Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens

Female, #32461, (22 Oct 1839 - 21 Jul 1906)
Birth*22 Oct 1839 Sarah was born at Mississippi on 22 Oct 1839. 
Marriage*25 Dec 1856 She married John Malcolm Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1856 at age 17. 
Married Name25 Dec 1856  As of 25 Dec 1856, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son15 Oct 1857 Her son William Jehew Culpepper was born on 15 Oct 1857 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1860 Census1860 William and Sarah listed as a household member living with John Malcolm Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama. 24 m-p. 838 hh 1480. 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1861 Her son Reuben F. Culpepper was born on 15 Jul 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son16 Jul 1861 Her son Reuben F. Culpepper died on 16 Jul 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Nov 1863 Her son John Francis Culpepper was born on 2 Nov 1863 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Aug 1867 Her son Daniel Elias Leslie Culpepper was born on 2 Aug 1867 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Apr 1869 Her son Robert Henry Luther Culpepper was born on 24 Apr 1869 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census1870 William, Sarah, John, Daniel and Robert listed as a household member living with John Malcolm Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 35 m-p. 572 hh 18. 
Birth of Son6 Apr 1879 Her son Capos Conley Culpepper was born on 6 Apr 1879 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census1880 Sarah was listed as John Malcolm Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 46 m-Beat 8 ED 111-19. 
PhotographedNov 1891 She was photographed in Nov 1891 at Hopkins Co., Texas, at age 52.1
Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Stephens) Culpepper
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Sarah was listed as John Malcolm Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
Photographed*23 Nov 1905 She was photographed on 23 Nov 1905 at Randolph Co., Alabama, at age 66.3
Sarah A. E. (Stephens) Culpepper (center)
Photographed23 Nov 1905 She appeared as a sister-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.3
Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle family
Death*21 Jul 1906 She died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 21 Jul 1906 at age 66. 
Burial*circa 22 Jul 1906 Her body was interred circa 22 Jul 1906 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas
Biography* In the 1880 census, Sarah Ann Elizabeth was listed as having been born in Mississippi and she reported that her parents had been born in Georgia. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco wrote4that Melvina Miriam "Mattie" (Culpepper) Minter reported that her mother, Sarah, was an orphan and that her maiden name was Stephens. There was a 15 year old Sarah Stephens born in Georgia in the household of "James Dowdle" in the 16 Oct 1850 census of Chambers Co., AL (p. 292 19th Dist.) This appears to be the family of James (1778 VA/1855) and Caroline (1807 GA/1856) Dowdell who are buried in the Dowdell Family Cemetery in Oakbowery, AL.5 But it is not known if this was Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens. Lavyn continued:4

There were several families of Stephens in Pine Forest who were all related. They had arrived from Randolph County Alabama as early as 1860. Another family came from Heard County Georgia which joins Randolph County on the east. These Stephens were: Alfred Olen Stephens, 1813-1872, arrived in 1860. Alsa Stephens born in 1806, lived in Randolph County, Alabama, near the Flat Rocks.... Solomon Stephens born 1810, Ga. lived on Cedar Creek in Heard County. Lo-Ammi Stephens "Lum", born 1839 moved from Randolph County Alabama.... Sarah Stephens, an orphan, was a second cousin to Lo-ammi Stephens and a second cousin to John S. Stephens who was also a second cousin to Lo-Ammi Stephens. John S. Stephens was the son of Alfred Olen Stephens and Lo-ammi Stephens was the son of Alsa Stephens. I have decided that these three cousins all descend from Stephen Stephens of Georgia who married Mary Brown. I still don't know who the parents of Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens are however. 

Family

John Malcolm Culpepper (13 Nov 1835 - 10 Jan 1927)
Marriage*25 Dec 1856 She married John Malcolm Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1856 at age 17. 
Children
Last Edited20 May 2005

Citations

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Correspondence from Dwight L. Carlisle to Lew Griffin.
  4. letter 15 Apr 1994
  5. A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, Inc. Publication No. 14 - vol. II (Huguley, AL: Genealogical Roving Press, 1990) p. 236

Ann Malvina Culpepper

Female, #32462, (28 Apr 1837 - 9 Apr 1894)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
Birth*28 Apr 1837 Ann was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 28 Apr 1837. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Ann was probably a free white female, under five 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 Her mother Sarah Leslie died on 22 Jan 1849 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*18 Nov 1855 She married John James Elliott at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 Nov 1855 at age 18. 
Married Name18 Nov 1855  As of 18 Nov 1855, her married name was Elliott. 
1860 Census*1860 Ann and Missouri listed as a household member living with John James Elliott in the 1860 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 27 m-Township 22 p. 835 hh 1467. 
Birth of Son17 Oct 1861 Her son Lewis Benjamin Elliott was born on 17 Oct 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse11 Apr 1863 Her husband John James Elliott died on 11 Apr 1863. 
Employment* Ann's occupation: housekeeper at Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census*1870 Ann was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 33 f-p. 572 hh 20. 
1880 Census*1880 Ann was listed as a daughter in Rev. William Henry Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama. 66 m-Beat 8. 
Death*9 Apr 1894 She died at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 9 Apr 1894 at age 56. 
Biography* Ann Malvina was the fifth child and second daughter of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper. Based on land records, Ann Malvina's father is known to have been in Meriwether Co., GA by 1838 and this is where she is presumed to have been born and where she was first noted as a female 0-5 years old in the household of her father in the 1840 census.

When Ann was eleven years old, her parents moved the family to Alabama. Within months, Ann's mother died. In the 1850 census of Randolph Co., AL, Ann was noted living with her widowed father, William Henry Culpepper.

In 1855, Ann Malvina married John James Elliott. They settled down to raise a family in Randolph Co., AL and this is where the couple was noted with their infant daughter, Missouri, in the 1860 census. After the death of her husband in 1863, the 25 year old Ann Melvina did not remarry but raised her children alone. The widowed Ann is noted living alone with her children in the 1870 census of Randolph Co., AL.

After her children married or moved out on their own, Ann Malvina is next noted in the 1880 census of Randolph Co., AL, in the household of her father, William Henry Culpepper, and his second wife, Catherine. Ann Malvina died in 1894 at the age of 56. 

Family

John James Elliott (3 Oct 1832 - 11 Apr 1863)
Marriage*18 Nov 1855 She married John James Elliott at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 Nov 1855 at age 18. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Oct 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.

John James Elliott

Male, #32463, (3 Oct 1832 - 11 Apr 1863)
Father*William Elliott (c 1789 - c 1839)
Mother*Sarah O. Culpepper (5 Feb 1802 - 2 Dec 1901)
Birth*3 Oct 1832 John was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 3 Oct 1832. 
Death of Fathercirca 1839 His father William Elliott died circa 1839 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
1840 Census* John was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Sarah O. Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama.
(p. 156). 
1850 Census* John listed as a household member living with Sarah O. Culpepper on the 1850 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.
(49 f-59th Div p. 323 hh 246). 
Employment* John's occupation: farmer at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*18 Nov 1855 He married Ann Malvina Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 Nov 1855 at age 23. 
1860 Census*1860 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 27 m-Township 22 p. 835 hh 1467. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 11 Apr 1863 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 11 Apr 1863. 
Birth of Son17 Oct 1861 His son Lewis Benjamin Elliott was born on 17 Oct 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*11 Apr 1863 He died on 11 Apr 1863 at age 30. 
Biography* John James Elliott was the son of William and Sarah O. (Culpepper) Elliott. He is presumed to have been born in Monroe Co., GA where his father was noted in the 1830 census records and in 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery records. John James Elliott's father apparently died when John was a child and John was noted as a male age 5-10 years old living with mother in the 1840 census of Monroe Co., GA.

Sometime before the 1848 marriage of his older sister, Martha, John James Elliott's mother, Sarah, moved the family to Meriwether Co., GA. This is where the teenager, John James Elliott, emerges in the 1850 census records in his mother's household. In the early 1850's, possibly before the death of her father, John Culpepper, Sarah (Culpepper) Elliott moved the family again, this time to Randolph Co., AL. There, John James Elliott married Ann Malvina Culpepper in 1855 and he is next noted as a farmer in the 1860 census of Randolph Co., AL.

John James Elliott was 28 years old when the Civil War began. Based on his death date in 1863, he is presumed to have died in the Civil War but no record of his service has yet been found. John James Elliott was 30 years old at the time of his death. 

Family

Ann Malvina Culpepper (28 Apr 1837 - 9 Apr 1894)
Marriage*18 Nov 1855 He married Ann Malvina Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 Nov 1855 at age 23. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

William Araspes Culpepper

Male, #32464, (10 Oct 1839 - 8 Jul 1912)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
DNA* To help confirm William Araspes Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of William's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*10 Oct 1839 William was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Oct 1839. 
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
Marriage*10 Oct 1860 He married Zillah Ann Caroline Barron at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 10 Oct 1860 at age 21. 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Culpepper, William Araspes, Private, Company B
Age at Enlistment: 23 (28). Enlisted 28 Apr 1862 at Camp Johnson (near Daviston AL) by Captain Hamner in Captain L.P. Hamner’s Company of Volunteers (later Company B) for "Three Years or The War"; Appears on Muster Roll of Company B of 37th AL CSA on 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; WIA/POW at Iuka MS and exchanged; Served as nurse in General Hospital at Lauderdale Springs MS from 19 Sep - 22 Oct 1862 and paid $8.25 for extra duty; Hospitalized 28 Apr 1863 in General Hospital for March and April, and remained in the care of the Hospital - then in a private home until Dec 1863; Hospitalized at Greenville AL and appears in Army Argus and Crisis, Mobile AL (Weekly Hospital Report) dated 26 Nov 1864 with notation "Transferred since last report to Montgomery, from Greenville, Ala, Hospital"; Hospitalized and Discharged in 1865 at Lauderdale MS; Alabama Confederate Pension No. 21326 recorded at Randolph Co AL application of Zilla A Culpepper, widow, witnessed by W.A.C. Busbee and T.E. Stone (no record of either man with 37th AL found); Witnessed the Confederate Pension application of Mrs. A.G. Dunson, widow of James M. Dunson (Co B); Brother of John M and Francis M Culpepper (both Co B); 1st Cousin to brothers Robert J and William W Culpepper (both Co B); Born 10 Oct 1839, married Zilla Ann Barron 10 Oct 1860 at Randolph Co AL; Died 8 July 1912 at Wadley, Randolph Co AL and buried there.2 
Birth of SonDec 1864 His son John William Culpepper was born in Dec 1864 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son3 May 1867 His son James Francis Gillespie Culpepper was born on 3 May 1867 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census*1870 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 30 m-p. 573, hh 22. 
Employment* William's occupation: HISTORY OF RANDOLPH COUNTY, ALABAMA, AS WRITTEN BY GEN. B.F. WEATHERS (written circa 1900). This entire document is located at .

The excerpt follows:
"...In 1874 [Gen. B. F.] Weathers was appointed postmaster. Capt. Thompson, of Stroud, rode the mail from West Point, Ga., to Wedowee. Bill Culpepper rode the mail from Louina to Franklin, Ga. ..." at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of SonDec 1874 His son Charles Erastus Culpepper was born in Dec 1874 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Photographed*circa 1875 He was photographed circa 1875 at Randolph Co., Alabama,
Back Row, L to R: Zilla Barron Culpepper holding Charles E. , and Mary A. Eliza; Front Row, L to R: Adella Zilla in lap of William A., Sarah Elizabeth, and James Francis.

