Martha Ann Elizabeth Culpepper

Female, #32394, (29 Feb 1832 - 18 Feb 1916)
Father*Francis Gillespie Culpepper (31 Jan 1804 - 21 Oct 1903)
Mother*Eglintine Langley (6 Apr 1810 - 3 Apr 1878)
Birth*29 Feb 1832 Martha was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 29 Feb 1832. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Sarah, Nancy and Martha was probably a free white female, under five years old, in Francis Gillespie Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Chambers Co., Alabama.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Eglintine, William, Martha, James, Shadrach, Benjamin, Nancy, Sarah, Cynthia, Amanda, Mary, Susan and Selena listed as a household member living with Francis Gillespie Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Lafayette Co., Mississippi.2 
Marriage*10 Feb 1853 She married William D. Guthrie at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 10 Feb 1853 at age 20. 
Married Name10 Feb 1853  As of 10 Feb 1853, her married name was Guthrie. 
Census1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Lavaca Co., Texas, in 1860. 
Death of Spouse9 Oct 1860 Her husband William D. Guthrie died on 9 Oct 1860 at Lavaca Co., Texas
Marriage*2 Jul 1861 She married Shadrach Marion Guthrie at Sweet Home, Lavaca Co., Texas, on 2 Jul 1861 at age 29. 
Death of Mother3 Apr 1878 Her mother Eglintine Langley died on 3 Apr 1878 at Lavaca Co., Texas
Photographed*say 1900 She was photographed say 1900 at Lavaca Co., Texas.
Martha A. E. (Culpepper) Guthrie
Death of Father21 Oct 1903 Her father Francis Gillespie Culpepper died on 21 Oct 1903 at Old Sweet Home, Lavaca Co., Texas.3 
Death*18 Feb 1916 She died at Electra, Wichita Co., Texas, on 18 Feb 1916 at age 83. 
Burial*circa 20 Feb 1916 Her body was interred circa 20 Feb 1916 at Beaver Creek Cemetery, Wichita Co., Texas
Biography* Census: 1870 Lavaca Co., TX. \family 1502 (Martha Annie Elizabeth 38 MS in hh of Marion Guthrie).\ Census: 14 Jun 1880 Lavaca Co., TX. \pct. 3 ED 79 p. 22 #156 (Martha A. E. 48 AL SC SC in hh of Marion Guthrie).\ Census: 1900 Lavaca Co., TX. \pct. 7 ED 96 sheet 7 (Martha Feb 1834 AL in hh of Shed [Shad?] M. Guthrie).\ Census: 1910 Baylor Co., TX. \pct. 5 ED 15 sheet 21 (Martha M. 78 GA m/48 7 children/7 living in 1910 in hh of Shadrick Guthrie).\
      The "BIBLE FAMILY RECORD OF FRANCIS G. & EGLINTINE CULPEPPER" listed Martha's birth: _________________________Martha A. E. Culpepper _________________________was Born Feb 29 - 1832
      Martha's parents were noted in the 1830 census records of Talbot, Co., GA and this is where she is presumed to have been born. However, according to an article about Francis Gillespie Culpepper, in the 2 Feb 1898 Shiner Gazette he moved family to Albama in 1834 and this is where Martha would have spent her childhood. Again according to the Shiner Gazette article, Francis G. Culpepper moved his family to Lafayette Co., MS in 1846. Martha is noted in the 1850 census of Lafayette Co., MS living with her parents. Martha accompanied the Francis G. Culpepper family to Lavaca Co., TX and it is there that she married her first husband, William D. Guthrie in 1853. Martha was noted living with William Guthrie in 1860 Lavaca Co., TX census records.
      After the death of her first husband, Martha married again. Martha's second marriage was recorded in the S. M. Guthrie, Sr. Family Bible: ____________This Certifies ___________That the Rite of ____________HOLY MATRIMONY ________was celebrated between S._M._Guthrie___________ of Sweet Home and Martha A. E. Guthrie of Sweet Home on _July 2nd 1861_______ at Sweet Home by _Rev. Covey__________
      Martha Annie Elizabeth was noted with her second husband, Marion Guthrie, and children in 1870, 1880 and 1900 Lavaca Co., TX census records. Some time after the 1900 census, Martha and her husband apparently moved to Baylor Co., TX and they were noted living there in 1910 census records. Martha and S. M. Guthrie were listed as having been married 48 years and Martha was listed as having had seven children, all of whom were still living in 1910. Only six have been accounted for. Keith Guthrie wrote 1 Dec 1990: Her son, William F. Guthrie married Kate (Molly) Edgar and they left Goliad County due to boll worms (cotton and moved to Wichita County [TX]. Martha Ann followed them in her retiring years and is buried in Beaver Creek Cemetery near the farm that William F. worked.
      Mrs. Travis (Jacqueline Lorenz) McClinton noted on a Shadrack Guthrie descendant list that "some of her grandchildren called her Domma Dussie." 

Family 1

William D. Guthrie (29 Sep 1831 - 9 Oct 1860)
Marriage*10 Feb 1853 She married William D. Guthrie at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 10 Feb 1853 at age 20. 

Family 2

Shadrach Marion Guthrie (2 Jan 1835 - 21 Mar 1925)
Marriage*2 Jul 1861 She married Shadrach Marion Guthrie at Sweet Home, Lavaca Co., Texas, on 2 Jul 1861 at age 29. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Mar 2008


  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 179, images 21-22, Unknown Township, Chambers Co., AL
    Francis Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 3 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 2 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 43, Family 290, Lines 12-25, (not stated) Lafayette Co, MS
    F. G. Culpepper, 46, M, Farmer, 100, SC
    Edlentine Culpepper, 38, F, SC
    William H (W) Culpepper, 21, M, Student, GA
    Martha A E Culpepper, 18, F, GA
    Jas L. Culpepper, 16, M, Student, GA
    Shadrack D. Culpepper, 14, M, SC
    Francis B. Culpepper, 13, M, AL
    Nancy R. Culpepper, 11, F, AL
    Matilda S. Culpepper, 10, F, AL
    Cynthia J. Culpepper, 8, F, AL
    Amanda Culpepper, 6, F, AL
    Mary J. Culpepper, 4, F, AL
    Melvina Culpepper, 3, F, AL
    Salina Culpepper, 1, F, MS.
  3. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at, 2006.
    Francis G. Culpepper died 21 Oct 1903 in Lavaca Co., TX, Cert 39857.