The Children of Moses and Elizabeth Walker Payne
Jonathan, the eldest
Living in Alabama, he joined the Confederate Home Guard. In Alabama, he lost his wife and two children to Typhoid. After The War, he moved to Louisiana. Remarried in La., they had 13 children. He was ordained as a minister there.
Rhoda married William Wilson and moved to Fannin County, Georgia. Their descendants still live there.
JOHN ★ ★ ★
Before The War, he married Louisa Frady. He enlisted in Smith’s Legion, later the 6th Ga. Vol. Inf. Regt. He served as a blacksmith. John was sent home to Union County on sick furlough in 1864. He was surrendered in 1865. John helped found Pleasant Hill Church. He is buried there.
Living in Alabama, he married Sarah Smitheton. Later, he enlisted in the Bibb County Rifles which became the 29th Al. Vol. Inf. Regt. He died of disease in Florida. Nathaniel is buried there. His brother David, 23rd G.V.I.R., was stationed nearby. It is unknown if David knew of his brother’s death at that time.
William H. was a farmer in the Young Cane District and married Jane Walker. His descendants still live in the Young Cane District. He served in the 52nd Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regt., Confederate Army. A descendent later won a Silver Star in World War I.
DAVID ★ ★ ★
Camp #1633, Sons of Confederate Veterans is named for Pvt. David W. Payne. He enlisted in the 23rd Ga. Vol. Inf. Regt., Co. K, Young Cane Volunteers in 1861. Wounded three times, he served bravely to the end. Returning to Union County, he married Martha Walker. He helped found Pleasant Hill Church. He is buried there next to his brother, John
Elizabeth was born in 1846. No further information is known after the 1850 census.
Born in 1849, he was too young for The War. He married Martha Swafford and moved to Fannin County.
James, the youngest
Born in 1851, he married Martha Kendall. Later, they moved to Athens, Georgia
Nathaniel Payne in pre-war Mlilitia uniform