Nancy Caroline Culpepper

Female, #32362, (18 Jan 1820 - 23 Nov 1886)
Father*Daniel Peek Culpepper (23 Apr 1800 - 25 Oct 1825)
Mother*Mary Ann Corley (c 1800 - 12 Jun 1851)
Birth*18 Jan 1820 Nancy was born at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 18 Jan 1820. 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Nancy was probably a free white female, under the age of 10, in Daniel Peek Culpepper's household, on the 1820 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina.1 
Death of Father25 Oct 1825 Her father Daniel Peek Culpepper died on 25 Oct 1825 at Baldwin Co., Georgia
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Nancy was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 15, in Mary Ann Corley's household, on the 1830 Census at Monroe Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is a Male 30-40..2 
Land Lottery1832 She had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Talbot Co., Georgia,
lot 975/19/3 in what became Paulding Co., GA.3 
Married Name2 Dec 1836  As of 2 Dec 1836, her married name was Cooper. 
Marriage*2 Dec 1836 She married David George Cooper Jr. at Upson Co., Georgia, on 2 Dec 1836 at age 16.4 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Nancy and Mary listed as a household member living with David George Cooper Jr. on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Mother12 Jun 1851 Her mother Mary Ann Corley died on 12 Jun 1851 at Talbot Co., Georgia.6 
Census1870 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Colquitt Co., Georgia, in 1870. 
Death of Spouse22 Feb 1886 Her husband David George Cooper Jr. died on 22 Feb 1886 at Colquitt Co., Georgia.7 
Death*23 Nov 1886 She died at Colquitt Co., Georgia, on 23 Nov 1886 at age 66. 
Burial*circa 24 Nov 1886 Her body was interred circa 24 Nov 1886 at Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery, near, Berlin, Colquitt Co., Georgia.8 
Biography* Census: 1880 Colquitt Co., GA. \GMD 1020 14-21 (Nancy C. 60 SC SC SC in hh of David Cooper).\
      In the 1850 census, Nancy Caroline was listed as "Caroline." in the 1870 and 1880 census records she was listed as "Nancy" or "Nancy C." She was listed as "Nancy C. Cooper" on her tombstone. She was probably named Nancy after her grandmother, Nancy Culpepper, and she might have been named Caroline for her place of birth. She was noted as a female 0-10 years of age with her parents in the 1820 census of Edgefield District, SC. In "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written 8 Oct 1942 by Rev. George Bright Culpepper, he noted that "Caroline" was five years old when her father died and that "she married a man named Cooper, who moved to Colquitt County, Georgia about the year 1857." In the 1830 census of Monroe Co., GA, although Nancy Caroline was not yet married, she was not listed in the household of her widowed mother, Mary. Perhaps she was overlooked by the census taker or perhaps she was visiting relatives at the time of the census. By 1850 census, Nancy Caroline's mother was recorded living with her now married daughter in the household of David G. Cooper in Talbot Co., GA census records. The Cooper family apparently moved on to Colquitt Co., GA and was noted there in census records in 1870 and 1880. 
Reunion*8 Jul 2006 The families of David George Cooper, Jr. held their reunion in Moultrie, GA at the Western Sizzler on Saturday, 9 July 2005. Visiting and renewing friendship began with a prayer followed by dinner and continued discussions of past activities and new business, electing Shirley Harrell as Secretary, Janice Tucker as Treasurer, and William C. Peters as President. The next reunion was set for Moultrie, GA, at the Western Sizzler on Saturday, 8 July 2006. For more information, contact Ken Cooper at e-mail address.9 


David George Cooper Jr. (23 Aug 1818 - 22 Feb 1886)
Marriage*2 Dec 1836 She married David George Cooper Jr. at Upson Co., Georgia, on 2 Dec 1836 at age 16.4 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Dec 2007


  1. Unknown Townships, Edgefield District, SC
    Daniel Culpepper, page 127, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves
    Drury Culpepper, page 120, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45, 1 slave
    Joicy Culpepper, page 83, 1 M45+, 1F16-26, 1 F45+, 7 slaves.
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 194, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F20-30.
  3. Rev. S. Emmett Lucas Jr., The 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
    Daniel P. Culpepper's Orphans, Sealeys District, Talbot Co., GA, drew lot 975/19/3 in what became Paulding Co., GA, 1832.
  4., compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at, 1997.
    Nancy C. Culpepper and David Cooper on 2 Dec 1836 in Upson Co., GA.
  5. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 314, 15th District, Talbot Co., GA
    David G. Cooper, 33, M, Farmer, GA
    Caroline (Culpepper) Cooper, 30, F, GA
    Daniel Cooper, 12, M, GA
    Thomas Cooper, 10, M, GA
    Elizabeth Cooper, 8, F, GA
    Emila Cooper, 5, F, GA
    Frances Cooper, 1, F, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 50, F, GA.
  6. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 239 25 Jul 1851 issue.
  7. Register of Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, Betty Lee Collins Hale to Lew Griffin, Nov 1978.
    has 3 Feb 1886.
  8. Cemetery Census,"Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery," Warner Robins GA; F.D. & Lee Collins Hale, reader.
    No 95.
  9. E-mail written 2002-2005 to Lew Griffin from Ken Cooper, e-mail address.