(?) Whyte1

Male, #9451

Family

Laurel Ann Rutherford
Last Edited31 Dec 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Warren Culpepper from Richard Clark Culpeper (#9447), 139A Little Norway Road, Station F, RR 3, Site 3, Compartment 11, Oliver & Paipoonge Township, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 4V2 Canada, Phone 807-625-6341, e-mail address.

Mary Anne Tyner1

Female, #9452

Family

Francis Bernard Culpeper of Canada
Children
Last Edited4 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Warren Culpepper from Richard Clark Culpeper (#9447), 139A Little Norway Road, Station F, RR 3, Site 3, Compartment 11, Oliver & Paipoonge Township, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 4V2 Canada, Phone 807-625-6341, e-mail address.

Graham Bernard Culpeper of Canada1,2

Male, #9453
Father*Francis Bernard Culpeper of Canada
Mother*Mary Anne Tyner
ChartsThe Culpepers of Barbados and the Colepepers of South Africa: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Warren Culpepper from Richard Clark Culpeper (#9447), 139A Little Norway Road, Station F, RR 3, Site 3, Compartment 11, Oliver & Paipoonge Township, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 4V2 Canada, Phone 807-625-6341, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Francis Bernard Culpeper (#9443), South Africa, e-mail address.

Janice Elizabeth Culpeper of Canada1,2

Female, #9454
Father*Francis Bernard Culpeper of Canada
Mother*Mary Anne Tyner
ChartsThe Culpepers of Barbados and the Colepepers of South Africa: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Warren Culpepper from Richard Clark Culpeper (#9447), 139A Little Norway Road, Station F, RR 3, Site 3, Compartment 11, Oliver & Paipoonge Township, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 4V2 Canada, Phone 807-625-6341, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Francis Bernard Culpeper (#9443), South Africa, e-mail address.

Barbara Anne Culpeper of Canada1,2

Female, #9455
Father*Francis Bernard Culpeper of Canada
Mother*Mary Anne Tyner

Family

Peter Sterling
ChartsThe Culpepers of Barbados and the Colepepers of South Africa: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Warren Culpepper from Richard Clark Culpeper (#9447), 139A Little Norway Road, Station F, RR 3, Site 3, Compartment 11, Oliver & Paipoonge Township, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 4V2 Canada, Phone 807-625-6341, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Francis Bernard Culpeper (#9443), South Africa, e-mail address.

Peter Sterling1

Male, #9456

Family

Barbara Anne Culpeper of Canada
Last Edited29 Aug 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Warren Culpepper from Richard Clark Culpeper (#9447), 139A Little Norway Road, Station F, RR 3, Site 3, Compartment 11, Oliver & Paipoonge Township, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 4V2 Canada, Phone 807-625-6341, e-mail address.

(?) Gaskin of Barbados

Male, #9457, (say 1795 - )
Birth*say 1795 (?) was born say 1795. 
Marriage* He married an unknown person . 

Family

Children
Last Edited31 Dec 2002

Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC1

Male, #9458, (circa 1742 - circa 1782)
Father*Benjamin Culpepper the Ferryman2 (s 1721 - 1772)
Mother*Elizabeth (?) (c 1721 - b May 1789)
DNA* Erasmus has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1742 Erasmus was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, circa 1742. 
Marriage*17 Aug 1765 He married Chloe Whitehead at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, on 17 Aug 1765.3,4 
Birth of Sonsay 1766 His son John Culpepper of Nash Co. NC was born say 1766 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Will15 Apr 1767 Elizabeth, Rahab, Martha, Elizabeth and Erasmus named as heir(s) in the will of Benjamin Culpepper the Ferryman at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, on 15 Apr 1767.5 
Birth of Sonsay 1768 His son Benjamin Culpepper was born say 1768 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Birth of Sonsay 1771 His son Matthew Culpepper was born say 1771 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Birth of Sonsay 1772 His son Osborne Culpepper of Nash Co., NC was born say 1772 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Death of Father1772 His father Benjamin Culpepper the Ferryman died in 1772 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Deed*24 Oct 1772 He granted a deed to Henry Whitehead, witnessed by Thomas Whitehead and Isabell Whitehead on 24 Oct 1772 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina,

Book 2, page 29, deed date 24 Oct 1772, recorded Nov Ct 1772. Erasmus Culpepper, Edgecombe Co., to Henry Whitehead, for love and affection for my nephew, the said Henry Whitehead and me hereunto moving, a tract of 312 acres on Mochason Creek granted by Granville on 3 July 1760 beginning at a sassafras below his plantation then north 160 poles to two pines then west 312 poles to a white oak then south 160 poles to a gum then the various courses of the creek east 312 poles to the first station, signed Erasmus Culpepper, wit. Thomas Whitehead, Esabel Whitehead (X) (her mark).6 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Erasmus Culpepper, born circa 1745 in North Carolina, died before 6 Feb 1783 in North Carolina, married Chloe Whitehead, Patriotic Service, North Carolina.)7 
Birth of Sonsay 1778 His son Sampson Culpepper son of Erasmus was born say 1778 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Birth of Son5 Mar 1779 His son Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA was born on 5 Mar 1779 at Nash Co., North Carolina.8 
Tax roll*between 1780 and 1782 He registered to pay taxes at Nash Co., North Carolina, between 1780 and 1782.9 
Birth of Soncirca 1780 His son Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL was born circa 1780 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Death*circa 1782 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1782.10 
Biography* Erasmus Culpepper was born in Edgecombe Co. NC about 1744 or before. He remained in Edgecombe Co. and finally lived in that part of Edgecombe that became Nash Co. in 1777.
     He first appeared in the records in Edgecombe Co. on 17 Aug 1765 when he married Chloe Whitehead. Thomas Whitehead was the witness. Assuming that he was about 21 years of age when he married, this would place his date of birth about 1744.
     In Oct 1772, Erasmus Culpepper sold to his nephew, Henry Whitehead, for love and affection, 312 acres on the bank of Moccasin Creek beginning below his plantation, it being a Granville grant bearing date 3 Jul 1760. Wit: Thomas Whitehead, Esabel (X) Whitehead (Edgecombe Deed Co. Deed Bk. 2-29).
     In Nov 1772, Erasmus Culpepper of Edgecombe sold to his brother-in-law, Willoby Manning, for love and affection. 200 acres on the banks of both Little and Great Peachtree Creek, as sold to Benjamin Culpepper by Job Wilder. Wit: Thomas Whitehead (Edgecombe Co. Deed Bk 2-28).
     In Nov 1772, Erasmus Culpepper sold to his brother-in-law Thomas Whitehead, for love and affection, a tract of 200 acres on the north bank of Peachtree Creek at mouth of Pace's Branch. Witnesses were Reuben Wheless and Williby (M) Manning (Edgecombe Deed Bk 2-29).
     In Jan 1775, John Ratley of Edgecombe Co. sold Erasmus Culpepper 100 acres on the north side of Cain's Beaver Dan Swamp and on Collins' branch adjoining Lam'l Nicholson, it being part of a deed to Nathanial Powell. Witnesses were James Grant and John (X) Ozly (Edgecombe Deed Bk. 2-168).
     In Nov 1775, James Cain of Edgecombe sold Erasmus Culpepper 180 acres on the north bank of Beaver Dam Swamp. Witnesses were Wright Nicholson, David Nicholson, and Isaac Kirk (Edgecombe Deed Bk. 3-111).
     Also in Nov 1775, Nathaniel (X) Powell of Edgecombe sold Erasmus Culpepper 200 acres for 20 pds. on the north bank of Cain's Beaver Dam Swamp and on Collin's Branch adjoining James Cain, Lemuel Nicholson, and the road. Witnesses were Shadrach Weaver, Sedie (X) Powell, and Isaac Kirk.
     He died about 1783, at which time Chloe Culpepper was appointed to take an inventory of his estate. Apparently very soon after this, Chloe Culpepper remarried William Wright. In 1784 Thomas Whitehead posted a bond for guardianship of Polly Culpepper, orphan of Erasmus Culpepper. Four documents in Nash County record mention various heirs who received shares of Erasmus' estate.
          1. In Sept 1783 there was a division of the negroes of Erasmus Culpepper among the widow and orphans (unnamed) of the deceased so that the widow, Cloey Culpepper, could receive her share (Estate Book 14, #228, p.109).
          2. In May 1793 there were three divisions of Erasmus' land among heirs. A survey defined the land as follows: "North Carolina, Nash County, run out and surveyed for the Heirs of ERASMUS CULPEPPER, a tract or parcel of land lying on the south side of Fishing Creek, containing three hundred and seven acres, and bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at a Beech, on the bank of the Creek, Nathan Powell’s corner, thence along his line South 166 poles to a pine, a corner tree, thence west 204 poles to a pine on the side of a branch thence down the branch 50 poles to a Pine a corner tree on said Branch, thence along the road leading to the Bridge 140 poles to a Poplar at the Spring, thence down the Spring Branch to the Creek, and so down the Creek to the first station…. The rest of this document divides this land into three plots:
               a. One gave 130 acres to Matthew Culpepper (Book 14, #219, p.100).
               b. One gave land to Osburne and John Culpepper (Book 14, #250, p.124).
               c. The third division gave 82 acres to Erasmus Culpepper (Jr.), 109 acres to Nathan Culpepper, and 166 acres to Sampson Culpepper, all lying on the south side of Fishing Creek adjacent to Nathan Powell (Book 14, #243, p.120).
     An undated document executed around 1812 was a petition by William Wright and wife, Chloe Wright for dower. She was widow of Erasmus Culpepper.
     The 31 Jan 1816, Nash Co. Will of Chloe Wright specifies sons: Matthew Culpepper, Osborne Culpepper, Nathan Culpepper, Erasmus Culpepper, John Culpepper, William Wright; and daughters: Mary Daniel Huldy Powell, Elizabeth Taylor. Exrs: sons Matthew and Erasmus Culpepper.
     The 1818, Nash Co. Petition for sale of the dower of the widow of Erasmus Culpepper the elder, for division among the heirs, who were John Culpepper, who has sold his right to Willis Powell; Matthew Culpepper; Nathan Culpepper; Erasmus Culpepper; Osborne Culpepper, dec'd, leaving as his heirs at law Benjamin Culpepper, Elizabeth, wife of John Dortch, Lemuel Culpepper and Nancy D. Culpepper, the last two being infants with Matthew Culpepper as guardian. Said Nathan Culpepper lives in Warren Co., GA. 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC who would like to communicate with other descendants; Warren Culpepper.11 

Family

Chloe Whitehead (circa 1748 - before May 1818)
Marriage*17 Aug 1765 He married Chloe Whitehead at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, on 17 Aug 1765.3,4 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
WLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited31 Jul 2017

Citations

  1. The origin of Erasmus Culpepper's name is not known. It may have come from a scholarly parent, or perhaps it came down from his mother's line. As the name Erasmus is quite distinctive, brief biographical sketchs excerpted from Britannica OnLine of two historical Erasmuses follows.
         Saint Erasmus: Also called Elmo (d. 303?, Formia, Italy), Saint Erasmus was an early Christian bishop, martyr, and one of the patron saints of sailors. He is romantically associated with Saint Elmo's fire (the glow accompanying the brushlike discharges of atmospheric electricity that appears as a tip of light on the masts of ships during stormy weather) as the visible sign of his guardianship over them. Erasmus is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, a group of saints conjointly venerated in medieval Germany. Several spurious acta have embellished his legend. According to these, he was a bishop in Syria who miraculously endured tortures under Diocletian in Lebanon, after which he was guided by an angel to Formia, where he performed many miracles. Later legends attest that he was martyred by being disemboweled; thus, as a Holy Helper, he was invoked by those suffering from intestinal maladies. Elmo is an Italian corruption (through Sant' Ermo) of St. Erasmus; other derivations include Ramus, Eramus, Ermus, Ermo, and Telmo. His legendary narrative is in Acta Sanctorum.
         Desiderius Erasmus: Born in Rotterdam in 1469, Desiderius Erasmus was the greatest European scholar of the 16th century. Using the philological methods pioneered by Italian humanists, he helped lay the groundwork for the historical-critical study of the past, especially in his studies of the Greek New Testament and the Church Fathers. His educational writings contributed to the replacement of the older scholastic curriculum by the new humanist emphasis on the classics. By criticizing ecclesiastical abuses, while pointing to a better age in the distant past, he encouraged the growing urge for reform, which found expression both in the Protestant Reformation and in the Catholic Counter-Reformation. Finally, his independent stance in an age of fierce confessional controversy--rejecting both Luther's doctrine of predestination and the powers that were claimed for the papacy--made him a target of suspicion for loyal partisans on both sides and a beacon for those who valued liberty more than orthodoxy.
  2. In his will, Benjamin named his son Erasmus as an heir and executor.
  3. North Carolina Division of Archives and History, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802
    Erasmus Culpepper to marry Chloe Whitehead, Bond Date: 17 Aug 1765 in Edgecombe Co., NC, Record No. 01043, Bondsman: Thomas Whitehead, Witness: J. Hall, Bond No. 000043250.
  4. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Erasmus Culpepper, Male, married Chloe Whitehead on 17 Aug 1765 in Edgecombe Co., NC.
  5. Transcribed by Lew Griffin from LDS Film 1548857.
  6. Abstracted 5-23-05, NCA film C.037.40005, CTC.
  7. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  8. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
    I came across an old card, written many years ago (between 1956, her husband's death, and 1967, her death) by Fannie Leila Culpepper Jolly, great-granddaughter of Nathan Culpepper. It is yellowed and hard to read. Some things she recorded are incorrect, based on research available since her death. But, it is interesting to note that she is specific in the dates of birth and death for Nathan. She recorded that he was born March 5, 1779 and died July 21, 1825. She also had the correct marriage date of May 27, 1806 (license May 26, 1806-my notation).
  9. Erasmus Culpepper, Nash Co., NC, 1780 & 1782 Tax List.
  10. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  11. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Chloe Whitehead

