Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper

Female, #33290, (29 Jul 1846 - 24 Jan 1932)
Father*James Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
Mother*Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*29 Jul 1846 Susan was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 29 Jul 1846.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 John, Susan and Lucinda listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.2 
Relocation15 Jan 1852 Taylor County was formed 15 Jan 1852 from Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. The James Culpepper family was apparently in that part of Talbot that became Taylor. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*circa 1865 She married Hannibal B. Watson circa 1865.4 
Married Namecirca 1865  As of circa 1865, her married name was Watson. 
Birth of Son19 Aug 1866 Her son Richard Lamar Watson was born on 19 Aug 1866 at Georgia
Birth of Son7 Jul 1867 Her son John Francis Watson was born on 7 Jul 1867 at Georgia
Census*1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Cedar Creek, Taylor Co., Georgia, in 1880. 
Death of Spouse19 Feb 1888 Her husband Hannibal B. Watson died on 19 Feb 1888 at Taylor Co., Georgia.5,6 
Marriage*14 Dec 1892 She married Hamilton Henry Hill at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 14 Dec 1892 at age 46.7 
Married Name14 Dec 1892  As of 14 Dec 1892, her married name was Hill. 
Death of Father11 Feb 1898 Her father James Marion Culpepper M.D. died on 11 Feb 1898 at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia
Death of Mother31 Jan 1910 Her mother Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel died on 31 Jan 1910 at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Spouse9 Mar 1918 Her husband Hamilton Henry Hill died on 9 Mar 1918 at Taylor Co., Georgia
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Susan was listed as a mother in Richard Lamar Watson's household on the 1920 Census at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida.9 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Susan was listed as a mother in Richard Lamar Watson's household on the 1930 Census at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida.10 
Death*24 Jan 1932 She died at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida, on 24 Jan 1932 at age 85. 
Burial*circa 26 Jan 1932 Her body was interred circa 26 Jan 1932 at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida.1 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: SUSAN FITZPATRICK CULPEPPER On July 29, 1846, Susan Fitzpatrick was born to my father and mother in Talbot County, Georgia. when she was 18 years old she ran away from home and married a man named Hannibal Watson. He was a drunkard and a generally undesirable man; and my father objected to him on such grounds. To my sister and her husband were born two sons - Richard Lamar Watson and John Francis Watson. These two were living, a few months ago, near Tampa, Florida. Mr. Watson died in February 1887, and is buried at old Bethel Church, in Taylor County, Georgia. After several years my sister married again - a man named Hamilton Hill. He had been married three times before and he was my sister's second husband. He was also a drinking man. My sister, Susan, lived to be 84 years old. She is buried at River View, near Tampa, Florida. Neither one of her sons ever married; although one, of them it was reported, became the father of a son whose mother's name was Hudson. The other son, owing to a severe case of whooping cough in infancy, became almost totally blind and is so now. These boys were true to each-other, and are yet. This disposes of the history of the first-born of my father and mother - Susan Fitzpatrick. At this time she has been dead about ten years. She was a good woman. She lived and died a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

Family 1

Hannibal B. Watson (circa 1840 - 19 Feb 1888)
Marriage*circa 1865 She married Hannibal B. Watson circa 1865.4 
Children

Family 2

Hamilton Henry Hill (14 Feb 1842 - 9 Mar 1918)
Marriage*14 Dec 1892 She married Hamilton Henry Hill at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 14 Dec 1892 at age 46.7 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 262A-B, 16th District, Talbot Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Susan Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  4. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3 'when she was 18 years old.'
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3, has Feb 1887.
  6. E-mail written 2002 forward to Lew Griffin from Harris Hill, e-mail address.
    From THE BUTLER HERALD, February 21, 1888
    Died at his home On Sunday last, Hannibal Watson, leaves large family.

  7. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3 Susan's first husband died in 1887.
  8. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Lucinda O'Daniel Culpepper, Wife of Dr. J. M. Culpepper, 18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910.
  9. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 11B, ED: 87, Image: 817 (16 Jan 1920), Riverview, Hillsborough Co., FL
    Richard L. Watson, HH, M, W, 53, Wd, GA/GA/GA/Farmer
    John F. Watson, Bro, M, W, 51, S, GA/GA/GA
    Susan T. Hill, Mother, F, W, 73, Wd, GA/GA/GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, Uncle, M, W, 65, Wd, GA/GA/GA/Carpenter-Retired.
  10. 1930 Hillsborough Co., FL census, precinct 46, Riverview, taken April 7, 1930, ED 29-127, Sheet 3A.
    Bloomingdale Rd.
    HH 57/60 Watson, Richard L. Head owns M W 63 S GA GA GA Farmer
    , John F. Brother M W 60 S GA GA GA Farm laborer
    Hill, Susan F. Mother F W 73 Wd GA AL AL none.

Hannibal B. Watson1

Male, #33291, (circa 1840 - 19 Feb 1888)
Father*William Watson (b 1811 - )
Mother*Celia O'Neal (b 1815 - )
Birth*circa 1840 Hannibal was born at Georgia circa 1840. 
Marriage*circa 1865 He married Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper circa 1865.2 
Birth of Son19 Aug 1866 His son Richard Lamar Watson was born on 19 Aug 1866 at Georgia
Birth of Son7 Jul 1867 His son John Francis Watson was born on 7 Jul 1867 at Georgia
Census*1880 A census listed Hannibal as head of household at Cedar Creek, Taylor Co., Georgia, in 1880. 
Death*19 Feb 1888 He died at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 19 Feb 1888.3,4 
Burial* His body was interred at Bethel Church Cemetery, Taylor Co., Georgia.5 
Biography* Rev. John Butler Culpepper wrote that Hannibal Watson was "a well to-do farmer of Southern Georgia. He took to strong drink early in life, at first seemed not to keep him from making money, but it finally not only reduced his wealth but took his life." 

Family

Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper (29 Jul 1846 - 24 Jan 1932)
Marriage*circa 1865 He married Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper circa 1865.2 
Children
Last Edited16 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2002-2004 to Warren Culpepper from Donna Wall, Gwinnett Co., GA, e-mail address.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3 'when she was 18 years old.'
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3, has Feb 1887.
  4. E-mail written 2002 forward to Lew Griffin from Harris Hill, e-mail address.
    From THE BUTLER HERALD, February 21, 1888
    Died at his home On Sunday last, Hannibal Watson, leaves large family.

  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3.

Hamilton Henry Hill1

Male, #33292, (14 Feb 1842 - 9 Mar 1918)
Father*Archibald Hill (1803 - 1882)
Mother*Samantha Barfield (1807 - b Oct 1866)
Name Variation He was also known as Hamp. 
Birth*14 Feb 1842 Hamilton was born on 14 Feb 1842.2 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865. 
Death of Father1882 His father Archibald Hill died in 1882 at Taylor Co., Georgia
Marriage*14 Dec 1892 He married Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 14 Dec 1892 at age 50.3 
Death*9 Mar 1918 He died at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 9 Mar 1918 at age 76. 
Burial*say 11 Mar 1918 His body was interred say 11 Mar 1918 at Prosperity Cemetery, Taylor Co., Georgia.1
Hamp Hill tombstone
Biography* From Hamp Hill's great grandson, Harris Hill, harrishill@starband.net, February 2002:
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Hamp Hill's parents were Archibald Hill and Samantha Barfield. They came from Robeson Co., N.C. to what is now Taylor Co., in about 1830 and settled on the south side of Cedar Creek. They had 11 children, 9 boys and 2 girls. Hamp was child number 6. He was born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1839. Samantha died between 1860 and 1866 and Archibald remarried to Catherine Barfield and had two more children. It is suspected that Samantha and Catherine were related, but it has never been proved.
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Hamp like each of his other 8 brothers served in the Confederate Army during the civil war. All of the brothers save one survived the war, although they were all wounded and had varying degrees of disability. Hamp was married a total of 5 times. All of his wives died of natural causes (for that day and time). Susan being the only one who outlived him. The wives were: Mary "Mollie" Murray, Mary Moulton, Melvina Thompson (my great grandmother), Camilla Floyd, and of course Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper Watson Hill. Two had been previously married, Mary Murray and Susan. Two died in childbirth or complications thereof: Melvina Thompson and Camila Floyd. In all Hamp had 15 children, Susan being the only wife who did not bear him a child. Both of Camilla Floyd's children died at birth or shortly after, as did twins born by Melvina Thompson.

