Almonte Epes Jones

Male, #15811, (4 Aug 1859 - 9 Nov 1927)
Birth*4 Aug 1859 Almonte was born on 4 Aug 1859. 
Marriage*22 Apr 1903 He married Alma Brown Roberts on 22 Apr 1903 at age 43. 
Birth of Son16 Mar 1908 His son John Paul Jones was born on 16 Mar 1908. 
Death*9 Nov 1927 He died on 9 Nov 1927 at age 68. 

Family

Alma Brown Roberts (11 Aug 1881 - 27 Jul 1972)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Florence Roberts

Female, #15812, (circa 1888 - after 1978)
Father*George Pierce Roberts (28 Mar 1856 - 1 Mar 1914)
Mother*Nancy Paulina Culpepper (5 Jan 1861 - 2 Nov 1894)
Birth*circa 1888 Florence was born at Georgia circa 1888. 
Marriage*15 Nov 1916 She married Congressman Dwight Laing Rogers on 15 Nov 1916.1 
Married Name15 Nov 1916  As of 15 Nov 1916, her married name was Rogers. 
Birth of Son26 Nov 1917 Her son Dwight Laing Rogers Jr. was born on 26 Nov 1917. 
Birth of Son4 Jun 1921 Her son Congressman Paul Grant Rogers was born on 4 Jun 1921 at Ocilla, Irwin Co., Georgia.2 
Death*after 1978 She died at Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida, after 1978. 
Biography*  Mrs. Nell Jones Howlett wrote in an 8 Mar 1979 letter that Florence Roberts and Dwight L. Rogers, Sr. have 3 sons. One son was a congressman from Florida until 1979. The other 2 sons live in Florida. 

Family

Congressman Dwight Laing Rogers (17 Aug 1886 - 1 Dec 1954)
Marriage*15 Nov 1916 She married Congressman Dwight Laing Rogers on 15 Nov 1916.1 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Who's Who in America, 1st Ed., 1899-1900, Providence, RI: Marquis Who's Who, 1899, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36w 1 ed.
    Vol. 24, 1946-1987, p 2012.
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Washington DC: Government, Printing Office, 1989.
    p 1737.

Congressman Dwight Laing Rogers

Male, #15813, (17 Aug 1886 - 1 Dec 1954)
Birth*17 Aug 1886 Dwight was born at Reidsville, Tattnall Co., Georgia, on 17 Aug 1886.1 
Marriage*15 Nov 1916 He married Florence Roberts on 15 Nov 1916 at age 30.2 
Birth of Son26 Nov 1917 His son Dwight Laing Rogers Jr. was born on 26 Nov 1917. 
Birth of Son4 Jun 1921 His son Congressman Paul Grant Rogers was born on 4 Jun 1921 at Ocilla, Irwin Co., Georgia.3 
Death*1 Dec 1954 He died at Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida, on 1 Dec 1954 at age 68.1 
Burial* His body was interred at Lauderdale Memorial Park, Broward Co., Florida.1 
Biography* The following is from p. 2012 of Who's Who in America Vol. 24, 1946-1947: ROGERS, Dwight L., congressman; b. Reidsville, Ga., Aug. 17, 1886; s. William Millard and Augusta (Laing) R; B.S., U. of Ga., 1909; LL.B., Mercer U., Macon, Ga., 1910; m. Florence Roberts, Nov. 15, 1916; children -- Dwight L. (officer U.S.N.R.), Paul G. (officer U.S. Army), Doyle. Admitted to practiced law, Ocilla, Ga., 1910-25; practices with John E. Morris, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1925-30; representative to Florida legislature from Broward County, 1930-38; mem. 79th Congress (1945-47), 6th Fla. Dist. mem. Phi Delta Theta, Sphinx. Kiwanian. Home: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

      The following is from p. 1736 of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-1989 Bicentennial Edition: ROGERS, Dwight Laing (father of Paul G. Rogers), a Representative from Florida; born near Reidsville, Tattnall County, Ga., August 17, 1886; attended the public schools and Locust Grove Institute at Locust Grove, Ga., was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1909 and from the law department of Mercer University, Macon, Ga., in 1910, was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Ocilla, Ga; moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1925 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1930- 1938, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, until his death; had been reelected to the Eighty-fourth Congress; died [heart attack] in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., December 1, 1954; interment in Lauderdale Memorial Park. 

Family

Florence Roberts (circa 1888 - after 1978)
Marriage*15 Nov 1916 He married Florence Roberts on 15 Nov 1916 at age 30.2 
Children
Last Edited19 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Washington DC: Government, Printing Office, 1989.
    p 1736.
  2. Who's Who in America, 1st Ed., 1899-1900, Providence, RI: Marquis Who's Who, 1899, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36w 1 ed.
    Vol. 24, 1946-1987, p 2012.
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Washington DC: Government, Printing Office, 1989.
    p 1737.

Harry Roberts

Male, #15814, (circa 1885 - before 1978)
Father*George Pierce Roberts (28 Mar 1856 - 1 Mar 1914)
Mother*Nancy Paulina Culpepper (5 Jan 1861 - 2 Nov 1894)
Birth*circa 1885 Harry was born at Georgia circa 1885. 
Marriage* He married Pearl (?)
Death*before 1978 He died before 1978. 

