Henry Culpepper

Male, #449, (6 Nov 1790 - 19 Aug 1823)
Father*Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC (29 Dec 1752 - 18 Mar 1825)
Mother*Mary McPherson (c 1756 - 12 Apr 1813)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Henry 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. 
1790 Census2 Aug 1790 Mason, Thomas and Henry was probably a free white male, under 16 years old, in Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC's household on the 1790 Census on 2 Aug 1790 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.1 
Birth*6 Nov 1790 Henry was born at Currituck Co., North Carolina, on 6 Nov 1790.2 
1800 Census4 Aug 1800 Archibald and Henry was probably a free white male, under 10 years old, in Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC's houseshold on the 1800 Census at Currituck Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M10-16..3 
1810 Census6 Aug 1810 Henry was probably a free white male, age 16 and under 26, in Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC's household on the 1810 Census at Currituck Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M16-26..4 
Marriage*circa 1811 He married Jane (?) circa 1811. 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(North Carolina Militia, 1st Regiment (McDonald's.)5,6
Death of Mother12 Apr 1813 His mother Mary McPherson died on 12 Apr 1813 at Camden Co., North Carolina.7 
Deed4 Jan 1817 He witnessed a deed grant by Nicholas Culpepper of Camden Co., NC to Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC on 4 Jan 1817 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book Q, p. 138: 4 Jan 1817 — Nicholas Culpepper to Peter Culpepper, for $461.57, land and the use of a ditch through Charles Chamberling’s. Witnesses: Henry Culpepper (Not clear which of two Henry Culpeppers this was) and Joshua Sary.8 
Deed4 Apr 1817 He witnessed a deed grant to Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC on 4 Apr 1817 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 14, p. 150, Currituck Co., NC: 4 Apr 1817. James Owens to Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., for $150, 37½ acres in Moyock District. Witness: Henry Culpepper.9 
Deed*25 Mar 1819 He was granted a deed by Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC on 25 Mar 1819 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book Q, p. 298: 25 Mar 1819 — Peter Culpepper to Henry Culpepper, son, for love and affection, one acre. Witnesses: Asa McCoy and W. McPharson.8 
Deed29 Oct 1819 He witnessed a deed grant by Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC on 29 Oct 1819 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book Q, p. 451: 29 Oct 1819 — Peter Culpepper to James Overton for $250. Witness: Henry Culpepper, Jurat, etc.8 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Henry was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Camden Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but otherwise unaccounted for are 1 F10-16 and 1 F16-26..10 
Death*19 Aug 1823 He died at Camden Co., North Carolina, on 19 Aug 1823 at age 32. 
Biography* In the January 2001 issue of "Carolina Trees & Branches" a publication of the Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina, is the following:

"Murderous Gang Another attempt at Murder - We learn that on Thursday night lat, several negroes went to the house of Mr. Henry Culpepper, residing near Maj. Farange's on the Dismal Swamp Canal, and having drawn him to the door by knocking on it, one of them discharged a gun at him, which fortunately, however, did not execution. Anticipating another fire from the wretches, Mr. Culpepper fell, to induce a belief that he was wounded; notwithstanding which they fired again, and put two balls through the door, but completely failed in inflicting any injury on Mr. C. - The Miscreants then made their escape." From 'American Beacon - Monday, June 16, 1823.

"We learn by a gentleman from North Carolina, that on Friday morning last, about daylight, Mr. Henry Culpepper, who resided near Major Farange's on the Canal, in Camden County, NC, and keeps up a small shop, was called up by a negro man, who slept in the house that night, to furnish some liquor; he had only proceeded a few steps toward his shop, situated near his residence, when two guns were discharged at him in quick succession. It is believed that Mr. Culpepper would have been killed on the spot, had he not been protected by a post, into which 13 or 14 slugs entered. Mr. C. instantly fell, and upon examination, seven slugs were found to have taken effect in different parts of his body, some of which have been extracted, but it is the opinion of the attending physician that his wounds will prove mortal. The negro mentioned has made his escape and is strongly suspected of being concerned with those who fired at Mr. C." - from 'American Beacon - Tuesday, August 19, 1823.

"Mr. Henry Culpepper who was shot by some unknown persons on Friday morning the 15th inst. at his residence on the Canal, in Camden County (NC) as mentioned in our paper a few days since, died of his wounds on Tuesday, the 19th inst. after much suffering. The perpetrator of this foul deed has not been discovered." - from American Beacon, Thursday, August 28, 1823.
 

Family

Jane (?) (say 1792 - )
Marriage*circa 1811 He married Jane (?) circa 1811. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 22, Image 0499, Unknown Township, Currituck Co., NC
    Peter Culpepper, 2M16+, 3M<16, 4F.
  2. , Culpepper/Whaley Bible, Photographed by Nick Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, Nov 2001, Linda Frances Whaley Thomas, owner, Chesapeake, Virginia.
  3. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 163, Ancestry.com Image 27, Unknown Township, Currituck Co., NC
    Peter Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 2 M10-16, 1 M16-25, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45.
  4. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 90, Ancestry.com Image 18, Unknown Township, Currituck Co., NC
    Peter Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F10-16, 1 F45+, 2 slaves.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281
  6. Henry Culpepper, Wake Co., NC, 1814 First Regiment Muster Roll.
  7. Bernard J. Henley, compiler, Henley Marriage/Obituary Idexes from Virginia Newspapers, The Library of Virginia.
    http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas14&local_base=CLAS14
  8. NC Clerk Camden Co., Camden Co., NC Deeds, Books D-AA, 1788-1856, transcribed by Lewis W. Griffin: Microfilm at LDS Library in Salt Lake City.
  9. Lew Griffin, compiler, Currituck Co., NC Deed Abstracts, 1784-1869, Currituck County NC: Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2000, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Microfilm Vols 3-30.
  10. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 34, Genealogy.com Image 16, Unknown Township, Camden Co., NC
    Archi Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45, 1 Slave
    Henry Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 0 Slaves
    Peter Culpepper, 1 M16-18, 1 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+, 11 Slaves.