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Coe Hayne address

Identifier: S0618

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an 11-page address from Coe Hayne at the First Baptist Church of Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 18, 1947, for "Isaac McCoy Day." The address is titled, "Stakes Set in the Wilderness" and it is a tribute to the work of Isaac McCoy. The collection also contains 2 typewritten pages entitled, "Isaac McCoy Memorials."


  • 1947


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Coe Smith Hayne was born on February 3, 1875 in Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan to Marcus E. and Ella C. Tenbrook Haynes. He married Ethel May Shandrew June 28, 1909 and was a baptist minister. He died on June 26, 1961.

Isaac McCoy was born on June 13, 1784 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania to William McCoy and Elizabeth Royce. After moving to Kentucky in 1789, he met and married Christiana Polk in 1803 and they had 14 children. McCoy became an ordained Baptist minister and in 1817 he was appointed to be a missionary to the Native Americans of Indiana and Illinois. He started his first Indian school in 1818 in the area of Western Indiana that is now part of Parke County. McCoy moved to Fort Wayne and opened a new school in May of 1820. He then helped establish the Carey Mission near Niles, Michigan in 1822. In 1826, McCoy established the Thomas Mission in the area that is now Grand Rapids, Michigan and then relocated to Missouri in 1829. For the next decade, he worked for the government selecting and surveying locations to establish and maintain missions and schools for the Native peoples who had to relocate due to the Indian Removal Act of 1830. In 1842 he moved to Louisville, Kentucky to run the American Indian Missionary Association. Isaac McCoy died on June 21, 1846.

Sources: "Hayne, Coe Smith." Find A Grave Memorial Index. Accessed August 20, 2015. "McCoy, Isaac." Find A Grave Memorial Index. Accessed August 20, 2015.

"McCoy, Rev. Isaac." Baptist History Homepage. Accessed August 20, 2015.

Watson, Jeannie. "Reverend Isaac McCoy & the Carey Mission." Berrien County Genealogy MIGenWeb. Accessed August 20, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Coe Hayne on 1948/04/26.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collection(s) in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S2838: Isaac McCoy essay

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/08/20 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/20 by Laura Eliason.
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140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.