Mary Raley1

F, (circa 1793 - )
Birth*circa 1793 Mary was born at South Carolina circa 1793. 
Marriage*September 1809 She married Zebulon Buckalew at Edgefield District, South Carolina, in September 1809. 
Married NameSeptember 1809  As of September 1809, her married name was Buckalew. 

Family

Zebulon Buckalew (circa 1785 - )
Child
Last Edited26 November 2000

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Ruth Cohmia to Lew Griffin, 2000.

Simeon C. Buckalew1

M, (29 October 1848 - 13 April 1918)
FatherIra Buckalew (c 1824 - a May 1883)
MotherMartha Culpepper (c 1826 - b 25 Sep 1851)
Birth*29 October 1848 Simeon was born at Alabama on 29 October 1848. 
Marriage*16 January 1869 He married Mary Elizabeth Day at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 16 January 1869 at age 20. 
Death*13 April 1918 He died at Grapeland, Houston Co., Texas, on 13 April 1918 at age 69. 
Burial* His body was interred at Denson Springs Cemetery, Anderson Co., Texas

Family

Mary Elizabeth Day (24 March 1851 - 7 October 1925)
Last Edited16 January 2001

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Ruth Cohmia to Lew Griffin, 2000.

Mary Elizabeth Day1

F, (24 March 1851 - 7 October 1925)
Birth*24 March 1851 Mary was born at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 24 March 1851. 
Marriage*16 January 1869 She married Simeon C. Buckalew at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 16 January 1869 at age 17. 
Married Name16 January 1869  As of 16 January 1869, her married name was Buckalew. 
Death*7 October 1925 She died at Houston Co., Texas, on 7 October 1925 at age 74. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Denson Springs Cemetery, Anderson Co., Texas

Family

Simeon C. Buckalew (29 October 1848 - 13 April 1918)
Last Edited26 November 2000

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Ruth Cohmia to Lew Griffin, 2000.

Mary E. Buckalew1

F, (29 December 1849 - 30 April 1908)
FatherIra Buckalew (c 1824 - a May 1883)
MotherMartha Culpepper (c 1826 - b 25 Sep 1851)
Birth*29 December 1849 Mary was born at Alabama on 29 December 1849. 
Marriage*1868 She married Benjamin F. Chatham at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, in 1868.2 
Married Name1868  As of 1868, her married name was Chatham. 
Death*30 April 1908 She died at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 30 April 1908 at age 58. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Shamburger Cemetery, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi

Family

Benjamin F. Chatham (say 1848 - )
Last Edited23 February 2002

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Ruth Cohmia to Lew Griffin, 2000.
  2. License 10 Nov 1869, Lauderdale Co. MS.

Benjamin F. Chatham1

M, (say 1848 - )
Birth*say 1848 Benjamin was born say 1848. 
Marriage*1868 He married Mary E. Buckalew at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, in 1868.2 

Family

Mary E. Buckalew (29 December 1849 - 30 April 1908)
Last Edited20 November 2000

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Ruth Cohmia to Lew Griffin, 2000.
  2. License 10 Nov 1869, Lauderdale Co. MS.

Sarah Pack1

F, (say 1827 - )
Birth*say 1827 Sarah was born say 1827. 
Marriage*8 December 1846 She married James B. Rainer at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 8 December 1846. 
Married Name8 December 1846  As of 8 December 1846, her married name was Rainer. 

Family

James B. Rainer (circa 1827 - circa 1864)
Last Edited12 February 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Culpepper Connections from Louise G. Stratton, 13802 N. 108th Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351, e-mail address (Nov 2008).

William Carter Rainer1

M, (circa 1851 - 30 April 1937)
FatherThomas Gilbert Rainer (c 1817 - 1883)
MotherMary Elizabeth Prater (c 1816 - )
Name Variation He was also known as Raynor.2 
AFN* His Ancestral File Number is AFN: 1SX7-93. 
Birth*circa 1851 William was born circa 1851.2 
(household member) 1870 Census1 June 1870 Mary, William, Thomas, Flora, James, Nancy, Allen, Docia and Parelle listed as a household member living with Thomas Gilbert Raynor on the 1870 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.2 
Marriage*27 October 1870 He married Emily Ann Irby at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 27 October 1870. 
Death*30 April 1937 He died at Lamesa, Dawson Co., Texas, on 30 April 1937. 

