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 History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties, Ohio
Published:  Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bros.

Trumbull County, Ohio

James Julius Humason was born in the city of Hartford, Connecticut, Sept. 27, 1801.  His parents, James and Honor Humason, removed from Connecticut to Ohio and settled in Brookfield township.  Their family consisted of Leonard, Henrietta, Maria, James J., Mary, and Laura Sterne.  Soon after his settlement in Brookfield Jacob Humason died, and the family removed to Vienna, where Mrs. Humason died Aug. 3, 1843, aged seventy-three years.
James Julius Humason taught district school and followed other employments in the summer.  He was married Apr. 12, 1829, to Eliza Woodford, a daughter of Darius and Bathiah Woodford.  This introduces us to one of the largest and most respected families in the township.  Four of the sons of Isaac Woodford settled in Trumbull county.  Isaac, Jr., was for many years deacon in the Vienna Presbyterian church; he had a family of fourteen children.  Sylvester Woodford had thirteen children; he removed from Vienna to Sandusky county in 1832 and died the following year.  Sidney settled in Farmington township and afterwards removed to Mantua; he was one of the founders of West Farmington seminary.  Darius was born at the old family seat in Farmington, Connecticut, in the year 1780.  He was married in Connecticut to Bathiah Bass, and in 1805 removed to Vienna.  Six of the family of thirteen children came to maturity, viz: Eliza (Humason), Celarcia (Hayes), Sophronia (McClung), Henry, Mary, and Darius.  Mr. Woodford died Mar. 28, 1867; Mrs. Woodford died Dec. 11, 1877, aged ninety-three
Eliza, the oldest daughter, was born Jan. 10, 1810.  She attended district school and received instruction at Warren.  The year 1828 she spent at Hartford and attended part of the time the seminary at that place while Catherine Beecher was principal and Harriet Beecher Stowe assistant.  Mrs. Humason expresses preference for the former but retains a warm admiration of both these illustrious women.  After leaving the seminary she learned the milliner and dressmaking trade in Hartford.  The following year she was married and settled with her husband on the farm which she still owns, and which was given to her by her father.  Mr. Humason taught school and gave some attention to the farm during his lifetime.  Since his death, which ocurred Apr. 13, 1853, the entire management has devolved upon his widow. She is a woman of  extraordinary energy and strength; is intelligent and possesses a correct and radical judgment.  She is a persistent temperance advocate.  On the temperance question her family have a record.  Her uncle, Deacon Sidney Humason, organized the first temperance society in the county, and one of the first in the State, in the year 1827.  He soon prevailed upon his brothers and neighbors to abandon the free use of whiskey and gradually worked a revolution in public opinion on that topic.  Mrs. Humason joined her uncle's society and her chief source of pride in the family is founded on the fact that none of them were drunkards. She hopes to have the privilege of casting a vote in favor of total abolition of the traffic.
James J. and Eliza Humason have had a family of four children—Celarcia is married to Miles Munson and lives in Fowler township; J. Eliza died in childhood; Martha Jerusha married Henry Fowler and lives in Vienna; James Henry married Juliette A. Betts and lives in Vienna.
Source: History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio, Publ. 1882 - Pg. 455

     I. B. Payne was a prominent and influential citizen and a representative of one of the oldest families in Vienna township.  His father, Soloman Payne, was a native of Amenia, Dutchess county, New York, and was born Aug. 23, 1782.  He was married to Polly Gates and removed to the Reserve, having purchased the farm on which Simeon Wheeler had made one of the first settlements in the township.  Dortha Gates, Mrs. Payne's mother, at the time of her death, Jan. 7, 1855, was the oldest person in the county, being in her centennial year.  Solomon Payne died Oct. 22, 1857.  Polly Payne, his wife, died Apr. 24, 1862, in her seventy-second year.  The family consisted of seven children:  David R. settled in Lawrence county, Ohio; Almon L. settled in Jefferson county, Indiana; Charlotte was married to Benjamin Brainard, who lived in Gustavus township; Elihu R. settled in Jefferson county, Indiana; Sally L. was married to Alfred Russell, and is the only one living—her home is at Clear Point, Ashtabula county; Theophilus G. settled in Jefferson county, Indiana; Ichabod B., the youngest son who grew to maturity, was born in Vienna township, Feb. 18, 1824; he attended the district school till his eighteenth year and then began teaching; he taught about twenty terms in Brookfield, Weathersfield, Hartford, and Vienna townships.  As a teacher he was held in high regard wherever known.  Large and dignified, he governed a school with ease, and long practice made him efficient in giving instruction.
     Mr. Payne married Dec. 18, 1848, Betsy Jane Vinton.  She was a daughter of John and Sally Vinton, and was born Mar. 10, 1826.  Her parents removed to Brookfield township from Rochester, New York.  They had ten children, seven girls and three boys, seven of whom are living: Mary (Alderman), deceased; Elcena (Miner), resident of Bloomfield; Hiram, Mercer county, Pennsylvania; Betsy Jane (Payne); Aaron, Vienna; Almira (Roy), Mercer county, Pennsylvania; Eliza (Snyder), Hartford; Harriet, died single; Arnitha (Seaburn), deceased; Homer resides in Brookfield.  John Vinton was born Aug. 7, 1794; he married Sally Madison Jan. 13, 1820. She was born June 30, 1801, and still resides in Vienna.
     Ichabod B. Payne was chosen from time to time to fill the several offices of his township, being justice of the peace several terms.  In 1867 the Republican county convention placed him in nomination for county commissioner, an office to which he was elected, and again reelected in 1869.  He took to the office good business talent, and gave close and conscientious attention to the public affairs.  During the war Mr. Payne took an active part in the recruiting service, and when Cincinnati was threatened by Kirby Smith with a strong rebel force, he hurried to the danger point in obedience to the call of Governor Tod, being one of that unorganized force known as “squirrel hunters.”  He contributed considerable time and money to clear the township of draft, and altogether his record was highly creditable.  In politics Mr. Payne was an active and working Republican, and in religion was a Disciple.  His connection with that denomination covered a period of twenty-two years.  In appearance he was striking, being six feet four and a half inches tall, and well proportioned, having an average weight of two hundred and fifty pounds.  He was always industrious, painstaking, and reliable in everything in which he engaged, whether private business or public affairs.  He left at his death besides the record of an honorable life a competence for his family.
     The family of I. B. and Mrs. Payne consists of four children—Jerusha P., wife of Benton Williams; Almon W., married to Rilla Card and lives in Vienna; Ellen G., and Cornelia M.
     Mrs. Payne lives on the old homestead at Payne's corners, a place thus named on account of the prominence of this family.
Source: History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio, Publ. 1882 - Pg. 454




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