Misc Items About Payne's Crossing and Payne Cemetery

Items included here are about the people known to be buried in this little cemetery.
Other items pertain to people that had familial ties.
Obituaries
The Logan Daily News
Dec 7 1939
Hold Funeral Rites for Pittsburg Man
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternon at the Stout Funeral Home, Nelsonville, for John Betts, 75, who was found dead ar his home near Pittsburg Hollow Sunday morning. Burial was made in the Paine Cemetery near New Straitsville.
Acting Coroner S B Whikehart, Logan, pronounced death due to a heart attack. Bett's body was discovered by a nephew, Howard Betts. A bachelor, Betts is survived by one sister, Amanda Betts, Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.
The Hocking Sentinel
Dec 12 1889
Additional Locals.
Sudden Death.
Miss Mattie Payne (colored), living as a domestic with Charles England, one mile east of town, was found dead at the side of her bed on Friday morning last. She had completed her evening work and had retired to her room where she was found lying on the floor with one shoe off, preparatory to going to bed.
Mr England called her at half past 5 o'clock in the morning, and receiving no answer, he went to her room, and failing to get an answer after repeated rapping, he gained an entrance through the transem and found her in the condition already stated.
A Coroner's inquest was held and the verdict rendered was that she died of appoplexy.

The Ohio Democrat
Dec 7 1889
Sudden Death.
Thursday evening Miss Martha Payne, an estimable colored woman, aged 31 years, living with the family of Mr Chas A. England, one mile east of town, retired to her room in her apparent usual health. As she did not get up at the usual time in the morning, some of the family went to call her and discovered that she was dead. Coroner Gage was notified and held an inquest. From all appearances it was evident that she doed soon after entering her room, as she had not gone to bed, but had fallen and died from an attack of apoplexy.
The Logan Daily News
Jan 30 1961
Mrs. Emma Daye
Emma Nixon Daye, formerly of New Straitsville, died Thursday in Detroit after a prolonged illness. She was the daughter of the late Granville and Rosa Nixon.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Rose, Ethel and Mrs Lola Lewis; and brothers, Alfred, Frank, Raymond, Granville Jr. and Harvey.
Surviving Mrs. Daye are several nieces and nephews, among whom are Mrs Thomas Curry and Mrs Frank C Smith, Buchtel.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2pm in the Trevey Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Walburn officiating. Burial will be at Payne Cemetery, New Straitsville.

The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio)
Jan 31 1961
Mrs Emma Daye
New Straitsville
Services will be held at 2pm today for Mrs Emma Nixon Daye, 68, former resident of New Straitsville, at the Trevey Funeral Home here with the Rev. Joe Walburn officiating. Burial will be in the Payne Cemetery.
Mrs Daye died Thursday at Detroit after a long illness. She was the daughter of Granville and Rosa Nixon. She left the New Straitsville community 40 years ago. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
The Logan Daily News
Aug 5 1950
Clarence Striblin Dies Suddenly
Carbon Hill Native Was 75 Years Old
Clarence Striblin, 75,a native of Carbon Hill, died unexpectedly at the home of his cousin Mrs Florence Priest, Sand Run, last night.
Acting coroner Dr W H Hyde, Nelsonville, called to make an examination, reported Mr Striblin died of a heart attack sometime during the night.
The Carbon Hill native, who has made his home with Mrs Priest for some time, was apparently in good health when he retired last night. He was found dead by Mrs priest at 6:30 am today.
He is survived by a brother Jess Striblin, Longstreth, and several other cousins.
Services will be held at 1:30 pm Monday at the Stout Funeral Home in Nelsonville with the Rev Lloyd Evans officiating. Burial will be in Payne Cemetery near New Straitsville.
The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio)
Nov 4 1940
Walter Toney Rites At Washington, D.C.
Funeral services for Walter Toney, colored, formerly of this city, who died early Saturday in a Columbus hospital following a long illness, were held this afternoon at the Baker funeral home. The body will be sent tonight to the home of his sister, Mrs Mary Wilson, of Washington, DC for services to be conducted there Tuesday.
Surviving in addition to his sister are three sons, two of Xenia, O., and one at Hamilton, Canada, and a brother, Harry Toney, of Canton.
The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio)
April 3 1947
Former Resident Dies in Detroit
Funeral services for Walter Toney of Detroit, a former resident of Zanesville, will be held at noon Thursday at the Baker funeral home with Rev. Alonzo Ware officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. He died at his home Tuesday following a lingering illness.
The son of Mr and Mrs Charles McCoy Toney, he was a member of St Paul's AME church.
Surviving are his widow, two sisters, Mrs Mabel Turner of Coraololis, Pa., and Mrs Edith Smith of Pittsburg; one aunt, Mrs Mary Wilson of Washington, D.C.; two uncles, Daniel R Palmer of 541 Matthews street, and Harry Toney of Canton.
The body will arrive in this city Saturday morning.


