Roland Hill Culpepper

Male, #27, (circa 1844 - )
Father*Joseph S. Culpepper (31 May 1814 - 18 Nov 1873)
Mother*Adeline Brooks (24 Mar 1816 - 6 Jul 1887)
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Research note* David J. Culpeper was shown in the 1910 Census of Essex Co., NJ as having in his household, two aunts: Addie B. Culpeper and Rosa C. Phillips. The father of Addie and Rosa was Joseph S. Culpepper and thus Joseph is quite probably the grandfather of David James Culpeper. Of Joseph S. Culpepper's sons, the only one who plausibly could be the father of David James Culpeper is Roland H. Culpepper. However, this relationship is not proven. 
Birth*circa 1844 Roland was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, circa 1844. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Adeline, Margaret, Joseph, Roland, Virginia and Catherine listed as a household member living with Joseph S. Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Adeline, Margaret, Joseph, Roland, Virginia, Catherine, Rosa, John, Adeline, Nellie and Franklin listed as a household member living with Joseph S. Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Jefferson Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.2 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1864 A clerk, Roland enlisted at Portsmouth, VA on 20 Apr 1861 at age 18 as Private in G Co. 9th Inf Reg. VA. 
Marriage*12 Dec 1867 He married Mary Juvene McComb at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, on 12 Dec 1867.3,4 
Birth of SonJun 1871 His son David Jennings Culpeper was born in Jun 1871 at Tennessee.5,3,6 
Birth of Son1878 His son Roland Culpepper was born in 1878 at Houston, Harris Co., Texas
Marriage*31 Oct 1878 He married Mary Katherine Clark at Harris Co., Texas, on 31 Oct 1878.7 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Roland was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Houston, Harris Co., Texas.8 
City Directory*between 1882 and 1890 He was listed in the between 1882 and 1890 city directory for Houston, Harris Co., Texas.9 
Birth of SonAug 1884 His son Horace Culpepper was born in Aug 1884 at Houston, Harris Co., Texas.10 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Roland was listed as a lodger living with an unknown person 's household on the 1900 Census at Houston, Harris Co., Texas. His wife and children were living elsewhere in Houston..11 

Family 1

Mary Juvene McComb (3 Nov 1842 - 21 Oct 1871)
Marriage*12 Dec 1867 He married Mary Juvene McComb at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, on 12 Dec 1867.3,4 

Family 2

Mary Katherine Clark (circa 1854 - 26 May 1921)
Marriage*31 Oct 1878 He married Mary Katherine Clark at Harris Co., Texas, on 31 Oct 1878.7 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Dec 2015


