Alexander Talbot Culpepper1

Male, #17, (19 May 1828 - 19 Dec 1880)
Father*Jesse Culpepper (c 1806 - 11 Nov 1873)
Mother*(?) (?) (s 1807 - b 1838)
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Birth*19 May 1828 Alexander was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 19 May 1828. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Alexander was probably a free white male, age under 5, in Jesse Culpepper's houshold, on the 1830 Census at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30 and 2 slaves..2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Alexander was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 15, in Jesse Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise unaccounted for are 1 M15-20, 1 F0-5, 1 F15-20, 11 free coloreds and 4 slaves.)3 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Alexander, Edith and Jesse listed as a household member living with Jesse Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.4 
Employment*1850 He was employed in 1850 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Marriage*17 Mar 1851 He married Laura A. Whitehurst at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 17 Mar 1851 at age 22.5 
Birth of Son27 Nov 1851 His son Marcus A. Culpepper was born on 27 Nov 1851 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Birth of Sonsay 1855 His son Kenneth Culpepper was born say 1855 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Death of Son15 Jun 1856 His son Kenneth Culpepper died on 15 Jun 1856 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.6 
Birth of Son1 Dec 1857 His son Frank W. Culpepper was born on 1 Dec 1857 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.7 
Death of Son11 Jul 1859 His son Frank W. Culpepper died on 11 Jul 1859 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.8 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Alexander was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Jefferson Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.9 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1862 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1862

     Alexander T. Culpepper, Occupation: Merchant, commissioned at Portsmouth, Virginia as a 1st Lieutenant on 20 April 1861 at the age of 32 in Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment Virginia. Resigned, disability Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 13 Dec 1862.10 
Birth of Soncirca 1861 His son Willis J. Culpepper was born circa 1861 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
Birth of Son20 Nov 1864 His son Charles Shands Culpepper was born on 20 Nov 1864 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Alexander was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.11 
Employment1870 He was employed in 1870 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
Death of Father11 Nov 1873 His father Jesse Culpepper died on 11 Nov 1873 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
Death of Son20 Jan 1879 His son Charles Shands Culpepper died on 20 Jan 1879 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Alexander was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.12 
Death*19 Dec 1880 He died at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, on 19 Dec 1880 at age 52
cerebral hemorrhage.13 

Family

Laura A. Whitehurst (circa 1832 - 30 Oct 1894)
Marriage*17 Mar 1851 He married Laura A. Whitehurst at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 17 Mar 1851 at age 22.5 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Nov 2012

Citations

  1. Death Register, Portsmouth, VA, 1858-1896, LDS film 33368; (Salt Lake City, UT: LDS Family History Library), LDS film 33368.
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 340, Ancestry.com Images 17-18, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    Jesse Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M20-30, 1 F0-5, 2 F20-30, 2 slaves.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 109, Ancestry.com Images 3-4, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    Jesse Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M15-20, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 11 free coloreds, 4 slaves.
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 141, Norfolk Co., VA
    Jesse Culpepper, 43, M, VA, Carpenter
    Edith Culpepper, 30, F, VA
    Alexander Culpepper, 22, M, Merchant
    Jesse W. Culpepper, 18, M, VA
    Mary D. Bricklove, 3, F, VA.
  5. 1850-1887 Norfolk County, VA Marriages, transcribed from microfilm and various source documents by Lew Griffin, Dick Culpepper, and Susan Wilson..
    Alexander G. Culpepper and Laura Whitehead married in Norfolk Co., VA, on 17 Mar 1851.
  6. Emily L. Walker, compiler, Norfolk County VA Birth & Death Register (Births 1853-1860 & 1864-1874; Deaths 1853-1860 & 1864-1870), Norfolk, VA: E. L. Walker, 1997.
    p. 47 of deaths.
  7. Emily L. Walker, compiler, Norfolk County VA Birth & Death Register (Births 1853-1860 & 1864-1874; Deaths 1853-1860 & 1864-1870), Norfolk, VA: E. L. Walker, 1997.
    p. 40.
  8. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, US Census Mortality Schedule 1850-1885, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2010.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756&enc=1
    Page 2, Line 33, 1860 Census Mortality Schedule, Jefferson Ward, Portsmouth, Virginia
    Frank W Culpepper, White, Male, died Jul 1859 at age 1 of diarhea.
  9. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 79-80, Family 640, Portsmouth Jefferson Ward, Portsmouth (City), VA
    A.T. Culpepper, 32, M, Wh, Merchant, RE=$4000, PE=$5000, VA
    Laura A. Culpepper, 27, F, Wh, VA
    Marcus Culpepper, 8, M, Wh, VA
    Mary C. Culpepper, 7, F, Wh, VA
    Nathn E. Whitehurst, 14, M, Wh, VA.
  10. Historical Data Systems, compiler, American Civil War Soldiers, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3737
  11. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 39, Family 335, Portsmouth Jackson Ward, Portsmouth (City), VA
    Alexander T. Culpepper, 42, M, Wh, Ret. Dry Goods Merchant, RE=$0, PE=$300, VA
    Laura Culpepper, 37, F, Wh, Keeping house, VA
    Marcus Culpepper, 18, M, Wh, Ship’s Writer U.S.N., VA
    Catharine Culpepper, 16, F, Wh, At home, VA
    Willis Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, VA
    Shands Culpepper, 5, M, Wh, VA.
  12. Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA, ED 76, sheet 20
    FHL Film 1255382, National Archives Film T9-1382 2nd Ward, Page 528D
    .
    Alexander T. CULPEPPER, Self, M, M, W, 52, VA, Dry Goods Merchant, Fa: VA, Mo: VA
    .
    Laura A. CULPEPPER, Wife, F, M, W, 46, VA, Keeping House, Fa: VA, Mo: VA
    .
    Marcus A. CULPEPPER, Son, M, S, W, 28, VA, R. R. Clerk, Fa: VA, Mo: VA
    .
    Willis J. CULPEPPER, Son, M, S, W, 19, VA, Clerk In Store, Fa: VA, Mo: VA
    .
    Bengiman W. PALMER, SonL, M, M, W, 27, VA, Steamboat Clerk, Fa: VA, Mo: VA
    .
    Kate M. [Culpepper] PALMER, Dau, F, M, W, 26, VA, Fa: VA, Mo: VA
    .
    Laura S. PALMER, Dau, F, S, W, 1, VA, Fa: VA, Mo: VA.
  13. J. H. Chataigne and Co., compiler, Norfolk, Virginia City Directories, 1888-1891, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1888-1891.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4622
    1889, lists Laura A. Culpepper, widow of Alexander P.