Samuel Brantley Payne1,2,3

Male, #38793, (7 Sep 1886 - 1 Jul 1974)
Father*Samuel Lafayette Payne (1836 - 6 Oct 1912)
Mother*Mary Catherine Thames (22 Mar 1860 - 24 Jun 1944)
Birth*7 Sep 1886 Samuel was born at Old Town, Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 7 Sep 1886.2,4 
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 (Samuel B. Payne, Wh, M, Sep 1886, 13, S, AL, AL, AL) in Samuel Lafayette Payne's household on the 1900 Census at Pineville, Escambia Co., Florida.5 
Marriage*circa 1906 He married Carry (?) circa 1906.6 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.6 
Death of Father6 Oct 1912 His father Samuel Lafayette Payne died on 6 Oct 1912 at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.7,8 
Marriage*say 1930 He married Eva Mae (?) say 1930.9 
Divorce*1943 He and Eva Mae (?) were divorced in 1943 at Escambia Co., Florida.9 
Death of Mother24 Jun 1944 His mother Mary Catherine Thames died on 24 Jun 1944 at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.10 
Photographedsay 1955 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph 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.11
Joseph Edward Payne, 2nd from left; Brookly Earl Payne, 3rd from left; and their other brothers
Death*1 Jul 1974 He died at Flomaton, Escambia Co., Alabama, on 1 Jul 1974 at age 87.2,7 
Burial*circa 3 Jul 1974 His body was interred circa 3 Jul 1974 at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida. Section 15, Lot 1589.7 

Family 1

Carry (?) (circa 1890 - )
Marriage*circa 1906 He married Carry (?) circa 1906.6 

Family 2

Eva Mae (?) (16 May 1905 - Jan 1987)
Marriage*say 1930 He married Eva Mae (?) say 1930.9 
Divorce*1943 He and Eva Mae (?) were divorced in 1943 at Escambia Co., Florida.9 
ChartsWLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Dec 2009


  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. E-mail written 2000 to Warren Culpepper from Paul J. Grant (#44472), e-mail address.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 16, Pineville, Escambia Co., FL, ED17, Page 156a 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.
  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED97, Page 20B, Family 106, Pine St, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., FL
    Sam P. Payne, Head, M, 23, M1-3yrs, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Carry Payne, Wife, F, 19, M1-3yrs, ch 2/2, AL/AL/AL
    Verla Payne, Dau, F, 2, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Leila B. Payne, Dau, F, 1, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  7. Richard Earl Jernigan, Santa Rosa Co., FL Cemeteries, West FL Genealogical Society, Pensacola, 1987.
    Milton Cemetery, page 463.
  8. Florida State Archives, compiler, Florida Confederate Pension Application Files, Florida Memory Project.
    3 Mar 1913 pension application by Mary C. Payne of Milton, Santa Rosa Co., FL, widow of Samuel L. Payne.
  9. Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Online database at, 2005.
    Sam Brantley Payne and Eva Mae Payne divorced in 1943 in Escambia Co., Florida.
  10. Death Certificate.
    Mary C. Payne, died 24 Jun 1944, Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  11. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.