James Daniel Culpepper

Male, #32431, (26 Mar 1834 - 1 Nov 1903)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
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Birth*26 Mar 1834 James was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 26 Mar 1834.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 James was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*12 Feb 1852 He married Catherine Fling at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 12 Feb 1852 at age 17.4 
Birth of Son28 Jul 1855 His son Jasper Culpepper was born on 28 Jul 1855 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Spouse11 Aug 1855 His wife Catherine Fling died on 11 Aug 1855 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Son31 Aug 1855 His son Jasper Culpepper died on 31 Aug 1855 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Marriage*20 Dec 1859 He married Fereba Lydia Fling at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 20 Dec 1859 at age 25.6 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

          J. D. Culpepper (husband of Feriba), Co. B, 1st GA Cavalry. (Sergeant) (Confederate Pension, Meriwether Co.)
     Pvt., Co. B, 1st GA Cav (tombstone.)1,8,9 
Birth of Son18 Oct 1862 His son James Elijah Culpepper was born on 18 Oct 1862 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10 
Birth of Son9 Sep 1864 His son John W. Culpepper was born on 9 Sep 1864 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 
Birth of Son23 Sep 1866 His son Warren F. Culpepper was born on 23 Sep 1866 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.12 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
Birth of Son23 Oct 1871 His son Charles Smith Culpepper was born on 23 Oct 1871 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.14 
Birth of Son21 Aug 1874 His son Enoch Marvin Culpepper was born on 21 Aug 1874 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.15 
Birth of Son27 Nov 1879 His son Emmet Koran Culpepper was born on 27 Nov 1879 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.16,17 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.18 
Death of Mother21 Jul 1882 His mother Perlina Perdue died on 21 Jul 1882 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.19 
Photographedcirca 1900 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1900 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia,
Five generations: George Washington Culpepper,Eunice Catherine (Albright) Speer (standing), Emma Alline (Culpepper) Albright holding Dorothy Charles Speer, and James Daniel Culpepper on the right.20,21
Five Generations
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.22 
Photographed*22 Nov 1900 He was photographed on 22 Nov 1900 at age 66
Assumed to be Thanksgiving Day 1900:

1st row: George W. Culpepper, Mary Elizabeth Culpepper, Warren Culpepper.

2nd row: James Daniel Culpepper, Fereba, Mattie Nall, Cattie Nall, Zora Culpepper, Emma Culpepper Allbright holding her granddaughter Dorothy Speer, Doc Allbright husband of Emma (behind Emma).

Back row: Marvin & Charles Culpepper, Lucy (wife of Marvin), Cora (wife of Warren), Wilbur Culpepper, Susie (wife of Jim, who is back of her with hat), John (next to Jim), son Emmett is not in picture.23
James Daniel Culpepper family
Death of Father20 Dec 1901 His father George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA died on 20 Dec 1901 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.24 
Death*1 Nov 1903 He died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 1 Nov 1903 at age 69
Death Notices from The Meriwether County Vindicator
Volume 31, December 5, 1902 - November 27, 1903

CULPEPPER, Mr. James D., died Sunday after being poisoned when his good wife mistakenly gave him carbolic acid instead of the intended brandy for a fainting spell; he was a skillful brick mason, and is survived by brothers, Messrs. S. F. Culpepper of Greenville, G. G. Culpepper of Lone Oak, Noah S. Culpepper of Atlanta and Joel Culpepper of Carroll county; Vol. 31, No. 49, November 6, 1903

http://personal.lig.bellsouth.net/m/s/msaffold/Vindicator%20obits%207.htm.1 
Burial*circa 3 Nov 1903 His body was interred circa 3 Nov 1903 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.25,1 
Biography* The George W. Culpepper Bible record for the birth of James Daniel Culpepper was transcribed: "James Daniel Culpepper was Born in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred & 34 - 1834 - March 20th day." The transcription of the date of birth from his tombstone which is recorded of p. 50 of the *.u History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, is "26 Mar 1834." Whatever the date, George Washington Culpepper was living in Meriwether Co., GA in 1834 and this is where James D. Culpepper's is presumed to have been born. James was noted as a 5-10 year old male and as a 16 year old in George W. Culpepper's household in the 1840 and 1850 census.
      In 1852 James married Catherine Fling and after her death, James married her widowed sister, Fereba, in 1859. They were noted in 1860 Lutherville P. O. District, Meriwether Co., GA census records. James fought in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham in a 6 Apr 1992 letter corrected an entry on p. 65 of History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church to read: James Daniel Culpepper Pvt. Co. B 1st Reg. Ga. 3-26-1834 11-1-1903
      According to pp. 1-247, 1-248 of Vol. 1 of the Centennial Edition of Roster of Confederate Graves by the Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy, James Daniel was in Co. B 1st [Regiment] GA Cavalry born 26 Mar 1834 and died 1 Nov 1903.
      After the war James returned home and was noted in Greenville P. O. district, Meriwether Co., GA in the 1870 census. He had real estate valued at $500 personal property valued at $200. James, Fereba, and younger children were listed in the 1880 census of Meriwether Co., GA. Finally, James, Fereba and a son, Charlie, were noted in the 1900 Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA. James' father, George W. Culpepper, was living with the family.
      There is also a difficulty with the date of James D. Culpepper's death. The George W. Culpepper Bible was transcribed: "J. D. Culpepper Died Nov. 3, 1903." The death date from the tombstone which was recorded on p. 50 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church was "1 Nov 1903." 

Family 1

Catherine Fling (circa 1834 - 11 Aug 1855)
Marriage*12 Feb 1852 He married Catherine Fling at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 12 Feb 1852 at age 17.4 
Children

Family 2

Fereba Lydia Fling (30 Oct 1836 - 11 Jul 1915)
Marriage*20 Dec 1859 He married Fereba Lydia Fling at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 20 Dec 1859 at age 25.6 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + James Daniel Culpepper, 26 Mar 1834 – 1 Nov 1903, Pvt., Co. B, 1st GA Cav.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 111, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    James D. Culpepper and Catharine Fling on 12 Feb 1852 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Catherine Fling Culpepper, 11 Aug 1855.
  6. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    James D. Culpepper and Forrela A. Sewell on 20 Dec 1859 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  7. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  8. Lillian Henderson (transcription by Fred Gleaton), compiler, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, Americus, GA: Lake Blackshear Regional Libray, 1964.
  9. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
  10. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Luthersville City Cemetery, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + J. E. Culpepper, 18 Oct 1862 – 4 Oct 1939.
  11. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + John W. Culpepper, 9 Sep 1864 – 13 May 1937.
  12. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Warren F. Culpepper, 23 Sep 1866 – 17 Mar 1937.
  13. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 344B, Family 549, Greenville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, 38, M, Farmer, $500/$250, GA
    Fariba? Culpepper, 30, F, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 18, F, GA
    Emma Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Eliza Culpepper, 7, F, GA (sic) (Actually Elijah, a Male)
    John Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Warren Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Sarah? Culpepper, 2, F, GA.
  14. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Charles S. Culpepper, 23 Oct 1871 – 20 May 1941.
  15. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Enoch Marvin Culpepper, 21 Aug 1874 – 17 Apr 1923.
  16. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  17. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Emmet K. Culpepper, 27 Nov 1879 – 25 Dec 1967.
  18. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 47, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Feriby Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 43, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, Son, M, S, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, S, 15, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, S, 13, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Lora Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Emmie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 6M, --- , GA/GA/GA (Actually a son named Emmet)
    Beny Montgomery, Other, M, S, B, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA.
  19. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Perlina Perdue Culpepper, 27 Jun 1812 – 21 Jul 1882.
  20. Correspondence from Lewis Pitts Culpepper to Lew Griffin, circa 1997.
  21. E-mail written 1977 - 2011 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Sara Hodnett Murphy [ID:20147], e-mail address.
  22. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 323B (16), Family 307, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    James D. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1834, 66, md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Pherabee Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct 1836, 63, md 40 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Charlie Culpepper, Son, M, Oct 1871, 28, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Brick Mason
    George W. Culpepper, Father, M, Dec 1808, 91, Wid, SC/SC/SC.
  23. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  24. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George W. Culpepper, 6 Dec 1808 – 20 Dec 1901.
  25. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 50.

Catherine Fling

Female, #32432, (circa 1834 - 11 Aug 1855)
Father*Daniel Webster Fling (19 Jul 1813 - 15 Oct 1890)
Mother*Hettie Lydia Strozier (9 Jan 1815 - 22 Dec 1891)
Birth*circa 1834 Catherine was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, circa 1834. 
Marriage*12 Feb 1852 She married James Daniel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 12 Feb 1852.1 
Married Name12 Feb 1852  As of 12 Feb 1852, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son28 Jul 1855 Her son Jasper Culpepper was born on 28 Jul 1855 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death*11 Aug 1855 She died at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 11 Aug 1855.2 
Burial*circa 12 Aug 1855 Her body was interred circa 12 Aug 1855 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded the marriage of his son in his Bible: "James D. Culpepper & Cathering Fling was Married Feb. 12th 1852." The death of his son's wife was also recorded in G. W. Culpepper's Bible: "Catherine Culpepper wife of James D. Culpepper Departed this life August 4th 10 o'clock on Saturday night 1855." This was approximately a week after the birth of her second child, Jasper, who died within the month. 

Family

James Daniel Culpepper (26 Mar 1834 - 1 Nov 1903)
Marriage*12 Feb 1852 She married James Daniel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 12 Feb 1852.1 
Children
Last Edited6 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    James D. Culpepper and Catharine Fling on 12 Feb 1852 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Catherine Fling Culpepper, 11 Aug 1855.

Fereba Lydia Fling

Female, #32433, (30 Oct 1836 - 11 Jul 1915)
Father*Daniel Webster Fling (19 Jul 1813 - 15 Oct 1890)
Mother*Hettie Lydia Strozier (9 Jan 1815 - 22 Dec 1891)
Birth*30 Oct 1836 Fereba was born at Georgia on 30 Oct 1836.1 
Married Namesay 1852  As of say 1852, her married name was Sewell. 
Marriage*say 1852 She married William F.? Sewell say 1852. 
Marriage*20 Dec 1859 She married James Daniel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 20 Dec 1859 at age 23.2 
Married Name20 Dec 1859  As of 20 Dec 1859, her married name was Culpepper. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son18 Oct 1862 Her son James Elijah Culpepper was born on 18 Oct 1862 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son9 Sep 1864 Her son John W. Culpepper was born on 9 Sep 1864 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son23 Sep 1866 Her son Warren F. Culpepper was born on 23 Sep 1866 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Fereba, Mary, Emma, James, John, Warren and Hattie listed as a household member living with James Daniel Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son23 Oct 1871 Her son Charles Smith Culpepper was born on 23 Oct 1871 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son21 Aug 1874 Her son Enoch Marvin Culpepper was born on 21 Aug 1874 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son27 Nov 1879 Her son Emmet Koran Culpepper was born on 27 Nov 1879 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10,11 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Fereba was listed as James Daniel Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.12 
Death of Father15 Oct 1890 Her father Daniel Webster Fling died on 15 Oct 1890 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Mother22 Dec 1891 Her mother Hettie Lydia Strozier died on 22 Dec 1891 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Fereba was listed as James Daniel Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
Photographed22 Nov 1900 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph on 22 Nov 1900 at age 66
Assumed to be Thanksgiving Day 1900:

1st row: George W. Culpepper, Mary Elizabeth Culpepper, Warren Culpepper.

2nd row: James Daniel Culpepper, Fereba, Mattie Nall, Cattie Nall, Zora Culpepper, Emma Culpepper Allbright holding her granddaughter Dorothy Speer, Doc Allbright husband of Emma (behind Emma).

Back row: Marvin & Charles Culpepper, Lucy (wife of Marvin), Cora (wife of Warren), Wilbur Culpepper, Susie (wife of Jim, who is back of her with hat), John (next to Jim), son Emmett is not in picture.14
James Daniel Culpepper family
Military pension* She applied for a military pension at Meriwether Co., Georgia.15 
Death of Spouse1 Nov 1903 Her husband James Daniel Culpepper died on 1 Nov 1903 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.16 
Death*11 Jul 1915 She died at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 11 Jul 1915 at age 78.1 
Burial*circa 13 Jul 1915 Her body was interred circa 13 Jul 1915 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.17,1 
Biography* George Washington Culpepper, in his Bible, recorded a second marriage for his son: "James D. Culpepper and Ferabe L. Sewell was Married December 20th 1859." She was a widow and the sister of Catherine Fling, James D. Culpepper's first wife. No record of Fereba Fling's first marriage has been found, however, it is possible that her first husband was William F. Sewell, who was born 28 Jan 1835 which would have made him a little over a year older than Fereba and he died 17 Sep 1855 at the age of 20, a little over a month after James D. Culpepper lost his first wife, Catherine Fling. William F. Sewell, Feriby Sewell, and James Culpepper are listed on p. 18 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, under "Old Prospect Probationary Members - 1854." Since Fereba was listed under her married name in 1854, she must have been married before 1854 when she and William F. Sewell first appeared on the church membership list. In 1855, "Feriba" Sewell, William F. Sewell and James Culpepper all show up as full members of Prospect Church (p. 19). It is possible that Fereba and William F. Sewell had a child since there is a William J. Sewell buried in the same cemetery who was born 30 Oct 1854 and died 22 Feb 1856. But all of this is speculation, there is no evidence to support it.
      There are no church membership records for 1856 and 1857, but in 1858, "Ferriba L. Sewell" was still a full member of the church (p. 22). James D. Culpepper was not listed. In the next full membership listing in 1861, James D. Culpepper reappears and Fereba was now listed as "Feribee Culpepper." The following marriage recorded on p. 577 of Marriage and Death Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate Vol I: 1837-1860 by Brent H. Holcomb is from the 5 Jan 1860 issue of Southern Christian Advocate: On Dec. 20th, 1859, by Lindsay D. Perdue, Esq., Mr. J. D. Culpepper to Mrs. F. L. Sewell, all of Meriwether co., Ga.
      James and Fereba remained in Meriwether Co., GA for the remainder of their lives and were noted in 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 census records. According to p. 49 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, the name on her tombstone reads "Fereba L. Culpepper." 

Family 1

William F.? Sewell (say 1834 - )
Marriage*say 1852 She married William F.? Sewell say 1852. 

Family 2

James Daniel Culpepper (26 Mar 1834 - 1 Nov 1903)
Marriage*20 Dec 1859 She married James Daniel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 20 Dec 1859 at age 23.2 
Children
Last Edited1 Feb 2005

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Fereba L. Culpepper, 30 Oct 1836 – 11 Jul 1915.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    James D. Culpepper and Forrela A. Sewell on 20 Dec 1859 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  3. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  4. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Luthersville City Cemetery, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + J. E. Culpepper, 18 Oct 1862 – 4 Oct 1939.
  5. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + John W. Culpepper, 9 Sep 1864 – 13 May 1937.
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Warren F. Culpepper, 23 Sep 1866 – 17 Mar 1937.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 344B, Family 549, Greenville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, 38, M, Farmer, $500/$250, GA
    Fariba? Culpepper, 30, F, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 18, F, GA
    Emma Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Eliza Culpepper, 7, F, GA (sic) (Actually Elijah, a Male)
    John Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Warren Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Sarah? Culpepper, 2, F, GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Charles S. Culpepper, 23 Oct 1871 – 20 May 1941.
  9. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Enoch Marvin Culpepper, 21 Aug 1874 – 17 Apr 1923.
  10. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  11. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Emmet K. Culpepper, 27 Nov 1879 – 25 Dec 1967.
  12. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 47, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Feriby Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 43, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, Son, M, S, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, S, 15, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, S, 13, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Lora Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Emmie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 6M, --- , GA/GA/GA (Actually a son named Emmet)
    Beny Montgomery, Other, M, S, B, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA.
  13. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 323B (16), Family 307, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    James D. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1834, 66, md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Pherabee Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct 1836, 63, md 40 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Charlie Culpepper, Son, M, Oct 1871, 28, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Brick Mason
    George W. Culpepper, Father, M, Dec 1808, 91, Wid, SC/SC/SC.
  14. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  15. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Feriba Culpepper, widow of James D. Culpepper of Co B, 1st GA Cavalry, she lived in Meriwether County, GA.
  16. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + James Daniel Culpepper, 26 Mar 1834 – 1 Nov 1903, Pvt., Co. B, 1st GA Cav.
  17. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 49 'Fereba L. Culpepper.'

John Wesley Culpepper

Male, #32434, (8 Jul 1835 - 16 Aug 1864)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
Birth*8 Jul 1835 John was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 8 Jul 1835.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Noah, William and John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Photographed*circa 1855 He was photographed circa 1855 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4
John Wesley Culpepper
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1864

     1 Lt, Co. D, 8th GA Inf.1 
Death*16 Aug 1864 He died at Fussells Mill, Henrico Co., Virginia, on 16 Aug 1864 at age 29.1 
Burial*circa 17 Aug 1864 His body was interred circa 17 Aug 1864 at Fussells Mill, Virginia.6 
Burial John was memorialized at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia. Marker only. Buried at battlefield..6 
Biography* George Washington Culpepper recorded John's birth in his Bible: "John Wesley Culpepper was born on Friday Night 9 o'clock 8th July 1836." John was a private in Co. D, 8th GA Infantry, during the Civil War. Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote, in a 9 Aug 1993 letter, that Nath Doughtie "recently made a trip to Gettysburg following route the Culpepper brothers took in the Civil War." He gave the following account at a 24 July 1993 Culpepper Reunion: GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA John Wesley Culpepper and Simeon Fletcher Culpepper were members of Company "D" of the Eighth Georgia Infantry Regiment. This regiment, along with the Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh and Fifty-ninth regiments, were part of General George T. Anderson's Brigade. This brigade was part of General Hood's Division which was part of the First Army Corps under General Longstreet. At the Battle of Gettysburg the Army of Northern Virginia, under General Lee, consisted of the First Corps under Longstreet, the Second Corps under Ewell and the Third Corps under Hill. General Stewart led the Cavalry Division. On July 2, Anderson's Brigade moved across the Emmitsburg Road and charged the woods south of what became known as the Wheat Field. The Union forces were pushed back from a stone fence but the Confederates were flanked on the left and retreated to the crest of Rose Hill. They were then reinforced and advanced again. General Anderson was wounded but advanced and occupied the woodland to its border on plum run valley. On July 3rd the brigade was sent down Emmitsburg road to repulse Union calvary which had tried to flank the division. On July 4th the brigade built trenches to protect the army's flank and on July 5th left for Hagerstown, Maryland. Simeon F. Culpepper had been shot through both legs and was left behind with many other wounded Confederates. This may have been better for him in the long run as many of the wounded men were unable to withstand the rigors of travel. Simeon Fletcher was later paroled or exchanged and rejoined his unit for battles in 1864 and was with the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox in April, 1865.
     The George Washington Culpepper Family Bible records John Wesley Culpepper's death: "John W., Son of G. W. and Perlina Culpepper was killed in battle near Fussells Mill, (8) miles below Richmond, Va. Aug 16th 1864 - Peace to his ashes." According to Marriage and Death Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate Vol II: 1861-1867 by Brent H. Holcomb the following death notice appeared in the 29 Sep 1864 issue of the Southern Christian Advocate: Lt. J. W. Culpepper, of 8th Regt. Ga. Vols., son of G. W. Culpepper, of Meriwether co., Ga., was killed Aug. 16, 1864, at Fussel's Mill, Va.
     Eleanor Culpepper Willingham recorded the following from a list Confederate soldiers from Lone Oak, GA on p. 65 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church (formerly Old Prospect Methodist Church) Lone Oak, Georgia 1844-1985: John W. Culpepper Pvt. Co. D 8th Ga. Reg. Inf. 7-8-1835 [read birth 8 Jul 1836] 8-16-1854 [read death 16 Aug 1864] Elected 2nd Lt. 1-25-1862 1st Lt. 8-1863 Killed at Deep Bottom, Virginia 16 Aug 1864 Buried in Virginia.
      The following is from a ruled paper copy of a letter written to Simeon F. Culpepper who was a Sergeant in Co. D of the 8th Georgia Regiment in which John Wesley Culpepper was an Infantry Private: _______________________________________October 5, 1864 Sergeant Culpepper,
     Had a thunderbolt fallen at my feet, I could not have been more utterly astonished than I was when I read your letter received a few days ago, the announcement of your brother's death.
     I cannot realize that he is dead. One who possessed the combination of every good quality - so gifted, so good, so brave; can it be that he is no more? And was his life's blood shed by the hand of the much hated enemy? If so, he has died in defense of his much loved South, which he was so willing to die for, and has gained a nice inheritance in heaven. "The silver cord has been loosed, the golden bowl broken." How true it is "the good die first."
     He was a dear friend of mine, and you, who knew him so well, will know how much I valued and appreciated his friendship. Although his entire family are strangers to me personally, yet I extend to you my deepest, heartfelt sympathy. I know your loss and would offer words of consolation did I not know how useless all such would be. Time alone can alleviate your sorrow.
     I am greatly obliged to your for the information you have given me, also for your kind consideration, that of not reading my letters. You will confer a great favor by destroying them as I do not want them.
     I have his ambrotype. If neither you nor his family have his likeness, I will lend you the one I have. But if you have, I would like to retain the one I have.
     You will please write me concerning the ambrotype, and if it will not be asking too great a favor, I would ask you to give my the particulars of his death. _________________________Sincerely, your sympathizer, ______________________/s/Nannie Allen _________________________Serles Station _________________________Alabama
     Mrs. Willingham wrote in a 11 Sep 1978 letter: Our Cousin, Bill Lowery...believes there is a book in the library at University of Georgia based on the diary of Uncle John Wesley's Civil War travels. He said that Cousin Zora Sewell lived with them and she had all of Uncle James' valuable papers, among them the diary. There was a School Supt in Grantville named Lowe. He borrowed this from Cousin Zora and Bill believes he wrote a book or copied it and had it published. The title is something about "Johnnie Reb."
     John William Culpepper, in a 16 Aug 1993 letter to his cousin, Bill Haynes wrote about a portion of the John W. Culpepper diary that remains: it began with his enlistment in the "Echols Guards" in Meriwether County in May 1861 and carried through until July 15, 1861. The rest of his diary is in the possession of a descendant [Marvin M. "Mac" Culpepper] in Texas.... [Nath Culpepper Doughtie] took a copy of the Diary and followed the path of travel of his grandfather [Simeon Culpepper] described by John Wesley all the way to Richmond, Va., then on to Winchester, Va. Harpers Ferry and Stroudsburg, Va. John Wesley was killed on 16 August 1864. John Wesley died in his brothers arms and Simeon buried him near a garden on a farm 8 miles below Richmond, Va.
     James Burie Clegg wrote 15 Nov 1978 he did not know the [T. Jackson] Howe that was supposed to have written a manuscript based on the John Wesley Culpepper diary "but I've heard of the 'Johnny Reb' work." The following letter was written by Lt. John Wesley Culpepper, Company D, 8th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Jenkin's Brigade, First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Lt. General James Longstreet Commanding. It was found by Eleanor Culpepper Willingham among her father's possessions. Cousin Pitts Culpepper told her Bob Adair, was a Civil War veteran who lost a leg in the War. He had a daughter, Irene, who worked in a bank in Greenville, Georgia [Robert D. Adair, Corporal 23 Sep 1862, wounded in leg at Gettysburg, PA 2 Jul 1963. Leg was amputated.] He thinks she must have found the letter and given it to Eleanor's father, Homer Lee Culpepper. Pitts found Bob Adair's grave in the Greenville Cemetery, born 22 July, 1843, died 3 November 1908. _______________________________Camp near Strawberry Plains, Tenn. ______________________________ Feby 14th 1864 Dear Bob; I received a letter from you several days ago, but have not had an opportunity to answer it until the present; and even now, I am not prepared to write to you as I would late to do. But I need not make any apology to an old veteran soldier like yourself, as you understand, and can fully appreciate our situation.---The weather is very unpleasant.---It has been raining incessantly since last night; and bids fair to continue several days. We left our comfortable winter quarters three or four Weeks ago, and have been taking it "rough and tumble" ever since, with but one blanket, and no tents. But when we contemplate the glorious cause for which we are battling, together with the firesides of our old fathers and mothers--our little brothers and sisters, (and of course we alwavs remember, we are fighting for our sweet-hearts), these toils, hardships and dangers sink into insignificances; and our determination is redoubled, to battle ever as long as a yankee can be found on our Southern Soil. Lieut. Ben and the boys arrived today. I was gratified to hear from him, that all the E.G. (Echols Guards) at home were doing well. I've just written to Christian, Clem, John E. and Sim, notifying them that they are exchanged and ordering them to the company. I sympathize with all the boys but particularly wich Christian, as I know he will regret so much, to leave his young wife. But a bleeding country calls on me to do my duty. Our duty should be done fearlessly and boldly.-- This I expect always to do regardless of consequences. But you know a fellow very frequently catches the devil for administering justice to all with whom he has dealings. Our motto should be Duty to God,--Duty to our Country, and justice to all mankind.--You have nobly and gallantly paid the debt you owed your country in the field. Had every able bodied man shouldered his musket and come to the front when you did, this war would have closed long since, and today instead of being seated on the ground writing on a cartridge box, while the cold rain is pattering on our little oil-cloth 'bunk' over head; we could all have been at home enjoying peace beneath our proud confederate banner with plenty of everything that heart could desire. But thousands have cowardly and shamefully shirked out of the war from the beginning, making the duty much heavier on the gallant spirits who have saved the county thus far from utter destruction. But we console ourselves with what Gen. Jenkins told us the other day.---He said "He thanked God that a few of us had fought the battles of the war up to the present time, and with the aide of the Divine Being, we would conquer an honorable peace ere another year roll around without the assistance of the dastardly skulkers at home who deserve to be treated only as free negroes". But I did not expect to write a letter upon the war, or the men who have kept out of it, and I hope you will pardon me for digressing. I would like very much to see you, but I guess it will be some time before I will have that pleasure, as I see no prospect of getting a furlough any time soon. I regret that you are disabled for life; but it cannot be helped, and you are right to begin immediately to prepare yourself for the "great-business of life". Bob, you may rest assured you have my heart felt sympathy, and anything that I can do for you, in anyway whatever, will be done with the greatest pleasure, I will ever assist and advise you like a brother. As you are very young yet, ---just in the bloom of youth, I think you would do well to lay aside all business and go to school. Nothing can be so important as a good Education, to a young man in your condition. By going to school to a good teacher, and applying yourself closely, you can soon prepare yourself to launch your little bark upon the broad ocean of life, and steer it safely on.--I would advise you to do this and have your furlough extended from time to time in order that you may draw commutation for rations on your furloughs. Commutation for rations for a man on wounded or sick furlough, is $1.25 per day or $37.50 per month, which would amount to a considerable item in twelve months. Your applications for extension will be promptly attended to by me. Enclosed I send your Descriptive Roll, and account of pay and clothing. I entered the articles, for which you are due the Government, but I did not put the prices, as the Quarter Master who pays you will charge you government price--Jacket $12.--Pants $9- shoes $6-+co. The amount of commutation for the first year, is $134.13.---Your Gun is still here. I killed a yankee with it at Knoxville. Eli Blount did also, and wounded others. Tell J. Burgin I've sent up his papers. I'll write him when I send them. Tell Bill and John H. that I'll write them as soon as I have time. _______________________________Your friend, _______________________________J. W. Culpepper The following was written bottom to top of the left hand side of the first page: "Tell Mrs. Mccain I heard directly from the Capt. a day or two ago. He was in fine health and spirits. Present my respects to your pa and Ma and all friends. J.W.C." 
Note* Chip Culpepper has provided to Culpepper Connections a transcription of John's Civil War Diary. See: http://gen.culpepper.com/historical/JWC_diary/default.htm.7 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Mar 2011

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + John W. Culpepper, 8 Jul 1835 - 16 Aug 1864, 1 Lt, Co. D, 8th GA Inf
    (Marker, only. Buried at battlefield in VA).
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 111, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  4. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  5. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  6. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 65.
  7. E-mail written 1998-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II (#23339), Little Rock, AR, e-mail address.

