Biography of Henry C. Hayner
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Hayner, Henry C., born in Pittstown, May 4, 1842, is a son of Sylvester and Betsey Freiot Hayner. The grandfather of Henry C. was Jacob Hayner, who spent most of his life in Pittston, N. Y., but died in Brunswick ; his wife was Jane Van Dercook of Pittstown. Sylvester, father of Henry, was a farmer by occupapation and spent most of his life in Lansingburgh; he was a commissioner of highways for a number of years; he was a Universalist and she an Episcopal or Methodist; he died February 17, 1882, and his wife died October 8, 1852. Henry C. was reared on a farm and educated in common schools; he follows farming and owns 124 acres, where he has lived for thirty two years, and has improved most of it. Mr. Hayner was once an assessor. He was married March 19, 1862, to Mary J. Hayner, daughter of Abner Hayner whose wife, Cornelia Vandercook, was a daughter of Peter Vandercook, one of the early settlers of Pittstown To Mr. and Mrs. Hayner were born two children: Cora, wife of Charles E. Ryan of Pittston, and have one child by marriage, Burnice G., and one by adoption, Edna F. ; and Fred H., of Mechanicville; he married Minnie Shamrock and has one son, Henry C. Politically Henry C. Hayner was until the year 1885 a Republican; since then he has been a Prohibitionist. He cast his first vote for Lincoln's second term as president.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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