Francis Davis Culpepper

Male, #35380, (15 Sep 1884 - 16 Jun 1967)
Father*William Jehew Culpepper (15 Oct 1857 - 12 Aug 1929)
Mother*Emily Julia Ann Josephine East (27 Jan 1858 - 14 Jul 1918)
Name Variation He was also known as Frank Culpepper. 
Birth*15 Sep 1884 Francis was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 15 Sep 1884.1,2 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Francis, George, Robert, Carl and John was listed as a son in William Jehew Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.3 
Employment* Francis's occupation: farmer at Hopkins Co., Texas
Marriage*6 Sep 1908 He married Nora Nite McFarland at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 6 Sep 1908 at age 23. 
Birth of Son22 Jul 1909 His son James Floyd Culpepper was born on 22 Jul 1909 at Hopkins Co., Texas.1 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.4 
Birth of Son28 Dec 1910 His son Raymond Lee Culpepper was born on 28 Dec 1910 at Hopkins Co., Texas.1 
Birth of Son24 Sep 1913 His son Francis Davis Culpepper Jr. was born on 24 Sep 1913 at Hopkins Co., Texas.1 
Photographed*circa 1914 He was photographed circa 1914 at Hopkins Co., Texas,
Frank & Nora Culpepper & their sons James Floyd, Raymond Lee, & Francis Davis Culpepper Jr.5
Francis Davis Culpepper & family
Birth of Son2 Feb 1918 His son Hugh Jay Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1918 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Son11 Feb 1918 His son Hugh Jay Culpepper died on 11 Feb 1918 at Hopkins Co., Texas
Death of Mother14 Jul 1918 His mother Emily Julia Ann Josephine East died on 14 Jul 1918 at Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas.5 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Francis registered for the WW-I draft, naming Nora Nite McFarland as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918 at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas.2 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.6 
Birth of Son21 Dec 1923 His son John Harold Culpepper was born on 21 Dec 1923 at Texas.1 
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 Francis was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Hopkins Co., Texas.7 
Birth of Son16 Jun 1932 His son Billy Frank Culpepper was born on 16 Jun 1932.1 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Photographedcirca 1940 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph circa 1940 at Hopkins Co., Texas,
Left to right: Frank, Will, Earl, Tessie, Clara, Glant, and Julia.5
William Jehew Culpepper children
Death*16 Jun 1967 He died at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Texas, on 16 Jun 1967 at age 82.8,9,1 
Burial*circa 18 Jun 1967 His body was interred circa 18 Jun 1967 at Pine Forest Cemetery, Pine Forest, Hopkins Co., Texas.10 
Biography* Francis Davis Culpepper was the son of William Jehu and Emily Julia Ann Josephine (East) Culpepper. His parents were noted in the 1880 census of the Louina Beat (now Wadley) in Randolph Co., AL and this is probably where he spent his early years. Around 1890, the family is believed to have moved to a farm in the Hurricane Creek area of Grant Co., AR and Frank presumably accompanied his parents there.11 Unfortunately, the 1890 U. S. census records were burned. In the mid-1890's, Frank again accompanied his parents as they moved to Hopkins Co., TX and he appears with his parents in 1900 census records there.
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In 1908, Frank married Nora McFarland and they settled down to farm and raise their family in Hopkins Co., TX. And this is where the couple was noted with their young family in 1910 and 1920 census records.
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Frank had lived in Hopkins County for 12 years prior to his death in 1967 at the age of 82. 

Family

Nora Nite McFarland (10 Jul 1893 - 17 Apr 1990)
Marriage*6 Sep 1908 He married Nora Nite McFarland at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 6 Sep 1908 at age 23. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Dec 2009

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
    Francis Daniel Culpepper, RFD#3, Como, Hopkins Co., Texas, age 33, born 15 Sep 1884, Caucasian, Farmer at RFD#3, Como, Hopkins Co., Texas, Nearest relative: Nora Nita Culpepper, RFD#3, Como, Hopkins Co., Texas, Tall 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 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.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 60, Sheet 2A, Pg 220A, Pct 2, Gen.com Img 3, Hopkins Co., TX
    Frank D. Culpepper, Head, M, 25, M1, md-1 yr, TX AL AL, Farmer
    Nora Culpepper, Wife, F, 16, M1, md-1 yr, ch 1/1, TX GA TX
    Floy Culpepper, Son, M, 8/12, S, TX TX TX.
  5. 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.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 69, Sheet 14B, Pg 217, Pct 2, Pineforrest Rd., Hopkins Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=Y
    Frank D. Culpepper, Head, M, 35, M, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Nora Culpepper, Wife, F, 26, M, TX GA TX
    Floyd Culpepper, Son, M, 10, S, TX AL TX
    Raymond Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, TX AL TX
    D. Y. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, TX AL TX.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 23, Sheet 8B, Pg 247, Pct. 6, Hopkins Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Francis D. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M, md@24, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Nora N. Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M, md@15, TX GA TX
    James F. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, TX AL TX, Farmer
    Raimond L. Culpepper, Son, M, 19, S, TX AL TX, Farmer
    Francis D. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 16, S, TX AL TX, Farm Laborer
    Dorothy M. Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, TX AL TX
    John H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, TX AL TX.
  8. 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
    Francis Davis Culpepper, Male, Single, died 16 Jun 1967 in Hopkins Co., TX.
  9. E-mail written 2000 to Tommie Smith from Harry Hogue.
  10. 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.
    Frank D. Culpepper Family Group Sheet.
  11. Lavyn (Wright) Sisco letter 15 Apr 1994