William Henry Culpepper

Male, #40319, (26 Jun 1849 - 22 Oct 1946)
Father*David Washington Culpepper (29 Apr 1811 - c 1861)
Mother*Elizabeth Smith (c 1816 - c 1855)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by William Henry Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*26 Jun 1849 He was born on 26 Jun 1849 at Camilla, Baker Co., Georgia. As he was well documented as a Confederate veteran, this earlier birthdate in his obituary seems more likely than the date from cemetery records.1 
Birth26 Jun 1851 William was born at Camilla, Baker Co., Georgia, on 26 Jun 1851.2 
Death of Mothercirca 1855 His mother Elizabeth Smith died circa 1855. 
Relocation21 Dec 1857 Mitchell County was formed from the southeastern part of Baker County on 21 Dec 1857. The part split off included Camilla, where the Culpeppers lived. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Martha, Matthew, Uriah, Missouri, William, Zilpha and James listed as a household member living with David Washington Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Camilla, Mitchell Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Fathercirca 1861 His father David Washington Culpepper died circa 1861.4 
Civil War*between 1864 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1864 and 1865

     Private, Company I, Twelfth Regiment, Georgia militia.1 
Marriage*say 1874 He married Mattie C. Collins at Georgia say 1874. 
Birth of Son4 Mar 1878 His son Millard Culpepper was born on 4 Mar 1878 at Mitchell Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Son18 Sep 1879 His son Millard Culpepper died on 18 Sep 1879 at Mitchell Co., Georgia.5 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Mitchell Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Spouse16 Jun 1884 His wife Mattie C. Collins died on 16 Jun 1884 at Georgia.2 
Marriage*circa 1895 He married Sallie A. (?) circa 1895.7 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Camilla, Mitchell Co., Georgia.7 
1910 Census* William was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.8 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida.9 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.10 
Death*22 Oct 1946 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 22 Oct 1946 at age 97.11,2 
Burial*circa 24 Oct 1946 His body was interred circa 24 Oct 1946 at Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* Obituary:
Mr. W. H. (Mans) Culpepper, 97 year old confederate veteran and native of Camilla died at the Georgia Soldiers Home in Atlanta Tuesday morning at an early hour following a short illness.
     Mrs. T. B. Twitty Sr. left Saturday night for Atlanta to be with her father and was at his bedside when the end came. A large connection of relatives and friends in this community are saddened by his death. Mr. Culpepper's body was brought back to Camilla, his old home, reaching here Tuesday night.
     Funeral services took place Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty at Bramlett funeral home. Services were conducted by the Rev. P. J. Keadle, assisted by the Rev. Charles Britton, Jr. and the Rev. N. H. Williams and comforting hymns were beautifully sung by a mixed quartet. Pall bearers, all great nephews of Mr. Culpepper were Crawf Collins, Webb Bullard, Roy S. Hall, Carl E. Gaulden, Vernon Twitty, T. B. Twitty, Jr. and E. L. Butler. The flowers were unusual in number and rare beauty. Interment was in the family plot in Oakview cemetery.
     William Henry Culpepper, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Culpepper was born in Camilla June 26, 1849 and grew up here. He enlisted in July 1864 in Company I, Twelfth Regiment, Georgia militia and served eleven months in that military organization as a private and was discharged in May 1865. His tour of duty was confined to Georgia serving under Captain McGregor. At time of his death he was one of the last three confederate veterans at the Soldiers Home. Returning to Camilla after the War Between the States, Mr. Culpepper entered business as cotton broker and farmer. He later lived for several years in Albany where he was identified with business life there.
     He was married about 1873 to Miss Mattie C. Collins, daughter of the late B. F. Collins Sr. and Jane Collins, who preceded him in death many years ago. He had one daughter, Miss Eula Culpepper, now Mrs. T. B. Twitty Sr. who survives him.
     Mr. Culpepper and his daughter moved to California where they spent seven years. After a short residence in Miami, he moved to Atlanta where he spent the remainder of his life. He entered the Confederate Home there ten years ago. The last confederate veteran convention attended by Mr. Culpepper was at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1938. He had been quite feeble for the past year.
     Mr. J. A. Cochran and Mr. E. T. Cochran are nephews of Mr. Culpepper. There are many great nephews and nieces and numerous relatives here and elsewhere to mourn his death.1 

Family 1

Mattie C. Collins (23 Dec 1854 - 16 Jun 1884)
Marriage*say 1874 He married Mattie C. Collins at Georgia say 1874. 
Children

Family 2

Sallie A. (?) (Mar 1856 - )
Marriage*circa 1895 He married Sallie A. (?) circa 1895.7 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Camilla Enterprise, Camilla, GA(No website as of Dec 2005). Obituary of William Henry Culpepper, published 25 Oct 1946.
  2. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/oakview.txt
    Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + William H. Culpepper, 26 Jun 1851 - 23 Oct 1946
    + Mattie C. Collins Culpepper, 23 Dec 1854 - 16 Jun 1884.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 673, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    David W. Culpepper, 49, M, GA, Farmer, $16,000/$41,497
    Martha E. Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Matthew J. D. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Uriah M. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Missouri Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    William H. Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    James J. Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Zilpha Mayo, 22, F, GA
    David S. Mayo, 5, M, GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 78A, Albany, Dougherty Co., GA
    Mattie E. (Culpepper) Strozer, Self, F, W, W, 40, ---, GA/SC/SC
    James Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 23, ---, GA/GA/GA
    Mattie R. Strozer, Dau, F, S, W, 17, ---, GA/GA/GA
    Peter J. Strozer, Son, M, S, W, 14, Painter, GA/GA/GA
    Desdemona Strozer, Dau, F, S, W, 8, ---, GA/GA/GA.
  5. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/oakview.txt
    Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + Millard Culpepper, 4 Mar 1878 - 18 Sep 1879.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 586A, District 47, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    W. H. Culpepper, Self, M, Male, W, 28, GA/GA/GA, Merchant
    Mattie C. Culpepper, Wife, M, Female, W, 25, GA/GA/GA, Housekeeping
    Eula H. Culpepper, Dau, S, Female, W, 1, GA/GA/GA
    Susan Williams, Other, S, Female, B, 30, GA/NC/NC, Cook.
  7. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 60, page 24A, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    W. H. Culpepper, Head, M, Jun 1854 (45), Md 5, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Sallie A. Culpepper, Wife, F, Mar 1856 (44), Md 5, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Eula H. Culpepper, Dau, F, May 1879 (21), S, GA/GA/GA, School Teacher (Also shown as Ula in HH of grandmother, Sarah Collins).
  8. ED 161, family 249.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 24B, ED: 37, Image: 742 (14 Jan 1920), 505 Polk St., Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL
    William H. Culpepper, HH, M, W, 69, Wd, GA/NC/GA, Confectioner.
  10. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 52, page 17B, 324 4th St., Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Roomers in HH of Margaret S. Ferrell (William Henry Culpepper, ID: 40319)
    William H. Culpepper, Roomer, M, 80, Wid, GA/GA/GA
    Eula Culpepper, Roomer (Dau of Wm), F, 39, S, GA/GA/GA.
  11. 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
    William H. Culpepper, d. 22 Oct 1946 at 97 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA.
  12. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/oakview.txt
    Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + Maud Ina Culpepper, 29 Dec 1880 - 16 Oct 1881.