James Beglar Carlisle

M, (27 March 1853 - 10 November 1927)
FatherJames M. Carlisle (2 Aug 1824 - c 1864)
MotherMartha F. Elliott (Sep 1828 - 10 Nov 1916)
Birth*27 March 1853 James was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 27 March 1853. 
Employment* James's occupation: farmer. 
Census*1860 He was in the in 1860 census at Oak Ridge, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Census1870 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1870. 
Marriage*23 June 1877 He married Nancy A. Elizabeth Motley at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 23 June 1877 at age 24. 
Census1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1900. 
Death*10 November 1927 He died at Lake Dallas, Denton Co., Texas, on 10 November 1927 at age 74. 
Burial*12 November 1927 His body was interred on 12 November 1927 at Swisher Cemetery, Lake Dallas, Denton Co., Texas
Biography*  James Beglar Carlisle's parents were recorded in the 1850 and 1860 census records of Meriwether Co., GA and this is where he is presumed to have been born. In the 1900 census, James was gives his birth month and year as Mar 1854 but this is unlikely since he was listed as 8 in the 1860 census and his brother, Richard, who was listed as 6 in in the 1860 census was supposed to have been born in February of 1854. James was noted living with his parents in the 1860 census of Meriwether Co., GA and he would have moved with his widowed mother to Randolph Co., AL probably soon after learning of James M. Carlisle's death in the Civil War. James was noted living with his widowed mother in the 1870 census of Randolph Co., AL But some time before his 1877 marriage, James apparently moved to Tallapoosa Co., AL. Possibly he moved with his mother and was living with or near his oldest brother, William Carlisle.
      Based on the birth locations of his children, James moved his family to Texas sometime between 1891 and 1894 and "Beglar Carlisle" was noted with his family in the 1900 census of Bell Co., TX. A 56 year old "J. B. Carlisle" born in Georgia was noted (ED 18, p. 24) in the 1910 census of Bell Co., TX. He was listed both of his parents as having been born in Georgia. He listed himself as having been married once for 33 years. According to his obituary, shortly after the 1910 census, James Beglar Carlisle moved his family to Denton Co., TX where he died at Lake Dallas. The following death notice was from p. 5 of what appears to be a Denton County paper (possibly the Denton, Texas, Record-Chronicle ) for 11 Nov 1927: Plans for Carlisle Funeral Await Arrival of Relatives Arrangements for funeral services for J. B. Carlisle, 74, who died suddenly at his home near Lake Dallas Thursday morning, had not been made Friday morning, pending arrival of relatives. Carlisle, who had lived near Lake Dallas for the past 16 years, is survived by his widow and eight children: Mrs. Ludie Sims, Bartonville; Mrs. Jessie D. Cox, Lubbock; Mrs. C. W. Lamer and Homer C. Carlisle, Salina, Kan; Hubert Carlisle, Madison, Wis; Howard Breckenridge; Leonard, San Antonia and William A., Lake Dallas.
      A funeral announcement followed on 12 Nov 1927 p. 9: CARLISLE FUNERAL TO BE HELD SATURDAY Funeral services for J. B. Carlisle, who died at his home near Lake Dallas Thursday morning, were to be held at the Carlisle home at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, followed by burial in the Swisher cemetery. The services were to be conducted by Rev. Edward R. Barcus, pastor of the First Methodist Church here. 

Family

Nancy A. Elizabeth Motley (December 1858 - 22 August 1933)
Children
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited11 January 2000

Nancy A. Elizabeth Motley

F, (December 1858 - 22 August 1933)
Birth*December 1858 Nancy was born at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, in December 1858. 
Marriage*23 June 1877 She married James Beglar Carlisle at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 23 June 1877 at age 18. 
Married Name23 June 1877  As of 23 June 1877, her married name was Carlisle. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Bell Co., Texas
Census1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1910. 
(Mother) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Nancy was listed as a mother in James Leonard Carlisle's household on the 1930 Census at Lake Dallas, Denton Co., Texas.1 
Death*22 August 1933 She died at Lake Dallas, Denton Co., Texas, on 22 August 1933 at age 74. 
Burial*23 August 1933 Her body was interred on 23 August 1933 at Swisher Cemetery, Lake Dallas, Denton Co., Texas
Biography*  In the 1900 census, Nancy was listed as having had 9 children, 8 of whom were still living in 1900 but a great-granddaughter, Mrs. C. V. (Nancy Thompson) Danley, lists 10 children, all of whom were born before the 1900 census. Of those 10 children, 8 can be accounted for either in the 1900 census or in later obituary notices. The two remaining children are Hester Ann and Della. Hester Ann appeared in the 1880 census of Tallapoosa County, Alabama with her sister Ludie and her parents. Presumably, she died before 1900. Della did not appear in a census. Possibly she died in infancy and was not counted in 1900 since her twin was still living.
      The following obituary notice for Nancy A. Elizabeth Motley is from p. 8 of the Denton, Texas, Record-Chronicle for 23 Aug 1933: Mrs. J.B. Carlisle Dies Late Tuesday Mrs. J.B. Carlisle, 74, died here Tuesday evening about 6:30 o'clock, following several days' illness of double pneumonia. Her condition had been critical for the past two days. Mrs. Carlisle, a resident of Lake Dallas for the past 20 years, lived in Denton for two years preceding that time. She moved here from her native state, Alabama. Eight children survive, five sons and three daughters: J. L. and W. A. Carlisle of Lake Dallas; D. H. Carlisle of Salina, Kan., H. E. Carlisle of Hayes, Kan., Howard Carlisle of Breckenridge, Mrs. W. M. Simms of Bartonville, Mrs. Jessie D. Cox of Brownfield and Mrs. G. W. Lamer of Los Angeles, Cal. Her [Mrs. J. B. Carlisle's] husband died about six years ago. All the children except Mrs. Lamer were at the bedside; Mrs. Lamer was to arrive here during the day Wednesday. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the residence at Lake Dallas, conducted by Rev. J. R. Atchley, pastor of the Methodist Church there. Burial will be in Swisher Cemetery.
      The following notice was from p. 4 of 24 Aug 1933 of what appears to be the same paper: Final Rites for Mrs. J. B. Carlisle Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. Carlisle, who died at the Denton Hospital Tuesday evening, were held at her home in Lake Dallas Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. R. Atchely, pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial was in the Swisher cemetery, and sons and sons-in-law were pallbearers. Hymns sung by Charlie Mercer, Glenn Edwards and Floyd Daugherty were "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "The Day is Over" and "Nearer My God to Thee." A large number of friends and relatives attended from Denton and the surrounding community. Among these were Messrs. and Mmes. Geo. Owens, Neal Norman, G. G. Scott and Rube Mullins, all of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Simms of Fort Worth; Mrs. and Mrs. Howard Hollingsworth of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. S. J. McQuinn of Roanoke; Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Stroupe of Temple; Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Brown, Mrs. and Mrs. Earl Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. John Orr, Mmes U. C. Travelstead and J. D. Gentrey, all of Denton. 

Family

James Beglar Carlisle (27 March 1853 - 10 November 1927)
Children
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited24 November 2006

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Precinct 1, Denton, Texas; Roll: 2323; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 6.

Richard Samuel Henry Carlisle

M, (February 1854 - 27 May 1943)
FatherJames M. Carlisle (2 Aug 1824 - c 1864)
MotherMartha F. Elliott (Sep 1828 - 10 Nov 1916)
Birth*February 1854 Richard was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, in February 1854. 
Employment* Richard's occupation: farmer. 
Census*1860 He was in the in 1860 census at Oak Ridge, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Census1870 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1870. 
Marriage*1 December 1881 He married Henrietta Greenberry Watts at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 1 December 1881 at age 27. 
Census1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1900. 
(Brother) Photographed23 November 1905 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph on 23 November 1905 at Randolph Co., Alabama, at age 53
Presumed to be Thanksgiving Day, 1905:

Left to right, back row: Coral Lee Carlisle, Mary Emma Carlisle, Artimisha (Motley) Carlisle, Paul Richard Carlisle, being held by his father Washington Homer Carlisle. The seven children on the right side of the photo all belong to Washington Homer.

