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Saturday, March 24, 2018

C C Golden and Moody Family

Many pioneer families who moved into the Ekron area had a significant  influence on the formation of the town of Dell early in the 1900's.  The petition for the incorporation of Dell, Mississippi County, Arkansas in 1905 was signed by thirty-two men, many of whom had been a part of the Ekron community for many years. Some moved to Dell to establish boarding houses for the logging crews. Others set up general stores and eating establishments. Some began to buy farmland as the forests were cleared. Some helped clear those forests. Others just "moved into town".
    Many current residents remember L. M. Moody, son of Green E. Moody, who lived in Dell for most of his adult life. Before moving to Dell, he was raised in Ekron, along with his sister May Belle, and his Golden step-sisters. Mr. Moody was considered Dell's historian. Unfortunately, his stories were never  recorded except in a few short newspaper articles.  His niece, Gwyndolyn Golden Smith, has carried on his unofficial title of historian. Her family records boast the surnames of such Dell families as Beavers, Bradberry, Bunch, Bryan, Golden, Moody, Winn.
Thanks go to Gwendolyn for sharing her family records with us.
    Thanks also go to Annette Lee for the family photograph and comments on her family ancestors.

The History of the C. C. Golden/Moody Family
Compiled information from Gwyndolyn Golden Smith, daughter of Myrtle Golden Smith; 
Annette Lee, granddaughter of Margaret Golden; 
and the files of Dru Duncan

 L to R:  Mary (Kitty) Golden, Myrtle Golden, 
Tempie Elizabeth Golden, Baby Girl Golden,
Monta Golden, Luther Moody, 
Margaret Ettna Golden (Photo courtesy of Annette Lee)

  By 1860, the Goldens of  were settled in the Ekron community of Mississippi County, Arkansas, according to the U.S. census records of that year. Before moving to this area, Christopher Columbus (Kit) Golden lived in St. Francis County, Arkansas. He was the son of O. B. Golden and Martha E. Thompson Golden.
    C. C. Golden's first wife was Clorinda Dillingham, who died the year following the birth of their only child, George Fletcher Golden, in 1878. George would own and operate a boarding house in Dell with his wife ca. 1907. He may have also owned a sawmill there. He was the timber supervisor for Blytheville Cooperage and Chicago Mills for 30 years. When he died, he had been successful in a real estate business and operated a store and service station at the Herman Davis Park in Manila.
    His second wife was Melissa Daugherty. Together they had two sons, Samuel Harrison Golden and Felix Golden, who died at age 3. Samuel Harrison Golden was known by his family as "Uncle Handsome".
    C. C.'s third wife was Temperance Elizabeth Bunch, daughter of Hulda J. Walker and Andrew Bunch. The Bunches had settled close to Big Lake in 1843 when they arrived in Arkansas by way of Tennessee and Missouri, becoming neighbors to the Hectors who were the original pioneers of the Dell area. Andrew Bunch was in the Missouri Calvary during the Civil War. He was captured in Mississippi County, Arkansas and imprisoned at Grant prison in St. Louis. He died there of "inflammation of the lungs" and was buried in Missouri.
    Tempie Elizabeth was married first to Green E. Moody, another early resident of Ekron. G. E. Moody was a leader in the community. In 1878  he donated land for a small Methodist church to be built. Called Moore Chapel after the pastor at that time, the church was the only one between Manila and Blytheville for many, many years. Located approximately three miles north of Dell, it was used by families in Ekron and Dell until it was torn down ca. 1900. Two stories circulate concerning the demolition of the chapel. The first relates that when the members decided to build a new church, the old one was torn down. They met in the school for many years afterwards. The second story reveals a more probable cause. An epidemic of meningitis broke out one year in this low, swampy country. So many people died that year it was necessary to tear down the church, board by board, in order to make numerous coffins quickly. (L.M. Moody)
    It is uncertain how G. E. Moody died. The night of his death, the water was up, flooding the community. Tempie locked the children in the house and went in a boat for help. Assistance came too late. He died sometime that night at the age of 30 years old. He and Tempie had had two children together, May Belle and Luther Marion.
    C. C. Golden and Tempie Elizabeth Bunch Moody married ca. 1885-86. They continued to live in the Ekron area until their deaths, raising Tempie's two children by Green Moody and their own eight girls: Martha Elizabeth, Minnie Ellen, Margaret Ettna, Mary Ellis Golden, Monta Evelyn, Myrtle Evins, Mirinda Ethel, and Myra Edna.  C.C. and Tempie died within days of each other in 1907. According to newspaper obituaries, they died of "the fever". Gwyndolyn Smith relates that statement to be untrue. "C. C. Golden was not very sick. The doctor gave him medicine too strong for his heart, although he told the doctor it was too strong for him.  The family never did say that he or his wife had any kind of fever. Tempie Elizabeth died from pneumonia on Monday, March 11, 1907. C.C. Golden died Thursday, March 14, 1907." They are buried at the Wilkins Cemetery at Ekron. The concrete markers read: Liz Golden  1-28-1862   3-16-1907 and C.C. Golden  10-28-1849  3-17-1907. These dates appear to be incorrect, according to G. Smith.  During the 1970's Hansel Simmons made concrete grave marker for the Goldens. He wrote in the dates from his memory of those handed down by family members.

