Fereby (?)

F, (say 1762 - )
Birth*say 1762 Fereby was born say 1762. 
Marriage*say 1783 She married Peter Philen say 1783.1 
Married Namesay 1783  As of say 1783, her married name was Philen. 

Family

Peter Philen (say 1760 - before August 1840)
Child
Last Edited5 October 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 12/28/1998 from Dave Barnes.

Elizabeth Anne DeLoach1,2

F, (say 1773 - )
Birth*say 1773 Elizabeth was born say 1773. 
Marriage*say 1794 She married Enoch Davis at North Carolina say 1794.1 
Married Namesay 1794  As of say 1794, her married name was Davis. 

Family

Enoch Davis (12 July 1768 - 12 August 1858)
Children
Last Edited4 October 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 12/28/1998 from Dave Barnes.
  2. E-mail written 2000-2004 to Lew Griffin from Jan Selleck, 1405 Bogard Lane, Lewisville, TX 75077, Phone 214-366-6587, e-mail address.

Roy Raymond Culpepper1,2

M, (20 October 1926 - 22 October 1967)
FatherJefferson Thomas Culpepper (26 May 1888 - 30 Aug 1955)
MotherAnnie Florence Peterson (28 Sep 1890 - 10 Nov 1971)
Birth*20 October 1926 Roy was born at Piggott, Clay Co., Arkansas, on 20 October 1926.1,2 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Wilbur, Roy and Jewell was listed as a son in Jefferson Thomas Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Swain, Clay Co., Arkansas.3 
(Family Member) Relocationcirca 1938 He, as a family member, accompanied Jefferson Thomas Culpepper in relocating circa 1938; Wilbur and his brother Jewell left Arkansas in the late 1930's due to the impact of the depression on farming. Following a period of odd jobs, both were able to obtain good-paying factory jobs in Detroit. With good pay and a steady jobs, they were able to bring the rest of the family to Detroit to reside. This included their father and mother, Jeff and Florence; sisters Mary and Dorothy, and brother, Roy. Sisters, Alma and Wanda, married and remained in Arkansas. (From Michael Webb Culpepper's recollection of oral history.)4 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Army in Pacific.)1 
Death*22 October 1967 He died at Warren, Macomb Co., Michigan, on 22 October 1967 at age 41.1 
Burial*circa 24 October 1967 His body was interred circa 24 October 1967 at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, Oakland Co., Michigan.1 
Last Edited19 July 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) report, Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) to Lew Griffin, 1999.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11-34, Sheet 2-A, Page 287, No street address, Swain Township, Clay Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $1600, Radio=No. Farm=Yes
    J T Culpepper, Head, M, 41, M, [email protected], TN/TN/TN, Farmer, Gen. farm, Vet=No
    Florence A Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, [email protected], AR/Sweden/Sweden, Not employed
    Jewell W Culpepper, Son , M, 17, S, MO/TN/AR
    Wibur A Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, AR/TN/AR
    Alma H Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, AR/TN/AR
    Lawanda E Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, AR/TN/AR
    Marry E Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, AR/TN/AR
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, 3, AR/TN/AR
    Dorothy Nell Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, AR/TN/AR.
  4. E-mail written Oct 2003 from Michael Webb Culpepper (#10453), Auburn Hills, MI, e-mail address.

