Lewis Lumpkin Culpepper1

Male, #27221, (25 Jul 1838 - 17 Jan 1917)
Father*John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL (c 1817 - b 1880)
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Stallings (c 1820 - b 1868)
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Name Variation He was also known as Louis L. 
Birth*25 Jul 1838 Lewis was born at Upson Co., Georgia, on 25 Jul 1838. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Lewis was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Upson Co., Georgia.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Lewis listed as a household member living with John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Pike Co., Georgia.3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Lewis listed as a household member living with Elizabeth Ann Stallings in the 1860 Census at Monroe Co., Georgia.4 
Marriage*circa 1861 He married Mary Ellen Hanson at Monroe Co., Georgia, circa 1861.5 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Enlisted in the "Rutland Volunteers" Company B of the 45th Georgia Infantry. He was wounded at Gettysburg, PA and at Jerico Ford, VA, and was a Prisoner of War at Lookout, MD. He was released 26 Jun 1865. 
Birth of Son4 May 1866 His son Charles O. Culpepper was born on 4 May 1866 at Monroe Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of SonAug 1868 His son Henry Howard Culpepper was born in Aug 1868 at Monroe Co., Georgia
Birth of Son5 May 1869 His son John Lewis Culpepper was born on 5 May 1869 at Monroe Co., Georgia.7 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Lewis was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Monroe Co., Georgia.8 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Lewis was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Henry Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son10 Aug 1883 His son George Walker Culpepper was born on 10 Aug 1883 at Henry Co., Georgia.10 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Lewis was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Henry Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Spousesay 1904 His wife Mary Ellen Hanson died say 1904.11 
Death of Son14 Mar 1905 His son Charles O. Culpepper died on 14 Mar 1905.6 
Marriage*circa 1906 He married Ellen A. (?) at Georgia circa 1906.12 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Lewis was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Griffin, Spalding Co., Georgia.12 
Death of Son30 Apr 1910 His son George Walker Culpepper died on 30 Apr 1910.10 
Death*17 Jan 1917 He died at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia, on 17 Jan 1917 at age 78. 
Burial*circa 19 Jan 1917 His body was interred circa 19 Jan 1917 at Philadelphia Methodist Cemetery, McDonough, Henry Co., Georgia.13,14 
Biography* In a Civil War pension application, Lewis L. Culpepper noted that he had been a resident of Georgia since 25 Jul 1838, presumably when he was born. His father, John J. Culpepper, was noted in Upson Co., GA in 1830 and 1840 census records so even though Lewis' parents married in Monroe Co., GA, where Elizabeth Stallings' parents lived, they are believed to have been living in Upson Co., GA when Lewis was born. However, a younger brother, John William Culpepper, states in a Civil War pension application that he was born in Monroe Co., GA so it is possible that Elizabeth had her first children at her parents' home in Monroe Co., GA. Lewis is first noted in 1840 census records as a male age 0-5 in the household of his father, John J. Culpepper. Lewis' parents had moved to Pike Co., GA by 1850 and Lewis is noted in the 1850 census living with his parents.
     By 1860, the family had moved to Monroe Co., GA possibly to be with Elizabeth (Stallings) Culpepper's mother because Lewis' grandfather, William Stallings had died. Or possibly they had returned because John J. Culpepper had died since he was not recorded with his family in the 1860 census. Shortly after this, Lewis married, presumably in Monroe Co., GA.
     According to Appendix D-1 of Monroe County, Georgia: A History published in 1979 by the Monroe County Historical Society, Inc. of Forsyth, GA, when the Civil War broke out, "Lewis L. Culpepper" enlisted with his younger brothers, Robert J. Culpepper and John William Culpepper, in the "Rutland Volunteers" Company B of the 45th Georgia Infantry of the Confederate Army. He was wounded at Gettysburg, PA and at Jerico Ford, VA and was a Prisoner of War at Lookout, MD. According to p. 188 of Georgia Confederate Soldier Obituaries Henry, Newton and Rockdale Counties - 1879 - 1943 compiled by Rhoda Ann Bowen, Freda R. Turner, Editor and published by W H Wolfe Associates of Alpharetta, GA 30201: CULPEPPER, Lewis L. Pvt. Co. B 45th Ga. Thomas' Brigade. Henry County Weekly reveals an obituary on 1/26/1917 edition and wife is listed as [Mrs.] L. L. Culpepper.
     According to Muster Roll slips in his Civil War file, "Lewis L. Culpepper" enlisted with Capt. Dozier as a Private in Co. B Georgia Infantry (Confederate) at Guinea, VA 17 May 1862 for three years or the war. But probably like his younger brothers, he actually enlisted in Georgia but was enrolled in the Confederate Army in Virginia. Lewis was wounded in battle 19 May 1864 and was admitted 23 May 1864 to Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA with "V. S. L. leg Min Ball." Presumably he had been shot in the left leg with a minnie ball. He was furloughed home 5 Jun 1864 for 30 days. He was captured "near Petersburg" 25 Mar 1865 and apparently taken to "City Point" VA and then held at Point Lookout, MD until he was released 26 Jun 1865. On the Oath of Allegiance of that date, he was listed as residing in Monroe Co., GA. He had a dark complexion, black hair and blue eyes. He was 5' 10 1/2" tall.
     According to an application for a Civil War pension, "Louis L. Culpepper" noted that 5 Feb 1863 (or 30 Nov 1863) he had been injured while on a forced march from Orange Court House to Mine Run over a frozen plank road. He had slipped on the ice and fell and hurt his spine causing paralysis of the spinal column, constant pain in the head and stiffness of the neck. Frequently he was in such severe pain that he could not get up without help and the disability was getting worse with age so that he was unable to perform manual labor. It is interesting to note that he continued to fight for two years after he sustained this injury.
     After the war, Lewis returned to Monroe Co., GA where he was noted with his wife and family in the 1870 census of Forsyth, Monroe Co., GA. His brother, Robert J. Culpepper, had been living nearby but apparently was in the process of moving to Henry Co., GA in 1870 since he was picked up census records in both locations. Lewis was noted with his wife and children in the 1880 and 1900 census records of Henry Co., GA. Sometime before 1910, Lewis moved to Griffin, Spalding Co., GA where he was noted in the 1910 census with what appears to be his second wife. In 1912, Lewis applied for a Civil War pension because he was totally blind. Sometime before his death, Lewis apparently moved to LaGrange, GA since this is where he died.
     The following obituary from the front page of the Henry County Weekly for Friday, 26 Jan 1917 was preserved on p. 38 of Georgia Confederate Soldier Obituaries Henry, Newton and Rockdale Counties - 1879 - 1943 compiled by Rhoda Ann Bowen, Freda R. Turner, Editor and published by W H Wolfe Associates of Alpharetta, GA 30201: MR. LEWIS CULPEPPER DIES IN LaGRANGE Mr. Lewis Culpepper, a former well known citizen of Henry County, died at his home in LaGrange on Wednesday of last week. The remains were brought here for the funeral and interment at Philadelphia Church, Rev. T. J. Bledsoe officiating. Mr. Culpepper was 78 years old, a veteran of the Civil War and for some time before death has been totally blind. He was a good, worthy citizen, and besides relatives leaves a large circle of friends in this county.
     Henry County, Georgia Churchyard Cemeteries, compiled by Vessie Thrasher Rainer, and published in 1980, records the following on p. 79: "Lewis L. Culpepper, Co., B. 45 Ga. Inf. C.S.A." 