    After their parent's death, three of  the Golden sisters-Margaret, Mary and Monta-were raised by their stepbrother Luther Moody and his new wife, Pearl Bryan, in Dell.  Myrtle also lived with the Moodys for a short time.  When Martha (Patsy) Golden and Ross Beavers married in 1907, Myrtle moved in with them.
    A family story is told that the girls didn't like their new step-mother, Pearl.  Among other things, she gave them Groves Chill Tonic. Margaret told her sisters their Mother never gave them that and for them to spit it out when she wasn't looking. So they did. "They already had the bad taste, so they might as well to have swallowed it, as it was not lethal." (G. Smith)
     May Belle Moody, stepsister of the Golden children, married Timothy Frank Shultz of Ekron. Frank's family had lived there since 1899. His mother was a Wilkins.
    Luther Moody remained in Dell most of his life. He  worked as a cook in a logging camp at one time, but for the most of his life, he worked in the grocery business. He was a charter member and leader in the Dell Methodist Church and was considered the unofficial Dell historian. He was a leader in the community and a loving father and husband. He left the community briefly in 1926  when Pearl died of pneumonia. "When Pearl Moody died they had had Gladys (Keener) only two months and five days. Gladys went to stay with the Woodards in the country. . .Aunt May Belle Moody Shultz kept house for L.M. for a time. L. M. went to Blytheville then for a time to work, but not for long. He had worked for Dell Supply when Pearl was living and later for many years. Dell Supply was owned by Otto Bradberry, who died in 1937. Then he went to work for Taylor Freeman." (G. Smith) Eventually, L. M. would own his own grocery business in Dell.  Luther's second wife was Arietta (Rita) M. Glover. She had one daughter, Marcella. Together they would have four children: L. M., Virena, A. G. and Larry Gene. Rita died of cancer in 1959. In 1965 another tragedy would strike the family. L.M.'s youngest child, Lieutenant Larry Gene Moody, was killed in the war in Viet Nam. He was believed to have been the first Mississippi Countian to die in the war. He and three other officers were ambushed. He was 24 years old. Luther died the next year, at the age of 83.
    Martha Elizabeth Golden and her husband Ross Beavers lived in Dell for a time. They then moved to a house at the present-day site of the Greyhound Bus Station in Blytheville. The Beavers were from Cave-In-The-Rock, Illinois. Many of them settled in the Dell area and had signed the petition for the incorporation of Dell, Arkansas in 1905. Ross worked as a barber for a number of years and also was employed as a bookkeeper and collector for various business firms. He was elected Blytheville city treasurer and later won the election for city clerk. His sister, Julie Ann, married O. P. Winn, the first mayor of the incorporated town of Dell.
    Margaret Ettna worked at her stepbrother George Golden's boarding house in Dell  for several years. Monta Evelyn lived with Della Ozee and worked at the Dell post office in the early 1920's. Eventually, all the girls married, establishing their own families. "My Grandma (Margaret Golden) and her sisters were lively, complex and spirited women who worked hard all their lives, and they set a wonderful example for my sister and me. . ." (Annette Lee)
    Margaret Ettna Golden married Albert Edward Shearer in Dell on November 20, 1911.
    Mary Ellis Golden married Tom Simmons.
    Monta Evelyn Golden married ______Orr.
    Myrtle Evins Golden married Henry Elmer Smith.

