James Thomas Culpepper M.D.

Male, #9543, (20 Feb 1855 - 3 Dec 1935)
Father*Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA (11 Dec 1810 - 22 May 1868)
Mother*Caroline Jones (28 Apr 1815 - 18 Nov 1885)
Birth*20 Feb 1855 James was born at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 20 Feb 1855.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Caroline, John, William, Mary, Sterling, James and Sterling was listed as a household member living with Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Thomas Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Father22 May 1868 His father Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA died on 22 May 1868 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.3 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Sterling and James was living with Caroline Jones on the 1870 Census at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.4 
Guardian4 Jul 1870 The court declared James Thomas Culpepper M.D. to be orphaned after the death of Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA and Caroline Culpepper was appointed as guardian on 4 Jul 1870 at Thomas Co., Georgia.5 
Event-Misc29 Nov 1873 He and Sterling Gardner Culpepper (II) on 29 Nov 1873 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia, were elected officers in the United Friends of Temperance.6 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.7 
Marriage*5 Jan 1881 He married Alabama Thomas Reid at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 5 Jan 1881 at age 25.8 
Death of Mother18 Nov 1885 His mother Caroline Jones died on 18 Nov 1885 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son21 Dec 1894 His son James Thomas Culpepper Jr. was born on 21 Dec 1894 at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.9 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.10 
Will31 May 1901 James named as heir(s) in the will of Alabama Thomas Reid at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 31 May 1901.11 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.12 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.13 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.14 
Death of Spouse18 Oct 1931 His wife Alabama Thomas Reid died on 18 Oct 1931 at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.15,1 
Probate*2 Nov 1931 He served as an executor of Alabama Thomas Reid's estate on 2 Nov 1931 at Thomas Co., Georgia.11 
Will*18 Nov 1931 He made a will at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 18 Nov 1931.16 
Death*3 Dec 1935 He died at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1935 at age 80

Dr. J. T. Culpepper, Prominent Local Citizen, is Dead.
Death Ends Career of One of Thomasville's Most Outstanding Citizens.
Beloved Resident Was Former Mayor, County Official, and Prominent Banker.
     Dr. James Thomas Culpepper gave up a long sustained and valiant fight against the infirmities and weaknesses of old age shortly after midnight and the soul of this well known and for many years popular citizen passed on to its eternal rest. Death came after five or six years of illness that most of the time prevented any activity. He suffered from a heart affection that grew increasingly menacing and for the past two years has been intermittently acute. Death ends the career of one of the most notable citizens in the history of modern Thomasville.
     Funeral services have been arranged for Wednesday at eleven o'clock from the residence on Remington Avenue. Rev. T. F. Callaway pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. Robb White, Jr., of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Interment will be beside his late wife, who died October 18th 1931, in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Messrs. Hansell Watt, George Swift, E. R. Brandon, R. Thomas, William Copeland, F. V. Eidson, C. M. Heeth and C. K. C. Ausley.
     Dr. Culpepper was born in the Summer Hill district of Thomas County, near Boston, February 20th, 1855, son of Gardner and Caroline Jones Culpepper. He secured a rudimentary education in the county schools and later entered the medical school at Louisville, Ky., from which institution he graduated and secured a certificate of medical proficiency. His early practice was done in and near Boston, where he became a greatly beloved physician, utilizing a devotion and faith that was a deciding factor in many a battle that he directed in the fight against death. His patience and skill earned him the affection and confidence of hundreds of people in all walks of life.
     In 1881 he was married to Miss Bamah Thomas Reid of this city at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and they continued to reside in Boston until 1888 when he gave up his medical practice and entered the drug business in Thomasville with Mr. James W. Reid a brother-in-law, the firm being known as Reid and Culpepper.
     Dr. Culpepper became a leading factor in the bank known as the citizens Bank and Trust Company in 1892. He was named President after several years of very successful operation and continued in that capacity until the bank was merged with the Bank of Thomasville in 1924 at which time he was made a vice president of the new institution, then one of the most solid banking houses in the state. He remained in that position until the failure of the bank in 1932. He was connected with a great many local enterprises, business and civic. To them he gave a wealth of strength and support, both personal and financial. He was for several terms Mayor of Thomasville and for one term chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. His high rank in banking circles made him the choice of the Georgia Bankers Association for its president for one term.
     It was in the bank that his activities grew and extended to great heights of usefulness and a vast expanse of contacts with all classes of the citizenry of the county enlarged his sphere of activity. He was a great friend of young men and hundreds of them have attributed their start to success to the manner and the generous spirit of support that he manifested while in the bank. He had a sound business brain and it was utilized not only in the advice he gave to those who were his clients but in many ways and to many civic enterprises in which he took an interest. He was one of the originators and president for many years of the Three Toms hotel project. His contacts with many winter residents and visitors of distinguished standing made him friends of devoted interest for many years. He was the trusted advisor or many and a friend of all.
     His fine appearance, genial personality and originality of thought and action made him an exceptional man, a distinguished and useful citizen and a wise and sound counselor. He loved the friendly intercourse of both business and social life and he drew to him unreservedly many who brought their troubles to him because they knew he would not only give them wise but honest counsel. By nature he was genial and he never felt so keenly his zest in life than when in the company of devoted spirits he was able to take part in the intercourse that is so essential to keen understanding and genuine friendship.
     His Christian experience was with the Baptist Church, which he joined when a young man and to which he gave devoted service for many years as an officer and a member. He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Country Club for several years prior to his incapacitation.
     In the last few years many friends constantly visited him, assured of a cheery welcome and his most amusing and delightful contribution to these cordial associations. Very few men have as unique a personality and bor a more hearty and wholesome interest in the affairs of every type and class of person. Shrewd, astute, sage in his business, cordial, entertaining and gracious in his social contacts he made a mark of rare significance and import in the hearts and lives of hundreds of people, who will regret to know of his death, even though for several years they had been deprived of the pleasure of social contacts due to his illness.
     He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Araminta C. Bailey, Mrs. Noble A. Upchurch of Jacksonville and one son Mr. James t. Culpepper, Jr. There are five grandchildren, Miss Suzanne Upchurch, Misses June, Martha, and Josephine Bailey and Mr. James T. Culpepper III. Dr. and Mrs. Upchurch and Miss Upchurch of Jacksonville were with him when the end came as were members of the family living in Thomasville.
     Funeral arrangements are in charge of B. F. Herring.17,18,1 
Obituary*4 Dec 1935 Prominent Local Citizen, is Dead. Death Ends Career of One of Thomasville’s Most Outstanding Citizens. Beloved Resident Was Former Mayor, County Official, and Prominent Banker.

