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Randolph County

History

Randolph County was created in 1832 from former Creek Indian territory. It is located in the eastern-central part of the state in the Piedmont Region. Randolph is bordered by the Alabama counties of Barbour, Bullock, Macon and Lee and the Georgia counties of Carroll and Heard. The county seat is Wedowee. Other towns of note include Roanoke, Rock Mills and Wadley. Wedowee is on US-431 about 30 miles SSW of Anniston, 90 miles WSW of Birmingham, and 90 miles Northeast of Montgomery.

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Any names below in red have not been matched with a person in the Culpepper family tree. If you can identify any of them, please let us know.

Census Records

1880 Census

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Flat Rock, Page 314B, Randolph Co., AL (#32534)
John Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 25, AL, Farmer, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Sarah E. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 22, GA, Keeps House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Minnie L. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 3, AL, ---, Fa: AL, Mo: GA
Barbra A. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 1, AL, ---, Fa: AL, Mo: GA

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Flat Rock, Page 314B, Randolph Co., AL (#32359)
William W. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 45, GA, Farmer, Fa: SC, Mo: SC
Ferriba Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 45, GA, Keeps House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Mary L. C. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 21, AL, At Home, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Joseph R. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 19, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Benjamin R. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 15, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Malinda R. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 11, AL, At School, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Willson T. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 13, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Minnie S. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 9, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Alfred L. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 6, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Ellen A. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 2, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA

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Flat Rock, Page 314B, Randolph Co., AL
John Culpepper
, Self, M, W, Wh, 82, SC, Farmer, Fa: SC, Mo: SC (#32054)
Simon L. Culpepper, Son, M, S, MU, 12, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: SC, Mo: AL
David J. Culpepper, Son, M, S, MU, 10, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: SC, Mo: AL

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Flat Rock, Page 315C, Randolph Co., AL
(Family of Sarah O. Culpepper Elliott, #32060)
Sarah O. Elliott, Self, F, W, W, 78, SC, Keeps House, Fa: SC, Mo: SC
Cynthia C. Elliott, Dau, F, S, W, 56, GA, Works In House, Fa: SC, Mo: SC (#33405)
Harriett Culpepper, Other, F, S, B, 35, AL, Gad About Strumpet, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
(Unidentified Harriett Culpepper, black, born abt. 1855)

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Flat Rock, Page 315C, Randolph Co., AL
(Family of Rev. William Henry Culpepper, #32073)
William H. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 66, SC, Farmer, Fa: SC, Mo: SC
Catharine Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 68, GA, Keeps House, Fa: SC, Mo: SC
(Ann) Melvina (Culpepper) Elliott, Dau, F, W, W, 43, GA, Works In House, Fa: SC, Mo: NC

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Flat Rock, Page 315D, Randolph Co., AL
(Family of William Araspes Culpepper, #32464)
William A. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 40, GA, Farmer, Fa: SC, Mo: NC
Willah A. C. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 40, GA, Keeps House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
John William Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 15, AL, School, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
James F. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 13, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Sarah E. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 11, AL, School, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Adella W. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 9, AL, School, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Charles E. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 5, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Mary E. Pearson, SisterL, F, W, W, 55, GA, Works In House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA

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Flat Rock, Page 323C, Randolph Co., AL
(Family of John Malcolm Culpepper, #32460)
John M. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 46, GA, Farmer, Fa: SC, Mo: ---
Sarah A. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 42, MS, Keeps House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
John F. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 16, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: MS
Daniel L. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 13, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: MS
Luther R. H. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 11, AL, Works On Farm, Fa: GA, Mo: MS
Sallie A. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 9, AL, ---, Fa: GA, Mo: MS

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Louina, Page 336A, Randolph Co., AL
(Family of William Jehu Culpepper, #35342)
William J. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 22, AL, Farmer, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
E. J. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 22, AL, Keeps House, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
M. H. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 2, AL, ---, Fa: ---, Mo: ---
John William Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 1, AL, ---, Fa: ---, Mo: ---
James Benjamin Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 1, AL, ---, Fa: ---, Mo: ---

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Louina, Page 342B, Randolph Co., AL
(Family of John James Culpepper, #32514)
J(ohn) J. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 29, AL, Farmer, Fa: AL, Mo: GA
N(ancy) J. (Willoughby) Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 30, AL, Keeps House, Fa: SC, Mo: SC
J. M(onroe) Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 8, AL, ---, Fa: AL, Mo: AL
R(ufus) D. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 4, AL, ---, Fa: AL, Mo: AL
Effin Culpepper, Son (Actually, Dau), M, S, W, 1M, AL, ---, Fa: AL, Mo: AL
L. A. Willoughby, Other, M, S, W, 16, AL, Laborer, Fa: SC, Mo: NC

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Girard, Page 418A, Randolph Co., AL
James Wadkins, Self, M, M, W, 25, GA, Work In Cotton Mill, Fa: SC, Mo: SC
Maranda Wadkins, Wife, F, M, W, 20, GA, Work In Cotton Mill, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Mary Culpepper, Other, F, S, W, 18, GA, Work In Cotton Mill, Fa: AL, Mo: GA
(Note: this is the right age for Mary A. Eliza Culpepper, #35471, and her record in the family tree has an 1880 census entry. However, the person above says her father was born in AL, while #35471's father was William A. Culpepper, born in GA)

Births

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No records have been found of Culpepper births in Randolph County.

