John Francis Culpepper

Male, #32368, (29 Aug 1825 - 26 Dec 1916)
Father*Daniel Peek Culpepper (23 Apr 1800 - 25 Oct 1825)
Mother*Mary Ann Corley (c 1800 - 12 Jun 1851)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by John Francis 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*29 Aug 1825 John was born at Baldwin Co., Georgia, on 29 Aug 1825. 
Employment* John's occupation: farmer. 
Death of Father25 Oct 1825 His father Daniel Peek Culpepper died on 25 Oct 1825 at Baldwin Co., Georgia
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 John was probably a free white male, age under 5, in Mary Ann Corley's houshold, on the 1830 Census at Monroe Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is a Male 30-40..1 
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Talbot Co., Georgia,
lot 975/19/3 in what became Paulding Co., GA.2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Mary Ann Corley's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Upson Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Mother12 Jun 1851 His mother Mary Ann Corley died on 12 Jun 1851 at Talbot Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*circa 1852 He married Elizabeth Garrett ? circa 1852. 
Marriage*3 Nov 1858 He married Lucy N. Caldwell at Cass Co., Texas, on 3 Nov 1858 at age 33.5 
Deed*23 Nov 1858 He was granted a deed on 23 Nov 1858 at Cass Co., Texas.6 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Cass Co., Texas.7 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Company G, Morgan's Regiment, Texas Cavalry.8 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Johnson Co., Texas.9 
Birth of SonNov 1883 His son Luther Lockett was born in Nov 1883 at Texas.10 
Death of Spouse5 Nov 1891 His wife Lucy N. Caldwell died on 5 Nov 1891 at Johnson Co., Texas
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas.10 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 John was listed as a father in Luther Lockett's household on the 1910 Census at Johnson Co., Texas.11 
Death*26 Dec 1916 He died at Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas, on 26 Dec 1916 at age 91.12 
Burial*27 Dec 1916 His body was interred on 27 Dec 1916 at Price's Chapel Cemetery, 5 mi. E of, Cleburne, Johnson Co., Texas
Biography* John Francis would only have been a couple of months old when his father died. He was apparently listed with his mother, Mary (Corley) Culpepper, in the 1830 and 1840 census records but in 1850, his mother was living with her daughter Caroline and Caroline's husband, David G. Cooper. John F. Culpepper was not listed in the household and an 1850 census record for him has not been found.
      Rev. George Bright Culpepper wrote in "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" a 25 page typed manuscript completed 8 Oct 1942: My uncle, John Francis Culpepper, was twice married but left no children. His wifes were sisters. He died in Cleburn, Texas, after 1900.
      John Francis had apparently moved to Texas by 1853, when he was mentioned in a letter written by his grandfather, John Culpepper, as having "gone West." John Francis has not been found on the 1860 [there was a "J. F. Culpper" in Cass Co., TX in 1860] or 1870 census, but served in Company G, Morgan's Regiment, Texas Cavalry, during the Civil War. According to his Confederate pension application, he moved to Cleburne, Johnson County about 1873. He inherited the Culpepper trait of longevity, living to be 91 years of age.
      The following is the Confederate Pension Application of J.F. Culpepper, Comptroller's File No. [B] 2298 approved 4 Oct 1899 by Wm. J. Swain, Pension Clerk and which was obtained by Betty Lee Collins Hale: ________________________FORM No. 1. APPLICATION of Indigent Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension under tbe Act of May 12, 1899. THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson ___
To the Honorable County Judge of Johnson County, Texas.
      Your petitioner, J. F. Culpepper respectfully represents that he is a resident citizen of Johnson County, in the State of Texas, and that he makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a pension under thc act passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State of Texas, and approved May 12, A. D. 1899, the same being an act entitled "An act to carry into effect the amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing that aid may be granted to disabled and dependent Confederate soldiers, sailors, and their widows under certain conditions, and to make an appropriation therefor," and I do solemnly swear that the answers I have given to the following questions are true. NOTE--Applicant must make answer to all of the following questions, and such answers must be written out plainly in ink. Q. What is your name? Answer J. F. Culpepper Q. What is your age? Answer 74 Q. In what County do you reside? Answer Johnson Q. How long have you resided in said County and what is your post office address? Answer 26 years Cleborne Q. Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate Pension Law heretofore, and been rejected? If so state when and where. Answer No Q. What is your occupation if able to engage in one? Answer Farming Q. What is your physical condition? Answer very feeble Q. If your physical condition is such that you are unable by your own labor to earn a support, state what caused such disability. Answer old age Q. State in what company and regiment you enlisted in the Confederate army, and the time of your service? Answer Co G Morgans Batallion 1862 to 1865 Q. If you served in the Confederate navy state when and where, and the time of your service. Answer __________ Q. State whether or not you have received any pension or veteran donation land certificate under any previous law, and if you answer in the the affirmative state what pension or veteran donation land certificate you have received. Answer No Q. What real and personal property do you now own, and what is the present value of such property? Give list of such property and value. Answer 2 horses of the value of $40.00, Buggy $10.00 - 2 cows $30.00 - 8 head of hogs $10.00, house hold & kitchen furniture worth $50.00 Q. What property, and what was the value thereof have you sold or conveyed within two years prior to the date of this application? Answer No Q. What income, if any, do you receive? Answer None Q. Are you in indigent circumstances; that is, are you in actual want, and destitute of property and means of subsistence? Answer I am Q. Are you unable by your labor to earn a support? Answer I am unable Q. Have you transferred to others any property of value of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? Answer No Q. Did you ever desert the Confederacy? Answer No Q. Have you been continuously since the first day of January, 1880, a bona fide resident citizen of this State? Answer Yes
      Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for pension be approved and that such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law. _____(Signature of Applicant) /s/ J._F._Culpepper Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11 day of July A. D. 1899 ________________/s/ W._D._McKay _____[SEAL]_____County Judge Johnson County, Texas ________________AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESSES. (Note--There must be at least two credible witnesses.) THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson ___ _____ Before me, W. D. McKay County Judge of Johnson County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared B. F. Hill & J. C. Shetter who are personally known to me to be credible citizens, who being by me duly sworn on oath, state that they personally know that the said J. F. Culpepper the above named applicant for a pension, and that they personally know that the said J. F. Culpepper enlisted in the service of the Confederacy, and performed the duties of a soldier (or sailor) as claimed by him in the above and foregoing application, and that they further know that he, the said applicant, is unable to support himself by labor of any sort. _____(Signature of Witness) /s/ B. F. Hill _____(Signature of Witness) /s/ J. C. Shetter _____(Signature of Witness) _____(Signature of Witness) Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11 day July A. D. 1899 ________________/s/ W. D. McKay _____[SEAL]_____County Judge Johnson County, Texas. ______________AFFIDAVIT OF PHYSICIAN THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson ________Before me W. D. McKay County Judge of Johnson County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared Dr. L. L. Harris , who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, who being by me duly sworn on oath, states that he has carefully and thoroughly examined J. F. Culpepper applicant for a pension, and finds him laboring under the following disabilities which render him unable to labor at any work or calling sufficient to earn a support for himself: Left-leg broken 4 or 5 inches above ankle, causing lamness. Hydrocele of left testicle _____(Signature of Physician) /s/ L L Harris Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14 day of July A. D. 1899 ___________/s/ W._D._McKay _____[SEAL]_County Judge Johnson County, State of Texas ______________CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY JUDGE. THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson ________I, W. D. McKay County Judge of Johnson County, State of Texas, do hereby certify that on the 14 day of July A. D. 1899 , before me came on to be heard the application of J. F. Culpepper for application under the Confederate Pension Law of this State, approved May 12, 1899; that the answers of said applicant to the questions propounded were made under oath as the same appear in writing in the foregoing application; that the affidavits of the witnesses who are credible citizens were made before me as the same hereinbefore appear, and that the foregoing affidavit of Doctor L. L. Harris who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, was made before me. I also certify that the said applicant J. F. Culpepper , is not an inmate of the Texas Confederate Home, nor otherwise disqualified under the provision of Section 12, of the Confederate Pension Law. I further certify that after considering all the proceedings had before me relative to the said application for a pension by the said J. F. Culpepper I find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and I hereby approve said application. Witness by my hand and seal of office at Cleburne Tx this 14 .day of July A. D. 1899 ____________/s/ W._D._McKay _____[SEAL]_County Judge County, State of Texas. _______________CERTIFICATE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. THE STATE OF TEXAS,_ COUNTY OF Johnson _______We, the undersigned members of the Commissioners Court of Johnson County, Texas, hereby certify that the foregoing application of J. F. Culpepper for a pension,together with the proof in support thereof, was duly submitted by Hon. W. D. McKay County Judge of this Johnson County, to the Commissioners Court of this Johnson County, at a regular term thereof on the 14 day of Aug A. D. 1899 and after careful consideration of the same we hereby approve said application. Witness our hands and seal of office at Cleburne Texas this 14 day of Aug A. D. 1899 ______________________________/s/ J. H. Friun ______________________________/s/ A. Dickie (Signatures of Commissioners) /s/ T. F. Broxson(?) _____[SEAL]___________________/s/ N. F. Watts
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Butler Herald Vol. 18, No. 17, 20 March 1894
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"John F. Culpepper, who has been visiting his brother, Dr. J. M. Culpepper, leaves for his home in TX."
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      Rev. George Bright Culpepper in "ONE FAMILY - CULPEPPER" written 8 Oct 1942 noted: My uncle, John Francis Culpepper, was twice married but left no children. His wives were sisters. He died in Cleburn[e, Johnson Co.], Texas, after 1900.
      John F. Culpepper was listed in the 1900 census of Johnson Co., TX. His adopted son, Luther Lockett, (Nov 1883 TX) was living with him. In the 1910 census of Johnson, Co., TX, Luther L. Culpepper, was listed as the head-of-household and John F. Culpepper was noted living with his adopted son. Betty Lee Collins Hale copied the following obituary from Cleburne Daily Enterprise for Thursday, 28 Dec 1916: John F. Culpepper Dies Here Yesterday The death of John F. Culpepper, a beloved and aged Johnson County pioneer occured at Price's Chapel yesterday morning at 11:45 o'clock. The funeral was held this afternonn at 2 o'clock Rev. Mr. Nelms conducting the service at Price's Chapel. "Uncle Johnnie," as he was lovingly called by his numerous friends, is not survived by any children of his own, but by Luther Lockett, an adopted son whom he greatly beloved and to whom this loss will be a very sad one. The Enterprise extends sympathy to the bereaved son, to whom the aged pioneer, who had reached his 91st birthday represented one of his dearest earthly ties.
      The Cleburne Morning Review for Thursday 28 Dec 1916 provided the same information adding that John Francis Culpepper had lived in the community for 40 years and that "Mrs. Culpepper" had died 25 years ago.
      Betty Lee Collins Hale obtained Death Certificate #28415 which gave the cause of death as "Cerysipelas of left arm - duration: 8 days." 

