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Monroe County

History

In the Piedmont  Region of Georgia, Monroe County was formed in 1821 as an original county from the Creek Session of 1821. Its county seat, Forsyth, is on I-75 about 60 miles south of Atlanta and 20 miles north of Macon. Monroe is bordered by the counties of Butts, Jasper, Jones, Bibb, Crawford, Upson and Lamar.

Newspapers: The Macon Telegraph, Macon, GA and The Monroe County Reporter, Forsyth, 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

Monroe Co., GA Deeds, 1822-1868, Books A-P

Monroe County Superior Court, Published on Microfilm (Films 164,136 - 164,143) by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966, and abstracted by Lewis W. Griffin.

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Oct 1822. Andrew Stewart of Warren Co. to Mariner Culpepper of Warren Co., for $539: 202.5 acres in Lot 257 in District 13. Wit: D. Dennis. Book D, Page 32. (#4882)

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Jan 1827. 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. Book E, Page 104. (#3232 & 3233)

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Jan 1827. Warren T. Castleberry of Newton Co. to John Culpepper, Sr. of Monroe Co. for $800: 202.5 acres in Lot 233 in District 13. Wit: Jas. Wilson, E. Dodson, J.P.  Sarah Castleberry releases her dower rights. Book E, page 179. (#31566)

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Aug 1827. Jacob Womack to Mariner Culpepper for $350, west part of Lot 227 and part of Lot 228 in District 5. Wit: Richd. Jolley, Isaac McCreary. Book G, Page 82. (#4882)

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Feb 1828. John Culpepper, Sr. of Monroe Co. to Wm. G. Fitzpatrick for $800: 202.5 acres in Lot 223 in District 12. Wit: G. W. Elliott, John Haynes, J.P. (Then, John Dean witnesses next deed of John Chappell to Reddick Rutland). Book E, Pages 238-239. (#31566)

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Mar 1828. Wm. Failes to Mariner Culpepper for $25: 8.25 acres, part of Lot 227 in Distrcit 5. Wit: Matthew McCrary, Isaac McCrary. Book G, Page 83. (#4882)

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Jan 1830. Thomas & Charese Evans, executors of estate of Henry Pope, dec'd, to Mariner Culpepper, for $720: Lot 288 in District 13. Wit: Wm. Wright, Wiley H. Pope. Book F, Page 293. (#4882)

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Jan 1830. Mariner Culpepper to Thomas L. Pope for $360, east half of Lot 288 in District 13. Book H, Page 36. (#4882)

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Nov 1830. Mariner Culpepper to Anderson Redding of Baldwin Co. for $600: 128 acres, west part of Lot 228 in District 5. Wit: Samuel Huey. Book G, Page 123. (#4882)

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Feb 1832. Joseph Jolly to Mariner Culpepper for $380: Lot 209 and part of 208. Wit: Allen Peary, John T. B. Turner, J.P.  Book G, Page 192. (#4882)

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Aug 1835. Eli B. Browning to Mariner Culpepper for $3,000: Lot 258 in District 13, 202.5 acres; plus the east half of Lot 253, 101.25 acres. Wit: Thomas L. Pope. Book J, Page 2. (#4882)

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Dec 1836. Mariner Culpepper to Elizabeth Browning for $400: 50 acres in the south end of Lot 208 in District 5. Wit: Reddick H. Jackson, John James, Chamblin Saunders (#4882)

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Jan 1844. J. T. Jackson & Jane G. Culpepper, adm & admx of estate of Mariner Culpepper, dec'd, to Henry W. Walton for $801: Lot 209 in District 5. Wit: John Reading, Robt Bowman, J.P. (#4925, 4890 and 4882)

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Apr 1845. J. T. Jackson & Jane G. Culpepper, adm & admx of estate of Mariner Culpepper, dec'd, to Wm. Jamison for $5,106: Lots 258, 253, 287 and 288 in District 13. Book L, Page 496. (#4925, 4890 and 4882)

