James W. Du Ross

Male, #9781, (1861 - 1903)
Birth*1861 James was born in 1861. 
Marriage*7 Dec 1898 He married Ada May Culpepper at Lafayette Co., Arkansas, on 7 Dec 1898.1 
Death*1903 He died in 1903. 

Family

Ada May Culpepper (10 Sep 1877 - 14 May 1957)
Last Edited28 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 (Ancestry.com).

John L. Reaves

Male, #9782, (say 1800 - 1835)
Birth*say 1800 John was born say 1800. 
Marriage* He married Nancy Agness Marshall at Christian Co., Kentucky
Death*1835 He died in 1835. 

Family

Nancy Agness Marshall (say 1802 - )
Child
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Nancy Agness Marshall

Female, #9783, (say 1802 - )
Married Name Her married name was Reaves. 
Marriage* She married John L. Reaves at Christian Co., Kentucky
Birth*say 1802 Nancy was born say 1802. 

Family

John L. Reaves (say 1800 - 1835)
Child
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Osborne Jackson Culpepper1

Male, #9784, (circa 1825 - before 1860)
Father*Benjamin Culpepper (c 1795 - bt 1860 - 1870)
Mother*Sarah Daniel (c 1796 - a 1880)
DNA* Osborne has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1825 Osborne was born circa 1825. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Osborne and Benjamin was probably a free white male, age under 5, in Benjamin Culpepper's houshold, on the 1830 Census at Wilcox Co., Alabama. Enumerated in census but otherwise not identified are 1 M20-30, 2 F0-5 and 1 F20-30..2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Osborne and Benjamin was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Benjamin Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Wilcox Co., Alabama.
(One female 5-10 was enumerated but otherwise unaccounted for.)3 
Marriage*2 Jan 1851 He married Nancy Hinton at Union Parish, Louisiana, on 2 Jan 1851.4 
Birth of Son29 Nov 1851 His son Pleasant Jackson Culpepper was born on 29 Nov 1851 at Union Parish, Louisiana
Birth of Son1855 His son William R. Culpepper was born in 1855 at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana.5 
Land Grant/Patent*1856 Land was granted to Osborne Jackson Culpepper in 1856 at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana,

120 acres.6 
Birth of Soncirca 1858 His son Christopher Culpepper was born circa 1858 at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana
Death*before 1860 He died at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana, before 1860. 
Biography* That Osborne Jackson Culpepper was a son of Benjamin is based in part on the recollections of William George Culpepper, grandfather of Culpepper researcher Linda Cushing of Anderson, SC. According to Linda, her grandfather "listed the brothers and sisters of George L. Culpepper from memory, so that's how I got the names of Jackson, Lemuel, and William" (from her 1995 letter to Lew Griffin). Circumstantial evidence suggests that the Jackson Culpepper, son of Benjamin, was actually Osborne J. Culpepper of Louisiana. This Osborne J. Culpepper's son, Pleasant Jackson Culpepper, stated on the 1900 census that his father had been born in Alabama. There were very few Culpeppers in Alabama at an early date, so it seems almost certain that Osborne J. Culpepper and Jackson Culpepper were one and the same. If estate records for Benjamin Culpepper can be located in Clarke Co, AL, then they should confirm this. Further research is needed. 
Birth of Son29 Mar 1861 His son Elijah L. Culpepper was born on 29 Mar 1861 at Alabama.7 

Family

Nancy Hinton (circa 1833 - 7 Feb 1906)
Marriage*2 Jan 1851 He married Nancy Hinton at Union Parish, Louisiana, on 2 Jan 1851.4 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Apr 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1995-2015 to Culpepper Connections from Linda Jones Cushing (#57676), 525 Summitbluff Dr, Greenville, SC, e-mail address.
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 181, Ancestry.com images 45-46, Unknown township, Wilcox Co., AL
    Benjamin Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 1 M20-30, 1 M30-40, 2 F0-5, 2 F20-30, 0 slaves.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 319, Ancestry.com images 27-28, Unknown township, Wilcox Co., AL
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1M0-5, 1M5-10, 2M15-20, 1M30-40, 1F0-5, 1F5-10, 1F30-40, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1M15-20, 1M40-50, 2F5-10, 1F50-60, 44 slaves.
  4. Jordan Dodd / Liahona Research, compiler, Louisiana Marriage Records, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5228.htm
    O. J. Culpepper and Nancy Wynton, 2 Jan 1851, Union Parish, LA.
  5. Burials at New Hope Cemetery, Hwy 822 - Six miles from Downsville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cramsey/new_hope.html.
  6. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    Osburn J. Culpepper, 1856 Lincoln Parish, 39.8300 acres/29234862
    Osburn Culpepper, 1856 Lincoln Parish, 0.0000 acres/29570624
    Osburn Culpepper, 1856 Lincoln Parish, 79.6600 acres/29570886.
  7. Burials at New Hope Cemetery, Hwy 822 - Six miles from Downsville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cramsey/new_hope.html
    + E L Culpepper, 28 Mar 1861 - 23 Apr 1905.

Nancy Hinton

Female, #9785, (circa 1833 - 7 Feb 1906)
Father*Thomas Hinton (29 Jan 1789 - a 1870)
Mother*Mary Cox (c 1800 - 1850)
Birth*circa 1833 Nancy was born at Clarke Co., Georgia, circa 1833. 
Death of Mother1850 Her mother Mary Cox died in 1850 at Downsville, Union Parish, Louisiana
Marriage*2 Jan 1851 She married Osborne Jackson Culpepper at Union Parish, Louisiana, on 2 Jan 1851.1 
Married Name2 Jan 1851  As of 2 Jan 1851, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son29 Nov 1851 Her son Pleasant Jackson Culpepper was born on 29 Nov 1851 at Union Parish, Louisiana
Birth of Son1855 Her son William R. Culpepper was born in 1855 at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana.2 
Birth of Soncirca 1858 Her son Christopher Culpepper was born circa 1858 at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana
1860 Census*1860 Nancy was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Winn Parish, Louisiana.3 
Birth of Son29 Mar 1861 Her son Elijah L. Culpepper was born on 29 Mar 1861 at Alabama.4 
Marriage*before 1870 She married Thomas Griffin at Louisiana before 1870. 
Married Namebefore 1870  As of before 1870, her married name was Griffin. 
1870 Census* Nancy listed as a household member living with Thomas Griffin on the 1870 Census at Union Parish, Louisiana.5 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Nancy was listed as Thomas Griffin's wife on the 1880 Census at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.6 
Death of Son1893 Her son William R. Culpepper died in 1893 at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.2 
Death of Son23 Apr 1905 Her son Elijah L. Culpepper died on 23 Apr 1905 at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.4 
Death*7 Feb 1906 She died on 7 Feb 1906.2 
Burial*circa 8 Feb 1906 Her body was interred circa 8 Feb 1906 at New Hope Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.2 

Family 1

Osborne Jackson Culpepper (circa 1825 - before 1860)
Marriage*2 Jan 1851 She married Osborne Jackson Culpepper at Union Parish, Louisiana, on 2 Jan 1851.1 
Children

Family 2

Thomas Griffin (circa 1806 - )
Marriage*before 1870 She married Thomas Griffin at Louisiana before 1870. 
Last Edited18 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd / Liahona Research, compiler, Louisiana Marriage Records, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5228.htm
    O. J. Culpepper and Nancy Wynton, 2 Jan 1851, Union Parish, LA.
  2. Burials at New Hope Cemetery, Hwy 822 - Six miles from Downsville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cramsey/new_hope.html.
  3. Page 950, family 710.
  4. Burials at New Hope Cemetery, Hwy 822 - Six miles from Downsville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cramsey/new_hope.html
    + E L Culpepper, 28 Mar 1861 - 23 Apr 1905.
  5. P. 115, family 229.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    5th Ward, Page 20D, Lincoln Parish, LA
    Thomas Griffin, Self, M, M, W, 89, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nancy Griffin, Wife, F, M, W, 60, AL/AL/AL
    John Griffin, Son, M, S, W, 13, LA/GA/AL
    Lourissy Griffin, Dau, F, S, W, 11, LA/GA/AL
    Allen Griffin, Son, M, S, W, 4, LA/GA/AL
    William Culpepper, SSon, M, S, W, 22, LA/AL/AL, Laborer
    Elijah Culpepper, SSon, M, S, W, 20, LA/AL/AL.

Martha Neil Boykin1

Female, #9786, (20 Feb 1893 - 5 Dec 1964)
Father*Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin (1 Jan 1836 - 4 Dec 1901)
Mother*Martha S. Dickson (1857 - 22 Feb 1893)
Name Variation She was also known as Mattie. 
Birth*20 Feb 1893 Martha was born at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 20 Feb 1893.2,3 
Death of Mother22 Feb 1893 Her mother Martha S. Dickson died on 22 Feb 1893 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia.4,5 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Effie and Martha was listed as a niece in McCormick Neal's household on the 1900 Census at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida.6 
Death of Father4 Dec 1901 Her father Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin died on 4 Dec 1901 at Georgia.4,7 
Probate7 Dec 1901 During probate, Martha Neil Boykin was identified as an heir of Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin on 7 Dec 1901 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.8 
Relocation*circa 5 Dec 1903 Upon the death of their Uncle McCormick Neal, Mattie and Effie relocated to Atlanta to live with the family of their half-brother Basil M. Boykin. 
Will5 Dec 1903 Effie and Martha named as heir(s) in the will of McCormick Neal at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida, on 5 Dec 1903.9 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Belle, Effie and Martha was listed as a sister in Basil Manly Boykin's household on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.10 
Deed*26 Apr 1915 She granted a deed on 26 Apr 1915 at Marion Co., Florida,

To J. K. Christian, #158-381.11 
Marriage*21 Sep 1915 She married Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr. at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 21 Sep 1915 at age 22.1 
Married Name21 Sep 1915  As of 21 Sep 1915, her married name was Martha Culpepper.12 
Deed5 Jul 1916 She granted a deed on 5 Jul 1916 at Marion Co., Florida,

to E. W. Rush, #164-234.11 
Birth of Son7 May 1917 Her son Harry Stuart Culpepper Jr. was born on 7 May 1917 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.13,3 
Deed13 Aug 1917 She was granted a deed by Effie Narcissa Boykin on 13 Aug 1917 at Marion Co., Florida,

#164-363.11 
Deed*5 Jun 1918 She granted a deed to John Gardner Culpepper on 5 Jun 1918 at Marion Co., Florida,

Deed #166-357.11 
Deed14 Oct 1918 She was granted a deed by John Gardner Culpepper on 14 Oct 1918 at Marion Co., Florida,

Deed #166-467.11 
Deed*21 Oct 1918 She was granted a deed on 21 Oct 1918 at Marion Co., Florida,

Grantor: W. P. Van Ness, #169-101.11 
Deed6 Jun 1919 She was granted a deed by John Gardner Culpepper on 6 Jun 1919 at Marion Co., Florida,

Deed #170-237.11 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Martha was listed as Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr.'s wife on the 1920 Census at Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas.14 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Martha was listed as Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr.'s wife on the 1930 Census at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida.15 
Residence*10 May 1954 Harry and Martha resided at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida, on 10 May 1954. (While Harry Culpepper died in Andalusia where his son, Stuart, was living, his official residence was in McIntosh with his wife, Martha. It is not known how long before Harry's death that they were living at this particular address, but in the period prior to his death, this residence was an old home that had been divided into several apartments. In November 2003, this beautiful home, in the heart of the McIntosh historic district, was in excellent condition.)16 
Death11 May 1954 Martha became a widow upon the death of her husband Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr. at Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama, on 11 May 1954; Death certificate indicates he never served in the military and died of stomach cancer at age 61 in Hillcrest Infirmary.17,2 
Death*5 Dec 1964 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 5 Dec 1964 at age 71.2,18,3 
Burial*8 Dec 1964 Her body was interred on 8 Dec 1964 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* At birth, Martha was named Mattie for her mother who died two days after giving birth to Martha. Her father, Tom, was a noted Baptist preacher who died eight years later.