This photo was sent to Lew Griffin in 1980 by Manola Culpepper Logan (Mrs. Thomas G. Logan) of Detroit, MI. She was a descendant of Elias Daniel Culpepper, and suggested that this photo was of his family. However, if one looks at the children, and their ages and sexes, this cannot possibly be the Elias Daniel Culpepper family. But the photo is a perfect match for the family of Elias D.'s brother, William A. Culpepper. So I'm posting the photo here. Further information on this photo will be appreciated.
William Araspes Culpepper family
1880 Census*1880 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 40 m-ED 111-4. 
1900 Census*1900 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 60 m-. 
Death of Father22 Mar 1909 His father Rev. William Henry Culpepper died on 22 Mar 1909 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*8 Jul 1912 He died at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 8 Jul 1912 at age 72. 
Burial*circa 10 Jul 1912 His body was interred circa 10 Jul 1912 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* William Araspes was the sixth child and fourth son of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper. He was noted as an infant in his father's house in the 1840 Meriwether Co., GA census and this is where he is presumed to have been born. William's middle name is a puzzle. There is no other record of it except in the Bible record but the Bible record is very clear. No other name has been found like it. It is presumably a phonetic spelling of a name which William Henry or Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper knew. It has been suggested that the name might be Erasmus with the m heard as a p. The name Erasmus is known to have been used for three generations in the line of Erasmus Culpeper, son of Benjamin Culpeper, the ferryman, of North Carolina. This was the Erasmus that inherited the land that Joseph and Benjamin Culpeper, sons of Robert Culpepper, son of Henry Culpepper, Sr., settled on Fishing Creek in North Carolina (see appendix C). William was eight years old when his parents moved the family to Alabama. A few months later, William's mother died. William was noted living with his widowed father in 1850 census records of Randolph Co., AL and with his father and stepmother 1860 census records of Randolph Co., AL.

William A. Culpepper married on his 21st birthday and six months later the Civil War began. William A. Culpepper joined the Confederate Army and he served as a private in Company B of the 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, a great- great-grandson of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper, obtained copies of William A. Culpepper's Civil War records from the National Archives. Unfortunately, William's cousin, William W. Culpepper, served in the same outfit and their records have been filed together. According to a record from the file, William was enlisted on April 28, 1862 at Auburn, AL by Capt. Hamner. May 13, 1862, the regiment was mustered into Confederate service at Auburn, AL under Col. James F. Dowdell.3 On September 19, 1862, the regiment engaged in battle at Iuka, MS.4 A record in William A. Culpepper's file shows that from September 19, 1862 through October 22, 1862, he served "as Nurse" at the General Hospital at Lauderdale Springs, MS. He received $8.25 for the service. The regiment then took part in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou on December 27-29, 1862 and the Yazoo Pass Expedition on February 3-10, 1863.4 William A. Culpepper is next noted back at the Lauderdale Springs, MS General Hospital, but this time as a patient during March and April, 1863. The Regiment then fought at Port Gibson on May 1, 1863, Champion Hill on May 16, 1863, and, for a month and a half, was bombarded and under siege by Ulysses S. Grant at Vicksburg.4 The men were starved out of Vicksburg in July of 1863 and paroled. The company reorganized at Demopolis, AL and, in November of 1863, the Regiment was declared "exchanged."5 On November 23-25, 1863, the Regiment fought under General Braxton Bragg against Ulysses S. Grant in the Battle of Chattanooga in Tennessee.4 From May to September, 1864, the Regiment took part in the Atlanta Campaign 4in which it took part in the effort to block Gen. William T. Sherman as he marched from Chattanooga, TN to Atlanta, GA and, after bombarding and capturing Atlanta, he marched to Savannah, destroying everything in his path.6 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, 4 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, 1864.7 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.7 There were 10,000 Confederate casualties during the two battles.7 In November 1864, leaving Atlanta in ruins, Sherman, with 60, 000 troops, cut a mile wide path to the sea.7 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.8

After the War, William A. Culpepper returned to his wife and young family and he settled down to farm in the Louina P. O. District which is now in the Wadley, AL area. This is where he was noted in the 1870 census records. In the 1880 census, a 55 year old "Mary E. Pearson" born in Georgia was listed as a sister-in-law in the household, presumably an older sister of Zillah. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco wrote:9

William A. and Zillah Barron Culpepper were living in Hopkins County [TX] for a period of time and lived near Billy [William Jehu] Culpepper. When they returned to Alabama, all of their children accompanied them.

William Jehu Culpepper moved to Texas in the early 1890's. William A. Culpepper and his family presumably moved to Texas after that but they returned by 1900 since William and his wife are recorded in the 1900 census of Randolph Co., AL with a boarder, "Marton L. Dean." Possibly this was Martin Luther Dean, the grandson of William's sister, Mrs. J. J. F. (Mary B. Culpepper) Dean. William A. Culpepper has not been located in the 1910 census. He died two years later, in 1912, at the age of 72. 

Family

Zillah Ann Caroline Barron (30 Oct 1839 - 13 Nov 1927)
Marriage*10 Oct 1860 He married Zillah Ann Caroline Barron at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 10 Oct 1860 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 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. E-mail written 2004 - 2008 to Lew Griffin from Carole Watson Burton (#50015), 109 Chadwick Drive, Charleston, SC 29407-7425, e-mail address.
    Service record of William Araspes Culpepper submitted to Culpepper Connections by Linda Cushing (#174) who received it from Carole Watson.
  3. Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama (New York: Facts on File) p.106
  4. Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama (New York: Facts on File) p.107
  5. from an article about William A. Culpepper's brother, John Malcolm Culpepper, "Pioneers and Veterans," unknown source, possibly a Saltillo, Hopkins Co., TX paper, circa 1912-14?
  6. Sol Holt, The Dictionary of American History (New York: MacFadden-Bartell Corp., 1964, c1963) p. 44
  7. 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
  8. Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama (New York: Facts on File) p.106-107
  9. letter 15 Apr 1994

Zillah Ann Caroline Barron

Female, #32465, (30 Oct 1839 - 13 Nov 1927)
Father*Samuel Barron (23 Nov 1794 - 27 Feb 1847)
Mother*Elizabeth Pearson (30 Jan 1802 - 11 Mar 1860)
Birth*30 Oct 1839 Zillah was born at Georgia on 30 Oct 1839. 
Death of Father27 Feb 1847 Her father Samuel Barron died on 27 Feb 1847. 
Death of Mother11 Mar 1860 Her mother Elizabeth Pearson died on 11 Mar 1860. 
Marriage*10 Oct 1860 She married William Araspes Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 10 Oct 1860 at age 20. 
Married Name10 Oct 1860  As of 10 Oct 1860, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of SonDec 1864 Her son John William Culpepper was born in Dec 1864 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son3 May 1867 Her son James Francis Gillespie Culpepper was born on 3 May 1867 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census1870 Mary, Zillah, John, James and Sarah listed as a household member living with William Araspes Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 30 m-p. 573, hh 22. 
Birth of SonDec 1874 Her son Charles Erastus Culpepper was born in Dec 1874 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Photographed*circa 1875 She was photographed circa 1875 at Randolph Co., Alabama,
Back Row, L to R: Zilla Barron Culpepper holding Charles E. , and Mary A. Eliza; Front Row, L to R: Adella Zilla in lap of William A., Sarah Elizabeth, and James Francis.

This photo was sent to Lew Griffin in 1980 by Manola Culpepper Logan (Mrs. Thomas G. Logan) of Detroit, MI. She was a descendant of Elias Daniel Culpepper, and suggested that this photo was of his family. However, if one looks at the children, and their ages and sexes, this cannot possibly be the Elias Daniel Culpepper family. But the photo is a perfect match for the family of Elias D.'s brother, William A. Culpepper. So I'm posting the photo here. Further information on this photo will be appreciated.
William Araspes Culpepper family
1880 Census1880 Zillah was listed as William Araspes Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 40 m-ED 111-4. 
Death of Spouse8 Jul 1912 Her husband William Araspes Culpepper died on 8 Jul 1912 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*13 Nov 1927 She died at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 13 Nov 1927 at age 88. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wadley City Cemetery, Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* E. Hurley Pearson, Jr. wrote 1 that "the Barron family was very prominent in the life of this area." Matthew M. Barron was one of the founders and the editor of the newspaper, the Louina Eagle2 but it is not known what relation, if any, he was to Zillah or her father. 

Family

William Araspes Culpepper (10 Oct 1839 - 8 Jul 1912)
Marriage*10 Oct 1860 She married William Araspes Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 10 Oct 1860 at age 20. 
Children
Last Edited9 Oct 1999

Citations

  1. letter 12 Mar 1979
  2. Eugenia Elizabeth Smith A History of Randolph County: A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty in Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Science, Department of History (Auburn, AL: Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1838) p. 34

Emily Miriam Culpepper

Female, #32466, (9 Mar 1841 - 16 Apr 1937)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
Name Variation She was also known as Emma. 
Birth*9 Mar 1841 Emily was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 9 Mar 1841. 
Death of Mother22 Jan 1849 Her mother Sarah Leslie died on 22 Jan 1849 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*circa 1866 She married John G. Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1866. 
Death of Spousecirca 1867 Her husband John G. Culpepper died circa 1867 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*circa 1868 She married Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1868. 
Married Namecirca 1868  As of circa 1868, her married name was Carlisle. 
Birth of Son29 Nov 1869 Her son Washington Homer Carlisle was born on 29 Nov 1869 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census*5 Jul 1870 Emily, Leonora and Washington listed as a household member living with Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 19 m-573. 
Birth of Son9 Oct 1879 Her son James William Carlisle was born on 9 Oct 1879 at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census*2 Jun 1880 Emily was listed as Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle's wife on the 1880 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama. 29 m-Beat 8 p 315 hh 27. 
1900 Census*1900 Emily was listed as Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle's wife on the 1900 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama. 48 m-pct 8, sheet 58, hh 6. 
Photographed23 Nov 1905 She appeared as a wife 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.1
Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle family
Death of Father22 Mar 1909 Her father Rev. William Henry Culpepper died on 22 Mar 1909 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
1910 Census*1910 Emily was listed as Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle's wife on the 1910 Census at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama. ED 148 sheet 4. 
1920 Census*1920 Emily was listed as Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle's wife on the 1920 Census at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama. 68 m-Coolege Street. 
Death of Spouse7 Apr 1924 Her husband Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle died on 7 Apr 1924 at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Death of Son21 Aug 1935 Her son Washington Homer Carlisle died on 21 Aug 1935 at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
Death*16 Apr 1937 She died at Roanoke, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 16 Apr 1937 at age 96
chronic Inte(?) nefritis. 
Burial*17 Apr 1937 Her body was interred on 17 Apr 1937 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* Emily Miriam was the seventh child and third daughter of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper. Since Emily's parents were noted in the 1840 census of Meriwether Co., GA and are not known to have moved to Alabama until 1848, Emily is presumed to have been born in Meriwether Co., GA. When Emily was seven years old, her parents moved the family to Alabama. Within months, Emily's mother died. Emily is next noted in the household of her widowed father in the 1850 census of Randolph Co., AL and in the household of her father and his second wife in the 1860 census of Almond P. O. District of Randolph Co., AL.

After the Civil War, Emily apparently married for the first time. Her first child was listed as a step-daughter in the household of Emily's second husband, B. Y. Carlisle. There is a family tradition that Emily's first husband was named John Culpepper. There is speculation that this was John Culpepper, the son of James I./J. Culpepper, who was noted living with his mother in Coosa Co., AL in the 1850 census and who was noted as a head-of-household in Harris Co., GA in the 1860 census with his mother living with him. He is not known to have died during the Civil War and he has not been located in 1870 census records so he is believed to have died before then. Emily next married B. Y. Carlisle and they settled down in Randolph Co., AL to raise their family. The remainder of Emily's children are by her second marriage.
Emily was 83 years old when she lost her second husband of over 50 years. She died in 1937 at the age of 96. She was living on West Point Street in Roanoke, AL. 

Family 1

John G. Culpepper (circa 1834 - circa 1867)
Marriage*circa 1866 She married John G. Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1866. 
Child

Family 2

Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle (23 Dec 1851 - 7 Apr 1924)
Marriage*circa 1868 She married Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1868. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Dwight L. Carlisle to Lew Griffin.

Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle

Male, #32467, (23 Dec 1851 - 7 Apr 1924)
Father*James M. Carlisle (2 Aug 1824 - c 1864)
Mother*Martha F. Elliott (Sep 1828 - 10 Nov 1916)
Birth*23 Dec 1851 Broxon was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1851. 
1860 Census*1860 Broxon listed as a household member living with James M. Carlisle in the 1860 Census at Oak Ridge, Meriwether Co., Georgia. 411. 
Death of Fathercirca 1864 His father James M. Carlisle died circa 1864. 
Employment* Broxon's occupation: farmer at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*circa 1868 He married Emily Miriam Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1868. 
Birth of Son29 Nov 1869 His son Washington Homer Carlisle was born on 29 Nov 1869 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census*5 Jul 1870 Broxon was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 19 m-573. 
Birth of Son9 Oct 1879 His son James William Carlisle was born on 9 Oct 1879 at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census*2 Jun 1880 Broxon was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama. 29 m-Beat 8 p 315 hh 27. 
1900 Census*1900 Broxon was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama. 48 m-pct 8, sheet 58, hh 6. 
Photographed*23 Nov 1905  An unknown person appeared as the head of the family in a 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.1
Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle family
1910 Census*1910 Broxon was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama. ED 148 sheet 4. 
Death of Mother10 Nov 1916 His mother Martha F. Elliott died on 10 Nov 1916 at Moody, McLennan Co., Texas
1920 Census*1920 Broxon was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama. 68 m-Coolege Street. 
Death*7 Apr 1924 He died at Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 7 Apr 1924 at age 72. 
Burial* His body was interred at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* B. Y. Carlisle was born and raised in Meriwether Co., GA. He was nine years old when the Civil War began. His father was last seen heading off to War and never returned.

