Anna Elizabeth Essary1

F, (4 May 1910 - 18 June 1988)
Birth*4 May 1910 Anna was born on 4 May 1910. 
Marriage4 September 1934 She married Thomas Loyd Darnell at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 4 September 1934 at age 24. 
Married Name4 September 1934  As of 4 September 1934, her married name was Darnell. 
Marriage* She married Richard Henderson Culpepper at Illinois
Married Name Her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*18 June 1988 She died at Dale, Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 18 June 1988 at age 78.2 
Biography*  (an unknown value.) 

Family

Richard Henderson Culpepper (13 December 1894 - 15 March 1983)
Last Edited14 October 1999

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Nettie Mae Lucas. <e-mail address>
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Richard Leroy Culpepper

M, (19 April 1927 - 16 January 2004)
FatherRichard Henderson Culpepper (13 Dec 1894 - 15 Mar 1983)
MotherLillian Leona McCain (14 Dec 1892 - 8 Feb 1958)
Birth*19 April 1927 Richard was born at Illinois on 19 April 1927.1 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Richard was listed as a son in Richard Henderson Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Center, Grant Co., Indiana.2 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Illinois.1 
Marriage*24 December 1949 He married Mary Edith Withiem at Morganfield, Union Co., Kentucky, on 24 December 1949 at age 22. 
Residence*30 December 2001 Richard resided at Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co., Illinois, on 30 December 2001. 
Death*16 January 2004 He died at Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co., Illinois, on 16 January 2004 at age 76.1 

Family

Mary Edith Withiem (11 January 1931 - 30 December 2001)
Last Edited27 February 2008

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27-18, Sheet #11-A, Page 13, Line 36, RR 6, Center, Grant Co., IN
    Home rented, Amount=$9, Radio=No, Farm=No
    Richard Culpepper, Head, M, 33, M, [email protected], IL/IL/IL, Soldiers’ Home Attendant, Vet=WW
    Lilly Culpepper, Wife, F, 36, M, [email protected], KS/IA/TN, Not employed
    Leroy Culpepper, Son, M, 3, MO/IL/KS
    John Culpepper, Son, M, 11 mos., IL/IL/KS
    Also enumerated at: ED 27-19, Sheet 2-B, Line 96, Nat’l Sanatorium, Center, Grant Co., IN
    Res. rented, Amount=$10, Radio=No, Farm=No
    Richard H. Culpepper, Cook, M, 33, M, [email protected], IL/IL/IL, Soldiers’ Home Attendant, Vet=WW.

Alta Marie Culpepper

F, (20 March 1931 - 14 March 2015)
FatherRichard Henderson Culpepper (13 Dec 1894 - 15 Mar 1983)
MotherLillian Leona McCain (14 Dec 1892 - 8 Feb 1958)
Birth*20 March 1931 Alta was born at Illinois on 20 March 1931. 
Death*14 March 2015 She died at Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co., Illinois, on 14 March 2015 at age 83.1 
Obituary*17 March 2015 The Rev. Alta Marie Culpepper, 83 years, 11 months and 22 days, of Mt. Vernon, died 1:25 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Friday, March 20, 1931, in Marion, Ind., the daughter of Richard Henderson and Lillie Leona (McCain) Culpepper.
The Rev. Culpepper was a pastor at a church in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Assembly of God in Chillicothe and First Assembly of God in McLeansboro. She was a radio program evangelist for W.M.C.L. in McLeansboro, W.G.G.H. in Marion and another in Sturgis, Mich. Alta traveled as an evangelist along with Irene Gourlas for at least 10 years in revivals and kids crusades. She owned and operated Words of Life Book Store in Mt. Vernon.
She is survived by brother, John Thomas Culpepper of McLeansboro; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Richard L. Culpepper; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Culpepper and Mary Culpepper.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Blake Clayton officiating. Interment will be at Oddfellows Cemetery in McLeansboro.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home....1 
Last Edited19 April 2015

Citations

  1. Obituary of Alta Culpepper, Mt. Vernon Register News, 17 Mar 2015.

Bradley Oren Withiem

M, (27 August 1885 - 15 September 1967)
Birth*27 August 1885 Bradley was born on 27 August 1885.1 
Marriage*say 1920 He married Hallie Juna Wiseman say 1920. Bradley and Hallie Withiem had at least children: Bradley, Jr., Harold Eugene, and Mary Edith.2 
Death*15 September 1967 He died at Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois, on 15 September 1967 at age 82.1 

Family

Hallie Juna Wiseman (26 June 1898 - 15 August 1967)
Child
Last Edited29 September 2006

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written Sep 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Sandy Shouse Withiem (gd of #5733), e-mail address.

