John L. Culpepper

Male, #32276, (13 Jan 1822 - 24 Feb 1862)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA (12 Mar 1795 - 6 Dec 1839)
Mother*Nancy Corley (c 1798 - 22 Mar 1860)
Birth*13 Jan 1822 John was born at Lexington District, South Carolina, on 13 Jan 1822. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Charles and John was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10, in Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA's household, on the 1830 Census at Crawford Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Father6 Dec 1839 His father Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA died on 6 Dec 1839 at Crawford Co., Georgia
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 John listed as a household member on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Morgan Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Mother22 Mar 1860 His mother Nancy Corley died on 22 Mar 1860 at Coweta Co., Georgia
Civil War*between 1861 and 1862 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1862

     According records of the Commissioner of Pensions, Atlanta, GA, John enlisted 18 Mar 1861. He served as a private in Company A, 1st (Ramsey's) GA Infantry, CSA, during the Civil War. He was killed at Winchester, VA 24 Feb 1862. 
Death*24 Feb 1862 He died at Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia, on 24 Feb 1862 at age 40. 
Biography* John L. Culpepper's birth was recorded in the Family Bible of his sister, Mrs. I. W. (Sarah A. B. Culpepper) Sims:
_______________John L. Culpepper born _______________13 January, 1822
     POSSIBLY John L. Culpepper was named for his paternal and maternal grandfathers, John for John Culpepper, and POSSIBLY L. for Lawrence Corley. In the 1850 census, John's place of birth was given as Georgia although his younger brother, Charles W. Culpepper, listed his own place of birth as South Carolina. Unfortunately, neither the Joel Culpepper nor the John Culpepper family has been found in the 1820 census. The John Culpepper family is believed to have been in South Carolina at least until 1823 when John Culpepper sold the land "where I now live" in Edgefield District, SC. John L. Culpepper might have given Georgia as a place of birth since that is where he spent his childhood whereas his younger brother, Charles William, was living near their mother in the 1850 census and he might have gotten the information from her. A granddaughter of C. W. Culpepper, Mrs. W. B. (M. Louise Culpepper) Broach, in a 27 Sep 1978 letter specified that John L. Culpepper's younger brother, Charles William, was born in Lexington District, SC which is where the Corley family was found in 1810 and 1820 census records. If this is correct, then this was probably John L. Culpepper's place of birth as well. In the 1830 census, John L. was living with his parents in Crawford Co., GA. The family has not been located in the 1840 census. However, since John L. Culpepper's father, Joel, died in Crawford Co., GA in Dec 1839, the family is presumed to have been in Crawford Co., GA until then. At some point, the family moved to Coweta Co., GA where the widowed Nancy (Corley) Culpepper has been found with her younger children in the 1850 census. By 1850, John L. Culpepper had moved to Morgan Co., GA where he was recorded in the 1850 census working as a clerk. Unfortunately, he has not been found in the 1860 census so there is no way to verify the place of birth.
     According records of the Commissioner of Pensions, Atlanta, GA, John enlisted 18 Mar 1861. He served as a private in Company A, 1st (Ramsey's) GA Infantry, CSA, during the Civil War. He was killed at Winchester, VA 24 Feb 1862. His death was also recorded in the I. W. Sims Family Bible:
______John L Culpepper ______departed this lif March ________in the Year of our Lorde 1862.
Possibly this was when the family received the news of his death. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 410, Crawford Co., GA
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F30-40.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 346B, District 62, Morgan Co., GA
    A. W. Gaza, 48, M, GA, Overseer, GA
    William D. Gaza, 9, M, GA
    Dewitt C. Gaza, 7, M, GA
    John L. Culpepper, 29, M, GA.