Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper

F, (29 July 1846 - 24 January 1932)
FatherJames Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
MotherLucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*29 July 1846 Susan was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 29 July 1846.1 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 John, Susan and Lucinda listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.2 
(Witness) Relocation15 January 1852 Taylor County was formed 15 Jan 1852 from Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. The James Culpepper family was apparently in that part of Talbot that became Taylor. 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*circa 1865 She married Hannibal B. Watson circa 1865.4 
Married Namecirca 1865  As of circa 1865, her married name was Watson. 
Census*1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Cedar Creek, Taylor Co., Georgia, in 1880. 
Marriage*14 December 1892 She married Hamilton Henry Hill at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 14 December 1892 at age 46.5 
Married Name14 December 1892  As of 14 December 1892, her married name was Hill. 
(Mother) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Susan was listed as a mother in Richard Lamar Watson's household on the 1920 Census at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida.6 
(Mother) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Susan was listed as a mother in Richard Lamar Watson's household on the 1930 Census at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida.7 
Death*24 January 1932 She died at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida, on 24 January 1932 at age 85. 
Burial*circa 26 January 1932 Her body was interred circa 26 January 1932 at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida.1 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: SUSAN FITZPATRICK CULPEPPER On July 29, 1846, Susan Fitzpatrick was born to my father and mother in Talbot County, Georgia. when she was 18 years old she ran away from home and married a man named Hannibal Watson. He was a drunkard and a generally undesirable man; and my father objected to him on such grounds. To my sister and her husband were born two sons - Richard Lamar Watson and John Francis Watson. These two were living, a few months ago, near Tampa, Florida. Mr. Watson died in February 1887, and is buried at old Bethel Church, in Taylor County, Georgia. After several years my sister married again - a man named Hamilton Hill. He had been married three times before and he was my sister's second husband. He was also a drinking man. My sister, Susan, lived to be 84 years old. She is buried at River View, near Tampa, Florida. Neither one of her sons ever married; although one, of them it was reported, became the father of a son whose mother's name was Hudson. The other son, owing to a severe case of whooping cough in infancy, became almost totally blind and is so now. These boys were true to each-other, and are yet. This disposes of the history of the first-born of my father and mother - Susan Fitzpatrick. At this time she has been dead about ten years. She was a good woman. She lived and died a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

Family 1

Hannibal B. Watson (circa 1840 - 19 February 1888)
Children

Family 2

Hamilton Henry Hill (14 February 1842 - 9 March 1918)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited13 July 2003

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 262A-B, 16th District, Talbot Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Susan Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  4. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3 'when she was 18 years old.'
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3 Susan's first husband died in 1887.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 11B, ED: 87, Image: 817 (16 Jan 1920), Riverview, Hillsborough Co., FL
    Richard L. Watson, HH, M, W, 53, Wd, GA/GA/GA/Farmer
    John F. Watson, Bro, M, W, 51, S, GA/GA/GA
    Susan T. Hill, Mother, F, W, 73, Wd, GA/GA/GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, Uncle, M, W, 65, Wd, GA/GA/GA/Carpenter-Retired.
  7. 1930 Hillsborough Co., FL census, precinct 46, Riverview, taken April 7, 1930, ED 29-127, Sheet 3A.
    Bloomingdale Rd.
    HH 57/60 Watson, Richard L. Head owns M W 63 S GA GA GA Farmer
    , John F. Brother M W 60 S GA GA GA Farm laborer
    Hill, Susan F. Mother F W 73 Wd GA AL AL none.

Hannibal B. Watson1

M, (circa 1840 - 19 February 1888)
FatherWilliam Watson (b 1811 - )
MotherCelia O'Neal (b 1815 - )
Birth*circa 1840 Hannibal was born at Georgia circa 1840. 
Marriage*circa 1865 He married Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper circa 1865.2 
Census*1880 A census listed Hannibal as head of household at Cedar Creek, Taylor Co., Georgia, in 1880. 
Death*19 February 1888 He died at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 19 February 1888.3,4 
Burial* His body was interred at Bethel Church Cemetery, Taylor Co., Georgia.5 
Biography* Rev. John Butler Culpepper wrote that Hannibal Watson was "a well to-do farmer of Southern Georgia. He took to strong drink early in life, at first seemed not to keep him from making money, but it finally not only reduced his wealth but took his life." 

Family

Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper (29 July 1846 - 24 January 1932)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited16 August 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2002-2004 to Warren Culpepper from Donna Wall, Gwinnett Co., GA, e-mail address.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3 'when she was 18 years old.'
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3, has Feb 1887.
  4. E-mail written 2002 forward to Lew Griffin from Harris Hill, e-mail address.
    From THE BUTLER HERALD, February 21, 1888
    Died at his home On Sunday last, Hannibal Watson, leaves large family.

  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3.

Hamilton Henry Hill1

M, (14 February 1842 - 9 March 1918)
FatherArchibald Hill (1803 - 1882)
MotherSamantha Barfield (1807 - b Oct 1866)
Name Variation He was also known as Hamp. 
Birth*14 February 1842 Hamilton was born on 14 February 1842.2 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865. 
Marriage*14 December 1892 He married Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 14 December 1892 at age 50.3 
Death*9 March 1918 He died at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 9 March 1918 at age 76. 
Burial*say 11 March 1918 His body was interred say 11 March 1918 at Prosperity Cemetery, Taylor Co., Georgia.1
Hamp Hill tombstone
Biography* From Hamp Hill's great grandson, Harris Hill, harrishill@starband.net, February 2002:
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Hamp Hill's parents were Archibald Hill and Samantha Barfield. They came from Robeson Co., N.C. to what is now Taylor Co., in about 1830 and settled on the south side of Cedar Creek. They had 11 children, 9 boys and 2 girls. Hamp was child number 6. He was born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1839. Samantha died between 1860 and 1866 and Archibald remarried to Catherine Barfield and had two more children. It is suspected that Samantha and Catherine were related, but it has never been proved.
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Hamp like each of his other 8 brothers served in the Confederate Army during the civil war. All of the brothers save one survived the war, although they were all wounded and had varying degrees of disability. Hamp was married a total of 5 times. All of his wives died of natural causes (for that day and time). Susan being the only one who outlived him. The wives were: Mary "Mollie" Murray, Mary Moulton, Melvina Thompson (my great grandmother), Camilla Floyd, and of course Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper Watson Hill. Two had been previously married, Mary Murray and Susan. Two died in childbirth or complications thereof: Melvina Thompson and Camila Floyd. In all Hamp had 15 children, Susan being the only wife who did not bear him a child. Both of Camilla Floyd's children died at birth or shortly after, as did twins born by Melvina Thompson.

Hamp and Susan were married December 14, 1892, moved to Thomas Co., sometime between 1893 and 1902 and were back in Taylor county in 1913. Hamp died March 9, 1918 at his farm in Taylor County of "apoplexy", which I believe was the term of the day for stroke. His obituary follows:
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The Butler Herald, Thursday March 14, 1918: (from the Taylor County Tracer) Mr. Hamp Hill of Cedar Creek is dead. The entire lower section of Taylor and upper Schley county was saddened Sunday by the announcement of the death of Mr. H.H. Hill, who with his aged and devoted companion lived on their farm five miles south of Rupert. He was stricken with apoplexy and died suddenly about eight o'clock Saturday night. He was seemingly in better health Saturday than was usual for him, having spent the day with one of his daughters nearby. The end came peacefully; it was said he passed as one falling asleep; not a movement, all quiet and serene. He had lived the life that broods no fear of death, it was merely the transaction of the kindly spirit back to the God who gave it.
Mr. Hill was in the 79th year of his age. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Susan Watson Hill, daughter of the late Dr. J. M. Culpepper, a well known citizen of the County and for many years a resident of Butler. He leaves also the following children: Mrs. J.M. White, Mrs. C.O. White, Mr. G.C. Hill of this county, A.J. Hill of Waycross, R.E. Hill of Ellaville; W.D. & J.E. Hill of Meigs. Mr. P.Z. Hill is a brother and Mrs. J.W. Brewer of this county is a sister of the deceased.
Having been married five times, four of Mr. Hill's wives preceded him to the grave. His first marriage was to a Miss Murray, second a Miss Moulton, third a Miss Thompson, fourth a Miss Floyd and fifth Mrs. Susan Watson who survives.
Interment was at Prosperity church and cemetery Sunday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by elder T.D. Roberts, pastor of the church. A large number of sorrowing friends and relatives of the deceased met to pay a last loving tribute.
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Harris Hill notes: The Mr. G.C. Hill mentioned in the obit was my grandfather, Augustus Cleveland Hill. 

Family

Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper (29 July 1846 - 24 January 1932)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited18 October 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2002 forward to Lew Griffin from Harris Hill, e-mail address.
  2. From Harris Hill, April 2002:

    The date of birth is a subject of debate amongst Hill researchers. There are three birthdates supported by census, enlistments and other public documents. All indicate Valentine's Day, February 14th as the day, but the year is uncertain. 1839, 1842, and 1843 all have support. However, if one studies the birthdates of other Hill siblings (if they are correct) then 1842 becomes the only logical choice.

    From Harris Hill,, April 2004:

    "Hamp" Hill's date of birth is hotly contested. I have personally seen 5 five differnt dates, each having about the same weight in supporting documentation. I personally believe that even he didn't know his own birthdate. My personal favorite birth date is Dec. 13, 1842. It is the date he gave on his army enlistment and service record and it appears on his affidavit for pension years later.
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3 Susan's first husband died in 1887.

John Butler Culpepper D.Div.