Hallie Juna Wiseman

F, (26 June 1898 - 15 August 1967)
Birth*26 June 1898 Hallie was born on 26 June 1898.1 
Marriage*say 1920 She married Bradley Oren Withiem say 1920. Bradley and Hallie Withiem had at least children: Bradley, Jr., Harold Eugene, and Mary Edith.2 
Married Namesay 1920  As of say 1920, her married name was Withiem. 
Death*15 August 1967 She died at Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois, on 15 August 1967 at age 69.1 

Family

Bradley Oren Withiem (27 August 1885 - 15 September 1967)
Child
Last Edited29 September 2006

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  2. E-mail written Sep 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Sandy Shouse Withiem (gd of #5733), e-mail address.

Mary Edith Withiem

F, (11 January 1931 - 30 December 2001)
FatherBradley Oren Withiem (27 Aug 1885 - 15 Sep 1967)
MotherHallie Juna Wiseman (26 Jun 1898 - 15 Aug 1967)
Birth*11 January 1931 Mary was born at Lawrence Co., Illinois, on 11 January 1931. 
Marriage*24 December 1949 She married Richard Leroy Culpepper at Morganfield, Union Co., Kentucky, on 24 December 1949 at age 18. 
Married Name24 December 1949  As of 24 December 1949, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*30 December 2001 She died at Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, on 30 December 2001 at age 70. 
Obituary*31 December 2001 CULPEPPER, Mary E. (WITHIEM), 70, of Mt Vernon (includes photo) d. 30 Dec 2001 at St. John's Hosp. in Springfield; b. 11 Jan 1931 in Lawrence Co; d/o Bradley O. WITHIEM & Hallie J. WISEMAN; md 24 Dec 1949 in Morganfield, Ky. to Richard L. CULPEPPER, he survives; surv. by 6 daus: Delores Jean BROWN & husband Gordon of East Peoria; Linda Kay CULPEPPER of Boynton Beach, Fla; Rose Marie KOUTELIS & husband Mike of Epping, N.H., Mary Kathleen WEBSTER & husband Steven of Mt Vernon, Wanda Jo KRAMER and husband Phil of Mt. Vernon and Lisa Ann SHOOK and husband Michael of Mt. Vernon; a son, Richard Michael CULPEPPER and wife Lalita of Washington; 2 bros: Robert WITHIEM & wife Nancy of Robinson and James Luther WITHIEM & wife Orphie of Hastings, Mich; a sister, Rosie Irene GARRET of Rudford, Tenn; preceded in death by parents; 3 bros; 6 sisters; burial Odd Fellows Cem. in
McLeansboro.1 
Burial*circa 2 January 2002 Her body was interred circa 2 January 2002 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois.1 

Family

Richard Leroy Culpepper (19 April 1927 - 16 January 2004)
Last Edited27 February 2008

Citations

  1. The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL.
    http://www.register-news.com/
    Obituary of Mary Edith Witheim Culpepper, published Mon 31 Dec 2001
    The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL.

Ruth Evelyn Meadows

F, (14 July 1923 - 5 August 2008)
Birth*14 July 1923 Ruth was born on 14 July 1923. 
Married Name31 December 1960  As of 31 December 1960, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*5 August 2008 She died at McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 5 August 2008 at age 85.1 
Obituary*6 August 2008 MCLEANSBORO - Ruth E. Culpepper, 85, died at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at her residence in rural McLeansboro. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro, with the Rev. Alta Culpepper officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.1 
Burial*9 August 2008 Her body was interred on 9 August 2008 at IOOF Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois.1 
Last Edited19 April 2015

Citations

  1. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, IL.
    http://www.southernillinoisan.com/
    Obituary of Ruth E. Culpepper, published 6 Aug 2008.

