I have done only a little research on the Paysinger name, mainly because that is my maternal GG-Grandmother's maiden name. She was African American.I located her on the SC, Newberry County 1870 Census Rolls(her age at the time was 24 or 25). I have reason to believe that she and family members were owned by the German Paysingers in Newberry County.Certain Paysingers are listed as slaveowners on the 1860 (and prior)slave rolls. My dilemma is that I cannot determine my ancestors since slaves were only listed by age and sex.
I have not located any German Paysingers prior to Frederick P., but I have located certain German Paysingers in Newberry County during the 1800's.One Paysinger was Sheriff of Newberry County approx. 1867.(Thomas P?)Another female Paysinger was a very active fundraiser in the Lions Club in N. County.There was also a Margaret Paysinger, whom I think is recently deceased who was President Emeritus of the English(?) department at Newberry College.
I don't know if the individuals I have mentioned are in your family line, but I'll bet that Newberry College may have information for you.
I do have a bit more more information that I have filed away somewhere.I would love to find information on the slaves that the Paysingers owned (wills, family Bible, any mentioned of slaves...it is difficult for African Americans to research prior to 1870). From what I can tell, the Rolls I have looked at did not list many slaves.I think the Paysinger's income may have been considered moderate according to today's standards. My Paysinger line moved to Louisiana after 1870.I believe there are also Paysingers of German descent residng in Louisiana, Georgia, and Tenn. Paysinger is a rare name.