M, (1 August 1849 - 19 January 1937)
FatherJames Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
MotherLucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*1 August 1849 John was born at Centerville, Talbot Co., Georgia, on 1 August 1849. 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 John, Susan and Lucinda listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.1 
(Witness) Relocation15 January 1852 Taylor County was formed 15 Jan 1852 from Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. The James Culpepper family was apparently in that part of Talbot that became Taylor. 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.2 
(household member) 1870 Census1 June 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*25 December 1873 He married Melvina Harper at Waresboro, Ware Co., Georgia, on 25 December 1873 at age 24.4 
1880 Census*1 June 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Bibb Co., Georgia.5 
(minister) Marriage11 April 1888 He, as minister, married Carlotta Belle Harper and Rev. George Bright Culpepper at Centerary Church, Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 11 April 1888.6,7,8 
Photographed*say 1890 He was photographed say 1890 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.9
Rev. John Butler Culpepper
(Witness) Biography28 July 1894 He was present to celebrate the golden anniversary of James Marion Culpepper M.D. and Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel: (an unknown value.)10 
Photographedsay 1895 He was photographed say 1895
From Cindy Carson McClure, 13 Dec 2003: ....My grandmother, Eula Wood Carson, was born in Cleveland Bradley County, TN in 1869... moving to Columbus, MS in 1894..She died there in 1960....In her possession were lots of old pictures...one picture was of a REV. CULPEPPER.... When I positively identified this as a picture of John Butler Culpepper, Cindy was kind enough to send me the original, which I would be happy to pass along to an interested descendant of John Butler Culpepper.
The Rev. John Butler Culpepper
1900 Census*1 June 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri.11 
Miscellaneous*1909 John published ten or more books. One, entitled God's Wrecking Crew was published in 1909 and contains a sermon written by John to other church ministers. 
Photographedsay 1917 He was photographed say 1917.12
John Butler Culpepper with Marvin & Ross
1930 Census*1 April 1930 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia Co., Florida.13 
Death*19 January 1937 He died at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, on 19 January 1937 at age 87.14 
Burial*circa 21 January 1937 His body was interred circa 21 January 1937 at Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted:
     JOHN BUTLER CULPEPPER On August 1, 1849, a second child was born to my father and mother - a son - to whom was given the name of John Butler. This John Butler Culpepper lived to be 87 years old, was a Methodist preacher from 1870 until his death, which occurred at the home of his son, Oscar Burke Culpepper, in Memphis, Tennessee, January 19, 1937. On December 25, 1873, he married Melvina Harper in Waresboro, Ware County, Georgia. He was 24 and she was 17. This was my oldest brother. On July 29, 1875, was born a daughter and to her was given the name of Esther Altona.... My niece, Esther, died last year (1941) in Monroe, and is buried there. She was 67 years old. Her father, John Butler Culpepper, was carried to Monroe, Louisiana, and buried there. His wife, Melvina, who was always called Mellie, is also buried in Monroe beside her husband. She died in 1938 while her son, Burke, was holding a meeting at the Methodist Church in Hapeville [near Atlanta], Georgia.... At the annual conference in December of 1885, John Butler Culpepper was appointed Agent for the Methodist Orphans Home located at Macon, Georgia....
     The following is from "The History of Wilkes County, Georgia, by Robert M. Willingham Jr., Wilkes Publishing Company, 2002: Page 236 - 237: "One of the county's first tent revival meetings began in Washington during June 1893 under the sponsorship of the Methodist Church on the grounds of the Male Academy. Led by Rev. John Butler Culpepper of Macon in a tent seating six hundred, the services provided town dwellers, white and black, with emotional, enthusiastic camp-meeting style preaching. Song leader was R. F. Kilgore. Initially criticized by the religious establishment, Methodist pastor Rev. H. S. Bradley held firm in his support for Rev. Culpepper's ministry and the meetings were an unqualified success. Added to church membership rolls were 59 Methodists, 18 Baptists, three Presbyterians, and one Episcopalian. A temperance rally was held at the concluding Sunday service and a Women's Christian Temperance Union for Wilkes County was formed at this time. Special services for blacks were also preached by Rev. Culpepper to a responsive audience. Even a windstorm which blew down the tent could not hamper the religious fervor."
     Mrs. J. J. (W. Carolyn Watts) Gilinsky, in a 7 Mar 1979 letter, enclosed Mrs. T. W. (Esther Culpepper) Shannon's description of her father, John Butler Culpepper, as being dark complected with black hair, blue eyes, 5 ft. 6 in. tall, and 116 lbs. Rev. Charles Ross Culpepper, a grandson, in a 12 Nov 1977 letter, described Rev. John Butler Culpepper as "small, stunted by way and privation.... His voice was soft as a bell and most of his later years he preached seated in a chair.... I still meet people that remember him and several have books of sermons."
     Rev. Charles Ross Culpepper continued on 30 Dec 1978: John Butler was born August 1, 1849 in Talbot County Georgia, three miles east of Talboton the County Seat. When two, his parents moved to Marion County in the same state, where they resided until the breaking out of the Civil War. His father moved to Taylor County where the rest of his [John Butler Culpepper's] minority was spent. He started to school at five but the war made schooling difficult. As a result he turned to the available books and read all the rest of his life. (I remember he was most anxious to re-read Gibbon's Rome [The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire] in 1936.) It was through his preaching that his father, mother and his brothers were converted. He was licensed to preach in the fall of 1870 and that same year was admitted on trial in the South Georgia Conference.
     On 21 Dec 1978, Rev. Charles Ross Culpepper wrote: Grandfather saw that the war led to broken homes, broken lives and he felt that faith was stronger than booze as an escape and hard work could bring back the south. The Four Brotherhoods of the Railroads had Grandpa for a revival in Atlanta. The whisky crowd so feared his preaching that he was mugged by them and in the hospital asked his two sons to promise to fight the evils of alcohol all their lives. Often in revivals he would ask saloon keepers to walk out and renounce the selling of alcohol. Early in his preaching Grandfather started taking into his home, children left without love or care. As a result rooms were added on here and there and Melvina my Grandmother was the in charge influence.... Grandfather and Dr. Shannon had a remodled hotel in Lebanon. It was to be Culpepper-Shannon College. It opened in September 6th. 1899 and burned Sept 24, 1899.
     The following is from p. 4 of The Wesleyan Christian Advocate Wednesday, 17 Sep 1980:
The Wesleyan Christian Advocate 100 Years Ago [1880] This Week By William R. Guerin From the Macon Circuit, Rev. John B. Culpepper, pastor reports, "Have had a fine meeting at Swift Creek Church. Old grudges settled and difficulties wiped out... Closed one saloon and took the keeper into the church. I think two others will close, whose keepers are in the church. The brethren says they will see that they quit whisky or the church.
     The Wesleyan Christian Advocate of 12 Dec 1983 noted that 100 years earlier [1883]: The Rev. J. B. Culpepper writes from Blakely Circuit: "Most of the Methodists in this circuit think it is possible to live without sin, and they are not saved until they do. We have some bad and a few of the worst church members. The Lord pity them. He further writes... "I have many Baptist blessings on my head tonight. The have helped us pay for our parsonage, and responded when other claims were presented."
     The Wesleyan Christian Advocate for 25 Nov 1985 noted that 100 years earlier [1885]: (Macon) From Rev. J. B. Culpepper. I believe the way to manage the Holiness movement is for every man, woman, and child to join. I am so glad I am in.
     Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale preserved several entries from the Macon City Directory including a 1890/91 entry for Rev. John B. Culpepper who was living at 583 Madison. The Rev. John B. Culpepper was also listed in the 1895/96 directory living at "Pierce Av., 6th N of V Av. V."
     The following obituary is from the Friday, Monroe Morning World Monroe, LA, for 22 Jan 1937: JOHN B. CULPEPPER FUNERAL TO BE HELD TODAY The funeral of Dr. John B. Culpepper, 87, well-known pioneer Methodist minister, who died in Memphis, Tenn. on Tuesday, will be held at the Davis-Lawhead funeral home here this morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. J.M. Alford, pastor of the Gordon Avenue Methodist Church, will be assisted by Rev. R.M. Bentley, former pastor of this church at Wisner. Interment will be in Riverview Burial Park. The Stewards of Gordon Avenue Church will act as pallbearers. Dr. Culpepper was regarded as one of the most outstanding pastors of the Methodist Church and although he retired 10 years ago, he had preached in Monroe Methodist pulpits a number of times within the last three years. He leaves his widow, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. E.C. Shannon and Mrs. F.L. Watts, of 2907 South Grand Street are daughter and granddaughter respectively, of Dr. Culpepper. Other daughters and sons are: Mrs. W.S. Parks, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. J.G. Mackey, Orlando FL., Rev. J.B. Culpepper Jr., Okeechobee, Fla., and Rev. Burke Culpepper, Memphis Tenn. A brother is Rev. George Culpepper and a sister is Miss Carrie Culpepper of Fort Valley, Ga.
