Joseph Richard Culpepper

Male, #32254, (15 Sep 1840 - 15 Dec 1920)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Sarah Ann Culpepper (21 Nov 1817 - 29 Mar 1858)
DNA* To help confirm Joseph Richard Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Joseph's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*15 Sep 1840 Joseph was born at Pike Co., Georgia, on 15 Sep 1840. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Clarissa, Martha, Sarah, Sylviah, Joseph and Sarah listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Pike Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother29 Mar 1858 His mother Sarah Ann Culpepper died on 29 Mar 1858 at Pike Co., Georgia.2 
Census*19 Sep 1860 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 19 Sep 1860. 
Marriage*11 Jun 1861 He married Sarah Melvina Dean at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 11 Jun 1861 at age 20. 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     2nd Corporal, Co H, 31st AL Infantry.3 
Employment* Joseph's occupation: millwright. 
Birth of Son11 Feb 1863 His son Joseph W. Edward Culpepper was born on 11 Feb 1863 at Alabama
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Loachapoka, Lee Co., Alabama.4 
Birth of Son7 Mar 1872 His son Charles T. S. Augustus Culpepper was born on 7 Mar 1872 at Lee Co., Alabama
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.5 
Photographedsay 1890 He was photographed say 1890 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.
Joseph Richard Culpepper
Death of Spouse1893 His wife Sarah Melvina Dean died in 1893 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia
Photographedcirca 1895 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1895.6
Joseph Richard & Lewis Peek Culpepper
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Joseph was listed as a father in Joseph W. Edward Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.7 
Photographedcirca 1905 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1905
Left to right: Charles Augustus Culpepper Jr., Charles Augustus Culpepper, Joseph Richard Culpepper, and Lewis Peek Culpepper.
Four Generations in the Lewis P. Culpepper family
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Joseph was listed as a father in Charles T. S. Augustus Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Americus, Sumter Co., Georgia.8 
Photographed*say 1915 He was photographed say 1915 at Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Co., Florida,
while visiting his niece, Dora Griffin Dean.9
Death of Father4 Jun 1915 His father Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper died on 4 Jun 1915 at Chambers Co., Alabama.10 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Joseph was listed as a father in Charles T. S. Augustus Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Americus, Sumter Co., Georgia.11 
Death*15 Dec 1920 He died at Americus, Sumter Co., Georgia, on 15 Dec 1920 at age 80.12 
Burial*16 Dec 1920 His body was interred on 16 Dec 1920 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia
Biography* Alabama State Census:1866 in Tallapoosa Co., AL (J. R. Culpepper 1m-20+ w/1m<10 1f-20+ 1f<10).

1414 [414 in 1900 Macon City Directory] (Joseph R. Culpepper 1840 GA carpenter in hh of son Joseph W. E. Culpepper).\ Census: 1910 Sumter Co., GA. \ED 111-3 (Joseph R. Culpepper 69 GA in hh of son Charles A. Culpepper).\ Census: 1920 1422 Lee, Americus, Sumter Co, GA [Joseph R. Culpepper father GA 79 in hh of Charles A. Culpepper]
Joseph Richard Culpepper was recorded living with his parents in the 1850 census of Pike Co., GA and in the 1860 census of Randolph Co., AL where he was to marry Sarah Dean in 1861. When the Civil War began, the newly married Joseph Richard Culpepper joined the Confederate Army and served as a 2nd Corporal in Company H of the 31st Alabama Infantry. He was captured at Vicksburg, when that city fell to the Union Army on July 4, 1863. The Siege of Vicksburg and the time spent as a Prisoner of War had a profound effect on his health. His father, Lewis P. Culpepper, mentioned Joseph in an 1898 letter to Mrs. B. F. (Georgia Culpepper) Burke, a niece, in Texas: My oldest son Joe is 58 years old, never used tobacco..., and [his] nerves is completely ruined. But his helth was harmed in the [Civil] War, he Lookes nearly as old as I do [82 years old].
      After the war, Joseph Richard Culpepper was noted living in Tallapoosa Co., AL with his family in an 1866 Alabama State Census. Four years later he was noted with his wife, son and daughter, and sister, Silviah Ann Culpepper, in the 1870 census of the Loachapoka P.O. district of Lee Co., AL. His occupation was listed as "millwright," a profession which he apparently learned from his father. He was still in living in Lee Co., AL at the time of the 1880 census.
      Based on census information, all of Joseph's children were born in Alabama, but at some point Joseph and his family moved back to Georgia where they were living in Macon in the 1890's. Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale preserved several entries from the Macon City Directory. In 1890/91 Joseph R. Culpepper was listed as a "Carpenter, CRR" living at "390 Clinton E. M." His son, Charles, was listed as a laborer living at the same address. In the 1895/96 directory, Joseph R. Culpepper was listed as a carpenter living at 512 Clinton Road. His son, Joseph W. Culpepper, was listed as a Carpenter living at 530 Clinton Road. Finally, in the 1900 directory, Joseph R. Culpepper was listed as a "Carpenter, Con. St. Riv." living at 414 Clinton. There was a second listing for "J. R. Culpepper" as "foreman, Macon Con. St. Ry" living at "414 Clinton, E. M." Joseph R. Culpepper was noted in the 1900 census of Clinton, Macon, Bibb Co., GA. He was listed as a carpenter and was living with his son, Joseph W. E. Culpepper. By 1901 or so, Joseph was living in Americus, GA probably with or near his daughter, Mrs. G. H. (Tallulah Culpepper) Rittenberry. And he was noted in the 1910 census of Sumter Co., GA living with his son, Charles A. Culpepper. It was probably shortly before this that the wonderful picture of four generations of Culpeppers was taken showing Lewis P. Culpepper, Joseph R. Culpepper, Charles A. Culpepper, Sr., and Charles A. Culpepper, Jr. In Georgia, Joseph Richard Culpepper is said to have worked for the railroads painting ornate Victorian railroad cabooses. A niece, Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd, wrote in a 6 Sep 1979 letter: Uncle Joe was such a kind and loving person and his eyes and lips always seemed to be smiling.... I think it was aunt Maggie [Mrs. G. R. (Margaret Culpepper) Trimble] who told me that he often chartered a street car and took the children from the orphanage to the park on a Sunday P.M. for a picnic.
      Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd wrote in a 26 Jul 1978 letter: I remember twice when uncle Joe visited us on the farm. He was busy all the time writing letters, poems and acrostics. We went to aunt Mira's once to a family reunion and uncle Joe was there. He gave a talk using pictures to illustrate his points. He did his drawings on window shades and had a frame to hang them on. I was too young to remember the talk, but was much fascinated with the pictures. He had so many and I was so eager to see him hang the shade on the frame and unroll it.
      Mrs. Dodd continued in a 9 Oct 1978 letter: I don't think I mentioned to you that Uncle Joe was ambidextrous. He had arthritis very bad in his right hand so he started learning to write with his left hand. He wrote so well with his left hand, I never could tell the difference. I remember when I would see him writing with his left hand, I would try writing with my left hand and all I had was a big mess.
      Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 14 Mar 1979 that she had visited with Mrs. (Ola Mae Whatley) Todd who spoke of "Uncle Joe": She certainly did brag on Uncle Joe. She said he was such a good Sunday School teacher with children, said he used to have lots of pictures he would show and said they had never seen anything like that....
      Joseph's father and mother were both Culpeppers and so Joseph, or "Uncle Joe" as he was affectionately known (although, according to his half-brother, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper, he preferred to be called Joseph), became interested in the Culpepper family and ancestry. Before his father's death, Joseph tried to record any family history that his father remembered. In addition, as Joseph traveled visiting relatives, he tried to record information about the various descendants of his grandfather which would otherwise have been lost. Those notes served as the starting point for this current history of the family.
      Sometime before 1915, Joseph wrote his cousin, Rev. George B. Culpepper, about the family history passed to him by his father, Lewis P. Culpepper: Rev. George B. Culpepper Fort Valley, Georgia Dear Cousin, I wrote to Father asking him to give me all the information he could relative to his father, grandfather, etc. He knows nothing farther back than his grandfather who was John instead of Charles Marion [see Appendix A for one version of the purported history of the family that was circulating at the beginning of the century].... He says there were three brothers, John, Ben and Joseph. John was my great grandfather as was Joseph, also, on my mother's side. Ben died without heirs [no will has been found for Ben but the will of his wife, Joyce, although not specifying their exact relationship, appears to list her children and step-children Ben's presumed children]. John William [it is not clear whether Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper had specified that his father's name was John William Culpepper or if Joseph used the William from the purported history as a way of clarifying references to his grandfather and great-grandfather] was my father's father and your father's grandfather. He married a Gillespie (instead of Laura May Jones as stated [in the version of the purported history that Joseph Richard was reviewing]...) and her mother was a Peek. In your grandfather's name, it is spelled Peeke [in the purported history], but Peek is correct for that is my father's middle name [actually spelling had not stabilized at the time and references can be found to Peek, Peeke, Peake, etc.] and I can remember it called Peek as far back as I can recollect anything. Grandfather moved from Virginia to Congaree, South Carolina and then to Edgefield [, SC] and from Edgefield to Monroe County, Georgia, and later to Meriwether County, Georgia, and to Randolph County, Alabama, where he died in 1855, when I was 15 years old [actually according to John Culpepper's 1850 census record, his place of birth was South Carolina and he was listed in the 1800 census in Lexington District, SC and in the 1810 census in Richland District, SC. Again it is not known if the reference to Virginia was a piece of telescoped family history or if Joseph Richard was attempting to reconcile the purported history with what his father had told him]. I went with my father on a visit to him [John Culpepper] when I was 12 years old... [The purported history] says he died in 1834 in Georgia six years before I was born. There were 10 children--8 boys and 2 girls [actually 11 since one baby boy died as an infant]. Frank, the oldest, went to Texas when I was quite small [1851]; died at ripe old age of 99 years, 9 months, 21 days. There were 285 of his family at his funeral out of 315. Quite a number of great great grandchildren. He had 18 children to start with. Uncle John [Jefferson Culpepper], I think, lived to be 86 [87 based on Bible record], your grandfather [Daniel Peek Culpepper] died at 31 [25 based on Bible record], as also Uncle Joel [44 at death] and Uncle Jeff [this must be James I. J. Culpepper who died at age 40 since John Jefferson's death was noted above] not far from that age. Uncle [George] Washington died in his 93rd year [correct]. Uncle William [Henry died in] his 96th year [95th actually]. Elizabeth Dean died at about 75 [71 actually]. My father [Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper] was born in Edgefield, South Carolina and lived there until he was 7 years old. I remember hearing him state that before I was grown. My mother's father [Joseph Richard Culpepper] lived in Abbeville and the two families visited... what I have stated is absolutely correct as far back as my two great grandfathers. They [who? Is this an attempt to reconcile what he had learned from his father with the purported history?] claim there were two Lord Culpeppers and traced their lineage back to one of them. Anyway we are worthily descended, and you and I should endeavor to maintain the reputation of the family. With best wishes I remain your cousin. ___________________________Joseph Richard Culpepper
      Although his educational opportunities were limited, Joseph wrote with a fine artistic script, and loved to write colorful acrostics for his nieces and nephews, using their names as the subjects of the acrostics. Many have survived and are kept as keepsakes of "Uncle Joe." According to Mrs. Robert Joseph Culpepper, in a June 1977 letter, "in the First Methodist Church Pastor's Study is a framed copy of the first Board of Stewards which he [Joseph Richard Culpepper] did with his famous scroll work, beautiful." The following is a poem was written by Joseph Richard Culpepper: Divided I know the dream is over I know you cannot be In all the time to come the same That you have been to me. The color still is in the cheek The lustre in the eye, But ah! eve two have parted hands - Good-bye Not that I love you less For oh! my heart is sore Not that the lips that breathed your waived(? can't read), Are less fond than of you, But the unrelenting feet of time Have traveled on so fast! And soul from soul has grown away At last I think I just stood still For I had found my all But your rich life swept ever on Beyond my weak recall! And even although the voice rings sweet And clear the dear eyes shine I know no part of all thy wealth Is mine. What bridge can sad love build Across this gulf of change, Who needs must work with broken heart And fancies new and strange, Alas, it is too late The light fades down the sky, The hand slips slowly each from each Good-bye.
      Joseph Richard Culpepper's obituary appeared in the Times Recorder, Americus, GA, December 16, 1920: Children Lay Autumn Leaves On Bier of Man Who Loved Them An old man who loved children more than anything else in this world, died in Americus yesterday. Today the children he loved so well were present at his funeral at his invitation, conveyed through a friend to whom he entrusted it a few days before his death, and upon his bier they placed simple autumn leaves, just as he wished it--autumn leaves symbolic of the well rounded out and beautiful life that had yielded at last to the chills of the nightfall of life. That old man was Joseph R. Culpepper; the children were members of the public schools of the city, nearly all of whom knew him well. His death occurred at the home of his son, Charles A. Culpepper, on South Lee street, at 8:15 o'clock last night, ending an illness of three months, during most of which time he had been confined constantly to the house. He had been feeble for a considerably longer period, however. He was 80 years of age. I have asked you to come so that I might talk over with you some arrangements for my funeral, for I will not live but a short time, he told Mr. Furlow in substance. I want the superintendents of the various Sunday schools to be my pallbearers, and I want the children of the Sunday schools, whom I have loved so much and for whom I have worked so long, to attend my funeral and to pass by my coffin, and, in their own simple way, remember the old man to whom they meant so much. I do not want any flowers, but I would like them to lay autumn leaves on my casket as they pass by. If I could but know and realize it as I lay there with upturned lifeless face and as they were trudging by and looking down at me, I would be so happy. Mr. Furlow futilely tried to turn the subject, but promised his wishes would be carried out. After his message had been completed, the aged man calmly took up the discussion of business matters with members of his family, preparing for the end he knew was approaching. This morning Superintendent Mathis announced in a brief talk to each of the grades in the public schools the story Mr. Furlow had told him and the children touched by the devotion of their friend, flocked to the funeral this afternoon, in charge of Mrs. Annie Poole Walker, one of the teachers. At the church they found beautiful red-tinted oak leaves, freshly brought from the forest by Mr. Furlow, and at the proper time they filed silently and reverently past the coffin and, laying them, one by one over its top, fulfilled the wish strongest in Mr. Culpepper's heart as life departed. Mr. Culpepper had been a resident in Americus for 19 years.... His wife, who before her marriage was Miss Sarah Dean..., died 27 years ago, and the body will be taken Friday to Macon where it will be interred beside her in Rose Hill Cemetery.... Mr. Culpepper had been active all of his life in church work, being especially interested during many years in Sunday school work. He gave hand-illustrated talks to Sunday school children in all this section of Georgia, his activities in this department being interdenominational. He was especially beloved among the children of the Americus Sunday schools.... The funeral exercises were largely attended by Americus friends of Mr. Culpepper, many coming from surrounding towns where he was so well known and beloved. 

Family

Sarah Melvina Dean (23 May 1839 - 1893)
Marriage*11 Jun 1861 He married Sarah Melvina Dean at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 11 Jun 1861 at age 20. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 125, District 68, Pike Co., GA
    Lewis P. Culpepper, 33, M, Mill Wright, $400, SC
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 32, F, SC
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    Silviah A. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    Clarissy E. Culpepper, 2, F, GA
    Robert A. Vaughn, 6, M, GA
    Nancy Nabors, 76, F, SC.
  2. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 505 13 May 1858 issue.
  3. Captured at Vicksburg, MS, July 4, 1863.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Loachapoka, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 17-21, Page 321A (20 Jul 1870)
    J Culpeper, 29, M, Wh, Millwright, GA
    S Culpeper, 30, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    J Culpeper, 7, M, Wh, AL
    T Culpeper, 5, F, Wh, AL
    S Culpeper, 28, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Page 47A, Lee Co., AL
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 39, Carpenter, GA/GA/GA
    S. M. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 41, GA/---/GA
    J. W. E. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 17, AL/GA/GA
    E. T. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 15, AL/GA/GA
    C. T. S. A. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 8, AL/GA/GA.
  6. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
    photo original given to Lew Griffin by Joseph Albertus Griffin.
  7. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 14, Page 320B (9), Family 261, Macon. Bibb Co., GA
    Joseph W. E. Culpepper, Head, M, Feb 1863, 37, Md 18 yrs, AL/GA/GA, Cabinet maker
    Mary E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Nov 1861, 38, Md 18 yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Eva L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Feb 1891, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Father, M, Jan 1840, 60, Wid, GA/VA/VA, Carpenter.
  8. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 111, Page 3B, Family 56, Gen.com Img 182, 6 Lee Street, Americus, Sumter Co., GA
    Charles A. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md1-9 yrs, AL/GA/GA, RR Engineer
    Minnie G. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, md1-9 yrs, ch 3/3, GA/GA/AL
    Charles A. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, 7, S, GA/AL/GA
    Sarah M. Culpepper, Dau, F, 4, S, GA/AL/GA
    Robert Culpepper, Son, M, 2, S, GA/AL/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Father, M, 69, wd, GA/US/US, CSA Vet
    Loulie B. Green, Sister-in-law, F, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Jewelry saleswoman.
  9. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
  10. Tombstone.
  11. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 105, Page 3B, Family 56, Gen.com Img 182, 1422 Lee Street, Americus, Sumter Co., GA
    Charles A. Culpepper, Head, M, 47, md, AL/GA/GA, RR Engineer
    Minnie Culpepper, Wife, F, 44, md, GA/GA/AL
    Charles A. Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, GA/AL/GA
    Robert Culpepper, Son, M, 12, S, GA/AL/GA
    Louise Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, S, GA/AL/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Father, M, 79, wd, GA/SC/SC
    Eva Culpepper, Niece, F, 28, S, GA/AL/GA.
  12. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Joseph R. Culpepper, d. 15 Dec 1920 in Sumter Co., GA.

