William Payne

Brief Life History of William

When William Payne was born on 9 December 1721, in Westmoreland, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, William Payne, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Poindexter, was 21. He married Ruth Lewis about 1742, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 9 September 1771, in Halifax, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 49, and was buried in South River Meeting House Graveyard, Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States.

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William Payne
Ruth Lewis
Marriage: about 1742
Catherine Payne
Annis Elizabeth Louis Randolph
Poindexter Payne
Anne Paine
Mary Elizabeth Polly Payne
Malinda Payne
Daniel Paine

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  • Find A Grave for William Paine
  • Virginia, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1900
  • Deed: Thomas Payne & Poindexter Payne executors of William Payne, dec'd of Halifax Co. to Fleming Bates, Jr & John Moore

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1758 · Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pai(e)n, Pagen (from Latin Paganus), a fairly common personal name among Normans. It derived from a word that originally meant ‘villager, rustic’, later ‘heathen’, but it had doubtless lost these connotations in its use as a late medieval personal name. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

History: Thomas Payne, who was a freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1639, was the founder of a large American family, which included Robert Treat Paine (1731–1814), one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. See also Paine .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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