Charles Smith Culpepper

Male, #34951, (23 Oct 1871 - 20 May 1941)
Father*James Daniel Culpepper (26 Mar 1834 - 1 Nov 1903)
Mother*Fereba Lydia Fling (30 Oct 1836 - 11 Jul 1915)
Birth*23 Oct 1871 Charles was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 23 Oct 1871.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 James, John, Warren, Charles, Enoch and Emmet was listed as a son in James Daniel Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Charles and John was listed as a son in James Daniel Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Photographed22 Nov 1900 He appeared as a son in a family photograph on 22 Nov 1900 at age 66
Assumed to be Thanksgiving Day 1900:

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

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

Back row: Marvin & Charles Culpepper, Lucy (wife of Marvin), Cora (wife of Warren), Wilbur Culpepper, Susie (wife of Jim, who is back of her with hat), John (next to Jim), son Emmett is not in picture.4
James Daniel Culpepper family
Photographed*say 1903 He was photographed say 1903 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5
Charles Smith Culpepper
Marriage*23 Apr 1903 He married Evelyn Landrum at Georgia on 23 Apr 1903 at age 31. 
Death of Father1 Nov 1903 His father James Daniel Culpepper died on 1 Nov 1903 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son14 Apr 1904 His son James Oliver Culpepper was born on 14 Apr 1904 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Mother11 Jul 1915 His mother Fereba Lydia Fling died on 11 Jul 1915 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.10 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Culpepper Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 
Death of Son5 Nov 1938 His son James Oliver Culpepper died on 5 Nov 1938 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.12,7 
Death*20 May 1941 He died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 20 May 1941 at age 69.13,1 
Burial*circa 22 May 1941 His body was interred circa 22 May 1941 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.14,1 
Biography* Charles was nationally known as a breeder of July Foxhounds.4 

Family

Evelyn Landrum (15 Oct 1880 - 22 Jun 1961)
Marriage*23 Apr 1903 He married Evelyn Landrum at Georgia on 23 Apr 1903 at age 31. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Charles S. Culpepper, 23 Oct 1871 – 20 May 1941.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 47, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Feriby Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 43, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, Son, M, S, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, S, 15, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, S, 13, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Lora Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Emmie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 6M, --- , GA/GA/GA (Actually a son named Emmet)
    Beny Montgomery, Other, M, S, B, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 323B (16), Family 307, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    James D. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1834, 66, md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Pherabee Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct 1836, 63, md 40 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Charlie Culpepper, Son, M, Oct 1871, 28, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Brick Mason
    George W. Culpepper, Father, M, Dec 1808, 91, Wid, SC/SC/SC.
  4. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  5. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
    and William Paul Lowery.
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + James Daniel Culpepper, 26 Mar 1834 – 1 Nov 1903, Pvt., Co. B, 1st GA Cav.
  7. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + James O. Culpepper, 14 Apr 1904 – 5 Nov 1938.
  8. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 5A-B, Lines 49-52, Mountville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Charles S. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md1-7 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Evie Culpepper, Wife, F, 29, md1-7 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, Son, M, 6, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Virginia Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  9. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Fereba L. Culpepper, 30 Oct 1836 – 11 Jul 1915.
  10. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 5A, Lines 32-37, Luthersville-Greenville Rd, Meriwether Co., GA
    Charles S. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Evelyn Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, md, GA/GA/GA
    Virginia Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Evelyn J. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 8, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lidia Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katharine Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1 4/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  11. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 25, Page 6A, Culpepper Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Charles S. Culpepper, Head, M, 58, M, md @ 31, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Evia Lee Culpepper, Wife, F, 49, M, md @ 22, GA/GA/GA
    Lydia Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, GA/GA/GA.
  12. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    James O. Culpepper, d. 5 Nov 1938 in Fulton Co., GA.
  13. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Charles S. Culpepper, d. 20 May 1941 at 69 years in Meriwether Co., GA.
  14. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 49.

Evelyn Landrum

Female, #34952, (15 Oct 1880 - 22 Jun 1961)
Father*James Quitman Landrum (s 1850 - )
Mother*Ector Rosella Speer (s 1852 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Evia Lee. 
Birth*15 Oct 1880 Evelyn was born at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 15 Oct 1880.1 
Marriage*23 Apr 1903 She married Charles Smith Culpepper at Georgia on 23 Apr 1903 at age 22. 
Married Name23 Apr 1903  As of 23 Apr 1903, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son14 Apr 1904 Her son James Oliver Culpepper was born on 14 Apr 1904 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Evelyn was listed as Charles Smith Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Evelyn was listed as Charles Smith Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Evelyn was listed as Charles Smith Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Culpepper Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Son5 Nov 1938 Her son James Oliver Culpepper died on 5 Nov 1938 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.6,2 
Death of Spouse20 May 1941 Her husband Charles Smith Culpepper died on 20 May 1941 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7,8 
Death*22 Jun 1961 She died at Newnan, Coweta Co., Georgia, on 22 Jun 1961 at age 80.9,1 
Burial*23 Jun 1961 Her body was interred on 23 Jun 1961 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* The following funeral notice is from an unknown source circa 25 Jun 1961: Final Rites for Mrs. Culpepper In Lone Oak Mrs. Charles S. Culpepper, 80, well-known Meriwether County woman, died at the Newnan Hospital, Thursday, June 23 [read 22], following a short illness. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church in Lone Oak. Rev. Gilbert Steadham, of Chatsworth, a former paster, officiated, and was assisted by the pastor, Rev. Charles S. Meath of Gay. Pallbearers were Roswell Lee, William P. Lee, Jr., Bill Lowry, D. R. Nall, Jr., Marshall Willingham, Ralph Parham. Mrs. Culpepper had made her home at Lone Oak for the past 58 years. She was a native of Fayetteville, and had been an active member of the Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church for the past 58 years. She was the daughter of the late Quitman Landrum and Ector Speer Landrum, members of Fayette County families. She is survived by four daughters, Miss Lydia Culpepper of Lone Oak, Mrs. Sherman Martin and Mrs. Norris Williams, of Warner Robins, Mrs. Edward Goggans of Riverview, Ala., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. G. B. Smith of Cordele. Claude A. McKibben Funeral Home was in charge. 

Family

Charles Smith Culpepper (23 Oct 1871 - 20 May 1941)
Marriage*23 Apr 1903 She married Charles Smith Culpepper at Georgia on 23 Apr 1903 at age 22. 
Children
Last Edited6 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Evie Landrum Culpepper, 15 Oct 1880 – 22 Jun 1961.
  2. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + James O. Culpepper, 14 Apr 1904 – 5 Nov 1938.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 5A-B, Lines 49-52, Mountville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Charles S. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md1-7 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Evie Culpepper, Wife, F, 29, md1-7 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, Son, M, 6, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Virginia Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 5A, Lines 32-37, Luthersville-Greenville Rd, Meriwether Co., GA
    Charles S. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Evelyn Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, md, GA/GA/GA
    Virginia Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Evelyn J. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 8, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lidia Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katharine Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1 4/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 25, Page 6A, Culpepper Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Charles S. Culpepper, Head, M, 58, M, md @ 31, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Evia Lee Culpepper, Wife, F, 49, M, md @ 22, GA/GA/GA
    Lydia Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, GA/GA/GA.
  6. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    James O. Culpepper, d. 5 Nov 1938 in Fulton Co., GA.
  7. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Charles S. Culpepper, d. 20 May 1941 at 69 years in Meriwether Co., GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Charles S. Culpepper, 23 Oct 1871 – 20 May 1941.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Evie L. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1961 at 80 years in Lee Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.

Enoch Marvin Culpepper

Male, #34953, (21 Aug 1874 - 17 Apr 1923)
Father*James Daniel Culpepper (26 Mar 1834 - 1 Nov 1903)
Mother*Fereba Lydia Fling (30 Oct 1836 - 11 Jul 1915)
Birth*21 Aug 1874 Enoch was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 21 Aug 1874.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 James, John, Warren, Charles, Enoch and Emmet was listed as a son in James Daniel Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Photographed*say 1895 He was photographed say 1895 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.
Enoch Marvin Culpepper
Marriage*25 Dec 1895 He married Lucy Stephens at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 25 Dec 1895 at age 21.3,4 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Enoch was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Photographed22 Nov 1900 He appeared as a son in a family photograph on 22 Nov 1900 at age 66
Assumed to be Thanksgiving Day 1900:

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

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

Back row: Marvin & Charles Culpepper, Lucy (wife of Marvin), Cora (wife of Warren), Wilbur Culpepper, Susie (wife of Jim, who is back of her with hat), John (next to Jim), son Emmett is not in picture.5
James Daniel Culpepper family
Death of Father1 Nov 1903 His father James Daniel Culpepper died on 1 Nov 1903 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
1910 Census*1 Jun 1910 Enoch was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.7 
Death of Mother11 Jul 1915 His mother Fereba Lydia Fling died on 11 Jul 1915 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Enoch was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.9 
Death*17 Apr 1923 He died at Navarro Co., Texas, on 17 Apr 1923 at age 48.10,1 
Burial*circa 19 Apr 1923 His body was interred circa 19 Apr 1923 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11,1 
Biography* Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham noted that Enoch "went to Texas and lived there until his death." 

Family

Lucy Stephens (May 1877 - )
Marriage*25 Dec 1895 He married Lucy Stephens at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 25 Dec 1895 at age 21.3,4 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Enoch Marvin Culpepper, 21 Aug 1874 – 17 Apr 1923.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 47, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Feriby Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 43, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, Son, M, S, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, S, 15, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, S, 13, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Lora Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Emmie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 6M, --- , GA/GA/GA (Actually a son named Emmet)
    Beny Montgomery, Other, M, S, B, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 323A (16), Family 297, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Marvin E. Culpepper, Head, M, Aug 1874, 25, md 4 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Lucy Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1877, 23, md 4 yrs, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA
    J. H. Farmer, Boarder, M, Jun 1849, 50, Wid, GA/GA/GA.
  4. Meriwether County Court of the Ordinary, Meriwether Co., GA Marriages, 1886-1902, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1963, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film # 327,665.
    E. M. Culpepper and Miss Lucy Stephens on 25 Dec 1895 in Meriwether Co., GA, Book G-143.
  5. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + James Daniel Culpepper, 26 Mar 1834 – 1 Nov 1903, Pvt., Co. B, 1st GA Cav.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 20, Sheet 4A, Pg 117A, Pct 5, Gen.com Img 30 , 604 Central Ave., Temple, Bell Co., TX
    E. M. Culpepper, Head, M, 36, M1, md-14 yrs, GA GA GA, Supt-Oil Mill
    Lucy Culpepper, Wife, M1, md-14 yrs, ch 0-0, GA GA GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Fereba L. Culpepper, 30 Oct 1836 – 11 Jul 1915.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 22, Sheet 2B, Pg 127, Pct. 5, 618 North 4th. St., Temple, Bell Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    O. M. Culpepper, Head, M, 43, M, GA GA GA, Superintendent-Oil Well
    Lucy M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, GA GA GA
    [This is possibly Ernest Moses Culpepper, ID: 4609, and his wife Lucille, but where are the children?]v.
  10. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    E. M. Culpepper, Navarro Co., Apr 17 1923, 13149.
  11. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 49.

Lucy Stephens1

Female, #34954, (May 1877 - )
Birth*May 1877 Lucy was born at Georgia in May 1877. 
Marriage*25 Dec 1895 She married Enoch Marvin Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 25 Dec 1895 at age 18.2,1 
Married Name25 Dec 1895  As of 25 Dec 1895, her married name was Culpepper.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Lucy was listed as Enoch Marvin Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Photographed22 Nov 1900 She appeared as a daughter-in-law in a family photograph on 22 Nov 1900 at age 66
Assumed to be Thanksgiving Day 1900:

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

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

Back row: Marvin & Charles Culpepper, Lucy (wife of Marvin), Cora (wife of Warren), Wilbur Culpepper, Susie (wife of Jim, who is back of her with hat), John (next to Jim), son Emmett is not in picture.3
James Daniel Culpepper family
1910 Census1 Jun 1910 Lucy was listed as Enoch Marvin Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Lucy was listed as Enoch Marvin Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.5 

Family

Enoch Marvin Culpepper (21 Aug 1874 - 17 Apr 1923)
Marriage*25 Dec 1895 She married Enoch Marvin Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 25 Dec 1895 at age 18.2,1 
Last Edited21 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Meriwether County Court of the Ordinary, Meriwether Co., GA Marriages, 1886-1902, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1963, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film # 327,665.
    E. M. Culpepper and Miss Lucy Stephens on 25 Dec 1895 in Meriwether Co., GA, Book G-143.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 323A (16), Family 297, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Marvin E. Culpepper, Head, M, Aug 1874, 25, md 4 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Lucy Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1877, 23, md 4 yrs, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA
    J. H. Farmer, Boarder, M, Jun 1849, 50, Wid, GA/GA/GA.
  3. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 20, Sheet 4A, Pg 117A, Pct 5, Gen.com Img 30 , 604 Central Ave., Temple, Bell Co., TX
    E. M. Culpepper, Head, M, 36, M1, md-14 yrs, GA GA GA, Supt-Oil Mill
    Lucy Culpepper, Wife, M1, md-14 yrs, ch 0-0, GA GA GA.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 22, Sheet 2B, Pg 127, Pct. 5, 618 North 4th. St., Temple, Bell Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    O. M. Culpepper, Head, M, 43, M, GA GA GA, Superintendent-Oil Well
    Lucy M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, GA GA GA
    [This is possibly Ernest Moses Culpepper, ID: 4609, and his wife Lucille, but where are the children?]v.