Family

Pearl (?) (say 1887 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Oct 2000

Julian Roberts

Male, #15815, (May 1894 - before 1978)
Father*George Pierce Roberts (28 Mar 1856 - 1 Mar 1914)
Mother*Nancy Paulina Culpepper (5 Jan 1861 - 2 Nov 1894)
Birth*May 1894 Julian was born at Georgia in May 1894. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Julian was listed as a grandson in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.1 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Julian was listed as a grandson in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*say 1917 He married Rose Tye say 1917. 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Julian was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Death*before 1978 He died before 1978. 

Family

Rose Tye (say 1896 - )
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Oct 2004

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 170B, Family 336, 157 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    N. S. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1839, 60, Md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Collector
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1840, 58, Md 40 yrs, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1870, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Feb 1873, 27, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Roberts, Grandson, M, May 1894, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 149b, Family 356, Gen.com img 297, 66 East George Ave., 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Head, M, 71, md1-50, GA/SC/GA, Bailiff
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 69, md1-50, ch 9/8, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Tom C. Burford, Son-in-law, M, 34, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/SC, Credit man for clothing co.
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 36, Md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Granddaughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Granddaughter, F, 5/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julian K. Roberts, Grandson, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Shipping clerk.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Roll: 364; Page: ; Enumeration District: 131.

Loyd Thomas O'Rear

Male, #15816, (21 May 1881 - 8 Oct 1942)
Father*John Daniel O'Rear (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Mother*Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Birth*21 May 1881 Loyd was born on 21 May 1881. 
Death of Father25 Jan 1923 His father John Daniel O'Rear died on 25 Jan 1923 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death*8 Oct 1942 He died at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia, on 8 Oct 1942 at age 61. 
Burial* His body was interred at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 Oct 2001

Earl Dan O'Rear

Male, #15817, (28 Feb 1884 - 10 Sep 1888)
Father*John Daniel O'Rear (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Mother*Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Birth*28 Feb 1884 Earl was born on 28 Feb 1884. 
Death*10 Sep 1888 He died at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia, on 10 Sep 1888 at age 4. 
Burial* His body was interred at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Gerald Gordon O'Rear

Male, #15818, (19 Jul 1886 - 5 Aug 1945)
Father*John Daniel O'Rear (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Mother*Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Birth*19 Jul 1886 Gerald was born on 19 Jul 1886. 
Marriage* He married Clara Loudemia Pethel
Death of Father25 Jan 1923 His father John Daniel O'Rear died on 25 Jan 1923 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death*5 Aug 1945 He died at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, on 5 Aug 1945 at age 59. 
Burial* His body was interred at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California

Family

Clara Loudemia Pethel (22 May 1883 - 18 Oct 1959)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Feb 2002

Howard Paul O'Rear

Male, #15819, (24 Sep 1888 - 16 Aug 1961)
Father*John Daniel O'Rear (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Mother*Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Birth*24 Sep 1888 Howard was born on 24 Sep 1888. 
Marriage* He married Bessie Harding
Birth of Son28 Nov 1920 His son William Daniel O'Rear was born on 28 Nov 1920. 
Death of Father25 Jan 1923 His father John Daniel O'Rear died on 25 Jan 1923 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death of Mother24 Feb 1958 His mother Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper died on 24 Feb 1958 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death*16 Aug 1961 He died at Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee, on 16 Aug 1961 at age 72. 
Burial* His body was interred at Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee.1 

Family

Bessie Harding (circa 1891 - )
Marriage* He married Bessie Harding
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jul 2011 to Lew Griffin from Brian Stout, e-mail address.
    It seems Howard Paul O'Rear, Sr. is buried in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

    http://hctgs.net/cemeteries/hammemgardo.html

    It says he is buried next to his wife, Pearl O'Rear. I am assuming that this is a second wife.

    I have not found the location of Bessing Harding O'Rear.

Bessie Harding

Female, #15820, (circa 1891 - )
Married Name Her married name was O'Rear. 
Marriage* She married Howard Paul O'Rear
Birth*circa 1891 Bessie was born circa 1891. 
Birth of Son28 Nov 1920 Her son William Daniel O'Rear was born on 28 Nov 1920. 

Family

Howard Paul O'Rear (24 Sep 1888 - 16 Aug 1961)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Eugene Smith O'Rear

Male, #15821, (17 Aug 1891 - Aug 1968)
Father*John Daniel O'Rear (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Mother*Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Birth*17 Aug 1891 Eugene was born on 17 Aug 1891. 
Death of Father25 Jan 1923 His father John Daniel O'Rear died on 25 Jan 1923 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death of Mother24 Feb 1958 His mother Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper died on 24 Feb 1958 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death*Aug 1968 He died at Charleston, Charleston Co., South Carolina, in Aug 1968. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Carl Wesley O'Rear

Male, #15822, (2 Nov 1893 - 14 Jan 1963)
Father*John Daniel O'Rear (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Mother*Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Birth*2 Nov 1893 Carl was born on 2 Nov 1893. 
Marriage*5 Apr 1917 He married Irene Scott McMurry at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 5 Apr 1917 at age 23. 
Death of Father25 Jan 1923 His father John Daniel O'Rear died on 25 Jan 1923 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death of Mother24 Feb 1958 His mother Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper died on 24 Feb 1958 at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
Death*14 Jan 1963 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 14 Jan 1963 at age 69. 
Burial* His body was interred at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia

