Culpepper Watkins Deese

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Personal and Family Information

Culpepper was born on 4 May 1842 in Stanly County, NC, the son of Milton Deese and Mary P..

He died on 20 Jan 1933 in Lonoke County, Arkansas.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Mary Elizabeth Sanders, who he married in ABT 1864. The place has not been found. Their eight known children were Robie P (1865-1872), John Albert Milton (1867-1872), James Robert Comodore (1869-1952), Mary Elizabeth (1872-1942), Maggie Mat (1874-1949), Luetta (1876-1880), Ella Lee (1878-1885) and Joseph Culpepper (1880-1949).

His second wife was Nancy Thomas Josephine Clemintine Bryant, who he married on 28 FEB 1883 in Lonoke County, Arkansas. Their nine known children were Charlie Fletcher (1883-1983), William Henry (1885-1963), Allen Benjamin (1887-1903), Blanche B.E. (1888-1972), Clifton Josh (1890-1921), Grover Clay (1892-1959), Emma H. T. (1894-1936), Hannah Elston (1896-1922) and Thomas Scott Dewey (1898-1966).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Culpepper Watkins Deese
(1842-1933)

 

Milton Deese
(1811->1860)

 

Charles Dees
(1783-1853)

 

Richard Dees
(1742-1815)

 
     
 
 
   

Easter Dees
(1785-1865)

 

Simon Dees
(1735-c1818)

 
     
 
 
   

Mary P.
(1811->1869)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth4 MAY 1842
Place: Stanly County, NC
Agency: Deese Family Bible, BK Deese, Austin Arkansas
Bible-Deese, CulpepperW Family
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Death20 JAN 1933
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Age: 90y, 8m, 19d
Address: file no 694, registered 6139. Influenza and carcinoma of colon Akr Certified copy dated may 16, 1993
Death Cert, Deese, Culpepper W
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DeathCert-Deese,CulpepperW1933
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Census1840
Place: Montgomery County, North Carolina
Address: T5, West Pee Dee River Stanly County formed from Montogmery between 1840 and 1850,bordens Anson and Union on south
See Note 4
Census5 OCT 1850
Place: Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
Age: 8
Address: dwelling 99 family 99 Milton Dees, 38 m, farmer born South Carolina, Mary Dees, 40 F NC, Harriet A 15 NC, Isabella C 12 NC, Martha E 9 NC, Culpepper Watkins 8 NC, Alfred A 5 NC, Sarah F 5 NC, Mary C 2 Mississippi dwelling 100 family 100, Eljah C Carmichael 34 farmer NC, Eliza " 34 NC, Charles Dees 67 male farmer South Carolina
Census17 JUL 1860
Place: Tallahatchie County Mississippi
Age: 18
Address: Charleston Twp,family 273, dwelling 273 with wife and children John Taylor 30 farmer SC, Harriett A 25 NC, Mary J 4 Miss, Robert M 2 Miss, Joh C 9mo Miss, Milton Dees 48 NC, Mary P 48 NC, Culpepper 17 NC,Alfred A 16 Miss, Sarah F 15 Miss, Mary C 13 Miss
Census15 AUG 1870
Place: DeSoto County, Mississippi
Age: 27 b NC
Address: Dwelling 288 family 288 Twp 5 R 7 Dees, C W 27 farmer born NC, _ Mary E 25 born Miss, Robie 4 female forn Miss, John 2 male born Miss, Jamie 9month, male born Miss.
Census15 JUN 1880
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Age: 38 born NC
Address: ED 187 Praire Township, Dwelling 199, family 201 image 10 of 12 farmer wife and 5 children
Cause: US Census1880
Census 1880 Arkansas, Lonoke County
Source: Census 1880 Arkansas, Lonoke County
Date: JUN 1880
Publisher: ancestry.com