Female, #9459, (circa 1748 - before May 1818)
Father*Nathan Whitehead (c 1719 - b Apr 1779)
Mother*Mary Davis (s 1719 - b 1760)
Birth*circa 1748 Chloe was born circa 1748. 
Marriage*17 Aug 1765 She married Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, on 17 Aug 1765.1,2 
Married Name17 Aug 1765  As of 17 Aug 1765, her married name was Culpepper.3 
Birth of Sonsay 1766 Her son John Culpepper of Nash Co. NC was born say 1766 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Birth of Sonsay 1768 Her son Benjamin Culpepper was born say 1768 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Birth of Sonsay 1771 Her son Matthew Culpepper was born say 1771 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Birth of Sonsay 1772 Her son Osborne Culpepper of Nash Co., NC was born say 1772 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Will20 Mar 1778 Pheriby, Isabell, Mary, Rhoda, Thomas, Chloe, Benjamin, Nathan and Henry named as heir(s) in the will of Nathan Whitehead at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 20 Mar 1778.4 
Birth of Sonsay 1778 Her son Sampson Culpepper son of Erasmus was born say 1778 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Birth of Son5 Mar 1779 Her son Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA was born on 5 Mar 1779 at Nash Co., North Carolina.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1780 Her son Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL was born circa 1780 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Deathcirca 1782 Chloe became a widow upon the death of her husband Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1782.6 
Married Namecirca 1783  As of circa 1783, her married name was Wright. 
Marriage*circa 1783 She married William Wright at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1783. 
Deathcirca Jan 1814 Chloe became a widow upon the death of her husband William Wright at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa Jan 1814.7 
Will*31 May 1816 She made a will at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 31 May 1816. Daughter Mary Daniel, son Matthew Culpepper, son Osborn Culpepper's children, son Nathan Culpepper, son Erasmus Culpepper - all my estate. Son John Culpepper - bed & furniture. Daughter Huldy Powell's children - 10 shillings. Son William Wright - 10 shillings. Daughter Elizabeth Taylor - 10 shillings. Ex. sons Matthew & Erasmus Culpepper. Wit. Arthur Whitehead, Eliza. B. Hilliard, Temperance G. Whitehead. /s/ Cloe (x) Wright 31 Jan 1816. May Ct 1818. 
Death*before May 1818 She died at Nash Co., North Carolina, before May 1818. 
Probate*May 1818 Probate action was taken on Chloe's estate in May 1818 at Nash Co., North Carolina

Family 1

Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC (circa 1742 - circa 1782)
Marriage*17 Aug 1765 She married Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, on 17 Aug 1765.1,2 
Children

Family 2

William Wright (circa 1744 - circa Jan 1814)
Marriage*circa 1783 She married William Wright at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1783. 
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited30 Apr 2007

Citations

  1. North Carolina Division of Archives and History, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802
    Erasmus Culpepper to marry Chloe Whitehead, Bond Date: 17 Aug 1765 in Edgecombe Co., NC, Record No. 01043, Bondsman: Thomas Whitehead, Witness: J. Hall, Bond No. 000043250.
  2. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Erasmus Culpepper, Male, married Chloe Whitehead on 17 Aug 1765 in Edgecombe Co., NC.
  3. Date of bond.
  4. Nash Co., NC Record of Wills, Book 1, 1776-1872, LDS #041949, #5, Page 4.
  5. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
    I came across an old card, written many years ago (between 1956, her husband's death, and 1967, her death) by Fannie Leila Culpepper Jolly, great-granddaughter of Nathan Culpepper. It is yellowed and hard to read. Some things she recorded are incorrect, based on research available since her death. But, it is interesting to note that she is specific in the dates of birth and death for Nathan. She recorded that he was born March 5, 1779 and died July 21, 1825. She also had the correct marriage date of May 27, 1806 (license May 26, 1806-my notation).
  6. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  7. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 283.

Osborne Culpepper of Nash Co., NC

Male, #9462, (say 1772 - Sep 1807)
Father*Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC (c 1742 - c 1782)
Mother*Chloe Whitehead (c 1748 - b May 1818)
DNA* Osborne has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*say 1772 Osborne was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, say 1772. 
Death of Fathercirca 1782 His father Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC died circa 1782 at Nash Co., North Carolina.1 
Marriage*circa 1792 He married Alice (?) at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1792. 
Research note He is referenced in a research note for William Culpepper of Kentucky.2 
Birth of Soncirca 1795 His son Benjamin Culpepper was born circa 1795 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1796 His son Lemuel Culpepper was born circa 1796 at Nash Co., North Carolina
1800 Census*4 Aug 1800 Osborne was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but not otherwise identifed are 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26.3 
Death*Sep 1807 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, in Sep 1807. 

Family

Alice (?) (say 1774 - )
Marriage*circa 1792 He married Alice (?) at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1792. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Apr 2008

Citations

  1. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  3. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 289, Ancestry.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Osborn Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 2 F16-26, 6 slaves.

John Culpepper of Nash Co. NC

Male, #9463, (say 1766 - circa 1818)
Father*Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC (c 1742 - c 1782)
Mother*Chloe Whitehead (c 1748 - b May 1818)
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*say 1766 John was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, say 1766. 
Death of Fathercirca 1782 His father Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC died circa 1782 at Nash Co., North Carolina.1 
Will12 Feb 1788 John, Henry, Nathan, Mary, Abiah, Martha, Nathan, Rahab, Elizabeth and Martha named as heir(s) in the will of Elizabeth (?) at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 12 Feb 1788.2 
Marriage*circa 1792 He married Barsheba Wright at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1792. 
Research note He is referenced in a research note for William Culpepper of Kentucky.3 
Birth of Soncirca 1794 His son Baalam Culpepper was born circa 1794 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1795 His son William Culpepper of Kentucky was born circa 1795 at North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1796 His son Alexander Culpepper was born circa 1796 at Nash Co., North Carolina.4 
1800 Census*4 Aug 1800 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified are 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 2 F16-26 and 6 slaves..5 
Birth of Soncirca 1805 His son Wright Culpepper was born circa 1805 at Nash Co., North Carolina
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otheriwse not identified are: 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10..6 
Birth of SonMar 1811 His son John Culpepper Jr. was born in Mar 1811 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Will31 May 1816 In Chloe Whitehead's will on 31 May 1816 at Nash Co., North Carolina, Matthew, Mary, Nathan, Erasmus and John named as heir(s). 
Death*circa 1818 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1818.1 

Family 1

Barsheba Wright (circa 1776 - 1829)
Marriage*circa 1792 He married Barsheba Wright at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1792. 
Children

Family 2

Child
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  2. Transcribed by Lew Griffin from LDS Film: 1577511 Item 2.
  3. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  4. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 266 (419), Genealogy.com Image 8, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Alexander Culpepper, 2 M16-26, 2 slaves
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26, 1 slave
    Bershaba Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 12 slaves
    Lemuel Culpepper, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 slave.
  5. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 289, Ancestry.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 6 slaves.
  6. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 76 (634), Ancestry.com Image 7, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 3 M10-16, 2 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 5 slaves.

Matthew Culpepper

Male, #9464, (say 1771 - 1836)
Father*Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC (c 1742 - c 1782)
Mother*Chloe Whitehead (c 1748 - b May 1818)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Matthew Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*say 1771 Matthew was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, say 1771. 
Death of Fathercirca 1782 His father Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC died circa 1782 at Nash Co., North Carolina.1 
Research note He is referenced in a research note for William Culpepper of Kentucky.2 
1800 Census*4 Aug 1800 Matthew was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina.3 
Marriage*circa Sep 1807 He married Abiah Whitehead at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa Sep 1807. 
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 Matthew was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but otherwise unidentified are 3 M0-10, 2 M10-16, 2 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45..4 
Will31 May 1816 In Chloe Whitehead's will on 31 May 1816 at Nash Co., North Carolina, Matthew, Mary, Nathan, Erasmus and John named as heir(s). 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Matthew was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but otherwise unaccounted for are 3 M16-26 and 2 F10-16..5 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Matthew was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20 and 23 slaves..6 
Death*1836 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, in 1836.7 

Family

Abiah Whitehead (circa 1775 - after 1840)
Marriage*circa Sep 1807 He married Abiah Whitehead at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa Sep 1807. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  3. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 289, Ancestry.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Matthew Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 1 slave.
  4. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 74 (631), Ancestry.com Image 4, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Mat. Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 2 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 2 F26-45, 18 slaves.
  5. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 260 (413), Genealogy.com Image 2, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Matthew Culpepper, 3 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F45+, 28 slaves.
  6. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 178, Ancestry.com images 7-8, Collings District, Nash Co., NC
    Matthew Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 1 M50-60, 1 F15-20, 1 F50-60, 23 slaves.
  7. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 172.

Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL

Male, #9465, (circa 1780 - 1855)
Father*Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC (c 1742 - c 1782)
Mother*Chloe Whitehead (c 1748 - b May 1818)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*circa 1780 Erasmus was born at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1780. 
Death of Fathercirca 1782 His father Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC died circa 1782 at Nash Co., North Carolina.1 
Marriage*15 Sep 1804 He married Ann Arrington at Warren Co., North Carolina, on 15 Sep 1804.2,3 
Miscellaneous*Feb 1805 Court minutes - Erasmus Culpepper entered into bond with Secuy to save harmless the justices and inhabitants of this county respecting a child begotten by him with Elizabeth Hackney. 
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina.4 
Will31 May 1816 In Chloe Whitehead's will on 31 May 1816 at Nash Co., North Carolina, Matthew, Mary, Nathan, Erasmus and John named as heir(s). 
Birth of Son1 Mar 1817 His son Erasmus Culpepper III was born on 1 Mar 1817 at Nash Co., North Carolina.5 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina.6 
Letter*31 Mar 1826 He had a letter at the Post Office on 31 Mar 1826 at Claiborne, Monroe Co., Alabama.7 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Wilcox Co., Alabama. Enumerated in census but otherwise not identified are 1 M0-5 and 22 slaves..8 
Deed21 Dec 1835 He was party to a deed on 21 Dec 1835 at Wilcox Co., Alabama,

Cahaba Land Office, Sec. 27, Tsp. 11, Rng. 5.9 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Wilcox Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 2 F5-10 and 44 slaves.)10 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Wilcox Co., Alabama.11 
Death*1855 He died at Wilcox Co., Alabama, in 1855. 
Probate*1 Jul 1856 Probate action was taken on Erasmus's estate, with Mary H. Culpepper, Erasmus Culpepper III, Nancy Culpepper, Martha Culpepper, Harty Culpepper, Cynthia Culpepper, Eleanor Culpepper, Chloe Culpepper, Harriett Culpepper and Elizabeth Culpepper as heir(s) on 1 Jul 1856

Estate Record Slave Schedule: Estate of Erasmus Culpepper, 1 Jul 1856
To Mrs. Nancy Culpepper: Luke, Olive, Chess, Beny, Albert, Tempy, Joe, Alfred, Julia, Reddick, Harry, and Sarah
To Erasmus Culpepper, Jr. (III): George, Rody, John, Fereby, George, Ben, and Sol
To Mrs. Elizabeth Brown: Charles, Elizabeth, Calvin, Clyander, Paul, Aleck, and Sam
To the children of Mrs. Nancy Davis: Isham, Nancy, Wesley, Mariah, Aaron, Jane, Margaret, and Sarah
To the estate of Mrs. Martha Clark: Jack, Milbry, Austin, Jerry?
To Mrs. Harty Dortch: John, Litty, Aleck, Louisa, Frank, Carter, and Bryant
To Mrs. Mary Davis: Jim, Eve, Lorenzo, Emanuel, Matthew, and Ed
To Mrs. Cynthia Philen: Huldah, Humphrey, Lucy, Mose, Prince, Isaac, and Louisa.
To Mrs. Elender Stewart: Dafney, Jim, William, Penny, and Martin.
To Mrs. Chloe Brantley: Easter, Willis, Ann, Hassey, Dinah, Zilla, Jake, and Charles
To Mrs. Harriet Pate: Chaney, Daniel, Mose, Jerry, and Henry. 
Biography* Marilyn Arnette reports that John Dortch and Erasmus Culpepper, Jr. were third cousins. John was the son of Ann Whitehead Dortch, the daughter of Lazarus Whitehead, the son of William Whitehead, the son of Arthur Whitehead, who was also the 2-great-grandfather of Erasmus Culpepper, Jr.12 
Reunion*23 May 2010 A reunion of the descendants of Erasmus Culpepper, Jr. is held as part of an annual Homecoming of all families connected with the United Methodist Church at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL. The reunion is held annually at that church on the fourth Sunday in May. The 2010 reunion marked the 29th anniversary, and the theme for the Homecoming reminiscing was the Alabama River. For more information, contact Jan Selleck or Maud K. Garrick. Lower Peachtree Homecoming website: http://lowerpeachtree.org/index.html.13,14 