Effie and Mattie were raised by their uncle and aunt, McCormick and Ella Dickson Neal in McIntosh, Florida, and they appear there in the 1900 census. Ella was their mother's sister. Sadly, in December 1904, Effie and Mattie were orphaned again as McCormick died, having been preceded in death by his wife, Emma, the girls aunt.

Martha was living in Atlanta in 1915 when she married Harry Culpepper, and by when she had changed her name from Mattie to Martha. About ten years later they relocated with their young son, Stuart, to MacIntosh.

A graduate of Bessie Tift College, Martha was quite intelligent and well-read.

Following her husband's death in 1955, she moved to Gainesville, FL where she continued to served until 1962 on the University of Florida Law Review.

In 1962, she became disabled from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, AKA Lew Gehrig's disease), and moved to Andalusia, Alabama to live in a nursing home and be near her son, Stuart. When Stuart moved to Atlanta later in 1962, she moved as well, and was residing at Martin's Nursing Home in Decatur at the time of her death in 1964 at age 71.

-----------------------------

Dedication in the University of Florida Law Review, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Fall-Winter 1961

We are told that no man--and presumably no woman--is indispensable. It must be true, however, that the University of Florida Law Review's Martha B. Culpepper represents the closest possible approximation to that condition.

Like so many Floridians by adoption, Mrs. Culpepper is a native of Georgia. At the age of seventeen she received a bachelor of arts degree, with high honors, from Bessie Tift College, at Forsyth, Georgia. During the years 1938 to 1948 she was employed as a legal secretary in Atlanta and Jacksonville. She has served continuously as administrative assistant of the University of Florida Law Review since its establishment in 1948.

Mrs. "C," as she became known to successive generations of student editors, brought to the Law Review a sound arts education, a wealth of experience as a legal secretary, and a mature judgment that have been reflected consistently in the work of the Law Review staff and its product. Beyond these qualities, she possesses a critical perception of the English language rarely seen outside professorial circles. She, more than any other person, has guided the student writers (and on not infrequent occasions law professors and practitioners) along the rigorous path of proper English usage. Her keen sense of style has helped them to avoid the trite legalisms, the tiresome monotonies, and at the same time the rhetorical excesses to which young authors in particular are wont.
Beginning with Volume I, Number 1, Mrs. "C" has kept a watchful eye upon all the deadlines. She has helped establish and maintain an attractive, readable format, and a uniform system of citation. Limited only by the fact that twenty-four hours are allotted to each day, she has advised, encouraged, coaxed, persuaded, helped, and on rare occasions chided some forty editorial boards into producing a sound publication of which the College is justifiably proud. Even more important, she has demonstrated in her own person those qualities of devotion and high purpose that the South has always cherished in its ladies. No student who has worked closely with her could fail to be a better person for the experience.

With Martha Culpepper's help, the Law Review completes its fourteenth year a well organized, respected, and mature publication. Without her it might not have survived to reach maturity. As she looks forward to retirement on January 31, 1962, all those who have had the high privilege of being "Mrs. C's boys" join the present staff in dedicating to her, in affection and gratitude, this issue of the University of Florida Law Review.

Harold B. Crosby, Assistant Dean and Professor of Law, College of Law, University of Florida.19
 

Family

Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr. (14 Nov 1892 - 11 May 1954)
Marriage*21 Sep 1915 She married Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr. at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 21 Sep 1915 at age 22.1 
Child
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Edward Boykin: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    Harry S. Culpepper and Martha Neil Boykin, W, 21 Sep 1915, Fulton Co., GA, Book V-366
    Arthur H. Gordon, M.G.
  2. Death Certificate.
  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. The Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin and family, Official Plot Records, Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA.
    8 grave plot bought 1 Dec 1882 by T. C. Boykin at Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA
    Grave#/Name/Age/Date of Death
    2. Mrs. Mattie Boykin, 35, 22 Feb 1893
    3. Thomas C. Boykin, 65, 4 Dec 1901
    4. Mrs. Belle Boykin, 39, 2 Dec 1879 (apparently moved from a different location)
    4. Katie Boykin, 16, 1 Sep 1875 (apparently moved from a different location and buried with mother)
    ?. T. C. Boykin, Jr., 20, 5 Dec 1880
    ?. Mrs. T. C. Boykin, --, 29 Apr 1884
    ?. T. C. Boykin's child, --, 29 Apr 1884
    ?. T. C. Boykin's child, --, 29 Apr 1884
    ?. T. C. Boykin's child, --, 2 May 1884
    ?. Ella Boykin, 2, 10 Aug 1887
    ?. Ruth Boykin, 4 mos., 19 Jun 1890
    ?. Hubert Boykin, 2, 15 Nov 1890.
  5. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Obituary of Marta Dickson (Mrs. T. C.) Boykin, published Friday, February 24, 1893. Page 5. Column 4 (Ancestry.com image).
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 88, Page 82A, Family 257, Precinct 22, Ancestry.com Image 37 of 47, McIntosh, Marion Co., FL
    McCormick Neal, Head, M, Sep 1839, 60, md 20 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (ID: 44437)
    Ella S. Neal, Wife, F, May 1854, 46, md 20 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Effie N. Boykin, Niece, F, Nov 1891, 8, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mattie Boykin, Niece, F, Nov 1893, 7, S, GA/GA/GA
    Jonah Couch, Servant, Black, M, May 1866, 34, S, GA/GA/GA, Servant.
  7. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Obituary of Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin, published Thursday, 5 Dec 1901. Pages 9 and 13 (Ancestry.com images).
  8. Atlanta Constitution, Sunday, 8 Dec 1901. Page 8 (Ancestry.com image).
  9. Lois Potterton Schneider, Abstracts of Will Books 1 and 2, Marion Co., FL, 1883-1908, Schneider, Ocala, FL, 2000.
    p. 69.
  10. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 257b, Family 194, Gen.com img 514, 413 Courtland Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Basil M. Boykin, Head, M, 41, md1-17 yrs, AL/GA/GA, Cashier for Stationery Co.
    Florence Boykin, Wife, F, 36, md1-17 yrs, ch 6/4, GA/GA/GA
    Barnard A. Boykin, Son, M, 15, S, MO/AL/GA
    James M. Boykin, Son, M, 10, S, MO/AL/GA
    Florence M. Boykin, Dau, F, 5, S, MO/AL/GA
    Allen M. Boykin, Son, M, 4, S, MO/AL/GA
    Effie N. Boykin, Half-Sister, F, 18, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mattie N. Boykin, Half-Sister, F, 17, S, GA/GA/GA
    Belle A. Boykin, Sister, F, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Nurse.
  11. Clerk of Circuit Court, compiler, Marion Co., FL Grantee Deed Index A-Z 1914-1920FHL Film 0,956,535.
  12. Married by Arthur H. Gordon, Minister of the Gospel.
  13. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  14. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 63, Sheet 2A, Pg 90, Weatherford, Parker Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Harry S. Culpepper, Head, M, 27, M, GA GA GA, Civil Engineer-Gen Prac
    Martha B. Culpepper, Wife, F, 26, M, GA GA GA
    Harry S. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 2 6/12, S, GA GA GA.
  15. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 22, McIntosh, Marion Co., FL, ED32, page 8A
    Ancestry.com Image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Home=$5,000, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Harry S. Culpepper, Head, M, W, 37, md @ 21, GA, GA, GA, Truck farmer
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 36, md @ 20, GA, GA, GA
    Stuart Culpepper, Son, M, W, 12, GA, GA, GA.
  16. Home was recognized, photographed, and address recorded by grandson, Warren Culpepper, on a trip to McIntosh in November 2003.
  17. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Harry S. Culpepper died 11 May 1954 in Covington Co., Alabama.
  18. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Martha B. Culpepper, d. 5 Dec 1964 at 71 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA.
  19. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin1,2

Male, #9787, (1 Jan 1836 - 4 Dec 1901)
Father*Dr. Samuel Boykin (1786 - 29 Apr 1848)
Mother*Narcissa Cooper (28 Apr 1803 - 14 Jun 1857)
Birth*1 Jan 1836 Thomas was born at Baldwin Co., Georgia, on 1 Jan 1836. Birthplace assumed from father's known residence.3 
Relocation1836 He, as a family member, accompanied Dr. Samuel Boykin in relocating in 1836 at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia,4 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Thomas was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Dr. Samuel Boykin's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Muscogee Co., Georgia.5 
Will28 Apr 1848 Thomas and LeRoy named as heir(s) in the will of Dr. Samuel Boykin at Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 28 Apr 1848.6 
Death of Father29 Apr 1848 His father Dr. Samuel Boykin died on 29 Apr 1848 at Summerville, Russell Co., Alabama.3 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Thomas, Samuel, Emily, Narcissa, LeRoy, Emily and Harriet was listed as a household member living with Narcissa Cooper on the 1850 Census at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia.7 
Death of Mother14 Jun 1857 His mother Narcissa Boykin died on 14 Jun 1857 at Planters' Hotel, Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia.3,8 
Marriage13 Apr 1858 He married Arabella Harris Alexander at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 13 Apr 1858 at age 22.3,9 
Birth of Son13 May 1860 His son Thomas Cooper Boykin Jr. was born on 13 May 1860.10 
Birth of Son13 Nov 1863 His son Robert Alexander Boykin was born on 13 Nov 1863.10 
Death of Son31 Dec 1865 His son Robert Alexander Boykin died on 31 Dec 1865 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.10 
Birth of Son11 Jan 1866 His son James Chambers Boykin was born on 11 Jan 1866 at Alabama
Birth of Son14 Jan 1869 His son Basil Manly Boykin was born on 14 Jan 1869 at Shelby Co., Alabama.11 
Birth of Son16 Aug 1871 His son Eugene C. Boykin was born on 16 Aug 1871.10 
Death of Son4 Dec 1873 His son Eugene C. Boykin died on 4 Dec 1873.10 
Death of Son5 Dec 1880 His son Thomas Cooper Boykin Jr. died on 5 Dec 1880 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.12,13 
Marriage*4 May 1881 He married Martha S. Dickson on 4 May 1881 at age 45.3 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1888 His son Hubert Boykin was born on 8 Oct 1888 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia.12,14 
Death of Son15 Nov 1890 His son Hubert Boykin died on 15 Nov 1890 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia.12,14 
Death of Spouse22 Feb 1893 His wife Martha S. Dickson died on 22 Feb 1893 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia.12,15 
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for Thomas Cooper Jr.16 
Death*4 Dec 1901 He died at Georgia on 4 Dec 1901 at age 65.12,17 
Burial*5 Dec 1901 His body was interred on 5 Dec 1901 at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.17,12 
Obituary*5 Dec 1901 "REV. T. C. BOYKIN IS DEAD. Rev. Thomas Co. Boykin, one of the best ministers in the Baptist church in Georgia, was found dead in his bed yesterday morning at the home of his son, B. M. Boykin, 101 Capitol Avenue. Heart failure or apoplexy is supposed to be the cause of death. The death was unexpected as Mr. Boykin had appeared in good health Tuesday. The deceased was 65 years of age and for forty years had been a minister in the Baptist church. For a number of years he was Sunday school evangelist for the state of Georgia, and in his travels over the state became well known. He was afterwards state evangelist for the state of Texas, Dallas being his home.He resided in Decatur, Ga., for ten years and for a long time made Atlanta his home. During the last three years he has not been engaged in active ministerial work and has resided with his son on Capitol Avenue. He is survived by five children, as follows: B. M. Boykin of Atlanta; James C. Boykin of Washington, DC; Miss Belle Boykin and Misses Effie and Mattie Boykin of McIntyre [sic], Fla. The funeral services will be conducted at the residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The interment will be in Oakland Cemetery."