Military Burials
Among those who are buried in the 29 known graves on the ridgetop are five (perhaps six) Civil War veterans. All but one served in the Ohio Regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT). Some had quite impressive military records and fought in numerous battles. One soldier, Henry Striblen, a light-colored mulatto, transferred to a white calvary regiment where he served during the war.

Dr. Verb Washington of the University of Dayton is the leading expert on the 5th Regiment of the USCT. Two of the veterans belonged to this unit. Washington said other than the Payne, he had never seen a marker for a 5th USCT soldier outside of Arlington Cemetery. He notes black families were often denied burial in established sites, and their cemeteries were normally not well preserved.    As the genealogists researched the family histories, other volunteers, including a work crew from the Hocking County Correctional Facility straightened and repaired stones. A monument was set commemorating the veterans and the other early black settlers for their role in the early history of Ohio.

Private James Betts
Company I, 27th US Colored Infantry.
Died 31 Jan 1912; 81.9 years of age.

James Betts enlisted on 08 June 1864 as a Private. His age was reported as 34 years.

James Betts was mustered into Company I, 27th US Colored Infantry regiment on 27 July 1864. He served 15.5 months; 08 June 1864 to 21 Sept 1864.

While James Betts was in service, the 27th US Colored Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:

  • before Petersburg, Va., 15-19 Jun 1864
  • siege on Petersburg and Richmond, Va., 16 June to 07 December 1864
        The regiment was heavily engaged in the Battle on the Crater [or Mine Explosion] on 30 June
        and suffered 74 casualities; 11 KIA, 45 WIA, 18 POW
  • Globe Tavern or Weldon Railroad_II, Va., 18 - 21 August 1864
  • Chaffin's Farm or New Market Heights, Va., 29 - 30 September 1864
  • expedition to, assault and capture of Fort Fisher_II, North Carolina, 07 - 15 January 1865

    The 27th US Colored Infantry regiment participated in the capture of Wilmington, NC, 12 - 22 February 1865, and General William T. Sherman's Campaign of the Carolinas, 01 March - 26 April 1865, and was present at the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston and the CSA Army of Tennessee on 26 April 1865 at Bennett House near Durham's Station, North Carolina.

    James Betts, and the regiment, was mustered out on 21 September 1865.


    Other Information regarding James Betts
  • reportedly Betts' ancestors came to south central Ohio from a plantation in Sussex County, Virginia, and were owned by Drewry Betts, from whom they took their name. Drewry freed his slaves just after his wife died in 1821.
  • born 04 March 1830 in Ohio
  • married to Rebecca; 8 children, all born in Ohio, per 1870 census
  • occupation reported as farmer in 1860 and 1870 census
  • died 31 January 1912
  • buried in Paynes Crossing Cemetery, Ward Township, Hocking County, Ohio;
       Lot 07 Grave
  • Private Evan Payne
    Company C, 5th US Colored Infantry. enlisted on 22 June 1863 as a Private. His age was reported as 31 years.

    Evan Payne was mustered into Company C, 5th US Colored Infantry regiment on 23 July 1863. He served 15 months; 08 June 1864 to 20 Sept 1864.

    While Evan Payne was in service, the 5th US Colored Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:

  • before Petersburg, Va., 15-19 Jun 1864
        The regiment stormed the heights of Petersburg on 15 June 1864
  • siege on Petersburg and Richmond, Va., 16 June to 07 December 1864;
        including the Battle on the Crater [or Mine Explosion] on 30 June 1864
  • Chaffin's Farm or New Market Heights and Fort Harrison, Va., 29 - 30 September 1864
    In the fighting at Chaffin's Farm, Virginia, 29 September 1864, the regiment lost 85 killed and 248 ranks and 9 officers wounded, of the 550 men engaged that day. Sergeants Beatty, Holland, Pimm, and Brunson were awarded medals for gallantry in action by both Congress and General Benjamin F. Butler.
  • expedition to, assault and capture of Fort Fisher_II, North Carolina, 07 - 15 January 1865

    The 5th US Colored Infantry regiment participated in the capture of Wilmington, NC, 12 - 22 February 1865, and General William T. Sherman's Campaign of the Carolinas, 01 March - 26 April 1865, and was present at the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston and the CSA Army of Tennessee on 26 April 1865 at Bennett House near Durham's Station, North Carolina.

