This challenge has been set forth by No Story Too Small and this week’s theme is “Easy.”
Well, “easy” is easy!
I became interested in genealogy as a teenager when I found my mother’s family had been traced all the way back to John Culpepper, born 1140 in Kent, England. Since the Culpepper men were traced, it was a lot of fun to branch off into wives and siblings and cousins, and I eventually traced one of the Culpepper wives back to King Charlemagne. I’ve been hooked ever since!
Let’s see if I can put together a quick synopsis of the Culpepper men in a countdown to me.
26. John Culpepper 1140 Kent – ?
25. Sir Thomas the Recognitor Culpepper 1170 Kent – Sussex His home was Bayhall Manor (photo). He was the recognitores magnae assise during the reign of King John.
24. John Spencer Culpepper, Esquire 1200 Bayhall – 1230 London
23. Sir Thomas of Brenchly and Bayhall Culpepper 1230 Kent – 1309 London
22. Sir Thomas of Bayhall in Pembury Culpepper 1260 – 1321 Sussex
21. Sir John of Hardreshull and Bayhall Culpepper 1305 Kent – 1370 Kent Sheriff during the reign of King Richard II
20. Sir Thomas of Bayhall, Hardreshull, and Exton Culpepper 1356 Warwickshire – 1428 Kent Given the home of Great Wigsell (photo) as a wedding gift from his father. (He is also an ancestor of my husbands – ugh – see the blog linked to Sir Thomas’s name.)
19. Walter of Goudhurst, Hardreshull, and Bayhall Culpepper 1398 Kent – 24 Nov 1462 Kent
18. Sir John Culpepper 1430 Kent – 22 Dec 1480 Kent
17. Walter Culpepper 1465 Kent – 1514 Sussex
16. William Culpepper 1509 Kent – 6 Dec 1559 Sussex
15. John Culpepper of Wigsell 1530 Sussex – 20 Oct 1612 Sussex
14. John Culpepper of Astwood 1565 Sussex – 20 Dec 1635 Kent
13. John Culpepper the Merchant 20 Oct 1606 Kent – ? Probably died in the Virginia Colony Subject of my Culpepper Saga book series.
12. Henry Culpepper 1630 Kent – 1675 Norfolk, Virginia
11. Robert Culpepper 1664 Virginia – 1742 Virginia
10. Joseph B Culpepper 1698 Virginia – 22 May 1745 Edgecombe, North Carolina
9. Joseph Culpepper Jr 1731 NC – 1822 Morgan, Georgia Revolutionary War soldier serving in Georgia.
8. Joseph Culpepper III 1765 NC – 5 May 1816 Jackson Co, Georgia Revolutionary War soldier, 3rd SC regiment.
7. Simon Culpepper 1794 Franklin, Georgia – 28 Apr 1851 Lauderdale Co, Mississippi
6. Rev. Joseph M Culpepper 1822 Jackson Co, Georgia – 15 Aug 1862 Columbus, Mississippi Baptist minister who served in the civil war but is said to have died in the pulpit while preaching.
5. Joel Bluett Culpepper (photo) Jan 1845 Mississippi – 11 Jan 1911 Jefferson Davis Home for Confederate Soldiers in Biloxi, Mississippi. Joel served in the civil war Co. K 63rd Alabama infantry. He was captured and held at Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island until the end of the war. Under his rights as a Confederate veteran, he spent the last ten months of his life at Beauvoir.
4. William Samuel Culpepper (photo) 8 Jun 1873 Alabama – 10 Dec 1939 Mississippi Sam was a sawyer and followed the sawmill business, being away from home for months at a time. He loved music and was a strict but loving father.
3. Earl Wilmar Culpepper 24 Dec 1914 Mississippi – 5 Mar 1994 Mississippi Earl worked at Burnley Shirt Factory in Meridian, MS and loved music. He could play any instrument he picked up. He died of pneumonia following a stroke at the age of 79.
2. Linda Faye Culpepper 25 Aug 1944 Mississippi – 12 Jul 2001 Michigan Linda was a cardiac nurse. She died of internal injuries after falling from the balcony of her home.
This is fascinating. Have you a family tree of blog that links you back to Lord John Culpeper as mentioned in your blog of 01/20/2015?
If so I would be very interested.
The best place to check the Culpepper line is CulpepperConnections.com . A lot of folks have done a LOT of work on this family!