Arietta and Luther Marion Moody


The Moses Crawford Family

The History of the Evaline Wright
and Moses Crawford Family
Compiled information from the records of
Lois Crawford and Mary F. Crawford Lendennie, 
and the files of Dru Duncan 

The progenitor of this Crawford family was Moses Crawford, born ca 1805 in Georgia and died October 23, 1888, married in 1831 near Helena, Arkansas, Evaline Wright, born in Tennessee and died August 24, 1876, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Moses parents were from South Carolina. He came to Arkansas with his parents in his youth. After marrying Evaline, Moses first busied himself in rafting, hunting and also did a little farming. At that time, other occupations were more profitable than farming. They moved to Mississippi, then to Osceola in 1844 and made one crop before settling on land in Chickasawba Township in 1845. They cleared 35 acres and lived there ten years. They sold their farm and moved to Pemiscot Bayou where they remained until their death. To Moses and Evaline were born eight children: Sarah Evaline Crawford, Mary Jane Crawford, Nancy Evaline Crawford, William Crawford, George W. Crawford, John Charles Crawford, Charles Moses Crawford, and Thomas Yates (T. Y.) Crawford.
Reverend William L. Crawford, born February 15, 1847 and died January 13, 1916, buried Mooney Cemetery, married Lula Field, born February 1870 and died June 27, 1920, buried Mooney Cemetery.
T. Y. Crawford was the eldest of the eight, born  in 1833, St. Francis County, Arkansas. T. Y. began working for himself at the age of seventeen, working, hunting and working in wood yards on the river . Previous to his marriage to Miriam Myra Potter at the age of twenty-three, he had purchased a farm in Missouri. This farm was traded to his father, Moses, for the homeplace on the Pemiscot Bayou. T. Y. lived there until his death. The farm comprised 274 acres, 60 under cultivation, was improved with  buildings, fences, and orchards. In 1888, T. Y. began running a trading boat down the bayou but the next winter brought his stock of goods to his house and kept a successful store there.  To T. Y. and Miriam were born:
1.Tom W. Crawford,
2. John T. Crawford,
3. George W. Crawford,
4. Wesley Crawford,
5. Margaret P. Crawford,
6. W. Richard (Dick) Crawford, married Nancy Moody, born February 1867, Arkansas. They lived in Gosnell. To them were born:

6-1. Hardy Richard Crawford, Sr., born May 3, 1892 and died June 17, 1961,  married November 18, 1915, Mary Emma Akin, born 28 November 1897, Yarbro, Arkansas and died 22 March  1979, Blytheville, Arkansas, the daughter of Benjamin Akin, born November 1875, Tennessee and died 19 September 1946, Blytheville, Arkansas, married 29 December 1896, Tipton County, Tennessee,  Clara Chapman  of Yarbro, Arkansas, born 1875 and died 20 July 1954, Blytheville, Arkansas.  H. R. and Mary Emma  moved to Dell in the early 1920s, where H. R. Senior was a bookkeeper and co-owner of the Dell Cotton Gin Company.  They owned a home on Main Street opposite the Dell Methodist Church.  H. R. Senior was the Mayor of Dell during the years 1935-37.  To H. R. Senior and Mary Emma were born:

