(?) Burford

Female, #21091, (after 1867 - )
Father*Drew Burford (c 1838 - 13 Jun 1913)
Mother*Margarite Shirley (c 1841 - Jun 1930)
Birth*after 1867 (?) was born after 1867. 
Marriage* She married Joel DuBose

Family

Joel DuBose (after 1866 - )
Last Edited19 Aug 2000

W. S. Burford

Male, #21092, (after 1867 - )
Father*Drew Burford (c 1838 - 13 Jun 1913)
Mother*Margarite Shirley (c 1841 - Jun 1930)
Birth*after 1867 W. was born after 1867. 
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

Joel DuBose

Male, #21093, (after 1866 - )
Birth*after 1866 Joel was born after 1866. 
Marriage* He married (?) Burford

Family

(?) Burford (after 1867 - )
Last Edited19 Aug 2000

(?) Sessoms

Female, #21096, (after 1875 - )
Birth*after 1875 (?) was born after 1875. 
Marriage* She married John Buck

Family

John Buck (after 1873 - )
Last Edited11 Feb 2007

John Buck

Male, #21097, (after 1873 - )
Birth*after 1873 John was born after 1873. 
Marriage* He married (?) Sessoms

Family

(?) Sessoms (after 1875 - )
Last Edited11 Feb 2007

(?) Sewell

Female, #21098, (say 1906 - )
Father*Walter Duke Sewell (29 Jan 1872 - 18 Oct 1954)
Mother*Ethel Vantrease (13 Aug 1875 - 23 Aug 1948)
Birth*say 1906 (?) was born say 1906. 
Marriage* She married W. L. Phillips
Residence*1954 (?) resided at Tyler, Smith Co., Texas, in 1954. 
Biography*  (an unknown value.) 

Family

W. L. Phillips (say 1906 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Aug 2000

W. L. Phillips

Male, #21099, (say 1906 - )
Birth*say 1906 W. was born say 1906. 
Marriage* He married (?) Sewell

Family

(?) Sewell (say 1906 - )
Last Edited29 Aug 2000

John W. Park

Male, #21100, (circa 1831 - )
Birth*circa 1831 John was born at Georgia circa 1831. 
Marriage* He married Sarah Bull
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served as an officer in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865. 
Biography* According to p. 201 of the Historical Account of Meriwether County 1827-1974 compiled by Regina P. Pinkston, John W. Park was listed as a Confederate Major who began to practice law in 1848 and acquired a building called the "Park-Culpepper Law Office" in Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA in 1888 or 1889. "The building later became the law office of Major Park's son-in-law, Hon. N. F. Culpepper, another prominent Meriwether Co. lawyer. 

Family

Sarah Bull (circa 1840 - )
Child
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Sarah Bull

Female, #21101, (circa 1840 - )
Mother*Martha (?) (c 1810 - 13 Apr 1895)
Married Name Her married name was Park. 
Birth*circa 1840 Sarah was born at Georgia circa 1840. 
Marriage* She married John W. Park

Family

John W. Park (circa 1831 - )
Child
Last Edited21 Jan 2005

Frances Herring

Female, #21104, (say 1887 - )
Married Name Her married name was Lee. 
Birth*say 1887 Frances was born say 1887. 
Marriage* She married John Frank Lee
Birth of Son1 Oct 1915 Her son William Francis Lee was born on 1 Oct 1915. 

Family

John Frank Lee (say 1885 - )
Child
Last Edited4 Sep 2001

Francis Marion Lee

Male, #21105, (say 1855 - )
Birth*say 1855 Francis was born say 1855. 
Marriage* He married Sarah Houseworth
Birth of Sonsay 1885 His son John Frank Lee was born say 1885. 

