Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA

Male, #9466, (5 Mar 1779 - 21 Jul 1825)
Father*Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC (c 1742 - c 1782)
Mother*Chloe Whitehead (c 1748 - b May 1818)
DNA* Nathan has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, who is a great-grandson of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*5 Mar 1779 Nathan was born at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 5 Mar 1779.1 
Death of Fathercirca 1782 His father Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC died circa 1782 at Nash Co., North Carolina.2 
Will12 Feb 1788 John, Henry, Nathan, Mary, Abiah, Martha, Nathan, Rahab, Elizabeth and Martha named as heir(s) in the will of Elizabeth (?) at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 12 Feb 1788.3 
Tax roll1805 Nathan registered to pay taxes. 
Marriage*26 May 1806 He married Frances Gardner at Warren Co., Georgia, on 26 May 1806 at age 27.4,5,1 
Birth of Son4 Mar 1807 His son Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA was born on 4 Mar 1807 at Warren Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son11 Dec 1810 His son Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA was born on 11 Dec 1810 at Warren Co., Georgia.7 
Deed*7 Apr 1812 He witnessed a deed grant on 7 Apr 1812 at Warren Co., Georgia,

by Thomas H. Kendall to Thomas Maddox. 
Birth of Son18 Jul 1812 His son Elisha Culpepper of Talbot Co., GA was born on 18 Jul 1812 at Warren Co., Georgia
Research note*4 Sep 1812 Sheriff's Sale - On the first Tuesday in October next at the Courthouse in Warren County, between the usual hours - WILL BE SOLD . . . ALSO, Three horses, viz: one sorrel horse, mare, and colt, one horse cart, and side board, taken as the property of Robert Johnson, to satisfy an execution in favor of Nathan Culpepper. Conditions Cash. Thos. H. Kendall, Shff, Sept 4 (Source: Augusta Chronicle microfilm located at GDAH in Drawer 286/Roll 34; transcribed 16 June 1999.)8 
Research note30 Oct 1812  Sheriff's Sale - On the first Tuesday in December next, at the court-house in Warren County, between the usual hours: WILL BE SOLD - 2 cows and calves, 1 horse cart; taken as the property of Robert Johnson, to satisfy an execution in favor of Nathan Culpepper. (Source: Augusta Chronicle microfilm located at GDAH in Drawer 286/Roll 34; transcribed 16 June 1999.)8 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(Nathan and William Culpepper both reportedly served in the 12th Regiment of the Georgia Militia. However, this is not shown in the War of 1812 database at Ancestry.com, and the original source document is unknown. Thus, the authenticity of this claim is in question.) 
Will31 May 1816 In Chloe Whitehead's will on 31 May 1816 at Nash Co., North Carolina, Matthew, Mary, Nathan, Erasmus and John named as heir(s). 
Tax roll*1818 Nathan registered to pay taxes. 
Land Lottery*1820 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1820 at Warren Co., Georgia,
154th District (179 2), Appling Co., GA.9 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1820 His son Nathan W. Culpepper was born on 20 Jun 1820 at Warren Co., Georgia.10 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Nathan was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.11 
Research note1 Nov 1821 (barely readable) Nathan Culpepper was one of three sellers of 435 acres, more or less, in Warren County. (Source: Augusta Chronicle microfilm located at GDAH in Drawer 79/Roll 5; transcribed 16 June 1999.)8 
Research note24 Dec 1821 (microfilm of Augusta Chronicle located at GDAH in Drawer 79/Roll 5 not readable at all, although Personal Name Index to the Augusta Chronicle cited that date with a reference to Nathan Culpepper; research attempted 16 June 1999.)8 
Birth of Son1825 His son Sterling Gardner Culpepper (I) was born in 1825 at Warren Co., Georgia.12 
Death*21 Jul 1825 He died at Warren Co., Georgia, on 21 Jul 1825 at age 46.13,1 
Land Lottery17 Apr 1827  (an unknown value.)14 
Probate*4 Mar 1833 Probate action was taken on Nathan's estate, with Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA as administrator, with Jesse Roundtree Beall as security on 4 Mar 1833 at Warren Co., Georgia,

(Sampson Culpepper, adminstrator, and Jesse Beall & Elijah Jones were named Securities of Nathan Culpepper's estate.)15 
Probate19 Apr 1833 Probate action was taken on Nathan's estate, with Seaborn Jones, Henry Harris and John Veazey appraising on 19 Apr 1833 at Warren Co., Georgia,

Nathan Culpepper's estate was appraised at $1,851.37. The appraisers were Elijah Jones, Seaborn Jones, Henry Harris and John Veasey.16 
Guardian4 Jun 1833 Following the death of Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA, the court declared Elizabeth Culpepper, Drucilla Rose Culpepper, Nathan W. Culpepper and Sterling Gardner Culpepper (I) to be orphaned, and Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA was appointed as guardian on 4 Jun 1833 at Warren Co., Georgia,

     Sampson R. Culpepper was appointed guardian of Elizabeth, Nathan, Sterling and Drucilla P. Culpepper, orphans of Nathan Culpepper.17 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA who would like to communicate with other descendants.18 

Family

Frances Gardner (12 May 1789 - 13 Jan 1861)
Marriage*26 May 1806 He married Frances Gardner at Warren Co., Georgia, on 26 May 1806 at age 27.4,5,1 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
WLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited25 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
    I came across an old card, written many years ago (between 1956, her husband's death, and 1967, her death) by Fannie Leila Culpepper Jolly, great-granddaughter of Nathan Culpepper. It is yellowed and hard to read. Some things she recorded are incorrect, based on research available since her death. But, it is interesting to note that she is specific in the dates of birth and death for Nathan. She recorded that he was born March 5, 1779 and died July 21, 1825. She also had the correct marriage date of May 27, 1806 (license May 26, 1806-my notation).
  2. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  3. Transcribed by Lew Griffin from LDS Film: 1577511 Item 2.
  4. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 281, which cites Warren Co. First Book of Marriages (1794-1814), page 20.
  5. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Nathan Culpepper and Fanny Gardiner on 26 May 1806 in Warren Co., GA.
  6. Correspondence from Ruth Allison Waldron Hill, (Collection of Letters between Hill and Hopkins), to Elizabeth Hopkins, 1950-1952, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 164,482.
  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.
    Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    + Gardner Culpepper, 11 Dec 1811 – 22 May 1868
    + Caroline Culpepper, 23 Apr 1815 – 18 Nov 1885.

  8. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
  9. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2la.
    page 78.
  10. Buried in Westview Cemetery, 1680 Gordon Street, SW, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA: "N. W. Culpepper, Cpl. 29th GA Cav, 20 Jun 1820 - 1 Apr 1909."
  11. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    p 279, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45.
  12. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
  13. Nathan must have died sometime after his son Sterling (born 1825) was conceived but prior to 17 Apr 1827, when Culpepper's Orphans were Fortunate Drawers in the Land Lottery of 1827.
  14. State of Georgia Recorder Office, compiler, Georgia Land Lottery, 1827, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2072
    Culpepper's Orphans of Stewarts District, Warren Co., GA, drew lot 186-9 in Lee Co., GA, 17 Apr 1827.
  15. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 645, which cites Warren Co. Adminstrators (1803-1833), page 228.
  16. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 281, which cites Warren Co. Inventory & Sales (1830-1837), page 195.
  17. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 333 which cites Warren Co. Minutes of the Court of the Ordinary, Record Book C, page 5.
  18. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.