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Fereba Lydia Fling

F, b. 30 October 1836, d. 11 July 1915
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited1 Feb 2005
     Fereba was born at Georgia on 30 October 1836.1 As of say 1852, her married name was Sewell. She married William F.? Sewell say 1852. She married James Daniel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 20 December 1859 at age 23.2 As of 20 December 1859, her married name was Culpepper. Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 Fereba listed as a household member living with James Daniel Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 Fereba was listed as James Daniel Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 Fereba was listed as James Daniel Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph on 22 November 1900 at age 66
Assumed to be Thanksgiving Day 1900:

1st row: George W. Culpepper, Mary Elizabeth Culpepper, Warren Culpepper.

2nd row: James Daniel Culpepper, Fereba, Mattie Nall, Cattie Nall, Zora Culpepper, Emma Culpepper Allbright holding her granddaughter Dorothy Speer, Doc Allbright husband of Emma (behind Emma).

Back row: Marvin & Charles Culpepper, Lucy (wife of Marvin), Cora (wife of Warren), Wilbur Culpepper, Susie (wife of Jim, who is back of her with hat), John (next to Jim), son Emmett is not in picture.7
James Daniel Culpepper family
She applied for a military pension at Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 She died at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 11 July 1915 at age 78.1 Her body was interred circa 13 July 1915 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9,1 George Washington Culpepper, in his Bible, recorded a second marriage for his son: "James D. Culpepper and Ferabe L. Sewell was Married December 20th 1859." She was a widow and the sister of Catherine Fling, James D. Culpepper's first wife. No record of Fereba Fling's first marriage has been found, however, it is possible that her first husband was William F. Sewell, who was born 28 Jan 1835 which would have made him a little over a year older than Fereba and he died 17 Sep 1855 at the age of 20, a little over a month after James D. Culpepper lost his first wife, Catherine Fling. William F. Sewell, Feriby Sewell, and James Culpepper are listed on p. 18 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, under "Old Prospect Probationary Members - 1854." Since Fereba was listed under her married name in 1854, she must have been married before 1854 when she and William F. Sewell first appeared on the church membership list. In 1855, "Feriba" Sewell, William F. Sewell and James Culpepper all show up as full members of Prospect Church (p. 19). It is possible that Fereba and William F. Sewell had a child since there is a William J. Sewell buried in the same cemetery who was born 30 Oct 1854 and died 22 Feb 1856. But all of this is speculation, there is no evidence to support it.
      There are no church membership records for 1856 and 1857, but in 1858, "Ferriba L. Sewell" was still a full member of the church (p. 22). James D. Culpepper was not listed. In the next full membership listing in 1861, James D. Culpepper reappears and Fereba was now listed as "Feribee Culpepper." The following marriage recorded on p. 577 of Marriage and Death Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate Vol I: 1837-1860 by Brent H. Holcomb is from the 5 Jan 1860 issue of Southern Christian Advocate: On Dec. 20th, 1859, by Lindsay D. Perdue, Esq., Mr. J. D. Culpepper to Mrs. F. L. Sewell, all of Meriwether co., Ga.
      James and Fereba remained in Meriwether Co., GA for the remainder of their lives and were noted in 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 census records. According to p. 49 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, the name on her tombstone reads "Fereba L. Culpepper."

Family 1

William F.? Sewell b. s 1834

Family 2

James Daniel Culpepper b. 26 Mar 1834, d. 1 Nov 1903
Children

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Fereba L. Culpepper, 30 Oct 1836 – 11 Jul 1915.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    James D. Culpepper and Forrela A. Sewell on 20 Dec 1859 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  3. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 344B, Family 549, Greenville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, 38, M, Farmer, $500/$250, GA
    Fariba? Culpepper, 30, F, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 18, F, GA
    Emma Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Eliza Culpepper, 7, F, GA (sic) (Actually Elijah, a Male)
    John Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Warren Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Sarah? Culpepper, 2, F, GA.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 47, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Feriby Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 43, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, Son, M, S, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, S, 15, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, S, 13, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Lora Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, Attending School, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Emmie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 6M, --- , GA/GA/GA (Actually a son named Emmet)
    Beny Montgomery, Other, M, S, B, 17, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 323B (16), Family 307, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    James D. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1834, 66, md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Pherabee Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct 1836, 63, md 40 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Charlie Culpepper, Son, M, Oct 1871, 28, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Brick Mason
    George W. Culpepper, Father, M, Dec 1808, 91, Wid, SC/SC/SC.
  7. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  8. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Feriba Culpepper, widow of James D. Culpepper of Co B, 1st GA Cavalry, she lived in Meriwether County, GA.
  9. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 49 'Fereba L. Culpepper.'

William Jefferson Culpepper

M, b. 23 October 1837, d. 8 April 1864
FatherGeorge Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA b. 6 Dec 1808, d. 20 Dec 1901
MotherPerlina Perdue b. 27 Jun 1812, d. 21 Jul 1882
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited18 Oct 2008
     William has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. William was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 23 October 1837. He was the son of George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA and Perlina Perdue. William was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 William listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 He married Emily Elizabeth Reese at Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas, on 10 September 1857 at age 19.3 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1864

     Co. F, 17th TX Cav.4 He died at Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana, on 8 April 1864 at age 26.4 His body was interred circa 8 April 1864 at Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana. His body was interred after 8 April 1864 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia. Marker only. Buried at battlefield in Louisiana..5       George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his son, William Jefferson Culpepper, in his Bible: "Wm. Jefferson was born on Monday by 4 o'clock on 23rd October 1837." He was baptized with three of his brothers and his mother by Noah Smith on 27 Sep 1839. When William J. was 19 years old, he married, an event which his father also recorded: "Wm. J. Culpepper & Emily E. Reese was married Aug. 20th 1857." A great-grandson, John William Culpepper, has a copy (Rusk Co., TX Marriages 1843-1877) of the marriage record which shows the marriage taking place in Henderson, Rusk Co., TX on 10 Sep 1857. It is not known how G. W. Culpepper obtained information about the marriage, possibly William Jefferson sent him a letter which did not make the date clear or perhaps one date records the license and the other the actual ceremony. Finally, George W. Culpepper recorded his son's death. He does not say how he learned of his son's death: "William J. Son of G. W. & Perlina Culpepper fell in the battle of Mansfield La. Friday 4 o'clock - April 8th 1864 Greatly lamented by all who knew him." William Jefferson Culpepper was 26 years old when he died.
      Several Culpepper cousins are listed in The Texas Civil War Index which lists a "W. J. Culpepper and a William Culpepper" in the 17th Texas Cavalry. It also lists (1502 169, 173) a "William J. Culpepper" as a Sergeant in Company F 17th Texas Cavalry. William Jefferson Culpepper served as a sergeant in Company F, 17th Texas Cavalry (memorial stone in the Allen-Lee Memorial Cemetery in Lone Oak, GA lists "C Company 17th Texas Cavalry"), during the Civil War. The unit was later reorganized as Company F, 17th Consolidated Texas Cavalry (Dismounted). He enlisted March 1, 1862, at Henderson, Rusk Co, TX, and was killed in the battle of Mansfield, LA.
      John William Culpepper wrote, 27 Apr 1993, about the death of his great-grandfather, William Jefferson Culpepper: He was killed in the second confederate charge at 5:00 P.M. 8 Apr 1864 at the battle of Mansfield, Louisiana. He was shot in the chest on the first charge at 4:00 P.M. but the bullet lodged in a bible he was carrying in his shirt pocket. He was a sergeant in the 17th Texas Calvary, consolidated. (Dismounted) Which means that they rode their horses to the battle site but fought as infantry. The Union was trying to get into the east Texas Cotton fields as the New England cotton mills were out of cotton and needed it badly.
      John William Culpepper added that the Battle of Mansfield, LA took place about "3 miles South East of Mansfield, LA on the Mansfield-Pleasant Hill road (Rt 175). Federals called this the 'Battle of Sabine Crossroads.'" William Jefferson Culpepper was buried on the battleground.
      According to Mrs. Eleanor (Culpepper) Willingham, on p. 65 of the History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church (formerly Old Prospect Methodist Church) Lone Oak, Georgia 1844-1945 William J. Culpepper is listed with his brothers as having been a Confederate soldier although there is no grave marker for him.
      In a 6 Apr 1992 letter, Eleanor wrote that "the marker [Confederate marker from the Veterans Administration?] for William Jefferson Culpepper came. We placed it near George W. & Perlina Culpepper."

Family

Emily Elizabeth Reese b. 28 Mar 1836, d. 7 Nov 1911
Children

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 111, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  3. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Rusk Co., TX: William J. Culpepper and Emily E. Reese, 10 Sep 1857.
  4. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + William Jefferson Culpepper, 25 Oct 1837 - 8 Apr 1864, Co. F, 17th TX Cav.
    (Marker, only. Buried at battlefield in LA).
  5. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    William Jefferson Culpepper, 25 Oct 1837 - 8 Apr 1864, Co. F, 17th TX Cav. (Marker, only. Buried at battlefield in LA).

