Biography of William Payne
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Payne, William, was born in Heathfield, Sussex county, England, December 9, 1845, the oldest of two children born to Peter and Ann E. Payne, natives of England, where the wife died September 25, 1850, and the family came to Ontario in March, 1854, and moved on the town line between Ontario and Williamson, in about fifteen years moved. on south town line between Walworth and Ontario, and then to Walworth on a farm owned by Tappan Merrill, and finally to Walworth village, where he now resides. He married, a second time, Mary A. Payne, by whom he had three children. Mr. Payne has been a farmer, but now lives a retired life in Walworth. Our subject was educated in the common schools of England and this country. He came to America at the age of nine years and at sixteen learned the carpenter's trade, followed it about twenty years, and in 1883 purchased the farm of thirty acres he now owns, and follows general farming, fruit raising, and fruit evaporating. Mr. Payne married, in 1871, Electa E. Lane, a native of Ontario. and daughter of John and Hannah Lane, early settlers of Ontario, but now resides in Macedon. Subject and wife have had two children, Ethel F., who died in infancy, and Susie A. He was formerly a Democrat and held the office of highway commissioner four years, but is now identified with the Republican party. He is a member of Wayne County Lodge No. 416, F. & A. M. He was made a Mason in 1867, and has held the office of master of lodge six terms, and is also a member of the South Shore Grange of Ontario. He and family are Universalists.

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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