Jane Howey1

Female, #40291, (1781 - )
Married Name Her married name was Stewart. 
Marriage* She married William Houston Stewart
Birth*1781 Jane was born in 1781. 
Birth of Sonsay 1809 Her son William Houston Stewart Jr. was born say 1809. 

Family

William Houston Stewart (say 1779 - )
Child
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2004 to Lew Griffin from Jan Selleck, 1405 Bogard Lane, Lewisville, TX 75077, Phone 214-366-6587, e-mail address.

Martha Drury1

Female, #40292, (circa 1798 - )
Birth*circa 1798 Martha was born at North Carolina circa 1798. 
Marriage*say 1821 She married John Henry Southall say 1821. 
Married Namesay 1821  As of say 1821, her married name was Southall. 

Family

John Henry Southall (15 Sep 1800 - after 19 Mar 1890)
Child
Last Edited4 Mar 2019

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2004 to Lew Griffin from Jan Selleck, 1405 Bogard Lane, Lewisville, TX 75077, Phone 214-366-6587, e-mail address.

Paul Greenfield Vauchelet

Male, #40293, (19 Apr 1927 - 18 Oct 1991)
Father*Paul Henry Vauchelet (11 Nov 1898 - 5 Aug 1946)
Mother*Phyllis Hinds (s 1900 - )
Birth*19 Apr 1927 Paul was born at Los Angeles Co., California, on 19 Apr 1927.1 
Marriage* He married Janet Lucille Baehr
Death of Father5 Aug 1946 His father Paul Henry Vauchelet died on 5 Aug 1946 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.2 
Death of Spouse27 Jan 1976 His wife Janet Lucille Baehr died on 27 Jan 1976 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., California
Death*18 Oct 1991 He died on 18 Oct 1991 at age 64.3 

Family

Janet Lucille Baehr (2 Dec 1926 - 27 Jan 1976)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247
  2. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
  3. 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

Phyllis Jeanne Vauchelet

Female, #40294, (31 Aug 1922 - 31 Aug 1985)
Father*Paul Henry Vauchelet (11 Nov 1898 - 5 Aug 1946)
Mother*Phyllis Hinds (s 1900 - )
Birth*31 Aug 1922 Phyllis was born at Los Angeles Co., California, on 31 Aug 1922.1 
Death of Father5 Aug 1946 Her father Paul Henry Vauchelet died on 5 Aug 1946 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.2 
Death*31 Aug 1985 She died at Yucca Valley, San Bernardino Co., California, on 31 Aug 1985 at age 63.3,2 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247
  2. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
  3. 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

Holly J. Hawkins

Female, #40295

Family

Kevin Glenn Cunyus
Last Edited5 Oct 2000

Lornetta Inez Yates1

Female, #40296, (28 Oct 1927 - 14 Sep 1968)
Father*George Yates (s 1893 - )
Mother*Mary Ida Culpepper (15 Feb 1894 - 21 May 1941)
African* She was an African-American. 
Married Name Her married name was Taylor. 
Birth*28 Oct 1927 Lornetta was born on 28 Oct 1927.2 
Death of Mother21 May 1941 Her mother Mary Ida Culpepper died on 21 May 1941 at Riverside, Riverside Co., California.3 
Death*14 Sep 1968 She died at Riverside, Riverside Co., California, on 14 Sep 1968 at age 40.2 

Family

(?) Taylor
Child
ChartsOrphan / Luke Culpepper of Wilcox Co., AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2005 to Lew Griffin from Sandra Louise Schiffer Durbin, San Diego, CA, e-mail address.
  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. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
    listed as "Ida M. Yates."

(?) Taylor

Male, #40297

Family

Lornetta Inez Yates (28 Oct 1927 - 14 Sep 1968)
Child
Last Edited6 Oct 2000

Sandra Louise Taylor

Female, #40298
Father*(?) Taylor
Mother*Lornetta Inez Yates (28 Oct 1927 - 14 Sep 1968)
ChartsOrphan / Luke Culpepper of Wilcox Co., AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Aug 2001

