Rev. John Culpepper U. S. Congressman

Male, #3954, (10 Apr 1765 - 16 Jan 1841)
Father*Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha (c 1737 - c 1806)
Mother*Eleanor Gilbert (25 Apr 1745 - 19 Jul 1823)
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name Variation He was also known as Rev. John Culpeper U. S. Congressman. 
Birth*10 Apr 1765 John was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, on 10 Apr 1765.1 
American Revolution*circa 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War circa 1783
(He may have served in the Revolutionary War, perhaps in Georgia where he lived for a while before 1784. He said in 1820 that "he knew what it was to be a soldier himself, and to serve when a morsel of bread was a luxury.")2 
Marriage*1788 He married Mary Yarbrough at Montgomery Co., North Carolina, in 1788. 
Birth of Soncirca 1792 His son Rev. Benjamin Culpepper was born circa 1792 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Deed*13 Apr 1793 He was granted a deed on 13 Apr 1793 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 2, p. 404: 13 Apr 1793 Frederick Carlock, planter, to John Culpepper for £40, 92 acres on the head of Nobody's Branch joining Lofton, Robert Hill, and William Waggoner, a grant dated 7 Aug 1787. Witnesses: George Carlock and Jno. Yarbrough. Proven Oct 1797.3 
Birth of Son3 May 1794 His son Charles Culpepper was born on 3 May 1794 at Anson Co., North Carolina.4 
Deed16 Sep 1796 He was granted a deed on 16 Sep 1796 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 2, p. 496: 16 Sep 1796 Frederick Carlock to John Culpepper for £150, 200 acres on the Back Branch of Cold Water Creek including his other improvements joining Isaac Loftin, William Townsend, Peter Rape, and William McCraw, being a Grant dated 2 Nov 1784. Witnesses: Frederick Plyler, James McGraw. Proven: Apr 1798.3 
Deed23 Jan 1799 He granted a deed on 23 Jan 1799 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 3, p. 78: 23 Jan 1799 John Culpepper to David Cline, taylor, for $300, 200 acres on the Back Branch of Cold Water Creek including the plantation where Frederick Carlock, Sr. formerly lived except for a small piece taken off the upper end to run with Robert Lee, Isaac Lofton, James McGraw and William Townsend and William Wagner. Witnesses: George Corzine, John Underwood. Proven: Jan 1799.3 
Deed15 Jul 1799 He granted a deed on 15 Jul 1799 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 3, p.172: 15 Jul 1799 John Culpepper, Attorney for John Keiser of Knoxville to George Keiser of Cabarrus Co. NC for $50, 25 acres on the South side of Rocky River joining Peter Keiser. Witnesses: James Bridges, Hugh Patterson, Jurat. Proven: Oct 1799.3 
Deed16 Aug 1799 He witnessed a deed grant on 16 Aug 1799 at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina,

Deed Book 3, p. 222: 16 Aug 1799 Robert Smith and Robert W. Smith to George Corzine for £97.10, 78 acres on the waters of Irish Buffelow Creek joining Alexander Forgueson [sic] and James Morrison, part of a plantation since sold by Smith to Jacob Hudson. Witnesses: John Culpepper, Joseph Gray. Proven: Jan 1800.3 
Deed18 Jan 1800 He was granted a deed on 18 Jan 1800 at Anson Co., North Carolina,