     The following is from the Memphis, TN, Commercial Appeal of 20 Jan 1937: DR. JOHN CULPEPPER DIES AT SON'S HOME Pioneer Methodist Evangelist Succumbs to Illness ENTIRE FAMILY IN CHURCH Minister Was Noted for Relationship to Clerics and for Long Record of Activity in Preaching Rev. John Butler Culpepper, pioneer Methodist evangelist in the south, died at 2:48 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, the Rev. Burke Culpepper, 535 LeMaster. He was 87 years of age. Retired about 10 years ago, Dr. Culpepper had lived at the home of his son. He became ill three weeks ago and his condition had improved so much that his son recently returned to his evangelistic duties in Bartow, Fla. He left Bartow yesterday and will arrive here tomorrow morning. Native of Georgia. A native of Tolbert [read Talbot] County, Ga. the elder Dr. Culpepper prepared himself for the ministry from the time he was seven years of age. His first assignment was that of pastor of the Methodist Church in his home village. He served pastorates in his native state for a number of years before he began his evangelistic career. He had served in churches throughout Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Arkansas. Dr. Culpepper was nationally famous for his relatiohship to more than 25 Methodist ministers or evangelists. He was the father of three ministers, father-in-law of two ministers, brother of two ministers and uncle of three ministers. He was a cousin of a number of preachers. The central figure of the Culpepper ministers and evangelists, he traced his ancestry to Lord Culpepper, early governor of Virginia. The first of the American family was Sir John Mario Culpepper [see entry for John Culpepper for questions Joseph Richard Culpepper had about this lineage]. Lauded By Bishop On Dr. Culpepper's seventy-fifth birthday, Bishop William N. Ainsworth of Georgia said he was entitled to the place of primacy a dean of the Southern Methodist evangelists "by a higher right than seniority in service, because he has held more meetings, preached more sermons and lead more men to Christ than any other man now in the church" For a number of years he, his wife and a son, Dr. John B. Culpepper, Jr., composed an evangelistic team that averaged more than 100 conversions to the church a meeting for one year and read 77,000 chapters from the Bible. He was married to the former Melvina Harper in Fort Valley, Ga. 63 years ago. They observed their sixty-third wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. Besides his widow, Dr. Culpepper leaves three daughters, Mrs. E. C: Shannon of Monroe, La., Mrs. W. S. Parke of Atlanta; Mrs. J. G. Mackey of Orlando, Fla., two sons the Rev. John B. Culpepper, Jr., of Okeechobee, Fla., and Dr. Burke Culpepper of Memphis; a brother the Rev. George Culpepper, and a sister, Miss Carrie Culpepper of Fort Valley, Ga. He also leaves a number of grandchildren. He was the father of the late Dr. Marvin Culpepper, Methodist minister of Little Rock. Funeral services, with Spencer-Sturla Funeral Home in charge, are incomplete pending the arrival of Dr. Burke Culpepper from Bartow.
     The following obituary appears to be from the Press Sun for 20 Jan 1937: Rev. J.B. Culpepper Loses Long Fight With Death Veteran Minister Had Given Most of His Life to Church John Butler Culpepper hit the gospel trail as a circuit rider in early youth. In the years that followed he preached in homes, in tent meetings, in humble wooden church structures and in fine edifices of brick and stone. The courage and vigor that he put into his preaching made him rally time and again during his last illness, but he died yesterday at 2:48 p.m. at the home of his son Rev. Burke Culpepper, 535 LeMaster. He was 87 and had been ill three weeks. Rev. Culpepper, dean of Southern Methodist evangelists, died with the knowledge,that two sons and two grandsons will carry on in the ministry. The sons are Rev. Burke Culpepper, of Memphis, and Rev. John B. Culpepper Jr., Okeechobee, Fla. The minister's grandsons are Rev. James Culpepper, Springtown, Texas, and Rev. Ross Culpepper, Beckley, W. Va. Rev. Culpepper had two brothers who were ministers and two daughters and one sister married ministers. Another son, Rev. Marvin M. Culpepper, now dead, was also a minister. Rev. Culpepper and his wife, whose maiden name was Malvina [Melvina] Harper, celebrated their 63d wedding anniversary Christmas night. They were married at Fort Valley, Ga. In addition to his wife and sons, Rev. Culpepper leaves three daughters, Mrs E. C. Shannon, Monroe, La; Mrs. W. S. Parke, Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. J. G. Mackey, Orlando, Fla; a brother, Rev. George Culpepper, and a sister, Miss Carrie Culpepper, Fort Valley, Ga. Related to 25 ministers and evangelists, including members of his immediate family, Rev. Culpepper was the central figure of the Culpepper "preachers." He traced his ancestry to Lord Culpepper, early governor of Virginia [see John Culpepper entry for Joseph Richard Culpepper's questions about lineage]. "He has probably held more meetings, preached more sermons and led more men to Christ than any other man in the church," Bishop W. N. Ainsworth, one of the church's present-day leaders, said of him. Rev. Culpeper's family said today that, in addition to his many conversions, he brought 500 men into the ministry. He retired 10 years ago but preached on special occasions. For many years his wife assisted him in the evangelistic singing. Son of a physician, Rev. Culpepper was born in Tolbert [read Talbot] County, Ga. He came into the church at 7 and turned to evangelism when he was still a youth. He served churchcs in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Arkansas. His fame grew and Sam Jones, the evangelist, invited Rev Culpepper to join him and go all over the world as a revivalist. He turned down the offer because of the children he wanted "to bring up to be good Christians." "I took them to church early and had them lead in prayer meeting and they just fell into it," he said of his minister sons. Rev. Burke Culpepper, now 57, preached his first sermon at the age of 8. Rev Burke Culpepper returned to evangelistic duties at Bartow, Fla., when his father showed a turn for the better recently. He will return to Memphis tomorrow morning. Services for his father will be at 2:30 p.m., tomorrow at Spencer-Sturla chapel, with burial in Monroe, La. Dr. Harold Cooke, of Madison Heights Methodist Church, will officiate.
      The following is from the Memphis, TN, Commercial Appeal of 21 Jan 1937: CULPEPPER FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TODAY Burial Planned In Monroe, La., Tomorrow Funeral services for Dr. John Butler Culpepper, famed evangeliist of the south, will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Spencer-Sturla Funeral Home, Dr. Harold G. Cooke, pastor of Madison Heights Methodist Church, officiating. The body will be sent to Monroe, La., at 10:30 o'clock tonight over the Missouri Pacific for burial services tomorrow. Dr. Culpepper, who was credited with holding more services, preaching more sermons and converting more men than any man in the Methodist Church, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, the Rev. Burke Culpepper, at 535 LeMaster. He had been, ill for the past three weeks. Native of Tolbert [Talbot] County, Ga., he was 87 years of age, had been retired from evangelistic work for the past 10 years.
     Also from the Commercial Appeal of 21 Jan 1937: Dr. John B. Culpepper Dr. John Culpepper was finely typical of that generation of Methodist ministers who entered the service of Christ because they felt a definite, direct call to it. He was 87 when he died, and for 80 years of that time he had been simply and yet profoundly convinced that God's plan was for him to preach the gospel. In the strength of that conviction he went up and down the land calling sinners to repentance and to acceptance of a vivid, inspirational faith in Christianity. Dr. Culpepper and men of his sort were evangelical in the best sense of that word, for they pleaded for practical Christian living and were spiritually minded and zealous as they went. To them Christianity was not something hedged in, limited and confined by set rules, difficult to understand, and determined by knowledge of and adherence to rules, doctrines and theories. It was in their conception the divine way to a fuller, better, more profitable life for men and women who live along highways or by-ways, in cabins or mansions, and as such they preached it. Among those who rendered this invaluable service, Dr. Culpepper was outstanding for 70 years. This was the epitaph he coveted in his heart and which he won by victorious conflict with the forces of evil.
     The following entry is from p. 131 of Methodist Preachers of GA 1783-1900 compiled and edited by Rev. Harold Lawrence, Member of the North GA Conference of the United Methodist Church: 1870 OT; 1873 FC Deacon; 1876 Elder. S. GA. CONFERENCE: 1871-72 Washington (Savannah); 1873-74 Waresboro (Thomasville); 1875-76 Davisboro (Savannah); 1877-78 Crawford (Macon); 1879 Knoxville & Byron; 1880 Macon Cir; 1881 Macon Cir. & Jones's Chapel; 1882-83 Blakely (Thomasville); 1884-85 Talbot (Columbus); 1886 89 Agt. Orphan's Home (Macon); 1891 Supy. Manchester Mis; 1892 Located. (He converted more than 1000 people during 1884 revival at Columbus, Ga.) "A Trip Through Georgia," WCA , v61, n27, 7-7-1897, p.2. DICK DAVIS AND THE DEVIL -- AND OTHER SERMONS, Pentecostal Pub. Co., Louisville, Ky. nd. (167 p.) BACKSLIDERS (uv) JUST FOR CHILDREN (uv) MALICE (uv) MEN ONLY (uv) SOME WOMEN I HAVE KNOWN, Pickett Pub. Co., Louisville, Ky, 1902. (198 p.) THE BLACK HORSES (uv) THE DIVINE ATLAS, Pentecostal Pub. Co., Louisville Ky., 1921. (124 p.) THE WANDERING LOVER OR CHRIST ENTHRONED (uv).
     Rev. John Butler Culpepper authored a dozen or so books in the first decade of this century, being his sermon notes. They did not circulate widely and are found now only in rare book collections such as that of Duke University. His books were published by Pickett Publishing Co. and Pentecostal Publishing Co., both of Louisville, KY. For an excerpt from "Happy Home," published in 1905, see: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~gatalbot/histdoc/methodist.html.
 