Middle row, left to right: Mattie (Carlisle) Noel, Boyce Winston Noel, held by his father Walter Winston Noel, Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Stephens) Culpepper (wife of John Malcolm Culpepper), Emily Miriam (Culpepper) Carlisle (wife of B. Y. Carlisle), Miriam Carlisle, Yarbrough Hopkins Carlisle, Hoyt Lorraine Carlisle, Wayne McKinley Carlisle, John D. Carlisle;

Front row, left to right: Richard Henry Carlisle, John Malcolm Culpepper, Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle, William Olin Carlisle.1
Broxon Yarbrough Carlisle family
Death*27 May 1943 He died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 27 May 1943 at age 89. 
Burial* His body was interred at Reilly Springs Cemetery, Hopkins Co., Texas
Biography*  Richard was listed as "R. Samuel" in the 1860 census, as "Richard" in the 1870 census, as "R. H." in the 1900 census and as "Richard H." in the 1910 census. Although the 1900 census listed the year of his birth as 1856, this is not likely since he was listed as 6 years of age in the 1860 census and as 15 years of age in the 1870 census and he had a sister that was born in November of 1856. Richard's parents were listed in Meriwether Co., GA in 1850 and 1860 census records and this is where he is presumed to have been born. By 1870, Richard's mother had moved her family to Randolph Co., AL. This probably happened soon after she learned of her husband's death in the Civil War. Richard was noted living with his mother in the 1870 census of the Louina P. O. district (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL. The family was living near Richard's grandmother, the widowed Sarah (Culpepper) Elliott, and Richard's great-uncle, William Henry Culpepper. This might have been when Richard acquired the middle name of Henry. At some point, Richard made his way to Tallapoosa Co., AL, probably with his older brother, William, and, in 1881, this was where he married. Richard and Henrietta are presumed to have settled down in Tallapoosa Co., AL where they remained until the late 1890's when they moved their family to Texas where their son, Houston G. Carlisle, was born in Sep 1899. The family was listed in Bell Co., TX in the 1900 census living near Richard's younger brother, Robert. According p. 60 of the History of Reilly Springs "R. H. and Henretta [sic] Carlisle moved to Reilly Springs in 1908. They moved from Bell County [TX] and bought the Neil Stribling farm." In the 1910 census, a 55 year old "Richard H. Carlisle" born in Georgia was listed (ED 162-193) with his wife and younger children in Hopkins Co., TX.
      A granddaughter, Mrs. Truman (Jane Carlisle) Swindell, wrote 5 Jul 1979, that "Richard & Henrietta Greenberry (Watts) Carlisle moved to Reilly Springs, Texas from a farm at Killeen Tex. in Bell Co. in 1908." Mrs. Swindell added that a son, William Freeman, bought the farm after Henrietta died and Richard Henry continued to live on the farm with his son until he died at age 88 in 1943. On 19 Mar 1979, Mrs. Swindell wrote "My grandfather Richard Henry Carlisle was one of the finest men I've ever known, he lived with us after his wife died. My father was William Freeman and so much like his father, I wish this world could be filled with people like them." Mrs. Ellie Swindell wrote in a book on Reilly Springs that the family was Methodist. 

Family

Henrietta Greenberry Watts (19 February 1862 - 4 May 1919)
Children
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited21 September 2004

Citations

  1. Correspondence from Dwight L. Carlisle to Lew Griffin.

Henrietta Greenberry Watts

F, (19 February 1862 - 4 May 1919)
FatherGreen Berry Watts1 (30 Jun 1829 - 21 Mar 1892)
MotherMary Elizabeth Price1 (8 Nov 1838 - 6 May 1893)
Birth*19 February 1862 Henrietta was born at Alabama on 19 February 1862. 
Marriage*1 December 1881 She married Richard Samuel Henry Carlisle at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 1 December 1881 at age 19. 
Married Name1 December 1881  As of 1 December 1881, her married name was Carlisle. 
Census*1900 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1900. 
Census1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Hopkins Co., Texas, in 1910. 
Death*4 May 1919 She died at Hopkins Co., Texas, on 4 May 1919 at age 57.2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Reilly Springs Cemetery, Hopkins Co., Texas
Biography* In the 1900 census, Henrietta was listed as having had six children, five of whom were still living in 1900. A granddaughter, Mrs. Truman (Jane Carlisle) Swindell, wrote 5 Jul 1979, that Henrietta "died in 1919 from injuries sustained in a fall." 

Family

Richard Samuel Henry Carlisle (February 1854 - 27 May 1943)
Children
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited21 January 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003 from Lola Harkins, e-mail address.
  2. Tombstone.

John Francis Carlisle

M, (circa 1859 - )
FatherJames M. Carlisle (2 Aug 1824 - c 1864)
MotherMartha F. Elliott (Sep 1828 - 10 Nov 1916)
Birth*circa 1859 John was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, circa 1859. 
Census*1860 He was in the in 1860 census at Oak Ridge, Meriwether Co., Georgia
Census1870 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1870. 
Death He died at Texas
Death* He died at Oklahoma
Biography* Mrs. Nancy Thompson Danley wrote, 1 Jul 1980, that "Howard (my grandfather) remembers John [his uncle] as quite a traveler, moving around frequently and thinks he was a bachelor." 
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 January 2005

Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle

M, (7 March 1861 - 22 August 1935)
FatherJames M. Carlisle (2 Aug 1824 - c 1864)
MotherMartha F. Elliott (Sep 1828 - 10 Nov 1916)
Birth*7 March 1861 Jeremiah was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 7 March 1861. 
Employment* Jeremiah's occupation: farmer. 
Census*1870 He was in the in 1870 census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*22 November 1885 He married Annabelle Theola Docia Norman at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 22 November 1885 at age 24. 
Census1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1900. 
Census1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1910. 
Death*22 August 1935 He died at Coryell Co., Texas, on 22 August 1935 at age 74. 
Burial* His body was interred at Buckhorn Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas
Biography*  Harold G. Carlisle, wrote 25 Nov 1978: My grandfather Carlisle was Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle.... He was named after the Confederate General, Pierre G. Beauregard. His nickname was "Bury." Because he had another brother whose initials were J. B., he decided to go by the initials J. M. I can remember letters addressed to my grandmother, Mrs. J. M. Carlisle. Bury came to Killeen in about 1892 or 1893. He married Annabelle Theola Docia Norman before leaving Alabama. I believe that the two oldest children, Dolphus and Nonnie, were born in Alabama.
Jeremiah appears to have been listed as "Benjamin" in the 1870 census, is it possible that he took the name Beauregard after the war in honor of the General? He was listed as "Beaury" in the 1900 census and as "Jerry M." in the 1910 census. "J. M. Carlisle" was on the Marriage Bond but he appears to be listed as "J. W. Carlisle" on his marriage license to "Docia Norman." The tombstone records the name "J. M. Carlisle."
Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle's parents were recorded in the 1860 census of Meriwether Co., GA and this is where he is presumed to have been born. He would never have known his father who apparently went off to war shortly after he was born. Upon learning of James M. Carlisle's death in the war, Jeremiah's widowed mother apparently moved her family to Randolph Co., AL where Jeremiah's grandmother, Sarah (Culpepper) Elliott, was living and Jeremiah Beauregard was noted living with his mother in the 1870 census. Jeremiah has not been identified in the 1880 census. Presumably, he was living with his widowed mother, possibly in Tallapoosa Co., AL near Jeremiah's oldest brother, William.
In any event, Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle was in Tallapoosa Co., AL by 1885 when he married. Based on the birth locations of their children, Jeremiah and his wife, Docia, moved their family to Texas some time around 1893. Possibly Jeremiah's mother, Martha, moved with them since she was recorded in the household in the 1900 census. Jeremiah was noted with his family in the 1900 and 1910 census of Bell Co., TX but how long after that he remained in Bell Co., TX is not known. A great grandson, Stephen Carlisle, noted in an 18 May 1979 letter that Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle's house at Killeen, Bell Co., TX burned taking family pictures and records with it. 

Family

Annabelle Theola Docia Norman (14 November 1867 - 25 April 1953)
Children
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited23 January 2000

Annabelle Theola Docia Norman

F, (14 November 1867 - 25 April 1953)
Birth*14 November 1867 Annabelle was born at Alabama on 14 November 1867. 
Marriage*22 November 1885 She married Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 22 November 1885 at age 18. 
Married Name22 November 1885  As of 22 November 1885, her married name was Carlisle. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Bell Co., Texas
Census1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1910. 
Death*25 April 1953 She died at Moody, McLennan Co., Texas, on 25 April 1953 at age 85. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Buckhorn Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas

Family

Jeremiah Beauregard Carlisle (7 March 1861 - 22 August 1935)
Children
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Robert A. Carlisle

M, (14 January 1864 - 17 February 1953)
FatherJames M. Carlisle (2 Aug 1824 - c 1864)
MotherMartha F. Elliott (Sep 1828 - 10 Nov 1916)
Birth*14 January 1864 Robert was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 14 January 1864. 
Employment* Robert's occupation: farmer. 
Census*1870 He was in the in 1870 census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*2 February 1885 He married Lenora Hearn at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 2 February 1885 at age 21. 
Census1900 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1900. 
Census1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1910. 
Death*17 February 1953 He died at Killeen, Bell Co., Texas, on 17 February 1953 at age 89. 
Burial*18 February 1953 His body was interred on 18 February 1953 at Killeen City Cemetery, Killeen, Bell Co., Texas
Biography*  The 1900 census lists Robert's month and year of birth as Jan 1862 but the year does not seem likely given that a brother was born in Mar of 1861. The death certificate lists the date of birth as 14 Jan 1864 based on information from Robert's son, Walker Carlisle, but this seems late since Robert's father, James M. Carlisle, apparently was in the Civil War. But Robert's age was given as six in the 1870 census which would seem to support the 1864 birth date. Also in the 1900 census, the state of birth was listed as Alabama but in the 1870 census, the first census after his birth, he was listed as having been born in Georgia. This would be consistent with Robert's mother not moving her family to Alabama until after she had learned of her husband's death in the Civil War.
      The following is Robert A. Carlisle's obituary, from Killeen Daily Herald for Wednesday, 18 Feb 1953: Last Rites Held For R. A. Carlisle Last rites were held today at 3:00 p.m. for Robert A. Carlisle, 89, who passed away yesterday after a brief illness. Services were held at Horton-Routt Funeral Home with Rev. Homer Kluck of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at Killeen City Cemetery with Horton-Routt in charge of arrangements. Mr. Carlisle had lived in Killeen for the past sixty years. He farmed most of his life and, when retired, moved here. His wife passed away fourteen years ago. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for seventy years. Survivors include two sons, Freeman (Buck) Carlisle and Walker Carlisle, both of Killeen, two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Williams of Killeen and Mrs. T. C. Warren of Temple; sixteen grandchildren. Three other children are deceased. Pallbearers for the service were his grandsons.
      The death certificate (State File No. 6053 4222 25) lists Robert as having lived in Killeen, Texas for 15 years. His usual residence was 190 South Second. Walker Carlisle is the informant for the death certificate and he lists Robert's place of birth as Alabama, but the 1870 census closest to Robert's birth, and the 1910 census both list Robert's birthplace as Georgia although Alabama is listed in the 1900 census.
      Robert Carlisle death was caused by Myocarditis Chronic which he had suffered for a few months. His condition was complicated by Influenza which lasted 10 days. 