Book F, Page 215: James Sparks and wife Sarah, power of attorney to John Culpepper to act on their behalf regarding the estate of John Lynch, Sarah's brother. Witnesses: Henry Marshall, James Marshall. Signed: James (X) Sparks, Sarah (X) Sparks. Recorded January 1800. 
1800 Census*4 Aug 1800 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M10-16. Also, it is not clear if a F26-45 was recorded. There should be 1 for Mary Yarborough..5 
1800 Census4 Aug 1800 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Cabarrus Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified are 1 M10-16 and 1 F0-10. Rev. John Culpepper appears to have been enumerated in both Cabarrus and Anson Counties in 1800..6 
Birth of Son9 Dec 1800 His son Rev. John Alexander Culpeper was born on 9 Dec 1800 at Anson Co., North Carolina.7 
Death of Fathercirca 1806 His father Sampson Culpepper son of Joseph & Martha died circa 1806 at Wilkinson Co., Georgia
Birth of Son17 Mar 1808 His son Evan Alexander Culpepper was born on 17 Mar 1808 at Anson Co., North Carolina
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but not otherwise identified are 1 M0-10, 2 M16-26, 2 F10-16.8 
Death of Mother19 Jul 1823 His mother Eleanor Gilbert died on 19 Jul 1823 at Wilkinson Co., Georgia
Death of Spouse5 Feb 1827 His wife Mary Yarbrough died on 5 Feb 1827 at Cheraw, Chesterfield District, South Carolina
Marriage*27 May 1828 He married Abigail (?) at Montgomery Co., Maryland, on 27 May 1828 at age 63.9 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Montgomery Co., North Carolina.10 
Letter/Message Text*5 Jul 1838 The following is a letter from the Rev. Mr. Culpepper, of North Carolina, to James Yarbrough, of Alabama, Marengo County, who has had the pastoral care of Mount Pleasant Church, in the Flat settlement, for a number of years; but has recently rent himself from her, declaring non-fellowship with all benevolent institutions of the day.

Beverly, July 5, 1838

Dear Brother:

I have the pleasure of informing you, that I and my friends in these regions are generally well. My children are scattered to different states: Benjamin, the eldest, is in Tennessee, on the Fork Deer River; he has a wife and seven or eight children, and is said to be doing well. --Nancy is a widow, with five children, and has removed to Sumter county, near you. John is living in Malborough District, South Carolina, and has six children he spends nearly all his time in preaching, and is considered a useful preacher. E.A. Culpeper, I am informed, went to Texas, and returned to Louisiana and has settled himself.

We have had good times in Anson, for several years. The Baptists have increased two or three hundred fold; they have ten framed Meeting Houses in Anson, and have moved on in great love and harmony, until of late; but an unfortunate division has taken place -- perhaps one fifth of the Baptists in North Carolina, have broken off from the rest, and will have no fellowship with any who hold with the Bible Society, Missionary Society, Sabbath School, or Temperance Society". This division, like the "East wind", has blasted some of our prospects. Few have joined them of late. The Bear Creek Associateion, in Montgomery, Anson, Rowan and Cabarrus, has ten churches. They have baptized but one person in the last year, and that was a negro woman, who lived and professed to have got religion near the Brown Creek Meeting House amongst us. They are really like Pharoah's [sic] lean kine, andcome "thin and blasted with the East wind." -- All the old preachers you know in the country and most of the young intelligent young ones, are on the Missionary or effort side, and your brother, William A. Morris, is amongst them. He and myself have a Temperance meeting yesterday at Brown Creek Meeting House; we had ninety members before, and seven joined yesterday, and I hope the cause of God and good morals are gaining though iniquity abounds, and the love of some is waxing cold.

We hear that a division has taken place among you, and it is reported that you are on the Anti-Missionary side. I desire to hope that it is not so, but ear that it is. I now desire to call your attention to a few facts. In 1790 or '92 a few Baptist preachers, John Rippon, John Ryland, Samuel Pearce, Andrew Fuller, and other sin England, set apart the first Monday evening in every month as a time of special prayer to God, to revive religion in their own souls and in the Churches, and send the Gospel to the Heather. In June 1793, they sent out John Thomas and William Carey to Hindoston, to preach to the Hindoos; and others have since followed and joined them. Claudius Buchanan, a young disciple of John Newton's and a preacher in the Church of England some years, went chaplain to the Indies; he there became acquainted with out Baptist brethren, and caught the Missionary flame, and travelled extensively in that country, and then returned to England, and preached and published his "Star in the East".

