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Franklin County

History

Northeast Georgia MapIn the Piedmont Region of Georgia, Franklin County was formed in 1784 as an original county from the Cherokee and Creek cessions. It covered a large part of upper Georgia, from the present day borders of Rabun and Towns counties to Clark and from the Savannah river to the Oconee in Hall and Jackson counties. The adjacent map shows the actual area covered.

Its county seat, Carnesville, is on I-85 about 80 miles northeast of Atlanta. Franklin is bordered by the counties of Stephens, Banks, Madison and Hart, and the South Carolina counties of Pendleton (extinct), Anderson and Oconee.

The primary Culpepper settlers in Northeast Georgia were Joseph Culpepper (1765-1816) and his descendants. It is not clear when Joseph moved there, but he was there by 1794 at the time of his first known son's birth. Of Joseph's eight known children, it appears seven had moved to Mississippi and Alabama by 1840, leaving in the area only Joseph's son John (1809-1870+). Two of John's sons (Caleb C. and William H.) were killed in the Civil War, but three others (Ansel Monroe, John E. and Merriday H.) stayed in northeast Georgia and are the progenitors of most, if not all of, the Culpepper families that have persisted there.

Newspaper: Athens Daily News and Banner-Herald, Athens, GA

Any names below in red have not been matched with a person in the Culpepper family tree. If you can identify any of them, please let us know.

Deeds and Other Court Records

History of Franklin County, Franklin County Historical Society, 1986

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Malachi Culpepper received bounty of 287.5 acres cut by north fork of Oconee River for Revolutionary War Service, surveyed 30 Oct 1784 (# 2255)

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C. J. Culpepper was Clerk of Court in 1918 (# 2425)

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Mrs. Clifton Culpepper was principal and Clifton Culpepper was a Primary Teacher at Poplar Springs School in 192? (#3165√ and #3164√)

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Mrs. Boyd Culpepper was President of the Carnesville Woman's Club in 1945 (#36754)

Franklin Co., GA Abstract of Wills and Inventories, 1786 - 1823
By MariLee Beatty Hageness. Anniston, AL: MLH Research, 1997. Includes names of every person named in the wills and inventories except clerks and officers of the court. Abstracts are arranged alphabetically by surname. Searched by Warren Culpepper. FHL US/CAN Book: 975.8135 P28hm

         No Culpeppers found

Census Records

No Culpeppers were found in any Franklin County censuses prior to 1860.

1860 US Census

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Page 22, Family 142, Anc.com img 22, Carnesville PO, Franklin Co., GA
David H. Payne, 35, M, Farmer, RE=$1200, PE=$2800, GA (#36848)
Zemely B. Payne, 25, F, Domestic, GA
Myram C. Payne, 8, F, GA
Anna Payne, 6, F, GA
Zemely J. Payne, 4, F, GA
Emma O. Payne, 2, F, GA

1870 US Census

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Page 42, Family 142, Anc.com img 5, Middle River PO, Franklin Co., GA
David H. Payne, 49, M, Farmer, RE=$1000, PE=$900, GA (#36848)
Zemaly B. Payne, 35, F, Keeping House, GA
Amanda W. Payne, 15, F, GA
Zemaly I. Payne, 14, F, Attending School, GA
Malory J. Payne, 9, F, Attending School, GA
Kittie R. Payne, 7, F, Attending School, GA
Sue Etta Payne, 4, F, GA
Nancy Lee Payne, 3, F, GA
Baby Payne, 2/12, F, GA

1900 US Census

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ED 31, page 5A, Strange District, Franklin Co., GA
W. C. Culpepper, Head, M, Jul 1869 (30), Md 6, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (#2422)
David E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Mar 1871 (29), Md 6, ch 3/3, GA/GA/GA
David C. Culpepper, Son, M, Oct 1894 (5), S, GA/GA/GA
Fred A. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1896 (3), S, GA/GA/GA
William G. Culpepper, Son, M, Nov 1898 (1), S, GA/GA/GA

1910 US Census

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ED 46, Page 15A, Stranges District, Franklin Co., GA
Charles J. Culpepper
, Head, M, 32, M1 14, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (#2425)
Annie C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 34, M1 14, ch 5/5, GA/GA/GA
Washington B. Culpepper, Son, M, 11,S, GA/GA/GA
Lila G. Culpepper, Dau, F, 9, S, GA/GA/GA
Charles H. Culpepper, Son, M, 7, S, GA/GA/GA
Ida G. Culpepper, Dau, F, 3, S, GA/GA/GA
Mary G. Culpepper, Dau, F, 1 10/12, S, GA/GA/GA

