James Robb Cook1,2,3

Male, #45931, (circa 1815 - May 1884)
Birth*circa 1815 He was born circa 1815 at Fairfield District, South Carolina.3 
Marriage*say 1838 He married Frances Emily Sterling say 1838.2 
Death of Spouse31 Mar 1855 His wife Frances Emily Sterling died on 31 Mar 1855.2 
Marriage*25 Sep 1855 He married Martha I. Cameron on 25 Sep 1855.3 
Marriage*circa 1858 He married Louisa Teaver circa 1858.3 
Marriage*circa 1880 He married Lenora Odella Darden circa 1880.3 
Death*May 1884 He died at Loyd Community, Troup Co., Georgia, in May 1884.3 
Burial*after May 1884 His body was interred after May 1884 at Long Cane Cemetery, Troup Co., Georgia.3 
Biography* According to Amy Estelle: "Attended Harvard College and moved to Troup Co. in early manhood. Built his home in 1841 for his first wife at the intersection of Tea and Pyne Road.

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Obit posted on 29 Jan 2002 by Karen Goudelock, Shalimar, Florida on the Troup Co., GA message board at Rootsweb.com. The parenthetical remarks are by Karen.

Death of an Old Citizen
Mr. James R. (Robb) Cook was born and raised in Fairfield District, South Carolina, but moved to Troup county in early manhood. He departed this life, about midnight, on Friday night, his disease being dropsy of the heart. The sad event occurred at his residence, about seven miles west of Lagrange, near the old Pleasant Grove (Baptist) church. His remains were buried at Long Cane, on Sunday last, at one o'clock, Rev. P. A. Heard officiating at the grave. The citizens of the community generally were present. Mr. Cook was for many years a Baptist , but died a member of the Presbyterian communion. He had been married four times - his first wife having been a daughter of the late Wiley J. Sterling (Note: Frances Emily Sterling b. 5/7/1821 d. 3/31/1855 in Lagrange), the second a Miss Cameron (Note: Martha J. Cameron), the third a Miss Keever (Note: Louisa R. Teaver is correct name), and the last a Miss Darden (Note: Leonora Adella Darden). Five children survive him (Note: From his first wife, Sterling Cook, Mary Virginia Cook, James Cook, Jr. and Francis Marion Cook survived him; there were other children from his other marriages who were living at the time of his death, Algie Cook and Helen Cook in particular from his last marriage; I do not know about any others) . He was seventy years of age (Note: b. 5/14/1811 d. 5/2/1884; which would make him just shy of 73). Thus, "we spend our years as a tale that is told." "The days of our years are three score years and ten, and if by reason of strength, they be four score years, yet is their strength, labor, and sorrow, for is is soon cut off and we fly away." (Note: I have a photograph of James taken sometime possibly in his 30's and on the back my great-aunt wrote that he was married 5 times; however, I have not been able to substantiate a 5th wife who would have probably been his 3rd wife between Martha Cameron and L. R. Teaver.)3

 

Family 1

Frances Emily Sterling (7 May 1821 - 31 Mar 1855)
Marriage*say 1838 He married Frances Emily Sterling say 1838.2 

Family 2

Martha I. Cameron (say 1830 - before 1859)
Marriage*25 Sep 1855 He married Martha I. Cameron on 25 Sep 1855.3 

Family 3

Louisa Teaver (say 1830 - )
Marriage*circa 1858 He married Louisa Teaver circa 1858.3 

Family 4

Lenora Odella Darden (say 1845 - )
Marriage*circa 1880 He married Lenora Odella Darden circa 1880.3 
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. Middle name of Robb is from Amy Estelle.
  2. Forrest Clark Johnson III, Memories in Marble, Hill View and Hill View Annex Cemeteries, LaGrange GA, Author, 1993.
    page 91, Lot 523.
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Martha I. Cameron1

Female, #45932, (say 1830 - before 1859)
Birth*say 1830 She was born say 1830.1 
Marriage*25 Sep 1855 She married James Robb Cook on 25 Sep 1855.1 
Married Name25 Sep 1855  As of 25 Sep 1855, her married name was Cook.1 
Death*before 1859 She died before 1859.1 

Family

James Robb Cook (circa 1815 - May 1884)
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Louisa Teaver1

