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Michele Sims Payne (#47249667)
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I was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama on Hollinger's Island. I moved to Rainbow City, Alabama in 1999 and I love the mountains here.

My husband and I raise cattle and I have several hobbies I enjoy such as quilting, relic hunting and of course genealogy.

My relatives on my dad's side of the family came from NC and SC and settled in Wayne, Clarke, Jasper and Jones County, MS and Choctaw, Washington and Mobile County, Alabama. Their surnames are Sims/Simms, Williams, Jones, Gatlin, Blackledge, Landrum, Wright, Crockett and Clardy.

My relatives on Mom's side of the family came from Wales, Ireland, Virginia and Georgia. Their surnames include Simmons, Lewis, Malone, Cahall, Killcrease/Kilcrease, Harkins, Jones, Wainwright Griffin and Bates.

My husband's maternal relatives are Malone, Henderson, Franklin, Jester, Jones and Sheffield and they come from Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina and settled in Etowah and St. Clair County, AL.

My husband's paternal relatives are Payne, Brannon, Huff, Condray, Pendergrass, Phillips, Colvin, Jones, and Sheffield and they came from the Carolinas and Tennessee and settled in Etowah and St. Clair County, AL.

If anyone has any questions or information to add please feel free to contact me.
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RE: Molly Butler Sims
Thank you! I wish I could find Joseph Butler's grave, but so far I haven been able to. I will keep searching.
Added by teeroy on Jan 05, 2016 3:56 PM
RE: Molly Butler Sims
Thank you for clearing that up! Mollie is my Great Aunt and the birthday year you have matches my records, also. I have sent a link asking you to connect her memorial with her mother's. Thanks again!
Added by teeroy on Jan 05, 2016 1:38 PM
Molly Butler Sims
Hi! I believe this Molly is my Great Aunt. Can you tell me about the differences of the birth years on her memorial and her stone? Also, do you know who her parents were? I believe them to be Joseph Butler and Theodocia "Doshie" Burgess Butler Langley. Thank you!
Added by teeroy on Jan 04, 2016 8:17 PM
shane carroll
Hello, James Oscar Sims and his wife Laura Pringle are the great grandparents of my paternal grandfather.
Added by shane carroll on Jul 25, 2015 2:26 PM
Cheryl Rush
Sims Family
My GGGrandfather is John Taylor Sims (1857- 1920), Great Grand Father is John Andrew Sims (1882-1946)and Grand Dad was Lewis Levon Sims (1908-1968). Is there any one there to connect to your family of Sims?

Added by Cheryl Rush on Jun 14, 2015 3:20 PM
Sam O.
Hi Michele:
I was working on Laura Eugenia Pringle Sims and saw that you do not mention Pringle as one of your lines. I have Laura, dau. of our William Simpson Pringle as marrrying James Oscar Sims. Is this correct or have I jumped the track somewhere? If correct, do you know the correct wife or wives of Loranza Bethea Sims? I descend from one of William (Sam) Pringle brothers. Thanks......Sam O.
Added by Sam O. on May 15, 2015 2:28 PM

I was wondering if you would be kind enough to transfer my great grandmother's grave to me?

Missouri Simmons Bekurs - 50073109

Thank you!
Added by K.Danner on Apr 18, 2015 2:23 PM
Melissa West Reeves
Charkie Sims
Hi! Thanks for the directions to his grave. It turns out the Sims family plot is right next to my Watson family plot.
Added by Melissa West Reeves on Jan 17, 2014 4:49 PM
Terry Ray
Hello, my name is Terry Ray from Jacksonville FL. I am Cora Mae Payne's g-granddaught. I believe we may be related. Her parents was George Washington Payne and Maryetta (Marietta/Mary E) Simpson from Milton GA. they moved to Anniston AL prior to 1913. are we Related? Also looking for information of Ronnie and Diane Wise..
Added by Terry Ray on May 16, 2013 3:10 PM
Tina Near
Marion Dallas Payne
Hello Michele. I am descended from Larkin Payne, brother to your George Payne. I just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year. Let me know if you ever need to get some Payne family info from me. Tina-Orlando
Added by Tina Near on Jan 01, 2012 5:26 PM
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