Family

Irene Scott McMurry (24 Aug 1894 - 26 Jan 1972)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Dec 2002

Irene Scott McMurry

Female, #15823, (24 Aug 1894 - 26 Jan 1972)
Birth*24 Aug 1894 Irene was born on 24 Aug 1894. 
Marriage*5 Apr 1917 She married Carl Wesley O'Rear at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 5 Apr 1917 at age 22. 
Married Name5 Apr 1917  As of 5 Apr 1917, her married name was O'Rear. 
Death of Spouse14 Jan 1963 Her husband Carl Wesley O'Rear died on 14 Jan 1963 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Death*26 Jan 1972 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 26 Jan 1972 at age 77. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia

Family

Carl Wesley O'Rear (2 Nov 1893 - 14 Jan 1963)
Child
Last Edited15 Dec 2002

Floy Arabella O'Rear

Female, #15824, (12 Mar 1896 - after 1979)
Father*John Daniel O'Rear (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Mother*Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Married Name Her married name was Beaton. 
Birth*12 Mar 1896 Floy was born on 12 Mar 1896. 
Marriage* She married Drewry E. Beaton
Death*after 1979 She died at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, after 1979. 
Biography* Mrs. Nell Jones Howlett wrote, in an 8 Mar 1979 letter, that Floy Belle "suffers from arthritis - someone had to address her Christmas cards for her this year...." 

Family

Drewry E. Beaton (circa 1893 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Drewry E. Beaton

Male, #15825, (circa 1893 - )
Birth*circa 1893 Drewry was born circa 1893. 
Marriage* He married Floy Arabella O'Rear

Family

Floy Arabella O'Rear (12 Mar 1896 - after 1979)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Elizabeth Gertrude O'Rear

Female, #15826, (circa 1898 - 19 Dec 1902)
Father*John Daniel O'Rear (14 Feb 1857 - 25 Jan 1923)
Mother*Wesley Elizabeth Culpepper (24 Sep 1864 - 24 Feb 1958)
Birth*circa 1898 Elizabeth was born circa 1898. 
Death*19 Dec 1902 She died at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia, on 19 Dec 1902. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Jackson, Butts Co., Georgia
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Katherine Brown Burford

Female, #15827, (16 Nov 1909 - 4 Sep 1987)
Father*Thomas Carroll Burford (23 Oct 1876 - 9 Jan 1946)
Mother*Henrietta Florence Culpepper (19 Nov 1868 - 7 Mar 1954)
Birth*16 Nov 1909 Katherine was born on 16 Nov 1909. 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Martha and Katherine was listed as a granddaughter in Noah Smith Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Martha, Katherine and Florence was listed as a daughter in Thomas Carroll Burford's household on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Father9 Jan 1946 Her father Thomas Carroll Burford died on 9 Jan 1946 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia
Marriage*15 Jul 1948 She married Eugene Hart Felder on 15 Jul 1948 at age 38. 
Married Name15 Jul 1948  As of 15 Jul 1948, her married name was Felder. 
Death of Mother7 Mar 1954 Her mother Henrietta Florence Culpepper died on 7 Mar 1954 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Death*4 Sep 1987 She died at Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina, on 4 Sep 1987 at age 77. 
Biography* On p. 612 of The Story of Georgia Katherine was listed as "a musician and artist" who had attended Wesleyan College. 

Family

Eugene Hart Felder (3 Aug 1903 - 26 Sep 1988)
Marriage*15 Jul 1948 She married Eugene Hart Felder on 15 Jul 1948 at age 38. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 149b, Family 356, Gen.com img 297, 66 East George Ave., 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Head, M, 71, md1-50, GA/SC/GA, Bailiff
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 69, md1-50, ch 9/8, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Tom C. Burford, Son-in-law, M, 34, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/SC, Credit man for clothing co.
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 36, Md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Granddaughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Granddaughter, F, 5/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julian K. Roberts, Grandson, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Shipping clerk.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 137, Page 11A, Lines 3-8, Anc.com img 21, 94 Blue Ridge Ave., Atlanta, DeKalb Co., GA
    Thomas C. Burford, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/SC, Sec/Treas of Coal Co.
    Florence C. Burford, Wife, F, 48, md, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Dau, F, 12, md, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Dau, F, 10, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 6, md, GA/GA/GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, 80, Wd, GA/SC/GA.

