Zachariah Chester Wilson

M, (20 December 1889 - August 1968)
FatherJames Dumas Wilson (s 1859 - )
MotherElla Parks (s 1861 - )
Birth*20 December 1889 Zachariah was born on 20 December 1889. 
Marriage*27 October 1913 He married Marion Culpepper at Houston Co., Georgia, on 27 October 1913 at age 23.1 
Death*August 1968 He died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, in August 1968 at age 78. 

Family

Marion Culpepper (15 January 1895 - after 1942)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited24 March 2000

Citations

  1. 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.

Caughey Branham Culpepper

M, (9 November 1897 - 12 July 1973)
FatherRev. George Bright Culpepper (29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948)
MotherLillian Mattox Shepard (13 Sep 1871 - 18 Nov 1939)
Birth*9 November 1897 Caughey was born at Brunswick, Glynn Co., Georgia, on 9 November 1897.1,2,3 
(Son) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Caughey and George was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.4 
(Son) Photographedcirca 1903 He appeared as a son 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 1901.5
George Bright Culpepper family
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Caughey, George, John, Thomas and Charles was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.6 
Marriage*circa 1919 He married Sarah Vesta Willingham at Fulton Co., Georgia, circa 1919.7 
(Son) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Caughey, George, John, Charles and Thomas was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.8 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Caughey was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.9 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Caughey was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.10 
Death*12 July 1973 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 12 July 1973 at age 75.11,3 
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 November 9, 1897, our second child was born, a son, and to him we gave the name, Caughey Branham, after my brother-in-law (Reverend Henry Caughey Brewton) and the good Doctor Branham who attended my wife. He was as handsome a child as I have ever known. He grew to manhood and married Miss Vesta Willingham, of Atlanta Georgia.... My son and his wife both work. My son is with the Atlanta Freight Bureau; his wife is with the Atlanta Dental College. They are a fine couple. I am writing this in their home, October 5, 1942. 

Family

Sarah Vesta Willingham (5 June 1895 - 3 April 1966)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited25 May 2004

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 16; POB.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 17 'the Mott Place on Monk Street.'
  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. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Page 120B (12), Family 316, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1866, 34, Md 7 yrs., GA/GA/GA, Life Ins. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, Aug 1871, 28, Md 7 yrs, ch 3/3, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jan 1895, 5, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Branham Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1897, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Geo. B. W. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1899, 6/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 2B, Lines 68-77, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George B. Culpepper Sr, Head, M, 44, Md3-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Real Est. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, Md2-17 yrs, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charley M. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    George B. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John S. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles L. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Brother, M, 53, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Book Agt
    Carrie C. Culpepper, Sister, F, 49, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  7. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    Caughey B. Culpepper and Sarah Vesta Willingham, W, (Date?) Fulton Co., GA, Book 27-71.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 123, Page 5A, Lines 23-25, Anc.com img 9, 308 Gordon St, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Coy Culpepper, Head, 26, md, GA/GA/GA, Unemployed
    Vester Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, md, GA/GA/GA
    Jane Carr, Roomer, F, 73, wid, GA/GA/GA, Milliner in Dry Goods Store.
  10. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 125, page 17B, 926 Waverly Way, NE, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Home=$8000, Radio=N, Farm=N (Caughey Branham Culpepper, ID: 34338)
    Caughey B. Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, md @ 21, GA/GA/GA, Stenographer for RR
    Vesta W. Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, md @ 23, GA/GA/GA, Stenographer for dental clinic
    Caughey B. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, 10, S, GA/GA/GA.
  11. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Caughey B. Culpepper, d. 12 Jul 1973 at 75 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA, 024148.

Sarah Vesta Willingham1

F, (5 June 1895 - 3 April 1966)
Birth*5 June 1895 Sarah was born at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 5 June 1895.2 
Marriage*circa 1919 She married Caughey Branham Culpepper at Fulton Co., Georgia, circa 1919.1 
Married Namecirca 1919  As of circa 1919, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Daughter-in-law) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Sarah and Mary was listed as a daughter-in-law in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.3 
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Sarah was listed as Caughey Branham Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.4 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Sarah was listed as Caughey Branham Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.5 
Death*3 April 1966 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 3 April 1966 at age 70.6 

Family

Caughey Branham Culpepper (9 November 1897 - 12 July 1973)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited22 May 2004

