Jeremiah H. Payne

M, b. 1769, d. 1 February 1861
     Jeremiah H. Payne was born in 1769 at Bedford Co., PA. He married Sarah McCoy on 9 May 1797 at Shelby Co., KY. Jeremiah H. Payne died on 1 February 1861 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. He was buried in February 1861 at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington Co., IN, Findagrave #27814605.

Children of Jeremiah H. Payne and Sarah McCoy

Jeremiah Lewis Payne

M, b. 14 December 1827, d. 1 August 1889
     Jeremiah Lewis Payne was born on 14 December 1827 at South Boston, Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Lewis Payne and Susannah Dawalt. Jeremiah Lewis Payne married Catherine Mull, daughter of John Mull and Lucinda Davis, on 23 March 1852 at Washington Co., IN. Jeremiah Lewis Payne lived in July 1860 at Franklin Twp., Washington Co., IN.2 He lived on 3 September 1870 at Franklin Twp., Washington Co., IN.3 He died on 1 August 1889 at Washington Co., IN, at age 61 OBITUARY #1 - The Republican Leader, August 9, 1889, South Boston Items

-- J. L. Payne was born in Washington county, Ind., December 14, 1827, and died August 1, 1889, age about 61. He was born within half a mile of this place and lived within the same distance of the spot all his life. He was a good citizen, and industrious farmer and an excellent neighbor; always foremost in any enterprise that was calculated to advance the interests of his neighborhood. He leaves an excellent wife, two children, a son and a daughter, two brothers, John and Henry, and a host of other relatives to mourn his death.


OBITUARY #2 - The Republican Leader, August 9, 1889, South Boston Items

-- Dr. Spurgeon, assisted by Rev. Levi Wright, preached the funeral of J. L. Payne last Friday. Henry Payne of Highland, attended the funeral of his brother, near this place, last Friday.


HOLY CARD

There is no death! What seem so is transition
This life of Mortal breath;
Is but a suburb of the life elysian,
Whose portal we call death

In Loving Remembrance of
Jeremiah L. Payne,
Died Aug. 1, 1889

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we lived is stilled;
A Place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given;
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.

He was buried in August 1889 at Anderson-Payne Cemetery, South Boston, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Jeremiah Lewis Payne and Catherine Mull

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.
  2. [S2090] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 306; FHL #803306.
  3. [S2094] 1870 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 369; FHL #545868.

Jerita Diane Payne

F, b. 26 March 1924, d. 14 April 2001
     Jerita Diane Payne was born on 26 March 1924 at Bee Branch, Van Buren Co., AR. She was the daughter of Samuel Lay Payne and Clara Belle Blackwell. Jerita Diane Payne married Benjamin Starr Nutter, son of Benjamin Franklin Nutter and Effie Loretta Roll, on 16 July 1943. Jerita Diane Payne died on 14 April 2001 at Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN, at age 77. She was buried in April 2001 at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN, Findagrave #40587139.

Child of Jerita Diane Payne and Benjamin Starr Nutter

John Payne

M, b. 9 February 1739, d. 24 October 1792
     John Payne was Society of Friends (Quaker.) He was born on 9 February 1739 at Massachusetts. He was the son of John Payne and Anna Fleming. John Payne married Mary Coles. John Payne died on 24 October 1792 at age 53.

Children of John Payne and Mary Coles

John Payne

M
     John Payne married Anna Fleming.

Child of John Payne and Anna Fleming

John Payne1

M
     John Payne married Alvaria (?).

Child of John Payne and Alvaria (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.55.

John Bruce Payne

M, b. June 1886, d. 23 May 1942
     John Bruce Payne was born in June 1886 at Texas. He was the son of Manen Lot Payne and Martha Jane Payne. John Bruce Payne married Mary E. Wickson, daughter of Alpheus C. Wickson and Hannah Burns, circa 1913. John Bruce Payne lived in April 1940 at Brenham, Washington Co., TX. He died on 23 May 1942 at Washington Co., TX, at age 55 There is a Texas Death Index record for a John Bruce Payne, died 23 May 1942 in Washington County, Texas (Certificate 24260).

