History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 699.[Harrison County] [Richland Precinct]
JAMES A. HAVILAND, farmer, P. O. Havilandsville, was born in Harrison County, Ky., May 6, 1821; son of R. S. and Mary C. (Stewart) Haviland. He is a native of New York State; removed to Harrison County, Ky., in 1818, and taught school for about ten years, when he removed to Lexington, and then back to Harrison County, and followed, many years previous to his death, the woolen manufacturing business and merchandising, dying at Havilandsville, Aug. 8, 1858. He had eight children. The grandfather, Israel Haviland, and great-grandfather, James Haviland, were both natives of New York, the first a dealer and manufacturer in boots and shoes, and the latter a farmer. James A., after receiving his education, became superintendent of his father’s manufacturing business and followed farming for twenty years. Our subject is a brother of W. S. Haviland, whose sketch appears in the Cynthiana sketches.