Biographical & Historical Record of Putnam Co IN History.
Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1887, p. 367
THOMAS BAYNE, proprietor of Bayne's steam saw-mill, at Greencastle, was born on a farm near Easton, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1840. When fifteen years of age he came to Indiana with his parents, who located to Tippecanoe County. During the following year he came to this county and was employed in a flouring-mill at Bainbridge, and he also attended Bainbridge Academy during this residence there. In 1865 he purchased a saw-mill at Bainbridge and engaged in the manufacture of lumber, continuing there until 1878, when he sold out and came to Greencastle, and manufactured lumber there also. In 1880 he built his present steam saw-mill. In politics he is a Republican, and is 1879 he was elected to the city council of Greencastle, being re-elected in 1884. July 15, 1863, he was married in Carroll County, this State, to Miss Sarah E. Hanna, daughter of Joseph and Hannah [Aldridge] Hanna. She was born in Putnam County, and educated at Bainbridge Academy. Mr. and Mrs. Bayne have had four children--Edna E., born July 15, 1865; Olive S., born October 31, 1867; Thomas Dwight, born March 10, 1878, and one that died in infancy. Miss Edna was a student at De Pauw university until recently, when she had to abandon her studies owing to weak eyes. Olive is attending the De Pauw University in the class of 1890, and Dwight is attending the Greencastle public school. The parents are members of the College Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he has been a steward for several years. Mr. Bayne has been very successful in a business point of view. In 1875 he erected the Bayne block of Greencastle, and in 1878 built a substantial brick residence, one of the very best in the city. His father James Bayne, was a native of New Jersey, and of English ancestry. He came to Indiana in 1855, locating in Dayton, where he died in 1885, aged eighty-seven years. He was a farmer by occupation. The mother, Lydia Bayne,nee Basel, was a native of Pennsylvania and of German ancestry. She died at Dayton in 1857, aged fifty-nine years. She was a member of the Dutch Reform church. The parents had eight children, four of whom are living--Sarah, wife of Robert Leinberger, of Mulberry, this State; John, a resident of Danville, Indiana; Tilman, also of Mulberry, and Thomas.
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