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.