Mary Jennings1

F, (say 1880 - )
Birth*say 1880 She was born say 1880. 
Marriage*22 October 1902 She married Matthew Martin Culpepper at Mississippi on 22 October 1902. The couple separated 9 Nov 1918. Matthew may have married third, Annie Jenkins Ellisson, daughter of Daniel Thomas Jenkins and Drucilla Hood.2 
Married Name Her married name was Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Mary was listed as Matthew Martin Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Covington Co., Mississippi.3 
WWI Draft Reg*12 September 1918 Matthew Martin Culpepper named Mary as his nearest relative when registering for the WW-I draft on 12 September 1918.4 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Mary was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Oakohay, Covington Co., Mississippi.5 
Divorce*March 1920 She and Matthew Martin Culpepper were divorced in March 1920 at Collins, Covington Co., Mississippi. (In her filing, Mary said she and Matthew were married Oct 22, 1902 and seperated Nov 9, 1918. Matthew's post office address and whereabouts were unknown. The complaint and the newspaper clipping of the citation that was issued for Matthew are all that was in the file.)2 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Mary was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Covington Co., Mississippi.6 

Family

Matthew Martin Culpepper (19 May 1877 - circa 1920)
Children
Last Edited24 August 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jan 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Mike Tebo (gs/o #7332), e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2002 - 2003 to Lew Griffin from Loretta, e-mail address.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 9, Sheet 17A, Family 266, Beat 5, Covington County, MS
    Math Culpper, Head, M, Wh, 32, Md2, 8 yrs, Farmer-General Farm
    Mary Culpper, Wife, F, Wh, 25, Md1-8 yrs, ch 3/3, MS/MS/MS
    Ellie Culpper, Daughter, F, Wh, 6, S, MS/MS/MS
    Pearlie Culpper, Daughter, F, Wh, 4, S, MS/MS/MS
    Not Named Culpper, Son, M, Wh, 2, S, MS/MS/MS.
  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
    Mathew Martin Culpepper, 25 RFD#1, Mount Olive, Covington Co., MS, age 41, born 19 May 1877, White, Farming for self at 25 RFD#1, Mount Olive, Covington Co., MS. Nearest relative: Mary Culpepper (Wife), 25 RFD#1, Mount Olive, Covington Co., MS, /s/ Mathew Martin Culpepper, Medium height, Medium build, Gray eyes, ? hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 in Collins, Columbus Co., MS.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 9, Sheet14B, Lines 87-93, Oakohay, Covington Co., MS (21 Jan 1920)
    Mary Culpeper, Head, F, Wh, 36, wid, MS/MS/MS Farmer
    Pearlie Culpeper, Dau, F, Wh, 14, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Clarence Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 11, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Charlie Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 9, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Carry Culpeper, Dau, F, Wh, 7, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Mabel Culpeper, Dau, F, Wh, 5, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Roscoe Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 2, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 16-4, Page 14A, Beat 2, Covington Co., MS
    Rent Farm, Radio=N
    Mary Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 39, Wid, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, General Farm
    Charlie Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 19, sng, Cannot read or write, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, General Farm, Vet=N
    May Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 15, sng, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, General Farm
    Roscoe Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 13, sng, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, General Farm
    Buster Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 10, sng, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, General Farm.

Thomas Jackson Ryon1

M, (18 April 1871 - 7 May 1935)
FatherJoshua Jackson Ryon1 (8 Jun 1822 - 2 Apr 1906)
MotherElizabeth Ann Richardson1 (18 May 1841 - 7 Jun 1918)
Birth*18 April 1871 He was born on 18 April 1871 at Savoy, Fannin Co., Texas.1 
Marriage*18 December 1892 He married Elizabeth Adeline Culpepper at Ector, Fannin Co., Texas, on 18 December 1892 at age 21. Addie and T. J. had the following children:
1) Don Jackson Ryon, b. 14 May 1894, Savoy, Fannin Co, TX. m. Fannie Lee Roberts. d. 17 Jul 1969, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. Bur: Mount Olivet Cem

2) Paul Asbury Ryon, b 29 Jan 1896 in Savoy, Fannin Co, TX, m. 24 Dec 1915 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX, to Agnes Myrtle Smelley. d. 16 Mar 1942, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. bur: Mount Olivet Cem

3) Thomas William "Will" Ryon, b 12 Jun 1898, Savoy, Fannin Co, TX. d. Oct 1918 in the great flu epidemic of 1918 on a train enroute to Kansas City with a load of cattle. bur: Mount Olivet Cem., Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. Spouse: Kat Ragon?

