Helena Culpeper of Barbados and South Africa1

Female, #9389, (10 Nov 1854 - 1943)
Father*Francis Culpeper of Barbados (4 May 1823 - 11 May 1888)
Mother*Emily Rebecca Gaskin of Barbados (c 1822 - 1901)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Birth*10 Nov 1854 Helena was born at Barbados on 10 Nov 1854.1 
Baptism4 Apr 1855 She was baptized at Saint Michael, Barbados, on 4 Apr 1855.2  
Photographed*circa 1860 She was photographed circa 1860 at Barbados.3
Helena Culpeper
Photographedsay 1875 She appeared in a photograph say 1875 at Barbados
Francis Culpeper (b. 1825) with his six daughters: Martha Louisa, Mary Alleyne and Jessie Vinton, Emily and Frances Marion, and Helena (of South Africa).3
Francis & daughters
Death of Father11 May 1888 Her father Francis Culpeper of Barbados died on 11 May 1888.4 
Relocation*circa 1895 She relocated circa 1895 at South Africa5 
Death of Mother1901 Her mother Emily Rebecca Gaskin of Barbados died in 1901.1 
Death*1943 She died at Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, in 1943.1 
Biography* Helena never married, but my father and his siblings were very fond of her: apparently she was a wonderful storyteller, and used to fascinate them with anecdotes about her childhood in Barbados. What a pity that tales like that were left unrecorded! Her neice and nephews called her 'Tantie,' to rhyme with the English -- not the American! -- pronunciation of 'auntie'.3 
ChartsThe Culpepers of Barbados and the Colepepers of South Africa: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Warren Culpepper from Richard Clark Culpeper (#9447), 139A Little Norway Road, Station F, RR 3, Site 3, Compartment 11, Oliver & Paipoonge Township, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 4V2 Canada, Phone 807-625-6341, e-mail address.
  2. Church of Latter Day Saints, compiler, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
    http://www.familysearch.org/
  3. E-mail written 1999-2002 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Glen Nicholas Colepeper (#36393), Cape Town, South Africa, (deceased 2006).
  4. E-mail written 1999-2008 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Ian George Colepeper (#36386), South Africa, (deceased 2008).
  5. E-mail written 1999-2002 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Glen Nicholas Colepeper (#36393), Cape Town, South Africa, (deceased 2006).
    George Kopper Culpeper, along with his sister Helena, emigrated to South Africa circa 1900. There, the Culpepers changed the spelling of the name back to the early English form of Colepeper.