It is not known if the family moved to Randolph Co, AL before or after the War but this is where he married Emily Miriam Culpepper after the War. They settled down to farm and raise their family in Flat Rock, AL. Flat Rock was apparently near Almond, to the west northwest of what is now the town of Wadley, AL. Harold G. Carlisle, a grandnephew of B.Y. Carlisle, wrote:2

My father and son and I made a trip to Alabama in 1972 to try and locate some of the Carlisle's. We visited in Wadley and found Uncle Yarbrough's grave. Also we talked with some people who described an old house west of Wadley, way back in the woods, the old Carlisle place.

This is probably the place that L. Hoyt Kirk, a grandnephew of Mrs. B. Y. (Emily Miriam Culpepper) Yarbrough, remembered visiting circa 1912 or 1913 when he was five or six years old: 3

When I was a small boy, my father and mother visited uncle Yarbrough and Aunt Emily one Sunday in Wadley, Ala. and Uncle Yarbrough had a very large Billy Goat with long horns and I rode the big goat and held on by his long horns. Uncle Yarbrough had a good sense of humor.

A granddaughter, Mrs. G. E. (Katheryn Coker) Bryant, wrote 4 about memories her mother, Mrs. A. (Coral Lee Carlisle) Coker, had of the Carlisle family:

She thinks that all of her father's (Yarbrough's) brothers moved to Killeen, TX and then scattered to other places in Texas.

B. Y. Carlisle died in Alexander City, AL in 1924 at the age of 72. Mrs. M. (Eunice Clegg) Stephens wrote:5

Mr. B. Y. Carlisle and wife, Miriam Emily Culpepper, are buried in the Wadley, AL Cemetery. This cemetery is well kept by the Wadley Baptist, Methodist, and Christian Churches, and relatives and friends. It was for many years known as the "Elliott Cemetery." 

Family

Emily Miriam Culpepper (9 Mar 1841 - 16 Apr 1937)
Marriage*circa 1868 He married Emily Miriam Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1868. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Dwight L. Carlisle to Lew Griffin.
  2. letter 25 Nov 1978
  3. letter 14 Sep 1992
  4. letter 20 Sep 1978
  5. letter 26 Jan 1979

Martha F. Elliott

Female, #32468, (Sep 1828 - 10 Nov 1916)
Father*William Elliott (c 1789 - c 1839)
Mother*Sarah O. Culpepper (5 Feb 1802 - 2 Dec 1901)
Birth*Sep 1828 Martha was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, in Sep 1828. 
Census*1830 She was in the in 1830 census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Fathercirca 1839 Her father William Elliott died circa 1839 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*23 Dec 1848 She married James M. Carlisle at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1848 at age 20. 
Married Name23 Dec 1848  As of 23 Dec 1848, her married name was Carlisle. 
Birth of Soncirca 1849 Her son William A. W. Carlisle was born circa 1849 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Census1850 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Meriwether Co., Georgia, in 1850. 
Birth of Son23 Dec 1851 Her son Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle was born on 23 Dec 1851 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son27 Mar 1853 Her son James Beglar Carlisle was born on 27 Mar 1853 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of SonFeb 1854 Her son Richard Samuel Henry Carlisle was born in Feb 1854 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Soncirca 1859 Her son John Francis Carlisle was born circa 1859 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son7 Mar 1861 Her son Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle was born on 7 Mar 1861 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son14 Jan 1864 Her son Robert A. Carlisle was born on 14 Jan 1864 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Spousecirca 1864 Her husband James M. Carlisle died circa 1864. 
Death of Mother2 Dec 1901 Her mother Sarah O. Culpepper died on 2 Dec 1901 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*10 Nov 1916 She died at Moody, McLennan Co., Texas, on 10 Nov 1916 at age 88. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Buckhorn Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas
Biography*  Martha was first noted as one of three females under 5 years old in the household of "William Elliot" in the 1830 census of Monroe Co., GA and this is where Martha is presumed to have been born since an older sister, Elizabeth, is known to have been born in Monroe Co., GA. Unfortunately, the three sisters were not noted in their mother's household in the 1840 Monroe Co., GA census. Perhaps one of the girls died young and Martha and her sister, Elizabeth, were in Meriwether Co., GA visiting their grandparents.
      Martha had apparently moved with her mother and brothers and sisters to Meriwether Co., GA by 1848 since Martha was married there in Dec 1848 to J. M. Carlisle. Martha was noted in the 1850 Meriwether Co., GA census with her husband and infant son. A 30 year old "Martha Carlisle" born in Georgia was noted (411) in the 1860 census of Oak Ridge P. O. district, Meriwether Co., GA with her husband and young family. Sometime before 1870, probably soon after she learned of her husband's death in the Civil War, Martha moved her family to Randolph Co., AL where Martha's mother, Sarah, was living. In the 1870 census, a 45 year old "Martha Carlisle," born in Georgia, was listed (p. 572, family #10) in the Louina P.O. district, (now Wadley), Randolph Co, AL with her younger children. Although some of her children have been identified in the 1880 census records of Randolph and Tallapoosa Co., AL, Martha has not yet been located. But since her younger children married in Tallapoosa Co., AL, Martha is presumed to have moved there, perhaps with her oldest son, William.
      Sometime before 1900, Martha had moved to Texas, probably with the family of her son, Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle. In the 1900 census Martha was listed (ED 33, p. 14) as living in Bell Co., TX in the household of her son, Jeremiah Beauregard. She was listed as having been born Sep 1828 in Georgia. Harold G. Carlisle wrote, 25 Nov 1978, that "my father [Herbert Raymond Carlisle] knew his grandmother [Mrs. J. M. (Martha Elliott)] Carlisle, who had been an Elliott before marrying." Harold G. Carlisle added, 11 Dec 1978: Dad [Herbert Raymond Carlisle] said his grandmother Carlisle [Martha F. Elliott] lived in their home quite a bit. He said she was a real fine Christian woman. She was very strict in her Sabbath observance. Dad said she seemed somewhat partial to him. She would say, "Herbert, come over here, I've got some coffee fixed."
      Stephen Carlisle, a great grandson of Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle, wrote, 18 May 1979, that "the reason no one has a picture of James Carlisle's wife [Martha] is because it was destroyed in a fire that burned down the house that J. B. Carlisle lived in at Killeen, Texas...." 

Family

James M. Carlisle (2 Aug 1824 - circa 1864)
Marriage*23 Dec 1848 She married James M. Carlisle at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1848 at age 20. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Oct 2001

James M. Carlisle

Male, #32469, (2 Aug 1824 - circa 1864)
Father*Francis Carlile (15 Nov 1786 - 29 Jul 1855)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Grant (30 Mar 1792 - 18 Jun 1846)
Birth*2 Aug 1824 James was born at Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 2 Aug 1824. 
Employment* James's occupation: farmer at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Mother18 Jun 1846 His mother Mary Elizabeth Grant died on 18 Jun 1846 at Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*23 Dec 1848 He married Martha F. Elliott at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1848 at age 24. 
Birth of Soncirca 1849 His son William A. W. Carlisle was born circa 1849 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1850 Census*1850 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.
(27 m-Div 59 p 323 hh 247). 
Birth of Son23 Dec 1851 His son Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle was born on 23 Dec 1851 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son27 Mar 1853 His son James Beglar Carlisle was born on 27 Mar 1853 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of SonFeb 1854 His son Richard Samuel Henry Carlisle was born in Feb 1854 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Father29 Jul 1855 His father Francis Carlile died on 29 Jul 1855 at Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
Birth of Soncirca 1859 His son John Francis Carlisle was born circa 1859 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1860 Census*1860 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Oak Ridge, Meriwether Co., Georgia. 411. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1864. 
Birth of Son7 Mar 1861 His son Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle was born on 7 Mar 1861 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son14 Jan 1864 His son Robert A. Carlisle was born on 14 Jan 1864 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death*circa 1864 He died circa 1864. 
Biography*  William L. Carlisle, on a 6 Jan 1978 Ancestor Chart, noted that James died of typhoid fever during the Civil War. Stephen Carlisle, 18 May 1979, wrote "I can confirm that he did die in the Civil War because my grandfather [Herbert Raymond] Carlisle told me that his grandmother [Mrs. J. M. (Martha Elliott)] Carlisle told him that the last time she saw her husband was when he walked out the front gate (to their house) to enter the Civil War." 

Family

Martha F. Elliott (Sep 1828 - 10 Nov 1916)
Marriage*23 Dec 1848 He married Martha F. Elliott at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1848 at age 24. 
Children
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. William Robert & Tommy Ray Carlisle, Francis Carlile A Family History, unpublished, manuscript, 6 Sep 1994.
    based on Francis Carlile Family Bible.

Lewis Washington Culpepper

Male, #32470, (27 Jun 1842 - 20 Dec 1861)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
Birth*27 Jun 1842 Lewis was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 27 Jun 1842. 
Death of Mother22 Jan 1849 His mother Sarah Leslie died on 22 Jan 1849 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1850 Census*1850 Lewis was listed as a household member living with John Culpepper of Randolph Co., AL on the 1850 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
Civil War*1861 He served in the War Between the States in 1861. 
Death*20 Dec 1861 He died at Evansport, Prince William Co., Virginia, on 20 Dec 1861 at age 19. 
Biography* Lewis Washington Culpepper was probably born in Meriwether Co., GA since that is where his parents were noted in 1840 census records. When he was about six years old, his parents and grandparents moved the family to Alabama and, within months, his mother died there. In 1850, an eight year old Lewis emerges in census records, living with his grandfather, John Culpepper, in Randolph Co., AL. In the 1860 census, still in Randolph Co., AL, Lewis was noted living with his father, William Henry Culpepper, and with his step-mother.

Lewis Washington Culpepper was eighteen years old when the Civil War began and, according to records in his service file, he joined the Confederate forces on August 1, 1861.2 He served as a private in Capt. Alfred C. Wood's Company K which was part of the 14th Infantry Regiment of Alabama Volunteers.

The regiment had been organized at Auburn, AL on 19 Jul 1861 and it became part of the Confederate Army on 7 Aug 1861.3 In September of 1861, the regiment was assigned to Walker's Brigade and, in November of 1861, the regiment was assigned to the Potomac District in the Department of Northern Virginia.3 After the victory at First Manassas, a.k.a. the Battle of Bull Run, the Confederate Army tried to establish a defensive line from nearby Centreville along the Occoquan River to the Potomac River. The Confederates began the construction of batteries at Evansport in Prince William Co., VA, Freestone Point, Shipping Point, and Cockpit Point to close the Potomac River to shipping and isolate Washington. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, a great-great-grandson of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper, wrote: 4

A secret gun installation had been put in place by the Confederates at Evansport during the Fall of 1861. It overlooked the Potomac River near Washington, D.C. and was successful in limiting Federal use of the river. The installation had been built quietly, hidden by a cedar grove which was cleared in one night once the guns and barricades were made ready which allowed the artillery gunners an unobstructed view of targets on and along the river.

According to a record in his service file from a Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Confederate States who were killed in battle, or who died of wounds or disease,5 Lewis Washington Culpepper died at Evansport, VA 20 Dec 1861. He was 19 years old. No cause of death was noted. The regiment had not yet taken part in any battles but, in January of 1862, the regiment was sent to Richmond, VA to recover from a camp disease.3 It seems likely that Lewis Washington Culpepper died during the disease outbreak.

Chip Culpepper found a book by Mary Alice Wills called The Confederate Blockade of Washington, D.C., 1861-1862 (Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Co., [1975]) which details the events around Evansport and the author noted the prevalence of dysentery, pneumonia and measles during the winter of 1861. Chip wrote 6 that according to the book, the 14th Alabama "was almost completely disabled by the measles."