Family

Lenora Hearn (March 1869 - circa 1939)
Children
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited25 July 1999

Lenora Hearn

F, (March 1869 - circa 1939)
Birth*March 1869 Lenora was born at Alabama in March 1869. 
Marriage*2 February 1885 She married Robert A. Carlisle at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 2 February 1885 at age 15. 
Married Name2 February 1885  As of 2 February 1885, her married name was Carlisle. 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Bell Co., Texas
Census1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Bell Co., Texas, in 1910. 
Death*circa 1939 She died circa 1939. 
Biography*  The name was recorded as "Nora" in the marriage record and in the 1910 census but as "Lenora" in the 1900 census. Mrs. D. O. (Maxine Huggins) Hukkanen mentioned in a letter received 23 Jul 1979 that her family had visited with "Aunt Nora" and "Uncle Bob" in Killeen, Bell Co., TX in 1932. According to her husband, Robert A. Carlisle's, obituary, Lenora died about 14 years before he did in 1953. This would place her death in approximately 1939. There is a "Venorah Carlisle" who died 9 Sep 1938 in Bell Co., TX according to the Texas Death Index (#39968) at the Texas State Library but is not known if this was the same woman. 

Family

Robert A. Carlisle (14 January 1864 - 17 February 1953)
Children
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Raymond Willard Culpepper

M, (12 November 1907 - 12 May 1994)
FatherRichard Cleo Otis Culpepper (Jul 1884 - 21 May 1948)
MotherDocia Mae Burlison (c 1891 - 10 Sep 1970)
Birth*12 November 1907 Raymond was born at Texas on 12 November 1907.1 
(Witness) 1910 Census15 April 1910 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1910 at Haskell Co., Texas.2 
(Son) Photographedcirca 1911 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1911
Left to right: Docia Mae (Burlison) Culpepper, Raymond Willard Culpepper, Richard Cleo Oits Culpepper with Henry Clay Otis Culpepper in his lap.3
Richard Cleo Otis Culpepper family
(Son) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Raymond and Henry was listed as a son in Richard Cleo Otis Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Electra, Wichita Co., Texas.4 
Marriage*say 1929 He married Marjorie Sue White at Texas say 1929. 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.1 
Marriage*22 November 1987 He married Otta Lee Hefner at Ector Co., Texas, on 22 November 1987 at age 80.5 
Death*12 May 1994 He died at Midland Co., Texas, on 12 May 1994 at age 86.6,1 

Family 1

Marjorie Sue White (21 August 1909 - 18 October 1979)
Child

Family 2

Otta Lee Hefner (circa 1909 - 20 January 1999)
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited9 October 2011

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 116, Sheet 21A, Pg 136A, Pct 5, Gen.com Img 35, Haskell Co., TX
    Richard C. Culpepper, Head, M, 26, M1, md-3 yrs, AL AL GA, Farmer
    Docia Culpepper, Wife, F, M1, md-3 yrs, ch 2/2, TX TX TX
    Raymond Culpepper, Son, M, 2, S, TX AL TX
    Henry Culpepper, Son, M, 11/12, S, TX AL TX.
  3. E-mail written Oct 2011 to Lew Griffin from Sylvia Miller (Mrs. Leland Ray Miiller Jr.), Weatherford, OK, e-mail address.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 194, Sheet 9A, Pg 248, 1204 ? Ave., Electra, Wichita Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    R. C. L. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, M, AL AL AL, Laborer-Oil Co
    Dochie Culpepper, Wife, F, 29, M, TX TX TX
    Raymond Culpepper, Son, M, 12, S, TX AL TX
    Henry Culpepper, Son, M, 10, S, TX AL TX
    Oneita Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL TX
    Hughrene Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 8/12, S, TX AL TX.
  5. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Raymond W Culpepper, 80, married Ottalee Inman, 77, on 22 Nov 1987 in Ector Co., TX.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Raymond Willard Culpepper, Male, died 12 May 1994 in Midland Co., TX.
  7. 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
    Joie Ray Culpepper, Female, born 14 Feb 1932 in Milam Co., Texas, child of Raymond Willard Culpepper and Marjorie Sue White.

Henry Clay Otis Culpepper1,2

M, (30 June 1909 - 30 December 1993)
FatherRichard Cleo Otis Culpepper (Jul 1884 - 21 May 1948)
MotherDocia Mae Burlison (c 1891 - 10 Sep 1970)
Birth*30 June 1909 Henry was born at Texas on 30 June 1909.3 
(Witness) 1910 Census15 April 1910 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1910 at Haskell Co., Texas.4 
(Son) Photographedcirca 1911 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1911
Left to right: Docia Mae (Burlison) Culpepper, Raymond Willard Culpepper, Richard Cleo Oits Culpepper with Henry Clay Otis Culpepper in his lap.5
Richard Cleo Otis Culpepper family
(Son) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Raymond and Henry was listed as a son in Richard Cleo Otis Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Electra, Wichita Co., Texas.6 
Marriage*1934 He married Armina Merle Richardson in 1934. 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.3 
Death*30 December 1993 He died at Electra, Wichita Co., Texas, on 30 December 1993 at age 84.7,3 

Family

Armina Merle Richardson (17 December 1913 - 27 June 2015)
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited29 June 2015

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003 to Lew Griffin from David S. Culpepper, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Judy Rasmussen, e-mail address.
  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. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 116, Sheet 21A, Pg 136A, Pct 5, Gen.com Img 35, Haskell Co., TX
    Richard C. Culpepper, Head, M, 26, M1, md-3 yrs, AL AL GA, Farmer
    Docia Culpepper, Wife, F, M1, md-3 yrs, ch 2/2, TX TX TX
    Raymond Culpepper, Son, M, 2, S, TX AL TX
    Henry Culpepper, Son, M, 11/12, S, TX AL TX.
  5. E-mail written Oct 2011 to Lew Griffin from Sylvia Miller (Mrs. Leland Ray Miiller Jr.), Weatherford, OK, e-mail address.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 194, Sheet 9A, Pg 248, 1204 ? Ave., Electra, Wichita Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    R. C. L. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, M, AL AL AL, Laborer-Oil Co
    Dochie Culpepper, Wife, F, 29, M, TX TX TX
    Raymond Culpepper, Son, M, 12, S, TX AL TX
    Henry Culpepper, Son, M, 10, S, TX AL TX
    Oneita Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL TX
    Hughrene Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 8/12, S, TX AL TX.
  7. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Henry Otis Culpepper, Male, died 30 Dec 1993 in Wichita Co., TX.

Oneita Ruth Culpepper

F, (11 October 1912 - 17 October 1992)
FatherRichard Cleo Otis Culpepper (Jul 1884 - 21 May 1948)
MotherDocia Mae Burlison (c 1891 - 10 Sep 1970)
Birth*11 October 1912 Oneita was born at Texas on 11 October 1912.1 
(Daughter) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Oneita was listed as a daughter in Richard Cleo Otis Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Electra, Wichita Co., Texas.2 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Oneita was listed as a daughter in Richard Cleo Otis Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Wichita Co., Texas.3 
Marriage*circa 1938 She married William Arthur Cambron at Texas circa 1938. 
Married Namecirca 1938  As of circa 1938, her married name was Cambron. 
Death*17 October 1992 She died at Wichita Co., Texas, on 17 October 1992 at age 80.4 

Family

William Arthur Cambron (22 April 1908 - 19 January 1991)
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited15 January 2007

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
    Otice Culpeper is the father of an otherwise unidentified infant born 11 Oct 1912 in Jones Co., Texas.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 194, Sheet 9A, Pg 248, 1204 ? Ave., Electra, Wichita Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    R. C. L. Culpepper, Head, M, 34, M, AL AL AL, Laborer-Oil Co
    Dochie Culpepper, Wife, F, 29, M, TX TX TX
    Raymond Culpepper, Son, M, 12, S, TX AL TX
    Henry Culpepper, Son, M, 10, S, TX AL TX
    Oneita Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL TX
    Hughrene Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 8/12, S, TX AL TX.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Sheet 3B, Lines 51-54, Oil Field Road, Precinct 4, Wichita Co., TX (4 Apr 1930)
    Home=$500, Radio=N, Farm=N
    R. C. Culpepper, Head, M, 47, [email protected], AL/AL/AL, Laborer/Oil Field
    Docia Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, [email protected], TX/TX/TX
    Oneita Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, sng, TX/AL/TX
    Hughrene Culpepper, Dau, F, 12, sng, TX/AL/TX.
  4. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876

William Arthur Cambron

M, (22 April 1908 - 19 January 1991)
Birth*22 April 1908 William was born on 22 April 1908.1 
Marriage*circa 1938 He married Oneita Ruth Culpepper at Texas circa 1938. 
Residence*1991 William resided at Holliday, Archer Co., Texas, in 1991.1 
Death*19 January 1991 He died at Archer Co., Texas, on 19 January 1991 at age 82.2 

Family

Oneita Ruth Culpepper (11 October 1912 - 17 October 1992)
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited27 June 2000

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. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876

Dorothy Aileen Culpepper

F, (21 March 1919 - 29 March 2008)
FatherMalon Maxley Culpepper (17 Nov 1886 - 4 Nov 1962)
MotherMattie Ella Hawkins (5 May 1886 - 8 Jan 1975)
Birth*21 March 1919 Dorothy was born at Jones Co., Texas, on 21 March 1919.1,2 
(Daughter) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Dorothy was listed as a daughter in Malon Maxley Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Jones Co., Texas.3 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Dorothy was listed as a daughter in Malon Maxley Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Jones Co., Texas.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.2 
News Article*23 March 1999 Former HSU dorm mother found life on campus anything but dull

By Bill Whitaker, The Abilene Reporter-News and Reporter OnLine, March 23, 1999

For someone who is all sweetness and light in her many letters, Aileen Culpepper could be the intolerant mother of all mothers, representing to wayward Hardin-Simmons University girls the stern guardian of morals, manners and maidenhood.

