George Washington Culpepper

Male, #5821, (circa 1820 - )
Father*Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL (1782 - bt 1855 - 1860)
Mother*Ann Elizabeth Tyler (17 Dec 1790 - 10 Nov 1870)
Birth*circa 1820 George was born at Pendleton District, South Carolina, circa 1820.1 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 George and Jacob was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1830 Census at McMinn Co., Tennessee.2 
Marriage*5 Dec 1839 He married Sarah Forgy at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 5 Dec 1839. 
Marriage*19 Oct 1848 He married Sarah Armstrong at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 19 Oct 1848. 
Census1850 He was listed as a resident in the census report at McMinn Co., Tennessee, in 1850. 
Land Grant/Patent*1852 Land was granted to George Washington Culpepper in 1852 at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana,

80 acres.3 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Cherokee Co., Texas.1 
Census*1870 He was listed as a resident in the census report at McMinn Co., Tennessee, in 1870. 

Family 1

Sarah Forgy (circa 1823 - )
Marriage*5 Dec 1839 He married Sarah Forgy at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 5 Dec 1839. 

Family 2

Sarah Armstrong (circa 1825 - )
Marriage*19 Oct 1848 He married Sarah Armstrong at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 19 Oct 1848. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Apr 2004

Citations

  1. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 201, Pg 514, (16 Aug 1860), Beat 8, Rusk PO, Cherokee Co., TX (Anc.com img# 29)
    G. W. Culpepper, 39, M, SC, Mechanic
    Sarah Culpepper, 34, F, TN.
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 168, Ancestry.com image 70, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 2 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 3 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  3. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    George W. Culpepper, 1852 Lincoln Parish, 0.0000 acres/28572262
    George W. Culpepper, 1852 Lincoln Parish, 79.7000 acres/28572524.

Sarah Forgy

Female, #5822, (circa 1823 - )
Birth*circa 1823 Sarah was born circa 1823. 
Marriage*5 Dec 1839 She married George Washington Culpepper at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 5 Dec 1839. 
Married Name5 Dec 1839  As of 5 Dec 1839, her married name was Culpepper. 

Family

George Washington Culpepper (circa 1820 - )
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Sarah Armstrong

Female, #5823, (circa 1825 - )
Birth*circa 1825 Sarah was born at Tennessee circa 1825.1 
Marriage*19 Oct 1848 She married George Washington Culpepper at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 19 Oct 1848. 
Married Name19 Oct 1848  As of 19 Oct 1848, her married name was Culpepper. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Sarah listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Cherokee Co., Texas.1 

Family

George Washington Culpepper (circa 1820 - )
Last Edited11 Jan 2004

Citations

  1. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 201, Pg 514, (16 Aug 1860), Beat 8, Rusk PO, Cherokee Co., TX (Anc.com img# 29)
    G. W. Culpepper, 39, M, SC, Mechanic
    Sarah Culpepper, 34, F, TN.

Ann Elizabeth Culpepper1

Female, #5824, (1 Oct 1822 - 8 Mar 1907)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL (1782 - bt 1855 - 1860)
Mother*Ann Elizabeth Tyler (17 Dec 1790 - 10 Nov 1870)
Birth*1 Oct 1822 Ann was born at Jefferson Co., Tennessee, on 1 Oct 1822. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Ann was probably a free white female, age 5 and under 10, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1830 Census at McMinn Co., Tennessee.2 
Marriage*1 Mar 1839 She married Rufus Morgan Baker at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 1 Mar 1839 at age 16. 
Married Name1 Mar 1839  As of 1 Mar 1839, her married name was Baker. 
Birth of Soncirca 1841 Her son Joseph V. Baker was born circa 1841 at Cherokee Co., Alabama
Birth of Son13 Feb 1843 Her son Andrew Tyler Baker was born on 13 Feb 1843 at Cherokee Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1845 Her son Joel F. Baker was born circa 1845 at Cherokee Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1856 Her son George W. Baker was born circa 1856 at TN
Birth of Soncirca 1857 Her son Rufus M. Baker was born circa 1857 at TN
Birth of Son1 Jun 1860 Her son James LaFayette Baker was born on 1 Jun 1860 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.3 
Death of Mother10 Nov 1870 Her mother Ann Elizabeth Tyler died on 10 Nov 1870 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse17 Aug 1882 Her husband Rufus Morgan Baker died on 17 Aug 1882 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.4 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Ann was listed as a mother in Andrew Tyler Baker's household on the 1900 Census at Fischers Mill, DeKalb Co., Alabama.5 
Death*8 Mar 1907 She died at Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 8 Mar 1907 at age 84. 

Family

Rufus Morgan Baker (1818 - 17 Aug 1882)
Marriage*1 Mar 1839 She married Rufus Morgan Baker at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 1 Mar 1839 at age 16. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited17 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999 - 2016 to Lew Griffin from Nada Joy Hyde, Chattanooga, TN, e-mail address.
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 168, Ancestry.com image 70, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 2 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 3 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  3. E-mail written 1 Feb 2005 - Apr 2015 to Lew Griffin from Newton Ivan "Buddy" Hilyer Jr., e-mail address.
  4. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 19184500.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Fischers Mill, De Kalb, Alabama; Roll: T623 14; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 76.
    Household Members: Name Age
    Andrew T. Baker 56
    Eliza J Baker 54 Wife
    Lee S Baker 26 Son
    Perry S Baker 25 Son
    Enoch M Baker 21 Son
    Mary A Baker 19 Daughter
    Lizinka Baker 15 Daughter
    Annie E Baker 77 Mother Feb 1822 W b. TN SC SC.

Rufus Morgan Baker1

Male, #5825, (1818 - 17 Aug 1882)
Father*Andrew Baker (s 1789 - b 1850)
Mother*Elizabeth Leedy (s 1790 - )
Birth*1818 Rufus was born at Virginia in 1818.2 
Marriage*1 Mar 1839 He married Ann Elizabeth Culpepper at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 1 Mar 1839. 
Birth of Soncirca 1841 His son Joseph V. Baker was born circa 1841 at Cherokee Co., Alabama
Birth of Son13 Feb 1843 His son Andrew Tyler Baker was born on 13 Feb 1843 at Cherokee Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1845 His son Joel F. Baker was born circa 1845 at Cherokee Co., Alabama
Birth of Soncirca 1856 His son George W. Baker was born circa 1856 at TN
Birth of Soncirca 1857 His son Rufus M. Baker was born circa 1857 at TN
Birth of Son1 Jun 1860 His son James LaFayette Baker was born on 1 Jun 1860 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.3 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Company B of the 4th Ala Battalion Volunteers. 
Death*17 Aug 1882 He died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 17 Aug 1882.2 
Biography* According to descendant Nada Hyde Seargeant, Rufus "died from lifting a hog and had a rupture and they could not get a doctor for him in time."
 
Research note*29 May 2007 Rufus Morgan Baker was married to Ann "Annie" Elizabeth Culpepper, sister of John Tyler Culpepper.
The Joel Culpeppers and Andrew Bakers were neighbors in TN and moved to AL at the same time. In the 1830 & 1840 census there were males & females the right ages for John Tyler, Martha Melvina, Rufus Morgan and Annie Elizabeth Culpepper.
In the 1850 census AL we found neighbor widow Elizabeth Baker, b. VA with several children, the oldest Mary, 25 also b. VA. We are sure, but have no proof, that Andrew is father of Melvina and Rufus. Also sure, but no proof that Elizabeth was the wife of Andrew. Never been able to find her maiden name, nor do we know that she was the mother of Melvina. She could be Andrew's second wife.
In 1880 census AL both Melvina and Rufus said both parents were born in VA.4 

Family

Ann Elizabeth Culpepper (1 Oct 1822 - 8 Mar 1907)
Marriage*1 Mar 1839 He married Ann Elizabeth Culpepper at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 1 Mar 1839. 
Children
Last Edited17 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999 - 2016 to Lew Griffin from Nada Joy Hyde, Chattanooga, TN, e-mail address.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 19184500.
  3. E-mail written 1 Feb 2005 - Apr 2015 to Lew Griffin from Newton Ivan "Buddy" Hilyer Jr., e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.

Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa

Male, #5826, (11 Jul 1825 - 21 Jan 1867)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL (1782 - bt 1855 - 1860)
Mother*Ann Elizabeth Tyler (17 Dec 1790 - 10 Nov 1870)
DNA* To help confirm Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Benjamin's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*11 Jul 1825 Benjamin was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 11 Jul 1825. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Benjamin was probably a free white male, age under 5, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's houshold, on the 1830 Census at McMinn Co., Tennessee.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Benjamin was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 15, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 F0-5.)2 
Marriage*circa 1852 He married Elvirah Cannon circa 1852. 
Marriage*2 Jan 1856 He married Rachel Arminda Lowrey at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 2 Jan 1856 at age 30.3 
Birth of Son3 Jan 1857 His son William Pierce Culpepper was born on 3 Jan 1857 at Cherokee Co., Alabama
1860 Census*1860 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Hancock Co., Illinois.4 
Birth of Son18 Feb 1862 His son Andrew D. Culpepper was born on 18 Feb 1862 at Hancock Co., Illinois
Death*21 Jan 1867 He died at Dallas Co., Iowa, on 21 Jan 1867 at age 41. 

Family 1

Elvirah Cannon (circa 1826 - before 1855)
Marriage*circa 1852 He married Elvirah Cannon circa 1852. 

Family 2

Rachel Arminda Lowrey (22 Dec 1835 - 25 Sep 1870)
Marriage*2 Jan 1856 He married Rachel Arminda Lowrey at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 2 Jan 1856 at age 30.3 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 168, Ancestry.com image 70, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 2 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 3 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com images 5-6, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 1 M50-60, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50.
  3. Jackson County Alabama Marriages 1851-1856 and Book 1859-1871.
  4. P. 272.

Elvirah Cannon

Female, #5827, (circa 1826 - before 1855)
Birth*circa 1826 Elvirah was born circa 1826. 
Marriage*circa 1852 She married Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa circa 1852. 
Married Namecirca 1852  As of circa 1852, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*before 1855 She died before 1855. 

Family

Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa (11 Jul 1825 - 21 Jan 1867)
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Rachel Arminda Lowrey

Female, #5828, (22 Dec 1835 - 25 Sep 1870)
Birth*22 Dec 1835 Rachel was born at Georgia on 22 Dec 1835. 
Marriage*2 Jan 1856 She married Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 2 Jan 1856 at age 20.1 
Married Name2 Jan 1856  As of 2 Jan 1856, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son3 Jan 1857 Her son William Pierce Culpepper was born on 3 Jan 1857 at Cherokee Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Feb 1862 Her son Andrew D. Culpepper was born on 18 Feb 1862 at Hancock Co., Illinois
Death of Spouse21 Jan 1867 Her husband Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa died on 21 Jan 1867 at Dallas Co., Iowa
1870 Census* Rachel was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Dallas Co., Iowa
Death*25 Sep 1870 She died at Dallas Co., Iowa, on 25 Sep 1870 at age 34. 

