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Lorraine Cardwell

Female 1834 - 1894  (59 years)


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  • Name Lorraine Cardwell 
    Nickname Lurany 
    Born 8 Jun 1834  Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Jan 1894  Joppa, Cullman Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Corinth Cemetery, Joppa, Cullman Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2822  MyTree
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2012 

    Father James Cardwell,   b. 1806, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Tallapoosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Malissa H. Bohannon,   b. 1815, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Tallapoosa Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1830  Carroll Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Jefferson Culpepper,   b. 2 Jul 1830, Upson Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1919, Joppa, Cullman Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 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

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jun 1834 - Carroll Co., GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1848 - Chambers Co., AL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1880 Census Wesobulga Beat 4, Clay Co., AL. ED 34-1:
      Lurana 45 GA in hh of R. J. Culpepper).

      Although the obituary clearly gives her date of birth and death and
      calculates her age at death, marriage and census records indicate that
      she was probably born before 1834, probably in 1832. If Louraney had
      been born in 1834, she would have been 14 years old when she married,
      not impossible for the times, but unlikely since no parent gave
      permission for the marriage based on the marriage record. Also, two
      years later, in the 1850 census, Louraney was listed as being 18 years
      old which would suggest a birth year of 1832. In the 1860 census, her
      age was listed as being 27 years of age, which, depending on when the
      census was taken, could still support an 1832 date of birth or an 1833
      date of birth. In the 1870 census, her age was given as 39, which
      would suggest an 1830 or 1831 year of birth. Finally, in the 1880
      census, Louraney's age was given as 45. This would suggest a date of
      birth of 1834 or 1835. Louraney was probably born in 1832.
      Although Louraney had been born in Georgia, by 1848 she had moved,
      presumably with her parents, to Chambers Co., AL since this is where
      she married. She is found in the 1850 census of Chambers Co., AL with
      her husband. By 1860, Robert Jefferson and Louraney had moved their
      family to Randolph Co., AL where they remained until after the 1870
      census. By the 1880 census the family had moved on to Clay Co., AL
      where "Lurana" was recorded with her husband, R. J. Culpepper, and
      younger children in Wesobulga Beat 4. According to Mary Lillian Butler
      Pierce, Louraney and Robert Jefferson moved with their son, John James
      Culpepper, to the Sand Mountain area of Marshall Co., AL. Some of the
      extended family settled across the county line in Joppa, Cullman Co.,
      AL. Since the 1890 U. S. census burned we do not know exactly where
      everyone was situated at this point but according to her obituary,
      Louraney died in 1894 while living with or visiting children and
      grandchildren who were living in Joppa, Cullman Co., AL.
      The following obituary preserved by great-granddaughter, Mrs. J. E. (Ann White)
      Hicks, is from an unknown source:
      "Culpepper -- Miss Louraney Cardwell was born June the 8th 1834 and was married to R. J. Culpepper Dec. the 19th 1848, and died at her home, near Joppa, Cullman County, Ala.
      Jan. the 2nd 1894, aged 59 years, 6 months and 25 days. Mrs. Culpepper
      joined the Methodist Church South in 1872, and from that time on, she
      lived an humble, christian life. She dearly loved her church, and was
      untiring in her efforts to promote the cause of Christ. Mrs. Culpepper
      was the mother of eleven children, two have preceded her to the
      Heavenly Land, while nine are left to mourn their loss, but their loss
      is her eternal gain, for she has gone where sorrow, pain, sickness and
      death are felt and feared no more. Her life was an exemplary one, she
      was a loving wife, a kind and gentle mother. She will be sadly missed
      at home, at church and in the neighborhood, she was loved by all who
      knew her. The writer has known her for several years and to know her
      was to love her. We tender our heart-felt sympathy to the bereaved
      family. A. S. A. Meaders. "

      Only ten of the eleven children have been accounted for. Possibly one
      child died at birth or died young and between census years. Finally,
      Louraney's daughter, "Plyna Smith" (Mrs. L. W. (Pauline Culpepper)
      Smith), was listed in an article about a 1935 John James Culpepper
      family reunion with "aunt Fanny Busby" (Mrs. H. B. (Nancy Ann Frances
      Elizabeth Alice Culpepper) Busby) of Albertville. This was a daughter
      of William Washington and Ferby (Cardwell) Culpepper.