Mary Ann Elizabeth Culpepper

Female, #32355, (circa 1820 - 1897)
Mother*Catherine Bell (c 1797 - c 1865)
Birth*circa 1820 Mary was born at Edgefield District, South Carolina, circa 1820.1,2 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Mary was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 15, in John Jefferson Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Upson Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is 1 Male 5-10..3 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Mary was probably a free white female, age 15 and under 20, in John Jefferson Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Chambers Co., Alabama.4 
Marriage*12 Dec 1841 She married Robert L. Johnson at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 12 Dec 1841. 
Married Name12 Dec 1841  As of 12 Dec 1841, her married name was Johnson. 
Birth of Son21 Aug 1853 Her son James Riley Johnson was born on 21 Aug 1853 at Alabama.5 
Biography* According to the 1850 census, Mary Ann Elizabeth Culpepper was born in South Carolina. Her parents, John Jefferson and Catherine (Bell) Culpepper, have not been located in the 1820 census but were probably living in Edgefield District, SC near Barbary Bell, Catherine (Bell) Culpepper's widowed mother. Presumably, in 1823 or 1824, Mary Ann Elizabeth would have moved to Georgia with her parents where her father is noted in Monroe Co., GA taking part in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery. He is next noted in an 1829 deed living, presumably with his family, in Upson Co., GA. Mary Ann Elizabeth is first noted as a 10-15 year old female in the household of her parents in the 1830 census of Upson Co., GA. Mary Ann Elizabeth's father was still listed in Upson Co., GA when he took part in the 1832 Gold Lottery and since Mary Ann Elizabeth's younger brothers were born in Georgia according to census records, the family probably remained in Upson Co., GA until at least 1835. Some time after this, possibly in 1835 or 1836 when the Francis G. and James Culpepper families moved to Alabama, or in 1837 after the marriage of Mary Ann Elizabeth's older brother, John Jefferson Culpepper moved his family to Chambers Co., AL. One female, 15-20 years of age was noted in the John J. Culpepper household in the 1840 Chambers Co., AL census, presumably Mary Ann Elizabeth.
12 Dec 1841, "Mary Ann E. Culpepper" married "Robert L. Johnson" in Chambers Co., AL and "John J. Culpepper" signed the certificate. In the 1850 Chambers Co., AL census, the farm of Robert Johnson, Mary Ann Elizabeth's husband was located between the land of her father, John J. Culpepper, and the land of her younger brother, Robert J. Culpepper. Although she was listed as "Mary Ann E. Culpepper" in the marriage record, she was listed as "Elizabeth" in the 1850 census record. A 40 year old James Johnson born in South Carolina was also living with Robert and Elizabeth. Perhaps he was Robert's older brother. A 16 year old Marion Weldon and a 12 year old George Weldon, both born in Georgia, were also in the household and have not been identified. Unfortunately, the family has not been located in 1860 census records of Chambers Co. or Randolph Co., AL and no more is known about Mary Ann Elizabeth. 
Birth of Son20 Feb 1859 Her son Benjamin Henry Johnson was born on 20 Feb 1859 at Coosa Co., Alabama.6 
Death of Mothercirca 1865 Her mother Catherine Bell died circa 1865 at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*1897 She died at Coosa Co., Alabama, in 1897.7,2 

Family

Robert L. Johnson (circa 1819 - 1902)
Marriage*12 Dec 1841 She married Robert L. Johnson at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 12 Dec 1841. 
Children
Last Edited27 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
    1820 is based on the 1850 census. The tombstone has 1823.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Memorial ID      31490406.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 110, Unk Twp, Upson Co., GA
    John J. Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F30-40.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page ??, Lew Griffin Transcription, Chambers Co., AL.
    John J. Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 1 M40-50, 1 F15-20, 1 F40-50.
  5. FamilySearch Family Tree.
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/find/name
    ID # GM8F-4KH.
  6. FamilySearch Family Tree.
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/find/name
    ID # GM8J-WXD.
  7. FamilySearch Family Tree.
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/find/name
    ID # K8VJ-JZB.

Robert L. Johnson

Male, #32356, (circa 1819 - 1902)
Birth*circa 1819 Robert was born at South Carolina circa 1819.1,2 
Marriage*12 Dec 1841 He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Culpepper at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 12 Dec 1841. 
Census*1850 A census listed Robert as head of household at Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1850. 
Birth of Son21 Aug 1853 His son James Riley Johnson was born on 21 Aug 1853 at Alabama.3 
Birth of Son20 Feb 1859 His son Benjamin Henry Johnson was born on 20 Feb 1859 at Coosa Co., Alabama.4 
Death of Spouse1897 His wife Mary Ann Elizabeth Culpepper died in 1897 at Coosa Co., Alabama.5,6 
Death*1902 He died at Coosa Co., Alabama, in 1902.2 

Family

Mary Ann Elizabeth Culpepper (circa 1820 - 1897)
Marriage*12 Dec 1841 He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Culpepper at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 12 Dec 1841. 
Children
Last Edited27 Nov 2018

Citations

  1. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
    1819 based on the 1850 census. The tombstone has 1812.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Memorial ID      31490428.
  3. FamilySearch Family Tree.
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/find/name
    ID # GM8F-4KH.
  4. FamilySearch Family Tree.
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/find/name
    ID # GM8J-WXD.
  5. FamilySearch Family Tree.
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/find/name
    ID # K8VJ-JZB.
  6. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Memorial ID      31490406.

Robert Jefferson Culpepper

Male, #32357, (2 Jul 1830 - 10 Dec 1919)
Father*John Jefferson Culpepper (4 Nov 1797 - 4 May 1885)
Mother*Catherine Bell (c 1797 - c 1865)
DNA* Robert 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. 
Name Variation He was also known as Jeff. 
Birth*2 Jul 1830 Robert was born at Upson Co., Georgia, on 2 Jul 1830.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 William and Robert was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in John Jefferson Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Chambers Co., Alabama.2 
Marriage*19 Dec 1848 He married Lorraine Cardwell at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 19 Dec 1848 at age 18.3 
Census1850 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1850. 
Birth of Son4 Dec 1850 His son John James Culpepper was born on 4 Dec 1850 at Chambers Co., Alabama.4 
Census1860 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1860. 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1864