Emmet Koran Culpepper

Male, #34955, (27 Nov 1879 - 27 Dec 1967)
Father*James Daniel Culpepper (26 Mar 1834 - 1 Nov 1903)
Mother*Fereba Lydia Fling (30 Oct 1836 - 11 Jul 1915)
Birth*27 Nov 1879 Emmet was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 27 Nov 1879.1,2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 James, John, Warren, Charles, Enoch and Emmet was listed as a son in James Daniel Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Mallie, John, Emmet, William, Mallie and Anna was listed as a lodger living with John James Stephens's household on the 1900 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.4 
Death of Father1 Nov 1903 His father James Daniel Culpepper died on 1 Nov 1903 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Marriage*25 Nov 1909 He married Leona Elizabeth Miller at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 25 Nov 1909 at age 29.6 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Emmet was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.7 
Death of Mother11 Jul 1915 His mother Fereba Lydia Fling died on 11 Jul 1915 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son28 Feb 1918 His son Emmet Koran Culpepper Jr. was born on 28 Feb 1918 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Emmet was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.9 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Emmet was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.10 
Death*27 Dec 1967 He died at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1967 at age 88.11,1,12,2 
Burial*circa 29 Dec 1967 His body was interred circa 29 Dec 1967 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13,2 

Family

Leona Elizabeth Miller (28 Nov 1889 - 19 Nov 1968)
Marriage*25 Nov 1909 He married Leona Elizabeth Miller at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 25 Nov 1909 at age 29.6 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Emmet K. Culpepper, 27 Nov 1879 – 25 Dec 1967.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 47, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Feriby Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 43, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, Son, M, S, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, S, 15, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, S, 13, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Lora Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Emmie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 6M, --- , GA/GA/GA (Actually a son named Emmet)
    Beny Montgomery, Other, M, S, B, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 30, Sheet 11A, Pg 136, 3 Ward, Gen.com Img 21, 704 Ave 8, Temple, Bell Co., TX
    John Stephens, Head, M, Oct-1836, 63, M, md-37 yrs, AL NC NC, Carrying US Mail
    Annie E. Stephens, Wife, F, 52, md-37 yrs, ch 12/7, MS NC NC
    Jennie Stephens, Daughter, F, Nov-1873, 26, S, TX AL MS, Music Teacher
    Sa---- Stephens, Son, M, Sep-1879, 20, S, TX AL MS
    Essie Stephens, Daughter, F, Jun-1884, 16, S, TX AL MS
    Emmett Culpepper, Boarder, M, Nov-1879, 20, S, GA GA GA, Clerk-Grostore
    Ida Stephens, Daughter, F, Dec-1885, 14, S, TX AL MS
    Tabina Dabbs, Boarder, F, Jul-1838, 61, S, LA NC NC
    John M. Culpepper, Boarder, M, Aug-1859, 40, M, md-14, TX GA GA, Merchant-Gro
    Mallie Culpepper, Boarder, F, Feb-1869, 31, M, md-14, Ch 3/3, TX AL MS
    Louis Culpepper, Boarder, M, Sep-1889, 10, S, TX TX TX
    Mallie Culpepper, Boarder, F, Sep-1892, 7, S, TX TX TX
    Anna Culpepper, Boarder, F, Jan-1895, 5, S, TX TX TX
    Henry C. Levitle, Boarder, M, Oct-1877, 22, M, illeg, TX TX TX, Mail Carrier
    Annie Levitle, Boarder, F, Feb-1875, 24, M, md-2, Ch 7/1, TX TX TX
    Aline Levitle, Boarder, F, May-1899, 1, S, TX TX TX.
  5. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + James Daniel Culpepper, 26 Mar 1834 – 1 Nov 1903, Pvt., Co. B, 1st GA Cav.
  6. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    Emmett K. Culpepper and Leona Miller, W, 25 Nov 1909, Fulton Co., GA, Book Q-81.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Page 11a, Family 264, Gen.com img 21, Fairly St, 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Emmett Culpepper, Head, M, 30, md1-0 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Dry Goods Salesman
    Leona Culpepper, Wife, F, 21, md1-0 yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Fereba L. Culpepper, 30 Oct 1836 – 11 Jul 1915.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 121, Page 14A, Lines 4-8, Anc.com img 27, 17 Lucille St, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Emmet K. Culpepper, Head, M, 40, md, GA/GA/GA, Trv Salesman Mfg Co
    Leona M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md, GA/GA/GA
    Thelma Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Emmet K. Culpepper, Son, M, 1 10/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Marielynn Culpepper, Dau, F, 4/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  10. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 20, page 40A, 856 Ponce de Leon Place Place, NE, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Rent=$50, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Emmett Culpepper, Head, M, 47, M, md @ 27, GA/GA/GA, Occupation illegible
    Leona Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA
    Thelma Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, S, GA/GA/GA
    Emmett Culpepper, Son, M, 12, S, GA/GA/GA
    Marilyn Culpepper, Dau, F, 10, S, GA/GA/GA.
  11. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p. 49 has 27 Dec 1967.
  12. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Emmet K. Culpepper, d. 23 Dec 1967 at 88 years in DeKalb Co., GA; Res. in DeKalb Co., GA, 036245.
  13. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 49.

Leona Elizabeth Miller

Female, #34956, (28 Nov 1889 - 19 Nov 1968)
Birth*28 Nov 1889 Leona was born at Douglasville, Douglas Co., Georgia, on 28 Nov 1889.1 
Marriage*25 Nov 1909 She married Emmet Koran Culpepper at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 25 Nov 1909 at age 19.2 
Married Name25 Nov 1909  As of 25 Nov 1909, her married name was Culpepper. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Leona was listed as Emmet Koran Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son28 Feb 1918 Her son Emmet Koran Culpepper Jr. was born on 28 Feb 1918 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Leona was listed as Emmet Koran Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.5 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Leona was listed as Emmet Koran Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Spouse27 Dec 1967 Her husband Emmet Koran Culpepper died on 27 Dec 1967 at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.7,4,8,9 
Death*19 Nov 1968 She died at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 19 Nov 1968 at age 78.10 
Burial*circa 21 Nov 1968 Her body was interred circa 21 Nov 1968 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Emmet Koran Culpepper (27 Nov 1879 - 27 Dec 1967)
Marriage*25 Nov 1909 She married Emmet Koran Culpepper at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 25 Nov 1909 at age 19.2 
Children
Last Edited7 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Leona M. Culpepper, 28 Nov 1889 – 9 Nov 1968 (sic).
  2. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    Emmett K. Culpepper and Leona Miller, W, 25 Nov 1909, Fulton Co., GA, Book Q-81.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Page 11a, Family 264, Gen.com img 21, Fairly St, 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Emmett Culpepper, Head, M, 30, md1-0 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Dry Goods Salesman
    Leona Culpepper, Wife, F, 21, md1-0 yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 121, Page 14A, Lines 4-8, Anc.com img 27, 17 Lucille St, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Emmet K. Culpepper, Head, M, 40, md, GA/GA/GA, Trv Salesman Mfg Co
    Leona M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md, GA/GA/GA
    Thelma Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Emmet K. Culpepper, Son, M, 1 10/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Marielynn Culpepper, Dau, F, 4/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 20, page 40A, 856 Ponce de Leon Place Place, NE, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Rent=$50, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Emmett Culpepper, Head, M, 47, M, md @ 27, GA/GA/GA, Occupation illegible
    Leona Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA
    Thelma Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, S, GA/GA/GA
    Emmett Culpepper, Son, M, 12, S, GA/GA/GA
    Marilyn Culpepper, Dau, F, 10, S, GA/GA/GA.
  7. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p. 49 has 27 Dec 1967.
  8. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Emmet K. Culpepper, d. 23 Dec 1967 at 88 years in DeKalb Co., GA; Res. in DeKalb Co., GA, 036245.
  9. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Emmet K. Culpepper, 27 Nov 1879 – 25 Dec 1967.
  10. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Leona M. Culpepper, d. 19 Nov 1968 at 78 years in DeKalb Co., GA; Res. in DeKalb Co., GA.

Nancy Paulina Culpepper

Female, #34957, (5 Jan 1861 - 2 Nov 1894)
Father*Noah Smith Culpepper (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Mother*Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Name Variation She was also known as Lina.1 
Birth*5 Jan 1861 Nancy was born at Georgia on 5 Jan 1861. 
Photographedcirca 1862 She appeared as a daughter in a family photograph circa 1862 at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.
Martha (Almon) & Nancy Paulina Culpepper
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Martha, Nancy, Wesley, George, Henrietta and James listed as a household member living with Noah Smith Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Married Name1 Dec 1879  As of 1 Dec 1879, her married name was Roberts.1 
Marriage*1 Dec 1879 She married George Pierce Roberts at Carroll Co., Georgia, on 1 Dec 1879 at age 18.1 
Birth of Soncirca 1885 Her son Harry Roberts was born circa 1885 at Georgia
Birth of SonMay 1894 Her son Julian Roberts was born in May 1894 at Georgia
Death*2 Nov 1894 She died on 2 Nov 1894 at age 33. 
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his granddaughter in his Bible in the Baptismal Record section: "Nancy Perlina Culpepper was born on Saturday morning 8 o'clock Jan. 5th 1861." She was known as "Lina" and "Paulina." A granddaughter, Mrs. Nell Jones Howlett, wrote, in an 8 Mar 1979 letter, that Nancy and her husband George Roberts had 5 children. Nell Jones Buynitzky made it clear in a 1 Jan 1998 letter that her grandmother's name was "Paulina" and not Perlina but the Bible record clearly reads Perlina. 

Family

George Pierce Roberts (28 Mar 1856 - 1 Mar 1914)
Marriage*1 Dec 1879 She married George Pierce Roberts at Carroll Co., Georgia, on 1 Dec 1879 at age 18.1 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Jenny Martin Fagg, compiler, Index to Marriage Licenses, Carroll County, Georgia, 1827-1980, Volumes 1 & 2, Houston, TX: JMF Publications, 1984, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Book: 975.839.
    Lina Culpepper and George Roberts on 1 Dec 1879 in Carroll Co., GA, Book E-147.
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A, Family 140, Grantville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Noah Culpepper, 31, M, School Teacher, $--/$200, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 28, F, GA
    Linna? Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Ollie Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 1, F, GA
    James Alman, 25, M, School Teacher, $--/$--, GA
    Alice Alman, 9, F, GA.

George Pierce Roberts

Male, #34958, (28 Mar 1856 - 1 Mar 1914)
Birth*28 Mar 1856 George was born on 28 Mar 1856. 
Marriage*1 Dec 1879 He married Nancy Paulina Culpepper at Carroll Co., Georgia, on 1 Dec 1879 at age 23.1 
Birth of Soncirca 1885 His son Harry Roberts was born circa 1885 at Georgia
Birth of SonMay 1894 His son Julian Roberts was born in May 1894 at Georgia
Death of Spouse2 Nov 1894 His wife Nancy Paulina Culpepper died on 2 Nov 1894. 
Death*1 Mar 1914 He died on 1 Mar 1914 at age 57. 

Family

Nancy Paulina Culpepper (5 Jan 1861 - 2 Nov 1894)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Jenny Martin Fagg, compiler, Index to Marriage Licenses, Carroll County, Georgia, 1827-1980, Volumes 1 & 2, Houston, TX: JMF Publications, 1984, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Book: 975.839.
    Lina Culpepper and George Roberts on 1 Dec 1879 in Carroll Co., GA, Book E-147.

Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper

Female, #34959, (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Father*Noah Smith Culpepper (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Mother*Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Name Variation She was also known as Ollie.1 
Birth*24 Sep 1864 Wesley was born at Bowdon, Carroll Co., Georgia, on 24 Sep 1864. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Martha, Nancy, Wesley, George, Henrietta and James listed as a household member living with Noah Smith Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*1 May 1880 She married John Daniel O'Rear at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia, on 1 May 1880 at age 15.1 
Married Name1 May 1880  As of 1 May 1880, her married name was O'Rear. 
Birth of Son21 May 1881 Her son Loyd Thomas O'Rear was born on 21 May 1881. 
Birth of Son28 Feb 1884 Her son Earl Dan O'Rear was born on 28 Feb 1884. 
Birth of Son19 Jul 1886 Her son Gerald Gordon O'Rear was born on 19 Jul 1886. 
Death of Son10 Sep 1888 Her son Earl Dan O'Rear died on 10 Sep 1888 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Birth of Son24 Sep 1888 Her son Howard Paul O'Rear was born on 24 Sep 1888. 
Birth of Son17 Aug 1891 Her son Eugene Smith O'Rear was born on 17 Aug 1891. 
Birth of Son2 Nov 1893 Her son Carl Wesley O'Rear was born on 2 Nov 1893. 
Death of Mother23 Jan 1919 Her mother Martha Henrietta K. Almon died on 23 Jan 1919 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Spouse25 Jan 1923 Her husband John Daniel O'Rear died on 25 Jan 1923 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death of Father25 Apr 1929 Her father Noah Smith Culpepper died on 25 Apr 1929 at DeKalb Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Son8 Oct 1942 Her son Loyd Thomas O'Rear died on 8 Oct 1942 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Photographed*circa 1943 She was photographed circa 1943
Mrs. J. D. (Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper) O'Rear with her grand niece, Florence Burford Atkinson.5
Death of Son5 Aug 1945 Her son Gerald Gordon O'Rear died on 5 Aug 1945 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California
Death*24 Feb 1958 She died at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia, on 24 Feb 1958 at age 93. 
Burial*circa 26 Feb 1958 Her body was interred circa 26 Feb 1958 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his granddaughter in the Baptismal Record section of his Bible: "Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper was born on Saturday morning 2 o'clock Sept. the 24th 1864." She was known as "Ollie." 

Family

John Daniel O'Rear (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Marriage*1 May 1880 She married John Daniel O'Rear at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia, on 1 May 1880 at age 15.1 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Jenny Martin Fagg, compiler, Index to Marriage Licenses, Carroll County, Georgia, 1827-1980, Volumes 1 & 2, Houston, TX: JMF Publications, 1984, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Book: 975.839.
    Olie Culpepper and John D. Orean on 1 May 1880 in Carroll Co., GA, Book E-254.
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A, Family 140, Grantville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Noah Culpepper, 31, M, School Teacher, $--/$200, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 28, F, GA
    Linna? Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Ollie Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 1, F, GA
    James Alman, 25, M, School Teacher, $--/$--, GA
    Alice Alman, 9, F, GA.
  3. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper, 23 Apr 1842 – 23 Jan 1919.
  4. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Noah S. Culpepper, d. 25 Apr 1929 in DeKalb Co., GA, 15255-K.
  5. Correspondence from Eugene Hart Felder to Lew Griffin, say 1997.

John Daniel O'Rear

Male, #34960, (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Father*John O'Rear (17 Mar 1823 - 5 Feb 1917)
Mother*Mary S. Moore (22 Dec 1832 - 1 Oct 1898)
Birth*14 Feb 1857 John was born at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia, on 14 Feb 1857. 
Marriage*1 May 1880 He married Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia, on 1 May 1880 at age 23.1 
Birth of Son21 May 1881 His son Loyd Thomas O'Rear was born on 21 May 1881. 
Birth of Son28 Feb 1884 His son Earl Dan O'Rear was born on 28 Feb 1884. 
Birth of Son19 Jul 1886 His son Gerald Gordon O'Rear was born on 19 Jul 1886. 
Death of Son10 Sep 1888 His son Earl Dan O'Rear died on 10 Sep 1888 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Birth of Son24 Sep 1888 His son Howard Paul O'Rear was born on 24 Sep 1888. 
Birth of Son17 Aug 1891 His son Eugene Smith O'Rear was born on 17 Aug 1891. 
Birth of Son2 Nov 1893 His son Carl Wesley O'Rear was born on 2 Nov 1893. 
Death of Mother1 Oct 1898 His mother Mary S. Moore died on 1 Oct 1898 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death of Father5 Feb 1917 His father John O'Rear died on 5 Feb 1917 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death*25 Jan 1923 He died at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia, on 25 Jan 1923 at age 65. 
Burial* His body was interred at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia

Family

Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Marriage*1 May 1880 He married Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia, on 1 May 1880 at age 23.1 
Children
Last Edited21 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. Jenny Martin Fagg, compiler, Index to Marriage Licenses, Carroll County, Georgia, 1827-1980, Volumes 1 & 2, Houston, TX: JMF Publications, 1984, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Book: 975.839.
    Olie Culpepper and John D. Orean on 1 May 1880 in Carroll Co., GA, Book E-254.

William Hezekiah Culpepper

Male, #34961, (6 Feb 1866 - 5 Apr 1866)
Father*Noah Smith Culpepper (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Mother*Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Birth*6 Feb 1866 William was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 6 Feb 1866. 
Death*5 Apr 1866 He died at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Apr 1866. 
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his grandson in the Baptismal Record section of his Bible: "William Hezkiah Son of N. S. and Mattie Culpepper was born Feb 6th 1866." Two months later his grandfather recorded his death with that of his sons and daughters: "William Hezekiah Son of N. S. and Mattie Culpepper died of Ereciphalays April 5, 1866." 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

George William Culpepper

Male, #34962, (2 Jul 1867 - 24 Dec 1909)
Father*Noah Smith Culpepper (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Mother*Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Birth*2 Jul 1867 George was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 2 Jul 1867. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Martha, Nancy, Wesley, George, Henrietta and James listed as a household member living with Noah Smith Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 George was listed as a son in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 George was listed as a nephew in George Green Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
City Directory*1890 He was listed in the 1890 city directory for Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. Clerk for J M High & Co; Boards at 242 E Hunter (1889 & 1890.)4 
Photographed*say 1892 He was photographed say 1892 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.5
George William Culpepper
Marriage*14 Sep 1892 He married Emma McCutcheon at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 14 Sep 1892 at age 25.6 
Birth of Son24 May 1893 His son George William Culpepper Jr. was born on 24 May 1893 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.8 
Death*24 Dec 1909 He died on 24 Dec 1909 at age 42. 

