Margaret Drake

Female, #5850, (Mar 1846 - 1926)
Birth*Mar 1846 Margaret was born at Alabama in Mar 1846. 
Birth of Son5 Mar 1863 Her son Gustavus Adolphus Culpepper was born on 5 Mar 1863 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*circa 1863 She married Joel Mathias Culpepper at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, circa 1863. 
Married Namecirca 1863  As of circa 1863, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son23 Oct 1867 Her son Harrison McDonald Culpepper was born on 23 Oct 1867 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Jun 1870 Her son James Washington Culpepper was born on 18 Jun 1870 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Feb 1876 Her son William Loren Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1876 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 Apr 1878 Her son Milton Homer Culpepper was born on 2 Apr 1878 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Son2 Feb 1884 Her son Albert S. Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1884 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.3 
Birth of Son10 Mar 1885 Her son Grover Cleveland Culpepper was born on 10 Mar 1885 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.3 
Birth of SonJul 1889 Her son Braxton Bragg Culpepper was born in Jul 1889 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Photographedcirca 1905 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph circa 1905
Joel Mathias Culpepper family of Lookout Mountain, AL, pictured around Thanksgiving 1900. Matt and Margaret Culpepper are shown with nine of their eleven children. (Adolph and Kansas were not present.) Seated to the left of his father and wife Margaret is Donald. The others, left to right, are Katie, Lorn, Washington, Homer, Braxton, Ester, Cleveland, and Johnson.4
Joel Mathias Culpepper family circa 1900
Death of Spouse22 Apr 1913 Her husband Joel Mathias Culpepper died on 22 Apr 1913 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1920 Census* Margaret was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama.5 
Death*1926 She died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, in 1926. 
Burial*1926 Her body was interred in 1926 at Fischer Cemetery, Fischer Crossroads, DeKalb Co., Alabama.6 


Joel Mathias Culpepper (25 Feb 1840 - 22 Apr 1913)
Marriage*circa 1863 She married Joel Mathias Culpepper at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, circa 1863. 
Last Edited18 Jul 2014


  1. Marilyn Davis Barefield, compiler, Cemeteries of Jefferson County, Alabama (2 vols.), Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Public Library, 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.178 V3h v1&2.
    Volume 2, pages 28 & 128:
    Providence Methodist Church Cemetery, Pinson, Jefferson Co., Alabama
    + G. A. Culpepper 5 Mar 1863 - 15 Jul 1926.
  2. Cemetery Census, Valley Head Cemetery, Valley Head, DeKalb Co., AL
    - Milton H. Culpepper, 2 Apr 1878 - 7 Jun 1955 (next to Clara Maude)
    - Clara Maude Culpepper, 28 May 1889 - 1 Apr 1943 (next to Milton H.)
    - Eugene D. Culpepper, 12 May 1911 - 21 Jan 1964 (next to Milton H.)
    - F. Louise Culpepper, 20 Jun 1916 - 3 Sep 1922, d/o M.H. & C.M. Culpepper
    - Mary Lucille Culpepper, 30 Sep 1909 - 6 May 1994.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  4. E-mail written 2005-2008 to Culpepper Connections from Lora N. Culpepper (#51749), Alabama, e-mail address.
  5. ED 72, sheet 10, line 53.