James Houston Culpepper1,2,3

Male, #6010, (12 Sep 1860 - 19 Nov 1940)
Father*John Asbury Culpepper (c 1835 - )
Mother*Elizabeth Adaline Benton (c 1840 - a 14 Aug 1872)
DNA* James has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC, who is a grandson of Joseph Culpepper and 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*12 Sep 1860 James was born at Polk Co., Tennessee, on 12 Sep 1860. 
Marriage*30 Jul 1879 He married Melossie Gentry at Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Texas, on 30 Jul 1879 at age 18. 
Birth of Son19 Jul 1883 His son Henderson Dero Culpepper was born on 19 Jul 1883 at Texas.4 
Birth of Son5 Jun 1885 His son John Asberry Culpepper was born on 5 Jun 1885 at Wilbarger Co., Texas
Birth of Son12 Mar 1887 His son James Albert Culpepper was born on 12 Mar 1887 at Campbell, Hunt Co., Texas.5 
Birth of Son31 Oct 1895 His son Carl Opal Culpepper was born on 31 Oct 1895 at Savoy, Fannin Co., Texas.6 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma.7 
Birth of Child10 Mar 1902 His child Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 10 Mar 1902. 
Death of Child10 Mar 1902 His child Infant (?) Culpepper died on 10 Mar 1902. 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Wilbarger Co., Texas.8 
Deed*between 1917 and 1930 Grantee: T. A. Rushing; Patentee: J. H. Culpepper; 05 Mar 1917; 160 acres; Wilbarger Co., TX
Grantee: F. Locke; Patentee: J. H. Culpepper; 20 Jan 1930; 80 acres; Wilbarger Co., TX.9 
Death of Spouse10 Feb 1918 His wife Melossie Gentry died on 10 Feb 1918 at Wilbarger Co., Texas.10 
Death of Son14 Aug 1918 His son James Albert Culpepper died on 14 Aug 1918 at Wilbarger Co., Texas.11,12 
Photographed*say 1920 He was photographed say 1920 at Wilbarger Co., Texas,
left to right: Sarah J. (Culpepper) Pigg, James Houston Culpepper, Amelia Carolyn (Culpepper) Gentry.13
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Wilbarger Co., Texas.14 
Marriage*31 Mar 1920 He married Mattie Belle Smith on 31 Mar 1920 at age 59. 
Death of Son26 Oct 1929 His son John Asberry Culpepper died on 26 Oct 1929 at Deaf Smith Co., Texas.3,15 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Wilbarger Co., Texas.16 
Death*19 Nov 1940 He died at Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Texas, on 19 Nov 1940 at age 80.17 
Burial*circa 21 Nov 1940 His body was interred circa 21 Nov 1940 at Tolbert Cemetery, Wilbarger Co., Texas

Family 1

Melossie Gentry (6 Apr 1861 - 10 Feb 1918)
Marriage*30 Jul 1879 He married Melossie Gentry at Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Texas, on 30 Jul 1879 at age 18. 
Children

Family 2

Mattie Belle Smith (say 1887 - 24 Mar 1951)
Marriage*31 Mar 1920 He married Mattie Belle Smith on 31 Mar 1920 at age 59. 
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Nov 2009