EMail*30 April 2012 Correspondence with John B. Culpepper.12,15
 

Family

Melvina Harper (22 November 1857 - 20 June 1937)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 262A-B, 16th District, Talbot Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Susan Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  4. Unknown cd.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11, Page 102B, Family 190, District 481, Bibb Co., GA
    John B. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 30, Itenerant Preacher, GA/GA/GA
    Melvina Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 22, Keeps House, GA/GA/GA
    S. Valtonia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin M. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Oscar B. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA
    John Harmon, Other, M, S, W, 16, Sells Wood, GA/GA/GA.
  6. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 12.
  7. Butler Herald, Vol. 12 No. 24 17 April 1888
    .
    Married-At Centenary Church in Macon, on April 11, Rev. George B. Culpepper to Miss Carlotta Harper were united in marriage; Rev. John B. Culpepper, officiating. Groom is the son of Dr. J.M. Culpepper of Taylor County(Groom is a writer for the newspaper and is called "Zanthippus".).
  8. Bibb County Court of the Ordinary, Bibb Co., GA Marriages Index, 1823-1963, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Film # 394,094.
    George B. Culpepper and Carlotta B. Harper on 11 Apr 1888 by John B. Culpepper in Bibb Co., GA, Book G-228.
  9. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  10. The Taylor County News and Butler Herald, Butler, Taylor Co., GA.
    (No web site)
    Golden Anniversary Announcement, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Culpepper, Tuesday, July 31, 1894, Page Three.
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Lebanon, LeClede Co., MO, ED 67, page 230A
    John B. Culpepper, Aug 1849, 50, Md 26 yrs, GA/VA/GA, Minister/Evangelist (ID: 33293)
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, Nov 1857, 42, Md 26 yrs, 9/7 children, GA/GA
    Mattie Key Culpepper, Daughter, Aug 1887, 12, GA/GA/GA
    Willard H. Culpepper, Daughter, Apr 1892, 8, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr, Son, Jun 1896, 3, KY/GA/GA
    Thomas W. Shannon, Son-in-law, Dec 1867, 32, Md 4 yrs, KY/VA/KY, Minister/Evangelist
    Esther A. Shannon, Daughter, Jul 1875, 24, Md 4 yrs, 2/2 children, GA/GA/GA
    Vera Fry Shannon, Granddaughter, Oct 1897, 2, TX/KY/GA
    Una Pern Shannon, Granddaughter, Jul 1899, 10/12, MO/KY/GA
    A. Blanche Park, Daughter, Mar 1883, 17, Md 0 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas C. Parker, Boarder, Dec 1880, 19, Single, KY/TN/KY, Law Student.
  12. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Culpepper Connections from John Butler Culpepper (#28948), Altadena, CA, e-mail address (Oct 2011).
  13. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 64-38, Sheet 4A, Line 31-35, 211 Live Oak St., New Smyrna, Volusia Co., FL
    Rent=$30, Radio=N, Farm=N
    John B. Culpepper, Head, M, 80, md@24, GA/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, F, 72, md@16, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr., Head, M, 33, md@20, KY/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md@18, FL/SC/FL
    Martha Key Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3 9/12, Sng, FL/KY/FL.
  14. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3; Esther Culpepper Shannon 'Papa died in Memphis, at Burkes.'
  15. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Melvina Harper

F, (22 November 1857 - 20 June 1937)
FatherJames A. Harper (c 1821 - )
MotherSarah (?) (c 1826 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Mellie. 
Birth*22 November 1857 Melvina was born at Blackshear, Pierce Co., Georgia, on 22 November 1857. 
Marriage*25 December 1873 She married John Butler Culpepper D.Div. at Waresboro, Ware Co., Georgia, on 25 December 1873 at age 16.1 
Married Name25 December 1873  As of 25 December 1873, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Daughter) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Esther and Melvina was listed as a daughter in John Butler Culpepper D.Div.'s household on the 1880 Census at Bibb Co., Georgia.2 
(Wife) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Melvina was listed as John Butler Culpepper D.Div.'s wife on the 1900 Census at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri.3 
Photographed*circa 1905 She was photographed circa 1905.4
Melvina (Harper) Culpepper
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Melvina was listed as John Butler Culpepper D.Div.'s wife on the 1930 Census at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia Co., Florida.5 
Death*20 June 1937 She died at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, on 20 June 1937 at age 79. 
Burial*23 June 1937 Her body was interred on 23 June 1937 at Riverside Cemetery, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Biography* She was known as "Mellie." Charles Ross Culpepper wrote of her, 20 Dec 1978: She was one of 14 children.... These two [Mellie and John Butler Culpepper] had a love filled marriage. Grandfather died Jan. 19, 1937 and Grandma was carried to the grave on Mothers' Day and she patted the grave and said, "I'll be with you soon darling." They buried her on Fathers' Day. 

Family

John Butler Culpepper D.Div. (1 August 1849 - 19 January 1937)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited26 July 2006

Citations

  1. Unknown cd.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11, Page 102B, Family 190, District 481, Bibb Co., GA
    John B. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 30, Itenerant Preacher, GA/GA/GA
    Melvina Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 22, Keeps House, GA/GA/GA
    S. Valtonia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin M. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Oscar B. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA
    John Harmon, Other, M, S, W, 16, Sells Wood, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Lebanon, LeClede Co., MO, ED 67, page 230A
    John B. Culpepper, Aug 1849, 50, Md 26 yrs, GA/VA/GA, Minister/Evangelist (ID: 33293)
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, Nov 1857, 42, Md 26 yrs, 9/7 children, GA/GA
    Mattie Key Culpepper, Daughter, Aug 1887, 12, GA/GA/GA
    Willard H. Culpepper, Daughter, Apr 1892, 8, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr, Son, Jun 1896, 3, KY/GA/GA
    Thomas W. Shannon, Son-in-law, Dec 1867, 32, Md 4 yrs, KY/VA/KY, Minister/Evangelist
    Esther A. Shannon, Daughter, Jul 1875, 24, Md 4 yrs, 2/2 children, GA/GA/GA
    Vera Fry Shannon, Granddaughter, Oct 1897, 2, TX/KY/GA
    Una Pern Shannon, Granddaughter, Jul 1899, 10/12, MO/KY/GA
    A. Blanche Park, Daughter, Mar 1883, 17, Md 0 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas C. Parker, Boarder, Dec 1880, 19, Single, KY/TN/KY, Law Student.
  4. John Butler Culpepper, Happy Home, Louisville, Kentucky: Pickett Publishing Company, 1905.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 64-38, Sheet 4A, Line 31-35, 211 Live Oak St., New Smyrna, Volusia Co., FL
    Rent=$30, Radio=N, Farm=N
    John B. Culpepper, Head, M, 80, md@24, GA/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, F, 72, md@16, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr., Head, M, 33, md@20, KY/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md@18, FL/SC/FL
    Martha Key Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3 9/12, Sng, FL/KY/FL.

Mary Rebecca Culpepper

F, (7 September 1851 - 2 October 1854)
FatherJames Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
MotherLucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*7 September 1851 Mary was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 7 September 1851. 
(Witness) Relocation15 January 1852 Taylor County was formed 15 Jan 1852 from Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. The James Culpepper family was apparently in that part of Talbot that became Taylor. 
Death*2 October 1854 She died at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 2 October 1854 at age 3. 
Burial*circa 3 October 1854 Her body was interred circa 3 October 1854 at Carsonville Cemetery, Talbot Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: In 1853 there was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife, Lucinda, called by her friends Lucy, a daughter. To her was given the name Mary Rebecca, for her two grandmothers. This was nearly 15 years before my birth. She lived only about three years. She is buried in old Carsonville Cemetery in Talbot County, Georgia. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited13 July 2003

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 6.

Augustus LaFayette Culpepper

M, (27 March 1854 - 15 August 1935)
FatherJames Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
MotherLucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*27 March 1854 Augustus was born at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 27 March 1854. 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.1 
(household member) 1870 Census1 June 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*15 October 1874 He married Elizabeth Jane Brooks at Macon Co., Georgia, on 15 October 1874 at age 20.3 
1880 Census*1 June 1880 Augustus was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Etowah Co., Alabama.4 
Photographed*say 1885 He was photographed say 1885 at Georgia.5
Augustus Lafayette Culpepper
(Witness) Biography28 July 1894 He was present to celebrate the golden anniversary of James Marion Culpepper M.D. and Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel: (an unknown value.)6 
Marriage*circa 1903 He married Rebecca Williams circa 1903. 
1910 Census*15 April 1910 Augustus was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.7 
(uncle) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Augustus was listed as an uncle in Richard Lamar Watson's household on the 1920 Census at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida.8 
(Father) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Augustus was listed as a father in Walter Brooks Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California.9 
Death*15 August 1935 He died at Downey, Los Angeles Co., California, on 15 August 1935 at age 81. 
Biography*  Virgil Culpepper wrote 26 Aug 1978: My Father was A. L. Culpepper Taylor County, Ga.
      It is not clear whether this was meant as a place of birth or not but this is where "Augustus L. Culpepper" first appeared in census records in 1860. Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: AUGUSTUS LAFAYETTE CULPEPPER On March 27, 1855, was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife, Lucy, a son, to whom was given the name of Augustus LaFayette. This son grew to manhood and married Eliza Jane Brooks, daughter of Reverend B. C. M. Brooks, of Macon County, Georgia. The marriage was in October 1874 at the home of the bride. There was quite a large crowd of neighbors and friends present; and on the following day the father of the groom gave a large barbecue dinner when another large crowd gathered. Wyatt Brooks officiated at the marriage.... Fayette Culpepper and his wife Jennie moved from Chattooga County, Georgia, over on Sand Mountain, near Attala, Alabama. There a third son, George Lovick, was born. Fayette and Jennie decided to return to Georgia, but before they reached the old home George Lovick died, on the way, in Macon, at the home of John Butler Culpepper.... In the winter of the next year, 1887, Fayette and Jennie and their children moved to Pratt City, Alabama, where Jennie died.... After Jennie's death Fayette came back to Georgia for a time. The children - Jim, Brooks, Otis and Lucy Kate - spent several years with their maternal and paternal grandparents. After about two years Fayette went to Wilmore, Kentucky, and married a Miss Miller. They came back to Pratt City where a son, Virgil Miller Culpepper, was born.... Virgil's wife is a half-niece of Virgil's father's first wife. Virgil's wife's father was a half-brother of Jennie, Virgil's father's first wife; but Virgil's mother was the second wife of Fayette and her son married the daughter of his step-mother's half-brother. If you can, you may figure out the fam-mix-up. Jennie is buried in Pratt City, Virgil's mother is buried in Wilmore, Kentucky, and Fayette is buried near Pasadena, California.
      Augustus LaFayette Culpepper was known as "Fayette." The 1910 census showed Augustus Culpepper working as a carpenter for a coal mine. On his death certificate in 1935, he was still listed as a carpenter. It also shows that he had been in California for 9 years and he came from Altadena, CA to Rancho Los Amigos, 553 East Vermont, Downey, CA where he died of Generalized Arteriosclerosis and Chronic Myocarditis. (Mrs.) Joyce Lawrence of the Downey Historical Society wrote, 23 Mar 1980, that Rancho Los Amigos is "affiliated with the USC School of Medicine and world famous for rehabilitation of catastrophic illnesses and injuries and for great strides in prosthetics research." 
Burial*circa 17 August 1935 His body was interred circa 17 August 1935 at Downey Cemetery, Downey, Los Angeles Co., California

