Francis Marion Culpepper1,2

Male, #1547, (10 Aug 1853 - 13 Jan 1945)
Father*Robert Curtis Culpepper (27 Jul 1829 - 7 Feb 1864)
Mother*Rhoda Tison (9 Jun 1835 - 25 Feb 1914)
Birth*10 Aug 1853 Francis was born at Russell Co., Alabama, on 10 Aug 1853.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Rhoda, Francis, Virginia and John listed as a household member living with Robert Curtis Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Schley Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Father7 Feb 1864 His father Robert Curtis Culpepper died on 7 Feb 1864 at Marietta, Cobb Co., Georgia.4,5 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Rhoda, Gustus, Francis, Virginia and John listed as a household member living with Millington S. Johnson on the 1870 Census at Marion Co., Georgia.6 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Terrell Co., Georgia.7 
Marriage*7 Sep 1885 He married Serena Alice Smith at Benevolence, Randolph Co., Georgia, on 7 Sep 1885 at age 32.8,1,9
Serena Alice Smith
Francis Marion Culpepper
Birth of Son22 Jul 1890 His son Franklin McCurdy Culpepper was born on 22 Jul 1890 at Church Hill, Marion Co., Georgia.10,11 
Photographed*say 1900 He was photographed say 1900 at Randolph Co., Georgia.12
Frances Marion Culpepper
Francis Marion Culpepper
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Randolph Co., Georgia.13 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Cuthbert, Randolph Co., Georgia.14 
Death of Mother25 Feb 1914 His mother Rhoda Tison died on 25 Feb 1914 at Church Hill, Marion Co., Georgia.4 
1920 Census*1920 Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Girard, Russell Co., Alabama.15 
Death of Spouse30 Oct 1937 His wife Serena Alice Smith died on 30 Oct 1937 at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia.16 
Death*13 Jan 1945 He died at Winter Haven, Polk Co., Florida, on 13 Jan 1945 at age 91.1,2 
Burial*circa 15 Jan 1945 His body was interred circa 15 Jan 1945 at Rehobeth Cemetery, Shellman, Randolph Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Serena Alice Smith (9 Nov 1857 - 30 Oct 1937)
Marriage*7 Sep 1885 He married Serena Alice Smith at Benevolence, Randolph Co., Georgia, on 7 Sep 1885 at age 32.8,1,9
Serena Alice Smith
Francis Marion Culpepper
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
James Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1994 & 2005 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Rubye Jackson Lewis, Orlando, FL, e-mail address.
  2. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Francis Marion Culpepper, Polk Co., FL, Male, White, Vol 1133, Cert 2121, died 1945.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 50, Ellaville PO, Schley Co., GA
    R. C. Culpepper, 29, M, Overseer, -/$200, SC
    Roda Culpepper, 24, F, GA
    Frances M. Culpepper, 6, F, AL
    Virginia E. Culpepper, 4, F, AL
    John W. Culpepper, 1, M, AL.
  4. Robert Curtis Culpepper Family Bible, Printed 1802, Transcriber unknown.
    Rhoda Tison, born 9 Jun 1835, died 25 Feb 1914, married on 2 Sep 1852, Robert Curtis Culpepper, born 27 Jul 1829, died 7 Feb 1864.
  5. E-mail written Feb 2007 -Jul 2013 to Lew Griffin from Judy Roberts, e-mail address.
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 156B, Family 655, Tazewell PO, Marion Co., GA
    Mililton Johnson, 67, M, Works on Farm, $--/$--, GA
    Roda (Culpepper) Johnson, 36, F, GA
    Orion O. Johnson, 4/12, M, GA
    Francis Culpepper, 16, M, works on farm, AL
    Virginia Culpepper, 14, F, AL
    John W. Culpepper, 12, M, AL
    Mary Pool, 40, F, GA.
  7. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Eleventh, Page 226C, Terrell Co., GA
    Frank Culpepper, Self, M, S, W, 26, Farming, AL/AL/AL
    John Culpepper, Brother, M, S, W, 21, Laborer, AL/AL/AL
    Virginia Culpepper, Sister, F, S, W, 22, Keeping House, AL/AL/AL
    Penney Braswell, SSister, F, S, W, 11, At House, GA/GA/GA.
  8. Robert Curtis Culpepper Family Bible, Printed 1802, Transcriber unknown.
    Frances Marion Culpepper of Church Hill, Georgia and Serena Alice Smith of Benevolence, Georgia were married 7 Sep 1885 @ 7:00 PM by Rev. W. B. Stevens. Witnesses: Velma E. Smith and S. R. Stevens.
  9. E-mail written Apr 2010 to Lew Griffin from Jeff Carter, e-mail address.
  10. 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
  11. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Frank McCurdy Culpepper, RFD #3, Ashford, Houston Co., AL, Age 26, born 22 Jul 1890 in Church Hill, GA; Farmer; has wife and one child; Caucasian, No military experience, Short Height, Medium Build, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair, not bald, one bad eye; signed 5 Jun 1917.
  12. E-mail written Feb 2007 -Jul 2013 to Lew Griffin from Judy Roberts, e-mail address.
    In October of 2009 I made a trip to Georgia to see Rubye Lewis, who was there for a church homecoming, and to visit other family and collect more family pictures. I made a special effort to visit the family that has the original picture that was identified by Rubye in all sincerity as Robert Curtis Culpepper, b. 27 Jul 1829, d.7 Feb 1864 in Marietta, GA. I think she said that her mother identified it as Robert Curtis. The family that has the picture told me that they always thought it was Francis Marion Culpepper, Robert Curtis's son. Francis Marion's name, date of birth, date of death and those of his wife are written on the back. When I first got the picture I thought that it looked too modern to be a pre-Civil War picture, but didn't question it. Since then I have had much more experience dating pictures. The clothing and hair style are indeed too modern for the picture to have been taken before the Civil War. It is very similar in styles to of a picture of his brother, John Wesley Culpepper, taken around 1900.
  13. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 162A, Family 3, District 777, Randolph Co., GA
    Frank Culpepper, Head, M, Aug 1853, 46, md 14 yrs, GA/GA/AL, farmer
    Alice Culpepper, Wife, F, Nov 1857, 42, md 14 yrs, ch 5/4, GA/GA/GA
    Gussie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Sep 1888, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
    Frank Culpepper, Son, M, Jul 1891, 8, S, GA/GA/GA
    Rhoda Culpepper, Daughter, F, Oct 1893, 6, S, GA/GA/GA
    Sadie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Aug 1896, 4, S, GA/GA/GA.
  14. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 122, Page 23B, Gen.com Img #46-47, Family 21, Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA
    F. M. Culpepper, Head, M, 57, md 25 yrs, GA/GA/GA, farmer
    Loreen Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, md 25 yrs, ch 5/4, GA/GA/GA
    Frank Culpepper, Son, M, 19, S, GA/GA/GA
    Rhoda Culpepper, Daughter, F, 17, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julia Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, S, GA/GA/GA
    Palastine Smith, Father-in-law, M, 90, wid, GA/GA/GA, CSA Vet.
  15. ED 186, sheet 7, line 13.
  16. 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
    Mrs. Serena A. Culpepper, d. 30 Oct 1937 in Muscogee Co., GA, 26289.