Family

Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa (11 Jul 1825 - 21 Jan 1867)
Marriage*2 Jan 1856 She married Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 2 Jan 1856 at age 20.1 
Children
Last Edited6 Jan 2002

Citations

  1. Jackson County Alabama Marriages 1851-1856 and Book 1859-1871.

Eliza Ann Culpepper

Female, #5829, (14 Aug 1828 - 3 Apr 1920)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL (1782 - bt 1855 - 1860)
Mother*Ann Elizabeth Tyler (17 Dec 1790 - 10 Nov 1870)
Birth*14 Aug 1828 Eliza was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 14 Aug 1828. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Eliza and Mariah was probably a free white female, under age 5, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1830 Census at McMinn Co., Tennessee.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Mariah and Eliza was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 15, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 F0-5.)2 
Marriage*27 Feb 1849 She married William Jackson Ash at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 27 Feb 1849 at age 20. 
Married Name27 Feb 1849  As of 27 Feb 1849, her married name was Ash. 
Birth of Son27 Nov 1849 Her son Infant Son Ash was born on 27 Nov 1849 at Illinois.3 
Death of Son27 Nov 1849 Her son Infant Son Ash died on 27 Nov 1849.3 
Birth of Son15 Jan 1852 Her son William Tyler Ash was born on 15 Jan 1852 at Wythe Township, Hancock Co., Illinois.3 
Birth of Son18 Feb 1858 Her son Joel Brown Ash was born on 18 Feb 1858 at Wythe Township, Hancock Co., Illinois.3 
Death of Son28 Nov 1859 Her son William Tyler Ash died on 28 Nov 1859 at Wythe Township, Hancock Co., Illinois.3 
Death of Mother10 Nov 1870 Her mother Ann Elizabeth Tyler died on 10 Nov 1870 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Photographed* She was photographed at Hamilton, Hancock Co., Illinois,
Standing: Narcissa Wolf, Alice Binderwald, Joel Ash, Jane Ernst, Sarah Melvina King
Seated: Louisa Ash, Eliza Ann (Culpepper) Ash, William Jackson Ash, Mary Jane Schriefer.3
William Jackson & Eliza Ann (Culpepper ) Ash family
Death of Spouse24 Jan 1913 Her husband William Jackson Ash died on 24 Jan 1913 at Hamilton, Hancock Co., Illinois
Death*3 Apr 1920 She died at Hamilton, Hancock Co., Illinois, on 3 Apr 1920 at age 91. 

Family

William Jackson Ash (6 Jun 1825 - 24 Jan 1913)
Marriage*27 Feb 1849 She married William Jackson Ash at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 27 Feb 1849 at age 20. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 168, Ancestry.com image 70, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 2 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 3 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com images 5-6, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 1 M50-60, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50.
  3. E-mail written Apr 2009 -- Feb 2011 to Lew Griffin from Virginia Rottman, e-mail address.

William Jackson Ash

Male, #5830, (6 Jun 1825 - 24 Jan 1913)
Father*Hugh Brown Ash (c 1801 - )
Mother*Nancy Jones (c 1803 - )
Birth*6 Jun 1825 William was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 6 Jun 1825. 
Marriage*27 Feb 1849 He married Eliza Ann Culpepper at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 27 Feb 1849 at age 23. 
Death of Son27 Nov 1849 His son Infant Son Ash died on 27 Nov 1849.1 
Birth of Son27 Nov 1849 His son Infant Son Ash was born on 27 Nov 1849 at Illinois.1 
Birth of Son15 Jan 1852 His son William Tyler Ash was born on 15 Jan 1852 at Wythe Township, Hancock Co., Illinois.1 
Birth of Son18 Feb 1858 His son Joel Brown Ash was born on 18 Feb 1858 at Wythe Township, Hancock Co., Illinois.1 
Death of Son28 Nov 1859 His son William Tyler Ash died on 28 Nov 1859 at Wythe Township, Hancock Co., Illinois.1 
1880 Census* William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Hancock Co., Illinois
Photographed* He was photographed at Hamilton, Hancock Co., Illinois,
Standing: Narcissa Wolf, Alice Binderwald, Joel Ash, Jane Ernst, Sarah Melvina King
Seated: Louisa Ash, Eliza Ann (Culpepper) Ash, William Jackson Ash, Mary Jane Schriefer.1
William Jackson & Eliza Ann (Culpepper ) Ash family
Death*24 Jan 1913 He died at Hamilton, Hancock Co., Illinois, on 24 Jan 1913 at age 87. 
Biography* The following biography of William Jackson Ash was found in the "Biographical Review of Hancock County, Illinois containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of Today and also of the Past." The article was written in 1906 and the book was published in 1907 by the Hobart Publishing Company. William Jackson Ash is one of the venerable citizens of Hamilton, receiving the respect and honor which should be accorded to one of his years and whose life has been worthily spent. He is now eighty-one years of age, having been born in McMinn County, TN, on the 6th of June, 1825, his parents being Hugh Brown Ash and Nancy (Jones) Ash, natives of South Carolina and Tennessee respectively. His paternal grandparents were Robert and Esther Ash, the former a native of South Carolina and the latter of Ireland. The maternal grandfather, Thomas Jones, was a native of Tennessee, and in that state married Miss Beckham. Robert Ash, leaving his native country, crossed the Atlantic and became a resident of South Carolina, where he followed the occupation of farming for a number of years then removed to eastern Tennessee, where he and his wife spent their remaining days. It was in that state that Hugh Brown Ash and Nancy Jones were united in marriage and there they lived for a number of years upon a farm. He was injured one day while stacking fodder and soon afterward died. His wife married again none years later, her second union being with Edwin Pedegrew, who at one time owned famous gold mines in Georgia. They were married in Alabama, to which state the mother of our subject removed and about then years later (1849) they went to Dent County, MO, where they spent their remaining days. William Jackson was the eldest of three sons and three daughters, all of whom are now deceased with the exception of one brother who is residing in Carrollton, Carroll County, AR. By the second marriage there were two daughters and two sons, of whom one son is now living in Dent County, MO. William J. Ash was twelve years of age when he went with his mother to Cherokee County, Alabama. She there took up one hundred and sixty acres of land and in 1839 was married a second time. It was then that the subject of this review started out in life to make his own way in the world. He began learning the trade of a tanner and leather finisher. He was also the owner of three colts, two cows and several hogs, which he gave to his mother in exchange for homespun clothing. He continued to work at his trade until 1846, in which year Benjamin White, who ten years before had removed to Adams County, Illinois, returned to Tennessee on a visit and about a month later took three Tennessee lads with him to Adams County. He paid their fare and they worked for him two years for ten dollars a month. Mr. Ash had an uncle living in Adams County and after leaving Mr. White's employ he began operating his uncle's farm on share, being thus engaged for a year. In 1848 he returned to Tennessee and Alabama in company with his uncle, driving across the country with teams. The uncle soon again came to Illinois, but Mr. Ash remained in his native state until after his marriage, which important event in his life was celebrated on the 27th of February, 1849, the lady of his choice being Miss Eliza Ann Culpepper, who was born in McMinn County, TN, August 14, 1828, a daughter of Joel and Ann Elizabeth (Tyler) Culpepper, both of whom were natives of South Carolina. The former was a son of John Culpepper and the latter a daughter of John Tyler. On the 28th of March 1849, Mr. Ash with his bride started by wagon for Adams County, where they arrived on the 22nd of April, after spending almost a month upon the road. They remained in that county for one season and Mr. Ash engaged in the cultivation of a tract of land. He tried to raise a crop of corn but the worms took it and he sowed his land to buckwheat, raising an enormous crop, furnishing large supplies to the city of Quincy of buckwheat flour, which he had ground at Fletcher's Mills in Hancock County. In the fall of 1849 he and his wife removed to Wythe Township, this county, where they lived in a log house with puncheon floor and fireplace with stick and clay chimney. There was but one room in the cabin. The following season he purchased forty acres of prairie about a mile north of where he lived, fenced his land with rails and raised corn, which was planted on the newly broken sod. The following year he broke more land and also purchased forty acres additional. He also cultivated the eighty acres and rented some land adding to his place from time to time until he was the owner of three-hundred and forty acres in Wythe Township, which had been improved as well as any place in the township at that time. As the years passed he added further improvements to his property and made it a splendidly developed farm. He had two large barns, one thirty by eighty feet, which he afterward used for sheltering his cattle. He kept from twenty to thirty cows and conducted a dairy for ten years. Thus year by year he continued active in business, winning success by his close application and strong determination. He was never idle and indolence is utterly foreign to his nature. He has led a busy and useful life as the years have gone by has won the success which always crowns earnest effort. Unto Mr. and Mr. Ash have been born the following named: Sarah Melvina, the wife of William. H. King, who is acting as janitor of the public schools at Hamilton; Mary Adeline, the wife of Frederick Shrifer, a mail-carrier at Hamilton; Joel Brown, of Hamilton; Louisa Ann; Amanda Jane, the wife of J. E. Ernst, who owns the old homestead farm; Alice Alma, the wife of Charles F. Binderwald, of Montrose, Iowa, and Narcissa Elizabeth, the wife of D. William Wolf, a resident of Hamilton. On the 8th of March, 1897, Mr. and Mrs. Ash removed from the home farm to Hamilton, where he purchased a fine residence on Broadway. Since that time he has lived retired. He rented his land for three years and then sold it. He is one of the organizers and stockholders of the Peoples State Bank, of Hamilton, and also of the West Point State Bank, and thus his money has been placed in institutions where it is bringing a good financial return. He has justly earned the rest of which he is now enjoying, for his life has been characterized by unflagging diligence and also by unfaltering honesty in all business transactions. Wherever known he has won high esteem and moreover he is one of the honored pioneer settlers of the county, whose efforts have been a potent element in promoting progress and improvement in this section of the state as the county has emerged from its pioneer conditions. 

Family

Eliza Ann Culpepper (14 Aug 1828 - 3 Apr 1920)
Marriage*27 Feb 1849 He married Eliza Ann Culpepper at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 27 Feb 1849 at age 23. 
Children
Last Edited29 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. E-mail written Apr 2009 -- Feb 2011 to Lew Griffin from Virginia Rottman, e-mail address.

