Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC1

Male, #399, (29 Dec 1752 - 18 Mar 1825)
Father*Henry Culpepper IV of Currituck Co. NC2 (c 1729 - a 14 Oct 1793)
Mother*Frances Llewelling (s 1731 - bt 1751 - 1770)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Rev. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., NC 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*29 Dec 1752 Peter was born at Norfolk Co., Virginia, on 29 Dec 1752. Whaley Bible record. 
Marriage*circa 1777 He married Mary McPherson 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. 
Birth of Son15 Aug 1778 His son Mason Culpepper was born on 15 Aug 1778.3 
Tax roll*1779 He registered to pay taxes at Currituck Co., North Carolina, in 1779.
     Peter appears in "A list of the Married men in the County of Currituck that pays a Poll Tax for the Year 1779 taken from the Assessment Book."4 
Birth of Son1 Oct 1782 His son Thomas Culpepper was born on 1 Oct 1782 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.3 
Deed12 Aug 1784 He was granted a deed on 12 Aug 1784 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 4, p. 272, Currituck Co., NC: 12 Aug 1784. Solomon Etheridge and wife Mary to Peter Culpepper, all of Currituck Co., for £50, 50 acres adjacent to Lewis Cox and William Powers. Witnesses: James Overton and Jo. Stark (Jurat).5 
Deed*6 Sep 1786 He was granted a deed by Henry Culpepper IV of Currituck Co. NC on 6 Sep 1786 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 5, p. 182, Currituck Co., NC: 6 Sep 1786. Henry Culpepper gives power of attorney to his son Peter Culpepper.... Witnesses: Willis Etheridge, George _____.5 
Deed23 May 1788 He witnessed a deed grant by Henry Culpepper IV of Currituck Co. NC to Thomas Edward Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA on 23 May 1788 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 5, p. 330, Currituck Co., NC: 23 May 1788. Henry Culpepper, Sr. to Thomas Culpepper, for £50, Culpepper’s Island, consisting of 50 acres. Witnesses: Peter Culpepper, Joshua Culpepper, Henry Culpepper.5 
Deed10 Jul 1788 He was granted a deed on 10 Jul 1788 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 6, p. 235, Currituck Co., NC: 10 Jul 1788. Samuel Johnston, Esquire, to Peter Culpepper, a grant of 88 acres at £10 per 100 acres, adjacent to McPherson, Powers, and the Virginia state line.5 
Deed*20 Aug 1788 He granted a deed on 20 Aug 1788 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Peter Culpepper of Currituck Co. agrees to drop suit against Demsey McPharson, executor of Daniel McPharson, deceased. Witnesses: _____ Spence and Gabriel Taylor.6 
Deed28 Aug 1788 He was granted a deed on 28 Aug 1788 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 5, p. 374, Currituck Co., NC: 28 Aug 1788. Demsey McPherson of Camden Co. to Peter Culpepper of Currituck Co., for £50, 28 acres adjacent to Richard Etheridge and the Virginia state line. Witnesses: Samuel Spence and Gabriel Taylor.5 
Deed*7 Sep 1789 He 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).5 
Birth of Sonbetween 1777 and 1800 His son Father of Pocahontas (?) Culpepper was born between 1777 and 1800. 
1790 Census*2 Aug 1790 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census on 2 Aug 1790 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.7 
Birth of Son6 Nov 1790 His son Henry Culpepper was born on 6 Nov 1790 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.3 
