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George Payne Family of Franklin

I have been researching my family ancestry for about 10 years now and have found much interest and curiosity about the family siblings of my great grandmother , Ellen Maretta Payne. She was born on September 14, 1848 in Franklin, Delaware, NY. She died on Jan 13, 1916 in Schenvus, Otsego, NY. Her parents were (my second great grandparents): George D Payne, born July 25, 1820 in Franklin, Delaware, NY and died Dec 7, 1888 in Franklin, Delaware, NY and Catherine (for lack of more information) Yaneon? (Aug 4, 1820 - Nov 11, 1899). -- Martie McLean, Ocala, Florida.

They had children:

Lucretia Payne (1843 - ?)

Mary E Payne (Jan 18 , 1844 - #FF0000)

George A Payne (Feb 20, 1847 - 20 March 1862)

John E Payne Feb 3, 1851 - June 26, 1873)

Caroline S Payne (Feb 2, 1854 - Mar 12, 1862)

Frances M Payne (May 16, 1856 - March 20, 1862)

Katie J. Payne (Dec 30, 1857 - Aug 4, 1869)

Charles H Payne (Mar 20, 1859 - Mar 21, 1862)

James E Payne (April 20, 1861 - Feb 14,1928)

Jannett Payne (1861 - ?)

Etta J Payne (June 9, 1863 - March 6, 1864)

I am curious about the death dates and cause of death for the ones highlighted in red. As you can see, four and maybe 6 children died within a month of each other including children 4 or 5 within 9 days of each other.

I have researched what diseases might have been prominent during Civil War and have come up with smallpox, dysentery, and maybe scarlet fever. Maybe an accident?

I would be most appreciative for any information anyone might have on this family. I have visited the area and photographed Ouleout cemetery.

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My great-grandmotherElllen Maretta Payne married my great-grandfather John J. Dewey on March 25, 1868 in Franklin, Delware County, NY. She survived whatever caused her siblings' death. These are my personal photos of the two of them from my mother's collection. --Martie McLean, Ocala, Florida., 21 June, 2021



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