6-1-1. Richard Benjamin  (R. B.) Crawford, born September 10, 1917, Yarbro, Arkansas and died  April 5, 1990, married in 1938, Thelma Koehler. He graduated from Dell High School and attended Arkansas State College in Jonesboro. He served his country in the Air force during World War II. R. B. and Thelma lived in Dell where R. B. was the manager of the Dell Compress until 1958. They moved to fresno, California where he was associated with the cotton industry. To R. B. and Thelma were born: 6-1-1-1. Thelma Louise (Lucy) Crawford;
6-1-1-2. Barbara Joan Crawford,  6-1-2. Hardy R. (H. R.) Crawford, Jr., born February 21, 1920 and died October 5, 1995, Dell, Mississippi County, Arkansas, married Lois Aileen Gaither of Caruthersville, Missouri. H. R. lived in Dell nearly all of his life. He worked as a bookkeeper and was manager of the Dell Water Company.   And other thing……….------- In  1950-51, H. R. was the Recorder for  the Dell Town Council. To H. R. and Lois were born two children: 6-1-2-1. Lois Gaye Crawford, married  ; 6-1-2-2. Robert Hunter Crawford.

6-1-3. Emma Lou Crawford, born December 17, 1922 and died January 19, 1989, married Malcolm Greenway of Dell. To Emma Lou and Malcolm were born: 6-1-3-1. Rebecca Greenway  6-1-3-2. Malcolm Greenway, Jr.

6-1-4. Virginia Crawford, born December 10, 1924, married Harold Knop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Virginia graduated from Dell High School and attended Arkansas State College. To Virginia and Harold was born: 6-1-4-1. Kathleen Knop.

6-1-5. Mary Francis Crawford, born January 27, 1929, married 1948 Johnny Lendennie. Mary Francis graduated from Dell High School and attended Arkansas State College. To Mary Francis and Johnny were born: 6-1-5-1. Mary Jean Lendennie  6-1-5-2. John Richard Lendennie;
6-1-5-3. Steven Lucius Lendennie.
                6-2. Dixie Crawford, born ca 1904 and died January 1950, Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas
                6-3. Clarence Crawford
                6-4. Henry Crawford
                6-5. Katy Crawford (Hart)
                6-6. Relee Crawford (Sanders)
                6-7. Annie Crawford (Mosely)

7.Isaac Y. Crawford
8.Mary Bell Crawford
9. Edward M. Crawford
10. Henry L. Crawford

Louella Tate and William Henry Payne Family

Excerpts from: The History of William Henry Payne
and Louella Mae Tate
Recorded by Dorris Jean Payne Williams, assisted by Virginia Helen Payne Duncan,
and Harriet Nadine Payne Seiford, August 1996.
Additions by Robert Franklin Payne, Sr., May 2001

