Malachi Culpepper of Coweta Co., GA

Male, #2255, (circa 1761 - 1 Mar 1837)
Father*Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co. GA (s 1731 - c 1821)
Mother*(?) Gibson (c 1740 - c 1766)
DNA* Malachi has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA. Joseph is a son of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, the son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1761 Malachi was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1761. 
Death of Mothercirca 1766 His mother (?) Gibson died circa 1766 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Residence*1777 In 1777, Malakiah Culpepper was living in Wilkes County per a Revolutionary War Pension Claim. 
American Revolution*between 1777 and 1781 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1777 and 1781
(DAR Listing: Malachi Culpepper, born circa 1766 (sic) in North Carolina, died 1 Mar 1837 in Georgia, married Elizabeth ___, Soldier, Georgia
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In 1777 he enlisted in the Revolutionary War from Fort Stewart, Wilkes County, GA. He was stationed at Ft. Augusting for about six months, and then at Clark's Fort to protect the frontiers of Georgia. He was called into service after his term expired several times as a minuteman.).1 
Deed30 Oct 1784 He was party to a deed on 30 Oct 1784 at Franklin Co., Georgia,

Malachi Culpepper received bounty of 287.5 acres cut by north fork of Oconee River for Revolutionary War Service, surveyed 30 Oct 1784.2
 
Marriage*say 1785 He married Elizabeth (?) say 1785. 
Birth of Soncirca 1786 His son Elijah Culpepper of Stewart Co. GA was born circa 1786. 
Tax roll*between 1790 and 1797 Malachi registered to pay taxes. 
Deed3 Nov 1794 He granted a deed on 3 Nov 1794 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Deed Book A, pages 384-385, 3 Nov 1794, deed from Malichi Culpeper of Wilkes County, GA to Ezekiel Offut of Warren County, £100 for 287.5 acres in Franklin County on the Waters of the North fork of Oconee River. Signed: Malichi (x) Culpeper. Witness: Travis Lee, John Thurmon, Thomas Wooten, J.P. Recorded 11 Mar 1799.3 
Deed3 May 1795 Deed Book B, pages 34-35 (Tax Collector's Sale) 5 May 1795, Franklin County, deed from James R. Whitney, Collector of Taxes, to John Cobbs, 287.5 acres in Franklin County surveyed in the name of Malachiki Culpeper on 13 Oct 1784. Taxes in arrears up to 1793 and land sold on 16 Dec 1793 to John Cobbs, the highest bidder, for two pounds, six shillings; said land lying on the waters of the north fork of the Oconee River, plat annexed represents Survey by Ezekiel Offut deputy Surveyor 30 Oct 1784. Signed: James R. Whitney, T.C. Witness: Geo. Naylor, George Henning, J.P.3 
Deed*9 Mar 1801 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted on 9 Mar 1801 at Elbert Co., Georgia,

Book G, page 138. 9 Mar 1801, William Cross to Elisha Tramell, both of Elbert Co., for $250, adj. by part of Malki Culpepper on E., by Thomas Lane on N., W. by Frank Cook, S. by William Aycock, 200 acres in sd. co. on Beaverdam Creek waters, in fee simple. (signed) Wm. (x) Cross, Susana (x) Cross. Wit: Thos. Cook, J.P. Regd. 10 Feb 1802.4 
Birth of Son1 Apr 1802 His son Joel Culpepper was born on 1 Apr 1802 at Georgia.5 
Deed*16 Oct 1802 He was granted a deed, with Elizabeth Culpepper as a previous landowner on 16 Oct 1802 at Elbert Co., Georgia,

