James Benjamin Culpepper

Male, #35371, (6 Jan 1879 - 9 Apr 1964)
Father*William Jehew Culpepper (15 Oct 1857 - 12 Aug 1929)
Mother*Emily Julia Ann Josephine East (27 Jan 1858 - 14 Jul 1918)
Multiple Birth* James was born a twin. 
Birth*6 Jan 1879 James was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 6 Jan 1879.1,2 
1880 Census1880 Malcolm, John and James was listed as a son in William Jehew Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 22 m-p. 336 hh 83. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 James was listed as a brother in Malcolm Henry Luther Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas. 22 m-.3 
Employment* James's occupation: farmer at Hopkins Co., Texas
Marriage*9 Nov 1902 He married Mary Eliza Dodd at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 9 Nov 1902 at age 23. 
Birth of Son14 Nov 1903 His son Roy Lee Culpepper was born on 14 Nov 1903 at Hopkins Co., Texas.4 
Birth of Son28 Jul 1908 His son Marion Elton Culpepper was born on 28 Jul 1908 at Hopkins Co., Texas.5,1 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.6 
Birth of Son23 Aug 1911 His son Billy Minter Culpepper was born on 23 Aug 1911 at Hopkins Co., Texas.4,1 
Photographed*circa 1917 He was photographed circa 1917 at Hopkins Co., Texas.7
James Benjamin & Mae (Dodd) Culpepper family
Death of Mother14 Jul 1918 His mother Emily Julia Ann Josephine East died on 14 Jul 1918 at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas.7 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 James registered for the WW-I draft, naming Mary Eliza Dodd as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918 at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.8 
Death of Son29 Oct 1927 His son Roy Lee Culpepper died on 29 Oct 1927 at Hardeman Co., Texas.4,9 
Death of Father12 Aug 1929 His father William Jehew Culpepper died on 12 Aug 1929 at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.10 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Death of Spouse12 Jan 1940 His wife Mary Eliza Dodd died on 12 Jan 1940 at Hopkins Co., Texas.11 
Death*9 Apr 1964 He died at East Town Hospital, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 9 Apr 1964 at age 85.7,12,1 
Burial*circa 11 Apr 1964 His body was interred circa 11 Apr 1964 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas.13 
Biography* James Benjamin Culpepper was the son of William Jehu and Emily Julia Ann Josephine (East) Culpepper. He was born and spent his early years in Randolph Co., AL where he was noted with his parents in the 1880 census but probably near the Tallapoosa Co., AL border since the family apparently attended church in Daviston, AL.14 Around 1890, the family is believed to have moved to a farm in the Hurricane Creek area of Grant Co., AR and Jim would presumably have accompanied his parents.15 Unfortunately, the 1890 U. S. census records were burned.
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In the mid-1890's, Jim's parents moved again, this time to Hopkins Co., TX. Again, Jim appears to have accompanied his parents and this is apparently where he met May Dodd whom he married in 1902. Jim and May appear to have settled down to raise their family in Hopkins Co., TX and they were noted there in 1910 and 1920 census records.
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Jim lived in Dallas for 25 years prior to his death in 1964 at the age of 85. 

Family

Mary Eliza Dodd (1882 - 12 Jan 1940)
Marriage*9 Nov 1902 He married Mary Eliza Dodd at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 9 Nov 1902 at age 23. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Apr 2012

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. 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
    James Benjamin Culpepper, RFD#3, Como, Hopkins Co., Texas, age 39, born 6 Jan 1879, Caucasian, Farmer at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas, Nearest relative: Mary Eliza Culpepper, RFD#1, Como, Hopkins Co., Texas, Medium height, Slender build, Blue eyes, Dark brown hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Sheet 1B, Pg 109, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 1, Hopkins Co., TX
    M. H. Culpepper, Head, M, Dec-1877, 22, md-0, AL AL AL, Farmer
    E. L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Jul-1881, 18, md-0, Ch 0/0, AL GA AL
    Jas B. Culpepper, Brother, M, Jan-1879, 21, S, AL AL AL, Farm Laborer.
  4. 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.
    James Benjamin Culpepper Sheet (Edna Caldwell & Annie DeVore).
  5. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    Marion E. Culpepper, 28 Jul 1908 - 4 Dec 1979, Served 7 Aug 1940 to 17 Oct 1945 as Staff Sergeant in the US Army, Interred 7 Dec 1979 in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, Section 6, Site 613.
  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 60, Sheet 8B, Pg 226B, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 16, Hopkins Co., TX
    Jim Culpepper, Head, M, 31, M1, md-7 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    May Culpepper, Wife, F, 27, M1, md-7 yrs, ch 3/3, TX AL GA
    Roy L. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL TX
    Burnice G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 4, S, TX AL TX
    Marion E. Culpepper, Son, M, 1, S, TX AL TX.
  7. 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.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 15B, Pg 218, Pct 2 , ? Pickton? & Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    James B. Culpepper, Head, M, 40, M, AL AL AL, Farmer
    May Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M, TX US US
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, TX AL AL, Farm Laborer
    Bernice Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, S, TX AL AL
    Elton Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX AL AL
    Minter Culpepper, Son, 8, S, TX AL AL
    Lillian Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, S, TX AL AL
    Laverne Culpepper, Dau, F, 4  4/12, TX AL AL.
  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
    Roy Culpeper, died 29 Oct 1927 in Hardeman Co., TX, 33740.
  10. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Sheet 2B, Pg 135, Pct. 2, Pickton & Pine Forest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    James B. Culpepper, Head, M, 51, M, md@23, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Mary E. Culpepper, F, 47, M, md@20, TX GA AR
    Marion E. Culpepper, Son, M, 21, S, TX AL TX, Farmer
    Billie M. Culpepper, Son, M, 18, S, TX AL TX, Farm Labor
    Lillian Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX AL TX, Farm Labor
    Margaret L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 10, S, TX AL TX
    Joe N. Culpepper, Dau, F, 4, TX AL TX.
  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
    Mary E. Culpepper, Hopkins Co., Jan 12 1940, 70037.
  12. 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
    James Benjamin Culpepper, Male, Widowed, died 9 Apr 1964 in Dallas Co., TX.
  13. E-mail written 2000 to Tommie Smith from Harry Hogue.
  14. Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II, A Collection of Culpeppers manuscript, in the "Additional Information on Members of The Family Culpepper" section, there is a letter of recommendation, preserved by Lavyn (Wright) Sisco, from the Methodist Episcopal Church of Pleasant Hill, Daviston, Alabama for William J. Culpepper and his family.
  15. Lavyn (Wright) Sisco letter 15 Apr 1994
  16. The Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas.
    http://www.thevictoriaadvocate.com/
    Obituary of Lillian Pauline Culpepper Good (#23235), published Saturday, 18 Jun 2005.