Joseph Seaborn Culpepper

Male, #3663, (6 Aug 1907 - Dec 1966)
Father*David Benjamin Culpepper (14 Nov 1874 - 27 Mar 1940)
Mother*Florence E. Hawkins (18 Jul 1889 - 15 Sep 1969)
DNA* Joseph has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA, who is a great-grandson of Joseph Culpepper and 3-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*6 Aug 1907 Joseph was born at Crisp Co., Georgia, on 6 Aug 1907.1 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Joseph was listed as a son in David Benjamin Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Crisp Co., Georgia.2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Joseph, Homer and David was listed as a son in David Benjamin Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Crisp Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*circa 1926 He married Bera Elva Ellis circa 1926.4 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Cordele, Crisp Co., Georgia.4 
Relocation*between 1930 and 1942 He relocated between 1930 and 1942 at Florida; Joseph moved to Florida before WW 2. He owned and operated Plantation Barbecue restaurants in South Florida and was the originator of Georgia Barbecue as we know it today.5 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Florida.1 
Death of Father27 Mar 1940 His father David Benjamin Culpepper died on 27 Mar 1940 at Cordele, Crisp Co., Georgia.6 
Divorce*between 1945 and 1946 He and Bera Elva Ellis were divorced between 1945 and 1946 at Dade Co., Florida. Although the Florida Divorce index shows the year of divorce as 1952, this was either improperly recorded or not recorded at the Registrars Office until 1952..7 
Marriage*say 1946 He married Edith Victoria Batson say 1946.5 
Birth of Son22 Oct 1950 His son Robert Wayne Culpepper was born on 22 Oct 1950.8 
Birth of Son3 Jan 1953 His son Stephen Thomas Culpepper was born on 3 Jan 1953.9,1 
Photographed*1965 He was photographed in 1965 at Miami, Dade Co., Florida.5
Joseph Seaborn & Edith V. (Batson) Culpepper
Death*Dec 1966 He died at Miami, Dade Co., Florida, in Dec 1966 at age 59.1,10 
Biography*Jul 2005 In July 2005, David Allen Culpepper wrote:
     Joseph S. Culpepper was the father of Southern Barbecue and was directly responsible for teaching the relatives of "Fat Boys Barbecue / Sonneys Barbecue" He owned Joe's Barbecu in the 1930s to 1950s, Barbecue Barn in the mid 1950s, and then Plantation Barbecue until his death, at which time there were 10 restaurants. His homemade Georgia barbecue sauce was very famous.
     It was passed on to me that the Culpepper family sometime back in the 16 or 1700s were traveling back and forth to Barbados in the Caribbean. It was told to me that that was the place where "Barbados Quay" fire roasted chicken, pig and goat were bought on the beach or quay (boat pier or wharf). This is my understanding of the origination of the word Barbecue was born and brought to this country by one of our ancestors. It is interesting to note that there are still several Culpepper Families on Barbados and even a place called Culpepper Island.5 

Family 1

Bera Elva Ellis (14 Jun 1906 - 29 Aug 2000)
Marriage*circa 1926 He married Bera Elva Ellis circa 1926.4 
Divorce*between 1945 and 1946 He and Bera Elva Ellis were divorced between 1945 and 1946 at Dade Co., Florida. Although the Florida Divorce index shows the year of divorce as 1952, this was either improperly recorded or not recorded at the Registrars Office until 1952..7 

Family 2

Edith Victoria Batson (22 Mar 1916 - 2 Nov 1980)
Marriage*say 1946 He married Edith Victoria Batson say 1946.5 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jun 2008

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. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 22, Page 107A, Family 359, Gen.com img 47, District 1451, Crisp Co., GA
    David B. Culpepper, Head, M, 36, md1-3 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Florence B. Culpepper, Wife, F, 25, md1-3 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph S. Culpepper, Son, M, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Florence A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 25, Sheet 8A, District #1451, Anc.com img 15, Old Blackshear Rd, Crisp Co., GA
    David B. Culpepper, Head, M, 46, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Florence E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 30, md, GA/GA/GA
    Seab Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Alma Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Hollis Culpepper, Son, M, 8, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Edward Culpepper, Son, M, 6, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Virginia Culpepper, Mother, F, 66, Wid, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 8, page 3A, 305 10th Avenue, Cordele, Crisp Co., GA
    Rent=$28, Radio=N, Farm=N
    David B. Culpepper, Head, M, 56, M, md @ 32, GA/GA/GA, Lunch Stand Proprietor
    Florence E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 40, M, md @ 16, GA/GA/GA
    Homer H. Culpepper, Son, M, 19, S, GA/GA/GA, Baggage Clerk at RR Depot
    Ben H. Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, GA/GA/GA
    Charlie H. Culpepper, Son, M, 8, S, GA/GA/GA
    +++Also under this same roof is the separate HH of one of David's sons (with Rent=$12)
    Joseph S. Culpepper, Head, M, 23, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/GA, Bakery Salesman
    Bera Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, M, md @ 19, GA/GA/AL
    Mary L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 7/12, S, GA/GA/GA.
  5. E-mail written 1999-2006 to Warren Culpepper & Lew Griffin from David Allen Culpepper (#10867), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, e-mail address or e-mail address.
  6. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    David B. Culpepper, d. 27 Mar 1940 at 66 years in Crisp Co., GA.
  7. Florida Department of Health, compiler, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8837&path=
    Joseph S Culpepper and Bera E Culpepper divorced in 1952 in Dade Co., Florida.
  8. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Robert W. Culpepper, Dade Co., FL, White, 22 Oct 1950 - 09 Sep 1973.
  9. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Stephen Thomas Culpepper, Cert 61501, Dade Co., FL, White, 03 Jan 1953 - 02 Jul 1983.
  10. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Joseph Seaborn Culpepper, Dade Co., FL, White, Male, died Dec 1966.