William Jefferson Culpepper

Male, #32435, (23 Oct 1837 - 8 Apr 1864)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
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*23 Oct 1837 William was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 23 Oct 1837. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Noah, William and John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*10 Sep 1857 He married Emily Elizabeth Reese at Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas, on 10 Sep 1857 at age 19.3 
Birth of Son20 Aug 1859 His son John Micajah Culpepper was born on 20 Aug 1859 at Rusk Co., Texas
Civil War*between 1862 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1864

     Co. F, 17th TX Cav.4 
Death*8 Apr 1864 He died at Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana, on 8 Apr 1864 at age 26.4 
Burial*circa 8 Apr 1864 His body was interred circa 8 Apr 1864 at Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana
Burialafter 8 Apr 1864 His body was interred after 8 Apr 1864 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia. Marker only. Buried at battlefield in Louisiana..5 
Military pensioncirca 1865 Because of William Jefferson Culpepper's service in war, his family received financial aid circa 1865 at Rusk Co., Texas.6  
Biography*  George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his son, William Jefferson Culpepper, in his Bible: "Wm. Jefferson was born on Monday by 4 o'clock on 23rd October 1837." He was baptized with three of his brothers and his mother by Noah Smith on 27 Sep 1839. When William J. was 19 years old, he married, an event which his father also recorded: "Wm. J. Culpepper & Emily E. Reese was married Aug. 20th 1857." A great-grandson, John William Culpepper, has a copy (Rusk Co., TX Marriages 1843-1877) of the marriage record which shows the marriage taking place in Henderson, Rusk Co., TX on 10 Sep 1857. It is not known how G. W. Culpepper obtained information about the marriage, possibly William Jefferson sent him a letter which did not make the date clear or perhaps one date records the license and the other the actual ceremony. Finally, George W. Culpepper recorded his son's death. He does not say how he learned of his son's death: "William J. Son of G. W. & Perlina Culpepper fell in the battle of Mansfield La. Friday 4 o'clock - April 8th 1864 Greatly lamented by all who knew him." William Jefferson Culpepper was 26 years old when he died.
      Several Culpepper cousins are listed in The Texas Civil War Index which lists a "W. J. Culpepper and a William Culpepper" in the 17th Texas Cavalry. It also lists (1502 169, 173) a "William J. Culpepper" as a Sergeant in Company F 17th Texas Cavalry. William Jefferson Culpepper served as a sergeant in Company F, 17th Texas Cavalry (memorial stone in the Allen-Lee Memorial Cemetery in Lone Oak, GA lists "C Company 17th Texas Cavalry"), during the Civil War. The unit was later reorganized as Company F, 17th Consolidated Texas Cavalry (Dismounted). He enlisted March 1, 1862, at Henderson, Rusk Co, TX, and was killed in the battle of Mansfield, LA.
      John William Culpepper wrote, 27 Apr 1993, about the death of his great-grandfather, William Jefferson Culpepper: He was killed in the second confederate charge at 5:00 P.M. 8 Apr 1864 at the battle of Mansfield, Louisiana. He was shot in the chest on the first charge at 4:00 P.M. but the bullet lodged in a bible he was carrying in his shirt pocket. He was a sergeant in the 17th Texas Calvary, consolidated. (Dismounted) Which means that they rode their horses to the battle site but fought as infantry. The Union was trying to get into the east Texas Cotton fields as the New England cotton mills were out of cotton and needed it badly.
      John William Culpepper added that the Battle of Mansfield, LA took place about "3 miles South East of Mansfield, LA on the Mansfield-Pleasant Hill road (Rt 175). Federals called this the 'Battle of Sabine Crossroads.'" William Jefferson Culpepper was buried on the battleground.
      According to Mrs. Eleanor (Culpepper) Willingham, on p. 65 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church (formerly Old Prospect Methodist Church) Lone Oak, Georgia 1844-1945 William J. Culpepper is listed with his brothers as having been a Confederate soldier although there is no grave marker for him.
      In a 6 Apr 1992 letter, Eleanor wrote that "the marker [Confederate marker from the Veterans Administration?] for William Jefferson Culpepper came. We placed it near George W. & Perlina Culpepper." 

Family

Emily Elizabeth Reese (28 Mar 1836 - 7 Nov 1911)
Marriage*10 Sep 1857 He married Emily Elizabeth Reese at Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas, on 10 Sep 1857 at age 19.3 
Children
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. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 111, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  3. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Rusk Co., TX: William J. Culpepper and Emily E. Reese, 10 Sep 1857.
  4. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + William Jefferson Culpepper, 25 Oct 1837 - 8 Apr 1864, Co. F, 17th TX Cav.
    (Marker, only. Buried at battlefield in LA).
  5. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    William Jefferson Culpepper, 25 Oct 1837 - 8 Apr 1864, Co. F, 17th TX Cav. (Marker, only. Buried at battlefield in LA).
  6. Linda Mearse, compiler, Confederate Indigent Families Index, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
    http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/cif/index.html
    W. Culpepper, Rusk Co., TX.

Noah Smith Culpepper

Male, #32436, (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
DNA* To help confirm Noah Smith Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Noah's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*17 May 1839 Noah was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 17 May 1839. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Noah, William and John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*15 Nov 1859 He married Martha Henrietta K. Almon at Heard Co., Georgia, on 15 Nov 1859 at age 20.3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Elizabeth, James, Josiah, Narcissa, Noah, Martha, Parrie, Hezekiah, Augusta and Omiga listed as a household member living with Hezekiah Almon Jr. in the 1860 Census at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.4 
Photographedcirca 1862 He was photographed circa 1862 at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.
Noah Smith Culpepper
Photographed*circa 1863 He was photographed circa 1863.5
Noah Smith Culpepper
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served as an officer in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Noah Smith Culpepper, Heard Co, GA, Enlisted on 31 May 1861 as a Private and mustered into Co. G, GA 7th Infantry, Promotions: 4th Sergeant 16 Sep 1862, 2nd Lieutenant 27 Jan 1862, 1st Lieutenant 12 May 1862, Captain 16 Feb 1863. Wounded 15 Aug 1864 Deep Bottom Run, VA.. He was Surrendered on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House.6,7 
Birth of Son6 Feb 1866 His son William Hezekiah Culpepper was born on 6 Feb 1866 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Son5 Apr 1866 His son William Hezekiah Culpepper died on 5 Apr 1866 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son2 Jul 1867 His son George William Culpepper was born on 2 Jul 1867 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1875 His son Jessie Culpepper was born on 20 Jun 1875 at Georgia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.9 
Death of Mother21 Jul 1882 His mother Perlina Perdue died on 21 Jul 1882 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10 
Death of Son8 Oct 1883 His son Jessie Culpepper died on 8 Oct 1883 at Georgia
City Directory*1890 He was listed in the 1890 city directory for Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. Ketner & Culpepper Insurance at 12 W Alabama; Resides at 242 E Hunter.11
 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.12 
Military pension* He applied for a military pension at Fulton Co., Georgia.13 
Death of Father20 Dec 1901 His father George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA died on 20 Dec 1901 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.14 
Death of Son24 Dec 1909 His son George William Culpepper died on 24 Dec 1909. 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.15 
Death of Spouse23 Jan 1919 His wife Martha Henrietta K. Almon died on 23 Jan 1919 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.16 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Noah was listed as a father-in-law in Thomas Carroll Burford's household on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.17 
Photographedsay 1925 He was photographed say 1925 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia,
at the Burford family home on Blue Ridge Road.18
Noah Smith Culpepper (2nd from left) & Civil War friends
Noah Smith Culpepper
Death*25 Apr 1929 He died at DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 25 Apr 1929 at age 89.19 
Burial*26 Apr 1929 His body was interred on 26 Apr 1929 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded Noah's birth in his Bible: "Noah Smith Culpepper was born May 17th 1839 named for Noah Smith the traveling preacher on the circuit the same year." He was baptized with his three older brothers and his mother by Noah Smith on 27 Sep 1839. Noah was noted in the in the 1840 Meriwether Co., GA census as one of three males 0-5 years of age in the household of George W. Culpepper. A 10 year old N. S. Culpepper was noted with his parents in the 1850 Meriwether Co., GA census.
      At some point, Noah set out on his own as a teacher in Heard Co., GA. This is probably where he met his future wife since that is where her father owned property and where they married. Noah's marriage was recorded by his father: "Noah S. Culpepper & Martha H. K. Allmon was married November 15th, 1859."
      Noah and Martha were noted in the 1860 Heard Co., GA census living with Martha's father, Hezekiah Almon. Noah was listed as a teacher. When the Civil War broke out, Noah enlisted in the Confederate Army. The following record of Civil War service is from p. 64 of Heard County, Ga.: A History of its People by Lynda S. Eller and published in 1980 by Genealogical Roving Press of Huguley, AL: CULPEPPER, NOAH SMITH--G-7 [Company and Regiment], Private May 31, 1861. Appointed 4th Sergeant Sept. 16, 1861. Elected 2d Lieutenant Jan. 27, 1862; 1st Lieutenant May 12, 1862; Captain Feb. 16, 1863. Wounded at Deep Bottom, Va. Aug. 15, 1864. Surrendered at Appomatox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.
      After the war, Noah returned to teaching. He was noted as a school teacher in the 1870 census of Grantville, Meriwether Co., GA. He had $200 in personal property. Another school teacher, "James Alman," was also listed in the household with a 9 year old Alice Alman. This was probably James L. Almon, the younger brother of Noah Culpepper's wife, Martha Almon. By 1880, Noah and his family had moved on to Carroll Co., GA where Noah S. Culpepper was noted in census records. By 1900, Noah had moved his family to Atlanta where he was noted with his wife and younger children in the 1900 census of Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA where he would remain until his death.
      The following death notice came from records in the Georgia Department of Archives & History and is from the Atlanta Journal: CAPT. CULPEPPER TAKEN BY DEATH IN HIS 89TH YEAR Beloved Hero of Sixties Had Hoped to March Again on Friday The heroes of 1864 will march in review Friday, but for the first time in the history of Atlanta's celebration of Memorial day, Captain Noah S. Culpepper will not march with them. The 89-year-old veteran of the War Between the States died early Thursday morning. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence. Rev. J. W. Quillian will officiate, and interment will be in the Prospect churchyard [now Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church], in Meriwether county. In failing health for the past six months, Captain Culpepper nevertheless refused to take to his bed. Last week he made his plans to march as usual at the head of column in the Memorial day parade, despite his ill health. But Saturday brought a serious turn for the worse in his condition, and doctors insisted that he take to his bed and give up all thought of taking part in the exercises. And on Thursday he died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. T. C. Burford, 1240 Fairview road. He was to have celebrated his 90th birthday next month. A native of Meriwether county, Mr. Culpepper attended Bowdon college, accepting a teaching position in Coweta county after he had obtained his degree. When war was declared, he was made captain of Company G of the Seventh Georgia regiment. In the course of the confilict he saw service under Lee in Virginia. He was severely wounded and was cited for bravery in action. Mr. Culpepper had been a resident of Atlanta for half a century. During the course of his long residence he assumed a leading position in the civic, fraternal and religious life of the city. He was a leading insurance man, and for many years had been a devoted member of the Druid Hills Methodist church. His membership in Peidmont lodge, No. 447, F. & A. M. dated from the age of 21. The beloved pioneer is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Burford, Mrs. J.D. O'Rear and Mrs. Frank Rawls; one brother, Simeon Culpepper; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
      The following funeral notice also appeared on p. 30: CULPEPPER - Friends and relatives of Captain Noah S. Culpepper, Mrs. J. D. O'Rear, Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burford, Mrs. Frank Rawls, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Culpepper, Greenville, Ga., are invited to attend the funeral of Captain Noah S. Culpepper, tomorrow (Friday) morning, April 26, 1929 at 10 o'clock at the residence, 1240 Fairview road, N.E. Rev. J. W. Quillian will officiate. Interment will be at Prospect church, Meriwether county, at 2 o'clock. All members of the Atlanta Camp U. C. V. especially invited to attend. Gentlemen selected to serve as pallbearers will please meet at the residence at 9:45 o'clock. 

Family

Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Marriage*15 Nov 1859 He married Martha Henrietta K. Almon at Heard Co., Georgia, on 15 Nov 1859 at age 20.3 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 111, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  3. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 576.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 729, Franklin PO, Heard Co., GA
    Hezekiah Almon, 63, M, Farmer, $3000/$6000, SC
    Elizabeth Alman, 49, F, SC
    Alsey C. Alman, 20, F, GA
    Clarissa P. Alman, 18, F, GA
    James L. Alman, 16, M, GA
    Hezekiah G. Alman, 13, M, GA
    Narcissa Alman, 11, F, GA
    Josiah J. Alman, 9, M, GA
    Omiga B. Alman, 7, M, GA
    Augusta A. Alman, 5, F, GA
    Noah Culpepper, 21, M, School Teacher, -/$100, GA
    Martha K. Culpepper, 19, F, GA.
  5. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
    a photocopy from Florence Culpepper Burford (Mrs. Alonzo Morris Atkinson).
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Noah S. Culpepper, 17 Mar 1840 (sic) – 25 Apr 1929, Capt., Co. G, 7th GA Inf.
  7. Lillian Henderson (transcription by Fred Gleaton), compiler, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, Americus, GA: Lake Blackshear Regional Libray, 1964.
  8. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A, Family 140, Grantville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Noah Culpepper, 31, M, School Teacher, $--/$200, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 28, F, GA
    Linna? Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Ollie Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 1, F, GA
    James Alman, 25, M, School Teacher, $--/$--, GA
    Alice Alman, 9, F, GA.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  10. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Perlina Perdue Culpepper, 27 Jun 1812 – 21 Jul 1882.
  11. Atlanta City Directory, 1889 and 1890. Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co. Published on and extracted from Ancestry.com .
  12. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 170B, Family 336, 157 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    N. S. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1839, 60, Md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Collector
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1840, 58, Md 40 yrs, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1870, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Feb 1873, 27, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Roberts, Grandson, M, May 1894, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  13. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA, he lived Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for Mary Buice of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for I. S. Mitchell of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for W. L. Norman of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for John E. Pendergrast of Coweta County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company F, 7th GA Infantry, witness for George N. Smith of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for Isaac N. Farmer of Coweta County, GA.
  14. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George W. Culpepper, 6 Dec 1808 – 20 Dec 1901.
  15. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 149b, Family 356, Gen.com img 297, 66 East George Ave., 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Head, M, 71, md1-50, GA/SC/GA, Bailiff
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 69, md1-50, ch 9/8, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Tom C. Burford, Son-in-law, M, 34, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/SC, Credit man for clothing co.
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 36, Md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Granddaughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Granddaughter, F, 5/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julian K. Roberts, Grandson, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Shipping clerk.
  16. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper, 23 Apr 1842 – 23 Jan 1919.
  17. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 137, Page 11A, Lines 3-8, Anc.com img 21, 94 Blue Ridge Ave., Atlanta, DeKalb Co., GA
    Thomas C. Burford, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/SC, Sec/Treas of Coal Co.
    Florence C. Burford, Wife, F, 48, md, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Dau, F, 12, md, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Dau, F, 10, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 6, md, GA/GA/GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, 80, Wd, GA/SC/GA.
  18. Correspondence from Eugene Hart Felder to Lew Griffin, say 1997.
  19. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Noah S. Culpepper, d. 25 Apr 1929 in DeKalb Co., GA, 15255-K.

Martha Henrietta K. Almon1

Female, #32437, (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Father*Hezekiah Almon Jr. (10 Mar 1807 - )
Mother*Elizabeth Taylor (1 Jan 1811 - 2 May 1883)
Birth*23 Apr 1842 Martha was born at Waresville, Heard Co., Georgia, on 23 Apr 1842.2,1 
Marriage*15 Nov 1859 She married Noah Smith Culpepper at Heard Co., Georgia, on 15 Nov 1859 at age 17.3 
Married Name15 Nov 1859  As of 15 Nov 1859, her married name was Culpepper. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Elizabeth, James, Josiah, Narcissa, Noah, Martha, Parrie, Hezekiah, Augusta and Omiga listed as a household member living with Hezekiah Almon Jr. in the 1860 Census at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.4 
Photographed*circa 1862 She was photographed circa 1862 at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.
Martha (Almon) & Nancy Paulina Culpepper
Birth of Son6 Feb 1866 Her son William Hezekiah Culpepper was born on 6 Feb 1866 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Son5 Apr 1866 Her son William Hezekiah Culpepper died on 5 Apr 1866 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son2 Jul 1867 Her son George William Culpepper was born on 2 Jul 1867 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Martha, Nancy, Wesley, George, Henrietta and James listed as a household member living with Noah Smith Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1875 Her son Jessie Culpepper was born on 20 Jun 1875 at Georgia
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Martha was listed as Noah Smith Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Mother2 May 1883 Her mother Elizabeth Taylor died on 2 May 1883.7 
Death of Son8 Oct 1883 Her son Jessie Culpepper died on 8 Oct 1883 at Georgia
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Martha was listed as Noah Smith Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Son24 Dec 1909 Her son George William Culpepper died on 24 Dec 1909. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Martha was listed as Noah Smith Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.9 
Death*23 Jan 1919 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 23 Jan 1919 at age 76.1 
Burial*circa 25 Jan 1919 Her body was interred circa 25 Jan 1919 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10,1 
Biography* The George W. Culpepper Bible records the marriage: "Noah S. Culpper & Martha H. K. Allmon was married November 15th, 1859." According to Marriage and Death Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate Vol I: 1837-1860 by Brent H. Holcomb, the 5 Jan 1860 issue recorded the following marriage: Married on Nov. 15th, 1859, by M. T. Almon, Esq., Mr. N. S. Culpepper, of Merriwether co., Ga., to Miss Mattie Almon, of Heard co., Ga.
      According to p. 50 of History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, the name as recorded on the tombstone is "Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper."
      Martha and her husband were noted living with her father in the 1860 Heard Co., GA census. She was noted with her husband and family was noted in the 1870 Grantville, Meriwether Co., GA, the 1880 census of Carroll Co., GA and the 1900 census of Fulton Co., GA. 

Family

Noah Smith Culpepper (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Marriage*15 Nov 1859 She married Noah Smith Culpepper at Heard Co., Georgia, on 15 Nov 1859 at age 17.3 
Children
Last Edited28 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper, 23 Apr 1842 – 23 Jan 1919.
  2. Lynda S. Eller, Heard County, Ga.: A History of its People, Huguley, AL: Genealogical, Roving Press, 1980.
    p 251 location of parents.
  3. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 576.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 729, Franklin PO, Heard Co., GA
    Hezekiah Almon, 63, M, Farmer, $3000/$6000, SC
    Elizabeth Alman, 49, F, SC
    Alsey C. Alman, 20, F, GA
    Clarissa P. Alman, 18, F, GA
    James L. Alman, 16, M, GA
    Hezekiah G. Alman, 13, M, GA
    Narcissa Alman, 11, F, GA
    Josiah J. Alman, 9, M, GA
    Omiga B. Alman, 7, M, GA
    Augusta A. Alman, 5, F, GA
    Noah Culpepper, 21, M, School Teacher, -/$100, GA
    Martha K. Culpepper, 19, F, GA.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A, Family 140, Grantville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Noah Culpepper, 31, M, School Teacher, $--/$200, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 28, F, GA
    Linna? Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Ollie Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 1, F, GA
    James Alman, 25, M, School Teacher, $--/$--, GA
    Alice Alman, 9, F, GA.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  7. Lynda S. Eller, Heard County Georgia Cemeteries, Lanett, AL: Heard Heritage Publications, 1977.
    p 278.
  8. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 170B, Family 336, 157 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    N. S. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1839, 60, Md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Collector
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1840, 58, Md 40 yrs, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1870, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Feb 1873, 27, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Roberts, Grandson, M, May 1894, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  9. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 149b, Family 356, Gen.com img 297, 66 East George Ave., 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Head, M, 71, md1-50, GA/SC/GA, Bailiff
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 69, md1-50, ch 9/8, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Tom C. Burford, Son-in-law, M, 34, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/SC, Credit man for clothing co.
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 36, Md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Granddaughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Granddaughter, F, 5/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julian K. Roberts, Grandson, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Shipping clerk.
  10. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 50 'Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper.'

