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Robert Jefferson Culpepper

Robert Jefferson Culpepper

Male 1830 - 1919  (89 years)

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  • Name Robert Jefferson Culpepper 
    Born 2 Jul 1830  Upson Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Chambers Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Chambers Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Almond P.O., West of Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Dec 1919  Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Corinth Cemetary, Joppa, Cullman Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2811  MyTree
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2012 

    Father John Jefferson Culpepper,   b. 4 Nov 1797, Orangeburg dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1885, Clanton, Randolph Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Catherine Bell,   b. 1797, Lexington Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1865, Almond, west of, Wadley, Randolph Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1816  Lexington Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lorraine Cardwell,   b. 8 Jun 1834, Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1894, Joppa, Cullman Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1848  Chambers Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. 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)
     2. Mary Alice Elizabeth Culpepper,   b. 17 Jan 1852, Chambers Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1930, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Edna Esabella Culpepper,   b. 4 Nov 1854, Chambers Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1890, Lineville, Clay Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     4. Melissa Catherine Culpepper,   b. 4 Apr 1858, Randolph Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1939, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Susan Pauline Culpepper,   b. 25 Oct 1860, Randolph Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1943, Eva, Cullman Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. William Henry Culpepper,   b. 22 May 1864, Randolph Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1924, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     7. Melvina Miranda Culpepper,   b. 21 Nov 1866, Randolph Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1956, Simcoe, Cullman Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +8. Francis Marion Culpepper,   b. Aug 1869, Randolph Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1951, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    +9. Arkansas B. (Kansas) Culpepper,   b. Abt 1874, Randolph Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1900 and 1910, Joppa, Cullman Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     10. Leelzer Vada Culpepper,   b. 14 Dec 1877, Randolph Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1959, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
      Name: Robert Culpepper
      Spouse: Lurany Cardwell
      Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1848
      County: Chambers
      State: Alabama
      Performed by Name: Wm Grady
      Source information: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research

      1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Robert Culpepper
      Age: 19
      Birth Year: abt 1831
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1850: District 19 and a half, Chambers, Alabama
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 437
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Robert Culpepper 19
      Leurena Culpepper 18

      Alabama, Census of Confederate Soldiers, 1907, 1921
      Name: Robert J Culpepper (Robert Jefferson)
      Residence Year: 1907
      Residence Place: Marshall County
      Birth Date: 2 Jul 1830
      Birth Location: Baldwin, Georgia

      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Robert J Culpepper (Robert Jefferson)
      Age in 1860: 30
      Birth Year: abt 1830
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1860: Southern Division, Randolph, Alabama
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Almond
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Robert J Culpepper 30
      Lourary Culpepper 27
      John J Culpepper 9
      Mary A E Culpepper 7
      Edney E Culpepper 4
      Malissa C Culpepper 2

      1866 Alabama State Census in Tallapoosa Co., AL:
      R. J. Culpepper 1m-20+ w/1m<20 1m<10 1f-20+ 2f<20 2f<10)\.

      1870 Census Louina P. O. District (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL. p.
      572 #2:
      R. J. Culpepper 40 GA.
      1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: William H Culpepper (William Henry)
      Age in 1870: 6
      Birth Year: abt 1864
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Home in 1870: Township 22, Randolph, Alabama
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Louina
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      R J Culpepper 40 (Robert Jefferson)
      Lurane Culpepper 37
      John J Culpepper 19 (John Jefferson)
      Edney J Culpepper 15
      Malissa C Culpepper 12
      Susan P Culpepper 10
      William H Culpepper 6 (William Henry)
      Amanda M Culpepper 4
      Francis M Culpepper 10/12

      1880 Census Beat 4, Wesobulga District, Clay Co., AL. ED 34-1:
      R. J. Culpepper 49 GA SC SC.
      1880 United States Federal Census
      (William Henry Cupepper)
      Age: 16
      Birth Year: abt 1864
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Home in 1880: Wesobulga, Clay, Alabama
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Name: R. J. Culpepper (Robert Jefferson)
      Father's Birthplace: Georgia
      Mother's Name: Lurana Culpepper (Lorraine Cardwell)
      Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Occupation: Working On Farm
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      R. J. Culpepper 49
      Lurana Culpepper 45
      Mollie C. Culpepper 22 (Malissa C.)
      W. H. Culpepper 16 (William Henry)
      M. M. Culpepper 13 (Amanda M.)
      F. M. Culpepper 11 (Francis Marion)
      Kansas Culpepper 6 (Arkansas B.)
      Bethusal Culpepper 2 (Leelzer Vada)