Sarah Melvina Dean

Female, #32255, (23 May 1839 - 1893)
Father*John Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Name Variation She was also known as Sallie.1 
Birth*23 May 1839 Sarah was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 23 May 1839. 
Residence*1840 Sarah resided at Talbot Co., Georgia, in 1840.2 
Census*1850 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1850. 
Census24 Sep 1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 24 Sep 1860. 
Marriage*11 Jun 1861 She married Joseph Richard Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 11 Jun 1861 at age 22. 
Married Name11 Jun 1861  As of 11 Jun 1861, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son11 Feb 1863 Her son Joseph W. Edward Culpepper was born on 11 Feb 1863 at Alabama
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Sarah, Joseph, Emma and Sylviah listed as a household member living with Joseph Richard Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Loachapoka, Lee Co., Alabama.3 
Birth of Son7 Mar 1872 Her son Charles T. S. Augustus Culpepper was born on 7 Mar 1872 at Lee Co., Alabama
Death of Father5 Jul 1879 Her father John Wesley Dean died on 5 Jul 1879 at Clay Co., Alabama
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Sarah was listed as Joseph Richard Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.4 
Death of Mother30 May 1883 Her mother Mary Elizabeth Culpepper died on 30 May 1883 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death*1893 She died at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, in 1893. 
Burial*1893 Her body was interred in 1893 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Alabama State Census: 1866 Tallapoosa Co., AL (1f in hh of J. R. Culpepper) \ Census: 1880 Lee Co., AL. \ED 89-55 (S. M. 41 GA in hh of Jos. R. Culpepper)\
      Sarah was known as "Sallie." 

Family

Joseph Richard Culpepper (15 Sep 1840 - 15 Dec 1920)
Marriage*11 Jun 1861 She married Joseph Richard Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 11 Jun 1861 at age 22. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. Cemetery records of Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb Co., GA
    Cabiness Ridge Section, Lot 17, Block 2 (Dates not provided):
    + J. W. E. Culpepper
    + Nettie Shivers Culpepper
    + Sallie M. Dean Culpepper.
  2. P 234 (1f <5 in hh of John W. Deam [Dean]).
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Loachapoka, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 17-21, Page 321A (20 Jul 1870)
    J Culpeper, 29, M, Wh, Millwright, GA
    S Culpeper, 30, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    J Culpeper, 7, M, Wh, AL
    T Culpeper, 5, F, Wh, AL
    S Culpeper, 28, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Page 47A, Lee Co., AL
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 39, Carpenter, GA/GA/GA
    S. M. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 41, GA/---/GA
    J. W. E. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 17, AL/GA/GA
    E. T. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 15, AL/GA/GA
    C. T. S. A. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 8, AL/GA/GA.

Sylviah Ann Culpepper

Female, #32256, (18 May 1842 - 22 Oct 1932)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Sarah Ann Culpepper (21 Nov 1817 - 29 Mar 1858)
Name Variation She was also known as Anna.1 
Birth*18 May 1842 Sylviah was born at Pike Co., Georgia, on 18 May 1842. 
Employment* Sylviah's occupation: housekeeper. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Clarissa, Martha, Sarah, Sylviah, Joseph and Sarah listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Pike Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Mother29 Mar 1858 Her mother Sarah Ann Culpepper died on 29 Mar 1858 at Pike Co., Georgia.3 
Census19 Sep 1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 19 Sep 1860. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Sarah, Joseph, Emma and Sylviah listed as a household member living with Joseph Richard Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Loachapoka, Lee Co., Alabama.4 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Sylviah was listed as a sister-in-law in Samuel Amsler's household on the 1900 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.1 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Sylviah was listed as a sister-in-law in Samuel Amsler's family on the 1910 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.5 
Death of Father4 Jun 1915 Her father Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper died on 4 Jun 1915 at Chambers Co., Alabama.6 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Sylviah was listed as a sister-in-law in Samuel Amsler's household on the 1920 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.7 
Photographed*say 1930 She was photographed say 1930 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas,
Left to right: Samuel Amsler, Sylvira Ann Culpepper, Martha Jane (Culpepper) Amsler.
Culpepper sisters
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Sylviah was listed as a sister-in-law in Samuel Amsler's household on the 1930 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.8 
Death*22 Oct 1932 She died at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas, on 22 Oct 1932 at age 90.9 
Burial*23 Oct 1932 Her body was interred on 23 Oct 1932 at McGregor City Cemetery, McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.10 
Biography*  Lewis P. Culpepper recorded his daughter's birth in his Bible: "Sylviah Ann Culpepper was born May the 18th 1842." Presumably she was named after her grandmother, Silvia Geiger. In the 1850 census, her name is given as "Silviah." But in the 1860 census her name was recorded as "Silvira A." In the 1900 census, she was listed as "Ann Culpepper" (May 1842 GA) and was living in the household of her brother-in-law, Sam Amler, in McLennan Co., TX. Her niece, Lena Amsler, wrote in a 29 Jun 1978 letter: Our Aunt Ann came to live with us when I was about six years old and took over the kitchen and cooking.... I can't remember that Auntie's name was Silvia - I never saw the name spelled but I heard it as Silvira - She always signed her name S. A. Culpepper - Looking back on her life, it must have been very dull & drab - I think she had no interest in anything but her church work - She was the permanent treasurer of the Women's Society. Everybody called her Miss Ann....
      Lena Amsler added in a 17 Sep 1978 letter that "Aunt Ann sang Alto in the Methodist church...." The death certificate (McGregor, McLennan Co, TX 43594 Registrar's No. 34) lists her name as "Sylvira Ann." She was listed as having been a housekeeper for 70 years. She continued to work until she was 86 years old. Dr. J. B. Brown listed the cause of death as "old age." Sylviah was 90 years 5 months and 3 days old when she died at the home of her sister, Mattie Amsler, in McGregor, TX. The name on the death certificate was "Sylvira Ann." She never married. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 87, Sheet 4B, Pg 168A, Pct 5, Gen, com Img 8, McGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Samuel Amsler, Head, M, Oct-1840, md-21 yrs, TX Switz Switz, Lumberman
    Martha J. (Culpepper) Amsler, Wife, F, Jul-1846, 53, md-21 yrs, Ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Samuel H. Amsler, Son, M, Oct-1879, 20, S, TX TX GA, Bkkppr
    Walter Amsler, Son, M, Mar-1881, 18, S, TX TX GA
    Cleaveland Amsler, Son, M, Aug-1884, 15, S, TX TX GA
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, May-1886, 14, S, TX TX GA
    Anna Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, May-1842, 58, S, GA SC SC.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 125, District 68, Pike Co., GA
    Lewis P. Culpepper, 33, M, Mill Wright, $400, SC
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 32, F, SC
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    Silviah A. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    Clarissy E. Culpepper, 2, F, GA
    Robert A. Vaughn, 6, M, GA
    Nancy Nabors, 76, F, SC.
  3. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 505 13 May 1858 issue.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Loachapoka, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 17-21, Page 321A (20 Jul 1870)
    J Culpeper, 29, M, Wh, Millwright, GA
    S Culpeper, 30, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    J Culpeper, 7, M, Wh, AL
    T Culpeper, 5, F, Wh, AL
    S Culpeper, 28, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 104, Sheet 6A, Pg 96A, Gen.com Img11, Mc Gregor, McLennan Co., TX
    S. Amsler, Head, M, 69, M1, md-32, Tx Switz Switz, Merchant-Hdware
    Martha Jane Amsler, Wife, F, 63, M1, md-32, ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Cleve Amsler, Son, M, 25, S, TX TX GA, Bkppr-Oil Mill
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, 23, S, TX TX GA, Teacher-PubSch
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 67, S, GA SC SC.
  6. Tombstone.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 142, Sheet 7B, Pct 5, 502 Sixth StreetMcGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Owns=Y, Farm=Y
    Sam Amsler, Head, M, 79, M, TX Switzerland Switzerland
    Martha J. Amsler, Wife, F, 73, S, GA SC SC
    Lena Amsler, Dau, F, 33, S, TX TX GA, School Teacher
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 77, S, GA SC SC.
  8. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 49, Sheet 13A, Pg 53, Pct. 5, McGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Own=$7000, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Sam Amsler, Head, M, 88, M, md@37, TX Switzerland Switzerland, Retired
    Lena Amsler, Dau, F, 43, S, TX TX GA, Teacher-Pub School
    S. A. Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 87, S, GA GA GA.
  9. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Sylvira Ann Culpepper, McLennan Co., Oct 22 1932, 43594.
  10. Tombstone.
    McGregor City Cemetery, McLennan Co., TX
    Ann Culpepper, age 90, died 1932.

Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper

Female, #32257, (26 Mar 1844 - 22 Jun 1890)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Sarah Ann Culpepper (21 Nov 1817 - 29 Mar 1858)
Birth*26 Mar 1844 Sarah was born at Pike Co., Georgia, on 26 Mar 1844. 
Employment* Sarah's occupation: dressmaker. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Clarissa, Martha, Sarah, Sylviah, Joseph and Sarah listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Pike Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother29 Mar 1858 Her mother Sarah Ann Culpepper died on 29 Mar 1858 at Pike Co., Georgia.2 
Census*19 Sep 1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 19 Sep 1860. 
Census1870 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Clay Co., Alabama, in 1870. 
Photographed*say 1875 She was photographed say 1875 at Clay Co., Alabama,
This appears to be a photo, on cardboard, which has then had some paint applied to it.3
Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper
1880 Census* Sarah was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Clay Co., Alabama.4 
Death*22 Jun 1890 She died at Good Hope (near Lineville), Clay Co., Alabama, on 22 Jun 1890 at age 46. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Old Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.5 
Biography* Census 1880 Ashland, Clay Co., AL \(Sarah E. Culpepper 32 GA SC SC dressmaker 1 of 7 boarders at Elizabeth R. Williams residence)\.
      Sarah Elizabeth was known as "Lizzie." Her father recorded her birth in his Bible: "Sarah E. Culpepper was born March the 26th 1844." Lewis Peek Culpepper also recorded her death: "Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper departed this life June 22nd 1889 age 45 years two months & 27 days" and yet she wrote a letter to her father dated "Jan 26th 1890." On p. 217 of Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama the dates on her tombstone are recorded as 26 Mar 1844 - 22 Jun 1899. No help. In a letter that Lewis Peek Culpepper wrote in 1898 he mentions that two of his children are dead which means that Sarah must have died before 1898. Both the tombstone and Bible record show that Sarah Elizabeth died on June 22nd. It is possible, since Sarah Elizabeth wrote the letter in January of a new year and was obviously not feeling well, that she confused the year. It is also possible that an aging Lewis Peek Culpepper made an error on the Bible record but he carefully calculated how old she would have been when she died based on a death year of 1889. Until further evidence is found, the following letter will have to be proof that she was still living in 1890. This is probably the last letter that Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Culpepper wrote to her father: _________________________Lineville Ala ______________________________Jan 26th 1890 Rev. L. P. Culpepper ______________________________Fredonia Ala Dear father _________________________I know you think I am a long time answering your letter I am ashamed of it But I think of you all just as often as if I were to write every day. I kept waiting to hear from the others I have never had a letter from Joe yet, I dont know what to think of him, I wrot to him last fall but got no answer. I got letters from Ann & Daniel last week. They were all as well as common at Matt's(?) but Ann herself said she had a severe pain in her shoulder. She had just got a letter from Ga. Said Emma Beekham (Aunt Jane's daughter) died sometime in Dec. with consumption. You know they lived in Macon. She went back to her mother's to die died the next day after she got there. Ann says she dont know what to think of You. Has not had a letter from you since last June. Daniel was well Said he had a nice time Christmas went out in the country & spent the week. Had a nice Christmas tree he got a good many presents on it next day they went on an Antelope Chase said he killed three. Said his girl was on a good horse & kept right by his side all the time. Said he had a letter from Wash the week before he wrote to me. Said he had been having a tough time with Chills. Did'nt say whether he was at the same place or not. There has been a great deal of sickness about in the country, especially about Ashland & Several deaths There. There were four burials there in two weeks of people that I knew Charley Wesley's wife, left eight children (He moved there last year) Jimmie Downing a grown young man (his mother was Nancy Carwile(?) Old Grandma Pace & Allen White's second daughter, between 13 & 14 years old. Allen came very near dying himself the Drs gave him out he had just got able to go about when Mary died She was down 5 weeks I think he down 7 or 8 They had Typhoid fever Several of Charley Wesley's family had it. I never heard of as much marrying in my life I could'nt begin to tell you of all that married. Among the number was Mattie Griffin & Neely Reeves, Rosalie Evans & Mr. McRibbens of Anniston, Taylor Hanes oldest daughter Hattie 15 years old & a Mr Reed that had moved to Ashland they were both going to school. Curn Miller had two daughter to marry one married Jim Liles son the other married Jesse Green John Allen Wood (Dore's(?) son) & Ellen Stubs & so many you dont know in this settlement & Ashland & Linville, Several children among them I believe they are all as well as common but myself I dont feel well at all I have the worst cough all I do for it dont seem to do anny good at all & such a soreness in my bowels breast & shoulders it nearly kills me to cough & I have the poorest appetite I ever had in my life I dont want a thing to eat They killed hogs here last week Clarissa made nice Soure liver pudding & sausage I didnt want a bite of it & I was always so foolish about it & I dont even want greens at all I hope I will get to feeling better & feel more like eating. Dora was at home last Sunday says she has a very good school Billy never did have their Gin whettied(?) they ginned 228 bales he says he wants you to come & whet it before next season They have a cotton seed Mill there now will begin to run next week. The Alliance bought it, going to make their own guanno be a great deal cheaper I do want to see you all so bad. Tell Julia & Maggie I listen to hear they are married too while the boom's up Much love to all Kiss the children for me Write soon I am always glad to hear from you all. Your loving daughter ______________________________Lizzie
      Lizzie died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clarissa Culpepper Griffin, in Lineville, AL. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jan 2004

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 125, District 68, Pike Co., GA
    Lewis P. Culpepper, 33, M, Mill Wright, $400, SC
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 32, F, SC
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    Silviah A. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    Clarissy E. Culpepper, 2, F, GA
    Robert A. Vaughn, 6, M, GA
    Nancy Nabors, 76, F, SC.
  2. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 505 13 May 1858 issue.
  3. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
    original currently in the possession of Lew Griffin.
  4. FHL Film 1254007, National Archives Film T9-0007, District 36, Ashland, Page 68A.
  5. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 217 '26 Mar 1844 - 22 Jun 1899'; death should be 1890.

Martha Jane Culpepper

Female, #32258, (31 Jul 1846 - 26 Mar 1926)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Sarah Ann Culpepper (21 Nov 1817 - 29 Mar 1858)
Name Variation She was also known as Mattie. 
Birth*31 Jul 1846 Martha was born at Pike Co., Georgia, on 31 Jul 1846. 
Employment* Martha's occupation: clothing maker. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Clarissa, Martha, Sarah, Sylviah, Joseph and Sarah listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Pike Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother29 Mar 1858 Her mother Sarah Ann Culpepper died on 29 Mar 1858 at Pike Co., Georgia.2 
Census19 Sep 1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 19 Sep 1860. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Margarette, Martha, Francis, Thomas, William, Mary and Elmira listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.3 
Photographed*say 1875 She was photographed say 1875.4
Martha Jane (Culpepper) Amsler
Marriage*4 Jun 1878 She married Samuel Amsler on 4 Jun 1878 at age 31.5
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amsler
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amler, earlier
Married Name4 Jun 1878  As of 4 Jun 1878, her married name was Amsler. 
Birth of Son11 Oct 1879 Her son Sam Houston Amsler was born on 11 Oct 1879 at Plantersville, Montgomery Co., Texas
Birth of Son17 Mar 1881 Her son Walter Scott Amsler was born on 17 Mar 1881 at Plantersville, Montgomery Co., Texas
Birth of Son26 Aug 1884 Her son Arthur Cleveland Amsler was born on 26 Aug 1884 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Martha was listed as Samuel Amsler's wife on the 1900 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.6 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Martha was listed as Samuel Amsler's wife on the 1910 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.7 
Death of Father4 Jun 1915 Her father Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper died on 4 Jun 1915 at Chambers Co., Alabama.8 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Martha was listed as Samuel Amsler's wife on the 1920 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.9 
Death*26 Mar 1926 She died at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas, on 26 Mar 1926 at age 79. 
Burial*circa 28 Mar 1926 Her body was interred circa 28 Mar 1926 at McGregor City Cemetery, McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas
Biography* Martha Jane Culpepper was known as "Mattie." Her daughter, Lena Amsler wrote of her in a 29 Jun 1978 letter: My mother came to Texas with a family named Crews or Cruze - maybe another spelling - photographers - She visited her uncle Frank [Francis G. Culpepper?] and found a congenial cousin, Georgia, who married somebody named Guthrie. My mother made both men's and women's clothes. I was told by Mamie Welhauser Guittard... that my uncle John Amsler fell in love with her but died with TB before he could marry her and requested my father to take care of her, which he very promptly did. 
Photographedsay 1930 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph say 1930 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas,
Left to right: Samuel Amsler, Sylvira Ann Culpepper, Martha Jane (Culpepper) Amsler.
Culpepper sisters

Family

Samuel Amsler (7 Oct 1841 - 4 Mar 1934)
Marriage*4 Jun 1878 She married Samuel Amsler on 4 Jun 1878 at age 31.5
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amsler
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amler, earlier
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 125, District 68, Pike Co., GA
    Lewis P. Culpepper, 33, M, Mill Wright, $400, SC
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 32, F, SC
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    Silviah A. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    Clarissy E. Culpepper, 2, F, GA
    Robert A. Vaughn, 6, M, GA
    Nancy Nabors, 76, F, SC.
  2. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 505 13 May 1858 issue.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 37-40 & 1-4, Pages 250A-B (22 Jun 1870)
    L P Culpepper, 53, M, Wh, Mill Wright, SC
    M Culpepper, 36, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    M J Culpepper, 33, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    F D Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, GA
    T J Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, AL
    W W Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, AL
    M E Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, AL
    A Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, AL.
  4. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
    orignal in the possession of Lew Griffin.
  5. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 87, Sheet 4B, Pg 168A, Pct 5, Gen, com Img 8, McGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Samuel Amsler, Head, M, Oct-1840, md-21 yrs, TX Switz Switz, Lumberman
    Martha J. (Culpepper) Amsler, Wife, F, Jul-1846, 53, md-21 yrs, Ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Samuel H. Amsler, Son, M, Oct-1879, 20, S, TX TX GA, Bkkppr
    Walter Amsler, Son, M, Mar-1881, 18, S, TX TX GA
    Cleaveland Amsler, Son, M, Aug-1884, 15, S, TX TX GA
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, May-1886, 14, S, TX TX GA
    Anna Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, May-1842, 58, S, GA SC SC.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 104, Sheet 6A, Pg 96A, Gen.com Img11, Mc Gregor, McLennan Co., TX
    S. Amsler, Head, M, 69, M1, md-32, Tx Switz Switz, Merchant-Hdware
    Martha Jane Amsler, Wife, F, 63, M1, md-32, ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Cleve Amsler, Son, M, 25, S, TX TX GA, Bkppr-Oil Mill
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, 23, S, TX TX GA, Teacher-PubSch
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 67, S, GA SC SC.
  8. Tombstone.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 142, Sheet 7B, Pct 5, 502 Sixth StreetMcGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Owns=Y, Farm=Y
    Sam Amsler, Head, M, 79, M, TX Switzerland Switzerland
    Martha J. Amsler, Wife, F, 73, S, GA SC SC
    Lena Amsler, Dau, F, 33, S, TX TX GA, School Teacher
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 77, S, GA SC SC.