Noah Smith Culpepper

M, b. 17 May 1839, d. 25 April 1929
FatherGeorge Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA b. 6 Dec 1808, d. 20 Dec 1901
MotherPerlina Perdue b. 27 Jun 1812, d. 21 Jul 1882
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited2 Apr 2010
     To help confirm Noah Smith Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Noah's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna. Noah was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 17 May 1839. He was the son of George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA and Perlina Perdue. Noah was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 Noah listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 He married Martha Henrietta K. Almon at Heard Co., Georgia, on 15 November 1859 at age 20.3 Noah listed as a household member living with Hezekiah Almon Jr. in the 1860 Census at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.4 He was photographed circa 1862 at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.
Noah Smith Culpepper
He was photographed circa 1863.5
Noah Smith Culpepper
He served as an officer in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Noah Smith Culpepper, Heard Co, GA, Enlisted on 31 May 1861 as a Private and mustered into Co. G, GA 7th Infantry, Promotions: 4th Sergeant 16 Sep 1862, 2nd Lieutenant 27 Jan 1862, 1st Lieutenant 12 May 1862, Captain 16 Feb 1863. Wounded 15 Aug 1864 Deep Bottom Run, VA.. He was Surrendered on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House.6,7 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.9 He was listed in the 1890 city directory for Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. Ketner & Culpepper Insurance at 12 W Alabama; Resides at 242 E Hunter.10
Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.11 He applied for a military pension at Fulton Co., Georgia.12 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.13 Noah was listed as a father-in-law in Thomas Carroll Burford's household on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.14 He was photographed say 1925 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia,
at the Burford family home on Blue Ridge Road.15
Noah Smith Culpepper (2nd from left) & Civil War friends
Noah Smith Culpepper
He died at DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 25 April 1929 at age 89.16 His body was interred on 26 April 1929 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 George W. Culpepper recorded Noah's birth in his Bible: "Noah Smith Culpepper was born May 17th 1839 named for Noah Smith the traveling preacher on the circuit the same year." He was baptized with his three older brothers and his mother by Noah Smith on 27 Sep 1839. Noah was noted in the in the 1840 Meriwether Co., GA census as one of three males 0-5 years of age in the household of George W. Culpepper. A 10 year old N. S. Culpepper was noted with his parents in the 1850 Meriwether Co., GA census.
      At some point, Noah set out on his own as a teacher in Heard Co., GA. This is probably where he met his future wife since that is where her father owned property and where they married. Noah's marriage was recorded by his father: "Noah S. Culpepper & Martha H. K. Allmon was married November 15th, 1859."
      Noah and Martha were noted in the 1860 Heard Co., GA census living with Martha's father, Hezekiah Almon. Noah was listed as a teacher. When the Civil War broke out, Noah enlisted in the Confederate Army. The following record of Civil War service is from p. 64 of Heard County, Ga.: A History of its People by Lynda S. Eller and published in 1980 by Genealogical Roving Press of Huguley, AL: CULPEPPER, NOAH SMITH--G-7 [Company and Regiment], Private May 31, 1861. Appointed 4th Sergeant Sept. 16, 1861. Elected 2d Lieutenant Jan. 27, 1862; 1st Lieutenant May 12, 1862; Captain Feb. 16, 1863. Wounded at Deep Bottom, Va. Aug. 15, 1864. Surrendered at Appomatox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.
      After the war, Noah returned to teaching. He was noted as a school teacher in the 1870 census of Grantville, Meriwether Co., GA. He had $200 in personal property. Another school teacher, "James Alman," was also listed in the household with a 9 year old Alice Alman. This was probably James L. Almon, the younger brother of Noah Culpepper's wife, Martha Almon. By 1880, Noah and his family had moved on to Carroll Co., GA where Noah S. Culpepper was noted in census records. By 1900, Noah had moved his family to Atlanta where he was noted with his wife and younger children in the 1900 census of Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA where he would remain until his death.
      The following death notice came from records in the Georgia Department of Archives & History and is from the Atlanta Journal: CAPT. CULPEPPER TAKEN BY DEATH IN HIS 89TH YEAR Beloved Hero of Sixties Had Hoped to March Again on Friday The heroes of 1864 will march in review Friday, but for the first time in the history of Atlanta's celebration of Memorial day, Captain Noah S. Culpepper will not march with them. The 89-year-old veteran of the War Between the States died early Thursday morning. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence. Rev. J. W. Quillian will officiate, and interment will be in the Prospect churchyard [now Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church], in Meriwether county. In failing health for the past six months, Captain Culpepper nevertheless refused to take to his bed. Last week he made his plans to march as usual at the head of column in the Memorial day parade, despite his ill health. But Saturday brought a serious turn for the worse in his condition, and doctors insisted that he take to his bed and give up all thought of taking part in the exercises. And on Thursday he died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. T. C. Burford, 1240 Fairview road. He was to have celebrated his 90th birthday next month. A native of Meriwether county, Mr. Culpepper attended Bowdon college, accepting a teaching position in Coweta county after he had obtained his degree. When war was declared, he was made captain of Company G of the Seventh Georgia regiment. In the course of the confilict he saw service under Lee in Virginia. He was severely wounded and was cited for bravery in action. Mr. Culpepper had been a resident of Atlanta for half a century. During the course of his long residence he assumed a leading position in the civic, fraternal and religious life of the city. He was a leading insurance man, and for many years had been a devoted member of the Druid Hills Methodist church. His membership in Peidmont lodge, No. 447, F. & A. M. dated from the age of 21. The beloved pioneer is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Burford, Mrs. J.D. O'Rear and Mrs. Frank Rawls; one brother, Simeon Culpepper; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
      The following funeral notice also appeared on p. 30: CULPEPPER - Friends and relatives of Captain Noah S. Culpepper, Mrs. J. D. O'Rear, Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burford, Mrs. Frank Rawls, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Culpepper, Greenville, Ga., are invited to attend the funeral of Captain Noah S. Culpepper, tomorrow (Friday) morning, April 26, 1929 at 10 o'clock at the residence, 1240 Fairview road, N.E. Rev. J. W. Quillian will officiate. Interment will be at Prospect church, Meriwether county, at 2 o'clock. All members of the Atlanta Camp U. C. V. especially invited to attend. Gentlemen selected to serve as pallbearers will please meet at the residence at 9:45 o'clock.

Family

Martha Henrietta K. Almon b. 23 Apr 1842, d. 23 Jan 1919
Children

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 111, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  3. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 576.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 729, Franklin PO, Heard Co., GA
    Hezekiah Almon, 63, M, Farmer, $3000/$6000, SC
    Elizabeth Alman, 49, F, SC
    Alsey C. Alman, 20, F, GA
    Clarissa P. Alman, 18, F, GA
    James L. Alman, 16, M, GA
    Hezekiah G. Alman, 13, M, GA
    Narcissa Alman, 11, F, GA
    Josiah J. Alman, 9, M, GA
    Omiga B. Alman, 7, M, GA
    Augusta A. Alman, 5, F, GA
    Noah Culpepper, 21, M, School Teacher, -/$100, GA
    Martha K. Culpepper, 19, F, GA.
  5. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
    a photocopy from Florence Culpepper Burford (Mrs. Alonzo Morris Atkinson).
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Noah S. Culpepper, 17 Mar 1840 (sic) – 25 Apr 1929, Capt., Co. G, 7th GA Inf.
  7. Lillian Henderson (transcription by Fred Gleaton), compiler, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, Americus, GA: Lake Blackshear Regional Libray, 1964.
  8. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A, Family 140, Grantville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Noah Culpepper, 31, M, School Teacher, $--/$200, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 28, F, GA
    Linna? Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Ollie Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 1, F, GA
    James Alman, 25, M, School Teacher, $--/$--, GA
    Alice Alman, 9, F, GA.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  10. Atlanta City Directory, 1889 and 1890. Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co. Published on and extracted from Ancestry.com .
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 170B, Family 336, 157 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    N. S. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1839, 60, Md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Collector
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1840, 58, Md 40 yrs, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1870, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Feb 1873, 27, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Roberts, Grandson, M, May 1894, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  12. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA, he lived Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for Mary Buice of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for I. S. Mitchell of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for W. L. Norman of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for John E. Pendergrast of Coweta County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company F, 7th GA Infantry, witness for George N. Smith of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for Isaac N. Farmer of Coweta County, GA.
  13. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 149b, Family 356, Gen.com img 297, 66 East George Ave., 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Head, M, 71, md1-50, GA/SC/GA, Bailiff
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 69, md1-50, ch 9/8, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Tom C. Burford, Son-in-law, M, 34, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/SC, Credit man for clothing co.
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 36, Md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Granddaughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Granddaughter, F, 5/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julian K. Roberts, Grandson, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Shipping clerk.
  14. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 137, Page 11A, Lines 3-8, Anc.com img 21, 94 Blue Ridge Ave., Atlanta, DeKalb Co., GA
    Thomas C. Burford, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/SC, Sec/Treas of Coal Co.
    Florence C. Burford, Wife, F, 48, md, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Dau, F, 12, md, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Dau, F, 10, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 6, md, GA/GA/GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, 80, Wd, GA/SC/GA.
  15. Correspondence from Eugene Hart Felder to Lew Griffin, say 1997.
  16. 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
    Noah S. Culpepper, d. 25 Apr 1929 in DeKalb Co., GA, 15255-K.

Martha Henrietta K. Almon1

F, b. 23 April 1842, d. 23 January 1919
FatherHezekiah Almon Jr. b. 10 Mar 1807
MotherElizabeth Taylor b. 1 Jan 1811, d. 2 May 1883
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited28 Jul 2006
     Martha was born at Waresville, Heard Co., Georgia, on 23 April 1842.2,1 She was the daughter of Hezekiah Almon Jr. and Elizabeth Taylor. She married Noah Smith Culpepper at Heard Co., Georgia, on 15 November 1859 at age 17.3 As of 15 November 1859, her married name was Culpepper. Martha listed as a household member living with Hezekiah Almon Jr. in the 1860 Census at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.4 She was photographed circa 1862 at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.
Martha (Almon) & Nancy Paulina Culpepper
Martha listed as a household member living with Noah Smith Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 Martha was listed as Noah Smith Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.6 Martha was listed as Noah Smith Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.7 Martha was listed as Noah Smith Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.8 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 23 January 1919 at age 76.1 Her body was interred circa 25 January 1919 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9,1 The George W. Culpepper Bible records the marriage: "Noah S. Culpper & Martha H. K. Allmon was married November 15th, 1859." According to Marriage and Death Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate Vol I: 1837-1860 by Brent H. Holcomb, the 5 Jan 1860 issue recorded the following marriage: Married on Nov. 15th, 1859, by M. T. Almon, Esq., Mr. N. S. Culpepper, of Merriwether co., Ga., to Miss Mattie Almon, of Heard co., Ga.
      According to p. 50 of History of Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church by Eleanor Culpepper Willingham, the name as recorded on the tombstone is "Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper."
      Martha and her husband were noted living with her father in the 1860 Heard Co., GA census. She was noted with her husband and family was noted in the 1870 Grantville, Meriwether Co., GA, the 1880 census of Carroll Co., GA and the 1900 census of Fulton Co., GA.

Family

Noah Smith Culpepper b. 17 May 1839, d. 25 Apr 1929
Children

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper, 23 Apr 1842 – 23 Jan 1919.
  2. Lynda S. Eller, Heard County, Ga.: A History of its People, Huguley, AL: Genealogical, Roving Press, 1980.
    p 251 location of parents.
  3. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 576.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 729, Franklin PO, Heard Co., GA
    Hezekiah Almon, 63, M, Farmer, $3000/$6000, SC
    Elizabeth Alman, 49, F, SC
    Alsey C. Alman, 20, F, GA
    Clarissa P. Alman, 18, F, GA
    James L. Alman, 16, M, GA
    Hezekiah G. Alman, 13, M, GA
    Narcissa Alman, 11, F, GA
    Josiah J. Alman, 9, M, GA
    Omiga B. Alman, 7, M, GA
    Augusta A. Alman, 5, F, GA
    Noah Culpepper, 21, M, School Teacher, -/$100, GA
    Martha K. Culpepper, 19, F, GA.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A, Family 140, Grantville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Noah Culpepper, 31, M, School Teacher, $--/$200, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 28, F, GA
    Linna? Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Ollie Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 1, F, GA
    James Alman, 25, M, School Teacher, $--/$--, GA
    Alice Alman, 9, F, GA.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 170B, Family 336, 157 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    N. S. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1839, 60, Md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Collector
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1840, 58, Md 40 yrs, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1870, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Feb 1873, 27, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Roberts, Grandson, M, May 1894, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  8. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 149b, Family 356, Gen.com img 297, 66 East George Ave., 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Head, M, 71, md1-50, GA/SC/GA, Bailiff
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 69, md1-50, ch 9/8, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Tom C. Burford, Son-in-law, M, 34, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/SC, Credit man for clothing co.
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 36, Md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Granddaughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Granddaughter, F, 5/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julian K. Roberts, Grandson, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Shipping clerk.
  9. Eleanor Herring Culpepper, History of Allen-Lee Memorial Methodist Church, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 50 'Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper.'

Emily Elizabeth Reese

F, b. 28 March 1836, d. 7 November 1911
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
     Emily was born at Georgia on 28 March 1836. She married William Jefferson Culpepper at Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas, on 10 September 1857 at age 21.1 As of 10 September 1857, her married name was Culpepper. She married Frank P. Kincannon at McLennan Co., Texas, on 23 November 1869 at age 33. As of 23 November 1869, her married name was Kincannon. Emily listed as a household member living with Frank P. Kincannon on the 1870 Census at Rusk Co., Texas.2 She died at Bosque Co., Texas, on 7 November 1911 at age 75. Her body was interred circa 9 November 1911 at Eddy, McLennan Co., Texas.

Family 1

William Jefferson Culpepper b. 23 Oct 1837, d. 8 Apr 1864
Children

Family 2

Frank P. Kincannon b. 1846

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Rusk Co., TX: William J. Culpepper and Emily E. Reese, 10 Sep 1857.
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 352, Pg 304, Prect 1 (06 Oct 1870), Henderson PO, Rusk Co., TX
    Frank Kincannon, 24, M, TN, RE=$600, PE=$320, Farmer
    Emily Kincannon, 28, F, GA
    Zeke Kincannon, 3/12, born-Mar, TX
    John Culpepper, 12, M, TX
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 9, F, TX
    Willie Culpepper, 6, F, TX.

