Sarah Caroline Culpepper1,2

Female, #4851, (27 Dec 1868 - 10 Oct 1892)
Father*John Sampson Culpepper (4 Dec 1832 - 6 Jun 1900)
Mother*Dorothy S. Chastain (25 Sep 1837 - 13 Nov 1909)
Birth*27 Dec 1868 Sarah was born at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 27 Dec 1868. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Dorothy, Palestine, Cincinnatus, John and Sarah listed as a household member living with John Sampson Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.3 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Palestine, Sarah and Katherine was listed as a daughter in John Sampson Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Thomas Co., Georgia.4 
Photographed*say 1883 She was photographed say 1883 at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia,
From Jane West:
Sarah Caroline Culpepper b. 1868 d. 1892 Female # 4851 was my great grandmother. Her oldest child Gertrude Tullis McNeill was my grandmother. My mother was Elizabeth Parker Howard and I am Jane Elizabeth Wyre West. I do not know for sure, but believe the pictures were taken in Thomasville, GA where she lived. I have other pictures, letters etc. most of which can be found in my tree on The name of the tree is Wyres and More and has more than 4600 entries.5
Sarah Caroline (Culpepper) McNeill
Sarah Caroline Culpepper
Marriage*30 Aug 1883 She married James Scott McNeill at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 30 Aug 1883 at age 14.6 
Married Name30 Aug 1883  As of 30 Aug 1883, her married name was McNeill.6 
Death*10 Oct 1892 She died at Saint Paul's, Robeson Co., North Carolina, on 10 Oct 1892 at age 23. 
Burial*say 14 Oct 1892 Her body was interred say 14 Oct 1892 at Blackshear-Chastain Cemetery, Ochlocknee, Thomas Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* From Donna Cawiezell, September 2000:
     "Sarah Culpepper was the second wife of James Scott McNeill. He was married before her and after her. She and James had three children Gertrude (my line), Paxton (Nancy Brandon's line), and Lawrence. She died before her children grew up and they were raised by an old maid aunt."2 
Research note* Nancy McNeil Brandon wrote on 28 Jul 2006:
     "On a recent trip to Thomasville, Ga., I was able to get a copy of Sarah Caroline Culpepper McNeill's obit. I learned that she is buried in the Blackshear/Chastain cemetery which was a family cemetery just off what is Hwy.202 north of Thomasville. I had hoped to go to the grave but time constraints prohibited a visit at that time.
     "I am very interested in contacting any living descendants of Sarah, who is my great-grandmother.1 


James Scott McNeill (22 Aug 1854 - 27 Nov 1928)
Marriage*30 Aug 1883 She married James Scott McNeill at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 30 Aug 1883 at age 14.6 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Aug 2014


  1. E-mail written 1998-2006 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Nancy McNeil Brandon, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Donna Cawiezell.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. E-mail written Jul 2014 to Lew Griffin from Jane West, e-mail address.
  6. Joseph E. Craigmiles III, Thomas County, Georgia Marriages (1826-1925), Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles & Associates Publishing/Printing, 1991.
    Sarah Culpepper and J. S. McNeil on 30 Aug 1883 in Thomas Co., GA.