Eugene Hart Felder

Male, #15828, (3 Aug 1903 - 26 Sep 1988)
Birth*3 Aug 1903 Eugene was born at Saint George, Dorchester Co., South Carolina, on 3 Aug 1903. 
Employment* Eugene's occupation: banker. 
Marriage*15 Jul 1948 He married Katherine Brown Burford on 15 Jul 1948 at age 44. 
Death of Spouse4 Sep 1987 His wife Katherine Brown Burford died on 4 Sep 1987 at Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina
Death*26 Sep 1988 He died on 26 Sep 1988 at age 85. 
Biography* In a 21 Jul 1997 letter, Hart Felder, Jr. wrote: Here's the Felder genealogy: Edward Estes Felder was a banker from St. George S.C. He was a descendent of Capt. John Henry Felder, a Revolutionary War officer, who came to America in 1735 from Switzerland with his parents Hans & Ursula. He married Ida C. Mellard (4/23/1870) - 9/21/1946) who was the daughter of Dr. Joel P. Mellard (who served in the Civil War in the Signal Corps) They had 5 children: 1. Hugh Mellard (1900 - 1972) m. Mildred Poindexter 2. Eugene Hart (1903 - 1908) m. Katherine Burford 3. Louise Ryan (1906 - ) m. Roy Corbin 4. Edward Cornelius (1909 - ) m. Winifred Lowe (of Aberdeen Scotland) 5. Julia Elizabeth (1912 - ) m. John Paul Jones (all born in St. George S.C.) The family moved to Asheville in 1915. Mr. Felder died soon afterward. Ida Felder taught high school in Asheville. Alma Jones was a school teacher in nearby Hendersonville N.C. & her son Paul met Julia Felder when they both worked for the American Enka Razor Co. in Asheville. My parents met as a result of their 2 families being connected. My father was a banker with First United & retired in 1966. I attended N.C. State Univ. & currently work for the Social Security office in Birmingham. 

Family

Katherine Brown Burford (16 Nov 1909 - 4 Sep 1987)
Child
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Florence Culpepper Burford

Female, #15829, (18 Aug 1913 - 21 May 2006)
Father*Thomas Carroll Burford (23 Oct 1876 - 9 Jan 1946)
Mother*Henrietta Florence Culpepper (19 Nov 1868 - 7 Mar 1954)
Birth*18 Aug 1913 Florence was born on 18 Aug 1913. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Martha, Katherine and Florence was listed as a daughter in Thomas Carroll Burford's household on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*12 Jun 1935 She married Alonzo Morris Atkinson on 12 Jun 1935 at age 21. 
Married Name12 Jun 1935  As of 12 Jun 1935, her married name was Atkinson. 
Death of Father9 Jan 1946 Her father Thomas Carroll Burford died on 9 Jan 1946 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia
Death of Mother7 Mar 1954 Her mother Henrietta Florence Culpepper died on 7 Mar 1954 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Death of Spouse23 Dec 1989 Her husband Alonzo Morris Atkinson died on 23 Dec 1989 at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia
Residence*1993 Florence resided at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia, in 1993. 
Death*21 May 2006 She died at El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas, on 21 May 2006 at age 92
Mrs. Florence Burford Atkinson of El Paso, TX, formerly of Decatur, died Sunday, May 21, 2006. A native of Atlanta, she attended Girls High and Agnes Scott College. She received her undergraduate degree from Shorter College and her masters from Emory University. She taught school in the DeKalb County School System. She was a member of Glenn memorial United methodist Church and Henrietta Rutherford Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo M. Atkinson Sr. Mrs. Atkinson is survived by her daughters, Florence B. Harris and her husband Col. (Ret.) Davis P. Harris of Hernando, MS, Katherine B. Atkinson and her husband Charles L. Hibers of Ocean Springs, MS, Dr. Martha B. Atkinson and her husband Bruce Mather of Camus, WA, son LTC (Ret.) A. M. Atkinson Jr. and his wife Suzanne of El Paso, TX; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 1, at Arlington Memorial Park, with Rev. James R. Styles officiating. Those desiring may send contributions to the United Methodist Children's Home, 500 Columbia Drive, Decaturj, GA 30030. A. S. Turner and sons. Express condolences at ajc.com/obits.2 

Family

Alonzo Morris Atkinson (5 Mar 1910 - 23 Dec 1989)
Marriage*12 Jun 1935 She married Alonzo Morris Atkinson on 12 Jun 1935 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 137, Page 11A, Lines 3-8, Anc.com img 21, 94 Blue Ridge Ave., Atlanta, DeKalb Co., GA
    Thomas C. Burford, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/SC, Sec/Treas of Coal Co.
    Florence C. Burford, Wife, F, 48, md, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Dau, F, 12, md, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Dau, F, 10, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 6, md, GA/GA/GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, 80, Wd, GA/SC/GA.
  2. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
    from the Atlanta Constitution, courtesy of Betty Cherry.

Alonzo Morris Atkinson

Male, #15830, (5 Mar 1910 - 23 Dec 1989)
Birth*5 Mar 1910 Alonzo was born on 5 Mar 1910. 
Marriage*12 Jun 1935 He married Florence Culpepper Burford on 12 Jun 1935 at age 25. 
Death*23 Dec 1989 He died at Decatur, DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1989 at age 79
Mr. Alonzo Morris Atkinson of Decatur, a retired President of the Fulton Metal Bed Company died Sunday. He was a member of the Grant Park Lodge No. 604 F. & A. M., Scottish Rite and Yaarab Temple. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons. Rev. Neal Windom and Dr. Thom Shores will officiate. Interment Arlington Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Burford Atkinson of Decatur, three daughters: Mrs. D. P. Harris, Hernando, Miss; Mrs. C. L. Hilbers Jr., Marietta, Ga., Dr. Martha B. Atkinson, Frankfort, Germany; one son, Lt. Col. A. M. Atkinson Jr., El Paso, Texas; two brothers: Mr. W. J. Atkinson Jr., Blairsville, Ga. and Mr. E. H. Atkinson, Marietta, Gs., 11 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The honorary escort will be the Grand Park Lodge #604 F. & A. M. Those desiring may send contributions to the Grand Park Lodge #604 F. & A. M., PO Box 18147, Atlanta, Ga. 30316. A. S. Turner & Sons. 