William Gray Andrews1

Male, #40299, (circa 1809 - Jan 1861)
Birth*circa 1809 William was born at North Carolina circa 1809.2 
Marriage*say 1826 He married Mary Caroline Jones say 1826. 
Death*Jan 1861 He died at Mountville, Troup Co., Georgia, in Jan 1861.2 
Biography* Sibyl D. Slavin provided the following (original author unknown):
     William Gray Andrews born about 1808 or 1809 to Richard and Agnis (Agatha Brantley) Andrews in N.C. Quite likely in Northampton Co. and from there they moved to Franklin Co., NC and later to Taliafero Co., GA.
     William Gray Andrews had 1 draw in the 1832 Gold Lottery and drew 40 acres of land in Cobb Co. Ga. He paid tax on it after moving to Troup Co. but never lived on it. He also had "wild land" in Paulding Co, Ga. when he died.
     Some of his descendents say he married Molly Jones. The 1850 and 1860 census of Troup Co. gives his wife as Caroline. She may have been named Mary (Molly) Caroline Jones. We have been unable to find a marriage record.
     The oldest son was only 14 years younger than Caroline according to the 1850 census and William Gray was 18 years older than the son. Couples did marry at an earlier age in those years. He was on the tax list of Taliafero Co. Ga. in 1832, but with only 1 draw in the Gold Lottery, he was unmarried.
     The family is in the 1860 Troup Co. Ga. census, ages: Wm. G. 51, Caroline age 50. So one census is very wrong as to ages.
     Wm. Gray Andrews was killed in Jan. 1861 by a fall from his horse. He met a neighbor on a horse, the stallion on which William Gray was riding, reared and threw him and he died from a broken neck.
     In the 1861 Tax list of Troup Co. 698 Dist. Mountville is: Mrs. Caroline Andrews with 4 children between 6 and 18 years of age. The 40 acres in Cobb co. is valued as $480.
     Their children were: 1. William Lafayette Andrews. 2. John David Andrews. 3. Thomas Jefferson Andrews. 4. James Monroe Andrews. 5. Liza Jane Andrews (born 23 Sep 1842, married Tom Day). 6. Mary Frances (Fannie) Andrews (born 7 Jul 1843, married Ferguson). 7. Reuben Brown Andrews. 8. Narcissa Andrews. 9. Louisa Andrews. 10. Zachery Taylor Andrews.2 

Family

Mary Caroline Jones (say 1812 - )
Child
Last Edited27 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written Sep 2000 to Troup Co. GA Queries on GenConnect from Sibyl D. Slavin, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written Mar 2004 from Sibyl D. Slavin, e-mail address.

Mary Caroline Jones1

Female, #40300, (say 1812 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Molly. 
Birth*say 1812 Mary was born say 1812. 
Marriage*say 1826 She married William Gray Andrews say 1826. 
Married Namesay 1826  As of say 1826, her married name was Andrews. 

Family

William Gray Andrews (circa 1809 - Jan 1861)
Child
Last Edited27 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written Mar 2004 from Sibyl D. Slavin, e-mail address.

Nancy Culpepper of Norfolk, VA1

Female, #40301, (say 1805 - 9 Sep 1889)
Birth*say 1805 Nancy was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, say 1805. 
Marriage*21 Dec 1831 She married Littleton Cone at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 21 Dec 1831.1 
Married Name21 Dec 1831  As of 21 Dec 1831, her married name was Cone. 
Death of SpouseMay 1851 Her husband Littleton Cone died in May 1851 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Death*9 Sep 1889 She died at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 9 Sep 1889.1 
Research note* The ancestry of Nancy is unknown. If you can identify her, please contact Warren Culpepper.2 

Family

Littleton Cone (say 1795 - May 1851)
Last Edited19 Oct 2004

Citations

  1. Patrick G. Wardell, War of 1812: Virginia Bounty Land & Pension Applicants, pg. 94:
    "Cone/Littleton/Samuel or Coan/Littleton. (BLW) died May 1851, Portsmouth, VA; married 21 Dec 1831 Nancy Culpeper (Place) Norfolk Co., VA. She died 9 Sept 1889. (last known residence) Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA 1855."
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Littleton Cone

Male, #40302, (say 1795 - May 1851)
Birth*say 1795 Littleton was born at Virginia say 1795. 
1820 Census* Littleton was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Newport Parish, Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 
Marriage*21 Dec 1831 He married Nancy Culpepper of Norfolk, VA at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 21 Dec 1831.2 
Death*May 1851 He died at Norfolk Co., Virginia, in May 1851. 

Family

Nancy Culpepper of Norfolk, VA (say 1805 - 9 Sep 1889)
Last Edited23 Feb 2002

Citations

  1. P. 127.
  2. Patrick G. Wardell, War of 1812: Virginia Bounty Land & Pension Applicants, pg. 94:
    "Cone/Littleton/Samuel or Coan/Littleton. (BLW) died May 1851, Portsmouth, VA; married 21 Dec 1831 Nancy Culpeper (Place) Norfolk Co., VA. She died 9 Sept 1889. (last known residence) Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA 1855."

