Christopher Columbus Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA1

Male, #3722, (26 Aug 1859 - 22 Dec 1918)
Mother*Santilla Culpepper (c 1823 - b 1870)
DNA* DNA testing of descendants of different sons of Christopher Columbus Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA show that the descendants are related to each other but not to the mainline of Culpeppers. Historical research shows that brothers Christopher Columbus Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA and William Ebenezer Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA were probably born out of wedlock to Santilla Culpepper. DNA testing of one descendant of each of these brothers shows that the descendants have no paternal relationship to other Culpeppers or to each other. We would like to verify these test results by testing another descendant of each brother.2 
Note* Christopher Columbus Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA and Newton Hampshire Harden were born within a year of each other in Laurens Co., GA. A descendant of Christopher matches a Hardin/Harden descendant on 36 out of 37 markers. Since DNA testing also shows that Christopher is not related to any other Culpeppers, and since his mother did not appear to be married, Christopher's father may be the same as the father of Newton Harden/Hardin. If you can help with this person, plase contact Warren Culpepper.2 
Name Variation He was also known as Cal. 
Birth*26 Aug 1859 Christopher was born at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 26 Aug 1859.3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 William and Christopher listed as a household member living with Santilla Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.4 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Christopher listed as a household member on the 1870 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.5 
Marriage*16 Mar 1879 He married Sarah Elizabeth Jane Register at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 16 Mar 1879 at age 19.6 
Birth of Son8 Mar 1886 His son James Gethro Culpepper was born on 8 Mar 1886 at Laurens Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son16 May 1891 His son William Ebenezer Culpepper was born on 16 May 1891 at Laurens Co., Georgia.8,9 
Birth of Son22 Mar 1894 His son Henry Lee Culpepper was born on 22 Mar 1894 at Laurens Co., Georgia
Birth of Son11 Jul 1896 His son Joseph Lemuel Culpepper was born on 11 Jul 1896 at Laurens Co., Georgia
Photographed*say 1898 He was photographed say 1898 at Reedy Springs, Laurens Co., Georgia.10
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Christopher was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Reedy Springs, Laurens Co., Georgia.11 
Photographedcirca 1908 He was photographed circa 1908 at Reedy Springs, Laurens Co., Georgia,
Left to right: Christopher Columbus Culpepper, Sarah Elizabeth Jane (Register) Culpepper, Joseph Lemuel Culpepper, Henry Lee Culpepper, William Ebenezer Culpepper.10
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Christopher was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Reedy Springs, Laurens Co., Georgia.12 
Death*22 Dec 1918 He died at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 22 Dec 1918 at age 59.3 
Burial*circa 24 Dec 1918 His body was interred circa 24 Dec 1918 at Gay Cemetery, Rentz, Laurens Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* Columbus was orphaned at an early age and was living in 1870 with F. and Rachel Snelgroves in Laurens County. He was eleven years old that year. 

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Jane Register (3 Sep 1856 - 11 Jan 1936)
Marriage*16 Mar 1879 He married Sarah Elizabeth Jane Register at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 16 Mar 1879 at age 19.6 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998 - 2012 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Kenneth Wayne Culpepper (#39229), 1918 Baker Church Rd, Rentz, Laurens Co., GA 31075, e-mail address (Jul 2012).
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  3. Macon Ward / Atlanta Stake, compiler, Laurens Co., GA Cemetery Records, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 182,822.
    Vol. II. Gay Cemetery:
    + C. C. Culpepper, 26 Aug 1859 - 22 Dec 1918
    + Jane Culpepper, 3 Sep 1856 - 11 Jan 1936.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 614, Family 238, Dublin PO, Laurens Co., GA
    Santilla Culpepper, 39, F, --/$50, GA
    William E. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Columbus Culpepper, 9/12, M, GA.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 331A, Family 349, Dublin PO, Laurens Co., GA
    F. Snellgroves, 25, M, Farmer, $200/$150, GA
    Rachel Snellgroves, 25, F, GA
    Francis M. Snellgroves, 4, F, GA
    John G. Snellgroves, 2, M, GA
    Jos. M. Snellgroves, 1, M, GA
    Francis Snellgroves, 65, F, GA
    C. Culpepper, 11, M, GA.
  6. Laurens County Court of the Ordinary, Laurens Co., GA Marriages, 1851-1935, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1965, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 410,104 - 410,113.
    Columbus Culpepper and Jane Register on 16 Mar 1879 in Laurens Co., GA, Bk J-77.
  7. Macon Ward / Atlanta Stake, compiler, Laurens Co., GA Cemetery Records, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 182,822.
    Vol. II. Gay Cemetery:
    + James G. Culpepper, 8 Mar 1886 - 23 Dec 1948
    + Mammie L. Culpepper, 4 Sep 1891 - 15 Mar 1947.
  8. Macon Ward / Atlanta Stake, compiler, Laurens Co., GA Cemetery Records, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 182,822.
    Vol. II. Gay Cemetery:
    + William E. Culpepper, 16 May 1891 - 2 Apr 1965
    + Mettie P. Culpepper, 17 Apr 1894 - 25 Jan 1926
    + Malcom B. Culpepper, 24 Nov 1921 - 24 Dec 1939.
  9. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  10. E-mail written 1998 - 2012 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Kenneth Wayne Culpepper (#39229), 1918 Baker Church Rd, Rentz, Laurens Co., GA 31075, e-mail address (Jul 2012).
    courtesy of Gary Culpepper, Lakeland, FL.
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 63, Pages 18A-B, Family 303, Rudy Spring, Laurens Co., GA
    (Birth months not properly recorded so not shown here)
    Cal Culpepper, Head, M, 1860, 40, Md 21 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Jennie Culpepper, Wife, F, 1860, 40, md 21 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Zoa Culpepper, Dau, F, 1880, 20, S, GA/GA/GA
    Jim Culpepper, Son, M, 1887, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
    Sallie Culpepper, Dau, F, 1889, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
    Will Culpepper, Son, M, 1891, 9, S, GA/GA/GA
    Lee Culpepper, Son, M, 1893, 7, S, GA/GA/GA
    Lemuel Culpepper, Son, M, 1896, 4, S, GA/GA/GA.
  12. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 113, Pages 240B, Family 210, Gen.com Img 28, Reedy Springs, Laurens Co., GA
    Columbus C. Culpepper, Head, M, 52, md1-31 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    June Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, md1-31 yrs, ch 8/8, GA/GA/GA
    Ebenezer Culpepper, Son, M, 18, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lee Culpepper, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Lemuel Culpepper, Son, M, 14, Sng, GA/GA/GA.