Joseph Franklin Culpepper

Male, #4586, (circa 1812 - 14 Sep 1864)
Father*Rev. Allison Culpepper of Webster Co., GA (c 1784 - bt Oct 1854 - 1857)
Mother*Mary (?) (c 1787 - c 1852)
DNA* He has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Allison Culpepper of Webster Co., GA. The ancestry of Allison is unknown. 
Birth*circa 1812 Joseph was born at Georgia circa 1812.1 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Edward, Joseph and John was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Rev. Allison Culpepper of Webster Co., GA's household, on the 1820 Census at Jackson Co., Georgia.2 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Joseph was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Rev. Allison Culpepper of Webster Co., GA's household, on the 1830 Census at Houston Co., Georgia.3 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Edward and Joseph was probably a free white male, age 20 and under 30, in Rev. Allison Culpepper of Webster Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Stewart Co., Georgia.4 
Tax List*1841 He was listed in a tax list at Stewart Co., Georgia, in 1841.5 
Marriage*19 Aug 1847 He married Nancy Ann R. Adams at Randolph Co., Georgia, on 19 Aug 1847.6,7 
Birth of Son7 Jul 1848 His son Charles Allison Culpepper was born on 7 Jul 1848 at Stewart Co., Georgia
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Stewart Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mothercirca 1852 His mother Mary (?) died circa 1852 at Georgia
Relocation*16 Dec 1853 On 16 Dec 1853, Webster County was created from the eastern third of Stewart County, and the Culpeppers were apparently in the part of Stewart that became Webster. 
WillOct 1854 Mary, Eleanor, Permelia, Charles, Joseph, Edward, Eliza, Reuben, Marcus, Mary, Benjamin and Martha named as heir(s) in the will of Rev. Allison Culpepper of Webster Co., GA at Webster Co., Georgia, in Oct 1854.8 
Birth of SonMar 1855 His son John B. Culpepper was born in Mar 1855 at Webster Co., Georgia
Birth of Son13 May 1856 His son Edward Reuben Culpepper was born on 13 May 1856 at Webster Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son11 Nov 1858 His son James P. E. Culpepper was born on 11 Nov 1858 at Webster Co., Georgia.10,11 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Webster Co., Georgia.10 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1864

     Enlisted on 15 Jul 1864 as a Private and mustered into Co. D, 12th Infantry. Later served in Co. B 11th GA. Died of disease (measles) on 15 Sep 1864 at Macon, GA Hospital.12,13 
Death*14 Sep 1864 He died at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, on 14 Sep 1864.14 
Burial*circa 15 Sep 1864 His body was interred circa 15 Sep 1864 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.15 
Biography* Pension Records of the Soldiers of the 11th Georgia, Company B, from Lee County, Georgia
Joseph F. Culpepper, Private. His wife Nancy R. Culpepper filed for his pension in Webster County, Georgia. J. B. Goss, J. R Stapleton, and A. J. Smith of Webster County, Georgia served as witnesses for her. Affidavit to be made by the Widow

STATE OF GEORGIA, County of Webster
In person came before me, the undersigned Ordinary Mrs. Nancy R. Culpepper, who being sworn according to law, says under oath that she is the widow of Joseph F. Culpepper, who was a soldier in the service of the Confederate States, and served as a member of Company B, of the 11th Regiment of Georgia Volunteers, that he enlisted in said service on or about the 3rd day July 1864, and was in the army up to September 1864. That while in the Army, he was on the 14th day of September 1864 taken sick with measles and died at Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon, Georgia.

Affidavit for Three Witnesses
STATE OF GEORGIA, County of Webster
In person came before me, the undersigned Ordinary in and for said County, witnesses J. B. Goss, J. R. Stapleton, and A.J. Smith (each known to said Attesting Officer as truthful, reliable and reputable citizens), who severally say oath, that, from their own personal knowledge, Mrs. Nancy R. Culpepper, of the County of Webster, State of Georgia, is the widow of Joseph Franklin Culpepper, who was a soldier in Company B of the 11th Regiment of Georgia Volunteers. That said soldier enlisted in the service of the Confederate States (or the GeorgiaState Troops) on or about the 14th day of September 1864. That while in said service, or by reason of said service in the Army, he lost his life as follows: Was taken sick with measles and died from the effects of measles.
James R. Stapleton comes before me and on oath says that he was in the same company with the said Joseph F. Culpepper and that while in service he was reported sick and soon afterwards was reported dead and he has never seen nor heard of the said Joseph F. Culpepper since and that he is satisfied that the said Joseph F. Culpepper died at the time he was reported to have died and that he had lived near by the family of said Culpeppers ever since the surrender.
J. B. Goss on oath says that he was a comrade of Joseph F. Culpepper in the Confederate service and that at the time of his death he was in the service and was in the City Hall Hospital at Macon, Georgia and died on or about the 14th day of September 1864 and that he the said Goss said the said Culpepper died and he carried his body out of the ward after his death.
P. L. Christian further swears that he knows the said Joseph F. Culpepper was in the City Hospital very sick and that he was reported dead and if he should not have died he has ever since been unknown and that his is just as certain that the said Joseph F. Culpepper died while in the service of the Confederacy. 