Citations

  1. Fulton Co. GA Court of the Ordinary, Fulton Co. GA Marriage Index, A-K, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call # US/CAN Film #404,269
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/fulton.htm#Marriages
    Caughey B. Culpepper and Sarah Vesta Willingham, W, (Date?) Fulton Co., GA, Book 27-71.
  2. History of Peach County Georgia, .
    p 228 Vesta Willingham 'of Atlanta.'
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 123, Page 5A, Lines 23-25, Anc.com img 9, 308 Gordon St, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Coy Culpepper, Head, 26, md, GA/GA/GA, Unemployed
    Vester Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, md, GA/GA/GA
    Jane Carr, Roomer, F, 73, wid, GA/GA/GA, Milliner in Dry Goods Store.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 125, page 17B, 926 Waverly Way, NE, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Home=$8000, Radio=N, Farm=N (Caughey Branham Culpepper, ID: 34338)
    Caughey B. Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, md @ 21, GA/GA/GA, Stenographer for RR
    Vesta W. Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, md @ 23, GA/GA/GA, Stenographer for dental clinic
    Caughey B. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, 10, S, GA/GA/GA.
  6. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Vesta W. Culpepper, d. 3 Apr 1966 at 70 years in Fulton Co., GA; Res. in Fulton Co., GA, 009362.

George Bacon Culpepper

M, (4 December 1899 - 7 October 1972)
FatherRev. George Bright Culpepper (29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948)
MotherLillian Mattox Shepard (13 Sep 1871 - 18 Nov 1939)
Birth*4 December 1899 George was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 4 December 1899.1,2,3 
Employment* George's occupation: attorney. 
(Son) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Caughey and George was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.4 
(Son) Photographedcirca 1903 He appeared as a son 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 1901.5
George Bright Culpepper family
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Caughey, George, John, Thomas and Charles was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.6 
Marriage*24 April 1919 He married Mary Elizabeth Adams at Houston Co., Georgia, on 24 April 1919 at age 19.7 
(Son) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Caughey, George, John, Charles and Thomas was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.8 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.9 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1942 and 1945
(Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy.) 
Death*7 October 1972 He died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 7 October 1972 at age 72.10,3 
Burial*circa 9 October 1972 His body was interred circa 9 October 1972 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.2 
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:

This brings me to December 1899 and to the birth of my second son, on December 4, 1899. To this son we gave the name of George Bacon, for his father and Miss Mary Bacon, one of the teachers at Georgia State College for Women, located at Milledgeville. He grew to manhood and during the first World War worked for the Government in the War Department.

In April 1919 he married Miss Mary Adams of Atlanta. They have one son and one daughter. To the son, born December 26, 1920, they gave the name of George Brown Culpepper....

George Bacon was born in Fort Valley, Georgia, in what we called the Branch House - it having been the home of Reverend Frank Branch. The place is now (Oct. 5, 1942) owned and occupied by William M. Wright....

George B. Culpepper, Jr., is a lawyer in Fort Valley, Georgia, and has the largest clientele of any lawyer in the town or county; I would say in the counties of Peach, Houston, Crawford and Macon. He is a Mason, a steward in the Methodist Church, a Major in 4th Corps Area - a splendid man and a good lawyer.

He has had pneumonia four times, the first attack being when he was three months old. At one time, the doctor said that he was dead; but God spared him. Again when he was 14 he had pneumonia. In 1918 he had flu and pneumonia in Atlanta. Again in 1919 he had an operation for the removal of his appendix followed by pneumonia. For 18 years he has suffered from neuralgia of the heart - called by some doctors pseudo-angina. He has bronchitis several times. His energy and a good wife and the Good Lord have kept him going until this day (Oct. 6, 1942).

He is retained by the Central of Georgia Railroad for that district.... In the fall of that year [1901] we moved to the house on the corner of College Street and Everett Square, now owned and occupied by Henry M. Branham. We lived there but a few months but long enough for Marion and Caughey and George to have scarlet fever. On December 18, 1901, we moved across that Square to what was known as the Henry Harris House - still on the corner of College Street and Everett Square.

The following excerpt is from p. 228 of the History of Peach County: George Bacon Culpepper studied law in the office of his uncle, Charles Leighton Shepard, stood the State Bar Examination and later was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He was an attorney in Fort Valley for over fifty years.

The following is from Mrs. F. D. (Lee Collins) Hale from an unknown source: Lawyer, admitted to Georgia Bar in 1923. Was chief of Selective Service System in Georgia from 1918 to 1919. Was in insurance business in Fort Valley GA., 1920-1922. Was a member, and vice chariman, board of trustees, and chairman, investment co., Employees Retirement System of GA., 1949-1963. Was a member of the governor's staff, 1948-1963. Was an Honorary Vice President, American Sunday School Union, 1958--. Was a member of the American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; National Railroad Trial Counsel Assn. Was a Methodist, Mason, and Kiwanian.

