William R. Culpepper

Male, #32390, (11 Mar 1829 - 27 Nov 1906)
Father*Francis Gillespie Culpepper (31 Jan 1804 - 21 Oct 1903)
Mother*Eglintine Langley (6 Apr 1810 - 3 Apr 1878)
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Birth*11 Mar 1829 William was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 11 Mar 1829. 
Employment* William's occupation: farmer. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 William, John and Daniel was probably a free white male, age under 5, in Francis Gillespie Culpepper's houshold, on the 1830 Census at Talbot Co., Georgia. The enumerator recorded 3 Females 0-5 and no Male children. We believe this was an error and should have been recorded as 3 Males 0-5..1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 William, John and Daniel was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 15, in Francis Gillespie Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Chambers Co., Alabama.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Eglintine, William, Martha, James, Shadrach, Benjamin, Nancy, Sarah, Cynthia, Amanda, Mary, Susan and Selena listed as a household member living with Francis Gillespie Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Lafayette Co., Mississippi.3 
Marriage*20 Dec 1855 He married Vashti Harbour at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 20 Dec 1855 at age 26.4 
Death of Spousecirca 1856 His wife Vashti Harbour died circa 1856 at Lavaca Co., Texas.5 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Hallettsville, Lavaca Co., Texas.6 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Private, Frederick J. Malone's Company, organized at Sweet Home, August 6, 1861. Enlistment for state service for twelve months. Later served in Company B, Hardeman's TX Cavalry. 
Marriage*26 Feb 1861 He married Julia Ann Haynes at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 26 Feb 1861 at age 31.7 
Birth of Soncirca 1862 His son Morgan Culpepper was born circa 1862 at Lavaca Co., Texas
Birth of Son24 Sep 1869 His son Francis Oglethorpe Culpepper was born on 24 Sep 1869 at Lavaca Co., Texas
Birth of Son24 Sep 1869 His son Abraham Oglethorpe Culpepper was born on 24 Sep 1869 at Lavaca Co., Texas.8 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Lavaca Co., Texas.9 
Birth of Son16 Dec 1875 His son Wade Hampton Culpepper was born on 16 Dec 1875 at Lavaca Co., Texas
Death of Mother3 Apr 1878 His mother Eglintine Langley died on 3 Apr 1878 at Lavaca Co., Texas
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Lavaca Co., Texas.10 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lavaca Co., Texas.11 
Death of Father21 Oct 1903 His father Francis Gillespie Culpepper died on 21 Oct 1903 at Old Sweet Home, Lavaca Co., Texas.12 
Death*27 Nov 1906 He died at Walnut Springs, Bosque Co., Texas, on 27 Nov 1906 at age 77. 
Burial*circa 29 Nov 1906 His body was interred circa 29 Nov 1906 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Yoakum, Lavaca Co., Texas
Biography* A "BIBLE FAMILY RECORD OF FRANCIS G. & EGLINTINE CULPEPPER" recorded William's birth (again the day was difficult to read it appears to be a 10 with the 0 written over by a 1: _________________________William R. Culpepper _________________________Born March 11th 1829
     William Culpeper was listed in the 1860 census of Hallettsville, Lavaca Co., TX. His first wife, Vashti Harbour, is believed to have died before 1857 and there is no record of another marriage until 1861 so the 26 year old "Mary Culpeper" born in Georgia who was listed with William in the 1860 census has not been identified. William had real estate valued at $1,000 and personal property valued at $300.
     On p. 54 of On the Headwaters of the Lavaca and the Navidad Paul C. Boethel notes "W. R. Culpepper, private" on the: Muster roll of Frederick J. Malone's Company, organized at Sweet Home, August 6, 1861. Enlistment for state service for twelve months. Note on roll: "No arms of an improved style."
     William's older brother, J. T. J. Culpepper was listed as "1st sergeant" in the same unit. On p. 55, Judge Boethel notes: As military units for service in the Confederate army were recruited, the personnel of Searcy's and Malone's companies were sorely depleted and eventually the units were disbanded to be superceded by other state service units.
     Apparently William later served in Company B, Hardeman's TX Cavalry. On p. 60, Judge Boethel notes: William, born March 11, 1829, also settled in the area [near Sweet Home], and donated a tract of six acres for the Mt. Olive School and the Primitive Baptist Church.
     William Culpepper returned home after the war and was listed as a farmer in the 1870 census of Lavaca Co., TX with his second wife, Julia, and young family. They were living next door to William's father, Frank Culpepper. William had real estate valued at $500 and personal property valued as $1,500. He remained in Lavaco Co., TX at least until 1900 where he was noted with his second wife and younger children in 1880 and 1900 census records. Mrs. R. M. (Anne Culpepper) Hunt wrote 27 Oct 1978 that "Uncle William moved to Central Tx. about 1900...." Presumably the family moved to Bosque Co., TX where the widowed, Julia Culpepper, was noted (pct. 3 ED 7 sheet 9) with her daughter, Mattie, in 1910 census records. 

Family 1

Vashti Harbour (circa 1839 - circa 1856)
Marriage*20 Dec 1855 He married Vashti Harbour at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 20 Dec 1855 at age 26.4 

Family 2

Julia Ann Haynes (17 Jun 1835 - 23 Mar 1911)
Marriage*26 Feb 1861 He married Julia Ann Haynes at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 26 Feb 1861 at age 31.7 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 339, Duprees Twp, Talbot Co., GA
    Francis G. Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 3 F0-5 (sic), 1 F20-30.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 179, Ancestry.com images 21-22, Unknown Township, Chambers Co., AL
    Francis Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 3 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 2 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 43, Family 290, Lines 12-25, (not stated) Lafayette Co, MS
    F. G. Culpepper, 46, M, Farmer, 100, SC
    Edlentine Culpepper, 38, F, SC
    William H (W) Culpepper, 21, M, Student, GA
    Martha A E Culpepper, 18, F, GA
    Jas L. Culpepper, 16, M, Student, GA
    Shadrack D. Culpepper, 14, M, SC
    Francis B. Culpepper, 13, M, AL
    Nancy R. Culpepper, 11, F, AL
    Matilda S. Culpepper, 10, F, AL
    Cynthia J. Culpepper, 8, F, AL
    Amanda Culpepper, 6, F, AL
    Mary J. Culpepper, 4, F, AL
    Melvina Culpepper, 3, F, AL
    Salina Culpepper, 1, F, MS.
  4. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    Lavaca Co., TX: William Culpepper and Vashti Harbor, 20 Dec 1855, Book I, p. 135.
  5. Louis J. Williams, The Harbours in America, 7904 Joliet Ave, Lubbock TX 79423: The Harbour / Witt Family Association, 1982.
    p 99 not mentioned in father's estate settlement 24 Nov 1856.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet 35, Pg 200, (19 Jun 1860), Hallettsville PO, Lavaca Co., TX (Anc.com img# 35)
    William Culpepper, 31, M, GA, RE=$1000, PE=$300, Farmer
    Mary Culpepper, 26, F, GA.
  7. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795
    William R. Culpepper and Julia Haynes married 26 Feb 1861 in Lavaca Co., TX, Book II, p. 70.
  8. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Elmwood Cemetery (Section C, Row 08), Wagoner Co., OK, submitted by: Deborah Bussey Caple
    A. Q. Culpepper, 24 Sep 1869 - 11 Apr 1957.
  9. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 134, Pg 473 (15 Jul 1870), Lavaca Co., TX
    William Culpepper, 40, M, GA, RE=$500, PE=$1500, Farmer
    Julia Culpepper, 30, F, TN
    Morgan Culpepper, 8, M, TX
    Ellen Culpepper, 6, F, TX
    Abraham Culpepper, 6/12, born-Dec, TX
    Frank Culpepper, 6/12, born-Dec, TX.
  10. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 79, Sheet 25, Pg 420A, Pct 3, Lavaca Co., TX
    William Culpepper, M, 51, Head, Md, Farmer, GA SC SC (ID: 32390)
    Julia Culpepper, F, 44, Wife, Md, TN NC TN
    Sarah E. Culpepper, F, 13, S, Dau, At School, TX GA TN
    Francis O. Culpepper, M, 10, Son, S, TX GA TN
    Abram O. Culpepper, M, 10, Son, S, TX GA TN
    Mary L. Culpepper, F, 7, Dau, S, TX GA TN
    Wade H. Culpepper, M, 4, Son, S, TX GA TN
    Mattie Culpepper, F, 7/12 (Nov), Dau, S, TX GA TN.
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 87, Sheet 4B, Pg 118A, Pct 3, Gen.com Img 8, Lavaca Co., TX
    W. R. Culpepper, Head, M, Mar-1829, 71, md-39 yrs, GA SC SC, Farmer
    J. A. Culpepper, Wife, F, Jun-1835, 64, md-39 yrs, Ch 8?/6, TN TN TN
    Wade Culpepper, Son, M, Dec-1875, 24, S, TX GA TN, Farm Laborer
    Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Nov-1879, 20, S, TX GA TN.
  12. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Francis G. Culpepper died 21 Oct 1903 in Lavaca Co., TX, Cert 39857.