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Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnson Payne
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1772
Orange County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1846

"Jemima Suggett Johnson was the first to suggest bringing water, and led the brave women to the spring when it was surrounded by Indians in ambuscade, thus making possible the defense of Bryant Station. With her was her daughter, Elizabeth, aged ten, who carried a piggin. When the fort was attacked a lighted arrow from an Indian bow fell into the cradle of her baby brother, Richard, but Elizabeth extinguished the flames, and he lived to become Vice-President of the United States."

SOURCE: The Lexington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has built a memorial wall around this historic spring.

Contributed by: Janicet #47361005 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jemima Suggett Johnson (1753 - 1814)
 
 Spouse:
  John Payne (1764 - 1837)*
 
 Children:
  Asa Payne (1788 - 1887)*
  Robert Payne (1789 - 1827)*
  Nancy Payne Offutt (1791 - 1882)*
  John Payne (1795 - 1887)*
  William Johnson Payne (1802 - 1813)*
  Franklin Payne (1806 - 1870)*
  Richard Johnson Payne (1808 - 1823)*
  Emeline Payne Peak (1810 - 1851)*
  Cyrus Payne (1812 - 1848)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Johnson Payne (1772 - 1846)
  James Johnson (1774 - 1826)*
  William Johnson (1775 - 1814)*
  Sally Johnson Ward (1778 - 1816)*
  Richard Mentor Johnson (1780 - 1850)*
  Benjamin Johnson (1784 - 1849)*
  Robert Johnson (1786 - 1819)*
  John Telemachus Johnson (1788 - 1856)*
  Joel Johnson (1790 - 1846)*
  George W. Johnson (1792 - 1810)*
  Henry Johnson (1794 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Payne Cemetery
Great Crossing
Scott County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: The Collector
Record added: Jan 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64860779
Elizabeth Betsy <i>Johnson</i> Payne
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Elizabeth Betsy <i>Johnson</i> Payne
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