Son of Rev. Thomas Payne & Sallie Shelton. Thomas was an early Methodist preacher.
Reubens' middle initial may have been T or C.
Some of Reuben and Tabithas' children were: 1. John D. Payne (1833-1885) 2. Thomas Walker Payne (1834-1925) 3. William F. Payne 4. Sarah E. Payne 5. Benjamin Franklin Payne (1837-1861) 6. Madison M. Payne 7. Leroy Coleman Payne (1841-1900) 8. Reuben Cornelius Payne (1844-1920) ***********