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Haines, Richard Townley


21 May 1795–21 Aug. 1870. Merchant. Born in Elizabeth, Essex Co., New Jersey. Son of Benjamin Haines and Rebecca Townley. Partner in Halsted, Haines & Co., one of largest dry-goods stores in U.S. Married first Mariah W. Johnson. Among founders of Union Theological Seminary, 1836, in New York City. On 16 Apr. 1839, filed suit against JS and others for outstanding debt for goods purchased 1 Sept. 1837 and 15 Oct. 1838. Married second Francina, by 1842. Moved to Elizabeth, 1845. Among founders of American Tract Society. Director of American Bible Society. Died in Elizabeth.