Rev. Marvin Myres Culpepper

M, (20 November 1877 - 19 September 1927)
FatherJohn Butler Culpepper D.Div. (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
MotherMelvina Harper (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Birth*20 November 1877 Marvin was born at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 20 November 1877.1 
(Son) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Marvin and Oscar was listed as a son in John Butler Culpepper D.Div.'s household on the 1880 Census at Bibb Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*29 April 1902 He married Daisy C. Ross at Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., Kentucky, on 29 April 1902 at age 24. 
Residence*1903 Marvin resided at Kansas in 1903.3 
Photographed*circa 1907 He was photographed circa 1907.4 
1910 Census*15 April 1910 Marvin was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas.5 
(Son) Photographedsay 1917 He appeared as a son in a family photograph say 1917.4
John Butler Culpepper with Marvin & Ross
1920 Census1 January 1920 Marvin was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri.6 
Photographedsay 1921 He was photographed say 1921 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri.4 
Death*19 September 1927 He died at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, on 19 September 1927 at age 49.7 
Burial*circa 21 September 1927 His body was interred circa 21 September 1927 at Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., Kentucky
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 November of 1877, in Washington County [Rev. M. M. Culpepper's son, Rev. Charles Ross Culpepper, in a 20 Dec 1978 letter, wrote that his father was born in "Macon as I remember." According to Methodist Preachers of Georgia 1783-1900 compiled by Rev. Harold Lawrence, Rev. M. M. Culpepper's father, Rev. John B. Culpepper was assigned "1877-78 Crawford (Macon)." It is possible that Melvina was staying with relatives at the time of the birth], Georgia, a second child was born to John Butler and his wife, Mellie or Melvina, to whom was given the name of Marvin Myers [both son, Rev. Charles Ross Culpepper, and John Butler Culpepper family notes list the name as Marvin Myres]. This Marvin Myers Culpepper became a Methodist preacher, married Daisy Ross from Rossville, Kentucky, moved to Kansas and Arkansas, where he became a Presiding Elder in the Conference. To this couple a son and two daughters were born. I cannot give the names of the girls, but the son bears the name of Ross Culpepper, and he is a Methodist minister. Marvin Myers Culpepper died in Monroe, Louisiana, about ten years ago. He was taken back to Kentucky for burial.
      Charles Ross Culpepper, in a 12 Nov 1977 letter, gave his father's name as Marvin Myres Culpepper. He continued: J.B.'s children loved to go to the home of James Marion. Esther the oldest, Dad and Burke were very close. They played and had tea parties but had to have short grace. Dad was long winded, Burke drank all the grape juice and they learned.
      Charles Ross added that his father, "the oldest son, was a man of great ability as a man and minister. He studied law but went to the ministry."
      In a 21 Dec 1978 letter, Charles Ross Culpepper continued: Dad ran off with T. R. Roosevelt and his Rough Riders but Grandfather used clout and the fact that he had only estimated his age and he was sent home. Dad was a T. R. man all his life and went to Kansas, left the Methodist Episcopal Church South and we became YANKEE. My father was the most fascinating man I ever knew. Churches were never large enough to hold the people. He set up baseball, out-door basketball, boxing and wrestling as a part of his work with young men. One man said, "Marvin Culpepper knocks as many people into the church as some do with preaching." I grew up in Topeka, Junction City, Leavenworth and Olathe. Dad was just reaching his best when flu, heart knocked him down. Even with a bad heart he served Stuttgart Arkansas, Little Rock and finally San Antonio seeking a mild climate. He went to Monroe to be near Essy Shannon and where Burke could drop by. All their lives they were like few brothers and sister.... My father Marvin was gone at 48. 
Research note*27 April 2012 So, I talked to my dad about Oscar Burke D. Div. (our "prince") and his brother Marvin Myers. Dad said Marvin was a good fighter and that if it wasn't for his bad heart he would have tried to go pro. So Burke would take him around with him and Marvin would be there if they got into trouble. He didn't elaborate but it sounds like the two were as willing to throw a punch as they were sing a hymn.

Once Marvin was helping Burke in one of these tussles and the other guy tried to stick him thumb in Marvin or Burke's eye. Who ever was on the receiving end, bit it off. ( I will have to confirm if it was Marvin who did the biting or if it was Burke). In either case, later in life that guy saw the biter at a revival and when he went to get saved he held up his hand and said give me back my thumb you pious s.o.b. or something like that. So, princely perhaps but not gentle.4 

Family

Daisy C. Ross (8 December 1880 - January 1972)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 May 2012

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p4 Washington Co.
  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. The Butler Herald Vol. 27, No. 38, July 7, 1903
    Rev. Marvin Culpepper of Kansas visited his grandmother here.
  4. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Culpepper Connections from John Butler Culpepper (#28948), Altadena, CA, e-mail address (Oct 2011).
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 178, Page 7B, Line 86, 1649 Central Park Ave., Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS
    Marvin Culpepper, Head, M, 32, md 7 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Minister
    Daisy Culpepper, Wife, F, 29, md 7 yrs, ch 1/1, KY/KY/KY
    Charles Ross Culpepper, Son, M, 4, Sng, KY/GA/KY.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, ED 263, page 15A
    M. M. Culpepper, Head, 42, GA/GA/GA, Minister (ID: 34305)
    Daisy Culpepper, Wife, 38, KY/KY/KY
    Charles Culpepper, Son, 14, KY/GA/KY
    Sue Culpepper, Daughter, 5, KS/GA/KY
    Malvinia Culpepper, Daughter, 3 6/12, KS/GA/KY
    Cecil Post, Boarder, 20, KS/KS/MO.
  7. Louisiana Secretary of State / Division of Archives, compiler, Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/6697.htm
    Rev. Marvin Culpepper, 19 Aug 1927, 49 years, Ouachita Parish, LA.

Daisy C. Ross1

F, (8 December 1880 - January 1972)
FatherCharles F. Ross (26 Jul 1855 - )
MotherSusan B. Sutton (16 Jul 1854 - )
Birth*8 December 1880 Daisy was born at Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., Kentucky, on 8 December 1880. 
Marriage*29 April 1902 She married Rev. Marvin Myres Culpepper at Flemingsburg, Fleming Co., Kentucky, on 29 April 1902 at age 21. 
Married Name29 April 1902  As of 29 April 1902, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) Photographedcirca 1907 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph circa 1907.2 
(Wife) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Daisy was listed as Rev. Marvin Myres Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas.3 
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Daisy was listed as Rev. Marvin Myres Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri.4 
(Wife) Photographedsay 1921 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph say 1921 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri.2 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Daisy was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.5 
Death*January 1972 She died at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio, in January 1972 at age 91. 
Biography* Charles Ross Culpepper wrote 21 Dec 1978: My mother Daisy Ross was a brilliant woman with black eyes, hair to match. In two communities she was the prime force to establish a Library. She managed well and when Dad had his bad heart she was already teaching a large S[unday]. S[chool]. Class and applied for a Local Licence to Preach. On bad times she went in the pulpit and as a young man she impressed me. 

Family

Rev. Marvin Myres Culpepper (20 November 1877 - 19 September 1927)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 May 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Culpepper Connections from John Butler Culpepper (#28948), Altadena, CA, e-mail address (Oct 2011).
    from Ross family Bible.
  2. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Culpepper Connections from John Butler Culpepper (#28948), Altadena, CA, e-mail address (Oct 2011).
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 178, Page 7B, Line 86, 1649 Central Park Ave., Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS
    Marvin Culpepper, Head, M, 32, md 7 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Minister
    Daisy Culpepper, Wife, F, 29, md 7 yrs, ch 1/1, KY/KY/KY
    Charles Ross Culpepper, Son, M, 4, Sng, KY/GA/KY.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, ED 263, page 15A
    M. M. Culpepper, Head, 42, GA/GA/GA, Minister (ID: 34305)
    Daisy Culpepper, Wife, 38, KY/KY/KY
    Charles Culpepper, Son, 14, KY/GA/KY
    Sue Culpepper, Daughter, 5, KS/GA/KY
    Malvinia Culpepper, Daughter, 3 6/12, KS/GA/KY
    Cecil Post, Boarder, 20, KS/KS/MO.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 37-25, Sheet #10-A, Page 159, Line 31, 210 Austin Ave, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA
    Home rented, Amount=$30, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Daisy Culpepper, Head, F, 47, Wid, [email protected], KY/KY/KY, Mgr., Cafeteria
    Sue L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, KS/GA/KY
    Melvina Culpepper, Dau, F, 14, KS/GA/KY.

Oscar Burke Culpepper D.Div.

M, (8 April 1880 - 24 August 1948)
FatherJohn Butler Culpepper D.Div. (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
MotherMelvina Harper (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Birth*8 April 1880 Oscar was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 8 April 1880. 
(Son) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Marvin and Oscar was listed as a son in John Butler Culpepper D.Div.'s household on the 1880 Census at Bibb Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*15 May 1900 He married Katherine Reginold at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, on 15 May 1900 at age 20.
Burke and Kate (Reginold) Culpepper
1900 Census*1 June 1900 Oscar was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Stillwater, Payne Co., Oklahoma.2 
Photographed*circa 1905 He was photographed circa 1905 at Mississippi.3
Rev. Burke Culpepper
1910 Census*15 April 1910 Oscar was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lowndes Co., Georgia.4 
Biography13 June 1916 A Victorious Battle in Van Buren, or 18 Days of Rattling the Teeth of the Devil:
A Brief Synopsis of the Dr. Oscar Burke Culpepper Revival in Van Buren, Arkansas
June 13-30th, 1916

By Rev. Charles Smith, Jr.