  L to R: Martin Stephen Payne, Flora Mae Payne, Alva Little, 
Laura Myrtle Payne, Margorie Anderson Little, Lawrence Little (baby) 
Back: Mary Elizabeth Thompson Anderson Payne, 
William Henry Payne, Bert Little, Eva Little
Louella Mae Tate was about fourteen, when she moved from Marion, Illinois, to Belknap, Illinois, during World War I. William Henry Payne was serving in the U. S. Army, spending some time in France. The Tate and Payne families were neighbors in the county of Johnson. The Payne's owned a 40 acre farm, and Frank Tate worked on the farm owned by Cal Casper in Johnson County, Illinois. Previously, Frank Tate had worked as a fireman on the railroad between Marion and Carbondale. Because of a train wreck, Frank was laid off and went to work at a local coal mine, but due to ill health, he had to get out of the mine. As a result he moved his family to the Belknap, Johnson County, Illinois area.
    When Will, William Henry Payne, returned home from the war, he was met at the train station in Belknap by a large portion of the townspeople. It was a habit of many people to meet the train just to see who got off that day. That was Louella Mae Tate's first look at the ex-soldier, who served his country in France. At that time, it was thought that Will Payne was engaged to Louella's best friend, Hettie Griffith (Lemke).
    Later Will Payne walked Louella Tate home from a party and a budding romance blossomed. They were married in Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, at the courthouse, August 20, 1920. They made the trip to Cairo by train and returned to Belknap to make their home with Will's mother, Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Payne. Will's father had died while he was in France and he did not know until he returned home that his father, Martin Stephen Payne, had passed away.
    It seemed living with a mother-in-law proved difficult for all concerned. One of Louella's duties was to milk the cow. Each time she did so , the cow would kick. She complained to Lizzie, who always insisted the cow did not kick. One evening Louella grabbed the shinny new milk bucket and went to the barn to proceed to milk the cow. Well, the cow kicked again, flattening the bucket and spilling the milk. Louella returned to the house with flattened bucket in hand and very little if any milk. This was Lizzie's NEW SHINNY BUCKET. Needless to say words flew between them. But also other things happened. At one point Lizzie tried to feed a new grandchild, Harriet, the white part of chicken manure for colic or something similar, but Louella intervened. That DID NOT happen.
    No doubt Will was caught in the middle because sometime after Harrriet was born, Will and Louella went to Wright City, Missouri, west of St. Louis, to work as a hired hand on a cattle farm. Upon arrival at the farmer's home, Herman and Maggie Stoff, they were offered supper or maybe they called it dinner. Will and Louella were hungry and tired and upon sitting down to a beautiful table, they were given a bowl of soup, much to the dismay of Will. He thought that was IT. But, jelly, preserves, butter and apple butter were set on the table. Will ate a huge serving. Then other courses came, bringing meat, vegetables and dessert. Needless to say, they had the most elegant meal they had ever been served.
    The Stoff's were of German descent and a lovely family. The Paynes's corresponded with them for many years after they left Wright City.
    There was also another hired hand. He often came home with Will for lunch. Louella and Harriet would watch out the window at lunchtime, and if they could see two people walking, Louella would put another pan of biscuits in the oven. The man had never eaten hot biscuits, (he was a bachelor), and he really liked them.
    Will was not happy cattle farming, and was given the opportunity to go to Blytheville, Arkansas, to farm with his Uncle George Payne. George Payne, was a one half brother to Will's father, Martin Stephen Payne. Uncle George Payne owned a small farm east of Blytheville. The farm was located close to the current State Route 18 Highway and I-55 exit.
