John F. Culpepper

Male, #2274, (17 May 1835 - 16 Aug 1902)
Father*Joel Culpepper (1 Apr 1802 - 1875)
Mother*Elizabeth Whittaker (c 1800 - 20 Aug 1863)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by John F. 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 May 1835 John was born at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 17 May 1835.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Joel Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Coweta Co., Georgia.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, John, Joel, Hudson, Elizabeth, Lucinda and Amos listed as a household member living with Joel Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Carroll Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*27 Jan 1857 He married Elizabeth Epsa Boone at Carroll Co., Georgia, on 27 Jan 1857 at age 21.4 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Carrollton, Carroll Co., Georgia.5 
Civil War*1862 He served in the War Between the States in 1862

     Company B, Seventh Regiment, Confederate Cavalry (Capt. L. J. Smith). 
Death of Mother20 Aug 1863 His mother Elizabeth Whittaker died on 20 Aug 1863 at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son9 Apr 1867 His son William H. Culpepper was born on 9 Apr 1867 at Carroll Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Son23 Oct 1868 His son William H. Culpepper died on 23 Oct 1868 at Carroll Co., Georgia.1 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 John, Elizabeth, Lula, Cornelia and Annie listed as a household member living with Joel Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.7 
Death of Father1875 His father Joel Culpepper died in 1875 at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia.8 
Photographed*say 1900 He was photographed say 1900 at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia.
John F. Culpepper
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia.9 
Death*16 Aug 1902 He died at Carroll Co., Georgia, on 16 Aug 1902 at age 67.1 
Burial*circa 18 Aug 1902 His body was interred circa 18 Aug 1902 at Culpepper Cemetery, Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* Biography written in 1895, while John was still living:
John F. Culpepper, Sr., Whitesburg, Carroll Co., Ga., son of Joel and Elizabeth (Whitaker) Culpepper, was born in Coweta County, Ga., May 17, 1835. His paternal grandfather, Malachi Culpepper, was one of the early settlers of Morgan county, and was a soldier in the revolutionary war. His maternal grandparents, John and Polly Whitaker (nee Holliway), were among the early settlers of Coweta county. His father was born in Morgan County, April 1, 1802, where he was reared, and lived until 1827, when he removed to Coweta county and settled in the woods. Mr. Culpepper was reared in Coweta county, and received a good common school education, earning the money himself that paid his school expenses one year. In 1855, he engaged as a clerk in a store in Carrollton, and after one year's experience "opened up" for himself, and continued in business until 1862, when he enlisted in Company B, Seventh regiment, Confederate cavalry (Capt. L. J. Smith). At the end of a year he hired a substitute, and entered into a contract with the secretary of war to gather material for the manufacture of ammunition for the armies, which contract continued until the surrender. After the war he entered mercantile life again in Newnan, Ga., and in 1877 lost everything, and went on the farm where he now lives. He made two starts in life, and failed to attain his end; but in his last undertaking, that of farming, he has succeeded beyond his most sanguine expectations, and rightly feels proud and exultant over his success. Mr. Culpepper was married in 1857 to Miss Epsie Boon—born in Carroll county—daughter of Jesse and Nancy (Lester) Boon, old settlers of the county. To them five children have been born—three living: Lucinda, wife of W. C. Branan; Anna, wife of T. E. Walten; and Vela. Mrs. Culpepper is a member of the Methodist church, and he is a royal arch Mason. Mr. Culpepper is a wide-awake, progressive farmer, and very much respected by all who know him.10 