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ED 46, Page 15A, Stranges District, Franklin Co., GA
William C. Culpepper
, Head, M, 40, M1 16, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (#2422)
David E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 40, M1 16, ch 7/6, GA/GA/GA
David C. Culpepper, Son, M, 14, S, GA/GA/GA
Fred A. Culpepper, Son, M, 12, S, GA/GA/GA
William G. Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
Mary O. Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, GA/GA/GA (twin)
Zemby L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, S, GA/GA/GA (twin)
Hoke S. Culpepper, Son, M, 3, S, GA/GA/GA

1920 US Census

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ED 43, page 2B, 256 Dougherty Street, Carnesville, Franklin Co., GA
Charlie Culpepper
, Head, M, 42, Md, GA/GA/GA, Courthouse Clerk (#2425)
Annie Culpepper, Wife, F, 44, Md, GA/GA/GA
Gertrude Culpepper, Dau, F, 19, S, GA/GA/GA
Grace Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
Gladys Culpepper, Dau, F, 11, S, GA/GA/GA
Paul Culpepper, Son, M, 7, S, GA/GA/GA
Ralph Culpepper, Son, M, 5, S, GA/GA/GA

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ED 46, page 1A, Strangess District, Franklin Co., GA
Fred A. Culpepper
, Head, M, 22, Md, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (#3166)
Bertha C. Culpepper, Wife, F, 17, Md, GA/GA/GA
W. C. Culpepper, Enumerator (See below)

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ED 46, page 1A, Strangess District, Franklin Co., GA
Washington B. Culpepper
, Head, M, 21, Md, GA/GA/GA (#4402)
Mary M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 23, Md, GA/GA/GA
Charles H. Culpepper, Brother, M, 16, S, GA/GA/GA
W. C. Culpepper, Enumerator (See below)

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ED 46, page 1A, Strangess District, Franklin Co., GA
William C. Culpepper
, Head, M, 50, Md, GA/GA/GA (#2422)
David E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 49, Md, GA/GA/GA
David C. Culpepper, Son, M, 24, S, GA/GA/GA
William G. Culpepper, Son, M, 21, S, GA/GA/GA
Mary O. Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, S, GA/GA/GA (twin)
Zemby L. Culpepper, Dau, F, 17, S, GA/GA/GA (twin)
Hoke S. Culpepper, Son, M, 13, S, GA/GA/GA
W. C. Culpepper, Enumerator (who was also head of this HH)

1930 US Census

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ED 2, page 12A, Bryant, Franklin Co., GA
Rents, Radio=N, Farm=Y
W. Boyd Culpepper, Head, M, 31, M, md@17, GA/GA/GA, Stenographer/Seed Co (#4402)
Mary M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 31, M, md@17, GA/GA/GA
Charles B. Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, GA/GA/GA
Evelyn Culpepper, Dau, F, 2 6/12, S, GA/GA/GA

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ED 10, page 7B, Carnesville, Franklin Co., GA
Owns Home, Radio=N, Farm=Y
David C. Culpepper, Head, M, 35, M, md @ 26, GA/GA/GA, Farmer, WW-I Vet (#3164)
Maudie M. Culpepper, Wife, F, 35, M, md @ 26, GA/GA/GA, Teacher

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ED 14, page 2A, North of National Highway, Franklin Co., GA
Rents, Radio=N, Farm=Y
Hoke S. Culpepper, Head, M, 23, S, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (#3183)
Euginia Culpepper, Mother, F, 60, Wid, md @ 24, GA/GA/GA
Ora Culpepper, Sister, F, 28, S, GA/GA/GA
Cora Culpepper, Sister, F, 28, S, GA/GA/GA

Military

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Source: National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (database online). Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 (Archival Database); World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

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Charles B Culpepper, White, Single, born 1920 in Georgia, residing in Franklin Co., Georgia, enlisted as a Private in the US Army Air Corps on 13 Jul 1940 in Montgomery, Alabama (#47453)

Marriages

Georgia Marriages to 1850

Ancestry.com Online database, 1997.
Original Source: Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850. Liahona Research

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No Culpeppers found.

