Hynes, Andrew, 1786-1849. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Hynes, Andrew, 1786-1849.
Historical Note: Andrew Hynes was born 1786 December 22, in Bardstown, Kentucky. His father, Andrew Hynes, was one for the founders of Louisville, Kentucky. The younger Andrew Hynes moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1810 where he joined the state militia, and later served under General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. On 1814 April 5, Major Andrew Hynes was appointed Adjutant General of the state militia, and promoted to Colonel. After the war, he became a merchant in Nashville. He married Ann Erwin of Home Place Plantation, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, on 1817 March 2. Lavinia, one of their seven children, married Edward J. Gay, who was to become a congressman from Louisiana. While maintaining a home in Nashville, Hynes resided at Home Place with his wife and her parents, assisting in the management of the plantation. Andrew Hynes died at Home Place 1849 January 21.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 32
Note Author: JS and ET