Benjamin Culpepper son of Robert

Male, #3211, (say 1698 - circa 1746)
Father*Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA (s 1664 - c 1742)
Mother*Unknown wife of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA (s 1666 - b 16 Oct 1739)
DNA* Benjamin has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA, who is a son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpeper. 
Birth*say 1698 Benjamin was born say 1698. 
Marriage* He married Martha (?)
Birth of Sonsay 1721 His son Benjamin Culpepper the Ferryman was born say 1721 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Will16 Oct 1739 Robert, Joseph, Benjamin, Rachel, Ann, Elizabeth, Mury, William and Mary named as heir(s) in the will of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 16 Oct 1739.1 
Deed*19 May 1741 He was granted a deed by Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC on 19 May 1741 at Edgecombe Precinct, North Carolina,

Edgecombe County NC, Deed Book 1, page 379 – This Indenture made the 19th day of May in the year of our Lord 1741 and in the 16th year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the 2nd by the grace of God of Great Britain, Scotland, and Ireland King defender of the faith and between JOSEPH CULPEPPER of Edgecombe County in the province aforesaid of the one part and BENJAMIN CULPEPPER of the County aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said JOSEPH CULPEPPER for and in consideration of the sum of eight pounds to him in hand paid, hath given granted, bargained, released, and transferred unto BENJAMIN CULPEPPER his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract and parcel of land lying and being on the west side of Fishing Creek. Beginning at a Beech thence to a White Oak thence to a White Oak to a Red Oak then to a Pine then to a Black Oak then to a Pine for the compliment containing by estimation one hundred and sixty acres of land be the same more or less. Together with all houses orchards whatsoever any manner of ways, woods, under woods, water courses rights hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining. To have and to hold the said 160 acres of land to the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER his heirs and assigns forever in as full and ample manner to all intents and purposes as the same is granted to the said JOSEPH CULPEPPER by the patent aforesaid. And the said deed the said JOSEPH CULPEPPER hereby obliges himself his heirs Executors, Administrators to warrant forever defend to the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER his heir assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said JOSEPH CULPEPPER hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. Signed JOSEPH CULPEPPER (seal) in presence of Hopkins Wilder, George Yate. May Court 1741 – The above Deed of Sale was in open Court acknowledged in due form of law and on motion ordered to be registered. Test: Robert Forster, C. Ct. 
Death*circa 1746 He died at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, circa 1746.2 
Biography* This Benjamin Culpepper is a rather elusive figure in our Culpepper family history. There are few records which can be attributed to him with certainty, other than one surviving fragment from his 1746 estate record, which has otherwise been lost. The following account of Benjamin is largely speculative in nature.
     Benjamin Culpepper was born in Norfolk Co., VA, perhaps around 1698. He was a legatee in his father, Robert Culpepper's, will there, which was probated in 1743.
     Benjamin probably married his apparent wife Martha around 1719 in Norfolk County, VA. Perhaps around 1721 or so, his eldest son, Benjamin Jr., was born. Benjamin and Martha probably had other sons and daughters as well, perhaps Robert Culpepper, and possibly, William Culpepper. This writer currently believes that William was more likely a son of Benjamin's brother, Robert Culpepper, Jr., and has listed him there. Likewise, Robert Culpepper of Anson is currently listed as a probable son of Robert Jr. of Norfolk, as well.
     Since Benjamin does not appear in Norfolk Co., VA tithable records during the years 1730-1736, he must have left Norfolk Co., VA, prior to 1730 to join his brother, Joseph, on the North Carolina frontier. At that time, Joseph was living in what is now Northampton County, NC. But prior to 1741 the area was part of Bertie County.
     By the mid 1730's the two brothers had apparently moved about 30 miles west, and settled on land on the south side of Fishing Creek, in what was then Edgecombe Precinct , NC (beginning in 1732) and which became Edgecombe Co., NC in 1741.
     This may be the Benjamin who witnessed the deed of John Rogers, Jr. "John Rogers, Jr., of Edgecombe Pct., to Edward Powers, 18 Jan 1735/6, for 14 pounds Virginia money, 170 acres more or less, on the north side of Fishing Creek, joining Goss and the creek, part of the land granted to William Goss on 10 April 1730. Witnesses John Williams ("E" his mark), Jacob Rodgers, Benjamin Culpepper ("B" his mark), and Robert Inman. (Edgecombe Pct, NC DB 1-143)
     In May 1741, Benjamin bought 160 acres on Fishing Creek from his brother Joseph Culpepper, for eight pounds, which was just what Joseph had paid for it. (DB 1, p. 379). Witnesses were Joseph's nephew Hopkins Wilder, and George Yate. It is impossible to tell from the poor desccription in the deed, whether this was the east or the west half of the original property. This writer believes, however, that it was probably the west half.
     On 22 May 1746, Martha Culpepper, thought to have been Benjamin's wife, was mentioned in Edgecombe County Court Records as the administrator of the estate of Benjamin Culpepper, deceased. Upon her request, the court ordered the sale of enough of the perishable estate of Benjamin Culpepper, deceased, to pay his debts. Perishable estate normally refers to crops, etc.
     Edgecombe estate records from this time period are not complete, for reasons unknown. So no further records from Benjamin's estate have as yet been found. But it would appear that the 160 acres he may have purchased from his brother Joseph, descended, by right of primogeniture, to his eldest son, Benjamin Jr.
 
Research note He is referenced in a research note for William Culpepper of Kentucky.3 

Family

Martha (?) (say 1696 - after 1746)
Marriage* He married Martha (?)
Child
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 Edited29 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Norfolk Co. VA Wills; (n.p.: n.pub.).
    Will Book H, page 19.
  2. Joseph W. Watson, compiler, Estate Records of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1730-1820, Rocky Mount, NC: Watson, 1970, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.646 R5w.
    p 65.
  3. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Argent Culpepper

Female, #3212, (say 1735 - )
Father*Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC (s 1696 - 1745)
Mother*Martha (?) (s 1700 - 24 Jan 1764)
Birth*say 1735 Argent was born at Bertie Co., North Carolina, say 1735. 
Married Namesay 1768  As of say 1768, her married name was Lee. 
Marriage*say 1768 She married Robert Lee Jr. at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1768. 
Biography* Argent was not mentioned in her mother's will, and may have been deceased by that date. Or she may have been the Argent who married Robert Lee Jr., and who as Argent Lee, witnessed a deed in Wilkes County, GA in 1791. See also Argent Culpepper, daughter of William, who married Haddon Parham. 
Researcher*8 Dec 2006 Jan Rolison Farren writes: "I believe Argent Culpepper and Robert Lee to be the parents or grandparents of my great, great, grandfather Sampson Lee. Sampson appears to have been born into the Robert/William/John Lees that settled in Anson County between 1750--1850. My question is, do you have an additional information on Argents Culpepper's line and, do you know of any of Argent Culpepper's descendants who are currently researching her and Robert Lee's lineage?"1 

Family

Robert Lee Jr. (say 1733 - )
Last Edited8 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written Dec 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Jan Rolison Farren (descendant of Argent Culpepper and Robert Lee), Indianapolis, IN, e-mail address.

Sarah Culpepper

Female, #3213, (say 1729 - )
Father*Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC (s 1696 - 1745)
Mother*Martha (?) (s 1700 - 24 Jan 1764)
Birth*say 1729 Sarah was born at Bertie Co., North Carolina, say 1729. 
Marriage*circa 1748 She married William Culpepper of Warren Co. GA at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, circa 1748. 
Birth of Sonsay 1749 Her son Thompson Culpepper was born say 1749 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1750 Her son Daniel Culpepper of Warren Co., GA was born circa 1750 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Birth of Sonsay 1752 Her son Joseph Culpepper was born say 1752 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1765 Her son William Culpepper Jr., of Jones Co., GA was born circa 1765 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Church*22 Dec 1787 William and Sarah joined at Williams Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 22 Dec 1787.1 
Event-Misc*21 Sep 1798 In a 21 Sep 1798 listing of church members, William & Sarah Culpepper appear with the notation of "dead" beside their names. However, the notation of "dead" appears to be an entry made at a later date.2 
Research note* There is no record of Sarah Culpepper's marriage, and the name of her husband, if any, is unproven. It has been suggested, however, that she might have married William Culpepper, her first cousin, possible son of either Robert Culpepper, Jr., or of Benjamin Culpepper, his brother. If so, this could account for William's apparent close association with Joseph's family.
     Your help with this problem will be appreciated. Contact Lew Griffin (see footnote for details).3 

Family

William Culpepper of Warren Co. GA (say 1726 - 1808)
Marriage*circa 1748 She married William Culpepper of Warren Co. GA at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, circa 1748. 
Children
Last Edited24 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. J. Kenneth Brantley, The Records of the Church at Williams Creek (Warren Co., GA), Powder Springs, GA: Brantley Association, 1995/2002, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    Pages 1-2: 22 Dec 1787, members include William Culpepper and Sister Culpepper.
  2. J. Kenneth Brantley, The Records of the Church at Williams Creek (Warren Co., GA), Powder Springs, GA: Brantley Association, 1995/2002, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    Page 25.
  3. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.

Ann Elizabeth Culpepper

Female, #3214, (say 1722 - )
Father*Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC (s 1696 - 1745)
Mother*Martha (?) (s 1700 - 24 Jan 1764)
Birth*say 1722 Ann was born say 1722. 
Marriage*circa 1744 She married William Wilder at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, circa 1744. 
Married Namecirca 1744  As of circa 1744, her married name was Wilder. 
Death* She died at Wilkes Co., Georgia
Biography* Ann Elizabeth appears to be Joseph and Martha's eldest child. She was the first-mentioned daughter in her mother's will, and so was perhaps born around 1722. Her husband, William Wilder, was apparently her elder by about seven years or so.
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Ann Elizabeth and William had children William, Malachi, Culpeper, Eldred, Sampson, James & Martha Lee. The family moved to Wilkes Co, GA. 

Family

William Wilder (1715 - 1784)
Last Edited7 Apr 2001

Robert Lee Jr.

Male, #3215, (say 1733 - )
Father*Robert Lee (s 1710 - 1766)
Mother*Sarah (?) (s 1712 - )
Birth*say 1733 Robert was born say 1733. 
Marriage*say 1768 He married Argent Culpepper at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1768. 
Researcher*8 Dec 2006 Jan Rolison Farren writes: "I believe Argent Culpepper and Robert Lee to be the parents or grandparents of my great, great, grandfather Sampson Lee. Sampson appears to have been born into the Robert/William/John Lees that settled in Anson County between 1750--1850. My question is, do you have an additional information on Argents Culpepper's line and, do you know of any of Argent Culpepper's descendants who are currently researching her and Robert Lee's lineage?"1 

Family

Argent Culpepper (say 1735 - )
Last Edited8 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written Dec 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Jan Rolison Farren (descendant of Argent Culpepper and Robert Lee), Indianapolis, IN, e-mail address.

William Wilder1,2

Male, #3216, (1715 - 1784)
Birth*1715 William was born at Chowan Precinct, North Carolina, in 1715. 
Marriage*circa 1744 He married Ann Elizabeth Culpepper at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, circa 1744. 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: William Wilder, born circa 1735 in North Carolina, died before 19 Apr 1784 in Georgia, married Elizabeth Culpeper, Patriotic Service, Georgia.)3 
Death*1784 He died at Wilkes Co., Georgia, in 1784. 
Research note*5 Aug 2017 For further information on the Wilder farmily, see the "Wilder Connections" website. 

Family

Ann Elizabeth Culpepper (say 1722 - )
Last Edited5 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. E-mail written 22 Apr 2000 to e-mail address from John Collins, e-mail address.
  2. William Murtha Wilder, compiler, Wilder & Connecting Families (especially Ware) in the Southeastern States, Albany, GA: A. L. Seely Company, 1851, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 929.273 W645w 1960.
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.

John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA

Male, #3217, (say 1733 - circa 1808)
Father*Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC (s 1696 - 1745)
Mother*Martha (?) (s 1700 - 24 Jan 1764)
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*say 1733 John was born at Bertie Co., North Carolina, say 1733. 
Death of Father1745 His father Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC died in 1745 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
Deed17 Dec 1754 He witnessed a deed grant to Benjamin Dumas on 17 Dec 1754 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book B, Pp. 409-410: THOMAS HARRINGTON of Anson Co., planter, to BENJ. DUMAS of same, for £150 Va. money... 270 A, N side Great Pee Dee... line of JOHN CHEEK... 100 taken up by JOHN GILES and the other by THOMAS HARRINGTON by patent 1754 .. THOMAS HARRENTON (T) (SEAL), Wit: EDMOND LILLEY, JOHN CULPEPPER, SARAH LILLEY.1 
Deed24 Oct 1755 He witnessed a deed grant by Walter Gibson to William Culpepper of Warren Co. GA on 24 Oct 1755 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book C1, Page 212: WALTER GIBSON of Anson Co., to WILLIAM CULPEPPER of same, for £15 Va. money... 100 A on N side Rockey River against land of sd. GIBSON, at mouth of Spring Branch... WALTER GIBSON (SEAL), Wit: EDMOND LILLY, JEREMIAH DUMAS, JOHN CULPEPPER.1 
Deed22 Jun 1756 He witnessed a deed grant on 22 Jun 1756 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 5 Pp. 262-263: JOHN SPAN of Johnson Co., to AMBROSE JOSHUA SMITH of Rowan, for £150 Va. money... 3 tracts:
(1) 400 A on Great Pee Dee, on Walkers Island, about 2 miles below mouth of Rockey River
(2) 100(?) A below mouth of Browns Cr, Youngs Island...
(3) 300 A below mouth of Dry Cr... granted to ROBERT PARKS by 3 patents 28 Sep 1745 & 14 Mar 1745... Made over to JOHN SPAN 14 Oct 1747 & proven 14 Sept 1749... registered in Bladen Co. Book C., folio 126, 26 Jun 1750... JOHN SPAN (SEAL), Wit: STEPHEN CADE, JOHN CULPEPPER, ABRAHAM HAY (A).1 
Deed20 Jul 1759 He witnessed a deed grant by Andrew Preslar to Andrew Preslar Jr. on 20 Jul 1759