Deed7 Dec 1791 He witnessed a deed grant to Henry Culpepper V, of Currituck Co., NC on 7 Dec 1791 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 6, p. 211, Currituck Co., NC: 7 Dec 1791. Lewis Cox and wife Dinah to Henry Culpepper, Jr., for £50, 50 acres in the backwoods in Moyock District, adjacent to Josiah Cherry. Lewis’s wife Dinah relinquishes her dower rights. Witnesses: Peter Culpepper, David Minby, and Edward Doughty, Jr. 
Deed31 Aug 1792 He was granted a deed on 31 Aug 1792 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 6, p. 234, Currituck Co., NC: 31 Aug 1792. Alex Martin, Esquire, to Peter Culpepper, a grant of 47½ acres for 50 shillings per acre, adjacent to Luke Cherry and the Virginia state line.5 
Birth of Son2 Feb 1793 His son Archibald Culpepper was born on 2 Feb 1793 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.3 
Deed14 Oct 1793 He 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.5 
Deed2 May 1794 He was granted a deed on 2 May 1794 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 7, p. 44, Currituck Co., NC: 2 May 1794. Willis Powers to Peter Culpepper for $4, 80 square rods adjacent to the Virginia state line, Edward Doughty, and Jeremiah Sexton. Witnesses: George Powers, David Mintz, and Edward Doughty.5 
Deed2 Aug 1794 He was granted a deed on 2 Aug 1794 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 7, p. 92, Currituck Co., NC: 2 Aug 1794. Aaron Brite, executor of Richard Etheridge of Camden Co., to Peter Culpepper, for £72, 50 acres adjacent to Daniel McCoy and Daniel McPherson. Witnesses: Daniel McPherson and Jesse Etheridge.5 
Deed1 Apr 1797 He witnessed a deed grant on 1 Apr 1797 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 7, p. 452, Currituck Co., NC: 1 Apr 1797. Nathan Etheridge of Norfolk Virginia to Christian Taylor of Currituck County, 120 silver dollars. Bordered by James Rivers line. Signed Nathan (x - his mark) Etheridge. Witnesses: Peter Culpepper and Josiah Etheridge. May Term.5 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1800 His son Peter Culpepper was born on 15 Jul 1800 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.3 
Death of Son15 Jul 1800 His son Peter Culpepper died on 15 Jul 1800 at Currituck Co., North Carolina
1800 Census*4 Aug 1800 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Currituck Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M10-16..8 
Deed24 Oct 1800 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Mason Culpepper on 24 Oct 1800 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 8, p. 273, Currituck Co., NC: 24 Oct 1800. Jesse Etheridge to Peter Culpepper, for $193, 96 acres in Moyock District. Witnesses: Mason Culpepper and Moses Etheridge.5 
DeedFeb 1801 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Mason Culpepper and Thomas Edward Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA in Feb 1801 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 3, p. 130, Currituck Co., NC: Feb 1801. Malachi Bright, orphan of William Bright, and Francis and Richard Overton, are bound to Peter Culpepper. Witnesses: Mason Culpepper and Thomas Culpepper.5 
Birth of Son29 Sep 1801 His son Peter O'Kelly Culpepper was born on 29 Sep 1801 at Currituck Co., North Carolina.3 
DeedJun 1802 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Mason Culpepper in Jun 1802 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 3, p. 332, Currituck Co., NC: Jun 1802. George McPherson to Peter Culpepper, 28 acres. Witness: Mason Culpepper.5 
Deed6 Jun 1804 He was granted a deed on 6 Jun 1804 at Little Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia,

