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James Payne was born on January 8th, 1857 in Georgia.1   James Payne's father was William Arnold Hightower and his mother was Sarah Aletha Potilla.  His paternal grandparents were Elisha Hightower and Mary Eugenia Oslin; his maternal grandparents were John Potilla and Mary (Polly) Winfield. He had four brothers and three sisters, named John Thomas, William Franklin, Joseph Elisha, Nathan Edwin, Martha Elizabeth (Mattie), Mary Aramanda (Mack) and Sallie Frances (Fanny).  He was the third oldest of the eight children.  He died at the age of 78 on February 17th, 1935 in Alvarado, Johnson Co., Texas.1 

James Payne's family with Emma Bramblette

‌James Payne and Emma were married in a religious ceremony about 1880 in Johnson Co., Texas.1 

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