Emily Elizabeth Reese

Female, #32438, (28 Mar 1836 - 7 Nov 1911)
Father*Micajah R. Reese (1807 - )
Mother*Elizabeth Chapman Hill (c 1795 - )
Birth*28 Mar 1836 Emily was born at Georgia on 28 Mar 1836. 
Marriage*10 Sep 1857 She married William Jefferson Culpepper at Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas, on 10 Sep 1857 at age 21.1 
Married Name10 Sep 1857  As of 10 Sep 1857, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son20 Aug 1859 Her son John Micajah Culpepper was born on 20 Aug 1859 at Rusk Co., Texas
Death of Spouse8 Apr 1864 Her husband William Jefferson Culpepper died on 8 Apr 1864 at Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana.2 
Marriage23 Nov 1869 She married Frank P. Kincannon at McLennan Co., Texas, on 23 Nov 1869 at age 33. 
Married Name23 Nov 1869  As of 23 Nov 1869, her married name was Kincannon. 
Birth of SonMar 1870 Her son Zeke Kincannon was born in Mar 1870 at Rusk Co., Texas.3 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Emily, John, Zeke, Pauline and Willie listed as a household member living with Frank P. Kincannon on the 1870 Census at Rusk Co., Texas.3 
Death*7 Nov 1911 She died at Bosque Co., Texas, on 7 Nov 1911 at age 75. 
Burial*circa 9 Nov 1911 Her body was interred circa 9 Nov 1911 at Eddy, McLennan Co., Texas

Family 1

William Jefferson Culpepper (23 Oct 1837 - 8 Apr 1864)
Marriage*10 Sep 1857 She married William Jefferson Culpepper at Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas, on 10 Sep 1857 at age 21.1 
Children

Family 2

Frank P. Kincannon (1846 - )
Marriage23 Nov 1869 She married Frank P. Kincannon at McLennan Co., Texas, on 23 Nov 1869 at age 33. 
Child
Last Edited10 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Rusk Co., TX: William J. Culpepper and Emily E. Reese, 10 Sep 1857.
  2. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + William Jefferson Culpepper, 25 Oct 1837 - 8 Apr 1864, Co. F, 17th TX Cav.
    (Marker, only. Buried at battlefield in LA).
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 352, Pg 304, Prect 1 (06 Oct 1870), Henderson PO, Rusk Co., TX
    Frank Kincannon, 24, M, TN, RE=$600, PE=$320, Farmer
    Emily Kincannon, 28, F, GA
    Zeke Kincannon, 3/12, born-Mar, TX
    John Culpepper, 12, M, TX
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 9, F, TX
    Willie Culpepper, 6, F, TX.

Nancy Louisan Culpepper

Female, #32439, (9 Sep 1840 - 16 Jun 1853)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
Birth*9 Sep 1840 Nancy was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 9 Sep 1840.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Death*16 Jun 1853 She died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 Jun 1853 at age 12. 
Burial*circa 17 Jun 1853 Her body was interred circa 17 Jun 1853 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded his daughter's birth in his Bible: "Nancy Louisan Culpepper was Born on Thursday morning 2 o'clock 9th Sept, 1840." Her baptism was also recorded: "Baptized by Noah Smith: Nancy Lucy Ann Culpepper on the 9th of April 1841." And finally, her death was recorded: "Nancy Louisan Daughter of G W & Perlina Culpepper Died June 16th thirty five minutes of 12 o'clock in the morning 1853." Nancy's death was also noted by her grandfather, John Culpepper, who wrote his son, Francis G. Culpepper, on 26 Jun 1853 that "Washington's oldest Daughter, left this world on Wednesday night 15th last. Sick two months." Possibly he had confused 12 noon and 12 midnight and reported the date accordingly. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Nancy L. Culpepper, 9 Sep 1840 – 16 Jun 1863 (sic).
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.

Simeon Fletcher Culpepper

Male, #32440, (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
DNA* Simeon 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*11 Oct 1842 Simeon was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 11 Oct 1842. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, Meriwether Co, GA, Enlisted on 18 May 1861 as a Private and mustered into Co. D, GA 8th Infantry, Promotions: 5th Sergeant. Wounded 2 Jul 1863 Gettysburg, PA. He was Surrendered on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
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February 22nd, 1940
Re: McCrary Family History, Rufus C. McCrary – War Record
From: R. E. McCrary, Alvaton, Georgia
To: Joseph Boyd McCrary, Atlanta, Georgia

I will try as best as I can to give a brief history of my father, Rufus Coggins McCrary, Civil War Record. He was in Company D, the first Company organized in Meriwether County.
     This Company was made up of young men from some of the best families in Meriwether County. I will mention a few that I remember hearing my father talk about: Alonzo Freeman, Gus Brantley, Clem Allen (Who was shot through the head just back of his eyes, the bullet entering one temple and passing out through the other. My father saw him fall and he was reported killed, but he showed up later and lived many years after the war-but was totally blind.), S. F. Culpepper, Joe McKnight (Who was killed in the battle of the Wilderness and his body was never found after the battle.), John P. Atkinson (Who was killed at the First Battle of Manassas.), J. M. Herndon, Dave Ellison, R. C. McCrary (my father) and others I cannot remember.
     R. C. McCrary in Company with these, boarded the train at Grantville, Georgia on May 18th , 1861 for Virginia, the site of the War. Arriving at Richmond, they proceeded at once to General Francis S. Bartow’s Camp at Howard Grove. There they were mustered into service about the 24th of May.
     The Regiment was known as the Eight Georgia Regiment and was composed of Company D from Meriwether, Company C from Pulaksi County, Companies A, E, and H from Floyd, Company B from Chatham, Company C from Bibb, Company F from Fulton, Company I from Greene and Company K from Oglethorpe.
     The Brigade was known as Anderson Brigade and was commanded by General G. T. (Tige) Anderson. The Brigade was composed of the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th Georgia Volunteer Regiments and the 1st Georgia Regular and Tylander Battallion from Americus, Georgia and the last two years of the War the 59th Georgia Regiment. They were in Hood’s Division which was composed of Hood’s Division which was composed of Hood’s Texas, Anderson’s Georgia, Benning’s Georgia, and Law’s Alabama Brigades Longstreet’s Corps.
     As soon as the Regiment was organized they were sent to Harper’s Ferry about June 1, 1861. After a few days they were sent to Winchester, Virginia, and on July 19th, 1861 they were ordered to Manassas, and on July 21st took part in the First Battle of Manassas. In this battle the Regiment lost heavily. After many hours of fighting the regiment was relieved, and on retiring from the battlefield, leaving most of their either wounded or dead, they were met by General Beauregard, who was in command of the Southern army, and when he saw them he raised his hat and said,“I salute the Eighth Georgia with my hat off, history will not forget you.” They camped and maneuvered near Manassas and in front of Washington City until winter. They spent the winter of 1861 near Summerville, Virginia, and about March 1, 1862 they were sent down on the Peninsular near Old Yorktown.
     On arrival at Yorktown the Brigade was ordered to retake a portion of the line just captured by the enemy. They did this in short order without losing many men. They were attacked by the enemy several times during the days they were in line, but repulsed the enemy every time without much loss. They were in several engagements during the seven days battle around Richmond June 24-30, 1862. They were in the Second Battle of Manassas August 29 and 30, 1862. They were then ordered to Maryland where they fought in the Battles of Boonesboro, and the Battle of Sharpsburg. They were then marched back to Virginia where they had a short rest near Winchester, Virginia, after which they went to Fredericksburg, where they fought in the Battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862. They spent the winter of 1862 near Fredericksburg. About the first of April 1862 they were sent to the front near Suffolk, Virginia where they were engaged in severe skirmishes, with slight loss. They rejoined the main army just before the Pennsylvania Campagin and where in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. They Eighth Georgia Regiment lost more men in this battle than any Regiment in Lee’s army. When they came out of the fight there were only two men in my Father’s Company who were not killed or wounded, the two being my father, R. C. McCrary and Dave Ellison. Some of the men were only slightly wounded and were soon back in rank.
     They were sent back to Virginia until about October 1, 1863, then they were ordered to Tennessee to General Bragg’s relief. From Tennessee they were sent to Charleston to James Island, where they rested one month. They were then sent to Knoxville, Tennessee November 1st where they lost heavily in an effort to capture Fort London in that city. They spent the winter of 1863-64 in Tennessee and suffered much, since all communication and supplies were shut off. They went back to Virginia just in time to get in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864. They Eighth Georgia Regiment lost heavily in this engagement, and engagements until they reached the front at Richmond. They were in the Battles of Fort Harrison in September, Barbytown Road and Deep Bottom in October 1864, and spent the winter of 1864-65 in front of Richmond. They left Richmond for Petersburg April 1, 1865 from there to Appomattox where they surrendered April 9, 1865. My father came home only one time during the four years he was in the army, and did not get wounded a single time.
     There has never been any better soldiers than the men that composed the army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee and I am sure there were no better soldiers in Lee’s army than my father, R. C. McCrary, and these other noble men from Meriwether County, in Company D of the famous Eighth Georgia Regiment.
     R. E. McCrary
     Alvaton, Georgia

**In paragraph 5 where Hood’s Division is mentioned, there appears to be a typo (along with some other words in this letter, ie., ‘They Eighth Georgia Regiment’), I have re-typed this letter exactly as Cousin R. E. McCrary wrote it to my Uncle Joseph Boyd McCrary (G3Uncle) as to preserve its history in my family so please excuse the typos** Helena-Suzanne Shreve.3 
Marriage*4 Dec 1866 He married Ellen Clay Nall at Georgia on 4 Dec 1866 at age 24.4 
Birth of Son16 Sep 1867 His son Nathan Florence Culpepper was born on 16 Sep 1867 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son12 Aug 1869 His son James Wesley Culpepper was born on 12 Aug 1869 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son3 Nov 1871 His son Homer Lee Culpepper was born on 3 Nov 1871 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son7 Mar 1874 His son Edgar Clarence Culpepper was born on 7 Mar 1874 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son2 Aug 1876 His son Wilbur Clay Culpepper was born on 2 Aug 1876 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.10 
Birth of Son18 Mar 1881 His son Thomas Jefferson Culpepper was born on 18 Mar 1881 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 
Death of Mother21 Jul 1882 His mother Perlina Perdue died on 21 Jul 1882 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.12 
Photographedsay 1885 He was photographed say 1885 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13
Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.14 
Military pension* He applied for a military pension at Meriwether Co., Georgia.15 
Death of Father20 Dec 1901 His father George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA died on 20 Dec 1901 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.16 
Photographedsay 1910 He was photographed say 1910 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.13
Simeon F. Culpepper Clerk of the Superior Court
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.17 
Photographedsay 1915 He was photographed say 1915 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.13
Simeon Fletcher Culpepper & John W. Taylor
Photographed*say 1920 He was photographed say 1920 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13
Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.18 
Death of Spouse19 Jan 1929 His wife Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.19,20 
Death*22 Jun 1929 He died at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 22 Jun 1929 at age 86.21,22 
Burial*23 Jun 1929 His body was interred on 23 Jun 1929 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.22 
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded his son's birth in his Bible: "Simeon Fletcher was born on Tuesday Morning 9 o'clock October 11th 1842." George W. Culpepper was noted in the 1840 census of Meriwether Co., GA and this is where Simeon F. Culpepper is presumed to have been born. According to the Bible record, "Simeon Fletcher was Baptised on the 7th of June 1844." S. F. Culpepper emerges census records as a 7 year old living with his parents in 1850 Meriwether Co., GA and as a 17 year old living at home in the 1860 Lutherville P. O. district (now Luthersville?), Meriwether Co., GA.
      When the Civil War began, Simeon F. Culpepper joined the Confederate Army. A son, Thomas J. Culpepper, at a 3 Aug 1969 Simeon F. Culpepper family dinner, told of Simeon's Civil War service: When Pappa was a little over 18 years old the Civil War started. The first shot was fired April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumpter South Carolona, about 3 weeks later, May 1, 1861, he volunteered for service in the Confederate Army and was enlisted in the 18th Georgia Regiment Company D. This regiment became a part of General Robert E. Lee's army in Virginia.
      The following was written by a granddaughter of Simeon F. Culpepper and appeared in Meriwether Vindicator on 6 Oct 1933: MY U. D. C. ANCESTOR SIMEON FLETCHER CULPEPPER (By Louise C[ulpepper] Murphy) My grandfather, Simon Fletcher Culpepper, on whose record I entered the United Daughters of the Confederacy, was born in Meriwether County, Georgia, October 11, 1842, the son of George Washington and Perlina Perdue Culpepper. He was the seventh of eleven children, seven boys and four girls. All of his brothers except the youngest, who was only nine years old at the beginning of hostilities, served in the Confederate Army. The youngest of the six, Thomas Joel, entered the service during the closing months of the war, at the age of sixteen. The others served throughout the entire war. Two of them were killed in action. Simon Fletcher Culpepper enlisted in April, 1861, in Company D, 8th Georgia Regiment, Confederate States Army. Company D was organized in Meriwether County by Captain Howard, its first commanding officer, who lived in Greenville. The recruits Were given a month's training at Warm Springs Camp Ground by Captain Howard, and in May were marched to Grantville, Georgia, where they were entrained for the front. The company was transported over the historic Western and Atlantic Railroad, by way of Chattanooga, to Virginia, and there joined the 8th Georgia Regiment. The Meriwether contingent received an early baptism of fire as the 8th Georgia was thrown into action at the very beginning of hostilities, joining in the First Battle of Manassas early on the morning of Sunday, July 21, 1861, with orders to capture a Yankee battery entrenched on a hillside and protected by a patch of woods. The gallant and devout Captain Howard led his men in prayer before entering the fight, and fell, mortally wounded, almost at Grandfather's feet, at the first volley. Company D was shot to pieces, nearly all of its officers killed, and retired in disorder. As soon as they were beyond the range of the enemy rifles, these raw recruits, less than three months from the rollicksome, carefree days of the Old South, rallied, held an election for officers in the field, and promptly returned to the fray. The company was again shot to pieces, and again lost most of its officers; again retired, elected new officers, and returned to the fight. The Eighth Georgia was forced to retreat before attaining its objective, and was relieved by the Seventh Georgia, in which Grandfather's brother, Uncle Noah was serving. Grandfather related an interesting event in connection with the relief of his regiment. He stated that as the Eighth Georgia; retired, it was met by the men of the Seventh (commanded by a Colonel whose name, for obvious reasons, is not stated), and that this officer, witnessing the condition of the men of the Eighth Georgia and noting, that most of the officers of the Eighth had been killed, quailed before the murderous fire from the entrenched Federal Battery, and took refuge behind a farm house, refusing to lead his men into battle. The gallant Colonel Francis Bartow, who commanded the Eighth Georgia, discovered his fellow officer in this position of safety, holding his men beyond the range of enemy guns, and charged him with cowardice. But words passed between the two men, and the color bearer of the Seventh Georgia was shot down almost in their presence. Whereupon Bartow grasped the colors of the Seventh Georgia, declared that if the commander of that regiment would not lead it into battle he would, called upon the men of the Seventh to follow him and dashed into the thickest of the fighting. Bartow was killed as he led another colonel's regiment into battle. After Bartow's death, the Colonel of the Seventh Georgia again assumed command of the regiment. Grandfather stated that he was an eye-witness to this incident. Simeon Fletcher Culpepper was promoted from Private to First Sergeant, and held that rank until the end of the War. His military record is in the history of the Army of Northern Virginia. He participated in all of the Virginia campaigns of Lee's forces, and took part in the invasion of Pennsylvania. He was grievously wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 3, 1863, as Longstreet's Division, to which 8th Georgia was attached, was sent to the reinforcement of Pickett and his gallant men. The bullet passed entirely through both thighs, leaving scars which he bore to his grave. His brother, Lieutenant John Wesley Culpepper, and some of his comrades removed him from the Battlefield to an old roadway behind the Confederate lines. When Lee retreated from the field at Gettysburg, he was forced to abandon his wounded men, and they were promptly made prisoners of war. R. H. Cousins, A. H. Freeman, W. M. McLendon, and R. D. Adair, Meriwether County boys, all of Company D, were also wounded in this battle, and were left behind in the same roadway with Grandfather. They were placed in the prison hospital maintained by the Yankees at Gettysburg and remained there until exchanged. McLendon and Adair, both of whom were also wounded in the legs, were operated upon by the Federal surgeons, each of them losing a limb. The others were exchanged as soon as they recovered. Grandfather related that the prisoners were encamped in a wheat field and held under guard. He said that Mr. Cousins, whose wound was not severe was soon able to walk about, and constructed a wick-i-up of fence rails, which he covered with wheat cut from the field. The wounded prisoners crawled into this shelter when it rained. Otherwise, they were without covering. Grandfather returned home as soon as he was exchanged, to give his wounds a chance to heal, and returned to his regiment as soon as he was able to march. He was yet unable to carry his gun on long marches, and it was conveyed for him in the wagon train. He related that on one occasion when the company was on the march it was surprised by a company of Yankee soldiers who were in ambush near the road. The men fell back in disorder, and as they did so, General Lee, on his famous war-horse Traveller, spurred to the head of the column and commanded the soldiers to follow him. Two men from the 8th Georgia stepped to the side of General Lee's horse and told him that they were prepared to obey any command he gave, but that they would not follow him into battle. These men led General Lee's horse over a hill, beyond the range of the enemy guns and returned to the right. Grandfather stated that he witnessed this incident. Whether it was the same occasion as that on which John B. Gordon, "the man of the 12th of May" turned Lee's horse to the rear, is not known. When he returned to the army, S. F. Culpepper took part in all of the fighting around Richmond and Petersburg. His brother, Lieutenant John Wesley Culpepper, was killed in battle near Richmond on August 16, 1864. Grandfather's diary, which he kept during most of the war, contains this entry: "Lt. J. W. Culpepper, Co. D 8th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, was killed in battle August 16, 1864. Was buried about thirty steps N. E. of Mr. William Martin's garden on night of the same day, the distance from Richmond being nine miles on the Darbytown Road. I am left all alone. S. F. Culpepper. This Aug. 16, 1864" Just a few days before his death, Lieutenant Culpepper told Grandfather that he expected to be killed, and that he wanted Grandfather to have his watch. Grandfather carried this watch until his death. The surviving members of Company D, 8th Georgia Regiment, surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. With a few of his comrades, Grandfather marched through Virginia and the Carolinas to Augusta, where they were able to get a train to Atlanta. On this march they were forced to live off of the country, and frequently went hungary. Grandfather related that on one occasion, when meals had been unusually scarce, they suddenly came upon a drove of hogs. Surrounding the animals, although having no weapons, they managed to knock a shoat down with stones. He described the difficulties encountered in cleaning the hog, how they finally managed to skin it, and the delightful feast of unsalted pork which followed. Simeon F. Culpepper returned to his father's home in Meriwether County, and the following year taught school at Shiloh Valley in Harris County. He was married in the fall of 1866 to Ellen Clay Nall. To this union were born eight children, six boys and two girls. He farmed and taught school in various localities in Meriwether County. He was elected Tax Collector of Meriwether County in 1887 or 1888, and served two years. He was later elected Clerk of the Superior Court, and served in that capacity for twenty-three years. He died on June 22, 1929, at his home in Greenville Georgia.
      After the war, Simeon F. Culpepper returned home. George Washington Culpepper recorded his son's marriage in his Bible: "Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen C. Nall was Married Dec 4, 1866."
      In the 1870 census, Simeon was noted in the Lutherville P.O. District, (now Luthersville?), Meriwether Co., GA, as a school teacher with real estate valued at $1,000 and personal property valued at $450. He was was recorded with his wife and children in the 1880 census of Meriwether Co., GA. Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in a 13 Jul 1984 letter that "Our g-father, Simeon, taught at Sasserville Academy in Gay in 1887." Simeon and Ellen were were noted with their children in the 1900 census of Meriwether Co., GA and in the 1910 census of Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA.
      14 Feb 1929, just a few months before his death, Simeon F. Culpepper attended a birthday dinner given for a friend, James W. Estes, and according to an unknown local paper gave the following blessing before the dinner: Heavenly Father we thank Thee for being able to assemble to celebrate the anniversary of our brother and Comrade. We thank thee for spreading thy glory over him as a shadow of protection, permitting him to live to celebrate this day. May he live to see many more such days in life. Direct the minds and hearts of his children and grand-children to follow in his footsteps, doing good in the world and spreading sunshine among all the people where ever they go. Sanctify these table comforts to the good of all of which we ask for Christ sake, Amen.
      The following death notice is from an unknown source dated 26 Jun 1929: RITES ARE PRONOUNCED FOR SOLDIER OF LEE Simon F. Culpepper, Greenville, 87 Years Old at Time of Death. Greenville, Ga., June 23--(Special)--Last rites for Simeon F. Culpepper, soldier under Lee and for 23 years clerk of the superior court of Meriwether county, were said here at Old Prospect church. Burial was in the churchyard [now the Allen-Lee Memorial Church] and services were conducted by Rev. J. T. Robins, of Thomaston, assisted by Rev. A. L. Hale, of Greenville. Born 87 years ago in Meriwether county, Mr. Culpepper was a resident of the county all his life. He was tax collector of the county for two years [1887-1889] and then was elected to the post of clerk of the superior court, a position he filled for 23 years. For four years a member of the Seventy Georgia Regiment in Lee's army of northern Virginia, Mr. Culpepper saw service in every battle in which his unit participated from First Manassas to Appomatox. He was wounded twice. He was commander of the Meriwether camp of Confederate veterans at the time of his death. He leaves six sons and two daughters. N. F. Culpepper, W. C. Culpepper, T. J. Culpepper, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mrs. D. O. Phillips, all of Greenville; J. W. Culpepper, all of Fayetteville; H. D. [read L.] Culpepper and E. C. Culpepper, of Lone Oak.
      The following is another funeral notice from an unknown source: FORMER LONE OAK RESIDENT, PASSES Veteran Public Officer and Confederate Veteran Buried at Lone Oak (Special Lone Oak Correspondence) Mr. S. F. Culpepper, a former citizen of Lone Oak but of later years a resident of Greenville, passed away at his home on Saturday afternoon, May 22 [read June 22], after long weakness from the infirmities of age, due also to the loss of his devoted wife who five months ago preceeded. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Prospect church, where he worshipped as a boy. Rev. Dr. Robins, of Thomaston, officiated, assisted by Rev. Green, and Rev. A. L. Hale, and his body was laid to rest among many of his loved ones gone before. Mr. Culpepper was born in Meriwether county eighty-seven years ago and had resided in this county during his entire life time. He married Miss Ellen Nall who died last January, their married life having continued for sixty-two years. He was a Confederate veteran, having served under General Lee in his army of Northern Virginia for four years in the Seventh Georgia Regiment and participated in all of the battles engaged in by this army from First Manassas to Appomatox. He was twice wounded in battle, a minnie ball having passed through both thighs at Gettysburg. He filled the office of tax collector of Meriwether county for two years. Subsequently, he was elected clerk of the Superior Court of the county in which capacity he served for twenty-three years. He was the last member of his family of six brothers and three sisters, his last surviving brother, Captain N. S. Culpepper of Atlanta, having died about two months ago. He is survived by six sons and two daughters, N. F. Culpepper, W. C. Culpepper, T. J. Culpepper, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mrs. D. O. Phillips, all of Greenville; J. W. Culpepper, of Fayetteville, Ga; H. L. Culpepper and E. C. Culpepper of Lone Oak. He was commander of the Meriwether camp of Confederate Veterans at the time of his death. He was a member of the Methodist church and of the Masonic fraternity.
      This is another obituary from an unknown source: S. F. CULPEPPER, SOLDIERS UNDER LEE, LAID TO LAST REST Veteran Public Official of Meriwether County Widely Mourned GREENVILLE, Ga., June 24 -- Mr. Simeon F. Culpepper was buried in the cemetery of Old Prospect Church at Lone Oak on Sunday. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. T. Robins, of Thomaston, assisted by Rev. A. L. Hale, of Greenville. Mr. Culpepper died here Saturday after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Meriwether County eighty seven years ago and had resided in this county during his entire lifetime. He married Miss Ellen Nall, who died last January, their married life having continued for sixty-two years. He was a Confederate veteran, having served under General Lee in the army of Northern Virginia for four years in the Seventh Georgia Regiment and participated in all of the battles engaged in by this army from First Manassas to Appomatox. He was twice wounded in battle, a minnie ball having passed through both thighs at Gettysburg. He filled the office of tax collector of Meriwether County for two years. Subsequently, he was elected clerk of the Superior Court of the county in which capacity he served for twenty-three years. He was the last member of his family of six brothers and three sisters, his last surviving brother, Captain N. S. Culpepper, of Atlanta, having died about two months ago. He is survived by six sons and two daughters, N. F. Culpepper, W. C. Culpepper, T. J. Culpepper, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mrs. D. O. Phillips all of Greenville; J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, Ga., H. L. Culpepper and E. C. Culpepper of Lone Oak. He was commander of the Meriwether camp of Confederate Veterans at the time of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic fraternity.
      In a retrospective article "Meriwether County Served By Confederate Veterans After War," which appeared in an unknown paper between 1955 and 1968, James S. Peters wrote: Meriwether County, as most counties in Georgia, was served by confederate veterans for most of 1/2 century after the close of the war. Some of them were still in office when I came to this county in 1919 and I would like now to pay my respect to these old veterans and other fine officials in office at that time... S. F. Culpepper, as a young man, was a school teacher, then volunteered for service in the Civil War, participating in the Battle of Manassas, likewise fought with great gallantry in the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. and Mrs. Culpepper had one daughter who married Dan Phillips, one of our very fine County Commissioners and six stalwart sons, to wit, Nathaniel, Wesley, Homer, Edgar, Thomas and Wilbur. Thomas is the only one living at this time. No finer family of sons has been reared in this county during this century....
Nathan Culpepper Doughtie, a son of Jerry and Clay (Culpepper) Doughtie visited Gettsyburg and gave the following report at a July 24, 1993 family reunion: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania John Wesley Culpepper and Simeon Fletcher Culpepper were members of company "D" of the eighth Georgia infantry regiment. This regiment, along with the seventh, ninth, eleventh and fifty-ninth regiments, were part of General George T. Anderson's brigade. This brigade was part of General Hood's division which was part of the first army corps under General Longstreet. At the battle of Gettysburg the Army of Northern Virginia, under General Lee, consisted of the first corps under Longstreet, the second corps under Ewell and the third corps under Hill. General Stewart led the cavalry division. On July 2, Anderson's brigade moved across the Emmitsburg road and charged the woods south of what became known as the wheat field. The union forces were pushed back from a stone fence but the confederates were flanked on the left and retreated to the crest of rose hill. They were then reinforced and advanced again. General Anderson was wounded but advanced and occupied the woodland to its border on plum run valley. On July 3rd the brigade was sent down Emmitsburg road to repulse Union calvary which had tried to flank the division. On July 4th the brigade built trenches to protect the army's flank and on July 5th left for Hagerstown, Maryland. Simeon F. Culpepper had been shot through both legs and was left behind with many other wounded Confederates. This may have been better for him in the long run as many of the wounded men were unable to withstand the rigors of travel. Simeon Fletcher was later paroled or exchanged and rejoined his unit for battles in 1864 and was with the army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox in April, 1865. 