This was perhaps the Peter Culpepper who received a grant of 121 acres in Little Brides Parish, Norfolk Co., VA, on 6 Jun 1804. The grant began "at a gum standing in the line that divides North Carolina and this state, thence to a beech standing in Moses Ballance's line."9 
Deed9 Nov 1806 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted by Edith (?) and Henry Culpepper V, of Currituck Co., NC to James Henry Culpepper, witnessed by James Powers on 9 Nov 1806 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 9, p. 251, Currituck Co., NC: 9 Nov 1806. Henry Culpepper and wife Eady Culpepper to James Culpepper for $75, 25 acres in the backwoods of Moyock District, adjacent to Peter Culpepper, Josiah Cherry, and William Powers. Witnesses: James Powers, etc.5 
Deed2 Oct 1808 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted by James Henry Culpepper to Henry Culpepper V, of Currituck Co., NC, witnessed by Warren Culpepper on 2 Oct 1808

Book 10, p. 70, Currituck Co., NC: 2 Oct 1808. James Culpepper to Henry Culpepper for $65, land in the backwoods of Moyock District adjacent to Peter Culpepper (#399), William Powers, and Henry Culpepper (#405). Witnesses: Warren Culpepper (#409) and William Spence.5 
Deed*7 Oct 1808 He witnessed a deed grant to Nicholas Culpepper of Camden Co., NC on 7 Oct 1808 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book M, p. 183: 7 Oct 1808 — Peter Overton to Nicholas Culpepper for $300, 50 acres adjacent to John McCoy and John Chamberline. Witnesses: Peter Culpepper, Abel McCoy.10 
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Currituck Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified is 1 M16-26..11 
Deed4 Jun 1812 He was granted a deed on 4 Jun 1812 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book N, p. 292: 4 June 1812 — Richard Morris of Louisa Co. VA to Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., for 1000 Spanish milled dollars, one undivided sixteenth (1500 acres) of the New Lebanon Estate in the upper part of Camden (which totals 24,000 acres), adjacent to the Old Lebanon Canal, the Virginia line, the Currituck Co. line, the Garsham Overton tract, William McCoy, Gideon Whitehurst, and Isaac Mokely. Witnesses: George Ferebee and David Richardson.10 
Deed4 Dec 1812 He was granted a deed by Nicholas Culpepper of Camden Co., NC, witnessed by Mason Culpepper on 4 Dec 1812 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book O, p. 122: 4 Dec 1812 — Nicholas Culpepper to Peter Culpepper, both of Camden Co., for $350, 50 acres adjacent to John McCoy and John Chamberling (sic). Witnesses: Mason Culpepper and Malachi Brite.10 
Death of Spouse12 Apr 1813 His wife Mary McPherson died on 12 Apr 1813 at Camden Co., North Carolina.12 
Deed12 Jul 1813 He was granted a deed on 12 Jul 1813 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book O, p. 120: 19 Mar 1813 — John Wilder of Petersburg to Peter Culpepper of Currituck Co., for $1250, part of the New Lebanon Estate. Witnesses: Thomas Atkinson, Edwin Beasley, and John Bragg.10 
Marriage*after 1813 He married Rebecca Wood after 1813. 
Deed2 Aug 1815 He granted a deed on 2 Aug 1815 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book O, p. 396: 2 Aug 1815 — Peter Culpepper to Wilson Sanderlin, for $600, 200 acres.... Witnesses: Luke McCoy and William Warren.10 
Deed16 Mar 1816 He was granted a deed on 16 Mar 1816 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book P, p. 116: 16 Mar 1816 — John Bell to Peter Culpepper (#399v) for $900, 100 acres adjacent to Jonathan Richardson and others. Witnesses: George Ferebee (Jurat) and Malachi Williams.10 
DeedAug 1816 He granted a deed in Aug 1816 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book P, p. 205: 30 Aug 1816 — Peter Culpepper to Ford B. Sawyer and Samuel Proctor, proprietors of the Cross Canal, the right of way for the canal from Dismal Swamp to Gates County. Witness: Joseph C. Leguirre.10 
Deed4 Jan 1817 He was granted a deed by Nicholas Culpepper of Camden Co., NC, witnessed by Henry Culpepper on 4 Jan 1817 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book Q, p. 138: 4 Jan 1817 — Nicholas Culpepper to Peter Culpepper, for $461.57, land and the use of a ditch through Charles Chamberling’s. Witnesses: Henry Culpepper (Not clear which of two Henry Culpeppers this was) and Joshua Sary.10 
Deed4 Apr 1817 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Henry Culpepper on 4 Apr 1817 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 14, p. 150, Currituck Co., NC: 4 Apr 1817. James Owens to Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., for $150, 37½ acres in Moyock District. Witness: Henry Culpepper.5 