    Will and Louella, along with Harriet, rode a train from St. Louis to Arkansas. . . Louella said she had been very cold on the train as well as on the trip to Uncle George's farm. When they got to the house the doors were open and the dogs were lying all around the stove. To her, that was NOT paradise!! Louella Payne spoke well of Aunt Lula and most of the children, but Uncle George, though he was good to them, had a problem with alcohol. Will did not like that part of him. Will and Louella became very close to George and Lula's son, John Henry Payne, and his wife, Tassye Taylor Payne.
    Since it was winter and not time to start farming, Will went to work for the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company. The company had houses in Blytheville for their workers. Will and Louella moved into one of them. It was located on the east end of town. Virginia was born there in 1923. . .
    . . . About 1925, Will and Louella, located at Hermondale, Missouri, near Holland, just across the Ark-Mo state line, on a farm owned by Uncle George Payne. Will was farming there when Wayne Kenneth Payne, was born. Also while living in Missouri, the couple made friends with Wallace and Tiny, (probably a nickname), Cox. They owned a grocery store. Tiny would always include Harriet in the candy giving. The families remained friends for many years, visiting frequently and exchanging Christmas cards. . .
    After living in Hermondale for a while, they moved back to Blytheville and lived near the Sudbury School. It was there that Harriet began school. Virginia remembers that Louella walked Harriet to school.
    Also at that time, Leatha Tate, Louella's sister, lived with the family and worked at Blytheville Laundry, located on South First Street. Leatha met and married Bill Payne, son of George and Lula Payne, and Will's half cousin, whom she later divorced. Leatha Tate Payne later married Bucey Owens, and lived in Yarbro, Arkansas, where Bucey farmed in the area. Later they moved south of Roseland and lived there for several years and later moved near Dell, Arkansas, and farmed until Bucey's death.
    Sometime after that the family moved to the Ekron Community, which is now County Road 519, near the Half Moon Community, northeast of Dell, Arkansas. There was a post office, school and (a store) in the community. For many years, Will sharecropped 40 acres with two mules on the John Roney farm. He was given a "furnish" (loan) of $25.00 a month, which was paid back when the crop was harvested. Later Will farmed the entire farm of John Roney until he retired. It was while there, Wilma Jane Payne, was born in 1928. She died February 01, 1929, and one year later on February 01, 1930, Dorris Jean Payne, was born. One fall, Will was not able to repay Mr. Roney, so he moved to another place. After farming a year, he repaid the loan to Mr. Roney. Mr. Roney was impressed and said no farmer had ever done that before.
    Will and Louella moved to Yarbro, Arkansas, north of Blytheville, and lived in a big house with Leatha and Bucey Owen, Louella's sister. Will farmed with Bucey on the Easley place. Later they lived in Flat Lake community, east of Blytheville. It was there that Will fell off a mule that was frightened when going over a bridge and broke his arm.
    Dorris was just big enough to walk. Once while walking by her Dad's side, she hit her head on his arm cast. Thinking she had hurt him she would say "sorry". While there, Will farmed for Mr. Colony. From Flat Lake, the family moved back to the Ekron Community, where Johnny William, Robert Franklin and Russell Lee were born in 1933, 1937 and 1939 respectively. They remained there until 1984, when Will and Louella moved were they lived when they first moved to Blytheville. Will died in 1985 and Louella in 1990.
    The Ekron Community and Town of Dell, Arkansas, has been a vital part of this family lives. All of the children of William Henry and Louella Mae Payne attended school at Dell. Harriet, Virginia, Dorris, Johnny, Robert and Russell Payne, graduated high school at Dell. Dell was a vital part of the lives of all of the siblings.
    William Henry Payne served on the Dell School Board for a short period of time after the Ekron School consolidated with Dell. Robert Franklin Payne, Sr., son of William and Louella Payne lived in Dell, for a number of years, working at the Dell Compress and later, Agrico Chemical Company east of Blytheville. Robert Payne served on the Dell Town Council for a number of years and the Dell School Board from the mid 1970's till Dell School consolidated with Gosnell Schools.

