Malcolm Culpepper of New London Co., CT

Male, #44709, (circa 1784 - 23 Jul 1814)
Research note* Malcolm's ancestry is unknown. If you can help with this person, please contact Lew Griffin.1,2 
Name Variation He was also known as Malcolm Culpeper.3 
Birth*circa 1784 Malcolm was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, circa 1784.4,5 
War of 1812*1812 He served in the War of 1812 in 1812
(Seaman on USS President.)6 
Marriage*13 Jan 1814 He married Frances Greene at Waterford, New London Co., Connecticut, on 13 Jan 1814.7 
Death*23 Jul 1814 He died at New York Co., New York, on 23 Jul 1814.8,3 
Burial*say 30 Jul 1814 His body was interred say 30 Jul 1814 at Old Church Cemetery, Quaker Hill, New London Co., Connecticut.3 
Administration*9 Aug 1814 After Malcolm's death, Frances Culpepper was appointed administrator of the estate. On 9 Aug 1814 at New York Co., New York.8

      
Research note16 Jul 2008 Ann Sokos wrote on 16 Jul 2008: "I have been wondering how Malcolm Culpepper and Fanny Greene met, her in Waterford, he a seaman from Virginia. I did come across an article that I found interesting. The crew of the "United States" from Norfolk, Virginia were forced into New London, Connecticut by the British. Trapped in New London, the crew transferred to the USS President in New York in early 1814. I wonder if Malcolm was part of this crew. Here is the article:

War of 1812:
     While in Norfolk, Decatur encountered Captain John S. Garden of the new frigate HMS Macedonian. During a meeting between the two, Garden wagered Decatur a beaver hat that Macedonian would defeat United States should the two ever meet in battle. When war with Britain was declared two years later, United States sailed to join Commodore John Rodgers' squadron at New York. Putting to sea, the squadron cruised the east coast until August 1812, when it put into Boston. Returning to sea on October 8, Rodgers led his ships in search of British vessels.
     Three days after departing Boston, Decatur and United States were detached from the squadron. Sailing east, Decatur spotted a British frigate on October 28, approximately 500 miles south of the Azores. As United States closed to engage, the enemy ship was identified as Macedonian. Opening fire at 9:20 AM, Decatur masterfully outmaneuvered his adversary and methodically pummeled the British ship, ultimately forcing its surrender. Taking possession of Macedonian, Decatur found that his guns had inflicted 104 casualties, while United States had only suffered 12.
     After two weeks of repairs to Macedonian, Decatur and his prize sailed for New York, arriving to a massive victory celebration on December 4, 1812. Refitting his ships, Decatur put to sea on May 24, 1813, with United States, Macedonian, and the sloop Hornet. Unable to escape the blockade, they were forced into New London, CT by a strong British squadron on June 1. Trapped in port, Decatur and the crew of United States transferred to the frigate USS President at New York in early 1814. On January 14, 1815, Decatur attempted to slip through the British blockade of New York."9 
Research note25 Jan 2010 On 25 Jan 2010, Ann Sokos wrote:
     I was so excited to find the obituary of Frances Culpepper who married John Brown and Thomas Finley and wanted to share it with you. The obituary mentions her mother and father.
     Just a side note... Commodore Decatur was forced into New London (Thames River) on the USS United States and then transferred his men later to the USS President in New York, so the obituary is incorrect that it states that Malcolm met Frances while on the frigate USS President. Malcolm was to my belief an officer on both ships. Only the USS United States and USS Macedonian were blockaded in New London.
     I wish the obituary mentioned who Malcolm's family was!10 

Family

Frances Greene (9 Sep 1796 - 10 Dec 1871)
Marriage*13 Jan 1814 He married Frances Greene at Waterford, New London Co., Connecticut, on 13 Jan 1814.7 
Child
Last Edited1 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  3. Headstone Inscriptions Town of Waterford, CT
    From the Charles R. Hale Collection
    Old Church Cemetery, Quaker Hill, CT
    (Located on Lathrop Road)
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctnewlon/oldchurchcem.htm
  4. Connecticut Mirror, 13 Jan 1814, Matrimony notice, "At Waterford, Mr. Malcolm Culpepper of Norfolk (VA), to Miss Frances Greene of the former place."
  5. Headstone Inscriptions Town of Waterford, CT
    From the Charles R. Hale Collection
    Old Church Cemetery, Quaker Hill, CT
    (Located on Lathrop Road)
    "Malcolm Culpepper died July 23, 1814 age 30"
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctnewlon/oldchurchcem.htm
  6. Virgial D. White, compiler, Index to War of 1812 Pension Files, Volume I: A-F, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Co., 1989.
    Page 514: CULLPEPER, Malcomb, Navy WF-#1138 Rej, srv as Seaman on USS President.
  7. E-mail written Jul 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Ann Sokos (desc/o #44709), e-mail address.
    January 13, 1814, Connecticut Mirror: "At Waterford, Mr. Malcolm Culpepper, of Norfolk (VA), to Miss Frances Greene of the former place."
  8. Gertrude A. Barber, compiler, New York County, Letters of Administration Index, 1743-1875 (Barber Collection), Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8935
    Liber, Page, and Bond Book: 13-211-0.
  9. E-mail written Jul 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Ann Sokos (desc/o #44709), e-mail address.
    http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/naval/p/sdecatur.htm
  10. E-mail written Jul 2008 to Culpepper Connections from Ann Sokos (desc/o #44709), e-mail address.
  11. Obituary of Frances Greene Culpepper Finley (#44710), published 18 Apr 1898 in The Day, New London, CT.