Shadrach Dixon Culpepper

Male, #32406, (17 Oct 1834 - 14 Jul 1898)
Father*Francis Gillespie Culpepper (31 Jan 1804 - 21 Oct 1903)
Mother*Eglintine Langley (6 Apr 1810 - 3 Apr 1878)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Shadrach Dixon 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*17 Oct 1834 Shadrach was born at Chambers Co., Alabama, on 17 Oct 1834. 
Employment* Shadrach's occupation: farmer. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Benjamin and Shadrach was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Francis Gillespie Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Chambers Co., Alabama.1 
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.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Eglintine, Sarah, Amanda, Mary, Susan, Selena, Georgia and Shadrach listed as a household member living with Francis Gillespie Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Lavaca Co., Texas.3 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Company B, Hardeman's TX Cavalry. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Eglintine, Shadrach, Amanda, Georgia, Daniel, Martha and Mary listed as a household member living with Francis Gillespie Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Lavaca Co., Texas.4 
Marriage*11 May 1876 He married Tempie L. Reeder at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 11 May 1876 at age 41. 
Birth of Son20 Dec 1877 His son Francis Daniel Carey Culpepper was born on 20 Dec 1877 at Lavaca Co., Texas.5 
Death of Mother3 Apr 1878 His mother Eglintine Langley died on 3 Apr 1878 at Lavaca Co., Texas
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Shadrach was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Lavaca Co., Texas.6 
Birth of Son3 Feb 1882 His son Benjamin Franklin Culpepper Sr. of Bexar Co., TX was born on 3 Feb 1882 at Lavaca Co., Texas.7 
Death*14 Jul 1898 He died at Texas on 14 Jul 1898 at age 63. 
Biography* The "BIBLE FAMILY RECORD OF FRANCIS G. & EGLINTINE CULPEPPER" listed Shadrack's birth: _________________________Shadrack D. Culpepper _________________________was Born Oct 17th 1834
      A granddaughter, Mrs. George (Ruby Culpepper) Massey, wrote 8 Jan 1979 "I feel sure the Daniel was the D. in Shadrack." There is a question about Shadrack's place of birth. His parents were recorded in Talbot Co., GA in the 1830 census and in Chambers Co., AL in the 1840 census so presumably Shadrack was born in Georgia or Alabama. According to the 2 Feb 1898 Shiner Gazette Shadrack's father, Francis G. Culpepper, moved his family to Alabama in 1834 but it is not known if it was before or after the birth of Shadrack D. Culpepper. In the 1850 census presumably based on information supplied by his parents, Shadrack was listed as having been born in South Carolina. In the 1860 census, in his parents household, Shadrack was listed as having been born in Alabama and in the 1870 census, still with his parents, he was listed as having been born in Georgia. In any event, Shadrack would have spent his childhood in Alabama. According to the 2 1898 Shiner Gazette the Francis G. Culpepper family moved to Mississippi in 1846 and this is where Shadrack was noted living with his parents in the 1850 census. Shadrack would then have moved with his parents to Lavaca Co., TX in 1851 and this is where Shadrack was noted with his parents in the 1860 Hallettsville, Lavaca Co., TX census.
      When the Civil War began, Shadrack joined the Confederate Army. He served in Company B, Hardeman's TX Cavalry. After the war, he returned home and "Shadrick D. Culpepper" was noted as a farmer in the household of his father, Frank Culpepper in the 1870 census of Lavaca Co., TX. Some time after this census, Shadrack married and is next noted in the 1880 census of Lavaca Co., TX with his wife and young son, living next door to his father, Frank Culpepper.
      Shadrack's death was also recorded in the F. G. Culpepper Bible (the last digit of the year was difficult to read): _________________________6th Son of F. G. Culpepper _________________________(Shad D. Culpepper) _________________________Departed this _________________________life July 14 1898. 

Family

Tempie L. Reeder (Mar 1857 - 5 May 1927)
Marriage*11 May 1876 He married Tempie L. Reeder at Lavaca Co., Texas, on 11 May 1876 at age 41. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet 36, Pg 200B, (19 Jun 1860), Hallettesville PO, Lavaca Co., TX (Anc.com img# 36)
    Francis Culpepper, 56, M, SC, RE=$4500, PE=$3500, Farmer
    Egletine Culpepper, 50, F, SC
    Sarah Culpepper, 18, F, AL, Spinister
    Amanda Culpepper, 14, F, AL
    Mary Culpepper, 13, F, AL
    Melvina Culpepper, 12, F, MS
    Selina Culpepper, 11, F, MS
    Geo Ann Culpepper, 9, F, MS
    Shadrick Culpepper, 23, M, AL, Farm Laborer
    Sheet/Pg 9, Pg 061, (1 Slave House), (18 Jun 1860), Lavaca, Lavaca Co., TX (Anc.com img# 9)
    Slaves: 1 F40, 1 M20, 1 F12, 1 M6.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Sheet/Pg 134, Pg 473 (15 Jul 1870), Lavaca Co., TX
    Frank Culpepper, 66, M, SC, RE=$1500, PE=$1500, Farmer
    Egletine Culpepper, 60, F, SC
    Shadrick D. Culpepper, 36, M, GA
    Amanda Culpepper, 28, F, AL
    Georgia Culpepper, 19, F, MS
    Mattie Culpepper, 11, F, TX
    Nancy A. Culpepper, 9, F, TX
    Daniel F. Culpepper, 45, M, AL, Stock-Raiser
    John Holly, 22, M, MO, Works on Farm.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Francis Cary Culpepper, 1120 Paso Hondo St., San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, age 40, born 20 Dec 1877, Caucasian, Letter Carrier for US Post Office in San Antonio, Nearest relative: Mrs. Julia Culpepper, Wife, 1120 Paso Hondo St., San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, Medium height, Medium build, Blue eyes, Light hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 79, Sheet 21, Pg 418A, Pct 3, Lavaca Co., TX
    Shadrack Culpepper, M, 46, Head, M, AL SC SC, Farmer
    Tempie L. Culpepper, F, 23, Wife, M, AL SC GA
    F. D. Casey Culpepper, M, 2, Son, S, TX AL AL.
  7. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Benjamine Franklin Culpepper, 209 W. Locust, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, age 36, born 3 Feb 1882, Caucasian, Trainman for San Antonio Public Service Co., Nearest relative: Mrs. Tempa T. Culpepper, Mother, 1120 Paso Hondo St., San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, Medium height, Medium build, Light blue eyes, Brown hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 at San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.