Silvia Geiger

Female, #32241, (4 May 1800 - 29 Apr 1866)
Father*John Randolph Geiger (15 Feb 1773 - 18 Jan 1836)
Mother*Elizabeth Murff (11 Jul 1778 - 10 Sep 1855)
Birth*4 May 1800 Silvia was born at Orangeburg District, South Carolina, on 4 May 1800. 
Marriage*Mar 1817 She married Joseph Richard Culpepper at Lexington District, South Carolina, in Mar 1817 at age 16.1 
Married NameMar 1817  As of Mar 1817, her married name was Culpepper. 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Silvia was probably a free white female, age 16 and under 26, in Joseph Culpepper of Abbeville District, SC's household, on the 1820 Census at Abbeville District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for is 1 male 26-45 and 1 female 26-45..2 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Silvia was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in Joseph Richard Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Pike Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is 1 Male 20-30..3 
Death of Father18 Jan 1836 Her father John Randolph Geiger died on 18 Jan 1836 at Edgefield District, South Carolina
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Silvia was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in Joseph Richard Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Pike Co., Georgia.4 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Aurelia and Silvia listed as a household member living with Joseph Richard Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Pike Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Mother10 Sep 1855 Her mother Elizabeth Murff died on 10 Sep 1855 at Jasper Co., Georgia
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Silvia, Harriet, Caswell, Emma, Harmon and Saloma listed as a household member living with Joseph Richard Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Pike Co., Georgia.6 
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 Joseph and Silvia was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Pike Co., Georgia, and owned Jospeh owned 1 slave and Silvia owned 2 others in this county..7 
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 Silvia was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Jasper Co., Georgia, and owned Silvia owned 4 slaves in this county..8 
Death*29 Apr 1866 She died at Pike Co., Georgia, on 29 Apr 1866 at age 65. 

Family

Joseph Richard Culpepper (circa 1795 - 17 Dec 1876)
Marriage*Mar 1817 She married Joseph Richard Culpepper at Lexington District, South Carolina, in Mar 1817 at age 16.1 
Children
ChartsLWG / Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper Griffin (Lew Griffin's gtgm): Ancestral Chart
Last Edited3 Jun 2007

Citations

  1. Barbara R. Langdon, compiler, Edgefield Co., SC Marriages, 1769-1880: Implied in Edgefiled Probate RecordsLangdon, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.737 V2L.
    Joseph R. Culpepper and ___ Geiger, Lived 1838 (Box 16, Pack 561, Frames 057).
  2. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Abbeville District, SC
    Joseph Culpepper, page 3, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 1 M45+, 2 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 1 F45+, 24 slaves.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Unk Twp, Pike Co., GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 3 F10-15, 1 F20-30.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 120, District 581, Pike Co., GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 1 M40-50, 1 M60-70, 1 F5-10, 1 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40.
  5. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 204B, District 68, Pike Co., GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 54, M, Laborer, SC
    Silviah Culpepper, 50, F, SC
    A. S. C. Culpepper, 19, F, GA.
  6. Page 1, Zebulon PO, Pike Co., GA (ID: 31567)
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 65, M, SC
    Sylviah Culpepper, 60, F, $1000/$2982, SC
    Harriet C. Rucker, 37, F, Domestic, -/$60, SC (sister of Joseph)
    Francis C. Rucker, 13, M, GA
    Harmon A. Rucker, 11, M, GA
    Eudora E. Rucker, 9, F, GA
    Saloma R. Rucker, 3, F, GA.
  7. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Slave Schedule, Pike Co., GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper owned 1 slave: 50M
    Sylviah Culpepper owned 2 slaves: 6F, 3F.
  8. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Slave Schedule, Jasper Co., GA
    Sylva Culpepper, owned 4 slaves: 35F, 5F, 4F, 1F
    (She was not found in the regular census schedule in Jasper Co.).