A biographer always has two problems that are the Sine qua non of his success. They must adequately interpret their subject to the reader and they must synthesize the details of their subject's life so that they present a memorable pattern. It is difficult to compress Mr. Culpepper's experience into a fine tune pattern when he came to the River Valley, but it can be certain he came with the right motives in mind.
     It was noon on June 13, 1916, when the short and stocky Burke, along with his family, arrived in Van Buren to conduct a series of meetings in a large tent on Broadway and 8th streets. When Burke came to Van Buren he was 36 years old and had been preaching for 27 years. He began preaching at the young age of eight under the watchful eye of his father, Rev. John B. Culpepper. John was also a Methodist preacher and was very well known in his circuit in Georgia. John also worked occasionally with the Methodist evangelist, Rev. Samuel (Sam) Porter Jones. Burke had a deep admiration for Mr. Jones and his father and enjoyed the times he had spent going along with his father to hear the two preachers preach.
     It is evident that Burke's father made a deep impression upon his young son and began taking him on his circuits to sing the hymns and to preach. It was in these earlier times that it was the intent of most preachers to pass their "mantle" onto their children. This was certainly the case with other contemporaries of Burke's day, Mordecai Ham, Sam P. Jones, and "Gipsy" Rodney Smith. Eventually Burke was licensed to preach at the age of 19, in 1899, by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. It was after the death of Rev. Sam P. Jones in 1906 that many newspaper journalists began to call Burke the "Sam Jones of today" after 1912 he was termed the "Billy Sunday of the South".
     Assailing sin and worldly wealth with volley upon volley of vituperation, Burke Culpepper, would race up and down the platform and even into the aisles of the churches he visited, while he exhorted, fighting sin to the point of "rattling the very teeth of the devil himself." As like other evangelists of his day, he had his own song leader which was John U Robinson. Burke came to Van Buren after he had successfully held several revivals in Conway, Arkansas (Jan-Feb. 1916), Jonesboro and other cities. Unlike preaching in the new sanctuary of the First Methodist Church in Conway, Burke came to the large revival tent that was pitched on Broadway and Eighth Street.
     On the first night of the services the local newspaper, the Van Buren Press-Argus made mention that, "His (Burke) text for the evening hour was from the Scripture, " I am the Vine and you are the branches," for about thirty minutes Rev. Culpepper drew lessons for his hearers as rapidly as the noted cartoonists on the movie screen. He is true to Christianity in action as across the length of the platform he paces and at times runs, firing truths at the congregation like a rapid fire coast defense gun, mingling the slang of today with flights of real eloquence."
     It also made mention that he plows with a deep plow and is said to have brought his plow with him to Van Buren. "He at all times holds the complete attention of the audience." He was able to do this because he refused to use notes or manuscripts of any type and yet he had a repertoire of over 1,000 sermons.
     It was noted on the third night that Burke announced that he was "to skin a tom cat on the platform" and this he metaphorically did. "In his earnestness, he left the platform and walked up and down the aisles, thundering truths at the listeners." It was notated that he would shout, "Hear me, sin will get your tag, brother, no matter who you are, no matter what position you occupy, sin will get your tag. Kill your big dog sin and you have conquered all the little vices of hell that bark at your heels."
     It was by the fourth service that the headlines read, "Deep Interest Being Manifested", one journalist made mention that "the attendance from Fort Smith increases each night and many remained in their automobiles during the service." As the attendance increased every evening, it was the same at the afternoon meetings, as well. Every afternoon for one hour (3-4 PM) Burke would speak a special message at different areas of Van Buren to draw more people to the evening service. By June 19th the crowds were reaching between 1500 and 2,000. The next day, the 20th, Burke was to address the business men, but was moved to the 21st to "give every business man in the city an opportunity to attend this meeting." And "that much good will result and promises to be a greater interest shown in those things that make for a better city, a cleaner city, and for a happier community."
     The newspaper even listed the names of the men and their businesses that would close for the Culpepper meetings from 3 to 4 PM. Following this, the sermon topic that night was the funeral sermon of Hatchett and Hammer, which was one of Burke's most powerful messages on civic righteousness and was preached especially to the Chamber of Commerce and the business men of the River Valley. It was on the 23rd that Burke offered his first call to converts, preaching primarily to the railroad men and their families. He preached on the subject of "The Cannonball to Heaven and the Cannonball to Hell". As he gave the invitation, between 25 and 30 responded.
     When June the 26th rolled around the headlines stated, "Culpepper Meeting Continues with Interest". It made mention that "Fort Smith, Ozark, and other nearby towns and the surrounding country sent delegations to the night service. The streets about the tabernacle were crowded with vehicles, and every available seat, in and near the tent was occupied, with many standing."
     It was also on this day that 42 went forward for prayer when the call was given. On the 27th more large numbers went forward for prayer and by the 28th there were 50 conversions. The headlines from the Thursday night edition of the Van Buren Press-Argus stated, "Closing Most Successful Revival Here", and under Burke's picture it made mention that, "Rev. Burke Culpepper will close a remarkable 18 days revival at the tabernacle, corner of 8th and Broadway tonight and will leave at once for Helena, where he will begin a revival next Sunday. Rev. Culpepper has probably addressed a larger number of people each day he has been in the city than any evangelist that ever held a meeting here. Interest has never waned, but increased from day to day and many conversions have resulted. The Evangelist has had the cooperation of our business men, all of whom have closed their stores for an hour each afternoon in order that their employees might attend. The discourses of the evangelist touched every phase of life. He devoted much time to municipal shortcomings in Van Buren. He told some very unpleasant truths and pointed out many faults existing here that were having a retarding effect upon the physical growth and development of the city and were dwarfing the spiritual growth of our citizens and his visit here will no doubt result in much good. During the revival Rev. Culpepper was very materially assisted by Mr. John U. Robinson, choir director, by the organization of a strong choir immediately upon his arrival here, together with his many solos, made the song service each day a most helpful and inspiring aid to the evangelist. It is understood that Rev. Culpepper and Mr. Robinson expects to visit Fort Smith next season."
     With the closing of the services, Friday's edition of the Van Buren Press-Argus, made mention that Rev. Culpepper… "will not hold a meeting under a contract for a certain sum of money…his method of receiving remuneration is to pass out envelopes in which those who so desire may place a free-will offering". After the envelopes were taken up the amount was known to be $722.10, they had notated as well that 300 conversions were the result of this mission. As Burke and his family were to leave it was made mention that he and his songster, Mr. Robinson was to have their next mission at Helena, Arkansas on July 2, 1916. In their efforts Burke and Robinson saw another revival refresh the people and revitalize their faith.5

