Posted By:Mona Knight
Subject:Re: Fremont Co. Iowa - PATTON, PAYNE
Post Date:February 14, 2004 at 08:18:40
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I'm glad the info was helpful to you. The book also has a bio for Moses U. PAYNE, which I include here:

Page 641. Moses U. PAYNE, farmer and manufacturer, section 1, P.O. Hamburg, born in Woodford County, Kentucky, October 25, 1807, where he matured and was educated in the city schools of Versailles. In 1826 went to Madison, Indiana, and engaged in the manufacture of cotton. In 1828 moved to Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, and entered the mercantile business in connection with his brother J.N. PAYNE. In 1850 went to New Orleans as a cotton and sugar commission merchant, in which business he continued until 1858. Foreseeing the War, he began to purchase land north of Mason and Dixon's line. In Kansas and Nebraska he located some 15,000 acres, and on the Missouri bottom in this state owns some 14,000 acres. Mr. Payne is one of the extensive landholders in the west, and his farming is all done on a most extensive scale. His farms are divided and rented, thus insuring him both speedy and remunerative returns. His residence is on the home farm in Missouri. He was married in June 1829 to Miss Mary D. White, a native of Virginia, who died January 28, 1858, having been the mother of three children, one, Jacob A., now living. Mr. Payne married again September 12, 1867, to Miss S. H. PATTON, by whom he has two children, Sarah M., born August 11, 1868, and Moses M., born March 8, 1872. Mr. Payne and wife are members of the M.E. Church south, with the interests of which, as a minister, he has been identified for over forty years. He has been deeply interested in the Sunday work and in the cause of education, giving liberally to endow and maintain several colleges in Missouri. His gifts are all privately made, with no ostentation whatever. Three yeas ago, he gave 4,000 acres of land to the M.E. Female College at Little Rock, Arkansas, and the same liberality has everywhere and always characterized him. (END)

Jacob A. PAYNE, Lexington, Missouri, a son of Moses U. Payne, was born in Boone County, Missouri, March 26, 1843. He was educated in the common school and was three years in Moore's Hill College in Dearborne County, Indiana. The president and a part of the faculty entering the army the college was closed before his graduation. From 1850-58, he resided in New Orleans. From 1861-73 he has resided in Fremont County, Acting as agent for his father in the management of the large Payne estate. In 1873 he went to Missouri to engage in farming until 1877. From that year until the present time, he has been traveling. He was married June 7, 1866, to Miss Bettie M. Wooldridge. they are the parents of two children, one living, Mary S., born February 15, 1868. He is a member of the A.F. and A.M. The PAYNEs are among the oldest and most respectable families of Kentucky, of which state they became residents shortly after Daniel Boone settled at Boonsborough.(END)