My grandfather is Cleburne Pat Payne (b. 1884) who was from the marriage of Robert to Martha Parmelia Lacy. I have been unable to find any other information about Robert except from Cleburne's birth certificate that he was born in TN abt. 1834. My father did not have much information except to say that Cleburne had brothers named Forest, Frank, Eddie (were they children of Robert and Martha?) and his half brother Addie from Mary 'Polly' Ann, sister of Martha.
Side note - Cleburne was given(?) to the Newsome's (he was a school teacher and his wife was Indian) who was supposedly going to California. I have Cleburne in the 1900 Census in Grayson County Texas with Mary J Newsome an d her children, Julius(went by Benny)and Elva G (she went by Gladys). It did not mention her husband.
Was Robert was married prior to Martha? Does anyone have more specific info on where Robert was born?
I also saw a photo of Cleburne in Texas, ( I was told it was Brownsville) in front of the Payne Hotel with his brother Will (William?). That photo burned up with all family photos in my parents house in 1985. I would appreciate any info you could help me with and share any that I have.