Family

Ann Arrington (1785 - 23 Sep 1859)
Marriage*15 Sep 1804 He married Ann Arrington at Warren Co., North Carolina, on 15 Sep 1804.2,3 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 May 2010

Citations

  1. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  2. North Carolina Division of Archives and History, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802
    Erasmus Culpepper to marry Ann Arrington, Bond Date: 15 Sep 1804 in Warren Co., NC, Record No. 01052, Bondsman: Willis Arrington, Witness: J Malone, Bond No. 000160364.
  3. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Erasmus Culpepper, Male, married Ana Arrington on 15 Sep 1804 in Warren Co., NC.
  4. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 77 (636), Ancestry.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Alsey Culpepper, 2 M10-16, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 5 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 7 slaves.
  5. "Lower Peach Tree Cemetery", Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4, November 1997.
    Lower Peach Tree Cemetery, Lower Peachtree, Wilcox Co., AL
    + Erasmus Culpepper, 1 Mar 1817 - 3 Aug 1880 (Born in Nash Co., NC and died at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL).
  6. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 266 (419), Genealogy.com Image 8, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Alexander Culpepper, 2 M16-26, 2 slaves
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26, 1 slave
    Bershaba Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 12 slaves
    Lemuel Culpepper, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 slave.
  7. Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4, November 1979, Mobile Genealogical Society, page 185. FHL US/CAN Book 976.122 B2d.
  8. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 182, Ancestry.com images 47-48, Unknown township, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper (Jr), 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 2 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50, 22 slaves.
  9. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Old Cahaba Land Office Records and Military Warrants, 1817-1853, Southern University Press, Birmingham, AL 1986.
    page 128.
  10. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 319, Ancestry.com images 27-28, Unknown township, Wilcox Co., AL
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1M0-5, 1M5-10, 2M15-20, 1M30-40, 1F0-5, 1F5-10, 1F30-40, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1M15-20, 1M40-50, 2F5-10, 1F50-60, 44 slaves.
  11. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 377B, Lines 19-21, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper (Jr), 68, M, NC, RE=$20,000
    Ann Culpepper, 65, F, NC
    Mary Culpepper, 13, F, AL.
  12. Correspondence from Marilyn (Mrs. David) Arnette, 2111 S. Cenutry Blvd., McDavid, FL 32568, to Warren Culpepper, Jan 2005.
  13. E-mail written 2000-2004 to Lew Griffin from Jan Selleck, 1405 Bogard Lane, Lewisville, TX 75077, Phone 214-366-6587, e-mail address.
  14. E-mail written Apr 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Maud K. Garrick, 3432 Princess Ann Street, Montgomery, AL 36109, e-mail address.

Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA

Male, #9466, (5 Mar 1779 - 21 Jul 1825)
Father*Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC (c 1742 - c 1782)
Mother*Chloe Whitehead (c 1748 - b May 1818)
DNA* Nathan has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*5 Mar 1779 Nathan was born at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 5 Mar 1779.1 
Death of Fathercirca 1782 His father Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC died circa 1782 at Nash Co., North Carolina.2 
Will12 Feb 1788 John, Henry, Nathan, Mary, Abiah, Martha, Nathan, Rahab, Elizabeth and Martha named as heir(s) in the will of Elizabeth (?) at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 12 Feb 1788.3 
Tax roll1805 Nathan registered to pay taxes. 
Marriage*26 May 1806 He married Frances Gardner at Warren Co., Georgia, on 26 May 1806 at age 27.4,5,1 
Birth of Son4 Mar 1807 His son Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA was born on 4 Mar 1807 at Warren Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son11 Dec 1810 His son Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA was born on 11 Dec 1810 at Warren Co., Georgia.7 
Deed*7 Apr 1812 He witnessed a deed grant on 7 Apr 1812 at Warren Co., Georgia,

by Thomas H. Kendall to Thomas Maddox. 
Birth of Son18 Jul 1812 His son Elisha Culpepper of Talbot Co., GA was born on 18 Jul 1812 at Warren Co., Georgia
Research note*4 Sep 1812 Sheriff's Sale - On the first Tuesday in October next at the Courthouse in Warren County, between the usual hours - WILL BE SOLD . . . ALSO, Three horses, viz: one sorrel horse, mare, and colt, one horse cart, and side board, taken as the property of Robert Johnson, to satisfy an execution in favor of Nathan Culpepper. Conditions Cash. Thos. H. Kendall, Shff, Sept 4 (Source: Augusta Chronicle microfilm located at GDAH in Drawer 286/Roll 34; transcribed 16 June 1999.)8 
Research note30 Oct 1812  Sheriff's Sale - On the first Tuesday in December next, at the court-house in Warren County, between the usual hours: WILL BE SOLD - 2 cows and calves, 1 horse cart; taken as the property of Robert Johnson, to satisfy an execution in favor of Nathan Culpepper. (Source: Augusta Chronicle microfilm located at GDAH in Drawer 286/Roll 34; transcribed 16 June 1999.)8 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(Nathan and William Culpepper both reportedly served in the 12th Regiment of the Georgia Militia. However, this is not shown in the War of 1812 database at Ancestry.com, and the original source document is unknown. Thus, the authenticity of this claim is in question.) 
Will31 May 1816 In Chloe Whitehead's will on 31 May 1816 at Nash Co., North Carolina, Matthew, Mary, Nathan, Erasmus and John named as heir(s). 
Tax roll*1818 Nathan registered to pay taxes. 
Portrait*circa 1820 He was in a portrait circa 1820 at Warren Co., Georgia.9
Nathan Culpepper
Land Lottery*1820 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1820 at Warren Co., Georgia,
154th District (179 2), Appling Co., GA.10 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1820 His son Nathan W. Culpepper was born on 20 Jun 1820 at Warren Co., Georgia.11 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Nathan was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.12 
Research note1 Nov 1821 (barely readable) Nathan Culpepper was one of three sellers of 435 acres, more or less, in Warren County. (Source: Augusta Chronicle microfilm located at GDAH in Drawer 79/Roll 5; transcribed 16 June 1999.)8 
Research note24 Dec 1821 (microfilm of Augusta Chronicle located at GDAH in Drawer 79/Roll 5 not readable at all, although Personal Name Index to the Augusta Chronicle cited that date with a reference to Nathan Culpepper; research attempted 16 June 1999.)8 
Birth of Son1825 His son Sterling Gardner Culpepper (I) was born in 1825 at Warren Co., Georgia.13 
Death*21 Jul 1825 He died at Warren Co., Georgia, on 21 Jul 1825 at age 46.14,1 
Land Lottery17 Apr 1827  (an unknown value.)15 
Probate*4 Mar 1833 Probate action was taken on Nathan's estate, with Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA as administrator, with Jesse Roundtree Beall as security on 4 Mar 1833 at Warren Co., Georgia,

(Sampson Culpepper, adminstrator, and Jesse Beall & Elijah Jones were named Securities of Nathan Culpepper's estate.)16 
Probate19 Apr 1833 Probate action was taken on Nathan's estate, with Seaborn Jones, Henry Harris and John Veazey appraising on 19 Apr 1833 at Warren Co., Georgia,

Nathan Culpepper's estate was appraised at $1,851.37. The appraisers were Elijah Jones, Seaborn Jones, Henry Harris and John Veasey.17 
Guardian4 Jun 1833 Following the death of Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA, the court declared Elizabeth Culpepper, Drucilla Rose Culpepper, Nathan W. Culpepper and Sterling Gardner Culpepper (I) to be orphaned, and Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA was appointed as guardian on 4 Jun 1833 at Warren Co., Georgia,

     Sampson R. Culpepper was appointed guardian of Elizabeth, Nathan, Sterling and Drucilla P. Culpepper, orphans of Nathan Culpepper.18 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA who would like to communicate with other descendants.19 

Family

Frances Gardner (12 May 1789 - 13 Jan 1861)
Marriage*26 May 1806 He married Frances Gardner at Warren Co., Georgia, on 26 May 1806 at age 27.4,5,1 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
WLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited5 Feb 2018

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
    I came across an old card, written many years ago (between 1956, her husband's death, and 1967, her death) by Fannie Leila Culpepper Jolly, great-granddaughter of Nathan Culpepper. It is yellowed and hard to read. Some things she recorded are incorrect, based on research available since her death. But, it is interesting to note that she is specific in the dates of birth and death for Nathan. She recorded that he was born March 5, 1779 and died July 21, 1825. She also had the correct marriage date of May 27, 1806 (license May 26, 1806-my notation).
  2. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  3. Transcribed by Lew Griffin from LDS Film: 1577511 Item 2.
  4. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 281, which cites Warren Co. First Book of Marriages (1794-1814), page 20.
  5. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Nathan Culpepper and Fanny Gardiner on 26 May 1806 in Warren Co., GA.
  6. Correspondence from Ruth Allison Waldron Hill, (Collection of Letters between Hill and Hopkins), to Elizabeth Hopkins, 1950-1952, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 164,482.
  7. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    + Gardner Culpepper, 11 Dec 1811 – 22 May 1868
    + Caroline Culpepper, 23 Apr 1815 – 18 Nov 1885.

  8. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
  9. E-mail written 2008-2018 to Warren Culpepper from Dr. Joseph Aurel Culpepper (#58181), Bloomington, IL, e-mail address.
  10. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2la.
    page 78.
  11. Buried in Westview Cemetery, 1680 Gordon Street, SW, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA: "N. W. Culpepper, Cpl. 29th GA Cav, 20 Jun 1820 - 1 Apr 1909."
  12. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    p 279, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45.
  13. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
  14. Nathan must have died sometime after his son Sterling (born 1825) was conceived but prior to 17 Apr 1827, when Culpepper's Orphans were Fortunate Drawers in the Land Lottery of 1827.
  15. State of Georgia Recorder Office, compiler, Georgia Land Lottery, 1827, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2072
    Culpepper's Orphans of Stewarts District, Warren Co., GA, drew lot 186-9 in Lee Co., GA, 17 Apr 1827.
  16. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 645, which cites Warren Co. Adminstrators (1803-1833), page 228.
  17. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 281, which cites Warren Co. Inventory & Sales (1830-1837), page 195.
  18. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 333 which cites Warren Co. Minutes of the Court of the Ordinary, Record Book C, page 5.
  19. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Frances Gardner

Female, #9467, (12 May 1789 - 13 Jan 1861)
Father*Pryor Gardner (19 Jan 1758 - May 1830)
Mother*Drucilla Rose (19 Jan 1755 - 15 Oct 1826)
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Fanny. 
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Fannea. 
Birth*12 May 1789 Frances was born at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 12 May 1789.1 
Marriage*26 May 1806 She married Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA at Warren Co., Georgia, on 26 May 1806 at age 17.2,3,4 
Married Name26 May 1806  As of 26 May 1806, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son4 Mar 1807 Her son Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA was born on 4 Mar 1807 at Warren Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son11 Dec 1810 Her son Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA was born on 11 Dec 1810 at Warren Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son18 Jul 1812 Her son Elisha Culpepper of Talbot Co., GA was born on 18 Jul 1812 at Warren Co., Georgia
Church19 Sep 1812 Frances joined at Williams Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 19 Sep 1812.7 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1820 Her son Nathan W. Culpepper was born on 20 Jun 1820 at Warren Co., Georgia.8 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Frances was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA's household, on the 1820 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son1825 Her son Sterling Gardner Culpepper (I) was born in 1825 at Warren Co., Georgia.10 
Death21 Jul 1825 Frances became a widow upon the death of her husband Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA at Warren Co., Georgia, on 21 Jul 1825.11,4 
Death of Mother15 Oct 1826 Her mother Drucilla Rose died on 15 Oct 1826 at Warren Co., Georgia
Will1 Feb 1827 Sterling, William, Elisha, Martha, Frances and Polly named as heir(s) in the will of Pryor Gardner at Warren Co., Georgia, on 1 Feb 1827.12 
Church*5 Jan 1828 Frances joined at Long Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 5 Jan 1828.13 
Letter*1 Jul 1828 She had a letter at the Post Office on 1 Jul 1828 at Warrenton, Warren Co., Georgia
ChurchMay 1829 Founders at Warrenton Baptist Church, Warrenton, Warren Co., Georgia, in May 1829 included Frances. ("In May 1829, Sister Frances Culpepper applied to Williams Creek Church for a letter of dismissal to assist in forming a constitution in Warrenton. Doubtless this constitution was drawn up for the present Warrenton Baptist Church.")14 
Death of FatherMay 1830 Her father Pryor Gardner died in May 1830 at Warren Co., Georgia.5,15 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Frances was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.16 
Land Lottery*1832 She had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Warren Co., Georgia.17 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Frances was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Benjamin H. Brinkley's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Warren Co., Georgia.18 
Married Name13 May 1848  As of 13 May 1848, her married name was Evans. 
Marriage*13 May 1848 She married Sterling Evans at Warren Co., Georgia, on 13 May 1848 at age 59.19,20 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Frances, Nathan and Frances listed as a household member living with Sterling Evans on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Stewart Co., Georgia.21 
Probate5 May 1856 "My beloved wife, Frances Evans, with whom I have lived in the strictest quiet and love for seven years..." was listed as a beneficiary in Sterling Evans's will at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 5 May 1856.5,22 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Frances was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.23 
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 Frances was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Thomas Co., Georgia, and owned 7 slaves.24 
Will*24 Sep 1860 She made a will at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 24 Sep 1860, naming as heir(s) Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA, Mary Pryor Beall, Drucilla Rose Culpepper, Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA, Lucinda Whitehead Culpepper, Frances G. Brinkley, Elizabeth I. Brinkley and Martha F. Camp.