 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Oscar was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.6 
Photographedsay 1925 He was photographed say 1925 at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.7
Dr. Burke Culpepper
Photographedsay 1930 He was photographed say 1930 at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.8
Rev. Burke Culpepper -- Fighter of Sin
Photographedcirca 1946 He was photographed circa 1946 at Harris Memorial Church, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee,
Left to right: Katherine (Day) Skinner and Mr. Skinner, Richard C. Skinner, and the Rev. Oscar Burke Culpepper, Christening his first great grandson.9
Richard Skinner Christening
Death*24 August 1948 He died at Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky, on 24 August 1948 at age 68.10 
Burial*circa 27 August 1948 His body was interred circa 27 August 1948 at Forest Hills Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee
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 the year 1879, in Fort Valley, Georgia, a third child was born to John Butler Culpepper and his wife, Melvina, who was given the name of Oscar Burke. He became a Methodist preacher, and at the present time (September 26, 1942) is one of the general evangelists of the Methodist Church, and lives in Memphis, Tennessee. His wife is Catherine Reginol Culpepper. They have several children and one of their sons is an eye, ear,nose and throat specialist in Birmingham, I think he bears the name of Oscar Burke, Jr. Another son, James, is a preacher.
     Charles Ross Culpepper wrote, 12 Nov 1977, that "Burke Culpepper was a brilliant evangelist. I was with him two years.... As a pastor I had Uncle Burke with me on five occasions and since Dad [Marvin M. Culpepper] died in 1927, he [Oscar Burke Culpepper, Sr.] was like a second father." Mrs. Robert Joseph Culpepper wrote in a June 1977 letter that Rev. Burke Culpepper had written a book Put God First in which he mentioned his father John B. Culpepper, D.D. and his mother, Melvina.
     A booklet Getting Acquainted With Father was found among personal papers of Ida W. and Edgar C. Culpepper of Lone Oak, GA and was preserved by a niece, Eleanor Culpepper Willingham. The booklet had the following dedication: Sacredly dedicated to the honor of ONE LIVING BURKE CULPEPPER, whose service to Corsicana has been of inestimable value to the religious live of her citizenship, this story from his convert, W. O. Saunders, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is reproduced in pamphlet form from the February, 1923, issue of the American Magazine.
     The following is from the INTRODUCTION of the same booklet: WITH the hope that every man or woman, boy or girl who reads this story will be more thoughtful concerning his or her father, more attentive to his happiness, and more appreciative of him, more than twenty Corsicana people have joined Hastings Harrison, General Secretary, and W. S. Goode, Boys Work Secretary, of the Y. M. C. A. in defraying the expense of printing this pamphlet. This story is taken from the February, 1923, issue of the American Magazine, and is given you in pamphlet form free of charge. W. O. Saunders is editor and publisher of the Independent Newspaper of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The Independent has the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States in proportion to population. In the June, 1922, issue of the American Magazine is Mr. Saunder's life's history, written by himself, entitled "The Autobiography of a Crank." As a writer he called a spade a spade, and stood out for what he believed was right, regardless of public opinion. His relationship to the people of his community was unpleasant. He was the victim of many fistic encounters, threats of violence, and was way laid many times. His trouble led finally to a gun battle between himself and some irate Church people, whom he had written about in an issue of the Independent. The most of the community turned against him, and he was recognized as an infidel. The following taken from his autobiography in the 1922 June issue of the American gives an account of his conversion, and because of its local interest is herein reproduced: "Half of the reading citizens of the town didn't speak to me. I was a social outcast. 'The Independent' was taboo in many of the so-called respectable homes. I could get almost no local advertising. "Then came to town one Burke Culpepper, an evangelist of Memphis, Tenn. A tent was pitched for him, and he began a series of union revival services, backed by all the churches. I stayed away from his meetings until it was necessary for me to attend at least one service to write about it intelligently. The evangelist captured me. He was different from the common run. The fellow was pleading with the church people to take Christ into their lives. He said a man who professed to be a Christian and who wasn't on speaking terms with every man in his town ought to get right with God or get out of the church. That sounded like honest-to-God religion to me. I went to hear Burke Culpepper again. "My second appearance at the tent was the signal for a determined and united effort upon the part of the active brethren and sisters to save my soul. It was an embarrassing situation to me, and I might have quit the meeting but for an invitation from the evangelist for anyone to testify as to any benefit derived from the meetings. I came to my feet. I told the evangelist and his audience of possibly two thousand that I was delighted with the message he had brought to the people, that nowhere in any of my writings against preachers and churchianity [sic] would they find one word in conflict with the gospel of Jesus of Nazareth. I told them that if there was any great divergence in our views it was that I believed the teachings of Jesus were practicable, and the church didn't. I was sure the church did not believe in the practical application of the teachings of the Master; because, while stressing its creeds and dogmas, it had utterly refrained from frankly facing the economic obstacles to a literal acceptance of Christ's teachings. "There was an embarrassing silence following my qualified confession of faith and expression of doubt. And then the evangelist stepped to the very front of his platform, and leaning far out, told the congregation not to worry about the salvation of W. O. Saunders. 'I behold in him a man who is seeking God for himself, a man capable of thinking for himself. He will find God.' "That evangelist from Memphis, Tenn., knew how to handle a crank. "Before he finished his campaign in Elizabeth City he had persuaded the church people themselves to bury their differences. He went into the very courthouse, where court was in session. Two lawyers in that court had been implacable enemies for years, and one had carried murder in his heart for the other. Before Burke Culpepper got through with them they had their arms around each other's neck, and everybody in the court room was shaking hands with everybody else. "Suddenly I discovered that I, the crank, the monster, the assassin of character, had become popular. People who had never spoken to me before remembered that I had done a lot of good for the town! There was less graft than in former years. The streets were paved. Then sanitary condition of the town had improved. The town had forged ahead in every way. A year later, I was unanimously elected to represent the county in the General Assembly. "I am often told that The Independent is the best looking, best edited country newspaper in America. The Independent has succeeded only as it served its people. I have worked almost sixteen hours a day for almost thirteen years, putting my best and my worst into this country newspaper. I have given much punishment, and in turn, have been punished much for my crankiness. Out of it all I have learned a few lessons that may be epigrammatically stated: "I have learned that the American people have a lively passion for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, about everything and everybody--except themselves and their family connections. "I have learned that the people prefer entertainment to reformation. Even the medicine faker could not have sold his wares without his bag of tricks. "I have learned that there are few heads for facts and figures, but that everybody has a heart. "I have learned that I am not at all like other men, and that other men are not at all unlike me; all of us have our ideas, our ideals, our whims, our idiosyncrasies--call them what you will-- and that a graveyard no larger than a county will eventually hold us all."
     The following is from the same booklet: Governor Neff Commends Rev. Burke Culpepper Hon. Pat M. Neff, Governor of Texas, on January 29, wrote Rev. Burke Culpepper as follows: "Just before I left Waco, my home town, to come to Austin to assume the duties of Governor you held a series of meetings there, covering several weeks. The atmosphere created by you in those meetings helped me to solve several questions pertaining to my duties as Governor. "You have been preaching for three weeks in Austin at the beginning of my second administration. Your sermons have been helpful in fostering and promoting among our citizenship an appreciation of the worth-while things of life. As you leave this morning for other fields of labor, I want you to know that you carry with you my personal commendation of the work that you are doing and my sincere appreciation of the friendship that has grown up between us for the past few years. I just want you to know as you go that your services have been helpful here in the Capitol of the State, and that I am for the gospel you preach."
     The following obituary came from p. 1 of the Memphis Commercial Appeal of 25 Aug 1948: Dr. O. Burke Culpepper Dies; Preached From Age Of 8 To 68 Dr. Oscar Burke Culpepper, a Methodist evangelist who preached his first sermon at the age of eight and his last early this week, died yesterday afternoon at 4:15 in Bowling Green, KY. The 68-year-old Memphian was in Bowling Green to conduct one of the revivals for which he was famed throughout the South. A heart ailment which he had periodically ignored to carry on his work was the cause of his death. Dr. Culpepper was one of a widely known family of general evangelists and ministers. His father, the Rev. John B. Culpepper, was the fountain head of 25 men of God, representing three Culpepper generations, at the time of his death in Memphis in 1937. Called Himself "Prayer Baby" Dr. Culpepper was one of the general evangelists of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He was fond of referring to himself as a "prayer baby." Like Hannah of Biblical times, he used to say, his mother prayed that he might become a preacher even before he was born. As a child he felt the call. He began to accompany his pioneering father on evangelistic trips. Then, after 12 to 15 years of apprenticeship, he struck out on his own. He was one of the first to become a member of the Evangelistic Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The association placed him on the Board of Control and made him secretary-treasurer. It is said he led hundreds of thousands to a better way of life. Making his headquarters at his home at 536 LeMaster, he took to the road every two weeks, or so, for many years. One Son Is Pastor Dr. Culpepper, who was educated at Macon, GA, and Asbury College, Wilmore, KY, moved to Memphis 35 years ago. One of his two sons, the Rev. James Culpepper of St. Clair, MO, is a Methodist pastor. The other son, Dr. Oscar Burke Culpepper, Jr., is a Birmingham optometrist. He also leaves his wife, Mrs. Kate Culpepper, and a daughter, Mrs. John Day, of Memphis. The body will be returned to Memphis this afternoon. National Funeral Home will be in charge. Publication: Put God First by Rev. Burke Culpepper, D.D; A series of evangelistic sermons delivered through the south and west. Louisville, KY, Pentecostal Publishing Co. [c1925] 168 p. 19 1/2 cm. Library of Congress BV3797.C85 NC 0828 917 also Duke University Durham. 
Research note*27 April 2012 So, I talked to my dad about Oscar Burke D. Div. (our "prince") and his brother Marvin Myers. Dad said Marvin was a good fighter and that if it wasn't for his bad heart he would have tried to go pro. So Burke would take him around with him and Marvin would be there if they got into trouble. He didn't elaborate but it sounds like the two were as willing to throw a punch as they were sing a hymn.

Once Marvin was helping Burke in one of these tussles and the other guy tried to stick him thumb in Marvin or Burke's eye. Who ever was on the receiving end, bit it off. ( I will have to confirm if it was Marvin who did the biting or if it was Burke). In either case, later in life that guy saw the biter at a revival and when he went to get saved he held up his hand and said give me back my thumb you pious s.o.b. or something like that. So, princely perhaps but not gentle.11 

Family

Katherine Reginold (circa 1882 - )
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited16 May 2012

Citations

  1. 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.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 190, Sheet 29B, Pg 214A, Gen.com Im-6, 3 Ward, Stillwater, Payne Co., OK
    Oscar B. Culpepper, Head, M, Apr-1879, 21, md-0 yrs, GA GA GA, Evangelist
    Kattie B. Culpepper, Wife, F, Mar-1882, 18, md-0 yrs, Ch 0/0, TN TN TN.
  3. John Butler Culpepper, Happy Home, Louisville, Kentucky: Pickett Publishing Company, 1905.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 121, Page 10B, Valdosta District, Lowndes Co., GA
    Burke Culpepper, Head, M, 31, Md 10, GA/GA/GA, Preacher
    Kate Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, Md 10, Ch 3/3, TN/TN/TN
    Oscar Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, MO/GA/TN
    Katherine Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, S, MS/GA/TN
    James Culpepper, Son, M, 3, S, MS/GA/TN.
  5. A Victorious Battle in Van Buren, or 18 Days of Rattling the Teeth of the Devil: A Brief Synopsis of the Dr. Oscar Burke Culpepper Revival in Van Buren, Arkansas, June 13-30th, 1916, article written by Rev. Charles Smith Jr., 2211 Quarry Drive, Van Buren, Arkansas 72956, e-mail address and submitted to Warren Culpepper, 16 Aug 2010.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Memphis Ward 16, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1764; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 158; Image: 347.

    Name Age
    Burke Culpepper 40
    Kate Culpepper 37
    Oscar Culpepper 18
    Katharine Culpepper 16
    James Culpepper 13
    Fred Reginnold 72
    Kate Reginnold 65
    Claudie Johnson 25.
  7. James Marion Culpepper, Burke Culpepper Prince of Evangelists, Louisville, KY: The Herald Press, 1952.
    opposite Title Page, courtesy of Richard C. Kearney, Ph. D.

    Caption on page: Dr. Burke Culpepper.
  8. James Marion Culpepper, Burke Culpepper Prince of Evangelists, Louisville, KY: The Herald Press, 1952.
    Page 69, courtesy of Richard C. Kearney, Ph. D.

    Caption on page is "Fighter of Sin."
  9. James Marion Culpepper, Burke Culpepper Prince of Evangelists, Louisville, KY: The Herald Press, 1952.
    Page 129, courtesy of Richard C. Kearney, Ph. D.
  10. Commonwealth of Kentucky / Health Data Branch, compiler, Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3077
    O. B. Culpepper, 24 Aug 1948 at age 68, Warren Co., KY, Residence: Tennessee, 48, 19625.
  11. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Culpepper Connections from John Butler Culpepper (#28948), Altadena, CA, e-mail address (Oct 2011).

Katherine Reginold

F, (circa 1882 - )
FatherFrederick Reginold (c 1848 - )
MotherKate (?) (c 1855 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Kate. 
Birth*circa 1882 Katherine was born at Tennessee circa 1882. 
Marriage*15 May 1900 She married Oscar Burke Culpepper D.Div. at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, on 15 May 1900.
Burke and Kate (Reginold) Culpepper
Married Name15 May 1900  As of 15 May 1900, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Katherine was listed as Oscar Burke Culpepper D.Div.'s wife on the 1900 Census at Stillwater, Payne Co., Oklahoma.1 
(Wife) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Katherine was listed as Oscar Burke Culpepper D.Div.'s wife on the 1910 Census at Lowndes Co., Georgia.2 
Census*1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Lowndes Co., Georgia, in 1910. 
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Katherine was listed as Oscar Burke Culpepper D.Div.'s wife on the 1920 Census at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.3 
Census1920 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in 1920. 
Biography* In the entry for her son, James, on p. 167 of Who's Who in Methodism published in 1952 by A. N. Marquis Co., Kate's last name was given as "Walker." Rev. George Bright Culpepper in "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" a 25 page typed manuscript completed 8 Oct 1942, Rev. Burke Culpepper's wife was given as "Katherine Reginol Culpepper." The 1920 census lists her father and mother as Fred and Kate Reginold. 