George B. Culpepper was also listed in "Who's Who in the South and Southwest" in 1973: "Lawyer: b. Fort Valley. GA, 4 Dec 1899: s. George B.and Lillian (Shepard) Culpepper: student pub. schs; m. Mary Elizabeth Adams, 24 Apr 1919; children-George B. III, Mary Lillian (Mrs. Robert Lawson Harris). Admitted to GA bar. 1923: chief Selective System. GA. 1918-19: ins. bus.. Ft. Valley, GA, 1920-22; mem., Vice chmn. bd. trustees and chmn. investment com. Employees Retirement System of GA, 1949-63. Mem. Govs. staff, 1948-63. Hon. v. p. Am. Sunday Sch. Union. 1958-. Mem. GA Gov.'s Staff. 1971-. Mem. Am. Bar Assn., Am. Judicature Soc., Nat. Railroad Trial Counsel Assn. Methodist. Mason. Kiwanian. Home: 401 Forrest Dr Ft Valley GA 31030 Office: 206 Central Av Ft Valley GA 31030"

Mrs. Eleanor (Culpepper) Willingham sent the following from p. 3 of the "Hogansville Herald" for 1 Feb 1996: "Union Baptist" By Robert L. Harris, Pastor The late George B. Culpepper, Jr. of Fort Valley, Georgia was considered by many to be the best trial lawyer in the state. He was also a widely respected Sunday School teacher. For many years his lessons to the adult class in the Methodist Church could be heard every Sunday morning over WFPM. He frequently used Biblical truths or stories in the courtroom. This proved bothersome to one well know prosecutor from Macon who was often Mr. Culpepper's opponent in court. Once the prosecutor made the mistake of ridiculing Mr. Culpepper's use of the Bible in the defense of his clients. This prosecutor, in his first statement to one jury, warned them as follows: "Mr. Culpepper" he said, "Is probably going to quote lo you something out of the Bible, but I can tell you now that the Bible doesn't have anything to do with this case." Mr. Culpepper's opening words to the jury have never been forgotten by anyone who heard them. They are still often quoted in legal and civic circles in this state and beyond. "lt is strange," he replied, "that our learned prosecutor should take exception to my use of the Bible in this court room. He says the Bible has nothing to do with this cause. But you well know that every witness in this case will be asked to put his hand on the Bible and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Furthermore, the very laws by which we decide cases in every court in this country can be traced back to the 10 commandments in this Bible. If ever the time comes when the Bible has nothing to do with any case in this court, we are in deep trouble." Well, we still use the Bible to swear in witnesses, but we've taken the 10 commandments off the walls of our court houses and our schools, and we are in deep trouble in this country.

The following is from The Butler Herald, Thursday, March 13, 1919. Vol. XXXXIII, No. 18.

G.B. Culpepper, Jr., Makes Fine Business Record

The Taylor county friends of the Culpepper family, who for many years were citizens of this county and highly esteemed by all, shares with the people of Fort Valley in appreciation of the record made and honors conferred upon Mr. Geo. B. Culpepper, Jr., as referred to in the following which is reproduced from the Fort Valley Ledger-Tribune:

A Fort Valley boy's record is always gratifying to our people when it is won by conscientious effort. We take pleasure therefore, in saying a few things about Geo B. Culpepper, Jr., who for the past fifteen months has been connected with the State Military Department in Atlanta.

By order of Provost Marshal General Crowder, and by direction of Governor Dorsey, George B. Culpepper, Jr., was appointed Inspector, for the purpose of assisting in the supervision of the final work of the Selective Draft Board in the State of Georgia.

This appointment of Inspector is a testimonial of high order to the ability and efficiency of this young man, inasmuch as this work is committed to the hands of skilled lawyers and efficiency experts.

Mr. Culpepper has received generous recognition at the hands of authorities over him and the several promotions he has received are evidence of his ability and satisfactory service.

On December 10, 1917, he was appointed Chief Clerk to Major W.C. Lyle, Medical Aide to Governor Dorsey.

On May 18, 1918, he was made Private Secretary to Major Joel B. Mallet, Officer in Charge of the Selective Service Law in the State of Georgia.

On July 1st, 1918, he was made Head of Mobilization Department in Georgia, and while occupying this position he had direct supervision of the mobilization of thirty-five thousand soldiers.

On December 1st, 1918, he was appointed Chief Clerk of entire State Military Department as successor to Maj. Jno. T. Dorsey.