Made her mark as Fannie (x) Evans.5 
Death*13 Jan 1861 She died at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 13 Jan 1861 at age 71.1 
Probate*4 Feb 1861 Probate action was taken on Frances's estate on 4 Feb 1861 at Thomas Co., Georgia.5 
Biography Obituary: "The friends of my youth, where are they?"
Mrs. Francis Evans died at her residence in Thomasville, Georgia, January 13, 1861. She was born in Nash Co., North Carolina, May 12, 1789, and when young, her father Prior Gardner, removed to Warren County [near Augusta], in this state, and settled on a plantation on Long Creek, and there she was married to Nathan Culpepper in May 1806, who died after living with her twenty years. He left in her charge ten children, five sons and five daughters. She lived a widow twenty years. Her means were limited, yet she raised up all her children, and by industry and good economy, she provided well for their comfort and responsibility. Being a woman of good energy of character, she infused her spirit of industry into her children and did what is now-a-days too seldom done--taught them to work--made them self reliant. But that was not all; she moulded their moral and religious character at an early period, and nearly all of them are members of the church and respectable citizens. She was baptized by Joseph Roberts and became a member of the church at Long Creek in Warren County in 1828 or 1829. She loved the assembly of the saints and delighted in singing God's praises in religious meetings of her church. She had a fine voice for singing when young, and was not ashamed to employ it in the praise of God.
In the spring of 1848, our venerated brother Sterling Evans was married to her, and removed to Stewart County where they resided two or three years and removed to Thomasville. They preferred living in town, rather than on their plantation, that they might enjoy all the privileges of the church; but they are removed to the church triumphant.
A deeply interesting funeral discourse by Brother D. G. Daniel was delivered on the day of her interment, at the Baptist Meeting House in the town, to a very large and respected audience, and it will probably be published as requested.
"Aunt Fanny" is gone; gone to be forever with the Lord.

"Gone to the land of pure delight,
Where the saints immortal reign;
Where the endless day excludes the night,
And pleasures banish pain." R.F.1
 

Family 1

Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA (5 Mar 1779 - 21 Jul 1825)
Marriage*26 May 1806 She married Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA at Warren Co., Georgia, on 26 May 1806 at age 17.2,3,4 
Children

Family 2

Sterling Evans (circa 1782 - before 5 May 1856)
Marriage*13 May 1848 She married Sterling Evans at Warren Co., Georgia, on 13 May 1848 at age 59.19,20 
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited11 Nov 2004

Citations

  1. Frances Evans obituary in the Christian Index, 27 Mar 1861, Page 41, Columns 5&6.
  2. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 281, which cites Warren Co. First Book of Marriages (1794-1814), page 20.
  3. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Nathan Culpepper and Fanny Gardiner on 26 May 1806 in Warren Co., GA.
  4. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
    I came across an old card, written many years ago (between 1956, her husband's death, and 1967, her death) by Fannie Leila Culpepper Jolly, great-granddaughter of Nathan Culpepper. It is yellowed and hard to read. Some things she recorded are incorrect, based on research available since her death. But, it is interesting to note that she is specific in the dates of birth and death for Nathan. She recorded that he was born March 5, 1779 and died July 21, 1825. She also had the correct marriage date of May 27, 1806 (license May 26, 1806-my notation).
  5. Correspondence from Ruth Allison Waldron Hill, (Collection of Letters between Hill and Hopkins), to Elizabeth Hopkins, 1950-1952, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 164,482.
  6. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    + Gardner Culpepper, 11 Dec 1811 – 22 May 1868
    + Caroline Culpepper, 23 Apr 1815 – 18 Nov 1885.

  7. J. Kenneth Brantley, The Records of the Church at Williams Creek (Warren Co., GA), Powder Springs, GA: Brantley Association, 1995/2002, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    Page 54. 19 Sep 1812: Rec'd Francis Culpepper by experience.
  8. Buried in Westview Cemetery, 1680 Gordon Street, SW, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA: "N. W. Culpepper, Cpl. 29th GA Cav, 20 Jun 1820 - 1 Apr 1909."
  9. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    p 279, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45.
  10. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
  11. Nathan must have died sometime after his son Sterling (born 1825) was conceived but prior to 17 Apr 1827, when Culpepper's Orphans were Fortunate Drawers in the Land Lottery of 1827.
  12. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    p. 166.
  13. J. Kenneth Brantley, The Records of the Church at Williams Creek (Warren Co., GA), Powder Springs, GA: Brantley Association, 1995/2002, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    Page 116. 20 Jun 1829: Brother Tho's Rowe applies for a letter of dismission for himself & Malinda his wife & Sister Frances Culpepper (ID: 9467), to assist in forming a constitution (for a new church) in Warrenton. Ordered that the request be granted.
  14. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
  15. E-mail written Jun 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Patricia Daniel Bailey, e-mail address.
    Mrs. George O. (Charlotte Thomas) Marshall, Jr. cites Gardner family relationships and dates from a family bible.
  16. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 196, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Frances Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-29, 1 M20-30, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50.
  17. James F. Smith, compiler, Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.asp?dbid=4242
    Francis Culpepper, Widow, Lynns District, Warren Co., GA, drew lot 290/14/2 in what became Cherokee Co., GA, 1832.
  18. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 179A, Harrells District, Warren Co., GA
    Benjamin Brinkley, 2 M0-5, 1 M30-40, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50.
  19. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    p. 220.
  20. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Frances Culpepper and Starling Evans on 13 May 1848 in Warren Co., GA.
  21. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 44A-B, Panhandle District, Stewart Co., GA
    FAMILY 77:
    Sterling Evans, 68, M, Farmer, $10,000, NC
    Frances (Gardner Culpepper) Evans, 61, F, NC
    Nathan Culpepper, 28, M, Farmer, $600, GA (s/o Frances)
    Frances Brinkley, 9, F, GA (Unknown)
    FAMILY 78:
    Benjamin Brinkley, 41, M, Farmer, GA
    Frances (Culpepper) Brinkley, 31, F, GA (d/o Frances Culpepper Evans)
    Nathan G. Brinkley, 16, M, GA
    Joseph W. Brinkley, 13, M, GA
    John W. Brinkley, 11, M, GA
    William Brinkley, 9, M, GA
    Starling Brinkley, 4, M, GA
    Elizabeth Brinkley, 9/12, F, GA.
  22. Thomas Co., GA Inventories & Appraisements, Book H, pages 111-115.
  23. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 19, Thomasville PO, Warren Co., GA
    Fanny (Gardner Culpepper) Evans, 71, F, $5000/$8000, NC
    Fanny G. Brinkley, 11, F, GA
    R. J. Brinkley, 8, M, GA.
  24. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    1860 Slave Schedule, Thomas Co., GA
    Fanny Evans, 7 slaves: 50M, 50M, 45F, 35F, 35M, 25M, 14F.

Alice (?)1

Female, #9468, (say 1774 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Alice Nicholson. 
Birth*say 1774 Alice was born say 1774. 
Marriage*circa 1792 She married Osborne Culpepper of Nash Co., NC at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1792. 
Married Namecirca 1792  As of circa 1792, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Soncirca 1795 Her son Benjamin Culpepper was born circa 1795 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1796 Her son Lemuel Culpepper was born circa 1796 at Nash Co., North Carolina
1800 Census4 Aug 1800 Alice was probably a free white female, age 16 and under 26, in Osborne Culpepper of Nash Co., NC's household on the 1800 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but not otherwise identifed are 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26.2 
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 Alice was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina.3 
Married Namecirca 1811  As of circa 1811, her married name was Powell. 
Marriage*circa 1811 She married Nathan Powell at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1811. 
Biography* Some have speculated that Alice's maiden name was Nicholson. This has not been verified. 

Family 1

Osborne Culpepper of Nash Co., NC (say 1772 - Sep 1807)
Marriage*circa 1792 She married Osborne Culpepper of Nash Co., NC at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1792. 
Children

Family 2

Nathan Powell (10 Sep 1768 - circa 1818)
Marriage*circa 1811 She married Nathan Powell at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1811. 
Last Edited2 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1995-2015 to Culpepper Connections from Linda Jones Cushing (#57676), 525 Summitbluff Dr, Greenville, SC, e-mail address.
  2. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 289, Ancestry.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Osborn Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 2 F16-26, 6 slaves.
  3. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 77 (636), Ancestry.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Alsey Culpepper, 2 M10-16, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 5 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 7 slaves.

Nathan Powell1

Male, #9469, (10 Sep 1768 - circa 1818)
Birth*10 Sep 1768 Nathan was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, on 10 Sep 1768. 
Marriage*circa 1811 He married Alice (?) at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1811. 
Death*circa 1818 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1818. 

Family

Alice (?) (say 1774 - )
Last Edited16 Jul 2000

Citations

  1. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., The Powell Families of Virginia and the South: being an encyclopedia of the eight (8) major Powell families of Virginia and the South in general, Vidalia, GA: S. E. Lucas Jr., 1969, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 929.273 P871L.
    p 251.

Barsheba Wright

Female, #9470, (circa 1776 - 1829)
Father*William Wright (c 1744 - c Jan 1814)
Birth*circa 1776 Barsheba was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, circa 1776. 
Marriage*circa 1792 She married John Culpepper of Nash Co. NC at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1792. 
Married Namecirca 1792  As of circa 1792, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Soncirca 1794 Her son Baalam Culpepper was born circa 1794 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1796 Her son Alexander Culpepper was born circa 1796 at Nash Co., North Carolina.1 
1800 Census4 Aug 1800 Barsheba was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in John Culpepper of Nash Co. NC's household on the 1800 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified are 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 2 F16-26 and 6 slaves..2 
Birth of Soncirca 1805 Her son Wright Culpepper was born circa 1805 at Nash Co., North Carolina
1810 Census6 Aug 1810 Barsheba was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in John Culpepper of Nash Co. NC's household on the 1810 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otheriwse not identified are: 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10..3 
Birth of SonMar 1811 Her son John Culpepper Jr. was born in Mar 1811 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Death of Fathercirca Jan 1814 Her father William Wright died circa Jan 1814 at Nash Co., North Carolina.4 
Death of Spousecirca 1818 Her husband John Culpepper of Nash Co. NC died circa 1818 at Nash Co., North Carolina.5 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Barsheba was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina.1 
Death*1829 She died at Nash Co., North Carolina, in 1829.6 

Family

John Culpepper of Nash Co. NC (say 1766 - circa 1818)
Marriage*circa 1792 She married John Culpepper of Nash Co. NC at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1792. 
Children
Last Edited6 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 266 (419), Genealogy.com Image 8, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Alexander Culpepper, 2 M16-26, 2 slaves
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26, 1 slave
    Bershaba Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 12 slaves
    Lemuel Culpepper, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 slave.
  2. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 289, Ancestry.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 6 slaves.
  3. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 76 (634), Ancestry.com Image 7, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 3 M10-16, 2 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 5 slaves.
  4. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 283.
  5. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  6. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p.171.

William Wright

Male, #9471, (circa 1744 - circa Jan 1814)
Birth*circa 1744 William was born circa 1744. 
Marriage*circa 1783 He married Chloe Whitehead at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1783. 
Will*7 Apr 1812 He made a will at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 7 Apr 1812. 
Death*circa Jan 1814 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa Jan 1814.1 
Probate*Feb 1814 Probate action was taken on William's estate in Feb 1814 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Biography* 517. WILLIAM WRIGHT 7 Apr 1812 Feb Ct 1814 "Sick and weak in Body"

Wife CLOEY WRIGHT -lend to her my land purchased from ABSOLEM & ABRAHAM SAULS, the Wyatt & Cooper tracts with 1 acres purchased from HENRY FREEMAN for a mill seat; after her death, these lands to my youngest daughter ELIZABETH TAYLOR. Daughter BARSHABA CULPEPPER - 569 1/2 acres I purchased from HENRY WHITEHEAD. Rest of estate, including Meltons Place, be sold & money to go to wife CLOEY WRIGHT, son JOHN WRIGHT, son WILLIAM WRIGHT, daughter BARSHABA CULPEPPER wife of JOHN CULPEPPER, daughter ELIZABETH TAYLOR wife of JAMES TAYLOR, grandsons ALPHEOUS WRIGHT POWELL & WILLIAM WRIGHT POWELL(their father is LAZARUS POWELL).