Family

Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Marriage*4 Dec 1866 He married Ellen Clay Nall at Georgia on 4 Dec 1866 at age 24.4 
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. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  2. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Meriwether-Coweta-Troup County GA Archives Military Records
    Copyright. All rights reserved. http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/gafiles.htm
    File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Helena-Suzanne Shreve e-mail address March 2, 2004, 1:29 am.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen C. Nall on 04 Dec 1866 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Nathan F. Culpepper, 16 Sep 1867 – 17 Jul 1964
    + Martha Augusta Culpepper, 6 Apr 1879 – 21 Jan 1919.
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 381A, Family 87, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon Culpepper, 26, M, School Teacher, $1000/$450, GA
    Ellen Culpepper, 24, F, GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    James Culpepper, 9/12, M, GA.
  7. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Homer Lee Culpepper, 3 Nov 1871 – 5 Jun 1951.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Edgar C. Culpepper, 7 Mar 1874 – 10 Apr 1951.
  9. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Wilbur Clay Culpepper, 2 Aug 1876 – 19 Oct 1943
    + Carrie Lou Tigner Culpepper, 24 May 1888 – 19 May 1985.
  10. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  11. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  12. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Perlina Perdue Culpepper, 27 Jun 1812 – 21 Jul 1882.
  13. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  14. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  15. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, served in Company D, 8th GA, he lived Meriwether County, GA
    Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, no service given, witness for Henry T. Shores of Coweta County, GA
    Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, served in Company D, 8th GA, witness for William Glow of Spalding County, GA
    Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, served in Company D, 8th GA, witness for Alonzo H. Freeman of Meriwether Co
    Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, served in Company D, 8th GA, witness for Augusta Williams of Crisp County, GA.
  16. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George W. Culpepper, 6 Dec 1808 – 20 Dec 1901.
  17. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 13B, Lines 52-55, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, 67, md1-33 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Superior Court Clerk
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 65, md1-33 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 30, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 26, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  18. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim F. Culpepper, Head, M, 76, md, GA/NC/GA, Farm General Mgr
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 75, md, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Daughter, F, 40, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  19. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  20. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  21. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  22. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.

Ellen Clay Nall1,2

Female, #32441, (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Father*Nathan Nall (25 Jan 1799 - 19 Apr 1891)
Mother*Lucretia Burks (10 Apr 1801 - 28 Oct 1858)
Birth*5 May 1844 Ellen was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 May 1844.2 
Death of Mother28 Oct 1858 Her mother Lucretia Burks died on 28 Oct 1858. 
Marriage*4 Dec 1866 She married Simeon Fletcher Culpepper at Georgia on 4 Dec 1866 at age 22.1 
Married Name4 Dec 1866  As of 4 Dec 1866, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Birth of Son16 Sep 1867 Her son Nathan Florence Culpepper was born on 16 Sep 1867 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son12 Aug 1869 Her son James Wesley Culpepper was born on 12 Aug 1869 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 James, Ellen and Nathan listed as a household member living with Simeon Fletcher Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son3 Nov 1871 Her son Homer Lee Culpepper was born on 3 Nov 1871 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son7 Mar 1874 Her son Edgar Clarence Culpepper was born on 7 Mar 1874 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son2 Aug 1876 Her son Wilbur Clay Culpepper was born on 2 Aug 1876 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son18 Mar 1881 Her son Thomas Jefferson Culpepper was born on 18 Mar 1881 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Photographedsay 1890 She was photographed say 1890 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.10
Ellen Clay (Nall) Culpepper
Death of Father19 Apr 1891 Her father Nathan Nall died on 19 Apr 1891. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.12 
Photographed*say 1920 She was photographed say 1920 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10
Ellen Clay (Nall) Culpepper
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
Death*19 Jan 1929 She died at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Jan 1929 at age 84.14,2 
Burial*20 Jan 1929 Her body was interred on 20 Jan 1929 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote the following entitled "The Sim Culpepper Boys": Each year it was the custom for everyone to go to Greenville to "Ma Ma & Pa Pa's" [Mrs. Willingham's grandparents, Ellen Clay Nall and Simeon F. Culpepper] for Christmas dinner. We children would sit entranced listening to the group tell funny stories of things that happened in their childhood. A sense of humor would prevail among them and when one would recall some funny incident, all would laugh until tears would stream down their faces and each pulled out his handkerchief to wipe the tears away. They were tall men with big feet (as one of my cousin's recalls). He said that the only safe place for little boys was "Pa Pa's" lap, because each time he [the cousin] passed by one of them [the Sim Culpepper boys] he would receive a swift kick. We girls fared a little better. All in all it was great to go to Grandma's at Christmas. Our Aunt Carrie Lou, widow of Wilbur, who is the only one of that generation living, says that "Ma Ma" [Mrs. Simeon F. Culpepper] had a special way with each one [of her sons]. She listened attentively and gave them good advice. Even after they had become professional men they turned to her for advice....
      Mrs. Willingham continued: "Ma Ma" was of Primitive Baptist Faith. They attended church regularly.... "Ma Ma" would make pies and put them in the kitchen window to cool (no screens in those days). Pretty soon the pies would disappear. Of course she knew what happened to them, but just pretended that it was OK.
      In an 11 Jan 1991 letter, Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote that "sister [Margaret] and I were discussing the Culpepper ears yesterday. All the brothers had large ears (as did Lyndon Johnson)."
      The following report of the 50th wedding anniversary of Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen Clay Nall appears to be from the Meriwether Vindicator: Golden Wedding Celebrated At home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Culpepper The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Culpepper was celebrated at their home Monday. It was rather an involuntary celebration upon the part of the bride and groom of fifty years. Or to put it more accurately, an unexpected event so far as they were concerned. The sons and daughters prepared for the pleasant occasion and when the couple walked in and found all the children gathered around the table loaded with a wedding dinner, tears of joy came from the eyes of the aged couple over the happy family re-union and the reminder of the wedding which took place just fifty years ago. Around the family board, children and grand children spent a happy time in celebration of the golden wedding. It was a pleasant event. Father and mother lived again the days that are gone. In the evening of life they looked back to the beginning of their long journey together and traced with joy the steps taken since the vows were plighted at the marriage altar. But few live to celebrate such an anniversary. It is a badge of honor to have lived so long and so worthily and raised a family of manly sons and charming daughters to hear the name and fame of father and mother. The children and all the grand children were present. The sons and daughters there were Hon. N. F. Culpepper, Mr. W. C. Culpepper, Dr. T. J. Culpepper, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Phillips of this city, Col. and Mrs. J. W. Culpepper, of Fayetteville, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Culpepper and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Culpepper of Lone Oak. An amusing feature of the occasion was connected with the loss of a couple of possums. Mr. S. F. Culpepper had a couple of possums in a box fattening them for Christmas. He went out Sunday night and they were gone. He was very much disturbed over the loss of his marsupials and inclined to charge the theft to his faithful servant, Wash Reeves. When he walked in to the dinner table he foung the two possums well baked and bounded by sweet potates and gravy. His own children had committed possum larceny and prepared the animals for the feast. The Vindicator congratulates Mr. and Mrs. Culpepper upon the occasion of their golden wedding and hopes they may see many more years wax and wane before they are called to their long home.
      On 3 Aug 1969, at a reunion of the descendants of Simeon F. Culpepper, a son, Thomas J. Culpepper, recalled the 50th anniversary of his parents: Pappa came in at 12 o'clock and he was the most surprised man in the world. When we all went to the table, Mamma's plate was turned down and when she turned it up she found $50.00 in gold under it, which the boys gave them. It was a very happy occasion.
      The following death notice is from an unknown source dated Friday, 25 Jan 1929: Mrs. S. F. Culpepper Passes To Heaven Mrs. S. F. Culpepper received her call Saturday night to come up higher. She was stricken with paralysis last week, and, despite the fact her death was not unexpected, when it came it brought a great shock to her loved ones. Mrs. Culpepper was an adherent of the Primitive Baptist faith and her life adorned with the noble characteristics of the christian religion. She was essentially a mother, the greatest of all human relations. Like a holy incense, her love blessed the home over which she reigned for sixty-two years and from it she gave the world six godly sons and two christian daughters. The record of her life was that of unselfish, sacrificial love and service, and the light of it will shine forever to attest christian hope and truth. The purity of her mind, heart and walk was a picture of rare beauty and a precious legacy to her loved ones. She lived, loved and wrought a good work. Henceforth a crown studded with many jewels will adorn her brow, as she lives eternally in heaven. A mother in Israel has gone from us. A saint from earth has become a saint in glory. Mrs. Culpepper is survived by her husband, Mr. S. F. Culpepper, six sons, Hon. N. F. and Messers W. C. and T. J. Culpepper, of this city, Hon. J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, Messers H. L. and Edgar Culpepper, of Lone Oak, and two daughters, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mrs. D. O. Phillips, of Greenville. After funeral services at the home conducted by Elder Simeon Whatley and Rev. A. L. Hale, the body of this good woman was carried to Lone Oak, her old home, and interred in Prospect cemetery [which became the cemetery of the Allen-Lee Memorial Church]. Greenville weeps over the death of Mrs. Culpepper and the deepest sympathy abides with the sorrowing loved ones of the deceased.
      The following is another obituary from an unknown source: LONE OAK On Saturday night Jan 17 [read 19] while surrounded by loved one the sweet spirit of Mrs. S. F. Culpepper of Greenville left its frail tenement of clay, as she sweetly fell asleep. "As one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams." Funeral services were conducted at the home on Sunday afternoon by her life long friend, Rev. S. H. Whatley of Thomaston assisted by Rev. Mr. Hale of Greenville. Interment was at Prospect cemetery [which became the cemetery of the Allen-Lee Memorial Church], at Lone Oak. She was brought back to her girlhood home tenderly born to her last resting place by her six devoted sons. Mrs. Culpepper was the last of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Nall. Sixty years ago she was married to Mr. S. F. Culpepper who with six sons and two daughters are left to mourn her passing. For a number of years, she has resided in Greenville, where she was as greatly beloved as in her former home at Lone Oak. She was a true Christian, a devoted mother, a wise counselor to her children through life, a most devoted wife, a kind and generous neighbor. As expressed by her minister, "The heart of her husband did safely trust in her, and her children rise up and call her blessed." Those surviving her are her broken hearted husband and the following children, Messrs. N. F., W. C., T. J., and Miss Mary Lou Culpepper also Mrs. D. O. Phillips of Greenville. Messrs. H. L. and E. C. Culpepper of Lone Oak, and J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, all of whom have our sincere sympathy. 

Family

Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Marriage*4 Dec 1866 She married Simeon Fletcher Culpepper at Georgia on 4 Dec 1866 at age 22.1 
Children
Last Edited30 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen C. Nall on 04 Dec 1866 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  3. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Nathan F. Culpepper, 16 Sep 1867 – 17 Jul 1964
    + Martha Augusta Culpepper, 6 Apr 1879 – 21 Jan 1919.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 381A, Family 87, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon Culpepper, 26, M, School Teacher, $1000/$450, GA
    Ellen Culpepper, 24, F, GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    James Culpepper, 9/12, M, GA.
  5. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Homer Lee Culpepper, 3 Nov 1871 – 5 Jun 1951.
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Edgar C. Culpepper, 7 Mar 1874 – 10 Apr 1951.
  7. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Wilbur Clay Culpepper, 2 Aug 1876 – 19 Oct 1943
    + Carrie Lou Tigner Culpepper, 24 May 1888 – 19 May 1985.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  9. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  10. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  12. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 13B, Lines 52-55, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, 67, md1-33 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Superior Court Clerk
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 65, md1-33 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 30, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 26, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  13. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim F. Culpepper, Head, M, 76, md, GA/NC/GA, Farm General Mgr
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 75, md, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Daughter, F, 40, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  14. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.

Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper

Female, #32442, (7 Jul 1845 - 2 Sep 1928)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
Name Variation She was also known as Sallie.1 
Birth*7 Jul 1845 Sarah was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 7 Jul 1845. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Married Name13 Dec 1866  As of 13 Dec 1866, her married name was Sewell.1 
Marriage*13 Dec 1866 She married John Asbury Sewell at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 13 Dec 1866 at age 21.1 
Birth of Son7 Sep 1867 Her son George Pierce Sewell was born on 7 Sep 1867 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son30 Oct 1869 Her son Emmett Karen Sewell was born on 30 Oct 1869 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son29 Jan 1872 Her son Walter Duke Sewell was born on 29 Jan 1872 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son3 Feb 1873 Her son James Asbury Sewell was born on 3 Feb 1873 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son3 Jan 1878 Her son John Henry Sewell was born on 3 Jan 1878 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son15 Oct 1881 Her son Noah Franklin Sewell was born on 15 Oct 1881 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother21 Jul 1882 Her mother Perlina Perdue died on 21 Jul 1882 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son29 Aug 1884 Her son Alvin Clement Sewell was born on 29 Aug 1884 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Photographedcirca 1885 She was photographed circa 1885 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas.5
John Asbury & Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell
Photographed*circa 1896 She was photographed circa 1896 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas,
Seated: John Asbury Sewell and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell; standing (left to right): Walter Duke Sewell, John Henry Sewell, Perlina Elizabeth Sewell, Noah Franklin Sewell, and Alvin Clement Sewell.5
John Asbury and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell family
Death of Father20 Dec 1901 Her father George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA died on 20 Dec 1901 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Spouse11 Jul 1923 Her husband John Asbury Sewell died on 11 Jul 1923 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death*2 Sep 1928 She died at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, on 2 Sep 1928 at age 83. 
Burial*3 Sep 1928 Her body was interred on 3 Sep 1928 at Fredonia Cemetery, Union Co., Arkansas
Biography*  She was known as "Sallie." George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his daughter in his Bible: "Sarah Elizabeth was born Monday 12 o'clock July 7th 1845." Her baptism was also recorded: "Sara Elizabeth was Baptized - November 27, 1846 by John P? Dicenson." The final record is of her marriage: "Sarah E. Culpepper and John A. Sewell was married Dec. 15, 1866." The following death notice is from an unknown source: MRS. SEWELL DIES, AGED 83 Well Known Schuler Pioneer Buried at Fredonia Cemetery Monday Mrs. Sallie E. Sewell, aged 83, well known in the Schuler community 15 miles west of here, died at her home at midnight Saturday after an extended illness. Mrs. Sewell was a pioneer resident of the Schuler district, having made her home there for the last 49 years. The Sewell family is prominent in the history of this county and the state. Mrs. Sewell was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held in her home [read church] at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning, with the Rev. G. L. Cagle of Wesson, in charge. Burial services were in Fredonia cemetery, near her old home. Rumph mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements. Survivors are: Noah F. Culpepper, Atlanta, Ga; S. F. Culpepper, Greenville, Ga; seven sons, G. P., W. D., J. A., J. H., N. F., and A. C. Sewell, all of El Dorado, and E. K. Sewell, of Lepanto, Ark. 
ReunionAug 2008 Reunion for descendants of Samuel Sewell, MD, d. 1789 Enochville, N.C., children scattered

Planning for August 1-3, 2008. We are looking for a place in Franklin County, Ga. near John N. Sewell's farm - Lavonia area.

If you would like to be involved with this reunion, please contact Wayne Sewell, 584 Willow Way E, Alexander City, AL 35010 e-mail address or Rebecca Sewell Homan.7 

Family

John Asbury Sewell (26 Aug 1842 - 11 Jul 1923)
Marriage*13 Dec 1866 She married John Asbury Sewell at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 13 Dec 1866 at age 21.1 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Sallie E. Culpepper and John A. Sewell on 13 Dec 1866 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  3. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  4. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Perlina Perdue Culpepper, 27 Jun 1812 – 21 Jul 1882.
  5. Correspondence from Paula Sewell Reynolds (Mrs. R. M. Reynolds) to Lew Griffin.
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George W. Culpepper, 6 Dec 1808 – 20 Dec 1901.
  7. E-mail written Feb 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Rebecca Sewell Homan, e-mail address.

John Asbury Sewell

Male, #32443, (26 Aug 1842 - 11 Jul 1923)
Father*John Pierce Sewell (20 Dec 1810 - 21 Nov 1876)
Mother*Louisa Elizabeth Wideman (28 Oct 1820 - 10 Jan 1897)
Birth*26 Aug 1842 John was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 26 Aug 1842. 
Marriage*13 Dec 1866 He married Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 13 Dec 1866 at age 24.1 
Birth of Son7 Sep 1867 His son George Pierce Sewell was born on 7 Sep 1867 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son30 Oct 1869 His son Emmett Karen Sewell was born on 30 Oct 1869 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son29 Jan 1872 His son Walter Duke Sewell was born on 29 Jan 1872 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son3 Feb 1873 His son James Asbury Sewell was born on 3 Feb 1873 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Father21 Nov 1876 His father John Pierce Sewell died on 21 Nov 1876 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son3 Jan 1878 His son John Henry Sewell was born on 3 Jan 1878 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son15 Oct 1881 His son Noah Franklin Sewell was born on 15 Oct 1881 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son29 Aug 1884 His son Alvin Clement Sewell was born on 29 Aug 1884 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Photographedcirca 1885 He appeared as a husband in a family photograph circa 1885 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas.2
John Asbury & Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell
Photographedcirca 1896 He appeared as a husband in a family photograph circa 1896 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas,
Seated: John Asbury Sewell and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell; standing (left to right): Walter Duke Sewell, John Henry Sewell, Perlina Elizabeth Sewell, Noah Franklin Sewell, and Alvin Clement Sewell.2
John Asbury and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell family
Death of Mother10 Jan 1897 His mother Louisa Elizabeth Wideman died on 10 Jan 1897 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death*11 Jul 1923 He died at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, on 11 Jul 1923 at age 80. 
Biography* He was known as "Berry." A granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth Sewell Primm wrote, 24 Oct 1977: John A. & Sarah (Sallie) Elizabeth Culpepper Sewell moved to Shuler, Ark. in Union County , 1879. In 1885 he purchased 500 acres of land. They still lived at the homeplace at the time of their death."
According to "Biographical and Historical Memmoirs of Southern Arkansas," Goodspeed Publishing Co., p. 864-5: "John A. Sewell has been a resident of Union County, Ark., since 1879, and holds an enviable place among the agriculturists of this region. He was born in Meriwether County, GA., August 26, 1842, being the third of nine children born to John P. and Elizabeth L. (Wideman) Sewell, the former a Georgian, and the latter a native of South Carolina. They were married in the former State in January, 1837, and there settled permanently, the father being a Whig in politics before the war and a Democrat afterward, but was never an active politician. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for many years and he was in full communion with the same at the time of his death in 1878, at the age of 66 years. His widow still survives him and resides in Georgia. In this state John A. Sewell was reared, his early education being obtained in the common schools. He began doing for himself in 1861, and the same year enlisted in Company B, Second Georgia Regiment, as a private, and was discharged on account of sickness. Upon recovering his health, he enlisted in Company B, First Georgia Cavalry and served with the same until the close of the war, participating in the following battles: Richmond, Danville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and was wounded at a skirmish at Mossy Creek in East Tennessee, in the left shoulder, neck and jaw, very seriously, but at present it does not trouble him to any great extent. He was with Johnston's command in North Carolina at the time of the surrender, but he afterward returned to his home in Georgia, and again began the peaceful pursuit of farming. He was married in 1866 to Miss Sallie E. Culpepper, a native of Meriwether County, Ga., her parents being George W. and Perlina (Perdeu) Culpepper, who were old settlers of Georgia. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for many years, and she was in full communion with the same at the time of her death in 1882, at the age of seventy years. He still survives her, and resides in Georgia. After the marriage of Mr. Sewell, he and his wife resided in Georgia until 1879, then moved to Union County, Ark., and in 1885 purchased the farm of 500 acres on which he now resides. He has ninety acres under cultivation, the average yield being a half bale of cotton and fifteen bushels of corn to the acre. Nine children have been born to himself and wife, eight being now alive: George P., Emett K., Walter D., James A., John H., Noah F., Perlina E., and Alvin C. George P. was married in 1889 to Miss Lena G. Bird, a resident of this county. He is a Democrat, is president of the Democratic Club, located at Shuler, and in 1884 was elected to the position of magistrate, a position he filled for two terms in Garner Township. He is also a school director, a position to which he was elected in 1887, and he and his wife and five eldest children are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper (7 Jul 1845 - 2 Sep 1928)
Marriage*13 Dec 1866 He married Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 13 Dec 1866 at age 24.1 
Children
Last Edited26 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Sallie E. Culpepper and John A. Sewell on 13 Dec 1866 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. Correspondence from Paula Sewell Reynolds (Mrs. R. M. Reynolds) to Lew Griffin.