     Culpepper, Robert Jefferson ("Jeff"), Private, Company B & C, Age at Enlistment: 32 (28)
Enlisted 15 March 1862 by Captain Hamner at Daviston AL in Captain L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Co B); Appears on Muster Roll of Co B of 37th AL CSA on 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL (with age incorrectly shown as 28); Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private of Company B of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Served extra duty at Dalton GA winter encampment as a Teamster for Co B in Jan - Feb 1864; Paroled at Greensboro NC 1 May 1865 as part of Consolidated 37th AL CSA Company B; Made a Personal Statement to Census, Tax Assessor of Marshall County AL in 1907 stating enlistement as 15 April 1862 and Address (1907) Albertville AL; Alabama Confederate Pension No. 4554 recorded at Marshall County AL, pension application witnessed by W.J. Ponder and Wm Bishop (both Co B); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of his brother William Washington Culpepper along with W.J. Ponder; Brother to William W Culpepper (Co B); 1st Cousin to brothers John M, Francis M, and William A Culpepper (all of Co B); Born 2 July 1830; Died 10 Dec 1919; Buried in Corinth Cemetery at Joppa, Cullman County AL, marker is designated with a "Southern Cross of Honor" also described as "... a war emblem by his tomb shaped like a 3 or 4 leaf clover, made of iron or steel. He had a pocket watch with a chain & watch fob looked like the iron emblem at his grave...1,5
Birth of Son22 May 1864 His son William Henry Culpepper was born on 22 May 1864 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Mothercirca 1865 His mother Catherine Bell died circa 1865 at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama
Census*1866 A census listed Robert as head of household at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, in 1866.6 
Birth of Son25 Aug 1869 His son Francis Marion Culpepper was born on 25 Aug 1869 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census* Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Wesobulga, Clay Co., Alabama.7 
Death of Father4 May 1885 His father John Jefferson Culpepper died on 4 May 1885 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Tax roll*1889 He registered to pay taxes at Marshall Co., Alabama, in 1889.8 
Death of Spouse2 Jan 1894 His wife Lorraine Cardwell died on 2 Jan 1894 at Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama.1 
Land Grant/Patent*18 Feb 1898 Land was granted to Robert Jefferson Culpepper on 18 Feb 1898 at Cullman Co., Alabama.9 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.10 
Photographedsay 1910 He appeared as the father in a family photograph say 1910 at Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama,
Back row, left to right: James E. Albright holding son Roy, William Lee Culpepper, Grover Milton Culpepper, Carl Winston Culpepper, & Effin Arelia Culpepper;
Front row, left to right: Hattie Louraine (Culpepper) Albright holding Lola Albright, Georgia Beatrice (Rowe) Culpepper holding (probably) William Lonnie Culpepper, Robert Jefferson Culpepper, William Henry Culpepper, Mary Elizabeth (Powell) Culpepper, and Alverene Culpepper.11,12
William Henry Culpepper family
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Robert was listed as a father in John James Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.13 
Photographed*say 1918 He was photographed say 1918 at Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama,
Photo provided by Mary Lillian Culpepper Pierce.
Robert Jefferson Culpepper
Death*10 Dec 1919 He died at Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 10 Dec 1919 at age 89.1
tombstone
Burial*circa 12 Dec 1919 His body was interred circa 12 Dec 1919 at Corinth East Baptist Church Cemetery, Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama.1
Robert J. & Louraney Culpepper tombstone
Biography* Census: 1870 Louina P. O. District (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL. \p. 572 #2 (R. J. Culpepper 40 GA).\ Census: 1880 Beat 4, Wesobulga District, Clay Co., AL. \ED 34-1 (R. J. Culpepper 49 GA SC SC).\ Census: 1900 Albertville, Marshall Co., AL. \ED 83-12 (Robert J. Culpepper Jul 1828 [1830?] GA).\ Census: 1910 Marshall Co., AL. \ED 96-22 (Robert J. Culpepper 79 SC in hh of son John J. Culpepper).\
      Robert Jefferson Culpepper was known to his great-grandchildren as "Great Grandpa Jeff" or "ole e Pa." His parents were recorded in the 1830 census of Upson Co., GA and this is where Robert is presumed to have been born. The 1900 Soundex for Alabama shows Robert J. Culpepper in Albertville, Marshall Co, AL with a birth date of July 1828 but since he was not noted in the 1830 census this can probably be discounted. By 1840, Robert had moved with his parents to Chambers Co., AL where he was noted as one of two males 5 to 10 years of age in the household of John J. Culpepper. Robert emerges in Chambers Co., AL marriage records in 1848 and by 1850 was listed with his wife in the 1850 Chambers Co., AL census living next door to his sister and near his parents.
      Robert J. and Louraney (Cardwell) Culpepper hosted the wedding of his younger brother, William Washington Culpepper, and her younger sister, Ferby Cardwell, at their home 23 Dec 1855. Their father, John Jefferson Culpepper, was the second bondsman. At some point after this, Robert J. Culpepper apparently moved his family to Randolph Co., AL. He is noted in land records purchasing 39.86 ½ acres in the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of section 3 in Township 22 Range 10 of Randolph Co., AL. Unfortunately, the date is illegible. The land appears to be just north of the 159.46 acres of land which Robert's father, John J. Culpepper, obtained 22 Aug 1850. Robert and his brother, William, and their parents were noted living next to each other in the 1860 census of Almond P. O. District, Randolph Co., AL.
     When the Civil War began, Robert enlisted in the Confederate Army. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II obtained the following records from the National Archives: Culpepper, Robert J. Co. B/C. 37 Alabama Infantry. _____(Confederate) Private_/_Private _____CARD NUMBERS 1_____44662957 2_______254194 3_______294918 Number of medical cards herein Number of personal papers herein 1 Book Mark: See Also: --------------------------- (Confederate) C __________37__________Ala Robert J. Culpepper Pvt _ Capt. Hamner's Company, Alabama __________ Volunteers* Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above, for Mch 15, 186 2 Enlisted: When Mch 15, 186 2 Where Daviston, Ala By whom Period 3 years or the war Last paid: By whom To what time__________, 186_. Present or absent Not stated Remarks: *This company subsequently became Company B, 37th Regiment Alabama Infantry. Book Mark: _____/s/_ (?)nell ____________________Copyist ------------------------------ Culpepper, Robert J. Pvt., Co. B._____37, Reg't Ala. _____(Confederate) 1 Inclosures. Pris. of War Record 1 ------------------------------ VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, JULY 9th A.D. 1863 TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, KNOW YE THAT I, Robert J. Culpepper private of Co. B Reg't 37th Ala Vols. C.S.A. being a Prisoner of War in the hands of the United States Forces, in virtue of the capitulation of the City of Vicksburg and its garrison, by Lieut. Gen John C. Pemberton, C.S.A., Commanding on the 4th day of July, 1863, do in pursuance of the terms of said capitulation, give this my solemn parole under oath----- That I will not take up arms again against the United States nor serve in any military, police, constabulary force in any Fort, Garrison or field work, held by the Confederate States of America against the United States of America, nor as guard of any prisons, depots or stores, nor discharge any duties usually performed by Officers or soldiers against the United States of America until duly exchanged by the proper Authorities. ____________________/s/_ Robert J Culpepper Sworn to and subscribed before me at Vicksburg, Miss., this 9th day of July, 1863. _____/s/ Wm P. Davis 23rd Reg't Indiana Vol. ____________________Lt. Col AND PAROLING OFFICER. --------------------------- (CONFEDERATE) R. J. Culpepper Co., B 37 Ala (Inf) Appears on a __________ROLL of non-commissioned officers and privates employed on extra duty at Dalton, Ga during month of Jan 186 4 By whose order employed Nature of service Teamster TERM OF SERVICE: From Jan. 1, 186_. To Jan 31, 186_. Remarks: Driving (?)(?) wagons Roll No. _____ WOOTTON [Stamped] Copyist --------------------------- (CONFEDERATE) R. J. Culpeper Co. B 37 Ala. Appears on a __________ROLL of non-commissioned officers and privates employed on extra duty at Dalton Ga during month of Feb., 186 4 By whose order employed Nature of service Teamsters TERM OF SERVICE: From Feb 1., 186_. To Feb 29, 186_. Remarks: Roll No. _____WOOTTON [Stamped] Copyist
      After the war, Robert returned home and he was noted with his wife and children in the 1870 census of the Louina P. O. District (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL. His brother, William Washington Culpepper, was still living next door and his parents were also living nearby, all apparently on the same land that they were on before the war. By 1880, Robert had apparently moved his family to Clay Co., AL R. J. Culpepper was noted with his wife and younger children in Wesobulga District, Clay Co., AL in 1880 census records.
      According to an article from the Guntersville Advertiser 10 Oct 1916, Robert J. Culpepper and his wife had moved to the Sand Mountain area of Marshall Co., AL 28 years previously. This would have been approximately 1888. A son, John James Culpepper, located his family in what is known today as Albertville, Marshall Co., GA. Other members of the extended family settled across the county line in Joppa, Cullman Co., AL. Unfortunately, the 1890 U. S. census burned and so it is not possible to see exactly how everyone was situated at the time. What is known is that, according to her obituary, Mrs. R. J. (Louraney Cardwell) Culpepper died in Joppa, Cullman Co., AL in 1894. After the death of his wife, Robert apparently split his time at the residences of his children. Robert J. Culpepper was noted in Albertville, Marshall Co, AL in the 1900 census. He was listed as having been born Jul 1828 although, since he was not noted in the 1830 census and was listed in later census records as being age 19, 30, 40 and 49, the 1828 reference can be discounted. Robert Jefferson Culpepper's daughter, Arkansas (Culpepper) Williams, and her two young sons, "Larkis" and "Charlie," were living with him. In 1910, Robert was still living in Marshall Co., AL was noted in the Marshall Co., AL census living with his son, John J. Culpepper. A great-granddaughter, Mary Lillian Butler Pierce, wrote, 19 Jan 1979: He carved & made fancy furniture, beautiful beds among other things. He had a collection of old guns.... He had a hobby of keeping a diary, of the weather and happenings of the day.... My Grandpa Jack [John James Culpepper] & family along with ole e Pa & family all moved here to Sand Mt. from Randolph or Clay [the family was in Clay Co., AL in the 1880 census] in covered wagons in 1883.... Ole e Pa Jeff... walked lots of miles almost every day, even in his 80's.... One more thing about ole e Pa Jeff, he carved and made spinning wheels to spin yarn then weave it into yarn for cloth in those days."
      Mary Lillian Butler Pierce added in s 23 Apr 1993 letter that "Robert Jefferson Culpepper carved and made furniture in his younger days - beautiful pieces - and each piece painted black." 20 Jan 1979, Mary Lillian wrote that her great-grandfather had lived with her grandparents in the same house that she is living in now: Lola Martin said ole e Pa Jeff's room was upstairs, steps are steep here and only heat he had up there & light was a lantern. Scratches are still on the wall up there where he would strike a match to light the kerosene lantern. Was a stacked chimney in the middle of the house, heat from it helped keep the walls of that little room warm. Said he never had a cold or was sick in winter.
      Mary Lillian Butler Pierce added in a 23 Apr 1993 letter: Lola Martin was right stairs were steep, and still are. Scratches are still on the wall. I painted or painted part of that little room up stairs a few yrs ago, and it's hard to find the scratches now.
      According to a great-granddaughter, Mary Lillian Butler Pierce, Robert Jefferson Culpepper received a monthly pension of $15.00 from the State of Alabama for his Civil War service. In a 3 Sep 1994 phone conversation, Mary Lillian noted that her great-grandfather would buy a gallon of "white whiskey" with 15 cents from his Confederate Pension money and add a teaspoon of it to his breakfast coffee "instead of cream" to make "Lace Coffee." The following is from the 10 Oct 1916 issue of the Guntersville Advertiser published in Guntersville, Marshall Co, AL: R.J. Culpepper is 86 years old and enjoys good health for a man of his age. He has lived on Sand mountain 28 years [arriving circa 1888]. Uncle Jeff as he is familiarly called, has 8 living children, 53 grandchildren, 98 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, which is, we believe, getting pretty close to the record in this county.
      Robert Jefferson Culpepper died three years later, apparently while visiting his grandson, Charlie J. Williams, across the county line in Joppa, Cullman Co., AL. Two days later, Charlie wrote his half-brother, Larcus Culpepper who, according to Mary Lillian, was living in Texas: larcus I am Very Sorry But he had to go Some time and I guess now was as good time as eny they beried him at Corinth [south of Joppa, Cullman Co., AL] and then they taking up granma and moved here [her] up there and Beried her Beside him.... he was awfull Bad and he died that night about twelve oclock.....
      Mary Lillian added in a 18 Jan 1979 letter: Great Grandpa Jeff has a war emblem by his tomb shaped like a 3 or 4 leaf clover, made of iron or steel. He had a pocket watch with a chain & watch fob looked like the iron emblem at his grave. My grandfather [John James Culpepper] kept it, long as he lived.... Uncle Frank Culpepper [Francis Marion Culpepper] got it soon as my Grandfather died. I don't know who got it when Uncle Frank died.... Great Grandpa Jeff... got a war pension of $15.00 per mo. from Gov. [the State of Alabama]. 

Family

Lorraine Cardwell (8 Jun 1833 - 2 Jan 1894)
Marriage*19 Dec 1848 He married Lorraine Cardwell at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 19 Dec 1848 at age 18.3 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Dec 2018

Citations

  1. Anna Cochran Gregath, compiler, Cullman County Churches and Cemeteries, Cullman, Alabama: Cullman County Commission, 198_, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.173 K2c.
    Vol 2, pages 15-16:
    Corinth East Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullman Co., Alabama. From I-65, Exit 312, proceed east on AL-157 to AL-69. Turn right on AL-69 and proceed north for 21 miles to AL-67. Continue on AL-69 for one more mile and Corinth Church will be on the right (South)
    + R. J. Culpepper, 2 Jul 1830 - 10 Dec 1919, CSA 1861-1865
    + Lourainey Culpepper, 8 Jun 1833 - 2 Jan 1894.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page ??, Lew Griffin Transcription, Chambers Co., AL.
    John J. Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 1 M40-50, 1 F15-20, 1 F40-50.
  3. Marriage Records 1833-1861 of Chambers County, Alabama Vol I, Genealogical Society of East Alabama, Inc., 1974.
    p 70 by Wm F Grady J. P.
  4. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Marshall Co., AL
    + Jack J. Culpepper, 4 Dec 1850 - 28 Sep 1938
    + Nancy J. Culpepper, 8 Feb 1850 - 3 Jul 1936.
  5. E-mail written 2004 - 2008 to Lew Griffin from Carole Watson Burton (#50015), 109 Chadwick Drive, Charleston, SC 29407-7425, e-mail address.
    Service record of Robert Jefferson Culpepper submitted to Culpepper Connections by Linda Cushing (#174) who received it from Carole Watson.
  6. 1866 Alabama State Census, Tallapoosa Co., AL:
    R. J. Culpepper, 1M20+, 1M10-19, 1M0-9, 1F20+, 2F10-19, 2F0-9.
  7. FHL Film 1254007, National Archives Film T9-0007, Wesobulga, Page 39A.
  8. Margene Hemrick Black, compiler, 1889-1895 Reconstructed Census of Marshall County, Alabama, Guntersville, Alabama: Past and Present Publications, 199_?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.194 X2bm.
    Tax Assessors Records of 1889 (page 4): J. J. Culpeppe, R. J. Culpepper, W. H. Culpepper.
  9. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    Robert J. Culpepper, AL4230__.371, Authority Date: 20 May 1862; Signature Date: 18 Feb 1898, Huntsville Land Office, 40 acres. NWNE part of Sec 8, Township 9-S, Range 1-E. Huntsville Meridian; Cullman Co., Alabama.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 83, Sheet 12A, Lines 25-28, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama (12 Jun 1900)
    Robert Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Jul 1828, 71, wid, GA/--/--, Farmer
    Arkansas B. Williams, Dau, F, Wh, Jan 1876, 24, md-2yrs, ch 2/2, AL/GA/AL
    Larkes C. Williams, Grandson, M, Wh, Jun 1892, 7, sng, AL/--/AL
    Charlie J. Williams, Grandson, M, Wh, Jul 1887, 2, sng, AL/--/AL.
  11. E-mail written Feb 2010 to Lew Griffin from William M. Garrison, e-mail address.
  12. Correspondence from Billy Wendell Dunn, Arab, AL, to Lew Griffin, say 1978.
  13. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 96, Sheet 22B, Lines 66-69, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama (10 May 1910)
    John J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 59, md1-39yrs, AL/SC/SC, Farmer
    Nancy J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 60, md1-39yrs, ch 3/3, AL/NC/NC
    Effin L. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 29, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Robert J. Culpepper, Father, M, Wh, 79, wid, SC/SC/SC.

