John Smith Culpepper

Male, #3298, (27 Aug 1806 - 6 Mar 1849)
Father*Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA (11 May 1781 - 5 Jan 1822)
Mother*Edith (?) (4 Feb 1786 - c 1839)
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Birth*27 Aug 1806 John was born at Washington Co., Georgia, on 27 Aug 1806.1,2 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 John was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 16, in Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA's household, on the 1820 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Father5 Jan 1822 His father Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA died on 5 Jan 1822 at Laurens Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*circa 1826 He married First Wife of John Smith (?) Culpepper at Georgia circa 1826. 
Land Lottery*2 Apr 1827 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery on 2 Apr 1827 at Turners District, Monroe Co., Georgia,
lot 230-5 in Lee Co., GA.5 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.6 
Death of Spousecirca 1831 His wife First Wife of John Smith (?) Culpepper died circa 1831. 
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Dooly Co., Georgia,
Lot 808/17/3 in what became Cass (later Bartow) Co., GA.7 
Marriage*circa 1832 He married Temperance Powell at Georgia circa 1832. 
Birth of Son17 Dec 1834 His son Henry Baldwin Culpepper was born on 17 Dec 1834 at Georgia
Indian Wars*1836 He served in one of the Creek and Seminole Indian Wars in 1836
(John Smith Culpepper served in the Buckskin Hussars, the military unit of 1836 under Davis Graham which was sent to Florida. Since Capt Graham speaks of getting his men together, I assume that they were already within his Militia District in Dooly. See: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/military/indian/florida.txt

Soldiers to the Field! -- In addition to the troops already on the way to Florida, the Governor has ordered the following Volunteer Companies of Cavalry to march without delay, viz: The Macon Independent Horse, Capt. Johnson; The Twiggs Cavalry, Capt. John L. Gresham: The Buckskin Hussars, from Dooly, Capt. David Graham and the Butts Cavalry, Cap t. Thomas Wilsonmaking in all, about four hundred.

Buckskin Hussars - Dooly County
Drayton, Dooly County
8th Feb 1836

Sir,
Yours under date of the 13th. Jan last is rec'd and in compliance to your odre I called my men together, after which I made return to his Excellency, which perhaps might have been miscarried as I have not rec'd, any answer or futher order or information, consequently, have thought proper to address you on the subject, and give you a list of the officers and men under my command. We are ready as soon as arms and the necessary equipment for war are furnished us, to march. I herewith send the names and numbers of officers and privates under my command.

Graham, David Capt
McKennie, John G. 1st Lieut
Sheffield Edward O. 2nd Lieut
Youbanks (Ubanks?), Armand, Coronett
...
Culpepper, Jno S.
...
Source: Virginia Crilley, e-mail to GADOOLY-L@rootsweb.com, May 2003.) 
Birth of Son4 Oct 1836 His son Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 4 Oct 1836 at Georgia
Death of Son8 Oct 1836 His son Infant (?) Culpepper died on 8 Oct 1836. 
Birth of Son22 Oct 1837 His son Ambrose Culpepper was born on 22 Oct 1837 at Georgia
Deed*22 Dec 1837 He was granted a deed by David Washington Culpepper, witnessed by Zachariah Sutton and Chadwell Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA on 22 Dec 1837 at Dooly Co., Georgia,

David W. Culpepper to John S. Culpepper for $800: Lot 18 in District 10 = 202.5 acres. Wit: Z. Sutton; Chadwell Culpepper, J.P. Recorded 15 Nov 1852.8 
Death of Son22 Sep 1838 His son Henry Baldwin Culpepper died on 22 Sep 1838. 
Death of Mothercirca 1839 His mother Edith (?) died circa 1839 at Laurens Co., Georgia
DeedOct 1839 He granted a deed, with Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA and Edith Culpepper as a previous landowner in Oct 1839 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

Heirs of Henry Culpepper, dec'd, to W. L. Mason, heirs being Lewis G. Linder, Uriah G. B. Hogan, William T. Livingston, Cuthbert Adams, Eason Allen Culpepper, John S. Culpepper of Lee Co., David W. Culpepper of Dooly Co., and James Hightower of Dooly Co., for $296: 150 acres on Big Creek bordering W. L. Mason, Turner Mason, Wm. T. Livingston, where the widow Edith Culpepper last resided. Wit: Levi Davis, Lewis G. Linder.9 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Lee Co., Georgia.10 
Birth of Son18 Mar 1841 His son James Davis Culpepper was born on 18 Mar 1841 at Lee Co., Georgia
Deed*Feb 1843 He granted a deed to James H. Hightower, with Edith Culpepper as a previous landowner in Feb 1843 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