Simeon Fletcher Culpepper

M, b. 11 October 1842, d. 22 June 1929
FatherGeorge Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA b. 6 Dec 1808, d. 20 Dec 1901
MotherPerlina Perdue b. 27 Jun 1812, d. 21 Jul 1882
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited10 Feb 2011
     Simeon has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. Simeon was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 11 October 1842. He was the son of George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA and Perlina Perdue. Simeon listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 Simeon listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, Meriwether Co, GA, Enlisted on 18 May 1861 as a Private and mustered into Co. D, GA 8th Infantry, Promotions: 5th Sergeant. Wounded 2 Jul 1863 Gettysburg, PA. He was Surrendered on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
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February 22nd, 1940
Re: McCrary Family History, Rufus C. McCrary – War Record
From: R. E. McCrary, Alvaton, Georgia
To: Joseph Boyd McCrary, Atlanta, Georgia

I will try as best as I can to give a brief history of my father, Rufus Coggins McCrary, Civil War Record. He was in Company D, the first Company organized in Meriwether County.
     This Company was made up of young men from some of the best families in Meriwether County. I will mention a few that I remember hearing my father talk about: Alonzo Freeman, Gus Brantley, Clem Allen (Who was shot through the head just back of his eyes, the bullet entering one temple and passing out through the other. My father saw him fall and he was reported killed, but he showed up later and lived many years after the war-but was totally blind.), S. F. Culpepper, Joe McKnight (Who was killed in the battle of the Wilderness and his body was never found after the battle.), John P. Atkinson (Who was killed at the First Battle of Manassas.), J. M. Herndon, Dave Ellison, R. C. McCrary (my father) and others I cannot remember.
     R. C. McCrary in Company with these, boarded the train at Grantville, Georgia on May 18th , 1861 for Virginia, the site of the War. Arriving at Richmond, they proceeded at once to General Francis S. Bartow’s Camp at Howard Grove. There they were mustered into service about the 24th of May.
     The Regiment was known as the Eight Georgia Regiment and was composed of Company D from Meriwether, Company C from Pulaksi County, Companies A, E, and H from Floyd, Company B from Chatham, Company C from Bibb, Company F from Fulton, Company I from Greene and Company K from Oglethorpe.
     The Brigade was known as Anderson Brigade and was commanded by General G. T. (Tige) Anderson. The Brigade was composed of the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th Georgia Volunteer Regiments and the 1st Georgia Regular and Tylander Battallion from Americus, Georgia and the last two years of the War the 59th Georgia Regiment. They were in Hood’s Division which was composed of Hood’s Division which was composed of Hood’s Texas, Anderson’s Georgia, Benning’s Georgia, and Law’s Alabama Brigades Longstreet’s Corps.
     As soon as the Regiment was organized they were sent to Harper’s Ferry about June 1, 1861. After a few days they were sent to Winchester, Virginia, and on July 19th, 1861 they were ordered to Manassas, and on July 21st took part in the First Battle of Manassas. In this battle the Regiment lost heavily. After many hours of fighting the regiment was relieved, and on retiring from the battlefield, leaving most of their either wounded or dead, they were met by General Beauregard, who was in command of the Southern army, and when he saw them he raised his hat and said,“I salute the Eighth Georgia with my hat off, history will not forget you.” They camped and maneuvered near Manassas and in front of Washington City until winter. They spent the winter of 1861 near Summerville, Virginia, and about March 1, 1862 they were sent down on the Peninsular near Old Yorktown.
     On arrival at Yorktown the Brigade was ordered to retake a portion of the line just captured by the enemy. They did this in short order without losing many men. They were attacked by the enemy several times during the days they were in line, but repulsed the enemy every time without much loss. They were in several engagements during the seven days battle around Richmond June 24-30, 1862. They were in the Second Battle of Manassas August 29 and 30, 1862. They were then ordered to Maryland where they fought in the Battles of Boonesboro, and the Battle of Sharpsburg. They were then marched back to Virginia where they had a short rest near Winchester, Virginia, after which they went to Fredericksburg, where they fought in the Battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862. They spent the winter of 1862 near Fredericksburg. About the first of April 1862 they were sent to the front near Suffolk, Virginia where they were engaged in severe skirmishes, with slight loss. They rejoined the main army just before the Pennsylvania Campagin and where in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. They Eighth Georgia Regiment lost more men in this battle than any Regiment in Lee’s army. When they came out of the fight there were only two men in my Father’s Company who were not killed or wounded, the two being my father, R. C. McCrary and Dave Ellison. Some of the men were only slightly wounded and were soon back in rank.
     They were sent back to Virginia until about October 1, 1863, then they were ordered to Tennessee to General Bragg’s relief. From Tennessee they were sent to Charleston to James Island, where they rested one month. They were then sent to Knoxville, Tennessee November 1st where they lost heavily in an effort to capture Fort London in that city. They spent the winter of 1863-64 in Tennessee and suffered much, since all communication and supplies were shut off. They went back to Virginia just in time to get in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864. They Eighth Georgia Regiment lost heavily in this engagement, and engagements until they reached the front at Richmond. They were in the Battles of Fort Harrison in September, Barbytown Road and Deep Bottom in October 1864, and spent the winter of 1864-65 in front of Richmond. They left Richmond for Petersburg April 1, 1865 from there to Appomattox where they surrendered April 9, 1865. My father came home only one time during the four years he was in the army, and did not get wounded a single time.
     There has never been any better soldiers than the men that composed the army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee and I am sure there were no better soldiers in Lee’s army than my father, R. C. McCrary, and these other noble men from Meriwether County, in Company D of the famous Eighth Georgia Regiment.
     R. E. McCrary
     Alvaton, Georgia

