Biography of Capt. Martin Payne
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Payne, Capt. Martin, was born in Waterbury, Conn., in 1827. His father, Thomas J. Payne, also born in Waterbury, Conn., was a farmer and died in 1874. His mother was Nancy Frost, who died in 1880. He received his education in Waterbury and learned the trade of millwright and for a number of years was engaged at bridge building; in 1862 he had charge of placing the armor plate on the gunboat Galena in Mystic, Conn., and afterwards came to Troy and about 1876 started a carriagemaking establishment on First street, where he is still located. He makes a specialty of the sulky manufacture, on which he has a number of patents. He was engineer on the staff of Colonel Babcock with rank of captain. He belongs to all the Masonic bodies and was captain of the Osgood Steamer Company. He was married in 1865 to Jane E. Brown of Troy, N. Y. He has one son, John E. B. Payne, who assists in the business.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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