Hamp and Susan were married December 14, 1892, moved to Thomas Co., sometime between 1893 and 1902 and were back in Taylor county in 1913. Hamp died March 9, 1918 at his farm in Taylor County of "apoplexy", which I believe was the term of the day for stroke. His obituary follows:
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The Butler Herald, Thursday March 14, 1918: (from the Taylor County Tracer) Mr. Hamp Hill of Cedar Creek is dead. The entire lower section of Taylor and upper Schley county was saddened Sunday by the announcement of the death of Mr. H.H. Hill, who with his aged and devoted companion lived on their farm five miles south of Rupert. He was stricken with apoplexy and died suddenly about eight o'clock Saturday night. He was seemingly in better health Saturday than was usual for him, having spent the day with one of his daughters nearby. The end came peacefully; it was said he passed as one falling asleep; not a movement, all quiet and serene. He had lived the life that broods no fear of death, it was merely the transaction of the kindly spirit back to the God who gave it.
Mr. Hill was in the 79th year of his age. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Susan Watson Hill, daughter of the late Dr. J. M. Culpepper, a well known citizen of the County and for many years a resident of Butler. He leaves also the following children: Mrs. J.M. White, Mrs. C.O. White, Mr. G.C. Hill of this county, A.J. Hill of Waycross, R.E. Hill of Ellaville; W.D. & J.E. Hill of Meigs. Mr. P.Z. Hill is a brother and Mrs. J.W. Brewer of this county is a sister of the deceased.
Having been married five times, four of Mr. Hill's wives preceded him to the grave. His first marriage was to a Miss Murray, second a Miss Moulton, third a Miss Thompson, fourth a Miss Floyd and fifth Mrs. Susan Watson who survives.
Interment was at Prosperity church and cemetery Sunday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by elder T.D. Roberts, pastor of the church. A large number of sorrowing friends and relatives of the deceased met to pay a last loving tribute.
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Harris Hill notes: The Mr. G.C. Hill mentioned in the obit was my grandfather, Augustus Cleveland Hill. 

Family

Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper (29 Jul 1846 - 24 Jan 1932)
Marriage*14 Dec 1892 He married Susan Fitzpatrick Culpepper at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 14 Dec 1892 at age 50.3 
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2002 forward to Lew Griffin from Harris Hill, e-mail address.
  2. From Harris Hill, April 2002:

    The date of birth is a subject of debate amongst Hill researchers. There are three birthdates supported by census, enlistments and other public documents. All indicate Valentine's Day, February 14th as the day, but the year is uncertain. 1839, 1842, and 1843 all have support. However, if one studies the birthdates of other Hill siblings (if they are correct) then 1842 becomes the only logical choice.

    From Harris Hill,, April 2004:

    "Hamp" Hill's date of birth is hotly contested. I have personally seen 5 five differnt dates, each having about the same weight in supporting documentation. I personally believe that even he didn't know his own birthdate. My personal favorite birth date is Dec. 13, 1842. It is the date he gave on his army enlistment and service record and it appears on his affidavit for pension years later.
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3 Susan's first husband died in 1887.

John Butler Culpepper D. Div.