Sarah Ann Culpepper

Female, #32247, (21 Nov 1817 - 29 Mar 1858)
Father*Joseph Richard Culpepper (c 1795 - 17 Dec 1876)
Mother*Silvia Geiger (4 May 1800 - 29 Apr 1866)
Birth*21 Nov 1817 Sarah was born at Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 21 Nov 1817.1 
Deed25 May 1818 She was granted a deed by Joseph Culpepper of Abbeville District, SC and Ann Theiler on 25 May 1818 at Abbeville District, South Carolina,

State of South Carolina Abbeville District This indenture made this twenty fifth day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighteen Between Joseph Culpepper and Ann Culpepper (formerly Geiger) of the District and State aforesaid of the one part and Joseph Richard Culpepper of the same place of the other part

Witnesseth, That the said Joseph and Ann for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which they have and bear towards the aforesaid Joseph Richard Culpepper the son of said Joseph and also for the further consideration of Ten dollars to them paid by the said Joseph Richard Culpepper; have given granted aliened and transferd and by these presents do give grant alien and transfer to the said Joseph Richard Culpepper all and Singular the Lands Tenements negroes goods and chattels now owned by and in the possession of said Joseph and Ann his wife,

to wit, a Tract of Land lying in Abbeville District aforesaid whereon the said Joseph now lives containing three hundred and eighty acres more or less; also sundry Negroe Slaves of different ages and Sexes; also, all the Stock of every kind , Household furniture and plantation tools; and also, the future increase of those Negroes aforementioned which are now computed to the number of twenty two or three all of which negroes goods and Chattels are particularly specified in a schedule thereof hereto annexd, as part of this deed; as also, whatever Lands goods and Chattels and negroes the Said Joseph may hereafter acquire and die possessed of agreeably to the provisoes and reservations herein after expressed. To have and to hold all and singular the Lands negroes goods and chattels abovementioned, with all the rights members and appurtenances to the Said Joseph Richard Culpepper his heirs and assigns forever --

Preserving Nevertheless to the Said Joseph Culpepper and Ann his wife during their lives or the life of the survivor of them the free and undisturbed possession use and enjoyment of all and Singular the Lands negroes goods and chattels abovementioned also reserving the right of Discharging all liens debts and demands which the said Joseph may now be liable to.

It is also further agreed on and understood, between the parties to these presents that a certain little negro girl by the name of Cynthia of the number of the above mentioned negroes is now to be hereby given by the said Joseph and Ann his wife, and received and held, by the said Joseph Richard Culpepper in Trust for and for the use of his little daughter Sarah Ann Culpepper and to her heirs forever and in case the said Sarah Ann should die under the age of twenty one years and without issue of her body then and in that case the said Girl Cynthia is to be held in the same manner for the said Joseph Richard's next oldest daughter.

In Testimony of the foregoing we the Said Joseph and Ann have jointly and severally put our hands and affixed our Seals the day and date above-mentioned.

Joseph Culpepper (seal)
Ann (her mark) Culpepper (seal)

Witnesses: Jefferson L. Edwards [sic], William Y. Glover

South Carolina Abbeville District -- Personally appeared Jefferson L. Edmonds [sic] who on his oath saith that he saw Joseph Culpepper and Ann his wife sign and execute the within Instrument of writing for the purposes therein mentioned and that William Y. Glover together with himself signed his name as a witness to the proper execution thereof. Sworn to the 22nd Sept 1818 before Charles Callayson, J. P.