Ex. friend WILLIAM ARRINGTON, son WILLIAM WRIGHT, son-in-law JESSE TAYLOR Wit. JOHN HILLIARD, JAMES MANNING.
 

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Chloe Whitehead (circa 1748 - before May 1818)
Last Edited31 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 283.

Abiah Whitehead

Female, #9472, (circa 1775 - after 1840)
Father*Thomas Whitehead (c 1744 - b Feb 1808)
Mother*Elizabeth Culpepper (c 1750 - 1832)
Birth*circa 1775 Abiah was born circa 1775. 
Will12 Feb 1788 John, Henry, Nathan, Mary, Abiah, Martha, Nathan, Rahab, Elizabeth and Martha named as heir(s) in the will of Elizabeth (?) at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 12 Feb 1788.1 
Marriage*27 Aug 1795 She married James Battle at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 27 Aug 1795. 
Married Name27 Aug 1795  As of 27 Aug 1795, her married name was Battle. 
Marriage*circa Sep 1807 She married Matthew Culpepper at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa Sep 1807. 
Married Namecirca Sep 1807  As of circa Sep 1807, her married name was Culpepper. 
1810 Census6 Aug 1810 Abiah was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Matthew Culpepper's household on the 1810 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but otherwise unidentified are 3 M0-10, 2 M10-16, 2 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45..2 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Abiah was probably a free white female, age 45 or over, in Matthew Culpepper's household, on the 1820 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but otherwise unaccounted for are 3 M16-26 and 2 F10-16..3 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Abiah was probably a free white female, age 50 and under 60, in Matthew Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20 and 23 slaves..4 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Abiah was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Nash Co., North Carolina.5 
Death*after 1840 She died at Nash Co., North Carolina, after 1840. 

Family 1

James Battle (say 1760 - circa 1803)
Marriage*27 Aug 1795 She married James Battle at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 27 Aug 1795. 

Family 2

Matthew Culpepper (say 1771 - 1836)
Marriage*circa Sep 1807 She married Matthew Culpepper at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa Sep 1807. 
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. Transcribed by Lew Griffin from LDS Film: 1577511 Item 2.
  2. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 74 (631), Ancestry.com Image 4, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Mat. Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 2 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 2 F26-45, 18 slaves.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 260 (413), Genealogy.com Image 2, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Matthew Culpepper, 3 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F45+, 28 slaves.
  4. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 178, Ancestry.com images 7-8, Collings District, Nash Co., NC
    Matthew Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 1 M50-60, 1 F15-20, 1 F50-60, 23 slaves.
  5. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 056, Ancestry.com images 15-16, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Abiah Culpepper, 1 F70-80, 19 slaves.

Ann Arrington

Female, #9473, (1785 - 23 Sep 1859)
Father*James Arrington (s 1755 - 1 May 1810)
Mother*Ann Willis (s 1760 - 1827)
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Nancy. 
Birth*1785 Ann was born at North Carolina in 1785. 
Marriage*15 Sep 1804 She married Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL at Warren Co., North Carolina, on 15 Sep 1804.1,2 
Married Name15 Sep 1804  As of 15 Sep 1804, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death of Father1 May 1810 Her father James Arrington died on 1 May 1810 at Warren Co., North Carolina.3 
Birth of Son1 Mar 1817 Her son Erasmus Culpepper III was born on 1 Mar 1817 at Nash Co., North Carolina.4 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Ann was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL's household, on the 1820 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina.5 
Death of Mother1827 Her mother Ann Willis died in 1827 at Warren Co., North Carolina
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Ann was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL's household, on the 1830 Census at Wilcox Co., Alabama. Enumerated in census but otherwise not identified are 1 M0-5 and 22 slaves..6 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Ann was probably a free white female, age 50 and under 60, in Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Wilcox Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 2 F5-10 and 44 slaves.)7 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Ann listed as a household member living with Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Wilcox Co., Alabama.8 
Death of Spouse1855 Her husband Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL died in 1855 at Wilcox Co., Alabama
Deed*28 Jun 1858 She was granted a deed by Erasmus Culpepper III on 28 Jun 1858 at Wilcox Co., Alabama,

Ann Culpepper to Erasmus Culpepper (III)
     This indenture made the 28 day of June AD 1858 between Ann Culpepper of the one part and Erasmus Culpepper son of the said Ann Culpepper of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Ann Culpepper for an in consideration of the natural love & affection which she hath unto the said Erasmus hath given granted aliened released & confirmed & by these Presents doth give grant alien release & confirm unto the said Erasmus Culpepper his heirs & assigns all the following property to wit the Slaves Luke, Oliff, Tempe, Chess, Berry, Alberta, Joseph, Alfred, Harry, Phillis, Virginia, Sigi, Riddick, Jullian & Milberry together with their further increase also all the interest of the said Ann Culpepper in the money undistributed of the Estate of her dec'd husband E. Culpepper and also all her other personal property of whatever nature & description including her household and kitchen furniture To have and to hold the said property & each & every part thereof hereby given granted & conveyed or intended so to be with the increase unto the said Erasmus Culpepper his heirs & assigns forever. But the said Ann Culpepper hereby reserves to herself a life interest in said property or the use & possession thereof during her natural life her intention by this instrument being to vest the property aforesaid in the said Erasmus Culpepper at this time but to postpone his enjoyment thereof until her death then said Ann Culpepper is desirous that her grand daughters Mary Davis & Ann Davis daughters of Nancy Davis dec'd should each have a feather bed & as she has herein given all her property to her son the said Erasmus Culpepper she hereby requests him to give to each of them a good feather bed when he takes possession of the property herein thereby given to him.
     In Witness whereof the said Ann Culpepper has here unto set her hand & seal the day & year herein first above written.
     Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of W.W, Thornhill, Thos Smith; Ann Culpepper

The State of Alabama, Wilcox County
I Zo S Cook Judge of Probate Court for Wilcox County Ala hereby certify that W.W. Thornhill a subscribing witness to the foregoing conveyance or deed of gift Known to me appeared before me this day & being sworn states Ann Culpepper the donor in the deed voluntarily executed the same in his presence and in the presence of the other subscribing witness on the day the same * date that he attested the same in the presence of the donor & of the other witness & that such other witness subscribed his name as witness in his presence. Given under my hand this 29 day of June 1858. Zo S. Cook Judge
Filed Aug 16 1858 Zo S. Cook, Judge
Book N, Page 25, 28 Jun 1858. 
Death*23 Sep 1859 She died at Wilcox Co., Alabama, on 23 Sep 1859.9 

Family

Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL (circa 1780 - 1855)
Marriage*15 Sep 1804 She married Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL at Warren Co., North Carolina, on 15 Sep 1804.1,2 
Children
Last Edited23 Apr 2007

Citations

  1. North Carolina Division of Archives and History, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802
    Erasmus Culpepper to marry Ann Arrington, Bond Date: 15 Sep 1804 in Warren Co., NC, Record No. 01052, Bondsman: Willis Arrington, Witness: J Malone, Bond No. 000160364.
  2. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Erasmus Culpepper, Male, married Ana Arrington on 15 Sep 1804 in Warren Co., NC.
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  4. "Lower Peach Tree Cemetery", Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4, November 1997.
    Lower Peach Tree Cemetery, Lower Peachtree, Wilcox Co., AL
    + Erasmus Culpepper, 1 Mar 1817 - 3 Aug 1880 (Born in Nash Co., NC and died at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL).
  5. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 266 (419), Genealogy.com Image 8, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Alexander Culpepper, 2 M16-26, 2 slaves
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26, 1 slave
    Bershaba Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 12 slaves
    Lemuel Culpepper, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 slave.
  6. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 182, Ancestry.com images 47-48, Unknown township, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper (Jr), 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 2 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50, 22 slaves.
  7. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 319, Ancestry.com images 27-28, Unknown township, Wilcox Co., AL
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1M0-5, 1M5-10, 2M15-20, 1M30-40, 1F0-5, 1F5-10, 1F30-40, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1M15-20, 1M40-50, 2F5-10, 1F50-60, 44 slaves.
  8. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 377B, Lines 19-21, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper (Jr), 68, M, NC, RE=$20,000
    Ann Culpepper, 65, F, NC
    Mary Culpepper, 13, F, AL.
  9. Wilcox Co AL Deeds, .

John Abner Culpepper1

Male, #9474, (circa 1834 - )
Father*Benjamin Culpepper (c 1795 - bt 1860 - 1870)
Mother*Sarah Daniel (c 1796 - a 1880)
DNA* The DNA test results of a descendant of John Abner Culpepper do not match those of anyone else in the Culpepper project. we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of John's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Name-Comm His was commonly known as Abner. 
Birth*circa 1834 John was born at Wilcox Co., Alabama, circa 1834.2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Benjamin Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Wilcox Co., Alabama.
(One female 5-10 was enumerated but otherwise unaccounted for.)3 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     John was a private in Capt. Cleveland's Clarke County, AL Cavalry. 
Marriage*14 Dec 1865 He married Emily E. Thomas at Grove Hill, Clarke Co., Alabama, on 14 Dec 1865.4,5 
Birth of Son25 Nov 1866 His son John Abner Culpepper Jr. was born on 25 Nov 1866 at Clarke Co., Alabama
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Grove Hill, Clarke Co., Alabama.6 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Cane Creek, Clarke Co., Alabama.2 

Family

Emily E. Thomas (circa 1832 - )
Marriage*14 Dec 1865 He married Emily E. Thomas at Grove Hill, Clarke Co., Alabama, on 14 Dec 1865.4,5 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 May 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1995-2015 to Culpepper Connections from Linda Jones Cushing (#57676), 525 Summitbluff Dr, Greenville, SC, e-mail address.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35, Page 432C, Lines 9-12, Cane Creek, Clarke Co., AL
    John A. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, Wh, 45, Farmer, AL/NC/NC
    Emily Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 47, Housekeeper, AL/AL/AL
    John A. Culpepper, Son, M, sng, Wh, 13, Laborer, AL/AL/AL
    Martha A. Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 8, AL/AL/AL.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 319, Ancestry.com images 27-28, Unknown township, Wilcox Co., AL
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1M0-5, 1M5-10, 2M15-20, 1M30-40, 1F0-5, 1F5-10, 1F30-40, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1M15-20, 1M40-50, 2F5-10, 1F50-60, 44 slaves.
  4. Jordan R. Dodd, compiler, Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192
    J. A. Culpepper married Emily E. Thomas on 14 Dec 1865 in Clarke Co., Alabama.
  5. Inc., Provo, UT MyFamily.com, compiler, Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7838&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
    J. A. Culpepper married Emily A. Thomas on 14 Dec 1865 in Clarke Co., Alabama.
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 212, Lines 19-22, Gates Beat, Grove Hill P.O., Clarke Co., AL
    Abner Culpepper, 37, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$500, PE=$400, AL
    Emily Culpepper, 45, F, Wh, Keeping House, AL
    John A. Culpepper, 3, M, Wh, AL
    Sarah Culpepper, 61, F, Wh, PE=$400, NC.

Emily E. Thomas

Female, #9475, (circa 1832 - )
Birth*circa 1832 Emily was born at Alabama circa 1832.1 
Marriage*14 Dec 1865 She married John Abner Culpepper at Grove Hill, Clarke Co., Alabama, on 14 Dec 1865.2,3 
Married Name21 Dec 1865  As of 21 Dec 1865, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son25 Nov 1866 Her son John Abner Culpepper Jr. was born on 25 Nov 1866 at Clarke Co., Alabama
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Emily, John and Sarah listed as a household member living with John Abner Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Grove Hill, Clarke Co., Alabama.4 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Emily was listed as John Abner Culpepper's wife on the 1880 Census at Cane Creek, Clarke Co., Alabama.1 

Family

John Abner Culpepper (circa 1834 - )
Children
Last Edited3 Sep 2005

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 35, Page 432C, Lines 9-12, Cane Creek, Clarke Co., AL
    John A. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, Wh, 45, Farmer, AL/NC/NC
    Emily Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 47, Housekeeper, AL/AL/AL
    John A. Culpepper, Son, M, sng, Wh, 13, Laborer, AL/AL/AL
    Martha A. Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 8, AL/AL/AL.
  2. Jordan R. Dodd, compiler, Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192
    J. A. Culpepper married Emily E. Thomas on 14 Dec 1865 in Clarke Co., Alabama.
  3. Inc., Provo, UT MyFamily.com, compiler, Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7838&enc=1&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0
    J. A. Culpepper married Emily A. Thomas on 14 Dec 1865 in Clarke Co., Alabama.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 212, Lines 19-22, Gates Beat, Grove Hill P.O., Clarke Co., AL
    Abner Culpepper, 37, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$500, PE=$400, AL
    Emily Culpepper, 45, F, Wh, Keeping House, AL
    John A. Culpepper, 3, M, Wh, AL
    Sarah Culpepper, 61, F, Wh, PE=$400, NC.

