Alexander Hamilton Stephens Culpepper M.D.

Male, #10048, (1 Apr 1852 - 12 Oct 1926)
Father*Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA (4 Mar 1807 - 15 May 1880)
Mother*Sarah A. Hall (30 Aug 1816 - 8 Aug 1897)
DNA* Alexander 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*1 Apr 1852 Alexander was born at Warrenton, Warren Co., Georgia, on 1 Apr 1852.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Sarah, Samuel, Sarah, Frances, Louisa, Nathaniel and Alexander was listed as a household member (Alexander Culpepper, 8, M, GA) living with Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Warrenton, Warren Co., Georgia.2 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Sterling, Sarah, Louisa, Nathaniel, Alexander, Martha, Sarah, Frances and Johnny listed as a household member living with Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA on the 1870 Census at Warrenton, Warren Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*19 Nov 1874 He married Virginia Louise Riviere at Warren Co., Georgia, on 19 Nov 1874 at age 22. 
Voter Registration*29 Nov 1874 He registered to vote on 29 Nov 1874 at Augusta, Richmond Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Father15 May 1880 His father Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA died on 15 May 1880 at Warren Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son4 Dec 1881 His son Keff Smith Culpepper was born on 4 Dec 1881 at Georgia.6 
Birth of Son21 Aug 1884 His son Robert Alexander Culpepper was born on 21 Aug 1884 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Spouse12 Sep 1884 His wife Virginia Louise Riviere died on 12 Sep 1884 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.7 
Marriage*22 Aug 1886 He married Fannie May Hardage at Cobb Co., Georgia, on 22 Aug 1886 at age 34.8 
Birth of SonMay 1887 His son William Thomas Culpepper was born in May 1887 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Birth of Son7 Dec 1889 His son Woodfin Grady Culpepper Sr. was born on 7 Dec 1889 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.1 
City Directory*1890 He was listed in the 1890 city directory for Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. Superintendent for F E Block; resides at 46 Powers.9 
Birth of Son12 Jan 1894 His son Walter W. Culpepper was born on 12 Jan 1894 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.1,6 
Birth of Son4 Dec 1896 His son Julius Edwin Culpepper was born on 4 Dec 1896 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.6,10 
Death of Mother8 Aug 1897 His mother Sarah A. Hall died on 8 Aug 1897 at Warren Co., Georgia.11 
Relocation*1898 He relocated in 1898 at Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia,12 
Birth of SonNov 1899 His son Otis Lee Culpepper was born in Nov 1899 at Clinch Co., Georgia.13 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Alexander was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia.14 
Photographed*say 1902 He was photographed say 1902 at Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia.15
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Alexander was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia.16 
Death of Spouse14 Jun 1917 His wife Fannie May Hardage died on 14 Jun 1917 at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia
Marriage*17 Mar 1918 He married Lorena Findley at Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia, on 17 Mar 1918 at age 65.17 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Alexander was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia.18 
Death*12 Oct 1926 He died at Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia, on 12 Oct 1926 at age 74.1,19 
Obituary*15 Oct 1926 End comes without warning to Homerville's Mayor Tuesday night, burial held today.

Homerville was shocked to learn of the sudden death Tuesday night at his home here, of Dr. A. H. Culpepper. Attacked with heart trouble, suddenly he passed out in a minute or two without getting to say anything to his wife who rushed to his side when she heard him gasping. He had been to Valdosta that day and had returned on the afternoon train. He complained of feeling fatigued, but no idea was entertained that is was to precede his death. He and his wife retired and about ten thirty. She was awakened by his loud gasping for breath. Drs. Huey and Bruce were called but death had already intervened.

The funeral was held this morning at the Baptist church, services being conductd by his former pastor, Rev. R.W. Bugg of Gainesville, Fla. All the children except Keff Culpepper and Robert Culpepper of Hot Springs, Ark. were present. The beloved former pastor paid a warm tribute to the memory of the deceased. Touching tributes were paid to his life and services by several citizens among them Mr. A J. Gibbs, Dr. H. G. Huey, School Supt. J. O. Rodgers, Mr. Geo. M. Dame, Editor Folks Huxford, and Mr. W.H. Hunter. After the services at the church the remains were carried to the town cemetery of which he was a trustee, and there the county convicts had been assembled and were allowed to view the remains for the last time. The convicts had been the object of his professional care for over fifteen years, and many of them wanted to attend the funeral. The school children also attended numbering about 250. The church was crowded many being unable to get in. The board of deacons of the Baptist church, of which Dr. Culpepper has been chairman for the past four years, were honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Messers A. J. Gibbs, W. V. Musgrove, J. T. Dame, Geo. M. Dame, A. A. Hall, A. N. Carswell, J. O. Rodgers, and Dr. H. G. Huey. The Masonic funeral ceremony was conducted at the grave.

