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Subject: The Payne Family from Maryland to Missouri
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 16:29:19 -0500
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The Payne Family from Maryland to Missouri

--most of this data was originally gathered by

Bradbury, Patsy Todd, THE PAYNES, Publication: Patsy Bradbury, 8645 Wheeler Rd., Woodstock, GA 30188, 1985, as distilled through Mike Blair and Naomi Payne.

Nehemiah Payne, b. 15 Dec 1733, Dorchester Co, MD; d. after April 4, 1841, in Hall Co, GA. In 1775 residing in Orange Co NC, enlisted and served, rank of private, in North Carolina troops during the Revolutionary War. After the revoloution, Nehemiah was in Greeneville, South Carolina, enumerated in 1790 Census. On 7 January, 1824, Nehemiah Payne and some of his children move to Hall County, Georgia.

Married: wife's name not known


1. Josiah Payne b. ca. 1755, d. Jan 1806 Davidson Co, Tn. md: Sarah Green

2. John Payne b. ca. 1755, d. 1828 Green co, GA. md: Mildred Haynes

3. Joseph Payne, b. ca. 1760 Wilkinson co GA, d. 1850 Clairborne, LA, md: Mary ?

4. William Payne, b. 1763 NC, died AL. Moved his family to Marengo Co AL in 1819

5. Archibald Payne b. 1755-57 MD or NC, d. 1840 Kershaw Co SC in Hall Co GA with children 1810-1820

6. Issac Payne b. ca. 1765, d. 1844 Smith Co TN

7. Zachariah Payne b. 1767, d. 1852 Pontotoc co MI

8. George Payne b. 1771-75, d. 19 Nov 1830 Laurens co GA

9. Absalom Payne b. 1771-75, d. 1830-1840 Laurens co GA

10. Nehemiah Payne b. 1771, d. Hall co GA

11. Daniel Payne b. 1778; d. 1805 Tattnall co GA

12. Lindsey Payne b. ca. 1775; 1820 in Overton co TN

13. Thomas Payne b. ca. 1777; 1830 in Hall co GA

14. Samuel Payne b. ?, in Kershaw Dist SC in 1800

(Naomi Payne 2003 pc and Mike Blair 2001:pc)

Lindsey Payne (b. 1775 N.C, d. Tennessee), son of Nehmiah Payne and unknown mother, wife is not known although a Susanna Bennett appears as Lindsey Payne's wife in Georgia.

Some of Lindsey Payne's children:

1. Archibald Payne Born 3/7/1799 or 3/19/1799 (Phillips 2001: p.c.) in Bulls Gap S.C., (Blair 2000) or in Bulls Gap, TN (Snider 2000). He died 20 Sep 1862 and is buried in the Payne Cemetery, Porter Township Christian County Missouri.

2. Levi

3. Robert

4. John


(Naomi Payne 2003: P.C., Blair 2001: p.c.)

Payne Family Moves from South Carolina to Missouri

In 1800, Lindsey is in the Pendleton District, SC (census) with his brother, Archibald Payne.

Lindsey then moves to Overton County, Tennessee by 1820 (census). He and his son Levi Payne (b. 1794-1804 are enumerated there. John Payne is in Bedford County in 1820 (census).

Archibald Payne marries Jane Hartley in Tennessee? on February 25, 1921 (Duncan 2000 pc and Blair 2001 pc)

In 1830, Lindsey Payne and family appear in Fentress County, TN, while the sons of Lindsey Payne: Levi Payne, Archibald Payne, and Robert Payne are in independent households in Carroll County, Tn. (Naomi Payne 2003)

Archibald figured in the early history of Greene and Christian county. He was noted among the merchants and grocers who were doing business in Greene County in 1837. Merchants were dealers in general merchandise, while grocers sell no dry goods but sell liquor. Archibald is listed as a grocer along with Springfield noteables R.J. McElhany, Jas. Y. Warren, B.W. Cannefax & Co., Alex Hollingsworth and a J.W. Ball. (Holcombe 1883: 187)

John dies in 1840 with no wife and five sons: Jacob of age and four who were minors: Phillip, James, William and John (N. Payne 2003 p.c.) In 1841, three of his underage sons are indentured by Court order, Greene County, Missouri, to various relatives: James and William Payne to Archibald Payne and John Payne to Jacob Hartley. The term of indenture ran till January 1, 1853. (Rising 1994:25)

Do not know what happened to Phillip Payne. Jacob Payne (b. ?, d. 10 Feb 1855 buried Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri) married Jane Cannefax Ingram on 3 Dec 1848 in Greene Co. Jacob and Jane Payne presumbably continue to live in her home in Campbell Township, Greene County (Cunningham 1988:9)

Jane Cannifax Ingram (b. 25 Nov 1812-d. 18 Jul 1865 buried Maple Park Cemetery) was the daughter of Radford Cannefax , who brought his family to Greene County in 1831from Campbell County, Virginia via Kentucky. On 2 April, 1834, in Greene County, Jane Cannefax married Sidney Ingram. Jane's brother, Chesley Cannefax, was sheriff and a business partner of her first husband, Sidney Ingram (Holcombe's Greene County History: 146). [146]

Jane Hartley Payne dies in the mid 1840's and is buried in the Payne Cemetery.

Archibald Payne marries Elizabeth Young Yarbrough on 14 Sept 1847 Greene co mo.

(Naomi Payne 2003 pc)

In 1850, James and William Payne are living next to their Uncle Archibald, in Porter township. Subsequently, James moves down the James River valley into what is now Stone County.

There was an election in 1854. Apparently, A.H. Payne ran for sheriff and received 449 votes. Samuel Fulbright won the election with 579 votes. (Holcombe 1883:227)

In 1858, the county court appointed Archibald Payne, as one of the district assessors under a newly passed law.

(Holcombe 1883:227)

1859 Christian County is formed and the Paynes are now residents in Porter Township, Christian County.

1862 During Civil war Archibald enrolled as a private on July 28, 1862 with Company A, 72nd regiment Missouri Militia (Blair 2000) He died on 9/20/1862 at home of "camp" diarrhea and is buried in the Payne Cemetery, Christian Co. (KathyDuncan p.c. 2000b and Blair 2000).

1868 Elizabeth applied for a and was approved a widow's pension in September 1868 (Blair 2000).

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