Biography of George Payne
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Payne, George, a native of England, born July 20, 1840, is the youngest of six children of John and Sophia Payne. My mother's maiden name being Reader, natives of England, and there they died. Subject was reared in the town of Sheerness, county of Kent, England. In the year of 1866 he came to this county. While in England he worked eleven years in London at iron ship building, he worked on the Great Eastern after the laying of the Atlantic cable, also on the Rapanhanee, when being fitted for the Confederate service. After crossing to America he worked in New York in a boiler shop on Cherry street. He soon came to town of Macedon and engaged in farming and there became interested in concrecting wood for the railroad company with George Glover and after four years in the wood business came to Walworth, purchased a small farm of fifty seven acres, where he now lives; he has added 103 acres to it known as Philites Miller farm. He has been highway commissioner and supervisor of the town. Mr. Payne married August 4, 1860, Charlotte Copping of England, by whom he has ten children, John, Lottie, Annie R., Flora, who were born in England, and George J., Willie W., Walter J., John W., Nellie E., Guy, were born in this country. Six are now living.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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