Anna Catherine Warren

Female, #9961, (say 1876 - )
Birth*say 1876 Anna was born say 1876. 
Marriage*before 1897 She married William Matthew Hurt before 1897. 
Married Namebefore 1897  As of before 1897, her married name was Hurt. 

Family

William Matthew Hurt (say 1874 - )
Children
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Nellie Alpha Hurt

Female, #9962, (5 Nov 1897 - 23 Dec 1966)
Father*William Matthew Hurt (s 1874 - )
Mother*Anna Catherine Warren (s 1876 - )
Birth*5 Nov 1897 Nellie was born at Eminence, Shannon Co., Missouri, on 5 Nov 1897. 
Marriage*24 Dec 1921 She married Lewis Hobson Culpepper at Vinita, Craig Co., Oklahoma, on 24 Dec 1921 at age 24. 
Married Name24 Dec 1921  As of 24 Dec 1921, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son7 Jun 1926 Her son William Joseph Culpepper was born on 7 Jun 1926 at Eminence, Shannon Co., Missouri
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Nellie was listed as Lewis Hobson Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Spring Valley, Shannon Co., Missouri.1 
Death*23 Dec 1966 She died at Prineville, Crook Co., Oregon, on 23 Dec 1966 at age 69. 
Burial*circa 25 Dec 1966 Her body was interred circa 25 Dec 1966 at Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville, Crook Co., Oregon

Family

Lewis Hobson Culpepper (3 Nov 1897 - 25 Sep 1967)
Marriage*24 Dec 1921 She married Lewis Hobson Culpepper at Vinita, Craig Co., Oklahoma, on 24 Dec 1921 at age 24. 
Children
Last Edited22 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Spring Valley, Shannon Co., MO, ED 1, page 3A
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Lewis H. Culpepper, Head, 32, md @ 24, MO/TN/MO, Farmer
    Nellie Culpepper, Wife, 32, md @ 24, MO/MO/MO
    Nadine Culpepper, Daughter, 7, MO/MO/MO
    Willie Culpepper, Son, 3 9/12, MO/MO/MO
    Sarah L. Culpepper, Mother, 56, Widowed, MO/MO/MO.

Francis Leonal Culpepper1

Male, #9963, (17 Mar 1904 - 29 Apr 1951)
Father*Joseph Archie Culpepper (9 Feb 1863 - 1 May 1925)
Mother*Sarah Lucinda Whitworth (10 Feb 1872 - 8 Sep 1956)
Name Variation He was also known as Frank. 
Birth*17 Mar 1904 Francis was born at Eminence, Shannon Co., Missouri, on 17 Mar 1904. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Lewis and Francis was listed as a son in Joseph Archie Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Alley, Shannon Co., Missouri.2 
Death of Father1 May 1925 His father Joseph Archie Culpepper died on 1 May 1925 at Eminence, Shannon Co., Missouri.1 
Marriage*7 Sep 1926 He married Mahala Adaline Hurt at Van Buren, Carter Co., Missouri, on 7 Sep 1926 at age 22. 
Birth of Son6 Apr 1927 His son Emmett Eugene Culpepper was born on 6 Apr 1927 at Eminence, Shannon Co., Missouri.3 
Death*29 Apr 1951 He died on 29 Apr 1951 at age 47. 
Burial*circa 1 May 1951 His body was interred circa 1 May 1951 at Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville, Crook Co., Oregon

Family

Mahala Adaline Hurt (say 1905 - )
Marriage*7 Sep 1926 He married Mahala Adaline Hurt at Van Buren, Carter Co., Missouri, on 7 Sep 1926 at age 22. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) report, Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) to Lew Griffin, 1999.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Alley, Shannon Co., MO, ED 91, Page 1B
    Joseph A. Culpepper, 56, Head, TN/TN/TN, Farmer
    Sarah L. Culpepper, 47, Wife, MO/TN/WI
    Lewis A. Culpepper, 22, Son, MO/TN/MO
    Frank Culpepper, 16, Son, MO/TN/MO.
  3. The Bend Bulletin, Bend, Oregon.
    http://www.bendbulletin.com/
    Obituary of Emmett Eugene Culpepper, published 25 Aug 2005.

Mahala Adaline Hurt

Female, #9964, (say 1905 - )
Father*William Matthew Hurt (s 1874 - )
Mother*Anna Catherine Warren (s 1876 - )
Birth*say 1905 Mahala was born say 1905. 
Marriage*7 Sep 1926 She married Francis Leonal Culpepper at Van Buren, Carter Co., Missouri, on 7 Sep 1926. 
Married Name7 Sep 1926  As of 7 Sep 1926, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son6 Apr 1927 Her son Emmett Eugene Culpepper was born on 6 Apr 1927 at Eminence, Shannon Co., Missouri.1 

Family

Francis Leonal Culpepper (17 Mar 1904 - 29 Apr 1951)
Children
Last Edited27 Mar 2000

Citations

  1. The Bend Bulletin, Bend, Oregon.
    http://www.bendbulletin.com/
    Obituary of Emmett Eugene Culpepper, published 25 Aug 2005.

Nadine Hobson Culpepper1

Female, #9965
Father*Lewis Hobson Culpepper (3 Nov 1897 - 25 Sep 1967)
Mother*Nellie Alpha Hurt (5 Nov 1897 - 23 Dec 1966)

Family

Edward Charles Bartlett
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Sep 1999

Citations

  1. Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) report, Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) to Lew Griffin, 1999.

Edward Charles Bartlett

Male, #9966

Family

Nadine Hobson Culpepper
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

William Joseph Culpepper1

Male, #9967, (7 Jun 1926 - 31 May 2002)
Father*Lewis Hobson Culpepper (3 Nov 1897 - 25 Sep 1967)
Mother*Nellie Alpha Hurt (5 Nov 1897 - 23 Dec 1966)
Birth*7 Jun 1926 William was born at Eminence, Shannon Co., Missouri, on 7 Jun 1926. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 William was listed as a son in Lewis Hobson Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Spring Valley, Shannon Co., Missouri.2 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Navy, Carpenter's Mate. Landed on Okinawa to help build an air base.)3 
Death of Mother23 Dec 1966 His mother Nellie Alpha Hurt died on 23 Dec 1966 at Prineville, Crook Co., Oregon
Death of Father25 Sep 1967 His father Lewis Hobson Culpepper died on 25 Sep 1967 at Prineville, Crook Co., Oregon
Death*31 May 2002 He died at La Pine, Deschutes Co., Oregon, on 31 May 2002 at age 75. 
Burial*5 Jun 2002 His body was interred on 5 Jun 2002 at Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville, Crook Co., Oregon.3 
Biography* Obituary
William "Bill" Joseph Cullpepper, 75, a former resident of The Dalles and a resident of Prineville (Oregon), died at a camping resort near LaPine (Oregon) on Friday, May 31, 2002.
     He was born June 7, 1926 in Eminence, Missouri to Lewis Bobson Culpepper and Nellie Alpha Hurt. During the late 1930s the family moved to Sisters (Oregon) to obtain work in the timber industry. They then moved to Prineville in 1941 where he attended school at Crook County High.
     Like many of his generation, he did not graduate but chose to serve his country and fight during World War II. He was a Carpenter's Mate in the Navy and landed on Okinawa to help build an air base.
     Returning home after the war he married his high school sweetheart, Donna Jean, on October 27, 1946 in Prineville. During the first years of their marriage he held many jobs, selling shoes, working as a butcher, cabinet maker and in construction. In 1949 he began work as a diesel mechanic.
     The family moved to The Dalles in 1957 where he worked for Empire and Stone Machinery and Halton Tractor as a mechanic and service manager. He retired in 1989 and they began traveling in the RV (recreational vehicle) around the U.S. and for the last 12 years have traveled seasonally between Mesa, Arizona and Oregon.
     He played football, basketball and baseball in high school and enjoyed ballroom dancing, snow skiing and in later life took up tennis. He enjoyed the mountains and lakes of Oregon and was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping.
     He joined the Latter-day Saints Church in 1953. The family was sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple in 1955. He was an active member of the church and held many positions, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School President on the ward and stake level. He was a member of the Branch Presidency in The Dalles and in his later years performed a great deal of Temple services.
     Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna, Prineville; sisters, Nadine Bartlett and Flossie Dill, both of Prineville; and Mildred Dill, Mattawa, Washington; children, JoAnn Haugen, Dallas (Oregon); Jerry Culpepper, Prineville; Jim Culpepper, Boise, Idaho; John Culpepper, Canby (Oregon); and Jan Williams, Hood River; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 5, at the LDS church in Prineville. Burial followed at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville. Arrangements were by the Prineville Funeral Home.3 

Family

Donna Jean Meadows
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) report, Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) to Lew Griffin, 1999.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Spring Valley, Shannon Co., MO, ED 1, page 3A
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Lewis H. Culpepper, Head, 32, md @ 24, MO/TN/MO, Farmer
    Nellie Culpepper, Wife, 32, md @ 24, MO/MO/MO
    Nadine Culpepper, Daughter, 7, MO/MO/MO
    Willie Culpepper, Son, 3 9/12, MO/MO/MO
    Sarah L. Culpepper, Mother, 56, Widowed, MO/MO/MO.
  3. The Dalles Chronicle, The Dalles, OR, http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/.
    Obituary of William Joseph Culpepper, June 5, 2002.

Donna Jean Meadows

Female, #9968

Family

William Joseph Culpepper (7 Jun 1926 - 31 May 2002)
Children
Last Edited5 Sep 2000

Flossie Marie Culpepper1

Female, #9969
Father*Lewis Hobson Culpepper (3 Nov 1897 - 25 Sep 1967)
Mother*Nellie Alpha Hurt (5 Nov 1897 - 23 Dec 1966)

Family

Otto Dill
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Sep 1999

Citations

  1. Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) report, Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) to Lew Griffin, 1999.

Otto Dill

Male, #9970

Family

Flossie Marie Culpepper
Last Edited2 Oct 2000

Mildred Eilene Culpepper1

Female, #9971
Father*Lewis Hobson Culpepper (3 Nov 1897 - 25 Sep 1967)
Mother*Nellie Alpha Hurt (5 Nov 1897 - 23 Dec 1966)

Family

Edward Dill
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Sep 1999

Citations

  1. Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) report, Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) to Lew Griffin, 1999.

Edward Dill

Male, #9972

Family

Mildred Eilene Culpepper
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Joanne Culpepper1

Female, #9973
Father*William Joseph Culpepper (7 Jun 1926 - 31 May 2002)
Mother*Donna Jean Meadows

Family 1

Richard Grant Blanch
Children

Family 2

Floyd M. Haugen
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Dec 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 3 Jan 1998 to Lew Griffin from Jan Marie Culpepper Williams.

Floyd M. Haugen1

Male, #9974

Family

Joanne Culpepper
Child
Last Edited16 Dec 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 3 Jan 1998 to Lew Griffin from Jan Marie Culpepper Williams.

Joseph Edward Payne Jr.1

Male, #9975, (3 Dec 1920 - 13 Dec 1968)
Father*Dr. Joseph Edward Payne (21 Jul 1895 - 22 Oct 1985)
Mother*Alma Howe (3 Apr 1893 - 2 Sep 1959)
Name Variation He was also known as J. E. 
Birth*3 Dec 1920 Joseph was born at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida, on 3 Dec 1920. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Joseph was listed as a son in an unknown person 's household on the 1930 Census at Marianna, Jackson Co., Florida.2 
Photographedcirca 1941 He was photographed circa 1941.3,4
Lee Payne and Joe Payne Jr.
Death of Mother2 Sep 1959 His mother Alma Howe died on 2 Sep 1959 at Montgomery Co., Alabama.1 
Death*13 Dec 1968 He died at Marianna, Jackson Co., Florida, on 13 Dec 1968 at age 48.3 

Family

Dorothy Faye Bowman
Children
ChartsWLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / John Hogg: Descendant Chart (incl. Houghs and Howes)
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
WLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 27, Marianna City, Jackson Co., FL, ED 52-40, sheet 12B
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    North Jefferson Street, Home=$8,000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Joseph E. Payne, Head, M, W, 34, Md @ 21, AL, AL, AL, Jeweler
    Alma Payne, Wife, F, W, 36, Md @23, FL, CA, FL
    Alma E. Payne, Daughter, F, W, 11, FL, AL, FL
    Joseph E. Payne, Son, M, W, 9, FL, AL, FL.
  3. E-mail written 2000 to Warren L. Culpepper from Brenda Payne Keel (#38758), Blountstown, FL, (Deceased 2007).
  4. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Dr. Joseph Edward Payne1,2

Male, #9976, (21 Jul 1895 - 22 Oct 1985)
Father*Samuel Lafayette Payne (1836 - 6 Oct 1912)
Mother*Mary Catherine Thames (22 Mar 1860 - 24 Jun 1944)
Birth*21 Jul 1895 Joseph was born at Bolling, Butler Co., Alabama, on 21 Jul 1895. His death certificate, the SSDI and the Alma Elaine Payne Culpepper family bible all give 21 Jul 1895 as his birthdate. However, his WW-I Draft Registration in Walton Co., FL says 21 Jul 1896.3,4,5,6 
Relocationcirca 1899 He, as a family member, accompanied Samuel Lafayette Payne in relocating circa 1899 at Pineville, Escambia Co., Florida
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Samuel, Reuben, Brooklyn, Joseph and Lucius was listed as a son (Joseph Payne, Wh, M, Jul 1895, 4, S, AL, AL, AL) in Samuel Lafayette Payne's household on the 1900 Census at Pineville, Escambia Co., Florida.7 
Photographedcirca 1905 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1905.8
Lee, Joseph Edward, & Samuel Lafayette Payne
Death of Father6 Oct 1912 His father Samuel Lafayette Payne died on 6 Oct 1912 at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.9,10 
WWI Draft Reg*1917 He registered for the WW-I draft in 1917 at Walton Co., Florida, ((Joe Payne, born 21 Jul 1896 in Bowling, AL.)11
Marriage*21 Jan 1917 He married Alma Howe at Walton Co., Florida, on 21 Jan 1917 at age 21.12 
Residence*1917 Joseph resided at Walton Co., Florida, in 1917. 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida.13 
Birth of Son3 Dec 1920 His son Joseph Edward Payne Jr. was born on 3 Dec 1920 at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1930 at Marianna, Jackson Co., Florida.14 
SSNbetween 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.6 
Note*1939 In 1938, Damon H. and Bowding Jones divorced in Jackson Co., FL (certificate 5615). In 1939, Joseph Edward Payne and Bowding H. Jones married in Columbia Co., FL (Certificate 14675) and divorced that same year in Marion Co., FL (Certificate 9527). Then in 1940, Bowding Helms Payne and J. E. Payne remarried in Santa Rosa Co., FL (Certificate # 26405). Was this J.E. Payne Sr. or J. E. Payne Jr.?

