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Biography of Lyman H. Payne

Payne, Lyman H., Cornwall, was born in Warren, Vt., on February 17, 1835. His parents were Horace and Sarah (Blood) Payne. He came with his parents to Addison county, in 1837, first settled in Orwell, Vt., and remained there two years; they then went to Shoreham, where his father engaged in farming, and remained there about seven years. In 1845 he purchased the farm now owned and occupied by his son. He had a family of two daughters and two sons — Susan C. (who is the wife of Deacon Samuel James, of Weybridge, Vt.); George N. (of Bridport, Vt.), Lyman H., and Ellen A. (who is now the wife of Silas Jewett, of Weybridge, Vt.). Horace Payne died in March, 1874, and his wife died July, 1876. Lyman H. Payne was educated in the common schools at Addison, Sboreham, and Bridport, and also at the academy at Shoreham, Vt. He remained at home tending to the farm until he reached the age of twenty years, when he went west to California, in the spring of 1859, and engaged in mining and farming. He remained on the Pacific coast for seven years, when he returned East, and remained in Bridport, Vt., two years. He was married in March, 1868, to Eliza M. Dana, a daughter of Austin Dana, a former and well-known resident of Cornwall, Vt. They have had four children born to them, three of whom are now living — Susie M., Horace Dana, and Alfred L. In the spring of 1869 he moved to the place which he now occupies, and which was formerly the Wooster homestead, but latterly a portion of the Austin Dana estate. It consists of 100 acres, and they now occupy a house which was built by the Woosters a great many years ago.

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