Gideon Payne

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Gideon Payne, son of William Paine and Sarah Hawkins, was born at Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 10 January 1765.1,2 He died at Farmington, Ontario Co., New York, 23 November 1848,3,4,2 was buried at Friends Cemetery, Farmington, Ontario Co., New York.3,5

Gideon married Phebe Hill, daughter of Caleb Hill and Mary Jolls, at Adams 18 February 1793.2,6,7

In 1790, his household may be the one enumerated at Bellingram, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, with 3 free white males over 16, 1 under 16, and 5 free white females.8

Gideon left a will dated 27 September 1845, and proved 3 March 1849 naming:
wife: Phebe
sons: Calvin, Reuben, William, George, & Gideon R. Payne
Daughters: Zelinda Powers, deceased, wife of Nathan Power of Michigan
Zimroda, wife of Nathan Stoddard
Mary, wife of Sylvester Hathaway
grandchildren, Gideon, Ana & James Power.
Executors: Friends Gideon Herendum and John Lapham.9


Phebe Hill b. 12 Jan 1771, d. 2 Apr 1854
  • Electa Payne2 b. 12 Jan 1795, d. 12 Jan 1795
  • Zimroda Payne9 b. 14 Mar 1796, d. aft. 1845
  • Mary Payne9 b. 23 Sep 1798, d. 29 Nov 1880
  • Selinda Payne9 b. 6 Oct 1800, d. bef. 1845
  • Calvin Payne+2 b. 30 Jul 1802, d. 27 Nov 1859
  • Reuben Payne9 b. 4 Jul 1805, d. 23 Mar 1854
  • William Payne9 b. 24 Mar 1807
  • George Payne9 b. 28 Sep 1809, d. 22 Jul 1847
  • Gideon Riley Payne9 b. 28 Sep 1813, d. 8 Mar 1888
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  1. [S1353] Mrs. M. S. Merriman, "Inscriptions from Farmington Cemetery (Friends Cemetery)", Monroe Co., New York: 1950, microform copy: FHL Film/Fiche #532974, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, age "83 yrs 10 mos 13 das", further cited as "Farmington Cemetery."
  2. [S547] Lewis Cass Aldrich and George S. Conover, History of Ontario County, New York: With Illustrations and Family Sketches of Some of the Prominent Men and Families (Syracuse, New York: D. Mason, 1893), 139-141, further cited as Aldrich and Conover, Ontario Co. History.
  3. [S1353] Merriman, "Farmington Cemetery."
  4. [S1108] Oliver L. Barbour, Reports of Cases in Law and Equity Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Vol. XLIII (Albany, New York: W. C. Little, 1865), 215, further cited as Barbour, Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of New York, Vol XLIII.
  5. [S1546] S. Curry, Find A Grave memorial #35403980, added 31 Mar 2009, online, accessed Jan 2020, further cited as Find A Grave.
  6. [S1119] William B. Browne, "William B. Browne Collection", Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Adams Marriages, further cited as Browne, "Browne Collection."
  7. [S2508], Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (on-line database), original data: Births, Marriages and Intentions, Deaths, Miscellaneous, 1763-1847, Book 1, 55.
  8. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), MA:183, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  9. [S590] Ontario Co., New York, Probate Records, 1830-1883, Will of Gideon Pain, D:220-224, FHL microfilm 834834, further cited as Ontario Co., NY Probate.