Haynes Gallery 1
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The daughter of Tennessee and Judith Suttle Carpenter, she was born on June 29, 1849. Married to Raleigh R. Haynes in 1874, she gave birth to eight children. In 1890, Amanda became ill. Hoping that dental work might improve her health, the family consulted an itinirant dentist who advised the extraction of all of her teeth. It was decided to proceed, and he extracted all her teeth in the same day. Being rather frail this proved to be too much for her, and she did not regain her health as was hoped. She finally contracted pneumonia, and died on February 2, 1890.
Son of Charles Hodge and Sara Walker Haynes. Married Amanda Loretta Carpenter in 1874. They had eight children. After her death in 1890, Haynes married his second wife, Litia Kelly, a school teacher, who died in 1892. He was a visionary who implemented an entire industry along the Second Broad River. He founded, among other things, the towns of Cliffside and Avondale.
The second wife of R.R. Haynes, whom he married following Amanda’s death in 1890. She was a school teacher. The eight Haynes children called her “Miss Litia.” It is said she was a devoted wife and good mother to the children. For a time during their marriage, the Haynes lived in Charlotte where the older children could take advantage of high school. As was Amanda, Litia was first buried at Floyd’s Creek Church. The remains of both wives were subsequently moved to Cliffside Cemetery where they rest today, on either side of their husband’s grave.