Lorraine Cardwell

Female, #32358, (8 Jun 1833 - 2 Jan 1894)
Father*James Cardwell (c 1806 - 1884)
Mother*Malissa H. Bohannon (c 1815 - c 1860)
Name Variation She was also known as Lourainey.1 
Birth*8 Jun 1833 Lorraine was born at Georgia on 8 Jun 1833.1
tombstone
Marriage*19 Dec 1848 She married Robert Jefferson Culpepper at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 19 Dec 1848 at age 15.2 
Married Name19 Dec 1848  As of 19 Dec 1848, her married name was Culpepper. 
Residence*1850 Lorraine resided at Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1850.3 
Birth of Son4 Dec 1850 Her son John James Culpepper was born on 4 Dec 1850 at Chambers Co., Alabama.4 
Census*1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1860. 
Death of Mothercirca 1860 Her mother Malissa H. Bohannon died circa 1860 at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Birth of Son22 May 1864 Her son William Henry Culpepper was born on 22 May 1864 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Census1866 Lorraine was probably a free white female, age 21 or more, in an unknown person 's household in the D Census at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.5 
Birth of Son25 Aug 1869 Her son Francis Marion Culpepper was born on 25 Aug 1869 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Census1870 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1870. 
Burial*circa 3 Jan 1884 Her body was interred circa 3 Jan 1884 at Corinth East Baptist Church Cemetery, Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Father1884 Her father James Cardwell died in 1884 at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Death*2 Jan 1894 She died at Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 2 Jan 1894 at age 60.1 
Biography* Census: 1880 Wesobulga Beat 4, Clay Co., AL. \ED 34-1 (Lurana 45 GA in hh of R. J. Culpepper).\
Although the obituary clearly gives her date of birth and death and calculates her age at death, marriage and census records indicate that she was probably born before 1834, probably in 1832. If Louraney had been born in 1834, she would have been 14 years old when she married, not impossible for the times, but unlikely since no parent gave permission for the marriage based on the marriage record. Also, two years later, in the 1850 census, Louraney was listed as being 18 years old which would suggest a birth year of 1832. In the 1860 census, she age was listed as being 27 years of age, which, depending on when the census was taken, could still support an 1832 date of birth or an 1833 date of birth. In the 1870 census, her age was given as 39, which would suggest an 1830 or 1831 year of birth. Finally, in the 1880 census, Louraney's age was given as 45. This would suggest a date of birth of 1834 or 1835. Louraney was probably born in 1832.
      Although Louraney had been born in Georgia, by 1848 she had moved, presumably with her parents, to Chambers Co., AL since this is where she married. She is found in the 1850 census of Chambers Co., AL with her husband. By 1860, Robert Jefferson and Louraney had moved their family to Randolph Co., AL where they remained until after the 1870 census. By the 1880 census the family had moved on to Clay Co., AL where "Lurana" was recorded with her husband, R. J. Culpepper, and younger children in Wesobulga Beat 4. According to Mary Lillian Butler Pierce, Louraney and Robert Jefferson moved with their son, John James Culpepper, to the Sand Mountain area of Marshall Co., AL. Some of the extended family settled across the county line in Joppa, Cullman Co., AL. Since the 1890 U. S. census burned we do not know exactly where everyone was situated at this point but according to her obituary, Louraney died in 1894 while living with or visiting children and grandchildren who were living in Joppa, Cullman Co., AL. The following obituary preserved by great-granddaughter, Mrs. J. E. (Ann White) Hicks, is from an unknown source: CULPEPPER -- Miss Louraney Cardwell was born June the 8th 1834 [1832? based on presumed age at marriage and census records] and was married to R. J. Culpepper Dec. the 19th 1848, and died at her home, near Joppa, Cullman County, Ala. Jan. the 2nd 1894, aged 59 [61?] years, 6 months and 25 days. Mrs. Culpepper joined the Methodist Church South in 1872, and from that time on, she lived an humble, christian life. She dearly loved her church, and was untiring in her efforts to promote the cause of Christ. Mrs. Culpepper was the mother of eleven children, two have preceded her to the Heavenly Land, while nine are left to mourn their loss, but their loss is her eternal gain, for she has gone where sorrow, pain, sickness and death are felt and feared no more. Her life was an exemplary one, she was a loving wife, a kind and gentle mother. She will be sadly missed at home, at church and in the nieghborhood, she was loved by all who knew her. The writer has known her for several years and to know her was to love her. We tender our heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved family. A. S. A. Meaders
      Only ten of the eleven of the eleven children have been accounted for. Possibly one child died at birth or died young and between census years. Finally, Louraney's daughter, "Plyna Smith" (Mrs. L. W. (Pauline Culpepper) Smith), was listed in an article about a 1935 John James Culpepper family reunion with "aunt Fanny Busby" (Mrs. H. B. (Nancy Ann Frances Elizabeth Alice Culpepper) Busby) of Albertville. This was a daughter of William Washington and Ferby (Cardwell) Culpepper. 

Family

Robert Jefferson Culpepper (2 Jul 1830 - 10 Dec 1919)
Marriage*19 Dec 1848 She married Robert Jefferson Culpepper at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 19 Dec 1848 at age 15.2 
Children
Last Edited7 Dec 2018

Citations

  1. Anna Cochran Gregath, compiler, Cullman County Churches and Cemeteries, Cullman, Alabama: Cullman County Commission, 198_, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.173 K2c.
    Vol 2, pages 15-16:
    Corinth East Baptist Church Cemetery, Cullman Co., Alabama. From I-65, Exit 312, proceed east on AL-157 to AL-69. Turn right on AL-69 and proceed north for 21 miles to AL-67. Continue on AL-69 for one more mile and Corinth Church will be on the right (South)
    + R. J. Culpepper, 2 Jul 1830 - 10 Dec 1919, CSA 1861-1865
    + Lourainey Culpepper, 8 Jun 1833 - 2 Jan 1894.
  2. Marriage Records 1833-1861 of Chambers County, Alabama Vol I, Genealogical Society of East Alabama, Inc., 1974.
    p 70 by Wm F Grady J. P.
  3. P 413 No. 437 (Lurena 18 GA in hh of Robert Culpepper).
  4. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Marshall Co., AL
    + Jack J. Culpepper, 4 Dec 1850 - 28 Sep 1938
    + Nancy J. Culpepper, 8 Feb 1850 - 3 Jul 1936.
  5. 1866 Alabama State Census, Tallapoosa Co., AL:
    R. J. Culpepper, 1M20+, 1M10-19, 1M0-9, 1F20+, 2F10-19, 2F0-9.

William Washington Culpepper

Male, #32359, (14 Aug 1834 - 2 Mar 1918)
Father*John Jefferson Culpepper (4 Nov 1797 - 4 May 1885)
Mother*Catherine Bell (c 1797 - c 1865)
DNA* William 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*14 Aug 1834 William was born at Upson Co., Georgia, on 14 Aug 1834.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 William and Robert was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in John Jefferson Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Chambers Co., Alabama.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Catherine and William listed as a household member living with John Jefferson Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Chambers Co., Alabama.3 
Marriage*13 Mar 1853 He married Peggy Nichols at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 13 Mar 1853 at age 18. 
Birth of Son13 Jun 1854 His son John Jefferson Culpepper II was born on 13 Jun 1854 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Death of Spousecirca 1854 His wife Peggy Nichols died circa 1854 at Alabama
Marriage*23 Dec 1855 He married Pheraby Cardwell at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1855 at age 21. 
Census1860 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1860. 
Birth of Son29 Aug 1860 His son William Joseph R. Culpepper was born on 29 Aug 1860 at Randolph Co., Alabama.4 
Birth of Son18 Dec 1861 His son James Daniel Culpepper was born on 18 Dec 1861 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Civil War*between 1862 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1864