    Evan Payne, and the regiment, was mustered out on 20 September 1865 at Carolina City, North Carolina, and discharged at Columbus, Ohio, 05 October 1865.


    Other Information regarding Evan Payne
  • born in 1831 or 1832 in Virginia
  • married Margaret [Mary] F. Norman in 1870; one child per 1870 census
  • occupation reported as cooper in 1870 census
  • buried in Paynes Crossing Cemetery, Ward Township, Hocking County, Ohio;
       Lot 01 Grave 06

    Note: Two persons named Evan Payne are reported in the 1870 Hocking County, Ohio, census:
  • Evan S. Payne 43 years of age born in Ohio
  • Evan Payne 38 years of age born in Virginia
    The younger, Virginian born, is taken to be the soldier based on the soldier's age [31] at enlistment in June 1863.
  • Private Thomas Payne
    Company H, 27th US Colored Infantry Enlisted on 12 May 1864 as a Private. His age was reported as 30 years.

    Thomas Payne was mustered into Company H, 27th US Colored Infantry regiment on 04 June 1864. He served 16 months; 12 May 1864 to 21 Sept 1864.

    While Thomas Payne was in service, the 27th US Colored Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:

  • before Petersburg, Va., 15-19 Jun 1864
  • siege on Petersburg and Richmond, Va., 16 June to 07 December 1864
        The regiment was heavily engaged in the Battle on the Crater [or Mine Explosion] on 30 June
        and suffered 74 casualities; 11 KIA, 45 WIA, 18 POW
  • Globe Tavern or Weldon Railroad_II, Va., 18 - 21 August 1864
  • Chaffin's Farm or New Market Heights, Va., 29 - 30 September 1864
  • expedition to, assault and capture of Fort Fisher_II, North Carolina, 07 - 15 January 1865

    The 27th US Colored Infantry regiment participated in the capture of Wilmington, NC, 12 - 22 February 1865, and General William T. Sherman's Campaign of the Carolinas, 01 March - 26 April 1865, and was present at the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston and the CSA Army of Tennessee on 26 April 1865 at Bennett House near Durham's Station, North Carolina.

    Thomas Payne, and the regiment, was mustered out on 21 September 1865.


    Other Information regarding Thomas Payne
  • born 1834 in Virginia
  • married Ellen Norman in 1869 in Hocking County, Ohio
  • 01 children born in Ohio per 1870 census
  • occupation reported as cooper per 1870 census
  • Buried in Paynes Crossing Cemetery, Ward Township, Hocking County, Lot 01 Grave 04
  • Private Henry Striblen
    Company K, 4th US Cavalry.

    Striblin appears as the surname in the military records.

    Henry Striblen enlisted as a Private and was mustered into Company K, 4th US Calvary regiment. Specific muster-in and muster-out dates are not given. Based on available information, his period of service is taken to be 12 to 15 months from from Fall 1863 or Winter 1863-1864 to Spring 1865; see Note, below.

    During this period, 4th US Cavalry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:

  • Franklin,  Tenn., 30 November 1864
  • Nashville, Tenn., 15 - 16 December 1864
  • Selma, Ala., 02 Apr 1865

    The 4th US Cavalry regiment also participated in Kilpatrick's raid in Georgia, Aug 1864, and Wilson's raid in Alabama and Georgia, April 1865. Both notable Union cavalry raids.

    Other Information regarding Henry Striblen
  • born 1842-43 in Pennsylvania
  • married Ann E. Payne in 1868 in Hocking County, Ohio
  • one child born 1869-1870 in Ohio per 1870 census
  • occupation reported as farmer in 1870 census
  • buried in Paynes Crossing Cemetery, Ward Township, Hocking County, Ohio;
       Lot 02 Grave 05
    Note:
    The 'History of Paynes Crossing' section of the Paynes Cemetery webpage reports:

    'One soldier, Henry Striblen, a light-colored mulatto, transferred to a white calvary regiment where he served during the war.'

    This is taken to imply that Henry Striblen initially reported to one of the US Colored Troops regiment which were formed in Ohio in Fall 1863 or Winter 1863-1864. His enlistment in the US Regular Army is taken to have occurred about this time. His muster-out is taken to have occurred after the cession of hostilities, April 1865.

