Willis Martin Culpepper1

Male, #5097, (8 Apr 1873 - 4 Jan 1943)
Father*Isaac Eli Merlon Culpepper1 (2 Apr 1849 - 16 Jan 1907)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Darrington1 (19 Dec 1849 - 27 Dec 1920)
Birth*8 Apr 1873 Willis was born at Heard Co., Georgia, on 8 Apr 1873.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Willis, Early, Kinion and Enoch was listed as a son in Isaac Eli Merlon Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Heard Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*circa 1893 He married Sarah Evergreen Prescott circa 1893.3,1 
Birth of Son15 Oct 1894 His son Luther Leonard Culpepper was born on 15 Oct 1894 at Heard Co., Georgia.4,5 
Birth of Son6 Jun 1896 His son Amos Asmond Culpepper was born on 6 Jun 1896 at Heard Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son5 Jul 1899 His son Earnest Homer Culpepper was born on 5 Jul 1899 at Heard Co., Georgia.4 
Photographed*say 1900 He was photographed say 1900 at Heard Co., Georgia.
Willis M. & Evie (Prescott) Culpepper
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Willis was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Heard Co., Georgia.3 
Photographedcirca Jul 1905 He was photographed circa Jul 1905 at Heard Co., Georgia,
L to R: Amos , Willis M., Gleamer A., Luther L., Evie holding Gladys E.,Ernest H.
Willis Martin Culpepper family
Birth of Son27 Oct 1906 His son Jimmie Merlon Culpepper was born on 27 Oct 1906 at Heard Co., Georgia.4,6 
Death of Father16 Jan 1907 His father Isaac Eli Merlon Culpepper died on 16 Jan 1907 at Heard Co., Georgia.1 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Willis was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Heard Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son25 Apr 1910 His son Curtis Martin Culpepper was born on 25 Apr 1910 at Heard Co., Georgia.1,4 
Birth of Son26 Jan 1914 His son Tonnie Lee Culpepper was born on 26 Jan 1914 at Heard Co., Georgia.4 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Willis was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Heard Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Mother27 Dec 1920 His mother Mary Elizabeth Darrington died on 27 Dec 1920 at Heard Co., Georgia.1 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Willis was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Heard Co., Georgia.9 
Death*4 Jan 1943 He died at Heard Co., Georgia, on 4 Jan 1943 at age 69.10 
Reunion* An annual reunion is held on the thrid Sunday in September for the descendants of Willis Martin and Sarah Prescott Culpepper. The last reunion reported to Culpepper Connections! was held 16 Sep 2001 at 12:00 Noon at the Community Center in Ephesus, Heard County, GA. For more information, contact Sandra Culpepper Jeffries.11
 

Family

Sarah Evergreen Prescott (22 Jul 1874 - 20 Nov 1965)
Marriage*circa 1893 He married Sarah Evergreen Prescott circa 1893.3,1 
Children
ChartsOrphan / Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. Mary J. Thompson--editor (based on records of Sandra Jeffries and Barbara Lockard), "The Culpepper Family", Harris County, Georgia and Her People, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 1986.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 65, Pages 94A-B (51-52), Family 202, District 987, Heard Co., GA
    Enoch Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 31, Farming, GA/NC/GA (This is Isaac Eli Merton Culpepper. The name Enoch appears to be a census taker's mistake from the son named Enoch Wesley, who had just been born.)
    Elizabeth Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 30, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Willis M. Culpepper, Son, M, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Cicero Culpepper, Son, M, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Bery Culpepper, Son, M, S, 2, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 107B-108A (11-12), Family 220, Rockalo 987 District, Heard Co., GA
    Willis M. Culpepper, Head, M, Apr 1873, 51, md 7 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Sarah C. Culpepper, Wife, F, Jul 1874, 25, md 7 yrs, ch 3/3, AL/AL/AL
    Luther L. Culpepper, Son, M, Oct 1894, 5, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Amos A. Culpepper, Son, M, Jun 1896, 3, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Ernest H. Culpepper, Son, M, Jul 1899, 10/12, Sng, GA/GA/AL.
  4. 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
  5. Heard County Court of the Ordinary, Heard County, Georgia Births, 1927-1965, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966 Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film # 424,612.
    Leonard L. Culpepper, W, 15 Oct 1894 in Heard Co., GA, s/o Willis M. Culpepper.
  6. 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
    Jimmie M. Culpepper, Cert 6084, Putnam Co., FL, White, 27 Oct 1906 - 23 Jan 1993.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 65, Sheet 14A, Family 7, Franklin & Brockville Rd, Loftin District, Heard Co., GA
    Willis M. Culpepper, Head, M, 37, md1-16 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Sarah E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, md1-16 yrs, ch 7/7, AL/AL/GA
    Luther Culpepper, Son, M, 15, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Amos Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Gleamer Culpepper, Daughter, F, 7, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Gladis Culpepper, Daughter, F, 5, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    William Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Parrie M. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1 7/12, Sng, GA/GA/AL.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 68, Sheet 3B, Family 54, Rockalo Rd, Loftin District, Heard Co., GA
    Willis M. Culpepper, Head, M, 46, Md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Evie Culpepper, Wife, F, 45, Md, AL/AL/GA
    Gladis Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Merlon Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Parrie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 11, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Curtis Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Tonnie Culpepper, Son, M, 5, Sng, GA/GA/AL.
  9. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 15, Page 9B, Bowden & Frolona Road, Loftin Dist, Heard Co., GA
    Owns Farm, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Willis Culpepper, Head, M, 56, M, md @ 20, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Evie Culpepper, Wife, F, 55, M, md @ 19, AL/AL/GA
    Tonnie L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 16, S, GA/GA/AL.
  10. 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
    Willis M. Culpepper, d. 4 Jan 1943 at 70 years in Heard Co., GA.
  11. E-mail written 2004 from Sandra Culpepper Jeffries, e-mail address.