Book 7, Pp. 152-153: ANDREW PRESLAR, SR of Anson, Blacksmith, to ANDREW PRESLAR, JR. for £10 proc... land on S side Rocky River, 100 A... granted to PRESLAR 1751... ANDREW PRESLAR (SEAL), Wit: THOMAS BERRY, JOHN CULPEPPER, L. CULCASTER (sic).1 
Deed6 Sep 1760 He witnessed a deed grant by Walter Gibson to Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co. GA on 6 Sep 1760 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 5, Page 339: WALTER GIBSON of Anson, planter, to JOSEPH CULPEPER of same, planter, for good will & respect... 100 A adj. Rockey River on spring Br... WALTER GIBSON (W) (SEAL), Wit: JNO. CULPEPER, WILLIAM CULPEPER, JNOTH. DOWNS.1 
Deed*24 Jan 1763 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Henry Stokes, with John Lee as an adjacent landowner on 24 Jan 1763 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 3, Page 9: JOHN BROOKS of Anson, to JOHN CULPEPPER of same, for £10 NC money... land on S side Rocky R., beginning at a branch, near the ford, between JOHN BROOKES & JOHN LEE... Richardson Creek... JOHN BROOKS (B) (SEAL), Wit: HENRY STOKES, AARON BURLISON, W. BROOKS.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1764 His son Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS was born say 1764 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Death of Mother24 Jan 1764 His mother Martha (?) died on 24 Jan 1764 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Deed*7 Jan 1765 He was granted a deed, witnessed by John Preslar on 7 Jan 1765 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 3, Page 173: JOHN COLSON of Anson, to JOHN CULPEPPER of same, planter, for £40 proc. money... 200 A on Brown Cr, S side PD... JOHN COLSON (SEAL), Wit: ELIJAH GIBSON, JOHN PRESLER, CHAS. HARRINGTON.1 
Deed25 Apr 1765 He granted a deed, witnessed by Henry Stokes, with John Lee as an adjacent landowner on 25 Apr 1765 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 3, Page 239: JOHN CULPEPPER of Anson, to WILLIAM BROOKS of same, for £25... 100 A on S side Rocky River, where BROOKS now lives at JOHN LEE's ford, Richardson Cr... JOHN CULPEPPER (SEAL), Wit: HENRY STOKES, THOS. DENARD, JACOB DENARD (X). Recorded according to law. THOS FROHOCK, Clk.1 
Marriage*say 1765 He married Agnes (?) at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1765. 
Deed3 Mar 1767 He was granted a deed on 3 Mar 1767 at Anson Co., North Carolina.1 
Birth of Son16 Dec 1768 His son David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA was born on 16 Dec 1768 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Miscellaneous*9 Oct 1769 Regulator's Petition.2 
Birth of Soncirca 1770 His son Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes was born circa 1770 at Anson Co., North Carolina
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: John Culpepper, born circa 1733 in North Carolina, died after 1808 in Georgia, married ___ ___, Patriotic Service, North Carolina
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In his late 40's during the Revolutionary War, he served in the war as captain of "John Culpepper's Company, Colonel David Love's Regiment, North Carolina Troops" John had been captain of a militia group in Anson County since at least 1770.)3,4 
Deed1776 He was granted a deed in 1776

Book H1, Page 120: State of North Carolina to John Culpeper, 100 acres. 
Miscellaneous1776 John Culpepper, along with about 150 other debtors, owed money to the Loyalist, Major James Cotton, a former Justice of Anson County.5 
Marriage*say 1776 He married Mary (?) say 1776. 
Deed6 Dec 1778 He was granted a deed on 6 Dec 1778 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 7, Page 99: John Culpeper of Anson to Jacob Green, for £150, 100 acres on the South side of Rocky River, beginning at a white oak just above the mouth of Reason's Branch, running thence 80.60 Wt. 48 poles to a white oak then South 84 Wt. 110 poles to a pine thence North 71 Wt. 50 poles to a pine thence North 87 Wt. 60 poles to a sweet gum on the river bank then down various courses of River to the beginning. Signed John Culpeper (Seal), Wit: Jesse Gilbert, Gideon (X) Green, proved in July Court 1779 by Gideon Green, witness; Michael Auld, Clk.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1780 His son Benjamin Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA was born say 1780. 
Birth of Son11 May 1781 His son Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA was born on 11 May 1781 at Anson Co., North Carolina.6 
Deed14 Oct 1783 He was granted a deed on 14 Oct 1783 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 4, Page 382: State of North Carolina Grant No. 511 to John Culpepper, for Fifty shillings for each 100 acres, 75 acres in Anson County on both sides of Rocky River Beginning at a Red oak standing on the Bank of said River in John Brooks sen. line and Runs with sd. Brooks Line North 54 East 12 chains to the said Brook's corner then 36 west 7 chains & 70 links to a hickory John Brook's Jun. line then with sd. Brook's line south 45 west 12 chains to the sd. Brook's corner Elm on the river Bank then with the sd. Brook's line North 45 wt. 38 chains & 75 links crossing the sd. River to the sd. Brook's corner stake then south 45 west. 17 chains & 30 links to a stake then south 45 east 43 chains and 75 links to a stake then north 45 east 17 chains & 30 links crossing sd. River to the Beginning -- At Hillsborough the 14th day of October in the 8th year of our Independence & in the year of our Lord 1783. By his Excellency's Command, J. Glasgow Secy. Alex Martin.

Book 4, Page 383: State of North Carolina Grant No. 556 to John Culpepper, for Fifty shillings for each 100 acres, 150 acres in Anson County on the South side of Rocky River on the south side of Richardson's creek Beginning at a pine & Runs wt. 110 poles to a Lightwood stump between 2 post oaks then south 219 poles to a black oak then East 110 poles to a stake between a post oak & a pine the North 219 poles to a black oak then East 110 poles to a stake between a post oak and a pine then North 219 poles to the Beginning At Hillsborough the 14th Day of October ... in the year of our Lord 1783... J. Glasgow Secy. Alex Martin.1 
Deed1785 He witnessed a deed grant in 1785 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

23 Aug 1785, Book EE, p. 151. Edward Wilborn (Welbourn), Senior, to Thomas Wilborn of Ga. Lease and Release, for a blue roan mare, land on Clarks Fork of Long Creek in Wilkes Co.., 95 acres, part of a grant to Wilborn, 21 Sept. 1784. (signed) Edward Welborn, Martha (X) Welborn. Wit: John (X) Culpepper, Ephraim (X) Wilborn. Ack. by J. George, J.P. Regd. 24 Aug. 1789.
     29 Nov 1785, Book AA, p. 157. James Denley to John Dale, both planters of Wilkes Co., for 100 pounds, 470 acres, Clarkes fork of Long Creek, part of grant to Denley for 2140 acres in lieu of an old warrant. The 470 acres beg. near corner of 2140 acres, adj. Stanly Crews, and Stanly Crews & William McElroy, William McElroy & Giles Munk, granted Denley, 5 Jan. 1785. (,signed) James Denley, Ellonder (+) Denley. Wit: John Culpepper, Robert Crawford. Proved 30 Nov. 1785, J. George J.P. Regd. 16 Feb. 1787.
     29 Nov 1785, Book CC, p. 145. James Denley to William Odear, both of Wilkes Co., for 50 pounds, 120 acres, Clarkes Fork of Long Creek, part of 2140 acres granted Denley in lieu of an old warrant, beginning near a comer of said 2140 acres, granted 5 Jan. 1785. (signed) James Denley, Ellender (X) Denley. Wit: Robert Crawford, John Culpepper, John George, J.P. Regd. 7 Dec. 1787.7 
Land Grant/Patent*between 1786 and 1792 Land was granted to John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA between 1786 and 1792 at Washington Co., Georgia,

1350 acres. Not clear whether this land was granted to the father, son, or some to each..8 
Tax roll*between 1786 and 1797 John registered to pay taxes. 
1790 Census*2 Aug 1790 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census on 2 Aug 1790 at Fayette, Anson Co., North Carolina.9 
Deed14 Sep 1790 He was granted a deed on 14 Sep 1790 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Book HH, p. 105. Elijah Clarke to John Culpepper, Senr., both of Wilkes Co., for 50 pounds, Clarkes Creek, part of a survey granted to Clarke, 225 acres. (signed) Elijah (E) Clarke. Wit: W. Freeman, Richd. Woodrough. Proved before Holman Freeman, J.P. Regd. 27 Oct. 1790.7 
Deed1 Dec 1791 He witnessed a deed grant on 1 Dec 1791 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Book II, p. 479.  Zachariah Lamar and Sarah, his wife, to James Cadenhead, all of Wilkes Co., for 20 pounds, 200 acres on branch of Macks Creek of Long Creek. (signed) Z. Lamar, Sarah Lamar. Wit: T. Traylor, Basil Lamar, John Culpeper, Henry Doudy. Proved, 29 Dec. 1791, by Thomas Traylor & Henry Doudy before Jno. Moore, J.P. Regd. 11 Mar. 1793.7 
Deed28 Aug 1793 He witnessed a deed grant on 28 Aug 1793 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Book OO, p. 235. Thomas Gilbert and Eady, his wife, of Washington Co.., to Thomas Wilborn of Wilkes Co.., for 200 pounds, in Wilkes Co. on both sides of branch of Long Creek, 200 acres. (signed) Thomas Gilbert, Edee (E) Gilbert. Wit: John Culpepper, Henry Stokes. Delivered by Thomas Gilbert, 14 Mar. 1797, Edwd. Bryan, J.P. Regd. 10 Apr. 1797.7 
Deed12 Feb 1796 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted on 12 Feb 1796 at Washington Co., Georgia,

Book C, page 85. 12 Feb 1796, Dionysius Oliver, Sr. & Mary ann, his wife, to Fanny Oliver, all of Elbert Co., for £100, 400 acres in Washington Co., GA, adj. John Culpepper, being part of 900 acres sold to sd. Oliver by Hugh McCulley. (signed) Dionysius Oliver & Mary ann Oliver. Wit: William Oliver, Peter Oliver. Proved before James Tait, J.P., 14 Feb 1796. Regd. 18 Feb 1796.10 
Deed23 Jan 1797 He granted a deed on 23 Jan 1797 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book E, Page 145: John Culpepper Senr. of Washington County, Georgia, to Isaac Hill of Anson County, North Carolina, for £30, 150 acres on the south side of Richardson's Creek. For a description of the land see Grant 556, 14 Oct 1783, above. Witnesses: Martha Fletcher, Poley (X) Fletcher, John (X) Hill. Recorded July 1797, William Strain, DC.1 
Deed*25 Nov 1799 He was party to a deed on 25 Nov 1799 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Book SS, P. 85. John Culpepper, Senr., of Washington Co.., to John Hogan of Wilkes Co.., for $500, land in Wilkes Co. on Clarks Creek waters, part of a survey granted to Elijah Clark, 225 acres. The pine timber fit for sawing only excepted. (signed) John Culpepper. Test: Ignatius Rains, Senr., Henry Rains. Proved by Ignatius Rains, 21 July 1801, Isaac Welborn, J.P. Rec. 23 May 1801.7 
Land Lottery*1805 John participated in but did not win the land lottery in 1805 at Washington Co., Georgia.11 
Deed1 Mar 1808 He granted a deed to Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes, Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS, Agnes Culpepper and Polly Culpepper on 1 Mar 1808 at Baldwin Co., Georgia,

John Culpepper of Baldwin Co., GA to his children, Sampson, John, Aggy, Polly, all of Washington Co., all my real and personal property.12 
Death*circa 1808 He died at Jones Co., Georgia, circa 1808. 
Biography* John Culpepper was the son of Joseph Culpepper, and the grandson of Robert Culpepper of Norfolk Co, VA. He was born about 1733 in Bertie County, NC. The area became Edgecombe County in 1741. John was about 12 when his father Joseph died in 1745. His mother, Martha Culpepper, was appointed his guardian, since he was under age 14.

John moved to Anson Co. NC with the rest of his family around 1753 or 1754, when he was about 20 years old. The Culpeppers appeared in deed records in Anson as early as July, 1754.

In December 1754, John witnessed a deed from Thomas Harrington to his step- father Benjamin Dumas. Benjamin was buying 270 acres on the north side of the Great Pee Dee River (Anson Co., NC Deed Bk. B, p. 409).

John witnessed several other deeds in the 1750's, but did not purchase land himself until 1763, when he was about 30 years old. In January 1763, John Brooks sold him 100 acres on Richardson's Creek, on the south side of Rocky River (Anson Co. Deed Bk. 3, p. 9). John Culpepper sold this land to William Brooks two years later at a steep profit (Anson Co. Deed Bk. 3, p. 239).

Meanwhile, in January 1765, John bought 200 acres from John Colson. This new tract was on Brown Creek on the south side of the Pee Dee (Deed Bk. 3, p. 173). In March 1767, John was granted 100 acres on Rocky River (Anson Deed Bk 7, p.120). He sold this tract about twelve years later, in December 1778, to Jacob Green. In October 1783, John was granted 150 acres on the south side of Rocky River and the south side of Richardson's Creek (NC Grant #556).

John served in the Revolutionary War as captain of "John Culpepper's Company, Colonel David Love's Regiment, North Carolina Troops" (see Georgia Pensioners, p.186, pension application of John Arnett, who served in this company from Anson County). John was in his late 40's during the Revolutionary War. He had been captain of a militia group in Anson County since at least 1770 ("Colonial Soldiers of the South"). See also "North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts Secretary of State, Treasurer's & Comptroller's Papers, Vol. V, Vol. VI, Part IV," by Weynette Parks Haun, Durham, NC, 1992.

John moved to Georgia after the Revolutionary War, and lived in Washington County, which had been formed in February 1784 from the Creek cession of November 1783. It is not clear whether John, or his son, John, Jr. who was born about 1766, was the first to move to Washington County, GA. One or perhaps both of them were there by 1786, if not earlier.

There are also early records in Wilkes County, GA, for John Culpepper. John Culpepper witnessed four deeds in Wilkes County in 1785. These records may refer to John, son of Sampson, who was aged 20 in 1785. In September 1790 John Culpepper, Sr. bought 225 acres on Clark's Creek from Elijah Clarke (Wilkes Co., GA Deed Bk HH-105). This was clearly the elder John, son of Joseph, but it is not certain that he ever resided on this land, which he sold a few years later from Washington County. John Culpepper was also a juror in Wilkes County in 1790, and this must be John the son of Joseph, since his nephew John had returned to North Carolina at least by 1788, the year of his marriage in NC.