Deed*4 May 1818 He was granted a deed, witnessed by James W. Dozier on 4 May 1818 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book P, p. 453: 4 May 1818 — Willis B. and Elizabeth Ballentine of Currituck Co., to Peter Culpepper for $900, 88½ acres. Witnesses: J. W. Dozier and Abner Lamb.10 
Deed*25 Mar 1819 He granted a deed to Henry Culpepper on 25 Mar 1819 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book Q, p. 298: 25 Mar 1819 — Peter Culpepper to Henry Culpepper, son, for love and affection, one acre. Witnesses: Asa McCoy and W. McPharson.10 
Deed29 Oct 1819 He granted a deed, witnessed by Henry Culpepper on 29 Oct 1819 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book Q, p. 451: 29 Oct 1819 — Peter Culpepper to James Overton for $250. Witness: Henry Culpepper, Jurat, etc.10 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Camden Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in the census but otherwise unaccounted for are 2 F10-16..13 
Deed15 Oct 1821 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted to Peter O'Kelly Culpepper on 15 Oct 1821 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book Q, p. 507: 15 Oct 1821 — Devotion Overton, Richard Overton, Mathias Overton, and William Keeler, heirs of Joseph Overton, deceased, to Peter Culpepper, Jr., for $500, 100 acres adjacent to Peter and Mason Culpepper.10 
Deed30 Nov 1821 He granted a deed to Nicholas Culpepper of Camden Co., NC, witnessed by Mason Culpepper and Peter O'Kelly Culpepper on 30 Nov 1821 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book Q, p. 537: 31 Nov 1821 — Peter Culpepper to Nicholas Culpepper, brother, for love and affection, 150 acres of swamp land. Witnesses: Mason Culpepper (Jurat), Peter O’K. Culpepper.10 
Deed1821 He was granted a deed in 1821 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book R, p. 10: 1821 — Isaac Lamb, sheriff, to Peter Culpepper, for $222, 45 acres.10 
Deed7 Mar 1822 He granted a deed on 7 Mar 1822 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book R, p. 42: 7 Mar 1822 — Peter Culpepper to John Williams of Norfolk Co., VA, for $507.50, part of the New Lebanon Estate consisting of 203 acres. Witness: John Payne (Jurat).10 
Deed*13 Jul 1822 He granted a deed to Mason Culpepper, witnessed by Peter O'Kelly Culpepper and Archibald Culpepper on 13 Jul 1822 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book R, p. 161: 13 Jul 1822 — Peter Culpepper to Mason Culpepper, for $50, 50 acres in the Dismal Swamp. Witnesses: Peter O’K. Culpepper, Archie B. Culpepper, Frederick Davis, Jurat.10 
Deed5 Dec 1822 He granted a deed on 5 Dec 1822 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book R, p. 152: 5 Dec 1822 — Peter Culpepper to Israel Foreman of Norfolk Co., VA, for $365, 146 acres in the Dismal Swamp.10 
Deed16 Jan 1823 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Mason Culpepper and Peter O'Kelly Culpepper on 16 Jan 1823 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book R, p. 156: 16 Jan 1823 — Mathias Overton of Currituck Co., to Peter Culpepper for $80, 35 acres. Witnesses: Mason Culpepper, Peter O’K. Culpepper.10 
Deed*2 Aug 1823 He granted a deed to Mary J. Hickman, witnessed by Peter O'Kelly Culpepper on 2 Aug 1823 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 16, p. 270, Currituck Co., NC: 2 Aug 1823. Peter Culpepper of Camden Co., to Mary J. Hickman of Norfolk Co., VA, his granddaughter, 50 acres for love and affection. Witnesses: Peter O’K. Culpepper and Wilson Bright.5 
Death of Son19 Aug 1823 His son Henry Culpepper died on 19 Aug 1823 at Camden Co., North Carolina
Deed8 Sep 1824 He granted a deed on 8 Sep 1824 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book S, p. 56: 8 Sep 1824 — Peter Culpepper to James Carr, for $2,000, 1860 acres adjacent to the Virginia state line on the north side of the Great Canal (New Lebanon).10 
Deed17 Dec 1824 He granted a deed on 17 Dec 1824 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book S, p. 66: 17 Dec 1824 — Peter Culpepper to Nelson Cartwright for $750, the Gabriel Taylor Tract, 100 acres.10 
Deed23 Dec 1824 He granted a deed on 23 Dec 1824 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book S, p. 141: 23 Dec 1824 — Peter Culpepper to Robert Davy, lease of the Upton Plantation for five years.10 
Will*3 Jan 1825 He made a will at Camden Co., North Carolina, on 3 Jan 1825, naming as heir(s) Rebecca Wood, Mason Culpepper, Peter O'Kelly Culpepper, Lucinday Culpepper, Dorothy Pearce, Archibald Culpepper, Stephen Decatur Culpepper, John Abbott Culpepper, Thomas Culpepper, Peter Lockhart Culpepper Pearce and Elizabeth Hawkins.

