Joseph A. Culpepper

Male, #3983, (circa 1834 - 1 May 1862)
Father*Rev. Benjamin Culpepper (c 1792 - c 1856)
Mother*Polly L. (?) (1794 - 1 Jul 1870)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Joseph A. 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*circa 1834 Joseph was born at Lexington, Henderson Co., Tennessee, circa 1834. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Joseph and Benjamin was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Rev. Benjamin Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at DeSoto Co., Mississippi.1 
Death of Fathercirca 1856 His father Rev. Benjamin Culpepper died circa 1856 at Bradley Co., Arkansas
Civil War*between 1861 and 1862 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1862

     Joseph, a Captain in the Confederate Army, was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862. An entry in the Bible of Eliza Jane Mills Culpepper notes that "he suffered intensley. We regret his death so much, but we sorrow and so as those who have no hope we believe he is now happy and forever free from trouble." 
Death*1 May 1862 He died at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, on 1 May 1862. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Sampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, images 15-16, Unknown Township, Desoto Co., MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 2 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F40-50, 2 slaves.