Augustus LaFayette Culpepper

Male, #33296, (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
Father*James Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
Mother*Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*27 Mar 1854 Augustus was born at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 27 Mar 1854. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.1 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*15 Oct 1874 He married Elizabeth Jane Brooks at Macon Co., Georgia, on 15 Oct 1874 at age 20.3 
Birth of SonAug 1875 His son Rev. James Martin Culpepper was born in Aug 1875 at Georgia
Birth of Son6 Jun 1877 His son Walter Brooks Culpepper was born on 6 Jun 1877 at Summerville, Chattooga Co., Georgia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Augustus was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Etowah Co., Alabama.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1880 His son George Lovick Culpepper was born circa 1880 at Sand Mountain, near, Attalla, Etowah Co., Alabama.5 
Death of Soncirca 1880 His son George Lovick Culpepper died circa 1880 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son24 Aug 1882 His son Otis O'Daniel Culpepper was born on 24 Aug 1882 at Pleasant Ridge, Macon Co., Georgia
Photographed*say 1885 He was photographed say 1885 at Georgia.7
Augustus Lafayette Culpepper
Death of Spousecirca 1890 His wife Elizabeth Jane Brooks died circa 1890 at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama.8 
Biography28 Jul 1894 He was present to celebrate the golden anniversary of James Marion Culpepper M.D. and Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel: (an unknown value.)9 
Death of Father11 Feb 1898 His father James Marion Culpepper M.D. died on 11 Feb 1898 at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia
Marriage*circa 1903 He married Rebecca Williams circa 1903. 
Birth of Son6 Sep 1904 His son Rev. Virgil Miller Culpepper was born on 6 Sep 1904 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.10 
Death of Mother31 Jan 1910 His mother Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel died on 31 Jan 1910 at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.11 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Augustus was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.12 
Death of Soncirca 1917 His son Rev. James Martin Culpepper died circa 1917 at Taylor Co., Georgia.13 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Augustus was listed as a father in Walter Brooks Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California.14 
Death*15 Aug 1935 He died at Downey, Los Angeles Co., California, on 15 Aug 1935 at age 81. 
Biography*  Virgil Culpepper wrote 26 Aug 1978: My Father was A. L. Culpepper Taylor County, Ga.
      It is not clear whether this was meant as a place of birth or not but this is where "Augustus L. Culpepper" first appeared in census records in 1860. Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: AUGUSTUS LAFAYETTE CULPEPPER On March 27, 1855, was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife, Lucy, a son, to whom was given the name of Augustus LaFayette. This son grew to manhood and married Eliza Jane Brooks, daughter of Reverend B. C. M. Brooks, of Macon County, Georgia. The marriage was in October 1874 at the home of the bride. There was quite a large crowd of neighbors and friends present; and on the following day the father of the groom gave a large barbecue dinner when another large crowd gathered. Wyatt Brooks officiated at the marriage.... Fayette Culpepper and his wife Jennie moved from Chattooga County, Georgia, over on Sand Mountain, near Attala, Alabama. There a third son, George Lovick, was born. Fayette and Jennie decided to return to Georgia, but before they reached the old home George Lovick died, on the way, in Macon, at the home of John Butler Culpepper.... In the winter of the next year, 1887, Fayette and Jennie and their children moved to Pratt City, Alabama, where Jennie died.... After Jennie's death Fayette came back to Georgia for a time. The children - Jim, Brooks, Otis and Lucy Kate - spent several years with their maternal and paternal grandparents. After about two years Fayette went to Wilmore, Kentucky, and married a Miss Miller. They came back to Pratt City where a son, Virgil Miller Culpepper, was born.... Virgil's wife is a half-niece of Virgil's father's first wife. Virgil's wife's father was a half-brother of Jennie, Virgil's father's first wife; but Virgil's mother was the second wife of Fayette and her son married the daughter of his step-mother's half-brother. If you can, you may figure out the fam-mix-up. Jennie is buried in Pratt City, Virgil's mother is buried in Wilmore, Kentucky, and Fayette is buried near Pasadena, California.
      Augustus LaFayette Culpepper was known as "Fayette." The 1910 census showed Augustus Culpepper working as a carpenter for a coal mine. On his death certificate in 1935, he was still listed as a carpenter. It also shows that he had been in California for 9 years and he came from Altadena, CA to Rancho Los Amigos, 553 East Vermont, Downey, CA where he died of Generalized Arteriosclerosis and Chronic Myocarditis. (Mrs.) Joyce Lawrence of the Downey Historical Society wrote, 23 Mar 1980, that Rancho Los Amigos is "affiliated with the USC School of Medicine and world famous for rehabilitation of catastrophic illnesses and injuries and for great strides in prosthetics research." 
Burial*circa 17 Aug 1935 His body was interred circa 17 Aug 1935 at Downey Cemetery, Downey, Los Angeles Co., California

Family 1

Elizabeth Jane Brooks (circa 1855 - circa 1890)
Marriage*15 Oct 1874 He married Elizabeth Jane Brooks at Macon Co., Georgia, on 15 Oct 1874 at age 20.3 
Children

Family 2

Rebecca Williams (circa 1855 - before 1910)
Marriage*circa 1903 He married Rebecca Williams circa 1903. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  3. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Augustus L. Culpepper and Eliza J. Brooks on 15 Oct 1874 in Macon Co., GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 68, Page 340B, Lines 34-37, Etowah Co., AL (11 Jun 1880)
    Augustus L. Culpepper, Head, M, Md, Wh, 26, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Eliza J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 24, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    James M. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 5, GA/GA/GA
    Walter B. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 2, GA/GA/GA.
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 7 'on Sand Mountain, near Attala, Alabama.'
  6. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 7 'at the home of John Butler Culpepper.'
  7. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  8. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8 'Pratt City, Alabama' can't locate.
  9. The Taylor County News and Butler Herald, Butler, Taylor Co., GA.
    (No web site)
    Golden Anniversary Announcement, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Culpepper, Tuesday, July 31, 1894, Page Three.
  10. 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
  11. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Lucinda O'Daniel Culpepper, Wife of Dr. J. M. Culpepper, 18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910.
  12. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 91, Sheet 13B, Lines 59-63, 306 5th Ave, 14th Ward, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (16 Apr 1910)
    Fayette Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 52, wid, GA/GA/GA, Carpenter/Coal Mine (ID: 33296)
    Odis Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 29, md1-3yrs, GA/GA/GA, Crane Operator/Steel Mill
    Mabel Culpepper, Dau-in-law, F, Wh, 19, md1-3yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Verlin Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 1 11/12, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Virgo Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/GA/GA.
  13. E-mail written 2003 - 2007 to Lew Griffin from Archie Ray Culpepper, e-mail address.
  14. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 19-1280, Sheet #1-A, Page 87, Line 50, 553 Vermont, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA
    House owned, Value=$2850, Radio=Yes, Farm=No
    Walter B. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md@24, GA/GA/GA, Gardener, Private families
    Nevada Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, M, md@25, GA/GA/GA, Nurse, Private Home
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 23, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher, Public School
    Augusta L. Culpepper, Father, M, 76, Wid, GA/GA/GA, Not employed.