Minnie G. Rushing1,2

Female, #40303, (20 Jan 1903 - 27 Dec 1987)
Birth*20 Jan 1903 Minnie was born on 20 Jan 1903.3 
Marriage*25 May 1923 She married Ira Thomas Culpepper at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 25 May 1923 at age 20.4,2 
Married Name25 May 1923  As of 25 May 1923, her married name was Culpepper.4,2 
Birth of Son4 Oct 1926 Her son Charles Herschel Culpepper was born on 4 Oct 1926 at Alabama.5,3,4,6 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Minnie was listed as Ira Thomas Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Troy, Pike Co., Alabama.4 
Death of SpouseJul 1968 Her husband Ira Thomas Culpepper died in Jul 1968 at Notasulga, Macon Co., Alabama
Death*27 Dec 1987 She died at Notasulga, Macon Co., Alabama, on 27 Dec 1987 at age 84.3 

Family

Ira Thomas Culpepper (18 Jul 1896 - Jul 1968)
Marriage*25 May 1923 She married Ira Thomas Culpepper at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 25 May 1923 at age 20.4,2 
Children
Last Edited13 Oct 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.
  2. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    Ira T. Culpepper married Minnie G. Rushing on 25 May 1923 in Sumter Co., Alabama.
  3. 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
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 6, Page 66A, Lines 41-45, Troy, Pike Co., AL
    Rent=$14, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Ira Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 33, md@26, AL/GA/AL, House Carpenter, Vet=N
    Minnie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 27, md@20, AL/GA/AL
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Herschel Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 3, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Mildred Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 1 1/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  5. E-mail written Aug 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Celeste Culpepper Hankins, e-mail address.
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Charles H. Culpepper, born 1926, White, Native of Alabama; Resided in Macon Co., Alabama; Enlisted on 10 Mar 1945 in Mississippi at Camp Shelby in the US Army Air Corps as a Private for the duration of the War plus six months; Education: 4 years of high school; Civil Occupation: Student; Marital Status: Single, without dependents.

Thomas Rushing Culpepper1,2,3

Male, #40304
Father*Ira Thomas Culpepper (18 Jul 1896 - Jul 1968)
Mother*Minnie G. Rushing (20 Jan 1903 - 27 Dec 1987)

Family

Frances Edlyn Copeland (3 Oct 1921 - Sep 1964)
Children
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Sep 2010

Citations

  1. Office of the Provost Marshal General, compiler, World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8919
    Name: Thomas R Culpepper
    Race: White
    Residence State: Alabama
    Report Date: 29 Apr 1944
    Latest Report Date: Jun 1945
    Grade: Technical Sergeant
    Service Branch: Army
    Arm or Service: Air Corps
    Arm or Service Code: Air Corps
    Organization Type: Heavy Bomber
    Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System
    Area Served: European Theatre: Germany
    Detaining Country: Germany
    Camp: 025
    Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
    Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.
  2. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Thomas R Culpepper, White, born in 1924 in Alabama; Residing in Macon Co., AL; Enlisted 11 Nov 1942 at Fort McClellan, Alabama as a Private in the Army Air Corps; Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months; Education: 4 years of high school; Civil Occupation: Sawmill Machine Operator; Marital Status: Single, without dependents; Height: 69, Weight: 144.
  3. E-mail written Apr 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Thomas Rushing Culpepper (#4030), e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written 2006-2013 to Culpepper Connections from James Daniel Culpepper (#54590), Orlando, Florida, e-mail address (Mar 2013).

Charles Herschel Culpepper1

Male, #40305, (4 Oct 1926 - 5 Sep 2000)
Father*Ira Thomas Culpepper1 (18 Jul 1896 - Jul 1968)
Mother*Minnie G. Rushing (20 Jan 1903 - 27 Dec 1987)
Birth*4 Oct 1926 Charles was born at Alabama on 4 Oct 1926.1,2,3,4 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Charles was listed as a son in Ira Thomas Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Pike Co., Alabama.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Alabama.2 
Residence*Mar 1945 Charles resided at Macon Co., Alabama, in Mar 1945.4 
World War II*between 1945 and 1946 He enlisted in Camp Shelby, Forrest Co., Mississippi, and served in World War II between 1945 and 1946
(Army Air Corps.)4 
Death of FatherJul 1968 His father Ira Thomas Culpepper died in Jul 1968 at Notasulga, Macon Co., Alabama
Death of Mother27 Dec 1987 His mother Minnie G. Rushing died on 27 Dec 1987 at Notasulga, Macon Co., Alabama.2 
Biography*13 Aug 1995 Charles Culpepper Creates Art from Wood Chunks.
Legally Blind, He Sees Purpose for Each Piece


When large limbs fall or trees topple in their entirety, folks call on Charles Culpepper.

