John Culpepper Jr.

Male, #763, (say 1774 - before 20 Nov 1837)
Father*John Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA (c 1753 - b 16 Mar 1818)
Mother*Martha Cherry (s 1752 - )
DNA* John 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*say 1774 John was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, say 1774. 
Census1782 He was/were probably enumerated in the census report at Norfolk Co., Virginia, in 1782.1 
Marriage*17 Feb 1794 He married Sarah Brown at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 17 Feb 1794. Surety, John Brown.2 
Birth of Sonsay 1796 His son John Culpepper III was born say 1796 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Birth of Soncirca 1798 His son Thomas Culpepper was born circa 1798 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
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.3 
Research note He is referenced in a research note for Rachel Culpepper.4 
Marriage24 Dec 1802 He was the surety in the marriage of Mary Culpepper to Paul Cherry at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 24 Dec 1802, affirming that there was no moral or legal reason why the couple could not be married.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1805 His son Abel Culpepper was born circa 1805 at Norfolk Co., Virginia
Milit-Beg*1807 He began military service in 1807 at Virginia.6 
Birth of Soncirca 1810 His son John Culpepper IV was born circa 1810.7,8 
Will1 Dec 1810 John and Martha named as executor(s) and heir(s) in the will of John Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 1 Dec 1810.9 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(Virginia Militia.)10 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Norfolk Co., Virginia. Enumerated in census but otherwise not identified are 1 F0-10, 1 F10-16 and 3 F16-26..11 
Marriage*15 Feb 1821 He married Sarah Owens at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 15 Feb 1821. 
Deed*14 Jun 1821 He granted a deed, with Rev. Arthur Emmerson II as an adjacent landowner, with Zachariah Owens as a previous landowner on 14 Jun 1821 at Norfolk Co., Virginia,

14 May 1821 -- Deed Bk 49, p 155. John Culpepper and wife Sarah to John Collins, for $160, 32 acres on Paradise Creek adj. Arthur Emmerson, Thomas Edwards, and Nathaniel Owens, is the land of Sarah's father, Zachariah Owens.3 
Will28 Sep 1822 Mary, Catherine, Paul, James, Faithy, Henry and John named as heir(s) in the will of Cherry Culpepper at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 28 Sep 1822.12 
Will*9 Nov 1825 He made a will at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 9 Nov 1825, naming as executor(s) and heir(s) Sarah Brown, naming as heir(s) Abel Culpepper, Thomas Culpepper and John Culpepper III.

In the name of God Amen I John Culpepper being sick and weak in body of sound mind and memory do make this my last Will in manner and form as followeth. viz. First after my death I wish my funeral expences paid out of the money that is owing me as to my debts I owe no person.
     Second, I lend unto beloved wife Sarah Culpepper the use of my plantation household and kitchen furniture horses farming utentials together with all my stock of hogs and cattle during her life time.
     Third after the death of my wife I give unto my son Abel Culpepper all my plantation containing One hundred and twenty acres that is the plantation where I now reside on to him and his heirs forever also he has liberty to build on or improve the said plantation before the death of my wife not interupting or disturbing her.
     Fourth I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Culpepper and his heirs a certain piece or parcel of land beginning at white gum running N. to a white oak thence N. to Cook's Mill Run thence down said run to Cook's line.
     Fifth I give unto my son John Culpepper one large inglish musket.
     Sixth after the death of my wife I request that all the property that I lend to my wife to [be] equally divided among my children.
     Seventh & last I constitute and appoint my wife my Exexatrix in witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty five.
     John (x) Culpepper (Seal)
     Signed seal'd and deliver'd in presence of Henry Spratt, Robert (x) Brown

     At a Court held for Norfolk County the 20th November 1837 This Will was proved by the oath of Robert Brown a subscribing witness thereto being dead James Spratt being first sworn deposed that he is well acquainted with the hand writing of the said Henry Spratt and that he verily believes the signature to the said Will is in the own proper hand writing of the said Henry Spratt dec'd whereupon the said Will is ordered to be recorded. Test: Wm. M. Wilson.13 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Norfolk Co., Virginia. 1 M0-5, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves. Within this, enumerated but otherwise not identified are 1 M0-5, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30..7 
Death*before 20 Nov 1837 He died at Norfolk Co., Virginia, before 20 Nov 1837. 
Probate*20 Nov 1837 Probate action was taken on John's estate, with Henry Spratt proving on 20 Nov 1837 at Norfolk Co., Virginia.13 
Will19 Jul 1864 He identified as the previous landowner(s) of land being bequeathed in the will of Thomas Culpepper at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 19 Jul 1864.14 

Family 1

Sarah Brown (circa 1773 - circa 1820)
Marriage*17 Feb 1794 He married Sarah Brown at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 17 Feb 1794. Surety, John Brown.2 
Children

Family 2

Sarah Owens (circa 1770 - )
Marriage*15 Feb 1821 He married Sarah Owens at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 15 Feb 1821. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jul 2013

Citations

  1. 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.)
    John Culpepper, 7 White, 0 Black.
  2. 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.
    John Culpepper and Sarah Brown married in Norfolk Co., VA, on 17 Feb 1791, surety John Brown.
  3. Norfolk Co, VA Deeds, .
  4. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  5. 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.
    Molly (Mary) Culpepper and Paul Cherry married in Norfolk Co., VA, on 24 Dec 1802, surety John Culpepper.
  6. Military Records U.S. Soldiers 1784-1811, Family Tree Maker CD.
  7. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 308, Ancestry.com Images 3-4, Unknown Township, Norfolk Co., VA
    George Culpepper, 2 M0-5, 1 M30-40, 1 F5-10, 1 F10-15, 1 F20-30, 1 slave
    John Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M20-30, 1 M60-70, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves
    Thomas Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M20-30, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30, 0 slaves.
  8. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 510, Family 36, Lines 13-15, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., VA
    Sarah Culpepper, 80, F, VA
    William Marsh, 20, M, Farmer, VA
    John Culpepper, 40, M, Farmer, VA.
  9. Norfolk Co. VA Wills; (n.p.: n.pub.).
    Will of John Culpepper, 1 Dec 1810, Book 5, p. 7.
  10. 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 John Culpepper serving in the Virginia Militia. Some of these are probably the same person, but it is not known which:
    4th Regiment (Beatty's)
    7th Regiment (Magnien's)
    95th Regiment (Lee's)
    Captain Williams' Company
    Captain Tart's Company.
  11. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 120, Genealogy.com page 123/Image 7, Unknown Township, Norfolk Co., VA
    John Culpepper, 1 M10-16, 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 3 F16-26, 1 F45+, 0 Slaves.
  12. Norfolk Co. VA Wills; (n.p.: n.pub.).
    Book 5, page 100, LDS Film 32904.
  13. Norfolk Co. VA Wills; (n.p.: n.pub.).
    Book 6, page 40.
  14. Norfolk Co. VA Wills; (n.p.: n.pub.).
    Book 6, page 622.
  15. Emily L. Walker, compiler, Norfolk County, Virginia Death Register, 1870 - 1896, Norfolk, VA: E. L. Walker, 1999.
    p. 186.