Clara Earnest Culpepper

Female, #35377, (5 Mar 1883 - 31 Aug 1943)
Father*William Jehew Culpepper (15 Oct 1857 - 12 Aug 1929)
Mother*Emily Julia Ann Josephine East (27 Jan 1858 - 14 Jul 1918)
Birth*5 Mar 1883 Clara was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 5 Mar 1883. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Julia, Emily, Clara, Carrie, Mary and Nannie was listed as a daughter in William Jehew Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.1 
Photographed*say 1901 She was photographed say 1901 at Hopkins Co., Texas,
From Tommie Smith: They were young and to me looked so identical. I mentioned one time that I could not tell which one was which. My older sister, Edna Earl, in her wisdom said I could remember that if their names were listed alphabetically it would not be right. This meant that Clara faced us on the left and Carrie was on the right. This worked for me..2
Clara E. & Carrie E. Culpepper
Marriage*26 Jun 1914 She married Robert Jackson McGill at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 26 Jun 1914 at age 31. 
Married Name26 Jun 1914  As of 26 Jun 1914, her married name was McGill. 
Death of Mother14 Jul 1918 Her mother Emily Julia Ann Josephine East died on 14 Jul 1918 at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
Death of Father12 Aug 1929 Her father William Jehew Culpepper died on 12 Aug 1929 at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas
Photographedcirca 1940 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph circa 1940 at Hopkins Co., Texas,
Left to right: Frank, Will, Earl, Tessie, Clara, Glant, and Julia.2
William Jehew Culpepper children
Death*31 Aug 1943 She died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 31 Aug 1943 at age 60.3 
Burial* Her body was interred at Old Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo, Hopkins Co., Texas.4 
Biography* Clara Earnest was the daughter of William Jehu and Emily Julia Ann Josephine (East) Culpepper. Her parents were noted in the 1880 census of the Louina Beat (now Wadley) in Randolph Co., AL and this is probably where she spent her early years. Around 1890, the family is believed to have moved to a farm in the Hurricane Creek area of Grant Co., AR and Clara presumably accompanied her parents there.5 Unfortunately, the 1890 U. S. census records were burned. In the mid-1890's, Clara again accompanied her parents as they moved to Hopkins Co., TX and she appears with her parents in 1900 and 1910 census records there.

Clara married Robert Jackson McGill in 1914 census. Robert's father was noted in Randolph Co., AL records as a neighbor of the Culpepper's so Clara and Robert might have known each other from Alabama. The couple settled down to raise their family in Texas. Clara died in 1943 at the age of 60. 

Family

Robert Jackson McGill (31 Aug 1868 - 19 Jul 1959)
Marriage*26 Jun 1914 She married Robert Jackson McGill at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 26 Jun 1914 at age 31. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Sheet 2A, Pg 109A, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 2, Hopkins Co., TX
    W. J. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct-1857, 42, md-25 yrs, AL GA MS, Farmer
    Emily Josephine Culpepper, Wife, F, Jan-1858, 42, md-25 yrs, Ch 16/13, AL AL AL
    William Culpepper, Son, M, Jan-1879, 21, S, AL AL AL, Farm Laborer
    Julia E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Dec-1880, 19, S, AL AL AL
    Dee M. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1881, 18, S, AL AL AL
    Clara Culpepper, Daughter, F, Mar-1883, 17, S, AL AL AL
    Carrie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Mar-1883, 17, S, AL AL AL
    Frank Culpepper, Son, M, Sep-1884, 15, S, AL AL AL, Farm Laborer
    Mary G. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1887, 12, S, AL AL AL
    George F. Culpepper, Son, M, Apr-1890, 10, S, AL AL AL, Farm Laborer
    Irl Culpepper, Son, M, Apr-1896, 4, S, TX AL AL
    Nannie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jun-1898, 1, S, TX AL AL
    Carl Culpepper, Son, M, Feb-1899, 1, S, TX AL AL.
  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.
  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.
    RJ McGill Sheet (Hanna McGill Simpson info).
  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.
    Robert Jackson McGill Sheet (Hanna McGill Simpson info).
  5. Lavyn (Wright) Sisco letter 15 Apr 1994