Lucius Lee Payne1,2

Male, #38794, (7 Jun 1897 - 12 Dec 1970)
Father*Samuel Lafayette Payne (1836 - 6 Oct 1912)
Mother*Mary Catherine Thames (22 Mar 1860 - 24 Jun 1944)
Birth*7 Jun 1897 Lucius was born at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 7 Jun 1897.3,4 
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 (Lee Payne, Wh, M, Jun 1897, 2, S, AL, AL, AL) in Samuel Lafayette Payne's household on the 1900 Census at Pineville, Escambia Co., Florida.5 
Photographedcirca 1905 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1905.6
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.7,8 
Photographed*circa 1941 He was photographed circa 1941.9,10
Lee Payne and Joe Payne Jr.
Death of Mother24 Jun 1944 His mother Mary Catherine Thames died on 24 Jun 1944 at Milton, Santa Rosa Co., Florida.11 
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.10
Joseph Edward Payne, 2nd from left; Brookly Earl Payne, 3rd from left; and their other brothers
Death*12 Dec 1970 He died at Santa Rosa Co., Florida, on 12 Dec 1970 at age 73.12 
ChartsWLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Apr 2010


  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. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  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. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Brenda Payne Keel, granddaughter of J. E. Payne, Sr.
  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. E-mail written 2000 to Warren L. Culpepper from Brenda Payne Keel (#38758), Blountstown, FL, (Deceased 2007).
  10. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  11. Death Certificate.
    Mary C. Payne, died 24 Jun 1944, Santa Rosa Co., FL.
  12. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at, 2004.
    Lucious Lee Payne, White, Female (sic), 7 Jun 1887 (sic) - 12 Dec 1970, Santa Rosa Co., FL.