Robert Culpepper1

Male, #48240, (say 1775 - )
Father*William Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA1 (c 1732 - bt 1785 - 1790)
Mother*Mary (?)1 (s 1734 - )
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Robert 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. 
Birth*say 1775 He was born say 1775.1 
Research note* The ancestry of Robert Culpepper is not proven. Since Robert is near Henry E. Culpepper and Sarah (then the widow of Henry) in both the 1820 and 1830 censuses, it is possible that Robert is the son of Henry and Sarah [W. L. C].

However, he was not mentioned in Henry's will, and so was more likely the son of Henry's brother William Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA and wife Mary. This may be the Robert Culpepper who inherited land in his the will of his grandfather Thomas Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA. In that document, a Robert Culpepper, grandson, was mentioned as the son of Mary Culpepper, which is problematic. This writer assumes this is a reference to Mary, wife of William Culpepper, son of Thomas. In any case, Robert does seem to be a grandson of Thomas Culpepper, but his parentage has not been determined.
Revised 14 Apr 2004 L. W. G.

Your help with this person will be appreciated. Contact Lew Griffin (see footnote for details).2 
Census1782 He was/were probably enumerated in the census report at Norfolk Co., Virginia, in 1782.3 
Marriage*22 Jan 1796 He married Mrs. Martha Jordan at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 22 Jan 1796. Rev. Arthur Emmerson II, as minister, performed the marriage. Surety, Thomas Richardson.

     Researcher Dick Culpepper believes that Martha married a different Robert: Robert Culpepper Jr. Your help with additional information on Martha and these two Roberts will be appreciated.4,5,6 
Deed5 Nov 1800 He witnessed a deed grant to John Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA on 5 Nov 1800 at Norfolk Co., Virginia,

5 Nov 1800 -- Deed Bk 39, p 35. Michael Manning to Thomas Culpepper Jr, both of Portsmouth Parish, for $464, 45 acres "whereon I now live" bounding Malachi Manning, Thomas Culpepper, and Julian Creek. Wit: Robert B. Culpepper, John Culpepper, and Thomas Read.7 
Deed10 Aug 1809 He witnessed a deed grant to John Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA, with Thomas Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA and Elizabeth Holderness as an adjacent landowner on 10 Aug 1809 at Norfolk Co., Virginia,

10 Aug 1809 -- Deed Bk 45, p 18. Jeremiah Cox and wife Celia to John Culpepper, for $75, 12 acres on the north side of Deep Creek, adj. Thomas Culpepper, and Elizabeth Holderness, part of land where James Martin lives. Wit: Robert Culpepper, Paul Cherry, and John Pollick.7 
Will1 Dec 1810 He witnessed the signing of a will of John Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA on 1 Dec 1810 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.8 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(Virginia Militia.)9 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Norfolk Co., Virginia. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 4 M0-10, 1 F16-26 and 1 F26-45..10 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Norfolk Co., Virginia. Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 2 M10-15, 1 M15-20, and 1 F40-50..1 

Family

Mrs. Martha Jordan (say 1775 - )
Marriage*22 Jan 1796 He married Mrs. Martha Jordan at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 22 Jan 1796. Rev. Arthur Emmerson II, as minister, performed the marriage. Surety, Thomas Richardson.

     Researcher Dick Culpepper believes that Martha married a different Robert: Robert Culpepper Jr. Your help with additional information on Martha and these two Roberts will be appreciated.4,5,6 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 311, Ancestry.com Images 9-10, Unknown Township, Norfolk Co., VA
    Henry Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M10-15, 1 M50-60, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40, 7 slaves
    Robert Culpepper, 2 M10-15, 1 M15-20, 1 M50-60, 1 F40-50, 0 slaves
    Sally Culpepper, 1 F20-30, 1 F30-40, 1 F40-50, 1 F80-90, 0 slaves.
  2. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  3. Peter Smith, The Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquarian, NY, 1951.
    Vol. 5, pp. 134-135. (A list of the families of Whites & blacks thats on the south side of Western branch as fear as new Mill Creek. Taking by Wm Booker.)
    William Culpepper, 5 White, 0 Black.
  4. Virginia) Daughters of the American Revolution. Fort Nelson Chapter (Portsmouth, Marriage Bonds of Norfolk County, Virginia, Oct. 5, 1706 - Dec. 31, 1850, Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1970, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Film 850091 Item 4.
    Robert Culpepper and Mrs. Martha Jordan married in Norfolk Co., VA, on 22 Jan 1796, surety Thomas Richardson, Arthur Emmerson, minister.
  5. Warren H. 'Dick' Culpepper (#6860), Culpeppers of England and America, Provo, Utah: Stevenson's Genealogy Center, 2008.
    page 241, item 79.
  6. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  7. Norfolk Co, VA Deeds, .
  8. Norfolk Co. VA Wills; (n.p.: n.pub.).
    Will of John Culpepper, 1 Dec 1810, Book 5, p. 7.
  9. 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
    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.
  10. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 117, Genealogy.com page 120/Image 4, Unknown Township, Norfolk Co., VA
    Asa Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 2 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 0 Slaves
    David Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M45+, 1 F0-10, 2 F10-16, 1 F 26-45, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth [Ellis] Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F45+, 1 Slave
    Elizabeth Culpepper, Sr., 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 0 Slaves
    Henry Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M 16-26, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 4 Slaves
    John Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 2 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 1 Slave
    Robert Culpepper, 4 M0-10, 1 M45+, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 0 Slaves
    Sampson Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M45+, 2 F0-10, 2 F10-16, 2 F26-45, 0 Slaves
    Sarah Culpepper, 3 F26-45, 1 F45+, 0 Slaves
    Stephen Culpepper, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 1 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 6 Slaves
    [Thomas] Culpepper, 3 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45, 3 Slaves.