I'm searching for information on an Elizabeth Payne, born abt 1830/1832 and John Suel Small (1802-1869), married around 1852 in either Caldwell or Burke County NC. They lived in Lenoir NC.
Children were Margaret (1852 - ?), Sydney Caroline (1855 - 1929), Sarah Louise (1858 - 1935), Laura A (1861 - 1939), James H (1867 - 1943), and John S (1969 - 1948)
I'm looking for any information on her parents or family. She may have gone by Betsy or Lizzy. There are several other Payne families in the area, but I can't seem to match her to them.
Also looking for information on his family & background. He seems to appear from nowhere. Can't link him to any other Smalls in the area, and census records show his place of birth as SC, NC, NH, or CT, depending on the year of the census.
Any info greatly appreciated.