Female, #45933, (say 1830 - )
Birth*say 1830 She was born say 1830.1 
Marriage*circa 1858 She married James Robb Cook circa 1858.1 
Married Namecirca 1858  As of circa 1858, her married name was Cook.1 

Family

James Robb Cook (circa 1815 - May 1884)
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Lenora Odella Darden1

Female, #45934, (say 1845 - )
Birth*say 1845 She was born say 1845.1 
Marriagecirca 1880 She married James Robb Cook circa 1880.1 
Married Namecirca 1880  As of circa 1880, her married name was Cook.1 
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Whitmal Bonner1

Male, #45935, (circa 1775 - 1821)
Father*Thomas Bonner2 (c 1744 - 1805)
Mother*Margaret Jones2 (s 1747 - )
Birth*circa 1775 He was born circa 1775 at North Carolina.1 
Marriage*say 1792 He married Alice Selman say 1792. 
Birth of Son1792 His son Jonathan J. Bonner was born in 1792 at Georgia.1 
Birth of Son1794 His son George W. Bonner was born in 1794 at Georgia.1 
Birth of Son25 Jan 1796 His son Josiah Martin Bonner was born on 25 Jan 1796 at Georgia.1 
Birth of Son1797 His son Whitmal Jones Bonner was born in 1797 at Georgia.1 
Birth of Son1805 His son Bedford B. Bonner was born in 1805 at Georgia.1 
Death of Father1805 His father Thomas Bonner died in 1805 at Oconee Co., Georgia.2 
Birth of Son1807 His son William S. Bonner was born in 1807.1 
Death*1821 He died at Jasper Co., Georgia, in 1821.1 

Family

Alice Selman (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Marriage*say 1792 He married Alice Selman say 1792. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited23 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>
  2. Linda Burgess, compiler, e-mail address), Linda's Genealogy (and e-mails to Warren Culpepper), 2005.
    http://members.tripod.com/~LLBurgess/
    "THOMAS5 BONNER (HENRY4, HENRY3, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born Abt. 1744 in N.C, and died 1805 in Oconee Co., GA. He married MARGARET JONES 06 May 1767 in Chowan Co.,N.C, daughter of THOMAS JONES."

Alice Selman1

Female, #45936, (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1779 She was born in 1779 at North Carolina.1 
Marriage*say 1792 She married Whitmal Bonner say 1792. 
Married Namesay 1792  As of say 1792, her married name was Bonner. 
Birth of Son1792 Her son Jonathan J. Bonner was born in 1792 at Georgia.1 
Birth of Son1794 Her son George W. Bonner was born in 1794 at Georgia.1 
Birth of Son25 Jan 1796 Her son Josiah Martin Bonner was born on 25 Jan 1796 at Georgia.1 
Birth of Son1797 Her son Whitmal Jones Bonner was born in 1797 at Georgia.1 
Birth of Son1805 Her son Bedford B. Bonner was born in 1805 at Georgia.1 
Birth of Son1807 Her son William S. Bonner was born in 1807.1 
Death of Spouse1821 Her husband Whitmal Bonner died in 1821 at Jasper Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Son1836 Her son George W. Bonner died in 1836 at Macon Co., Alabama.1 
Death*28 Jul 1836 She died on 28 Jul 1836.2 
Research note* According to William B. Selman (e-mail address):
     Alice Selman's ancestry is William Selman Sr (1753-1841, md Frances Walker), s/o Benjamin Lawrence Selman (1710-1774, md. Ann Powell), s/o John Sellman (1680-1716, md Martha Gross), s/o John Sellman (1645-1707, md. Elizabeth Brashears).
     Siblings of Alice are believed to be John Selman (b 1776, Ann Selman Middlebrooks (b 10 Mar 1778), William Selman, Jr. (25 Apr 1780 - 12 Aug 1832, md. Brunetta Woolf and Elizabeth Hooper Cook), Alice Selman Bonner/Arnold, Fanny Selman Haywood, Benjamin Selman (1786-1827), Joel Selman (b 1789 in GA), Peter Selman?, Mary Selman Flanigan, David Selman (b 1797) and James H. Selman?

