James Madison Culpepper of Franklin Co., NC

Male, #1667, (circa 1824 - between 1880 and 1900)
Mother*Mary Culpepper1 (s 1803 - )
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by James Madison Culpepper of Franklin Co., NC 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*circa 1824 James was born at North Carolina circa 1824. 
Marriage*18 Jan 1847 He married Catherine A. Upchurch at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 18 Jan 1847.2,3 
Birth of Soncirca 1847 His son Idamus D. Culpepper was born circa 1847 at North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1848 His son Bolivar N. Culpepper M.D. was born circa 1848 at Cypress Creek, Franklin Co., North Carolina
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Franklin Co., North Carolina.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1858 His son William H. Culpepper was born circa 1858 at Franklin Co., North Carolina
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Franklin Co., North Carolina.5 
Civil War*between 1863 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1863 and 1865.6 
Birth of Soncirca 1863 His son James Madison Culpepper Jr. was born circa 1863 at Franklin Co., North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1865 His son Jasper A. Culpepper was born circa 1865 at Franklin Co., North Carolina
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Cypress Creek, Franklin Co., North Carolina.7 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Cypress Creek, Franklin Co., North Carolina.8 
Death*between 1880 and 1900 He died at Franklin Co., North Carolina, between 1880 and 1900. 
Research note* Deana Tredinnick wrote on 6 Jun 2007:
     "I am the great-grandaughter of William H. Culpepper, #1675, from Nash County, NC...
     "Our family history says that James Madison was an illegitimate child. His mother, a woman named Polly Culpepper, had come to the Coppadge plantation (in the Nash County area) to teach the children. She became pregnant from one of the boys (I assume a Coppadge), abandoned the child and ran off with a man named Marshall. I also understand that when he married Catherine Upchurch, she was disowned from her family because she married a bastard child."1 

Family

Catherine A. Upchurch (Nov 1825 - 1 Oct 1916)
Marriage*18 Jan 1847 He married Catherine A. Upchurch at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 18 Jan 1847.2,3 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2007-2012 to Warren Culpepper from Deana Tredinnick (gd of #38037), Herndon, VA 20171, e-mail address (Feb 2012).
  2. Ruth Smith Williams, Early Marriages of Nash Co., NC, J.W. Watson, 1968.
  3. North Carolina Division of Archives and History, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802
    Madison Culpepper to marry Catharine Upchurch, Bond Date: 18 Jan 1847 in Nash Co., NC, Record No. 01035, Bondsman: Thomas Dean, Bond No. 000085660.
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A/Line 42 & Page 385B/Lines 1-3, Cooks Dis, Franklin Co., NC (4 Oct 1850)
    Madison Culpepper, 25, M, Wh, Farmer, NC
    Catherine Culpepper, 20, F, Wh, NC
    Idamus Culpepper, 5, M, Wh, NC
    Bolivar Culpepper, 2, M, Wh, NC.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 467B, Lines 17-26, Louisburg PO, Franklin Co., NC (4 Jun 1860)
    J. M. Culpepper, 36, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$1360, PE=$1050, NC
    Catherine C. Culpepper, 34, F, Wh, NC
    Idimus D. Culpepper, 12, M, Wh, NC
    Boliver N. Culpepper, 10, M, Wh, NC
    F. Dela Culpepper, 9, F, Wh, NC
    Celia A. Culpepper, 8, F, Wh, NC
    Henrietta Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, NC
    Ider Culpepper, 5, F, Wh, NC
    William Culpepper, 2, M, Wh, NC
    Dianna M. Culpepper, 3/12, M, Wh, NC.
  6. J. M. Culpepper enlisted 25 Mar 1863 as a Private at Franklin Co., NC; resided in Franklin Co., NC; served in B Co. 13th Battn Reg. NC and B Co. 66th Inf Reg. NC.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 484B, Lines 6-17, Cypress Creek Twp, Franklin Co., NC (Aug 1870)
    J. M. Culpepper, 47, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$1200, PE=$300, NC
    Catherine Culpepper, 44, F, Wh, Keeping house, NC
    Bolivar Culpepper, 20, M, Wh, At school, NC
    Frances Culpepper, 19, F, Wh, At home, NC
    Celina Culpepper, 17, F, Wh, At home, NC
    Henrietta Culpepper, 15, F, Wh, At home, NC
    Ida Culpepper, 12, F, Wh, At home, NC
    Mary Culpepper, 9, F, Wh, At home, NC
    William Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, At school, NC
    James Culpepper, 7, M, Wh, At home, NC
    Jasper Culpepper, 5, M, Wh, At home, NC
    Issinone Culpepper, 3, F, Wh, At home, NC.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 593D, Cypress Creek, Franklin Co., NC
    James M. Culpepper, Self, M, md, Wh, 56, Farmer, NC/NC/NC (#1667)
    Catharine A. Culpepper, Wife, F, md, Wh, 54, Keeping House, NC/NC/NC
    Ida B. Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 23, House Keeping, NC/NC/NC
    Mary S. Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 17, At School, NC/NC/NC
    James M. Culpepper, Son, M, sng, Wh, 16, At School, NC/NC/NC
    Gasper Culpepper, Son, M, sng, Wh, 13, Works On Farm, NC/NC/NC
    Genora Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 11, At School, NC/NC/NC
    Spencer Melton, Other, M, sng, Black, 17, Servant, NC/NC/NC.