Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens

Female, #32461, (22 Oct 1839 - 21 Jul 1906)
Birth*22 Oct 1839 Sarah was born at Mississippi on 22 Oct 1839. 
Marriage*25 Dec 1856 She married John Malcolm Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1856 at age 17. 
Married Name25 Dec 1856  As of 25 Dec 1856, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son15 Oct 1857 Her son William Jehew Culpepper was born on 15 Oct 1857 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1860 Census1860 William and Sarah listed as a household member living with John Malcolm Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama. 24 m-p. 838 hh 1480. 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1861 Her son Reuben F. Culpepper was born on 15 Jul 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Death of Son16 Jul 1861 Her son Reuben F. Culpepper died on 16 Jul 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Nov 1863 Her son John Francis Culpepper was born on 2 Nov 1863 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Aug 1867 Her son Daniel Elias Leslie Culpepper was born on 2 Aug 1867 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Apr 1869 Her son Robert Henry Luther Culpepper was born on 24 Apr 1869 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census1870 William, Sarah, John, Daniel and Robert listed as a household member living with John Malcolm Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 35 m-p. 572 hh 18. 
Birth of Son6 Apr 1879 Her son Capos Conley Culpepper was born on 6 Apr 1879 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census1880 Sarah was listed as John Malcolm Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 46 m-Beat 8 ED 111-19. 
PhotographedNov 1891 She was photographed in Nov 1891 at Hopkins Co., Texas, at age 52.1
Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Stephens) Culpepper
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Sarah was listed as John Malcolm Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
Photographed*23 Nov 1905 She was photographed on 23 Nov 1905 at Randolph Co., Alabama, at age 66.3
Sarah A. E. (Stephens) Culpepper (center)
Photographed23 Nov 1905 She appeared as a sister-in-law in a family photograph on 23 Nov 1905 at Randolph Co., Alabama, at age 53
Presumed to be Thanksgiving Day, 1905:

Left to right, back row: Coral Lee Carlisle, Mary Emma Carlisle, Artimisha (Motley) Carlisle, Paul Richard Carlisle, being held by his father Washington Homer Carlisle. The seven children on the right side of the photo all belong to Washington Homer.

Middle row, left to right: Mattie (Carlisle) Noel, Boyce Winston Noel, held by his father Walter Winston Noel, Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Stephens) Culpepper (wife of John Malcolm Culpepper), Emily Miriam (Culpepper) Carlisle (wife of B. Y. Carlisle), Miriam Carlisle, Yarbrough Hopkins Carlisle, Hoyt Lorraine Carlisle, Wayne McKinley Carlisle, John D. Carlisle;

Front row, left to right: Richard Henry Carlisle, John Malcolm Culpepper, Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle, William Olin Carlisle.3
Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle family
Death*21 Jul 1906 She died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 21 Jul 1906 at age 66. 
Burial*circa 22 Jul 1906 Her body was interred circa 22 Jul 1906 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas
Biography* In the 1880 census, Sarah Ann Elizabeth was listed as having been born in Mississippi and she reported that her parents had been born in Georgia. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco wrote4that Melvina Miriam "Mattie" (Culpepper) Minter reported that her mother, Sarah, was an orphan and that her maiden name was Stephens. There was a 15 year old Sarah Stephens born in Georgia in the household of "James Dowdle" in the 16 Oct 1850 census of Chambers Co., AL (p. 292 19th Dist.) This appears to be the family of James (1778 VA/1855) and Caroline (1807 GA/1856) Dowdell who are buried in the Dowdell Family Cemetery in Oakbowery, AL.5 But it is not known if this was Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens. Lavyn continued:4

There were several families of Stephens in Pine Forest who were all related. They had arrived from Randolph County Alabama as early as 1860. Another family came from Heard County Georgia which joins Randolph County on the east. These Stephens were: Alfred Olen Stephens, 1813-1872, arrived in 1860. Alsa Stephens born in 1806, lived in Randolph County, Alabama, near the Flat Rocks.... Solomon Stephens born 1810, Ga. lived on Cedar Creek in Heard County. Lo-Ammi Stephens "Lum", born 1839 moved from Randolph County Alabama.... Sarah Stephens, an orphan, was a second cousin to Lo-ammi Stephens and a second cousin to John S. Stephens who was also a second cousin to Lo-Ammi Stephens. John S. Stephens was the son of Alfred Olen Stephens and Lo-ammi Stephens was the son of Alsa Stephens. I have decided that these three cousins all descend from Stephen Stephens of Georgia who married Mary Brown. I still don't know who the parents of Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens are however. 

Family

John Malcolm Culpepper (13 Nov 1835 - 10 Jan 1927)
Marriage*25 Dec 1856 She married John Malcolm Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 Dec 1856 at age 17. 
Children
Last Edited20 May 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.
    as provided by Lavyn Sisco.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Sheet 8A, Pg 100A-101, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 14, Hopkins Co., TX
    Jno. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov-1835, 64, md-43 yrs, GA SC GA, Farmer
    S. E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct-1839, 60, md-43 yrs, Ch 9/8, MS GA MS
    Capos Culpepper, Son, M, Apr-1879, 21, S, AL GA MS, Farm Laborer.
  3. Correspondence from Dwight L. Carlisle to Lew Griffin.
  4. letter 15 Apr 1994
  5. A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, Inc. Publication No. 14 - vol. II (Huguley, AL: Genealogical Roving Press, 1990) p. 236