Bowding Sumpter Helms, White, born 28 Mar 1890 in Eufaula, AL, died 1 Jun 1975 in Panama City, Bay Co., FL. The WW-I draft index (Grady Co., GA) shows this person to be a male who was married with one child, so since Bowding is such a rare name, the Bowding Helms who married Joseph Edward Payne may have been the child. Perhaps the child is the one in the SSDI which shows a Bowding H. Searcy, 12 Feb 1916 - 21 Dec 2002, who died in Lexington Co., SC and whose SSN was issued in TN before 1951.15 
Divorce1939 He and Alma Howe were divorced in 1939 at Jackson Co., Florida.16 
Marriage1939 He married Alma Howe at Leon Co., Florida, in 1939.15 
Divorce1940 He and Alma Howe were divorced in 1940 at Jackson Co., Florida.17 
Marriage24 Sep 1941 He married Alma Howe at Chipley, Washington Co., Florida, on 24 Sep 1941 at age 46.18 
Death of Mother24 Jun 1944 His mother Mary Catherine Thames died on 24 Jun 1944 at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.19 
Divorce*3 Dec 1946 He and Alma Howe were divorced on 3 Dec 1946 at Escambia Co., Florida.20 
Marriage*circa 1951 He married Eva Dean Howe circa 1951.21 
Photographed*say 1955 He was photographed say 1955 at Escambia Co., Florida,
2nd from left: Dr. Joseph Edward Payne; 3rd from left: Brooklyn Earl Payne; Others are their brothers, but unidentified.22
Joseph Edward Payne, 2nd from left; Brookly Earl Payne, 3rd from left; and their other brothers
Death of Son13 Dec 1968 His son Joseph Edward Payne Jr. died on 13 Dec 1968 at Marianna, Jackson Co., Florida.23 
Death*22 Oct 1985 He died at Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida, on 22 Oct 1985 at age 90.24,6 
Obituary*23 Oct 1985 Dr. Joseph Edward Payne died Tuesday morning 22 Oct 1985 at his home, aged 90. He was a native of Bowling Green, AL (should read: Bolling, AL) and had been a resident of Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties most of his life. He was a member of the Eastgate Church of Christ. He was an optometrist in Florida for over 40 years having received his doctorate from the New Orleans School of Optometry. Survivors include his wife, Eva Dean Howe Payne of Pensacola, 2 daughters, Mrs. Eric Dorothy Dean Geiger of Pensacola and Mrs. George W. Jan May of Jackson Miss. 13 grandchildren including two granddaughters Brenda Payne Alday and Joyce Payne O'Bryan, both of Blountstown. 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services to be held at the Harper Morris Chapel and burial in the Milton Cemetery. Active Pallbearers - George W. May, Jr., Eric Geiger Jr., Rod Hurston, Allen Saval, Skip Teegarden and Robert Dunning.25 
Burial*24 Oct 1985 His body was interred on 24 Oct 1985 at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, Lot 2736.24,9 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Dr. Joseph Edward Payne who would like to communicate with other descendants.22 

Family 1

Alma Howe (3 Apr 1893 - 2 Sep 1959)
Marriage*21 Jan 1917 He married Alma Howe at Walton Co., Florida, on 21 Jan 1917 at age 21.12 
Divorce1939 He and Alma Howe were divorced in 1939 at Jackson Co., Florida.16 
Marriage1939 He married Alma Howe at Leon Co., Florida, in 1939.15 
Divorce1940 He and Alma Howe were divorced in 1940 at Jackson Co., Florida.17 
Marriage24 Sep 1941 He married Alma Howe at Chipley, Washington Co., Florida, on 24 Sep 1941 at age 46.18 
Divorce*3 Dec 1946 He and Alma Howe were divorced on 3 Dec 1946 at Escambia Co., Florida.20 
Children

Family 2

Eva Dean Howe (16 May 1905 - Jan 1987)
Marriage*circa 1951 He married Eva Dean Howe circa 1951.21 
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Sep 2013

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. E-mail written 2000 to Warren Culpepper from Paul J. Grant (#44472), e-mail address.
  3. Death Certificate.
    21 Jul 1895.
  4. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
    21 Jul 1895.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    21 Jul 1896, Bowling, AL.
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  7. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 16, Pineville, Escambia Co., FL, ED17, Page 156a
    Genealogy.com image. Transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Samuel L. Payne, HH, Jun 1836, 63, md 15 yrs, AL, GA, GA, Country Peddler, Rents home
    Mary C. Payne, Wife, Mar 1860, 40, md 15 yrs, 5/5 children, AL, AL, AL
    Samuel B. Payne, Son, Sep 1886, 13, S, AL, AL, AL
    Ruben G. Payne, Son, May 1889, 11, S, AL, AL, AL
    Brooklin Payne, Son, Mar 1891, 9, S, AL, AL, AL
    Joseph Payne, Son, Jul '95, 4, AL, AL, AL
    Lee Payne, Son, Jun 1897, 2, S, AL, AL, AL.
  8. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Brenda Payne Keel, granddaughter of J. E. Payne, Sr.
  9. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Milton Cemetery, page 463.
  10. Florida State Archives, compiler, Florida Confederate Pension Application Files, Florida Memory Project.
    http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/PensionFiles/
    3 Mar 1913 pension application by Mary C. Payne of Milton, Santa Rosa Co., FL, widow of Samuel L. Payne.
  11. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Walton Co., FL.
  12. Walton Co., FL Marriages Vol 6, , 21 Jan 1917.
    J. P. Roberts, M.G.; Witnesses: Emma Miller and Addie Lou Sampley.
  13. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Western Precinct, DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL, ED 153, page 118
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    J. E. Payne, Owned home, no mortgage, M, W, 25, Md, AL, AL, AL, Proprietor of Jewelery Store
    Alma Payne, Wife, 26, Md, FL, CA, FL
    Alma Elaine Payne, Daughter, 1, S, FL, AL, FL
    Mary Payne, Mother, 59, Wd, AL, AL, AL
    Mattie Stokes, Servant, F, Wh, 12, S, FL, Scotland, England, Nurse Maid.
  14. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 27, Marianna City, Jackson Co., FL, ED 52-40, sheet 12B
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    North Jefferson Street, Home=$8,000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Joseph E. Payne, Head, M, W, 34, Md @ 21, AL, AL, AL, Jeweler
    Alma Payne, Wife, F, W, 36, Md @23, FL, CA, FL
    Alma E. Payne, Daughter, F, W, 11, FL, AL, FL
    Joseph E. Payne, Son, M, W, 9, FL, AL, FL.
  15. Jordan R. Dodd & Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 & 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8784&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
  16. Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8837&path=
    J. E. and Alma Howe Payne divorced in Jackson Co., FL in 1939, Vol-No: 127-4906.
  17. Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8837&path=
    J. E. and Alma Payne divorced in Jackson Co., FL in 1940, Vol-No: 152-7453.
  18. Washington Co., FL Marriages, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, 2005.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~flwashin/marriages/marindex.htm
    J. E. Payne (re)married Alma Payne on 24 Sep 1941 in Washington Co., FL, Book L-410.
  19. Death Certificate.
    Mary C. Payne, died 24 Jun 1944, Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  20. Divorce Certificate.
  21. E-mail written 2000 to Warren Culpepper from Dorothy Dean Ferguson Geiger.
  22. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  23. E-mail written 2000 to Warren L. Culpepper from Brenda Payne Keel (#38758), Blountstown, FL, (Deceased 2007).
  24. Death Certificate.
  25. Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, FL.
    http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/
    Obituary of Dr. Joseph E. Payne, 23 Oct 1985.

Alma Howe

Female, #9977, (3 Apr 1893 - 2 Sep 1959)
Father*Joseph Rafael Howe (12 Oct 1858 - 8 Jan 1925)
Mother*Melinda Otis (18 Feb 1868 - 16 Jul 1942)
Birth*3 Apr 1893 Alma was born at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 3 Apr 1893.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Alma and Agnes was listed as a daughter in Joseph Rafael Howe's household on the 1900 Census at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.2 
Marriage*21 Jan 1917 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Walton Co., Florida, on 21 Jan 1917 at age 23.3 
Married Name21 Jan 1917  As of 21 Jan 1917, her married name was Payne. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Alma was listed as Dr. Joseph Edward Payne's wife on the 1920 Census at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida.4 
Birth of Son3 Dec 1920 Her son Joseph Edward Payne Jr. was born on 3 Dec 1920 at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida
Death of Father8 Jan 1925 Her father Joseph Rafael Howe died on 8 Jan 1925 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.5 
Willbefore 29 Apr 1929 In Simeon Otis's will before 29 Apr 1929 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, Melinda, Alma, Linnie, Agnes, Oliver and Raymond named as heir(s).6 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Alma was listed as an unknown person 's wife on the 1930 Census at Marianna, Jackson Co., Florida.7 
Divorce1939 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced in 1939 at Jackson Co., Florida.8 
Note1939 In 1938, Damon H. and Bowding Jones divorced in Jackson Co., FL (certificate 5615). In 1939, Joseph Edward Payne and Bowding H. Jones married in Columbia Co., FL (Certificate 14675) and divorced that same year in Marion Co., FL (Certificate 9527). Then in 1940, Bowding Helms Payne and J. E. Payne remarried in Santa Rosa Co., FL (Certificate # 26405). Was this J.E. Payne Sr. or J. E. Payne Jr.?

Bowding Sumpter Helms, White, born 28 Mar 1890 in Eufaula, AL, died 1 Jun 1975 in Panama City, Bay Co., FL. The WW-I draft index (Grady Co., GA) shows this person to be a male who was married with one child, so since Bowding is such a rare name, the Bowding Helms who married Joseph Edward Payne may have been the child. Perhaps the child is the one in the SSDI which shows a Bowding H. Searcy, 12 Feb 1916 - 21 Dec 2002, who died in Lexington Co., SC and whose SSN was issued in TN before 1951.9 
Marriage1939 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Leon Co., Florida, in 1939.9 
Divorce1940 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced in 1940 at Jackson Co., Florida.10 
Marriage24 Sep 1941 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Chipley, Washington Co., Florida, on 24 Sep 1941 at age 48.11 
Death of Mother16 Jul 1942 Her mother Melinda Otis died on 16 Jul 1942 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.1,12 
Divorce*3 Dec 1946 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced on 3 Dec 1946 at Escambia Co., Florida.13 
Married Name19 Jun 1950  As of 19 Jun 1950, her married name was Sabal.14 
Marriage19 Jun 1950 She married Joseph Blaine Sabal Sr. at Clearwater, Pinellas Co., Florida, on 19 Jun 1950 at age 57.14 
Photographed*circa 1955 She was photographed circa 1955 at Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Co., Florida.15,16
Joe Sabal & Alma (Howe) Payne Sabal
Photographed*circa 1958 She was photographed circa 1958 at Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama,
Paynes--L-R: Dot Payne (#9798), Brenda Payne (#38758), Joyce Payne (#38758), Alma Payne(#9977), Elaine Culpepper (#9790) circa 1958, Andalusia, AL.15,16
Alma (Howe) Payne & family
Death*2 Sep 1959 She died at Montgomery Co., Alabama, on 2 Sep 1959 at age 66
of cancer.1 
Burial*5 Sep 1959 Her body was interred on 5 Sep 1959 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama
Biography* Alma had a stormy marriage with Joe Payne, and reportedly they were divorced three times. Not long after her final divorce in 1946, Alma relocated to St. Petersburg, FL and spent the final years of her life in her home there at 3515 19th Street, North.

In the summer of 1959, she became ill and went to Andalusia, AL to be taken care of by her daughter, Elaine Culpepper. Her illness worsened, and by the time it was diagnosed as cancer, it was too late. She died on 2 Sep 1959 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL and was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Andalusia. 

Family

Dr. Joseph Edward Payne (21 Jul 1895 - 22 Oct 1985)
Marriage*21 Jan 1917 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Walton Co., Florida, on 21 Jan 1917 at age 23.3 
Divorce1939 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced in 1939 at Jackson Co., Florida.8 
Marriage1939 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Leon Co., Florida, in 1939.9 
Divorce1940 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced in 1940 at Jackson Co., Florida.10 
Marriage24 Sep 1941 She married Dr. Joseph Edward Payne at Chipley, Washington Co., Florida, on 24 Sep 1941 at age 48.11 
Divorce*3 Dec 1946 She and Dr. Joseph Edward Payne were divorced on 3 Dec 1946 at Escambia Co., Florida.13 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / John Hogg: Descendant Chart (incl. Houghs and Howes)
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, Page 212A, Precinct 16, Family 95, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL, Genealogy.com Img 8
    Joe R. Howe, Head, M, Oct 1858, 41, md 11 yrs, CA/CA/MX, Wood Turner
    Linnie Howe, Wife, F, Feb 1869, 31, md 11 yrs, ch 5/5, FL/FL/GA
    Edwin Howe, Son, M, Jan 1891, 9, S, FL/CA/FL
    Alma Howe, Daughter, F, Apr 1893, 7, S, FL/CA/FL
    Victor Howe, Son, M, Feb 1895, 5, S, FL/CA/FL
    Agnes Howe, Daughter, F, Mar 1897, 3, S, FL/CA/FL
    Raymond Howe, Son, M, Mar 1899, 1, S, FL/CA/FL.
  3. Walton Co., FL Marriages Vol 6, , 21 Jan 1917.
    J. P. Roberts, M.G.; Witnesses: Emma Miller and Addie Lou Sampley.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Western Precinct, DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL, ED 153, page 118
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    J. E. Payne, Owned home, no mortgage, M, W, 25, Md, AL, AL, AL, Proprietor of Jewelery Store
    Alma Payne, Wife, 26, Md, FL, CA, FL
    Alma Elaine Payne, Daughter, 1, S, FL, AL, FL
    Mary Payne, Mother, 59, Wd, AL, AL, AL
    Mattie Stokes, Servant, F, Wh, 12, S, FL, Scotland, England, Nurse Maid.
  5. Death Certificate.
  6. Simeon Otis Report, Edie Geiger, 4621 Geiger Road, Milton, FL 32583, to Warren Culpepper, 1999.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 27, Marianna City, Jackson Co., FL, ED 52-40, sheet 12B
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    North Jefferson Street, Home=$8,000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Joseph E. Payne, Head, M, W, 34, Md @ 21, AL, AL, AL, Jeweler
    Alma Payne, Wife, F, W, 36, Md @23, FL, CA, FL
    Alma E. Payne, Daughter, F, W, 11, FL, AL, FL
    Joseph E. Payne, Son, M, W, 9, FL, AL, FL.
  8. Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8837&path=
    J. E. and Alma Howe Payne divorced in Jackson Co., FL in 1939, Vol-No: 127-4906.
  9. Jordan R. Dodd & Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 & 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8784&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
  10. Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8837&path=
    J. E. and Alma Payne divorced in Jackson Co., FL in 1940, Vol-No: 152-7453.
  11. Washington Co., FL Marriages, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, 2005.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~flwashin/marriages/marindex.htm
    J. E. Payne (re)married Alma Payne on 24 Sep 1941 in Washington Co., FL, Book L-410.
  12. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Linnie Howe, White, Female, died 1942, Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  13. Divorce Certificate.
  14. Marriage Certificate.
  15. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  16. E-mail written 2000 to Warren L. Culpepper from Brenda Payne Keel (#38758), Blountstown, FL, (Deceased 2007).

