William Culpepper

Male, #482, (1845 - 9 Oct 1882)
Father*Accountis Culpepper (c 1804 - bt 1858 - 1860)
Mother*Susan (?) (c 1820 - )
DNA* William has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Thomas Culpepper, who is a son of Henry Culpepper, Jr. and grandson Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpeper. 
Birth*1845 William was born at North Carolina in 1845. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Susan, William, Joshua, Penelope and Margaret listed as a household member living with Accountis Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Camden Co., North Carolina.1 
Civil War*between 1863 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1863 and 1865

     William Culpepper of Camden County, North Carolina enlisted as a private in Company B of the 21st Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers on October 29, 1863. This was the Union force occupying Camden County at the time. William was 19 years old and the enlistment paper states that he was "a refugee from North Carolina who came into our lines to escape imprisonment by a band of Confederate guerillas." He spent the rest of the war apparently building trenches and such, and received a medical discharge on May 30, 1865. Interestingly enough, his pension and later the United States Army's widow's pension was the only thing that kept his family out of poverty in those desperate times.2 
Marriage*27 Mar 1870 He married Virginia Marinetta Dunbar at Newland Twp, Pasquotank Co., North Carolina, on 27 Mar 1870.3 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1870 at Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., North Carolina.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1876 His son George T. Culpepper was born circa 1876 at Pasquotank Co., North Carolina
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Providence, Pasquotank Co., North Carolina.5 
Birth of Son13 Feb 1881 His son Charles Lee Culpeper was born on 13 Feb 1881 at Pasquotank Co., North Carolina
Death*9 Oct 1882 He died at Providence Twp., Pasquotank Co., North Carolina, on 9 Oct 1882.6 
Burial*10 Oct 1882 His body was interred on 10 Oct 1882 at private cemetery north of, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., North Carolina. If you travel on US-17 North from Elizabeth City, NC, turn right on Culpepper Lane into what is now Pine Lakes subdivision. Culpepper Lane veers right on Quail Run Road. Take an immediate left on Hunter's Trail West. At the end of this street you will find a heavily wooded lot. The graves and tombstones of William Culpepper (1845 - 9 Oct 1882) and his wife, Virginia M. Dunbar (27 Nov 1856 - 14 Feb 1921) are found on this lot. This was once farmland and is close to the Pasquotank River. Culpepper Lane is presumably named for this branch of the Culpepper family.
The tombstone inscriptions are:
VIRGINIA M. CULPEPPER, Born Nov. 27, 1856, Died Feb. 14, 1921.
Source: Sharon P. Culpepper


Virginia Marinetta Dunbar (26 Nov 1854 - 14 Feb 1921)
Marriage*27 Mar 1870 He married Virginia Marinetta Dunbar at Newland Twp, Pasquotank Co., North Carolina, on 27 Mar 1870.3 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Oct 2012


  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 102, Lines 13-18, Camden Co., NC (5 Sep 1850)
    Count Culpepper, 45, M, Laborer, born in Camden Co., NC
    Susan Culpepper, 30, F, born in Camden Co., NC
    William Culpepper, 7, M, born in Camden Co., NC
    Joshua Culpepper, 2, M, born in Camden Co., NC
    Penelope Culpepper, 9, F, born in Camden Co., NC
    Margaret Culpepper, 9/12, F, born in Camden Co., NC.
  2. From Luther B. Culpepper, IV, May 2000:.
  3. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    William Culpepper, White, Male, married Nettie Dunbar in 1870 in Pasquotank Co., NC.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 338A, Lines 11-14, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC (29 Jul 1870)
    Wm. Culpepper, 24, M, Wh, Laborer, NC
    N. Culpepper, 18, F, Wh, Keeping house, NC
    Mag Billups, 73, F, Wh, Keeping house, RE=$4000, PE=300, NC
    Mag Bundy, 35, F, Wh, Keeping house, NC.
  5. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 114, Page 404D, Providence, Pasquotank Co., NC
    William Culpepper, Self, M, md, Wh, 35, Farmer, NC/NC/NC
    Virginia M. Culpepper, Wife, F, md, Wh, 25, Keeping House, NC/VA/VA
    Lenora M. Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 9, NC/NC/NC
    George F. Culpepper, Son, M, sng, Wh, 4, NC/NC/NC
    Clinny F. Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 2, NC/NC/NC.
  6. Sharon Pierce Culpepper records, Beverly Sharon Pierce Culpepper (#1334), Greenville, NC (2007), to Lew Griffin, 1996.
  7. Death Certificate.
    Lenora Culpepper Temple, Female, White, Widowed, Housewife, born 3 Nov 1870 in Pasquotank Co., NC, daughter of William Culpepper and Virginia Dunbar, died 24 Jan 1952 at age 81 at home at Route 2, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC. Cause of death: heart attack. Buried on 26 Jan 1952 in Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. Informant: Mrs. Hal Payne of Elizabeth City. No social security number and no military service. (Copy of death certificate provided to Culpepper Connections by Sasha Noel Camp and transcribed by Warren Culpepper.).
  8. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA.
    Obituary of Mrs. Clinnie Culpepper Temple (#499), published 20 Oct 1956.