John Christian Payne

M, b. 11 February 1866, d. 30 July 1952
     John Christian Payne was born on 11 February 1866 at Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., OH. He married Mary Ellen Graves on 11 February 1892 at Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS. John Christian Payne died on 30 July 1952 at Boulder, Boulder Co., CO, at age 86.
Note: Information from lynn genealogy prepared by lynnandart, online at ancestry.com.

Child of John Christian Payne and Mary Ellen Graves

John G. Payne1

M, b. 13 May 1837, d. 14 September 1911
     John G. Payne was born on 13 May 1837 at South Boston, Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of Lewis Payne and Susannah Dawalt.1 John G. Payne married Mary Ann Kettrey, daughter of Andrew Kettrey, on 4 April 1861 at Washington Co., IN. John G. Payne died on 14 September 1911 at South Boston, Washington Co., IN, at age 74.

Children of John G. Payne and Mary Ann Kettrey

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

John W. Payne

M, b. 17 November 1851, d. 26 January 1893
     John W. Payne was born on 17 November 1851 at Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of William Harvey Payne and Harriet Hartley. John W. Payne married Elizabeth Huston, daughter of Benjamin Huston and Nancy Meadors, on 8 January 1874 at Washington Co., IN. John W. Payne died on 26 January 1893 at age 41 OBITUARY - The Salem Democrat, February 2, 1893, South Boston Items

We are grieved to report the death of John W. Payne, who died Jan. 26, 1893. Mr. Payne was one of Franklin township's best citizens, was joyful under all circumstances and well liked by all who knew him. His remains were enterred (sic) in the family grave-yard at this place.

He was buried in January 1893 at Anderson-Payne Cemetery, South Boston, Washington Co., IN.

Children of John W. Payne and Elizabeth Huston

Citations

  1. [S2090] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 306; FHL #803306.
  2. [S2084] 1880 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 321; FHL #1254321.
  3. [S1205] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 411 - 412; FHL #1240411 - 2.

Jordan M. Payne1

M, b. circa 1853, d. 1946
     Jordan M. Payne was born circa 1853 at Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN, 1900 census shows 1856, but this appears to be in error compared to earlier censuses, and is also in conflict with younger brother Francis' birth year.1 He was the son of Henry Rice Payne and Caroline Davis.1 Jordan M. Payne married Sarah J. Boling, daughter of Isaac N. Boling and Anna Stanley, on 4 February 1876 at Washington Co., IN. Jordan M. Payne lived on 21 June 1880 at Pleasant Valley Twp., Wilson Co., KS.2 He married Almira Josie Bowers, daughter of George Bowers and Minerva Carter, on 19 October 1889 at Washington Co., IN, five children born, three living, as of 1910 census. Jordan M. Payne lived between 1900 and 1940 at Driftwood Twp., Jackson Co., IN.3 He died in 1946 at Washington Co., IN.

Children of Jordan M. Payne and Sarah J. Boling

Children of Jordan M. Payne and Almira Josie Bowers

Citations

  1. [S2090] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 306; FHL #803306.
  2. [S1579] 1880 Federal Census, Wilson County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 399; FHL #1254399.
  3. [S2173] 1910 Federal Census, Jackson County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 357; FHL #1374370.
  4. [S2172] 1900 Federal Census, Jackson County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 378; FHL #1240378.

Joseph C. Payne

M, b. 9 April 1798, d. 11 October 1858
     Joseph C. Payne was born on 9 April 1798 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. He married Anna Johnson circa 1819. Joseph C. Payne died on 11 October 1858 at Polk Co., MO, at age 60.

Child of Joseph C. Payne and Anna Johnson

Joseph F. Payne1

M, b. circa 1876
     Joseph F. Payne was born circa 1876 at Illinois.1 He married Inez Simmons.1

Child of Joseph F. Payne and Inez Simmons

Citations

  1. [S2364] 1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 376.