Francis Daniel Culpepper

Male, #32259, (21 Oct 1859 - 10 Apr 1910)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Margarette R. Joyce Bateman (24 Jun 1833 - 29 Dec 1896)
DNA* Francis has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*21 Oct 1859 Francis was born at Georgia on 21 Oct 1859.1 
Residence*1860 Francis resided at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1860.2 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Margarette, Martha, Francis, Thomas, William, Mary and Elmira listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.3 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Francis was listed as a cousin in Orin Wilburn Albright's household on the 1880 Census at Luthersville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*8 Feb 1890 He married Mary Ellen Loter at Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Texas, on 8 Feb 1890 at age 30. 
Birth of Son6 Mar 1894 His son Otis Francis Culpepper was born on 6 Mar 1894 at Olympus, Childress Co., Texas.5 
Death of Mother29 Dec 1896 His mother Margarette R. Joyce Bateman died on 29 Dec 1896 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Photographed*say 1900 He was photographed say 1900 at Greer Co., Oklahoma.
Francis Daniel Culpepper
Birth of Son24 Jan 1900 His son William Lewis Culpepper was born on 24 Jan 1900 at Olympus, Childress Co., Texas
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Duke Twp, Greer Co., Oklahoma.6 
Photographedcirca 1902 He was photographed circa 1902 at Greer Co., Oklahoma,
Left to right: Matilda Margarette Culpepper, Otis Francis Culpepper, Mary Ellen Culpepper, Francis Daniel Culpepper, Rosa Mabel Culpepper, and William Lewis (Louis William) Culpepper in front of Mary Ellen (Loter) Culpepper.
Daniel Culpepper family
Birth of Son9 Jul 1905 His son James Harvey Culpepper was born on 9 Jul 1905 at Greer Co., Oklahoma
Birth of Son10 Aug 1907 His son Cecil Culpepper was born on 10 Aug 1907 at Greer Co., Oklahoma
Death of Son5 Oct 1908 His son Cecil Culpepper died on 5 Oct 1908. 
Birth of Son16 Aug 1909 His son Howard Hershel Culpepper was born on 16 Aug 1909 at Greer Co., Oklahoma
Death*10 Apr 1910 He died at Greer Co., Oklahoma, on 10 Apr 1910 at age 50.1 
Burial*circa 12 Apr 1910 His body was interred circa 12 Apr 1910 at Dryden Cemetery, Gould, Harmon Co., Oklahoma.1 
Biography* Francis Daniel Culpepper was known as "Dan." A granddaughter, Mrs. R L (Rita Boyett) Holland, wrote in a 25 Jul 1978 letter that the name on his tombstone is "Franklin Daniel Culpepper" but her mother, Mrs. Mary Ellen Culpepper Boyett, "remembers his [her father's] name as Francis Daniel.
      Dan seems to have been a high-spirited and adventuresome young man. His niece, Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd, in a 21 Aug 1978 letter, recalled a story about Dan when he was a teenager living at home: Mother [Mrs. J. H. (Julia Culpepper) Phillips] told us a story about Uncle Dan which made him a hero in our eyes. A man by the name of Hosey, about Uncle Dan's age, came by and asked Grandfather [Lewis P. Culpepper] for work. After talking with him for some time, he [Grandfather] decided to try him out. He was a good worker and he [Hosey] and Uncle Dan would hire out to other farmers to make money. Uncle Dan had a fine saddle horse he called Celam. Hosey would ride one of the other horses and they would go places and have dates together. About six months later, Uncle Dan got up one A.M. and Hosey was not there. He went to the barn looking for him and found that his horse Celam was also missing. He [Dan] quickly figured out that Hosey had stolen his horse and skipped out. He was very angry and set out to overtake him. He [Dan] took one of the horses and along the way would ask farmers if they had seen Hosey, describing him and the horse. Late in the P.M. he [Dan] would stop at a farmer's house, tell him about the horse thief and ask if he could leave his horse and borrow one of his so he could ride all night. The next A.M. he would check to see if he were on the right trail, tell his story and borrow a fresh horse for the day. Early on the third A.M. he came upon a farm house and saw a horse in the lot that looked like Celam. He whistled to him [the horse] and Celam stood up on his hind feet and answered him. Uncle Dan went to the door and asked the farmer if the man who rode that horse was there. The farmer said he was having breakfast and asked him in. When they got to the kitchen the farmer's wife said when the man heard your voice he ran out the back door. They looked out and Hosey was running as fast as he could headed for the woods. The farmer asked Uncle Dan if he wanted to go after him but he said no he just wanted his horse. They invited him to have breakfast and sleep for a while before starting home.
      Dan soon moved to Texas and became a cowboy there. Mrs. Otis Francis Culpepper wrote in a 24 Sep 1978 letter that "'Papa Dan' was a cowboy who helped with cattle drives from Texas to Kansas...." A niece, Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman, wrote in a 24 Sep 1978 letter about her family staying with Dan and his family: I remember the cold winter, snowy nights and of the stories he told us about the heavy snow storms he drove cattle through this part of Texas. He herded cattle for years. I thought he was some kind of "hero." I was a small child I think about six years old. He must have had an adventurous life. I loved him dearly.
      Another niece, Mrs. J. M. (Iva Culpepper) Cline, wrote 20 Dec 1978: Uncle Dan was a cowboy and helped settle up part of Texas and Oklahoma. I used to hear him tell about the narrow escapes they had with Indians trying to steal their horses and cattle.
      Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 26 Nov 1978 that she had visited Alsie Rutland in LaGrange, GA and added: He said years ago a group of Indians passed through and stopped at his place and wanted something to eat.... He found out they were from Oklahoma and he asked them if they knew Daniel Culpepper and they said yes, they had been in his house many times and that was the last news he ever had about Daniel....
      Mrs. Otis Francis Culpepper wrote in a 24 Sep 1978 letter that the family had Dan's 1873 Winchester bought in Dodge City, KS.
      At age 30, in 1890, he married Mary Ellen Loter, and took up the more settled life of a farmer. A niece, Mrs. J. M. (Iva Culpepper) Cline, in a 20 Dec 1978 letter, recalled a story Dan told about the time: He told about when he and his pal [Charlie Carroll?] decided to settle down and get married. They got on their horses and rode off and was going to stop at the first town they came to. So I think it was Quanah [in Hardeman County, or perhaps Kirkland, in Childress County], Tex., I'm not sure. At the edge of town they say two beautiful girls drawing water for the cattle at the well. Each decided which one they wanted. They spent the night there, went to work on the farm and they married the women at the well soon after that. Uncle Dan and Aunt Mollie went to Greer County and filed on some government land, that is how he acquired all that huge farm land.... Seemed strange that they lived in a small house. Uncle Dan had all kind of expensive farm equipment that money could buy. He raised horses, cattle, and most everything else. My father [Thomas Jefferson Culpepper] was fascinated when he fould out how easy it was to farm with all that up-to-date machinery."
      Around 1900 Dan bought 160 acres near what is now Gould, OK. According to a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Otis Francis Culpepper, the family moved from Texas to Oklahoma in March of 1900 and lived there until Dan's death in 1910. Mrs. Culpepper continued in a 24 Sep 1978 letter: After his marriage, he was a farmer but not a rancher, as he only had 160 acres of land and that was not enough for a ranch as there was no open range here as late as 1900 when he came to Oklahoma.
      Mrs. Otis Francis Culpepper wrote in a 16 Oct 1978 letter: This area [Gould, OK] became Oklahoma officially in 1896 after which people could "file" on land and after 5 years residence & certain improvements were made on the land, could own 160 A[cres] of land for a little more than $14.00 the cost of the court proceedings proving they had fulfilled their part of the contract. By late 1897 when my Grandfather Fancher came here, almost all the land had been claimed.... Grandfather [Francis Daniel] Culpepper had to buy someone's "claim" to the land by 1900, but I don't know who he bought out.... Grandfather had a two roomed house, a half dugout that joined it (it had two rooms, I think) and a cellar that was entered from the half dugout. Both the families [Dan's and his brother Tom's] lived in this one household for about a year or year and a half, but were not there when Grandfather died.
      Mrs. B. J. (Kathye Culpepper) Garrett wrote, in a 15 Aug 1978 letter, that "Dan Culpepper and all of his children are or were members of the church of Christ (not to be confused with the National Council of Churches of Christ)." In a 18 Jun 1979 letter Kathye added that Charlie Carroll "was a roving cowboy before he married, he and Granddad [Francis Daniel Culpepper] were good friends. He was with Granddad when he died. My dad [William Lewis Culpepper] lived with the Carrolls until he joined the Army. One of the Carroll daughters lives in Wilmington, TX...." 

Family

Mary Ellen Loter (14 Feb 1871 - 28 Jan 1916)
Marriage*8 Feb 1890 He married Mary Ellen Loter at Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Texas, on 8 Feb 1890 at age 30. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Dryden Cemetery, Harmon Co., OK, Submitted by Jeanette Coaly:
    F. D. Culpepper, 18 Oct 1860 - 10 Apr 1910, Father
    M. E. Culpepper, 14 Feb 1871 - 26 Jan 1915, Mother.
  2. P 811 (Francis D. 8/12 GA in hh of Lewis P. Culpepper).
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 37-40 & 1-4, Pages 250A-B (22 Jun 1870)
    L P Culpepper, 53, M, Wh, Mill Wright, SC
    M Culpepper, 36, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    M J Culpepper, 33, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    F D Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, GA
    T J Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, AL
    W W Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, AL
    M E Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, AL
    A Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, AL.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 188A (5), Family 89, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Ormin Albright, Self, M, Md, 26, AL, Farming, GA/NC/GA
    Emma (Culpepper) Albright, Wife, F, Md, 19, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Kettie Albright, Dau, F, S, 2, --- , GA/AL/GA
    Nellie Albright, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/AL/GA
    Dan Culpepper, Other (Cousin), M, S, 20, Laborer, GA/SC/GA.
  5. 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
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Sheet 2A, Pg 71, Gen.com Im-3, Dougherty, Duke, Greer Co., OK
    Daniel F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct-1858, 41, md-9 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Mary E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Feb-1871, 29, md-9 yrs, Ch 5/5, TX TX TX
    Maggie Culpepper, Dau, F, Jan-1892, 8, S, TX AL TX
    Odis F. Culpepper, Son, M, Mar-1894, 6, S, TX AL TX
    Rosa M. Culpepper, Dau, F, Oct-1893, 5, S, TX AL TX
    Mary E. Culpepper, Dau, F, Dec-1897, 2, S, TX AL TX
    Louis Culpepper, Son, M, Jan-1900, 4/12, S, TX AL TX
    William A. Pearce, Boarder, M, Jun-1825, illeg, M, UN, ME ME ME.

Mary Ellen Loter

Female, #32260, (14 Feb 1871 - 28 Jan 1916)
Father*William David Loter (18 Apr 1845 - 1 Jul 1935)
Mother*Matilda Margaret Alford (18 Nov 1847 - 28 May 1931)
Birth*14 Feb 1871 Mary was born at Dallas Co., Texas, on 14 Feb 1871.1 
Marriage*8 Feb 1890 She married Francis Daniel Culpepper at Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Texas, on 8 Feb 1890 at age 18. 
Married Name8 Feb 1890  As of 8 Feb 1890, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son6 Mar 1894 Her son Otis Francis Culpepper was born on 6 Mar 1894 at Olympus, Childress Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son24 Jan 1900 Her son William Lewis Culpepper was born on 24 Jan 1900 at Olympus, Childress Co., Texas
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Mary was listed as Francis Daniel Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Duke Twp, Greer Co., Oklahoma.3 
Photographedcirca 1902 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph circa 1902 at Greer Co., Oklahoma,
Left to right: Matilda Margarette Culpepper, Otis Francis Culpepper, Mary Ellen Culpepper, Francis Daniel Culpepper, Rosa Mabel Culpepper, and William Lewis (Louis William) Culpepper in front of Mary Ellen (Loter) Culpepper.
Daniel Culpepper family
Birth of Son9 Jul 1905 Her son James Harvey Culpepper was born on 9 Jul 1905 at Greer Co., Oklahoma
Birth of Son10 Aug 1907 Her son Cecil Culpepper was born on 10 Aug 1907 at Greer Co., Oklahoma
Death of Son5 Oct 1908 Her son Cecil Culpepper died on 5 Oct 1908. 
Birth of Son16 Aug 1909 Her son Howard Hershel Culpepper was born on 16 Aug 1909 at Greer Co., Oklahoma
Death of Spouse10 Apr 1910 Her husband Francis Daniel Culpepper died on 10 Apr 1910 at Greer Co., Oklahoma.1 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Mary was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Coralea, Harmon Co., Oklahoma.4 
Marriage1915 She married Tom F. Shrewder at Oklahoma in 1915. 
Married Name1915  As of 1915, her married name was Shrewder. 
Death*28 Jan 1916 She died at Greer Co., Oklahoma, on 28 Jan 1916 at age 44.1 
Burial*circa 30 Jan 1916 Her body was interred circa 30 Jan 1916 at Dryden Cemetery, Gould, Harmon Co., Oklahoma.1 
Biography* According to a granddaughter, Mrs. R L (Rita Boyett) Holland, in a 25 Jul 1978 letter, Mary Ellen was known as "Ellen" and Rita's mother, Mrs. W. A. (Mary Ellen Culpepper) Boyett, was named after her. In a 24 Sep 1978 letter, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Otis Francis Culpepper wrote: I think he [Francis Daniel Culpepper] and Mamma were married at Vernon, Texas but her people lived on a farm near Kirkland, Texas and later in Childress, Texas where a number of her relatives still live.
      Mrs. B. J. (Kathye Culpepper) Garrett wrote in an 9 May 1979 letter that "the Loters were opposed to grandmother's marriage." 

Family

Francis Daniel Culpepper (21 Oct 1859 - 10 Apr 1910)
Marriage*8 Feb 1890 She married Francis Daniel Culpepper at Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Texas, on 8 Feb 1890 at age 18. 
Children
Last Edited22 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Dryden Cemetery, Harmon Co., OK, Submitted by Jeanette Coaly:
    F. D. Culpepper, 18 Oct 1860 - 10 Apr 1910, Father
    M. E. Culpepper, 14 Feb 1871 - 26 Jan 1915, Mother.
  2. 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
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Sheet 2A, Pg 71, Gen.com Im-3, Dougherty, Duke, Greer Co., OK
    Daniel F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct-1858, 41, md-9 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Mary E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Feb-1871, 29, md-9 yrs, Ch 5/5, TX TX TX
    Maggie Culpepper, Dau, F, Jan-1892, 8, S, TX AL TX
    Odis F. Culpepper, Son, M, Mar-1894, 6, S, TX AL TX
    Rosa M. Culpepper, Dau, F, Oct-1893, 5, S, TX AL TX
    Mary E. Culpepper, Dau, F, Dec-1897, 2, S, TX AL TX
    Louis Culpepper, Son, M, Jan-1900, 4/12, S, TX AL TX
    William A. Pearce, Boarder, M, Jun-1825, illeg, M, UN, ME ME ME.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 123, Sheet 2B, Pg 190B, Gen.com Im-4, Coralea, Harmon Co., OK
    Mary E. Culpepper, Head, F, 38, WD, Ch 8/6, TX IL MO, Farmer
    Otis F. Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL TX
    Mary E. Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX AL TX
    Louis W. Culpepper, Son, M, 10, S, TX AL TX
    Harvy J. Culpepper, Son, M, 4, S, OK AL TX
    Howard H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6/12, S, OK AL TX
    Lee C. Headrick, Boarder, M, 24, S, OK SC TX, Laborer-Farm.

