James Thomas Culpepper1

Male, #3973, (24 Sep 1824 - 10 Jun 1890)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Sumter Co., AL (c 1803 - 5 Jul 1875)
Mother*Amelia Yarbrough (c 1803 - 1860)
DNA* James has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Jackson Co., GA, the son of Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA, the son of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, the son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA.2 
Name Variation He was also known as Jim. 
Birth*24 Sep 1824 James was born at Jackson Co., Georgia, on 24 Sep 1824.3 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 James was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10, in Joel Culpepper of Sumter Co., AL's household, on the 1830 Census at Jackson Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*22 Oct 1845 He married Frances Yarbrough at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 22 Oct 1845 at age 21.5 
Birth of Son22 Dec 1847 His son Reuben Thornton Culpepper was born on 22 Dec 1847 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.6 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Phoebe, James, Frances, Therese and Reuben listed as a household member living with Ambrose Yarbrough on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Woods, Sumter Co., Alabama.7 
Census1850 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Sumter Co., Alabama, in 1850. 
Birth of Soncirca 1857 His son Hardin Culpepper was born circa 1857 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi
Birth of Soncirca 1859 His son Joseph Culpepper was born circa 1859 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.8 
Death of Mother1860 His mother Amelia Yarbrough died in 1860. 
Civil War*between 1863 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1863 and 1865

     Co. C, 40th Alabama Infantry. Enlisted in October 1863, and was wounded at Lookout Mountain on Nov. 24, 1863. Released from the hospital in Richmond, VA, on Mar. 24, 1865. Jim and his brothers are named on the Confederate Memorial in Livingston, Alabama. 
Birth of Son8 Mar 1863 His son Alfred Mickens Culpepper was born on 8 Mar 1863 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.9 
Marriage*1 Jun 1866 He married Mary Anthony Jane Watts at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 1 Jun 1866 at age 41.10 
Birth of Son15 Oct 1867 His son Tandy Key Culpepper was born on 15 Oct 1867 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.11 
Birth of Son30 Oct 1869 His son James Thomas Culpepper Jr. was born on 30 Oct 1869 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi
Death of Father5 Jul 1875 His father Joel Culpepper of Sumter Co., AL died on 5 Jul 1875 at Sumter Co., Alabama
Birth of Son9 Sep 1875 His son John R. Culpepper was born on 9 Sep 1875 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.12 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.13 
Death*10 Jun 1890 He died at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 10 Jun 1890 at age 65.3 
Burial*circa 12 Jun 1890 His body was interred circa 12 Jun 1890 at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Cuba, Sumter Co., Alabama.3 

Family 1

Frances Yarbrough (23 Feb 1821 - before 1866)
Marriage*22 Oct 1845 He married Frances Yarbrough at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 22 Oct 1845 at age 21.5 
Children

Family 2

Mary Anthony Jane Watts (25 Apr 1839 - 7 Dec 1923)
Marriage*1 Jun 1866 He married Mary Anthony Jane Watts at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 1 Jun 1866 at age 41.10 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2002 to Lew Griffin from Emily K. Erwin Allison.
  2. Culpepper Project at FamilyTreeDNA.com, http://gen.culpepper.com/dna/results.htm[:WEB].
  3. Sarah Mozingo, compiler, Choctaw County Cemeteries, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, 1996.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~alchocta/cemeteriesindex.html
    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Sumter Co., Alabama, near Choctaw County line.
    + James Culpepper, Sept. 24, 1824 - June 10, 1890
    + Mary A. J. Culpepper, Apr. 25, 1839 - Dec. 7, 1923.
  4. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 338, Jackson Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 2F 0-5, 1 F20-30.
  5. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    James Culpepper married Frances Yarborough on 22 Oct 1845 in Sumter Co., Alabama.
  6. Sarah Mozingo, compiler, Choctaw County Cemeteries, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, 1996.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~alchocta/cemeteriesindex.html
    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Sumter Co., Alabama, near Choctaw County line.
    + Rubin Culpepper, Dec. 22, 1847 - Jan. 24, 1927
    + Mary Ann Culpepper, Aug. 21, 1849 - June 21, 1924.
  7. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 342B, Lines 22-27, Woods, Sumter Co., AL
    Ambrose Yarbrough, 71, M, Farmer, RE=$400, NC
    Phoebe Yarbrough, 70, F, GA
    James Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Frances Culpepper, 26, F, GA
    Theisley A. H. Culpepper, 3, F, MS
    Reuben J. Culpepper, 2, M, MA.
  8. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 173, Family 1191, Lines 14-21, Beat 5, Lauderdale, MS
    J. Culpepper, 36, M, Farmer, RE=$628, PE=$750, GA
    Frances Culpepper, 38, F, Dom Bus, GA
    Therese A. Culpepper, 14, F, MS
    Reuben Culpepper, 11, M, MS
    Huldah Culpepper, 9, F, MS
    Sarah Culpepper, 7, F, MS
    Hardie Culpepper, 3, M, MS
    Joseph Culpepper, 6/12, M, MS.
  9. Sarah Mozingo, compiler, Choctaw County Cemeteries, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, 1996.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~alchocta/cemeteriesindex.html
    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Sumter Co., Alabama, near Choctaw County line.
    + Alfred Mickens Culpepper, Mar. 8, 1863 - Aug. 14, 1925
    + Julia Ellis Culpepper, Apr. 3, 1856 - Aug. 29, 1893.
  10. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    James Culpepper married Mary Lacy on 1 Jun 1866 in Sumter Co., Alabama.
  11. Hazle R. Collins Ivison, compiler, Alabama Tombstone Inscriptions, Mobile, Alabama: D. J. Moffett, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.1 V3i.
    Volume 1, Pages 58-60: Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Sumter County, Alabama, a block over from Choctaw County, Alabama
    + Tandy K. Culpepper, 15 Oct 1867 - 22 Jun 1929
    + Mary Tom Brunson Culpepper, 25 Oct 1866 - 8 Nov 1946.
  12. 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
    John R. Culpepper, Cuba (Sumter Co.), Alabama, age 43, born 9 Sep 1875, Caucasian, Self-employed as a Saw Miller, Nearest Relative: Ada Culpepper, Wife; Tall Height, Stout Build, Brown Eyes, Brown Hair, No disabilities, Registered 12 Sep 1918 at Livingston, Sumter Co., AL.
  13. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    FHL Film 1254653, National Archives Film T9-0653, Hurricane Creek, Page 209A, Lauderdale Co., MS
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, Wh, 55, Farmer, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 41, Keeping House, AL/GA/GA
    Hardy Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 21, Farmer, MS/GA/AL
    Micken F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 17, Works On Farm, MS/GA/AL
    Tandy K. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 12, Works On Farm, MS/GA/AL
    James Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 10, Works On Farm, MS/GA/AL
    John R. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 4, N/A, MS/GA/AL
    William A. Lacy, SSon, M, Sng, Wh, 20, N/A, AL/GA/AL.