Margaret Bell Culpepper

Female, #1592, (5 Dec 1885 - 22 Oct 1975)
Father*Benjamin Franklin Culpepper (27 Feb 1845 - 19 Sep 1890)
Mother*Nancy Howard (27 Aug 1845 - 19 Feb 1918)
Name Variation She was also known as Mattie.1 
Birth*5 Dec 1885 Margaret was born at Chilton Co., Alabama, on 5 Dec 1885.2 
Death of Father19 Sep 1890 Her father Benjamin Franklin Culpepper died on 19 Sep 1890 at Chilton Co., Alabama.3 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 J., Ida, Mary, Margaret and Georgia was listed as a daughter in Nancy Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama. Nancy Culpepper appears to have enumerated all of her children in this census as if they were single and living at home even though some were married and living elsewhere..1 
Married Namesay 1903  As of say 1903, her married name was Cotton. 
Marriage*say 1903 She married John Weaver Cotton say 1903. 
Photographed14 Mar 1906 She appeared as a daughter in a family photograph on 14 Mar 1906 at Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama, at age 60
Left to right: Edgar Benjamin Culpepper, Mary Frances Culpepper, Margaret Bell Culpepper, Georgia Alabama Culpepper, and Nancy (Howard) Culpepper. Note that Mary Frances and Margaret Bell may be reversed, above. Help in identifying these two would be appreciated.4
Nancy (Howard) Culpepper & children
Death of Mother19 Feb 1918 Her mother Nancy Howard died on 19 Feb 1918 at Clanton, Chilton Co., Alabama.5,3 
Death*22 Oct 1975 She died at Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama, on 22 Oct 1975 at age 89.6 


John Weaver Cotton (say 1881 - )
Marriage*say 1903 She married John Weaver Cotton say 1903. 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Mar 2008


  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 96, Page 254A, Lines 9-18, Norton Ave., Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL (26 Jun 1900)
    Nancy Culpepper, Head, Wh, F, Aug 1846, 53, wid, ch 10/9, GA/AL/SC
    William F. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Jun 1870, 29, sng, AL/AL/GA, Farm laborer
    James N. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Mar 1872, 28, sng, AL/AL/GA, Day laborer
    Lula D. Culpepper, Dau, Wh, F, Mar 1874, 26, sng, AL/AL/GA. Knitter/Hosiery Mill
    Ida R. Culpepper, Dau, Wh, F, May 1876, 24, sng, AL/AL/GA. Knitter/Hosiery Mill
    Edgar B. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Jan 1878, 22, sng, AL/AL/GA, Farm laborer
    Charles H. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Apr 1880, 20, sng, AL/AL/GA, Day laborer
    Mannie Culpepper, Dau, Wh, F, Dec 1883, 16, sng, AL/AL/GA, Knitter/Hosiery Mill
    Mattie Culpepper, Dau, Wh, F, Dec 1885, 14, sng, AL/AL/GA, Toffer/Hosiery Mill
    Georgia Alabama Culpepper, Dau, Wh, F, Mar 1890, 10, sng, AL/AL/GA.
  2. E-mail written 2001-2008 to Culpepper Connections from William Edward 'Ed' Culpepper (#45433) (based in part on family interviews and records of Thurman L. Gallman), Charlotte, North Carolina, e-mail address.
  3. Benjamin D. Roberts, compiler, Cemeteries of Chilton, Clanton, Alabama: Mail Specialist, 198_, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.181 V3c.
    Cedar Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Chilton Co., Alabama (Page 164)
    + B. F. Culpepper, 27 Feb 1845 - 19 Sep 1890 (Private, Pemberton's Cavalry, 36th Georgia. Served one year and was then paroled)
    + Nancy Culpepper, 27 Aug 1845 - 19 Feb 1918.
  4. E-mail written March 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Judith Dean Gallman Schenck (#45754), e-mail address.
  5. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at, 2011.
    Nancy Culpepper died 19 Feb 1918 in Chilton Co., Alabama.
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at