Family 1

Mary Ellen Hanson (Feb 1842 - say 1904)
Marriage*circa 1861 He married Mary Ellen Hanson at Monroe Co., Georgia, circa 1861.5 
Children

Family 2

Ellen A. (?) (circa 1857 - )
Marriage*circa 1906 He married Ellen A. (?) at Georgia circa 1906.12 
ChartsOrphan / John J. Culpepper of Jackson Co., FL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written Oct 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Thomas Jeffrey Price, Richmond, VA, e-mail address.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 28, District 587, Upson Co., GA
    John J. Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 172B, District 68, Pike Co., GA
    John J. Culpepper, 33, M, Mechanic, GA
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 30, F, GA
    Lewis L. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    John W.. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    Robert J. Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    Benjamin F. Culpepper, 6, M, AL
    Cass Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 756-757, Redbone District, Monroe Co., GA
    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.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 54, Page 268A, Family 242, McMullen 611 District, Henry Co., GA
    Lewis L. Culpepper, Head, M, Jul 1838, 61, md 39 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (ID: 27221)
    Mary E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Feb 1842, 58, md 39 yrs, ch 12/11, GA/GA/GA
    Dollie V. Culpepper, Dau, F, Oct 1876, 23, S, GA/GA/GA, Music Teacher
    Jessie Mae Culpepper, Dau, F, May 1878, 22, S, GA/GA/GA
    Nannie L. Culpepper, Dau, F, Mar 1880, 20, S, GA/GA/GA
    George W. Culpepper, Son, M, Aug 1883, 16, S, GA/GA/GA.
  6. Vessie Rainer Thrasher, Henry County, Georgia Churchyard Cemeteries, McDonough, GA: Dr Robt Rainer Jr., 1980.
    Philadelphia Methodist Churchyard, Henry Co., GA (p. 70.)
    + C. O. Culpepper, 4 May 1866 - 14 Mar 1905 (Next to Lewis L. Culpepper).
  7. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, 4 North Bethany Road, McDonough, Henry Co., GA. Compiled by Linda S. Sanders.
    * John Lewis Culpepper, 5 May 1869 - 21 May 1922
    * Lena Lenora Rodgers Culpepper, 24 May 1870 - 8 May 1909.
  8. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 197B, Family 1708, Forsyth PO, Monroe Co., GA
    Lewis Culpepper, 30, M, Farm Hand, $---/$---, GA
    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.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 234C, District 567, Henry Co., GA
    Louis Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 41, Farmer, GA/AL/GA
    Mary E. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 38, Keeping House, GA/GA/GA
    Susan E. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 18, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Eliza Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 16, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Charley O. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 14, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Henry H. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 12, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    John Louis Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 10, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Mary A. E. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 9, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Cary I. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 6, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Dollie V. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 4, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Jessie M. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 2, At Home, GA/GA/GA
    Nannie L. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 3M, At Home, GA/GA/GA.
  10. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery, McDonough, Henry Co., GA. Compiled by Linda S. Sanders:
    + Walker Culpepper, 10 Aug 1883 - 30 Apr 1910.


  11. The 1910 census shows that Mary Ellen's husband, Lewis, had a second wife named Mary A. Culpepper, age 52, and that they has been married for three years.
  12. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 117, Page 7B, Lines 85-86, 334 W 13th St, Griffin, Spalding Co., GA
    Lewis L. Culpepper, Head, M, 74, md2-3 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Retail Grocer
    Ellen A. Culpepper, Wife, F, 52, md2-3 yrs, ch 3/2, GA/SC/SC.
  13. Vessie Rainer Thrasher, Henry County, Georgia Churchyard Cemeteries, McDonough, GA: Dr Robt Rainer Jr., 1980.
    p 79.
  14. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery, McDonough, Henry Co., GA. Compiled by Linda S. Sanders:
    + Lewis L. Culpepper, No dates, "Co. B, 45th GA Inf."