On 14 Feb 1862, William Henry Culpepper applied to the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office in Richmond, VA for his son's back pay, swearing that his son had neither wife nor child. The amount found due was $29.33 for service from "30 Sept. 1861 to Dec. 20, 2 mos. 20 days at $11."7 
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. Census: 1850 in Randolph Co., AL. p 386
    John Culpepper 78 SC $5000 real estate
    Lewis 8 in hh of grandfather John Culpepper.
  2. Muster Roll record
  3. Stewart Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama (New York: Facts On File, 1992) p. 74
  4. "Culpeppers in the Civil War" an appendix to A Collection of Culpeppers manuscript, July 1993
  5. The following note appears on the record: "This register appears to have been compiled in the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office from returns furnished by Hospitals and by Regimental and Company Officers." Confederate Archives, Chap. 10, File No. 2, page 49
  6. e-mail message 25 Apr 1994
  7. service file record: Treasury Certificate No. 1003

Sarah Jane Culpepper

Female, #32471, (17 Jan 1844 - 24 Jul 1925)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
Name Variation She was also known as Sallie. 
Birth*17 Jan 1844 Sarah was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 17 Jan 1844. 
Death of Mother22 Jan 1849 Her mother Sarah Leslie died on 22 Jan 1849 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*20 Sep 1866 She married James Fletcher Haralson at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1866 at age 22. 
Married Name20 Sep 1866  As of 20 Sep 1866, her married name was Haralson. 
Birth of Son17 Jan 1870 Her son William Elias Haralson was born on 17 Jan 1870 at Alabama
1870 Census*25 Aug 1870 Sarah, Ella and William listed as a household member living with James Fletcher Haralson on the 1870 Census at Miller Valley PO, Clay Co., Alabama. 26 m-p. 268 hh 164. 
1880 Census*1880 Sarah was listed as James Fletcher Haralson's wife on the 1880 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama. 31 m-ED59 sht 14 ln 35 twp 7 range 6. 
Birth of Son17 Jul 1880 Her son Jonathan Asbury Haralson was born on 17 Jul 1880 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse16 Jan 1891 Her husband James Fletcher Haralson died on 16 Jan 1891 at Vance, Lewis Co., Washington
Death of Son21 Apr 1894 Her son William Elias Haralson died on 21 Apr 1894 at Vance, Lewis Co., Washington
1900 Census*7 Jun 1900 Sarah was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Big Bottom Precinct, Lewis Co., Washington. 56 f-ED 125 sheet 3. 
Death of Father22 Mar 1909 Her father Rev. William Henry Culpepper died on 22 Mar 1909 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*24 Jul 1925 She died at Randle, Lewis Co., Washington, on 24 Jul 1925 at age 81. 
Biography* Sallie was the daughter of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper. Based on locations from census and land records for her father and a Bible record for a younger sister, Sallie, was born in Meriwether Co., GA. When she was four years old, her parents moved the family to Alabama. Within days of Sallie's fifth birthday, her mother died. Sallie was noted with her widowed father in the 1850 census of Randolph Co., AL and she was noted with her father and his second wife, Catherine, in the 1860 census of Randolph Co., AL.

After the Civil War, Sallie married James Fletcher Haralson and they settled down to raise their family in Alabama. Nearly twenty years later, James and Sallie decided to move west with their six surviving children.1 Although originally starting out for Oregon, the family ended up in Washington. James F. Haralson claimed land on the Island in the Cowlitz River in Big Bottom in the Cora Post Office District near Vance (present day Randle) in Lewis Co., WA, and he had ten acres cleared and a split cedar house built.1 In the meantime, the family remained in Chehalis, WA where James set up a shingle bolt business. When his lungs were damaged by La Grippe in the winter of 1889, he sold all but one team of oxen and managed to get his family moved to the Island before he died in January of 1891.1

The day after her husband died, Sallie turned 47. She and her six children planted the land.1 Less than a year later, Sallie's oldest daughter, Ella Mondorah Haralson, died. A year and a half later, another daughter, Sarah Leslie Haralson died.2 Sallie was a Methodist and the Rev. William J. Rule, a young Methodist circuit rider, noted the strength that she found in her faith even when he was overwhelmed by the tragedies that the family had suffered.2 When Rev. Rule visited the Haralson's in January of 1894, he described the house as being in a valley in the tall timber surrounded by foothills and close to Mount Ranier.2 Since he did not mention the Island, one wonders if a second house had been built by this time. Within three months of Rev. Rule's visit, Sallie lost her oldest son, William Elias Haralson, to tuberculosis. This loss was followed by the "Great Flood of '96" on the Cowlitz River which wiped out many homes in the valley, devastated crops and killed six people as well as countless livestock.3

Sallie was noted in the 1900 census of the Big Bottom Precinct as a "farmer" and her youngest daughter and son were living with her. She owned the farm free of mortgage. In 1902, Sallie lost her youngest daughter. Sallie remained active in the community, she was a charter member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Randle, WA which was first organized in her home.4 Sallie died in 1925 at the age of 81. 

Family

James Fletcher Haralson (23 Jul 1848 - 16 Jan 1891)
Marriage*20 Sep 1866 She married James Fletcher Haralson at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1866 at age 22. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Oct 2003

Citations

  1. Mrs. J. (Clara Haralson) Moorcroft, "The Pioneering Experiences of James Fletcher Haralson and his wife - Sarah Jane Culpepper," three typed sheets, 27 Feb 1960
  2. Rev. William J. Rule, Riding the Upper Cowlitz Circuit, 1893 -- 1896
  3. Walker Allison Tompkins, "The Big Bottom (Lewis County) 1833-1933," 1933
  4. "In Memorium" a resolution from the minutes of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Randle, WA upon the death of Mrs. James (Sarah Culpepper) Haralson

James Fletcher Haralson

Male, #32472, (23 Jul 1848 - 16 Jan 1891)
Father*Jonathan A. Haralson (22 Sep 1822 - 30 Jul 1854)
Mother*Fynetta Elizabeth Rowden Rison (1826 - 1891)
Birth*23 Jul 1848 James was born at Georgia on 23 Jul 1848. 
Death of Father30 Jul 1854 His father Jonathan A. Haralson died on 30 Jul 1854 at Troup Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*20 Sep 1866 He married Sarah Jane Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1866 at age 18. 
Birth of Son17 Jan 1870 His son William Elias Haralson was born on 17 Jan 1870 at Alabama
1870 Census*25 Aug 1870 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Miller Valley PO, Clay Co., Alabama. 26 m-p. 268 hh 164. 
1880 Census*1880 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama. 31 m-ED59 sht 14 ln 35 twp 7 range 6. 
Birth of Son17 Jul 1880 His son Jonathan Asbury Haralson was born on 17 Jul 1880 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Death*16 Jan 1891 He died at Vance, Lewis Co., Washington, on 16 Jan 1891 at age 42. 
Biography* James Fletcher Haralson married Sarah Jane Culpepper after the Civil War. They settled down to raise their family in Alabama. The couple was noted in the 1870 census of Clay Co., AL 2 and in the 1880 census of DeKalb Co., AL.

In 1886, James decided to head west to Oregon. James and Sallie and their six surviving children, aged five to eighteen, started out on March 21, 1886, when the apple and peach orchards were blossoming and the corn was six inches high.3 When they arrived in San Francisco, they learned that the next ship leaving port was going to Tacoma, WA, and they decided to go to Washington instead of to Oregon. The family had encountered no Indians on their journey until they reached the Puget Sound where they saw Indians in dugouts and canoes paddling out to the ships to sell fish.3 The family camped in Tacoma for a week until their freight caught up with them and then they went on to Chehalis, WA, arriving on April 24, 1886 in the middle of a snow storm.3

James Fletcher Haralson apparently decided to settle his family in the Big Bottom area of Washington. Big Bottom covers a 30 mile stretch of the upper Cowlitz River from the Clear Fork branch of the river to Tumwater Falls.4 James Longmire and William Packwood were trying to find a low pass to connect the Puget Sound with the Oregon Trail when three Nisqually guides led them to the area in 1854.4 A pass was not found and it was 30 more years before white men started to settle in the area. William Joerk/York, a German merchant, followed a trail from the upper Sacramento River area of California into Big Bottom in 1882 and he found that the Cowlitz tribe that had lived there when Longmire and Packwood had explored the area had been wiped out by smallpox.4 York returned the following year to settle in Big Bottom and he was soon followed by others, including, in 1885, Louisa Siler who came with her brother, Rufus T. Siler and was the first white woman to settle in Big Bottom.4 James F. Haralson decided that he wanted to settle on the "Island" in the Big Bottom and he arranged to have ten acres of land cleared and a split cedar house built on the land.3 However, James did not move his family onto the land immediately. He went into the shingle bolt business using six yoke of oxen to haul sleds of cedar shingle bolts along a skid road made of logs to the river.3 There, the shingle bolts were dumped into the river and held behind a boom until as many as 1,000 cords of wood had been accumulated. A crew working on the banks and in canoes then floated the wood down river to a mill which had purchased them for processing.3

Washington became a state on 11 Nov 1889. James F. Harralson's business was doing well until the winter of 1889, when he suffered from "La Grippe" which had been brought to the United States from Europe.3 This was influenza which was often followed by pneumonia or tuberculous. James F. Haralson never recovered. He sold all but one team of oxen, a couple of young Holsteins named Buck and Coley and, in the fall of 1890, the family traveled by road to the Cowlitz River. For three weeks, James F. Haralson's oldest son, William, used the team of oxen to pack the household goods to the Island.3 Finally, the family started out on foot to the Island, except for James who was too weak and had to ride the pony, Beaver.3 The family finally arrived at the house on October 11, 1890 after walking for four days and then using a canoe to cross a slough to the Island.3 It was pouring rain. James F. Haralson died three months later. He was 42 years old. 
Death of Mother1891 His mother Fynetta Elizabeth Rowden Rison died in 1891 at Troup Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Sarah Jane Culpepper (17 Jan 1844 - 24 Jul 1925)
Marriage*20 Sep 1866 He married Sarah Jane Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 20 Sep 1866 at age 18. 
Children
Last Edited6 Dec 2003

Citations

  1. Danny Keith Haralson, Haralson- Harrelson Family History and Lineage, Mesa, AZ: Cox Printing, 1999, 1999.
    p. 158.
  2. No Miller Valley has been identified, could this be Mellow Valley?
  3. Mrs. J. (Clara Haralson) Moorcroft, "The Pioneering Experiences of James Fletcher Haralson and his wife - Sarah Jane Culpepper," three typed sheets, 27 Feb 1960
  4. Walker Allison Tompkins, "The Big Bottom (Lewis County) 1833-1933," 1933

John Wesley Perry

Male, #32474, (8 Apr 1848 - 10 Oct 1911)
Father*James Rodger Perry (Jan 1822 - 17 Jun 1897)
Mother*Easter Perry (16 Mar 1811 - 19 Jun 1887)
Birth*8 Apr 1848 John was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 8 Apr 1848. 
Marriage*circa 1866 He married Martha Louisa Dickinson Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1866. 
Birth of Son23 Dec 1870 His son James Henry Perry was born on 23 Dec 1870 at Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
Birth of Son2 Feb 1872 His son Louis Marcus Spillman Perry was born on 2 Feb 1872 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son17 Mar 1874 His son Willard Erastus Perry was born on 17 Mar 1874 at Randolph Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Son30 Jan 1876 His son Dr. Malcolm Oliver Perry was born on 30 Jan 1876 at Randolph Co., Alabama.3 
1880 Census*14 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 31 m-Vol 20 ED 112 26 Beat 9. 
Birth of Son30 Jun 1880 His son Wiley Thomas Perry was born on 30 Jun 1880 at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1882 His son Parker Perry was born circa 1882 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Mother19 Jun 1887 His mother Easter Perry died on 19 Jun 1887 at Randolph Co., Alabama.5 
Death of Son1893 His son Parker Perry died in 1893 at Merit, Hunt Co., Texas
Photographed*say 1895 He was photographed say 1895 at Randolph Co., Alabama.
John Wesley & Mattie (Culpepper) Kirk
Employment* John's occupation: blacksmith at Texas
Death of Father17 Jun 1897 His father James Rodger Perry died on 17 Jun 1897 at Randolph Co., Alabama.5 
1900 Census* John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Hunt Co., Texas. 51 m-ED 127 sheet 15 line 34 precinct. 
1910 Census*1910 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Abilene, Taylor Co., Texas. 61 m-ED 268 sheet 96. 
Death*10 Oct 1911 He died at Potosi, Taylor Co., Texas, on 10 Oct 1911 at age 63. 
Burial* His body was interred at Potosi, Taylor Co., Texas
Biography* John Wesley Perry's father was a Methodist minister. A grandson of John Wesley Perry, Palmer W. Perry, wrote:6

John was a blacksmith, carpenter, and somewhat of a wainwright and was quite a disciplinarian. He tried to keep a really tight line on his children.