A few young Prebyterians or Congregationalists, in New England, read his "Star in the East", and caught the same flame, (call it wild-fire, or what you please), and in 1812, A. Judson, Samuel Newel, S. Hall, S. Nott, and Luther Rice, sailed for the Indies. Two of the, A. Judson, and Luther Rice became Baptists. Judson and his wife traveled to Burmah [sic], and Rice returned to American [sic] and travelled and spread the news; and in 1814, the Baptists met in Philadelphia to the number of perhaps thirty, including Baldwin, Furman, Staughton, and others, (more than two-thirds of whom are gone to reap their reward.) and formed a Missionary Society, and "The Baptist Board of Foreign Missions"; and have been from then till now sending out preachers and raising money to support them. In 1815, the Sandy Creek Association, the oldest in the State, and the third in the Union -- Philadelphia being the first and Charleston the second, and we the third; appointed Robert T. Daniel, corresponding Secretary to the Baptist Board of foreign Missions; John Culpeper, Messenger to the general meeting. In 1816, the newly formed Pee Dee Association adopted the same course and appointed J. Culpeper Corresponding Secretary to the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, and Messenger to the general meeting. I have been travelling agent for the board some few years, and am well acquainted with the progress of the Missionary cause.

I, last April, went to Philadelphia, when nearly four hundred Baptists met and formed a bible Society. I am now old, and have spent the present year almost entirely in Anson. Our English and American brethren have sent out preachers to Hindoston, to Burmah, and elsewhere, and they have translated the Scriptures into about thirty languages, and they are now printing and circulating the Scriptures in many languages and preaching the Gospel amongst the Hindoos, Burmans, Chinese, Carens, Siamese and in many other nations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and preachers are going to and fro. The use of Missionaries to do the work formerly done by land, require [sic] much time to spend in travelling and preaching, and abandoning the use of ardent spirits, enabled to raise money and spread the Gospel. The Missionary Baptists in America, raise the last year, for printing and distributing the Bible, $35,714.66; for Foreign Missions, more than $63,000; for Home Missions, more than $15,000; for Tracts, more than $10,000, and large sums for building Meeting Houses, Schools, and Colleges -- and as we can now travel by railroads, and steam boats, and ships, so rapidly, we hope the time is near "when the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Isa. xi ch. "And from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, God's name shall be great amongst the gentiles; and when in every place incense shall be offered to his name". Mal. I ch. And now my dear Brother, in view of these things, let me say to you, if through the want of information on these subjects, you and any of your family have honestly opposed these benevolent plans, and thought you were doing God's service, recollect Saul of Tarsus, "Verily, thought he ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus". If you are on the Lord's side, persevere (for as much as your labor is not in vain in the Lord), for as sure as God is in heaven and his word is true, so sure the effort Baptists are doing God's work. As I never expect to see you again in time, but shall surely meet you at the bar of God; till then, I bid you an affectionate farewell.

J. Culpeper.11 
Photographed*say 1840 He was photographed say 1840 at Darlington District, South Carolina.1
Rev. John Culpepper
Death of Son30 Oct 1840 His son Charles Culpepper died on 30 Oct 1840 at Lawrence Co., Alabama.12 
Death*16 Jan 1841 He died at Society Hill, Darlington District, South Carolina, on 16 Jan 1841 at age 75.13,1 
Burial*say 18 Jan 1841 His body was interred say 18 Jan 1841 at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, Darlington Co., South Carolina.13 
Obituary25 Mar 1841 Death of the Rev. John Culpepper, Sen. -- We learn that this venerable Minister of the Gospel, of the Baptist denomination, died at Gum Branch, Darlington District, S. C., on the 16th ult. in the 76th year of his age. He was a native of Anson County, N. C. and his life has been a remarkably eventful one. --
Without the advantanges of Education, his natural vigor of intellect enabled him to acquit himself well in the very dissimilar capacities of Minister of the Gospel and Member of Congress and the State Legislature. He was several times elected to Congress from this District, till in 1830 he declined further political life, and has been assiduously engaged in his Ministerial duties ever since. In early life he distinguished himself in the Indian Wars in Georgia, and in all his life, what his judgment dictated, he did with his might. From the Fayetteville Observer.14 

