Mathew John Culpepper

Male, #34802, (11 Oct 1877 - 19 Mar 1959)
Father*James Louis Culpepper (28 Jul 1833 - 29 Aug 1922)
Mother*Margaret Hall Harbour (14 Feb 1841 - 14 Apr 1931)
Name Variation He was also known as Matthew John.1 
Birth*11 Oct 1877 Mathew was born at Sweet Home, Lavaca Co., Texas, on 11 Oct 1877.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Thomas, James, Harvey, Charles, Joseph, Jacob, Mathew and Ruben was listed as a son in James Louis Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Lavaca Co., Texas.3 
Photographed*say 1900 He was photographed say 1900 at Lavaca Co., Texas.4
Matthew John Culpepper
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Mathew and Ruben was listed as a son in James Louis Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Old Sweet Home, Lavaca Co., Texas.5 
Marriage*15 Dec 1908 He married Lela Myrtle Hawk at Caldwell Co., Texas, on 15 Dec 1908 at age 31.4
Matthew John Culpepper & wife Lela Myrtle Hawk
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Mathew was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Wilson Co., Texas.6 
Birth of Son4 Aug 1910 His son Ira Lee Culpepper was born on 4 Aug 1910 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.7,8 
Photographedsay 1911 He was photographed say 1911 at Wilson Co., Texas.9
Mathew John & Lela (Hawk) Culpepper
Birth of Son8 Nov 1911 His son Mathew Vernon Culpepper was born on 8 Nov 1911 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.8 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1915 His son James Lloyd Culpepper was born on 20 Jun 1915 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.8,10 
Photographedcirca 1916 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1916
From left to right: Louis, James Lev, Harve, Jake, Matthew, and Curtis, with Curtis Jr. holding his father's finger. Brothers Joseph and Everette are not present.11
Sons of James Louis Culpepper and Margaret Hall
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Mathew registered for the WW-I draft, naming Lela Myrtle Hawk as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918 at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.2 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Mathew was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.12 
Birth of Son7 Aug 1922 His son Winston Aaron Culpepper was born on 7 Aug 1922 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.13,14 
Death of Father29 Aug 1922 His father James Louis Culpepper died on 29 Aug 1922 at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.15,16 
Birth of Son7 Dec 1925 His son Francis Garland Culpepper was born on 7 Dec 1925 at Denhawken, Wilson Co., Texas.17,18 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Mathew was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.19 
Death of Mother14 Apr 1931 His mother Margaret Hall Harbour died on 14 Apr 1931 at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.20,15,21 
Death of Son11 Sep 1954 His son Winston Aaron Culpepper died on 11 Sep 1954 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.13,22 
Death of Son9 May 1956 His son Francis Garland Culpepper died on 9 May 1956 at Brooks Co., Texas.17,23 
Death*19 Mar 1959 He died at Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas, on 19 Mar 1959 at age 81.24,25 
Burial*circa 22 Mar 1959 His body was interred circa 22 Mar 1959 at Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.24 
Biography* In the M. J. Culpepper Family Bible, M. J. Culpepper's birth was recorded: _________________________Mathew J. Culpepper _________________________was born Oct 11, 1877
      The last digit of the year was originally written as an 8 but was written over by what appeared to be a 7. The following obituary from an unknown source was preserved by Mrs. J. L. (Vivian Hastings) Culpepper: Funeral Services Held for M. J. Culpepper Matthew J. Culpepper was born October 11, 1877 near Sweet Home Lavaca County, Texas. He passed away March 19, 1959 at his home in Stockdale, Texas, having made his home in Wilson County since 1903. He is survived by his wife, of Stockdale, three sons, Lee of Stockdale; Vernon of San Antonio; Lloyd of Karnes City; three daughters: Mrs. Roy Meek of Houston; Mrs. Willard Luker of Cuero; and Mrs. Malcom Welch of Pharr, Texas. Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren, two brothers: Everett Culpepper of Beeville and Jake Culpepper of Stockdale and Seguin; and a sister, Mrs. Ted Grant of San Antonio, besides numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and as many friends as his acquaintances were. He attended the Old Primitive Baptist Churches all his life; that was his belief, his main comfort and joy--to mingle with them, worship with them and join in singing those old songs he loved so well. The Lord giveth and the Lord calleth His own home to their eternal rest. 

Family

Lela Myrtle Hawk (6 Apr 1887 - 1 Oct 1975)
Marriage*15 Dec 1908 He married Lela Myrtle Hawk at Caldwell Co., Texas, on 15 Dec 1908 at age 31.4
Matthew John Culpepper & wife Lela Myrtle Hawk
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jun 2008