Family 1

Elizabeth Jane Brooks (circa 1855 - circa 1890)
Children

Family 2

Rebecca Williams (circa 1855 - before 1910)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited19 December 2005

Citations

  1. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  3. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Augustus L. Culpepper and Eliza J. Brooks on 15 Oct 1874 in Macon Co., GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 68, Page 340B, Lines 34-37, Etowah Co., AL (11 Jun 1880)
    Augustus L. Culpepper, Head, M, Md, Wh, 26, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Eliza J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 24, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    James M. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 5, GA/GA/GA
    Walter B. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 2, GA/GA/GA.
  5. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  6. The Taylor County News and Butler Herald, Butler, Taylor Co., GA.
    (No web site)
    Golden Anniversary Announcement, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Culpepper, Tuesday, July 31, 1894, Page Three.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 91, Sheet 13B, Lines 59-63, 306 5th Ave, 14th Ward, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (16 Apr 1910)
    Fayette Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 52, wid, GA/GA/GA, Carpenter/Coal Mine (ID: 33296)
    Odis Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 29, md1-3yrs, GA/GA/GA, Crane Operator/Steel Mill
    Mabel Culpepper, Dau-in-law, F, Wh, 19, md1-3yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Verlin Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 1 11/12, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Virgo Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/GA/GA.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 11B, ED: 87, Image: 817 (16 Jan 1920), Riverview, Hillsborough Co., FL
    Richard L. Watson, HH, M, W, 53, Wd, GA/GA/GA/Farmer
    John F. Watson, Bro, M, W, 51, S, GA/GA/GA
    Susan T. Hill, Mother, F, W, 73, Wd, GA/GA/GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, Uncle, M, W, 65, Wd, GA/GA/GA/Carpenter-Retired.
  9. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 19-1280, Sheet #1-A, Page 87, Line 50, 553 Vermont, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA
    House owned, Value=$2850, Radio=Yes, Farm=No
    Walter B. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md@24, GA/GA/GA, Gardener, Private families
    Nevada Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, M, md@25, GA/GA/GA, Nurse, Private Home
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 23, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher, Public School
    Augusta L. Culpepper, Father, M, 76, Wid, GA/GA/GA, Not employed.

Elizabeth Jane Brooks

F, (circa 1855 - circa 1890)
FatherRev. Benjamin Charles M. Brooks (c 1817 - a 1 Jun 1900)
Birth*circa 1855 Elizabeth was born at Georgia circa 1855.1 
Marriage*15 October 1874 She married Augustus LaFayette Culpepper at Macon Co., Georgia, on 15 October 1874.2 
Married Name15 October 1874  As of 15 October 1874, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Elizabeth was listed as Augustus LaFayette Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Etowah Co., Alabama.1 
Death*circa 1890 She died at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama, circa 1890.3 
Burial*circa 1890 Her body was interred circa 1890 at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama.4 

Family

Augustus LaFayette Culpepper (27 March 1854 - 15 August 1935)
Children
  • Rev. James Martin Culpepper+ (August 1875 - circa 1917)
  • Walter Brooks Culpepper+ (6 June 1877 - 6 June 1952)
  • George Lovick Culpepper (circa 1880 - circa 1880)
  • Otis O'Daniel Culpepper+ (24 August 1882 - 23 July 1954); 
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  • Lucy Kate Culpepper+ (June 1886 - 31 August 1963)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited19 December 2005

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 68, Page 340B, Lines 34-37, Etowah Co., AL (11 Jun 1880)
    Augustus L. Culpepper, Head, M, Md, Wh, 26, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Eliza J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 24, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    James M. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 5, GA/GA/GA
    Walter B. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 2, GA/GA/GA.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Augustus L. Culpepper and Eliza J. Brooks on 15 Oct 1874 in Macon Co., GA.
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8 'Pratt City, Alabama' can't locate.
  4. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8 'buried in Pratt City' can't locate.

Rebecca Williams

F, (circa 1855 - before 1910)
Birth*circa 1855 Rebecca was born at Wilmore, Jessamine Co., Kentucky, circa 1855. 
Marriage*circa 1903 She married Augustus LaFayette Culpepper circa 1903. 
Married Namecirca 1903  As of circa 1903, her married name was Culpepper. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wilmore, Jessamine Co., Kentucky.1 
Death*before 1910 She died at Prattville, Autauga Co., Alabama, before 1910. 

Family

Augustus LaFayette Culpepper (27 March 1854 - 15 August 1935)
Child
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Last Edited10 May 2000

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8.

Josephus Rush Culpepper

M, (14 March 1857 - 10 March 1912)
FatherJames Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
MotherLucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*14 March 1857 Josephus was born at Tazewell, Marion Co., Georgia, on 14 March 1857.1 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.2 
(household member) 1870 Census1 June 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.3 
(Son) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Josephus and George was listed as a son in James Marion Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1880 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.4 
(Son) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Josephus was listed as a son in Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel's household on the 1900 Census at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia.5 
(Brother) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Josephus was listed as a brother in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.6 
Death*10 March 1912 He died at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 10 March 1912 at age 54
The Butler Herald, Tuesday, March 12, 1912, Page Three

Death of Mr. Joe Culpepper Formerly of this City

The countless friends of Mr. Joseph Culpepper, who for many years was a citizen of Butler, will be grieved to learn of his death which occurred Saturday night March 2nd at the home of his brother, Rev. George B. Culpepper at Fort Valley.

The Fort Valley Tribune published last week, the following account of Mr. Culpepper’s sad death:

One of the saddest deaths in our town was that of Mr. Joseph Culpepper which occurred Saturday night at the home of his brother, Rev. George B. Culpepper on College Street.

Mr. Culpepper was born in Macon County nearly fifty-five years ago but for some ten years had lived here with his brother. In early boyhood he joined the Methodist church, and his entire life was in keeping with its rules and ordinances.

Mr. Culpepper was never married. Besides his two brothers, Revs. G.B., of this place, and J.B., an evangelist, he leaves another brother in Alabama and two sisters and many constant friends here and elsewhere who deeply regret his death.

The remains were interred in Oaklawn Cemetery, Monday, Rev. J.P. Wardlaw conducting the exercises.

Mr. Culpepper was a man of retiring manner and unassuming ways, but his daily walk was, as with God. His weary spirit, now freed from care, has winged its way to that eternal home where the good of all ages have gathered and give angelic welcome to those who lived as he did.7,8 
Burial*circa 12 March 1912 His body was interred circa 12 March 1912 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.8 
Biography* John Butler Culpepper wrote in a family packet that Josephus Rush "never married, was under size, being only five feet in height. Was a very fine farmer."
Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: JOSEPHUS RUSH CULPEPPER On the 14th day of March, 1857, a third son and fifth child was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife, Lucinda. He was given the name of Josephus Rush. He was born in Tazewell, Marion County, Georgia, at that time the county-seat of Marion County. Joe weighed 3 pounds at birth. He never reached a weight of more than 95 pounds. He never married. He lived to be 55 years old. He died March 12, 1912. He is buried in Fort Valley, Georgia. He was faithful to every trust.
In the 1900 census of Butler, Taylor Co., GA, "Joe Culpepper" was recorded (p. 72, family #6) with his sister Carrie living with their widowed mother, Lucy. He was listed as having been born Mar 1857 in Georgia. In the 1910 census, a 53 year old "Joseph R. Culpepper" was recorded (p. 42, family #2) in the household of his brother, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, in Fort Valley, Houston (now Peach) Co., GA. Mrs. Sarah Murphy Wainscott, in a 23 Aug 1977 letter, notes that the name "Josephus" was recorded on the tombstone. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited28 May 2004

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Pages 643A-644A (11,13), Family 105, District 757, Macon Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 57, Physician, GA/SC/SC (ID: 32364)
    Lucinda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 54, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Josephus Culpepper, Son, M, S, 22, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Martha Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 20, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 18, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, Farm Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    [The actual census images on microfilm, and as reproduced on the Web, have a spurious page inserted between the first three names in this family (at the bottom of Page 643A and the last three names (at the top of Page 644A). The error can be seen by inspecting the Family Number.].
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 72, Page 133A (6), Family 83, Butler, Taylor Co., GA
    Lucy Culpepper, Head, F, Sep 1826, 73, Wid, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Joe Culpepper, Son, M, Mar 1857, 43, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm Laborer
    Carrie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Sep 1861, 38, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 2B, Lines 68-77, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George B. Culpepper Sr, Head, M, 44, Md3-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Real Est. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, Md2-17 yrs, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charley M. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    George B. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John S. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles L. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Brother, M, 53, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Book Agt
    Carrie C. Culpepper, Sister, F, 49, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  7. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 9 'He died March 12, 1912.'
  8. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Joseph Rush Culpepper, 14 Mar 1857 - 10 Mar 1912.

