William Wallace Payne

Male 1814 - 1863  (49 years)


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  • Name William Wallace Payne  [1, 2
    Born 22 Jan 1814  Hamilton, Madison Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Book Reference 2750  
    Died 11 Jun 1863  Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I03209  Irish
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2011 

    Family Betsey Sears,   b. 27 May 1819,   d. 5 Sep 1867  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1840 
    Children 
     1. Marsalle Marie Payne,   b. 14 Jul 1841, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1864, Sennett, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     2. Sereno Elisha Payne,   b. 26 Jun 1843, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1914, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Eugene Sears Payne,   b. 14 Apr 1846, Sennett, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1870, Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     4. William Henry Payne,   b. 07 Nov 1849, Sennett, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1884, San Mateo, Putnam Co., FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Marion Holmes Payne,   b. 21 Oct 1851, Sennett, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Edward G. Payne,   b. 29 Nov 1853, Sennett, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ida Amelia Payne,   b. 01 Jun 1855, Sennett, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Edward Albert Payne,   b. 01 Jun 1855, Sennett, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Clara Albertine Payne,   b. 16 Nov 1856, Sennett, Cayuga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F1516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jan 1814 - Hamilton, Madison Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 1863 - Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S007136] Descendants of John Irish 1629-1963, Willis L. Irish.

    2. [S137127] The Payne's of Hamilton, Augusta Francelia Payne White, (Tobias A. Wright Publisher, 1912).
      William Wallace Payne passed his early life in Hamilton, N. Y., receiving a good common school education. He became a merchant in Hamilton, and being of an enterprising disposition, extended his operations to Louisiana. He would descend the Ohio and Mississippi in a flat boat carrying a large cargo of goods which he readily sold to the planters of the Red River. It was during one of these ventures that he contracted yellow fever, from which he recovered only through the unremitting and careful nursing of an old slave. On his recovery he promptly purchased the freedom of this faithful soul, and provided him a comfortable home for life.

      Mr. Payne commenced farming near Auburn, N. Y., in 1844 and pursued this vocation successfully until his death in 1863.

      William Wallace Payne was a great reader, an intelligent observer and consequently well posted on all current affairs. In polities he was a Whig until 1855, when he became a member of the Republican Party. He never sought office but was for many years Justice of the Peace, and in 1859 and 1860 was a member of the New York Legislature.

      He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church from his boyhood. While he was not an orator, he was most brilliant and entertaining, stating his views with clearness and precision, with a wealth of information, the result of wide reading and a retentive memory.

      He was particularly helpful to younger men, aiding them not only with sound advice, but with loans of substantial sums from his own slender fortune. He performed well his part in all the relations of life, and passing away at an early age left his children the priceless heritage of a worthy example and an honored name.