Male, #33293, (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
Father*James Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
Mother*Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*1 Aug 1849 John was born at Centerville, Talbot Co., Georgia, on 1 Aug 1849. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 John, Susan and Lucinda listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.1 
Relocation15 Jan 1852 Taylor County was formed 15 Jan 1852 from Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. The James Culpepper family was apparently in that part of Talbot that became Taylor. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.2 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*25 Dec 1873 He married Melvina Harper at Waresboro, Ware Co., Georgia, on 25 Dec 1873 at age 24.4 
Birth of Son20 Nov 1877 His son Rev. Marvin Myres Culpepper was born on 20 Nov 1877 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son8 Apr 1880 His son Oscar Burke Culpepper D. Div. was born on 8 Apr 1880 at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Bibb Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son11 May 1884 His son Giles Rawls Culpepper was born on 11 May 1884 at Talbotton, Talbot Co., Georgia
Death of SonJun 1885 His son Giles Rawls Culpepper died in Jun 1885. 
Marriage11 Apr 1888 He, as minister, married Carlotta Belle Harper and Rev. George Bright Culpepper at Centerary Church, Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 11 Apr 1888.7,8,9 
Photographed*say 1890 He was photographed say 1890 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.10
Rev. John Butler Culpepper
Biography28 Jul 1894 He was present to celebrate the golden anniversary of James Marion Culpepper M.D. and Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel: (an unknown value.)11 
Photographedsay 1895 He was photographed say 1895
From Cindy Carson McClure, 13 Dec 2003: ....My grandmother, Eula Wood Carson, was born in Cleveland Bradley County, TN in 1869... moving to Columbus, MS in 1894..She died there in 1960....In her possession were lots of old pictures...one picture was of a REV. CULPEPPER.... When I positively identified this as a picture of John Butler Culpepper, Cindy was kind enough to send me the original, which I would be happy to pass along to an interested descendant of John Butler Culpepper.
The Rev. John Butler Culpepper
Birth of Son20 Jun 1896 His son Rev. John Butler Culpepper Jr. was born on 20 Jun 1896 at Wilmore, Jessamine Co., Kentucky
Death of Father11 Feb 1898 His father James Marion Culpepper M.D. died on 11 Feb 1898 at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri.12 
Miscellaneous*1909 John published ten or more books. One, entitled God's Wrecking Crew was published in 1909 and contains a sermon written by John to other church ministers. 
Death of Mother31 Jan 1910 His mother Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel died on 31 Jan 1910 at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.13 
Photographedsay 1917 He was photographed say 1917.14
John Butler Culpepper with Marvin & Ross
Death of Son19 Sep 1927 His son Rev. Marvin Myres Culpepper died on 19 Sep 1927 at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.15 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia Co., Florida.16 
Death*19 Jan 1937 He died at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, on 19 Jan 1937 at age 87.17 
Burial*circa 21 Jan 1937 His body was interred circa 21 Jan 1937 at Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted:
     JOHN BUTLER CULPEPPER On August 1, 1849, a second child was born to my father and mother - a son - to whom was given the name of John Butler. This John Butler Culpepper lived to be 87 years old, was a Methodist preacher from 1870 until his death, which occurred at the home of his son, Oscar Burke Culpepper, in Memphis, Tennessee, January 19, 1937. On December 25, 1873, he married Melvina Harper in Waresboro, Ware County, Georgia. He was 24 and she was 17. This was my oldest brother. On July 29, 1875, was born a daughter and to her was given the name of Esther Altona.... My niece, Esther, died last year (1941) in Monroe, and is buried there. She was 67 years old. Her father, John Butler Culpepper, was carried to Monroe, Louisiana, and buried there. His wife, Melvina, who was always called Mellie, is also buried in Monroe beside her husband. She died in 1938 while her son, Burke, was holding a meeting at the Methodist Church in Hapeville [near Atlanta], Georgia.... At the annual conference in December of 1885, John Butler Culpepper was appointed Agent for the Methodist Orphans Home located at Macon, Georgia....
     The following is from "The History of Wilkes County, Georgia, by Robert M. Willingham Jr., Wilkes Publishing Company, 2002: Page 236 - 237: "One of the county's first tent revival meetings began in Washington during June 1893 under the sponsorship of the Methodist Church on the grounds of the Male Academy. Led by Rev. John Butler Culpepper of Macon in a tent seating six hundred, the services provided town dwellers, white and black, with emotional, enthusiastic camp-meeting style preaching. Song leader was R. F. Kilgore. Initially criticized by the religious establishment, Methodist pastor Rev. H. S. Bradley held firm in his support for Rev. Culpepper's ministry and the meetings were an unqualified success. Added to church membership rolls were 59 Methodists, 18 Baptists, three Presbyterians, and one Episcopalian. A temperance rally was held at the concluding Sunday service and a Women's Christian Temperance Union for Wilkes County was formed at this time. Special services for blacks were also preached by Rev. Culpepper to a responsive audience. Even a windstorm which blew down the tent could not hamper the religious fervor."
     Mrs. J. J. (W. Carolyn Watts) Gilinsky, in a 7 Mar 1979 letter, enclosed Mrs. T. W. (Esther Culpepper) Shannon's description of her father, John Butler Culpepper, as being dark complected with black hair, blue eyes, 5 ft. 6 in. tall, and 116 lbs. Rev. Charles Ross Culpepper, a grandson, in a 12 Nov 1977 letter, described Rev. John Butler Culpepper as "small, stunted by way and privation.... His voice was soft as a bell and most of his later years he preached seated in a chair.... I still meet people that remember him and several have books of sermons."
     Rev. Charles Ross Culpepper continued on 30 Dec 1978: John Butler was born August 1, 1849 in Talbot County Georgia, three miles east of Talboton the County Seat. When two, his parents moved to Marion County in the same state, where they resided until the breaking out of the Civil War. His father moved to Taylor County where the rest of his [John Butler Culpepper's] minority was spent. He started to school at five but the war made schooling difficult. As a result he turned to the available books and read all the rest of his life. (I remember he was most anxious to re-read Gibbon's Rome [The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire] in 1936.) It was through his preaching that his father, mother and his brothers were converted. He was licensed to preach in the fall of 1870 and that same year was admitted on trial in the South Georgia Conference.
     On 21 Dec 1978, Rev. Charles Ross Culpepper wrote: Grandfather saw that the war led to broken homes, broken lives and he felt that faith was stronger than booze as an escape and hard work could bring back the south. The Four Brotherhoods of the Railroads had Grandpa for a revival in Atlanta. The whisky crowd so feared his preaching that he was mugged by them and in the hospital asked his two sons to promise to fight the evils of alcohol all their lives. Often in revivals he would ask saloon keepers to walk out and renounce the selling of alcohol. Early in his preaching Grandfather started taking into his home, children left without love or care. As a result rooms were added on here and there and Melvina my Grandmother was the in charge influence.... Grandfather and Dr. Shannon had a remodled hotel in Lebanon. It was to be Culpepper-Shannon College. It opened in September 6th. 1899 and burned Sept 24, 1899.
     The following is from p. 4 of The Wesleyan Christian Advocate Wednesday, 17 Sep 1980:
The Wesleyan Christian Advocate 100 Years Ago [1880] This Week By William R. Guerin From the Macon Circuit, Rev. John B. Culpepper, pastor reports, "Have had a fine meeting at Swift Creek Church. Old grudges settled and difficulties wiped out... Closed one saloon and took the keeper into the church. I think two others will close, whose keepers are in the church. The brethren says they will see that they quit whisky or the church.
     The Wesleyan Christian Advocate of 12 Dec 1983 noted that 100 years earlier [1883]: The Rev. J. B. Culpepper writes from Blakely Circuit: "Most of the Methodists in this circuit think it is possible to live without sin, and they are not saved until they do. We have some bad and a few of the worst church members. The Lord pity them. He further writes... "I have many Baptist blessings on my head tonight. The have helped us pay for our parsonage, and responded when other claims were presented."
     The Wesleyan Christian Advocate for 25 Nov 1985 noted that 100 years earlier [1885]: (Macon) From Rev. J. B. Culpepper. I believe the way to manage the Holiness movement is for every man, woman, and child to join. I am so glad I am in.
     Mrs. F. D. (Betty Lee Collins) Hale preserved several entries from the Macon City Directory including a 1890/91 entry for Rev. John B. Culpepper who was living at 583 Madison. The Rev. John B. Culpepper was also listed in the 1895/96 directory living at "Pierce Av., 6th N of V Av. V."
     The following obituary is from the Friday, Monroe Morning World Monroe, LA, for 22 Jan 1937: JOHN B. CULPEPPER FUNERAL TO BE HELD TODAY The funeral of Dr. John B. Culpepper, 87, well-known pioneer Methodist minister, who died in Memphis, Tenn. on Tuesday, will be held at the Davis-Lawhead funeral home here this morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. J.M. Alford, pastor of the Gordon Avenue Methodist Church, will be assisted by Rev. R.M. Bentley, former pastor of this church at Wisner. Interment will be in Riverview Burial Park. The Stewards of Gordon Avenue Church will act as pallbearers. Dr. Culpepper was regarded as one of the most outstanding pastors of the Methodist Church and although he retired 10 years ago, he had preached in Monroe Methodist pulpits a number of times within the last three years. He leaves his widow, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. E.C. Shannon and Mrs. F.L. Watts, of 2907 South Grand Street are daughter and granddaughter respectively, of Dr. Culpepper. Other daughters and sons are: Mrs. W.S. Parks, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. J.G. Mackey, Orlando FL., Rev. J.B. Culpepper Jr., Okeechobee, Fla., and Rev. Burke Culpepper, Memphis Tenn. A brother is Rev. George Culpepper and a sister is Miss Carrie Culpepper of Fort Valley, Ga.
