Jeptha Forque

M, (say 1889 - )
Name Variation He was also known as Jeff. 
Birth*say 1889 Jeptha was born say 1889. 
Marriage*14 August 1910 He married Mary Alvie Culpepper at Orange Co., Texas, on 14 August 1910.1 

Family

Mary Alvie Culpepper (30 September 1891 - 10 June 1953)
Last Edited3 September 2003

Citations

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Alva Culpepper and Jeptha Forgue, 14 Aug 1910, Orange Co., TX, Book 5, p. 292.

Edward Oscar Schubert

M, (17 March 1886 - December 1963)
Birth*17 March 1886 Edward was born on 17 March 1886.1 
Marriage*17 March 1927 He married Mary Alvie Culpepper at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, on 17 March 1927 at age 41.2 
Burial*December 1963 His body was interred in December 1963 at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., Texas.2 
Death*December 1963 He died at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, in December 1963 at age 77.1 
Biography* Edward never had children of his own. He helped raise M. Alvie's children and one of her nieces. One of 12 children, had a brother named Oscar Edward Schubert per family.2 

Family

Mary Alvie Culpepper (30 September 1891 - 10 June 1953)
Last Edited16 January 2004

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.

Lawson Shelfer Culpepper1

M, (4 October 1894 - 4 December 1920)
FatherWarren Ebenezer Culpepper (24 Jun 1859 - 13 May 1907)
MotherEula Frances Shelfer (1 Nov 1865 - 11 Oct 1904)
Birth*4 October 1894 Lawson was born at Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia, on 4 October 1894.2 
(Brother) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Wiley, Lawson, Ralph and Wilma was listed as a brother in Charles Byron Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Orange, Orange Co., Texas.3 
Residence*May 1917 Lawson resided at State Sanitarium (TB) at Carlsbad, Tom Green Co., Texas, in May 1917.2 
WWI Draft Reg*25 May 1917 He registered for the WW-I draft on 25 May 1917 at Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas.2 
1920 Census* Lawson was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Wise Co., Texas.4 
Death*4 December 1920 He died at Decatur, Wise Co., Texas, on 4 December 1920 at age 26.5 
Burial*5 December 1920 His body was interred on 5 December 1920 at Evergreen Cemetery, Orange, Orange Co., Texas.6 
Biography* Obituaries:
The body of Lausen Culpepper, whose death occurred in Decatur, Texas, on Friday night, 4 Dec 1920, were interred in Evergreen cemetery this afternoon at 3:30. The funeral was held at the residence of Byron Culpepper on Twelth Street and Orange Ave. Rev. W. R. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the funeral. (Source: Shirley Culpepper Brook from an unknown paper in Orange, TX, 5 Dec 1920)

Lawson Culpepper, aged twenty-seven, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Leeman, in this city last Friday. The funeral services were held at the family residence Saturday afternnon, conducted by Rev. R. E. Bell. The remains were shipped to Orange, the old home of the deceased for interment. Mr. Culpepper had resided in Decatur with his cousin, Mrs. Leeman, for the past year, during which time he has been an invalid. His former home was in Orange. The funeral was attended by two brothers of the deceased, Messrs. W. H. Culpepper and C. B. Culpepper of Vinton, La and Orange. Mr. Culpepper was a member of the local Baptist church and a devout christian. Since residing in Decatur, he had gained many good friends.7 
Last Edited5 December 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
  2. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Warren Lawson Culpepper, Beaumont, TX, age 22, born 4 Oct 1894 in Savannah, Georgia, Patient in State Sanitarium at Carlsbad, Texas and not employed, No dependents, Single, Caucasian, No military service, Claims exemption for tuberculosis of lungs. Tall height, Slender build, Brown eyes, Brown hair, Not bald, No disabilities. Registered 25 May 1917 by County Clerk in Tom Greene Co., Texas and submitted to clerk at Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 117, Sheet 13A, Pg 89A-89B, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 25, 1108 Orange Ave., Orange, Orange Co., TX
    Byron Culpepper, Head, M, 23, S, FL US US, Driver-DelWagon
    Wiley Culpepper, Bro, M, 21, S, TX US US, Salesman
    Alva M. Culpepper, Sis, F, 18, S, GA US US     
    Lawsen Culpepper, Bro, M, 15, S, GA US US
    Ralph Culpepper, Bro, M, 10, S, MS US US
    Claud D. Culpepper, Bro, M, 7, MS US US.
  4. ED 145, sheet 8, line 54, Lawson, age 25, hand of G. C. Lehman.
  5. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lawson W. Culpepper died 3 Dec 1920 in Wise Co., TX.
  6. From his obituary.
  7. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
    From an unknown paper, December 1920.

Ralph Harold Culpepper1

M, (7 June 1899 - 29 July 1970)
FatherWarren Ebenezer Culpepper (24 Jun 1859 - 13 May 1907)
MotherEula Frances Shelfer (1 Nov 1865 - 11 Oct 1904)
DNA* Ralph has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*7 June 1899 Ralph was born at Pascagoula, Jackson Co., Mississippi, on 7 June 1899.2,3 
(Brother) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Wiley, Lawson, Ralph and Wilma was listed as a brother in Charles Byron Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Orange, Orange Co., Texas.4 
World War I*between 1917 and 1918 He served in US Navy between 1917 and 1918.5,2 
Marriage*15 April 1922 He married Gladys Iva Rice at Orange, Orange Co., Texas, on 15 April 1922 at age 22.6 
1930 Census*1 April 1930 Ralph was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.5 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.3 
Divorce*circa 1939 He and Gladys Iva Rice were divorced circa 1939 at Fort Bend Co., Texas.1 
Marriage*4 July 1940 He married Della Doris Kearns at Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, on 4 July 1940 at age 41.7 
Death*29 July 1970 He died at Kilgore, Gregg Co., Texas, on 29 July 1970 at age 71.8,3 
Burial*31 July 1970 His body was interred on 31 July 1970 at Kilgore City Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg Co., Texas. Obituary:
Ralph H Culpepper Sr, 71, long-time resident of Kilgore, died Wednesday night in a Longview hospital after a two month illness. A resident of Kilgore since 1945, he was a retied pumper for Gulf Oil Corp. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Rader Chapel with the Rev. V.O. Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Kilgore cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Della Culpepper, Kilgore; a daughter Carrie Manire, Houston; three sons, Ralph H Culpepper, Jr., France, Willie C. Culpepper, Houston and George W Culpepper, Rocky Mountain, N.C; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Merle Simon, Kilgore, Mrs. Gretna Quick, Bossier City, La; and Mrs. Edward Evans,Cypress, California; and a brother Wylie Culpepper, Beaumont. (Source: Shirley Culpepper Brook from an unknown newspaper, Thursday, 30 Jul 1970, in Texas, probably Kilgore).9,2 

Family 1

Gladys Iva Rice (5 January 1902 - 9 December 1960)
Children

Family 2

Della Doris Kearns (10 January 1890 - 3 July 1977)
Last Edited13 March 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
  2. Tombstone.
    Kilgore City Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg Co., TX
    Ralph H. Culpepper, 7 Jun 1899 – 20 Jul 1970, U. S. Navy, WW I
    Della Kearns Culpepper, 10 Jan 1889 – 3 Jul 1977.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 117, Sheet 13A, Pg 89A-89B, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 25, 1108 Orange Ave., Orange, Orange Co., TX
    Byron Culpepper, Head, M, 23, S, FL US US, Driver-DelWagon
    Wiley Culpepper, Bro, M, 21, S, TX US US, Salesman
    Alva M. Culpepper, Sis, F, 18, S, GA US US     
    Lawsen Culpepper, Bro, M, 15, S, GA US US
    Ralph Culpepper, Bro, M, 10, S, MS US US
    Claud D. Culpepper, Bro, M, 7, MS US US.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10-26, Sheet #7, Line 61, Horridge St., Vinton, Calcasieu, LA
    Home rented, Amount=$15, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, M, [email protected], MS/GA/GA, Oil Field Laborer, Vet=WW
    Gladys I. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, [email protected], TX/TX/TX, Not employed
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, TX/MS/TX
    Willie C. Culpepper, Son, M, 4, TX/MS/TX
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, 1, TX/MS/TX.
  6. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
    Ralph Harold Culpepper and Gladys Iva RICE were married April 15, 1922 in Orange, Orange, Texas. There are three sources, one of which says April 16.
         1. Family Bible, copy given by George Warren Culpepper to Shirley Brook, Ralph H Culpepper married Gladys Rice April 16, 1922.
         2. Marriage Certificate: "Ralph Culpepper of Orange, Tx, and Miss Gladys Rice of Orange, Texas were united in Holy Matrimony on April 15, 1922 at Orange, Texas. Pastor, First Baptist Church of Orange."
         3. Divorce Decree, District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas: "That on or about the 15th day of April AD 1922, plaintiff was lawfully married to defendant; that they continued to live together as husband and wife until on or about the 25th day of September, AD 1935."
  7. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
    "Ralph married second Della Dora Kearns Sumner Peterson July 4, 1940 in Waco, McLennan, Texas. (Maiden name Kearns). It was Della's third marriage. They had no children together."
  8. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Ralph H Culpepper, Male, Single, died 29 Jul 1970 in Gregg Co., TX.
  9. From his obituary.
  10. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    George Warren Culpepper, Male, born 7 Oct 1928 in Orange Co., Texas, child of Ralph H. Culpepper and Gladys Eva Rice.

Gladys Iva Rice

F, (5 January 1902 - 9 December 1960)
FatherFranklin Patrick Rice (3 Jul 1860 - )
MotherAntoinette L. Gordon (6 Aug 1871 - 15 Oct 1907)
Birth*5 January 1902 Gladys was born at Corrigan, Polk Co., Texas, on 5 January 1902.1 
Marriage*15 April 1922 She married Ralph Harold Culpepper at Orange, Orange Co., Texas, on 15 April 1922 at age 20.2 
Married Name15 April 1922  As of 15 April 1922, her married name was Culpepper.1 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Gladys was listed as Ralph Harold Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.3 
Divorce*circa 1939 She and Ralph Harold Culpepper were divorced circa 1939 at Fort Bend Co., Texas.1 
Photographed*1942 She was photographed in 1942.1
Ralph H. Culpepper
Ralph H. & mother Gladys (Rice) Culpepper
Married Name29 October 1945  As of 29 October 1945, her married name was Luke.4 
Marriage*29 October 1945 She married W. J. Luke at Harris Co., Texas, on 29 October 1945 at age 43.4 
Divorce*say 1948 She and W. J. Luke were divorced say 1948.4 
Death*9 December 1960 She died at Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, on 9 December 1960 at age 58.5 
Burial*circa 12 December 1960 Her body was interred circa 12 December 1960 at Rosewood Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., Texas.1 

Family 1

Ralph Harold Culpepper (7 June 1899 - 29 July 1970)
Children

Family 2

W. J. Luke (say 1899 - )
Last Edited6 December 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
    Ralph Harold Culpepper and Gladys Iva RICE were married April 15, 1922 in Orange, Orange, Texas. There are three sources, one of which says April 16.
         1. Family Bible, copy given by George Warren Culpepper to Shirley Brook, Ralph H Culpepper married Gladys Rice April 16, 1922.
         2. Marriage Certificate: "Ralph Culpepper of Orange, Tx, and Miss Gladys Rice of Orange, Texas were united in Holy Matrimony on April 15, 1922 at Orange, Texas. Pastor, First Baptist Church of Orange."
         3. Divorce Decree, District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas: "That on or about the 15th day of April AD 1922, plaintiff was lawfully married to defendant; that they continued to live together as husband and wife until on or about the 25th day of September, AD 1935."
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10-26, Sheet #7, Line 61, Horridge St., Vinton, Calcasieu, LA
    Home rented, Amount=$15, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, M, [email protected], MS/GA/GA, Oil Field Laborer, Vet=WW
    Gladys I. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, [email protected], TX/TX/TX, Not employed
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, TX/MS/TX
    Willie C. Culpepper, Son, M, 4, TX/MS/TX
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, 1, TX/MS/TX.
  4. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
    "Gladys Iva RICE CULPEPPER married a WJ LUKE, Oct 29, 1945 in Harris County, Texas. She retained her name as Gladys Culpepper on all the documents I can find. It was a short lived marriage per Rice relatives I have interviewed. I have not located the divorce decree as of yet. She died a CULPEPPER, so must have returned to her former married name."
  5. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Gladys Culpepper, died 9 Dec 1960 in Galveston Co., TX.
  6. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    George Warren Culpepper, Male, born 7 Oct 1928 in Orange Co., Texas, child of Ralph H. Culpepper and Gladys Eva Rice.

Della Doris Kearns1

F, (10 January 1890 - 3 July 1977)
Birth*10 January 1890 Della was born on 10 January 1890.2 
Married Namesay 1910  As of say 1910, her married name was Sumner.1 
Married Namesay 1930  As of say 1930, her married name was Peterson.1 
Marriage*4 July 1940 She married Ralph Harold Culpepper at Waco, McLennan Co., Texas, on 4 July 1940 at age 50.1 
Married Name4 July 1940  As of 4 July 1940, her married name was Culpepper.1 
SSN*1964 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1964 in Texas.2 
Death*3 July 1977 She died at Kilgore, Gregg Co., Texas, on 3 July 1977 at age 87.2,3,4 
Burial*circa 6 July 1977 Her body was interred circa 6 July 1977 at Kilgore City Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg Co., Texas.3 

Family

Ralph Harold Culpepper (7 June 1899 - 29 July 1970)
Last Edited6 December 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
    "Ralph married second Della Dora Kearns Sumner Peterson July 4, 1940 in Waco, McLennan, Texas. (Maiden name Kearns). It was Della's third marriage. They had no children together."
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. Tombstone.
    Kilgore City Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg Co., TX
    Ralph H. Culpepper, 7 Jun 1899 – 20 Jul 1970, U. S. Navy, WW I
    Della Kearns Culpepper, 10 Jan 1889 – 3 Jul 1977.
  4. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Della D Culpepper, Female, died 3 Jul 1977 in Gregg Co., TX.

Wilma Claude Culpepper1

M, (23 September 1902 - 31 October 1966)
FatherWarren Ebenezer Culpepper (24 Jun 1859 - 13 May 1907)
MotherEula Frances Shelfer (1 Nov 1865 - 11 Oct 1904)
Name Variation He was also known as Wilmer Claude.2 
Birth*23 September 1902 Wilma was born at Pascagoula, Jackson Co., Mississippi, on 23 September 1902.3 
(Brother) 1910 Census15 April 1910 Wiley, Lawson, Ralph and Wilma was listed as a brother in Charles Byron Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Orange, Orange Co., Texas.4 
Marriage*say 1928 He married Edrie McFarland say 1928. 
Death*31 October 1966 He died at Harris Co., Texas, on 31 October 1966 at age 64.2 
Burial*circa 2 November 1966 His body was interred circa 2 November 1966 at Westhoff Cemetery, De Witt Co., Texas.3 

Family

Edrie McFarland (5 May 1910 - 25 March 1969)
Last Edited23 September 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
  2. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Wilmer Claude Culpepper, Male, Single, died 31 Oct 1966 in Harris Co., TX.
  3. USGenWeb Archives.
    https://sites.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    DeWitt Co. TX Cemeteries - Westhoff Cemetery:
    Claude Culpepper, 23 Sep 1902 - 31 Oct 1966
    Edrie M. Culpepper, 5 May 1910 - 25 Mar 1969.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 117, Sheet 13A, Pg 89A-89B, Pct 1, Gen.com Img 25, 1108 Orange Ave., Orange, Orange Co., TX
    Byron Culpepper, Head, M, 23, S, FL US US, Driver-DelWagon
    Wiley Culpepper, Bro, M, 21, S, TX US US, Salesman
    Alva M. Culpepper, Sis, F, 18, S, GA US US     
    Lawsen Culpepper, Bro, M, 15, S, GA US US
    Ralph Culpepper, Bro, M, 10, S, MS US US
    Claud D. Culpepper, Bro, M, 7, MS US US.

