Bessie Culpepper

Female, #35683, (28 Sep 1893 - 3 Oct 1964)
Father*Thomas Jefferson Culpepper (1 Sep 1861 - 22 May 1955)
Mother*Avie Jane King (26 Jun 1864 - 19 Sep 1905)
Birth*28 Sep 1893 Bessie was born at Gibsonville, Clay Co., Alabama, on 28 Sep 1893. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Mother19 Sep 1905 Her mother Avie Jane King died on 19 Sep 1905 at New Hope, Sabine Parish, Louisiana
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Bessie, Iva and Mary was listed as a daughter in Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at San Jon, Quay Co., New Mexico.1 
Married Namecirca 1915  As of circa 1915, her married name was Ginnings. 
Marriage*circa 1915 She married Sam Wade Ginnings circa 1915.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Bessie was listed as Sam Wade Ginnings's wife on the 1930 Census at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.2 
Death of Father22 May 1955 Her father Thomas Jefferson Culpepper died on 22 May 1955 at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.3 
Photographed*say 1960 She was photographed say 1960 at Texas.
Hattie & sister Bessie
Death*3 Oct 1964 She died at Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, on 3 Oct 1964 at age 71. 
Burial*circa 6 Oct 1964 Her body was interred circa 6 Oct 1964 at Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas


Sam Wade Ginnings (circa 1886 - )
Marriage*circa 1915 She married Sam Wade Ginnings circa 1915.2 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Jun 2006


  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 144, Sheet 3A, Line 30, San Jon Precinct 12, Quay Co., NM
    Thomas T. Culpepper, Head, M, 48, wid, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Quartz Cleaner
    Herman Culpepper, Son, M, 24, Sng, AL/AL/AL, RR Shop Foreman
    Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Iva A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Lunas Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, AL/AL/AL
    Exa Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16, Sheet 13A, Pg 117, Pct. 1, 1002 S. Johnson, Amarillo, Potter Co., TX
    Own=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N, Military=N
    Sam W. Ginnings, Head, M, 43, M, md@29, TX KY KY, Lay Linolium-Furn St
    Bessie (Culpepper) Ginnings, Wife, F, 36, M, md@22, AL GA GA
    Tom J. Culpepper, Father-in-Law, M, 68, WD, GA TN TN, Bagman-Flourmill.
  3. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at, 2006.
    Thomas J. Culpepper died 22 May 1955 in Potter Co., TX.