Actually, they're doing him a favor. The wood provides a starting place for Culpepper's hobby.
In his metal-roofed studio, the 68-year-old Culpepper takes to his lathe and creates works of art from chunks of wood.

The East Alabama native concedes his creative kinship with wood probably comes from his father, who was a master carpenter. The son, however, did not receive paternal encouragement to take up his father's profession.

"He wouldn't even let me help him," Culpepper said. "He told me long ago if he ever saw me pick up a hammer to make a living, he'd take it and knock me in the head. I guess he figured there were easier ways to make a living."

Retired from the insurance business, Culpepper claims wood turning as a hobby. It's a hobby for which he has gained no small amount of admiration.

A lifetime woodworker, Culpepper became serious about wood turning in 1987. Since that time he's become a member of the Craftmen's Guild of Mississippi, the Mississippi Woodworkers Association and the American Association of Woodturners. He has shown his finished wood pieces at various art shows and has presented pieces in fine art galleries in San Antonio, Texas, and at The Attic Gallery in Vicksburg.

Culpepper migrated to Mississippi in the mid-'50s. His family's lived in Rolling Fork since 1967.

"This town's been good to us," said Culpepper, who served on the town's board of aldermen for 19 years. "Our two daughters married local boys. One lives next door; the other, five houses down the street."

Now legally blind, Culpepper continues to see the possibilities in each scrap of wood.

"I had to get away from dimensional-type woodwork," he said. "I can turn without seeing very well."

Before entering his studio to begin a new work, Culpepper's goal is always the same -- "to produce a gallery-quality piece of wood."

After the wood is turned into the desired shape -- primarily vase-shaped hollow forms, the process is relatively simple, Culpepper said.

"Sand it smooth. Apply a coat of oil for a sealer. Buff it smooth on a wheel. Wax and polish. That's it."

He uses various types of wood for his projects, but admits he makes most of his natural treasures from what most folks would call waste wood. The artist doesn't need 20/20 vision to envision the endless possibilities in the wood.

"I have some mental image of the end project," he said. "Then I start turning away waste to get down to it. When you open up a piece of wood, you always find something wonderful, beautiful on the inside."5 
Biography Charles was an amateur radio operator (ham) with the call sign of KC5JHT. 
Death*5 Sep 2000 He died at Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., Mississippi, on 5 Sep 2000 at age 73.2 
Burial*circa 7 Sep 2000 His body was interred circa 7 Sep 2000 at Mound Cemetery, Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., Mississippi.6 

Family

Anne Elizabeth Bailey
Children
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Mar 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written Aug 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Celeste Culpepper Hankins, e-mail address.
  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. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 6, Page 66A, Lines 41-45, Troy, Pike Co., AL
    Rent=$14, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Ira Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 33, md@26, AL/GA/AL, House Carpenter, Vet=N
    Minnie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 27, md@20, AL/GA/AL
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Herschel Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 3, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Mildred Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 1 1/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  4. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Charles H. Culpepper, born 1926, White, Native of Alabama; Resided in Macon Co., Alabama; Enlisted on 10 Mar 1945 in Mississippi at Camp Shelby in the US Army Air Corps as a Private for the duration of the War plus six months; Education: 4 years of high school; Civil Occupation: Student; Marital Status: Single, without dependents.
  5. Sun Herald, Biloxi, MS.
    http://www.sunherald.com/
    Leslie Cross, published Sunday, August 13, 1995, Section: Arts and Leisure, Page: G8.
  6. Tombstone.
    Mound Cemetery, Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., MS
    + Charles Herschel Culpepper, PFC US ARMY, 4 Oct 1926 - 5 Sep 2000.

Mildred Malissa Culpepper1

Female, #40306
Father*Ira Thomas Culpepper (18 Jul 1896 - Jul 1968)
Mother*Minnie G. Rushing (20 Jan 1903 - 27 Dec 1987)

Family

(?) Reynolds
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Apr 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written Apr 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Thomas Rushing Culpepper (#4030), e-mail address.

(?) Reynolds1

Male, #40307

Family

Mildred Malissa Culpepper
Last Edited10 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.