Family

Oscar Burke Culpepper D.Div. (8 April 1880 - 24 August 1948)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited4 October 2007

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 190, Sheet 29B, Pg 214A, Gen.com Im-6, 3 Ward, Stillwater, Payne Co., OK
    Oscar B. Culpepper, Head, M, Apr-1879, 21, md-0 yrs, GA GA GA, Evangelist
    Kattie B. Culpepper, Wife, F, Mar-1882, 18, md-0 yrs, Ch 0/0, TN TN TN.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 121, Page 10B, Valdosta District, Lowndes Co., GA
    Burke Culpepper, Head, M, 31, Md 10, GA/GA/GA, Preacher
    Kate Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, Md 10, Ch 3/3, TN/TN/TN
    Oscar Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, MO/GA/TN
    Katherine Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, S, MS/GA/TN
    James Culpepper, Son, M, 3, S, MS/GA/TN.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Memphis Ward 16, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1764; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 158; Image: 347.

    Name Age
    Burke Culpepper 40
    Kate Culpepper 37
    Oscar Culpepper 18
    Katharine Culpepper 16
    James Culpepper 13
    Fred Reginnold 72
    Kate Reginnold 65
    Claudie Johnson 25.

Annie Blanche Culpepper

F, (27 March 1882 - 1954)
FatherJohn Butler Culpepper D.Div. (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
MotherMelvina Harper (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Birth*27 March 1882 Annie was born at Blakely, Early Co., Georgia, on 27 March 1882. 
Marriage*20 May 1900 She married Rev. Wilbur Smith Park at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri, on 20 May 1900 at age 18. 
Married Name20 May 1900  As of 20 May 1900, her married name was Parks. 
(Daughter) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Mattie, Willard, Esther and Annie was listed as a daughter in John Butler Culpepper D.Div.'s household on the 1900 Census at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri.1 
Death*1954 She died at Dade Co., Florida, in 1954.2 
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 Blakely, Early County, Georgia, was born to John Butler Culpepper and his wife, Melvina, a fourth child, their second daughter. To her was given the name of Annie Blanche. She married a Methodist preacher by the name of Wilbur Park. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is a teacher in a commercial high school. They have one daughter who lives with them and is married. 

Family

Rev. Wilbur Smith Park (21 October 1873 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 December 2004

Citations

  1. 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.
  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
    Blanche Culpepper Parks, Dade Co., FL, Female, White, Vol 1631, Cert 333, died 1954.

Rev. Wilbur Smith Park1

M, (21 October 1873 - )
Biography* Rev. Park was a Methodist minister, the son of Moses Smith Park and Charlotte Sofia ANGELL HUKE. The family removed from Mississippi to Davilla, Milam Co., Texas and from there to Randall Co., Texas, where Wilbur was called into the ministry.1 
Birth*21 October 1873 Wilbur was born at Ocean Springs, Jackson Co., Mississippi, on 21 October 1873.1 
Marriage*20 May 1900 He married Annie Blanche Culpepper at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri, on 20 May 1900 at age 26. 

Family

Annie Blanche Culpepper (27 March 1882 - 1954)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited13 July 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 14 May 2005 to Warren L. Culpepper from Dee Park Mitchell, e-mail address.

Giles Rawls Culpepper

M, (11 May 1884 - June 1885)
FatherJohn Butler Culpepper D.Div. (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
MotherMelvina Harper (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Birth*11 May 1884 Giles was born at Talbotton, Talbot Co., Georgia, on 11 May 1884. 
Death*June 1885 He died in June 1885 at age 1. 
Burial* His body was interred at Talbotton, 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 Talbotton, Talbot County, Georgia, in 1885, another son was born to Reverend John Butler Culpepper and his wife, Melvina, a boy who was given the name of Giley Rawls [notes from a John Butler Culpepper family packet list the name as "Giles Rawls"]. He lived only a few months [the John Butler Culpepper family packet notes that he "lived 13 mos."] and is buried in Talbotton. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Citations

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

Lorna Holt Culpepper

F, (23 March 1886 - May 1886)
FatherJohn Butler Culpepper D.Div. (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
MotherMelvina Harper (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Birth*23 March 1886 Lorna was born at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 23 March 1886. 
Death*May 1886 She died at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, in May 1886. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Talbotton, Talbot Co., Georgia.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Citations

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

Mattie Key Culpepper

F, (31 August 1887 - after 1948)
FatherJohn Butler Culpepper D.Div. (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
MotherMelvina Harper (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Birth*31 August 1887 Mattie was born at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 31 August 1887. 
(Daughter) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Mattie, Willard, Esther and Annie was listed as a daughter in John Butler Culpepper D.Div.'s household on the 1900 Census at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri.1 
Marriage*circa 1908 She married John Goldsberry Mackey circa 1908. 
Married Namecirca 1908  As of circa 1908, her married name was Mackey. 
Death*after 1948 She died at Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida, after 1948. 
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 1887 another daughter came to this couple who was given the name, Mattie Key. She married a man named Goldsberry Mackey, and with her husband she is living [5 Oct 1942] down beyond Tampa, Florida. They had two children, a son and daughter; the son bears the name Goldsberry; I think the daughter is dead.
      In 1937, Mrs. Mackey was living in Orlando, FL. 

Family

John Goldsberry Mackey (circa 1884 - )
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 December 2004

Citations

  1. 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.

John Goldsberry Mackey

M, (circa 1884 - )
Birth*circa 1884 John was born circa 1884. 
Marriage*circa 1908 He married Mattie Key Culpepper circa 1908. 

Family

Mattie Key Culpepper (31 August 1887 - after 1948)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Willard Haygood Culpepper

F, (23 April 1892 - 23 March 1922)
FatherJohn Butler Culpepper D.Div. (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
MotherMelvina Harper (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Birth*23 April 1892 Willard was born at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 23 April 1892. 
(Daughter) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Mattie, Willard, Esther and Annie was listed as a daughter in John Butler Culpepper D.Div.'s household on the 1900 Census at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri.1 
Married Name5 September 1914  As of 5 September 1914, her married name was Stevens.2 
Marriage*5 September 1914 She married Thomas R. Stevens at Lowndes Co., Georgia, on 5 September 1914 at age 22.2 
Census*1920 She was in the in 1920 census at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri
Death*23 March 1922 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 23 March 1922 at age 29. 
Burial*circa 25 March 1922 Her body was interred circa 25 March 1922 at Valdosta, Lowndes 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: In a year or two after the birth of Mattie Key, there was another daughter born; I do not know just when or where but somewhere out West. She was named Willard. She married a man named Stevens and died years ago and is buried in Valdosta, Georgia. She died in Atlanta. She left no children. 

Family

Thomas R. Stevens (circa 1889 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited3 September 2004

Citations

  1. 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.
  2. Lowndes County Court of the Ordinary, Lowndes Co., GA Marriages, 1870 - 1944, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1967, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films # 514,703 - 514,707.
    Willard Culpepper (Mrs.) and Thomas R. Stevens on 5 Sep 1914 in Lowndes Co., GA, Book G-376.
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 6.

Thomas R. Stevens1

M, (circa 1889 - )
Birth*circa 1889 Thomas was born circa 1889. 
Marriage*5 September 1914 He married Willard Haygood Culpepper at Lowndes Co., Georgia, on 5 September 1914.1 

Family

Willard Haygood Culpepper (23 April 1892 - 23 March 1922)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited3 September 2004

Citations

  1. Lowndes County Court of the Ordinary, Lowndes Co., GA Marriages, 1870 - 1944, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1967, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films # 514,703 - 514,707.
    Willard Culpepper (Mrs.) and Thomas R. Stevens on 5 Sep 1914 in Lowndes Co., GA, Book G-376.

Rev. John Butler Culpepper Jr.

M, (20 June 1896 - 30 December 1947)
FatherJohn Butler Culpepper D.Div. (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
MotherMelvina Harper (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Birth*20 June 1896 John was born at Wilmore, Jessamine Co., Kentucky, on 20 June 1896. 
(Son) 1900 Census1 June 1900 John was listed as a son in John Butler Culpepper D.Div.'s household on the 1900 Census at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri.1 
Residence*1 June 1900 John resided at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri, on 1 June 1900.2 
Marriage*circa 1919 He married Martha Ann Williams circa 1919. 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida.3 
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.4 
Death*30 December 1947 He died at Fort Myers, Lee Co., Florida, on 30 December 1947 at age 51.5 
Burial*2 January 1948 His body was interred on 2 January 1948 at Evergreen Cemetery, Saint Augustine, Saint Johns Co., Florida
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 the year 1896, in Lebanon, Missouri, another son was born, to whom was given the name, John Butler, Jr., after his father. He is a Methodist preacher in Florida, stationed at Fort Pierce at this time (September 26, 1942). He and his wife have one child, a daughter.
Charles Ross Culpepper wrote, 2 Dec 1978, of John Butler Culpepper, Jr.: This was the third son of J.B. Senior to travel with and learn preaching from a master.... John B. had a very keen mind and could remember a sermon after reading it through twice. Like my father and many others a bad heart took him away in his prime.
The following is obituary is from a Fort Myers, FL, newspaper, December 31, 1947: The Rev. John B. Culpepper, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church, died at the Lee Memorial Hospital at noon yesterday after a brief illness resulting from a heart ailment. He had held the Methodist pastorate here for three and a half years, coming to Ft. Myers from Ft. Pierce in June 1944. He succeeded the Rev. W. A. Myers. Survivors include his widow, Martha Ann; a daughter, Martha Key; two sisters, Mrs. J. G. Mackey of Lakeland and Mrs. W. S. Park of Atlanta; one brother, Burke Culpepper of Memphis, Tenn; and a nephew, Ross Culpepper of Vienna, W. Va. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday in the First Methodist Church. Arrangements are in charge of Lawrence A. Powell. Rev. Culpepper had been granted a leave of absence from the pulpit a few weeks ago. Dr. George H. Pearce of Detroit has been substituting since that time and it is expected he will continue in this capacity until a temporary appointment is made by Bishop(?) Arthur I. Moore in Atlanta. Yearly appointments to the Methodist Pastorates come in June. The Methodist minister was born June 20, 1896 in Wilmore, KY, the son of Evangelist and Mrs. John B. Culpepper. He began early religious training under the guidance of his father and continued formal study at Emory University Theological Seminary. Rev. Culpepper's first pastorate was at Bunnell, FL. He later served First Methodist Churches at Jacksonville, Key West, Okeechobee, Tampa, and Fort Pierce. At the time of his death, Rev. Culpepper was president of the Ft. Myers Ministerial Association. During his three and one half year tour of duty here he had been associated with many religious projects.
His usual residence was listed on the death certificate as: Royal Palm Avenue, Fort Meyers, FL. 

