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CULPEPPER FAMILY.
Culpepper family papers, 1836-1905

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z5xf


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Culpepper family.
Title: Culpepper family papers, 1836-1905
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 638
Extent: 2.5 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of the Culpepper family of Georgia including legal and financial records.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1985.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Culpepper family papers, 1836-1905, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Monroe Culpepper (1838-1901), son of Mariner (1793-1838) and Jane McCrary Culpepper (1798-1874), was born in Monroe County, Georgia, the youngest of nine children. His siblings included Bartley Anderson Culpepper (1818-1821), Pallitine Caroline Culpepper (1820-1821), Comfort Amanda Culpepper (1822-1868), Daniel Clark Culpepper (1825-1862), Benjamin Franklin Drayton Culpepper (1828-1839), Mariner Jackson Culpepper (1830-1872), Lucinda Council Culpepper (1832), and Frances Edna Culpepper (1834). After his father’s death in 1838, his mother moved the family to Houston County, Georgia.

James Monroe Culpepper served in the 6th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, enlisting in Atlanta in 1861 and serving until 1865. After the war he served as Senator from the 23rd Senatorial District and was a member of the Houston County Board of Commissioners and on the Fort Valley City Council.

He married Martha Kemp (ca. 1846-1870), the daughter of Joseph (1813-1860) and Catherine Elizabeth Kemp (1826-1906) in 1866. Catherine Elizabeth Kemp was the daughter of James T. Davis and Hannah Kinsey. After his first wife’s death, he married Nancy Hannah Kemp (1857-1917) in 1876.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the Culpepper family from 1836-1905. The papers include legal and financial records and a small amount of personal correspondence of Joseph Kemp; Benjamin Kemp; James Monroe Culpepper and his first and second wives, Nancy Hanna Kemp and Martha Kemp Culpepper; Mariner Culpepper; and other family members residing mainly in Houston County, Georgia. Of particular interest are legal documents including indentures, wills, estate inventories, deeds, property maps, and slave bills of sale; and financial records including tax and personal account records and miscellaneous bills of sale.

Additional family papers include personal letters, legal papers, and financial records of Daniel Clark Culpepper, Nancy Culpepper, members of the Walker and Davis families, and others, ca. 1822-1918.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by individual and record type, and then in chronological order.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Joseph Kemp, 1836
1 2 Joseph Kemp, 1839-1859
1 3 Joseph Kemp, financial and legal, 1839-1859
1 4 Joseph Kemp, financial, 1839-1859
1 5 Joseph Kemp, personal, financial, and legal, 1850-1860
1 6 Joseph Kemp estate, personal, 1858-1892
1 7 Joseph Kemp estate, personal, 1858-1892
1 8 Joseph Kemp estate, legal, 1858-1892
1 9 Joseph Kemp estate, financial, 1858-1892
1 10 Katherine Kemp/John Henry, undated
1 11 Martha (Mattie) Kemp Culpepper, 1861-1866
1 12 Benjamin Kemp (Thomas Pugh), financial
1 13 Benjamin Kemp (Thomas Pugh), personal and legal, 1805-1864
2 1 Kemp family, undated
2 2 Kemp family, 1890-
2 3 James Monroe Culpepper and wife, personal, 1858-1901
2 4 James Monroe Culpepper and wife, legal and military, 1851-1912
2 5 James Monroe Culpepper and wife, financial, 1851-1912
2 6 James Monroe Culpepper and wife, financial, 1851-1912
2 7 Mariner Culpepper, financial, 1848-1857
2 8 Mariner Culpepper, personal and legal, 1850
2 9 James Bradshaw, legal, with revenue stamps, 1865-1872
3 1 Fred Hartley, legal, 1839 and 1852
3 2 Jane Culpepper, personal, 1856-1872
3 3 Jane Culpepper, legal, 1849-1873
3 4 Jane Culpepper, financial, 1846-1873
3 5 Boyce Culpepper, personal, undated
3 6 Daniel Clark Culpepper, 1857
3 7 Daniel Clark Culpepper, 1851-1857
3 8 Daniel Clark Culpepper, 1846-1862
3 9 P. W. Stubbins, personal, 1871-1892
3 10 J. T. Jackson, personal, 1855-1869
3 11 Mortimer Tharpe and Laura, undated
3 12 George Ventus, personal, 1858
3 13 L. C. Walker, personal, 1863 and 1896
3 14 J. A. Walker, personal, 1856-1864
3 15 L. M. Walker, personal, 1858
3 16 A. H. Walker, personal, 1864-1868
3 17 A. N. Walker, personal, 1867
3 18 David Walker, personal 1857-1862
3 19 D. W. Parr, personal, 1858-1859
3 20 Curtis Leary, personal, 1858-1875
3 21 Nancy Hannah Kemp Culpepper, 1862-1875
3 22 Babe, 1870
3 23 Christian L. Davis, 1859-1870
3 24 James Davis, 1864
3 25 C. S. Davis, 1864-1867
3 26 S. E. Davis, 1864
3 27 K. L. Davis, 1859-1864
3 28 Hannah Davis, 1857-1870
3 29 Noel Turner, Sr., 1860
3 30 P. W. Stubbs, 1870-1872
3 31 E. A. Leggitt, 1861
3 32 W. B. Lewis, 1864
3 33 J. N. Lewis, 1863
4 1 M. H., Culpepper (Mrs.), 1917-1918
4 2 Lamar Culpepper, undated
4 3 Unidentified manuscripts, 1850-1897
4 4 Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1853-1896
4 5 J. W. Woolfolk, 1906
4 6 William Avery, 1854
4 7 Henry Glover, 1851-1863
4 8 John J. Hicks, 1822
4 9 William Hollis, 1826
4 10 Isaac Lofton, 1851
4 11 Charles B. Shirey, 1838
4 12 Matthew Whitfield, 1846 and 1851
4 13 Bill Giles and R. Lipsey, legal, 1850 and 1856
4 14 Nettie Kemp, 1872-1884
4 15 Nettie Kemp, 1864
4 16 Winnifred Kemp, 1855
4 17 Mark Kemp, 1857-1867
4 18 Marcells L. Kemp, undated
4 19 Kindred Kemp, 1841-1842 and 1861-1867
4 20 Simeon Kemp, undated
4 21 John Kemp, 1861
4 22 Legal manuscripts, unidentified, 1823-1893
5 1 Printed materials, undated
5 1 Printed materials, undated
5 3 Financial manuscripts, unidentified, 1805-1859
5 4 Ledger books, 1843-1858
5 5 Ledger books, 1895-1897, 1895-1898, 1898-1901
5 6 Ledger books, 1901
5 7 Land patents, 1822-1845
5 8 Financial manuscripts, unidentified, 1809-1892
5 9 N. H. Culpepper, undated
5 10 Confederate $2.00 note
5 11 James Monroe Culpepper, Roster and regimental history of the Company C, 6th Georgia Infantry Regiment [The battle flag of the Company C was also donated, but has since been transferred to the State Capitol Museum]
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