William Wesley Culpepper1

Male, #6092, (29 Sep 1846 - 2 Jul 1931)
Father*James Henry Culpepper (22 Nov 1822 - 7 Apr 1903)
Mother*Delitha Ann Edwards (16 Feb 1823 - )
DNA* To help confirm William Wesley Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of William's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*29 Sep 1846 William was born at Camp Springs, Henry Co., Alabama, on 29 Sep 1846. 
Census1855 William, James, John and Micajah was probably a free white male, age under 21, in an unknown person 's household in the D Census at Henry Co., Alabama.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Delitha, William, James, John, Micajah, Mary and Martha listed as a household member living with James Henry Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Lawrenceville, Henry Co., Alabama.3 
Civil War*between 1864 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1864 and 1865

     William Culpepper, residence Columbia, RFD #3; b. 1845 in Henry County, Ala; enlisted at Jones Hill, Ala in 1864 as Pvt, Co A, 37th Ala Inf Rgt, continued until close of war; never discharged.4 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Delitha, William, James, John, Micajah, Mary and Martha listed as a household member living with James Henry Culpepper on the 1870 Census at Abbeville, Henry Co., Alabama.5 
Marriage*19 Nov 1874 He married Elizabeth W. Harrell at Henry Co., Alabama, on 19 Nov 1874 at age 28.6 
Birth of Son9 Jun 1878 His son James William Culpepper was born on 9 Jun 1878 at Camp Springs, Henry Co., Alabama.7 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Henry Co., Alabama.8 
Birth of Son11 Mar 1884 His son Henry Culpepper was born on 11 Mar 1884 at Henry Co., Alabama.9 
Birth of Son26 Apr 1886 His son Joseph David Culpepper was born on 26 Apr 1886 at Camp Springs, Henry Co., Alabama.10 
Birth of Son28 Jun 1888 His son Fernie Ederds Culpepper was born on 28 Jun 1888 at Columbia, Henry Co., Alabama.11 
Birth of Son22 Sep 1889 His son Oscar Culpepper was born on 22 Sep 1889 at Camp Springs, Henry Co., Alabama
Birth of Son8 Jul 1894 His son Kelmon Curtis Culpepper was born on 8 Jul 1894 at Camp Springs, Henry Co., Alabama.12 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Balkum, Henry Co., Alabama.13 
Death of Father7 Apr 1903 His father James Henry Culpepper died on 7 Apr 1903 at Henry Co., Alabama
Death of Son2 Feb 1904 His son Henry Culpepper died on 2 Feb 1904 at Henry Co., Alabama.9 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Balkum, Henry Co., Alabama.14 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 William was listed as a father in Erin Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Columbia, Houston Co., Alabama.15 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 William was listed as a father in Joseph David Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Headland, Henry Co., Alabama.16 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 William was listed as a father-in-law in William A. Boyett's household on the 1930 Census at Headland, Henry Co., Alabama.17 
Death*2 Jul 1931 He died at Headland, Henry Co., Alabama, on 2 Jul 1931 at age 84.18 
Burial*circa 4 Jul 1931 His body was interred circa 4 Jul 1931 at Culpepper Cemetery, Henry Co., Alabama.19 

Family

Elizabeth W. Harrell (19 Aug 1854 - 28 Jul 1935)
Marriage*19 Nov 1874 He married Elizabeth W. Harrell at Henry Co., Alabama, on 19 Nov 1874 at age 28.6 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Oct 2009