Samuel Amsler

Male, #32261, (7 Oct 1841 - 4 Mar 1934)
Father*Karl Konrad Amsler (28 Nov 1808 - 2 May 1874)
Mother*Anna Maria Leuenberger (s 1813 - )
Birth*7 Oct 1841 Samuel was born at Cat Spring, Austin Co., Texas, on 7 Oct 1841. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Samuel served in Co. G, Green's Cavalry Brigade and was the last surviving member of the Brigade. 
Death of Father2 May 1874 His father Karl Konrad Amsler died on 2 May 1874 at Waller Co., Texas
Marriage*4 Jun 1878 He married Martha Jane Culpepper on 4 Jun 1878 at age 36.1
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amsler
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amler, earlier
Birth of Son11 Oct 1879 His son Sam Houston Amsler was born on 11 Oct 1879 at Plantersville, Montgomery Co., Texas
Photographed*say 1880 He was photographed say 1880 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.1
Birth of Son17 Mar 1881 His son Walter Scott Amsler was born on 17 Mar 1881 at Plantersville, Montgomery Co., Texas
Birth of Son26 Aug 1884 His son Arthur Cleveland Amsler was born on 26 Aug 1884 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.2 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.3 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.4 
Death of Spouse26 Mar 1926 His wife Martha Jane Culpepper died on 26 Mar 1926 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas
Photographedsay 1930 He appeared as a brother-in-law in a family photograph say 1930 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas,
Left to right: Samuel Amsler, Sylvira Ann Culpepper, Martha Jane (Culpepper) Amsler.
Culpepper sisters
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.5 
Death*4 Mar 1934 He died at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas, on 4 Mar 1934 at age 92.6 
Burial*circa 6 Mar 1934 His body was interred circa 6 Mar 1934 at McGregor City Cemetery, McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas
Biography* According to notes by Lena Amsler, Cat Spring, where Samuel Amsler was born, is 12 miles southwest of Bellville, TX. The town got its name from a bobcat that was killed there. Lena Amsler wrote in a 19 Jun 1978 letter that her father had a saw mill in Plantersville, Montgomery Co., TX: He came here when the Santa Fe and Cotton Belt railroad crossed on a bare plain. Sam and Mama had malaria in the piney woods and Papa thought the prairie would cure malaria.
      In a 25 Jul 1978 letter, Lena noted that brother Sam had gone to work "for the lumber business which my father had established in the first year of the town's existence. In a 4 Nov 1974 article about a grandson, Sam Houston Amsler, Jr., on p. 6A of the Waco Tribune-Herald Mrs. S. H. (Margaret Harris) Amsler mentioned that "his [Samuel Amsler's] grandfather was one of the town's founding fathers."
      Lena Amsler wrote in a 25 Jul 1978 letter that her brother: [Sam] went to work in the bank in which my father was one of the original stockholders. The vault of the bank had been blown up by the son of its President, another original stockholder. My father then became President - a position he held until his death.
      In a 17 Sep 1978 letter Lena Amsler wrote: Neither my mother or father was musical although my father owned a violin which his father brought him from Switzerland.
      Mrs. Travis (Jacqueline Lorenz) McClinton recorded the following from the McGregor City Cemetery of Sam Amsler in a 29 Aug 1988 letter: S. Amsler 1841-1934 (Am/Lg)

MR. SAMUEL AMSLER, age 92, died Sunday, March 4, 1934, in McGregor. Mr. Amsler, who was of Swiss origin, was born October 7, 1841, in Cat Springs, Texas, on the Old Spanish Trail. He was the son of Carl Amsler and Mary Lowenberger, both born in Switzerland. He was associated with his father in the lumber business in Montgomery County, Texas, before enlisting in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Mr. Amsler was a member of Co. G, Green's Cavalry Brigade and was the last surviving member of the Brigade. When lots were sold here in 1882, and the town of McGregor laid out, Mr. Amsler was present and bought several lots. The next year he moved his family here and estabished a lumber yard which still stands. He organized the First National Bank of which he was President for 38 years, organized the local water system, and was instrumental in construction of the McGregor compress and oil mill. His children who survive are: Miss Lena Amsler, Walter Amsler, Sam Amsler, and A. C. Amsler. His wife, Martha Jane Culpepper preceded him several years (1846-1926). Burial was in McGregor Cemetery by

Amsler Funeral Home.McGregor Mirror: Mar 9 (1-6) 1934.

 

Family

Martha Jane Culpepper (31 Jul 1846 - 26 Mar 1926)
Marriage*4 Jun 1878 He married Martha Jane Culpepper on 4 Jun 1878 at age 36.1
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amsler
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amler, earlier
Children
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 87, Sheet 4B, Pg 168A, Pct 5, Gen, com Img 8, McGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Samuel Amsler, Head, M, Oct-1840, md-21 yrs, TX Switz Switz, Lumberman
    Martha J. (Culpepper) Amsler, Wife, F, Jul-1846, 53, md-21 yrs, Ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Samuel H. Amsler, Son, M, Oct-1879, 20, S, TX TX GA, Bkkppr
    Walter Amsler, Son, M, Mar-1881, 18, S, TX TX GA
    Cleaveland Amsler, Son, M, Aug-1884, 15, S, TX TX GA
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, May-1886, 14, S, TX TX GA
    Anna Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, May-1842, 58, S, GA SC SC.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 104, Sheet 6A, Pg 96A, Gen.com Img11, Mc Gregor, McLennan Co., TX
    S. Amsler, Head, M, 69, M1, md-32, Tx Switz Switz, Merchant-Hdware
    Martha Jane Amsler, Wife, F, 63, M1, md-32, ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Cleve Amsler, Son, M, 25, S, TX TX GA, Bkppr-Oil Mill
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, 23, S, TX TX GA, Teacher-PubSch
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 67, S, GA SC SC.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 142, Sheet 7B, Pct 5, 502 Sixth StreetMcGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Owns=Y, Farm=Y
    Sam Amsler, Head, M, 79, M, TX Switzerland Switzerland
    Martha J. Amsler, Wife, F, 73, S, GA SC SC
    Lena Amsler, Dau, F, 33, S, TX TX GA, School Teacher
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 77, S, GA SC SC.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 49, Sheet 13A, Pg 53, Pct. 5, McGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Own=$7000, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Sam Amsler, Head, M, 88, M, md@37, TX Switzerland Switzerland, Retired
    Lena Amsler, Dau, F, 43, S, TX TX GA, Teacher-Pub School
    S. A. Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 87, S, GA GA GA.
  6. Monyene Stearns and Pat Fehler, Deaths in Central Texas 1925-1934, .
    p. 126.

Thomas Jefferson Culpepper

Male, #32262, (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Margarette R. Joyce Bateman (24 Jun 1833 - 29 Dec 1896)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Thomas Jefferson Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*1 Sep 1861 Thomas was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 1 Sep 1861. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Margarette, Martha, Francis, Thomas, William, Mary and Elmira listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.1 
Census1880 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Marriage*2 Sep 1882 He married Avie Jane King at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 Sep 1882 at age 21. 
Birth of Son26 Jul 1885 His son Thomas Ardus Culpepper was born on 26 Jul 1885 at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Soncirca 1888 His son Herman Culpepper was born circa 1888 at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Soncirca 1890 His son Herman Culpepper died circa 1890 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.3 
Death of Mother29 Dec 1896 His mother Margarette R. Joyce Bateman died on 29 Dec 1896 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son6 Sep 1897 His son Lunus Culpepper was born on 6 Sep 1897 at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama.4 
Census1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Clay Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Birth of Son17 Sep 1905 His son Infant Son Culpepper was born on 17 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Death of Spouse19 Sep 1905 His wife Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Death of Son28 Sep 1905 His son Infant Son Culpepper died on 28 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.5 
Death of Father4 Jun 1915 His father Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper died on 4 Jun 1915 at Chambers Co., Alabama.6 
Photographedcirca 1918 He was photographed circa 1918 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.
Thomas Jefferson Culpepper and grandson James Morris Cline
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Lunus Culpepper named Thomas as his nearest relative when registering for the WW-I draft on 12 Sep 1918.4 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.7 
Employment* Thomas's occupation: General Mills. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Thomas was listed as a father-in-law in Sam Wade Ginnings's household on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.8 
Photographed*say 1945 He was photographed say 1945 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.9
Thomas Jefferson Culpepper
Death*22 May 1955 He died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 22 May 1955 at age 93.10 
Burial*23 May 1955 His body was interred on 23 May 1955 at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas
Biography*  Lewis P. Culpepper recorded his son's birth in the Family Bible: "Thomas Jefferson was born Sept the 1st 1861." The obituary states that he was born in Anniston, AL but his parents were recorded in the 1860 census in Raldolph Co., AL and are not known to have been associated with any place in Houston County. It is possible that the reference to Anniston, Houston Co, AL was an attempt to identify the largest metropolitan area near where Thomas Jefferson Culpepper was born. According to a 1976 article about his daughter, Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossmann, in the Pampa News, Mary is quoted as saying that while the family lived at Gibsonville near Ashland, Clay Co., AL, Thomas built "the most beautiful, spacious five-room log house with pine trees and magnolias in the back yard." After the family moved to Texas, Thomas talked about the house so much that one of his daughters, Exa, went back to see it after she was grown. "It was lovely," she said. In a 26 Jul 1978 letter, a daughter Mrs. J. M. (Iva Culpepper) Cline, wrote that when they visited the Ashland, AL area in 1919 "our mother's sister lived on the old farm where all the children were born...."
      In the early 1900's Thomas and family moved to Sabine Parish, LA, and Thomas's wife died there in 1905. Mrs. Otis Francis Culpepper wrote in a 16 Oct 1978 letter: Uncle Tom's folks came here about 1908, after the death of Uncle Tom's wife. Grandfather [Francis Daniel Culpepper] sent word for them to come and stay till Uncle Tom's health improved.
      Mrs. W. A. (Mary Ellen Culpepper) Boyette told her daughter, Mrs. R L (Rita Boyett) Holland, in a 25 Jul 1978 letter, that she remembered her Uncle Tom and his six children moving in with her father, Dan Culpepper and his family, in Shrewder, OK after the death of Tom's wife. Tom and his family stayed with his brother Dan for two years. Thomas's daughter, Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman, said Dan used to tell stories about his cowboy days, and as a small child she thought he was some kind of hero.
      According to Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman, in a 16 Aug 1978 letter, her father, Thomas, was "a quiet and reserved man, very devoted to his family. He had no hobbies but making we children 'walk the straight and narrow.' Ha! He was so strict with us, but so good to us. And provided for us, we never wanted for anything when we were at home."
      Thomas moved to Amarillo in 1908, and stayed there until 1921. According to an article about his daughter, Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman, in the 29 Feb 1976 Pampa News the family "moved to Pampa in 1921 at a time when there were no paved streets and the sidewalks were made of wood.... Mrs. [S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper)] Crossman's father went into business -- a candy factory and a confectionery." Exa wrote in a 20 Jul 1978 letter that "our candy store was called 'Pampa Confectionery.'" Exa worked there until she married in 1923. At some point Thomas sold the store and moved back to Amarillo. At the time of his retirement he was working for General Mills in Amarillo.
      The following funeral notice is from an unknown source: T. J. Culpepper Services Today Services honoring the memory of Thomas J. Culpepper, 93, were scheduled to be held at 4 P.M. today in Griggs Pioneer Chapel with the Rev. W.T. Newsome, Jr., Assistant Pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Named as Pallbearers were Dudley Grantham, Harold Swofford, Arch Rogers, Ed Allen, J.O. Lewis, and Glen Armstrong, and burial was to be held in Llano Cemetery. Mr. Culpepper died yesterday at 5:30 A.M. at his home, 1104 Lincoln. He had been a resident of Amarillo since 1908 and was a retired employee of General Mills here. He was born Sept. 1, 1861, in [Raldolph Co., AL near] Anniston, Ala. Surviving are two sons, T.A. Culpepper, Amarillo, and L. Culpepper, Hereford; four daughters, Mrs. S.W. Ginnings, and Mrs. Iva Cline, both of Amarillo, Mrs. Hattie Smith, Lockney, and Mrs. Spence Crossman, Pampa; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. 

Family

Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Marriage*2 Sep 1882 He married Avie Jane King at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 Sep 1882 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 37-40 & 1-4, Pages 250A-B (22 Jun 1870)
    L P Culpepper, 53, M, Wh, Mill Wright, SC
    M Culpepper, 36, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    M J Culpepper, 33, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    F D Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, GA
    T J Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, AL
    W W Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, AL
    M E Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, AL
    A Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, AL.
  2. 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
    Thomas Ardus Culpepper, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 33, born 26 Jul 1885, White, Car Inspector at P&SF Railway Co., Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Mrs. Nettie Culpepper-wife, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Tall height, Stout build, Gray eyes, dark hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.
  3. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
    from Exa or Iva.
  4. 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
    Lunas Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 21, born 6 Sep 1897, White, Candy maker at J. E. Bryant Company, Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Thomas J. Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Medium height, Medium build, Brown eyes, brown hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  6. Tombstone.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 199, Sheet 10B, Pg 159, 1101 S. Johnson St., Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 59, WD, AL AL AL, Car Inspector-RR
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 19, S, AL AL AL.
  8. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 13A, Pg 117, Pct. 1, 1002 S. Johnson, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Sam W. Ginnings, Head, M, 43, M, md@29, TX KY KY, Lay Linolium-Furn St
    Bessie (Culpepper) Ginnings, Wife, F, 36, M, md@22, AL GA GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Father-in-Law, M, 68, WD, GA TN TN, Bagman-Flourmill.
  9. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  10. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Thomas J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.

Avie Jane King

Female, #32263, (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Father*Rev. Vincent King (22 May 1832 - 25 Oct 1899)
Mother*Margaret (?) (s 1838 - )
Birth*26 Jun 1864 Avie was born at Wedowee, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 26 Jun 1864. 
Marriage*2 Sep 1882 She married Thomas Jefferson Culpepper at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 Sep 1882 at age 18. 
Married Name2 Sep 1882  As of 2 Sep 1882, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son26 Jul 1885 Her son Thomas Ardus Culpepper was born on 26 Jul 1885 at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Birth of Soncirca 1888 Her son Herman Culpepper was born circa 1888 at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Soncirca 1890 Her son Herman Culpepper died circa 1890 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Son6 Sep 1897 Her son Lunus Culpepper was born on 6 Sep 1897 at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama.3 
Death of Father25 Oct 1899 Her father Rev. Vincent King died on 25 Oct 1899 at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama
Census*1900 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Clay Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Birth of Son17 Sep 1905 Her son Infant Son Culpepper was born on 17 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Death*19 Sep 1905 She died at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, on 19 Sep 1905 at age 41. 
Burial*circa 21 Sep 1905 Her body was interred circa 21 Sep 1905 at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana

Family

Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Marriage*2 Sep 1882 She married Thomas Jefferson Culpepper at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 Sep 1882 at age 18. 
Children
Last Edited18 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. 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
    Thomas Ardus Culpepper, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 33, born 26 Jul 1885, White, Car Inspector at P&SF Railway Co., Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Mrs. Nettie Culpepper-wife, 1006 E. 5th, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Tall height, Stout build, Gray eyes, dark hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.
  2. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
    from Exa or Iva.
  3. 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
    Lunas Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, 21, born 6 Sep 1897, White, Candy maker at J. E. Bryant Company, Amarillo, Texas; Nearest relative: Thomas J. Culpepper, 610 Johnson St, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas. Medium height, Medium build, Brown eyes, brown hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.

William Washington Culpepper M.D.

Male, #32264, (18 Aug 1864 - 29 Mar 1895)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Margarette R. Joyce Bateman (24 Jun 1833 - 29 Dec 1896)
Multiple Birth* William was born a twin. 
Birth*18 Aug 1864 William was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 Aug 1864. 
Employment* William's occupation: physician. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Margarette, Martha, Francis, Thomas, William, Mary and Elmira listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.1 
Census1880 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Death*29 Mar 1895 He died at Wood Co., Texas, on 29 Mar 1895 at age 30. 
Burial* His body was interred at Hopewell Cemetery, Wood Co., Texas
Biography* William Washington Culpepper was known as "Wash." Lewis P. Culpepper recorded the birth of the twins in his Bible: "William Washington & Mary E was born Aug the 18th 1864." Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 26 Nov 1978 that Alsie Rutland told her that "Washington Culpepper, Wash as he called him, was a doctor. Mrs. R. E. (Connie Rutland) Ausec, the great-granddaughter of William Washington's twin sister, Mary E. Culpepper, wrote in a 5 Sep 1978 letter that "he left for Texas when he was 17 or 18 yrs. old.... He died of pneumonia," apparently after having become a medical doctor and "his medical books were sent back" when he died, and his twin, Mary E. or "Mollie got one of them, and became the Doctor for the community." Lewis P. Culpepper recorded his son's death in the Family Bible: "W. W. Culpepper Died March 30th 1895 age 30 years Seven months and 11 days." According to vol. 4 of Wood County Texas Cemeteries "Dr. W. W. Culpepper" 18 Aug 1864 - 29 Mar 1895 was listed as having buried in Hopewell Cemetery. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 37-40 & 1-4, Pages 250A-B (22 Jun 1870)
    L P Culpepper, 53, M, Wh, Mill Wright, SC
    M Culpepper, 36, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    M J Culpepper, 33, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    F D Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, GA
    T J Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, AL
    W W Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, AL
    M E Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, AL
    A Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, AL.

