Re: John Robert Wimpee
I followed my own advice on
which has these WIMPEE marriages in Walker County, GA:
WIMPEE, Clyde;CRANE, Odessa;26 Sep 1920
WIMPEE, Roscoe;SMITH, Lillie;2 May 1912 <<<<<
WIMPIE, C. S.;ELLIS, Grace;13 May 1916
WIMPIE, Will;COCHRAN, Fannie;9 Dec 1916
I included the WIMPIE entries because when a man goes into the county clerk for his marriage license, his heart is full and his mind is distracted; he doesn't always look over the clerk's shoulder to make sure his last name is spelled right.
Clyde, C.S. and Will may be your grandfather's siblings. They all got married about the right time. They may be his cousins, from a branch that changed the spelling, too. Or it could be a wild coincidence.
Anyway, your GF was in Walker County in 1912 and you can get a certified copy of his marriage license for $4.
The LDS 1880,
is giving me fits this morning. It won't let me specify a census, and thus a state. I looked for any WIMPEE. I found 50 or so. This was the only John:
(Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace)
John WIMPEE Self M Male W 32 GA Blacksmith GA GA
Eliza WIMPEE Wife M Female W 33 GA Keeping House VA GA
Maggie WIMPEE Dau S Female W 5 GA At Home GA GA
Edwin WIMPEE Son S Male W 10M GA At Home GA GA
Census Place De Soto, Floyd, Georgia
He might be your GGF, but if he was, he would have to get to Hamilton County in Tennessee by 1886, and Roscoe would have to go to Georgia by 1912. Also, Rebecca Elizabeth would have to be "Eliza" when the enumerator came around.
There are a lot of Wimpees in Georgia in 1880, and none in Tennessee. That argues in favor of this being your John, but it isn't a really strong argument.
You might try the US Gen Web pages for Floyd and Walker Counties.