She remembers well her first years on the Forty Acres back in the 1940s, riding herd as dorm mother over the girls of Mary Frances Hall.

Back then, if you did certain things, you were gone, Miss Culpepper reminded me. I’ll tell you how I became a legend. Between September and November one year, I eliminated five girls. One was caught in a hotel room and the others had been out drinking. But the one who got caught in the hotel room amazed me.

She’d actually been silly enough to stand up there in the window at the Windsor while a parade passed by. Well, I went to that parade and I looked up and there she was. Her father was a judge in Jones County and she was a brilliant mind, but I’m happy to say he didn’t approve of her behavior, either.

Such are the memories of Miss Culpepper. And yet, Linda Butts of HSU and other staffers, faculty, former teachers and students are bracing themselves for an onslaught of well-wishers during Miss Culpepper’s semi-surprise birthday party today. Running from 2-4 p.m. at the Johnson Multi-Purpose Room on campus, the party salutes Miss Culpepper’s 80th birthday.

It also acknowledges Miss Culpepper’s continuing concern for students, as evidenced by the mass of letters she writes every week.

That’s just her way, Linda Butts said. She was dorm mother for more than 40 years here, and while she never married and has no family, she has more children than any of the rest of us. What’s more, she keeps in touch with them all.

Maybe it’s because she feels responsible for shaping them, at least to a degree.

Firm resolve

I’ve been to graduation 56 times, Miss Culpepper said, and it’s still exciting to me. It’s the completion of one aspect of their lives, and you wonder to yourself just what they’re going to go on to do. And that’s why I keep up with them. I guess I feel responsible for them. A lot of what they’ve done has taken up much of my life.

Before retiring in 1985, Miss Culpepper had, indeed, become a legend at HSU, as much a part of the campus culture as Dam-It the Simmons dog or historian Rupert Richardson’s famous bee lectures. While she had set out from her native Anson to become a teacher, she quickly tired of the classroom.

That’s when Dr. Richardson asked her to consider signing on at HSU as a dorm mother.

Although she had occasion to wonder if she made the right decision during her first few years on campus, she went on to serve 11 years at Mary Frances Hall and another 30 years at Behrens Hall. The latter saw her monitor, each year, the various and sundry activities of 165 freshman girls, many no doubt anxious to test Miss Culpepper’s resolve.

That resolve remained firm, but her compassion also revealed itself often enough.

I had one unmarried girl in the building who was pregnant, she recalled, and I had to take her to the hospital one morning. I guess that was pretty interesting. I knew she was pregnant and I had tried to get her some help earlier, but without success. But it was a good thing I got her to the hospital on time.

If she’d had that baby upstairs in the dorm, we would’ve been in every paper in the nation!

Fortunately, Miss Culpepper’s sense of humor has remained intact. She recalled one time mounting the stairs after-hours to quell a water fight. The girls, unaccustomed to seeing Miss Culpepper adorned in a robe and with her long red hair undone, mistook her for just another student deserving a splash of humility.

Shocked too late at their mistake, the students stepped back in dread.

But I was so tickled, I couldn’t keep a straight face, Miss Culpepper said. It was a lot of fun!

Letters galore

Today Miss Culpepper stays busy attending weddings and, all too often, funerals. However, it is her letter-writing habit that amazes most. Letters come not just to former charges but one-time HSU colleagues and people in the community.

They’re really masterpieces, said Dr. Delores Washburn, who recently retired from Hardin-Simmons University. She always knows what someone needs to hear. She seems to know what to say when someone is challenged by something in life or when someone is going through a period of sorrow.

Which strongly suggests Miss Culpepper, whatever her duties as a fearsome dorm mother, really has had a huge heart all along.

I don’t keep a count of all the letters I send, but there are some weeks when I’ll write 30 of them, she told me the other day. That’s not counting what I write for birthdays. It may sound ridiculous to you, but when I go to bed at night, I think of all the people I need to write.
Aileen Culpepper
Death*29 March 2008 She died at Abilene, Taylor Co., Texas, on 29 March 2008 at age 89.2 
ChartsFrancis Carlisle Descendants
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants (#2)
Last Edited17 August 2011

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
    Dorthy Alleene Culpepper, born __ 1919 in Jones Co., Texas.
  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. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 123, Sheet 1A, Pg 1, Jones Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=Y
    Malon M. Culpepper, Head, M, 33, M, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Mattie E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 33, TX AL AL
    Dorothy A. Culpepper, Dau, F, 10/12, S, TX AL TX
    Next family:
    John Culpepper, Head, M, 65, M, AL GA? AL, Farmer
    Ellis E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 63, M, TX GA? GA.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 2, Sheet 7B, Pg 77, Pct. 1, Anson & Hollis Hill Rd., Jones Co., TX
    Own=Y, Radio=N, Farm=Y, Military=N
    Malon M. Culpepper, Head, M, 43, M, [email protected], AL AL AL, Farmer
    Ella M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 43, M, [email protected], TX AL TX
    Aileen D. Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, TX AL TX.

Minnie Pearl Culpepper

F, (14 August 1881 - 21 May 1948)
FatherWilliam Joseph R. Culpepper (29 Aug 1860 - 19 Jul 1891)
MotherMargaret H. (?) (Jun 1860 - 5 Dec 1950)
Married Name Her married name was Prince. 
Birth*14 August 1881 Minnie was born at Alabama on 14 August 1881. 
Marriage* She married William Jefferson Prince
(Daughter) 1900 Census Mary, Minnie and Mabel was listed as a daughter in Margaret H. (?)'s household on the 1900 Census at Chambers Co., Alabama.1 
Census*1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
Death*21 May 1948 She died at Alabama on 21 May 1948 at age 66. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Fairfax Cemetery, Valley, Chambers Co., Alabama.2 

Family

William Jefferson Prince (21 November 1877 - 19 October 1957)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited8 December 2001

Citations

  1. ED 9, Sheet 3, Line 91, Pct. 7, Boynton
    (Margaret N Culpepper Jun 1860 AL)
    (Minnie P Aug 1881 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Mary L Dec 1884 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Thomas W Oct 1886 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Mabel D Jul 1888 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper).

  2. Margaret Parker Milford, A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama, Valley, AL: Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, 1983.
    p 168 can't locate on map.

Mary L. Culpepper

F, (December 1884 - )
FatherWilliam Joseph R. Culpepper (29 Aug 1860 - 19 Jul 1891)
MotherMargaret H. (?) (Jun 1860 - 5 Dec 1950)
Birth*December 1884 Mary was born at Alabama in December 1884. 
1900 Census* Mary, Minnie and Mabel was listed as a daughter in Margaret H. (?)'s household on the 1900 Census at Chambers Co., Alabama.1 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited14 June 2005

Citations

  1. ED 9, Sheet 3, Line 91, Pct. 7, Boynton
    (Margaret N Culpepper Jun 1860 AL)
    (Minnie P Aug 1881 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Mary L Dec 1884 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Thomas W Oct 1886 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Mabel D Jul 1888 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper).

Thomas W. Culpepper

M, (18 October 1886 - 10 June 1906)
FatherWilliam Joseph R. Culpepper (29 Aug 1860 - 19 Jul 1891)
MotherMargaret H. (?) (Jun 1860 - 5 Dec 1950)
Birth*18 October 1886 Thomas was born at Alabama on 18 October 1886.1 
(Son) 1900 Census Thomas was listed as a son in Margaret H. (?)'s household on the 1900 Census at Chambers Co., Alabama.2 
Death*10 June 1906 He died at West Point, Troup Co., Georgia, on 10 June 1906 at age 19.1 
Burial*circa 12 June 1906 His body was interred circa 12 June 1906 at Pineville Cemetery, West Point, Troup Co., Georgia.1 
Obituary*13 June 1906 From the June 13, 1906 issue of The LaFayette Sun:
Quite a sad affair was the drowning Sunday about 12 o’clock of Osee Lee Walker, of this place, and Tom Culpepper, of West Point, in the river below the dam, where the creek intersects the river. These two young men, both about 22 years old in company with young Walker’s brother-in-law, Sol Tingle, and his brother, Bud Tingle, were in a boat and were crossing from one side of the river to the other, when in some manner the boat capsized, precipitating all four in the water. They may have gotten out all right, if they had not tried to save the boat, but they worried themselves with it until they were short of breath, and finding they could not save the boat, they then attempted to swim to the bank. But young Walker and Culpepper were not equal to the occasion. Tingle and his brother would have lost their lives also, but assistance arrived in time to save them. These two deaths are doubly sad from the fact that both young men were sons of widows and almost all the support their mothers have. Young Walker was buried in the cemetery here Monday evening, Rev. H. J. Holliday, pastor of the Baptist Church conducting the ceremony. The body of young Culpepper was sent to West point Sunday evening. The bodies of the young men were not found until about two hours after the accident. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited6 July 2008

Citations

  1. "Pineville Cemetery", Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, 1977.
    + Thomas W. Culpepper, 18 Oct 1886 - 10 Jun 1906.
  2. ED 9, Sheet 3, Line 91, Pct. 7, Boynton
    (Margaret N Culpepper Jun 1860 AL)
    (Minnie P Aug 1881 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Mary L Dec 1884 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Thomas W Oct 1886 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Mabel D Jul 1888 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper).

