Ellen Clay Nall1,2

Female, #32441, (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Birth*5 May 1844 Ellen was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 May 1844.2 
Marriage*4 Dec 1866 She married Simeon Fletcher Culpepper at Georgia on 4 Dec 1866 at age 22.1 
Married Name4 Dec 1866  As of 4 Dec 1866, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Birth of Son16 Sep 1867 Her son Nathan Florence Culpepper was born on 16 Sep 1867 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son12 Aug 1869 Her son James Wesley Culpepper was born on 12 Aug 1869 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 James, Ellen and Nathan listed as a household member living with Simeon Fletcher Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son3 Nov 1871 Her son Homer Lee Culpepper was born on 3 Nov 1871 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son7 Mar 1874 Her son Edgar Clarence Culpepper was born on 7 Mar 1874 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son2 Aug 1876 Her son Wilbur Clay Culpepper was born on 2 Aug 1876 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son18 Mar 1881 Her son Thomas Jefferson Culpepper was born on 18 Mar 1881 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Photographedsay 1890 She was photographed say 1890 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.10
Ellen Clay (Nall) Culpepper
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.12 
Photographed*say 1920 She was photographed say 1920 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10
Ellen Clay (Nall) Culpepper
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
Death*19 Jan 1929 She died at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 Jan 1929 at age 84.14,2 
Burial*20 Jan 1929 Her body was interred on 20 Jan 1929 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote the following entitled "The Sim Culpepper Boys": Each year it was the custom for everyone to go to Greenville to "Ma Ma & Pa Pa's" [Mrs. Willingham's grandparents, Ellen Clay Nall and Simeon F. Culpepper] for Christmas dinner. We children would sit entranced listening to the group tell funny stories of things that happened in their childhood. A sense of humor would prevail among them and when one would recall some funny incident, all would laugh until tears would stream down their faces and each pulled out his handkerchief to wipe the tears away. They were tall men with big feet (as one of my cousin's recalls). He said that the only safe place for little boys was "Pa Pa's" lap, because each time he [the cousin] passed by one of them [the Sim Culpepper boys] he would receive a swift kick. We girls fared a little better. All in all it was great to go to Grandma's at Christmas. Our Aunt Carrie Lou, widow of Wilbur, who is the only one of that generation living, says that "Ma Ma" [Mrs. Simeon F. Culpepper] had a special way with each one [of her sons]. She listened attentively and gave them good advice. Even after they had become professional men they turned to her for advice....
      Mrs. Willingham continued: "Ma Ma" was of Primitive Baptist Faith. They attended church regularly.... "Ma Ma" would make pies and put them in the kitchen window to cool (no screens in those days). Pretty soon the pies would disappear. Of course she knew what happened to them, but just pretended that it was OK.
      In an 11 Jan 1991 letter, Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote that "sister [Margaret] and I were discussing the Culpepper ears yesterday. All the brothers had large ears (as did Lyndon Johnson)."
      The following report of the 50th wedding anniversary of Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen Clay Nall appears to be from the Meriwether Vindicator: Golden Wedding Celebrated At home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Culpepper The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Culpepper was celebrated at their home Monday. It was rather an involuntary celebration upon the part of the bride and groom of fifty years. Or to put it more accurately, an unexpected event so far as they were concerned. The sons and daughters prepared for the pleasant occasion and when the couple walked in and found all the children gathered around the table loaded with a wedding dinner, tears of joy came from the eyes of the aged couple over the happy family re-union and the reminder of the wedding which took place just fifty years ago. Around the family board, children and grand children spent a happy time in celebration of the golden wedding. It was a pleasant event. Father and mother lived again the days that are gone. In the evening of life they looked back to the beginning of their long journey together and traced with joy the steps taken since the vows were plighted at the marriage altar. But few live to celebrate such an anniversary. It is a badge of honor to have lived so long and so worthily and raised a family of manly sons and charming daughters to hear the name and fame of father and mother. The children and all the grand children were present. The sons and daughters there were Hon. N. F. Culpepper, Mr. W. C. Culpepper, Dr. T. J. Culpepper, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Phillips of this city, Col. and Mrs. J. W. Culpepper, of Fayetteville, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Culpepper and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Culpepper of Lone Oak. An amusing feature of the occasion was connected with the loss of a couple of possums. Mr. S. F. Culpepper had a couple of possums in a box fattening them for Christmas. He went out Sunday night and they were gone. He was very much disturbed over the loss of his marsupials and inclined to charge the theft to his faithful servant, Wash Reeves. When he walked in to the dinner table he foung the two possums well baked and bounded by sweet potates and gravy. His own children had committed possum larceny and prepared the animals for the feast. The Vindicator congratulates Mr. and Mrs. Culpepper upon the occasion of their golden wedding and hopes they may see many more years wax and wane before they are called to their long home.
      On 3 Aug 1969, at a reunion of the descendants of Simeon F. Culpepper, a son, Thomas J. Culpepper, recalled the 50th anniversary of his parents: Pappa came in at 12 o'clock and he was the most surprised man in the world. When we all went to the table, Mamma's plate was turned down and when she turned it up she found $50.00 in gold under it, which the boys gave them. It was a very happy occasion.
      The following death notice is from an unknown source dated Friday, 25 Jan 1929: Mrs. S. F. Culpepper Passes To Heaven Mrs. S. F. Culpepper received her call Saturday night to come up higher. She was stricken with paralysis last week, and, despite the fact her death was not unexpected, when it came it brought a great shock to her loved ones. Mrs. Culpepper was an adherent of the Primitive Baptist faith and her life adorned with the noble characteristics of the christian religion. She was essentially a mother, the greatest of all human relations. Like a holy incense, her love blessed the home over which she reigned for sixty-two years and from it she gave the world six godly sons and two christian daughters. The record of her life was that of unselfish, sacrificial love and service, and the light of it will shine forever to attest christian hope and truth. The purity of her mind, heart and walk was a picture of rare beauty and a precious legacy to her loved ones. She lived, loved and wrought a good work. Henceforth a crown studded with many jewels will adorn her brow, as she lives eternally in heaven. A mother in Israel has gone from us. A saint from earth has become a saint in glory. Mrs. Culpepper is survived by her husband, Mr. S. F. Culpepper, six sons, Hon. N. F. and Messers W. C. and T. J. Culpepper, of this city, Hon. J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, Messers H. L. and Edgar Culpepper, of Lone Oak, and two daughters, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mrs. D. O. Phillips, of Greenville. After funeral services at the home conducted by Elder Simeon Whatley and Rev. A. L. Hale, the body of this good woman was carried to Lone Oak, her old home, and interred in Prospect cemetery [which became the cemetery of the Allen-Lee Memorial Church]. Greenville weeps over the death of Mrs. Culpepper and the deepest sympathy abides with the sorrowing loved ones of the deceased.
      The following is another obituary from an unknown source: LONE OAK On Saturday night Jan 17 [read 19] while surrounded by loved one the sweet spirit of Mrs. S. F. Culpepper of Greenville left its frail tenement of clay, as she sweetly fell asleep. "As one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams." Funeral services were conducted at the home on Sunday afternoon by her life long friend, Rev. S. H. Whatley of Thomaston assisted by Rev. Mr. Hale of Greenville. Interment was at Prospect cemetery [which became the cemetery of the Allen-Lee Memorial Church], at Lone Oak. She was brought back to her girlhood home tenderly born to her last resting place by her six devoted sons. Mrs. Culpepper was the last of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Nall. Sixty years ago she was married to Mr. S. F. Culpepper who with six sons and two daughters are left to mourn her passing. For a number of years, she has resided in Greenville, where she was as greatly beloved as in her former home at Lone Oak. She was a true Christian, a devoted mother, a wise counselor to her children through life, a most devoted wife, a kind and generous neighbor. As expressed by her minister, "The heart of her husband did safely trust in her, and her children rise up and call her blessed." Those surviving her are her broken hearted husband and the following children, Messrs. N. F., W. C., T. J., and Miss Mary Lou Culpepper also Mrs. D. O. Phillips of Greenville. Messrs. H. L. and E. C. Culpepper of Lone Oak, and J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, all of whom have our sincere sympathy. 

