Joseph Mallory Culpepper of Houston Co., GA

Male, #4000, (21 May 1788 - 28 Sep 1842)
Father*Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha (c 1737 - c 1806)
Mother*Eleanor Gilbert (25 Apr 1745 - 19 Jul 1823)
DNA* Joseph 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*21 May 1788 Joseph was born at Wilkes Co., Georgia, on 21 May 1788. 
Death of Fathercirca 1806 His father Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha died circa 1806 at Wilkinson Co., Georgia
Deed25 Nov 1808 He witnessed a deed grant by Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes on 25 Nov 1808 at Jackson Co., Georgia,

Samuel Jackson & wife Matilda to Sampson Culpepper for $720, land in north fork of Oconee as granted to Bents Long and conveyed from him to Sampson Culpepper. Wit: Owen J. Bowen, Joseph Culpepper, Elijah Cowen, J.P.1 
Marriage*8 Oct 1811 He married Margaret Pickens Baskin at Wilkinson Co., Georgia, on 8 Oct 1811 at age 23. 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814  Between 1813 and 1814 Georgia Militia, Captain Thomas' Company.
Sgt. Sampson Culpepper and Private Joseph Culpepper were among about 100 men who were ordered into Militia service, 22 Dec 1813 - 19 Feb 1814, to guard the frontier in Twiggs Co. (Forts Telfair, Twiggs and Jackson), Pulaski Co. (Forts Mitchell and Lawrence), and Telfair Co. (Forts Adams and McIntosh.)2,3 
Birth of Son25 Feb 1813 His son Charles Stuart Culpepper was born on 25 Feb 1813 at Wilkinson Co., Georgia
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Wilkinson Co., Georgia.4 
Land Lottery*1821 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1821 at Wilkinson Co., Georgia,
lot 19-13 in Houston Co., GA.5 
Birth of Son2 Feb 1821 His son John Gilbert Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1821 at Wilkinson Co., Georgia
Death of Mother19 Jul 1823 His mother Eleanor Gilbert died on 19 Jul 1823 at Wilkinson Co., Georgia
Death of Son6 Sep 1823 His son John Gilbert Culpepper died on 6 Sep 1823 at Wilkinson Co., Georgia
Birth of Son13 Jul 1827 His son Joseph John Culpepper was born on 13 Jul 1827 at Georgia
Birth of Son19 Jun 1829 His son Sampson William Culpepper was born on 19 Jun 1829 at Houston Co., Georgia
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Houston Co., Georgia. The census does not specify a Male 5-10, which is the age bracket of John Gilbert Culpepper..6 
Birth of Son31 May 1831 His son James Baskin Culpepper was born on 31 May 1831 at Houston Co., Georgia
Will16 Aug 1832 Lott, Eli, Kittrell, Polly, Patsy, Sallie, Abraham, Joseph and Sampson named as heir(s) in the will of Rachel Warren at Houston Co., Georgia, on 16 Aug 1832.7 
Birth of Son16 Jun 1837 His son Robert Mallory Culpepper was born on 16 Jun 1837 at Houston Co., Georgia
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Houston Co., Georgia.
(Unaccounted for are 2 Females 5-10).8 
Death*28 Sep 1842 He died at Houston Co., Georgia, on 28 Sep 1842 at age 54. 
Probate*1843 Probate action was taken on Joseph's estate in 1843 at Houston Co., Georgia
Biography* Was in the Georgia House of Representatives, Houston County, 1833, and was Justice of the Inferior Court, Houston County, 1833-1837.
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The following is from The History of Macon County by Louise Frederick Hays, Page 141:
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The Houston Association prospered moderately well until the question of missions came up among them. On this subject the churches, eighteen in number, took opposite sides. Nine were for holding on to the old platform, and an equal number assumed an opposite attitude, and decided that all Societies for Benevolent objects were unscriptural in their construction and injurious in their tendency. The 1836 session was held with Beulah Church again. Joseph Culpepper had been appointed the previous year to write the circular letter for this session. That the topic chosen by him had already been in controversy is disclosed in the first few lines of his letter, the recording that he "handed in the following essay." He says, "We have selected a subject which heretofore has been made controversial, but not with a desire to promote controversy but with a hope to allay it." He then proceeds to make a wonderful plea for Missions, which minutes show "being read and much discussion had thereon was rejected."
 

Family

Margaret Pickens Baskin (25 Apr 1794 - 10 Aug 1848)
Marriage*8 Oct 1811 He married Margaret Pickens Baskin at Wilkinson Co., Georgia, on 8 Oct 1811 at age 23. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Sampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Jackson Co., GA Deed Book D, page 153.
  2. Bess Vaughn Clark, compiler, Twiggs County, Georgia, Records: A Reconstructed Heritage, Fernandina Beach, FL: Wolfe Publishing, 1999, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8545 H2c.
    page 435.
  3. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281
  4. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 220, Wilkinson Co., GA
    Joseph Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+.
  5. Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
  6. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 280, Unk Twp, Houston Co., GA
    Joseph Culpepper, 2 M 0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M40-50, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F30-40.
  7. Houston Co., GA Will Book A (1827-1855), page 75.
  8. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 374, Unk Twp, Houston Co., GA
    Joseph Culpepper, 1 M 0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M50-60, 2 F5-10, 1 F10-15, 2 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50.