Priscilla Payne

18 March 1784–22 March 1837 (Age 53)
Fauquier, Virginia, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Payne was born on 18 March 1784, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, her father, Benjamin Payne, was 23 and her mother, Susannah Rousseau, was 23. She married Henry Martin on 17 July 1808, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 22 March 1837, in Clark, Indiana, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Henry Martin
Priscilla Payne
Marriage: 17 July 1808
Julia Ann Martin
Ashbel Green Martin
Sandford Payne Martin
Joseph Martin
Mary Martin
Susannah Martin
Sarah Martin

Spouse and Children

17 July 1808
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 4

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 16

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Paine . This is also a well-established surname in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Payne, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • 1820 Census Scott County,, Kentucky
  • 1830 Census Clark County, Indiana

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