John Gaston Culpepper

Male, #3985, (20 Nov 1821 - 23 Jun 1912)
Father*Rev. Benjamin Culpepper (c 1792 - c 1856)
Mother*Polly L. (?) (1794 - 1 Jul 1870)
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. 
Birth*20 Nov 1821 John was born at Anson Co., North Carolina, on 20 Nov 1821. 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 John and James was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10, in Rev. Benjamin Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Henderson Co., Tennessee.1 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Thomas and John was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Rev. Benjamin Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at DeSoto Co., Mississippi.2 
Marriage*25 Jul 1844 He married Mary Ann Head at Marshall Co., Mississippi, on 25 Jul 1844 at age 22.3 
Birth of Son29 Jun 1849 His son Benjamin Franklin Culpepper was born on 29 Jun 1849 at Marshall Co., Mississippi
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Lavina, Malinda, Sarah, Margaret, John, Mary and Benjamin listed as a household member living with Rachel Anderson on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Marshall Co., Mississippi.4 
Death of Fathercirca 1856 His father Rev. Benjamin Culpepper died circa 1856 at Bradley Co., Arkansas
Census1860 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Bradley Co., Arkansas, in 1860. 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Company G, Monroe's Arkansas Cavalry. 
Birth of Son3 Aug 1863 His son John Pleasant Culpepper was born on 3 Aug 1863 at Bradley Co., Arkansas
Death of Spouse8 Apr 1867 His wife Mary Ann Head died on 8 Apr 1867 at Cleveland Co., Arkansas
Marriage*1 Oct 1867 He married Elizabeth Greenville Greenlees at Bradley Co., Arkansas, on 1 Oct 1867 at age 45. 
Birth of SonJul 1868 His son James Lee Culpepper was born in Jul 1868 at Bradley Co., Arkansas
Death of Mother1 Jul 1870 His mother Polly L. (?) died on 1 Jul 1870 at Bradley Co., Arkansas
Birth of SonMar 1872 His son Rufus M. Culpepper was born in Mar 1872 at Arkansas
Birth of SonMar 1874 His son Finch W. Culpepper was born in Mar 1874 at Arkansas
Birth of SonNov 1876 His son Robert H. Culpepper was born in Nov 1876 at Arkansas
1880 Census* John was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Dorsey Co., Arkansas.5 
Birth of Son1880 His son Joseph G. Culpepper was born in 1880 at Dorsey Co., Arkansas
Birth of Son17 Nov 1881 His son Thomas Greenville Culpepper was born on 17 Nov 1881 at Rison, Cleveland Co., Arkansas.6,7 
Death of Son17 Nov 1891 His son Benjamin Franklin Culpepper died on 17 Nov 1891 at Arkansas
Death*23 Jun 1912 He died at Rison, Cleveland Co., Arkansas, on 23 Jun 1912 at age 90. 
Burial*circa 25 Jun 1912 His body was interred circa 25 Jun 1912 at Greenwood Cemetery, Rison, Cleveland Co., Arkansas

Family 1

Mary Ann Head (5 Dec 1824 - 8 Apr 1867)
Marriage*25 Jul 1844 He married Mary Ann Head at Marshall Co., Mississippi, on 25 Jul 1844 at age 22.3 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Greenville Greenlees (28 Mar 1834 - 11 Oct 1905)
Marriage*1 Oct 1867 He married Elizabeth Greenville Greenlees at Bradley Co., Arkansas, on 1 Oct 1867 at age 45. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Sampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Aug 2009

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 087, Ancestry.com Image 29, Unknown Township, Henderson Co., TN
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40.
  2. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com 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.
  3. Hunting For Bears, compiler, Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7842
    John Gaston Culpepper and Mary Ann Head married 19 Jul 1844 in Marshall Co., MS.
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 160, Family 1039, Lines 12-19, Northern Division, Marshall Co., MS
    Rachel Head¸ 45, F, RE=$600, TN
    Lavina Head¸ 17, F, TN
    Malinda H. Head¸ 14, F, TN
    Sarah C. Head¸ 12, F, TN
    Margaret C. Head¸ 6, F, MS
    John Culpeper, 29, M, Farmer, NC
    Mary A. Culpeper, 26, F, TN
    Benjamin F. Culpeper, 2, M, MS.
  5. ED 81, sheet 21, Bowman Twp.
  6. Desmond Walls Allen, compiler, Index to Arkansas' World War I Soldiers, Volume 1, Surnames A-C, Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, Inc., 2002.
  7. WW-II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Online database at Ancestry.com.