Dr. Culpepper had lived in Homerville since 1898 and was one of the town and county's leading men. His stand in civic matters and town and county affairs generally, called him into prominence as a leading citizen. Possessed of a genial, hositable and sympathetic nature he had a winning personality. As a physician he enjoyed the confidence and respect of his fellow-practictioners.

Dr. Culpepper was born in Warren County, April 1, 1852, and received a very thorough education in the old Warrenton Academy. He studied medicine and after receiving his degree from the Atlantic Medical College in 1892 he began the practice of medicine in Atlanta and practiced there until he came to Homerville.

He made a couple of unsuccessful races fot the legislature before being elected in 1912. Serving through the session of 1913-14 he was defeated in 1914 by Judge R.G. Dickerson. In 1916 he was again elected defeating the late David J. Smith. In 1918 and 1920 and 1924 he was again an unsuccessful candidate. The doctor familiarly knew many of the leading men of Georgia and enjoyed a wide acquaintance among them. In 1904 he was elected Mayor of Homerville but failing to get through certain sanitary measures he advocated then, he resigned and did not seek the office again. However, in 1923 he was elected mayor and re-elected in 1924. Last January he was again elected.

Dr. Culpepper took a deep interest in the town's affairs and in recent years the two things that seemed to interest him most was the town affairs and the church affairs. On locating here in 1898 he was appointed local surgeon for the A.C.L. and held that until his death. In 1909 on the organization of the county chain-gang he was appointed county physician and from then until his death he looked after the health of the convicts and during this time only two died. The doctor united with the Homerville Baptist church in 1904 and in 1909 was ordained a deacon. Three years ago the board of deacons which numbered nine, elected him their chairman and as such he has had a big part in the government of the church. For eight or ten years, he was the faithful superintendent of the Sunday school. Since 1922, he has been the assistant superintendent.

In 1874 Dr. Culpepper was married to Miss Jennie Riviere and to them were born four children: Keff S. of Atlanta, Robert of Hot Springs, Ark., Mrs. Jolly and Miss Irma Culpepper of Clarkston. After her death he married in 1886 Miss Fannie Hardage of Warrenton, and to them were born five sons: W.T. and W.W. of Atlanta, W.G. of St. Louis, Mo., J.E. of Perry, Florida and Otis L. of New Smynia, Fla. The second wife died in 1917 and on March 17, 1918 he was married to Miss Lorena Findley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Findley of Homerville. She survives him together with all his children.

Indeed, a good man is gone!20 
Burial*15 Oct 1926 His body was interred on 15 Oct 1926 at Homerville Cemetery, Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia.12 
Biography* From Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804 -- 1929:
Dr. Alexander H. Culpepper
Born 1860 in Warrenton, GA, died 12 Oct 1926 in Homerville, GA from heart disease.
Type of practice: Allopath
States and years of licenses: GA, 1893
Places and dates of practices: Homerville, GA, 1893
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta: Atlanta Medical College, 1894
(C) Journal of the American Medical Association Citation: 87:1760


From the Masonic Lodge book in Homerville,GA:
Cassia Lodge No. 224 Free and Accepted Masons: Culpepper, Alexander Hamilton, Medical doctor---Petition filed March 1, 1902, elected May 10, 1902; intiated Aug. 9, 1902, passed Sept. 16,1902; raised Sept. 27, 1902. Junior Steward 1903, Senior Warden 1904; Senior Decon, 1905, 1910. Chaplin 1907, 1908, 1909. Masonic Funeral Oct. 15, 1926.21 

Family 1

Virginia Louise Riviere (Oct 1852 - 12 Sep 1884)
Marriage*19 Nov 1874 He married Virginia Louise Riviere at Warren Co., Georgia, on 19 Nov 1874 at age 22. 
Children

Family 2

Fannie May Hardage (4 May 1860 - 14 Jun 1917)
Marriage*22 Aug 1886 He married Fannie May Hardage at Cobb Co., Georgia, on 22 Aug 1886 at age 34.8 
Children