Willie Caton Culpepper1

M, (16 September 1925 - 13 April 2004)
FatherRalph Harold Culpepper (7 Jun 1899 - 29 Jul 1970)
MotherGladys Iva Rice (5 Jan 1902 - 9 Dec 1960)
DNA* Willie has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name-Comm His was commonly known as Bill. 
Birth*16 September 1925 Willie was born at Orangefield, Orange Co., Texas, on 16 September 1925.2,3 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Ralph, Willie and George was listed as a son in Ralph Harold Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.4 
World War II*between 1942 and 1945 Wartime Letters from Bill to his wife:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/02884m.htm
Also see typhoon description at: http://patinkc.powerfulintentions.com/library/doc/1952

NOTICE of SEPARATION FROM US NAVAL SERVICE
Notice # 737C126855
Willie Caton Culpepper, Radioman 2c V6, Serial # 576 02 87
Permanent Address: 402 W. Sabine St, Kilgore, Texas
Entry into service: 10/10/1942 Discharged: December 5,1945
Honorable Discharge, Place of Separation: Camp Wallace, Texas
Address from which employment will be sought: 708 Sue St. Houston, Texas
Home address at time of entry into service: 942 Third, Rosenberg, Texas
Service School, College Station, Tx 16 weeks
SERVICE: (Vessels and Stations Served on):
USNTS San Diego Calif
NTS(Radio) College Station, Texas
US NAB, Fiji, US NAB Nandi, Fiji;
SCTC Terminal Island, Calif
USS PCE 884
USN PSC Camp Wallace, Texas.1,5 
Marriage*24 October 1944 He married Katherine Karleen Rotan at Kerrville, Kerr Co., Texas, on 24 October 1944 at age 19.1
Willie Caton & Katherine Culpepper
Residence*1998 Willie resided at Centerville, Leon Co., Texas, in 1998. 
Photographed*27 November 1998 He was photographed on 27 November 1998 at Christmas Tree farm, Centerville, Leon Co., Texas, at age 73
Thanksgiving 1998 -- includes all but one of their children, spouses and grandchildren. Only one is missing is 3 year old Ethan Henderson.

L-R bottom row: Shirley Culpepper Brook (daughter of Bill & Katherine), Brant Henderson (Shirley's son), Troy Bradshaw (son of Kathy Culpepper McCleney), Jesslyn Bradshaw (daughter of Amber and step-daughter of Troy Bradshaw), Ryan McCleney, Jared McCleney, Taylor Culpepper (son of Tom & Rhonda), Barbara Culpepper Kirkley (daughter of Bill & Katherine)

Next row: Gilbert Brook (Shirley's husband), Kathy Culpepper McCleney (daughter of Bill & Katherine), Brandon Bradshaw held by his mother Amber Bradshaw, Derek Morgan sitting in lap of mother Amber K. Morgan, Shira Brook (Shirley's step daughter), Korrissa Kirkley (short blonde hair, daughter of Barbara Culpepper Kirkley), Caitlin Culpepper (long blonde hair, daughter of John & Barbara), Barbara Culpepper (hands folded, John's wife)

Next row: Chad Henderson (Shirley's son with glasses and short hair), Matthew Culpepper (son of John & Barbara), Tom Culpepper (with cap, son of Bill & Katherine), Shane Morgan holding Ciarra Morgan

Very back row: Lauren Culpepper (Maroon, daughter of Tom & Rhonda), Rhonda Culpepper (dark blue, Tom's wife). John Culpepper (light blue, son of Bill & Katherine) and finally Katherine Culpepper standing with dad Bill Culpepper.1

Willie Caton Culpepper family reunion, 1998
ResidenceJanuary 2004 Willie resided at Madisonville, Madison Co., Texas, in January 2004.1 
Death*13 April 2004 He died at Spring, Harris Co., Texas, on 13 April 2004 at age 78.6,2,1 
Burial*17 April 2004 His body was interred on 17 April 2004 at North Creek Cemetery, Centerville, Leon Co., Texas.6,5 
Biography From Shirley Culpepper Brooks: Actually, dad was in Spring, Harris, Texas at the time of his death.
He was living in a nursing home in Madisonville, Madison, Texas shortly before his death and the will was probated there for that reason. Dad and mom (Katherine) had moved to Madisonville a few months before we lost them. She to assisted living and dad to the nursing home there. The property in Centerville, Leon, Tx was not sold until after they were both gone. From 1946-1986 they lived in Houston, Harris, Texas. From there they moved to Centerville.

They met and married in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas while dad was on leave from the Navy. Dad was home to see his dad (Ralph Harold Culpepper, Sr) who was in the hospital for Tuberculosis, Legion Hospital, Kerr, Tx.
Mom was a waitress and he sat and drank coffee most of the day when she caught his eye. They were engaged in 24 hours, and married in 5 days. The marriage lasted 59 years, until mom's (Katherine) death.

Ralph Harold, his second wife Della, and my uncle George Warren all lived in Kerrville, Kerr at that time (1944-1945)
I know Warren went to school that year at Tivy High School, Kerrville, Kerr, Tx.
Prior to moving to Kerrville, they lived in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Source Excerpt from letters:
Letter from Mrs. R H Culpepper to Willie, "Your dad is in the hospital at Legion, Texas" 5/26/1944.

From: R H Culpepper Box 1068, Kerrville, Tex June 1, 1944 to Willie C Culpepper, RM3/C US NAVY 120, Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif.
"Dear Bill, I just received a letter from mom. She will move our things to Houston and store them and come out to Kerrville, Tex which is just 3 or 4 miles from Legion, Tex, where I am. I am in Vet. Hospital and doing fine. I got here the 19th of May and they haven't found much the matter with me yet, but will be able to tell you more about my care in the next letter or two. I hope to be able to work some more, my old age through.1
Biography* Obituary:
     BILL CULPEPPER, 78, of Centerville, formerly Houston. Services Sat., Apr. 17, 1:00 p.m. at Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas. Interment North Creek Cemetery, Centerville. Visitation Friday 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family present 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Preceded in death by wife, Katherine; daughter, Barbara Kirkley & 2 grandchildren. Retired from Schlumberger. Associated with the American Red Cross. Member of Masonic Lodge & Boy Scouts of America. Owner & operator of Culpepper Electronics & Culpepper Christmas Tree Farm. Former member of Beneke Methodist Church in Houston. Survivors: 2 sons, John & Thomas Culpepper; 2 daughters, Kathy Gunderson & Shirley Brook; 14 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. Walters Funeral Home, Hwy. 75 S., Centerville, TX (903) 536-2551.7 
Biography Obituary:
CENTERVILLE - Services for Willie Caton "Bill" Culpepper, 78, of Centerville and formerly of Houston are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. The Revs. Anthony Cecil and Dwayne Word will officiate. Burial will be in North Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
     Mr. Culpepper died Tuesday in Spring. He was born in Orangefield and attended school in Rosenberg. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived in Houston and worked for Best Radio Service from 1946 to 1951, Perforating Guns Corp. from 1951 to 1953 and Schlumberger Well Services from 1953 until his retirement. He owned Culpepper Electronics and Culpepper Christmas Tree Farm.
     He was a member of several organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, Cade-Rothwell Masonic Lodge No. 1151, Melrose Lodge in Houston, Centerville Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the American Red Cross, the Westfield Road Volunteer Fire Department in Houston and Meals on Wheels.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Karleen Rotan Culpepper. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Alan and Rhonda Culpepper of Houston and John Ralph and Rhonda Culpepper of Centerville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Sue and Rex Gunderson of Spring and Shirley Beth and Gilbert Brook of Florence; a sister, Carey Louise Manire; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.6 

Family

Katherine Karleen Rotan (30 December 1926 - 6 February 2004)
Child
Last Edited11 August 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Willie Caton Culpepper, born 16 Sep 1925 in Orange Co., Texas.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10-26, Sheet #7, Line 61, Horridge St., Vinton, Calcasieu, LA
    Home rented, Amount=$15, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, M, [email protected], MS/GA/GA, Oil Field Laborer, Vet=WW
    Gladys I. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, [email protected], TX/TX/TX, Not employed
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, TX/MS/TX
    Willie C. Culpepper, Son, M, 4, TX/MS/TX
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, 1, TX/MS/TX.
  5. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8750
    North Creek Cemetery, Centerville, Leon Co., TX 75833
    + Willie Caton Culpepper, US NAVY WORLD WAR II, 16 Sep 1925 - 13 Apr 2004.
  6. Bryan-College Station Eagle, Bryan, TX.
    http://www.bcseagle.com/
    Willie Caton Culpepper Obituary, 15 Apr 2004.
  7. The Houston Chronicle, Houston (Harris Co.), TX.
    http://www.chron.com/
    Willie Caton Culpepper Obituary, 15 Apr 2004.
  8. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Barbara Jean Culpepper, Female, born __ 1946 in Harris Co., Texas, child of Willie Caton Culpepper and Katherine Karleen Rotan.

Ralph Harold Culpepper Jr.1,2

M, (14 July 1923 - 1 November 1988)
FatherRalph Harold Culpepper (7 Jun 1899 - 29 Jul 1970)
MotherGladys Iva Rice (5 Jan 1902 - 9 Dec 1960)
Birth*14 July 1923 Ralph was born at Orange, Orange Co., Texas, on 14 July 1923.2 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Ralph, Willie and George was listed as a son in Ralph Harold Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.3 
World War II*between 1941 and 1947 He served in World War II between 1941 and 1947
(U S Navy WW II Standard Service Record of Ralph Harold Culpepper, Jr.:
Ship: Post Demob Sep Act, place of discharge NAS, Alameda, California, 10/25/1947.
Ralph Harold Culpepper, Jr., USN, enlisted Houston, Texas for six years 10/27/41-10/26/47.
Rating: Y1, Date of Birth 7/14/23. Orange, Texas. Honorable discharge.
Service schools completed: General Storekeeper School, Toledo, Ohio.
Medals Awarded: American Defense Medal, America Area, Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific, Philippine Liberation, Good conduct.
Chronological Record of Service:
Ship or Station Date Rating
RS Houston Texas 10/27/41 AS
NTS San Diego Calif 10/30-12/21/41 AS
USN Training School, Ohio 12/24/41-5/14/42 S2
Sea Bks NYD Charleston SC 5/16/42-7/22/44 S1, Y3,Y2
RS SO Annex Nob Norfolk, VA 7/23/44-7/31/44 Y2
RS CNY Navy Yard, SC 8/1-18/44 Y2
USS Baham (AG 71) 8/18/44-7/18/46 Y2, Y1
USS Liguria (AKS 15) 7/19-8/16/46 Y1
RS Pearl Harbor 8/24/46-2/14/47 Y1
Supply Center Pearl Harbor 2/14/47-9/11/47 Y1
PDSA NAS Alameda Calif 9/17-10/25/47 Y1.)1 
Photographed*1942 He was photographed in 1942.1
Ralph H. Culpepper
Ralph H. & mother Gladys (Rice) Culpepper
Death*1 November 1988 He died at Paris, France, on 1 November 1988 at age 65. 
Biography* From Shirley Brook, 16 January 2004:

Ralph left the United States in 1948 to study art in France on the GI Bill of Rights. He never returned to live in United States. Only returning to visit twice before his death. He had tickets for his next visit when he died from a sudden heart attack. His two brothers Bill and Warren went to Paris, France where he was buried. I met Uncle Ralph when he came home that first time in the mid 1980's. He was a kind, gentle man. Excited to see his family after the long years of absence. Welcomed home by all. Ralph became an avid correspondent with the family over the next couple of years. I am proud to have had the chance to get to know him. We miss him still today.

Excerpt from one of his early letters:

Paris 14 August 1954
Dear Katherine and Bill:

"In Switzerland a neighbor bought two paintings, paying most in painting materials, frames, etc." "I did two theater set decorations-which was moderately paid."
"Just before Christmas a Gallery here in Paris who had a picture of mine, sold it to Gene Tierney"

"In Saint Tropey I met the wife of he German Automobile man, OPEL, who bought a small painting, one of my best. She hasn't yet paid me all of the money. I wanted a reserve for later this fall."

"Here in Paris at the small hotel I went to upon arriving, the lady who owned it showed my work to another guest who bought a tiny painting and then she bought two herself. (that I did especially for her, in return for room rent.) I spent a week to contact a collector who likes my work and he and his wife bought a picture for 50,000fr."
Signed: Love to all Ralph
*********************
There are many mentions of sales of paintings and drawings in the letter. He must have painted many paintings over the years. I do not know how he signed his work, but some of what I have seen here, from the early years was signed R. Culpepper, or Ralph Culpepper.
*****************************************
The following is correspondence we received upon his death:

Copied from Telecopy message to Michelle Roturier MPEAA/Paris from S. Frederick Gronich: Dated 11/14/1998 on the death and burial of Ralph Culpepper, Jr.
Please convey my sincerest regrets to Ralph Culpepper's brothers that I cannot be there on this sad occasion. I have worked with Ralph for 30 years and learned to respect his unusual humanity and consideration for others-frequently through personal sacrifice. He was very unique in many ways and I shall personally miss him.


Letter from Motion Picture Export Association of American, Inc. 67, Rue De Miromesnil, 75008 Paris*
43 59 64 86
29 Nov 1988 To: Mr. Willie Caton Culpepper, Mr. George Warren Culpepper, Mrs. Carey Louise Culpepper Manire:
Excerpts:

"Needless to say, we were all very struck by Ralph's death. Although he lived a modest and informal life-style, those who knew him have always been aware of the fact that he was an intelligent, cultured and remarkably generous and self-sacrificing human being. Because of his gentleness and modesty, many of the museums and cultural institutions of Paris greatly respected his knowledge and personal contributions. You have every reason to remember and be proud of this side of his life and contributions. Kindest regards, S. Frederick Gronich"

From Motion Picture Export Association of America, Inc: The following is copy and translation of the articles from the newspaper:(Translation by Babel Vista on Alta Vista.com)

Samedi 12 - Dimanche 13 Novembre 1988
Sa famille d'Amerique tous les collaborateurs de La Motion Picture Export Association of America, ses amis ont la tristesse de vous faire part du deces subit de Ralph Culpepper

La ceremonie religieuse aura lieu en l'eglise americaine 65, quai d'Orsay, Paris (7)le mardi 15 novembre a 10 h 30, suivie de l'inhumation au cimetiere de Montmartre.

Saturday 12 - Sunday November 13, 1988
Its family of America all the collaborators of Motion Picture Export Association of America, his friends have sadness to announce sudden death to you of Ralph Culpepper. The religious ceremony will take place in the church americaine 65, quay of Orsay, Paris (7)le Tuesday November 15 has 10. 30, followed burial to the cemetery of Montmartre.

Vendredi 18 Novembre 1988 Sa famille d'Amerique et tous ses collaborateurs de la Motion Picture Export Association of American, tres sensibles aux marques de sympathie temoignees lors du deces de Ralph CULPEPPER addressent leurs remerciements a tous ceux qui se sont associes a leur peine

Friday November 18, 1988 Its family of America and all her collaborators of Motion Picture Export Association of American very sensitive to the expressions of sympathy temoignees at the time of the death of Ralph CULPEPPER address their thanks to all those which are associate has their sorrow.1
 
Last Edited19 July 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Ralph Harold Culpepper Jr., born 14 Jul 1923 in Orange Co., Texas.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10-26, Sheet #7, Line 61, Horridge St., Vinton, Calcasieu, LA
    Home rented, Amount=$15, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, M, [email protected], MS/GA/GA, Oil Field Laborer, Vet=WW
    Gladys I. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, [email protected], TX/TX/TX, Not employed
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, TX/MS/TX
    Willie C. Culpepper, Son, M, 4, TX/MS/TX
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, 1, TX/MS/TX.

