John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS

Male, #3236, (say 1794 - circa 1840)
Father-Ado0*Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS1 (s 1764 - 1837)
Mother-Ado0*Mary Stokes1 (7 Oct 1757 - b Apr 1843)
DNA* DNA testing of descendants of different sons of John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS show that the descendants are related to each other but not to the mainline of Culpeppers. However, John's descendants are related to two different individuals with the surname of Shelton. At one time, John was though to be the biological son of Rev. John Culpepper Jr. Since Rev. John had another son named John (of Lawrence Co., MS), it is possible that the John of Marion County was adopted by Rev. John.2 
Birth*say 1794 John was born at Washington Co., Georgia, say 1794.3 
Deed*May 1812 He was party to a deed in May 1812 at Hancock Co., Mississippi,

John Culpepper, Sen., claimant, Oct 1819, John Culpepper, Jun., original claimant, Spring 1812, On south side of Taylor's Creek.4 
Marriage*circa 1819 He married Keziah Taylor at Hancock Co., Mississippi, circa 1819. 
Deed*Oct 1819 He was granted a deed by Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS in Oct 1819 at Hancock Co., Mississippi,

John Culpepper, Sen., claimant, Oct 1819, John Culpepper, Jun., original claimant, Spring 1812, On south side of Taylor's Creek.4 
Tax roll*1820 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1820.5 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Hancock Co., Mississippi. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 M0-10.3 
Tax roll1824 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1824.6 
Birth of Soncirca 1825 His son John Abb Culpepper was born circa 1825 at Hancock Co., Mississippi.7 
Birth of Soncirca 1826 His son William Culpepper of Bosque Co. TX was born circa 1826 at Hancock Co., Mississippi.8 
Birth of Soncirca 1828 His son James E. Culpepper was born circa 1828 at Hancock Co., Mississippi.9 
Tax roll1828 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1828.10 
Relocation*circa 1830 He relocated circa 1830 at Marion Co., Mississippi; Around 1830, the part of Hancock County where the Culpeppers lived became part of an expanded Marion Co., Mississippi. In 1890, this area became part of Pearl River Co. 
Tax roll*between 1831 and 1833 A John Culpepper was listed in the 1831 and 1833 Personal Tax Rolls for Hinds County, MS, but it is not known whether this was John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS or John Culpepper of Lawrence Co., MS. Most likely it was the latter. 
Birth of Soncirca 1835 His son Hiram Culpepper was born circa 1835 at Marion Co., Mississippi.11 
Birth of Soncirca 1838 His son Andrew Culpepper was born circa 1838 at Marion Co., Mississippi.11 
Death*circa 1840 He died circa 1840
It is likely that John died after his daughter Fanny was conceived but before her birth and before the move of Keziah and their children to Covington Co., MS. 
Deed17 Dec 1840 The following action taken by the tax collector of Marion Co., Mississippi on 17 Dec 1840 probably occurred after John's death:
     "David Summers, Tax collector, having assessed cert. in tracts claimed in the name of JOHN CULPEPPER, one, and the other in the name of Thomas Anderson held by right of donation as the property of the estate of Solomon and Joseph Ford, assignees of JOHN CULPEPPER and Thoma Anderson -- said tracts containing one 500 acres and the other 671 acres -- held in joint tenancy for the years 1838 -- 1839 and which assessment on the part of the said estate of Solomon Ford along with claims of Robert Jones and Gabriel Blackburn and other collectors from 1832 to 1837 amounts to $47.04 on the part of Solomon Ford's Estate (Adm. having paid taes on Joseph Ford's Estate) -- Have seized the Solomon Ford Estate and offer for sale for taxes and cost -- land in SW quarter of sec. 29, and S half of Sec. 30, T 1, R 17 W, 507.14 acres bounded N. by Hennegar's claim, E by pine woods, S. by Davenport, and W by Pearl River. Struck off to Ebenezer Ford (Adm. of Joseph Ford Estate) as the purchaser having bid $48 which was the highest and last bid. Dated June 17, 1840."12 

Family

Keziah Taylor (circa 1801 - after 1860)
Marriage*circa 1819 He married Keziah Taylor at Hancock Co., Mississippi, circa 1819. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Orphan / John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 May 2013

Citations

  1. Since DNA testing precludes John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS descending from the mainline Culpeppers, we assume that he probably was adopted by Rev. John Culpepper, Jr. of Hancock Co., MS and his wife Mary Stokes.
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 42, Genealogy.com image 1, Unknown Township, Hancock Co., MS
    John Culpepper, 1 M45+, 1 F45+, 1 slave
    John Culpepper, Jr., 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves
    Samp Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves.
  4. Walter Lowrie - Secretary of State and Walter S. Franklin - Clerk of the House of Reps., compiler, American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Volume III (4 Dec 1815 - 27 May 1824), Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1994, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 R2ag 1994 v.3.
    "A list of actual settlers in the district east of Pearl River, in Louisiana...", page 444.
  5. Hancock County Tax Records, 1820
    John Culpepper, Sr.
    John Culpepper, Jr.
    Sampson Culpepper.
  6. Hancock County Tax Records, 1824
    John Culpepper.
  7. John Abb's place of birth is from his military record. The 1850 census indicates he was born in Alabama.
  8. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 451. Unk Twp, Washington Parish, LA
    W. Culpepper, 23, M, Farmer, $100, MS
    Nancy Culpepper, 23, F, MS
    ? Culpepper, 2 M, LA
    ? Culpepper, 2/12, F, LA
    Disa Waller, 21, F, MS.
  9. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 44, Family 282, Lines 15-30, Not Stated, Covington Co., MS
    Miles B. Turner, 48, M, saddle and harness maker, VA
    Mary W. Turner, 36, F, GA
    Sarah W. Turner, 16, F, MS
    Martha E. Turner, 13, F, MS
    James F. Turner, 14, M, MS
    Amanda L. Turner, 9, F, MS
    William H. Turner, 7, M, MS
    Allen P. Turner, 5, M, MS
    Louis M. Turner, 2, M, MS
    McGruda Bryant, 16, M, asst. to saddler, MS
    Erastus J. Bryant, 13, M, MS
    William W. Selp(?), 25, M, saddler, LA
    James E. Culpepper, 21, M, saddler, MS
    William Beavess(?), 37, M, laborer, GA
    Salina Watts, 14, F, MS
    Dicy Watts, 11, F, MS.
  10. Hancock County Tax Records, 1828
    John Culpepper.
  11. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 338, Gen.com Image 6, Unk Twp, Livingston Parish, LA
    Kisiah Culpepper, 46, F, GA
    Hiram Culpepper, 14, M, MS
    Andrew Culpepper, 11, M, MS
    Frances Culpepper, 9, F, MS.
  12. E. Russ Williams, Jr., Abstracts of Deeds, Marion Co., MS, p. 87-88, from p. 197-198 in original book.