John S. Culpepper of Dooly Co. appoints Jas. Hightower to sell land he inherited from his mother, Eady Culpepper, Dec'd.9 
Birth of Son7 Apr 1843 His son Infant (?) Culpepper was born on 7 Apr 1843 at Georgia
Death of Son7 Apr 1843 His son Infant (?) Culpepper died on 7 Apr 1843. 
Miscellaneous*29 Jan 1844 John I. Culpepper appraised the estate of James Powell (father of his wife?) 
Birth of Son11 Feb 1848 His son John Ennis Theodotia Culpepper was born on 11 Feb 1848 at Georgia
Death of Son20 May 1848 His son John Ennis Theodotia Culpepper died on 20 May 1848. 
Birth of Son4 Mar 1849 His son John Smith Culpepper Jr. was born on 4 Mar 1849 at Dooly Co., Georgia.11 
Death*6 Mar 1849 He died at Dooly Co., Georgia, on 6 Mar 1849 at age 42.2 
Burial*circa 7 Mar 1849 His body was interred circa 7 Mar 1849 at Travelers Rest Cemetery, Montezuma, Macon Co., Georgia.2 
Probate5 Jul 1849 Probate action was taken on John's estate, with Temperance Powell as administrator on 5 Jul 1849 at Dooly Co., Georgia,

John S. Culpepper’s estate, as produced by Charles Powell, administrator and Temperance Culpepper, administratrix, was apprised by Moses West, Jonas Rackley and Portloch Thompson for $582.30.12 
Probate*21 Feb 1856 Probate action was taken on John's estate, with Temperance Culpepper as heir(s) on 21 Feb 1856 at Dooly Co., Georgia,

Temperance Culpepper received $257 as full and complete settlement from Charles Powell, Admr. of the estate of her husband John S. Culpepper, dec'd, of Dooly County. Recorded 17 May 1856.13 
Probate*20 Dec 1858 Probate action was taken on John's estate, with Ambrose Culpepper as heir(s) on 20 Dec 1858 at Dooly Co., Georgia,

Ambrose Culpepper received from Charles Powell, his guardian, $257.38 as full payment for Ambrose's interest in certain property and discharges Powell from all liability as guardian. Wit: Edmund J. Folds and Sherman A. Lasseter, J.P. Recorded 25 Jan 1859.14 

Family 1

First Wife of John Smith (?) Culpepper (circa 1808 - circa 1831)
Marriage*circa 1826 He married First Wife of John Smith (?) Culpepper at Georgia circa 1826. 
Children

Family 2

Temperance Powell (14 Nov 1814 - 3 Feb 1891)
Marriage*circa 1832 He married Temperance Powell at Georgia circa 1832. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Family Bible of Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA. See: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/laurens.htm#HenryBible
  2. Guelda L. Hay et al., compiler, Macon Co., GA Cemeteries, 1836-1994, Warner Robins, GA: Central Georgia Genealogical Society, 1995, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8513 V3h.
    Travelers Rest Methodist Cemetery, Macon Co., GA
    + John S. Culpepper, 27 Aug 1806 – 6 Mar 1849.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 007, Laurens Co., GA
    Henry Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 2 F10-16, 1 F26-45.
  4. Family Bible of Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA. See: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/laurens.htm#HenryBible.
    "Henry Culpeper was born May 11, 1781"
    "Henry Culpeper departed this life Jan 5, 1822."
  5. State of Georgia Recorder Office, compiler, Georgia Land Lottery, 1827, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2072
    John J. Culpepper of Turners District, Monroe Co., GA, drew lot 230-5 in Lee Co., GA, 2 Apr 1827.
  6. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 197, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
    John S. Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 2 F0-5, 1 F20-30.
  7. 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.
  8. Dooly County Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Deed Books A-F, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 366,674 et. al..
    Book D-20.
  9. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book K, page 325.
  10. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 183 (Image 21), District 915, Lee Co., GA
    John S. Culpepper, 1M0-5, 1 M30-40, 2 F0-5, 2 F10-15, 1 F20-30.
  11. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/sunset.txt
    Sunset Historical Cemetery, Camilla, Mitchell Co., GA
    + John Smith Culpepper, 4 Mar 1849 - 11 May 1916
    + Amanda Jordan Culpepper, 28 May 1856 - 1 Feb 1908.
  12. Dooly County Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Appraisements and Inventories, 1838-1863, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film # 366,149 - 366,150.
    Inventories & Appraisements 1847-1863, page 120.
  13. Dooly County Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Deed Books A-F, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 366,674 et. al..
    Book D-282.
  14. Dooly County Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Deed Books A-F, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 366,674 et. al..
    Book D-719.