George Green Culpepper

Male, #32448, (1 Jul 1852 - 16 Mar 1928)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by George Green 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*1 Jul 1852 George was born at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 1 Jul 1852.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Perlina, James, John, Simeon, Sarah, Thomas, Permelia, George and Fereba listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Perlina, Permelia and George listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*16 Dec 1875 He married Catherine E. Albright at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 Dec 1875 at age 23.4 
Death of Spouse26 Oct 1876 His wife Catherine E. Albright died on 26 Oct 1876 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.5,6 
Marriage*21 Nov 1877 He married Miranda Waggoner at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 21 Nov 1877 at age 25. 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Death of Mother21 Jul 1882 His mother Perlina Perdue died on 21 Jul 1882 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Spouse27 Apr 1888 His wife Miranda Waggoner died on 27 Apr 1888 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Marriage*22 Dec 1891 He married Hattie Grace Herring at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 22 Dec 1891 at age 39.10,11 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.10 
Death of Father20 Dec 1901 His father George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA died on 20 Dec 1901 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.12 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
Photographed*say 1920 He was photographed say 1920 at Meriwether Co., Georgia,
three friends, left to right: George Green Culpepper, Weyman Prickett,
a friend of Wilbur Culpepper, Wilbur Clay Culpepper. Note: George is
wearing a black felt Friend's hat -- "straw lid" (so-called). Wilbur's
hat is a Panama.14
Three friends
1920 Census*1 Jan 1920 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.15 
Death*16 Mar 1928 He died at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 Mar 1928 at age 75.1 
Burial*circa 18 Mar 1928 His body was interred circa 18 Mar 1928 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded the birth of his son in his Bible: "George Green was born 3 o'clock morning July 1st 1852." This was followed by the record of his baptism: "George Green Culpepper was baptized by F. W. Baggarly Sep - 1852." The final record is of his marriage: "George Greene Culpepper & Catherine Allbright was married Dec. 16, 1875."
      According to "History of Lone Oak," which was compiled by S. F. Culpepper, Wilbur C. Culpepper, and Mrs. Nellie Culpepper Phillips, when the town of Lone Oak was incorporated in 1901, George Green Culpepper was the first mayor. The following description of the town was given: The country in and around Lone Oak is dotted with numerous small streams, lovely woodlands and cool, bubbling springs.... They have a very good school, usually employing two teachers. There are two general supply stores, a cotton gin, and a blacksmith shop. Old "Prospect" Church is still used as a place of worship. They also have an active Masonic Lodge.
      Another description of Lone Oak appeared in the Meriwether Vindicator PROGRESS EDITION 1981 Lone Oak... A Prosperous Rural Community Of 135 Lone Oak is situated in the northwest corner of Meriwether County. The community was established in the 18th century when Daniel Webster Fling received a land grant. The community was first named Fling's Crossroads, later, Graball and in 1901 the town was incorporated as Lone Oak. At that time the first mayor and council were elected. Throughout the years the town has continued to have an active mayor and council. A two teacher school was established in 1870 in the name of Lone Oak Academy. This was discontinued in 1946 when Lone Oak School was consolidated with Luthersville. The old school building was renovated in 1952 and the Lone Oak Community Club was established. At the present time, the Club is still active with monthly supper meetings. Allen Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, established in 1844 as Old Prospect and the St. Paul C.M.E. Church serve the community. The town is proud of its Community Water System and has an active Civil Defense Unit. Lone Oak is considered a very progressive rural community with a population of approximately 135 citizens.
The following is from a 7 Jun 1997 letter from Mrs. Wayne (Rosalind Johnson) Edmondson: We lived in the George Green Culpepper house from 1946 until 1954 which was across the road from Uncle Homer and Aunt Dora.... A funny story about George Green that mother use to tell was that he brought home one day from a stroll on the property, what he thought was an unusual pole cat that didn't have a bad smell. Mother and Grandmother Grace were horrified to discover that George had lost his sense of smell. They scrubbed him down with strong soap for a long time and had to burn his clothes and shoes. I found the following article in the 15 February, 1907 Meriwether Vindicator: MR. G. G. CULPEPPER CHARMED The f oll owing from the Lone Oak correspondent of the Hogansville News tells of the presentation of a beautiful watch charm to a most worthy gentleman and Mason: Mr. G.G. Culpepper was complimented last Saturday night by the presentation of a very beautiful watch fob and charm by the Masonic Lodge in this place, in token of appreciation of service rendered. The gift was presented by Mr. J.L. Prickett in an eloquent little speech. Mr. Culpepper was so overcome by surprise and his appreciation of the honor that his speech of acceptance was exceedingly brief. From all that I have ever heard, George was a very modest and kind person. He and my grandmother Grace Herring were excellent farmers and gardeners. George built a flower pit for Grace on the south side of the house which was still there when we moved from the place in 1954. It was about 8 feet square and about 3 feet deep with a dirt shelf around the sides on which to set flower pots. The walls were of rock and it had a partial tin roof with the center roof being a glass window sky light. I can remember my grandmother taking a bucket of water from the well and standing in the door of the pit with a dipper strewing water in on the plants. At that time she was too feeble to actually climb down into the pit. Margaret and Eleanor talk about the fruits and vegetables that she grew that no one else had. She grew a lemon tree from seed that bore lemons, rather unusual for this area of the country.
      George Green Culpepper's death notice is from an unknown source: Mr. G. G. Culpepper Dead Mr. George G. Culeppper, one of the best citizens in the county, died Saturday at his Lone Oak home. He was a brother of Mr. S. F. Culpepper, of this city, and a man of high character. His life was clean and useful. He was foremost for the right and the progress of his community and country. He was one of the best farmers in Meriwether. He was a member of the Methodist church and accepted Christ with the faith that never wavered. He gave himself freely in the service of others and his godly life was a blessing to his family and community. He was a man of rugged honesty, firm in his convictions, loyal in his actions and accomplished much that will live and bless those whom he touched. The life of this man will [be known] on and on through time and eternity for honor and righteousness. His death has caused a loss that is irreparable and a pall of sorrow among a large circle of relatives and friends. He is survived by his wife and young daughter. His body was interred at Lone Oak [now the Allen-Lee Memorial Church cemetery]. His soul has gone to heaven. 