"BOYKIN--The friends of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Boykin are invited to attend the funeral of the Rev. T. C. Boykin this (Thursday) afternoon, December 5 [1901], at 3 o'clock, at the family residence, 101 Capitol Avenue. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers: A. D. Adair, W. M. Ragsdale, Dr. J. R. Goss, Hamilton Weeks, J. M. Mason, Dr. McGarrity."17 
Probate7 Dec 1901 Probate action was taken on Thomas's estate, with Belle Alexander Boykin, Effie Narcissa Boykin and Martha Neil Boykin as heir(s), with James Chambers Boykin and Basil Manly Boykin as executor(s) on 7 Dec 1901 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia,

"The will of the late Rev. Thomas C. Boykin was probated yesterday in common form before Judge John R. Wilkinson, the ordinary. James C. Boykin and Basil M. Boykin, sons of the deceased, qualified as executors. The estate is valued at $6,500 and is divided among five children."18 
Biography* Thomas Cooper Boykin was born in Baldwin County, Georgia on January 1, 1836, and his family moved to Columbus, Georgia shortly after his birth. He grew up in an environment of wealth and culture.

Baptized at the Columbus (GA) Baptist Church on June 22, 1851, he attended Mercer University and the University of South Carolina, where he graduated with honors in 1856 (age 20). At 22, he married Belle Alexander of Huntsville, Alabama. For nearly ten years they lived on a farm in Russell County, Alabama, just across the river from Columbus. In 1865 (age 29), he was ordained to the ministry and served as pastor of several Alabama churches, including ones in Columbiana and Montevallo. In the winter of 1867-68, he moved to Shelby County, ALabama, eleven miles north of Montevallo. He was the pastor at Montevallo, Columbiana and Union chirches in Shelby County, and at Canaan Church in Jefferson County. In 1871, he assumed the Presidency of the Sunday School Board of Alabama.

In 1874, he was appointed by the Sunday School Board of Georgia to the position of Sunday School Evangelist. In this position, he made a systematic canvass of the Baptist churches of the whole state. His brother, Samuel, was editor of "Kind Words", a Baptist Sunday school publication. The work of each brother supplemented the other. Samuel supplied the literature; Thomas organized the schools. From their direct efforts over a 30 year period, over 1,500 Sunday Schools were formed in Alabama and Georgia. Their efforts were particularly noteworthy, for in the 1800's, the Sunday School had to fight its way into recognition by Baptist churches of the South. In many churches there were bitter debates as to whether it was scriptural for a church to organize a Sunday School. In the mid 1800's in Richmond, VA, the First Baptist Church withdrew fellowship from those who wanted to organize a Sunday School. However, by the early 1900's, Sunday School programs had become ubiquitous in Baptist churches, thanks in no small part to the work of the Boykin brothers.

Thomas and Belle had eight children. In 1879, at the age of 40, Belle died at 34 Windsor Street, Atlanta, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery. In 1881, Thomas married Mattie Dickson, of Talbot County, Georgia, who bore him two daughters. Eleanor, the oldest, became Editor of Vogue Magazine. On February 20, 1893, Mattie died from complications in birthing her second child, Martha, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery.

After Mattie's death, Thomas accepted the call in 1894 of the Sunday School Board of Texas, and he served there for four years. According to the May 1936 issue of "The Teacher", published by the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board, "In heat and in cold, in rain and in sunshine, over muddy roads and dusty highways, on horseback, in buggies, or on the train, with the slogan ever before him, 'a Sunday school in every Baptist church,' he toiled at his task to the utmost of his powers of body, mind, and soul."

In 1898, he returned to Georgia and spent his declining years with his son, Basil Manly Boykin. He died December 3, 1901 and was buried in the family lot in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta.

Source: Written by his great-grandson Warren Culpepper from (1) notes written by an unknown Boykin family member, (2) an article published in the May 1936 edition of "The Teacher", a publication of the Baptist Sunday Board, (3) "History of the Baptist Denomination in Georgia", compiled for the Christian Index, Harrison & Co., Atlanta, GA 1881. 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin who would like to communicate with other descendants.19 

Family 1

Arabella Harris Alexander (27 Aug 1839 - 2 Oct 1879)
Marriage13 Apr 1858 He married Arabella Harris Alexander at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 13 Apr 1858 at age 22.3,9 
Children

Family 2

Martha S. Dickson (1857 - 22 Feb 1893)
Marriage*4 May 1881 He married Martha S. Dickson on 4 May 1881 at age 45.3 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Edward Boykin: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 May 2013

Citations

  1. Boykin Family Papers, Collected by Eleanor Boykin (#9929) and given to Warren Culpepper, 1983.
  2. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  3. Mrs. Bun Wylie -- State Regent 1930-32, Boykin Family Bible (Given to Emily Boykin Tichenor on 16 Apr 1861 by Sam and Laura Boykin), Transcription contained in "Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters, DAR, Vol. IV Old Bible Records and Land Lotteries, 1932.
  4. Katherine Bowman Walters, Oconee River Tales to Tell, Eaton, Putnam Co., GA: Eaton, Putnam Co. (GA) Historical Society, 1995.
    Chapter 5, pp 53-57.
  5. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Ancestry.com image.
  6. Muscogee Co., GA Court of Probate Records. Transcribed by Warren Culpepper from photocopy by Mrs. Eugene Millsaps III.
  7. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    pages 338 and 339, Ancestry.com images 87 & 89
    Mrs. Narcissa Boykin, 47, F, GA
    Samuel Boykin, 20, M, GA
    Emily C. Boykin, 18, F, GA
    Narcissa Boykin, 16, F, GA
    Eliza H. Boykin, 12, F, GA
    Leroy Boykin, 10, M, GA
    Lula Boykin, 4, F, GA
    Thomas C. Boykin, 14, M, GA (separated from rest of family and listed at very end of census).
  8. Tad Evans, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Putnam Co. Extracts, Vol. 2, T. Evans, Savannah, GA, 1998.
    page 215.
  9. Photocopy of Marriage License, "T. C. Boykin and Isabella Alexander, License dated 13 Apr 1858, Madison Co., AL."
  10. E-mail written 2012-2015 to Warren L. Culpepper & Lew Griffin from Eve Dravecky (#63567), e-mail address.
  11. Death Certificate.
    GA Dept of Human Resources, certified 2 Nov 1989:
    Deceased: Basil Manley Boykin, born 14 Jan 1869 in Shelby Co., AL [sic]
    Father: Thomas C. Boykin, born in GA
    Mother: Belle Alexander, born in GA
    Died 23 Jan 1947 at residence: 1056 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
    Buried: 25 Jan 1947 in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb Co., GA.
    Widow of B. M. Boykin. Occupation: Housewife.
    Informant: Mrs. Gerald Griffin, daughter, 1056 Spring Street NW, Atlanta.
    Died of basal cerebral hemorrhage, due to artereosclosis.
  12. The Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin and family, Official Plot Records, Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA.
    8 grave plot bought 1 Dec 1882 by T. C. Boykin at Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA
    Grave#/Name/Age/Date of Death
    2. Mrs. Mattie Boykin, 35, 22 Feb 1893
    3. Thomas C. Boykin, 65, 4 Dec 1901
    4. Mrs. Belle Boykin, 39, 2 Dec 1879 (apparently moved from a different location)
    4. Katie Boykin, 16, 1 Sep 1875 (apparently moved from a different location and buried with mother)
    ?. T. C. Boykin, Jr., 20, 5 Dec 1880
    ?. Mrs. T. C. Boykin, --, 29 Apr 1884
    ?. T. C. Boykin's child, --, 29 Apr 1884
    ?. T. C. Boykin's child, --, 29 Apr 1884
    ?. T. C. Boykin's child, --, 2 May 1884
    ?. Ella Boykin, 2, 10 Aug 1887
    ?. Ruth Boykin, 4 mos., 19 Jun 1890
    ?. Hubert Boykin, 2, 15 Nov 1890.
  13. Daily Constitution, Wednesday, December 8, 1880. Page 1. Column 8 (Ancestry.com image).
  14. From T. C. Boykin notes, provided by Bunny Saussy.
  15. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Obituary of Marta Dickson (Mrs. T. C.) Boykin, published Friday, February 24, 1893. Page 5. Column 4 (Ancestry.com image).
  16. William J. Northern, Men of Mark in Georgia, Vol. V, A. B. Caldwell, 1910.
    " Samuel Boykin", pages 338-340.
  17. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Obituary of Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin, published Thursday, 5 Dec 1901. Pages 9 and 13 (Ancestry.com images).
  18. Atlanta Constitution, Sunday, 8 Dec 1901. Page 8 (Ancestry.com image).
  19. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  20. Dates are from T. C. Boykin notes, provided by Bunny Saussy. Evie was still born, and based on her position in the notes, she appears to have been first child by Mattie Dickson. A month and day was given, but the year is 188?. Thus, as Mattie and T. C. married in May 1881, the birth/death could have been either 1882 or 1883.

Martha S. Dickson1

Female, #9788, (1857 - 22 Feb 1893)
Father*Henry C. Dickson (Apr 1827 - 19 Feb 1902)
Mother*Mary S. (?) (s 1836 - s 1881)
Name Variation She was also known as Mattie. 
Birth*1857 Martha was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, in 1857. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Martha, Mary, Julia and Ella was listed as a household member (Martha S. Dixon, 3, F, W, GA) living with Henry C. Dickson in the 1860 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.2 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mary, Ella, Martha, Julia, Emma, Henry, Edgar and David was listed as a household member (Martha Dixon, 14, F, W, Attending school, GA) living with Henry C. Dickson on the 1870 Census at O'Neals District, Talbot Co., Georgia.3 
Graduation*1874 She was graduated in 1874 at LeVert Female College, Talbotton, Talbot Co., Georgia; Straus LeVert Memorial Hall, Talbotton, GA. This 1830s Greek Revival structure once housed the LeVert Female College.4
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Ella, Martha and Emma was listed as a daughter (Mattie Dickson, dau, F, S, W, 22, GA, GA, GA, At home) in Henry C. Dickson's household on the 1880 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.5 
Marriage*4 May 1881 She married Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin on 4 May 1881.6 
Married Name4 May 1881  As of 4 May 1881, her married name was Mattie Boykin.6 
Death of Mothersay 1881 Her mother Mary S. (?) died say 1881. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1888 Her son Hubert Boykin was born on 8 Oct 1888 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia.7,8 
Death of Son15 Nov 1890 Her son Hubert Boykin died on 15 Nov 1890 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia.7,8 
Letter/Message Text*6 Nov 1892  She wrote to Basil Manly Boykin on 6 Nov 1892 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia:
Letter from Mattie Boykin [age 35] in Decatur, GA to her step-son, Manly Boykin [age 23] in Lamar, Barton Co., MO.