  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 309, Family 532, Lines 4-13, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    Joseph Culpepper, 36, M, Blacksmith, RE=$1000, VA
    Adeline Culpepper, 34, F, VA
    Margaret Culpepper, 14, F, VA
    Joseph Culpepper, 7, M, VA
    Roland H. Culpepper, 6, M, VA
    Virginia Culpepper, 4, F, VA
    Catharine Culpepper, 2, F, VA
    James Jag, 19, M, App. Blacksmith, VA
    Jno Kane, 19, M, App. Blacksmith, VA
    James Richardson, 17, M, App. Blacksmith, VA.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 98, Family 781, Portsmouth Jefferson Ward, Portsmouth (City), VA
    Jos. S. Culpepper, 46, M, Wh, Black Smith, RE=$6000, PE=$0, VA
    Adeline Culpepper, 44, F, Wh, VA
    Marg’t F. Culpepper, 21, F, Wh, VA
    Joseph Culpepper, 17, M, Wh, VA
    Rowland Culpepper, 15, M, Wh, VA
    Virginia Culpepper, 14, F, Wh, VA
    Kate Culpepper, 12, F, Wh, VA
    Rose Culpepper, 10, F, Wh, VA
    John Culpepper, 7, M, Wh, VA
    Addie Culpepper, 4, F, Wh, VA
    Nellie Culpepper, 2, F, Wh, VA
    Wm. Seabrook, 18, M, Wh, Black Smith Apprentice, VA
    Grandy Overton, 17, M, Wh, Black Smith Apprentice, VA
    Frank Culpepper, 18, M, Wh, Blk Smith App, VA
    Frank Brook, 52, M, Wh, Carpenter, RE=$1500, PE=$3000, VA
    Caroline Brook, 41, F, Wh, NC.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Memphis, Page 271C, Shelby Co., TN
    Mary Ann McComb, Self, F, Wid, Wh, 59, TN/TN/MD, Keeping House
    David James McComb, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 15, TN/OH/PA, Grocery Clerk
    David James Culpepper, Grandson, M, Sng, Wh, 9, TN/VA/MS
    Frank ... Davis, Son-in-law, M, Md, Wh, 31, MS/CT/CT, Book Keeper
    Elizabeth Ruthledge Davis, Dau, F, Md, Wh, 28, TN/OH/PA, At Home
    Mary Davis, Granddau, F, Sng, Wh, 1, TN/MS/TN.
  4. E-mail written Dec 2015 to Lew Griffin from Clifford Scott Culpeper, San Francisco, CA, e-mail address.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    32 North 17th Street, East Orange, Essex Co., NJ, ED 74, page 13A (23 Apr 1910)
    David J. Culpeper, Head, M, Wh, 38, M/S?, TN/VA/TN, Accountant for Ins. Co.
    David J. Culpeper Jr., Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, NY/TN/TN
    Roy G. Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, NY/TN/TN
    Addie B. Culpeper, Aunt, F, Wh, 52, sng, VA/VA/VA
    Rosa C. Phillips, Aunt, F, Wh, 57, wid, ch 0/0, VA/VA/VA.
  6. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    145 West 58th Street, Manhattan, New York Co., NY ED 773, Page 186B
    Fred M. Davis, Head, M, Wh, Jan 1849, 51, Md 22 yrs, MS/MS/MS, Real Estate Agent
    Eliza R. Davis, Wife, F, Wh, Nov 1859, 40, Md 22 yrs, 3/1 ch, TN/TN/TN
    Rutledge M. Davis, Son, M, Wh, May 1886, 14, Sng, TN/MS/TN, At school
    Mary A. McCoomb, Mother-in-law, F, Wh, Nov 1820, 80, Wd, PA/PA/PA
    David J. Culpepper, Grandson (of Mary), M, Wh, Jun 1871, 28, Sng, TN/TN/TN, Clerk.
  7. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at, 2005.
    Harris Co., TX: Roland H. Culpepper and Mamie K. Clark, 31 Oct 1878.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 75, Sheet 34, Pg 97B, 211 Polk Street, Houston, Harris Co., TX
    Roland Culpepper, M, 35, Head, M, VA VA VA, Cotton Classer
    Mary Culpepper, F, 26, Wife, M, TX MS KY
    Sarah Culpepper, F, 8/12, Dau, S, TX VA TX
    Ellen Reed, F, 34, Black, Servant, TX TX TX, Cook.
  9. Houston City Directories, 1882-1890:
    Rowland H. Culpepper; Employed as chief cotton clerk and manager of cotton department by Wm. D. Cleveland; Resides at 317 Polk; Houston, 1882-1890; Working for Rowland H. Culpepper: Mary Anne Fleming, 1884-1885; Jennie Hall, colored, 1884-1885; Susan Adams, colored, 1886-1887; William Owens, cook, 1887-1888; Lula Brown, colored, 1887-1888; Miss Mary Freiberg, 1889-1890.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Sheet 1B, Pg 288A, Pct 1, Img 2, 1717 Polk Ave., Houston, Harris Co., TX
    Mary K. Culpepper, Head, F, Mar-1852, 48, WD, Ch 4/3, TX MA IL
    Jewell C. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Oct-1879, 20, S, TX VA TX, Musician
    Horace Culpepper, Son, M, Aug-1884, 16, S, TX VA TX, Clerk-Auditors Off.
    Mamie E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Jan-1886, 14, S, TX VA TX, School Girl
    Horace Clark, Father, M, Jul-1819, 80, WD, MA NY NY, Minister.
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 62, Sheet 5B, Pg 17A, Img 8, 1 Ward, Houston, Harris Co., TX
    Jas E. Lehortal, Head, M, Oct-1863, 36, M, md-8, LA GA AL, Machinist
    Octavia Lehortal, Wife, F, Jul-1872, 27, M, md-8, Ch 3/2, TX IRE GERM
    Alva W. Lehortal, Son, M, Sep-1894, 5, S, TX TX LA
    Lorthie L. Lehortal, Daughter, F, Jun-1846, 1, S, TX TX LA
    Rob E. Culpepper, Boarder, M, Feb-1846, 54, S, VA VA VA, Machinist.