Elizabeth Catherine Culpepper1

Female, #143, (22 Feb 1865 - 2 Jan 1949)
Father*Stephen Josephius Culpepper (c 1819 - 22 Sep 1894)
Mother*Dialva Adelia Wise (Sep 1838 - 5 Oct 1922)
Birth*22 Feb 1865 Elizabeth was born at Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, on 22 Feb 1865. 
Marriage*23 Dec 1880 She married Alexander Hamilton Haynes at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, on 23 Dec 1880 at age 15.2 
Married Name23 Dec 1880  As of 23 Dec 1880, her married name was Haynes. 
Death of Father22 Sep 1894 Her father Stephen Josephius Culpepper died on 22 Sep 1894 at Weldon, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.3 
Death of Mother5 Oct 1922 Her mother Dialva Adelia Wise died on 5 Oct 1922 at Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.4 
Photographed*23 Dec 1930 She was photographed on 23 Dec 1930 at Lisbon, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, at age 65
Alexander and Elizabeth Catherine Culpepper Haynes at their 50th wedding celebration. This photo was taken at the home of Milo Haynes, son of Elizabeth and Alexander.

The people in the photo are:

Front row L to R; Walter Van Zant, Angie Culpepper Van Zant, Elizabeth Catherine Culpepper Haynes, Alexander Hamilton Haynes, and John Haynes.
Back row L to R; Charles Newton Culpepper, Stephen H. Culpepper, Nancy Elizabeth Bays Culpepper (wife of Stephen H. Culpepper).

Angie, Elizabeth, Charles, and Stephen H. are all children of Stephen Josephius Culpepper by his second wife, Adelia Wise Culpepper.5