Martha Jane Culpepper

F, (30 September 1859 - 16 May 1903)
FatherJames Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
MotherLucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Name Variation She was also known as Mattie.1 
Birth*30 September 1859 Martha was born at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia, on 30 September 1859.2,3 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.4 
(household member) 1870 Census1 June 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.5 
(Daughter) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Martha and Nancy was listed as a daughter in James Marion Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1880 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.6 
Marriage*20 July 1882 She married Rev. Henry Caughey Brewton at Blakely, Early Co., Georgia, on 20 July 1882 at age 22.7,1 
Married Name20 July 1882  As of 20 July 1882, her married name was Brewton. 
Death*16 May 1903 She died at Elko, Houston Co., Georgia, on 16 May 1903 at age 43.8,9,3 
Burial*circa 18 May 1903 Her body was interred circa 18 May 1903 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: MARTHA JANE CULPEPPER In 1859, on the 30th day of September, about ten miles southwest of Butler, Taylor County, Georgia, at what was then known as Joiner's Court Ground, a daughter was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife, Lucinda. This daughter was given the name of Martha Jane, for two of her mother's sisters. The house where she was born was identified by the name of the Wyndham Place - long since removed. This daughter grew to womanhood and married a Methodist preacher, named Henry Caughey Brewton. They were married in Blakely, Early County, Georgia, at the home of Reverend John Butler Culpepper, in 1882. Mattie's husband was the Methodist pastor of what was called the Trinity Circuit.... The above is about the best history I can give as to Martha (Mattie) Jane Culpepper. She died at Elko, Georgia, on May 16, 1903, and is buried in Fort Valley, Georgia. Henry Brewton married again in 1906, Mrs. Minnie Blanton Davis, who died in 1923, and is buried in Fort Valley. Henry died on May 1, 1934 and lies buried in the Fort Valley cemetery between his two wives. Mattie was 43 when she died and Henry was almost 82.
Martha is listed as "Mattie J. Brewton" on her tombstone. 

Family

Rev. Henry Caughey Brewton (23 May 1852 - 1 May 1934)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited10 July 2004

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Mattie J. Culpeper and H. C. Brewton on 20 Jul 1882 in Early Co., GA.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 9 in house known as 'Wyndham Place.'
  3. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Mattie J. Brewton (1st wife)(Martha Jane Culpepper), 30 Sep 1859 - 16 May 1903.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Pages 643A-644A (11,13), Family 105, District 757, Macon Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 57, Physician, GA/SC/SC (ID: 32364)
    Lucinda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 54, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Josephus Culpepper, Son, M, S, 22, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Martha Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 20, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 18, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, Farm Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    [The actual census images on microfilm, and as reproduced on the Web, have a spurious page inserted between the first three names in this family (at the bottom of Page 643A and the last three names (at the top of Page 644A). The error can be seen by inspecting the Family Number.].
  7. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 9 'at the home of Reverend John Butler Culpepper.'
  8. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 10.
  9. The Butler Herald Vol. 27 No. 31, 19 May 1903
    Mrs. Mattie J. Brewton, wife of Rev. H. C. Brewton and daughter of Mrs. J. M. Culpepper, died Sunday in Elko, Houston County where her husband was pastor on the Methodist Church. Was 43 years. Leaves husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, aged mother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Rev. Henry Caughey Brewton

M, (23 May 1852 - 1 May 1934)
FatherSimon Johnson Brewton (25 Dec 1819 - 20 Nov 1865)
MotherMatilda Underwood Tippins (1 Apr 1823 - 28 Dec 1861)
Birth*23 May 1852 Henry was born on 23 May 1852.1 
Employment* Henry's occupation: Methodist min.. 
Marriage*20 July 1882 He married Martha Jane Culpepper at Blakely, Early Co., Georgia, on 20 July 1882 at age 30.2,3 
Marriage1906 He married Minnie Lee Blanton Davis in 1906.4 
Death*1 May 1934 He died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 1 May 1934 at age 81.1 
Burial*circa 3 May 1934 His body was interred circa 3 May 1934 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.5,1 
Biography* According to p. 228 of History of Peach County Henry Caughey Brewton was "a Methodist minister in the South Georgia Conference." He is listed as "Rev. H. C. Brewton" on his tombstone. 

Family

Martha Jane Culpepper (30 September 1859 - 16 May 1903)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited28 May 2004

Citations

  1. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Rev. H. C. Brewton, 23 May 1852 - 1 May 1934.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 9 'at the home of Reverend John Butler Culpepper.'
  3. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Mattie J. Culpeper and H. C. Brewton on 20 Jul 1882 in Early Co., GA.
  4. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 10.
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 11 'between his two wives.'

Nancy Caroline Culpepper

F, (6 September 1861 - 1 May 1940)
FatherJames Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
MotherLucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Name Variation She was also known as Carrie.1 
Birth*6 September 1861 Nancy was born at Joiner's Courtground, Taylor Co., Georgia, on 6 September 1861.2,3 
(household member) 1870 Census1 June 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.4 
(Daughter) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Martha and Nancy was listed as a daughter in James Marion Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1880 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.5 
(Daughter) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Nancy was listed as a daughter in Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel's household on the 1900 Census at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia.6 
(Sister) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Nancy was listed as a sister in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.7 
(Sister) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Nancy was listed as a sister in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.8 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Nancy was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.1 
Death*1 May 1940 She died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 1 May 1940 at age 78.9,10 
Burial*circa 3 May 1940 Her body was interred circa 3 May 1940 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia. Her tombstone says death was 1 May 1939, but the GA Death Index and other sources show year as 1940..3 
Biography* John Butler Culpepper wrote in a family summary: Carrie, as she was lovingly called, never married, not due how-ever to lack of chance but her undying love for her parents. She was called an "old maid" by the world yet those who knew her best loved her most. Her nieces & nephews were especially fond of her & it was largely due to her kindness & tact that the grand-children loved to go to the "old home" where so many delightful Summers were spent. The stories she would tell, the fun made possible, the laughter created, the rivalry for her love she injected & the confidence she inspired will out-live her generation & will be told to the children of those children who never think of their childhood without aunt Carrie - her words & her ways coming before them.
      Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: On September 6, 1861, a daughter was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife Lucinda. She was given the name of Nancy Caroline. She never married; but devoted the best years of her live to caring for our parents. She died on May 1, 1940, and is buried in Fort Valley, Georgia. She was never strong, but had a strong will and lived to be 79 years old. She loved beautiful things. She joined the Methodist Church at old Bethel Church, Taylor County, Georgia. She was baptized by Reverend Wyatt Brooks.... Nancy Caroline, the seventh child, was born at Joiner's Courtground in Taylor County, Georgia, the home of her birth being known as the Lindsay place. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited28 May 2004

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, page 4B, College St, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA
    Rent=$22, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Carrie Culpepper, Head, F, 70, S, GA/GA/GA.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 11.
  3. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Nancy Caroline Culpepper, 6 Sep 1861 - 1 May 1939.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Pages 643A-644A (11,13), Family 105, District 757, Macon Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 57, Physician, GA/SC/SC (ID: 32364)
    Lucinda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 54, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Josephus Culpepper, Son, M, S, 22, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Martha Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 20, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 18, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, Farm Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    [The actual census images on microfilm, and as reproduced on the Web, have a spurious page inserted between the first three names in this family (at the bottom of Page 643A and the last three names (at the top of Page 644A). The error can be seen by inspecting the Family Number.].
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 72, Page 133A (6), Family 83, Butler, Taylor Co., GA
    Lucy Culpepper, Head, F, Sep 1826, 73, Wid, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Joe Culpepper, Son, M, Mar 1857, 43, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm Laborer
    Carrie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Sep 1861, 38, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 2B, Lines 68-77, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George B. Culpepper Sr, Head, M, 44, Md3-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Real Est. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, Md2-17 yrs, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charley M. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    George B. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John S. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles L. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Brother, M, 53, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Book Agt
    Carrie C. Culpepper, Sister, F, 49, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  9. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 11 has 'She died May 1, 1940.'
  10. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Carrie Culpepper, d. 1 May 1940 at 78 years in Peach Co., GA.