     The following is from the Memphis, TN, Commercial Appeal of 20 Jan 1937: DR. JOHN CULPEPPER DIES AT SON'S HOME Pioneer Methodist Evangelist Succumbs to Illness ENTIRE FAMILY IN CHURCH Minister Was Noted for Relationship to Clerics and for Long Record of Activity in Preaching Rev. John Butler Culpepper, pioneer Methodist evangelist in the south, died at 2:48 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, the Rev. Burke Culpepper, 535 LeMaster. He was 87 years of age. Retired about 10 years ago, Dr. Culpepper had lived at the home of his son. He became ill three weeks ago and his condition had improved so much that his son recently returned to his evangelistic duties in Bartow, Fla. He left Bartow yesterday and will arrive here tomorrow morning. Native of Georgia. A native of Tolbert [read Talbot] County, Ga. the elder Dr. Culpepper prepared himself for the ministry from the time he was seven years of age. His first assignment was that of pastor of the Methodist Church in his home village. He served pastorates in his native state for a number of years before he began his evangelistic career. He had served in churches throughout Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Arkansas. Dr. Culpepper was nationally famous for his relatiohship to more than 25 Methodist ministers or evangelists. He was the father of three ministers, father-in-law of two ministers, brother of two ministers and uncle of three ministers. He was a cousin of a number of preachers. The central figure of the Culpepper ministers and evangelists, he traced his ancestry to Lord Culpepper, early governor of Virginia. The first of the American family was Sir John Mario Culpepper [see entry for John Culpepper for questions Joseph Richard Culpepper had about this lineage]. Lauded By Bishop On Dr. Culpepper's seventy-fifth birthday, Bishop William N. Ainsworth of Georgia said he was entitled to the place of primacy a dean of the Southern Methodist evangelists "by a higher right than seniority in service, because he has held more meetings, preached more sermons and lead more men to Christ than any other man now in the church" For a number of years he, his wife and a son, Dr. John B. Culpepper, Jr., composed an evangelistic team that averaged more than 100 conversions to the church a meeting for one year and read 77,000 chapters from the Bible. He was married to the former Melvina Harper in Fort Valley, Ga. 63 years ago. They observed their sixty-third wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. Besides his widow, Dr. Culpepper leaves three daughters, Mrs. E. C: Shannon of Monroe, La., Mrs. W. S. Parke of Atlanta; Mrs. J. G. Mackey of Orlando, Fla., two sons the Rev. John B. Culpepper, Jr., of Okeechobee, Fla., and Dr. Burke Culpepper of Memphis; a brother the Rev. George Culpepper, and a sister, Miss Carrie Culpepper of Fort Valley, Ga. He also leaves a number of grandchildren. He was the father of the late Dr. Marvin Culpepper, Methodist minister of Little Rock. Funeral services, with Spencer-Sturla Funeral Home in charge, are incomplete pending the arrival of Dr. Burke Culpepper from Bartow.
     The following obituary appears to be from the Press Sun for 20 Jan 1937: Rev. J.B. Culpepper Loses Long Fight With Death Veteran Minister Had Given Most of His Life to Church John Butler Culpepper hit the gospel trail as a circuit rider in early youth. In the years that followed he preached in homes, in tent meetings, in humble wooden church structures and in fine edifices of brick and stone. The courage and vigor that he put into his preaching made him rally time and again during his last illness, but he died yesterday at 2:48 p.m. at the home of his son Rev. Burke Culpepper, 535 LeMaster. He was 87 and had been ill three weeks. Rev. Culpepper, dean of Southern Methodist evangelists, died with the knowledge,that two sons and two grandsons will carry on in the ministry. The sons are Rev. Burke Culpepper, of Memphis, and Rev. John B. Culpepper Jr., Okeechobee, Fla. The minister's grandsons are Rev. James Culpepper, Springtown, Texas, and Rev. Ross Culpepper, Beckley, W. Va. Rev. Culpepper had two brothers who were ministers and two daughters and one sister married ministers. Another son, Rev. Marvin M. Culpepper, now dead, was also a minister. Rev. Culpepper and his wife, whose maiden name was Malvina [Melvina] Harper, celebrated their 63d wedding anniversary Christmas night. They were married at Fort Valley, Ga. In addition to his wife and sons, Rev. Culpepper leaves three daughters, Mrs E. C. Shannon, Monroe, La; Mrs. W. S. Parke, Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. J. G. Mackey, Orlando, Fla; a brother, Rev. George Culpepper, and a sister, Miss Carrie Culpepper, Fort Valley, Ga. Related to 25 ministers and evangelists, including members of his immediate family, Rev. Culpepper was the central figure of the Culpepper "preachers." He traced his ancestry to Lord Culpepper, early governor of Virginia [see John Culpepper entry for Joseph Richard Culpepper's questions about lineage]. "He has probably held more meetings, preached more sermons and led more men to Christ than any other man in the church," Bishop W. N. Ainsworth, one of the church's present-day leaders, said of him. Rev. Culpeper's family said today that, in addition to his many conversions, he brought 500 men into the ministry. He retired 10 years ago but preached on special occasions. For many years his wife assisted him in the evangelistic singing. Son of a physician, Rev. Culpepper was born in Tolbert [read Talbot] County, Ga. He came into the church at 7 and turned to evangelism when he was still a youth. He served churchcs in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Arkansas. His fame grew and Sam Jones, the evangelist, invited Rev Culpepper to join him and go all over the world as a revivalist. He turned down the offer because of the children he wanted "to bring up to be good Christians." "I took them to church early and had them lead in prayer meeting and they just fell into it," he said of his minister sons. Rev. Burke Culpepper, now 57, preached his first sermon at the age of 8. Rev Burke Culpepper returned to evangelistic duties at Bartow, Fla., when his father showed a turn for the better recently. He will return to Memphis tomorrow morning. Services for his father will be at 2:30 p.m., tomorrow at Spencer-Sturla chapel, with burial in Monroe, La. Dr. Harold Cooke, of Madison Heights Methodist Church, will officiate.
      The following is from the Memphis, TN, Commercial Appeal of 21 Jan 1937: CULPEPPER FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TODAY Burial Planned In Monroe, La., Tomorrow Funeral services for Dr. John Butler Culpepper, famed evangeliist of the south, will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Spencer-Sturla Funeral Home, Dr. Harold G. Cooke, pastor of Madison Heights Methodist Church, officiating. The body will be sent to Monroe, La., at 10:30 o'clock tonight over the Missouri Pacific for burial services tomorrow. Dr. Culpepper, who was credited with holding more services, preaching more sermons and converting more men than any man in the Methodist Church, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, the Rev. Burke Culpepper, at 535 LeMaster. He had been, ill for the past three weeks. Native of Tolbert [Talbot] County, Ga., he was 87 years of age, had been retired from evangelistic work for the past 10 years.
     Also from the Commercial Appeal of 21 Jan 1937: Dr. John B. Culpepper Dr. John Culpepper was finely typical of that generation of Methodist ministers who entered the service of Christ because they felt a definite, direct call to it. He was 87 when he died, and for 80 years of that time he had been simply and yet profoundly convinced that God's plan was for him to preach the gospel. In the strength of that conviction he went up and down the land calling sinners to repentance and to acceptance of a vivid, inspirational faith in Christianity. Dr. Culpepper and men of his sort were evangelical in the best sense of that word, for they pleaded for practical Christian living and were spiritually minded and zealous as they went. To them Christianity was not something hedged in, limited and confined by set rules, difficult to understand, and determined by knowledge of and adherence to rules, doctrines and theories. It was in their conception the divine way to a fuller, better, more profitable life for men and women who live along highways or by-ways, in cabins or mansions, and as such they preached it. Among those who rendered this invaluable service, Dr. Culpepper was outstanding for 70 years. This was the epitaph he coveted in his heart and which he won by victorious conflict with the forces of evil.
     The following entry is from p. 131 of Methodist Preachers of GA 1783-1900 compiled and edited by Rev. Harold Lawrence, Member of the North GA Conference of the United Methodist Church: 1870 OT; 1873 FC Deacon; 1876 Elder. S. GA. CONFERENCE: 1871-72 Washington (Savannah); 1873-74 Waresboro (Thomasville); 1875-76 Davisboro (Savannah); 1877-78 Crawford (Macon); 1879 Knoxville & Byron; 1880 Macon Cir; 1881 Macon Cir. & Jones's Chapel; 1882-83 Blakely (Thomasville); 1884-85 Talbot (Columbus); 1886 89 Agt. Orphan's Home (Macon); 1891 Supy. Manchester Mis; 1892 Located. (He converted more than 1000 people during 1884 revival at Columbus, Ga.) "A Trip Through Georgia," WCA , v61, n27, 7-7-1897, p.2. DICK DAVIS AND THE DEVIL -- AND OTHER SERMONS, Pentecostal Pub. Co., Louisville, Ky. nd. (167 p.) BACKSLIDERS (uv) JUST FOR CHILDREN (uv) MALICE (uv) MEN ONLY (uv) SOME WOMEN I HAVE KNOWN, Pickett Pub. Co., Louisville, Ky, 1902. (198 p.) THE BLACK HORSES (uv) THE DIVINE ATLAS, Pentecostal Pub. Co., Louisville Ky., 1921. (124 p.) THE WANDERING LOVER OR CHRIST ENTHRONED (uv).
     Rev. John Butler Culpepper authored a dozen or so books in the first decade of this century, being his sermon notes. They did not circulate widely and are found now only in rare book collections such as that of Duke University. His books were published by Pickett Publishing Co. and Pentecostal Publishing Co., both of Louisville, KY. For an excerpt from "Happy Home," published in 1905, see: http://www.rootsweb.com/~gatalbot/histdoc/methodist.html.
 
