Daniel M. Culpepper

Male, #3, (circa 1834 - 25 Jul 1868)
Father*Daniel Culpepper (c 1803 - )
Mother*Polly (?) (s 1805 - )
DNA* To help confirm Daniel M. Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Daniel's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*circa 1834 Daniel was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, circa 1834. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Alice, Daniel, John and Cary listed as a household member living with Daniel Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Norfolk (city), Virginia.1 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Two different records exist for a Daniel M. Culpepper serving in Virginia. Both show enlistment as a private, date and place unknown. One was in Company A, 14th Battn Cavalry Regiment Virginia. The other was in Company F, 15th Cavalry Regiment Virginia.2 
Marriage*20 Feb 1862 He married Lucy Jane Lynch at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 20 Feb 1862.3 
Birth of Son27 Aug 1865 His son William Henry Culpepper was born on 27 Aug 1865 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1866 His son Benjamin F. Culpepper was born circa 1866 at Pleasant Grove District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.5 
Death*25 Jul 1868 He died at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 25 Jul 1868.6 
Research note* L. W. G. --- I'm not sure to which Daniel the following text pertains. But from Norfolk death records, this Daniel, with these parents, died in 1868. Former text for this Daniel:

From the 1850 census, it is not clear that Alice was the mother of Daniel M., she may have been his step-mother. Daniel was a wheelwright in Norfolk in 1850.

Daniel was a private in the elite St. Bride's Cavalry, Co. F, 15th Virginia. This was one of the largest and best equipped calry companies in the Confederate service, with skilled and determined men and excellent horses. The men came principally from the St. Brides Parish of old Norfolk Co., and from that obtained its name. This unit saw much action in many battles. Daniel was killed in a bloddy cavalry charge at the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA in 1862.

Your help with this person will be appreciated. Contact Lew Griffin (see footnote for details).7 


Lucy Jane Lynch (circa 1842 - )
Marriage*20 Feb 1862 He married Lucy Jane Lynch at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 20 Feb 1862.3 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Nov 2012


  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 182, Family 1529, Lines 1-6, Norfolk (City), Norfolk Co., VA
    Daniel Culpepper, 47, M, Harness Maker, VA
    Alice Culpepper, 43, F, VA
    Daniel M. Culpepper, 16, M. Wheel wright, VA
    John A. Culpepper, 2, M, VA
    Cary W. Hall, 9, M, VA
    Nancy Peterson, 20, F, Laborer, NC.
  2. Historical Data Systems, compiler, American Civil War Soldiers, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
  3. 1850-1887 Norfolk County, VA Marriages, transcribed from microfilm and various source documents by Lew Griffin, Dick Culpepper, and Susan Wilson..
    Daniel M. Culpepper (27) and Lucy J. Lynch (19) married in Norfolk Co., VA, on 20 Feb 1862.
  4. Find a Grave (online database)
    Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk (city), VA
    + Culpeper, William Henry 50304099, Aug. 27, 1865 - Mar. 3, 1937
    + Culpeper, Novella Estelle 50304131, Feb. 14, 1870 - May 7, 1935.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 41, Family 313, Pleasant Grove, Norfolk Co., Virginia
    Willoughby Lynch, 43, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$900, PE=$150, VA
    Mary A. Lynch, 52, F, wh, Keeping house, VA
    James C. Lynch, 26, M, Wh, Farmer, VA
    Susannah Lynch, 18, F, Wh, At home, VA
    Mary E. Lynch, 15, F, Wh, At home, VA
    Willoughby Lynch, 13, M, Wh, Attending school, VA
    Carrie V. Lynch, 7, F, Wh, VA
    Lucy J. Culpepper, 29, F, Wh, At home, VA
    Wm. W. Culpepper, 5, M, Wh, VA
    Benj F. Culpepper, 3, M, Wh, VA.
  6. Emily L. Walker, compiler, Norfolk County VA Birth & Death Register (Births 1853-1860 & 1864-1874; Deaths 1853-1860 & 1864-1870), Norfolk, VA: E. L. Walker, 1997.
    p. 105 of deaths: son of Daniel and Mary Culpepper.
  7. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.