Joseph Ernest Culpepper1

Male, #2486, (26 Aug 1903 - 25 Feb 1998)
Father*Phillip Pinkney Culpepper Jr. (10 Jan 1864 - 12 Mar 1918)
Mother*Martha Ella Harris (18 Feb 1868 - 17 Feb 1951)
Birth*26 Aug 1903 Joseph was born on 26 Aug 1903.2 
Photographedsay 1907 He was photographed say 1907 at Quitman, Clarke Co., Mississippi
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Joseph, William and Emmett was listed as a son in Phillip Pinkney Culpepper Jr.'s household on the 1910 Census at Quitman, Clarke Co., Mississippi.3 
Photographed*say 1911 He was photographed say 1911 at Quitman, Clarke Co., Mississippi,
Emmett James Culpepper, Joseph Ernest Culpepper and William Pinckney Culpepper.
Culpepper brothers
Death of Father12 Mar 1918 His father Phillip Pinkney Culpepper Jr. died on 12 Mar 1918 at Clarke Co., Mississippi.4 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Joseph, William and Emmett was listed as a son in Martha Ella Harris's household on the 1920 Census at Quitman, Clarke Co., Mississippi.5 
Marriage*7 Aug 1930 He married Laney Susan Eugenia Acklen at Clarke Co., Mississippi, on 7 Aug 1930 at age 26.6 
Photographedsay 1947 He was photographed say 1947 at Clarke Co., Mississippi
Photographedcirca 1947 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1947 at Quitman, Clarke Co., Mississippi,
left to right: Emmett James Culpepper and his wife, Alice Carter Culpepper; Joseph Ernest Culpepper and, his wife, Laney Susan Eugenia Acklen Culpepper; Ernestine Dorothy Owens Culpepper, Ella Rebecca Culpepper Benson and William Pinckney Culpepper. In front: Dorothy Gene Culpepper and Martha Ella Harris Culpepper.
Phillip P. Culpepper Jr. family
Death of Mother17 Feb 1951 His mother Martha Ella Harris died on 17 Feb 1951.4 
Photographedsay 1958 He was photographed say 1958 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri.
Joseph Ernest Culpepper
Death of SpouseMay 1984 His wife Laney Susan Eugenia Acklen died in May 1984 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri.2 
Death*25 Feb 1998 He died at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri, on 25 Feb 1998 at age 94.2 
Biography* From "Who’s Who in America,1968 - 1969":

Chem. Co. exec; b. Quitman, Miss, 26 Aug 1903; s. Phillip P. and Martha E. (Harris) Culpepper; B. S., Miss State U., 1929; m. Genie Acklen, 7 Aug 1930; 1 dau., Becky (Mrs. Dale E. O’Connor). Salesman, Synthetic Nitrogen Products Corp., 1929-33; gen. Sales mgr., 1944-46; dist. Mgr. Am. Cyanamid Co., 1933-44; with Spencer Cehm. Co., Kansas City, Mo., 1946-64, v. p. sales, 1954-57, sr. v. p. marketing, 1957-64, sir. V. p. sales, 1957-64, also dir., mem. Exec. And mgmt. Coms., 1954-64; senior v. p., member of operating com. Spencer Chem. Division of Gulf Oil Corporation, since 1964-. Adviser secretary of agriculture, 1942; exec. Com. Greter Kansas City Council Chs., 1955-58; world peace com. So. Bapt. Conv., 1958-59. Trustee, exec. Com. William Jewell Coll; trustee Baptist Memorial Hosp., Kansas City, Mo., hon. Dirs. Assn. Rockhurst Coll; adv. bd. Kansas City, (Mo.) Salvation Army; mem. Miss 4-H Club Found. Baptist (deacon). Clubs: University, Kansas City, Indian Hills Country (Kansas City, Mo.) Home: 630 W. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City 13, Mo. Office: Dwight Bldg., Kansas City 5, Mo.


Laney Susan Eugenia Acklen (30 Apr 1899 - May 1984)
Marriage*7 Aug 1930 He married Laney Susan Eugenia Acklen at Clarke Co., Mississippi, on 7 Aug 1930 at age 26.6 
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 May 2008


  1. Who's Who in America, 35th Ed., 1968-1969, Chicago, Illinois: Marquis-Who's Who, 1968, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 D36w 35 ed.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED1, Sheet 22B, Family 346, Quitman, Clarke County, MS
    P. P. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 46, Md2, MS/US/US, Farmer, General farm
    Ella M Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, Md-8 yrs, ch 3/3, MS/MS/MS
    Ernest Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, S, MS/MS/MS
    William Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, S, MS/MS/MS
    James Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 3, S, MS/MS/MS.
  4. Bennie and Lance White, compiler, White's, Bennie W. White, Jan 1999.
    Mont Rose Baptist Church Cemetery, Quitman, Clarke Co., MS
    + Phillip P. Culpepper, 10 Jan 1864 - 12 Mar 1918
    + Martha Ella Culpepper, 18 Feb 1868 - 17 Feb 1951.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Sheet 20A, Lines 36-39, Quitman, Clarke, MS (30 Jan 1920)
    Ella Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 48, wid, MS/MS/MS Farmer
    Earnest Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 16, sng, MS/MS/MS Farm laborer
    William Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 14, sng, MS/MS/MS Farm laborer
    James Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, MS/MS/MS Farm laborer.
  6. Hunting For Bears, compiler, Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, Online database at, 2004.
    Joseph Ernest Culpepper and Genie Acklen 7 Aug 1930 in Clarke Co., MS, Book 5-614(A).