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Samuel Bert Payne


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 15:30:19

A well improved farm of 80 acres on section 28, Jackson township pays tribute to the labors of Samuel Bert Payne, who has made his home thereon for over a third of a century. He is a naÔve of Indiana, born in Clay county, that state July 20, 1854, and is a son of James Robert Payne whose birth occurred in Cumberland, Maryland in 1830 His mother who bore the maiden name of Mary M Devore, was born in Ohio and reared near Findlay that state. In their family were eight children. James Robert Payne came with a colony to this lucidity, and he became prominently identified with its development and upbuilding, serving as supervisor of his township for a time Our subjectís grandfather Benjamin C Payne was also one of this colony and for some time conducted a store in Boone, besides owning and operating a farm. Our subject is today the only one living in this county who came with the colony at that time. His paternal great grandfather was a native of England.
It was on November 5, 1854, when Samuel Bert Payne was only a few months old, that he was brought to this county by his parents, the trip being made n wagons. He here passed they days of his boyhood and youth, attending school in Des Moines township in the second schoolhouse built in Boone county. His fist teacher was Jonathan Kellogg. He continued his education at intervals until he attained his majority and in the meantime acquired and excellent knowledge of agricultural pursuits by aiding his father in the work of the home farm. On September 12, 1880 he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie B Abraham of Boone county, who was born in Canada and is a daughter of James and Maria (Wilson) Abraham. He father was a native of Ireland, and her mother was born on the ocean while the family were reroute to the new world. It was in 1866 that the Abrahamís came to Boone county and settled in Colfax township.
Since 1880 Mr Payne has made his home upon his present farm and has erected all of the buildings now found thereon. It was wild land when it came into his possession, but the improvements that he has made have been substantial and it today ranks among the best cultivated and most desirable farm of the locality. Mr and Mrs Payne have two children, Walter Scott and Allie W. The wife and mother is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and the family stand high in the community where they reside. In politics Mr Payne is a republican ,and he has filled several local offices in a most creditable manner.

1914 Boone County History Book


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