Family

Emily Ann Irby (27 October 1852 - 28 March 1933)
Last Edited7 June 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Culpepper Connections from Louise G. Stratton, 13802 N. 108th Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351, e-mail address (Nov 2008).
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 15, Family 108, Lines 31-40, Township 5, Lauderdale, MS
    Thomas Raynor, 58, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$0, PE=$0, TN
    Elizabeth Raynor, 60, F, Wh, Keeping house, TN
    William Raynor, 18, M, Wh, Farm Laborer, MS
    Thomas Raynor, 16, M, Wh, Farm Laborer, MS
    Flora J. Raynor, 15, F, Wh, MS
    James Raynor, 12, M, Wh, Farm Laborer, MS
    Nancy Culpepper, 34, F, Wh, MS
    Allen Culpepper, 16, M, Wh, Farm Laborer, MS
    Docia Culpepper, 14, F, Wh, MS
    Parelle Culpepper, 12, F, Wh, MS.

Emily Ann Irby1

F, (27 October 1852 - 28 March 1933)
AFN* Her Ancestral File Number is AFN: 1SX7-B8. 
Birth*27 October 1852 Emily was born at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 27 October 1852. 
Marriage*27 October 1870 She married William Carter Rainer at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 27 October 1870 at age 18. 
Married Name27 October 1870  As of 27 October 1870, her married name was Rainer. 
Death*28 March 1933 She died at Plainview, Hale Co., Texas, on 28 March 1933 at age 80. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Lamesa, Dawson Co., Texas

Family

William Carter Rainer (circa 1851 - 30 April 1937)
Last Edited12 February 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Culpepper Connections from Louise G. Stratton, 13802 N. 108th Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351, e-mail address (Nov 2008).

John Latty1

M, (circa 1785 - )
FatherDavid Latty (s 1755 - )
MotherPriscilla Kitchens (s 1757 - )
Birth*circa 1785 John was born at South Carolina circa 1785. 
Marriage*circa 1810 He married Elizabeth Herndon at Abbeville District, South Carolina, circa 1810. 

Family

Elizabeth Herndon (circa 1786 - )
Child
Last Edited21 November 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from John Latty, e-mail address.

Elizabeth Herndon1

F, (circa 1786 - )
FatherJohn Herndon (s 1756 - )
MotherJane (?) (s 1758 - )
Birth*circa 1786 Elizabeth was born at South Carolina circa 1786. 
Marriage*circa 1810 She married John Latty at Abbeville District, South Carolina, circa 1810. 
Married Namecirca 1810  As of circa 1810, her married name was Latty. 

Family

John Latty (circa 1785 - )
Child
Last Edited21 November 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from John Latty, e-mail address.

David Latty1

M, (say 1755 - )
Birth*say 1755 David was born say 1755. 
Marriage* He married Priscilla Kitchens
American Revolution*between 1776 and 1781 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1776 and 1781
(David Latty was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and drew a pension from South Carolina in the 1780's.) 

Family

Priscilla Kitchens (say 1757 - )
Child
Last Edited30 April 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from John Latty, e-mail address.

Priscilla Kitchens1

F, (say 1757 - )
Married Name Her married name was Latty. 
Marriage* She married David Latty
Birth*say 1757 Priscilla was born say 1757. 

Family

David Latty (say 1755 - )
Child
Last Edited21 November 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from John Latty, e-mail address.

John Herndon1

M, (say 1756 - )
Birth*say 1756 John was born say 1756. 
Marriage*say 1779 He married Jane (?) say 1779. 
Biography* For additional Hearndon ancestry, contact Caroline Coster, caroline.coster@ntlworld.com. 

Family

Jane (?) (say 1758 - )
Child
Last Edited18 August 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from John Latty, e-mail address.

Jane (?)1

F, (say 1758 - )
Birth*say 1758 Jane was born say 1758. 
Marriage*say 1779 She married John Herndon say 1779. 
Married Namesay 1779  As of say 1779, her married name was Herndon. 

Family

John Herndon (say 1756 - )
Child
Last Edited21 November 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from John Latty, e-mail address.