Citations

  1. 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
  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
    Mathew John Culpepper, RFD A, Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas, age 40, born 11 Oct 1877, White, Farmer for self; Nearest relative: Mrs. Lela Culpepper-wife, RFD A, Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas. Medium height, Stout build, Blue eyes, Dark hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Stockdale, Wilson Co., Texas.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 79, Sheet 18-19, Pg 416B-C, Pct 3, Lavaca Co., TX
    J. L. Culpepper, M, 46, Head, M, AL GA SC, Farmer
    Margaret Culpepper, F, 39, Wife, M, MS n/a n/a
    Lewis T. Culpepper, M, 19, Son, S, TX AL MS, Works on Farm
    Alice Culpepper, F, 17, Dau, S, TX AL MS
    Matilda Culpepper, F, 15, Dau, S, TX AL MS
    Levin Culpepper, M, 13, Son, S, TX AL MS
    Harvey Culpepper, M, 11, Son, S, TX AL MS
    Virginia Culpepper, F, 9, Dau, S, TX AL MS
    Everet Culpepper, M, 7, Son, S, TX AL MS
    Joseph Culpepper, M, 6, Son, S, TX AL MS
    Josephine Culpepper, F, 6, Dau, S, TX AL MS
    Georgia Culpepper, F, 5, Dau, S, TX AL MS
    Jacob Culpepper, M, 4, Son, S, TX AL MS
    Matthew Culpepper, M, 3, Son, S, TX AL MS
    Reuben C. Culpepper, M, 1, Son, S, TX AL MS.
  4. Merle Ridgway, Houston, TX, 1999 records, Merle Ridgway to Lew Griffin, 1999.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 87, Sheet 2B, Pg 116A, Pct 3, Gen.com Img 5, Old Sweet Home, Lavaca Co., TX
    James Culpepper, Head, M, Jul-1833, 66, md-22 yrs, AL SC SC, Farmer
    Marie Culpepper, Wife, F, Feb-1841, 59, md-33 yrs, Ch 15/15, MS MS MS
    Matthew Culpepper, Son, M, Oct-1877, 22, S, TX AL MS, Farm Laborer
    Rubbin Culpepper, Son, M, Mar-1879, 21, S, TX AL MS, Farm Laborer
    Sophia Culpepper, Daughter, F, May-1873, 27, S, TX AL MS
    Jinsie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1880, 19, S, TX AL MS
    Maggie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1885, 14, S, TX AL MS.
  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 161, Sheet 13B, Pg 204B, Pct 4, Gen.com Img 26, Wilson Co., TX
    Matthew Culpepper, Head, M, 33, M1, md-1 yr, TX MS MS, Farmer
    Lela M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, M1, md-1 yr, ch 0/0, TX FL TN.
  7. 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
    Infant (Ira Lee) Culpepper, born 5 Aug 1910 in Wilson Co., TX to Mathew J Culpepper.
  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. E-mail written Oct 2007 to Lew Griffin from Nancy Miller, e-mail address.
  10. 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
    Infant (James Lloyd) Culpepper, born 20 Jun 1915 in Wilson Co., TX to Mathew J Culpepper.
  11. E-mail written 1999-2005 to Culpepper Connections from Dorothy Nash Roberts (#23890), Denton, TX, e-mail address.
  12. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 206, Sheet 2A, Pg 164, Pct. 7, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    N/A, Farm=Y
    Matthews Culpepper, Head, M, 42, M, TX MS MS, Farmer
    Lela Culpepper, Wife, F, 32, M, TX FL TN
    Oralee Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, TX TX TX
    Vernon Culpepper, Son, M, 8-9?, S, TX TX TX
    Loyd Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, TX TX TX
    Ermine Culpepper, Dau, F, 3, S, TX TX TX
    Nina Culpepper, Dau, F, 2, S, TX TX TX.
  13. Tombstone.
    Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Winston Aaron Culpepper, 7 Aug 1922 – 11 Sep 1954, AMMI US NAVY WWII.
  14. 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
    Aaron Winston Culpepper, born 7 Aug 1922 in Wilson Co., TX.
  15. Tombstone.
    Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    James L. Culpepper, 28 Jul 1833 – 29 Aug 1922
    Margaret Culpepper, 14 Feb 1841, Coffeeville, Miss – 14 Apr 1931.
  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. L. Culpepper, Wilson Co., Aug 29 1922, 24962.
  17. Tombstone.
    Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Frances Garland Culpepper, 7 Dec 1925 – 9 May 1956, PFC US Army WW II.
  18. 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
    Francis Garland Culpepper, born 7 Dec 1925 in Wilson Co., Texas.
  19. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 14, Sheet 3B, Pg 176, Pct. 7, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Matthew Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md@31, TX MS MS, Farmer
    Lellia Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, md@21, TX FL TN
    Vernon M. Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX TX TX, Farmer
    Lyod Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, TX TX TX
    Ermine Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, TX TX TX
    Nina Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX TX TX
    Winston A. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, S, TX TX TX
    Francis J. Culpepper, Son, M, 4 2/12, S, TX TX TX
    Joy E. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 6/12, S, TX TX TX.
  20. Louis J. Williams, The Harbours in America, 7904 Joliet Ave, Lubbock TX 79423: The Harbour / Witt Family Association, 1982.
    p 99; location Dorothy Nash Roberts Ancestor Chart.
  21. 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
    Margret Culpepper, Wilson Co., Apr 14 1931, 21409.
  22. 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
    Winston Aaron Culpepper, died 11 Sep 1954 in Bexar Co., TX.
  23. 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
    Francis G Culpepper, died 9 May 1956 in Brooks Co., TX.
  24. Tombstone.
    Stockdale City Cemetery, Stockdale, Wilson Co., TX
    Mathew John Culpepper, 11 Nov 1887 – 19 Mar 1959
    Lela Culpepper, 6 Apr 1887 – 1 Oct 1975.
  25. 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
    Matthew John Culpepper died 19 Mar 1959 in Wilson Co., TX.
  26. 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
    Infant (Norma Faye) Culpepper, born 30 Mar 1913 in Wilson Co., TX to Mathew J Culpepper.
  27. 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
    Joi Estelle Culpepper, Female, born __ 1928 in Wilson Co., Texas, child of Mathew John Culpeper and Lela Myrtle Hawk.