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Encyclopedia > John Haywood

John Haywood was the North Carolina State Treasurer for forty years, from 1787 to 1827. Haywood County, North Carolina is named in his honor.

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Haywood County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (514 words)
Haywood County is a county located in the state of North Carolina.
It was named for John Haywood, Treasurer of North Carolina from 1787 to 1827.
Haywood County is a member of the regional Southwestern Commission council of governments.
John Haywood- North Carolina Department of State Treasurer (613 words)
Haywood posted no bond for the years 1826-1827, so when the discrepancy was found in his accounts, the State was left short.
Haywood's handling of the public funds was so haphazard that long after numerous banks were established, he continued to keep a trunk full of cash in the "Public Chest" in his office which was used to pay the expenses of government.
The State sued Haywood's estate for the missing funds; however, a jury found that an executor had administered all but $7,160.60 of the estate's assets which were then seized by judgment in favor of the State.
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