Mr. Culpepper was the only employee of the State Military Department for whom the Governor felt authorized to claim deferred classification on the ground of being necessary employee of the United States Government. 
News Article*20 April 1998 HR 1031 (Georgia Assembly):
A resolution designating a portion of U.S. Highway 341 as the "George B. Culpepper Highway"

Effective 20 Apr 1998

WHEREAS, the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Taylor County, Georgia, in 1866. He married Lillian Sheppard and moved to Fort Valley in 1898, where they raised six children and he served as a pastor and a friend of the community until his death in 1948; and

WHEREAS, George Bacon Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1899. George B. Culpepper, Jr., became a lawyer in 1924 and practiced law in Fort Valley until his death in 1972. George was active in local civic and political matters and was a wise and reasoned voice in community debates. He also served as an active layman and Sunday school teacher in the Fort Valley Methodist Church. George married Mary Elizabeth Adams and had two wonderful children, and he always made time for his family; and

WHEREAS, George Brown Culpepper was born in Fort Valley in 1920. He also became a lawyer and served in the United States Navy during World War II, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander from the U.S. naval reserve. George practiced law with his father until 1967, when he was appointed to serve as a superior court judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit where he presided with intelligence, dignity, and restraint until his retirement in 1982. He is currently a widely respected senior judge of the superior courts of Georgia. George married Alice Wright in 1943 and had four lovely children; and

WHEREAS, George Bryant Culpepper was born in Macon in 1947. Bryant attended Mercer Law School and continued the respected tradition of his family by practicing law until he was elected in 1982 to succeed his father, George B. Culpepper III as judge of the Superior Court of the Macon Judicial Circuit. Bryant also served four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1975 - 1982 where he was a valued colleague and will always be remembered fondly. Bryant has two wonderful daughters and is married to Donna Jones, and he continues to reside in Fort Valley where he is a committed member of the Fort Valley United Methodist Church; and

WHEREAS, George B. Culpepper, Sr., George B. Culpepper, Jr., George B. Culpepper III and George B. Culpepper IV all have made remarkable contributions to this great state and particularly to their communities of Peach County and Fort Valley; and

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that the George B. Culpeppers be honored by so naming the portion of U.S. Highway 341 that runs between Fort Valley, Georgia, and Perry, Georgia.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that the portion of U.S. Highway 341 which travels south from the city limits of Fort Valley to the beginning of the Perry bypass is designated as the "George B. Culpepper Highway" in honor of the many contributions to our great state made by the Rev. George Bright Culpepper, George Bacon Culpepper, George Brown Culpepper, and George Bryant Culpepper.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Transportation is authorized and directed to erect and maintain appropriate signs so designating the highway.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the Department of Transportation.

Culpepper Connections Note: In January 1999, George Branham Culpepper was born, becoming the fifth generation to carry the honored name of "George B. Culpepper". 

Family

Mary Elizabeth Adams (21 March 1901 - 19 January 1997)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited15 April 2010

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 17 'the Branch House.'
  2. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    George Bacon Culpepper, 4 Dec 1899 - 7 Oct 1972.
  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. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10, Page 120B (12), Family 316, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1866, 34, Md 7 yrs., GA/GA/GA, Life Ins. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, Aug 1871, 28, Md 7 yrs, ch 3/3, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jan 1895, 5, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Branham Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1897, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Geo. B. W. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1899, 6/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 2B, Lines 68-77, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George B. Culpepper Sr, Head, M, 44, Md3-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Real Est. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, Md2-17 yrs, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charley M. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    George B. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John S. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles L. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Brother, M, 53, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Book Agt
    Carrie C. Culpepper, Sister, F, 49, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  7. William R. Henry, compiler, Houston County, Georgia, Marriages, Book E, 1896-1919, Warner Robbins, GA: Central Georgia Genealogical Society, 1989.
    George Bacon Culpepper and Mary Elizabeth Adams, 24 Apr 1919, Houston Co., GA.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  9. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, page 2A; Everette Square, Fort Valley, GA, Home=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    George B. Culpepper, Head, M, W, 30, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA, Attorney at law
    E. Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 29, M, md @ 18, AL, AL, AL
    B. George Culpepper III, Son, M, W, 9, S, GA, GA, AL
    L. Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, W, 5, S, GA, GA, AL
    George B. Culpepper, Father, M, W, 64, M, md @ 37[sic], GA, GA, GA, Preacher
    M. Lillian Culpepper, Mother, F, W, 58, M, md @ 22, GA, GA, GA.
  10. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    George B. Culpepper, d. 7 Oct 1972 at 72 years in Peach Co., GA; Res. in Peach Co., GA.