Mabel D. Culpepper

F, (July 1888 - )
FatherWilliam Joseph R. Culpepper (29 Aug 1860 - 19 Jul 1891)
MotherMargaret H. (?) (Jun 1860 - 5 Dec 1950)
Birth*July 1888 Mabel was born at Alabama in July 1888. 
(Daughter) 1900 Census Mary, Minnie and Mabel was listed as a daughter in Margaret H. (?)'s household on the 1900 Census at Chambers Co., Alabama.1 
Census*1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
Married Namecirca 1926  As of circa 1926, her married name was Hamilton.2 
Marriage*circa 1926 She married Ross Hamilton circa 1926.2 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Mabel was listed as Ross Hamilton's wife on the 1930 Census at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia.2 

Family

Ross Hamilton (circa 1904 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited27 April 2003

Citations

  1. ED 9, Sheet 3, Line 91, Pct. 7, Boynton
    (Margaret N Culpepper Jun 1860 AL)
    (Minnie P Aug 1881 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Mary L Dec 1884 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Thomas W Oct 1886 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper)
    (Mabel D Jul 1888 AL in hh of Margaret N Culpepper).

  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 5, Page 3A, 1207 Jumpher Street, LaGrange, Troup Co., GA
    Rent=$3, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Ross Hamilton, Head, M, 26, M, md @ 22, AL/AL/AL, Cotton Mill Worker
    Mabel Hamilton, Wife, F, 40, M, md @ 37, AL/AL/AL, Cotton Mill Worker
    Margaret H. Culpepper, Mother-in-law, F, 70, Wid, AL/GA/AL.

Charles Washington Culpepper

M, (21 November 1888 - January 1980)
FatherRobert Benjamin F. Culpepper (20 Nov 1864 - 22 Sep 1946)
MotherMedora Virginia Bailey (Jun 1865 - 1948)
Name Variation He was also known as Cholly.1 
Nickname  Charles Washington Culpepper also went by the name of Dr. Charley.2 
Birth21 November 1886 He was born on 21 November 1886.3 
Birth*21 November 1888 Charles was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 21 November 1888.4 
Employment* Charles's occupation: Dept Agriculture. 
Residence*1900 Charles resided at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1900.5 
Census*1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Washington, District of Columbia. ED 73, sheet 7, line 22.6 
Marriage*October 1920 He married Anna Connelly at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, in October 1920 at age 31. 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia.7 
1940 Census*1 April 1940 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia.8 
WWII Draft Reg*27 April 1942 He registered for the WW-II draft on 27 April 1942 at Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia.4 
SSN*1956 His Social Security Number was issued in 1956 in Virginia.3 
News Article*9 April 1973 A Public Secret - Dr. Culpepper's Garden

To "Dr." Charles W. Culpepper, this spring brings a special sense of urgency.

It is the last he will spend hybridizing daffodils in his Arlington garden, the last of 45 springs there. To the three generations of people who have awarded him an unofficial doctorate for the pleasure he brings them each year, the Rites of Spring may never be the same. For "Dr." Culpepper, now 84, is leaving five acres of a kind of "secret garden" he has shared with children, housewives, strolling couples, businessmen playing hookey and other horticulturalists since the early 1930's. People who brave the neglected front of the property at 4435 N. Pershing Drive are still rewarded with a vista of garden after garden, some wooded, some sunny, filled with a rich tangle of camellia, azalea, amaryllis, bamboo, and bulb flowers.

There is a veritable sea of daffodils of every color and size. From his battered wheelbarrow they can still buy for 50 cents a bunch mixed armful of such species as "White Gold," "Snow Gem," "Hazel Brilliant" and "Yellow Sunset," developed and picked fresh daily by "Dr." Culpepper. They may have more trouble locating the resident alchemist since his sense of time passing keeps him on his knees early and late this year among the beds of flowers. He is in perfect camouflage, brown in his worn garden clothes against the brown earth, bent nearly double by arthritis and isolated by near total deafness that seems to improve his rapt concentration, he is cross-pollinating a promising row of pale yellow daffodils. When he is interrupted he is skeptical that anyone could be interested in hearing about him, but he is willing to explain with shy gravity and precision what keeps him in his garden during this last flowering.

"Later in July, I'll be collecting seeds from these crosses. They're going to be sent all over the country by the American Daffodil Society to other people young enough to continue. Some are going to Australia," he says, obviously pleased.

Between March 15 and April 15 is the crucial time: "You pollinate now when the daffodils are in flower by putting pollen of another variety on the pistil of this one. If they set seed then you know you have a cross. This one is ‘Yellow Sunset,’ one of my own varieties. I tear off the petals so people won't pick them. If they set seed, then I'll harvest them in July or August. These varieties don't set seed very copiously without hand pollination."

"I'm too old to do this," Dr. Culpepper says, in the middle of a patch of unnamed seedlings.

"I'll never live to see them because it takes from five to seven years for them to flower. I won't see them, but maybe others will."

When he grew his own seedlings, he says, he planted them in September in flats and they germinated in March or April, so small at first that "they look like wheat or rye."

"I did my fist crosses here in 1927," he recalls, "after I bought the place in 1924.

"Mrs. Culpepper and I had been living in an apartment close to my work at the Department of Agriculture. She looked all over Maryland and Virginia to find this place.

"It was way out in the country then, part of an abandoned farm. This was all an open field, mostly in blackberry briar and sedge grass. It was very poor soil. I added fertilizer and organic matter to grow what I was interested in."

To a farm boy from Wadley, AL, who abandoned the idea of farming after some economic courses at what is now Auburn University convinced him he couldn't afford it, it must have been a real homecoming. Most of the labor involved over the years, he has done himself in the spare time spent after his real work as a research chemist helping to develop food preservation techniques.

"Dr." Culpepper left the University of Chicago in 1918 without his doctorate in botany to accept the job, from which he retired in 1954. Before he left though, he made a lasting impression on his lab partner, "a little bit of a Pennsylvania farm girl” to whom he proposed the day he left without ever having taken her out.

Two years later Anna Connelly joined him in Washington. He admits that it was her "financial management and every other kind of management" that enabled him to steadily expand his "hobby" from the first bulbs he planted in 1926.

"Daffodils were the first things that I grew," he says.

"Every year I've been getting a few new varieties, getting more and more seedlings."

And how many varieties has he used in his crosses?

With a slow shake of the head, he replied, "That I couldn't say... Perhaps a hundred different varieties, that's the best I can say. Of course, not all of the seedlings were good enough to introduce. I have seven or eight in the trade: All of the seedlings Grant E. Mitch of Canby, OR (according to "Dr." Culpepper, one of the largest hybridizers in the country) introduced them several years ago.”

Mrs. Culpepper died in 1967 and "Dr." Culpepper has continued to live alone in the large brick house until increasing vandalism and the desire of his two nearby daughters to see him comfortably settled persuaded him to sell the place. A pending suit by the neighbors still holds up the sale of the property to the Unitarian Church of Arlington for construction of a home for the aged.

"I didn't expect to be picking daffodils now," he said, somewhat ruefully.

"I didn't expect to be here. I'll be moving to my daughter, Myra Anne's, near Mt. Vernon as soon as I wind up my affairs here. But as long as I still own the property, I thought people might as well enjoy it."

As he talks, a group of neighborhood children from the nearby Buckingham Apartment complex flits through the trees, helping to locate some white daffodils for a visitor.

Another elderly lady stops to tell him how glad she is to see him working in his garden again.

Another younger woman waves to him, drops change on his cart and remarks, "This always means spring to me."

Some of the daffodils have been transferred to his daughter's mountain farm in the Massanutten section of the Blue Ridge where the soil yields larger blooms that "Dr." Culpepper was ever able to get here.

For the rest, "The old folks home has promised to save everything possible, to replant all the bulbs and trees they can."

