Thomas Jefferson Culpepper

Male, #34979, (18 Mar 1881 - 17 Nov 1976)
Father*Simeon Fletcher Culpepper (11 Oct 1842 - 22 Jun 1929)
Mother*Ellen Clay Nall (5 May 1844 - 19 Jan 1929)
Birth*18 Mar 1881 Thomas was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 18 Mar 1881.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Nathan, Wilbur and Thomas was listed as a son in Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*17 Apr 1906 He married Tommie Gay Sams at Inman, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 17 Apr 1906 at age 25. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1909 His son Thomas Jefferson Culpepper Jr. was born on 8 Oct 1909 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son20 Aug 1914 His son Fletcher Sams Culpepper was born on 20 Aug 1914 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Mother19 Jan 1929 His mother Ellen Clay Nall died on 19 Jan 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5,6 
Death of Father22 Jun 1929 His father Simeon Fletcher Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1929 at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7,8 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Photographedsay 1940 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1940 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
standing left to right: Nathan Florence Culpepper, James Wesley Culpepper, Homer Lee Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper, Thomas Jefferson Culpepper; seated: Edgar Clarence Culpepper.10
sons of Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Photographed*say 1965 He was photographed say 1965 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.10
Thomas Jefferson Culpepper
Death*17 Nov 1976 He died at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina, on 17 Nov 1976 at age 95.1 
Burial*19 Nov 1976 His body was interred on 19 Nov 1976 at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Biography* The following obituary is from an unknown source THOMAS CULPEPPER Thomas J. Culpepper, 95 of 414 Summit Drive, Greenville, S. C., died Wednesday, November 17, 1976, following an illness of several weeks . A native of Meriwether county, Georgia, he was the son of the late Simeon Fletcher and Ellen Nall Culpepper. He formerly lived in Greenville and Grantville, Ga., and for the past 30 years in Atlanta before moving to Greenville S. C., in April, 1975. He started practicing pharmacy in 1902, and continued in that profession for over 65 years, He was a graduate of Atlanta Pharmacy College, and a member of Druid Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was also a Mason. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tommie Sams Culpepper of Greenville, S. C; daughters, Mrs. Helen C. Lindsey, Lake City, S. C., and Mrs. Mary C. Bohannon Newnan; sons, Thomas J. Culpepper, Jr., and Fletcher S. Culpepper of Greenvllle S. C; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services and interment were held Friday, November 19, in West View cemetery, Atlanta. 
Research note*16 Feb 2011 From: Otis E. Smith, Jr
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:35 AM
To: 'Lew Griffin'
Cc: 'Warren Culpepper'

Lew,
Also, I knew Dr. Thomas J. Culpepper (Male 34979) Druggist in Grantville, GA. In a small town the physicians and druggist are like members of the family. His drug shop had an up to date soda fountain, or should I say , “Coca Cola Fountain”. I have been scouting around for some photos of the drug shop. If I run across any I will share. My dad and a select group of locals would meet in a back room at the drug store every morning and roll dice or draw high cards to see who paid for the cokes that day.

My mother was pushing Eleanor, she died in December at 100 an a half.11 

Family

Tommie Gay Sams (13 Aug 1886 - 9 Jan 1979)
Marriage*17 Apr 1906 He married Tommie Gay Sams at Inman, Fayette Co., Georgia, on 17 Apr 1906 at age 25. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited25 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. 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
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 11B, Lines 84-87, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Drug Merchant
    Tommie G. Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Helen G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1A, Lines 1-8, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, md, GA/GA/GA, Retail Druggist
    Tommie S. Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, md, GA/GA/GA
    Helen G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper Jr, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher S. Culpepper, Son, M, 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother-in-law, F, 63, wd, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Sams, Sister-in-law, F, 25, wd, GA/GA/GA.
  5. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mrs. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  7. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.
  9. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Page 5B, Talbotton Street, Meriwether Co., GA
    Home=$5000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Tom Culpepper, Head, M, 49, M, md @ 25, GA/GA/GA, Druggist
    Tommie Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Helen Culpepper, Dau, F, 22, S, GA/GA/GA, Saleslady/drug store
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Dau, F, 18, S, GA/GA/GA
    Fletcher Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, GA/GA/GA
    Ida Sams, Mother (-in-law), F, 74, wid, GA/GA/GA.
  10. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  11. E-mail written 16 Feb 2011 to Lew Griffin from Otis E. Smith Jr., e-mail address.