Schedule of all and Singular the Lands negroes goods and chattels within and contained in the deed to which this is annexed; To Wit, Old Ben & wife Silvia, Cyrus, Joe, Nat, Ben (the younger); Tressy, Doncilla, Agga, Dilea, Anson, Nathan, Tallerand, Nalso, Tom, Will, Betty, Cynthia, & Mary. Horses, cows, hogs, sheep, articles of Household and Kitchen Furniture, consisting of Beds, Tables, etc etc.2 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Sarah and Mendelia was probably a free white female, under the age of 10, in Joseph Culpepper of Abbeville District, SC's household, on the 1820 Census at Abbeville District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for is 1 male 26-45 and 1 female 26-45..3 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Sarah, Mendelia and Melvina was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 15, in Joseph Richard Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Pike Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is 1 Male 20-30..4 
Marriage License7 Dec 1839 Sarah applied for a marriage license to wed Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper at Pike Co., Georgia, on 7 Dec 1839. 
Marriage*12 Dec 1839 She married Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper at Pike Co., Georgia, on 12 Dec 1839 at age 22.5,6 
Birth of Son15 Sep 1840 Her son Joseph Richard Culpepper was born on 15 Sep 1840 at Pike Co., Georgia
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Clarissa, Martha, Sarah, Sylviah, Joseph and Sarah listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Pike Co., Georgia.7 
Death*29 Mar 1858 She died at Pike Co., Georgia, on 29 Mar 1858 at age 40.8 
Burial*after 29 Mar 1858 Her body was interred after 29 Mar 1858 at Pike Co., Georgia
Biography* Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper recorded his wife's birth in his Bible: Sarah Ann Culpepper his wife was born on the 1817

When he recorded Sarah's death, he added that she died "age 40 years." The 0 was then written over by 5 and finally the 45 was crossed out and 41 was written above it and "27 da" was written on the line below as if he was starting to calculate her exact age at death realized that he was not sure of Sarah's date of birth. As written, it would seem to indicate a date of birth of 2 Mar 1817. In the 1850 census, in which the census taker was Joseph Richard Culpepper, Sarah Ann Culpepper's father, Sarah's age was given as 32 which would indicate a birth in the last half of 1817 or the first half of 1818. Sarah's parents were still living in Pike Co., GA when Sarah died and Rev. Lewis P. Culpepper must have gotten Sarah's date of birth from them because the following excerpt is from a death notice that was published in the 13 May 1858 issue of the Southern Christian Advocate and was excerpted by Brent H. Holcomb in Vol. I of Marriage and Death Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate: Mrs. Sarah A. Culpepper, wife of Rev. L. P. Culpepper, and daughter of Joseph R. and Sylvia Culpepper, was born in South Carolina, Nov. 21st, 1817, and died in Pike Co., Ga., March 29th, 1858....

Sarah is noted as one of two females under 10 years of age in the 1820 census of Abbeville District, SC. Since this is where her father was raised and where he was still living, it is believed to have been Sarah's place of birth. By 1830, Sarah's father had moved his family to Pike Co., GA where Sarah was noted as one of three females 10-15 year old in the household of her father.

Rev. Lewis P. Culpepper recorded his marriage to Sarah in his Bible: Lewis P. Culpepper was married to Sarah Ann Culpepper on the 12th of Dec 1839

The following are Pike Co., GA records (p. 209?): Georgia Pike County To any Judge, Justice of the Inferior Court Justice of the Peace or minister of the Gospel, you are hereby authorized to Join Lewis P. Culpeper to Sarah Ann Culpeper in the holy state of matrimony according to the constitution and laws of this State: and for so doing this shall be your sufficient license. Given under my hand and Seal this 7th day of December 1839. H. G. Johnson C.C. Georgia Pike County I certify that Lewis P Culpeper and Sarah Ann Culpeper were duly Joined in matrimony by me this 12tth day of December 1839. Josiah E. Nunally J P

Finally, Rev. Lewis P. Culpepper recorded Sarah's death: Sarah Ann Culpepper My beloved wife departed this Life March the 29th 1858 age [40, 45 then] 41 years 27 da

Sarah would have been 40 years 4 months and 8 days old at her death. Mrs. G. R. (Margaret Culpepper) Trimble, the youngest daughter of Lewis P. Culpepper and his second wife, wrote about Sarah in a 17 Dec 1949 letter to Sarah's great-granddaughter, Mary Erom Griffin: "Father said they [Lewis and Sarah] were fourth cousins." Joseph Richard Culpepper, the oldest son of Rev. Lewis P. Culpepper and his first wife, Sarah, wrote circa 1910-1915 to a cousin, Rev. George B. Culpepper, saying that he "wrote to Father [Lewis Peek Culpepper] asking him to give me all the information he could relative to his father, grandfather, etc.... He [Lewis Peek Culpepper] says there were three brothers, John, Ben and Joseph. John was my great grandfather as was Joseph, also, on my mother's side...." If this information is correct and Lewis Peek's grandfather, John, was the brother of Sarah Ann Culpepper's grandfather, Joseph, then Lewis and Sarah were in fact second cousins.

