John Micajah Culpepper

Male, #20699, (20 Aug 1859 - 25 Jun 1946)
Father*William Jefferson Culpepper (23 Oct 1837 - 8 Apr 1864)
Mother*Emily Elizabeth Reese (28 Mar 1836 - 7 Nov 1911)
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*20 Aug 1859 John was born at Rusk Co., Texas, on 20 Aug 1859. 
Employment* John's occupation: merchant. 
Death of Father8 Apr 1864 His father William Jefferson Culpepper died on 8 Apr 1864 at Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana.1 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Emily, John, Zeke, Pauline and Willie listed as a household member living with Frank P. Kincannon on the 1870 Census at Rusk Co., Texas.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 John and Pauline was listed as a lodger living with S. W. Miller's household on the 1880 Census at Belton, Bell Co., Texas.3 
Marriage*21 Nov 1886 He married Mallie Stephens at Belton, Bell Co., Texas, on 21 Nov 1886 at age 27.4 
Birth of Son27 Sep 1889 His son William Louis Culpepper M.D. was born on 27 Sep 1889 at Belton, Bell Co., Texas.5 
Photographed*circa 1893 He was photographed circa 1893 at Belton, Bell Co., Texas,
John Micajah Culpepper, wife Mallie with William Louis leaning on her leg, daughter Mallie sitting in John's lap.6
John Micajah Culpepper family
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Mallie, John, Emmet, William, Mallie and Anna was listed as a lodger living with John James Stephens's household on the 1900 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.7 
1910 Census*1 Jun 1910 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.8 
Death of Mother7 Nov 1911 His mother Emily Elizabeth Reese died on 7 Nov 1911 at Bosque Co., Texas
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.9 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.10 
Death*25 Jun 1946 He died at Temple, Bell Co., Texas, on 25 Jun 1946 at age 86.11 
Burial*circa 27 Jun 1946 His body was interred circa 27 Jun 1946 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell Co., Texas
Biography* A grandson, John William Culpepper, wrote 21 May 1993: John Micajah Culpepper was born 20 August 1859 in Rusk County, Texas. He lived in Rusk County, near Marshall, Texas for at least 6 years after his father was killed. His mother, Emily Elizabeth Culpepper, married Frank R. Kincannon in Mc Lennan County Texas in 1869. He moved with his mother, stepfather and sisters Elizabeth and Willie to Mc Lennan County after 1870. (per Rusk Census) By 1880 (census) he and Elizabeth were living with his aunt, Bell (Belzora Reese) Miller, Mrs. S. W. Miller, in Belton, Bell County, Texas and working as a clerk in S. W. Miller's store. Elizabeth, Lizzie, subsequently married F[irst] N[ame] U[nknown] Orr and moved from the area. Willie died sometime after 1870.
     In 1900 John was noted in Temple, TX census records as a boarder with John Stephens, Jr. In a 27 Apr 1993 letter, John William Culpepper wrote that John Micajah's last address was "104 E. Barton, Temple, Texas." 


Mallie Stephens (21 Feb 1869 - 6 Dec 1953)
Marriage*21 Nov 1886 He married Mallie Stephens at Belton, Bell Co., Texas, on 21 Nov 1886 at age 27.4 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Apr 2008