Samuel Lafayette Payne1

Male, #9978, (1836 - 6 Oct 1912)
Father*John Jackson Payne (4 Aug 1798 - bt 1870 - 1880)
Mother*Mary Frances Gafford (20 Sep 1806 - 12 Jun 1881)
Birth*1836 Samuel was born at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama, in 1836. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Samuel was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in John Jackson Payne's household, on the 1840 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Eugenia, Samuel, Nancy, Dorothy, John, Ira, Thomas and Alabama was listed as a household member (Samuel Payne, 14, M, AL) living with John Jackson Payne on the 1850 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.3 
Photographedbetween 1860 and 1861 He was photographed between 1860 and 1861
The following question of Warren Culpepper was posted on a couple of Civil War websites:

"I would appreciate your opinion about the attached picture that is supposed to be my great-grandfather Sam Payne. The very dark uniform strikes me as looking more like that of a Union officer, not a Confederate enlisted man. However, the age seems right as he was 26 when he enlisted. Your thoughts?"

The following response is from Adam Pitts, on the Civil War Genealogy Forum, 28 Sep 2009:
http://genforum.genealogy.com/civilwar/messages/26749.html

I can answer part of your question. The Florida pension application makes it clear that the soldier belonged to the 1st Georgia Confederate Regt., 2nd Co. "H". Veterans who witnessed this application, Duncan T. Sellers and John P. Gafford, both belonged to this command. The company was recruited in Butler County, Ala., during the summer of 1862. There are several units named 1st Georgia Regiment, so the title is important to distinguish Payne's command from the others.

The soldier may have had this image taken before hostilities began. Authorized on Feb. 25, 1860, the Alabama Volunteer Corps was formed to defend the state from attacks such as the one on Harpers Ferry. Members wore uniforms nearly identical in cut, color and markings to the U.S. military, right down to eagles on their brass buttons. Five companies from Butler County offered their services to the Governor of Alabama and were accepted. It's possible this man was a member of one of them.

Here's a member of the Montgomery Mounted Rifles in his antebellum AVC uniform --
http://216.226.178.196/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/photo&CISOPTR=6703&REC=8

Several variants of this uniform existed.

The following is from Bill Gillespie, on the Civil War Genealogy Forum, 06 Oct 2009:
http://genforum.genealogy.com/civilwar/messages/26762.html
....
As Alan states, the uniform is not that of a Confederate enlisted man, nor a Federal officer. He wears a dark coat similar to Federal uniform prior to the conflict, with slight diffences that point to him being in a state militia. His Hardee hat has a regulation ostrich plume and brass sideplate, yet the front insignia of sabers is not regulation. His belt plate is a militia style tongue & wreath, instead of the regulation rectangular model 1851 eagle plate. His shoulder straps are correct for a second lieutenant, as is the Foot Officer's model sword.

Militia uniforms were often dark blue, yet some were black. Don't know if it is accurate, but I read someone estimated 60% of militias before the war wore gray. If so, quite a few Northern boys had to get their gray duds changed to blue to avoid our ancestors shootin' at 'em.

A handsome pic, I'll see if I can learn more about the unit for you.4
possibly Samuel Lafayette Payne
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Emily, William, Robert, M. and Samuel was listed as a household member (S. L. Payne, 24, M, Farmer, PE=2700, AL) living with William Walker Payne in the 1860 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.5 
Marriage*30 Jan 1861 He married Eliza Ann Routon at Butler Co., Alabama, on 30 Jan 1861.6,7 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Sam Payne enlisted on 9 Oct 1862 in Company H, 1st Conf. Regiment, Alabama.8 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.9 
Birth of Son5 May 1874 His son T. Jackson Payne was born on 5 May 1874 at Butler Co., Alabama.10,11 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Dead Fall, Butler Co., Alabama.12 
Death of Mother12 Jun 1881 His mother Mary Frances Gafford died on 12 Jun 1881 at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.13,14 
Death3 Feb 1885 Samuel became a widower upon the death of his wife Eliza Ann Routon on 3 Feb 1885; (Mary Stearnes Henley states Ann's date of death as 12 Nov 1885.)1 
Marriage*7 Oct 1885 He married Mary Catherine Thames at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 7 Oct 1885.15,8 
Birth of Son7 Sep 1886 His son Samuel Brantley Payne was born on 7 Sep 1886 at Old Town, Conecuh Co., Alabama.16,17 
Birth of Son9 May 1889 His son Reuben Guy Payne was born on 9 May 1889 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.16,11 
Birth of Son5 Mar 1891 His son Brooklyn Earl Payne was born on 5 Mar 1891 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.11 
Birth of Son21 Jul 1895 His son Dr. Joseph Edward Payne was born on 21 Jul 1895 at Bolling, Butler Co., Alabama.18,19,20,16 
Birth of Son7 Jun 1897 His son Lucius Lee Payne was born on 7 Jun 1897 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.17,16 
Relocation*circa 1899 He relocated circa 1899 at Pineville, Escambia Co., Florida
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Pineville, Escambia Co., Florida.21 
Land Grant/Patent*29 Aug 1901 Land was granted to Samuel Lafayette Payne on 29 Aug 1901 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida
Photographed*circa 1905 He was photographed circa 1905.22
Lee, Joseph Edward, & Samuel Lafayette Payne
Death*6 Oct 1912 He died at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 6 Oct 1912.23,8 
Burial*circa 8 Oct 1912 His body was interred circa 8 Oct 1912 at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida. Section 15, Lot 1588.23,8 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Samuel Lafayette Payne who would like to communicate with other descendants.4 

Family 1

Eliza Ann Routon (1843 - 3 Feb 1885)
Marriage*30 Jan 1861 He married Eliza Ann Routon at Butler Co., Alabama, on 30 Jan 1861.6,7 
Children

Family 2

Mary Catherine Thames (22 Mar 1860 - 24 Jun 1944)
Marriage*7 Oct 1885 He married Mary Catherine Thames at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 7 Oct 1885.15,8 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Warren Culpepper from Paul J. Grant (#44472), e-mail address.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, page 133, ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, Beat 1, page 181, lines 21-30. Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  4. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, Precinct 12, page 252, Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  6. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
  7. Butler Co., Alabama Marriage License Index, Vols 1-7, 1853-1934, AL Dept of Archives & History, 1976.
    p. 94.
  8. Florida State Archives, compiler, Florida Confederate Pension Application Files, Florida Memory Project.
    http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/PensionFiles/
    3 Mar 1913 pension application by Mary C. Payne of Milton, Santa Rosa Co., FL, widow of Samuel L. Payne.
  9. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 380, Family 311, Township 10, Greenville, Butler Co., AL
    Saml Payne, 33, M, Farmer, RE=$1000, PE=$500, AL
    Ann Payne, 25, F, AL
    Fannie Payne, 1, F, AL
    Eliza Williams, 18, F, Loborer, AL.
  10. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  11. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
  12. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dead Fall, Butler Co., AL, Page 369B. LDS CD.
  13. Butler County Obituaries, 1985.
  14. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 64. Cemetery Records of People born before 1850. Frances G. Payne, wife of Jackson, 20 Sep 1806 - 12 Jun 1881.
  15. Wilene J. Whatley and Sarah R. Coker, Conecuh Co., AL Marriages, Vol. 1, Southern Business Forms, 1990.
    page 30.
  16. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  17. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
  18. Death Certificate.
    21 Jul 1895.
  19. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
    21 Jul 1895.
  20. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    21 Jul 1896, Bowling, AL.
  21. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 16, Pineville, Escambia Co., FL, ED17, Page 156a
    Genealogy.com image. Transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Samuel L. Payne, HH, Jun 1836, 63, md 15 yrs, AL, GA, GA, Country Peddler, Rents home
    Mary C. Payne, Wife, Mar 1860, 40, md 15 yrs, 5/5 children, AL, AL, AL
    Samuel B. Payne, Son, Sep 1886, 13, S, AL, AL, AL
    Ruben G. Payne, Son, May 1889, 11, S, AL, AL, AL
    Brooklin Payne, Son, Mar 1891, 9, S, AL, AL, AL
    Joseph Payne, Son, Jul '95, 4, AL, AL, AL
    Lee Payne, Son, Jun 1897, 2, S, AL, AL, AL.
  22. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Brenda Payne Keel, granddaughter of J. E. Payne, Sr.
  23. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Milton Cemetery, page 463.

Mary Catherine Thames1,2

Female, #9979, (22 Mar 1860 - 24 Jun 1944)
Father*Cornelius Alexander Thames (29 Nov 1830 - 29 Apr 1912)
Mother*Elizabeth A. Brantley (8 Oct 1834 - 4 Mar 1915)
Birth*22 Mar 1860 Mary was born at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 22 Mar 1860.3,2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Elizabeth, Alexander, John, James, Cornelius and Mary listed as a household member living with Cornelius Alexander Thames in the 1860 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Elizabeth, Alexander, John, James, Cornelius, Mary, Jesse and William was listed as a household member living with Cornelius Alexander Thames on the 1870 Census at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.5 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Mary, Elizabeth and Lucy was listed as a daughter in Cornelius Alexander Thames's household on the 1880 Census at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.6 
Marriage*7 Oct 1885 She married Samuel Lafayette Payne at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 7 Oct 1885 at age 25.7,8 
Married Name7 Oct 1885  As of 7 Oct 1885, her married name was Payne. 
Birth of Son7 Sep 1886 Her son Samuel Brantley Payne was born on 7 Sep 1886 at Old Town, Conecuh Co., Alabama.9,10 
Birth of Son9 May 1889 Her son Reuben Guy Payne was born on 9 May 1889 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.9,11 
Birth of Son5 Mar 1891 Her son Brooklyn Earl Payne was born on 5 Mar 1891 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.11 
Birth of Son21 Jul 1895 Her son Dr. Joseph Edward Payne was born on 21 Jul 1895 at Bolling, Butler Co., Alabama.12,13,14,9 
Birth of Son7 Jun 1897 Her son Lucius Lee Payne was born on 7 Jun 1897 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.10,9 
Relocationcirca 1899 She, as a family member, accompanied Samuel Lafayette Payne in relocating circa 1899 at Pineville, Escambia Co., Florida
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Mary was listed as Samuel Lafayette Payne's wife (Mary C. Payne, Wh, F, Mar 1860, 40, Md 15, 5/5, AL, AL, AL) on the 1900 Census at Pineville, Escambia Co., Florida.15 
Death of Father29 Apr 1912 Her father Cornelius Alexander Thames died on 29 Apr 1912 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.16 
Death6 Oct 1912 Mary became a widow upon the death of her husband Samuel Lafayette Payne at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 6 Oct 1912.17,8 
Military pension*1913 Mary applied for a military pension at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, in 1913
She was receiving a Civil War widow's pension (Florida Certificate # 3888) at the time of her death..18 
Death of Mother4 Mar 1915 Her mother Elizabeth A. Brantley died on 4 Mar 1915 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.19 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Mary was listed as a mother in Dr. Joseph Edward Payne's household on the 1920 Census at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida.20 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 She was enumerated in the US Census of 1930 at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.21 
Photographed*say 1935 She was photographed say 1935 at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.22
Death*24 Jun 1944 She died at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 24 Jun 1944 at age 84
Her death certificate says she died at age 84 of hypostatic pneumonia and senility. (The informant was her son, Guy Payne.)23 
Burial*25 Jun 1944 Her body was interred on 25 Jun 1944 at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida. Section 15.3,17 
Research note11 May 2005 Deanna Shumate wrote concerning the ancestry of her husband, Rev. William Alexander Shumate, on 11 May 2005: "I believe his great-great grandmother was Mary Catherine Thames and his paternal grandmother was Lena Culpepper."24 

Family

Samuel Lafayette Payne (1836 - 6 Oct 1912)
Marriage*7 Oct 1885 She married Samuel Lafayette Payne at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 7 Oct 1885 at age 25.7,8 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Warren Culpepper from Paul J. Grant (#44472), e-mail address.
  2. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  3. Death Certificate.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, page 1000, Hse 335, fam 315.
    Ancestry.com Image 44. transcription by Warren Culpepper
    Cornelius Thames, 29, M, Carpenter, RE=500, PE=1000, AL
    Elizabeth Thames, 25, F, AL
    Alex Thames, 8, M, AL
    Jno Thames, 5, M, AL
    James Thames, 4, M, AL
    Adam Thames, 1, M, AL
    Mary Thames, 3/12, F, AL.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Beat 7, Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., AL, page 3, Transcription by Gertrude Stevens
    Cornelius Thames, 39, M, Wheelwright, RE=400, PE=300, AL
    Elizabeth Thames, 35, F, AL
    Alex Thames, 18, M, Mail messenger, AL
    John Thames, 16, M, Farm Laborer, AL
    James Thames, 14, M, Farm Laborer, AL
    Adam Thames, 11, M, AL
    Mary Thames, 10, F, AL
    Jesse Thames, 3, M, AL
    William Thames, 1, M, AL.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., AL, page 87C, based on LDS CD transcription
    Cornelius A. Thames, HH, 50, AL, NC, SC, Farmer
    Elizabeth Thames, Wife, 46, AL, SC, AL
    Mary Thames, Dau, 20, AL, AL, AL
    Jessey Thames, Son, 13, AL, AL, AL
    William Thames, Son, 11, AL, AL, AL
    Elizabeth Thames, Dau, 9, AL, AL, AL
    Lucey Thames, Dau, 6, AL, AL, AL
    Stephen Thames, Son, 4, AL, AL, AL
    Nathaniel Thames, Son, 1, AL, AL, AL.
  7. Wilene J. Whatley and Sarah R. Coker, Conecuh Co., AL Marriages, Vol. 1, Southern Business Forms, 1990.
    page 30.
  8. Florida State Archives, compiler, Florida Confederate Pension Application Files, Florida Memory Project.
    http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/PensionFiles/
    3 Mar 1913 pension application by Mary C. Payne of Milton, Santa Rosa Co., FL, widow of Samuel L. Payne.
  9. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
  11. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
  12. Death Certificate.
    21 Jul 1895.
  13. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
    21 Jul 1895.
  14. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    21 Jul 1896, Bowling, AL.
  15. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 16, Pineville, Escambia Co., FL, ED17, Page 156a
    Genealogy.com image. Transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Samuel L. Payne, HH, Jun 1836, 63, md 15 yrs, AL, GA, GA, Country Peddler, Rents home
    Mary C. Payne, Wife, Mar 1860, 40, md 15 yrs, 5/5 children, AL, AL, AL
    Samuel B. Payne, Son, Sep 1886, 13, S, AL, AL, AL
    Ruben G. Payne, Son, May 1889, 11, S, AL, AL, AL
    Brooklin Payne, Son, Mar 1891, 9, S, AL, AL, AL
    Joseph Payne, Son, Jul '95, 4, AL, AL, AL
    Lee Payne, Son, Jun 1897, 2, S, AL, AL, AL.
  16. From a tribute from a comrad in a 15 May 1912, Conecuh County newspaper, provided by Hub Broughton in e-mail of 2 Aug 2002.
  17. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Milton Cemetery, page 463.
  18. Santa Rosa Co., FL CSA Pensions, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives.
  19. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  20. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Western Precinct, DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL, ED 153, page 118
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    J. E. Payne, Owned home, no mortgage, M, W, 25, Md, AL, AL, AL, Proprietor of Jewelery Store
    Alma Payne, Wife, 26, Md, FL, CA, FL
    Alma Elaine Payne, Daughter, 1, S, FL, AL, FL
    Mary Payne, Mother, 59, Wd, AL, AL, AL
    Mattie Stokes, Servant, F, Wh, 12, S, FL, Scotland, England, Nurse Maid.
  21. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 1, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., FL, ED 57-1, Page 10A.
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Ravine Street, Rent=$10, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Mary Payne, Head, F, W, 70, Wd, Md @ 21, AL, AL, AL.
  22. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  23. Death Certificate.
    Mary C. Payne, died 24 Jun 1944, Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  24. E-mail written May 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Deanna Owen Shumate (#52349), 8034 Rockhampton Circle, Helena, AL 35080, e-mail address (as of June 2008).