     Culpepper, William Washington, Private, Company B
Age at Enlistment: 26 (28), Enlisted May 1862 at Camp Johnson (near Daviston) AL by Captain Hamner in Captain L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Co B); Appears on Muster Roll of Co B of 37th AL CSA dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL - his 28th birthday; "First entered service" 14 June 1862 at Auburn AL (according to 1907 census of Confederate soldiers); Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private of Co B of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; Discharged at Washington GA at close of war; Made a Personal Statement to the Census Tax Assessor of Marshall County AL in 1907; Alabama Confederate Pension No. 16218 recorded at Marshall County AL and application witnessed by R.J. Culpepper and W.J. Ponder (both Co B); Brother of Robert J Culpepper (Co B); 1st Cousin to brothers John M, Francis M, and William A Culpepper (all Co B); Born 13 May 1834 at Upson County GA; Post-war resided at Albertville, AL in 1907; Died 2 March 1918; Buried at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Albertville, Marshall Co AL.1,5 
Death of Soncirca 1864 His son James Daniel Culpepper died circa 1864 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son20 Nov 1864 His son Robert Benjamin F. Culpepper was born on 20 Nov 1864 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Mothercirca 1865 His mother Catherine Bell died circa 1865 at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son28 Sep 1866 His son Thomas Wilson Culpepper was born on 28 Sep 1866 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Residence*1870 William resided at Marianna, Jackson Co., Florida, in 1870.6 
Birth of Son23 Jan 1873 His son Columbus Lafayette Culpepper was born on 23 Jan 1873 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son26 Mar 1874 His son Louis Alford Culpepper was born on 26 Mar 1874 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama.7 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama.8 
Death of Father4 May 1885 His father John Jefferson Culpepper died on 4 May 1885 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Tax roll*between 1890 and 1893 He registered to pay taxes at Marshall Co., Alabama, between 1890 and 1893.9 
Death of Son19 Jul 1891 His son William Joseph R. Culpepper died on 19 Jul 1891 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.4 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 William was listed as a father in Louis Alford Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Bell Co., Texas.10 
Photographed1907 He was photographed in 1907 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama,
Left to right -- front row: Johnny Hudson Culpepper, Jessie Leroy Culpepper, Thomas Eugene Moore, Malcolm Monroe Moore, Ashton Clemont Lowry, Ollin Ollene Lowry, William Cary Lowry, Ethyl Gibson, Cora Lee Lowry;
middle row: Louis Alford Culpepper holding Lydia Grace Culpepper, Robert Benjamin F. Culpepper holding Velma Mae Moore, James Jefferson Moore holding Gladys Feraby Moore, Pheraby (Caldwell) Culpepper, William Washington Culpepper, Leon Gibson, & Mr. Prater (sharecropper);
back row: Anna Lita Jane (Johnson) Culpepper, Ellen Arline (Culpepper) Lowry holding Sunshine Lowry, Malinda Rebecca (Culpepper) Moore holding William Jackson Moore, Sarah Minnie L. (Culpepper) Gibson holding Malon Clifford Gibson, Mary Louisa Katherine (Culpepper) Phillips, Nancy Ann Frances Elizabeth Alice (Culpepper) Busby, Mrs. Prater;
standing behind William Washington Culpepper: on left, Etta Vesta (Culpepper) Morgan, on right, probably Eva Electres Lowry;
standing in doorway of house: unknown.11
William Washington Culpepper family
Photographed1907 He was photographed in 1907 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.11
William Washington Culpepper
Photographed*say 1910 He was photographed say 1910 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.12,13
William Washington Culpepper
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.14 
Death of Spouse18 Nov 1911 His wife Pheraby Cardwell died on 18 Nov 1911 at Marshall Co., Alabama.15,1 
Death of Son6 Jun 1913 His son Thomas Wilson Culpepper died on 6 Jun 1913.16 
Death*2 Mar 1918 He died at Marshall Co., Alabama, on 2 Mar 1918 at age 83
Alabama death index shows death occured in February 1918.17,1 
Burial*circa 4 Mar 1918 His body was interred circa 4 Mar 1918 at Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* Census: 1870 Louina P. O. district (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL. \p. 572 #4 (W. W. Culpepper 35 GA).\ Census: 1880 Randolph Co., AL. \ED 111-2 Wm. W. Culpepper 45 GA SC SC).\
     A son, Louis Alford Culpepper, wrote to his grandson, R. A. Morgan 11 Oct 1942, that "My father William Washington Culpepper was born near Fredonia [Chambers Co.], Alabama." Unfortunately, in census records, William Washington listed his own place of birth as Georgia although his parents probably moved to Alabama when William Washington Culpepper was still an infant. William Washington's father, John Jefferson Culpepper, was recorded with his family in the 1830 census of Upson Co., GA and he was still in Upson County when he drew a lot in the 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia and this is probably where William Washington was born. However, at some point after William's birth, possibly in 1835 or 1836 when John Jefferson Culpepper's brothers, Francis G. and James Culpepper, moved their families or in 1837 when, William's older brother, John J. Culpepper, married, William's father moved his family to Chambers Co., AL. This is where William was noted as one of two males age 5 to 10 in the household of John J. Culpepper in the 1840 census.
     William emerges in census records living with his parents in the 1850 census of Chambers Co., AL. His sister, Elizabeth, and brother, Robert, were living next door. Shortly after this, William married in Chambers Co, AL. Apparently, however, his first wife died because in Dec 1855, William married a second time to the younger sister of his brother, Robert's, wife. William's father was the second bondsman. However, shortly after this, William and his second wife and his son by his first marriage moved to Randolph Co., AL where the first child of William's second marriage was born in 1857. William W. Culpepper was recorded in the Almond P. O. district near Louina (now Wadley) in the 1860 census of Randolph Co., AL. William's son by his first marriage, John, was recorded living next door with William's parents.
     When the Civil War began, William Washington Culpepper enlisted in the Confederate Army. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II obtained the following records from the National Archives: Culpepper, William W. Co. B, 37 Alabama Infantry. _____(Confederate) Private_/_Private _____CARD NUMBERS 1_____44285073 2_________4503 3_______254195 4_____51887370 5_____51966861 Number of medical cards herein Number of personal papers herein 1 Book Mark: See Also: --------------------------- (CONFEDERATE) C____________37____________Ala Wm W Culpepper Co B 37 Regt. Ala. Appears on a __________List of patients in private families from__________Hospital at List dated: Not dated 186_. Remarks: *Location of hospital not identified Book mark: _____/s/_ C. Kline, ____________________Copyist ------------------------------ Culpepper, William W. Pvt., Co. B._____37, Reg't Ala. _____(Confederate) 1 Inclosures. Pris. of War Record 1 ------------------------------ Confederate C __________37__________Ala W. W. Culpepper Pvt. Co B 37 Ala Appears on a __________List of Prisoners of War captured and paroled by the U. S. forces in the battles of Iuka, Sept. 19; of Corinth on the 3d and 4th, and of Hatchie on the 5th and 6th of October, 1862. List dated Corinth, Miss., Oct. 13, 1862 Paroled Not Stated Remarks: --------------------------- _____(CONFEDERATE) C__________37__________Ala W. W. Culpepper Prvt. Co B 37 Ala Appears on a __________List of paroled Confederate Prisoners, wounded and nurses, delivered at Iuka, Miss. to Surgeon J. B. Bond, C. S. Army on account of his government; captured at the Battle of Corinth, October 3d and 4th, 1862. List dated Oct. 19, 1862. Paroled Not dated Remarks: _____/s/_ J W Ware (?) ____________________Copyist --------------------------- C __________37__________Ala. Wm. W. Culpepper Privt. Co. B, 37 Reg't Alabama Infantry Appears on a _____Roll of Prisoners of War paroled at Vicksburg, Miss, according to the terms of capitulation entered into by the com- manding Generals of the United States and Confederate forces July 4, 1863. Roll dated Vicksburg, Miss., July 9, 1863 Paroled at Vicksburg, Miss, July 9, 1863. Where captured Vicksburg Miss. When captured July 4, 186 3. Remarks: ____/s/_ J. Vorkoeper _____________________Copyist --------------------------- VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, JULY 9th A.D. 1863 TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, KNOW YE THAT I, William W. Culpepper private Co. B of Reg't 37th Ala Vols. C.S.A. being a Prisoner of War in the hands of the United States Forces, in virtue of the capitulation of the City of Vicksburg and its garrison, by Lieut. Gen John C. Pemberton, C.S.A., Commanding on the 4th day of July, 1863, do in pursuance of the terms of said capitulation, give this my solemn parole under oath----- That I will not take up arms again against the United States nor serve in any military, police, constabulary force in any Fort, Garrison or field work, held by the Confederate States of America against the United States of America, nor as guard of any prisons, depots or stores, nor discharge any duties usually performed by Officers or soldiers against the United States of America until duly exchanged by the proper Authorities. ____________________/s/_ William W Culpepper Sworn to and subscribed before me at Vicksburg, Miss., this 9th day of July, 1863. _____/s/_ Wm P. Davis 23rd Reg't Indiana Vol. ____________________Lt. Col AND PAROLING OFFICER. ----------------------------- _____(CONFEDERATE) C__________37__________Ala W. W. Culpepper Pvt. Co B 37 Ala Appears on a __________List of Confederate Paroled Prisoners who have re- ported at Jackson, Miss, for exchange. List forwarded to Col. Robt. Ould, Ag't for Ex- change at Richmond, Va. by N. G. Watts, Maj., C.S.A., and Agt. at Vicksburg, Miss. List dated: Not dated Remarks: Book mark: _____/s/_ L. Herrera ____________________Copyist
     After the war, William Washington Culpepper appears to have returned to the same land where he was living in 1860 and he was noted in the 1870 census of Louina P. O. district (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL with his second wife and their children. William's son, John, was still living next door with William's father, John Jefferson Culpepper. William's brother, Robert, was his other neighbor. According to p. 112 of Historical Records of Randolph County, Alabama 1832-1900 compiled by Marilyn Davis Barefield from the 12 Feb 1875 edition of the Randolph Enterprise "W. W. Culpepper" of Beat 8, Township 21, Range 10 was to have his land sold to the highest bidder on 1 Mar 1875 to pay his taxes. This land appears to have been north of the land where William was noted in census records. And William remained in Randolph Co., AL after this since he was recorded there with his wife and younger children. In 1950, a granddaughter of William Washington Culpepper, Mrs. M. A. (Inez Culpepper) Champion, is known to have sold land south of Wadley, Randolph Co., AL which is known to have been granted to or purchased by "William Culpepper" in 1850 but this is presumed to have been William Henry Culpepper since William Washington Culpepper would have been too young. But it is not known if this was the land that William Washington was living on when he left for Marshall Co., AL.
     According a 1916 Guntersville Advertiser article, in 1890, William and his wife moved to the Sand Mountain area of Marshall Co., AL near where William's brother, Robert, had already settled. Although the article indicates that William and Ferby remained there the rest of their lives, they are not found there in the 1900 census and were apparently off visiting their son, Louis Alford Culpepper, in Bell Co., TX when the census was taken. By 1910, William and Ferby were back in Alabama where they were noted in Marshall Co., AL census records.
     The following is from the 10 Oct 1916 issue of the Guntersville Advertiser published in Guntersville, Marshall Co., AL: Uncle William, who is 83 years of age, has lived on Sand mountain for 26 years, having moved there from Randolph county in 1890. During his residence in this county he has lived continuously on one farm on Slab creek near the Mt. Vernon settlement. Uncle William has been a Mason for over 50 years, having joined that order before the civil war. He enjoys good health with the exception of a nervous trouble which impedes his speech. Uncle William probably owns the oldest mule in the county. He has a mule that is 39 years old and he has owned it all its life. 

Family 1

Peggy Nichols (circa 1836 - circa 1854)
Marriage*13 Mar 1853 He married Peggy Nichols at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 13 Mar 1853 at age 18. 
Child

Family 2

Pheraby Cardwell (11 Aug 1834 - 18 Nov 1911)
Marriage*23 Dec 1855 He married Pheraby Cardwell at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1855 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 Edited10 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Marshall Co., AL
    + W. W. Culpepper, 14 Aug 1834 - 2 Mar 1918, Pvt Co B 37 Ala Inf CSA
    + Aunt Fereby Culpepper, 11 Aug 1834 - 18 Nov 1911.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page ??, Lew Griffin Transcription, Chambers Co., AL.
    John J. Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 1 M40-50, 1 F15-20, 1 F40-50.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    District 19 and A Half, Chambers Co., Alabama; Roll M432_2; Page 413B; Image 825.
    John Culpepper, 53, M, Farmer, RE=$500, SC
    Catherine Culpepper, 53, F, SC
    William Culpeppert, 15, M, GA.
  4. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Marshall Co., AL
    + William Joel Culpepper, 29 Aug 1860 - 19 Jul 1891, s/o Mr & Mrs W. W. Culpepper.
  5. E-mail written 2004 - 2008 to Lew Griffin from Carole Watson Burton (#50015), 109 Chadwick Drive, Charleston, SC 29407-7425, e-mail address.
    Service record of William Washington Culpepper submitted to Culpepper Connections by Linda Cushing (#174) who received it from Carole Watson.
  6. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Masons, Jackson County, FL, 1866-1870
    ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/jackson/xmisc/masons.txt
    Washington Culpepper, Secretary, Harmony Lodge #3 in Marianna, 1870.
  7. 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
    Louis Alphord Culpepper, RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., Texas, age 44, born 26 Mar 1874, Caucasian, Farmer, Nearest relative: Anna Jane Culpepper, RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., Texas, Tall height, Slender build, Gray eyes, Brown hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 at Belton, Bell Co., Texas.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Flat Rock, Page 314B, Randolph Co., AL
    William W. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 45, GA, Farmer, Fa: SC, Mo: SC
    Ferriba Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 45, GA, Keeps House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Mary L. C. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 21, AL, At Home, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 19, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Benjamin R. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 15, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Malinda R. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 11, AL, At School, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Willson T. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 13, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Minnie S. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 9, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Alfred L. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 6, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Ellen A. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 2, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA.
  9. Margene Hemrick Black, compiler, 1889-1895 Reconstructed Census of Marshall County, Alabama, Guntersville, Alabama: Past and Present Publications, 199_?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.194 X2bm.
    Tax Assessors Records of 1890-93 (page 18): W. W. Culpepper.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 15, Sheet 14A, Pg 27, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 27, Bell Co., TX
    Alphy Culpepper, Head, M, Mar-1873, 26, md-7 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Mar-1878, 22, md-7 yrs, ch 4/4, AL MS AL
    William B. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep-1894, 5, S, TX AL AL
    Jason A. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov-1895, 4, S, TX AL AL
    Etta V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1896, 3, S, TX AL AL
    Jessie L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jan-1900, 5/12, TX AL AL
    William Culpepper, Father, M, UN-UN, 74, md-UN, AL UN UN
    Ferby Culpepper, Mother, F, UN-UN, md-UN, Ch-illeg, AL UN UN.
  11. Correspondence from Billy Wendell Dunn, Arab, AL, to Lew Griffin, say 1978.
  12. Correspondence from Billy Wendell Dunn, Arab, AL, to Lew Griffin, say 1978.
    widow Marina may have original -- Billy sent me a a paper copy in the 1970's.
  13. Greg Culpepper <e-mail address> supplied a good copy of the original.
  14. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 97, Sheet 8B, Lines 69-70, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama (25 Apr 1910)
    W. William Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 75, md2-54yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Pherby Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 75, md2-54yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  15. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Jerba Culpeper (2-p) (Mrs.) died 18 Nov 1911 in Marshall Co., Alabama.
  16. 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
    T. W. Cullpepper, died 6 Jun 1913 in Foard Co., TX.
  17. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Wm. Washington Culpepper died Feb 1918 in Marshall Co., Alabama.

Peggy Nichols

Female, #32360, (circa 1836 - circa 1854)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Nichols (c 1814 - )
Mother*Lavina Owens (c 1812 - )
Birth*circa 1836 Peggy was born circa 1836. 
Marriage*13 Mar 1853 She married William Washington Culpepper at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 13 Mar 1853. 
Married Name13 Mar 1853  As of 13 Mar 1853, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son13 Jun 1854 Her son John Jefferson Culpepper II was born on 13 Jun 1854 at Chambers Co., Alabama
Death*circa 1854 She died at Alabama circa 1854. 

