David John Culpepper

Male, #3555, (29 Oct 1837 - 15 Apr 1863)
Father*David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA (29 Jul 1816 - 5 Mar 1886)
Mother*Katherine Livingston (16 Mar 1814 - 30 Sep 1873)
DNA* David has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA, who is a great-grandson of Joseph Culpepper and 3-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*29 Oct 1837 David was born at Georgia on 29 Oct 1837. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 David was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Dooly Co., Georgia.
(Unaccounted for is a Female 30-40.)1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Katherine, David, Mary, Elizabeth and William listed as a household member living with David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Dooly Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*14 Oct 1856 He married Amanda J. Oliver at Dooly Co., Georgia, on 14 Oct 1856 at age 18.3 
Birth of Son12 Jul 1859 His son Thomas Albert Culpepper was born on 12 Jul 1859 at Georgia.4 
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 David was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Dooly Co., Georgia, and owned 1 slave.5 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 David was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Gum Creek PO, Dooly Co., Georgia.6 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1863 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1863

     David enlisted on 15 May 1862 as a private in the newly formed Battery (Company) D. This company was recruited from Sumter County, Georgia, and was commanded by Captain James Appleton Bleackshear. On October 4, 1862, Company D was disbanded by Special Order #209, Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia. The officers were assigned to conscript duty and the men were distributed between the remaining batteries. Private Culpeper was assigned to the new Battery C. Battery C was assigned duty with the portion of the Army of Northen Virginia that was sent to Suffolk, Virginia in March 1863. His service record shows that he was killed in the battle at Suffolk on 15 April 1863. 
Death*15 Apr 1863 He died at Suffolk, Nansemond Co., Virginia, on 15 Apr 1863 at age 25. 
Administration*2 Nov 1863 After David's death, David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was appointed administrator of the estate. On 2 Nov 1863 at Dooly Co., Georgia,

     David S. Culpepper granted Letters of Administration on the estate of David J. Culpepper.7 
Guardian*2 Sep 1867 Following the death of David John Culpepper, the court declared Thomas Albert Culpepper, Alice Lenoria Culpepper and Katherine Culpepper to be orphaned, and Amanda J. Culpepper was appointed as guardian on 2 Sep 1867 at Dooly Co., Georgia,

     Amanda E. Culpepper appointed guardian of Thomas A. Culpepper, L. A Culpepper and C. L. Culpepper, orphan children of David J. Culpepper, deceased.8 

Family

Amanda J. Oliver (circa 1841 - )
Marriage*14 Oct 1856 He married Amanda J. Oliver at Dooly Co., Georgia, on 14 Oct 1856 at age 18.3 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Dec 2008

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 90, District 10, Dooly Co., GA
    D. S. Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M20-30, 1 F0-5, 1 F20-30, 1 F30-40, 1 F50-60.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 253A, District 24, Dooly Co., GA
    David S. Culpepper, 32, M, Farmer, $4,000, GA
    Catherine Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    David J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    Elizabeth J. Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    William B. Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    A. B. Coolage, 25, M, School Teacher, Canada
    George C. Evert, 22, M, Physician, GA.
  3. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Dooly Co., GA Marriage Book B, transcribed by Valerie Johnson Freeman:
    David J. Culpepper and Amanda J. Oliver on 14 Oct 1858.
  4. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Ebenezer Cemetery, Cordele, Crisp, Co., GA. Transcription on May 21, 2001 by Jeff Hinkle.
    - Thomas A. Culpepper, July 12, 1859 - April 27, 1907
    - Francis V. Culpepper, January 17, 1865 - February 14, 1905.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Dooly Co., GA, Slave Schedule:
    D. J. Culpepper (1 slave): 22F.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 509, Gum Creek, Dooly Co., GA
    D. J. Culpepper, 23, M, Farmer, $1000/$1390, GA
    A. E. Culpepper, 19, F, GA
    T. A.. Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  7. 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.
    Administration Letters 1856-1873, page 78.
  8. 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.
    Administration Letters 1856-1873, page 98.