Annie Jo Culpepper1

Female, #40308
Father*Ira Thomas Culpepper (18 Jul 1896 - Jul 1968)
Mother*Minnie G. Rushing (20 Jan 1903 - 27 Dec 1987)

Family

(?) MacAuley
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Apr 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written Apr 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Thomas Rushing Culpepper (#4030), e-mail address.

(?) MacAuley1

Male, #40309

Family

Annie Jo Culpepper
Last Edited26 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.

Frances Edlyn Copeland1

Female, #40310, (3 Oct 1921 - Sep 1964)
Birth*3 Oct 1921 Frances was born at Loachapoka, Lee Co., Alabama, on 3 Oct 1921.2 
Married Name23 Dec 1945  As of 23 Dec 1945, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*Sep 1964 She died at Mobile, Mobile Co., Alabama, in Sep 1964 at age 42.2 

Family

Thomas Rushing Culpepper
Children
Last Edited28 Mar 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written Apr 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Thomas Rushing Culpepper (#4030), e-mail address.
  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. E-mail written 2006-2013 to Culpepper Connections from James Daniel Culpepper (#54590), Orlando, Florida, e-mail address (Mar 2013).

Michael Howard Culpepper1

Male, #40311
Father*Thomas Rushing Culpepper
Mother*Frances Edlyn Copeland (3 Oct 1921 - Sep 1964)

Family

Ulrike Klara Polster
Children
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 May 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.

Rev. James Edward Culpepper Ph.D.1

Male, #40312
Father*Thomas Rushing Culpepper2
Mother*Frances Edlyn Copeland2 (3 Oct 1921 - Sep 1964)

Family

Doris Sherron Prestage
Children
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. Not One to ‘Curse God and Die,’ Pastor Ed Culpepper Survives His Blindness with Hope and Humor

    For Ed Culpepper, pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church in Huntsville, the phrase "wait and see" has taken a literal meaning.
         "I am continuing to fight and kick and hope for whatever restoration of vision might be possible," Culpepper says calmly. "If I ultimately don’t see improvement, I can go on with life and not feel like I have to ‘curse God and die’."
         Such is the resilience of Culpepper, 38, who over the past year has lost his sight as a result of a disease that destroys blood vessels that feed the retina.
         Over a year after surgery and treatment on his left eye, he suffered a hemorrhage last September following treatment on his right eye, leading to a partially detached retina. He underwent surgery in Memphis on Oct. 23, 1990, while the Madison Association held its annual meeting in his church, which last Sunday celebrated its 30th anniversary. In a cruel coincidence,, his wife Sherron’s father underwent quintuple bypass surgery on his heart during the same week.
         Since October, Culpepper has undergone three more surgeries – "a member of the surgery of the month club," he says jokingly – the latest in February, and now he waits for the rehabilitation process to take effect. Doctors say he should know within a year whether he’ll be able to see again.
         As a pastor, Culpepper has had to adjust without the simple pleasure of reading and studying. His desk is now cluttered with a variety of tape machines – at least one recorder to play tapes and another to record notes as he prepares sermons.
         "Alexander Scourby and I are good friends," he says of the narrator of a series of Bible tapes. "Friends like David Tew (pastor of the First Baptist Church, Madison) have read biblical studies onto tapes, and I get The Alabama Baptist on tape. Then there is the Talking Books program through the Library of Congress, which makes news magazines available."
         An admitted news hound, he misses the easy access to a newspaper – the sports pages, headlines, and comics – and he notices the difference in his reading speed (800 words per minute) and normal talking speed (150 wpm).
         As husband, and father to two young sons, Tom and Dan, Culpepper has also had to adjust to changes in home life.
         "Last September, I was helping with Dan’s soccer team, and I’ll miss seeing the boys develop," he says. "Just a couple of weeks ago, Tom and Dan were involved in the Pinewood Derby races in Boy Scouts, and although we did some modifications, I’ll miss the carving and shaping of the cars.
         "Things have settled into more of a routine at home. I’m still a dad, and read the papers they bring home from school. Both Tom and Dan have been very helpful in learning to be sighted guides. Church member remark about Dan’s face lighting up as he leads me down from the platform for the children’s sermon."
         Sherron Culpepper, who is approved by the Alabama Baptist Convention as a state worker for special education, said in a recent article in The Huntsville Times that the changes have been stressful, but that she has concentrated on "coping and regrouping."
         "Sherron is a very calm, strong person," says her husband, "both personally and in her Christian faith. Initially, we share a lot of anxiety over the unknown, over just how – in the short and long term – it would affect our family. That has passed very quickly. We talk hopefully, even though there are a lot of things we don’t know about the long-term picture."
         The future may be unclear, but Culpepper remains keenly aware of the humorous side of everyday life.
         "Day to day, Sherron and I heave a shared sigh and confront the closet. She tries to describe what’s in it, and I try to describe what I want to wear. We are learning how to describe ties – this one’s a bright paisley, and this one’s the muted paisley.
         "I’m also learning how to find and cut a steak. If someone can tell me what’s 10-2-4 on the plate, I can pretty well dispose of it."
         His ability to adjust emotionally to the loss of his sight may be the outgrowth of a childhood experience.
         Culpepper’s mother died when he was 12 years old. Fortunately, however, he and his father and brother were able to count on the comfort and support of longtime family friends, the Westerfields, who were as close to the Culpeppers as blood relatives. Mr. Westerfield having died a year before Culpepper’s mother died, the families grew closer as the years went by. Eventually, Culpepper’s father married Mrs. Westerfield, and the combined family has managed to avoid the struggles of other "blended families," Culpepper said.
         "In that situation, at the time of a child’s worst fear – the death of one of his parents – I learned that God’s grace came in unexpected ways, even when things looked awfully bleak. I learned that life can continue and flourish, and that the grace of God operated in dark circumstances."
         Culpepper still finds comfort in his father’s words to him after one of his surgeries: "I know that whatever the future holds, you will be able to cope because over the years, I have seen you stand in the face of difficulties."
         Culpepper has also found support from letters and phone calls across the Southern Baptist Convention. Messengers at last November’s Alabama Baptist Convention meeting prayed for him specifically, "an incredible feeling," Culpepper says.
         And the congregation at Mountain View, Culpepper says, has been remarkable, ministering to him and to his family, and learning to accept a subtle change in sermon style.
         "My sermons are different in structure than they were before I lost my eyesight," he explains. "I preach with a greater sense of freedom, without the fear that some finely-honed phrase will have to be delivered exactly as written. And I think the congregation listens more expectantly. These things have combined to produce a new dynamic spark in our worship services.
         "Of course," he laughs, "the congregation also wonders how I know when to stop."
         Culpepper has solved that problem with a talking watch, one of the many resources he is finding to be available. He is also learning mobility training, hoping he can eventually use a cane to navigate the mile walk from his house to the church
         He has adjusted his emotional life as well, falling back on the support of his family and church, and on the words of Paul in Philippians 4:11, "For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."
         "He doesn’t say he is pleased that these things have happened, not overjoyed, but he is content. I can identify with that and find strength and comfort that even someone like Paul found hope and comfort."