William Franklin Turner

M, (11 January 1918 - 8 May 2000)
Birth*11 January 1918 William was born at Illinois on 11 January 1918. 
Marriage* He married Mildred Walene Latimer
Marriage*April 1987 He married Gertrude Daphene Pulley in April 1987 at age 69. 
Death*8 May 2000 He died at Summerland Key, Monroe Co., Florida, on 8 May 2000 at age 82. 
Biography* From John C. Griffin, 9 May 2004:
I'll look for Bill's obit. Daphene sent it to me, but I don't recall offhand what I did with it. I know it didn't say much beyond what he had done in the Keys, like being in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Daphene knew him growing up, so she can give you all his family background. He never talked about his mother, so I think she left when he was young, which is why I suspect he didn't marry until later in life. His sister, Dorothea, was married to Irwin Trowbridge, who led a very colorful life and remembered all of it. Irwin had been a lieutenant in the first world war and could tell you all about trench warfare and "going over the top." He had been a colonel in the second world war stationed at Andrews Air Force Base and had met all of the world dignitaries when they came for visits. He really liked Churchill, but thought Stalin was a jerk. Dorothea, who was much older than Bill, was a pain in the ass her whole life and we never understood what Irwin saw in her.
Bill was a Master Sergeant in the army during the second world war, which, as you know, is the highest rank an enlisted man can obtain. He told me he was stationed just behind the front lines in the South Pacific theatre and was in charge of supply. I know nothing between then and when Mom met him. You are correct that he never went to college. He was basically a self-trained engineer. He came to Anderson Electric when they bought the company in Chicago he was working for, Bodendieck (sp?). He designed the tools, hot sticks and such, that power company employees use to work on high voltage lines. After Anderson was itself acquired by Square D, he became disillusioned and joined Salisbury & Co., back in the Chicago suburbs, Skokie. Mom refused to join him there unless he married her and the rest is history. His own company was called Market Street Engineering. He used it to dabble a bit after he retired from Salisbury, but I don't think he ever tried to make it amount to much.

From Daphene Turner:

May 19, 2004

Dear Lew:

     I will update you on what I remember of Bill's background. He was born in Arthur, Illinois, on January 11, 1918, where his father had a medical practice. It was an Amish area and you would see the horse pulling the buggy. The food in the restaurants was Amish and very good. My sister-in-law, Elaine Pulley, Bill, and I spent a day there one time when Bill and I were back in Taylorville. When Bill was 12 years old, he, his father, and mother moved to Taylorville where some of Bill's mother's family lived close by in a town called Shelbyville, Illinois. In due time, Bill's mother left his father and he and Bill lived together on (not exactly a farm) but acreage east of Taylorville. Bill's sister, Dorothea, was on her own and living in Chicago. I remember the house as Bill's sister had a group of us for fried chicken dinner one time when she was home.

We both finally got into high school and went our separate ways. Bill ended up with a group that included Helen Douglas (she had the car!!!) and I started dating a fellow older than I was and out of school. Bill did have a hay ride one time for all of us. Another thing we did for excitement was hike to the train trestle and we would target practice with an air rifle. [Bill had several trophies for expert marksmanship -- and I think John has them.]

Bill spent a year working for Emerson Electric Co. in Centralia, Missouri. He was young and just out of high school. I might add that his pay was $10.00 a week when he worked for Bodendieck Tool Co. (the same as mine when I worked for Montgomery Ward). Somewhere along this time Bill started dating my friend, Imogene Tarlton (Bond), but when she became too possessive, he broke up with her. Bill also started going with Charlotte Daykin, a lady older than he was. They dated for many years until he met and fell in love with your mother.

Bill's number was the first drawn for the draft and he was sent to San Francisco. He was coming out of the service on the point system in 1945 and the A Bomb was dropped. Bill said he and all of the other soldiers couldn't believe in the A Bomb. He came back to Taylorville and worked for Tipsword Tool Co. (Tips Tool). He joined the Taylorville Dive Team and they would come to the Keys. Bill
transferred to Birmingham with Anderson Electric and then on to Chicago to Salisbury Electric. When he and your mother retired, they moved here to the Keys.

