John Miles Culpepper

Male, #3287, (circa 1843 - circa 1902)
Father*Chadwell Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA (c 1799 - 1852)
Mother*Frances Rye (c 1801 - b 1 Jun 1860)
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1843 John was born at Dooly Co., Georgia, circa 1843.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Andrew, John, Griffin, Mary, Jefferson, Henry, William, Queen, David and Frances listed as a household member living with Chadwell Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Dooly Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Father1852 His father Chadwell Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA died in 1852 at Dooly Co., Georgia
Guardian6 Mar 1854 The court declared John Miles Culpepper to be orphaned after the death of Chadwell Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA and Frances Culpepper was appointed as guardian on 6 Mar 1854 at Dooly Co., Georgia,

     Frances Culpepper, David Culpepper and Seth Williams bond $1,000 to Alexander Meriwether, Ordinary of Dooly Co., GA in connection with Frances Culpepper being appointed guardian of Griffin H. Culpepper, John M. Culpepper and Andrew J. Culpepper, orphan children of Chadwell Culpepper, deceased. Dooly Co., GA Administration Letters Book A, page 201.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Queen and John listed as a household member living with Jeremiah Slade in the 1860 Census at Vienna, Dooly Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*13 Jun 1869 He married Mary Ann Cherry on 13 Jun 1869.4 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Bainbridge, Decatur Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son13 Jun 1872 His son Rev. William Chadwell Culpepper was born on 13 Jun 1872 at Decatur Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son8 Dec 1878 His son John Henry Culpepper was born on 8 Dec 1878 at Decatur Co., Georgia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Attapulgus, Decatur Co., Georgia.7 
Photographed*circa 1885 He was photographed circa 1885
John Miles Culpepper, wife Mary Ann Cherry, and eleven of their children. On 1 Jun 1886, probably about six months after this picture, Mary Ann died giving birth to Bessie Alma.

Left to right, with ages in parentheses:
Front Row: Three unidentified infants, one of whom must be Mary Keyton
Second Row: William (14); Annie Piety (5); John Miles (42); Mary Ann Cherry (38);
Back Row: Viola F. "Ola" (10); Rossie Sarah (9); Emma Nora (6); John Henry "Johnnie" (8); Alice Gertrude (16); Dora H. (12.)8
John Miles Culpepper family
Death of Spouse1 Jul 1886 His wife Mary Ann Cherry died on 1 Jul 1886 at Decatur Co., Georgia
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 John was listed as a father in Alice Gertrude Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.9 
Death*circa 1902 He died at Thomas Co., Georgia, circa 1902. 


Mary Ann Cherry (1848 - 1 Jul 1886)
Marriage*13 Jun 1869 He married Mary Ann Cherry on 13 Jun 1869.4 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Feb 2010


  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 245A-B, District 24, Dooly Co., GA
    Chadwel Culpepper, 50, M, Farmer, $2,500, GA
    Frances Culpepper, 48, F, GA
    David Culpepper, 26, M, GA
    Queen E. Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    William Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Henry Culpepper, 19, M, GA
    Jefferson Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 12, F, GA
    Griffin Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    John Culpepper, 6, M, GA
    Andrew Culpepper, 3, M, GA.
  2. Dooly Co. Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Letters of Administration and Guardianship, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film # 367,144 - 367,145.
    Book A, page 201.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 490, Vienna PO, Dooly Co., GA
    Jeremiah Slade, 37, M, Farmer, $4000/$7000, NC
    Queen E. (Culpepper) Slade, 32, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Jeremiah Slade, 12, M, GA
    S. B. Slade, 10, M, GA
    Jno Slade, 8, M, GA
    A. J. Slade, 12, M, GA
    T. J. Slade, 12, M, GA
    S. F. Slade, 12, M, GA.
  4. USGenWeb Archives.
    Decatur Co., GA Marriages, 1824-1945
    J. M. Culpeper (Groom) and M. A. Cherry, 13 Jun 1869, White, Decatur Co., GA, Book B, p 39.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 157, Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA
    John Culpepper, 24, M, GA, Farmer, $0/$200
    Mary Culpepper, 22, F, GA
    Alice Culpepper, 2/12, F, GA
    Elizabeth Gideons, 52, F, SC.
  6. USGenWeb Archives.
    Woodland Cemetery, Port Orange, Volusia County, Florida
    + Rev. Wm. Chadwell Culpepper, June 13, 1872 - Jan. 27, 1943
    + Kate C. Culpepper, Jan. 20, 1882 - Feb. 3, 1958.
  7. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 234A, Attapulgus, Decatur Co., GA (Adjacent to Henry M. Culpepper)
    John M. Culpeper, Self, M, Male, W, 40, GA/GA/GA, Farming
    Marian Culpeper, Wife, M, Female, W, 30, GA/GA/GA, Keeps House
    Allice G. Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 10, GA/GA/GA, At School
    William C. Culpeper, Son, S, Male, W, 8, GA/GA/GA, At School
    Dorer H. Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 6, GA/GA/GA
    Violer F. Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 4, GA/GA/GA
    Rossey Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 3, GA/GA/GA
    John H. Culpeper, Son, S, Male, W, 2, GA/GA/GA
    Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 1M, GA/GA/GA.
  8. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Kathy White Blount (granddaughter of Bessie Alma Culpepper White), e-mail address.
  9. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 87, page 17A, Crawford Street, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    Alice G. (Culpepper) Shelfer, Head, F, Apr 1870 (30), Wid, GA/GA/GA
    + three daughters of Alice Shelfer, plus:
    John M. Culpepper, Father, M, Mar 1849 (51), Wid, GA/GA/GA.