Hereâ€™s what I found this evening. I still havenâ€™t been able to hook Jep to â€œmyâ€ Haynes, but I have no doubt that he was one of them. His father, George Jeptha was born in what I think of as the â€œblack holeâ€ of genealogy. He was born after the 1880 census but by the time that you look for him in the 1900 census, heâ€™s no longer living at home. He wasnâ€™t married because Jessie wasnâ€™t old enough yet.
Jeptha Haynes, born Abt. 1910. He was the son of George Jeptha Haynes and Jessie Ivy Bass.
George Jeptha Haynes, born 13 Oct 1881 in Texas. He married Jessie Ivy Bass Abt. 1907. Jessie Ivy Bass, born 30 Aug 1890 in Texas. She was the daughter of F.M Bass and Martha E. Unknown.
Notes for George Jeptha Haynes:
On the 1910 Federal Census, he was listed as Jeptha G. Haynes. He was a "scaler" in the logging industry. He said that both of his parents were born in Texas. There was a boarder living in the house whose name was Henry Womack who also worked in the logging industry.
On his World War I military registration in 1918, he is described as being stout, of medium height, with blue eyes and dark hair. He said that he is a "log scaler" for Houston Oil Co. His nearest relative is "Mrs. J.I. Haynes, his wife, who lives in Silsbie, TX.
Again in the 1930 census, he is listed as George J. Haynes. Now he gives his occupation as an "oil gauger" in the oil fields. He and his family are living in Beaumont, TX.
More About George Jeptha Haynes:
Other-Begin: Hardin County
Residence: 1910, Justice Precinct 4, Jasper, Texas
Notes for Jessie Ivy Bass:
On the 1910 Federal Census, Jessie said that her father was born in Louisiana and her mother was born in Texas. As of May 9th of that year, she and Jeptha had been married for 3 years, but didn't have any children yet.
The 1930 census gives the birthplace of Jessie's father as Texas.
Child of George Haynes and Jessie Bass is:
1 i. Jeptha Haynes, born Abt. 1910.
Let me know when you get something that I might be able to help you with. Did I understand that your husband has passed away? Does this mean that there is no one left to ask about his aunts and uncles, etc?