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).