Marion Culpepper

Female, #34336, (15 Jan 1895 - after 1942)
Father*Rev. George Bright Culpepper (29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948)
Mother*Lillian Mattox Shepard (13 Sep 1871 - 18 Nov 1939)
Birth*15 Jan 1895 Marion was born at Brunswick, Glynn Co., Georgia, on 15 Jan 1895.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Marion was listed as a daughter in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.2 
Photographedcirca 1903 She appeared as a daughter in a family photograph circa 1903 at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia,
The Rev. George Bright Culpepper, standing, with children Caughey Branham, born 1897; Marion, born 1895; George Bacon, born 1899; and in front, John Shepard, born 1901.3
George Bright Culpepper family
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Marion was listed as a daughter in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*27 Oct 1913 She married Zachariah Chester Wilson at Houston Co., Georgia, on 27 Oct 1913 at age 18.5 
Married Name27 Oct 1913  As of 27 Oct 1913, her married name was Wilson. 
Death*after 1942 She died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, after 1942.6 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, which noted: On January 15, 1895, there was born to us in Brunswick, Georgia, in what we designated as the Grier House, our first- born, as winsome a child as I have ever known. Her eyes were blue, her skin was fair, and her hair was golden. She is living now in Fort Valley, Georgia. She married a man named Chester Wilson. They have one child, a lovely daughter who is nearly 22 years old, wonderfully sweet and pretty. We named our daughter Marion, after my father. She named her daughter Frances Marion. My daughter, at this time is organist for the Methodist Church in Fort Valley, and delights in her work. Chester Wilson, my son- in-law, is in the insurance business. The status of my daughter's family is, as of today, October 5, 1942, as above.
      According to p. 228 of the History of Peach County "Marion Culpepper attended Andrew College and later studied organ with Mrs. Jelks of Macon." 

Family

Zachariah Chester Wilson (20 Dec 1889 - Aug 1968)
Marriage*27 Oct 1913 She married Zachariah Chester Wilson at Houston Co., Georgia, on 27 Oct 1913 at age 18.5 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 May 2004

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 15 'Grier House' or p 17 'the Grier Place on Hanover Square.'
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Page 120B (12), Family 316, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1866, 34, Md 7 yrs., GA/GA/GA, Life Ins. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, Aug 1871, 28, Md 7 yrs, ch 3/3, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jan 1895, 5, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Branham Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1897, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Geo. B. W. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1899, 6/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 2B, Lines 68-77, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George B. Culpepper Sr, Head, M, 44, Md3-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Real Est. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, Md2-17 yrs, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charley M. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    George B. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John S. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles L. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Brother, M, 53, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Book Agt
    Carrie C. Culpepper, Sister, F, 49, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. William R. Henry, compiler, Houston County, Georgia, Marriages, Book E, 1896-1919, Warner Robbins, GA: Central Georgia Genealogical Society, 1989.
    Marion Culpepper and Z. Chester Wilson, 27 Oct 1913, Houston Co., GA.
  6. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 15 living in Fort Valley, GA as of 5 Oct 1942.