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Washington County

History

In the Upper Coastal Plains Region of Georgia, Washington County was formed as an original county in  1774 from the Creek Cession of 1773. Its county seat, Sandersville, is about 125 miles southeast of Atlanta and 65 miles ENE of Macon. Washington is bordered by the counties of Hancock, Warren, Glascock, Jefferson, Johnson, Wilkinson and Baldwin.

Newspaper: The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, GA, The Macon Telegraph, Macon, GA and The Sandersville Progress, Sandersville, 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.

Early Records

Births, 1784-1801

The following birth records have been copied from a document entitled "A List of Ages" compiled by William B. Bryan on 16 Apr 1843. While not explicitly identified as doing so, the document lists Henry Stokes (and wife Sarah), their children and their grandchildren (including William Bryan, the compiler). There were about seventy names included, primarily with the Stokes surname. There were also a few O'Neals, Bryans and Culpeppers. 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 graciously provided a copy of the transcription to Culpepper Connections on 16 Aug 2010. Excerpted from the full list and Included below are Henry and Sarah Stokes, plus all eleven of their children, plus the eight children of their daughter, Mary Stokes (Seven of these were Culpeppers). The other grandchildren are not included here.

First Generation: Henry Stokes and Sarah his wife:

  1. Henry Stokes Son of John Stokes and Elizabeth his wife was born May 2nd AD 1728.

  2. Sarah Stokes wife of Henry Stokes was born Oct 18th AD 1738.

Second Generation: Children of Henry Stokes and Sarah his wife:

  1. Elizabeth Stokes Daughter was born May 23rd AD 1755.

  2. Mary Stokes Daughter was born Oct 7th AD 1757.

  3. John Stokes Son was born Dec 12th AD 1759.

  4. Dorcas Stokes Daughter was born March 19th AD 1762.

  5. Henry Stokes Son was born Feb 6th AD 1764.

  6. Samuel Stokes Son was born Feb 17th AD 1766.

  7. William Stokes Son was born April 8th AD 1768.

  8. Sarah Stokes Daughter was born Sept 24th AD 1770.

  9. Young Stokes Son was born January 31st AD 1773.

  10. Silvanus Stokes Son was born June 11th AD 1775

  11. Allen Stokes Son was born April 28th AD 1779.

Third Generation (List here limited to children of Mary Stokes)

Child of Mary Stokes

  1. Allen Stokes Son was born Feb 17th AD 1781.

Children of John Culpepper & Mary (Stokes) his wife:

  1. Elizabeth Culpepper was born Sep 29th AD 1784 (#61646)

  2. Sampson Culpepper was born Mar 8th AD 1787 (#3237)

  3. Agness Culpepper * was born Oct 14th AD 1789 (#5659)

  4. John Culpepper was born Apr 22nd AD 1792 (#3236)

  5. Henry Hardy Culpepper was born Mar 12th AD 1795 (#61647)

  6. Charles Culpepper was born Jan 28th AD 1798 (#61648)

  7. Mary Culpepper was born Jan 2nd AD 1801 (#3716)

* At the time of document creation in April 1843, all of the names above were flagged as being deceased with the exception of Agness Culpepper.

Unknown Source

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Joseph Culpepper, Jr., certificate of Col. E. Clark, 29 Jan 1785. Refugee soldier prays for 575 acres in Washington Co., GA. (#2253)

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Charles Culpepper, 1788, Indian Depradations (#3992)

Washington Co., GA Surveyor's Records, Books D-E

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John Culpepper, 200 acre warrant from Jared Irwin, 3 Apr 1786, surveyed 4 Apr 1786 by David Glenn, adjoining Jno. Culpepper & vac. (p. 258) (#3217 or #3222)

Early Land Grants, 1786-1792

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John Culpepper (#3217 or #3222)
Washington Co., GA:
Book KKK, Page 157, 200 acres, 1786, References: K-18, Buckeye Creek, J-172
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, References: K-18, Buckeye Creek
Book VVV, Page 391, 350 acres, 1792, References: E-40, Buckeye, Washington

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Sampson Culpepper, Washington Co., GA, 1791, 200 acres, References: L-303 (#3948)

Militia Service,, 1793-1794

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John Culpepper, 1st Regiment, Calvalry, Georgia Militia, Washington County, 1793-1794.  (Military Records U.S. Soldiers 1784-1811. Family Tree Maker CD) (#3222)

