Daniel Elias Leslie Culpepper

Male, #35347, (2 Aug 1867 - 30 Jan 1936)
Father*John Malcolm Culpepper (13 Nov 1835 - 10 Jan 1927)
Mother*Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens (22 Oct 1839 - 21 Jul 1906)
DNA* Daniel 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 Dan. 
Birth*2 Aug 1867 Daniel was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 2 Aug 1867. 
1870 Census1870 William, Sarah, John, Daniel and Robert listed as a household member living with John Malcolm Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 35 m-p. 572 hh 18. 
1880 Census1880 John, Daniel, Robert and Capos was listed as a son in John Malcolm Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 46 m-Beat 8 ED 111-19. 
Employment* Daniel's occupation: farmer at Texas
Marriage*20 Oct 1889 He married Dora V. Hardison at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 20 Oct 1889 at age 22.1 
Photographed*Nov 1891 He was photographed in Nov 1891 at Hopkins Co., Texas, at age 24.2
Daniel Elias Leslie Culpepper
Birth of Son28 Jul 1894 His son Ernest Egbert Culpepper was born on 28 Jul 1894 at Como, Hopkins Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Son6 Feb 1900 His son Robert Eddie Culpepper was born on 6 Feb 1900 at Hopkins Co., Texas
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Daniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.4 
Death of Son29 Jun 1900 His son Robert Eddie Culpepper died on 29 Jun 1900 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Birth of Son1 Dec 1904 His son John J. Daniel Culpepper was born on 1 Dec 1904 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Mother21 Jul 1906 His mother Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens died on 21 Jul 1906 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Birth of Soncirca 1909 His son William Fladger Culpepper was born circa 1909 at Hopkins Co., Texas
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Daniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. ED 60 Sheet 131.5 
Death of Spouse26 Apr 1911 His wife Dora V. Hardison died on 26 Apr 1911 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Photographed1912 He was photographed in 1912 at Hopkins Co., Texas.6
Daniel Elias Leslie Culpepper family
Marriage*11 Oct 1914 He married Omega Lela Johnson at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 11 Oct 1914 at age 47. 
Birth of Son9 Nov 1916 His son Woodrow Wilson Culpepper was born on 9 Nov 1916 at Hopkins Co., Texas.7 
Birth of Son30 Apr 1918 His son Olus Leffie Culpepper was born on 30 Apr 1918 at Hopkins Co., Texas
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Daniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.8 
Birth of Soncirca 22 Apr 1920 His son Infant (?) Culpepper was born circa 22 Apr 1920 at Hopkins Co., Texas.9 
Death of Son22 Apr 1920 His son Infant (?) Culpepper died on 22 Apr 1920 at Hopkins Co., Texas.9 
Death of Spouse12 May 1920 His wife Omega Lela Johnson died on 12 May 1920 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Marriage*18 Aug 1923 He married Sarah Maude Hopper at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 18 Aug 1923 at age 56. 
Employment He was employed at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Son1925 His son Ernest Egbert Culpepper died in 1925 at Texas
Death of Father10 Jan 1927 His father John Malcolm Culpepper died on 10 Jan 1927 at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas.10 
Death of Son4 Feb 1927 His son William Fladger Culpepper died on 4 Feb 1927 at Hopkins Co., Texas.11 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Daniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.12 
Death of Son13 Mar 1934 His son John J. Daniel Culpepper died on 13 Mar 1934 at Hopkins Co., Texas.13 
Death*30 Jan 1936 He died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 30 Jan 1936 at age 68.14 
Burial*6 Feb 1936 His body was interred on 6 Feb 1936 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas
Biography* Daniel Elias Leslie Culpepper was the son of John Malcolm and Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Stephens) Culpepper. He was born after the Civil War and raised in Randolph Co., AL. Sometime after the 1880 census, Dan's parents went by wagon train to Grant Co., AR and Dan is presumed to have gone with them.

Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco, a family historian for the John Malcolm Culpepper family, wrote 15 that "about 1885-1887," Dan and his older brother, Frank Culpepper, went to Hopkins Co., TX to look for land. Frank returned to Arkansas, but Dan apparently stayed and, in 1889, he married Dora (Hardison) Stephens, his cousin's widow, and they settled down in Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., TX to raise their family. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco wrote:16

Uncle Dan Culpepper was a very tall man. He farmed some but was also in law enforcement....

Dan was 43 years old when Dora died in 1911. In 1914, Dan married another widow, Omega Lela (Johnson) Page. Dan was 52 years old when his second wife died in 1920. Dan was married a third time in 1923 to Sarah Maud Hopper. They settled down east of Como, Hopkins Co., TX. Over a period of about 14 years before his death, Dan served as a justice of the peace or as a constable.17

In the Fall of 1935, he was appointed constable of the County Commissioners Court and, in late January, 1936, he was serving as door bailiff for the grand jury of the District Court in Sulphur Springs.17 According to the Friday, 31 Jan 1936 Hopkins County Echo 17 on "Thursday night,"after finishing up with a grand jury session, Dan was headed home when his car ran into a truck and Dan was killed. There were other accidents in the area that night which were attributed to the sleet and ice covered highways and windshields and these factors were believed to have contributed to Dan's accident. Dan was 68 years old. 