      1900 Census Albertville, Marshall Co., AL. ED 83-12:
      Robert J. Culpepper 1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Robert J Culpepper
      Age: 71
      Birth Date: Jul 1828 mistake (1830)
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1900: Albertville, Marshall, Alabama
      [Marshall]
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Robert J Culpepper 71
      Williams, Arkansas B. 24 (daughter)
      Larkes C 7 (grandson)
      Charlie J 2 (grandson)

      1910 GA. Census Marshall Co., AL. ED 96-22:
      Robert J. Culpepper 79 SC in hh of son, John J. Culpepper.
      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Robert J Culpepper
      Age in 1910: 79
      Birth Year: 1831
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Home in 1910: Albertville, Marshall, Alabama
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Father
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John J Culpepper 59 (John Jefferson)
      Nancy J Culpepper 60
      Effin L Culpepper 29
      Robert J Culpepper 79 (Robert Jefferson)

      Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974
      Name: Robert Jefferson Cullpepper
      Birth Date: 2 Jul 1830
      Birth Place: GA
      Death Date: 10 Dec 1919
      Death Place: Cullman, Alabama
      Cemetery Name: Corrinth
      Death Age: 89
      Occupation: Farmer
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Gender: Male
      Father Name: John Cullpepper
      Father Birth Place: Georgia
      Mother Name: Bell
      Spouse Name: Luraine Cullpeper
      FHL Film Number: 1908214

      Robert Jefferson Culpepper was known to his great-grandchildren as
      "Great Grandpa Jeff" or "Ole E Pa." His parents were recorded in the
      1830 census of Upson Co., GA and this is where Robert is presumed to
      have been born. The 1900 Soundex for Alabama shows Robert J. Culpepper
      in Albertville, Marshall Co, AL with a birth date of July 1828 but
      since he was not noted in the 1830 census this can probably be
      discounted. By 1840, Robert had moved with his parents to Chambers
      Co., AL where he was noted as one of two males 5 to 10 years of age in
      the household of John J. Culpepper. Robert emerges in Chambers Co., AL
      marriage records in 1848 and by 1850 was listed with his wife in the
      1850 Chambers Co., AL census living next door to his sister and near
      his parents.

      Robert J. and Louraney (Cardwell) Culpepper hosted the wedding of his
      younger brother, William Washington Culpepper, and her younger sister,
      Ferby Cardwell, at their home 23 Dec 1855. Their father, John
      Jefferson Culpepper, was the second bondsman. At some point after
      this, Robert J. Culpepper apparently moved his family to Randolph Co.,
      AL. He is noted in land records as purchasing 39.86 ½ acres in the SE
      1/4 of NE 1/4 of section 3 in Township 22 Range 10 of Randolph Co.,
      AL. Unfortunately, the date is illegible. The land appears to be just
      north of the 159.46 acres of land which Robert's father, John J.
      Culpepper, obtained 22 Aug 1850. Robert and his brother, William, and
      their parents were noted living next to each other in the 1860 census
      of Almond P. O. District, Randolph Co., AL.

