This letter is from Hiram D. Payne in Allen Station, Hancock County, Tennessee and was written to his brother John Parker Payne b. 1809,  in Barron County, Kentucky, near present day Thompkinsville, Monroe County.  It is dated March 24, 1849.  Hiram D. Payne was listed as postmaster of Allen Station which is very near Horton's Ford near the Scott County, Va line.  His mention of men leaving for the gold mines in California during the actual rush in 1849.
Hiram Daniel Payne b. 1804 was a brother to my GGGrandfather Enoch Payne b. 1796.   Hiram Daniel married Isabel Odle and he is living in Hancock County in the 1850 Census with his wife Isabel, 27 yrs and her brother Jerimiah Odel, 28 yrs.  Both were born in VA.  No other record of this family has been found by me.  Lineages Here

1848 Hiram D. Payne Letter

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