    Source: Mark Baggett, The Alabama Baptist, 11 Apr 1991, Vol. 156, No. 15, Birmingham, AL

    Ed's Education
    B.S., Political Science, Honors Minor, University of Alabama, 1974
    Master of Divinity, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1979
    Master of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1981
    Doctor of Philosophy, Christian Philosophy, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1989.
  2. E-mail written 2006-2013 to Culpepper Connections from James Daniel Culpepper (#54590), Orlando, Florida, e-mail address (Mar 2013).

Ulrike Klara Polster1

Female, #40313

Family

Michael Howard Culpepper
Children
Last Edited10 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.

Christopher Michael Culpepper1

Male, #40314
Father*Michael Howard Culpepper
Mother*Ulrike Klara Polster

Family

Vicki Renay Price
Child
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.

Thomas Ryan Culpepper1

Male, #40315, (27 Jan 1977 - 27 Jan 1977)
Father*Michael Howard Culpepper
Mother*Ulrike Klara Polster
Death*27 Jan 1977 He died at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, on 27 Jan 1977.2 
Birth*27 Jan 1977 Thomas was born at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, on 27 Jan 1977.2 
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.
  2. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180

Michael Howard Culpepper Jr.1

Male, #40316
Father*Michael Howard Culpepper
Mother*Ulrike Klara Polster
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.

Vicki Renay Price1

Female, #40317

Family

Christopher Michael Culpepper
Child
Last Edited10 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.

Kaleb Michael Culpepper1

Male, #40318
Father*Christopher Michael Culpepper
Mother*Vicki Renay Price
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Michael Howard Culpepper.

