Thanks for your post. I am not sure yet how the information fits in, but I think the coincidence is so strong.. The Eugene I am researching would have been born with the last name Howard and then raised by the Swicords. So it would make more sense if Eugene was the child of one of Emma and W.E's daughters and not the son.
From some other research, I have found that W.E. Swicord was Warren E. Swicord (1863-1936) There are cemetary records on him at http://rootsweb.com/~gadecatu/cemetary/GreenShade.txt
. I am also fairly certain that his son would have been Luther Swicord (1894-1985). I found the obituary for Luther's wife Jettie which talks about a family grocery store in or near Fowlstown. Let me know if you are interested in the link and I will post it.
If you are interested in knowing more about Emma Culpepper, I found info about a cemetery called Griffin cemetary, on a dirt road 2 miles outside Attapulgus, and it lists Culpepper and Swicord graves (but no details in the article I found).
Also I found information about Greenshade cemetery in Fowlstown which has Swicord listed (it would be her married name)..and there is a contact named J.B. Swicord..email address firstname.lastname@example.org
. I believe J.B. is the son of Luther Swicord's son who was also named Luther. Emma would be his great-grandmother.
Also, there is a great Culpepper family history site at http://gen.culpepper.com
which list a lot of information about Emma's parents, etc. (I think she also had a sister with the same name who died ten years before she was born).