Mary Ella Payne

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Mary Ella Payne, daughter of Charles Calvin Payne and Lydia Mahala Stafford, was born at Farmington, Ontario Co., New York, 2 February 1862.1,2 She died at Hollis, Cloud Co., Kansas, 28 February 1900,3,4 and was buried at Hollis Cemetery, Hollis, Cloud Co., Kansas.5

Mary married Euclid Roland Price, son of James Voss Price and Frances Jane Weathers, at Republic Co., Kansas, 2 March 1879.6,7

No known document names the wife of Euclid Price, Mary Ella (Payne) Price as a daughter of Charles and Lydia (Stafford) Payne. However, a compilation of evidence makes it abundantly clear.

Before marriage, three census records show her as "Ella Payne," daughter of Charles Payne and his wife Lydia with compatible ages of 3, 7, and 13. The 1865 and 1875 New York state censuses specifically name the relationship. The Payne family moved to Republic Co., KS (just north of Cloud Co.), between 1875 and the probate of the estate of Lydia's father, Barton Stafford, in 1878.

The marriage license of March 1879 shows her as Mary E. Payne of compatible age (17).

A year after marriage, her census record shows her as "Mary," wife of Euclid Price, age 18, again an age compatible with the previous censuses and her marriage license. In 1885, she is Mary E. Price, age 23, again compatible with all previous documents.

Euclid Price's civil war pension questionnaire shows her as Mary Ella Price/Payne, with the same date of marriage as the marriage license, and gives her date of death.

Finally, her grave stone photo (no surname) shows her birth year as 1862, compatible with all previous censuses and the marriage license. While not shown in the photo, she and Euclid are buried next to one another.

There are other Payne families in or near Republic Co., KS in 1880, but only Charles and Lydia were both born in New York, compatible with the record for Mary E. Price.

With no incompatible or conflicting records, compatible ages across five census records and the marriage license, and being named Ella, Mary, Mary E., or Mary Ella in each of those records and Euclid's pension file, clearly Mary Ella (Payne) Price, wife of Euclid Price, is the daughter of Charles and Lydia Payne, born in 1862 in New York as shown in the census records of 1865, 1870, and 1875.8,9,10,11,12,13,6,14,15

Family

Euclid Roland Price b. 27 Oct 1847, d. 27 Jul 1917
Children
  • Lulu Belle Price7 b. 25 Jan 1880, d. 10 Oct 1973
  • Ada Myrtle Price+16,7 b. 17 Apr 1881, d. 16 Sep 1962
  • William Edwin Price17 b. 24 Feb 1884, d. 8 Oct 1982
  • Pearl Price17 b. 24 Apr 1888, d. 1958
  • Bertha May Price7 b. 19 May 1891, d. 1979
  • Frances Mary Price17 b. 15 Dec 1895, d. 1958
  • Florence Armenta Price4 b. 16 Feb 1900, d. 1979

Citations

  1. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], Farmington, Ontario County, New York, population schedule, sheet 157/5, dwelling 31, family 32, Charles Payne household, age 7, born in New York. Named Ella, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #1065.
  2. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], Lawrence Township, Cloud County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 36, sheet 159/2C, dwelling 21, family 22, Euclid Price household, age 18, born in New York, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #376.
  3. [S633] Marilyn Johnston, Early Deaths: Cloud County Kansas, two vols. (Concordia, Kansas: Cloud County Genealogical Society, 1990-1994), 1:64, further cited as Johnston, Early Deaths: Cloud County.
  4. [S613] Euclid R. Price pension application file; certificate no. 613389 Survey, 1915; Pension application files based upon service in the Civil War and Spanish-American War; Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  5. [S624] Cloud County, Kansas Cemeteries: Volume #1 (Elk, Lawrence, Sibley, Shirley, Nelson Townships) (Concordia, Kansas: Cloud County Genealogical Society, 1987), 77, further cited as Cloud County Cemeteries: Vol 1.
  6. [S1490] E. R. Price & Mary E. Payne, Marriage Certificate, 2 March 1879, Republic County District Court, Belleville, Kansas,.
  7. [S613] Euclid R. Price pension application file; certificate no. 613389, Survey, 1898 National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  8. [S586] Unknown cd2 household. New York State Census, 1875. Unknown cd1.
  9. [S585] Unknown cd2 household. New York State Census, 1865. Unknown cd1.
  10. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], unknown cd1, population schedule, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls.
  11. [S459] US Census for 1870, unknown cd1, pop. sch.
  12. [S460] US Census for 1880, unknown cd1, pop. sch.
  13. [S2056] Unknown cd2 household. Kansas State Census, 1885. Unknown cd1.
  14. [S605] Ontario Co., New York, Probate Records, 1795-1924; FHL Film 834772, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  15. [S613] Euclid R. Price pension application file; certificate no. 613389 National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  16. [S1021] Ada Myrtle Billings, Death Certificates, File No. 62-014709 (1962), Kansas State Department of Health and Environment; Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  17. [S110] Jo Benear. Billings-Logan Family Records, Clippings and Family Group Sheets, 1988, Compiler's genealogy files, West Jordan, Utah, Price family records from Gerald Price.