Family

William Washington Culpepper (14 Aug 1834 - 2 Mar 1918)
Child
Last Edited26 Jun 2004

Pheraby Cardwell

Female, #32361, (11 Aug 1834 - 18 Nov 1911)
Father*John Franklin Cardwell (c 1798 - 1 Sep 1877)
Mother*Pheraby Gosdin (c 1795 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Ferby. 
Birth*11 Aug 1834 Pheraby was born at Georgia on 11 Aug 1834.1 
Marriage*23 Dec 1855 She married William Washington Culpepper at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1855 at age 21. 
Married Name23 Dec 1855  As of 23 Dec 1855, her married name was Culpepper. 
Census*1860 She was in the in 1860 census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son29 Aug 1860 Her son William Joseph R. Culpepper was born on 29 Aug 1860 at Randolph Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Son18 Dec 1861 Her son James Daniel Culpepper was born on 18 Dec 1861 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Soncirca 1864 Her son James Daniel Culpepper died circa 1864 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son20 Nov 1864 Her son Robert Benjamin F. Culpepper was born on 20 Nov 1864 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son28 Sep 1866 Her son Thomas Wilson Culpepper was born on 28 Sep 1866 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Census1870 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1870. 
Birth of Son23 Jan 1873 Her son Columbus Lafayette Culpepper was born on 23 Jan 1873 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son26 Mar 1874 Her son Louis Alford Culpepper was born on 26 Mar 1874 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama.3 
Death of Father1 Sep 1877 Her father John Franklin Cardwell died on 1 Sep 1877 at Shelby Co., Alabama
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Pheraby was listed as William Washington Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama.4 
Death of Son19 Jul 1891 Her son William Joseph R. Culpepper died on 19 Jul 1891 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.2 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Pheraby was listed as a mother in Louis Alford Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Bell Co., Texas.5 
Photographed1907 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph in 1907 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama,
Left to right -- front row: Johnny Hudson Culpepper, Jessie Leroy Culpepper, Thomas Eugene Moore, Malcolm Monroe Moore, Ashton Clemont Lowry, Ollin Ollene Lowry, William Cary Lowry, Ethyl Gibson, Cora Lee Lowry;
middle row: Louis Alford Culpepper holding Lydia Grace Culpepper, Robert Benjamin F. Culpepper holding Velma Mae Moore, James Jefferson Moore holding Gladys Feraby Moore, Pheraby (Caldwell) Culpepper, William Washington Culpepper, Leon Gibson, & Mr. Prater (sharecropper);
back row: Anna Lita Jane (Johnson) Culpepper, Ellen Arline (Culpepper) Lowry holding Sunshine Lowry, Malinda Rebecca (Culpepper) Moore holding William Jackson Moore, Sarah Minnie L. (Culpepper) Gibson holding Malon Clifford Gibson, Mary Louisa Katherine (Culpepper) Phillips, Nancy Ann Frances Elizabeth Alice (Culpepper) Busby, Mrs. Prater;
standing behind William Washington Culpepper: on left, Etta Vesta (Culpepper) Morgan, on right, probably Eva Electres Lowry;
standing in doorway of house: unknown.6
William Washington Culpepper family
Photographed*1907 She was photographed in 1907 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.6
Pheraby (Cardwell) Culpepper
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Pheraby was listed as William Washington Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.7 
Death*18 Nov 1911 She died at Marshall Co., Alabama, on 18 Nov 1911 at age 77.8,1 
Burial*circa 20 Nov 1911 Her body was interred circa 20 Nov 1911 at Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.1 
Biography* The name was given as "Feraba" "Feriba" and "Ferriba" in census records; as "Pheraby" in the marriage record, and "Jerba" in the death record. Louis Alford Culpepper gave his mother's name as "Ferby." The name is a corruption of "Phoebe." Ferby's relationship to Louraney Cardwell, wife of Robert J. Culpepper is unknown. Although census records indicate that she was born in Georgia, by 1855, Ferby had moved, presumably with her parents, to Chambers Co., AL where she married, William Washington Culpepper. Shortly after this, Ferby moved with her husband to Randolph Co., AL where she was noted in 1860, 1870 and 1880 census records. In 1890, Ferby and her husband followed Robert Jefferson and Louraney (Cardwell) Culpepper to the Sand Mountain area of Marshall Co., AL settling on a farm on Slab Creek near the Mt. Vernon settlement. In a 26 Jul 1979 letter, Mary Lillian Butler Pierce wrote that "Uncle Bill and Aunt Fereby Culpepper only lived about 2 1/2 miles from grandpa and grandma Culpepper [John James Culpepper and Nancy Jane Willoughby]." Although Sand Mountain remained their home base for the remainder of their lives, apparently Ferby and her husband took time to visit their children since a 74 year old "Feaby" was listed with her husband in the 1900 census of Bell Co., TX living with their son, Louis Alford Culpepper. In fact Ferby would have been 65 or 66 years old depending on when the census was taken. A 75 year old "Phereby" was recorded with her husband in the 1910 census of Marshall Co., AL, and this is where she died and was buried in 1911. 

Family

William Washington Culpepper (14 Aug 1834 - 2 Mar 1918)
Marriage*23 Dec 1855 She married William Washington Culpepper at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1855 at age 21. 
Children
Last Edited8 Mar 2010

Citations

  1. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Marshall Co., AL
    + W. W. Culpepper, 14 Aug 1834 - 2 Mar 1918, Pvt Co B 37 Ala Inf CSA
    + Aunt Fereby Culpepper, 11 Aug 1834 - 18 Nov 1911.
  2. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Marshall Co., AL
    + William Joel Culpepper, 29 Aug 1860 - 19 Jul 1891, s/o Mr & Mrs W. W. Culpepper.
  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
    Louis Alphord Culpepper, RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., Texas, age 44, born 26 Mar 1874, Caucasian, Farmer, Nearest relative: Anna Jane Culpepper, RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., Texas, Tall height, Slender build, Gray eyes, Brown hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 at Belton, Bell Co., Texas.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Flat Rock, Page 314B, Randolph Co., AL
    William W. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 45, GA, Farmer, Fa: SC, Mo: SC
    Ferriba Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 45, GA, Keeps House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Mary L. C. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 21, AL, At Home, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 19, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Benjamin R. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 15, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Malinda R. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 11, AL, At School, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Willson T. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 13, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Minnie S. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 9, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Alfred L. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 6, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Ellen A. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 2, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 15, Sheet 14A, Pg 27, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 27, Bell Co., TX
    Alphy Culpepper, Head, M, Mar-1873, 26, md-7 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Mar-1878, 22, md-7 yrs, ch 4/4, AL MS AL
    William B. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep-1894, 5, S, TX AL AL
    Jason A. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov-1895, 4, S, TX AL AL
    Etta V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1896, 3, S, TX AL AL
    Jessie L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jan-1900, 5/12, TX AL AL
    William Culpepper, Father, M, UN-UN, 74, md-UN, AL UN UN
    Ferby Culpepper, Mother, F, UN-UN, md-UN, Ch-illeg, AL UN UN.
  6. Correspondence from Billy Wendell Dunn, Arab, AL, to Lew Griffin, say 1978.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 97, Sheet 8B, Lines 69-70, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama (25 Apr 1910)
    W. William Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 75, md2-54yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Pherby Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 75, md2-54yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  8. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Jerba Culpeper (2-p) (Mrs.) died 18 Nov 1911 in Marshall Co., Alabama.

Nancy Caroline Culpepper

Female, #32362, (18 Jan 1820 - 23 Nov 1886)
Father*Daniel Peek Culpepper (23 Apr 1800 - 25 Oct 1825)
Mother*Mary Ann Corley (c 1800 - 12 Jun 1851)
Birth*18 Jan 1820 Nancy was born at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 18 Jan 1820. 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Nancy was probably a free white female, under the age of 10, in Daniel Peek Culpepper's household, on the 1820 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina.1 
Death of Father25 Oct 1825 Her father Daniel Peek Culpepper died on 25 Oct 1825 at Baldwin Co., Georgia
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Nancy was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 15, in Mary Ann Corley's household, on the 1830 Census at Monroe Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is a Male 30-40..2 
Land Lottery1832 She had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Talbot Co., Georgia,
lot 975/19/3 in what became Paulding Co., GA.3 
Married Name2 Dec 1836  As of 2 Dec 1836, her married name was Cooper. 
Marriage*2 Dec 1836 She married David George Cooper Jr. at Upson Co., Georgia, on 2 Dec 1836 at age 16.4 
Birth of Son3 Mar 1840 Her son Daniel Scaife Cooper was born on 3 Mar 1840 at Georgia
Birth of Son28 Feb 1842 Her son Thomas Jefferson Cooper was born on 28 Feb 1842 at Georgia.5 
Birth of Son16 May 1849 Her son John Francis Cooper was born on 16 May 1849 at Georgia
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 John, Emma, Mary, Thomas, Daniel, Nancy and Mary listed as a household member living with David George Cooper Jr. on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Mother12 Jun 1851 Her mother Mary Ann Corley died on 12 Jun 1851 at Talbot Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son30 Sep 1851 Her son William Theophilus T. Cooper was born on 30 Sep 1851 at Talbot Co., Georgia
Census1870 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1870. 
Death of Spouse22 Feb 1886 Her husband David George Cooper Jr. died on 22 Feb 1886 at Colquitt Co., Georgia.8 
Death*23 Nov 1886 She died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 23 Nov 1886 at age 66. 
Burial*circa 24 Nov 1886 Her body was interred circa 24 Nov 1886 at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.9 
Biography* Census: 1880 Colquitt Co., GA. \GMD 1020 14-21 (Nancy C. 60 SC SC SC in hh of David Cooper).\
      In the 1850 census, Nancy Caroline was listed as "Caroline." in the 1870 and 1880 census records she was listed as "Nancy" or "Nancy C." She was listed as "Nancy C. Cooper" on her tombstone. She was probably named Nancy after her grandmother, Nancy Culpepper, and she might have been named Caroline for her place of birth. She was noted as a female 0-10 years of age with her parents in the 1820 census of Edgefield District, SC. In "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written 8 Oct 1942 by Rev. George Bright Culpepper, he noted that "Caroline" was five years old when her father died and that "she married a man named Cooper, who moved to Colquitt County, Georgia about the year 1857." In the 1830 census of Monroe Co., GA, although Nancy Caroline was not yet married, she was not listed in the household of her widowed mother, Mary. Perhaps she was overlooked by the census taker or perhaps she was visiting relatives at the time of the census. By 1850 census, Nancy Caroline's mother was recorded living with her now married daughter in the household of David G. Cooper in Talbot Co., GA census records. The Cooper family apparently moved on to Colquitt Co., GA and was noted there in census records in 1870 and 1880. 
Reunion*8 Jul 2006 The families of David George Cooper, Jr. held their reunion in Moultrie, GA at the Western Sizzler on Saturday, 9 July 2005. Visiting and renewing friendship began with a prayer followed by dinner and continued discussions of past activities and new business, electing Shirley Harrell as Secretary, Janice Tucker as Treasurer, and William C. Peters as President. The next reunion was set for Moultrie, GA, at the Western Sizzler on Saturday, 8 July 2006. For more information, contact Ken Cooper at e-mail address.10 

Family

David George Cooper Jr. (23 Aug 1818 - 22 Feb 1886)
Marriage*2 Dec 1836 She married David George Cooper Jr. at Upson Co., Georgia, on 2 Dec 1836 at age 16.4 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. Unknown Townships, Edgefield District, SC
    Daniel Culpepper, page 127, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves
    Drury Culpepper, page 120, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45, 1 slave
    Joicy Culpepper, page 83, 1 M45+, 1F16-26, 1 F45+, 7 slaves.
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 194, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F20-30.
  3. Rev. S. Emmett Lucas Jr., The 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
    Daniel P. Culpepper's Orphans, Sealeys District, Talbot Co., GA, drew lot 975/19/3 in what became Paulding Co., GA, 1832.
  4. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Nancy C. Culpepper and David Cooper on 2 Dec 1836 in Upson Co., GA.
  5. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
  6. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 314, 15th District, Talbot Co., GA
    David G. Cooper, 33, M, Farmer, GA
    Caroline (Culpepper) Cooper, 30, F, GA
    Daniel Cooper, 12, M, GA
    Thomas Cooper, 10, M, GA
    Elizabeth Cooper, 8, F, GA
    Emila Cooper, 5, F, GA
    Frances Cooper, 1, F, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 50, F, GA.
  7. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 239 25 Jul 1851 issue.
  8. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    has 3 Feb 1886.
  9. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 95.
  10. E-mail written 2002-2005 to Lew Griffin from Ken Cooper, e-mail address.

