Margarette R. Joyce Bateman

Female, #32249, (24 Jun 1833 - 29 Dec 1896)
Father*Simon Bateman (s 1803 - b 1842)
Mother*Charlotte Brunson (s 1805 - )
Birth*24 Jun 1833 Margarette was born at Georgia on 24 Jun 1833. 
Employment* Margarette's occupation: midwife. 
1850 Census*1850 She was enumerated in the US Census of 1850 - Free at Pike Co., Georgia
Marriage*2 Dec 1858 She married Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper at Georgia on 2 Dec 1858 at age 25.1 
Married Name2 Dec 1858  As of 2 Dec 1858, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Birth of Son21 Oct 1859 Her son Francis Daniel Culpepper was born on 21 Oct 1859 at Georgia.2 
Census19 Sep 1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 19 Sep 1860.3 
Birth of Son1 Sep 1861 Her son Thomas Jefferson Culpepper was born on 1 Sep 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Aug 1864 Her son William Washington Culpepper M.D. was born on 18 Aug 1864 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Margarette, Martha, Francis, Thomas, William, Mary and Elmira listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.4 
Death of Son29 Mar 1895 Her son William Washington Culpepper M.D. died on 29 Mar 1895 at Wood Co., Texas
Death*29 Dec 1896 She died at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 29 Dec 1896 at age 63. 
Burial*say 31 Dec 1896 Her body was interred say 31 Dec 1896 at State Line Cemetery, Chambers Co., Alabama.5
Tombstone
Biography* Census: 1880, in Clay Co, AL. [Beat 10 ED 38-15 Margaret 47 GA NC NC in hh of Louis Culpepper]
      Lewis Peek Culpepper recorded his second wife's name and date of birth in his Bible: "Margret B. Born June 24, 1833." Her name and date of birth and death were recorded on p. 153 of A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama from her tombstone in the State Line Congregational Christian Church Cemetery (Township 24 N, Range 28 E) as: "Margarette R. Culpepper June 14, 1833/Jan. 29 1896." Presumably this information also came from Lewis P. Culpepper. A granddaughter, Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd wrote in a 12 April 1979 letter: From what I remember being told by my mother, grandmother's name was Margaret Joyce and aunt Maggie [Mrs. G. R. (Maggie Culpepper) Trimble] was Margaret Joyce for her mother and I became Margaret Joyce for aunt Maggie.
      Lewis P. Culpepper also recorded his second marriage in his Bible: "Lewis P. Culpepper... Married the Second time to Margrett R. Bateman Dec the 2nd 1858." Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman wrote in a 24 Sep 1978 letter: Hattie [Culpepper Smith] did tell me that grandmother [Margaret Bateman Culpepper] was such a good housekeeper that every time they visited her, she (Hattie) was scared to death she would do something wrong.
      Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd wrote in a 21 Aug 1978 letter: Mother [Mrs. J. H. (Julia Culpepper) Phillips] said grandmother [Mrs. L. P. (Margarette Bateman) Culpepper] was a midwife. She [Margarette] told mother [Julia] that Aunt Polly [a sister of Margarette Bateman?] (that's all she [Julia] knew about Aunt Polly) taught her [Margarette] how to deliver babies and to gather herbs from the woods to make medicine. Mother remembers going with her [Margarette] to gather herbs.
      Mrs. Dodd continued in a 8 Oct 78 letter: I don't remember mother [Mrs. J. H. (Julia Culpepper) Phillips] talking about grandmother [Mrs. L. P. (Margarette Bateman) Culpepper] treating any of the children with herbal medicines, however I'm sure she did when they were sick. She [Julia] talked mostly about grandmother having her own horse and visiting sick people. She said that sometimes grandmother [Mrs. L. P. (Margarette Bateman) Culpepper] would spend several days with a person who was ill.
      Lewis Peek also recorded his wife's death: "Margarett R. Culpepper my Dear Wife departed this Life January the 29th 1896 Pece to thy afflicted Boddy age 62 years 7 months and 13 days." A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama p. 153 lists the name from the tombstone in the State Line Congregational Christian Church Cemetery (Township 24 N, Range 28 E) as "Margrette R. Culpepper." Lena Amsler wrote in a 17 Sep 1978 letter: She [Lena's mother, Martha Culpepper] seems to have been fond of her stepmother [Margaret Bateman Culpepper]. I was only a kid but I was impressed when a black bordered letter came announcing her death and seeing my mother cry about it. 

Family

Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Marriage*2 Dec 1858 She married Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper at Georgia on 2 Dec 1858 at age 25.1 
Children
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. , Lewis Peek Culpepper Bible.
  2. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Dryden Cemetery, Harmon Co., OK, Submitted by Jeanette Coaly:
    F. D. Culpepper, 18 Oct 1860 - 10 Apr 1910, Father
    M. E. Culpepper, 14 Feb 1871 - 26 Jan 1915, Mother.
  3. P 811 (Margaret J., 26, in hh of Lewis Culpepper.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 37-40 & 1-4, Pages 250A-B (22 Jun 1870)
    L P Culpepper, 53, M, Wh, Mill Wright, SC
    M Culpepper, 36, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    M J Culpepper, 33, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    F D Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, GA
    T J Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, AL
    W W Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, AL
    M E Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, AL
    A Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, AL.
  5. Margaret Parker Milford, A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama, Valley, AL: Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, 1983.
    p 153.