Ernest A. Culpepper1

Male, #9573, (31 Oct 1849 - 22 Oct 1912)
Father*Erasmus Culpepper III (1 Mar 1817 - 3 Aug 1880)
Mother*Rebecca Jane Southall (1 Jul 1823 - 5 Mar 1905)
Birth*31 Oct 1849 Ernest was born at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama, on 31 Oct 1849.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Rebecca and Ernest listed as a household member living with Erasmus Culpepper III on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Wilcox Co., Alabama.3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Rebecca, Ernest, Alonzo, John, Roseline and Martha listed as a household member living with Erasmus Culpepper III in the 1860 Census at Wilcox Co., Alabama.4 
Photographedcirca 1870 He was photographed circa 1870 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.1
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Ernest was listed as a student on the 1870 Census at Greensboro, Hale Co., Alabama. The census record did not make it clear which school the Culpeppers were attending. However, since they were sons of a prosperous family in nearby Wilcox County, most likely they were attending Greene Springs School, which operated from 1847 to 1884 as one of the State's academies. Called "Rugby" of the South, it prepared a number of Alabama leaders and was one of the first schools to add the study of science and government to the usual classics. (A historical marker for this school is located on Alabama Highway 60).5 
Photographed*say 1880 He was photographed say 1880 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.1
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Ernest and Alonzo was listed as a son in Erasmus Culpepper III's household on the 1880 Census at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.6 
Death of Father3 Aug 1880 His father Erasmus Culpepper III died on 3 Aug 1880 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.7,8 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Ernest was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.9 
Death of Mother5 Mar 1905 His mother Rebecca Jane Southall died on 5 Mar 1905 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.10 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1910 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.11 
Death*22 Oct 1912 He died at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama, on 22 Oct 1912 at age 62.12 
Burial*circa 24 Oct 1912 His body was interred circa 24 Oct 1912 at Lower Peach Tree Cemetery, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* Ernest A. Culpepper spent his life farming the family land. He was called "Cap'n Ernest" by those who worked for him and presented an imposing figure riding over the land on a solid white horse! He was well known and respected because he treated folks right. It is said that he had such a strong, loud voice that you could hear him from a long distance. E.A. Culpepper was appointed Postmaster of Culpepper, AL on December 3, 1890 and was, in fact, the only postmaster of Culpepper.1 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Oct 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2004 to Lew Griffin from Jan Selleck, 1405 Bogard Lane, Lewisville, TX 75077, Phone 214-366-6587, e-mail address.
  2. "Lower Peach Tree Cemetery", Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4, November 1997.
    Lower Peach Tree Cemetery, Lower Peachtree, Wilcox Co., AL
    + E. A. Culpepper, 31 Oct 1849 - 22 Oct 1912 (Born near Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL).
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 376B, Lines 23-25, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper (III), 32, M, NC, Farmer
    Rebecca Culpepper, 27, F, NC
    Ernest Culpepper, 1, M, AL.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 70/Line 40 & Page 71/Lines 1-6, Prairie Bluff P.O., Western Division, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper (III), 42, M, Farmer, PE=$12,912, RE=$35,583, NC
    Rebecca Culpepper, 36, F, NC
    Ernest Culpepper, 10, M, AL
    Alonzo Culpepper, 9, M, AL
    John E. Culpepper, 6, M, AL
    Roseline Culpepper, 4, F, AL
    Martha A. Culpepper, 2, F, AL.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 13, Lines 3-4, Greensboro, Hale Co., AL
    A. Culpepper, 18, M, Wh, Student, AL
    E. Culpepper, 20, M, Wh, Student, AL.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 382D, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 63, Farmer, NC/NC/NC
    Rebecca Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 57, Keeping House, NC/NC/NC
    Ernest Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 30, Farmer, AL/NC/NC
    Alonzo Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 28, Farmer, AL/NC/NC
    Rosaline Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 23, N/A, AL/NC/NC
    Mattie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 21, N/A, AL/NC/NC
    Octavia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 19, Attending School, AL/NC/NC
    Estelle Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 17, Attending School, AL/NC/NC
    Leila Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 14, N/A, AL/NC/NC
    Ashbell Powers, Other, M, S, W, 7, Orphan, AL/AL/AL.
  7. "Lower Peach Tree Cemetery", Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4, November 1997.
    Lower Peach Tree Cemetery, Lower Peachtree, Wilcox Co., AL
    + Erasmus Culpepper, 1 Mar 1817 - 3 Aug 1880 (Born in Nash Co., NC and died at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL).
  8. William T. & Patricia Martin, compiler, The Gadsden Times, 1867-1885 (4 volumes), Miami, Florida: W.T. Martin, 1996-2003, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.167 B38m v1-v4.
    E. Culpepper, "Died recently near Camden (Wilcox Co.), Alabama". Published 20 Aug 1880, Vol. 3, page 674.
  9. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 133, Page 10A, Lines 43-44, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL
    Earnest A. Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, Oct 1849, 50, Sng, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Rebeca Culpepper, Mother, Wh, F, Jul 1823, 75, wid, NC/NC/NC.
  10. "Lower Peach Tree Cemetery", Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4, November 1997.
    Lower Peach Tree Cemetery, Lower Peachtree, Wilcox Co., AL
    + Rebecca J. Culpepper, 1 Jul 1823 - 5 Mar 1905 (Wife of Erasmus. Born in Warren Co., NC and died at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL).
  11. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 153, Page 7, Line 93, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL
    Earnest A. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 60, Sng, AL/NC/NC, Farmer.
  12. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Ernest A. Culpepper died 22 Oct 1912 in Wilcox Co., Alabama.