In a subsequent column will be found an obituary notice on the demise of this venerable and highly respected servant of Christ. To say that we have been shocked and pained by the intelligence thus imparted would be but a terrible expression of our feelings on the ??We had witnessed the decline in our aged brother's health and had heard of his more recent and growing infirmities, but we were not prepared this suddenly to receive the tidings of his death. Still, however, it is our duty to acquiesce to the dispensations of Providence, believing that what has thus been an occasion of regret to us must prove a source of unspeakable advantage to our departed brother.Our acquaintance with brother -- we should perhaps rather say -- father Culpeper, has been of comparatively recent origin. We believe the first time we ever saw him, was when our convention met at Reeves'(?) Chapel, perhaps in the year 1830(?) or 31(?). Since then our acquaintance with him has been intimate, and to us unusually pleasant. We never failed to meet him at our annual sessions, until last year, when our friend was absent on account of disease. We doubt if any member of our convention would have been more ?? than with Elder Culpeper. Sure we are that no one has been more ardently attached to our institution or has delivered a finer spirit while attending them or , considering his ability, has contributed more liberally to their support than our departed brother. It used to be a favorite saying of his, when he would find that his views on a particular point were not likely to be approved by his brethren - that if they would not go with him, he would be certain to go with them - meaning that there should be no lack of any cooperation on his part because his brethren and himself did not have to think alike. There is one aspect of the last days of our deceased brother, which cannot be looked at without regret, and which ought not to be looked at by our denomination in this state without self reproach. We allude to the melancholy fact, as has been reported to use, that he was entirely dependent on his friends for even the comforts of life. Strange that a minister of the gospel should spend a long life in the survice of the churches, and should find himself in old age without even a place to lay his head. Such however is the legitimate fruit of that doctrine still prevalent among our people - that our preachers should rely on the charities of the churches for a support - that, to receive a salary for preaching is to preach for money - and that, to demand a support while preaching as a just compensation for value received, is worse than Simony. Such doctrines are no doubt exceedingly palatable to the avaricious members of our churches, and serve admirably as a hobby for certain of our secular clergy to rind into popular favor, but they can never bring much prosperity to Zion, nor much glory to the head of the Curch. Of this all may be assured - doctrines, the legitimate tendency of which is to leave the poor old worn out minister without a place of his own, on which to lay his dying head, can never be of God, nor can its practice ever conduce to the extension of religion in the earth.15 
Biography1859 Elder Culpeper was born in Anson county, N.C. in A.D. 1764. His father's name was Samson Culpeper, a man of moderate means. John, his son, was in school only three months. After his marriage and the birth of four of his children, he spent four months reading Latin. This was all the schooling that he ever received. When young John was about twenty years of age, his father moved to Georgia. Here John soon became acquainted with Elder Silas Mercer. Under his ministry he embraced religion and was soon afterward baptized by him. He soon began to preach with an earnestness and success that have seldom been exceeded. He soon returned to N.C. and preached in the churches of the Sandy Creek Association, which then reached to Pee Dee river. Extensive revivals accompanied his preaching wherever he went. He continued these labors with undiminished zeal and effect for several years. In the meantime, his popularity became so great, that his misguided friends urged him to become a candidate for Congress, as the only means of preventing the reelection of the then incumbent, who was particularly distasteful to the voters in that part of the district. To this course unhappily he yielded; and most of his after-life was spent in politics. In Congress he obtained a distinguished reputation for consistence, firmness, and disinterested devotion to the interest of his country. During this time he continued to preach the true doctrine of the gospel, but it was with greatly diminished zeal and success. About ten or twelve years before his death, he retired from political life, and devoted himself to the ministry with considerable zeal and some success, but far short of his earlier laborsFor several years he was agent of the Baptist State Convention of N.C. He was a man of great energy of character, his motto was "wear out, but never rust out."Previous to the division of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association, Elder Culpeper was, for a number of years, one of the most efficient ministers of the association. Afterward, he was a leading minister in the Pee Dee Association. In the 76th year of his age, in the strong exercise of an unwavering faith, a the home of his son, Elder John Culpeper, jr., in Darlington District, S.C., Elder Culpeper died; and was buried in the grave-yard at Society Hill. A the head of his grave may be seen a plain but nice marble slab, with a suitable inscription. His son, John Culpeper, is now laboring in the ministry, in South Carolina, with real zeal and efficiency.16 
Biography* The following biography of John Culpepper appeared in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, by William S. Powell:

John Culpepper, Baptist clergyman and Federalist congressman, son of Sampson Culpepper, was born near Wadesboro in Anson County, in the area later made into Montgomery County.

