At the age of 11, Sharon's family moved to California with the promise of a new job for her father, Tom. They settled in Fremont, California, where Sharon met her future husband Leonard Payne at a horse ranch. Leo, as he was known, was born 09 April 1951, Hayward, California, son of Leonard LaVerne Payne and Deloris Cavelle Cutsinger. From this union was born:
Leonard "Lenny" Dennis Payne III - living
Sharon and family currently reside in Tennessee.
Sharon's ancestry traces back to Norman, Medieval and Renaissance England on her paternal side. King Edward IV and Sharon are first cousins 15 times removed, making her a third cousin 13 times removed to Henry VIII. Sharon's ancestry, going back through King Edward, can be traced to Dolfin FitzUchtred, born 1105, Raby, Durham, England and Adelaide Durham, born about 1110 in Staindrop, Durham, England. Adelaide is the daughter of Bishop Walcher Durham aka Earl of Northumbria. Dolfin and Adelaide are Sharon's 28th great grandparents.
There were 25 Surety Barons in the forefront of the opposition to King John who were entrusted by the terms of clause 61 of Magna Carta to ensure the king’s compliance with its terms. Sharon is related to 24 of the 25:
Between September 6 and November 9, 1620, the ship Mayflower launched with 102 passengers, 74 male and 28 female, and a crew headed by Master Christopher Jones. the majority of them becoming the settlers of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts.
Sharon (Hinshaw) Hinshaw-Payne is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Richard More.
Sharon (Hinshaw) Hinshaw-Payne is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Henry Samson.
Of the passengers, 37 were members of a separatist Puritan congregation in Leiden, Holland (also known as Brownists) who were seeking religious freedom in the New World. About half of the passengers died in the first winter.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Sharon or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Sharon: