John Culpepper of Calvert Co., MD

Male, #35, (circa 1776 - )
Father*Daniel Culpepper Jr. (c 1756 - b 20 May 1811)
Mother*Mary (?) (c 1753 - )
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by John Culpepper of Calvert Co., MD 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*circa 1776 John was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, circa 1776. 
1800 Census*4 Aug 1800 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Christ Church Parish, Calvert Co., Maryland.1 
Will25 Apr 1811 Daniel, John, Asa, Mary, Martha and Marina named as heir(s) in the will of Daniel Culpepper Jr. at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 25 Apr 1811.2 
Employment* John was apparently a cooper, as he inherited his father's cooper's tools. 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He and Thomas Culpepper of Calvert Co., MD between 1813 and 1814 served in the War of 1812 in the Maryland Militia, 31st Regiment (Hodgkin's and Taney's).3 
Research note* That John Culpepper of Calvert Co., MD was the son of Daniel Culpepper Jr. [ID# 30] is speculative.

Since John Culpepper of Calvert Co., MD and Thomas Culpepper of Calvert Co., MD both (a) lived in the same county, (b) served in the same regiment of the Maryland Militia, and (c) were of similar ages, they could be brothers. However, Daniel, the presumed father of John, mentions son John, but not Thomas in his will of 1811.

It is also possible that John and/or Thomas are descendants of John Culpepper of Maryland

Records in Calvert Co. MD should be checked. Apparently, the FHL in SLC does not have much that would help. [L. W. G. 27 April 2004]

Your help with this person will be appreciated. Contact Lew Griffin (see footnote for details).4 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited10 Aug 2011


  1. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Image 351, roll M32_9, page 416, Christ Church Parish, Calvert Co., MD
    John Culpepper (b 1775-1784), 1M16-25, 1 other free person, 10 slaves.
  2. Will Book 4, p. 153.
  3. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, Online database at, 1999.
    Maryland Militia
    John Culpepper, 31st Regiment (Hodgkin's and Taney's)
    Thomas Culpepper, 31st Regiment (Hodgkin's and Taney's).
  4. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.