Mary Alice Culpepper1

F, (15 July 1903 - 25 August 1942)
FatherThomas Benson Culpepper (28 Aug 1857 - 10 Jul 1937)
MotherLaura Frances Elvira Smith (7 Apr 1872 - 6 Jan 1941)
Married Name Her married name was Hamilton. 
Birth*15 July 1903 Mary was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 15 July 1903. 
Marriage* She married William Clarence Hamilton
Death*25 August 1942 She died at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 25 August 1942 at age 39. 

Family

William Clarence Hamilton (5 May 1901 - 22 November 1964)
Last Edited29 April 2000

Citations

  1. Harold G. Felty, compiler, Legacy of Kin, Hamilton County, Illinois, Volume I, 1859 -- 1957AIBA Publishing Co., Champaign, IL.
    p. 384.

William Clarence Hamilton

M, (5 May 1901 - 22 November 1964)
Birth*5 May 1901 William was born on 5 May 1901. 
Marriage* He married Mary Alice Culpepper
Death*22 November 1964 He died at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 22 November 1964 at age 63. 

Family

Mary Alice Culpepper (15 July 1903 - 25 August 1942)
Last Edited14 April 1999

Opal Culpepper1

F, (25 July 1907 - 5 August 1994)
FatherThomas Benson Culpepper (28 Aug 1857 - 10 Jul 1937)
MotherLaura Frances Elvira Smith (7 Apr 1872 - 6 Jan 1941)
Married Name Her married name was Sloan. 
Birth*25 July 1907 Opal was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 25 July 1907.2 
Marriage* She married Wilford Sloan
Death*5 August 1994 She died at McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 5 August 1994 at age 87.3 

Family

Wilford Sloan (15 August 1903 - 21 November 1983)
Last Edited14 October 2001

Citations

  1. Harold G. Felty, compiler, Legacy of Kin, Hamilton County, Illinois, Volume I, 1859 -- 1957AIBA Publishing Co., Champaign, IL.
    p. 384.
  2. E-mail written 2001 to Lew Griffin from Kent Simpson, (Hamilton Co. IL Births, Book A).
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Wilford Sloan

M, (15 August 1903 - 21 November 1983)
Birth*15 August 1903 Wilford was born on 15 August 1903. 
Marriage* He married Opal Culpepper
Death*21 November 1983 He died at Dale, Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 21 November 1983 at age 80.1 

Family

Opal Culpepper (25 July 1907 - 5 August 1994)
Last Edited14 April 1999

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

George Culpepper

M, (17 November 1909 - 19 July 1910)
FatherThomas Benson Culpepper (28 Aug 1857 - 10 Jul 1937)
MotherLaura Frances Elvira Smith (7 Apr 1872 - 6 Jan 1941)
Birth*17 November 1909 George was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 17 November 1909. 
Death*19 July 1910 He died at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 19 July 1910. 
Last Edited14 April 1999

Joseph Culpepper

M, (say 1752 - 1785)
FatherWilliam Culpepper of Warren Co. GA (s 1726 - 1808)
MotherSarah Culpepper (s 1729 - )
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Joseph Culpepper 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*say 1752 Joseph was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, say 1752. 
Death*1785 He died at Montgomery Co., North Carolina, in 1785. 
Probate*March 1785 Probate action was taken on Joseph's estate in March 1785 at Montgomery Co., North Carolina
Biography* Montgomery Co, NC March Court 1785 reported that Stephen Hyde was appointed administrator of Joseph's estate, with William Johnson and James Gray, securities. The inventory was exhibited in June Court 1785. The report of the sale of the estate by William Johnson, sheriff, was in September Court, before George Davidson (Early Records of NC, Vol. III, by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.)
 