**In paragraph 5 where Hood’s Division is mentioned, there appears to be a typo (along with some other words in this letter, ie., ‘They Eighth Georgia Regiment’), I have re-typed this letter exactly as Cousin R. E. McCrary wrote it to my Uncle Joseph Boyd McCrary (G3Uncle) as to preserve its history in my family so please excuse the typos** Helena-Suzanne Shreve.3 He married Ellen Clay Nall at Georgia on 4 December 1866 at age 24.4 Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 He was photographed say 1885 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7
Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 He applied for a military pension at Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 He was photographed say 1910 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7
Simeon F. Culpepper Clerk of the Superior Court
Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10 He was photographed say 1915 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7
Simeon Fletcher Culpepper & John W. Taylor
He was photographed say 1920 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7
Simeon Fletcher Culpepper
Simeon was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.11 He died at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 22 June 1929 at age 86.12,13 His body was interred on 23 June 1929 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 George W. Culpepper recorded his son's birth in his Bible: "Simeon Fletcher was born on Tuesday Morning 9 o'clock October 11th 1842." George W. Culpepper was noted in the 1840 census of Meriwether Co., GA and this is where Simeon F. Culpepper is presumed to have been born. According to the Bible record, "Simeon Fletcher was Baptised on the 7th of June 1844." S. F. Culpepper emerges census records as a 7 year old living with his parents in 1850 Meriwether Co., GA and as a 17 year old living at home in the 1860 Lutherville P. O. district (now Luthersville?), Meriwether Co., GA.
      When the Civil War began, Simeon F. Culpepper joined the Confederate Army. A son, Thomas J. Culpepper, at a 3 Aug 1969 Simeon F. Culpepper family dinner, told of Simeon's Civil War service: When Pappa was a little over 18 years old the Civil War started. The first shot was fired April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumpter South Carolona, about 3 weeks later, May 1, 1861, he volunteered for service in the Confederate Army and was enlisted in the 18th Georgia Regiment Company D. This regiment became a part of General Robert E. Lee's army in Virginia.
      The following was written by a granddaughter of Simeon F. Culpepper and appeared in Meriwether Vindicator on 6 Oct 1933: MY U. D. C. ANCESTOR SIMEON FLETCHER CULPEPPER (By Louise C[ulpepper] Murphy) My grandfather, Simon Fletcher Culpepper, on whose record I entered the United Daughters of the Confederacy, was born in Meriwether County, Georgia, October 11, 1842, the son of George Washington and Perlina Perdue Culpepper. He was the seventh of eleven children, seven boys and four girls. All of his brothers except the youngest, who was only nine years old at the beginning of hostilities, served in the Confederate Army. The youngest of the six, Thomas Joel, entered the service during the closing months of the war, at the age of sixteen. The others served throughout the entire war. Two of them were killed in action. Simon Fletcher Culpepper enlisted in April, 1861, in Company D, 8th Georgia Regiment, Confederate States Army. Company D was organized in Meriwether County by Captain Howard, its first commanding officer, who lived in Greenville. The recruits Were given a month's training at Warm Springs Camp Ground by Captain Howard, and in May were marched to Grantville, Georgia, where they were entrained for the front. The company was transported over the historic Western and Atlantic Railroad, by way of Chattanooga, to Virginia, and there joined the 8th Georgia Regiment. The Meriwether contingent received an early baptism of fire as the 8th Georgia was thrown into action at the very beginning of hostilities, joining in the First Battle of Manassas early on the morning of Sunday, July 21, 1861, with orders to capture a Yankee battery entrenched on a hillside and protected by a patch of woods. The gallant and devout Captain Howard led his men in prayer before entering the fight, and fell, mortally wounded, almost at Grandfather's feet, at the first volley. Company D was shot to pieces, nearly all of its officers killed, and retired in disorder. As soon as they were beyond the range of the enemy rifles, these raw recruits, less than three months from the rollicksome, carefree days of the Old South, rallied, held an election for officers in the field, and promptly returned to the fray. The company was again shot to pieces, and again lost most of its officers; again retired, elected new officers, and returned to the fight. The Eighth Georgia was forced to retreat before attaining its objective, and was relieved by the Seventh Georgia, in which Grandfather's brother, Uncle Noah was serving. Grandfather related an interesting event in connection with the relief of his regiment. He stated that as the Eighth Georgia; retired, it was met by the men of the Seventh (commanded by a Colonel whose name, for obvious reasons, is not stated), and that this officer, witnessing the condition of the men of the Eighth Georgia and noting, that most of the officers of the Eighth had been killed, quailed before the murderous fire from the entrenched Federal Battery, and took refuge behind a farm house, refusing to lead his men into battle. The gallant Colonel Francis Bartow, who commanded the Eighth Georgia, discovered his fellow officer in this position of safety, holding his men beyond the range of enemy guns, and charged him with cowardice. But words passed between the two men, and the color bearer of the Seventh Georgia was shot down almost in their presence. Whereupon Bartow grasped the colors of the Seventh Georgia, declared that if the commander of that regiment would not lead it into battle he would, called upon the men of the Seventh to follow him and dashed into the thickest of the fighting. Bartow was killed as he led another colonel's regiment into battle. After Bartow's death, the Colonel of the Seventh Georgia again assumed command of the regiment. Grandfather stated that he was an eye-witness to this incident. Simeon Fletcher Culpepper was promoted from Private to First Sergeant, and held that rank until the end of the War. His military record is in the history of the Army of Northern Virginia. He participated in all of the Virginia campaigns of Lee's forces, and took part in the invasion of Pennsylvania. He was grievously wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 3, 1863, as Longstreet's Division, to which 8th Georgia was attached, was sent to the reinforcement of Pickett and his gallant men. The bullet passed entirely through both thighs, leaving scars which he bore to his grave. His brother, Lieutenant John Wesley Culpepper, and some of his comrades removed him from the Battlefield to an old roadway behind the Confederate lines. When Lee retreated from the field at Gettysburg, he was forced to abandon his wounded men, and they were promptly made prisoners of war. R. H. Cousins, A. H. Freeman, W. M. McLendon, and R. D. Adair, Meriwether County boys, all of Company D, were also wounded in this battle, and were left behind in the same roadway with Grandfather. They were placed in the prison hospital maintained by the Yankees at Gettysburg and remained there until exchanged. McLendon and Adair, both of whom were also wounded in the legs, were operated upon by the Federal surgeons, each of them losing a limb. The others were exchanged as soon as they recovered. Grandfather related that the prisoners were encamped in a wheat field and held under guard. He said that Mr. Cousins, whose wound was not severe was soon able to walk about, and constructed a wick-i-up of fence rails, which he covered with wheat cut from the field. The wounded prisoners crawled into this shelter when it rained. Otherwise, they were without covering. Grandfather returned home as soon as he was exchanged, to give his wounds a chance to heal, and returned to his regiment as soon as he was able to march. He was yet unable to carry his gun on long marches, and it was conveyed for him in the wagon train. He related that on one occasion when the company was on the march it was surprised by a company of Yankee soldiers who were in ambush near the road. The men fell back in disorder, and as they did so, General Lee, on his famous war-horse Traveller, spurred to the head of the column and commanded the soldiers to follow him. Two men from the 8th Georgia stepped to the side of General Lee's horse and told him that they were prepared to obey any command he gave, but that they would not follow him into battle. These men led General Lee's horse over a hill, beyond the range of the enemy guns and returned to the right. Grandfather stated that he witnessed this incident. Whether it was the same occasion as that on which John B. Gordon, "the man of the 12th of May" turned Lee's horse to the rear, is not known. When he returned to the army, S. F. Culpepper took part in all of the fighting around Richmond and Petersburg. His brother, Lieutenant John Wesley Culpepper, was killed in battle near Richmond on August 16, 1864. Grandfather's diary, which he kept during most of the war, contains this entry: "Lt. J. W. Culpepper, Co. D 8th Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, was killed in battle August 16, 1864. Was buried about thirty steps N. E. of Mr. William Martin's garden on night of the same day, the distance from Richmond being nine miles on the Darbytown Road. I am left all alone. S. F. Culpepper. This Aug. 16, 1864" Just a few days before his death, Lieutenant Culpepper told Grandfather that he expected to be killed, and that he wanted Grandfather to have his watch. Grandfather carried this watch until his death. The surviving members of Company D, 8th Georgia Regiment, surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. With a few of his comrades, Grandfather marched through Virginia and the Carolinas to Augusta, where they were able to get a train to Atlanta. On this march they were forced to live off of the country, and frequently went hungary. Grandfather related that on one occasion, when meals had been unusually scarce, they suddenly came upon a drove of hogs. Surrounding the animals, although having no weapons, they managed to knock a shoat down with stones. He described the difficulties encountered in cleaning the hog, how they finally managed to skin it, and the delightful feast of unsalted pork which followed. Simeon F. Culpepper returned to his father's home in Meriwether County, and the following year taught school at Shiloh Valley in Harris County. He was married in the fall of 1866 to Ellen Clay Nall. To this union were born eight children, six boys and two girls. He farmed and taught school in various localities in Meriwether County. He was elected Tax Collector of Meriwether County in 1887 or 1888, and served two years. He was later elected Clerk of the Superior Court, and served in that capacity for twenty-three years. He died on June 22, 1929, at his home in Greenville Georgia.
      After the war, Simeon F. Culpepper returned home. George Washington Culpepper recorded his son's marriage in his Bible: "Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen C. Nall was Married Dec 4, 1866."
      In the 1870 census, Simeon was noted in the Lutherville P.O. District, (now Luthersville?), Meriwether Co., GA, as a school teacher with real estate valued at $1,000 and personal property valued at $450. He was was recorded with his wife and children in the 1880 census of Meriwether Co., GA. Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote in a 13 Jul 1984 letter that "Our g-father, Simeon, taught at Sasserville Academy in Gay in 1887." Simeon and Ellen were were noted with their children in the 1900 census of Meriwether Co., GA and in the 1910 census of Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA.
      14 Feb 1929, just a few months before his death, Simeon F. Culpepper attended a birthday dinner given for a friend, James W. Estes, and according to an unknown local paper gave the following blessing before the dinner: Heavenly Father we thank Thee for being able to assemble to celebrate the anniversary of our brother and Comrade. We thank thee for spreading thy glory over him as a shadow of protection, permitting him to live to celebrate this day. May he live to see many more such days in life. Direct the minds and hearts of his children and grand-children to follow in his footsteps, doing good in the world and spreading sunshine among all the people where ever they go. Sanctify these table comforts to the good of all of which we ask for Christ sake, Amen.
      The following death notice is from an unknown source dated 26 Jun 1929: RITES ARE PRONOUNCED FOR SOLDIER OF LEE Simon F. Culpepper, Greenville, 87 Years Old at Time of Death. Greenville, Ga., June 23--(Special)--Last rites for Simeon F. Culpepper, soldier under Lee and for 23 years clerk of the superior court of Meriwether county, were said here at Old Prospect church. Burial was in the churchyard [now the Allen-Lee Memorial Church] and services were conducted by Rev. J. T. Robins, of Thomaston, assisted by Rev. A. L. Hale, of Greenville. Born 87 years ago in Meriwether county, Mr. Culpepper was a resident of the county all his life. He was tax collector of the county for two years [1887-1889] and then was elected to the post of clerk of the superior court, a position he filled for 23 years. For four years a member of the Seventy Georgia Regiment in Lee's army of northern Virginia, Mr. Culpepper saw service in every battle in which his unit participated from First Manassas to Appomatox. He was wounded twice. He was commander of the Meriwether camp of Confederate veterans at the time of his death. He leaves six sons and two daughters. N. F. Culpepper, W. C. Culpepper, T. J. Culpepper, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mrs. D. O. Phillips, all of Greenville; J. W. Culpepper, all of Fayetteville; H. D. [read L.] Culpepper and E. C. Culpepper, of Lone Oak.
      The following is another funeral notice from an unknown source: FORMER LONE OAK RESIDENT, PASSES Veteran Public Officer and Confederate Veteran Buried at Lone Oak (Special Lone Oak Correspondence) Mr. S. F. Culpepper, a former citizen of Lone Oak but of later years a resident of Greenville, passed away at his home on Saturday afternoon, May 22 [read June 22], after long weakness from the infirmities of age, due also to the loss of his devoted wife who five months ago preceeded. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Prospect church, where he worshipped as a boy. Rev. Dr. Robins, of Thomaston, officiated, assisted by Rev. Green, and Rev. A. L. Hale, and his body was laid to rest among many of his loved ones gone before. Mr. Culpepper was born in Meriwether county eighty-seven years ago and had resided in this county during his entire life time. He married Miss Ellen Nall who died last January, their married life having continued for sixty-two years. He was a Confederate veteran, having served under General Lee in his army of Northern Virginia for four years in the Seventh Georgia Regiment and participated in all of the battles engaged in by this army from First Manassas to Appomatox. He was twice wounded in battle, a minnie ball having passed through both thighs at Gettysburg. He filled the office of tax collector of Meriwether county for two years. Subsequently, he was elected clerk of the Superior Court of the county in which capacity he served for twenty-three years. He was the last member of his family of six brothers and three sisters, his last surviving brother, Captain N. S. Culpepper of Atlanta, having died about two months ago. He is survived by six sons and two daughters, N. F. Culpepper, W. C. Culpepper, T. J. Culpepper, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mrs. D. O. Phillips, all of Greenville; J. W. Culpepper, of Fayetteville, Ga; H. L. Culpepper and E. C. Culpepper of Lone Oak. He was commander of the Meriwether camp of Confederate Veterans at the time of his death. He was a member of the Methodist church and of the Masonic fraternity.
      This is another obituary from an unknown source: S. F. CULPEPPER, SOLDIERS UNDER LEE, LAID TO LAST REST Veteran Public Official of Meriwether County Widely Mourned GREENVILLE, Ga., June 24 -- Mr. Simeon F. Culpepper was buried in the cemetery of Old Prospect Church at Lone Oak on Sunday. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. T. Robins, of Thomaston, assisted by Rev. A. L. Hale, of Greenville. Mr. Culpepper died here Saturday after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Meriwether County eighty seven years ago and had resided in this county during his entire lifetime. He married Miss Ellen Nall, who died last January, their married life having continued for sixty-two years. He was a Confederate veteran, having served under General Lee in the army of Northern Virginia for four years in the Seventh Georgia Regiment and participated in all of the battles engaged in by this army from First Manassas to Appomatox. He was twice wounded in battle, a minnie ball having passed through both thighs at Gettysburg. He filled the office of tax collector of Meriwether County for two years. Subsequently, he was elected clerk of the Superior Court of the county in which capacity he served for twenty-three years. He was the last member of his family of six brothers and three sisters, his last surviving brother, Captain N. S. Culpepper, of Atlanta, having died about two months ago. He is survived by six sons and two daughters, N. F. Culpepper, W. C. Culpepper, T. J. Culpepper, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mrs. D. O. Phillips all of Greenville; J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, Ga., H. L. Culpepper and E. C. Culpepper of Lone Oak. He was commander of the Meriwether camp of Confederate Veterans at the time of his death. He was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic fraternity.
      In a retrospective article "Meriwether County Served By Confederate Veterans After War," which appeared in an unknown paper between 1955 and 1968, James S. Peters wrote: Meriwether County, as most counties in Georgia, was served by confederate veterans for most of 1/2 century after the close of the war. Some of them were still in office when I came to this county in 1919 and I would like now to pay my respect to these old veterans and other fine officials in office at that time... S. F. Culpepper, as a young man, was a school teacher, then volunteered for service in the Civil War, participating in the Battle of Manassas, likewise fought with great gallantry in the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. and Mrs. Culpepper had one daughter who married Dan Phillips, one of our very fine County Commissioners and six stalwart sons, to wit, Nathaniel, Wesley, Homer, Edgar, Thomas and Wilbur. Thomas is the only one living at this time. No finer family of sons has been reared in this county during this century....
Nathan Culpepper Doughtie, a son of Jerry and Clay (Culpepper) Doughtie visited Gettsyburg and gave the following report at a July 24, 1993 family reunion: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania John Wesley Culpepper and Simeon Fletcher Culpepper were members of company "D" of the eighth Georgia infantry regiment. This regiment, along with the seventh, ninth, eleventh and fifty-ninth regiments, were part of General George T. Anderson's brigade. This brigade was part of General Hood's division which was part of the first army corps under General Longstreet. At the battle of Gettysburg the Army of Northern Virginia, under General Lee, consisted of the first corps under Longstreet, the second corps under Ewell and the third corps under Hill. General Stewart led the cavalry division. On July 2, Anderson's brigade moved across the Emmitsburg road and charged the woods south of what became known as the wheat field. The union forces were pushed back from a stone fence but the confederates were flanked on the left and retreated to the crest of rose hill. They were then reinforced and advanced again. General Anderson was wounded but advanced and occupied the woodland to its border on plum run valley. On July 3rd the brigade was sent down Emmitsburg road to repulse Union calvary which had tried to flank the division. On July 4th the brigade built trenches to protect the army's flank and on July 5th left for Hagerstown, Maryland. Simeon F. Culpepper had been shot through both legs and was left behind with many other wounded Confederates. This may have been better for him in the long run as many of the wounded men were unable to withstand the rigors of travel. Simeon Fletcher was later paroled or exchanged and rejoined his unit for battles in 1864 and was with the army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox in April, 1865.

Family

Ellen Clay Nall b. 5 May 1844, d. 19 Jan 1929
Children

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  2. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Meriwether-Coweta-Troup County GA Archives Military Records
    Copyright. All rights reserved. http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ga/gafiles.htm
    File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Helena-Suzanne Shreve e-mail address March 2, 2004, 1:29 am.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen C. Nall on 04 Dec 1866 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 381A, Family 87, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon Culpepper, 26, M, School Teacher, $1000/$450, GA
    Ellen Culpepper, 24, F, GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    James Culpepper, 9/12, M, GA.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  7. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  8. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  9. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, served in Company D, 8th GA, he lived Meriwether County, GA
    Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, no service given, witness for Henry T. Shores of Coweta County, GA
    Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, served in Company D, 8th GA, witness for William Glow of Spalding County, GA
    Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, served in Company D, 8th GA, witness for Alonzo H. Freeman of Meriwether Co
    Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, served in Company D, 8th GA, witness for Augusta Williams of Crisp County, GA.
  10. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 13B, Lines 52-55, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, 67, md1-33 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Superior Court Clerk
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 65, md1-33 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 30, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 26, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  11. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim F. Culpepper, Head, M, 76, md, GA/NC/GA, Farm General Mgr
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 75, md, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Daughter, F, 40, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  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
    S. F. Culpepper, d. 22 Jun 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  13. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Simeon Fletcher Culpepper, 11 Oct 1840 (sic) – 22 Jun 1929, Sgt., Co. D, 8th GA Inf.

Ellen Clay Nall1,2

F, b. 5 May 1844, d. 19 January 1929
FatherNathan Nall b. 25 Jan 1799, d. 19 Apr 1891
MotherLucretia Burks b. 10 Apr 1801, d. 28 Oct 1858
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited30 Jul 2006
     Ellen was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 May 1844.2 She was the daughter of Nathan Nall and Lucretia Burks. She married Simeon Fletcher Culpepper at Georgia on 4 December 1866 at age 22.1 As of 4 December 1866, her married name was Culpepper.1 Ellen listed as a household member living with Simeon Fletcher Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 She was photographed say 1890 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5
Ellen Clay (Nall) Culpepper
Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 She was photographed say 1920 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5
Ellen Clay (Nall) Culpepper
Ellen was listed as Simeon Fletcher Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 She died at Greenville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 19 January 1929 at age 84.9,2 Her body was interred on 20 January 1929 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote the following entitled "The Sim Culpepper Boys": Each year it was the custom for everyone to go to Greenville to "Ma Ma & Pa Pa's" [Mrs. Willingham's grandparents, Ellen Clay Nall and Simeon F. Culpepper] for Christmas dinner. We children would sit entranced listening to the group tell funny stories of things that happened in their childhood. A sense of humor would prevail among them and when one would recall some funny incident, all would laugh until tears would stream down their faces and each pulled out his handkerchief to wipe the tears away. They were tall men with big feet (as one of my cousin's recalls). He said that the only safe place for little boys was "Pa Pa's" lap, because each time he [the cousin] passed by one of them [the Sim Culpepper boys] he would receive a swift kick. We girls fared a little better. All in all it was great to go to Grandma's at Christmas. Our Aunt Carrie Lou, widow of Wilbur, who is the only one of that generation living, says that "Ma Ma" [Mrs. Simeon F. Culpepper] had a special way with each one [of her sons]. She listened attentively and gave them good advice. Even after they had become professional men they turned to her for advice....
      Mrs. Willingham continued: "Ma Ma" was of Primitive Baptist Faith. They attended church regularly.... "Ma Ma" would make pies and put them in the kitchen window to cool (no screens in those days). Pretty soon the pies would disappear. Of course she knew what happened to them, but just pretended that it was OK.
      In an 11 Jan 1991 letter, Mrs. Eleanor Culpepper Willingham wrote that "sister [Margaret] and I were discussing the Culpepper ears yesterday. All the brothers had large ears (as did Lyndon Johnson)."
      The following report of the 50th wedding anniversary of Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen Clay Nall appears to be from the Meriwether Vindicator: Golden Wedding Celebrated At home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Culpepper The fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Culpepper was celebrated at their home Monday. It was rather an involuntary celebration upon the part of the bride and groom of fifty years. Or to put it more accurately, an unexpected event so far as they were concerned. The sons and daughters prepared for the pleasant occasion and when the couple walked in and found all the children gathered around the table loaded with a wedding dinner, tears of joy came from the eyes of the aged couple over the happy family re-union and the reminder of the wedding which took place just fifty years ago. Around the family board, children and grand children spent a happy time in celebration of the golden wedding. It was a pleasant event. Father and mother lived again the days that are gone. In the evening of life they looked back to the beginning of their long journey together and traced with joy the steps taken since the vows were plighted at the marriage altar. But few live to celebrate such an anniversary. It is a badge of honor to have lived so long and so worthily and raised a family of manly sons and charming daughters to hear the name and fame of father and mother. The children and all the grand children were present. The sons and daughters there were Hon. N. F. Culpepper, Mr. W. C. Culpepper, Dr. T. J. Culpepper, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Phillips of this city, Col. and Mrs. J. W. Culpepper, of Fayetteville, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Culpepper and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Culpepper of Lone Oak. An amusing feature of the occasion was connected with the loss of a couple of possums. Mr. S. F. Culpepper had a couple of possums in a box fattening them for Christmas. He went out Sunday night and they were gone. He was very much disturbed over the loss of his marsupials and inclined to charge the theft to his faithful servant, Wash Reeves. When he walked in to the dinner table he foung the two possums well baked and bounded by sweet potates and gravy. His own children had committed possum larceny and prepared the animals for the feast. The Vindicator congratulates Mr. and Mrs. Culpepper upon the occasion of their golden wedding and hopes they may see many more years wax and wane before they are called to their long home.
      On 3 Aug 1969, at a reunion of the descendants of Simeon F. Culpepper, a son, Thomas J. Culpepper, recalled the 50th anniversary of his parents: Pappa came in at 12 o'clock and he was the most surprised man in the world. When we all went to the table, Mamma's plate was turned down and when she turned it up she found $50.00 in gold under it, which the boys gave them. It was a very happy occasion.
      The following death notice is from an unknown source dated Friday, 25 Jan 1929: Mrs. S. F. Culpepper Passes To Heaven Mrs. S. F. Culpepper received her call Saturday night to come up higher. She was stricken with paralysis last week, and, despite the fact her death was not unexpected, when it came it brought a great shock to her loved ones. Mrs. Culpepper was an adherent of the Primitive Baptist faith and her life adorned with the noble characteristics of the christian religion. She was essentially a mother, the greatest of all human relations. Like a holy incense, her love blessed the home over which she reigned for sixty-two years and from it she gave the world six godly sons and two christian daughters. The record of her life was that of unselfish, sacrificial love and service, and the light of it will shine forever to attest christian hope and truth. The purity of her mind, heart and walk was a picture of rare beauty and a precious legacy to her loved ones. She lived, loved and wrought a good work. Henceforth a crown studded with many jewels will adorn her brow, as she lives eternally in heaven. A mother in Israel has gone from us. A saint from earth has become a saint in glory. Mrs. Culpepper is survived by her husband, Mr. S. F. Culpepper, six sons, Hon. N. F. and Messers W. C. and T. J. Culpepper, of this city, Hon. J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, Messers H. L. and Edgar Culpepper, of Lone Oak, and two daughters, Miss Mary Lou Culpepper and Mrs. D. O. Phillips, of Greenville. After funeral services at the home conducted by Elder Simeon Whatley and Rev. A. L. Hale, the body of this good woman was carried to Lone Oak, her old home, and interred in Prospect cemetery [which became the cemetery of the Allen-Lee Memorial Church]. Greenville weeps over the death of Mrs. Culpepper and the deepest sympathy abides with the sorrowing loved ones of the deceased.
      The following is another obituary from an unknown source: LONE OAK On Saturday night Jan 17 [read 19] while surrounded by loved one the sweet spirit of Mrs. S. F. Culpepper of Greenville left its frail tenement of clay, as she sweetly fell asleep. "As one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams." Funeral services were conducted at the home on Sunday afternoon by her life long friend, Rev. S. H. Whatley of Thomaston assisted by Rev. Mr. Hale of Greenville. Interment was at Prospect cemetery [which became the cemetery of the Allen-Lee Memorial Church], at Lone Oak. She was brought back to her girlhood home tenderly born to her last resting place by her six devoted sons. Mrs. Culpepper was the last of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Nall. Sixty years ago she was married to Mr. S. F. Culpepper who with six sons and two daughters are left to mourn her passing. For a number of years, she has resided in Greenville, where she was as greatly beloved as in her former home at Lone Oak. She was a true Christian, a devoted mother, a wise counselor to her children through life, a most devoted wife, a kind and generous neighbor. As expressed by her minister, "The heart of her husband did safely trust in her, and her children rise up and call her blessed." Those surviving her are her broken hearted husband and the following children, Messrs. N. F., W. C., T. J., and Miss Mary Lou Culpepper also Mrs. D. O. Phillips of Greenville. Messrs. H. L. and E. C. Culpepper of Lone Oak, and J. W. Culpepper of Fayetteville, all of whom have our sincere sympathy.

Family

Simeon Fletcher Culpepper b. 11 Oct 1842, d. 22 Jun 1929
Children

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Simeon F. Culpepper and Ellen C. Nall on 04 Dec 1866 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Ellen Clay Nall Culpepper, 5 May 1844 – 19 Jan 1929.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 381A, Family 87, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon Culpepper, 26, M, School Teacher, $1000/$450, GA
    Ellen Culpepper, 24, F, GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    James Culpepper, 9/12, M, GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 203C (34), Family 263, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 37, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Ellen Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 35, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Nat Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Wesley Culpepper, Son, M, S, 10, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Homer Culpepper, Son, M, S, 8, Working On Farm, GA/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, Son, M, S, 6, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Wilber Culpepper, Son, M, S, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  5. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 43, Pages 153A-B (3), Family 63, Seminary Hill, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, Oct 1842, 57, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Clerk Superior Court
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1844, 56, Md 34 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Nathan F. Culpepper, Son, M, Sep 1867, 32, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Lawyer
    Wilbur C. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1875, 24, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1878, 22, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1881, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, May 1885, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 76, Page 13B, Lines 52-55, LaGrange St, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, Head, M, 67, md1-33 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Superior Court Clerk
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 65, md1-33 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 30, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Nettie P. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 26, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Page 1B, Lines 88-90, Greenville, Meriwether Co., GA
    Sim F. Culpepper, Head, M, 76, md, GA/NC/GA, Farm General Mgr
    Ellen C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 75, md, GA/GA/GA
    Mary Lou Culpepper, Daughter, F, 40, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  9. 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. S. F. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1929 in Meriwether Co., GA.

Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper

F, b. 7 July 1845, d. 2 September 1928
FatherGeorge Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA b. 6 Dec 1808, d. 20 Dec 1901
MotherPerlina Perdue b. 27 Jun 1812, d. 21 Jul 1882
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited26 Sep 2004
     She was also known as Sallie.1 Sarah was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 7 July 1845. She was the daughter of George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA and Perlina Perdue. Sarah listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 Sarah listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 As of 13 December 1866, her married name was Sewell.1 She married John Asbury Sewell at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 13 December 1866 at age 21.1 She was photographed circa 1885 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas.4
John Asbury & Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell
She was photographed circa 1896 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas,
Seated: John Asbury Sewell and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell; standing (left to right): Walter Duke Sewell, John Henry Sewell, Perlina Elizabeth Sewell, Noah Franklin Sewell, and Alvin Clement Sewell.4
John Asbury and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell family
She died at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, on 2 September 1928 at age 83. Her body was interred on 3 September 1928 at Fredonia Cemetery, Union Co., Arkansas.       She was known as "Sallie." George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his daughter in his Bible: "Sarah Elizabeth was born Monday 12 o'clock July 7th 1845." Her baptism was also recorded: "Sara Elizabeth was Baptized - November 27, 1846 by John P? Dicenson." The final record is of her marriage: "Sarah E. Culpepper and John A. Sewell was married Dec. 15, 1866." The following death notice is from an unknown source: MRS. SEWELL DIES, AGED 83 Well Known Schuler Pioneer Buried at Fredonia Cemetery Monday Mrs. Sallie E. Sewell, aged 83, well known in the Schuler community 15 miles west of here, died at her home at midnight Saturday after an extended illness. Mrs. Sewell was a pioneer resident of the Schuler district, having made her home there for the last 49 years. The Sewell family is prominent in the history of this county and the state. Mrs. Sewell was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held in her home [read church] at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning, with the Rev. G. L. Cagle of Wesson, in charge. Burial services were in Fredonia cemetery, near her old home. Rumph mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements. Survivors are: Noah F. Culpepper, Atlanta, Ga; S. F. Culpepper, Greenville, Ga; seven sons, G. P., W. D., J. A., J. H., N. F., and A. C. Sewell, all of El Dorado, and E. K. Sewell, of Lepanto, Ark. Reunion for descendants of Samuel Sewell, MD, d. 1789 Enochville, N.C., children scattered

Planning for August 1-3, 2008. We are looking for a place in Franklin County, Ga. near John N. Sewell's farm - Lavonia area.

If you would like to be involved with this reunion, please contact Wayne Sewell, 584 Willow Way E, Alexander City, AL 35010 e-mail address or Rebecca Sewell Homan.5

Family

John Asbury Sewell b. 26 Aug 1842, d. 11 Jul 1923
Children

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Sallie E. Culpepper and John A. Sewell on 13 Dec 1866 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  3. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  4. Correspondence from Paula Sewell Reynolds (Mrs. R. M. Reynolds) to Lew Griffin.
  5. E-mail written Feb 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Rebecca Sewell Homan, e-mail address.

John Asbury Sewell

M, b. 26 August 1842, d. 11 July 1923
FatherJohn Pierce Sewell b. 20 Dec 1810, d. 21 Nov 1876
MotherLouisa Elizabeth Wideman b. 28 Oct 1820, d. 10 Jan 1897
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited26 Sep 2004
     John was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 26 August 1842. He was the son of John Pierce Sewell and Louisa Elizabeth Wideman. He married Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 13 December 1866 at age 24.1 He appeared as a husband in a family photograph circa 1885 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas.2
John Asbury & Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell
He appeared as a husband in a family photograph circa 1896 at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas,
Seated: John Asbury Sewell and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell; standing (left to right): Walter Duke Sewell, John Henry Sewell, Perlina Elizabeth Sewell, Noah Franklin Sewell, and Alvin Clement Sewell.2
John Asbury and Sarah Elizabeth (Culpepper) Sewell family
He died at Shuler, Union Co., Arkansas, on 11 July 1923 at age 80. He was known as "Berry." A granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth Sewell Primm wrote, 24 Oct 1977: John A. & Sarah (Sallie) Elizabeth Culpepper Sewell moved to Shuler, Ark. in Union County , 1879. In 1885 he purchased 500 acres of land. They still lived at the homeplace at the time of their death."
According to "Biographical and Historical Memmoirs of Southern Arkansas," Goodspeed Publishing Co., p. 864-5: "John A. Sewell has been a resident of Union County, Ark., since 1879, and holds an enviable place among the agriculturists of this region. He was born in Meriwether County, GA., August 26, 1842, being the third of nine children born to John P. and Elizabeth L. (Wideman) Sewell, the former a Georgian, and the latter a native of South Carolina. They were married in the former State in January, 1837, and there settled permanently, the father being a Whig in politics before the war and a Democrat afterward, but was never an active politician. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for many years and he was in full communion with the same at the time of his death in 1878, at the age of 66 years. His widow still survives him and resides in Georgia. In this state John A. Sewell was reared, his early education being obtained in the common schools. He began doing for himself in 1861, and the same year enlisted in Company B, Second Georgia Regiment, as a private, and was discharged on account of sickness. Upon recovering his health, he enlisted in Company B, First Georgia Cavalry and served with the same until the close of the war, participating in the following battles: Richmond, Danville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and was wounded at a skirmish at Mossy Creek in East Tennessee, in the left shoulder, neck and jaw, very seriously, but at present it does not trouble him to any great extent. He was with Johnston's command in North Carolina at the time of the surrender, but he afterward returned to his home in Georgia, and again began the peaceful pursuit of farming. He was married in 1866 to Miss Sallie E. Culpepper, a native of Meriwether County, Ga., her parents being George W. and Perlina (Perdeu) Culpepper, who were old settlers of Georgia. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for many years, and she was in full communion with the same at the time of her death in 1882, at the age of seventy years. He still survives her, and resides in Georgia. After the marriage of Mr. Sewell, he and his wife resided in Georgia until 1879, then moved to Union County, Ark., and in 1885 purchased the farm of 500 acres on which he now resides. He has ninety acres under cultivation, the average yield being a half bale of cotton and fifteen bushels of corn to the acre. Nine children have been born to himself and wife, eight being now alive: George P., Emett K., Walter D., James A., John H., Noah F., Perlina E., and Alvin C. George P. was married in 1889 to Miss Lena G. Bird, a resident of this county. He is a Democrat, is president of the Democratic Club, located at Shuler, and in 1884 was elected to the position of magistrate, a position he filled for two terms in Garner Township. He is also a school director, a position to which he was elected in 1887, and he and his wife and five eldest children are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper b. 7 Jul 1845, d. 2 Sep 1928
Children

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Sallie E. Culpepper and John A. Sewell on 13 Dec 1866 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. Correspondence from Paula Sewell Reynolds (Mrs. R. M. Reynolds) to Lew Griffin.

Thomas Joel Culpepper

M, b. 5 June 1847, d. 20 September 1920
FatherGeorge Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA b. 6 Dec 1808, d. 20 Dec 1901
MotherPerlina Perdue b. 27 Jun 1812, d. 21 Jul 1882
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited7 Oct 2010
     Thomas has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. Thomas was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 5 June 1847. He was the son of George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA and Perlina Perdue. Thomas listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 Thomas listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 He served in the War Between the States between 1864 and 1865

     Private, Co. A, 2nd Georgia Cavalry. Thomas listed as a household member on the 1870 Census at Henderson, Rusk Co., Texas.3 He married Issorah Lola Boyd at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 31 March 1874 at age 26.4 Thomas was listed as a son in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Livingston, Cullman Co., Alabama.6 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Crane Hill, Cullman Co., Alabama.7 Thomas was listed as a father-in-law in Homer Lionel Burch's household on the 1920 Census at Sarasota, Manatee Co., Florida.8 He died at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, on 20 September 1920 at age 73.9 His body was interred circa 22 September 1920 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama. George W. Culpepper recorded his son's birth in his Bible: "Thomas Joel was born June 5th 11 o'clock 1847." A 3 year old "T. J. Culpepper" was noted with his parents in the 1850 census of Meriwether Co., GA and this is where he is presumed to have been born. George W. Culpepper also recorded his son's baptism in his Bible: "Thomas Joel was Baptized April 27, 1848 by W. A. Florence." In the 1860 Lutherville P. O. District (Luthersville?), Meriwether Co., GA a 13 year old "Joel" was noted living with his parents.
     Although very young at the time the Civil War began, according to a Cullman Co., AL Confederate Pension application, Thomas Joel Culpepper enlisted in Griffin Georgia and served as a Private in Co. A, 2nd Cav. (State Guards) C.S.A. Thomas Joel Culpepper has not been found in the 1870 census records of Georgia or Alabama. He was not listed in his father's household and he has not been found boarding elsewhere.
     George W. Culpepper recorded his son's marriage in his Bible: "Thos. J. Culpepper and Miss Lola Boyd were married March the 31st, 1874." "Joel Culpepper" was listed in the 1880 census of Meriwether Co., GA with his wife and two young children. They were living with Joel's parents, George Washington and Perlina (Perdue) Culpepper. Thomas J. Culpepper and his wife were noted in the 1900 and 1910 census of Cullman Co., AL.
     The following is from p. 171 of the History of Alabama entry for Thomas Jefferson Culpepper's son, Rufus A. Culpepper: His [Rufus A. Culpepper's] father, Thomas J. Culpepper, was born in the same county [Meriwether], June 5, 1847, was reared and married there, and throughout his active career followed the vocation of farmer. In 1892 he moved to Cullman County, Alabama, and was one of the solid men of agriculture in that county until September 20, 1920. He was a democrat and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and served the last two years of the Civil War as a Confederate soldier. His wife, Lola Boyd, was born in Merriweather [read Meriwether] County December 3, 1852, and now resides at Cullman. They had a family of seven children: James William was a physician and surgeon and died at Cullman at the age of thirty nine; Lena Mae, married Dr. William H. Price, a physician and surgeon, and both died at Cullman; Lillie is the wife of Clinton Tucker, of Sarasota, Florida; Doctor Rufus A; and Ellen is the wife of Homer Burch, an employee of Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railway Company at Fairfield, Alabama.
     In a 9 Dec 1977 letter, N. V. Culpepper, D.D.S. wrote that Thomas Joel Culpepper "came to Alabama in 1892 from Georgia and was a died-in-the-wool Fox Hunter and Democrat." The following is a summary of the Thomas Joel Culpepper family from the Confederate Pension applications of Cullman County, Alabama: THOMAS JOEL CULPEPPER b. (ca) 1847/48 d. 9-20-1920 Cullman, Alabama, Pvt., CO. A, 2nd, Cav. (State Guards) Georgia C.S.A. Enlisted Griffin, Georgia. Married Lola Boyd, Lutherville, Georgia 3-31-1874. She was born 12-3-1851 Warnerville, Georgia, Meriweather County, the daughter of Dr. W. H.Boyd, Meriweather County. In the Spring of 1865 to Fall 1866 in Meriweather, Georgia then moved to Grimes County, Texas for about ten months then to Bell County, Texas for six months and then to Rusk County, Texas for a little over four years then back to Meriweather, Georgia and stayed there until 1892 then settled in Cullman County, Alabama. Children: T. P. Culpepper, Sallie Culpepper, she married a Lamb [read Land], Lillian Culpepper, married a Tucker, R. Alvin [Alva] Culpepper, M.D., Ellen Culpepper married a Burch. He owned 166 acres of land in Cullman County, Alabama at time of application.
     A grandson, N. V. Culpepper, D.D.S. in a 9 Dec 1977 letter, described Thomas Joel Culpepper as "a died-in-the-wool Fox Hunter and Democrat."

