William Thomas A. L. Culpepper1,2

Male, #1488, (Oct 1836 - 20 May 1917)
Father*Henry Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA (18 Dec 1811 - 11 Aug 1884)
Mother*Tempy Tucker (May 1811 - 27 Mar 1888)
DNA* William has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Henry Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA. DNA has also proved that Henry is a grandson of James Culpepper of Nash and 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name Variation He was also known as William Thomas Culpepper. 
Name Variation He was also known as W M Culpepper.3 
Birth*Oct 1836 William was born at Muscogee Co., Georgia, in Oct 1836.4 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Emaline, Benjamin, John, Nathaniel, Mary, William, Angeline and Tempy listed as a household member living with Henry Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Muscogee Co., Georgia.4 
Relocation13 Feb 1854 He, as a family member, accompanied Henry Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA in relocating on 13 Feb 1854 at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia; The Culpeppers did not literally relocate but were living in the southern part of Muscogee County in 1854 when that part of the Muscogee was split off to form Chattahoochee County, with Cusseta as its county seat. 
Marriage*12 Dec 1858 He married Mariah Louisa Wall at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia, on 12 Dec 1858 at age 22.5 
Birth of Son30 Sep 1859 His son George Andrew Culpepper was born on 30 Sep 1859 at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son31 Jan 1861 His son Martin Van Buren Culpepper was born on 31 Jan 1861 at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia.7 
Civil War*circa 1863 He served in the War Between the States circa 1863

     Co. C, 17th GA Infantry. 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia.8 
Photographedsay 1880 He was photographed say 1880.9
William M. Culpepper & son
Photographed*say 1880 He was photographed say 1880.9
William M. Culpepper
Death of Father11 Aug 1884 His father Henry Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA died on 11 Aug 1884 at Lee Co., Alabama.10 
Death of Mother27 Mar 1888 His mother Tempy Tucker died on 27 Mar 1888 at Lee Co., Alabama.10 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Girard, Russell Co., Alabama.11 
1910 Census*1910 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Russell Co., Alabama
Death of Son16 May 1913 His son George Andrew Culpepper died on 16 May 1913 at Russell Co., Alabama.12 
Death*20 May 1917 He died at Russell Co., Alabama, on 20 May 1917 at age 80.13,14 
Research note*5 Feb 2015 From Susan Tompkins:
It appears William T.A.L. and Mariah Louisa Wall Culpepper moved from Chattahoochee County, Georgia to Phenix City, Alabama sometime after Sallie was born 16 MAY 1872 and before Frances Rowena 'Roey' was born on 14 AUG 1874.

After the turn of the century and up until the early 1930s what is now known as 'Phenix City' was called 'Girard'. Also you literally went from one street to the next and it would go from being Lee County to Russell County. That was why if I knew someone was born in Phenix City – Iisted them as Lee or Russell. Today, the location of their births would be Russell County.9 

Family

Mariah Louisa Wall (Oct 1836 - 4 May 1920)
Marriage*12 Dec 1858 He married Mariah Louisa Wall at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia, on 12 Dec 1858 at age 22.5 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
James Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 May 2015

Citations

  1. William T. A. L. is the name on his marriage license. I noticed it was reported as 'William Culpepper' on the 1850 and 1870 census and as 'WM' on the 1900 census - with the W and M being written so close that when it is translated to a typed version it is displayed as 'W M'. Also on the death index and where Mariah applied for his Confederate pension - of $1.50 - it is shown as 'W M'.
  2. E-mail written Dec 2014 - Feb 2015 to Lew Griffin from Susan Webster Thompkins, Phone 706-888-0866, e-mail address.
    from marriage certificate.
  3. From census listings.
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 347A, Hallocox District, Muscogee Co., GA
    Henry Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $300, NC
    Emfenand? Culpepper, 40, M, Jones Co., GA
    Angeline Culpepper, 14, F, Muscogee Co., GA
    William Culpepper, 12, M, Muscogee Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 10, F, Muscogee Co., GA
    Nathaniel Culpepper, 8, M, Muscogee Co., GA
    John Culpepper, 6, M, Muscogee Co., GA
    Benjamin Culpepper, 4, M, Muscogee Co., GA
    Emaline Culpepper, 2, F, Muscogee Co., GA.
  5. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Marriages of Chattahoochee Co., GA, 1854 - 1889. From file contributed by Sue Meinhart:
    Wm. T. A. L Culpepper and Mariah L. Wall on 12 Dec 1858 in Chattahoochee Co., GA.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 503, Cusseta PO, Chattahoochee Co., GA
    William Culpepper, 21, M, Farmer, -/$100, GA
    Mariah Culpepper, 22, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 6/12, M, GA.
  7. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 14420183.
  8. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 10B-11A, Family 16, Cusseta PO, Chattahoochee Co., GA
    William Culpepper, 32, M, Farmer, $100/$150, GA
    Maria Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    Martin Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    Alice Culpepper, 2, F, GA.
  9. E-mail written Dec 2014 - Feb 2015 to Lew Griffin from Susan Webster Thompkins, Phone 706-888-0866, e-mail address.
  10. E-mail written 2002 - 2013 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Sondra Jo Gay Lee (d/o #39082), e-mail address (Apr 2013).
    from Bible of Henry & Northann (Howard) Culpepper in her possession.
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Girard, Russell, Alabama; Roll: 38; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0140; FHL microfilm: 1240038

    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:     
    NAME     AGE
    W M Culpepper     63
    Mariah Culpepper     63
    Ofelia Culpepper     22.
  12. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
  13. Ancestry.com. Alabama Deaths, 1908-59.
  14. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 42907963

    Survived by wife; son, M.V. Culpepper; daughters, Mrs. M.L. Porter, Mrs. E. L. Ramsey, Mrs. N.E. Wynn, Mrs. Rocy Wynn, Mrs. Lucy Porter, Miss Mary Culpepper, and Miss Emma Culpepper.

    (Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer obit.