Thomas Joel Culpepper

Male, #32444, (5 Jun 1847 - 20 Sep 1920)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
DNA* Thomas 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*5 Jun 1847 Thomas was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Jun 1847. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Civil War*between 1864 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1864 and 1865

     Private, Co. A, 2nd Georgia Cavalry. 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Thomas listed as a household member on the 1870 Census at Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas.3 
Marriage*31 Mar 1874 He married Issorah Lola Boyd at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 31 Mar 1874 at age 26.4 
Birth of Son5 Aug 1876 His son James William Washington Culpepper M.D. was born on 5 Aug 1876 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Thomas was listed as a son in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son6 Oct 1881 His son Thomas Perry Culpepper was born on 6 Oct 1881 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Death of Mother21 Jul 1882 His mother Perlina Perdue died on 21 Jul 1882 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son6 Dec 1887 His son Rufus Alva Culpepper M.D. was born on 6 Dec 1887 at Oakland, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Thomas and Issorah was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Livingston, Cullman Co., Alabama.10 
Death of Father20 Dec 1901 His father George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA died on 20 Dec 1901 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Crane Hill, Cullman Co., Alabama.12 
Death of Son27 May 1915 His son James William Washington Culpepper M.D. died on 27 May 1915 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.13,5 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Thomas was listed as a father-in-law in Homer Lionel Burch's household on the 1920 Census at Sarasota, Manatee Co., Florida.14 
Death*20 Sep 1920 He died at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1920 at age 73.15 
Burial*circa 22 Sep 1920 His body was interred circa 22 Sep 1920 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded his son's birth in his Bible: "Thomas Joel was born June 5th 11 o'clock 1847." A 3 year old "T. J. Culpepper" was noted with his parents in the 1850 census of Meriwether Co., GA and this is where he is presumed to have been born. George W. Culpepper also recorded his son's baptism in his Bible: "Thomas Joel was Baptized April 27, 1848 by W. A. Florence." In the 1860 Lutherville P. O. District (Luthersville?), Meriwether Co., GA a 13 year old "Joel" was noted living with his parents.
     Although very young at the time the Civil War began, according to a Cullman Co., AL Confederate Pension application, Thomas Joel Culpepper enlisted in Griffin Georgia and served as a Private in Co. A, 2nd Cav. (State Guards) C.S.A. Thomas Joel Culpepper has not been found in the 1870 census records of Georgia or Alabama. He was not listed in his father's household and he has not been found boarding elsewhere.
     George W. Culpepper recorded his son's marriage in his Bible: "Thos. J. Culpepper and Miss Lola Boyd were married March the 31st, 1874." "Joel Culpepper" was listed in the 1880 census of Meriwether Co., GA with his wife and two young children. They were living with Joel's parents, George Washington and Perlina (Perdue) Culpepper. Thomas J. Culpepper and his wife were noted in the 1900 and 1910 census of Cullman Co., AL.
     The following is from p. 171 of the History of Alabama entry for Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's son, Rufus A. Culpepper: His [Rufus A. Culpepper's] father, Thomas J. Culpepper, was born in the same county [Meriwether], June 5, 1847, was reared and married there, and throughout his active career followed the vocation of farmer. In 1892 he moved to Cullman County, Alabama, and was one of the solid men of agriculture in that county until September 20, 1920. He was a democrat and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and served the last two years of the Civil War as a Confederate soldier. His wife, Lola Boyd, was born in Merriweather [read Meriwether] County December 3, 1852, and now resides at Cullman. They had a family of seven children: James William was a physician and surgeon and died at Cullman at the age of thirty nine; Lena Mae, married Dr. William H. Price, a physician and surgeon, and both died at Cullman; Lillie is the wife of Clinton Tucker, of Sarasota, Florida; Doctor Rufus A; and Ellen is the wife of Homer Burch, an employee of Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railway Company at Fairfield, Alabama.
     In a 9 Dec 1977 letter, N. V. Culpepper, D.D.S. wrote that Thomas Joel Culpepper "came to Alabama in 1892 from Georgia and was a died-in-the-wool Fox Hunter and Democrat." The following is a summary of the Thomas Joel Culpepper family from the Confederate Pension applications of Cullman County, Alabama: THOMAS JOEL CULPEPPER b. (ca) 1847/48 d. 9-20-1920 Cullman, Alabama, Pvt., CO. A, 2nd, Cav. (State Guards) Georgia C.S.A. Enlisted Griffin, Georgia. Married Lola Boyd, Lutherville, Georgia 3-31-1874. She was born 12-3-1851 Warnerville, Georgia, Meriweather County, the daughter of Dr. W. H.Boyd, Meriweather County. In the Spring of 1865 to Fall 1866 in Meriweather, Georgia then moved to Grimes County, Texas for about ten months then to Bell County, Texas for six months and then to Rusk County, Texas for a little over four years then back to Meriweather, Georgia and stayed there until 1892 then settled in Cullman County, Alabama. Children: T. P. Culpepper, Sallie Culpepper, she married a Lamb [read Land], Lillian Culpepper, married a Tucker, R. Alvin [Alva] Culpepper, M.D., Ellen Culpepper married a Burch. He owned 166 acres of land in Cullman County, Alabama at time of application.
     A grandson, N. V. Culpepper, D.D.S. in a 9 Dec 1977 letter, described Thomas Joel Culpepper as "a died-in-the-wool Fox Hunter and Democrat." 

Family

Issorah Lola Boyd (3 Dec 1851 - 9 Apr 1937)
Marriage*31 Mar 1874 He married Issorah Lola Boyd at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 31 Mar 1874 at age 26.4 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  2. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 186, Pg 433, Prect 4 (29 Aug 1870), Henderson PO, Rusk Co., TX
    The preceding Sheet/Pg 185 is missing in Ancestry.com and genealogy.com sites and we cannot identify other family members.
    Isabella Phillips, 21, F, GA
    Joel W. Phillips, 19, M, GA, Farmer
    Erwin L. Phillips, 15, M, TX
    Joel Culpepper, 23, M, GA, Farmer.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Thomas J. Culpepper and Lola Boyd on 31 Mar 1874 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. 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 1, page 183:
    Cullman City Cemetery, Corner of 9th Street and West Main, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.
    + J. W. Culpepper, MD, 5 Aug 1876 - 27 May 1915
    + Belle McAfee Culpepper, 20 Apr 1883 - 2 Jan 1968.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 262, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 72, SC, Farming, GA/SC/SC
    Perlina Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 67, Keeping House, GA/France/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Son, M, Md, 30, Working On Farm, GA/SC/GA (ID: 32444)
    Lola Culpepper, Dau-in-Law, F, Md, 27, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, GSon, M, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Lola Culpepper, GDau, F, S, 7M, --- , GA/GA/GA
    John Chisohn, Other, M, S, 30, Store Keeper, AL/AL/GA
    Lea Bohanan, Other, F, S, B, 50, Cooking, GA/GA/GA.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Perlina Perdue Culpepper, 27 Jun 1812 – 21 Jul 1882.
  9. 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
    Rufus Alva Culpepper, 3rd St. E, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, age 29, born 6 Dec 1887 in Oakland, Georgia; Works as a Physician/Surgeon in Cullman, Alabama; Single, Caucasian, Tall height, Medium build, Blue eyes, Light Brown hair, Not bald, No Disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 in Cullman, Alabama.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 56, Page 12A, Lines 10-17, Livingston, Cullman Co., AL (18 Jun 1900)
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Jun 1847, 52, md-26yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Issorah L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Dec 1851, 48, md-26yrs, ch 10/7, GA/GA/GA
    James W. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Aug 1876, 23, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm laborer
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Oct 1882, 17, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm laborer
    Sallie J. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Aug 1884, 15, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lillie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Aug 1886, 13, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Rufus A. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Dec 1888, 11, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ferbia E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Jun 1891, 8, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  11. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George W. Culpepper, 6 Dec 1808 – 20 Dec 1901.
  12. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27, Page 16A, Lines 24-27, Crane Hill, Cullman Co., AL (4 May 1910)
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 63, md1-37yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Isora L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 58, md1-37yrs, ch 10/7, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 29, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ellen Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  13. 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
    James W. W. Culpepper died 27 May 1915 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.
  14. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 10A, ED: 124, Image: 382 (8 Jan 1920), 408 8th St., Sarasota, Manatee Co., FL
    Hooker A. Burch, HH, M, W, 28, M, AL/AL/AL, Truck driver
    Ella (Culpepper) Burch, Wife, W, 27, M, GA/GA/GA
    Gerald Burch, Son, M, W, 16, S, AL/AL/GA
    Ruth Burch, Dau, F, W, 4, S, AL/AL/GA
    Carrace Burch, Son, M, W, 1, S, AL/AL/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, W, 73, M, GA/GA/GA
    Lola Culpepper, Mother-in-law, F, W, 68, M, 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
    Thomas Joel Culpepper died 20 Sep 1920 in Cullman Co., Alabama.

Issorah Lola Boyd1,2

Female, #32445, (3 Dec 1851 - 9 Apr 1937)
Father*W. H. Boyd (c 1822 - c 1906)
Mother*(?) Wilson ? (s 1824 - )
Birth*3 Dec 1851 Issorah was born at Warnerville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1851.3 
Marriage*31 Mar 1874 She married Thomas Joel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 31 Mar 1874 at age 22.1 
Married Name31 Mar 1874  As of 31 Mar 1874, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Birth of Son5 Aug 1876 Her son James William Washington Culpepper M.D. was born on 5 Aug 1876 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Issorah was listed as a daughter-in-law in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son6 Oct 1881 Her son Thomas Perry Culpepper was born on 6 Oct 1881 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son6 Dec 1887 Her son Rufus Alva Culpepper M.D. was born on 6 Dec 1887 at Oakland, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Thomas and Issorah was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Livingston, Cullman Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Fathercirca 1906 Her father W. H. Boyd died circa 1906 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Issorah was listed as Thomas Joel Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Crane Hill, Cullman Co., Alabama.8 
Death of Son27 May 1915 Her son James William Washington Culpepper M.D. died on 27 May 1915 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.9,4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Issorah was listed as a mother-in-law in Homer Lionel Burch's household on the 1920 Census at Sarasota, Manatee Co., Florida.10 
Death of Spouse20 Sep 1920 Her husband Thomas Joel Culpepper died on 20 Sep 1920 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.11 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Issorah was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.12 
Death*9 Apr 1937 She died at Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 9 Apr 1937 at age 85.3,13 
Burial*circa 11 Apr 1937 Her body was interred circa 11 Apr 1937 at Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.3 
Biography* Thomas Joel Culpepper's wife was listed as "Lola" in the 1880 census as "Issorah L." in the 1900 census. N. V. Culpepper, D.D.S., wrote 9 Dec 1977: [Thomas Joel Culpepper] was married to Lola Boyd whose mother was a Wilson and was distantly related to former President Wilson, I was told. Her father was a surgeon during the War Between the States and died when I was quite young. He is buried in Rome, Ga. Grandmother Culpepper was quite young when her mother died and she was reared by her uncle Dr. Jim Taylor. When he died, among his papers there was some correspondence relating to some points of Masonic Law, with the King of England, the present Queen's grandfather." 

Family

Thomas Joel Culpepper (5 Jun 1847 - 20 Sep 1920)
Marriage*31 Mar 1874 She married Thomas Joel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 31 Mar 1874 at age 22.1 
Children
Last Edited13 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Thomas J. Culpepper and Lola Boyd on 31 Mar 1874 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 56, Page 12A, Lines 10-17, Livingston, Cullman Co., AL (18 Jun 1900)
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Jun 1847, 52, md-26yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Issorah L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Dec 1851, 48, md-26yrs, ch 10/7, GA/GA/GA
    James W. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Aug 1876, 23, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm laborer
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Oct 1882, 17, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm laborer
    Sallie J. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Aug 1884, 15, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lillie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Aug 1886, 13, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Rufus A. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Dec 1888, 11, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ferbia E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Jun 1891, 8, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 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 1, page 183:
    Cullman City Cemetery, Corner of 9th Street and West Main, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.
    + Lola (Boyd) Culpepper, 3 Dec 1851 - 9 Apr 1937.
  4. 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 1, page 183:
    Cullman City Cemetery, Corner of 9th Street and West Main, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.
    + J. W. Culpepper, MD, 5 Aug 1876 - 27 May 1915
    + Belle McAfee Culpepper, 20 Apr 1883 - 2 Jan 1968.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 262, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 72, SC, Farming, GA/SC/SC
    Perlina Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 67, Keeping House, GA/France/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Son, M, Md, 30, Working On Farm, GA/SC/GA (ID: 32444)
    Lola Culpepper, Dau-in-Law, F, Md, 27, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, GSon, M, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Lola Culpepper, GDau, F, S, 7M, --- , GA/GA/GA
    John Chisohn, Other, M, S, 30, Store Keeper, AL/AL/GA
    Lea Bohanan, Other, F, S, B, 50, Cooking, GA/GA/GA.
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  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
    Rufus Alva Culpepper, 3rd St. E, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, age 29, born 6 Dec 1887 in Oakland, Georgia; Works as a Physician/Surgeon in Cullman, Alabama; Single, Caucasian, Tall height, Medium build, Blue eyes, Light Brown hair, Not bald, No Disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 in Cullman, Alabama.
  8. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27, Page 16A, Lines 24-27, Crane Hill, Cullman Co., AL (4 May 1910)
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 63, md1-37yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Isora L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 58, md1-37yrs, ch 10/7, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 29, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ellen Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  9. 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
    James W. W. Culpepper died 27 May 1915 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.
  10. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 10A, ED: 124, Image: 382 (8 Jan 1920), 408 8th St., Sarasota, Manatee Co., FL
    Hooker A. Burch, HH, M, W, 28, M, AL/AL/AL, Truck driver
    Ella (Culpepper) Burch, Wife, W, 27, M, GA/GA/GA
    Gerald Burch, Son, M, W, 16, S, AL/AL/GA
    Ruth Burch, Dau, F, W, 4, S, AL/AL/GA
    Carrace Burch, Son, M, W, 1, S, AL/AL/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, W, 73, M, GA/GA/GA
    Lola Culpepper, Mother-in-law, F, W, 68, M, GA/GA/GA.
  11. 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
    Thomas Joel Culpepper died 20 Sep 1920 in Cullman Co., Alabama.
  12. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 1, Page 12B, Line 67, 1109 4th St W, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL (8 Apr 1930)
    Home=$4500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    Lola Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 78, wid, GA/GA/GA.
  13. 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
    Kate R. Culpepper died Feb 1937 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

Permelia Florence Culpepper

Female, #32446, (15 Jun 1849 - 9 Mar 1923)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
Birth*15 Jun 1849 Permelia was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 15 Jun 1849. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Perlina, Permelia and George listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Married Name18 Dec 1872  As of 18 Dec 1872, her married name was Brazell.4 
Marriage*18 Dec 1872 She married Henry Davis Brazell at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1872 at age 23.4 
Birth of Son1879 Her son Hugh Brazell was born in 1879 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Mother21 Jul 1882 Her mother Perlina Perdue died on 21 Jul 1882 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son31 Jul 1885 Her son George Henry Brazell was born on 31 Jul 1885 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Son18 Jan 1890 Her son George Henry Brazell died on 18 Jan 1890 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Father20 Dec 1901 Her father George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA died on 20 Dec 1901 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Death*9 Mar 1923 She died at Hogansville, Troup Co., Georgia, on 9 Mar 1923 at age 73. 
Burial*say 11 Mar 1923 Her body was interred say 11 Mar 1923 at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Hogansville, Troup Co., Georgia
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded his daughter's birth in his Bible: "Permelia Florence was Born June 15th 11 o'clock 1849." Then followed the record of her baptism: "Permelia Florence was Baptized July 1849 By W. A Florence." The final record is of her marriage: "Permelia Florence Culpepper and Henry D. Braswell [read Brazell] were married Dec. 18, 1873." A granddaughter of Permelia Culpepper Brazell, Mrs. Florence Trimble Jones, wrote 29 May 1978 that her family records show that the marriage took place 8 Dec 1873. 

Family

Henry Davis Brazell (16 Feb 1845 - 20 Nov 1916)
Marriage*18 Dec 1872 She married Henry Davis Brazell at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1872 at age 23.4 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  2. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 344B, Family 548, Greenville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 62, M, Farmer, $200/$500, GA
    Lena Culpepper, 58, F, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 21, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 18, M, GA.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Florence Culpepper and Henry Brazwell on 18 Dec 1872 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Perlina Perdue Culpepper, 27 Jun 1812 – 21 Jul 1882.
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George Henry Brazell, 31 Jul 1885 – 18 Jan 1890.
  7. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George W. Culpepper, 6 Dec 1808 – 20 Dec 1901.

Henry Davis Brazell

Male, #32447, (16 Feb 1845 - 20 Nov 1916)
Father*Henry D. Brazell (c 1815 - b 1860)
Mother*Susan H. Heath (c 1815 - )
Birth*16 Feb 1845 Henry was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 Feb 1845. 
Birth of Son23 Aug 1867 His son James W. Brazell was born on 23 Aug 1867. 
Birth of Son27 Mar 1872 His son Leonard B. Brazell was born on 27 Mar 1872. 
Marriage*18 Dec 1872 He married Permelia Florence Culpepper at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1872 at age 27.1 
Marriage He married Elizabeth Catherine Humphries
Birth of Son1879 His son Hugh Brazell was born in 1879 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son31 Jul 1885 His son George Henry Brazell was born on 31 Jul 1885 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Son18 Jan 1890 His son George Henry Brazell died on 18 Jan 1890 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Death*20 Nov 1916 He died at Hogansville, Troup Co., Georgia, on 20 Nov 1916 at age 71. 
Burial*say 22 Nov 1916 His body was interred say 22 Nov 1916 at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Hogansville, Troup Co., Georgia
Biography* The following article about the Henry Brazell house appears to be from a Hogansville, GA publication, possibly a paper called the Herald: Stroll Through the "Promised Land" by Pam Smrekar "Just look around this place that man was a genius in his inventiveness. Look at the homemade siding he made from old coca-cola type tin signs. You can see the logo names still coming through the paint--and over here, these are shingles made from old oil drums." These words of pride were spoken by Bob Boyd, present owner of the old Brazell-Trimble house in Hogansville and recently retired from Bo-Max Manufacturing Co. He and his wife Patti spoke of Hugh Brazell former occupant of their home in a recent walking tour around the vast premises. Even the lids were used as decorator shingles over here--and the drums were cut apart and flattened here, Bob Boyd said going on. I'm using these poured forms as a walkway. The man was a collector. He collected shiny rocks and bits of fool's gold and then poured them into a form and used them as edging around the buildings. These are cobblestone pieces of pavement he retrieved somewhere downtown and I incorporated them into my driveway. And outback is Hugh Brazell's name as the inscriber and the sunken hand prints and name of his niece, Lina E. Jones 1928 carved into the cement. When I redid the patio outback, I incorporated it into the pattern. We've tried to redo the house as authentically as we possibly could, said Boyd. "Mrs. Jones asked me to return the hand print block, but it seems like it's part of the place and dates our house," added Mrs. Boyd. Her daughter was thrilled when she saw it built into the patio. And when the elderly Mrs. Jones came visiting last year, she looked at the place and said, "Now I can die in peace." Mrs. Boyd said she knew how she felt. "We sold our 100 acre antebellum farm stead last year and I made myself sick worrying how the new owners would take care of it." The old original smoke house is now my office. And outback is the little one-car garage which held the Trimble's first car, a Paige, purchased in 1914 or 15. "But as you can see, our old Cadillac doesn't quite fit unto the parking slot," added Mr. Boyd laughing. Hugh Brazell or Uncle Hubie as Mrs. Jones referred to him on several visits to the Boyd's present home, was well known as a collector of relics. There used to be several old gristmills decorating the place, but now only two remain. In his time, many who could not foresee the value of his treasure, might have thought the man odd. But his obsession with collecting has made Hogansville's oldest home really unique with its dated treasures. We call our new place "the promised land". I just couldn't call it the "Home Place" like the Brazell's did. I tried, but I just couldn't--it wouldn't have been mine. For the Boyd's who bought the house in October, 1978, it truly has become the Promised Land. After over two years of renovation, the place is almost as it was with the addition of the modern conveniences. According to a 1960 news story in the Herald, the home was originally built 113 years ago by Judge Benjamin H. Bigham of LaGrange. He and his wife, Mary Jane Harris Bigham, lived in the house until 1876 when they moved back to LaGrange. Judge Bigham was a former Hogansville businessman, State Legislator and Judge of the Superior Court for 11 years. On January 19, 1875, the home was sold to William E. Glanton, civil war veteran and businessman. His family lived in the home several years before they moved to Rome, Ga. Next, Lane and "Makers of Harness", a firm operated by Hiram Brewer Lane and Robert C. Russell bought the home. Mr. and Mrs. Russell lived in the home until Mr. Russell's death in 1897. Henry D. Brazell and his wife, the former, Permelia Florence Culpepper bought the home in 1898 and the Brazell's and their descendants occupied the house for 79 years. It was Henry Brazell who tore down the original small front porch and enlarged it across the spread of the whole house. Handcut palings decorated the porch railings. The Boyd's have since had these heart pine decorator pieces stripped and moved to the enlarged back porch. It was during this same period of remodeling that the Brazell's added a room, and a back porch. The unique decorated gable overlooking the 94-inch front center window was also added by the Brazell's. The Boyd's refer to the design of the house as definitely Southern Country but the gable gives it just a touch of victorian. Brazell was a leading farmer in the area. And Boyd estimates that the 12 and one half acre homestead sitting on Brazell Street, named for the family, once was over 200 acres. Mrs. Grover C. Jones of Macon, daughter of Lina Brazell Trimble writes: "on the 'Home Place' many things were grown. There was an orchard out back of the garage with apple, pear, and peach trees--also, I remember a plum tree. Back of and around the barn different crops were always growing. My grandfather was a great farmer. Cotton, corn, wheat, alfalfa, sweet potatoes, sugar cane, watermelon, tomatoes, etc. And there was a pasture for the cattle in the lower section on a small branch." The original Home Place included about 15 to 20 Negro houses all the way on the left and back of Brazell Street to the top of the hill. Later when the present property holders on the street bought land, these were torn down. Many of the foundations still stand, however, Boyd adds. Just after WWI to around 1952, Hugh Brazell, son of Henry Brazell and Uncle to Mrs. Jones, operated a nursery on the property. He grew and sold shrubbery, he kept his supplies in back of the garage in the workshop decorated with tin coca-cola signs. The Boyd's are using these refurbished buildings to refinish some of their antique pieces and store supplies. The Home Place was deeded to both Hugh and Mrs. W.A. Lina Brazell Trimble, but Hugh lived most of his life in a fine log cabin across the street from the Home Place. The home is still owned by Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Jones was born in the Home Place by accident while her mother, Lina Trimble, was visiting her mother, Mrs. Henry Brazell. She had planned to stop for a short visit, and ended staying much longer after the unexpected birth of the baby. Another story Mrs. Jones tells about her farmer grandfather is how he used to bathe. The original well of the house is still under the house. Before the porch was enclosed to make another room, grandfather used to come in from the fields and stand on the side of the porch. The children would pull up buckets of water from the well and pour them over his head--(Perhaps if authenticated, this might have been one of the first showers invented in Hogansville.) Clifford L. Smith's History of Troup County talks about several Trimbles in Hogansville's development. He mentions a fertilizer company, a school teacher, a brick company and a large quarry. He said that in its heyday Hogansville was one of the best cotton producers in western Georgia and that it also had a substantial railroad shipping business. Boyd connects the brick company and the Hasting Seed and Feed Company with the Brazell-Trimble family. The house still contains the "pit" or rootcellar under the front porch where the garden vegetables and canning were kept. In fact, Boyd says, the only thing new about the house is the security lock on the door. Everything else has been stripped and polished and looks as much like the old house as possible. When we first bought the house, "Nobody in their right mind would have wanted it. It was all falling apart and run down. When Bob asked me to go look at it, I said you have to be crazy. But I did, and I fell in love with it at first sight. In fact it had the exact same floor plan as our Greek Revival farmhouse in Tennessee." It has taken J. H. Rice and son contractors and a lot of our own elbow grease (nearly 2 1/2 years) to get it in shape. Almost every board was salvageable, they only had to replace one rotten board in the whole house. There wasn't a nail in the original foundation. The house was put together with wooden pegs. Even the shutters are original. Outside there is another added feature that wasn't there though--a large swimming pool including slide to entertain the Boyd's four grandchildren, aged 13 to 20. And if any of the Boyd's love of their "Promised Land" rubs off, someday maybe one of these children will be writing their grandchildren about how their grandparents turned the Home Place into their families own Promised Land. 

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Permelia Florence Culpepper (15 Jun 1849 - 9 Mar 1923)
Marriage*18 Dec 1872 He married Permelia Florence Culpepper at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1872 at age 27.1 
Children
Last Edited15 May 2002

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Florence Culpepper and Henry Brazwell on 18 Dec 1872 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George Henry Brazell, 31 Jul 1885 – 18 Jan 1890.