Mariah Jane Culpepper

Female, #5831, (circa 1830 - )
Father*Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL (1782 - bt 1855 - 1860)
Mother*Ann Elizabeth Tyler (17 Dec 1790 - 10 Nov 1870)
Birth*circa 1830 Mariah was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, circa 1830. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Eliza and Mariah was probably a free white female, under age 5, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1830 Census at McMinn Co., Tennessee.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Mariah and Eliza was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 15, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 F0-5.)2 
Marriage*12 Jan 1858 She married Francis Reavely at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 12 Jan 1858. 
Married Name12 Jan 1858  As of 12 Jan 1858, her married name was Reavely. 

Family

Francis Reavely (circa 1828 - )
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jun 2009

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 168, Ancestry.com image 70, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 2 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 3 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com images 5-6, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 1 M50-60, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50.

Francis Reavely

Male, #5832, (circa 1828 - )
Birth*circa 1828 Francis was born circa 1828. 
Marriage*12 Jan 1858 He married Mariah Jane Culpepper at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 12 Jan 1858. 

Family

Mariah Jane Culpepper (circa 1830 - )
Last Edited5 Jun 2009

Mary Melvina Culpepper1

Female, #5833, (16 Feb 1834 - 20 Jan 1917)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL (1782 - bt 1855 - 1860)
Mother*Ann Elizabeth Tyler (17 Dec 1790 - 10 Nov 1870)
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Polly Melvina Culpepper. 
Birth*16 Feb 1834 Mary was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 16 Feb 1834. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Mary was probably a free white female, age 5 and under 10, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 F0-5.)2 
Marriage*15 Sep 1856 She married William Baker Ash at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 15 Sep 1856 at age 22. 
Married Name15 Sep 1856  As of 15 Sep 1856, her married name was Ash. 
Marriage*after 1857 She married Thomas Jefferson Ash after 1857. 
Death of Mother10 Nov 1870 Her mother Ann Elizabeth Tyler died on 10 Nov 1870 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Photographed*say 1900 She was photographed say 1900.1
Thomas J. & Mary Melvina (Culpepper) Ash
Death*20 Jan 1917 She died at Carrollton, Carroll Co., Georgia, on 20 Jan 1917 at age 82. 

Family 1

William Baker Ash (circa 1830 - )
Marriage*15 Sep 1856 She married William Baker Ash at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 15 Sep 1856 at age 22. 

Family 2

Thomas Jefferson Ash (circa 1830 - )
Marriage*after 1857 She married Thomas Jefferson Ash after 1857. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jun 2009

Citations

  1. E-mail written Oct 2007 - Oct 2008 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Hammett, e-mail address.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com images 5-6, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 1 M50-60, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50.

William Baker Ash

Male, #5834, (circa 1830 - )
Father*James Ash (s 1800 - )
Mother*Margaret Martin (s 1802 - )
Birth*circa 1830 William was born circa 1830. 
Marriage*15 Sep 1856 He married Mary Melvina Culpepper at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 15 Sep 1856. 

Family

Mary Melvina Culpepper (16 Feb 1834 - 20 Jan 1917)
Last Edited5 Jun 2009

Thomas Jefferson Ash

Male, #5835, (circa 1830 - )
Father*Hugh Brown Ash (c 1801 - )
Mother*Nancy Jones (c 1803 - )
Birth*circa 1830 Thomas was born circa 1830. 
Marriage*after 1857 He married Mary Melvina Culpepper after 1857. 
Photographed*say 1900 He was photographed say 1900.1
Thomas J. & Mary Melvina (Culpepper) Ash

Family

Mary Melvina Culpepper (16 Feb 1834 - 20 Jan 1917)
Last Edited24 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written Oct 2007 - Oct 2008 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Hammett, e-mail address.

Joel Tyler Culpepper

Male, #5836, (4 Jul 1832 - 13 Jan 1914)
Father*Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN (c 1807 - a 1860)
Mother*Mary Cameron (c 1811 - )
DNA* To help confirm Joel Tyler Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Joel's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*4 Jul 1832 Joel was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 4 Jul 1832.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John, William and Joel was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at McMinn Co., Tennessee.2 
Marriage*26 Nov 1853 He married Nancy J. Evans at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 26 Nov 1853 at age 21. 
Birth of Son16 Apr 1856 His son John William M. Culpepper was born on 16 Apr 1856 at Tennessee.3 
Birth of SonAug 1858 His son Robert J. Culpepper was born in Aug 1858 at Tennessee
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Bosque Co., Texas.4 
Civil War*between 1863 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1863 and 1865.5 
Birth of Son11 Jun 1869 His son James H. Culpepper was born on 11 Jun 1869 at Titus Co., Texas.6 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Titus Co., Texas.7 
Birth of Soncirca 1871 His son Charles A. Culpepper was born circa 1871 at Titus Co., Texas
Deed*6 Dec 1871 He was granted a deed on 6 Dec 1871 at Titus Co., Texas.8 
Death of Son31 Aug 1873 His son James H. Culpepper died on 31 Aug 1873 at Titus Co., Texas.6 
Birth of Son25 Mar 1874 His son Joel Asbury Culpepper was born on 25 Mar 1874 at Titus Co., Texas.9,10 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Titus Co., Texas.11 
Marriage*circa 1896 He married Martha Logan at Texas circa 1896.12 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Titus Co., Texas.12 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Titus Co., Texas.13 
Death*13 Jan 1914 He died at Titus Co., Texas, on 13 Jan 1914 at age 81.1 
Burial*circa 15 Jan 1914 His body was interred circa 15 Jan 1914 at Union Hill Cemetery, Titus Co., Texas.1 

Family 1

Nancy J. Evans (circa 1833 - after 1880)
Marriage*26 Nov 1853 He married Nancy J. Evans at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 26 Nov 1853 at age 21. 
Children

Family 2

Martha Logan (May 1852 - 11 Aug 1925)
Marriage*circa 1896 He married Martha Logan at Texas circa 1896.12 
Child
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Sep 2014

Citations

  1. Tombstone.
    Union Hill Cemetery, Titus Co., TX
    Joel A. Culpepper, Sr., 4 Jul 1832 – 13 Jan 1914.

  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 135, Ancestry.com Images 115-116, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    R. S. Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 3 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F20-30, 0 slaves.
  3. Tombstone.
    Springhill Cemetery, Titus Co., TX
    William Culpepper, 16 Apr 1856 – 21 Nov 1916.

  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 22, Pg 42B, (13 Jul 1860), Clifton PO, Bosque Co., TX (Anc.com img# 22)
    Joel T. Culpepper, 28, M,TN, Farm Laborer
    Nancy J. Culpepper, 27, F,TN
    M. J. Culpepper, 5, F,TN
    J. W. Culpepper, 3, M,TN
    R. J. Culpepper, 1, M,TN.
  5. Linda Mearse, compiler, Confederate Indigent Families Index, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
    http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/cif/index.html
    Joel Culpepper, Titus Co., TX.
  6. Tombstone.
    Union Hill Cemetery, Titus Co., TX
    James H. Culpepper, 11 Jun 1869 – 31 Aug 1873.

  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 3, Pg 14 (08 Jul 1870), Mt Pleasant PO, Titus Co., TX
    Joel Culpepper, 38, M, TN, Farmer (ID: 5836)
    Nancy J. Culpepper, 37, F, TN
    Mary J. Culpepper, 16, F, TN
    John W. Culpepper, 13, M, TN
    Robert Culpepper, 11, M, TN
    Nancy A. Culpepper, 4, F, TX
    Julia E. Culpepper, 3, F, TX
    James Culpepper, 1, M, TX
    Napoleon Irvin, 10, M, TX
    Andy Curry, 23, M, AL, Farm Laborer
    Elizabeth Curry, 60, F, TN.
  8. Texas General Land Office, compiler, Texas Land Title Abstracts: Abstracts of all original Texas Land Titles comprising Grants and Locations, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112
    Grantee: Joel T. Culpepper; Patentee: Joel T. Culpepper; 06 Dec 1871; 160 acres; Titus Co., TX.
  9. Tombstone.
    Union Hill Cemetery, Titus Co., TX
    Joel A. Culpepper, Jr., 1874 – 1941
    Mary E. Culpepper, 1875 – 1963.

  10. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Joel Asbury Culpepper, Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co., Texas, age 44, born 25 Mar 1874, White, Farmer for self at Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co., Texas; Nearest relative: Mary Etta Culpepper, Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co., Texas. Medium height, Medium build, Eye and hair color not specified, “Left eye affected”. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co., Texas.
  11. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 107, Sheet 15, Pg 314C, Pct 1, Titus Co., TX
    Joel T. Culpepper, M, 47, Head, M, TN NC NC, Farmer-Preacher
    Nancy J. Culpepper, F, 47, M, TN TN TN
    Robert J. Culpepper, M, 21, Son, S, TN TN TN, Farming
    Nancy A. Culpepper, F, 14, Dau, S, TX TN TN
    Charles A. Culpepper, M, 9, Son, S, TX TN TN
    Joel Culpepper, M, 6, Son, S, TX TN TN.
  12. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 117, Sheet 20A, Pg 193, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 102, Titus Co., TX
    Joel Culpepper, Head, M, Jul-1832, 67, md-20 yrs, TN NC SC, Farmer
    Martha C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May-1850, 50, md-20 yrs, Ch 7/4, AL SC SC
    Oscar Culpepper, Son, M, Mar-1878, 12, S, AL AL AL, Farm Laborer
    Vesta J Culpepper, Daughter, F, Feb-1890, 10, S, TX AL AL
    Viola Culpepper, Daughter, F, Feb-1890, 10, S, TX AL AL.
  13. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 133, Sheet 21B, Pg 46B, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 56, Titus Co., TX
    J. T. Culpepper, Head, M, 78, M2, md-19 yrs, TN TN TN
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, 57, M2, md-19 yrs, ch 7/3, AL AL AL
    Vi Hunter, S-Daughter, F, 21, S, TX MS AL
    Vista Hunter, S-Daughter, F, 21, WS, TX MS AL.

William S. Culpepper1

Male, #5837, (circa 1833 - before 1880)
Father*Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN (c 1807 - a 1860)
Mother*Mary Cameron (c 1811 - )
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by William S. 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*circa 1833 William was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, circa 1833. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John, William and Joel was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at McMinn Co., Tennessee.2 
Marriage*circa 1854 He married Eveline (?) circa 1854.3 
Birth of Son10 Oct 1855 His son W. W. Culpepper was born on 10 Oct 1855 at Tennessee.3,4 
Birth of Soncirca 1858 His son John Culpepper was born circa 1858 at Tennessee.5 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Tyler Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Soncirca 1867 His son Roxie Culpepper was born circa 1867 at Texas.5 
Marriage*23 Mar 1871 He married Mary A. Mears at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 23 Mar 1871.6 
Birth of Son15 Feb 1875 His son Burrell Smith Culpepper was born on 15 Feb 1875 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Death*before 1880 He died at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, before 1880. 

