Adelia Angeline Culpepper1

Female, #146, (16 Sep 1875 - 18 Nov 1944)
Father*Stephen Josephius Culpepper (c 1819 - 22 Sep 1894)
Mother*Dialva Adelia Wise (Sep 1838 - 5 Oct 1922)
Birth*16 Sep 1875 Adelia was born at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, on 16 Sep 1875.1 
Marriage*4 Apr 1888 She married Benjamin Brockman Mitcham at Union Parish, Louisiana, on 4 Apr 1888 at age 12.2 
Married Name4 Apr 1888  As of 4 Apr 1888, her married name was Mitcham. 
Marriage*23 Nov 1892 She married Charter Nicholas Fain at Union Co., Arkansas, on 23 Nov 1892 at age 17. 
Married Name23 Nov 1892  As of 23 Nov 1892, her married name was Fain. 
Death of Father22 Sep 1894 Her father Stephen Josephius Culpepper died on 22 Sep 1894 at Weldon, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.3 
Photographed*say 1910 She was photographed say 1910.4
Adelia Angeline & Lorenzo Dowe Mitcham
Married Name Her married name was Van Zant. 
Marriage* She married Walter E. Van Zant
Death of Mother5 Oct 1922 Her mother Dialva Adelia Wise died on 5 Oct 1922 at Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.5 
Photographed23 Dec 1930 She appeared in a photograph on 23 Dec 1930 at Lisbon, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, at age 74
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.6

50th Wedding Anniversary
Death*18 Nov 1944 She died at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 18 Nov 1944 at age 69.1 
Biography* Angeline and Benjamin had a son, L. D. Mitcham, who married Edna Cooper in 1915. Edna was the daughter of Carl Cooper and Ellender Newsom who married in 1896 and were from El Dorado, Union Co., AR. Obituaries for L. D. and Edna:
     L. D. Mitcham, 69, Hillsboro St., died Thursday aftermoon in a local hospital after a ling illness. Mr. Mitcham was born Feb. 11, 1892. Mr. Mitcham was a retired general contractor. He had lived in El Dorado since 1913 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Mitcham was a member of the Men's bible Class of 47 years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs Edna Mitcham of El Dorado, one daughter Mrs. Ann Watts of Olando, Fla., three sons, Walter Newson Mitcham, James Cooper Mitcham, and Thomas C. Mitcham all of El Dorado; five brothers; four sisters; 13 grandchildren and one great greatchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church with the Dr. W. W. Warmath officiation, assisted by the Rev. Lewis Smith. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery under direction of Rumph Morturay. The body will remain at the Mortuary until one hour prior to funeral time.
     Mrs. Edna Matilda Mitcham age 83, of 422 Garland St. died Thurday in an El Dorado nursing home following a long illness. Mrs. Mitcham the widow of L. D. Mitchan was born Nov. 1, 1897 in Union County and the daughter of Carl S. and Ellender Newsom Cooper. She was a life-long resident of El and a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviviors include three sons, Walter "Dutch" Mitcham and James C. Mitcham, both of El Dorado, Thomas C. Mitcham of Pell City, Ala. one daughter Ann M. Austin of El Dorado; 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rumph Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Bruce Murphy and Rev. David Weeks officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery under the direction of Rumph Mortuary. 
Descendant*Mar 2004 See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Adelia Angeline Culpepper who would like to communicate with other descendants.1 

Family 1

Benjamin Brockman Mitcham (circa 1868 - )
Marriage*4 Apr 1888 She married Benjamin Brockman Mitcham at Union Parish, Louisiana, on 4 Apr 1888 at age 12.2 

Family 2

Charter Nicholas Fain (say 1868 - )
Marriage*23 Nov 1892 She married Charter Nicholas Fain at Union Co., Arkansas, on 23 Nov 1892 at age 17. 

Family 3

Walter E. Van Zant (say 1868 - )
Marriage* She married Walter E. Van Zant
ChartsRobert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001-2007 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Rose Harmia-Mitcham (Mrs. Timothy Brice Mitcham), e-mail address.
  2. Jordan Dodd / Liahona Research, compiler, Louisiana Marriage Records, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5228.htm
    Angie Culpepper and Brock B. Michem, 4 Apr 1888, Union Parish, LA.
  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. E-mail written 2004 from T. R. Mitcham, e-mail address.
  5. Louisiana Secretary of State / Division of Archives, compiler, Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/6697.htm
    Aelia Wise Culpepper, 5 Oct 1922, 88 years, Caldwell Parish, LA.
  6. 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.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com