Descendants of William K. Payne
Submitted by Britt Thompson
Cemeteries of TX, Gloria B.
Mayfield, Project Manager
do not have any further information on this family, but merely post the
information Hope it helps you on your research. GBM
Generation No. 1
1. William K.2 Payne (Thomas1) was
born November 15, 1821 in Alabama, and died January 01, 1877 in Henderson
County, Texas. He married Martha J. Woodard July 28, 1853 in Anderson
County, Texas, daughter of James Woodard and Telitha Harrison. She was
born April 23, 1835 in Alabama, and died November 24, 1876 in Henderson
Notes for William K. Payne:
In the 1850 Federal Census from Henderson County, Texas William K. Payne is
listed as age 28, a gin agent, from Alabama and is single. (Have copy)
William K. Payne is also listed in the 1860 Henderson
County, Texas Slave census as a slave owner. (Have copy)
William K. Payne signed the Texas Ordinance of Secession
from the Union on 1 February, 1861.
Column 4, 4th signature from bottom. (Have copy)
He is listed in the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
System as Captain and Commander of Company E, 13th Texas Cavalry.
The following information was provided by Tom Reid from
his master's thesis.
Payne, William K. - Census of 1860, farmer, born
Alabama, 1821. Served with L. W. Moore as a delegate to the Texas
secession convention of 1861 from Henderson County. Listed as owning
five slaves, $250 in real estate, and personal property of $7,600.
Recruited Company E, 13th Texas Cavalry, which was sworn in at Athens, Texas,
February 22, 1862. After training at Camp Burnett and Camp McCulloch,
the regiment was delayed on the march in Lafayette County, Arkansas by an
epidemic of measles and typhoid. Captain Payne was forced to resign his
commission due to disability on August 31, 1862.
The typhoid epidemic at Camp Blair and Camp English in
Lafayette County, Arkansas, led to many deaths in the 13th Texas, and Captain
Payne was very fortunate to have survived at the age of forty. There are
nearly ninety soldiers buried there near Walnut Hills, Ark. on "Soldier
Ridge" who never made it home
Research: Athens, Henderson County, Tex.
PAYNE SPRING, TEXAS. Payne Spring is on State Highway
198 east of the Cedar Creek Reservoir and fifteen miles northwest of Athens in
northwest Henderson County. It was named for W. K. Payne, a Confederate
veteran, who settled in the area in 1850. By 1888 the community had a
Methodist church, a Baptist church, a blacksmith, a general store, and a
gristmill and gin. When the post office was established in 1890 the area was
known as Payne's Spring. The name was changed in 1894 to Payne Spring, and the
post office continued to operate until 1905. By the 1940s Payne Spring had a
population of sixty-eight and one business. The population in 1990 was
estimated at 606.
from The Handbook of Texas Online
In the 1870 U.S. Census form Henderson County, Texas,
Captain Payne is listed from Precinct #1. (Have copy)
The entry is as follows:
William K. 48MW Farmer AL
Martha K. 35FW Keeping House AL
Martha M. 15FW At School TX
Talitha A. 12FW At School TX
Thomas J. 10MW At School TX
William B. 8MW TX
Robert P. 5MW TX
Lidia 2FW TX
Texana 1FW TX
The Athens Courier
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1876
Official Directory of Henderson Co
Tenth Judicial District
M. H. Bonner Judge
W. H. Martin District Attorney
J. B. Bishop District Clerk
J. C. Goodgame Sheriff
Jno. M. McDonald P. J. (sic) Precinct No. 1
S. M. Bradford J. P. "
W. K. Payne J. P. "
W. L. McNiel J. P. "
John Caldwell J. P. "
We are authorized to announce the name of
W. K. PAYNE
as a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Henderson county,
subject to the primary election of the different precincts of
William K. Payne was a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
He belonged to Lodge #31 in Palestine, Anderson County as early
as 1849. He was a charter member of Palestine Royal Arch Masonic Lodge
#10. His tombstone has the Masonic symbol on it. (Payne Cemetery,
Henderson County, Texas)
More About William K. Payne:
Burial: Payne Cemetery, Henderson County, Texas
More About Martha J. Woodard:
Burial: Payne Cemetery, Henderson County, Texas
Children of William Payne and Martha Woodard are:
+ 2 i. William B.3 Payne, Sr., born September 15, 1862 in
Henderson County, Texas; died April 12, 1916 in Malakoff, Texas.
3 ii. Telitha A. Payne, born March 20, 1856; died November 16,
1938 in Malakoff, Texas.
4 iii. Robert P. Payne, born November 09, 1864; died March 03,
1883 in Henderson County, Texas.
5 iv. Thomas J Payne, born 1860.
6 v. Lidia Payne, born 1865.
7 vi. Texana Payne, born 1869.
8 vii. Martha M. Payne, born May 31, 1854; died July 06, 1897
in Malakoff, Texas.