Family

Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Marriage*4 Dec 1866 She married Simeon Fletcher Culpepper at Georgia on 4 Dec 1866 at age 22.1 
Children
Last Edited30 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen C. Nall on 04 Dec 1866 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. 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
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  3. 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.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Nathan F. Culpepper, 16 Sep 1867 – 17 Jul 1964
    + Martha Augusta Culpepper, 6 Apr 1879 – 21 Jan 1919.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 381A, Family 87, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon Culpepper, 26, M, School Teacher, $1000/$450, GA
    Ellen Culpepper, 24, F, GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    James Culpepper, 9/12, M, GA.
  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
    + Homer Lee Culpepper, 3 Nov 1871 – 5 Jun 1951.
  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
    + Edgar C. Culpepper, 7 Mar 1874 – 10 Apr 1951.
  7. 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.
    Greenville City Cemetery, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Wilbur Clay Culpepper, 2 Aug 1876 – 19 Oct 1943
    + Carrie Lou Tigner Culpepper, 24 May 1888 – 19 May 1985.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  9. 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
  10. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  12. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 13B, Lines 52-55, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, 67, md1-33 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Superior Court Clerk
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 65, md1-33 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 30, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 26, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  13. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim F. Culpepper, Head, M, 76, md, GA/NC/GA, Farm General Mgr
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 75, md, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Daughter, F, 40, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  14. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.