4) Henry Ryon, b 14 Sep 1901 at Bonham, Fannin Co, TX. m 23 Dec to Irene Rutledge (year unknown). d. in Brownwood, TX. Burial in Brownwood.

5) Dewitt Ryon. b. 8 Sep 1905 in Bonham, Fannin Co, TX. d 27 Nov 1970 in Wichita Falls, TX. Bur: Mount Olivet Cem, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX.

6) Ezra Mae Ryon, b 5 Oct 1907. m 16 Mar (year unknown) in Haskell, TX, to Jeff F. Tidwell. d. in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX.

7) Garnett Ryon, b 23 Dec 1909, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. m. Jewell Crew. d. in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. Bur: Mount Olivet Cem.

8) Fred Wayne Ryon, b 23 Aug 1913, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. m. 5 Apr 1934 in Fort Worth to Fay (NMI) Dorris.

9) Pearl Elizabeth Ryon. b. 8 Nov 1915, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. d 10 Jul 1929 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX. Bur: Mount Olivet Cem.1 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas.2 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas.3 
Death*7 May 1935 He died at Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, on 7 May 1935 at age 64.1 
Burial*say 9 May 1935 His body was interred say 9 May 1935 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas
Biography* T. J. Ryon was an independent cattle trader who worked in connection with the Fort Worth Stockyards. A story handed down in the family say that he was so well thought of that he was allowed to buy the first herd of cattle that arrived at the new Fort Worth Stockyards. I've been told that a picture exists that shows him leading that herd in. He was a big man with a handlebar mustache.

"On March 14, 1908, the first indoor cutting horse competition ever held in the world took place inside the Fort Worth Coliseum, illuminated by electric lights and watched and applauded by thousands. Entrants in this historical event were .... T. J. Ryon ...."
(quote from "A Hundred Years of Heroes A History of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show" by Clay Reynolds, Texas Christian University Press, Fort Worth, TX, p. 73.)1 

Family

Elizabeth Adeline Culpepper (18 March 1875 - 22 April 1955)
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited6 March 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Ryon, e-mail address.
  2. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 83, Sheet 20A, Pg 20, Pct 1, 109 East 29th St., Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
    Own=Y, Farm=N
    Thomas Ryan, Head, M, 46, M, TX KY VA, Speculator-Live Stock
    Addie (Culpepper) Ryan, Wife, F, 42, M, TX VA AL
    Henry Ryan, Son, M, 18, S, TX TX TX
    Dewitt Ryan, Son, M, 14, S, TX TX TX
    E. Mary Ryan, Dau, F, 12, S, TX TX TX
    Fred Ryan, Son, M, 10, S, TX TX TX
    Garrett Ryan, Son, M, 6, S, TX TX TX
    Pearl Ryan, Dau, F, 4 2/12, S, TX TX TX
    Jane Culpepper, Mother-in-Law, F, 70, Wid, AL AL AL.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 88, Sheet 25A, Pg 25, 3023 Houston Ave., Ft Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
    Own=$1900, Radio=N, Farm=N, Military=N
    Thomas Ryan, Head, M, 59, M, [email protected], TX KY VA, Stock Trader-Stock Yards
    Addie (Culpepper) Ryan, Wife, F, 54, M, [email protected], TX TN AR
    Jane Culpepper, MIL, F, 84, WD, [email protected]/a, AR AR AR.

Joshua Jackson Ryon1

M, (8 June 1822 - 2 April 1906)
Name Variation He was also known as Jack. 
Birth*8 June 1822 He was born on 8 June 1822 at Bedford Co., Virginia.1 
Marriage*16 September 1867 He married Elizabeth Ann Richardson at Grayson Co., Texas, on 16 September 1867 at age 45. Their children were as follows:

1) William J. Ryon, b 1858 in TX
2) Fannie L. Ryon, b 1862.
3) Sarah A. "Sallie" Ryon, b 1866.
4) Thomas "Tom" Jackson Ryon
5) John E. "Johnny" Ryon, b 15 May 1875, d 30 Jul 1887. Bur: Greenwood Cem, Fannin Co, TX
6) Elizabeth A. Ryon, b 1878.1 
Death*2 April 1906 He died at Fannin Co., Texas, on 2 April 1906 at age 83.1 
Burial*say 4 April 1906 His body was interred say 4 April 1906 at Greenwood Cemetery (Jenkins Cemetery), Fannin Co., Texas

Family

Elizabeth Ann Richardson (18 May 1841 - 7 June 1918)
Child
Last Edited11 January 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Ryon, e-mail address.

