Vernon Grant Culpepper M.D.1

Male, #322, (25 Sep 1856 - 12 Oct 1905)
Father*Henry Edward Culpepper (23 May 1827 - 17 Dec 1895)
Mother*Martha A. Helen Grant (27 Jun 1831 - 16 Dec 1886)
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Birth*25 Sep 1856 Vernon was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 25 Sep 1856.2,3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Martha, Richard, Henry, Vernon and Claude listed as a household member living with Henry Edward Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Jefferson Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.4 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Vernon, Claude and Charles was listed as a son in Henry Edward Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.5 
Marriage*20 Apr 1881 He married Etta Franklin Borum at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, on 20 Apr 1881 at age 24. 
Birth of Son17 Dec 1882 His son James Henry Culpepper M.D. was born on 17 Dec 1882 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.6,7 
Death of Mother16 Dec 1886 His mother Martha A. Helen Grant died on 16 Dec 1886 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
City Directory*between 1888 and 1890 He was listed in the between 1888 and 1890 city directory for Portsmouth (city), Virginia.8 
Death of Father17 Dec 1895 His father Henry Edward Culpepper died on 17 Dec 1895 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.9 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Vernon was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.10 
Death*12 Oct 1905 He died at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, on 12 Oct 1905 at age 49. 
Biography* From Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume IV:

Dr. Vernon Grant Culpepper, son of Henry Edward and Martha Helen (Grant) Culpepper, was born September 25, 1856, died October 12, 1905. He attended L. P. Slater's private school after a course in the public schools, and then entered the University of Virginia, from which he was graduated M. D. in the class of 1875. The two years after his graduation he passed in the Charity Hospital, of New York, and after one and one-half years of hospital work in Portsmouth, Virginia, he began general practice, continuing actively until his death. Dr. Vernon Grant Culpepper was a member of the City, County, and State Medical societies, and served on the State Board of Health of Virginia. In politics he was a staunch Democrat, fraternally associated with the Masonic order, belonging to Acca Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Knights of Pythias. His religious denomination was the Methodist Episcopal. Dr. Culpepper was a gentleman noted for his devotion to principle in professional or private life, and, ever walking honorably and uprightly through life, left upon those with whom he associated the imprint of a man just and good.

Dr. Culpepper married, in 1880, Etta Franklin Borum, daughter of James T. Borum and his wife, Susan C. (Stokes) Borum. Children: Dr. James Henry, of whom further; Etta Vernon, who married Dr. Stanley Hoke Graves, a medical practitioner of Norfolk, son of Thomas Edward and Louisa (Brockman) Graves.

From Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804 -- 1929:
Born 1854, died 15 Oct 1905 in Portsmouth, VA from cerebral hemorrhage
Type of practice: Allopath
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, 1876, (G), VA-04
Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond; Hampden-Sydney Coll. Med. Dept., 1876, NY-05 New York University Medical College, New York: U
Journal of the American Medical Association Citation: 45:1343.
 

Family

Etta Franklin Borum (Jul 1860 - )
Marriage*20 Apr 1881 He married Etta Franklin Borum at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, on 20 Apr 1881 at age 24. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography (5 Volumes), New York, NY: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1915.
  2. Birth Records, 1853-1865, Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics, LDS Film 2026327.
  3. 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. 27.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 132, Family 1042, Portsmouth Jefferson Ward, Portsmouth (City), VA
    Henry Culpeper, 32, M, Wh, Carpenter, RE=$4000, PE=$2500, VA
    Martha Culpeper, 29, F, Wh, VA
    Rchd Culpeper, 8, M, Wh, VA
    Henry C. Culpeper, 6, M, Wh, VA
    Vernon E. Culpeper, 5, M, Wh, VA
    Claude E. Culpeper, 1, M, Wh, VA.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 585A, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    H. E. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 53, Wharf Builder, VA/VA/VA
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 49, Keeping House, VA/VA/VA
    Vernon G. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 23, Phy., VA/VA/VA
    Claud E. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 21, Clerk, VA/VA/VA
    Charlie Lee Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 18, Student, VA/VA/VA
    Martha H. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 13, Attending School, VA/VA/VA
    Ruth V. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 10, Attending School, VA/VA/VA
    Genetta G. Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 6, VA/VA/VA.
  6. Birth Records, 1880-1896, Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics, LDS Film 2026342.
  7. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk (city), VA
    + Culpepper, James Henry, MD, 95422634, Dec. 17, 1882 - Dec. 25, 1932
    + Culpepper, Otey Minor, 95422584, Aug. 14, 1888 - Jun. 6, 1959.
  8. J. H. Chataigne and Co., compiler, Norfolk, Virginia City Directories, 1888-1891, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1888-1891.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4622
    Vernon G. Culpepper; physician; 516 Middle; 303 Court; Portsmouth VA; 1888
    Vernon G. Culpepper; physician; 516 Middle; 303 Court; Portsmouth VA; 1889
    Vernon G. Culpepper; physician; 516 Middle; 303 Court; Portsmouth VA; 1890.
  9. Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography (5 Volumes), New York, NY: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1915.
    Volume IV.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 115, Page 12A, Family 154, 215 Court, Ward 1, Portsmouth (city), VA
    Vernon G. Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, Jan 1857, 43, Md-19 yrs, VA/VA/VA, Physician
    Etta F. Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, Jul 1860, 39, Md-19 yrs, ch 2/2, VA/VA/VA
    James H. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Mar 1883, 17, S, VA/VA/VA, At School
    Etta V. Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Mar 1885, 15, S, VA/VA/VA, At School.