Joseph Culpepper

Male, #41133, (circa 1839 - Feb 1870)
Father*Benjamin Culpepper (c 1812 - 25 Jul 1877)
Mother*Nancy Hoggard (c 1805 - 20 Oct 1881)
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Birth*circa 1839 Joseph was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, circa 1839.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Nancy, Joseph, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Nancy listed as a household member living with Benjamin Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Nancy, Joseph, Martha and Benjamin listed as a household member living with Benjamin Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.1 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Joseph Culpepper, Occupation: Oysterman, enlisted at Portsmouth, Virginia as a Private on 20 April 1861 at the age of 21 in Company H, 3rd Infantry Regiment Virginia. He was wounded 27 Jun 1862 at Gaines Mill.3 
Marriage*say 1866 He married Cristea (?) at Norfolk Co., Virginia, say 1866. 
Birth of Son19 May 1868 His son John Frank Culpepper was born on 19 May 1868 at Western Branch District, Norfolk Co., Virginia.4,5 
Death*Feb 1870 He died at Western Branch, Portsmouth Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia, in Feb 1870 of consumption.6 


Cristea (?) (say 1842 - )
Marriage*say 1866 He married Cristea (?) at Norfolk Co., Virginia, say 1866. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Nov 2012


  1. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 3, Family 21, Portsmouth, Norfolk County, VA
    Benja Culpepper, 48, M, Farmer, RE=$2000, PE=$900VA
    Nancy Culpepper, 54, F, His Wife no trade, VA
    Joseph Culpepper, 21, M, Oysterman, RE=$0, PE=$50, VA
    Martha L. Culpepper, 16, F, Wh, VA
    Benjn Culpepper Jr., 15, M, VA.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 536, Family 252, Lines 32-39, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    Benja Culpepper, 38, M, Oysterman, RE=$1200, VA
    Nancy Culpepper, 45, F VA
    John Cattenhead, 22, M, Oysterman, VA
    Joshua Culpepper, 21, M, VA, Oysterman, VA
    Joseph Culpepper, 13, M, VA
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 11, F, VA
    Benjn Culpepper, 5, M, VA
    Nancy Culpepper, 3, F, VA.
  3. Historical Data Systems, compiler, American Civil War Soldiers, Online database at, 1999.
  4. Birth Records, 1867-1879, Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics, LDS film 2026335.
    also listed as 19 May 1867.
  5. Emily L. Walker, compiler, Norfolk County VA Birth & Death Register (Births 1853-1860 & 1864-1874; Deaths 1853-1860 & 1864-1870), Norfolk, VA: E. L. Walker, 1997.
    p. 97.
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    1870 Census Mortality Schedule, Western Branch, Norfolk Co., Virginia
    (Family 154, William C. Rogers)
    Joseph Culpepper, White, Male, Married, Oysterman, died of consumption in Feb 1870 at age 31.