Peter's will, as transcribed by Alice Doak, follows:

Will Book C 1755-1854 pg. 54 - Camden Co., NC.
January 25, 1825 - Proved August Term 1825

In name of God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Ghost - I, Peter Culpepper,the elder, being of sound mind & memory do constitute & appoint this my Last Will & Testament pray me now & from following that is today - First it is my will that all my lawful debts be paid.

2nd - It is my will & I do hereby lend my wife Rebecca Culpepper a certain part of my plantation on which I now live bounded on the Southwest by the main Road on the north by the land that formerly divided Joseph Overton's land from mine east by a ditch running from said land near my apple orchard to the main Road near McCoy's land together with the use of the houses Standing thereon and

Also Item - My wife the use of all my farming utensils my kitchen furniture except one washing tub called Elizabeth Hawkins washing tub. Also 20 BBO corn, two Barrels Poke (pork) one feather bed & furniture, one cow & calf, 4 sitting stools, my working mare & melase round tea stand, my horse known by the name of Jack Taylor & my hourse Cart all the above I lend my wife, Rebecca Culpepper, during her natural life time but not to abuse. I also lend to my wife the use of my 3 negroes. Lony, Henry & Toney & woman, Grace, during her natural life. Also, my riding gig to have & to hold use therein during her natural life and after the death of my wife, Rebecca Culpepper, my will is that the above property be sold by my Executor & the money coming from the sale thereof to be divided between my heirs hereinafter to be named.

3rd - As to my son, Mason Culpepper, he has already had of my money & other property more than a fair portion of my fortune. Had he conducted himself towards me so as to have merited my fatherly affection - but since his Eighteenth year of age among all my_______in life he has shown himself the most inhuman toward my personal character & property in consequence of which I do not wish him to have any part or lot in the remaining part of my property after my decease as I solemnly say I owe my son, Mason, nothing to my knowledge.

4th - I give to my son, Peter O'Kelly Culpepper, house & plantation and whole tract of land whereon I now live on including all the uplands & swamp lands that I bought of the kin of Joseph Overton, dec'd., together with my two Negro men, Clark & Miles, to have & to hold forever I also give my son, Peter O. Culpepper my mahogany_______& my square folding leaf mahogany table & him to own my (?) watche To have forever.

I give to my Daughter, Dolly Pearce, one feather bed and furniture - one large trunk(?), oak_____which holds my large family Bible to have & to hold forever.

5th - I give unto my granddaughter, Lucy Baxter Spence, the house and plantation where Andrew Powers now lives to have & to hold forever. I leave my Negro boy, Joe, to be sold after my death at Publick sale for six months _____ & the money arriving from the sale of my Negro boy Joe, I give to my daughter, Lucy Baxter Spence, to have and to hold forever.

6th - I give my tract of land called my Upton tract of land to my two grandchildren, Susannah Fanny & Peter Culpepper Lockhart Pearce, to be equal as may be - Beginning at the end of the land near the May Swamp thence running a straight course South so as to make an equal division of the tract of land leaving that part of said land adjoining the plantation where Peter Pearce now lives to Peter Culpepper Lockhart Pearce and the other part to Susannah Fanny Pearce the lands above Directed(?) you to the above Peter Culpepper & Susanniah Fanny (Pearce) to them & their heirs on the Culpepper side & Blood to have & to hold forever. I also give my Granddaughter, Susannah one Cow & calf, one feather bed & furniture to have & to hold forever -

7th - I give to my granddaughter, Elizabeth D. Hawkins, two feather beds & furniture also one cow called the______or Forhand cow, one red heifer 3 years of age, a linen wheel and a washing tub, one sow & pig, two ewes & Lambs, two sitting chairs to have & to hold forever -

8th - I give to my grandson, Stephen Decauter or Decater(?) Culpepper all my lands lying on the south side of the road called Doughty's new road, Currituck County, beginning at the sweet gum standing on the South side of the road______in William Powers line thence West with the road till we come direct a point to the great ditch thence a south most course to William Powers line thence with a line to Josiah Cherry's line & Samuel Powers, Henry Culpepper, & William Powers & my self & thence with said Powers line to the first station gum to have and to hold forever. -

9th - I give to my grandson, John Abbot Culpepper, the plantation & tract of land called the middle field tract beginning at the South end of my new ditch thence running south along the line that divides Stephen's land to the corner tree standing on William Powers line thence westalong said Powers line to a south east course_____strike the end of the ditch that divides the middle field tract from the plantation & tract of land that Thomas Culpepper last built on & thence the various courses of the ditch to the gum swamp thence a due north course to the extremity of my own Virginia plantation paton line thence along another line to ______line thence south a line of marked trees to the great ditch thence along said ditch to the first station to have and to hold forever-