I moved to St. Louis in the spring of 1943 and my mother and I worked for Emerson Electric on the night shift (8:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) My mother stayed there until she retired. I was married to William Hughey Euston for 23 years, widowed 13 years, and married to Bill Turner for 13 years. You know the rest.

I met Bill at our class reunion in September 1986 and we married in April 1987. The reunion was in Taylorville, Illinois. At the time of the reunion, I had not had any contact with Bill since he joined the army.

Bill died on May 8, 2000. Some time after Bill came home from the service, he and his father bought a home on Market Street in Taylorville. This is how Market Street Engineering came into existence. It seems that Bill needed a company of his own in order to get credit for his tools that he had patented. My attorney wouldn't let go of the file on Market Street Engr., but finally after 3 years she turned them over to Michael DeRoche and he knew who to get in touch with to get my name on the certificates. In addition to Market Street Engr., my broker got my name substituted for Bill's on his General Motors stock, Delphi (a few shares), and Raytheon (a few shares). These last 2 were spin offs of General Motors.

Bill's father died in 1947 or 1949 while living on Market Street in Taylorville. Bill had won a lot on the Taylorville Lake and he built a home on it suitable for a bachelor! He lived there about a year and then was transferred to Birmingham. He sold the house on the lake.

I really can't think of anything else. I hope I have updated you on some things, but let me know if I can be of any more help. Good to hear from you. Call me if you need to.

                                        Daphene

P.S. Bill's sister, Dorothea, died in September 1997. Bill and I were with her and she died at home. David Trowbridge and his wife came to the funeral from San Francisco. He was Dorothea's step-grandson. We (Bill and I) didn't like him. Dorothea's husband, Irvin Trowbridge, did not have a will and I had to divide the sale of the house (a pile of junk!) with him.

May 28, 2004


Dear Lew:

     I'm sorry I didn't mention Bill's mother too much in my previous letter. He never talked about her too much, but he did "open up" one time when we were at Kenara, Ontario (Canada). He never called her mother. It was always Trenna. She was a very mean woman and hateful to the family. I don't know where Bill's mother lived before she moved in with him. She lived with Bill after his father died and stayed several months. They lived on Market Street in Taylorville, Illinois. She was the one who suggested going to the Rebecca home somewhere in Illinois. She died there and Bill brought her back to Shelbyville, Illinois, and buried her in the family plot there.

Dorothea Trowbridge, Bill's sister, inherited her mother's disposition and she was also a mean woman -- very hateful to your mother, me, and also Bill. She was also hateful to the neighbors, but they put up with her and were good to her. Bill had Dorothea's ashes put on Irvin's grave at the Veteran's Cemetery in St. Louis (I think I'm right on this).

     I can't think of anything else. Call me if you have any questions.

                              
                                   Daphene. 

Family 1

Mildred Walene Latimer (6 June 1921 - 19 November 1984)

Family 2

Gertrude Daphene Pulley (13 May 1920 - 21 March 2005)
Last Edited25 November 2005

Polly Rogers1

F, (say 1776 - )
Birth*say 1776 Polly was born say 1776. 
Marriage*8 June 1805 She married Isham Reese Jr. at Warren Co., Georgia, on 8 June 1805. 
Married Name8 June 1805  As of 8 June 1805, her married name was Reese. 

Family

Isham Reese Jr. (18 October 1776 - )
Child
Last Edited22 November 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written Nov 2000 to e-mail address from Jan Holloway.

Susannah Coleman1

F, (say 1750 - )
Birth*say 1750 Susannah was born say 1750. 
Marriage*13 December 1775 She married Rev. Isham Reese at Dinwiddie Co., Virginia, on 13 December 1775. 
Married Name13 December 1775  As of 13 December 1775, her married name was Reese. 

Family

Rev. Isham Reese (August 1748 - 1816)
Child
Last Edited22 November 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written Nov 2000 to e-mail address from Jan Holloway.

Nicholas Anthony Meyer1

M, (3 April 1979 - 7 January 1997)
Birth*3 April 1979 Nicholas was born at Pasadena, Harris Co., Texas, on 3 April 1979. 
Death*7 January 1997 He died at Texas on 7 January 1997 at age 17. 
Last Edited23 November 2000

Citations

  1. Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, 2000 report, Loretta Meyer, Carlsbad, NM, to Lew Griffin, 2000.