Mary Emily Culpepper

Female, #32265, (18 Aug 1864 - 20 Jul 1943)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Margarette R. Joyce Bateman (24 Jun 1833 - 29 Dec 1896)
Multiple Birth* Mary was born a twin. 
Birth*18 Aug 1864 Mary was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 Aug 1864. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Margarette, Martha, Francis, Thomas, William, Mary and Elmira listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.1 
Census1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Marriage*9 Dec 1886 She married William Henry Rutland at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 9 Dec 1886 at age 22. 
Married Name9 Dec 1886  As of 9 Dec 1886, her married name was Rutland. 
Birth of Son26 Aug 1887 Her son William Harold Rutland was born on 26 Aug 1887 at State Line Road, Standing Rock, Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son1888 Her son Ernest Clarence Rutland was born in 1888 at State Line Road, Standing Rock, Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son1 Dec 1895 Her son Alsie Deural Rutland was born on 1 Dec 1895 at State Line Road, Standing Rock, Chambers Co., Alabama
Death of Mother29 Dec 1896 Her mother Margarette R. Joyce Bateman died on 29 Dec 1896 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Photographed*circa 1897 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph circa 1897 at Chambers Co., Alabama,
Left to Right: Alsie Deural Rutland (in father's lap), William Henry Rutland, William Harold Rutland, Ernest Clarence Rutland, Mary Emily Culpepper (Mrs. W. H. Rutland.)
William H. Rutland family
Census1900 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Hickory Flat, Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Death of Father4 Jun 1915 Her father Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper died on 4 Jun 1915 at Chambers Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Spouse31 Jul 1920 Her husband William Henry Rutland died on 31 Jul 1920 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Death*20 Jul 1943 She died at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 20 Jul 1943 at age 78. 
Burial* Her body was interred at State Line Cemetery, Chambers Co., Alabama
Biography* Census: 1910 Hickory Flat, Chambers Co, AL. \Pct 1 ED 14 Sheet 4 #81 (Mary E. 45 AL GA GA m1/23 3 children/3 living in hh of Wm. H. Rutland).\
      Mary was known as "Mollie." Her father recorded the birth of the twins: "William Washington & Mary E was born Aug the 18th 1864." A great-granddaughter, Mrs. R. E. (Connie Rutland) Ausec, in a 5 Sep 1978 letter recorded Mary's name as "Mary Emily" and also noted her nicknames as "Mollie" and "Granny Rutland." A granddaughter, Mrs. A. W. (Irene Rutland) Traylor, recorded the name as "Mollie Elizabeth" in a 21 Mar 1979 letter. Mrs. R. E. (Connie Rutland) Ausec continued in the 5 Sep 1978 letter, with information about the twins: when William Washington Culpepper died, "his medical books were sent back" and "Mollie got one of them and became the Doctor for the community." Mary E. was noted as "Mollie" with her husband, Wm. H. Rutland, and her children in the 1900 census of Hickory Flat, Chambers Co, AL.
      Mrs. Melvin (Essie Bryant) Moore wrote in a 17 Jun 1979 letter: Grannie Mira [Mrs. R. R. (Elmira Culpepper) Rutland] used to spend time in the summers with Aunt Mollie. They would can berries, fruits, and vegetables and do lots of fishing. They had a great time together.
      A niece, Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd noted in a 12 Apr 1979 letter: "I can remember aunt Mollie well.... She did like to fish and she said she took a pistol with her." Mrs. J. W. (Lena Whatley) DeVaughn wrote 2 Jan 1979: Aunt Mollie Rutland carried her pistol with her wherever she went. Was a good shooter. Never missed what she shot at. Wasn't afraid of anything....
      Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote, 26 Nov 1978, that she met Mrs. Harvey Boone at the church next to where Rev. Lewis P. Culpepper is buried. Mrs. Boone knew Mrs. W. H. ("Mollie" Culpepper) Rutland and: She said she used to go fishing with Mollie. She said Mollie was a small person, a little tad, said she wasn't afraid of a thing, said she carried a pistol in her pocket most of the time, said she could hit anything she wanted to with that pistol. Mrs. Boone said Mollie couldn't stand her father-in-law and didn't want to be buried near his, grave, but she was. Mollie & [Mrs. R. R.(] Mira [Culpepper) Rutland] married brothers and were all buried there [State Line Cemetery, Chambers Co., AL]. Mira and her husband didn't have any engraving on their stones....
      Although Mollie is supposed to be buried in State Line Congregational Christian Church Cemetery with her parents, no stone was recorded in the 1990 edition of A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama.  

Family

William Henry Rutland (11 Dec 1858 - 31 Jul 1920)
Marriage*9 Dec 1886 She married William Henry Rutland at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 9 Dec 1886 at age 22. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 37-40 & 1-4, Pages 250A-B (22 Jun 1870)
    L P Culpepper, 53, M, Wh, Mill Wright, SC
    M Culpepper, 36, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    M J Culpepper, 33, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    F D Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, GA
    T J Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, AL
    W W Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, AL
    M E Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, AL
    A Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, AL.
  2. Tombstone.

William Henry Rutland

Male, #32266, (11 Dec 1858 - 31 Jul 1920)
Father*William Henry Rutland (30 Nov 1832 - 27 Jul 1897)
Mother*Marion Haseltine Freeman (10 Feb 1837 - 9 Jul 1914)
Birth*11 Dec 1858 William was born at Alabama on 11 Dec 1858. 
Marriage*9 Dec 1886 He married Mary Emily Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 9 Dec 1886 at age 27. 
Birth of Son26 Aug 1887 His son William Harold Rutland was born on 26 Aug 1887 at State Line Road, Standing Rock, Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son1888 His son Ernest Clarence Rutland was born in 1888 at State Line Road, Standing Rock, Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son1 Dec 1895 His son Alsie Deural Rutland was born on 1 Dec 1895 at State Line Road, Standing Rock, Chambers Co., Alabama
Photographedcirca 1897 He appeared as a husband in a family photograph circa 1897 at Chambers Co., Alabama,
Left to Right: Alsie Deural Rutland (in father's lap), William Henry Rutland, William Harold Rutland, Ernest Clarence Rutland, Mary Emily Culpepper (Mrs. W. H. Rutland.)
William H. Rutland family
Death of Father27 Jul 1897 His father William Henry Rutland died on 27 Jul 1897 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Census*1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Hickory Flat, Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Census1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Hickory Flat, Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
Death of Mother9 Jul 1914 His mother Marion Haseltine Freeman died on 9 Jul 1914 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Death*31 Jul 1920 He died at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 31 Jul 1920 at age 61. 
Biography* Mrs. R. E. (Connie Rutland) Ausec, in a 5 Sep 1978 letter, recorded her great grandfather's name as William Henry Rutland and noted that he was known as "Bill." She then recorded her grandfather's name as "William Harold Rutland." A granddaughter, Mrs. Irene Rutland Traylor, in a 21 Mar 1979 letter recorded her grandfather's name as "William Harold Rutland." She also gave "William Harold Rutland" as the name of the oldest son, her uncle. 

Family

Mary Emily Culpepper (18 Aug 1864 - 20 Jul 1943)
Marriage*9 Dec 1886 He married Mary Emily Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 9 Dec 1886 at age 27. 
Children
Last Edited12 Apr 2008

Elmira Culpepper

Female, #32267, (12 Oct 1866 - 10 Nov 1949)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Margarette R. Joyce Bateman (24 Jun 1833 - 29 Dec 1896)
Birth*12 Oct 1866 Elmira was born at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 12 Oct 1866. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Margarette, Martha, Francis, Thomas, William, Mary and Elmira listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.1 
Census1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Marriage*7 Apr 1887 She married Richard Reddick Rutland at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 7 Apr 1887 at age 20.2 
Married Name7 Apr 1887  As of 7 Apr 1887, her married name was Rutland. 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1890 Her son Morris P. Rutland was born on 15 Jul 1890 at Alabama
Death of Mother29 Dec 1896 Her mother Margarette R. Joyce Bateman died on 29 Dec 1896 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Census1900 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Death of Father4 Jun 1915 Her father Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper died on 4 Jun 1915 at Chambers Co., Alabama.3 
Death of Spouse13 Jan 1918 Her husband Richard Reddick Rutland died on 13 Jan 1918 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Death of Son22 Jun 1937 Her son Morris P. Rutland died on 22 Jun 1937 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia
Death*10 Nov 1949 She died at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia, on 10 Nov 1949 at age 83. 
Burial* Her body was interred at State Line Cemetery, Chambers Co., Alabama
Biography* Lewis P. Culpepper recorded his daughter's birth in his Bible: "Elmira was born Oct the 12th 1866." She was known as "Mira." The 1910 census (ED 14, Sheet 6, Pct 1, #117) of Hickory Flat, Chambers Co., AL records the information that Elmira was 44 years old and she and R. R. Rutland had been married for 23 years and she had had 6 children, three of whom were still living in 1910. Only five of these children have been accounted for at this time. Elmira's father, Lewis P. Culpepper, was also staying with the family. The following is from a 17 Jun 1979 letter from Mrs. Melvin (Essie Bryant) Moore, Mira's granddaughter: Grannie lived with my mother [Mrs. E. L. (Dennie Rutland) Bryant] and father [Earnest Bryant] from the time they were married until her death. She spent her life doing things for us. I never knew her to go any place other than to Aunt Mollie's and to her son's and daughter's homes except to the movies. My father worked at a theater for a time and we were invited by the owner to come as often as we wanted to. Grannie enjoyed going very much. She was an excellent seamstress and cook. She took pleasure in putting finishing touches on our clothes and making our favorite dishes. I suppose that she knew how to do just about everything around a home. I remember that she would build a fine chicken coop, make soap, repair the sewing machine, and fix the clock. She was totally unselfish. I shall never forget one thing that she did for me. During the depression, I outgrew my winter coat. I had a good distance to walk to school and this particular winter was very severe. With no hesitation, she got her coat out and began to work. She cut her coat up and made one to fit me! Grannie was very unpretentious. From the time I first remember her until her death (about 26 years) she never changed the way she dressed. All of her dresses were made very plain with long sleeves and reached to her ankles. She always wore an apron when she was at home. She wore a very plain black hat a few times, but usually she wore a bonnet. When Grannie returned from a visit to Aunt Mollie's [Mira's sister, Mary E. Culpepper Rutland] or to her daughter Hassie's, my sister and I had great fun unpacking her bag. She always had little surprises for both of us tucked in among her clothes. I wish that you could have known her. She was a great lady.
     There is no record of Elmira's burial in State Line Cemetery in the 1990 edition of A Survey of Cemeteries in Chamber's County, Alabama. Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 26 Nov 1978 that Mira and her husband, R. R. Rutland didn't have any engraving on their stones. 

Family

Richard Reddick Rutland (Sep 1860 - 13 Jan 1918)
Marriage*7 Apr 1887 She married Richard Reddick Rutland at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 7 Apr 1887 at age 20.2 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 37-40 & 1-4, Pages 250A-B (22 Jun 1870)
    L P Culpepper, 53, M, Wh, Mill Wright, SC
    M Culpepper, 36, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    M J Culpepper, 33, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    F D Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, GA
    T J Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, AL
    W W Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, AL
    M E Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, AL
    A Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, AL.
  2. Marriage Records 1861-1890 of Chambers County Alabama Vol II, Genealogical Society of East AL, Inc., 1974.
    p 320 Marriage Book 8 p 414a 'Ricks Rutland' & 'Elvira Culpepper.'
  3. Tombstone.

Richard Reddick Rutland

Male, #32268, (Sep 1860 - 13 Jan 1918)
Father*William Henry Rutland (30 Nov 1832 - 27 Jul 1897)
Mother*Marion Haseltine Freeman (10 Feb 1837 - 9 Jul 1914)
Birth*Sep 1860 Richard was born at Standing Rock, Chambers Co., Alabama, in Sep 1860. 
Employment* Richard's occupation: farmer. 
Marriage*7 Apr 1887 He married Elmira Culpepper at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 7 Apr 1887 at age 26.1 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1890 His son Morris P. Rutland was born on 15 Jul 1890 at Alabama
Death of Father27 Jul 1897 His father William Henry Rutland died on 27 Jul 1897 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Census*1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Census1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Hickory Flat, Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
Death of Mother9 Jul 1914 His mother Marion Haseltine Freeman died on 9 Jul 1914 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Death*13 Jan 1918 He died at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 13 Jan 1918 at age 57. 
Burial* His body was interred at State Line Cemetery, Chambers Co., Alabama
Biography* A granddaughter, Mrs. E. M. (Essie Bryant) Moore, noted the name as Redrick in a 19 Jul 1979 listing. 

Family

Elmira Culpepper (12 Oct 1866 - 10 Nov 1949)
Marriage*7 Apr 1887 He married Elmira Culpepper at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 7 Apr 1887 at age 26.1 
Children
Last Edited29 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. Marriage Records 1861-1890 of Chambers County Alabama Vol II, Genealogical Society of East AL, Inc., 1974.
    p 320 Marriage Book 8 p 414a 'Ricks Rutland' & 'Elvira Culpepper.'

Julia Matilda Culpepper

Female, #32269, (26 Dec 1871 - 26 Jul 1962)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Margarette R. Joyce Bateman (24 Jun 1833 - 29 Dec 1896)
Birth*26 Dec 1871 Julia was born at Lee Co., Alabama, on 26 Dec 1871. 
Census*1880 She was in the in 1880 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Marriage*4 Sep 1892 She married John Henry Phillips at Lee Co., Alabama, on 4 Sep 1892 at age 20. 
Married Name4 Sep 1892  As of 4 Sep 1892, her married name was Phillips. 
Birth of Son9 Nov 1896 Her son Klien Phillips was born on 9 Nov 1896 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Mother29 Dec 1896 Her mother Margarette R. Joyce Bateman died on 29 Dec 1896 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Census1900 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Birth of Son31 May 1901 Her son John Thomas Phillips was born on 31 May 1901 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son1 Sep 1907 Her son John Lewis Phillips was born on 1 Sep 1907 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son15 Jul 1909 Her son Guy Handley Phillips was born on 15 Jul 1909 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son5 Apr 1912 Her son Robert Velpeau Phillips was born on 5 Apr 1912 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Father4 Jun 1915 Her father Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper died on 4 Jun 1915 at Chambers Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Spouse4 Dec 1921 Her husband John Henry Phillips died on 4 Dec 1921 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*26 Jul 1962 She died at Lake Wales, Polk Co., Florida, on 26 Jul 1962 at age 90. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* Lewis P. Culpepper recorded Julia's birth in his Bible: "Julia M. was born Dec the 26th 1871." Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Dodd) Phillips wrote in a 26 Jul 1978 letter: My mother's middle name was Matilda. I am not sure she was born in Lee county. She spoke of Clay county often and I suppose I got it in my mind that she was born in Clay county.
      James Burie Clegg wrote 23 Aug 1979 that he had met with J. Hugh Dodd whose wife, Margaret Phillips, is the daughter of Julia Culpepper Phillips, and reported that "Julia was born in Randolph County, Alabama, so Mr. Dodd says." However, Julia was recorded in Clay County in the 1880 census, which is the first after her birth.
      Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 4 Jan 1979: I saw Julie when I was a child.... I remember Julie as being a little tall, very graceful and dignified looking and dressed nice. She had dark hair, pulled on top of her head. Most women in those days wore their hair like that....
      Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Dodd) Phillips wrote in a 21 Aug 1978 letter: My mother and father were the most dedicated and unselfish people I will ever know. Their lives were devoted to making a happy home for us and doing good deeds for friends and neighbors who were in need. When mother was young, she must have read every book she could lay hands on. She must have memorized half of Edgar Allen Poe's poems. When we were small and she was mending, sewing or ironing she would tell us stories or recite poems to us. Once she said when J. T. was just learning to talk, she finished a story and J.T. said "Mama, talk some more." At times she would make up a story and, if one of us had misbehaved, she would weave that into the story and the guilty party would always say "Now you're talking about me aren't you?".... Mother sang to us also and she had a lovely alto voice.
      In a 9 Oct 1978 letter, Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd continued: The only herb mother used was sassafras. She said it was a good spring tonic. When we were on the farm, some of us kids would go up on the hill where the sassafras was so plentiful and dig up some roots. She would wash them and then boil them. It made a delicious tea by adding a little sugar. I have bought roots several times at the grocery stores and made tea but it isn't good. It doesn't have a good taste like the roots from those red clay hills in Ala.
      Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 26 Nov 1978: Mrs. [Harvey] Boone told us that Julie Phillips and her husband were buried just north of Standing Rock in a community called "Bacon Level...." 

Family

John Henry Phillips (15 Oct 1869 - 4 Dec 1921)
Marriage*4 Sep 1892 She married John Henry Phillips at Lee Co., Alabama, on 4 Sep 1892 at age 20. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jul 2009

Citations

  1. 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
  2. Tombstone.