A granddaughter, Lena Amsler, wrote in a 17 Sep 1978 letter of Sarah Ann Culpepper's death: I heard my mother [Martha Jane Culpepper] comment that she [Sarah Ann Culpepper] must have died of appendicitis. She [Martha] said they called what she [Sarah] had cramp colic. 

Family

Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Marriage License7 Dec 1839 Sarah applied for a marriage license to wed Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper at Pike Co., Georgia, on 7 Dec 1839. 
Marriage*12 Dec 1839 She married Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper at Pike Co., Georgia, on 12 Dec 1839 at age 22.5,6 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
LWG / Clarissa Eugenia Culpepper Griffin (Lew Griffin's gtgm): Ancestral Chart
Last Edited12 Feb 2019

Citations

  1. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 505 13 May 1858 issue; POB based on father's census.
  2. SC Miscellaneous Records, Columbia Series; (n.p.: n.pub.), Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 22,668.
    Volume D, p. 57-58.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Abbeville District, SC
    Joseph Culpepper, page 3, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 1 M45+, 2 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 1 F45+, 24 slaves.
  4. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Unk Twp, Pike Co., GA
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 3 F10-15, 1 F20-30.
  5. , Lewis Peek Culpepper Bible.
  6. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Lewis P. Culpepper and Sarah Ann Culpepper on 12 Dec 1839 in Pike Co., GA.
  7. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 125, District 68, Pike Co., GA
    Lewis P. Culpepper, 33, M, Mill Wright, $400, SC
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 32, F, SC
    Joseph R. Culpepper, 9, M, GA
    Silviah A. Culpepper, 8, F, GA
    Sarah E. Culpepper, 6, F, GA
    Martha J. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    Clarissy E. Culpepper, 2, F, GA
    Robert A. Vaughn, 6, M, GA
    Nancy Nabors, 76, F, SC.
  8. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 505 13 May 1858 issue.