Palmer continued:7

John and Mattie Perry were married and first lived near [what is now the town of] Wadley, AL.... From there they moved to near Collinsville [DeKalb Co.], AL. Their sons used "Bucks Pocket" for hunting and fishing. I think the pocket is now under water from the T. V. A.8

Palmer added:6

I don't remember much talk of the years when the Perrys were in Collinsville, AL, except for talk of the rough and hard times they had, such as having to fertilize each fill of corn, as they planted and having to saw lumber and make all the caskets.... I don't recall hearing if he [John Wesley Perry] pastored any churches while in the Collinsville area. I suppose he did though as they had a "religious" family quartet, and they sang around the country and made quite a few records. I believe nearly all of them were singers. I can remember grandmother waking me in the middle of the night singing religious songs in her sleep.

The family has not been located in the 1870 census records but is believed to have been living to the west of Louina, now Wadley in Randolph Co., AL where John Wesley Perry and Mattie Culpepper were married and where they were noted with their family in 1880 census records. It is thought that they stayed in Randolph Co., AL until at least the mid-1880's. Unfortunately, the 1890 census records burned so it is difficult to place the family in DeKalb Co., AL. Another grandson, Briley G. Perry, wrote 9 that when his father, W. E. Perry, was about 18 (circa 1892) he went to Hopewell, TX 10 with his brother, L. M. Perry. They were followed a year later by their parents, John Wesley and Mattie (Culpepper) Perry. In fact, John and Martha with one of their children, Malcolm O. Perry, have been noted in 1900 census records of precinct 3 of Hunt Co., TX. Briley added:9

They later moved to Merit, Texas where John Wesley Perry owned and operated a black smith shop [and] from Merit [they moved] to Potosi, Texas 14 miles south of Abilene, Texas....

Mrs. A. T. (Kathleen Perry) Pickett wrote:11

My mother said many times that grandfather Perry was one of the finest men she ever knew. He was a blacksmith and preached some and taught singing schools. All of the Perry family were good singers. The brothers and sisters made a phonograph record singing "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" and I can remember hearing it played on an old phonograph at our aunt Carrie's one time when we were visiting there when I was 6 or 7 yrs. old.12 It was getting scratchy but was still beautiful....

Perry Garner, a great grandson of John Wesley Perry, wrote:13

On my way out [to the Perry reunion] I stopped to visit Ruby Wiltrout and she took me over to see the old John Wesley homeplace that is still standing. It is scheduled to be torn down any day now so I was fortunate to arrive in time to get some photos.... I also got a visit of the old Methodist Church that is still there but remodeled inside. I see now that we are still perhaps correct on the fact that John W. may have preached because they had 2 churches back in his day, a North and a South Methodist with one believing in slavery and the other not. In fact the Church that is there now has some of the furniture out of the other one.

Palmer W. Perry, wrote:7

[John Wesley Perry] was in the church pulpit when he suffered the stroke from which he died.... 

Family

Martha Louisa Dickinson Culpepper (12 Sep 1846 - 18 Apr 1928)
Marriage*circa 1866 He married Martha Louisa Dickinson Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1866. 
Children
Last Edited25 May 2015

Citations

  1. Descendants of Martha Lee Culpepper, Chloe-Marion (Schmidt) Perry (Mrs. Gerald David Perry), e-mail: e-mail address, to Lew Griffin, 1997.
    p. 2.
  2. William Perry Garner family group sheets, William Perry Garner to Lew Griffin.
    4 Jan 81 but Briley Perry ltr 5 Jul 78 'in vicinity of Birmingham.
  3. William Perry Garner family group sheets, William Perry Garner to Lew Griffin.
    4 Jan 1981 p. 12.5; POB obituary.
  4. William Perry Garner family group sheets, William Perry Garner to Lew Griffin.
    4 Jan 1981 p. 12.7; POB based on census location of parents.
  5. William Perry Garner family group sheets, William Perry Garner to Lew Griffin.
    15 Feb 1981 p. 24.
  6. letter 3 Sep 1978
  7. letter 6 Nov 1978
  8. Tennessee Valley Authority-there is a Buck's Pocket State Park in DeKalb Co., AL near Guntersville Lake
  9. letter 5 Jul 1978
  10. There is a question about the location of Hopewell, TX. There is a Hopewell, TX in Houston Co., TX but Palmer W. Perry's letters seem to indicate that Hopewell was a church and school in the vicinity of Merit, Hunt Co., TX. There is a Hopewell cemetery on the western side of Hunt Co., TX
  11. letter 4 Jan 1979
  12. circa 1925
  13. letter 17 Jun 1980

Florela Caroline Culpepper

Female, #32475, (22 Jan 1849 - 18 Aug 1929)
Father*Rev. William Henry Culpepper (17 Oct 1813 - 22 Mar 1909)
Mother*Sarah Leslie (15 Feb 1808 - 22 Jan 1849)
Death of Mother22 Jan 1849 Her mother Sarah Leslie died on 22 Jan 1849 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth*22 Jan 1849 Florela was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 22 Jan 1849. 
Marriage*27 Nov 1865 She married John Wesley Kirk at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 27 Nov 1865 at age 16. 
Married Name27 Nov 1865  As of 27 Nov 1865, her married name was Kirk. 
1870 Census*5 Jul 1870 Florela, Ella and Emily listed as a household member living with John Wesley Kirk on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 22 m-581 hh 145. 
Birth of Son4 May 1871 Her son James William Kirk was born on 4 May 1871 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son6 Jul 1873 Her son John Thomas Kirk was born on 6 Jul 1873 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son7 Jan 1876 Her son Infant Son Kirk was born on 7 Jan 1876 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son7 Jan 1876 Her son Infant Son Kirk was born on 7 Jan 1876 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son9 Jan 1876 Her son Infant Son Kirk died on 9 Jan 1876 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son25 Mar 1876 Her son Infant Son Kirk died on 25 Mar 1876 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son7 Jun 1877 Her son Daniel Patterson Kirk was born on 7 Jun 1877 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son25 Feb 1880 Her son Morgan Wesley Kirk was born on 25 Feb 1880 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census*2 Jun 1880 Florela was listed as John Wesley Kirk's wife on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 34 m-Beat 8 p 315 hh 34. 
Birth of Son16 May 1883 Her son Henry Freeman Kirk was born on 16 May 1883 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son20 Feb 1889 Her son Millard Jackson Kirk was born on 20 Feb 1889 at Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Son27 Jan 1891 Her son Newell Powell Kirk died on 27 Jan 1891 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son27 Jan 1891 Her son Newell Powell Kirk was born on 27 Jan 1891 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son29 Jun 1891 Her son Ulus Parker Kirk was born on 29 Jun 1891 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son3 Feb 1892 Her son Millard Jackson Kirk died on 3 Feb 1892 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son17 Oct 1894 Her son Morgan Wesley Kirk died on 17 Oct 1894 at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama
1900 Census*1900 Florela was listed as John Wesley Kirk's wife on the 1900 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama. 54 m-Pct 8 p. 58 hh 8. 
Photographedcirca 1906 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph circa 1906 at Randolph Co., Alabama,
from Carlos F. Robertson:
Left to Right: Lilly Kathern Kirk (oldest daughter of Daniel P Kirk), Iva D. Kirk (my mother), Emma (Brown) Kirk (D. P. Kirk's 1st wife), Leon Kirk (oldest son of D.P. Kirk), Florela (Culpepper) Kirk, Daniel P. Kirk, John W. Kirk, last two unknown.

The attached picture was found in, my mother, Iva D. Kirk’s collection. On the back it was labeled as follows:

Grand Daddy Kirk

John Wesley. Kirk

Frollia C. Kirk (Grand Mother)

Dan P. Kirk

Eulas Kirk

George Kirk

Lula Kirk

Kate Kirk

Leon Kirk

Iva D. Kirk

1901 (I know this date is wrong, as my mother (Iva) was not born until 1905??)2
John Wesley Kirk family
Death of Father22 Mar 1909 Her father Rev. William Henry Culpepper died on 22 Mar 1909 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Photographed*say 1910 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph say 1910 at Randolph Co., Alabama.3
John Wesley & Florela C. (Culpepper) Kirk
1910 Census*1910 Florela was listed as John Wesley Kirk's wife on the 1910 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 65 m-ED 149 sheet 1B. 
Death of Son22 Aug 1912 Her son John Thomas Kirk died on 22 Aug 1912 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*18 Aug 1929 She died at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 Aug 1929 at age 80. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* Florela Caroline was the eleventh and last child and sixth daughter of William Henry and Sarah (Leslie) Culpepper. She was born in Alabama, presumably in Randolph Co., AL where her father was noted in land records. Florela's mother died the day Florela was born. Florela is next noted in the household of her widowed father in the 1850 census of Randolph Co., AL and in the household of her father and his second wife, Catherine, in the 1860 census of Almond P. O. District of Randolph Co., AL.

After the Civil War, Florela married John Wesley Kirk, and they settled down to raise their family in Randolph Co., AL. Florela gave birth to 11 children. Six survived to adulthood. L. Hoyt Kirk wrote:4

I remember my Grandfather and Grandmother very well, as we lived not too far from them until I was 16 years of age and I visited them many times after we moved some distance from them. My grandmother, like many of her ancestors, was very emotional with her religion and every time she went to her church at Almond she would get happy and shout all over that church. Two grandsons, older than I, [and I] would visit our Grandparents in the Summertime during the church revival. The windows would all be open for air, and when Grandmother got happy and started to shouting, she would start for us grandsons and we would jump out the window to get away from her. When we spent the night with her and Grandfather, he would go to bed early, but when Grandmother went to bed she would reach for her Bible and say, "Let's read a few verses of the Bible" and then she would say, "Now let Is get on our knees and have prayer. It has been so long, I don't remember what she prayed for, but she read her Bible and said her prayers every night. My Grandfather would sometimes get ill or cross with my Grandmother and would fuss at her and look out of the corner of his eye and wink and grin where Grandmother couldn't see his grin. He didn't mean a word he said to her with his fussin, and Grandmother would listen to a few words and look at him and smile and say, "Now John."

Florela died in 1929 at the age of 80.
     
      
Reunion Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:00 PM
Subject: Kirk Reunion

Lew I hope you are in touch with Douglas by now.

As to the Daniel Kirk reunion I have pictures starting in 1954 and up to 2011. The 1954 group picture has all eleven brothers and sisters that reached adulthood. Also a second picture

includes all of their families to that point. We had earlier reunions but I would have to search further. There is no one in Ashland of the original family so for the last two years we have met in

a Hotel in Oxford, Al. It is open to all but few show up, since it is not in Ashland. As soon as the plans are set for 2012, I'll let you know.

I can remember attending the John W Kirk family Reunion for a few years as a child, and I believe the Dan Kirk reunion just picked where that one left off.

The John W family Picnic met at an area called The Bald Rock. It was in an area of an out-croping hard hard rock with a creek flowing thru it. and plenty of room for many families.

There were other folks gathered there as well.

Douglas told me the property was sold and the new owner closed it to the public. That was years ago. Too bad!

Cheers for now.

John.5 

Family

John Wesley Kirk (18 Nov 1844 - 17 Jul 1930)
Marriage*27 Nov 1865 She married John Wesley Kirk at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 27 Nov 1865 at age 16. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. Anniston Calhoun County Public Library, Randolph County, Alabama Birth Register 1886-1895, Anniston, AL: Annie Calhoun Book Shop, 1989.
    p. 56.
  2. E-mail written July 2006 to Lew Griffin from Carlos F. Robertson, Carrollton, Georgia, e-mail address.
  3. Correspondence from Leonard Hoyt Kirk to Lew Griffin.
  4. letter 28 Sep 1992
  5. E-mail written Sep 2009 - Jul 2011 to Lew Griffin from John Paul Kirk, e-mail address.