Nathan Whitehead1

Male, #9476, (circa 1719 - before Apr 1779)
Father*Arthur Whitehead (s 1693 - 1751)
Mother*Isabella Purcell (s 1693 - )
Birth*circa 1719 Nathan was born at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, circa 1719. 
Marriage*circa 1740 He married Mary Davis circa 1740. 
Birth of Soncirca 1744 His son Thomas Whitehead was born circa 1744. 
Birth of Sonafter 1748 His son Nathan Whitehead Jr. was born after 1748. 
Birth of Sonafter 1748 His son Benjamin Whitehead was born after 1748. 
Birth of Sonbetween 1750 and 1760 His son Henry Whitehead was born between 1750 and 1760 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Marriage*before 1760 He married Rahab Culpepper at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, before 1760. 
Will15 Apr 1767 He witnessed the signing of a will of Benjamin Culpepper the Ferryman on 15 Apr 1767 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina.2 
Will*20 Mar 1778 He made a will at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 20 Mar 1778, naming as heir(s) Pheriby Sandeford, Isabell Bell, Mary Sandeford, Rhoda Nicholson, Thomas Whitehead, Chloe Culpepper, Benjamin Whitehead, Nathan Whitehead Jr. and Henry Whitehead. It was witnessed by Arthur Arrington Jr.

The full text of the will reads as follows:
     In the name of God, Amen. I NATHAN WHITEHEAD of Nash County and State of North Carolina being in perfect health and sound memory, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Upon most mature deliberation constitue this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
     Imprimis: I give and devise to my son NATHAN WHITEHEAD the land and plantation whereon I now dwell containing by estimation two hundred acres also a tract of land on Nawksawson Creek, containing by estimation three hundred and twelve acres also another tract or parcel of land adjoining the land whereon I now live containing by estimation three hundred and forty five acres to him and his heirs and assigns forever. I likewise give him three negroes viz: LUKE, JINNEY and RALPH, also a still worm and cap to his heirs forever.
     Item: I give and bequeath to NATHAN WHITEHEAD son of THOMAS WHITEHEAD a negro girl named PHILLIS to him and his heirs forever.
     Lastly, I lend to my wife RACHAEL, all the rest of my goods and effects whatsoever, during her life or widowhood, but at her decease or marriage then the said goods and effects to be equally divided among my children, to wit: BENJAMIN WHITEHEAD, THOMAS WHITEHEAD, R. NICKOLSON, PLIERITY SANDIFORD, CHLOE CULPEPPER, ISABEL BELL, MARY SANDIFORD and HENRY WHITEHEAD. I likewise constitute and appoint RACHAEL my wife and my son THOMAS WHITEHEAD to be executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight.
     In the presence of: ARTHUR ARRINGTON, MARTHA ARRINGTON, ELIZABETH ARRINGTON.

     Nash County April Court 1779. The will was opened in court, duly exhibited and proved by the oath of ARTHUR ARRINGTON and ordered to be recorded. Attest Wm. Hall, C.C.3 
Death*before Apr 1779 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, before Apr 1779. 
Probate*Apr 1779 Probate action was taken on Nathan's estate in Apr 1779 at Nash Co., North Carolina

Family 1

Mary Davis (say 1719 - before 1760)
Marriage*circa 1740 He married Mary Davis circa 1740. 
Children

Family 2

Rahab Culpepper (say 1744 - circa 1815)
Marriage*before 1760 He married Rahab Culpepper at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, before 1760. 
Child
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited10 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Whitehead of Isle of Wight, Southern Genealogies, CD-ROM Volume CD191, Whitehead family.
  2. Transcribed by Lew Griffin from LDS Film 1548857.
  3. Nash Co., NC Record of Wills, Book 1, 1776-1872, LDS #041949, #5, Page 4.

Pryor Gardner1

Male, #9477, (19 Jan 1758 - May 1830)
Father*Thomas Gardner1 (8 Aug 1721 - 10 Nov 1773)
Mother*Martha Pryor1 (10 Apr 1723 - 13 Mar 1780)
Birth*19 Jan 1758 Pryor was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, on 19 Jan 1758.1,2 
Will10 Nov 1773 In Thomas Gardner's will on 10 Nov 1773 at Halifax Co., North Carolina, Pryor, Martha, William, John, George, Kemp and Sterling was named as an heir. To receive slaves when 21 or when married plus portion of estate sold and money equally divided between 7 sons.3 
Death of Father10 Nov 1773 His father Thomas Gardner died on 10 Nov 1773 at Halifax Co., North Carolina.2,4 
Marriage*1775 He married Drucilla Rose at North Carolina in 1775.5 
Birth of Son1777 His son Sterling Gardner was born in 1777 at North Carolina
Birth of Sonafter 1778 His son Rushing Gardner was born after 1778. 
Death of Mother13 Mar 1780 His mother Martha Pryor died on 13 Mar 1780 at Halifax Co., North Carolina.2,4 
Birth of Son15 Feb 1781 His son William Henry Gardner was born on 15 Feb 1781 at Roanoke Rapids, Halifax Co., North Carolina
American Revolution*15 Mar 1781 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War on 15 Mar 1781
(DAR Listing: Pryor Gardner, born 19 Jan 1758 in North Carolina, died May 1830 in Georgia, married Drucilla Rose, Patriotic Service, North Carolina
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Pryor Gardner is one of the Revolutionary War soldiers on the monument at the Warren County, Georgia Courthouse. See:
http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/misc/warren-plaque.htm
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For details on the Revolutionary War Record of Pryor Gardner, see the DAR applications of:
     1. Mrs. Lucille Mosell McEwen of Jackson, MS. "Pryor Gardner was issued certificate No. 70 of service in the War of the Revolution, for which payment was due, Certificate issued by Charles Pasteur, Sheriff of Halifax Co. North Carolina, paid at the Hillsboro Treasury Office 1785. Source of Military record: Vol. G. Army Accounts, State Auditors Office Raleigh, NC"
     2. Mrs. Ruth Waldron Hill of St. Louis, MO. "Prior Gardner served in a company of NC rifleman and was engaged in the Battle of Guilford Court House." See: http://www.nps.gov/guco/
     3. Mrs. May Harris Walker (#68392.)6
Birth of Son1787 His son Elisha Gardner was born in 1787 at Halifax Co., North Carolina
Birth of Son1788 His son John Gardner was born in 1788 at Halifax Co., North Carolina
Deed*24 Oct 1796 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Wormley Rose on 24 Oct 1796 at Warren Co., Georgia,

James Boon was the Grantor and James Thomas the Original Land Grant Owner.7 
Church*15 Apr 1797 Pryor and Drucilla joined at Long Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 15 Apr 1797 (Pryor was ordained a deacon in 1817.) 
Deed7 Oct 1800 He witnessed a deed grant on 7 Oct 1800 at Warren Co., Georgia, (John Fletcher granted a deed to Wiley Harris. Benjamin Wells and Elisha Wright were adjacent landowners. Ambrose Edmundsen was an additional witness.)8 
Land Lottery*1805 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1805 at Baldwin Co., Georgia,
In the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery both Pryor and Sterling Gardner won land in Baldwin County. Pryor's winning draw was Land Lot 98 in District 4 (202.5 acres). Sterling's was Land Lot 236 in District 1 of Baldwin (202.5 acres). Pryor's son-in-law Thomas Harris, husband of Sarah Gardner, won Land Lot 85 in District 1 (202.5 acres) in Baldwin. William Gardner registered but did not win.9 
Death of Son1810 His son John Gardner died in 1810. 
Death of Spouse15 Oct 1826 His wife Drucilla Rose died on 15 Oct 1826 at Warren Co., Georgia
Will*1 Feb 1827 He made a will at Warren Co., Georgia, on 1 Feb 1827, naming as heir(s) Sterling Gardner, William Henry Gardner, Elisha Gardner, Martha Gardner, Frances Culpepper and Polly P. Gardner.

Will of Pryor Gardner, Will Book 1829-52, pages 9-10 State of Georgia, Warren Cty.
To God I commend my soul and my body to the earth in decent burial, and of my earthly estate:
- First, pay all just debts;
- Second Monies involved in Superior Court case in Warren County and involving Benjamin Sandiford, K. L Barry, Andrew Stewart, and my daughter Martha Sandiford shall be part of her inheritance;
- Third to son William Gardner two negro girls;
- Fourth to daughter Sara Harris Powell on negro and ten dollars;
- Fifth to daughter Fannea Culpepper two negros and $100.00;
- Sixth to son Elisha Gardner, now deceased on negro man;
- eventh to Daughter Sacky (Susan) Rushing two negro slaves;
- Eight to grandson Pryor Gardner, son of Sterling Gardner, dec'd, one negro woman and her child, but to be returned to estate if Pryor - Gardner (son of Sterling) shall die before he is 20 years of age.
- Ninth to daughter Polly P. Heath three adult negroes and one child.
- Tenth to Daughter Elizabeth Veazey one negro and her increase now two children, and another negro girl named Biddy.
- I have given my granddaughter Anna P. J. R. Veasey one negro girl.
- Twelfth all the balance of my estate whether of goods chattel lands or tenements of whatever name I wish sold and the proceeds equally divided between the persons as follows: Martha Sandiford, William Gardner, Fannea Culpepper, Sackey (Suckey) Rushing, Polly P. Heath, Elizabeth Veazey, Sarah Harris (daughter of Sara Harris Powell) provided nothing herein contained shall be so construed to give my daughter Martha Sandiford anything till the debt and interest aforesaid is paid out of that part that would otherwise fall to her.
- Thirteenth I wish Henry Heath and John Veazey to execute this my last will and testament.
Witnesses: Thomas Gibson and Obadiah C Gibson, Mary R. Gibson.
Signed Pryor Gardner 1 Feb 1827.
There was a subsequent Codicil dated 26 Dec 1828.10 
Death of Son1827 His son Elisha Gardner died in 1827. 
Church*13 Jul 1827 Pryor joined at Williams Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 13 Jul 1827.11 
Miscellaneous1 Jul 1829  (an unknown value.) 
Death*May 1830 He died at Warren Co., Georgia, in May 1830 at age 72.5,1 
BurialMay 1830 His body was interred in May 1830 at Long Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia.5 
Probate*5 Jul 1830 Probate action was taken on Pryor's estate on 5 Jul 1830 at Warren Co., Georgia.10 
Biography* Pryor Gardner listed in father, Thomas Gardner's will entered into Probate in May court 1777 in Halifax Cty, N. C. To receive slaves when 21 or when married plus portion of estate sold and money equally divided between 7 sons. Wit by George Gardner, William Hargrove, and Thomas Haile. Extrs: wife Martha and sons Willian and Sterling. (Will #236, pg 51)

Prior Gardner is listed as head of household in State Census of NC 1784-1787 with 2 white males above 21 and under 65, 3 white females all ages,1 black male 12-59 and 3 blacks under 12 and above 59.

Pryor Gardner, J.P. witnessed sale of 200 acres of land in Warren Cty, Ga. to Thomas Harris on 20 Jan 1804. (Warren Cty Records Office Deed Book B. page 612.)

William Gardner sold 16 acres of land to Thomas Harris 11 Oct. 1804, on Long Creek of Ogechee. Witnessed by Pryor Gardner, J.P. and Fannia Gardner. (See Warren Co. GA Records Office Deed Book B, page 6l3, file of Thomas Harris.

Gardner, Pryor, Warren Cty, d. 1827, w,Drucilla Rose from Hancock Cty. (Family Heads 1805 Georgia, "Info on Some Georgia Pioneers by Joseph T. Maddox, 1982) Book also mentions Samuel Gardner, Jackson Co., w. Elizabeth also listed as Samuel Grner. Also lists Gardner, Sterling, Warren Co. w. Polly. He s/o Pryor.
 

Family

Drucilla Rose (19 Jan 1755 - 15 Oct 1826)
Marriage*1775 He married Drucilla Rose at North Carolina in 1775.5 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jun 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Patricia Daniel Bailey, e-mail address.
    Mrs. George O. (Charlotte Thomas) Marshall, Jr. cites Gardner family relationships and dates from a family bible.
  2. Susan Shields Sasek, compiler, e-mail address, Sassytazzy's Online Genealogical Research Library, Rootsweb, Jun 2006.
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sassytazzy/searchsite.html
    Thomas Gardner Jr.'s Family Bible:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sassytazzy/family/surnames/gardner/bible/gardnerthomasbible1.html.
  3. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Larealia Camp
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/halifax/wills/thogard.txt.