10th - I give to my grandson, Thomas Culpepper, the plantation and tract of land whereon my son, Thomas Culpepper, last lived to have & to hold forever -

11th - My will is that all my property real & personal within doors and outdoors that is not above named to be sold at the most credit & the money arising from the sale thereof to be divided between Dolly Pearce & Peter O. Culpepper and the representative of my daughter, Elizabeth, deceased & of my son Thomas Culpepper & of Henry & of my son Archibold Culpepper & therefore representative of my daughter, Lucinda. The property lent to my wife to be sold at or after her death & the money coming from the sale to be equally divided among the before mentioned heirs & representatives.

And I have & do declare this to be my last will & Testament & by this presents do make void & disclaim all the other wills made by my heretofore & do hereby constitute my trusted friend Willie McPherson & Peter O'Kelly Culpepper my sole Executors of this my last will & Testament as witness my hand this the day & date above mentioned.

Peter Culpepper (Seal)

I hereby renounce my right of Executor to the above will of Peter Culpepper.
W. McPherson

State of North Carolina
Camden County August Term 1825

The annexed will of Peter Culpepper, dec'd read exhibited and proved in open Court by the oath of Geo.Ferebee, Washington Brite & Luke Lamb in due form of Law and at the same time appeared Willie McPherson the Executor to the will & refused to qualify as so. Also appeared Rebecca Culpepper who descented from the said will and on motion ordered that Mason Culpepper has a_____on said estate /with the will annexed/ who app'd, qualified and entered into Bond in the sum of $4000 with Jean(?) Bell & Charles Whitehurst Security. Let the Will be recorded.

Test
M.L(?) Leary, Clerk. 
Death*18 Mar 1825 He died at Camden Co., North Carolina, on 18 Mar 1825 at age 72. 
Burial*19 Mar 1825 His body was interred on 19 Mar 1825 at Culpepper Cemetery, South Mills, Camden Co., North Carolina. Peter is buried in the Culpepper Cemetery on McPherson Road #1231, Sharon Community, South Mills, NC. His tombstone reads "In memory of Peter Culpepper who died in prospect of a life with immortality on 18 March 1825 A.D. in the 69th year of his age. He was a minister of the Christian Church 10 years.".1 
Deed16 Sep 1825 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted by Mason Culpepper on 16 Sep 1825 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book S, p. 240: 16 Sep 1825 — Mason Culpepper, administrator of Peter Culpepper, to James Carr of Norfolk Co., VA, the dwelling place of Peter Culpepper for $47.50, including 150 acres.10 
Deed16 Sep 1825 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted by Mason Culpepper on 16 Sep 1825 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book S, p. 233: 16 Sep 1825 — Mason Culpepper, administrator with will annexed of Peter Culpepper, to Miles McPherson, for $85, one-half acre, house and lot. Witness: Washington Brite, Jurat.10 
Deed3 Mar 1827 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted, witnessed by James Fiske, with Warren Culpepper and Arthur Culpepper as an adjacent landowner on 3 Mar 1827 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 18, p. 32, Currituck Co., NC, 3 Mar 1827, recorded 18 Feb 1828. Samuel Powers to Riland McPherson, for $100, 34.5 acres in the backwoods of Moyock, bordered by Peter Culpepper's heirs, William's Cypress Swamp Road, back to Peter Culpepper's heirs, Samuel Powers, Arthur Culpepper and Warren Culpepper's line. Witnesses: James Fiske Sr., Robert (X) Powers, Deborah Fiske (Deed title & oath statement spelled Riland. Body of deed text spells it three times as Riling).5 
Deed*7 Mar 1830 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted by Thomas Culpepper, with Archibald Culpepper and Arthur Culpepper as an adjacent landowner on 7 Mar 1830 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 21, p. 332, Currituck Co., NC: 7 Mar 1830. Thomas Culpepper of Currituck Co., to Wilson Corferew of Norfolk Co. VA, for $250, 100 acres willed to me by the death of my grandfather Peter Culpepper, adjacent to lands of Archibald Culpepper, deceased, and Arthur Culpepper. Witnesses: James R. Fulford, Samuel S. Wilson.5 
Deed2 Feb 1832 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted by John Cox to Arthur Culpepper, witnessed by Hardy Culpepper on 2 Feb 1832 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 20, p. 47, Currituck Co., NC: 2 Feb 1832. John Cox, Sr., to Arthur Culpepper for $40, fifty acres adjacent to the heirs of Peter Culpepper. Witnesses: Thomas Cox and Hardy Culpepper (Jurat).5 
Deed*29 Nov 1834 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted to Benjamin Franklin Culpepper on 29 Nov 1834 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book U, p. 407: 29 Nov 1834 — Jesse Keaton and wife Marina, and Mary Creekmur, to Benjamin F. Culpepper, for $350, 77 acres adjacent to Joab Overton and the heirs of Peter Culpepper.10 
Deed1 May 1845 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted by Mason Culpepper on 1 May 1845 at Camden Co., North Carolina,