Family

Issorah Lola Boyd b. 3 Dec 1851, d. 9 Apr 1937
Children

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  2. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 186, Pg 433, Prect 4 (29 Aug 1870), Henderson PO, Rusk Co., TX
    The preceding Sheet/Pg 185 is missing in Ancestry.com and genealogy.com sites and we cannot identify other family members.
    Isabella Phillips, 21, F, GA
    Joel W. Phillips, 19, M, GA, Farmer
    Erwin L. Phillips, 15, M, TX
    Joel Culpepper, 23, M, GA, Farmer.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Thomas J. Culpepper and Lola Boyd on 31 Mar 1874 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 262, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 72, SC, Farming, GA/SC/SC
    Perlina Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 67, Keeping House, GA/France/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Son, M, Md, 30, Working On Farm, GA/SC/GA (ID: 32444)
    Lola Culpepper, Dau-in-Law, F, Md, 27, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, GSon, M, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Lola Culpepper, GDau, F, S, 7M, --- , GA/GA/GA
    John Chisohn, Other, M, S, 30, Store Keeper, AL/AL/GA
    Lea Bohanan, Other, F, S, B, 50, Cooking, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 56, Page 12A, Lines 10-17, Livingston, Cullman Co., AL (18 Jun 1900)
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Jun 1847, 52, md-26yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Issorah L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Dec 1851, 48, md-26yrs, ch 10/7, GA/GA/GA
    James W. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Aug 1876, 23, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm laborer
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Oct 1882, 17, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm laborer
    Sallie J. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Aug 1884, 15, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lillie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Aug 1886, 13, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Rufus A. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Dec 1888, 11, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ferbia E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Jun 1891, 8, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27, Page 16A, Lines 24-27, Crane Hill, Cullman Co., AL (4 May 1910)
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 63, md1-37yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Isora L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 58, md1-37yrs, ch 10/7, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 29, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ellen Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 10A, ED: 124, Image: 382 (8 Jan 1920), 408 8th St., Sarasota, Manatee Co., FL
    Hooker A. Burch, HH, M, W, 28, M, AL/AL/AL, Truck driver
    Ella (Culpepper) Burch, Wife, W, 27, M, GA/GA/GA
    Gerald Burch, Son, M, W, 16, S, AL/AL/GA
    Ruth Burch, Dau, F, W, 4, S, AL/AL/GA
    Carrace Burch, Son, M, W, 1, S, AL/AL/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, W, 73, M, GA/GA/GA
    Lola Culpepper, Mother-in-law, F, W, 68, M, GA/GA/GA.
  9. 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
    Thomas Joel Culpepper died 20 Sep 1920 in Cullman Co., Alabama.

Issorah Lola Boyd1,2

F, b. 3 December 1851, d. 9 April 1937
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited13 Dec 2005
     Issorah was born at Warnerville, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 3 December 1851.3 She married Thomas Joel Culpepper at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 31 March 1874 at age 22.1 As of 31 March 1874, her married name was Culpepper.1 Issorah was listed as a daughter-in-law in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.4 Issorah was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Livingston, Cullman Co., Alabama.2 Issorah was listed as Thomas Joel Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Crane Hill, Cullman Co., Alabama.5 Issorah was listed as a mother-in-law in Homer Lionel Burch's household on the 1920 Census at Sarasota, Manatee Co., Florida.6 Issorah was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.7 She died at Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 9 April 1937 at age 85.3,8 Her body was interred circa 11 April 1937 at Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.3 Thomas Joel Culpepper's wife was listed as "Lola" in the 1880 census as "Issorah L." in the 1900 census. N. V. Culpepper, D.D.S., wrote 9 Dec 1977: [Thomas Joel Culpepper] was married to Lola Boyd whose mother was a Wilson and was distantly related to former President Wilson, I was told. Her father was a surgeon during the War Between the States and died when I was quite young. He is buried in Rome, Ga. Grandmother Culpepper was quite young when her mother died and she was reared by her uncle Dr. Jim Taylor. When he died, among his papers there was some correspondence relating to some points of Masonic Law, with the King of England, the present Queen's grandfather."

Family

Thomas Joel Culpepper b. 5 Jun 1847, d. 20 Sep 1920
Children

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Thomas J. Culpepper and Lola Boyd on 31 Mar 1874 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 56, Page 12A, Lines 10-17, Livingston, Cullman Co., AL (18 Jun 1900)
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Jun 1847, 52, md-26yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Issorah L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Dec 1851, 48, md-26yrs, ch 10/7, GA/GA/GA
    James W. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Aug 1876, 23, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm laborer
    Thomas P. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Oct 1882, 17, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm laborer
    Sallie J. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Aug 1884, 15, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lillie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Aug 1886, 13, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Rufus A. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Dec 1888, 11, sng, GA/GA/GA
    Ferbia E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, Jun 1891, 8, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. Anna Cochran Gregath, compiler, Cullman County Churches and Cemeteries, Cullman, Alabama: Cullman County Commission, 198_, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.173 K2c.
    Vol 1, page 183:
    Cullman City Cemetery, Corner of 9th Street and West Main, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.
    + Lola (Boyd) Culpepper, 3 Dec 1851 - 9 Apr 1937.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 202B (33), Family 262, Luthersville, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 72, SC, Farming, GA/SC/SC
    Perlina Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 67, Keeping House, GA/France/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Son, M, Md, 30, Working On Farm, GA/SC/GA (ID: 32444)
    Lola Culpepper, Dau-in-Law, F, Md, 27, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    James Culpepper, GSon, M, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Lola Culpepper, GDau, F, S, 7M, --- , GA/GA/GA
    John Chisohn, Other, M, S, 30, Store Keeper, AL/AL/GA
    Lea Bohanan, Other, F, S, B, 50, Cooking, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27, Page 16A, Lines 24-27, Crane Hill, Cullman Co., AL (4 May 1910)
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 63, md1-37yrs, GA/SC/SC, Farmer
    Isora L. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 58, md1-37yrs, ch 10/7, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 29, sng, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Ellen Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 10A, ED: 124, Image: 382 (8 Jan 1920), 408 8th St., Sarasota, Manatee Co., FL
    Hooker A. Burch, HH, M, W, 28, M, AL/AL/AL, Truck driver
    Ella (Culpepper) Burch, Wife, W, 27, M, GA/GA/GA
    Gerald Burch, Son, M, W, 16, S, AL/AL/GA
    Ruth Burch, Dau, F, W, 4, S, AL/AL/GA
    Carrace Burch, Son, M, W, 1, S, AL/AL/GA
    Joel Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, W, 73, M, GA/GA/GA
    Lola Culpepper, Mother-in-law, F, W, 68, M, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 1, Page 12B, Line 67, 1109 4th St W, Cullman, Cullman Co., AL (8 Apr 1930)
    Home=$4500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    Lola Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 78, wid, GA/GA/GA.
  8. 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
    Kate R. Culpepper died Feb 1937 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

Permelia Florence Culpepper

F, b. 15 June 1849, d. 9 March 1923
FatherGeorge Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA b. 6 Dec 1808, d. 20 Dec 1901
MotherPerlina Perdue b. 27 Jun 1812, d. 21 Jul 1882
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited6 Sep 2004
     Permelia was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 15 June 1849. She was the daughter of George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA and Perlina Perdue. Permelia listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 Permelia listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 Permelia listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 As of 18 December 1872, her married name was Brazell.4 She married Henry Davis Brazell at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 18 December 1872 at age 23.4 She died at Hogansville, Troup Co., Georgia, on 9 March 1923 at age 73. Her body was interred say 11 March 1923 at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Hogansville, Troup Co., Georgia. George W. Culpepper recorded his daughter's birth in his Bible: "Permelia Florence was Born June 15th 11 o'clock 1849." Then followed the record of her baptism: "Permelia Florence was Baptized July 1849 By W. A Florence." The final record is of her marriage: "Permelia Florence Culpepper and Henry D. Braswell [read Brazell] were married Dec. 18, 1873." A granddaughter of Permelia Culpepper Brazell, Mrs. Florence Trimble Jones, wrote 29 May 1978 that her family records show that the marriage took place 8 Dec 1873.

Family

Henry Davis Brazell b. 16 Feb 1845, d. 20 Nov 1916
Children

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  2. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 344B, Family 548, Greenville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 62, M, Farmer, $200/$500, GA
    Lena Culpepper, 58, F, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 21, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 18, M, GA.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Florence Culpepper and Henry Brazwell on 18 Dec 1872 in Meriwether Co., GA.

