William Arthur Culpepper

Male, #7, (14 Oct 1840 - 22 Oct 1907)
Father*Zachariah Owens Culpepper (19 Jan 1816 - 23 May 1887)
Mother*Margaret Elizabeth Barnes (c 1823 - )
DNA* William 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. 
Birth*14 Oct 1840 William was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 14 Oct 1840. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Margaret, Henry, William, Margaret, Catherine and Catherine listed as a household member living with Zachariah Owens Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, William, Margaret, Catherine, Mary, Alexander, Zachariah and Susan listed as a household member living with Zachariah Owens Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Jackson Ward, Portsmouth (city), Virginia.2 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     A carpenter, William enlisted at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, VA on 27 Apr 1861 at age 20 as a Private in D Co. 9th Inf Reg. VA, and was appointed 1st Sergeant, 12 May 1862. He was wounded 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg.3 
Marriage*23 Jan 1866 He married Susan Ann Simcoe at Portsmouth Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 23 Jan 1866 at age 25.4 
Birth of Son28 Dec 1866 His son William O. Culpepper was born on 28 Dec 1866 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.5 
Birth of Son14 Apr 1869 His son Walter Simcoe Culpepper was born on 14 Apr 1869 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.6 
Birth of SonSep 1870 His son Arthur L. Culpepper was born in Sep 1870 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Birth of Son1873 His son George F. Culpepper was born in 1873 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
Death of Son27 Mar 1874 His son George F. Culpepper died on 27 Mar 1874 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.7 
Birth of Son3 Mar 1875 His son Irwin Culpepper was born on 3 Mar 1875 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
Death of Son7 Aug 1875 His son Irwin Culpepper died on 7 Aug 1875 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.8 
Death of Father23 May 1887 His father Zachariah Owens Culpepper died on 23 May 1887 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia
City Directory*between 1888 and 1890 He was listed in the between 1888 and 1890 city directory for Portsmouth (city), Virginia.9 
Photographed*say 1900 He was photographed say 1900 at Portsmouth (city), Virginia.3
William Arthur Culpepper
Death*22 Oct 1907 He died at Portsmouth (city), Virginia, on 22 Oct 1907 at age 67. 
Burial*after 22 Oct 1907 His body was interred after 22 Oct 1907 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth (city), Virginia


Susan Ann Simcoe (circa 1845 - )
Marriage*23 Jan 1866 He married Susan Ann Simcoe at Portsmouth Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 23 Jan 1866 at age 25.4 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Jul 2012


  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 276, Family 277, Lines 14-20, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    Zacharia Culpepper, 36, M, Ship Carpenter, VA
    Margaret E. Culpepper, 27, F, VA
    Henry Culpepper, 22, M, Carpenter, VA
    Wm Arthur Culpepper, 10, M, VA
    Margaret Culpepper, 4, F, VA
    Catharine Culpepper, 1, F, VA
    Catharine Barnes, 51, F, VA.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 179, Family 1388, Portsmouth Jackson Ward, Portsmouth (City), VA
    Zack Culpepper, 43, M, Wh, Carpenter, RE= $0, PE=$400, VA
    Mary F. Culpepper, 32, F, Wh, RE=$3000, PE=$7000. VA
    Wm. Culpepper, 19, M, Wh, Carpenter (apprentice), VA
    Margt Culpepper, 14, F, Wh, VA
    Cath. Culpepper, 11, F, Wh, VA
    Mary Culpepper, 5, F, Wh, VA
    Alexander Culpepper, 11, M, Wh, VA
    Zack Culpepper, M, Wh, VA
    Susan A. Simcoe, 15, F, VA
    Jno. W. Simcoe, 13, M, VA
    Wallis L. Simcoe, 11, M, VA.
  3. E-mail written 2002 to Lew Griffin from Taylor Edwards, e-mail address.
  4. 1850-1887 Norfolk County, VA Marriages, transcribed from microfilm and various source documents by Lew Griffin, Dick Culpepper, and Susan Wilson..
    William A. Culpepper (25) and Susan Simcoe (21), married in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA, on 23 Jan 1866.
  5. Birth Records, 1853-1865, Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics, LDS Film 2026327.
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 117, Family 998, Portsmouth Jackson Ward, Portsmouth (City), VA
    William Culpepper, 29, M, Wh, Carpenter, RE=$0, PE=$0, VA
    Susan Culpepper, 25, F, Wh, Keeping house, VA
    William Culpepper, 2, M, Wh, VA
    Walter Culpepper, 1, M, Wh, VA.
  7. Age three months.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    2nd Ward, Page 529B, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    William A. Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 39, Retail Grocer, VA/VA/VA
    Susan A. Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 35, Keeping House, VA/VA/VA
    William O. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 13, VA/VA/VA
    Walter S. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 11, VA/VA/VA
    Arthur Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 8, VA/VA/VA
    Margaret Culpepper, Dau, F, S, W, 3, VA/VA/VA.
  9. J. H. Chataigne and Co., compiler, Norfolk, Virginia City Directories, 1888-1891, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1888-1891.
    William A. Culpepper; clerk; 727 High; Portsmouth VA; 1888
    William A. Culpepper; Norfolk County Ferries; supt; office Water corner Queen wharf Water near High; 727 High; Portsmouth VA; 1889
    William A. Culpepper; Portsmouth Orphan Asylum; supt; Swimming Point; Portsmouth VA; 1890.