Electa Payne

Brief Life History of Electa

When Electa Payne was born on 17 February 1804, in Hamilton, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States, her father, John Calvin Payne, was 25 and her mother, Philena Pierce, was 15. She married Jacob Knapp Jr. on 1 September 1824, in Hamilton, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Burritt Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 16 October 1884, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Knapp Jr.
Electa Payne
Marriage: 1 September 1824
Emily Knapp
Frances M Knapp
Cecelia Electa Knapp
George Knapp
about 1845–about 1868
Eugene Jacob Knapp
Sarah Genevieve Knapp
Ellen G Knapp
Frederick Philip Melancthon Knapp
Henry Martin Luther Knapp

Sources (13)

  • Electa Knapp in household of Jacob Knapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Electa Payne - birth-name: Electa Payne
  • Electa Paine in entry for Mrs. Ellen G. Whelan, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1806: Madison, New York, United States


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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