Sarah Jane Stennett1

Female, #10884, (29 Nov 1835 - 20 Jun 1901)
Father*William Stennett (s 1805 - )
Mother*Mary Cox (s 1807 - )
Birth*29 Nov 1835 Sarah was born at Schuyler Co., Illinois, on 29 Nov 1835. 
Marriage*29 Jun 1851 She married Ephraim Culpepper at Schuyler Co., Illinois, on 29 Jun 1851 at age 15. 
Married Name29 Jun 1851  As of 29 Jun 1851, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Soncirca 1860 Her son Peter Culpepper was born circa 1860 at Arkansas
Birth of Soncirca 1862 Her son Ephraim Culpepper Jr. was born circa 1862 at Arkansas
Marriage*13 Oct 1869 She married Howell Terrance Boydston at Newton Co., Missouri, on 13 Oct 1869 at age 33. 
Married Name13 Oct 1869  As of 13 Oct 1869, her married name was Boydston. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Josephine, Ephraim, Laura, Peter and Sarah listed as a household member living with Howell Terrance Boydston on the 1870 Census at Granby Township, Newton Co., Missouri.2 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Sarah was listed as Howell Terrance Boydston's wife on the 1880 Census at Sheridan, Crawford Co., Kansas.3 
Photographed*circa 1885 She was photographed circa 1885
From Evelyn Delgado,, May 2000: "No one has identified the older woman in the front, but I believe that is Sarah Jane. The idea put forward now is that Sarah Jane's surname was Stinnett and her mother was Mary Cox. This is a new development for me; a real surprise, so I'll have to work through this to see how I am related to her.

The man standing behind her is Ephraim (Eph) Culpepper, her son. One of the men standing next to Eph is William B. (W.B.) Boydstun. I believe it is the fellow in the checked suit. Could the other person be H.T. Boydstun?

The woman sitting next to Sarah Jane in the striped dress is my great-grandmother Harriet Isabelle (Belle) Shuster Cox. She is married to John David (J.D.) Cox who is standing on the far right.

The woman in the front row with all the buttons down the front of her dress is Ora Culpepper, Eph's wife. I don't know who the woman is who is standing in front of J.D.. Actually she looks a lot like his daughter (my grandmother) turned out to be as an adult woman.

One woman might be W.B.'s wife and the other woman might be his sister Amy.

I believe this picture was taken about 1885 when John married Belle. I have another picture of them together wearing the same clothing. I had wondered if it were a wedding picture. If so, this was taken in MO. Sarah Jane would have been about 50 years old.

Eph and J.D. were best friends and were together often in Idaho."4
Sarah Jane Stennett Culpepper, widow of Ephraim Culpepper, and family
Death*20 Jun 1901 She died at Roseberry, Valley Co., Idaho, on 20 Jun 1901 at age 65. 
Biography* Last name based on Sarah's 1851 marriage record. Others believe Sarah Jane's maiden name was Cox. 

Family 1

Ephraim Culpepper (circa 1830 - before 1869)
Marriage*29 Jun 1851 She married Ephraim Culpepper at Schuyler Co., Illinois, on 29 Jun 1851 at age 15. 

Family 2

Howell Terrance Boydston (14 Jun 1834 - 21 Dec 1904)
Marriage*13 Oct 1869 She married Howell Terrance Boydston at Newton Co., Missouri, on 13 Oct 1869 at age 33. 
Last Edited30 Jan 2004


  1. Lana L Anderson, compiler, e-mail address, Booth, Brinkley, Boydstun, Tucker Family Home Page, Family Tree Maker Online, March 2002.
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Granby, Newton Co., MO, Family 234, page 383
    Howell Boydston, 35, M, Carpenter, IL (ID: 10885)
    Sarah (Culpepper) Boydston, 34, F, IL
    Laura Culpepper, 15, F, AR
    Josephine Culpepper, 13, F, MO
    Peter Culpepper, 10, M, MO
    Ephraim Culpepper, 8, M, MO
    Mary Boydston, 8, F, TX
    Mattie Boydston, 5, F, TX.
  3. FHL Film 1254378 National Archives Film T9-0378 Page 133A
         Relation     Sex     Marr     Race     Age     Birthplace
    Howell T. BOIDSTON     Self     M     M     W     41     IL
         Occ:     Farmer     Fa: ---     Mo: ---
    Sarah BOIDSTON     Wife     F     M     W     44     IL
         Occ:     Keeps House     Fa: ---     Mo: ---
    Josie BOIDSTON     Dau     F     S     W     23     IL
         Occ:     School Teacher     Fa: IL     Mo: IL
    Peter C. BOIDSTON     Son     M     S     W     21     IL
         Occ:     Miner     Fa: IL     Mo: IL
    Epheram BOIDSTON     Son     M     S     W     18     IL
         Occ:     Works On Farm     Fa: IL     Mo: IL
    Martha BOIDSTON     Dau     F     S     W     14     IL
         Occ:     Helps Keeps House     Fa: IL     Mo: IL
    William BOIDSTON     Son     M     S     W     10     IL
         Occ:     Attends School     Fa: IL     Mo: IL
    Emma BOIDSTON     Dau     F     S     W     6     MO
                   Fa: IL     Mo: IL.
  4. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Evelyn Delgado (grandaughter of Edna Cox Dixon), e-mail address.