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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1303.AM:  William Payne, 1815-1887



Correspondence:  1871-1874

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born December 20, 1815, in Scott County, Kentucky, William Payne was the oldest of six sons born to Robert and Mariah Payne.  He was married three times; first to Mary Robinson, then Albina Viley, and finally to Mrs. Ellen Potts.  From the three marriages he had three sons and five daughters.  Following the Civil War, Payne moved his family to Nebraska City, Nebraska.  He lived in Nebraska City until his death on August 22, 1887.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one folder containing family correspondence from William Payne, 1872-1874, and William’s daughter, Eliza R. Payne, 1871, of Nebraska City to George Viley Payne (William’s son) of Scott County, Kentucky.  The correspondence discusses family news, local happenings, etc.  Also included is family history information compiled by Mrs. William H. Coffman of Louisville, Kentucky. 



 



Subject headings:



Nebraska City (Nebraska) — History

Payne Family

Payne, Eliza R., 1848-1901

Payne, George Viley, 1843-1909

Payne, William, 1815-1887



 



Revised TMM      03-30-2018