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Jan 1863. John Perdue, Lindsy Perdue, James Morgan, G. W. Culpepper, Isham Perdue, William Perdue, Willard Perdue, Ann Perdue, children, grandchildren and sons-in-law of James Perdue, dec'd, relinquish all claims in estate of same, and whereas Perdue did not bequeath anything to above named parties in his will, but simply mentions their names, and above named are about to enter their caveat; and in order to prevent a law suit on the premises, it is agreed by it is agreed on the part of G. H. Perdue, James K. Perdue, Hiram Perdue, Elijah Perdue & Caroline Prater,  children of said dec'd & recipients of his last will and testament; give the plantation whereon the dec'd lived to first mentioned parties, also a negro woman and her three children. Wit: Joseph Howard. Clarasy Perdue, widow of dec'd, relinquishes her dower rights. Book O, Page 580. (#32069, 35177, 35178)

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Jan 1863. John Perdue in his own name and as attorney for Lindsey Perdue, James Morgan, G. W. Culpepper, Isham Perdue, Milton Perdue, Hilliard Perdue and Ann Perdue, to Edmund Dumas for $3,100: 400 acres in which James Perdue, dec'd, resided adj. Joseph Howard, Early Cleveland, Elizabeth Hogan, W. J. Sikes, James Clements, E. Dumas. Wit: Chas. F. Gibson. Book O, Page 585. (#32069, 35177)

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Mar 1868. Geo W. Hanson, adm. of Eliz. Culpepper, dec'd, to Franklin Askins for $255: 101.25 acres in east half of Lot 176 in District 17. Wit: Jesse Clower. Book P, Page 37. (#27220)

Census and Lottery Records

Monroe County was formed in 1821 as an original county.

1827 Land Lottery

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John J. Culpepper, Turners District, Monroe Co., GA, drew lot 230-5 in Lee Co., GA, 2 Apr 1827.  (#3298)

1830 US Census

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Page 194, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
John Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 2 M15-20, 1 M50-60, 1 F50-60 (# 31566)

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Page 197, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
John S. Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 2 F0-5, 1 F20-30 (#3298)

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Page 173, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
Mariner Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 M30-40, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30, 1 F30-40, 1 F70-80 (#4882)

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Page 194, Unk Twp, Monroe Co., GA
Mary Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F20-30 (#32059)

1840 US Census

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No Culpeppers found.

1850 US Census

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No Culpeppers found.

1860 US Census

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Page 716, Forsyth, Monroe Co., GA  (#9535)
Louisa L. Culpepper, 17, F, Student at Monroe Female College, GA

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Pages 756-757, Redbone District, Monroe Co., GA  (#27220)
Elizabeth Culpepper, 40, F, Farmer, $7,000/$3,000, GA
Lewis Culpepper, 21, M, GA
William Culpepper, 20, M, GA
Robert Culpepper, 16, M, GA
Frank Culpepper, 13, M, GA
Cordelia Culpepper, 11, F, GA
Joel Culpepper, 7, M, GA
Infant Culpepper, 4/12, M, GA
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Slave Schedule, Monroe Co., GA
Elizabeth Culpepper, 4 slaves
: 20M, 20FO, 6FO, 4FO

1870 US Census

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Page 197B, Family 1708, Forsyth PO, Monroe Co., GA
Lewis Culpepper, 30, M, Farm Hand, $---/$---, GA (#27221)
Ellen Culpepper, 38, F, GA
Ella Culpepper, 8, F, GA
Eliza Culpepper, 7, F, GA
Charley Culpepper, 5, M, GA
Henry H. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
John L. Culpepper, 1, M, GA
Hiram Goodman, 21, M, White, Farm Laborer, GA

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Page 217, Family 29, Forsyth PO, Monroe Co., GA
Robert J. Culpepper, 27, M, Farm Hand, $---/$---, GA (#27223)
Mary Culpepper, 24, F, GA
Alice Culpepper, 3, F, GA
Joseph Culpepper, 1, M, GA
Joseph Goodman, 18, M, White, Farm Laborer, GA
Columbus Goodman, 10, M, White, GA

1880 - 1930 US Censuses

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No Culpeppers have been found.

