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Captain Morgan Lewis PAYNE

Captain Morgan Lewis PAYNE

Male 1805 - 1878  (73 years)

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  • Name Morgan Lewis PAYNE  [1, 2, 3
    Title Captain 
    Relationshipwith John Louis CARR
    Birth 20 APR 1805  Goshen, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Dearborn County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Service Abt 1833  [4
    Census 1840  Decatur County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1850  Grant County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1855  Eppards Point, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1860  Eppards Point, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 30 APR 1862  Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Service 30 APR 1862  [4, 5
    Census 1865  Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 29 APR 1878  Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Age 73 years 
    Burial Aft 29 APR 1878  South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • [Payne - Prosper 1045179.FTW]
      Morgan became Captain of a Company of Militia from Vermilion Co., in the Black Hawk War in 1831-32. After the war, he took an active part in trying to get the "NorthernCross Railway" [Wabash Railroad] built from Danville to Springfield. The tracks [1977] run across theformer Payne land just south of the Vermilion Manor Rest Home [earlypoor-farm]. He became involved in a law suit in 1836 over a right-of-way dispute which developed into a fist fight with the landowner. Abraham Lincoln of Springfield, the circuit Judge for this District was the presiding Judge over the trial that was held in Danville. Lincoln never forgot the pluck and tenacity shown by Mr.Payne. As a result of right -of-way difficulties the railroad Co. went broke and the investors went bankrupt. M.L. Payne lost everything he owned and it was several year later before a railroad was ever built. Payne joined many others who thought they might become rich in Texas. He and his younger brother, John, Jr. both went there and were soon involved in the War with Mexico over the liberation of Texas lands. Capt. M.L. Payne commanded a company in Texas until the expiration of his term of enlistment. He returned to his Indiana home where he raised another company, remaining in the conflict until Texas was liberated, He still had not been successful financially so returned to farming. When the Civil War broke out he raised a company which did gallant service for the Union. Once when he was home on furlough, Payne did not get back to his company on timeso consequently he was mustered out of service. He set about tryingto get the "mustering out" order set aside by getting all the names of the officers on his petition which he sent to Washington, D.C. To his old Danville friend, Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln's former law partner and personal body guard. When Lincoln saw the petition, he asked Lamon ofthis was the same Payne who had been in the law suit in Danville years before. On learning that they were the same, Lincoln stated,"This is the kind of man we need out there fighting" and M.L. Payne was restored to his former rank and commission. After the War, Payne became Constable, Deputy Sheriff at Pontiac

      From "Beckwith's History of Vermilion Co. Ill., published in 1879
    Person ID I1244  Carr-Scott
    Last Modified 30 OCT 2022 

    Father Ancestors John PAYNE, Sr.,   b. 01 MAY 1776, Goshen, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 MAY 1864, Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Hanna EARLL,   b. 20 MAR 1776, Cornwall, Orange, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 05 MAR 1855, Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 1795  [7
    Age at Marriage John was ~ 18 years and 7 months old - Hanna was ~ 18 years and 9 months old. 
    Family ID F672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Jane BARKLEY,   b. 27 AUG 1828, Grant County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 OCT 1907, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage 09 DEC 1849  Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Age at Marriage Morgan was 44 years and 8 months old - Sarah was 21 years and 4 months old. 
    Children 
     1. William Lewis PAYNE,   b. 16 OCT 1850, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
    +2. Lydia Harriet PAYNE,   b. 19 SEP 1852, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Hannah Delilah PAYNE,   b. 14 SEP 1857, Eppards Point, Livingston, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 09 NOV 1931, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)
     4. Anna Eliza PAYNE,   b. 10 APR 1858, Livingston County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. JAN 1944, Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years)
     5. Burnett H. PAYNE,   b. 1860, Livingston County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
     6. Jane E. PAYNE,   b. 1862, Livingston County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: Natural]  [Mother: Natural]
    +7. Isabelle Lydia Hulsey PAYNE,   b. SEP 1864, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 JUL 1936, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 71 years)
    Family ID F710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 AUG 2022 

    Family 2 Rebecca ADAMS,   b. 1808, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1838 (Age 30 years) 
    Marriage 20 JUL 1826  Dearborn County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age at Marriage Morgan was 21 years and 3 months old - Rebecca was ~ 18 years and 7 months old. 
    Children 
     1. Morgan Lewis PAYNE, Jr.,   b. 1827, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1882, Grant, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years)
    Family ID F4288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 27 FEB 2015 

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  • Documents 2 Documents

  • Sources 
    1. [S350] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, (Yates Publishing), Database online. Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
      Record for Morgan Lewis Payne

    2. [S197] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, (Historical Data Systems), Database online.
      Record for Morgan L Payne

    3. [S66 ] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, (National Archives and Records Administration), Database online.
      Record for Morgan L Payne

    4. [s48] Ancestry.com Family Trees, Database online. Reed Beck Payne Craycraft family tree.
      Record for Hannah Delilah Payne

    5. [S197] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, (Historical Data Systems).

    6. [s48] Ancestry.com Family Trees, Database online. Sparks Family Tree.
      Record for Capt Morgan Lewis Payne

    7. [S147] Family Tree, Payne-Prosper 1045179.FTW.
      Date of Import: Nov 19, 2007

    8. [S350] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, (Yates Publishing), Database online. Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
      Record for Rebecca Adams