Book H, page 68. 16 Oct 1802, Mallichi Culpepper & Elizabeth, his wife, to Joseph Pulliam, all of Elbert Co., for $300, on Beaverdam Creek waters in sd. co., 100 acres, granted to John Burton, adj. Aycock, Napier, Burket Green, Blackwell, Larkin Higgason, sd. Culpepper, Higgason, Culpepper, Lain, in fee simple. (signed) Mallichi (x) Culpepper, Elizabeth (x) Culpepper. Test: William Lane, Thomas Lane. Proved 19 Dec. 1802 before N. Hudson, J.P. Regd. 15 Dec 1802.4 
Land Lottery*1805 Malachi participated in but did not win the land lottery in 1805 at Washington Co., Georgia.6 
Tax rollbetween 1812 and 1824 He registered to pay taxes at Morgan Co., Georgia, between 1812 and 1824.7 
Land Lottery1820 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1820 at Talbots District, Morgan Co., Georgia,
lot 38-14 in Appling Co., GA.8 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Malachi was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Morgan Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for are 1 Female 10-16 and 1 Female 26-45..9 
Death of Fathercirca 1821 His father Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co. GA died circa 1821 at Morgan Co., Georgia
Probate*6 Jan 1823 He administrated Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co. GA's estate on 6 Jan 1823 at Morgan Co., Georgia.10 
Land Lottery2 Apr 1827 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery on 2 Apr 1827 at Morgan Co., Georgia,
lot 79-5 in Coweta Co., GA.11 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Malachi was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Coweta Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is 1 Female 40-50..12 
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Coweta Co., Georgia,
lot 483/3/4 in what became Floyd Co., GA.13 
Event-Misc*1832 He in 1832 at Coweta Co., Georgia, Rejected for a military pension.14 
Death*1 Mar 1837 He died at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 1 Mar 1837. 
Biography* Malachi Culpepper was the son of Joseph. This is proven by a letter from John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, to Elisha Wood, Milledgeville, GA, dated 30 September 1822, regarding reimbursement for depredation by the Creek Indians. It reads in part, "I have received your letter of the 18th and in answer have to state that on examining the papers in the cases of Joseph Culpeper and James Gray, to which you refer, it appears that they were original claimants who have died, and that the claims have been established by their sons Malakiah Culpeper and Isaac Gray...." This letter is found in Record Group 107 in the National Archives.
     Malachi was probably born about 1761 in Anson County, NC. He moved to Georgia with his family before 1777. In 1777 he enlisted in the Revolutionary War from Fort Stewart, Wilkes County, GA. He was stationed at Ft. Augustine for about six months, and then at Clark's Fort to protect the frontiers of Georgia. He was called into service after his term expired several times as a minuteman.
     Land in Franklin (now Jackson) County surveyed 1780 for Malachi Culpepper was sold Oct. 13, 1784, to John Cobb or Cobbs by James R. Whitney of Franklin County.
     In 1799 Malachi received a grant in Franklin (later Jackson County) GA.
     In 1803 he was mentioned in a deed in Elbert County, GA. He was in the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery as a resident of Washington County, GA. He was on the 1820 census in Morgan County, GA. He won land in the 1827 Land Lottery in Coweta County, GA, and lived there for ten years before his death in 1837. 

Family

Elizabeth (?) (circa 1764 - 6 Mar 1837)
Marriage*say 1785 He married Elizabeth (?) say 1785. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  2. History of Franklin County, Franklin County Historical Society, 1986.
  3. Faye Stone Poss, compiler, Jackson County, GA Deed Abstracts, Books A-D, 1796-1808, Fernandina, Florida: Wolfe Pub., c1998, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 975.8145 R28p v1.
  4. Elbert County, GA Deed Books A-J, 1791-1806, By Michael M. Farmer.
  5. Southern Historical Association (1895), compiler, Georgia Memoirs (2 volumes), Online database at Ancestry.com, 2003.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7119&offerid=0%3a679%3a0.


  6. Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Greenwood Press, Cambridge, 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2WY 1805.
    page 81.
  7. Malekiah Culpepper, 1812 Tax List, Morgan Co., GA, 92
    Malacai Culpepper, 1817 Tax List, Morgan Co., GA, 76
    Malacai Culpepper, 1818 Tax List, Morgan Co., GA, 78
    Malacai Culpepper, 1820 Tax List, Morgan Co., GA, 70
    Malacai Culpepper, 1822 Tax List, Morgan Co., GA, 100
    Malaci Culpepper, 1823 Tax List, Morgan Co., GA, 88
    Malachi Culpepper, 1824 Tax List, Morgan Co., GA, 144.


  8. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2la.
    page 78.
  9. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 370, Morgan Co., GA
    Malakiah Culpepper, 1 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F26-45, 1 F45+.
  10. Malachi Culpepper issued Ltrs. of Adm on 6 Jan 1823 for Joseph Culpepper, dec'd.,, Lewis Brantley, Sec., Admr. Bond. (Austin, p. 74), Morgan Co., GA.
  11. State of Georgia Recorder Office, compiler, Georgia Land Lottery, 1827, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2072
  12. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 382, Unk Twp, Coweta Co., GA
    Malliciah Culpepper, 1 M70-80, 1 F40-50, 1 F70-80.
  13. Rev. S. Emmett Lucas Jr., The 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
    Malachiah Culpepper, Cravens District, Coweta Co., GA, drew lot 483/3/4 in what became Floyd Co., GA, 1832.
  14. 1832 Pension Applications for Wartime Service, Compiled by Lucy Kate McGhee, Georgia Pension List of All Wars from the Revolution down to 1883. Washington, DC, 1954. Page 21.