Joseph Rafael Howe1

Male, #9980, (12 Oct 1858 - 8 Jan 1925)
Father*Joseph Edward Hough2 (25 Dec 1821 - 18 Jul 1885)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Bardóenes (11 Jul 1837 - 28 Feb 1903)
Birth*12 Oct 1858 Joseph was born at California on 12 Oct 1858. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Mary, Joseph and John listed as a household member living with Joseph Edward Hough in the 1860 Census at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.2 
Relocationbetween 1860 and 1864 He, as a family member, accompanied Joseph Edward Hough in relocating between 1860 and 1864 at Alabama 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mary, Mary, Joseph, John, George, Victoria and Louis was listed as a household member living with Joseph Edward Hough on the 1870 Census at Bughall, Bullock Co., Alabama.3 
Relocationcirca 1874 He, as a family member, accompanied Joseph Edward Hough in relocating circa 1874 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Joseph, George, Charles and Victor was listed as a son in Joseph Edward Hough's household on the 1880 Census at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.4 
Marriage*say 1883 He married Jennie (?) say 1883.5 
Census*1 Jun 1885 A census listed Joseph as head of household at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 1 Jun 1885.5 
Death of Father18 Jul 1885 His father Joseph Edward Hough died on 18 Jul 1885 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida
Marriage*10 Jul 1890 He married Melinda Otis at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 10 Jul 1890 at age 31. 
Birth of Son6 Jun 1891 His son Joseph Edwin Howe was born on 6 Jun 1891 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.6 
Birth of Son20 Feb 1895 His son Victor Elmore Howe was born on 20 Feb 1895 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.7 
Birth of Son17 Mar 1899 His son Raymond Howe was born on 17 Mar 1899 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.8 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.9 
Birth of Son10 May 1901 His son Oliver C. Howe was born on 10 May 1901 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.10,11 
Death of Mother28 Feb 1903 His mother Mary Elizabeth Bardóenes died on 28 Feb 1903 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.1 
Birth of Son12 Aug 1905 His son Simeon Otis Howe was born on 12 Aug 1905 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.12 
Death of Son20 Aug 1905 His son Simeon Otis Howe died on 20 Aug 1905 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.12 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.13 
Death*8 Jan 1925 He died at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 8 Jan 1925 at age 66.14 
Burial*9 Jan 1925 His body was interred on 9 Jan 1925 at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida. His tombstone in the Otis Family Plot reads, "Joseph R. Howe, Father, Oct 12, 1858 - Jan 7, 1925".15 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Joseph Rafael Howe who would like to communicate with other descendants.16 

Family 1

Jennie (?) (circa 1864 - )
Marriage*say 1883 He married Jennie (?) say 1883.5 

Family 2

Melinda Otis (18 Feb 1868 - 16 Jul 1942)
Marriage*10 Jul 1890 He married Melinda Otis at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 10 Jul 1890 at age 31. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / John Hogg: Descendant Chart (incl. Houghs and Howes)
Last Edited8 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 99, Sheet 391, Family 969, Ancestry.com Img 147, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
    Joseph E. Howe, 38, M, Farmer, SC
    Eliza Howe, 24, F, Mexico
    Mary E. Howe, 5, F, CA
    Joseph Howe, 3, M, CA
    John Howe, 5/12, M, CA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Bughall, Bullock Co., AL, Ancestry.com image #2 transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Joseph Hough, 48, Baker, R=$200, NC, father foreign born
    Mary Hough, 33, Kpg House, Mexico, both parents foreign born
    Hester Hough, 15, F, CA
    Joseph Hough, 13, M, CA
    John Hough, 10, F [sic], CA
    George Hough, 6, M, AL
    Victoria E. Hough, 3, F, AL
    Louis Phillippe Hough, 6/12, M, AL.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 136, page 28, sheet 170D, Ancestry.com img 28, Precinct 1, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    Joseph E. Howe, HH, 57, Confectioner, SC, SC, SC
    Mary E. Howe, Wife, 45, Kpg House, MX, MX, MX
    Joseph R. Howe, Son, Single, 22, CA, SC, MX
    George W. Howe, Son, 16, AL, SC, MX
    Manuel Howe, Son, 13, AL, SC, MX
    Charles W. Howe, Son, 8, AL, SC, MX
    Rosa I. Howe, Dau, 5, FL, SC, MX
    Mary Thompson, Dau, F, Wid, 25, CA, SC, MX
    Russell Thompson, Son, 2, FL, FL, CA.
  5. Ancestry.com, compiler, Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2008.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?dbid=1506&htx=List&ti=0
    ED 122, Page 62, Lines 49-50, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    J. R. Howe, Head, Wh, M, 28, md, Mex/Mex/Mex, Laborer
    Jennie Howe, Wife, Wh, F, 20, md, AL/AL/AL.
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Joseph Edwin Howe, born 6 Jun 1891 in Bagdad, FL; Registered in Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
  8. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Raymond Howe, born 17 Mar 1899, White, Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  9. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, Page 212A, Precinct 16, Family 95, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL, Genealogy.com Img 8
    Joe R. Howe, Head, M, Oct 1858, 41, md 11 yrs, CA/CA/MX, Wood Turner
    Linnie Howe, Wife, F, Feb 1869, 31, md 11 yrs, ch 5/5, FL/FL/GA
    Edwin Howe, Son, M, Jan 1891, 9, S, FL/CA/FL
    Alma Howe, Daughter, F, Apr 1893, 7, S, FL/CA/FL
    Victor Howe, Son, M, Feb 1895, 5, S, FL/CA/FL
    Agnes Howe, Daughter, F, Mar 1897, 3, S, FL/CA/FL
    Raymond Howe, Son, M, Mar 1899, 1, S, FL/CA/FL.
  10. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  11. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Bagdad Cemetery, Section 5, page 24, "Ollie C. Howe, Florida Sgt US Army WW-II, May 20, 1901 - 27 Jan 1966."
  12. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Bagdad Cemetery, Section 5, page 24, "Simeon Otis Howe, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Howe, 'Our loved one', Aug 12, 1905 - Aug 20, 1905."
  13. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 16, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Joseph R. Howe, Head, M, 62, CA, GA, Sonora MX, Laborer in Saw Mill
    Linnie Howe, Wife, F, 48, FL, FL, GA
    Victor E. Howe, Son, M, 24, FL, CA, FL
    Agnes Howe, Dau, F, 22, FL, CA, FL
    Oliver Howe, Son, M, 18, FL, CA, FL
    Linnie Bernice Howe, F, 16, FL, CA, FL.
  14. Death Certificate.
  15. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
  16. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Melinda Otis1

Female, #9981, (18 Feb 1868 - 16 Jul 1942)
Father*Edwin Houston Otis (29 May 1837 - 19 May 1905)
Mother*Martha Ann Strickland (17 Oct 1835 - 6 Apr 1919)
Name Variation She was also known as Linnie.2 
Birth*18 Feb 1868 Melinda was born at Florida on 18 Feb 1868.1 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Martha, Austin, Simeon and Melinda listed as a household member living with Edwin Houston Otis on the 1870 Census at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.3 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Melinda was listed as a daughter in Edwin Houston Otis's household on the 1880 Census at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.
.4 
Census1 Jun 1885 She listed as daughter(s) in the census report at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 1 Jun 1885.5 
Marriage*10 Jul 1890 She married Joseph Rafael Howe at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 10 Jul 1890 at age 22. 
Married Name10 Jul 1890  As of 10 Jul 1890, her married name was Howe. 
Birth of Son6 Jun 1891 Her son Joseph Edwin Howe was born on 6 Jun 1891 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.6 
Birth of Son20 Feb 1895 Her son Victor Elmore Howe was born on 20 Feb 1895 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.7 
Birth of Son17 Mar 1899 Her son Raymond Howe was born on 17 Mar 1899 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.8 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Melinda was listed as Joseph Rafael Howe's wife on the 1900 Census at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.9 
Birth of Son10 May 1901 Her son Oliver C. Howe was born on 10 May 1901 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.10,11 
Death of Father19 May 1905 Her father Edwin Houston Otis died on 19 May 1905 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.1 
Birth of Son12 Aug 1905 Her son Simeon Otis Howe was born on 12 Aug 1905 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.12 
Death of Son20 Aug 1905 Her son Simeon Otis Howe died on 20 Aug 1905 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.12 
Death of Mother6 Apr 1919 Her mother Martha Ann Strickland died on 6 Apr 1919 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.13 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Melinda was listed as Joseph Rafael Howe's wife on the 1920 Census at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.14 
Death of Spouse8 Jan 1925 Her husband Joseph Rafael Howe died on 8 Jan 1925 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.15 
Willbefore 29 Apr 1929 In Simeon Otis's will before 29 Apr 1929 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, Melinda, Alma, Linnie, Agnes, Oliver and Raymond named as heir(s).16 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 She was enumerated in the US Census of 1930 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida. Living next door to her daughter, Bernice Howe Ates..17 
Death*16 Jul 1942 She died at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 16 Jul 1942 at age 74.1,2 
Burial*17 Jul 1942 Her body was interred on 17 Jul 1942 at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida. Her tombstone reads, "Linnie Howe, Mother, Feb 18, 1868 - Jul 16, 1942.".15,18 
Research note See Bagdad Village Timeline at the bottom of the page for Sylvester R. Otis.19 

Family

Joseph Rafael Howe (12 Oct 1858 - 8 Jan 1925)
Marriage*10 Jul 1890 She married Joseph Rafael Howe at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 10 Jul 1890 at age 22. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
Last Edited14 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Linnie Howe, White, Female, died 1942, Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Santa Rosa Co., FL, Img 41 @ Ancestry.com
    E. H. Otis, 32, M, Clerk Grocery, FL
    Martha Otis, 32, F, FL
    Austin Otis, 12, M, FL [parents unknown]
    Simion Otis, 7, M, FL
    Malinda Otis, 1, F, FL.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 1, Santa Rosa Co., FL; page 175B, LDS CD
    Edwin H. Otis, HH, 44, FL, CT, GA, Watchman
    Martha A. Otis, wife, 44, GA, GA, GA
    Sylvester C. Otis, son [actually a nephew],17, AL, FL, GA, Teamster
    Simeon Otis, son, 13, FL, FL, GA
    Melinda Otis, dau, 10, FL, FL, GA
    Niccie Strickland, niece, single, 18, FL, GA, FL
    Nora Hudson, niece, 6, FL, FL, FL).
  5. Ancestry.com, compiler, Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2008.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?dbid=1506&htx=List&ti=0
    ED 5, Page 3, Lines 32-38, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    E. H. Otis, Head, Wh, M, 49, md, FL/FL/FL, Carpenter
    Martha Otis, Wife, Wh, F, 49, md, FL/FL/FL
    Houston Otis, Son Wh, M, 22, sng, FL/FL/FL, Laborer
    Simeon Otis, Son Wh, M, 16, sng, FL/FL/FL, Laborer
    Melinda Otis, Son Wh, M, 15, sng, FL/FL/FL
    Nora Hudson, Niece, Wh, F, 9, sng, FL/FL/FL
    M. Strickland, Niece, Wh, F, 15, sng.
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Joseph Edwin Howe, born 6 Jun 1891 in Bagdad, FL; Registered in Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
  8. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Raymond Howe, born 17 Mar 1899, White, Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  9. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, Page 212A, Precinct 16, Family 95, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL, Genealogy.com Img 8
    Joe R. Howe, Head, M, Oct 1858, 41, md 11 yrs, CA/CA/MX, Wood Turner
    Linnie Howe, Wife, F, Feb 1869, 31, md 11 yrs, ch 5/5, FL/FL/GA
    Edwin Howe, Son, M, Jan 1891, 9, S, FL/CA/FL
    Alma Howe, Daughter, F, Apr 1893, 7, S, FL/CA/FL
    Victor Howe, Son, M, Feb 1895, 5, S, FL/CA/FL
    Agnes Howe, Daughter, F, Mar 1897, 3, S, FL/CA/FL
    Raymond Howe, Son, M, Mar 1899, 1, S, FL/CA/FL.
  10. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  11. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Bagdad Cemetery, Section 5, page 24, "Ollie C. Howe, Florida Sgt US Army WW-II, May 20, 1901 - 27 Jan 1966."
  12. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Bagdad Cemetery, Section 5, page 24, "Simeon Otis Howe, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Howe, 'Our loved one', Aug 12, 1905 - Aug 20, 1905."
  13. Death Certificate.
    Mrs. M. A. Otis, Santa Rosa CO., FL, 6 Apr 1919.
  14. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 16, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Joseph R. Howe, Head, M, 62, CA, GA, Sonora MX, Laborer in Saw Mill
    Linnie Howe, Wife, F, 48, FL, FL, GA
    Victor E. Howe, Son, M, 24, FL, CA, FL
    Agnes Howe, Dau, F, 22, FL, CA, FL
    Oliver Howe, Son, M, 18, FL, CA, FL
    Linnie Bernice Howe, F, 16, FL, CA, FL.
  15. Death Certificate.
  16. Simeon Otis Report, Edie Geiger, 4621 Geiger Road, Milton, FL 32583, to Warren Culpepper, 1999.
  17. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 16, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL, ED57-18, page 2B
    Ancestry.com Image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Home=$2500, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Linnie Howe, Head, F, W, 60, wid, md @ 20, FL, FL, FL.
  18. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
  19. Bagdad Village Preservation Association website:
    http://bagdadvillage.org/village-timeline/.

