Elisha Culpepper of Talbot Co., GA1

Male, #9482, (18 Jul 1812 - 20 Mar 1875)
Father*Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA (5 Mar 1779 - 21 Jul 1825)
Mother*Frances Gardner (12 May 1789 - 13 Jan 1861)
DNA* Elisha 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*18 Jul 1812 Elisha was born at Warren Co., Georgia, on 18 Jul 1812. 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Nathan, Elisha and Gardner was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA's household, on the 1820 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Father21 Jul 1825 His father Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA died on 21 Jul 1825 at Warren Co., Georgia.3,4 
Land Lottery17 Apr 1827 He, as an orphan of the deceased, Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA, had a fortunate draw in the land lottery on 17 Apr 1827 at Warren Co., Georgia.5 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Elisha and Gardner was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Frances Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.6 
Marriage*3 Dec 1835 He married Elizabeth Harris at Warren Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1835 at age 23.7,8 
Birth of Son25 Jun 1839 His son Thomas J. Culpepper was born on 25 Jun 1839 at Talbot Co., Georgia.9,10 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Elisha was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Talbot Co., Georgia.11 
Birth of Son28 Jul 1841 His son William Henry Culpepper was born on 28 Jul 1841 at O'Neals District, Talbot Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son23 Mar 1849 His son John W. Culpepper was born on 23 Mar 1849 at Talbot Co., Georgia
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Elisha was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Talbot Co., Georgia.12 
Birth of Son8 Mar 1852 His son Nathan Gardner Culpepper was born on 8 Mar 1852 at Talbot Co., Georgia.13,14 
Birth of Son30 Oct 1858 His son Elisha Pryor Culpepper was born on 30 Oct 1858 at Talbot Co., Georgia.9 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Elisha was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.15 
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 He was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia, and owned 8 slaves.16 
Birth of Son4 Jan 1861 His son Francis Bartow Culpepper was born on 4 Jan 1861 at Talbot Co., Georgia.9 
Death of Mother13 Jan 1861 His mother Frances Gardner died on 13 Jan 1861 at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.17 
Death of Son7 Sep 1868 His son Thomas J. Culpepper died on 7 Sep 1868 at Talbot Co., Georgia.10 
Photographed*say 1870 He was photographed say 1870 at Talbot Co., Georgia.18
Elisha Culpepper
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Elisha was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia.19 
Death*20 Mar 1875 He died at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 20 Mar 1875 at age 62
cyclone.20 
Biography* According to "A Rockaway in Talbot," by William H. Davidson, "A report on the 'terrible cyclone' appeared in the Talbotton [GA] Standard for Wednesday, March 24, 1875. The editor traveled the storm strewn path, listing houses and places, and wrote:
     
      "The next is where Mr. Elisha Culpepper, one of our oldest and best citizens, lived. His house was blown down, he was killed on the spot, and his daughter-in-law and wife were badly wounded. All of this place is a wreck. The storm seems to have been more terrific here than at any place this side of Mount Airy.
     
      "Elisha Culpepper was noted for his 'strict integrity of character. He was a strict member of the Baptist Church.' At the time of his death, the Culpepper farm consisted of 283 acres of land, appraised August 29, 1876 at $1, 132." 

Family

Elizabeth Harris (21 Sep 1819 - 1892)
Marriage*3 Dec 1835 He married Elizabeth Harris at Warren Co., Georgia, on 3 Dec 1835 at age 23.7,8 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Jul 2008

Citations

  1. Lynda Lee Bryan, There Was a Land, A story of Talbot County, Georgia and its People, Robert H. Jordon.
    p 323.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 196, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Frances Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-29, 1 M20-30, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50.
  7. 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.
    p. 211.
  8. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Elisha Culpepper and Elizabeth Harris on 3 Dec 1835 in Warren Co., GA.
  9. William H. Davidson, A Rockaway in Talbot, Travels in an Old Georgia County, West Point, GA: Hester Print, 1983.
    p. 197.
  10. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/talbot/cemeteries/culpepper.txt
    Elisha Culpepper Family Cemetery, Talbot Co., GA
    + Thomas J. Culpepper, 25 Jun 1839 - 7 Sep 1868
    + Fannie W. Huff Culpepper, 3 Jan 1837 - 6 Dec 1910.
  11. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 219, Unk Twp, Talbot Co., GA
    Elisha Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30.
  12. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 276, 22nd District, Talbot Co., GA
    Elisha Culpepper, 38, M, Farmer, $1,200, GA
    Eliza Culpepper, 31, F, GA
    Thomas Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    William Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    Meary Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Jane Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  13. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/talbot/cemeteries/culpepper.txt
    Elisha Culpepper Family Cemetery, Talbot Co., GA
    + N. G. Culpepper, 8 Mar 1852 - 2 Aug 1943
    + Julia Brooks Culpepper, 6 May 1860 - 28 Nov 1935.
  14. Jeannette Holland Austin, compiler, Georgia Bible Records, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    Matthew Gardner Culpepper Bible, p. 214 (This is actually the Nathan Gardner Culpepper Bible).
  15. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 632, Family 546, Centre PO, Talbot Co., GA
    Elisha Culpepper, 48, M, Farmer, $1600/$7980, GA
    Eliza Culpepper, 39, F, GA
    Thomas Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    William Culpepper, 19, M, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 16, F, GA
    Jane Culpepper, 13, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 7, F, GA
    Elisha P. Culpepper, 2, M, GA.
  16. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    1860 Slave Schedule, Talbot Co., GA
    Elisha Culpepper, 8 slaves: 30M, 24F, 23M, 10M, 7F, 6M, 5M Filipino, 4M.
  17. Frances Evans obituary in the Christian Index, 27 Mar 1861, Page 41, Columns 5&6.
  18. E-mail written 1999-2004 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Darrell C. 'Skip' Lassiter (#10518), Columbus, GA, e-mail address.
  19. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 123B, Family 1292, Talbotton PO, O'Neills District, Talbot Co., GA
    Elisha Culpepper, 58, M, Farmer, $1600/$7980, GA
    Eliza Culpepper, 51, F, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 25, F, GA
    Jane Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    Gardner Culpepper, 19, M, GA
    Sarah Culpepper, 16, F, GA
    Prier Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    Barto Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    Frances Culpepper, 31, F, GA
    Emmett Culpepper, 4, M, GA
    Ludy Culpepper, 2, M, GA.
  20. Lynda Lee Bryan, There Was a Land, A story of Talbot County, Georgia and its People, Robert H. Jordon.
    p. 323.