Message Board Post at GAJASPER-L Archives on 7 Aug 2003
Subject: Bonner/Selman
     Alice (Ally) Selman was the wife of Whitmill/Whitmal Bonner who died in Jaspar Co. Ga om 1820/1821. There is some reference material which states Alice was the daughter of Capt John Selman and that he was made guardian of the Bonner children after their fathers death. It is not conceivable that Col John Selman was their grandfather since he was born about the same time as Alice. Most likely he was the children's uncle. At least, that's what the Selmans think. I've been to the courthouse in Jasper Co and looked through the records, but my time was limited. However, I did not find a reference that would clarify the relationship between Capt John Selman and Alice Selman Bonner. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     Delwin Moore, 221 Browning, Carthage, Tx 75633, e-mail address

If you can shed further light on the ancestry of Alice Selman, please contact Warren Culpepper.3 

Family

Whitmal Bonner (circa 1775 - 1821)
Marriage*say 1792 She married Whitmal Bonner say 1792. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited24 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>
  2. E-mail written 2001 - 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Corine Simms Reynolds (#45262), (deceased 2005).
  3. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Jonathan J. Bonner1

Male, #45937, (1792 - 1854)
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1792 He was born in 1792 at Georgia.1 
Marriage*23 May 1815 He married Elizabeth Freeman at Jasper Co., Georgia, on 23 May 1815.1 
Death of Father1821 His father Whitmal Bonner died in 1821 at Jasper Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother28 Jul 1836 His mother Alice Selman died on 28 Jul 1836.2 
Death*1854 He died at Chambers Co., Alabama, in 1854.1 

Family

Elizabeth Freeman (12 Nov 1798 - )
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>
  2. E-mail written 2001 - 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Corine Simms Reynolds (#45262), (deceased 2005).

George W. Bonner1

Male, #45938, (1794 - 1836)
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1794 He was born in 1794 at Georgia.1 
Death of Father1821 His father Whitmal Bonner died in 1821 at Jasper Co., Georgia.1 
Death*1836 He died at Macon Co., Alabama, in 1836.1 
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Elizabeth Freeman1

Female, #45939, (12 Nov 1798 - )
Birth*12 Nov 1798 She was born on 12 Nov 1798.1 
Marriage*23 May 1815 She married Jonathan J. Bonner at Jasper Co., Georgia, on 23 May 1815 at age 16.1 
Married Name23 May 1815  As of 23 May 1815, her married name was Bonner.1 

Family

Jonathan J. Bonner (1792 - 1854)
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Josiah Martin Bonner1

Male, #45940, (25 Jan 1796 - 1870)
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*25 Jan 1796 He was born on 25 Jan 1796 at Georgia.1 
Marriage*16 Feb 1817 He married Martha Caroline King at Jasper Co., Georgia, on 16 Feb 1817 at age 21.1 
Death of Father1821 His father Whitmal Bonner died in 1821 at Jasper Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother28 Jul 1836 His mother Alice Selman died on 28 Jul 1836.2 
Death*1870 He died at Arkansas in 1870.1 

Family

Martha Caroline King (30 Sep 1799 - 1880)
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>
  2. E-mail written 2001 - 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Corine Simms Reynolds (#45262), (deceased 2005).

Martha Caroline King1

Female, #45941, (30 Sep 1799 - 1880)
Birth*30 Sep 1799 She was born on 30 Sep 1799 at Georgia.1 
Marriage*16 Feb 1817 She married Josiah Martin Bonner at Jasper Co., Georgia, on 16 Feb 1817 at age 17.1 
Married Name16 Feb 1817  As of 16 Feb 1817, her married name was Bonner.1 
Death of Spouse1870 Her husband Josiah Martin Bonner died in 1870 at Arkansas.1 
Death*1880 She died in 1880.1 

Family

Josiah Martin Bonner (25 Jan 1796 - 1870)
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Whitmal Jones Bonner1

Male, #45942, (1797 - )
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1797 He was born in 1797 at Georgia.1 
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Bedford B. Bonner1

Male, #45943, (1805 - )
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1805 He was born in 1805 at Georgia.1 
Marriage*28 Oct 1828 He married Serena Thomas at Upson Co., Georgia, on 28 Oct 1828.1 
Marriage*13 Apr 1835 He married Mary C. Walker at Upson Co., Georgia, on 13 Apr 1835.1 

Family 1

Serena Thomas (say 1808 - before 1835)

Family 2

Mary C. Walker (1808 - )
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Serena Thomas1

Female, #45944, (say 1808 - before 1835)
Birth*say 1808 She was born say 1808.1 
Marriage*28 Oct 1828 She married Bedford B. Bonner at Upson Co., Georgia, on 28 Oct 1828.1 
Married Name28 Oct 1828  As of 28 Oct 1828, her married name was Bonner.1 
Death*before 1835 She died before 1835. 