Edwin Houston Otis1

Male, #9982, (29 May 1837 - 19 May 1905)
Father*Sylvester R. Otis (27 Jan 1810 - 14 Jun 1893)
Mother*Malinda (?) (1804 - 1868)
Birth*29 May 1837 Edwin was born at Alabama on 29 May 1837. Birthplace was Alabama in censuses of 1860 (in HH of parents) and 1900, but Florida in censuses of 1870 & 1880.1 
Birth29 May 1837 He was born on 29 May 1837 at Florida
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Edwin was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Sylvester R. Otis's household, on the 1840 Census at Pike Co., Alabama.2 
Deed*7 Feb 1848 He was granted a deed by Sylvester R. Otis on 7 Feb 1848 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida,

Book A, Page 87. Sylvester R. Otis to his son Edwin Houston Otis, SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec 34, Twp 2, Rage 28 N&W, about 10 acres, Wit: John Chairs, R. H. Mayo; recorded 22 Nov 1869.3 
Birth of Soncirca 1858 His son Austin Otis was born circa 1858 at Florida
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Malinda, Edwin and Sylvester listed as a household member living with Sylvester R. Otis in the 1860 Census at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.4 
Marriage*say 1865 He married Martha Ann Strickland say 1865. 
Birth of Son21 Jan 1866 His son Simeon Otis was born on 21 Jan 1866 at Florida.5 
Death of Mother1868 His mother Malinda (?) died in 1868 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.6 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Edwin was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.7 
Deed31 Jan 1872 He was granted a deed by Sylvester R. Otis on 31 Jan 1872 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida,

Book A, page 495, Sylvester R. Otis to Edwin H. Otis, 40 acres in 35-2N-28.3 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Edwin was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.
.8 
Census*1 Jun 1885 He appeared on the census of 1 Jun 1885 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.9 
Death of Father14 Jun 1893 His father Sylvester R. Otis died on 14 Jun 1893 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.6 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Edwin was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.10 
Death*19 May 1905 He died at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 19 May 1905 at age 67.1 
Burial*circa 21 May 1905 His body was interred circa 21 May 1905 at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida. His tombstone reads: "In memory of Edwin H. Otis, Father, May 29, 1837 - May 19, 1905. Weep not for me, dry up your tears. I must stay here until Christ appears.".11 
Biography* The Alma Elaine Payne Culpepper Bible created during the 1950's contained information gathered directly from her mother, Alma Howe Payne, daughter of Joseph R. Howe and Linnie Otis Howe. The bible shows that Linnie and Simeon were the children of Edwin H. Otis and Martha A.1 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Edwin Houston Otis who would like to communicate with other descendants.12 
Research note See Bagdad Village Timeline at the bottom of the page for Sylvester R. Otis.13 

Family

Martha Ann Strickland (17 Oct 1835 - 6 Apr 1919)
Marriage*say 1865 He married Martha Ann Strickland say 1865. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
Last Edited10 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Pike Co., AL, Page 372. Ancestry.com image 25
    Sylvester R. Otis, 1M0-4, 1M20-29, 1F0-4, 1F20-29, 1FSlv10-24.
  3. Santa Rosa County Clerk, Santa Rosa Co., FL Deeds, Volume A, 1850-1873 Genealogical Society of Utah , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 929,753.
    Transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Milton, Santa Rosa Co., FL, Family #244. Ancestry.com image
    S. R. Otis, 57, M, W, Ship Corker, RE=100, PE=100, RI
    Malind Otis, 47, F, W, GA
    E. H. Otis, 23 M, W, Engineer, RE=500, PE=200, FL
    S. R. Otis, 16, M, W, Laborer, AL.
  5. Simeon Otis' tombstone shows a date of birth of 21 Jan 1868 and his sister Linnie Otis Howe's tombstone shows a birth of 18 Feb 1868. As these dates are within a month of each other, there is an error in one or both. The Alma Elaine Payne Culpepper bible supports the 18 Feb 1868 date for Linnie, and while stating that Simeon was her brother, it does not provide his birthdate. The 1870 census shows Simeon as age 7 (born 1863) and Linnie as age 1 (born 1869). The 1880 census shows Linnie as 10 (born 1870), and Simeon as 13 (born 1867). The 1900 census shows Simeon born Jan 1868. Given the relative consistency of Linnie's reported birthyears, the birthdate shown on her tombstone has been assumed herein, whereas, Simeon's birth year is assumed to be 1866, the average of the birth years in the 1870, 1880, and 1900 censuses.
  6. Simeon Otis Report, Edie Geiger, 4621 Geiger Road, Milton, FL 32583, to Warren Culpepper, 1999.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Santa Rosa Co., FL, Img 41 @ Ancestry.com
    E. H. Otis, 32, M, Clerk Grocery, FL
    Martha Otis, 32, F, FL
    Austin Otis, 12, M, FL [parents unknown]
    Simion Otis, 7, M, FL
    Malinda Otis, 1, F, FL.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 1, Santa Rosa Co., FL; page 175B, LDS CD
    Edwin H. Otis, HH, 44, FL, CT, GA, Watchman
    Martha A. Otis, wife, 44, GA, GA, GA
    Sylvester C. Otis, son [actually a nephew],17, AL, FL, GA, Teamster
    Simeon Otis, son, 13, FL, FL, GA
    Melinda Otis, dau, 10, FL, FL, GA
    Niccie Strickland, niece, single, 18, FL, GA, FL
    Nora Hudson, niece, 6, FL, FL, FL).
  9. Ancestry.com, compiler, Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2008.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?dbid=1506&htx=List&ti=0
    ED 5, Page 3, Lines 32-38, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    E. H. Otis, Head, Wh, M, 49, md, FL/FL/FL, Carpenter
    Martha Otis, Wife, Wh, F, 49, md, FL/FL/FL
    Houston Otis, Son Wh, M, 22, sng, FL/FL/FL, Laborer
    Simeon Otis, Son Wh, M, 16, sng, FL/FL/FL, Laborer
    Melinda Otis, Son Wh, M, 15, sng, FL/FL/FL
    Nora Hudson, Niece, Wh, F, 9, sng, FL/FL/FL
    M. Strickland, Niece, Wh, F, 15, sng.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, page 217, Family 191, Gen.com img 18, Precinct 16, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL,
    Edward Otis, Head, May 1837, 63, md 36, AL, CT, GA, Steamboat Engineer
    Martha Ann Otis, wife, Oct 1836, 63, md 36, 2/2 ch, GA, GA, GA
    Nora Hudson, step-daughter, Aug 1873, 26, Sng, FL, AL, AL.
  11. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
  12. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  13. Bagdad Village Preservation Association website:
    http://bagdadvillage.org/village-timeline/.

Martha Ann Strickland

Female, #9983, (17 Oct 1835 - 6 Apr 1919)
Father*Richard Strickland1 (c 1811 - c 1886)
Mother*Hettie Williams1 (c 1815 - bt 1844 - 1849)
Birth*17 Oct 1835 Martha was born at Lowndes Co., Georgia, on 17 Oct 1835. Martha's maiden name of Strickland was found in the death certificate for her daughter, Lennie. It also indicated that Martha was born in Florida, while the 1880 and 1900 censuses says she was born in GA. It was in the 1900 census that her middle name of Ann was found.2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Martha was probably a free white female, age 5 and under 10, in Richard Strickland's household, on the 1840 Census at Lowndes Co., Georgia.3 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Elizabeth, Julia, Martha, James, Robert, Joseph, Simeon and Joel listed as a household member living with Richard Strickland on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Walton Co., Florida.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1858 Her son Austin Otis was born circa 1858 at Florida
Marriage*say 1865 She married Edwin Houston Otis say 1865. 
Married Namesay 1865  As of say 1865, her married name was Otis. 
Birth of Son21 Jan 1866 Her son Simeon Otis was born on 21 Jan 1866 at Florida.5 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Martha, Austin, Simeon and Melinda listed as a household member living with Edwin Houston Otis on the 1870 Census at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.6 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Elizabeth, Julia, Martha, James, Robert, Simeon and Joseph listed as a household member living with Richard Strickland on the 1870 Census at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.7 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Martha was listed as Edwin Houston Otis's wife on the 1880 Census at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.8 
Census1 Jun 1885 She listed as son(s) in the census report at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 1 Jun 1885.9 
Death of Fathercirca 1886 Her father Richard Strickland died circa 1886.10,11 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Martha was listed as Edwin Houston Otis's wife on the 1900 Census at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.12 
Death of Spouse19 May 1905 Her husband Edwin Houston Otis died on 19 May 1905 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.13 
Deed5 Sep 1914 A deed was granted to her by Frances E. Otis and Simeon Otis on 5 Sep 1914 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, (Book A-15, Page 85, Warranty deed by S. and Frances Otis to Martha A. Otis, property at 19-1S-28 and 48-1N-28.)14 
Death*6 Apr 1919 She died at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 6 Apr 1919 at age 83
She died of cancer.15 
Burial*after 6 Apr 1919 Her body was interred after 6 Apr 1919 at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.2 

Family

Edwin Houston Otis (29 May 1837 - 19 May 1905)
Marriage*say 1865 She married Edwin Houston Otis say 1865. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited12 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Linda Andrews, 40 N. State St #2K, Salt Lake City, UT 84103-2024, e-mail address to Warren Culpepper, October 2008.
    Including Family Group Sheet for Richard (#44508) and Elizabeth Strickland, originally prepared by Caolyn Clark on 20 Jul 2007.
  2. Simeon Otis Report, Edie Geiger, 4621 Geiger Road, Milton, FL 32583, to Warren Culpepper, 1999.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Lowndes Co., GA, Page 249, Ancestry.com image 43 of 44 transcribed by Warren Culpepper:
    Richard Strickland, 2M0-5, 1M20-29, 2F0-5, 1F20-29, 0 slaves.
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    3rd Division, Walton Co., FL, Img 34 @ Ancestry.com
    Richard Strickland, 38, M, Farmer, GA
    Elizabeth Strickland, 30, F, NC
    Julia Strickland, 16, F, GA
    Martha Strickland, 14, F, GA
    James Strickland, 12, M, GA
    Robert Strickland, 10, M, GA
    Joseph Strickland, 8, M, GA
    Simeon Strickland, 6, M, GA
    Joel Strickland, 3, M, FL.
  5. Simeon Otis' tombstone shows a date of birth of 21 Jan 1868 and his sister Linnie Otis Howe's tombstone shows a birth of 18 Feb 1868. As these dates are within a month of each other, there is an error in one or both. The Alma Elaine Payne Culpepper bible supports the 18 Feb 1868 date for Linnie, and while stating that Simeon was her brother, it does not provide his birthdate. The 1870 census shows Simeon as age 7 (born 1863) and Linnie as age 1 (born 1869). The 1880 census shows Linnie as 10 (born 1870), and Simeon as 13 (born 1867). The 1900 census shows Simeon born Jan 1868. Given the relative consistency of Linnie's reported birthyears, the birthdate shown on her tombstone has been assumed herein, whereas, Simeon's birth year is assumed to be 1866, the average of the birth years in the 1870, 1880, and 1900 censuses.
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Santa Rosa Co., FL, Img 41 @ Ancestry.com
    E. H. Otis, 32, M, Clerk Grocery, FL
    Martha Otis, 32, F, FL
    Austin Otis, 12, M, FL [parents unknown]
    Simion Otis, 7, M, FL
    Malinda Otis, 1, F, FL.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Santa Rosa Co., FL, Img 41 @ Ancestry.com
    Richard Strickland, 60, M, Laborer, GA
    Elizabeth Strickland, 45, F, GA
    Julian Strickland, 36, F, GA
    Martha Strickland, 34, F, GA
    James Strickland, 32, M, GA
    Robert Strickland, 30, M, GA
    Simion Strickland, 26, M, GA
    Joseph Strickland, 24, M, GA
    (WLC Note: It seems highly unlikely that all these grown children were actually living with their parents at this time).
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 1, Santa Rosa Co., FL; page 175B, LDS CD
    Edwin H. Otis, HH, 44, FL, CT, GA, Watchman
    Martha A. Otis, wife, 44, GA, GA, GA
    Sylvester C. Otis, son [actually a nephew],17, AL, FL, GA, Teamster
    Simeon Otis, son, 13, FL, FL, GA
    Melinda Otis, dau, 10, FL, FL, GA
    Niccie Strickland, niece, single, 18, FL, GA, FL
    Nora Hudson, niece, 6, FL, FL, FL).
  9. Ancestry.com, compiler, Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2008.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?dbid=1506&htx=List&ti=0
    ED 5, Page 3, Lines 32-38, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    E. H. Otis, Head, Wh, M, 49, md, FL/FL/FL, Carpenter
    Martha Otis, Wife, Wh, F, 49, md, FL/FL/FL
    Houston Otis, Son Wh, M, 22, sng, FL/FL/FL, Laborer
    Simeon Otis, Son Wh, M, 16, sng, FL/FL/FL, Laborer
    Melinda Otis, Son Wh, M, 15, sng, FL/FL/FL
    Nora Hudson, Niece, Wh, F, 9, sng, FL/FL/FL
    M. Strickland, Niece, Wh, F, 15, sng.
  10. E-mail written Dec 2005 to Warren L. Culpepper from Benjerman Allen Fennan, e-mail address.
    He was enumerated in the 1880 census, but in 1900 his wife Elizabeth is shown as a widow.
  11. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Rhard Strickland, Inscription: Aged 75 years
    Burial: Bagdad Cemetery, Bagdad, Santa Rosa County,Florida, Plot: Section 5
    Find A Grave Memorial# 29654494.
  12. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, page 217, Family 191, Gen.com img 18, Precinct 16, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL,
    Edward Otis, Head, May 1837, 63, md 36, AL, CT, GA, Steamboat Engineer
    Martha Ann Otis, wife, Oct 1836, 63, md 36, 2/2 ch, GA, GA, GA
    Nora Hudson, step-daughter, Aug 1873, 26, Sng, FL, AL, AL.
  13. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  14. Santa Rosa County Clerk, compiler, Santa Rosa Co., FL Deed Index, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 929,763.
    Reverse Index, L-R.
  15. Death Certificate.
    Mrs. M. A. Otis, Santa Rosa CO., FL, 6 Apr 1919.

