Quotes refer to the John Monroe Deal Letter.
I believe I can identify the Jeff Haynes in this letter. "Jeff Haynes is dead. George Wells killed him last summer was a year ago. Killed Jeff in Monticello while Jeff was marshall in town."
Jeff L. Haynes, age 22 was living with his parents in the 1880 census Drew Co. AR Veasey Twp. p. 539B His parents were Eli King Haynes and Sarah Jane Slythe.
I also believe this quote "Old Judge Hayes is dead, died last fall and Bob Bakker killed Ka Haynes" refers to Eli King Haynes who was a State Representative and Drew County probate judge. He died 4 Oct 1892.
I'm not sure who "Ka Haynes" is although Eli King Haynes had a son also named Eli King Haynes who was born in 1862.
Since there are apparently two murders involved, do you think it's possible the newspapers for those months and year (1892) might give more information.
I sure would like to find out more about these deaths.
Haynes Family Genealogy
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