Family Bibles

Mariner Culpepper Family Bible

An abstract by Warren Culpepper of photocopies of bible pages in the files of Culpepper Connections! Original source unknown. Names are spelled as found on the original pages. However, for ease of readability, dates have been put into a consistent format and superfluous words eliminated.

Births
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Mariner Culpepper, 7 May 1793 (#4882)

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Jane McCrary, now Jane Culpepper, 16 Jul 1798 (#4890)

All of the following were identified as children of M. & J. Culpepper

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Bartley Anderson Culpepper, son, 5 Aug 1818 (#4917)

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Pallitine Caroline Culpepper, daughter, 22 May 1820 (#4918)

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Comfort Amanda Culpepper, daughter, 26 Dec 1822 (#4919)

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Daniel Clark Culpepper, son, 21 May 1825 (#4920)

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Benjamin Franklin Drayton Culpepper, son, 13 Jul 1828 (#4921)

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Mariner Jackson Culpepper, son, 11 Feb 1830 (#4922)

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Lucinda Council Culpepper, daughter, 1 Apr 1832 (#4923)

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Frances Edna Culpepper, daughter, 2 Jun 1834 (#4924)

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James Monroe Culpepper, son, 28 Aug 1838 (#4914)
(In a different handwriting, below this entry is: "J.M.C. died July 1, 1901"

Marriages
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Mariner Culpepper and Jane McCrary, 13 Sep 1817 (#4882)

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Amanda Culpepper and J. T. Jackson, 9 Nov 1838 (#4919)

Deaths (Original style: Name "departed this life" Date)
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Bartley Anderson Culpepper, 13 Nov 1821 (#4917)

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Pallitine Caroline Culpepper, 22 Nov 1821 (#4918)

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Mariner Culpepper, 14 Aug 1838 (#4882)

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Benjamin Franklin Drayton Culpepper, 21 Oct 1839 "in the 12th year of his age" (#4921)

All of the preceding entries of births, marriages and deaths appear to be in the same handwriting. A second person made the following entries, which are the only ones not in chronological order.

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Jane G. Culpepper, formerly Jane G. McCrary, 9 May 1874 (#4890)

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Amanda C. Jackson, formerly Amanda C. Culpepper, 18 Nov 1868 (#4919)

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Daniel C. Culpepper, 1862 (#4920)

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Mariner J. Culpepper, 15 Aug 1872 (#4922)

Marriages

Georgia Marriages to 1850

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

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Amanda C. Culpepper and Gordon T. Jackson on 9 Nov 1837 in Monroe Co., GA
 (#4919)

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Charles W. Culpepper and Mary J. English on 24 Dec 1848 in Monroe Co., GA
(#32277)√

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Edward Cullefer and Martha Maglawn on 13 Jan 1825 in Monroe Co., GA
(#51033)√

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Elizabeth Culpepper and Wisty (Wesley) Dean on 4 Feb 1827 in Monroe Co., GA
(#32071)√

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John J. Culpepper and Elizabeth Stallings on 12 Oct 1837 in Monroe Co., GA
(#27220)

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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Claud G. Culpepper, d. 1 Feb 1994 at 82 years in Monroe Co., GA; Res. in Monroe Co., GA, 004129 (#11097)√

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Tina R. Culpepper, d. 5 Jul 1971 at 7 days in Monroe Co., GA; Res. in Monroe Co., GA

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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Claud G. Culpepper, 4 Nov 1911 - 1 Feb 1994, Forsyth, Monroe Co., GA, SSN 253-56-1401 issued in Georgia in 1954 (#11097)√

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Nollie O. Culpepper, 13 Aug 1910 - 24 May 2002, Forsyth, Monroe Co., GA, SSN 260-13-8211 issued in Georgia in 1973 (#45796)√

Last Revised: 26 Jan 2006

 
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