Abbeville Co
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South Carolina Culpepper Archives
Abbeville District/County

History

In western South Carolina, the Abbeville area was settled primarily by Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot farmers in the mid-eighteenth century. A historic treaty with the Cherokee Indians was signed at Dewitt's Corner (now Due West) in 1777. Abbeville County was formed in 1785 from Ninety-six District. In 1798, it was designated Abbeville District, and in 1868 it was redesignated Abbeville County. Parts of Abbeville later went to form Greenwood (1897) and McCormick (1916) counties. Its county seat, the town of Abbeville, is about 50 miles south of Greenville, and 70 miles west of Columbia. Abbeville County is bordered by the South Carolina counties of Anderson, Laurens, Greenwood and McCormick, and the Georgia county of Elbert.

Newspaper: 
The Index-Journal, Greenwood; Anderson Independent-Mail; The Greenville News

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Census Records

1790  - 1800 US Censuses

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No Culpeppers were found.

1810 US Census

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Page 55, Unknown Township, Abbeville District, SC
Joel Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 0 slaves (#5766)
Joseph Culpepper, 1 M10-16, 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F45+, 23 slaves (#13518)

1820 US Census

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Page 3, Unknown Townships, Abbeville District, SC
Joseph Culpepper, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 1 M45+, 2 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 1 F45+, 24 slaves (#13518)

1830  - 1870 US Censuses

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No Caucasian Culpeppers were found.

1880 US Census (All Culpeppers found were Black)

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Page 43A, Cedar Springs, Abbeville Co., SC
Oliver Purdy, Self, M, W, B, 63, Farmer, SC/SC/SC
Ruth Culpepper, Other, F, W, B, 70, Dom. Servant, SC/SC/SC

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Page 358A, Cedar Springs, Abbeville Co., SC
Nate Culpepper, Self, M, M, B, 56, Farmer/---/--- (#43817)
Anica Culpepper, Wife, F, M, B, 55, Keeping House/---/---
Richard Culpepper, Son, M, S, B, 19, Farm Hand, SC/SC/SC
Charles Culpepper, Son, M, S, B, 16, Farm Hand, SC/SC/SC

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Page 364B, Cedar Springs, Abbeville Co., SC
George Moon, Self, M, M, B, 60, Farmer, SC/SC/SC
Talitha Moon, Wife, F, M, B, 52, Farm Hand, SC/SC/SC
Henry Moon, Son, M, S, B, 19, Farm Hand, SC/SC/SC
Chany Moon, Dau, F, S, B, 16, Farm Hand, SC/SC/SC
Jane Moon, Dau, F, S, B, 12, At School, SC/SC/SC
Wade Moon, Son, M, S, B, 8, N/A, SC/SC/SC
Anna Culpepper, Dau, F, D, B, 27, Housekeeping, SC/SC/SC

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Page 372B, Cedar Springs, Abbeville Co., SC
Agnes Culpepper, Self, F, S, B, 22, Works On Farm, SC/SC/SC
Henry CreswelL, Son, M, S, MU, 4, N/A, SC/SC/SC
Joseph CreswelL, Son, M, S, MU, 2, N/A, SC/SC/SC

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Page 372B, Cedar Springs, Abbeville Co., SC
Temperance Robertson, Self, F, S, B, 35, Cook, SC/SC/SC
Sam Culpepper, Other, M, , B, 37, Works On Farm, SC/SC/SC

1890 US Census

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Census was burned in Washington.

1900  - 1930 US Censuses

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No Caucasian Culpeppers were found.

Births

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No records of any Culpepper births have been found.

Deeds

Transcribed by Lew Griffin from LDS Film 22,668: SC Miscellaneous Records -- Columbia Series

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State of South Carolina Abbeville District This indenture made this twenty fifth day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighteen Between Joseph Culpepper (#13518) and Ann Culpepper (#6408) of the District and State aforesaid of the one part and Joseph Richard Culpepper (#31567) of the same place of the other part.

Witnesseth, That the said Joseph and Ann for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which they have and bear towards the aforesaid Joseph Richard Culpepper the son of said Joseph and also for the further consideration of Ten dollars to them paid by the said Joseph Richard Culpepper; have given granted aliened and transferred and by these presents do give grant alien and transfer to the said Joseph Richard Culpepper all and Singular the Lands Tenements negroes goods and chattels now owned by and in the possession of said Joseph and Ann his wife,

to wit, a Tract of Land lying in Abbeville District aforesaid whereon the said Joseph now lives containing three hundred and eighty acres more or less; also sundry Negro Slaves of different ages and Sexes; also, all the Stock of every kind , Household furniture and plantation tools; and also, the future increase of those Negroes aforementioned which are now computed to the number of twenty two or three all of which negroes goods and Chattels are particularly specified in a schedule thereof hereto annexed, as part of this deed; as also, whatever Lands goods and Chattels and negroes the Said Joseph may hereafter acquire and die possessed of agreeably to the provisions and reservations herein after expressed.  To have and to hold all and singular the Lands negroes goods and chattels abovementioned, with all the rights members and appurtenances to the Said Joseph Richard Culpepper his heirs and assigns forever --

Preserving Nevertheless to the Said Joseph Culpepper and Ann his wife during their lives or the life of the survivor of them the free and undisturbed possession use and enjoyment of all and Singular the Lands negroes goods and chattels abovementioned also reserving the right of Discharging all liens debts and demands which the said Joseph may now be liable to.

It is also further agreed on and understood, between the parties to these presents that a certain little negro girl by the name of Cynthia of the number of the above mentioned negroes is now to be hereby given by the said Joseph and Ann his wife, and received and held, by the said Joseph Richard Culpepper in Trust for and for the use of his little daughter Sarah Ann Culpepper and to her heirs forever and in case the said Sarah Ann should die under the age of twenty one years and without issue of her body then and in that case the said Girl Cynthia is to be held in the same manner for the said Joseph Richard's next oldest daughter.

In Testimony of the foregoing we the Said Joseph and Ann have jointly and severally put our hands and affixed our Seals the day and date above-mentioned.

Joseph Culpepper (seal)
Ann (her mark) Culpepper (seal)
Witnesses: Jefferson L. Edwards [sic], William Y. Glover

South Carolina Abbeville District -- Personally appeared Jefferson L. Edmonds [sic]  who on his oath saith that he saw Joseph Culpepper and Ann his wife sign and execute the within Instrument of writing for the purposes therein mentioned and that William Y. Glover together with himself signed his name as a witness to the proper execution thereof.  Sworn to the 22nd Sept 1818 before Charles Callayson, J. P.

Schedule of all and Singular the Lands negroes goods and chattels within and contained in the deed to which this is annexed; To Wit, Old Ben & wife Silvia, Cyrus, Joe, Nat, Ben (the younger; Tressy, Doncilla, Agga, Dilea, Anson, Nathan, Tallerand, Nalso, Tom, Will, Betty, Cynthia, & Mary.  Horses, cows, hogs, sheep, articles of Household and Kitchen Furniture, consisting of Beds, Tables, etc etc.

Marriages

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No records of any Culpepper marriages have been found.

Social Security Death Index (SSDI)

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No records of any Culpepper deaths have been found in the SSDI.

Burials

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No records of Culpepper graves have been found.

Places

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No Culpepper-named or related places have been found.

Last Revised: 26 Jan 2006

 
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