Pamela Anne Elder1

F, (say 1860 - 29 May 1952)
Birth*say 1860 She was born say 1860.1 
Death*29 May 1952 She died at Upshur Co., Texas, on 29 May 1952.1 

Family

Child
Last Edited16 March 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written Mar 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Frederic Hull (#39685), 5613 NW 114th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73162, e-mail address.

Lenita Murrel Everett1

F, (27 July 1920 - 10 March 1982)
Name Variation She was also known as Sue.2 
Birth*27 July 1920 She was born on 27 July 1920.3 
Married Namesay 1954  As of say 1954, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Marriage*circa 1954 She married Joseph Andrew Culpepper circa 1954.1 
Death*10 March 1982 She died at Marshall, Harrison Co., Texas, on 10 March 1982 at age 61.2,3 

Family

Joseph Andrew Culpepper (30 April 1916 - 1 October 1997)
Child
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited19 December 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
    Jo Lynn Culpepper, Female, born __ 1955 in Harrison Co., Texas, child of Joseph Andrew Culpepper and Lenita Murrel Everett.
  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
    Lenita Murrell ''Sue'' Culpepper, Female, died 10 Mar 1982 in Harrison Co., TX.
  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

Jo Lynn Culpepper1

F, (6 February 1955 - 18 August 2000)
FatherJoseph Andrew Culpepper1 (30 Apr 1916 - 1 Oct 1997)
MotherLenita Murrel Everett1 (27 Jul 1920 - 10 Mar 1982)
Birth*6 February 1955 She was born on 6 February 1955 at Harrison Co., Texas.1,2 
SSN*1972 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1972 in Texas.2 
Death*18 August 2000 She died at Mexia, Limestone Co., Texas, on 18 August 2000 at age 45.2,3 
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited6 November 2006

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Jo Lynn Culpepper, Female, born __ 1955 in Harrison Co., Texas, child of Joseph Andrew Culpepper and Lenita Murrel Everett.
  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. 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
    Jo Lynn Culpepper, died 18 Aug 2000 in Limestone Co., TX.

Frances Elliott1

F, (say 1919 - circa 1961)
Name Variation She was also known as Frances Earle.2 
Birth*say 1919 She was born say 1919.3 
Marriage*circa 1939 She married Joseph Andrew Culpepper circa 1939. 
Married Namecirca 1939  As of circa 1939, her married name was Culpepper.3 
Death*circa 1961 She died circa 1961.4 

Family

Joseph Andrew Culpepper (30 April 1916 - 1 October 1997)
Children
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited19 December 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
    Linda Earle Culpepper, Female, born __ 1940 in Smith Co., Texas, child of J. A. Culpepper Jr. and Frances Elliott.
  2. 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
    Linda Earle Piland, Female, died 2 Sep 1988 in Los Angeles Co., CA. Born 21 Feb 1940 in Texas. Mother's maiden name = Earle.
  3. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247
    Roger Elliott Culpepper, 26 Oct 1942, M, Elliott.
  4. E-mail written 2004-2007 to Warren Culpepper from Phillip Anthony Culpepper (#43454), e-mail address.
  5. Center for Health Statistics / California Department of Health Services, compiler, California Birth Records, 1905-1995, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247
    Roger Elliott Culpepper, Male, was born 26 Oct 1942 in San Diego Co., CA. Mother's maiden name = Elliott.

Warren Lee Blewster1

M, (28 February 1870 - 14 December 1949)
FatherLeonidas Blewster1 (24 Dec 1824 - 26 Aug 1892)
Birth*28 February 1870 He was born on 28 February 1870 at Crawford Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*circa 1901 He married Alberta Culpepper circa 1901.2 
1910 Census*15 April 1910 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1910 at Grant Parish, Louisiana.2 
Photographed*circa 1945 He was photographed circa 1945 at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.1
Warren Lee Blewster
Death*14 December 1949 He died at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, on 14 December 1949 at age 79.1 

Family

Alberta Culpepper (January 1880 - )
Last Edited28 June 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 19 Jun 2006 to Warren Culpepper from David B. Knight, e-mail address.
  2. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet 11A, District 62, Police Jury Ward 5, Grant Parish, Louisiana
    Warren L. Blewster, Head, Wh, 39, md1-8Yrs, GA/GA/GA, Druggist
    Berta Blewster, Wife, F, Wh, 30, md1-8yrs, ch 0/0, TX/GA/GA.