David George Cooper Jr.

Male, #32363, (23 Aug 1818 - 22 Feb 1886)
Father*David George Cooper (c 1790 - May 1818)
Mother*Elizabeth Owens (c 1795 - a 1860)
Death of FatherMay 1818 His father David George Cooper died in May 1818. 
Birth*23 Aug 1818 David was born at Georgia on 23 Aug 1818. 
Marriage*2 Dec 1836 He married Nancy Caroline Culpepper at Upson Co., Georgia, on 2 Dec 1836 at age 18.1 
Birth of Son3 Mar 1840 His son Daniel Scaife Cooper was born on 3 Mar 1840 at Georgia
Birth of Son28 Feb 1842 His son Thomas Jefferson Cooper was born on 28 Feb 1842 at Georgia.2 
Birth of Son16 May 1849 His son John Francis Cooper was born on 16 May 1849 at Georgia
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 David was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son30 Sep 1851 His son William Theophilus T. Cooper was born on 30 Sep 1851 at Talbot Co., Georgia
Census1870 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1870. 
Census1880 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1880. 
Death*22 Feb 1886 He died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 22 Feb 1886 at age 67.4 
Burial* His body was interred at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.5 
Biography* In 1882, "David G. Cooper" was received by certificate by R. B. Bryan according to The Church Register of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, South Colquitt County, Georgia by Lee Collins Hale, Nov 1978. He remained a member until his death which was listed in the church register as 3 Feb 1886 although 22 Feb 1886 is the date of death which appears on the tombstone. 
Reunion*8 Jul 2006 The families of David George Cooper, Jr. held their reunion in Moultrie, GA at the Western Sizzler on Saturday, 9 July 2005. Visiting and renewing friendship began with a prayer followed by dinner and continued discussions of past activities and new business, electing Shirley Harrell as Secretary, Janice Tucker as Treasurer, and William C. Peters as President. The next reunion was set for Moultrie, GA, at the Western Sizzler on Saturday, 8 July 2006. For more information, contact Ken Cooper at e-mail address.6 

Family

Nancy Caroline Culpepper (18 Jan 1820 - 23 Nov 1886)
Marriage*2 Dec 1836 He married Nancy Caroline Culpepper at Upson Co., Georgia, on 2 Dec 1836 at age 18.1 
Children
Last Edited26 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Nancy C. Culpepper and David Cooper on 2 Dec 1836 in Upson Co., GA.
  2. E-mail from Cleveland, TN Jackie Brown.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 314, 15th District, Talbot Co., GA
    David G. Cooper, 33, M, Farmer, GA
    Caroline (Culpepper) Cooper, 30, F, GA
    Daniel Cooper, 12, M, GA
    Thomas Cooper, 10, M, GA
    Elizabeth Cooper, 8, F, GA
    Emila Cooper, 5, F, GA
    Frances Cooper, 1, F, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 50, F, GA.
  4. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    has 3 Feb 1886.
  5. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 94.
  6. E-mail written 2002-2005 to Lew Griffin from Ken Cooper, e-mail address.

James Marion Culpepper M.D.

Male, #32364, (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
Father*Daniel Peek Culpepper (23 Apr 1800 - 25 Oct 1825)
Mother*Mary Ann Corley (c 1800 - 12 Jun 1851)
Birth*1 Feb 1823 James was born at Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., Georgia, on 1 Feb 1823. 
Death of Father25 Oct 1825 His father Daniel Peek Culpepper died on 25 Oct 1825 at Baldwin Co., Georgia
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 James was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10, in Mary Ann Corley's household, on the 1830 Census at Monroe Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is a Male 30-40..1 
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Talbot Co., Georgia,
lot 975/19/3 in what became Paulding Co., GA.2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 James was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Mary Ann Corley's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Upson Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*28 Jul 1844 He married Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 28 Jul 1844 at age 21.4,5 
Birth of Son1 Aug 1849 His son John Butler Culpepper D. Div. was born on 1 Aug 1849 at Centerville, Talbot Co., Georgia
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Mother12 Jun 1851 His mother Mary Ann Corley died on 12 Jun 1851 at Talbot Co., Georgia.7 
Relocation*15 Jan 1852 Taylor County was formed 15 Jan 1852 from Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. The James Culpepper family was apparently in that part of Talbot that became Taylor. 
Birth of Son27 Mar 1854 His son Augustus LaFayette Culpepper was born on 27 Mar 1854 at Taylor Co., Georgia
Photographed*say 1855 He was photographed say 1855 at Taylor Co., Georgia.
James Marion Culpepper
Birth of Son14 Mar 1857 His son Josephus Rush Culpepper was born on 14 Mar 1857 at Tazewell, Marion Co., Georgia.8 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son29 Mar 1866 His son Rev. George Bright Culpepper was born on 29 Mar 1866 at Joiner's Courtground, Taylor Co., Georgia.10,11 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.12 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.13 
Biography*28 Jul 1894 Golden Wedding Anniversary
     Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Culpepper celebrated their golden wedding at their home one mile south of town on Saturday the 28th inst., with a most excellent dinner. There were present besides the immediate family and a few special friends, Rev. J.B. Culpepper and family and Mr. Lafayette Culpepper and daughter, of Macon. The doctor is now about 76 years of age and for 50 years he has walked in love and affection with his companion. The doctor never appeared, considering his age, in better spirits and we hope that he will live many years longer. We return thanks to the doctor for an invitation to attend but on account of sickness were unable to do so.14 
Death*11 Feb 1898 He died at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia, on 11 Feb 1898 at age 75. 
Biography* According to Rev. John Butler Culpepper, a son, when James Marion Culpepper joined "FREE-MASONARY" in the the Autumn of 1847, he was described as 5 ft. 7 in. tall, weighing 118 lbs, dark complected with blue eyes, the left arm shorter than the right and the right eye slightly smaller than the left.

Rev. John Butler Culpepper also wrote the following account of his father's life: James Marion Culpepper was born February the 1st 1823, in Baldwin County Georgia, in his father's home on the "three mile hill," which afforded a magnificent view of the country for miles, and also a fine view of the capital, located then at Milledgeville.

The star of ill luck must have been shining at the time of his birth, for his whole life was a fight against odds. When a baby a fall from his nurse's arms dislocated his left shoulder which gave him permanently a short arm. His father died before he was three years of age, but not until he had lost the lovely home and handsome property.

John William, the grandfather, offered them a home, which his mother took for a while. They were given to understand that they could live there so long as desired. John William said he would be to his daughter-in-law a father and the children should be the same as his own, only they would not inherit any property, as their father received all that would come to them. He however promised that the three children would be given a good education and enough that they need not want.

After four years in this home, things not being pleasant and being offered a home by her brother, who was a widower, she accepted over the protest of her father-in-law, who told her "if you go, taking the children with you, you nor they can ever come back under my roof. He kept his word.

A year later this brother married again and was unable to keep them longer. Thus at the early age of eight years there was thrown upon James Marion the burden of earning a living for his mother, older sister and a baby brother.

God never made a more resolute boy. He hired out to work when he had to tip-toe to reach a man's plow-handles. This was the beginning of a life of toil for others, which ceased only with age and infirmity. While a mere lad he became noted as a farmer and was the youngest over-seer in Georgia entrusted with large plantations.

He was converted while still a boy, united with the Methodist Episcopal Church that later in the South became the M. E. Church South. He lived a true Christian life in spite of the pains of poverty, the ravages of disease, the shock of misfortunes (for he made and lost three), the dogs of war, destructive moves, change of profession and flight of years.

Early in his married life he read medicine, took medical lectures in Atlanta, Georgia [p. 228 of History of Peach County specifies that he "graduated from the Atlanta Medical School"] and then became a country-practitioner and pursued the "healing art" among a very poor and needy people up to within a few months of his death.

James Marion tended the wounded during the War between the States and in the closing hours of the War he slipped home. He came at night only to be challenged by a voice: "Now you stop right thar Sir." It was the colored man he had left to watch after the family. He was still on guard.

James Marion was eminent for his day, was widely read for his time and opportunities. His strong points were--perpetual industry, fidelity to a promise, love of his church, faithfulness to his vows as a "Master Mason." His weak points were--an over fondness for fine horses, prejudice against Calvinism, homesteaders and bankrupt refugees. To sum up his life one need but to say he was a Christian gentleman of the true Southern type. Died at his home in Butler, Georgia February the 11th 1898. [End]

      J. M. Culpepper was noted as a physician with his wife and six children, in Oglethorpe, Gatlins District, Macon Co., GA in the 1870 census. He had real estate valued as $1,100 and personal property valued at $1,000. James Culpepper was recorded with his wife and son Josephus in the 1880 census of Macon Co., GA. Younger children such as Nancy Caroline and George Bright Culpepper have not been located in this census and a 43 year old "Amacy Culpepper" born in Georgia was listed in the household with three children between the ages of 8 and 16 that have not been identified. Perhaps the younger children of James Marion Culpepper were off visiting relatives while this family visited with their parents.

Obituary in the Butler Herald, Taylor County GA, 15 Feb 1898

Dr. J. M. Culpepper died at his home south of Butler at 10 o'clock on Friday 11th inst. He had been a sufferer from a complication of diseases for a long while and his death therefore was no surprise, but amid all his pain and suffering he was as patient and enduring as mortal man could be. He joined the Methodist church about 15 years ago. He had lived to the ripe old age of seventy-five years and eleven days. For nearly forty years he practiced medicine in Macon and Taylor Counties and was very successful even in the most difficult cases. His practice was extensive and greatly relieved the sufferings of his fellow-man, who reverences his memory and lament his death. He leaves a devoted companion, a large family of children
among them Revs. John Butler and George B. Lafayett and Joseph Culpepper; Mrs H.H. Hill, Mrs H.C. Brewton and Miss Carrie Culpepper, besides many friends who mourn their loss. His remains were interred in the cemetery in Butler at noon on Saturday, the funeral services being conducted by his pastor, Rev. J.T. Ainsworth

Taylor County, GA Court of Ordinary Minutes for 1860-1861

ORDINARY COURT JULY TERM 1860
Present Joseph J. Huff, Ordinary

Marion County Dec Term 1856. Present Daniel Worsham, Ordinary Presiding.
James M. CULPEPPER petitions for letters of Guardianship for the persons and property of Susan F, John B. and Augustus L Culpepper, minors of said James M. Culpepper.
Issued by his giving bond $600 with Ptolemy Jernigan Security. David Worsham,
Ordinary

pg 105

Marion County
Whereas Susan F, John Bond and Augustus L. Culpepper, minors, possessed in their own right considerable estate, for more ample maintenance and education of said minors, I do commit the Guardianship to you, James M. Culpepper to render at the
first term of each year an account.

page 106
Statement of account of doings of James M. Culpepper Guardian for Susan F, and Augustus for the year 1856 to date Feb 14, 1857.

To cash received from the Estate of PENELOPE PEDDY, dec'd $282.50
Deceased disbursement $10.00
Amount due Wards $272.50

Received upon the oath of their Guardian, James M. Culpepper, Feb 14, 1857

Vo 1 Received of James M. Culpepper $4.25 for cost for passing order, taking bond and granting letters of Guardianship. David Worsham (Ordinary - Marion County)

Vo 2 Received of James M. Culpepper $5.00 to be handed to A.G. Perryman which he says is in payment of services rendered in the estate of Penelopy PEDDY. Dec 9, 1856 (Marion Bethune)

Statement from Feb 14 1857 - Aug 8, 1858
Vo 1 To paying M.A. Molsby $377 (for Susan F)

To paying this guardian (for John B) $532

57 days Tuition for Susan F $3.42
87 days Tuition for John B $5.22
1 Arithmetic .10 1 reader .25
Received by M.A. Molsby

Statement from Aug 2, 1858 - July 7, 1859
Payment to Clerk's Office for filing vouchers and returns

James Marion Culpepper is listed as a state senator elected from Taylor Co., GA in "They Tarried in Taylor(A Georgia County)" by Essie Jones Childs page 12.

