Miles Culpepper1

Male, #203, (circa 1830 - 1 Dec 1865)
Father*William Culpepper (1802 - 14 Feb 1858)
Mother*Judith Cherry (c 1804 - 26 Apr 1881)
Birth*circa 1830 Miles was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, circa 1830.2 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Miles, Robert and William was probably a free white male, age under 5, in William Culpepper's houshold, on the 1830 Census at Norfolk Co., Virginia. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 1 F20-30, 1 slave..3 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Miles and William was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 15, in William Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.4 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Miles was listed as a lumber-getting laborer along with John Culpepper of Julian's Creek on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Warwick Co., Virginia.5 
Marriage*15 Jul 1853 He married Margaret Cherry at Camden Co., North Carolina, on 15 Jul 1853.6,7 
Death of Father14 Feb 1858 His father William Culpepper died on 14 Feb 1858 at Deep Creek District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.2 
Birth of Son1859 His son William E. Culpepper was born in 1859 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Miles was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.8 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Miles enlisted in the Virginia Rangers as a private on Feb 2, 1862 at Camp Pemberton and served in Company A, 7th Battalion, Virginia. The company transferred on Apr 20, 1862 to Company A, 3rd Virginia Infantry, Pickett's Division (Dismal Swamp Rangers). On Aug 8, 1862 the Company once again transferred as Company A, 61st Virginia Infantry. The 61st Virginia saw action in 25 different battles. Death records indicate that Miles died from consumption. This was more than likely a result of exposure encountered during the war. 
Birth of Soncirca 1864 His son Miles Culpepper Jr. was born circa 1864 at Virginia.9 
Death*1 Dec 1865 He died at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 1 Dec 1865.2 


Margaret Cherry (say 1830 - )
Marriage*15 Jul 1853 He married Margaret Cherry at Camden Co., North Carolina, on 15 Jul 1853.6,7 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Jun 2012


  1. The Descendants of Robert Culpeper and Elizabeth Bracket, Harry Linwood Monell - sent by Diane Mathena, e-mail address, to Lew Griffin, 28 Aug 1993.
  2. Norfolk Co. VA Death records.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 353, Images 43-44, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    William Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M15-20 [sic], 2 F20-30, 1 slave.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 168, Images 8-9, Unk Twp, Norfolk Co., VA
    George Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M40-50, 2 F0-5, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves
    Stephen Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 1 F15-20, 1 slave
    William Culpepper, 1 M 5-10; 2 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 2 F0-5, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  5. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 132, Family 117, Lines 18-21, Eastern District, Warwick Co., VA
    Christopher Miller, 71, M, Lumber-getting, RE=$8396, Norfolk Co
    John Culpepper, 18, M, Laborer, Norfolk Co
    Miles Culpepper, 18, M, Norfolk Co
    John J. Spratt, 18, M, Laborer, Norfolk Co.
  6. Correspondence from Joseph G. Merrell Jr., Norfolk, VA, to Lew Griffin.
  7. NC Clerk Camden Co., Camden Co., NC Marriages, 1852-1910 Dorothy Forehand Wise-Kincaide (Transcriber) , 2001.
    Miles Culpepper and Margarette Carney married 15 Jul 1853 in Camden Co., NC.
  8. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 207, Family 1590, Portsmouth Jackson Ward, Portsmouth (City), VA
    Miles Culpepper, 29, M, Wh, Corpl USMC, RE=$0, PE=$25, VA
    Margt. Culpepper, 24, F, Wh, VA
    Ella E. Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, VA
    Laura V. Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, VA
    Wm. E. Culpepper, 11/12, M, Wh, VA.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 28B, ED 60, Deep Creek, Norfolk Co., VA
    Annie Tucker, Self, F, S, W, 59, Housekeeper, VA/VA/VA
    Gennett Tucker, Sister, F, S, W, 42, Seamstress, VA/VA/VA
    Edwin Tucker, Brother, M, , W, 39, Steamboat Hand, VA/VA/VA
    Miles Culpepper, Other, M, S, W, 15, Servant, VA/VA/VA
    (Miles is assumed to be the son of Miles Culpepper, 1830-1865, but this is not proven)
    Margaret Tucker, Cousin, F, S, W, 5, VA/VA/VA.