My Dear Manly,
     You begin to think, no doubt, that I am as slow to reply as you were to write. I have been trying to do so ever since the reception of your letter.
     I was glad to hear from all and that Eva [Eva Paxton Boykin, 24, sister-in-law of Manly and step-daughter of Mattie] and the children were so much benefitted by their stay in the country.
     We were moving along in a quiet way, enjoying the baby [Effie/Eleanor Boykin, her daughter who was three days short of one year old], if not everything else that comes into our lives. Narcissa [a reference to Eleanor] has improved very much in so many respects since you were here and is, of course, a growing delight. The "Baby Tender" has been a blessing truly.
     It has strengthened her limbs and given her a great deal of pleasure. She just runs all about in any direction she wishes -- in the "Tender" I mean. She pulls up by chairs on anything convenient and walks around them some. I do not think it will be a great while before she walks.
     You know already of Florence's visit and the length of it. [Florence Barnard, age 18]. I have never had any girl visit in the house who was so pleasant in every way. I got better acquainted with her than ever before and love her that much the more. She did not tell you some things about her stay in Decatur that I certainly will not hesitate to tell you. Perhaps you know she spent a day and night at Mrs. Ramspick's. Mr R. told her she had the advantages of Mamie [identity unknown], that she was here, getting on the good side of me, "Jm(?) Manly"! A mean little thing for him to say. Mrs. R. also joined in and said the same thing in a little different way! As if Florence was the kind of girl to do such a thing!
     Mamie showed her the heart you gave her and told her where she got it -- said she was sorry you did not give her the "love-chain" with it, but she supposed she would get that Christmas! I tell you so you may not disappoint her! She also showed Florence her private "memorial book" and in it a piece of sentimental poetry marked underneath "From B. M. B." They quizzed her to know if you had written to her -- and of course she was too truthful to deny it. Mamie asked her to tell you she would answer your letter in about six months! I wish I could talk with you -- I would tell more than I will write -- some things about the R's that would seem too trivial to write.
     I want to say some other things to you in all seriousness and affection. I certainly feel a deep interest in your future -- and I trust you will let me speak freely to you. I love Florence, too, and feel more interest in her welfare than when you were here. What I want to say is, that if you do not truly and sincerely love Florence, I want you to let her alone. Don't make her think you love her if you do not. I do not know that you could win her love easily, after those two years of leaving her alone -- but do not try unless you will love her on to the end, as any woman with a woman's heart wants to be loved -- supremely.
     I feel for Florence, something of the same kind of concern I will for Belle [Belle Boykin, age 18, Manly's sister and Mattie's step-daughter] when the time comes and I tell you I do not want ever you to trifle the least bit with her. Your going to see her the second time, and writing after you go away, with what you said makes it hard for me to conjecture what your correspondence will lead to. And if you do love her, in justice to her, you surely ought not to continue a course that would lead another to think you aren't in love with her. I should have said in justice to yourself -- for I do not see how you can expect the respect of Florence otherwise.
     Florence would be shocked, no doubt, if she knew I had foreseen to write all this of her -- but it is love for her as well as you that has prompted me. I remember so well, too, the undecided way you spoke of your feelings when here. Since your visit home, I have been more anxious about your future and sincerely interested than before. You understand why. If it seems to you I have gone beyond my privilege in what I have said, that has been my inspiration, and if my words have been out of place in regard to Florence, think no more about them.
     Belle was sick in bed for several days a few weeks ago, but is well now and seems to be doing well.
     Your father [Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin, Mattie's husband and a Baptist evangelist who traveled a great deal] has not been at home more than a few days at a time since you were here. He is well as usual.
     Give my love to Jim, Eva and the children and include yourself in the division.
               Sincerely,
               Miss Mattie

[Note: Mattie died just three months later, on 22 Feb 1893, two days after giving birth to Martha Boykin, who later married Harry Stuart Culpepper, Sr. Three weeks after Mattie's death, on 16 Mar 1893, Manly Boykin married Florence Barnard.]. 
Death*22 Feb 1893 She died at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 22 Feb 1893
Mattie died two days after giving birth to her daughter Mattie.7,9 
Burial*23 Feb 1893 Her body was interred on 23 Feb 1893 at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. (Block 380, Lot 1).7 
Obituary*23 Feb 1893 "DEATH OF AN ESTEEMED LADY. Mrs. T. C. Boykin, the wife of Rev. T. C. Boykin, died at her home in Decatur yesterday morning. The intelligence of her death will carry genuine sorrow to many hearts. In her manner amiable, and in all her actions consistently Christian, she was a power for good and was universally loved by everyone who knew her. Her death will be a great loss to the community and to church of which she was a member. She was ill for only a short length of time, and few of her friends in Atlanta were apprised of her condition. She endured her sufferings, however, with a patient recognition, and the end came peacefully and happily. She was surrounded by the immediate members of the household, who had been constant and unremitting in their attention. Mr. Boykin has many friends in Atlanta and throughout Georgia who will sympathize with him tenderly in his great affliction. "

"FUNERAL OF MRS. BOYKIN. The funeral of Mrs. T. C. Boykin occurred from her home in Decatur, Ga., yesterday morning at 10:00 o'clock. There was a large attendance of friends and acquaintances, and the services were a s beautiful as appropriate. Many touching and tender allusions were made to her Christian life and character, but to those who knew her the sweetest eulogy was the memory of her gentle disposition and the many acts of friendship and charity which she performed. The floral offerings were in the shape of many exquisite emblems, indicative of the happy assurance that were felt in her future state of happiness and immortality. Dr. Boykin has the sympathy of a large circle of friends who feel for him in his present affliction. The interment was made in the cemetery at Decatur, and the exercises at the grave, like those in the church, were solemnly impressive and beautiful."10,9 

Family

Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin (1 Jan 1836 - 4 Dec 1901)
Marriage*4 May 1881 She married Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin on 4 May 1881.6 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited10 May 2013

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    894 District, page 625, Ancestry.com image 79 of 154.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    O'Neills District, page 117, Ancestry.com image 2.
  4. Mary Overby, Obituaries Published by The Christian Index, 1822-1879, Macon, GA: Georgia Baptist Historical Society, 1975.
    Mrs. T. C. Boykin, born Talbot Co., GA, wife of Rev. T. C. Boykin, died 22 Feb 1893, Decatur; 2 children; graduated from Le Vert Female College, Talbotton in 1874; member of Sardis Baptist Church, Talbot Co.; member of Decatur Baptist Church.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    District 894, page 224A, LDS CD.
  6. Mrs. Bun Wylie -- State Regent 1930-32, Boykin Family Bible (Given to Emily Boykin Tichenor on 16 Apr 1861 by Sam and Laura Boykin), Transcription contained in "Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters, DAR, Vol. IV Old Bible Records and Land Lotteries, 1932.
  7. The Rev. Thomas Cooper Boykin and family, Official Plot Records, Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA.
    8 grave plot bought 1 Dec 1882 by T. C. Boykin at Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA
    Grave#/Name/Age/Date of Death
    2. Mrs. Mattie Boykin, 35, 22 Feb 1893
    3. Thomas C. Boykin, 65, 4 Dec 1901
    4. Mrs. Belle Boykin, 39, 2 Dec 1879 (apparently moved from a different location)
    4. Katie Boykin, 16, 1 Sep 1875 (apparently moved from a different location and buried with mother)
    ?. T. C. Boykin, Jr., 20, 5 Dec 1880
    ?. Mrs. T. C. Boykin, --, 29 Apr 1884
    ?. T. C. Boykin's child, --, 29 Apr 1884
    ?. T. C. Boykin's child, --, 29 Apr 1884
    ?. T. C. Boykin's child, --, 2 May 1884
    ?. Ella Boykin, 2, 10 Aug 1887
    ?. Ruth Boykin, 4 mos., 19 Jun 1890
    ?. Hubert Boykin, 2, 15 Nov 1890.
  8. From T. C. Boykin notes, provided by Bunny Saussy.
  9. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Obituary of Marta Dickson (Mrs. T. C.) Boykin, published Friday, February 24, 1893. Page 5. Column 4 (Ancestry.com image).
  10. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Obituary of Marta Dickson (Mrs. T. C.) Boykin, published Thursday, February 23, 1893. Page 6. Column 3 (Ancestry.com image).
  11. Dates are from T. C. Boykin notes, provided by Bunny Saussy. Evie was still born, and based on her position in the notes, she appears to have been first child by Mattie Dickson. A month and day was given, but the year is 188?. Thus, as Mattie and T. C. married in May 1881, the birth/death could have been either 1882 or 1883.

Harry Stuart Culpepper Jr.

Male, #9789, (7 May 1917 - 7 Feb 1979)
Father*Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr. (14 Nov 1892 - 11 May 1954)
Mother*Martha Neil Boykin (20 Feb 1893 - 5 Dec 1964)
DNA* Harry has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA, who is a son of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*7 May 1917 Harry was born at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 7 May 1917.1,2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Harry was listed as a son in Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr.'s household on the 1920 Census at Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas.3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Harry was listed as a son in Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida.4 
Marriage*7 May 1937 He married Alma Elaine Payne at Tuskegee, Macon Co., Alabama, on 7 May 1937 at age 20.5 
Photographed*1943 He was photographed in 1943 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.6
Harry Stuart Culpepper Jr.
Birth of Son26 Dec 1953 His son Steven Edward Culpepper was born on 26 Dec 1953 at Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama
Death of Father11 May 1954 His father Harry Stuart Culpepper Sr. died on 11 May 1954 at Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama.7,8 
Death of Mother5 Dec 1964 His mother Martha Neil Boykin died on 5 Dec 1964 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.8,9,2 
Death25 Jun 1970 Harry became a widower upon the death of his wife Alma Elaine Payne at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 25 Jun 1970; Suicide.10 
Death*7 Feb 1979 He died at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Cobb Co., Georgia, on 7 Feb 1979 at age 61
automobile accident.11,2 
Burial*10 Feb 1979 His body was interred on 10 Feb 1979 at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Fulton Co., Georgia

Family 1

Alma Elaine Payne (13 May 1918 - 25 Jun 1970)
Marriage*7 May 1937 He married Alma Elaine Payne at Tuskegee, Macon Co., Alabama, on 7 May 1937 at age 20.5 
Children

Family 2

Joyce D. Nealand
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
WLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Edward Boykin: Descendant Chart
WLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited25 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 63, Sheet 2A, Pg 90, Weatherford, Parker Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Harry S. Culpepper, Head, M, 27, M, GA GA GA, Civil Engineer-Gen Prac
    Martha B. Culpepper, Wife, F, 26, M, GA GA GA
    Harry S. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 2 6/12, S, GA GA GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 22, McIntosh, Marion Co., FL, ED32, page 8A
    Ancestry.com Image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Home=$5,000, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Harry S. Culpepper, Head, M, W, 37, md @ 21, GA, GA, GA, Truck farmer
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 36, md @ 20, GA, GA, GA
    Stuart Culpepper, Son, M, W, 12, GA, GA, GA.
  5. Marriage Certificate.
  6. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  7. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Harry S. Culpepper died 11 May 1954 in Covington Co., Alabama.
  8. Death Certificate.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Martha B. Culpepper, d. 5 Dec 1964 at 71 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA.
  10. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Elaine P. Culpepper, d. 25 Jun 1970 at 52 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA.
  11. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Harry S. Culpepper, d. 7 Feb 1979 at 61 years in Cobb Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA.

