The Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site library is dedicated to the Taylor family. The Taylor family plays an important role in the history of Tipton-Haynes. In 1816, David Haynes (1788-1868) married Rhoda Taylor (1795-1861). Rhoda was the daughter of Matthew and Rachel Taylor and the niece of General Nathaniel Taylor, a hero of the War of 1812. David and Rhoda had several children. Their first child was Landon Carter Haynes (1816-1875), owner of Tipton-Haynes during the 1840s and 1850s. Another child was their daughter Emmaline Haynes (1822-1880). Emmaline married Nathaniel Greene Taylor (1819-1887), the grandson of General Nathaniel Taylor. Two of their sons, Bob and Alfred Taylor, served in the United States Senate and House of Representatives and as Governor of Tennessee during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The Taylor Library houses a wind range of research materials. With permission from the site, research within the library is available. Also, certain materials may be loaned upon signing a loan agreement. The library shelves and vertical files contain:


  • Historical Books on Local, Regional, and National Events
  • Education in Museum and Historic Sites
  • Tipton Family Genealogy
  • Haynes Family Genealogy
  • Related Families Genealogy
  • Historic-Based Craft / How-To Books
  • Museum & Technical Books
  • Novels
  • Historical Periodicals
  • Site Training Manuals (Board, Docent, & Jr. Board)
  • Reports on Archaeological Work of Tipton-Haynes
  • Other / Miscellany

Vertical Files

  • Tipton-Haynes History
  • Tennessee History
  • Regional History
  • United States History
  • Historic Based Crafts & Recipes
  • Tipton Family Genealogy
  • Haynes Family Genealogy
  • Related Families Genealogy
  • Recent & Past Tipton-Haynes Newsletters