Elizabeth Frances <I>Keith</I> Payne

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Elizabeth Frances Keith Payne

Birth
Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 3 Feb 1931 (aged 80)
Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 14876579 · View Source
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Elizabeth Francis Keith Payne was born February 8, 1853 in Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee.
Her father was Elijah Harrison Keith and her mother was Martha Patsy Denson.
She married John J. Payne in Gainesboro, Jackson, Tennessee on January 3, 1875. They had eleven children: Nancy Belle, Andrew Johnson, Lewis K., Cora c., Ova D. Alvin Cullem, Ollie Frances, Lucy Cummins, Frank C., Albert Marx and Mattie Woodall.
She was a mid wife and was so good at it and stopping bleeding that all the women around called her to deliver their babies. She had headaches all the time that even caused her to loose sight in her right eye.
Elizabeth had dark brown eyes and long pretty hair and she was on-half Cherokee Indian through her mother, Martha Patsy Denson. After Elizabeth's husband John J. passed away, she came to Utah with her son-in-law Pierce Haney Sr., and daughter Lucy Cummins Payne Haney.
One of her special talents was that she practiced herbal medicine. When Pierce and his boys would bring the herbs home, she would cook them on the stove. Then she would give the medicine, by drops, to sick people and they got well. She was also one of the neighborhood women who helped out when people died. There were no funeral homes in the area during that time so when people died, she volunteered to help wash and dress them. The women often put pennies on the dead person's eyelids to keep them shut.
Piaerce and Lucy's boys loved to tease her, especially Alvin and Jess. But she could pull a joke on you, and she would.
When it snowed she loved to go out in the snow and make angels.
She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Elizabeth died February 3, 1931 in Lewiston, Cache, Utah. She is buried in the Lewiston City Cemetery. The dates were taken from the State of Utah death certificate.


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  • Maintained by: Sheryn T. Berghout
  • Originally Created by: HauntedWebby
  • Added: 10 Jul 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14876579
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Frances Keith Payne (8 Feb 1850–3 Feb 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14876579, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Sheryn T. Berghout (contributor 47205360) .