Census2 JUN 1900
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Age: 58
Address: Prairie Township, Dwelling no 24, family no 25 Deese, Collof, head wf born May 1842 age 58, married 17 yrs born North Carolina, f&m North Carolina, farmer, owns home, free of morgage __ Nannie, wife wf born Mch 1857 age 43 married 17 yrs, mother of 9, 9 living born Arkansas, f Georgia, m Tenn __ Joe c son wm born Nov 1880 age 19 single, born Ark, f N C m Ark __ Charley son wm born Nov 1883 age 16, single, born Ark, f N C m Ark __ William son wm born June 1885 age 14, single, born Ark, f N C m Ark __ Albert son, wm born Jan 1887 age 13, single, born Ark, f N C m Ark __ Blanche, daughter wf born Oct 1889 age 10, single, born Ark, f N C m Ark __ Clifton son wm born Nov 1890, age 9 single, born Ark, f N C m Ark __ Grover son wm born Jan 1892 age 8, single, born Ark, f N C m Ark __ Emma, daughter wf born Aug 1894 age 5, single, born Ark, f N C m Ark __ Hanna son wm born Aug 1896 age 3, single, born Ark, f N C m Ark __ Dewey son wm born Feb 1899 age 1, single, born Ark, f N C m Ark
Census7 MAY 1910
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Age: 66
Address: Prairie Township, dwelling no 71, family no 72 ED 138, page 16B with wife and 5 children, WH also near
Cause: US census
Census 1910 Arkansas, Lonoke County
Source: Census 1910 Arkansas, Lonoke County
Publisher: Department of Commerence and Labor

Census12 JAN 1920
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Age: 77 born NC
Address: Prairie Township, ED162, sheet 9B, line 66 dwelling 165, family 167 with wife Nannie and 2 daughters, 2 sons close by
Agency: 1920 census
Census 1920 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Praire Twp and Totten Twp
Source: Census 1920 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Praire Twp and Totten Twp
Authors: US Census
Date: JAN 1920
Publisher: Ancestry.com

Census7 APR 1930
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Age: 87 born NC
Address: Butler twp, dwelling 44, family 43 with wife, next to son
Census 1930 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Cleveland, Prairie, & Butler Twp
Source: Census 1930 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Cleveland, Prairie, & Butler Twp
Publisher: Dept of Commerence

Burial1933
Place: Lonoke County, Arkansas
Age: 90
Address: Wattensaw Baptist Church, highway 31, north of Lonoke, Arkansas N 34° 53.173’ W 91° 52.587’ http://arkansasgravestones.org/ findagrave 152370977
Cemeteries -Lonoke County
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Other EventBET 26 JUL 1861 AND 20 SEP 1863
Place: Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
Age: 19
Type: Military Service
Address: Co D, 27th Mississippi Infantry Volunteers
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Veterians
Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Veterians
Authors: Danny L Collins North Augusta, SC 29841
Publisher: National Archives Washington, DC
Citation Date: BET 1861 AND 1863
Text: Confederate Military Service, Private in Infantry
Quality: Primary

The 27th Mississippi Infantry. A day to day history of its Soldiers
Source: The 27th Mississippi Infantry. A day to day history of its Soldiers
Authors: Robert C Wells
Publisher: not named, Made in the USA, Coppell, TX 28 July 2020

See Note 5

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Notes

Note 1

Culpeper County, Virginia was surveyed by George Washington as a teenager. maybe the source of an unusal name...

Note 2

Culpepper death certificate names father Melton Deese born Alabama and mother Susan Duke born Mississippi. RS Duke and two of his wifes, including Susan buried next to CW Deese family in Wattensaw.

Historical Southern Families. Volume XVII, Later Descendants of The Dees (Deas) Family:

Charles Dees #63, son of Richard Dees #13, appears in the Chesterfield Co Census of 1810 with a family consisting of himself and wife, b 1784-94, and 2 sons b. 1800-1810. He does not appear in the records yet found until the 1850 census of Tallahatchee Co. Miss., which show Charles Dees, b 1783 in South Carolina, living in the family of his probable son-in-law and daughter, Elijah C. and Eliza Carmichael, and Charles's probable wife, Easter Dees, b 1780 in South Carolina, living in the family of a younger son Charles Dees Jr. These Mississippi census records show that the family of Charles Dees lived across the border in North Carolina (probably Richmond or Anson County) for a number of years.

There were seven families in the Charles Dees group living in Tallahatchee Co. Miss. in 1850: Bryant Dees, b 1803 in S.C., Milton Dees, b 1812 in S.C., Eliza Carmichael b 1816 in N.C. and Abe Dees b 1821 in N.C., being almost certainly son and daughters of Charles and Easter Dees. Griffin b 1824, Alex b 1825, and Charles Jr. b 1828 all in North Caolina, could have been sons of Bryant Dees above, or else younger sons of Charles and Easter Dees.

The families are as follows:

1. Griffin Dees, b 1824, Elizabeth Dees b 1827 both born in N. C. and son William N. Dees b 1849 in Mississippi. This family also had in it William Sullivant , b 1828 in Tenn.

