Andrew Shannon Hayter

Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

1818 - 1900

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Rev. A. S. Hayter, who came into Texas Presbytery in 1851, remained in Nacogdoches County until 1869 when he moved to Tarrant County, where Arlington now stands, and was one of the pioneer preachers in that section. He bought a section of land from one William Thomas, and as Thomas was out of the county when he came to close the trade, he gave a man by the name of Watson three thousand dollars in gold to give to Thomas and to tell him to get ready to move, as he (Hayter) was going back home and get ready to come to Tarrant County. He organized a church at Arlington in 1870 and taught the first school there. It is said that he used to preach two hours by his watch, but the last three and half years condensed his sermons to forty minutes. He was the first county surveyor of Tarrant County, and was serving in that capacity when the Texas and Pacific Railroad came through in 1875, and assisted in directing the line through the most "peaceable" route. He once named a post office on his place as Haytersville, and later named the town on Arlington. He died in February, 1900.
[Source: Campbell, Thomas H. History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Texas. Nashville, Tenn.: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, 1936, page 153]


1857
A. Hayter - Linn Flat, Texas
Minister - Texas Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1857, page 74]

1860
A. S. Hayter, Mt. Enterprise, Texas
Minister - Texas Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1860, page 101]

1869
A. S. Hayter, Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas
Minister - Texas Presbytery
Commissioner to General Assembly in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, May 20-27, 1869.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1869, pages 6 & 89]

1870
A. S. Hayter, Henderson, Texas
Minister - Texas Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1870, page 84]

1871
A. S. Hayter, Johnson's Stsation, Texas
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Brazos Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1871, page 82]

1872
Hayter, A. S., Johnson's Station, Texas
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Brazos Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1872, page 122]

1873
Hayter, A. S., Johnson's Station, Texas
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Brazos Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1873, page 99]

1874
Hayter, A. S., Johnson's Station, Texas
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Brazos Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1874, page 98]

1875
Used directory from 1874.
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Brazos Synod
Commissioner to General Assembly in Jefferson, Texas, May 20-28, 1875.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1875, page 4]

1876
Used directory from 1874.
Hayter, A. S.
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Brazos Synod
Commissioner to General Assembly in Bowling Green, Kentucky, May 18-26, 1876.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1876, page 4]

1877
Used directory from 1874.

1878
Used directory from 1874.

1879
Used directory from 1874.

1880
Hayter, A. S., Arlington, Texas
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Trinity Synod
Commissioner to General Assembly in Evansville, Indiana, May 20-27, 1880.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1880, pages 6 & 120]

1881
Hayter, A. S., Arlington, Texas
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Trinity Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1881, page 92]

1882
Hayter, A. S., Mansfield, Tex.
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Trinity Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1882, page 122]

1883
Hayter, A. S., Mansfield, Tex.
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Trinity Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1883, page 131]

1884
Hayter, A. S., Mansfield, Tex.
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Trinity Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1884, page 120]

1885
Hayter, A. S., Mansfield, Tex.
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Trinity Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1885, page 135]

1886
Hayter, A. S., Mansfield, Tex.
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Trinity Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1886, page 164]

1887
Hayter, A. S., Mansfield, Tex.
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Trinity Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1887, page 161]

1888
Hayter, A. S., Mansfield, Tex.
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Trinity Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1888, page 173]

1889
Hayter, A. S., Ferris, Texas
Minister - Red Oak Presbytery - Texas Synod
Commissioner to General Assembly in Kansas City, Missouri, May 16-23, 1889.
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1889, pages 7 & 182]

1900
Writing from Arlington, Texas, February 26, Rev. J. D. Boone says: Rev. A. S. Hayter was stricken with apoplexy to-day while eating dinner and died at 6:15 p.m. He preached yesterday at 11 o'clock with great earnestness and solemnity. In the closing of his sermon he urged upon the people obedience to the truth and said, "I may never have the privilege of preaching to you again." A great and good man has gone from us after having spent a long and faithful life in the service of his Master. A more extended notice of his life and death will be sent for publication.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, March 8, 1900, page 304]

1900
Ministers Lost
Name: A. S. Hayter
Occupation: charge
Presbytery: Red Oak
Place of Residence: Arlington, Tex.
Date: Feb. 26, 1900
Age: 81
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1900, page 181a]


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