George Warren Culpepper1,2

M, (7 October 1928 - 9 December 1999)
FatherRalph Harold Culpepper2 (7 Jun 1899 - 29 Jul 1970)
MotherGladys Iva Rice2 (5 Jan 1902 - 9 Dec 1960)
Birth*7 October 1928 George was born at Orangefield, Orange Co., Texas, on 7 October 1928.3,2 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Ralph, Willie and George was listed as a son in Ralph Harold Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Texas.3 
Photographed*1943 He was photographed in 1943
wearing brother Bill's uniform. Underage, he tried to join the Navy at least once before they took him. He wanted to find his brother Ralph and eventually did.1
World War II*between 1945 and 1947 He served in World War II between 1945 and 1947
(US Navy.)1 
Military service*between 1947 and 1969 The history of service, George Warren Culpepper, U.S. Navy (as told to Shirley Culpepper Brook, 9/23/98):
Entered the U.S. Navy on November 27, 1945, went to boot camp in San Diego, California, and served during the occupation of forces following WWII, until Feb 1946.
Feb 1946-Sept 1947 served aboard the USS Gendreau DE 639
Honorably Discharged Oct 2, 1947
Re enlisted the US Navy May 1, 1950
May 1950- December 1950 served aboard the USS Yellowstone AD 27
December 1950-June 1953 served aboard the USS Conway DDE 507
June 1953-March 1954 served aboard the USS Serria AD 18, Destroyer Tender
April 1954-October 1955 served aboard the USS Eaton DDE 510
Then to recruiting duty, via PNC1 school in Bainbridge, Maryland until December 1955
January 1956-June 1958 - USN RS, Oklahoma City, Ok (recruiting duty)
July 1958-August 1960 served aboard the USS Thor ARC 4
August 1960-October 1960 submarine school
November 1960 -September 1961 USS Medregal SS480 out of Hawaii
October 1961-March 1962 Nuclear Power School, (Mora Island Navy yard) Vallejo, California
April 1962-November 1962 NPTU, Idaho Falls, Idaho
December 1962-July 1964 USS Swordfish SSN 579
July 1964-December 1966 - FleSubTraFac-Pearl Harbour, Hawaii
January 1967-July 1969-RTC, Great Lakes, Illinois
Retired July 15, 1969 after 22 years of service at the rank of MMCM(SS)USN, Master Chief.1 
Marriage*24 November 1950 He married Lise Marthe Detruit at Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island, on 24 November 1950 at age 22.5 
Divorce*14 November 1952 He and Lise Marthe Detruit were divorced on 14 November 1952 at Harrison Co., Mississippi.6 
Marriage*4 May 1957 He married Mary Lou Livingston at Bartlesville, Washington Co., Oklahoma, on 4 May 1957 at age 28. 
Death*9 December 1999 He died at Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, on 9 December 1999 at age 71.3,7

 
Obituary*12 December 1999 George Warren Culpepper. Born October 7, 1928. Passed away on December 9, 1999. In the hearts and minds of everyone who knew him, he was a mountain. Through the memory of his values of love, understanding, compassion, laughter and everlasting friendship, the mountain will always be there. With his spirit guiding and encouraging us to climb back up and reach the top. George served in the US Navy, retiring after 23 years of service. Survived by 2 children Liz Ellington and husband Larry of Royse City and Mike Culpepper and wife Vicki of Mesquite; 6 grandchildren William, Max, Garrett, Justin, Taylor and Lane; sister Carrie Manire and husband Gill of Houston; brother Bill Culpepper and wife Katherine of Centerville; brother-in-law Teddy Livingston and wife Pam; sister-in-law Peggy Bailey and husband Allen; many close friends, neighbors and a host of Beanie Buddies. Services will be 3:30pm, Monday, December 13, 1999, at RESTLAND WILDWOOD CHAPEL, Rev. John Schuler and Rev Joe Florence officiating. Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until 5:00PM, Sunday, December 12, 1999, at Restland Funeral Home. Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery located on Greenville Avenue 1/2 mile North of LBJ 972-238-7111.8 

Family 1

Lise Marthe Detruit (23 November 1929 - 27 August 2009)

Family 2

Mary Lou Livingston (17 January 1936 - 21 April 1998)
Last Edited22 August 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    George Warren Culpepper, Male, born 7 Oct 1928 in Orange Co., Texas, child of Ralph H. Culpepper and Gladys Eva Rice.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 10-26, Sheet #7, Line 61, Horridge St., Vinton, Calcasieu, LA
    Home rented, Amount=$15, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Head, M, 29, M, [email protected], MS/GA/GA, Oil Field Laborer, Vet=WW
    Gladys I. Culpepper, Wife, F, 28, M, [email protected], TX/TX/TX, Not employed
    Ralph H. Culpepper, Son, M, 6, TX/MS/TX
    Willie C. Culpepper, Son, M, 4, TX/MS/TX
    Warren Culpepper, Son, M, 1, TX/MS/TX.
  5. The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; Marriage Certificate. George Warren Culpepper of U.S.S. Yellowstone (Kilgore, Texas), and Lisa Martha Detruit of 72 Spring Street, Newport, R.I., were by me united in Marriage, at Newport, in said State.
  6. Copy of divorce decree from the Protheroe Family Tree at Ancestry.com.
  7. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    George Warren Culpepper, died 9 Dec 1999 in Dallas Co., TX.
  8. Obituary of George Warren Culpepper from the Dallas Morning New/WFAA Sunday, Dec 12, 1999 http://classifieds.dallasnews.com/new/today/A01.html.

Carey Louise Culpepper1

F, (20 April 1930 - 4 November 2015)
FatherRalph Harold Culpepper (7 Jun 1899 - 29 Jul 1970)
MotherGladys Iva Rice (5 Jan 1902 - 9 Dec 1960)
Birth*20 April 1930 Carey was born at Vinton, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, on 20 April 1930. 
Married Name27 November 1952  As of 27 November 1952, her married name was Manire.2 
Residence*1998 Carey resided at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, in 1998. 
Death*4 November 2015 She died at Houston, Harris Co., Texas, on 4 November 2015 at age 85. 
Obituary*say 6 November 2015 Carey Louise Culpepper Manire, 85, passed away on November 4, 2015.

Survived by her husband of 63 years, Gilbert Manire; her son, Paul Manire; her daughter, Carol Steinmetz and grandson, James Steinmetz.

For 32 years, she was Vice President of the family business. Carey was an avid gardener. She was a Texas Master Gardener of Houston, Texas and a member of the Houston Daylily Society. Later in life she held large caladium sales and was known as "The Caladium Lady" in the neighborhood.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waltrip Funeral Directors.

For those wishing to make a memorial in Carey's honor, contributions may be directed to American Hemerocallis Society. 
Last Edited22 December 2015

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1998-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Shirley Beth Culpepper Brook (#5957), e-mail address.
  2. County Clerk, compiler, Harris Co., TX Marriage License Inquiry System, Harris Co., TX, 2006.
    http://www.cclerk.hctx.net/coolice/default.asp?Category=MarriageLic&Service=ma_inquiry
    Carey Louise Culpepper, F, 22, and Gilbert Roscoe Manire, M, 25, married 27 Nov 1952 in Harris Co., TX.

Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha

M, (circa 1737 - circa 1806)
FatherJoseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC (s 1696 - 1745)
MotherMartha (?) (s 1700 - 24 Jan 1764)
DNA* Sampson has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1737 Sampson was born at Bertie Co., North Carolina, circa 1737. 
Land Grant/Patent21 October 1758 Land was granted to Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha on 21 October 1758 at Anson Co., North Carolina.1 
Marriage*1764 He married Eleanor Gilbert at Anson Co., North Carolina, in 1764. 
Deed8 October 1765 He witnessed a deed grant on 8 October 1765 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book 3, Page 287: ZACHERY PHILLIPS of Anson, to WILLIAM PHILLIPS, JUNR. for £50... land on Goulds fork, granted to sd. ZACHR. 23 Nov 1764... ZACHR. PHILLIPS (SEAL), Wit: WILLIAM THOMPSON, SAMPSON CULPEPPER (X), JAMES UPTON. Recorded according to law. THOS FROHOCK., C.C.2 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Sampson Culpepper, born 1740 in Virginia, died after 1820 (sic) in Georgia, married Eleanor Gilbert, Soldier, Virginia.3
Deed10 July 1776 He granted a deed on 10 July 1776 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book K, Page 485: Sampson Culpepper of Anson, to Patrick Boggan of the same place, for £60 Proclamation Money, 200 acres on the East Branch of Golds Fork of Brown Creek. Wit: John Coleman, James Ray, James Boggan. January Court 1778, proved by John Coleman and ordered to be registered; J. Auld, Clk. Co.2 
Note*1780 It is not clear whether Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha or Sampson Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA is referenced below, so this text has been included in the records of each of two likely Sampsons.

Grant's Fort
     Located in Bourbon County, near Fayette County line and was build in 1779 by Col. John Grand and Capt. William Ellis, the military leader of the Traveling Church, for the use of twenty or thirty families who had come to Bryan Station. A group of sixty Indians from Byrd's war party attacked it in June, 1780, and burned the fort without taking prisoners. Forty men from Bryan's went to their relief and found two men named Stucker and a woman named Mitchell killed. James Ingels, Jr., was born here in November 1779. The fort was rebuilt in 1784 but the Grant family sold to Ingels and moved away. The site is about 1 1/2 miles from Antioch Christian Church near the border of Fayette County. Timothy Peyton was shot by Indians about one-half mile away. James Stark carried him to the fort where he soon died. His name is preserved in "Peyton's Run."
     In a letter written by John Grant, founder of Grant's Station, dated April 24, 1780, to Col. John Todd, delegate at Harrodsburg, he told of those persons who at that time were living in the fort. A list of the names: "John Tamplin, John Jackson, John VanCleave, George Stucker, Samson Culpeper, Stufel Stucker, Philip Drake, Christopher Harris, Wm. VanCleave, Manoah Singleton, Thos. Gilbart, Wm. Liley, Wm. Loving, Robert Harras, Jas. Rowland, Josiah Underwood, Frederick Hunter, Wm. Morrason, James Gray, Henry Millar, Stephen Murphy, Michael Stucker, Esmond Lilley, George Stucker (son), John VanCleave (sons), Samson Hough, Wm. Ellis."
     There were six more at the station that he could not "properly call effective," and about seven he daily expected.

Regarding the presence of Sampson Culpepper in Kentucky, Lew Griffin wrote:
     Surprisingly, there is evidence supporting the presence of BOTH of the early Sampson Culpeppers in Kentucky around this time.
     We definitely know that Sampson, son of Joseph of Edgecombe, spent some time in Kentucky during the Revolutionary period. This is mentioned in an early biography of his son, Congressman John "the Baptist" Culpepper.
     But I also have record of a petition signed by "Virginians" in Kentucky, with Sampson Culpepper being one of the folks who signed. So this might indicate that Sampson Culpepper, son of Robert Culpepper, Jr. also spent some time in Kentucky.
     Or perhaps the Sampson from NC / GA still considered himself a Virginian.
     The two early Sampsons were first cousins.
     So Sampson, son of Joseph (Edgecombe NC) definitely took a look at Kentucky, didn't like it, and ended up in Georgia. Whether his first cousin, Sampson son Robert Jr., was ever in Kentucky, is a bit more speculative. If he was there, he did not stay, either. He died in Norfolk County, VA in the 1790's.4,5 
Tax roll*between 1786 and 1797 Sampson registered to pay taxes. 
Deed*16 August 1788 He witnessed a deed grant on 16 August 1788

Book GG, p. 94. Elijah Cowen to Thomas Wilborn, both of Wilkes Co., for 10 pounds, 53 acres, Clarks Creek, part of a tract granted to Cowen. (signed) Elijah Cowen. Wit: Samson Culpepper, Holman Freeman, J.P. Regd. 14 Sept. 1790.6 
Jury*circa 1790 He served on a jury circa 1790 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,
     Grand Jury.7 
Land Grant/Patent*1791 Land was granted to Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha in 1791 at Washington Co., Georgia,

200 acres.8 
Indian Wars*1794 He served in one of the Creek and Seminole Indian Wars in Wilkinson Co., Georgia, in 1794
(From Sarah Murphy:

Davidson's History of Wilkinson County Part 2, Chapter 9 http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/wilkinson/history/book/wilk2.txt

There is a second Muster Roll for 1794 but only Sampson Culpepper was listed.
This was from: Clark, Murtie June. American Militia in the Frontier Wars, 1790-1796. Baltimore, MD. It is posted on Ancestry but also Google Books.)9 
Land Lottery*1805 Sampson participated in but did not win the land lottery in 1805 at Washington Co., Georgia.10 
Death*circa 1806 He died at Wilkinson Co., Georgia, circa 1806
Sampson is assumed to have died between 1805 and 1807 as his widow was able to enter the 1807 lottery. 
Biography* Sampson Culpepper was the son of Joseph Culpepper, and the grandson of Robert Culpepper of Norfolk Co, VA. He was probably born in Bertie County, NC about 1737. The area became Edgecombe County in 1741. Sampson was about eight years old when his father Joseph died unexpectedly in 1745. His mother, Martha Culpepper, was appointed his guardian, since he was under age 14. We know from his mother's will that he was the youngest son.

Sampson moved to Anson Co. NC with the rest of his family around 1753 or 1754. The Culpeppers appeared in deed records in Anson as early as July 1754. In Oct 1758, Sampson was granted 200 acres in Anson Co. on the S.W. side of Pee Dee River, joining the E. side of Gould's Fork of Brown Creek and both sides of the great fork of said Fork (NC Patent Book 16, p.260). Sampson was about aged 21 at the time, a young bachelor.

Sampson appears in a 1763 Tax List of Anson County, as do his brothers Joseph and John, and his cousins William and Robert. About 1764, Sampson married Eleanor Gilbert. The eldest child was born in 1765. In Mar 1767, Sampson Culpepper bought 62 acres from George Augustus Selwyn. The land was on Long Creek and the waters of Rocky River, and included Sampson's "own improvements," indicating he already lived there (Anson Deed Bk H1-129). In July 1776, Sampson sold the 200 acres he had acquired in 1758 to Patrick Boggan (Anson Deed Bk K, p.485).

Sampson Culpepper was probably a Patriot during the Revolutionary War, as indicated by one or more of the following Revolutionary War Pay Vouchers, for services rendered:

No. 847 - State of North Carolina, Auditors Office for the lower board of Salisbury District, 6th Sept 17_. This may certify that Sampson Culpepper exhibited his claim and was allowed Twenty-two Pounds, Five shillings and no Pence. /s/ John Ault, Stephen Miller.

No. 483 - State of North Carolina, Auditors Office for the Counties of Anson, Montgomery & Richmond. September 3rd 1782. This may certify that Sampson Culpepper exhibited his claim & was allowed Twenty-three Pounds Two Shillings no Pence. /s/ Stephen Mills, Thos. Chiles. Received the 23 d of April 1787 of John Richardson the above paid in full. /s/ Wm. (W) Culpepper. His mark.

No. 793. State of North Carolina, Auditors Office for the lower board of Salisbury District, 6th September 1782. This may certify that Sampson Culpepper exhibited his claim and was allowed Eight Shillings no Pence. /s/ John Auld, Thos Chiles.

This writer has photocopies of the above three pay vouchers, but not the exact references to their location in the NC Archives.

The following two vouchers are found in the book by Weynette Parks Haun, "North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Secretary of State, Treasurer's & Comptroller's Papers, Vol. V, Vol. VI, Part IV."