Kenneth Osborne Payne

M, b. 24 June 1900, d. 29 May 1972
     Kenneth Osborne Payne was born on 24 June 1900 at Washington Co., IN. He was the son of William Lebert Payne and Zella F. Motsinger.1 Kenneth Osborne Payne married Estella Mae Anderson, daughter of William Franklin Anderson and Malinda Annis Floyd, circa 1921, NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

An Infare Dinner
A very pleasant day was spent last Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lebert Payne when their eldest son Kenneth O. Payne brought home his bride, Mrs. Estelle Anderson Payne. The bride and groom arrived just before the noon hour. The bride was beautifully attired in a white georgette dress. The groom wore a blue serge suit. A long table was spread in the yard, decorated with bouquets of ferns and June roses and covered to the utmost with all kinds of good eats.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Payne and Mrs. Stella Waisner and daughter Mildred of Howard Park, Eddie Motsinger and family, Manson Motsinger and family, Roscoe Mull and family, Ernest Motsinger and family, Ellis Motsinger and family, Lige Newlon and family, Raymond Motsinger and family, Roy Walker and family, Dempsey Motsinger and wife, Lebert Gorman and wife, Chas M. and Sarah Motsinger, Mrs. Mary E. Graves, Mrs. Jane VanMeter, Mrs. Anise Anderson, Mrs. Effie Terrell, Misses Hazel Anderson, Irene Wagoner, Lelah Terrell, Mr. Glen Anderson, Mr. Tony Markland, Mr. and Mrs. Lebert Payne and children Morris and Geneve.
They received many beautiful and useful presents.

Kenneth Osborne Payne died on 29 May 1972 at age 71 OBITUARY - The Salem, Indiana Leader; May 5, 1972:

Kenneth Payne, Of New Albany, Expires Monday
Kenneth O. Payne, age 71, a resident of 48 Valley View Court, New Albany, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 24, 1900, the son of Leebert and Zella Motsinger Payne. He was a member of the Olive Branch Primitive Baptist Church at Pekin and was a retired employee of the Paramount Plywood Co. in New Albany. He had been a teacher in Washington County during the 1920's and was at one time self-employed in the refrigeration and electrical business. He was a member of the Salem Masonic Lodge #21.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Sanders Payne; a son Jerry Lee Payne, New Albany; a daughter Mrs. Virginia Adkins, Lexington, Kentucky; a step-daughter Mrs. Betty Smith, Louisville; a brother Morris Payne, Salem; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Cornwell, Paoli and Mrs. Elsie Walker, Greenwood and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Haas Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment in the Sellersburg Cemetery. Masonic services were conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

He was buried on 31 May 1972 at Sellersburg Cemetery, Sellersburg, Clark Co., IN.

Child of Kenneth Osborne Payne and Estella Mae Anderson

Citations

  1. [S1205] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 411 - 412; FHL #1240411 - 2.

Leafa Murl Payne

F, b. 10 January 1887, d. 26 October 1976
     Leafa Murl Payne was born on 10 January 1887 at Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Lewis Cass Payne and Ferebee Ellen Brickey. Leafa Murl Payne married Fred Beezon Baynes, son of Lewis J. Baynes and Adaline Stanley, on 21 November 1914 at Washington Co., IN. Leafa Murl Payne died on 26 October 1976 at Johnson Co. (probably), IN, at age 89 Dates per SSDI, last residence Franklin. She was buried in October 1976 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Leafa Murl Payne and Fred Beezon Baynes

Lewis Payne

M, b. 22 July 1801, d. 1 February 1862
     Lewis Payne was born on 22 July 1801 at Ohio. He was the son of Jeremiah H. Payne and Sarah McCoy. Lewis Payne married Susannah Dawalt, daughter of Henry DeWald and Elizabeth Gross, on 21 November 1822 at Washington Co., IN. Lewis Payne left a will on 8 March 1861; Lewis Payne made his will March 8, 1861, and it was probated April 12, 1862. He named as his heirs his wife, Susannah Dawalt, and his children: James Martin Payne; Jacob Newton Payne; Henry Rice Payne; Jeremiah Lewis Payne; Daniel D. Payne; John G. Payne; the heirs of Harvey Payne deceased; Catherine M. Payne married an Anderson; Sarah E. Payne married an Anderson.
Also he specified "My equitable share of the estate of jeremiah Payne, deceased, to be divided among my children."