J. R. Petagna1

M, (say 1879 - )
Birth*say 1879 He was born say 1879.1 
Marriage*say 1902 He married Ella Francis Culpepper say 1902.1 

Family

Ella Francis Culpepper (April 1882 - )
Last Edited16 March 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2005-2006 to Culpepper Connections from William Lee Carbrey Jr., e-mail address.

Eugene Marshall1

M, (say 1888 - )
Birth*say 1888 He was born say 1888.1 
Marriage*say 1911 He married Mamie H. Culpepper say 1911.1 

Family

Mamie H. Culpepper (November 1891 - )
Last Edited16 March 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2005-2006 to Culpepper Connections from William Lee Carbrey Jr., e-mail address.

Della Miller1

F, (11 January 1899 - May 1982)
Birth*11 January 1899 She was born on 11 January 1899 at Oregon.2,3 
Marriage*say 1924 She married Leander Howard Culpeper say 1924. 
Married Namesay 1924  As of say 1924, her married name was Culpeper.1 
Name Variationsay 1924  As of say 1924, Della Miller was also known as Culpepper. 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Della was listed as Leander Howard Culpeper's wife on the 1930 Census at Butts Road District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 Her Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Virginia.2 
1940 Census*1 April 1940 Della was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Butts Road District, Norfolk Co., Oregon.3 
Death*May 1982 She died at Chesapeake (city), Virginia, in May 1982 at age 83.2 

Family

Leander Howard Culpeper (26 July 1889 - )
Child
Last Edited22 October 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2002-2006 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Lori Jane Culpeper (#52688), e-mail address.
  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. 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
    Butts Road District, Norfolk Co., VA, ED 65-1, Web Page 41 (25 Apr 1930)
    Lines 4-19, Great Bridge Road
    Household of Kenneth Wright, with numerous other lodgers...
    Della Culpepper, Lodger, F, Wh, 41, md, OR, 1935 in same place
    Miriam Culpepper, Lodger's Daughter, F, Wh, 13, sng, VA, 1935 in same place
    Marjorie A. Culpepper, Lodger's Daughter, F, Wh, 11, sng, VA, 1935 in same place
    Dorothy I. Culpepper, Lodger's Daughter, F, Wh, 10, sng, VA, 1935 in same place
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Lodger's Son, M, Wh, 9, sng, VA, 1935 in same place.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Butts Road District, Norfolk Co., VA, ED 1, Page 9B, Family 182, Address? (10 Apr 1930)
    Howard Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 40, [email protected], VA/VA/VA, Farmer, Vet=No
    Della Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 30, [email protected], OR/OH/IL
    Miriam Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, sng, VA/VA/OR
    Margorie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 2, sng, VA/VA/OR
    Dorothy Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9/12, sng, VA/VA/OR.

Albert Thomas Emery Sr.1

M, (say 1902 - )
Birth*say 1902 He was born say 1902.1 
Marriage*say 1923 He married Mabel Irene Culpepper say 1923.1 

Family

Mabel Irene Culpepper (15 March 1905 - August 1981)
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited18 November 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written Mar 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Frederic Hull (#39685), 5613 NW 114th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73162, e-mail address.

Jack Robinson1

M, (25 August 1906 - May 1980)
Birth*25 August 1906 He was born on 25 August 1906.2 
Marriage*say 1933 He married Mabel Irene Culpepper say 1933.1 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.2 
Death*May 1980 He died at Kansas City, Platte Co., Missouri, in May 1980 at age 73.2 

Family

Mabel Irene Culpepper (15 March 1905 - August 1981)
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited18 November 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written Mar 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Charles Frederic Hull (#39685), 5613 NW 114th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73162, e-mail address.
  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

Margaret Yohe1

F, (1910 - May 1976)
FatherDelaware Thomas Yohe2,1 (c 1871 - )
Birth*1910 She was born in 1910 at North Carolina.1,2,3,4 
Marriage*circa 1927 She married Roland Frank Culpepper circa 1927.2 
Married Namecirca 1927  As of circa 1927, her married name was Culpepper.2 
(Daughter-in-law) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Margaret was listed as a daughter-in-law in John Frank Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Norfolk (city), Virginia.2 
(Wife) 1940 Census1 April 1940 Margaret was listed as Roland Frank Culpepper's wife on the 1940 Census at Norfolk (city), Virginia.5 
SSN*1965 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1965 in Virginia.4 
Death*May 1976 She died at Suffolk (city), Virginia, in May 1976.1,4 
Burial*May 1976 Her body was interred in May 1976 at Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk (city), Virginia.3 

Family

Roland Frank Culpepper (15 March 1899 - September 1958)
Child
Last Edited11 February 2013