Family 1

Elizabeth Garrett ? (circa 1830 - )
Marriage*circa 1852 He married Elizabeth Garrett ? circa 1852. 

Family 2

Lucy N. Caldwell (11 Nov 1843 - 5 Nov 1891)
Marriage*3 Nov 1858 He married Lucy N. Caldwell at Cass Co., Texas, on 3 Nov 1858 at age 33.5 

Family 3

Child
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 194, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F20-30.
  2. 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.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 34, District 589, Upson Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 1 F30-40.
  4. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 239 25 Jul 1851 issue.
  5. Book 2, Page 181.
  6. Texas General Land Office, compiler, Texas Land Title Abstracts: Abstracts of all original Texas Land Titles comprising Grants and Locations, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112
    Grantee: John F. Culpepper; Patentee: John F. Culpepper; 23 Nov 1858; 320 acres; Cass Co., TX.
  7. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 398B, Family 428, Beat 5, Courtland PO, Cass Co., TX
    J. F. Culpepper, 45, M, Farmer, RE=$160, PE=$350, GA (ID: 32368)
    L. Culpepper, 17, M [sic], AL.
  8. Linda Mearse, compiler, Confederate Indigent Families Index, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
    http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/cif/index.html
    J. F. Culpeper, Davis Co., TX.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 80, Sheet 8, Pg 232D, Pct 1, Johnson Co., TX
    John F. Culpepper, Head, M, 54, M, GA SC SC, Farmer
    Lucy N. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, AL n/a GA
    Mary Sager, Servant, F, 26, S, Black, M, TX n/a n/a
    Silla Sager, F, 5, S, Mulatto, TX n/a TX
    Buck Sager, M, 2, S, Mulatto, TX n/a TX
    George Spradling, Boarder, M, 25, S, MO GA TN, Boring Wells
    David Steele, Boarder, M, 28, S, Ireland Ire Ire, Well Borer.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 54, Sheet 20A, Pg 50, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 99, Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX
    John F. Culpepper, Head, M, Aug-1825, 74, WD, GA SC SC, Farmer
    Luther L. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov-1883, 16, S, TX GA AL, Farm Laborer.
  11. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 41, Sheet 23A, Pg 30A, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 59, Johnson Co., TX
    Luther L. Culpepper, Head, M, 26, S, TX GA TX, Farmer
    John F. Culpepper, Father, M, 84, wid, GA SC SC.
  12. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    John Francis Culpepper, Johnson Co., Dec 26 1916, 28415.