Adelle Corine Simms1

F, (2 September 1856 - 2 July 1921)
FatherWiley Hartsfield Sims (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
MotherVirginia Jeffersonia Sterling (6 Feb 1825 - a 1900)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Name Variation She was also known as Della. 
Birth*2 September 1856 Adelle was born at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia, on 2 September 1856.2 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Virginia, Robert, Mary, Charles, Wiley, Adelle and Jefferson was listed as a household member (Adel Corine Sims, 4, F, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims in the 1860 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.3 
(household member) 1870 Census1 June 1870 Virginia, Charles, Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson, Emily and Clara was listed as a household member (Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1870 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.4 
(Devisee) Probate12 December 1871 Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson and Emily received property in Wiley Hartsfield Sims's will on 12 December 1871.5 
(Daughter) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Adelle, Emily and Clara was listed as a daughter in Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling's household on the 1880 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.6 
1880 Census*1880 Adelle was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia
(Sister) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Adelle was listed as a sister in Clara Belle Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at White Springs, Hamilton Co., Florida.7 
(Family Member) Relocationsay 1911 She, as a family member, accompanied Clara Belle Simms in relocating say 1911 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia; After her husband Sterling's death in 1907, Clara remained on the farm in White Springs, FL for several more years. Then, at some unknown date between 1910 and 1920, she relocated to Atlanta with her daughters (Louise and Clara Belle) and sister (Adelle), and opened a boarding house at 704 Piedmont Avenue. Since most of White Springs burned in 1911, it is possible that the relocation occurred in the aftermath of that fire. 
(Sister) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Adelle and Mary was listed as a sister (Adele C. Sims, F, W, 60, S, GA, GA, GA) in Clara Belle Simms's household on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.8 
1920 Census*1920 Adelle was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Death*2 July 1921 She died at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 2 July 1921 at age 64.9 
Biography* The 1880 census, siblings Charles, Adelle, Emma and Clara B. Simms are all living in the HH of their widowed mother, Virgina Sims.
     In the 1910 census, Adelle is living in White Spring, Hamilton Co., FL with her recently widowed sister, Clara Belle Simms Culpepper.
     In the 1920 census, Adelle is living in a boarding house in Atlanta run by her sister, Clara Belle.
     Adelle never married. 
Last Edited23 July 2012

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twnshp, page 236, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 64
    W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agent, RE=$15,000, PE=$21,000, GA
    V. J. Sims, 35, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA
    Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA
    Charles L. Sims, 11, M, GA
    John W. Sims, 8, M, GA
    Adel Corin Sims, 4, F, GA
    ? Sims, 2, M, GA.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 391, Unknown Townships, Antioch P.O., Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 127 of 236
    W. H. Sims, 59, M, Farmer, RE=$1600, PE=$800, GA
    V. J. Sims, 45, F, Keeping house, GA
    C. L. Sims, 20, M, Farm hand, GA
    W. S. Sims, 19, M, Farm hand, GA
    Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA
    J. D. Sims, 11, M, GA
    Emma Sims, 8, F, GA
    Clara Sims, 3, F, GA.
  5. Wiley H. Simms Probate File, (Transcribed by Warren Culpepper), Troup Co., GA Archives in LaGrange, Call No. Wiley Simms Folder/Loose.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 96, Sheet 12A, Lines 31-39, Scrub Town?, White Springs, Hamilton Co., FL
    Clara Culpepper, Head, F, 38, wid, ch 5/5, GA/NC/GA, Hotel Keeper
    Charlie Culpepper, Son, M, 19, S, FL/GA/GA
    Harry Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, FL/GA/GA
    Clara Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, S, FL/GA/GA
    Louise Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, FL/GA/GA
    Sterling Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, FL/GA/GA
    Della Sims, Sister, F, 43, S, GA/NC/GA, Hotel Housekeeper
    + two boarders.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    GA, Fulton Co., Atlanta, ED 134, page 7A; Ancestry.com image 13 of 32; Transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm

Tillah Ford

F, (4 November 1896 - )
Birth*4 November 1896 Tillah was born on 4 November 1896. 
Married Name Her married name was Culpepper. 
Marriage*circa 1918 She married John Wesley Culpepper circa 1918. 
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Tillah was listed as John Wesley Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Marshall Co., Kentucky.1 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Tillah was listed as John Wesley Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.2 

Family

John Wesley Culpepper (11 July 1894 - January 1956)
Children
Last Edited21 August 2010

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 165, Sheet 4A, Family 82, District 3, Marshall Co., KY
    J. W. Culpepper, Head, M, 24, Md, TN/TN/TN, Farmer
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 22, Md, KY/KY/KY
    Dutton Culpepper, Son, M, 2/12, KY/TN/KY.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    7328 Field Street, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
    Rent=$30, Radio=Y, Farm=N (Surname in census spelled Culpeber)
    John Culpepper, Head, 34, md @ 21, TN/TN/TN, Laborer at auto plant (ID: 9709)
    Tillie Culpepper, Wife, 32, md @ 19, KY/KY/KY
    Dalton Culpepper, Son, 10, KY/TN/KY
    Onada Culpepper, Daughter, 5, KY/TN/KY
    Goble Culpepper, Son, 3 8/12, KY/TN/KY
    Eliose Culpepper, Daughter, 1 6/12, MI/TN/KY
    Felix Garland, Boarder, 43, M, md @ 19, KY/KY/TN, Mechanic.
  3. E-mail written 7 Aug 2010 to Warren Culpepper from Beverly June Culpepper (#61228), e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written 17 Feb 2010 to Warren Culpepper from Nancy Stevenson (#61216), e-mail address.

