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April Lee Payne
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  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • United States
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What Was Life Like In the Settlements?

A newly discovered Sevier cousin and I have been having a conversation regarding our family's history. An incident occurred during the Siege of Fort Caswell (Watauga) in July of 1776. This has made…Continue

Started Jan 1

Religion in the Watauga/Holston Settlements

I find myself curious about something and so far my internet searches have come up dry or off-topic to some extent. What I want to know is what the people who came to live in the Settlements (western…Continue

Started Mar 29, 2016

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What Was Life Like In the Settlements?

A newly discovered Sevier cousin and I have been having a conversation regarding our family's history. An incident occurred during the Siege of Fort Caswell (Watauga) in July of 1776. This has made it's way into the history books on my family. I contend that people most likely gossiped about it. The Settlements, not so huge at that time, that people would likely exchange 'news'. She contends that the cabins were so far apart and moving so often was very difficult, that likely the incident never…See More
Jan 1
April Lee Payne replied to Nat Ins for Genealogical Studies's discussion Introduce Yourself
"One thing you can try to do is seek out probate records where you are stumped. If the man died intestate (without a will) but owned property, a probate was likely held. Oftentimes, the list of children (even grown and married ones) will be listed…"
Dec 10, 2017

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Sevier
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
England, Navarre, France.
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I very much wanted to get in contact with relatives. My father's family is very fractured. I also wanted to know where we came from and if some of the family rumors/stories of whom we were related to were correct.

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