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HAYNIE, SAMUEL G. (1806–1877). Samuel G. Haynie, physician and mayor of Austin, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 23, 1806. He went as a youth to Alabama and from there moved to Independence, Washington County, Texas, in 1837. In 1839 he settled in Austin, where he practiced medicine. He represented Travis County in the Republic of Texas Fifth Congress, 1840–42, and in the Second Legislature, 1847. He was appointed postmaster of Austin in 1849 and served as mayor in 1850 and 1851. In 1852 he established a large mercantile firm in his name in Austin. Haynie married Hannah Marie Evans on February 7, 1841. They had six children. Haynie was an Odd Fellow and Mason. He practiced medicine until his death, on May 20, 1877.


Austin Daily Democratic Statesman, May 22, 1877. Pat Ireland Nixon, The Medical Story of Early Texas, 1528–1853 (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lupe Memorial Fund, 1946). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).


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