On page 281 of the same book is Dr. James M. Culpepper with the following information.

Dr. James M. b. 1823 in Baldwin Co., practiced medicine in Butler, Old Lanier & again in Butler where he died 1898. His son Rev. Geo. Bright, 1866-1948, m. Lilla Shepherd. He went to LeVert College in Talbotton, taught school 1884 in Butler, later taught at Meth. Orphanage in Macon under Rev. J.V., his elder bro; G.B., Jr., 1889-1972, m. Mary Adams. G.B., III is a Sup. Court Judge in Macon, Ga. 

Family

Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Marriage*28 Jul 1844 He married Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 28 Jul 1844 at age 21.4,5 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 194, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F20-30.
  2. Rev. S. Emmett Lucas Jr., The 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
    Daniel P. Culpepper's Orphans, Sealeys District, Talbot Co., GA, drew lot 975/19/3 in what became Paulding Co., GA, 1832.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 34, District 589, Upson Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 1 F30-40.
  4. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 2 had 29 Jul 1844 and JB Culpepper packet had 28 Jul 1846.
  5. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    James Culpepper and Lucinda C. Daniel on 28 Jul 1844 in Talbot Co., GA.
  6. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 262A-B, 16th District, Talbot Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Susan Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  7. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 239 25 Jul 1851 issue.
  8. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8.
  9. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  10. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 11 'Lindsay Place.'
  11. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Rev. George Bright Culpepper, 29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948.
  12. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  13. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Pages 643A-644A (11,13), Family 105, District 757, Macon Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 57, Physician, GA/SC/SC (ID: 32364)
    Lucinda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 54, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Josephus Culpepper, Son, M, S, 22, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Martha Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 20, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 18, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, Farm Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    [The actual census images on microfilm, and as reproduced on the Web, have a spurious page inserted between the first three names in this family (at the bottom of Page 643A and the last three names (at the top of Page 644A). The error can be seen by inspecting the Family Number.].
  14. The Taylor County News and Butler Herald, Butler, Taylor Co., GA.
    (No web site)
    Golden Anniversary Announcement, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Culpepper, Tuesday, July 31, 1894, Page Three.

Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel

Female, #32365, (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Father*Wilson O'Daniel (c 1795 - )
Mother*Rebecca King (c 1798 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Lucy. 
Birth*18 Sep 1825 Lucinda was born at Georgia on 18 Sep 1825.1 
Marriage*28 Jul 1844 She married James Marion Culpepper M.D. at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 28 Jul 1844 at age 18.2,3 
Married Name28 Jul 1844  As of 28 Jul 1844, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son1 Aug 1849 Her son John Butler Culpepper D. Div. was born on 1 Aug 1849 at Centerville, Talbot Co., Georgia
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 John, Susan and Lucinda listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.4 
Relocation15 Jan 1852 Taylor County was formed 15 Jan 1852 from Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. The James Culpepper family was apparently in that part of Talbot that became Taylor. 
Birth of Son27 Mar 1854 Her son Augustus LaFayette Culpepper was born on 27 Mar 1854 at Taylor Co., Georgia
Birth of Son14 Mar 1857 Her son Josephus Rush Culpepper was born on 14 Mar 1857 at Tazewell, Marion Co., Georgia.5 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son29 Mar 1866 Her son Rev. George Bright Culpepper was born on 29 Mar 1866 at Joiner's Courtground, Taylor Co., Georgia.7,8 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.9 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Lucinda was listed as James Marion Culpepper M.D.'s wife on the 1880 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.10 
Biography*28 Jul 1894 Golden Wedding Anniversary
     Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Culpepper celebrated their golden wedding at their home one mile south of town on Saturday the 28th inst., with a most excellent dinner. There were present besides the immediate family and a few special friends, Rev. J.B. Culpepper and family and Mr. Lafayette Culpepper and daughter, of Macon. The doctor is now about 76 years of age and for 50 years he has walked in love and affection with his companion. The doctor never appeared, considering his age, in better spirits and we hope that he will live many years longer. We return thanks to the doctor for an invitation to attend but on account of sickness were unable to do so.11 
Death of Spouse11 Feb 1898 Her husband James Marion Culpepper M.D. died on 11 Feb 1898 at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Lucinda was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia.12 
Death*31 Jan 1910 She died at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 31 Jan 1910 at age 84.1 
Burial*circa 2 Feb 1910 Her body was interred circa 2 Feb 1910 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: My father, James Marion Culpepper, married Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel on Sunday morning, July 29, 1844, in Talbot County, Georgia. They rode the same horse to campmeeting that morning, where my mother heard the first Methodist sermon she had ever heard. She was converted under that sermon, on her wedding day. My father was 21 and my mother was 18. The maiden name of my grandmother on my father's side was Coxley [Corley?]; and on my mother's King. The blood of the Pierces on my father's side and the blood of the Gordons and Kings on my mother's side flows in my veins and in the veins of my children and grandchildren. My father and mother became the parents of four sons and four daughters. These and their children and grandchildren will make up the balance of this writing.
      The following excerpt is from p. 228 of the History of Peach County: Lucinda Brooks [was] the daughter of Wilson and Rebecca (King) O'Daniel and a cousin of General John B. Gordon. Rebecca was the daughter of Captain Charles King, a member of the Provincial Congress for South Carolina in 1775, and his wife, Charity Pennington. Charity's father was Captain Isaac Pennington of Pennsylvania and Virginia and the son of the emigrant, Edward Pennington (1667-1711). Edward, who founded a family in Pennsylvania, was the grandson of Sir Isaac Pennington, Lord Mayor of London in 1642-1644.
      Lucinda was noted with her husband, James Culpepper, in Macon Co., GA in the 1880 census. A widowed "Lucy Culpepper" was recorded with her children, Joe and Carrie, in the 1900 census of Butler, Taylor Co., GA. 

Family

James Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
Marriage*28 Jul 1844 She married James Marion Culpepper M.D. at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 28 Jul 1844 at age 18.2,3 
Children
Last Edited28 May 2004

Citations

  1. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Lucinda O'Daniel Culpepper, Wife of Dr. J. M. Culpepper, 18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 2 had 29 Jul 1844 and JB Culpepper packet had 28 Jul 1846.
  3. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    James Culpepper and Lucinda C. Daniel on 28 Jul 1844 in Talbot Co., GA.
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 262A-B, 16th District, Talbot Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Susan Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  7. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 11 'Lindsay Place.'
  8. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Rev. George Bright Culpepper, 29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948.
  9. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  10. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Pages 643A-644A (11,13), Family 105, District 757, Macon Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 57, Physician, GA/SC/SC (ID: 32364)
    Lucinda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 54, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Josephus Culpepper, Son, M, S, 22, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Martha Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 20, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 18, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, Farm Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    [The actual census images on microfilm, and as reproduced on the Web, have a spurious page inserted between the first three names in this family (at the bottom of Page 643A and the last three names (at the top of Page 644A). The error can be seen by inspecting the Family Number.].
  11. The Taylor County News and Butler Herald, Butler, Taylor Co., GA.
    (No web site)
    Golden Anniversary Announcement, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Culpepper, Tuesday, July 31, 1894, Page Three.
  12. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 72, Page 133A (6), Family 83, Butler, Taylor Co., GA
    Lucy Culpepper, Head, F, Sep 1826, 73, Wid, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Joe Culpepper, Son, M, Mar 1857, 43, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm Laborer
    Carrie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Sep 1861, 38, Sng, GA/GA/GA.

Wilson O'Daniel

Male, #32366, (circa 1795 - )
Birth*circa 1795 Wilson was born circa 1795. 
Marriage*circa 1818 He married Rebecca King circa 1818. 

Family

Rebecca King (circa 1798 - )
Child
Last Edited5 Sep 2005

Rebecca King

Female, #32367, (circa 1798 - )
Birth*circa 1798 Rebecca was born circa 1798. 
Marriage*circa 1818 She married Wilson O'Daniel circa 1818. 
Married Namecirca 1818  As of circa 1818, her married name was O'Daniel. 