Family

Bedford B. Bonner (1805 - )
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Mary C. Walker1

Female, #45945, (1808 - )
Birth*1808 She was born in 1808 at Georgia.1 
Marriage*13 Apr 1835 She married Bedford B. Bonner at Upson Co., Georgia, on 13 Apr 1835.1 
Married Name13 Apr 1835  As of 13 Apr 1835, her married name was Bonner.1 

Family

Bedford B. Bonner (1805 - )
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

William S. Bonner1

Male, #45946, (1807 - )
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1807 He was born in 1807.1 
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Lorena Bonner1

Female, #45947, (4 Jul 1807 - )
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*4 Jul 1807 She was born on 4 Jul 1807 at Georgia.1 
Married Namesay 1835  As of say 1835, her married name was Buttrill.1 
Marriage*say 1835 She married Thomas Buttrill say 1835.1 

Family

Thomas Buttrill (say 1804 - )
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Thomas Buttrill1

Male, #45948, (say 1804 - )
Birth*say 1804 He was born say 1804.1 
Marriage*say 1835 He married Lorena Bonner say 1835.1 

Family

Lorena Bonner (4 Jul 1807 - )
Last Edited24 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Martha Mae Bonner1

Female, #45949, (1809 - )
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1809 She was born in 1809.1 
Married Namesay 1827  As of say 1827, her married name was Hubbard.1 
Marriage*say 1827 She married James M. Hubbard say 1827.1 

Family

James M. Hubbard (say 1806 - )
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

James M. Hubbard1

Male, #45950, (say 1806 - )
Birth*say 1806 He was born say 1806.1 
Marriage*say 1827 He married Martha Mae Bonner say 1827.1 

Family

Martha Mae Bonner (1809 - )
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Caroline Mathilda Bonner1

Female, #45951, (1810 - 1870)
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1810 She was born in 1810 at Georgia.1 
Death of Father1821 Her father Whitmal Bonner died in 1821 at Jasper Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Mother28 Jul 1836 Her mother Alice Selman died on 28 Jul 1836.2 
Married Name1838  As of 1838, her married name was Faver.1 
Marriage*1838 She married Henry Faver at Troup Co., Georgia, in 1838.1 
Death*1870 She died at Cass Co., Texas, in 1870.1 
Death of Spouse1870 Her husband Henry Faver died in 1870 at Bartow Co., Georgia.1 

Family

Henry Faver (1805 - 1870)
Marriage*1838 She married Henry Faver at Troup Co., Georgia, in 1838.1 
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>
  2. E-mail written 2001 - 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Corine Simms Reynolds (#45262), (deceased 2005).

Henry Faver1

Male, #45952, (1805 - 1870)
Birth*1805 He was born in 1805 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*1838 He married Caroline Mathilda Bonner at Troup Co., Georgia, in 1838.1 
Death of Spouse1870 His wife Caroline Mathilda Bonner died in 1870 at Cass Co., Texas.1 
Death*1870 He died at Bartow Co., Georgia, in 1870.1 

Family

Caroline Mathilda Bonner (1810 - 1870)
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Matilda Bonner1

Female, #45953, (1812 - )
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1812 She was born in 1812.1 
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Mary J. Bonner1

Female, #45954, (1813 - )
Father*Whitmal Bonner1 (c 1775 - 1821)
Mother*Alice Selman1 (1779 - 28 Jul 1836)
Birth*1813 She was born in 1813.1 
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Family of H. R. Darden. Contact: Amy Estelle. <e-mail address>