Alma Elaine Payne

Female, #9790, (13 May 1918 - 25 Jun 1970)
Father*Dr. Joseph Edward Payne (21 Jul 1895 - 22 Oct 1985)
Mother*Alma Howe (3 Apr 1893 - 2 Sep 1959)
Birth*13 May 1918 Alma was born at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida, on 13 May 1918. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Alma was listed as a daughter in Dr. Joseph Edward Payne's household on the 1920 Census at DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., Florida.1 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Alma was listed as a daughter in an unknown person 's household on the 1930 Census at Marianna, Jackson Co., Florida.2 
Marriage*7 May 1937 She married Harry Stuart Culpepper Jr. at Tuskegee, Macon Co., Alabama, on 7 May 1937 at age 18.3 
Married Name7 May 1937  As of 7 May 1937, her married name was Culpepper. 
Photographed*1943 She was photographed in 1943 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.4
Alma Elaine (Payne) Culpepper
Birth of Son26 Dec 1953 Her son Steven Edward Culpepper was born on 26 Dec 1953 at Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama
Death of Mother2 Sep 1959 Her mother Alma Howe died on 2 Sep 1959 at Montgomery Co., Alabama.5 
Death*25 Jun 1970 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 25 Jun 1970 at age 52
Suicide.6 
Burial*28 Jun 1970 Her body was interred on 28 Jun 1970 at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Fulton Co., Georgia

Family

Harry Stuart Culpepper Jr. (7 May 1917 - 7 Feb 1979)
Marriage*7 May 1937 She married Harry Stuart Culpepper Jr. at Tuskegee, Macon Co., Alabama, on 7 May 1937 at age 18.3 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / John Hogg: Descendant Chart (incl. Houghs and Howes)
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
WLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Western Precinct, DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL, ED 153, page 118
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    J. E. Payne, Owned home, no mortgage, M, W, 25, Md, AL, AL, AL, Proprietor of Jewelery Store
    Alma Payne, Wife, 26, Md, FL, CA, FL
    Alma Elaine Payne, Daughter, 1, S, FL, AL, FL
    Mary Payne, Mother, 59, Wd, AL, AL, AL
    Mattie Stokes, Servant, F, Wh, 12, S, FL, Scotland, England, Nurse Maid.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 27, Marianna City, Jackson Co., FL, ED 52-40, sheet 12B
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    North Jefferson Street, Home=$8,000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Joseph E. Payne, Head, M, W, 34, Md @ 21, AL, AL, AL, Jeweler
    Alma Payne, Wife, F, W, 36, Md @23, FL, CA, FL
    Alma E. Payne, Daughter, F, W, 11, FL, AL, FL
    Joseph E. Payne, Son, M, W, 9, FL, AL, FL.
  3. Marriage Certificate.
  4. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  5. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  6. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Elaine P. Culpepper, d. 25 Jun 1970 at 52 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA.

Harry Stuart Culpepper III1,2

Male, #9791
Father*Harry Stuart Culpepper Jr. (7 May 1917 - 7 Feb 1979)
Mother*Alma Elaine Payne (13 May 1918 - 25 Jun 1970)

Family

Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
WLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / Edward Boykin: Descendant Chart
WLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / John Hogg: Descendant Chart (incl. Houghs and Howes)
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
WLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. Stuart Culpepper, Atlanta Actor (Retired).
    Stuart Culpepper, 1993
  2. He's the voice in thousands of commercials. You can't have listened to a radio or TV without having heard his resonate voice.

    For someone raised in the tiny town of Andalusia, Alabama, someone who never dreamed of becoming an actor, the road Stuart Culpepper has taken to his current position as one of Atlanta theater's leading actors has been a twisted one indeed. He never considered acting a serious means of earning a living, doing only occasional community theater work and later dropping out of two acting classes at University of Georgia, where he majored in journalism and English. "I always thought I'd be a writer. Never a question." And to confirm his suspicions, he claims very early on to have been mortified upon hearing the sound of his own voice on tape for the first time. Now his rich, bass voice (nurtured over the years with cigarettes, black coffee and martinis) is one often sought by advertisers wanting what he calls "bombast" - the "damaged voice." But when you've heard Stuart intone "People who know use Valvoline," it's as much the rhythm and cadence as it is the voice or words that arrest your attention.
         "I love doing that with a slogan or tagline, making it lyrical and memorable. I'm the only one I knew who pronounces dia-mond with three syllables," (mentioning his work as the voice of Ellman's [now Service Merchandise] for 12 years.) "I remember stating in an interview years ago that I felt like such a whore after doing my first commercial assignment. Needless to say, offers dropped off considerably. I now thank God for every bit of commercial work get. "I firmly believe that God put commercials on this earth so there could be theater"
         Stressing his point further, he added, "Any actor in the American theater is subsidizing the American theater. It does net pay a living wage of any comfort. God knows, we don't do it for the money. We do it because we love it..." This from a man who is working more new than ever before, who has been booked solidly on the stage since November, 1991 and won't be 'up for grabs,' as he puts it, until spring of `94.
         So, if Harry Stuart Culpepper, III (amusingly known as 'Butch’ to his family for a short while) never intended to become an actor, how did it happen? There are some unusual twists of fate here and to reflect on his beginnings as an actor we must first mention his current role, that of Grover in the play of the same name, rehearsing now in San Francisco at Citi Arts Theater. This is perhaps the role Culpepper was born to play. Playwright Randy Hall has written a play based on the life of his great-uncle, Grover Hall, Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Montgomery Advertiser in the 1920’s and the first newspaper editor in the country to go after the Klan.
         Josie Ayers, founder of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Anniston, has produced all of Hall's plays and was the one who immediately recognized that there was a play in this story of an authentic Alabama hero. Commenting on the thrill of doing a new work she says, "Doing a play for the first time forces you to enter the creative process long before you normally would. If you were selecting, for instance, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, all the fun stuff, the creation of those marvelous characters, would already have been done by someone else."
         At Ayers' imitation, Culpepper took a couple of days off from rehearsals for Stand-Up Tragedy and went to Anniston to do a sit-down workshop reading of Grover with other actors. Based on those readings. Hall began rewriting the character for Culpepper. Asked if he thinks Grover will have a long life on the stage, the actor replied, "Oh, yes. Josie hopes to do it at the Shakespeare Festival and I feel sure the Alliance (in Atlanta) will do it at some point. It could possibly go to New York."
         Grover covers four days in the editor's life when the Klan is coming after him. Ironically, Grover's son later became editor of the paper and hired Culpepper as a cub reporter to cover the racial unrest of that time. Culpepper maintains he had to leave Montgomery for his own safety, that he was even beaten by Klan members. Could any other actor be more intrinsically prepared for this role - or bring such a birthright to it?
         Back in Atlanta, he gladly accepted a job offer from Ralph McGill of the Atlanta Constitution to write about theater, film and the arts. Frank Wittow, an Atlanta director, told him if he knew so damn much about theater, why didn't he audition for Chronicles of Hell and put his money where his mouth was, so to speak. And thus began Culpepper s first serious foray into acting. "It's ironic to blame it on Frank, but since we're not really friends and he hired me for nothing… there you have it."
         On the same subject of chance opportunities and life-changing encounters, Culpepper tells an outrageous story about himself and 'Dusty' Hoffman, each in their 20's, waiting tables together in New York’s West Village after meeting in the unemployment line. They had a swing table between them and whoever wasn't busy would wait on it. A miraculously sexy woman entered and occupied the table, and the two aspiring actors flipped a coin to wait on her. Hoffman won the toss and wouldn't let Culpepper do more than serve the bread. The diner was Anne Bancroft and she was looking for someone to play the part of Benjamin in The Graduate. When she gave Hoffman her number and told him to call her the next day, both young men felt she was an older woman anxious to get laid. But the number was Mike Nichols' and Bancroft was there when Hoffman called. What fascinates Culpepper about this story is not speculating on what would have happened if he'd won the coin toss. Not exactly, that is. "No, no, no. Certainly I would never have been Benjamin. But if I'd waited on her, neither would Hoffman. Would we have had a Little Big Man? Or a Tootsie?" Culpepper is convinced these are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
         Despite the lost coin toss, Culpepper feels he has been "extraordinarily lucky and I've worked very hard." Along the way, he's been a deputy sheriff, a bartender, a ditch digger, a pipe welder, a cotton picker, a disc jockey, a political speech writer, an advertising copywriter and a school teacher. Oh, and don't forget writer, "I love writing. Despite the fact that its an incredibly lonely profession." He still misses the writing but feels every second he's not "learning the words" for his next role, he cheats the director, the playwright and himself. The two disciplines are too different to do both simultaneously. And so he acts.
         Culpepper feels that after 300 plays, 30 movies and TV shows, he is better than he's ever been. Proof of this is the fact that he doesn't throw up before every opening new. He just gets a little queasy. Suffering from Impostor's Syndrome, he constantly questions whether he's really an actor. To illustrate, he shrieks, "What am I doing in this show? They're going to find me out tonight!" He says Olivier had it and had to take lithium to calm himself. (Culpepper imitating Olivier: "But they're very tiny pills!") All of a sudden, every role seems so right. Or, he speculates, perhaps it's taken him this long to become the actor he thinks he is now.
         Culpepper seemed eager to address some of his critics' more pointed accusations - that he's manipulative, egomaniacal and opinionated. He didn't refute any of them. "Yes, I'm manipulative. You can't be a very good teacher or an actor if you're not. You must manipulate your words (and thus the audience.)" And if you weren't an egomaniac, you couldn't set foot on a stage or mail a manuscript to an editor.
         Culpepper admits to being riddled with "doubts, horrors, fears" about not being good enough for any given role, "but it's impossible to show up toy opening night if I believe that someone in the audience might be able to do the role better." As for opinionated, always considering himself a writer, he responds, "Of course, a writer must be opinionated."
         After three months doing Grover in San Francisco, Culpepper will return to Atlanta to play Titus Andronicus, a barbarous epic, according to Culpepper, "saved by the grace of Shakespeare's poetry." He's constantly asked why he hasn't played King Lear. Considering Titus a prototype of Lear, Culpepper says, "If I have my success with Titus, I might have the balls to try King Lear. If I do, then I'll probably retire. My ambition is to do Titus and Lear while I still have the strength. The given wisdom in the theater is that if you have the stamina and energy to do Lear, then you don't have the maturity and life's experience to understand it. Conversely, if you have the sense and maturity to play it, then you don't have the stamina anymore." Although professing to be terrified of the role, Culpepper also says he hasn't seen it performed where it really worked. He has seen Lee J. Cobb, Olivier and Paul Scofield in the role and all were wonderful, yet… it never worked. For a role to "work," it has to work I him. Not necessarily for the critics, not even for the audience. He has to feel it and believe it....
         Whenever he's asked why he isn't in New York or Hollywood, Culpepper replies that he likes it here. He's worked in New York and Hollywood and he didn't like it. [Others] confirm there is an unusual sense of theater family in Atlanta not found in other larger markets. Besides, Culpepper asserts, he's something of a big fish in a small pond here. Only Atlanta isn't such a small pond anymore.
         So when you read or hear that Stuart Culpepper is about to do King Lear, you'll knew he's decided he's reached the absolute pinnacle of his career and the height of his abilities as an actor. And then we'll have to wait and see if he really does retire after that. Somehow, we rather doubt it.