Family

Florence Culpepper Burford (18 Aug 1913 - 21 May 2006)
Children
Last Edited29 Jul 2006

Mary Florence Phillips

Female, #15831, (22 Aug 1919 - 11 Aug 2008)
Father*Daniel Othello Phillips (7 Aug 1875 - 18 Mar 1937)
Mother*Nettie Perlina Culpepper (31 Mar 1884 - 1 Sep 1968)
Birth*22 Aug 1919 Mary was born on 22 Aug 1919. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Mary and Ellen was listed as a daughter in Daniel Othello Phillips's household on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Father18 Mar 1937 Her father Daniel Othello Phillips died on 18 Mar 1937 at Georgia
Marriage*14 May 1949 She married William Welcome Griffin on 14 May 1949 at age 29. 
Married Name14 May 1949  As of 14 May 1949, her married name was Griffin. 
Photographed*say 1965 She was photographed say 1965 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2
Mary Florence (Phillips) Griffin
Death of Mother1 Sep 1968 Her mother Nettie Perlina Culpepper died on 1 Sep 1968 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Residence*1993 Mary resided at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, in 1993. 
Biography* Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote 13 Jul 1984: Florence and Bill have been busy for past 5 years working on the project of collecting old furniture, or at least locating it and the makers of this furniture. Rosalind Johnson carried us to see the exhibit at the [Atlanta] Historical Society. It is magnificent. The exhibit closed June 10th. Florence was, or is, chairman of grounds committee at Tullie Smith House. They published a book "Neat Pieces." Bill is making a study of various types of chairs.2 
Death of Spouse10 May 2002 Her husband William Welcome Griffin died on 10 May 2002 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.3 
Death*11 Aug 2008 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 11 Aug 2008 at age 88. 
Obituary*15 Aug 2008 Florence Phillips Griffin, helped save Tullie Smith House
By Michelle Hiskey
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Friday, August 15, 2008
Florence Phillips Griffin devoted herself to preserving the vestiges of days gone by.
She researched the history of Georgia’s plants and pottery, homes and furniture, then volunteered to share her knowledge with others.
She helped found the Southern Garden History Society, Georgia Conservancy and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
She helped preserve the Tullie Smith House, one of the city’s oldest homes. She saved “the barn, the corn crib, the slave cabin —- if it wasn’t for Florence, we wouldn’t have those,” said Sally Hawkins of Atlanta, a friend of 50 years who volunteered alongside Mrs. Griffin.
“And the gardens. She wanted to have the right period plant. You could not put a 20th-century plant in a 19th-century garden.”
Mrs. Griffin, 88, of Atlanta, died at home Monday of complications from Parkinson’s disease, said her daughter, Ellen Knox Griffin of Smyrna. The body was cremated. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at H.M. Patterson and Son Spring Hill Chapel in Atlanta, with visitation an hour before.
Mrs. Griffin’s deep roots and interest in the Peach State began in rural Georgia. She was born and raised in Greenville then, after college, moved the 50 miles north to Atlanta to work.
At an Atlanta Bird Club meeting in 1945, she met attorney William W. “Bill” Griffin. Their marriage was built on kindred interests in nature and in relics from the past.
“They were interested in how Georgia developed from an agrarian society and how people moved to urban places, how they fought and lived, and how that resulted in what our state and society is like,” said longtime friend Deanne D. Levison of Atlanta. “They went back to the primary sources, like reading wills, to get the real picture.”
Pinpointing the reason for Mrs. Griffin’s interest in history “is kind of like asking how the world began,” laughed her youngest son, Dan Griffin of New York.
“They were wonderful collaborators, whether the endeavor was one that Florence was at the forefront, a la the Tullie Smith House, or one that Bill was, a la the Georgia Conservancy,” Dan Griffin said. “They backed each other up.”
The Tullie Smith House, a rare example of the plain plantation architectural style, was built in 1840. By the late 1960s, it stood as an island surrounded by highways and office parks. Heirs donated the house, and it was moved to the grounds of the Atlanta History Center.
Mrs. Griffin’s influence was key in the decorating and furnishing of the house and designing its garden. She salvaged historic plants such as antique iris, flowering quince and Persian lilac from other old homes in metro Atlanta.
With these projects and at home, she took charge with such a stately, ladylike manner that family and friends called her “The Queen.” “She would make a quiet, subtle suggestion, and you knew you better do it,” Mrs. Hawkins said.
She didn’t overpower people with her authority, but rarely was it questioned. “Few people were as knowledgeable about Georgia history and the artifacts connected to it,” said Jackie Montag, the history center’s former board chair.
Other survivors include a son, William Griffin Jr. of Bethesda, Md; and seven grandchildren. 