Charles Sterling of Georgia1

Male, #45955, (say 1766 - )
Birth*say 1766 He was born say 1766 at Scotland.2 
Birth of Son1 Jul 1796 His son Wiley Jefferson Sterling was born on 1 Jul 1796.3 
Birth of Son1800 His son Willis B. Sterling was born in 1800 at Georgia.4 
Research note* The first name of this Mr. Sterling is unproven and his ancestry unknown. If you better identify him, his parents, his siblings, or his wife, please contact Warren Culpepper.5 
Research note20 Feb 2008 I believe I might have some information about the missing Sterling. My ancestor John Sterling came from Glasgow Scotland with three brothers on a ship called the Two Sisters in the early/mid 1700s. The ship docked in Boston and my ancestor along with one brother left Boston and settled in Eastern Canada (Then called Lower Canada) The other two brothers settled in North Carolina and Georgia and were never heard from. Perhaps one of these brothers is your missing relative. If it is the brother that settled in Georgia, his first name was Charles. These brothers are from the Clan Sterling in Central Scotland and members of the family are on the Council of Scotish Chieftans still today. Other members of the family such as myself reside in Eastern Canada.6 

Family

Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited20 Feb 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 20 Feb 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Ken Sterling, Eastern Canada, e-mail address.
    First name is speculative.
  2. E-mail written 20 Feb 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Ken Sterling, Eastern Canada, e-mail address.
    First name and place of birth is speculative.
  3. Dorothy McClendon / Lillie Lambert / Danny Knight, Family, Church, and Community Cemeteries of Troup Co., GA, LaGrange, GA: Family Tree, 1990, Repository: Georgia Department of Archives & History in Atlanta.
    Hillview Cemetery.
  4. Forrest Clark Johnson III, editor, A History of LaGrange, Georgia, 1828-1900, Vols. I & III, LaGrange, Georgia: Family Tree, 1980, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8463 H2j v. 1,3.
    p. 489.
  5. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  6. E-mail written 20 Feb 2008 to Warren Culpepper from Ken Sterling, Eastern Canada, e-mail address.

Willis B. Sterling1

Male, #45956, (1800 - )
Father*Charles Sterling of Georgia1 (s 1766 - )
Birth*1800 He was born in 1800 at Georgia.1 
Biography From "Histories of LaGrange and Troup County, GA, Vol. I & III":
     Two brothers came to Troup Co. by way of Jasper, Gwinnett, Irwin, and Upson Counties, Ga. There name is often spelled Stirling, but mostly Sterling.
          1. Wiley J. Sterling, b. 7-1-1796 S.C. d. 11-7-1851 Troup Co. He married 1-28-1819 Jasper Co., Ga. Betheny Bonner, b. 12-20-1802 Ga. d. 6-27-1881 Troup Co. He was among the promoter- pioneers who pushed the quick settlement and refinement of the Western frontier of Georgia. He promoted the town of Vernon in Troup Co. on the Chattahoochee River, setting up the town, establishing a church and school, obtaining charters, and seeking to have it the county seat of Troup Co. He built a ferry there also, and today the only reminders of the town of Vernon are things like Vernon Road (originally Vernon Ferry Road) which led to Vernon from LaGrange. Wiley J. and Bethena B. Sterling had at least 9 children (names omitted here as some are believed to be in error).
          2. Willis B. Sterling, b. 1800 Ga. Married 8-3-1831 Troup Co. to Mary, widow of Benjamin Baker.1 
Marriage*3 Aug 1831 He married Mary (?) at Troup Co., Georgia, on 3 Aug 1831.1 
Biography* Willis Sterling became the guardian of the four children his wife, Mary, had by her first husband, Mr. Baker:
- Early W. Baker
- Nancy Baker
- James C. Baker
- Benjamin Baker, Jr.
He and Mary had at least four children of their own, as well:
- William Sterling, b. 1832
- Mary Sterling, b. 1836
- Willis B. Sterling, Jr., b. 1838
- Missouri Sterling, b. 1842.1 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Willis was listed as the head of a family (W. B. Sterling, 50, M, W, Farmer, GA) on the 1850 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.2 

Family

Mary (?) (say 1803 - )
Last Edited27 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. Forrest Clark Johnson III, editor, A History of LaGrange, Georgia, 1828-1900, Vols. I & III, LaGrange, Georgia: Family Tree, 1980, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8463 H2j v. 1,3.
    p. 489.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Troup Co., GA, Dist. 699, page 71. Ancestry.com image 3 of 17
    W. B. Sterling, 50, M, Farmer, RE=$1,600, GA
    Mary Sterling, 50, F, GA
    Wm. Sterling, 18, M, GA, Teacher
    Mary Sterling, 14, F, GA
    Willis B. Sterling, 12, M, GA
    Mison Sterling, 8, M, GA
    Simon Bearden, 22, M, GA, Overseer.