Book Y, p. 46: 1 May 1845 — Mason Culpepper of the town of Elizabeth City to Demsey Casey, for $6, land formerly belonging to Peter Culpepper.10 
Deed29 Nov 1852 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted by John Abbott Culpepper to Mary Fiske, with Stephen Decatur Culpepper as an adjacent landowner on 29 Nov 1852 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 25, p. 339, Currituck Co., NC: 29 Nov 1852. John E. Culpepper of Currituck Co., to Mary Culpepper of the same place, for $500, land adjacent to a ditch cut by Peter Culpepper, deceased, and Stephen Culpepper, as bequeathed to John Culpepper by his grandfather Peter Culpepper.5 
Deed14 Dec 1853 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted by Henry Culpepper to Dorothy Culpepper, witnessed by Peter Lockhart Culpepper Pearce on 14 Dec 1853 at Camden Co., North Carolina.10 
Deed22 Aug 1859 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted by Lydia C. Culpepper to Silvester Constantine Powers, witnessed by Moses Ballance Powers and Samuel Powers on 22 Aug 1859 at Currituck Co., North Carolina,

Book 28, p. 281, Currituck Co., NC: 22 Aug 1859. Lydia Culpepper of Norfolk City, VA, to Sylvester C. Powers, for $10, one acre formerly belonging to Peter Culpepper. Witnesses: Moses B. Powers, Samuel A. Powers, and William C. Powers.5 
Biography* Peter was a builder of Culpepper Locks on the Dismal Swamp Canal.1 

Family 1

Mary McPherson (circa 1756 - 12 Apr 1813)
Marriage*circa 1777 He married Mary McPherson 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

Family 2

Child

Family 3

Rebecca Wood (say 1770 - after 1834)
Marriage*after 1813 He married Rebecca Wood after 1813. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Henry Culpepper Jr. of Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. James A. Whitehurst and Mary Evelyn K. Whitehurst, Cemeteries, "Upper Woods" Sharon Community, South Mills, NC, , 1 Jan 1987.
  2. 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.
    On 6 Sep 1786, Henry Culpepper gave his son Peter Culpepper power of attorney (Currituck Deed Bk 5-182).
  3. , Culpepper/Whaley Bible, Photographed by Nick Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, Nov 2001, Linda Frances Whaley Thomas, owner, Chesapeake, Virginia.
  4. William Boub Bennett, compiler, Currituck County, North Carolina Eighteenth Century Tax & Militia Records.
  5. 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.
  6. NC Clerk Camden Co., Camden Co., NC Deeds, Books D-AA, 1788-1856, transcribed by Lewis W. Griffin: Microfilm at LDS Library in Salt Lake City.
    Book D, p. 348: 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.
  7. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 22, Image 0499, Unknown Township, Currituck Co., NC
    Peter Culpepper, 2M16+, 3M<16, 4F.
  8. 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.
  9. Virginia State Library, http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawer/disk19/CC150/0378/C0399?39, Grants 52, p. 308.
  10. NC Clerk Camden Co., Camden Co., NC Deeds, Books D-AA, 1788-1856, transcribed by Lewis W. Griffin: Microfilm at LDS Library in Salt Lake City.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 34, Genealogy.com Image 16, Unknown Township, Camden Co., NC
    Archi Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45, 1 Slave
    Henry Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 0 Slaves
    Peter Culpepper, 1 M16-18, 1 M16-26, 1 M45+, 2 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F45+, 11 Slaves.