Family

William Welcome Griffin (13 Oct 1921 - 10 May 2002)
Marriage*14 May 1949 She married William Welcome Griffin on 14 May 1949 at age 29. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Aug 2008

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 1A, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Daniel O. Phillips, Head, M, 55, M, md @ 36, GA/GA/GA, Dry Goods Merchant
    Nettie Phillips, Wife, F, 46, M, md @ 27, GA/GA/AL
    Florence Phillips, Dau, F, 10, S, GA/GA/GA
    Ellen Phillips, Dau, F, 5, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Sister (-in-law), F, 51, S, GA/GA/GA.
  2. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  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

William Welcome Griffin

Male, #15832, (13 Oct 1921 - 10 May 2002)
Birth*13 Oct 1921 William was born on 13 Oct 1921. 
Marriage*14 May 1949 He married Mary Florence Phillips on 14 May 1949 at age 27. 
Biography*  (an unknown value.) 
Death*10 May 2002 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 10 May 2002 at age 80.1 

Family

Mary Florence Phillips (22 Aug 1919 - 11 Aug 2008)
Children
Last Edited24 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Ellen Josephine Phillips

Female, #15833, (4 Oct 1924 - 11 Oct 2008)
Father*Daniel Othello Phillips (7 Aug 1875 - 18 Mar 1937)
Mother*Nettie Perlina Culpepper (31 Mar 1884 - 1 Sep 1968)
Birth*4 Oct 1924 Ellen was born on 4 Oct 1924. 
Employment* Ellen's occupation: real estate. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Mary and Ellen was listed as a daughter in Daniel Othello Phillips's household on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Father18 Mar 1937 Her father Daniel Othello Phillips died on 18 Mar 1937 at Georgia
Marriage*29 Oct 1955 She married James Lowry Rice on 29 Oct 1955 at age 31. 
Married Name29 Oct 1955  As of 29 Oct 1955, her married name was Rice. 
Death of Mother1 Sep 1968 Her mother Nettie Perlina Culpepper died on 1 Sep 1968 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Death of Spouse11 Mar 2002 Her husband James Lowry Rice died on 11 Mar 2002 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.2 
Death*11 Oct 2008 She died at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, on 11 Oct 2008 at age 84.3 
Obituary*23 Oct 2008 RICE Ellen Phillips Rice, 84, passed away in Houston, Texas on October 11, 2008. Ellen was born Ellen Josephine Phillips in Greenville, Georgia on October 4, 1924. She attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. Ellen was predeceased by her late husband, James L. Rice, Jr., and her beloved sister Florence Griffin of Atlanta, Georgia. She is survived by her "pride and joy", her two sons James L. Rice III of Houston, Texas and Daniel P. Rice of Estero, Florida; Jim's wife Shelley and their children James L. (Jake) IV, John, Nathan and Cidette; and Dan's wife Anne and their daughters Elizabeth, Courtney, Allison and Monique. Ellen was a beautiful person, a good friend, and a wonderful wife and mother. In keeping with her wishes, her body will be cremated and the ashes interred in the red Georgia clay she loved so much next to her parents, Dan and Nettie Phillips, and her sister Florence. Published in The Times-Picayune from 10/23/2008 - 10/26/2008. 

Family

James Lowry Rice (11 Sep 1923 - 11 Mar 2002)
Marriage*29 Oct 1955 She married James Lowry Rice on 29 Oct 1955 at age 31. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 1A, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Daniel O. Phillips, Head, M, 55, M, md @ 36, GA/GA/GA, Dry Goods Merchant
    Nettie Phillips, Wife, F, 46, M, md @ 27, GA/GA/AL
    Florence Phillips, Dau, F, 10, S, GA/GA/GA
    Ellen Phillips, Dau, F, 5, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Sister (-in-law), F, 51, S, GA/GA/GA.
  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. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.

James Lowry Rice

Male, #15834, (11 Sep 1923 - 11 Mar 2002)
Birth*11 Sep 1923 James was born on 11 Sep 1923. 
Marriage*29 Oct 1955 He married Ellen Josephine Phillips on 29 Oct 1955 at age 32. 
Death*11 Mar 2002 He died at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 11 Mar 2002 at age 78.1 

Family

Ellen Josephine Phillips (4 Oct 1924 - 11 Oct 2008)
Children
Last Edited7 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

