Brooks Culpepper

Male, #9849, (8 Nov 1889 - 27 Sep 1974)
Father*Nathan Gardner Culpepper (8 Mar 1852 - 2 Aug 1943)
Mother*Julia Rebecca Brooks (6 May 1860 - 28 Nov 1935)
Birth*8 Nov 1889 Brooks was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 8 Nov 1889.1,2,3 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Brooks was listed as a son in Nathan Gardner Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at O'Neals District, Talbot Co., Georgia.4 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Brooks was listed as a son in Nathan Gardner Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at O'Neals District, Talbot Co., Georgia.5 
World War I*between Jun 1918 and Sep 1919 He served in World War I between Jun 1918 and Sep 1919
(France.)6 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Brooks was listed as a son in Nathan Gardner Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at O'Neals District, Talbot Co., Georgia.7 
Marriage*23 Apr 1925 He married Marion Elizabeth McCrary at Geneva, Talbot Co., Georgia, on 23 Apr 1925 at age 35.1 
Birth of Child27 Nov 1926 His child Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 27 Nov 1926 at Talbot Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Child27 Nov 1926 His child Infant (?) Culpepper died on 27 Nov 1926 at Talbot Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son1 Oct 1928 His son James Gardner Culpepper CPA was born on 1 Oct 1928 at Geneva, Talbot Co., Georgia.1,2 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Brooks was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Talbotton, Talbot Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son12 Jan 1931 His son Eugene Brooks Culpepper was born on 12 Jan 1931 at Geneva, Talbot Co., Georgia.1,9 
Death of Mother28 Nov 1935 His mother Julia Rebecca Brooks died on 28 Nov 1935 at Talbot Co., Georgia.10,11 
Death of Father2 Aug 1943 His father Nathan Gardner Culpepper died on 2 Aug 1943 at Talbot Co., Georgia.12,11 
Residence*Sep 1974 Brooks resided at Talbotton, Talbot Co., Georgia, in Sep 1974.13,2 
Death*27 Sep 1974 He died at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 27 Sep 1974 at age 84.1,2,13 
Burial*29 Sep 1974 His body was interred on 29 Sep 1974 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Talbot Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* From Georgia Through Two Centuries, by Warren Grice, edited by E. Merton Coulter, Ph. D., Vol III, p. 729:

Brooks Culpepper --
     Although he was admitted to the bar in Georgia in 1914, Brooks Culpepper states that only within the last few years has he devoted his full time to the practice of law. He is a native of Talbot County and a product of Georgia's public schools and colleges, a veteran of service with the American Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War I. For many years he has been one of the larger farmers in this county, and has developed a fine breed of pure Hereford cattle. Mr. Culpepper was for a long time a member of the Talbotton City Council and has served as mayor of the town prior to filling his present position as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from Talbot County.
     He was born in a log cabin in the O'Neal District of Talbot County, on November 8, 1889. The Culpepper family goes back to pioneer days in this area, the subject's father, Nathan Gardner Culpepper, having been born here on March 8, 1852, eight years before the beginning of the Civil War. Mr. Culpepper's mother, the former Julia Rebecca Brooks, was born in Alabama on May 6, 1860. Brooks Culpepper grew up in this rural district of Georgia. As a boy he did farm chores, learned the ways of country life, of growing things, tended to livestock, and became familiar with life that depends upon the soil and its products. The public schools of Talbot County provided him with the standard education of that time from elementary studies through high school. After graduation from the county high school, Mr. Culpepper entered the University of Georgia as a member of the Class of 1908. He later transferred to mercer university in Macon, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws Degree with the Class of 1914. In that year he took the bar examination, passed it, and was licensed to practice in the courts of Georgia.
     His career was for many years centered in business and farming rather than in the practice of law. For a time he was in the service of the united States Government. This was climaxed by a tour of duty in Europe with the American Expeditionary Force. He remained in Europe after the war to serve on the Graves Registration Unit, returning to the United States and civilian life late in 1919. Mr. Culpepper came back to Talbotton, and entered business as a dealer and agent of the Standard Oil Company, remaining in this business for fifteen years. He then bought the Chevrolet agency, which he operated until 1955. His first real job had been as a rural mail carrier before he was graduated from college, and through being a native son and this mail carrying experience he knew nearly every person in the town and county. He has been interested in farming all his life, and during his other business ventures never neglected his acres of crops and livestock. In addition to the Georgia row crops, he grew several of the things this state is famous for, and paid considerable attention to livestock. In recent years this has been a major part of his interest. Mr. Culpepper had developed a fine heard of Polled Hereford cattle, and the breeding and raising of these animals was a major project on his acres. For many years he was only a part-time lawyer, an attorney on occasion. His privilege as an officer of the courts was used at intervals, and he represented himself and friends from time to time, but only in comparatively recent years has he really devoted the major part of his time and energies to the practice of law. His has been a varied career as government employee, soldier, automobile dealer and oil company agent, as farmer and breeder of pure livestock, and as attorney. He was also active in politics throughout his life, and held many offices in town and county.
     His services as a member of the Talbotton City Council were extended over a number of years. From 1925 to 1927, he was the mayor of Talbotton. Mr. Culpepper was elected to represent the county in Atlanta in the legislature, and is now serving in that capacity. He was a member of the Georgia house of Representatives. In Atlanta, he serves of three House Committees, those dealing with Education, Industry, and Natural Resources. He was secretary of the sub-committee for vocational education. A veteran of political office, he is at home in the legislative halls, and his representation has been heartily approved by his fellow citizens and voters in the effective place, at the polls. His legislative activities fit in well with his revived interest in the practice of law.
     His services with the United States Army in World War I lasted from June, 1918, to September, 1919. He was in France with the Chief Quartermaster Office of Supplies, but remained after the war to serve for a time with the Graves Registration Unit. During World War II he acted as agent for the Draft Appeal Board. He has held several positions of honor in the community aside from elective offices. For many years he was chairman of the School Board. He is also chairman of the Pine Mountain Soil Conservation District, and of the Housing Authority of Talbot County. Service affiliations include both the American Legion, which he has served as commander, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has been active with the Farm Bureau for thirty years. His civic club is the Lions. Mr. Culpepper is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite, and of the Al Sihah Temple of the Shrine at Macon.
     On April 25, 1925, at Geneva, Georgia, Brooks Culpepper and Marian M. McCrary were joined in holy matrimony. She is the daughter of the late Ollie J. and Mattie E. (Davis) McCrary. Her father was born February 8, 1864, and died October 5, 1939, in Geneva. Her mother was born at Cuthbert on March 25, 1876, and died March 26, 1943. Mrs. Culpepper was born at Moultrie on July 1, 1903. She is a graduate of Andrew College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Mrs. Culpepper is a member of the Woman's Club in Talbotton, and prior to her marriage taught school there from some years. Mr. And Mrs. Culpepper are the parents of three children:
     1. James Gardner Culpepper was born in October, 1928, is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and Auburn University in Alabama. He is married to the former Barbara Tyler of Talbotton, and they have two children: Beneta and Gardner Culpepper.
     2. Eugene Brooks Culpepper was born in January 1931. He is also a graduate of the University of Georgia, and is now with the City Planning Commission in Savannah.
     3. Marion Carol Culpepper was born in December 1937. A graduate of the University of Georgia, she is married to Jack Caldwell, and they have one son, Nathan Caldwell. 