    Source: Anita Coffee Thomas, Behind the Scenes-Atlanta, May/June 1993.

Riley Culpepper

Male, #9792, (Mar 1886 - )
Father*George Andrew Culpepper (30 Sep 1859 - 16 May 1913)
Mother*Louisa Ida Grimes (17 Apr 1850 - 5 Jun 1945)
Birth*Mar 1886 Riley was born at Alabama in Mar 1886. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 William, Riley, Charles and George was listed as a son in George Andrew Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Lee Station, Lee Co., Alabama.1 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Apr 1999

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Lee Station, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 52-58, Page 16B; ED 49 (20 Jun 1900)
    George A Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, Sep 1859, 40, md-18yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Louisa Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, Apr 1850, 50, md-18yrs, ch 6/5, GA/GA/GA
    Willie S Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Sep 1883, 16, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school
    Riley Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Mar 1886, 14, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school
    Leona Culpepper, Dau, Wh, F, Jul 1887, 12, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school
    Charles Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Jan 1890, 10, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school
    George Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Nov 1891, 8, sng, AL/GA/GA, At school.

Dorothy Shivers Shepherd1

Female, #9794
Father*James McMasters Shepherd1 (9 Dec 1913 - 12 Sep 1969)
Mother*Dorothy May Shivers1 (17 Oct 1916 - 20 Jan 2001)

Family 1

James Quitman Wade III
Children

Family 2

Warren Leigh Culpepper
Warren and Dotty had no children together. 

Family 3

Walter J. Moser
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. Dorothy 'Dotty' Shivers Shepherd Culpepper (#9794), Atlanta, GA, interviewed by Warren Culpepper, 1991.

Cathryn Lee Burton1

Female, #9795
Father*George Van Waters Burton (31 Jul 1916 - 17 Jan 1972)
Mother*Hazel Ann Erftenbeck (5 Jun 1917 - 28 Oct 2013)

Family 1

Henry Grady Thrasher III
Children

Family 2

Warren Leigh Culpepper
ChartsCLBC / Cathryn 'Lee' Burton Culpepper: Ancestral Chart
CLBC / Charles Smith Burton: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. Cathryn Lee Thrasher, Ph.D. - Psychotherapist
    Woodside Psychological Associates
    5885 Glenridge Dr, NE
    Atlanta, GA 30328
    (404) 660-3762
    e-mail address

    Dr. Cathryn Lee Thrasher is known to her friends as Lee Culpepper, and
    is the wife of Culpepper Connections' co-publisher, Warren Culpepper.

    Education:
    B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1965
    M.A., Psychology, Georgia State University, 1981
    Ph.D., Psychology, University of Georgia, 1992.

Steven Edward Culpepper

Male, #9796, (26 Dec 1953 - 10 Jun 2008)
Father*Harry Stuart Culpepper Jr. (7 May 1917 - 7 Feb 1979)
Mother*Alma Elaine Payne (13 May 1918 - 25 Jun 1970)
Nickname  Steven Edward Culpepper also went by the name of Steve. 
Birth*26 Dec 1953 Steven was born at Andalusia, Covington Co., Alabama, on 26 Dec 1953. 
Death of Mother25 Jun 1970 His mother Alma Elaine Payne died on 25 Jun 1970 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Father7 Feb 1979 His father Harry Stuart Culpepper Jr. died on 7 Feb 1979 at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Cobb Co., Georgia.2,3 
Death*10 Jun 2008 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 10 Jun 2008 at age 54. 
Obituary*12 Jun 2008 Steven E. Culpepper, of Sandy Springs, died June 10, 2008. He worked for many years in the music industry and at Wizard Electronics. Through the years he cultivated many friendships that have survived the test of time. His other passion was cooking, having learned so much in his 12 years as maitre'd at the Red Barn Inn. Family and friends alike look forward to his home cooked meals. Steve's main devotion was his children, they were his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Elaine Culpepper and one beloved Akita, Kabu. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sandy Culpepper; children, Stephanie, Russell, and Peggy; brother, Stuart Culpepper and his son, Jacob; brother and sister-in-law, Warren and Lee Culpepper; nephew, Leigh Culpepper and his wife Elaine; father-in-law, John "Poppy" Van Deusen, all of Atlanta; brothers-in-law, Rusty Van Deusen, Chip Van Deusen; sisters-in-law, Dr. Linda Van Deusen and Kimberly Talmage. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 13, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel with Rusty Van Deusen, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta Humane Society. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors, 136 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.4 

Family

Sandra Lynn VanDeusen
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
WLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / Edward Boykin: Descendant Chart
WLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / John Hogg: Descendant Chart (incl. Houghs and Howes)
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
WLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Elaine P. Culpepper, d. 25 Jun 1970 at 52 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA.
  2. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Harry S. Culpepper, d. 7 Feb 1979 at 61 years in Cobb Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA.
  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. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Obituary of Steven Edward Culpepper, published 12 Jun 2008.

Sandra Lynn VanDeusen

Female, #9797
Father*John VanDeusen
Mother*Margaret Schaff

Family

Steven Edward Culpepper (26 Dec 1953 - 10 Jun 2008)
Children
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jan 2011

Dorothy Faye Bowman1

Female, #9798
Father*Tully Bowman (s 1890 - )
Mother*Jimmie Napper (s 1892 - )

Family

Joseph Edward Payne Jr. (3 Dec 1920 - 13 Dec 1968)
Children
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Mar 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Warren L. Culpepper from Brenda Payne Keel (#38758), Blountstown, FL, (Deceased 2007).

James McMasters Shepherd

Male, #9801, (9 Dec 1913 - 12 Sep 1969)
Birth*9 Dec 1913 James was born on 9 Dec 1913.1 
Marriage*circa 1938 He married Dorothy May Shivers circa 1938. 
Birth of Son21 Oct 1941 His son Lester Shivers Shepherd was born on 21 Oct 1941 at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.1 
Death*12 Sep 1969 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 12 Sep 1969 at age 55.2 

Family

Dorothy May Shivers (17 Oct 1916 - 20 Jan 2001)
Children
Last Edited6 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. Dorothy 'Dotty' Shivers Shepherd Culpepper (#9794), Atlanta, GA, interviewed by Warren Culpepper, 1991.
  2. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    James M Shepherd died 12 Sep 1969 at age 54 years in Fulton Co., GA.

Dorothy May Shivers1

Female, #9802, (17 Oct 1916 - 20 Jan 2001)
Birth*17 Oct 1916 Dorothy was born at Georgia on 17 Oct 1916.2 
Marriage*circa 1938 She married James McMasters Shepherd circa 1938. 
Married Namecirca 1938  As of circa 1938, her married name was Shepherd. 
Birth of Son21 Oct 1941 Her son Lester Shivers Shepherd was born on 21 Oct 1941 at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.1 
SSN*1963 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1963 in Georgia.2 
Death of Spouse12 Sep 1969 Her husband James McMasters Shepherd died on 12 Sep 1969 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Married Namesay 1980  As of say 1980, her married name was Wood. 
Marriage*say 1980 She married Garnett Wood say 1980. 
Death of Spouse23 Oct 1996 Her husband Garnett Wood died on 23 Oct 1996.2 
Death*20 Jan 2001 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 20 Jan 2001 at age 84.2 

Family 1

James McMasters Shepherd (9 Dec 1913 - 12 Sep 1969)
Marriage*circa 1938 She married James McMasters Shepherd circa 1938. 
Children

Family 2

Garnett Wood (15 Sep 1905 - 23 Oct 1996)
Marriage*say 1980 She married Garnett Wood say 1980. 
Last Edited6 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. Dorothy 'Dotty' Shivers Shepherd Culpepper (#9794), Atlanta, GA, interviewed by Warren Culpepper, 1991.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    James M Shepherd died 12 Sep 1969 at age 54 years in Fulton Co., GA.

George Van Waters Burton

Male, #9803, (31 Jul 1916 - 17 Jan 1972)
Father*Norman Lee Burton1 (30 Aug 1890 - 2 Jan 1976)
Mother*Ruth Van Waters1 (7 Jul 1893 - 20 Jul 1967)
Birth*31 Jul 1916 George was born at Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, on 31 Jul 1916. 
Marriage*8 Jul 1939 He married Hazel Ann Erftenbeck at Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, on 8 Jul 1939 at age 22. 
Death of Mother20 Jul 1967 His mother Ruth Van Waters died on 20 Jul 1967 at Sterling, Loudoun Co., Virginia.1 
Death*17 Jan 1972 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 17 Jan 1972 at age 55. 

Family

Hazel Ann Erftenbeck (5 Jun 1917 - 28 Oct 2013)
Children
ChartsCLBC / Cathryn 'Lee' Burton Culpepper: Ancestral Chart
CLBC / Charles Smith Burton: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Nov 2010

Citations

  1. Eleanor Burton Research, Eleanor Burton (#61906) to Hazel Erftenbeck Burton Naukum, 1988.

Hazel Ann Erftenbeck

Female, #9804, (5 Jun 1917 - 28 Oct 2013)
Father*Arthur G. Erftenbeck (Oct 1889 - 1946)
Mother*Isabelle Victoria Rettig (7 Dec 1892 - 13 May 1991)
Birth*5 Jun 1917 Hazel was born at Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, on 5 Jun 1917. 
Marriage*8 Jul 1939 She married George Van Waters Burton at Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, on 8 Jul 1939 at age 22. 
Married Name8 Jul 1939  As of 8 Jul 1939, her married name was Burton. 
Death of Father1946 Her father Arthur G. Erftenbeck died in 1946. 
Death of Spouse17 Jan 1972 Her husband George Van Waters Burton died on 17 Jan 1972 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Married Name21 Jun 1980  As of 21 Jun 1980, her married name was Naukam. 
Marriage*21 Jun 1980 She married Chester Harrison Naukam at Denton Co., Texas, on 21 Jun 1980 at age 63.1 
Death of SpouseAug 1984 Her husband Chester Harrison Naukam died in Aug 1984 at Melbourne, Brevard Co., Florida.2 
Death of Mother13 May 1991 Her mother Isabelle Victoria Rettig died on 13 May 1991 at Melbourne, Brevard Co., Florida
Death*28 Oct 2013 She died on 28 Oct 2013 at age 96.2 

Family 1

George Van Waters Burton (31 Jul 1916 - 17 Jan 1972)
Marriage*8 Jul 1939 She married George Van Waters Burton at Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, on 8 Jul 1939 at age 22. 
Children

Family 2

Chester Harrison Naukam (9 Dec 1919 - Aug 1984)
Marriage*21 Jun 1980 She married Chester Harrison Naukam at Denton Co., Texas, on 21 Jun 1980 at age 63.1 
ChartsCLBC / Cathryn 'Lee' Burton Culpepper: Ancestral Chart
Last Edited21 Jun 2014

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Chester H Naukam, Male, 61, and Hazel A Erftenbeck, Female, 63, married 21 Jun 1980 in Denton Co., TX.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Jonathan Lane Culpepper

