Ancestors and Descendents of D&P Mendheim


Wilson William Kirkland [Parents] was born on 15 Aug 1830 in Henry County, Alabama. He died on 8 Sep 1911 in Henry County, Alabama. He married Dorcas Whiddon.

Dorcas Whiddon.Dorcas married Wilson William Kirkland.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Caroline Kirkland was born on 2 Nov 1850. She died on 4 Nov 1937.
  F ii Sarah C. Kirkland was born on 13 Feb 1853. She died on 8 Jan 1936.
  M iii William Nathan Kirkland was born on 26 Jun 1855. He died on 5 Apr 1941.
  M iv John Stansel Kirkland was born on 27 Apr 1857. He died on 28 Nov 1934.
  F v Alice Catherine Kirkland was born on 11 Nov 1860. She died on 9 Jun 1938.
  M vi James Armstead Kirkland was born on 25 Apr 1868. He died on 16 Feb 1951.

William Ransom Kirkland was born in 1786 in South Carolina. He died on 26 May 1864 in Henry County, Alabama. He married Eudice Dicey Helton.

Eudice Dicey Helton was born in 1786 in South Carolina. She died in 1860 in Henry County, Alabama. She married William Ransom Kirkland.

They had the following children:

  M i Wilson William Kirkland was born on 15 Aug 1830. He died on 8 Sep 1911.

FNU Adair.FNU married Nancy Olivia Murphy.

Nancy Olivia Murphy [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3, 4 in 1840 in South Carolina. She died 5 in 1921 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, USA. She was buried 6 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, USA. She married FNU Adair.

Other marriages:
Culp, William Benjamin


Thomas F. Murphy was born 1, 2 in 1803 in South Carolina. He married Elizabeth Waters Farrow.

Elizabeth Waters Farrow was born 1 in 1808 in South Carolina. She married Thomas F. Murphy.

They had the following children:

  F i Olivia Charlotte Murphy was born on 1 Sep 1828 in South Carolina. She died on 9 Nov 1836 in South Carolina.
  M ii Zebelon T. Murphy was born in 1832 in South Carolina. He died on 12 Jan 1875 in Lee County, Alabama.
  F iii Nancy Olivia Murphy was born in 1840. She died in 1921.

James A. Erwin [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 17 Nov 1849 in Chambers County, Alabama. He died on 15 Nov 1935 in DeKalb County, Georgia. He married Carrie Enoree Culp on 13 Feb 1877 in Lee County, Alabama.

Other marriages:
Harris, Ida

James Erwin was living with his parents in the 1880 Census of WestPoint, Troup County, Georgia and listed as "Widower". ApparentlyCarrie died sometime between 1877 and 1880.

Carrie Enoree Culp [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 22 Aug 1858 in Alabama. She died 4 on 26 Jan 1878 in Lee County, Alabama. She was buried 5 in Salem (Lee County), Lee County, Alabama, USA. She married James A. Erwin on 13 Feb 1877 in Lee County, Alabama.

James Erwin was living with his parents in the 1880 Census of WestPoint, Troup County, Georgia and listed as "Widower". ApparentlyCarrie died sometime between 1877 and 1880.


Elmore W. Culp [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 26 Jan 1862 in Montgomery County, Alabama. He died on 28 Nov 1915 in Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, El Darado, AR.. He was buried 3 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, USA. He married Helen Preston Nelms on 21 Nov 1888 in Lee County, Alabama.

ELMORE W. CULP. (From "Centennial history of Arkansas)

No history of El Dorado would be complete without extended referenceto Elmore W. Culp so closely and prominently was he associated withthe material progress, the Intellectual upbuilding and the moraldevelopment and advancement of the city. He was long an outstandingfigure in business circles by reason of the fact that he was one ofthe founders and promoters of the Arkansas Wholesale Grocery Company.His birth occurred in Salem, Lee county, Alabama, January 26, 1862,his parents being
William B. and Nancy Olivia (Murphy) Culp. The father was born in theAsheville district of North Carolina, while the mother's birthoccurred in the Spartanburg district of South Carolina. Thegrandfather in the paternal line was Dr. William A. Culp, a practicingphysician, while William B. Culp, father of Elmore W. Culp, was formany years one of the prominent lawyers of Montgomery, Alabama. Hedied, however, in 1864, during the progress of the Civil war, ofwounds sustained on the battle fields while aid-
ing the Confederacy. Like most of the prominent southern families theGulps lost their fortunes in the struggle and William B. Culp thusleft the members of his household without financial resources. Hiswidow and their three children returned to the old home of her father.Captain Thomas F. Murphy, and there the children were reared to adultage. The daughter, who was the eldest of the three children,
married a station agent and telegraph operator, who taught telegraphyto Elmore W. Culp when he was but a mere boy. While he was but twelveyears of age, a barefoot boy, having had but limited advantages, hewas left to take charge of the office while his brother-in-law went ona vacation. He acquitted himself splendidly in the discharge of theheavy responsibilities which devolved upon him in this connection andwhen he had completed his apprenticeship in the study of telegraphy hewas given an office and rose to the important position of trainmaster.