Dalton Culpepper

M, (24 October 1919 - 14 August 1989)
FatherJohn Wesley Culpepper (11 Jul 1894 - Jan 1956)
MotherTillah Ford (4 Nov 1896 - )
Birth*24 October 1919 Dalton was born at Calvert City, Marshall Co., Kentucky, on 24 October 1919.1 
(Son) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Dalton was listed as a son in John Wesley Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Marshall Co., Kentucky.2 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Dalton and Gobel was listed as a son in John Wesley Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Michigan.1 
Death*14 August 1989 He died at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, on 14 August 1989 at age 69.1 
Last Edited6 March 2010

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 165, Sheet 4A, Family 82, District 3, Marshall Co., KY
    J. W. Culpepper, Head, M, 24, Md, TN/TN/TN, Farmer
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 22, Md, KY/KY/KY
    Dutton Culpepper, Son, M, 2/12, KY/TN/KY.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    7328 Field Street, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
    Rent=$30, Radio=Y, Farm=N (Surname in census spelled Culpeber)
    John Culpepper, Head, 34, md @ 21, TN/TN/TN, Laborer at auto plant (ID: 9709)
    Tillie Culpepper, Wife, 32, md @ 19, KY/KY/KY
    Dalton Culpepper, Son, 10, KY/TN/KY
    Onada Culpepper, Daughter, 5, KY/TN/KY
    Goble Culpepper, Son, 3 8/12, KY/TN/KY
    Eliose Culpepper, Daughter, 1 6/12, MI/TN/KY
    Felix Garland, Boarder, 43, M, md @ 19, KY/KY/TN, Mechanic.

William Andrew Peterson1

M, (say 1860 - )
Birth*say 1860 William was born say 1860. 
Marriage* He married Emma Christine Carlson
Biography* Immigrated as indentured servant from Sweden. 

Family

Emma Christine Carlson (say 1862 - )
Child
Last Edited19 July 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).

Emma Christine Carlson1

F, (say 1862 - )
Married Name Her married name was Peterson. 
Marriage* She married William Andrew Peterson
Birth*say 1862 Emma was born say 1862. 
Biography* Immigrated as indentured servant from Sweden. 

Family

William Andrew Peterson (say 1860 - )
Child
Last Edited19 July 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).

Annie Florence Peterson1

F, (28 September 1890 - 10 November 1971)
FatherWilliam Andrew Peterson (s 1860 - )
MotherEmma Christine Carlson (s 1862 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Flo. 
Birth*28 September 1890 Annie was born at Gainesville, Ozark Co., Missouri, on 28 September 1890.1 
Marriage*11 October 1911 She married Jefferson Thomas Culpepper at Piggott, Clay Co., Arkansas, on 11 October 1911 at age 21.1 
Married Name11 October 1911  As of 11 October 1911, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Annie was listed as Jefferson Thomas Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Swain, Clay Co., Arkansas.2 
Relocation*circa 1938 She, as a family member, accompanied Annie Florence Peterson in relocating circa 1938; Wilbur and his brother Jewell left Arkansas in the late 1930's due to the impact of the depression on farming. Following a period of odd jobs, both were able to obtain good-paying factory jobs in Detroit. With good pay and a steady jobs, they were able to bring the rest of the family to Detroit to reside. This included their father and mother, Jeff and Florence; sisters Mary and Dorothy, and brother, Roy. Sisters, Alma and Wanda, married and remained in Arkansas. (From Michael Webb Culpepper's recollection of oral history.)3 
Death*10 November 1971 She died at Paragould, Greene Co., Arkansas, on 10 November 1971 at age 81.1 
Burial*circa 12 November 1971 Her body was interred circa 12 November 1971 at Paragould, Greene Co., Arkansas.1 