Family

Emma McCutcheon (13 Jul 1873 - )
Marriage*14 Sep 1892 He married Emma McCutcheon at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 14 Sep 1892 at age 25.6 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A, Family 140, Grantville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Noah Culpepper, 31, M, School Teacher, $--/$200, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 28, F, GA
    Linna? Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Ollie Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 1, F, GA
    James Alman, 25, M, School Teacher, $--/$--, GA
    Alice Alman, 9, F, GA.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED81, Page 205C (38), Family 31, District 809, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 28, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Miranda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 28, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Ben Hopson, Other, M, S, 22, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Other, M, S, 12, Laborer, GA/GA/GA.
  4. Atlanta City Directory, 1889 and 1890. Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co. Published on and extracted from Ancestry.com .
  5. Correspondence from Eugene Hart Felder to Lew Griffin, say 1997.
  6. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    George W. Culpepper and Emma McCutcheon, W, 14 Sep 1892, Fulton Co., GA, Book G-785.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  8. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 157A, Family 90, 90 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Boarding with J. C. and Katy Childs
    G. W. Culpepper, Boarder, M, Aug 1868, 31, Md, GA/GA/GA, Merchant
    Emma Culpepper, Boarder, F, May 1873, 27, Md 8 yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Wilbur Culpepper, Son, M, Apr 1893, 7, S, GA/GA/GA.

Emma McCutcheon

Female, #34963, (13 Jul 1873 - )
Father*Hugh D. McCutcheon1 (c 1844 - )
Mother*Luse (?)1 (c 1846 - )
Birth*13 Jul 1873 Emma was born at Georgia on 13 Jul 1873.2 
Marriage*14 Sep 1892 She married George William Culpepper at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 14 Sep 1892 at age 19.3 
Married Name14 Sep 1892  As of 14 Sep 1892, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son24 May 1893 Her son George William Culpepper Jr. was born on 24 May 1893 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Emma was listed as George William Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.5 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Emma was listed as a sister-in-law in Johnson G. Garwood's family on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Emma was listed as a sister in Mamie C. McCutcheon's household on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.6 

Family

George William Culpepper (2 Jul 1867 - 24 Dec 1909)
Marriage*14 Sep 1892 She married George William Culpepper at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 14 Sep 1892 at age 19.3 
Child
Last Edited21 May 2004

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 171, Page 137a, Family 27, Gen.com img 273, 64 Park Avenue, 3-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Johnson G. Garwood, Head, M, 46, md1-18 yrs, NC/NJ/NC, RR Conductor
    Mamie C. (McCutcheon) Garwood, Wife, F, 38, md1-18 yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Catherine Garwood, Dau, F, 3, Sng, GA/NC/GA
    Hugh D. McCutcheon, Father-in-law, M, 65, md1-39 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Retail Grocery Merchant
    Luse McCutcheon, Mother-in-law, F, 63, md1-39 yrs, ch 4/4, GA/GA/GA, Dressmaker at home
    Emma L. Culpepper, Sister-in-law, F, 34, wid, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady in dept. store
    George W. Culpepper, Nephew-in-law, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Soda water salesman.
  2. Based on a combination of the 1900 census (born May 1873), and Ellis Island records:
    .
    1. On 19 Mar 1915 she was said to be 37 years old, and thus her
    birthdate can be estimated at abt 1877.
    2. On 10 Oct 1919, she was said to be 39 years old, and born 13 Jul
    1880.
    3. On 6 Sep 1922, she was said to be 41 years 2 months old, and
    born 13 Jul 1881.
    4. On 7 Oct 1923, she was said to be 39 years 3 months old, and
    born Jul 1884.
    5. On 7 Oct 1924, she was said to be 44 years old, and born 13 Jul
    1880.
  3. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    George W. Culpepper and Emma McCutcheon, W, 14 Sep 1892, Fulton Co., GA, Book G-785.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 157A, Family 90, 90 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Boarding with J. C. and Katy Childs
    G. W. Culpepper, Boarder, M, Aug 1868, 31, Md, GA/GA/GA, Merchant
    Emma Culpepper, Boarder, F, May 1873, 27, Md 8 yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Wilbur Culpepper, Son, M, Apr 1893, 7, S, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 111, page 22A, 1410 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Rent=$35, Radio=N, Farm=N (Emma McCutcheon Culpepper, ID: 34963)
    Marie E. Garwood, Head, F, 58, Wid, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA
    Catherine Garwood, Dau, F, 23, S, GA/SC/GA, Stenographer
    Emma Culpepper, Sister, F, 56, Wid, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA, Manager of (illegible).

Henrietta Florence Culpepper

Female, #34964, (19 Nov 1868 - 7 Mar 1954)
Father*Noah Smith Culpepper (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Mother*Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Birth*19 Nov 1868 Henrietta was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Nov 1868. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Martha, Nancy, Wesley, George, Henrietta and James listed as a household member living with Noah Smith Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Henrietta, Katherine, Claudia and Jessie was listed as a daughter in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.2 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Henrietta, Katherine and Claudia was listed as a daughter in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Photographed*say 1905 She was photographed say 1905 at Fulton Co., Georgia.4
Henrietta Florence Culpepper
Marriage*21 Dec 1905 She married Thomas Carroll Burford at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 21 Dec 1905 at age 37.5,6 
Married Name21 Dec 1905  As of 21 Dec 1905, her married name was Burford. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Henrietta was listed as a daughter in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.7 
Death of Mother23 Jan 1919 Her mother Martha Henrietta K. Almon died on 23 Jan 1919 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.8 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Henrietta was listed as Thomas Carroll Burford's wife on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.9 
Death of Father25 Apr 1929 Her father Noah Smith Culpepper died on 25 Apr 1929 at DeKalb Co., Georgia.10 
Death of Spouse9 Jan 1946 Her husband Thomas Carroll Burford died on 9 Jan 1946 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia
Death*7 Mar 1954 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 7 Mar 1954 at age 85. 

Family

Thomas Carroll Burford (23 Oct 1876 - 9 Jan 1946)
Marriage*21 Dec 1905 She married Thomas Carroll Burford at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 21 Dec 1905 at age 37.5,6 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A, Family 140, Grantville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Noah Culpepper, 31, M, School Teacher, $--/$200, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 28, F, GA
    Linna? Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Ollie Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 1, F, GA
    James Alman, 25, M, School Teacher, $--/$--, GA
    Alice Alman, 9, F, GA.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 170B, Family 336, 157 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    N. S. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1839, 60, Md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Collector
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1840, 58, Md 40 yrs, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1870, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Feb 1873, 27, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Roberts, Grandson, M, May 1894, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  4. Correspondence from Eugene Hart Felder to Lew Griffin, say 1997.
  5. Walter Gerald Cooper, The Story of Georgia, New York, NY: American Historical Society, c1938.
    p 612.
  6. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    Henrietta F. Culpepper and Thomas Carroll Burford, W, 21 Dec 1905, Fulton Co., GA, Book N-196.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 149b, Family 356, Gen.com img 297, 66 East George Ave., 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Head, M, 71, md1-50, GA/SC/GA, Bailiff
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 69, md1-50, ch 9/8, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Tom C. Burford, Son-in-law, M, 34, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/SC, Credit man for clothing co.
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 36, Md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Granddaughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Granddaughter, F, 5/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julian K. Roberts, Grandson, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Shipping clerk.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper, 23 Apr 1842 – 23 Jan 1919.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 137, Page 11A, Lines 3-8, Anc.com img 21, 94 Blue Ridge Ave., Atlanta, DeKalb Co., GA
    Thomas C. Burford, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/SC, Sec/Treas of Coal Co.
    Florence C. Burford, Wife, F, 48, md, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Dau, F, 12, md, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Dau, F, 10, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 6, md, GA/GA/GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, 80, Wd, GA/SC/GA.
  10. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Noah S. Culpepper, d. 25 Apr 1929 in DeKalb Co., GA, 15255-K.

Thomas Carroll Burford

Male, #34965, (23 Oct 1876 - 9 Jan 1946)
Father*Drew Burford (c 1838 - 13 Jun 1913)
Mother*Margarite Shirley (c 1841 - Jun 1930)
Birth*23 Oct 1876 Thomas was born at Flowery Branch, Hall Co., Georgia, on 23 Oct 1876.1 
Employment* Thomas's occupation: lumber/coal exec. 
Marriage*21 Dec 1905 He married Henrietta Florence Culpepper at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 21 Dec 1905 at age 29.1,2 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Thomas was listed as a son-in-law in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Father13 Jun 1913 His father Drew Burford died on 13 Jun 1913.4 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.5 
Death of MotherJun 1930 His mother Margarite Shirley died in Jun 1930.1 
Death*9 Jan 1946 He died at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 9 Jan 1946 at age 69. 
Biography* Thomas was secretary and treasurer, and later vice-president, of Randall Brothers, a lumber and coal business in Atlanta.
      The following is from p. 612 of The Story of Georgia: THOMAS CARL BURFORD -- In the business circles of Atlanta, Thomas Carl Burford takes a place among its most progressive and public-spirited figures, a man who has not only made good in his own executive position, but has contributed to the advance of the community and the happiness of its people. He is a native Georgian, born near Flowery Branch, Hall County, October 23, 1876, son of Drew and Margarite (Shirley) Burford.... Thomas Carl Burford farmed in Elbert County until 1904, when he came to Atlanta to enter the employ of Randall Brothers, lumber and coal dealers, as bookkeeper and cashier. When this firm was incorporated in 1918 W. L. Randall was made president; P. H. Randall, vice-president, and Mr. Burford, secretary and treasurer. Since the death of W. L. Randall, in 1935, Mr. Burford has been vice-president of the concern. For a great many years he has been the practical head of the business, its driving and directing force. Mr. Burford is a Democrat and has served as a member of the County Board of Education. Fraternally, he is affiliated with Greenfield Lodge, No. 400, Free and Accepted Masons, is a member of all the bodies of the York Rite, a thirty-third degree Mason, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and a member of Yaarab Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Mr. Burford is a member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Druid Hills Country Club. Long a communicant of the Methodist Church, for seventeen years he has served as steward of the Druid Hills Methodist Church. On December 21, 1905, Thomas Carl Burford married Florence Culpepper, of Meriwether County, Georgia, and they are the parents of three children....
      The following death notice is from an unknown source: Burford, Mr. Thomas C. -- of 728 Avery St. Decatur, Ga., died Jan 9, 1946. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Miss Katherine Burford, Decatur; MrThomas Carroll Burford. J. Wallace Culpepper, Mrs. A. Morris Atkinson, both of Atlanta; sisters, Mrs. J. V. Tate, Mrs. Neva Fortson, both of Calhoun Falls, S. C; Mrs. Joel DuBose, Cumming, Ga; brother, Mr. W. S. Burford, Calhoun Falls, and seven grandchildren. H. M. Patterson & Son. 

Family

Henrietta Florence Culpepper (19 Nov 1868 - 7 Mar 1954)
Marriage*21 Dec 1905 He married Henrietta Florence Culpepper at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 21 Dec 1905 at age 29.1,2 
Children
Last Edited22 May 2004

Citations

  1. Walter Gerald Cooper, The Story of Georgia, New York, NY: American Historical Society, c1938.
    p 612.
  2. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    Henrietta F. Culpepper and Thomas Carroll Burford, W, 21 Dec 1905, Fulton Co., GA, Book N-196.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 149b, Family 356, Gen.com img 297, 66 East George Ave., 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Head, M, 71, md1-50, GA/SC/GA, Bailiff
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 69, md1-50, ch 9/8, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Tom C. Burford, Son-in-law, M, 34, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/SC, Credit man for clothing co.
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 36, Md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Granddaughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Granddaughter, F, 5/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julian K. Roberts, Grandson, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Shipping clerk.
  4. Walter Gerald Cooper, The Story of Georgia, New York, NY: American Historical Society, c1938.
    p 612 gives 'June 30, 1913.'
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 137, Page 11A, Lines 3-8, Anc.com img 21, 94 Blue Ridge Ave., Atlanta, DeKalb Co., GA
    Thomas C. Burford, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/SC, Sec/Treas of Coal Co.
    Florence C. Burford, Wife, F, 48, md, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Dau, F, 12, md, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Dau, F, 10, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 6, md, GA/GA/GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, 80, Wd, GA/SC/GA.

Katherine Culpepper

Female, #34966, (11 Dec 1870 - 8 Jul 1948)
Father*Noah Smith Culpepper (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Mother*Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Name Variation She was also known as Kate. 
Birth*11 Dec 1870 Katherine was born at Georgia on 11 Dec 1870. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Henrietta, Katherine, Claudia and Jessie was listed as a daughter in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.1 
Photographed*say 1890 She was photographed say 1890.2
Katherine Culpepper
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Henrietta, Katherine and Claudia was listed as a daughter in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*26 Jun 1907 She married Thomas Franklin Rawls at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 26 Jun 1907 at age 36. Kate and Thomas Franklin Rawls had no children.4 
Married Name26 Jun 1907  As of 26 Jun 1907, her married name was Rawls. 
Death of Spouse31 Jan 1916 Her husband Thomas Franklin Rawls died on 31 Jan 1916 at Coweta Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Mother23 Jan 1919 Her mother Martha Henrietta K. Almon died on 23 Jan 1919 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Father25 Apr 1929 Her father Noah Smith Culpepper died on 25 Apr 1929 at DeKalb Co., Georgia.7 
Death*8 Jul 1948 She died on 8 Jul 1948 at age 77.5 
Burial*circa 10 Jul 1948 Her body was interred circa 10 Jul 1948 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta Co., Georgia.5 

Family

Thomas Franklin Rawls (16 Oct 1869 - 31 Jan 1916)
Marriage*26 Jun 1907 She married Thomas Franklin Rawls at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 26 Jun 1907 at age 36. Kate and Thomas Franklin Rawls had no children.4 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  2. Correspondence from Eugene Hart Felder to Lew Griffin, say 1997.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 170B, Family 336, 157 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    N. S. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1839, 60, Md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Collector
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1840, 58, Md 40 yrs, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1870, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Feb 1873, 27, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Roberts, Grandson, M, May 1894, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  4. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    Kate Culpepper and T. T. Rawls, W, 26 Jun 1907, Fulton Co., GA, Book O-235.
  5. Coweta County Genealogical Society, compiler, Coweta Co., GA Cemeteries, Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Associates, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Book: 975.8423.
    Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta Co., GA
    + Thomas Franklin Rawls, 16 Oct 1869 – 31 Jan 1916
    + Kate Culpepper Rawls, died 8 Jul 1948.

  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper, 23 Apr 1842 – 23 Jan 1919.
  7. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Noah S. Culpepper, d. 25 Apr 1929 in DeKalb Co., GA, 15255-K.

