Virginia Louise Riviere1

Female, #10049, (Oct 1852 - 12 Sep 1884)
Father*Jacob A. Hampton Riviere2 (s 1816 - bt 1854 - 1859)
Mother*Elizabeth Abbott2 (s 1819 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Jennie.3 
Birth*Oct 1852 Virginia was born in Oct 1852.4,5 
Marriage*19 Nov 1874 She married Alexander Hamilton Stephens Culpepper M.D. at Warren Co., Georgia, on 19 Nov 1874 at age 22. 
Married Name19 Nov 1874  As of 19 Nov 1874, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son4 Dec 1881 Her son Keff Smith Culpepper was born on 4 Dec 1881 at Georgia.6 
Photographed*say 1882 She was photographed say 1882.3
Virginia Louise (Riviere) Culpepper
Birth of Son21 Aug 1884 Her son Robert Alexander Culpepper was born on 21 Aug 1884 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.6 
Death*12 Sep 1884 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 12 Sep 1884 at age 31.5 
Burial*14 Sep 1884 Her body was interred on 14 Sep 1884 at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. Jennie is buried in the James T. Carter (believed to be the husband of Jennie's sister, Emma Riviere) family plot. "The friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Culpepper, and of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Carter, are invited to attend the funeral of Mrs. Jennie L. Culpepper, at the Third Presbyterian church, this morning at 10 o'clock." Atlanta Constitution, September 14, 1884.
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Biography* Judith Richbourg Jolly on 24 June 1999 wrote the following:
     Virginia Louise "Jennie" RIVIERE was born ca 1852 (1860 Census). Her parents, Jacob A. Hampton REVERE and Elizabeth ABBOTT were married 26 July 1837 in Warren County, Georgia. Warren County was most likely the place of Jennie's birth.
     Her paternal lineage has not yet been researched. Her mother's parents were Rev. William ABBOTT, Jr., a hardshell Baptist minister, and Penelope NEWSOME. They married on 9 August 1811.
     Rev. William ABBOTT's father was William ABBOTT, who is buried in the, ABBOTT Cemetery near Warrenton. "A maker of buckskin pants" is engraved on his marker.
     Jennie grew up with several brothers and sisters. Her sisters, Cornelia, Ann, and Elizabeth, were older than she, and her brother, John, was younger. It is probable, but not confirmed at this date , that ,she also had an older brother, W. J. L. RIVIERE.
     Her father, also known as Jacob A. H. RIVIERE, died between 1854 (the date of John's birth) and 1859. Jennie's mother, Elizabeth ABBOTT RIVIERE married William BAILEY on 3 November 1859.
     That same year Jennie's maternal grandparents also died. Elizabeth ABBOTT RIVIERE's father died 13 March, and her mother died 19 July, 1859. In 1860 the BAILEY family is enumerated in the Warrenton District of Warren County. Virginia is age 8.
     In 1865, at age 13, she wrote in pencil a note identifying her cousin Sophrunia, whose photo was in a daguerreotype that we inherited from Jennie's daughter, Fannie Leila CULPEPPER JOLLY. She placed the note behind the glass, where it remained hidden for over 100 years.
     In October, 1874 she married Alexander Hamilton CULPEPPER, son of Sampson Rose CULPEPPER and Sarah Ann HALL. They married in Warren County and were the parents of four children; Fannie Leila, Keff S., Robert, and Irma. They moved to Atlanta where Alexander Hamilton CULPEPPER studied medicine at the Atlanta Medical College.     
     The 13 September 1884 edition of the Atlanta Constitution printed that "Jennie L. CULPEPPER, wife of A. H. CULPEPPER, died on 12 September 1884 at 9:30 at her home on Simpson Street." Funeral services were held on 14 September at the Third Presbyterian Church in Atlanta at 10:00.
     She was buried in Lot 2 of Block 305, Section 21 of the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Her three young nephews, sons of James T. CARTER and Emma CARTER (one of Jennie's sisters), had predeceased Jennie and
were buried in that same lot. Her sister, Emma, would be buried there in 1898.
     Alexander Hamilton CULPEPPER remarried in 1886. His second wife died in 1916, and he married a third time in 1918. He died 12 October 1926 in Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia.2
 

Family

Alexander Hamilton Stephens Culpepper M.D. (1 Apr 1852 - 12 Oct 1926)
Marriage*19 Nov 1874 She married Alexander Hamilton Stephens Culpepper M.D. at Warren Co., Georgia, on 19 Nov 1874 at age 22. 
Children
Last Edited28 Mar 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail from Judith Richbourg Jolly e-mail address to Warren Culpepper, 13 Sep 2003.
  2. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
    Background piece on Virginia Louise "Jennie" Riviere, by Judith Richbourg Jolly, 24 Jun 1999.
  3. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
  4. 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
    Jennie Culpepper (Mrs.), 1854 - 14 Sep 1884, 30 yrs. (Oakland Cemetery).
  5. 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.'
  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