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History

In the Uplands region of northern Louisiana, Union Parish was formed in 1839 from Ouachita Parish. Its parish seat, Farmerville, is about 80 miles east of Shreveport and 200 miles NNW of Baton Rouge. Union is bordered by the Louisiana parishes of Morehouse, Ouachita, Lincoln, and Claiborne, as well as by the Arkansas county of Union.

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

1870 US Census Index

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Pleasant Culpepper, Union Parish, LA 115 Downsville 5 W. (#9816)

1880 US Census

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4th Ward, Page 500D, Union Parish, LA
R. B. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 27, LA/---/---, Farmer (# 132)
Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 24, AL/---/---

1930 US Census

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ED 56-10, Sheet #4-B, Line 69, Weldon Road, Police Jury Ward 4, Union Parish, LA
Home rented, Amount=blank, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
Charles N Culpeper, Head, M, 68, M, md@26, AR/LA/GA, Farmer, Vet=No (#142)
Annie Culpeper, Wife, F, 54, M, md@44, LA/LA/LA, Not employed

Land Patents

Extracted by Lew Griffin from the General Land Office's Automated Records Project.

Name, Date, Parish, Acres/Offset

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John Culpepper, 1884 Lincoln/Union Parish, 40.2800 acres/10638238 (#137)
John Culpepper, 1893 Lincoln/Union Parish, 0.0000 acres/13724680
John Culpepper, 1893 Lincoln/Union Parish, 0.0000 acres/13725204
John Culpepper, 1893 Lincoln/Union Parish, 120.6900 acres/13724942

Marriages

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Angie Culpepper and Brock B. Michem, 4 Apr 1888, Union Parish, LA
(#146)

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Charley N. Culpepper and Ida Loula Bays, 29 Nov 1888, Union Parish, LA
(#142)

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John Culpepper and Sarah A. M. Liggin, 19 May 1869, Union Parish, LA
(#137)

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Mary Culpepper and John Antley, 3 Jun 1871, Union Parish, LA
(#9817)

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O. J. Culpepper and Nancy Wynton, 2 Jan 1851, Union Parish, LA
(#9784)

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P. l. Culpepper and Sarah Elizabeth Alford, 25 Jul 1870, Union Parish, LA
(#9816)

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William M. Culpepper and Maria Atkins, 3 Sep 1888, Union Parish, LA

Family Records

Family of James Travis Mayes and Elizabeth Culpepper Mayes

Records found among the papers of Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Mayes Gilbert in 1965 and provided to Culpepper Connections by Susie Brown.

Births

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James Travis Mayes was born 18 Oct 1834. (Perry Co., Alabama) (#51826)

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A. Elizabeth Culpepper Mayes was born 5 March 1839 (Jasper Co., Georgia) (#134)

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C. A. Mayes was born 5 February 1860 (Union Parish, Louisiana)

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Martha Ann Mayes born 25 February 1861 (Union Parish, LA)

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James Frank Mayes born 20 Feb 1862 (Union Parish, LA)

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John Thomas Mayes born 31 August 1864. (Union Parish, LA)

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Nancy Clementine Mayes born 16 Feb 1866 (Louisiana)

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Ella J. Mayes born 10 Feb 1868 (Louisiana)

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J. G. Mayes born 26 Nov 1869 (Louisiana)

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William A. Mayes born 20 Nov 1870 (Louisiana)

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Ida Elizabeth Mayes born 5 Mar 1872 (Louisiana)

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Clara L. Mayes born 23 Jan 1874 (Louisiana)

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Mary Roberts Mayes born 28 Jan 1875 (Louisiana)

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Lanie A. Mayes born 8 May 1877 (Louisiana)

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Cansas Eugenie Mayes born 16 Feb 1879 (Louisiana)

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L. A. Mayes born 17 Sept 1880 (Louisiana)

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L. Corine Mayes born 27 Nov. 1881 (Louisiana)

Deaths

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C. A. Mayes died 4 Aug 1865 (Downsville, Union Parish, Louisiana)

