Reuben Culpepper of Mecklenburg Co. NC

Male, #19, (circa 1821 - )
Father*Joseph P. Culpepper (c 1782 - a 1830)
Mother*Margaret Willoughby (s 1793 - )
DNA* To help confirm Reuben Culpepper of Mecklenburg Co. NC's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Reuben's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*circa 1821 Reuben was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, circa 1821. 
Marriage*circa 1845 He married Mary Frances (?) circa 1845. 
Birth of Son1845 His son Robert S. Culpepper was born in 1845 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Birth of SonDec 1847 His son William E. Culpepper was born in Dec 1847 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Reuben was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.2 
Employment*1850 He was employed in 1850 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Birth of Soncirca 1854 His son Sherwood Culpepper was born circa 1854 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Birth of Soncirca 1858 His son Reuben Culpepper was born circa 1858 at Jackson Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.3 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Reuben was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Jackson Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.4 
Civil War*1861 He served in the War Between the States in 1861

     Reuben Culpepper, Occupation: Brass Founder, enlisted at Pig Point, Nansemond County as a Private on 15 May 1861 at the age of 30 in Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment Virginia. Discharged from Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 4 Sep 1861.5 
Birth of Son20 Dec 1867 His son Reuben Culpepper Jr. was born on 20 Dec 1867 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.6,7 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Reuben was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.8 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Reuben was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.9 
City Directory*between 1889 and 1892 He and Mary Frances Culpepper were listed in the between 1889 and 1892 city directory for Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.10 
Research note*1 Jun 2004 Reuben is certainly a descendant of Robert Culpepper Jr. of early Norfolk [ID 678]. And he is probably a descendant of Robert's son Sampson. But his exact connection to this family remains to be determined. Reuben is found in the city of Portsmouth in early Personal Property Tax records, between 1843 and 1846, with the family of Joseph S. Culpepper.

Your help with Reuben will be appreciated. Contact Lew Griffin (see footnote for details).11 

Family

Mary Frances (?) (circa 1828 - )
Marriage*circa 1845 He married Mary Frances (?) circa 1845. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Nov 2012

Citations

  1. The Generations Network Inc., compiler, North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8908
    William E Culpepper, born 1847-1848, died 6 Aug 1925 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 298, Family 452, Lines 20-23, Portsmouth, VA
    Reuben Culpepper, 29, M, Moulder (?), VA
    Mary Culpepper, 23, F, VA
    Robt, Culpepper, 4, M, VA
    William Culpepper, 2, M, VA.
  3. 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 5, Line 1, 1860 Census Mortality Schedule, Jackson Ward, Portsmouth, Virginia
    Reuben Culpepper, White, Male, died Aug 1859 at age 1 of cholera.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 167-168, Family 1310, Portsmouth Jackson Ward, Portsmouth (City), VA
    Reuben Culpepper, 38, M, Wh, Moulder, RE=$500, PE=$250, VA
    Mary F. Culpepper, 32, F, Wh, VA
    Robt. Culpepper, 13, M, Wh, VA
    Wm E. Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, VA
    Ada Culpepper, 9, F, Wh, VA
    Sherwood Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, VA
    Rena Culpepper, 8/12, F, Wh, VA.
  5. Historical Data Systems, compiler, American Civil War Soldiers, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3737
  6. Birth Records, 1853-1865, Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics, LDS Film 2026327.
  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. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 55B, Lines 28-36, 1st Ward, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC (24 Jun 1870)
    Ruben Culpepper, 47, M, Wh, Iron Moulder, PE=$400, VA (#19)
    Mary Culpepper, 43, M, Wh, Keeping house, VA
    Robt Culpepper, 24, M, Wh, Gas Works, VA
    William Culpepper, 22, M, Wh, Iron Moulder, VA
    Ada Culpepper, 19, F, Wh, At home, VA
    Sherwood Culpepper, 16, M, Wh, At home, VA
    Rena Culpepper, 10, F, Wh, At home, VA
    Ruby Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, At home, NC
    Earl Gadsden, 12, M, Mulatto, D. Servant, SC.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 350A, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC
    Reuben Culpepper, Self, M, md, Wh, 59, Moulder, VA/VA/VA
    Mary F. Culpepper, Wife, F, md, Wh, 53, Keep House, VA/VA/VA
    Robt. L. Culpepper, Son, M, , Wh, 34, Merchant, VA/VA/VA
    Wm. E. Culpepper, Son, M, , Wh, 32, Moulder, VA/VA/VA
    Margaret E. Culpepper, DauL, F, , Wh, 20, NC/NC/NC
    Rena B. Culpepper, Dau, F, , Wh, 20, VA/VA/VA
    Reuben Culpepper, Son, M, , Wh, 14, Moulder, NC/NC/NC
    Elsie D. Culpepper, GDau, F, sng, Wh, 2, SC/SC/SC
    Wm. N. Barnett, SonL, M, , Wh, 27, Salesman, SC/SC/SC
    Robt. W. Barnett, GSon, M, sng, Wh, 1, SC/VA/SC
    Charles Harris, Other, M, , Wh, 17, Servant, NC/NC/NC.
  10. The Generations Network, compiler, Charlotte, NC City Directory - 1890, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5089
    Mrs M F Culpepper, r 701 W Trade, Charlotte NC
    Reuben Culpepper, Sr., r 701 W Trade, Charlotte NC
    Reuben Culpepper, moulder, 701 W Trade, Charlotte, NC, 1889, 1890
    R Culpepper, grocer, 701 W Trade, 703 same location, Charlotte, NC, 1891, 1892.
  11. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.