He died on 1 February 1862 at South Boston, Washington Co., IN, at age 60. He was buried in February 1862 at Anderson-Payne Cemetery, South Boston, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Lewis Payne and Susannah Dawalt

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

Lewis Cass Payne1

M, b. 10 October 1849, d. 26 December 1929
     Lewis Cass Payne was born on 10 October 1849 at Washington Twp., Washington Co., IN.1 He was the son of William Harvey Payne and Harriet Hartley.1 Lewis Cass Payne married Ferebee Ellen Brickey, daughter of William Brickey and Peninah Bundy, on 8 October 1875 at Washington Co., IN. Lewis Cass Payne died on 26 December 1929 at Salem, Washington Co., IN, at age 80 OBITUARY - The Salem Leader or The Salem Democrat; after December 26, 1929

LEWIS PAYNE
Lewis Cass Payne was born Oct. 10th, 1849, his age being 80 years, 2 months and 16 days. The place of his birth was quite near the home here he afterward made his permanent residence. He was the oldest child of Wm. Harvey and Harriett Hartley Payne. While still a small child, about five years old, his father died. Not long after this the mother and a baby sister died near the same hour, and were buried at the same time.
He spent his boyhood and young manhood in the community of his birth. On Nov. 10th, 1876 he was united in marriage to Ella Brickey. To this union nine children were born: Claude L., who was residing with his parents at the time of his father’s death; Mrs. Herschel Tatlock, of Covington, Tennessee; Jas. Cassius, of East St. Louis; Wm. Herschel, who died March 26, 1908; Mrs. Virgil Mitchell, of Scottsburg, Ind; Mrs. Fred Baynes, of Kokomo, Ind; Mrs. Lucretia Newlon, who died August 30th, 1926, and Dollyne E., who is a teacher in the Salem schools.
Lewis Payne spent practically all his life in the neighborhood of his birth. After his marriage he and his wife decided to make their home in the Highland community. This home they fashioned, the truly fine, splendid family they reared, speak in wonderful testimony to the lives of Lewis and Ella Payne. It is a greater tribute to their lives than any monument of stone however large and fine.
Mr. Payne was a charter member of the Highland Farmers’ Club and until his recent illness remained active in the organization. He was always interested in the things that would be for the betterment of his community and was always willing to do his part in any movement that would bring greater blessings to his home and family.
His life was a busy one and in home and community there will be a vacant place. The place of a good citizen, a kind neighbor, a loving husband and father can not be filled.
About one year ago he suffered a severe attack of influenza from which he never fully recovered. Medical skill and loving care were unable to bring relief. On Dec. 21 he suffered a severe attack which resulted after a few days, in his death.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, seven children, seventeen grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Charles Boling, of Bentonville, Arkansas.
Although sorrow always comes when loved ones leave, yet we know that for them it is the beginning of a new day.
                    “That death seems but a covered way
                Which opens into light,
                    Wherein no blinded child can stray
                Beyond the Father’s sight.

                    That care and trial seem at last
                Through memory’s sunset air.
                    Like mountain ranges over past
                In purple distance fair,

                    And so the shadows fall apart,
                And so the west winds play
                    And all the windows of the heart
                Are open to the day.”
The funeral services were held in the home and a large number of friends and relatives were in attendance. Rev. Wm. R. Seat of the Salem Baptist Church, and Oliver Trueblood, of the Highland Friends Church, were in charge of the services. A quartette consisting of R. S. Baynes, Fred Simpson, Wm. Cauble and Thomas Lewelling sang the following songs: The Home of the Soul, We Are Going Down the Valley and Rock of Ages. After the simple but beautiful services, interment took place at Crown Hill Cemetery.