Mary Elizabeth Adams

F, (21 March 1901 - 19 January 1997)
Birth*21 March 1901 Mary was born at Auburn, Lee Co., Alabama, on 21 March 1901.1 
Marriage*24 April 1919 She married George Bacon Culpepper at Houston Co., Georgia, on 24 April 1919 at age 18.2 
Married Name24 April 1919  As of 24 April 1919, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Daughter-in-law) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Sarah and Mary was listed as a daughter-in-law in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.3 
Census*1920 She was in the in 1920 census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Mary was listed as George Bacon Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.4 
Residence*January 1997 Mary resided at Peach Co., Georgia, in January 1997.5 
Death*19 January 1997 She died at Macon Co., Georgia, on 19 January 1997 at age 95
The SSDI says that she died 15 Feb 1997, whereas the Georgia Death Index says 19 Jan 1997.1,5 
Biography* According to p. 228 of the History of Peach County "Mary Elizabeth [was] the daughter of Robert Lee and Ophelia (Foreman) Adams of Gadsden, Alabama. Robert Lee was the son of James and Nancy Elizabeth (Greene) Adams." 

Family

George Bacon Culpepper (4 December 1899 - 7 October 1972)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited27 May 2004

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. William R. Henry, compiler, Houston County, Georgia, Marriages, Book E, 1896-1919, Warner Robbins, GA: Central Georgia Genealogical Society, 1989.
    George Bacon Culpepper and Mary Elizabeth Adams, 24 Apr 1919, Houston Co., GA.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, page 2A; Everette Square, Fort Valley, GA, Home=$3500, Radio=Y, Farm=N
    George B. Culpepper, Head, M, W, 30, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA, Attorney at law
    E. Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 29, M, md @ 18, AL, AL, AL
    B. George Culpepper III, Son, M, W, 9, S, GA, GA, AL
    L. Mary Culpepper, Daughter, F, W, 5, S, GA, GA, AL
    George B. Culpepper, Father, M, W, 64, M, md @ 37[sic], GA, GA, GA, Preacher
    M. Lillian Culpepper, Mother, F, W, 58, M, md @ 22, GA, GA, GA.
  5. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Mary E. Culpepper, d. 19 Jan 1997 at 95 years in Macon Co., GA; Res. in Peach Co., GA.

John Shepard Culpepper

M, (6 June 1901 - 20 August 1977)
FatherRev. George Bright Culpepper (29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948)
MotherLillian Mattox Shepard (13 Sep 1871 - 18 Nov 1939)
Birth*6 June 1901 John was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 6 June 1901.1,2,3 
(Son) Photographedcirca 1903 He appeared as a son 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 1901.4
George Bright Culpepper family
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Caughey, George, John, Thomas and Charles was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.5 
(Son) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Caughey, George, John, Charles and Thomas was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.6 
Marriage*circa 1930 He married Sara Frances Baugh circa 1930.7 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.7 
Death*20 August 1977 He died at Duval Co., Florida, on 20 August 1977 at age 76.2,3 
Burial*circa 22 August 1977 His body was interred circa 22 August 1977 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.2 
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: This brings us down to the year 1901 and to the month of June and to the 6th day of that month, when there was born to us another son. To this son we gave the name of John Shepard; for my brother, John B. Culpepper, and this son's grandfather, Shepard. He was born in what was called the Brick House on the west side of Knoxville Street, in Fort Valley, Georgia. The house is now owned and occupied by the great-aunt of John Shepard Culpepper - a 10-room, 2-story brick house, comfortable and strong.... John Shepard Culpepper, the third son and fourth child, of George B. Culpepper, Sr., and his wife Lilla, grew up to manhood and finally went to work for the railroad in the office in Fort Valley. And on October 20, 1920 went to Jacksonville and went to work for the Southern Railway where George White was Agent. He has been with the Southern Railway System from then until now (Oct. 6, 1942). From Jacksonville, Florida, he was transferred to Greenville, South Carolina. He is Freight Traffic Agent at Greenville now. Twelve years ago he married Miss Frances Baugh, of Greenville. They have two children, a son and daughter. John Shepard, Jr., is the name of the son, and Katherine Shaw is the name of the daughter. They are exceedingly bright children. They were both baptized in Fort Valley, Georgia, by Reverend George B. Culpepper, Sr., at the home of George B. Culpepper, Jr. John, as everybody calls him, is loved and honored by the entire city of Greenville. He is a Mason, a Kiwanian, a steward in the Buncomb Street Methodist Church, and is a teacher in the Sunday School, and often leads the services in not only Methodist churches but also in Presbyterian and Baptist churches as well. He is an upright and Godly man, for which I thank God. His wife is active in many affairs of the city, church and school. She is descended from the Jeffersons of Virginia. John is descended from the Culpeppers and Pierces of Virginia, the Gordons and Kings of Georgia. John was in Atlanta yesterday (Oct. 5) on his way back from Jacksonville, Florida, where he had gone to see his brother who has been seriously ill. 

