Ann Elizabeth Tyler1

Female, #5771, (17 Dec 1790 - 10 Nov 1870)
Father*John Tyler (c 1760 - Feb 1806)
Birth*17 Dec 1790 Ann was born at Orangeburg District, South Carolina, on 17 Dec 1790.2 
Death of FatherFeb 1806 Her father John Tyler died in Feb 1806 at Lexington District, South Carolina
Marriage*8 Mar 1807 She married Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL at Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 8 Mar 1807 at age 16. 
Married Name8 Mar 1807  As of 8 Mar 1807, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Soncirca 1807 Her son Burrell Smith Culpepper of Polk Co., TN was born circa 1807 at Abbeville District, South Carolina
Birth of Son1810 Her son John Tyler Culpepper of Cherokee Co., AL was born in 1810 at Abbeville District, South Carolina
1810 Census6 Aug 1810 Ann was probably a free white female, age 16 and under 26, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household on the 1810 Census at Abbeville District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for are 1 male 0-10 and 1 female 26-45..3 
Birth of Soncirca 1812 Her son Joel Culpepper Jr. was born circa 1812 at Abbeville District, South Carolina
Birth of Son14 Sep 1818 Her son Jacob Joseph Culpepper of McMinn Co., TN was born on 14 Sep 1818 at South Carolina.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1820 Her son George Washington Culpepper was born circa 1820 at Pendleton District, South Carolina.5 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Ann was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1820 Census at Pendleton District, South Carolina.6 
Birth of Son11 Jul 1825 Her son Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa was born on 11 Jul 1825 at McMinn Co., Tennessee
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Ann was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1830 Census at McMinn Co., Tennessee.7 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Ann was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 F0-5.).8 
Letter/Message Text13 May 1849 Joel & Ann Elizabeth Culpepper’s letter to their daughter, Eliza Ann & William Jackson Ash, Written May 13th, 1849

On the outside was written: “Ringgold Ala May 19th 10
               William Jackson Ash
               Illinois Addams County Quincy
Also on outside: “Received the 8th of June 1849”

State of Allabma Cherokee County
Dear son and Daughter I embrace this opportunity to
Inform you that we are all in tollerable good health at
This time by the great Mercies of God and hoping these
lines will find you enjoying the same blesing of God John
T. Culpeper and family is all well except Melvinia she
is poorly Rufus M. Baker and family is well Ambrose
K. Langford and Mary Ann was well two weeks ago they
Were here Mr. Clayton and family is well we Receiv’d
two letters from you one since you got home which was
a great satisfaction to here you was well thare has
been a cold bad spring here on the 16th of April there was
frost that killed Corn Cotton and wheat here and all through
the state which will make corn deare and high Arminda and
myself went to Tallerga [?] to Mr. Wm Jenkinis I
brought a small Negro girl with us for Arminda
and we were treated very kindly by Mr. Jenkins and his
Wife I Commec’d teaching scholl the 7th day of May
which was the first Monday in May and I expect to
try to go on with it for five months ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬summer we want
you write to us as often as you can we have not heard any
thing from Tennessee since you left here so no more
at present but remains your Loving Parents Brother
and Scistors till death
May 13th 1849
               Joel Culpeper Senr.
               Ann Elizabeth Culpeper

[He did not use a period in the entire letter. You will also notice in this letter and the other letter he wrote that he always addressed or spoke of the male first even though it was a son-in-law, and didn’t even say the daughters name.].1 
Letter/Message Text*2 Jun 1850 Letter of June the 2nd 1850
On the outside of the folded letter:
               Ringgold Ala 10
               June 7th~50

               William J. Ash
               Illinois Hancock County
               Worsaw P. O. 1850
               State of Allabama Cherokee County

Dear Son and Daughter, I Take this oppor-
tunity of informing you that we are enjoying tollerable
good health at this time through the great mercies of
God and all the Connections as fair as we know and
hope thes lines may find you enjoying the same bless
-ing of God We receiv’d yours Friday last which gave
us great Satisfaction to here you was well and doing
well and that you Eliza was Satisfied with your lot
in life as for mine it has always been hard and no appear
=ance of being any better Benjamin has bought 40 Acres
of Land of Athen Cannon of the same lot that Miss Slougn(?)
lives on We have built a Cabben on it and is living in it and
has clear’d ten Acres on it and has just planted it the
land that was Clear’d we sow’d Oats we have not heard
from the Boys in Tennessee lately the last we heard
they were all well I wrote to you last February we
receiv’d a letter from you when your Mother was
lying very low with a Bowel complaint at that time
lasted eight days though She has got tollerable harty again
A.K. Langford and Mary Ann was here at that time
and Mary had a fine harty Daughter with her about one
year old now nam’d Sarah Elizabeth Collins Lang
=ford and family with several other familys started to
Texas last Winter and Benjamin Ash with them Mr.
Petigrews family is well as fair as we know you wanted
to know about your Scistor I cannot inform you nothing
only she has a fine Child Mr. Clayton and Family is
well and all with them yet Hardy Kernant is living
whare we Liv’d and Manervy has a fine Son it has been
a warm wet Winter here and a wet backward spring
that crops is late wheat is only tollerable a complent of
Rust on the Wheat Oats looks very well Cotton is very
indifferent in consiguence of wet and cold corn is worth
from 40 to fifty Cents pr Bushel Mr. Newman and Fami
=ly is well and all at home yet it is generly healthy here