He was buried in December 1929 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Lewis Cass Payne and Ferebee Ellen Brickey

Citations

  1. [S954] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 179.

Lillian Mae Payne

F, b. 15 October 1894
     Lillian Mae Payne was born on 15 October 1894 at Washington Co. (probably), IN. She was the daughter of Samuel Oscar Payne and Dora Lincoln McClellan. Lillian Mae Payne married Jason B. McCoskey, son of James H. McCoskey and Nancy Ellen Taylor, on 25 February 1915 at Washington Co., IN.

Children of Lillian Mae Payne and Jason B. McCoskey

Lloyd Winifred Payne

M, b. 7 November 1903, d. 26 May 1925
     Lloyd Winifred Payne was born on 7 November 1903 at South Boston, Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Samuel Newton Payne and Dora Amelia Williams. Lloyd Winifred Payne died on 26 May 1925 at Jasper Co., IN, at age 21.

Loran B. Payne

M, b. 5 May 1889, d. 14 November 1966
     Loran B. Payne was born on 5 May 1889 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Lewis Cass Payne and Ferebee Ellen Brickey. Loran B. Payne married Mary E. Mitchell, daughter of Samuel Mitchell and Rosina Merkofer, on 21 June 1933, no children. Loran B. Payne died on 14 November 1966 at age 77.

Louise Payne

F, b. 1815, d. 1841
     Louise Payne was born in 1815. She married Bryan Whitfield Killebrew in 1837. Louise Payne died in 1841.

Child of Louise Payne and Bryan Whitfield Killebrew

Lucinda Caroline Payne

F, b. 11 July 1857, d. 5 April 1932
     Lucinda Caroline Payne was born on 11 July 1857 at Washington Co., IN.1 She was the daughter of Jeremiah Lewis Payne and Catherine Mull.1 Lucinda Caroline Payne married William Alexander Walker, son of James Walker and Phoebe Goss, on 6 January 1881 at Washington Co., IN. Lucinda Caroline Payne died on 5 April 1932 at Washington Co., IN, at age 74 OBITUARY #1 – The Salem Democrat; Wednesday, April 6, 1932

RESPECTED AGED RESIDENT PASSES
Mrs. Caroline Walker, 74, of Washington county, died Tuesday morning following a long illness.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at two o’clock from the Conoway church by the Rev. W. A. Hunter. Burial will be in the Payne cemetery.
Two sons, Edward B. of Salem, Albert L. of South Boston and one daughter, Mrs. Rosie Bell Taylor of Washington county survive.


OBITUARY #2 – The Salem Democrat; Wednesday, after April 6, 1932

Lucinda Caroline Payne, daughter of Jeremiah and Catherine Payne was born in Washington County, Indiana, July 11, 1857 and departed this life April 5, 1932, aged 74 years, 8 months and 24 days.
She was united in marriage to William A. Walker, Jan. 6, 1881 and to this union five children were born of which two sons, an infant, and Wilford Lee preceded her to the grave. The living children are Edward B., of Salem, Albert L., of South Boston and Mrs. Claude Taylor of South Boston.
Besides the children she leaves to mourn their loss, four grandchildren and one great grandchild, besides host of other relatives and friends.
She had been in poor health for several years. Throughout her illness she bore her suffering without a murmur.

When we think of how she suffered,
Then we know that God knew best;
For this life is full of sorrow
That all of us must share.
Asleep in Jesus, Oh, how sweet,
From which none ever wake to weep.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday at two o’clock, from the Conoway church by the Rev. W. A. Hunter. Burial was in the Payne cemetery.

She was buried in April 1932 at Anderson-Payne Cemetery, South Boston, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Lucinda Caroline Payne and William Alexander Walker

Citations

  1. [S2090] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 306; FHL #803306.

