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Nancy Jane Willoughby

Female 1850 - 1936  (86 years)


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  • Name Nancy Jane Willoughby 
    Born 8 Feb 1850  Standing Rock, Chambers Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Jul 1936  Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Vernon Cemetery, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2766  MyTree
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2012 

    Father Frederick Willoughby,   b. Abt 1810, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Martha Wheat,   b. Abt 1810, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1856, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1834  Morgan Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John James Culpepper,   b. 4 Dec 1850, Chambers Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1938, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1871  Clanton, Randolph Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rufus Decatur Culpepper
     2. Effen Lourania Culpepper
    +3. James Monroe (Monroe) Culpepper,   b. 18 Aug 1871, Clanton, Randolph Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1952, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jul 1936 - Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1920 Census Marshall Co, ALVol 55 ED 121 Sheet 16 Line 16:
      Nancy J. 69 AL in hh of Jack J. Culpepper.

      Sallie Butler, a granddaughter of John James and Nancy Jane
      (Willoughby) Culpepper, wrote in a 1935 article that "Aunt Nancy will
      be 86 on February 8, 1936." This would indicate that Nancy was born in
      1850 which would correspond with the 1900 census record which
      indicates that Nancy was born in Alabama in Feb 1850. It is not known
      if this corresponds with the date from the tombstone.

      Sallie's sister, Mary Lillian Butler Pierce wrote 4 Oct 1992: I don't
      know anything about my grandmother's [Nancy Jane Willoughby
      Culpepper's] parents, don't even know their given names [they might be
      listed in the 1850 census of Chambers Co. or Randolph Co., AL since
      this is where the Culpepper's were]. Her mother died when she was 7
      years old and left a little two-year-old sister, and my grandmother
      didn't get to go to school a day in her life, and took care of her
      little sister. I don't know for sure if Lovie was her little sister's
      name, or if Lovie was a nickname. Mama always said Aunt Lovie. I think
      Aunt Lovie married a Kerr. My grandmother had another brother Uncle
      Bud and he and his wife and daughters lived in Waco, TX. Another
      brother was Jacob. The thing I remember about my grandmother Nancy
      Jane she was kind, sweet, humble and clean as a pin and a marvelous
      cook....

      Nancy is presumed to have married John James Culpepper in Randolph
      Co., AL where they are noted living in the 1880 census. According to a
      granddaughter, Mary Lillian Butler Pierce, in 1883, the John James
      Culpepper family moved to the Sand Mountain area of Marshall Co., AL
      where the family is noted living in the 1900 census of Albertville,
      Marshall Co., AL. In the 1900 census "L. A. Willowby" a 16 year old
      boarder was recorded in the John James Culpepper household. According
      to Mary Lillian Butler Pierce in a 5 Jan 1995 letter, this was
      probably Nancy's half-brother Leedy Willoughby. Mary Lillian added
      that her mother, Mrs. W. E. (Effen L. Culpepper) Butler, had spoken of
      her Uncle Leedy often and he gave her mother "a hugh trunk" which she
      considered very special. In the 1900 census, John James Culpepper
      listed his father as having been born in South Carolina and his mother
      as having been born in North Carolina. In 1935, for the 64th wedding
      anniversary of her grandparents, Sallie Butler wrote of Nancy Jane
      Willoughby Culpepper that "she started then [when Nancy's mother died]
      cooking, milking, churning and doing all the house work and raised a
      two year old girl." Sallie Butler also wrote that Nancy had been an
      invalid for 4 or 5 years.

      Mary Lillian Butler Pierce preserved the following from an unknown
      source about the 1935 family reunion which was held before Nancy's
      death: "Culpepper Reunion Sunday, September 1 The Culpepper's held
      their annual Reunion on Sunday, Sept 1st at the home at Mr. and Mrs.
      J. J. Cullpeper [sic], known as Uncle Jack and Aunt Nancy. At the
      regular noon hour dinner was served out in the yard on a long table.
      Those enjoying this occasion were Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Cullpepper [sic],
      Mr. D. Cullpepper [sic] and daughter, of Albertville, Mr. and Mrs.
      Monroe Cullpepper [sic] and family, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Culpepper and
      family, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Presley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Claud
      McBrayer and family, Mrs. Liddie Carr and girls, Mrs. Bertha White,
      Mrs. Lenora Willoughby, Nephew and friends, Mr. Richard Latimer all of
      Gadsden, Mr. and Mrs. Wilie [sic] McLeod and daughter, Peggy, Mrs.
      Freeman Miller and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar [Lamon] Jones and Mary
      Lillian Butler all of Boaz, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Rogers of Anniston,
      Mrs. Bunion Elder and children of Jacksonville, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve
      Dempsy [sic], Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Pettis [sic] and daughter and Miss
      Grace Lowery all of Ashland, Ala., Mrs. Kate Halmark [sic] and
      daughter, Lizzie, Thedo McLeod and a friend of Atlanta, Mrs. M. E.
      Culpepper and son Lee Cullpeper [sic], and children of Union Grove on
      Brindlee Mt., Mr. Lonnie Culpepper of Huntsville, Mr. and Mrs. Herman
      Childres and son, Winston of Birmingham, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Tramel
      [sic] of Gadsden, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Willoughby and family, Mr. and Mrs.
      J. T. Butler and children all of Albertville, Ralph Culpepper of Tracy
      City, Tenn., Mrs. Plyna Smith [Mrs. L. W. (Susan Pauline Culpepper)
      Smith, John James Culpepper's sister] and aunt Fanny Busby [Mrs. H. B.
      (Nancy Ann Frances Elizabeth Alice Culpepper) Busby] of near
      Albertville. A host of friends and neighbors gathered there in the
      afternoon to greet Uncle Jack and Aunt Nancy on this happy occasion
      and soon they will celebrate their 64th anniversary. As everyone left
      they hoped to meet there again next year on the same day.