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Payne, John C.

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Payne, John C.
February 28, 2007 05:13PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 641.
[Scott County] [Newtown Precinct]

JOHN C. PAYNE, farmer, P. O. Newtown; was born in Scott County in June
1837; his father was Col. Remus Payne, who was born in Fayette County in
1811, was a farmer by occupation, and died in 1880 in Florida; the maiden
name of his mother was Mary Smith Talbott, born in Woodford County, May
11, 1815, and died Sept. 4, 1843; his parents had seven children, four
boys and three girls. He was educated at Georgetown College, and began
life as a farmer. He was married first in Fayette County in 1859, second
in 1868; the father of his first wife was Jacob L. Embrey, who was born
in Madison County, the maiden name of her mother being Caroline Grimes,
born in Fayette County; the father of his second wife was Isaiah Offutt,
born in Maryland in 1808; her mother, Rebecca Offutt, born in Scott
County in 1820. He has been engaged in the breeding of shorthorns,
Southdown sheep, fine horses, and that of a farming interest in general.
He had five children, one living and four dead (Mary Smith Payne living).
He is a member of the Christian Church, and is a Democrat. Mr. Payne is
a prosperous farmer, a very prudent and circumspect man, a prominent
breeder of fine stock; he is a remarkably liberal man in his views, and
is ranked among the prominent men of his county.

Payne Talbott Embrey Grimes Offutt
Fayette-KY Woodford-KY Madison-KY MD FL

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