Melvin Culpepper of Phenix City, AL1

Male, #52465, (31 Aug 1928 - 1 Apr 1974)
Mother*Mary E. Culpepper2 (3 Jun 1912 - 17 Jul 1985)
Birth*31 Aug 1928 He was born on 31 Aug 1928 at Josie, Pike Co., Alabama.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Melvin was listed as a grandson in John Henry C. Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Josie, Pike Co., Alabama.3 
Name Changesay 1933  On say 1933 his name was legally changed to Kilpatrick.2 
Adoption*say 1933  Melvin was adopted at Pike Co., Alabama, say 1933.2 
Death*1 Apr 1974 He died at Phenix City, Russell Co., Alabama, on 1 Apr 1974 at age 45.2 
Burial*circa 3 Apr 1974 His body was interred circa 3 Apr 1974 at Memory Gardens, Phenix City, Russell Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* Mavis Pittman, Melvin Culpepper's half-sister, wrote on 5 Sep 2005:
"Melvin died a Kilpatrick. Daddy never adopted him. He changed his (Melvin's) name because he raised him. I don't know who Melvin's father was at birth, just at death. Melvin was born Aug. 31, 1928 and died April 1, 1974 at Cobb Memorial Hospital in Phenix City, Ala. Mary Lizzie Culpepper was his mother. She was born June 2, 1912 and died July 17, 1985 in Pike County, Ala. Melvin married Dora Langston. They divorced with no children. He later married Luvenia Minor McGuire. They had no children, but at the time of his death, they were adopting a son Ronnie, born in 1970. Melvin and Luvenia are buried together at Memory Gardens on Hwy. 280 in Phenix City, Ala."2 
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Nov 2006


  1. The ancestry of this person is unknown. If you can help in identification of the parents or other relatives, please contact Warren Culpepper, using the link at the bottom of this page.
  2. E-mail written 6 Sep 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Mavis Kilpatrick Pittman, e-mail address.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 24, Page 231B, Lines 88-91, Josie, Pike Co., AL
    Rents Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
    Henry Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 50, wid (md@23), AL/AL/AL, Farmer, Vet=N
    Colon Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 22, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Mary L. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 16, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Melvin Culpepper, Grandson, M, Wh, 1 8/12, sng, AL/AL/AL.