Louis Alford Culpepper

Male, #32553, (26 Mar 1874 - 30 Jan 1962)
Father*William Washington Culpepper (14 Aug 1834 - 2 Mar 1918)
Mother*Pheraby Cardwell (11 Aug 1834 - 18 Nov 1911)
DNA* Louis has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name Variation He was also known as Alphy.1 
Birth*26 Mar 1874 Louis was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 26 Mar 1874.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 William, Robert, Thomas and Louis was listed as a son in William Washington Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama.3 
Marriage*28 Mar 1892 He married Anna Liza Jane Johnson at Marshall Co., Alabama, on 28 Mar 1892 at age 18. The notice which appeared in the newspaper cited his name as Lewis (not Louis) and her name as Emma (not Anna). Further, it specified a marriage date of September (not March) 1892.4 
Birth of Son11 Sep 1893 His son William Benton Culpepper was born on 11 Sep 1893 at Marshall Co., Alabama.5 
Relocation*1894 He relocated in 1894 at Bell Co., Texas,6 
Birth of Son13 Nov 1895 His son Jason Andrew Culpepper was born on 13 Nov 1895 at Tanglewood, Lee Co., Texas.7,8 
Birth of Son15 Jan 1900 His son Jessie Leroy Culpepper was born on 15 Jan 1900 at Three Forks, Bell Co., Texas.8 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Louis was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Bell Co., Texas.1 
Birth of Son11 Feb 1902 His son Louis Alford Walyer Culpepper was born on 11 Feb 1902 at Three Forks, Bell Co., Texas
Death of Son22 Jul 1904 His son Louis Alford Walyer Culpepper died on 22 Jul 1904 at Three Forks, Bell Co., Texas
Birth of Son9 Dec 1904 His son Johnny Hudson Culpepper was born on 9 Dec 1904 at Three Forks, Bell Co., Texas
Photographed1907 He appeared as a son in a family photograph in 1907 at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama,
Left to right -- front row: Johnny Hudson Culpepper, Jessie Leroy Culpepper, Thomas Eugene Moore, Malcolm Monroe Moore, Ashton Clemont Lowry, Ollin Ollene Lowry, William Cary Lowry, Ethyl Gibson, Cora Lee Lowry;
middle row: Louis Alford Culpepper holding Lydia Grace Culpepper, Robert Benjamin F. Culpepper holding Velma Mae Moore, James Jefferson Moore holding Gladys Feraby Moore, Pheraby (Caldwell) Culpepper, William Washington Culpepper, Leon Gibson, & Mr. Prater (sharecropper);
back row: Anna Lita Jane (Johnson) Culpepper, Ellen Arline (Culpepper) Lowry holding Sunshine Lowry, Malinda Rebecca (Culpepper) Moore holding William Jackson Moore, Sarah Minnie L. (Culpepper) Gibson holding Malon Clifford Gibson, Mary Louisa Katherine (Culpepper) Phillips, Nancy Ann Frances Elizabeth Alice (Culpepper) Busby, Mrs. Prater;
standing behind William Washington Culpepper: on left, Etta Vesta (Culpepper) Morgan, on right, probably Eva Electres Lowry;
standing in doorway of house: unknown.9
William Washington Culpepper family
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Louis was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Cameron Co., Texas.10 
Death of Mother18 Nov 1911 His mother Pheraby Cardwell died on 18 Nov 1911 at Marshall Co., Alabama.11,12 
Death of Father2 Mar 1918 His father William Washington Culpepper died on 2 Mar 1918 at Marshall Co., Alabama.13,12 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Louis registered for the WW-I draft, naming Anna Liza Jane Johnson as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918 at Belton, Bell Co., Texas.2 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Louis was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Bell Co., Texas.14 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Louis was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Temple, Bell Co., Texas.15 
Death of Son12 Jan 1955 His son William Benton Culpepper died on 12 Jan 1955 at Bell Co., Texas.16 
Death of Spouse4 May 1960 His wife Anna Liza Jane Johnson died on 4 May 1960 at Little River, Bell Co., Texas.17 
Death*30 Jan 1962 He died at Little River, Bell Co., Texas, on 30 Jan 1962 at age 87.18 
Burial*circa 1 Feb 1962 His body was interred circa 1 Feb 1962 at Wilson Valley Cemetery, Little River, Bell Co., Texas.19 
Biography* Louis Alford Culpepper wrote the following letter to his grandson, Richard Alphord Morgan
Route 2
Temple, Texas
October 11th, 1942