Family

Martha Ann Williams (10 January 1897 - 24 July 1976)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited8 May 2012

Citations

  1. 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.
  2. ED67 sht2 ln12 (John B Jun 1896 KY in hh of John B. Culpepper.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 5A, ED: 61, Image: 509 (13 Jan 1920), 105 St. Francis, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL
    John B. Culpepper, HH, M, W, 23, M, KY, GA/GA, Insurance Agent
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 21, M, FL/SC, SC.
  4. 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, [email protected], GA/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, F, 72, [email protected], GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr., Head, M, 33, [email protected], KY/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, [email protected], FL/SC/FL
    Martha Key Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3 9/12, Sng, FL/KY/FL.
  5. 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
    John B. Culpepper, Lee Co., FL, Male, White, Vol 1280, Cert 24244, died 1947.

Martha Ann Williams

F, (10 January 1897 - 24 July 1976)
Name Variation She was also known as Annie.1 
Birth*10 January 1897 Martha was born at Florida on 10 January 1897.2,3 
Marriage*circa 1919 She married Rev. John Butler Culpepper Jr. circa 1919. 
Married Namecirca 1919  As of circa 1919, her married name was Culpepper. 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Martha was listed as Rev. John Butler Culpepper Jr.'s wife on the 1920 Census at Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida.1 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Martha was listed as Rev. John Butler Culpepper Jr.'s wife on the 1930 Census at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia Co., Florida.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Florida.3 
Death*24 July 1976 She died at Saint Augustine, Saint Johns Co., Florida, on 24 July 1976 at age 79.2,3 
Burial*circa 26 July 1976 Her body was interred circa 26 July 1976 at Saint Augustine, Saint Johns Co., Florida
Biography* Charles Ross Culpepper wrote of the Rev. John Butler Culpepper, Jr. and Martha Ann "Annie" Williams, 20 Dec 1978: I came to know John B. at Stuttgart, Arkansas where Grandfather came to hold a meeting. J.B. was song leader and Anne was at the piano. Anne was a lovely dark, almost Latin beauty that left the Catholic Church to marry the charming John B.... Like my father and many others a bad heart took him [J. B. Culpepper, Jr.] away in his prime. Anne never recovered and spent her last days in memory of her John B. and Martha Key. 

Family

Rev. John Butler Culpepper Jr. (20 June 1896 - 30 December 1947)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited6 January 2005

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 5A, ED: 61, Image: 509 (13 Jan 1920), 105 St. Francis, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL
    John B. Culpepper, HH, M, W, 23, M, KY, GA/GA, Insurance Agent
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 21, M, FL/SC, SC.
  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
    Martha Anne Culpepper, Cert 54270, Saint Johns Co., FL, White, 10 Jan 1897 - 24 Jul 1976.
  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 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, [email protected], GA/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, F, 72, [email protected], GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr., Head, M, 33, [email protected], KY/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, [email protected], FL/SC/FL
    Martha Key Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3 9/12, Sng, FL/KY/FL.

Rev. James Martin Culpepper

M, (August 1875 - circa 1917)
FatherAugustus LaFayette Culpepper (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
MotherElizabeth Jane Brooks (c 1855 - c 1890)
Birth*August 1875 James was born at Georgia in August 1875. 
(Son) 1880 Census1 June 1880 James and Walter was listed as a son in Augustus LaFayette Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Etowah Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*17 November 1895 He married Millie M. Coogle at Macon Co., Georgia, on 17 November 1895 at age 20.2 
Employment* James's occupation: Baptist minister. 
1900 Census*1 June 1900 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.3 
1910 Census*15 April 1910 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.4 
Death*circa 1917 He died at Taylor Co., Georgia, circa 1917
From Archie Ray Culpepper: "I cannot give the exact date but my dad used to talk to me about his father who was a Baptist Minister and my father was 16 yrs. old when his dad died."5 
Biography* Rev. George Bright Culpepper wrote on p. 6 of "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" a 25 page typed manuscript: He has been dead about ten years, having died a Freewill Baptist preacher over in Taylor County not far from Upatoie, I think. The couple had several children. I am not able to follow them up; but they had one child burned to death. 

Family

Millie M. Coogle (January 1872 - 26 July 1930)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited27 May 2004

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
    James Culpepper and Millie Coogle on 17 Nov 1895 in Macon Co., GA.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 28, Page 168A (3), Family 45, Macon Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, Head, M, Aug 1875, 24, Md 4 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Millie M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Jan 1872, 28, Md 4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Lorene Culpepper, Daughter, F, Sep 1896, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Jessee F. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Oct 1898, 1, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 64, Page 240A (18), lines 19-24, Garden Valley Dist., Macon Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, Head, M, 35, Md1-14 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Millie M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, Md1-14 yrs, ch 5/4, GA/GA/GA
    Lorene Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    James B. Culpepper, son, M, 8, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Janie L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 6, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Homer G. Culpepper, son, M, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. E-mail written 2003 - 2007 to Lew Griffin from Archie Ray Culpepper, e-mail address.

Walter Brooks Culpepper

M, (6 June 1877 - 6 June 1952)
FatherAugustus LaFayette Culpepper (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
MotherElizabeth Jane Brooks (c 1855 - c 1890)
Birth*6 June 1877 Walter was born at Summerville, Chattooga Co., Georgia, on 6 June 1877. 
(Son) 1880 Census1 June 1880 James and Walter was listed as a son in Augustus LaFayette Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Etowah Co., Alabama.1 
1900 Census*1 June 1900 Walter was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Blackshear, Pierce Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*17 October 1901 He married Mary Nevada Baxter at Pierce Co., Georgia, on 17 October 1901 at age 24.3 
1910 Census*15 April 1910 Walter was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Blackshear, Pierce Co., Georgia.4 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Walter was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Blackshear, Pierce Co., Georgia.5 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Walter was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California.6 
Death*6 June 1952 He died at Altadena, Los Angeles Co., California, on 6 June 1952 at age 75.7,8 
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: Up in Chattooga County, Georgia, not far from Summerville, a second child was born to LaFayette Culpepper and his wife, Jennie, a son weighing a little less than 3 pounds at birth. He grew to manhood and married Nevada Baxter of Pierce County, Georgia, near Blackshear. To them were born two sons; the oldest was drowned while in bathing. He was about twelve years old. The other attained his majority, moved to California with his parents but a few years later returned to Georgia and at last accounts was living at Waycross. This second son of LaFayette Culpepper bore the name of Walter Brooks Culpepper; and he and his wife are still living in California, near or in Pasadena.
Virgil M. Culpepper wrote, 26 Aug 1978, that Brooks had died and that his family was in Blackshear, GA. 

Family

Mary Nevada Baxter (5 February 1876 - 12 June 1966)
Children
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. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 150, page 9B, Railroad Street, Blackshear, Pierce Co., GA
    Servant in HH of Lewis J. and Corry V. Grady
    Walter B. Culpepper, Head, M, Jun 1877 (22), S, GA/GA/GA, Farm Laborer.
  3. USGenWeb Archives.
    https://sites.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Pierce County, Georgia Marriages 1875-1925
    Walter B. Culpepper and Nevada M. Baxter on 17 Oct 1901.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 150, page 9B, Railroad Street, Blackshear, Pierce Co., GA
    Walter B. Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M1 8, GA/GA/GA, Laborer in Livery Stable
    Mary Nevada Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, M1 8, ch 4/2, GA/GA/GA
    Gerald L. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, S, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper, Son, M, 33, S, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 139, page 9B, Blackshear, Pierce Co., GA
    (A 2-p Culpeper spelling was used in census)
    Brooks Culpepper, Head, M, 42, M, GA/GA/GA, Laborer at Kaolin Factory
    Navada Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, GA/GA/GA
    Loyd Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, S, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 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, [email protected], GA/GA/GA, Gardener, Private families
    Nevada Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, M, [email protected], 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.
  7. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
    CA Death Certificate 10368: removal accomplished 9 Jun 1952 for burial in Blackshear, GA. Usual residence in CA: 547 Vermont Street, Altadena, CA. Occupation: gardener, owns business.
  8. Peter D. Gold, Rainbow City, AL, Nov 1998 report, Peter D. Gold (died 6 May 2006), Rainbow City, AL, to Lew Griffin, Nov 1998.