Joseph Edward Hough

Male, #9984, (25 Dec 1821 - 18 Jul 1885)
Father*John B. Hough (10 Mar 1801 - 15 May 1872)
Name Variation He was also known as Howe. 
Name Variation He was also known as Hogg
(He seemed to descend from the HOG family of SC. Unlike the famous governor of Texas whose daughters were Enna HOG and Ima HOG, this family did not like HOG and changed in Edgefield Co, SC, to HOUGH. When the family moved to GA and AL, they seemed to have adopted Howe as the preferred phonetic.)1 
Birth*25 Dec 1821 Joseph was born at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 25 Dec 1821. The parentage of Joseph Edward Hough is not proven. However, it seems quite likely that Joseph was the son of John B. Hough or of one of John's brothers. 
Mexican War*between 1846 and 1847 He served in the US War with Mexico between 1846 and 1847
(In connection with the Mexican War, Joseph enlisted on 15 Jun 1846 at Eutaw, Greene Co., AL as a Private in Company D (Moore's Company) of the 1st Regiment of Alabama Volunteers (the "Eutaw Rangers"). Furloughed at Jalapa, Mexico on 1 May 1847, his Company was mustered out of federal service at New Orleans on 27 May 1847.)2 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at South Fork of American River, El Dorado Co., California.3 
Marriage*14 Dec 1853 He married Mary Elizabeth Bardóenes at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, on 14 Dec 1853 at age 31. 
Birth of Son12 Oct 1858 His son Joseph Rafael Howe was born on 12 Oct 1858 at California
Birth of SonJan 1860 His son John Howe was born in Jan 1860 at California.4 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.4 
Relocation*between 1860 and 1864 He relocated between 1860 and 1864 at Alabama 
Birth of Soncirca 1864 His son George Walter Howe was born circa 1864 at Alabama.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1867 His son Victor Emanuel Howe was born circa 1867 at Alabama.5 
Birth of SonFeb 1870 His son Louis Phillippe Howe was born in Feb 1870 at Alabama
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Bughall, Bullock Co., Alabama.6 
Death of Father15 May 1872 His father John B. Hough died on 15 May 1872 at Bullock Co., Alabama
Birth of Son15 Jan 1874 His son Charles Wesley Howe was born on 15 Jan 1874 at Troy, Pike Co., Alabama.7 
Relocationcirca 1874 He relocated circa 1874 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.8 
Census*1 Jun 1885 A census listed Joseph as head of household at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 1 Jun 1885.9 
Death*18 Jul 1885 He died at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 18 Jul 1885 at age 63. 
Burial*circa 19 Jul 1885 His body was interred circa 19 Jul 1885 at Bagdad Cemetery, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.10 
Biography* Joseph E. Hough was a baker and confectioner who lived in various parts of the country after he served in the War with Mexico. He enlisted at Mobile, AL, 25 May 1846 in Comp D, 1st AL Inf, and served until 27 May 1847 at New Orleans, LA. On 31 Oct 1846, the unit was at Camargo, on 31 Dec at Tampico, and 30 Apr 1847 at Jalapa. Capt Moore was Company Commander and Col Coffee was Regimental Commander. Joseph E. Hough frequently mentioned he was in the battle at Vera Cruz. He received bounty land for his service, and his widow applied for pension. She stated he stood 5 feet, 8 inches, had a light complexion, with blue eyes and dark hair.
     The Mexican War officially ended on 2 Feb 1848 with the signing of the Guadalupe Treaty, and only a few months earlier, gold had been first discovered in El Dorado Co. CA. By June 1848, the gold rush had started. During that winter mining ceased, for the most part, but in the Spring of 1849 the rush resumed and tens of thousands headed to California from all over the world. Presumably, Joseph went to California at this time, for the 1850 census shows him as age 31 and single, living on the South fork of the American River in El Dorado Co., CA: the heart of the gold rush area. He owned $600 of land.
     In San Francisco on 14 Dec 1853, he married Mary Elizabeth Bardóenes (11 July 1837 Sonora State, Mexico - 28 Feb 1903 prob. in FL, based on note from Knoxville, TN, Pension Agency.) She applied for pension 22 July 1889, still living at Bagdad in Santa Rosa Co, FL, where her husband had died. She made her mark to all papers. Capt. John B. Youngblood testified in her behalf that he and Joseph E. Hough had both been born in Edgefield Co, SC, and that they had both served together in the War with Mexico. Capt Youngblood had been Company Commander of Comp. H in the same regiment. Joseph E. Hough had apparently been a cook during the War, as Capt. Youngblood testified Joseph sometimes cooked for him. During the subsequent processing of the claim for pension, there was evidence that Mary E. had been previously md to one James Randall in Mexico, but that she had left him when she learned he already had a family in San Francisco. An investigator in San Francisco was unable to find any record of such a James Randall, and Mary E. Hough got her pension #12,374 for a few years. (Source: 1889 Santa Rosa Co, FL, Mary E. Hough pension application).
     Joseph Edward Hough's ancestry has not been proven. That John B. Hough was his father is merely speculation based on times and places. Further research is needed.11 
Research note* Please contact me if you can provide any proof of the ancestry of Joseph or if you have alternative theories.12 

Family

Mary Elizabeth Bardóenes (11 Jul 1837 - 28 Feb 1903)
Marriage*14 Dec 1853 He married Mary Elizabeth Bardóenes at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, on 14 Dec 1853 at age 31. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / John Hogg: Descendant Chart (incl. Houghs and Howes)
Last Edited5 Sep 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 21 Apr 1998 to Warren Culpepper from Max Huff.
    Followup meesage on 22 Apr 1999 in which Max cited his source as Hough researcher, Granville W. Hough.
  2. Steven R. Butler, Alabama Volunteers in the Mexican War, 1846-1848: A History and Annotated Roster, Richardson, TX: S.R. Butler, 1996.
    pp 68-69.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    S. Fork of American River, El Dorado Co., CA, Image #267 @ Ancestry.com:
    Joseph Hough, 31, NC, Miner, $600 of real estate.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 99, Sheet 391, Family 969, Ancestry.com Img 147, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
    Joseph E. Howe, 38, M, Farmer, SC
    Eliza Howe, 24, F, Mexico
    Mary E. Howe, 5, F, CA
    Joseph Howe, 3, M, CA
    John Howe, 5/12, M, CA.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Bughall, Bullock Co., AL, Ancestry.com image #2 transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Joseph Hough, 48, Baker, R=$200, NC, father foreign born
    Mary Hough, 33, Kpg House, Mexico, both parents foreign born
    Hester Hough, 15, F, CA
    Joseph Hough, 13, M, CA
    John Hough, 10, F [sic], CA
    George Hough, 6, M, AL
    Victoria E. Hough, 3, F, AL
    Louis Phillippe Hough, 6/12, M, AL.
  7. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 136, page 28, sheet 170D, Ancestry.com img 28, Precinct 1, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    Joseph E. Howe, HH, 57, Confectioner, SC, SC, SC
    Mary E. Howe, Wife, 45, Kpg House, MX, MX, MX
    Joseph R. Howe, Son, Single, 22, CA, SC, MX
    George W. Howe, Son, 16, AL, SC, MX
    Manuel Howe, Son, 13, AL, SC, MX
    Charles W. Howe, Son, 8, AL, SC, MX
    Rosa I. Howe, Dau, 5, FL, SC, MX
    Mary Thompson, Dau, F, Wid, 25, CA, SC, MX
    Russell Thompson, Son, 2, FL, FL, CA.
  9. Ancestry.com, compiler, Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2008.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?dbid=1506&htx=List&ti=0
    ED 122, Page 62, Lines 39-44, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    Jos. E. Hough, Head, Wh, M, 68, md, SC/SC/SC, Laborer
    Liza Hough, Wife, Wh, F, 48, md, Mex/Mex/Mex
    Geo. W. Hough, Son Wh, M, 20, sng, AL/SC/Mex
    Emanuel Hough, Son Wh, M, 17, sng, AL/SC/Mex
    Charles Hough, Son Wh, M, 11, sng, AL/SC/Mex
    Rosa Hough, Dau, Wh, F, 10, sng, FL/SC/Mex.
  10. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Bagdad Cemetery, Section 5, page 23, "Jos. E. Hough, 'Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God', Dec 25, 1821 - Jul 18, 1885."
  11. E-mail written 21 Apr 1998 to Warren Culpepper from Max Huff.
  12. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Mary Elizabeth Bardóenes

Female, #9985, (11 Jul 1837 - 28 Feb 1903)
Ancestry Unknown* The name and ancestry of this person's husband are unknown. If you can help in the identification of her husband or his parents or provide other genealogical information about this family, please contact Warren Culpepper, using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*11 Jul 1837 Mary was born at Sonora, Mexico, on 11 Jul 1837.1 
Marriage*14 Dec 1853 She married Joseph Edward Hough at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, on 14 Dec 1853 at age 16. 
Married Name14 Dec 1853  As of 14 Dec 1853, her married name was Hough. 
Married Name14 Dec 1853  As of 14 Dec 1853, her married name was Howe. 
Birth of Son12 Oct 1858 Her son Joseph Rafael Howe was born on 12 Oct 1858 at California
Birth of SonJan 1860 Her son John Howe was born in Jan 1860 at California.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Mary, Joseph and John listed as a household member living with Joseph Edward Hough in the 1860 Census at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.2 
Relocationbetween 1860 and 1864 She, as a family member, accompanied Joseph Edward Hough in relocating between 1860 and 1864 at Alabama 
Birth of Soncirca 1864 Her son George Walter Howe was born circa 1864 at Alabama.3 
Birth of Soncirca 1867 Her son Victor Emanuel Howe was born circa 1867 at Alabama.3 
Birth of SonFeb 1870 Her son Louis Phillippe Howe was born in Feb 1870 at Alabama
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mary, Mary, Joseph, John, George, Victoria and Louis was listed as a household member living with Joseph Edward Hough on the 1870 Census at Bughall, Bullock Co., Alabama.4 
Birth of Son15 Jan 1874 Her son Charles Wesley Howe was born on 15 Jan 1874 at Troy, Pike Co., Alabama.5 
Relocationcirca 1874 She, as a family member, accompanied Joseph Edward Hough in relocating circa 1874 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Mary was listed as Joseph Edward Hough's wife on the 1880 Census at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.6 
Census1 Jun 1885 She was listed as a wife in the census report at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 1 Jun 1885.7 
Death of Spouse18 Jul 1885 Her husband Joseph Edward Hough died on 18 Jul 1885 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Mary was listed as a mother-in-law in Daniel M. Grey's household on the 1900 Census at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.8 
Death*28 Feb 1903 She died at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 28 Feb 1903 at age 65.1 
Burial*circa 1 Mar 1903 Her body was interred circa 1 Mar 1903 at Bagdad Cemetery, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.9 

Family

Joseph Edward Hough (25 Dec 1821 - 18 Jul 1885)
Marriage*14 Dec 1853 She married Joseph Edward Hough at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, on 14 Dec 1853 at age 16. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited19 Jun 2008

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 99, Sheet 391, Family 969, Ancestry.com Img 147, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
    Joseph E. Howe, 38, M, Farmer, SC
    Eliza Howe, 24, F, Mexico
    Mary E. Howe, 5, F, CA
    Joseph Howe, 3, M, CA
    John Howe, 5/12, M, CA.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Bughall, Bullock Co., AL, Ancestry.com image #2 transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Joseph Hough, 48, Baker, R=$200, NC, father foreign born
    Mary Hough, 33, Kpg House, Mexico, both parents foreign born
    Hester Hough, 15, F, CA
    Joseph Hough, 13, M, CA
    John Hough, 10, F [sic], CA
    George Hough, 6, M, AL
    Victoria E. Hough, 3, F, AL
    Louis Phillippe Hough, 6/12, M, AL.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 136, page 28, sheet 170D, Ancestry.com img 28, Precinct 1, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    Joseph E. Howe, HH, 57, Confectioner, SC, SC, SC
    Mary E. Howe, Wife, 45, Kpg House, MX, MX, MX
    Joseph R. Howe, Son, Single, 22, CA, SC, MX
    George W. Howe, Son, 16, AL, SC, MX
    Manuel Howe, Son, 13, AL, SC, MX
    Charles W. Howe, Son, 8, AL, SC, MX
    Rosa I. Howe, Dau, 5, FL, SC, MX
    Mary Thompson, Dau, F, Wid, 25, CA, SC, MX
    Russell Thompson, Son, 2, FL, FL, CA.
  7. Ancestry.com, compiler, Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2008.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?dbid=1506&htx=List&ti=0
    ED 122, Page 62, Lines 39-44, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    Jos. E. Hough, Head, Wh, M, 68, md, SC/SC/SC, Laborer
    Liza Hough, Wife, Wh, F, 48, md, Mex/Mex/Mex
    Geo. W. Hough, Son Wh, M, 20, sng, AL/SC/Mex
    Emanuel Hough, Son Wh, M, 17, sng, AL/SC/Mex
    Charles Hough, Son Wh, M, 11, sng, AL/SC/Mex
    Rosa Hough, Dau, Wh, F, 10, sng, FL/SC/Mex.
  8. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., FL, Family 219
    D. M. Gray, HH, Jul 1872, 27, Md 4 yrs, AL, NC, NC, Saw Mill Owner
    Rosa Gray, Wife, Jan 1875, 25, Md 4 yrs, 2/2 ch, FL, AL, MX
    Vivian Gray, Dau, Oct 1897, 2, Sng, FL, AL, FL
    Marie Gray, Dau, Nov 1898, 1, Sng, FL, AL, FL
    Mary Howe, Mother-in-law, Jan 1835, 65, Wid, MX, Spain, Spain.
  9. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Bagdad Cemetery, Section 5, page 24, "In lovng memory of Mary E. Bardoenes, wife of Jos. Hough, 'The fairest lilies droop at even tide. The sweetest roses fall from off their stems. The rarest things on earth cannot abide and we are passing away too away like them', Born in Sonora, died in Mobile, AL. Aged 67 years."