Thomas Franklin Rawls1

Male, #34967, (16 Oct 1869 - 31 Jan 1916)
Father*Jesse Cyrus Rawls (28 Feb 1825 - 7 Apr 1894)
Mother*Martha Jane Bellah (24 Apr 1825 - 12 Oct 1890)
Birth*16 Oct 1869 Thomas was born at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 16 Oct 1869.2 
Death of Mother12 Oct 1890 His mother Martha Jane Bellah died on 12 Oct 1890 at Coweta Co., Georgia
Death of Father7 Apr 1894 His father Jesse Cyrus Rawls died on 7 Apr 1894 at Coweta Co., Georgia
Marriage*26 Jun 1907 He married Katherine Culpepper at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 26 Jun 1907 at age 37. Kate and Thomas Franklin Rawls had no children.3 
Death*31 Jan 1916 He died at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 31 Jan 1916 at age 46.2 
Burial*circa 1 Feb 1916 His body was interred circa 1 Feb 1916 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta Co., Georgia.2 

Family

Katherine Culpepper (11 Dec 1870 - 8 Jul 1948)
Last Edited7 Aug 2004

Citations

  1. Rhonda Hall, e-mail address, as found on Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project.
  2. Coweta County Genealogical Society, compiler, Coweta Co., GA Cemeteries, Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Associates, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Book: 975.8423.
    Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta Co., GA
    + Thomas Franklin Rawls, 16 Oct 1869 – 31 Jan 1916
    + Kate Culpepper Rawls, died 8 Jul 1948.

  3. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    Kate Culpepper and T. T. Rawls, W, 26 Jun 1907, Fulton Co., GA, Book O-235.

Claudia Culpepper

Female, #34968, (11 Oct 1874 - 10 May 1901)
Father*Noah Smith Culpepper (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Mother*Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Birth*11 Oct 1874 Claudia was born at Georgia on 11 Oct 1874.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Henrietta, Katherine, Claudia and Jessie was listed as a daughter in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.2 
Photographed*say 1896 She was photographed say 1896 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.
Claudia Culpepper
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Henrietta, Katherine and Claudia was listed as a daughter in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Death*10 May 1901 She died at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 May 1901 at age 26.1 
Burial*circa 12 May 1901 Her body was interred circa 12 May 1901 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4,1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Claudia Culpepper, 11 Oct 1874 – 10 May 1901.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 170B, Family 336, 157 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    N. S. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1839, 60, Md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Collector
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1840, 58, Md 40 yrs, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1870, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Feb 1873, 27, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Roberts, Grandson, M, May 1894, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  4. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 49.

Jessie Culpepper

Male, #34969, (20 Jun 1875 - 8 Oct 1883)
Father*Noah Smith Culpepper (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Mother*Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Birth*20 Jun 1875 Jessie was born at Georgia on 20 Jun 1875. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Henrietta, Katherine, Claudia and Jessie was listed as a daughter in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.1 
Death*8 Oct 1883 He died at Georgia on 8 Oct 1883 at age 8. 
Burial*circa 10 Oct 1883 His body was interred circa 10 Oct 1883 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2,3 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  2. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p.50.
  3. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Jessie Culpepper, 1876 – 1882.

James Wesley Culpepper

Male, #34970, (12 Aug 1869 - 10 Oct 1954)
Father*Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Mother*Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Birth*12 Aug 1869 James was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 12 Aug 1869. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 James, Ellen and Nathan listed as a household member living with Simeon Fletcher Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Nathan, James, Homer, Edgar and Wilbur was listed as a son in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Photographed*say 1892 He was photographed say 1892 at Georgia.3
James Wesley Culpepper
Marriage*3 Dec 1892 He married Sarah Pickens Taylor at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1892 at age 23.4,5 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Fayette Co., Georgia.6 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia.7 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1929 His mother Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9,10 
Death of Father22 Jun 1929 His father Simeon Fletcher Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11,12 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia.13 
Photographedsay 1940 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1940 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
standing left to right: Nathan Florence Culpepper, James Wesley Culpepper, Homer Lee Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper; seated: Edgar Clarence Culpepper.14
sons of Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Death of Spouse9 Nov 1948 His wife Sarah Pickens Taylor died on 9 Nov 1948 at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia.15 
Photographedsay 1950 He was photographed say 1950 at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia.3
James Wesley Culpepper
Death*10 Oct 1954 He died at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 10 Oct 1954 at age 85.16 
Burial*11 Oct 1954 His body was interred on 11 Oct 1954 at Fayetteville City Cemetery, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia
Biography* Although the obituary notice gives James W. Culpepper's date of birth as 12 Aug 1870 and the 1900 census notes the birth in August 1870, his brother, Thomas J. Culpepper, in a 3 Aug 1969 report, gives James W. Culpepper's date of birth as 18 Aug 1869 and he was noted in the 1870 census as nine months old. James W. Culpepper was a solicitor at the City Court of Fayetteville, GA from 18 Jun 1905 to 20 Dec 1906. He also represented Fayette County in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1919/20 through 1946.
      Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote the following: Uncle Wes, as I have said, was a lawyer. His daughter, Mae, lost a bedspread at the laundry. They would not pay her for it so she asked her dad to write them a letter about it. He, at first, refused to deal with such a petty thing, but finally said "Well, Mae, I will write the letter for you. It's true I am a lawyer, but I am not a "bed-spread lawyer."
      The following memorial to James Wesley Culpepper appeared on pp. 149-151 of the History of Fayette Co, GA: Mr. Chairman: Your committee to prepare the memorial on the life of Honorable James Wesley Culpepper, of the bar of this Court, begs leave to submit the following report: James Wesley Culpepper was born August 12, 1870, in Meriwether County, Georgia. He was the son of Simeon Fletcher Culpepper and Ellen Nall Culpepper. His father was a Confederate veteran and had served as a teacher in the common schools of Meriwether County, as tax collector of that county, and for twenty-five years as Clerk of the Superior Court of that county. Both parents were pioneer Georgia stock. Mr. Culpepper was educated in the Meriwether County schools and attended high school at Grantville, Georgia, and at Rockford, Alabama. He also attended the University of Nashville, now Peabody College, at Nashville, Tennessee. For about fifteen years Mr. Culpepper taught school, first at Concord in Pike County, then at Inman and Woolsey in Fayette County. Many of the most prominent citizens of Fayette County were in his classes. He studied law in the offices of Judge Walter Daly and Aldine Chambers in Atlanta, took the bar examination, and was admitted to practice in 1905. He was married December 3, 1892, to Sarah Pickens Taylor, the daughter of Dr. Joel Pickens Taylor and Rebecca Hodnett Taylor, of Coweta County. Mrs. Culpepper died in 1948. They had four daughters, Mrs. B. D. Murphy, Miss Mae Culpepper, Mrs. W. E. Greer, and Mrs. A. M. Bowen. Mr. Culpepper was a member of the Lutheran Church and a staunch Democrat. He was a Mason, a Knight Templar and an Odd Fellow. Shortly before his admission to the bar, Mr., Culpepper moved from Inman to Fayetteville. He was elected Mayor of Fayetteville and served in that capacity in 1906 and 1907. He became Solicitor of the City Court of Fayetteville almost immediately after his admission to the bar, and served in that capacity until December 20, 1906. He was elected to the House of Representatives from Fayette County in 1918 and served as Fayette County's Representative in the General Assembly for fourteen consecutive terms--a total of twenty-eight years. His record of continuous service exceeded that of any other member of the Georgia legislature. Mr. Culpepper served in the House of Representatives during the administrations of Governor Hugh M. Dorsey, Governor Thomas W. Hardwick, Governor Clifford Walker, Governor L. G. Hardman, Governor Richard B. Russell, Jr., Governor Eugene Talmadge, Governor E. D. Rivers, and Governor Ellis Arnall. During his service in the General Assembly, Mr. Culpepper filled every important committee assignment available to a member. He served several terms as Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, several times as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, and as Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments, and the important Judiciary Committees. During the last administration of Governor Eugene Talmadge, he was administration floor leader of the House of Representatives. He served as a member of the Commission provided for by resolution of the General Assembly to revise the Constitution of Georgia of 1877, which later became the Constitution of Georgia of 1945. Mr. Culpepper's service as a member of the House of Representatives was noteworthy. During his entire service of twenty-eight consecutive years, he introduced only one local bill. He introduced a great many bills of statewide import, mostly administration measures, for which his support was sought by the Governor in office. It has many times been said that for many years he was the most influential member of the General Assembly. This influence resulted from his wide knowledge of the affairs of the State of Georgia and from the knowledge of his colleagues that he sought always for the accomplishment of those things which were best for all of the people of the State. Governors, constitutional officers, judges and legislators uniformly had and expressed complete confidence in his ability, his knowledge, and his beneficent measures--for during his service no major piece of legislation was entered upon the statute books without in some way bearing the imprint of his thinking--but he was also instrumental in preventing the enactment of many unwise measures. It was often said that Culpepper of Fayette killed more bad bills than all of the other members of the House combined. Mr. Culpepper was the author of the first cigar and cigarette tax measure, which was designed originally to provide funds to pay Confederate pensions. He was instrumental in enacting the legislation now of force under which Georgia's system of State Highways has been constructed, and he brought about almost single handedly the enactment of the laws relating to the State budget. One of the measures of which he was proudest was the so-called "grandfather clause," which brings about an automatic annual balancing of the State budget. It was originally a part of a general appropriations act, but the framers of the Constitution of 1945 made it a part of that document. Mr. Culpepper's career at the bar was outstanding. Soon after his admission to the bar he became one of the leading lawyers in this section of the State. He practiced not only in Fayette County, but in all of the surrounding counties and throughout the State of Georgia, both in State and Federal Courts. For many years he was in every case of importance on the docket of Fayette Superior Court. Notwithstanding the fact that he was one of the most successful trial lawyers in the State, he was even more useful to his clients and to the people generally in counsel and conference. Just as he prevented the passage of many bad bills in the Georgia legislature, by his fine judgment and good counsel he prevented the institution of many bad law suits in court. He was respected by judges and jurors. He was beloved by his fellow members of the bar, by his clients and a host of Georgians. Mr. James Wesley Culpepper died October 10, 1954. His death leaves a vacancy in our number which cannot be filled. We join with the court and the people of Fayette County, as well as the people of the entire State, in mourning his passing. We recommend that this memorial be filed with the court and that the court, by appropriate order, direct that it be spread upon the minutes of the court. _________________________________/s/Lester Dickson _________________________________/s/F.A. Somer? _________________________________/s/Howard Handley
      The following obituary appeared in The Atlanta Constitution on Monday, 11 Oct 1954: Fayette's J. W. Culpepper, Legislator, Dies at 84 James Wesley Culpepper, 84-year-old prominent Fayetteville attorney who probably set a record for continuous service in the Georgia Legislature, died in an Atlanta hospital at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Known affectionately by friends and political opponents as "The Fox From Fayette," Mr. Culpepper was as effective in scuttling legislation he considered to be bad for the people as he was in passing bills which he considered to be in the best interest of Georgians. He served 28 years continuously as representative from near-by Fayette County before he voluntarily retired in 1945. He was floor leader during the administrations of the late Gov. Eugene Talmadge. Over the years, Mr. Culpepper headed all the important committees of the House -- including the Ways and Means, the Appropriations, and the Constitutional Amendment Committees. MANY KEY BILLS The Veteran legislator's last contribution to the General Assembly and the State was his help in rewriting the state Constitution in 1945. He was a member of the committee to revise the Constitution, as well as chairman of the House Constitutional Amendments Committee. During his tenure from 1918 through 1943, Mr. Culpepper was author of many important pieces of legislation. Well-known throughout this section as an attorney, Mr. Culpepper had practiced law for 50 years in Fayette County. He taught school for 15 years. SERVED AS MAYOR In addition to being a legislator, Mr. Culpepper served a term as mayor of Fayetteville in 1906, and solicitor of the City Court the previous year. Born Aug. 12, 1870, in Meriwether County, Mr. Culpepper attended the University of Nashville, and was admitted to the Bar in 1905. He was a Lutheran, a Democrat, Mason, Knight Templar and an Odd Fellow. Surviving Mr. Culpepper are four daughters, Mrs. B. D. Murphy, Mrs. W. E. Greer and Miss Mae Culpepper, all of Fayetteville, and Mrs. A. M. Bowen of Newnan; a sister, Mrs. D. O. Phillips of Atlanta; brother, T. J. Culpepper of Atlanta, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Fayetteville Methodist Church 4 p.m. Monday.
.
An excerpt from a 1996 column by Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist and former editor Jim Minter:
.
"To get a new constitution, Gov. Ellis Arnall had to have the support of Col. J.W. Culpepper , the Fayette Fox, a power in the House of
Representatives, boss of all the important committees, floor leader for Gene Talmadge.
" 'They say Tom Murphy holds the House in the palm of his hand,' (Peachtree City resident) Floy Farr chuckles. 'He's not close to the way Mr. Culpepper dominated it.'
.
"Knowing he couldn't get a new constitution over Mr. Culpepper 's
opposition, Gov. Arnall drove to Fayetteville. At the time, Fayette County had only 7 1/2 miles of paved road, from the Courthouse Square to Jonesboro.
.
"Mr. Culpepper proposed a compromise. If the governor would pave Ga. 85, he would support a new constitution. Arnall agreed. However, The Atlanta Constitution, as is its habit, began to sniff around the deal. "Gov. Arnall, Mr. Culpepper and Mr. Charlie Redwine, fearing the Constitution was about to make the agreement public, paid a visit to Clark Howell, the newspaper's owner and publisher. The Constitution got on somebody else's case. We got a paved road, which we needed; the people of Georgia got a new constitution, which they needed; and the publisher of the Constitution got a road named for him, which he deserved." 

Family

Sarah Pickens Taylor (7 Aug 1873 - 9 Nov 1948)
Marriage*3 Dec 1892 He married Sarah Pickens Taylor at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1892 at age 23.4,5 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 381A, Family 87, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon Culpepper, 26, M, School Teacher, $1000/$450, GA
    Ellen Culpepper, 24, F, GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    James Culpepper, 9/12, M, GA.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  3. E-mail written 1977 - 2011 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Sara Hodnett Murphy [ID:20147], e-mail address.
  4. Coweta County, Georgia Marriages 1827-1979, Newan, GA, Newnan-Coweta, Historical, Society.
    but the certificate states that the actual marriage took place in Atlanta, and that the Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta performed the ceremony.
  5. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    J. W. Culpepper and Sallie Taylor on 03 Dec 1892 in Coweta Co., GA.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 45, Page 276A (18), Family 305, 538 District, Fayette Co., GA
    James W. Culpepper, Head, M, Aug 1870, 29, md 8 yrs, GA/GA/GA, School Teacher
    Sarah P. Culpepper, Wife, F, Aug 1873, 26, md 8 yrs, ch 3/3, GA/SC/GA
    Louise Culpepper, Dau, F, Sep 1893, 6, S, GA/GA/GA
    Lizzie M. Culpepper, Dau, F, Mar 1895, 5, S, GA/GA/GA
    Catherine Culpepper, Dau, F, Mar 1897, 3, S, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 57, Page 19B, Family 305, Gen.com img 6, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., GA
    James W. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md1-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Sarah Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, md1-8 yrs, ch 4/4, GA/GA/SC
    Louise Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mae Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Culpepper, Dau, F, 13 [sic], S, GA/GA/GA.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 131A, Family 72, Anc.com img 9, Rowell Mill Rd., Fayetteville, Fayette Co., GA
    J. W. Culpepper, Head, M, 49, md, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Sallie Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, md, GA/GA/GA
    Mae Culpepper, Daughter, F, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA, School Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Daughter, F, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA, School Teacher
    Julia Culpepper, Daughter, F, 17, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  10. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  11. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  12. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.
  13. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, page 2B, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    J. Wesley Culpepper, Head, M, 59, M, md @ 22, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Sarah T. Culpepper, Wife, F, 56, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA
    E. Maie Culpepper, Dau, F, 35, S, GA/GA/GA, Public School Teacher
    S. Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, 33, S, GA/GA/GA.
  14. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  15. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Sarah P. T. Culpepper, d. 9 Nov 1948 at 75 years in Fayette Co., GA; Res. in Fayette Co., GA.
  16. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    James W. Culpepper, d. 10 Oct 1954 at 84 years in DeKalb Co., GA; Res. in Fayette Co., GA, 22548.

