Margaret (?)

F, (say 1717 - )
Birth*say 1717 She was born say 1717. 
Marriage*say 1737 She married Matthias Manning say 1737. 
Married Namesay 1737  As of say 1737, her married name was Manning. 
Research note*16 February 2016 Regarding "(?) Manning" on the Culpepper Connections site
The individual you have as "(?) Manning", son of William Manning (~1690-~1764), and father of Willoughby Manning (~1740-~1806), #10249 in your database, appears to have been named Matthias Manning. His wife, mother of Willoughby Manning who married Martha Culpepper, was named Margaret.

This information comes from a death record for Willoughby Manning in database calledNash County, North Carolina Vital Records Abstracts, by Cynthia Herrin, on It shows Willoughby dying in Nash County, NC, in Spring 1806; it gives a list of his children that corresponds to those shown on Culpepper Connections, along with his second wife Druscilla (last name unknown); and it shows his father as "Matthias Manning" and his mother as "Margaret".

The only discrepancy with what you already have is that you show Willoughby Manning as having been born in Norfolk county, Virginia, whereas this record has him born in Nash county, North Carolina. As I'm sure you know, death records for people who lived most of their life in a particular place often mistakenly place their birth there.

I'm dropping you this note because Rahab Manning and her husband Charles Hammonds are my 4XG-grandparents....

Patrick Nielsen Hayden
February 16, 2016. 


Matthias Manning (say 1715 - )
Last Edited26 February 2016

Early Culpepper

M, (circa 1885 - )
African* He was an African-American. 
Birth*circa 1885 He was born circa 1885 at Georgia
Marriage*circa 1906 He married Edna (?) at Georgia circa 1906. 


Edna (?) (circa 1891 - )
Last Edited3 March 2016

Edna (?)

F, (circa 1891 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*circa 1891 She was born circa 1891 at Georgia
Married Namecirca 1906  As of circa 1906, her married name was Culpepper. 
Marriage*circa 1906 She married Early Culpepper at Georgia circa 1906. 


Early Culpepper (circa 1885 - )
Last Edited3 March 2016

Arline Culpepper

F, (circa 1907 - )
FatherEarly Culpepper (c 1885 - )
MotherEdna (?) (c 1891 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*circa 1907 She was born circa 1907 at Georgia
Last Edited3 March 2016

Lou Culpepper

F, (circa 1911 - )
FatherEarly Culpepper (c 1885 - )
MotherEdna (?) (c 1891 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*circa 1911 She was born circa 1911 at Georgia
Last Edited3 March 2016

Thelma Culpepper

F, (12 August 1918 - 20 February 2016)
FatherEarly Culpepper (c 1885 - )
MotherEdna (?) (c 1891 - )
African* She was an African-American. 
Birth*12 August 1918 She was born on 12 August 1918 at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia.1 
Married Namesay 1939  As of say 1939, her married name was Hawkins. 
Death*20 February 2016 She died at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 20 February 2016 at age 97.1 
Obituary*25 February 2016 Columbus, GA- Mrs. Thelma Culpepper Hawkins,97, of 4702 Topi Court, Columbus died on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at her residence. Funeral service for Mrs. Hawkins will be conducted at 12:00 Noon at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 5214 St. James Street, Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Huling, pastor will be officiating according to the Charles E. Huff's International Funeral Home, Inc. Interment will be held in Main Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, GA. Viewing will be today from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the funeral home located at 927-5th Avenue. Mrs. Thelma Hawkins was born on August 12, 1918 to Early and Edna Culpepper in Columbus, Georgia. She was educated in the Muscogee County School System. During her teen years, she was a proud pitcher of the neighborhood baseball team, the Beallwood Blue Babies which inspired her love of baseball. She especially loved to watch the Atlanta Braves so much that on one of her milestone birthdays her family honored her with a Braves themed celebration.
Mother Hawkins, as she was affectionately called, confessed Christ at an early age at the Greater Beallwood Baptist Church, Columbus, Georgia under the leadership of Rev. J. C. Cook. In August, 1985, her husband the late Rev. Cecil Hawkins acted upon his vision to organize a church and Mother Hawkins supported him in his vision as the First Lady of the church. She also was a devoted member of the Mother Board, Sunday School, Mission Circle No. 1 and Cecil and Thelma Choir. She loved singing with a special passion as she often reminded her family that she had been singing in the church choir since she was six years old. She persevered and continued her role in the choir until she was 95 years old.
Mother Hawkins will be reunited in Heaven with her parents, her husband, Rev. Cecil Hawkins, her daughter, Lillye R. Herring, her grandson, Deacon Barry J. Cody and 14 siblings.
She will hold precious memories in the hearts of her surviving family members, son, Jimmy Hunter (Dorothy), Harrisburg, PA; Richard Bryson, Birmingham, AL, daughters, Evelyn H. Byrd (Johnny, Sr.) and Virginia Truitt, Columbus, GA; grandchildren, Jorene M. Coleman (Marion), Gale Y. Cody, Rev. Johnny W. Byrd, Jr., all of Columbus, GA and Kenneth Hunter, Virginia; eight great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and her St. James Church family.1 
Last Edited3 March 2016