Family

Wilson O'Daniel (circa 1795 - )
Child
Last Edited5 Sep 2005

John Francis Culpepper

Male, #32368, (29 Aug 1825 - 26 Dec 1916)
Father*Daniel Peek Culpepper (23 Apr 1800 - 25 Oct 1825)
Mother*Mary Ann Corley (c 1800 - 12 Jun 1851)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by John Francis 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*29 Aug 1825 John was born at Baldwin Co., Georgia, on 29 Aug 1825. 
Employment* John's occupation: farmer. 
Death of Father25 Oct 1825 His father Daniel Peek Culpepper died on 25 Oct 1825 at Baldwin Co., Georgia
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 John was probably a free white male, age under 5, in Mary Ann Corley's houshold, on the 1830 Census at Monroe Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is a Male 30-40..1 
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Talbot Co., Georgia,
lot 975/19/3 in what became Paulding Co., GA.2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Mary Ann Corley's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Upson Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Mother12 Jun 1851 His mother Mary Ann Corley died on 12 Jun 1851 at Talbot Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*circa 1852 He married Elizabeth Garrett ? circa 1852. 
Marriage*3 Nov 1858 He married Lucy N. Caldwell at Cass Co., Texas, on 3 Nov 1858 at age 33.5 
Deed*23 Nov 1858 He was granted a deed on 23 Nov 1858 at Cass Co., Texas.6 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Cass Co., Texas.7 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Company G, Morgan's Regiment, Texas Cavalry.8 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Johnson Co., Texas.9 
Birth of SonNov 1883 His son Luther Lockett was born in Nov 1883 at Texas.10 
Death of Spouse5 Nov 1891 His wife Lucy N. Caldwell died on 5 Nov 1891 at Johnson Co., Texas
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas.10 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 John was listed as a father in Luther Lockett's household on the 1910 Census at Johnson Co., Texas.11 
Death*26 Dec 1916 He died at Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas, on 26 Dec 1916 at age 91.12 
Burial*27 Dec 1916 His body was interred on 27 Dec 1916 at Price's Chapel Cemetery, 5 mi. E of, Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas
Biography* John Francis would only have been a couple of months old when his father died. He was apparently listed with his mother, Mary (Corley) Culpepper, in the 1830 and 1840 census records but in 1850, his mother was living with her daughter Caroline and Caroline's husband, David G. Cooper. John F. Culpepper was not listed in the household and an 1850 census record for him has not been found.
      Rev. George Bright Culpepper wrote in "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" a 25 page typed manuscript completed 8 Oct 1942: My uncle, John Francis Culpepper, was twice married but left no children. His wifes were sisters. He died in Cleburn, Texas, after 1900.
      John Francis had apparently moved to Texas by 1853, when he was mentioned in a letter written by his grandfather, John Culpepper, as having "gone West." John Francis has not been found on the 1860 [there was a "J. F. Culpper" in Cass Co., TX in 1860] or 1870 census, but served in Company G, Morgan's Regiment, Texas Cavalry, during the Civil War. According to his Confederate pension application, he moved to Cleburne, Johnson County about 1873. He inherited the Culpepper trait of longevity, living to be 91 years of age.
      The following is the Confederate Pension Application of J.F. Culpepper, Comptroller's File No. [B] 2298 approved 4 Oct 1899 by Wm. J. Swain, Pension Clerk and which was obtained by Betty Lee Collins Hale: ________________________FORM No. 1. APPLICATION of Indigent Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension under tbe Act of May 12, 1899. THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson ___
To the Honorable County Judge of Johnson County, Texas.
      Your petitioner, J. F. Culpepper respectfully represents that he is a resident citizen of Johnson County, in the State of Texas, and that he makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a pension under thc act passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State of Texas, and approved May 12, A. D. 1899, the same being an act entitled "An act to carry into effect the amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing that aid may be granted to disabled and dependent Confederate soldiers, sailors, and their widows under certain conditions, and to make an appropriation therefor," and I do solemnly swear that the answers I have given to the following questions are true. NOTE--Applicant must make answer to all of the following questions, and such answers must be written out plainly in ink. Q. What is your name? Answer J. F. Culpepper Q. What is your age? Answer 74 Q. In what County do you reside? Answer Johnson Q. How long have you resided in said County and what is your post office address? Answer 26 years Cleborne Q. Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate Pension Law heretofore, and been rejected? If so state when and where. Answer No Q. What is your occupation if able to engage in one? Answer Farming Q. What is your physical condition? Answer very feeble Q. If your physical condition is such that you are unable by your own labor to earn a support, state what caused such disability. Answer old age Q. State in what company and regiment you enlisted in the Confederate army, and the time of your service? Answer Co G Morgans Batallion 1862 to 1865 Q. If you served in the Confederate navy state when and where, and the time of your service. Answer __________ Q. State whether or not you have received any pension or veteran donation land certificate under any previous law, and if you answer in the the affirmative state what pension or veteran donation land certificate you have received. Answer No Q. What real and personal property do you now own, and what is the present value of such property? Give list of such property and value. Answer 2 horses of the value of $40.00, Buggy $10.00 - 2 cows $30.00 - 8 head of hogs $10.00, house hold & kitchen furniture worth $50.00 Q. What property, and what was the value thereof have you sold or conveyed within two years prior to the date of this application? Answer No Q. What income, if any, do you receive? Answer None Q. Are you in indigent circumstances; that is, are you in actual want, and destitute of property and means of subsistence? Answer I am Q. Are you unable by your labor to earn a support? Answer I am unable Q. Have you transferred to others any property of value of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? Answer No Q. Did you ever desert the Confederacy? Answer No Q. Have you been continuously since the first day of January, 1880, a bona fide resident citizen of this State? Answer Yes
      Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for pension be approved and that such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law. _____(Signature of Applicant) /s/ J._F._Culpepper Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11 day of July A. D. 1899 ________________/s/ W._D._McKay _____[SEAL]_____County Judge Johnson County, Texas ________________AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES. (Note--There must be at least two credible witnesses.) THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson ___ _____ Before me, W. D. McKay County Judge of Johnson County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared B. F. Hill & J. C. Shetter who are personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly sworn on oath, state that they personally know that the said J. F. Culpepper the above named applicant for a pension, and that they personally know that the said J. F. Culpepper enlisted in the service of the Confederacy, and performed the duties of a soldier (or sailor) as claimed by him in the above and foregoing application, and that they further know that he, the said applicant, is unable to support himself by labor of any sort. _____(Signature of Witness) /s/ B. F. Hill _____(Signature of Witness) /s/ J. C. Shetter _____(Signature of Witness) _____(Signature of Witness) Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11 day July A. D. 1899 ________________/s/ W. D. McKay _____[SEAL]_____County Judge Johnson County, Texas. ______________AFFIDAVIT OF PHYSICIAN THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson ________Before me W. D. McKay County Judge of Johnson County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared Dr. L. L. Harris , who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, who being by me duly sworn on oath, states that he has carefully and thoroughly examined J. F. Culpepper applicant for a pension, and finds him laboring under the following disabilities which render him unable to labor at any work or calling sufficient to earn a support for himself: Left-leg broken 4 or 5 inches above ankle, causing lamness. Hydrocele of left testicle _____(Signature of Physician) /s/ L L Harris Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14 day of July A. D. 1899 ___________/s/ W._D._McKay _____[SEAL]_County Judge Johnson County, State of Texas ______________CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY JUDGE. THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson ________I, W. D. McKay County Judge of Johnson County, State of Texas, do hereby certify that on the 14 day of July A. D. 1899 , before me came on to be heard the application of J. F. Culpepper for application under the Confederate Pension Law of this State, approved May 12, 1899; that the answers of said applicant to the questions propounded were made under oath as the same appear in writing in the foregoing application; that the affidavits of the witnesses who are credible citizens were made before me as the same hereinbefore appear, and that the foregoing affidavit of Doctor L. L. Harris who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, was made before me. I also certify that the said applicant J. F. Culpepper , is not an inmate of the Texas Confederate Home, nor otherwise disqualified under the provision of Section 12, of the Confederate Pension Law. I further certify that after considering all the proceedings had before me relative to the said application for a pension by the said J. F. Culpepper I find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and I hereby approve said application. Witness by my hand and seal of office at Cleburne Tx this 14 .day of July A. D. 1899 ____________/s/ W._D._McKay _____[SEAL]_County Judge County, State of Texas. _______________CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson _______We, the undersigned members of the Commissioners Court of Johnson County, Texas, hereby certify that the foregoing application of J. F. Culpepper for a pension,together with the proof in support thereof, was duly submitted by Hon. W. D. McKay County Judge of this Johnson County, to the Commissioners Court of this Johnson County, at a regular term thereof on the 14 day of Aug A. D. 1899 and after careful consideration of the same we hereby approve said application. Witness our hands and seal of office at Cleburne Texas this 14 day of Aug A. D. 1899 ______________________________/s/ J. H. Friun ______________________________/s/ A. Dickie (Signatures of Commissioners) /s/ T. F. Broxson(?) _____[SEAL]___________________/s/ N. F. Watts
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Butler Herald Vol. 18, No. 17, 20 March 1894
.
"John F. Culpepper, who has been visiting his brother, Dr. J. M. Culpepper, leaves for his home in TX."
.
      Rev. George Bright Culpepper in "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written 8 Oct 1942 noted: My uncle, John Francis Culpepper, was twice married but left no children. His wives were sisters. He died in Cleburn[e, Johnson Co.], Texas, after 1900.
      John F. Culpepper was listed in the 1900 census of Johnson Co., TX. His adopted son, Luther Lockett, (Nov 1883 TX) was living with him. In the 1910 census of Johnson, Co., TX, Luther L. Culpepper, was listed as the head-of-household and John F. Culpepper was noted living with his adopted son. Betty Lee Collins Hale copied the following obituary from Cleburne Daily Enterprise for Thursday, 28 Dec 1916: John F. Culpepper Dies Here Yesterday The death of John F. Culpepper, a beloved and aged Johnson County pioneer occured at Price's Chapel yesterday morning at 11:45 o'clock. The funeral was held this afternonn at 2 o'clock Rev. Mr. Nelms conducting the service at Price's Chapel. "Uncle Johnnie," as he was lovingly called by his numerous friends, is not survived by any children of his own, but by Luther Lockett, an adopted son whom he greatly beloved and to whom this loss will be a very sad one. The Enterprise extends sympathy to the bereaved son, to whom the aged pioneer, who had reached his 91st birthday represented one of his dearest earthly ties.
      The Cleburne Morning Review for Thursday 28 Dec 1916 provided the same information adding that John Francis Culpepper had lived in the community for 40 years and that "Mrs. Culpepper" had died 25 years ago.
      Betty Lee Collins Hale obtained Death Certificate #28415 which gave the cause of death as "Cerysipelas of left arm - duration: 8 days." 

Family 1

Elizabeth Garrett ? (circa 1830 - )
Marriage*circa 1852 He married Elizabeth Garrett ? circa 1852. 

Family 2

Lucy N. Caldwell (11 Nov 1843 - 5 Nov 1891)
Marriage*3 Nov 1858 He married Lucy N. Caldwell at Cass Co., Texas, on 3 Nov 1858 at age 33.5 

Family 3

Child
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 194, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F20-30.
  2. Rev. S. Emmett Lucas Jr., The 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
    Daniel P. Culpepper's Orphans, Sealeys District, Talbot Co., GA, drew lot 975/19/3 in what became Paulding Co., GA, 1832.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 34, District 589, Upson Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 1 F30-40.
  4. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 239 25 Jul 1851 issue.
  5. Book 2, Page 181.
  6. Texas General Land Office, compiler, Texas Land Title Abstracts: Abstracts of all original Texas Land Titles comprising Grants and Locations, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112
    Grantee: John F. Culpepper; Patentee: John F. Culpepper; 23 Nov 1858; 320 acres; Cass Co., TX.
  7. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 398B, Family 428, Beat 5, Courtland PO, Cass Co., TX
    J. F. Culpepper, 45, M, Farmer, RE=$160, PE=$350, GA (ID: 32368)
    L. Culpepper, 17, M [sic], AL.
  8. Linda Mearse, compiler, Confederate Indigent Families Index, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
    http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/cif/index.html
    J. F. Culpeper, Davis Co., TX.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Sheet 8, Pg 232D, Pct 1, Johnson Co., TX
    John F. Culpepper, Head, M, 54, M, GA SC SC, Farmer
    Lucy N. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, AL n/a GA
    Mary Sager, Servant, F, 26, S, Black, M, TX n/a n/a
    Silla Sager, F, 5, S, Mulatto, TX n/a TX
    Buck Sager, M, 2, S, Mulatto, TX n/a TX
    George Spradling, Boarder, M, 25, S, MO GA TN, Boring Wells
    David Steele, Boarder, M, 28, S, Ireland Ire Ire, Well Borer.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 54, Sheet 20A, Pg 50, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 99, Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX
    John F. Culpepper, Head, M, Aug-1825, 74, WD, GA SC SC, Farmer
    Luther L. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov-1883, 16, S, TX GA AL, Farm Laborer.
  11. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 41, Sheet 23A, Pg 30A, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 59, Johnson Co., TX
    Luther L. Culpepper, Head, M, 26, S, TX GA TX, Farmer
    John F. Culpepper, Father, M, 84, wid, GA SC SC.
  12. 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
    John Francis Culpepper, Johnson Co., Dec 26 1916, 28415.

Elizabeth Garrett ?

Female, #32369, (circa 1830 - )
Birth*circa 1830 Elizabeth was born circa 1830. 
Marriage*circa 1852 She married John Francis Culpepper circa 1852. 
Married Namecirca 1852  As of circa 1852, her married name was Culpepper ?. 

Family

John Francis Culpepper (29 Aug 1825 - 26 Dec 1916)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Lucy N. Caldwell

Female, #32370, (11 Nov 1843 - 5 Nov 1891)
Birth*11 Nov 1843 Lucy was born at Alabama on 11 Nov 1843. 
Marriage*3 Nov 1858 She married John Francis Culpepper at Cass Co., Texas, on 3 Nov 1858 at age 14.1 
Married Name3 Nov 1858  As of 3 Nov 1858, her married name was Culpepper.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Lucy listed as a household member living with John Francis Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Cass Co., Texas.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Lucy was listed as John Francis Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Johnson Co., Texas.3 
Death*5 Nov 1891 She died at Johnson Co., Texas, on 5 Nov 1891 at age 47. 
Burial*circa 6 Nov 1891 Her body was interred circa 6 Nov 1891 at Price's Chapel Cemetery, 5 mi. E of, Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas

Family

John Francis Culpepper (29 Aug 1825 - 26 Dec 1916)
Marriage*3 Nov 1858 She married John Francis Culpepper at Cass Co., Texas, on 3 Nov 1858 at age 14.1 
Last Edited19 Jan 2004

Citations

  1. Book 2, Page 181.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 398B, Family 428, Beat 5, Courtland PO, Cass Co., TX
    J. F. Culpepper, 45, M, Farmer, RE=$160, PE=$350, GA (ID: 32368)
    L. Culpepper, 17, M [sic], AL.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Sheet 8, Pg 232D, Pct 1, Johnson Co., TX
    John F. Culpepper, Head, M, 54, M, GA SC SC, Farmer
    Lucy N. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, AL n/a GA
    Mary Sager, Servant, F, 26, S, Black, M, TX n/a n/a
    Silla Sager, F, 5, S, Mulatto, TX n/a TX
    Buck Sager, M, 2, S, Mulatto, TX n/a TX
    George Spradling, Boarder, M, 25, S, MO GA TN, Boring Wells
    David Steele, Boarder, M, 28, S, Ireland Ire Ire, Well Borer.