Male, #9806, (14 Jul 1971 - 18 Jun 1982)
Father*Warren Leigh Culpepper
Mother*Suzanne Elizabeth Hooper (9 Sep 1944 - 16 Jun 1982)
Nickname  Jonathan Lane Culpepper also went by the name of Lane. 
Birth*14 Jul 1971 Jonathan was born at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 14 Jul 1971. 
Death of Mother16 Jun 1982 His mother Suzanne Elizabeth Culpepper died on 16 Jun 1982 at Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Death*18 Jun 1982 He died at Stockholm, Sweden, on 18 Jun 1982 at age 10
While on a European vacation, Lane and his family were in a head-on automobile collison on the island of Gotland in Sweden. His mother, Suzanne, was killed immediately. Lane had serious head injuries and was flown to a hospital in Stokholm where he died two days later. His father Warren and brother Leigh were both seriously injured and spent a week in Visby Hospital on Gotland before returning home to Atlanta. 
Burial*28 Jun 1982 His body was interred on 28 Jun 1982 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, DeKalb Co., Georgia
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
WLC / John and Priscilla Alden's Descendant Chart
WLC / Edward Boykin: Descendant Chart
WLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / John Hogg: Descendant Chart (incl. Houghs and Howes)
WLC / Richard Oates Descendant Chart (incl. Otis and Ottis)
WLC / Samuel Payne: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Jan 2012

Wiley Hartsfield Sims1

Male, #9807, (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
Father*Martin Sims (19 Nov 1786 - 30 Dec 1851)
Mother*Elizabeth Hartsfield (19 Sep 1788 - 6 Jan 1831)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Simms. 
Birth*4 Nov 1811 Wiley was born at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia, on 4 Nov 1811.2 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Wiley was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Martin Sims's household, on the 1820 Census at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia. Free wh male 26-45.3 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Wiley was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Martin Sims's household, on the 1830 Census at Pike Co., Georgia. Free male 40-50.4 
Death of Mother6 Jan 1831 His mother Elizabeth Hartsfield died on 6 Jan 1831 at Pike Co., Georgia.5,2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Wiley was probably a free white male, age 20 and under 30, in Martin Sims's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Pike Co., Georgia.
(free wh male 50-60).6 
Marriage*23 Dec 1841 He married Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling at Troup Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1841 at age 30.7 
Birth of Son22 Apr 1844 His son Robert Dawson Simms was born on 22 Apr 1844 at Troup Co., Georgia.8,9 
Church*25 Jan 1845 Wiley and Virginia was dismissed as a member at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Harris Co., Georgia, on 25 Jan 1845 (This church was just right across the Troup Co./Harris Co. border. In October, 1846 they were dismissed to become members of another church.) 
Birth of Son30 Mar 1849 His son Charles Lawrence Simms was born on 30 Mar 1849 at Troup Co., Georgia.10 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Wiley was listed as the head of a family (Wiley H. Sims, 39, M, Merchant, $53,400, $1,800, TN) on the 1850 Census at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia.11 
Birth of Son26 Oct 1851 His son Wiley Sterling Simms was born on 26 Oct 1851 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia.12 
Death of Father30 Dec 1851 His father Martin Sims died on 30 Dec 1851.2 
Event-Misc*1852 He in 1852 at Troup Co., Georgia, Worshipful Master (presiding office) of the Union Masonic Lodge. 
Event-Misc1857 He was Inferior Court Judge (1857-58 and 1861-63) at Troup Co., Georgia
Birth of Son2 Apr 1858 His son Jefferson Hartsfield Simms was born on 2 Apr 1858 at Troup Co., Georgia.12 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Wiley was listed as the head of a family (W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agt, $15,000, $210,000, GA) on the 1860 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.13 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Wiley was listed as the head of a family (W. H. Sims, 59, M, Farmer, $1,600, $800, GA) on the 1870 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.14 
Death*3 Dec 1871 He died at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1871 at age 60. 
Will*3 Dec 1871 He made a will at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1871, naming as executor(s) Charles Lawrence Simms.

Wiley H. Simms, Will of 3 Dec 1871
Georgia, Troup County: Mr. James S. Walker, L. J. Robert, and C. H. C. Willingham were present on Sunday the third day of December 1871 at the residence of Wiley H. Simms before his death and in his last illness and after having been advised by his attending physician that he must soon die. And in full possession of all his mental faculties, the said Wiley H. Simms did call in the said subscribers to his bedside and request religious services there to be held which were conducted by the said L. J. Robert, a minister of the gospel. And the attending physician of said deceased in the presence of said subscribers ___ and a large portion of the family of the said deceased and after such services in which the said deceased was advised of his near approaching end. And in the presence of the persons aforesaid did there and then call his son Charles L. Simms to his bedside and advised him of his pecuniary affairs and said to him, "I wish you to take charge of all my business and manage it for the best." There was no specific intention expressed at that time that such was intended to be a will, but from the circumstances surrounding the deceased and from the expectation of his immediate death, both on his part and of those in his presence, we regard it as his final will or wish as to the management of his estate.
/s/ James S. Walker, L. J. Robert, and C. H. C. Willingham

Before me, H. H. Cary, Ordinary of said county, personally came said James S. Walker, L. J. Robert, and C. H. C. Willingham who on oath say that they were present at the residence of Wiley H. Simms, dec'd, when the contents of the foregoing will were spoken by him in his last illness and in extremis and immediately after he was advised by his attending physician of his approaching decease; that he was then of disposing mind and memory and fully conscious of his condition; and in the opinion of deponents spoke the same as his last will and testament and that he remained conscious up to the time of his death. And we believe he fully intended the same as the final disposition of his property and never revoked the same. And the same was reduced to writing in six days after his decease. Sworn to and subscribed ?? January, 1873.
/s/ H. H. Cary, Ordinary; James S. Walker, L. J. Robert, and C. H. C. Willingham.15 
Probate*12 Dec 1871 Probate action was taken on Wiley's estate, with Wiley Sterling Simms, Adelle Corine Simms, Jefferson Hartsfield Simms and Emily Alice Bertha Simms receiving property, with Charles Lawrence Simms as executor(s) on 12 Dec 1871

On 12 Dec 1871, the County Ordinary named Charles L. Simms as administrator of Wiley's estate, and the Estate Return, filed by Charles on 10 Aug 1872, included the following disbursements: Tuition for Adelle, Jeff and Emma Sims, Fall Term 1871, $45.00; Musical tuition for Adelle Simms 1871, $18.00; Tuition for W. S. Simms 1867, $10.00. No disbursements to or for the benefit of other family members appear to have been made. [Warren Culpepper comment: Prior to the Civil War, Wiley was quite wealthy. However, he appears to have been destroyed financially by the war, like nearly everyone else in the South.]15 
Biography* "There were several Sims families that settled in Troup Co. as well as in neighboring Coweta Co. The latter tended to spell their name Simms and were much more intermarried with the Orr family.
     "The first of the Sims in Troup Co. was the family of Wiley H. Sims, b. 1811 Tenn. [WLC: He was actually born in GA, but the 1850 census did say TN] Married 1841 Troup Co., GA to Virginia J. Sterling. She was b. 1826 Ga. Wiley H. Sims was the first Ordinary of Troup Co. in 1852. He served as Inferior Court Judge 1858 and 1861 to 1863, and was thus an official of the Confederacy. Until 1852, the work that was done by the Ordinary (now Probate Judge) was carried on by the Inferior Court. Wiley H. Sims and Virginia Sterling had:
     1. Robert D., Sims b. 1844 = 1863 Troup Co. to Frances E. "Fannie" Sheppard, b. 10-7-1844 d. 1-19-1905.
     2. Mary Virginia Sims b. 1846 Troup Co. = 1863 Troup Co. to Alexander J. Roberts
     3. Charles L. Sims b. 1848 Troup Co.
     4. John W. S. Sims b. 1852 Troup Co.
     5. Adeline Corrine Sims b. 1856 Troup Co.
     6. J. D. Sims (male) b. 1858 Troup Co.
     7. Emma Sims b. 1862 Troup Co.
     8. Clara Sims b. 1867 Troup Co.
     "Wiley H. Sims was a planter and lived in LaGrange where he was an insurance agent in 1860 with real and personal estate valued at $35,000. The reverse of the War Between the States left him, in 1870, with property valued at only $1,800. In 1869, he was the agent in LaGrange for Georgia Marble Works of Jasper, Pickens Co., GA [In 2002, this business is still in operation and only a few miles from the Big Canoe, Pickens Co., GA home of Wiley's 2-great-grandson, Warren Leigh Culpepper, Sr.]. He was a promoter of the North-South Railroad, raising over $100,000 in subscriptions in Carroll Co., Ga. He was active in the Troup Agricultural, Mechanical and Manufacturing Society. He sold tombstones for the Snow White Marble company, too. [WLC: His estate records show a $75 tombstone being bought from Georgia Marble, but in spite of good cemetery records in Troup Co., I have been unable to determine where he is buried]
     "There was a second Wiley Sims in Troup Co. in 1850, only two years younger than Wiley H. Sims above. Their relationship, if any, is unknown. The 2nd Wiley Sims was b. 1813 GA and married in Troup Co., 1844 to Mrs. Sarah Samples, a widow. They had Mary E. Sims b. 1845, Allen T. Sims b. 1848, and Sarah Sims b. 1850. Mrs. Sample, had by her previous husband…" [The book goes on to also describe several other apparently unrelated Sims families in Troup Co.].16 
Biography "The home of Wiley Sims was the site of the old LaGrange Country Club, the old house being remodeled as a club house. Wiley was the first Ordinary of Troup County, the office being created in 1852 (he served until 1856). He was prominent in the social and political life of the early days."17 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Wiley Hartsfield Sims who would like to communicate with other descendants.18 