50th Wedding Anniversary
Death of Spouse7 Nov 1931 Her husband Alexander Hamilton Haynes died on 7 Nov 1931. 
Death*2 Jan 1949 She died at Jena, La Salle Parish, Louisiana, on 2 Jan 1949 at age 83. 
Burial*3 Jan 1949 Her body was interred on 3 Jan 1949 at Nolley Memorial Cemetery, Jena, La Salle Parish, Louisiana
Biography* From The Jena Times - Olla Tullos Signal; Jena, LaSalle Parish, La.
Obituary for ELIZA CATHERINE CULPEPPER HAYNES, LaSalle Parish, Lousiana
Date: January 6, 1949
Headline: Funeral Services for Mrs. Eliza Haynes held Monday Jan. 3
Final rites for Mrs. Eliza Catherine Haynes, 82, of Jena, who died Sunday, Jan. 2, at her residence, were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan 3, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. J.P. Owens officiating. Interment was in the Nolley Memorial Cemetery at Jena.
Mrs. Haynes had been ill about six weeks.
She was born Eliza Catherine Culpepper on Feb 22, 1865, at Colquit, La. She was married to the late A.H. Haynes in 1880. They lived in Colquit, Weldon, Verda, Columbia, and Jena, La.
The deceased was active in church work both as a Sunday School teacher and missionary work. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Janie Stewart, Jena, and two sons, Frank, of Jena, and Milo J. Haynes, of Lisbon, La.
Two brothers, ten grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
Grandsons who served as pallbearers were; M.J., Orville, Russell, Joe, and Don Haynes; Leville Glen, Edwin and Harold Stewart, and A.L. Mc Donald.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Kinner & Stevens Home for Funerals.
Wedding Anniversay Celebrated by Pioneer Couple
Lisbon, La., Jan 7 (Special) -- Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Haynes of Good Pine celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary Tuesday, December 23, as guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Haynes of Lisbon.
A. H. Haynes was born in Claiborne Parish a few years before the Civil War. Mrs. Haynes (Elizabeth Culpepper) was also born in Claiborne during the Civil War. They were therefore children during th eCivil War and experienced many severe hardships. The Fathers of both served in the Confederate Army. They had to pass through the dire times of the Reconstruction period, in which the white people of the South had to go through some very trying ordeals. They were able to survive all of this and were married on December 23, 1880, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Culpepper, father and mother of the bride, near Colquitt. The Rev. J. U. H. Whorton conducted the ceremony, and the license was presented to them by the late Drew Furguson of Homer, then Clerk of Court.
Shortly after marriage they left Colquitt and moved to the Weldon Community, where they cleared the land and established their home. Here it was that their six children were born. They remained in this community as esteemed Christian citizens until December 1906 (could be read as 1905) when they moved to Verda, Grant Parish, in order to better educate their children, as the public schools of Claiborne were very poor at that time. Their two youngest children received high school diplomas.
Since that time they have made their home in the parishes of Caldwell and LaSalle, the latter being their present home.
During their fifty years of married life they have always mutually shared their hardships and burdens as well as their pleasures and prosperity. Of course life hasn't all been shunshine, for during the fifty years the Death angel has three times visited their home and taken one of their children. Once, while they lived in Claiborne, death took their two year old son, Johnnie. Again, in April of 1919 when Alice the 21 year old school teacher daughter and baby of the family was suddenly taken. And again in March of 1925, when A. H. Haynes Jr. was called home, leaving three small boys. They, with the help of their widowed mother, [Stella Russell] have cared for them as their own.
They have now reached an advanced age. Mr Haynes being 75 and Mrs. Haynes near 66. All of their lives they have been active members of the Missionary Baptist Church. The doors of their home always being open to ministers of the gospel of any denomination.
It seemed very fitting that they should return to the parish of their birth and marriage on this 50th marriage anniversary.
They and all of their children and grandchildren and several of their brothers and sisters as well as nieces and nephews were present at a beautiful turkey dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Haynes. The home was beautifully decorated in Christmas colors and the table, large enough to accomodate all, was overflowing with deliciious foods which were served in the old-fashioned way. In the center of the table stood the large double decked cake topped with a miniature bride and groom.
During the pleasant afternoon other relatives and friends called to see and congratulate the pair upon their long and happy wedded life. Many brought attractive and useful gifts. Several pictures of the couple were taken, one with the cake. Immediately following, the cake was distributed to the guests in conjunction with a glass of punch.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Haynes, and their children, Frank Haynes, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Haynes; Grandchildren Edwin [Dick], Ayleen and Harold Stewart; M. J., Orville, and Russell Haynes; Levelle Haynes, Glen and Joe Haynes; J. H. Haynes and granddaughter Irene Faust; Mr. Charlie Newton Culpepper and son Cuba; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Culpepper and their son, Wm. Sherrill; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Vansant; Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Mitcham and children, L. D., Walter, and James; Mr. and Mrs. Dallas D. Culpepper and twin sons, Billy and Bobbie; Mrs. John Allen Culpepper and children Steve C. and Nelta Joyce; Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Greer and children; Mrs. Pauline Odom, Margaret and Edith; Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Culpepper and children Jocelyn and Billy Jean; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Fluitt and children Roberta and Alma.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Vansant motored from Dallas, Texas, to be present at the celebration. Mrs. Vansant being the youngest sister of Mrs. A. H. Haynes. 


Alexander Hamilton Haynes (6 Aug 1856 - 7 Nov 1931)
Marriage*23 Dec 1880 She married Alexander Hamilton Haynes at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, on 23 Dec 1880 at age 15.2 
ChartsRobert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Apr 2004


  1. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Opal Kelly Kennedy.
  2. Jordan Dodd / Liahona Research, compiler, Louisiana Marriage Records, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    E. C. Culpepper and A. H. Haynes, 23 Dec 1880, Claiborne Parish, LA, Book 3, p. 220.
  3. E-mail written 2001-2007 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Rose Harmia-Mitcham (Mrs. Timothy Brice Mitcham), e-mail address.
    Widow's Pension Application submitted by Adelia Culpepper on 24 Oct 1905 in connection with the Civil War service of her deceased husband, Stephen Culpepper.
  4. Louisiana Secretary of State / Division of Archives, compiler, Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    Aelia Wise Culpepper, 5 Oct 1922, 88 years, Caldwell Parish, LA.
  5. Douglas Orville Culpepper (#6831), compiler, e-mail address or e-mail address, Douglas Orville Culpepper website & e-mails, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree), 2000-2007.