Darias Neal, son of Robert
Neal and Cornelia Rose evidently lived in Indianapolis, Ind. and raised
Rosa Belle Payne. Her
father, James M. Payne who married Sarah Roller died about 1898
and left from all accounts six children. Rosa Belle along with
others were given to relatives to raise. As Dorthy Vansickle says
below "Uncle Anderson" took Rosa Belle. Anderson was James'
brother. By account of George Livesay in the Tazewell Times No.
8, November 20, 1897, Rosa Belle Payne and his daughter Mattie
Livesay "went down the country the
other day to enjoy the country air." Another of James
Payne and Sarah Roller's daughter's Lizzie is on a deed in 1900 along
with Rosa Belle selling their part of their mother's estate in Scott
Deed Book 40, pg 131, Scott Co.,
Va October 5, 1900.
Between Rosa & Lizza
(Elizabeth) Payne of 1st part of State of Tn. & E. (Epson) G.
Anderson of Scott Co. 2nd part sold for 40 dollars their entire
interest in their mother estate, which she inherited from her father G.
W. Roller estate lands on north fork Clinch. Joining lands of E.
G. Anderson & E. F. Dillion & others. 8 acres more or less
Hal Owens Lizzie
H. E. Payne (Epson G.
Anderson was a brother to Mary Anderson that married Hiram E. Payne)
Claiborne Co., Tn A. G.
expires Jan 9, 1906
Lone Mt. Tn
From the letter below it seems that
the Neal's in Indiana married Rosa Belle off. I have in my file
the mans name was Joe Plowman but from the letter below it may have
been VanSickle. According to Dorothy he was a big "Teddy
Bear". She must have been sent there not long after the
deed was signed in 1900 as Dorthy VanSickle King was "in her 90's" in
Eula Mae McNutt wondered the
following concerning Lizzie Payne. "This land was near
Fairview, Va. She wonders if the Lizzie Payne daughter of James
& Sarah, was the same named Mary Elizabeth Queen Payne, whose
mother died & some one took a wagon back in the hills & took
her to raise, we don't know who Queens parents were, and are seeking to
find anyone who knows anything about this, she writes and also if James
Payne remaired or what happend to him in
Claiborne Co. TN". It was discovered that yes this
was Mary Elizabeth Queen Payne and that she had married November 1900
in Claiborne County, Tn to William Houston McCampbell. She died
in 1915 and is buried Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.
From the 1880 Census I have the following as children of James M. Payne
and Sarah Roller Payne
1865 (possible child)
4. Rosa Belle
5. Martha J.
What I have for Hiram E.
Payne, father of James M. Payne lineage.
The two letters below were
written by Lafayette "Uncle Fate" Payne in 1996 following a Payne
Reunion in Jonesboro, TN and a copy of a letter he sent from Dorothy
Vansickle King in 1992.
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