Citations

  1. E-mail written Mar 2006, Aug 2012 to Warren Culpepper from Susie Yohe Garrett, e-mail address (Aug 2012).
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Norfolk (city), VA, 22nd Precinct, ED 78, Page 20A, Family 402, 123 East 28th St (12 Apr 1930)
    John F. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 62, [email protected], VA/VA/NC, Proprietor/Lunch Room, Vet=No
    Carrie M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 50, [email protected], VA/VA/VA
    Ida M. Summers, Daughter, F, Wh, 32, wid, [email protected], VA/VA/VA
    Melva P. Summers, Grandson, M, Wh, 11, sng, VA/VA/VA
    Ernest V. Summers, Grandson, M, Wh, 6, sng, VA/VA/VA
    Roland F. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 31, [email protected], VA/VA/VA, Clerk/Restaurant, Vet=No
    Margaret L. Culpepper, Daughter-in-law, F, Wh, 20, [email protected], NC/NC/NC
    Carey M. Culpepper, Grandaughter, F, Wh, 2 2/12, sng, VA/VA/NC
    Delaware T. Yohe, Boarder, M, Wh, 58, wid, [email protected], NC/UN/UN, Mailman/US Post Office
    Adele E. Yohe, Boarder, F, Wh, 16, sng, VA/NC/NC
    Joseph Yohe, Boarder, M, Wh, 12, sng, VA/NC/NC.
  3. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk (city), VA
    + Culpepper, Roland F 59863618, 1899 - 1958
    + Culpepper, Margaret L 59863623, 1910 - 1976.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  5. 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
    Norfolk (city), VA, 23rd Ward, ED 114-100, Web Page 27 (15 Apr 1940)
    Lines 18-24, 219 West 34th Street
    Roland Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 41, md, VA, 1935 in same place, Mechanic/Automobile
    Margaret Culpepper (R), Wife, F, Wh, 30, md, NC, 1935 in same place, Housework
    Cora M. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 12, sng, VA, 1935 in same place
    Fenton L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9, sng, VA, 1935 in same place
    Shirley W. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 7, sng, VA, 1935 in same place
    Carrie M. Culpepper, Mother, F, Wh, 60, wid, VA, 1935 in same place
    Delaware Yohe, Father-in-law, M, Wh, 68, wid, VA, 1935 in same place, Housework.

Asa Castleberry Stephenson1

M, (25 March 1835 - 19 November 1916)
Birth*25 March 1835 He was born on 25 March 1835 at Anderson District, South Carolina. Asa Castleberry Stephenson was the son of George Alexander Stephenson, b. 1812 Anderson Co. SC, d. 22 Oct 1891, buried at the Cross Roads Baptist Church, Hart Co. GA, md. c1832 to Caroline Castleberry, b. 1810, d. 11 Feb. 1898: Cross Roads Ch.
     George Alexander Stephenson was the son of George (Washington?) Stephenson, b. 3 July 1761 Pittsylvania Co. VA(?) (One source says Pennsylvania), d. 9 Jan. 1835 Anderson Co. SC; m. Margaret Johnson, b. 1770 Ireland.
     George (Washington?) Stephenson was the son of Alexander Stephenson, b. c1740 Ireland.1 
Marriage*23 February 1856 He married Mary Elizabeth Walker on 23 February 1856 at age 20. 
Death*19 November 1916 He died at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 19 November 1916 at age 81.1 
Burial*circa 20 November 1916 His body was interred circa 20 November 1916 at Fredonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Thomas Co., Georgia.1 
Biography*2006 ASA CASTLEBERRY STEPHENSON
by Robert M. Leverette 9 Feb. 2006

My great-great-grandfather was Asa Castleberry Stephenson, one of a set of twins. In 1853, he received the Faith, was Baptized and Ordain as a Baptist preacher on the same day, his seventeenth birthday. “Brother Asa came up out of that creek shouting Glory and preaching the Gospel, and this led several of the spectators by the creek to accept the Lord. The old preacher saw this, shouted Hallelujah, decided to retire, and right then and there turned the Church over to Brother Asa.” In 1858. Asa married Mary E. Walker, one of a set of twins whose twin brother married Asa’s twin sister, and having accepted a position of State Surveyor moved to Alabama where Asa’s and Mary’s first children, twins, were born, George Walton (my great-grandfather) and Sarah. A couple of years later, the War of Northern Aggression broke out and Asa moved back to Georgia to enlist in the State Guards, fighting in many battles from Lookout Mountain to the Battle of Peachtree Creek. During the last day of battle at Peachtree Creek, Asa came down with Typhoid Fever and was out for the remainder of the War. During his service years, Asa also acted as the chaplain for the troops.