Getting back to Washington County, a John Culpepper took out a warrant for land in Washington County in April, 1786, for 200 acres, which was adjoining John Culpepper in Washington County (Washington Co. GA Surveyor's Records, Books D-E, p.258). This may conflict with the records of the Surveyor General's Office of the GA. Dept. of Archives and History, which records a grant to John Culpepper, Jr, dated 24 May 1786, and registered 31 May 1786, for 200 acres in Washington County bounded on all sides by vacant land (Register of Grants Bk. KKK, p. 157.) If the first record is correct, then John Culpepper Jr. was granted land adjacent to his father's land. If the second record is correct, then John Culpepper, Jr. was probably the first in his family to move to Washington County, and was followed there by his father John.

In the following records, it is not always clear whether John Culpepper, Sr., or his son, Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS, was the recipient of the grants. John Sr. was aged 53 in 1786, and John Jr. was about 20. In any case, John Culpepper (probably Sr.) was a Justice of the Peace in Washington County in 1786 (from the Card File at the Georgia Archives).

The next grant to a John Culpepper in Washington County was dated 26 April 1787 and registered 7 May 1787. This was for 200 acres bounded on the east by Thompson, on the south by Williamson's Swamp (Reg. of Grants Bk. NNN, p. 282). John got an additional 200 acre grant on the same date, and registered the same date, bounded on the north by Williamson's Swamp, and on the east by Curaton's land (Grants NNN, p. 339).

On 24 September 1788 (registered 25 September 1788) John Culpepper was granted another 200 acres, bounded on the east by Sampson Culpepper, and John Culpepper's land (Grants QQQ, p. 444). From an 1839 deed in Laurens County, GA we know this land later fell in Laurens County on Buckeye Creek (Laurens Co. GA Deed Bk L, p. 303). It was inherited by John's son David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA, and his grandson, David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA.

On 30 Jul 1791 (registered 1 Aug 1791), Sampson Culpepper was granted 200 acres in Washington Co. bounded on the northeast by his brother John Culpepper (Grants UUU, p. 596.)

On 9 April 1792 (registered 11 April 1792), John Culpepper was granted 350 acres in Washington County, bounded on the northeast by Fort's land and Thomas Gilbert's land, and on the south by John Culpepper's land (Grants VVV, p. 391). This was probably the grant mentioned in a June 1808 deed in Laurens County, GA, in which John Culpepper (Jr.?) sells 269 acres of a "June 1792 grant to John Culpepper on Buckeye Creek in Washington County" (Laurens Co. GA Deed Bk E, p.63)

In January 1797, John was a resident of Washington County when he sold his remaining land in Anson County, NC (Anson Co. Deed Bk 17, p.145). This was the 150 acres in Anson County that John was granted in 1783, shortly before he moved to Georgia. This proves that the John Culpepper in early Anson was the one who moved to Washington Co. GA.

He was also residing in Washington County in November 1799, when he sold his land in Wilkes County to John Hogan (Wilkes Co., GA Deed Bk SS-85). John and others in his family were in Washington County in 1803, when they registered for the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery. The 1805 and 1807 Land Lotteries distributed land in the original Baldwin and Wilkinson Counties GA, from the Creek cessions of 1802 and 1805. These two counties were soon broken up into many smaller counties. Jones County was created from part of Baldwin in December 1807.

By 1808 John Culpepper, now about 75 years old, had moved into this newly opened territory, perhaps to live his last years with a son or daughter. In March 1808, John Culpepper, of Baldwin County, gave all his real and personal property to his children Sampson, John, Aggy, and Polly (Jones Co., GA Deed Bk A-435).

In June 1808, a John Culpepper of Jones County sold 269 acres in Washington County to Dennis Williams. This was perhaps John Culpepper, Jr., selling his share of his father's land, or his own land, prior to his departure for Mississippi in 1810 (See Passports Issued by the Governor of GA). This was part of a June 1792 grant on Buckeye Creek to John Culpepper (Laurens Co., GA Deed Bk E-63).

Latter deeds in Laurens County show children of John's sons David and Henry also selling parts of John's original grants in Washington County. John had given his sons David and Henry their shares prior to his March 1808 deed in Jones County. John Culpepper probably died in Jones County at the home of one of his children at the age of 75, not long after his 1808 deed.13 
Research note* Irish Culpeppers
By Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper

Were there any Irish Culpeppers? From time to time, we have heard researchers who believed that they descended from Culpeppers in Ireland. Certainly, a number of English and American Culpepper women married men with Irish ancestry, and several of these are documented within our family tree. And presumably, although we have no specific evidence, a number of English and American Culpepper men married women with Irish ancestry. But to date, we have identified no Culpeppers, Culpepers or Colepepers who were born in Ireland or lived there for any significant period of time.

Once source of the misunderstanding is an article that appeared on David Culpepper and is discussed below. If you are aware of any Culpeppers of Irish descent, or if you are aware of other Culpepper Irish legends, please let us know.

David Culpepper, born 15 Dec 1768
An article from Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Vol. 3, page 60, reads as follows [the text in brackets are comments by Lew Griffin]:

David Culpepper is the ancester [sic] of a number of Wiregrass Georgians. He was born in Ireland, Dec. 15, 1768, son of John and Agnes Culpepper who came to this country about 1780. David had two brothers, Sampson and Charles Culpepper, who also lived in Laurens County. [Charles was actually David's first cousin, the son of his uncle Sampson Culpepper]

The Culpepper were among the earliest settlers of Laurens County soon after its creation and were there as early as 1811 or before. [Actually, they settled on Buckeye Creek, in what later became Laurens County, in the 1780's. See the article on David's father, John Culpepper, in the Family Tree] David Culpepper married Elizabeth Hogan, born March 6, 1775, daughter of Griffin and Mary Hogan. They had four known sons, possibly other children.

     1. Benjamin, b. 1794, m. Nancy
     2. Joel, b. 1798, m. Mary Butler
     3. Chadwell, b. 1800, m. Frances
     4. David Sneads, b. 1814, m. Catherine Livingston, Jan. 8, 1835

Mr. Culpepper died at his home in Laurens County, Aug. 21, 1832, in his 64th year. He and his wife were organizing members of Buckeye Baptist Church and remained faithful members until their deaths.

Lew Griffin: The evidence that David and John were from North Carolina is abundant, and can be found in the article on his father John in this Family Tree.

A response from Melton Culpepper
June 2001
I read your article on "Irish Culpeppers" which proposed that there were no American Culpeppers descending from Culpeppers born in Ireland. The myth was said to have originated from a report in Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia. I do not know when Wiregrass was written, but if it was done after about 1935, it likely got its information from Crisp County, Georgia: Historical Sketches by a Judge W. Fleming (Probate Court Judge). He lived in my hometown of Cordele, Crisp Co. GA. In discussing Judge Fleming's book with a number of local people over the years who personally knew the good Judge, I am informed that he made quite a few errors and did not verify a lot of his information. I became convinced that he was in error when he stated that our Culpepper Ancestor (John of John and Agnes) came over from "Ireland." My Uncle, Dr. Leon Raines Culpepper, had picked up on this error around 1960 or earlier, and marked it in his copy of the book.

Leon was the owner of the David Sneads Culpepper Family Bible, and personally gave it to me on March 1, 1985. The volume was in shambles when he got it, but he sent it off and had it refurbished to a beautiful condition. A musician and college professor, Leon did extensive research on the Culpepper family history in the Washington Library in Macon, Ga. I remember him stating that our Culpepper ancestor was "definitely from England, not Ireland." He told me he would go "straight to the stacks" in the library for his research. Leon was the one who put together a "Culpepper Family Tree" which was in at least a dozen different sheets and which had to be spread out on the floor to fit the pieces together. It started with John and Agnes Culpepper and went forward with hundreds of names included--a tedious, time-consuming, scholarly work to say the least. Copies, bought for $1.00 each, are in scores of Culpepper homes, but do not bear Leon's name as the author, owing to his modesty and lack on interest in notoriety."

P. Melton Culpepper, Jr.
Attorney
Cordele, GA

Lew Griffin's response
Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia was published in 1951 by Folks Huxford (another Judge). So he probably did copy the story about Irish Culpeppers from the book Melton mentions by Judge William P. Fleming, Crisp County, Georgia: Historical Sketches, which was written in 1932 according to the LDS library catalog.13,14,15 
Research note2 Mar 2014 From: Alice Jones
Sent: Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lew, I remember your telling me to let you know if I was able to join
Colonial Dames, 17 Century and Daughters of American Colonists.
I have been accepted into both organizations on theCulpepper line.
John Culpepperin N.C. forDaughters of American Colonists and
that 1691 deednaming Robert Culpepper was the proof for Colonial
Dames, 17th Century.
....
Alice Jones.16 

Family 1

Agnes (?) (say 1744 - )
Marriage*say 1765 He married Agnes (?) at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1765. 
Children

Family 2

Mary (?) (say 1753 - )
Marriage*say 1776 He married Mary (?) say 1776. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. Brent H. Holcomb, compiler, Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1980.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=49032
  2. Regulators Petition, Anson County, North Carolina, 9 Oct 1769
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/nc/anson.htm#petition.
  3. North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Secretary of State, Treasurer's & Comptroller's Papers, Volume 5 and 6; 1992, Weynette Parks Hauyn, page 431.
  4. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  5. The Loyalists of N. C. during the Revolution, by Robert 0. Demond, page 207, and Transcripts of English Records of N. C. the James Cotton Papers, Dept. of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
  6. Family Bible of Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA. See: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/laurens.htm#HenryBible.
    "Henry Culpeper was born May 11, 1781"
    "Henry Culpeper departed this life Jan 5, 1822."
  7. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
  8. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia, Georgia Genealogical Reprints, Vidalia, GA, 1970.
    From page 140:
    John Culpepper, Washington Co., GA
    * Book KKK, Page 157, 200 acres, 1786
    * Book NNN, Page 282, 200 acres, 1787
    * Book NNN, Page 339, 200 acres, 1787
    * Book QQQ, Page 444, 200 acres, 1788
    * Book UUU, Page 595, 200 acres, 1791
    * Book VVV, Page 391, 350 acres, 1792.
  9. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 35, Image 0445, Fayette, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 1M16+, 1M<16, 3F.
  10. Elbert County, GA Deed Books A-J, 1791-1806, By Michael M. Farmer.
  11. Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Greenwood Press, Cambridge, 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2WY 1805.
    page 81.
  12. Abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin, Jones Co., GA Deed Records and Mortgages, 1807-1827, Salt Lake City, UT: Jones County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 470,012 - 470,017.
    Book A, Page 435.
  13. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  14. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  15. E-mail written 2001, 2004 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Perry Melton Culpepper Jr. (#3807), e-mail address.
  16. E-mail written Jul 2012 - Feb 2014 to Lew Griffin from Alice (Wingate) Jones (Mrs. Frank Vernon Jones), 186 Pearson Road, Sylvester, GA 31791, Phone (229) 777-9590, e-mail address.

Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes

Male, #3218, (circa 1770 - 1822)
Father*John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA (s 1733 - c 1808)
Mother*Agnes (?) (s 1744 - )
DNA* Sampson has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name Variation He was also known as Sampson Templeton Culpepper. 
Birth*circa 1770 Sampson was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1770. 
Marriage*circa 1793 He married Martha (?) circa 1793. 
Birth of Soncirca 1794 His son Thomas K. Culpepper was born circa 1794 at Washington Co., Georgia
Birth of Soncirca 1800 His son Joel Culpepper was born circa 1800 at Washington Co., Georgia
Birth of Soncirca 1802 His son John Cowan Culpepper was born circa 1802 at Washington Co., Georgia
Land Lottery*1805 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1805 at Washington Co., Georgia.1 
Residence*Mar 1808 Sampson resided at Washington Co., Georgia, in Mar 1808.2 
Deed1 Mar 1808 He was granted a deed by John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA on 1 Mar 1808 at Baldwin Co., Georgia,

John Culpepper of Baldwin Co., GA to his children, Sampson, John, Aggy, Polly, all of Washington Co., all my real and personal property.2 
Death of Fathercirca 1808 His father John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA died circa 1808 at Jones Co., Georgia
Deed*25 Nov 1808 He granted a deed, witnessed by Joseph Mallory Culpepper of Houston Co., GA on 25 Nov 1808 at Jackson Co., Georgia,

Samuel Jackson & wife Matilda to Sampson Culpepper for $720, land in north fork of Oconee as granted to Bents Long and conveyed from him to Sampson Culpepper. Wit: Owen J. Bowen, Joseph Culpepper, Elijah Cowen, J.P.3 
Tax roll1809 Sampson registered to pay taxes
     Page 17.4 
Tax roll1811 Sampson registered to pay taxes
     Sampson Culpepper, Jun. was in default on taxes in Capt. Samuel Boren's District.5,6 
Jury*between 1812 and 1818 He served on a jury between 1812 and 1818 at Jackson Co., Georgia,
     Sampson's jury activity included:
Feb 1812, drawn as juror for the ensuing term.
Jul 1812, sworn as juror.
Feb 1818, drawn as juror for the ensuing term.7 
Miscellaneous*2 Nov 1812 "At an Inferior Court held in & for the County aforesaid for Ordinary purposes at the Court house on Monday the 2nd November 1812

Present their honors
Charles Venable
Hosea Camp
Joseph Davis
Samuel Henderson
Esquires

On motion of William Harris attorney for the administration upon the estate of Henry Strickland late of the County aforesaid deceased who are the Guardians of Clement Strickland, Isaac Strickland & Nancy Strickland heirs of said deceased praying that ? & proper persons may be appointed to lay off & apportion to the distributers each their distribution share of said estate ? stirpes pt being entirely personal & it appearing to the Court that Elizabeth Strickland has been duly notified that the said application was ? be made. It is Ordered that James Hendrix, Owen I.? Bowen, Stephen Reid, Hugh Dickson, William Dickson, Sampson Culpepper & Charly McKenney or any five of them do meet at Deals? Mill on friday the thirteenth Sat to proceed & divide said Estate into four equal parts, the negroes excepted they being first sworn so to do."8 
DeedNov 1818 He was granted a deed by Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA, witnessed by David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA in Nov 1818 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co., to Sampson Culpepper of Jackson Co., for $500: 300 acres in Laurens Co., bordering Leonard, Anderson and Parrot, as granted Jan 1799 to John Reeves & Reuben Wilkinson. Wit: Thos. O'Neal, David D. Culpepper.9 
Deed4 Nov 1818 He granted a deed on 4 Nov 1818 at Jackson Co., Georgia,

Sampson Culpepper to Alexander Batchelor for $1,200: land on north fork of Oconee as granted to Benjamin Jones. Wit: Wm. Cowen.10 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Sampson was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.11 
Will*6 Mar 1822 He made a will at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 6 Mar 1822, naming as executor(s) and heir(s) John Cowan Culpepper and Joel Culpepper, naming as heir(s) Martha Culpepper, Thomas K. Culpepper and Mary Smith. It was witnessed by David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA.