Family 1

Catherine E. Albright (29 Nov 1856 - 26 Oct 1876)
Marriage*16 Dec 1875 He married Catherine E. Albright at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 16 Dec 1875 at age 23.4 

Family 2

Miranda Waggoner (31 Aug 1851 - 27 Apr 1888)
Marriage*21 Nov 1877 He married Miranda Waggoner at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 21 Nov 1877 at age 25. 

Family 3

Hattie Grace Herring (2 Jun 1865 - 28 Feb 1946)
Marriage*22 Dec 1891 He married Hattie Grace Herring at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 22 Dec 1891 at age 39.10,11 
Child
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George G. Culpepper, 1 Jul 1852 – 16 Mar 1928.
  2. Pages 415-416, Lutherville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2000/$2000, SC
    Paulina Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    James D. Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Feraba Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John W. Culpepper, 24, M, GA
    Simeon F. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Sallie E. Culpepper, 15, F, GA
    Joel Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Permelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 8, M, GA.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 344B, Family 548, Greenville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 62, M, Farmer, $200/$500, GA
    Lena Culpepper, 58, F, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 21, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 18, M, GA.
  4. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/gamarr/main.htm
    George G. Culpepper and C. E. Allbright on 16 Dec 1875 in Meriwether Co., GA.
  5. Brent H. Holcomb, Death & Obituary Notices Southern Christian Advocate 1867-78, Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.
    p 362 16-26 Dec 1876 issue has 'November 26, 1876.'
  6. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + C. E. Culpepper, w/o G. G. Culpepper, 26 Oct 1876.
  7. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED81, Page 205C (38), Family 31, District 809, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 28, Farming, GA/SC/GA
    Miranda Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 28, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Ben Hopson, Other, M, S, 22, Laborer, GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Other, M, S, 12, Laborer, GA/GA/GA.
  8. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Perlina Perdue Culpepper, 27 Jun 1812 – 21 Jul 1882.
  9. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Miranda Waggoner Culpepper, 31 Aug 1851 – 27 Apr 1888.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 330B (23), Family 446, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George G. Culpepper, Head, M, Jul 1852, 47, md 9 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Landlord
    Grace Culpepper, Wife, F, Jun 1866, 34, md 9 yrs, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA
    James S. Herring, Father-in-law, M, Jan 1831, 69, md 42 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Louise D. Herring, Mother-in-law, F, Jan 1838, 62, md 42 yrs, ch 8/7, GA/CT/CT.
  11. Meriwether County Court of the Ordinary, Meriwether Co., GA Marriages, 1886-1902, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1963, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film # 327,665.
    G. G. Culpepper and Miss G. H. Herring on 22 Dec 1891 in Meriwether Co., GA, Book F-439.
  12. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George W. Culpepper, 6 Dec 1808 – 20 Dec 1901.
  13. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 89, Page 1A, Lines 1-4, Greenville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George Culpepper, Head, M, 37, md3-18 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Farmer
    Grace Culpepper, Wife, F, --, md1, ch 1/1, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Margaret Herring, Sister-in-law, F, 37, Sng, GA/GA/GA.
  14. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
  15. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 93, Page 2A, Lines 19-21, Luthersville Rd, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    George G. Culpepper, Head, M, 57, md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Grace H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 54, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Culpepper, Daughter, F, 13, sng, GA/GA/GA.