Family

Sarah Houseworth (say 1857 - )
Child
Last Edited17 Sep 2000

Sarah Houseworth

Female, #21106, (say 1857 - )
Married Name Her married name was Lee. 
Marriage* She married Francis Marion Lee
Birth*say 1857 Sarah was born say 1857. 
Birth of Sonsay 1885 Her son John Frank Lee was born say 1885. 

Family

Francis Marion Lee (say 1855 - )
Child
Last Edited17 Sep 2000

John Frank Lee

Male, #21107, (say 1885 - )
Father*Francis Marion Lee (s 1855 - )
Mother*Sarah Houseworth (s 1857 - )
Birth*say 1885 John was born say 1885. 
Marriage* He married Frances Herring
Birth of Son1 Oct 1915 His son William Francis Lee was born on 1 Oct 1915. 

Family

Frances Herring (say 1887 - )
Child
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

William Sidenham Tigner1

Male, #21109, (say 1879 - )
Birth*say 1879 William was born say 1879. 
Marriage* He married (?) (?)
Marriage*say 1900 He married Marie (?) say 1900.1 

Family 1

(?) (?) (say 1881 - )

Family 2

Marie (?) (say 1882 - )
Child
Last Edited27 Feb 2005

Citations

  1. The Greenville News, Greenville, SC.
    http://greenvillenews.com/
    Obituary of Carolyn Tigner Culpepper, published 21 Feb 2005.

(?) (?)

Female, #21110, (say 1881 - )
Marriage* She married William Sidenham Tigner
Birth*say 1881 (?) was born say 1881. 

Family

William Sidenham Tigner (say 1879 - )
Last Edited27 Feb 2005

Marvin J. Willingham

Male, #21111, (1877 - 1948)
Father*James Carlisle Willingham (a 1842 - )
Mother*Jennie Justiss (s 1844 - )
Birth*1877 Marvin was born in 1877. 
Marriage* He married Emmie Lou Thomas
Birth of Son8 Sep 1907 His son Albert Marvin Willingham was born on 8 Sep 1907. 
Death of Spouse1924 His wife Emmie Lou Thomas died in 1924. 
Death*1948 He died in 1948. 
Burial* His body was interred at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Emmie Lou Thomas (1882 - 1924)
Child
Last Edited15 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 55.

Emmie Lou Thomas

Female, #21112, (1882 - 1924)
Father*James Marshall Thomas (15 Jan 1857 - 17 Nov 1907)
Mother*Leila Sewell (22 Mar 1863 - 30 Apr 1950)
Married Name Her married name was Willingham. 
Marriage* She married Marvin J. Willingham
Birth*1882 Emmie was born in 1882. 
Birth of Son8 Sep 1907 Her son Albert Marvin Willingham was born on 8 Sep 1907. 
Death of Father17 Nov 1907 Her father James Marshall Thomas died on 17 Nov 1907. 
Death*1924 She died in 1924. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Marvin J. Willingham (1877 - 1948)
Marriage* She married Marvin J. Willingham
Child
Last Edited15 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 55.

Emily Sarah Lee

Female, #21113
Father*William Francis Lee Jr.
Mother*Emily Susan Penland
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Mattie Chisolm

Female, #21114
Father*John Grier Chisolm
Mother*Martha Park Lee
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Lee Chisolm

Male, #21115
Father*John Grier Chisolm
Mother*Martha Park Lee
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Park Chisolm

Male, #21116
Father*John Grier Chisolm
Mother*Martha Park Lee
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Joseph J. Child

