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Hayne, M. S. - M.D.


His great-grandfather, Frederick Hayne, came from Germany when young, and settled in Wantage, N.J., about 1775, upon a farm afterwards owned by James Coe. He married a daughter of Peter Decker, of Wantage, and there lived until his death. Peter Hayne, son of Frederick, was born in Wantage, May 28, 1760, and followed agricultural pursuits during his life. He married Martha Lewis, of Baskinridge; N.J., Aug. 5, 1784, and died on his farm adjoining the homestead. Their children were Frederick; Huldah, married James Evans; Benjamin, father of our subject; Lydia, married Jacob Wilson and afterwards Manuel Coykendall; Alva; Lewis; and Eliza, who married Evi Martin, a farmer of Minisink.

Benjamin Hayne was born Oct. 29, 1791, and spent his boyhood at home. At the age of seventeen he went to Morristown, N.J., and there learned the saddlery and harness-making trade, which he followed most of his life. In 1814 he established himself in business at Unionville, N.Y. In 1815 he married Milly, daughter of Richard Whitaker, and their children were Marcus S., subject of the sketch; Peter, who lives at Goshen, N.Y.; and Milly, who married Henry B. Lee, and lives in Chemung Co., N.Y. His wife Milly died Aug. 30, 1820, at the age of twenty-five. Benjamin Hayne afterwards married Charlotte Whitaker, sister of his former wife, and their children were Frances, wife of A.W. Van Fleet, of Unionville, N.Y.; Lewis, deceased; Henry, deceased; Caroline, wife of O.W. Cooke, of Passaic, N.J.; Jacob; and Martha, wife of J.B. Hendershot, of Hamburgh, N.J. With the exception of the year 1816, which he spent in Sussex County, Mr. Hayne carried on his business at Unionville until 1831, when he bought a farm of 170 acres in Wantage, N.J., and there moved with his family. Three years afterwards he sold this, and after traveling in the West for a few years, returned, and in 1838 purchased another farm in Wantage of 166 acres. He lived there until his death, Nov. 12, 1843. His wife Charlotte died Dec. 7, 1869, aged sixty-five years. From 1814 until 1831. Benjamin Hayne carried on a large business in his line at Unionville, N.Y., and was regarded as a reliable business man and a good neighbor. He was a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church at Unionville, and one of its firmest supporters.

Dr. M.S. Hayne was born at Bloomerville, Sussex Co., N.J., Jan. 23, 1816. He spent his early life at home. At first he attended common school, and afterwards the Rankin School at Deckertown, N.J., where he became an assistant teacher, carrying on his studies at the same time. In 1838 he entered the office of Dr. Lynn, of Deckertown, and began the study of medicine. After remaining there one year he went to Ontario Co., N.Y., and continued his medical studies in the office of Sylvester Austin, M.D. Soon afterwards he entered the "Geneva Medical College," from which he was graduated in the class of January, 1841. The year of his graduation Dr. Hayne settled at Westtown, N.Y., and commenced to practice his profession. In 1843 he married Amelia, daughter of Samuel and Belinda (Dada) Van Fleet, of Westtown, and by her had two children, both of whom died in infancy. She died Jan. 30, 1848. In 1844 he moved to Mount Salem, Sussex Co., N.J., where he practiced medicine until 1846, when he located at Unionville, N.Y., where he has since resided. In 1849 he married Jane, daughter of Josiah and Hannah (Adams) Decker, and by this marriage were born Albert B., who died Oct. 12, 1876, at the age of twenty-six; Anna M., deceased; and Marcus P., a lawyer and city attorney of Tombstone, Arizona. She died July 16, 1856. Until 1870 Dr. Hayne followed his profession, and enjoyed a large practice in this section of Orange County. Since that time he has practiced only as a consulting physician. He has been a member of the Orange County Medical Society since 1841. In 1868 he built the Unionville Cemetery, as a private enterprise, and has carried on the same since. He is a director in the Farmers’ National Bank of Deckertown, N.J., and also in the Middletown, Unionville and Water Gap Railroad, and was one of the original stockholders and main promoters of tire enterprise.

Dr. Hayne was formerly a Whig, but has been identified with the Republican party from its formation, and is the present postmaster at Unionville, receiving his appointment in April, 1879. He is a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church, and contributed liberally towards the same at its erection. In 1865 he became interested in the "Unionville Creamery," with Samuel Christie, and since the death of the latter, in 1875, has owned and managed the same himself. He also operates a creamery in Wantage, and does a large business, buying most of the milk in that section. Dr. Hayne is esteemed by his neighbors as an honest, generous, liberal-minded man. On Jan. 12, 1858, he married Eliza A., daughter of Samuel and Jayne (Elston) Christie, one of the old and respected families of Wantage, N.J., and of this union was born one son, S. Christie, who lives at home and is in business with his father. is a genealogy site compiled of biographies from old county history books, user contributions and other sources. Compilation, design, artwork and concept covered by copyright. Copyright ©2013, All rights reserved. Contact me.  Privacy Policy.