Ida Vestula Smith1,2

Female, #41569, (25 Jan 1885 - 22 Jan 1969)
African* She was an African-American of English Culpeper descent. 
Birth*25 Jan 1885 Ida was born at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 Jan 1885. 
Married Namesay 1902  As of say 1902, her married name was Trammel. 
Marriage*say 1902 She married (?) Trammel at Alabama say 1902. 
Marriage*circa 1908 She married David J. Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1908. 
Married Namecirca 1908  As of circa 1908, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son22 Mar 1910 Her son Herman Culpepper was born on 22 Mar 1910 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son27 Jan 1912 Her son John David Culpepper was born on 27 Jan 1912 at Randolph Co., Alabama.3,4 
Birth of Son3 Aug 1914 Her son Thomas C. Culpepper was born on 3 Aug 1914 at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama.5,6 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Ida was listed as David J. Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama.7 
Photographed1946 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph in 1946 at Randolph Co., Alabama,
From Nicholas R. Busbee:
This was photographed 1946. Mom say's she was 21 years old at the time. They were on their way to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. (And the sun was shining in their faces.) That's the closest thing you'll ever see to a smile on Dave Culpepper's face! And he flashed that big ol' grin just for my mom! (smiles.)1
Juanita, Ida, and Dave Culpepper
Death of Son15 Apr 1968 Her son John David Culpepper died on 15 Apr 1968.4 
Death*22 Jan 1969 She died at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 22 Jan 1969 at age 83. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama

Family 1

(?) Trammel (say 1884 - )
Marriage*say 1902 She married (?) Trammel at Alabama say 1902. 

Family 2

David J. Culpepper (25 May 1870 - 3 Oct 1969)
Marriage*circa 1908 She married David J. Culpepper at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1908. 
Last Edited27 Mar 2008


  1. E-mail written 2001-2007 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Nicholas R. Busbee (#43930), Phone 937-321-4683, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2001 to Lew Griffin from Thea Burress.
  3. Randolph Co. AL Birth & Death Register.
  4. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at, 2006.
    James David Culpepper, 27 Jan 1912 - 15 Apr 1968, Served as Specialist First Class, Company B 25 SIG CONSTR Battalion, Interred 19 Apr 1968 in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 51, Site 2300.
  5. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  6. E-mail written 27 Oct 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Willie James, e-mail address.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Almond, Randolph, Alabama; Roll: T625_39; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 150; Image: 873.

    Dave Culpepper 50
    Ida Culpepper 34
    Genva Culpepper 19
    Bernice Culpepper 16
    Herman Culpepper 9
    James Culpepper 7
    Thomas Culpepper 5
    Trammel Carrie 15
    Elizzie Culpepper 75.