2. Alex Dees b 1825 in North Carolina, Emily J. Dees b 1823 inAlabama and Elisha Green b 1836 in Tennessee.

3. Bryant Dees, b 1803 in South Carolina, wife Rebecca b 1825 in North Carolina, and all the children born in N.C. as follows: (1) Laura b 1829; (2)Martha b 1837; (3) Thomas b 1839; (4) Caroline b 1841; (5) Mary b 1842; (6) Charles b 1843; (7) Daniel b 1845.

4. Charlie Dees Jr. b 1828 in N.C., Easter Dees b 1780 in S.C. and Martha A.C, Dees, presumably Charles Jr.'s wife, b 1831 in N.C. It seems almost certain that Charles Dees Jr. was the youngest son of Charles and Easter Dees, as Bryant Dees above had a son Charles F. Dees, b 1843.

5. Abe Dees, b 1821 in N.C,, Margaret Dees b 1830 in Tenn., and Children Mary J.N. Dees b 1845 and Louisiana Dees b 1847 in Mississippi; also in the family were Thomas J. Dixon, b 1847 in Tenn, and Joshua Cissom b 1835 in Alabama.

6. Milton Dees, b 1812 inS.C., wife Mary b 1810 in S.C. and children; Harriet b 1835, Isabella b 1838, Martha b 1841, Culpeper b 1842, Alfred b 1845, Sarah b 1845 (all these children born S.C.) and Mary C. Dees b 1848 in Mississippi.

7. Elijah C Carmichael, b 1816, wife Eliza Carmichael, b 1816, both born in N.C. and Charles Dees b 1783 in South Carolina.

Note 3

Brothers Alfe and Cul enrolled together and both served as privates Co D, 27, Mississippi Infantry

Culpepper Enrolled into service July 26, 1861, Tallahatchie Cty, Miss. Mustered into Confererate service Sept 6, 1861 at Brookhaven, Lincoln Cty Miss as private in Co D, 27th Mississippi Infantry Volunteers present on musters 9/13/1861, 10/31/1861, 6/30/1861.

captured Oct 15, 1862 near Lancaster Kentucky. Paroled Nov 14, 1862

sent to hospitial Sept 9, 1863, forloughed home Sept 20, 1863

Family traditon is that Alfe was killed in the civil war. I have assumed he was killed about same time and place as Cul was captured. Refer to Records of 27th Miss Inf for the movements, places and dates of significant battles.

https://web.archive.org/web/20100515203632/http://www.mississippiscv.org:80/MS_Units/27th_MS_INF.htm

27th Mississippi Infantry (from Dunbar Rowland’s "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898"; company listing courtesy of H. Grady Howell’s "For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand’)

Company D -- Rayburn Rifles (raised in Lawrence County, MS)

Colonels -- Thomas M. Jones, resigned March 26, 1863; James A. Campbell, died at Johnson's Island, 4 February, 1864. Lieutenant-Colonels -- James L. Autry, killed at Murfreesboro; A. J. Hays, transferred to staff of General Bragg; James A. Campbell, promoted; Andrew J. Jones, killed at Resaca. Majors -- George H. Lipscomb, killed at Perryville; James A. Campbell, promoted January, 1863; Andrew J. Jones, promoted May, 1863; Amos McLemore, killed by a deserter; Julius B. Kennedy, killed at Atlanta.

When General Bragg's army was transferred from Mississippi to Chattanooga for the advance into Kentucky, the regiment was ordered to Chattanooga, where, in the organization of August 18, 1862, it was assigned to Hardee's Corps. Colonel Jones was put in command of a brigade of Gen. Patton Anderson's Division, including the Twenty-seventh. Late in August the army crossed Walden's Ridge, marched through Middle Tennessee and reached Glasgow, Ky., September 13. On the 16th they marched to Munfordville and secured the surrender of the garrison that had repulsed Chalmer’s Brigade. Hardee moved to Perryville, where the Union army advanced to attack, bringing on the battle of October 8. In this battle Jones' Brigade charged in line with the brigades of Wood, Brown, Jones and Cleburne, driving back the enemy in their front about a mile. The casualties, however, were very heavy, and the victory did not extend along the whole line. General Bragg fell back to Cumberland Gap, through which the troops passed October 19-24, retreating to East Tennessee. In December they advanced from Chattanooga to Murfreesboro.