  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + William Jefferson Culpepper, 25 Oct 1837 - 8 Apr 1864, Co. F, 17th TX Cav.
    (Marker, only. Buried at battlefield in LA).
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 352, Pg 304, Prect 1 (06 Oct 1870), Henderson PO, Rusk Co., TX
    Frank Kincannon, 24, M, TN, RE=$600, PE=$320, Farmer
    Emily Kincannon, 28, F, GA
    Zeke Kincannon, 3/12, born-Mar, TX
    John Culpepper, 12, M, TX
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 9, F, TX
    Willie Culpepper, 6, F, TX.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 1, Sheet 14B, Pg 260B, Belton, Bell Co., TX
    S. W. Miller, M, 30, Head, M, KY VA VA, Merchant
    Belle Miller, F, 27, Wife, M, TX GA GA
    Lucy E. Miller, F, 1, Dau, S, TX KY TX
    Jno Culpepper, M, 19, Boarder, S, TX GA GA, Clerk
    Lizzie Culpepper, F, 16, Boarder, S, TX GA GA
    Fanny Carpenter, F, 28, Black, Servant, S, KY KY KY.
  4. John Micajah Culpepper and Mollie Stephens, 1886, Bell Co., TX, Book H, p. 177.
  5. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  6. E-mail written 2008 & back to Culpepper Connections from John William Culpepper (#20923), West Virginia, e-mail address.
  7. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 30, Sheet 11A, Pg 136, 3 Ward, Img 21, 704 Ave 8, Temple, Bell Co., TX
    John Stephens, Head, M, Oct-1836, 63, M, md-37 yrs, AL NC NC, Carrying US Mail
    Annie E. Stephens, Wife, F, 52, md-37 yrs, ch 12/7, MS NC NC
    Jennie Stephens, Daughter, F, Nov-1873, 26, S, TX AL MS, Music Teacher
    Sa---- Stephens, Son, M, Sep-1879, 20, S, TX AL MS
    Essie Stephens, Daughter, F, Jun-1884, 16, S, TX AL MS
    Emmett Culpepper, Boarder, M, Nov-1879, 20, S, GA GA GA, Clerk-Grostore
    Ida Stephens, Daughter, F, Dec-1885, 14, S, TX AL MS
    Tabina Dabbs, Boarder, F, Jul-1838, 61, S, LA NC NC
    John M. Culpepper, Boarder, M, Aug-1859, 40, M, md-14, TX GA GA, Merchant-Gro
    Mallie Culpepper, Boarder, F, Feb-1869, 31, M, md-14, Ch 3/3, TX AL MS
    Louis Culpepper, Boarder, M, Sep-1889, 10, S, TX TX TX
    Mallie Culpepper, Boarder, F, Sep-1892, 7, S, TX TX TX
    Anna Culpepper, Boarder, F, Jan-1895, 5, S, TX TX TX
    Henry C. Levitle, Boarder, M, Oct-1877, 22, M, illeg, TX TX TX, Mail Carrier
    Annie Levitle, Boarder, F, Feb-1875, 24, M, md-2, Ch 7/1, TX TX TX
    Aline Levitle, Boarder, F, May-1899, 1, S, TX TX TX.
  8. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 112, Sheet 21A, Pg 183A, Pct 1, Img 88, Temple, Bell Co., TX
    Mattens Culpepper, Head, M, DOB?, Age?, M, md-12 yrs, TX GA GA
    Mallie Culpepper, Wife, F, DOB?, Age?, M, md-12 yrs, ch 3/3, TX AL MS
    Louis Culpepper, Son, M, 20, TX TX TX
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 17, TX TX TX
    Anna Culpepper, Daughter, F, DOB?, Age?, TX TX TX
    John Stephens, Son-in-Law, M, rest of line illegible
    There are 5 other names in this household that are un-readable.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 22, Sheet 1A, Pg 126, 204 N. 2nd. St., Temple, Bell Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    J. M. Culpepper, Head, M, 51, TX AL MS, Clerk-Gro Store
    Mollie Culpepper, Wife, F, 50, TX TX TX
    Anna Culpepper, Dau, F, 24, S, TX MS MS, Teacher-Music.
  10. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 20, page 1B, 104 by 4th Street, Temple City, Bell Co., TX
    Owns=$10,000, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    John Culpepper, Head, M, 71, M, md @26, TX/GA/TX, no occupation
    Mallie Culpepper, Wife, F, 61, M, md @17, TX/AL/MS
    Rudy Bankhead, Son-In-Law, M, 37, M, md @25, TX/MS/MS, Type Operator Ink & Paper
    Mallie Bankhead, Dau, F, 37, M, md @25, TX/TX/TX.
  11. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at, 2006.
    John M. Culpepper, died 25 Jun 1946 in Bell Co., TX.