They also claim they will keep the gardens for public use.2
 
Death*January 1980 He died at Alexandria, Fairfax Co., Virginia, in January 1980 at age 91.3 

Family

Anna Connelly (circa 1890 - 1967)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited24 October 2012

Citations

  1. Louis Alford Culpepper referred to Charles Washington Culpepper as "Cholly."
  2. Deborah Fialka, The Evening Star and Daily News: Washington, DC, "A Public Secret - Dr. Culpepper's Garden," 9 Apr 1973.
  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. WW-II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Online database at Ancestry.com.
    Charles Washington Culpepper, White, born 10 Nov 1888 in Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama; resided in Arlington (city), Virginia; Contact: Stanley Monroe in Arlington, Virginia; Employed by U.S. Horticultural Station at Beltsville, Maryland; Height 6’ 0”, Weight 175, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, left leg enlarged; Registered 27 Apr 1942 in Arlington (city), Virginia.
  5. Pct8 ED58 sht9 ln41 (Charley Nov 1888 AL in hh of.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 73, page 7A, 925 Virginia Avenue, Washington, DC
    Lodger with Aubrey Prince:
    Charles W. Culpepper, Lodger, M, W, 31, S, AL/AL/AL, Physiologist/US Gov't.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Ballston, Arlington (city), VA, ED 9, Web page 8 (5 Apr 1930)
    Lines 97-100, Pershing Dr, (#34516)
    Charles W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 41, [email protected], AL/AL/AL, Chemist/Agriculture
    Anna M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 43, [email protected], PA/PA/PA
    Myra A. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 8, sng, PA/PA/PA
    Sarah V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 7, sng, PA/PA/PA

    And then on the next page, on lines 13-16...
    Nathan Scanlon, Head, M, Wh, 65, wid, VA/VA/VA, Clerk/Purchasing Ofc
    Cleo S. Parks, Daughter, F, Wh, 32, wid, VA/VA/VA, Concert Singer
    Hilda D. Parks, Granddaughter, F, Wh, 4, sng, DC/MS/VA
    Charles W. Culpepper, Grandson, F, Wh, 3, sng, PA/PA/PA.
  8. 1940 (16th) US Census, compiled by the US Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls., Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442
    Arlington (city), VA, ED 7-21, Web page 56 (30 Apr 1930)
    Lines 10-14, 4305 N Pershing
    Charles W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 51, md, AL, 1935 in same house, Chemist/Dept of Agriculture
    Anna M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 53, md, PA 1935 in same house, Housework
    Myra A. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, sng, PA 1935 in same house, Student
    Sarah V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 17, sng, PA 1935 in same house, Student
    Charles W. Culpepper, Son, F, Wh, 13, sng, PA 1935 in same house.

Anna Connelly

F, (circa 1890 - 1967)
Birth*circa 1890 Anna was born circa 1890. 
Marriage*October 1920 She married Charles Washington Culpepper at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, in October 1920. 
Married NameOctober 1920  As of October 1920, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Anna was listed as Charles Washington Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia.1 
(Wife) 1940 Census1 April 1940 Anna was listed as Charles Washington Culpepper's wife on the 1940 Census at Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia.2 
Death*1967 She died at Washington, District of Columbia, in 1967. 
Biography* According to the SSN Death Index there was an "Annie Culpepper" born 20 Jun 1890 who applied for a Social Security card in North Carolina and who died Jan 1967 in North Carolina. This is probably not Anna who was living in Washington, DC. 

Family

Charles Washington Culpepper (21 November 1888 - January 1980)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited24 October 2012

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Ballston, Arlington (city), VA, ED 9, Web page 8 (5 Apr 1930)
    Lines 97-100, Pershing Dr, (#34516)
    Charles W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 41, [email protected], AL/AL/AL, Chemist/Agriculture
    Anna M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 43, [email protected], PA/PA/PA
    Myra A. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 8, sng, PA/PA/PA
    Sarah V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 7, sng, PA/PA/PA

    And then on the next page, on lines 13-16...
    Nathan Scanlon, Head, M, Wh, 65, wid, VA/VA/VA, Clerk/Purchasing Ofc
    Cleo S. Parks, Daughter, F, Wh, 32, wid, VA/VA/VA, Concert Singer
    Hilda D. Parks, Granddaughter, F, Wh, 4, sng, DC/MS/VA
    Charles W. Culpepper, Grandson, F, Wh, 3, sng, PA/PA/PA.
  2. 1940 (16th) US Census, compiled by the US Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls., Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442
    Arlington (city), VA, ED 7-21, Web page 56 (30 Apr 1930)
    Lines 10-14, 4305 N Pershing
    Charles W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 51, md, AL, 1935 in same house, Chemist/Dept of Agriculture
    Anna M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 53, md, PA 1935 in same house, Housework
    Myra A. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, sng, PA 1935 in same house, Student
    Sarah V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 17, sng, PA 1935 in same house, Student
    Charles W. Culpepper, Son, F, Wh, 13, sng, PA 1935 in same house.

Howard Preston Culpepper

M, (8 December 1891 - 3 June 1969)
FatherRobert Benjamin F. Culpepper (20 Nov 1864 - 22 Sep 1946)
MotherMedora Virginia Bailey (Jun 1865 - 1948)
Birth*8 December 1891 Howard was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 8 December 1891. 
Census*1900 He listed as son(s) in the census report at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Census1910 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
World War I*between 1917 and 1918 He served between 1917 and 1918.1 
Marriage*circa 1921 He married Jessie A. Covalt circa 1921.1 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Howard was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.1 
Photographed*circa 1946 He was photographed circa 1946 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.2
Howard Preston Culpepper
Photographed*circa 1955 He was photographed circa 1955 at Orange, Orange Co., California.2
Howard Preston & Jessie (Covalt) Culpepper
Death*3 June 1969 He died at Orange Co., California, on 3 June 1969 at age 77.3 
Biography* Howard lived in the northeastern states, and worked for the railroads, according to Louis Alphord Culpepper.

However, his granddaughter, Gay Culpepper says: "I lived with him and my grandmother from the time I was about 6 months old (1951). We lived first in Los Angeles and at nine years of age we moved to the city of Orange, CA and lived there until he passed away from colonrectal cancer.2 

Family

Jessie A. Covalt (3 May 1895 - 25 May 1988)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited23 April 2012

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 78-33, Sheet #7-B, Line 63, Ave. A, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA
    Home owned, Value=$2500, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Howard P. Culpepper, Head, M, 38, M, [email protected], AL/AL/VA, Fireman, Mfg., Vet=WW
    Jessie A. Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M, [email protected], IA/IA/IA, Not employed.
  2. E-mail written Jun 2011 to Warren Culpepper from Gay Culpepper Pound (#62510), 19411 Aurora Dr. E., WA 98387-8018, Phone 253-847-8778, e-mail address.
  3. 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

Obra Rebecca Culpepper

F, (28 June 1895 - 1926)
FatherRobert Benjamin F. Culpepper (20 Nov 1864 - 22 Sep 1946)
MotherMedora Virginia Bailey (Jun 1865 - 1948)
Name Variation She was also known as Obera. 
Birth*28 June 1895 Obra was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 28 June 1895.1 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama
Census1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
Census1920 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1920. 
Death*1926 She died at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1926. 
Burial*1926 Her body was interred in 1926 at Beulah Comm Cemetery, Old Beulah, Chambers Co., Alabama
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited11 October 2003

Citations

  1. Anniston Calhoun County Public Library, Randolph County, Alabama Birth Register 1886-1895, Anniston, AL: Annie Calhoun Book Shop, 1989.
    p. 144.

Inez Culpepper

F, (13 February 1898 - 11 September 2000)
FatherRobert Benjamin F. Culpepper (20 Nov 1864 - 22 Sep 1946)
MotherMedora Virginia Bailey (Jun 1865 - 1948)
Birth*13 February 1898 Inez was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 13 February 1898.1 
Census*1900 She was in the in 1900 census at Flat Rock, Randolph Co., Alabama
Census1910 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1910. 
Marriage*18 December 1919 She married M. A. Champion at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 December 1919 at age 21. 
Married Name18 December 1919  As of 18 December 1919, her married name was Champion. 
Residence*November 1997 Inez resided at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia, in November 1997.2 
Death*11 September 2000 She died at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 11 September 2000 at age 102.1 
Biography*  John William Culpepper wrote in an 18 Aug 1994 letter that Mrs. M. A. (Inez Culpepper) Champion, according to her daughter, Edith (Champion) Zuber, sold her home in 1950 to Mrs. J. T. Edge's father. J. W. Culpepper wrote that the house was "approximately 3/4 of a mile from Wadley on Rt. 22." The house was on land which appears to have been in the Culpepper family since 1850. The land appears to have been a 58.84 acre lot which was noted as Fraction C of section 14 in Township 22 Range 10 of Randolph Co., AL. The land is south of Wadley on the Chambers County line and Route 22 crosses diagonally through the bottom half of the land. It was originally sold to William Culpepper 21 Feb 1850. Mrs Champion's grandfather, William Washington Culpepper would only have been 15 years old at this date so it is assumed that William Henry Culpepper, John Culpepper, Sr.'s son, bought the land. John Culpepper, Sr. is known from census records to have been living near present day Wadley in 1850 and an extant letter from him to a son, Francis G. Culpepper, indicates that he owned land in the area but only his sons show up in land records. Since John Culpepper, Sr. had "broken up housekeeping" by 1853, it is assumed that he was living on one of the parcels that was in the name of one of his sons. John William Culpepper wrote 18 Aug 1994 that he had located Mrs. John (Edith Champion) Zuber, a descendant of John Jefferson Culpepper. John William believes that the land that Edith's mother, Mrs. M. A. (Inez Culpepper) Champion, sold was the land that had originally belonged to his great-great-great-grandfather, John Culpepper, Sr. and that it is where Mrs. Champion's great-grandfather, John Jefferson Culpepper spent the last years of his life: You will see that rt. 22 leaves Wadley in a Southwesternly direction. The home of current residents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Edge, is approximately 3/4 of a mile from Wadley, on Rt. 22 [near the Chambers Co., AL line]. I don't know how far east the property extends [at the point where Route 22 meets a secondary road going south to Chambers County], but I believe it extends north to Hutton Creek [the lot covers about 2/3 of the distance from the Chambers County line to Hutton Creek].... Mrs. John Zuber, (Edith Champion Zuber) daughter of Inez Culpepper Champion [Mrs. M. A. Champion], daughter of Robert Benjamin Culpepper, son of William Washington Culpepper, son of John Jefferson Culpepper advises that her mother sold the property to Mrs. Edge's father in the 1950's.... She said that John Jefferson Culpepper lived at the place with his wife and two sons and remained there after their sons moved to Sand Mountain [Marshall Co., AL]. John and his wife are buried at the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, located half way between Wadley and Roanoke, Alabama. [John Jefferson Culpepper and his wife, Catherine, are not listed in an index to Concord Church Cemetery records possibly because the graves were unmarked or because the markings can no longer be read.] On the 1850 Census John Jefferson was in Chambers County, Alabama. On the 1860 Census he was in Randolph County, living on what I believe to be John and Nancy [Culpepper]'s place. Which is the one described by Mrs. Odessa Elliot Gay to Eleanor Willingham, Margaret Culpepper and Bill Lowery in 1987. Mrs. Zuber stated that her mother lived at the home place until her husband died and a few years after but found it too much work and moved. It was after she moved that the house on Rt. 22 burned to the ground. 