Dr. James Thomas Culpepper gave up a long sustained and valiant fight against the infirmities and weaknesses of old age shortly after midnight and the soul of this well known and for many years popular citizen passed on to its eternal rest. Death came after five or six years of illness that most of the time prevented any activity. He suffered from a heart affection that grew increasingly menacing and for the past two years has been intermittently acute. Death ends the career of one of the most notable citizens in the history of modern Thomasville.
     Funeral services have been arranged for Wednesday at eleven o’clock from the residence on Remington Avenue. Rev. T. F. Callaway pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. Robb White, Jr., of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Interment will be beside his late wife, who died October 18th 1931 in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Messrs. Hansell Watt, George Swift, E. R. Brandon, R. Thomas, William Copeland, F. V. Eidson, C. M. Heeth and C. K. C. Ausley.
     Dr. Culpepper was born in the Summer Hill district of Thomas County, near Boston, February 20th, 1855, son of Gardner and Caroline Jones Culpepper. He secured a rudimentary education in the county schools and later entered the medical school at Louisville, Ky., from which institution he graduated and secured a certificate of medical proficiency. His early practice was done in and near Boston (Thomas Co, GA), where he became a greatly beloved physician, utilizing a devotion and faith that was a deciding factor in many a battle that he directed in the fight against death. His patience and skill earned him the affection and confidence of hundreds of people in all walks of life.
     In 1881 he was married to Miss Bamah Thomas Reid of this city at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and they continued to reside in Boston until 1888 when he gave up his medical practice and entered the drug business in Thomasville with Mr. James W. Reid a brother-in-law, the firm being known as Reid and Culpepper. Dr. Culpepper became a leading factor in the bank known as the citizens Bank and Trust Company in 1892. He was named President after several years of very successful operation and continued in that capacity until the bank was merged with the Bank of Thomasville in 1924 at which time he was made a vice president of the new institution, then one of the most solid banking houses in the state. He remained in that position until the failure of the bank in 1932. He was connected with a great many local enterprises, business and civic. To them he gave a wealth of strength and support, both personal and financial. He was for several terms Mayor of Thomasville and for one term chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. His high rank in banking circles made him the choice of the Georgia Bankers Association for its president for one term.
     It was in the bank that his activities grew and extended to great heights of usefulness and a vast expanse of contacts with all classes of the citizenry of the county enlarged his sphere of activity. He was a great friend of young men and hundreds of them have attributed their start to success to the manner and the generous spirit of support that he manifested while in the bank. He had a sound business brain and it was utilized not only in the advice he gave to those who were his clients but in many ways and to many civic enterprises in which he took an interest. He was one of the originators and president for many years of the Three Toms hotel project. His contacts with many winter residents and visitors of distinguished standing made him friends of devoted interest for many years. He was the trusted advisor or many and a friend of all.
     His fine appearance, genial personality and originality of thought and action made him an exceptional man, a distinguished and useful citizen and a wise and sound counselor. He loved the friendly intercourse of both business and social life and he drew to him unreservedly many who brought their troubles to him because they knew he would not only give them wise but honest counsel. By nature he was genial and he never felt so keenly his zest in life than when in the company of devoted spirits he was able to take part in the intercourse that is so essential to keen understanding and genuine friendship.
     His Christian experience was with the Baptist Church, which he joined when a young man and to which he gave devoted service for many years as an officer and a member. He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Country Club for several years prior to his incapacitation. In the last few years many friends constantly visited him, assured of a cheery welcome and his most amusing and delightful contribution to these cordial associations. Very few men have as unique a personality and bore a more hearty and wholesome interest in the affairs of every type and class of person. Shrewd, astute, sage in his business, cordial, entertaining and gracious in his social contacts he made a mark of rare significance and import in the hearts and lives of hundreds of people, who will regret to know of his death, even though for several years they had been deprived of the pleasure of social contacts due to his illness.