Georgia Marriages to 1851-1900

Ancestry.com Online database, 2000.
Original Source: Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850. Liahona Research

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No Culpeppers found.

Family Bible Record of Elijah W. Poole

Reproduced by Faye L. Dyess, 2001
Present owner: Mrs. George H. Poole, Commerce, Ga.
Bible published 1875 by J. R. Jones
Source: USGenWeb Archives

This certifies that the Rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between Elijah W. Poole of Banks County, Ga. and Zemly Idia Payne of Franklin County, Ga. on 7th January 1875 at Rev. D. H. Payne by Wm. I. Wiley - J. P. (#41720)

Marriages

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Charles J. Culpepper and Annie C. Poole were united in marriage January 9th, 1896
(#2425)√

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John K. Wells and Minnie L. Poole were united in marriage August 1, 1897
(#49650)

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David Young Poole and Jennie Means were united in marriage December 31, 1899
(#49651)

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Fletcher Shirley and Clairisia P. Poole were united in marriage December 15, 1902
 (#49654)

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George H. Poole and Irene Ayers were married in February 2, 1913
(#49655)

Births

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Elijah W. Poole was born January 31, 1853 A.D. (#41720)

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Zemly Idia Poole was born February 14, 1856 A.D. (#41721)

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Annie Cordelia Poole was born November 12, 1875 A.D. (#2435)

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Minnie Lee Poole was born October 27, 1877 A.D. (#49649)

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David Young Poole was born April 14, 1879 A.D. (#49651)

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Clairisie Purl Poole was born January 7, 1881 A.D. (#49653)

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George Harwell Poole was born June 19, 1884 A.D. (#49655)

Grandchildren

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Washington Boyd Culpepper was born December 12, 1898 (#4402)

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Gertrude Culpepper was born September 19, 1900 (#4403)

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Lloyd Poole was born October 17, 1900

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Paul Poole was born April 22, 1902

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Fred Wells was born January 7, 1901

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Pearl Wells was born November 17, 1902

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Hoyt Culpepper was born May 1903 A.D. (#4404)

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Bobby Poole was born January 7, 1904 A.D.

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Grace Culpepper was born August 1906 A.D. (# 4405)

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Gladace Culpepper was born August 1908 A.D. (#4406)

Deaths

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D. H. Payne was born December 1, 1821. Died June 18, 1883 (#36848)

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Emma O. Payne was born November 10, 1857. Died December 26, 1860

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Zemly B. Payne was born August 2, 1834. Died November 18, 1908 (# 36849)

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Elijah W. Poole departed this life March 29, 1886. Aged 33 years, 1 month and 28 days.
(#41720)

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Minnie Lee Wells departed this life September 11, 1921
(#49649)

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David Y. Poole departed this life April 4, 1927. Age 47 years, 11 months and 20 days.
(#49651)

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Zemily Idia Poole departed this life September 16, 1930
(#41721)

State of Georgia. Clarke Co.: Personally appeared Mrs. Pearl Wells Leathers who upon oath deposes and says that she made the above copy of the family record in the Bible of Elijah W. Poole, and that the same is a true and correct copy. (Signed) Pearl Wells Leathers. Sworn and subscribed to before me this the 25th day of January, 1949. SEAL Frances R. Sharp (signed) N. P.

Deaths

Obituaries

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Nancy Carey Culpepper, 72, of Martin, died Monday, March 30, 2009. Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Cross Roads Baptist Church, Carnesville (Franklin Co.). Survivors include husband, Jim Culpepper; sons, Max & Mickey McCollum; brothers, James & Henry Carey; sister, Martha Perry; 14 GC & 10 GGC. Funeral-Thurs. at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell. Visitation, Wed.7 -9:00 p.m. Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, has charge of arrangements. (Obituary of Nancy Carey Culpepper (# ?), published 1 Apr 2009 in the Athens Banner-Herald)

Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998

Ancestry.com Online database, 2001.
Original Source:
State of Georgia. Indexes of Vital Records for Georgia: Deaths, 1919-98. Georgia: Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, 1998.