Sarah Pickens Taylor

Female, #34971, (7 Aug 1873 - 9 Nov 1948)
Father*Joel Pickens Taylor (c 1833 - )
Mother*Rebecca Hodnett (c 1836 - )
Birth*7 Aug 1873 Sarah was born at Haralson, Coweta Co., Georgia, on 7 Aug 1873. 
Photographed*say 1892 She was photographed say 1892 at Georgia.1
Sarah Pickens Taylor
Marriage*3 Dec 1892 She married James Wesley Culpepper at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1892 at age 19.2,3 
Married Name3 Dec 1892  As of 3 Dec 1892, her married name was Culpepper. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Sarah was listed as James Wesley Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Fayette Co., Georgia.4 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Sarah was listed as James Wesley Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia.5 
Photographedsay 1920 She was photographed say 1920 at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia.6
Sarah Pickens (Taylor) Culpepper
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Sarah was listed as James Wesley Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia.7 
Census1920 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia, in 1920. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Sarah was listed as James Wesley Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia.8 
Death*9 Nov 1948 She died at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 9 Nov 1948 at age 75.9 
Burial*10 Nov 1948 Her body was interred on 10 Nov 1948 at Fayetteville City Cemetery, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Georgia
Biography* The following appeared on p. 16 of The Atlanta Constitution Tuesday, 2 Nov 1948, just a week before the death of Mrs. J. W. Culpepper: Tribute Is Paid Mrs. Culpepper Mrs. J. W. Culpepper, of Fayetteville, one of the most beloved members of Georgia Division UDC, was signally honored at the recent convention in Waycross when her chapter presented a beautiful sterling silver vase to the Georgia Division, to be awarded annually, to the UDC Chapter doing the greatest work for the Children of the Confederacy. Mrs. Culpepper has attended many general conventions, but due to ill health she has not been able to attend since the Jackson, Miss., convention in 1946. She took part in Jackson, in the Grand March at the Children of the Confederacy Page's Ball, and has always stressed the great importance of C. of C. work, realizing that the children of today are daughters of tomorrow. Mrs. Hill Redwine, former President of the UDC Chapter at Fayetteville, and lifelong friend of Mrs. Culpepper, made the presentation of the "Sally Taylor Culpepper Vase," and paid loving tribute to this real Daughter of the Confederacy, who gave so many years of untiring work to her beloved organization. The cup was awarded this year to the Moultrie McNeil Chapter, Mrs. Hiller Gammage, President.
      The following obituary appears to be from The Atlanta Constitution Wednesday, 10 Nov 1948: Mrs. Culpepper, UDC Leader, Dies at Fayetteville Constitution State News Service FAYETTEVILLE--Mrs. James Wesley Culpepper, 75 widow of J. W. Culpepper who served many years as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives died at her home yesterday afternoon after a long illness. Funeral services will be held today at the Fayetteville Methodist Church at 2 p. m. with interment in the City Cemetery. Survivors include her husband four daughters, Mrs. B. D. Murphy and Mrs. Everett Greer, Fayetteville; Miss May Culpepper a teacher in Roosevelt High School, Atlanta Mrs. A. M. Bowen Newnan; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the former Miss Sallie Taylor, of Haralson, Coweta County and was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta. She and Mr. Culpepper had been married 56 years. Mrs. Culpepper was active in the work of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was signally honored at the recent State UDC convention held in Waycross when the Fayetteville Chapter, of which she has long been active, presented a beautiful silver vase to the Georgia Division in he honor "in appreciation of her many years of service in both the local Chapter and the Georgia Division, to be awarded annually to the UDC Chapter doing the greatest work for the Children of the Confederacy." Her husband, known all over Georgia as "J. W." Culpepper, a local attorney, served many year as a member of the House from Fayette County, and as floor leader during many sessions. He was an ardent supporter of the late Eugene Talmadge and that friendship extends to his son Gov. Elect Herman Talmadge. 

Family

James Wesley Culpepper (12 Aug 1869 - 10 Oct 1954)
Marriage*3 Dec 1892 She married James Wesley Culpepper at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1892 at age 19.2,3 
Children
Last Edited22 Dec 2006

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Sarah Louise (Murphy) Mercer to Lew Griffin, say 1997.
  2. Coweta County, Georgia Marriages 1827-1979, Newan, GA, Newnan-Coweta, Historical, Society.
    but the certificate states that the actual marriage took place in Atlanta, and that the Pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta performed the ceremony.
  3. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    J. W. Culpepper and Sallie Taylor on 03 Dec 1892 in Coweta Co., GA.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 45, Page 276A (18), Family 305, 538 District, Fayette Co., GA
    James W. Culpepper, Head, M, Aug 1870, 29, md 8 yrs, GA/GA/GA, School Teacher
    Sarah P. Culpepper, Wife, F, Aug 1873, 26, md 8 yrs, ch 3/3, GA/SC/GA
    Louise Culpepper, Dau, F, Sep 1893, 6, S, GA/GA/GA
    Lizzie M. Culpepper, Dau, F, Mar 1895, 5, S, GA/GA/GA
    Catherine Culpepper, Dau, F, Mar 1897, 3, S, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 57, Page 19B, Family 305, Gen.com img 6, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., GA
    James W. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md1-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Sarah Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, md1-8 yrs, ch 4/4, GA/GA/SC
    Louise Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mae Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Culpepper, Dau, F, 13 [sic], S, GA/GA/GA.
  6. E-mail written 1977 - 2011 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Sara Hodnett Murphy [ID:20147], e-mail address.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 131A, Family 72, Anc.com img 9, Rowell Mill Rd., Fayetteville, Fayette Co., GA
    J. W. Culpepper, Head, M, 49, md, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Sallie Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, md, GA/GA/GA
    Mae Culpepper, Daughter, F, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA, School Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Daughter, F, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA, School Teacher
    Julia Culpepper, Daughter, F, 17, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  8. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, page 2B, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    J. Wesley Culpepper, Head, M, 59, M, md @ 22, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Sarah T. Culpepper, Wife, F, 56, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA
    E. Maie Culpepper, Dau, F, 35, S, GA/GA/GA, Public School Teacher
    S. Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, 33, S, GA/GA/GA.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Sarah P. T. Culpepper, d. 9 Nov 1948 at 75 years in Fayette Co., GA; Res. in Fayette Co., GA.

