William Anthony Kelley1

Male, #21961

Family

Ragenea Kaye Garrett
Children
Last Edited2 Jul 2009

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jul 2009 to Lew Griffin from Ragenea Kaye Garrett, 10242 Coleman Lane, Elberta, AL 36530, e-mail address.

Garrett Anthony Kelley1

Male, #21962
Father*William Anthony Kelley
Mother*Ragenea Kaye Garrett
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Jul 2009

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jul 2009 to Lew Griffin from Ragenea Kaye Garrett, 10242 Coleman Lane, Elberta, AL 36530, e-mail address.

Robert Anthony Kelley1

Male, #21963
Father*William Anthony Kelley
Mother*Ragenea Kaye Garrett
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Jul 2009

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jul 2009 to Lew Griffin from Ragenea Kaye Garrett, 10242 Coleman Lane, Elberta, AL 36530, e-mail address.

Donna Lynn Robbins

Female, #21964
Father*Donald Kelly Robbins
Mother*Exa Robina Culpepper (15 Sep 1926 - 28 Feb 2006)

Family

David Sullivan
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Nov 2007

Kyra Ann Robbins

Female, #21965
Father*Donald Kelly Robbins
Mother*Exa Robina Culpepper (15 Sep 1926 - 28 Feb 2006)

Family

Jeffrey Paul Ludwigson
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.

Dr. David Nichols Robbins1

Male, #21966
Father*Donald Kelly Robbins
Mother*Exa Robina Culpepper (15 Sep 1926 - 28 Feb 2006)

Family

Ruthie Horn
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.

Janna Sue Robbins

Female, #21967
Father*Donald Kelly Robbins
Mother*Exa Robina Culpepper (15 Sep 1926 - 28 Feb 2006)

Family

Dean Bordeaux
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Nov 2007

Shane McRae

Male, #21968
Father*Jerry Lamar McRae
Mother*Diane Aldredge Smith
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Sep 2000

Jeff McRae

Male, #21969
Father*Jerry Lamar McRae
Mother*Diane Aldredge Smith
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Sep 2000

Scott McRae

Male, #21970
Father*Jerry Lamar McRae
Mother*Diane Aldredge Smith
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

(?) Dodd

Male, #21971, (say 1881 - )
Birth*say 1881 (?) was born say 1881. 
Marriage* He married (?) Anderson
Birth of Son19 Feb 1911 His son Joseph Hugh Dodd was born on 19 Feb 1911 at Adairsville, Bartow Co., Georgia

Family

(?) Anderson (say 1883 - )
Children
Last Edited13 Feb 2007

(?) Anderson

Female, #21972, (say 1883 - )
Marriage* She married (?) Dodd
Birth*say 1883 (?) was born say 1883. 
Birth of Son19 Feb 1911 Her son Joseph Hugh Dodd was born on 19 Feb 1911 at Adairsville, Bartow Co., Georgia

Family

(?) Dodd (say 1881 - )
Children
Last Edited13 Feb 2007

Helen Dodd

Female, #21973, (say 1909 - )
Father*(?) Dodd (s 1881 - )
Mother*(?) Anderson (s 1883 - )
Married Name Her married name was Budd. 
Birth*say 1909 Helen was born say 1909. 
Marriage* She married (?) Budd
Residence*1979 Helen resided at Calhoun, Gordon Co., Georgia, in 1979.1 

Family

(?) Budd (say 1911 - )
Last Edited13 Feb 2007

Citations

  1. James Burie Clegg letter 23 Aug 1979.

Robert Stuart Brown Jr.

Male, #21975, (7 Jan 1975 - 2 May 1975)
Father*Robert Stuart Brown
Mother*Marta Jo Riddle
Birth*7 Jan 1975 Robert was born at Johnson City, Broome Co., New York, on 7 Jan 1975. 
Death*2 May 1975 He died on 2 May 1975. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

John Thomas Handley

Male, #21976, (22 Nov 1855 - 5 Nov 1951)
Birth*22 Nov 1855 John was born on 22 Nov 1855. Son of Newberry Oliver Handley and Sarah Ann Carleton.1 
Marriage*30 Oct 1875 He married Laura Ann Brooks on 30 Oct 1875 at age 19.1 
Birth of Sonafter 1882 His son Curtis Handley was born after 1882. 
Death of Spouse23 Mar 1939 His wife Laura Ann Brooks died on 23 Mar 1939.1 
Death*5 Nov 1951 He died on 5 Nov 1951 at age 95.1 
Burial*say 7 Nov 1951 His body was interred say 7 Nov 1951 at Old Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama

Family

Laura Ann Brooks (23 Jan 1861 - 23 Mar 1939)
Children
Last Edited24 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written Sep 2008 to Lew Griffin from Sarah Ann Brooks Sayers, e-mail address.

