Martha Jane Culpepper

Female, #32258, (31 Jul 1846 - 26 Mar 1926)
Father*Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Mother*Sarah Ann Culpepper (21 Nov 1817 - 29 Mar 1858)
Name Variation She was also known as Mattie. 
Birth*31 Jul 1846 Martha was born at Pike Co., Georgia, on 31 Jul 1846. 
Employment* Martha's occupation: clothing maker. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Clarissa, Martha, Sarah, Sylviah, Joseph and Sarah listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Pike Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother29 Mar 1858 Her mother Sarah Ann Culpepper died on 29 Mar 1858 at Pike Co., Georgia.2 
Census19 Sep 1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 19 Sep 1860. 
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.3 
Photographed*say 1875 She was photographed say 1875.4
Martha Jane (Culpepper) Amsler
Marriage*4 Jun 1878 She married Samuel Amsler on 4 Jun 1878 at age 31.5
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amsler
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amler, earlier
Married Name4 Jun 1878  As of 4 Jun 1878, her married name was Amsler. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Martha was listed as Samuel Amsler's wife on the 1900 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.6 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Martha was listed as Samuel Amsler's wife on the 1910 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.7 
Death of Father4 Jun 1915 Her father Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper died on 4 Jun 1915 at Chambers Co., Alabama.8 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Martha was listed as Samuel Amsler's wife on the 1920 Census at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas.9 
Death*26 Mar 1926 She died at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas, on 26 Mar 1926 at age 79. 
Burial*circa 28 Mar 1926 Her body was interred circa 28 Mar 1926 at McGregor City Cemetery, McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas
Biography* Martha Jane Culpepper was known as "Mattie." Her daughter, Lena Amsler wrote of her in a 29 Jun 1978 letter: My mother came to Texas with a family named Crews or Cruze - maybe another spelling - photographers - She visited her uncle Frank [Francis G. Culpepper?] and found a congenial cousin, Georgia, who married somebody named Guthrie. My mother made both men's and women's clothes. I was told by Mamie Welhauser Guittard... that my uncle John Amsler fell in love with her but died with TB before he could marry her and requested my father to take care of her, which he very promptly did. 
Photographedsay 1930 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph say 1930 at McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas,
Left to right: Samuel Amsler, Sylvira Ann Culpepper, Martha Jane (Culpepper) Amsler.
Culpepper sisters

Family

Samuel Amsler (7 Oct 1841 - 4 Mar 1934)
Marriage*4 Jun 1878 She married Samuel Amsler on 4 Jun 1878 at age 31.5
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amsler
Samuel & Mattie (Culpepper) Amler, earlier
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 125, District 68, Pike Co., GA
    Lewis P. Culpepper, 33, M, Mill Wright, $400, SC
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 32, F, SC
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    Silviah A. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    Clarissy E. Culpepper, 2, F, GA
    Robert A. Vaughn, 6, M, GA
    Nancy Nabors, 76, F, SC.
  2. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 505 13 May 1858 issue.
  3. 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.
  4. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
    orignal in the possession of Lew Griffin.
  5. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 87, Sheet 4B, Pg 168A, Pct 5, Gen, com Img 8, McGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Samuel Amsler, Head, M, Oct-1840, md-21 yrs, TX Switz Switz, Lumberman
    Martha J. (Culpepper) Amsler, Wife, F, Jul-1846, 53, md-21 yrs, Ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Samuel H. Amsler, Son, M, Oct-1879, 20, S, TX TX GA, Bkkppr
    Walter Amsler, Son, M, Mar-1881, 18, S, TX TX GA
    Cleaveland Amsler, Son, M, Aug-1884, 15, S, TX TX GA
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, May-1886, 14, S, TX TX GA
    Anna Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, May-1842, 58, S, GA SC SC.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 104, Sheet 6A, Pg 96A, Gen.com Img11, Mc Gregor, McLennan Co., TX
    S. Amsler, Head, M, 69, M1, md-32, Tx Switz Switz, Merchant-Hdware
    Martha Jane Amsler, Wife, F, 63, M1, md-32, ch 4/4, GA SC SC
    Cleve Amsler, Son, M, 25, S, TX TX GA, Bkppr-Oil Mill
    Lena Amsler, Daughter, F, 23, S, TX TX GA, Teacher-PubSch
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 67, S, GA SC SC.
  8. Tombstone.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 142, Sheet 7B, Pct 5, 502 Sixth StreetMcGregor, McLennan Co., TX
    Owns=Y, Farm=Y
    Sam Amsler, Head, M, 79, M, TX Switzerland Switzerland
    Martha J. Amsler, Wife, F, 73, S, GA SC SC
    Lena Amsler, Dau, F, 33, S, TX TX GA, School Teacher
    Ann Culpepper, Sister-in-Law, F, 77, S, GA SC SC.