, who was born on board a vessel en voyage from England to the United States, of parents who were descended from old English families. She bore her husband three children, one of whom has passed away. Those living are Millard F. Haynie and Mrs. Annie B. Fickett, who live in Sacramento and afford her much comfort in her declining years.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011