In 1891 Mr. Culp came to El Dorado on the first official train thatmade its way into the town following the completion of the Camden &Alexandria Railroad between Camden and El Dorado, now a part of theIron Mountain system. He was placed in charge of the station here andremained in the position for eleven years. He was a most capable,courteous and obliging official and no one that has occupied theposition has ever been more popular with the patrons of the office. In1902 he resigned on account of failing health and in the same year, incompany with R. A. Faulkner, he engaged in the wholesale feed, grainand heavy groceries business. Some time afterward Mr. Faulkner soldhis interest to the Ritchie Grocery Company of Camden and for threeyears Mr. Culp was associated with the Ritchie Grocery interests, alsoretaining his connection with the El Dorado business. He then sold outand with three others, Ocie Nelms, now deceased, L. L. DeCou and W. E.McRae, established the Arkansas Wholesale Grocery Company of ElDorado. Of this company Ocle Nelms was made president with Mr. Culp asgeneral manager. Mr. Nelms died in November, 1913, and Mr. Gulpsucceeded him in the presidency, in which capacity he continued
to serve to the time of his death two years later. He was a man ofunquestioned integrity and enterprise in business affairs, sound anddeliberate in his judgment, and actuated at all times by a mostprogressive spirit. He put forth every effort to please his patrons,recognizing that the good word of a customer is the best possibleadvertisement. Moreover, the integrity of his business methods wasnever called into ques-
tion and all who knew him recognized the fact that his prosperity camefrom close application, indefatigable energy, thorough reliability andup-to-date business methods.

On the 21st of November, 1888, Mr. Culp was married to Miss HelenPreston Nelms, of Salem, Alabama, the daughter of John I. Nelms, whowas a well known planter of the Salem district. Mr. and Mrs. Culpbecame parents of four children, of whom three are living: Lide C, whois employed by the Arkansas Grocery Company; John E., the president ofthe Arkansas Wholesale Grocery Company; Carrie, now deceased; and ErinH., at home.

Mr. Culp was a faithful follower of Masonic teachings and alsobelonged to the Knights of Pythias. He was active in civic affairs andfor some years served as a member of the city council. He heldmembership in the Baptist church ;in(l served as one of the deacons.He contributed generously to the support of the church and dideverything in his power to advance its growth and extend itsinfluence. His opinions
were highly regarded in the councils of the church and in relation topublic affairs as well. He was a man of kindly, genial nature andgenerous disposition, who gave freely toward ameliorating thehardships of life for the unfortunate. While a most prominent merchantand business man he was also closely associated with the moral andspiritual uplift of El Dorado and he left the impress of his influencefor good upon all with -whom he came in contact.

Helen Preston Nelms [Parents] was born 1 in Sep 1864 in Alabama. She died in 1924 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. She married Elmore W. Culp on 21 Nov 1888 in Lee County, Alabama.

They had the following children:

  M i Lide Crocker Culp was born on 8 Dec 1889. He died in Jun 1983.
  M ii John Elmore Culp was born on 14 Feb 1892. He died on 18 Jul 1942.
  F iii Carrie Culp 1 was born 2 in Dec 1896 in Arkansas. She died 3 in 1900 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. She was buried 4 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, USA.
  F iv Erin Hutchinson Culp was born in 1902. She died in 1980.

John I. Nelms [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3, 4, 5 in 1838 in Alabama. He married M. E. Harris on 8 Feb 1859 in Auburn, Macon County, Alabama.

M. E. Harris 1 was born 2 in 1837 in Alabama. She married John I. Nelms on 8 Feb 1859 in Auburn, Macon County, Alabama.

They had the following children:

  F i Helen Preston Nelms was born in Sep 1864. She died in 1924.
  F ii Ida Nelms 1 was born 2 in 1860 in Alabama.
  F iii Osa Nelms 1 was born 2 in 1863 in Alabama.
  F iv Jessie Nelms 1 was born 2 in 1871 in Alabama.
  F v Nellie Nelms 1 was born 2 in 1879 in Alabama.

Charles Nelms 1 was born 2 in 1799 in Virginia. He married Mildred Nelms.

Mildred Nelms 1 was born 2 in 1818 in Virginia. She married Charles Nelms.

They had the following children:

  M i John I. Nelms was born in 1838.

Lide Crocker Culp [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 8 Dec 1889 in Arkansas. He died 4 in Jun 1983 in El Dorado, Union, Arkansas, United States of America. He married Edna Ruth Johnson on 25 Sep 1912 in Junction City, Union, Arkansas.

Edna Ruth Johnson was born 1 in 1900 in Arkansas. She married Lide Crocker Culp on 25 Sep 1912 in Junction City, Union, Arkansas.

They had the following children:

  F i Helen Culp 1 was born 2, 3 in 1914 in Arkansas.
  F ii Christine Culp 1, 2, 3 was born 4 in 1916 in Louisiana.
  F iii Majorie A Culp 1 was born 2 in 1919 in Louisiana.
  M iv William C Culp 1 was born 2 in 1932 in Arkansas.

John Elmore Culp [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 on 14 Feb 1892 in Arkansas. He died 6 on 18 Jul 1942 in Union, Arkansas. He was buried 7 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, USA. He married Zoie Estelle Graves on 9 Apr 1931 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Zoie Estelle Graves was born on 24 Feb 1898 in Arkansas. She died in 1979 in El Dorado, Union, Arkansas. She married John Elmore Culp on 9 Apr 1931 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

They had the following children:

  F i Peggy Jean Culp was born on 3 Jul 1932 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas. She died on 23 Aug 2003 in El Paso, Texas.

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