Mary Nevada Baxter

F, (5 February 1876 - 12 June 1966)
FatherJohn Baxter (s 1849 - 1918)
MotherMartha Jane Purdom (Apr 1851 - Apr 1889)
Birth*5 February 1876 Mary was born at Georgia on 5 February 1876. 
Marriage*17 October 1901 She married Walter Brooks Culpepper at Pierce Co., Georgia, on 17 October 1901 at age 25.1 
Married Name17 October 1901  As of 17 October 1901, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Mary was listed as Walter Brooks Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Blackshear, Pierce Co., Georgia.2 
Census*1910 She was in the in 1910 census at Blackshear, Pierce Co., Georgia
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Mary was listed as Walter Brooks Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Blackshear, Pierce Co., Georgia.3 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Mary was listed as Walter Brooks Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California.4 
Death*12 June 1966 She died at Vernon Convalescence Home, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, on 12 June 1966 at age 90.5 
Burial*16 June 1966 Her body was interred on 16 June 1966 at Live Oak Memorial Park Cemetery, Monrovia, Los Angeles Co., California.6 

Family

Walter Brooks Culpepper (6 June 1877 - 6 June 1952)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited3 September 2003

Citations

  1. USGenWeb Archives.
    https://sites.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Pierce County, Georgia Marriages 1875-1925
    Walter B. Culpepper and Nevada M. Baxter on 17 Oct 1901.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 150, page 9B, Railroad Street, Blackshear, Pierce Co., GA
    Walter B. Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M1 8, GA/GA/GA, Laborer in Livery Stable
    Mary Nevada Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, M1 8, ch 4/2, GA/GA/GA
    Gerald L. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, S, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper, Son, M, 33, S, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 139, page 9B, Blackshear, Pierce Co., GA
    (A 2-p Culpeper spelling was used in census)
    Brooks Culpepper, Head, M, 42, M, GA/GA/GA, Laborer at Kaolin Factory
    Navada Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, GA/GA/GA
    Loyd Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, S, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 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, [email protected], GA/GA/GA, Gardener, Private families
    Nevada Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, M, [email protected], 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.
  5. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180
  6. Peter D. Gold, Rainbow City, AL, Nov 1998 report, Peter D. Gold (died 6 May 2006), Rainbow City, AL, to Lew Griffin, Nov 1998.

Millie M. Coogle

F, (January 1872 - 26 July 1930)
FatherJesse M. Coogle (s 1842 - )
MotherAnn B. Tarrar (s 1844 - )
Birth*January 1872 Millie was born at Macon Co., Georgia, in January 1872.1 
Marriage*17 November 1895 She married Rev. James Martin Culpepper at Macon Co., Georgia, on 17 November 1895 at age 23.2 
Married Name17 November 1895  As of 17 November 1895, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Millie was listed as Rev. James Martin Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.3 
(Wife) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Millie was listed as Rev. James Martin Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.4 
1920 Census* Millie was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.5 
Marriage She married Levi Brimley
Married Name Her married name was Brimley. 
Death*26 July 1930 She died on 26 July 1930 at age 58. 
Biography* Rev. George Bright Culpepper wrote on p. 7 of "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" a 25 page typed manuscript completed 8 Oct 1942: Their mother married again [after the death of James Martin Culpepper] and was well taken care of in her last years. She has been dead for some years. 

Family

Rev. James Martin Culpepper (August 1875 - circa 1917)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited22 February 2002

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 6 'of Macon County.'
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    James Culpepper and Millie Coogle on 17 Nov 1895 in Macon Co., GA.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 28, Page 168A (3), Family 45, Macon Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, Head, M, Aug 1875, 24, Md 4 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Millie M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Jan 1872, 28, Md 4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Lorene Culpepper, Daughter, F, Sep 1896, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Jessee F. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Oct 1898, 1, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 64, Page 240A (18), lines 19-24, Garden Valley Dist., Macon Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, Head, M, 35, Md1-14 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Millie M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, Md1-14 yrs, ch 5/4, GA/GA/GA
    Lorene Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    James B. Culpepper, son, M, 8, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Janie L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 6, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Homer G. Culpepper, son, M, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. ED 119, sheet 2, line 80.

Otis O'Daniel Culpepper

M, (24 August 1882 - 23 July 1954)
FatherAugustus LaFayette Culpepper1 (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
MotherElizabeth Jane Brooks (c 1855 - c 1890); 
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Birth*24 August 1882 Otis was born at Pleasant Ridge, Macon Co., Georgia, on 24 August 1882. 
1900 Census*1 June 1900 Otis was listed as a boarder on the 1900 Census at Ensley, Jefferson Co., Alabama.2 
Marriage*5 June 1907 He married Mabel Killian at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 5 June 1907 at age 24.3 
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Otis and Virgil was listed as a son in Augustus LaFayette Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Otis was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Gary, Lake Co., Indiana.4 
Employment* Otis's occupation: steel heater at Gary, Lake Co., Indiana
Death*23 July 1954 He died at Gary, Lake Co., Indiana, on 23 July 1954 at age 71. 
Burial*circa 25 July 1954 His body was interred circa 25 July 1954 at Calumet Park Cemetery, Crown Point, Lake Co., Indiana
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: The next year a fourth son was born to Fayette and Jennie Culpepper on Pleasant Ridge in Macon County, Georgia. This boy grew to manhood and in 1887 moved with his parents to Pratt City, Alabama, where he worked in the railroad shops. From there he went to Pittsburgh and for many years I have lost track of him entirely. His name is Otis O'Daniel Culpepper.
In the 1910 census, the occupation of Otis was listed as a crane operator for the steel mills. On the death certificate, his occupation is listed as a "heater" for U.S. Steel Corp. His usual residence is given as 1609 North 16th Street, Melrose Park, IL. He died of carcinoma of the liver which he had had for about 6 months and metastasis to lungs. 

Family

Mabel Killian (9 July 1890 - 19 December 1976)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited12 December 2005

Citations

  1. 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.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 131, Sheet 18A, Line 1, Ensley, Jefferson Co., AL (13 Jun 1900)
    IN HH of Marion Arrington
    Otis Culpepper, Boarder, M, Wh, Sep 1882, 17, sng, GA/GA/GA, Helper to Brick Layers.
  3. Volume 41, page 456, Jefferson County, AL marriage records.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 118, Sheet 6B, Line 88, Gary, Lake Co., IN
    O. Culpepper, Roomer, M, 37, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Laborer in steel mill.
  5. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Infant Culpepper, infant of Otis O'Daniel Culpepper, died 13 Feb 1918 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

Mabel Killian

F, (9 July 1890 - 19 December 1976)
Note* From Dianne L. Killian, Sep 2003:

Mabel was my husband's Great Aunt. Her mothers middle name is either Jean or Elizabeth. There is what looks like a J between her name on her marriage certificate to Thomas N. Her daughter in law:Eva Mae Meyer Killian told me her middle name was Eizabeth. As I have not been able to find Rhoda's grave stone I am not sure which is right. I know that she died around the early 1900's. Her second husband ,John R. Bookout was ,re married by 1908.
I have a picture of Mabel with her two brothers:Thomas Henry Bennett Sr. and Marshall C.Killian Sr.


Mabel Killian Ancestry

1.     Mabel Killian b. Jul 1890, Morganville, Dade, Ga, m. 5 Jun 1907, in B'ham. Jefferson ,AL, Otis O.Culpepper.

Parents

2.     Thomas Nathan Killian b. 14 May 1865, Dade Co. Ga, m. Sept.25, 1887, in Dade Co, Ga. Trenton, Rhoda Jane? Elizabeth? Bennett, b. Aug,1869, Dade Co, Ga., d. early 1900's. Thomas died 6 Oct 1895, Mortganville, Dade Co., buried: Sarah's Chapel Cem.

3.     Rhoda Jane? Elizabeth? Bennett b. Aug,1869, Dade Co, Ga., m. (1) Sept.25, 1887, in Dade Co, Ga. Trenton, Thomas Nathan Killian, b. 14 May 1865, Dade Co. Ga, d. 6 Oct 1895, Mortganville, Dade Co., buried: Sarah's Chapel Cem., m. (2) John R.Bookout, b. Mar 1853, Cherokee/Jackson Al. Rhoda died early 1900's.

Grand Parents

4.     Joseph W. Killian b. 25 Oct 1818, NC, m. (1) Elizabeth unk, b. abt 1820, Ga., m. (2) abt 185?, Nancy Whitehead, b. 1833, d. about 1895. Joseph died 14 Nov 1874, Morganville,Dade Co Ga, buried: Sarah's Chapel Cem.

5.     Nancy Whitehead b. 1833, d. about 1895.

6.     Henry Killian Bennett b. 7 Oct 1810, Tn., m. (1) Mary Ann McDonough, b. 1825, m. (2) Martha Farmer. Henry died 30 Dec 1887, Trenton,Dade, Ga, buried: Sarah's Chapel Cem.

7.     Mary Ann McDonough b. 1825.

Great Grand Parents

8.     William Thomas Killian b. 12 Jan 1787, Lincoln Co. NC, m. (1) abt 1815, in NC, Elizabeth Bost, b. 09 Sept 1793, Warren Co,TN, d. 04 Oct 1841, Dade Co GA., buried: Old Bapt Cem US 11 N. of Trenton Ga., m. (2) Orlenia Hale, b. 28 Mayb 1813, d. 25 Mar 1846, Dade Co. Ga, buried: Old Bapt. Cem. US 11 just N. of Trenton. William died 29 Dec 1845, Dade Co. Ga, buried: Old Bapt. Cem. US 11 N of Trenton.

9.     Elizabeth Bost b. 09 Sept 1793, Warren Co,TN, d. 04 Oct 1841, Dade Co GA., buried: Old Bapt Cem US 11 N. of Trenton Ga.

12.     Jesse Bennett b. abt 1766, NC /SC?, m. Sarah Killian, b. abt 1770, d. Catoosa, Ga, buried: Salem Bapt. Ch.(No evidence of grave). Jesse buried: near Dunlap, Sequatchie,Tn.

13.     Sarah Killian b. abt 1770, d. Catoosa, Ga, buried: Salem Bapt. Ch.(No evidence of grave).

Great Great Grand Parents

16.     Samuel Cline Killian b. bet 1760/1765, Lincoln Co.NC, m. 1784, in Newton,Catawba Co.,NC, Barbara Hager, b. abt 1760, Lincoln,NC, d. 1813, Lincoln,NC, buried: St. Paul Lutherine Ch. Cem ?. Samuel died Jan 1808/1813, Lincoln Co. NC, buried: St. Paul's Luth. Ch Cem.

