John Jefferson Culpepper II

Male, #32534, (13 Jun 1854 - 9 Aug 1934)
Father*William Washington Culpepper (14 Aug 1834 - 2 Mar 1918)
Mother*Peggy Nichols (c 1836 - c 1854)
Birth*13 Jun 1854 John was born at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 13 Jun 1854. 
Death of Mothercirca 1854 His mother Peggy Nichols died circa 1854 at Alabama
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Catherine and John listed as a household member living with John Jefferson Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 John and Simon listed as a household member living with John Jefferson Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama.2 
Marriage*23 Dec 1875 He married Sarah Ezilla Carlisle at near Wadley, Randolph Co. in||, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1875 at age 21. 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama.3 
Birth of SonMar 1881 His son Walter F. Culpepper was born in Mar 1881 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Photographed*say 1882 He was photographed say 1882 at Randolph Co., Alabama,
John Jefferson Culpepper II, his wife Sarah Ezilla Carlisle, and their first three children Minnie Lola Culpepper, Barbara Adella Culpepper, and Walter F. Culpepper. This is from a photocopy. A better copy of this picture would be appreciated.4
John Jefferson Culpepper II & family
Birth of SonJul 1884 His son Richard Cleo Otis Culpepper was born in Jul 1884 at Lineville, Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son17 Nov 1886 His son Belon Baxley Culpepper was born on 17 Nov 1886 at Truitt, Chambers Co., Alabama.5,6 
Birth of Son17 Nov 1886 His son Malon Maxley Culpepper was born on 17 Nov 1886 at Truitt, Chambers Co., Alabama.7 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Jones Co., Texas.8 
Photographedcirca 1901 He was photographed circa 1901 at Anson, Jones Co., Texas,
John Jefferson Culpepper II and wife Sarah Ezilla Carlisle, and seven of their nine children, probably including all of the daughters and two of the sons. If you know someone who has a better copy of this photo, your help would be appreciated. Please contact Lew Griffin and / or Sylvia Miller at the e-mail addresses listed in the footnotes.9,10
Photographed*say 1905 He was photographed say 1905 at Anson, Jones Co., Texas.9
John Jefferson & Sarah Ezilla (Carlisle) Culpepper
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Anson, Jones Co., Texas.11 
Death of Father2 Mar 1918 His father William Washington Culpepper died on 2 Mar 1918 at Marshall Co., Alabama.12,13 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Jones Co., Texas.14 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Jones Co., Texas.15 
Death of Spouse12 May 1934 His wife Sarah Ezilla Carlisle died on 12 May 1934 at Jones Co., Texas.16 
Death*9 Aug 1934 He died at Jones Co., Texas, on 9 Aug 1934 at age 80.17 
Burial*11 Aug 1934 His body was interred on 11 Aug 1934 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Jones Co., Texas.18 
Biography* John Jefferson Culpepper's mother died, if not as the result of his birth, then soon thereafter and he appears to have been raised by his grandparents, John Jefferson and Catherine (Bell) Culpepper. Since his father, William Washington Culpepper, appears to have married in Chambers Co., AL in 1853 and again in 1855, this is where John Jefferson Culpepper is presumed to have been born. As an infant, he apparently moved with his grandparents and their extended family to Randolph Co., AL where John J. Culpepper was noted in the 1860 and 1870 census living with his grandparents.
     Probably in order to avoid confusion with his grandfather, the marriage bond was issued for Jefferson J. Culpepper and William W. Culpepper for $200 and he signed it "J. J. Culpepper." The marriage license was also issued for Jefferson J. Culpepper and Sarah Carlisle on 21 Dec 1875. W. H. Culpepper, M.I. signed that he had married them on 23 Dec 1875. The bond and license were issued in Tallapoosa County, AL but a granddaughter, Aileen Culpepper, wrote 12 Jul 1979 that the wedding actually took place "near Wadley" which is in Randolph Co., AL. Since the couple was married by their great-granduncle, W. H. Culpepper, perhaps they were married at his home near Wadley.
     The couple apparently settled down in Randolph Co., AL and this is where they were noted in the 1880 census. But based on the birth locations of their children, John Jefferson Culpepper and his wife, apparently moved their family to Texas sometime after 1890 and before 1895. And John Jefferson Culpepper was noted with his family in the Jones Co., TX census in 1900. This is apparently where he remained the rest of his life. 

