This is a photo of my great-great uncle Doctor, Dock, or Thomas D. Haire.  He was born in Gadsden County, Florida, in March, 1874.  His name first or middle name was Doctor and as a child he appeared in censuses both as Doctor and as Dock.  Either he went by his middle name as a child, or, as sometimes happened before names were systematically recorded, he may have changed the order of his first and middle names at some point in his life.  For awhile I looked into the possibility that he was, as I was once told, a dentist.  However, I found him on the 1900 U.S. Census for the 1005 Georgia Military District of Decatur County, Georgia, listed as a farmer; and on the 1930 U.S. Census for Grady County, Georgia, Whigham District, listed as employed as a janitor at the school house (presumably in Whigham) so I think that any idea he was a dentist has been dispelled.

Dock Haire married Emma J. Knight in Decatur County, Georgia, on 22 December 1892, and no children appear in their household either in 1900 or in 1930 so I suppose that they had none though I do not know that for an absolute fact.

Richard White
Tallahassee, Florida
22 July 2003