Family

Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling (6 Feb 1825 - after 1900)
Marriage*23 Dec 1841 He married Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling at Troup Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1841 at age 30.7 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. Justus Lake Murphy and his wife Elizabeth Sims or one of their children, Sims/Murphy Family Bible, Unknown, owner, Info furnished to Corine Sims via e-mail, (15 Sep 2004).
  2. Justus Lake Murphy and his wife Elizabeth Sims or one of their children, Sims/Murphy Family Bible, Unknown, owner, Info furnished to Corine Sims via e-mail, (15 Sep 2004).
    Martin Sims b. 19 Nov 17?? (Other records have shown a birth date of 19 Nov 1786), d. 30 Dec 1851
    Betsey Sims b. 22 Sep 1787 (Elizabeth Hartsfield Sims - other records indicate 19 Sep 1788), d. 6 Jan 1831
    Martin Sims and Elizabeth Hartsfield married 29 Jan 1807 (agrees with Oglethorpe Co. record)
    Martin Sims and Margaret Scroggins married 29 Mar 1832 (other records also indicate 1832, Troup Co.)
    Children of Martin and Elizabeth Sims:
    1. Vianna Sims b. 8 Feb 1808, d. 12 Nov 1890, m. James M. Hambrick 16 Jan 1834
    2. baby sims b. 3 Sep 1809 (probably Sarow (Sarah?) who married Jordan Fayde(?) 16 Feb 1832
    3. Wiley Hartsfield Sims b. 11 Jun 1811
    4. Mark Sims b. 28 May 1813
    5. Elisa Sims b. 29 Jul 1815, married Benjamin F. Shennate? 15 Feb 1844
    6. Haskey Sims b. 2 May 1817
    7. Carroll Martin Sims b. ?? Mar 1817 (other records indicate 26 Mar 1819 which appears to be the correct date because Haskey was born in 1817 according to 1850 and 1860 census)
    8. Malachi Reeves Sims b. ?, married Frances Bottoms 27 Dec 1842.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Oglethorpe Co., GA, page 181, Ancestry.com image 12 of 28
    Martin Sims, 1M0-9, 1M16-25, 1M26-44, 3F0-9, 1F10-15, 1F16-25, 2 Agr, 0 Slaves.
  4. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Pike Co., Georgia, Page: 106; NARA Roll: M19-20; Family History Film: 0007040
    Martin Sims, 1M0-5, 2M5-10, 2M15-20, 1M20-30, 1M40-50, 1M50-60, 1F0-5, 2F5-10, 2F15-20, 1F20-30, 1F40-50.
  5. Hartsfield Web Site.
    http://members.aol.com/Hartsfeld/Hartsfield1.html
    http://members.aol.com/Hartsfeld/Richard4Andrew3Godfrey2.htm
  6. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    District 534, Pike, Georgia; Roll 48; Page: 124; Image: 255; Family History Library Film: 0007046
    Martin Sims, 1M10-15, 1M15-20, 1M20-30, 1M50-60, 1F5-10, 1F10-15, 1F15-20, 1F20-30, 1F50-60, 1F60-70.
  7. Merle Massengale Bruce, compiler, Early marriages Troup County, Georgia, 1828-1900, Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Assoc., 1982, Repository: Georgia Department of Archives & History in Atlanta.
    Wiley H. Sims and Virginia J. Sterling on 23 Dec 1841 by James Wilson, M.G. in Troup Co., GA, Book B-174.
  8. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
  9. Jean J. Boicourt, compiler, Boicourt Genealogy, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
  10. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  11. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Family 14, LaGrange, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image #106
    Wiley H. Sims, 39, M, Merchant, RE=$53,400, TN
    Virginia J. Sims, 24, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 6, M, GA
    Mary Virginia Sims, 4, F, GA
    James Sims, 2, M, GA (Mot likely this was Charles Lawrence Simms).
  12. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
  13. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twnshp, page 236, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 64
    W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agent, RE=$15,000, PE=$21,000, GA
    V. J. Sims, 35, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA
    Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA
    Charles L. Sims, 11, M, GA
    John W. Sims, 8, M, GA
    Adel Corin Sims, 4, F, GA
    ? Sims, 2, M, GA.
  14. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 391, Unknown Townships, Antioch P.O., Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 127 of 236
    W. H. Sims, 59, M, Farmer, RE=$1600, PE=$800, GA
    V. J. Sims, 45, F, Keeping house, GA
    C. L. Sims, 20, M, Farm hand, GA
    W. S. Sims, 19, M, Farm hand, GA
    Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA
    J. D. Sims, 11, M, GA
    Emma Sims, 8, F, GA
    Clara Sims, 3, F, GA.
  15. Wiley H. Simms Probate File, (Transcribed by Warren Culpepper), Troup Co., GA Archives in LaGrange, Call No. Wiley Simms Folder/Loose.
  16. Forrest Clark Johnson III, editor, A History of LaGrange, Georgia, 1828-1900, Vols. I & III, LaGrange, Georgia: Family Tree, 1980, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8463 H2j v. 1,3.
  17. Clifford Lewis Smith, History of Troup County, Georgia, 1933, Atlanta: Foote & Davis Co., 1935, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.846 H2s.
  18. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling1

Female, #9808, (6 Feb 1825 - after 1900)
Father*Wiley Jefferson Sterling2 (1 Jul 1796 - 7 Nov 1851)
Mother*Bethena Bonner2 (20 Dec 1802 - 27 Jun 1881)
Birth*6 Feb 1825 Virginia was born at Troup Co., Georgia, on 6 Feb 1825.3,4 
Relocation1826 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Wiley Jefferson Sterling in 1826 at Troup Co., Georgia, from Pike Co., Georgia. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Virginia and Frances was probably a free white female, age 5 and under 10, in Wiley Jefferson Sterling's household, on the 1830 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.5 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Virginia was probably a free white female, age 15 and under 20, in Wiley Jefferson Sterling's household, on the 1840 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.6 
Marriage*23 Dec 1841 She married Wiley Hartsfield Sims at Troup Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1841 at age 16.7 
Name-AltSpell23 Dec 1841 This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Married Name23 Dec 1841  As of 23 Dec 1841, her married name was Simms. 
Birth of Son22 Apr 1844 Her son Robert Dawson Simms was born on 22 Apr 1844 at Troup Co., Georgia.8,4 
Church*25 Jan 1845 Wiley and Virginia was dismissed as a member at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, Harris Co., Georgia, on 25 Jan 1845 (This church was just right across the Troup Co./Harris Co. border. In October, 1846 they were dismissed to become members of another church.) 
Birth of Son30 Mar 1849 Her son Charles Lawrence Simms was born on 30 Mar 1849 at Troup Co., Georgia.9 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Virginia, Robert, Mary and Charles was listed as a household member (Virginia J. SIms, 24, F, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1850 Census at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia.10 
Birth of Son26 Oct 1851 Her son Wiley Sterling Simms was born on 26 Oct 1851 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia.11 
Birth of Son2 Apr 1858 Her son Jefferson Hartsfield Simms was born on 2 Apr 1858 at Troup Co., Georgia.11 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Virginia, Robert, Mary, Charles, Wiley, Adelle and Jefferson was listed as a household member (V. J. SIms, 35, F, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims in the 1860 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.12 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Virginia, Charles, Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson, Emily and Clara was listed as a household member (V. J. SIms, 45, F, Keeping house, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1870 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.13 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Virginia was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.9 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Virginia was listed as a mother-in-law in Sterling Gardner Culpepper (II)'s household on the 1900 Census at White Springs, Hamilton Co., Florida.14 
1900 Census*1900 Virginia was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at White Springs, Hamilton Co., Florida
Death*after 1900 She died after 1900. 
Biography* In 1900 census, she was age 75 and living in White Springs, Florida in the HH of her daughter Clarabelle and son-in-law Sterling Gardner Culpepper. She was shown as being the mother of 11 children, 6 of whom were still living. 

Family

Wiley Hartsfield Sims (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
Marriage*23 Dec 1841 She married Wiley Hartsfield Sims at Troup Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1841 at age 16.7 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited20 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. E-mail written 27 Jan 2011 to Warren Culpepper from David Drummond Boyd (#62208), e-mail address.
    According to the "Wiley Sterling and Mary Grossmann Simms Family Bible," Wiley's mother was Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling.
  2. Dorothy McClendon / Lillie Lambert / Danny Knight, Family, Church, and Community Cemeteries of Troup Co., GA, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1990, Repository: Georgia Department of Archives & History in Atlanta.
    Hillview Cemetery.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
  4. Jean J. Boicourt, compiler, Boicourt Genealogy, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
  5. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Capt. Todaway's Township, Troup Co., GA, from Ancestry.com image 3 of 4.
  6. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Dist 656, Troup Co., GA, page 339, Ancestry.com image 2 of 6.
  7. Merle Massengale Bruce, compiler, Early marriages Troup County, Georgia, 1828-1900, Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Assoc., 1982, Repository: Georgia Department of Archives & History in Atlanta.
    Wiley H. Sims and Virginia J. Sterling on 23 Dec 1841 by James Wilson, M.G. in Troup Co., GA, Book B-174.
  8. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  10. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Family 14, LaGrange, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image #106
    Wiley H. Sims, 39, M, Merchant, RE=$53,400, TN
    Virginia J. Sims, 24, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 6, M, GA
    Mary Virginia Sims, 4, F, GA
    James Sims, 2, M, GA (Mot likely this was Charles Lawrence Simms).
  11. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
  12. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twnshp, page 236, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 64
    W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agent, RE=$15,000, PE=$21,000, GA
    V. J. Sims, 35, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA
    Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA
    Charles L. Sims, 11, M, GA
    John W. Sims, 8, M, GA
    Adel Corin Sims, 4, F, GA
    ? Sims, 2, M, GA.
  13. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 391, Unknown Townships, Antioch P.O., Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 127 of 236
    W. H. Sims, 59, M, Farmer, RE=$1600, PE=$800, GA
    V. J. Sims, 45, F, Keeping house, GA
    C. L. Sims, 20, M, Farm hand, GA
    W. S. Sims, 19, M, Farm hand, GA
    Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA
    J. D. Sims, 11, M, GA
    Emma Sims, 8, F, GA
    Clara Sims, 3, F, GA.
  14. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 41, sheet 20; Page 283a, 65 River Street, White Springs, Hamilton Co., FL
    Ancestry.com Image 40 transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    S. G. Culpepper, HH, W, M, Mar 1852, 48, Md 11 yrs, AL, GA, GA, Land agent
    Clarabelle Culpepper, Wife, W, F, Feb 1869, 31, Md 11 yrs, GA, GA, GA
    John Culpepper, Son, W, M, Apr 1883, 17, Sng, GA, AL, GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, W, M, Oct 1890, 9, Sng, GA, AL, GA
    Harrie Culpepper, Son, W, M, Aug 1892, 7, Sng, GA, AL, GA
    Clarabelle Culpepper, Daughter, W, F, Dec 1894, 5, GA, AL, GA
    Francis L. Culpepper, Daughter, W, F, Aug 1897, 2, GA, AL, GA
    Lucy Willis, cook, B, F, May 1833, 62, M, Ch: 13/9, GA, GA, GA
    Rebecca Cooper, Visitor, W, F, Apr 1874, 26, Mar 3yrs, Ch: 1/1, TN, TN, TN
    Margaret Cooper, Visitor, W, F, Jul 1897, 2, GA, TN, TN.

Susie C. Culpepper

Female, #9809, (17 Dec 1881 - 6 Oct 1883)
Father*Sterling Gardner Culpepper (II) (11 Mar 1851 - 21 Nov 1907)
Mother*Susie Elizabeth Foy (25 Jun 1848 - 5 Jun 1887)
Name Variation She was also known as Susie G. Culpepper.1 
Birth*17 Dec 1881 Susie was born at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 17 Dec 1881.2,1 
Death*6 Oct 1883 She died at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 6 Oct 1883 at age 1.1 
Burial*circa 7 Oct 1883 Her body was interred circa 7 Oct 1883 at Boston Cemetery, Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.1 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Boston Cemetery, Behind Presbyterian Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA.
    + Susie G. Culpepper, 17 Dec 1881 – 6 Oct 1883.
  2. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).

Ben Hill Culpepper

Male, #9810, (1 Sep 1885 - 21 May 1886)
Father*Sterling Gardner Culpepper (II) (11 Mar 1851 - 21 Nov 1907)
Mother*Susie Elizabeth Foy (25 Jun 1848 - 5 Jun 1887)
Birth*1 Sep 1885 Ben was born at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 1 Sep 1885.1,2 
Death*21 May 1886 He died at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 21 May 1886.1,2 
Burial*circa 22 May 1886 His body was interred circa 22 May 1886 at Boston Cemetery, Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.2 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Boston Cemetery, Behind Presbyterian Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA.
    + Ben Hill Culpepper, 1 Sep 1885 – 21 May 1886.