Robert Culpepper1,2

Male, #209, (19 Oct 1824 - 22 Sep 1871)
Father*William Culpepper (1802 - 14 Feb 1858)
Mother*Judith Cherry (c 1804 - 26 Apr 1881)
Birth*19 Oct 1824 Robert was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 19 Oct 1824.3 
Birth19 Oct 1826 Robert was born at Deep Creek District, Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 19 Oct 1826.1 
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..4 
Tax List*1850 He was listed in a tax list at Deep Creek, Portsmouth Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia, in 1850.5 
Marriage*5 Mar 1856 He married Nancy Sawyer at Camden Co., North Carolina, on 5 Mar 1856 at age 31.6 
Death of Father14 Feb 1858 His father William Culpepper died on 14 Feb 1858 at Deep Creek District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.7 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Deep Creek District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.8 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Robert is said to have riden a white horse in the Civil War. Harry Monell offers the following: Robert 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. On Aug 8, 1862, the Company once again transferred as Company A, 61st Virginia Infantry. The 61st VA saw action in 25 different battles.3 
Marriage*19 Mar 1870 He married Mary Susan Taylor at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 19 Mar 1870 at age 45.9 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Deep Creek District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.10 
Birth of Son22 Apr 1871 His son John Robert Culpepper was born on 22 Apr 1871 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.3 
Death*22 Sep 1871 He died at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 22 Sep 1871 at age 46.3 
Biography* Robert was a lumber merchant at the time of his marriage, and in his later years, he served as a plantation overseer.3 

Family 1

Nancy Sawyer (say 1836 - )
Marriage*5 Mar 1856 He married Nancy Sawyer at Camden Co., North Carolina, on 5 Mar 1856 at age 31.6 
Children

Family 2

Mary Susan Taylor (circa 1847 - )
Marriage*19 Mar 1870 He married Mary Susan Taylor at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 19 Mar 1870 at age 45.9 
Child
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

Citations

  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 Landmark Newspaper, compiler, Norfolk County, VA, Confederate Dead, April 1875.
    http://hometown.aol.com/otterleigh/death.htm
  3. Correspondence from Joseph G. Merrell Jr., Norfolk, VA, to Lew Griffin.
  4. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 353, Ancestry.com Images 43-44, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    William Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M15-20 [sic], 2 F20-30, 1 slave.
  5. Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Film, Norfolk County Virginia Personal Property Tax Rolls, Salt Lake City, UT: Gnealogical Society of Utah , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 1,870,174#2 & 1,905,762#2.
    Portsmouth Parish: Robert Culpepper, Deep Creek, one male.
  6. NC Clerk Camden Co., Camden Co., NC Marriages, 1852-1910 Dorothy Forehand Wise-Kincaide (Transcriber) , 2001.
    Robert Culpepper and Nancy Sawyer married 5 Mar 1856 in Camden Co., NC.
  7. Norfolk Co. VA Death records.
  8. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 28, Family 215, Deep Creek, Norfolk County, VA
    Robt Culpepper, 37, M, Wh, Overseer on D.J. Canal, RE=$0, PE=$0, VA
    Nancy Culpepper, 22, F, His wife-none, Wh, NC
    Mary Culpepper, 3, F, Wh, VA
    Lodusta Cuffie, 21, F, Mulatto, Domestic, VA
    Julia J. Cuffie, 2, F, Black, VA.
  9. 1850-1887 Norfolk County, VA Marriages, transcribed from microfilm and various source documents by Lew Griffin, Dick Culpepper, and Susan Wilson..
    Robert Culpepper (44, widow) and Mary Susan Taylor (23) married in Norfolk Co., VA, on 19 Mar 1870, Robert was the son of William & Julia Culpepper, and Mary Susan was the daughter of John and Martha Taylor.
  10. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 10-11, Family 84, Deep Creek, Norfolk Co., Virginia
    Robert Culpepper, 46, M, Wh, Laborer, RE=$0, PE=$0, VA, Married in March
    Mary S. Culpepper, 24, M, Wh, Keeping house, VA
    Anna L. Culpepper, 14, F, Wh, At home, VA
    James H. Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, Living with uncle, VA
    Joseph M. Culpepper, 6, M, Wh, Living with uncle, VA
    Judah Culpepper, 66, F, Wh, Living with Son, VA.
  11. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    The following family was enumerated twice -- pages 100 and 117 -- but with Nancy having different ages
    Page 100, Lines 4-5, Court House Twp, Camden Co., NC (12 Aug 1870)
         Nancy Culpepper, 30, F, Wh, House Keeper, NC (#253)
         Lucinda Culpepper, 2, F, Wh, NC
    Page 117, Lines 4-5, Court House Twp, Camden Co., NC (31 Aug 1870)
         Nancy Culpepper, 37, F, Wh, House Keeper, NC
         Lucinda Culpepper, 2, F, Wh, NC.