Henry David Culpepper

Male, #2451, (Feb 1833 - 1908)
Father*Henry Culpepper of Lauderdale Co., MS (c 1795 - a 1870)
Mother*Nancy Martin (c 1805 - a 1850)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Henry David Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*Feb 1833 Henry was born at Georgia in Feb 1833. 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Henry was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.1 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Co. F, 46th MS Infantry. 
Marriage*16 Apr 1863 He married Sarah M. (?) at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 16 Apr 1863 at age 30.2 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Henry was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Henry was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.4 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Henry was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.5 
Death*1908 He died at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, in 1908. 
Research note*3 Oct 2004 From Bill Draper: You include Henry David (1833), but he is not listed in the 1850 census in Henry's household. What is his source?

From Lew Griffin: As for Henry David as a son of Henry, this is from a process of elimination. Unlike Henry, some of his brothers left wills or estates, which help with the process of elimination. Also, Henry (H. D.) was listed as a farm laborer in 1860, and he might well have been one in 1850 as well. After looking at many census records over the years, I feel that farm laborers, particularly young ones, were often excluded from census records. The census taker assumed they would be recorded at home, and yet they were not at home: so young farm workers not living at home were often missed in census records.

If you have records proving the ancestry of this Henry David Culpepper let us know.6 


Sarah M. (?) (Apr 1828 - 29 Jun 1908)
Marriage*16 Apr 1863 He married Sarah M. (?) at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 16 Apr 1863 at age 30.2 
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. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 174, Family 1197, Lines 1-8, Beat 5, Lauderdale, MS
    S. T. Glass, 22, M, Farmer, RE=$1500, PE=$500, AL
    Kesiah Glass, 36, F, Dom. Bus, AL
    Mary A. Glass, 3, F, MS
    William Glass, 1, M, MS
    John M. C. Jones, 12, M, MS
    James Jones, 10, M, MS
    D. H. Culpepper, 25, M, Farm La, GA
    A. D. Moore, 23, M, Farm La, N Car.
  2. Hunting For Bears, compiler, Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    Henry David Culpepper and Mrs. S. M. Merritt married 16 Apr 1863 in Lauderdale Co., MS.
  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 6, Family 43, Lines 29-32, Township 5, Lauderdale, MS
    Henry Culpepper, 37, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$800, PE=$600, GA
    Sarah Culpepper, 37, F, Wh, Keeping House, MS
    Henrietta Culpepper, 6, F, Wh, MS
    Eugenia Culpepper, 3, F, Wh, MS.
  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    FHL Film 1254653, National Archives Film T9-0653, Page 222C, District 5, Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale Co., MS
    H. D. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, Wh, 48, Farmer, GA/GA/GA (#2451)
    S. M. Culpepper, Other (Wife), F, Md, Wh, 49, Keeping House, FL/TN/FL
    (The next three names were Sarah's children from her prior marriage to Willis Merritt)
    Manen Merret, SSon, M, Sng, Wh, 26, Boarding, MS/MS/FL
    Abraham Merret, SSon, M, Sng, Wh, 24, Boarding, MS/MS/FL
    S(arah) B. Merret, SDau, F, Sng, Wh, 22, Boarding, MS/MS/FL
    (The remaining names in this HH were all black servants)
    Darkest Merret, Other, F, Wid, Black, 65, Servant, MS/---/---
    Sam Bronsen, Other, M, Sng, Black, 18, Servant, MS/---/---
    Jacob Hill, Other, M, Black, 56, Servant, AL/VA/VA
    Alice Merret, Other, F, Black, 38, Servant, MS/GA/GA
    Jackson Merret, Other, M, Sng, Black, 12, N/A, MS/FL/MS.
  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 28, Page 11B, Family 323, Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale County, MS
    David Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, Feb 1833, 67, Md-37 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Sarah Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, Apr 1828, 72, Md-37 yrs, ch 9/4, FL/GA/GA
    Catherine Merritt, Gr-Daughter, Wh, F, Jan 1887, 13, S, MS/MS/MS
    Frank J. Johnson, Son in law, Wh, M, Mar 1850, 50, Md-7 yrs, SC/SC/SC
    Sallie Johnson, Wife (sic: daughter of Sarah), Wh, F, Apr 1848, 51, Md-7 yrs, ch 1/1, MS/MS/FL
    Roxie Johnson, Daughter (sic: Gr-daiughter), Wh, F, Dec 1894, 5, S, MS/ SC/MS.
  6. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.