Some Points of Interest
Sarah Payne’s husband, Simeon King and her father, Joseph Ruggles Payne served in the Revolutionary War.
Sarah's daughter, Phebe King married David Goodrich who grew up among the Shakers in Hancock MA.
Her cousin twice-removed, Moses Payne, Jr. married Abigail Adams who was a cousin once-removed of President John Adams.
Her great granduncle, William Veazie, was a Loyalist who left the Congregational faith of his forefathers to join the Episcopal Church. His son was an Episcopal Bishop and Vesey Street in Manhattan is named after him.
Her g-g-grandaunt, Elizabeth (Payne) Adams, was killed in her bed by ‘friendly fire’ during an Indian attack.
Her g-g-granduncle, John Bass, married Ruth Alden whose parents were Mayflower passengers.
Her g-g-granduncle Dr. Benjamin. Tompson has been called the earliest native-born American poet.
Her 8th great-grandfather, John Payne of Frittenden, County Kent, England, (b. 1420), left real estate (farms) in his will in the neighborhood of Frittenden, Kent, a very small village between Biddenden and Staplehurst.
Corrections & comments welcome.
Compiler: Karen Nilsen
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