Elijah Culpepper of Stewart Co. GA

Male, #3314, (circa 1786 - before 1850)
Father*Malachi Culpepper of Coweta Co., GA (c 1761 - 1 Mar 1837)
Mother*Elizabeth (?) (c 1764 - 6 Mar 1837)
DNA* Elijah 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. 
Research note DNA testing reveals that descendants of Elijah carry a unique DNA marker that is also shared by descendants of Joseph Culpepper of Jackson Co., GA, but by no other Culpeppers in the DNA project. Joseph's descendants have two additional unique markers not found with Elijah or anyone esle. Thus, these lines are closely related, and given their age differences, the most likely explanation is that Elijah is a son of Malachi, and Malachi is a brother of Joseph of Jackson. Elijah's unique marker should be carried by all descendants of Elijah's grandfather, Joseph Culpepper of Morgan.
 
Birth*circa 1786 Elijah was born circa 1786. 
Birth of Son12 Sep 1812 His son Elijah Clark Culpepper was born on 12 Sep 1812 at Laurens Co., Georgia.1,2 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(Georgia Militia 1st Regiment (Chamber's)).3 
Birth of Soncirca 1814 His son Neil Culpepper was born circa 1814 at Laurens Co., Georgia
Jury*Aug 1817 He served on a jury in Aug 1817 at Laurens Co., Georgia,
     Inferior Court. 
Land Lottery*1820 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1820 at Deans District, Laurens Co., Georgia,
lot 181-3 in Irwin Co., GA.4 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Elijah was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for are a Female 10-16, and a Female 26-45 who presumably is Elijah's wife..5 
Birth of Sonsay 1820 His son Benjamin Culpepper was born say 1820 at Georgia
JuryJun 1822 He served on a jury in Jun 1822 at Laurens Co., Georgia,
     Inferior Court. 
JuryNov 1827 He served on a jury in Nov 1827 at Laurens Co., Georgia,
     Fined $5 for non-attendance as a juror. 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Elijah was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Laurens Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for are 1 F10-15, 1 F15-20, and 1 Female 40-50 (presumably Elijah's wife). Also, no age bracket was given for Elijah as Head of Family..6 
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia,
lot 411/19/2 in what became Cobb Co., GA.7 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Elijah was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Stewart Co., Georgia.
(Unaccounted for is a Female 15-20).8 
Death*before 1850 He died at Stewart Co., Georgia, before 1850. 

Family

Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Dec 2011

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 372B-373A, Harris District, Muscogee Co., GA
    E. Clark Culpepper, 38, M, Farmer, Laurens Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 26, F, Monroe Co., GA
    William Culpepper, 8, M, Stewart Co., GA
    James Culpepper, 7, M, Stewart Co., GA
    Elijah Culpepper, 5, M, Muscogee Co., GA
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 2, F, Muscogee Co., GA.
  2. "Pike County, Alabama Tomb Records, Vol. II", Papers of the Pike County Historical and Genealogical Society, Vol. XXXV, Nos. 3 and 4, 1966.
    Sandfield Cemetery, Linwood, Pike Co., AL
    + E. C. Culpepper, 12 Sep 1812 - 11 Aug 1889.
  3. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281
  4. 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.
  5. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 015, Laurens Co., GA
    Elijah Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45.
  6. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 021, Unk Twp, Laurens Co., GA
    Elijah Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 2 M15-20, 1 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F40-50.
  7. 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.
    Elijah Culpepper, Blackshears District, Laurens Co., GA, drew lot 411/19/2 in what became Cobb Co., GA, 1832.
  8. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 141, Burkes & Whites District, Stewart Co., GA
    Elijah Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F15-10, 1 F60-70.