b. circa 1817
- Bob was born circa 1817 in Georgia.
- He was known as Little Bob.
- He and Eliza were the parents of an unknown person.
- Promissory Note from Green Wood to Bolling Hall, dated 5 January 1850
Notation across text of the second page, “Cancelled, Bolling Hall, February 16th, 1855”
State of Alabama, Montgomery County (Deed Book Vol. N, pages 382-383)
Whereas I am indebted to the Estate of the late Doctor Thomas Brown in the sum of Thirty Eight Thousand five hundred and fifty four Dollars and thirty nine cents and to secure the evidence and payment thereof have executed to Bolling Hall Executor of the last will and testament of said Thomas Brown a note of which the following is a copy – “$38,554.39. Twelve months after date, I promise to pay Bolling Hall executor of the Estate of Thomas Brown Dec’d or bearer Thirty Eight Thousand five hundred and fifty four Dollars and thirty nine cents for value received with interest from date – January 5th 1850. “Green Wood.”
Now, therefore, know all men by these Presents, that I Green Wood, for and in consideration of the premises, and to secure the payment of said sum of money in said note mentioned and also in consideration of the sum of One Dollar to me in hand paid by Bolling Hall at and before the Sealing and delivery of these Presents, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have bargained, sold and conveyed, and do by these Presents, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Bolling Hall the following named negroes slaves viz. Neptune & wife Pleasant and her two children Richmond & Butler; Henry and wife Crecy and her five children, Andrew, Sarah, Charles, Sandy and Mahala; Ned, Sylvy, Bill, Stephen, Turner, Warren, Granville; Little Bob and wife Eliza and their three children, Frank, Aleck and an infant not recollected, but believed to be Montgomery. Peter and his wife Darcas and her two children Dilsey and Charity, Peter Quarles, Ben, Hansel, Dave and wife Clarisa; Little Sam and Wife Fereby and her three children Beverly, Alfred and an infant name not recollected [Elbert]; Big Sam and wife Caroline; Jenny and her child Joe, John, Tom; Edmond and wife Ailsey; Maria and her two children Ann and Cass; Mary and her children Jerry, Morris, Sue, Rhoda, Wesley and Jane; Old Bill and wife Margaret and her children Len, Amanda, Harriet, Rose, Smith and an infant name not recollected [Frances]; Big Bob and wife Kizzy and her six children, Matilda, Ben, King, Lucey, Augustus and Cummings; Leah and her nine children Jim, Little Guilford, Archy, Chloe, Abraham, Satan, Jefferson, Dallas and Patsy, and Flora, a child of Patsey; Toby and Hannah and her children Ephraim, Rachel, and two other small children names not recollected; Daniel Adam and wife Caroline and her two children not recollecting their names [Mary and Thornton], and also her children Charles, Adam, Daniel and Oliver; And also another woman Letty. To have and to hold the above bargained and sold negroes to the said Bolling Hall, his executors, Administrators and assigns, Provided always and these presents and this Sale and Conveyance are upon the express condition, not if I the said Green Wood shall pay or cause to be paid and discharged the above mentioned debt with interest at Maturity of said note according to its tenor and effect, then this deed of conveyance and all and every interest title and estate in and to the above named negroes, Shall cease, determine, and be utterly null and void; but otherwise shall remain in full force and virtue. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and affixed my seal this the fifth day of January One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of J. A. Elmore & W. Garrett. Green Wood [seal].
The State of Alabama, City & County of Montgomery
Personally appeared before me William Garrett, a commissioner duly commissioned & qualified a Commissioner to take proofs & acknowledgements of Deeds etc. executed in the State of Alabama, to be read or recorded in the State of Texas: Green Wood, the maker of the foregoing Deed to Bolling Hall, Executor etc. and executed the same by signing, sealing and delivering the same in my presence, on the same day that it bears date – given under my hand and seal this fifth day of January AD 1850. W. Garrett [seal], Commissioner.
- On Friday, 18 October 1850, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Eliza's child Badly Burnt this evening," and on the following day, "Eliza's child David died of the Burns from his clothes Burnt yesterday evening, died at 2 oclock to day."
- On Sunday, 26 September 1852, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent Little Bob to Mr Peels with some old waggon Irons, paid him 50 cents for the trip."
- Lizzie Wood Powell wrote while being treated for cancer by Dr. R. W. January in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to her mother Evelina on 2 March 1855, ". . . Give my love to all & remember me to the servants, particularly to Letty & L Bob. . . ."
- On Friday, 30 May 1856, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Bob went after Campbell to Huntsville."
- On Monday, 7 July 1856, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Bob & Edmon left for Sour Lake."
- On Tuesday, 11 May 1858, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent Bob to Huntsville with waggon & 4 mules with wool," and on the following day, "Bob returned from Huntsville with a Bale of Wool cloth."
- On Monday, 6 December 1858, Wm Barnes Wood, in Green Wood's absence, recorded: "Green Wood & Wife left home for Galveston," and on Wednesday, the 7th, Bob & Jim got back from depot about 8 oclock at night."
- In 1859, Little Bob produced 600 pounds of cotton, for which he was paid $14.30.
- On Monday, 29 July 1861, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: Mr. Powell & his company left this morning for Virginia. Campbell Wood went off in fine spirits for the war. . . . Bob & Ben went with the waggon to Hempstead to carry Bagage.
We must remember that Campbell was a youngster of eighteen, fresh from his training at Texas Military Institute.
- On Friday, 15 August 1862, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Bob with a load of corn to Doctor Ramsdell's and to get Leather."
- On Monday, 15 September 1862, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent Bob to Doctor Ramsdell's," and on the 17th, "Bob returned from Doctor Ramsdell's."
- On Sunday, 19 October 1862, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent Bob to Doctor Ramsdell's for Leather," with Hampton to assist. The preceding week, on the 13th, he had "Sent Andrew to Mr. Mayfield to learn to make shoes."
- On Monday, 22 December 1862, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Sent Bob to Doctor Ramsdell with $260 to pay for Leather."
- On Saturday, 30 December 1865, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Little Bob's Family Left."
- Following emancipation, Bob adopted the name Robert Culpepper.
- Bob and Eliza appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Danville PO, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Lucretia, Delia and Warren. While the ages of the children are correct, they are wrongly assigned, and daughter Martha is absent from the household.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
- Bob and Eliza appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery County, Texas. Also in the household were granddaughters Rosa (4) and Elizabeth (6) Culpepper, and Lizzie Culpepper (age 6, identified only as an orphan), as well as boarders Clarissa, Sallie, Amy and Henderson Duncan.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
- Children of Little Bob and Eliza born between 1838 and 1863, were recorded by Green Wood.
- Last Edited: 9 Jun 2014
Family: Eliza b. circa 1816
- Leroy b. April 1838, d. before 1850
- Louisa b. 4 April 1841, d. 1842
- Robert b. 28 August 1843, d. 1844
- Frank b. 4 September 1845
- Alexander b. 30 November 1847
- David b. 7 November 1849, d. 19 October 1850
- Warren+ b. 15 September 1851
- Martha+ b. 30 March 1854
- Lucretia b. 8 March 1856
- Delia b. 31 October 1859, d. 23 October 1938
- Bolling b. 23 April 1863, d. circa March 1864