Melvina Miriam Culpepper

Female, #35362, (24 Jan 1876 - 25 Dec 1958)
Father*John Malcolm Culpepper (13 Nov 1835 - 10 Jan 1927)
Mother*Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens (22 Oct 1839 - 21 Jul 1906)
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Mattie Myra Culpepper. 
Birth*24 Jan 1876 Melvina was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 24 Jan 1876. 
1880 Census1880 Sarah, Nancy and Melvina was listed as a daughter in John Malcolm Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Randolph Co., Alabama. 46 m-Beat 8 ED 111-19. 
PhotographedNov 1891 She appeared as a daughter in a family photograph in Nov 1891 at Hopkins Co., Texas,
Seated next to John Malcolm and wife Sarah A. E. Stephens is their son Daniel and his first wife Dora (Hardison) Stephens Culpepper. She was a widow of a man named Stephens and some relation to Sarah's family before she married Daniel. She is holding Addie Culpepper who married a Hayden. Immediately behind her on the left are siblings, Mattie Culpepper Minter and Luther Culpepper. The young lady on the right is a Miss Hardison, Daniel's sister-in-law. Lavyn says Mattie wanted Capus to marry this lady but he had other ideas. Source: Tommie Smith.1
John Malcolm Culpepper family, 1891
Marriage*1892 She married Robert Edward Minter at Hopkins Co., Texas, in 1892. 
Married Name1892  As of 1892, her married name was Minter. 
Death of Mother21 Jul 1906 Her mother Sarah Ann Elizabeth Stephens died on 21 Jul 1906 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Spouse27 Sep 1921 Her husband Robert Edward Minter died on 27 Sep 1921 at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Father10 Jan 1927 Her father John Malcolm Culpepper died on 10 Jan 1927 at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
Photographed*say 1940 She was photographed say 1940 at Hopkins Co., Texas.3
Mattie (Culpepper) Minter & daughters
Photographed*say 1946 She was photographed say 1946.3
Sally (Culpepper) Hill and Mattie (Culpepper) Minter
Death*25 Dec 1958 She died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 25 Dec 1958 at age 82. 
Burial*27 Dec 1958 Her body was interred on 27 Dec 1958 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas
Biography* Melvina Miriam Culpepper was the daughter of John Malcolm and Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Stephens) Culpepper. She was presumably named for two of John Malcolm Culpepper's sisters but she went by the name "Mattie Myra." She was born in Randolph Co., AL but, sometime after the 1880 census, her parents moved the family by wagon train to Grant Co., AR.

In 1892,4 Mattie Myra's parents took her and her younger brother along with her older brother, Luther, and went by train to Saltillo, Hopkins Co., TX5 where they settled down in the Pine Forest Community.

There Mattie Myra met and married Ed Minter and they are noted with their young family in the 1900 census of Hopkins Co., TX. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco wrote6 that Ed "made sure his wife, Mattie, had a new dress or hat. She did enjoy looking nice even when she was a very old lady and was in poor health."

Ed died in 1921 when Mattie Myra was 45 years old. She died in 1958 at the age of 82. 

Family

Robert Edward Minter (1 Mar 1860 - 27 Sep 1921)
Marriage*1892 She married Robert Edward Minter at Hopkins Co., Texas, in 1892. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. "Beautiful Tribute Paid to Uncle John Culpepper" unknown source, presumably a Hopkins Co., TX paper, circa 12 Jan 1927
  5. Mrs. D. W. (Lavyn Wright) Sisco, "John Malcolm Culpepper," typed sheet and letter 15 Apr 1994
  6. summary of the children of John Malcolm Culpepper