No. 953. S. Culpepper, found in Vol. V, book 178, which is "An accot. of Cloathing Currency and Specie Certificates sent to the Commissioners at New York by the Comptroller of Public Accounts of the State of North Carolina, May 1790. Note that vouchers of this description were for uniforms for soldiers in the Continental Line, the costs of which were reimbursed by the Federal Government in New York. So this is proof that a Sampson Culpepper served in the Continental line.

No. 1456. S. Culpepper, found in Vol. VI, book 24. This writer does not know the nature or purpose of this pay voucher.
.Note that one or more of these five vouchers may apply to another Sampson Culpepper, who was the son of this Sampson's brother John, and who was also in this area at this time. It is not clear, however, that this younger Sampson was old enough to have served. The signatures on all the vouchers need to be examined.

After the Revolutionary War, Sampson moved to Wilkes Co., GA., joining his brother Joseph who was already there. Sampson was there prior to Aug 1788, when he witnessed a deed of Elijah Clark (Wilkes Co. Deed Bk GG, p.94). He was listed as a Grand Juror in Wilkes Co. about 1789.

In Jul 1791, Sampson, now about 54 years old, was granted 200 acres in Washington Co. bounded on the northeast by John Culpepper (Register of Grants Bk. UUU, p. 596). Washington Co. was formed in 1784 from the Creek cession of November 1783.

Sampson and other Culpeppers were in Washington Co. at the time of the drawing for the 1805 Land Lottery. Sampson had two draws, both blank. In 1807 Laurens Co. was formed from Washington, and Sampson's land probably fell in Laurens County.

Sampson's wife, Eleanor entered the 1807 lottery, and she could not have done that unless she was a widow. Therefore, Sampson must have died after the 1805 but before the 1807 lottery.5 

Family

Eleanor Gilbert (25 April 1745 - 19 July 1823)
Children
Last Edited30 April 2012

Citations

  1. 21 Oct 1758 -- Patent Book 16, page 260. Samson Culpepper.
  2. Brent H. Holcomb, compiler, Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1980.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=49032
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  4. Rootsweb Mailing List, Ancestry.com.
    http://lists.rootsweb.com/
    ROBINSON List
    Subject: [ROBINSON] George Robinson in KY (Kentucky Archives continued).
  5. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  6. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
  7. Wilkes Co. Papers, p. 185.
  8. References: L-303.
  9. E-mail written 1977 - 2011 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Sara Hodnett Murphy [ID:20147], e-mail address.
  10. 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.

Eleanor Gilbert1

F, (25 April 1745 - 19 July 1823)
FatherJohn Gilbert (c 1717 - a 1767)
MotherElizabeth Saunders (c 1715 - b 1750)
Birth*25 April 1745 Eleanor was born at Surry Co., Virginia, on 25 April 1745. 
Marriage*1764 She married Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha at Anson Co., North Carolina, in 1764. 
Married Name1764  As of 1764, her married name was Culpepper. 
Land Lottery*1807 She had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1807 at Washington Co., Georgia,
Drew Lot 297-9 in Wilkinson Co., GA as "Elender Culpepper."2 
(free wh female 45 +) 1820 Census7 August 1820 Eleanor was probably a free white female, age 45 or over, in Joseph Mallory Culpepper of Houston Co., GA's household, on the 1820 Census at Wilkinson Co., Georgia.3 
Death*19 July 1823 She died at Wilkinson Co., Georgia, on 19 July 1823 at age 78. 

Family

Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha (circa 1737 - circa 1806)
Children
Last Edited26 September 2005

Citations

  1. Louise Tompkins Wynn and Charles Arthur Wynn Jr., A Family History of the Tompkins and Keas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and Other Related Lines, Decorah, Iowa: The Anundsen Publishing Co..
  2. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., compiler, The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of GeorgiaGeorgia Genealogical Reprints.
  3. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 220, Wilkinson Co., GA
    Joseph Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+.

John Gilbert1

M, (circa 1717 - after 1767)
FatherWilliam Gilbert (s 1687 - b 1749)
MotherJoanna Cooper (s 1689 - a 1749)
Birth*circa 1717 John was born circa 1717. 
Marriage*circa 1740 He married Elizabeth Saunders at Surry Co., Virginia, circa 1740. 
Death*after 1767 He died after 1767. 
Biography*  (an unknown value.) 

Family

Elizabeth Saunders (circa 1715 - before 1750)
Child
Last Edited22 January 2007

Citations

  1. Louise Tompkins Wynn and Charles Arthur Wynn Jr., A Family History of the Tompkins and Keas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and Other Related Lines, Decorah, Iowa: The Anundsen Publishing Co..

Elizabeth Saunders1

F, (circa 1715 - before 1750)
Birth*circa 1715 Elizabeth was born at Virginia circa 1715. 
Marriage*circa 1740 She married John Gilbert at Surry Co., Virginia, circa 1740. 
Married Namecirca 1740  As of circa 1740, her married name was Gilbert. 
Death*before 1750 She died at Surry Co., Virginia, before 1750. 

Family

John Gilbert (circa 1717 - after 1767)
Child
Last Edited22 January 2007

Citations

  1. Louise Tompkins Wynn and Charles Arthur Wynn Jr., A Family History of the Tompkins and Keas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and Other Related Lines, Decorah, Iowa: The Anundsen Publishing Co..

Myrtle Busick

F, (circa 1884 - after 1948)
Birth*circa 1884 Myrtle was born at Arkansas circa 1884.1 
Married Namecirca 1917  As of circa 1917, her married name was Culpepper. 
Marriage*circa 1917 She married Finch W. Culpepper circa 1917.1 
(Wife) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Myrtle was listed as Finch W. Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Rison, Cleveland Co., Arkansas.1 
Death*after 1948 She died after 1948. 

Family

Finch W. Culpepper (March 1874 - 29 December 1948)
Last Edited13 March 2004

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED13-12, Sheet #6-A, Page 230, No street addresses, Rison, Cleveland County, AR
    Home owned, Value=$1000, Radio=No, Farm=No
    Finch W Culpepper, Head, M, 56, [email protected], AR/GA/AL, Timber Contractor, Vet=No
    Myrtle B Culpepper, Wife, F, 45, M, [email protected], AR/MS/MS, Not employed.

Richard Adrian Culpepper1

M, (6 January 1913 - 30 March 1992)
FatherRichard Howard Culpepper (16 Aug 1889 - 24 Mar 1948)
MotherSallie Maude Sanders (4 Aug 1893 - 1 Jul 1914)
Birth*6 January 1913 Richard was born at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 6 January 1913.2 
1920 Census*1 January 1920 Richard was listed as a nephew of Walker J. and Mattie Johnson (who are otherwise unknown) on the 1920 Census at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Mississippi.2 
Marriage*circa 1941 He married Evelyn Causey circa 1941. 
Death*30 March 1992 He died at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 30 March 1992 at age 79.2 

Family

Evelyn Causey (2 October 1913 - 4 December 1987)
Last Edited3 October 2008

Citations

  1. Levin E. Culpepper, The Descendants of Joseph Culpepper who died in 1816, in Jackson County, Georgia, P. O. Box 5511, Meridian, MS 39302-5511: Lauderdale County Dept. of Archives & History, 1990's.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 46, Page 4A, Lines 17-19, 1312 34th Ave, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS (5 Jan 1920)
    Walker J. Johnson, Head, M, Wh, 27, md, MS/MS/MS, house painter
    Mattie Johnson, Wife, F, Wh, 28, md, AL/AL/AL
    Adrian Culpepper, Nephew, M. Wh, 6, sng, AL/MS/AL.

Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman

M, (10 April 1765 - January 1841)
FatherSampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha (c 1737 - c 1806)
MotherEleanor Gilbert (25 Apr 1745 - 19 Jul 1823)
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*10 April 1765 John was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, on 10 April 1765. 
American Revolution*circa 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War circa 1783
(He may have served in the Revolutionary War, perhaps in Georgia where he lived for a while before 1784. He said in 1820 that "he knew what it was to be a soldier himself, and to serve when a morsel of bread was a luxury.")1 
Marriage*1788 He married Mary Yarbrough at Montgomery Co., North Carolina, in 1788. 
Deed*13 April 1793 He was granted a deed on 13 April 1793 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 2, p. 404: 13 Apr 1793 Frederick Carlock, planter, to John Culpepper for £40, 92 acres on the head of Nobody's Branch joining Lofton, Robert Hill, and William Waggoner, a grant dated 7 Aug 1787. Witnesses: George Carlock and Jno. Yarbrough. Proven Oct 1797.2 
Deed16 September 1796 He was granted a deed on 16 September 1796 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 2, p. 496: 16 Sep 1796 Frederick Carlock to John Culpepper for £150, 200 acres on the Back Branch of Cold Water Creek including his other improvements joining Isaac Loftin, William Townsend, Peter Rape, and William McCraw, being a Grant dated 2 Nov 1784. Witnesses: Frederick Plyler, James McGraw. Proven: Apr 1798.2 
Deed23 January 1799 He granted a deed on 23 January 1799 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 3, p. 78: 23 Jan 1799 John Culpepper to David Cline, taylor, for $300, 200 acres on the Back Branch of Cold Water Creek including the plantation where Frederick Carlock, Sr. formerly lived except for a small piece taken off the upper end to run with Robert Lee, Isaac Lofton, James McGraw and William Townsend and William Wagner. Witnesses: George Corzine, John Underwood. Proven: Jan 1799.2 
Deed15 July 1799 He granted a deed on 15 July 1799 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 3, p.172: 15 Jul 1799 John Culpepper, Attorney for John Keiser of Knoxville to George Keiser of Cabarrus Co. NC for $50, 25 acres on the South side of Rocky River joining Peter Keiser. Witnesses: James Bridges, Hugh Patterson, Jurat. Proven: Oct 1799.2 
Deed16 August 1799 He witnessed a deed grant on 16 August 1799 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 3, p. 222: 16 Aug 1799 Robert Smith and Robert W. Smith to George Corzine for £97.10, 78 acres on the waters of Irish Buffelow Creek joining Alexander Forgueson [sic] and James Morrison, part of a plantation since sold by Smith to Jacob Hudson. Witnesses: John Culpepper, Joseph Gray. Proven: Jan 1800.2 
Deed18 January 1800 He was granted a deed on 18 January 1800 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book F, Page 215: James Sparks and wife Sarah, power of attorney to John Culpepper to act on their behalf regarding the estate of John Lynch, Sarah's brother. Witnesses: Henry Marshall, James Marshall. Signed: James (X) Sparks, Sarah (X) Sparks. Recorded January 1800. 
1800 Census4 August 1800 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified are 1 M10-16 and 1 F0-10. Rev. John Culpepper appears to have been enumerated in both Cabarrus and Anson Counties in 1800..3 
1800 Census*4 August 1800 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M10-16. Also, it is not clear if a F26-45 was recorded. There should be 1 for Mary Yarborough..4 
1810 Census*6 August 1810 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but not otherwise identified are 1 M0-10, 2 M16-26, 2 F10-16.5 
Marriage*27 May 1828 He married Abigail (?) at Montgomery Co., Maryland, on 27 May 1828 at age 63.6 
1830 Census*1 June 1830 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Montgomery Co., North Carolina.7 
Letter/Message Text*5 July 1838 The following is a letter from the Rev. Mr. Culpepper, of North Carolina, to James Yarbrough, of Alabama, Marengo County, who has had the pastoral care of Mount Pleasant Church, in the Flat settlement, for a number of years; but has recently rent himself from her, declaring non-fellowship with all benevolent institutions of the day.

Beverly, July 5, 1838

Dear Brother:

I have the pleasure of informing you, that I and my friends in these regions are generally well. My children are scattered to different states: Benjamin, the eldest, is in Tennessee, on the Fork Deer River; he has a wife and seven or eight children, and is said to be doing well. --Nancy is a widow, with five children, and has removed to Sumter county, near you. John is living in Malborough District, South Carolina, and has six children he spends nearly all his time in preaching, and is considered a useful preacher. E.A. Culpeper, I am informed, went to Texas, and returned to Louisiana and has settled himself.

We have had good times in Anson, for several years. The Baptists have increased two or three hundred fold; they have ten framed Meeting Houses in Anson, and have moved on in great love and harmony, until of late; but an unfortunate division has taken place -- perhaps one fifth of the Baptists in North Carolina, have broken off from the rest, and will have no fellowship with any who hold with the Bible Society, Missionary Society, Sabbath School, or Temperance Society". This division, like the "East wind", has blasted some of our prospects. Few have joined them of late. The Bear Creek Associateion, in Montgomery, Anson, Rowan and Cabarrus, has ten churches. They have baptized but one person in the last year, and that was a negro woman, who lived and professed to have got religion near the Brown Creek Meeting House amongst us. They are really like Pharoah's [sic] lean kine, andcome "thin and blasted with the East wind." -- All the old preachers you know in the country and most of the young intelligent young ones, are on the Missionary or effort side, and your brother, William A. Morris, is amongst them. He and myself have a Temperance meeting yesterday at Brown Creek Meeting House; we had ninety members before, and seven joined yesterday, and I hope the cause of God and good morals are gaining though iniquity abounds, and the love of some is waxing cold.

We hear that a division has taken place among you, and it is reported that you are on the Anti-Missionary side. I desire to hope that it is not so, but ear that it is. I now desire to call your attention to a few facts. In 1790 or '92 a few Baptist preachers, John Rippon, John Ryland, Samuel Pearce, Andrew Fuller, and other sin England, set apart the first Monday evening in every month as a time of special prayer to God, to revive religion in their own souls and in the Churches, and send the Gospel to the Heather. In June 1793, they sent out John Thomas and William Carey to Hindoston, to preach to the Hindoos; and others have since followed and joined them. Claudius Buchanan, a young disciple of John Newton's and a preacher in the Church of England some years, went chaplain to the Indies; he there became acquainted with out Baptist brethren, and caught the Missionary flame, and travelled extensively in that country, and then returned to England, and preached and published his "Star in the East".

A few young Prebyterians or Congregationalists, in New England, read his "Star in the East", and caught the same flame, (call it wild-fire, or what you please), and in 1812, A. Judson, Samuel Newel, S. Hall, S. Nott, and Luther Rice, sailed for the Indies. Two of the, A. Judson, and Luther Rice became Baptists. Judson and his wife traveled to Burmah [sic], and Rice returned to American [sic] and travelled and spread the news; and in 1814, the Baptists met in Philadelphia to the number of perhaps thirty, including Baldwin, Furman, Staughton, and others, (more than two-thirds of whom are gone to reap their reward.) and formed a Missionary Society, and "The Baptist Board of Foreign Missions"; and have been from then till now sending out preachers and raising money to support them. In 1815, the Sandy Creek Association, the oldest in the State, and the third in the Union -- Philadelphia being the first and Charleston the second, and we the third; appointed Robert T. Daniel, corresponding Secretary to the Baptist Board of foreign Missions; John Culpeper, Messenger to the general meeting. In 1816, the newly formed Pee Dee Association adopted the same course and appointed J. Culpeper Corresponding Secretary to the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, and Messenger to the general meeting. I have been travelling agent for the board some few years, and am well acquainted with the progress of the Missionary cause.