Elizabeth Ann Richardson1

F, (18 May 1841 - 7 June 1918)
Name Variation She was also known as Bettie. 
Birth*18 May 1841 She was born on 18 May 1841 at Larue Co., Kentucky.1 
Marriage*16 September 1867 She married Joshua Jackson Ryon at Grayson Co., Texas, on 16 September 1867 at age 26. Their children were as follows:

1) William J. Ryon, b 1858 in TX
2) Fannie L. Ryon, b 1862.
3) Sarah A. "Sallie" Ryon, b 1866.
4) Thomas "Tom" Jackson Ryon
5) John E. "Johnny" Ryon, b 15 May 1875, d 30 Jul 1887. Bur: Greenwood Cem, Fannin Co, TX
6) Elizabeth A. Ryon, b 1878.1 
Married Name16 September 1867  As of 16 September 1867, her married name was Ryon. 
Death*7 June 1918 She died on 7 June 1918 at age 77.1 
Burial*say 9 June 1918 Her body was interred say 9 June 1918 at Greenwood Cemetery (Jenkins Cemetery), Fannin Co., Texas

Family

Joshua Jackson Ryon (8 June 1822 - 2 April 1906)
Child
Last Edited11 January 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Ryon, e-mail address.

Preston Brantley1

M, (circa 1874 - before August 1885)
FatherRobert T. Brantley1 (25 Jan 1854 - 15 Feb 1919)
MotherDemie Goodson1 (19 Aug 1850 - 26 Jan 1914)
Name Variation He was also known as Boston.1 
Birth*circa 1874 He was born circa 1874 at Putnam Co., Florida.1 
Death*before August 1885 He died before August 1885
Did not appear in 1885 census. 
Last Edited12 January 2003

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Putnam Co., FL, Precinct 12, ED 135, page 16 (page 214 of ref. book)
    Robert Brantly, W, M, 26, Husb, M, Farmer, AL/AL/SC
    Demie Brantly, W, F, 29, Wife, M, Housekeeper, SC/SC/SC
    Preston [or Boston] Brantly, W, M, 6, Son, S, FL
    Lawrence Brantly, W, M, 2, Son, S, FL
    Allen Brantly, W, M, 1/12 (May), Son, S, FL.

Lawrence Brantley1

M, (circa 1878 - )
FatherRobert T. Brantley1 (25 Jan 1854 - 15 Feb 1919)
MotherDemie Goodson1 (19 Aug 1850 - 26 Jan 1914)
Birth*circa 1878 He was born circa 1878 at Putnam Co., Florida.1 
(Son) Census18 August 1885 He listed as son(s) in the census report at Putnam Co., Florida, on 18 August 1885.2 
Last Edited12 January 2003

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Putnam Co., FL, Precinct 12, ED 135, page 16 (page 214 of ref. book)
    Robert Brantly, W, M, 26, Husb, M, Farmer, AL/AL/SC
    Demie Brantly, W, F, 29, Wife, M, Housekeeper, SC/SC/SC
    Preston [or Boston] Brantly, W, M, 6, Son, S, FL
    Lawrence Brantly, W, M, 2, Son, S, FL
    Allen Brantly, W, M, 1/12 (May), Son, S, FL.
  2. Nancy Cooley Alvers, Putnam Co. FL Census Reports and Marriages, San Mateo, FL: Palvers Pub., 1999.
    1885 Census, Putnam Co., FL, Precinct 12, ED 12, Page 115, Family 1174
    Adjacent to father, Joseph, Fam #1173)
    Robert Brantley, W, M, 31, Head, Md, Farmer, FL[sic]/SC/SC
    Lula Brantley, W, F, 35, Wife, Md, FL[sic]/SC/SC
    Lorence Brantley, W, M, 7, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Allen Brantley, W, M, 5, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Freddie Brantley, W, M, 4, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Demis Brantley, W, F,2, Dau, S, FL/SC/SC.