      When the Civil War began, Robert enlisted in the Confederate Army.
      Capos Conley "Chip" Culpepper, II obtained the following records from
      the National Archives:
      Culpepper, Robert J. Co. B/C. 37 Alabama Infantry. _____(Confederate)
      Private_/_Private _____CARD NUMBERS 1_____44662957 2_______254194
      3_______294918 Number of medical cards herein Number of personal
      papers herein 1 Book Mark: See Also: ---------------------------
      (Confederate) C __________37__________Ala Robert J. Culpepper Pvt _
      Capt. Hamner's Company, Alabama __________ Volunteers* Appears on
      Company Muster Roll of the organization named above, for Mch 15, 186 2
      Enlisted: When Mch 15, 186 2 Where Daviston, Ala By whom Period 3
      years or the war Last paid: By whom To what time__________, 186_.
      Present or absent Not stated Remarks: *This company subsequently
      became Company B, 37th Regiment Alabama Infantry. Book Mark: _____/s/_
      (?)nell ____________________Copyist ------------------------------
      Culpepper, Robert J. Pvt., Co. B._____37, Reg't Ala.
      _____(Confederate) 1 Inclosures. Pris. of War Record 1
      ------------------------------ VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, JULY 9th A.D.
      1863.
      TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, KNOW YE THAT I, Robert J. Culpepper
      private of Co. B Reg't 37th Ala Vols. C.S.A. being a Prisoner of War
      in the hands of the United States Forces, in virtue of the
      capitulation of the City of Vicksburg and its garrison, by Lieut. Gen
      John C. Pemberton, C.S.A., Commanding on the 4th day of July, 1863, do
      in pursuance of the terms of said capitulation, give this my solemn
      parole under oath----- That I will not take up arms again against the
      United States nor serve in any military, police, constabulary force in
      any Fort, Garrison or field work, held by the Confederate States of
      America against the United States of America, nor as guard of any
      prisons, depots or stores, nor discharge any duties usually performed
      by Officers or soldiers against the United States of America until
      duly exchanged by the proper Authorities. ____________________/s/_
      Robert J Culpepper Sworn to and subscribed before me at Vicksburg,
      Miss., this 9th day of July, 1863. _____/s/ Wm P. Davis 23rd Reg't
      Indiana Vol. ____________________Lt. Col AND PAROLING OFFICER.
      --------------------------- (CONFEDERATE) R. J. Culpepper Co., B 37
      Ala (Inf) Appears on a __________ROLL of non-commissioned officers and
      privates employed on extra duty at Dalton, Ga during month of Jan 186
      4 By whose order employed Nature of service Teamster TERM OF SERVICE:
      From Jan. 1, 186_. To Jan 31, 186_. Remarks: Driving (?)(?) wagons
      Roll No. _____ WOOTTON [Stamped] Copyist ---------------------------
      (CONFEDERATE) R. J. Culpeper Co. B 37 Ala. Appears on a __________ROLL
      of non-commissioned officers and privates employed on extra duty at
      Dalton Ga during month of Feb., 186 4 By whose order employed Nature
      of service Teamsters TERM OF SERVICE: From Feb 1., 186_. To Feb 29,
      186_. Remarks: Roll No. _____WOOTTON [Stamped] Copyist

      After the war, Robert returned home and he was noted with his wife and
      children in the 1870 census of the Louina P. O. District (now Wadley),
      Randolph Co., AL. His brother, William Washington Culpepper, was still
      living next door and his parents were also living nearby, all
      apparently on the same land that they were on before the war. By 1880,
      Robert had apparently moved his family to Clay Co., AL R. J. Culpepper
      was noted with his wife and younger children in Wesobulga District,
      Clay Co., AL in 1880 census records.

      According to an article from the Guntersville Advertiser 10 Oct 1916,
      Robert J. Culpepper and his wife had moved to the Sand Mountain area
      of Marshall Co., AL 28 years previously. This would have been
      approximately 1888. A son, John James Culpepper, located his family in
      what is known today as Albertville, Marshall Co., AL.. Other members
      of the extended family settled across the county line in Joppa,
      Cullman Co., AL. Unfortunately, the 1890 U. S. census burned and so it
      is not possible to see exactly how everyone was situated at the time.
      What is known is that, according to her obituary, Mrs. R. J. (Louraney
      Cardwell) Culpepper died in Joppa, Cullman Co., AL in 1894. After the
      death of his wife, Robert apparently split his time at the residences
      of his children. Robert J. Culpepper was noted in Albertville,
      Marshall Co, AL in the 1900 census. He was listed as having been born
      Jul 1828 although, since he was not noted in the 1830 census and was
      listed in later census records as being age 19, 30, 40 and 49, the
      1828 reference can be discounted. Robert Jefferson Culpepper's
      daughter, Arkansas (Culpepper) Williams, and her two young sons,
      "Larkis" and "Charlie," were living with him. In 1910, Robert was
      still living in Marshall Co., AL was noted in the Marshall Co., AL
      census living with his son, John J. Culpepper. A great-granddaughter,
      Mary Lillian Butler Pierce, wrote, 19 Jan 1979: He carved & made fancy
      furniture, beautiful beds among other things. He had a collection of
      old guns.... He had a hobby of keeping a diary, of the weather and
      happenings of the day.... My Grandpa Jack [John James Culpepper] &
      family along with Ole E Pa & family all moved here to Sand Mt. from
      Randolph or Clay [the family was in Clay Co., AL in the 1880 census]
      in covered wagons in 1883.... Ole E Pa Jeff... walked lots of miles
      almost every day, even in his 80's.... One more thing about Ole E Pa
      Jeff, he carved and made spinning wheels to spin yarn then weave it
      into yarn for cloth in those days."

