Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL

Male, #9465, (circa 1780 - 1855)
Father*Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC (c 1742 - c 1782)
Mother*Chloe Whitehead (c 1748 - b May 1818)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Erasmus Culpepper Jr. of Wilcox Co., AL is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*circa 1780 Erasmus was born at Nash Co., North Carolina, circa 1780. 
Death of Fathercirca 1782 His father Erasmus Culpepper of Nash Co., NC died circa 1782 at Nash Co., North Carolina.1 
Marriage*15 Sep 1804 He married Ann Arrington at Warren Co., North Carolina, on 15 Sep 1804.2,3 
Miscellaneous*Feb 1805 Court minutes - Erasmus Culpepper entered into bond with Secuy to save harmless the justices and inhabitants of this county respecting a child begotten by him with Elizabeth Hackney. 
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina.4 
Will31 May 1816 In Chloe Whitehead's will on 31 May 1816 at Nash Co., North Carolina, Matthew, Mary, Nathan, Erasmus and John named as heir(s). 
Birth of Son1 Mar 1817 His son Erasmus Culpepper III was born on 1 Mar 1817 at Nash Co., North Carolina.5 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Nash Co., North Carolina.6 
Letter at PO*31 Mar 1826 He had a letter at the Post Office on 31 Mar 1826 at Claiborne, Monroe Co., Alabama.7 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Wilcox Co., Alabama. Enumerated in census but otherwise not identified are 1 M0-5 and 22 slaves..8 
Deed21 Dec 1835 He was party to a deed on 21 Dec 1835 at Wilcox Co., Alabama,

Cahaba Land Office, Sec. 27, Tsp. 11, Rng. 5.9 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Wilcox Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified are 2 F5-10 and 44 slaves.)10 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Erasmus was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Wilcox Co., Alabama.11 
Death*1855 He died at Wilcox Co., Alabama, in 1855. 
Probate*1 Jul 1856 Probate action was taken on Erasmus's estate, with Mary H. Culpepper, Erasmus Culpepper III, Nancy Culpepper, Martha Culpepper, Harty Culpepper, Cynthia Culpepper, Eleanor Culpepper, Chloe Culpepper, Harriett Culpepper and Elizabeth Culpepper as heir(s) on 1 Jul 1856

Estate Record Slave Schedule: Estate of Erasmus Culpepper, 1 Jul 1856
To Mrs. Nancy Culpepper: Luke, Olive, Chess, Beny, Albert, Tempy, Joe, Alfred, Julia, Reddick, Harry, and Sarah
To Erasmus Culpepper, Jr. (III): George, Rody, John, Fereby, George, Ben, and Sol
To Mrs. Elizabeth Brown: Charles, Elizabeth, Calvin, Clyander, Paul, Aleck, and Sam
To the children of Mrs. Nancy Davis: Isham, Nancy, Wesley, Mariah, Aaron, Jane, Margaret, and Sarah
To the estate of Mrs. Martha Clark: Jack, Milbry, Austin, Jerry?
To Mrs. Harty Dortch: John, Litty, Aleck, Louisa, Frank, Carter, and Bryant
To Mrs. Mary Davis: Jim, Eve, Lorenzo, Emanuel, Matthew, and Ed
To Mrs. Cynthia Philen: Huldah, Humphrey, Lucy, Mose, Prince, Isaac, and Louisa.
To Mrs. Elender Stewart: Dafney, Jim, William, Penny, and Martin.
To Mrs. Chloe Brantley: Easter, Willis, Ann, Hassey, Dinah, Zilla, Jake, and Charles
To Mrs. Harriet Pate: Chaney, Daniel, Mose, Jerry, and Henry. 
Biography* Marilyn Arnette reports that John Dortch and Erasmus Culpepper, Jr. were third cousins. John was the son of Ann Whitehead Dortch, the daughter of Lazarus Whitehead, the son of William Whitehead, the son of Arthur Whitehead, who was also the 2-great-grandfather of Erasmus Culpepper, Jr.12 
Reunion*23 May 2010 A reunion of the descendants of Erasmus Culpepper, Jr. is held as part of an annual Homecoming of all families connected with the United Methodist Church at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL. The reunion is held annually at that church on the fourth Sunday in May. The 2010 reunion marked the 29th anniversary, and the theme for the Homecoming reminiscing was the Alabama River. For more information, contact Jan Selleck or Maud K. Garrick. Lower Peachtree Homecoming website: http://lowerpeachtree.org/index.html.13,14 

Family

Ann Arrington (1785 - 23 Sep 1859)
Marriage*15 Sep 1804 He married Ann Arrington at Warren Co., North Carolina, on 15 Sep 1804.2,3 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 May 2010

Citations

  1. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p 171.
  2. North Carolina Division of Archives and History, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802
    Erasmus Culpepper to marry Ann Arrington, Bond Date: 15 Sep 1804 in Warren Co., NC, Record No. 01052, Bondsman: Willis Arrington, Witness: J Malone, Bond No. 000160364.
  3. North Carolina State Archives, compiler, North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8909
    Erasmus Culpepper, Male, married Ana Arrington on 15 Sep 1804 in Warren Co., NC.
  4. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 77 (636), Ancestry.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Alsey Culpepper, 2 M10-16, 2 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 5 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 7 slaves.
  5. "Lower Peach Tree Cemetery", Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4, November 1997.
    Lower Peach Tree Cemetery, Lower Peachtree, Wilcox Co., AL
    + Erasmus Culpepper, 1 Mar 1817 - 3 Aug 1880 (Born in Nash Co., NC and died at Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox Co., AL).
  6. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 266 (419), Genealogy.com Image 8, Unknown Township, Nash Co., NC
    Alexander Culpepper, 2 M16-26, 2 slaves
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M16-26, 1 F16-26, 1 slave
    Bershaba Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 12 slaves
    Lemuel Culpepper, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 slave.
  7. Deep South Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4, November 1979, Mobile Genealogical Society, page 185. FHL US/CAN Book 976.122 B2d.
  8. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 182, Ancestry.com images 47-48, Unknown township, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper (Jr), 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 2 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50, 22 slaves.
  9. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Old Cahaba Land Office Records and Military Warrants, 1817-1853, Southern University Press, Birmingham, AL 1986.
    page 128.
  10. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 319, Ancestry.com images 27-28, Unknown township, Wilcox Co., AL
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1M0-5, 1M5-10, 2M15-20, 1M30-40, 1F0-5, 1F5-10, 1F30-40, 0 slaves
    Erasmus Culpepper, 1M15-20, 1M40-50, 2F5-10, 1F50-60, 44 slaves.
  11. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 377B, Lines 19-21, Wilcox Co., AL
    Erasmus Culpepper (Jr), 68, M, NC, RE=$20,000
    Ann Culpepper, 65, F, NC
    Mary Culpepper, 13, F, AL.
  12. Correspondence from Marilyn (Mrs. David) Arnette, 2111 S. Cenutry Blvd., McDavid, FL 32568, to Warren Culpepper, Jan 2005.
  13. E-mail written 2000-2004 to Lew Griffin from Jan Selleck, 1405 Bogard Lane, Lewisville, TX 75077, Phone 214-366-6587, e-mail address.
  14. E-mail written Apr 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Maud K. Garrick, 3432 Princess Ann Street, Montgomery, AL 36109, e-mail address.