Frances Gardner

Female, #9467, (12 May 1789 - 13 Jan 1861)
Father*Pryor Gardner (19 Jan 1758 - May 1830)
Mother*Drucilla Rose (19 Jan 1755 - 15 Oct 1826)
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Fanny. 
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Fannea. 
Birth*12 May 1789 Frances was born at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 12 May 1789.1 
Marriage*26 May 1806 She married Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA at Warren Co., Georgia, on 26 May 1806 at age 17.2,3,4 
Married Name26 May 1806  As of 26 May 1806, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son4 Mar 1807 Her son Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA was born on 4 Mar 1807 at Warren Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Son11 Dec 1810 Her son Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA was born on 11 Dec 1810 at Warren Co., Georgia.6 
Birth of Son18 Jul 1812 Her son Elisha Culpepper of Talbot Co., GA was born on 18 Jul 1812 at Warren Co., Georgia
Church19 Sep 1812 Frances joined at Williams Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 19 Sep 1812.7 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1820 Her son Nathan W. Culpepper was born on 20 Jun 1820 at Warren Co., Georgia.8 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Frances was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA's household, on the 1820 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.9 
Birth of Son1825 Her son Sterling Gardner Culpepper (I) was born in 1825 at Warren Co., Georgia.10 
Death21 Jul 1825 Frances became a widow upon the death of her husband Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA at Warren Co., Georgia, on 21 Jul 1825.11,4 
Death of Mother15 Oct 1826 Her mother Drucilla Rose died on 15 Oct 1826 at Warren Co., Georgia
Will1 Feb 1827 Frances named as heir(s) in the will of Pryor Gardner at Warren Co., Georgia, on 1 Feb 1827.12 
Church*5 Jan 1828 Frances joined at Long Creek Baptist Church, Warren Co., Georgia, on 5 Jan 1828.13 
Letter at PO*1 Jul 1828 She had a letter at the Post Office on 1 Jul 1828 at Warrenton, Warren Co., Georgia
ChurchMay 1829 Founders at Warrenton Baptist Church, Warrenton, Warren Co., Georgia, in May 1829 included Frances. ("In May 1829, Sister Frances Culpepper applied to Williams Creek Church for a letter of dismissal to assist in forming a constitution in Warrenton. Doubtless this constitution was drawn up for the present Warrenton Baptist Church.").14 
Death of FatherMay 1830 Her father Pryor Gardner died in May 1830 at Warren Co., Georgia.5,15 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Frances was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.16 
Land Lottery*1832 She had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Warren Co., Georgia.17 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Frances was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Benjamin H. Brinkley's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Warren Co., Georgia.18 
Married Name13 May 1848  As of 13 May 1848, her married name was Evans. 
Marriage*13 May 1848 She married Sterling Evans at Warren Co., Georgia, on 13 May 1848 at age 59.19,20 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Frances listed as a household member living with Sterling Evans on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Stewart Co., Georgia.21 
Probate5 May 1856 "My beloved wife, Frances Evans, with whom I have lived in the strictest quiet and love for seven years..." was listed as a beneficiary in Sterling Evans's will at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 5 May 1856.5,22 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Frances was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.23 
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 Frances was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Thomas Co., Georgia, and owned 7 slaves.24 
Will*24 Sep 1860 She made a will at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 24 Sep 1860, naming as heir(s) Sampson Rose Culpepper of Warren Co., GA, Mary Pryor Beall, Drucilla Rose Culpepper, Gardner Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA, Lucinda Whitehead Culpepper, Frances G. Brinkley, Elizabeth I. Brinkley and Martha F. Camp.

Made her mark as Fannie (x) Evans.5 
Death*13 Jan 1861 She died at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 13 Jan 1861 at age 71.1 
Probate*4 Feb 1861 Probate action was taken on Frances's estate on 4 Feb 1861 at Thomas Co., Georgia.5 
Biography Obituary: "The friends of my youth, where are they?"
Mrs. Francis Evans died at her residence in Thomasville, Georgia, January 13, 1861. She was born in Nash Co., North Carolina, May 12, 1789, and when young, her father Prior Gardner, removed to Warren County [near Augusta], in this state, and settled on a plantation on Long Creek, and there she was married to Nathan Culpepper in May 1806, who died after living with her twenty years. He left in her charge ten children, five sons and five daughters. She lived a widow twenty years. Her means were limited, yet she raised up all her children, and by industry and good economy, she provided well for their comfort and responsibility. Being a woman of good energy of character, she infused her spirit of industry into her children and did what is now-a-days too seldom done--taught them to work--made them self reliant. But that was not all; she moulded their moral and religious character at an early period, and nearly all of them are members of the church and respectable citizens. She was baptized by Joseph Roberts and became a member of the church at Long Creek in Warren County in 1828 or 1829. She loved the assembly of the saints and delighted in singing God's praises in religious meetings of her church. She had a fine voice for singing when young, and was not ashamed to employ it in the praise of God.
In the spring of 1848, our venerated brother Sterling Evans was married to her, and removed to Stewart County where they resided two or three years and removed to Thomasville. They preferred living in town, rather than on their plantation, that they might enjoy all the privileges of the church; but they are removed to the church triumphant.
A deeply interesting funeral discourse by Brother D. G. Daniel was delivered on the day of her interment, at the Baptist Meeting House in the town, to a very large and respected audience, and it will probably be published as requested.
"Aunt Fanny" is gone; gone to be forever with the Lord.