Family

Sarah Ezilla Carlisle (8 Nov 1856 - 12 May 1934)
Marriage*23 Dec 1875 He married Sarah Ezilla Carlisle at near Wadley, Randolph Co. in||, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1875 at age 21. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Southern Division, Randolph Co., Alabama; Roll M653_22; Page 844; Image 450; Family History Library Film: 803022.
    John Culpepper, 63, M, Farming, RE=$1400, PE=$800, SC
    Catherine Culpepper, 65, F, Housewife, SC
    John J. Culpeppert, 6, M, AL.
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Township 22, Randolph Co., Alabama; Rol M593_37; Page 572A; Image 692; Family History Library Film 545536.
    John J. Culpepper, 72, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$1000, PE=$800, SC
    John J. Culpepper, 16, M, Wh, Farmer, AL
    Simon L. Culpepper, 3, M, Mulatto, AL.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Flat Rock, Page 314B, Randolph Co., AL
    John Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 25, AL, Farmer, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 22, GA, Keeps House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Minnie L. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 3, AL, ---, Fa: AL, Mo: GA
    Barbra A. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 1, AL, ---, Fa: AL, Mo: GA.
  4. Correspondence from Billy Wendell Dunn, Arab, AL, to Lew Griffin, say 1978.
  5. 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
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Belon Baxley Culpepper, 30, of Anson (Jones Co.), Texas, born 17 Nov 1886 in Truett, Alabama. Self employed as a farmer. Single, Caucasian with his parents as dependents. No prior military service. Claims exemption from service due to dependent relatives. Tall, Stout, Brown eyes, black hair, not bald and no disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 in Jones Co., Texas.
  7. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Malon Maxley Culpepper, 30, of Anson (Jones Co.), Texas, born 17 Nov 1886 in Truitt, Alabama. Self employed as a farmer. Married, Caucasian with wife as a dependent. No prior military service. Claims exemption from service due to dependent wife. Tall, Stout, Brown eyes, black hair, not bald and no disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 in Anson, Jones Co., Texas.
  8. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 99, Sheet 1A, Pg 147, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 1, Jones Co., TX
    John Culpepper, Head, M, Jun-1854, 45, md-24 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Sarah Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec-1856, 43, md-24, Ch 10/7, AL AL AL
    Minnie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Dec-1878, 21, S, AL AL AL
    Adella Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1879, 20, S, AL AL AL
    Walter F. Culpepper, Son, M, Mar-1881, 18, S, AL AL AL, Farm Laborer
    Odis Culpepper, Son, M, Jul-1884, 15, S, AL AL AL
    Belan Culpepper, Son, M, Nov-1886, 13, S, AL AL AL
    Malon Culpepper, Son, M, Nov-1886, 13, S, AL AL AL
    Estelle Culpepper, Daughter, F, Mar-1890, 10, S, AL AL AL
    Lena Culpepper, Daughter, F, Feb-1895, 5, S, TX AL AL
    Jonnie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 6/12, S, TX AL AL.
  9. E-mail written Oct 2011 to Lew Griffin from Sylvia Miller (Mrs. Leland Ray Miiller Jr.), Weatherford, OK, e-mail address.
  10. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  11. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 130, Sheet 1A, Pg 1A, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 1, Anson, Jones Co., TX
    John J. Culpepper, Head, M, 56, M1, md-34, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Sarah E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, M1, md-34, ch 10/7, GA SC GA
    Belon B. Culpepper, Son, M, 21, S, AL AL GA, Farm Laborer
    Malon M. Culpepper, Son, M, 21, S, AL AL GA, Farm Laborer
    Olie E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 20, S, AL AL GA, Farm Laborer
    Vera Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, S, AL AL GA, Farm Laborer
    Jonnie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 10, S, TX AL GA.
  12. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Wm. Washington Culpepper died Feb 1918 in Marshall Co., Alabama.
  13. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Marshall Co., AL
    + W. W. Culpepper, 14 Aug 1834 - 2 Mar 1918, Pvt Co B 37 Ala Inf CSA
    + Aunt Fereby Culpepper, 11 Aug 1834 - 18 Nov 1911.
  14. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 123, Sheet 1A, Pg 1, Jones Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    Malon M. Culpepper, Head, M, 33, M, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Mattie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, TX AL AL
    Dorothy A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 10/12, S, TX AL TX
    Next family:
    John Culpepper, Head, M, 65, M, AL GA? AL, Farmer
    Ellis E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 63, M, TX GA? GA.
  15. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Sheet 8A, Pg 78, Pct. 1, Hollis Hill & Anson Rd. going South, Jones Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    John J. Culpepper, Head, M, 75, M, md@20, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Sarah C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 73, M, md@18, AL AL AL.
  16. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    J. J. Culpepper (Mrs.), Jones Co., May 12 1934, 23601.
  17. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    John Jefferson Culpepper, Jones Co., Aug 9 1934, 47600, but tomb stone has 11 Aug 1934.
  18. Tombstone.
    Mt. Hope Cemetery, Jones Co., TX
    John J. Culpepper, 13 Jun 1854 – 11 Aug 1934
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 10 Nov 1856 – 12 May 1934.