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From: "K Anderson" <>
Subject: Indian Connection
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 20:25:05 -0500

This will help some of the Payne searches..
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From: "suep" <>
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Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 7:50 PM
Subject: [HIGHTOWER-L] Indian Connection

> Please note I am an amateur! I may have errors but....This is a loose
connection but one I have tentatively made:
> Louisa Adeline Payne, b. April 25, 1858 Monroe County, TN, married William
Thomas Hightower, b. December 12, 1854 in Monroe County, TN. She was the
daughter of George Washington Payne, born in Franklin County, Georgia and
Nancy Hooper. George Washington Payne was the son of John Carroll Payne b.
1795 in Georgia and married to Jane Walls b. 1796 in Habersham County,
Georgia. Jane Walls was the daughter of Henry Walls and Susie Bigby born in
the East Cherokee Nation. Susie Bigby was the daughter of James Bigby and
Catherine Foreman. For Jane Walls, I have the following quote from a
Genforum post:
> "Susie Bigby was the great grandchild of Chief Broom a Cherokee Chief on
her mothers side of the family." Genforum, Feb 28, 2000.
> I contacted the person who posted the info and this is the info I
> >From CHEROKEE BY BLOOD. Benjamin F. Payne. MISC TEST p. 557 (found in
> 2 after #5450)
> My name is Benjamin F. Payne. I am 77 years old. I was born in Monroe
> and have always lived here. I knew Allen F. Graves (#16361), also Calvin
> Linderman (#35631). Calvin C. Linderman and Allen F. Graves are cousins
> I am the uncle of both. Allen Graves claimed Indian blood through his
> Mahala M. Newman before marriage. Charlotte Payne was the grandmother of
> Allen Graves and she was my sister. Mahala Payne was the daughter of Sim
> Newman who married Charlotte Payne. I claim my Indian blood through my
> mother, Jane Payne, who was a Walls before marriage. My mother was born
> Habersham Co. GA. I have heard her say that she was 67 years old before
> died in 1863. She was married in 1811. In 1835 her name was Payne. She
> living in Monroe Co. Tenn. in 1835, and in 1851 she was living in the 5th
> district of Cherokee Co. N.C. I reckon she was about three-fourths
> My father bit off Sol Leaves ear in about 1834 and as this was a
> offence he led a secluded life for some time. My mother was living in
> Creek Monroe Co. She stayed at home with the family. They had the idea
> they would have to be moved west if they enrolled and she did not care to
> that while my father was gone. In 1851 he lived in Cherokee County. I
> heard any reason why they were not enrolled in 1851. It had been so long
> before the Indians were paid off. I did not make a claim to payment in
> My mother did not make any claim to payment. SIGNED Benjamin "X"F. Payne,
> Madisonville, Tenn. Jun 26, 1908.
> William Thomas Hightower was the son of John Hightower and Clarissa
Selvidge, son of William Hightower and Rebecca Daugherty, son of George
Washington Hightower and Elvania Magnolia Smith, son of John H.T. Hightower
and Mary Jane Hawkins, son of William Calvin Hightower and Margaret Jane
Melxina Hammontree. After that, we can only make some guesses.
> Sue Prince
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