Family

Jefferson Thomas Culpepper (26 May 1888 - 30 August 1955)
Children
Last Edited13 July 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11-34, Sheet 2-A, Page 287, No street address, Swain Township, Clay Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $1600, Radio=No. Farm=Yes
    J T Culpepper, Head, M, 41, M, [email protected], TN/TN/TN, Farmer, Gen. farm, Vet=No
    Florence A Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, [email protected], AR/Sweden/Sweden, Not employed
    Jewell W Culpepper, Son , M, 17, S, MO/TN/AR
    Wibur A Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, AR/TN/AR
    Alma H Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, AR/TN/AR
    Lawanda E Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, AR/TN/AR
    Marry E Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, AR/TN/AR
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, 3, AR/TN/AR
    Dorothy Nell Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, AR/TN/AR.
  3. E-mail written Oct 2003 from Michael Webb Culpepper (#10453), Auburn Hills, MI, e-mail address.

Jewell Wallace Culpepper1

M, (27 August 1912 - 20 July 1983)
FatherJefferson Thomas Culpepper (26 May 1888 - 30 Aug 1955)
MotherAnnie Florence Peterson (28 Sep 1890 - 10 Nov 1971)
Birth*27 August 1912 Jewell was born at Howards Ridge, Ozark Co., Missouri, on 27 August 1912.1,2,3 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Wilbur, Roy and Jewell was listed as a son in Jefferson Thomas Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Swain, Clay Co., Arkansas.4 
Marriage*circa 1935 He married Mary Ruth Hayden at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, circa 1935.1 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Michigan.3 
(Family Member) Relocationcirca 1938 He, as a family member, accompanied Jefferson Thomas Culpepper in relocating circa 1938; Wilbur and his brother Jewell left Arkansas in the late 1930's due to the impact of the depression on farming. Following a period of odd jobs, both were able to obtain good-paying factory jobs in Detroit. With good pay and a steady jobs, they were able to bring the rest of the family to Detroit to reside. This included their father and mother, Jeff and Florence; sisters Mary and Dorothy, and brother, Roy. Sisters, Alma and Wanda, married and remained in Arkansas. (From Michael Webb Culpepper's recollection of oral history.)5 
Residence*March 1942 Jewell resided at Wayne Co., Michigan, in March 1942.6 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He enlisted in Fort Custer, Sumter Co., Michigan, and served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(US Army Air Corps, Europe.)6 
Death*20 July 1983 He died at Lake Worth, Palm Beach Co., Florida, on 20 July 1983 at age 70.1,2,3 
Burial*circa 22 July 1983 His body was interred circa 22 July 1983 at Troy, Oakland Co., Michigan.1 

Family

Mary Ruth Hayden (17 September 1910 - 4 May 1994)
Last Edited19 July 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Jewell W. Culpepper, Cert 66122, Palm Beach Co., FL, White, 27 Aug 1912 - 20 Jul 1983.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11-34, Sheet 2-A, Page 287, No street address, Swain Township, Clay Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $1600, Radio=No. Farm=Yes
    J T Culpepper, Head, M, 41, M, [email protected], TN/TN/TN, Farmer, Gen. farm, Vet=No
    Florence A Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, [email protected], AR/Sweden/Sweden, Not employed
    Jewell W Culpepper, Son , M, 17, S, MO/TN/AR
    Wibur A Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, AR/TN/AR
    Alma H Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, AR/TN/AR
    Lawanda E Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, AR/TN/AR
    Marry E Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, AR/TN/AR
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, 3, AR/TN/AR
    Dorothy Nell Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, AR/TN/AR.
  5. E-mail written Oct 2003 from Michael Webb Culpepper (#10453), Auburn Hills, MI, e-mail address.
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Jewell W Culpepper, White, Married, born 1912 in Missouri, residing in Wayne Co., Michigan, enlisted as a Private in the US Army on 17 Mar 1942 in Fort Custer, Michigan.

