Born: 1846

Died: January 5, 1933

Married: Aurilia Chase (according to the obituary below), Mary Carney (according to an unidentified obituary in the Saranac Lake Free Library)

Children: Mrs. Charles Bunker, William L. Paye, Mrs. Sherry Sullivan, Mrs. John Flynn, Bernard L. Paye, Harry A. Paye, Albert E. Paye

Sylvanus Paye was a veteran of the American Civil War and a long time resident of Vermontville. He became an authority on road construction, and supervised the building of many sections of highway in Franklin County. Later he served as superintendent at Stony Wold Sanatorium. He was later elected superintendent of highways for the Town of Brighton.

Lake Placid News, January 13, 1933


Sylvanus Paye Dies at 87—Served With 118th New York Volunteers

Sylvanus Paye, 87, died at his home on the Bloomingdale-Saranac Lake road January 5, three weeks after the death of Norman I. Arnold of Bloomingdale, another old soldier who fought in the ranks during the Great Rebellion.

Now left as Civil war survivors in this section of the Adirondacks are Nelson Foster of Saranac Lake and Orriek Hosner of Massena.

Funeral services for Mr. Paye were held Saturday at the home, conducted by the Rev. Lloyd Olson. Interment was in the Vermontville cemetery.

Born in Keeseville, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Paye. Mr. Paye spent most of his life in Vermontville, moving from there six years ago to live on the Bloomingdale road. He was actively engaged in farming until advancing years forced him to retire from work. Always in good health, he remained active. He enlisted as a volunteer during the latter part of the Civil war, serving with the 118th New York Volunteers.

June 27, 1868 he was married in Vermontville and his widow, the former Aurilia Chase, who survives, celebrated with him their 64th wedding anniversary last year. A feature of their celebration was the couple's trip to Saranac Lake to see their first "talking" motion picture. On the occasion of their 62nd wedding anniversary, the couple received congratulations from President Hoover.