Zillah Ann Caroline Barron

Female, #32465, (30 Oct 1839 - 13 Nov 1927)
Father*Samuel Barron (23 Nov 1794 - 27 Feb 1847)
Mother*Elizabeth Pearson (30 Jan 1802 - 11 Mar 1860)
Birth*30 Oct 1839 Zillah was born at Georgia on 30 Oct 1839. 
Death of Father27 Feb 1847 Her father Samuel Barron died on 27 Feb 1847. 
Death of Mother11 Mar 1860 Her mother Elizabeth Pearson died on 11 Mar 1860. 
Marriage*10 Oct 1860 She married William Araspes Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 10 Oct 1860 at age 20. 
Married Name10 Oct 1860  As of 10 Oct 1860, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of SonDec 1864 Her son John William Culpepper was born in Dec 1864 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son3 May 1867 Her son James Francis Gillespie Culpepper was born on 3 May 1867 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census1870 Mary, Zillah, John, James and Sarah listed as a household member living with William Araspes Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 30 m-p. 573, hh 22. 
Birth of SonDec 1874 Her son Charles Erastus Culpepper was born in Dec 1874 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Photographed*circa 1875 She was photographed circa 1875 at Randolph Co., Alabama,
Back Row, L to R: Zilla Barron Culpepper holding Charles E. , and Mary A. Eliza; Front Row, L to R: Adella Zilla in lap of William A., Sarah Elizabeth, and James Francis.

This photo was sent to Lew Griffin in 1980 by Manola Culpepper Logan (Mrs. Thomas G. Logan) of Detroit, MI. She was a descendant of Elias Daniel Culpepper, and suggested that this photo was of his family. However, if one looks at the children, and their ages and sexes, this cannot possibly be the Elias Daniel Culpepper family. But the photo is a perfect match for the family of Elias D.'s brother, William A. Culpepper. So I'm posting the photo here. Further information on this photo will be appreciated.
William Araspes Culpepper family
1880 Census1880 Zillah was listed as William Araspes Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 40 m-ED 111-4. 
Death of Spouse8 Jul 1912 Her husband William Araspes Culpepper died on 8 Jul 1912 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*13 Nov 1927 She died at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 13 Nov 1927 at age 88. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wadley City Cemetery, Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama
Biography* E. Hurley Pearson, Jr. wrote 1 that "the Barron family was very prominent in the life of this area." Matthew M. Barron was one of the founders and the editor of the newspaper, the Louina Eagle2 but it is not known what relation, if any, he was to Zillah or her father. 


William Araspes Culpepper (10 Oct 1839 - 8 Jul 1912)
Marriage*10 Oct 1860 She married William Araspes Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 10 Oct 1860 at age 20. 
Last Edited9 Oct 1999


  1. letter 12 Mar 1979
  2. Eugenia Elizabeth Smith A History of Randolph County: A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty in Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Science, Department of History (Auburn, AL: Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1838) p. 34