Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dr. James Furman Culpeper M.D.

Dr. James Furman Culpeper M.D.
Birth: Jul. 11, 1834
Death: Jun. 24, 1917

Confederate Veteran, War Between the States.
Byrd Cemetery,Timmonsville, Florence County, South Carolina, USA

Home of Dr. James Furman Culpeper M.D.

This was a picture of her in decay. The bank had posted it on the was in foreclosure and the kudzu plant/vines had almost taken her. But she was sold and is now being taken care of.....

The Timmonsville locals call her the Old Carter House. Located at 103 Byrd Street on the corner of N. Warren in Timmonsville, SC., she was built in the 1850's for Dr. James Furman Culpeper M.D. That's before the Civil War. "The back side burned in the 1940's so some of the interior charm was lost. However, I think it gave my grandparents the push to install bathrooms and an up to date kitchen."_ Stewart Carter

Dr. Culpeper's doctor office was in the back yard of this house on 103 Byrd Street.
It was attached to a two car garage with an apartment on top. Stewart Carter's father told Stewart it burned in the 40's.

It is the lot of the successful medical practitioner, who more occupied with discerning diseases and curing them,
than with discoursing about their essence, and arranging them into systems, who observes and reflects in order to act rather than to speak - it is the lot of such men to be invaluable when alive, and to be forgotten soon after they are dead; and this is not altogether or chiefly from any special ingratitude or injustice on the part of mankind; but from the very nature of the case. Much that made such a man what the community to their highest profit
found him to be, dies, must die, with him. ___

The Eclectic magazine: foreign literature, Volume 19

By John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell

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