    Thus, Henry Striblen's service period is taken to be from Fall 1863 or Winter 1863-1864 to Spring 1865.
    Sources:  US National Park Service Civil War Soldier System online database
    Wayne National Forest, USDA Forest Service Website


  • Legal/Court
    The Hocking Sentinel
    Nov 13 1884
    Notice to Heirs.
    The State of Ohio
    Hocking County ss. In Probate Court
    In the matter of the last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Harper, deceased.
    To Catherine Cross, Thomas Cross, Elizabeth Harris, and Thomas Harris of the State of Michigan; John G Harper. Wm. J Harper, Mary J Harper, Rebecca Harper, George Harper, Savilla Harper, Edward Payne, Jesse Payne, John Payne, William Payne, Mary Payne, Catharine Payne, Martha Payne and Even Payne, of the State of Ohio:
    You are hereby notified that on the 31s day of October, 1884, an instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Harper, last of Logan Village, in said county, deceased, was produced in open Court, and an application to admit the same to Probate, was on the same day made in said Court. Said application will be for hearing before this Court on the 14th day of November, 1884, at 1(t?) o'clock, A.M.
    W T Acker, Probate Judge.
    Nov. 6-1w.

    The Hocking Sentinel
    Jun 5 1890
    Appointment Notice
    Estate of Thomas Payne, dec'd.
    The sundersigned has been appointed and qualified as Administrator of the estate of Thomas Payne, late of Hocking county, dec'd.
    Lewis Coe.
    June 5-3w

    The Hocking Sentinel
    Dec 25 1890
    Probate Notice.
    Notice is hereby given, that the following accounts and vouchers have been filed in the Probate Court of Hocking County, Ohio, for first and final settlement.
    Lewis Coe, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Payne, Deceased:
    and the same will come on for hearing on the 25th day of January, 1891 at 10 o'clock, am., or as soon thereafter as may be convenient.
    W T Acker, Pro. Judge.
    Dec 23 3w

    The Logan Daily News
    Aug 11 1962
    FOR SALE
    Property of Jesse Striblin, deceased, located at Longstreth, Ohio-appraised value One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).
    Property of the late Jesse Striblin, deceased, located at Sand Run, Hocking County, Ohio-appraised value One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00).
    Bids will be received at the office of James F Shumaker, Attorney-At-Law, Nelsonville, Ohio, until 12:00 noon August 18th, 1962.
    Bids in an amount less than the appraised values hereinabbove set forth will not be considered.
    James F Shumaker,Administrator
    W.W.A. of the Estate of Jesse Striblin, deceased.
    The Logan Daily News
    May 26 1955
    Case Dismissed
    The case of Florence Priest vs. Jesse Striblin, administrator of the estate of the late Clarence Striblin, has been dismissed with prejudice and without record from Common Pleas Court by agreement of the parties. Plaintiff had sued for payment for services purportedly given as housekeeper for the deseased.
    The Hocking Sentinel
    March 14 1895
    Adjudged Insane.
    Ezekiel Tony, a gentleman of color, from Ward tp. was brought before the Probate court on Monday and on examination was adjudged insane.
    When arrested, by sheriff Ryan, he was armed with a large clasp knife, a razor and a home made dagger, constructed out of a piece of heavy steel wire fastened into a handle of wood. From handle to point the wire was five inches in length and brought to a very sharp point, and was altogether a dangerous weapon. A piece of elder was used for a sheath.
    In December 1890 Tony made a murderous assult on his mother, Mrs Margaret Payne, for which offense he was indicted and tried at the Febuary term 1891, and was convicted of cutting with intent to wound, and was sentenced to five years in the Penitentiary, which, had he served his full term would, be now about expired. He was released some time ago and was returned to his old home. He was taken to the Athens Hospital for the Insane by the sheriff yesterday.
    The Ohio Democrat
    June 8 1905
    Affidavit in lunacy was filed by R.A. Surtees, of Ward Township, alleging the insanity of George F Harper. The latter was, upon hearing, June 3, adjudged insane and ordered committed to the State Hospital, and a warrant of committment issued to the sheriff.


    Resolutions of Respect
    The Hocking Sentinel
    Oct 13 1887
    Resolutions of Respect.
    G.A.R. Hall
    Carbon Hill, Oct 6, '87
    Again our ranks are broken. An all-wise Creator in His wisdom, to whom we humbly bow, has removed from our ranks our comrade, Henry Striblin, who has answered the last roll call, and joined the Grand Army above. Therefor, be it
    Resolved, That in the death of comrade Striblin, our post has lost a worthy and respected comrade and society a useful member.
    Resolved, That we recognize on comrade Striblin the qualities of a true soldier and citizen.
    Resolved, That the sympathy of our Post is hereby extended to the orphan children and relatives of our deceased comrade in the great loss and affliction.
    Resolved, That as a token of respect to his memory, our lodge room be draped in mourning for the period of thirty days.
    Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be handed to the orphan children of our deceased comrade, and sent to the county papers for pulication and spread on the record of the Post.
    W A Nye,
    J L Blosser,
    Joe Lyons, Com