Mary (?)1

Female, #45957, (say 1803 - )
Birth*say 1803 She was born say 1803.1 
Married Namesay 1821  As of say 1821, her married name was Baker.1 
Marriage*say 1821 She married Benjamin Baker say 1821.1 
Marriage*3 Aug 1831 She married Willis B. Sterling at Troup Co., Georgia, on 3 Aug 1831.1 
Married Name3 Aug 1831  As of 3 Aug 1831, her married name was Sterling.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary was listed as a household member living with Willis B. Sterling on the 1850 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.2 

Family 1

Benjamin Baker (say 1800 - before 1831)

Family 2

Willis B. Sterling (1800 - )
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. Forrest Clark Johnson III, editor, A History of LaGrange, Georgia, 1828-1900, Vols. I & III, LaGrange, Georgia: Family Tree, 1980, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8463 H2j v. 1,3.
    p. 489.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Troup Co., GA, Dist. 699, page 71. Ancestry.com image 3 of 17
    W. B. Sterling, 50, M, Farmer, RE=$1,600, GA
    Mary Sterling, 50, F, GA
    Wm. Sterling, 18, M, GA, Teacher
    Mary Sterling, 14, F, GA
    Willis B. Sterling, 12, M, GA
    Mison Sterling, 8, M, GA
    Simon Bearden, 22, M, GA, Overseer.

Benjamin Baker1

Male, #45958, (say 1800 - before 1831)
Birth*say 1800 He was born say 1800.1 
Marriage*say 1821 He married Mary (?) say 1821.1 
Death*before 1831 He died before 1831.1 

Family

Mary (?) (say 1803 - )
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. Forrest Clark Johnson III, editor, A History of LaGrange, Georgia, 1828-1900, Vols. I & III, LaGrange, Georgia: Family Tree, 1980, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8463 H2j v. 1,3.
    p. 489.

H. C. (?)1

Female, #45959, (1845 - )
Birth*1845 She was born in 1845 at Georgia.1 
Marriage*say 1865 She married John Randolph Sterling say 1865.1 
Married Namesay 1865  As of say 1865, her married name was Sterling.1 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 H. and Bethena was listed as a household member (H. C. Sterling, 25, F, W, Keeping house, GA) living with John Randolph Sterling on the 1870 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.2 

Family

John Randolph Sterling (31 Jan 1839 - 22 Jan 1908)
Last Edited25 Aug 2002

Citations

  1. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Troup Co., GA, NTL, page 404B, Ancestry.com image 154 of 236.
  2. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 154, Lines 15-17, (No township listed), Troup Co., GA
    J. R. Sterling, 31, M, Farmer, RE=$125,000, PE=$5,000, GA
    H. C. Sterling, 25, F, Keeping house (sic), GA
    B. Sterling, 67, F, Keeping house, AL.

