William Culpepper1,2

Male, #2315, (circa 1829 - 29 Mar 1864)
Father*Simeon Culpepper of Lauderdale Co., MS (c 1794 - 28 Apr 1851)
Mother*Elizabeth Bluett (c 1798 - 1856)
DNA* William has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Jackson Co., GA, the son of Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA, the son of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, the son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1829 William was born at Jackson Co., Georgia, circa 1829. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 William was probably a free white male, age under 5, in Simeon Culpepper of Lauderdale Co., MS's houshold, on the 1830 Census at Jackson Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is 1 Male 15-20, who would have been born prior to Simeon and Elizabeth's marriage..3 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 William was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 15, in Simeon Culpepper of Lauderdale Co., MS's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 1 M15-20 and 1 F5-10.)4 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 William, Amelia, Ambrose, Ellen, Huldah, Hubert, Gabrilla, Matthew, Harbin, James, Melburn, Malachi and Anthony listed as a household member living with Joel Culpepper of Sumter Co., AL on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Woods, Sumter Co., Alabama.5 
Marriage*5 Apr 1851 He married Ellen Culpepper at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 5 Apr 1851.6 
Death of Father28 Apr 1851 His father Simeon Culpepper of Lauderdale Co., MS died on 28 Apr 1851 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi
Birth of Soncirca 1852 His son James J. Culpepper was born circa 1852 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi
Death of Mother1856 His mother Elizabeth Bluett died in 1856 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi
Probate24 Aug 1856 During probate, William Culpepper was identified as an heir of Simeon Culpepper of Lauderdale Co., MS on 24 Aug 1856 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.7 
Birth of Son28 Jan 1858 His son Henry Matthew Culpepper was born on 28 Jan 1858 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.8 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.9 
Voted*6 Nov 1861 He voted in an election on 6 Nov 1861 at Woods, Sumter Co., Alabama.10 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1864

     William Culpepper Pvt Co. C, 40th Infantry, enlisted 14 May 1862, Mobile, AL Capt W. A. C. Jones, Had been at Vicksburg and paroled. Taken prisoner at Lookout Mt. 24 Nov 1863; appeared on POW roll at Nashville TN 29 Nov 1863, sent to Rock Island, IL 03 Dec 1863 died 29 Mar 1864 Typhoid Fever. Locality of grave 945.11 
Death*29 Mar 1864 He died at Rock Island, Rock Island Co., Illinois, on 29 Mar 1864.11 
Burial*circa 30 Mar 1864 His body was interred circa 30 Mar 1864 at Rock Island Confederate Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island Co., Illinois.11 


Ellen Culpepper (circa 1830 - Jul 1884)
Marriage*5 Apr 1851 He married Ellen Culpepper at Sumter Co., Alabama, on 5 Apr 1851.6 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jun 2011


  1. Levin E. Culpepper, The Descendants of Joseph Culpepper who died in 1816, in Jackson County, Georgia, P. O. Box 5511, Meridian, MS 39302-5511: Lauderdale County Dept. of Archives & History, 1990's.
  2. E-mail written 1995-2015 to Culpepper Connections from Linda Jones Cushing (#57676), 525 Summitbluff Dr, Greenville, SC, e-mail address.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 339, Jackson Co., GA
    Simeon Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M10-15, 1 M15-20, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F20-30.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 49, Ancestry.com images 21-22, Unknown Township, Lauderdale Co., MS
    Owen Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 4 F5-10, 1 F10-15, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves
    Simpson Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 2 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 2 F5-10, 1 F10-15, 1 F40-50, 0 slaves.
  5. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 340A/Line 32 thru 340B/Line 3, Woods, Sumter Co., AL
    Joel Culpepper, 47, M, Farmer, RE=$500, GA (ID: 3971)
    Milly Culpepper, 47, F, GA
    Hulda Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    Ellen Culpepper, 19, F, GA
    Gabrilla Culpepper, 17, F, GA
    Herbert Culpepper, 15, M, GA
    Matthew Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    Harbin Culpepper, 12, M, AL
    Hardin Culpepper, 10, M, AL
    Melburn Culpepper, 8, M, AL
    Malachi Culpepper, 6, M, AL
    Walker Culpepper, 4, M, AL
    William Culpepper, 21, M, Farmer, GA
    Ambrose Culpepper, 20, M, Farmer, GA.
  6. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    William Culpepper married Ellen Culpepper on 5 Apr 1851 in Sumter Co., Alabama.
  7. Lauderdale Co., MS Probate Court Minutes, Book G, p. 163, August Term 1856, as transcribed by Ruth Cohlmia.
  8. Sarah Mozingo, compiler, Choctaw County Cemeteries, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, 1996.
    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Sumter Co., Alabama, near Choctaw County line.
    + Mathew Culpepper, Jan. 28, 1858 - Sept. 23, 1903
    + Thomasetta Culpepper, 1861 – 1894
    + Willie Ann Culpepper, Feb. 1862 - Nov. 1922.
  9. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 173, Family 1190, Lines 8-13, Beat 5, Lauderdale, MS
    W. Culpepper, 31, M, Farmer, RE=$0, PE=$260, GA
    Ellen Culpepper, 28, F, Dom Bus, GA
    James J. Culpepper, 8, M, MS
    Milley E. Culpepper, 6, F, MS
    Henry M. Culpepper, 3, M, MS
    Gertrude Culpepper, 8/12, F, MS.
  10. James T. Dawson, compiler, Sumter County, Alabama Voting Lists: 1834 - 1861 (3 vols.), Meridian, Mississippi: Lauderdale County Dept of Archives and History, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.141 N4d.
    William Culpepper voted at Woods, Sumter Co., AL, on 6 Nov 1861.
  11. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    William Culpepper, died 29 Mar 1864, Served as Private in Co. C, 40th Alabama Regiment. Interred in Rock Island National Cemetery, Moline, IL, Section A, Site 945.