George Green Culpepper

Male, #32448, (1 Jul 1852 - 16 Mar 1928)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by George Green Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*1 Jul 1852 George was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 1 Jul 1852.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Perlina, Permelia and George listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*16 Dec 1875 He married Catherine E. Albright at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 Dec 1875 at age 23.4 
Death of Spouse26 Oct 1876 His wife Catherine E. Albright died on 26 Oct 1876 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5,6 
Marriage*21 Nov 1877 He married Miranda Waggoner at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 21 Nov 1877 at age 25. 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Death of Mother21 Jul 1882 His mother Perlina Perdue died on 21 Jul 1882 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Spouse27 Apr 1888 His wife Miranda Waggoner died on 27 Apr 1888 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Marriage*22 Dec 1891 He married Hattie Grace Herring at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 22 Dec 1891 at age 39.10,11 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10 
Death of Father20 Dec 1901 His father George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA died on 20 Dec 1901 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.12 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
Photographed*say 1920 He was photographed say 1920 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
three friends, left to right: George Green Culpepper, Weyman Prickett,
a friend of Wilbur Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper. Note: George is
wearing a black felt Friend's hat -- "straw lid" (so-called). Wilbur's
hat is a Panama.14
Three friends
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.15 
Death*16 Mar 1928 He died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 Mar 1928 at age 75.1 
Burial*circa 18 Mar 1928 His body was interred circa 18 Mar 1928 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his son in his Bible: "George Green was born 3 o'clock morning July 1st 1852." This was followed by the record of his baptism: "George Green Culpepper was baptized by F. W. Baggarly Sep - 1852." The final record is of his marriage: "George Greene Culpepper & Catherine Allbright was married Dec. 16, 1875."
      According to "History of Lone Oak," which was compiled by S. F. Culpepper, Wilbur C. Culpepper, and Mrs. Nellie Culpepper Phillips, when the town of Lone Oak was incorporated in 1901, George Green Culpepper was the first mayor. The following description of the town was given: The country in and around Lone Oak is dotted with numerous small streams, lovely woodlands and cool, bubbling springs.... They have a very good school, usually employing two teachers. There are two general supply stores, a cotton gin, and a blacksmith shop. Old "Prospect" Church is still used as a place of worship. They also have an active Masonic Lodge.
      Another description of Lone Oak appeared in the Meriwether Vindicator PROGRESS EDITION 1981 Lone Oak... A Prosperous Rural Community Of 135 Lone Oak is situated in the northwest corner of Meriwether County. The community was established in the 18th century when Daniel Webster Fling received a land grant. The community was first named Fling's Crossroads, later, Graball and in 1901 the town was incorporated as Lone Oak. At that time the first mayor and council were elected. Throughout the years the town has continued to have an active mayor and council. A two teacher school was established in 1870 in the name of Lone Oak Academy. This was discontinued in 1946 when Lone Oak School was consolidated with Luthersville. The old school building was renovated in 1952 and the Lone Oak Community Club was established. At the present time, the Club is still active with monthly supper meetings. Allen Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, established in 1844 as Old Prospect and the St. Paul C.M.E. Church serve the community. The town is proud of its Community Water System and has an active Civil Defense Unit. Lone Oak is considered a very progressive rural community with a population of approximately 135 citizens.
The following is from a 7 Jun 1997 letter from Mrs. Wayne (Rosalind Johnson) Edmondson: We lived in the George Green Culpepper house from 1946 until 1954 which was across the road from Uncle Homer and Aunt Dora.... A funny story about George Green that mother use to tell was that he brought home one day from a stroll on the property, what he thought was an unusual pole cat that didn't have a bad smell. Mother and Grandmother Grace were horrified to discover that George had lost his sense of smell. They scrubbed him down with strong soap for a long time and had to burn his clothes and shoes. I found the following article in the 15 February, 1907 Meriwether Vindicator: MR. G. G. CULPEPPER CHARMED The f oll owing from the Lone Oak correspondent of the Hogansville News tells of the presentation of a beautiful watch charm to a most worthy gentleman and Mason: Mr. G.G. Culpepper was complimented last Saturday night by the presentation of a very beautiful watch fob and charm by the Masonic Lodge in this place, in token of appreciation of service rendered. The gift was presented by Mr. J.L. Prickett in an eloquent little speech. Mr. Culpepper was so overcome by surprise and his appreciation of the honor that his speech of acceptance was exceedingly brief. From all that I have ever heard, George was a very modest and kind person. He and my grandmother Grace Herring were excellent farmers and gardeners. George built a flower pit for Grace on the south side of the house which was still there when we moved from the place in 1954. It was about 8 feet square and about 3 feet deep with a dirt shelf around the sides on which to set flower pots. The walls were of rock and it had a partial tin roof with the center roof being a glass window sky light. I can remember my grandmother taking a bucket of water from the well and standing in the door of the pit with a dipper strewing water in on the plants. At that time she was too feeble to actually climb down into the pit. Margaret and Eleanor talk about the fruits and vegetables that she grew that no one else had. She grew a lemon tree from seed that bore lemons, rather unusual for this area of the country.
      George Green Culpepper's death notice is from an unknown source: Mr. G. G. Culpepper Dead Mr. George G. Culeppper, one of the best citizens in the county, died Saturday at his Lone Oak home. He was a brother of Mr. S. F. Culpepper, of this city, and a man of high character. His life was clean and useful. He was foremost for the right and the progress of his community and country. He was one of the best farmers in Meriwether. He was a member of the Methodist church and accepted Christ with the faith that never wavered. He gave himself freely in the service of others and his godly life was a blessing to his family and community. He was a man of rugged honesty, firm in his convictions, loyal in his actions and accomplished much that will live and bless those whom he touched. The life of this man will [be known] on and on through time and eternity for honor and righteousness. His death has caused a loss that is irreparable and a pall of sorrow among a large circle of relatives and friends. He is survived by his wife and young daughter. His body was interred at Lone Oak [now the Allen-Lee Memorial Church cemetery]. His soul has gone to heaven. 

Family 1

Catherine E. Albright (29 Nov 1856 - 26 Oct 1876)
Marriage*16 Dec 1875 He married Catherine E. Albright at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 Dec 1875 at age 23.4 

Family 2

Miranda Waggoner (31 Aug 1851 - 27 Apr 1888)
Marriage*21 Nov 1877 He married Miranda Waggoner at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 21 Nov 1877 at age 25. 

Family 3

Hattie Grace Herring (2 Jun 1865 - 28 Feb 1946)
Marriage*22 Dec 1891 He married Hattie Grace Herring at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 22 Dec 1891 at age 39.10,11 
Child
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George G. Culpepper, 1 Jul 1852 – 16 Mar 1928.
  2. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 344B, Family 548, Greenville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 62, M, Farmer, $200/$500, GA
    Lena Culpepper, 58, F, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 21, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 18, M, GA.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    George G. Culpepper and C. E. Allbright on 16 Dec 1875 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. Brent H. Holcomb, Death & Obituary Notices Southern Christian Advocate 1867-78, Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.
    p 362 16-26 Dec 1876 issue has 'November 26, 1876.'
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + C. E. Culpepper, w/o G. G. Culpepper, 26 Oct 1876.
  7. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED81, Page 205C (38), Family 31, District 809, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 28, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Miranda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 28, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Ben Hopson, Other, M, S, 22, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Other, M, S, 12, Laborer, GA/GA/GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Perlina Perdue Culpepper, 27 Jun 1812 – 21 Jul 1882.
  9. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Miranda Waggoner Culpepper, 31 Aug 1851 – 27 Apr 1888.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 330B (23), Family 446, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George G. Culpepper, Head, M, Jul 1852, 47, md 9 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Landlord
    Grace Culpepper, Wife, F, Jun 1866, 34, md 9 yrs, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA
    James S. Herring, Father-in-law, M, Jan 1831, 69, md 42 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Louise D. Herring, Mother-in-law, F, Jan 1838, 62, md 42 yrs, ch 8/7, GA/CT/CT.
  11. Meriwether County Court of the Ordinary, Meriwether Co., GA Marriages, 1886-1902, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1963, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film # 327,665.
    G. G. Culpepper and Miss G. H. Herring on 22 Dec 1891 in Meriwether Co., GA, Book F-439.
  12. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George W. Culpepper, 6 Dec 1808 – 20 Dec 1901.
  13. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 1A, Lines 1-4, Greenville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Head, M, 37, md3-18 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Grace Culpepper, Wife, F, --, md1, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Herring, Sister-in-law, F, 37, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  14. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  15. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 19-21, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George G. Culpepper, Head, M, 57, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Grace H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, sng, GA/GA/GA.

Catherine E. Albright

Female, #32449, (29 Nov 1856 - 26 Oct 1876)
Father*Jacob Albright (c 1825 - )
Mother*Nancy (?) (c 1828 - )
Birth*29 Nov 1856 Catherine was born on 29 Nov 1856.1 
Marriage*16 Dec 1875 She married George Green Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 Dec 1875 at age 19.2 
Married Name16 Dec 1875  As of 16 Dec 1875, her married name was Culpepper.2 
Death*26 Oct 1876 She died at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 26 Oct 1876 at age 19.3,4 
Burial*circa 27 Oct 1876 Her body was interred circa 27 Oct 1876 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5,4 
Biography* Catherine's name appears to read "A. Allbright" on the marriage record but she is listed as "C. E. Culpepper, wife of G. G." according to the Allen-Lee Cemetery records (p. 49 History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Mrs. A. (Eleanor Culpepper) Willingham). The following death notice recorded on p. 362 of Death and Obituary Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate 1867-1878 by Brent H. Holcomb published 1993 by SCMAR Columbia, South Carolina appeared in the 16-26 Dec 1876 issue of Southern Christian Advocate: Mrs. E. C. Culpepper, wife of George G. Culpepper, was born November 29, 1856; was married December 16, 1875; died in Meriwether county, Ga., November 26, 1876. 

Family

George Green Culpepper (1 Jul 1852 - 16 Mar 1928)
Last Edited6 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Brent H. Holcomb, Death & Obituary Notices Southern Christian Advocate 1867-78, Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.
    p 362 16-26 Dec 1876 issue.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    George G. Culpepper and C. E. Allbright on 16 Dec 1875 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  3. Brent H. Holcomb, Death & Obituary Notices Southern Christian Advocate 1867-78, Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.
    p 362 16-26 Dec 1876 issue has 'November 26, 1876.'
  4. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + C. E. Culpepper, w/o G. G. Culpepper, 26 Oct 1876.
  5. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 49.

Miranda Waggoner1

Female, #32450, (31 Aug 1851 - 27 Apr 1888)
Father*James D. Waggoner (6 Dec 1829 - 5 Jan 1901)
Mother*S. Elizabeth Sewell (29 Aug 1829 - 1912)
Birth*31 Aug 1851 Miranda was born on 31 Aug 1851.1 
Marriage*21 Nov 1877 She married George Green Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 21 Nov 1877 at age 26. 
Married Name21 Nov 1877  As of 21 Nov 1877, her married name was Culpepper. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Miranda was listed as George Green Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Death*27 Apr 1888 She died at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 27 Apr 1888 at age 36.1 
Burial*circa 29 Apr 1888 Her body was interred circa 29 Apr 1888 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3,1 

Family

George Green Culpepper (1 Jul 1852 - 16 Mar 1928)
Last Edited7 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Miranda Waggoner Culpepper, 31 Aug 1851 – 27 Apr 1888.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED81, Page 205C (38), Family 31, District 809, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 28, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Miranda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 28, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Ben Hopson, Other, M, S, 22, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Other, M, S, 12, Laborer, GA/GA/GA.
  3. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 50.

Hattie Grace Herring1

Female, #32451, (2 Jun 1865 - 28 Feb 1946)
Father*James Stokes Herring (23 Jan 1830 - 13 Mar 1921)
Mother*Louise Day Ellis (11 Jan 1838 - 23 Aug 1917)
Birth*2 Jun 1865 Hattie was born at Georgia on 2 Jun 1865.1 
Marriage*22 Dec 1891 She married George Green Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 22 Dec 1891 at age 26.2,3 
Married Name22 Dec 1891  As of 22 Dec 1891, her married name was Culpepper.3 
Photographed*circa 1900 She was photographed circa 1900 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4
George Green Culpepper home
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Hattie was listed as George Green Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Hattie was listed as George Green Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Mother23 Aug 1917 Her mother Louise Day Ellis died on 23 Aug 1917 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Hattie was listed as George Green Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Death of Father13 Mar 1921 Her father James Stokes Herring died on 13 Mar 1921 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Spouse16 Mar 1928 Her husband George Green Culpepper died on 16 Mar 1928 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Hattie was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Residence*Feb 1946 Hattie resided at Hogansville, Troup Co., Georgia, in Feb 1946.10 
Death*28 Feb 1946 She died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 28 Feb 1946 at age 80.1,10 
Burial*circa 2 Mar 1946 Her body was interred circa 2 Mar 1946 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* The following obituary is not dated and from an unknown source: Death of Mrs. G. G. Culpepper After an illness of two months at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Johnson in Hogansville, Mrs. Grace Herring Culpepper, widow of the late G. G. Culpepper, died on Friday February 28th in her 81st year [accurate if death occurred in 1947 but tombstone lists her death 28 Feb 1946, a Thursday]. Lone Oak's oldest citizen she was greatly beloved. Surviving her are her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Johnson of Hogansville; three grandchildren, Nancy Grace, Rosalind and Warren Johnson, Jr; three sisters, Mrs. S. W. Wallace of Griffin; Mrs. M. H. Walker and Mrs. Homer L. Culpepper of Lone Oak; one brother, Mr. A. S. Herring of Greenville. She was a life-long member of the Methodist church and active in church and Sunday School work. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Lee Allgood of the First Methodist church of Hogansville, assisted by the Rev. Ashton Smith of the First Baptist church of Hogansville, were held at Allen-Lee Memorial Church at Lone Oak on Friday afternoon, with burial in the family lot in the church cemetery. A lover of humanity, a devoted wife and mother, a true friend and citizen, she will be greatly missed. The lovely floral offerings bore mute testimony of love and esteem in which she was held. The flower-laden casket was borne to its last resting place by eight of her devoted nephews, Dr. R. O. Lee of LaGrange; Messrs. A. M. Willingham of Dalton; A. D. Herring of Greenville; W. P., Charlie, Roswell Lee, and S. F. Prickett of Lone Oak, and E. L. Prickett of Birmingham. 

Family

George Green Culpepper (1 Jul 1852 - 16 Mar 1928)
Marriage*22 Dec 1891 She married George Green Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 22 Dec 1891 at age 26.2,3 
Child
Last Edited30 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Hattie Grace Herring Culpepper, 2 Jun 1865 – 29 Feb 1946 (sic).
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 330B (23), Family 446, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George G. Culpepper, Head, M, Jul 1852, 47, md 9 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Landlord
    Grace Culpepper, Wife, F, Jun 1866, 34, md 9 yrs, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA
    James S. Herring, Father-in-law, M, Jan 1831, 69, md 42 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Louise D. Herring, Mother-in-law, F, Jan 1838, 62, md 42 yrs, ch 8/7, GA/CT/CT.
  3. Meriwether County Court of the Ordinary, Meriwether Co., GA Marriages, 1886-1902, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1963, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film # 327,665.
    G. G. Culpepper and Miss G. H. Herring on 22 Dec 1891 in Meriwether Co., GA, Book F-439.
  4. Correspondence from Rosalind (Johnson) Edmondson to Lew Griffin, circa 1997.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 1A, Lines 1-4, Greenville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Head, M, 37, md3-18 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Grace Culpepper, Wife, F, --, md1, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Herring, Sister-in-law, F, 37, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Atlanta Constitution, The (1881-2001)
    30 Aug 1917 - Atlanta, Georgia.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 19-21, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George G. Culpepper, Head, M, 57, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Grace H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George G. Culpepper, 1 Jul 1852 – 16 Mar 1928.
  9. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Page 1B, Niceville Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Grace Culpepper, Head, F, 63, M, Wid, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, 22, S, GA/GA/GA, Public School Teacher.
  10. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Grace H. Culpepper, d. 28 Feb 1946 at 81 years in Meriwether Co., GA; Res. in Troup Co., GA.

Elias Daniel Culpepper

Male, #32452, (31 Jan 1832 - 8 May 1914)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
DNA* To help confirm Elias Daniel Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Elias's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*31 Jan 1832 Elias was born at Upson Co., Georgia, on 31 Jan 1832. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Francis and Elias was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Rev. William Henry Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother22 Jan 1849 His mother Sarah Leslie died on 22 Jan 1849 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*2 Nov 1854 He married Nancy Clegg at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 2 Nov 1854 at age 22.2 
Birth of Son3 Aug 1855 His son John William Clegg Culpepper was born on 3 Aug 1855 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.3 
Birth of Son16 Feb 1858 His son James Henry Fitz Culpepper was born on 16 Feb 1858 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.4 
Birth of Son18 Sep 1859 His son Joseph Andrew Baxter Culpepper was born on 18 Sep 1859 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.5 
Employment* Elias's occupation: farmer at Arkansas
1860 Census*1860 Elias was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Darysaw, Jefferson Co., Arkansas
Civil War*between 1862 and 1863 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1863

     Enlisted on March 10, 1862 in Pine Bluff, AR as a private in Company H, Govans Arkansas Troops, 2nd Regiment of the Arkansas Infantry. A month later, he fought at the Battle of Shiloh where he was wounded by minie ball in his left shoulder. His arm was paralyzed, and he became terribly ill. Furloughed home, he had to walk back, taking him six months to do so. In March of 1863, he was discharged from the service. 
Birth of Son1 Oct 1862 His son Francis Louis Elias Culpepper was born on 1 Oct 1862 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.3 
Birth of Son20 Jul 1867 His son Isaac Thomas Jefferson Culpepper was born on 20 Jul 1867 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.6 
Birth of Son8 Mar 1869 His son Malcolm Leslie Luther Culpepper was born on 8 Mar 1869 at Grant Co., Arkansas.4 
1870 Census*1870 Elias was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Derasaw Township, Grant Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son18 Aug 1870 His son George Benjamin Bascom Culpepper was born on 18 Aug 1870 at Grant Co., Arkansas
1880 Census*1880 Elias was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Grant Co., Arkansas. 48 m-ED100-27. 
Photographed*circa Mar 1887 He was photographed circa Mar 1887
Picture is thought to have been taken around March or April 1887. Names and family data were provided directly by Helen Elizabeth Hall Clifton (daughter of Julia Virginia Rebecca Culpepper) to her niece Helen Clarece Jarrell Cory (daughter of Nancy Alice Hall Jarrell) with corrections to the names of the three infants by Ken Cory.

Contributed to Culpepper Connections by Ken Cory, son of Helen Clarece Jarrell Cory.

Back Row, L to R: Joseph Andrew Baxter, Francis Louis Elias, Mr. Robinson: husband of Martha Emily Catherine, Malcolm Leslie Luther, John William Clegg, Elias Daniel's wife Nancy, and James Henry Fitz.

Seated, L to R: unrelated boy, in front of the boy: Isaac Thomas Jefferson, next to the boy: Martha Emily Catherine Robinson, seated on her lap: her daughter Lillie Belle Robinson, beside Lillie Belle: Baxter's wife Johnnie, beside her: Emily's daugher Nancy Culpepper Williams, in front of Nancy: George Benjamin Bascom, beside Nancy: Elias Daniel who is holding her, beside Elias: Julia Virginia Rebecca, beside her Sarah Elizabeth Ann Williams, holding Janet Elizabeth Williams.7

Death of Son10 Oct 1892 His son James Henry Fitz Culpepper died on 10 Oct 1892 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.8 
Death of Son19 Oct 1893 His son Isaac Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 19 Oct 1893 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.6,9 
Death of Spouse2 Nov 1904 His wife Nancy Clegg died on 2 Nov 1904 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.10 
Death of Father22 Mar 1909 His father Rev. William Henry Culpepper died on 22 Mar 1909 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
1910 Census*1910 Elias was listed as a father in Malcolm Leslie Luther Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Jefferson Co., Arkansas. 41 m-ED 32 110 314. 
Death*8 May 1914 He died at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 8 May 1914 at age 82.10 
Burial*circa 10 May 1914 His body was interred circa 10 May 1914 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, at Bellwood Cemetery. 
Biography* Elias Daniel Culpepper was the oldest son of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper. Since his parents were married in Upson Co., GA and later children are known to have been born in Upson Co., GA, this is where Elias Daniel is believed to have been born. His parents probably moved the family to Meriwether Co., GA when Elias Daniel was about four years old. There he was noted in the 1840 census as one of two males 5-10 years of age in his father's household.

Elias Daniel Culpepper was about seventeen years old when his father again moved the family, this time to Alabama. But once there, Elias Daniel apparently decided that it was time to strike out on his own and joined a wagon train headed to Arkansas. The family of his future wife was apparently in the same wagon train 11 and, in 1854, he married Nancy Clegg in Jefferson Co., AR.

They settled down to farm and raise their family near Pine Bluff, AR and, in 1860, they were noted with four children in the Darysaw P. O. Distirct of Jefferson Co., AR. On current maps, Darysaw appears to be to the west of Pine Bluff near the border between Jefferson County and Grant County but on the Grant County side of the line. It is also to the southeast of Junet, Grant Co., AR where the Clegg's lived. The family was apparently living in an area which was taken into Grant Co., AR which was organized in 1869.12

Elias Daniel Culpepper was 29 years old when the Civil War began. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, a great-great-grandson of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper obtained copies of Elias Daniel's war records from the National Archives. They show that "E. D. Culpepper" enlisted in the Confederate Army on March 10, 1862 in Pine Bluff, AR. He served as a private in Company H Govans Arkansas Troops, 2nd Regiment of the Arkansas Infantry. Less than a month after enlisting, Elias Daniel Culpepper was fighting with the Confederate forces at the Battle of Shiloh. Shiloh is near the Tennessee River northwest of Nashville, TN. On 6 Apr 1862, Confederate forces under Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston attacked the Union forces under Ulysses S. Grant.13 Gen. Johnston was mortally wounded the first day of the battle. The battle continued a second day and, after waiting for reinforcements from Gen. Earl Van Dorn which never came, Gen. Beauregard, who had ordered the firing on Fort Sumter in 1861 which began the Civil War, pulled the troops back to Corinth, MS. The Confederates had suffered 10,694 casualties and Gen. Grant 13,047.14

Elias Daniel Culpepper was one of the wounded and he was furloughed home. Mrs. J. F. (Corinne Williams) Hilton wrote of her grandfather:

He was shot the first day, April 6, 1862, got a minie ball in his left shoulder - then had to walk home. Took him about 6 months, his arm was paralyzed, he was terribly ill.

In March of 1863, Elias Daniel Culpepper was discharged from the service. After the war, in the 1870 census, Elias Daniel Culpepper was noted with his wife and children living in "Derasaw," Grant Co., AR, presumably Darysaw, and this appears to be where they remained. Unfortunately, Elias Daniel and Nancy (Clegg) Culpepper have not been located in the 1900 Arkansas census index. They would have been 68 years old.

In 1904, Elias Daniel Culpepper lost his wife of 50 years. A 78 year old Elias Daniel Culpepper is next noted the 1910 census of Jefferson Co., AR living in the household of his son, Malcolm Leslie Luther Culpepper. Elias Daniel apparently traveled a little after this. Mrs. J. M. (Iva Culpepper) Cline noted him in a letter 15 about her father, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper, a son of Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper:

Back in about 1913 when we first came to Amarillo, one of Dad's cousins came through here and spent the night with us. Dad called him cousin Elias. He and Dad stayed up late and talked about old times and laughed until tears came in their eyes. I remember I stayed up and listened to them. He was jolly and laughed most of the time. He seemed older than Dad, and [said] that his wife had passed away recently. I think of him often.

Elias Daniel Culpepper died in 1914, at the age of 82. 

Family

Nancy Clegg (30 Jul 1832 - 2 Nov 1904)
Marriage*2 Nov 1854 He married Nancy Clegg at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 2 Nov 1854 at age 22.2 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 123, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    William H. Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40.
  2. Book A, p. 188.
  3. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p 228; POB Mrs. Tom Logan Family Group Sheet.
  4. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p. 229.
  5. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p 229 but Apr 1858 in 1900 census.
  6. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p 229.
  7. E-mail written 2002-2004 to Lew Griffin from Dr. Kenneth D. Cory, San Jose, CA, e-mail address.
  8. Ms. Arlene LaGrone, compiler, Masonic Deaths in Arkansas 1838 - 1916, PO Box 908, Hot Springs, AR 71902-0908: LaGrone, 1999.
    p. 39.
  9. Arkansas Biographical Card File Index, 1819-1950, LDS Film 1926895.
    Obit: Arkansas Methodist, 21 Dec 1893.
  10. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p 228.
  11. Mrs. J. F. (Corinne Williams) Hilton, "Elias Daniel Culpepper" typed sheet
  12. Rhonda S. Norris, A Genealogist's Guide to Arkansas Research Russellville, AR: Arkansas Genealogical Research, 1994
  13. Sol Holt, The Dictionary of American History (New York: MacFadden-Bartell Corp., 1964, c1963) p. 324
  14. James Trager, The People's Chronology: A Year-by-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1992) p. 487
  15. 27 Sep 1978

Nancy Clegg

Female, #32453, (30 Jul 1832 - 2 Nov 1904)
Father*John Polk Clegg (14 Oct 1792 - 30 Aug 1854)
Mother*Martha Shurd Boone (25 Jan 1801 - 9 Aug 1864)
Birth*30 Jul 1832 Nancy was born at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 30 Jul 1832.1 
Death of Father30 Aug 1854 Her father John Polk Clegg died on 30 Aug 1854 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas
Marriage*2 Nov 1854 She married Elias Daniel Culpepper at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 2 Nov 1854 at age 22.2 
Married Name2 Nov 1854  As of 2 Nov 1854, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son3 Aug 1855 Her son John William Clegg Culpepper was born on 3 Aug 1855 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.3 
Birth of Son16 Feb 1858 Her son James Henry Fitz Culpepper was born on 16 Feb 1858 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.4 
Birth of Son18 Sep 1859 Her son Joseph Andrew Baxter Culpepper was born on 18 Sep 1859 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.5 
1860 Census1860 Sarah, Nancy, John, James and Joseph was listed as a household member living with Elias Daniel Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Darysaw, Jefferson Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son1 Oct 1862 Her son Francis Louis Elias Culpepper was born on 1 Oct 1862 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.3 
Death of Mother9 Aug 1864 Her mother Martha Shurd Boone died on 9 Aug 1864 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son20 Jul 1867 Her son Isaac Thomas Jefferson Culpepper was born on 20 Jul 1867 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas.6 
Birth of Son8 Mar 1869 Her son Malcolm Leslie Luther Culpepper was born on 8 Mar 1869 at Grant Co., Arkansas.4 
1870 Census1870 Sarah, Nancy, John, James, Isaac, Joseph, Martha, Malcolm and Francis listed as a household member living with Elias Daniel Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Derasaw Township, Grant Co., Arkansas. 38 m-210 hh 33. 
Birth of Son18 Aug 1870 Her son George Benjamin Bascom Culpepper was born on 18 Aug 1870 at Grant Co., Arkansas
1880 Census1880 Nancy was listed as Elias Daniel Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Grant Co., Arkansas. 48 m-ED100-27. 
Photographed*circa Mar 1887 She was photographed circa Mar 1887
Picture is thought to have been taken around March or April 1887. Names and family data were provided directly by Helen Elizabeth Hall Clifton (daughter of Julia Virginia Rebecca Culpepper) to her niece Helen Clarece Jarrell Cory (daughter of Nancy Alice Hall Jarrell) with corrections to the names of the three infants by Ken Cory.