Family 1

Eveline (?) (circa 1835 - say 1869)
Marriage*circa 1854 He married Eveline (?) circa 1854.3 
Children

Family 2

Mary A. Mears (circa 1843 - )
Marriage*23 Mar 1871 He married Mary A. Mears at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 23 Mar 1871.6 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001-2002 to Lew Griffin from Priscilla Wall Scott (gt-gd/o #43127), e-mail address.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 135, Ancestry.com Images 115-116, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    R. S. Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 3 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F20-30, 0 slaves.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 32, Pg 200B, (26 Jul 1860), Pct 3, Mt Pleasant PO, Titus Co., TX (Anc.com img# 120)
    Wm Culpepper, 26, M, TN, Farmer
    Eveline Culpepper, 24, F, TN
    W. W. Culpepper, 5, M, TN.
  4. Tombstone.
    Culpepper (Elizabeth's Grove) Cemetery, Fannin Co., TX:
    W. W. Culpepper, 10 Oct 1855 - 8 Oct 1888.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 110, Pg 56, Prect 3, Pittsburg PO, Upshur Co., TX
    Henry Evans, 49, M, KY, Farmer
    Rebecca Evans, 33, F, NC
    Ellen Evans, 21, F, TX
    John Evans, 20, M, TX
    Henry Evans, 11, M, TX
    Edward Evans, 10, M, TX
    Woody Culpepper, 14, M, TN
    Susan Culpepper, 13, F, TN
    John Culpepper, 11, M, TN
    Avarilla Culpepper, 4?-7?, F, TX
    Roxie Culpepper, 2, M, TX.
  6. Louisiana Secretary of State / Division of Archives, compiler, New Orleans, LA Marriage Records Index, 1831-1925, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.asp?dbid=6500
    William S. Culpeper (35) and Mary Mear Smith (27), 23 Mar 1871, Orleans Parish, LA, Vol 2, p 84.

John Asbury Culpepper

Male, #5838, (circa 1835 - )
Father*Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN (c 1807 - a 1860)
Mother*Mary Cameron (c 1811 - )
Name Variation He was also known as John Asberry Culpepper.1 
Name Variation He was also known as John Asbery Culpepper.1 
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC, who is a grandson of Joseph Culpepper and 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1835 John was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, circa 1835. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John, William and Joel was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at McMinn Co., Tennessee.2 
Marriage*4 Nov 1856 He married Elizabeth Adaline Benton at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 4 Nov 1856. 
1860 Census* John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Polk Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son12 Sep 1860 His son James Houston Culpepper was born on 12 Sep 1860 at Polk Co., Tennessee
1870 Census* John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Fannin Co., Texas.3 
Marriage*18 Feb 1873 He married Sophronia Jane Robinson at Fannin Co., Texas, on 18 Feb 1873.4,1 
Birth of Son1 Dec 1873 His son Infant Son Culpepper was born on 1 Dec 1873 at Fannin Co., Texas
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Fannin Co., Texas.5 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Savoy, Fannin Co., Texas.6 

Family 1

Elizabeth Adaline Benton (circa 1840 - after 14 Aug 1872)
Marriage*4 Nov 1856 He married Elizabeth Adaline Benton at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 4 Nov 1856. 
Children

Family 2

Sophronia Jane Robinson (16 Sep 1847 - 19 Apr 1933)
Marriage*18 Feb 1873 He married Sophronia Jane Robinson at Fannin Co., Texas, on 18 Feb 1873.4,1 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written Oct 2008 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Ryon, e-mail address.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 135, Ancestry.com Images 115-116, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    R. S. Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 3 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F20-30, 0 slaves.
  3. P. 157.
  4. Texas marriages:
    John A. Culpepper and Miss Sarah J. Robinson, 12 Feb 1873, Fannin Co., TX, Book B.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Sheet 4, Pg 348D, Pct 2, Fannin Co., TX
    Jno A. Culpepper, M, 44, Head, M, TN NC SC, Farmer (ID: 5838)
    Jane Culpepper, F, 35, Wife, M, TX IL TX
    Callie Culpepper, F, 13, Dau, S, TN TN TN
    Elizabeth A. Culpepper, F, 5, Dau, S, TX TN TX
    Jennie Culpepper, F, 1, Dau, S, TX TN TX
    Jno W. Cameron, M, 25, Laborer, S, TN TN TN, Farming
    Moses W. Cameron, M, 23, Laborer, S, TN TN TN, Farming.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 65, Sheet 14A, Pg 137, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 57, Savoy Village, Fannin Co., TX
    John A. Culpepper, Head, M, Dec-1835, 64, M, md-28 yrs, TN TN TN, Landlord
    Sophrana Culpepper, Wife, F, Sep-1848, 51, M, md-28 yrs, Ch 10/7, AR ENG AL.

Robert P. Culpepper

Male, #5839, (circa 1837 - )
Father*Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN (c 1807 - a 1860)
Mother*Mary Cameron (c 1811 - )
DNA* To help confirm Robert P. Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Robert's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Name Variation He was also known as Bob. 
Birth*circa 1837 Robert was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, circa 1837. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Robert and Daniel was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at McMinn Co., Tennessee.1 
Civil War*between 1863 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1863 and 1865.2 
Birth of SonMar 1867 His son John R. Culpepper was born in Mar 1867 at Texas.3 
Birth of Soncirca 1875 His son J. S. Culpepper was born circa 1875 at Texas
Birth of SonJul 1878 His son George Evans Culpepper was born in Jul 1878 at Texas.4 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Titus Co., Texas.5 

Family

Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Jul 2010

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 135, Ancestry.com Images 115-116, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    R. S. Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 3 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F20-30, 0 slaves.
  2. Linda Mearse, compiler, Confederate Indigent Families Index, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
    http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/cif/index.html
    R. Culpepper, Titus Co., TX.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 121, Sheet 6B, Pg 130A, Pct 6, Gen.com Img 12, Upshur Co., TX
    John R. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar-1867, 33, md-4 yrs, TX TN TX, Fireman-Sawmill
    Eva Culpepper, Wife, F, Sep-1876, 23, md-4 yrs, Ch 2/2, TX TX GA
    Marion A. Culpepper, Son, M, May-1897, 3, S, TX TX TX
    John L. Culpepper, Son, M, Jan-1899, 1, S, TX TX TX
    Minard M. Smith, Boarder, M, Jul-1873, 26, S, TX TX GA, Manager-Sawmill.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 64, Sheet 6A, Pg 114, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 11, Fannin Co., TX
    George Culpepper, Head, M, Jul-1878, 21, M, md-1 yr, TX TN TN, Farmer
    Lina Culpepper, Wife, F, Mar-1881, 19, M, md-1 yr, ch 1/1, TX MO VA
    Mark Culpepper, Son, M, Feb-1900, 3/12, S, TX TX TX.
  5. ED 109, Sheet 14, Pg 356B, Pct 4, Titus Co., TX
    R. P. Culpepper, M, 43, Head, Wid, TX NC NC, Farmer
    J. R. Culpepper, M, 13, Son, S, TX TN TN
    N. J. Culpepper, F, 11, Dau, S, TX TN TN
    M. P. Culpepper, F, 8, Dau, S, TX TN TN
    J. S. Culpepper, M, 5, Son, S, TX TN TN
    G. E. Culpepper, M, 2, Son, S, TX TN TN.

Daniel Henderson Culpepper

Male, #5840, (circa 1840 - )
Father*Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN (c 1807 - a 1860)
Mother*Mary Cameron (c 1811 - )
Birth*circa 1840 Daniel was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, circa 1840. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Robert and Daniel was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at McMinn Co., Tennessee.1 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 135, Ancestry.com Images 115-116, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    R. S. Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 3 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F20-30, 0 slaves.

Mary C. Culpepper

Female, #5841, (circa 1845 - )
Father*Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN (c 1807 - a 1860)
Mother*Mary Cameron (c 1811 - )
Birth*circa 1845 Mary was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, circa 1845. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Miranda J. Culpepper

Female, #5842, (5 May 1849 - 15 May 1904)
Father*Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN (c 1807 - a 1860)
Mother*Mary Cameron (c 1811 - )
Birth*5 May 1849 Miranda was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 5 May 1849. 
Marriage*20 Jan 1870 She married Zoilus Doak Bell at Titus Co., Texas, on 20 Jan 1870 at age 20. 
Married Name20 Jan 1870  As of 20 Jan 1870, her married name was Bell. 
Death*15 May 1904 She died at Burnet Co., Texas, on 15 May 1904 at age 55. 

Family

Zoilus Doak Bell (say 1847 - )
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Elizabeth Mardula Culpepper

Female, #5843, (2 Dec 1832 - 16 Dec 1907)
Father*John Tyler Culpepper of Cherokee Co., AL (1810 - bt 1870 - 1880)
Mother*Martha Melvina Baker (c 1813 - a 1880)
Name Variation She was also known as Julie. 
Birth*2 Dec 1832 Elizabeth was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 2 Dec 1832. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Elizabeth was probably a free white female, age 5 and under 10, in an unknown person 's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*circa 1852 She married David Sanford Lowrey at Cherokee Co., Alabama, circa 1852. 
Married Namecirca 1852  As of circa 1852, her married name was Lowrey. 
Death of Spouse21 Mar 1896 Her husband David Sanford Lowrey died on 21 Mar 1896 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 
Death*16 Dec 1907 She died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 16 Dec 1907 at age 75. 

Family

David Sanford Lowrey (22 Jan 1830 - 21 Mar 1896)
Marriage*circa 1852 She married David Sanford Lowrey at Cherokee Co., Alabama, circa 1852. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 118, Ancestry.com images 15-16, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    J. T. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 46859162.

David Sanford Lowrey

Male, #5844, (22 Jan 1830 - 21 Mar 1896)
Birth*22 Jan 1830 David was born on 22 Jan 1830.1 
Marriage*circa 1852 He married Elizabeth Mardula Culpepper at Cherokee Co., Alabama, circa 1852. 
Photographed*say 1855 He was photographed say 1855 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.2
David Sanford Lowrey
Death*21 Mar 1896 He died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 21 Mar 1896 at age 66.1 
Burial*say 24 Mar 1896 His body was interred say 24 Mar 1896 at Fischer Cemetery, Fischer Crossroads, DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Elizabeth Mardula Culpepper (2 Dec 1832 - 16 Dec 1907)
Last Edited25 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 46859162.
  2. E-mail written 1999 - 2016 to Lew Griffin from Nada Joy Hyde, Chattanooga, TN, e-mail address.

