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Payne, Fleming R.

Born: 1821-02-22 Shelby County, Kentucky

Died: 1873-12-02 Marshall, Illinois

Flourished: Marshall, Illinois

Fleming R. Payne studied medicine in Louisville, Kentucky before settling in Marshall, Illinois, where he practiced as a physician. He married twice, first to Sarah Shaw who died in 1852, and second to Mary E. Alexander Chestnut, who he wed in 1854. His first marriage produced two children and his second marriage, four. In 1860, Payne owned over $14,000 in real and personal property. Payne was active in politics, initially as a Whig and later as a Republican.

Henrietta E. Bromwell, The Bromwell Genealogy (Denver: W. F. Robinson, 1919), 164-66; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Clark County, IL, 219; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 3 August 1852, 2:2; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Edgar County, 12 April 1854, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Clark County, IL, 163; Chicago Daily Tribune (IL), 27 May 1864, 2:3-4; Gravestone, Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, IL.