Mary Louisa Culpepper

Female, #1655, (8 Mar 1864 - 19 Aug 1933)
Father*William Thomas A. L. Culpepper (Oct 1836 - 20 May 1917)
Mother*Mariah Louisa Wall (Oct 1836 - 4 May 1920)
Birth*8 Mar 1864 Mary was born at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia, on 8 Mar 1864.1 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mariah, George, Martin, Mary, Martha and Alice listed as a household member living with William Thomas A. L. Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia.2 
Photographed*say 1884 She was photographed say 1884.3
Richard T. & Mary Louisa (Culpepper) Porter
Married Name3 Feb 1884  As of 3 Feb 1884, her married name was Porter. 
Marriage*3 Feb 1884 She married Richard Taliaferro Porter at Russell Co., Alabama, on 3 Feb 1884 at age 19.3 
Death of Spouse12 Jun 1912 Her husband Richard Taliaferro Porter died on 12 Jun 1912.4 
Photographed*circa 14 Jun 1912 She was photographed circa 14 Jun 1912 at Russell Co., Alabama,
From Susan Tompkins:
The last picture is a copy of an old tin type of Mary Louisa Culpepper Porter and we believe it was made from a picture taken the day of William's funeral....3 
Death of Father20 May 1917 Her father William Thomas A. L. Culpepper died on 20 May 1917 at Russell Co., Alabama.5,6 
Death of Mother4 May 1920 Her mother Mariah Louisa Wall died on 4 May 1920 at Girard, Russell Co., Alabama.3 
Death*19 Aug 1933 She died at Russell Co., Alabama, on 19 Aug 1933 at age 69.1 
Burial*say 21 Aug 1933 Her body was interred say 21 Aug 1933 at Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Russell Co., Alabama.1 
Note*15 Dec 2014 From Tompkins :
I often heard my mother speak of aunts Alice, Mandy, Opheliaand Sallie. She was already grown by the time they died. She had several pictures of aunt Mandy. She would point out the home place of her aunt Ophelia on 14th Street in PC. Mother was born and raised in a house on the corner of 15th Street and 18th Avenue and most of these aunts lived within walking distance - except Sallie. Aunt Sallie lived out at Crawford near the old home place of William and Mary and also the cemeteries where a good many of them and their extended families are buried.3 


Richard Taliaferro Porter (29 Feb 1856 - 12 Jun 1912)
Marriage*3 Feb 1884 She married Richard Taliaferro Porter at Russell Co., Alabama, on 3 Feb 1884 at age 19.3 
ChartsJames Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 May 2015


  1. Find a Grave (online database)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 16521950.
  2. 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.
  3. E-mail written Dec 2014 - Feb 2015 to Lew Griffin from Susan Webster Thompkins, Phone 706-888-0866, e-mail address.
  4. Find a Grave (online database)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 16521971.
  5. Alabama Deaths, 1908-59.
  6. Find a Grave (online database)
    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.