William Isaac Payne

Male, #9986, (1755 - 1818)
Father*Samuel Payne (s 1733 - )
Birth*1755 William was born in 1755. (Within this family tree, William Isaac Payne is shown as being born in 1755, the son of Samuel Payne. However, according to Paul Grant, "William was born near Richmond, VA 1740, the second son of John Reuben Richmond Payne (born 1700) and Nancy Mason Wilson Payne. John Reuben Richmond Payne left Birmingham, England and came to America in about 1717 and married 15 year old Nancy in 1737. They had 7 sons and 6 daughters, but Nancy died young. John Reuben then remarried to Fredicia Lewellyen in 1760, and they had 7 daughters and 2 sons." William reportedly grew up near Richmond, VA, and supposedly received a land grant in Georgia for Revolutionary War service. Thus he moved to Georgia. (Ball's History of Clarke Co., AL, pp. 330-331) This William Payne should not be confused with the Revolutionary War soldier, born 1763 in Kershaw District, SC, who married Sarah Swilley, and died in Marengo Co., AL. 
Marriage*circa 1785 He married Mary Abigail Swint at Columbia Co., Georgia, circa 1785.1 
Birth of Soncirca 1793 His son Samuel Payne was born circa 1793 at Columbia Co., Georgia
Birth of Soncirca 1795 His son Daniel Payne was born circa 1795 at Columbia Co., Georgia
Birth of Son4 Aug 1798 His son John Jackson Payne was born on 4 Aug 1798 at Columbia Co., Georgia.2 
Birth of Son11 Sep 1800 His son William Isaac Payne Jr. was born on 11 Sep 1800 at Columbia Co., Georgia.3 
Tax roll*1808 William I. Payne paid taxes in Columbia Co., GA on two hundred thirty acres of land on Sweetwater and for his seven slaves. His son-in-law, Andrew Smith, lived nearby and paid taxes for one slave and a riding chair in 1808. 
Relocation*between 1808 and 1815 He relocated between 1808 and 1815 at Twiggs Co., Georgia
Death*1818 He died at Twiggs Co., Georgia, in 1818
The date and place of death are assumed from the fact that in the 1818 tax digest for Capt. Hodge's district in Twiggs Co., GA, Dan'l Payne is shown as the Adm. for Wm. Payne. Also, the 1820 Lottery, shows from the Hodges district in Twiggs Co, Daniel Payne and Mary Payne (wid).4 

Family

Mary Abigail Swint (1768 - 29 Aug 1852)
Marriage*circa 1785 He married Mary Abigail Swint at Columbia Co., Georgia, circa 1785.1 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. Https://familysearch.org/tree/person/KP9S-Q3K/details?parents=MGTZ-QZJ_LCTN-MBH.
  2. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 64. Cemetery Records of People born before 1850. John Payne, b 4 Aug 1798, d (blank). Cemetery #31.
  3. Cheryl H. Harrell, compiler, e-mail address, Payne Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, Lowndes Co., AL, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, Jan 1998.
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/lowndes/cemeteries/payne.txt
  4. Bess Vaughn Clark, Twiggs County, Georgia, Abstracts -- Records of a Burned County, 1987.
    pages 3 and 29.

Mary Abigail Swint

Female, #9987, (1768 - 29 Aug 1852)
Father*Johannes Schwindt (17 Jan 1718 - 23 May 1785)
Mother*Elizabeth Anna Hauert1 (s 1720 - 1780)
Research note* Mary Abigail was a sister of John Swint, a Revolutionary War soldier who died about 1801 in Hancock Co., GA. They were living together in the Keg Creek area of Richmond Co., GA (later Columbia Co., GA) when she married in 1785. If you can identify the parents, of Mary and John, please contact Warren Culpepper.2,3 
Birth*1768 Mary was born at Wales in 1768.4,5 
Death of Mother1780 Her mother Elizabeth Anna Hauert died in 1780 at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina.1 
Death of Father23 May 1785 Her father Johannes Schwindt died on 23 May 1785 at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina.6 
Marriage*circa 1785 She married William Isaac Payne at Columbia Co., Georgia, circa 1785.5 
Married Namecirca 1785  As of circa 1785, her married name was Payne. 
Birth of Soncirca 1793 Her son Samuel Payne was born circa 1793 at Columbia Co., Georgia
Birth of Soncirca 1795 Her son Daniel Payne was born circa 1795 at Columbia Co., Georgia
Birth of Son4 Aug 1798 Her son John Jackson Payne was born on 4 Aug 1798 at Columbia Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son11 Sep 1800 Her son William Isaac Payne Jr. was born on 11 Sep 1800 at Columbia Co., Georgia.8 
Relocationbetween 1808 and 1815 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of William Isaac Payne between 1808 and 1815 at Twiggs Co., Georgia
Death of Spouse1818 Her husband William Isaac Payne died in 1818 at Twiggs Co., Georgia.9 
Relocation14 Jan 1819 "On the evening of the 14 Jan 1819, the peace of the happy forest of oaks was disburbed by a train of emigrants" and the Paynes were listed among the first settlers to arrive (in what was soon to become Butler Co., AL). In Ball's History of Clarke County, AL (pp. 330-331), there is the assertion that "William Isaac Payne and Mary Abigail Shouse [sic] (from Twiggs Co., GA) joined the Coleman Caravan in Dalton, GA in 1817 and moved west to Lowndes Co., AL." Actually, William Sr. died in Twiggs Co. in 1818, and the William cited must have been his son William Jr. who moved with his brothers and their Mother. Also, the 1817 date seems premature based on the date of death of William Sr in Twiggs Co.10 
Death*29 Aug 1852 She died at Sandy Ridge, Lowndes Co., Alabama, on 29 Aug 1852.4,5 
Burial*circa 30 Aug 1852 Her body was interred circa 30 Aug 1852 at Payne Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, Lowndes Co., Alabama. She is believed to have been the first person buried here..4 

Family

William Isaac Payne (1755 - 1818)
Marriage*circa 1785 She married William Isaac Payne at Columbia Co., Georgia, circa 1785.5 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited26 Jan 2017

Citations

  1. Https://familysearch.org/tree/person/LCTN-MBH/details?spouse=MGTZ-QZJ.
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  3. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  4. Cheryl H. Harrell, compiler, e-mail address, Payne Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, Lowndes Co., AL, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, Jan 1998.
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/lowndes/cemeteries/payne.txt
    Tombstone: "Mary A. Payne, Died 29 Aug 1852, aged 84 years."
  5. Https://familysearch.org/tree/person/KP9S-Q3K/details?parents=MGTZ-QZJ_LCTN-MBH.
  6. Https://familysearch.org/tree/person/MGTZ-QZJ/details.
  7. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 64. Cemetery Records of People born before 1850. John Payne, b 4 Aug 1798, d (blank). Cemetery #31.
  8. Cheryl H. Harrell, compiler, e-mail address, Payne Cemetery, Sandy Ridge, Lowndes Co., AL, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, Jan 1998.
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/lowndes/cemeteries/payne.txt
  9. Bess Vaughn Clark, Twiggs County, Georgia, Abstracts -- Records of a Burned County, 1987.
    pages 3 and 29.
  10. J. B. Little, History of Butler Co., AL, .
    pg. 79.

John Jackson Payne1

Male, #9988, (4 Aug 1798 - between 1870 and 1880)
Father*William Isaac Payne (1755 - 1818)
Mother*Mary Abigail Swint (1768 - 29 Aug 1852)
Name Variation He was also known as Jack. 
Birth*4 Aug 1798 John was born at Columbia Co., Georgia, on 4 Aug 1798.2 
Relocationbetween 1808 and 1815 He was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of William Isaac Payne between 1808 and 1815 at Twiggs Co., Georgia
Deed*Sep 1818 He was granted a deed in Sep 1818 at Butler Co., Alabama,

Records from the Cahaba Land Co. Receivers Office in Milledgeville, GA, (Book 300) show John and Samuel Payne of Twiggs Co. bought land at Sec 3, Tsp 10, Rng 14. At the same time William Payne from Twiggs Co., GA bought land in Butler Co., AL, Sec 26, Tsp 11, Rng 14.3,4 
Relocation*14 Jan 1819 "On the evening of the 14 Jan 1819, the peace of the happy forest of oaks was disburbed by a train of emigrants" and the Paynes were listed among the first settlers to arrive (in what was soon to become Butler Co., AL). In Ball's History of Clarke County, AL (pp. 330-331), there is the assertion that "William Isaac Payne and Mary Abigail Shouse [sic] (from Twiggs Co., GA) joined the Coleman Caravan in Dalton, GA in 1817 and moved west to Lowndes Co., AL." Actually, William Sr. died in Twiggs Co. in 1818, and the William cited must have been his son William Jr. who moved with his brothers and their Mother. Also, the 1817 date seems premature based on the date of death of William Sr in Twiggs Co.5 
Voted*1 Aug 1820 Butler Co., AL was created 13 Dec 1819 and the first election was held in Aug 1820. Included on the list of voters were three of the sons of William Payne: Samuel, Daniel and John.6 
Marriage*20 Sep 1820 He married Mary Frances Gafford at Butler Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1820 at age 22.7 
Birth of Soncirca 1825 His son William Walker Payne was born circa 1825 at Butler Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1829 His son Daniel Gafford Payne was born circa 1829 at Butler Co., Alabama
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Butler Co., Alabama. (John Payne, 1M0-4, 1M5-10, 1M30-39, 1F0-4, 1F20-29).8 
Letter*1 Jul 1835 He had a letter at the Post Office on 1 Jul 1835 at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.9 
Birth of Son1836 His son Samuel Lafayette Payne was born in 1836 at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Butler Co., Alabama.
((1M0-4, 1M10-14, 1M15-19, 1M20-29, 1M30-39, 2F0-4, 1F5-9, 2F10-14, 1F30-39, (MSlv0-9, 1MSlv24-34, 2MSlv35-54, 6FSlv0-9, 2FSlv10-23, 5FSlv24-34; 36 total, 12 in Agriculture)).10 
Birth of Soncirca 1841 His son John R. Payne was born circa 1841 at Butler Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1843 His son Ira Payne was born circa 1843. 
Birth of Son1846 His son Thomas Jefferson Payne was born in 1846 at Butler Co., Alabama.11 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 John was listed as the head of a family (John Payne, 53, M, GA, Farmer, $2500) on the 1850 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.12 
Tax roll*1856 He registered to pay taxes at Butler Co., Alabama, in 1856.13 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 John was listed as the head of a family (John Payne, 60, M, GA, Planter, RE=12,250, PE=11,350) on the 1860 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.14 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.15 
Death*between 1870 and 1880 He died at Butler Co., Alabama, between 1870 and 1880. 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of John Jackson Payne who would like to communicate with other descendants.16 

Family

Mary Frances Gafford (20 Sep 1806 - 12 Jun 1881)
Marriage*20 Sep 1820 He married Mary Frances Gafford at Butler Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1820 at age 22.7 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Warren Culpepper from Paul J. Grant (#44472), e-mail address.
  2. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 64. Cemetery Records of People born before 1850. John Payne, b 4 Aug 1798, d (blank). Cemetery #31.
  3. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Old Cahaba Land Office Records and Military Warrants, 1817-1853, Southern University Press, Birmingham, AL 1986.
    Page 4.
  4. George Bernard Lewis: Chairman of the Butler Co. Heritage Book Committee, editor, The Heritage of Butler County, Alabama, Clanton, AL: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2003.
    Pages 3-4: "Early Landowners of Butler County," from the Butler County Tract Book showing the first owners of land in the county:
    1817: ..., Daniel Gafford, Jeremiah Gafford, ...
    1818: ..., Grant Gafford (Assignee), James Gafford (Assignee), ...
    1819: ..., John Payne (Assignee), ...
  5. J. B. Little, History of Butler Co., AL, .
    pg. 79.
  6. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 22.
  7. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    Early County Marriages, p. 109 (John Jackson Payne and Mary Frances Gafford, 20 Sep 1820).
  8. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, page 287, Ancestry.com images 11-12.
  9. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 25-26.
  10. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, page 133, ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  11. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Milton Cemetery, page 463.
  12. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, Beat 1, page 181, lines 21-30. Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  13. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    Real Estate Taxes for 1856, p. 172.
  14. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, Precinct 12, page 281, Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  15. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 380B, Family 322, Township 10, Greenville, Butler Co., AL
    John Payne, 71, M, Farmer, RE=$5000, PE=$500, GA
    Francis Payne, 64, F, Keeping House, GA
    Nancy Payne, 35, F, Keeping House, RE=$1500, AL
    Dorothy Payne, 28, F, Keeping House, RE=$900, AL
    Thomas Payne, 24, M, Farmer, RE=$3500, PE=$400, AL
    John Swint (or Swink), 13, M, Laborer, AL.
  16. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Mary Frances Gafford

Female, #9989, (20 Sep 1806 - 12 Jun 1881)
Father*Daniel Gafford (15 Jun 1780 - 10 Jun 1841)
Mother*Phereba Webster (24 Dec 1788 - 24 May 1860)
Name Variation She was also known as Fannie. 
Birth*20 Sep 1806 Mary was born at Georgia on 20 Sep 1806.1,2 
Marriage*20 Sep 1820 She married John Jackson Payne at Butler Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1820 at age 14.3 
Married Name20 Sep 1820  As of 20 Sep 1820, her married name was Payne. 
Birth of Soncirca 1825 Her son William Walker Payne was born circa 1825 at Butler Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1829 Her son Daniel Gafford Payne was born circa 1829 at Butler Co., Alabama
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Mary was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in John Jackson Payne's household, on the 1830 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.4 
Birth of Son1836 Her son Samuel Lafayette Payne was born in 1836 at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Mary was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in John Jackson Payne's household, on the 1840 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.5 
Death of Father10 Jun 1841 Her father Daniel Gafford died on 10 Jun 1841 at Butler Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1841 Her son John R. Payne was born circa 1841 at Butler Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1843 Her son Ira Payne was born circa 1843. 
Birth of Son1846 Her son Thomas Jefferson Payne was born in 1846 at Butler Co., Alabama.6 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Eugenia, Samuel, Nancy, Dorothy, John, Ira, Thomas and Alabama was listed as a household member (Frances Payne, 44, F, GA) living with John Jackson Payne on the 1850 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.7 
Death of Mother24 May 1860 Her mother Phereba Webster died on 24 May 1860 at Butler Co., Alabama.8 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Nancy, Dorothy, John, Ira, Thomas and Alabama was listed as a household member (Francis G. PAyne, 54, F, GA) living with John Jackson Payne in the 1860 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.9 
Death of Sonsay 1864 Her son William Walker Payne died say 1864 at Butler Co., Alabama
Death of Son16 Dec 1864 Her son John R. Payne died on 16 Dec 1864 at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.10 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mary, Nancy, Dorothy and Thomas listed as a household member living with John Jackson Payne on the 1870 Census at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.11 
Deathbetween 1870 and 1880 Mary became a widower upon the death of his wife John Jackson Payne at Butler Co., Alabama, between 1870 and 1880. 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Mary was listed as the head of a family (Fannie G. Payne, F, Wd, Wh, 74, GA, GA, GA, Keeping House) on the 1880 Census at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.12 
Death*12 Jun 1881 She died at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama, on 12 Jun 1881 at age 74.13,2 

Family

John Jackson Payne (4 Aug 1798 - between 1870 and 1880)
Marriage*20 Sep 1820 She married John Jackson Payne at Butler Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1820 at age 14.3 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited30 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
  2. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 64. Cemetery Records of People born before 1850. Frances G. Payne, wife of Jackson, 20 Sep 1806 - 12 Jun 1881.
  3. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    Early County Marriages, p. 109 (John Jackson Payne and Mary Frances Gafford, 20 Sep 1820).
  4. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, page 287, Ancestry.com images 11-12.
  5. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, page 133, ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  6. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Milton Cemetery, page 463.
  7. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, Beat 1, page 181, lines 21-30. Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  8. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  9. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Butler Co., AL, Precinct 12, page 281, Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  10. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 28 & 30 . Original source was the 30 Apr 1903 edition of the "Greenville Advocate."
  11. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 380B, Family 322, Township 10, Greenville, Butler Co., AL
    John Payne, 71, M, Farmer, RE=$5000, PE=$500, GA
    Francis Payne, 64, F, Keeping House, GA
    Nancy Payne, 35, F, Keeping House, RE=$1500, AL
    Dorothy Payne, 28, F, Keeping House, RE=$900, AL
    Thomas Payne, 24, M, Farmer, RE=$3500, PE=$400, AL
    John Swint (or Swink), 13, M, Laborer, AL.
  12. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Greenville, Butler Co., AL, Page 316B. LDS CD.
  13. Butler County Obituaries, 1985.