Family

Sara Frances Baugh (14 May 1906 - 16 May 2006)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 April 2011

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 18 'the Brick House' west side of Knoxville Street.
  2. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    John Shepard Culpepper, 6 Jun 1901 - 20 Aug 1977.
  3. 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 S. Culpepper, Duval Co., FL, White, 06 Jun 1901 - 20 Aug 1977.
  4. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 2B, Lines 68-77, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George B. Culpepper Sr, Head, M, 44, Md3-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Real Est. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, Md2-17 yrs, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charley M. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    George B. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John S. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles L. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Brother, M, 53, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Book Agt
    Carrie C. Culpepper, Sister, F, 49, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 30, Sheet 3B, Lines 52-53, 800 North Main St., Greenville, Greenville Co., SC
    Rent=$30, Radio=N, Farm=N
    John F. Culpepper, Head, M, 28, [email protected], GA/GA/GA, Freight Agent/RR
    Frances B. Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, [email protected], VA/VA/VA.
  8. Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL.
    http://www.jacksonville.com/
    Obituary of John Shepard Culpepper, Jr. (#20578), published 12 Apr 2011.

Sara Frances Baugh1

F, (14 May 1906 - 16 May 2006)
FatherThomas Arthur Baugh (s 1874 - )
MotherKatherine Norman Jefferson (s 1876 - )
Birth*14 May 1906 Sara was born at Virginia on 14 May 1906. Sara Frances is the daughter of Thomas Arthur and Katherine Norman (Jefferson) Baugh of Danville, Virginia.2,3,4 
Married Namecirca 1922  As of circa 1922, her married name was Culpepper. 
Marriage*circa 1930 She married John Shepard Culpepper circa 1930.3 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Sara was listed as John Shepard Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Greenville, Greenville Co., South Carolina.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in South Carolina.4 
Death*16 May 2006 She died on 16 May 2006 at age 100.5,4 
Biography* Sara Frances attended Winthrop College.2 

Family

John Shepard Culpepper (6 June 1901 - 20 August 1977)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 April 2011

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 19 'Frances Baugh of Greenville.'
  2. History of Peach County Georgia, .
    p. 229.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 30, Sheet 3B, Lines 52-53, 800 North Main St., Greenville, Greenville Co., SC
    Rent=$30, Radio=N, Farm=N
    John F. Culpepper, Head, M, 28, [email protected], GA/GA/GA, Freight Agent/RR
    Frances B. Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, [email protected], VA/VA/VA.
  4. 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
  5. E-mail written 18 May 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Lew Culpepper, Albany, GA, Phone 229-434-0833, e-mail address.
  6. Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL.
    http://www.jacksonville.com/
    Obituary of John Shepard Culpepper, Jr. (#20578), published 12 Apr 2011.

Thomas Jackson Culpepper

M, (27 January 1904 - 26 December 1971)
FatherRev. George Bright Culpepper (29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948)
MotherLillian Mattox Shepard (13 Sep 1871 - 18 Nov 1939)
Birth*27 January 1904 Thomas was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 27 January 1904.1 
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Caughey, George, John, Thomas and Charles was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.2 
(Son) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Caughey, George, John, Charles and Thomas was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.3 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Thomas was listed as a lodger on the 1930 Census at Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida.4 
Marriage*25 June 1935 He married Ola St. Clair Lewis at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 25 June 1935 at age 31.5 
Death*26 December 1971 He died at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, on 26 December 1971 at age 67.6 
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 27, 1904, in Fort Valley, Georgia, the fourth son and fifth child was born to Reverend and Mrs. George B. Culpepper, Sr. Dr. Harris M. Branham was the officiating physician. To this son was given the name of Thomas Jackson, for his mother's oldest brother and for a business friend of his father, E. F. Jackson, at the time living in Atlanta. This son developed into a strong, healthy boy and grew to honorable manhood - strong, courageous, and thoroughly dependable in every walk of life. In the fall of 1921 he went to work for the Southern Railway at Jacksonville, Florida, where his brother John S. Culpepper, had been at work for a year. He continued there until 1939, when he was transferred to the Columbia Division of the road as Freight Traffic adjustor. He was transferred to Lynchburg Division of the Southern in 1941 and is living in Lynchburg, Virginia now. Before leaving Jacksonville, he married Miss Ola St. Claire Lewis, of that city who was then employed by the State Board of Health of Florida. She continued her work and after he was transferred to Columbia, she went to see him each alternate Friday and he went to see her the other, until 1940 when she resigned and went to live in Columbia where his office was. In order that they might be married by his father, they went from Jacksonville to Fort Valley for the ceremony. Her mother came with them by automobile. They were married on June 25, 1935, in the home of George B. Culpepper, Jr. Ola is a splendid woman and she and her husband are leading a happy and useful life as they pass along. They have no children, but both of them are always doing something to make some child happy or some grown person smile. They make the world better for their living in it. Their home life is smooth, even and joyous. 