Family 1

Dora V. Hardison (23 Feb 1869 - 26 Apr 1911)
Marriage*20 Oct 1889 He married Dora V. Hardison at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 20 Oct 1889 at age 22.1 
Children

Family 2

Omega Lela Johnson (3 Apr 1887 - 12 May 1920)
Marriage*11 Oct 1914 He married Omega Lela Johnson at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 11 Oct 1914 at age 47. 
Children

Family 3

Sarah Maude Hopper (25 Jun 1878 - 5 Jul 1950)
Marriage*18 Aug 1923 He married Sarah Maude Hopper at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 18 Aug 1923 at age 56. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. Book 6, p. 445.
  2. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.
    as provided by Lavyn Sisco.
  3. 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
    Ernest Culpepper, RFD#3, Como, Hopkins Co., Texas, age 22, born 28 Jul 1894 near Como, Texas, Farmer for Foster Dillon near Pine Forest, Texas, Wife is dependent, Married, Caucasian, No military experience, Medium height, Slender build, Gray eyes, Brown hair, Not bald, No disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 at Hopkins Co., Texas.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Sheet 10B & 11A, Pg 118-119, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 19-20, Hopkins Co., TX
    D. E. Culpepper, Head, M, Feb-1869, 31, md-10 yrs, AL GA MS, Farmer
    Dorcus V. Culpepper, Wife, F, Feb-1869, 31, md-10, Ch 5/5, TX AL AL
    Addie E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jul-1890, 5, S, TX AL TX
    Ernest E. Culpepper, Son, M, Jul-1895, 4, S, TX AL TX
    Florence G. Culpepper, Daughter, M, Jul-1897, 2, S, TX AL TX
    Robert E. Culpepper, Son, M, Feb-1900, 4/12, S, TX AL TX
    Mattie E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Feb-1900, 4/12, S, TX AL TX.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 60, Sheet 8A, Pg 226A, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 15, Hopkins Co., TX
    Dan E. Culpepper, Head, M, 43, M1, md-20 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Dora V. Culpepper, Wife, F, 41, M2, md-20 yrs, ch 8/8 or 5/5, TX US US
    Earnest Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX AL TX
    Florence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, TX AL TX
    John D. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL TX
    Cleo Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3, S, TX AL TX
    Fladger Culpepper, Son, M, 1, S, TX AL TX
    Oliver M. Roberts, Hiredman, M, 56, wid, AL AL AL, Farm Laborer.
  6. E-mail written numerous messages over 30+ years to Lew Griffin from Tommie Sue Reeves Smith (#23162), 942 Clarice, Grand Prairie, TX 75051, e-mail address.
  7. 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
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 10A, Pg 213, Pct 2, Pineforrest & Greenwood Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    Daniel E. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, AL GA GA, Farmer
    Omega Culpepper, Wife, F, 42?, M, TX AL TX
    Cleo Culpepper, Dau, F, 13?, S, TX AL TX
    John J. Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL TX
    Fladger Culpepper, Son, M, 10, S, TX AL TX
    Woodrow Culpepper, Son, M, 3 2/12, S, TX AL TX
    Olus Culpepper, Son, M, 1 ?/12, S, TX AL TX
    Ionna Mc Corkle, S-Dau, F, 18, S, TX TX TX
    Mary E. Efrid, S-Dau, F, 14, S, TX NC TX
    Clay D. Page, S-Son, M, 8, S, TX TX TX.
  9. 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
    Dan Culpepper (Infant of), Hopkins Co., Apr 22 1920, 14193.
  10. 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
    John Culpepper, Hopkins Co., Jan 10 1927, 2255.
  11. 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 Fladger Culpepper, Hopkins Co., Feb 4 1927, 580.
  12. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Sheet 4A, Pg 137, Pct. 2, Bob Clayton & Rhodes Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Dan E. Culpepper, Head, M, 62, M, md@22, AL AL GA, Farmer
    Maud Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, M, md@22, TX TX TX
    Loreta Byter, StepDau, F, 21, M, md@20, TX TX TX, Farm Laborer
    Patsy R. Byter, StepGDau, F, 8/12, S, TX LA TX
    Effie Ottinger, StepDau, F, 17, S, TX TX TX, Farm Laborer
    Woodrow Culpepper, Son, M, 13, S, TX AL TX, Farm Laborer
    Olus Culpepper. Son, M, 11, S, TX AL TX, Farm Laborer.
  13. 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
    John D. Culpepper, Hopkins Co., Mar 13 1934, 13508.
  14. 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
    Dan E. Culpepper, Hopkins Co., Jan 28 1936, 3202.
  15. letter 15 Apr 1994
  16. summary of the children of J. M. Culpepper
  17. "Dan Culpepper: Pioneer Citizen, Victim of Wreck," Hopkins County Echo (Texas) 31 Jan 1936, preserved by Lavyn (Wright) Sisco