R. A. Morgan
% Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, Calif.

Dear Grandson,
     We received your welcome letter this last week. We were glad to hear from you. We are getting along pretty well now, and having fair cool nights and big dews. I am gathering a few pecans. No budded kind hardly. I am pulling them off green, before the crows get them all. People are nearly done picking cotton and gathering corn. Pretty good crops made. Not many pecans in this part of Bell County. Well Alphord you wrote that you wanted to know of your kin folks. I will write you what I can. My Grandfather was born in Virginia I think, I have his birth. John J. Culpepper was born Nov. the 4th, 1797. I can tell some of his brothers & sisters names, William Culpepper, Sarah Elliott, died in Alabama. Frank Culpepper came to Texas with a colony of people years ago in wagons, settled in Lavaco Co. and named the place Sweet Home. Washington, came to Texas somewhere. My father William Washington Culpepper was born near Fredonia, Ala. August the 14th, 1834. He had one brother older Jeff Culpepper. Both were buried near Albertville, Alabama. John J. Culpepper died May 4th, 1885, all his brothers and sisters lived to be right at one hundred years. I was born close to Laguna [Louina] near Wadley Alabama March 26th, 1874, Married August 28th, 1892. I had 10 brothers and sisters. All were born near Wadley, Alabama, Randolph Co. All dead but 4 of us, 1 brother near Wadley, Alabama, Robert Benjeman Culpepper, 1 sister Sara Minny Gibson, 1315 Ave. H Ensley, Alabama, 1 sister Ellen Arline Lowery, Gadsden, Ala. Ellen is younger, Sally older, Ben 8 years older than I. Ben has a boy Cholly Culpepper in Washington D.C., 1 boy Howard in the north eastern states somewhere, railroading. Cholly is in agriculture. My Mother, Ferby Cardwell was born August 11th, 1834, she had 1 brother Ben Cardwell, lived and died near Coleman Alabama, near Shelby Co. line. 1 sister came to Texas I forgot her name. 1 half brother William Cardwell, lived near the same place. My Mother died November 1911, my Father March 2, 1918. Well Alphord we got our bathroom papered and painted, ready to put in the bathroom suit if we can get it. What you gave and our children have about enough to buy it if the government will let us have it. They have froze lots of things, to keep from selling. Lots of love to you and good health and luck. God bless you and your work. I am a sorry hand to get at writing. Write when you can.
L.A. Culpepper. 

Family

Anna Liza Jane Johnson (26 Apr 1877 - 4 May 1960)
Marriage*28 Mar 1892 He married Anna Liza Jane Johnson at Marshall Co., Alabama, on 28 Mar 1892 at age 18. The notice which appeared in the newspaper cited his name as Lewis (not Louis) and her name as Emma (not Anna). Further, it specified a marriage date of September (not March) 1892.4 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Mar 2010