James H. Culpepper

Male, #5845, (circa 1834 - Feb 1862)
Father*John Tyler Culpepper of Cherokee Co., AL (1810 - bt 1870 - 1880)
Mother*Martha Melvina Baker (c 1813 - a 1880)
Birth*circa 1834 James was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, circa 1834. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Joel, Rufus and James was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in an unknown person 's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.1 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1862 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1862. 
Death*Feb 1862 He died in Feb 1862. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 118, Ancestry.com images 15-16, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    J. T. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30.

Elcy Elvira Culpepper

Female, #5846, (11 Jun 1835 - 1 Apr 1895)
Father*John Tyler Culpepper of Cherokee Co., AL (1810 - bt 1870 - 1880)
Mother*Martha Melvina Baker (c 1813 - a 1880)
Name Variation She was also known as Elsie Elvira Culpepper. 
Birth*11 Jun 1835 Elcy was born at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 11 Jun 1835. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Elcy was probably a free white female, under five years old, in an unknown person 's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*4 Mar 1857 She married Jehu Reece on 4 Mar 1857 at age 21. 
Married Name4 Mar 1857  As of 4 Mar 1857, her married name was Reece. 
Birth of Son1 Sep 1860 Her son Dr. David Tyler Reece was born on 1 Sep 1860 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Son2 Mar 1865 Her son James Carter Reece was born on 2 Mar 1865 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Son6 Jul 1869 Her son Josiah McGee Reece was born on 6 Jul 1869 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Son6 Nov 1876 Her son Columbus Hayes Reece was born on 6 Nov 1876 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.3 
Death*1 Apr 1895 She died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 Apr 1895 at age 59. 
Burial*circa 3 Apr 1895 Her body was interred circa 3 Apr 1895 at Fischer Cemetery, Fischer Crossroads, DeKalb Co., Alabama.4
stone
Obituary*say 4 Apr 1895 The subject of this obituary, sister Eley E. Reece, was born June 11th, 1835, and died April the 1st, 1895.
     Her maden [maiden] name was Culpepper. She was married to Mr. John Reece in 1857, whose joys and sorrows she shared until her death. She was a member of the Methodist church and was a thoroughly consecrated Christian, a devoted wife and an affectionate mother, having raised a large family of children.
     I had the pleasure of being her pastor for two years, and always found her home a bethel for the preacher. She was ever cheerful and generous; always at her post in the church and often shouted the praise of God. My last meeting with her was on Thursday before her death. Our next meeting will be in heaven. She was taken seriously ill Saturday before her death; Dr. Duff was called in and done what he could, but the stuborn [stubborn] disease did not yield to his prescription.
     Only a part of her devoted children could attend her burial. They sorrow, but "not as those who have no hope." Life's dark day of sorrow will close by the dawning of the eternal morning, where tears and sighing will be no more. Words of comfort were spoken by the writer. G. W. Palmer.5 
Descendant*Nov 2007 See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Elcy Elvira Culpepper who would like to communicate with other descendants.6 

Family

Jehu Reece (28 Jan 1831 - 18 May 1905)
Marriage*4 Mar 1857 She married Jehu Reece on 4 Mar 1857 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 118, Ancestry.com images 15-16, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    J. T. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30.
  2. Doris Mayer Reece, compiler, Reece Family Tree, Ancestry World Tree (online family tree), 27 May 2002.
    e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written Oct 2007 - Oct 2008 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Hammett, e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written Apr 2006 to Lew Griffin from Hayley Crocker, e-mail address.
  5. Obituary for Eley E. Culpepper Reece from The Fort Payne Journal, Wednesday, April 17, 1895 and contributed on 10 Nov 2004 for use in USGenWeb Archives by Lana Floyd, e-mail address.


  6. E-mail written 7 Nov 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Judith Hunt Kugath (2ggd/o #48994), e-mail address.

Jehu Reece

Male, #5847, (28 Jan 1831 - 18 May 1905)
Father*David Reece (c 1791 - 1867)
Mother*Mary Donaldson (c 1797 - 1870)
Name Variation He was also known as John Reece. 
Nickname  Jehu Reece also went by the name of Big Jay Reece. 
Birth*28 Jan 1831 Jehu was born at Grainger Co., Tennessee, on 28 Jan 1831. 
Marriage*4 Mar 1857 He married Elcy Elvira Culpepper on 4 Mar 1857 at age 26. 
Birth of Son1 Sep 1860 His son Dr. David Tyler Reece was born on 1 Sep 1860 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 
Birth of Son2 Mar 1865 His son James Carter Reece was born on 2 Mar 1865 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Father1867 His father David Reece died in 1867 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son6 Jul 1869 His son Josiah McGee Reece was born on 6 Jul 1869 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Mother1870 His mother Mary Donaldson died in 1870 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son6 Nov 1876 His son Columbus Hayes Reece was born on 6 Nov 1876 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Spouse1 Apr 1895 His wife Elcy Elvira Culpepper died on 1 Apr 1895 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Marriage7 Jun 1896 He married Letitia Frazier at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 7 Jun 1896 at age 65. 
Photographed*say 1900 He was photographed say 1900 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.
Jehu Reece
Death*18 May 1905 He died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 18 May 1905 at age 74. 
Burial*say 20 May 1905 His body was interred say 20 May 1905 at Fischer Cemetery, Fischer Crossroads, DeKalb Co., Alabama.3
stone
Obituary* Reece--Jehu Reece was born in Grainger County, Tenn., January 28, 1831, and departed this life May 12, 1905. He was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1853, in communion with which he remained an honored member until the reorganization of the Methodist Episcopal in Alabama after the civil war, when he was among the first to identify himself there with. At a meeting held in the home of Andrew Reece, conducted by Lemuel Bowers, opportunity was given for any who were desirous of uniting with the Methodist Episcopal Church to do so. A class was there organized of which Jehu and his bother William Reece became members. This was the beginning of the
Reorganized Methodist Episcopal Church in Alabama. Of this original class, William Reece alone remains. Brother Jehu Reece has served the church in the capacity of steward, trustee, class-leader and Sunday school superintendent and in every position was faithful in the discharge of duty, loyal to the church and to every interest entrusted to him. Brother Reece was twice married--in 1857 to Miss Elsa Culpepper, with whom he lived happily until in 1895 the bonds which united them in life were sundered by death. Twelve children were the fruits of this union, nine of whom
survive. In 1896 he was united in marriage to Miss Letitia Frazier,
who died three years ago, leaving him sad and lonely. His children did all they could to cheer and comfort him and succeded in making his life as pleasant and happy as the circumstances would permit. As was his custom, he conducted family worship in his house in the evening of May 17th, using the hymn, “O, for a closer walk with God.” After prayer, he retired, apparently in his usual health, and fell into a sweet sleep. In the morning when one of the children went to awaken him, it was found that the angel of death had summoned him during the night to join the company of the redeemed and glorified around the throne of God. A large concourse of relatives and friends were presentst the funeral services,contucted by Rev. J.G. Johnson, presiding elder of Anniston District, Alabama Conference, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Fisher Cemerery to await the resurrection of the just.
W.F. Pritchet, Pastor
Mentone. Alabama’’.4 
Biography* Jehu Reece donated land and started a Methodist church called Reece’s Chapel in DeKalb Alabama.2 

Family

Elcy Elvira Culpepper (11 Jun 1835 - 1 Apr 1895)
Marriage*4 Mar 1857 He married Elcy Elvira Culpepper on 4 Mar 1857 at age 26. 
Children
Last Edited7 Apr 2008

Citations

  1. Doris Mayer Reece, compiler, Reece Family Tree, Ancestry World Tree (online family tree), 27 May 2002.
    e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written Oct 2007 - Oct 2008 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Hammett, e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written Apr 2006 to Lew Griffin from Hayley Crocker, e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written Oct 2007 - Oct 2008 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Hammett, e-mail address.
    from the DeKalb County newspaper.

Rufus Washington Culpepper1

Male, #5848, (circa 1838 - circa 1864)
Father*John Tyler Culpepper of Cherokee Co., AL (1810 - bt 1870 - 1880)
Mother*Martha Melvina Baker (c 1813 - a 1880)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Rufus Washington 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. 
Name Variation He was also known as George W. Culpepper
(Rufus was George W. Culpepper in the 1850 census, but he changed his name before the 1860 census. In that he is Rufus W. He signed his letters that he wrote to his wife during the Civil War as R. W. Culpepper.) 
Birth*circa 1838 Rufus was born at Cherokee Co., Alabama, circa 1838. 
Employment* Rufus's occupation: Teacher. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Joel, Rufus and James was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in an unknown person 's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.2 
1860 Census* Rufus was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Cherokee Co., Alabama.3 
Marriage*circa 1860 He married Mary L. Emerson at Cherokee Co., Alabama, circa 1860. 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1864

     Rufus Washington Culpepper enlisted in the Cherokee Davis Guards, then when they reached Nashville they enlisted in Clifton's 4th Alabama Battalion: Maj. James M. Clifton. The records now will show that he was in the 55th AL Reg't, but he never was. It was due to trying to simplify the records that members of the 4th AL Bat. are shown under the 55th.

R. W. Culpepper enlisted Nashville, 1 Nov. 1861, reported ill 30 Apr 1862: claim for decease soldier was made by Mary J. Culpepper, Mother, 25 Jan. 1864 ("Mother" was a mistake…Mary L. was his wife & a written "L." is easily mistaken for "J.")4 
Death*circa 1864 He died circa 1864. 
Biography* Rufus W. CULPEPPER was the son of Martha Melvina BAKER and John Tyler CULPEPPER. In the 1850 Cherokee County Alabama census he was shown as George W, age 13, - census taken 25th of November.

In 1860 Cherokee County, AL census George W. CULPEPPER has changed his name to Rufus W. CULPEPPER. Rufus, age 22, teaching school, and Mary L. age 17 had been married within the year. Rufus and Mary L. had one child, daughter Josephine. Rufus W. Culpepper died during the war. I wish I knew if he died of an illness or was killed, and where he died.

In 1870 Cherokee Co. census Mary, age 27 and Josie, age 10, were living with Mary's mother Eliza EMERSON.

In 1880 census - Cherokee County, AL- Josephine CULPEPPER, age 19, daug is listed in the household of Reynolds CANTRELL, age 56 and wife Mary, age 37. Emma, 19 daug and David, 3.son.