Lucy Payne

F, b. circa 1772, d. 30 January 1846
     Lucy Payne was born circa 1772. She was the daughter of John Payne and Mary Coles. Lucy Payne married George Steptoe Washington, son of Samuel Washington and Anne Steptoe, on 20 May 1793 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1 Lucy Payne married Judge Thomas Todd, son of Richard Todd and Elizabeth Richards, on 29 March 1812 at The White House, Washington, D.C., Lucy Payne was first married to a Washington, nephew of George Washington, and was widowed at the time of her marriage to Judge Todd. She was the sister of Dolly Madison.

Two sons were born to this marriage, per Sullivant book.

Lucy Payne died on 30 January 1846. She was buried at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY.

Child of Lucy Payne and George Steptoe Washington

Children of Lucy Payne and Judge Thomas Todd

Citations

  1. [S20] Joseph Sullivant, A Genealogy and Family Memorial, p. 278.

Mabel C. Payne

F, b. 31 July 1906, d. 18 February 1999
     Mabel C. Payne was born on 31 July 1906 at Indiana. She was the daughter of Ross LaFrance Payne and Maryetta Plott. Mabel C. Payne married Clifton W. Karnes, son of Jesse Karnes and Mary Isabelle West, at Indiana. Mabel C. Payne died on 18 February 1999 at El Paso Co. (probably), CO, at age 92 dates per SSDI, last residence Colorado Springs.

Mabel Louella Payne

F
     Mabel Louella Payne married Fred Oliver Nicholson.

Child of Mabel Louella Payne and Fred Oliver Nicholson

Manen Lot Payne

M, b. 11 March 1842, d. 25 January 1926
     Manen Lot Payne was born on 11 March 1842 at Georgia. He was the son of Moses Payne and Winnie Tarks. Manen Lot Payne married Martha Jane Payne, daughter of William Payne and Elizabeth Dawalt, on 16 May 1867. Manen Lot Payne died on 25 January 1926 at Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX, at age 83. He was buried in January 1926 at Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX.
Note: From Tracy Devault:

The following is believed to have been researched and written by Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" (McCoy) Hayward, wife of Sumner Hayward, 224 Richards Road, Ridgewood, New Jersey. It was attached to a letter she had written on January 30, 1958 and found in the records of the Washington County, Indiana Genealogical Society. Elizabeth was a professional genealogist and I suspect she was researching Manen Lot Payne for someone else. Recent research has answered some of Elizabeth's questions.

