John Sampson Culpepper

Male, #3729, (4 Dec 1832 - 6 Jun 1900)
Father*John Cowan Culpepper (c 1802 - b 27 Sep 1836)
Mother*Nancy Caroline Lawson (c 1801 - a 1850)
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*4 Dec 1832 John was born at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 4 Dec 1832.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Nancy Caroline Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Laurens Co., Georgia.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Santilla, Elizabeth and John listed as a household member living with Nancy Caroline Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Laurens Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*31 May 1860 He married Dorothy S. Chastain at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 31 May 1860 at age 27.4 
Civil War*between 12 Oct 1861 and 20 Jan 1862 He served in the War Between the States between 12 Oct 1861 and 20 Jan 1862

     His tombstone says "Co. A, 57th GA Infantry".

However, his Certificate of Disability for Discharge states:
     Private John S. Culpepper of Captain Bryan's company of the 2nd regiment of the Georgia Army, was enlisted by __ McConnel of the 1st regiment of the GA Army at Camp Harrison on the 12th day of October 1861 to serve six months. He was born in Laurens Co. in the state of GA, is 29 years of age, 6 feet, 2 inches high, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enlisted, overseer. During the last two monthe said soldier has been unfit for duty 61 days by reason of sickness, the origin of which is unknown to me. /s/ Lucius C. Bryan, Captain Commanding Company, Jany 17, 1862.
     I certify that I have carefully examined the said John S. Culpepper of Captian Bryan's company and find him incapabale of performing the duties of a soldier because of organic disease of the ventricles of the heart (ossification) which disease incapacitates him from performing the duties of soldier and in my opinion he will be unfit during enlistment. Hence, recommend his discharge. /s/ Jany 17, 1862. (illegible name), Surgeon of the 1st Brigade of the GA Army.
     Let the discharge be granted, by order of Maj Gen Henry R. Jackson.
     Honorably discharged at Camp Lee, Jany 20th 1862 by (illegible.)1,5 
Birth of SonNov 1863 His son Cincinnatus Thomas Culpepper M.D. was born in Nov 1863 at Georgia
Birth of SonOct 1866 His son Hon. John O. Culpepper was born in Oct 1866 at Georgia
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son22 May 1873 His son Judge Walter Ross Culpepper was born on 22 May 1873 at Thomas Co., Georgia
Birth of Son27 May 1874 His son Julius Gordon Culpepper was born on 27 May 1874 at Thomas Co., Georgia.7 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Thomas Co., Georgia.8 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 John was listed as a father in Judge Walter Ross Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Murphy Twp, Thomas Co., Georgia.9 
Death*6 Jun 1900 He died at Ochlocknee, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 6 Jun 1900 at age 67.1 
Burial*7 Jun 1900 His body was interred on 7 Jun 1900 at Blackshear-Chastain Cemetery, Ochlocknee, Thomas Co., Georgia.10,1 

Family

Dorothy S. Chastain (25 Sep 1837 - 13 Nov 1909)
Marriage*31 May 1860 He married Dorothy S. Chastain at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 31 May 1860 at age 27.4 
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. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Blackshear/Chastain Family Cemetery, Ochlocknee, Thomas Co., GA
    + J. S. Culpepper, 4 Dec 1832 – 6 Jun 1900, Co. A, 57th GA
    + Dorothy S. Culpepper, 25 Sep 1837 – 13 Nov 1909.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 169 (Image 39), Captain Parker's District, Laurens Co., GA
    N. C. Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 2 F10-15, 1F 20-30, 1 F30-40.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 246B, District 49, Laurens Co., GA
    Nancy Culpepper, 49, F, SC, Pauper
    Satilla Culpepper, 27, F, GA
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 25, F, GA
    Sampson Culpepper, 8 (sic), M, GA.
  4. Joseph E. Craigmiles III, Thomas County, Georgia Marriages (1826-1925), Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles & Associates Publishing/Printing, 1991.
    John S. Culpepper and Dorothy Chastain on 31 May 1860 in Thomas Co., GA, Book H-123.
  5. Certificate of Disability for Discharge. Georgia Archives online records
    http://www.sos.state.ga.us/archives/what_do_we_have/online_records/enlistments/ResultDisplay.aspx?id=eod9544.
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 175, Thomasville, Thomas Co., GA
    John S. Culpepper, 37, M, GA, Farmer, $245/$563
    Dorothy S. Culpepper, 32, F, GA
    Palestine Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    Cincinnatus Culpepper, 6, M, GA
    John O. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Sarah C. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  7. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Springhill Christian Church, Ochlocknee, Thomas Co., GA
    + Julius G. Culpepper, 27 May 1874 – 17 Dec 1935.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 426A, Murphy, Thomas Co., GA
    John Culpepper, Self, M, Male, W, 47, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Dorathy S. Culpepper, Wife, M, Female, W, 42, GA/GA/GA, Keeping House
    Palestine P. Culpepper, Dau, S, Female, W, 18, GA/GA/GA, At Home
    Cincinatie Culpepper, Son, S, Male, W, 16, FL/GA/GA, Work On Farm
    John O. Culpepper, Son, S, Male, W, 13, GA/GA/GA, Work On Farm
    Sarah C. Culpepper, Dau, S, Female, W, 11, GA/GA/GA, At Home
    Walter R. Culpepper, Son, S, Male, W, 7, GA/GA/GA
    Junius G. Culpepper, Son, S, Male, W, 6, GA/GA/GA
    Kate B. Culpepper, Dau, S, Female, W, 3, GA/GA/GA.
  9. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 96, page 8A, Murphy Twp, Thomas Co., GA
    (Surname spelled as Culpeper by enumerator)
    Walter R. Culpepper, Head, M, May 1872 (28), S, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    John S. Culpepper, Father, M, Dec 1832 (67), Md 40, GA/GA/GA
    Dorothy S. Culpepper, Mother, F, Sep 1837 (62), Md 40, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
    Pallie P. Luke, Sister, F, Nov 1861 (38), Wid, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Pearl R. Luke, Niece, F, Mar 1892 (8), S, GA/GA/GA
    Effie D. Luke, Niece, F, Aug 1897 (2), S, GA/GA/GA.
  10. Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy, Roster of Confederate Graves, GA: UDC-GA, 1995.
    Vol. V, p. 3.