In 1868, the doctors diagnosed Mary with a respiratory disease and told Asa he had to move her to a warmer and wetter climate, so Asa moved his family to Thomas County in south Georgia. Almost immediately after the move, he linked up with six other Baptist ministers and formed the Mercer Association; a direct competitor, if you will, of the Southern Baptist but now defunct. The assembly immediately elected Asa as the groups missionary and charged him to preach the Gospel to all the “heatherns” in south Georgia and north Florida. This Asa did while founding 23 churches in his missionary district; one of which, Salem Baptist Church, Thomas County, still has my letter; though it has been so long, they have probably thrown it out.

Asa’s salary for that first year consisted of many bushels of corn, peas, beans, so many hogs and chickens, 1 cow, many bags of flour and several quarts each of honey and cane syrup. No paper money but then again, did he need any with all the groceries coming in?

As far as I know, Asa C. Stephenson still holds the record for the most number of couples for whom he performed the marriage ceremony; I believe the number was in the three hundreds. This does not include such sects that the “preacher” says one ceremony for thousands of couples at the same time; such as the Moonies. Of course in Asa’s day, a couple would stand in front of family and friends and announce that they were married and then wait until a minister came along to formalize the event; often after the couple had children.

JOKE ON ASA
Asa C. Stephenson was a tall man standing at close to six feet, seven inches, and the horse he rode in the War was short in stature, causing the men to joke about whether or not Asa was “riding the damn horse or walking along with it.” Apparently, this joke followed him through life; see below.

GATHERING SHEEP TO THE FOLD
When Asa was in his late fifties, one of his women church members asked him to gather her husband into the Church. Asa proceeded with this assignment for several years without much progress when one day he rode up to the woman’s house. Later the woman confided in Asa that her husband said, “Here comes that preacherman walking his damn horse.” Anyway, when Asa dismounted, the woman asked him in to eat lunch with them. Asa thought for a minute and told her he would be glad to in just a few minutes. Asa took off running to a large oak tree in the woman’s yard and climbed as high as the limbs would support him and then climbed down and told her he was ready to eat. During the meal, the woman’s husband asked Asa why he had climbed the tree? Asa told him that he had just come from another Sister’s house where he had eaten a large meal so he climbed the tree to work up an appetite! The man said that if religion allowed him to climb that tree at his age then he would gladly join the Church.

EMBARRASSMENT AND THREATS
During the 1940s when our family went down to visit our Stephenson relatives, mom would make me wear short pants to Salem Baptist Church and this was always an embarrassing time, invariably ending with us fighting, mom would spank me and say, “Look at Grandpa Asa, what would he think of such a mean little boy?” This would usually do it and I would walk in without further to do. Mom’s reference was to a large oil painting of Asa in an oval frame hanging on the vestibule wall. In the painting, Asa was looking very stern with his eyes that followed me everywhere I went and also that long beard; scared the heck out of me. Mom’s uncle, George Stephenson, always seemed to know exactly what mom said and would tell me not to worry, Grandpa Asa loved children, especially ragtag little boys.

I have one great-grandfather, two grandfathers, two grandmothers, one step-grandmother and several aunts and uncles buried at Salem Baptist Church.

Asa C. Stephenson, his wife Mary and one son, Cyrus, are buried at another Church he founded, Freedonia Baptist Church, Thomas County Georgia.1 

Family

Mary Elizabeth Walker (13 October 1835 - 2 December 1922)
Child
Last Edited23 March 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written Feb 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Mike Leverette, e-mail address.

Mary Elizabeth Walker1

F, (13 October 1835 - 2 December 1922)
Birth*13 October 1835 She was born on 13 October 1835.1 
Marriage*23 February 1856 She married Asa Castleberry Stephenson on 23 February 1856 at age 20. 
Married Name23 February 1856  As of 23 February 1856, her married name was Stephenson.1 
Death*2 December 1922 She died at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 2 December 1922 at age 87.1 

Family

Asa Castleberry Stephenson (25 March 1835 - 19 November 1916)
Child
Last Edited23 March 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written Feb 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Mike Leverette, e-mail address.

Edgar Higgs

M, (circa 1907 - )
Birth*circa 1907 He was born circa 1907 at Georgia
Marriage*circa 1927 He married Ethel (?) at Georgia circa 1927. 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Edgar was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Harmony Grove District, Atkinson Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Ethel (?) (circa 1908 - )
Child
Last Edited4 April 2006

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Harmony Grove, Atkinson, Georgia; Roll: 336; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 4; Image: 367.0.