Samuel Benjamin Culpeper1,2

Male, #52026, (20 Aug 1907 - 31 Jul 1995)
Father*Rev. Samuel Aloyssus Culpeper Y Whiteside4 (1879 - 14 Apr 1927)
Mother*Carmen Nieves Y Silva3 (20 Aug 1885 - 15 Jul 1971)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*20 Aug 1907 He was born on 20 Aug 1907 at Utuado, Ponce, Puerto Rico.1,2 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Samuel and José was listed as a son in an unknown person 's household on the 1910 Census at Cruz, Arecibo, Puerto Rico.5 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Paul, Samuel and José was listed as a son in an unknown person 's household on the 1920 Census at Monserrate, Arecibo, Puerto Rico.4 
Death of Father14 Apr 1927 His father Rev. Samuel Aloyssus Culpeper Y Whiteside died on 14 Apr 1927 at Arecibo, Puerto Rico.6,2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Samuel, José and Paul was listed as a son in Carmen Nieves Y Silva's household on the 1930 Census at Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.3 
Marriage*17 Aug 1935 He married Selva Guarina Canales at Utuado, Ponce, Puerto Rico, on 17 Aug 1935 at age 27.1,2 
World War II*between 1941 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1941 and 1945
(US Navy.)1 
Military service*between 1941 and 1964 Captain in the US Navy.1 
SSN*1956 His Social Security Number was issued in 1956 in Puerto Rico.7 
Death of Mother15 Jul 1971 His mother Carmen Nieves Y Silva died on 15 Jul 1971 at San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico.7 
Death*31 Jul 1995 He died at San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, on 31 Jul 1995 at age 87.1,7 
Burial*3 Aug 1995 His body was interred on 3 Aug 1995 at Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Bayamon, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.1 
Note* Researcher's note by Warren Culpepper: When I transcribed some of the Puerto Rican censuses, I erroneously interpreted a Race/Color code of B to mean Black. I subsequently discovered that B was for Blanco, which is Spanish for White. The transcriptions were referenced in too many events to easily correct, so this note will have to suffice. The Culpepers of Puerto Rico are a Caucasian family.8 


Selva Guarina Canales (8 Jun 1911 - 24 Nov 1998)
Marriage*17 Aug 1935 He married Selva Guarina Canales at Utuado, Ponce, Puerto Rico, on 17 Aug 1935 at age 27.1,2 
Last Edited7 Mar 2015


  1. National Cemetery Administration, compiler, US Veterans Gravesites, 1775-2006, Online database at, 2006.
    Samuel B. Culpeper, 20 Aug 1907 - 31 Jul 1995, Served 18 May 1941 to 1 Apr 1964 as Captain in the US Navy, Interred 3 Aug 1995 in Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Section J, Site 3610
    Guarina Culpeper, 8 Jun 1911 - 24 Nov 1998, Wife of Samuel B. Culpeper, Interred 27 Nov 1998 in Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Section J, Site 3610.
  2., Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2000.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 39-8, Page 3B Lines 99-100, Page 4A, Lines 1-3, Mayaguez, Mayaguez Co., PR
    Carmen Nieves Vda Culpeper, Head, Black, 41, Wid, PR/PR/PR
    Samuel B. Culpeper, Son, Black, 22, Sng, PR/PR/PR
    Jose B. Culpeper, Son, Black, 20, Sng, PR/PR/PR
    Pablo H. Culpeper, Son, Black 18, Sng, PR/PR/PR
    Carmen J. Culpeper, Dau, Black, 15, Sng, PR/PR/PR.
  4. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 185, Page A21, Lines 1-6, Monserrate, Arecibo Co., PR
    Samuel Culpeper y Anderson, Head, Black, 41, Md, Guam/PR/PR, Minister
    Carmen Nieves y Silva de Culpeper, Head, Black, 33, Md, PR/PR/PR
    Samuel Culpeper y Nieves, Son, Black, 12, Sng, PR/Guam/PR
    Jose E. Culpeper y Nieves, Son, Black, 10, Sng, PR/Guam/PR
    Pablo H. Culpeper y Nieves, Son, Black 8, Sng, PR/Guam/PR
    Carmen E. Culpeper y Nieves, Dau, Black, 6, Sng, PR/Guam/PR.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    Year: 1910; Census Place: Cruz, Arecibo, Puerto Rico; Roll: T624_1758; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0184; FHL microfilm: 1375771

    Samuel Culpeper Y Whiteside

    Age in 1910:     31
    Birth Year:     abt 1879
    Birthplace:     Guayana
    Home in 1910:     Cruz, Arecibo, Puerto Rico
    Race:     Mulatto
    Gender:     Male
    Immigration Year:     1901
    Relation to Head of House:     Jefe (Head)
    Marital Status:     Casado 1 (Married)
    Spouse's Name:     Carmen Nieves Y Silva De Culpeper
    Father's Birthplace:     France [Francia]
    Mother's Birthplace:     Guayana [Guazana Englea]

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Samuel Culpeper Y Whiteside     31
    Carmen Nieves Y Silva De Culpeper     23
    Samuel B Culpeper Y Nieves     2
    José E Culpeper Y Nieves     5 months
    Alfredo Nieves Y Silva     14
    Vacelia Ortíz Y Pérez     14.
  6. E-mail written 8 Feb 1998 (e-mail address as of Mar 2006) to GENMTD-L at from Carmen Culpeper Chapell (#52972),, e-mail address.
  7. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  8. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  9. E-mail written Jul 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Paul Horacio Culpeper III (#52283), San Juan, Puerto Rico, e-mail address.
  10. E-mail written 2006-2009, 2017 to Lew Griffin Warren Culpepper from Jennifer Lynn Chappell Paradis Behle (#54534), Wayne, PA, e-mail address.