Sylvester R. Otis

Male, #9990, (27 Jan 1810 - 14 Jun 1893)
Father*Jacob Otis Jr.1 (1795 - 11 Jul 1856)
Birth*27 Jan 1810 Sylvester was born at Rhode Island on 27 Jan 1810. Susan N. Cline wrote
     "There was no record of his birth in Rhode Island, or any surrounding states. I am confident that he was born in Rhode Island, however, because the 1860 and 1870 Federal Census state his place of birth to be Rhode Island. Interestingly, the 1880 Federal Census states his place of birth to be Connecticut. I am sure this an error made by the informant who was probably his wife, Martha Ann Hillard, at the time.
     "On the 1885 Florida State Census , Sylvester R. Otis reports that his father was born in Rhode Island. This is the first correctly reported place of birth for his parents.      "Going on the assumption that the birthplace of his father was Rhode Island, we examine the 1820 Federal Census of Otis families in Rhode Island, we find only one candidate for Sylvester's father - and that would be Jacob Otis, Jr. who lists himself, wife, and male child between the age of 10-15. This would be correct for Sylvester, who was 10 at the time of the census.
     "There is no reference to Sylvester's mother in any records I examined. Sylvester was born in 1810 and I find it odd that his birth record is not recorded in the Rhode Island Births and Christening records."1,2,3,4 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Sylvester was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 16, in an unknown person 's household, on the 1820 Census at Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island.5 
Relocation*between 1826 and 1836 He relocated sometime between 1826 and 1836 to Alabama or Florida. It is not known why this young man from Rhode Island would relocate to the south, but there was probably no family connection holding him in Rhode Island. Sylvester's father, Jacob, was only 15 when Sylvester was born. In 1820, Jacob declared bankruptcy, and in 1828, when Sylvester would have been 18, Jacob was deemed a "drunkard" and placed in an asylum. Jacob is also shown living in an asylum for paupers in 1850. Nothing is known about Sylvester's mother. Jacob's father, Dr. Jacob Otis, relocated from Rhode Island to Orange Co., NY in 1835 at age 77 to live with a married daughter who had relocated there. The combination of the move of Sylvester's aunt and grandfather, coupled with the shame over a drunkard father, may well have been the motivation for Sylvester to seek his fortune elsewhere.6 
Marriage*say 1836 He married Malinda (?) say 1836. Their date of marriage is estimated based on the fact that their first known child was born in 1837. 
Indian Wars*1836 He served as an officer in one of the Creek and Seminole Indian Wars in 1836
(Sylvester R. Otis was a Third Lieutenant in Captain Irvin's Company, 8th Regiment, Florida Militia, Florida War (against the Seminole Indians). Congress had promised to give sailors and soldiers land in leu of or in addition to pay. Sylvester R. Otis subsequently applied for and got in 1859 his 80 acres along the Old Spanish Trail, about 5 miles north of Allentown.)2 
Birth of Son29 May 1837 His son Edwin Houston Otis was born on 29 May 1837 at Alabama.7 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Sylvester was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Pike Co., Alabama.8 
Birth of Soncirca 1843 His son Sylvester R. Otis Jr. was born circa 1843 at Alabama.3 
Relocationbetween 1843 and 1848 He relocated sometime between 1843 and 1848 at Bagdad, Santa Rosa Co., Florida. Bagdad had a large lumber mill for virgin pine heart wood, and ship-building was also an important activity. It is not hard to imagine how someone from Rhode Island, with its ship-building history, might have ended up in Bagdad. But why he first was in southeastern Alabama, far from the coast, is not clear. However, the Conecuh River is navigable from Pike County in Alabama down to Florida where its name changes to the Escambia River and then flows into Escambia Bay which connects with Blackwater Bay and Bagdad. Perhaps while he lived in Pike County, Sylvester was involved in harvesting lumber that was then floated down the waterway to the lumber mill and shipyard in Bagdad.6 
Deed*7 Feb 1848 He granted a deed to Edwin Houston Otis on 7 Feb 1848 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida,

Book A, Page 87. Sylvester R. Otis to his son Edwin Houston Otis, SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, Sec 34, Twp 2, Rage 28 N&W, about 10 acres, Wit: John Chairs, R. H. Mayo; recorded 22 Nov 1869.9 
Land Grant/Patent*10 Aug 1850 Land was granted to Sylvester R. Otis on 10 Aug 1850 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida:
Patent for 40 acres of land [W½NW, Sec 35, Twp 2-N, Range 28-W], located just north and east of the present Milton High School. He later purchased a half-acre lot with a school house on it.2,10 
Deed12 Oct 1850 He was granted a deed on 12 Oct 1850 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida,

Book A, pages 85-86; Sherriff J. R. Mims grants to Sylvester R. Otis at auction at the court house door land on Escambia Road near Milton.9 
Death of Father11 Jul 1856 His father Jacob Otis Jr. died on 11 Jul 1856 at Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island.1,11 
Land Grant/Patent1 Jun 1859 New land was granted as a patent to Sylvester R. Otis on 1 Jun 1859 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida,

Land patent for 80.2 acres at W½NW, Sec 35, Twp 2-N, Range 28-W.12 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Sylvester was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.3 
Census*1867 A census listed Sylvester as head of household at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, in 1867.13 
Death of Spouse1868 His wife Malinda (?) died in 1868 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.2 
Marriagesay 1869 He married Jane (?) say 1869. 
Death of Son1 Sep 1869 His son Sylvester R. Otis Jr. died on 1 Sep 1869 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.2 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Sylvester was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.4 
Marriage*10 Jan 1871 He married Martha Ann Hilliard at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 10 Jan 1871 at age 60.14 
Deed31 Jan 1872 He granted a deed to Edwin Houston Otis on 31 Jan 1872 at Santa Rosa Co., Florida,

Book A, page 495, Sylvester R. Otis to Edwin H. Otis, 40 acres in 35-2N-28.9 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Sylvester was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Santa Rosa Co., Florida.15 
Census1 Jun 1885 A census listed Sylvester as head of household at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 1 Jun 1885.16 
Death*14 Jun 1893 He died at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 14 Jun 1893 at age 83.2 
Burial*after 14 Jun 1893 His body was interred after 14 Jun 1893 at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.2 
Research note Bagdad Village Timeline
     Joseph Forsyth named the town, in 1842, Bagdad, after the Middle East renaissance city called Baghdad. The lumber mills of Bagdad, Florida, cut virgin Blackwater Swamp cypress and long leaf heart pine timber, which was shipped to ports in Europe, South America, Cuba and the East coast of the United States. The precious virgin timber logs just kept floating down the river as lumber jacks cut the trees and sent them South down the creeks and rivers of the Blackwater River watershed. This prized commodity made Bagdad the Prince of Wood. During the Civil War, Bagdad lost most of the mill buildings and dry docks but after the war, they were rebuilt and she quickly regained the fame and glory of delivering priceless lumber worldwide.
     At the end of the 19th Century, Bagdad was comparable to Pensacola in commerce and its main company, the E. E. Simpson and Company lumber mill, was the largest exporter and the largest company in the State of Florida. Santa Rosa County became the center of commerce for the state, but as the amount of lumber slowly decreased so did business. In 1929, the Press Gazette published an article stating, “There is at least 100 years of lumber left.” Ten years later it was all gone.
     In 1939 the last lumber mill in Bagdad closed. In 1941 World War II began and shortly thereafter most families had either moved north into Alabama or south into Pensacola looking for work. During its prime, the town had around 60 different businesses, many churches and a good school, but 1939 marked the end of Bagdad’s renaissance. Almost all the businesses were related directly or indirectly to lumber, so when the logs stopped coming down the river, narcosis began.
     A deep sleep fell on the little town. Pensacola & Milton took up the mantle of growth. Both had diversified into many industries other than lumber, such as agriculture, shipping, and military exploits. Bagdad, the once center of opportunity, began a slow arduous decline going from disregard to decay to almost oblivion followed by being simply forgotten by most people.
     Then came growth not only to South Santa Rosa County via Navarre and Gulf Breeze, but also growth in Pace and Milton. The increase is most apparent in residential construction with the advent of many housing developments creating an atmosphere associated with “bedroom towns.” Many people looked to Santa Rosa County as a place to live and raise their children but preferred to work in Escambia or Okaloosa Counties, hence, the term “bedroom towns.”
     Much should be said for a few visionary people who have realized Bagdad’s historical value. It processes a very important era of not just Florida or Santa Rosa County history but also American history. After all, much of the lumber produced by the Bagdad lumber mills were shipped to ports in Europe, South America, Cuba and the East coast of the USA creating, next to cotton, the country’s most precious exported commodity. A very valuable slice of our past lies in the soil of Bagdad.
     The Spirit of the past both, post-bellum and antebellum, is again rising. Through the efforts of dedicated people like the Bagdad Village Preservation Association and other faithful residents, the world again is noticing the beautiful lady. For example, in 2003, 16 reporters came to Bagdad to do articles and 4 were from European nations. Events in 2003 like the Blackwater Heritage Tour, the Beaches to Woodlands Tour, and the much publicized Civil War writings on the wall of the Thompson House are just a few of the many venues directing people back to the past, back to the Prince of Wood, back to Bagdad.
     One need only walk the main street, called Forsyth after the founder of Bagdad, John Forsyth, and the shore of the Blackwater River to sense the past. From a Greek Revival plantation home built in 1842, to reproductions just finished, from 1880 restored homes, the smell of the smoke stack, the sound of the steam engine, the blowing of the ships fog horn, the rubble of the horse drawn wagons, and the whistle of the train attacks the senses like sweet dreams. Now on the National Historical Directory, the once sleepy village is primed for an even greater future than her majestic past.17 
Research note For additional details on Bagdad's early lumber and shipbuilding businesses, see History of Santa Rosa County, A King's County, by M. Luther King. Two chapters are of particular significance:
Bagdad's Background at http://www.friendsofpacelibrary.org/History/King%20History/Bagdad.htm, and
Water Transportation at http://www.friendsofpacelibrary.org/History/King%20History/Water%20Transportation.htm

Family 1

Malinda (?) (1804 - 1868)
Marriage*say 1836 He married Malinda (?) say 1836. Their date of marriage is estimated based on the fact that their first known child was born in 1837. 
Children

Family 2

Martha Ann Gill (Jul 1831 - 16 Apr 1906)
Marriage*10 Jan 1871 He married Martha Ann Hilliard at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 10 Jan 1871 at age 60.14 
Child
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
Last Edited1 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. Sylvester Otis Lineage, Susan N. Cline, Cline Research Services, 13 Hoxsie Road, West Kingston, RI 02892; e-mail address, to Warren Culpepper, 10 Nov 2011.
  2. Simeon Otis Report, Edie Geiger, 4621 Geiger Road, Milton, FL 32583, to Warren Culpepper, 1999.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Milton, Santa Rosa Co., FL, Family #244. Ancestry.com image
    S. R. Otis, 57, M, W, Ship Corker, RE=100, PE=100, RI
    Malind Otis, 47, F, W, GA
    E. H. Otis, 23 M, W, Engineer, RE=500, PE=200, FL
    S. R. Otis, 16, M, W, Laborer, AL.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Milton, Santra Rosa Co., FL, Family #108, Ancestry.com image 14
    S. R. Otis, 57, M, W, Mechanic, RI
    Jane Otis, 40, F, W, Keeps House, AL [2nd wife].
  5. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, Page: 159; NARA Roll: M33_117; Image: 136, enumerated 7 Aug 1820
    Jacob Otis Junior, 1M10-15, 1M16-25, 1F16-25.
  6. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  7. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  8. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Pike Co., AL, Page 372. Ancestry.com image 25
    Sylvester R. Otis, 1M0-4, 1M20-29, 1F0-4, 1F20-29, 1FSlv10-24.
  9. Santa Rosa County Clerk, Santa Rosa Co., FL Deeds, Volume A, 1850-1873 Genealogical Society of Utah , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 929,753.
    Transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  10. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    Doc #9304, Accession # FL0200_.224.
  11. Ancestry.com. Rhode Island Deaths, 1630-1930 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000:
    Jacob Otis died 11 Jul 1856, age 59. Shows "Kin 2, Delana Munroe."
  12. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    Doc #13789, Accession # FL0270_.472.
  13. 1867 Florida State Census, Santa Rosa County, Page 22 (White Inhabitants)
    S. R. Otis, 2 M21+, 1 F21+, 3 Total, 1 M18-45 (therefore 1 M45+).
  14. Santa Rosa Co., FL Marriage Records, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.db229.com/marriages/yearlymaster.htm
    Page 3, S. R. Otis and M. A. Hilliard, 10 Jan 1871.
  15. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 1, Santa Rosa Co., FL, Page 174D. LDS CD.
    Sylvester R. Otis, HH, 70, Gardener, CT/CT/CT
    Martha A. Otis, wife, 49, GA/GA/GA [3rd wife?]
    Henrietta M. Otis, dau, 8, FL/CT/GA.
  16. Ancestry.com, compiler, Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2008.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?dbid=1506&htx=List&ti=0
    ED 5, Page 3, Lines 39-41, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    S. R. Otis, Head, Wh, M, 49, md, RI/RI/RI, Minister
    Martha Otis, Wife, Wh, F, 49, md, GA/GA/GA
    Henrietta Otis, Dau, Wh, M, 10, sng, FL/RI/GA.
  17. Bagdad Village Preservation Association website:
    http://bagdadvillage.org/village-timeline/.