I, last April, went to Philadelphia, when nearly four hundred Baptists met and formed a bible Society. I am now old, and have spent the present year almost entirely in Anson. Our English and American brethren have sent out preachers to Hindoston, to Burmah, and elsewhere, and they have translated the Scriptures into about thirty languages, and they are now printing and circulating the Scriptures in many languages and preaching the Gospel amongst the Hindoos, Burmans, Chinese, Carens, Siamese and in many other nations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and preachers are going to and fro. The use of Missionaries to do the work formerly done by land, require [sic] much time to spend in travelling and preaching, and abandoning the use of ardent spirits, enabled to raise money and spread the Gospel. The Missionary Baptists in America, raise the last year, for printing and distributing the Bible, $35,714.66; for Foreign Missions, more than $63,000; for Home Missions, more than $15,000; for Tracts, more than $10,000, and large sums for building Meeting Houses, Schools, and Colleges -- and as we can now travel by railroads, and steam boats, and ships, so rapidly, we hope the time is near "when the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Isa. xi ch. "And from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, God's name shall be great amongst the gentiles; and when in every place incense shall be offered to his name". Mal. I ch. And now my dear Brother, in view of these things, let me say to you, if through the want of information on these subjects, you and any of your family have honestly opposed these benevolent plans, and thought you were doing God's service, recollect Saul of Tarsus, "Verily, thought he ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus". If you are on the Lord's side, persevere (for as much as your labor is not in vain in the Lord), for as sure as God is in heaven and his word is true, so sure the effort Baptists are doing God's work. As I never expect to see you again in time, but shall surely meet you at the bar of God; till then, I bid you an affectionate farewell.

J. Culpeper.8 
Death*January 1841 He died at Society Hill, Darlington District, South Carolina, in January 1841 at age 75.9 
Burial*January 1841 His body was interred in January 1841 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, Darlington Co., South Carolina.9 
Obituary25 March 1841 Death of the Rev. John Culpepper, Sen. -- We learn that this venerable Minister of the Gospel, of the Baptist denomination, died at Gum Branch, Darlington District, S. C., on the 16th ult. in the 76th year of his age. He was a native of Anson County, N. C. and his life has been a remarkably eventful one. --
Without the advantanges of Education, his natural vigor of intellect enabled him to acquit himself well in the very dissimilar capacities of Minister of the Gospel and Member of Congress and the State Legislature. He was several times elected to Congress from this District, till in 1830 he declined further political life, and has been assiduously engaged in his Ministerial duties ever since. In early life he distinguished himself in the Indian Wars in Georgia, and in all his life, what his judgment dictated, he did with his might. From the Fayetteville Observer.10 
Obituary* DEATH OF ELDER JOHN CULPEPER, SEN.

In a subsequent column will be found an obituary notice on the demise of this venerable and highly respected servant of Christ. To say that we have been shocked and pained by the intelligence thus imparted would be but a terrible expression of our feelings on the ??We had witnessed the decline in our aged brother's health and had heard of his more recent and growing infirmities, but we were not prepared this suddenly to receive the tidings of his death. Still, however, it is our duty to acquiesce to the dispensations of Providence, believing that what has thus been an occasion of regret to us must prove a source of unspeakable advantage to our departed brother.Our acquaintance with brother -- we should perhaps rather say -- father Culpeper, has been of comparatively recent origin. We believe the first time we ever saw him, was when our convention met at Reeves'(?) Chapel, perhaps in the year 1830(?) or 31(?). Since then our acquaintance with him has been intimate, and to us unusually pleasant. We never failed to meet him at our annual sessions, until last year, when our friend was absent on account of disease. We doubt if any member of our convention would have been more ?? than with Elder Culpeper. Sure we are that no one has been more ardently attached to our institution or has delivered a finer spirit while attending them or , considering his ability, has contributed more liberally to their support than our departed brother. It used to be a favorite saying of his, when he would find that his views on a particular point were not likely to be approved by his brethren - that if they would not go with him, he would be certain to go with them - meaning that there should be no lack of any cooperation on his part because his brethren and himself did not have to think alike. There is one aspect of the last days of our deceased brother, which cannot be looked at without regret, and which ought not to be looked at by our denomination in this state without self reproach. We allude to the melancholy fact, as has been reported to use, that he was entirely dependent on his friends for even the comforts of life. Strange that a minister of the gospel should spend a long life in the survice of the churches, and should find himself in old age without even a place to lay his head. Such however is the legitimate fruit of that doctrine still prevalent among our people - that our preachers should rely on the charities of the churches for a support - that, to receive a salary for preaching is to preach for money - and that, to demand a support while preaching as a just compensation for value received, is worse than Simony. Such doctrines are no doubt exceedingly palatable to the avaricious members of our churches, and serve admirably as a hobby for certain of our secular clergy to rind into popular favor, but they can never bring much prosperity to Zion, nor much glory to the head of the Curch. Of this all may be assured - doctrines, the legitimate tendency of which is to leave the poor old worn out minister without a place of his own, on which to lay his dying head, can never be of God, nor can its practice ever conduce to the extension of religion in the earth.11 
Biography1859 Elder Culpeper was born in Anson county, N.C. in A.D. 1764. His father's name was Samson Culpeper, a man of moderate means. John, his son, was in school only three months. After his marriage and the birth of four of his children, he spent four months reading Latin. This was all the schooling that he ever received. When young John was about twenty years of age, his father moved to Georgia. Here John soon became acquainted with Elder Silas Mercer. Under his ministry he embraced religion and was soon afterward baptized by him. He soon began to preach with an earnestness and success that have seldom been exceeded. He soon returned to N.C. and preached in the churches of the Sandy Creek Association, which then reached to Pee Dee river. Extensive revivals accompanied his preaching wherever he went. He continued these labors with undiminished zeal and effect for several years. In the meantime, his popularity became so great, that his misguided friends urged him to become a candidate for Congress, as the only means of preventing the reelection of the then incumbent, who was particularly distasteful to the voters in that part of the district. To this course unhappily he yielded; and most of his after-life was spent in politics. In Congress he obtained a distinguished reputation for consistence, firmness, and disinterested devotion to the interest of his country. During this time he continued to preach the true doctrine of the gospel, but it was with greatly diminished zeal and success. About ten or twelve years before his death, he retired from political life, and devoted himself to the ministry with considerable zeal and some success, but far short of his earlier laborsFor several years he was agent of the Baptist State Convention of N.C. He was a man of great energy of character, his motto was "wear out, but never rust out."Previous to the division of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association, Elder Culpeper was, for a number of years, one of the most efficient ministers of the association. Afterward, he was a leading minister in the Pee Dee Association. In the 76th year of his age, in the strong exercise of an unwavering faith, a the home of his son, Elder John Culpeper, jr., in Darlington District, S.C., Elder Culpeper died; and was buried in the grave-yard at Society Hill. A the head of his grave may be seen a plain but nice marble slab, with a suitable inscription. His son, John Culpeper, is now laboring in the ministry, in South Carolina, with real zeal and efficiency.12 
Biography* The following biography of John Culpepper appeared in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, by William S. Powell:

John Culpepper, Baptist clergyman and Federalist congressman, son of Sampson Culpepper, was born near Wadesboro in Anson County, in the area later made into Montgomery County.

Nothing is known of his personal life, although one reference indicates that he may have served in the Revolutionary War, perhaps in Georgia where he lived for a while before 1784. He said in 1820 that "he knew what it was to be a soldier himself, and to serve when a morsel of bread was a luxury."

He attended local schools and was ordained in the Sandy Creek Association some time prior to 1812. It is probable that he preached at Meadow Branch Church in Union County, where he acquired a reputation as a "great evangelist." By 1815 the number of Baptist congregations had increased, and the new Pee Dee Association, to which Culpepper belonged for the remainder of his life, was created. At the 1816 meeting of the Sandy Creek Association, he was the guest preacher, using as his text for the opening discourse Hebrews 4:16.

Unconcerned over the issue of separation of church and state, Culpepper ran for the General Assembly of North Carolina and was elected as one of the two Anson County representatives in 1801. His service was not remarkable; he favored the calling of a constitutional convention for revision of the state constitution, and he favored stricter laws to regulate gambling. On the last day of the session, however, he and two other clerical members were challenged by the House of Commons on the basis of having violated Section 31 of the constitution, which forbade practicing clergy to hold office in the General Assembly. His seat was thereupon declared vacant, he was awarded all his back pay, and a new election in Anson County was called.

This event did not discourage him, for in 1807 he ran for Congress as a Federalist against Duncan McFarland and won in a contested election. McFarland appealed to the House of Representatives, which, after taking testimony evidencing such irregularities as an insufficient number of judges and failure to administer proper oaths to election officials, declared the seat vacant but would not award it to McFarland. A new election returned Culpepper again, whereupon he took his seat and began the first of six terms in Congress (1807-9, 1813-17, 1819-21, 1823-25, 1827-29).

Philosophically, Culpepper was more nearly an Old Jeffersonian than a Federalist. As he himself stated, he "had always been independent enough to disregard precedents in his course, and he should continue to do so." He stood with the Federalists in opposition to the War of 1812, averring his willingness to support a defensive war but never a war "for the purpose of invasion of Canada." He voted against the Loan Bill of 1814 in a lengthy speech, referring to "this premature, this ill-advised, this miserably conducted war......"

Culpepper did not follow the nationalist surge that ensued at the close of the war. He voted against the charter of the second Bank of the United States and against the protective tariffs of 1816, 1824, and 1828. Although he initially supported an appropriation for roads and canals, by 1824 he also opposed these expenditures, on the grounds of invasion of states rights. He did not hesitate to vote for appropriations that would benefit the "little man," supporting pensions for all Revolutionary War soldiers, for instance, and salary increases for government clerks.

Although it is not known if he was a slave holder, Culpepper supported the institution. During the 1820 struggle over the admission of Missouri, he voted consistently for slavery in the new state but was willing to support its prohibition north of 36 degrees 30 minutes. Further, he opposed an authorization for the president to negotiate with foreign countries to abolish the African slave trade, and he also objected to the use of resolutions in the House as vehicles for abolitionist propaganda.

To some, the country preacher was good only for "log-rolling or corn shucking." Indeed, once the members of the House walked off the floor in the midst of a Culpepper speech. To others, he "was deemed a man of sound sense, but not brilliant, useful rather than showy." Not a wealthy man, he did not consider himself able to serve in Congress without adequate compensation. "My family are to be provided for, and I shall vote for the compensation I deem just, and use my wages to support myself, to pay my debts, to support my family, etc., just as I would the avails of my labor on my farm, or any where else...."

His socioeconomic status and his views are generally Jeffersonian, and it must remain a mystery why he called himself a Federalist. Following the end of his sixth term he retired; he died twelve years later, at the age of eighty, at the home of a son in Darlington County, SC. He was buried in the Welch Neck Church cemetery at Society Hill, SC.13 
Biography The following is from the online "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress"

CULPEPPER, John, a Representative from North Carolina;born near Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., in 1761;attended the public schools; became a minister in the BaptistChurch; presented credentials as a Federalist Memberelectto the Tenth Congress and served from March 4, 1807,until January 2, 1808, when the seat was declared vacantas the result of a contest on account of alleged irregularities;subsequently reelected to fill the vacancy declared by theHouse of Representatives and served from February 23,1808, to March 3, 1809; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenthand Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March3, 1817); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1816 tothe Fifteenth Congress; elected to the Sixteenth Congress(March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); unsuccessful candidate forreelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress; elected tothe Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825);unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the NineteenthCongress; elected to the Twentieth Congress (March4, 1827-March 3, 1829); declined to be candidate for reelectionin 1828 and retired from public life; died at the residenceof his son in Darlington County, S.C. in January1841; interment in the cemetery at Society Hill, S.C.14 

Family 1

Mary Yarbrough (circa 1769 - 5 February 1827)
Children

Family 2

Abigail (?) (say 1770 - )
Last Edited6 February 2014

Citations

  1. Biography of John Culpepper from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, by William S. Powell.
  2. Cabarrus Co., NC Deed Book transcribed by Lew Griffin.
  3. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 686, Ancestry.com Image 11, Unknown Township, Cabarrus Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45.
  4. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 218, Ancestry.com Image 21, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, ? F26-45 (Not clear if anyone recorded or not).
  5. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 5, Ancestry.com Image 2, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 4 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 4 slaves.
  6. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
    from a book of newspaper abstracts found at the LDS library in Salt Lake City by Lew Griffin.
  7. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 094, Ancestry.com image 59-60, Unknown Township (West), Montgomery Co., NC
    Alexander Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 3 slaves
    John Culpepper, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70, 0 slaves.
  8. This letter from John Culpeper originally appeared in the Family Visitor, published in Wetumpka, Alabama. It was later reprinted in the Marengo Gazette (NC) and then in the Biblical Recorder (NC). Transcribed by Keith Smith.
  9. Old Darlington District Chapter, compiler, Old Darlington District Cemetery Survey, Vol. I, Hartsville, SC: SC Genealogical Society, 1993, Repository: Hartsville SC Genealogical Research Library.
    Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, Darlington Co., SC
    302. Thomas R. Culpepper, died 8 Jun 1856, age 18 years
    303. B. F. C.
    304. S. P. C.
    305. Broken stone
    306. Rev. John Culpepper, died Jan 1841, age 76 yrs. Preach for 54 yrs.
    + from an earlier survey: Catherine E. Culpeper, died Mar 1845, age 9 years.
  10. From the South Carolina Temperance Advocate (Columbia, SC) Thursday,March 25, 1841, Issue 38, column D, courtesy of Barbara Dayhuff.
  11. Biblical Recorder, North Carolina, 1841, transcribed by Keith Smith.
  12. Elder George W. Purefoy, A History of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association From Its Organization in AD 1758 to AD 1858, 1859.
  13. William Stevens Powell, Dictionary of North Carolina Biography (6 volumes), Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1979-1996, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.6 D36d.
  14. Biographical Directory of the US Congress, Office of the Historian, retrieved 2005.
    http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp

Rev. John Alexander Culpeper

M, (9 December 1800 - 26 March 1873)
FatherRev. John Culpepper US Congressman (10 Apr 1765 - Jan 1841)
MotherMary Yarbrough (c 1769 - 5 Feb 1827)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Rev. John Alexander Culpeper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*9 December 1800 John was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, on 9 December 1800.1 
(free wh male 0-10) 1810 Census6 August 1810 Evan and John was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's household on the 1810 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but not otherwise identified are 1 M0-10, 2 M16-26, 2 F10-16.2 
Marriage*circa 1828 He married Catherine Pinkney Russell at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1828.3 
1840 Census*1 June 1840 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for is 1 Female 30-40.)4 
1850 Census*1 June 1850 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Darlington District, South Carolina.5 
1860 Census*1 June 1860 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Darlington District, South Carolina.6 
1870 Census*1 June 1870 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Darlington Co., South Carolina.7 
Death*26 March 1873 He died at Timmonsville, Darlington Co., South Carolina, on 26 March 1873 at age 72.1 
Burial*circa 28 March 1873 His body was interred circa 28 March 1873 at Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington Co., South Carolina.1 
Obituary*say 30 March 1873 Death of a Prominent Baptist Minister -- The Religious Herald announces the death, on the 26th of March of the Rev. John Culpepper (sic), in the 73rd year of his age, at Simmonsville (sic), S. C. Mr. Culpepper, filled worthily for a great many years, a conspicuous place in his denomination in South Carolina, and was universally esteemed as a wise and useful man. The cause of Temperance in the States was largely indebted to his efficient labors in its behalf, His last were were: "All is bright beyond the river."8 

Family

Catherine Pinkney Russell (8 December 1807 - 11 December 1883)
Children
Last Edited28 May 2017

Citations

  1. Old Darlington District Chapter, compiler, Darlington District Cemetery Survey, Vol. II, Hartsville, SC: SC Genealogical Society, 1994, Repository: Hartsville SC Genealogical Research Library.
    Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington Co., SC
    Mrs. C. P. Culpepper, wife of Rev. John Culpeper, 8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883
    Rev. John Culpeper, 9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873
    Charles M. Culpeper, died 9 May 1860, age 14 yrs, 11 mos & 17 days.
  2. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 5, Ancestry.com Image 2, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 4 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 4 slaves.
  3. Anson County NC Wills 1829 - 1848, Vol. B, pp. 34-35.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Darlington District, SC
    John Culpepper, Jr., page 8, 3 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F30-40, 1 Free Colored, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, page 9, 1 M10-15, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Henry Culpepper, page 9, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70
    James H. Culpepper, page 9, 1 M0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 0 slaves.
  5. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 269A-B, Family 405, Second Division, Darlington District, SC
    Rev. J.  Culpepper, 49, M, Farmer, $1290, NC
    Catharine Culpepper, 42, F, NC
    Wm. A. Culpepper, 18, M, NC
    Rosannah Culpepper, 20, F, NC
    Jas. F. Culpepper, 16, M, NC
    Jno. H. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Thos. R. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Robt. D. Culpepper, 10, M, SC
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 8, M, SC
    Andr. F. Culpepper, 6, M, SC
    Chr. M. Culpepper, 5, M, SC
    Lucy Rupey, 47, M, SC.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 392-393, Family 364, Darlington Court House PO, Darlington District, SC
    Jno. Culpepper, 59, M, Bapt. Minister, $700/$--, NC
    C. P. Culpepper, 52, F, NC
    R. D. Culpepper, 20, M, SC.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 614A, Family 62, Timmonsville, Darlington Co., SC
    Rev. J. Culpepper, 70, M, Clergyman, NC
    Cath. P. Culpepper, 62, F, NC
    Joseph Journigan, 20, M, Studying Medicine, SC
    + black servant: Frankie James.
  8. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 37470705.