Rev. George Bright Culpepper1

M, (29 March 1866 - 12 October 1948)
FatherJames Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
MotherLucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*29 March 1866 George was born at Joiner's Courtground, Taylor Co., Georgia, on 29 March 1866.2,3 
Photographed*circa 1870 He was photographed circa 1870 at Macon Co., Georgia.4
(household member) 1870 Census1 June 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.5 
(Son) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Josephus and George was listed as a son in James Marion Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1880 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.6 
Marriage*11 April 1888 He married Carlotta Belle Harper at Centerary Church, Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 11 April 1888 at age 22. John Butler Culpepper D.Div., as minister, performed the marriage.7,8,9 
Marriage*18 December 1889 He married Ida Kate Merritt at Marion Co., Georgia, on 18 December 1889 at age 23.10 
Marriage*25 December 1892 He married Lillian Mattox Shepard at Brunswick, Glynn Co., Georgia, on 25 December 1892 at age 26.11 
1900 Census*1 June 1900 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.12 
Photographedcirca 1903 He was photographed circa 1903 at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia,
The Rev. George Bright Culpepper, standing, with children Caughey Branham, born 1897; Marion, born 1895; George Bacon, born 1899; and in front, John Shepard, born 1901.4
George Bright Culpepper family
1910 Census*15 April 1910 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.13 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.14 
(Father) 1930 Census1 April 1930 George was listed as a father in George Bacon Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.15 
Death*12 October 1948 He died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 12 October 1948 at age 82.16 
Burial*circa 14 October 1948 His body was interred circa 14 October 1948 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who wrote: If I don't do this it will never be done, for I am the only living person who knows how to do it - and I am not sure that I know how. I know there are many branches of the Culpepper family. I shall only undertake, in some manner, to look into my particular branch....
GEORGE BRIGHT CULPEPPER
This brings me to March 29, 1866, the Time, and to the Lindsay Place at Joiner's Courtground, Taylor County, Georgia, the Place, when and where a son was born to James Marion Culpepper and Lucinda Brooks Culpepper, the fourth son and eighth child. This son was given the name of George Bright, after his great-uncle, George Washington Culpepper, and a Methodist preacher named John Bright. This son was baptized in infancy by Reverend Wyatt Brooks; joined the Methodist Church at old Turner's Chapel on Pleasant Ridge in Macon County, Georgia, when he was 12 years old during the ministry of Reverend John M. Potter; was licensed to preach in Mulberry Street Church in Macon, Georgia. He was not a member of Mulberry Street; but of Centenary Church, Macon, a daughter of Mulberry. Reverend W. F. Smith was pastor of Centenary; Reverend T. R. Kendall was pastor of Mulberry and Reverend John B. McGhee was the Presiding Elder of the Macon District. The license was dated in November 1886. The following year, 1887, he was Manager of the Methodist Orphans Home, located in Macon, Georgia, and also went with his brother, Reverend John B. Culpepper, to the following places doing some evangelistic work: Louisville, Ga; Liveoak, Fla; Ocala, Fla; Madison, Fla; Muskeegee, Ala; Opelika, Ala; Uniontown, Ala; West Point, Ga; Hawkinsville, Ga; Paducah, Ky. At the close of 1887 he decided to go with his brother for the next year, 1888; and started the year with that intention, having gone to Jacksonville for the last meeting of 1887. From now on my part of the Culpepper history, dealing with myself and children and grandchildren, will be written in the first person. I am now 76 years old. I have been married three times; as follows: On the evening of April 11, 1888, I was married to Miss Carlotta Belle Harper in old Centenary Church, Macon, Georgia, Reverend John B. Culpepper officiating. My brother and his wife and my wife and I went in May to Cave Springs, Georgia, and conducted a meeting for Reverend B. F. Fraser. From there we went to Glen Addie, a suburb of Anniston, Alabama, where we conducted a meeting for Reverend S. P. West. Just before Cave Springs we went to Greenville, Alabama, and conducted a meeting for Reverend G. W. Roper. From Glen Addie Church we went to First Church, Anniston, to assist Reverend Alonzo Monk, in a revival. Here I received a wire that my wife was ill and for me to come at once. Our wives had gone to visit sister, Mrs. H. C. Brewton, at Cataula, Georgia. I met them in Columbus, and we went to my father's home in Butler, he being a doctor. There on August 11th, just four months after my marriage, my wife died of typhoid fever. I had decided to enter the Annual Conference and did so in December of that year, 1888, at Eastman, Georgia, Bishop W. W. Duncan presiding. I was assigned to the Marion Circuit for the year 1889 - embracing territory in Marion, Webster, and Chattahoochee Counties. In December of that year, on December 18th, I was married to Miss Ida Kate Merritt, daughter of Reverend W. B. Merritt, a local elder living near Dranesville in Marion County. Bishop Key had transferred me to the Northwest Texas Conference and on the morning of December 23, we left Macon, Georgia, for Lorena, Texas, which town was 13 miles south of Waco. Here the next October, there was born to us a son. We gave to him the name of William LaFayette - after the brother of my wife and my own brother. This son only lived about six weeks; and is buried in Lorena cemetery at Lorena, Texas. At that Annual Conference I asked for a transfer back to Georgia and returned to the South Georgia Conference. That took us to 1891 and we were sent to the Taylor's Creek Circuit in Liberty County, Georgia. At the close of that year I was assigned to the Richland Circuit - composed of the churches at Richland, Weston, Preston and Parrott. This year in March a daughter was born to us and we gave her the name of Catherine Carlotta. My wife contracted pneumonia and died in April of 1892, and is buried in Richland, Georgia. In June of that year the little daughter died and is buried beside her mother. She was three months old. On the Taylor's Creek Circuit, the year before, I had met a young and beautiful widow, Mrs. Lillian Mattox Sheppard. She was the widow of Reverend J. E. Sheppard; who had died while I was in Texas in 1890. Her maiden name was also Shepard; but one family used two p's in spelling the name and the other family used only one. In October 1892 my sister, Mrs. H. C. Brewton, persuaded me to go with her down to Tattnall County Campmeeting. This was in the month of October 1892. The father of the lady I had gone so far to see lived in Reidsville, Tattnall County, Georgia, and the lady was an assistant in the school in that town. My brother-in- law went over to see the family on Friday before the 4th Sunday in October. After a very pleasant visit, we returned to the town of Belleville where lived the sister of my brother-in-law, went to campmeeting Saturday, and on Sunday Mrs. Sheppard came to the campground and by previous arrangement went to the tent of Mrs. D. M. Bradley (sister of H. C. Brewton, my brother-in-law) for dinner. I persuaded her to allow me to take her to her home in Reidsville in the afternoon and I told her why I was there to see her. She listened but objected that she was never going to marry again; and she was so definite that she would not even agree to correspond. I left Belleville on Monday and went back to my circuit, a very much disappointed man. On the following Monday my sister, Mrs. H. C. Brewton, sent me a letter which had been sent to her in Lumpkin, Georgia. This letter was from Mrs. Sheppard and said, after consideration, she would correspond with me if I so desired. I so desired. I commenced the correspondence that day. The courtship progressed until, on the 25th day of December, 1892, in the home of Mrs. Belle McDonald, in Brunswick, Georgia, Mrs. Lillian Mattox Sheppard and Reverend George B. Culpepper were married by Reverend Ed F. Cook, now living in Macon, Georgia, (Oct. 2, 1942). My wife was the gift of God to me, for which not in time or Eternity will I be able to show my gratitude. The Annual Conference held in Columbus, Georgia, had already assigned me to the Willacoochee Circuit, the head of which was Willacoochee, Georgia, in Coffee, County, Georgia. My wife and I remained in Brunswick until the last night of December, when we boarded the train for our parsonage in Willacoochee. We arrived there at midnight and were met by one of the stewards, John McCranie. The next day we took possession of the parsonage. There we kept house until the following December. Conference was held in Dawson and Bishop Charles Galloway presided. Wife and I attended. For the year, 1894, I was sent to Hamilton Circuit in Harris County, Georgia. We had a good year and a fine class of people. I asked to be sent nearer Brunswick in order that we might be nearer my wife's people. I was sent to the Waresboro Circuit. I went and looked the charge over and on account of the condition of my health, coupled with the size of the circuit, I decided not to undertake the work, and Dr. Dowman, who was Presiding Elder, relieved me for the year, 1895.... The South Georgia Annual Conference for 1895 was held in Fort Valley, Georgia, in December, and I was assigned to the East Highlands and Midland work, the parsonage being in the city of Columbus where I preached three Sundays in the month and one at Midland. At the end of 1896 I asked for a location. It was granted and we went to live in Brunswick. For the year 1897 I did evangelistic work, running revival meetings at various points in the Conference. After doing evangelistic work through the years 1897 and 1898, I applied for readmission into the Conference and was readmitted and sent to Wrightsville Circuit, surrounding Wrightsville, Georgia, in Johnson County. My wife and I had two children, Marion and Caughey. Went there and started the year's work but I soon found that it was too heavy for me and I asked Reverend O. A. Thrower, the Presiding Elder, to relieve me. He did, and in March of 1899 we went to Butler to live with my mother. I had nothing and found that I would not be able to make a living there for my family. We decided to settle in Fort Valley. I rented a house and went to writing insurance.
      According to p. 228 of the History of Peach County , in 1898, the George Bright Culpepper family moved to Fort Valley which at that time was in Houston County, GA. This portion of Houston County would become part of Peach County, July 18, 1924. "Reverend Mr. Culpepper retired from the itinerancy for health reasons and served as a local preacher for fifty years. Among his writings was a book he published, King Solomon's Son ".
      The following is a summary of his work as a minister from p. 131 of Methodist Preachers of GA 1783-1900 compiled and edited by Rev. Harold Lawrence, member of the North GA Conference of the United Methodist Church: 1888 OT; 1890 FC Deacon; 1892 Elder. S. GA. CONFERENCE: Marion Cir. (Columbus); 1890 t/t N.W. TEXAS CONFERENCE t/t/ S. GA. CONFERENCE: 1891 Taylor's Creek (Brunswick); 1892 Richland (Americus); 1893 Willachoochee (Cordele); 1894 Hamilton (Columbus); 1895 Waresboro (Waycross); 1896 E. Highland & Midland (Columbus); 1897 Located; 1898 Readmitted; 1899 Wrightsville Cir. (Dublin); 1900 Located. "Abide With Me," (poem) WCA , v56, n9, 3-2-1892, p.5. "What Is Heaven," (poem), WCA , v55, n27, 7-8-1891, p.5.
      Mrs. John D. (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield reminisced about her grandfather in an 11 Jun 1994 letter: George Bright's sons & daughters were crazy about him.... I liked him. When I was 13 or 14 & was sad because my nose was big... he examined my nose & said I had "a beautiful Roman nose" (I wasn't convinced but he tried to be & it made me feel better). He would sit by the fire & poke it & tell interesting stories & sing.
      The tombstone lists "Rev. George Bright Culpepper." 