Bibles

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William Henry Culpepper Family Bible, originally owned by Miss Emma Carlisle

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William Jehu Culpepper Bible
"W. J. Culpepper and E. J. East married on 6 Feb 1876 at J. F. Ricks by W. H. Culpepper"
Births

Land Patents

Francis M. Culpepper

AL3400__.382

Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 20754 Misc. Document Nr. :
Patentee Name: CULPEPPER, FRANCIS M
Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566)
Signature Present: Y
Signature Date: 10/11/1884
Metes/Bounds: N
Survey Date:
Subsurface Reserved: N
Land Office: CENTRE Comments:
Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties
1 NESW 31/ 21-S 10-E N HUNTSVILLE MERIDIAN 40.06 RANDOLPH

William Culpepper

AL3200__.188

Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 11848 Misc. Document Nr. :
Patentee Name: CULPEPER, WILLIAM
Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566)
Signature Present: Y
Signature Date: 09/02/1850
Metes/Bounds: N
Survey Date:
Subsurface Reserved: N
Land Office: LEBANON Comments:
Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties
1 C 14/ 22-S 10-E Y HUNTSVILLE MERIDIAN 58.84 RANDOLPH

William H. Culpepper

AL3170__.069

Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 10121 Misc. Document Nr. :
Patentee Name: CULPEPPER, WILLIAM H
Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566)
Signature Present: Y
Signature Date: 09/01/1849
Metes/Bounds: N
Survey Date:
Subsurface Reserved: N
Land Office: LEBANON Comments:
Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties
1 NWSW 11/ 20-S 10-E N HUNTSVILLE MERIDIAN 40 RANDOLPH

William H. Culpepper

AL3180__.052

Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 10628 Misc. Document Nr. :
Patentee Name: CULPEPPER, WILLIAM H
Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566)
Signature Present: Y
Signature Date: 03/01/1850
Metes/Bounds: N
Survey Date:
Subsurface Reserved: N
Land Office: LEBANON Comments:
Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties
1 SWNE 10/ 22-S 10-E Y HUNTSVILLE MERIDIAN 39.64 RANDOLPH

William H. Culpepper

AL3320__.153

Cancelled: N Document Nr. : 19359 Misc. Document Nr. :
Patentee Name: CULPEPPER, WILLIAM H
Authority: April 24, 1820: Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566)
Signature Present: Y
Signature Date: 01/01/1859
Metes/Bounds: N
Survey Date:
Subsurface Reserved: N
Land Office: CENTRE Comments: ADD CERT #19360
Nr. Aliquot Parts Sec/Blk Township Range Fract. Sect. Meridian Acres Counties
1 NWNE 10/ 22-S 10-E N HUNTSVILLE MERIDIAN 0 RANDOLPH
2 NWSW 11/ 22-S 10-E N HUNTSVILLE MERIDIAN 79.65 RANDOLPH

Deeds

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No records have been found of Culpepper deeds in Randolph County.

Military Records

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Ancestry.com Online database, 2002.
Source: Ancestry.com. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,277 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

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Three records to be transcribed

World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Source: Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Note: This database is an indexed collection of the draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military.

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Charles Washington Culpepper, White, born 10 Nov 1888 in Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama; resided in Arlington (city), Virginia; Contact: Stanley Monroe in Arlington, Virginia; Employed by U.S. Horticultural Station at Beltsville, Maryland; Height 6 0, Weight 175, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, left leg enlarged; Registered 27 Apr 1942 in Arlington (city), Virginia (#34516)

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Source: National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (database online). Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 (Archival Database); World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

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Thomas C. Culpepper, born 1915, Negro, Native of Alabama; Resided in Randolph Co., Alabama; Enlisted on 10 Dec 1943 in Georgia at Fort Benning in the US Army for the duration of the War plus six months; Education: 2 years of high school; Marital Status: Married. (#52024)

Marriages

Early Alabama Marriages

Source: Early Alabama Marriages. Family Adventures, San Antonio, TX, 1991.

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Inez Culpepper married M. A. Champion on 18 Dec 1919 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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J. F. Culpepper married Nora Stephens on 5 Apr 1911 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Parrie Culpepper married Carl L. Arrington on 15 Jul 1928 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Pearl Culpepper married Rube Rollins on 3 Jan 1931 in Randolph Co., Alabama

Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties)

Ancestry.com Online database, 1999.
Source:
Dodd, Jordan R, comp. Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties) (database online). Orem, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1999. Original data: Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920

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No records have been found in this database of Culpepper marriages in Randolph county.