Rev. Benjamin Culpepper

M, (circa 1792 - circa 1856)
FatherRev. John Culpepper US Congressman (10 Apr 1765 - Jan 1841)
MotherMary Yarbrough (c 1769 - 5 Feb 1827)
DNA* Benjamin has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1792 Benjamin was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1792. 
(free wh male 0-10) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Benjamin and Charles was probably a free white male, under 10 years old, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's houseshold on the 1800 Census at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified are 1 M10-16 and 1 F0-10. Rev. John Culpepper appears to have been enumerated in both Cabarrus and Anson Counties in 1800..1 
(free wh male 0-10) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Benjamin and Charles was probably a free white male, under 10 years old, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's houseshold on the 1800 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M10-16. Also, it is not clear if a F26-45 was recorded. There should be 1 for Mary Yarborough..2 
(free wh male 10-16) 1810 Census6 August 1810 Charles and Benjamin was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 16, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's household on the 1810 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but not otherwise identified are 1 M0-10, 2 M16-26, 2 F10-16.3 
Marriage*1815 He married Polly L. (?) at Anson Co., North Carolina, in 1815.4 
1820 Census*7 August 1820 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified are 1 M0-10 and 1 F0-10..5 
1830 Census*1 June 1830 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Henderson Co., Tennessee.6 
1840 Census*1 June 1840 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at DeSoto Co., Mississippi.7 
Censusbetween 1841 and 1845 A census listed Benjamin as head of household at DeSoto Co., Mississippi, between 1841 and 1845.8 
Census*1850 A census listed Benjamin as head of household at Bradley Co., Arkansas, in 1850. 
Death*circa 1856 He died at Bradley Co., Arkansas, circa 1856. 
Biography* A series of letters written by John Culpepper appeared in the Biblical Recorder on November 30, 1839. In the letter dated July 5, 1838, John mentioned that "My children are scattered in different states: Benjamin, the eldest, is in Tennessee, on the Fork Deer River; he has a wife and seven or eight children, and is said to be doing well...." The wife was Polly (last name unknown) and according to her obituary, the couple moved to west Tennessee in 1822, to Mississippi in 1840, and to Arkansas in 1850. Benjamin was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. 

Family

Polly L. (?) (1794 - 1 July 1870)
Children
Last Edited25 August 2008

Citations

  1. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 686, Ancestry.com Image 11, Unknown Township, Cabarrus Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45.
  2. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 218, Ancestry.com Image 21, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, ? F26-45 (Not clear if anyone recorded or not).
  3. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 5, Ancestry.com Image 2, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 4 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 4 slaves.
  4. One source of information on the children and grandchildren of Benjamin Culpepper was a letter written in 1952 by James D. Culpepper, to a Mrs. Haynes of NC.
  5. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 18, Genealogy.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    Benjamin Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 2 slaves.
  6. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 087, Ancestry.com Image 29, Unknown Township, Henderson Co., TN
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40.
  7. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com images 15-16, Unknown Township, Desoto Co., MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 2 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F40-50, 2 slaves.
  8. Ron V Jackson (Advanced Indexing Systems), compiler, Mississippi State Census Indices, 1805-90, Generations Network - Provo, UT, 1999.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556
    Benjamin Culpepper, DeSoto Co., MS, 1841 & 1845.

Nancy Culpepper

F, (circa 1796 - )
FatherRev. John Culpepper US Congressman (10 Apr 1765 - Jan 1841)
MotherMary Yarbrough (c 1769 - 5 Feb 1827)
Birth*circa 1796 Nancy was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1796. 
(free wh female 0-10) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Nancy was probably a free white female, under age 10, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's household on the 1800 Census at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified are 1 M10-16 and 1 F0-10. Rev. John Culpepper appears to have been enumerated in both Cabarrus and Anson Counties in 1800..1 
(free wh female 0-10) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Nancy was probably a free white female, under age 10, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's household on the 1800 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M10-16. Also, it is not clear if a F26-45 was recorded. There should be 1 for Mary Yarborough..2 
(free wh female 10-16) 1810 Census6 August 1810 Nancy was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 16, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's household on the 1810 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but not otherwise identified are 1 M0-10, 2 M16-26, 2 F10-16.3 
Last Edited12 June 2004

Citations

  1. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 686, Ancestry.com Image 11, Unknown Township, Cabarrus Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45.
  2. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 218, Ancestry.com Image 21, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, ? F26-45 (Not clear if anyone recorded or not).
  3. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 5, Ancestry.com Image 2, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 4 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 4 slaves.

Evan Alexander Culpepper

M, (17 March 1808 - 10 June 1884)
FatherRev. John Culpepper US Congressman (10 Apr 1765 - Jan 1841)
MotherMary Yarbrough (c 1769 - 5 Feb 1827)
DNA* Evan has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*17 March 1808 Evan was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, on 17 March 1808. 
(free wh male 0-10) 1810 Census6 August 1810 Evan and John was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's household on the 1810 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but not otherwise identified are 1 M0-10, 2 M16-26, 2 F10-16.1 
1830 Census*1 June 1830 Evan was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Montgomery Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 3 slaves..2 
Marriage*17 August 1843 He married Tabitha Meador at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 17 August 1843 at age 35.3,4 
Voted*1 March 1847 He voted in an election on 1 March 1847 at Brewersville, Sumter Co., Alabama.5 
1850 Census*1 June 1850 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1850 - Free at Greene Co., Alabama.6 
1860 Census*1 June 1860 Evan was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Coryell Co., Texas.7 
1870 Census*1 June 1870 Evan was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Coryell Co., Texas.8 
Photographed*say 1875 He was photographed say 1875 at Coryell Co., Texas.9
Evan Alexander Culpepper
1880 Census*1 June 1880 Evan was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Coryell Co., Texas.10 
Death*10 June 1884 He died at Coryell Co., Texas, on 10 June 1884 at age 76. 
Burial*circa 12 June 1884 His body was interred circa 12 June 1884 at Eagle Springs Cemetery, Eagle Springs, Coryell Co., Texas
(Witness) BiographyMay 2007 He is referenced in a biographical note for Evan Alexander Culpepper Jr.9 
Reunion* A reunion is held annually for the descendants of Evan Alexander and Tabitha Meador Culpepper. It was last reported to Culpepper Connections! as being held on Sunday, 8 Oct 2007 in Dinosaur Valley State Park,
Glen Rose, Somervel Co., TX. For more information, contact Becky Culpepper.9
 

Family

Tabitha Meador (1 October 1824 - 17 February 1884)
Children
Last Edited18 May 2010

Citations

  1. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 5, Ancestry.com Image 2, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 4 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 4 slaves.
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 094, Ancestry.com image 59-60, Unknown Township (West), Montgomery Co., NC
    Alexander Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 3 slaves
    John Culpepper, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70, 0 slaves.
  3. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    Evan A. Culpeper (2-p) married Tabitha Meador on 17 Aug 1843 in Sumter Co., Alabama.
  4. E-mail written 2001-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Rebecca Lucille 'Becky' Shuptrine Ivey (Mrs. Evan A. Culpepper IV) (#4380), Decatur, TX 940-627-6899, e-mail address.
    Copy of marriage license from Sumter Co., AL. states
    "The state of Alabama, Sumter County: I William H. Roberts do hereby------- that Tabitha Meador daughter of Mordrica Meador is over the age of eighteen years to the best of my knowledge & belief
    August 8, 1843                              W.H Roberts
    Sworn to & subscribed before me Price Williams-----
    Parties licensed When Issued          Parties to Bond
    #575 Evan A Culpepper      August 8th, 1843          Evan A. Culpepper
    To                               &
    Tabitha Meador                          William H Roberts

    August 17, 1843, Executed Thomas Willingham MG"
    Copy with Becky Culpepper 9/20/2003.
  5. James T. Dawson, compiler, Sumter County, Alabama Voting Lists: 1834 - 1861 (3 vols.), Meridian, Mississippi: Lauderdale County Dept of Archives and History, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.141 N4d.
    E. A. Culpepper voted at Brewersville, Sumter Co., AL, on 1 Mar 1847.
  6. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 248A, Lines 3-6, Ancestry.com image 8, Greene Co., AL
    Evan A. Culpepper, 42, M, Overseer, NC
    Tabitha Culpepper, 26, F, NC
    Sarah M. Culpepper, 5, M, AL
    Martha E. Culpepper, 2, M, AL.
  7. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 32, Pg 279B, (14 Jul 1860), Station Creek Beat, Coryell Co., TX (Anc.com img# 7)
    E. A. Culpepper, 52, M, NC, Farmer
    Tabitha Culpepper, 35, F, NC
    Sarah Culpepper, 15, F, AL
    (Martha) Eugenia Culpepper, 13, F, AL
    Julia Culpepper, 9, F, AL
    Missoura Culpepper, 7, F, TX
    Evan Culpepper, 4, M, TX
    Frances E. Culpepper, 2, F, TX.
  8. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 19, Pg 309, Prect 5 (30 Sep 1870), Gatesville PO, Coryell Co., TX
    Evan Culpepper, 62, M, NC, Farmer
    Tabithia Culpepper, 44, F, NC
    Julia Tabitha Culpepper, 18, F, AL
    Missouria Culpepper, 16, F, TX
    Evan Alex Culpepper, 14, M, TX
    John Wm Culpepper, 9, M, TX
    Joseph Metter Culpepper, 5, M, TX.
  9. E-mail written 2001-2007 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Rebecca Lucille 'Becky' Shuptrine Ivey (Mrs. Evan A. Culpepper IV) (#4380), Decatur, TX 940-627-6899, e-mail address.
  10. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 26, Sheet 33, Pg 486A, Pct 7, Coryell Co., TX
    Evan A. Culpepper, M, 72, Head, M, NC NC NC, Farming
    Tabitha Culpepper, F, 55, Wife, M, NC NC NC
    Evan A. Culpepper, M, 23, Son, S, TX NC NC, Works on Farm
    Joseph M. Culpepper, M, 14, Son, S, TX NC NC, Works on Farm.

Catherine Pinkney Russell

F, (8 December 1807 - 11 December 1883)
FatherRichard Russell (c 1758 - 13 Jan 1834)
MotherRosanna (?) (s 1779 - )
Birth*8 December 1807 Catherine was born at North Carolina on 8 December 1807.1,2 
Marriage*circa 1828 She married Rev. John Alexander Culpeper at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1828.3 
Married Namecirca 1828  As of circa 1828, her married name was Culpeper.3 
Married Namecirca 1828  As of circa 1828, her married name was Culpepper. 
(free wh female 30-40) 1840 Census1 June 1840 Catherine was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in Rev. John Alexander Culpeper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for is 1 Female 30-40.)4 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 Catherine, William, Rosannah, James, John, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, Andrew and Charles listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Darlington District, South Carolina.5 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Catherine and Robert listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper in the 1860 Census at Darlington District, South Carolina.6 
(household member) 1870 Census1 June 1870 Catherine listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper on the 1870 Census at Darlington Co., South Carolina.7 
Death*11 December 1883 She died at Society Hill, Darlington Co., South Carolina, on 11 December 1883 at age 76.1,2 
Burial*circa 12 December 1883 Her body was interred circa 12 December 1883 at Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington Co., South Carolina.1,2 

Family

Rev. John Alexander Culpeper (9 December 1800 - 26 March 1873)
Children
Last Edited28 May 2017

Citations

  1. Old Darlington District Chapter, compiler, Darlington District Cemetery Survey, Vol. II, Hartsville, SC: SC Genealogical Society, 1994, Repository: Hartsville SC Genealogical Research Library.
    Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington Co., SC
    Mrs. C. P. Culpepper, wife of Rev. John Culpeper, 8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883
    Rev. John Culpeper, 9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873
    Charles M. Culpeper, died 9 May 1860, age 14 yrs, 11 mos & 17 days.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 38651058.
  3. Anson County NC Wills 1829 - 1848, Vol. B, pp. 34-35.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Darlington District, SC
    John Culpepper, Jr., page 8, 3 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F30-40, 1 Free Colored, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, page 9, 1 M10-15, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Henry Culpepper, page 9, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70
    James H. Culpepper, page 9, 1 M0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 0 slaves.
  5. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 269A-B, Family 405, Second Division, Darlington District, SC
    Rev. J.  Culpepper, 49, M, Farmer, $1290, NC
    Catharine Culpepper, 42, F, NC
    Wm. A. Culpepper, 18, M, NC
    Rosannah Culpepper, 20, F, NC
    Jas. F. Culpepper, 16, M, NC
    Jno. H. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Thos. R. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Robt. D. Culpepper, 10, M, SC
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 8, M, SC
    Andr. F. Culpepper, 6, M, SC
    Chr. M. Culpepper, 5, M, SC
    Lucy Rupey, 47, M, SC.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 392-393, Family 364, Darlington Court House PO, Darlington District, SC
    Jno. Culpepper, 59, M, Bapt. Minister, $700/$--, NC
    C. P. Culpepper, 52, F, NC
    R. D. Culpepper, 20, M, SC.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 614A, Family 62, Timmonsville, Darlington Co., SC
    Rev. J. Culpepper, 70, M, Clergyman, NC
    Cath. P. Culpepper, 62, F, NC
    Joseph Journigan, 20, M, Studying Medicine, SC
    + black servant: Frankie James.

John Turner Culpeper

M, (circa 1836 - circa 1917)
FatherRev. John Alexander Culpeper (9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873)
MotherCatherine Pinkney Russell (8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883)
Birth*circa 1836 John was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1836.1 
(free wh male 00-05) 1840 Census1 June 1840 Robert, Thomas and John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Rev. John Alexander Culpeper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for is 1 Female 30-40.)2 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 Catherine, William, Rosannah, James, John, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, Andrew and Charles listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Darlington District, South Carolina.1 
Death*circa 1917 He died circa 1917. 
Last Edited21 March 2015

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 269A-B, Family 405, Second Division, Darlington District, SC
    Rev. J.  Culpepper, 49, M, Farmer, $1290, NC
    Catharine Culpepper, 42, F, NC
    Wm. A. Culpepper, 18, M, NC
    Rosannah Culpepper, 20, F, NC
    Jas. F. Culpepper, 16, M, NC
    Jno. H. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Thos. R. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Robt. D. Culpepper, 10, M, SC
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 8, M, SC
    Andr. F. Culpepper, 6, M, SC
    Chr. M. Culpepper, 5, M, SC
    Lucy Rupey, 47, M, SC.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Darlington District, SC
    John Culpepper, Jr., page 8, 3 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F30-40, 1 Free Colored, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, page 9, 1 M10-15, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Henry Culpepper, page 9, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70
    James H. Culpepper, page 9, 1 M0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 0 slaves.