EMail*30 Apr 2012 Correspondence with John B. Culpepper.14,18
 

Family

Melvina Harper (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Marriage*25 Dec 1873 He married Melvina Harper at Waresboro, Ware Co., Georgia, on 25 Dec 1873 at age 24.4 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Nov 2017

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 262A-B, 16th District, Talbot Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Susan Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  4. Unknown cd.
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p4 Washington Co.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11, Page 102B, Family 190, District 481, Bibb Co., GA
    John B. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 30, Itenerant Preacher, GA/GA/GA
    Melvina Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 22, Keeps House, GA/GA/GA
    S. Valtonia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin M. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Oscar B. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA
    John Harmon, Other, M, S, W, 16, Sells Wood, GA/GA/GA.
  7. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 12.
  8. Butler Herald, Vol. 12 No. 24 17 April 1888
    .
    Married-At Centenary Church in Macon, on April 11, Rev. George B. Culpepper to Miss Carlotta Harper were united in marriage; Rev. John B. Culpepper, officiating. Groom is the son of Dr. J.M. Culpepper of Taylor County(Groom is a writer for the newspaper and is called "Zanthippus".).
  9. Bibb County Court of the Ordinary, Bibb Co., GA Marriages Index, 1823-1963, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Film # 394,094.
    George B. Culpepper and Carlotta B. Harper on 11 Apr 1888 by John B. Culpepper in Bibb Co., GA, Book G-228.
  10. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  11. The Taylor County News and Butler Herald, Butler, Taylor Co., GA.
    (No web site)
    Golden Anniversary Announcement, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Culpepper, Tuesday, July 31, 1894, Page Three.
  12. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Lebanon, LeClede Co., MO, ED 67, page 230A
    John B. Culpepper, Aug 1849, 50, Md 26 yrs, GA/VA/GA, Minister/Evangelist (ID: 33293)
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, Nov 1857, 42, Md 26 yrs, 9/7 children, GA/GA
    Mattie Key Culpepper, Daughter, Aug 1887, 12, GA/GA/GA
    Willard H. Culpepper, Daughter, Apr 1892, 8, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr, Son, Jun 1896, 3, KY/GA/GA
    Thomas W. Shannon, Son-in-law, Dec 1867, 32, Md 4 yrs, KY/VA/KY, Minister/Evangelist
    Esther A. Shannon, Daughter, Jul 1875, 24, Md 4 yrs, 2/2 children, GA/GA/GA
    Vera Fry Shannon, Granddaughter, Oct 1897, 2, TX/KY/GA
    Una Pern Shannon, Granddaughter, Jul 1899, 10/12, MO/KY/GA
    A. Blanche Park, Daughter, Mar 1883, 17, Md 0 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas C. Parker, Boarder, Dec 1880, 19, Single, KY/TN/KY, Law Student.
  13. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Lucinda O'Daniel Culpepper, Wife of Dr. J. M. Culpepper, 18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910.
  14. E-mail written Jan 2008 - 2019 to Culpepper Connections from John Butler Culpepper (#28948), Altadena, CA, e-mail address (Oct 2011).
  15. Louisiana Secretary of State / Division of Archives, compiler, Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/6697.htm
    Rev. Marvin Culpepper, 19 Aug 1927, 49 years, Ouachita Parish, LA.
  16. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 64-38, Sheet 4A, Line 31-35, 211 Live Oak St., New Smyrna, Volusia Co., FL
    Rent=$30, Radio=N, Farm=N
    John B. Culpepper, Head, M, 80, md@24, GA/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, F, 72, md@16, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr., Head, M, 33, md@20, KY/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md@18, FL/SC/FL
    Martha Key Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3 9/12, Sng, FL/KY/FL.
  17. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3; Esther Culpepper Shannon 'Papa died in Memphis, at Burkes.'
  18. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Melvina Harper

Female, #33294, (22 Nov 1857 - 20 Jun 1937)
Father*James A. Harper (c 1821 - )
Mother*Sarah (?) (c 1826 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Mellie. 
Birth*22 Nov 1857 Melvina was born at Blackshear, Pierce Co., Georgia, on 22 Nov 1857. 
Marriage*25 Dec 1873 She married John Butler Culpepper D. Div. at Waresboro, Ware Co., Georgia, on 25 Dec 1873 at age 16.1 
Married Name25 Dec 1873  As of 25 Dec 1873, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son20 Nov 1877 Her son Rev. Marvin Myres Culpepper was born on 20 Nov 1877 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.2 
Birth of Son8 Apr 1880 Her son Oscar Burke Culpepper D. Div. was born on 8 Apr 1880 at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Esther and Melvina was listed as a daughter in John Butler Culpepper D. Div.'s household on the 1880 Census at Bibb Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son11 May 1884 Her son Giles Rawls Culpepper was born on 11 May 1884 at Talbotton, Talbot Co., Georgia
Death of SonJun 1885 Her son Giles Rawls Culpepper died in Jun 1885. 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1896 Her son Rev. John Butler Culpepper Jr. was born on 20 Jun 1896 at Wilmore, Jessamine Co., Kentucky
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Melvina was listed as John Butler Culpepper D. Div.'s wife on the 1900 Census at Lebanon, Laclede Co., Missouri.4 
Photographed*circa 1905 She was photographed circa 1905.5
Melvina (Harper) Culpepper
Death of Son19 Sep 1927 Her son Rev. Marvin Myres Culpepper died on 19 Sep 1927 at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.6 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Melvina was listed as John Butler Culpepper D. Div.'s wife on the 1930 Census at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia Co., Florida.7 
Death of Spouse19 Jan 1937 Her husband John Butler Culpepper D. Div. died on 19 Jan 1937 at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.8 
Death*20 Jun 1937 She died at Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, on 20 Jun 1937 at age 79. 
Burial*23 Jun 1937 Her body was interred on 23 Jun 1937 at Riverside Cemetery, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Biography* She was known as "Mellie." Charles Ross Culpepper wrote of her, 20 Dec 1978: She was one of 14 children.... These two [Mellie and John Butler Culpepper] had a love filled marriage. Grandfather died Jan. 19, 1937 and Grandma was carried to the grave on Mothers' Day and she patted the grave and said, "I'll be with you soon darling." They buried her on Fathers' Day. 

Family

John Butler Culpepper D. Div. (1 Aug 1849 - 19 Jan 1937)
Marriage*25 Dec 1873 She married John Butler Culpepper D. Div. at Waresboro, Ware Co., Georgia, on 25 Dec 1873 at age 16.1 
Children
Last Edited26 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. Unknown cd.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p4 Washington Co.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11, Page 102B, Family 190, District 481, Bibb Co., GA
    John B. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 30, Itenerant Preacher, GA/GA/GA
    Melvina Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 22, Keeps House, GA/GA/GA
    S. Valtonia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Marvin M. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 3, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Oscar B. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 1, --- , GA/GA/GA
    John Harmon, Other, M, S, W, 16, Sells Wood, GA/GA/GA.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Lebanon, LeClede Co., MO, ED 67, page 230A
    John B. Culpepper, Aug 1849, 50, Md 26 yrs, GA/VA/GA, Minister/Evangelist (ID: 33293)
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, Nov 1857, 42, Md 26 yrs, 9/7 children, GA/GA
    Mattie Key Culpepper, Daughter, Aug 1887, 12, GA/GA/GA
    Willard H. Culpepper, Daughter, Apr 1892, 8, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr, Son, Jun 1896, 3, KY/GA/GA
    Thomas W. Shannon, Son-in-law, Dec 1867, 32, Md 4 yrs, KY/VA/KY, Minister/Evangelist
    Esther A. Shannon, Daughter, Jul 1875, 24, Md 4 yrs, 2/2 children, GA/GA/GA
    Vera Fry Shannon, Granddaughter, Oct 1897, 2, TX/KY/GA
    Una Pern Shannon, Granddaughter, Jul 1899, 10/12, MO/KY/GA
    A. Blanche Park, Daughter, Mar 1883, 17, Md 0 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas C. Parker, Boarder, Dec 1880, 19, Single, KY/TN/KY, Law Student.
  5. John Butler Culpepper, Happy Home, Louisville, Kentucky: Pickett Publishing Company, 1905.
  6. Louisiana Secretary of State / Division of Archives, compiler, Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/6697.htm
    Rev. Marvin Culpepper, 19 Aug 1927, 49 years, Ouachita Parish, LA.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 64-38, Sheet 4A, Line 31-35, 211 Live Oak St., New Smyrna, Volusia Co., FL
    Rent=$30, Radio=N, Farm=N
    John B. Culpepper, Head, M, 80, md@24, GA/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Mellie Culpepper, Wife, F, 72, md@16, GA/GA/GA
    John B. Culpepper Jr., Head, M, 33, md@20, KY/GA/GA, Minister/Gospel
    Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, md@18, FL/SC/FL
    Martha Key Culpepper, Daughter, F, 3 9/12, Sng, FL/KY/FL.
  8. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 3; Esther Culpepper Shannon 'Papa died in Memphis, at Burkes.'