     He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Araminta C. Bailey, Mrs. Noble A. Upchurch of Jacksonville and one son Mr. James T. Culpepper, Jr. There are five grandchildren, Miss Suzanne Upchurch, Misses June, Martha, and Josephine Bailey and Mr. James T. Culpepper III. Dr. and Mrs. Upchurch and Miss Upchurch of Jacksonville were with him when the end came as were members of the family living in Thomasville.19 
Burial*5 Dec 1935 His body was interred on 5 Dec 1935 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.1 
Probate6 Jan 1936 Probate action was taken on James's estate, with Araminta Bailey, Susan Belle Upchurch and James Thomas Culpepper Jr. as heir(s) on 6 Jan 1936 at Thomas Co., Georgia.16 
Biography* "Early in his career James Thomas Culpepper, M.D., studied medicine and was a practicing physician of Boston, Georgia, for some years. In 1888 he removed to Thomasville, South Georgia, where he won a widespread reputation as a banker and financier. There were few phases of the life of the city in which he was not prominent, for he was a man to whom leadership came naturally. Inheriting the fine traditions of Southern culture and achievement, he was loyal to high standards of good citizenship and contributed new splendor to a worthy name.
     The Culpepper family was prominent in England before the American progenitors settled in Virginia and descendants thereafter played notable roles in the annals of the South. Dr. James Thomas Culpepper was born at Boston, Georgia, on February 20, 1855, the son of Gardner and Caroline (Jones) Culpepper. His father, born at Warrington, Georgia, moved in later life to Thomas County, where he continued his occupation as a planter. He was a Democrat, affiliated with the Leesburg Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of which he was a Past Master, and attended the Baptist Church. He died in 1873 at the age of fifty-eight years. His wife, a native of Ireland [sic], came to New Jersey with her family as a small girl. The family later settled in Warrington, Georgia, where she was wed.
     Dr. Culpepper was given the advantages of a sound academic education before he matriculated at the Louisville (Kentucky) Medical College, from which he was graduated, in 1875, a Doctor of Medicine. Initiating the practice of his profession at Boston, he continued there successfully for some thirteen years. In 1888 he removed to Thomasville to accept the post of cashier in the Citizens Bank and Trust Company, as it came to be known. Ultimately he was elected president of this institution, and was serving in that capacity when it merged with the Bank of Thomasville, after which he was the executive vice-president until he retired in 1932. His reputation as a banker and financier was more than local. At one time he was offered the presidency of the Florida National Bank, of Jacksonville, Florida, but declined. He was a past president of the Georgia Bankers Association, and a popular figure in financial circles of the South.
     Dr. Culpepper was a director of the Thomasville Winter Hotel Company, of the Thomasville Real Estate and Improvement Company, and of the John D. Archibald Memorial Hospital. A supporter of the Democratic party, he was honored with offices that came within the gift of the people. Mayor of Thomasville for a number of years, he was also, at one time, chairman of the board of county commissioners. In connection with the 1930 census, Dr. Culpepper was supervisor of the district which included eleven counties in South Georgia.
     Fraternally he was affiliated with the Free and Accepted Masons, Horab Lodge, No. 281, Boston, and was its Worshipful Master as far back as 1888. He worshipped in the Baptist Church and was generous in his support of its work, and of all agencies founded for the purpose of furthering the welfare and happiness of humanity. Dr. Culpepper always gave a full measure of his time and energies to civic and public service. His personal benefactions were very large and many hold in grateful memory the help he gave them in crises of their lives. His death on December 3, 1935, was mourned as the passing of a first citizen who had left Thomasville and the State richer for his life of achievement.
     In 1880, Dr. James Thomas Culpepper married Bamah Reid, daughter of Dr. James R. and Araminta Reid, both natives of Union Springs, Alabama. Her father, a university graduate in medicine, in 1843, served Crawfordsville, Georgia, as a doctor for many years. He was an intimate friend of Alexander Stephens. It is worthy of note that the wedding of Dr. and Mrs. Culpepper was the second performed in St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, of which she was a member."20 
Family Bible* Dr. James T. Culpepper Family Bible
Thomas Co., GA