I, Sampson Culpepper, of the State of Georgia, and County of Laurens, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following to-wit:
     First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha Culpepper during her natural life 200 acres of land where I now live; two feather beds and furniture together with all my household and kitchen furniture and
plantation tools of every description and two cows and calves and eight head of hogs.
     ITEM. I give to my beloved son Thomas K. Culpepper all the notes or the obligations which I have paid the money for which was given by him todifferent persons.
     ITEM. I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary Smith one feather bed and furniture which she has in possession.
     ITEM. I give and bequeath to my beloved sons John C. and Joel Culpepper all my land and premises with all my household and kitchen furniture and plantation tools and stocks of every kind and description to be equally divided after the death of their mother. I give to my son John Culpepper one bay mare filly to be his property. I give to my son Joel Culpepper one sorrell mare filly to be his property. I give and bequeath to my beloved grandson, Blount Culpepper, one cow and calf or ten dollars in money. (The grandson, Blount, has not otherwise been identified)
     I do hereby nominate and constitute and appoint my son John C. Culpepper and Joel Culpepper sole Executors to this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th, of March 1822.
     Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of John Thomas, David Culpepper, Winnifred Wright.
/s/ Sampson Culpepper
     GEORGIA Court of Ordinary January 13th, 1823. The written will of Sampson Culpepper deceased was duly proven in open court by oath of Winfield Wright, esq. one of the subscribing witnesses in order to be recorded attested by Neal Munson, Clerk. Recorded March 8th, 1823.12 
Death*1822 He died at Laurens Co., Georgia, in 1822. 
Probate*8 Mar 1823 Probate action was taken on Sampson's estate on 8 Mar 1823 at Laurens Co., Georgia
Biography* Sampson's date of birth is based on the known births of his children, making him 26 years old at the birth of his first child.
     It is possible that he could have been a bit older, and could have served in the Revolutionary War from North Carolina. There are five extant Revolutionary War pay vouchers in North Carolina for one or perhaps two men named Sampson Culpepper. Any or all of these vouchers could apply to this Sampson. At the moment, this writer has no evidence that he was born prior to our current estimate, 1770. Further research is needed on this. See the article on Sampson Culpepper, uncle of this Sampson, for further details on these vouchers. The signatures on each of these five vouchers need to be compared with this Sampson's signature on his will.
     Sampson's middle name "Templeton" is from the Culpepper files of researcher and author Joseph T. Maddox. His source is not known, and has not been independently verified. Current evidence does not show that Sampson used a middle initial in signing official documents. 
Research note*27 Apr 2004 Sampson is a known son of John Culpepper (died 1808). 

Family

Martha (?) (circa 1774 - after 11 Aug 1828)
Marriage*circa 1793 He married Martha (?) circa 1793. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Greenwood Press, Cambridge, 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2WY 1805.
    page 81.
  2. Abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin, Jones Co., GA Deed Records and Mortgages, 1807-1827, Salt Lake City, UT: Jones County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 470,012 - 470,017.
    Book A, Page 435.
  3. Jackson Co., GA Deed Book D, page 153.
  4. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
  5. Georgia Express, Vol. IV, No. 182, Friday, January 17, 1812. A List of Defaulters in Jackson co., for the year 1811.
  6. Clarke County Newspaper Abstracts, 1808-1820, by Faye Stone Poss, 1998.
    Page 121, ¶-687, Georgia Express, 17 Jan 1812. A list of defaulters in Jackson County for the year 1811.
  7. Jackson County, GA Inferior Court Minutes, 1796-1830, transcribed by Lewis W. Griffin from LDS Film #325,659 and #325,660.
  8. Jackson County, GA Early Court Records, 1796-1831, by Faye Stone Poss.
  9. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book I, page 108.
  10. Jackson County, GA Deed Abstracts, Books E-L, 1808-1843, transcribed by Lewis W. Griffin from LDS Film (#376,992, 325,695-7): Deed Book H, page 168.
  11. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 007, Laurens Co., GA
    Sam Culpepper, Jr., 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F45+.
  12. Laurens Co., GA Will Book A. Pages 55-56.

Martha (?)

Female, #3219, (circa 1774 - after 11 Aug 1828)
Birth*circa 1774 Martha was born circa 1774. 
Marriage*circa 1793 She married Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes circa 1793. 
Married Namecirca 1793  As of circa 1793, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Soncirca 1794 Her son Thomas K. Culpepper was born circa 1794 at Washington Co., Georgia
Birth of Soncirca 1800 Her son Joel Culpepper was born circa 1800 at Washington Co., Georgia
Birth of Soncirca 1802 Her son John Cowan Culpepper was born circa 1802 at Washington Co., Georgia
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Martha was probably a free white female, age 45 or over, in Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes's household, on the 1820 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.1 
Will6 Mar 1822 Martha, Thomas and Mary named as heir(s) in the will of Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 6 Mar 1822.2 
Land Lottery*13 Mar 1827 Martha Culpepper, widow, Wallis District, Gwinnett Co., GA, drew lot 89-11 in Carroll Co., GA, 13 Mar 1827.3 
Miscellaneous*11 Aug 1828 Martha Culpepper of Jackson Co., said she was moving and appointed Joel Culpepper as her lawful attorney to sell 200 acres on Big Creek, Buckeye Creek in Laurens Co. Wit: T. Peoples and James Rylie, JP.4 
Death*after 11 Aug 1828 She died after 11 Aug 1828. 

Family

Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes (circa 1770 - 1822)
Marriage*circa 1793 She married Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes circa 1793. 
Children
Last Edited27 Jun 2004

Citations

  1. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 007, Laurens Co., GA
    Sam Culpepper, Jr., 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F45+.
  2. Laurens Co., GA Will Book A. Pages 55-56.
  3. 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
  4. Allen Thomas, Laurens Co., Georgia Legal Records, 1807-1832, WH Wolfe Associates, Roswell, GA, 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8535 P2ta.
    page 186.

Agnes Culpepper

Female, #3220, (say 1772 - after 1808)
Father*John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA (s 1733 - c 1808)
Mother*Agnes (?) (s 1744 - )
Birth*say 1772 Agnes was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1772. 
Land Lottery*1807 She had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1807 at Washington Co., Georgia,
Drew Lot 178-15 in Wilkinson Co., GA (It is not clear whther it was the mother or the daughter who won this.) 
Residence*Mar 1808 Agnes resided at Washington Co., Georgia, in Mar 1808.1 
Deed1 Mar 1808 She was granted a deed by John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA on 1 Mar 1808 at Baldwin Co., Georgia,

John Culpepper of Baldwin Co., GA to his children, Sampson, John, Aggy, Polly, all of Washington Co., all my real and personal property.1 
Death*after 1808 She died after 1808. 
Research note*27 Apr 2004 Agnes is a known daughter of John Culpepper (died 1808). Agnes' date of birth is unknown, and this writer knows nothing further of her, except for her mention in a deed from her father in 1808. 
Research note27 Feb 2009 Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 11:03 PM
To: Warren Culpepper

Dear Sir:
I am trying to find my gggggrandmother who was named Agnes b. @1770 in NC who resided in Washington Co., GA. I always seem to get thrown to your site so maybe there is some reason for it. I note the sitewith Agnes Culpepper b. 1772 Anson Co., NC(daugher of John Culpepper) and resided in Washington Co., GAwas done in 2004. Do you know or know of anyone who may have new information on her. This Agnes would fit so well to be my ancestress. My gggggrandfather, Elisha Bland, was in Wilkes Co. GA as early as 1798 and received a headright grant in Washington Co., GA 1807. His wife was named, Agnes and Agnes may have been married before marrying Elisha.
In any event, I won't go into anymore details but if you know of anyone I could contact who may have new info on Agnes Culpepper, I would so much appreciate your putting me in touch with them. Thanks for any help.
Regards,
MaryAnn Caldbeck.2 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. Abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin, Jones Co., GA Deed Records and Mortgages, 1807-1827, Salt Lake City, UT: Jones County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 470,012 - 470,017.
    Book A, Page 435.
  2. e-mail address.

Polly Culpepper

Female, #3221, (say 1783 - after 1808)
Father*John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA (s 1733 - c 1808)
Mother*Mary (?) (s 1753 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Mary Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1783 Polly was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1783. 
1790 Census2 Aug 1790 Mary, Polly and Elizabeth was probably a free white female in John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA's household on the 1790 Census on 2 Aug 1790 at Fayette, Anson Co., North Carolina.1 
Residence*Mar 1808 Polly resided at Washington Co., Georgia, in Mar 1808.2 
Deed1 Mar 1808 She was granted a deed by John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA on 1 Mar 1808 at Baldwin Co., Georgia,

John Culpepper of Baldwin Co., GA to his children, Sampson, John, Aggy, Polly, all of Washington Co., all my real and personal property.2 
Death*after 1808 She died at Laurens Co., Georgia, after 1808. 
Biography* Polly's date of birth is unknown, and this writer knows nothing further of her, except that she was mentioned in a deed from her father John in 1808 and was unmarried at that time. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 35, Image 0445, Fayette, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 1M16+, 1M<16, 3F.
  2. Abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin, Jones Co., GA Deed Records and Mortgages, 1807-1827, Salt Lake City, UT: Jones County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 470,012 - 470,017.
    Book A, Page 435.

Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS

Male, #3222, (say 1764 - 1837)
Father*John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA (s 1733 - c 1808)
Mother*Agnes (?) (s 1744 - )
DNA* The DNA test results of a descendant of Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS do not match those of anyone else in the Culpepper project. we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of John's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*say 1764 John was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1764. John's exact date of birth is unknown. In 1820, he was listed as "over 45" in the Hancock County, MS census. The estimated date of birth is based on the births of his children. 
Marriage*circa 1783 He married Mary Stokes circa 1783.1 
Tax roll*between 1786 and 1787 John registered to pay taxes. 
Land Grant/Patent*between 1786 and 1792 Land was granted to Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS between 1786 and 1792 at Washington Co., Georgia,

1350 acres. Not clear whether this land was granted to the father, son, or some to each..2 
Birth of Son8 Mar 1787 His son Sampson Culpepper of Mississippi was born on 8 Mar 1787 at Washington Co., Georgia.1 
Birth of Son22 Apr 1792 His son John Culpepper of Lawrence Co., MS was born on 22 Apr 1792 at Washington Co., Georgia.1 
Milit-Beg*between 1793 and 1794 He began military service between 1793 and 1794 at Washington Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Sonsay 1794 His son John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS was born say 1794 at Washington Co., Georgia.4 
Birth of Son12 Mar 1795 His son Henry Hardy Culpepper was born on 12 Mar 1795 at Washington Co., Georgia.1 
Birth of Son28 Jan 1798 His son Charles Culpepper was born on 28 Jan 1798 at Washington Co., Georgia.1 
Land Lottery*1805 John participated in but did not win the land lottery in 1805 at Washington Co., Georgia.5 
ResidenceMar 1808 John resided at Washington Co., Georgia, in Mar 1808.6 
Deed1 Mar 1808 He was granted a deed by John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA on 1 Mar 1808 at Baldwin Co., Georgia,

John Culpepper of Baldwin Co., GA to his children, Sampson, John, Aggy, Polly, all of Washington Co., all my real and personal property.6 
Deed*Jun 1808 He granted a deed in Jun 1808 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

John Culpepper of Jones Co. to Dennis Williams of Washington Co. for $500: 269 acres in Washington Co. on Buckeye Creek as granted April 1792 to John Culpepper (the deceased father of John of Jones Co.) Wit: Moses C. Maxwell, Shedrick Williams.7 
Death of Fathercirca 1808 His father John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA died circa 1808 at Jones Co., Georgia
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA.8 
Residence*1810 John resided at Jones Co., Georgia, in 1810.9 
Relocation*Oct 1810 He relocated in Oct 1810 at Hancock Co., Mississippi,10 
DeedOct 1810 He was granted a deed in Oct 1810 at Hancock Co., Mississippi,

John Culpepper, claimant, cultivated and inhabited Oct 1810 - Mar 1813, 600 acres on Pearl River, not surveyed; Absolem Johnson, original claimant by Spanish permit on 20 Aug 1810.11 
Tax roll1814 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1814.12 
Tax roll1819 John registered to pay taxes.13 
Deed*Oct 1819 He granted a deed to John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS in Oct 1819 at Hancock Co., Mississippi,

John Culpepper, Sen., claimant, Oct 1819, John Culpepper, Jun., original claimant, Spring 1812, On south side of Taylor's Creek.14 
DeedNov 1819 He granted a deed in Nov 1819 at Hancock Co., Mississippi,

S. & J. Ford & W. Hunt, claimant, Nov 1819, John Culpepper, Sen., original claimant, 1810, On Pearl River.14 
Tax roll1820 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1820.15 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Hancock Co., Mississippi. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 F45+..4 
Death*1837 He died at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1837. 