Mary Rebecca Culpepper

Female, #33295, (7 Sep 1851 - 2 Oct 1854)
Father*James Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
Mother*Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*7 Sep 1851 Mary was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 7 Sep 1851. 
Relocation15 Jan 1852 Taylor County was formed 15 Jan 1852 from Macon, Marion and Talbot Counties. The James Culpepper family was apparently in that part of Talbot that became Taylor. 
Death*2 Oct 1854 She died at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 2 Oct 1854 at age 3. 
Burial*circa 3 Oct 1854 Her body was interred circa 3 Oct 1854 at Carsonville Cemetery, Talbot Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: In 1853 there was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife, Lucinda, called by her friends Lucy, a daughter. To her was given the name Mary Rebecca, for her two grandmothers. This was nearly 15 years before my birth. She lived only about three years. She is buried in old Carsonville Cemetery in Talbot County, Georgia. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 6.

Augustus LaFayette Culpepper

Male, #33296, (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
Father*James Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
Mother*Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*27 Mar 1854 Augustus was born at Taylor Co., Georgia, on 27 Mar 1854. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.1 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*15 Oct 1874 He married Elizabeth Jane Brooks at Macon Co., Georgia, on 15 Oct 1874 at age 20.3 
Birth of SonAug 1875 His son Rev. James Martin Culpepper was born in Aug 1875 at Georgia
Birth of Son6 Jun 1877 His son Walter Brooks Culpepper was born on 6 Jun 1877 at Summerville, Chattooga Co., Georgia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Augustus was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Etowah Co., Alabama.4 
Death of Soncirca 1880 His son George Lovick Culpepper died circa 1880 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1880 His son George Lovick Culpepper was born circa 1880 at Sand Mountain, near, Attalla, Etowah Co., Alabama.6 
Birth of Son24 Aug 1882 His son Otis O'Daniel Culpepper was born on 24 Aug 1882 at Pleasant Ridge, Macon Co., Georgia
Photographed*say 1885 He was photographed say 1885 at Georgia.7
Augustus Lafayette Culpepper
Death of Spousecirca 1890 His wife Elizabeth Jane Brooks died circa 1890 at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama.8 
Biography28 Jul 1894 He was present to celebrate the golden anniversary of James Marion Culpepper M.D. and Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel: (an unknown value.)9 
Death of Father11 Feb 1898 His father James Marion Culpepper M.D. died on 11 Feb 1898 at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia
Marriage*circa 1903 He married Rebecca Williams circa 1903. 
Birth of Son6 Sep 1904 His son Rev. Virgil Miller Culpepper was born on 6 Sep 1904 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.10 
Death of Mother31 Jan 1910 His mother Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel died on 31 Jan 1910 at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.11 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Augustus was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.12 
Death of Soncirca 1917 His son Rev. James Martin Culpepper died circa 1917 at Taylor Co., Georgia.13 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Augustus was listed as an uncle in Richard Lamar Watson's household on the 1920 Census at Riverview, Hillsborough Co., Florida.14 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Augustus was listed as a father in Walter Brooks Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California.15 
Death*15 Aug 1935 He died at Downey, Los Angeles Co., California, on 15 Aug 1935 at age 81. 
Biography*  Virgil Culpepper wrote 26 Aug 1978: My Father was A. L. Culpepper Taylor County, Ga.
      It is not clear whether this was meant as a place of birth or not but this is where "Augustus L. Culpepper" first appeared in census records in 1860. Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: AUGUSTUS LAFAYETTE CULPEPPER On March 27, 1855, was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife, Lucy, a son, to whom was given the name of Augustus LaFayette. This son grew to manhood and married Eliza Jane Brooks, daughter of Reverend B. C. M. Brooks, of Macon County, Georgia. The marriage was in October 1874 at the home of the bride. There was quite a large crowd of neighbors and friends present; and on the following day the father of the groom gave a large barbecue dinner when another large crowd gathered. Wyatt Brooks officiated at the marriage.... Fayette Culpepper and his wife Jennie moved from Chattooga County, Georgia, over on Sand Mountain, near Attala, Alabama. There a third son, George Lovick, was born. Fayette and Jennie decided to return to Georgia, but before they reached the old home George Lovick died, on the way, in Macon, at the home of John Butler Culpepper.... In the winter of the next year, 1887, Fayette and Jennie and their children moved to Pratt City, Alabama, where Jennie died.... After Jennie's death Fayette came back to Georgia for a time. The children - Jim, Brooks, Otis and Lucy Kate - spent several years with their maternal and paternal grandparents. After about two years Fayette went to Wilmore, Kentucky, and married a Miss Miller. They came back to Pratt City where a son, Virgil Miller Culpepper, was born.... Virgil's wife is a half-niece of Virgil's father's first wife. Virgil's wife's father was a half-brother of Jennie, Virgil's father's first wife; but Virgil's mother was the second wife of Fayette and her son married the daughter of his step-mother's half-brother. If you can, you may figure out the fam-mix-up. Jennie is buried in Pratt City, Virgil's mother is buried in Wilmore, Kentucky, and Fayette is buried near Pasadena, California.
      Augustus LaFayette Culpepper was known as "Fayette." The 1910 census showed Augustus Culpepper working as a carpenter for a coal mine. On his death certificate in 1935, he was still listed as a carpenter. It also shows that he had been in California for 9 years and he came from Altadena, CA to Rancho Los Amigos, 553 East Vermont, Downey, CA where he died of Generalized Arteriosclerosis and Chronic Myocarditis. (Mrs.) Joyce Lawrence of the Downey Historical Society wrote, 23 Mar 1980, that Rancho Los Amigos is "affiliated with the USC School of Medicine and world famous for rehabilitation of catastrophic illnesses and injuries and for great strides in prosthetics research." 
Burial*circa 17 Aug 1935 His body was interred circa 17 Aug 1935 at Downey Cemetery, Downey, Los Angeles Co., California

Family 1

Elizabeth Jane Brooks (circa 1855 - circa 1890)
Marriage*15 Oct 1874 He married Elizabeth Jane Brooks at Macon Co., Georgia, on 15 Oct 1874 at age 20.3 
Children