Allen Brantley1

M, (May 1880 - )
FatherRobert T. Brantley1 (25 Jan 1854 - 15 Feb 1919)
MotherDemie Goodson1 (19 Aug 1850 - 26 Jan 1914)
Birth*May 1880 He was born in May 1880 at Putnam Co., Florida.1 
(Son) Census18 August 1885 He listed as son(s) in the census report at Putnam Co., Florida, on 18 August 1885.2 
Last Edited12 January 2003

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Putnam Co., FL, Precinct 12, ED 135, page 16 (page 214 of ref. book)
    Robert Brantly, W, M, 26, Husb, M, Farmer, AL/AL/SC
    Demie Brantly, W, F, 29, Wife, M, Housekeeper, SC/SC/SC
    Preston [or Boston] Brantly, W, M, 6, Son, S, FL
    Lawrence Brantly, W, M, 2, Son, S, FL
    Allen Brantly, W, M, 1/12 (May), Son, S, FL.
  2. Nancy Cooley Alvers, Putnam Co. FL Census Reports and Marriages, San Mateo, FL: Palvers Pub., 1999.
    1885 Census, Putnam Co., FL, Precinct 12, ED 12, Page 115, Family 1174
    Adjacent to father, Joseph, Fam #1173)
    Robert Brantley, W, M, 31, Head, Md, Farmer, FL[sic]/SC/SC
    Lula Brantley, W, F, 35, Wife, Md, FL[sic]/SC/SC
    Lorence Brantley, W, M, 7, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Allen Brantley, W, M, 5, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Freddie Brantley, W, M, 4, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Demis Brantley, W, F,2, Dau, S, FL/SC/SC.

Freddie Brantley1

M, (circa 1881 - )
FatherRobert T. Brantley1 (25 Jan 1854 - 15 Feb 1919)
MotherDemie Goodson1 (19 Aug 1850 - 26 Jan 1914)
Birth*circa 1881 He was born circa 1881 at Putnam Co., Florida.1 
(Son) Census18 August 1885 He listed as son(s) in the census report at Putnam Co., Florida, on 18 August 1885.1 
Last Edited12 January 2003

Citations

  1. Nancy Cooley Alvers, Putnam Co. FL Census Reports and Marriages, San Mateo, FL: Palvers Pub., 1999.
    1885 Census, Putnam Co., FL, Precinct 12, ED 12, Page 115, Family 1174
    Adjacent to father, Joseph, Fam #1173)
    Robert Brantley, W, M, 31, Head, Md, Farmer, FL[sic]/SC/SC
    Lula Brantley, W, F, 35, Wife, Md, FL[sic]/SC/SC
    Lorence Brantley, W, M, 7, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Allen Brantley, W, M, 5, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Freddie Brantley, W, M, 4, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Demis Brantley, W, F,2, Dau, S, FL/SC/SC.

Demie Brantley1

F, (circa 1883 - )
FatherRobert T. Brantley1 (25 Jan 1854 - 15 Feb 1919)
MotherDemie Goodson1 (19 Aug 1850 - 26 Jan 1914)
Birth*circa 1883 She was born circa 1883 at Putnam Co., Florida.1 
(Daughter) Census18 August 1885 She listed as daughter(s) in the census report at Putnam Co., Florida, on 18 August 1885.1 
Last Edited12 January 2003

Citations

  1. Nancy Cooley Alvers, Putnam Co. FL Census Reports and Marriages, San Mateo, FL: Palvers Pub., 1999.
    1885 Census, Putnam Co., FL, Precinct 12, ED 12, Page 115, Family 1174
    Adjacent to father, Joseph, Fam #1173)
    Robert Brantley, W, M, 31, Head, Md, Farmer, FL[sic]/SC/SC
    Lula Brantley, W, F, 35, Wife, Md, FL[sic]/SC/SC
    Lorence Brantley, W, M, 7, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Allen Brantley, W, M, 5, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Freddie Brantley, W, M, 4, Son, S, FL/SC/SC
    Demis Brantley, W, F,2, Dau, S, FL/SC/SC.