Family

Elizabeth Epsa Boone (2 Jun 1838 - 8 Jan 1909)
Marriage*27 Jan 1857 He married Elizabeth Epsa Boone at Carroll Co., Georgia, on 27 Jan 1857 at age 21.4 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. "Culpepper Cemetery in Carroll Co., Georgia", The Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 14, Number 3, Fall Issue 1978.
    Ten-foot-tall square marker, "Culpepper" on base, sides three and four uninscribed:
    Side 1 -- John F. Culpepper / Born May 17, 1835 / Departed this life Aug. 16, 1902 in his 68th year / We'll join him in that heavenly land, no more to take the parting hand. Elizabeth E. Culpepper, Vela A. Culpepper
    Side 2 -- "Branan" on base:
    + Little Mary, infant dau. of J. F. & E. E. Culpepper, Born Sept. 21, 1865, Died Sept. 21, 1865
    + William H. , son of J. F. & E. E. Culpepper, Born April 9, 1867, Died Oct. 23, 1868
    + Cornelia dau. of J. F. & E. E. Culpepper, Born July 27, 1860, Died Jul 10 1876
    + Johny (sic) A., infant son of W. C. & L. I. Branan, Born Jan. 28, 1885, Died Jan. 30, 1885
    + Ethel F., dau. of W. C. & L. I. Branan, Born Sept. 6, 1879, Died Oct. 27, 1886
    + Bernie E., Dau. of W. C. & L. I. Branan, Born June 12, 1883, Died Nov. 4, 1886.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 334, District 4, Coweta Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F10-15, 2 F15-20, 1 F30-40.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 13A (Image 25), 11th Division, Carroll Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, 48, M, Farmer, $1,000, GA
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 50, F, NC
    Hudson Culpepper, 24, M, GA, Instructor
    Lucinda Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel A. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Mary A. Culpepper, 13, F, GA
    Amos R. Bellows, 10, M, AL.
  4. Jenny Martin Fagg, compiler, Index to Marriage Licenses, Carroll County, Georgia, 1827-1980, Volumes 1 & 2, Houston, TX: JMF Publications, 1984, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Book: 975.839.
    John F. Culpepper and Epsey E. Boone on 27 Jan 1857 in Carroll Co., GA, Book B-174.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 425, Carrollton, Carroll Co., GA
    John F. Culpepper, 25, M, Merchant, $1,800/$1,800, GA
    Epsy E. Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 2, F, GA
    Henry J. Boon, 24, M, Merchant, GA
    Thomas S. Watson, 27, M, Merchant, GA.
  6. Brent H. Holcombe, Marriage & Death Notices - Southern Christian Advocate, Vol. II, 1861-1867.
    p 134.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 239A, Family 1534, Carrollton PO, Carroll Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, 68, M, Farmer, $---/$1000, GA
    John F. Culpepper, 35, M, Dry Goods Merchant, $5000/$6000, GA
    Hepsay Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Lucinda Culpepper, 12, F, GA
    Caroline Culpepper, 10, F, GA
    Annie Culpepper, 7, F, GA
    Mary A. Garrison, 25, F, GA.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 78B (12), Family 27, District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    John F. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 45, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Epsey Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 42, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Annie L. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 17, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Delia E. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 8, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Nancy Boon, MotherL, F, Wd, 68, --- , GA/SC/GA
    William Dickson, Other, M, Md, Black, 20, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    Ellen Dickson, Other, F, Md, Black, 20, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    George Dent, Other, M, S, Mulatto, 20, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    William Millimer, Other, M, S, Black, 30, Laborer, GA/GA/GA.
  9. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 3, Page 66A (12), Family 194, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    John F. Culpepper, Head, M, May 1835, 65, md 43 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (ID: 2274)
    Epsy E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Jun 1838, 61, md 43 yrs, ch 6/3, GA/GA/GA
    Elizabeth Culpepper, Dau, F, Sep 1872, 27, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  10. Southern Historical Association (1895), compiler, Georgia Memoirs (2 volumes), Online database at Ancestry.com, 2003.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7119&offerid=0%3a679%3a0
    Volume I, pages 417-418.
  11. "Culpepper Cemetery in Carroll Co., Georgia", The Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 14, Number 3, Fall Issue 1978.
    Flat slab at ground level:
    Vela A., daughter of J. F. & E. E. Culpepper / Sept. 19, 1872 / July 16, 1917
    She has gone to her home in heaven, and all her afflictions are over.