Payne Family Records
Submitted by:
Robert Franklin Payne, Sr.
Grandson of Martin Stephen Payne, Son of William Henry Payne

Martin Stephen Payne (son of Henry Y. Payne and Jane Cave)    b. 1 Dec 1858  N. C.     d. 21 Nov 1918  Ill
   (Martin Stephen Payne moved to southern Illinois in 1872 at the age of 12 years old. He was living with his
   parents in 1880 in New Grand Chain, Pulaski County, Illinois. His father, Henry Y. Payne, moved his family of
   six children, and his second wife, Mary Ann Burris from Surry County, Illinois. The story was told by one of
   Henry Y. Payne's daughters, the family floated by raft down river, starting on the New River in western Virginia,
   just across the State Line from Surry County, North Carolina, across West Virginia to the Ohio River and down
   to Hillerman Landing just west of Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois.)
        married: Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Thompson (Anderson)         b. 15 Aug 1865  Ill       d. 25 Nov 1951  Ill

Children of Martin Stephen Payne and Mary Elizabeth Thompson Anderson:

01    William Henry Payne                    b. 2 Sept 1893  Ill         d. 24 Jan 1985  Ar
            (William Henry Payne served in the U. S. Army Calvary during World War I. He served in France and
            Germany. He was overseas when his father, Martin Stephen Payne, passed away. William did not know
            until his return home after the War that his father had died. William and Louella moved to Northeast
            Arkansas, near Blytheville in 1922 and remained in the area the remainder of their lives.)
                married 28 Aug 1920  Ill
                Louella Mae Tate                  b. 4 Dec 1900  Ill.        d. 3 Nov 1990  Ar
                    (Parents: Franklin Tate and Auta Mae Hutchinson)
                Children of William Henry Payne and Louella Mae Tate:
                        01-01    Harriet Nadine Payne             b. 6 Apr 1921  Ar
                            married 18 Dec 1943  Ar
                            George Arthur Seiford                     b. 3 Sept 1922  Ar
                                (Parents: George Seiford and Myrtle Church)
                        01-02    Virginia Helen Payne              b. 30 May 1923  Ar
                            married 26 July 1946  Ar
                            Carl Eugene (Tootsie) Duncan        b. 24 Jan 1924  Ar
                                (Parents: Claude Duncan and Velia Tomlinson)
                        01-03  Wayne Kenneth Payne             b. 7 Apr 1925  Mo        d. 6 Mar 1993 Ms
                            married 10 Jan 1945  Ar
                            Ruth Juanita Trammel                     b. 13 Jul 1928
                                (Parents: Paul and Ida Trammel)
                        01-04  Wilma Jane Payne                    b. 9 Dec 1927  Ar         d. 1 Feb 1929  AR
                        01-05  Dorris Jean Payne                    b. 1 Feb 1930  Ar
                            married 7 Oct 1961  Ar
                            Charles Clark Williams                   b. 21 Jul 1930  Ar
                                (Parents: Chelsa Sigle Williams and Dorothy Clemance Clark)
                        01-06  Johnny William Payne              b. 30 Apr 1933  Ar
                            married 21 May 1953 Ar
                            Betty Sue Lauderdale                      b. 8 Apr 1935  Ms
                               (Parents: Samuel and Emily Lauderdale)
                        01-07  Robert Franklin Payne             b. 3 Jul 1937  Ar
                            married 30 Aug 1956  Ar
                            Loretta Yvonne Sigman                   b. 21 Sept 1938 Ar
                                (Parents: Earl Kimbrough Sigman and Lois Loretta Lollar)
                        01-08  Russell Lee Payne                    b. 14 Aug 1939  Ar
                            married 27 Aug 1960  Ar
                            Patricia Lee Penter                          b. 8 Jul 1941  Ar            d. 16 Feb 1989 Ar
                                (Parents: Arthur Penter and Ora Lee Hawkins)
                            married 28 Jan 1995  Tn
                            Helen Ingram Watkins

02  Donna Bell Payne    b. 18 Sept 1895  Ill    d. 23 Aug 1896  Ill
03  Earnest Guy Payne  b. 18 Sept 1897  Ill    d. 22 Jan 1898  Ill
04  Lura Myrtle Payne  b. 22 Oct 1899  Ill      d. 22 Jan 1999  Ill (99 y o)
        married: Earl Miller  b. 9 Jan 1898          d. 25 Nov 1986  Ky
        married: William Larrsion   b. 1898  Ill    d. 1984 Ill
05  Flora Mae Payne     b. 16 Mar 1901 Ill      d. 2 Nov 1972 Ill
        married: Clyde William Betts   b. 25 Jul 1897 Ill   d. 12 Jul 1981 Ill
06  Lilliam Precilla Payne   b. 27 Mar 1905 Ill    d. 14 Sept 1905 Ill

Photo: William Henry Payne, Margie Anderson Little, 
Laura Myrtle Payne and Flora Payne