Mary Elizabeth Blackman1
Female, #1885, (11 Jul 1862 - 20 Apr 1926)
Mary Elizabeth Blackman|b. 11 Jul 1862\nd. 20 Apr 1926|p1885.htm|Ashley Green Blackman|b. circa 1818|p1886.htm|Esther Lenina Brown|b. circa 1820|p1887.htm|||||||||||||
|Father*||Ashley Green Blackman (c 1818 - )|
|Mother*||Esther Lenina Brown (c 1820 - )|
|Birth*||11 Jul 1862||Mary was born at Texas on 11 Jul 1862.2,3|
|Marriage*||29 Aug 1880||She married George Luther Culpepper at Dallas Co., Texas, on 29 Aug 1880 at age 18.2,4|
|WWI Draft Reg*||12 Sep 1918||Alva Joel Culpepper named Mary as his nearest relative when registering for the WW-I draft on 12 Sep 1918 at Victoria, Victoria Co., Texas.5|
|Death*||20 Apr 1926||She died at Wharton, Wharton Co., Texas, on 20 Apr 1926 at age 63.2,6|
|Biography*||There is a notation in J.N. Culpepper's Bible that indicates that Mary E. Blackman was born in Alabama. Edna Culpepper Stewart, a daughter, says that Mary Blackman had Indian blood. Granddad Culpepper also kept a diary on the back of a receipt book. In it he lists his mother's birthday as July 11, 1861 (instead of 1862) and says she was born in Upshir or Upshar Co., Texas, instead of Alabama. A family Bible also lists her birth as July 11, 1862 -- I suspect it is either in her handwriting or her husband's George L. (Source: Bob Stewart, FTM file, Feb 2000)|
The following is an excerpt from Part II of a ledger left by Josie Mary Culpepper Wilson Burger for her children, October 21, 1957:
My mother was about 5 foot 7. She had natural black curly hair. She was sick for several years with a bronical trouble and was an invalid the last 3 years of her life. She was a very devout Christian. She knew her bible from cover to cover. People came from near and far, for advice about the bible. She could always tell them, or help find what they wanted to know.
She was a practical nurse and midwife. She delivered 22 babies during World War I while the doctors were in the service. We lived in Victoria County and lived 22 miles from a doctor. She never lost a mother or baby. Her services were always free. Her moto was, help those that need help.
All I know about my mother?s family: She was the youngest child of Ashley Green Blackman and Ester Lenina (Brown) Blackman. Her brothers and sisters were Shirley, Ashley, Green, Joe, Thomas, and
Martha. The entire family are dead. Grandpa Blackman died at the end of the civil war and Grandma raised all the children and never married again. She lived with my mother and father until her death in 1904. The year before I was born. My mother was born July 11, 1862.
Uncle Joe Blackman was the only one I ever knew. He has 4 boys. Green, Tom, Sam and George ?- George is dead. Tom lives at Trinity, Texas, owns a garage. Green lives in Hobbs, New Mexico. Tom has one daughter who is a lawyer.
Aunt Martha married a Karnes. She had several Children. Florence and Morris Karnes are the only names I ever knew of her children. I never saw Aunt Martha.
Uncle Shirley and Uncle Green died when young men. They never married. Uncle Shirley died from phenomena, Uncle Green had T.B.
|George Luther Culpepper (16 Feb 1850 - 18 Mar 1932)|
|Last Edited||30 Nov 2006|
- Robert Chisem 'Bob' Stewart Jr., Bob Stewart FTM file, Genealogy.com: Family Tree Maker Online, Feb 2000.
- , Mary Blackman Culpepper Bible.
- E-mail written July 2005 to Warren Culpepper from John Ericson Smith, 546 C. Street, Salida, CO 81201, e-mail address.
- Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
George L. Culpepper & Mary L. Blackman, 29 Aug 1880, by A. N. Keen, Minister.
- National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
Alva Joel Culpepper, Salem, Victoria Co., Texas, age 20, born 26 Jan 1898, White, Farmer for Geo. Culpepper at Salem, Victoria Co., Texas; Nearest relative: Mary Culpepper. Tall height, Medium build, Brown eyes, Black hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Victoria, Victoria Co., Texas.
- Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
Murry L. Culpepper, Wharton Co., Apr 20 1926, 16212.