John Culpepper

Male, #137, (17 Nov 1844 - 23 Nov 1924)
Father*Robert W. Culpepper (c 1814 - 5 Jun 1878)
Mother*Martha Martin (c 1820 - )
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by John 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*17 Nov 1844 John was born at Jasper Co., Georgia, on 17 Nov 1844.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Martha, Ann, Mary, Stephen, John and Thomas listed as a household member living with Robert W. Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.2 
Civil War*between 1863 and 1865 John Culpepper, enlisted 16 Mar 1863 at Athens, LA, as a Pvt. in Co. C of the 19th Regiment of the Louisiana Infantry. He was captured 25 Nov 1863 at the Battle of Missionary Ridge and taken prisoner to Rock Island Prison camp in Illinois. He was a "Galvanized Yankee", joining the Union Army while a prisoner. He enlisted in the Frontier Service, U.S. Army, Co. E , 2nd US Volunteers on Oct. 6, 1864 and served until discharged on Nov.7, 1865.
     From the records it appears all of his Union service was in Kansas. The United States encouraged these men to join by promising them freedom without having to fight against their homeland. The prison camps were insufferable and I wonder how many of us today could stand what these men went through. Then, after serving and drawing a pension a few years in his old age, the government withdrew the pension on the basis that these men had not helped to put down the rebellion. It was later restored by an act of Congress.3 
Marriage*19 May 1869 He married Sarah A. M. Liggin at Union Parish, Louisiana, on 19 May 1869 at age 24.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1872 His son James L. Culpepper was born circa 1872 at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana
Death of Father5 Jun 1878 His father Robert W. Culpepper died on 5 Jun 1878 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.5 
Land Grant/Patent*1884 Land was granted to John Culpepper in 1884 at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana,

40 acres.6 
Land Grant/Patent1893 Land was granted to John Culpepper in 1893 at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana,

120 acres.7 
1900 Census*1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.8 
1910 Census*1910 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Union Co., Arkansas.9 
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Junction City, Union Co., Arkansas
Death*23 Nov 1924 He died at Junction City, Union Co., Arkansas, on 23 Nov 1924 at age 80.10 
Burial*circa 24 Nov 1924 His body was interred circa 24 Nov 1924 at Roselawn Cemetery, Junction City, Union Co., Arkansas
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of John Culpepper who would like to communicate with other descendants.3 

Family

Sarah A. M. Liggin (20 Aug 1854 - 10 Dec 1930)
Marriage*19 May 1869 He married Sarah A. M. Liggin at Union Parish, Louisiana, on 19 May 1869 at age 24.4 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. Susie Brown has 17 Nov 1845.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 110A-B, 22nd Twp, 3rd Ward, Claiborne Parish, LA
    Robert Culpepper, 36, M, Teacher, VA
    Martha Culpepper, 29, F, GA
    Jane Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, 10, F, GA
    Stephen Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    John Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Thomas L. Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  3. E-mail written 1999 - 2006 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Susie Brown, Junction City, AR, e-mail address.
  4. Jordan Dodd / Liahona Research, compiler, Louisiana Marriage Records, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5228.htm
    John Culpepper and Sarah A. M. Liggin, 19 May 1869, Union Parish, LA.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    6th Ward, Page 32D, Lincoln Parish, LA
    John Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 34, GA/VA/GA, Farmer
    Sarah A. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 25, LA/GA/AR
    Martha O. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 10, LA/GA/LA
    James L. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 8, LA/GA/LA.
  6. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    John Culpepper, 1884 Lincoln/Union Parish, 40.2800 acres/10638238.
  7. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    John Culpepper, 1893 Lincoln/Union Parish, 0.0000 acres/13724680
    John Culpepper, 1893 Lincoln/Union Parish, 0.0000 acres/13725204
    John Culpepper, 1893 Lincoln/Union Parish, 120.6900 acres/13724942.
  8. ED 63, sheet 17.
  9. ED 134, sheet 63, line 5.
  10. Arkansas Death Index Books, 1914 -- 1948.