Margarette R. Joyce Bateman

Female, #32249, (24 Jun 1833 - 29 Dec 1896)
Father*Simon Bateman (s 1803 - b 1842)
Mother*Charlotte Brunson (s 1805 - )
Birth*24 Jun 1833 Margarette was born at Georgia on 24 Jun 1833. 
Employment* Margarette's occupation: midwife. 
1850 Census*1850 She was enumerated in the US Census of 1850 - Free at Pike Co., Georgia
Marriage*2 Dec 1858 She married Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper at Georgia on 2 Dec 1858 at age 25.1 
Married Name2 Dec 1858  As of 2 Dec 1858, her married name was Culpepper.1 
Birth of Son21 Oct 1859 Her son Francis Daniel Culpepper was born on 21 Oct 1859 at Georgia.2 
Census19 Sep 1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 19 Sep 1860.3 
Birth of Son1 Sep 1861 Her son Thomas Jefferson Culpepper was born on 1 Sep 1861 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Aug 1864 Her son William Washington Culpepper M.D. was born on 18 Aug 1864 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Margarette, Martha, Francis, Thomas, William, Mary and Elmira listed as a household member living with Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama.4 
Death of Son29 Mar 1895 Her son William Washington Culpepper M.D. died on 29 Mar 1895 at Wood Co., Texas
Death*29 Dec 1896 She died at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 29 Dec 1896 at age 63. 
Burial*say 31 Dec 1896 Her body was interred say 31 Dec 1896 at State Line Cemetery, Chambers Co., Alabama.5
Tombstone
Biography* Census: 1880, in Clay Co, AL. [Beat 10 ED 38-15 Margaret 47 GA NC NC in hh of Louis Culpepper]
      Lewis Peek Culpepper recorded his second wife's name and date of birth in his Bible: "Margret B. Born June 24, 1833." Her name and date of birth and death were recorded on p. 153 of A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama from her tombstone in the State Line Congregational Christian Church Cemetery (Township 24 N, Range 28 E) as: "Margarette R. Culpepper June 14, 1833/Jan. 29 1896." Presumably this information also came from Lewis P. Culpepper. A granddaughter, Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd wrote in a 12 April 1979 letter: From what I remember being told by my mother, grandmother's name was Margaret Joyce and aunt Maggie [Mrs. G. R. (Maggie Culpepper) Trimble] was Margaret Joyce for her mother and I became Margaret Joyce for aunt Maggie.
      Lewis P. Culpepper also recorded his second marriage in his Bible: "Lewis P. Culpepper... Married the Second time to Margrett R. Bateman Dec the 2nd 1858." Mrs. S. B. (Mary Exa Culpepper) Crossman wrote in a 24 Sep 1978 letter: Hattie [Culpepper Smith] did tell me that grandmother [Margaret Bateman Culpepper] was such a good housekeeper that every time they visited her, she (Hattie) was scared to death she would do something wrong.
      Mrs. J. H. (Margaret Phillips) Dodd wrote in a 21 Aug 1978 letter: Mother [Mrs. J. H. (Julia Culpepper) Phillips] said grandmother [Mrs. L. P. (Margarette Bateman) Culpepper] was a midwife. She [Margarette] told mother [Julia] that Aunt Polly [a sister of Margarette Bateman?] (that's all she [Julia] knew about Aunt Polly) taught her [Margarette] how to deliver babies and to gather herbs from the woods to make medicine. Mother remembers going with her [Margarette] to gather herbs.
      Mrs. Dodd continued in a 8 Oct 78 letter: I don't remember mother [Mrs. J. H. (Julia Culpepper) Phillips] talking about grandmother [Mrs. L. P. (Margarette Bateman) Culpepper] treating any of the children with herbal medicines, however I'm sure she did when they were sick. She [Julia] talked mostly about grandmother having her own horse and visiting sick people. She said that sometimes grandmother [Mrs. L. P. (Margarette Bateman) Culpepper] would spend several days with a person who was ill.
      Lewis Peek also recorded his wife's death: "Margarett R. Culpepper my Dear Wife departed this Life January the 29th 1896 Pece to thy afflicted Boddy age 62 years 7 months and 13 days." A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama p. 153 lists the name from the tombstone in the State Line Congregational Christian Church Cemetery (Township 24 N, Range 28 E) as "Margrette R. Culpepper." Lena Amsler wrote in a 17 Sep 1978 letter: She [Lena's mother, Martha Culpepper] seems to have been fond of her stepmother [Margaret Bateman Culpepper]. I was only a kid but I was impressed when a black bordered letter came announcing her death and seeing my mother cry about it. 

Family

Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper (25 Aug 1816 - 4 Jun 1915)
Marriage*2 Dec 1858 She married Rev. Lewis Peek Culpepper at Georgia on 2 Dec 1858 at age 25.1 
Children
Last Edited14 May 2012

Citations

  1. , Lewis Peek Culpepper Bible.
  2. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Dryden Cemetery, Harmon Co., OK, Submitted by Jeanette Coaly:
    F. D. Culpepper, 18 Oct 1860 - 10 Apr 1910, Father
    M. E. Culpepper, 14 Feb 1871 - 26 Jan 1915, Mother.
  3. P 811 (Margaret J., 26, in hh of Lewis Culpepper.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama; Lines 37-40 & 1-4, Pages 250A-B (22 Jun 1870)
    L P Culpepper, 53, M, Wh, Mill Wright, SC
    M Culpepper, 36, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    M J Culpepper, 33, F, Wh, Keeping house, GA
    F D Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, GA
    T J Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, AL
    W W Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, AL
    M E Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, AL
    A Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, AL.
  5. Margaret Parker Milford, A Survey of Cemeteries in Chambers County, Alabama, Valley, AL: Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society, 1983.
    p 153.