Family

Marion Elizabeth McCrary (1 Jul 1903 - 2 Aug 1987)
Marriage*23 Apr 1925 He married Marion Elizabeth McCrary at Geneva, Talbot Co., Georgia, on 23 Apr 1925 at age 35.1 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999-2004 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Darrell C. 'Skip' Lassiter (#10518), Columbus, GA, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. Jeannette Holland Austin, compiler, Georgia Bible Records, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    Matthew Gardner Culpepper Bible, p. 214 (This is actually the Nathan Gardner Culpepper Bible).
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 59, Page 111B (5), Family 81, District 894 O'neil, Talbot Co., GA
    Nathan Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1852, 48, Md 19 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Julia R. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1860, 40, Md 19 yrs, ch 5/5, AL/GA/GA
    Mittie Culpepper, Dau, F, Jun 1881, 18, S, GA/GA/GA
    Nora Culpepper, Dau, F, May 1884, 16, S, GA/GA/GA
    Juliar Culpepper, Dau, F, Mar 1887, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, Oct 1881, 18, S, GA/GA/GA
    Brooks Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1889, 10, S, GA/GA/GA
    Jannie Culpepper, Dau, F, Aug 1898, 1, S, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Brother, M, Mar 1849, 51, S, GA/GA/GA, Farmer.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED128, Page 124a, Family 235, Gen.com img 35, By Road, O'Neals District, Talbot Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, Head, M, 58, md1-29 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Julia R. Culpepper, Wife, F, 58, md1-29 yrs, ch 6/5, GA/GA/GA
    Nora Culpepper, Dau, F, 25, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julia Culpepper, Dau, F, 23, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Brooks Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Janie Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Brother, M, 61, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Farmer.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, page 2B, College Street, Talbotton, Talbot Co., GA
    Home=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    Brooks Culpepper, Head, M, 40, M, md @ 35, GA/GA/AL, Auto Dealer, WW-I Vet
    Marion E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 26, M, md @ 21, GA/GA/GA
    James G. Culpepper, Son, M, 1 6/12, S, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 129, Page 11A, Lines 4-8, O'Neals District, Talbot Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, Head, M, 67, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (ID: 9526)
    Julia R. Culpepper, Wife, F, 58, md1, AL/AL/GA
    Julia Culpepper, Dau, F, 31, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Brooks Culpepper, Son, M, 30, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Janie Culpepper, Dau, F, 21, Sng, GA/GA/AL.
  8. 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
    Infant of Brooks Culpepper, d. 27 Nov 1926 in Talbot Co., GA.
  9. Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus (Muscogee Co.), GA.
    http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/
    Obituary of Eugene Brooks Culpepper (#10523), published May 18, 2011.
  10. 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
    Mrs. Julia R. Culpepper, d. 28 Nov 1935 in Talbot Co., GA.
  11. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/talbot/cemeteries/culpepper.txt
    Elisha Culpepper Family Cemetery, Talbot Co., GA
    + N. G. Culpepper, 8 Mar 1852 - 2 Aug 1943
    + Julia Brooks Culpepper, 6 May 1860 - 28 Nov 1935.
  12. 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
    N. G. Culpepper (White), d. 2 Aug 1943 at 91 years in Talbot Co., GA.
  13. 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
    Brooks Culpepper, d. 27 Sep 1974 at 84 years in Muscogee Co., GA; Res. in Talbot Co., GA.