Josephine never married. She came to Texas with her mother & stepfather, Reynolds Cantrell. They were in Texas by November 1882. 1900 census shows half brother Edward was born then. She lived with the family in Van Alstyne, TX. In 1930 she was 69 years old, living with her half brother Roy and his wife. It was there that Virginia Ann CULPEPPER CHISENHALL'S (sister of R. W. Culpepper) daughters Mabel Walker, Tollie Taylor, Vera Norton and Cricket Watkins used to go and visit their Cousin Josephine. Believe Virginia Ann called her brother "Washington" because that is the name my mother called him. But the letters were signed R. W., and I was completely confused until I found R. W. and Mary Culpepper in the 1860 census.

Cousin Josephine either let the Chisenhall sisters have her father's letters to copy, or gave them copies. I believe that my Aunt Vera is the one that transcribed and typed them. When I found the original letter #7 - I found in her version of it that she had left part of it out and corrected spelling, punctuation and grammar. I have tried to find the other original letters, but started on that much too late. My aunts' families knew nothing about them. I went to Van Alstyne once, but the family was gone. Cousin Josephine had died a number of years before. A couple of people in the drug store did remember the family. However, they said the family left Van Alstyne a long time before.. On Culpepper Connections Death Records a Josephine Culpepper is recorded as died 16 Nov 1957 in Grayson County. That would make her 97+.

It seems that Melvina and John T. Culpepper gave each child several names, and in each census they were often called by a different name, therefore the confusion about how many children there actually were. And as you can see in the letters that follow, R. W. Culpepper was not consistent in names he called his brother-in-law and cousins.1 
Letter/Message Text*between 1861 and 1862  He wrote between 1861 and 1862:
The Letters of Rufus Washington Culpepper

10 Letters Written During The Civil War from Confederate Soldier Rufus Washington Culpepper to his Wife, Mary L. Emerson Culpepper of Gaylesville, Alabama

Letter #1, Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 17th 1861
Dear Wife I embrace the
present opportunity to inform you that I am
well at this time. I landed yesterday at
5 O’clock P.M. and all the boys were well
except some who had the measles but they are
all on the mend. We was left at the bluff
but we headed them at Sewalls Ferry, made
them stay till we all got aboard and then
we made for home. We arrived there at 8
O’clock P.M. and could not make connection
with the carrs until 7 P.M. the next night
Hence to Kingston at 9 O’clock P.M. and left
there at Eleven O’clock P.M. We lay by two
hours and thence to Ringold and found the
bridge burnt above Ringold and had to carry
our baggage the ¼ [?] of a mile and thence to
Chattanooga and then to Stephenson and [ink blot]
Nashville where we will remain a short time
but can not tell how long. I am very well
pleased with the place and also our men. They
were glad to see us sure. They came out in
time to meet us like quarter horses. Ed is
all right, Mat is the same, John Baker (?) came
with us. Tell Amanda* that [big blot]
Page #2
We fixed him up with clothes and such things
as he needed. Tell Rufus Baker that Andrew
is all right, I am in no mess as yet. I and
Ed lay in an[iale or tall ?] tent last night—slept well
for first time since I left you and
Josephine, I would like to see you and Jose
the best kind. I want you to get along the
best you can till I come home. I would send
you my likeness if I could get one now
but have not time to hunt one up now. I will
send one the next time I write. I will do
the best I can for myself and try to come home
as soon as I think it necessary. There
will be preaching here today. I had a pleasant
ride on the carrs Pru said I would. You kiss
Josephine for me. So nothing more at this
time but Rem. Your affectionate Hus.
To M. L. C. R. W. Culpepper

* Amanda was his sister, age 14

Letter #2, Nov. 19th 1861
t..... Dear Wife, Brothers & Sisters, I this
o... Myself of the present opportunity -
r.. few lines to let you know I enjoyed
n. fine health at present, I have seen a great many
.. things to interest me since I have been here, I
have seen all over town. I have been to see wire
bridges and through the Penetentiary, among all the
convicts there are 400 convicts. In it there are
Preachers, Doctors, Merchants, Farmers and all classes
of people in there and they are all at work. I went to
see the State House and Cannon foundry, which interested
me a great deal. I am highly pleased with our Officers
and men. We are all like brothers. We have just (116)
men, no more no less. There are a good many measles in
our Company. We have 18 of our men in the hospital, but
they are all on the mend, I think they will all be up
in a few days to enter camps again. We have various
ways of amusing ourselves in camp. Some sing, some play
chess, some marbles, but I have to sing for our Company
and the Georgia Calvary. They come over to hear me sing
my farewell song. We sang all the way as we came up on
the carrs. I charmed them all "a singing my farewell song"
We are still here but we can not tell when we will go
nor where we will go.

Page 2
General Johnston and his
We are under General Johnston....t
to the service this Southern camp...o
am glad of, because I want to bare..r
in gaining the rights of our country...n
I commenced writing this letter and aimed to write a
long one, but they have called for me to go to the
court house to stand an inspection, me and all of the
recruits that came up as I did. So I can not write
any more at this time. I sent you a letter when I
arrived at this place—I went down and slipped it in
the letter box and forgot to pay the postage, but I
will not send any more that way.
R. W. Culpepper
M.L.Culpepper

Letter #3, Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 23rd 1861
                        Dear Wife I this morning take time to
drop you a few lines to let you know that I am well at
this time and hoping these few lines will find you well
and doing well and all of you are well. I have nothing
of importance to write to you. We have the measles in
Camps yet. We have about 24 of our men in the Hospitals
but they are getting well. A. T. Baker went yesterday, seemed
willing to go. The boys are well treated there. I stayed
with the boys one night since I left and I know the boys
are well treated there. There is at this time count[?]
4200 sick men in this city, but they are mending at this
time. The average per day of deaths in this city is nearly
one per day. I enjoy myself in several ways. I sing most
of the time while others have different amusements. I
have been here 9 days. I have not cooked any as yet I
bring water and make fires and one thing and another. I
am very well pleased with camp life so far. I would like
to see you and Josephine. I want you to kiss Josephine
for me, and get along the best you can. Take good care
of all till I come home which you know I will when I can.
t. and do well. I can not tell when I can come home.
o. we are still in Nashville, Tenn. None of us can tell
r.. when we will leave this place, may not leave in a
n.. long time.

Page #2
I was on guard all last night and all day yesterday
and will be on today and every night this week
I expect and maybe for a month we..............torn
guard prisoners here for a long time. There.................
45 Yankees arrived here on Tuesday last and they.......
put under our Capt. And we have to guard them.......
have a relief from another company which is.........
thing for us to stand 2 hrs and rest............................
is very good. We are looking for about 80...............
this evening, if they come it will keep us all busy.......
are glad to get to guard them. It...................
precisely if any of them was to make a break
would certainly kill him. The place where they
put in an old house with 4 doors & 12 windows
& they have no shutters to them and we have
them like hawks or they will leave us. They
brought here for treason also they burnt
bridges. You heard of it. They were all arrested for
and brought to this place for us to guard. I
will be thousands of them here in a short time
We may be stationed here to guard them
all of my friends that I have seen 42 Yankees
I have been here. Write to me without fail
more at present but remain your
Husband until death. R. W. Culpepper
to Mary L. Culpepper

Letter #4, Fair Ground, Nashville, Tenn. Dec. 21st 1861
                               Dear Wife I received your letter
which bore the intelegence that you and Josephine were well, of
which I was glad to receive. I have written three letters since I
landed here and this is the fourth letter. E.H. [Mary’s brother] was taken
to the hospital a few days ago and was tolerable sick, but he is better
at this time and will be in camps in a day or two. I do not
exactly know what was the matter with him but I think it was cold
settled on his lungs. But he is now a great deal better. And as
to the health of the Company it is better than usual, the boys
are all improving as fast as they can. There is no one in any
danger at this time, but all of them are getting well. John D.
Baker landed here last night safe and sound. I wrote to you
before about guarding prisoners. Well they had their trial and
was sworn in to the Southern Confederacy and released and sent
back to East Tenn. Which was very agreeable to me, for we had to
guard them night and day, which was a great relief to all of us.
Tell Jane Taylor that I can not send her any money at this time,
but the supposition is that we will draw some money the 10th
Inst and if we do I will send her some of it as sure as fire
will burn. Tell her not to be the least uneasy for it will come.
You said in your letter that Dock had measured his corn up and
left only eight bushels. You certainly must be mistaken about
it, but you said that ¼ of it was refused. If that be the case
it wont take it and what is over a Paw’s to fatten the hogs and
then you can get some of that over at Paw’s to eat, so you [blot]
in no danger, but be as saving as you can. You have no salt. I
suppose that salt is only worth $4.00 per sack at home at this
time, but salt is worth from Ten to twelve dollars per sack at
this place, but it will not be the case long because the Government
will not put up with it at all.

Page #2
Salt is compelled to come down in a short time, and when I draw
I will send you money enough to buy your salt with. I want you
to get Paw to salt your meat for you. So no more on that subject.
Well as regards R.W. he has not been sick a minute since he came
here. I enjoy myself in various ways. There are several Companies
at this place and they all want me to sing for them which you know
I do. I go to town very often. I am going tomorrow to see the
grave of General Andrew Jackson. It is ten miles from this place.
You told me in your letter that Josephine did not crawl at all
but walked all the time. Well I want to see her the worst of
anything in the world and then I want to see you just as bad,
but the cause I am engaged in is a glorious one and I feel like
it is my duty to be here, but at the same time my heart is there.
I want you to take all the pains you can to raise Josephine in
the way she should be. Commence while she is young and she will
never be any trouble to you at all. I had my likeness taken the
other day and the boys say that it is the best one they ever saw.
I will send it to you the first opportunity I have. I want you
to write as often as you can. Give my respects to your Mother
& family, and to all of my friends—if I have any. Tell M.H.
I will write him one in a short time and give him the general
news. Tell him to write me as often as he can It will be gladly
received. No more at this time, I remain, Your true Husband,
To Mary L. Culpepper R.W. Culpepper

Letter #5, Camp Johnston Tenn Jan 18 1862
The original of this letter is in possession of Mrs. Shirley Taylor Miles. It has been mended, restored as much as possible and preserved between archival plastic so both sides may be seen, but this was done only a few years ago. It had been patched with scotch tape, and kept in its original 9 folds until then. One corner was broken off after it was copied at the same time as the others. It was in nine folds to make its own envelope, and addressed on the outside. This letter was written on ruled tablet paper with black ink. I copied it as near as I could to the original spelling, capitals, punctuation and lines.

