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Biography: Col. Arthur Peronneau Hayne born March 12, 1788

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Autauga County, Alabama

Col. Arthur P. Hayne was born on March 12, 1788, in Charleston, South Carolina, to William Hayne and Elizabeth Peronneau. He descended from a family distinguished in the American Revolution.

Although not of age when the attack was made by the British upon the Chesapeake, he entered Colonel Wade Hampton’s regiment of light dragoons, as a first lieutenant. In 1809, he was stationed on the Mississippi with Scott and Gaines, who then held the same rank with himself.

When the war was declared against England, Hayne was ordered to the North, and he participated in the battle of Sackett’s Harbor, in which he displayed so much gallantry and judgment, that he was immediately promoted to the command of a squadron of cavalry, with the rank of major.

He was with Wilkinson in 1813, on the  St. Lawrence. General Hampton, who wanted Hayne to join his wing of the army in one of his letters to the Secretary of War, employed this complimentary language: – “Send me Hayne: I want his constitutional ardor- it will add much to the strength of my army.”

After Major Hayne Hayne had been in several severe engagements, at the North, he received the important appointment of inspector-general; and being ordered to join Jackson, in the Creek nation, we find him at the marquee of that officer when the treaty was made. Colonel Hayne, during the battle of New Orleans, was constantly in his saddle, executing the many hazardous trusts confided to him by Jackson, with promptness, bravery and ability.

In 1824, he received a land grant in Autauga County, Alabama. His farm was located on the west bank of the Alabama River in Autauga County, Alabama.

In Later years, the duties of important offices abroad, emanating from the He became U. S. Senator from South Carolina He was a resident of Charleston, S. C. around 1851 and became U. S. Senator in 1858. He was also a member of the S. C. State House of Representatives.

In 1837, Hayne published his 13-page vignette, A Brief Sketch of the Life and Military Services of Arthur P. Hayne, It was published in 1852.

A brief sketch of the life and military services of Arthur P. Hayne, of Charleston, South Carolina


He married Elizabeth Laura Alston (Jun 9, 1799- Mar 3, 1867), the daughter of William Alston and Mary Brewton (Motte) Alston



1.History of Alabama: And Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi …, Volume 2 By Albert James Pickett

2. Find A Grave Memorial# 6914883 # 38050434

3.Congressional edition, Volume 3710 By United States. Congress

4.The Papers of Andrew Jackson: 1816-1820 By Andrew Jackson, Sam B. Smith, Harriet Fason Chappell Owsley

5.The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Volumes 5-6

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  1. […] Autauga county, near Hayne’s Bluff — the bluff taking its name from its original owner, Col. Arthur P. Hayne. That portion of country between Autauga creek and the mouth of Coosa river, just before, and at […]