James Gethro Culpepper1,2

Male, #5632, (8 Mar 1886 - 23 Dec 1948)
Father*Christopher Columbus Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA (26 Aug 1859 - 22 Dec 1918)
Mother*Sarah Elizabeth Jane Register (3 Sep 1856 - 11 Jan 1936)
Name Variation He was also known as James Jethro.3 
Birth*8 Mar 1886 James was born at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 8 Mar 1886.4 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 James, William, Henry and Joseph was listed as a son in Christopher Columbus Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA's household on the 1900 Census at Reedy Springs, Laurens Co., Georgia.5 
Marriage*23 Dec 1907 He married Mamie Lee Alligood at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1907 at age 21.6 
Birth of Son4 Oct 1908 His son Avotra C. Culpepper was born on 4 Oct 1908 at Laurens Co., Georgia.7,8 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Reedy Springs, Laurens Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son21 Jun 1913 His son Curtis Lee Culpepper was born on 21 Jun 1913 at Laurens Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Soncirca 1918 His son Pap Culpepper was born circa 1918 at Laurens Co., Georgia.10 
Death of Father22 Dec 1918 His father Christopher Columbus Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA died on 22 Dec 1918 at Laurens Co., Georgia.11 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Reedy Springs, Laurens Co., Georgia.10 
Birth of Son28 Sep 1921 His son James Elmo Culpepper was born on 28 Sep 1921 at Cadwell, Laurens Co., Georgia.12 
Death of Son3 Sep 1923 His son James Elmo Culpepper died on 3 Sep 1923 at Cadwell, Laurens Co., Georgia.12 
Birth of Son15 Oct 1923 His son Hilton Francis Culpepper was born on 15 Oct 1923 at Laurens Co., Georgia
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.13 
Death of Mother11 Jan 1936 His mother Sarah Elizabeth Jane Register died on 11 Jan 1936 at Laurens Co., Georgia.11,14 
Photographed*circa 1942 He was photographed circa 1942 at Laurens Co., Georgia,
From Kenneth W. Culpepper, 20 Dec 2003: "Here is a picture of my grandfather and grandmother. I'm not sure when it was taken, but I would guess in the early 40's. My mother and father had a copy of this picture when I was little and it went missing. I just got a copy from my cousin."1
James Gethro & Mamie (Alligood) Culpepper
Death of Son16 Mar 1945 His son Hilton Francis Culpepper died on 16 Mar 1945 at France
Death of Spouse15 Mar 1947 His wife Mamie Lee Alligood died on 15 Mar 1947 at Laurens Co., Georgia.15,4 
Death*23 Dec 1948 He died at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1948 at age 62.4,16 
Burial*circa 24 Dec 1948 His body was interred circa 24 Dec 1948 at Gay Cemetery, Rentz, Laurens Co., Georgia.4 
DNA* Genealogical research shows that James is a descendant of Christopher Columbus Culpepper who is believed to have born out of wedlock to Santilla Culpepper. Also, a Y-DNA test of one descendant of Christopher shows no paternal relation to other male Culpeppers. 

Family

Mamie Lee Alligood (4 Sep 1891 - 15 Mar 1947)
Marriage*23 Dec 1907 He married Mamie Lee Alligood at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 23 Dec 1907 at age 21.6 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998 - 2012 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Kenneth Wayne Culpepper (#39229), 1918 Baker Church Rd, Rentz, Laurens Co., GA 31075, e-mail address (Jul 2012).
  2. Tommy Joe Alligood records, Tommy Joe Alligood, e-mail address - Rentz, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1998, 2007.
  3. Both the 1910 and 1930 censuses said his middle initial was J, not G.
  4. Macon Ward / Atlanta Stake, compiler, Laurens Co., GA Cemetery Records, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 182,822.
    Vol. II. Gay Cemetery:
    + James G. Culpepper, 8 Mar 1886 - 23 Dec 1948
    + Mammie L. Culpepper, 4 Sep 1891 - 15 Mar 1947.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 63, Pages 18A-B, Family 303, Rudy Spring, Laurens Co., GA
    (Birth months not properly recorded so not shown here)
    Cal Culpepper, Head, M, 1860, 40, Md 21 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Jennie Culpepper, Wife, F, 1860, 40, md 21 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Zoa Culpepper, Dau, F, 1880, 20, S, GA/GA/GA
    Jim Culpepper, Son, M, 1887, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
    Sallie Culpepper, Dau, F, 1889, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
    Will Culpepper, Son, M, 1891, 9, S, GA/GA/GA
    Lee Culpepper, Son, M, 1893, 7, S, GA/GA/GA
    Lemuel Culpepper, Son, M, 1896, 4, S, GA/GA/GA.
  6. Laurens County Court of the Ordinary, Laurens Co., GA Marriages, 1851-1935, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 410,104 - 410,113.
    J. G. Culpepper and Mamie Alligood on 22 Dec 1907 in Laurens Co., GA, Bk N-112.
  7. 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
  8. Guelda L. Hay et al., compiler, Macon Co., GA Cemeteries, 1836-1994, Warner Robins, GA: Central Georgia Genealogical Society, 1995, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8513 V3h.
    Bertha Dozier Cemetery, Macon Co., GA
    Avotra C. Culpepper, “Pa Pa”, 4 Oct 1908 – 23 Apr 1989.
  9. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 113, Pages 243A, Family 207, Gen.com Img 33, Reedy Springs, Laurens Co., GA
    James J. Culpepper, Head, M, 24, md1-2 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Mamie L. Culpepper, Wife, F, 19, md1-2 yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Avotra Culpepper, Son, M, 1, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  10. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 84, Page 18B, Lines 64-70, Reedy Springs District, Laurens Co., GA
    J. G. Culpepper, Head, M, 33, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Mamie Culpepper, Wife, F, 29, md, GA/GA/GA
    Alva Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
    Curtis Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, GA/GA/GA
    Utha Culpepper, Son, M, 4, S, GA/GA/GA
    Pap Culpepper, Son, M, 1, S, GA/GA/GA
    M. S. Gay, Uncle-in-law, M, 42, ?, GA/GA/GA, Helper on farm.
  11. Macon Ward / Atlanta Stake, compiler, Laurens Co., GA Cemetery Records, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 182,822.
    Vol. II. Gay Cemetery:
    + C. C. Culpepper, 26 Aug 1859 - 22 Dec 1918
    + Jane Culpepper, 3 Sep 1856 - 11 Jan 1936.
  12. Macon Ward / Atlanta Stake, compiler, Laurens Co., GA Cemetery Records, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 182,822.
    Vol. II. Gay Cemetery:
    James E. Culpepper, 28 Sep 1921 - 3 Sep 1923.
  13. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, page 7A, Hampton Mill District, Laurens Co., GA
    Rents, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    James J. Culpepper, Head, M, 44, M, md @21, GA/GA/GA, Farm Overseer
    Mamie Lee Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, M, md @16, GA/GA/GA
    Curtis Culpepper, Son, M, 16, S, GA/GA/GA
    Eutha Culpepper, Daughter, F, 14, S, GA/GA/GA
    Hilton Culpepper, Son, M, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  14. 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
    Mrs. Jane Culpepper, d. 11 Jan 1936 in Laurens Co., GA.
  15. 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
    Mamie L. Culpepper, d. 15 Mar 1947 at 56 years in Laurens Co., GA; Res. in Laurens Co., GA.
  16. 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
    J. G. Culpepper, d. 23 Dec 1948 at 64 years in Laurens Co., GA; Res. in Laurens Co., GA.