John Henry Phillips

Male, #32270, (15 Oct 1869 - 4 Dec 1921)
Birth*15 Oct 1869 John was born at Georgia on 15 Oct 1869. 
Marriage*4 Sep 1892 He married Julia Matilda Culpepper at Lee Co., Alabama, on 4 Sep 1892 at age 22. 
Birth of Son9 Nov 1896 His son Klien Phillips was born on 9 Nov 1896 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama
Census*1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Birth of Son31 May 1901 His son John Thomas Phillips was born on 31 May 1901 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son1 Sep 1907 His son John Lewis Phillips was born on 1 Sep 1907 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son15 Jul 1909 His son Guy Handley Phillips was born on 15 Jul 1909 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son5 Apr 1912 His son Robert Velpeau Phillips was born on 5 Apr 1912 at Bacon Level, Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
Death*4 Dec 1921 He died at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 4 Dec 1921 at age 52. 
Burial* His body was interred at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd wrote in a 26 Jul 1978 letter: My father owned a 123 acre farm in the little village of Bacon Level and we were all born on the farm.
Mrs. Dodd continued in a 21 Aug 1978 letter: When my father was working around the house, I followed him like a shadow. The other kids said I was his pet. I think it was because I was the youngest daughter, the runt in the family.... Father had a sister Mollie who lived about 10 miles from us. During the summer sometime and during the Christmas holidays, he would take me and we would visit Aunt Mollie and Uncle Jim for a couple of days. What I enjoyed most was our singing together. He had a beautiful tenor voice and we sang church hymns just about all the way.... For years, all the preachers at the church were big fat men. They usually stayed Saturday night with us and we loved all of them because they gave us so much attention. Preacher Brannen once was asking us what we would like to be when we grew up. Lewis always wanted to be a banker, the others a policeman or fireman, and I wanted to be a school teacher. Finally he asked J. T. what he would like to be and he said, "Well, I'm not sure but if I can get fat enough I might be a preacher." He thought that was the only qualification for a preacher. 

Family

Julia Matilda Culpepper (26 Dec 1871 - 26 Jul 1962)
Marriage*4 Sep 1892 He married Julia Matilda Culpepper at Lee Co., Alabama, on 4 Sep 1892 at age 22. 
Children
Last Edited5 Jul 2009

Citations

  1. 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

Margaret Joyce Culpepper

Female, #32271, (16 Aug 1875 - 4 Dec 1968)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Margarette R. Joyce Bateman (24 Jun 1833 - 29 Dec 1896)
Birth*16 Aug 1875 Margaret was born at Alabama on 16 Aug 1875. 
Census*1880 She was in the in 1880 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother29 Dec 1896 Her mother Margarette R. Joyce Bateman died on 29 Dec 1896 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Photographed*say 1897 She was photographed say 1897.
Margaret Joyce Culpepper
Marriage*24 Nov 1897 She married George Robert Trimble at Lee Co., Alabama, on 24 Nov 1897 at age 22. 
Married Name24 Nov 1897  As of 24 Nov 1897, her married name was Trimble. 
Census1900 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Death of Father4 Jun 1915 Her father Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper died on 4 Jun 1915 at Chambers Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Spouse15 Jan 1940 Her husband George Robert Trimble died on 15 Jan 1940 at Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Death*4 Dec 1968 She died at Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 4 Dec 1968 at age 93. 
Biography* Margaret Joyce Culpepper was known as "Maggie." Lewis P. Culpepper recorded her birth in his Bible: "Margrett was born August the 16th 1875." Mrs. Charles (Margaret Whatley) Lee wrote 4 Jan 1979 that "Maggie wasn't as tall [as her sister, Julia] and was a little plump." A niece, Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd, wrote in a 21 Aug 1978 letter that "Aunt Maggie was a wonder also. She couldn't stand defeat. If something didn't work one way she tried another until it did work." Mrs. Dodd continued in a 20 Dec 1978 letter: They [Maggie & Bob Trimble] were a very happy couple and we loved them very much. When I was small and visited them, Aunt Maggie always made me a dress or two from some scraps left over from some of hers. I was so little it only took about two pieces the size of a fig leaf to make me a dress. She always put ruffles and lace on them and I felt the most dressed up kid in Camp Hill.
      Margaret remained young all of her life. She used to look after an "old lady" who was much younger than she was. When she was close to ninety she was still climbing up on her roof to clean leaves out of the gutter! Lena Amsler wrote in a 29 Jun 1978 letter about visiting Mrs. G. R. (Margaret Culpepper) Trimble: Aunt Maggie... was 92 then and her neighbor found her for us - when we didn't get a response to our knock on the door - under the house hunting a hen nest or something. She showed us all of her handiwork - bedspreads, pillows, etc. - as well as her carpentry work in the kitchen - I guess she could do anything.
      Maggie wrote the following letter apparently to her niece, Mary Erom Griffin: ______________________________Camp Hill Ala ______________________________Dec 17th [1949] Dear Erom I am sory to have kept you waiting but Lewis Phillips gave me a free trip to Fla through the country and of course I couldn't refuse as he was alone and I could be some company for him, were gone eleven days. I tolde the Poste mistress to forward all letters but no papers, but she didn't forward any thing so you letter came while I was gone. so I have only been back a few days and had some Christmas packages that had a long way to go and I had to get them off to arive by Christmas and several more I have to make and I am afraid they will be to late for Santa Claus. I was glad to hear from you and I know you are busy if you are keeping House and teaching too. I wish I could mak every thing plane and understanding about what little infermation I know I didn't memtion my Father's second marriage because I had no idea it would have anything to do with your getting into the Club as she was no relation to you, wrote in my other letter what the name of your Grand Mother Griffins mother was, but I will starte back at the begining and do my best to be understood. My grand Fathers name was John, he married a Galispy but I have forgotton what Father said her Christian name was, but the Galispys came from Irorland and settled in SC My Father was the youngest childe of the Family, he was born in Edgefield SC Aug the 25 1816, his Father and Mother moved to Monrow County Gorgia when he was 7 years olde, I do not know how many of their children came to Georgia with them. December the 12, 1839 he married Sara Ann Culpepper. Father said they were fourth cousins, her Father was called Dick Culpepper, that probably was a nick name, I have known people named Richard and nick named Dick. I don't remember ever hearing Father say what Dick Culpepper's wife's name was. Father and his first wife had five children, namely Joseph, Ann, Elzziebeth, Mattie, and Clarassa, your grand mother their mother died March 29th 1857. December 2nd 1858 Father married Margaret Batemon, my mother. She had 8 children, she died the 29 of January 1896. Oh I forgot to say your grand mother Griffins mother was burried in Georgia but I don't know where. My Father and Mother and all his first children and my 2 oldest brothers moved to Alabama about 1862 and I think they lived somewhere Close to Louina, now called Wadley when your grand Father and Mother Griffin married, I just remember hearing the older brothers and Sisters talk abought what happened at the places they lived and remembered hearing Mother say where her children were borned. My Father died june the 5th 1915 and was burried by my Mother at State Line Church in the North East Corner of Chambers County Alabama, less than a 1/2 mile from the line between Ala and Gorgia and 1 1/2 miles from the Line between Chambers and Randolph Co. Now about Father's Brothers, I went to visit your grand Mother Griffin in 1912 and Father was there visiting her and came back home with me and we stoped over in Wadley for Sunday and sunday night and monday morning in the Depot while waiting for our Train a man came up to Father and asked him if he had a brother named Joel, and said he was a great grand son of Joel Culpepper his name was Landkaster, and Father said his oldest brother was named Joel, I don't remember where they said he lived and died, his next brother was named Frank and married Eglentine Langley and moved to Sweetwater Tex, they had 15 children, I corrasponded with one of his daughters a while, and he died and she sent me a paper with a write up of his deth, and somehow I lost the paper but I remember he died either 1904 or 1905 he was 99 years 10 Months and 23 days olde, and his children, grand and great grand children and the inlaws nonbered 300 and 18, I am not so sure about the 18 but over 300 and some where in the teans. his next brother was Washington and lived in Meriwether County, Ga, that may not be the correct way to spell that county but you know by my letters that I am not a good Speller, I dont remember the name of the Town and dont rember when he died but he was over 98. I was a little childe, he allso had a brother named John that lived some where in Ga died when 60, his brother William lived at Louina, I saw him twice, he was passed 98 when he died he had a Sister that lived at Louina her name was Sarah. she married an Elliett she was about 99 when she died, the other sister was Betsie and married Wesley Dean & supose the Joseph O Dean must be one of her great grand sons that is all I remember about the family, except my Sister of Waverly Florida and myself is all our family that I know is living. brother Thomas was living last year but I have not heard from him this year. he lives in Amarilla Tex, and is 88 years olde. Julia has just moved to Fla about three months ago she has been living at Bessemer Ala she will be 78, the 26 of this month I was 74 the 16 of Aug I hope you will be able to get in the Club and I am glad to tell you what I know about the family but it is what I heard others say I was looking on the map since I came back from Florida and saw the name of your Town, we went pretty close to it. we spent the night in Valdasta going down and came back through Thomasville if you go down in Fla sight seeing and go to the singing Tower be sure to visit Julia at Waverly and her son Velpeau, (he is Called Red moste of the time) his address is R. V. Phillips 309 Lake shore Lake wales Fla, you can see the singing Tower from his House, he workd in the packing House at Waverly 7 miles from Lake Wales, Julia lives with her daughter Maggie she married Hew Dodd they own a store in Waverly, they would be glad to see you I would be glad for you to visit me but when you lived at Metumpka you was much closer and didn't come so I don't supose you will mak the effort now Wishing you a very mery Christmas and a happy new year and lots of ______________________________Aunt Maggie. 

Family

George Robert Trimble (1 Oct 1866 - 15 Jan 1940)
Marriage*24 Nov 1897 She married George Robert Trimble at Lee Co., Alabama, on 24 Nov 1897 at age 22. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Tombstone.

George Robert Trimble

Male, #32272, (1 Oct 1866 - 15 Jan 1940)
Father*William Martin Trimble (5 Nov 1826 - 17 Nov 1910)
Mother*Nancy Amanda Ross (29 Oct 1833 - 4 Apr 1907)
Birth*1 Oct 1866 George was born on 1 Oct 1866. 
Employment* George's occupation: carpenter. 
Marriage*24 Nov 1897 He married Margaret Joyce Culpepper at Lee Co., Alabama, on 24 Nov 1897 at age 31. 
Census*1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Death of Mother4 Apr 1907 His mother Nancy Amanda Ross died on 4 Apr 1907. 
Death of Father17 Nov 1910 His father William Martin Trimble died on 17 Nov 1910. 
Death*15 Jan 1940 He died at Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 15 Jan 1940 at age 73. 
Biography* Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd, a neice, recalled George Robert Trimble in a 21 Aug 1978 letter: Uncle Bob was my favorite uncle and the favorite of all the kids in Camp Hill. Whenever any of them broke a toy, they didn't cry, they just said I'll take it to Uncle Bob's shop and he will fix it. Unless he was on an urgent job he would take time out and fix it right then.... I always enjoyed going to the shop with Uncle Bob to watch him make the posts for bannisters on the lathe. It was so amazing to see him take a plain piece of wood and carve it into a beautiful bannister post.
      Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd continued in a 9 Oct 1978 letter: When I was small and used to visit Aunt Maggie and Uncle Bob, he would play the violin for me. I would have to beg him a little. I think he just wanted to be sure I was interested. I never heard him play for a group of people. I think perhaps he played by ear and didn't think he played well enough to perform for others - he just played for his own enjoyment. He played church hymns mostly but I do remember his playing "Turkey in the Straw," also a few square dance numbers. I think Home Sweet Home was his favorite since he always closed with that number. He was a very gentle and quiet person. When there was a group of people talking, he usually just listened. However, he had a good sense of humor and lots of wisdom when he did talk. My train trips [to Aunt Maggie's and Uncle Bob's place] ended when Uncle Bob bought Dr. Velpeau Langley's 1910 model Maxwell. He and Aunt Maggie would come to visit us and take me back with them and bring me back home. Several years after Uncle Bob's death, Aunt Maggie sold the Maxwell to a Chevrolet dealer in Birmingham for $100.00. Wonder what it would bring now? 

Family

Margaret Joyce Culpepper (16 Aug 1875 - 4 Dec 1968)
Marriage*24 Nov 1897 He married Margaret Joyce Culpepper at Lee Co., Alabama, on 24 Nov 1897 at age 31. 
Last Edited29 Sep 2001

William Henry Rutland

Male, #32274, (30 Nov 1832 - 27 Jul 1897)
Father*James Rutland (13 Sep 1806 - 10 Jul 1892)
Mother*Susan Williamson Bonner (21 Aug 1813 - 30 Nov 1887)
Birth*30 Nov 1832 William was born on 30 Nov 1832. 
Marriage*7 Sep 1854 He married Marion Haseltine Freeman on 7 Sep 1854 at age 21. 
Birth of Son1855 His son James Watson Rutland was born in 1855 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son17 Apr 1857 His son John Thomas Rutland was born on 17 Apr 1857 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son11 Dec 1858 His son William Henry Rutland was born on 11 Dec 1858 at Alabama
Birth of SonSep 1860 His son Richard Reddick Rutland was born in Sep 1860 at Standing Rock, Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1862 His son Willis Wade Rutland was born circa 1862 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865  An unknown person served in the military between 1862 and 1865, and was a in Private, 8th Alabama Infantry. 
Birth of Son12 Sep 1867 His son Ransom Smith Rutland was born on 12 Sep 1867. 
Birth of Soncirca 1872 His son Blake M. Rutland was born circa 1872 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Death of Mother30 Nov 1887 His mother Susan Williamson Bonner died on 30 Nov 1887 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Death of Father10 Jul 1892 His father James Rutland died on 10 Jul 1892 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Burial*1897 His body was interred in 1897 at State Line Cemetery, Chambers Co., Alabama.1,2 
Death*27 Jul 1897 He died at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 27 Jul 1897 at age 64. 

Family

Marion Haseltine Freeman (10 Feb 1837 - 9 Jul 1914)
Marriage*7 Sep 1854 He married Marion Haseltine Freeman on 7 Sep 1854 at age 21. 
Children
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Margaret Parker Milford, A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama, Valley, AL: Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, 1983.
    p 153 and.
  2. Dorothy McClendon / Lillie Lambert / Danny Knight, Family, Church, and Community Cemeteries of Troup Co., GA, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1990, Repository: Georgia Department of Archives & History in Atlanta.
    p. 398: Masonic emblem.

Marion Haseltine Freeman

Female, #32275, (10 Feb 1837 - 9 Jul 1914)
Father*Rev. Tyre Freeman (c 1802 - )
Mother*Lucy Fallem (s 1802 - )
Birth*10 Feb 1837 Marion was born on 10 Feb 1837. 
Marriage*7 Sep 1854 She married William Henry Rutland on 7 Sep 1854 at age 17. 
Married Name7 Sep 1854  As of 7 Sep 1854, her married name was Rutland. 
Birth of Son1855 Her son James Watson Rutland was born in 1855 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son17 Apr 1857 Her son John Thomas Rutland was born on 17 Apr 1857 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son11 Dec 1858 Her son William Henry Rutland was born on 11 Dec 1858 at Alabama
Birth of SonSep 1860 Her son Richard Reddick Rutland was born in Sep 1860 at Standing Rock, Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1862 Her son Willis Wade Rutland was born circa 1862 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Birth of Son12 Sep 1867 Her son Ransom Smith Rutland was born on 12 Sep 1867. 
Birth of Soncirca 1872 Her son Blake M. Rutland was born circa 1872 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse27 Jul 1897 Her husband William Henry Rutland died on 27 Jul 1897 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Burial*1914 Her body was interred in 1914 at State Line Cemetery, Chambers Co., Alabama.1 
Death*9 Jul 1914 She died at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 9 Jul 1914 at age 77. 

Family

William Henry Rutland (30 Nov 1832 - 27 Jul 1897)
Marriage*7 Sep 1854 She married William Henry Rutland on 7 Sep 1854 at age 17. 
Children
Last Edited5 Jul 2004

Citations

  1. Margaret Parker Milford, A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama, Valley, AL: Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, 1983.
    p 153.