Dear wife I this night
embrace the present opportunity of droping you
a few lines to inform you that I am getting
some better of the mumps I think I will be
all right in a few days. Our Co with many other
Cos have moved to another place about 3 miles
distant for the purpose of forming a regiment we
have Eleven cos here at this time from Ala
well as to news I have nothing much they are
fighting at Fort Henry they comenced
fighting this morning at Seven O Clock &
were fighting this Evening at one O Clock
I supose that they are doing some very hard
fighting down there it is about 20 miles
from here. Fort Henry is in this state above
padduca I expect we will go to fortifying this
place __ we have not herd the true report yet
we will get the general newes to morrow the
health of the Co is in very good health at this
time J. D. Baker is getting well D C Reece is
almost well E H is all right Mat is well

J.D. Baker is a double cousin of the writer, son of Ann Elizabeth Culpepper and Rufus Morgan Baker
D. C. Reece married Elcy Elvira Culpepper, sister of the writer.
E. H. (Emerson) is a brother of Mary L. Culpepper.
Mat (Culpepper) is brother of writer.

we have not drew any money yet I cant tell you
when I can come home but I want to come just
as soon as I can sure I would love __ see you &
Josephine so bad that I cant tell you how bad
I Expect we will get a chance at the yankee’s
in a short time we had to give up our good
house I did not like that at all we are taking
it soldier like at this time give my respects to
all of my friends I remain your true Husband

to M. L. Culpepper R.W. Culpepper

On the back side of this sheet in the middle fold:
Mrs. Mary L. Culpepper
Gaylesville,
Ala
By the politeness of Lieuten J.W. Wilder

Written catty-cornered across left bottom corner:
From R.W.Culpepper a member of Capt. Cliftons Co
C.D.G. (Cherokee Davis Guards)

Letter #6, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Feb. 28th 1862
Dear Wife I this evening
embrace the few fleeting moments that pass by to inform
you that I am well at this time and am managing myself
just the best in the world, and hope when these few lines
come to hand may find you and Josephine well and doing well.
As for News I have so much I cant tell where to commence. We
are camped at Murfreesboro about 30 miles this side of
Nashville. There are 100,000 men at this place. But as for
fighting I cant tell any thing about that. We are all
anxious to get into a fight and I think we will myself. The
Yankees are in possession of Nashville at this time, but
they are afraid to come here sure. If they do sombody is
going to get hurt and I cant tell who. The troops have all
left Bowling Green and come here for some purpose, but I
cant tell what. The Yankees took Fort Donaldson, but they
lost 5,500 men at it, while we only lost 500 men. We are
looking for Marching orders to go to Decater. We have all
sent our trunks home, or we sent them as far as Stephenson.
We expect our friends to come after them for us. I sent one
pair of new genes pantloons, one coat. You will find my
name on them some where. Ed sent several pair I don’t know
how many. P.A. Johnson has one black coat in our trunk. You
must sort them all out. You will find their names on them.

Page #2
I sent James’ trunk there with the rest of them.
(James, age 28, was older brother of the writer)
Tell Paw I want him to be sure to get them. I packed his things
in his trunk. He was buried in his Uniform suit. He had one fine
suit left at the place where he died. His Militery hat was
left there and one pair of fine boots – I suppose they were
burned up. Tell Paw and Maw that he was buried very nice. His
Captain said he was buried just as nice as he well could be
His burial expenses were near $60.00 dollars. Our Capt. has
been promoted to Major, and Hawkins is our Capt. We all get
along very well. Tell John D. Baker that I cant get to his
business at all. The Yankees have taken Nashville and and I
dont know where Dr. Bowling is, but tell him if I can get it
fixed I will be sure to do it, but I cant tell anything about
it at this time, I wish I could. Tell B.M. I am looking for him now.
(believe B. M. should be R. M.for Rufus Morgan (Baker) father of Andy)
Tell him Andy is well and hearty and is keen to
get into a fight.. E.H. is all right. Mat is about well. The
Company is generally well. Franklin Hawkins is dying today I
expect he is dead by this time. He has not spoken since nine
O’clock last night and I expect he is dead by this time. We
are sending all of our sick to Chattanooga. I dont know what
they mean by that they may expect a fight very soon. The carrs
have been crowded for the last two days with sick men ---and they
are not all gone yet. I want you to write soon. I sent one to you
the other day. I remain,
Your true husband
to Mary L. Culpepper R. W. Culpepper

Letter #7, Huntsville, Ala. March 10th 1862
Dear Wife, after
a march of 27 days & being very tired and almost worn out,
I take the present time to inform you that I am well at
this time & hope that these few lines will find you and
Josephine and all of the connection well. We left Nashville
the __th of Feb. on our way to Murfreesboro, from there we
went to Shelbyville, & from there to Fayetteville, & from
there to Huntsville, where we are at this time. We will
March to Decater in the morning, and I expect we will stop
at Decater a short time, then I expect we will go to Columbus
Ky. From that place I dont know none of us can tell where
we will go. It is supposed by some that we will march to
Flourence Ala. And we may go there. We are at this time in
a large army. At this time there is about 75,000 men in our
march. Sometimes I get very tired but I keep looking up. My
health is very good, as good as it ever was. Our boys stand it
very well. We left some of our boys at Murfreesboro, some at
Shelbyville, some at Fayetteville, and I think there was one left
at Nashville. Our boys scattered very much. We dont know what
has become of them Sure, but I cant help myself. There was
several of our boys left at Nashville but I heard of all of
them passing Murfreesboro but Charles Baker and I have never
heard of him yet & I am very uneasy about him Our boys had to
leave Nashville in Double quick, that was able. I never got further
than Murfreesboro when I left home. I got that far and heard that
our boys was coming on and I stayed there till they came. They
said that Charles was put on the Carrs, but I have never heard of
him yet. I would rather hear from him now than any person in this
world except you. I am troubled about him very much. I thought that
he might have come home, and if he has, forward the news as quick
as you can. Our boys are all pestered about him. Nearly half of our
boys are sick and on furlow together. We have about sixty men that
is able for duty. Mat, H.T., E.H.E., E.H.D., John Hurley & Oliver
Banister took the measles a few days ago and was sent by rail
road to Decater I expect. Well it looks to me that there is a
chance for someone to get hurt by the looks of everything. Now
as for late news I have nothing to write, you know as much as I
can tell you I expect. As for fighting I am not ???? spunky,
but I would just as soon take a twist as not "kill or cure". I have
marched until I am getting tired of the business myself.

R.W.C.

P.S. from Mar. 10th letter (1862) 2nd page letter #7

Well E. H. Emerson & E.J. Clifton, (I mean Lige) had a
difficulty a few days ago. Lige told Ed that he was a dmed liar
and took hold of Ed by the collar and Ed struck him one lick
with his fist on the cheek just below the eye. I tell you
the blood flew sure. In 20 minutes his eye was as black as my
hat, and it looks very bad at this time, and then Ed kicked
a time or two. Lige never had a chance to hit Ed any time.
Ed did not receive a mark on him. They were parted very quick
Ed has all the friends. The whole Co said that Ed done just right.
The officer said that Ed was not to blame at all. Well they did
not punish either one of them. I just thought I would write the
straight of it myself so you could rely on it -- so that if anybody
else should write about it, they might write another way. You
may rely on what I have told you. I just allowed some one might
write about it. I dont want you to let any body to see this piece
of this letter that I have written about Ed and Lige, but your
Mother. Keep it still and secret, unless some more of the boys
write about it. I dont know that anyone else will write about it
but you keep it secret. I thought I would write the straight of
it for fear somebody else would write a lie. You may rest assured
they are not going to be punished at all.

R.W.C.

Letter #8, Decater, Ala. March 13th 1862
Dear Wife, I this evening
embrace the present time to drop you a few lines to let you
know that I am well at this time and I hope these few lines
may find you and Josephine and the rest of the connection well
and doing well and well satisfied, and in good spirits like
myself. I sent a letter in the care of Mr. J. Bates the other
day, but I have another opportunity of sending a letter by hand
and I thought I would write. I know that you would like to hear
from me every day, and I think it is my duty to write you as
often as I can and I think it is your duty to do the same, and
I think all of you ought to write as often as you can. I have
been marching ever since I left home. We are now at Decater, Ala.
I expect we will march from this place to Memphis, Tenn. But I
cant tell for certain whether we will go there or not, We may go
to Flourence, Ala. As to my part I wont care where we will go
I want to go where we will do some good. You ought to see the
women come to see us and bring us bread [?] & meat, pies and sweet
cakes and flowers & etc. Some of the prettiest girls in the
county. I have been courting some of them a little, you know I
cant help that, I cant see a pretty girl without saying something
to her, especially the Alabama girls. I enjoy myself the very
best kind. I have stood the trip so far as well as any of the
boys, and I expect a little better.

Page #2
There are about 95,000 or 100,000 men at this place. We belong
to John C. Breckinridge’s Brigade. John C. is a fine man and a
grand General and I am willing to fight under him as long as I
live. The Yankees are in great trouble they dont understand
this march this is a secret march to the Yankees. The troops
all left Bowling Green and came through Nashville, and the
Yankees dont know where they have gone, and they are badly
pestered. The boys have stood the trip very well. E. H. Emerson
has been a little sick, but he is all right at this time. A. T. Baker
& Mat is well and harty, E. H. Drake & C. Neurk are well.
Andrew Tyler Baker(?), son of Rufus M.Baker
The health of the Company is very good considering every thing.
As soon as we get stationed I will write you a big letter,
but I cant tell when that will be. Though I had just as soon
be traveling about as not. We have not lost any men out of our
Co. and I am in hopes we will not. Well I must come to a close for
the present time, I remain as ever your true till death.

R.W. Culpepper

M.L. Culpepper
Gaylesville, Ala.

In the care of Mr. Germany,
R.W. Culpepper, C.D.L.

Letter No. 9, Burnville, Tishomingo County (MS), Mar. 28th [1862]

Puss I want you to be sure to write me
the first chance you get, I am anxious
to hear.

Dear Wife, I this evening
embrace the few fleeting moments that pass by
to inform you that I am well at this time and
I hope these few lines may find you and
Josephine and the connection well. We are at
the above named place, we are at the seat of
war. We are looking for orders every day
to march in to real action. We are about 8 or
10 miles from the Yankees. They have been
fighting at East Port this week. Our boys
drove them back three times. East Port is about
14 miles from this place. The big fight will
come off at Luka. That is about 7 miles from
the river. We want to get them on land where
we can get them. We can whip them on land every
time. We have about 100,000 men at this place.
We are all well armed. We drew new guns yesterday
that is we drew better guns and drew 40 rounds
of cartridges.