Family

Ola St. Clair Lewis (1 December 1902 - 31 October 1991)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited30 March 2007

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 20.
  2. 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.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16-20, Sheet 4A, Line 18, 33 W 10th St., Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Lodger, M, 25, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Claim Agent/RR.
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 21 'in the home of George B. Culpepper, Jr.'
  6. The Generations Network Inc., compiler, North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8908
    Thomas Culpepper, Male, White, Married, born 1903-1904, died 26 Dec 1971 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

Ola St. Clair Lewis

F, (1 December 1902 - 31 October 1991)
FatherFrederick St. Clair Lewis (s 1877 - )
MotherOla B. Wood (s 1879 - )
Birth*1 December 1902 Ola was born at Georgia on 1 December 1902.1,2 
Marriage*25 June 1935 She married Thomas Jackson Culpepper at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 25 June 1935 at age 32.3 
Married Name25 June 1935  As of 25 June 1935, her married name was Culpepper. 
SSN*1959 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1959 in North Carolina.2 
Death*31 October 1991 She died at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, on 31 October 1991 at age 88.1,2 

Family

Thomas Jackson Culpepper (27 January 1904 - 26 December 1971)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 December 2007

Citations

  1. The Generations Network Inc., compiler, North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8908
    Ola St Clair Lewis Culpepper, Female, White, Widowed, born 1 Dec 1902 in GA, died 31 Oct 1991 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC, SSN: 240-66-0206.
  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 21 'in the home of George B. Culpepper, Jr.'

Charles Frederick Culpepper

M, (30 April 1907 - 21 December 1974)
FatherRev. George Bright Culpepper (29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948)
MotherLillian Mattox Shepard (13 Sep 1871 - 18 Nov 1939)
Birth*30 April 1907 Charles was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 30 April 1907.1,2 
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Caughey, George, John, Thomas and Charles was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.3 
(Son) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Caughey, George, John, Charles and Thomas was listed as a son in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*20 December 1926 He married Alice Elizabeth Long at Georgia on 20 December 1926 at age 19. 
(Son-in-law) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Charles was listed as a son-in-law in James Littleton Long's household on the 1930 Census at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.5 
Death*21 December 1974 He died at Americus, Sumter Co., Georgia, on 21 December 1974 at age 67.6,2 
Burial*circa 23 December 1974 His body was interred circa 23 December 1974 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.2 
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: This brings the record down to the youngest child of Reverend and Mrs. George B. Culpepper, Sr. This was a son, born on April 30, 1907, in Fort Valley, in what was known as the Skellie House on the corner of College and Green Streets. The place was then owned by the writer of these lines. To this son was given the name of Charles Frederick, for his uncle Fred Shepard and his grandfather Shepard, whose given name was Charles. He has had a rocky road in point of health. When he was six weeks old he commenced to have abscesses in his ear and suffered with them for years, even until now. He has just had a severe attack in Jacksonville (Oct. 10) as severe as to produce convulsions. When he was 14 he had his tonsils removed and for a time he was improved. In September 1925 he went to work for the Southern Railway in Jacksonville, or was to do so on September 22nd, but appendicitis attacked him that same day and he had to go to the hospital. He was operated on and seemed to be doing well until phlebitis attacked him and he had to stay in St. Luke's Hospital until November 22nd; then in a private home until December 22nd when we brought him to Fort Valley, to the home of George B. Culpepper, Jr. In all he was in bed for 19 weeks, and 12 weeks of that time I filled three ice caps every three hours, night and day, for application to three different locations on the inside of his right leg - due to inflammation of the large vein there. At two points, one on the ankle and one on the calf of the leg, the inflammation broke down and had to be treated vigorously and continually. But he recovered to the extent that he could go back to Jacksonville and go to work for the Southern Railway. On December 26, 1926, he married Miss Alice Long, a Fort Valley girl, and they moved to Jacksonville; but his health gave way and they had to take him to the hospital several times. During all this time he was a great sufferer. But he is a man of great determination and tenacity. Even while he was bedridden he was studying. And stood a civil service examination though he had to go to Macon and was on crutches. In the fall of 1933 he received orders to report to the Engineers Department at Greenville, Mississippi. He went and worked there for several months, when he was transferred to Clewisten, Florida, where he worked for about a year, then being transferred to the Engineer Office in Jacksonville, where he now is employed. He has pulled himself into a good position and salary by himself. He has made good though a sufferer all these years. And his good wife has stood by him through thick and thin and has shown herself a heroine indeed. They are a noble couple and have a most interesting family. 