9 viii. Jettie Payne, born December 24, 1874; died 1917 in
More About Jettie Payne:
Burial: 1917, Malakoff, Texas
Generation No. 2
2. William B.3 Payne, Sr. (William K.2,
Thomas1) was born September 15, 1862 in Henderson County, Texas, and died
April 12, 1916 in Malakoff, Texas. He married Maud Amanda Finney,
daughter of William Finney and Alabama Johnson. She was born September
10, 1874 in Malakoff, Texas, and died November 27, 1956 in Malakoff, Texas.
Notes for William B. Payne, Sr.:
William B. Payne, Sr. was member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and a
charter member of Masonic Lodge #759 in Malakoff, Texas (Mrs. Edna Hanson
Evans - A History of Malakoff, Texas). The Lodge was chartered in 1894
according to the Lodge's web page and Mrs. Evans' history.
More About William B. Payne, Sr.:
Burial: April 14, 1916, Malakoff, Texas
More About Maud Amanda Finney:
Burial: November 1956, Malakoff, Texas
Children of William Payne and Maud Finney are:
+ 10 i. William B.4 Payne, Jr., born November 11, 1894 in
Malakoff, Texas; died February 07, 1948 in Dallas, Texas.
11 ii. Dewey Payne, born 1900 in Malakoff, Texas; died 1944 in
12 iii. Kathleen Payne, born August 18, 1911; died August 23,
1924 in Malakoff, Texas.
13 iv. Lena Payne, born October 13, 1898; died June 29, 1971
in Malakoff, Texas.
14 v. Howard Tilman Payne.
15 vi. Robert Maurice Payne.
Generation No. 3
10. William B.4 Payne, Jr. (William B.3,
William K.2, Thomas1) was born November 11, 1894 in Malakoff, Texas, and died
February 07, 1948 in Dallas, Texas. He married (1) Ida Mae Gray Abt.
1921. She was born December 20, 1903, and died March 27, 1923 in
Malakoff, Texas. He married (2) Margaret Ann Knotts September 03, 1926
in Malakoff, Texas, daughter of Albert Knotts and English Gentry. She
was born May 01, 1901, and died March 15, 1992 in Malakoff, Texas.
Notes for William B. Payne, Jr.:
William B. Payne was a pharmacist in Malakoff, Texas.
He was a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
He was a member of Lodge #759 in Malakoff, Texas. William B. Payne, Jr.
was a Shriner (Inscription on tombstone - Malakoff City Cemetery, Malakoff,
Texas) and (Certificate from Karem Temple, Waco, Texas dated February, 1924,
naming him a "Noble of the Mystic Shrine"). (I have William B.
Payne Jr.'s Shrine pen).
More About William B. Payne, Jr.:
Burial: February 09, 1948, Malakoff, Texas
More About Margaret Ann Knotts:
Burial: March 17, 1992, Malakoff, Texas
Child of William Payne and Ida Gray is:
16 i. William B.5 Payne, born January 15, 1922 in Malakoff,
Texas; died September 01, 1981 in Staten Island, New York.
More About William B. Payne:
Burial: September 04, 1981, Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, New York
Child of William Payne and Margaret Knotts is:
+ 17 i. Patricia Ann5 Payne, born August 13, 1932 in Malakoff,
Generation No. 4
17. Patricia Ann5 Payne (William B.4,
William B.3, William K.2, Thomas1) was born August 13, 1932 in Malakoff,
Texas. She married Arthur Miles Thompson December 30, 1950 in Malakoff,
Texas, son of Sanford Thompson and Carrie Miles. He was born January 30,
1922 in Malakoff, Texas, and died March 31, 1995 in Tyler, Texas.
More About Arthur Miles Thompson:
Burial: April 02, 1995, Malakoff, Texas
Children of Patricia Payne and Arthur Thompson are:
+ 18 i. Robert Britton6 Thompson, born November 15, 1953 in
+ 19 ii. Mary Margaret Thompson, born December 30, 1956 in
Generation No. 5
18. Robert Britton6 Thompson (Patricia Ann5
Payne, William B.4, William B.3, William K.2, Thomas1) was born November 15,
1953 in Malakoff, Texas. He married Terri Jean Anderson August 16, 1986
in First United Methodist Church, Malakoff, Texas, daughter of Thomas Anderson
and Dorothy Gilpin. She was born September 27, 1965 in Witchita Falls,
Children of Robert Thompson and Terri Anderson are:
20 i. Anna Kathleen7 Thompson, born November 15, 1990 in
Notes for Anna Kathleen Thompson:
Anna Kathleen Thompson is named for her great-aunt, Kathleen Payne (1911-1924)
and Anna Elizabeth Gentry. These two girls were cousins who grew up
together in Malakoff, Texas.
21 ii. Amanda Miles Thompson, born
November 03, 1997.
Notes for Amanda Miles Thompson:
Amanda Miles Thompson is named for her great grandmother, Carrie Amanda Miles
and for her great-great grandmother Maud Amanda Finney Payne.
19. Mary Margaret6 Thompson (Patricia Ann5 Payne, William B.4,
William B.3, William K.2, Thomas1) was born December 30, 1956 in Malakoff,
Texas. She married Don Jones.
Child of Mary Thompson and Don Jones is:
22 i. Carrie Patricia7 Jones, born May 22, 1984 in Galveston,