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David C. Culpepper, d. 22 Oct 1971 at 76 years in Franklin Co., GA; Res. in Franklin Co., GA
(#3164)√

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David E. Culpepper, d. 29 Jun 1934 in Franklin Co., GA
(#3161)√

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Hoke S. Culpepper, d. 28 Jun 1988 at 81 years in Franklin Co., GA; Res. in Franklin Co., GA
(#3183)√

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Mae M. Culpepper, d. 15 Jul 1975 at 85 years in Jackson Co., GA; Res. in Franklin Co., GA
(#3165)√

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Mary O. Culpepper, d. 3 Jan 1996 at 93 years in Franklin Co., GA; Res. in Franklin Co., GA
(#3180)√

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Sara J. Culpepper, d. 10 Sep 1995 at 60 years in Clarke Co., GA; Res. in Franklin Co., GA
(#50882)√

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William C. Culpepper, d. 18 May 1924 in Franklin Co., GA
(#2422)√

Social Security Death Index

All records of deaths on or before 30 Sep 2004 in which the final benefit was paid in this county.

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David Culpepper, 18 Oct 1895 - Oct 1971, Carnesville, Franklin Co., GA, SSN 255-64-1669 issued in Georgia in 1958 (#3164)√

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Hoke S. Culpepper, 4 Jul 1906 - 28 Jun 1988, Carnesville, Franklin Co., GA, SSN 255-26-9868 issued in Georgia before 1951 (#3183)√

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Mary O. Culpepper, 14 Feb 1902 - 15 Jan 1996, Royston, Franklin Co., GA, SSN 253-40-7820 issued in Georgia before 1951 (#3180)√

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Sara J. Culpepper, 16 Feb 1935 - Sep 1995, Lavonia, Franklin Co., GA, SSN 257-52-0445 issued in Georgia in 1951-1952 (#50882)√

Burials

Culpepper Cemetery

Carnesville, Franklin Co, GA. (Map). Near I-85, 5 miles northwest of Carnesville on the southwest side of GA-198. One mile northeast of intersection with Nesmith Road.

Surveyed by Warren Culpepper on 3 Oct 1998, 25 graves were found in this well-kept and easily located cemetery. The graves are those of descendants (and spouses of descendants) of John Culpepper (b abt 1809, d aft 1870). Jane Culpepper's grave is the earliest that can be identified. There are four crude stones without dates marking graves. Possibly one of these is John Culpepper (husband of Jane) who died after 1870.

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Jane Culpepper, 13 Oct 1812 - 13 Oct 1894 (# 2415)

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William C. Culpepper, 19 Jul 1869 - 18 May 1924 (#2422)
David E. Culpepper
, 16 Mar 1870 - 29 Jun 1934 (#3161)

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Mary Ora Culpepper, 14 Feb 1902 - 3 Jan 1996 (# 3180)

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Infant Son of W. C. & D. E. Culpepper, 3 Mar 1906 - 3 Mar 1906

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Hoke S. Culpepper, 1906 - 1988 (#3183)√
Blanche A. Culpepper
, 1910 - 1998 (#3184)

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Sandra Ruth Culpepper, 21 Nov 1945 - 31 Dec 1945 (#3202)

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Lina Frances Culpepper, No dates (#3203)

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David H. Payne (Rev.), 7 Dec 1821 - 18 Jun 1883 (#36848)
Zemley B. Payne
, 2 Aug 1834 - 18 Nov 1908 (#36849)

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Emmr Octava Payne, 10 Nov 1857- 26 Dec 1860 (# 49657)

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Malrey Judson Payne, 23 Oct 1860 - 14 Mar 1933 (#49660)

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Kitty R. Caudell, 9 May 1863 - 27 Dec 1902, wife of Asa M. Caudell (#49661)

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Infant Son of Rev. D. H. and Z. B. Payne, No dates

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Thermon Payne, 14 Sep 1889 - 9 Jan 1964 (# 49553)

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Destimonia Bellamy, 9 Nov 1843 - Nov 1866 (Wife of John G. Bellamy; probably a Culpepper or Payne)

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Russel R. Kesler, 27 Mar 1850 - 26 Jan 1936 (# 49664)
Annie H. Kesler, 31 Dec 1853 - No Date (#49659)

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Nettie Kesler, 1873 - 1971 (Not recorded in family tree, d/o Russel & Annie Kesler)

Places

If you have a photograph or more information on any of these, or in particular, if you know which Culpepper a place may have been named for, please contact us

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Culpepper Road, Carnesville, Franklin Co, GA

Last Revised: 27 Apr 2010

 
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