Greetings! Over the past few years I've amassed a great deal of information on many Amite County families including my own. 19th and early 20th Century Amite County was also the subject of some of my graduate research. That project gave me the opportunity to examine the lives of several women whose legacies provided a glimpse of life in early Amite County. At the same time I was able to learn more about my own family history. My grandfather, John Clark
Payne, was born in the Zion Hill area of Amite County on land that had
been in his grandmother's family (the Moores) since 1805--four years before the county was organized in 1809. Using traditional print resources available to me at the Clayton Genealogy Library in Houston and the records residing in the Amite County Courthouse in Liberty, I was able to construct a family tree and learn of my ancestors' contributions to the creation of Amite County and the settlement of southwestern Mississippi. Later I was able to expand my research much further using Internet tools and e-mail. These web pages not only help me to organize some of my own work, but also share my findings with others who are interested in Amite County families.
I'm trying out a new feature here! Click on Add-A-Link
to add a link to your own Amite County Genealogy or History page or to
your favorite Amite County or SW Mississippi related website!
August 2000: Any comments or corrections are welcomed, but please be aware that I receive upwards of 150 e-mails a week and while I read everything, I’m not able to respond as quickly as I would like. Some of the information on these pages is a bit out of date and does not reflect current research or changes--recommended and otherwise. Your patience and understanding is appreciated. Thanks!
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freely used for the purpose of genealogical research. Duplication of these pages
or any portion thereof, or commercial use without my consent is prohibited.
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