George Pierce Sewell

Male, #15835, (7 Sep 1867 - 15 Apr 1942)
Father*John Asbury Sewell (26 Aug 1842 - 11 Jul 1923)
Mother*Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper (7 Jul 1845 - 2 Sep 1928)
Birth*7 Sep 1867 George was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 7 Sep 1867. 
Marriage*1889 He married Lena Bird at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, in 1889. 
Birth of Son28 Dec 1890 His son Audrey Sewell was born on 28 Dec 1890 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son2 Dec 1893 His son Horace Preston Sewell was born on 2 Dec 1893 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son10 Nov 1902 His son Loran Sewell was born on 10 Nov 1902 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Photographed*circa 1910 He was photographed circa 1910 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas,
George Pierce & Lena (Bird) Sewell (seated) and family standing (l-r): Loran, Audrey, Horace Preston, and Melle Sewell.1
George Pierce Sewell family
Death of Father11 Jul 1923 His father John Asbury Sewell died on 11 Jul 1923 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother2 Sep 1928 His mother Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper died on 2 Sep 1928 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death*15 Apr 1942 He died at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, on 15 Apr 1942 at age 74. 
Burial*16 Apr 1942 His body was interred on 16 Apr 1942 at Fredonia Cemetery, Union Co., Arkansas
Biography* The following obituary is from an unknown source: G. P. SEWELL OF SHULER SUCCUMBS Funeral Services To Be Held Thursday Morning George P. Sewell, 74, well known Union county farmer, died suddenly at his home in Shuler early this morning. Mr. Sewell was a long-time member of Fredonia Methodist church. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Lena Bird Sewell; three sons, Audrey, Horace P., and Loran Sewell, all of Shuler; one daughter, Mrs. W. H. McCollum of Hot Springs; six brothers, E. K. Sewell of Oceola, Ark., J. A. Sewell of Brownsville, Tex., and W. D., J. H., N. F., and A. C. Sewell, all of Shuler; and four grandchildren, Funeral services have been announced for Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at Fredonia Church, with the Rev. W. R. Burks and the Rev. T. D. Spruce, officiating. Interment will follow in Fredonia cemetery under the direction of Rumph Mortuary. Active pallbearers will be: Felix Harris, Edgar Powledge, Louie Flannigan, Medford Jerry, Hulen McCary, G. P. Powledge, Carl Miller and David Justiss. Honorary pallbearers will include: M. D. Justiss, Judge L. S. Britt, L. N. Culp, G. C. Emerson, W. E. Axum, M. E. White, J. R. Powledge, E. P. Trull, W. A. Alderson, W. E. Powledge, F. W. Powledge, Marcus Justiss, F. F. Justiss, J. M. Bishop, Tol Hawkins, G. S. Tatum, H. M. Powledge, Dr. R. W. Williams, P. F. McCullar, M. L. Morgan, John Young, W. P. Hooker, O. J. Coleman, G. I. Gilmore, W. W. Timmins, Sr., B. T. Galgraith, Walter L. Brown, H. Zumwalt, Tim McCullar, Grady Wooley, Robert Freeman, Jim Carroll, Sam Crawford, W. S. Morgan, E. M. Woolley, Joe Crawford, Joe K. Mahony, Dr. J. A. Moore, J. H. Dumas, H. C. McKinney, Sr., C. P. Byram, J. D. Worthington, J. C. Morgan, E. G. Powledge, R. E. King. W. L. Durdin, H. S. Matthews, S. S. Lacy, L. D, Mitcham, H. C. McKinney, Jr., R. N. Benson, W. F. Powledge, H. H. Morgan, Marvin Green, Frank Rodgers, Cheatham Gaddy, John Du Val, Joel Trull, K. L. Davis, W, K. Andress, L. W. Elza, T. W Chadwell, N. C. Marsh, Charles Hall, Maurice Hall, Tom Marlin, W. S. Britt, E. L. Pye, H. S. Yocum, John Y. Goode, Jim Scales, A. R. Buckalew, W. H. Matthews, B. F. Justiss, Ellis Rowell, J. E. Primm, W. L. LaGrone, Stone Schuler, M. G. Wade, R. J. Elder, Dr. J. K. Thompson, S. P. Portis, Roy Lewis, Dr. R. O. Elliott, Dr. E. J. Munn, J. G. Ragsdale, Clarence Russell, Donald Yocum and Joe Slade. 

Family

Lena Bird (27 Jun 1871 - )
Marriage*1889 He married Lena Bird at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, in 1889. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Aug 2006

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Paula Sewell Reynolds (Mrs. R. M. Reynolds) to Lew Griffin.

Lena Bird

Female, #15836, (27 Jun 1871 - )
Birth*27 Jun 1871 Lena was born at Georgia on 27 Jun 1871. 
Marriage*1889 She married George Pierce Sewell at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, in 1889. 
Married Name1889  As of 1889, her married name was Sewell. 
Birth of Son28 Dec 1890 Her son Audrey Sewell was born on 28 Dec 1890 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son2 Dec 1893 Her son Horace Preston Sewell was born on 2 Dec 1893 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son10 Nov 1902 Her son Loran Sewell was born on 10 Nov 1902 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Photographedcirca 1910 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph circa 1910 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas,
George Pierce & Lena (Bird) Sewell (seated) and family standing (l-r): Loran, Audrey, Horace Preston, and Melle Sewell.1
George Pierce Sewell family

Family

George Pierce Sewell (7 Sep 1867 - 15 Apr 1942)
Marriage*1889 She married George Pierce Sewell at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, in 1889. 
Children
Last Edited3 Aug 2006

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Paula Sewell Reynolds (Mrs. R. M. Reynolds) to Lew Griffin.

Emmett Karen Sewell

Male, #15837, (30 Oct 1869 - 22 Nov 1962)
Father*John Asbury Sewell (26 Aug 1842 - 11 Jul 1923)
Mother*Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper (7 Jul 1845 - 2 Sep 1928)
Birth*30 Oct 1869 Emmett was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 30 Oct 1869. 
Employment* Emmett's occupation: Methodist min.. 
Marriage*15 Oct 1899 He married Eliza C. Chumm on 15 Oct 1899 at age 29. 
Death of Father11 Jul 1923 His father John Asbury Sewell died on 11 Jul 1923 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother2 Sep 1928 His mother Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper died on 2 Sep 1928 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of SpouseMar 1949 His wife Eliza C. Chumm died in Mar 1949 at Osceola, Mississippi Co., Arkansas
Death*22 Nov 1962 He died at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, on 22 Nov 1962 at age 93. 
Burial*23 Nov 1962 His body was interred on 23 Nov 1962 at Osceola, Mississippi Co., Arkansas
Biography* Mrs. Ruth Sewell Primm wrote, 24 Oct 1977, that E. K. Sewell had been a chaplain in World War I. And although Rev. Sewell and Eliza Chumm had no children of their own, they raised William Doyle Sessoms, one of the children of his sister, Perlina, who died at the age of 37. William Doyle Sessoms went on to become a doctor in Texas. The following funeral notice is from an unknown source: Rev. E. K. Sewell Funeral services for the Rev. E. K. Sewell, who died Thursday in a Memphis rest home following an illness of several years, were held Friday in Oceloa. The Rev. Sewell was a brother of N. F. Sewell and A. C. Sewell, both of the Shuler Community. He retired 22 years ago after serving as a Methodist minister in the North Arkansas Conference for over 36 years. Other survivors include a number of nieces and nephews. 

