Fereba Lydia Fling

Female, #32433, (30 Oct 1836 - 11 Jul 1915)
Father*Daniel Webster Fling (19 Jul 1813 - 15 Oct 1890)
Mother*Hettie Lydia Strozier (9 Jan 1815 - 22 Dec 1891)
Birth*30 Oct 1836 Fereba was born at Georgia on 30 Oct 1836.1 
Married Namesay 1852  As of say 1852, her married name was Sewell. 
Marriage*say 1852 She married William F.? Sewell say 1852. 
Marriage*20 Dec 1859 She married James Daniel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 20 Dec 1859 at age 23.2 
Married Name20 Dec 1859  As of 20 Dec 1859, her married name was Culpepper. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son18 Oct 1862 Her son James Elijah Culpepper was born on 18 Oct 1862 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son9 Sep 1864 Her son John W. Culpepper was born on 9 Sep 1864 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son23 Sep 1866 Her son Warren F. Culpepper was born on 23 Sep 1866 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Fereba, Mary, Emma, James, John, Warren and Hattie listed as a household member living with James Daniel Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son23 Oct 1871 Her son Charles Smith Culpepper was born on 23 Oct 1871 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son21 Aug 1874 Her son Enoch Marvin Culpepper was born on 21 Aug 1874 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son27 Nov 1879 Her son Emmet Koran Culpepper was born on 27 Nov 1879 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10,11 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Fereba was listed as James Daniel Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.12 
Death of Father15 Oct 1890 Her father Daniel Webster Fling died on 15 Oct 1890 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Mother22 Dec 1891 Her mother Hettie Lydia Strozier died on 22 Dec 1891 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Fereba was listed as James Daniel Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
Photographed22 Nov 1900 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph on 22 Nov 1900 at age 66
Assumed to be Thanksgiving Day 1900:

1st row: George W. Culpepper, Mary Elizabeth Culpepper, Warren Culpepper.

2nd row: James Daniel Culpepper, Fereba, Mattie Nall, Cattie Nall, Zora Culpepper, Emma Culpepper Allbright holding her granddaughter Dorothy Speer, Doc Allbright husband of Emma (behind Emma).

Back row: Marvin & Charles Culpepper, Lucy (wife of Marvin), Cora (wife of Warren), Wilbur Culpepper, Susie (wife of Jim, who is back of her with hat), John (next to Jim), son Emmett is not in picture.14
James Daniel Culpepper family
Military pension* She applied for a military pension at Meriwether Co., Georgia.15 
Death of Spouse1 Nov 1903 Her husband James Daniel Culpepper died on 1 Nov 1903 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.16 
Death*11 Jul 1915 She died at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 11 Jul 1915 at age 78.1 
Burial*circa 13 Jul 1915 Her body was interred circa 13 Jul 1915 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.17,1 
Biography* George Washington Culpepper, in his Bible, recorded a second marriage for his son: "James D. Culpepper and Ferabe L. Sewell was Married December 20th 1859." She was a widow and the sister of Catherine Fling, James D. Culpepper's first wife. No record of Fereba Fling's first marriage has been found, however, it is possible that her first husband was William F. Sewell, who was born 28 Jan 1835 which would have made him a little over a year older than Fereba and he died 17 Sep 1855 at the age of 20, a little over a month after James D. Culpepper lost his first wife, Catherine Fling. William F. Sewell, Feriby Sewell, and James Culpepper are listed on p. 18 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, under "Old Prospect Probationary Members - 1854." Since Fereba was listed under her married name in 1854, she must have been married before 1854 when she and William F. Sewell first appeared on the church membership list. In 1855, "Feriba" Sewell, William F. Sewell and James Culpepper all show up as full members of Prospect Church (p. 19). It is possible that Fereba and William F. Sewell had a child since there is a William J. Sewell buried in the same cemetery who was born 30 Oct 1854 and died 22 Feb 1856. But all of this is speculation, there is no evidence to support it.
      There are no church membership records for 1856 and 1857, but in 1858, "Ferriba L. Sewell" was still a full member of the church (p. 22). James D. Culpepper was not listed. In the next full membership listing in 1861, James D. Culpepper reappears and Fereba was now listed as "Feribee Culpepper." The following marriage recorded on p. 577 of Marriage and Death Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate Vol I: 1837-1860 by Brent H. Holcomb is from the 5 Jan 1860 issue of Southern Christian Advocate: On Dec. 20th, 1859, by Lindsay D. Perdue, Esq., Mr. J. D. Culpepper to Mrs. F. L. Sewell, all of Meriwether co., Ga.
      James and Fereba remained in Meriwether Co., GA for the remainder of their lives and were noted in 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 census records. According to p. 49 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, the name on her tombstone reads "Fereba L. Culpepper." 

Family 1

William F.? Sewell (say 1834 - )
Marriage*say 1852 She married William F.? Sewell say 1852. 

Family 2

James Daniel Culpepper (26 Mar 1834 - 1 Nov 1903)
Marriage*20 Dec 1859 She married James Daniel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 20 Dec 1859 at age 23.2 
Children
Last Edited1 Feb 2005

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Fereba L. Culpepper, 30 Oct 1836 – 11 Jul 1915.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    James D. Culpepper and Forrela A. Sewell on 20 Dec 1859 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  3. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  4. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Luthersville City Cemetery, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + J. E. Culpepper, 18 Oct 1862 – 4 Oct 1939.
  5. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + John W. Culpepper, 9 Sep 1864 – 13 May 1937.
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Warren F. Culpepper, 23 Sep 1866 – 17 Mar 1937.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 344B, Family 549, Greenville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, 38, M, Farmer, $500/$250, GA
    Fariba? Culpepper, 30, F, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 18, F, GA
    Emma Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Eliza Culpepper, 7, F, GA (sic) (Actually Elijah, a Male)
    John Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Warren Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Sarah? Culpepper, 2, F, GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Charles S. Culpepper, 23 Oct 1871 – 20 May 1941.
  9. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Enoch Marvin Culpepper, 21 Aug 1874 – 17 Apr 1923.
  10. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  11. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Emmet K. Culpepper, 27 Nov 1879 – 25 Dec 1967.
  12. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 47, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Feriby Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 43, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, Son, M, S, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, S, 15, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, S, 13, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Lora Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Emmie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 6M, --- , GA/GA/GA (Actually a son named Emmet)
    Beny Montgomery, Other, M, S, B, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA.
  13. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 323B (16), Family 307, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    James D. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1834, 66, md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Pherabee Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct 1836, 63, md 40 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Charlie Culpepper, Son, M, Oct 1871, 28, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Brick Mason
    George W. Culpepper, Father, M, Dec 1808, 91, Wid, SC/SC/SC.
  14. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  15. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Feriba Culpepper, widow of James D. Culpepper of Co B, 1st GA Cavalry, she lived in Meriwether County, GA.
  16. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + James Daniel Culpepper, 26 Mar 1834 – 1 Nov 1903, Pvt., Co. B, 1st GA Cav.
  17. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 49 'Fereba L. Culpepper.'