Male, #21117

Family

Martha Park Lee
Last Edited6 Aug 2000

Wilson Horace Sewell

Male, #21118, (29 Jul 1918 - 15 Jan 1991)
Father*Horace Preston Sewell (2 Dec 1893 - 30 Aug 1974)
Mother*Bessie Harris (9 Mar 1898 - Apr 1989)
Birth*29 Jul 1918 Wilson was born at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, on 29 Jul 1918. 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(U. S. Army Signal Corps.)1
Wilson Horace Sewell
Photographed*say 1943 He was photographed say 1943
Horace Preston Sewell sons L to R:
Murray Walton Sewell, William Wendell Sewell, Sr., Wilson Horace Sewell.1
sons of Horace P. Sewell
Birth of Son11 Jul 1954 His son Ricky Jean Sewell was born on 11 Jul 1954 at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas
Photographedsay 1956 He appeared as a son in a family photograph say 1956 at Union Co., Arkansas,
Left to right: Murray Walton Sewell, Horace Preston Sewell, Wendell William Sewell Sr., & Wilson Horace Sewell.1
Horace Preston Sewell & sons
Death of Father30 Aug 1974 His father Horace Preston Sewell died on 30 Aug 1974 at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of Son13 Jul 1976 His son Ricky Jean Sewell died on 13 Jul 1976 at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of MotherApr 1989 His mother Bessie Harris died in Apr 1989 at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas
Death*15 Jan 1991 He died at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas, on 15 Jan 1991 at age 72. 
Burial*say 17 Jan 1991 His body was interred say 17 Jan 1991 at Fredonia Cemetery, Union Co., Arkansas
Biography*  Bill Sewell
      Interview
      April 1, 1989 Page 1

      The following accounts were given by Mr. W. H. Sewell, a current resident of El Dorado Arkansas. Mr. Sewell was born on July 24, 1918, in the small rural community of Shuler, located approximately 18 miles West of El Dorado. Mr. Sewell is now seventy-one years of age and remembers well the days of his youth that he spent working on his father's 180 acre farm.
      Although times were hard during the days of the great depression, hard work and low prices were nothing to the Sewell family. Having come to this area in the 1870's these pioneer ancestors were well adapted to living off the land and what it provided. The land provided crops to feed the people and their livestock, and while the meals were not always what they wanted their was usually plenty for everyone. Most meals consisted of hardy foods such as Beef, pork, potatoes, beans, peas, bread, and in the summer there was plenty of fresh vegetables. Corn was used for feeding the livestock as well as being ground into meal. Mr. Sewell remembers loading his horse down with corn and taking it to the mill to be ground. In return for grinding the corn the man who owned the mill would receive a percentage of the corn.
      As a way of preserving the meat it was smoked in the smoke-house. Fresh meat might be distributed throughout the community. Because most all of the food was grown on the farm the only products needed from the store would be sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. Lye soap was made and used for cleaning purposes.
      The closeness of the farming community made life easier for everyone. Most of the people were related either as blood relatives or by marriage, although many were not. If a person fell ill and could not tend their crops the people of the community would pitch in and help. Mr. Sewell mentioned one case in which the people of the community would help a widow-woman and her five young children plant their crops. After the crops were planted the woman and her children could tend and harvest the fields.
      Life on the farm was filled with ups and downs. Mr. Sewell recalled that the summer of 1930 was a very dry one in which very little cotton was produced. Since cotton was the only cash crop raised on the farm at the time, there were many things that the family had to do without. There were four colored men working the fields along with Mr. Sewell and his brother. The wages earned at that time were about fifty cents a day, from sun up to sundown.
      In 1931 things looked much better. Because of a good year the farm produced fifty bales of cotton, fifty loads of corn, and large quantities of potatoes, peanuts, and vegetables. The fifty bales of cotton brought twenty-five cents per bale making a gross income of $1,250 for a years work.
      Mr. Sewell remembers a time in 1934 when they harvested his fathers crops earlier than usual. After finishing his fathers crop he went down the road about a mile to help harvest his grandfather's crop. After six days of harvesting the work was finally done. He received three dollars for his work, and the next day went to town and bought a pair of black and white wing-tip shoes for $2.95. Since there was no sales tax at the time, he spent the remaining nickel on a double-dip ice cream cone. Mr. Sewell also noted that at the time you could receive a haircut in town for about fifteen cents.