Homer Lee Culpepper1

Male, #34972, (3 Nov 1871 - 5 Jun 1951)
Father*Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Mother*Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Birth*3 Nov 1871 Homer was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 3 Nov 1871.1 
Employment* Homer's occupation: tax commissioner. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Nathan, James, Homer, Edgar and Wilbur was listed as a son in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Photographed*circa 1892 He was photographed circa 1892 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3
Homer Lee Culpepper
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Homer was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Photographedcirca 1902 He was photographed circa 1902 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3
Homer Lee Culpepper
Marriage*26 Jun 1902 He married Esther Theodora Herring at Georgia on 26 Jun 1902 at age 30. 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Homer was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Homer was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1929 His mother Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7,8 
Death of Father22 Jun 1929 His father Simeon Fletcher Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9,10 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Homer was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 
Photographedsay 1935 He was photographed say 1935 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3
Homer L. Culpepper - Tax Commissioner
Photographedsay 1940 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1940 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
standing left to right: Nathan Florence Culpepper, James Wesley Culpepper, Homer Lee Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper; seated: Edgar Clarence Culpepper.3
sons of Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Death*5 Jun 1951 He died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Jun 1951 at age 79.12,1 
Burial*7 Jun 1951 His body was interred on 7 Jun 1951 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* According to a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, Homer Lee Culpepper was nicknamed "Coot." In a 13 Jul 1984 letter, Eleanor added that Homer "taught at Gay in 1902." The following entry appears on p. 343 The Story of Georgia HOMER LEE CULPEPPER --In occupying the office of tax commissioner for Meriwether County, Homer Lee Culpepper is upholding an illustrious family tradition. His father and grandfather both served in this department and were prominent figures in the affairs of their surroundings. Prior to assuming this position Mr. Culpepper had served as superintendent of schools in Meriwether County and also engaged in farming and the dairy business, occupations which he still pursues with success. He has also devoted much of his life to the breeding of purebred July fox hounds and in this capacity has won wide renown throughout the State. As a resident of the city of Greenville Mr. Culpepper has been an active leader in social and civic affairs Mr. Culpepper was born in Meriwether County November 3, 1871, the son of S. F. and Ellen (Nall) Culpepper, both natives of his birthplace. His father, who engaged in farming throughout his life, served as tax collector and county clerk for twenty years. His grandfather, George W. Culpepper, a native of South Carolina who came to this State and engaged in farming, also served in this capacity for a number of years. Mr. Culpepper's mother was the daughter of Nathan Nall who came to this State from South Carolina. Mr. Culpepper received the early part of his general education in the country schools of Meriwether County and after completing this part of his studies entered the Peabody Normal College and later the old Roch College at Athens. Upon finishing his academic training he began a career in the teaching profession that he was to pursue for a number of years. His first position in this connection was as superintendent of schools in Grantville, where he remained for one year. He occupied the same position in Hogansville for two years, in Morgan for one year and then became superintendent of schools in Meriwether County, continuing in this position for several years. He then entered the dairy business and after conducting this enterprise for five years was named tax collector in 1921. When the office of tax commissioner was created he was elected to the new post and has continued since with outstanding distinction and success. Throughout this period of his life he has maintained his interest in farming, and the poultry and dairy business. An avocation, the breeding of foxhounds, which he started as a hobby when he was a young man eighteen years of age and which he has continued for the past forty-six years, has gained him wide renown in hunting and sporting circles of the State. During this time he has maintained a kennel of thoroughbreds that has always been an object of admiration. Through his deep interest in this hobby he has become a recognized authority and has been solicited to write many articles on foxhounds and fox-hunting for the leading sporting journals of this section. As a recognized leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church in this community, Mr. Culpepper has been the guiding spirit in the erection of the Memorial Church now under construction, which is being built in honor and to the memory of Dr. Young J. Allen, famous missionary in China who was a native of this county. He also has served as superintendent of the Sunday school here for many years. In his fraternal affiliations he is a member of Lone Oak Lodge, No. 415. Free and Accepted Masons, where he is a Royal Arch Mason and Knight Templar. Politically, he supports the Democratic party. On June 2, 1902, Mr. Culpepper married Dora Herring, daughter of J. S. Herring of Meriwether County, and they are the parents of two daughters....
      Homer L. Culpepper took out the following ad in an unknown newspaper on 3 Jan 1934: To The People of Meriwether County: The last Legislature passed a bill consolidating the offices of Tax Collector and Tax Receiver of Meriwether county. The bill provides for a Tax Commissioner to perform the duties of both offices, but to receive only the pay of the Tax Collector as provided under the old law. Under this bill, the compensation formerly allowed to the Tax Receiver under the old law, goes into the County Treasury. This Act becomes effective January 1, 1934 and provides that the Tax Collector then in office and commission shall serve as Tax Commissioner until January 1, 1937. A new Tax Commissioner shall be elected at the General Election of 1936 to take office January 1, 1937. I had nothing whatever to do with the introduction or with the passage of this law, either directly or indirectly. Under the express terms of the law, as the present Tax Collector elected by the people of Meriwether county, I am entitled under its provisions to serve as Tax Commissioner until January 1, 1937. I am advised, and believe, that this provision is legal and valid. However, I am perfectly willing for the people to elect a Tax Commissioner to serve until the next regular term begins. For that reason, I hereby waive the legal right I have for this office under the Act of the Legislature. I have trust and confidence in the combined and impartial judgement of the people, and I do not desire to hold this office unless a majority of the people of the county are willing for me to do so. I have requested the Ordinary of Meriwether county to call a special election for the purpose of electing a Tax Commissioner. I will be a candidate for the office at any special election, or primary election, that may be called. Grantville, Georgia, R. F. D. (Lone Oak). This January 3, 1934 ___________________________Respectfully, ___________________________H. L. Culpepper
      Homer L. Culpepper continued to hold the office of Tax Commissioner until 1948. During this time, it was his job to collect taxes from President Franklin D. Roosevelt who sent the following letter: ______________________Warm Springs ________________________Georgia _____________________________________April 2 Dear Mr. Culpepper,
      I sent the tax bill to the office of the Ga. Warm Springs Foundation last Wednesday, together with check for my own taxes. You should receive both checks by tomorrow. _____________________________________Very truly yours _________________________________/s/ Franklin Roosevelt
      The following related article is from an unknown source: Roosevelt Pays Georgia Taxes Greenville, Ga., Jan 8 (AP)-- Franklin D. Roosevelt's Georgia farm tax was marked paid in full today. Tax Commissioner Homer Culpepper of Meriwether county said the President paid $331 on about 1,000 acres of improved farm land. In adjoining Harris county Tax Collector W. I. Hudson said Mr. Roosevelt paid $30.52 on 884 acres of unimproved property. "He is never delinquent," said Commissioner Culpepper. The chief executive paid his Harris county tax by personal check.
Culpepper said the Meriwether payment was among several checks received from the Warm Springs foundation. The Meriwether payment represented levies on the little White House on Warm Springs and a farm nearby.
      Mr. and Mrs. Homer L. Culpepper also received an invitation to attend the marriage of Franklin D. Roosevelt's son, Elliott, which took place Saturday, 16 Jan 1932, at Bryn Mawr, PA.
      Homer L. Culpepper wrote an article about fox hunting which appeared in an unknown paper: Fox Inspires Tale of Chase By Vet Hunter H. L. Culpepper Pays Tribute to Cunning of Favorite Red. GREENVILLE, Ga., Jan 17.--I have dedicated the story of this chase to Judge Samuel Atkinson, of the supreme court of Georgia. I do this because the judge loves hounds and hunting. The judge will not object to this because the race was pulled off by the type of hounds he especially admires. This type comes down from a strain developed and perpetuated by men whose names will live for all time not only in Meriwether county, but also throughout Georgia and the entire Southland. I refer to Major McCaslin, Captain "Boss" Woodward, Colonel Jim Sutton, J. A. McKnight, "Fox Hunting" Henry Harris, and Charles A. Davis. These men were noted for their gentlemanly qualities at all times and on all occasions. They were cautious that their hounds should carry blood lines of their liking. They loved to tell that the hounds they owned came down from "Old Jeff Davis," Longstreet and the Birdsong strain. The hounds in this hunt have that same dash, speed, stamina and fox sense usually found in their noted ancestors. The race occurred recently where there is a wonderfully good running red fox well trained in the art of outwitting the hounds pursuing him. It is an enjoyment to observe his wits against the skill of the hounds. This particular fox had been chased so often that it was hard for the hounds to find him quickly. HOUNDS SCATTER On the hunt, which was at night, the hounds were scattered over a wide area, each trying to search the fox out. Finally one hound found him out and gave voice. He was soon joined by one, then another, until five were on the scent. In about 10 minutes they had him up and going. The going was fast. They ran east for one and a half miles, thence north for about a mile, passing through a little village along its main street, waking up many folks. Some of the villagers ran out into their yards and some on the porches to hear this grandest of all music, the voices of the hounds. The next day we hurried back for another chase. We were up the road west of the village and could hear excited voices commenting on the race. The fox was being so closely pressed that he had to leave the road, but came near the spot where we were waiting. He dodged around a small clump of timber and swung off to the south, making it back to his homeland, a 300-acre pasture. Here the part of the pack that had been making a search for him joined in with the original five. These five had been running him for 40 minutes. These fresh hounds added new life to the race. The fox now tried one of his famous tricks. He ran a circle several hundred yards around for five distinct trips, the purpose of which was to fill up the place with his scent so that he could spring off to one side and cause the hounds to make possibly one or two extra rounds while he was making his getaway. As it happened, one hound was running on the flank of the pack and found where he had make his spring out to get the lead he had planned. This surprised him. This flank running hound was so excited that he had no difficulty in swinging the pack in on the line of scent. There was nothing to do but for the fox to make a run for it. He pulled into a timbered section and went straight away, going southwest and on out of hearing. After 40 minutes he came back from a southeasterly direction and into the pasture again. This time he made several circles, hoping by doing so to get some advantage; however, the hounds were determined. They played with him. The notes ringing out from them then indicated "caught fox." His former experiences made him realize this. There was only one alternative, and that was for him to make for his burrow. This he did but barely so. This was a three-hour race and a fast one all the time. GREAT RUNNER. I have had the hounds after him in the daylight. They hole him in about half the time it takes at night. They have put him in places where he could easily have been gotten out, but never will I do this. He is such a fine runner and really seems to enjoy having the hounds chase him. Then, too, he appears to be glad to entertain folks because he often runs up close enough for you to see him. He is an unusually large fox, as big as an ordinary dog. Foxhunters know that the same class and type of race is not had every time a hunt is tried out. However, this was a race which you can rehearse over and over again. Here is hoping that all of my hunting friends have an occasional chase like this. The following is from a 7 Jun 1997 letter from Mrs. Wayne (Rosalind Johnson) Edmondson: I would like to mention about Uncle Homer Culpepper, Margaret and Eleanor's father; he was he closest thing to a grandfather that my sister, brother and I had since both my grandfathers died long before I came along. We lived in the George Green Culpepper house from 1946 until 1954 which was across the road from Uncle Homer and Aunt Dora. There was a long sandy walk way in front of their house and as children we would play in the sand looking for doodle bugs and such. Uncle Homer sat on the porch with his f ly swatter, killing flies and singing ditties and telling stories to us as we played. He was an avid fox hunter and had quite a reputation of raising fox hounds. One of my fondest memories that I am sure very few people of my age ever experienced was getting to go on one of the fox hunts one night. Uncle Homer had a farm with an old vacant farm house that had a working fireplace and had some hay stored in it. Mother built a fire in the fi replace and we bedded down on the hay pile while the men built a fire outside. We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows and drank Cokes and told ghost stories. Once the dogs were turned loose and began the chase, the men stood around the fire calling out the dogs names as they heard them running the fox. I'm sure it wouldn't sound so exciting to the kids today, but to an 8 year old in 1949 before TV and such, it was plenty exciting.
      Homer Culpepper suffered from prostate cancer. The following obituary is from an unknown source, possibly the Meriwether Vindicator Homer Culpepper, Lone Oak, Dies; Funeral Thursday HOGANSVILLE, June 6 -- Homer L. Culpepper, 79 member of a prominent Meriwether County family died at 6 p. m. yesterday at his home in Lone Oak following an illness of four weeks. Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. tomorrow from the Allen- Lee Memorial Methodist Church in Lone Oak. The Rev. J. H. Couch, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Hampton, will officiate. Burial will be in the churchyard at Lone Oak. Pallbearers will be Warren Johnson, Pitts Culpepper, W. C. Culpepper, Jr., D. B. Murphy, Herbin Turner, Robert F. Herring, A. D. Herring and E. L. Prickett. The body will lie in state at the chapel of the Claude A. McKibben Funeral Home here until Thursday morning when it will be conveyed to the church at Lone Oak Mr. Culpepper is survived by his wife Mrs. Theodora Herring Culpepper of Lone Oak; two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Willingham and Miss Margaret Culpepper, both of Lone Oak; three brothers, Col. Nathan F. Culpepper of Greenville, J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville and T.J. Culpepper of Atlanta; and a sister, Mrs. D. O. Phillips of College Park. Mr. Culpepper served as tax commissioner of Meriwether County for 28 years, retiring two years ago. Before holding this post, he was a well-known and beloved school teacher of Troup, Coweta and Meriwether counties, having also taught in Hogansville. His unselfishness and his interest in people and his ability to help others influence many lives in this section of Georgia. He was prominently identified with the social and civic life of Greenville, Lone Oak and of Meriwether County, Mr. Culpepper was the son of the late Ellen Nall Culpepper and Simeon F. Culpepper, pioneer settlers of Meriwether County. His father was clerk of the courts in Meriwether County for 25 years and also served as tax commissioner for that county for many years. Mr. Culpepper was born at Lone Oak and had spent most of his life there. He attended the State Normal College at Athens and Peabody College at Nashville, Tenn. He was preceded in death only eight weeks by his brother Edgar Culpepper. He was a Mason and a member of the Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church. Claude A. McKibben Funeral Home of Hogansville is in charge of arrangements.
      Another obituary appeared on Friday, June 15, 1951, in an unknown source: MR. H. L. CULPEPPER BELOVED MERIWETHER CITIZEN DIES AT HIS HOME Mr. H. L. Culpepper, 79, member of one of Meriwether County's prominent families died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Lone Oak. Funeral services were held at Lee Memorial Methodist Church at Lone Oak. Rev. J. H. Couch of Hampton conducted the sad final rites. Interment was in the church yard. The esteem and love of countless friends was evidenced by the numerous floral offerings.
Claude A. McKibben Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Culpepper retired from his official duties two year ago. Earlier in his career, Mr. Culpepper was a beloved teacher of Troup, Coweta and Meriwether county. Mr. Culpepper was prominently identified with the social and civic live of Greenville, Lone Oak and of Meriwether county. The deceased was the son of the late Ellen Nall Culpepper and Simeon F. Culpepper pioneer citizens. His father was clerk of the courts in Meriwether county for 25 years and was Tax Commissioner for many years. Mrs. Culpepper was born at Lone Oak, Nov. 3, 1871. He attended the State Normal College and Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Culpepper had been ill for four weeks, and was preceded in death by his brother only a few weeks ago. He was a Mason and a member of the Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Warren Johnson, Pitts Culpepper, W. C. Culpepper, Jr., D. B. Murphy, Herbin Turner, Robert F. Herring, A. D. Herring, E. L. Prickett. Mr. Culpepper is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theodora Herring Culpepper, two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Willingham, and Miss Margaret Culpepper all of Lone Oak, three brothers, Col. N. F. Culpepper, Greenville, J. W. Culpepper, Fayetteville, T. J. Culpepper, Atlanta, a sister. Mrs. D. O. Phillips, of College Park. For 28 years Mr. Culpepper served as the efficient Tax Commissioner of Meriwether County. Col. W. S. Allen, of Greenville, paid a tribute to Mr. Culpepper during the service and said in part: "I have known him in his official capacity as Tax Commissioner of our county during the Republican Administrations from 1921 to 1933. Trying years when our homes and lands were under mortgage, and our growing crops under lien. He stood as a rock in a weary land, between the taxing authorities and the people; and without regard to his own security or the security of his family he patiently and silently took the blame and criticism for uncollected taxes. His faith in people and his courage literally saved thousands of homes and farms in Meriwether County, and to this hour, his name is a benediction around the hearth stones in the homes of our people."
      The following appears to be a fuller version of the tribute given by Col. W. S. Allen on June 7, 1951. It was attributed to "Jack" Allen and was printed in an unknown source: TRIBUTE TO HON. CULPEPPER During a long and somewhat stormy life, I have been honored and blessed with the friendship of many loyal friends. Here lies one of the noblest of them all--Homer L. Culpepper. I have known him in his official capacity as Tax Commissioner of our County during the Republican Administrations from 1921 to 1933. Trying years when our homes and lands were under mortgage, and our growing crops under lien. He stood as a rock in a weary land, between the taxing authorities and the people, and without regard to his own security or the security of his family he patiently and silently took the blame and criticism for uncollected taxes. His faith in people and his courage literally saved thousands of homes and farms in Meriwether County, and to this hour, his name is a benediction around the hearth stone in the homes of our people. I have known him, best of all, as a faithful and loyal friend who never offered excuses or alibis, who never asked for a vacation or furlough, who gave his all to his friends without question, without stint, without omit, and with no thought of possible reward. Yes, I have known him, admired him, and loved him all these years, for all of these things, and I shall miss him and mourn him as long as my own life shall last, and I shall never again visit this little community, but what I shall find, myself longing for the touch of that vanished hand, and the sound of a voice that is still. Today we shall lay his body in the bosom of the soil he loved so well for its long rest, but we know that his Spirit has already taken up its residence in his Father's house, in that land where we never grow old. To me, Mr. Homer's love of nature and of his home are expressed in this old, old poem: When the grilling day is over and the sun is going down; when the shades of night are falling on the country and the town; when the whippoorwill is calling and the fox begins to roam; when the mocking bird is dozing--then I want to be at home. When the storm cloud's in the offing and the mighty thunders roll; when the lightening cleaves the heavens and the squirrel hunts his hole; when a sickening, inky blackness shades the azure dome; when the storm breaks in its fury--then I want to be at home. When the pink rosebuds are swinging so gently in the breeze and the glorious sun is shining on the warblers in the trees; when the air is perfume-laden and the summer days have come; when all nature seems ablooming--then I want to be at home. When the winter snows are drifting in the icy, cutting gale; when the winter wind is moaning a lonesome forlorn wail; with icicles on the barn roof like teeth in a mammoth comb; when the sparrows beg their breakfast then I want to be at home. When life is nearly over, when I cross(?) the great divide, listening to the ____ calling me from the other side; when the last great call is sounded and my final day has come there's one prayer that I would offer--then I want to be at home.
      From The Atlanta Journal: H. L. Culpepper Civic Leader, Dies in Lone Oak Special to The Atlanta Journal HOGANSVILLE, Ga., June 6--Homer L. Culpepper, 79, who served 28 years as tax collector of Meriwether County, died Tuesday night at his home in Lone Oak. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 o'clock at the Allen Lee Memorial Church in Lone Oak. Burial will be in the churchyard. The body will remain at the Claude McKibben Funeral Home until Thursday morning. Mr. Culpepper, until his retirement two years ago, was active in the civic affairs of Greenville, Lone Oak, Hogansville and Meriwether County. Before taking county office, he was a school teacher, including some years here. He was the son of Ellen Noll [read Nall] Culpepper and Simeon Culpepper, who was tax collector for Meriwether County for 25 years. Survivors include his wife, the former Theodora Herring Culpepper, Lone Oak; two daughters, Mrs. Ann [read A. M.] Willingham and Miss Margaret Culpepper, Lone Oak; three brothers, N. F., Greenville, J. W., Fayetteville, and T. J., Atlanta; sister Mrs. D. O. Phillips, College Park. 

Family

Esther Theodora Herring (2 Apr 1872 - 3 Jun 1959)
Marriage*26 Jun 1902 He married Esther Theodora Herring at Georgia on 26 Jun 1902 at age 30. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Homer Lee Culpepper, 3 Nov 1871 – 5 Jun 1951.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  3. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Page 163B (14), Family 289, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1871, 28, Sng, GA/GA/GA, School Teacher.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 1B, Lines 71-76, Greenville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 39, md1-7 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Life Insurance Agent
    E. Theodora Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, md1-7 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Eleanor Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1 6/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 22-26, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 49, md, GA/GA/GA
    Dora H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, md, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Eleanor Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    J. Stoks Herring, Father-in-law, M, 88, wd, GA/GA/GA.
  7. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  10. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.
  11. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Page 1B, Niceville Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 59, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Tax Collector
    Theodora Culpepper, Wife, F, 57, M, md @ 23, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Culpepper, Dau, F, 23, S, GA/GA/GA, Public School Teacher
    Eleanor Culpepper, Dau, F, 22, S, GA/GA/GA, Public School Teacher.
  12. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Homer L. Culpepper, d. 5 Jun 1951 at 79 years in Meriwether Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.

Esther Theodora Herring

Female, #34973, (2 Apr 1872 - 3 Jun 1959)
Father*James Stokes Herring (23 Jan 1830 - 13 Mar 1921)
Mother*Louise Day Ellis (11 Jan 1838 - 23 Aug 1917)
Birth*2 Apr 1872 Esther was born at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 2 Apr 1872.1 
Employment* Esther's occupation: teacher. 
Photographed*say 1902 She was photographed say 1902 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2
Esther Theodora Herring
Marriage*26 Jun 1902 She married Homer Lee Culpepper at Georgia on 26 Jun 1902 at age 30. 
Married Name26 Jun 1902  As of 26 Jun 1902, her married name was Culpepper. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Esther was listed as Homer Lee Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Mother23 Aug 1917 Her mother Louise Day Ellis died on 23 Aug 1917 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Esther was listed as Homer Lee Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Father13 Mar 1921 Her father James Stokes Herring died on 13 Mar 1921 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Esther was listed as Homer Lee Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Spouse5 Jun 1951 Her husband Homer Lee Culpepper died on 5 Jun 1951 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7,8 
Residence*Jun 1959 Esther resided at Meriwether Co., Georgia, in Jun 1959.9 
Death*3 Jun 1959 She died at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia, on 3 Jun 1959 at age 87.9,1 
Burial*5 Jun 1959 Her body was interred on 5 Jun 1959 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Esther Theodora Herring was known as "Dora." Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham noted, in a 2 Jan 1986 letter, that "my mother always told me that 'procrastination is the thief of time.'" The following obituary is from an unknown source, possibly The Atlanta Constitution: Mrs. Culpepper, Meriwether Leader Dies Constitution State News Service HOGANSVILLE--Mrs. Homer L. Culpepper, 87, member of a pioneer Meriwether County family died Wednesday in a La Grange hospital. Mrs. Culpepper, who lived in the Lone Oak community, was active in the county's social, civic and political life. Her deceased husband served as Tax commissioner of Meriwether County for 28 years. She was a graduate of GSCW in the class of 1895 and formerly taught school in Newnan, Grantville and Columbus. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in Allen Lee Memorial Methodist Church, Lone Oak, with the Revs. George Davis and Harry Long officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with McKibben Funeral Home in charge. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Margaret Culpepper and Mrs. Albert Willingham, both of Lone Oak.
      Another obituary appeared in the Meriwether Vindicator on Friday 12 Jun 1959: Beloved Citizen Dies at Lone Oak On Wednesday, June 3, the Lone Oak community was saddened by the passing of Mrs. Homer L. Culpepper. As her tired spirit left her frail body she fell asleep "as one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams." Formerly Esther Theodora Herring, she was born April 2, 1872, in Coweta county. She was the daughter of the Late Louise Ellie [read Ellis] Herring and James Stokes Herring. Mrs. Culpepper attended Newnan public school and was graduated from GSCW at Milledgeville in the class of 1859 [read 1895]. She taught in the schools of Grantville, Newnan, Columbus, and Hogansville. On June 26, 1902, she married Homer Lee Culpepper of Lone Oak, and the remainder of her life was spent in this community. While she was a student at College she united with the Episcopal church where she was confirmed March 10, 1895. Although she never moved her membership from the Episcopal church, she took an active part in Allen-Lee Memorial church, and was a charter member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service, which was organized 50 years ago. She took an active part in the civic and social life of the community, and through her keen mind was able to render a great service to her fellow man. Being a lover of poetry and the finer things of life, she enriched the lives of others. It may be said "She looked well to the ways of her household and her children rise up and call her blessed."
Mrs. Culpepper was the local correspondent for the Newnan Times-Herald since 1917. She was identified with the civic and political life of Meriwether county, as her late husband was tax commissioner of the county for 28 years Funeral services were held at Allen-Lee Memorial Church on June 5, conducted by the Rev. George Davis of Hogansville, a former pastor here, assisted by the Rev. Riley Middleton, pastor of Allen-Lee Memorial church. McKibben Funeral Home, of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. The church was filled by loving friends and relatives. The flower laden casket was borne to its resting place beside her husband by nephews: Robert F. Herring of Newnan, Albert D. Herring and Harvey C. Cutts of Greenville; George W. Johnson of Hogansville; Norman Gray of Carrollton; and William P. Lee, Jr., and Roswell W. Lee of Lone Oak.
The large gathering of loved ones and the beautiful floral offerings were mute testimony of the love of her friends. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Margaret Culpepper and Mrs. A. M. Willingham of Lone Oak, and thirteen nieces and nephews. 

