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Hiram H. Haines

(Born: November 29, 1802 - Died: January 15, 1841)

Born at Washington, in Culpepper County, VA. His parents were Ezekiel Haines and Anna Hopkins. Married Mary Ann Currie Philpotts, about 1833. He was co-founder and editor of the American Constellation, a Democratic newspaper. He was later an editor of the Virginia Star. He was the author of Mountain Buds and Blossoms, Wove in a Rustic Garden (1825). He died in Petersburgh, VA (brief obituary in the New Yorker, Jan. 28, 1841). A son, Oakley Philpotts Haines, was born in Petersburgh on December 29, 1834.


  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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