Mary Ruth Hayden

F, (17 September 1910 - 4 May 1994)
Birth*17 September 1910 Mary was born on 17 September 1910.1,2 
Marriage*circa 1935 She married Jewell Wallace Culpepper at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, circa 1935.3 
Married Namecirca 1935  As of circa 1935, her married name was Culpepper. 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Michigan.2 
Residence*May 1994 Mary resided at Lake Worth, Palm Beach Co., Florida, in May 1994.2 
Death*4 May 1994 She died at Martin Co., Florida, on 4 May 1994 at age 83.1 

Family

Jewell Wallace Culpepper (27 August 1912 - 20 July 1983)
Last Edited1 January 2005

Citations

  1. State of Florida Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Florida Death Index, 1936-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7338
    Mary Ruth Culpepper, Cert 56849, Martin Co., FL, White, 17 Sep 1910 - 04 May 1994.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).

Wilbur Alton Culpepper1

M, (15 September 1914 - 17 August 1998)
FatherJefferson Thomas Culpepper (26 May 1888 - 30 Aug 1955)
MotherAnnie Florence Peterson (28 Sep 1890 - 10 Nov 1971)
Name Variation He was also known as Webb. 
Birth*15 September 1914 Wilbur was born at Pollard, Clay Co., Arkansas, on 15 September 1914.1 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Wilbur, Roy and Jewell was listed as a son in Jefferson Thomas Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Swain, Clay Co., Arkansas.2 
(Family Member) Relocationcirca 1938 He, as a family member, accompanied Jefferson Thomas Culpepper in relocating circa 1938; Wilbur and his brother Jewell left Arkansas in the late 1930's due to the impact of the depression on farming. Following a period of odd jobs, both were able to obtain good-paying factory jobs in Detroit. With good pay and a steady jobs, they were able to bring the rest of the family to Detroit to reside. This included their father and mother, Jeff and Florence; sisters Mary and Dorothy, and brother, Roy. Sisters, Alma and Wanda, married and remained in Arkansas. (From Michael Webb Culpepper's recollection of oral history.)3 
Residence*March 1942 Wilbur resided at Wayne Co., Michigan, in March 1942.4 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He enlisted in Fort Custer, Sumter Co., Michigan, and served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(US Army Air Corps at bases in Recife and Sao Paulo: an area and operation that ferried aircraft from the east coast of Brazil making hops to the Ascension Island and the west coast of Africa with eventual destinations in North Africa and Europe.)5,4 
Marriage*say 1945 He married Dorothy Alice Margaret Whitaker at Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, say 1945.1 
Death*17 August 1998 He died at Paragould, Greene Co., Arkansas, on 17 August 1998 at age 83.6 
Biography* Webb's son Mike Culpepper wrote on 16 Oct 2003:
"My father was very proud of his military service and spoke often about his experience in Brazil. Probably due to the uniqueness of the location his stories took on a special air when told to friends. He liked to repeat Portuguese phrases he learned while there and I still have one picture of him with some buddies in uniform in a local bar. In later years he came to incorporate WWII movies shown on TV into his reality.
"While in Brazil, he was severely injured in an accident suffering many broken bones in the upper torso and face. He was returned to the US for a year of various operations including facial bone reconstruction. He lost his right eye and subsequently suffered the chronic aches and pains associated with physical damage of this type. This, along with relapses from malarial infection every few years. I believe the Veteran's disability was classified as 80%. The disability did not dissuade him from working every day in auto plants until he retired at age 62."3 

Family

Dorothy Alice Margaret Whitaker (1 December 1914 - February 1972)
Last Edited14 March 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11-34, Sheet 2-A, Page 287, No street address, Swain Township, Clay Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $1600, Radio=No. Farm=Yes
    J T Culpepper, Head, M, 41, M, [email protected], TN/TN/TN, Farmer, Gen. farm, Vet=No
    Florence A Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, [email protected], AR/Sweden/Sweden, Not employed
    Jewell W Culpepper, Son , M, 17, S, MO/TN/AR
    Wibur A Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, AR/TN/AR
    Alma H Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, AR/TN/AR
    Lawanda E Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, AR/TN/AR
    Marry E Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, AR/TN/AR
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, 3, AR/TN/AR
    Dorothy Nell Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, AR/TN/AR.
  3. E-mail written Oct 2003 from Michael Webb Culpepper (#10453), Auburn Hills, MI, e-mail address.
  4. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939
    Wilbur A Culpepper, White, Single, born 1914, residing in Wayne Co., Michigan, enlisted as a Private in the US Army on 17 Mar 1942 in Fort Custer, Michigan.
  5. E-mail written Oct 2003 from Michael Webb Culpepper (#10453), Auburn Hills, MI, e-mail address.
    Cites his father's oral history.
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Dorothy Alice Margaret Whitaker1