Family

Mary Stokes (7 Oct 1757 - before Apr 1843)
Marriage*circa 1783 He married Mary Stokes circa 1783.1 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. "A List of Ages" (Birth Dates) compiled by William B. Bryan on 16 Apr 1843. This is a list of the names and birthdates for Henry Stokes and wife Sarah, their 11 children and about 60 grandchildren. On 29 Jun 2010, Jean Odom Carter, who owned the document, created a scanned image which was then transcribed by Voncille Bush and edited by Sarah Murphy and Gerry Lee. Sarah Murphy provided a copy of the transcription to Culpepper Connections on 16 Aug 2010. In the link that follows, the Culpepper names can be seen.
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/washington.htm#births
  2. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia, Georgia Genealogical Reprints, Vidalia, GA, 1970.
    From page 140:
    John Culpepper, Washington Co., GA
    * Book KKK, Page 157, 200 acres, 1786
    * Book NNN, Page 282, 200 acres, 1787
    * Book NNN, Page 339, 200 acres, 1787
    * Book QQQ, Page 444, 200 acres, 1788
    * Book UUU, Page 595, 200 acres, 1791
    * Book VVV, Page 391, 350 acres, 1792.
  3. Military Records U.S. Soldiers 1784-1811. Family Tree Maker CD.
  4. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 42, Genealogy.com image 1, Unknown Township, Hancock Co., MS
    John Culpepper, 1 M45+, 1 F45+, 1 slave
    John Culpepper, Jr., 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves
    Samp Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves.
  5. Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Greenwood Press, Cambridge, 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2WY 1805.
    page 81.
  6. Abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin, Jones Co., GA Deed Records and Mortgages, 1807-1827, Salt Lake City, UT: Jones County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 470,012 - 470,017.
    Book A, Page 435.
  7. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book E, page 63.
  8. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  9. Dorothy Williams Potter, compiler, Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990.
    John Culpepper and family, from Jones Co., GA, passport issued 16 Oct 1810.
  10. Dorothy Williams Potter, compiler, Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990.
    "Tuesday, 16th of October 1810, On Application, ORDERED (by the Govenor og Georgia):
    That pass ports be prepared for the following persons to travel through the Creek Nation of Indians to wit... one for Mr. John Culpepper with his family, from the County of Jones in this State..."
  11. Walter Lowrie - Secretary of State and Walter S. Franklin - Clerk of the House of Reps., compiler, American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Volume III (4 Dec 1815 - 27 May 1824), Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1994, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 R2ag 1994 v.3.
    "Register of valid claims to land in the district east of the Pearl River in Louisiana...", page 8.
  12. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Residents of the Southern Mississippi Territory: Census, Tax Roles, and Petitions, Book One, Moss Point, MS: J. Strickland, 1995; FHL US/CAN Book 976.21 H29s v.1.
  13. Hancock County Tax Records, 1819
    John Culpepper
    Charles Taylor.
  14. Walter Lowrie - Secretary of State and Walter S. Franklin - Clerk of the House of Reps., compiler, American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Volume III (4 Dec 1815 - 27 May 1824), Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1994, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 R2ag 1994 v.3.
    "A list of actual settlers in the district east of Pearl River, in Louisiana...", page 444.
  15. Hancock County Tax Records, 1820
    John Culpepper, Sr.
    John Culpepper, Jr.
    Sampson Culpepper.
  16. Since DNA testing precludes John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS descending from the mainline Culpeppers, we assume that he probably was adopted by Rev. John Culpepper, Jr. of Hancock Co., MS and his wife Mary Stokes.

David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA

Male, #3223, (16 Dec 1768 - 21 Jul 1832)
Father*John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA (s 1733 - c 1808)
Mother*Agnes (?) (s 1744 - )
DNA* David has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*16 Dec 1768 David was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, on 16 Dec 1768. 1 
Tax roll*between 1791 and 1796 David registered to pay taxes. 
Marriage*circa 1792 He married Elizabeth Hogan at Georgia circa 1792. 
Birth of Soncirca 1792 His son Benjamin Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was born circa 1792 at Georgia
Birth of Sonsay 1794 His son Joel W. Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was born say 1794 at Georgia
Birth of Soncirca 1799 His son Chadwell Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was born circa 1799 at Georgia
Land Lottery*1805 David participated in but did not win the land lottery in 1805 at Washington Co., Georgia.2 
Land Lottery1807 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1807 at Washington Co., Georgia,
Drew Lot 11-13 in Baldwin Co., GA. 
Death of Fathercirca 1808 His father John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA died circa 1808 at Jones Co., Georgia
Biography He is referenced in a biographical note for John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA.3 
Deed*14 Feb 1809 He granted a deed on 14 Feb 1809 at Washington Co., Georgia,

David Culpepper of Washington Co., GA to Thomas Gresham of Wilkes Co., GA, for $500: 202.5 acres in Baldwin Co., District 13, Lot #11. /s/ David & Elizabeth Culpepper. Wit: Isaac Langdon, ___ Gresham.4 
Miscellaneous*1812 Named overseer on the road from upper county line down to River Road; named on the committee to apportion work on the roads east of the Oconee River; and named as a commissioner in Captain Hill's District. in 1812 at Laurens Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son29 Jul 1816 His son David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was born on 29 Jul 1816 at Georgia
DeedNov 1818 He witnessed a deed grant by Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA to Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes in Nov 1818 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

Henry Culpepper of Laurens Co., to Sampson Culpepper of Jackson Co., for $500: 300 acres in Laurens Co., bordering Leonard, Anderson and Parrot, as granted Jan 1799 to John Reeves & Reuben Wilkinson. Wit: Thos. O'Neal, David D. Culpepper.6 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 David was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia. 1 Female 10-16 unaccounted for..7 
Will6 Mar 1822 He witnessed the signing of a will of Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes on 6 Mar 1822 at Laurens Co., Georgia.8 
Land Grant/Patent*1823 Land was granted to David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA in 1823 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

169 acres.9 
Jury*May 1824 He served on a jury in May 1824 at Laurens Co., Georgia
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 David was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia. Unidentified is 1 male 0-5, one male 20-30, one female 20-30..10 
Will*13 Jul 1831 He made a will at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 13 Jul 1831.11 
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia,
lot 108/2/1 in what became Forsyth Co., GA, 1832 ("David S. Culpepper" was named as the winner, but "David Sneads Culpepper" was only 16 at this time, and 18 was the minimum age for a bachelor.)12 
Death*21 Jul 1832 He died at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 21 Jul 1832 at age 63.11 
Probate*Sep 1832 A probate action was taken on his estate in Sep 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

David Culpepper's will was proved in open court by oath of William Joyce. Chadwell Culpepper qualified as one of the executors. Russel Kellum, Echols Hightower, Mathew Smith, Henry Montford and Andrew Wells were appointed to appraise the Culpepper estate.13 
Guardian*Sep 1832 Following the death of David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA, the court declared Agnes Culpepper, David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA and Sarah Culpepper to be orphaned, and Chadwell Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was appointed as guardian in Sep 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

     $10,000 bond with Russel Kellum and William Bohannon as securities.13 
Biography* That David is a known son of John and Aggy, is proven by an entry in his son, David Sneads Culpepper's, family Bible. The original Bible, in the possession of Perry Melton Culpepper, Jr., reads "David Culpepper son of John Culpepper and Agness his wife was born Dec 16 1768." (See the page for David Sneads Culpepper for more information on the bible and a transcription of it.) One can also follow chains of title to land which David Sneads Culpepper owned, which he inherited from his father David Culpepper, land originally granted to John Culpepper. This land was originally in Washington County and later in Laurens County, Georgia.3 
Research note Irish Culpeppers
By Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper

Were there any Irish Culpeppers? From time to time, we have heard researchers who believed that they descended from Culpeppers in Ireland. Certainly, a number of English and American Culpepper women married men with Irish ancestry, and several of these are documented within our family tree. And presumably, although we have no specific evidence, a number of English and American Culpepper men married women with Irish ancestry. But to date, we have identified no Culpeppers, Culpepers or Colepepers who were born in Ireland or lived there for any significant period of time.

Once source of the misunderstanding is an article that appeared on David Culpepper and is discussed below. If you are aware of any Culpeppers of Irish descent, or if you are aware of other Culpepper Irish legends, please let us know.

David Culpepper, born 15 Dec 1768
An article from Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Vol. 3, page 60, reads as follows [the text in brackets are comments by Lew Griffin]:

David Culpepper is the ancester [sic] of a number of Wiregrass Georgians. He was born in Ireland, Dec. 15, 1768, son of John and Agnes Culpepper who came to this country about 1780. David had two brothers, Sampson and Charles Culpepper, who also lived in Laurens County. [Charles was actually David's first cousin, the son of his uncle Sampson Culpepper]

The Culpepper were among the earliest settlers of Laurens County soon after its creation and were there as early as 1811 or before. [Actually, they settled on Buckeye Creek, in what later became Laurens County, in the 1780's. See the article on David's father, John Culpepper, in the Family Tree] David Culpepper married Elizabeth Hogan, born March 6, 1775, daughter of Griffin and Mary Hogan. They had four known sons, possibly other children.

     1. Benjamin, b. 1794, m. Nancy
     2. Joel, b. 1798, m. Mary Butler
     3. Chadwell, b. 1800, m. Frances
     4. David Sneads, b. 1814, m. Catherine Livingston, Jan. 8, 1835

Mr. Culpepper died at his home in Laurens County, Aug. 21, 1832, in his 64th year. He and his wife were organizing members of Buckeye Baptist Church and remained faithful members until their deaths.

Lew Griffin: The evidence that David and John were from North Carolina is abundant, and can be found in the article on his father John in this Family Tree.

A response from Melton Culpepper
June 2001
I read your article on "Irish Culpeppers" which proposed that there were no American Culpeppers descending from Culpeppers born in Ireland. The myth was said to have originated from a report in Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia. I do not know when Wiregrass was written, but if it was done after about 1935, it likely got its information from Crisp County, Georgia: Historical Sketches by a Judge W. Fleming (Probate Court Judge). He lived in my hometown of Cordele, Crisp Co. GA. In discussing Judge Fleming's book with a number of local people over the years who personally knew the good Judge, I am informed that he made quite a few errors and did not verify a lot of his information. I became convinced that he was in error when he stated that our Culpepper Ancestor (John of John and Agnes) came over from "Ireland." My Uncle, Dr. Leon Raines Culpepper, had picked up on this error around 1960 or earlier, and marked it in his copy of the book.

Leon was the owner of the David Sneads Culpepper Family Bible, and personally gave it to me on March 1, 1985. The volume was in shambles when he got it, but he sent it off and had it refurbished to a beautiful condition. A musician and college professor, Leon did extensive research on the Culpepper family history in the Washington Library in Macon, Ga. I remember him stating that our Culpepper ancestor was "definitely from England, not Ireland." He told me he would go "straight to the stacks" in the library for his research. Leon was the one who put together a "Culpepper Family Tree" which was in at least a dozen different sheets and which had to be spread out on the floor to fit the pieces together. It started with John and Agnes Culpepper and went forward with hundreds of names included--a tedious, time-consuming, scholarly work to say the least. Copies, bought for $1.00 each, are in scores of Culpepper homes, but do not bear Leon's name as the author, owing to his modesty and lack on interest in notoriety."

P. Melton Culpepper, Jr.
Attorney
Cordele, GA

Lew Griffin's response
Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia was published in 1951 by Folks Huxford (another Judge). So he probably did copy the story about Irish Culpeppers from the book Melton mentions by Judge William P. Fleming, Crisp County, Georgia: Historical Sketches, which was written in 1932 according to the LDS library catalog.3,14,15 
Research note*9 Oct 2008 David is a known son of John Culpepper (died 1808). He is mentioned as a son of John Culpepper in the Bible record of his son, David Sneads Culpepper. And one can also follow chains of title to land which David Sneads Culpepper owned, which he inherited from his father David Culpepper, land originally granted to John Culpepper. This land was originally in Washington County and later in Laurens County, Georgia. 

Family

Elizabeth Hogan (6 Mar 1775 - 9 Jan 1849)
Marriage*circa 1792 He married Elizabeth Hogan at Georgia circa 1792. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Jun 2013

Citations

  1. This birth date is from a Bible, said to have originally been the property of David Sneads Culpepper (29 Jul 1814 -- 5 Mar 1886), son of David Culpepper and Elizabeth Hogan. It was given to his youngest daughter, Julia Emma Culpepper Brown, who is thought to have made many of the entries in it. She died childless and at her death it was given to her great-nephew, Samuel Jackson Culpepper, son of Thomas Albert Culpepper. Samuel died on 3 July 1970, in Crisp Co. GA, but the Bible had been given to his youngest son, Leon Raines Culpepper in 1962. On March 1, 1985, Leon, who did not have any natural male children, gave the Bible to his nephew, Perry Melton Culpepper Jr., son of Perry Melton Culpepper. Leon had the Bible sent off and repaired, but the original cover was retained. When the Bible was received by Perry Melton Culpepper Jr., there was a small photograph of Julia Brown taped on the inside leaf in the front. This information provided by Perry Melton Culpepper Jr., March 1985, who sent a photocopy of the Bible pages to Lew Griffin
  2. Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Greenwood Press, Cambridge, 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2WY 1805.
    page 81.
  3. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  4. Abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin, Jones Co., GA Deed Records and Mortgages, 1807-1827, Salt Lake City, UT: Jones County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 470,012 - 470,017.
    Book B, Page 230.
  5. Laurens County Inferior Court Minutes for County Purposes, 1808-1828. Pages 36 and 45.
  6. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book I, page 108.
  7. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 014, Laurens Co., GA
    David Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F0-10, 3 F10-16, 1 F45+.
  8. Laurens Co., GA Will Book A. Pages 55-56.
  9. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia, Georgia Genealogical Reprints, Vidalia, GA, 1970.
    Page 140. Cites Lauren Co., GA Book P.5, page 4:
    David Culpepper, 169 acres, 1823.
  10. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 012, Unk Twp, Laurens Co., GA
    David Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60.
  11. E-mail written 2003-2009 to Culpepper Connections from Morris Pate Culpepper III (#60878), e-mail address (Jul 2012).
  12. Rev. S. Emmett Lucas Jr., The 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
    David S. Culpepper, Martins District, Laurens Co., GA, drew lot 108/2/1 in what became Forsyth Co., GA, 1832.
  13. Laurens County Inferior Court Minutes for Ordinary Purposes, 1822-1833. Page 255.
  14. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  15. E-mail written 2001, 2004 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Perry Melton Culpepper Jr. (#3807), e-mail address.