Family

Eliza C. Chumm (circa 1874 - Mar 1949)
Marriage*15 Oct 1899 He married Eliza C. Chumm on 15 Oct 1899 at age 29. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Eliza C. Chumm

Female, #15838, (circa 1874 - Mar 1949)
Birth*circa 1874 Eliza was born circa 1874. 
Marriage*15 Oct 1899 She married Emmett Karen Sewell on 15 Oct 1899. 
Married Name15 Oct 1899  As of 15 Oct 1899, her married name was Sewell. 
Death*Mar 1949 She died at Osceola, Mississippi Co., Arkansas, in Mar 1949. 

Family

Emmett Karen Sewell (30 Oct 1869 - 22 Nov 1962)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Walter Duke Sewell

Male, #15839, (29 Jan 1872 - 18 Oct 1954)
Father*John Asbury Sewell (26 Aug 1842 - 11 Jul 1923)
Mother*Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper (7 Jul 1845 - 2 Sep 1928)
Burial*20 Oct 1854 His body was interred on 20 Oct 1854 at Fredonia Cemetery, Union Co., Arkansas
Name Variation He was also known as Duke. 
Birth*29 Jan 1872 Walter was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 29 Jan 1872. 
Employment* Walter's occupation: farmer. 
Photographedcirca 1896 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1896 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas,
Seated: John Asbury Sewell and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell; standing (left to right): Walter Duke Sewell, John Henry Sewell, Perlina Elizabeth Sewell, Noah Franklin Sewell, and Alvin Clement Sewell.1
John Asbury and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell family
Marriage*1898 He married Carrie Justiss at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, in 1898. 
Death of Spouse5 Apr 1899 His wife Carrie Justiss died on 5 Apr 1899. 
Marriage*29 Oct 1901 He married Ethel Vantrease at Atlanta, Columbia Co., Arkansas, on 29 Oct 1901 at age 29. 
Birth of Son23 Jul 1902 His son Eustace Woodard Sewell was born on 23 Jul 1902 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son6 Jul 1904 His son Ralston Vantrease Sewell was born on 6 Jul 1904 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son27 Feb 1911 His son John Allen Sewell was born on 27 Feb 1911 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of Father11 Jul 1923 His father John Asbury Sewell died on 11 Jul 1923 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother2 Sep 1928 His mother Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper died on 2 Sep 1928 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of Spouse23 Aug 1948 His wife Ethel Vantrease died on 23 Aug 1948 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas
Death*18 Oct 1954 He died at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, on 18 Oct 1954 at age 82. 
Biography* He was known as "Duke." The following obituary is from an unknown source: W. D. SEWELL Funeral services for Walter Duke Sewell, 82, longtime resident of the Shuler community who died in a local hospital Thursday night after a fortnight's illness, will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Fredonia Methodist Church. The Rev C. V. Mashburn and the Rev. Neill Hart will officiate. Pallbearers will be Mr. Sewell's Nephews. Burial will be in Fredonia Cemetery under the direction of Rumph Mortuary. The body will remain at the mortuary until time for the rites. Mr. Sewell, born Jan. 29, 1872, in Merryweather [read Meriwether Co.], Ga., the son of the late J. A. and Sallie Culpepper Sewell, had lived in Union County since the age of 6 years. A retired farmer, he married Miss Ethel Vantrease, now deceased. He was a member of the Fredonia Methodist Church. His survivors include one daughter, Mrs. W. L. Phillips, Tyler, Tex; three sons, E. W. Sewell, R. V. Sewell, both of El Dorado; and John Allen Sewell, Midland, Tex; three brothers, E. K. Sewell, Oceola; N. F. Sewell and A. C. Sewell, both of Shuler; and five grandchildren. 

Family 1

Carrie Justiss (27 Dec 1877 - 5 Apr 1899)
Marriage*1898 He married Carrie Justiss at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, in 1898. 

Family 2

Ethel Vantrease (13 Aug 1875 - 23 Aug 1948)
Marriage*29 Oct 1901 He married Ethel Vantrease at Atlanta, Columbia Co., Arkansas, on 29 Oct 1901 at age 29. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Paula Sewell Reynolds (Mrs. R. M. Reynolds) to Lew Griffin.

Carrie Justiss

Female, #15840, (27 Dec 1877 - 5 Apr 1899)
Birth*27 Dec 1877 Carrie was born on 27 Dec 1877. 
Marriage*1898 She married Walter Duke Sewell at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, in 1898. 
Married Name1898  As of 1898, her married name was Sewell. 
Death*5 Apr 1899 She died on 5 Apr 1899 at age 21. 

Family

Walter Duke Sewell (29 Jan 1872 - 18 Oct 1954)
Last Edited9 Jul 1999