    The Hocking Sentinel
    Sep 22 1887
    Resolutions of Respect.
    Even Payne
    G.A.R.Hall
    Carbon Hill., O., Sept 12 1887
    Humbly we bow to him, our Creator, Preserver and Protector, who has removed from our midst our honorable comrade, Even Payne. Therefore
    Resolved, That in the death of Comrade Payne, our post has lost a worthy and respected comrade, and society a useful member.
    Resolved, That we recognize in Comrade Payne the qualities of a soldier and citizen.
    Resolved, That the sympathy of our post is hereby extended to the widow and relatives of our deceased comrade in their great affliction.
    Resolved, That as a token of respect for his memory, our lodge room be draped in mourning for the space of thirty days.
    Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Valley Register, Hocking Sentinel and Republican Gazette for publication, and be spread on the record of the post.
    Allen Devol,
    Jas. Smith,
    W A Nye.
    Com


    Misc Items
    The Ohio Democrat
    Jan 31 1891
    Walter Tony, son of Ezekiel Tony, at Carbon Hill was sitting on a flat car on a switch, when an engine backed in and struck the flat and knocked him off. He fell with his arm on the track and the car run over it crushing it so it had to be amputated between the elbow and shoulder.
    The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio)
    Aug 31 1923
    Dr Wilson and wife, who have been visiting Mrs Wilson's mother, Mrs Margaret Toney on Matthews street, have returned to their home at Washington, DC.

    The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio)
    Nov 25 1932
    Mrs Margaret Toney of Matthew street, has left the city for Washington, DC to spend the winter at the home of Dr and Mrs Robert Wilson. Mrs Wilson is a daughter of Mrs Toney.

    The Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohio)
    June 10 1940
    Mrs Mary Toney Wilson of Washington, DC is spending her vacation in this city as guest of Mr and Mrs Dan Palmer, Matthew street.
    The Hocking Sentinel
    Sept 20 1888
    Thief Arrested.
    Zekel Toney, a long, curley-haired gentleman of color, who prides hmself on his handsome looks, and who lives at Carbon Hill, stole a buggy from the premises of William Williams, of Gore, on Monday night. Sheriff Gallagher, in company with Mr. Williams, captured the thief at Carbon hill on Tuesday.
    When the officer arrived there, Zekel Toney was in the act of taking the buggy apart, and had the top and some other parts off, intending to hide them in a loft on the premises. He owned up and assisted the Sheriff in putting the buggy together. He is now behind the bars and will no doubt do the State service.
    The Logan Daily News
    Nov 28 1935
    New Straitsville
    Mr H B Priest and daughter were called to Rockland last week on account of the death of Mrs Lillie Pryor.

    The Logan Daily News
    Jan 7 1936
    New Straitsville
    Miss Florence Priest, returned home last week after visiting with Mr and Mrs C O Butler, in Rockland.
    Mr H B Priest has been on the sick list.

    The Logan Daily News
    Jan 6 1937
    New Straitsville
    Mr and Mrs Pete Waldie and son and Frank Daugherty were the guests of H B Priest and daughter, New Year's Day.

    The Logan Daily News
    June 11 1937
    New Straitsville
    Correspondent Miss Anise Waldie
    Mr H.B. Priest and daughter Florence and Mrs. Madge Mays, Sand Run, visited with Mrs Pete Waldie Monday.
    The Hocking Sentinel
    Aug 19 1886
    George Warrick and Savilla Harper were married by Squire Brehm, Tuesday evening last. This was an event that created considerable stir among the colored people. And Mandy was there, we reckon, and Uncle Tom and 'Possum and Uncle Hiram Warrick. Uncle Hiram met a Sentinel reporter in Wednesday morning, and though his recollection of the affair was indistinct, he was sure it was great. Uncle Hiram is always happy when there is something good to eat, and other things in proportion.
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)
    Nov 6 1894
    Michigan Pensions.
    Washington, November 5.-(Special.)-
    Original-
    Belden P Hill, Big Beaver; E William Wynn, Belding; Robert D Smith, Byron Center; Hugh Riley, Traverse City.
    Supplemental-
    Thomas W Cross, Remus.
    Increase-
    George W Haymer, East Saginaw; Stephan Dorman, Mason; --bial S Loomis, Ithaea; Timothy Depew, Plainwell.
    Reissue-
    Abram Brownell, Montrose; Levi P Williams, Decatur.
    Original, widows, etc.-
    Gerdrot Smith, Detroit; Agnes Schneider, Detroit.
    Mexican war survivors, increase-Samuel Fritz, South Riley.
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