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Benjamin Coleman Payne

Benjamin Coleman Payne
b. 3 January 1796, Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, to William B. and Ellenor (Coleman) Payne
d. 21 February 1886, Boone, Boone County, Iowa

m. 4 December 1823, Cumberland County, Maryland
Maria Bryan/Bryant
b. Maryland
d. 1840, Clay County, Indiana

Children with Maria Bryan/Bryant:
• William Benjamin
• James Robert
• Maria
• Mary
• Thomas
• Cornelia

Benjamin arrived in Indiana in 1831 from Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland. He lived near Poland in Clay County until 1852 when he sold his land and moved his family to Boone County, Iowa. He engaged in a mercantile business and kept a tavern while clearing land for another farm.

As a youth, Benjamin worked as a hosteler at a hotel in Dumfries. When Robert Fulton wanted to test the power of steam propelling vessels on water, he met Benjamin, the hosteler, and invited him to be his guest on the trial trip to Alexandria.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Van Dolah
Wichita KS

Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee
b. 30 October 1842, Port Finley, Hancock County, Ohio, to James and Elvina (Coleman) Lee
d. 3 November 1927, Curtis, Frontier County, Nebraska

m/1. 1865
Maria N. Clark
d. 1884

m/2. 17 July 1886, Republican City, Harlan County, Nebraska
Eva Lillian Cadwell
b. 17 June 1867, Clark County, Kansas
d. 8 June 1922, Centralia, Lewis County, Washington

Children with Maria N. Clark:
• Charley C. (1866-1951)
• Cora Ann (1868-1870)
• James W. (1870-1946)
• Franklin L. (1872-1920)
• Nora May (1879-1879)
• Nancy L. (1880-1880)
• Stephen O. (1884-1885)

Children with Eva Lillian Cadwell:
• Sarah E. (1887-1949)
• John S. (1889-1966)
• Mindal Maud (1890-1891)
• Roy (1892-1914)
• Clay M. (1900-1984)
• Claude V. (1905-1998)

Stephen lived in Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, in 1861. According to his Civil War pension papers he lived in Ligonier, Indiana, 1865-1871; Kingsbury, Indiana, 1871-1884; Republican City, Nebraska, 1884-1892; and Hayannis and Bridgeport, Nebraska, 1892-1926.

From 1920 until his death in 1927, he spent his time between Bridgeport, Nebraska, and Centralia, Washington. He would go to Washington when it got cold in Nebraska. He joined Company C, 30th Indiana Volunteers on 27 August 1861 at the age of 19. He was discharged at Vicksburg 19 January 1865. He was a farmer by trade.

Submitted by:
Gary E. Lee
Cosmopolis WA

Edwin Ashby

b. 1884, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to William and Eliza (Higgenbottom) Ashby
d. 10 September 1960, Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois

m. 9 April 1918, Coles County, Illinois
Martha Mary Allen
b. 31 May 1885, Casey, Clark County, Illinois
d. 20 April 1972, Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois

Children with Martha Mary Allen:

  • Elsie Juanita married [–?–] Giberson
  • Esther married [–?–] Coleman

Submitted by:
Paul E. Giberson
Sullivan IL

Watson Lowther

Watson Lowther
b. about 1830, West Virginia, perhaps to Elias and Margaret (Beam/Bean) Lowther
d. September 1891, Saratoga Springs, McDonald County, Missouri

m/1. 30 December 1849, White County, Indiana
Sarah Macklin

Jane Coleman
b. about 1828, Cherokee Nation East, Georgia, to William A. and Lucinda (Robbins) Coleman
d. 30 January 1901, Inola, Rogers County, Indian Territory, Oklahoma

Children with Jane Coleman:

  • Leroy Grover (1853–1909)
  • Georganna Isbell (1855–1895)
  • Josephine Joanna (1853–1926)
  • Thomaan (b. 1859)
  • Samantha
  • Eugene W. (b. 1870)

Watson immigrated to White County, Indiana, from Harrison County, Virginia, about 1830 and left Indiana after 1850.

Submitted by:
James L. Spencer
Cedar Rapids IA
E-mail: jlscr2@yahoo.com