U.S. States: Texas: Lubbock County
I am looking for information on the PAYNE family of Tarrant and Lubbock Counties, TX. Elisha Preston PAYNE (b. 18 Mar, 1877 in AR, d. 16 Dec, 1963 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co, TX) married on Sept. 19, 1900 to Ida Patience MORELAND (b. March 7, 1882 in Sarepta, LA, d. January 3, 1963 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX). They had seven children: Madge PAYNE BERRY GARRETT (1902-1983), Thelma PAYNE PERRY (1903-1988), Clifford Earl PAYNE (1905-1975), Verlon "Jack" PAYNE (1909-1932), Carrie Ruena PAYNE ALVERSON HALL GRUELL (1914-1999), Ida Sue PAYNE CIAMILLO (1920-2000), and Moreland Chesley PAYNE. All these children were born in Tarrant Co., TX except Ida Sue, who was born in Red River Co., TX. Evidently, the family had to have been in Tarrant Co., TX from at least 1902 to 1923 or so. Eventually, the family relocated to places like Littlefield, Lamb Co., TX and Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX. At one point, they may have lived in Amarillo.
Not much is known about Elisha or Ida. We believe Elisha was born in AR and may have had Native American heritage (Cherokee?). We do know that Ida Patience (MORELAND) PAYNE had a brother named Elton MORELAND. One of the pallbearers at her funeral was Albert PAYNE, relationship unknown.
If anyone has any clues, insights, or general information about this family, I would appreciate any help! Thank you! ---Laura, email@example.com