Caroline Octavia Culpepper1

Female, #9735, (8 Apr 1861 - 14 Jun 1917)
Father*Erasmus Culpepper III (1 Mar 1817 - 3 Aug 1880)
Mother*Rebecca Jane Southall (1 Jul 1823 - 5 Mar 1905)
Birth*8 Apr 1861 Caroline was born at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama, on 8 Apr 1861. 
Photographed*circa 1870 She was photographed circa 1870 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.1
Caroline Octavia Culpepper
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Rebecca, John, Roseline, Martha, Caroline, Estelle and Leila listed as a household member living with Erasmus Culpepper III on the 1870 Census at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Roseline, Martha, Caroline, Estelle and Leila was listed as a daughter in Erasmus Culpepper III's household on the 1880 Census at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.3 
Death of Father3 Aug 1880 Her father Erasmus Culpepper III died on 3 Aug 1880 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.4,5 
Photographedsay 1885 She was photographed say 1885 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama,
Left to right: Leila Isabel Culpepper, Caroline Octavia Culpepper, and Estelle Culpepper.1
Marriage*8 Oct 1891 She married James Joseph Overton at Wilcox Co., Alabama, on 8 Oct 1891 at age 30.6 
Married Name8 Oct 1891  As of 8 Oct 1891, her married name was Overton. 
Death of Mother5 Mar 1905 Her mother Rebecca Jane Southall died on 5 Mar 1905 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.7 
Photographed*1910 She was photographed in 1910
James Joseph Overton and Caroline Octavia Culpepper with their children from left, Alonza, Janie, Lillian, and Connie.1
Death*14 Jun 1917 She died at Mobile, Mobile Co., Alabama, on 14 Jun 1917 at age 56. 
Burial*circa 16 Jun 1917 Her body was interred circa 16 Jun 1917 at Whistler Cemetery, Prichard, Mobile Co., Alabama
Biography* Caroline Octavia Culpepper married James Joseph Overton, a cousin. He was the son of John Overton and Lucy V. Southall. Her father was Dr. James A. Southall, a brother to John Southall. I have letters written by Octavia to Jimmy Overton before they were married. Evidently he was concerned that he wasn't good enough for her, as he wasn't wealthy, but her letters were full of love and reassurance. They married in the Methodist Church in Lower Peach Tree and two of their baby boys are buried at the Lower Peach Tree Cem. They moved to Prichard, near Mobile, Alabama in early 1900. Their children were Janie Adele, Alonzo, Lillian, and Connie. Alonzo "Uncle Lonnie" married Ida Herndon and lived in Prichard. "Aunt Lillian" never married but was a schoolteacher in the Mobile area for many years. Connie married at the age of 18 to Walter Dickinson and died a year later in childbirth. Janie Overton and J.G. McCoy met and married near Mobile, AL and had four children. Janie or her sister, "Aunt Lillian" would take the children on the train from Mobile to Sunny South where Aunt Leila Davis or someone would meet them in a wagon drawn by mules. This would have been in the mid- or late-1920s but those trips to the country were well remembered.

Children:
     1. Infant Son Overton, b & d 7-28-1892, bur LPT Cem
     2. Janie Adele Overton, b. 8-13-1893 LPT, d. 11-25-1945 Prichard, AL, bur. Magnolia Cem. Mobile; m. 3-1-1912 Prichard, AL to James Griffith McCoy, five children
     3. John Overton, b. 4-8-1895 LPT, d. 10-1-1896 LPT, bur. LPT Cem.
     4. Alonzo Overton, b. 3-5-1897 LPT, d. 9-15-1939 Prichard, AL, bur. Whistler Cem, Prichard, AL m. Ida Herndon
     5. Lillian Overton, b. 12-13-1899 LPT, AL, d. 1979 Columbus, GA, bur. Whistler Cem., never married
     6. Connie Overton, b. 6-17-1901 Mobile, AL, d. 8-31-1819 Mobile, AL, bur. Whistler Cem., m. Walter Dickinson. Connie and baby died in childbirth.
     7. Infant Daughter Overton, b&d 1902, bur. Whistler Cem.1 

Family

James Joseph Overton (Oct 1862 - 1924)
Marriage*8 Oct 1891 She married James Joseph Overton at Wilcox Co., Alabama, on 8 Oct 1891 at age 30.6 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Sep 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. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 24, Lines 13-20, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper (III), 53, M, W, NC
    Rebecca Culpepper, 46, F, W, NC
    John E. Culpepper, 17, M, W, AL
    Roseline Culpepper, 13, F, W, AL
    Martha A. Culpepper, 11, F, W, AL
    Octavia Culpepper, 9, F, W, AL
    Estelle Culpepper, 7, F, W, AL
    Lela Culpepper, 4, F, W, AL.
  3. 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.
  4. "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).
  5. 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.
  6. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    Octavia Culpepper married James L. Overton on 8 Oct 1891 in Wilcox Co., Alabama.
  7. "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).