Laura Ann Brooks

Female, #21977, (23 Jan 1861 - 23 Mar 1939)
Father*William Brooks1 (17 Mar 1829 - 19 Dec 1907)
Mother*Elizabeth Lucy Williamson1 (2 Jan 1835 - 31 Aug 1877)
Birth*23 Jan 1861 Laura was born on 23 Jan 1861.1 
Marriage*30 Oct 1875 She married John Thomas Handley on 30 Oct 1875 at age 14.1 
Death of Mother31 Aug 1877 Her mother Elizabeth Lucy Williamson died on 31 Aug 1877.1 
Married Namesay 1882  As of say 1882, her married name was Handley. 
Birth of Sonafter 1882 Her son Curtis Handley was born after 1882. 
Death of Father19 Dec 1907 Her father William Brooks died on 19 Dec 1907 at Talladega Co., Alabama.1 
Death*23 Mar 1939 She died on 23 Mar 1939 at age 78.1 
Burial*say 25 Mar 1939 Her body was interred say 25 Mar 1939 at Old Lineville City Cemetery, Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama

Family

John Thomas Handley (22 Nov 1855 - 5 Nov 1951)
Marriage*30 Oct 1875 She married John Thomas Handley on 30 Oct 1875 at age 14.1 
Children
Last Edited24 Sep 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written Sep 2008 to Lew Griffin from Sarah Ann Brooks Sayers, e-mail address.

Curtis Handley

Male, #21978, (after 1882 - )
Father*John Thomas Handley (22 Nov 1855 - 5 Nov 1951)
Mother*Laura Ann Brooks (23 Jan 1861 - 23 Mar 1939)
Birth*after 1882 Curtis was born after 1882. 
Employment* Curtis's occupation: Ford dealer. 
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Hugo H. Culpepper Th.D.

Male, #21983, (5 Jan 1913 - 25 Nov 2000)
Father*John Hurlston Culpepper (26 Dec 1891 - 5 Oct 1970)
Mother*Ida Jewel Bradley (19 Nov 1892 - 18 Apr 1976)
Birth*5 Jan 1913 Hugo was born at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas, on 5 Jan 1913. 
1920 Census*1920 Hugo was listed as a son in John Hurlston Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas. 28 m-ED140/9/71 1411 W. 16th Ave.. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Hugo was listed as a son in John Hurlston Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas.1 
Graduation Hugo graduated at Waco, McLennan Co., Texas. Institution: (an unknown value). 
Graduation*1939 Hugo graduated at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, in 1939. Institution: (an unknown value). 
Marriage*1939 He married Ruth Cochrane in 1939. 
Residence*1941 Hugo resided at Philippine Islands in 1941. 
Residence1945 Hugo resided at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, in 1945. 
Employment*1947 He was employed in 1947 at Santiago, Chile
Employment1952 He was employed in 1952 at Buenos Aires, Argentina
Education*1959 He was a student at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, in 1959. S. Baptist Theological Seminary. 
Employment1960 He was employed in 1960 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky
Employment1965 He was employed in 1965 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky
Employment1970 He was employed in 1970 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky
Death of Father5 Oct 1970 His father John Hurlston Culpepper died on 5 Oct 1970 at Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother18 Apr 1976 His mother Ida Jewel Bradley died on 18 Apr 1976 at Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas
Retirement*1981 Hugo retired at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, in 1981. 
Death*25 Nov 2000 He died at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, on 25 Nov 2000 at age 87. 
Biography* Rev. Hugo H. Culpepper is the son of John Hurlston and Ida Jewel (Bradley) Culpepper. He was born and raised in Pine Bluff, AR.2 He graduated from Baylor University in Waco, TX and went on to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD.3 However, after he and Ruth McClain were married, the couple felt called to become missionaries.

In 1939, Rev. Culpepper graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY with a Master of Theology degree.3 In 1940, the Foreign Mission Board sent the Culpeppers to Kaifeng, China to teach at the All-China Theological Seminary.3 In the Henan Province of Zhonghua, Kaifeng is one of the most historic cities in China and formerly the capital of the empire during the period of the Five Dynasties.4

As war threatened, the U.S. State Department ordered an evacuation of China and, with the permission of the Foreign Mission Board, the Culpeppers removed to the Philippines with the intention of continuing their Chinese language studies.3 However, on 7 Dec 1941, Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor and, on 22 Dec 1941, the Japanese Army landed at the Gulf of Lingayen to begin an invasion of the Philippines.5

The Culpeppers were prisoners of war and were interned by the Japanese in a series of concentration camps but Rev. Culpepper made the most of his time, when he wasn't on work detail, Rev. Culpepper studied a copy of the New Testament in Greek and made a list of the 500 most infrequently used words in it.3 Over the next three years, Rev. Culpepper mastered Greek by reading through the Greek New Testament 12 times and studying the 21,000 references in A.T. Robertson's Greek Grammar book.3

Not until Christmas of 1942 while interned at Baguio were the Culpeppers, through the Red Cross, able to get word back to the United States that they were still alive.3 The Culpeppers were shifted from work camp to work camp and eventually their rations were cut down to one cup of corn meal mush a day.3 While in a work camp in Manila, the missionaries learned that American soldiers kept in a separate area were dying of starvation at a rate of 15 a day because they had no way of grinding their corn. The missionaries got permission to grind corn for the soldiers and kept the grinder going 24 hours a day and the death toll was cut in half.3