"Gone to the land of pure delight,
Where the saints immortal reign;
Where the endless day excludes the night,
And pleasures banish pain." R.F.1
 

Family 1

Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA (5 Mar 1779 - 21 Jul 1825)
Marriage*26 May 1806 She married Nathan Culpepper of Warren Co., GA at Warren Co., Georgia, on 26 May 1806 at age 17.2,3,4 
Children

Family 2

Sterling Evans (circa 1782 - before 5 May 1856)
Marriage*13 May 1848 She married Sterling Evans at Warren Co., Georgia, on 13 May 1848 at age 59.19,20 
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited11 Nov 2004

Citations

  1. Frances Evans obituary in the Christian Index, 27 Mar 1861, Page 41, Columns 5&6.
  2. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    Page 281, which cites Warren Co. First Book of Marriages (1794-1814), page 20.
  3. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Nathan Culpepper and Fanny Gardiner on 26 May 1806 in Warren Co., GA.
  4. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Warren L. Culpepper from Judith Richbourg "Judy" Jolly (#57835), Pensacola, FL, e-mail address.
    I came across an old card, written many years ago (between 1956, her husband's death, and 1967, her death) by Fannie Leila Culpepper Jolly, great-granddaughter of Nathan Culpepper. It is yellowed and hard to read. Some things she recorded are incorrect, based on research available since her death. But, it is interesting to note that she is specific in the dates of birth and death for Nathan. She recorded that he was born March 5, 1779 and died July 21, 1825. She also had the correct marriage date of May 27, 1806 (license May 26, 1806-my notation).
  5. Correspondence from Ruth Allison Waldron Hill, (Collection of Letters between Hill and Hopkins), to Elizabeth Hopkins, 1950-1952, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 164,482.
  6. Joe E. Craigmiles III, The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia, Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles Historical Publications, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.8984 V3c.
    Summerhill Baptist Church, Boston, Thomas Co., GA
    + Gardner Culpepper, 11 Dec 1811 – 22 May 1868
    + Caroline Culpepper, 23 Apr 1815 – 18 Nov 1885.

  7. J. Kenneth Brantley, The Records of the Church at Williams Creek (Warren Co., GA), Powder Springs, GA: Brantley Association, 1995/2002, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    Page 54. 19 Sep 1812: Rec'd Francis Culpepper by experience.
  8. Buried in Westview Cemetery, 1680 Gordon Street, SW, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA: "N. W. Culpepper, Cpl. 29th GA Cav, 20 Jun 1820 - 1 Apr 1909."
  9. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    p 279, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Nathan Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45.
  10. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
  11. Nathan must have died sometime after his son Sterling (born 1825) was conceived but prior to 17 Apr 1827, when Culpepper's Orphans were Fortunate Drawers in the Land Lottery of 1827.
  12. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    p. 166.
  13. J. Kenneth Brantley, The Records of the Church at Williams Creek (Warren Co., GA), Powder Springs, GA: Brantley Association, 1995/2002, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    Page 116. 20 Jun 1829: Brother Tho's Rowe applies for a letter of dismission for himself & Malinda his wife & Sister Frances Culpepper (ID: 9467), to assist in forming a constitution (for a new church) in Warrenton. Ordered that the request be granted.
  14. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
  15. E-mail written Jun 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Patricia Daniel Bailey, e-mail address.
    Mrs. George O. (Charlotte Thomas) Marshall, Jr. cites Gardner family relationships and dates from a family bible.
  16. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 196, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Frances Culpepper, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-29, 1 M20-30, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50.
  17. James F. Smith, compiler, Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.asp?dbid=4242
    Francis Culpepper, Widow, Lynns District, Warren Co., GA, drew lot 290/14/2 in what became Cherokee Co., GA, 1832.
  18. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 179A, Harrells District, Warren Co., GA
    Benjamin Brinkley, 2 M0-5, 1 M30-40, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50.
  19. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    p. 220.
  20. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Frances Culpepper and Starling Evans on 13 May 1848 in Warren Co., GA.
  21. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 44A-B, Panhandle District, Stewart Co., GA
    FAMILY 77:
    Sterling Evans, 68, M, Farmer, $10,000, NC
    Frances (Gardner Culpepper) Evans, 61, F, NC
    Nathan Culpepper, 28, M, Farmer, $600, GA (s/o Frances)
    Frances Brinkley, 9, F, GA (Unknown)
    FAMILY 78:
    Benjamin Brinkley, 41, M, Farmer, GA
    Frances (Culpepper) Brinkley, 31, F, GA (d/o Frances Culpepper Evans)
    Nathan G. Brinkley, 16, M, GA
    Joseph W. Brinkley, 13, M, GA
    John W. Brinkley, 11, M, GA
    William Brinkley, 9, M, GA
    Starling Brinkley, 4, M, GA
    Elizabeth Brinkley, 9/12, F, GA.
  22. Thomas Co., GA Inventories & Appraisements, Book H, pages 111-115.
  23. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 19, Thomasville PO, Warren Co., GA
    Fanny (Gardner Culpepper) Evans, 71, F, $5000/$8000, NC
    Fanny G. Brinkley, 11, F, GA
    R. J. Brinkley, 8, M, GA.
  24. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    1860 Slave Schedule, Thomas Co., GA
    Fanny Evans, 7 slaves: 50M, 50M, 45F, 35F, 35M, 25M, 14F.