Elizabeth Hogan

Female, #3224, (6 Mar 1775 - 9 Jan 1849)
Father*Griffin Hogan (s 1753 - 1827)
Mother*Mary Gibson (c 1750 - )
Birth*6 Mar 1775 Elizabeth was born at Halifax Co., North Carolina, on 6 Mar 1775. 
Marriage*circa 1792 She married David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA at Georgia circa 1792. 
Birth of Soncirca 1792 Her son Benjamin Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was born circa 1792 at Georgia
Married Namecirca 1792  As of circa 1792, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Sonsay 1794 Her son Joel W. Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was born say 1794 at Georgia
Birth of Soncirca 1799 Her son Chadwell Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was born circa 1799 at Georgia
Deed14 Feb 1809 She granted a deed on 14 Feb 1809 at Washington Co., Georgia,

David Culpepper of Washington Co., GA to Thomas Gresham of Wilkes Co., GA, for $500: 202.5 acres in Baldwin Co., District 13, Lot #11. /s/ David & Elizabeth Culpepper. Wit: Isaac Langdon, ___ Gresham.1 
Birth of Son29 Jul 1816 Her son David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA was born on 29 Jul 1816 at Georgia
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Elizabeth was probably a free white female, age 45 or over, in David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA's household, on the 1820 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia. 1 Female 10-16 unaccounted for..2 
Death of Father1827 Her father Griffin Hogan died in 1827 at Laurens Co., Georgia
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Elizabeth was probably a free white female, age 50 and under 60, in David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA's household, on the 1830 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia. Unidentified is 1 male 0-5, one male 20-30, one female 20-30..3 
Death of Spouse21 Jul 1832 Her husband David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA died on 21 Jul 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia.4 
Deed*Feb 1838 She granted a deed, witnessed by Chadwell Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA in Feb 1838 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

Elizabeth Culpepper to Moses Guton & Nathan Tucker for $500: her dower land from David Culpepper, dec'd. Wit: Wm. M. Livingston, Chadwell Culpepper.5 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Elizabeth was probably a free white female, age 50 and under 60, in David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Dooly Co., Georgia.
(Unaccounted for is a Female 30-40.)6 
Death*9 Jan 1849 She died at Dooly Co., Georgia, on 9 Jan 1849 at age 73.7 

Family

David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA (16 Dec 1768 - 21 Jul 1832)
Marriage*circa 1792 She married David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA at Georgia circa 1792. 
Children
Last Edited6 Jul 2004

Citations

  1. Abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin, Jones Co., GA Deed Records and Mortgages, 1807-1827, Salt Lake City, UT: Jones County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 470,012 - 470,017.
    Book B, Page 230.
  2. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 014, Laurens Co., GA
    David Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F0-10, 3 F10-16, 1 F45+.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 012, Unk Twp, Laurens Co., GA
    David Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60.
  4. E-mail written 2003-2009 to Culpepper Connections from Morris Pate Culpepper III (#60878), e-mail address (Jul 2012).
  5. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book J, page 315.
  6. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 90, District 10, Dooly Co., GA
    D. S. Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M20-30, 1 F0-5, 1 F20-30, 1 F30-40, 1 F50-60.
  7. Dooly County Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Deed Books A-F, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 366,674 et. al..
    Bk A, p 47.

Griffin Hogan

Male, #3225, (say 1753 - 1827)
Father*Shadrach Hogan (s 1734 - b 6 Dec 1800)
Birth*say 1753 Griffin was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1753. 
Marriage*say 1774 He married Mary Gibson say 1774. 
Death*1827 He died at Laurens Co., Georgia, in 1827. 
DeedFeb 1839 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted by David Sneads Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA in Feb 1839 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

David S. Culpepper of Dooly Co., to Nathan Tucker of Laurens Co., for $550: 250 acres on Buckeye Creek, part of 2 tracts of 200 acres each bordering Joshua Hightower, Russell Kellums, David Culpepper, Griffin Hogan, Henry Monford, as granted to John Culpepper in 1786 & 1791. Also 150 acres--the Hogan tract on Allen's Creek--the east part of said tract bordering Henry Goodman (now dec'd), David Culpepper, Russell Kellum, Wm. Bridges, as granted to Thomas Gilbert in Nov 1799. Wit: Jas. Bush, John B. Wright, J.P.1 

Family

Mary Gibson (circa 1750 - )
Child
Last Edited29 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book K, page 18.

Mary Gibson

Female, #3226, (circa 1750 - )
Father*Walter Gibson (s 1715 - Nov 1791)
Mother*Judah (?) (s 1725 - )
Birth*circa 1750 Mary was born at Augusta Co., Virginia, circa 1750. 
Marriage*say 1774 She married Griffin Hogan say 1774. 
Married Namesay 1774  As of say 1774, her married name was Hogan. 
Death* She died at Laurens Co., Georgia

Family

Griffin Hogan (say 1753 - 1827)
Child
Last Edited29 Mar 2007

Agnes (?)

Female, #3227, (say 1744 - )
Note* The name "Agness" is from a Bible, said to have originally been the property of David Sneads Culpepper (29 Jul 1814 -- 5 Mar 1886), son of David Culpepper and Elizabeth Hogan. It was given to his youngest daughter, Julia Emma Culpepper Brown, who is thought to have made many of the entries in it. She died childless and at her death it was given to her great-nephew, Samuel Jackson Culpepper, son of Thomas Albert Culpepper. Samuel died on 3 July 1970, in Crisp Co. GA, but the Bible had been given to his youngest son, Leon Raines Culpepper in 1962. On March 1, 1985, Leon, who did not have any natural male children, gave the Bible to his nephew, Perry Melton Culpepper Jr., son of Perry Melton Culpepper. Leon had the Bible sent off and repaired, but the original cover was retained. When the Bible was received by Perry Melton Culpepper Jr., there was a small photograph of Julia Brown taped on the inside leaf in the front. This information provided by Perry Melton Culpepper Jr., March 1985, who sent a photocopy of the Bible pages to Lew Griffin. 
Name Variation She was also known as Aggy (?) 
Birth*say 1744 Agnes was born say 1744. 
Birth of Sonsay 1764 Her son Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS was born say 1764 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Marriage*say 1765 She married John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1765. 
Married Namesay 1765  As of say 1765, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son16 Dec 1768 Her son David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA was born on 16 Dec 1768 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1770 Her son Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes was born circa 1770 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Land Lottery*1807 She had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1807 at Washington Co., Georgia,
Drew Lot 178-15 in Wilkinson Co., GA (It is not clear whther it was the mother or the daughter who won this.) 
Biography* According to the David Sneads Culpepper family Bible, "Agness" was the wife of John Culpepper, and the mother of their son David Culpepper, who was born in 1768. If a biography of Jonathan Yarbrough is accurate, then John was married twice, and his second wife was Mary. John and Mary Culpepper were said to have been the parents of Jonathan Yarbrough's wife, Elizabeth Culpepper, who was probably born in 1779 or a few years thereafter. This writer therefore presumes that Agnes was John's first wife, and the mother of his older children, and that Mary was his second wife, and the mother of John's younger children. Since we do not have exact dates of birth for most of John's children, it is not entirely clear to this writer which of John's children are by which wife. 

Family

John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA (say 1733 - circa 1808)
Marriage*say 1765 She married John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA at Anson Co., North Carolina, say 1765. 
Children
Last Edited30 Aug 2003

(?) (?)

Female, #3228, (say 1793 - )
Birth*say 1793 (?) was born say 1793. 
Married Namesay 1811  As of say 1811, her married name was (?) Culpepper. 
Marriage*say 1811 She married Sampson Culpepper of Mississippi say 1811. 
Biography* Sampson Culpepper's wife is unknown, but it is clear that he married as he had at least one daughter, who was under the age of ten in the 1820 census of Hancock County, MS. The 1820 census lists another woman in his household aged 16 to 26, so she was born between 1793 and 1804. This was probably Sampson's wife, and she was probably born around 1793. This would make her about 19 years old when Louisa was born. She probably named her daughter Louisa after her mother. She seems to have died soon thereafter as no further children have been found for this marriage. 

Family

Sampson Culpepper of Mississippi (8 Mar 1787 - between 1821 and 1843)
Child
Last Edited18 Sep 2003

Thomas K. Culpepper

Male, #3229, (circa 1794 - after 1860)
Father*Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes (c 1770 - 1822)
Mother*Martha (?) (c 1774 - a 11 Aug 1828)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Thomas K. Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*circa 1794 Thomas was born at Washington Co., Georgia, circa 1794. 
Jury*Jul 1815 He served on a jury in Jul 1815 at Jackson Co., Georgia,
     drawn as juror for February term.1 
Marriage*circa 1818 He married Ann (?) circa 1818. 
Land Lottery*1820 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1820 at Jackson Co., Georgia,
lot 198-26 in Early Co., GA.2 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Jackson Co., Georgia.3 
Will6 Mar 1822 Martha, Thomas and Mary named as heir(s) in the will of Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 6 Mar 1822.4 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Washington Co., Indiana.5 
Land Grant/Patent*21 Sep 1835 New land was granted as a patent to Thomas K. Culpepper on 21 Sep 1835 at Washington Co., Indiana.6,7 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Gibson, Washington Co., Indiana.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 2 M5-10.)8 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Gibson, Washington Co., Indiana.9 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Thomas listed as a household member in the 1860 Census at Gibson, Washington Co., Indiana.10 
Death*after 1860 He died at Washington Co., Indiana, after 1860. 

Family

Ann (?) (circa 1794 - after 1850)
Marriage*circa 1818 He married Ann (?) circa 1818. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited25 Sep 2013

Citations

  1. Jackson County, GA Inferior Court Minutes, 1796-1830, transcribed by Lewis W. Griffin from LDS Film #325,659 and #325,660.
  2. 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.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 293, Jackson Co., GA
    Thomas K. Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 1 F26-45.
  4. Laurens Co., GA Will Book A. Pages 55-56.
  5. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 354, Ancestry.com Image 147, Unknown Township, Washington Co., IN
    Thomas Culpepper, 1 M30-40, 1 F20-30, 0 slaves.
  6. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    Thomas Culpepper patent for 40.10 acres in Washington Co., Indiana; Meridian: 2nd PM; Twp-Rng: 003N - 005E; Aliquots: SW¼NE¼; Section 5; Document Nr. 5980.
  7. E-mail written 24 Sep 2013 - Mar 2015 to Warren Culpepper from Steve Ehrler, e-mail address.
  8. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 160, Ancestry.com images 1-2, Gibson Township, Washington Co., IN
    Thomas Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 1 M50-60, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves.
  9. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 403, Family 25, Gibson, Washington Co., IN
    Thomas Culpepper, 55, M, Farmer RE=$400, GA (ID: 3229)v
    Ann Culpepper, 55, F, VA
    Alfred Bowling, 21, M, Farmer, VA
    Shadrach Shelton, 16, M, Farmer, IN.
  10. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 339, Family 1163, Gibson, Washington Co., IN
    James A. Boling, 29, M, Farm Laborer, RE=$150, PS=$150, VA
    Elizabeth A. Boling, F, 27, NC
    Thomas R. Boling, 7, M, IN
    George W. Boling, 5, M, IN
    Silas N. Boling, 3, M, IN
    James L. Boling, 1, M, IN
    Thomas R. Culpepper, 70, M, Farmer RE=$300, PE=$200, GA.

Mary Culpepper

Female, #3230, (circa 1798 - )
Father*Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes (c 1770 - 1822)
Mother*Martha (?) (c 1774 - a 11 Aug 1828)
Birth*circa 1798 Mary was born at Washington Co., Georgia, circa 1798. 
Birth of Sonbetween 1815 and 1827 Her son Benjamin Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA was born between 1815 and 1827 at Laurens Co., Georgia.1,2 
Marriage*before 1822 She married (?) Smith at Laurens Co., Georgia, before 1822. 
Married Namebefore 1822  As of before 1822, her married name was Smith. 
Will6 Mar 1822 Martha, Thomas and Mary named as heir(s) in the will of Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 6 Mar 1822.3 
Land Lottery*23 May 1827 She had a fortunate draw in the land lottery on 23 May 1827 at Plummers District, Laurens Co., Georgia,
lot 233-2 in Carroll Co., GA, by "Marry Culpepper's Illegit's."2 
ResidenceJul 1830 Mary resided at Laurens Co., Georgia, in Jul 1830.1 

Family 1

Children

Family 2

(?) Smith (circa 1792 - )
Marriage*before 1822 She married (?) Smith at Laurens Co., Georgia, before 1822. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited16 Sep 2006

Citations

  1. Allen Thomas, Laurens Co., Georgia Legal Records, 1807-1832, WH Wolfe Associates, Roswell, GA, 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8535 P2ta.
    Page 186: "Jul 1830. Russel Kellum appointed guardian of Benjamin Culpepper & Adaline Culpepper, both illegitimates of Mary Culpepper. $2,000 bond with Winfield Wright as security. Clerk: Thomas Moore."
  2. 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
    Mary Culpepper's Illegit's, Plummers District, Laurens Co., GA, drew lot 233-2 in Carroll Co., GA, 23 May 1827.
  3. Laurens Co., GA Will Book A. Pages 55-56.

(?) Smith

Male, #3231, (circa 1792 - )
Birth*circa 1792 (?) was born circa 1792. 
Marriage*before 1822 He married Mary Culpepper at Laurens Co., Georgia, before 1822. 

Family

Mary Culpepper (circa 1798 - )
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

John Cowan Culpepper

Male, #3232, (circa 1802 - before 27 Sep 1836)
Father*Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes (c 1770 - 1822)
Mother*Martha (?) (c 1774 - a 11 Aug 1828)
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1802 John was born at Washington Co., Georgia, circa 1802. 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 John and Joel was probably a free white male, age 16 and under 26, in Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes's household, on the 1820 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.1 
Will6 Mar 1822 John and Joel named as executor(s) and heir(s) in the will of Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 6 Mar 1822.2 
Marriage*9 Jan 1823 He married Nancy Caroline Lawson at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 9 Jan 1823.3 
Deed*Jan 1827 He granted a deed in Jan 1827 at Monroe Co., Georgia,

John Cowan Culpepper of Laurens Co. to Douglas Watson of Monroe Co., for $200: 202.5 acres in Lot 57 in District 14. Nancy Caroline Culpepper, formerly Nancy Caroline Lawson, orphan, wife of John Cowan Culpepper, releases her dower rights.4 
Land Lottery*11 Apr 1827 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery on 11 Apr 1827 at Plummers District, Laurens Co., Georgia,
lot 335-3 in Coweta Co., GA.5 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son4 Dec 1832 His son John Sampson Culpepper was born on 4 Dec 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia.7 
Death*before 27 Sep 1836 He died at Laurens Co., Georgia, before 27 Sep 1836
From Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Tuesday, September 27th, 1836: Georgia, Laurens County: Will be sold before the Court House door in said county on the first Tuesday in January, net, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of John C. Culpepper, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) Russel Kellam, Administrator.8 

Family

Nancy Caroline Lawson (circa 1801 - after 1850)
Marriage*9 Jan 1823 He married Nancy Caroline Lawson at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 9 Jan 1823.3 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Apr 2008

Citations

  1. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 007, Laurens Co., GA
    Sam Culpepper, Jr., 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F45+.
  2. Laurens Co., GA Will Book A. Pages 55-56.
  3. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    John Cowan Culpepper and Nancy Caroline Lawson on 9 Jan 1823 in Laurens Co., GA.
  4. Abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin, Monroe Co., GA Deeds, 1822-1868, Books A-P, Salt Lake City, UT: Monroe County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 164,136 - 164,143.
    Book E, Page 104.
  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
    John C. Culpepper of Plummers District, Laurens Co., GA, drew lot 335-3 in Coweta Co., GA, 11 Apr 1827.
  6. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 008, Unk Twp, Laurens Co., GA
    John C. Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 2 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1F 20-30.
  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.
    Blackshear/Chastain Family Cemetery, Ochlocknee, Thomas Co., GA
    + J. S. Culpepper, 4 Dec 1832 – 6 Jun 1900, Co. A, 57th GA
    + Dorothy S. Culpepper, 25 Sep 1837 – 13 Nov 1909.
  8. Tad Evans, compiler, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Savannah, GA: Tad Evans, 1998.
    p. 156.