  4. Rev. Thomas Gardner (1756-1827) Family Bible, 1805, Mathew Carey - Philadelphia, Mildred Allen Adams (w/o James E. Allen Sr.), owner, Warrenton, NC, (1969).
    Thomas Gardner Senr Departed this life November the 10th 1773
    Martha Gardner his wife Departed this life March the 13th 1780.
  5. Correspondence from Ruth Allison Waldron Hill, (Collection of Letters between Hill and Hopkins), to Elizabeth Hopkins, 1950-1952, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 164,482.
  6. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  7. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Volume II, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 1.
    p. 191.
  8. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Volume II, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 1.
    p. 197.
  9. E-mail written 20 Nov 2009 - Oct 2014 to Culpepper Connections from Hunter Cole, e-mail address.
    See 1805 Georgia Land Lottery: Persons Entitled to Draws, compiled by Paul K. Graham. Decatur, Ga.: The Genealogy Company, 2005.
  10. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    p. 166.
  11. J. Kenneth Brantley, The Records of the Church at Williams Creek (Warren Co., GA), Powder Springs, GA: Brantley Association, 1995/2002, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    Page 107. 13 Jul 1827: Received from Long Creek, P. Gardner, no letter.

Mary Davis1

Female, #9478, (say 1719 - before 1760)
Father*(?) Davis (s 1689 - )
Mother*Elizabeth (?) (s 1691 - )
Birth*say 1719 Mary was born say 1719. 
Marriage*circa 1740 She married Nathan Whitehead circa 1740. 
Married Namecirca 1740  As of circa 1740, her married name was Whitehead. 
Birth of Soncirca 1744 Her son Thomas Whitehead was born circa 1744. 
Birth of Sonafter 1748 Her son Nathan Whitehead Jr. was born after 1748. 
Birth of Sonafter 1748 Her son Benjamin Whitehead was born after 1748. 
Death*before 1760 She died before 1760. 

Family

Nathan Whitehead (circa 1719 - before Apr 1779)
Marriage*circa 1740 She married Nathan Whitehead circa 1740. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited1 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. David Price Jr., Brentwood, TN, 1989 records, David Price Jr., Brentwood, TN, to Lew Griffin, 1989.

Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA

Male, #9479, (11 Dec 1810 - 22 May 1868)
Father*Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA (5 Mar 1779 - 21 Jul 1825)
Mother*Frances Gardner (12 May 1789 - 13 Jan 1861)
DNA* Gardner has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA, who is a son of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*11 Dec 1810 Gardner was born at Warren Co., Georgia, on 11 Dec 1810.1 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Nathan, Elisha and Gardner was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA's household, on the 1820 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Father21 Jul 1825 His father Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA died on 21 Jul 1825 at Warren Co., Georgia.3,4 
Land Lottery17 Apr 1827 He, as an orphan of the deceased, Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA, had a fortunate draw in the land lottery on 17 Apr 1827 at Warren Co., Georgia.5 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Elisha and Gardner was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Frances Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.6 
Marriage*31 Dec 1836 He married Caroline Jones at Warren Co., Georgia, on 31 Dec 1836 at age 26.7,8 
Church*21 Jul 1839 Founders at Long Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 21 Jul 1839 included Gardner. (Received a letter of dismissal on 25 Nov 1848.) 
Relocation*circa Jan 1840 He relocated circa Jan 1840 at Talbot Co., Georgia,9 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Gardner was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Talbot Co., Georgia.10 
Birth of SonMar 1842 His son John Gardner Culpepper was born in Mar 1842 at Talbot Co., Georgia.11 
Birth of Son14 Feb 1845 His son William Henry Culpepper was born on 14 Feb 1845 at Talbot Co., Georgia.12 
Deed*1 Mar 1845 He was granted a deed by Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA, witnessed by Nathan W. Culpepper on 1 Mar 1845 at Warren Co., Georgia,

Also witnessed by William R. Thompson and James C. Gibson.13 
Relocationcirca 1847 He, accompanied by family member(s) Caroline Culpepper, Amanda E. Culpepper, John Gardner Culpepper and William Henry Culpepper, relocated circa 1847 at Lee Co., Georgia, Historical background explaining the possible rationale for Gardner's move into and out of Lee County:
     In addition to fertile lands around Palmyra, the hammock lands northward along Kinchafooa and Muckalee Creeks were found to be rich. With increasing settlement and cultivation the pine high lands, on both sides of the territory drained by the Kinchafoona, Muckaloochee, and Muckalee Creeks, were found to be also almost equal to the hummocks in fertility. The soil of the county came to be considered as mostly fertile. Only the western part, having a reddish, thirsty, sandy soil, and a belt along the Flint River in the eastern part were found to be of inferior quality.
     Prospects of ready transportation by railroad through Macon and by steamboat from Albany to cotton markets throughout the world caused rapid transfer of the cotton-planting interests from the upper counties to Lee. Although the first steamboat reached Albany in 1837, the river was not used for much commercial navigation until after 1847 with the elimination of the worst shoal on the Flint River between Albany and Apalachicola. In 1848, the proposed railroad from Macon through Lee County to Albany had been legalized by sufficient subscriptions, including some from Lee County. The newspapers, the Southwestern Georgian (later the Albany Courier), founded in 1841, and the Albany Patriot, founded in 1845, also had some influence in publicizing the section for settlers." The June 30, 1847, issue of the Patriot had the following items:
     "We were shown on Monday last, two stalks of cotton from the plantation of Mr. Robert Thompson, of Lee County. One stalk was of the Grand Gulf Cotton... about six feet high, and had some eight or ten full grown bolls on it. We were assured that there were several bolls opened in the field from which this was taken. The other stalk was nearly six feet high, and had on it upwards of one hundred bolls and forms. It was not quite so forward on the other stalk. There is said to be two hundred acres of cotton on the same plantation as good as these specimens..."
     With such inducements large numbers of settlers came in from Liberty, Burk, Baldwin, and Putnam Counties. Rich plantations of hammock land grew up along the Kinchafoona and Muckalee Creeks. By 1849, the distribution of cultivated farming lands was shown by agricultural settlements to the north of Palmyra: Cotton Bluff (probably so named as a collection point for shipping cotton to Albany), Starkville with new settlers, Oceola and Chenuba, to the northwest, and Sumterville, to the northeast.
     Despite the transfer of a strip of this county's lands to Dooly County in 1842, population increased from 2,370 white and 2,706 black in 1840 to 3,025 white and 3,634 black, including 7 free black, in 1850. The white population was the largest the county has ever had. There were 387 farms, averaging seven whites with nine slaves to the farm, and 550 dwellings. Since the county contained 506 square miles or 323,841 acres, the landholdings in and adjacent to each farm average 837 acres. The major portion of the land was the unpeopled pine and swampy land surrounding the plantations. Real estate in the county had a tax valuation of $l,148,224, and an average sale value of $10 per acre. Personal estates, largely slaves, were valued at $2,207,702. Since there were 3,626 slaves, the average value per slave was about $600. The ordinary crop of a county planter was 100 to 2,000 bales of cotton. Average yield of the land per acre was 800 pounds of cotton, 20 bushels of corn, and 10 bushels of wheat. Little attention was paid to orchards.
     The history of farming in Lee County was probably similar to that generally of the cotton belt in southwestern Georgia. There was an influx of small farmers interested in growing cotton. Some chanced upon rich lands, others upon poor; some were near navigation, others were far; some were expert, vigorous, frugal and farsighted, others were slack, spendthrift or merely perhaps unlucky. Profits from efficiency and good fortune enabled some to buy slaves and then to buy neighboring lands and attain eventually the scale and rank of planters. For their added lands they, raid prices acceptable to those who heard the loud call of the West; but they could force no man to sell who was not so minded. There were several farmers to every planter, throughout the best cotton zone, each producing cotton in sturdy competition with his neighbor, great or small. "Divergencies were of continuous gradation from the wealthy to paupers." In the last instance only does Lee County differ. There is little record of poverty among the white people in Lee County before the War.
     Lee County's comparative wealth was due to early climatic conditions. The swampy lands interspersed in the county and the drinking water produced fevers among white people. The blacks, however, were immune to the fevers and thrived in the semi-tropical climate. The large white population of 1850 dwindled. Many sold their lands to those who had the financial resources to consolidate the lands into large plantations and to buy slaves to work them. Many of the owners lived away from their plantations, in Starkville, Palmyra, and in cities outside the county, such as Albany, Americus, and Macon. Agriculture was the county's only source of income, and slaves did this work. There were no possible opportunities to induce poor people to remain. By 1860, the white poulation was only 2,242, but the black had increased to 4,954..14 
Deed24 Oct 1848 He was party to a deed on 24 Oct 1848 at Warren Co., Georgia,

Land sold to Aaron Jackson. Also witnessed by William Littleton. 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Gardner was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Lee Co., Georgia.15 
Birth of Son11 Mar 1851 His son Sterling Gardner Culpepper (II) was born on 11 Mar 1851 at Lee Co., Georgia.16 
Relocationcirca 1853 He relocated circa 1853 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia,17 
Church1853 Founders at Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia, in 1853 included Gardner. 
Birth of Son20 Feb 1855 His son James Thomas Culpepper M.D. was born on 20 Feb 1855 at Thomas Co., Georgia.18 
Probate5 May 1856 During probate, Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA was identified as an heir of Sterling Evans on 5 May 1856 at Thomas Co., Georgia.11,19 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Gardner was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Thomas Co., Georgia.20 
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 Gardner was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Thomas Co., Georgia.21 
Will24 Sep 1860 Sampson, Mary, Drucilla, Gardner, Lucinda, Frances, Elizabeth and Martha named as heir(s) in the will of Frances Evans at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 24 Sep 1860.11 
Death of Mother13 Jan 1861 His mother Frances Gardner died on 13 Jan 1861 at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.22 
Death of Son22 Jul 1864 His son John Gardner Culpepper died on 22 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.11 
Death*22 May 1868 He died at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 22 May 1868 at age 57.1 
Burial*circa 23 May 1868 His body was interred circa 23 May 1868 at Summerhill Baptist Church Cemetery, Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia. Tombstone is a five foot tall obelisk with Culpepper on the front, Gardner's name and dates on one side and Caroline's name and dates on the other side..23,1 
Guardian*4 Jul 1870 Following the death of Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA, the court declared Sterling Gardner Culpepper (II) and James Thomas Culpepper M.D. to be orphaned, and Caroline Culpepper was appointed as guardian on 4 Jul 1870 at Thomas Co., Georgia.24 
Biography* Gardner was both a carpenter and a planter. He was also a Democrat, a Baptist and a Master of the Free and Accepted Masons, Leesburg Lodge. 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA who would like to communicate with other descendants.25 

Family

Caroline Jones (28 Apr 1815 - 18 Nov 1885)
Marriage*31 Dec 1836 He married Caroline Jones at Warren Co., Georgia, on 31 Dec 1836 at age 26.7,8 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
WLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited25 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    + Gardner Culpepper, 11 Dec 1811 – 22 May 1868
    + Caroline Culpepper, 23 Apr 1815 – 18 Nov 1885.

  2. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    p 279, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45.
  3. Nathan must have died sometime after his son Sterling (born 1825) was conceived but prior to 17 Apr 1827, when Culpepper's Orphans were Fortunate Drawers in the Land Lottery of 1827.
  4. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
    I came across an old card, written many years ago (between 1956, her husband's death, and 1967, her death) by Fannie Leila Culpepper Jolly, great-granddaughter of Nathan Culpepper. It is yellowed and hard to read. Some things she recorded are incorrect, based on research available since her death. But, it is interesting to note that she is specific in the dates of birth and death for Nathan. She recorded that he was born March 5, 1779 and died July 21, 1825. She also had the correct marriage date of May 27, 1806 (license May 26, 1806-my notation).
  5. State of Georgia Recorder Office, compiler, Georgia Land Lottery, 1827, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2072
    Culpepper's Orphans of Stewarts District, Warren Co., GA, drew lot 186-9 in Lee Co., GA, 17 Apr 1827.
  6. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 196, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Frances Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-29, 1 M20-30, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50.
  7. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Volume II, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 1.
    Page 212 from cited work, which credits p. 53 of the original registry of Warren Co. Marriages 1833-1848.
  8. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Gardner Culpepper and Caroline Jones on 31 Dec 1836 in Warren Co., GA.
  9. Estimated date of reloaction is based on the facts that Gardner and Caroline were founding members of Long Creek Baptist Church in Warren Co in July 1839 but then appeared in the census in Lee County in Jun 1840.
  10. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 219, Unk Twp, Talbot Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 2 F0-5, 1 F20-30.
  11. Correspondence from Ruth Allison Waldron Hill, (Collection of Letters between Hill and Hopkins), to Elizabeth Hopkins, 1950-1952, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 164,482.
  12. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    + W. H. Culpepper, 14 Feb 1845 – 5 Jan 1930, Co. B, 29th GA Inf.
    + Jane E. Culpepper, 22 Oct 1845 – 13 Apr 1924.
  13. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Volume II, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 1.
    Deed Book X, Pages 463-464 (Page 294 in ref. book).
  14. Gardner appeared in the 1840 census inTalbot County and in the 1850 census in Lee County. He is presumed to have relocated coincident with the Lee County boom.
  15. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 282, Family 175, District 50, Lee Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 38, M, Manager, RE=$200, GA
    Caroline Culpepper, 34, F, GA
    Nancy F. Culpepper, 12, F, GA
    Amanda Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    John G. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Wm H Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Mary A. M. Culpepper, 2, F, GA.
  16. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  17. 1853 relocation is based on the fact that in that year, Gardner and Caroline had only moved to Lee County in 1848, were still there at the time of the 1850 census, and then in 1853 they became founding members of a church in Thomas Co.
  18. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    James T. Culpepper, 20 Feb 1855 – 3 Dec 1935
    Bamah Reid Culpepper, 17 Dec 1857 – 18 Oct 1931.
  19. Thomas Co., GA Inventories & Appraisements, Book H, pages 111-115.
  20. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 24, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 49, M, GA, Farmer, $4,000/$11,000
    Caroline Culpepper, 45, F, GA
    J. G. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    W. H. Culpepper, 15, M, GA
    M. N. Culpepper, 13, F, GA
    S. G. Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    J. S. Culpepper, 4, M, GA.
    S. Brinkley, 12, M, GA.
  21. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    1860 Slave Schedule, Thomas Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 11 slaves: 38M, 33F, 26M, 23M, 20M, 18FO, 18F, 8MO, 6F, 4F, 3F.
  22. Frances Evans obituary in the Christian Index, 27 Mar 1861, Page 41, Columns 5&6.
  23. Cemetery marker inspected and photographed by Warren Culpepper in November 2003.
  24. Thomas Co., GA Letters of Guardianship, Book I-24.
  25. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Caroline Jones

