Henry E. Culpepper

Male, #644, (circa 1779 - before 1840)
Father*Henry Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA (c 1743 - b Feb 1813)
Mother*Sarah (?) (s 1743 - a 1830)
DNA* Henry 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. 
Research note He is referenced in a research note for Robert Culpepper.1 
Birth*circa 1779 Henry was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, circa 1779. 
Census1782 He was/were probably enumerated in the census report at Norfolk Co., Virginia, in 1782. (Enumerated in the census but otherwise unaccounted for was 1 White..)2 
Will25 Aug 1806 Sarah, Henry, Martha, Margaret, Sally, Nancy and Mary named as heir(s) in the will of Henry Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 25 Aug 1806.3 
Note* Henry Sr. willed to his son Henry Jr. the plantation and house "where I now live containing 60 acres, one gun, and one feather bed." This was the 60 acres left to Henry Sr. by his father Thomas Culpepper in 1785. 
Marriage*7 Dec 1812 He married Martha Owens at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 7 Dec 1812. 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(A Henry Culpepper served in the Virginia Militia in both the 1st Regiment (Clarke's) and the 9th Regiment (Sharp's). It is not known whether or not one of these service records belongs to a different Henry.)4 
Birth of Son19 Jan 1816 His son Zachariah Owens Culpepper was born on 19 Jan 1816 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Deed*8 Nov 1817 He granted a deed, with Zachariah Owens as a previous landowner on 8 Nov 1817 at Norfolk Co., Virginia,

8 Nov 1817 -- Deed Bk 47, p 226. Henry Culpepper (Jr) and wife Martha to John Collins for $330, 33 acres inherited by Martha from her father, the late Zachariah Owens.5 
Deed12 Feb 1819 He was granted a deed by Thomas Willoughby Culpepper on 12 Feb 1819

12 Feb 1819 -- Deed Bk 48, p 109. Thomas Willoughby Culpepper to James Martin and Henry Culpepper for $1000, 100 acres on Deep Creek, where Willoughby Culpepper, father of Thomas W., lived at the time of his death. Wit: S. Whitehead, Hugh Pannell, and Jonathan Kay.5 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Henry was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Norfolk Co., Virginia.6 
Birth of Son23 May 1827 His son Henry Edward Culpepper was born on 23 May 1827 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Henry 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 1 F0-5 and 7 slaves.7 
Death*before 1840 He died at Norfolk Co., Virginia, before 1840. 
Research note*28 Apr 2004 Henry E. Culpepper is a known son of Henry Culpepper. 


Martha Owens (circa 1790 - )
Marriage*7 Dec 1812 He married Martha Owens at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 7 Dec 1812. 
 From the 1820 and 1830 censuses, Henry and Martha seemed to have had three daughters. Only one, Sarah Ann, has been identified, as her [apparent] brother Zachariah was surety to her marriage bond. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Aug 2011


  1. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  2. 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.)
    Henry Culpepper, 5 White, 0 Black.
  3. Norfolk Co. VA Wills; (n.p.: n.pub.).
    Will of Henry Culpepper, 25 Aug 1806, Book 4, p. 173.
  4. 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.
    Henry Culpepper, 1st Regiment (Clarke's), Virginia Militia
    Henry Culpepper, 9th Regiment (Sharp's), Virginia Militia.
  5. Norfolk Co, VA Deeds, .
  6. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 117, Genealogy.com page 120/Image 4, Unknown Township, Norfolk Co., VA
    Henry Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M 16-26, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 4 Slaves.
  7. 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.