Family

Alice Elizabeth Long (10 February 1907 - 10 October 1993)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited28 May 2004

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 21 'the Skellie House' corner of College & Green.
  2. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Charles Frederick Culpepper, 30 Apr 1907 - 21 Dec 1974 (Wife was Alice Elizabeth Long).
  3. 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.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 44, Page 2A, Lines 20-29, College St., Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    Geo B. Culpepper, Head, M, 53, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt.
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, Md, GA/GA/GA
    Caughey Culpepper, Son, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Insurance Agt
    Vesta Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, 20, Md, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Federal Govt
    Mary Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, 19, Md, GA/GA/GA
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Clerk/Railway
    Thomas Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles Culpepper, Son, M, 12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Carrie Culpepper, Sister, F, 58, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4, page 3B, 120 Miller St, Fort Valley, GA, Home=$3000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    James Long, Head, M, W, 55, M, md @ 28, GA, GA, GA, Retail merchant of dry goods
    Pauline Long, Wife, F, W, 46, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA
    Charles F. Culpepper, Son-in-law, M, W, 23, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA, Bookkeeper for RR
    Alice Culpepper, Daughter, F, W, 23, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA
    Dorothy Culpepper, Granddaughter, F, W, 2/12, S, GA, GA, GA.
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Alice Elizabeth Long1

F, (10 February 1907 - 10 October 1993)
FatherJames Littleton Long (17 Nov 1874 - 22 Jul 1963)
MotherEmma Pauline Smoak (26 Jul 1883 - 3 Jan 1956)
Birth*10 February 1907 Alice was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 10 February 1907.2,3 
Marriage*20 December 1926 She married Charles Frederick Culpepper at Georgia on 20 December 1926 at age 19. 
Married Name20 December 1926  As of 20 December 1926, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Alice was listed as a daughter in James Littleton Long's household on the 1930 Census at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Florida.3 
Death*10 October 1993 She died at Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia, on 10 October 1993 at age 86.5,3 

Family

Charles Frederick Culpepper (30 April 1907 - 21 December 1974)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited13 January 2005

Citations

  1. Mollie Culpepper Tolbert, Perry, GA, 2001 records, Mollie Culpepper Tolbert to Lew Griffin, 2001.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 22 'a Fort Valley girl.'
  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 4, page 3B, 120 Miller St, Fort Valley, GA, Home=$3000, Radio=N, Farm=N
    James Long, Head, M, W, 55, M, md @ 28, GA, GA, GA, Retail merchant of dry goods
    Pauline Long, Wife, F, W, 46, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA
    Charles F. Culpepper, Son-in-law, M, W, 23, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA, Bookkeeper for RR
    Alice Culpepper, Daughter, F, W, 23, M, md @ 19, GA, GA, GA
    Dorothy Culpepper, Granddaughter, F, W, 2/12, S, GA, GA, GA.
  5. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Alice E. Culpepper, d. 10 Oct 1993 at 86 years in Peach Co., GA; Res. in Peach Co., GA.

Lucy Brown Culpepper

F, (31 March 1906 - 25 June 1906)
FatherRev. George Bright Culpepper (29 Mar 1866 - 12 Oct 1948)
MotherLillian Mattox Shepard (13 Sep 1871 - 18 Nov 1939)
Birth*31 March 1906 Lucy was born at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 31 March 1906.1,2,3,4 
Death*25 June 1906 She died at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 25 June 1906.5,3 
Burial*circa 27 June 1906 Her body was interred circa 27 June 1906 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.1,4 
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: Now comes a gloomy day. In June 1906 a beautiful little girl was born to Reverend and Mrs. George B. Culpepper, Sr., and to her was given the name of Lucy Brown, for her grandmother Culpepper and for the doctor who attended her mother. Through an unavoidable circumstance, a change in the baby's diet, she was attacked by dysentery and when she was two months and 22 days old she was taken away from us into the heavenly home. She is buried in Fort Valley, Georgia.
No dates are shown on Lucy's tombstone. She is listed as: Lucy Brown Culpepper Infant Daughter of Rev. G. B. & Mrs. L. M. Culpepper Age 2 months & 26 days. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited28 May 2004

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 21.
  2. Birthdate based on her death of 25 Jun 1906, as reported in the newspaper, and her age at death (2 months, 26 days) as recorded on her tombstone.
  3. The Butler Herald Vol. 30, No. 35 July 3, 1906
    Lillian Brown Culpepper, daughter of Rev. George B. Culpepper died at Fort Valley on June 25th.
  4. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Lucy Brown Culpepper, Infant Daughter of Rev. G. B. & Mrs. L. M. Culpepper, Age 2 months & 26 days (No dates).
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 21 'when she was two months and 22 days old.'