Family

Homer Lee Culpepper (3 Nov 1871 - 5 Jun 1951)
Marriage*26 Jun 1902 She married Homer Lee Culpepper at Georgia on 26 Jun 1902 at age 30. 
Children
Last Edited31 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Theodora Herring Culpepper, 2 Apr 1872 – 3 Jun 1959.
  2. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 1B, Lines 71-76, Greenville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 39, md1-7 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Life Insurance Agent
    E. Theodora Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, md1-7 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Eleanor Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1 6/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Atlanta Constitution, The (1881-2001)
    30 Aug 1917 - Atlanta, Georgia.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 22-26, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 49, md, GA/GA/GA
    Dora H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 46, md, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Eleanor Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    J. Stoks Herring, Father-in-law, M, 88, wd, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Page 1B, Niceville Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Homer L. Culpepper, Head, M, 59, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Tax Collector
    Theodora Culpepper, Wife, F, 57, M, md @ 23, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Culpepper, Dau, F, 23, S, GA/GA/GA, Public School Teacher
    Eleanor Culpepper, Dau, F, 22, S, GA/GA/GA, Public School Teacher.
  7. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Homer L. Culpepper, d. 5 Jun 1951 at 79 years in Meriwether Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Homer Lee Culpepper, 3 Nov 1871 – 5 Jun 1951.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Theodora Culpepper, d. 3 Jun 1959 at 87 years in Troup Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.

Edgar Clarence Culpepper

Male, #34974, (7 Mar 1874 - 10 Apr 1951)
Father*Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Mother*Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Birth*7 Mar 1874 Edgar was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 7 Mar 1874.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Nathan, James, Homer, Edgar and Wilbur was listed as a son in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*5 Feb 1899 He married Ida Lemuel White at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Feb 1899 at age 24.3 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1929 His mother Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7,8 
Death of Father22 Jun 1929 His father Simeon Fletcher Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9,10 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 
Photographedsay 1940 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1940 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
standing left to right: Nathan Florence Culpepper, James Wesley Culpepper, Homer Lee Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper; seated: Edgar Clarence Culpepper.12
sons of Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Death*10 Apr 1951 He died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Apr 1951 at age 77.13,1 
Burial*circa 12 Apr 1951 His body was interred circa 12 Apr 1951 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in a 13 Jul 1984 letter, that she had "a little book on correct forms of English which he [Simeon F. Culpepper] gave to his son, Edgar for making the most 'headrounds' on Sept 2, 1887 on Geography.
      Edgar suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. A brother, Thomas J. Culpepper, at a family gathering 3 Aug 1969 said of Edgar C. Culpepper: He was a victim of arthritis, which started on him before he was 30 years old and before he was 40 he was completely helpless. His wife, Ida looked after him, like he was a baby.... We all went to see him often as possible and rallied around to see that he did not suffer for any of the necessities. He was the most cheerful person I ever saw and had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed all the ridiculous and funny things that happened to people and everybody in Lone Oak saw that he was told about them.
      According to Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, Edgar "was always cheerful, never complaining and always having some witty remark to fit the occasion." She also wrote that his nickname was "Yike" and added "none of us knows how this came about."
      The following death notice is from the Hogansville Herald Thursday, 19 Apr 1951: LONE OAK Funeral services for Mr. Edgar C. Culpepper were held at Allen-Lee Memorial Church at Lone Oak on Thursday, April 12, with his pastor, the Rev. Charles Hamilton, officiating, assisted by Rev. Osborn Belyeu, who paid loving tribute to his life and character. Mr. Culpepper was a life-long citizen of Lone Oak, a member of the Methodist Church, a Mason and a valued member of the community. He was seventy-seven years old and had been an invalid for nearly forty years. In spite of his sufferings, he was bright and cheerful, interested in all public affairs, and was lovingly ministered to by his devoted companion.
He was the fourth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Culpepper and is survived by his wife, the former Miss Ida White; four brothers, Messrs. N. F. Culpepper of Greenville, J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, Homer L. Culpepper of Lone Oak, and a sister, Mrs. D. O. Phillips of College Park. A large congregation was in attendance and the floral offerings were lovely. The following nephews acted as pall-bearers: W. C. Culpepper Jr., Pitts Culpepper, H. C. Cutts, A. M. Willingham, Dean Murphy, Everett Greer, who bore the flower-laden casket to its last resting place in the church cemetery. Claude McKibben Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. D. O. Phillips, Miss Ellen Phillips of College Park, Mrs. Zora Sewell, Mrs. Mary Jones of Atlanta, Mrs. W. C. Culpepper, Mr. Pitts Culpepper of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Culpepper Jr., of Adairsville were dinner guests of Mrs. and Mrs. H. L. Culpepper Thursday. 

Family

Ida Lemuel White (4 Feb 1878 - 15 Sep 1966)
Marriage*5 Feb 1899 He married Ida Lemuel White at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Feb 1899 at age 24.3 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Edgar C. Culpepper, 7 Mar 1874 – 10 Apr 1951.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  3. Meriwether County Court of the Ordinary, Meriwether Co., GA Marriages, 1886-1902, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1963, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film # 327,665.
    Edgar C. Culpepper and Miss Ida White on 5 Feb 1899 in Meriwether Co., GA, Book G-338.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 331B (24), Family 468, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Edgar C. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1874, 26, md 1 yr, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ada L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Feb 1878, 22, md 1 yr, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 5B, Lines 53-54, Mountville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Head, M, 36, md1-11 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, md1-11 yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 17-18, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Head, M, 45, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida W. Culpepper, Wife, F, 41, md, GA/GA/GA.
  7. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  10. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.
  11. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Page 1B, Niceville Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Rents Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Edgar Culpepper, Head, M, 56, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida White Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, M, md @ 21, GA/GA/GA.
  12. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  13. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Edgar C. Culpepper, d. 10 Apr 1951 at 77 years in Meriwether Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.

Ida Lemuel White1

Female, #34975, (4 Feb 1878 - 15 Sep 1966)
Father*John R. White (1853 - 1937)
Mother*Celia Broadwater (1854 - 1929)
Birth*4 Feb 1878 Ida was born at Georgia on 4 Feb 1878.2,3 
Marriage*5 Feb 1899 She married Edgar Clarence Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Feb 1899 at age 21.1 
Married Name4 Feb 1899  As of 4 Feb 1899, her married name was Culpepper.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Ida was listed as Edgar Clarence Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 She was enumerated in the US Census of 1910 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Ida was listed as Edgar Clarence Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Mother1929 Her mother Celia Broadwater died in 1929. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Ida was listed as Edgar Clarence Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Death of Father1937 Her father John R. White died in 1937. 
Photographed*say 1950 She was photographed say 1950 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.8
Ida (White) Culpepper
Death of Spouse10 Apr 1951 Her husband Edgar Clarence Culpepper died on 10 Apr 1951 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9,10 
Residence*Sep 1966 Ida resided at Meriwether Co., Georgia, in Sep 1966.11 
Death*15 Sep 1966 She died at Grantville, Coweta Co., Georgia, on 15 Sep 1966 at age 88.2 
Death24 Sep 1966 She died at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia, on 24 Sep 1966 at age 88.11,3 
Burial*25 Sep 1966 Her body was interred on 25 Sep 1966 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* A brother-in-law, Thomas J. Culpepper, at a 3 Aug 1969 gathering of the Simeon F. Culpepper family noted that Ida had cared for her husband, Edgar C. Culpepper, who was disabled by arthritis and added "I have never understood how she stood the physical strain which she did for 40 years. Although Edgar an Ida had no children, an unknown source noted: The nieces and nephews will always remember the childhood visits they made to stay a few days with Edgar and Ida, who were always so devoted to the children. They all thought that Aunt Ida's cooking was magic.
      Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham added in "The Sim Culpepper Boys": She [Ida] was a wonderful character and a devoted wife. The children loved her white caramel cake with a pink layer. When Uncle Tom came to visit, one of his boys was hardly out of the car before he would say "Aunt Ida I'm hungry." He knew the favorite cake would be waiting for him.
      The Wesley Culpepper family gave Edgar and Ida a little dog called Rick. An unknown source noted that "the little dog idolized Ida, Edgar's wife. As Edgar could not walk, Rick followed Ida everywhere...."
      At one point, Ida had an ulcerated eye ball removed. The following funeral notice if from an unknown source dated Thursday, 29 Nov 1966: Mrs. E. C. Culpepper Mrs. Edgar C. Culpepper, age 88, of Lone Oak Community of Meriwether County, died in a Franklin, Ga., Nursing Home Saturday, Sept. 24. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 5:00 at the Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church at Lone Oak. Rev. Guy Mayer officiated and the burial was in the Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Donald Turner, Fred Willingham, Jr., Ernest O'Neal, W.C. Culpepper, Jr., George W. Johnson, Jr., and Joel Murphy. Mrs. Culpepper was a life-long resident of Meriwether County. She was the oldest member of the Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late John R. White and Cecile [tombstone is recorded as Celia] Broadwater White, members of pioneer Meriwether County families. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Lee and Mrs. Moza Turner, both of Lone Oak. Claude A. McKibben Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge. 

Family

Edgar Clarence Culpepper (7 Mar 1874 - 10 Apr 1951)
Marriage*5 Feb 1899 She married Edgar Clarence Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 Feb 1899 at age 21.1 
Last Edited30 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Meriwether County Court of the Ordinary, Meriwether Co., GA Marriages, 1886-1902, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1963, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film # 327,665.
    Edgar C. Culpepper and Miss Ida White on 5 Feb 1899 in Meriwether Co., GA, Book G-338.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ida White Culpepper, 4 Feb 1878 – 24 Sep 1966.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 331B (24), Family 468, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Edgar C. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1874, 26, md 1 yr, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ada L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Feb 1878, 22, md 1 yr, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 5B, Lines 53-54, Mountville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Head, M, 36, md1-11 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, md1-11 yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 17-18, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Head, M, 45, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida W. Culpepper, Wife, F, 41, md, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Page 1B, Niceville Road, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    Rents Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Edgar Culpepper, Head, M, 56, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ida White Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, M, md @ 21, GA/GA/GA.
  8. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Edgar C. Culpepper, d. 10 Apr 1951 at 77 years in Meriwether Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.
  10. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Edgar C. Culpepper, 7 Mar 1874 – 10 Apr 1951.
  11. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Ida W. Culpepper, d. 24 Sep 1966 at 88 years in Heard Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.

Wilbur Clay Culpepper1

Male, #34976, (2 Aug 1876 - 19 Oct 1943)
Father*Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Mother*Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Name Variation He was also known as Gill.2 
Birth*2 Aug 1876 Wilbur was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 2 Aug 1876.1 
Employment* Wilbur's occupation: accountant. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Nathan, James, Homer, Edgar and Wilbur was listed as a son in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Photographed*say 1897 He was photographed say 1897 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4
Wilbur Clay Culpepper
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Nathan, Wilbur and Thomas was listed as a son in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Photographed22 Nov 1900 He appeared as a nephew in a family photograph on 22 Nov 1900 at age 66
Assumed to be Thanksgiving Day 1900:

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

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

Back row: Marvin & Charles Culpepper, Lucy (wife of Marvin), Cora (wife of Warren), Wilbur Culpepper, Susie (wife of Jim, who is back of her with hat), John (next to Jim), son Emmett is not in picture.2
James Daniel Culpepper family
Marriage*10 Feb 1909 He married Carrie Lou Tigner at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Feb 1909 at age 32. 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Wilbur was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son5 Nov 1918 His son Lewis Pitts Culpepper was born on 5 Nov 1918 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Photographedsay 1920 He appeared as a nephew in a family photograph say 1920 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
three friends, left to right: George Green Culpepper, Weyman Prickett,
a friend of Wilbur Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper. Note: George is
wearing a black felt Friend's hat -- "straw lid" (so-called). Wilbur's
hat is a Panama.2
Three friends
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Wilbur was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son7 May 1924 His son Wilbur Clay Culpepper Jr. was born on 7 May 1924 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1929 His mother Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9,10 
Death of Father22 Jun 1929 His father Simeon Fletcher Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11,12 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Wilbur was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
Photographedsay 1940 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1940 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
standing left to right: Nathan Florence Culpepper, James Wesley Culpepper, Homer Lee Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper; seated: Edgar Clarence Culpepper.2
sons of Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Death*19 Oct 1943 He died at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Oct 1943 at age 67.14,1 
Burial*circa 21 Oct 1943 His body was interred circa 21 Oct 1943 at Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography*  According to Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, Wilbur was nicknamed "Gill." Wilbur was an accountant with the state highway department. The following is an obituary from an unknown source: W. C. Culpepper Taken by Death GREENVILLE, Ga., Oct. 20.--Wilbur Clay Culpepper, 67, former mayor of Greenville, died at his home here Tuesday. Born and reared in Meriwether County, Mr. Culpepper was connected with the State Highway Department for many years and also was connected with the Greenville Warehouse and Oil Mill. At the time of his death he was chief clerk of the Merwether County War Price and Ration Board. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, the former Carrie Lou Tigner; two sons Lewis Pitts Culpepper, of Manchester and Wilbur Clay Culpepper, Jr., U. S. Navy; five brothers, Nathan F. Culpepper, of Greenville; J. Wesley Culpepper, of Fayetteville; Homer L. Culpepper and Edgar C. Culpepper, of Lone Oak, and T. J. Culpepper, of Grantville; two sisters Mrs. D. O. Phillips and Miss Mary Lou Culpepper, of Greenville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Wednesday. 

Family

Carrie Lou Tigner (24 May 1888 - 19 May 1985)
Marriage*10 Feb 1909 He married Carrie Lou Tigner at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Feb 1909 at age 32. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Aug 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Wilbur Clay Culpepper, 2 Aug 1876 – 19 Oct 1943
    + Carrie Lou Tigner Culpepper, 24 May 1888 – 19 May 1985.
  2. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  4. Correspondence from Lewis Pitts Culpepper to Lew Griffin, circa 1997.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 14B, Lines 56-57, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 33, md1-1 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Hardware merchant
    Carrie Lou Culpepper, Wife, F, 21, md1-1 yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 3B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/GA, Cotton broker
    Carrie Lou Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md, GA/GA/GA
    Louis P. Culpepper, Son, M, 1 2/12, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  8. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  10. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  11. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  12. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.
  13. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 1A, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md @ 31, GA/GA/GA, Bookkeeper/Highway Dept
    Carrie L. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, md @ 16, GA/GA/AL
    Lewis P. Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, GA/GA/GA
    Helen D. Tigner, Mother-in-law, F, 62, wid, md @ 26, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Tigner, Sister-in-law, F, 52, S, GA/GA/GA, Governess
    Lizzie Tigner, Sister-in-law, F, 38, S, GA/GA/GA.
  14. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    W. C. Culpepper, d. 19 Oct 1943 at 67 years in Meriwether Co., GA.

