Sarah Matilda Culpepper

Female, #32410, (17 Sep 1839 - 23 Jan 1912)
Father*Francis Gillespie Culpepper (31 Jan 1804 - 21 Oct 1903)
Mother*Eglintine Langley (6 Apr 1810 - 3 Apr 1878)
Birth*17 Sep 1839 Sarah was born at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 17 Sep 1839. Sarah seems to have been listed in the 1840 census, so one wonders about the 1840 birth date listed on her tombstone. Her birth is also listed as 1839 in the Francis G. Culpepper Bible record. But it is not clear if this Bible record was recorded at the time of the events, or long afterwards. The latter was perhaps the case. 
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 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Eglintine, Sarah, Amanda, Mary, Susan, Selena, Georgia and Shadrach listed as a household member living with Francis Gillespie Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Lavaca Co., Texas.3 
Marriage*3 Dec 1861 She married John Bryant Mauldin at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 3 Dec 1861 at age 22. 
Married Name3 Dec 1861  As of 3 Dec 1861, her married name was Mauldin. 
Photographed*1871 She was photographed in 1871 at Texas
left to right: Sarah Matilda (Culpepper) Mauldin, John Bryant Mauldin, Cynthia Jane (Culpepper) Knox Pendergrass.4
Matilda & John Mauldin with Cynthia Knox
back of photo
Death of Mother3 Apr 1878 Her mother Eglintine Langley died on 3 Apr 1878 at Lavaca Co., Texas
Photographed*say 1892 She was photographed say 1892 at Texas.5
John B. & Sarah (Culpepper) Mauldin & son Mark
Death of Father21 Oct 1903 Her father Francis Gillespie Culpepper died on 21 Oct 1903 at Old Sweet Home, Lavaca Co., Texas.6 
Death of Spouse16 Jun 1911 Her husband John Bryant Mauldin died on 16 Jun 1911 at Brownwood, Brown Co., Texas
Death*23 Jan 1912 She died at Guadalupe Co., Texas, on 23 Jan 1912 at age 72. 
Burial*circa 25 Jan 1912 Her body was interred circa 25 Jan 1912 at Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown Co., Texas.
Biography* Census: 1880 Lampasas Co., TX. \ED 89-9 (S. M. 39 AL in hh of J. B. Mauldin).\
      The "BIBLE FAMILY RECORD OF FRANCIS G. & EGLINTINE CULPEPPER" listed Sarah's birth: _________________________Sarah M. Culpepper _________________________was Born Sept 1st 1839
      Presumably Sarah was born in Chambers Co., AL where her father was recorded in the 1840 census. Sarah was noted as one of two females 0-5 years of age in her father's household. According to the 2 Feb 1898 Shiner Gazette Francis G. Culpepper moved his family to Lafayette Co., MS and this is where Sarah was noted with her parents in the 1850 Lafayette Co., MS. In 1851, Sarah would have moved with her parents to Lavaca Co. TX and she was noted with her parents in the 1860 Hallettsville, Lavaca Co., TX census presumably the census district which included Sweet Home. In 1861, Sarah married J. B. Mauldin and according to an article "A Little History, The Great Pecan A Fortune in a Nut Shell A New Line of Life Insurance" written by a son, William Franklin Mauldin, written in 1940, Sarah and J. B. Mauldin settled in a 320 acre ranch on Bear Creek, Williamson Co., TX where the family remained until 1878 when J. B. Mauldin bought 1476 acres in Lampasas Co., TX. This is where Sarah was noted with her husband in the 1880 census.
      Mrs. George (Ruby Culpepper) Massey wrote 8 Jan 1979 about her search of Davis Morris Funeral Home records which showed that Sarah Matilda (Culpepper) Mauldin died in Guadalupe Co., TX: These records are typed as the appear on the old records. I looked on the map and I could not find Guadalupe Texas. It may be county and the town was La Vernia for the undertaker was from this town.
     From Colleen Andrews Morris, 3 Jun 2004: My Dad wrote "J. T. Mauldin was the third son of John Bryant Mauldin and Matilda Culpepper Mauldin. Shortly after the turn of the century, health of his father began to fail. He (J. T.) sold his Childress ranch and moved the family and parents to Sutherland Springs health resort.. When his parents died, J. T. and wife moved to San Antonio."

Sutherland Springs and La Vernia are both in Wilson County which borders Guadalupe County. My Grandmother Iris Mauldin met and married her husband John Franklin Andrews in Floresville, Wilson County.


John Bryant Mauldin (8 Jul 1838 - 16 Jun 1911)
Marriage*3 Dec 1861 She married John Bryant Mauldin at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 3 Dec 1861 at age 22. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Apr 2009


  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. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet 36, Pg 200B, (19 Jun 1860), Hallettesville PO, Lavaca Co., TX ( img# 36)
    Francis Culpepper, 56, M, SC, RE=$4500, PE=$3500, Farmer
    Egletine Culpepper, 50, F, SC
    Sarah Culpepper, 18, F, AL, Spinister
    Amanda Culpepper, 14, F, AL
    Mary Culpepper, 13, F, AL
    Melvina Culpepper, 12, F, MS
    Selina Culpepper, 11, F, MS
    Geo Ann Culpepper, 9, F, MS
    Shadrick Culpepper, 23, M, AL, Farm Laborer
    Sheet/Pg 9, Pg 061, (1 Slave House), (18 Jun 1860), Lavaca, Lavaca Co., TX ( img# 9)
    Slaves: 1 F40, 1 M20, 1 F12, 1 M6.
  4. E-mail written Apr 2009 to Lew Griffin from Kathy Knox Milller (Mrs. Ron Miller), Olympic View, WA, e-mail address.
  5. E-mail written 2004-2007 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Colleen Andrews Morris, Dripping Springs, TX, e-mail address.
  6. 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.