New Devotional and Explanatory
Pictorial Family Bible
Old and New Testaments
Published by the National Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pa., Chicago, Ill; St. Louis, Mo. and Atlanta, GA. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1879 by J. R. Jones.

In possession of Mrs. Araminta Culpepper Bailey, 331 Remington Avenue, Thomasville, Georgia, daughter of James T. Culpepper and Alabama Thomas Reid Culpepper, the original owners.

Marriage
This certifies that the rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between James T. Culpepper, of Boston, Georgia and Alabama T. Reid, of Thomasville, Georgia, on Jan. 5th 1881 at Episcopal Church, Thomasville, by Rev. Theo. Reid of Americus, Georgia. Witnesses: Fannie R. Evans and Mattie C. Reid.

Births
James T. Culpepper, Feb. 20th 1855
Alabama T. Culpepper, Dec. 17th 1857
Araminta Culpepper, June 8th 1883
Susie Belle Culpepper, Oct 7th 1886
James Thomas Culpepper, Jr., Dec. 21st 1894


Children of Araminta Culpepper and Junius Hardy Bailey
June Bailey, Apr. 1st 1913
Martha Bailey, Feb. 22nd 1916
Josephine Bailey, Feb. 2nd 1921

Children of Sue Culpepper and Noble Alvin Upchurch
Suzanne Upchurch, Apr. 29th 1909

Deaths
Mrs. Caroline Culpepper, Nov. 18th 1885 (Caroline Jones, #9480, m/o James Thomas Culpepper)
Mrs. Leonia Evans, Sep. 9th 1886 (Unidentified)
Mrs. Nancy F. Taylor, 7 Nov 1886 (Nancy F. Culpepper, #9537, sister of James Thomas Culpepper)
Mrs. Sue E. Culpepper, June 1887
Mrs. Alabama Reid Culpepper, Oct 18th 1931
James Thomas Culpepper, Dec. 3rd 1935
James Ransom Reid, Jun 11th 1898
(#9891, f/o Alabama T. Reid Culpepper.)



 

Family

Alabama Thomas Reid (17 Dec 1857 - 18 Oct 1931)
Marriage*5 Jan 1881 He married Alabama Thomas Reid at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 5 Jan 1881 at age 25.8 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    James T. Culpepper, 20 Feb 1855 – 3 Dec 1935
    Bamah Reid Culpepper, 17 Dec 1857 – 18 Oct 1931.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 24, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 49, M, GA, Farmer, $4,000/$11,000
    Caroline Culpepper, 45, F, GA
    J. G. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    W. H. Culpepper, 15, M, GA
    M. N. Culpepper, 13, F, GA
    S. G. Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    J. S. Culpepper, 4, M, GA.
    S. Brinkley, 12, M, GA.
  3. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    + Gardner Culpepper, 11 Dec 1811 – 22 May 1868
    + Caroline Culpepper, 23 Apr 1815 – 18 Nov 1885.