Page #2
So we are now ready to fight at a moments
warning. We are anxious to try our guns at
the Yankees to see how we can shoot. Well I
have a great deal of company business to
attend to at this time. I am acting as orderly
Sergeant, and then I do more business of
other kinds. I did not want to be orderly but
I could not well put them off. My health is
very good. I have stood the tramp very well.
I will tell you what I have to do; I have to
parade the Co 5 times each day and call
the roll as often, make one 8 O’clock report
to the Adjutant, one report to the doctor,
and make out 2 or 3 guard reports each day
and Drill 4 hours besides – and one report to
the commissary. You can guess whether I am
busy or not. I do more than any man in the
Batallion. Well Puss I would send you some if
I had it but I have not got it now.

I remain Your true Husband,
R W C to M L C

Letter #10, Burnsville, Miss. Apr. 1st [1862]

                              Dear Wife I this morning
embrace the few fleeting moments that pass
by to inform you that I am well. We have
not been in any fights as yet but we expect
to be in one every day. We heard the cannons
at East Port yesterday but I have understood
that there was no damage done. They was
firing from their gun boats at our Pickets.
I hear cannons firing this morning but we
have not learned where it is nor what they
are doing. We will have big fighting here
in a short time, the general hall will be
opened here in a few days sure. We are sur-
rounded with Yankees. We have got to fight
out or run out one, sure. We have got used
to hearing them fight. It does not alarm me
in the least to hear them fighting. We are
anxious to get into a fight. We have been
here a long time and have been in no fight
yet and we are anxious to get into one.
Mat, Ed, Hari and Andy are well and doing well.

Mat is writer’s brother, Joel Mathias Culpepper
Ed (Emerson) is Mary’s brother,
Hari might be Harrison Emerson,Mary’s brother,
Andy probably Andrew Baker, a double cousin, son of Anna E.Culpepper & Rufu M. Baker

I will write you a long letter as
soon as the battle is over. Puss I would
have sent you some Calico to have you a
dress, but there was none at this little
Burg. Puss do the best you can for yourself
until I come home. I will be at home just
as soon as I can and that shant be long
for I am coming to see you in the [fight] or
out of the_____.

R. W. Culpepper
To M.L.C.1 

Family

Mary L. Emerson (Oct 1842 - )
Marriage*circa 1860 He married Mary L. Emerson at Cherokee Co., Alabama, circa 1860. 
Child
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Mar 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 118, Ancestry.com images 15-16, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    J. T. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30.
  3. Page 133, family 310, Rufus W., age 22, "teaching s com," Mary L. C., age 17, a domestic.
  4. Rex Miller, The Forgotten Regiment, A day by day account of the 55th Alabama Infantry, CSA, Dayton, OH, Morningside Bookstore, 1984. Facts provided to Culpepper Connections by Greg Smith of Florence, KY.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 104, Sheet 11B, Pg 82A, Pct 3, Gen.com Img 131, Grayson Co., TX
    Mary Cantrell, Head, F, Oct-1842, 67, WD, Ch 4/4, AL SC SC
    Josephine Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1860, 39, S, AL AL AL
    Edward Cantrell, Son, M, Nov-1882, 17, S, TX AL AL, Farm Laborer
    Roy Cantrell Son, M, Mar-1886, 14, s, TX AL AL.

Joel Mathias Culpepper

Male, #5849, (25 Feb 1840 - 22 Apr 1913)
Father*John Tyler Culpepper of Cherokee Co., AL (1810 - bt 1870 - 1880)
Mother*Martha Melvina Baker (c 1813 - a 1880)
DNA* Joel has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC, who is a grandson of Joseph Culpepper and 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*25 Feb 1840 Joel was born at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 25 Feb 1840. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Joel, Rufus and James was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in an unknown person 's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.1 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     from David Culpepper: in the records of DeKalb Cemeteries a marker was placed by the State of AL "Joel Mathias Culpepper Co. B 55th AL Inf. CSA."2 
Birth of Son5 Mar 1863 His son Gustavus Adolphus Culpepper was born on 5 Mar 1863 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.3 
Marriage*circa 1863 He married Margaret Drake at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, circa 1863. 
Birth of Son23 Oct 1867 His son Harrison McDonald Culpepper was born on 23 Oct 1867 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Jun 1870 His son James Washington Culpepper was born on 18 Jun 1870 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1870 Census* Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Cherokee Co., Alabama.4 
Birth of Son2 Feb 1876 His son William Loren Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1876 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Apr 1878 His son Milton Homer Culpepper was born on 2 Apr 1878 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.5 
1880 Census* Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Cherokee Co., Alabama.6 
Birth of Son2 Feb 1884 His son Albert S. Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1884 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.7 
Birth of Son10 Mar 1885 His son Grover Cleveland Culpepper was born on 10 Mar 1885 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.7 
Birth of SonJul 1889 His son Braxton Bragg Culpepper was born in Jul 1889 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1900 Census* Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Photographed*circa 1905 He was photographed circa 1905
Joel Mathias Culpepper family of Lookout Mountain, AL, pictured around Thanksgiving 1900. Matt and Margaret Culpepper are shown with nine of their eleven children. (Adolph and Kansas were not present.) Seated to the left of his father and wife Margaret is Donald. The others, left to right, are Katie, Lorn, Washington, Homer, Braxton, Ester, Cleveland, and Johnson.8
Joel Mathias Culpepper family circa 1900
1910 Census* Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama.9 
Death*22 Apr 1913 He died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 22 Apr 1913 at age 73. 
Burial*say 24 Apr 1913 His body was interred say 24 Apr 1913 at Fischer Cemetery, Fischer Crossroads, DeKalb Co., Alabama.2,10 
Biography* The Cherokee County line was formerly the brow of Lookout Mountain, overlooking Wills Valley. By act of AL Gen Assem, 1875-6 the Cherokee County border was moved back to the Little River from about Sect. 15 T.8.R.9 to the AL-GA line. Among others, inhabitants of Twp 7 R 9 enumerated in 1870 census Cherokee County were living in DeKalb Co. 6 years later. 

Family

Margaret Drake (Mar 1846 - 1926)
Marriage*circa 1863 He married Margaret Drake at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, circa 1863. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 118, Ancestry.com images 15-16, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    J. T. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30.
  2. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  3. Marilyn Davis Barefield, compiler, Cemeteries of Jefferson County, Alabama (2 vols.), Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Public Library, 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.178 V3h v1&2.
    Volume 2, pages 28 & 128:
    Providence Methodist Church Cemetery, Pinson, Jefferson Co., Alabama
    + G. A. Culpepper 5 Mar 1863 - 15 Jul 1926.
  4. P. 313.
  5. Cemetery Census, Valley Head Cemetery, Valley Head, DeKalb Co., AL
    - Milton H. Culpepper, 2 Apr 1878 - 7 Jun 1955 (next to Clara Maude)
    - Clara Maude Culpepper, 28 May 1889 - 1 Apr 1943 (next to Milton H.)
    - Eugene D. Culpepper, 12 May 1911 - 21 Jan 1964 (next to Milton H.)
    - F. Louise Culpepper, 20 Jun 1916 - 3 Sep 1922, d/o M.H. & C.M. Culpepper
    - Mary Lucille Culpepper, 30 Sep 1909 - 6 May 1994.
  6. ED 54, sheet 21.
  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. E-mail written 2005-2008 to Culpepper Connections from Lora N. Culpepper (#51749), Alabama, e-mail address.
  9. ED 50, sheet 8.
  10. http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/dekalb/fischer/index.htm

Margaret Drake

Female, #5850, (Mar 1846 - 1926)
Father*John C. Drake (c 1814 - a 1880)
Mother*Catherine Smith (28 Oct 1816 - 17 Jun 1879)
Birth*Mar 1846 Margaret was born at Alabama in Mar 1846. 
Birth of Son5 Mar 1863 Her son Gustavus Adolphus Culpepper was born on 5 Mar 1863 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*circa 1863 She married Joel Mathias Culpepper at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, circa 1863. 
Married Namecirca 1863  As of circa 1863, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son23 Oct 1867 Her son Harrison McDonald Culpepper was born on 23 Oct 1867 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Jun 1870 Her son James Washington Culpepper was born on 18 Jun 1870 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Feb 1876 Her son William Loren Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1876 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Apr 1878 Her son Milton Homer Culpepper was born on 2 Apr 1878 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 
Death of Mother17 Jun 1879 Her mother Catherine Smith died on 17 Jun 1879 at Cherokee Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Feb 1884 Her son Albert S. Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1884 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.3 
Birth of Son10 Mar 1885 Her son Grover Cleveland Culpepper was born on 10 Mar 1885 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.3 
Birth of SonJul 1889 Her son Braxton Bragg Culpepper was born in Jul 1889 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Photographedcirca 1905 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph circa 1905
Joel Mathias Culpepper family of Lookout Mountain, AL, pictured around Thanksgiving 1900. Matt and Margaret Culpepper are shown with nine of their eleven children. (Adolph and Kansas were not present.) Seated to the left of his father and wife Margaret is Donald. The others, left to right, are Katie, Lorn, Washington, Homer, Braxton, Ester, Cleveland, and Johnson.4
Joel Mathias Culpepper family circa 1900
Death of Spouse22 Apr 1913 Her husband Joel Mathias Culpepper died on 22 Apr 1913 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1920 Census* Margaret was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama.5 
Death*1926 She died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, in 1926. 
Burial*1926 Her body was interred in 1926 at Fischer Cemetery, Fischer Crossroads, DeKalb Co., Alabama.6 

Family

Joel Mathias Culpepper (25 Feb 1840 - 22 Apr 1913)
Marriage*circa 1863 She married Joel Mathias Culpepper at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, circa 1863. 
Children
Last Edited18 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. Marilyn Davis Barefield, compiler, Cemeteries of Jefferson County, Alabama (2 vols.), Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Public Library, 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.178 V3h v1&2.
    Volume 2, pages 28 & 128:
    Providence Methodist Church Cemetery, Pinson, Jefferson Co., Alabama
    + G. A. Culpepper 5 Mar 1863 - 15 Jul 1926.
  2. Cemetery Census, Valley Head Cemetery, Valley Head, DeKalb Co., AL
    - Milton H. Culpepper, 2 Apr 1878 - 7 Jun 1955 (next to Clara Maude)
    - Clara Maude Culpepper, 28 May 1889 - 1 Apr 1943 (next to Milton H.)
    - Eugene D. Culpepper, 12 May 1911 - 21 Jan 1964 (next to Milton H.)
    - F. Louise Culpepper, 20 Jun 1916 - 3 Sep 1922, d/o M.H. & C.M. Culpepper
    - Mary Lucille Culpepper, 30 Sep 1909 - 6 May 1994.
  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. E-mail written 2005-2008 to Culpepper Connections from Lora N. Culpepper (#51749), Alabama, e-mail address.
  5. ED 72, sheet 10, line 53.
  6. http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/dekalb/fischer/index.htm