Alabama Marriages, 1807-1902

Ancestry.com Online database, 2004.
Source:
Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama Marriages, 1807-1902 (database online). Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.

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No records have been found in this database of Culpepper marriages in Randolph county.

Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969

Source: Ancestry.com. Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: (1) Alabama Center for Health Statistics. Alabama Marriage Index, 1936-1969. Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama; (2)  Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx; (3)  Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library; and (4)  Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.

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Annis Culpepper married Sep 1954 in Randolph Co., AL

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Gordon Culpepper married Feb 1937 in Randolph Co., AL

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Luverne Culpepper married 12 Apr 1947 in Randolph Co., AL

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Thelma J Culpepper married Mar 1949 in Randolph Co., AL

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Thomas Culpepper and Mary L Culpepper married May 1938 in Randolph Co., AL, Vol 21, Cert 10377 (#52024)

Alabama Death Index, 1908-1959

Ancestry.com Online Database.
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Alabama Death Index, 1908-1959. (database online) Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: State of Alabama. Indexes of Vital Records for Alabama: Deaths, 1908-1959. Montgomery, AL: State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Record Services Division, 19--.

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Dora V. Culpepper died 6 Jun 1948 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Ephrahim Culpepper died 20 Aug 1908 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Eula L. Culpepper died 20 Nov 1945 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Infant Culpepper, infant of Dave & Ida Culpepper, died 2 May 1920 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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John W. Culpepper died 31 May 1946 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Julie Culpepper died 25 Oct 1920 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Lenora S. Culpepper died 1 Jun 1937 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Lula Culpepper died 14 May 1910 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Mary L. Culpepper died 14 Mar 1956 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Obere Culpepper died 1 Aug 1926 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Robert B. Culpepper died 22 Sep 1946 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Simon Culpepper died 18 Aug 1957 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Sussie E. Culpepper died 1 Mar 1939 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Venue D. Culpepper died 1 May 1926 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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W. H. Culpepper died 22 Mar 1909 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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William A. Culpepper died 8 Jul 1912 in Randolph Co., Alabama

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Zilla A. Culpepper died 1 Nov 1927 in Randolph Co., Alabama

Social Security Death Index

All records of deaths on or before 30 Jun 2009 in which the final benefit was paid or final residence was in Randolph County.

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Dave Culpepper, 25 May 1870 - Oct 1969, Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama 36276; SSN 417-54-6062 issued in Alabama in 1957-1958 (#41033)

Burials

Wadley City Cemetery

Source: Alabama USGenWeb Archives

Location: Township 22, Range 10, Section 11, 987 Highland Avenue, State Hwy 77, Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama

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B. Y. Carlisle, Dec 23, 1851 - Apr 7, 1924 (Father)
Miriam Emily (Culpepper) Carlisle, Mar 9, 1842 - (Apr 16, 1937)
   (Death date of 19 is all that is on marker)

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J. W. (John William) Culpepper, 1864 - 1947
   (son of W. A. and Lilla Culpepper)
Alice Stephens Culpepper, Apr 16, 1870 - Mar 5, 1939
   (d/o Stephen Samuel Stephens and Elizabeth Liles)

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Lilla A. (Barron) Culpepper, Oct 30, 1839 - Nov 13, 1927
   (Zillan Ann Caroline, d/o Samuel Barron and Elizabeth Courson)
W. A. (William Araspers) Culpepper, Oct 10, 1839 - Jul 8, 1912, CO B 31ST ALA INF CSA
   (son of William Henry Culpepper and Sarah Leslie)

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Sarah E. (Culpepper) Pearson, Apr 17, 1869 - Jan 9, 1945
Walker Pearson, Apr 19, 1864 - Jul 14, 1942

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J. W. (John Wesley) Kirk, Nov 18, 1844 - Aug 17, 1930 (Mason)
Flora (Culpepper) Kirk, Jan 22, 1849 - Aug 18, 1929

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Mary Ella (McGill) Elliott, Jun 8, 1861 - Jan 21, 1901
   (Wife of L. B. Elliott)
Louis B. Elliott, Oct 17, 1861 - Jun 13, 1934
   (Son of John Elliott and Ann Culpepper)

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Lula A. Seymour Culpepper, Apr 10, 1872 - May 14, 1910
    (Wife of J. F. Culpepper)

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Rev. William H. Culpepper, Oct 17, 1813 - Mar 22, 1909
    (Husband of Sarah Leslie, born Feb 15, 1808, died Jan 22, 1849)

Places

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No records of any places named Culpepper have been found in Randolph County

Last Revised: 29 Mar 2010

 
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