Family

M. A. Champion (circa 1895 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited22 February 2002

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. Mary Lillian (Butler) Pierce letter 27 Nov 1997.

M. A. Champion

M, (circa 1895 - )
Birth*circa 1895 M. was born circa 1895. 
Marriage*18 December 1919 He married Inez Culpepper at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 December 1919. 

Family

Inez Culpepper (13 February 1898 - 11 September 2000)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Herman Curtis Culpepper

M, (19 September 1889 - 23 June 1931)
FatherThomas Wilson Culpepper (28 Sep 1866 - 6 Jun 1913)
MotherLela Eola Moon (14 Jul 1871 - 26 Jun 1960)
Birth*19 September 1889 Herman was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 19 September 1889.1,2 
(Son) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Herman and Zenas was listed as a son in Thomas Wilson Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.3 
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Herman and Zenas was listed as a son in Thomas Wilson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Cameron Co., Texas.4 
Marriage*27 June 1911 He married Bertha Mae Shockey at Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas, on 27 June 1911 at age 21. 
(First cousin) Photographedsay 1914 He appeared as a first cousin in a family photograph say 1914
Left to right: Thomas Ardus Culpepper, Herman Culpepper, and Lunus Culpepper.5
Culpepper brothers
WWI Draft Reg*5 June 1917 He registered for the WW-I draft on 5 June 1917 at Oakhurst, San Jacinto Co., Texas.2 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Herman was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at San Jacinto Co., Texas.6 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1930 at Columbus, Colorado Co., Texas.7 
Death*23 June 1931 He died at Columbus, Colorado Co., Texas, on 23 June 1931 at age 41.8 

Family

Bertha Mae Shockey (4 June 1890 - 17 April 1978)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited19 December 2006

Citations

  1. Anniston Calhoun County Public Library, Randolph County, Alabama Birth Register 1886-1895, Anniston, AL: Annie Calhoun Book Shop, 1989.
    p. 68.
  2. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Herman Curtis Culpepper, 27, Oakhurst, San Jacinto Co., Texas. Born 19 Sep 1889 in ?? Alabama; Employment ??. Married with children; Caucasian; No prior military service; Claims exemption from service due to dependent family; Medium height, Medium build, blue eyes, dark brown hair, not bald, no disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 in San Jacinto Co., TX.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 83, Sheet 8A, Lines 30-35, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama (7 Jun 1900)
    Thomas W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Sep 1866, 33, md-11yrs, AL/SC/AL, Farmer
    Lula E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Jul 1870, 29, md-11yrs, ch 4/4, AL/AL/AL
    Herman C. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Sep 1889, 10, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Zedrar D. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Nov 1892, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Ruby F. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Nov 1894, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Pansy C. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Nov 1897, 2, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 33, Sheet 11A, Pg 269A, Pct 4, Gen.com Img 21, Cameron Co., TX
    Thomas W. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M1, md-21 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Lila Culpepper, Wife, F, 40, M1, md-21 yrs, ch ?/4, AL AL AL
    Herman C. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, AL AL AL, Laborer-Farm
    Junior Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, AL AL AL
    Ruby Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, S, AL AL AL
    Panzey Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, AL AL AL.
  5. E-mail written 2006 to Lew Griffin from Kyra Ludwigson (d/o #35696), Mahtomedi, MN, e-mail address.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 137, Sheet 8A, Pg 78, Pct. 5, San Jacinto Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Herman C. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, M, AL AL AL, Log Scaler-Logging Camp
    Bertha Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, AR OH OH
    Helen Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL AR
    Ruby Fay Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, S, TX AL AR
    William Culpepper, Son, M, 1, S, TX AL AR
    Lela Culpepper, Dau, F, 2/12, TX AL AR.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED1, page 15A, Columbus, Colorado Co., TX
    Rent=21.50, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Hermen C. Culpepper, Head, M, 40, M, md @ 21, AL/AL/AL, Gravel Pit Engineer (ID:34522)
    Bertha M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, md @ 20, AR/OH/OH
    Hellon B. Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, S, TX/AL/AR
    Ruby F. Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX/AL/AR
    William Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX/AL/AR
    Lela Culpepper, Dau, F, 10, S, TX/AL/AR.
  8. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    H. C. Culpepper, Colorado Co., Jun 23 1931, 27566.
  9. 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
    Ruby Faye Culpepper, Female, born 21 Oct 1914 in Cameron Co., Texas, child of Herman Curtis Culpepper.

Bertha Mae Shockey

F, (4 June 1890 - 17 April 1978)
FatherPhillip C. Shockey (c 1860 - )
MotherPlezzie Hamilton (c 1863 - )
Birth*4 June 1890 Bertha was born at Hot Spring Co., Arkansas, on 4 June 1890.1 
Marriage*27 June 1911 She married Herman Curtis Culpepper at Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas, on 27 June 1911 at age 21. 
Married Name27 June 1911  As of 27 June 1911, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Bertha was listed as Herman Curtis Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at San Jacinto Co., Texas.2 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Bertha was listed as an unknown person 's wife on the 1930 Census at Columbus, Colorado Co., Texas.3 
SSN*1965 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1965 in Texas.1 
Death*17 April 1978 She died at Alleyton, Colorado Co., Texas, on 17 April 1978 at age 87.4,1 

Family

Herman Curtis Culpepper (19 September 1889 - 23 June 1931)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited3 February 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. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 137, Sheet 8A, Pg 78, Pct. 5, San Jacinto Co., TX
    Rent=Y, Farm=N
    Herman C. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, M, AL AL AL, Log Scaler-Logging Camp
    Bertha Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, AR OH OH
    Helen Culpepper, Dau, F, 7, S, TX AL AR
    Ruby Fay Culpepper, Dau, F, 5, S, TX AL AR
    William Culpepper, Son, M, 1, S, TX AL AR
    Lela Culpepper, Dau, F, 2/12, TX AL AR.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED1, page 15A, Columbus, Colorado Co., TX
    Rent=21.50, Radio=N, Farm=N
    Hermen C. Culpepper, Head, M, 40, M, md @ 21, AL/AL/AL, Gravel Pit Engineer (ID:34522)
    Bertha M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, md @ 20, AR/OH/OH
    Hellon B. Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, S, TX/AL/AR
    Ruby F. Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX/AL/AR
    William Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, TX/AL/AR
    Lela Culpepper, Dau, F, 10, S, TX/AL/AR.
  4. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Bertha M Culpepper, Female, died 17 Apr 1978 in Colorado Co., TX.

Zenas Donovan Culpepper

M, (6 November 1892 - 21 December 1982)
FatherThomas Wilson Culpepper (28 Sep 1866 - 6 Jun 1913)
MotherLela Eola Moon (14 Jul 1871 - 26 Jun 1960)
Name Variation He was also known as Junior.1 
Birth*6 November 1892 Zenas was born at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 6 November 1892.2 
(Son) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Herman and Zenas was listed as a son in Thomas Wilson Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.3 
(Son) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Herman and Zenas was listed as a son in Thomas Wilson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Cameron Co., Texas.1 
Marriage*15 August 1915 He married Mamie Lee Hornsby at Eastland Co., Texas, on 15 August 1915 at age 22. 
WWI Draft Reg*5 June 1917 He registered for the WW-I draft on 5 June 1917 at Eastland Co., Texas.4 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Zenas was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Premont, Jim Wells Co., Texas.5 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.2 
Death*21 December 1982 He died at Leakey, Real Co., Texas, on 21 December 1982 at age 90.6,2 
Biography* According to his sister, Mrs. C. M. H. (Pansy Culpepper) Hornsby, 14 Oct 1978, Zenas Donovan lived on his ranch near Leakey, Texas. 