Nothing is known of his personal life, although one reference indicates that he may have served in the Revolutionary War, perhaps in Georgia where he lived for a while before 1784. He said in 1820 that "he knew what it was to be a soldier himself, and to serve when a morsel of bread was a luxury."

He attended local schools and was ordained in the Sandy Creek Association some time prior to 1812. It is probable that he preached at Meadow Branch Church in Union County, where he acquired a reputation as a "great evangelist." By 1815 the number of Baptist congregations had increased, and the new Pee Dee Association, to which Culpepper belonged for the remainder of his life, was created. At the 1816 meeting of the Sandy Creek Association, he was the guest preacher, using as his text for the opening discourse Hebrews 4:16.

Unconcerned over the issue of separation of church and state, Culpepper ran for the General Assembly of North Carolina and was elected as one of the two Anson County representatives in 1801. His service was not remarkable; he favored the calling of a constitutional convention for revision of the state constitution, and he favored stricter laws to regulate gambling. On the last day of the session, however, he and two other clerical members were challenged by the House of Commons on the basis of having violated Section 31 of the constitution, which forbade practicing clergy to hold office in the General Assembly. His seat was thereupon declared vacant, he was awarded all his back pay, and a new election in Anson County was called.

This event did not discourage him, for in 1807 he ran for Congress as a Federalist against Duncan McFarland and won in a contested election. McFarland appealed to the House of Representatives, which, after taking testimony evidencing such irregularities as an insufficient number of judges and failure to administer proper oaths to election officials, declared the seat vacant but would not award it to McFarland. A new election returned Culpepper again, whereupon he took his seat and began the first of six terms in Congress (1807-9, 1813-17, 1819-21, 1823-25, 1827-29).

Philosophically, Culpepper was more nearly an Old Jeffersonian than a Federalist. As he himself stated, he "had always been independent enough to disregard precedents in his course, and he should continue to do so." He stood with the Federalists in opposition to the War of 1812, averring his willingness to support a defensive war but never a war "for the purpose of invasion of Canada." He voted against the Loan Bill of 1814 in a lengthy speech, referring to "this premature, this ill-advised, this miserably conducted war......"

Culpepper did not follow the nationalist surge that ensued at the close of the war. He voted against the charter of the second Bank of the United States and against the protective tariffs of 1816, 1824, and 1828. Although he initially supported an appropriation for roads and canals, by 1824 he also opposed these expenditures, on the grounds of invasion of states rights. He did not hesitate to vote for appropriations that would benefit the "little man," supporting pensions for all Revolutionary War soldiers, for instance, and salary increases for government clerks.

Although it is not known if he was a slave holder, Culpepper supported the institution. During the 1820 struggle over the admission of Missouri, he voted consistently for slavery in the new state but was willing to support its prohibition north of 36 degrees 30 minutes. Further, he opposed an authorization for the president to negotiate with foreign countries to abolish the African slave trade, and he also objected to the use of resolutions in the House as vehicles for abolitionist propaganda.

To some, the country preacher was good only for "log-rolling or corn shucking." Indeed, once the members of the House walked off the floor in the midst of a Culpepper speech. To others, he "was deemed a man of sound sense, but not brilliant, useful rather than showy." Not a wealthy man, he did not consider himself able to serve in Congress without adequate compensation. "My family are to be provided for, and I shall vote for the compensation I deem just, and use my wages to support myself, to pay my debts, to support my family, etc., just as I would the avails of my labor on my farm, or any where else...."