  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 100, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    Caroline Culpepper, 54, F, GA, $2,000/$1,069
    Sterling G. Culpepper, 19, M, GA
    James T. Culpepper, 15, M, GA.
  5. Thomas Co., GA Letters of Guardianship, Book I-24.
  6. Tad Evans, compiler, Thomas County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Volume 1, 1857-1875, Abstracted from The Southern Enterprise and The Thomasville Times, 1995.
  7. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 461A, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    Jas. T. Culpepper, Self, S, Male, W, 25, GA/GA/GA, Physician
    Caroline Culpepper, Mother, W, Female, W, 65, GA, ---, ---, Housekeeper
    Ednie Walton, Other, S, Female, MU, 22, GA/GA/GA, Servant
    Louis Watson, Other, S, Male, B, 25, GA/---/---, Farm Hand.
  8. Joseph E. Craigmiles III, Thomas County, Georgia Marriages (1826-1925), Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles & Associates Publishing/Printing, 1991.
    Dr. J. T. Culpepper and Alabama Reid on 5 Jan 1881 in Thomas Co., GA, Book J-176.
  9. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    + James T. Culpepper, Jr., 21 Dec 1894 – 23 Jun 1949.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 84, page 8A, Remington Avenue, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    James T. Culpepper, Head, M, Feb 1855 (45), Md 19, GA/GA/GA, Bank Cashier
    Alabama T. Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1857 (42), Md 19, ch 3/3, AL/GA/TN
    Araminta Culpepper, Dau, F, Jun 1883 (16), GA/GA/AL
    Susie B. Culpepper, Dau, F, Oct 1886 (13), GA/GA/AL
    James T. Culpepper, Son, M, Dec 1894 (5), GA/GA/AL.
  11. In her will dated 31 May 1901, Alabama Reid Culpepper named her husband, James T. Culpepper, to be sole heir and executor. She died 18 Oct 1931 and her will was proved 2 Nov 1931. Thomas Co., GA Wills, Book M, pages 231-233.
  12. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 151, page 7A; 331 Warren Street, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    James T. Culpepper, Head, M, 55, Md 29, GA/GA/GA, Bank President
    Alabama Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, Md 29, ch 3/3, GA/GA/GA
    Araminta Culpepper, Dau, F, 26, S, GA/GA/GA
    James T. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, 15, S, GA/GA/GA.
  13. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 115, page 5B; 331 Warren Street, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    James T. Culpepper, Head, M, 64, M, GA/GA/GA, Banker
    Alabama Culpepper, Wife, F, 62, M, AL/GA/TN.
  14. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 5, page 16B, 329 North Dawson Street, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    Home=$10,000, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    James T. Culpepper Sr., Head, 75, md @ 27, GA, GA, GA, Bank VP
    Alabama R. Culpepper, Wife, 72, md @ 23, Al, TN, GA
    Ariminta C. Bailey, Daughter, 46, Wd, md @ 21, GA, GA, AL
    June Bailey, Granddaughter, 16, GA, NC, GA
    Martha Bailey, Granddaughter, 14, GA, NC, GA
    Josephine Bailey, Granddaughter, 9, GA, NC, GA.
  15. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Bama R. Culpepper, d. 18 Oct 1931 in Thomas Co., GA.
  16. On 18 Nov 1931, in his will, James T. Culpepper, Sr. named as his heirs his son, James T. Culpepper, Jr., and his daughters, Araminta Culpepper Bailey and Susan Culpepper Upchurch. Executor was his friend, Louis S. Moore. On 12 Apr 1932, in a codacil, he gave his house to his daughter, Araminta, as long as she remains a widow. On 1 Jun 1934, in a second codacil, he named his friend William Copeland as executor to replace Louis S. Moore, deceased. On 6 Jan 1936, following his death on 3 Dec 1935, his will and the two codacils were proven. (Thomas Co., GA Wills, Book M, pages 492-503).
  17. The Thomasville Times, Obituary, 4 Dec 1935.
  18. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    James T. Culpepper, d. 3 Dec 1935 in Thomas Co., GA.
  19. Obituary from Thomasville, GA newspaper.
  20. Walter Gerald Cooper, The Story of Georgia, New York, NY: American Historical Society, c1938.