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J. C. Mayes died 22 Dec 1869 (Union Parish, LA)

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Nancy Clementine Abbott died 4 Jan 1899

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Delia Mayes Gaskin died 14 jan 1917

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Mrs. Elizabeth Mayes died 30 Oct 1927 (Union Parish, LA)

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James T. Mayes died 4 Aug 1905 (Union Parish, LA)

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Bert Mayes Thomas died 17 Aug 1932

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Ella J. Mayes Kennedy died 2 Nov 1932

Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949

Ancestry.com Online Database

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C. N. Culpepper, 22 Jan 1945, 83 Years, Union Parish, LA (#142)

Social Security Death Index

All records of deaths on or before 30 Sep 2003 in which the final benefit was paid in this parish.

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Alice Culpepper, 28 Jul 1889 - Jun 1978, Spearsville, Union Parish, LA; SSN 433-15-0519 issued in LA in 1973 (#800)√

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Walter Culpepper, 20 Oct 1890 - Oct 1978, Spearsville, Union Parish, LA; SSN 430-28-8640 issued in AR before 1951 (#797)√

Burials

Alabama-Weldon Cemetery

Also known as Weldon Cemetery, this Cemetery is located in the extreme western part of Union Parish, next to the Claiborne Parish line, on LA Route 2, near Bernice. A partial census was taken by Steve Porter in May 2004 and provided to Culpepper Connections. A full census was taken by Media Thurmon and Bob Reeves, published as the "Centennial History and Memories of Weldon Baptist Church and Community, 1900 - 2000" and posted to the USGenWeb Archives.

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A. W. Puckett, 5 Mar 1842 - 25 Jul 1916 (#166)
Martha A. (Culpepper) Puckett, 8 Nov 1845 - 5 Jun 1932 (#129)

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Dallas Bays, 1841-1919 (#6782)
Elizabeth Bays, 11 Nov 1854 - 31 Mar 1927 (#6783)
(Parents of Nancy Elizabeth Bays Culpepper and Ida Lue Bays Culpepper)

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Stephen Culpepper, 21 Jan 1869 - 2 Feb 1952 (# 145)
Nancy Elizabeth (Bays) Culpepper, 1875 - 1944 (#176)

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Charlie Newton Culpepper, 17 Dec 1862 - 21 Jan 1945 (#142)
Ida Lue Bays Culpepper, 5 Mar 1872 - 10 Feb 1948 (#170)

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Cuba Newton Culpepper, 23 Feb 1907 - 5 Apr 1940 (#6791)

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Brady Dixon Culpepper, 26 Nov 1894 - 3 Apr 1969 (#6797)
Thelma Harrell Culpepper, 10 Jun 1896 - 4 Mar 1977 (#39178)

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Willie A. Green, 17 Sep 1887 - 5 Jan 1983 (#6787)
Theo Culpepper Green, 1 Sep 1894 - 20 Jun 1961 (#6786)

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Marie Elizabeth Culpepper, 20 Sep 1920 - 8 Dec 1920 (#6824)

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John Allen Culpepper, 1892 - 1939 (#6796)

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Jesse W. Gray, 22 Nov 1885 - 2 Aug 1965 (#7039)
Captola Culpepper Gray, 2 Jan 1890 - 17 Jan 1966 (#6784)

Mount Nebo Cemetery

Union Parish, LA. 0.8 miles south of Farmerville, LA

Source: Compiled by W. C. Nolan, Cemetery Inscriptions of Union Parish, 4 volumes, Shreveport, LA: J&W Enterprises, 199-. FHL US/CAN 976.389 V3n. Provided to Culpepper Connections by Douglas O. Culpepper and identified by Susie Brown.

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James T. Mayes, 18 Oct 1834 - 4 Aug 1905 (#51826)
Elizabeth Culpepper (Mayes), 15 Mar 1839 - 30 Oct 1927 (#134)

Last Revised: 26 Jan 2006

 
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