Family 2

Rebecca Williams (circa 1855 - before 1910)
Marriage*circa 1903 He married Rebecca Williams circa 1903. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  3. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Augustus L. Culpepper and Eliza J. Brooks on 15 Oct 1874 in Macon Co., GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 68, Page 340B, Lines 34-37, Etowah Co., AL (11 Jun 1880)
    Augustus L. Culpepper, Head, M, Md, Wh, 26, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Eliza J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 24, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    James M. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 5, GA/GA/GA
    Walter B. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 2, GA/GA/GA.
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 7 'at the home of John Butler Culpepper.'
  6. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 7 'on Sand Mountain, near Attala, Alabama.'
  7. Correspondence from Dorothy Alice Culpepper (#20589), Perry, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1993.
  8. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8 'Pratt City, Alabama' can't locate.
  9. The Taylor County News and Butler Herald, Butler, Taylor Co., GA.
    (No web site)
    Golden Anniversary Announcement, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Culpepper, Tuesday, July 31, 1894, Page Three.
  10. 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
  11. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Lucinda O'Daniel Culpepper, Wife of Dr. J. M. Culpepper, 18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910.
  12. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 91, Sheet 13B, Lines 59-63, 306 5th Ave, 14th Ward, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL (16 Apr 1910)
    Fayette Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 52, wid, GA/GA/GA, Carpenter/Coal Mine (ID: 33296)
    Odis Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 29, md1-3yrs, GA/GA/GA, Crane Operator/Steel Mill
    Mabel Culpepper, Dau-in-law, F, Wh, 19, md1-3yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Verlin Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 1 11/12, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Virgo Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, AL/GA/GA.
  13. E-mail written 2003 - 2007 to Lew Griffin from Archie Ray Culpepper, e-mail address.
  14. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    Page: 11B, ED: 87, Image: 817 (16 Jan 1920), Riverview, Hillsborough Co., FL
    Richard L. Watson, HH, M, W, 53, Wd, GA/GA/GA/Farmer
    John F. Watson, Bro, M, W, 51, S, GA/GA/GA
    Susan T. Hill, Mother, F, W, 73, Wd, GA/GA/GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, Uncle, M, W, 65, Wd, GA/GA/GA/Carpenter-Retired.
  15. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 19-1280, Sheet #1-A, Page 87, Line 50, 553 Vermont, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA
    House owned, Value=$2850, Radio=Yes, Farm=No
    Walter B. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, M, md@24, GA/GA/GA, Gardener, Private families
    Nevada Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, M, md@25, GA/GA/GA, Nurse, Private Home
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 23, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher, Public School
    Augusta L. Culpepper, Father, M, 76, Wid, GA/GA/GA, Not employed.

Elizabeth Jane Brooks

Female, #33297, (circa 1855 - circa 1890)
Father*Rev. Benjamin Charles M. Brooks (c 1817 - a 1 Jun 1900)
Birth*circa 1855 Elizabeth was born at Georgia circa 1855.1 
Marriage*15 Oct 1874 She married Augustus LaFayette Culpepper at Macon Co., Georgia, on 15 Oct 1874.2 
Married Name15 Oct 1874  As of 15 Oct 1874, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of SonAug 1875 Her son Rev. James Martin Culpepper was born in Aug 1875 at Georgia
Birth of Son6 Jun 1877 Her son Walter Brooks Culpepper was born on 6 Jun 1877 at Summerville, Chattooga Co., Georgia
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Elizabeth was listed as Augustus LaFayette Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Etowah Co., Alabama.1 
Birth of Soncirca 1880 Her son George Lovick Culpepper was born circa 1880 at Sand Mountain, near, Attalla, Etowah Co., Alabama.3 
Death of Soncirca 1880 Her son George Lovick Culpepper died circa 1880 at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son24 Aug 1882 Her son Otis O'Daniel Culpepper was born on 24 Aug 1882 at Pleasant Ridge, Macon Co., Georgia
Burial*circa 1890 Her body was interred circa 1890 at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama.5 
Death*circa 1890 She died at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Alabama, circa 1890.6 

Family

Augustus LaFayette Culpepper (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
Marriage*15 Oct 1874 She married Augustus LaFayette Culpepper at Macon Co., Georgia, on 15 Oct 1874.2 
Children
  • Rev. James Martin Culpepper+ (Aug 1875 - circa 1917)
  • Walter Brooks Culpepper+ (6 Jun 1877 - 6 Jun 1952)
  • George Lovick Culpepper (circa 1880 - circa 1880)
  • Otis O'Daniel Culpepper+ (24 Aug 1882 - 23 Jul 1954); 
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Last Edited19 Dec 2005

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 68, Page 340B, Lines 34-37, Etowah Co., AL (11 Jun 1880)
    Augustus L. Culpepper, Head, M, Md, Wh, 26, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Eliza J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 24, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    James M. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 5, GA/GA/GA
    Walter B. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 2, GA/GA/GA.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    Augustus L. Culpepper and Eliza J. Brooks on 15 Oct 1874 in Macon Co., GA.
  3. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 7 'on Sand Mountain, near Attala, Alabama.'
  4. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 7 'at the home of John Butler Culpepper.'
  5. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8 'buried in Pratt City' can't locate.
  6. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8 'Pratt City, Alabama' can't locate.

Rebecca Williams

Female, #33298, (circa 1855 - before 1910)
Birth*circa 1855 Rebecca was born at Wilmore, Jessamine Co., Kentucky, circa 1855. 
Marriage*circa 1903 She married Augustus LaFayette Culpepper circa 1903. 
Married Namecirca 1903  As of circa 1903, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son6 Sep 1904 Her son Rev. Virgil Miller Culpepper was born on 6 Sep 1904 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1 
Death*before 1910 She died at Prattville, Autauga Co., Alabama, before 1910. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Wilmore, Jessamine Co., Kentucky.2 

Family

Augustus LaFayette Culpepper (27 Mar 1854 - 15 Aug 1935)
Child
Last Edited10 May 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. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8.

Josephus Rush Culpepper

Male, #33299, (14 Mar 1857 - 10 Mar 1912)
Father*James Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
Mother*Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Birth*14 Mar 1857 Josephus was born at Tazewell, Marion Co., Georgia, on 14 Mar 1857.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.2 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.3 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Josephus and George was listed as a son in James Marion Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1880 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Father11 Feb 1898 His father James Marion Culpepper M.D. died on 11 Feb 1898 at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Josephus was listed as a son in Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel's household on the 1900 Census at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Mother31 Jan 1910 His mother Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel died on 31 Jan 1910 at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.6 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Josephus was listed as a brother in Rev. George Bright Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia.7 
Death*10 Mar 1912 He died at Fort Valley, Houston Co., Georgia, on 10 Mar 1912 at age 54
The Butler Herald, Tuesday, March 12, 1912, Page Three

Death of Mr. Joe Culpepper Formerly of this City

The countless friends of Mr. Joseph Culpepper, who for many years was a citizen of Butler, will be grieved to learn of his death which occurred Saturday night March 2nd at the home of his brother, Rev. George B. Culpepper at Fort Valley.

The Fort Valley Tribune published last week, the following account of Mr. Culpepper’s sad death:

One of the saddest deaths in our town was that of Mr. Joseph Culpepper which occurred Saturday night at the home of his brother, Rev. George B. Culpepper on College Street.

Mr. Culpepper was born in Macon County nearly fifty-five years ago but for some ten years had lived here with his brother. In early boyhood he joined the Methodist church, and his entire life was in keeping with its rules and ordinances.

Mr. Culpepper was never married. Besides his two brothers, Revs. G.B., of this place, and J.B., an evangelist, he leaves another brother in Alabama and two sisters and many constant friends here and elsewhere who deeply regret his death.

The remains were interred in Oaklawn Cemetery, Monday, Rev. J.P. Wardlaw conducting the exercises.