Female, #9480, (28 Apr 1815 - 18 Nov 1885)
Father*Henry Y. Jones (s 1785 - Sep 1867)
Mother*Nancy Stewart (s 1792 - Sep 1867)
Birth*28 Apr 1815 Caroline was born at Warren Co., Georgia, on 28 Apr 1815.1,2 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Caroline and Ella was probably a free white female, age 15 and under 20, in Henry Y. Jones's household, on the 1830 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*31 Dec 1836 She married Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA at Warren Co., Georgia, on 31 Dec 1836 at age 21.4,5 
Married Name31 Dec 1836  As of 31 Dec 1836, her married name was Culpepper.4 
Church21 Jul 1839 Caroline and Gardner were founding members at Long Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 21 Jul 1839 (Received a letter of dismissal on 25 Nov 1848.) 
Relocationcirca Jan 1840 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA circa Jan 1840 at Talbot Co., Georgia.6 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Caroline was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Talbot Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of SonMar 1842 Her son John Gardner Culpepper was born in Mar 1842 at Talbot Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of Son14 Feb 1845 Her son William Henry Culpepper was born on 14 Feb 1845 at Talbot Co., Georgia.9 
Relocationcirca 1847 She, as a family member, accompanied Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA in relocating circa 1847 at Lee Co., Georgia; Historical background explaining the possible rationale for Gardner's move into and out of Lee County:
     In addition to fertile lands around Palmyra, the hammock lands northward along Kinchafooa and Muckalee Creeks were found to be rich. With increasing settlement and cultivation the pine high lands, on both sides of the territory drained by the Kinchafoona, Muckaloochee, and Muckalee Creeks, were found to be also almost equal to the hummocks in fertility. The soil of the county came to be considered as mostly fertile. Only the western part, having a reddish, thirsty, sandy soil, and a belt along the Flint River in the eastern part were found to be of inferior quality.
     Prospects of ready transportation by railroad through Macon and by steamboat from Albany to cotton markets throughout the world caused rapid transfer of the cotton-planting interests from the upper counties to Lee. Although the first steamboat reached Albany in 1837, the river was not used for much commercial navigation until after 1847 with the elimination of the worst shoal on the Flint River between Albany and Apalachicola. In 1848, the proposed railroad from Macon through Lee County to Albany had been legalized by sufficient subscriptions, including some from Lee County. The newspapers, the Southwestern Georgian (later the Albany Courier), founded in 1841, and the Albany Patriot, founded in 1845, also had some influence in publicizing the section for settlers." The June 30, 1847, issue of the Patriot had the following items:
     "We were shown on Monday last, two stalks of cotton from the plantation of Mr. Robert Thompson, of Lee County. One stalk was of the Grand Gulf Cotton... about six feet high, and had some eight or ten full grown bolls on it. We were assured that there were several bolls opened in the field from which this was taken. The other stalk was nearly six feet high, and had on it upwards of one hundred bolls and forms. It was not quite so forward on the other stalk. There is said to be two hundred acres of cotton on the same plantation as good as these specimens..."
     With such inducements large numbers of settlers came in from Liberty, Burk, Baldwin, and Putnam Counties. Rich plantations of hammock land grew up along the Kinchafoona and Muckalee Creeks. By 1849, the distribution of cultivated farming lands was shown by agricultural settlements to the north of Palmyra: Cotton Bluff (probably so named as a collection point for shipping cotton to Albany), Starkville with new settlers, Oceola and Chenuba, to the northwest, and Sumterville, to the northeast.
     Despite the transfer of a strip of this county's lands to Dooly County in 1842, population increased from 2,370 white and 2,706 black in 1840 to 3,025 white and 3,634 black, including 7 free black, in 1850. The white population was the largest the county has ever had. There were 387 farms, averaging seven whites with nine slaves to the farm, and 550 dwellings. Since the county contained 506 square miles or 323,841 acres, the landholdings in and adjacent to each farm average 837 acres. The major portion of the land was the unpeopled pine and swampy land surrounding the plantations. Real estate in the county had a tax valuation of $l,148,224, and an average sale value of $10 per acre. Personal estates, largely slaves, were valued at $2,207,702. Since there were 3,626 slaves, the average value per slave was about $600. The ordinary crop of a county planter was 100 to 2,000 bales of cotton. Average yield of the land per acre was 800 pounds of cotton, 20 bushels of corn, and 10 bushels of wheat. Little attention was paid to orchards.
     The history of farming in Lee County was probably similar to that generally of the cotton belt in southwestern Georgia. There was an influx of small farmers interested in growing cotton. Some chanced upon rich lands, others upon poor; some were near navigation, others were far; some were expert, vigorous, frugal and farsighted, others were slack, spendthrift or merely perhaps unlucky. Profits from efficiency and good fortune enabled some to buy slaves and then to buy neighboring lands and attain eventually the scale and rank of planters. For their added lands they, raid prices acceptable to those who heard the loud call of the West; but they could force no man to sell who was not so minded. There were several farmers to every planter, throughout the best cotton zone, each producing cotton in sturdy competition with his neighbor, great or small. "Divergencies were of continuous gradation from the wealthy to paupers." In the last instance only does Lee County differ. There is little record of poverty among the white people in Lee County before the War.
     Lee County's comparative wealth was due to early climatic conditions. The swampy lands interspersed in the county and the drinking water produced fevers among white people. The blacks, however, were immune to the fevers and thrived in the semi-tropical climate. The large white population of 1850 dwindled. Many sold their lands to those who had the financial resources to consolidate the lands into large plantations and to buy slaves to work them. Many of the owners lived away from their plantations, in Starkville, Palmyra, and in cities outside the county, such as Albany, Americus, and Macon. Agriculture was the county's only source of income, and slaves did this work. There were no possible opportunities to induce poor people to remain. By 1860, the white poulation was only 2,242, but the black had increased to 4,954.10 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Caroline, Nancy, Amanda, John, William and Mary was listed as a household member living with Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA on the 1850 Census at Lee Co., Georgia.11 
Birth of Son11 Mar 1851 Her son Sterling Gardner Culpepper (II) was born on 11 Mar 1851 at Lee Co., Georgia.12 
Relocationcirca 1853 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA circa 1853 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.13 
Church1853 Caroline and Gardner were founding members at Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia, in 1853. 
Birth of Son20 Feb 1855 Her son James Thomas Culpepper M.D. was born on 20 Feb 1855 at Thomas Co., Georgia.14 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Caroline, John, William, Mary, Sterling, James and Sterling was listed as a household member living with Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Thomas Co., Georgia.15 
Death of Son22 Jul 1864 Her son John Gardner Culpepper died on 22 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.8 
Death of FatherSep 1867 Her father Henry Y. Jones died in Sep 1867 at Thomas Co., Georgia.8 
Death of MotherSep 1867 Her mother Nancy Stewart died in Sep 1867 at Thomas Co., Georgia
Death22 May 1868 Caroline became a widow upon the death of her husband Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 22 May 1868.2 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Caroline was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.16 
Guardian*4 Jul 1870 She was appointed as guardian of Sterling Gardner Culpepper (II) and James Thomas Culpepper M.D. after the death of Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA on 4 Jul 1870 at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 4 Jul 1870 at Thomas Co., Georgia.17 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Caroline was listed as a mother in James Thomas Culpepper M.D.'s household on the 1880 Census at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.18 
Death*18 Nov 1885 She died at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 18 Nov 1885 at age 70.2 
Burial*circa 19 Nov 1885 Her body was interred circa 19 Nov 1885 at Summerhill Baptist Church Cemetery, Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia. Tombstone is a five foot tall obelisk with Culpepper on the front, Gardner's name and dates on one side and Caroline's name and dates on the other side..19,2 
Biography* From "The Story of Georgia", page 122: "Caroline, a native of Ireland, came to New Jersey with her family as a small girl. The family later settled in Warrington (Warrenton, Warren Co.), GA where she was wed." (Warren Culpepper comment: Even though I've included this quotation, I don't believe it except for the Warrenton part. There is no suppporting evidence for the Ireland or New Jersey heritage, and she appears to have been born in GA and her father born in GA or VA)

On 19 Apr 1833, the estate of Nathan Culpepper, Caroline's father-in-law, was appraised by Elijah Jones, Seaborn Jones, Henry Harris and John Veasey. (Caroline had a brother named Seaborn Jones.) 

Family

Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA (11 Dec 1810 - 22 May 1868)
Marriage*31 Dec 1836 She married Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA at Warren Co., Georgia, on 31 Dec 1836 at age 21.4,5 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited8 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. Whitehead of Isle of Wight, Southern Genealogies, CD-ROM Volume CD191, Whitehead family.
  2. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    + Gardner Culpepper, 11 Dec 1811 – 22 May 1868
    + Caroline Culpepper, 23 Apr 1815 – 18 Nov 1885.

  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA, page 227, Ancestry.com image 71 transcribed by Warren Culpepper
    Henry Jones, 1M5-9, 2M15-19, 1M40-49, 2F0-4, 1F5-9, 2F10-14, 2F15-19, 1F30-39.
  4. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Volume II, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 1.
    Page 212 from cited work, which credits p. 53 of the original registry of Warren Co. Marriages 1833-1848.
  5. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Gardner Culpepper and Caroline Jones on 31 Dec 1836 in Warren Co., GA.
  6. Estimated date of reloaction is based on the facts that Gardner and Caroline were founding members of Long Creek Baptist Church in Warren Co in July 1839 but then appeared in the census in Lee County in Jun 1840.
  7. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 219, Unk Twp, Talbot Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 2 F0-5, 1 F20-30.
  8. Correspondence from Ruth Allison Waldron Hill, (Collection of Letters between Hill and Hopkins), to Elizabeth Hopkins, 1950-1952, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 164,482.
  9. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    + W. H. Culpepper, 14 Feb 1845 – 5 Jan 1930, Co. B, 29th GA Inf.
    + Jane E. Culpepper, 22 Oct 1845 – 13 Apr 1924.
  10. Gardner appeared in the 1840 census inTalbot County and in the 1850 census in Lee County. He is presumed to have relocated coincident with the Lee County boom.
  11. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 282, Family 175, District 50, Lee Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 38, M, Manager, RE=$200, GA
    Caroline Culpepper, 34, F, GA
    Nancy F. Culpepper, 12, F, GA
    Amanda Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    John G. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    Wm H Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Mary A. M. Culpepper, 2, F, GA.
  12. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  13. 1853 relocation is based on the fact that in that year, Gardner and Caroline had only moved to Lee County in 1848, were still there at the time of the 1850 census, and then in 1853 they became founding members of a church in Thomas Co.
  14. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    James T. Culpepper, 20 Feb 1855 – 3 Dec 1935
    Bamah Reid Culpepper, 17 Dec 1857 – 18 Oct 1931.
  15. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 24, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 49, M, GA, Farmer, $4,000/$11,000
    Caroline Culpepper, 45, F, GA
    J. G. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    W. H. Culpepper, 15, M, GA
    M. N. Culpepper, 13, F, GA
    S. G. Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    J. S. Culpepper, 4, M, GA.
    S. Brinkley, 12, M, GA.
  16. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 100, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    Caroline Culpepper, 54, F, GA, $2,000/$1,069
    Sterling G. Culpepper, 19, M, GA
    James T. Culpepper, 15, M, GA.
  17. Thomas Co., GA Letters of Guardianship, Book I-24.
  18. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 461A, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    Jas. T. Culpepper, Self, S, Male, W, 25, GA/GA/GA, Physician
    Caroline Culpepper, Mother, W, Female, W, 65, GA, ---, ---, Housekeeper
    Ednie Walton, Other, S, Female, MU, 22, GA/GA/GA, Servant
    Louis Watson, Other, S, Male, B, 25, GA/---/---, Farm Hand.
  19. Cemetery marker inspected and photographed by Warren Culpepper in November 2003.