Robert Culpepper of Portsmouth, VA1

Male, #48233, (say 1780 - )
Father*Joseph Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA (c 1751 - c 1796)
Birth*say 1780 He was born say 1780.1 
Deed*2 Apr 1799 He was granted a deed on 2 Apr 1799

2 Apr 1799 -- Deed Bk 37, p 220. Martha Mackie, executrix of Andrew Mackie of Isle of Wight Co, VA, to Robert (Rachel?) Culpepper, David Culpepper, and Sophia his wife, and Joseph Etheridge, Moses Etheridge, and Sarah Etheridge, who are infants of Norfolk Co. Whereas Joseph Culpepper of Norfolk Co purchased in his lifetime from Martha Mackie a tract of land for £40 but before a deed was made he died leaving 2 children, the aforesaid Robert (Rachel?) and Sophia Culpepper, wife of David Culpepper, and 3 grandchildren, the 3 Etheridges mentioned. So Mackie deeds a tract of land between Portsmouth and Suffolk to these heirs, 16 acres. Wit: Andrew Kidd, Benjamin Culpepper, Nicholas Jordan, Joseph Kinder.2 
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Enumerated in census but otherwise not identified are 2 M0-10, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45..1 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(Virginia Militia.)3 
Research note*22 May 2004 That this Robert was the son of Joseph is based on the assumption that this was the same Robert Culpepper found in the 1799 Personal Property Tax Digest for Norfolk Co., who was listed there as "Robert, son Joseph."

Other than his appearance in the 1810 census of Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA, nothing is known about this Robert Culpepper.

Your help with this person will be appreciated. Contact Lew Griffin (see footnote for details).4 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Oct 2011


  1. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 136, Page 262/Image 8, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    Asa Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 2 F 0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 1 F45+
    Robert Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45
    Thomas Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45
    William Culpepper, 2 M10-16, 1 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+.
  2. Norfolk Co, VA Deeds, .
    Deed Bk 37, p 220.
  3. 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, 1999.
    Five different service records are found for a Robert Culpepper serving in the Virginia Militia. Some of these are probably the same person, but it is not known which:
    Robert B. Culpepper, 3rd Regiment (Boykin's)
    Robert B. Culpepper, 6th Regiment Artillery (Read Jr.'s)
    Robert Culpepper, 7th Regiment (Magnien's)
    Robert Culpepper, 9th Regiment (Sharp's)
    Robert Culpepper, Captain Tart's Company.
  4. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.