      When asked about recreation during this time Mr. Sewell said that there were a few local baseball and basketball teams in the area but because the roads were so bad you would never know if you would be able to get to a game or not. He said that on occasions local folks would gather for Saturday night ice cream suppers. This was a big event if they could get the ice from town.
      In 1936 the people of the Shuler community received some relief from the depression with the discovery of the Shuler oil field. Gradually this small farming community grew into a thriving oil community. It was during this time that the Hour and Wage Law was passed regulating both the hours you worked and the minimum wages received. Mr. Sewell noted that it was during this time that he received his first social security card.
The following obituary is from an unknown source: WILSON H. SEWELL Wilson Horace Sewell, 72, of 3520 W. Hillsboro St., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, in a local hospital. Born July 29, 1918, in Union County, he was the son of Horace Preston and Bessie Harris Sewell. A lifelong resident of El Dorado, he was the president, owner and operator of Shuler Drilling Co. A member of Dumas Memorial United Methodist Church, he was a U.S. Army Signal Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Jewell L. Sewell of El Dorado; a son, Gary W. Sewell of El Dorado; a daughter, Paula Reynolds of El Dorado, four grandchildren; and two brothers, Murray W. Sewell of Little Rock and Wendell Sewell of El Dorado. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Young's Chapel with the Revs. LaVon Post, Gill Sills and Bill Agee officiating. Burial will be in Fredonia Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Directors. The family will be at 3520 W. Hillsboro. Memorials may be made to Methodist Children's Home, 2002 S. Fillmore, Little Rock, AR 72212 or Dumas Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 146 S. Wyatt Drive, El Dorado.
      Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in a 19 Apr 1991 letter that Wilson Sewell "visited us from El Dorado, Ark. about 2 years ago. At that time I believe he mentioned that he had some heart problems. He evidently was quite successful in the oil business." 

Family

Jewell Lagrone
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

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

Murray Walton Sewell

Male, #21119, (3 Apr 1921 - 14 Oct 2004)
Father*Horace Preston Sewell (2 Dec 1893 - 30 Aug 1974)
Mother*Bessie Harris (9 Mar 1898 - Apr 1989)
Birth*3 Apr 1921 Murray was born on 3 Apr 1921. 
Photographedsay 1956 He appeared as a son in a family photograph say 1956 at Union Co., Arkansas,
Left to right: Murray Walton Sewell, Horace Preston Sewell, Wendell William Sewell Sr., & Wilson Horace Sewell.1
Horace Preston Sewell & sons
Death of Father30 Aug 1974 His father Horace Preston Sewell died on 30 Aug 1974 at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of MotherApr 1989 His mother Bessie Harris died in Apr 1989 at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas
Residence*1995 Murray resided at Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, in 1995. 
Death*14 Oct 2004 He died at Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, on 14 Oct 2004 at age 83.2 

Family

Faye Bishop
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Jul 2014

Citations

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

William Wendell Sewell

Male, #21120, (5 Sep 1933 - 18 Feb 2007)
Father*Horace Preston Sewell (2 Dec 1893 - 30 Aug 1974)
Mother*Bessie Harris (9 Mar 1898 - Apr 1989)
Birth*5 Sep 1933 William was born on 5 Sep 1933. 
Photographedsay 1956 He appeared as a son in a family photograph say 1956 at Union Co., Arkansas,
Left to right: Murray Walton Sewell, Horace Preston Sewell, Wendell William Sewell Sr., & Wilson Horace Sewell.1
Horace Preston Sewell & sons
Death of Father30 Aug 1974 His father Horace Preston Sewell died on 30 Aug 1974 at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas
Death of MotherApr 1989 His mother Bessie Harris died in Apr 1989 at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas
Residence*1995 William resided at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas, in 1995. 
Death*18 Feb 2007 He died at El Dorado, Union Co., Arkansas, on 18 Feb 2007 at age 73.2 

Family

Judy Pennington
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Sep 2014

Citations

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