Mary Elizabeth Blackman1

Female, #1885, (11 Jul 1862 - 20 Apr 1926)
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 
Married Name29 Aug 1880  As of 29 Aug 1880, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son21 May 1881 Her son Jimmie Nathaniel Culpepper was born on 21 May 1881 at Johnson Co., Texas.2,5 
Birth of Son21 Oct 1882 Her son Walter G. Culpepper was born on 21 Oct 1882 at Johnson Co., Texas.2 
Death of Son24 May 1883 Her son Walter G. Culpepper died on 24 May 1883 at Johnson Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son21 Mar 1884 Her son Charlie Humphrey Culpepper was born on 21 Mar 1884 at Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas.2,6 
Birth of Son26 Jan 1898 Her son Alva Joel Culpepper was born on 26 Jan 1898 at Ellis Co., Texas.2,7 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Mary was listed as George Luther Culpepper's wife on the 1900 Census at Dallas Co., Texas.8 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Mary was listed as George Luther Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Nolan Co., Texas.9 
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.7 
Death of Son27 Nov 1918 Her son Alva Joel Culpepper died on 27 Nov 1918 at Wharton Co., Texas
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Mary was listed as George Luther Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Wharton, Wharton Co., Texas.10 
Death*20 Apr 1926 She died at Wharton, Wharton Co., Texas, on 20 Apr 1926 at age 63.2,11 
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)
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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.
 

Family

George Luther Culpepper (16 Feb 1850 - 18 Mar 1932)
Marriage*29 Aug 1880 She married George Luther Culpepper at Dallas Co., Texas, on 29 Aug 1880 at age 18.2,4 
Children
Last Edited30 Nov 2006

Citations

  1. Robert Chisem 'Bob' Stewart Jr., Bob Stewart FTM file, Genealogy.com: Family Tree Maker Online, Feb 2000.
  2. , Mary Blackman Culpepper Bible.
  3. E-mail written July 2005 to Warren Culpepper from John Ericson Smith, 546 C. Street, Salida, CO 81201, e-mail address.
  4. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    George L. Culpepper & Mary L. Blackman, 29 Aug 1880, by A. N. Keen, Minister.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Jimmie Nathaniel Culpepper, Salem, Victoria Co., Texas, age 37, born 21 May 1881, White, Farmer for self at Salem, Victoria Co., Texas; Nearest relative: Nancy Emerlin Culpepper. Tall height, Slender build, Gray eyes, Black hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918, Victoria, Victoria Co., Texas.
  6. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Charlie Humphrey Culpepper, Route 7, Box 136, Ft. Worth, Texas, age ??, born 21 Mar 1884, White, Farmer for self at Route 7, Box 136, Ft. Worth, Texas; Nearest relative: Ruby Culpepper, Route 7, Box 136a, Ft. Worth, Texas. (no image available for back of card where height, build, etc. are usually specified). Registered 12 Sep 1918, Tyler, Smith Co., TX.
  7. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    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.
  8. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED Unk, Sheet Unk, Page Unk Pct Unk, Dallas Co., TX (Transcription from Soundex by Lew Griffin. Could not be found in the Genealogy.com index and Ancestry.com index not yet available.)
    George L. Culpepper, Head, Feb 1850, GA
    Mary Culpepper, Wife, Jul 1862, TX;
    James N. Culpepper, Son, May 1881, TX
    Charley W. Culpepper, Son, Mar 1884, TX
    Emma E. Culpepper, Dau, Mar 1886, TX
    Mattie R. Culpepper, Dau, Feb 1888, TX
    Dora Culpepper, Dau, Feb 1890, TX
    Minnie Culpepper, Dau, Jan 1892, TX
    Georgia Culpepper, Son, Nov 1894, TX
    Alma Culpepper, Dau, Jan 1898, TX
    Lavina Blackman, Mother-in-law, Dec 1829, SC.
  9. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 179, Sheet 20A, Pg 231A, Pct 5, Gen.com Img 19, Nolan Co., TX
    George Culpepper, Head, M, 60, M1, md-29, GA US US, Farmer
    Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, 48, M1, md-29, ch 10/9, TX US US
    Dorah McErfee (McAfee?), Daughter, F, 20, wid, md-6 yrs, ch 1/0, TX GA TX
    Georgia B. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, S, TX GA TX
    Alvy J. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, TX GA TX
    Josie M. Culpepper, Daughter, F, 5, S, TX GA TX
    James N. Culpepper, Son, M, 28, wid, TX GA TX
    Maggie M. Culpepper, G-Daughter, F, 5, STX TX KY
    Rouse? Culpepper, G-Son, M, 3, S, TX TX KY.
  10. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 161, Sheet 11B, Pg 39/40, Pct 1, Wharton, Wharton Co., TX
    Rent=?, Farm=Y
    George Culpepper, Head, M, 69, M, GA GA GA, Salesman-Fruit
    Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, 57, M, TX NC SC
    Minnie (Culpepper) Tucker, Dau, F, 28, Wid, TX GA TX
    George Tucker, (Grand)Son, M, 10, S, TX TX TX
    Josie Culpepper, Dau, F, 15, S, TX GA TX.
  11. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Murry L. Culpepper, Wharton Co., Apr 20 1926, 16212.