Surname: Havens

Daubenspeck Cemetery, Hamilton County, Indiana

This cemetery is located on land once owned by J. Daubenspeck, and thus its name. At one time a Methodist Church stood here, and presumably this cemetery is associated with that church. It is located on 96th Street, near State Road 421. There were many broken or buried stones not transcribed below. This cemetery is also known as Calvary Cemetery.

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Biography of Walter Silas Haven, M. D.

Dr. Walter Silas Haven, engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Racine, is a medical graduate of the Northwestern University and after two years’ hospital experience he came to this city, where he has since successfully followed his profession. He was born in Racine County, February 9, 1862, and is a son of George Silas and Jane (Jones) Haven, the former a native of Cheltenham, Ontario, and the latter of Caernarvonshire, Wales. The paternal grandfather, Isaac Haven, was also a native of England and was a veteran of the war with Napoleon, serving as surgeon in the English army and participating in the battle of Waterloo. He brought his family to the United States in 1845, settling first in Philadelphia but afterward removing to Milwaukee. George S. Haven had lived therefore in two different places in America before coming to Racine about 1863. He married Jane Jones, a daughter of Solomon Jones, who arrived in Racine County from Wales in the year 1845. The marriage of the young couple was celebrated in Racine and Mr. Haven was engaged in the business of blacksmithing and tool dressing, being connected with the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company as head tool dresser for many years. Both he and his wife are yet living in Racine and their married life covers a period of fifty-five years. In their family were...

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Biography of Mrs. Nora (Van Horn) Havens

Mrs. Nora (Van Horn) Havens. Long, honorably and prominently associated with business and public affairs in different sections of Kansas, the names of Van Horn and of Havens still represent very important interests. The Van Horn name had been a familiar one in Kansas since 1857, and that of Havens for the past forty-six years. A well-known representative of both is found in Mrs. Nora (Van Horn) Havens, a highly esteemed resident of Minneapolis, Kansas. Mrs. Havens was educated at Topeka, Kansas, but her birth took place at Kent, in Jefferson County, Indiana. Her parents were Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth (Robertson) Van Horn. The Van Horn aucestry had been traced to Holland, from which country, in colonial days, seven brothers of the name came to America. The immediate ancestor of Mrs. Havens founded the Philadelphia branch of the family, and the great-grandfather of Mrs. Havens was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Benjamin Franklin Van Horn, father of Mrs. Havens, was born March 4, 1827, at Kent, Indiana, and died at Minneapolis, Kansas, September 29, 1911. He grew to manhood in his native place and was married there and prior to coming to Kansas, in 1857, was a tanner. He located at Topeks, and engaged in a mercantile businces, but in 1860 removed to Greenwood County, Kansas. There he continued merchandising and also became a farmer. In 1863 he...

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Biography of Paul E. Havens

Paul E. Havens. The late Paul E. Havens, one of the pioneers of Leavenworth, and whose name is closely interwoven with the material growth and prosperity of the city, was a man of unusual force of character. He was born at Ephratah, Fulton County, New York, May 4, 1839, and was a son of C. D. P. and Eleanor (Frey) Havens, a grandson of Paul and Anne (Kennedy) Havens, and a great-grandson of Daniel and Elizabeth (Bostwick) Havens. The progenitor of this family in America was William Havens, a native of Wales, who located at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in 1636. Daniel Havens was a sea captain and died at Sag Harbor, New York, when still a young man. Anne (Kennedy) Havens was a daughter of Robert Kennedy, who served the Colonies during their struggle for independence, and Eleanor (Frey) Havens was a daughter of Philip R. Frey, whose people came to this country from Switzerland during Colonial days. Paul E. Havens was left fatherless when eight years old, and when fourteen became a clerk in a store at Elmira, New York. He had an abundance of vitality and ambition, and with these as his chief assets started for the West in 1856, in which year he located at Davenport, Iowa. In 1858 Kansas was “away out west,” but it had become widely advertised by reason of the Lincoln-Douglas debates,...

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Biographical Sketch of Rev. Jacob Haven

REV. JACOB HAVEN, son of David Haven, was born at Framingham, Mass., April 25, 1763. He graduated at Harvard College in 1785, studied theology with Rev. Mr. Kellogg of his native town, and was ordained and settled at Croydon, June 18, 1788. As a preacher, his sermons were always terse and logical, and his oratory solemn and impressive. He was Town Clerk thirty-one years. He died March 17, 1845, at the advanced age of eighty-two years. As he was the first, and for more than half a century almost the only clergyman in town, he is, and will long continue to be recollected with much interest-and few men have a better claim to the remembrance of their townsmen. (See also speech of Dr....

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Biographical Sketch of Hannah Haven

HANNAH HAVEN, daughter of Rev. Jacob Haven, and second wife of Simeon Wheeler, was born April 28,1795, and died at Newport, Dec. 20,1842. She was an intelligent and well educated lady, and much beloved by her associates. She was the mother of several children, some of whom survived her and partake of the mental and moral qualities which distinguished her. JACOB W., a young man of much promise, and a printer and editor by profession, died in 1853. Lucy P. married Frederick Stevens, Esq., and resides with her husband and young family in Minnesota. HANNAH, her youngest surviving daughter, married Austin Corbin, Esq., formerly of Newport. He was for some years a successful lawyer and banker in Iowa, and is at present a banker in the city of New York. The family resides in Brooklyn, N....

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Biographical Sketch of Miranda Haven

MIRANDA HAVEN, youngest child of Rev. Jacob and Asenath Havea, was born March 8, 1799, married William Armes, Esq., of Stanstead, Canada East. They afterwards removed to Sherbrook, C. E., where he died and where his widow still remains. They had six children. ADELINE ASENATH married Samuel Tusk, of Sherbrook. MIRANDA married Thomas Goldsmith, a successful goldsmith at Troy, N. Y. ADELIA married John McNeil, and CALISTA Lemuel Farewell, both residing at Sherbrook. WILLIAM, the son, went to...

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