17.     Barbara Hager b. abt 1760, Lincoln,NC, d. 1813, Lincoln,NC, buried: St. Paul Lutherine Ch. Cem ?.

18.     John Bost b. Warren Co, Tn, m. Alice unk.

19.     Alice unk

3rd Great Grand Parents

32.     Andreas Killian b. 1702, Germany, m. (1) unk, b. Ga., m. (2) Mary Cline, b. abt 1705, Germany. Andreas died 1788, Lincoln Co. NC.

33.     Mary Cline b. abt 1705, Germany.1





 
Birth*9 July 1890 Mabel was born at Morganville, Dade Co., Georgia, on 9 July 1890.1 
Marriage*5 June 1907 She married Otis O'Daniel Culpepper at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 5 June 1907 at age 16.2 
Married Name5 June 1907  As of 5 June 1907, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Daughter-in-law) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Mabel was listed as a daughter-in-law in Augustus LaFayette Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.3 
Census*1920 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in 1920.4 
Photographed*say 1930 She was photographed say 1930.1
Mabel (Killian) Culpepper
Death*19 December 1976 She died at Melrose Park, Cook Co., Illinois, on 19 December 1976 at age 86. 

Family

Otis O'Daniel Culpepper (24 August 1882 - 23 July 1954)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited12 December 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003 to Lew Griffin from Dianne L. Killian, e-mail address.
  2. Volume 41, page 456, Jefferson County, AL marriage records.
  3. 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.
  4. 501 4th.
  5. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    Infant Culpepper, infant of Otis O'Daniel Culpepper, died 13 Feb 1918 in Jefferson Co., Alabama.

George Lovick Culpepper

M, (circa 1880 - circa 1880)
FatherAugustus LaFayette Culpepper (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
MotherElizabeth Jane Brooks (c 1855 - c 1890)
Burial*1880 His body was interred in 1880 at Georgia.1 
Death*circa 1880 He died at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, circa 1880.2 
Birth*circa 1880 George was born at Sand Mountain, near, Attalla, Etowah Co., Alabama, circa 1880.3 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 7 'in the family cemetery of the old Brooks home in 1880.'
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 7 'at the home of John Butler Culpepper.'
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 7 'on Sand Mountain, near Attala, Alabama.'

Lucy Kate Culpepper

F, (June 1886 - 31 August 1963)
FatherAugustus LaFayette Culpepper (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
MotherElizabeth Jane Brooks (c 1855 - c 1890)
Birth*June 1886 Lucy was born at Georgia in June 1886. 
(Granddaughter) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Lucy was listed as a granddaughter in Rev. Benjamin Charles M. Brooks's household on the 1900 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.1 
Census*1900 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Macon Co., Georgia, in 1900. 
Marriage*circa 1908 She married Benjamin Muray Angwin circa 1908. 
Married Namecirca 1908  As of circa 1908, her married name was Angwin. 
Census1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Jefferson Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Lucy was listed as Benjamin Muray Angwin's wife on the 1920 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.2 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Lucy was listed as Benjamin Muray Angwin's wife on the 1930 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.3 
Death*31 August 1963 She died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 31 August 1963 at age 77. 
Burial*circa 2 September 1963 Her body was interred circa 2 September 1963 at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
Biography* Rev. George Bright Culpepper wrote on p. 7 of "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" a 25 page typed manuscript completed 8 Oct 1942: In Macon, Georgia, in June 1886, I think, a daughter was born to Fayette and Jennie Culpepper. She was named Lucy Kate, for her grandmother Culpepper and an Aunt Catherine Brooks....
Mrs. M. R. (Patricia Williams) Ortega wrote of her grandmother, Mrs. B. M. (Lucy Kate Culpepper) Angwin, 3 Mar 1991: The person Grandmother referred to as Aunt net was truly an aunt. I believe she was the sister of Elizabeth J. Brooks. Grandmother said her Mother (the first Mrs. August Culpepper) died when Grandmother was three years old. August Culpepper could not raise a little girl alone and Aunt Net raised Grandmother. Virgil Culpepper was Grandmothers half brother. The second Mrs. August Culpepper must have died rather early also. Grandmother married B. M. Angwin and they finished raising Virgil. 

Family

Benjamin Muray Angwin (circa 1879 - 11 August 1959)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited11 December 2005

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 25, Page 111A (16), Family 283, Macon Co., GA
    Benjamin Brooks, Head, M, Jun 1817, 83, Wd, GA/VA/VA, Landlord
    George P. Brooks, Son, M, Jul 1867, 32, Md 8 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Nettie C. Brooks, Dau-in-Law, F, Nov 1874, 25, Md 8 yrs, ch 3/2, GA/GA/GA
    Allie B. Brooks, Granddaughter, F, Jan 1896, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Willie P. Brooks, Grandson, M, May 1898, 2, GA/GA/GA
    Sarah M. Brooks, Daughter, F, Aug 1841, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Emma L. Brooks, Daughter, F, Nov 1863, 36, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lucy Culpepper, Granddaughter, F, Oct 1886, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, Sheet 6A, Lines 5-9, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (7 Jan 1920)
    Benjamin Angwine, Head, M, Wh, 40, md, MD/Eng/Eng, Foreman/Railroad
    Lucy (Culpepper) Angwine, Wife, F, Wh, 34, md, GA/GA/GA
    Lester Angwine, Son, M, Wh, 10, sng, AL/MD/GA
    Clorine Angwine, Dau, F, Wh, 5, md, AL/MD/GA
    Virgil Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, Wh, 14, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 97, Sheet 19A, Lines 6-10, 2815 Avenue V, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (11 Apr 1930)
    Home=$10,000, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    Ben M. Angwine, Head, M, Wh, 52, [email protected], MD/Eng/VA, Foreman/Car Shop
    Lucy K. (Culpepper) Angwine, Wife, F, Wh, 44, [email protected], GA/GA/GA
    Lester Angwine, Son, M, Wh, 21, [email protected], AL/MD/GA, Fireman/Railroad
    Chlorine Angwine, Dau, F, Wh, 15, md, AL/MD/GA
    Virgil Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, Wh, 25, sng, AL/GA/KY, Clergyman/Methodist.

Benjamin Muray Angwin

M, (circa 1879 - 11 August 1959)
Birth*circa 1879 Benjamin was born at Maryland circa 1879. 
Employment* Benjamin's occupation: railroad foreman. 
Marriage*circa 1908 He married Lucy Kate Culpepper circa 1908. 
Census*1910 He was in the in 1910 census at Jefferson Co., Alabama
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.2 
Death*11 August 1959 He died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 11 August 1959. 
Biography* In the 1910 census, Benjamin Muray Angwin, his wife, Lucy Kate, and infant son Benjamin L., were recorded in the household of Benjamin Angwin, who was 83 years old and born in England. His wife was listed as Emmilu, who is 82 and born in Maryland. They have been married 55 years and had 10 of their 12 children still living in 1910. Presumably Benjamin Muray Angwin was their son. 

Family

Lucy Kate Culpepper (June 1886 - 31 August 1963)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited11 December 2005

Citations

  1. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, Sheet 6A, Lines 5-9, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (7 Jan 1920)
    Benjamin Angwine, Head, M, Wh, 40, md, MD/Eng/Eng, Foreman/Railroad
    Lucy (Culpepper) Angwine, Wife, F, Wh, 34, md, GA/GA/GA
    Lester Angwine, Son, M, Wh, 10, sng, AL/MD/GA
    Clorine Angwine, Dau, F, Wh, 5, md, AL/MD/GA
    Virgil Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, Wh, 14, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 97, Sheet 19A, Lines 6-10, 2815 Avenue V, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (11 Apr 1930)
    Home=$10,000, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    Ben M. Angwine, Head, M, Wh, 52, [email protected], MD/Eng/VA, Foreman/Car Shop
    Lucy K. (Culpepper) Angwine, Wife, F, Wh, 44, [email protected], GA/GA/GA
    Lester Angwine, Son, M, Wh, 21, [email protected], AL/MD/GA, Fireman/Railroad
    Chlorine Angwine, Dau, F, Wh, 15, md, AL/MD/GA
    Virgil Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, Wh, 25, sng, AL/GA/KY, Clergyman/Methodist.

Rev. Virgil Miller Culpepper

M, (6 September 1904 - 20 October 1987)
FatherAugustus LaFayette Culpepper (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
MotherRebecca Williams (c 1855 - b 1910)
Birth*6 September 1904 Virgil was born at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 6 September 1904.1 
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Otis and Virgil was listed as a son in Augustus LaFayette Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.2 
(Brother-in-law) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Virgil was listed as a brother-in-law in Benjamin Muray Angwin's household on the 1920 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.3 
(Brother-in-law) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Virgil was listed as a brother-in-law in Benjamin Muray Angwin's household on the 1930 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.4 
Marriage*4 August 1931 He married Carolyn Elizabeth Brooks at Macon Co., Georgia, on 4 August 1931 at age 26.5 
Death*20 October 1987 He died at Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, on 20 October 1987 at age 83.1 
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:
     After about two years Fayette went to Wilmore, Kentucky, and married a Miss Miller [this was apparently based on Virgil Miller Culpepper's middle name but in a 26 Aug 1978 letter, Rev. Virgil M. Culpepper specified "My Father was A. L. Culpepper - Taylor County, Ga., my Mother Rebecca Williams - Wilmore, Ky.]. They came back to Pratt City where a son, Virgil Miller Culpepper, was born. He became a Methodist preacher and is now (September 28, 1942) stationed at Taft, Texas. He married Miss Carolyn Brooks over in Macon County, Georgia. They have two boys - the oldest, Stewart, and the youngest, George. 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.

     Mrs. M. R. (Patricia Williams) Ortega wrote, 3 Mar 1991, that "Virgil went to the Birmingham Southern Seminary." Rev. Virgil M. Culpepper wrote, 26 Aug 1978, that he "was in the Evangelistic work for ten years and the Pastorate for 39 years. Have been retired 9 years."

