Wesley Berry Sullivan

Male, #38589, (Mar 1836 - 6 Apr 1910)
Father-Ado0*Isaiah Culpepper (11 Aug 1806 - 22 Dec 1840)
Mother*Elmira W. Sullivan (c 1811 - b 1847)
Birth*Mar 1836 Wesley was born at Crawford Co., Georgia, in Mar 1836.1,2 
Adoption*circa 1836  Wesley was adopted circa 1836. 
Death of Father22 Dec 1840 His father Isaiah Culpepper died on 22 Dec 1840 at Crawford Co., Georgia
Probatebetween 1841 and 1846 Adminstrative actions concerning the estate of Isaiah Culpepper:
     3 Jan 1841: Almira (also shown as Elmira) appointed Temporary Administratrix.
Security: Ephraim Heard. Bond $2,000. (Guardian Bonds, Book A, p. 188)
     1 Mar 1841: Almira appointed Administratrix.
Security: Berry Sullivan. Bond $6,000. (Guardian Bonds, Book A, p. 190)
     1 Mar 1841: Almira W. Culpepper as Administratrix granted leave to sell the perishable property (Inferior Court Minutes, page 62)
     6 Sep 1841: Lewis Hicks, who intermarried with Almira Culpepper, widow of the deceased, in right of his wife was appointed Administrator on his giving bond and security (Inferior Court Minutes, page 74)
     4 Jan 1842: Mary W. Slater petitioned the court for title to one half of Lot 56 in Knoxville which the deceased had previously given title to William Millirons. On 7 Mar 1842, the title was transferred as requested. (Inferior Court Minutes, pages 91 & 100)
     2 May 1842: Lewis Hicks granted leave to sell all lands of the estate. (Inferior Court Minutes, page 107)
     13 Jan 1845: Aaron Shurley, Daniel Culpepper, L. W. Hicks and S. S. Wright as freeholders distribute estate property to Lewis F. Hicks in right of his wife and Wesley Culpepper, minor. Hicks also appointed guardian of Wesley. A negro woman sold by the deceased to Littleberry D. Causey was taken back. (Inferior Court Minutes, pages 186-187)
     2 Nov 1846: Lewis Hicks was dismissed as Wesley's Guardian and on 1 Mar 1847, Berry Sullivan was appointed as his replacement (Inferior Court Minutes, pages 241 and 258) On 4 Nov 1850, guardianship was switched back to Lewis Hicks. (Inferior Court Minutes, page 39.)
Name Changebefore 1850  On before 1850 his name was legally changed to Culpepper. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Caluda, Francis, Mary and Wesley listed as a household member living with Lewis F. Hicks on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Crawford Co., Georgia.3 
Marriage*8 Jan 1857 He married Edna Cleveland at Crawford Co., Georgia, on 8 Jan 1857 at age 20.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1858 His son Edwin Carroll Culpepper was born circa 1858 at Crawford Co., Georgia.1 
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 Wesley was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Crawford Co., Georgia, and owned 7 slaves.5 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Wesley was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Crawford Co., Georgia.1 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Co. C, 3rd GA Cavalry, CSA.2 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Wesley was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Orange Co., Florida.6 
Death of Son1890 His son Edwin Carroll Culpepper died in 1890 at Saint Augustine, Saint Johns Co., Florida.7 
Death of Spouse11 Nov 1890 His wife Edna Cleveland died on 11 Nov 1890.7 
Military pension* He applied for a military pension at Webster Co., Georgia.8 
Marriage*circa 1895 He married Mollie G. (?) circa 1895.9 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Wesley was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Webster Co., Georgia.9 
Death*6 Apr 1910 He died on 6 Apr 1910 at age 74.2 
Burial*circa 8 Apr 1910 His body was interred circa 8 Apr 1910 at Doerun City Cemetery, Doerun, Colquitt Co., Georgia.2 
Biography* Berry was born Wesley Berry Sullivan, son of Elmira Sullivan. He was adopted by Isaiah Culpepper, according to records in Crawford County, GA. In 1880, he was an orange grower in Florida. 

Family 1

Edna Cleveland (circa 1838 - 11 Nov 1890)
Marriage*8 Jan 1857 He married Edna Cleveland at Crawford Co., Georgia, on 8 Jan 1857 at age 20.4 

Family 2

Mollie G. (?) (May 1847 - 5 Oct 1937)
Marriage*circa 1895 He married Mollie G. (?) circa 1895.9 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
William Culpepper of Warren Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 932, Hickory Grove P.O., Crawford Co., GA
    W. B. Culpepper, 24, M, Farmer, $3,000/$6,000, GA
    Edna Culpepper, 21, F, GA
    Edwin Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    Thearsey Daniel, 21, M, Farm Hand, GA
    William Elliott, 18, M, GA.
  2. Roster of Confederate Graves, Atlanta, GA: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Georgia Division, circa 1995.
    Doerun City Cemetery, Colquitt Co., GA -- Wesley B. Culpepper, Co. C, 3rd GA Cav., 1836 - 6 Apr 1910.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 386B, District 20, Crawford Co., GA
    L. F. Hicks, 47, M, Planter, $2,500, GA
    M. A. Hicks, 22, F, GA
    Westley Culpepper, 14, M, GA
    Francis Hicks, 7, F, GA
    Caluda Hicks 1, F, GA
    James Hicks, 23, M, Overseer, GA
    L. J. Peery, 40, M, Clerk County Court, NC.
  4. Crawford Co., GA Marriages, Miscellaneous Unknown Sources
    Berry W. Culpepper and Edna Cleveland, 8 Jan 1857.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Slave Schedule, Crawford Co., GA, W. B. Culpepper owned 7 slaves: 60M , 21F, 17M Mulatto, 15F Mulatto, 4F, 2F, 1M.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 425B, Precinct 2, Orange Co., FL
    Westley B. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 45, Orange Grower, GA/GA/GA
    Edna Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 40, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Edward C. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 22, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Emeline N. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 16, At Home, GA/GA/GA.
  7. E-mail written 2003-2008 to Culpepper Connections from Linda Dianne Herring Crompton, e-mail address.
  8. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Wesley B. Culpepper, served in Company C, 3rd GA Cavalry, he lived Webster County, GA.
  9. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 84, Page 282B (7), Family 145, District 1092, Webster Co., GA
    Westley B. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar 1836, 64, md 5 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Mollie G. Culpepper, Wife, F, May 1847, 53, md 5 yrs, ch 0/0, GA/GA/GA.