Carrie Lou Tigner1

Female, #34977, (24 May 1888 - 19 May 1985)
Father*Thomas B. Tigner (12 May 1846 - 2 Sep 1923)
Mother*Mary Imogene Pitts (9 Feb 1852 - 7 Jan 1891)
Birth*24 May 1888 Carrie was born at Odessadale, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 24 May 1888.2,1 
Death of Mother7 Jan 1891 Her mother Mary Imogene Pitts died on 7 Jan 1891. 
Marriage*10 Feb 1909 She married Wilbur Clay Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Feb 1909 at age 20. 
Married Name10 Feb 1909  As of 10 Feb 1909, her married name was Culpepper. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Carrie was listed as Wilbur Clay Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son5 Nov 1918 Her son Lewis Pitts Culpepper was born on 5 Nov 1918 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Carrie was listed as Wilbur Clay Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Father2 Sep 1923 Her father Thomas B. Tigner died on 2 Sep 1923. 
Birth of Son7 May 1924 Her son Wilbur Clay Culpepper Jr. was born on 7 May 1924 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Carrie was listed as Wilbur Clay Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Spouse19 Oct 1943 Her husband Wilbur Clay Culpepper died on 19 Oct 1943 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6,1 
Photographed*say 1965 She was photographed say 1965 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7
Carrie Lou (Tigner) Culpepper
Death*19 May 1985 She died at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 May 1985 at age 96.8,2,1 
Burial*21 May 1985 Her body was interred on 21 May 1985 at Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* In a 26 Apr 1977 letter, Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote "I went to the home of my aunt Carrie Lou Culpepper yesterday and copied g.g. father George W. Culpepper's Bible record. She is the widow of our father's brother, Wilbur, and he had the Bible used by George W. The record is very complete." The following appeared in the 23 Sep 1979 Bulletin of the Greenville Methodist Church, Greenville GA: "MISS" CARRIE LOU Today, we are honoring a very special lady. She is known to some as "T", to others as "Cud'n" Carrie Lou, and to the rest of us as "Miss" Carrie Lou. "Miss" Carrie Lou was born on May 24, 1888, about six miles West of Greenville near the thriving little community of Odessadale, Georgia. She was the fifth child of Thomas B. and Imogene Pitts Tigner. When "Miss" Carrie Lou was two years old, her mother died. Her father later married Miss Helen Owen of Waverly Hall, whom she grew to love very much. After attending grammar school and high school in Durand (then Stinson) and Woodbury, she attended LaGrange Female Academy, which is now LaGrange College. When "Miss" Carrie Lou was twenty years old, she became the bride of Mr. Wilbur C. Culpepper, a prominent and progressive young business man from Greenville. The wedding took place at 'Spring Hill', the country home of the bride's parents, on Wednesday afternoon, February 10, 1909. Mr. Wilbur brought his lovely bride home to Greenville, and for this we have much to be thankful. After transferring her membership from Old Trinity, "Miss" Carrle Lou and Mr. Wilbur served as faithful members of the Greenville United Methodist Church. No dinner on the ground was ever complete without Mr. Wilbur's careful provision. At the time of their marriage, Mr. Culpepper owned the General Merchandise Store. For some years, he was associated with the State Highway Department and later acted as Manager of the Greenville Warehouse and Oil Mill. Mr. Wilbur and "Miss" Carrie Lou had two sons, Louis Pitts and Wilbur Clay, Jr. Mr. Wilbur died in October, 1943. "Miss" Carrie Lou is well-known in Meriwether County. In years past, she worked for her father-in-law, Mr. S. F. Culpepper, when he was the Clerk of the Court. She also worked for the Extension Service, and for many years assisted Mrs. Estelle Perkerson in the Tax Commissioners Office. Always known for her gentle, loving nature, "Miss" Carrie Lou has touched the hearts of many people. With unfaltering faith in her personal Savior, Jesus Christ, she has gone about doing good and truly loving her fellow man. Her years have been filled with faithful service to the Church. At Ninety-one, unable to hear well or walk well, she still feels her place is in God's house on Sunday. There are many ways to witness, but example often proves the best. "Miss" Carrie Lou's steadfast faith and strong convictions throughout her life have given to many a deeper knowledge of true Christian love. May God continue to bless you, "Miss" Carrie Lou, for all those you have touched.
      The following funeral notice appeared on p. 11 of the Friday 24 May 1985 edition of The Meriwether Vindicator: CARRIE LOU TIGNER CULPEPPER Mrs. Carrie Lou Tigner Culpepper, age 96, Greenville, Ga. died May 19th at Alvista Care Home after a lengthy illness. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 21st in Greenville Cemetery. Rev. Harold Lyda, pastor of Greenville United Methodist and Rev. Marion Shivers, a former pastor officiated. Pallbearers were: Render Hill, Pinson Hill, John Gaston, Ros Atkinson, Bud White and Pic Gantt. Mrs. Culpepper was a descendant of one of Meriwether County's pioneer families. She was the daughter of the late Thomas B. Tigner and Imogene Pitts. She worked for a short while in the Meriwether County Tax Commissioners office but most of her married years she was a housewife. She was a devoted member of Greenville United Methodist Church. She loved her fellowman and always remembered them with a phone call on their birthday or anniversary. She will be greatly missed by her church and her many friends, for she was a cornerstone of the community. She is survived by two sons, Mr. Pitts Culpepper and Mrs. Wilbur Clay "Wicky" Culpepper, Greenville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Wade H. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Family

Wilbur Clay Culpepper (2 Aug 1876 - 19 Oct 1943)
Marriage*10 Feb 1909 She married Wilbur Clay Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 10 Feb 1909 at age 20. 
Children
Last Edited1 Aug 2006

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Wilbur Clay Culpepper, 2 Aug 1876 – 19 Oct 1943
    + Carrie Lou Tigner Culpepper, 24 May 1888 – 19 May 1985.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 14B, Lines 56-57, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 33, md1-1 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Hardware merchant
    Carrie Lou Culpepper, Wife, F, 21, md1-1 yrs, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 3B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/GA, Cotton broker
    Carrie Lou Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md, GA/GA/GA
    Louis P. Culpepper, Son, M, 1 2/12, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 1A, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md @ 31, GA/GA/GA, Bookkeeper/Highway Dept
    Carrie L. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, md @ 16, GA/GA/AL
    Lewis P. Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, GA/GA/GA
    Helen D. Tigner, Mother-in-law, F, 62, wid, md @ 26, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Tigner, Sister-in-law, F, 52, S, GA/GA/GA, Governess
    Lizzie Tigner, Sister-in-law, F, 38, S, GA/GA/GA.
  6. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    W. C. Culpepper, d. 19 Oct 1943 at 67 years in Meriwether Co., GA.
  7. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  8. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Carrie L. Culpepper, d. 19 May 1985 at 96 years in Meriwether Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.

Mary Lucretia Culpepper

Female, #34978, (8 Feb 1879 - 15 Sep 1949)
Father*Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Mother*Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Birth*8 Feb 1879 Mary was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 8 Feb 1879.1 
Employment* Mary's occupation: cateress. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Mary was listed as a daughter in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Mary and Nettie was listed as a daughter in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Mary and Nettie was listed as a daughter in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Mary was listed as a daughter in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1929 Her mother Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6,7 
Death of Father22 Jun 1929 Her father Simeon Fletcher Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8,9 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Mary was listed as a sister-in-law in Daniel Othello Phillips's household on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10 
Death*15 Sep 1949 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 15 Sep 1949 at age 70.11,1 
Burial*circa 17 Sep 1949 Her body was interred circa 17 Sep 1949 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* According to Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, Mary Lucretia Culpepper was known as "Mary Lou." According to Mrs. William L. Martin, Jr., her tombstone reads "Mary Lou Culpepper." She never married. The following funeral notice is from the Atlanta Constitution: Miss Culpepper Funeral Today Funeral services for Miss Mary Lou Culpepper, 78, of Greenville and Atlanta, who died at a private hospital here Thursday night, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Lone Oak Methodist Church. The Rev. G. B. Henderson, pastor of the Greenville Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery [now the Allen-Lee Memorial Church cemetery]. Miss Culpepper is survived by one sister, Mrs. Dan Phillips, of College Park; five brothers, N. F. Culpepper, of Greenville; J. W. Culpepper, of Fayetteville; H. L. and E. C. Culpepper, of Lone Oak, and T. J. Culpepper, of Atlanta; and a number of nieces and nephews. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Mary Lou Culpepper, 8 Feb 1879 – 15 Sep 1949.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 13B, Lines 52-55, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, 67, md1-33 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Superior Court Clerk
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 65, md1-33 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 30, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 26, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim F. Culpepper, Head, M, 76, md, GA/NC/GA, Farm General Mgr
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 75, md, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Daughter, F, 40, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  7. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  8. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  9. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.
  10. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 1A, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Daniel O. Phillips, Head, M, 55, M, md @ 36, GA/GA/GA, Dry Goods Merchant
    Nettie Phillips, Wife, F, 46, M, md @ 27, GA/GA/AL
    Florence Phillips, Dau, F, 10, S, GA/GA/GA
    Ellen Phillips, Dau, F, 5, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Sister (-in-law), F, 51, S, GA/GA/GA.
  11. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mary L. Culpepper, d. 15 Sep 1949 at 70 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Meriwether Co., GA.

Thomas Jefferson Culpepper

Male, #34979, (18 Mar 1881 - 17 Nov 1976)
Father*Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Mother*Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Birth*18 Mar 1881 Thomas was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 18 Mar 1881.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Nathan, Wilbur and Thomas was listed as a son in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*17 Apr 1906 He married Tommie Gay Sams at Inman, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 17 Apr 1906 at age 25. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1909 His son Thomas Jefferson Culpepper Jr. was born on 8 Oct 1909 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son20 Aug 1914 His son Fletcher Sams Culpepper was born on 20 Aug 1914 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1929 His mother Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5,6 
Death of Father22 Jun 1929 His father Simeon Fletcher Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7,8 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Photographedsay 1940 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1940 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
standing left to right: Nathan Florence Culpepper, James Wesley Culpepper, Homer Lee Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper; seated: Edgar Clarence Culpepper.10
sons of Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Photographed*say 1965 He was photographed say 1965 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.10
Thomas Jefferson Culpepper
Death*17 Nov 1976 He died at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina, on 17 Nov 1976 at age 95.1 
Burial*19 Nov 1976 His body was interred on 19 Nov 1976 at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Biography* The following obituary is from an unknown source THOMAS CULPEPPER Thomas J. Culpepper, 95 of 414 Summit Drive, Greenville, S. C., died Wednesday, November 17, 1976, following an illness of several weeks . A native of Meriwether county, Georgia, he was the son of the late Simeon Fletcher and Ellen Nall Culpepper. He formerly lived in Greenville and Grantville, Ga., and for the past 30 years in Atlanta before moving to Greenville S. C., in April, 1975. He started practicing pharmacy in 1902, and continued in that profession for over 65 years, He was a graduate of Atlanta Pharmacy College, and a member of Druid Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was also a Mason. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tommie Sams Culpepper of Greenville, S. C; daughters, Mrs. Helen C. Lindsey, Lake City, S. C., and Mrs. Mary C. Bohannon Newnan; sons, Thomas J. Culpepper, Jr., and Fletcher S. Culpepper of Greenvllle S. C; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services and interment were held Friday, November 19, in West View cemetery, Atlanta. 
Research note*16 Feb 2011 From: Otis E. Smith, Jr
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:35 AM
To: 'Lew Griffin'
Cc: 'Warren Culpepper'

Lew,
Also, I knew Dr. Thomas J. Culpepper (Male 34979) Druggist in Grantville, GA. In a small town the physicians and druggist are like members of the family. His drug shop had an up to date soda fountain, or should I say , “Coca Cola Fountain”. I have been scouting around for some photos of the drug shop. If I run across any I will share. My dad and a select group of locals would meet in a back room at the drug store every morning and roll dice or draw high cards to see who paid for the cokes that day.

My mother was pushing Eleanor, she died in December at 100 an a half.11 

Family

Tommie Gay Sams (13 Aug 1886 - 9 Jan 1979)
Marriage*17 Apr 1906 He married Tommie Gay Sams at Inman, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 17 Apr 1906 at age 25. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited25 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 11B, Lines 84-87, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Drug Merchant
    Tommie G. Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Helen G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1A, Lines 1-8, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md, GA/GA/GA, Retail Druggist
    Tommie S. Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, md, GA/GA/GA
    Helen G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper Jr, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher S. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother-in-law, F, 63, wd, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Sams, Sister-in-law, F, 25, wd, GA/GA/GA.
  5. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  7. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.
  9. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 5B, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$5000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Tom Culpepper, Head, M, 49, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Druggist
    Tommie Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Helen Culpepper, Dau, F, 22, S, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother (-in-law), F, 74, wid, GA/GA/GA.
  10. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  11. E-mail written 16 Feb 2011 to Lew Griffin from Otis E. Smith Jr., e-mail address.

Tommie Gay Sams

Female, #34980, (13 Aug 1886 - 9 Jan 1979)
Birth*13 Aug 1886 Tommie was born at Georgia on 13 Aug 1886.1 
Marriage*17 Apr 1906 She married Thomas Jefferson Culpepper at Inman, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 17 Apr 1906 at age 19. 
Married Name17 Apr 1906  As of 17 Apr 1906, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1909 Her son Thomas Jefferson Culpepper Jr. was born on 8 Oct 1909 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Tommie was listed as Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Birth of Son20 Aug 1914 Her son Fletcher Sams Culpepper was born on 20 Aug 1914 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 She was enumerated in the US Census of 1920 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Tommie was listed as Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Photographed*say 1965 She was photographed say 1965 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5
Tommie (Sams) Culpepper
Death of Spouse17 Nov 1976 Her husband Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 17 Nov 1976 at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.1 
Death*9 Jan 1979 She died at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina, on 9 Jan 1979 at age 92.1 
Burial*11 Jan 1979 Her body was interred on 11 Jan 1979 at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Biography*  The Newnan Times-Herald noted the 70th wedding anniversary of Thomas J. Culpepper and Tommie Gay Sams on Thursday, 13 May 1976, p. 48: Mr. And Mrs. T. J. Culpepper Celebrate 70th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Culpepper, of Pendleton Manor, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Saturday at a family party. The couples's children hosted the party at the home of a son, F. S. Culpepper, 217 Botany Road, Greenville, South Carolina. Other children are Mrs. Joe T. Bohannon of Newnan, Ga., Mrs. J. E. Lindsey of Lake City and Thomas J. Culpepper, Jr. The Culpeppers lived in Georgia until April 1975 when they moved to Greenville, S. C. At that time Mr. Culpepper was the oldest licensed pharmacist in Georgia. He had worked at that profession for more than 65 years. During those years, they lived in Greenville, Grantville and Atlanta. The couple was married April 17, 1906, at Mrs. Culpepper's home in Inman, Ga. She is the former Tommie Sams. They have nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Family

Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (18 Mar 1881 - 17 Nov 1976)
Marriage*17 Apr 1906 She married Thomas Jefferson Culpepper at Inman, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 17 Apr 1906 at age 19. 
Children
Last Edited2 Aug 2006

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 11B, Lines 84-87, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Drug Merchant
    Tommie G. Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Helen G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1A, Lines 1-8, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md, GA/GA/GA, Retail Druggist
    Tommie S. Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, md, GA/GA/GA
    Helen G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper Jr, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher S. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother-in-law, F, 63, wd, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Sams, Sister-in-law, F, 25, wd, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 5B, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$5000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Tom Culpepper, Head, M, 49, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Druggist
    Tommie Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Helen Culpepper, Dau, F, 22, S, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother (-in-law), F, 74, wid, GA/GA/GA.
  5. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.