James Washington Culpepper1

Male, #6036, (18 Jun 1870 - 19 Nov 1943)
Father*Joel Mathias Culpepper (25 Feb 1840 - 22 Apr 1913)
Mother*Margaret Drake (Mar 1846 - 1926)
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*18 Jun 1870 James was born at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 18 Jun 1870. 
Marriage*circa 1900 He married Ellen L. (?) circa 1900. 
1900 Census* James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Photographedcirca 1905 He appeared as a son 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.2
Joel Mathias Culpepper family circa 1900
Death of Father22 Apr 1913 His father Joel Mathias Culpepper died on 22 Apr 1913 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Death of Mother1926 His mother Margaret Drake died in 1926 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
Marriage*circa 1927 He married Nellie E. (?) at Alabama circa 1927.2,3 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.3 
Death*19 Nov 1943 He died at Woodlawn, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 19 Nov 1943 at age 73.2,4 
Burial*21 Nov 1943 His body was interred on 21 Nov 1943 at Fischer Cemetery, Fischer Crossroads, DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* James was in the mercantile business. 

Family 1

Ellen L. (?) (Feb 1880 - )
Marriage*circa 1900 He married Ellen L. (?) circa 1900. 

Family 2

Nellie E. (?) (26 Jan 1898 - May 1976)
Marriage*circa 1927 He married Nellie E. (?) at Alabama circa 1927.2,3 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Jul 2008


  1. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2005-2008 to Culpepper Connections from Lora N. Culpepper (#51749), Alabama, e-mail address.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 54, Sheet 13A, Lines 42-47, 1016 Fifth St, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (8 Apr 1930)
    Rent=$20, Radio=N, Farm=N (ID: 6036)
    James W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 55, md@53, AL/GA/GA, Sales/Retail Grocery, Vet=N
    Nellie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 30, md@27, AL/AL/AL
    James W. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, Wh, 7/12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Herman Salter, Stepson, M, Wh, 8, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Leroy Salter, Stepson, M, Wh, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  4. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    James W. Culpepper died 19 Nov 1943 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.