There was a very heavy Storm about here some few
Weeks ago and blow’d almost all the trees down at the Methodist
Camp ground Arminda Prather has got to be the
largest of any of our Family and her Negroe girl Caroline is
a pert livly little girl about Eleven years old Landon Drake
and Hannah was Married a few weeks ago it is rather dry at this
time [handwriting changes at this point] I think Jane must put in a letter
Eliza I was glad you yet remember
me and I have taken your advice to not
take any sort Eliza ___? the girls
has got to smart to marry since
you left thear is such a out come
them all and I am doing the best I can
I want to know if you intend to
come to see us or not I am going to
see my brothers in a short time
how long I will be gone I cannot tell
I want you to write me one letter
as soon you get this write all
know and more two and how you are
sadisfide with your lot in life
I want to know what sart of work
you follow in that Country
Maria Jane Culpep [edge of paper]

[handwriting changes back to Joel’s]
N. B. We wish to see you but that we never expect to see you in
this life for we are wearing away as fast as time can move and
Agreeable to the course of nature we cannot live much longer so
let us here from you as often as you can remember us to Mr. Jones
the Elder and all enquireing friends if any so no more at pre-
-sent but we all join in love to you as Parents Brothers
and Scistors till deat.     Joel Culpeper Senr.
June the 2nd 1850     Ann Elizbeth Culpeper.1 
Census*1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at McMinn Co., Tennessee, in 1860. 
Death of Son2 Oct 1865 Her son Jacob Joseph Culpepper of McMinn Co., TN died on 2 Oct 1865 at McMinn Co., Tennessee.4 
Death of Son21 Jan 1867 Her son Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa died on 21 Jan 1867 at Dallas Co., Iowa
Death*10 Nov 1870 She died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 10 Nov 1870 at age 79. 
Biography* Genevieve Harris has pictures of gravestone of A. E. (Ann ElizabethTYLER) Culpepper (grave in Fischer's Cem., DeKalb Co., AL) courtesy of: Barbara Hammett, Gaylesville, AL. In 1860 census McMinn Co., TN she is listed with J.J. (Jacob Joseph) Culpepper her son. She died while on a visit in Cherokee Co. AL. She had at least 2 children living in Cherokee Co., son John Tyler Culpepper & Daughter Ann Elizabeth CULPEPPER BAKER, wife of Rufus Morgan BAKER. Their graves are also in Fischer's Cemetery.

The following Equity Court case has been provided by Genevieve Harris, and shows Joel Culpepper and his wife, Ann Elizabeth Tyler, attempting to obtain their fair share of John Tyler's estate:

In Equity Ninety Six District, 1818 - Box 70, Package 3587 Joel Culpepper and Ann Elizabeth his wife vs Jacob Tyler & Joseph Culpepper, Exors of John Tyler, decd. The State of South Carolina Ninety Six District

To the Honorable the Judges of the court of Equity of said State Humbly complaining. Shew unto your honors, your orator Joel Culpepper and oratrix Ann Elizabeth Culpepper his wife which said Ann Elizabeth is the daughter of John Tyler deceased late of Lexington district in the State aforesaid.

That the said John Tyler father of your oratrix being possessed of a considerable personal estate, duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing bearing date on or about the 25th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six and thusly, after directing the payment of all his just debts, funeral expenses and the charges of his last will & testament.

