John Franklin Culpepper

Male, #6021, (23 Mar 1856 - 12 May 1931)
Father*Jacob Joseph Culpepper of McMinn Co., TN (14 Sep 1818 - 2 Oct 1865)
Mother*Mary Ann Wallin (4 Mar 1823 - 20 Jan 1877)
DNA* John 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*23 Mar 1856 John was born at Luskville, McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 23 Mar 1856. 
Death of Father2 Oct 1865 His father Jacob Joseph Culpepper of McMinn Co., TN died on 2 Oct 1865 at McMinn Co., Tennessee.1 
Photographedcirca 1870 He was photographed circa 1870 at Tennessee.2
John Franklin Culpepper circa 1870
Death of Mother20 Jan 1877 His mother Mary Ann Wallin died on 20 Jan 1877 at McMinn Co., Tennessee
Marriage*circa 1878 He married Ann Elizabeth Davis at Tennessee circa 1878. 
Birth of Son24 Jan 1880 His son Malcolm Royalston Culpepper was born on 24 Jan 1880 at Polk Co., Tennessee
1880 Census* John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Polk Co., Tennessee.3 
Birth of SonMay 1882 His son Dora Culpepper was born in May 1882 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son25 Nov 1885 His son Adolph Culpepper was born on 25 Nov 1885 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son19 Jun 1887 His son Grafton Culpepper was born on 19 Jun 1887 at Tennessee
Death of Spouse14 Mar 1888 His wife Ann Elizabeth Davis died on 14 Mar 1888 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Death of Son15 Mar 1888 His son Grafton Culpepper died on 15 Mar 1888. 
Marriage*24 Oct 1888 He married Onie Basinger at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 24 Oct 1888 at age 32. 
Birth of Son21 Aug 1889 His son Edgar Denton Culpepper was born on 21 Aug 1889 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son25 Nov 1892 His son Peter Turner Culpepper was born on 25 Nov 1892 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son23 Dec 1895 His son Clay Evans Culpepper was born on 23 Dec 1895 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Death of Son27 Jan 1898 His son Clay Evans Culpepper died on 27 Jan 1898 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son12 Jun 1899 His son Leslie Slack Culpepper was born on 12 Jun 1899 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Photographedcirca 1900 He was photographed circa 1900 at Polk Co., Tennessee.4
John Franklin Culpepper circa 1900
Photographed*circa 1900 He was photographed circa 1900 at Polk Co., Tennessee,
Front row(Left to right): Edgar Denton, Pete Turney, Onie Basinger Culpepper, Eunice Viola, Maude Bryan, John Franklin Culpepper, Leslie Slack and Ollie Grace.

Back row (Left to right): Three sons of Elizabeth Davis - Dolph, Dora, and Malcolm. The last is Ollie Grace.
FAMILY PORTRAIT OF JOHN FRANKLIN AND ONIE BASSINGER
Census*1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Polk Co., Tennessee, in 1900. 
Birth of Son29 Nov 1901 His son John Harold Culpepper was born on 29 Nov 1901 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son16 Feb 1905 His son Jesse Paul Culpepper was born on 16 Feb 1905 at Polk Co., Tennessee.5 
Birth of Son10 Nov 1906 His son Joe Bassinger Culpepper was born on 10 Nov 1906 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son3 Feb 1908 His son Robert Hugh Culpepper was born on 3 Feb 1908 at Polk Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son30 Dec 1911 His son Charles Judson Culpepper was born on 30 Dec 1911 at Polk Co., Tennessee.5 
Birth of Son7 Mar 1913 His son William Norman Culpepper was born on 7 Mar 1913 at McMinn Co., Tennessee
Photographedsay 1920 He was photographed say 1920 at Polk Co., Tennessee.2
John Franklin Culpepper carrying mailbag
Photographed*say 1930 He was photographed say 1930 at Polk Co., Tennessee.2
John Franklin & Onie Culpepper
Death*12 May 1931 He died at Wetmore, Polk Co., Tennessee, on 12 May 1931 at age 75. 
Burial*after 12 May 1931 His body was interred after 12 May 1931 at Clear Springs Cemetery, McMinn Co., Tennessee
Biography* John Franklin and his wife were charter members of Wetmore Baptist Church in Polk County, TN. John was a rural mail carrier between 1910 and 1925 and was later a tenant farmer on the Savannah Farms located on the Hiwassee River. He was the father of eighteen children. Robert Hugh is the last living child. 

Family 1

Ann Elizabeth Davis (9 Mar 1860 - 14 Mar 1888)
Marriage*circa 1878 He married Ann Elizabeth Davis at Tennessee circa 1878. 
Children

Family 2

Onie Basinger (27 Feb 1871 - 20 Nov 1934)
Marriage*24 Oct 1888 He married Onie Basinger at McMinn Co., Tennessee, on 24 Oct 1888 at age 32. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Apr 2008

Citations

  1. From tombstone.
  2. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Regina Tullock.
  3. FHL Film 1255275, National Archives Film T9-1275, District 1, Page 4B.
  4. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Dennis E. Morgan (son of Catherine Culpepper).
  5. 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