John Wesley Kirk

Male, #32476, (18 Nov 1844 - 17 Jul 1930)
Father*James Patrick Kirk (1810 - 17 Oct 1894)
Mother*Emily Turrentine (1818 - a 1880)
Birth*18 Nov 1844 John was born at Georgia on 18 Nov 1844. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865. 
Marriage*27 Nov 1865 He married Florela Caroline Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 27 Nov 1865 at age 21. 
1870 Census*5 Jul 1870 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 22 m-581 hh 145. 
Birth of Son4 May 1871 His son James William Kirk was born on 4 May 1871 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son6 Jul 1873 His son John Thomas Kirk was born on 6 Jul 1873 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son7 Jan 1876 His son Infant Son Kirk was born on 7 Jan 1876 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son7 Jan 1876 His son Infant Son Kirk was born on 7 Jan 1876 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son9 Jan 1876 His son Infant Son Kirk died on 9 Jan 1876 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son25 Mar 1876 His son Infant Son Kirk died on 25 Mar 1876 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son7 Jun 1877 His son Daniel Patterson Kirk was born on 7 Jun 1877 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son25 Feb 1880 His son Morgan Wesley Kirk was born on 25 Feb 1880 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census*2 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 34 m-Beat 8 p 315 hh 34. 
Birth of Son16 May 1883 His son Henry Freeman Kirk was born on 16 May 1883 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son20 Feb 1889 His son Millard Jackson Kirk was born on 20 Feb 1889 at Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Son27 Jan 1891 His son Newell Powell Kirk died on 27 Jan 1891 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son27 Jan 1891 His son Newell Powell Kirk was born on 27 Jan 1891 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son29 Jun 1891 His son Ulus Parker Kirk was born on 29 Jun 1891 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son3 Feb 1892 His son Millard Jackson Kirk died on 3 Feb 1892 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son17 Oct 1894 His son Morgan Wesley Kirk died on 17 Oct 1894 at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Father17 Oct 1894 His father James Patrick Kirk died on 17 Oct 1894 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1900 Census*1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama. 54 m-Pct 8 p. 58 hh 8. 
Photographed*circa 1906 He was photographed circa 1906 at Randolph Co., Alabama,
from Carlos F. Robertson:
Left to Right: Lilly Kathern Kirk (oldest daughter of Daniel P Kirk), Iva D. Kirk (my mother), Emma (Brown) Kirk (D. P. Kirk's 1st wife), Leon Kirk (oldest son of D.P. Kirk), Florela (Culpepper) Kirk, Daniel P. Kirk, John W. Kirk, last two unknown.

The attached picture was found in, my mother, Iva D. Kirk’s collection. On the back it was labeled as follows:

Grand Daddy Kirk

John Wesley. Kirk

Frollia C. Kirk (Grand Mother)

Dan P. Kirk

Eulas Kirk

George Kirk

Lula Kirk

Kate Kirk

Leon Kirk

Iva D. Kirk

1901 (I know this date is wrong, as my mother (Iva) was not born until 1905??)2
John Wesley Kirk family
Photographed*say 1910 He appeared as a husband in a family photograph say 1910 at Randolph Co., Alabama.3
John Wesley & Florela C. (Culpepper) Kirk
1910 Census*1910 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 65 m-ED 149 sheet 1B. 
Death of Son22 Aug 1912 His son John Thomas Kirk died on 22 Aug 1912 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse18 Aug 1929 His wife Florela Caroline Culpepper died on 18 Aug 1929 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*17 Jul 1930 He died at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 17 Jul 1930 at age 85. 
Burial* His body was interred at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* L. Hoyt Kirk wrote 4 that his grandfather, John Wesley Kirk, had "bright blue eyes" like J. W. Kirk's father, James Patrick Kirk. John Wesley Kirk would have been approximately 16 years old when the Civil War began. L. Hoyt Kirk wrote:5

My Grandfather fought in the Civil War four years. I asked him one time if he ever shot a man during the war and he said, "I don't know and I don't want to know. I shot at them, but in those days we used black powder and it made so much smoke that we would have to wait until the smoke cleared away and by that time another man may have stepped up to his place. Grandfather never discussed much about the war. He did tell me about the soldiers picking up the corn that the horses wasted when they were fed and washing the grains of corn and making hominy, and about the farmers butchering their hogs and hiding the meat in hollow trees in the woods but the Yankee soldiers would find it and take everything they found. Grandmother told me some days it would be real smokey and they would say, "The soldiers are fighting close today, it is so smokey." They fought all over Alabama, Horse Shoe Bend on the Tallapoosa River and the Railway Freight Depot in Scottsboro, the oldest brick building in Scottsboro, built before the Civil War and today there are signs where the Freight Depot was damaged by gun fire during the Civil War.

After the War, John Wesley Kirk married Florela Culpepper. L. Hoyt Kirk wrote:6

John Wesley Kirk... reared his family on the farm on what is known locally as Cotton Ridge which is about four miles west of [what is now the town of] Wadley in Randolph County, Alabama. About 1912, all of my grandfather's children lived within a ten mile radius of where they grew up. All of his sons were farmers and all of his daughters married farmers.... Farming is an honorable occupation, but it is not a profitable occupation, or was not back in those days on small farms by mule in Randolph, Clay, Chambers, and Tallapoosa counties. And today with all the mechanical equipment and large acreage farming, most farmers are in debt.... But they [Kirk's] were honorable citizens, church goers, honest, paid their debts, their word was their bond. If a Kirk had two dollars and you needed one, he would give you one.... For several years, my father and I would cut firewood for grandfather and haul it to him in the winter months. One cold windy day we carried grandfather a load of wood. When we unloaded the wood, grandfather came out with his overcoat on and got on the wagon to go home with us. He sat on the back of the wagon bed with his feet hanging off and Dad said, "John, you are not going to sit back there. Come up here on this spring seat." When we got home, my Dad stopped the mules in front of the wagon shelter and grandfather said, "Turn around, turn around." When Dad turned the mules around, he turned too short and the front wheel caught the side of the wagon bed and raised it up and out went grandfather, head first on the tongue of the wagon between the mules. Dad reached down and caught him by the seat of the pants and pulled him back up on the spring seat and said, "Did it hurt you, John?" Grandfather said, "Yes, by grassis, you know it hurt me." He got mad and would not say a word. He went on to the house. Dad and I put up the mules and went in to eat lunch and sat down to the dinner table and Dad said, "Ask the blessing John, and make it short, I am hungry." That tickled my grandfather and started him laughing. He couldn't be mad any longer....

John Wesley Kirk was a Mason. 
Reunion* Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:00 PM
Subject: Kirk Reunion

Lew I hope you are in touch with Douglas by now.

As to the Daniel Kirk reunion I have pictures starting in 1954 and up to 2011. The 1954 group picture has all eleven brothers and sisters that reached adulthood. Also a second picture

includes all of their families to that point. We had earlier reunions but I would have to search further. There is no one in Ashland of the original family so for the last two years we have met in

a Hotel in Oxford, Al. It is open to all but few show up, since it is not in Ashland. As soon as the plans are set for 2012, I'll let you know.

I can remember attending the John W Kirk family Reunion for a few years as a child, and I believe the Dan Kirk reunion just picked where that one left off.

The John W family Picnic met at an area called The Bald Rock. It was in an area of an out-croping hard hard rock with a creek flowing thru it. and plenty of room for many families.

There were other folks gathered there as well.

Douglas told me the property was sold and the new owner closed it to the public. That was years ago. Too bad!

Cheers for now.

John.7 

Family

Florela Caroline Culpepper (22 Jan 1849 - 18 Aug 1929)
Marriage*27 Nov 1865 He married Florela Caroline Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 27 Nov 1865 at age 21. 
Children
Last Edited31 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. Anniston Calhoun County Public Library, Randolph County, Alabama Birth Register 1886-1895, Anniston, AL: Annie Calhoun Book Shop, 1989.
    p. 56.
  2. E-mail written July 2006 to Lew Griffin from Carlos F. Robertson, Carrollton, Georgia, e-mail address.
  3. Correspondence from Leonard Hoyt Kirk to Lew Griffin.
  4. letter 14 Sep 1992
  5. letter 28 Sep 1992
  6. letter 15 Oct 1992
  7. E-mail written Sep 2009 - Jul 2011 to Lew Griffin from John Paul Kirk, e-mail address.

James Rodger Perry

Male, #32477, (Jan 1822 - 17 Jun 1897)
Father*Hugh Perry Jr. (1798 - )
Mother*Sarah Cooksey (1805 - 1887)
Birth*Jan 1822 James was born at Pendleton District, South Carolina, in Jan 1822.1 
Marriage*circa 1843 He married Easter Perry circa 1843. 
Birth of Son8 Apr 1848 His son John Wesley Perry was born on 8 Apr 1848 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son26 Feb 1851 His son Wiley Whitfield Perry was born on 26 Feb 1851. 
Employment* James's occupation: Methodist min.. 
Census*1880 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Almond, Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Death of Spouse19 Jun 1887 His wife Easter Perry died on 19 Jun 1887 at Randolph Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Mother1887 His mother Sarah Cooksey died in 1887.1 
Death*17 Jun 1897 He died at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 17 Jun 1897 at age 75.2 
Burial* His body was interred at Almond United Methodist Cemetery, Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* "James R. Perry was in Pendelton S.C. - 1823" was recorded in the "GRAND-PARENTS" section of the Bible of a grandson, L. M. Perry. This does not say that J. R. Perry was BORN in SC in 1823. The record which follows records that "Grand Mother (Ester Perry) was born in Pendelton S.C. in 1813." This would seem to suggest that the family did not know when and where James R. Perry had been born but did know that he was in South Carolina at least by 1823. The following is from L. M. Perry family Bible under "IMPORTANT INCIDENTS About Ancestry, Birth, Education, Early History, etc., etc.": James R. Perry was a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church thirty six years and was a travelling preacher six years. 

Family

Easter Perry (16 Mar 1811 - 19 Jun 1887)
Marriage*circa 1843 He married Easter Perry circa 1843. 
Children
Last Edited23 Feb 2002

Citations

  1. William Perry Garner family group sheets, William Perry Garner to Lew Griffin.
    13 Apr 1981 p. 48.
  2. William Perry Garner family group sheets, William Perry Garner to Lew Griffin.
    15 Feb 1981 p. 24.

Easter Perry

Female, #32478, (16 Mar 1811 - 19 Jun 1887)
Birth*16 Mar 1811 Easter was born at Pendleton District, South Carolina, on 16 Mar 1811.1 
Marriage27 Nov 1829 She married Campbell Powell on 27 Nov 1829 at age 18. 
Married Name27 Nov 1829  As of 27 Nov 1829, her married name was Powell. 
Marriage*circa 1843 She married James Rodger Perry circa 1843. 
Birth of Son8 Apr 1848 Her son John Wesley Perry was born on 8 Apr 1848 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son26 Feb 1851 Her son Wiley Whitfield Perry was born on 26 Feb 1851. 
Census*1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Almond, Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Death*19 Jun 1887 She died at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 19 Jun 1887 at age 76.2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Almond United Methodist Cemetery, Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama

Family 1

Campbell Powell (18 Apr 1791 - 23 Jan 1840)
Marriage27 Nov 1829 She married Campbell Powell on 27 Nov 1829 at age 18. 

Family 2

James Rodger Perry (Jan 1822 - 17 Jun 1897)
Marriage*circa 1843 She married James Rodger Perry circa 1843. 
Children
Last Edited15 Mar 2000

Citations

  1. William Perry Garner family group sheets, William Perry Garner to Lew Griffin.
    5 Feb 1981 p. 24.
  2. William Perry Garner family group sheets, William Perry Garner to Lew Griffin.
    15 Feb 1981 p. 24.