In March of 1945 U.S. troops retook Manila and Corregidor and the Culpeppers returned to Louisville, KY to convalesce.3 But, after the War, the Culpeppers returned to missionary work. The Foreign Mission Board first assigned Rev. Culpepper to teach at the Chilean Baptist Seminary in Santiago, Chile and then at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina.3

The Culpeppers returned to the United States and, in 1959, Rev. Culpepper earned a Doctor of Theology degree and asked to teach at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.3 In 1965, the Home Mission Board made him director of the Missions Division but, in 1970, Rev. Culpepper returned to teaching.3 Rev. Culpepper was Director of Professional Studies at the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and, in 1978, he was made the W. O. Carver Professor of Christian Missions and World Religions.3

After retiring in 1981, the Culpeppers had an opportunity to visit southeast England and see Wigsell south of Goudhurst which had been owned by Lord Culpeper.2 The couple enjoy their grandchildren, reading and occasional travel trailer trips.
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Obituary follows:
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Hugo H. Culpepper, Southern Baptist missionary, professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Director of Missions at the Baptist Home Mission Board, died quietly at the age of 87 on November 25, 2000. Life for Hugo was an adventure of discovering and responding to the grace of God. Born in Pine Bluff, AR, January 5, 1913, his parents were John Hurlston and Ida Jewel (Bradley) Culpepper, and his sister was Wanda (Bedell). After graduating from high school in 1931, he studied at Marion Military Institute for a year before entering the U. S. Naval Academy. He studied at Ouachita College (1932-34), and completed degrees at Baylor University (B.A. 1936), and Southern Seminary (Th.M. 1939). In 1939 he married Ruth Cochrane and was ordained to the gospel ministry. Together they were appointed as missionaries. In 1940 he won the Arkansas state weightlifting title for his weight division. Later that year, Hugo and Ruth sailed to China and began language study in Peking, and then in Baguio, Philippine Islands. From 1942-1945, they were imprisoned in Japanese concentration camps in Baguio and Manila. From 1947-1952, he was Professor at the Baptist Seminary, Santiago, Chile, and from 1953-1958, Professor at the International Baptist Theological Seminary, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Again responding to a distinct sense of God's leadership, he became Assistant Professor of Missions at Southern Seminary in 1958 and completed a Th.D., there in 1961. From 1965-1970, he served as Director of Missions at the Home Mission Board in Atlanta. In 1970, he returned to Southern Seminary as the W. 0. Carver Professor of Missions and World Religions. After his retirement in 1981, he served as visiting Professor at Mississippi College. Hugo Culpepper is survived by his wife, Ruth; his two sons, Alan and Larry; their wives, Jacque and Nancy; and three grandchildren, Erin, Rodney, and Jennifer. A memorial service will be held at Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Wednesday, November 29, at 10:00 A.M. Interment Floral Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Hugo and Ruth Culpepper Memorial Scholarship Fund, McAfee School of Theology, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 PM Tuesday at A. S. Turner & Sons. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 26 Nov 2000.) 

Family

Ruth Cochrane (5 Feb 1918 - 25 Mar 2001)
Marriage*1939 He married Ruth Cochrane in 1939. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35-41, Sheet #12-B, 604 W. Second Ave., Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $6500, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    J. Hurley Culpepper, Head, M, 38, M, md@19, AR/TX/AR, Retail Shoe Salesman, Vet=No
    Jewel Culpepper, Wife, F, 37, M, md@18, AR/KS/MO, Stenographer, County Official
    Hugo H. Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, AR/AR/AR
    Wanda Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, AR/AR/AR
    Frank M. Culpepper, Stepson, M, 24, S, AR/AR/AR.
  2. letter to Ms. Billie W. New 22 Nov 1987
  3. Brian W. Burton "Seeker of God" Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine, unknown date but after 1981,"Faith At Work" section, p. 6
  4. Getty Research Institute Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names: http://shiva.pub.getty.edu/tgn_browser/
  5. James Trager, The People's Chronology: A Year-by-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1992) p. 872

Janice Carol Graham

Female, #21984

Family

Rev. Michael Gene Griffin
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Rachel Elizabeth Griffin

Female, #21985, (1 Oct 1982 - 4 Oct 1982)
Father*Rev. Michael Gene Griffin
Mother*Janice Carol Graham
Birth*1 Oct 1982 Rachel was born at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, on 1 Oct 1982. 
Death*4 Oct 1982 She died at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, on 4 Oct 1982. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Joseph Ross Griffin

Male, #21986, (1 Oct 1982 - 17 Oct 1982)
Father*Rev. Michael Gene Griffin
Mother*Janice Carol Graham
Birth*1 Oct 1982 Joseph was born at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, on 1 Oct 1982. 
Death*17 Oct 1982 He died at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, on 17 Oct 1982. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999