Family

Mamie Lee Hornsby (4 May 1892 - 7 December 1970)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited15 November 2006

Citations

  1. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 33, Sheet 11A, Pg 269A, Pct 4, Gen.com Img 21, Cameron Co., TX
    Thomas W. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M1, md-21 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Lila Culpepper, Wife, F, 40, M1, md-21 yrs, ch ?/4, AL AL AL
    Herman C. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, AL AL AL, Laborer-Farm
    Junior Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, AL AL AL
    Ruby Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, S, AL AL AL
    Panzey Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, AL AL AL.
  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. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 83, Sheet 8A, Lines 30-35, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama (7 Jun 1900)
    Thomas W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Sep 1866, 33, md-11yrs, AL/SC/AL, Farmer
    Lula E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Jul 1870, 29, md-11yrs, ch 4/4, AL/AL/AL
    Herman C. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Sep 1889, 10, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Zedrar D. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Nov 1892, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Ruby F. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Nov 1894, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Pansy C. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Nov 1897, 2, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  4. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Zenas Dunsfor Culpepper, Eastland Co., TX, age 24, born 6 Nov 1892 in Albertville, Alabama, Farmer for self at Eastland Co., Texas, Wife and 1 child are dependent, Married, Caucasian, Registered 5 Jun 1917 at Eastland Co., Texas.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 125-6, Sheet 15A, Pg 176, Precinct 4, Premont, Jim Wells Co., TX
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Zenas D. Culpepper, Head, M, 37, md @ 22, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Mamie L. Culpepper, Wife, F, 37, md @ 22, AL/AL/AL
    Louise V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, Sng, TX/AL/AL
    Cathryn Culpepper, Daughter, F, 8, Sng, TX/AL/AL.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Zenas D Culpepper, Male, died 21 Dec 1982 in Real Co., TX.

Mamie Lee Hornsby

F, (4 May 1892 - 7 December 1970)
FatherCharles C. Hornsby (c 1858 - )
MotherMary Ann Clark (c 1860 - )
Birth*4 May 1892 Mamie was born at Roanoke, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 4 May 1892. 
Marriage*15 August 1915 She married Zenas Donovan Culpepper at Eastland Co., Texas, on 15 August 1915 at age 23. 
Married Name15 August 1915  As of 15 August 1915, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Mamie was listed as Zenas Donovan Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Premont, Jim Wells Co., Texas.1 
Death*7 December 1970 She died at Kerr Co., Texas, on 7 December 1970 at age 78.2 

Family

Zenas Donovan Culpepper (6 November 1892 - 21 December 1982)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited25 October 2006

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 125-6, Sheet 15A, Pg 176, Precinct 4, Premont, Jim Wells Co., TX
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Zenas D. Culpepper, Head, M, 37, md @ 22, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Mamie L. Culpepper, Wife, F, 37, md @ 22, AL/AL/AL
    Louise V. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, Sng, TX/AL/AL
    Cathryn Culpepper, Daughter, F, 8, Sng, TX/AL/AL.
  2. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Mamie L Culpepper, Female, Single, died 7 Dec 1970 in Kerr Co., TX.

Ruby Faye Culpepper

F, (13 November 1894 - 26 May 1922)
FatherThomas Wilson Culpepper (28 Sep 1866 - 6 Jun 1913)
MotherLela Eola Moon (14 Jul 1871 - 26 Jun 1960)
Birth*13 November 1894 Ruby was born at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 13 November 1894. 
(Daughter) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Ruby and Pansy was listed as a daughter in Thomas Wilson Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.1 
(Daughter) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Ruby and Pansy was listed as a daughter in Thomas Wilson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Cameron Co., Texas.2 
Marriagecirca 1911 She married William Casper Hornsby at Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas, circa 1911. 
Marriage License*circa 1911 Ruby applied for a marriage license to wed William Casper Hornsby at Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas, circa 1911. 
Married Namecirca 1915  As of circa 1915, her married name was Hornsby. 
(Wife) 1920 Census1 January 1920 Ruby was listed as William Casper Hornsby's wife on the 1920 Census at Comanche Co., Texas.3 
Death*26 May 1922 She died at Natalia, Medina Co., Texas, on 26 May 1922 at age 27. 
Burial*circa 28 May 1922 Her body was interred circa 28 May 1922 at Devine, Medina Co., Texas

Family

William Casper Hornsby (1 November 1889 - 31 May 1981)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited15 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 83, Sheet 8A, Lines 30-35, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama (7 Jun 1900)
    Thomas W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Sep 1866, 33, md-11yrs, AL/SC/AL, Farmer
    Lula E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Jul 1870, 29, md-11yrs, ch 4/4, AL/AL/AL
    Herman C. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Sep 1889, 10, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Zedrar D. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Nov 1892, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Ruby F. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Nov 1894, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Pansy C. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Nov 1897, 2, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 33, Sheet 11A, Pg 269A, Pct 4, Gen.com Img 21, Cameron Co., TX
    Thomas W. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M1, md-21 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Lila Culpepper, Wife, F, 40, M1, md-21 yrs, ch ?/4, AL AL AL
    Herman C. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, AL AL AL, Laborer-Farm
    Junior Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, AL AL AL
    Ruby Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, S, AL AL AL
    Panzey Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, AL AL AL.
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Justice Precinct 6, Comanche, Texas; Roll: T625_1789; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 83; Image: 1010.

    Name:     W C Hernsley
    [W C Hornsby]
    [W C]
    Age:     30
    Birth Year:     abt 1890
    Birthplace:     Alabama
    Home in 1920:     Justice Precinct 6, Comanche, Texas
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Head
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Ruby Hernsley
    Father's Birthplace:     Alabama
    Mother's Birthplace:     Alabama
    Home owned:     Own
    Able to read:     Yes
    Able to Write:     Yes
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    W C Hernsley     30
    Ruby Hernsley     25
    Hazel Hernsley     7
    Mildred Hernsley     5
    Wayne Hernsley     2.

William Casper Hornsby

M, (1 November 1889 - 31 May 1981)
FatherCharles C. Hornsby (c 1858 - )
MotherMary Ann Clark (c 1860 - )
Birth*1 November 1889 William was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 1 November 1889.1 
Marriagecirca 1911 He married Ruby Faye Culpepper at Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas, circa 1911. 
Marriage License*circa 1911 William applied for a marriage license to wed Ruby Faye Culpepper at Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas, circa 1911. 
WWI Draft Reg*June 1917 He registered for the WW-I draft in June 1917 at Walker Co., Texas.1 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Comanche Co., Texas.2 
Death*31 May 1981 He died at Jim Wells Co., Texas, on 31 May 1981 at age 91.3 

Family

Ruby Faye Culpepper (13 November 1894 - 26 May 1922)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited15 May 2012

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Justice Precinct 6, Comanche, Texas; Roll: T625_1789; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 83; Image: 1010.

    Name:     W C Hernsley
    [W C Hornsby]
    [W C]
    Age:     30
    Birth Year:     abt 1890
    Birthplace:     Alabama
    Home in 1920:     Justice Precinct 6, Comanche, Texas
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Head
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Ruby Hernsley
    Father's Birthplace:     Alabama
    Mother's Birthplace:     Alabama
    Home owned:     Own
    Able to read:     Yes
    Able to Write:     Yes
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    W C Hernsley     30
    Ruby Hernsley     25
    Hazel Hernsley     7
    Mildred Hernsley     5
    Wayne Hernsley     2.
  3. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876

Pansy Camitna Clementine Culpepper

F, (21 November 1897 - 21 October 1989)
FatherThomas Wilson Culpepper (28 Sep 1866 - 6 Jun 1913)
MotherLela Eola Moon (14 Jul 1871 - 26 Jun 1960)
Birth*21 November 1897 Pansy was born at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama, on 21 November 1897. 
(Daughter) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Ruby and Pansy was listed as a daughter in Thomas Wilson Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.1 
(Daughter) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Ruby and Pansy was listed as a daughter in Thomas Wilson Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Cameron Co., Texas.2 
Marriage*13 June 1914 She married Charles Marvin Homer Hornsby on 13 June 1914 at age 16. 
Married Name13 June 1914  As of 13 June 1914, her married name was Hornsby. 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Pansy was listed as Charles Marvin Homer Hornsby's wife on the 1930 Census at Premont, Jim Wells Co., Texas.3 
Death*21 October 1989 She died at Hilltop Lakes, Leon Co., Texas, on 21 October 1989 at age 91. 

Family

Charles Marvin Homer Hornsby (11 February 1888 - 29 January 1972)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 September 2007

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 83, Sheet 8A, Lines 30-35, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama (7 Jun 1900)
    Thomas W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, Sep 1866, 33, md-11yrs, AL/SC/AL, Farmer
    Lula E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Jul 1870, 29, md-11yrs, ch 4/4, AL/AL/AL
    Herman C. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Sep 1889, 10, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Zedrar D. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Nov 1892, 7, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Ruby F. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Nov 1894, 5, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Pansy C. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Nov 1897, 2, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 33, Sheet 11A, Pg 269A, Pct 4, Gen.com Img 21, Cameron Co., TX
    Thomas W. Culpepper, Head, M, 45, M1, md-21 yrs, AL AL AL, Farmer
    Lila Culpepper, Wife, F, 40, M1, md-21 yrs, ch ?/4, AL AL AL
    Herman C. Culpepper, Son, M, 20, S, AL AL AL, Laborer-Farm
    Junior Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, AL AL AL
    Ruby Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, S, AL AL AL
    Panzey Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, AL AL AL.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 125-6, Sheet 13B, Pg 174, Precinct 4, Premont, Jim Wells Co., TX
    Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Charles H. Hornsby, Head, M, 42, md @ 26, AL/AL/AL, Farmer
    Pansy Hornsby, Wife, F, 32, md @ 16, AL/AL/AL
    Leorne Hornsby, Daughter, F, 12, Sng, TX/AL/AL
    Charles J. Hornsby, Son, M, 10, Sng, TX/AL/AL
    Lela Culpepper, Mother-in-law, 58, wid, md @ 17, AL/AL/AL.