      Mary Lillian Butler Pierce added in s 23 Apr 1993 letter that "Robert
      Jefferson Culpepper carved and made furniture in his younger days -
      beautiful pieces - and each piece painted black." 20 Jan 1979, Mary
      Lillian wrote that her great-grandfather had lived with her
      grandparents in the same house that she is living in now: Lola Martin
      said Ole E Pa Jeff's room was upstairs, steps are steep here and only
      heat he had up there & light was a lantern. Scratches are still on the
      wall up there where he would strike a match to light the kerosene
      lantern. Was a stacked chimney in the middle of the house, heat from
      it helped keep the walls of that little room warm. Said he never had a
      cold or was sick in winter.

      Mary Lillian Butler Pierce added in a 23 Apr 1993 letter: Lola Martin
      was right stairs were steep, and still are. Scratches are still on the
      wall. I painted or painted part of that little room up stairs a few
      yrs ago, and it's hard to find the scratches now.

      According to a great-granddaughter, Mary Lillian Butler Pierce, Robert
      Jefferson Culpepper received a monthly pension of $15.00 from the
      State of Alabama for his Civil War service. In a 3 Sep 1994 phone
      conversation, Mary Lillian noted that her great-grandfather would buy
      a gallon of "white whiskey" with 15 cents from his Confederate Pension
      money and add a teaspoon of it to his breakfast coffee "instead of
      cream" to make "Lace Coffee." The following is from the 10 Oct 1916
      issue of the Guntersville Advertiser published in Guntersville,
      Marshall Co, AL: R.J. Culpepper is 86 years old and enjoys good health
      for a man of his age. He has lived on Sand mountain 28 years [arriving
      circa 1888]. Uncle Jeff as he is familiarly called, has 8 living
      children, 53 grandchildren, 98 great grandchildren and 3 great great
      grandchildren, which is, we believe, getting pretty close to the
      record in this county.

      Robert Jefferson Culpepper died three years later, apparently while
      visiting his grandson, Charlie J. Williams, across the county line in
      Joppa, Cullman Co., AL. Two days later, Charlie wrote his
      half-brother, Larcus Culpepper who, according to Mary Lillian, was
      living in Texas: larcus I am Very Sorry But he had to go Some time and
      I guess now was as good time as eny they beried him at Corinth [south
      of Joppa, Cullman Co., AL] and then they taking up granma and moved
      here [her] up there and Beried her Beside him.... he was awfull Bad
      and he died that night about twelve oclock.....

      Mary Lillian added in a 18 Jan 1979 letter: Great Grandpa Jeff has a
      war emblem by his tomb shaped like a 3 or 4 leaf clover, made of iron
      or steel. He had a pocket watch with a chain & watch fob looked like
      the iron emblem at his grave. My grandfather [John James Culpepper]
      kept it, long as he lived.... Uncle Frank Culpepper [Francis Marion
      Culpepper] got it soon as my Grandfather died. I don't know who got it
      when Uncle Frank died.... Great Grandpa Jeff... got a war pension of
      $15.00 per mo. from Gov. [the State of Alabama].

      (Sources: Marriage Records 1833-1861 of Chambers County, Alabama Vol
      I, Genealogical Soc, of East Alabama, Inc. 1974, p 70 by Wm F Grady J.
      P.
      FHL Film 1254007, National Archives Film T9-0007, Wesobulga, Page
      39A.)