Milton Homer Culpepper

Male, #6040, (2 Apr 1878 - 7 Jun 1955)
Father*Joel Mathias Culpepper (25 Feb 1840 - 22 Apr 1913)
Mother*Margaret Drake (Mar 1846 - 1926)
Birth*2 Apr 1878 Milton was born at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 2 Apr 1878.1 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Milton was listed as a brother in William Loren Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Chattooga Co., Georgia.2 
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.3
Joel Mathias Culpepper family circa 1900
Marriage*circa 1907 He married Clara Maude Highsmith at Alabama circa 1907. 
Birth of Soncirca 1908 His son Oran E. Culpepper was born circa 1908 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1910 Census*1910 Milton was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama.4 
Birth of Son12 May 1911 His son Eugene D. Culpepper was born on 12 May 1911 at Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 
Death of Father22 Apr 1913 His father Joel Mathias Culpepper died on 22 Apr 1913 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1920 Census*1920 Milton was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1920 His son Robert C. Culpepper was born circa 1920 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.6 
Birth of Son29 Jul 1921 His son Loranza Dowe Culpepper was born on 29 Jul 1921 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.6,7 
Death of Mother1926 His mother Margaret Drake died in 1926 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Milton was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Valley Head, DeKalb Co., Alabama.6 
Death of Spouse1 Apr 1943 His wife Clara Maude Highsmith died on 1 Apr 1943.1 
Death*7 Jun 1955 He died on 7 Jun 1955 at age 77.1 
Burial*circa 9 Jun 1955 His body was interred circa 9 Jun 1955 at Valley Head Cemetery, Valley Head, DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 


Clara Maude Highsmith (28 May 1889 - 1 Apr 1943)
Marriage*circa 1907 He married Clara Maude Highsmith at Alabama circa 1907. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2008


  1. 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.
  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. E-mail written 2005-2008 to Culpepper Connections from Lora N. Culpepper (#51749), Alabama, e-mail address.
  4. ED 50, sheet 8.
  5. ED 73, sheet 1, line 95.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 14, Sheet 3A, Lines 26-33, Valley Head, DeKalb Co., AL (4 Apr 1930) (#6040)v
    Owns home ($2,000), Radio=N, Farm=N
    M. Homer Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 57, md@28, AL/AL/AL, House carpenter, Vet=N
    Clara M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 40, md@18, TN/GA/GA
    Lucile Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 20, sng, AL/AL/TN
    Eugene D. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 18, sng, AL/AL/TN
    Robert C. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 9, sng, AL/AL/TN
    Loranza D. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 8, sng, AL/AL/TN
    K. Jaunita Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 7, sng, AL/AL/TN
    Clara W. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, AL/AL/TN.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  8. Saint Clair News-Aegis, Pell City, AL.
    Obituary of Loranza Dowe Culpepper, published 30 Apr 2008.