Family

Nancy Ann R. Adams (24 Feb 1830 - 18 Feb 1910)
Marriage*19 Aug 1847 He married Nancy Ann R. Adams at Randolph Co., Georgia, on 19 Aug 1847.6,7 
Children
ChartsOrphan / Allison Culpepper of Webster Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 117B, District 18, Stewart Co., GA
    Joseph F. Culpepper, 38, M, Farmer, $270, GA
    Nancy Culpepper, 19, F, GA
    Charley Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 6/12, F, GA.
  2. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 289, Jackson Co., GA
    Allenson Culpepper, 3 M 0-10, 1 M 10-16, 1 M 26-45, 1 F 0-10, 1 F 10-16, 1 F 26-45.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 275, Houston Co., GA
    Allison Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M15-20, 2 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 1 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 128, 18th District, Stewart Co., GA
    Allison Culpepper, 1 M15-20, 2M20-30, 1 M50-60, 2 F20-30, 1 F50-60.
  5. E-mail written 2008-2012 to Culpepper Connections from Tim Savelle (gs/o #4636), Watkinsville, GA, e-mail address (Mar 2012).
    An index to the 1841 Stewart Co GA Tax Digest index shows Allison Culpepper as a property owner. He was also an agent for property owners Joseph Culpepper and E. B. Culpepper. This is from a Stewart Co GA history book.
  6. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Joseph F. Culpepper and Nancy A. R. Adams on 19 Aug 1847 in Randolph Co., GA, Book 2, page 72.
  7. Max L. Tatum, compiler, Randolph County, Georgia, Marriage Records: From the Beginning, 1828-1922, Albany, GA: , 1997.
    Joseph F. Culpepper & Nancy Ann R. Adams, 19 Aug 1847, Randolph Co., GA, Book 2, p. 72.
  8. Will Book 1854-1910, p. 18.
  9. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/mitchell/cemeteries/pela-i.txt
    Pelham City Cemetery, Pelham, Mitchell Co., GA
    + E. R. Culpepper, 13 May 1856 - 26 Aug 1914
    + Edy Culpepper, 1857 - 1931.
  10. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 388, Preston PO, Webster Co., GA
    J. F. Culpepper, 47, M, Farmer, -/$275, GA
    Nancy A. Culpepper, 30, F, GA
    Allison Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Mary F. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    John B. Culpepper, 6, M, GA
    Rheubin E. Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    James E. Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  11. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Record added 23 Nov 2007 by the Terrell Historical Society. Accessed 21 Jul 2009.
    Chickasawhatchee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia
    James P Culpepper, Nov. 11, 1858 - May 9, 1933 (Memorial# 23046855)
    Nancy Edie Culpepper, Apr. 3, 1875 - May 24, 1962 (Memorial# 23046784).
  12. Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy, Roster of Confederate Graves, GA: UDC-GA, 1995.
    Bibb County, GA, Rose Hill – Confederate Block Cemetery, Macon, GA
    J. F. Culpepper, Co. B 11th GA, d. 14 Sep 1864.
  13. Lillian Henderson (transcription by Fred Gleaton), compiler, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, Americus, GA: Lake Blackshear Regional Libray, 1964.
  14. E-mail from Loris Orrin Brewer Jr. (#40497), e-mail address (Feb 2013), Lockhart, Texas, (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/r/e/Loris-O-Brewer/), 512-398-2797 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper, 2001-2013.
  15. Cemetery records of Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb Co., GA
    CSA Grave: J. F. Culpepper, Co. B 11th GA, d. 14 Sep 1864.