Henry Davis Brazell

M, b. 16 February 1845, d. 20 November 1916
FatherHenry D. Brazell b. c 1815, d. b 1860
MotherSusan H. Heath b. c 1815
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited15 May 2002
     Henry was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 February 1845. He was the son of Henry D. Brazell and Susan H. Heath. He married Permelia Florence Culpepper at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 18 December 1872 at age 27.1 He married Elizabeth Catherine Humphries. He died at Hogansville, Troup Co., Georgia, on 20 November 1916 at age 71. His body was interred say 22 November 1916 at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Hogansville, Troup Co., Georgia. The following article about the Henry Brazell house appears to be from a Hogansville, GA publication, possibly a paper called the Herald: Stroll Through the "Promised Land" by Pam Smrekar "Just look around this place that man was a genius in his inventiveness. Look at the homemade siding he made from old coca-cola type tin signs. You can see the logo names still coming through the paint--and over here, these are shingles made from old oil drums." These words of pride were spoken by Bob Boyd, present owner of the old Brazell-Trimble house in Hogansville and recently retired from Bo-Max Manufacturing Co. He and his wife Patti spoke of Hugh Brazell former occupant of their home in a recent walking tour around the vast premises. Even the lids were used as decorator shingles over here--and the drums were cut apart and flattened here, Bob Boyd said going on. I'm using these poured forms as a walkway. The man was a collector. He collected shiny rocks and bits of fool's gold and then poured them into a form and used them as edging around the buildings. These are cobblestone pieces of pavement he retrieved somewhere downtown and I incorporated them into my driveway. And outback is Hugh Brazell's name as the inscriber and the sunken hand prints and name of his niece, Lina E. Jones 1928 carved into the cement. When I redid the patio outback, I incorporated it into the pattern. We've tried to redo the house as authentically as we possibly could, said Boyd. "Mrs. Jones asked me to return the hand print block, but it seems like it's part of the place and dates our house," added Mrs. Boyd. Her daughter was thrilled when she saw it built into the patio. And when the elderly Mrs. Jones came visiting last year, she looked at the place and said, "Now I can die in peace." Mrs. Boyd said she knew how she felt. "We sold our 100 acre antebellum farm stead last year and I made myself sick worrying how the new owners would take care of it." The old original smoke house is now my office. And outback is the little one-car garage which held the Trimble's first car, a Paige, purchased in 1914 or 15. "But as you can see, our old Cadillac doesn't quite fit unto the parking slot," added Mr. Boyd laughing. Hugh Brazell or Uncle Hubie as Mrs. Jones referred to him on several visits to the Boyd's present home, was well known as a collector of relics. There used to be several old gristmills decorating the place, but now only two remain. In his time, many who could not foresee the value of his treasure, might have thought the man odd. But his obsession with collecting has made Hogansville's oldest home really unique with its dated treasures. We call our new place "the promised land". I just couldn't call it the "Home Place" like the Brazell's did. I tried, but I just couldn't--it wouldn't have been mine. For the Boyd's who bought the house in October, 1978, it truly has become the Promised Land. After over two years of renovation, the place is almost as it was with the addition of the modern conveniences. According to a 1960 news story in the Herald, the home was originally built 113 years ago by Judge Benjamin H. Bigham of LaGrange. He and his wife, Mary Jane Harris Bigham, lived in the house until 1876 when they moved back to LaGrange. Judge Bigham was a former Hogansville businessman, State Legislator and Judge of the Superior Court for 11 years. On January 19, 1875, the home was sold to William E. Glanton, civil war veteran and businessman. His family lived in the home several years before they moved to Rome, Ga. Next, Lane and "Makers of Harness", a firm operated by Hiram Brewer Lane and Robert C. Russell bought the home. Mr. and Mrs. Russell lived in the home until Mr. Russell's death in 1897. Henry D. Brazell and his wife, the former, Permelia Florence Culpepper bought the home in 1898 and the Brazell's and their descendants occupied the house for 79 years. It was Henry Brazell who tore down the original small front porch and enlarged it across the spread of the whole house. Handcut palings decorated the porch railings. The Boyd's have since had these heart pine decorator pieces stripped and moved to the enlarged back porch. It was during this same period of remodeling that the Brazell's added a room, and a back porch. The unique decorated gable overlooking the 94-inch front center window was also added by the Brazell's. The Boyd's refer to the design of the house as definitely Southern Country but the gable gives it just a touch of victorian. Brazell was a leading farmer in the area. And Boyd estimates that the 12 and one half acre homestead sitting on Brazell Street, named for the family, once was over 200 acres. Mrs. Grover C. Jones of Macon, daughter of Lina Brazell Trimble writes: "on the 'Home Place' many things were grown. There was an orchard out back of the garage with apple, pear, and peach trees--also, I remember a plum tree. Back of and around the barn different crops were always growing. My grandfather was a great farmer. Cotton, corn, wheat, alfalfa, sweet potatoes, sugar cane, watermelon, tomatoes, etc. And there was a pasture for the cattle in the lower section on a small branch." The original Home Place included about 15 to 20 Negro houses all the way on the left and back of Brazell Street to the top of the hill. Later when the present property holders on the street bought land, these were torn down. Many of the foundations still stand, however, Boyd adds. Just after WWI to around 1952, Hugh Brazell, son of Henry Brazell and Uncle to Mrs. Jones, operated a nursery on the property. He grew and sold shrubbery, he kept his supplies in back of the garage in the workshop decorated with tin coca-cola signs. The Boyd's are using these refurbished buildings to refinish some of their antique pieces and store supplies. The Home Place was deeded to both Hugh and Mrs. W.A. Lina Brazell Trimble, but Hugh lived most of his life in a fine log cabin across the street from the Home Place. The home is still owned by Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Jones was born in the Home Place by accident while her mother, Lina Trimble, was visiting her mother, Mrs. Henry Brazell. She had planned to stop for a short visit, and ended staying much longer after the unexpected birth of the baby. Another story Mrs. Jones tells about her farmer grandfather is how he used to bathe. The original well of the house is still under the house. Before the porch was enclosed to make another room, grandfather used to come in from the fields and stand on the side of the porch. The children would pull up buckets of water from the well and pour them over his head--(Perhaps if authenticated, this might have been one of the first showers invented in Hogansville.) Clifford L. Smith's History of Troup County talks about several Trimbles in Hogansville's development. He mentions a fertilizer company, a school teacher, a brick company and a large quarry. He said that in its heyday Hogansville was one of the best cotton producers in western Georgia and that it also had a substantial railroad shipping business. Boyd connects the brick company and the Hasting Seed and Feed Company with the Brazell-Trimble family. The house still contains the "pit" or rootcellar under the front porch where the garden vegetables and canning were kept. In fact, Boyd says, the only thing new about the house is the security lock on the door. Everything else has been stripped and polished and looks as much like the old house as possible. When we first bought the house, "Nobody in their right mind would have wanted it. It was all falling apart and run down. When Bob asked me to go look at it, I said you have to be crazy. But I did, and I fell in love with it at first sight. In fact it had the exact same floor plan as our Greek Revival farmhouse in Tennessee." It has taken J. H. Rice and son contractors and a lot of our own elbow grease (nearly 2 1/2 years) to get it in shape. Almost every board was salvageable, they only had to replace one rotten board in the whole house. There wasn't a nail in the original foundation. The house was put together with wooden pegs. Even the shutters are original. Outside there is another added feature that wasn't there though--a large swimming pool including slide to entertain the Boyd's four grandchildren, aged 13 to 20. And if any of the Boyd's love of their "Promised Land" rubs off, someday maybe one of these children will be writing their grandchildren about how their grandparents turned the Home Place into their families own Promised Land.

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Permelia Florence Culpepper b. 15 Jun 1849, d. 9 Mar 1923
Children

Citations

  1. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Florence Culpepper and Henry Brazwell on 18 Dec 1872 in Meriwether Co., GA.

George Green Culpepper

M, b. 1 July 1852, d. 16 March 1928
FatherGeorge Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA b. 6 Dec 1808, d. 20 Dec 1901
MotherPerlina Perdue b. 27 Jun 1812, d. 21 Jul 1882
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited2 Apr 2010
     The family branch headed by George Green Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. George was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 1 July 1852.1 He was the son of George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA and Perlina Perdue. George listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 George listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 He married Catherine E. Albright at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 December 1875 at age 23.4 He married Miranda Waggoner at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 21 November 1877 at age 25. George was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 He married Hattie Grace Herring at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 22 December 1891 at age 39.6,7 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.6 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 He was photographed say 1920 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
three friends, left to right: George Green Culpepper, Weyman Prickett,
a friend of Wilbur Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper. Note: George is
wearing a black felt Friend's hat -- "straw lid" (so-called). Wilbur's
hat is a Panama.9
Three friends
George was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10 He died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 March 1928 at age 75.1 His body was interred circa 18 March 1928 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his son in his Bible: "George Green was born 3 o'clock morning July 1st 1852." This was followed by the record of his baptism: "George Green Culpepper was baptized by F. W. Baggarly Sep - 1852." The final record is of his marriage: "George Greene Culpepper & Catherine Allbright was married Dec. 16, 1875."
      According to "History of Lone Oak," which was compiled by S. F. Culpepper, Wilbur C. Culpepper, and Mrs. Nellie Culpepper Phillips, when the town of Lone Oak was incorporated in 1901, George Green Culpepper was the first mayor. The following description of the town was given: The country in and around Lone Oak is dotted with numerous small streams, lovely woodlands and cool, bubbling springs.... They have a very good school, usually employing two teachers. There are two general supply stores, a cotton gin, and a blacksmith shop. Old "Prospect" Church is still used as a place of worship. They also have an active Masonic Lodge.
      Another description of Lone Oak appeared in the Meriwether Vindicator PROGRESS EDITION 1981 Lone Oak... A Prosperous Rural Community Of 135 Lone Oak is situated in the northwest corner of Meriwether County. The community was established in the 18th century when Daniel Webster Fling received a land grant. The community was first named Fling's Crossroads, later, Graball and in 1901 the town was incorporated as Lone Oak. At that time the first mayor and council were elected. Throughout the years the town has continued to have an active mayor and council. A two teacher school was established in 1870 in the name of Lone Oak Academy. This was discontinued in 1946 when Lone Oak School was consolidated with Luthersville. The old school building was renovated in 1952 and the Lone Oak Community Club was established. At the present time, the Club is still active with monthly supper meetings. Allen Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, established in 1844 as Old Prospect and the St. Paul C.M.E. Church serve the community. The town is proud of its Community Water System and has an active Civil Defense Unit. Lone Oak is considered a very progressive rural community with a population of approximately 135 citizens.
The following is from a 7 Jun 1997 letter from Mrs. Wayne (Rosalind Johnson) Edmondson: We lived in the George Green Culpepper house from 1946 until 1954 which was across the road from Uncle Homer and Aunt Dora.... A funny story about George Green that mother use to tell was that he brought home one day from a stroll on the property, what he thought was an unusual pole cat that didn't have a bad smell. Mother and Grandmother Grace were horrified to discover that George had lost his sense of smell. They scrubbed him down with strong soap for a long time and had to burn his clothes and shoes. I found the following article in the 15 February, 1907 Meriwether Vindicator: MR. G. G. CULPEPPER CHARMED The f oll owing from the Lone Oak correspondent of the Hogansville News tells of the presentation of a beautiful watch charm to a most worthy gentleman and Mason: Mr. G.G. Culpepper was complimented last Saturday night by the presentation of a very beautiful watch fob and charm by the Masonic Lodge in this place, in token of appreciation of service rendered. The gift was presented by Mr. J.L. Prickett in an eloquent little speech. Mr. Culpepper was so overcome by surprise and his appreciation of the honor that his speech of acceptance was exceedingly brief. From all that I have ever heard, George was a very modest and kind person. He and my grandmother Grace Herring were excellent farmers and gardeners. George built a flower pit for Grace on the south side of the house which was still there when we moved from the place in 1954. It was about 8 feet square and about 3 feet deep with a dirt shelf around the sides on which to set flower pots. The walls were of rock and it had a partial tin roof with the center roof being a glass window sky light. I can remember my grandmother taking a bucket of water from the well and standing in the door of the pit with a dipper strewing water in on the plants. At that time she was too feeble to actually climb down into the pit. Margaret and Eleanor talk about the fruits and vegetables that she grew that no one else had. She grew a lemon tree from seed that bore lemons, rather unusual for this area of the country.
      George Green Culpepper's death notice is from an unknown source: Mr. G. G. Culpepper Dead Mr. George G. Culeppper, one of the best citizens in the county, died Saturday at his Lone Oak home. He was a brother of Mr. S. F. Culpepper, of this city, and a man of high character. His life was clean and useful. He was foremost for the right and the progress of his community and country. He was one of the best farmers in Meriwether. He was a member of the Methodist church and accepted Christ with the faith that never wavered. He gave himself freely in the service of others and his godly life was a blessing to his family and community. He was a man of rugged honesty, firm in his convictions, loyal in his actions and accomplished much that will live and bless those whom he touched. The life of this man will [be known] on and on through time and eternity for honor and righteousness. His death has caused a loss that is irreparable and a pall of sorrow among a large circle of relatives and friends. He is survived by his wife and young daughter. His body was interred at Lone Oak [now the Allen-Lee Memorial Church cemetery]. His soul has gone to heaven.

Family 1

Catherine E. Albright b. 29 Nov 1856, d. 26 Oct 1876

Family 2

Miranda Waggoner b. 31 Aug 1851, d. 27 Apr 1888

Family 3

Hattie Grace Herring b. 2 Jun 1865, d. 28 Feb 1946
Child

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George G. Culpepper, 1 Jul 1852 – 16 Mar 1928.
  2. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 344B, Family 548, Greenville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 62, M, Farmer, $200/$500, GA
    Lena Culpepper, 58, F, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 21, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 18, M, GA.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    George G. Culpepper and C. E. Allbright on 16 Dec 1875 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED81, Page 205C (38), Family 31, District 809, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 28, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Miranda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 28, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Ben Hopson, Other, M, S, 22, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Other, M, S, 12, Laborer, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 330B (23), Family 446, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George G. Culpepper, Head, M, Jul 1852, 47, md 9 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Landlord
    Grace Culpepper, Wife, F, Jun 1866, 34, md 9 yrs, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA
    James S. Herring, Father-in-law, M, Jan 1831, 69, md 42 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Louise D. Herring, Mother-in-law, F, Jan 1838, 62, md 42 yrs, ch 8/7, GA/CT/CT.
  7. Meriwether County Court of the Ordinary, Meriwether Co., GA Marriages, 1886-1902, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1963, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film # 327,665.
    G. G. Culpepper and Miss G. H. Herring on 22 Dec 1891 in Meriwether Co., GA, Book F-439.
  8. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 1A, Lines 1-4, Greenville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Head, M, 37, md3-18 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Grace Culpepper, Wife, F, --, md1, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Herring, Sister-in-law, F, 37, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  9. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  10. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 19-21, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George G. Culpepper, Head, M, 57, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Grace H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, sng, GA/GA/GA.