Mr. Culpepper was a man of retiring manner and unassuming ways, but his daily walk was, as with God. His weary spirit, now freed from care, has winged its way to that eternal home where the good of all ages have gathered and give angelic welcome to those who lived as he did.8,9 
Burial*circa 12 Mar 1912 His body was interred circa 12 Mar 1912 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.9 
Biography* John Butler Culpepper wrote in a family packet that Josephus Rush "never married, was under size, being only five feet in height. Was a very fine farmer."
Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: JOSEPHUS RUSH CULPEPPER On the 14th day of March, 1857, a third son and fifth child was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife, Lucinda. He was given the name of Josephus Rush. He was born in Tazewell, Marion County, Georgia, at that time the county-seat of Marion County. Joe weighed 3 pounds at birth. He never reached a weight of more than 95 pounds. He never married. He lived to be 55 years old. He died March 12, 1912. He is buried in Fort Valley, Georgia. He was faithful to every trust.
In the 1900 census of Butler, Taylor Co., GA, "Joe Culpepper" was recorded (p. 72, family #6) with his sister Carrie living with their widowed mother, Lucy. He was listed as having been born Mar 1857 in Georgia. In the 1910 census, a 53 year old "Joseph R. Culpepper" was recorded (p. 42, family #2) in the household of his brother, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, in Fort Valley, Houston (now Peach) Co., GA. Mrs. Sarah Murphy Wainscott, in a 23 Aug 1977 letter, notes that the name "Josephus" was recorded on the tombstone. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 May 2004

Citations

  1. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 8.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Pages 643A-644A (11,13), Family 105, District 757, Macon Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 57, Physician, GA/SC/SC (ID: 32364)
    Lucinda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 54, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Josephus Culpepper, Son, M, S, 22, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Martha Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 20, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 18, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, Farm Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    [The actual census images on microfilm, and as reproduced on the Web, have a spurious page inserted between the first three names in this family (at the bottom of Page 643A and the last three names (at the top of Page 644A). The error can be seen by inspecting the Family Number.].
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 72, Page 133A (6), Family 83, Butler, Taylor Co., GA
    Lucy Culpepper, Head, F, Sep 1826, 73, Wid, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Joe Culpepper, Son, M, Mar 1857, 43, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Farm Laborer
    Carrie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Sep 1861, 38, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  6. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Lucinda O'Daniel Culpepper, Wife of Dr. J. M. Culpepper, 18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 42, Page 2B, Lines 68-77, Fort Valley, Houston Co., GA
    George B. Culpepper Sr, Head, M, 44, Md3-17 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Real Est. Agt.
    Lillian Culpepper, Wife, F, 38, Md2-17 yrs, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Marion Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charley M. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    George B. Culpepper Jr., Son, M, 11, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    John S. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Thomas J. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Charles L. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, Brother, M, 53, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Book Agt
    Carrie C. Culpepper, Sister, F, 49, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  8. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 9 'He died March 12, 1912.'
  9. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Joseph Rush Culpepper, 14 Mar 1857 - 10 Mar 1912.

Martha Jane Culpepper

Female, #33300, (30 Sep 1859 - 16 May 1903)
Father*James Marion Culpepper M.D. (1 Feb 1823 - 11 Feb 1898)
Mother*Lucinda Brooks O'Daniel (18 Sep 1825 - 31 Jan 1910)
Name Variation She was also known as Mattie.1 
Birth*30 Sep 1859 Martha was born at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia, on 30 Sep 1859.2,3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Lucinda, Susan, John, Augustus, Josephus and Martha listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. in the 1860 Census at Taylor Co., Georgia.4 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Lucinda, John, Augustus, Josephus, Martha, Nancy and George listed as a household member living with James Marion Culpepper M.D. on the 1870 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.5 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Martha and Nancy was listed as a daughter in James Marion Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1880 Census at Macon Co., Georgia.6 
Marriage*20 Jul 1882 She married Rev. Henry Caughey Brewton at Blakely, Early Co., Georgia, on 20 Jul 1882 at age 22.7,1 
Married Name20 Jul 1882  As of 20 Jul 1882, her married name was Brewton. 
Birth of Son2 Jun 1883 Her son Arva Osgood Brewton was born on 2 Jun 1883 at Georgia.8 
Birth of Son19 Dec 1887 Her son John Day Brewton was born on 19 Dec 1887 at Towns, Telfair Co., Georgia.8,9 
Birth of Son12 Dec 1891 Her son William Wade Brewton was born on 12 Dec 1891 at Lumpkin, Stewart Co., Georgia.10 
Death of Father11 Feb 1898 Her father James Marion Culpepper M.D. died on 11 Feb 1898 at Butler, Taylor Co., Georgia
Death*16 May 1903 She died at Elko, Houston Co., Georgia, on 16 May 1903 at age 43.10,11,3 
Burial*circa 18 May 1903 Her body was interred circa 18 May 1903 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* Mrs. John (Dorothy Culpepper) Wingfield preserved a 25 page typed manuscript "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written by her grandfather, Rev. George Bright Culpepper, who noted: MARTHA JANE CULPEPPER In 1859, on the 30th day of September, about ten miles southwest of Butler, Taylor County, Georgia, at what was then known as Joiner's Court Ground, a daughter was born to James Marion Culpepper and his wife, Lucinda. This daughter was given the name of Martha Jane, for two of her mother's sisters. The house where she was born was identified by the name of the Wyndham Place - long since removed. This daughter grew to womanhood and married a Methodist preacher, named Henry Caughey Brewton. They were married in Blakely, Early County, Georgia, at the home of Reverend John Butler Culpepper, in 1882. Mattie's husband was the Methodist pastor of what was called the Trinity Circuit.... The above is about the best history I can give as to Martha (Mattie) Jane Culpepper. She died at Elko, Georgia, on May 16, 1903, and is buried in Fort Valley, Georgia. Henry Brewton married again in 1906, Mrs. Minnie Blanton Davis, who died in 1923, and is buried in Fort Valley. Henry died on May 1, 1934 and lies buried in the Fort Valley cemetery between his two wives. Mattie was 43 when she died and Henry was almost 82.
Martha is listed as "Mattie J. Brewton" on her tombstone. 

Family

Rev. Henry Caughey Brewton (23 May 1852 - 1 May 1934)
Marriage*20 Jul 1882 She married Rev. Henry Caughey Brewton at Blakely, Early Co., Georgia, on 20 Jul 1882 at age 22.7,1 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Jul 2004

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Mattie J. Culpeper and H. C. Brewton on 20 Jul 1882 in Early Co., GA.
  2. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 9 in house known as 'Wyndham Place.'
  3. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    Mattie J. Brewton (1st wife)(Martha Jane Culpepper), 30 Sep 1859 - 16 May 1903.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 846, Family 124, 743rd Militia District, Taylor Co., GA
    James M. Culpepper, 37, M, Physician, $900/$150, GA
    Lucinda D. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Susan F. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 8/12, F, GA.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 535B, Family 1198, Oglethorpe PO, Macon Co., GA
    J. M. Culpepper, 46, M, Physician, $1100/$1000, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 42, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Augustus L. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Josephus R. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    George B, Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Frances Rodgers, 15, F, GA.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Pages 643A-644A (11,13), Family 105, District 757, Macon Co., GA
    James Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 57, Physician, GA/SC/SC (ID: 32364)
    Lucinda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 54, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Josephus Culpepper, Son, M, S, 22, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Martha Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 20, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 18, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 14, Farm Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    [The actual census images on microfilm, and as reproduced on the Web, have a spurious page inserted between the first three names in this family (at the bottom of Page 643A and the last three names (at the top of Page 644A). The error can be seen by inspecting the Family Number.].
  7. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 9 'at the home of Reverend John Butler Culpepper.'
  8. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 9.
  9. Oak Lawn Cemetery Records, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA.
    + John D. Brewton, 19 Dec 1887 - 17 Jun 1968
    + Arva 0. Brewton, Wife of J. D. Brewton, 2 Jun 1883 - 26 Feb 1963.
  10. George Bright Culpepper, One Family - Culpepper, James Marion Culpepper family, 25 page, typed manuscript, unpub., 8 Oct 1942.
    p 10.
  11. The Butler Herald Vol. 27 No. 31, 19 May 1903
    Mrs. Mattie J. Brewton, wife of Rev. H. C. Brewton and daughter of Mrs. J. M. Culpepper, died Sunday in Elko, Houston County where her husband was pastor on the Methodist Church. Was 43 years. Leaves husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, aged mother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.