William Pierce Culpepper1

Male, #36008, (3 Jan 1857 - 27 Oct 1948)
Father*Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa (11 Jul 1825 - 21 Jan 1867)
Mother*Rachel Arminda Lowrey (22 Dec 1835 - 25 Sep 1870)
DNA* To help confirm William Pierce Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of William's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*3 Jan 1857 William was born at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 3 Jan 1857. 
Death of Father21 Jan 1867 His father Benjamin Jackson Culpepper of Illinois & Iowa died on 21 Jan 1867 at Dallas Co., Iowa
Death of Mother25 Sep 1870 His mother Rachel Arminda Lowrey died on 25 Sep 1870 at Dallas Co., Iowa
Photographedsay 1880 He was photographed say 1880
location unknown.1
William Pierce Culpepper
Marriage*say 1881 He married Mary Alice Smith say 1881. Location unknown. 
Birth of Son29 Jun 1891 His son Frank Leslie Culpepper was born on 29 Jun 1891 at Huron, Atchison Co., Kansas.2 
1900 Census* William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at White Co., Arkansas.3 
Birth of Son3 Jul 1903 His son David E. Culpepper was born on 3 Jul 1903 at White Co., Arkansas.2 
Birth of Son14 Mar 1906 His son Daniel Culpepper was born on 14 Mar 1906. 
Birth of Son11 Feb 1910 His son John Culpepper was born on 11 Feb 1910 at White Co., Arkansas
1910 Census* William was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at White Co., Arkansas.4 
Death of Son9 Jul 1910 His son John Culpepper died on 9 Jul 1910 at White Co., Arkansas
Photographed*1929 He was photographed in 1929
From Joseph M. Burns, May 2000: "Grandpa Wm Pierce with grandchildren, Eunice, my oldest sister now in her 90s, Joseph, about age 1, and my sister Mary Jane, age about 3. Taken about 1929, somewhere in Arkansas I believe."1
William Pierce Culpepper, 1929
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Morrilton, Conway Co., Arkansas.5 
Death of Son18 Feb 1936 His son Daniel Culpepper died on 18 Feb 1936. 
Death of Spouse1 Jan 1940 His wife Mary Alice Smith died on 1 Jan 1940 at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee
Death*27 Oct 1948 He died at White Co., Arkansas, on 27 Oct 1948 at age 91.6 


Mary Alice Smith (9 Mar 1868 - 1 Jan 1940)
Marriage*say 1881 He married Mary Alice Smith say 1881. Location unknown. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 2011


  1. E-mail written 2000 & 2004 to Lew Griffin from Joseph Morrison Burns (including hand-written notes of his mother--Laura Culpepper Burns), Athens, OH, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  3. ED 155, sheet 4.
  4. ED 172, sheet 45.
  5. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED15-22, Sheet #13-B, 210 Railway Ave, Welborn Township, Morrilton, Conway, AR
    Room rent=$6, Radio=blank, Farm=blank
    William P Culpepper, Roomer, M, 73, S, AL/AL/AL, Grinder, General, Vet=No.
  6. Arkansas Death Index Books, 1914 -- 1948.
    has 27 Oct 1948, age 94.