Nancy Caroline Lawson

Female, #3233, (circa 1801 - after 1850)
Birth*circa 1801 Nancy was born circa 1801. 
Marriage*9 Jan 1823 She married John Cowan Culpepper at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 9 Jan 1823.1 
Married Name9 Jan 1823  As of 9 Jan 1823, her married name was Culpepper. 
Deed*Jan 1827 She granted a deed in Jan 1827 at Monroe Co., Georgia,

John Cowan Culpepper of Laurens Co. to Douglas Watson of Monroe Co., for $200: 202.5 acres in Lot 57 in District 14. Nancy Caroline Culpepper, formerly Nancy Caroline Lawson, orphan, wife of John Cowan Culpepper, releases her dower rights.2 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Nancy was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in John Cowan Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son4 Dec 1832 Her son John Sampson Culpepper was born on 4 Dec 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia.4 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Nancy was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Laurens Co., Georgia.5 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Nancy was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Laurens Co., Georgia.6 
Death*after 1850 She died at Laurens Co., Georgia, after 1850. 

Family

John Cowan Culpepper (circa 1802 - before 27 Sep 1836)
Marriage*9 Jan 1823 She married John Cowan Culpepper at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 9 Jan 1823.1 
Children
Last Edited28 Jun 2004

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    John Cowan Culpepper and Nancy Caroline Lawson on 9 Jan 1823 in Laurens Co., GA.
  2. Abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin, Monroe Co., GA Deeds, 1822-1868, Books A-P, Salt Lake City, UT: Monroe County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 164,136 - 164,143.
    Book E, Page 104.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 008, Unk Twp, Laurens Co., GA
    John C. Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 2 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1F 20-30.
  4. 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.
    Blackshear/Chastain Family Cemetery, Ochlocknee, Thomas Co., GA
    + J. S. Culpepper, 4 Dec 1832 – 6 Jun 1900, Co. A, 57th GA
    + Dorothy S. Culpepper, 25 Sep 1837 – 13 Nov 1909.
  5. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 169 (Image 39), Captain Parker's District, Laurens Co., GA
    N. C. Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 2 F10-15, 1F 20-30, 1 F30-40.
  6. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 246B, District 49, Laurens Co., GA
    Nancy Culpepper, 49, F, SC, Pauper
    Satilla Culpepper, 27, F, GA
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 25, F, GA
    Sampson Culpepper, 8 (sic), M, GA.

Joel Culpepper

Male, #3234, (circa 1800 - )
Father*Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes (c 1770 - 1822)
Mother*Martha (?) (c 1774 - a 11 Aug 1828)
DNA* To help confirm Joel Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Joel's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*circa 1800 Joel was born at Washington Co., Georgia, circa 1800. 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 John and Joel was probably a free white male, age 16 and under 26, in Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes's household, on the 1820 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia.1 
Will6 Mar 1822 John and Joel named as executor(s) and heir(s) in the will of Sampson Culpepper son of John & Agnes at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 6 Mar 1822.2 
Birth of Soncirca 1828 His son Joel Culpepper Jr. was born circa 1828 at Franklin Co., Illinois
Miscellaneous11 Aug 1828 Martha Culpepper of Jackson Co., said she was moving and appointed Joel Culpepper as her lawful attorney to sell 200 acres on Big Creek, Buckeye Creek in Laurens Co. Wit: T. Peoples and James Rylie, JP.3 
Birth of Son12 Dec 1828 His son Pierson Culpepper was born on 12 Dec 1828 at Georgia
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Saline, Gallatin Co., Illinois. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 1 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F60-70..4 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Saline, Gallatin Co., Illinois.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 2 M5-10, 2 F0-5-10 and 1 F20-30.)5 
Biography* Joel Culpepper probably moved from Georgia to Franklin County, IL, sometime before 1828, as his probable son, Joel, Jr., was born there that year. According to Joel Jr.'s military service record from the Mexican War, he was aged 19 in April 1847, and was born in Franklin County, IL. 

Family

Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Aug 2010

Citations

  1. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 007, Laurens Co., GA
    Sam Culpepper, Jr., 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F45+.
  2. Laurens Co., GA Will Book A. Pages 55-56.
  3. Allen Thomas, Laurens Co., Georgia Legal Records, 1807-1832, WH Wolfe Associates, Roswell, GA, 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8535 P2ta.
    page 186.
  4. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 289, Ancestry.com Image 3, Saline Twp, Gallatin Co., IL
    Joel Culpeper, 2 M0-5, 1 M20-30, 1 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F60-70, 0 slaves.
  5. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 044, Ancestry.com images 1-2, Saline Twp, Gallatin Co., IL
    Joel Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 2 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 2 F0-5, 1 F 20-30, 0 slaves.

Ann (?)

Female, #3235, (circa 1794 - after 1850)
Birth*circa 1794 Ann was born at Virginia circa 1794. 
Marriage*circa 1818 She married Thomas K. Culpepper circa 1818. 
Married Namecirca 1818  As of circa 1818, her married name was Culpepper. 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Ann was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Thomas K. Culpepper's household, on the 1820 Census at Jackson Co., Georgia.1 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Ann was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in Thomas K. Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Washington Co., Indiana.2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Ann was probably a free white female, age 50 and under 60, in Thomas K. Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Gibson, Washington Co., Indiana.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 2 M5-10.)3 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Ann listed as a household member living with Thomas K. Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Gibson, Washington Co., Indiana.4 
Death*after 1850 She died at Washington Co., Indiana, after 1850. 

Family

Thomas K. Culpepper (circa 1794 - after 1860)
Marriage*circa 1818 She married Thomas K. Culpepper circa 1818. 
Last Edited5 Jul 2004

Citations

  1. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 293, Jackson Co., GA
    Thomas K. Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 1 F26-45.
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 354, Ancestry.com Image 147, Unknown Township, Washington Co., IN
    Thomas Culpepper, 1 M30-40, 1 F20-30, 0 slaves.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 160, Ancestry.com images 1-2, Gibson Township, Washington Co., IN
    Thomas Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 1 M50-60, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves.
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 403, Family 25, Gibson, Washington Co., IN
    Thomas Culpepper, 55, M, Farmer RE=$400, GA (ID: 3229)v
    Ann Culpepper, 55, F, VA
    Alfred Bowling, 21, M, Farmer, VA
    Shadrach Shelton, 16, M, Farmer, IN.

John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS

Male, #3236, (say 1794 - circa 1840)
Father-Ado0*Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS1 (s 1764 - 1837)
Mother-Ado0*Mary Stokes1 (7 Oct 1757 - b Apr 1843)
DNA* DNA testing of descendants of different sons of John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS show that the descendants are related to each other but not to the mainline of Culpeppers. However, John's descendants are related to two different individuals with the surname of Shelton. At one time, John was though to be the biological son of Rev. John Culpepper Jr. Since Rev. John had another son named John (of Lawrence Co., MS), it is possible that the John of Marion County was adopted by Rev. John.2 
Birth*say 1794 John was born at Washington Co., Georgia, say 1794.3 
Deed*May 1812 He was party to a deed in May 1812 at Hancock Co., Mississippi,

John Culpepper, Sen., claimant, Oct 1819, John Culpepper, Jun., original claimant, Spring 1812, On south side of Taylor's Creek.4 
Marriage*circa 1819 He married Keziah Taylor at Hancock Co., Mississippi, circa 1819. 
Deed*Oct 1819 He was granted a deed by Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS in Oct 1819 at Hancock Co., Mississippi,

John Culpepper, Sen., claimant, Oct 1819, John Culpepper, Jun., original claimant, Spring 1812, On south side of Taylor's Creek.4 
Tax roll*1820 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1820.5 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Hancock Co., Mississippi. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 M0-10.3 
Tax roll1824 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1824.6 
Birth of Soncirca 1825 His son John Abb Culpepper was born circa 1825 at Hancock Co., Mississippi.7 
Birth of Soncirca 1826 His son William Culpepper of Bosque Co. TX was born circa 1826 at Hancock Co., Mississippi.8 
Birth of Soncirca 1828 His son James E. Culpepper was born circa 1828 at Hancock Co., Mississippi.9 
Tax roll1828 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1828.10 
Relocation*circa 1830 He relocated circa 1830 at Marion Co., Mississippi; Around 1830, the part of Hancock County where the Culpeppers lived became part of an expanded Marion Co., Mississippi. In 1890, this area became part of Pearl River Co. 
Tax roll*between 1831 and 1833 A John Culpepper was listed in the 1831 and 1833 Personal Tax Rolls for Hinds County, MS, but it is not known whether this was John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS or John Culpepper of Lawrence Co., MS. Most likely it was the latter. 
Birth of Soncirca 1835 His son Hiram Culpepper was born circa 1835 at Marion Co., Mississippi.11 
Birth of Soncirca 1838 His son Andrew Culpepper was born circa 1838 at Marion Co., Mississippi.11 
Death*circa 1840 He died circa 1840
It is likely that John died after his daughter Fanny was conceived but before her birth and before the move of Keziah and their children to Covington Co., MS. 
Deed17 Dec 1840 The following action taken by the tax collector of Marion Co., Mississippi, on 17 Dec 1840 probably occurred after John's death:
     "David Summers, Tax collector, having assessed cert. in tracts claimed in the name of JOHN CULPEPPER, one, and the other in the name of Thomas Anderson held by right of donation as the property of the estate of Solomon and Joseph Ford, assignees of JOHN CULPEPPER and Thoma Anderson -- said tracts containing one 500 acres and the other 671 acres -- held in joint tenancy for the years 1838 -- 1839 and which assessment on the part of the said estate of Solomon Ford along with claims of Robert Jones and Gabriel Blackburn and other collectors from 1832 to 1837 amounts to $47.04 on the part of Solomon Ford's Estate (Adm. having paid taes on Joseph Ford's Estate) -- Have seized the Solomon Ford Estate and offer for sale for taxes and cost -- land in SW quarter of sec. 29, and S half of Sec. 30, T 1, R 17 W, 507.14 acres bounded N. by Hennegar's claim, E by pine woods, S. by Davenport, and W by Pearl River. Struck off to Ebenezer Ford (Adm. of Joseph Ford Estate) as the purchaser having bid $48 which was the highest and last bid. Dated June 17, 1840."12 

Family

Keziah Taylor (circa 1801 - after 1860)
Marriage*circa 1819 He married Keziah Taylor at Hancock Co., Mississippi, circa 1819. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Orphan / John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 May 2013

Citations

  1. Since DNA testing precludes John Culpepper of Marion Co., MS descending from the mainline Culpeppers, we assume that he probably was adopted by Rev. John Culpepper, Jr. of Hancock Co., MS and his wife Mary Stokes.
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 42, Genealogy.com image 1, Unknown Township, Hancock Co., MS
    John Culpepper, 1 M45+, 1 F45+, 1 slave
    John Culpepper, Jr., 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves
    Samp Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves.
  4. Walter Lowrie - Secretary of State and Walter S. Franklin - Clerk of the House of Reps., compiler, American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Volume III (4 Dec 1815 - 27 May 1824), Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1994, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 973 R2ag 1994 v.3.
    "A list of actual settlers in the district east of Pearl River, in Louisiana...", page 444.
  5. Hancock County Tax Records, 1820
    John Culpepper, Sr.
    John Culpepper, Jr.
    Sampson Culpepper.
  6. Hancock County Tax Records, 1824
    John Culpepper.
  7. John Abb's place of birth is from his military record. The 1850 census indicates he was born in Alabama.
  8. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 451. Unk Twp, Washington Parish, LA
    W. Culpepper, 23, M, Farmer, $100, MS
    Nancy Culpepper, 23, F, MS
    ? Culpepper, 2 M, LA
    ? Culpepper, 2/12, F, LA
    Disa Waller, 21, F, MS.
  9. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 44, Family 282, Lines 15-30, Not Stated, Covington Co., MS
    Miles B. Turner, 48, M, saddle and harness maker, VA
    Mary W. Turner, 36, F, GA
    Sarah W. Turner, 16, F, MS
    Martha E. Turner, 13, F, MS
    James F. Turner, 14, M, MS
    Amanda L. Turner, 9, F, MS
    William H. Turner, 7, M, MS
    Allen P. Turner, 5, M, MS
    Louis M. Turner, 2, M, MS
    McGruda Bryant, 16, M, asst. to saddler, MS
    Erastus J. Bryant, 13, M, MS
    William W. Selp(?), 25, M, saddler, LA
    James E. Culpepper, 21, M, saddler, MS
    William Beavess(?), 37, M, laborer, GA
    Salina Watts, 14, F, MS
    Dicy Watts, 11, F, MS.
  10. Hancock County Tax Records, 1828
    John Culpepper.
  11. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 338, Gen.com Image 6, Unk Twp, Livingston Parish, LA
    Kisiah Culpepper, 46, F, GA
    Hiram Culpepper, 14, M, MS
    Andrew Culpepper, 11, M, MS
    Frances Culpepper, 9, F, MS.
  12. E. Russ Williams, Jr., Abstracts of Deeds, Marion Co., MS, p. 87-88, from p. 197-198 in original book.

Sampson Culpepper of Mississippi1

Male, #3237, (8 Mar 1787 - between 1821 and 1843)
Father*Rev. John Culpepper Jr. of Hancock Co., MS1 (s 1764 - 1837)
Mother*Mary Stokes1 (7 Oct 1757 - b Apr 1843)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Sampson Culpepper of Mississippi is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*8 Mar 1787 Sampson was born at Washington Co., Georgia, on 8 Mar 1787.1 
Marriage*say 1811 He married (?) (?) say 1811. 
Biography* Sampson Culpepper's wife is unknown, but it is clear that he married as he had at least one daughter, who was under the age of ten in the 1820 census of Hancock County, MS. The 1820 census lists another woman in his household aged 16 to 26, so she was born between 1793 and 1804. This was probably Sampson's wife, and she was probably born around 1793. This would make her about 19 years old when Louisa was born. She probably named her daughter Louisa after her mother. She seems to have died soon thereafter as no further children have been found for this marriage. 
Tax roll*1820 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1820.2 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Sampson was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Hancock Co., Mississippi. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 F16-26..3 
Tax roll1821 He registered to pay taxes at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1821.4 
Residence*1821 Sampson resided at Hancock Co., Mississippi, in 1821.5 
Death*between 1821 and 1843 He died at Mississippi between 1821 and 1843. 
Research note*3 Jun 2004 Research in early Mississippi is difficult, but further research is certainly needed on this family.