Catherine E. Culpeper

F, (circa 1835 - March 1845)
FatherRev. John Alexander Culpeper (9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873)
MotherCatherine Pinkney Russell (8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883)
Birth*circa 1835 Catherine was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1835.1 
(free wh female 00-05) 1840 Census1 June 1840 Catherine was probably a free white female, under five years old, in Rev. John Alexander Culpeper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for is 1 Female 30-40.)2 
Death*March 1845 She died at Society Hill, Darlington District, South Carolina, in March 1845.1 
Burial*March 1845 Her body was interred in March 1845 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, Darlington Co., South Carolina.1 
Last Edited21 March 2015

Citations

  1. Old Darlington District Chapter, compiler, Old Darlington District Cemetery Survey, Vol. I, Hartsville, SC: SC Genealogical Society, 1993, Repository: Hartsville SC Genealogical Research Library.
    Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, Darlington Co., SC
    302. Thomas R. Culpepper, died 8 Jun 1856, age 18 years
    303. B. F. C.
    304. S. P. C.
    305. Broken stone
    306. Rev. John Culpepper, died Jan 1841, age 76 yrs. Preach for 54 yrs.
    + from an earlier survey: Catherine E. Culpeper, died Mar 1845, age 9 years.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Darlington District, SC
    John Culpepper, Jr., page 8, 3 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F30-40, 1 Free Colored, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, page 9, 1 M10-15, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Henry Culpepper, page 9, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70
    James H. Culpepper, page 9, 1 M0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 0 slaves.

Thomas R. Culpeper

M, (circa 1837 - 8 June 1856)
FatherRev. John Alexander Culpeper (9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873)
MotherCatherine Pinkney Russell (8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883)
Birth*circa 1837 Thomas was born at Society Hill, Darlington District, South Carolina, circa 1837.1,2 
(free wh male 00-05) 1840 Census1 June 1840 Robert, Thomas and John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Rev. John Alexander Culpeper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for is 1 Female 30-40.)3 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 Catherine, William, Rosannah, James, John, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, Andrew and Charles listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Darlington District, South Carolina.1 
Death*8 June 1856 He died at Society Hill, Darlington District, South Carolina, on 8 June 1856.2 
Burial*circa 9 June 1856 His body was interred circa 9 June 1856 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, Darlington Co., South Carolina. Inscription:
IN MEMORY/ of/ THOMAS R. CULPEPER,/ who died June 8th 1856,/ aged 18 years./ He was a most lovely youth,/ whom the Lord called home,/ one month after.../ (broken and piece missing).2,4 
Last Edited24 March 2015

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 269A-B, Family 405, Second Division, Darlington District, SC
    Rev. J.  Culpepper, 49, M, Farmer, $1290, NC
    Catharine Culpepper, 42, F, NC
    Wm. A. Culpepper, 18, M, NC
    Rosannah Culpepper, 20, F, NC
    Jas. F. Culpepper, 16, M, NC
    Jno. H. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Thos. R. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Robt. D. Culpepper, 10, M, SC
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 8, M, SC
    Andr. F. Culpepper, 6, M, SC
    Chr. M. Culpepper, 5, M, SC
    Lucy Rupey, 47, M, SC.
  2. Old Darlington District Chapter, compiler, Old Darlington District Cemetery Survey, Vol. I, Hartsville, SC: SC Genealogical Society, 1993, Repository: Hartsville SC Genealogical Research Library.
    Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, Darlington Co., SC
    302. Thomas R. Culpepper, died 8 Jun 1856, age 18 years
    303. B. F. C.
    304. S. P. C.
    305. Broken stone
    306. Rev. John Culpepper, died Jan 1841, age 76 yrs. Preach for 54 yrs.
    + from an earlier survey: Catherine E. Culpeper, died Mar 1845, age 9 years.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Darlington District, SC
    John Culpepper, Jr., page 8, 3 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F30-40, 1 Free Colored, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, page 9, 1 M10-15, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Henry Culpepper, page 9, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70
    James H. Culpepper, page 9, 1 M0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 0 slaves.
  4. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 39050286.

Mary Yarbrough1

F, (circa 1769 - 5 February 1827)
FatherJonathan Yarbrough (c 1740 - 1811)
MotherAmelia Lee (c 1742 - )
Birth*circa 1769 Mary was born circa 1769. 
Marriage*1788 She married Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman at Montgomery Co., North Carolina, in 1788. 
Married Name1788  As of 1788, her married name was Culpepper. 
(free wh female 26-45) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Mary was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's household on the 1800 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M10-16. Also, it is not clear if a F26-45 was recorded. There should be 1 for Mary Yarborough..2 
(free wh female 26-45) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Mary was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's household on the 1800 Census at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified are 1 M10-16 and 1 F0-10. Rev. John Culpepper appears to have been enumerated in both Cabarrus and Anson Counties in 1800..3 
(free wh female 26-45) 1810 Census6 August 1810 Mary was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman's household on the 1810 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but not otherwise identified are 1 M0-10, 2 M16-26, 2 F10-16.4 
Death*5 February 1827 She died at Cheraw, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, on 5 February 1827. 

Family

Rev. John Culpepper US Congressman (10 April 1765 - January 1841)
Children
Last Edited29 April 1999

Citations

  1. Robert Price Yarbrough, Yarbrough, Davidson, NC: Era Press, 1981.


  2. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 218, Ancestry.com Image 21, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, ? F26-45 (Not clear if anyone recorded or not).
  3. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 686, Ancestry.com Image 11, Unknown Township, Cabarrus Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45.
  4. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 5, Ancestry.com Image 2, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 4 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 4 slaves.

Rosannah Culpeper

F, (circa 1829 - )
FatherRev. John Alexander Culpeper (9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873)
MotherCatherine Pinkney Russell (8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883)
Birth*circa 1829 Rosannah was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1829.1 
(free wh female 05-10) 1840 Census1 June 1840 Rosannah was probably a free white female, age 5 and under 10, in Rev. John Alexander Culpeper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for is 1 Female 30-40.)2 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 Catherine, William, Rosannah, James, John, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, Andrew and Charles listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Darlington District, South Carolina.1 
Married Namecirca 1852  As of circa 1852, her married name was Johnson.3 
Marriage*circa 1852 She married John D. Johnson at South Carolina circa 1852.3 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Rosannah, E., James and Andrew listed as a household member living with John D. Johnson in the 1860 Census at Marion District, South Carolina.3 
(Mother) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Rosannah was listed as a mother in Eva Johnson's household on the 1900 Census at Miami, Dade Co., Florida.4 

Family

John D. Johnson (circa 1832 - )
Children
Last Edited21 March 2015

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 269A-B, Family 405, Second Division, Darlington District, SC
    Rev. J.  Culpepper, 49, M, Farmer, $1290, NC
    Catharine Culpepper, 42, F, NC
    Wm. A. Culpepper, 18, M, NC
    Rosannah Culpepper, 20, F, NC
    Jas. F. Culpepper, 16, M, NC
    Jno. H. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Thos. R. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Robt. D. Culpepper, 10, M, SC
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 8, M, SC
    Andr. F. Culpepper, 6, M, SC
    Chr. M. Culpepper, 5, M, SC
    Lucy Rupey, 47, M, SC.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Darlington District, SC
    John Culpepper, Jr., page 8, 3 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F30-40, 1 Free Colored, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, page 9, 1 M10-15, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Henry Culpepper, page 9, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70
    James H. Culpepper, page 9, 1 M0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 0 slaves.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 34, Family 518, Mars Bluff PO, Marion District, SC
    John D. Johnson, 27, M, Merchant, $400/$4500, SC
    R. M. (Culpepper) Johnson, 30, F, SC
    E. Johnson, 6, F, SC
    F. Culpepper, 16, M, Clerk, SC
    J. F. Culpepper, 24, M, Physician, $--/$500, SC.
  4. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 263B-264A, Family 362, 11th Street, 7th Precinct, Miami, Dade Co., FL
    Eva (Johnson) Quarterman, Head, F, Nov 1860, 39, Wid, ch 8/6, SC/SC/NC, Dry Goods Clerk
    Pauline Quarterman, Daughter, F, Dec 1884, 15, S, FL/FL/SC
    Rosalie Quarterman, Daughter, F, Dec 1886, 13, S, FL/FL/SC
    Joseph M. Quarterman, Son, M, Nov 1888, 11, S, FL/FL/SC
    Kathleen Quarterman, Daughter, F, Nov 1889, 10, S, FL/FL/SC
    Ernest Quarterman, Son, M, Jul 1891, 8, S, FL/FL/SC
    Bettie N. Quarterman, Daughter, F, Aug 1893, 15, S, FL/FL/SC
    Rose M. (Culpepper) Johnson, Mother, F, Jun 1830, 69, Wid, ch 2/1, NC/NC/NC
    James M. Culpepper, M, Feb 1879, 21, S, SC/SC/SC, Ass't Engineer in Ice Factory.

William A. Culpeper M.D.

M, (circa 1831 - between 1883 and 1929)
FatherRev. John Alexander Culpeper (9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873)
MotherCatherine Pinkney Russell (8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*circa 1831 William was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, circa 1831.1 
(free wh male 05-10) 1840 Census1 June 1840 James and William was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Rev. John Alexander Culpeper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for is 1 Female 30-40.)2 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 Catherine, William, Rosannah, James, John, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, Andrew and Charles listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Darlington District, South Carolina.1 
1850 Census*1 June 1850 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1850 - Free at State Arsenal Academy, Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina.3 
Biography*1883 William A. Culpeper (2-p). Died before Dec 31, 1929. Type of practice: Allopath. States and years of licenses: PA, 1883. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1883.

Given the fact that there was such a lapse in time between the last record of William (1850 census) and this education in 1883, and also given that the William in the 1850 census would have been about 52 years old in 1883 (old to be in school), this medical education record has probably been assigned to the wrong William. Culpepper.4 
Death*between 1883 and 1929 He died between 1883 and 1929. 
Last Edited8 May 2012

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 269A-B, Family 405, Second Division, Darlington District, SC
    Rev. J.  Culpepper, 49, M, Farmer, $1290, NC
    Catharine Culpepper, 42, F, NC
    Wm. A. Culpepper, 18, M, NC
    Rosannah Culpepper, 20, F, NC
    Jas. F. Culpepper, 16, M, NC
    Jno. H. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Thos. R. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Robt. D. Culpepper, 10, M, SC
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 8, M, SC
    Andr. F. Culpepper, 6, M, SC
    Chr. M. Culpepper, 5, M, SC
    Lucy Rupey, 47, M, SC.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Darlington District, SC
    John Culpepper, Jr., page 8, 3 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F30-40, 1 Free Colored, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, page 9, 1 M10-15, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Henry Culpepper, page 9, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70
    James H. Culpepper, page 9, 1 M0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 0 slaves.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 21A, Family 315, Columbia, Richland District, SC
    William A. Culpepper, 18, M, Cadet at State Arsenal Academy, SC.
  4. From Directory of Deceased Physicians (prior to 1930).

Capt. James Furman Culpeper M.D.

M, (9 July 1834 - 24 June 1917)
FatherRev. John Alexander Culpeper (9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873)
MotherCatherine Pinkney Russell (8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883)
Birth*9 July 1834 James was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, on 9 July 1834.1,2 
(free wh male 05-10) 1840 Census1 June 1840 James and William was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Rev. John Alexander Culpeper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for is 1 Female 30-40.)3 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 Catherine, William, Rosannah, James, John, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, Andrew and Charles listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Darlington District, South Carolina.1 
Deed*7 December 1853 He was granted a deed on 7 December 1853 at Darlington District, South Carolina,

Noel Eandy to James Culpepper for $250 a tract conveyed by Caleb Coker to John Flowers Jr., 125 acres adjacent to Griffis, Thompson, Burnie Davis. Witnesses: P. E. Campbell, D. E. Coker.4 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Rosannah, E., James and Andrew listed as a household member living with John D. Johnson in the 1860 Census at Marion District, South Carolina.5 
Civil War*between 1863 and 1865 Captain James F. Culpepper and Culpepper's Battery
     The unit known as "Culpepper’s Battery" was named for its commander, Captain James F. Culpepper, who was from Darlington, SC. Culpepper’s Battery was designated as "light artillery" and the unit was placed in various positions in defense of Charleston and the vicinity.
     Confederate forces at Vicksburg, MS were facing a superior force under the command of federal General Ulysses S. Grant. Culpepper’s Battery and additional troops from South Carolina were selected to aid General Pemberton at Vicksburg. They departed Charleston on May 17, 1863 and traveled by railroad some 700 miles to Jackson, MS, arriving May 24th. On July 5, 1863, Culpepper’s Battery reached the Big Black River located 25 miles north of Jackson. There they learned that Vicksburg had surrendered to General U.S. Grant the day before on July 4th. With a large federal force approaching the Confederate troops, Culpepper’s Battery returned to Jackson and set up defenses for the city. After eight days of constant bombardment by General William T. Sherman’s federal artillery, the Confederate army, including Culpepper’s Battery, retreated to Brandon, MS.
     As if the South wasn’t having enough problems with the enemy in the Mississippi, General Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Tennessee had also been chased out of Chattanooga to Lafayette, Georgia by Union General William S. Rosecrans. Culpepper’s Battery having been attached to General Evander McNairs’ Brigade, was sent to support General Bragg at Ringgold, Georgia. Arriving in Ringgold on September 17th, McNair was placed in General Bushrod Johnson’s Division and prepared to engage the enemy on the 18th, 19th and 20th for the confederacy’s greatest victory at the Battle of Chickamauga. At 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 20, 1863, Culpepper’s Battery and McNair’s Brigade under the command of General James S. Longstreet, initiated a massive assault that severed the center of the federal Army and forced General Rosecrans’ troops to retreat toward Chattanooga.
     Culpepper’s Battery left the Chickamauga Battlefield on September 23rd and reluctantly returned to Mississippi to confront General William T. Sherman’s army, which was at that time in route from Vicksburg to Jackson and Meridian, MS. While General Sherman’s troops were destroying the town of Meridian, Culpepper’s Battery was reassigned to Mobile, AL. After arriving in Mobile, Culpepper’s Battery patrolled with cavalry units confronting Union troops throughout 1864 and into early 1865.
     In the final days of the war, Culpepper’s Battery was stationed at Fort Blakeley, AL., located in the upper eastern corner of Mobile Bay along the Blakeley and Tensaw Rivers. On April 9, 1865 at 5:30 p.m., 4,000 Confederate troops at Fort Blakeley surrendered to a Union force of 16,000 men. Three hours earlier Lee had surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox. Although the soldiers of Culpepper’s had surrendered, the Union army continued to fire upon them, consequently killing a few men in the Battery. Among those killed was their commander Lt. Joshua L. Moses of Sumter, SC. Lying mortally wounded, his last words were "For God’s sake, save my men they have surrendered". Confederate prisoners from Blakeley were loaded on cattle boats and taken from Mobile Bay to Ship Island, MS. in the Gulf of Mexico. After a few weeks, the imprisoned soldiers of Culpepper’s Battery were taken by cattle boat to New Orleans and from there up the Mississippi River to Vicksburg.
     On May 9, 1865, the troops were paroled from the war at Camp Townsend near Vicksburg and began their long arduous journey home to South Carolina. They traveled mostly by foot. Upon their arrival, they witnessed the destruction of their state and hometowns. The families in Darlington had suffered tremendously and had lost nearly everything. Many decades would pass before the area would recover.6,7,8
Captain James Furman Culpepper
Marriage*say 1869 He married Mary (?) at Darlington Co., South Carolina, say 1869. 
1870 Census*1 June 1870 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Timmonsville, Darlington Co., South Carolina.9 
Marriage*say 1874 He married Roxie Rollins McNinch at Darlington Co., South Carolina, say 1874. 
Photographed*say 1878 He was photographed say 1878.10
James Furman Culpepper -- 1870's
1880 Census*1 June 1880 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Timmonsville, Darlington Co., South Carolina.11 
Photographedsay 1885 He was photographed say 1885.10
James Furman Culpepper -- 1880's
Marriage*3 November 1885 He married Virginia Payne Fauntleroy at Essex Co., Virginia, on 3 November 1885 at age 51.12 
Relocation*1888 Timmonsville, which had been in Darlington County, became part of Florence County when it was formed in 1888. 
1900 Census*1 June 1900 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Timmonsville, Florence Co., South Carolina.13 
1910 Census*15 April 1910 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Timmonsville, Florence Co., South Carolina.14 
Death*24 June 1917 He died at Timmonsville, Florence Co., South Carolina, on 24 June 1917 at age 82.15 
Burial*say 26 June 1917 His body was interred say 26 June 1917 at Byrd Cemetery, Timmonsville, Darlington Co., South Carolina
Biography* Resolutions: Howe's Springs In Honor of Dr. Culpepper
By J.W. Brunson, Pee Dee Light Artillery