John L. Culpepper

Male, #32276, (13 Jan 1822 - 24 Feb 1862)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA (12 Mar 1795 - 6 Dec 1839)
Mother*Nancy Corley (c 1798 - 22 Mar 1860)
Birth*13 Jan 1822 John was born at Lexington District, South Carolina, on 13 Jan 1822. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Charles and John was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10, in Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA's household, on the 1830 Census at Crawford Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Father6 Dec 1839 His father Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA died on 6 Dec 1839 at Crawford Co., Georgia
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 John listed as a household member on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Morgan Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Mother22 Mar 1860 His mother Nancy Corley died on 22 Mar 1860 at Coweta Co., Georgia
Civil War*between 1861 and 1862 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1862

     According records of the Commissioner of Pensions, Atlanta, GA, John enlisted 18 Mar 1861. He served as a private in Company A, 1st (Ramsey's) GA Infantry, CSA, during the Civil War. He was killed at Winchester, VA 24 Feb 1862. 
Death*24 Feb 1862 He died at Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia, on 24 Feb 1862 at age 40. 
Biography* John L. Culpepper's birth was recorded in the Family Bible of his sister, Mrs. I. W. (Sarah A. B. Culpepper) Sims:
_______________John L. Culpepper born _______________13 January, 1822
     POSSIBLY John L. Culpepper was named for his paternal and maternal grandfathers, John for John Culpepper, and POSSIBLY L. for Lawrence Corley. In the 1850 census, John's place of birth was given as Georgia although his younger brother, Charles W. Culpepper, listed his own place of birth as South Carolina. Unfortunately, neither the Joel Culpepper nor the John Culpepper family has been found in the 1820 census. The John Culpepper family is believed to have been in South Carolina at least until 1823 when John Culpepper sold the land "where I now live" in Edgefield District, SC. John L. Culpepper might have given Georgia as a place of birth since that is where he spent his childhood whereas his younger brother, Charles William, was living near their mother in the 1850 census and he might have gotten the information from her. A granddaughter of C. W. Culpepper, Mrs. W. B. (M. Louise Culpepper) Broach, in a 27 Sep 1978 letter specified that John L. Culpepper's younger brother, Charles William, was born in Lexington District, SC which is where the Corley family was found in 1810 and 1820 census records. If this is correct, then this was probably John L. Culpepper's place of birth as well. In the 1830 census, John L. was living with his parents in Crawford Co., GA. The family has not been located in the 1840 census. However, since John L. Culpepper's father, Joel, died in Crawford Co., GA in Dec 1839, the family is presumed to have been in Crawford Co., GA until then. At some point, the family moved to Coweta Co., GA where the widowed Nancy (Corley) Culpepper has been found with her younger children in the 1850 census. By 1850, John L. Culpepper had moved to Morgan Co., GA where he was recorded in the 1850 census working as a clerk. Unfortunately, he has not been found in the 1860 census so there is no way to verify the place of birth.
     According records of the Commissioner of Pensions, Atlanta, GA, John enlisted 18 Mar 1861. He served as a private in Company A, 1st (Ramsey's) GA Infantry, CSA, during the Civil War. He was killed at Winchester, VA 24 Feb 1862. His death was also recorded in the I. W. Sims Family Bible:
______John L Culpepper ______departed this lif March ________in the Year of our Lorde 1862.
Possibly this was when the family received the news of his death. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 410, Crawford Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F30-40.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 346B, District 62, Morgan Co., GA
    A. W. Gaza, 48, M, GA, Overseer, GA
    William D. Gaza, 9, M, GA
    Dewitt C. Gaza, 7, M, GA
    John L. Culpepper, 29, M, GA.

Charles William Culpepper

Male, #32277, (16 Jul 1824 - 8 Jun 1900)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA (12 Mar 1795 - 6 Dec 1839)
Mother*Nancy Corley (c 1798 - 22 Mar 1860)
DNA* To help confirm Charles William Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Charles's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*16 Jul 1824 Charles was born at Lexington District, South Carolina, on 16 Jul 1824.1 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Charles and John was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10, in Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA's household, on the 1830 Census at Crawford Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Father6 Dec 1839 His father Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA died on 6 Dec 1839 at Crawford Co., Georgia
Marriage*24 Dec 1848 He married Mary Jane English at Monroe Co., Georgia, on 24 Dec 1848 at age 24. By Rev. Mr. McDonald.3 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Coweta Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son14 Sep 1851 His son Elam Culpepper was born on 14 Sep 1851 at Haralson, Coweta Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son4 Sep 1857 His son Warner Culpepper was born on 4 Sep 1857 at Coweta Co., Georgia
Birth of Son31 Mar 1858 His son English Culpepper was born on 31 Mar 1858 at Coweta Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Mother22 Mar 1860 His mother Nancy Corley died on 22 Mar 1860 at Coweta Co., Georgia
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 Charles was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Coweta Co., Georgia, and owned 1 slave.7 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Haralson, Coweta Co., Georgia.8 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Co. H, 4th Georgia Regiment and Co. H 12th GA Cavalry. 
Birth of Son23 Jun 1861 His son Rev. Obediah Culpepper was born on 23 Jun 1861 at Curryville, Gordon Co., Georgia
Birth of Son4 Feb 1866 His son Joel Culpepper was born on 4 Feb 1866 at Coweta Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son7 Jul 1868 His son William Henry Culpepper was born on 7 Jul 1868 at Coweta Co., Georgia.10 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Gordon Co., Georgia.11 
Death of Son3 Dec 1870 His son English Culpepper died on 3 Dec 1870 at Gordon Co., Georgia.6 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Gordon Co., Georgia.12 
Military pension*circa 1894 He applied for a military pension circa 1894 at Gordon Co., Georgia.13 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Charles was listed as a father in Joel Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Oostanaula, Gordon Co., Georgia.14 
Death*8 Jun 1900 He died at Gordon Co., Georgia, on 8 Jun 1900 at age 75.1 
Burial*circa 10 Jun 1900 His body was interred circa 10 Jun 1900 at West Union Cemetery, Curryville, Gordon Co., Georgia.1 
Biography*  Charles W. Culpepper's birth was recorded in the Family Bible of his sister, Mrs. I. W. (Sarah A. B. Culpepper) Sims: _________________________Charles W. Culpepper Born _________________________16. July, 1824
      According to census records and his Civil War pension application, Charles William was born in South Carolina. A granddaughter, Mrs. W. B. (M. Louise Culpepper) Broach, wrote in a 27 Sep 1978 letter that he was born in Lexington District, SC. Although Charles William's parents have not been located in the 1820 census records, his grandmother, the widowed Barbara (Derrick) Corley was recorded in 1820 census in Lexington District, SC.

      According to his Civil War pension application, Charles William had resided in Georgia since 2 Dec 1830. However census records for his sister, Sarah, who was born in 1826 and his brother, James, who was born in 1829 indicate that they were both born in Georgia and the Charles' parents probably moved the family to Georgia around 1825. Also, Charles William was noted as one of 2 males 5-10 years of age, living with his parents in the 1830 census of Crawford Co., GA. Although family members have not been located in the 1840 census, they apparently remained in Crawford Co., GA until Dec 1839 when Joel Culpepper died.

Charles William is next noted in Monroe Co., GA marrying Mary Jane English in 1848. In the 1850 census, Charles William emerged as a head of household living near his widowed mother. He was listed as a boot and shoemaker; however, in the 1860 census Charles William was listed as a farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property valued at $5,100.

      According to Charles W. Culpepper's Civil War pension application, in 1861, in Newnan, Coweta Co., GA, he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Co. H 4th Georgia Regiment. It is interesting to note that Charles William who was listed as a boot and shoemaker in the 1850 census was detailed to make harnesses and shoes for his company in the winter of 1864.

      After the War, Charles returned home and "Charles W. Culpeper" [sic] was recorded with his wife and younger children in the 1870 census of the Calhoun P. O. district of Gordon Co., GA. He had real estate valued at $1,200 and personal property valued at $1,000. Charles was noted with his wife and younger children in the 1880 census of Gordon Co., GA. And, shortly before his death, he was recorded with his wife and two daughters, living with his son, Joel Culpepper, in the 1900 census of Gordon Co., GA.
      James Burie Clegg wrote 16 Nov 1978 that he had spoken to Judge Harbin King who said that "Charles William had a good sized plantation in the West Union Church vicinity...." In a 22 Nov 1978 letter James Burie Clegg wrote of a visit to the land: The foreman of the plantation drove me around the entire estate, unlocking gates, etc. and showing me the cabin in which C. W. first lived (it has been added to and serves as a retreat beside a large beautiful lake). This foreman said one of the Culpeppers gave at least three tracts of land - one a hundred acres - to negroes who had worked for them over the years. A big prosperous Negro community is now in that area.

      In a 30 Jan 1979 letter, James Burie Clegg enclosed a clipping from "today's" Calhoun Times which mentioned Roland Hayes who was "a famous Negro tenor who came from the Curryville community right close to the C. W. Culpepper plantation. One of the Culpeppers, either C. W., the original plantation owner (4000 acres) or C. E. the grandson and millionaire, gave three or four tracts of land to some blacks who worked for them. One tract was of 100 acres." Roland Hayes, world famous tenor sang to an audience of over 4,000 people in Atlanta last week, and then came to Curryville to spend the weekend with his brother.

      James Burie Clegg added that there is "a Roland Hayes Memorial by the road just before you get to the West Union Church."

      The following is from a Sep 27 1978 letter from Mrs. W. B. (M. Louise Culpepper) Broach: Charles Wm. Culpepper, my grand father was born July 16, 1824 in Lexington [District] S.C. He died June 8, 1900 and is buried in a country church yard in (West Union) Gordon County [GA]. They were living (he and his wife Mary Jane English) ...in Haralson in Coweta, Co. Ga. when he decided to go to Texas [circa 1869]. I do not know how he found the place in N.W. Ga on John's Creek between two mountain ranges [the boundary between Floyd and Gordon counties]. It was beautiful country - he bought a house and several hundred acres of farmland. It was well watered and he was a master farmer. He did well with his mill and gin on the creek in sight of the house, too. He fought in the War between the states in Gen. Joe Wheeler's Cavalry [Company H, 4th GA Infantry, CSA]. When the family moved from Haralson, his oldest daughter Annira (called Anna) stayed and married a young man named Willie Gay. ...they [Charles William Culpepper and Mary Jane English] had nine other children in all. A happier bunch of people you never saw. They had a close family spirit and enjoyed each other. They had lots of company too -- he [Charles William] was said to have an attractive personality that drew all to him, especially young people. He would let them have their square dances at his house and they had lots of fun.... My grand father was not a church man until middle age when Sam Jones, a local evangelist, came into the neighborhood and had a great influence on him. He became a Methodist and helped build a church in his neighborhood he gave the land and he and the children at home became members of that church, and all continued to be good Methodists as long as they lived.... They [the Culpepper's] were good looking - they were of medium height, some a little portly, but they all had fine-pored white skin and a peculiar blue eye. The eyes were a light blue, and sharp - very distinctive and were always called the "Culpepper eyes" by all who knew them. Most of them had black hair. I never heard from whence they inherited these features. They were all what used to be called "jolly" and full of fun.

      In a Nov 5, 1978 letter, Mrs. Broach wrote that after the Civil War Charles William suffered from an illness that left him an invalid and unable to work the family farm. In a 5 Nov 1978 letter, Mrs. W. B. (M. Louise Culpepper) Broach, wrote about Charles William's son, Rev. Elam Culpepper: His house was a two-storied frame house with many porches [on land he bought next to his father's farm in Gordon County, almost in sight of his father's old home place. Both of these homes have since burned to the ground in separate fires.] and by the time I was 12 years old, Cousin Charles [Emory Culpepper] had had all those porches glassed in, had put in central heat and electric lights (way before Rural Electrification). My uncle was retired from city churches and just preached around in the country as invited. He was not a big, robust man and he was running his father's old mill on the creek. Cousin Charlie had the latest mill machinery installed for him and he enjoyed grinding corn for his neighbors as long as he lived....
      James Burie Clegg wrote 22 Nov 1978 that he tried to take a picture of the foundation of the old mill on the creek and added "I couldn't get near enough to it, as I had to take it from a bridge (built by the Culpeppers) about 40 yards away."

The following is from a manuscript by Kathyrn English Culpepper, as transcribed by Gayle L. Poole:

Some Interesting Facts about Charles William

During the War Between The States (Civil War) he served in Wheeler's Calvary. He rode his favorite horse, named "Flying Jenny". She was fast as lightning and took him through the war without a scratch (he was in many tight places, but Jenny always took
him to safety) and brought him home at the end.

Charles was a Master Farmer, loved and respected by all who knew him, and loved to visit him. Young men were drawn to him on Sunday afternoons to hear his amusing stories and funny jokes.

He had a very large house and the two front rooms had a door between them and he allowed the young people to have dances there. The fiddlers could sit in the doorway and accommodate a set in each room. Sally Bit, his nickname for Sarah Elizabeth was a very graceful dancer. 'Tis said she could dance with a glass of water and never spill a drop.

Years later a contemporary of his children to this granddaughter that when they drove up to the house and hitched their horses, they could hear the fiddler tuning up, and did not bother to find the gate, they just jumped the fence in their haste to get inside for the first set.

Charles William donated a piece of ground for a small Methodist Church called "Johnson's Chapel". The Johnson family lived only a few hundred yards from the church and were very active members. Their home was on a rise above where there were, at least, a hundred springs. These springs are the headwaters of the Johnson Spring Branch which flows through the Culpepper property, and into John's Creek. On the bank of John's Creek Charles built a dam, and a mill to grind corn and wheat. Also a tannery, and a cotton gin. Farmers from all around came to use these facilities. (Years later W. B. Broach, husband of Louise, the daughter of William Henry, bought up the Culpepper and made two large lakes from this Johnson's Springs Branch. He had a cottage on one of these lakes, where his family spent summers and holidays, and entertained their friends with hunting, fishing, swimming and boating, He also raised cattle),

Charles William lost his health one cold night in January, all his mills burned to the ground. One of his neighbors who was operating the bucket brigade from the creek, noticed that Culpepper, on coming out of one of the burning buildings was ready to burst into flames, and dashed a bucket of icy creek water over him. He took pneumonia and was never able to work again. 

Family

Mary Jane English (15 Oct 1830 - 19 Jan 1910)
Marriage*24 Dec 1848 He married Mary Jane English at Monroe Co., Georgia, on 24 Dec 1848 at age 24. By Rev. Mr. McDonald.3 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. Jo B. Gladney and J. L. Henderson Sue Henderson, compiler, Gordon County, GA Cemetery Records, Calhoun, GA: Gordon County Historical Society, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8362 V3h.
    West Union Cemetery, Curryville community adjacent to Floyd County line in Gordon Co., GA
    + Charles William Culpepper, 16 Jul 1824 – 8 Jun 1900, Mason
    + Mary Jane English Culpepper, 15 Oct 1830 – 19 Jan 1910.
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 410, Crawford Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F30-40.
  3. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Charles W. Culpepper and Mary J. English on 24 Dec 1848 in Monroe Co., GA.
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 297, 19th Division, Coweta Co., GA
    Charles W. Culpepper, 26, M, Boot & Shoe Maker, $150, SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, 19, F, GA
    Ann Ira Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  5. Jo B. Gladney and J. L. Henderson Sue Henderson, compiler, Gordon County, GA Cemetery Records, Calhoun, GA: Gordon County Historical Society, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8362 V3h.
    West Union Cemetery, Curryville community adjacent to Floyd County line in Gordon Co., GA
    + Rev. Elam Culpepper, 14 Sep 1851 – 5 Dec 1935
    + Phalba Kay Culpepper, 7 Oct 1855 – 4 Apr 1937.
  6. Jo B. Gladney and J. L. Henderson Sue Henderson, compiler, Gordon County, GA Cemetery Records, Calhoun, GA: Gordon County Historical Society, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8362 V3h.
    West Union Cemetery, Curryville community adjacent to Floyd County line in Gordon Co., GA
    + English Culpepper, 31 Mar 1858 – 3 Dec 1870.
  7. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Slave Schedule: Charles W. Culpepper, Coweta Co., GA, owned 1 slave: 23M.
  8. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 729, Haralson PO, Coweta Co., GA (ID: 32277)
    Charles W. Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, $2000/$5191, SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, 29, F, GA
    Elmira Culpepper, 10, F, GA
    Elim Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Warner Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    English Culpepper, 2, F, GA (English was actually recorded at the bottom of the page, five families removed from this one, as if he were part of the Charles H. Pyron HH, but it seems likely that the enumerator subsequently discovered the omission of English from the Culpepper family and simply added English at the bottom of the page).
  9. Jo B. Gladney and J. L. Henderson Sue Henderson, compiler, Gordon County, GA Cemetery Records, Calhoun, GA: Gordon County Historical Society, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8362 V3h.
    Fain Cemetery, Calhoun, Gordon Co., GA
    + Joel “Buddie” Culpepper, 4 Feb 1866 – 28 Mar 1932, Mason
    + Maggie Addington Culpepper, 21 Sep 1879 – 15 Jun 1967.
  10. Madge Tate and Sandra Junkins Shirley Kinney, compiler, Floyd County, GA Cemeteries, Volumes 1-2, Rome, GA: The Society, 1985, 1989, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.835 V3f v.
    Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Floyd Co., GA
    + William Henry Culpepper, 7 Jul 1868 – 13 Nov 1942
    + Fannie Wimpee Culpepper, 16 Aug 1876 – 13 Oct 1969.

  11. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 246B, Calhoun P.O., Gordon Co., GA
    Charles W. Culpepper, 47, M, $1200, $1000, Farmer, SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, 39, F, GA
    Elam Culpepper, 18, M, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 16, F, GA
    Warner Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    English Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Osbert Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    Linnia Culpepper, 7, F, GA
    Budda Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Millin Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  12. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 109, Page 80A (13), Family 127, Oostanula, Gordon Co., GA
    Charles W. Culpepper, Self, Md, M, 56, Farmer, GA/GA/GA
    Mary J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 50, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 26, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Osbit Culpepper, Son, M, S, 19, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Linea Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 17, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    William Culpepper, Son, M, S, 11, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Lula R. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 8, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  13. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Charles William Culpepper, served in Company H, 4th GA, he lived Gordon County, GA
    Charles William Culpepper, served in Company H, 4th GA Cavalry, see Mary J. Culpepper, widow, of Gordon County, GA.
  14. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 56, Page 95A (1), Family 4, Oostanula, Gordon Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, Head, M, Feb 1866, 34, Sng, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Charles W. Culpepper, Father, M, Jul 1824, 75, Md 51 yrs., SC/SC/SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct 1830, 69, Md 51 yrs, ch 10/9, GA/GA/--
    Sallie E. Culpepper, Sister, F, Dec 1853, 46, GA/SC/GA
    Lula R. Culpepper, Sister, F, Feb 1872, 28, GA/SC/GA.

