John Jethro Culpepper

Male, #1434, (12 May 1838 - 11 Dec 1900)
Father*William C. Culpepper (25 Jun 1790 - 1871)
Mother*Elizabeth Harrell (9 Oct 1793 - a 1871)
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Jeremiah Culpepper of Nash Co., NC, and Jeremiah has been proven to be a son of James, a grandson of Robert Culpepper, Jr. and a 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*12 May 1838 John was born at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 12 May 1838. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in William C. Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Nash Co., North Carolina.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise unaccounted for are 1 F10-15, 3 free coloreds and 1 slave.)1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Frances, William, John and Elizabeth listed as a household member living with William C. Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Nash Co., North Carolina.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 William, John and Elizabeth listed as a household member living with William C. Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Rocky Mount, Nash Co., North Carolina.3 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     John Jethro Culpepper served in the Civil War in Co. I, 30th NC Infantry. Paroled at Appomattox in Apr 1865. Before leaving for the war, he wrote the following in the back of the William Culpepper family Bible: "Leaves here the first day of May in the year 1862 and leaves his true father and mother on the count of the war and his sisters and more than that he leaves his true sweetheart but he is in hopes that he will soon be home." 
Will22 Sep 1868 John named as executor(s) and heir(s) in the will of William C. Culpepper at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 22 Sep 1868.4 
Marriage*7 Dec 1868 He married Armerelous Jane Langley at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, on 7 Dec 1868 at age 30. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 John, Armerelous, Fannie and Elizabeth listed as a household member living with William C. Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Middleton, Nash Co., North Carolina.5 
Death of Father1871 His father William C. Culpepper died in 1871 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Birth of Son19 Nov 1875 His son John William Culpepper was born on 19 Nov 1875 at Nash Co., North Carolina.6 
Birth of Son29 Jul 1878 His son German Dalas Culpepper was born on 29 Jul 1878 at Nash Co., North Carolina.7,8 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Stony Creek, Nash Co., North Carolina.9 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Coopers, Nash Co., North Carolina.10 
Death*11 Dec 1900 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 11 Dec 1900 at age 62. 

Family

Armerelous Jane Langley (circa 1845 - )
Marriage*7 Dec 1868 He married Armerelous Jane Langley at Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, on 7 Dec 1868 at age 30. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
James Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited25 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 078, Ancestry.com images 59-60, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    William Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M40-50, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50, 3 free coloreds, 1 slave.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 303B, Lines 8-16, Nash Co., NC (28 Sep 1850)
    William Culpepper, 59, M, Wh, Farmer, NC, RE=$800
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 56, F, Wh, NC
    Frances A. R. Culpepper, 17, F, Wh, NC
    William J. W. Culpepper, 14, M, Wh, NC
    John J. Culpepper, 17, M, Wh, NC
    Zilpha Locust, 28, F, Black, NC
    Lucinda Locust, 7, F, Black, NC
    Richard Locust, 5, M, Black, NC
    Barbee A. Locust, 2, F, Black, NC.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 329A-B, Lines 40, 1-6, Dortches Dis, Rocky Mount PO, Nash Co., NC (26 Jul 1860)
    Wm. C. Culpepper, 68, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$1800, PE=$500, NC
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 64, F, Wh, NC
    William Culpepper, 23, M, Wh, Farm Laborer, NC
    Jno Culpepper, 22, M, Wh, Farm Laborer, NC
    Lucinda Lucas, 20, F, Black, NC
    Richard Lucas, 16, M, Black, NC
    Barbara Lucas, 12, F, Black, NC.
  4. E-mail written July 2000 to Lew Griffin from Deborah Fern Coggins Gammon (Mrs. Barry Thomas Gammon), e-mail address.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 60A, Lines 6-10, Middleton Twp, Nash Co., NC (5 Aug 1870)
    William Culpepper, 80, M, Wh, Farmer, NC
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 77, F, Wh, Keeping house, NC
    John Culpepper, 32, M, Wh, Farmer, NC
    Armelius Culpepper, 25, F, Wh, Keeping house, NC
    Fanny Culpepper, 1, F, Wh, NC.
  6. 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
    John William Culpepper, RFD#2, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC; age 42, born 19 Nov 1875, White, Farmer for self; Nearest relative is Mrs. Annie Culpepper of RFD#2, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC; Medium height, slender build, blue eyes, dark hair and no disabilities; Registered 12 Sep 1918 in Nashville, Nash Co., NC.
  7. 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
  8. 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
    German Dalas Culpepper, Nashville, Nash Co., NC; age 40, born 29 Jul 1878, White; Farming for self in Nash Co., NC; Nearest relative is Mrs. Ella Culpepper of Nashville, Nash Co., NC; Tall height, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair, slightly bald, and no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 in Nashville, Nash Co., NC.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 451A, Stony Creek, Nash Co., NC
    John Culpepper, Self, M, md, Wh, 42, Farmer, NC/NC/NC
    Emarillus Jane Culpepper, Wife, F, md, Wh, 30, NC/NC/NC
    Fannie Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 10, NC/NC/NC
    Jno Wm Culpepper, Son, M, sng, Wh, 3, NC/NC/NC
    Jerman D. Culpepper, Son, M, sng, Wh, 2, NC/NC/NC.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 56, Sheet 15A, Lines 17-20, Coopers Twp, Nash Co., NC (18 Jun 1900)
    Owns home with mortgage
    John Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, May 1838, 62, md-29yrs, NC/NC/NC, Farmer
    Armerullius J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, Jan 1845, 55, md-29yrs, ch 4/4, NC/NC/NC
    German D. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, Jul 1878, 21, sng, NC/NC/NC, Day Laborer
    Millie Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, Jun 1883, 16, sng, NC/NC/NC, Servant.