Contributed to Culpepper Connections by Ken Cory, son of Helen Clarece Jarrell Cory.

Back Row, L to R: Joseph Andrew Baxter, Francis Louis Elias, Mr. Robinson: husband of Martha Emily Catherine, Malcolm Leslie Luther, John William Clegg, Elias Daniel's wife Nancy, and James Henry Fitz.

Seated, L to R: unrelated boy, in front of the boy: Isaac Thomas Jefferson, next to the boy: Martha Emily Catherine Robinson, seated on her lap: her daughter Lillie Belle Robinson, beside Lillie Belle: Baxter's wife Johnnie, beside her: Emily's daugher Nancy Culpepper Williams, in front of Nancy: George Benjamin Bascom, beside Nancy: Elias Daniel who is holding her, beside Elias: Julia Virginia Rebecca, beside her Sarah Elizabeth Ann Williams, holding Janet Elizabeth Williams.7

Death of Son10 Oct 1892 Her son James Henry Fitz Culpepper died on 10 Oct 1892 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.8 
Death of Son19 Oct 1893 Her son Isaac Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 19 Oct 1893 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.6,9 
Death*2 Nov 1904 She died at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 2 Nov 1904 at age 72.1 
Burial* Her body was interred at Bellwood Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.1 
Biography* Nancy was born in Georgia and, when she was 16 years old, her parents moved the family by wagon train to Arkansas. After her father died in 1854, Nancy married Elias Daniel Culpepper who had come west on the same wagon train. Nancy's mother, Martha, lived with them for the rest of her life. The family tradition is that Nancy gave each of her children three names because she only had one.10 

Family

Elias Daniel Culpepper (31 Jan 1832 - 8 May 1914)
Marriage*2 Nov 1854 She married Elias Daniel Culpepper at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 2 Nov 1854 at age 22.2 
Children
Last Edited14 Feb 2007

Citations

  1. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p 228.
  2. Book A, p. 188.
  3. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p 228; POB Mrs. Tom Logan Family Group Sheet.
  4. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p. 229.
  5. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p 229 but Apr 1858 in 1900 census.
  6. William Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: the ancestry, family, descendants of Thomas A. Clegg and Bridget Polk, their kin, and events of history, Clegg Family Association, 1977.
    p 229.
  7. E-mail written 2002-2004 to Lew Griffin from Dr. Kenneth D. Cory, San Jose, CA, e-mail address.
  8. Ms. Arlene LaGrone, compiler, Masonic Deaths in Arkansas 1838 - 1916, PO Box 908, Hot Springs, AR 71902-0908: LaGrone, 1999.
    p. 39.
  9. Arkansas Biographical Card File Index, 1819-1950, LDS Film 1926895.
    Obit: Arkansas Methodist, 21 Dec 1893.
  10. W. Harold Broughton, The Cleggs of Old Chatham: The Ancestry - Family - Descendants of Thomas A. Clegg & Bridget Polk Their Kin & Events of Interest p. 228

Mary Bathsheba Culpepper

Female, #32454, (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
Birth*17 Mar 1833 Mary was born at Upson Co., Georgia, on 17 Mar 1833. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Mary was probably a free white female, age 5 and under 10, in Rev. William Henry Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother22 Jan 1849 Her mother Sarah Leslie died on 22 Jan 1849 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1850 Census*1850 Mary listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean on the 1850 Census in 1850 at Randolph Co., Alabama.
(26 m-Beat 11 p. 385 hh 162). 
Marriage*23 Nov 1850 She married Joseph John Francis Dean at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 23 Nov 1850 at age 17. 
Married Name23 Nov 1850  As of 23 Nov 1850, her married name was Dean. 
Birth of Son22 Aug 1852 Her son Louis Jefferson Dean was born on 22 Aug 1852 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son14 Jun 1855 Her son William Fletcher Dean was born on 14 Jun 1855 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of SonMay 1860 Her son John Dean was born in May 1860 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1860 Census*24 Sep 1860 Mary, Sylvia, Sarah, Louis and William listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean in the 1860 Census at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama. 33 m-p. 826. 
1870 Census*7 Jul 1870 Mary, Sylvia, John, Mary, Louis, William, Sarah and Emily listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 44 m-Township 22. 
Birth of Son31 Jul 1870 Her son Elias Washington Dean was born on 31 Jul 1870 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
1900 Census*1900 Mary was listed as Joseph John Francis Dean's wife on the 1900 Census at Dutton, Jackson Co., Alabama. ED 45 p. 1 hh 12. 
Death of Spouse8 Oct 1905 Her husband Joseph John Francis Dean died on 8 Oct 1905 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Death of Father22 Mar 1909 Her father Rev. William Henry Culpepper died on 22 Mar 1909 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
1910 Census*1910 Mary was listed as a mother-in-law in Asbury Olin Wright's household on the 1910 Census at Jackson Co., Alabama. 52 m-ED 30 sheet 2. 
Death*22 Jun 1914 She died at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 22 Jun 1914 at age 81. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Dean's Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., Alabama
Biography* Mary Bathsheba was a daughter of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper. She was born in Upson Co., GA but, when she was about three years old, her parents moved the family to Meriwether Co., GA where she was noted in 1840 census records as a female 5-10 years of age in the household of her father. The family moved again when Mary Bathsheba was 15 years old, this time to Alabama. Within months, Mary Bathsheba's mother died.

When Mary Bathsheba was 17 years old, she married, Joseph John Francis Dean and the young couple was noted in 1850 census records in Randolph Co., AL. The couple is next noted with their five children in the 1860 census records of Wesobulga P. O. District in Randolph Co., AL. This was probably near Wesobulga Creek which appears to be northwest of Wadley, AL on what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL although it would have been in Randolph Co., AL in 1860. Their lives were interrupted by the Civil War and, after the War, the family is noted in the Louina P. O. District (now Wadley, AL) in the 1870 census.

Mary Bathsheba bore eleven children between 1852 and 1878 and she made a lasting impression on at least one of her older sons. Mrs. Ted (Estelle German) Canter reported 2 that her grandfather, Fletcher Dean, had told her that Mary Bathsheba (Culpepper) Dean "threw a butcher knife at him and cut a deep gash in his head, because he refused to pick black berries for a pie...." Mary Bathsheba's husband is next noted in 1873 in Wesobulga Masonic records so the family apparently remained in the area near the borders of what are now Clay and Randolph Co., AL until at least then. However, the family has not been located in 1880 census records so it might have been around this time that the family moved to Sand Mountain in Jackson Co., AL to an area just across the county line from Henegar, DeKalb Co., AL. The community became known as Dean's Chapel and was apparently near the little town of Dutton, Jackson Co., AL since Mary and her husband were noted living in "Duttons Beat" in Jackson Co., AL in the 1900 census.

Mary Bathsheba (Culpepper) Dean lost her husband of 54 years in 1905. She is next noted in 1910 census records of Jackson Co, AL living in the household of her son-in-law, Olin Wright. She was recorded as having had eleven children, eight of whom were living in 1910. Mary Bathsheba (Culpepper) Dean died in 1914 at the age of 81 and was buried at Dean's Chapel. 

Family

Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Marriage*23 Nov 1850 She married Joseph John Francis Dean at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 23 Nov 1850 at age 17. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jan 2001

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 123, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    William H. Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40.
  2. per Mary Lillian (Butler) Pierce letter 19 Mar 1980

Joseph John Francis Dean

Male, #32455, (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Father*John Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Name Variation He was also known as Frank. 
Birth*25 Apr 1828 Joseph was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 Apr 1828. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Joseph was probably a free white male, age under 5, in John Wesley Dean's houshold, on the 1830 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 25 m-p. 201.1 
1840 Census* Joseph was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 15, in John Wesley Dean's household, on the 1840 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.
(p. 234).2 
Employment* Joseph's occupation: farmer at Alabama
1850 Census*1850 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in 1850 at Randolph Co., Alabama.
(26 m-Beat 11 p. 385 hh 162). 
Marriage*23 Nov 1850 He married Mary Bathsheba Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 23 Nov 1850 at age 22. 
Birth of Son22 Aug 1852 His son Louis Jefferson Dean was born on 22 Aug 1852 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son14 Jun 1855 His son William Fletcher Dean was born on 14 Jun 1855 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of SonMay 1860 His son John Dean was born in May 1860 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1860 Census*24 Sep 1860 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama. 33 m-p. 826. 
1870 Census*7 Jul 1870 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 44 m-Township 22. 
Birth of Son31 Jul 1870 His son Elias Washington Dean was born on 31 Jul 1870 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Father5 Jul 1879 His father John Wesley Dean died on 5 Jul 1879 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother30 May 1883 His mother Mary Elizabeth Culpepper died on 30 May 1883 at Clay Co., Alabama
1900 Census*1900 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Dutton, Jackson Co., Alabama. ED 45 p. 1 hh 12. 
Death*8 Oct 1905 He died at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 8 Oct 1905 at age 77. 
Burial* His body was interred at Dean's Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., Alabama
Biography* Joseph John Francis Dean was the son of John Wesley and Mary Elizabeth (Culpepper) Dean. He appears to have been called John Francis Dean or John J. F. Dean. Since his parents were married in Monroe Co., GA and this is where John J. F. Dean was noted as a male under five years of age in the household of his parents in the 1830 census records, this is probably where John J. F. Dean was born. However, by 1832, John J. F. Dean's parents had moved the family to Talbot Co., GA since his father was noted in 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery records 3 as being from "Mizell's" District in Talbot Co, GA. John J. F. Dean was also noted in 1840 census records of Talbot Co., GA as a male 10-15 years of age in the household of his father so this is where he was raised. However, based on the birth states recorded in census records of John J. F. Dean's younger brothers and sisters, sometime after 1840 and before 1843, his parents apparently moved the family to Alabama.

At the age of 22, John J. F. Dean married Mary Bathsheba Culpepper in Randolph Co., AL and this is where they settled down to farm and raise a family. November 11, 1851, "John F. Dean" purchased a 39.86 acre lot 4 to the west of Louina and present day Wadley, AL and a short distance west of the William Henry Culpepper and John J. Culpepper land but just to the east of what is now the Pleasant Hill Church. In 1860 census records, the family is noted in the Wesobulga P. O. District of Randolph Co., AL. This post office was not noted in Randolph Co., in the 1887 - 1888 Alabama State Gazetter & Business Directory. Wesobulga Creek, which is northwest of present day Wadley, AL on the border between Randolph Co., AL and what is now Clay Co., AL, can be noted on current maps. It was to the south of this that "John F. Dean" purchased 80.27 acres of land on August 1, 1860. 5 But after the Civil War, in 1870 census records, the family is noted back in Township 22 in the Louina P. O. District now Wadley, AL. However, July 19, 1873, J. F. Dean is noted in Masonic records as affiliated with Weathers Lodge #390 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at Weosobulga, AL.6

The family has not been located in 1880 census records. It is possible that it was around this time that John J. F. Dean moved his family to Sand Mountain near the border between Jackson and DeKalb Co., AL. The area where they settled became known as Dean's Chapel community because John J. F. Dean donated land where a church and school were built.7 The community is in Jackson Co., AL on Sand Mountain and across the county line from Sylvania and Henegar which are in DeKalb Co., AL. The community is apparently near the little town of Dutton, Jackson Co., AL since the family was noted living in "Duttons Beat" in Jackson Co., AL in the 1900 census.

John J. F. Dean died in 1905 at the age of 77. Brother Eugene Smith, Sr. of Section Lodge #565 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Jackson County, AL officiated at his funeral.6 He is buried at Dean's Chapel and Mrs. D. D. (Aubie Mae Dean) Dean wrote:8

"The annual decoration up there is always the fourth Sunday in May."

Wayne Dean wrote 9 to Mary Lillian (Butler) Pierce of another cemetery in the area which seems to be related to the Dean family:

There is an old, small, unmarked cemetery between Sylvania and Henegar, on the right side of the road, up on a bank where some of the Dean members are buried but most of the markers are not legible. Later ones are at Dean's Chapel. 

Family

Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Marriage*23 Nov 1850 He married Mary Bathsheba Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 23 Nov 1850 at age 22. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. P. 201
    John W. Dean m 20-30 w/1 m <5 1f 15-20
    Joseph John Francis Dean 1m <5.
  2. P 234
    John W Deam 30-40w/1m<5 1m5-10 1m10-15 1f<5 1f15-20 1f20-30 1f40-
    Joseph John Francis Dean 1m 10-15.
  3. James F. Smith, The [1832] Cherokee Land Lottery: Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery with an Engraved Map of Each District, (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1838) p. 195 # 109
  4. Alabama Land Records: Lebanon Land Office: township 22S, range 10E, SWSW part, section 3
  5. Alabama Land Records: Centre Land Office: Vol 66 Document 22407 Township 21S, Range 9E, NWSE part, Section 26
  6. Joseph Richard Culpepper notes
  7. C. T. Dean letter 18 Nov 1978
  8. letter 14 Jan 1979
  9. etter 5 May 1980

Francis Marion Culpepper

Male, #32456, (7 Mar 1834 - 25 Jul 1862)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Francis Marion 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*7 Mar 1834 Francis was born at Upson Co., Georgia, on 7 Mar 1834. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Francis and Elias was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Rev. William Henry Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother22 Jan 1849 His mother Sarah Leslie died on 22 Jan 1849 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*18 Dec 1855 He married Elizabeth Emory B. Haralson at Troup Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1855 at age 21.2 
1860 Census*1860 Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama. 26 m-p. 838 hh 1481. 
Birth of Son26 Oct 1860 His son Charles Capers Culpepper was born on 26 Oct 1860 at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama
Civil War*between 1861 and 1862 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1862

     Private, Co B, 37th AL. 
Death*25 Jul 1862 He died at Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi, on 25 Jul 1862 at age 28. 
Biography* Francis Marion Culpepper was the third child and second son of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper. According to his Civil War service record, he was born in Upson Co., GA. He was presumably named for Francis Marion, the South Carolina "Swamp Fox" of Revolutionary War fame. But fairly soon after the birth of a younger brother, John Malcolm Culpepper, in 1835, Francis Marion's parents apparently moved the family to Meriwether Co., GA where Francis Marion's father, William Henry Culpepper, appears in land records in 1838. This is where Francis Marion would have been raised and, in fact, where he was noted as one of two males 5 to 10 years of age in his father's household in 1840 census records.

In 1848, when Francis Marion was 14 years old, he moved with his parents and grandparents to Alabama. Less than a year later, his mother died. A 16 year old "Francis M. Culpepper" was noted living with his father in the 1850 census of Randolph Co., AL. It is interesting to note that Francis Marion, like his father, returned to Georgia to marry. Unless he had moved out on his own after the 1850 census and was working in Troup Co., GA, he must have met his future bride through friends or church connections. Since Elizabeth Haralson's father was a minister, it is also possible that she was traveling with him when she met Francis Marion Culpepper. In any event, they married in Troup Co., GA in 1855 and returned to Randolph Co., AL to live. In the 1860 census, the couple is noted with a two year old daughter in the Almond P. O. District west northwest of Louina (now Wadley) in Randolph Co., AL.

Francis Marion Culpepper was 27 years old when the Civil War began and he, along with his brothers, joined the Confederate Army. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, a great-great-grandson, of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper, obtained copies of Francis Marion's war records from the National Archives. According to "Form No 58," the "Certificate to be given a soldier at the time of his Discharge," "Francis M. Culpepper" was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall with a fair complexion, gray eyes and light hair. His occupation was listed as: farmer. On April 28, 1862, he was enlisted by Capt. J. T. Hamner at Camp Johnson, AL to serve for three years or for the duration of the war. Francis Marion served as a private in Company B of the 37th Infantry Regiment of Alabama Volunteers under Lieut. John O. Davis. May 13, 1862, the regiment was mustered into Confederate service at Auburn, AL under Col. James F. Dowdell.3 Francis Marion Culpepper never saw battle. He died at Columbus, MS less than two months later on July 25, 1862. He had earned $11 a month for two months and 28 days service for a total of $32.26. In addition, he was owed a $50 bounty and $7.65 which was the remainder of a $25.00 clothing allowance for a total of $89.91.4
.
Also from Chip:
His death is noted by a fellow member of Company B, Private Benjamin Milam, in a letter written in July 1862 from the regiment's encampment near Columbus MS back home to his sweetheart, a "Miss Francis," below:

"Kind Miss, I now take the opportunity on seating myself to drop you a few lines to let you know how I am getting along. I am well at this time an (sic) hoping these lines come to find you all wellŠ I will tell you something of the helth (sic) of the company. This company s got 75 on the sick list but we hav (sic) not lost but one an (sic) that was F.M Culpper (sic). He dide (sic) July the 25thŠ"

SOURCE: Excerpt from letter of Private Benjamin Milam courtesy of Golden, Gerald T., MD, FACS; "Friends of the 37th Alabama Infantry" Newsletter; 24 Nov 1987 Vol. II No III, pg 6

From his entry dated June 19, 1862 ‹ Lieutenant Thomas Jefferson Carlisle (Company D), a diarist, who after the war became the editor of the Weekly Enterprise of Enterprise, Alabama, wrote:

"...The duties upon the regiment are very heavy, having not only to guard our own camps, but have to guard the town of Columbus. The government has a great deal of valuable property here. Several thousand sick and wounded soldiers from every State in the Confederacy are here. This place is headquarters for sick of East Louisiana and Mississippi Department of the army. Average deaths among the soldiers here runs from twenty to thirty daily. "Death is reaping the harvest of his millions" now in the armies, both by disease and the carnage of battle. Intelligence of the recent success of our arms in Virginia inspires the hearts of the Southern soldiery with hope and courage. Nothing definite has been received from the war department in regard to the recent battles which have just been fought both in Virginia and Tennessee. We are now iniated into the rules of the most rigid military discipline.

We arrived at this place with about seven hundred men able for duty and now (Thursday, June 19th, 1862) we had about two hundred on dress parade this evening, the balance of the regiment being sick..."

SOURCE: Weekly Enterprise, Thursday, July 24, 1902.5 

Family

Elizabeth Emory B. Haralson (25 May 1835 - 3 Nov 1871)
Marriage*18 Dec 1855 He married Elizabeth Emory B. Haralson at Troup Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1855 at age 21.2 
Children
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. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 123, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    William H. Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Francis M. Culpepper and Elizabeth Haralson on 18 Dec 1855 in Troup Co., GA.
  3. Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama (New York: Facts on File) p. 106
  4. entry for "Francis M. Culpepper" from a "Register of Claims of deceased Officers and Soldiers from Alabama which were filed for settlement in the Office of the Confederate States Auditor for the War Department National Archives" from the Confederate Archives, Chapter 10, File No. 30, p. 29 obtained from the National Archives by Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II
  5. E-mail written 1998-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II (#23339), Little Rock, AR, e-mail address.

Elizabeth Emory B. Haralson

Female, #32457, (25 May 1835 - 3 Nov 1871)
Father*Herndon Haralson (25 Dec 1796 - 25 Oct 1868)
Mother*Elizabeth Summers Patterson (1794 - 21 Aug 1868)
Birth*25 May 1835 Elizabeth was born at Troup Co., Georgia, on 25 May 1835. 
Marriage*18 Dec 1855 She married Francis Marion Culpepper at Troup Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1855 at age 20.1 
Married Name18 Dec 1855  As of 18 Dec 1855, her married name was Culpepper. 
1860 Census1860 Elizabeth and Sarah listed as a household member living with Francis Marion Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama. 26 m-p. 838 hh 1481. 
Birth of Son26 Oct 1860 Her son Charles Capers Culpepper was born on 26 Oct 1860 at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse25 Jul 1862 Her husband Francis Marion Culpepper died on 25 Jul 1862 at Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi
Death of Mother21 Aug 1868 Her mother Elizabeth Summers Patterson died on 21 Aug 1868 at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Death of Father25 Oct 1868 Her father Herndon Haralson died on 25 Oct 1868 at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.2,3 
Employment* Elizabeth's occupation: teacher at Chambers Co., Alabama
1870 Census*23 Aug 1870 Elizabeth was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Chambers Co., Alabama. 33 f-Beat 13 p. 203 hh 14. 
Death*3 Nov 1871 She died at Alabama on 3 Nov 1871 at age 36. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Frederick & Davis Family Cemetery, Chambers Co., Alabama.4 
Biography* Elizabeth was 27 years old when she lost her husband in the Civil War. She apparently lost her daughter, Sarah, during this same time period. Elizabeth was left to raise her infant son alone. Nearly a year after her husband's death, Elizabeth went before acting Justice of the Peace, William Brewer, in Tallapoosa Co., AL to request payment of the money due her husband for his service.5 Yet another year passed and apparently no payment was received. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II obtained a copy 6 of the following letter which Elizabeth wrote:

State of Alabama
Tallapoosa County

August 4th 1863

To Hon Wm H. S. Taylor
2nd Auditor
Richmd Va

Dear Sir

I send enclosed herein another claim for My Deceased Husband due from the Confederate States for Services He as a Soldier in said Confederate Services as you will see by examining said papers. I made out my claim in the fall or winter of last year and sent them to Hon. B. H. Hill Senator from Georgia my Particular Friend & Acquaintance then in Rich[mon]d Who on his return home informed me that he left my claim in your office with a promise that it would be attended to in its turn which was not done as he informed me in a letter dated 31st March last and requested me to make out another claim & forward it to you & that you would send me a draft promptly on Some Bank in Montgomery or on Some one authorized to pay me. His letter of 31st March last was sent to Dadeville some 25 Miles from my Office Daviston. Mr. Hill states he had forgotten my address or office & it lay there for a long time but having rec'd it late this Summer I have failed to write & send you the necessary Vouchers On the Subject of my claims to his my husband till the present day he has never rec'd but $17.35¢ in clothing not having rec'd his Bounty for enlisting 50$ nor his Computation Transportation wages or for any other dues which the law entitled him to. I hope therefore you will do me the Justice as I have no doubt you will and send it to me in a Draft enclosed in a letter Directed to Daviston Post Offices Tallapoosa County Ala. Your compliance will very much oblige a disconsolate Widow with one Child by my Beloved Dec'd Husband.

__________Yours Respectfullly
_______________/s/_Elizabeth E. B. Culpeper

My Husband's name was Francis M. Culpepper of Capt Hamner's Company B 37th Regmt Ala Vols Comanded by Col Jas. F. Dowdell as you will see by my claim.


Yet another year passed before, finally, on October 11, 1864, a check was drawn payable in the amount of $89.91 to "Elizabeth E. B. Culpepper Widow."7

After the War, a 33 year old "Liza" Culpepper was noted as a teacher in the 1870 census of Chambers Co., AL. Her nine year old son, "Charley," was living with her. She had real estate valued at $800. Elizabeth died a year later at the age of 36. She was buried in the Frederick and Davis Family Cemetery which located off of the Huguley to Cusseta Road in the West 1/2 of Section 8, Township 21, Range 28 in Chambers Co., AL. 8 Elizabeth's brother, Kinchen L. Haralson, was married to Mary Davis and at least two of their infant children are buried in the same cemetery. Kinchen and "Molly" raised Elizabeth's orphan son, Charles. 