  1. Obituary of Thelma Culpepper Hawkins, Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Feb. 25, 2016.

Nora Maxine Culpepper1

F, (30 November 1936 - 1 February 2016)
FatherJames Charlie Culpepper of Columbus, MS1 (1 Sep 1915 - 21 Sep 1968)
MotherAudrey Maxine Welch1 (29 Jan 1917 - 3 Dec 2007)
Birth*30 November 1936 She was born on 30 November 1936 at Hamilton, Monroe Co., Mississippi.1 
(Daughter) 1940 Census1 April 1940 Nora was listed as a daughter in James Charlie Culpepper of Columbus, MS's household on the 1940 Census at Lowndes Co., Mississippi.2 
Married Namesay 1957  As of say 1957, her married name was Frye.1 
Marriage*say 1957 She married Coy Benson Frye say 1957.1 
Death*1 February 2016 She died at Tupelo, Lee Co., Mississippi, on 1 February 2016 at age 79.1 
Obituary*say 2 February 2016 Nora Maxine Frye, 79 of Caledonia, MS passed away Monday, February 1, 2016, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Kolola Springs Baptist Church, Caledonia, MS. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Bro. Don Harding officiating and Bro. Mel Howton assisting. Interment will be in Egger Cemetery, Caledonia, MS with Lowndes Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Frye was born November 30, 1936, to the late James Charlie and Audrey Maxine Welch Culpepper in Hamilton, MS. She retired from United Technologies as an assembly worker after 26 years of service. Mrs. Frye was a member of Kolola Springs Baptist Church where she was a deacon’s wife, choir member and on the building and grounds committee and the hospitality committee. She loved to read and watch TV and enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Frye also loved her grandchildren. In addition, to her parents, Mrs. Frye was preceded in death by her husband Coy Benson Frye in 2008.
Mrs. Frye is survived by her sons – Rickey Frye, Caledonia, MS, Mike Frye, Braydenton, FL and Joey (Kim) Frye, McGee, MS; daughters – Diane (David) Rains, Mountain Home, AR and Sheila (Russell) Wessel, Ft. McCoy, FL; 6 grandchildren – Tayler, Frye, Casey (Nick) Anderson, Daniel (Madoka) Lastinger, Christopher Frye, Erica Frye and Aneliese Frye; 5 great-grandchildren – Cameron Frye, Cheyenne Reigles, Sammy Reigles, Melody Frye and Dan Lastinger and brother – Charles (Jackie) Culpepper.
Pallbearers will be Gene O’Neil, Jim Fain, Stacy Brown, Mike Gambal, Christopher Frye and Tayler Frye; honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Kolola Springs Baptist Church, Jerry Spears and Al Griffin.

Memorials may be made to North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice, 422 E. President St., Tupelo, MS 38801.1 
Burial*6 February 2016 Her body was interred on 6 February 2016 at Egger Cemetery, Caledonia, Monroe Co., Mississippi.3 


Coy Benson Frye (31 March 1933 - 14 December 2008)
Last Edited3 March 2016


  1. Obituary of Nora Frye, Lowndes Funeral Home & Crematory.
  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
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Lowndes, Mississippi; Roll: T627_2046; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 44-2
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Charley Cullpepper     25
    Andry Cullpepper     23
    Maxine Cullpepper     2.
  3. Find a Grave (online database)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 34263278.

