Stephen Culpepper

Male, #136, (circa 1842 - 30 Dec 1925)
Father*Robert W. Culpepper (c 1814 - 5 Jun 1878)
Mother*Martha Martin (c 1820 - )
DNA* Stephen has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Lemuel Culpepper of Jasper Co., GA. DNA also shows that Lemuel descends (father unproved) from Robert Culpepper, Jr. of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1842 Stephen was born at Jasper Co., Georgia, circa 1842.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Martha, Ann, Mary, Stephen, John and Thomas listed as a household member living with Robert W. Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.1 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Stephen Culpepper, Pvt., Company C, 19th Louisiana Infantry. Enlisted 11 December 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. Present on rolls to 31 December 1861. Rolls from May 1862-October 1862 Absent, sick at Hospital since May 28th at Water Valley, Miss. Present on all rolls from November 1862 to October 1863. Roll for November & December 1863 present. In arrest at Brigade Headquarters rolls from April 30 1864 to August 31, 1864. Absent on Division Provost Guard since Feruary 25, 1864 order of General Stewart. Present on rolls from September 1, 1864 to April 1865. Parolled at Meridian, Miss, 1865, Residence, Argis, LA.2 
Marriage*circa 1866 He married Lenora J. Mills at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana, circa 1866. 
Birth of Son1867 His son James Monroe Culpepper was born in 1867 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.3 
1870 Census*1870 Stephen was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.4 
Photographed*say 1875 He was photographed say 1875 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana,
From Susie Brown, Feb 2004: "The photo was given to me by Kathleen Fullenwider of Magnolia, Arkansas, who is a ggranddaughter of Stephen Culpepper by his first wife, Lenora Mills."5
Stephen Culpepper
Death of Father5 Jun 1878 His father Robert W. Culpepper died on 5 Jun 1878 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Stephen was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.6 
Marriage*after 1884 He married Anna Elizabeth Peterson after 1884. 
Birth of Son20 Oct 1890 His son Walter Culpepper was born on 20 Oct 1890 at Blanchard Springs, Union Co., Arkansas.7 
Birth of Son22 Apr 1892 His son Elmer Culpepper was born on 22 Apr 1892 at Union Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son31 May 1896 His son Fred Culpepper was born on 31 May 1896 at Arkansas.7 
Birth of Son1896 His son Warner Culpepper was born in 1896. 
Birth of Son1898 His son Gordon Culpepper was born in 1898. 
1910 Census*1910 Stephen was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Union Co., Arkansas.8 
1920 Census*1920 Stephen was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Union Co., Arkansas.9 
Burial1925 His body was interred in 1925 at Mount Olive Cemetery, Union Co., Arkansas.10 
Death*30 Dec 1925 He died at Union Co., Arkansas, on 30 Dec 1925.11 
Burial*after 30 Dec 1925 His body was interred after 30 Dec 1925 at Scotland Cemetery, Junction City, Union Co., Arkansas
Descendant See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Stephen Culpepper who would like to communicate with other descendants.5 

Family 1

Lenora J. Mills (circa 1850 - after 1884)
Marriage*circa 1866 He married Lenora J. Mills at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana, circa 1866. 

Family 2

Anna Elizabeth Peterson (11 Sep 1852 - 31 Jan 1936)
Marriage*after 1884 He married Anna Elizabeth Peterson after 1884. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Sep 2011


  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 110A-B, 22nd Twp, 3rd Ward, Claiborne Parish, LA
    Robert Culpepper, 36, M, Teacher, VA
    Martha Culpepper, 29, F, GA
    Jane Culpepper, 11, F, GA
    Mary L. Culpepper, 10, F, GA
    Stephen Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    John Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Thomas L. Culpepper, 1, M, GA.
  2. Douglas Orville Culpepper (#6831), compiler, e-mail address or e-mail address, Douglas Orville Culpepper website & e-mails, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree), 2000-2007.
    From: Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers & Commands, Volume II.
  3. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
    Obituary of James Monroe Culpepper (#665) from The Dallas Journal, Oct 2010, published by the Dallas Genealogical Society. Originally published in The Southwestern Advocate, 9 Feb 1939.
  4. P. 11, household 152.
  5. E-mail written 1999 - 2006 to Lew Griffin and Warren Culpepper from Susie Brown, Junction City, AR, e-mail address.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    1st Ward, Page 228D, Claiborne Parish, LA
    S. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 37, GA/GA/GA, Farming
    Lenora J. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 30, LA/GA/GA
    James M. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 13, LA/GA/LA, Labor On Farm
    Mary A. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 11, LA/GA/LA
    Ruby A. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 9, LA/GA/LA
    Minnie L. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 7, LA/GA/LA
    Tiletha R. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 5, LA/GA/LA
    Levina Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 3, LA/GA/LA.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  8. ED 63, family 364.
  9. ED 165, sheet 9, line 27.
  10. USGenWeb Archives.
  11. Arkansas Death Index Books, 1914 -- 1948.