Dorothy Ann Deck1

F, (25 December 1953 - 2 March 1999)
Birth*25 December 1953 She was born on 25 December 1953.1,2 
SSN*1969 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1969 in California.2 
Marriage*August 1972 She married Wayne Craig Culpepper in August 1972 at age 18.1 
Married NameAugust 1972  As of August 1972, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Divorce*between 1981 and 1982 She and Wayne Craig Culpepper were divorced between 1981 and 1982.1 
Death*2 March 1999 She died on 2 March 1999 at age 45.1,2 

Family

Wayne Craig Culpepper (8 February 1947 - 11 September 2003)
Last Edited25 November 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003-2013 to Warren Culpepper from Lake Lee Culpepper (#47179), e-mail address (May 2013).
  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

Bess Jones1

F, (14 December 1901 - 23 October 2002)
FatherAlbert Jones2 (s 1870 - )
MotherJennie Stever2 (s 1874 - )
Birth*14 December 1901 She was born on 14 December 1901.3 
Married Name21 May 1935  As of 21 May 1935, her married name was Pierce.2 
Marriage*21 May 1935 She married Raymond Pierce on 21 May 1935 at age 33.2 
Marriage*17 November 1959 She married Basil Paxton Boykin on 17 November 1959 at age 57.2 
Married Name17 November 1959  As of 17 November 1959, her married name was Boykin.2 
Death*23 October 2002 She died at Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., Wisconsin, on 23 October 2002 at age 100.3 

Family 1

Raymond Pierce (say 1892 - before 1959)

Family 2

Basil Paxton Boykin (13 December 1889 - 15 July 1970)
Last Edited22 July 2012

Citations

  1. Letter of unknown date found in Elanor Boykin papers from 'Margaret' who referred to 'Daddy Jimmy', Lethea, 'Uncle Basil' (who "married Bess Pierce Jones, a widow, in 1959, and they seemed very contented"), and Bess (who wrote that Uncle Basil was buried next to Nancy, "the one Irma didn't like, and who died many years ago."
  2. E-mail written 2012-2015 to Warren L. Culpepper & Lew Griffin from Eve Dravecky (#63567), 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

Raymond Pierce1

M, (say 1892 - before 1959)
Birth*say 1892 He was born say 1892.2 
Marriage*21 May 1935 He married Bess Jones on 21 May 1935.1 
Death*before 1959 He died before 1959.2 

Family

Bess Jones (14 December 1901 - 23 October 2002)
Last Edited22 July 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2012-2015 to Warren L. Culpepper & Lew Griffin from Eve Dravecky (#63567), e-mail address.
  2. Letter of unknown date found in Elanor Boykin papers from 'Margaret' who referred to 'Daddy Jimmy', Lethea, 'Uncle Basil' (who "married Bess Pierce Jones, a widow, in 1959, and they seemed very contented"), and Bess (who wrote that Uncle Basil was buried next to Nancy, "the one Irma didn't like, and who died many years ago."

Gracie Reid1

F, (circa 1863 - )
Father(?) Reid1 (s 1845 - )
MotherSibby (?)1 (s 1847 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*circa 1863 She was born circa 1863 at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage* She married Date Russell.1 
Married Name Her married name was Russell.1 
Photographed*say 1930 She was photographed say 1930.1
Gracie Reid Russell

Family

Date Russell (before 1870 - )
Last Edited31 December 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2005 to Lew Griffin from Sandra Louise Schiffer Durbin, San Diego, CA, e-mail address.

Date Russell1

M, (before 1870 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*before 1870 He was born before 1870.1 
Marriage* He married Gracie Reid.1 

Family

Gracie Reid (circa 1863 - )
Last Edited19 March 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2005 to Lew Griffin from Sandra Louise Schiffer Durbin, San Diego, CA, e-mail address.

Ruth Vernon Cross1

F, (24 September 1914 - )
Birth*24 September 1914 She was born on 24 September 1914.1 
Marriage*1935 She married Max Chadwell Culpepper in 1935.1 
Married Name1935  As of 1935, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Divorce*1943 She and Max Chadwell Culpepper were divorced in 1943. 

Family

Max Chadwell Culpepper (12 August 1909 - July 1977)
Last Edited5 February 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003-2010 to Culpepper Connections from Cynthia 'Cindy' Culpepper Fay (#47197), e-mail address.