Citations

  1. Dick Culpepper Records, Warren H. 'Dick' Culpepper, Provo, UT, to Lew Griffin.
  2. 1855 Henry County Census
    Page 6, Henry Co., AL
    James H. Culpepper, 4M0-21, 1M21+, 0F0-21, 1F21+, 0 slaves.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 133/Lines 35-40, Page 134/Lines 1-2, Lawrenceville, Henry Co., AL
    James H. Culpepper, 36, M, Farmer, RE=$800, PE=$260, SC
    Delitha Ann Culpepper, 36, F, GA
    William W. Culpepper, 14, M, AL
    James C. Culpepper, 12, M, AL
    John Culpepper, 10, M, AL
    Micajah Culpepper, 7, M, AL
    Eliza E. Culpepper, 4, F, AL
    Martha Culpepper, 1, F, AL.
  4. The Census or Enumeration of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Houston County, Ala in 1907.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 3, Lines 7-14, 13th Precinct, Abbeville P.O., Henry Co., AL
    James H. Culpepper, 48, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$280, PE=$100, NC
    Delitha Culpepper, 47, F, Wh, GA
    William W. Culpepper, 24, M, W, Farm Laborer, AL
    James G. Culpepper, 22, M, W, Farm Laborer, AL
    John H. Culpepper, 20, M, W, Farm Laborer, AL
    Micajah Culpepper, 16, M, W, Farm Laborer, AL
    Eliza Culpepper, 14, F, W, AL
    Martha Culpepper, 11, F, W, AL.
  6. Helon H. Cutter, compiler, Henry County, Alabama Records, Volume II, 1821-1901 Marriage Records, Tallahassee, FL: Rose Printing Co., 1992, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.131 X2c v.2.
    William W. Culpepper married Elizabeth Harrell on 19 Nov 1874 in Henry Co., Alabama, Book 1872-1877, page 257.
  7. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    James William Culpepper, b. 9 Jun 1878, White, , Jackson Co., FL.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 81, Page 587D, Crawfords and Columbia, Henry Co., AL
    William Culpepper, Self, M, md, Wh, 35, Farmer, AL/GA/AL
    Lizzy Culpepper, Wife, F, md, Wh, 25, Keeps House, GA/GA/AL
    May Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 6, AL/GA/AL
    Eria Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 4, AL/GA/AL
    James Culpepper, Son, M, sng, Wh, 2, AL/GA/AL
    Nancy Culpepper, Dau, F, sng, Wh, 1, AL/GA/AL.
  9. Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County, Alabama Cemetery Records, Tuscaloosa, GA: Willo Publishing Co., 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.131 V3s.
    Culpepper Cemetery, On road between Hebron and Camp Springs Church, Henry Co., AL
    + Henry Culpepper, 11 Mar 1884 - 2 Feb 1904 (s/o W. W. and Elizabeth Culpepper).
  10. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Joseph Davis Culpepper, RFD #2, Columbia, Houston Co., AL, Age 32, born 26 Apr 1886, Caucasian, Farmer for Eric Bedsole; Wife: Carrie May Culpepper; Medium Height, Slender Build, Blue Eyes, Sandy Hair; signed 12 Sep 1918.
  11. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Turney Edwards Culpeper (2-p), RFD, Columbia, Henry Co., AL, Age 28, born 28 Jun 1888 in Columbia, AL; Farmer for self, supports mother, wife and two children; Caucasian, No military experience, Slender Build, Gray Eyes, Light Hair, not bald, no disabilities; signed 5 Jun 1917 in Abbeville, Henry Co., AL. (Note: He clearly spelled his first name with the first letter of T, not F as has been seen in most other records).
  12. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Kelmon Curtis Culpepper, Abbeville, Henry Co., AL, Age 22, born 8 Jul 1894 in Henry Co., AL; Farmer for L. L. Etheridge, Married with no children, Caucasian, No military experience, Claims exemption due to rheumatism and eyes; Medium Height, Stout Build, Blue Eyes, Dark Hair, not bald, no disabilities; signed 5 Jun 1917.
  13. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 99, Page 5A, Lines 78-84, Balkum, Henry Co., AL
    William W. Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, Sep 1845, 54, md-26yrs, AL/AL/AL
    Elizabeth Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, Aug 1854, 46, md-26yrs, ch 13/10, GA/SC/GA
    Evie Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Jan 1877, 23, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Leola Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Mar 1880, 20, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Henry Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Mar 1884, 16, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Joseph Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Apr 1886, 14, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Fernie Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Jun 1888, 11, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Oskar Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Sep 1890, 9, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Curtis Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Jul 1894, 5, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Rocksie Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Apr 1897, 3, sng, AL/AL/GA.
  14. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 117, Page 18A, Lines 45-50, Balkum, Henry Co., AL
    William W. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 64, md1-35yrs, AL/SC/SC, General Farmer
    Elizabeth Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 54, md1-35yrs, ch 13/7, AL/NC/GA
    Oscar Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 19, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Curtis Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Laborer
    Roxie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 13, sng, AL/AL/Farm Laborer, AL
    Dorie Dupree, Grandson, M, Wh, 6, sng, AL/AL/AL.
  15. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 158, Page 1A, Lines 23-29, South Main Street, Columbia, Houston Co., AL
    Erie E. (Culpepper) Bledsoe, Head, F, Wh, 42, wid, AL/GA/AL, Retail Dry Goods Merchant
    O. Q. Bledsoe, Son, M, Wh, 18, sng, AL/AL/AL, Farm Labor
    L. V. Bledsoe, Son, M, Wh, 16, sng, AL/AL/AL, Grocery Delivery Boy
    John D. Bledsoe, Son, M, Wh, 14, sng, AL/AL/AL
    Ora D. Bledsoe, Daughter, F, Wh, 12, sng, AL/AL/AL
    William Culpepper, Father, M, Wh, 74, md, GA/GA/AL, Farmer
    Elizabeth Culpepper, Mother, F, Wh, 65. md, GA/GA/GA.
  16. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 118, Page 8B, Lines 95-99, Headland, Henry Co., AL
    Joe D. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 33, md, AL/AL/GA, Farmer
    Carrie May Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 24, md, AL/AL/AL
    Ora May Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 5, sng, AL/AL/GA
    Henry J. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2 4/12, sng, AL/AL/GA
    William W. Culpepper, Father, M, Wh, 74, wid, AL/AL/AL, Farmer.
  17. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 1, Page 16A, Lines 18-21, Headland, Henry Co., AL
    Cleveland Street, Home=$1000, Radio=N, Farm=N, Vet=N
    William A. Boyett, Head, M, Wh, 55, md@26, GA/GA/GA
    Nancy L. Boyett, Wife, F, Wh, 50, md@21, AL/AL/GA
    William W. Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, Wh, 84, md@29, AL/US/US
    Nessie A. Culpepper, Mother-in-law, F, Wh, 75, md@20, GA/US/SC.
  18. State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics / Record Services Division, compiler, Alabama Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2011.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2453
    William W. Culpepper died Jul 1931 in Henry Co., Alabama.
  19. Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County, Alabama Cemetery Records, Tuscaloosa, GA: Willo Publishing Co., 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.131 V3s.
    Culpepper Cemetery, On road between Hebron and Camp Springs Church, Henry Co., AL
    + William W. Culpepper, Co. B 37th Ala. Inf. C.S.A.