Your help with this person will be appreciated. Contact Lew Griffin (see footnote for details).6 

Family

(?) (?) (say 1793 - )
Marriage*say 1811 He married (?) (?) say 1811. 
Child
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Feb 2012

Citations

  1. "A List of Ages" (Birth Dates) compiled by William B. Bryan on 16 Apr 1843. This is a list of the names and birthdates for Henry Stokes and wife Sarah, their 11 children and about 60 grandchildren. On 29 Jun 2010, Jean Odom Carter, who owned the document, created a scanned image which was then transcribed by Voncille Bush and edited by Sarah Murphy and Gerry Lee. Sarah Murphy provided a copy of the transcription to Culpepper Connections on 16 Aug 2010. In the link that follows, the Culpepper names can be seen.
    http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/washington.htm#births
  2. Hancock County Tax Records, 1820
    John Culpepper, Sr.
    John Culpepper, Jr.
    Sampson Culpepper.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 42, Genealogy.com image 1, Unknown Township, Hancock Co., MS
    John Culpepper, 1 M45+, 1 F45+, 1 slave
    John Culpepper, Jr., 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves
    Samp Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves.
  4. Hancock County Tax Records, 1821
    Sampson Culpepper (Pearl River Area).
  5. Sampson was in the Pearl River area in the 1821 tax digest of Hancock, Co., MS.
  6. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.

Patsy Culpepper1

Female, #3238, (circa 1794 - )
Father*David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA (16 Dec 1768 - 21 Jul 1832)
Mother*Elizabeth Hogan (6 Mar 1775 - 9 Jan 1849)
Birth*circa 1794 Patsy was born at Georgia circa 1794. That Patsy was the daughter of David Culpepper and Elizabeth Hogan is based on circumstantial evidence. 
Marriage*circa 1812 She married Joel W. Butler at Georgia circa 1812. 
Married Namecirca 1812  As of circa 1812, her married name was Butler. 
Married Name25 Jan 1821  As of 25 Jan 1821, her married name was O'Neal.2 
Marriage*25 Jan 1821 She married Theophilus O'Neal at Laurens Co., Georgia, on 25 Jan 1821. Joel Butler married Patsy Culpepper circa 1812 and they had three children, the last born in 1817. Joel married 2nd, Belinda Smith, circa 1830. Thus, it is possible that Patsy and Joel divorced after 1817 and before Patsy's marriage to Theophilus O'Neal in 1821.
     Or, there may be two different Patsy's, one who married Joel Butler and one who married Theophilus O'Neal. In this instance, it is not clear who the parents of the second Patsy may be. Some researchers with family trees on the Internet suggest that Patsy Culpepper O'Neal may be a daughter of Daniel Culpepper, but we have seen no evidence to support that.2 

Family 1

Joel W. Butler (1787 - 1862)

Family 2

Theophilus O'Neal (22 Mar 1791 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Aug 2010

Citations

  1. Jeannette Holland Austin, The Georgians: Genealogies of Pioneer Settlers, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8 D2ag.
    p 49.
  2. Patsey Culpepper and Theophilus O'Neal married 25 Jan 1821, Laurens Co., GA, Book D, p 3.

Joel W. Butler1

Male, #3239, (1787 - 1862)
Father*Ford Butler (c 1760 - c 1817)
Mother*Martha Craft (s 1764 - )
Birth*1787 Joel was born in 1787. 
Marriage*circa 1812 He married Patsy Culpepper at Georgia circa 1812. 
Note* From a post by WilmaF1int@aol.com to Burke-L@Rootsweb.com, October 2001:

DANIEL NIMROD[3] BURKE, JR. (DANIEL NIMROD[2], MORGAN[1]) was born November 25, 1810, and died May 22, 1892. He married ELIZABETH BUTLER, daughter of JOEL BUTLER and PATSY CULPEPPER. She was born November 09, 1816, and died November 22, 1890. Both Daniel and Elizabeth were buried at New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilkinson County, GA

Children of DANIEL BURKE and ELIZABETH BUTLER are:
i. DANIEL BURKE.
ii. MARY FRANCIS BURKE.
iii. JOEL BURKE, b. August 03, 1840.
iv. JOHN FRANKLIN BURKE, b. May 18, 1846; d. December 08, 1919, GA.
v. SARAH FREDONIA BURKE, b. May 01, 1850.
 
Death of Fathercirca 1817 His father Ford Butler died circa 1817 at Wilkinson Co., Georgia
Marriage*circa 1830 He married Belinda Smith at Georgia circa 1830. 
Will*14 Dec 1861 He made a will at Wilkinson Co., Georgia, on 14 Dec 1861. 
Death*1862 He died at Wilkinson Co., Georgia, in 1862. 
Biography* Joel rapidly amassed wealth and became one of the wealthiest land and slave owners of Wilkinson Co, GA. He was a strong believer in the Primitive Baptist Church.

The following is from:

Wilkinson County Georgia Historical Collections, Revised and reprinted 1980, Joseph T. Maddox, Reprinted 1999, Martha Smith Anderson (Genealogical & Historical Room of Washington Memorial Library, Macon, Ga.)
Pg. 118:

JOEL BUTLER (1787-1862) Son of Ford Butler, Rev. soldier. Wives Patsy Culpepper and Belinda Smith Ashley. Signed Dec. 14, 1861. Probated same month. Sons: David C. Butler, wife Selina Rozar, daughter Elizabeth married Nimrod Burke. Son-in-law, Leaton L. Harrison (m. Martha, removed from Wilkinson to Randolph County Ga.) Son-in-law James Pierce (wife Mary was deceased), Son-in-law Christopher C. Smith, married Nancy Butler. Son Benjamin F., wife Frances Adair. Son George W. wife Adeline Howell. Daughter Jane Knight, wife of James M. Knight. Son-in-law James L. Howell. Daughter Laura Ann, wife of Elbert Hughs. Daughter Julia Ann married a Mr. Damons. Son Joel Jackson, wife Amanda Carr. 

Family 1

Patsy Culpepper (circa 1794 - )
Marriage*circa 1812 He married Patsy Culpepper at Georgia circa 1812. 

Family 2

Belinda Smith (circa 1811 - 27 Feb 1861)
Marriage*circa 1830 He married Belinda Smith at Georgia circa 1830. 
Last Edited30 Aug 2010

Citations

  1. Jessie H. & Delma Wilson Paulk, Hogan Family & Kin, Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1994.

Benjamin Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA

Male, #3240, (circa 1792 - 9 Oct 1851)
Father*David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA (16 Dec 1768 - 21 Jul 1832)
Mother*Elizabeth Hogan (6 Mar 1775 - 9 Jan 1849)
DNA* Benjamin has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1792 Benjamin was born at Georgia circa 1792. 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(There were two Benjamin Culpeppers serving from Georgia, and it is not clear which of the following records belongs to which of the two possible Benjamin Culpeppers:
Benjamin Culpepper, Georgia Militia 3rd Regiment (Wimberley's)
Benjamin Culpepper, Georgia Militia, Freeman's Squadron's Cavalry.)1 
Marriage*circa 1819 He married Nancy Horne at Georgia circa 1819. 
Land Lottery*1821 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1821 at Smiths District, Laurens Co., Georgia,
lot 366-16 in Henry Co., GA.2 
Deed*Dec 1822 He was granted a deed in Dec 1822 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

Patsy Butler of Wilkinson Co. to Benjamin Culpepper of Laurens Co., for $150: 250 acres in Walton Co., Dist 1, Lot #36. Wit: Young Stokes.3 
Jury*Jul 1824 He served on a jury in Jul 1824 at Laurens Co., Georgia,
     Inferior Court. 
Deed24 Nov 1826 He witnessed a deed grant by Joel W. Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA and Mary Culpepper on 24 Nov 1826 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

Joel Culpepper of Laurens Co. to Nathan Tucker for $300: 100 acres of a tract granted to Thomas Fort. Wit: B. Culpepper, S. R. Smith. Polly Culpepper renounced before Justice of the Peace David R. Maddux her right of dower to the property on the following day.4 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Dooly Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1831 His son David Culpepper was born circa 1831 at Dooly Co., Georgia
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Dooly Co., Georgia,
lot 203/19/2 in what became Cobb Co., GA.6 
Death of Father21 Jul 1832 His father David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA died on 21 Jul 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia.7 
Deed29 Apr 1837 He granted a deed on 29 Apr 1837 at Dooly Co., Georgia,

Benjamin Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA to William Bohannon of Dooly Co., GA for $150.00: Lot 213 in the 7th District, 213 acres, all except 50 acres, on the west side of Rudy Creek and south side of Long Branch. Recorded 18 May 1852.8 
Birth of Son14 May 1839 His son Rev. Benjamin Sampson Culpepper was born on 14 May 1839 at Dooly Co., Georgia
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Dooly Co., Georgia.9 
Miscellaneous*between 1840 and 1845 Benjamin was the appraiser for the estates of Orman Eubanks on 1 Jul 1840, Hardy D. Royals on 17 Jan 1843, Joel Dorsey on 26 Jan 1843, William Eubanks on 25 Aug 1843, and Edward Outlaw on 3 Oct 1845. 
Census*1845 He appeared on the census of 1845 at Dooly Co., Georgia.10 
Death of Mother9 Jan 1849 His mother Elizabeth Hogan died on 9 Jan 1849 at Dooly Co., Georgia.11 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Dooly Co., Georgia.12 
Tax roll*1851 Benjamin registered to pay taxes
     Benjamin Culpepper, Sr. of Dooly Co. District 7: 1 Poll, plus 6 Slaves, plus 490 acres in Lot 91 of District 8 in Warren Co. and 350.75 acres in Lot 214 of District 7 in Dooly Co.13 
Death*9 Oct 1851 He died at Dooly Co., Georgia, on 9 Oct 1851.14 
Guardian*Mar 1852 Following the death of Benjamin Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA, the court declared Martha Jane Culpepper and Rev. Benjamin Sampson Culpepper to be orphaned, and Montevallo Ray was appointed as guardian and then subsequently removed, and Dr. Robert Davis Sinclair was appointed as guardian in Mar 1852 at Georgia

     It appearing to the court at the March Term 1852 of this court Letters of Guardianship for the person and property of Benjamin Culpepper Junr orphan and minor of Benjamin Culpepper Senr was granted to Montraville Ray and whereas the said Montraville Ray has removed to parts unknown it is therefore ordered that Letters of Guardianship for the person and property of the said Benjamin Culpepper Junr Orphan as aforesaid ??? to Robert D. Sinclair on his giving bond and security in the sum of Sixteen Hundred Dollars.
     It appearing to the court that at the March Term 1852 of the court Letters of Guardianship for the person and property of Jane Culpepper orphan and minor of Benjamin Culpepper Senr deceased was granted to Montraville Ray and whereas the said Montraville Ray has removed to parts unknown the said Jane Culpepper being over fourteen years of age appeared in open court and made choice of Robert D. Sinclair for her guardian. It is therefore ordered that the said Robert D. Sinclair be and he is hereby appointed guarian of the person and property of the said Jane Culpepper on his giving bond and security in the sum of Sixteen Hundred Dollars

Minutes Book A 194
September Term 1852
Monday 6th Septbr

Whereas application has been made by Robert D. Sinclair administrator on the Estate of Benjamin Culpepper late of said county deceased for leave to sell all the Lands and Negroes belonging to said Estate of said deceased in terms of the statute in such cases made and provided and no objections having been filed and whereas it appearing further to this court that a proper divison of the Negroes belonging to said Estate can not be effected among and between the distributees of said Estate without a sale thereof and that a sale of the lands belonging to said Estate of the said deceased will be for the benefit of the heirs and distributees and creditors of said deceased be it therefore ordered by said Court that said administrator has leave to sell the Land and negroes belonging to said Estate of said deceased he first complying with the statute in such cases made and provided by giving notice of said sale (last two words missing from my copy.) 

Family

Nancy Horne (circa 1805 - )
Marriage*circa 1819 He married Nancy Horne at Georgia circa 1819. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Jun 2013

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281
  2. Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
  3. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book H, page 80.
  4. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book J, page 117.
  5. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 84, Unk Twp, Dooly Co., GA
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M30-40, 2 F0-5, 2 F5-10, 1 F20-30.
  6. Rev. S. Emmett Lucas Jr., The 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
    Benjamin Culpepper, 535 District, Dooly Co., GA, drew lot 203/19/2 in what became Cobb Co., GA, 1832.
  7. E-mail written 2003-2009 to Culpepper Connections from Morris Pate Culpepper III (#60878), e-mail address (Jul 2012).
  8. Dooly County Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Deed Books A-F, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 366,674 et. al..
    Book B-148.
  9. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 97, District 7, Dooly Co., GA
    B. Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M40-50, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F40-50.
  10. Brigid S. Townsend, Georgia State Census Reports from Seven Counties, 1838-1845, R. J. Taylor Jr Foundation, Atlanta, GA, Library of Congress No. 75-10610 (Provided to Culpepper Connections by Morris P. Culpepper, III)

    Name, Free White Persons, Free White Males 6-16, Free White Females, Slaves
    Chadwell Culpepper, 11, 5, 1, 1
    James B. Culpepper, 3, 0, 0, 0
    Joel Culpepper, 7, 0, 3, 1
    David S. Culpepper, 8, 1, 0, 7
    Henry C. Culpepper, 4, 0, 0, 0
    Benjamin Culpepper, 9, 1, 2, 5 (#3240).
  11. Dooly County Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Deed Books A-F, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 366,674 et. al..
    Bk A, p 47.
  12. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 277A, District 24, Dooly Co., GA
    Benjamin Culpepper, 56, M, Farmer, $2,000, GA
    Nancy Culpepper, 45, F, SC
    David Culpepper, 18, M, GA
    Sarah Culpepper, 16, F, GA
    Jane Culpepper, 14, F, GA
    Benjamin Culpepper, 11, M, GA
    Susan Culpepper, 9, F, GA.
  13. Dooly County Court, Dooly Co. GA Tax Digest 1851, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film # 367,140.
  14. Mary Overby, Obituaries Published by The Christian Index, 1822-1879, Macon, GA: Georgia Baptist Historical Society, 1975.