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998 to Lew Griffin from James Miller.
  2. E-mail written 2001 - 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Betty Culpepper Henson (#40959), 703 Miles, Hereford, TX 79045, e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written 2001-2011 to Culpepper Connections from Sharon Kern, Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  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. 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
    James Albert Culpepper, 30, RFD 3, Tolbert, Wilbarger Co., Texas. Born 17 Mar 1887 in Campbell, Texas. Farmer at Tolbert, Wilbarger Co., Texas. Married, 5 children; Caucasian; No prior military service; Claims no exemption from service; Tall height, Slender build, blue eyes, brown hair, not bald, no disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 in Wilbarger Co., TX.
  6. 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
    Carl Culpepper, 21, RFD 3, Tolbert, Wilbarger Co., Texas. Born 31 Oct 1895 in Savoy, Texas. Farmer at 7 S.W., Tolbert, Wilbarger Co., Texas. Married, no children; Caucasian; No prior military service; Claims no exemption from service; Tall height, Medium build, blue eyes, light hair, not bald, no disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 in Wilbarger Co., TX.
  7. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 115, Sheet 9B-10A, Pg 36A-37, Gen.com Im-2-3, Roberta, Choctaw Nation, OK
    Jas H. Culpepper, Head, M, Dec-1860, 39, md-21 yrs, TN TN TN, Farmer
    Viola Culpepper, Wife, F, Apr-1861, 39, md-21 yrs, Ch 11/11, KY KY KY
    Henry D. Culpepper, Son, M, Jul-1884, 16, S, TX TN KY
    Jno A. Culpepper, Son, M, illeg-1885, 14, S, TX TN KY
    Jas A Culpepper, Son, M, Nov?-1887, 13, S, TX TN KY
    Callie B. Culpepper, Dau, F, Dec-1888, 11, S, TX TN KY
    ? E. Culpepper, Dau, F, Jan-1891, 9, S, TX TN KY
    Jettie L. Culpepper, Dau, F, Ja-?-1893, 7, S, TX TN KY
    Carle Culpepper, Son, M, Oct-1894, 5, S, TX TN KY
    Golda Culpepper, Dau, F, Aug-1897, 2, S, Ind-Terr TN KY
    Ora Culpepper, Dau, F, Dec-1899, 5/12, S, Ind-Terr TN KY.
  8. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 242, Sheet 10A, Pg 203A, Pct 6, Gen.com Img 19, Wilbarger Co., TX
    John H. Culpepper, Head, M, 49, M1, TN TN TN, Stock Farmer
    Mellossie Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, M1, ch 14/13, KY TN TN
    Letha Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, TX TN TN
    Carl Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, TX TN TN
    Goldy Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, TX TN TN
    Ora Culpepper, Daughter, F, 10, S, TX TN TN
    Janie Culpepper, Daughter, F, 5, S, TX TN TN
    Jewel Culpepper, Daughter, F, 1/12, S, TX TN TN.
  9. Texas General Land Office, compiler, Texas Land Title Abstracts: Abstracts of all original Texas Land Titles comprising Grants and Locations, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112
  10. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Molossie Culpepper, Wilbarger Co., Feb 10 1918, 10008.
  11. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    James Albert Culpepper, Wilbarger Co., Aug 14 1918, 31597.
  12. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Ontario, CA.
    http://www.dailybulletin.com/
    Archie G. Culpepper obituary, 31 Jul 2004.
  13. E-mail written 2001 - 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Betty Culpepper Henson (#40959), 703 Miles, Hereford, TX 79045, e-mail address.
    courtesy of Sharon Kern, granddaughter of Zelma Culpepper Kuykendall.
  14. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 141, Sheet 8A & 8B, P 242, Pct. 6, Wilbarger Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    James H. Culpepper, Head, M, 59, WD, TN TN TN, Farmer
    Monnie Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX TN KY
    Jewell Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, S, TX TN KY
    Leatha E. Venable, G-Dau, F, 1 1/12, S, TX TX TX.
  15. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    J. A. Culpepper, Deaf Smith Co., Oct 26 1929, 49407.
  16. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, Sheet 14A, Lines 22-24, Pct 6, Wilbarger Co., TX (21 Apr 1930)
    Owns home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    James H. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 69 md@19, TN/TN/TN, Farmer, Vet=No
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 42, md@17, AR/PA/AR
    Billie F. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 4 2/12, sng, TX/TN/AR
    Evaline Venerable, Granddaughter, F, Wh, 11, sng, TX/TX/TX.
  17. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    James Houston Culpepper, Wilbarger Co., Nov 19 1940, 53077.