William Loren Culpepper1

Male, #6039, (2 Feb 1876 - 15 Jun 1961)
Father*Joel Mathias Culpepper (25 Feb 1840 - 22 Apr 1913)
Mother*Margaret Drake (Mar 1846 - 1926)
Birth*2 Feb 1876 William was born at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 2 Feb 1876. 
Marriage*18 Mar 1900 He married Martha Alice Reece at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 18 Mar 1900 at age 24. 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Chattooga Co., Georgia.2 
Birth of Son10 Aug 1901 His son Claude R. Culpepper was born on 10 Aug 1901 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.3 
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.4
Joel Mathias Culpepper family circa 1900
Birth of Son20 Sep 1906 His son Gladstone L. Culpepper was born on 20 Sep 1906 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1910 Census*1910 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama.5 
Death of Father22 Apr 1913 His father Joel Mathias Culpepper died on 22 Apr 1913 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1920 Census*1920 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama.6 
Death of Mother1926 His mother Margaret Drake died in 1926 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.7 
Death of Son8 Jul 1930 His son Gladstone L. Culpepper died on 8 Jul 1930 at Jefferson Co., Alabama.8 
Death*15 Jun 1961 He died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 15 Jun 1961 at age 85. 


Martha Alice Reece (19 Aug 1880 - Dec 1979)
Marriage*18 Mar 1900 He married Martha Alice Reece at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 18 Mar 1900 at age 24. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Dec 2005


  1. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Page 248A (6), Family 92, Alpine District, Chattooga Co., GA
    William L. Culpepper, Head, M, Feb 1876, 24, md 2/12 yr., AL/AL/AL, Day Laborer
    Mary J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Aug 1880, 19, md 2/12 yr., ch 0/0, AL/AL/AL
    Homer Culpepper, Brother, M, Apr 1882, 18, Sng, Day Laborer, AL/AL/AL
    Sarah E. Culpepper, Sister, F, Aug 1880, 19, Sng, AL/AL/AL.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  4. E-mail written 2005-2008 to Culpepper Connections from Lora N. Culpepper (#51749), Alabama, e-mail address.
  5. ED 40, sheet 5.
  6. ED 72, sheet 16, line 22.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 18, Sheet 50A, Lines 37-44, 130 N 73rd St, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (15 Apr 1930)
    Rent=$25, Radio=N, Farm=N
    William L. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 54, md@24, AL/AL/AL, Salesman/Retail Grocery, Vet=N
    Martha A. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 49, md@19, AL/AL/AL
    Claud R. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 28, sng, AL/AL/AL, Machinist/Adding Machines
    Gladstone L. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 23, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Mildred Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 15, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Arline Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 11, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Ardelle Ausley, Dau, F, Wh, 25, md@24, AL/AL/AL
    Jospeh M. Ausley, GrandSon, M, Wh, 1/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  8. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    Gladstone L. Culpepper died Jul 1930 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.