His socioeconomic status and his views are generally Jeffersonian, and it must remain a mystery why he called himself a Federalist. Following the end of his sixth term he retired; he died twelve years later, at the age of eighty, at the home of a son in Darlington County, SC. He was buried in the Welch Neck Church cemetery at Society Hill, SC.17 
Biography The following is from the online "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress"

CULPEPPER, John, a Representative from North Carolina;born near Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C., in 1761;attended the public schools; became a minister in the BaptistChurch; presented credentials as a Federalist Memberelectto the Tenth Congress and served from March 4, 1807,until January 2, 1808, when the seat was declared vacantas the result of a contest on account of alleged irregularities;subsequently reelected to fill the vacancy declared by theHouse of Representatives and served from February 23,1808, to March 3, 1809; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenthand Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March3, 1817); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1816 tothe Fifteenth Congress; elected to the Sixteenth Congress(March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); unsuccessful candidate forreelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress; elected tothe Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825);unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the NineteenthCongress; elected to the Twentieth Congress (March4, 1827-March 3, 1829); declined to be candidate for reelectionin 1828 and retired from public life; died at the residenceof his son in Darlington County, S.C. in January1841; interment in the cemetery at Society Hill, S.C.18 

Family 1

Mary Yarbrough (circa 1769 - 5 Feb 1827)
Marriage*1788 He married Mary Yarbrough at Montgomery Co., North Carolina, in 1788. 

Family 2

Abigail (?) (say 1770 - )
Marriage*27 May 1828 He married Abigail (?) at Montgomery Co., Maryland, on 27 May 1828 at age 63.9 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Sampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Oct 2017


  1. Find a Grave (online database)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 37470518.
  2. Biography of John Culpepper from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, by William S. Powell.
  3. Cabarrus Co., NC Deed Book transcribed by Lew Griffin.
  4. Historical collections of the Georgia chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume IV, Atlanta, GA: C. Byrd.

  5. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 218, Image 21, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, ? F26-45 (Not clear if anyone recorded or not).
  6. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 686, Image 11, Unknown Township, Cabarrus Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45.
  7. Old Darlington District Chapter, compiler, Darlington District Cemetery Survey, Vol. II, Hartsville, SC: SC Genealogical Society, 1994, Repository: Hartsville SC Genealogical Research Library.
    Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington Co., SC
    Mrs. C. P. Culpepper, wife of Rev. John Culpeper, 8 Dec 1807 - 11 Dec 1883
    Rev. John Culpeper, 9 Dec 1800 - 26 Mar 1873
    Charles M. Culpeper, died 9 May 1860, age 14 yrs, 11 mos & 17 days.
  8. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 5, Image 2, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    John Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 4 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 4 slaves.
  9. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
    from a book of newspaper abstracts found at the LDS library in Salt Lake City by Lew Griffin.
  10. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 094, image 59-60, Unknown Township (West), Montgomery Co., NC
    Alexander Culpepper, 1 M20-30, 3 slaves
    John Culpepper, 1 M60-70, 1 F60-70, 0 slaves.
  11. This letter from John Culpeper originally appeared in the Family Visitor, published in Wetumpka, Alabama. It was later reprinted in the Marengo Gazette (NC) and then in the Biblical Recorder (NC). Transcribed by Keith Smith.
  12. Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC.
    (No longer publishing)
    19 Nov 1840.
  13. Old Darlington District Chapter, compiler, Old Darlington District Cemetery Survey, Vol. I, Hartsville, SC: SC Genealogical Society, 1993, Repository: Hartsville SC Genealogical Research Library.
    Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, Darlington Co., SC
    302. Thomas R. Culpepper, died 8 Jun 1856, age 18 years
    303. B. F. C.
    304. S. P. C.
    305. Broken stone
    306. Rev. John Culpepper, died Jan 1841, age 76 yrs. Preach for 54 yrs.
    + from an earlier survey: Catherine E. Culpeper, died Mar 1845, age 9 years.
  14. From the South Carolina Temperance Advocate (Columbia, SC) Thursday,March 25, 1841, Issue 38, column D, courtesy of Barbara Dayhuff.
  15. Biblical Recorder, North Carolina, 1841, transcribed by Keith Smith.
  16. Elder George W. Purefoy, A History of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association From Its Organization in AD 1758 to AD 1858, 1859.
  17. William Stevens Powell, Dictionary of North Carolina Biography (6 volumes), Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1979-1996, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.6 D36d.
  18. Biographical Directory of the US Congress, Office of the Historian, retrieved 2005.