Family Histories of Coleman County, Texas

by Mrs. Charlie Bell

From A History of Coleman County and Its People, 1985 
edited by Judia and Ralph Terry, and Vena Bob Gates - used by permission

Loyd Vesta Payne Henderson (see C. M. Henderson, Jr.) was born in 1902 on February 1.  He married Zuda Jane Oldham June 26, 1920 in Albany.  To this union the following were born: Charles Oldham (April 6, 1921 in Albany-May, 1979 buried Lohn), Payne, Jr. (August 12, 1923 in Santa Anna), Bobbie Lee (October 24, 1925 in Coleman), and Doris Jane (October 7, 1927 in Coleman).

Charles Oldham married LaVern Bissett, September 14, 1940, in Santa Anna.  Their descendants are as follows:  Jimmy Lynn born August 8, 1942 in Santa Anna, married Glenda Allen in Coleman in 1958.  Their children are Pamela Denise, born in Coleman October 19, 1959, and Charles Allen, born in Abilene November 14, 1965.  Lynda Paulette, December 28, 1944 in Santa Anna, married Van Copeland in Coleman in 1963.  Their children are Kimberly, born March 15, 1967 in Fort Worth, and Stephanie, born February 12, 1973 in Abilene.

Payne, Jr. was born August 12, 1923, in Santa Anna, married Odell Lee, June 5, 1943 in Santa Anna.  Their descendants are as follows: William Payne (Billy), born in October of 1947 in Santa Anna, married Barbara Blaine in Santa Anna November 7, 1964.  Their children are Bill, born December 13, 1966 in Irving; Doris Jane, born December 9, 1965 in Coleman; and Sheila, born April 21, 1975 in Tulia.  Gloria Jane, born September 3, 1947, married James Harrison in 1975 in Midland.  They have one son, Patrick Aran, born October 18, 1977 in Midland.

Bobbie Lee was born October 29, 1925 in Coleman, married Ora Fay Elkins in Bisbee, Arizona in 1947 (see John Elkins).  Their descendants are as follows: Ronald Glen, born August 6, 1948 in Santa Anna, married Judy Morton in Muldrow, Oklahoma in 1970.  They have one daughter, Jenni, born in Muldrow in August of 1975.  Larry Mike, December 1, 1950 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, married Paula Chambers, June, 1972 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  They have two sons: Matthew, born January, 1979 in Mesquite and Joshua, born January, 1981 in Mesquite.  Jerry Don, July 3, 1956 in Coleman.

Doris Jane was born October 7, 1927 in Coleman, married Charles Bell in Santa Anna, February 12, 1957.  They have one son: Randel G., born December 1, 1952 in Abilene. 

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