Gave and bequathed to your oratrix Ann Elizabeth and Jacob Joseph Tyler his only two children all his estate to be equally divided between them, and also directed that such property as would not be of present use to his said children, should be sold at public auction by his executors to the highest bidder and ?

a lone with interest from the day of sale and further directed that if either of his negroes should not choose to live with his said children that such negroe or negroes be allowed to choose a master and that     his executors should sell them to the best advantage for his children, all which will more fully and at large appear by reference to the said will, a copy whereof is herewith filed and marked Exhibit A.     

and your orator and oratrix further shew that the said testator appointed Jacob Tyler, John Wolfe and Joseph Culpepper his executors and shortly after making & publishing his last will and testament the said John Tyler departed this life without altering or reworking his said will; and your orator and oratrix furthur shew that the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper proved the said will & took upon themselves the ? and execution of the same, the said John Wolfe refusing to act and by virtue of the said will the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper posesed themselves of all the personal estate of said John Tyler to the amount of three thousand Dollars or other large sums: And your orator and oratrix further shew that the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper sold all the personal estate of the said testator and received the proceeds of such sale to a large amount

And your orator further shews that on or about the 8th day of March 1807, he intermarried with your oratrix Ann Elizabeth Tyler, whereby your orator in Right of his wife is become entitled to one half of the estate of said John Tyler: And your orator & oratrix     furthur charge that the said Executors hired out and received the hire of a Negro of said estate called Commodore Tom and have rendered no account of the same: And your orator and oratrix furthur charge that they are entitled to one half of said estate or the amount sales thereof with interest thereon from the dates of the sale and also to one half of the hire of said Negro and interest thereon:

Your orator and oratrix furthur shew that since their intermarriage aforesaid they have often applied to the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper in a friendly manner and desired them to give your orator & oratrix an account of the estate of said testator and that they might pay to your orator & oratrix what should appear due to them in right of your oratrix, and your orator and oratrix well hoped the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper would have complied with such thus reasonable request as in justice and equity they ought to have done.

But now so thus may it please your honors, the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper under various pretenses refuse to account with and pay over to your orator & oratrix what they are justly entitled unto: In tender consideration whereof and forasmuch as matters of this nature are most profuly cognizable and relievable in a court of Equity.

To the end therefore that the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper may upon their several[or sworn?] consoral oaths true and perfect answers make to all and singular the promises in as full and as ample a manner as if the same were here again repeated &     ? and that the same Jacob Tyler & Joseph Culpepper may set forth, whether the said John Tyler your oratrix's father did not make such last will & testament as herein before is set forth bearing date at or about the time in this bill stated and whether the said John Tyler the testator did not shortly thereafter departed this life without altering or reworking the said will?

And whether upon his death the said Jacob Tyler & Joseph Culpepper did not prove the same as Executors thereof and whether by virtue thereof they did not possess themselves of all the estate of the said testator and whether they did not sell the same and that they may set forth a true and particular account of the same and of the amount of sale[?] and how the same has been disposed of & whether they did not hire out the said Negro called Commodore Tom & receive the said hire & how much & whether the said John Wolf did not refuse to act or qualify under the said will

And that the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper may be decreed to come to a just & fair account with your orator and oratrix of the estate of the said John Tyler & of the hire of the said Negro called Commodore Tom and that they may pay to your orator & oratrix what upon such amount shall appear to be due to them with interest thereon. And what your orator and oratrix may have such furthur and other relief in the premises to your Honors shall deem meet. May it please your Honors to grant unto your orator & oratrix the writ of Suppana to be directed to the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper thusly commanding them at a certain day and under a certain penalty to be issued personally to be & appear in this honorable court thus & there to answer the premises & to stand to and abide such order and decree there in as to your honors shall deem agreeable to equity & good conscience----And your orator & oratrix shall ever pray re. Noble Comsl: Sol.1 
Burial*say 12 Nov 1870 Her body was interred say 12 Nov 1870 at Fischer Cemetery, Fort Payne, DeKalb Co., Alabama. Stone reads A. E. CULPEPPER, WAS BORN, DEC 1790 DIED, NOV 10 1870.1 

Family

Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL (1782 - between 1855 and 1860)
Marriage*8 Mar 1807 She married Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL at Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 8 Mar 1807 at age 16. 
Children
Last Edited29 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999 - 2013 to Lew Griffin from Nada Joy Hyde, Chattanooga, TN, e-mail address.
  3. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Township, Abbeville District, SC
    Joel Culpepper, page 55, 3 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 0 slaves
    Joseph Culpepper, page 55, 1 M10-16, 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F45+, 23 slaves.
  4. From tombstone.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 201, Pg 514, (16 Aug 1860), Beat 8, Rusk PO, Cherokee Co., TX (Anc.com img# 29)
    G. W. Culpepper, 39, M, SC, Mechanic
    Sarah Culpepper, 34, F, TN.
  6. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 193, Unknown Townships, Pendleton District, SC
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-26, 1 M26-45, 1M45+, 1 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 0 slaves.
  7. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 168, Ancestry.com image 70, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 2 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 3 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  8. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com images 5-6, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 1 M50-60, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50.
  9. E-mail written Apr 2009 -- Feb 2011 to Lew Griffin from Virginia Rottman, e-mail address.