It is with feelings of deep solemnity and sadness that I, as your Vice President, today assume the seat made vacant by the death of your venerable and honored President, Dr. James Culpepper.
The passing of a comrade always intensifies the realization of the strength of that indesoluble tie which, born of common perils and sufferings, must always bind together those who wore the Grey. It carries us back, too, to the long ago, when we eagerly responded to our country's call, filled with high aim of patriotic endeavor and bright aspirations of victory and future glory won, we rallied around that dear banner, which now, though defeated and furled forever, still unconquered, proudly sleeps without a stain upon its sacred folds. As in the days of our fighting, so now we realize that a vacancy in our ranks can never be filled. The death of a comrade also reminds us that the sun of our lives hangs low in the western horizon and admonishes us that soon it must sink beneath the waves of "life's unresting sea."
Seventy-one years ago in the Antioch section of Darlington County James Culpepper was my schoolmate. As a boy he was impetuous but frank and generous, firm but forgiving, quick to resent an insult, but just as quick to acknowledge when he felt himself wrong. There was a parting of our ways. Going to different schools, we drifted apart, he graduating at the Citadel. Just after the first battle of Fort Sumter, I met him on Morris Island and my impression is that he went with us to Virginia in Gregg's First Regiment, S.C.V.. In the summer of "61" he organized a battery of light artillery and served with distinction in the western army for the most part. There his well-handled Napoleons won for himself and his brave command a high reputation for courage and efficiency. I was never with him on the firing line but am told that his courage rose with the tide of battle and at its climax his spirit swelled in that supreme exaltation of soul which cheers only the brave when the missiles come thickest. After the close of the war lie be a successful physician, a profession most congenial to his kind and sympathetic nature. He inherited many of the virtues which adorned the character of his noble father, the Rev. John Culpepper. He had the same fiery spirit, the same generous nature, the same love of truth, the same intolerance of anything which savored of deceit or hypocrisy, the same independence of character, the same unyielding faith in the Redeemer of the world. After a long and useful life, like the fully ripened fruit, lie fell. Death had no terrors for him. "Sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, he approached his grave like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams." Some one has written, "The dead our teachers are"; then surely in the sturdy manhood, the sterling patriotism, the high ideals, the useful life, the Christian character of James Culpepper there is a lesson for the living.
The recent death of the honored and venerable President of this association reminds us that it is the duty as well as the privilege of the living to honor the memory of the worthy dead. The sense of duty is intensified when the relation is that of comrades in arms who have together faced the perils of battle and together suffered the hardships of soldiers' life.
Therefore be it resolved by the Veterans Association of Florence County here assembled,
(1) That the death of our comrade, James Culpepper, marks the passing of a brave Confederate soldier, a patriotic and useful citizen, and Christian gentleman, and adds another knightly name to the long and shining roll of South Carolina's departed chivalry.
(2) That by his fortitude and efficiency in the stormy days of his country's trials, he was an active contributor to the glory which must be forever granted to the Confederate arms, and that during his long life as a citizen, his loyalty to principle and high ideals of patriotic service have reflected honor upon his state and his people.
(3) That, while we, his comrades, feel that we should not mourn when one whose extended life has been so full of honorable years of service to his country and his people passes to his reward, yet our hearts are saddened as we realize that we shall see his face on earth no more.
(4) That our hearts go out in warmest j to the bereaved family.
(5) That these resolutions be inscribed upon the records of this association.

From: "Recollections and Reminiscensces, 1861-1865, Volume Six", pages 285-286. Cites document source as the Maxcy Gregg Chapter, U.D.C., Florence[, SC.
 
Note*26 August 2006 W. Stewart Carter wrote Warren Culpepper:
     "...Susan Govan Rice is my grandmother (on my father's side)...
     I unfortunately never knew much about my father's side of the family as very few of them were around when I was growing up. I know this sounds odd considering I was raised in Dr. Culpepper's family home at 103 Byrd Street in Timmonsville, SC, that his old doctor's office in our backyard was my playhouse, that there were numerous boxes of his old letters and files in our attic for most of my life, that I cleaned the Culpepper / Carter cemetary lot/tombstones every six months growing up, etc. It angers me now that I never took the time to find out the history behind the man and his family.
     "What angers me more when I did decide to start researching following my father's death in 1994, I found that my mother had hired a cleaning crew to empty out the attic and every one of Dr. Culpepper's files/letters was gone.
     "I am curious about much of Dr. Culpepper's(I guess in a way my great grandfather's) life. I know he had three wives with Jennie (Aunt Jennie as I always heard her called) being his last. Does anyone know how his previous wives died? I know they are all in Culpepper / Carter plot in Timmonsville but just wondering what killed them. I also see that he had two sons with his first wife, Mary, and I read somewhere that they were still alive when Mary died. If so, does anyone know what happen to them? If I remember correctly, they are buried in the same family plot. I need to travel to Timmonsville and take pictures of all the tombstones in the plot to send to you. Also, have you heard anyone say what Dr. Culpepper died of? I realize it could have easily been old age as he was an old man in 1917. However, working in the healthcare field and with all this talk about Pandemic Flu, I am wondering if he was a victim of the last big Pandemic Flu that hit late 1917/1918.
     "My list of questions could go on forever as I am beginning to discover that Dr. Culpepper was am remarkable man and that the Culpepper family is truly noble. The only thing that saddens me is that all of Dr. Culpepper's namesakes, my father brother and my brother, died premature deaths.
     "On a final note, I just saw your note about Howard Carter (also listed a time or two as Howard Culpepper). Your note read: 'Research note*: Howard first appeared in the 1920 census as a nephew of Walter Stewart and Susie Govan Carter. In the 1930 census, he was in the same household, but his surname was shown as Culpepper and his relationship as a boarder. Nothing else is known about him. If you can identify this person, please contact Warren Culpepper.'
     "According to what my father told my mother, Howard Carter, came to live with Walter S. and Susan Rice Carter after his mother died. His father could not handle raising a child on his on. He lived with them through school and got married. to a woman named Louise and they had one child Howard, Jr. Howard, Sr. died soon after the birth of Howard, Jr. If I understand correctly, I think Howard, Jr. still lives in Columbia but I have not seen him since my wedding in 1989."16,17
James Furman Culpepper home

Family 1

Mary (?) (circa 1849 - between 1873 and 1874)
Children

Family 2

Roxie Rollins McNinch (27 August 1849 - 10 November 1884)
Children

Family 3

Virginia Payne Fauntleroy (16 October 1855 - 4 February 1923)
Child
Last Edited21 March 2015

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 269A-B, Family 405, Second Division, Darlington District, SC
    Rev. J.  Culpepper, 49, M, Farmer, $1290, NC
    Catharine Culpepper, 42, F, NC
    Wm. A. Culpepper, 18, M, NC
    Rosannah Culpepper, 20, F, NC
    Jas. F. Culpepper, 16, M, NC
    Jno. H. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Thos. R. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Robt. D. Culpepper, 10, M, SC
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 8, M, SC
    Andr. F. Culpepper, 6, M, SC
    Chr. M. Culpepper, 5, M, SC
    Lucy Rupey, 47, M, SC.
  2. Tombstone.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Darlington District, SC
    John Culpepper, Jr., page 8, 3 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F30-40, 1 Free Colored, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, page 9, 1 M10-15, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Henry Culpepper, page 9, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70
    James H. Culpepper, page 9, 1 M0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 0 slaves.
  4. Darlington Dist., SC, Deed Bk R, p. 157.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 34, Family 518, Mars Bluff PO, Marion District, SC
    John D. Johnson, 27, M, Merchant, $400/$4500, SC
    R. M. (Culpepper) Johnson, 30, F, SC
    E. Johnson, 6, F, SC
    F. Culpepper, 16, M, Clerk, SC
    J. F. Culpepper, 24, M, Physician, $--/$500, SC.
  6. The Hudsons in Culpeper’s Battery During America’s Civil War, by Alfred Bennie Hudson, Jr., 828 Macedonia Rd. Gaffney, SC 29341. e-mail address.
  7. LDS Film #881974:
    J. F. Culpepper, Company B, 1st SC Infantry, Sergeant
    James F. Culpepper, Company C, 3rd (Palmetto) Battalion of SC Light Artillery, Captain.
  8. E-mail written Sep 2007 to Lew Griffin from Michael Kirby, e-mail address.
    The picture in the book I was telling you about was a photograph taken of this orignal tin type and sent to the Confederate Museum in Columbia years ago. The author of the book Portraits of the Sun used the museums copy of the photo in the book. The picture was taken in a Drug store in Timmonsville SC.
  9. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 614A, Family 61, Timmonsville, Darlington Co., SC
    J. F. Culpepper, 36, M, Physician, SC
    Mary Culpepper, 21, F, SC
    Eletha Robbins, 10, F, SC
    + 2 black servants: Prissy McFadden and Simon Simsburg.
  10. E-mail written Sep 2007 to Lew Griffin from Michael Kirby, e-mail address.
  11. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 360C, Family 84, Timmonsville, Darlington Co., SC
    James F. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 45, Physician, NC/NC/NC (ID 3966)
    Roxie R. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 30, Keeps House, SC/SC/SC
    Charles F. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 9, At School, SC/NC/SC
    A. Sidney Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 7, N/A, SC/NC/SC.
  12. Jordan R. Dodd et. al., compiler, Virginia Marriages 1740-1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723
    Dr. J. F. Culpepper and Jennie Payne Fauntleroy married on 03 Nov 1885 in Old Rappahannoch and Essex Counties, Book 1, Page 84.
  13. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 187B, Family 166, Timmonsville Twp, Florence Co., SC
    James F. Culpepper, Head, M, Jul 1834, 65, md 14 yrs, NC/NC/NC, Physician
    Jennie Culpepper, Wife, F, Oct 1854, 45, md 14 yrs, ch 0/0, VA/VA/VA
    Susan G. Culpepper, Niece, F, Mar 1888, 12, S, VA/VA/VA.
  14. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 32, Sheet 9A, Lines 38-41, Timmonsville Twp, Florence Co., SC
    James F. Culpepper, Head, M, 75, md2-24yrs, NC/NC/NC, Own income
    Virginia F. Culpepper, Wife, F, 53, md1-24 yrs, ch 0/0, VA/VA/VA
    Susie G. Rice, Niece, F, 21, Sng, VA/VA/VA
    Ora Rogers, Boarder, F, 26, Sng, NC/SC/NC.
  15. From Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804 -- 1929: "Died 24 Jun 1917 in Timmonsville, SC, Type of practice: Allopath."
  16. E-mail written 1999-2006 to Culpepper Connections from Walter Stewart Carter III (s/o #51484), Columbia, SC, e-mail address (as of Nov 2008).
  17. E-mail written Feb 2012 to Warren L. Culpepper from Betty Dowling, e-mail address.
    Thanks to Betty Dowling, Timmonsville researcher, for the the photo of the James Furman Culpepper home.

Robert D. Culpeper

M, (circa 1839 - )
FatherRev. John Alexander Culpeper (9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873)
MotherCatherine Pinkney Russell (8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883)
Birth*circa 1839 Robert was born at Society Hill, Darlington District, South Carolina, circa 1839.1 
(free wh male 00-05) 1840 Census1 June 1840 Robert, Thomas and John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Rev. John Alexander Culpeper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for is 1 Female 30-40.)2 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 Catherine, William, Rosannah, James, John, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, Andrew and Charles listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Darlington District, South Carolina.1 
(household member) 1860 Census1 June 1860 Catherine and Robert listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper in the 1860 Census at Darlington District, South Carolina.3 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Private in Companies E & C of the 3rd (Palmetto) Battalion of SC Light Artillery and in Company H of the 21st SC Infantry, and Corporal in Company E of the 8th SC Infantry.4 
Last Edited21 March 2015

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 269A-B, Family 405, Second Division, Darlington District, SC
    Rev. J.  Culpepper, 49, M, Farmer, $1290, NC
    Catharine Culpepper, 42, F, NC
    Wm. A. Culpepper, 18, M, NC
    Rosannah Culpepper, 20, F, NC
    Jas. F. Culpepper, 16, M, NC
    Jno. H. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Thos. R. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Robt. D. Culpepper, 10, M, SC
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 8, M, SC
    Andr. F. Culpepper, 6, M, SC
    Chr. M. Culpepper, 5, M, SC
    Lucy Rupey, 47, M, SC.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Darlington District, SC
    John Culpepper, Jr., page 8, 3 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F30-40, 1 Free Colored, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, page 9, 1 M10-15, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Henry Culpepper, page 9, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70
    James H. Culpepper, page 9, 1 M0-5, 1 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 0 slaves.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 392-393, Family 364, Darlington Court House PO, Darlington District, SC
    Jno. Culpepper, 59, M, Bapt. Minister, $700/$--, NC
    C. P. Culpepper, 52, F, NC
    R. D. Culpepper, 20, M, SC.
  4. LDS Film #881974:
    R. D. Culpepper, Company E & C, 3rd (Palmetto) Battalion of SC Light Artillery, Private
    R. D. Culpepper, Company H., 21st SC Infantry, Private
    R. D. Culpepper, Company E, 8th SC Infantry, Corporal.

Joseph L. Culpeper

M, (circa 1841 - April 1860)
FatherRev. John Alexander Culpeper (9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873)
MotherCatherine Pinkney Russell (8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883)
Birth*circa 1841 Joseph was born at Society Hill, Darlington District, South Carolina, circa 1841.1 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 Catherine, William, Rosannah, James, John, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, Andrew and Charles listed as a household member living with Rev. John Alexander Culpeper on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Darlington District, South Carolina.1 
Death*April 1860 He died at Darlington District, South Carolina, in April 1860. 
Biography* According to the 1860 Mortality Schedule, Joseph was a student, and died of bronchitis in April 1860. 
Last Edited21 March 2015

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 269A-B, Family 405, Second Division, Darlington District, SC
    Rev. J.  Culpepper, 49, M, Farmer, $1290, NC
    Catharine Culpepper, 42, F, NC
    Wm. A. Culpepper, 18, M, NC
    Rosannah Culpepper, 20, F, NC
    Jas. F. Culpepper, 16, M, NC
    Jno. H. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Thos. R. Culpepper, 13, M, SC
    Robt. D. Culpepper, 10, M, SC
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 8, M, SC
    Andr. F. Culpepper, 6, M, SC
    Chr. M. Culpepper, 5, M, SC
    Lucy Rupey, 47, M, SC.