William Henry Culpepper

Male, #40319, (26 Jun 1849 - 22 Oct 1946)
Father*David Washington Culpepper (29 Apr 1811 - c 1861)
Mother*Elizabeth Smith (c 1816 - c 1855)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by William Henry Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*26 Jun 1849 He was born on 26 Jun 1849 at Camilla, Baker Co., Georgia. As he was well documented as a Confederate veteran, this earlier birthdate in his obituary seems more likely than the date from cemetery records.1 
Birth26 Jun 1851 William was born at Camilla, Baker Co., Georgia, on 26 Jun 1851.2 
Death of Mothercirca 1855 His mother Elizabeth Smith died circa 1855. 
Relocation21 Dec 1857 Mitchell County was formed from the southeastern part of Baker County on 21 Dec 1857. The part split off included Camilla, where the Culpeppers lived. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Martha, Matthew, Uriah, Missouri, William, Zilpha and James listed as a household member living with David Washington Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Camilla, Mitchell Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Fathercirca 1861 His father David Washington Culpepper died circa 1861.4 
Civil War*between 1864 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1864 and 1865

     Private, Company I, Twelfth Regiment, Georgia militia.1 
Marriage*say 1874 He married Mattie C. Collins at Georgia say 1874. 
Birth of Son4 Mar 1878 His son Millard Culpepper was born on 4 Mar 1878 at Mitchell Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Son18 Sep 1879 His son Millard Culpepper died on 18 Sep 1879 at Mitchell Co., Georgia.5 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Mitchell Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Spouse16 Jun 1884 His wife Mattie C. Collins died on 16 Jun 1884 at Georgia.2 
Marriage*circa 1895 He married Sallie A. (?) circa 1895.7 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Camilla, Mitchell Co., Georgia.7 
1910 Census* William was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.8 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida.9 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.10 
Death*22 Oct 1946 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 22 Oct 1946 at age 97.11,2 
Burial*circa 24 Oct 1946 His body was interred circa 24 Oct 1946 at Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* Obituary:
Mr. W. H. (Mans) Culpepper, 97 year old confederate veteran and native of Camilla died at the Georgia Soldiers Home in Atlanta Tuesday morning at an early hour following a short illness.
     Mrs. T. B. Twitty Sr. left Saturday night for Atlanta to be with her father and was at his bedside when the end came. A large connection of relatives and friends in this community are saddened by his death. Mr. Culpepper's body was brought back to Camilla, his old home, reaching here Tuesday night.
     Funeral services took place Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty at Bramlett funeral home. Services were conducted by the Rev. P. J. Keadle, assisted by the Rev. Charles Britton, Jr. and the Rev. N. H. Williams and comforting hymns were beautifully sung by a mixed quartet. Pall bearers, all great nephews of Mr. Culpepper were Crawf Collins, Webb Bullard, Roy S. Hall, Carl E. Gaulden, Vernon Twitty, T. B. Twitty, Jr. and E. L. Butler. The flowers were unusual in number and rare beauty. Interment was in the family plot in Oakview cemetery.
     William Henry Culpepper, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Culpepper was born in Camilla June 26, 1849 and grew up here. He enlisted in July 1864 in Company I, Twelfth Regiment, Georgia militia and served eleven months in that military organization as a private and was discharged in May 1865. His tour of duty was confined to Georgia serving under Captain McGregor. At time of his death he was one of the last three confederate veterans at the Soldiers Home. Returning to Camilla after the War Between the States, Mr. Culpepper entered business as cotton broker and farmer. He later lived for several years in Albany where he was identified with business life there.
     He was married about 1873 to Miss Mattie C. Collins, daughter of the late B. F. Collins Sr. and Jane Collins, who preceded him in death many years ago. He had one daughter, Miss Eula Culpepper, now Mrs. T. B. Twitty Sr. who survives him.
     Mr. Culpepper and his daughter moved to California where they spent seven years. After a short residence in Miami, he moved to Atlanta where he spent the remainder of his life. He entered the Confederate Home there ten years ago. The last confederate veteran convention attended by Mr. Culpepper was at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1938. He had been quite feeble for the past year.
     Mr. J. A. Cochran and Mr. E. T. Cochran are nephews of Mr. Culpepper. There are many great nephews and nieces and numerous relatives here and elsewhere to mourn his death.1 

Family 1

Mattie C. Collins (23 Dec 1854 - 16 Jun 1884)
Marriage*say 1874 He married Mattie C. Collins at Georgia say 1874. 
Children