1805 Land Lottery

One draw for bachelors over 21 and minor orphans; Two draws for married with wife and/or child, and for widow with child. P=Prize drawn, B=Blank drawn

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Benjamin Culpepper, B P, Washington Co., GA (#47695)

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Charles Culpepper, B, Washington Co., GA (#3992)

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David Culpepper, B B, Washington Co., GA (#3223)

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Henry Culpepper, P B, Washington Co., GA (#3296)

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Joel Culpepper, B, Washington Co., GA (#5766)

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John Culpepper Sr., B B, Washington Co., GA (#3217)

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John Culpepper Jr., B B, Washington Co., GA (#3222)

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Malica Culpepper, B B, Washington Co., GA (#2255)

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Sampson Culpepper Sr., B B, Washington Co., GA (#3948)

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Sampson Culpepper Jr., P B, Washington Co., GA (#3999)

1807 Land Lottery

Persons Entitled to Draw
Bachelor, 21 years or over, 3 year residence in Georgia, citizen of United States 1 draw
Married man with wife and/or minor child, 3 year residence in Georgia, citizen of United States 2 draws
Widow, 3 year residence in Georgia; Spinster, 21 years or older, 3 year residence in Georgia 1 draw
Minor orphan, father and mother dead, 3 year residence in Georgia 1 draw
Family of minor orphans, father and mother dead, 3 year residence in Georgia 2 draws
Minor orphan father dead, mother living, 3 year residence in Georgia 1 draw
Family of minor orphans, father dead, mother living, 3 year residence in Georgia 1 draw

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Agnes Culpepper of Washington Co. , GA drew Lot 178-15 in Wilkinson Co., GA (#3227)

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David Culpepper of Washington Co. , GA drew Lot 11-13 in Baldwin Co., GA (#3223)

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Elender Culpepper of Washington Co. , GA drew Lot 297-9 in Wilkinson Co., GA (#3949)

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Joel Culpepper of Washington Co. , GA drew Lot 213-10 in Wilkinson Co., GA (#5766)

Census Records

No Culpeppers were found in any Washington County census prior to 1890.

1890 US Census

Even though the 1890 US Census was subsequently destroyed by fire in Washington, DC, Washington Co., GA preserved its own copies of the census, and the following Culpeppers are found within that.

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pp 116-117, 97th Militia District, Washington Co., GA
Nathan W. Culpeper, M, 40, GA (#9536)
Mara Culpeper, F, 44, GA
Charley W. Culpeper, M, 18, GA
John H. Culpeper, M, 17, GA
Sarah E. Culpeper, F, 15, GA
Jacob S. Culpeper, M, 13, GA
James F. Culpeper, M, 10, GA
Willie A. Culpeper, M, 9, GA

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Page 113, 97th Militia District, Washington Co., GA
Sterling Culpeper, W, M, 63, GA (#10527)
Harriet A. Culpeper, W, F, 46, GA

1900 US Census

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ED 100, page 35, Tennille, Washington Co., GA
Nathan W. Culpeper, Head, M, Jun 1850, 50, Md 30 yrs., GA/GA/GA, Carpenter (#9536)
Mary Culpeper, Wife, F, Jul 1845, 54, Md 30 yrs, ch 6/6, GA/GA/GA
John Culpeper, Son, M, Jul 1873, 26, S, GA/GA/GA, Carpenter
Lizzy Culpeper, Dau, F, Jan 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
Jake Culpeper, Son, M, Apr 1877, 23, S, GA/GA/GA, Carpenter
Frank Culpeper, Son, M, Apr 1879, 21, S, GA/GA/GA, Carpenter
Bill Culpeper, Son, M, Sep 1881, 18, S, GA/GA/GA, Carpenter

1910 US Census

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ED 100, page 250A, Family 4, Gen.com img 21, 2nd St, Tennille, Washington Co., GA
N. W. Culpeper, Head, M, 60, Md 40 yrs., Warren Co. GA/Warren Co/Warren Co, Mgr Livery Stable  (#9536)
Mary Culpeper, Wife, F, 65, Md 40 yrs, ch 6/2, Warren Co/NJ/Warren Co
Lizzy Culpeper, Dau, F, 30, Sng, Warren Co./Warren Co./Warren Co., Telephone Operator

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.

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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No Culpeppers found.

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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No Culpeppers found.

Burials

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No records of Culpepper graves have been found.

Last Revised: 25 Aug 2010

 
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