Mary McPherson

Female, #11345, (circa 1756 - 12 Apr 1813)
Father*Daniel McPherson (s 1730 - a 20 Sep 1797)
Mother*Mary (?) (s 1735 - )
Research note While both Mary McPherson Culpepper and Elizabeth McPherson Fiske had a father named Daniel McPherson, it is not clear if Mary and Elizabeth were sisters or if each had a different set of parents. If you have additional documentation to help sort this out, please contact Lew Griffin.1 
Birth*circa 1756 Mary was born circa 1756. 
Marriage*circa 1777 She married Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC circa 1777. That Peter's wife Mary was a McPherson is based on the following:
     20 Aug 1788 -- Peter Culpepper of Currituck Co. agrees to drop suit against Demsey McPharson, executor of Daniel McPharson, deceased. Witnesses: _____ Spence and Gabriel Taylor (Camden Co. NC Deed Book D, p. 348). The Daniel McPherson estate should be examined. 
Married Namecirca 1777  As of circa 1777, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son15 Aug 1778 Her son Mason Culpepper was born on 15 Aug 1778.2 
Birth of Son1 Oct 1782 Her son Thomas Culpepper was born on 1 Oct 1782 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.2 
Deed*7 Sep 1789 She granted a deed on 7 Sep 1789 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 6, p. 72, Currituck Co., NC: 7 Sep 1789. Peter Culpepper and Mary Culpepper, his wife to Nathan Etheridge, 50 acres in the backwoods of Moyock District (Currituck Co., NC).3 
1790 Census2 Aug 1790 Mary was probably a free white female in Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC's household on the 1790 Census on 2 Aug 1790 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.4 
Birth of Son6 Nov 1790 Her son Henry Culpepper was born on 6 Nov 1790 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.2 
Birth of Son2 Feb 1793 Her son Archibald Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1793 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.2 
Deed14 Oct 1793 She witnessed a deed grant by Henry Culpepper IV of Currituck Co. NC to Nicholas Culpepper of Camden Co., NC, with Thomas Edward Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA as an adjacent landowner on 14 Oct 1793 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 7, p. 58, Currituck Co., NC: 14 Oct 1793. Henry Culpepper, Sr., to Nicholas Culpepper, Jr., for £11, 50 acres adjacent to Thomas Culpepper, and David Creekmur. Witnesses: Peter Culpepper and Mary Culpepper.3 
Will20 Sep 1797 Mary named as heir(s) in the will of Daniel McPherson at Currituck Co., North Carolina, on 20 Sep 1797. 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1800 Her son Peter Culpepper was born on 15 Jul 1800 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.2 
Death of Son15 Jul 1800 Her son Peter Culpepper died on 15 Jul 1800 at Currituck Co., North Carolina
1800 Census4 Aug 1800 Mary was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC's household on the 1800 Census at Currituck Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M10-16..5 
Birth of Son29 Sep 1801 Her son Peter O'Kelly Culpepper was born on 29 Sep 1801 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.2 
1810 Census6 Aug 1810 Mary was probably a free white female, age 45 or over, in Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC's household on the 1810 Census at Currituck Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M16-26..6 
Death*12 Apr 1813 She died at Camden Co., North Carolina, on 12 Apr 1813.7 
Biography* Obituary:
     Died. In Camden, N. C. on Wednesday, Apr. 12, Mrs. Mary Culpepper, relict of Rev. Peter Culpepper in her 57th year. (Norfolk Herald, Norfolk, Va., 1813, p. 3, c. 3).8 

Family

Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC (29 Dec 1752 - 18 Mar 1825)
Marriage*circa 1777 She married Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC circa 1777. That Peter's wife Mary was a McPherson is based on the following:
     20 Aug 1788 -- Peter Culpepper of Currituck Co. agrees to drop suit against Demsey McPharson, executor of Daniel McPharson, deceased. Witnesses: _____ Spence and Gabriel Taylor (Camden Co. NC Deed Book D, p. 348). The Daniel McPherson estate should be examined. 
Children
Last Edited4 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  2. , Culpepper/Whaley Bible, Photographed by Nick Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, Nov 2001, Linda Frances Whaley Thomas, owner, Chesapeake, Virginia.
  3. Lew Griffin, compiler, Currituck Co., NC Deed Abstracts, 1784-1869, Currituck County NC: Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2000, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Microfilm Vols 3-30.
  4. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 22, Image 0499, Unknown Township, Currituck Co., NC
    Peter Culpepper, 2M16+, 3M<16, 4F.
  5. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 163, Ancestry.com Image 27, Unknown Township, Currituck Co., NC
    Peter Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 2 M10-16, 1 M16-25, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45.
  6. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 90, Ancestry.com Image 18, Unknown Township, Currituck Co., NC
    Peter Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F10-16, 1 F45+, 2 slaves.
  7. Bernard J. Henley, compiler, Henley Marriage/Obituary Idexes from Virginia Newspapers, The Library of Virginia.
    http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas14&local_base=CLAS14
  8. E-mail written 2005 - 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Katie Holland, Silver Spring, MD, e-mail address.