Family 2

Sallie A. (?) (Mar 1856 - )
Marriage*circa 1895 He married Sallie A. (?) circa 1895.7 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Camilla Enterprise, Camilla, GA(No website as of Dec 2005). Obituary of William Henry Culpepper, published 25 Oct 1946.
  2. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/oakview.txt
    Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + William H. Culpepper, 26 Jun 1851 - 23 Oct 1946
    + Mattie C. Collins Culpepper, 23 Dec 1854 - 16 Jun 1884.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 673, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    David W. Culpepper, 49, M, GA, Farmer, $16,000/$41,497
    Martha E. Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Matthew J. D. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Uriah M. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Missouri Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    William H. Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    James J. Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Zilpha Mayo, 22, F, GA
    David S. Mayo, 5, M, GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 78A, Albany, Dougherty Co., GA
    Mattie E. (Culpepper) Strozer, Self, F, W, W, 40, ---, GA/SC/SC
    James Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 23, ---, GA/GA/GA
    Mattie R. Strozer, Dau, F, S, W, 17, ---, GA/GA/GA
    Peter J. Strozer, Son, M, S, W, 14, Painter, GA/GA/GA
    Desdemona Strozer, Dau, F, S, W, 8, ---, GA/GA/GA.
  5. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/oakview.txt
    Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + Millard Culpepper, 4 Mar 1878 - 18 Sep 1879.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 586A, District 47, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    W. H. Culpepper, Self, M, Male, W, 28, GA/GA/GA, Merchant
    Mattie C. Culpepper, Wife, M, Female, W, 25, GA/GA/GA, Housekeeping
    Eula H. Culpepper, Dau, S, Female, W, 1, GA/GA/GA
    Susan Williams, Other, S, Female, B, 30, GA/NC/NC, Cook.
  7. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 60, page 24A, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    W. H. Culpepper, Head, M, Jun 1854 (45), Md 5, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Sallie A. Culpepper, Wife, F, Mar 1856 (44), Md 5, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Eula H. Culpepper, Dau, F, May 1879 (21), S, GA/GA/GA, School Teacher (Also shown as Ula in HH of grandmother, Sarah Collins).
  8. ED 161, family 249.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 24B, ED: 37, Image: 742 (14 Jan 1920), 505 Polk St., Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL
    William H. Culpepper, HH, M, W, 69, Wd, GA/NC/GA, Confectioner.
  10. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 52, page 17B, 324 4th St., Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Roomers in HH of Margaret S. Ferrell (William Henry Culpepper, ID: 40319)
    William H. Culpepper, Roomer, M, 80, Wid, GA/GA/GA
    Eula Culpepper, Roomer (Dau of Wm), F, 39, 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
    William H. Culpepper, d. 22 Oct 1946 at 97 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA.
  12. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/oakview.txt
    Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + Maud Ina Culpepper, 29 Dec 1880 - 16 Oct 1881.

Mattie C. Collins

Female, #40320, (23 Dec 1854 - 16 Jun 1884)
Father*(?) Collins (s 1831 - )
Mother*Sarah L. (?) (Oct 1834 - )
Birth*23 Dec 1854 Mattie was born on 23 Dec 1854.1 
Marriage*say 1874 She married William Henry Culpepper at Georgia say 1874. 
Married Namesay 1874  As of say 1874, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son4 Mar 1878 Her son Millard Culpepper was born on 4 Mar 1878 at Mitchell Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Son18 Sep 1879 Her son Millard Culpepper died on 18 Sep 1879 at Mitchell Co., Georgia.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Mattie was listed as William Henry Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Mitchell Co., Georgia.3 
Death*16 Jun 1884 She died at Georgia on 16 Jun 1884 at age 29.1 
Burial*circa 17 Jun 1884 Her body was interred circa 17 Jun 1884 at Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., Georgia.1 

Family

William Henry Culpepper (26 Jun 1849 - 22 Oct 1946)
Marriage*say 1874 She married William Henry Culpepper at Georgia say 1874. 
Children
Last Edited25 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/oakview.txt
    Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + William H. Culpepper, 26 Jun 1851 - 23 Oct 1946
    + Mattie C. Collins Culpepper, 23 Dec 1854 - 16 Jun 1884.
  2. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/oakview.txt
    Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + Millard Culpepper, 4 Mar 1878 - 18 Sep 1879.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 586A, District 47, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    W. H. Culpepper, Self, M, Male, W, 28, GA/GA/GA, Merchant
    Mattie C. Culpepper, Wife, M, Female, W, 25, GA/GA/GA, Housekeeping
    Eula H. Culpepper, Dau, S, Female, W, 1, GA/GA/GA
    Susan Williams, Other, S, Female, B, 30, GA/NC/NC, Cook.
  4. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/oakview.txt
    Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + Maud Ina Culpepper, 29 Dec 1880 - 16 Oct 1881.