     The following is from p. 299 of Who's Who in The Methodist Church published by Abingdon Press in 1966:
CULPEPPER, Virgil Miller, minister; b. Birmingham, Ala., Sept, 6, 1904; s. Augustus Lafayette and Rebecca (Willlams) C; student Birmingham-So. Coll., Emory U. Conf. Course of Study; m. Carolyn Brooks, Aug. 4, 1931; children Stuart, George, Rebecca. Pastor, 1st Meth. Ch., Cuthbert, Ga. Mem. Conf. Bd. Edn., Bd. Minstl. Tng., dist. bd. Evangelism. Trustee Andrew Coll. Mason, Rotarian, Kiwanian. Home: 418 W. Church St. Office: 1st Meth. Ch., Cuthbert, Ga.

     The Rev. Virgil M. Culpepper Died 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1987, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was 83, a native of Birmingham, Ala., and resident of Clinton. He was a retired Methodist minister, having served the church since he was 14. He served in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas conferences 39 years. Visiting at Mary Winans Wall United Methodist Church, Clinton, after 9 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Larry Robertson and the Rev. John Casey. Burial in Clear Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, Clinton. Survived by wife, Carolyn Brooks Culpepper ; a daughter, Rebecca Culpepper Platt, Baton Rouge; two sons, Raleigh Stuart Culpepper, Clinton, and George Virgil Culpepper, Fort Worth, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Arlene, David and Robert Culpepper, all of Clinton, Christopher and Katherine Culpepper, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Thomas Fiorelli, Chicago, Ill., and Amy Fiorelli, Clinton. Preceded in death by parents and a son. Pallbearers will be Ikie Roberts, Michael Haynes, Thomas B. Chaney, Manship Williams, John McConnell and George Charlet Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Leon Aucoin, Donald Phares, W.T. Wheat, Richard Kilbourne, M. Ney Williams, Dr. Gene Thompson, Dr. M.A. DeJohn, Walter Felps, Wesley Woodward, Farrell Roberts, A.M. McConnell, Jack Phares, Don Phares, John T. Phares, W. Roy Chaney, Dr. John Piker, Larry Cockrell, R.C. "Buddy" Hudnall Jr., C.F. Record Sr., Robert Hurst, Frank Vogenitz, J.I. Stewart, Judge William F. Kline, L.E. Hurst, Dr. R.K. Munson, Sid White, George Haynes and Louis S. Durham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mary Winans Wall United Methodist Church or Clear Creek United Methodist Church, Clinton. (22 Oct 1987, The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate.)
 

Family

Carolyn Elizabeth Brooks (9 April 1906 - 11 January 1991)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited17 November 2006

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. 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.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 108, Sheet 6A, Lines 5-9, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (7 Jan 1920)
    Benjamin Angwine, Head, M, Wh, 40, md, MD/Eng/Eng, Foreman/Railroad
    Lucy (Culpepper) Angwine, Wife, F, Wh, 34, md, GA/GA/GA
    Lester Angwine, Son, M, Wh, 10, sng, AL/MD/GA
    Clorine Angwine, Dau, F, Wh, 5, md, AL/MD/GA
    Virgil Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, Wh, 14, sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 97, Sheet 19A, Lines 6-10, 2815 Avenue V, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (11 Apr 1930)
    Home=$10,000, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    Ben M. Angwine, Head, M, Wh, 52, [email protected], MD/Eng/VA, Foreman/Car Shop
    Lucy K. (Culpepper) Angwine, Wife, F, Wh, 44, [email protected], GA/GA/GA
    Lester Angwine, Son, M, Wh, 21, [email protected], AL/MD/GA, Fireman/Railroad
    Chlorine Angwine, Dau, F, Wh, 15, md, AL/MD/GA
    Virgil Culpepper, Brother-in-law, M, Wh, 25, sng, AL/GA/KY, Clergyman/Methodist.
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8.

Carolyn Elizabeth Brooks1

F, (9 April 1906 - 11 January 1991)
FatherGeorge P. Brooks (15 Jul 1868 - 22 Aug 1931)
MotherNettie Greene (20 Nov 1874 - c 10 Jan 1948)
Birth*9 April 1906 Carolyn was born at Ideal, Macon Co., Georgia, on 9 April 1906.2 
Marriage*4 August 1931 She married Rev. Virgil Miller Culpepper at Macon Co., Georgia, on 4 August 1931 at age 25.3 
Married Name4 August 1931  As of 4 August 1931, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*11 January 1991 She died at Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on 11 January 1991 at age 84.4 
Burial*13 January 1991 Her body was interred on 13 January 1991 at Clear Creek Methodist Cemetery, Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.4 
Biography* Obituary:
     Mrs. Carolyn Brooks Culpepper died 8:52 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 1991, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 84, a native of Ideal, Ga., and resident of Clinton. Visiting at Clinton Methodist Church, 1:30 p.m. to religious services at 3 p.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Rod Kennedy and the Rev. John Casey. Burial in Clear Creek Methodist Church Cemetery. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Rebecca and A.O. "Dick" Freeman, Clinton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raleigh Stuart and Mildred Boeneke Culpepper, Clinton, and George Virgil and Paulette Cardillo Culpepper, Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren, Arlene Culpepper, Lafayette, David and Robert Culpepper, both of Clinton, Christopher and Katherine Culpepper, both of Fort Worth, Texas, Thomas Fiorelli, Chicago, Ill., and Amy Fiorelli, Lafayette. Preceded in death by husband, the Rev. Virgil M. Culpepper; parents, George and Antoinette Greene Brooks; four brothers, Morrisson, William Pierce, Richard Clinton and the Rev. Henri S. Brooks; and a sister, Alibel Brooks. Pallbearers will be Louis Durham, Frank Vogeritz, Leon Aucoin, Luke Darbonne, and Chappell and George Brooks. She was a member of Clinton Methodist Church. Family requests memorial donations be made to Clinton Methodist Church or Clear Creek Methodist Church. Charlet Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements.4 

Family

Rev. Virgil Miller Culpepper (6 September 1904 - 20 October 1987)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited17 November 2006

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Rebecca Anteonette Culpepper, Female, born __ 1943 in San Saba Co., Texas, child of Virgil Miller Culpepper and Carolyn Elizabeth Brooks.
  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. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8.
  4. Carolyn Brooks Culpepper obituary, The Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate, January 13, 1991, Page: 16-A.

George Virgil Culpepper

M, (circa 1935 - 11 January 2009)
FatherRev. Virgil Miller Culpepper (6 Sep 1904 - 20 Oct 1987)
MotherCarolyn Elizabeth Brooks (9 Apr 1906 - 11 Jan 1991)
Birth*circa 1935 George was born circa 1935. 
Residence*August 1978 George resided at New Bern, Craven Co., North Carolina, in August 1978.1 
ResidenceOctober 1987 George resided at Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, in October 1987. 
Death*11 January 2009 He died at Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, on 11 January 2009.2 
Obituary*14 January 2009 George Virgil Culpepper, a retired professional engineer, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009.
     Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew Episcopal Church. The Rev. Christopher P. Culpepper will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Davidson Morse.
     Memorials: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030; or Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, care of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, 2900 Alemeda Rd., Fort Worth, Texas 76108.
     Survivors: His wife of 44 years, Paulette; children, Christopher, and his wife, Marjorie, and Katherine; grandchildren, Sarah and Caleb; brother, Stuart and his wife, Mildred; sister, Rebecca and her husband, Dale; nieces; nephews; and Paulette's mother, Lee.2
George Virgil Culpepper
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited15 January 2009

Citations

  1. Virgil M. Culpepper letter 26 Aug 1978.
  2. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX.
    http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/
    Obituary of George Virgil Culpepper (#34331), published 14 Jan 2009.

Marion Culpepper

F, (15 January 1895 - after 1942)
FatherRev. George Bright Culpepper (29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948)
MotherLillian Mattox Shepard (13 Sep 1871 - 18 Nov 1939)
Birth*15 January 1895 Marion was born at Brunswick, Glynn Co., Georgia, on 15 January 1895.1 
(Daughter) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Marion was listed as a daughter in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.2 
(Daughter) Photographedcirca 1903 She appeared as a daughter in a family photograph 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 1901.3
George Bright Culpepper family
(Daughter) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Marion was listed as a daughter in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*27 October 1913 She married Zachariah Chester Wilson at Houston Co., Georgia, on 27 October 1913 at age 18.5 
Married Name27 October 1913  As of 27 October 1913, her married name was Wilson. 
Death*after 1942 She died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, after 1942.6 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, which noted: On January 15, 1895, there was born to us in Brunswick, Georgia, in what we designated as the Grier House, our first- born, as winsome a child as I have ever known. Her eyes were blue, her skin was fair, and her hair was golden. She is living now in Fort Valley, Georgia. She married a man named Chester Wilson. They have one child, a lovely daughter who is nearly 22 years old, wonderfully sweet and pretty. We named our daughter Marion, after my father. She named her daughter Frances Marion. My daughter, at this time is organist for the Methodist Church in Fort Valley, and delights in her work. Chester Wilson, my son- in-law, is in the insurance business. The status of my daughter's family is, as of today, October 5, 1942, as above.
      According to p. 228 of the History of Peach County "Marion Culpepper attended Andrew College and later studied organ with Mrs. Jelks of Macon." 

Family

Zachariah Chester Wilson (20 December 1889 - August 1968)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited27 May 2004

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 15 'Grier House' or p 17 'the Grier Place on Hanover Square.'
  2. 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.
  3. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  4. 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.
  5. William R. Henry, compiler, Houston County, Georgia, Marriages, Book E, 1896-1919, Warner Robbins, GA: Central Georgia Genealogical Society, 1989.
    Marion Culpepper and Z. Chester Wilson, 27 Oct 1913, Houston Co., GA.
  6. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 15 living in Fort Valley, GA as of 5 Oct 1942.