Mary Jane English

Female, #32278, (15 Oct 1830 - 19 Jan 1910)
Father*William English (c 1800 - )
Mother*Rebecca Elizabeth Hicks (c 1802 - )
Birth*15 Oct 1830 Mary was born at Jones Co., Georgia, on 15 Oct 1830.1 
Marriage*24 Dec 1848 She married Charles William Culpepper at Monroe Co., Georgia, on 24 Dec 1848 at age 18. By Rev. Mr. McDonald.2 
Married Name24 Dec 1848  As of 24 Dec 1848, her married name was Culpepper. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Annira and Mary listed as a household member living with Charles William Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Coweta Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son14 Sep 1851 Her son Elam Culpepper was born on 14 Sep 1851 at Haralson, Coweta Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son4 Sep 1857 Her son Warner Culpepper was born on 4 Sep 1857 at Coweta Co., Georgia
Birth of Son31 Mar 1858 Her son English Culpepper was born on 31 Mar 1858 at Coweta Co., Georgia.5 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Annira, Elam, Sarah, Warner and English listed as a household member living with Charles William Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Haralson, Coweta Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son23 Jun 1861 Her son Rev. Obediah Culpepper was born on 23 Jun 1861 at Curryville, Gordon Co., Georgia
Birth of Son4 Feb 1866 Her son Joel Culpepper was born on 4 Feb 1866 at Coweta Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son7 Jul 1868 Her son William Henry Culpepper was born on 7 Jul 1868 at Coweta Co., Georgia.8 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mary, Elam, Sarah, Warner, English, Obediah, Linea, Joel and William listed as a household member living with Charles William Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Gordon Co., Georgia.9 
Death of Son3 Dec 1870 Her son English Culpepper died on 3 Dec 1870 at Gordon Co., Georgia.5 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Mary was listed as Charles William Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Gordon Co., Georgia.10 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Mary was listed as a mother in Joel Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Oostanaula, Gordon Co., Georgia.11 
Death of Spouse8 Jun 1900 Her husband Charles William Culpepper died on 8 Jun 1900 at Gordon Co., Georgia.1 
Military pension*circa 1901 She applied for a military pension circa 1901 at Gordon Co., Georgia.12 
Death*19 Jan 1910 She died at Gordon Co., Georgia, on 19 Jan 1910 at age 79.1 
Burial*circa 21 Jan 1910 Her body was interred circa 21 Jan 1910 at West Union Cemetery, Curryville, Gordon Co., Georgia.1 
Biography*  Mary Jane was recorded with her husband and children in the 1850 and 1860 census records of Coweta Co., GA. Before 1870 the family had moved on to Gordon Co., GA where Mary Jane and her husband would remain. Mary Jane was listed with her husband and younger children in the 1880 census of Gordon Co., GA. And Mary J. Culpepper was recorded with her husband and two daughters living with her son, Joel Culpepper, in the 1900 census of Gordon Co., GA. In a 5 Nov 1978 letter, Mrs. William B. Broach wrote about her grandmother, Mary Jane (English) Culpepper: Her interest seemed to be going where there was illness and doing good neighborly things like taking food, bedding and the like. Back in those days when there were no agencies to care for the poor, neighbors had to do what they could. There were two good doctors in that general area and they were the ones who said that where ever there was need, they found Mrs. Culpepper there.

The following is from a manuscript by Kathryn English Culpepper, as transcribed by Gayle L. Poole:

And now, a few words about his wife, Mary Jane. She too, was a very kind and gentle, not only to people, but also to animals. It was a rare and beautiful sight to se her walking in the yard with cats, dogs, geese, ducks and chickens tagging behind her in a straight row.

She was a "Hard Shell Baptist" (now called Primitive Baptists). She was deeply concerned about people, and anyone, (for miles around), who had sickness in the family came (sometimes many miles) to get her help. She never refused anybody, but kept a basket full of medicines, bedclothes, etc., to take whenever she was called. Will Henry told this story: "One cold winter night someone hailed her from the yard. He had a very sick member of his family and needed her help. She sent the man on back home while she dressed and fathered the provisions she would need. It was after midnight and Will (a young boy) insisted on going with her, but when they came to the creek they found the footlog had washed away. She sat down, removed her shoes and stockings, sent Will back home, and waded through that icy creek to get to the sick person.

The poor people always knew when the Culpeppers killed hogs, and on the following Sunday after Church, they flocked to her house for a good meal. They were never turned away.

Often on Sundays they would be so many to eat, they had to have three or four shifts at the dining table. Lula and "Lenny" who were young women, had the job of waiting on table, serving the food. There were so many things said and done by the guests
that Lula and Lenny would have to make a dive for the kitchen and smother their giggles. For instance, a little boy sang out " Thank you for the sur-rup". The mother promptly elbowed him in the ribs and whispered. "Eat meat, you can get surrup at home".

Another time a big, fat girl who was subject to "fits" (probably epilepsy) had been hiding the food and drinking the coffee. For the fifth time Lula said, "Mary will you have another cup of coffee"! The answer was just give me a half cup, I'm afraid I'll have one of my spells". Lula and Lenny promptly had business in the kitchen.

Will told of the time when a little boy, he was at church, seated all alone (for some reason) when a woman came in wither her daughter and went up to the very front row. The service had started, the preacher getting warmed up, when, all of a sudden,
the daughter had one of her spells ( a seizure of some kind). The preacher stopped and hurried to see if her could help, and all the people gathered around making suggestions and trying to help. The woman kept telling them to move back, but everybody kept
crowding in. Finally the mother lost her temper and yelled " God or no God, Sal's gotta have ar (air).

 

Family

Charles William Culpepper (16 Jul 1824 - 8 Jun 1900)
Marriage*24 Dec 1848 She married Charles William Culpepper at Monroe Co., Georgia, on 24 Dec 1848 at age 18. By Rev. Mr. McDonald.2 
Children
Last Edited1 Feb 2005

Citations

  1. Jo B. Gladney and J. L. Henderson Sue Henderson, compiler, Gordon County, GA Cemetery Records, Calhoun, GA: Gordon County Historical Society, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8362 V3h.
    West Union Cemetery, Curryville community adjacent to Floyd County line in Gordon Co., GA
    + Charles William Culpepper, 16 Jul 1824 – 8 Jun 1900, Mason
    + Mary Jane English Culpepper, 15 Oct 1830 – 19 Jan 1910.
  2. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Charles W. Culpepper and Mary J. English on 24 Dec 1848 in Monroe Co., GA.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 297, 19th Division, Coweta Co., GA
    Charles W. Culpepper, 26, M, Boot & Shoe Maker, $150, SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, 19, F, GA
    Ann Ira Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  4. Jo B. Gladney and J. L. Henderson Sue Henderson, compiler, Gordon County, GA Cemetery Records, Calhoun, GA: Gordon County Historical Society, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8362 V3h.
    West Union Cemetery, Curryville community adjacent to Floyd County line in Gordon Co., GA
    + Rev. Elam Culpepper, 14 Sep 1851 – 5 Dec 1935
    + Phalba Kay Culpepper, 7 Oct 1855 – 4 Apr 1937.
  5. Jo B. Gladney and J. L. Henderson Sue Henderson, compiler, Gordon County, GA Cemetery Records, Calhoun, GA: Gordon County Historical Society, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8362 V3h.
    West Union Cemetery, Curryville community adjacent to Floyd County line in Gordon Co., GA
    + English Culpepper, 31 Mar 1858 – 3 Dec 1870.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 729, Haralson PO, Coweta Co., GA (ID: 32277)
    Charles W. Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, $2000/$5191, SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, 29, F, GA
    Elmira Culpepper, 10, F, GA
    Elim Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Warner Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    English Culpepper, 2, F, GA (English was actually recorded at the bottom of the page, five families removed from this one, as if he were part of the Charles H. Pyron HH, but it seems likely that the enumerator subsequently discovered the omission of English from the Culpepper family and simply added English at the bottom of the page).
  7. Jo B. Gladney and J. L. Henderson Sue Henderson, compiler, Gordon County, GA Cemetery Records, Calhoun, GA: Gordon County Historical Society, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8362 V3h.
    Fain Cemetery, Calhoun, Gordon Co., GA
    + Joel “Buddie” Culpepper, 4 Feb 1866 – 28 Mar 1932, Mason
    + Maggie Addington Culpepper, 21 Sep 1879 – 15 Jun 1967.
  8. Madge Tate and Sandra Junkins Shirley Kinney, compiler, Floyd County, GA Cemeteries, Volumes 1-2, Rome, GA: The Society, 1985, 1989, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.835 V3f v.
    Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Floyd Co., GA
    + William Henry Culpepper, 7 Jul 1868 – 13 Nov 1942
    + Fannie Wimpee Culpepper, 16 Aug 1876 – 13 Oct 1969.

  9. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 246B, Calhoun P.O., Gordon Co., GA
    Charles W. Culpepper, 47, M, $1200, $1000, Farmer, SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, 39, F, GA
    Elam Culpepper, 18, M, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 16, F, GA
    Warner Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    English Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Osbert Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    Linnia Culpepper, 7, F, GA
    Budda Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Millin Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  10. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 109, Page 80A (13), Family 127, Oostanula, Gordon Co., GA
    Charles W. Culpepper, Self, Md, M, 56, Farmer, GA/GA/GA
    Mary J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 50, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 26, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Osbit Culpepper, Son, M, S, 19, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Linea Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 17, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    William Culpepper, Son, M, S, 11, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Lula R. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 8, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 56, Page 95A (1), Family 4, Oostanula, Gordon Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, Head, M, Feb 1866, 34, Sng, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Charles W. Culpepper, Father, M, Jul 1824, 75, Md 51 yrs., SC/SC/SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct 1830, 69, Md 51 yrs, ch 10/9, GA/GA/--
    Sallie E. Culpepper, Sister, F, Dec 1853, 46, GA/SC/GA
    Lula R. Culpepper, Sister, F, Feb 1872, 28, GA/SC/GA.
  12. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Mary J. Culpepper, widow of Charles William Culpepper of Company H, 4th GA Cavalry, she lived in Gordon County, GA.

Sarah Ann B. Culpepper

Female, #32279, (19 Sep 1826 - 8 Feb 1902)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA (12 Mar 1795 - 6 Dec 1839)
Mother*Nancy Corley (c 1798 - 22 Mar 1860)
Birth*19 Sep 1826 Sarah was born at Georgia on 19 Sep 1826. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Sarah was probably a free white female, under age 5, in Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA's household, on the 1830 Census at Crawford Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Father6 Dec 1839 Her father Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA died on 6 Dec 1839 at Crawford Co., Georgia
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Elijah, James and Sarah listed as a household member living with Nancy Corley on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Coweta Co., Georgia.2 
Married Name12 Jun 1856  As of 12 Jun 1856, her married name was Sims. 
Marriage*12 Jun 1856 She married Iverson Warner Sims at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 12 Jun 1856 at age 29.3 
Name-AltSpell12 Jun 1856 This surname is sometimes spelled Simms. 
Birth of Son4 Apr 1857 Her son Merrill Homer Sims was born on 4 Apr 1857 at Senoia, Coweta Co., Georgia
Death of Mother22 Mar 1860 Her mother Nancy Corley died on 22 Mar 1860 at Coweta Co., Georgia
Birth of Son4 Aug 1871 Her son Wilber Iverson Sims was born on 4 Aug 1871 at Senoia, Coweta Co., Georgia
Death of Son26 Jan 1872 Her son Wilber Iverson Sims died on 26 Jan 1872. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Sarah was listed as Iverson Warner Sims's wife on the 1880 Census at Coweta Co., Georgia.4 
Death*8 Feb 1902 She died at Senoia, Coweta Co., Georgia, on 8 Feb 1902 at age 75. 
Burial*circa 10 Feb 1902 Her body was interred circa 10 Feb 1902 at Senoia City Cemetery, Senoia, Coweta Co., Georgia
Biography* Sarah's birth was recorded in the I. W. Sims Family Bible: _________________________Sarah A. B. Culpepper Born _________________________19. September, 1826
A great-grandaughter Mrs. R. C. (Ann Berkhalter) Beilke wrote in a 15 Jan 1979 that "I think the 'B' in Sarah A B's name was Belle as one of her daughters was Sara Belle Sims." Sarah's children recorded her death in the Family Bible: _________________________Our mother Sarah _________________________A. B. Sims depart- _________________________ed this life Feb. _________________________8th 1902. 

Family

Iverson Warner Sims (circa 1835 - 3 Dec 1902)
Marriage*12 Jun 1856 She married Iverson Warner Sims at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 12 Jun 1856 at age 29.3 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 410, Crawford Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F30-40.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 298B, 19th District, Coweta Co., GA
    Nancy Culpepper, 52, F, $350, SC
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    James B. Culpepper, 21, M, Farmer, GA
    Elijah M. Culpepper, 16, M, Farmer, GA.
  3. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Sarah A. B. Culpepper and Iverson Warner Sims on 12 Jun 1856 in Coweta Co., GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 39, Page 465A (11), Family 103, District 691, Coweta Co., GA
    Iverson W. Sims, Self, M, Md, 44, Carriage Maker, GA/GA/GA
    Sarah A. (Culpepper) Sims, Wife, F, Md, 53, SC, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Jimmie Sims, Dau, F, S, 20, At Home, GA/GA/SC
    Nannie Sims, Dau, F, S, 14, At School, GA/GA/SC
    Sallie Sims, Dau, F, S, 12, At School, GA/GA/SC
    Mattie Culpepper, Boarder (Niece), F, S, 20, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Boarder (Nephew), M, S, 23, Clerk In Store, GA/GA/GA
    Lillie Moyer, Other, F, S, 22, Clerk In Store, GA/GA/GA.

Iverson Warner Sims

Male, #32280, (circa 1835 - 3 Dec 1902)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Simms. 
Birth*circa 1835 He was born circa 1835 at Georgia. He was the son of Thomas E. Simms and Louisa E. Jones.1 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Iverson listed as a household member living with Thomas E. Simms on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*12 Jun 1856 He married Sarah Ann B. Culpepper at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 12 Jun 1856.3 
Birth of Son4 Apr 1857 His son Merrill Homer Sims was born on 4 Apr 1857 at Senoia, Coweta Co., Georgia
Employment*1860 Iverson's occupation: mechanic in 1860. 
Birth of Son4 Aug 1871 His son Wilber Iverson Sims was born on 4 Aug 1871 at Senoia, Coweta Co., Georgia
Death of Son26 Jan 1872 His son Wilber Iverson Sims died on 26 Jan 1872. 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Iverson was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Coweta Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Spouse8 Feb 1902 His wife Sarah Ann B. Culpepper died on 8 Feb 1902 at Senoia, Coweta Co., Georgia
Death*3 Dec 1902 He died at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1902. 
Burial*circa 5 Dec 1902 His body was interred circa 5 Dec 1902 at Senoia City Cemetery, Senoia, Coweta Co., Georgia
Biography* I. W. Sims was a Master Mason associated with the Gaulding Lodge, No. 215 of the state of Georgia. His death was recorded in the Family Bible: "Our father Iverson W. Sims departed this life Dec. 3, 1902 at 3 o'clock A.M." 
Biography "His sister was my great Grandmother Julia A. Sims who married Leander C Hutcheson--1st elected sheriff of Clayton Co, GA.

"Iverson's sister Amanda Sims married William Overton Betts. (William Overton1 Betts, born 26 Feb 1820 in Columbia Co, Georgia; died 12 Jun 1885 in Clayton County, Georgia; buried Jun 1885 in Noah's Ark Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Jonesboro, Clayton County, Georgia. He married (1) on 5 Apr 1846 in Henry County (now DeKalb), Georgia Sarah Jane Lee, born 13 Feb 1829 in Clayton County, Georgia; died 19 Mar 1870 in Clayton County, Georgia; buried in Noah's Ark Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Jonesboro, Clayton County, Georgia, daughter of Samuel Lee and Jane Scarlett Kennedy; (2) on 12 Jan 1873 in Clayton County, Georgia Amanda D. Sims, born abt 1835, daughter of Thomas E. Sims and Louisa E. Jones.)4

Family

Sarah Ann B. Culpepper (19 Sep 1826 - 8 Feb 1902)
Marriage*12 Jun 1856 He married Sarah Ann B. Culpepper at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 12 Jun 1856.3 
Children
Last Edited30 Dec 2012

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 39, Page 465A (11), Family 103, District 691, Coweta Co., GA
    Iverson W. Sims, Self, M, Md, 44, Carriage Maker, GA/GA/GA
    Sarah A. (Culpepper) Sims, Wife, F, Md, 53, SC, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Jimmie Sims, Dau, F, S, 20, At Home, GA/GA/SC
    Nannie Sims, Dau, F, S, 14, At School, GA/GA/SC
    Sallie Sims, Dau, F, S, 12, At School, GA/GA/SC
    Mattie Culpepper, Boarder (Niece), F, S, 20, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Boarder (Nephew), M, S, 23, Clerk In Store, GA/GA/GA
    Lillie Moyer, Other, F, S, 22, Clerk In Store, GA/GA/GA.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Meriwether Co., GA, Division 59, Page 390A, Lines 2-9
    Simms, Thomas E., 42, M, Farmer, GA
    Simms, Louisa E., 36, F, Farmer, GA
    Simms, Amanda D., 16, F, GA
    Simms, Iverson W., 14, M, GA
    Simms, July A. H., F, GA
    Simms, John A., 7, M, GA
    Simms, Charles B., 5, M, GA
    Simms, William L., 3, M, GA.
  3. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Sarah A. B. Culpepper and Iverson Warner Sims on 12 Jun 1856 in Coweta Co., GA.
  4. E-mail written 27 Nov 1902 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Becker, e-mail address.