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Michele Sims Payne

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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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