In the Chickamauga campaign Walthall's Brigade and Govan's Arkansas Brigade constituted Liddell's Division of W. H. T. Walker's Corps. Walthall's Brigade, on September 18, forced a Federal command from Alexander's bridge, but finding the bridge destroyed were compelled to cross at Byram's ford, after which, on the next day, they marched to the north and went into battle in that confused area where Ector and Wilson had been worsted. The Twenty-seventh, under Col. James A. Campbell, participated in the charge that ran over King's Brigade of United States regulars as they were changing front, capturing four hundred prisoners and a battery. This was in the woods, between the fortified position that Thomas held next day, and the creek. Being flanked and losing many officers and men, the Twenty-seventh and other regiments fell back in some confusion. Next morning they moved a mile to the left and then three miles to the north, and went into battle on the Chattanooga road, which they occupied and crossed in the rear of General Thomas. Here most of the skirmishers of the brigade were captured, and Lieut.-Col. Jones, then acting as field officer of the day, was wounded. At this time only three were left on the field of the ten field officers of the brigade. Colonel Campbell commended the conduct of Captains Kennedy, Company G; Baugh of F, and Boyd of E. Casualties of the regiment, 10 killed, 88 wounded, 19 missing.

The 27th Mississippi Infantry battles: http://jonescorosinheels.weebly.com/27th-miss-inf-history.html

The Battle of Pensacola (Sept 1861 - Jan 1862)

The Battle of Perryville (Oct 8, 1862)

The Battle of Murfreesboro (TN) (Dec 31, 1862 - Jan 3, 1963)

The Tullahoma Campaign (June 1863)

The Battle of Chickamauga (Sep 19 - 20, 1863)

The Chattanooga Siege (Sep - Nov 1863)

The Battle Chattanooga (Nov 23 - 25, 1863)

The Atlanta Campaign (May - Sep 1864)

The Battle of Resaca (May 14 - 15, 1864)

The Battle of New Hope Church (May 25 - June 4, 1864)

The Battle of Ezra Church (July 28, 1864)

The Atlanta Siege (July - Sep 1864)

The Battle of Franklin (Nov 30, 1864)

The Battle of Nashville (Dec 15 - 16, 1864)

The Carolinas Campaign (Feb - Apr 1865)

Note 4

1840 census of Montgomery County NC lists three Dees families" Allen Deese, William Deese, and Milton Dees.

Milton Dees: one w male child 0-5 yrs, one w male 20-30 yrs.one w female 0-5 yrs, one w female 5-10 yrs, and one w female 30-40. total 5, no slaves

Anson County NC lists six Dees families, Charles, Edmd, James, Levi, Mary, and Stephen.

South Carolina also has many Dees in Sumter and Chesterfield Cty

Note 5

Enrolled into service July 26, 1861, Tallahatchie Cty, Miss

Mustered into Confererate service Sept 6, 1861 at Brookhaven, Lincoln Cty Miss as private in Co D, 27th Mississippi Infantry Volunteers

present on musters 9/13/1861, 10/31/1861, 6/30/1861.

captured Oct 15, 1862 near Lancaster Kentucky. Paroled Nov 14, 1862

sent to hospitial Sept 9, 1863, forloughed home Sept 20, 1863

Sources

  1. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Veterians
    Source: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Veterians
    Authors: Danny L Collins North Augusta, SC 29841
    Publisher: National Archives Washington, DC
    Citation Date: BET 1861 AND 1863
    Text: Confederate Military Service, Private in Infantry
    Quality: Primary
  2. The 27th Mississippi Infantry. A day to day history of its Soldiers
    Source: The 27th Mississippi Infantry. A day to day history of its Soldiers
    Authors: Robert C Wells
    Publisher: not named, Made in the USA, Coppell, TX 28 July 2020
  3. Census 1880 Arkansas, Lonoke County
    Source: Census 1880 Arkansas, Lonoke County
    Date: JUN 1880
    Publisher: ancestry.com
  4. Census 1910 Arkansas, Lonoke County
    Source: Census 1910 Arkansas, Lonoke County
    Publisher: Department of Commerence and Labor
  5. Census 1920 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Praire Twp and Totten Twp
    Source: Census 1920 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Praire Twp and Totten Twp
    Authors: US Census
    Date: JAN 1920
    Publisher: Ancestry.com
  6. Census 1930 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Cleveland, Prairie, & Butler Twp
    Source: Census 1930 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Cleveland, Prairie, & Butler Twp
    Publisher: Dept of Commerence
  7. The 27th Mississippi Infantry. A day to day history of its Soldiers
    Source: The 27th Mississippi Infantry. A day to day history of its Soldiers
    Authors: Robert C Wells
    Publisher: not named, Made in the USA, Coppell, TX 28 July 2020