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 15, Sheet 14A, Pg 27, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 27, Bell Co., TX
    Alphy Culpepper, Head, M, Mar-1873, 26, md-7 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Annie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Mar-1878, 22, md-7 yrs, ch 4/4, AL MS AL
    William B. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep-1894, 5, S, TX AL AL
    Jason A. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov-1895, 4, S, TX AL AL
    Etta V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1896, 3, S, TX AL AL
    Jessie L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jan-1900, 5/12, TX AL AL
    William Culpepper, Father, M, UN-UN, 74, md-UN, AL UN UN
    Ferby Culpepper, Mother, F, UN-UN, md-UN, Ch-illeg, AL UN UN.
  2. 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
    Louis Alphord Culpepper, RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., Texas, age 44, born 26 Mar 1874, Caucasian, Farmer, Nearest relative: Anna Jane Culpepper, RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., Texas, Tall height, Slender build, Gray eyes, Brown hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 at Belton, Bell Co., Texas.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Flat Rock, Page 314B, Randolph Co., AL
    William W. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 45, GA, Farmer, Fa: SC, Mo: SC
    Ferriba Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 45, GA, Keeps House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Mary L. C. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 21, AL, At Home, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 19, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Benjamin R. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 15, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Malinda R. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 11, AL, At School, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Willson T. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 13, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Minnie S. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 9, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Alfred L. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 6, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
    Ellen A. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 2, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA.
  4. Margene Hemrick Black, compiler, 1889-1895 Reconstructed Census of Marshall County, Alabama, Guntersville, Alabama: Past and Present Publications, 199_?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.194 X2bm.
    Marriages from Marshall County Newspapers (page 65): Lewis A. Culpepper married Emma E. Johnson in Sep 1892.
  5. 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
    William Benton Culpepper, RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., TX, age 21, born 11 Sep 1893 in Temple, Bell Co., Texas, Farmer for self at RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., Texas, No dependents, Single, Caucasian, Tall height, Medium build, Brown eyes, Brown hair, Not bald, No disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 at Bell Co., Texas.
  6. Margene Hemrick Black, compiler, 1889-1895 Reconstructed Census of Marshall County, Alabama, Guntersville, Alabama: Past and Present Publications, 199_?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.194 X2bm.
    1894 Newspaper Extracts (Chapter 9, first page): L. A. Culpepper moved to Bell 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
    Jason Andrew Culpepper, RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., TX, age 21, born 13 Nov 1895 in Tanglewood (Lee Co.), Texas, Farmer for self at RFD#2, Temple, Bell Co., Texas, Wife is dependent, Married, Caucasian, Medium height, Medium build, Grey eyes, Brown hair, Not bald, No disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 at Bell Co., Texas.
  8. 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
  9. Correspondence from Billy Wendell Dunn, Arab, AL, to Lew Griffin, say 1978.
  10. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 33, Sheet 13A, Pg 271A, Pct 4, Gen.com Img 25, Cameron Co., TX
    Louis A. Culpepper, Head, M, 36, M1, md-17 yrs, AL AL AL
    Anna Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, M1, md-17 yrs, ch 7/7, AL AL AL
    William B. Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL AL
    Jason A. Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, TX AL AL
    Ettar V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, TX AL AL
    Jessie L. Culpepper, Daughter [sic], F [sic], 10, S, TX AL AL
    John H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL AL
    Lundy Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX AL AL
    Farbey Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1, S, TX AL AL.
  11. 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
    Jerba Culpeper (2-p) (Mrs.) died 18 Nov 1911 in Marshall Co., Alabama.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Sheet 16A, Pg 172, Pct. 4, Bell Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=Y
    Louis A. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M, AL VA AL, Farmer
    Eliza A. Culpepper, Wife, F, 42, M, AL MS GA
    William B. Culpepper, Son, M, 26, S, TX AL AL
    Jesse L. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, TX AL AL
    John H. Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX AL AL
    Liddie G. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX AL AL
    Ervir L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, TX AL AL
    Margaret I. Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX AL AL
    Sunshine E. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 6/12, S, TX AL AL.
  15. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, page 21A, Little River Road,Bell Co., TX
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Alford L. Culpepper, Head, M, 56, M, md @19, AL/AL/AL, Odd Jobs Laborer
    Annie J. Culpepper, Wife, F, 53, M, md @16, AL/AL/AL
    Era S. Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, TX/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
    William Benton Culpepper, died 12 Jan 1955 in Bell Co., TX.
  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
    Anna Jane Culpepper, died 4 May 1960 in Bell Co., TX.
  18. 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
    Lewis Alphord Culpepper, died 30 Jan 1962 in Bell Co., TX.
  19. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
  20. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    L A Culpepper is the father of an infant born 7 Apr 1911 in Cameron Co., Texas.