F, (1 December 1914 - February 1972)
Birth*1 December 1914 Dorothy was born at Tovey, Christian Co., Illinois, on 1 December 1914.2 
Marriage*say 1945 She married Wilbur Alton Culpepper at Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, say 1945.1 
Married Namesay 1945  As of say 1945, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*February 1972 She died at Royal Oak, Oakland Co., Michigan, in February 1972 at age 57.2 
Burial*February 1972 Her body was interred in February 1972 at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, Oakland Co., Michigan.1 

Family

Wilbur Alton Culpepper (15 September 1914 - 17 August 1998)
Last Edited14 March 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. E-mail from Michael Webb Culpepper e-mail address to Warren Culpepper, 13 Oct 2003.

Alma Helen Culpepper1,2

F, (9 July 1916 - 25 June 1990)
FatherJefferson Thomas Culpepper (26 May 1888 - 30 Aug 1955)
MotherAnnie Florence Peterson (28 Sep 1890 - 10 Nov 1971)
Birth*9 July 1916 Alma was born at Piggott, Clay Co., Arkansas, on 9 July 1916.1 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Alma and Mary was listed as a daughter in Jefferson Thomas Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Swain, Clay Co., Arkansas.3 
Marriage*say 1937 She married Charlie Wright at Arkansas say 1937.1 
Married Namesay 1937  As of say 1937, her married name was Wright. 
Death*25 June 1990 She died at Brighton, Livingston Co., Michigan, on 25 June 1990 at age 73. 
Burial*circa 30 June 1990 Her body was interred circa 30 June 1990 at Paragould, Greene Co., Arkansas.1 

Family

Charlie Wright (22 May 1911 - March 1981)
Child
Last Edited14 October 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) report, Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) to Lew Griffin, 1999.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11-34, Sheet 2-A, Page 287, No street address, Swain Township, Clay Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $1600, Radio=No. Farm=Yes
    J T Culpepper, Head, M, 41, M, [email protected], TN/TN/TN, Farmer, Gen. farm, Vet=No
    Florence A Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, [email protected], AR/Sweden/Sweden, Not employed
    Jewell W Culpepper, Son , M, 17, S, MO/TN/AR
    Wibur A Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, AR/TN/AR
    Alma H Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, AR/TN/AR
    Lawanda E Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, AR/TN/AR
    Marry E Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, AR/TN/AR
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, 3, AR/TN/AR
    Dorothy Nell Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, AR/TN/AR.

Charlie Wright1

M, (22 May 1911 - March 1981)
Birth*22 May 1911 Charlie was born on 22 May 1911.2 
Marriage*say 1937 He married Alma Helen Culpepper at Arkansas say 1937.1 
Death*March 1981 He died at Paragould, Greene Co., Arkansas, in March 1981 at age 69. 
Burial*March 1981 His body was interred in March 1981 at Paragould, Greene Co., Arkansas.1 

Family

Alma Helen Culpepper (9 July 1916 - 25 June 1990)
Child
Last Edited9 May 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Ann Wright1

F, (23 January 1937 - circa 1997)
FatherCharlie Wright (22 May 1911 - Mar 1981)
MotherAlma Helen Culpepper (9 Jul 1916 - 25 Jun 1990)
Birth*23 January 1937 Ann was born on 23 January 1937.2 
Married Namesay 1955  As of say 1955, her married name was Dropewski. 
Death*circa 1997 She died at Milford, Oakland Co., Michigan, circa 1997.2 
Last Edited16 October 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. E-mail from Michael Webb Culpepper e-mail address to Warren Culpepper, 16 Oct 2003.