Matthew E. Culpepper

Male, #2329, (circa 1836 - 27 Nov 1871)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Sumter Co., AL (c 1803 - 5 Jul 1875)
Mother*Amelia Yarbrough (c 1803 - 1860)
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Birth*circa 1836 Matthew was born at Jackson Co., Georgia, circa 1836.1 
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.1 
Marriage*1 May 1860 He married Mary Etta Boswell at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 1 May 1860.2 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Matthew was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3 
Death of Mother1860 His mother Amelia Yarbrough died in 1860. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Co. C, 40th Alabama Infantry.4 
Birth of Son14 Feb 1862 His son Silas Edgar Culpepper was born on 14 Feb 1862 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.5 
Birth of SonJul 1867 His son Hubert William Culpepper was born in Jul 1867 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.6 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Matthew was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.7 
Birth of Soncirca 1870 His son Vernon Culpepper was born circa 1870 at Lauderdale Co., Alabama.8 
Death*27 Nov 1871 He died at Toomsuba, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 27 Nov 1871. 
Burial*say 29 Nov 1871 His body was interred say 29 Nov 1871 at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Cuba, Sumter Co., Alabama.4 


Mary Etta Boswell (1845 - between 1930 and 1940)
Marriage*1 May 1860 He married Mary Etta Boswell at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 1 May 1860.2 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. 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.
  2. Hunting For Bears, compiler, Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, Online database at, 2004.
    Mathew Culpepper and Mary Etta Boswell married 1 May 1860 in Lauderdale Co., MS.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 172, Family 1185, Lines 28-31, Beat 5, Lauderdale, MS (#2329)
    M. Culpepper, 23, M, Farmer, RE=$0, PE=$500, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 18, F, Dom Bus, MS
    Martha V. Culpepper, 4, F, AL (Dau of Hubert and Sarah)
    Mantilla Culpepper, 4, F, AL (Dau of Hubert and Sarah).
  4. Sarah Mozingo, compiler, Choctaw County Cemeteries, Rootsweb: USGenWeb Archives, 1996.
    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Sumter Co., Alabama, near Choctaw County line.
    + Mathew Culpepper, Co. C 40 Ala. Inf., C.S.A (No Dates).
  5. Coker Chapel Cemetery, Vimville, Lauderdale Co., MS
    + Silas Edgar Culpepper, 14 Feb 1862 - 1 Mar 1934.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 316A, Family 326, Brents, Escambia Co., FL
    William H. Culpepper, Head, M, Jul 1867, 32, md 3 yrs, MS/UN/UN, Machinist
    Florence Culpepper, Wife, F, Sep 1870, 29, md 3 yrs, ch 0/0, FL/FL/AL
    Tom Moore, Boarder, M, 1845, 55, S, UN/UN/UN, Day Laborer.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 71-72, Family 486, Lines 36-40, Line 1, Township 7, Lauderdale, MS
    Matthew Culpepper, 33, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$0, PE=$0, GA
    Marietta Culpepper 27, F, Wh, Keeping House, MS
    Silas E. Culpepper, 9, M, Wh, MS
    Lula E Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, AL
    William H. Culpepper, 3, M, Wh, AL
    Catherine V. Culpepper, 1, F, Wh, MS.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 64B, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS
    Stacy Boswell, Self, F, Wid, Wh, 74, Keeping House, GA/MD/SC
    Mary E. (Boswell) Culpepper, Dau, F, Wid, Wh, 35, N/A, MS/GA/GA
    Edgar Culpepper, GSon, M, Sng, Wh, 19, Farmer, MS/---/MS
    Lula Culpepper, GDau, F, Sng, Wh, 14, At Home, MS/---/MS
    Hubert Culpepper, GSon, M, Sng, Wh, 12, Farm Laborer, MS/---/MS
    Vernon Culpepper, GSon, M, Sng, Wh, 10, N/A, MS/---/MS.