Lonnie Valentine Culpepper of Saint Clair Co., AL1

Male, #53149, (14 Feb 1877 - May 1973)
African* He was an African-American whose ancestry is unknown. If you can help identify him, please contact us. (Contact info is in page footer.)2 
Birth*14 Feb 1877 He was born on 14 Feb 1877 at Alabama.1 
Birth14 Feb 1878 He was born on 14 Feb 1878.3 
Marriage*circa 1893 He married Rella (?) circa 1893. The marriage of Rella and Lonnie has been assumed but not proven. If you know more about either of these individuals, please contact Warren Culpepper.4,5 
Birth of SonJul 1894 His son Willie Culpepper was born in Jul 1894 at Saint Clair Co., Alabama.4,5 
Spanish-American War*1898 He served in the Spanish-American War in 1898.6 
Marriage*circa 1903 He married Alice (?) circa 1903.2 
Birth of Soncirca 1904 His son Jessie Culpepper was born circa 1904 at Alabama.2 
Birth of Soncirca 1913 His son Oney Culpepper was born circa 1913 at Alabama.2 
Birth of Soncirca Mar 1915 His son Toney Culpepper was born circa Mar 1915 at Alabama.2 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 He registered for the WW-I draft on 12 Sep 1918 at Ragland, Saint Clair Co., Alabama.1 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 Lonnie was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Ragland, Saint Clair Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Son1923 His son Lonnie Valentine Culpepper Jr. was born in 1923 at Saint Clair Co., Alabama.6,7 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1930 at Ragland, Saint Clair Co., Alabama.8 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Tennessee.3 
Death of Son12 Sep 1950 His son Lonnie Valentine Culpepper Jr. died on 12 Sep 1950 at South Korea.9 
Death*May 1973 He died at Ragland, Saint Clair Co., Alabama, in May 1973 at age 96.3 
Biography* Deborah Culpepper wrote on July 15, 2007: "I'm Rev. Lonnie V. Culpepper's great-granddaughter. When I divorced, I took his name (Culpepper), because I needed to identify with someone I was proud of. He was a good man and a good Methodist preacher and highly respected in our neighborhood and in most of St. Clair County. I was present in the house when his wife Alice (Riggins is her maiden name) died of a stroke. She was a nice woman and was always kind to me. We called Mr. Culpepper 'Poppa'. He was the first in our neighborhood to own a TV (black/white) and we would trek up to his house to watch it. I have fond memories of him until in his 90s he developed a dementia that was probably Alzheimer's. Two more years he would have reached his 100th birthday." 

Family 1

Rella (?) (Jun 1875 - )
Marriage*circa 1893 He married Rella (?) circa 1893. The marriage of Rella and Lonnie has been assumed but not proven. If you know more about either of these individuals, please contact Warren Culpepper.4,5 
Child

Family 2

Alice (?) (circa 1885 - )
Marriage*circa 1903 He married Alice (?) circa 1903.2 
Children
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. 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
    Lonnie Valentine Culpepper, Rt. 2, Ragland, Saint Clair Co., Alabama; age 41, born 14 Feb 1877, Negro, Farms for self, Nearest relative: Alice Culpepper, wife and 7 children, Medium Height, Medium Build, Brown Eyes, Black Hair, No disabilities, Registered 12 Sep 1918 at Ashville, Saint Clair Co., Alabama.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 149, Page 5B/Line 95 thru Page 6A/Line 3, Ragland, St. Clair Co., Alabama (7 Jan 1920)
    Lonnie Culpepper, Head, M, Black, 45, md, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Alice Culpepper, Wife, F, Black, 34, md, AL/AL/AL
    Jessie Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 15, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    I. V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 13, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Aletha Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 11, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Oney Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 6, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Toney Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 4 9/12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Naomi Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 2 11/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  3. 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
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 112, Page 10B, Lines 87-90, Pct 16, St. Clair Co., Alabama (21 Jun 1900)
    Pierce Threat, Head, M, Black, Dec 1854, 45, md-0yrs, AL/SC/SC, Farmer
    Rella Threat, Wife, F, Black, Jun 1875, 24, md-0yrs, ch 1/1, AL/AL/AL
    Ella Threat, Daughter, F, Black, Aug 1886, 13, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Willie Culpepper, Stepson, M, Black, Jul 1894, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  5. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Page 8A, Lines 38-47, Third Ave., Ragland, St. Clair Co., Alabama (8 Apr 1920)
    Home=$600, Radio=N, Farm=N, Vet=Spanish
    Loney Culpepper, Head, M, Black, 50, md@31, AL/AL/AL, Timber Cutter/Heading Mill
    Alice Culpepper, Wife, F, Black, 40, md@21, AL/AL/AL
    I. V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 22, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Alitha Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 21, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 18, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Oney Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 16, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Tony Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 14, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Neoma Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Dexter Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Loney Culpepper Jr., Son, M, Black, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  7. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Lonnie Culpepper, Jr., born 1923, White (sic), Native of Alabama; Resided in Alabama; Enlisted on 23 Feb 1946 in Georgia at Fort Benning in the US Army as a Technician 5th Grade for the Panama Canal Department; Education: 1 year of high school; Marital Status: Single, with dependents.
  8. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Page 8A, Lines 38-47, Third Ave., Ragland, St. Clair Co., Alabama (8 Apr 1930)
    Home=$600, Radio=N, Farm=N, Vet=Spanish
    Loney Culpepper, Head, M, Black, 50, md@31, AL/AL/AL, Timber Cutter/Heading Mill
    Alice Culpepper, Wife, F, Black, 40, md@21, AL/AL/AL
    I. V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 22, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Alitha Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 21, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 18, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Oney Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 16, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Tony Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 14, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Neoma Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Dexter Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 9, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Loney Culpepper Jr., Son, M, Black, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  9. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?sourceid=4717&dbid=1033