Coy Benson Frye1

M, (31 March 1933 - 14 December 2008)
Birth*31 March 1933 He was born on 31 March 1933.2 
Marriage*say 1957 He married Nora Maxine Culpepper say 1957.1 
Death*14 December 2008 He died on 14 December 2008 at age 75.2 
Burial*say 19 December 2008 His body was interred say 19 December 2008 at Egger Cemetery, Caledonia, Monroe Co., Mississippi.2 


Nora Maxine Culpepper (30 November 1936 - 1 February 2016)
Last Edited3 March 2016


  1. Obituary of Nora Frye, Lowndes Funeral Home & Crematory.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 34263278.

Marlene Garding1

F, (14 July 1934 - 10 January 2016)
Birth*14 July 1934 She was born on 14 July 1934.1 
Married Namesay 1955  As of say 1955, her married name was Hallmark.1 
Death*10 January 2016 She died on 10 January 2016 at age 81.1 
Obituary*say 12 January 2016 Marlene C. Hallmark, 81, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 in Gulfport. Marlene leaves her loving husband of 58 years, Gene Hallmark; her daughter, Shari; her brother, Gary; her granddaughter, Maritza; her sister, Rita and many loving relatives and friends.1  
Last Edited4 March 2016


  1. E-mail written May 2000 - Sep 2008 to Lew Griffin from Sharon Boling, Anniston, AL, e-mail address.

Shirley Jo Culpepper

F, (7 October 1934 - 28 February 2016)
FatherThomas Curtis Culpepper (20 Mar 1910 - 14 May 1968)
MotherGeneva Alice (?) (18 Jan 1917 - 10 Jan 2001)
Name Variation She was also known as Shirley Jo Culpeper. 
Birth*7 October 1934 She was born on 7 October 1934 at Gainesville, Hall Co., Georgia.1 
Married Name19 April 1958  As of 19 April 1958, her married name was Mayhugh.1 
Death*28 February 2016 She died at Fairfax (city), Virginia, on 28 February 2016 at age 81.1 
Obituary*6 March 2016 It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Shirley C. Mayhugh, of Fairfax City, Virginia. She returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, February 28, 2016. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family, her beautiful orchids, and her favorite 50''s music. The loving devotion from her family and friends, and her strong spiritual beliefs, supported her in her struggle, and ultimately gave her a calming peace. She was a vibrant 81 years young. Shirley is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bill Mayhugh; her two sons, Scott Mayhugh and Cathy of Ocean View, Delaware, Jack Mayhugh and wife Sandra of Silver Spring, Maryland; and her five grandchildren, Thomas, Nicholas, Lilly, Christopher, and Matthew. She also leaves her beloved grandogs, Carter and Tobi. Shirley was born Shirley Jo Culpeper on October 7, 1934 in Gainesville, Georgia to Thomas C. and Geneva A. Culpeper. The family moved to Arlington, Virginia and she attended Washington-Lee High School, graduating in 1953. After high school, she established a very successful career as a model, actress and singer in the Washington, DC area. On April 19, 1958, she married William S. Mayhugh "Bill", and the pair settled down in Northern Virginia. The couple welcomed two children and with Bill''s radio career firmly established, Shirley set out to raise her two sons. Her surviving children and grandchildren remember her as an amazing, beautiful soul, who always supported them, never judged them, and loved them unconditionally. She encouraged them to always pursue their goals, and to live, love and laugh often. In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother (Nonnie), Shirley was a devoted wife and loyal friend. She enjoyed lunching and bowling with her girlfriends. She was passionate about her flower gardens, and had a special affinity for orchids. She loved her wine, the beach, the country, crossword puzzles, garage sales and playing poker with her family. She was a woman who possessed extraordinary poise, grace and class. Shirley''s wishes were to be cremated, and to have her ashes sprinkled on the beach and in the ocean. A visitation/memorial is scheduled on Saturday, March 12, from 11 12:30 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home. A celebration of Shirley''s life will follow at the Army Navy Country Club (Arlington), from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m....1 
Last Edited23 March 2016