Jonathan A. Haralson

Male, #32479, (22 Sep 1822 - 30 Jul 1854)
Father*Herndon Haralson (25 Dec 1796 - 25 Oct 1868)
Mother*Elizabeth Summers Patterson (1794 - 21 Aug 1868)
Birth*22 Sep 1822 Jonathan was born at Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland, on 22 Sep 1822.1 
Marriage*9 Jun 1842 He married Fynetta Elizabeth Rowden Rison on 9 Jun 1842 at age 19.1 
Birth of Son23 Jul 1848 His son James Fletcher Haralson was born on 23 Jul 1848 at Georgia
Death*30 Jul 1854 He died at Troup Co., Georgia, on 30 Jul 1854 at age 31.1 
Burial* His body was interred at West Point City Cemetery, West Point, Troup Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Fynetta Elizabeth Rowden Rison (1826 - 1891)
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Danny Keith Haralson, Haralson- Harrelson Family History and Lineage, Mesa, AZ: Cox Printing, 1999, 1999.
    p. 158.

Fynetta Elizabeth Rowden Rison

Female, #32480, (1826 - 1891)
Birth*1826 Fynetta was born in 1826.1 
Marriage*9 Jun 1842 She married Jonathan A. Haralson on 9 Jun 1842.1 
Married Name9 Jun 1842  As of 9 Jun 1842, her married name was Haralson. 
Birth of Son23 Jul 1848 Her son James Fletcher Haralson was born on 23 Jul 1848 at Georgia
Death of Spouse30 Jul 1854 Her husband Jonathan A. Haralson died on 30 Jul 1854 at Troup Co., Georgia.1 
Death*1891 She died at Troup Co., Georgia, in 1891.1 
Burial* Her body was interred at West Point City Cemetery, West Point, Troup Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Jonathan A. Haralson (22 Sep 1822 - 30 Jul 1854)
Marriage*9 Jun 1842 She married Jonathan A. Haralson on 9 Jun 1842.1 
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Danny Keith Haralson, Haralson- Harrelson Family History and Lineage, Mesa, AZ: Cox Printing, 1999, 1999.
    p. 158.

John Polk Clegg

Male, #32481, (14 Oct 1792 - 30 Aug 1854)
Father*Thomas Clegg (6 Mar 1767 - 23 Oct 1827)
Mother*Bridget Polk (3 Jun 1772 - )
Birth*14 Oct 1792 John was born at Chatham Co., North Carolina, on 14 Oct 1792. 
Marriage*21 Jan 1816 He married Martha Shurd Boone at Maury Co., Tennessee, on 21 Jan 1816 at age 23.1 
Birth of Son21 Jul 1817 His son William Clegg was born on 21 Jul 1817. 
Birth of Son14 Sep 1818 His son James Polk Clegg was born on 14 Sep 1818. 
Birth of Son16 Sep 1821 His son Joseph Clegg was born on 16 Sep 1821. 
Birth of Son13 Apr 1824 His son Thomas Watt Clegg was born on 13 Apr 1824. 
Birth of Son14 Dec 1826 His son John Wesley Clegg was born on 14 Dec 1826. 
Death of Father23 Oct 1827 His father Thomas Clegg died on 23 Oct 1827. 
Birth of Son8 May 1831 His son George Clegg was born on 8 May 1831. 
Birth of Son14 Jan 1834 His son Isaac Newton Clegg was born on 14 Jan 1834. 
Birth of Son20 Nov 1836 His son Benjamin Franklin Clegg was born on 20 Nov 1836. 
Birth of Son10 Sep 1839 His son Andrew Baxter Clegg was born on 10 Sep 1839. 
Birth of Son24 Jul 1844 His son Martin Luther Clegg was born on 24 Jul 1844. 
Death*30 Aug 1854 He died at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 30 Aug 1854 at age 61. 
Biography* John Polk Clegg appeared as a private in Capt. Aaron Evan's Co., 5th Infantry Regiment from Raleigh, NC on an 1814 muster roll. 

Family

Martha Shurd Boone (25 Jan 1801 - 9 Aug 1864)
Marriage*21 Jan 1816 He married Martha Shurd Boone at Maury Co., Tennessee, on 21 Jan 1816 at age 23.1 
Children
Last Edited10 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jul 2011 to Lew Griffin from Fred Summerlin, e-mail address.

Martha Shurd Boone

Female, #32482, (25 Jan 1801 - 9 Aug 1864)
Name Variation She was also known as Martha Shurd Boon.1 
Name Variation She was also known as Martha Sherrod Boone. 
Birth*25 Jan 1801 Martha was born at North Carolina on 25 Jan 1801. 
Marriage*21 Jan 1816 She married John Polk Clegg at Maury Co., Tennessee, on 21 Jan 1816 at age 14.1 
Married Name21 Jan 1816  As of 21 Jan 1816, her married name was Clegg. 
Birth of Son21 Jul 1817 Her son William Clegg was born on 21 Jul 1817. 
Birth of Son14 Sep 1818 Her son James Polk Clegg was born on 14 Sep 1818. 
Birth of Son16 Sep 1821 Her son Joseph Clegg was born on 16 Sep 1821. 
Birth of Son13 Apr 1824 Her son Thomas Watt Clegg was born on 13 Apr 1824. 
Birth of Son14 Dec 1826 Her son John Wesley Clegg was born on 14 Dec 1826. 
Birth of Son8 May 1831 Her son George Clegg was born on 8 May 1831. 
Birth of Son14 Jan 1834 Her son Isaac Newton Clegg was born on 14 Jan 1834. 
Birth of Son20 Nov 1836 Her son Benjamin Franklin Clegg was born on 20 Nov 1836. 
Birth of Son10 Sep 1839 Her son Andrew Baxter Clegg was born on 10 Sep 1839. 
Birth of Son24 Jul 1844 Her son Martin Luther Clegg was born on 24 Jul 1844. 
Death of Spouse30 Aug 1854 Her husband John Polk Clegg died on 30 Aug 1854 at Jefferson Co., Arkansas
Death*9 Aug 1864 She died at Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 9 Aug 1864 at age 63. 
Researcher*Jul 2011 From: Fred Summerlin
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 7:04 AM

Subject: Culpepper Daughters & Their Descendants

Howdy:

Martha Shurd Boon marriage to John P. Clegg is recorded in Maury Co Tennessee, not NC.

Hope this helps.

I'm searching for parents of Martha Shurd Boon. I'm a directdescendant of her brother Joseph Boon. You have anything to share?

Thanks,

Fred Summerlin
NC.1 

Family

John Polk Clegg (14 Oct 1792 - 30 Aug 1854)
Marriage*21 Jan 1816 She married John Polk Clegg at Maury Co., Tennessee, on 21 Jan 1816 at age 14.1 
Children
Last Edited10 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jul 2011 to Lew Griffin from Fred Summerlin, e-mail address.

Isaiah Harbour

Male, #32483, (18 Apr 1800 - 20 Jun 1856)
Father*Talmon Harbour (s 1770 - )
Mother*Elizabeth Calloway (s 1772 - )
Birth*18 Apr 1800 Isaiah was born at Franklin Co., Georgia, on 18 Apr 1800.1 
Employment* Isaiah's occupation: minister. 
Marriage*20 Dec 1823 He married Mary Jincy Miller at Perry Co., Alabama, on 20 Dec 1823 at age 23.1 
Birth of Son18 Jan 1829 His son Michael Hermiter Harbour was born on 18 Jan 1829 at Perry Co., Alabama.1 
Death*20 Jun 1856 He died at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 20 Jun 1856 at age 56.1 
Biography* According to p. 394 of The Harbours in America by Louis J. Williams: Isaiah and Jincy Harbour in the early 1850s left their three grown children, Talmon, Polly, and Mikel H. in Mississippi and with their other eleven children moved to Texas and settled on a farm on Clarks Creek in Lavaca County, near where the town of Yoakum now stands, and there they spent the balance of their lives. Jincy died in 1884.... The Rev. Isaiah Harbour d in 1856 while on a preaching mission.
      On p. 395, the eleventh child was listed as "Chilion C." who was supposed to have died in the Civil War. However this was followed by a note: Chilion C., if younger [than brother Matthew], as indicated, was not mentioned as a minor child when his father [Isaiah] d 1856 (as were M. G., Elijah T. and Jincy). 

Family

Mary Jincy Miller (24 Feb 1807 - 19 Dec 1882)
Children
Last Edited25 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. Louis J. Williams, The Harbours in America, 7904 Joliet Ave, Lubbock TX 79423: The Harbour / Witt Family Association, 1982.
    p 99.

Mary Jincy Miller

Female, #32484, (24 Feb 1807 - 19 Dec 1882)
Father*Elijah Miller (1759 - a 14 Feb 1837)
Mother*Mary Oliver (s 1761 - a 1837)
Birth*24 Feb 1807 Mary was born at Tennessee on 24 Feb 1807.1 
Marriage*20 Dec 1823 She married Isaiah Harbour at Perry Co., Alabama, on 20 Dec 1823 at age 16.1 
Married Name20 Dec 1823  As of 20 Dec 1823, her married name was Harbour. 
Birth of Son18 Jan 1829 Her son Michael Hermiter Harbour was born on 18 Jan 1829 at Perry Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Spouse20 Jun 1856 Her husband Isaiah Harbour died on 20 Jun 1856 at Lavaca Co., Texas.1 
Death of Son13 Nov 1880 Her son Michael Hermiter Harbour died on 13 Nov 1880 at Yalobusha Co., Mississippi.1 
Death*19 Dec 1882 She died at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 19 Dec 1882 at age 75.1 
Burial* Her body was interred at Mount Olive Cemetery, Lavaca Co., Texas.2 

Family

Isaiah Harbour (18 Apr 1800 - 20 Jun 1856)
Marriage*20 Dec 1823 She married Isaiah Harbour at Perry Co., Alabama, on 20 Dec 1823 at age 16.1 
Children
Last Edited3 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. Louis J. Williams, The Harbours in America, 7904 Joliet Ave, Lubbock TX 79423: The Harbour / Witt Family Association, 1982.
    p 99.
  2. Sammy Tise, Lavaca Co., TX - Cemetery Records, Hallettsville, TX: Sammy Tise.
    Vol I p 52.

Annira J. Culpepper

Female, #32487, (3 Dec 1849 - 10 Sep 1935)
Father*Charles William Culpepper (16 Jul 1824 - 8 Jun 1900)
Mother*Mary Jane English (15 Oct 1830 - 19 Jan 1910)
Name Variation She was also known as Anna. 
Birth*3 Dec 1849 Annira was born at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1849. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Annira and Mary listed as a household member living with Charles William Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Coweta Co., Georgia.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Annira, Elam, Sarah, Warner and English listed as a household member living with Charles William Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Haralson, Coweta Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*19 Aug 1869 She married William Franklin Gay at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Aug 1869 at age 19.3 
Married Name19 Aug 1869  As of 19 Aug 1869, her married name was Gay. 
Birth of Son28 May 1870 Her son John Franklin Gay was born on 28 May 1870 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son11 Nov 1878 Her son William Henry Gay was born on 11 Nov 1878 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son5 Dec 1880 Her son Joseph Roswell Gay was born on 5 Dec 1880 at Sasserville, now Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Photographed*say 1885 She was photographed say 1885 at Sasserville, now Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia.
Annira J. (Culpepper) Gay
Birth of Son6 Jul 1885 Her son Benjamin Walton Gay III was born on 6 Jul 1885 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Father8 Jun 1900 Her father Charles William Culpepper died on 8 Jun 1900 at Gordon Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1910 Her mother Mary Jane English died on 19 Jan 1910 at Gordon Co., Georgia.4 
Census1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Meriwether Co., Georgia, in 1910. 
Death of Spouse21 Oct 1916 Her husband William Franklin Gay died on 21 Oct 1916 at Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Son20 Oct 1918 Her son William Henry Gay died on 20 Oct 1918 at Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death*10 Sep 1935 She died at Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Sep 1935 at age 85. 
Burial*circa 12 Sep 1935 Her body was interred circa 12 Sep 1935 at Gay City Cemetery, Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Biography* Mrs. W. B. (M. Louise Culpepper) Broach wrote 27 Sep 1978: When the [Charles William Culpepper] family moved from Haralson, his oldest daughter stayed and married a young man named Willie Gay. She was her father's heart's desire -- he called her 'Scrap' because she was a little person -- and he grieved over leaving her.
      Eleanor Culpepper Willingham visited the W. F. Gay home and saw a picture of Annira whom Eleanor described in a 13 Jul 1984 letter as "a rather plump lady, black hair, parted in middle - a very pleasant expression - round face." The dates given with the picture indicate that Annira was born in 8 Mar 1869 and died 10 Sep 1931 but she was listed in the 1850 census as an 8 month old child so the birth year is definitely incorrect. Annira was buried in the Gay Family Cemetery whose records indicate a birth 3 Dec 1849 and a death 10 Sep 1935.