Andrew Hartsfield1

Male, #45960, (3 Jan 1713/14 - 1761)
Ancestry Unknown* Information about the ancestry and siblings of Andrew Hartsfield is wanted. See page footer for contact information.
(Some researchers think that Andrew was the son of Godrey Hartsfield born about 1685 in Philadelphia Co. PAm and died after 1745 in Craven Co./Johnston Co, NC. He married Katherine WALKER, daughter of John WALKER, about 1710 in Waterford Township, Gloucester Co., NJ. Godrey may have been the son of Jurian Hartsfield (Hartsfielder?) and Margaret. Jurian was born about 1654 and died before 1 Jan 1690/1691.2 
Birth*3 Jan 1713/14 He was born on 3 Jan 1713/14 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.1,3 
Marriage*1736 He married Sarah Lynn at Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland, in 1736.4 
Birth of Son3 Jan 1736/37 His son Jacob Hartsfield was born on 3 Jan 1736/37.4 
Birth of Son2 Feb 1742/43 His son Godfrey Hartsfield was born on 2 Feb 1742/43 at Johnston Co., North Carolina.4 
Birth of Son24 Jul 1746 His son Andrew Hartsfield was born on 24 Jul 1746 at Johnston Co., North Carolina.4 
Birth of Son17 Feb 1747/48 His son Richard Hartsfield was born on 17 Feb 1747/48 at Philadelphia, PA or||, Wake Co., North Carolina.1 
Birth of Son4 Sep 1751 His son John Hartsfield was born on 4 Sep 1751 at Johnston Co., North Carolina.4 
Will*18 Nov 1761 He made a will at Johnston Co., North Carolina, on 18 Nov 1761, naming as executor(s) William McElroy, naming as executor(s) and heir(s) Godfrey Hartsfield and Jacob Hartsfield, naming as heir(s) Richard Hartsfield, John Hartsfield, Andrew Hartsfield, Rebecca Hartsfield, Sarah Hartsfield, Mary Olive Hartsfield, Sarah Hartsfield and Betty Hartsfield.

In the Name of God Amen. I Andrew Hartsfield of the County of Johnston and Province of North Carolina Planter knowing the Mortality of my Body & that it is appointed for all Men Once to Die Do hereby make and Ordain this my last will & Testament in manner & form following that is to say Principally I Bequeath my Soul into the hans of Almighty God who gave it me not Doubting, but my Ever Blessed ReDeemer will restoreit to me again at the Day of general Resurrection and my Body to be Buried in a Decent & Christion manner at the Discretion of my executors to be hereafter named. And as to what wordly substance it has pleased God to bestow upon me: after paying all my lawfull Debts of funeral Expences I leave & bequeath it in the Following manner (there are 2 words here that I cannot read)
     I leave & bequeath my two Plantations & the tract of Land pertaining to them to my three Beloved sons Godgrey, Richard & John to be equally Divided among them only it is my will & desire that the Plantation where on I now live may be included in the share of my son Godfrey and that the plantation where on Thomas Smith now lives may be uncluded in the share of my son John.
     Item I leave & bequeath to my beloved son Godfrey my Rifled Gun and one Cow & calf and one Sow and one Mare which I formerly gave him.
     Item I leave & bequeath to my said Beloved son Richard my best smooth gun & one cow & calf & one sow and a mare which I formerly gave him.
     Item I leave & bequeath to my said beloved son John my other smoth gun & one cow & calf & one sow and it is my will & desire that my said son John may have the first colt that my own mare brings.
     Item I leave & Bequeath to my Beloved son Andrew one sow and a more & colt which I formerly gave him.
     Item I leave & bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Rebecca a Horse which I formerly gave her
     Item I leave & bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Hartsfield, on third part of my whole remaining & moveable Estate to be by her enjoyed dureing her Natural life.
     Item I leave & Bequeath the other two thirds of my moveable Estate & all my other Estate both real & personal that I have not already hereby disposed of to my folling beloved children, Jacob, Mary Rebecca, Andrew, Sarah and Betty to be equally divided among them.
     and I hereby appoint William Meikleroy & my two beloved sons Jacob & Godfrey Executors of this my last will and Testament Revocking all former wills by me made and Declaring this to by my only last will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereinto set my hand & seal this 18th Day of November 761. (this reads 761 but is actualy 1761)

Signed Sealed & Delivered his
Andrew A Hartsfield
In presence of us mark

James Martin
his
Thomas Smith
mark
her
Elizabeth Cook
Mark.5 
Death*1761 He died at Johnston Co., North Carolina, in 1761.1,3 

Family

Sarah Lynn (1717 - )
Marriage*1736 He married Sarah Lynn at Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland, in 1736.4 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
Last Edited13 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 - 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Corine Simms Reynolds (#45262), (deceased 2005).
  2. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~janarmstrong/artg02.htm#11330
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Margery Wright. <e-mail address>
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Berna Hunter. <e-mail address>
  5. Will of Andrew Hartsfield, Johnston County, NC. File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mrs. Stan <e-mail address>.