Bigby Family Genealogy Forum
Thanks, Marilyn. I've started reading the Family Treemaker entries, and there are quite a few on the Paynes. I don't think there's any doubt that Jane Walls was the daughter of a Susie Bigby and Henry Walls--some of the sources that give this info are pretty old, and include Jane's own son. What I suspect is that there is more than one Susie Bigby, or American Indian girls given that name anyway. The one born 1817 is more likely a sister or niecee of Jane than her mother. But I wish I knew how to find this out for sure.
I see on another post that you are a descendant of James and Catherine (Foreman?) Bigby. Do you have dates on them? We have a John Carroll Payne website, and one of the researchers on it has posted pictures of James and Catherine. If you would like to see them, I'll put your name on the site, and they will contact you with a password. How are you related to the Bigbys?
Are we (maybe) cousins?