Family 1

Carlotta Belle Harper (14 October 1868 - 11 August 1888)

Family 2

Ida Kate Merritt (1 November 1863 - 6 April 1892)
Children

Family 3

Lillian Mattox Shepard (13 September 1871 - 18 November 1939)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited1 August 2004

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    25 page, typed manuscript, unpublished.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 11 'Lindsay Place.'
  3. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Rev. George Bright Culpepper, 29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948.
  4. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Pages 643A-644A (11,13), Family 105, District 757, Macon Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 57, Physician, GA/SC/SC (ID: 32364)
    Lucinda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 54, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Josephus Culpepper, Son, M, S, 22, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Martha Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 20, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 18, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, Farm Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    [The actual census images on microfilm, and as reproduced on the Web, have a spurious page inserted between the first three names in this family (at the bottom of Page 643A and the last three names (at the top of Page 644A). The error can be seen by inspecting the Family Number.].
  7. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 12.
  8. Butler Herald, Vol. 12 No. 24 17 April 1888
    .
    Married-At Centenary Church in Macon, on April 11, Rev. George B. Culpepper to Miss Carlotta Harper were united in marriage; Rev. John B. Culpepper, officiating. Groom is the son of Dr. J.M. Culpepper of Taylor County(Groom is a writer for the newspaper and is called "Zanthippus".).
  9. Bibb County Court of the Ordinary, Bibb Co., GA Marriages Index, 1823-1963, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Film # 394,094.
    George B. Culpepper and Carlotta B. Harper on 11 Apr 1888 by John B. Culpepper in Bibb Co., GA, Book G-228.
  10. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 13; loc LDS IGI Batch 8804805 Sheet 79.
  11. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 14 'in the home of Mrs. Belle McDonald' by Rev. Ed F. Cook.
  12. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Page 120B (12), Family 316, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1866, 34, Md 7 yrs., GA/GA/GA, Life Ins. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, Aug 1871, 28, Md 7 yrs, ch 3/3, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jan 1895, 5, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Branham Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1897, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Geo. B. W. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1899, 6/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  13. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 2B, Lines 68-77, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George B. Culpepper Sr, Head, M, 44, Md3-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Real Est. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, Md2-17 yrs, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charley M. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    George B. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John S. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles L. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Brother, M, 53, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Book Agt
    Carrie C. Culpepper, Sister, F, 49, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  14. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  15. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, page 2A; Everette Square, Fort Valley, GA, Home=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    George B. Culpepper, Head, M, W, 30, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA, Attorney at law
    E. Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 29, M, md @ 18, AL, AL, AL
    B. George Culpepper III, Son, M, W, 9, S, GA, GA, AL
    L. Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, W, 5, S, GA, GA, AL
    George B. Culpepper, Father, M, W, 64, M, md @ 37[sic], GA, GA, GA, Preacher
    M. Lillian Culpepper, Mother, F, W, 58, M, md @ 22, GA, GA, GA.
  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
    G. B. Culpepper Sr., 12 Oct 1948 at 83 years in Peach Co., GA; Res. in Peach Co., GA.

Carlotta Belle Harper

F, (14 October 1868 - 11 August 1888)
FatherJames A. Harper (c 1821 - )
MotherSarah (?) (c 1826 - )
Birth*14 October 1868 Carlotta was born on 14 October 1868.1 
Marriage*11 April 1888 She married Rev. George Bright Culpepper at Centerary Church, Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 11 April 1888 at age 19. John Butler Culpepper D.Div., as minister, performed the marriage.2,3,4 
Married Name11 April 1888  As of 11 April 1888, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*11 August 1888 She died at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia, on 11 August 1888 at age 19.5,6 

Family

Rev. George Bright Culpepper (29 March 1866 - 12 October 1948)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited7 July 2001

Citations

  1. Harold Lawrence, Methodist Preachers of GA 1783-1900, United Methodist Church, North GA Conference.
    p 131.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 12.
  3. Butler Herald, Vol. 12 No. 24 17 April 1888
    .
    Married-At Centenary Church in Macon, on April 11, Rev. George B. Culpepper to Miss Carlotta Harper were united in marriage; Rev. John B. Culpepper, officiating. Groom is the son of Dr. J.M. Culpepper of Taylor County(Groom is a writer for the newspaper and is called "Zanthippus".).
  4. Bibb County Court of the Ordinary, Bibb Co., GA Marriages Index, 1823-1963, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Film # 394,094.
    George B. Culpepper and Carlotta B. Harper on 11 Apr 1888 by John B. Culpepper in Bibb Co., GA, Book G-228.
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 13 at J. M. Culpepper house but.
  6. Harold Lawrence, Methodist Preachers of GA 1783-1900, United Methodist Church, North GA Conference.
    p 131 has 10.

Ida Kate Merritt

F, (1 November 1863 - 6 April 1892)
FatherWilliam B. Merritt (s 1833 - )
Birth*1 November 1863 Ida was born on 1 November 1863.1 
Marriage*18 December 1889 She married Rev. George Bright Culpepper at Marion Co., Georgia, on 18 December 1889 at age 26.2 
Married Name18 December 1889  As of 18 December 1889, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*6 April 1892 She died on 6 April 1892 at age 28.1 
Burial* Her body was interred at Richland, Stewart Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* Rev. George Bright Culpepper wrote about his second wife in "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" a 25 page typed manuscript completed 8 Oct 1942: I was assigned to the Marion Circuit for the year 1889 - embracing territory in Marion, Webster, and Chattahoochee Counties. In December of that year, on December 18th, I married to Miss Ida Kate Merritt, daughter of Reverend W. B. Merritt, a local elder living near Dranesville in Marion County.... My wife contracted pneumonia and died in April of 1892, and is buried in Richland, Georgia. 

Family

Rev. George Bright Culpepper (29 March 1866 - 12 October 1948)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited15 July 1999

Citations

  1. Harold Lawrence, Methodist Preachers of GA 1783-1900, United Methodist Church, North GA Conference.
    p 131.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 13; loc LDS IGI Batch 8804805 Sheet 79.
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 13.

Lillian Mattox Shepard

F, (13 September 1871 - 18 November 1939)
FatherCharles W. Shepard (31 Jul 1847 - 15 Dec 1906)
MotherMary E. Mattox (31 Oct 1848 - 4 Feb 1929)
Married Name Her married name was Sheppard. 
Birth*13 September 1871 Lillian was born at Georgia on 13 September 1871.1 
Marriage*25 December 1892 She married Rev. George Bright Culpepper at Brunswick, Glynn Co., Georgia, on 25 December 1892 at age 21.2 
Married Name25 December 1892  As of 25 December 1892, her married name was Culpepper. 
Marriage She married J. E. Sheppard.3 
(Wife) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Lillian was listed as Rev. George Bright Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.4 
(Wife) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Lillian was listed as Rev. George Bright Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.5 
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Lillian was listed as Rev. George Bright Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.6 
(Mother) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Lillian was listed as a mother in George Bacon Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.7 
Death*18 November 1939 She died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 18 November 1939 at age 68.1 
Burial*circa 20 November 1939 Her body was interred circa 20 November 1939 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* History of Peach County, p. 228, states that George Bright Culpepper "married Mrs. Lillian (Shepard) Sheppard of Liberty County...."
      Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper which noted: Had my wife lived until December 25, 1942, we would have been married 50 years. We travelled life's road happily for nearly 47 years. "The heart of her husband safely trusted in her." When the children came, we were glad and thankful. When they were well, we were happy; when they were sick, we were sad and sat by and watched them diligently. No children ever had a better mother. We had sadness; but also gladness. We saw clouds gather, heard thunder roll, saw lightning flash; but we also saw the clear, blue sky of another and beautiful morning. We went to the cemetery but we also heard the cry of the new-born babe. We saw our children go to the marriage alter; we told them good-by when they went out into the world for themselves. Many a time we waited and watched and prayed - waiting for the doctor. We sometimes wore shabby clothes; and sometimes we were pinched by poverty. We tried to trust in God and live right. Sorrows sometimes encompassed us round and about, and we often did not know which way to turn. Finally, on the 18th day of November, 1939, my wife laid her burdens down and went home to God. But I would go through all the past 47 years with my wife just to gather with her and the children one more Christmastide - just to hang up the stockings with her once more - just to hear the joyous shouts and laughter of little fellows on Christmas morning, as they saw what, to them, was a wonderful sight. If Heaven has anything sweeter than this, I shall be glad to see it. I am the last of my line. I am standing and facing the fast declining sun. I do not know what awaits me beyond the grave; but if God will let me look into Heaven now and then and see my family and loved ones happy - that will be Heaven enough for me. 

Family

Rev. George Bright Culpepper (29 March 1866 - 12 October 1948)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited27 May 2004

Citations

  1. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Lillian Shepard Culpepper, 13 Sep 1871 - 18 Nov 1939.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 14 'in the home of Mrs. Belle McDonald' by Rev. Ed F. Cook.
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 14.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Page 120B (12), Family 316, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1866, 34, Md 7 yrs., GA/GA/GA, Life Ins. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, Aug 1871, 28, Md 7 yrs, ch 3/3, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jan 1895, 5, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Branham Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1897, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Geo. B. W. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1899, 6/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 2B, Lines 68-77, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George B. Culpepper Sr, Head, M, 44, Md3-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Real Est. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, Md2-17 yrs, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charley M. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    George B. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John S. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles L. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Brother, M, 53, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Book Agt
    Carrie C. Culpepper, Sister, F, 49, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, page 2A; Everette Square, Fort Valley, GA, Home=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    George B. Culpepper, Head, M, W, 30, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA, Attorney at law
    E. Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 29, M, md @ 18, AL, AL, AL
    B. George Culpepper III, Son, M, W, 9, S, GA, GA, AL
    L. Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, W, 5, S, GA, GA, AL
    George B. Culpepper, Father, M, W, 64, M, md @ 37[sic], GA, GA, GA, Preacher
    M. Lillian Culpepper, Mother, F, W, 58, M, md @ 22, GA, GA, GA.