James Culpepper of Nash Co. NC

Male, #1413, (say 1728 - before Nov 1799)
Father*Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA (s 1694 - b Oct 1774)
Mother*Dorcas (?) (s 1700 - )
DNA* James has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Robert Culpepper, Jr., who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Research note* It has been suggested that James Culpeper of England and Virginia, (born say 1639) might have been an ancestor of James Culpepper of Nash Co. NC, (s1728-b1799), but proof is lacking. 
Birth*say 1728 James was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, say 1728. 
Tithable*10 Jun 1750 He was included in a list of Tithables taken on 10 Jun 1750 at Western Branch District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
Tithable9 Jun 1751 He was included in a list of Tithables taken on 9 Jun 1751 at Western Branch District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
Marriage*say 1757 He married Elizabeth (?) say 1757. 
Tithable10 Jun 1757 He was included in a list of Tithables taken on 10 Jun 1757 at Western Branch District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
Tithable10 Jun 1761 He was included in a list of Tithables taken on 10 Jun 1761 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
Birth of Soncirca 1761 His son Christopher Culpepper of Jones Co., GA was born circa 1761 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Tithable10 Jun 1765 He was included in a list of Tithables taken on 10 Jun 1765 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
Tithable10 Jun 1767 He was included in a list of Tithables taken on 10 Jun 1767 at West side of Western Branch, Portsmouth Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
Tithable10 Jun 1768 He was included in a list of Tithables taken on 10 Jun 1768 at West side of Western Branch, Portsmouth Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
Tithable10 Jun 1771 He was included in a list of Tithables taken on 10 Jun 1771 at West side of Western Branch, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
Birth of Soncirca 1771 His son James Culpepper Jr., of Darlington, SC was born circa 1771 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Tithable10 Jun 1773 He was included in a list of Tithables taken on 10 Jun 1773 at Southside of Western Branch, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1774 His son Jeremiah Culpepper of Nash Co., NC was born say 1774 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.2 
Birth of Soncirca 1775 His son Henry Culpepper of Darlington, SC was born circa 1775 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Tax roll*1782 He registered to pay taxes at Nash Co., North Carolina, in 1782.3 
1790 Census*2 Aug 1790 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census on 2 Aug 1790 at Nash Co., North Carolina.4 
Will*20 Aug 1799 He made a will at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 20 Aug 1799, naming as heir(s) Sarah Culpepper, Elizabeth (?), Elizabeth Culpepper, Selah Culpepper, James Culpepper Jr., of Darlington, SC, Christopher Culpepper of Jones Co., GA, Jeremiah Culpepper of Nash Co., NC and Henry Culpepper of Darlington, SC.

JAMES(x)CULPEPPER's will was made 20 Aug 1799 and proven in Nov Ct 1799. Wife ELIZABETH CULPEPPER - all my estate. After her decease, then: 4 sons - 416 acres. 3 daughter ELIZABETH, SELAH, SALLEY CULPEPPER - feather bed & furniture each. Remainder to be divided among sons CHRISTOPHER, JEREMIAH, JAMES, HENRY, & daughters ELIZABETH, SELAH, & SALLEY CULPEPPER. Ex. wife ELIZABETH CULPEPPER, CHRISTOPHER CULPEPPER Wit DANIEL TAYLOR, JAMES BRUICE, WRIGHT TAYLOR. 
Death*before Nov 1799 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, before Nov 1799. 
Probate*Nov 1799 Probate action was taken on James's estate in Nov 1799 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Reunion*24 Apr 2004 A reuniuon is held periodically for the descendants of James Culpepper. The last reported to Culpepper Connections! was scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Redeemer Church on Whitesville Road in Columbus, GA. Plans called for celebrating the 90th birthday of Dessie Culpepper. For more information, contact M. W. Culpepper (e-mail address in footnote.)5 
Biography* James Culpepper was born in Norfolk County, VA, about 1728 or so. He first appears in surviving Norfolk County tithable records in 1750. He was in Norfolk County tithable records until 1785. In any case, he was in Nash County, NC in 1782, when he bought 266 acres from Williamson Ross on the west side of Turkey Creek (Nash Co, NC Deed Bk. 1-226).
DB1-314: Jeremiah Deens of Nash Co. to William Andrews of Franklin Co. April 5, 1784. in the behalf of the Society of the Regular Baptist, for 50 pds. A parcel of 2 acres, it being part of a tract grante to William McGee in 1761. wit: Henry Deens, James Culpepper, Christopher Culpepper
     In Feb 1785, James, along with Daniel Taylor, witnessed the will of Edward Pursel in Nash County.
     In 1791 James bought another 150 acres in the same area from Simon Williams (Nash Co. Deed Bk 4-66). A 1794 deed shows that James Culpepper was living near James Bruce, perhaps a relative from Norfolk County, VA (Nash Co. Deed Bk. 6-20). 

Family

Elizabeth (?) (say 1736 - after 1800)
Marriage*say 1757 He married Elizabeth (?) say 1757. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
James Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited20 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. E.B. & W.B. Wingo, compiler, Norfolk County, Virginia Tithables ( v1: 1730-1750, v2: 1751-1765, v3: 1766-1780), Norfolk, VA, 1985.
  2. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 289, Ancestry.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Jeremiah Culpepper, 4 M0-10, 1 M16-25, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-25.
  3. James Culpepper, Nash Co., NC, 1782 Tax List.
  4. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 70, Image 0015 (Ancestry Image 4), Nash Co., NC
    4 separate Culpepper families:
    James Culpepper, 2M16+, 2M<16, 4F
    Christopher Culpepper, 1M16+, 1F, 1 Slave
    James Culpepper, Jr., 1M16+, 3M<16, 3F, 3 Free, 3 slaves
    Jeremiah Culpepper, 1M16+, 1M<16, 1F, 3 Slaves.
  5. E-mail written 2004 to Warrren Culpepper from M. W. Culpepper, Columbus, GA, e-mail address.
  6. Will of James Culpepper, 20 Aug 1799.