Family

Francis Marion Culpepper (7 Mar 1834 - 25 Jul 1862)
Marriage*18 Dec 1855 She married Francis Marion Culpepper at Troup Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1855 at age 20.1 
Children
Last Edited14 Feb 2007

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Francis M. Culpepper and Elizabeth Haralson on 18 Dec 1855 in Troup Co., GA.
  2. Danny Keith Haralson, Haralson- Harrelson Family History and Lineage, Mesa, AZ: Cox Printing, 1999, 1999.
    p. 158 but 1867 per.
  3. Tap Roots.
    Vol 15 No 3 Jan 1978 p.
  4. Margaret Parker Milford, A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama, Valley, AL: Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, 1983.
    p 238 'Wife of F. M. Culpepper; 36 yrs., 5 mos., 8 days.'
  5. record obtained by Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II from Francis M. Culpepper's Civil War file in the National Archives
  6. from Francis M. Culpepper's Civil War file in the National Archives
  7. copy from Confederate Archives, Chapter 10, File No. 30, page 29 obtained by Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II from Francis M. Culpepper's Civil War file in the National Archives
  8. A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama edited by Margaret Parker Milford and Eleanor Davis Scott, Chattahooche Valley Historical Society, Inc., Publication No. 14 (Huguley, AL: Genealogical Roving Press, 1983) p. 237

John Malcolm Culpepper

Male, #32460, (13 Nov 1835 - 10 Jan 1927)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
DNA* John 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*13 Nov 1835 John was born at Upson Co., Georgia, on 13 Nov 1835. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John and William was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Rev. William Henry Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother22 Jan 1849 His mother Sarah Leslie died on 22 Jan 1849 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Employment* John's occupation: farmer at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*25 Dec 1856 He married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1856 at age 21. 
Birth of Son15 Oct 1857 His son William Jehew Culpepper was born on 15 Oct 1857 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1860 Census*1860 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama. 24 m-p. 838 hh 1480. 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1861 His son Reuben F. Culpepper was born on 15 Jul 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son16 Jul 1861 His son Reuben F. Culpepper died on 16 Jul 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Private, Co B, 37th AL Infantry. Here is the provenance of the insignia: John Malcolm Culpepper, Luther Culpepper, Mary Culpepper Dillon, Amelia Dillon Brown, Vanessa Brown, Capos Conley Culpepper III.
John M. Culpepper Civil War insignia
Birth of Son2 Nov 1863 His son John Francis Culpepper was born on 2 Nov 1863 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Aug 1867 His son Daniel Elias Leslie Culpepper was born on 2 Aug 1867 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Apr 1869 His son Robert Henry Luther Culpepper was born on 24 Apr 1869 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census*1870 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 35 m-p. 572 hh 18. 
Birth of Son6 Apr 1879 His son Capos Conley Culpepper was born on 6 Apr 1879 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census*1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 46 m-Beat 8 ED 111-19. 
Photographedsay 1890 He was photographed say 1890 at Hopkins Co., Texas.2
John Malcolm Culpepper
PhotographedNov 1891 He was photographed in Nov 1891 at Hopkins Co., Texas,
Seated next to John Malcolm and wife Sarah A. E. Stephens is their son Daniel and his first wife Dora (Hardison) Stephens Culpepper. She was a widow of a man named Stephens and some relation to Sarah's family before she married Daniel. She is holding Addie Culpepper who married a Hayden. Immediately behind her on the left are siblings, Mattie Culpepper Minter and Luther Culpepper. The young lady on the right is a Miss Hardison, Daniel's sister-in-law. Lavyn says Mattie wanted Capus to marry this lady but he had other ideas. Source: Tommie Smith.3
John Malcolm Culpepper family, 1891
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.4 
Photographed23 Nov 1905 He appeared as a brother-in-law in a family photograph on 23 Nov 1905 at Randolph Co., Alabama, at age 53
Presumed to be Thanksgiving Day, 1905:

Left to right, back row: Coral Lee Carlisle, Mary Emma Carlisle, Artimisha (Motley) Carlisle, Paul Richard Carlisle, being held by his father Washington Homer Carlisle. The seven children on the right side of the photo all belong to Washington Homer.

Middle row, left to right: Mattie (Carlisle) Noel, Boyce Winston Noel, held by his father Walter Winston Noel, Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Stephens) Culpepper (wife of John Malcolm Culpepper), Emily Miriam (Culpepper) Carlisle (wife of B. Y. Carlisle), Miriam Carlisle, Yarbrough Hopkins Carlisle, Hoyt Lorraine Carlisle, Wayne McKinley Carlisle, John D. Carlisle;

Front row, left to right: Richard Henry Carlisle, John Malcolm Culpepper, Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle, William Olin Carlisle.5
Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle family
Death of Spouse21 Jul 1906 His wife Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens died on 21 Jul 1906 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Son5 Dec 1906 His son John Francis Culpepper died on 5 Dec 1906 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas
Death of Father22 Mar 1909 His father Rev. William Henry Culpepper died on 22 Mar 1909 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 John was listed as a father in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.6 
Photographedsay 1912 Mary Glanton Culpepper was photographed say 1912 at Hopkins Co., Texas.2
Rev. James W. & Mary Glanton (Culpepper) McKinney with John Malcolm Culpepper
Photographedsay 1920 He was photographed say 1920.2
John Malcolm & William Jehew Culpepper
Photographedsay 1920 He was photographed say 1920 at Hopkins Co., Texas,
Capos Conley Culpepper, John Malcolm Culpepper, and Robert Henry Luther Culpepper.2
Capos, John Malcolm, and Luther Culpepper
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 John was listed as a farm hand working in Robert Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 50 m-ED 69/11/10.7 
Death of Son10 Feb 1921 His son Robert Henry Luther Culpepper died on 10 Feb 1921 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Photographedsay 1923 He was photographed say 1923 at Hopkins Co., Texas,
From Tommie Smith:
I grew up in a farming community with a best friend named Gretta Combs. As fortune would
have it she and her husband Wayne live a short distance from us now. Last night we visited
them for dinner and she presented me a picture that Lavyn Wright Sisco had given her. She
made me a copy.

The attached picture is one of Thomas Jackson Combs on the left and John Malcolm Culpepper
on the Right. These two were close friends and also were featured in the picture of six
men in Hopkins County who had served in the Cival War I sent you earlier. This picture
should have been made in the 1920 era. Lavyn Sisco needs the original credit for the gift.
....
My best, Tommie
8 Aug 2004.2
Thomas Jackson Combs & John Malcolm Culpepper
Photographed*20 Feb 1923 He was photographed on 20 Feb 1923 at Hopkins Co., Texas, at age 87
Civil War veterans, neighbors and friends in Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., TX.
Front Row: Thomas Jackson Combs, Dick Crump, Dave Turrentine.
Back Row: Newt Patrick, John Malcolm Culpepper (son of William Henry), Marion Dodd (father-in-law to Jim Culpepper who married May Dodd.)2
Civil War Vets from Pine Forest TX area
Death*10 Jan 1927 He died at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 10 Jan 1927 at age 91.8 
Burial*11 Jan 1927 His body was interred on 11 Jan 1927 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas.9 
Biography* John Malcolm Culpepper, who was known in his later years as "Uncle Johnnie," was the fourth child and third son of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper. There is some question about where he was born. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco, a great-granddaughter of John Malcolm and Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Stephens) Culpepper, obtained information 10 from Masonic records, presumably based on information provided by John Malcolm, which indicated that he was born in Crawford Co., GA. This does not correspond with any known locations of John Malcolm's parents during this period. However, Culpepper uncles, Joel and James, were recorded with their families in the 1830 census in Crawford Co., GA and James I./J. Culpepper is known to have been on the move to Alabama in the mid-1830's so it is possible that William Henry Culpepper crossed back to Crawford Co., GA with his family for some reason near the time of John Malcolm Culpepper's birth. The other location suggested for the birthplace of John Malcolm Culpepper is Upson Co., GA. This is based on a reference to "Upton [sic] County, Ga." as his place of birth in an obituary.11 Unfortunately, no place of birth has been found in John Malcolm Culpepper's Civil War records and, in a newspaper article apparently written by him, 12 he lists his place of birth only as "Georgia."

In any event, within a short time of John Malcolm's birth, his parents and grandparents moved to Meriwether Co., GA and this is where John Malcolm was noted as one of two males 0-5 years of age in his father's household in the 1840 census. When John Malcolm was 12 years old, his parents again moved the family, this time to Alabama. Within months, John Malcolm Culpepper's mother died. John Malcolm is next noted living with his widowed father in the 1850 census of Randolph Co., AL. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco wrote:

John Malcolm Culpepper attended school in Alabama. He didn't have much formal education, yet he could read well and write. He was also good in handling business matters.

In 1856, John Malcolm married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens and they settled down to raise their family in Randolph Co., AL and this is where they were noted in the Almond P. O. District, west northwest of Louina (now Wadley) in 1860 census records.

John Malcolm was 25 years old when the Civil War began and he, along his brothers, joined the Confederate Army. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco, in her biographical sketch 13 of him, wrote:

John enlisted in Company B. 37th Infantry at Davidson [Daviston?] in Tallapoosa County April 1862, his captain was L. P. Hauclin. John Culpepper did not desert the service but was a faithful soldier throughout the war. Sometimes the soldiers rode horseback but most of their travel was by foot. When the soldiers were marching within a short distance of their family, they were given opportunity to visit with them for only a short time.

May 13, 1862, the regiment was mustered into Confederate service at Auburn, AL under Col. James F. Dowdell.14 John Malcolm served under Lieutenant Colonel Alexander "Alec" A. Greene.12 The regiment engaged in several battles in the fall of 1862 and in the spring of 1863: Iuka on September 19, 1862, Corinth on October 3-4, 1862, Chickasaw Bayou on December 27-29, 1862, Yazoo Pass Expedition on February 3-10, 1863, Port Gibson on May 1, 1863, Champion Hill on May 16, 1863, and finally, the Siege of Vicksburg which ended in July of 1863.15

At the time of the Civil War, Vicksburg was a city of about 4,500 situated on a 200 foot bluff overlooking a loop in the main channel of the Mississippi River.16 A flood in 1876 caused the main channel of the river to shift to the south of the city.17 Vicksburg was called the "Linchpin of the Confederacy" not only because it protected the rail connection from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana to the rest of the Confederate states, but also because a Confederate artillery battery was set up on the bluff to prevent Union troops and supplies from being moved between Memphis and New Orleans.17 President Lincoln recognized that taking Vicksburg was key to bringing the war to an end and Ulysses S. Grant was charged with the task. John Malcolm Culpepper was with the forces that tried to prevent him from taking the city.17 Grant tried frontal and oblique assaults on the city and on areas near the city, all of which ended in failure, some disastrous. Finally, Grant determined to take the city from the east and he marched 45,000 men along the western side of the Mississippi to about 60 miles south of Vicksburg, where Adm. David Porter had assembled boats which he had managed to get past the artillery at Vicksburg and the Union troops were ferried across the Mississippi.17 Beginning on May 1, 1863, with the Battle of Port Gibson, Grant fought a series of battles to split the Confederate forces under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton and cut Vicksburg's supply and reinforcement lines. In order to secure the rail line running east from Vicksburg to the state capital at Jackson, MS, Grant fought the Battle of Jackson on May 14, 1863 and he captured the city.17 Grant then turned west and began marching on Vicksburg, engaging Pemberton's troops at the Battle of Champion Hill on May 16, 1863 and at the Battle of the Big Black River Bridge on May 17, 1863.18

After securing his supply and reinforcement lines, Grant turned his attention to Vicksburg. On May 19, after an unsuccessful attempt to take the city by force, Grant laid siege to the city.17 With reinforcements, Grant's forces numbered approximately 77,000 men, the bulk of which were used to pin in approximately 30,000 Confederate troops under Pemberton.17 The remainder of the Union forces were used as a rear guard in case of an attack by Johnston.17 The Union forces then began bombarding the city. With their supply lines cut, the Confederate troops were put on half-rations of a half pound of corn bread and a quarter pound of meat per day.17 Conditions eventually became more desperate and, on July 4, 1863, Pemberton surrendered. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II a great-grandson of John Malcolm and Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Stephens) Culpepper, wrote about the surrender at Vicksburg:19

The Confederate General John Pemberton's major concern when he surrendered on July 4th, was that the 31,000-plus soldiers in his command be paroled rather than shipped north to Union prison camps. They were in a severely weakened state from the long siege (48 [47] days) and would certainly all die under the poor conditions in prison. The Federal commander, General Ulysses S. Grant, believing the Confederates were weary of the war and would willingly go home if released, agreed to the paroles. He was wrong. He was later criticized for allowing so many Confederates to walk away freely.

However, by taking control of the Mississippi River, Grant was successful in cutting Confederate supply lines.20 John Malcolm's company reorganized at Demopolis, AL and, in November of 1863, the Regiment was declared "exchanged."12 On November 23-25, 1863, the Regiment fought under General Braxton Bragg against Ulysses S. Grant in the Battle of Chattanooga in Tennessee.15 John Malcolm recalled that, during this battle, he was assigned to the detail that was charged with dragging a cannon up Lookout Mountain.12 The cannon was still on display when he revisited the battleground many years later.12 Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco wrote:13

Grandchildren recall the stories that John would tell of the war days. One of the battles in which he fought was the "Battle above the Clouds" on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. Grandpa Culpepper often told of the tense moments around the campfire when the enemy was camped nearby. In the stillness of the evening the teasing Yankees would yell to the hungry Confederates, "Come over, Johnny Reb and get a cup of coffeeee."

John Malcolm also remembered leaving two dead comrades behind on the battlefield on Missionary Ridge as the brigade retreated.12 From May to September, 1864, the Regiment took part in the Atlanta Campaign 15 in which Gen. William T. Sherman marched from Chattanooga, TN to Atlanta, GA and, after bombarding and capturing Atlanta, he marched to Savannah, destroying everything in his path.21 The Regiment fought at Rocky Face Ridge May 5-11, 1864; at Resaca May 14-15, 1864 and at New Hope Church May 25-June 4, 1864.15 For five weeks, Sherman besieged the Confederate troops under General John Bell Hood, including the Alabama 37th Infantry Regiment, and finally defeated them on July 22, 1864.22 Less than a week later, on July 28, 1864, the same troops fought again at Ezra Church (the second Battle of Atlanta) and again General Hood's troops were defeated.22 There were 10,000 Confederate casualties during the two battles.22

In November 1864, leaving Atlanta in ruins, Sherman, with 60, 000 troops, cut a mile wide path to the sea.22 The remnants of the 42nd and 54th Infantry Regiments were consolidated with the 37th Infantry Regiment to form the Alabama 37th Infantry Regiment Consolidated and these troops then took part in the Carolinas Campaign from February until April 26, 1865 when, under General Joseph E. Johnston, they surrendered at Durham Station, Orange Co., NC.23 Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco wrote 13 that after the War:

John returned home to his wife and children to find his farm devastated, his barn empty, and his money worthless.

John remained in Alabama approximately fifteen years, then traveled with his family with a wagon train to Grant County, Arkansas, settling in the Brushville Community. John's youngest son, Capos Conley Culpepper, recalled being about six or seven when this move took place and he recalled crossing the Mississippi in a flatboat.24 This would seem to indicate that the family moved in the mid-1880's. Brushville has not been located but there is a Brush Creek Community near the western border of Grant Co., AR. Also, John Malcolm's son, William Jehu Culpepper, moved to the Hurricane Creek area of Grant Co., AR around 1890. This creek run north to south through eastern Grant Co., AR. Perhaps Brushville was near this creek.

In any event, in 1892,11 John Malcolm with his wife, son Luther and the two youngest children, went by train to Saltillo, Hopkins Co., TX.25 John Malcolm and Sarah Ann Elizabeth then settled down in the Pine Forest Community which is southeast of Weaver (which is about 10 miles east of Sulphur Springs) near the Franklin County line. They joined the Pine Forest Methodist Church. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco also wrote that John Malcolm attended "the Do-Sol-La singings." Lavyn explained: 26

I have learned more about Do - Sol - La singing since I wrote about it in the 1970's. In the old church hymnals, the notes are/were shaped rather than reading notes written on lines and spaces. An experienced musician can convert shape notes to lines and space notes easily. The music is read in the same key. Early singers didn't always have the old pump organ to accompany their singing so by hearing the note, the melody could be learned. To learn the song, the leader would voice the shape note correctly. (Kinda like Julie Andrews sang one song in the Sound of Music.) John [M.] Culpepper could voice Do and from there go on to other to other notes -- Do Ra Me Fe Sol La Te Do -- the eight note scale.

In 1902, John Malcolm joined Saltillo Masonic Lodge No. 631.27 The records show that he entered the lodge on a demit but there is no indication of the name or location of the lodge that John Malcolm had been affiliated with previously. John Malcolm remained a member the Saltillo Lodge for the rest of his life.27

In 1906, John Malcolm lost his wife of nearly 50 years. He is next noted in 1910 census records living with his son, Luther. He visited with family, attended Confederate reunions and was known as a peacemaker in the community.11 John Malcolm's family would regularly hold reunions on his birthday.11 Finally, in the Fall of 1926, John Malcolm fell ill. On January 10, 1927, John Malcolm Culpepper died at the home of his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper, he died at the age of 91.11 Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco wrote:

J. M. C. always encouraged his grandchildren to get all the education possible. Several granddaughters attended East Texas State Teachers College (E. T. S. University) and became school teachers. Approximately 25 great grandchildren have received college degrees--just recently James Leslie Culpepper received his Ph.D. 
Reunion*30 Apr 2000 A reunion of the descendants of John Malcolm Culpepper has been held, but not annually. Last reported to Culpepper Connections! as held on 30 Apr 2000 at the Pine Forest Cemetery, Pine Forest Community, Hopkins Co. , TX. For more information, contact Lavyn Sisco or Tommie Smith.28,2
 
News Article*27 May 2004 Culpepper memorial dedicated in Pine Forest
THE NEWS-TELEGRAM
Sulphur Springs, Texas
Weekend, May 27-28, 2000
Page 3B

The dedication of a Confederate Veteran’s memorial marker at the grave of John M. Culpepper was held in Pine Forest in Hopkins county on Sunday, April 30. 250 family members and friends were in attendance.

The posting of the flags was performed by members of the Texas Division Color Guard Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV).

Lavyn Wright Sisco, great-grand-daughter, welcomed guests. The invocation was given by Eric Martin, Chaplain with the SCV Motorcycle Riders Association.

Brief remarks of greeting were made by great-grandchildren, Hanna Simpson, Harry Hogue and James Edward Young. Martha Young, great-granddaughter-in-law, read a poem,

The youngest great-grandson, Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, gave biographical information about the three years John M. Culpepper spent in the service of the 37th Alabama Regiment of Volunteer Infantry. "Today is April 30, 2000. 138 years and 2 days ago, April 28, 1862 John Malcolm Culpepper, then age 26, enlisted in the Confederate Army. Every male member of his family served in the Civil War at some time. Two of his brothers and two cousins served with him in Company b of the 37th Alabama." The 37th Alabama eventually contained 1,275 men. The 37th had many skirmishes, but Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge and Atlanta were the most notable.

John Culpepper and his two cousins survived the 48-day Siege at Vicksburg. They were paroled and were sent home. After a few weeks, the men were ordered to report back to duty. Within a few days, the 37th Alabama took position on Lookout Mountain overlooking Chattanooga, Tenn., where they were engaged in the battle in and above the clouds.

"Today is April 30, 2000. 135 years and four days ago, on April 26, 1865, General Joseph E. Johnson formally surrendered his once mighty army to General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina … Out of the 1,275 men who once served, only about 75 officers and men were left in the regiment in the end. John M. Culpepper was one of them."

The ceremony included the unveiling of the marker by grandchildren, Conley Culpepper and Mattie Bradford Young.

Charles Buchannan Harris, Chapter 2531 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), oversaw the placement of SCV and UDC wreaths on the grave. Presentation of the family wreath was by great-great-great-grandsons, Justin Sisco and Scott Gonzales. Smaller versions of "Stars and Bars" and the confederate battle flag were placed on the graves by Daniel Feike, great-great-great-grandson and Hunter Culpepper, great-great-great-great-grandson. Individual long stemmed roses were placed on the stone by members of the Society of Descendants of the Immortal 600 Wreath, led by members of the Texas Division Color Guard, SVC.

Roll call of Honor was given by the Color Honor Guard to John M. Culpepper and the other 22 confederate Veterans buried in Pine Forest Cemetery. Flags ere also placed on the grave of each Confederate veteran.

Mrs. Marilyn bolding and Mr. Arian Williams, members of the UDC and SCV, sang "Dixie," and Honor Guard gave a three-round volley from their muzzle-loading rifles. Mr. Williams closed the ceremony as he blew "taps" for the fallen John M. Culpepper.29 

Family

Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens (22 Oct 1839 - 21 Jul 1906)
Marriage*25 Dec 1856 He married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1856 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 Edited25 Feb 2018

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 123, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    William H. Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40.
  2. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.
    as provided by Lavyn Sisco.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Sheet 8A, Pg 100A-101, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 14, Hopkins Co., TX
    Jno. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov-1835, 64, md-43 yrs, GA SC GA, Farmer
    S. E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct-1839, 60, md-43 yrs, Ch 9/8, MS GA MS
    Capos Culpepper, Son, M, Apr-1879, 21, S, AL GA MS, Farm Laborer.
  5. Correspondence from Dwight L. Carlisle to Lew Griffin.
  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 59, Sheet 11B, Pg 213B, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 22, Hopkins Co., TX
    Luther Culpepper, Head, M, 31, M1, md-15 yrs, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Anna Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M1, md-15 yrs, ch 7/5, MO KY MO
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, S, TX AL MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 8, S, TX AL MO
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL MO
    Eunice Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 2, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 75, wid, GA GA GA, Farmer.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    R. H. Luther Culpepper, Head M, 50, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, M, MO VA MO
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Guy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL MO, Farm Laborer
    Eunice Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL MO
    Fred Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL MO
    Irma Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX AL MO
    May or Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 2/12, S, TX AL MO
    John Culpepper, Father, M, 84, Wid, GA SC SC.
  8. 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 Culpepper, Hopkins Co., Jan 10 1927, 2255.
  9. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Pine Forest Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX 75482
    + John Malcolm Culpepper, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, 13 Nov 1834 - 10 Jan 1927.
  10. from S. O. Loving, Secretary of Saltillo (Texas) Masonic Lodge #631
  11. "Beautiful Tribute Paid to Uncle John Culpepper" unknown source, presumably a Hopkins Co., TX paper, circa 12 Jan 1927
  12. "Pioneers and Veterans," unknown source, possibly a Saltillo, Hopkins Co., TX paper, circa 1912-14?
  13. "John Malcolm Culpepper" typed sheet
  14. Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama (New York: Facts on File) p.106
  15. Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama (New York: Facts on File) p.107
  16. Richard Nilsen, "Vicksburg: Hard-won battle side on Mississippi River turned Civil War tide" Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ) pp. T1-2
  17. Richard Nilsen, "Vicksburg: Hard-won battle side on Mississippi River turned Civil War tide" Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ) pp. T1-2
  18. Richard Nilsen, "Vicksburg: Hard- won battle side on Mississippi River turned Civil War tide" Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ) pp. T1-2
  19. "Culpeppers in the Civil War" section of A Collections of Culpeppers printed manuscript, July 1993
  20. James Trager, The People's Chronology: A Year-by-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1992) p. 490
  21. Sol Holt, The Dictionary of American History (New York: MacFadden-Bartell Corp., 1964, c1963) p. 44
  22. James Trager, The People's Chronology: A Year-by-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1992) p. 495
  23. Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama (New York: Facts on File) pp.106-107
  24. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, A Collection of Culpeppers (Little Rock, AR: self published, 1993, biographical information at the end of the book
  25. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco, "John Malcolm Culpepper," typed sheet and letter 15 Apr 1994
  26. letter 15 Apr 1994
  27. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco information from S. O. Loving, Secretary of Saltillo (Texas) Masonic Lodge No. 631
  28. E-mail written 1979 - 2012 to Lew Griffin from Lavyn Elaine (Wright) Sisco (ID:23046), 1411 Cherrywood, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, e-mail address.
  29. E-mail written 1998-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Capos Conley 'Chip' Culpepper II (#23339), Little Rock, AR, e-mail address.