THE PUZZLE OF M. L. PAYNE
William Payne (1804 - 1874) and his wife Elizabeth Dawalt (various other spellings used (1809 - 1909) had, among other children, a dau. Martha Jane, b. 1847. They lived at various places in Ohio, Ind.., Ill., and Tex. In 1863 William Payne was clerk of the Bapt. chh. at Utica; in 1865 of the same at Pekin. Washington co., deed indices show that he bought and sold land there (C-161, I-532, 538, G-190, S-315, 467, L-222, V-123) but I have only the refs. just noted, not the dates. By 1872 this couple were in Waxahachie, Tex., where both d. and are buried. Problem #1 is to fix the exact dates of their various moves and to discover just where they lived at what times.
To their home, presumably in Washington co., during the Civil War there came a very young man, Manon or Manuel Lot Payne. Here we come to the real mystery, for no less than 6 people have agreed on the fact that his story is muddled but non can straighten it out -- nor can I. M. L. Payne's family came from Villa Rica, Ga. (but a search of the 1850 & 1860 Census, which I made at Savannah, does not show him as a member of a household in that area). Several of his descendants have given the date of his birth as Mr. 11, 1842 BUT he is said to have been in the Confederate army at the age of 14, which just doesn't jibe. The tradition is that he was shot in the back on the neck, carried the bullet the rest of his life and consequently could not hold up his head properly. That last bit is more than tradition -- several people who knew him vouch for his peculiar posture. He may have been a deserter, which would account for his arrival in Indiana under cloudy circumstances, and maybe for his being shot in the back. He worked for the Paynes (query -- was his real surname Lot, and did he adopt the Payne surname to cover his tracks and the possibility of being court martialed?) My. 16, 1867, in Ind. (Where?) he m. Martha Jane Payne, mentioned above -- the marriage being strongly opposed by Elizabeth (Dawalt) Payne. The opposition was based, according to tradition, on his being "frivolous," even to the point of playing the fiddle (this would have been a grave offense in the eyes of a strict Baptist family of that day.) At any rate, his mother-in-law never forgave him and left the family home in Tex. to a different dau. than Martha Jane, also cutting him and his wife out of her will. As Elizabeth (Dawalt) Payne reached the overripe age of 100 she had plenty of time to think it over! Problem #2: did the marriage of M. L. Payne and Martha J. Payne take place in Washington co.,? If so, do the records add any details, such as the age of the groom and the names of his parents? If the date of the marriage, My. 16, 1867, and that of the birth of the first child, My. 6, 1868, are correct (and I have only the say-so of descendants) then it was no shotgun marriage.
Among the fruitless searches already made are: search of Ga. census, as mentioned above; search of Terre Haute census for 1870 (there was a statement made that this was the residence of the family in 1872); and on-the-spot inquiry made in Villa Rica, Ga., by a descendant just a year or two ago; hunt for family Bibles; inquiry as to Confederate records. Anything that will throw light on this puzzle will be welcome, especially any records showing Washington co., doings. Are there old tax lists, for instance: I doubt if M. L. Payne ever owned property there but if any of his children were born there would their names, and his, be on the record? Church records would hardly be useful, considering the "frivolous" nature of the man but possibly his wife belonged to either Utica or Pekin Baptist church before they were married. If so, the date of her dismissal might be found. Both M. L. Payne and his wife d. at Waxahachie, Tex., he Ja. 22-23, 1926 (d. in the night, in his sleep, hence the uncertainty) and she Sp. 25, 1928, and are, I presume, buried there. They had 8 chn., with several of whom I've corresponded.

Children of Manen Lot Payne and Martha Jane Payne

Margaret Melinda Payne

F, b. 9 February 1872, d. 28 March 1974
     Margaret Melinda Payne was also known as "Maggie". She was born on 9 February 1872 at Salem, Washington Co., IN. She was the daughter of Manen Lot Payne and Martha Jane Payne. Margaret Melinda Payne married George Daniel Peak, son of John Pirtle Peak and Sarah E. Coy, on 16 December 1894 at Ellis Co., TX. Margaret Melinda Payne died on 28 March 1974 at Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX, at age 102. She was buried in 1974 at Guedry Cemetery, Batson, Hardin Co., TX.
Note: MEMOIR - Margaret Lee "Maggie Lee" (Peak) Yarbro-Williams

Mama had a fever when she was a young girl. It left her slightly palsied. She taught school for a while before she married. It was hard for her to write. Her wedding ring was made from a twenty dollar gold piece and was heavy for a ring. If we did anything wrong, she would thump us on the head. Dad caught her one day and made her stop.

Children of Margaret Melinda Payne and George Daniel Peak

Marguerite Evelyn Payne

F, b. December 1898
     Marguerite Evelyn Payne was born in December 1898 at Sangamon Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Matthew Payne and Lou P. Defraites.1 Marguerite Evelyn Payne married Arthur Wattling, son of James Wattling and Penelope Nellie Windle, on 28 June 1916, no children.

Citations

  1. [S1018] 1900 Federal Census, Sangamon County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 342 - 344; FHL #1240342 - 44.

Marie Josephine Payne

F, b. circa 1919
     Marie Josephine Payne was born circa 1919 at Marion Co. (probably), IN. She was the daughter of Victor Grover Payne and Suzanne A. (?)

Marion J. Payne

M, b. 3 April 1844, d. 27 February 1849
     Marion J. Payne was born on 3 April 1844 at South Boston, Washington Co., IN. He was the son of Lewis Payne and Susannah Dawalt. Marion J. Payne died on 27 February 1849 at Washington Co., IN, at age 4. He was buried in 1849.