Family 3

Lorena Findley (circa 1874 - 14 Sep 1948)
Marriage*17 Mar 1918 He married Lorena Findley at Homerville, Clinch Co., Georgia, on 17 Mar 1918 at age 65.17 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2008 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from William Randle 'Bill' Culpepper (#10088), e-mail address.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 103 (Ancestry.com image #103), Warrenton District, Warren Co., GA
    S. R. Culpepper, 53, M, GA, Farmer, $4,400/$20,637
    Sarah Culpepper, 43, F, GA
    Samuel Culpepper, 24, M, GA, Farm Laborer, $-/$1500
    Sarah Culpepper, 19, F, GA
    Fannie Culpepper, 18, F, GA
    Louisa Culpepper, 16, F, GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    Alexander Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 101, Warrenton, Warren Co., GA
    Sampson R. Culpepper, 63, M, GA
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 53, F, GA
    Sarah J. Culpepper, 27, F, GA
    Lou L. Culpepper, 24, F, GA
    Nathan W. Culpepper, 20, M, GA
    Alexander J. Culpepper, 18, M, GA
    May Culpepper, 25, F, GA
    Fannie A. Hill, 26, F
    Johnny R. Hill, 3, M
    Starl Culpepper, 45, M, GA.
  4. Augusta Chronicle - Online Archives, Augusta, GA.
    http://augustaarchives.com/
    29 Nov 1874, page 2.
  5. Mortality Schedule to 1880 Census, Warren Co., GA:
    Sampson Culpepper, 73, M, White, Md, NC/NC/NC, Farmer, died May 1880 from Paralysis.
  6. 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
  7. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
    "A rediscovery of Fannie's small Bible last week gave more detail about Jennie Culpepper. She was born October 1852 and died 12 September 1884. She was buried 14 September 1884 in the James T. Carter (husband of Jennie's sister, Emma Reviere) family plot at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.'
  8. Mary M. Hancock, compiler, Cobb County, Georgia, Index to White Marriages, 1865-1937, and Index to Black Marriages, 1865-1966, Marietta, GA: Cobb County Genealogical Society, 1995.
    A. H. Culpepper and Fannie M. Hardage, 22 Aug 1886, Cobb Co., GA, Book C, p 283.
  9. Atlanta City Directory, 1889 and 1890. Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co. Published on and extracted from Ancestry.com .
  10. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Julius Edwin Culpepper, Leon Co., FL, White, 04 Dec 1896 - 21 Aug 1979.
  11. Correspondence from Ruth Allison Waldron Hill, (Collection of Letters between Hill and Hopkins), to Elizabeth Hopkins, 1950-1952, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 164,482.
  12. See obituary.
  13. Birth from 1900 census.
  14. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 15, page 10A, Homerville, Clinch Co., GA
    A. H. Culpepper, Head, M, Apr 1852 (48), M 14, GA/GA/GA, Physician
    Fannie M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Jan 1860 (40), M 14, ch 5/5, GA/GA/GA
    Willie Culpepper, Son, M, May 1887 (13), S, GA/GA/GA
    Grady Culpepper, Son, M, Dec 1890 (9), S, GA/GA/GA
    Walter Culpepper, Son, M, Dec 1894 (5), S, GA/GA/GA
    Edwin Culpepper, Son, M, Dec 1896 (3), S, GA/GA/GA
    Otis Lee Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1899 (6/12), S, GA/GA/GA.
  15. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
  16. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 37, page 9B, Peagles(?) Avenue, Homerville, Clinch Co., GA
    Alex H. Culpepper, Head, M, 58, M2 24, GA/GA/GA, Medical Doctor
    Fannie Culpepper, Wife, F, 50, M1 24, ch 5/5, GA/GA/GA
    Walter Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, GA/GA/GA
    Edwin Culpepper, Son, M, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
    Otis Lee Culpepper, Son, M, 10, S, GA/GA/GA.
  17. See obituary for Dr. Culpepper.
  18. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 63, page 8A, Church Street, Homerville, Clinch Co., GA
    Alexander H. Culpepper, Head, M, 67, M, GA/GA/GA, Medical Doctor
    Lorena Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, M, GA/GA/GA.
  19. 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
    Alexander H. Culpepper, d. 12 Oct 1926 in Clinch Co., GA, 23648-H.
  20. Obituary of Dr. A. H. Culpepper (#10048), published 15 Oct 1926 in the Clinch County News, Homerville, Georgia. (Provided by Becky (Mrs. William) Culpepper).
  21. E-mail written 2000-2007 to Warren Culpepper from Rebecca Anne 'Becky' McClurg Culpepper (#10084), e-mail address.