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

She was small and lively "the apple of her father's eye". She had nicknamed her "Scrap". She was in love with W.F. Gay, but Charles considered him a worthless fellow, who had not a dime, but when Charles decided to leave Coweta County "Anna" eloped with W. F. because she did not want to move.

W. F. resented her father's attitude and moved to show him he could take care of Anna. He wound up being the county's leading citizen, owned over 2,000 acres of rich farm land, built the town , which bears his name.

He had many tenant farmers working on his place, and ran a Commissary to take care of all their needs. He built a store "and sold everything from a row of pins to a two horse wagon. His store, which stands, today also houses the Post Office. He took his
young grandson Alvin Keith, as a partner in the store, named "Gay and Keith" and trained Alvin to run the business. Alvin lived with his grandparents and took excellent care of them. He ran the business until his death.

"Anna" was bright and cheerful and happy, and they had a happy family.

[Note from Dorothy Gay Poole and Gayle L. Poole. William Franklin Gay opened his Mercantile in 1890 in a 2 story wooden structure, and the 2 story brick building that stands there today was built in 1911. It was Joseph Roswell Gay that brought his nephew. Alvin Keith, into the business. On the 1900 US Census it shows that Joseph R. Gay had acquired some 10,000 acres of farm land, making him one of the largest land owners in Meriwether County. Alvin's grand nieces and nephews called him "Attie"]. 

Family

William Franklin Gay (17 Sep 1850 - 21 Oct 1916)
Marriage*19 Aug 1869 She married William Franklin Gay at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Aug 1869 at age 19.3 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 297, 19th Division, Coweta Co., GA
    Charles W. Culpepper, 26, M, Boot & Shoe Maker, $150, SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, 19, F, GA
    Ann Ira Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 729, Haralson PO, Coweta Co., GA (ID: 32277)
    Charles W. Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, $2000/$5191, SC
    Mary J. Culpepper, 29, F, GA
    Elmira Culpepper, 10, F, GA
    Elim Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Warner Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    English Culpepper, 2, F, GA (English was actually recorded at the bottom of the page, five families removed from this one, as if he were part of the Charles H. Pyron HH, but it seems likely that the enumerator subsequently discovered the omission of English from the Culpepper family and simply added English at the bottom of the page).
  3. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Anora Culpepper and W. F. Gay on 19 Aug 1869 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  4. Jo B. Gladney and J. L. Henderson Sue Henderson, compiler, Gordon County, GA Cemetery Records, Calhoun, GA: Gordon County Historical Society, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8362 V3h.
    West Union Cemetery, Curryville community adjacent to Floyd County line in Gordon Co., GA
    + Charles William Culpepper, 16 Jul 1824 – 8 Jun 1900, Mason
    + Mary Jane English Culpepper, 15 Oct 1830 – 19 Jan 1910.

William Franklin Gay

Male, #32488, (17 Sep 1850 - 21 Oct 1916)
Father*Columbus Gay (1822 - a 1880)
Mother*Martha Jane Sasser (1 Nov 1824 - 26 Aug 1911)
Birth*17 Sep 1850 William was born at Sasserville, now Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 17 Sep 1850. 
Employment* William's occupation: postmaster. 
Photographed*1869 He was photographed in 1869 at Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1
William Franklin Gay
Marriage*19 Aug 1869 He married Annira J. Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Aug 1869 at age 18.2 
Birth of Son28 May 1870 His son John Franklin Gay was born on 28 May 1870 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son11 Nov 1878 His son William Henry Gay was born on 11 Nov 1878 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Photographedcirca 1880 He was photographed circa 1880 at Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1
William Franklin Gay
Birth of Son5 Dec 1880 His son Joseph Roswell Gay was born on 5 Dec 1880 at Sasserville, now Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son6 Jul 1885 His son Benjamin Walton Gay III was born on 6 Jul 1885 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Census*1910 A census listed William as head of household at Meriwether Co., Georgia, in 1910. 
Death of Mother26 Aug 1911 His mother Martha Jane Sasser died on 26 Aug 1911 at Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death*21 Oct 1916 He died at Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 21 Oct 1916 at age 66. 
Burial*after 21 Oct 1916 His body was interred after 21 Oct 1916 at Gay City Cemetery, Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Biography* William Franklin was known as "Willie." The following is from p. 1 of a booklet, "Gay, Georgia," about the town which was named for William Franklin Gay: In 1882 Mr. William F. Gay, who was the grandson of Mr. Sasser and who was then living in the home with the widow of Mr. Sasser, opened a small store here and in a few years it seemed that a post office was needed. Mr. Gay applied for one but since there was a Post Office in the Southern part of the state named Sasser, the department refused to name the new Post Office Sasserville. Mr. Henry R. Harris, who was in Congress at that time and who was assisting Mr. Gay in securing the post office, named the town Gay in honor of Mr. William E. Gay, hence the reason for the place being named Gay. Gay moved along for years with just the one store until Mr. J. W. Estes built another and this was the town until 1908. At that time the A. B. and A. Railroad was built which came right through the little town and along with it came rapid growth, there being erected several brick buildings, stores, warehouses, a bank, and a little later, a sweet potato curing plant. During these years Gay was the largest cotton shipping point in Meriwether County as well as the largest shipping point on the new railroad between Altanta, and Fitzgerald.

The following is from:

Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga.,
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895
Pages 508-509

W. F. Gay

W. F. Gay, is one of those citizens of Meriwether county who may point with pride to patriotic ancestry, two of his great-grandfathers having served with valor in the revolutionary struggle. Some time after the war the son of one of these men, Benjamin Gay, brought his wife, Mrs. Ann (Gay) Gay, from their native state, North Carolina, to settle in Georgia. Their son, Columbus Gay, married Miss Martha Sasser, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Beverly) Sasser. The father of the former served throughout the revolution under Gen. Washington and to the day of his death bore on his head the scars of several wounds received in that war. This family was also of North Carolina nativity, but William Sasser came to Georgia early in the century and settled in Monroe county. The move being made in mid-winter, with the ground frozen, and the settlement in the woods, much suffering and privation was entailed upon the settlers while, with the aid of kind neighbors, they constructed a home. Mr. Sasser served in the war of 1812, and in 1829 transferred his family to Meriwether county and again created a home in the wilderness. In these days of comfort, with the countless conveniences of modern life, it is hard to realize what our predecessors of one or two generations had to endure. Around this lonely home towered the primeval forest, in whose shadows lurked the timid deer and the ravenous wolf. Many a night were the slumbers of the pioneer family broken, and their hearts filled with far, by the hideous and terrifying howls of the wolves. Many a morning saw their stock of sheep, pigs or calves diminished as the result of these marauding visits. Neighbors were distant and privileges few. For years they rode fifteen miles for the purpose of attending church. Mr. Sasser, desiring to increase the educational facilities for his own and his neighbor’s children, gave two acres of land for the purpose of erecting an academy. The son of Columbus and Martha (Sasser) Gay, W.F. Gay,
was born here in 1850. He passed his early years on the farm, but received a good education, and has developed a very fine business talent, as well as cultivating his farm with great success. For twelve years he has resided at Gay, carrying on a thriving mercantile trade. The respect in which he is held by his fellow-citizens is evinced by the responsibilities they have laid upon
him. He has been county bailiff, justice of the peace, and for the last six years county commissioner. His wife was Miss Anna Culpepper, daughter of Charles and Jane (English) Culpepper, old settlers of Coweta county, and natives of South Carolina. Mr. Culpepper was a soldier in the late war. Mrs. Gay was born in Coweta county in 1849, and is a member of the Primitive Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. Gay were married in 1869, and their union has been blessed with eleven children: John, Emma, Lula, Mattie, Henry, Leila, Joe, Dallie, Ben, Bessie and Iva.

According to Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham in a 13 Jul 1984 letter, the Cotton Pickin Fair which is held in Gay features "'Grandpa's House' which is the old [William Franklin] Gay Home. The rooms are rented to groups for crafts for the fair but the long hall holds family protraits. Explanatory notes are in some black frames. The portraits are in the original old antique frames." According to Eleanor, one plaque gives the date of birth for W. F. Gay as 20 Aug 1869 but this is impossible because his first child was born in 1870. The cemetery record gives his date of birth as 17 Sep 1850. 

Family

Annira J. Culpepper (3 Dec 1849 - 10 Sep 1935)
Marriage*19 Aug 1869 He married Annira J. Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Aug 1869 at age 18.2 
Children
Last Edited20 May 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003-20011 to Lew Griffin from Gayle Louise Poole, Atlanta, GA, e-mail address.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Anora Culpepper and W. F. Gay on 19 Aug 1869 in Meriwether Co., GA.

Columbus Gay

Male, #32489, (1822 - after 1880)
Birth*1822 Columbus was born in 1822.1 
Marriage*circa 1845 He married Martha Jane Sasser circa 1845. Columbus and Martha were later divorced. 
Birth of Son17 Sep 1850 His son William Franklin Gay was born on 17 Sep 1850 at Sasserville, now Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death*after 1880 He died at Alabama after 1880.1 
Biography* Eleanor Culpepper Willingham noted in Gay Cemetery records that the place of burial of Columbus Gay is unknown.
.
From Elizabeth Biggs, Mar 2002: Children of Columbus Gay and Martha Jane Sasser also included:
.
Beniamin Walton Gay b.Mar 1848 d.Sep 1864. He enlisted in the Georgia Infantry 1862. He was captured at Marietta Ga in Jun 1864 and died of typhoid fever at Camp Merton Ind. during the Civil War. He is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Indianapolis Ind. grave #1113. .
Sarah Elizabeth Gay was born in Gay Ga. in 1853. She married James Madison Biggs in 1874. They had 13 children. James was a tyrant. She divorced him and moved with her children to Huntsville Ala. She is buried in Maple Hill Cem. in Huntsville. He seemed to have vanished. Her children: James Emmet b.1875 d.1960; Mattie Myrtis b. 1877 d. 1961; Mary Almer b. 1878 d. 1935; William Ernest b. 1880; Emma Lula b. 1881; Joseph Arthur b. 1883 d. 1971; Frederick Charles b. 1885 d. 1968; Sally Fannie b. 1887 d. 1901; Katy Lee b. 1889; Elsie Mae b. 1891 d. 1963; Grover Ceveland b. 1893 d. 1974; Elizabeth Sasser b. 1897; John Robert b. 1899. She took all these kids and left James. Her brother William was fond of his sister and tried to get her to return to GA . 

Family

Martha Jane Sasser (1 Nov 1824 - 26 Aug 1911)
Child
Last Edited1 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003-20011 to Lew Griffin from Gayle Louise Poole, Atlanta, GA, e-mail address.

Martha Jane Sasser

Female, #32490, (1 Nov 1824 - 26 Aug 1911)
Father*William Sasser (27 Jul 1791 - 5 May 1853)
Mother*Elizabeth Beverly (30 Nov 1796 - 25 Nov 1890)
Birth*1 Nov 1824 Martha was born on 1 Nov 1824. 
Marriage*circa 1845 She married Columbus Gay circa 1845. Columbus and Martha were later divorced. 
Married Namecirca 1845  As of circa 1845, her married name was Gay. 
Birth of Son17 Sep 1850 Her son William Franklin Gay was born on 17 Sep 1850 at Sasserville, now Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Father5 May 1853 Her father William Sasser died on 5 May 1853 at Sasserville, now Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother25 Nov 1890 Her mother Elizabeth Beverly died on 25 Nov 1890 at Sasserville, now Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Photographed*say 1900 She was photographed say 1900 at Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia.
Martha Jane (Sasser) Gay
Census*1910 A census listed Martha as head of household at Meriwether Co., Georgia, in 1910. 
Death*26 Aug 1911 She died at Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 26 Aug 1911 at age 86. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Gay City Cemetery, Gay, Meriwether Co., Georgia

Family

Columbus Gay (1822 - after 1880)
Marriage*circa 1845 She married Columbus Gay circa 1845. Columbus and Martha were later divorced. 
Child
Last Edited21 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003-20011 to Lew Griffin from Gayle Louise Poole, Atlanta, GA, e-mail address.