  1. Obituary of Shirley C. Mayhugh, published in The Washington Post on Mar. 6, 2016.

Lt. Commander Teunison C. Clark1

M, (1918 - 1988)
Birth*1918 He was born in 1918.1 
Marriage*say 1941 He married Margaret E. Culpepper say 1941.1 
Death*1988 He died in 1988.1 


Margaret E. Culpepper (17 August 1919 - 15 November 1983)
Last Edited23 March 2016


  1. Find a Grave (online database)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 33468562.

John L. Decker

M, (29 July 1921 - 30 May 2005)
Birth*29 July 1921 He was born on 29 July 1921. 
Death*30 May 2005 He died on 30 May 2005 at age 83. 
Obituary*31 May 2005 DECKER, JOHN L., Was born on July 29, 1921 and passed away May 30, 2005. He was a retired Lt. Col. from the Air Force. He graduated from Texas A & M University, Class of 1943 and served with Sul Ross Volunteers. He designed and help build many projects in Tyler and Dallas as a structural engineer. He was a great Christian man. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Lucy Decker, sons, John L. Decker Jr. and Harry Decker and by grand children Crystal Decker, Jill Ashley Decker and Kelly Nicole Decker. Funeral services will be at 2 PM Wednesday, June 1, 2005 with visitation beginning at Noon. Interment will follow at D/FW National Cemetery.1 
Burial*1 June 2005 His body was interred on 1 June 2005 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.2 
Last Edited25 April 2016


  1. Obituary of John L. Decker, published in Dallas Morning News on May 31, 2005.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 11068823.

Barnabas Jones

M, (before 1758 - before 3 November 1806)
Birth*before 1758 He was born before 1758 at Virginia
Marriage*say 1782 He married Martha (?) say 1782. 
Will*1806 He made a will at Warren Co., Georgia, in 1806. 
Death*before 3 November 1806 He died at Warren Co., Georgia, before 3 November 1806. 
Probate*3 November 1806 A probate action was taken on his estate on 3 November 1806 at Warren Co., Georgia,

Barnabas Jones' estate.1 


Martha (?) (before 1758 - )
Last Edited26 April 2016


  1. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    page 159.

Martha (?)

F, (before 1758 - )
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Patsy (?). 
Birth*before 1758 She was born before 1758. 
Marriage*say 1782 She married Barnabas Jones say 1782. 
Married Namesay 1782  As of say 1782, her married name was Jones. 


Barnabas Jones (before 1758 - before 3 November 1806)
Last Edited26 April 2016

Joseph Paul Dufresne

M, (26 October 1922 - 1 September 2004)
Birth*26 October 1922 He was born on 26 October 1922.1 
Marriage*say 1966 He married Margaret Elizabeth Campbell say 1966. 
Death*1 September 2004 He died at Clements, Saint Marys Co., MD, on 1 September 2004 at age 81
Joe was a WWII Colonel in the Army and had a full blown military funeral with the horse drawn caisson and 21 gun salute..2,3 
Obituary*9 September 2004 On Wednesday, September 1, 2004, JOSEPH PAUL DUFRESNE, of Clements, MD. Loving husband of Elizabeth C. Dufresne; father of Kathry J. Gondek, Alice A. Mickey, Joseph S. Dufresne; stepfather of John W. Cox. Memorial Mass on Friday, September 10, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Wayside, Chaptico, MD. Interment in Arlington, National Cemetery on October 21, 2004. Memorial contributions may be made to to the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609; Hospice of St. Mary's Inc., PO Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the National Capitol Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2021 K St., N.W., Suite 715, Washington, DC 20006-1035. Arrangements by the BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650.2 


Margaret Elizabeth Campbell (21 May 1928 - 25 July 2006)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited28 May 2016


  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  2. Obituary of Joseph Paul Dufresne, published in The Washington Post on Sept. 9, 2004.
  3. E-mail written 2002 - May 2016 to Lew Griffin from Sallie V. Cox, e-mail address.