Research note*26 April 2004 That Joseph was a son of William is unproven. We do know however that other members of William's family lived in Montgomery County around this time. 
Last Edited11 July 2011

Charles William Hungate1,2

M, (20 April 1874 - 1903)
FatherRobert Theodore Hungate (22 Jan 1853 - 6 May 1925)
MotherMartha Jane Johnson (6 Jul 1853 - 10 Jun 1938)
Birth*20 April 1874 Charles was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 20 April 1874. 
Marriage*19 December 1894 He married Margaret Ann Culpepper at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 19 December 1894 at age 20. 
Death*1903 He died at Hamilton Co., Illinois, in 1903. 
Burial* His body was interred at Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Illinois

Family

Margaret Ann Culpepper (1 January 1876 - 2 August 1954)
Last Edited10 September 2000

Citations

  1. Harold G. Felty, compiler, Legacy of Kin, Hamilton County, Illinois, Volume I, 1859 -- 1957AIBA Publishing Co., Champaign, IL.
    p. 646.
  2. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Audrey Jeffries.

Alma Loreen Culpepper1

F, (7 September 1912 - 6 March 1995)
FatherLarkin Bethel Culpepper (17 Mar 1886 - 25 Nov 1953)
MotherTessie Mae Kanady (1892 - 1964)
Birth*7 September 1912 Alma was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 7 September 1912.2 
(Daughter) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Alma was listed as a daughter in Larkin Bethel Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Flannigan, Hamilton Co., Illinois.3 
Married Namecirca 1932  As of circa 1932, her married name was Allen. 
Marriage*circa 1932 She married Frank Allen circa 1932. 
Death*6 March 1995 She died at Broughton, Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 6 March 1995 at age 82.2 

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Frank Allen (8 November 1902 - November 1969)
Child
Last Edited27 August 2011

Citations

  1. Harold G. Felty, compiler, Legacy of Kin, Hamilton County, Illinois, Volume I, 1859 -- 1957AIBA Publishing Co., Champaign, IL.
    p. 623.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    National Archives Film T626_514
    Flannigan, Hamilton Co., IL, ED 9, Page 4A
    Home=$800, Radio=N, Farm=Y (White)
    Lark B. Culpepper, Head, 44, md @ 28, IL/IL/IL, Farmer
    Tessie M. Culpepper, Wife, 37, md @ 19, IL/KS/KY
    Lorene A. Culpepper, Daughter, 18, IL/IL/IL
    Arthur W. Culpepper, Son, 16, IL/IL/IL
    Vernon W. Culpepper, Son, 11, IL/IL/IL.
  4. E-mail written Aug 2011 to Warren L. Culpepper from Kasey Leigh Turner (#62599), e-mail address (Oct 2012).
  5. Obituary.
    Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, Fri 30 Jan 2004.

Arthur W. Culpepper

M, (circa 1915 - )
FatherLarkin Bethel Culpepper (17 Mar 1886 - 25 Nov 1953)
MotherTessie Mae Kanady (1892 - 1964)
Birth*circa 1915 Arthur was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, circa 1915. 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Arthur and Vernon was listed as a son in Larkin Bethel Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Flannigan, Hamilton Co., Illinois.1 
Residence*1953 Arthur resided at Bloomington, McLean Co., Illinois, in 1953. 
Last Edited27 August 2011

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    National Archives Film T626_514
    Flannigan, Hamilton Co., IL, ED 9, Page 4A
    Home=$800, Radio=N, Farm=Y (White)
    Lark B. Culpepper, Head, 44, md @ 28, IL/IL/IL, Farmer
    Tessie M. Culpepper, Wife, 37, md @ 19, IL/KS/KY
    Lorene A. Culpepper, Daughter, 18, IL/IL/IL
    Arthur W. Culpepper, Son, 16, IL/IL/IL
    Vernon W. Culpepper, Son, 11, IL/IL/IL.

Vernon W. Culpepper1

M, (25 September 1918 - 28 January 1988)
FatherLarkin Bethel Culpepper (17 Mar 1886 - 25 Nov 1953)
MotherTessie Mae Kanady (1892 - 1964)
Birth*25 September 1918 Vernon was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 25 September 1918.2 
(Son) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Arthur and Vernon was listed as a son in Larkin Bethel Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Flannigan, Hamilton Co., Illinois.3 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in Illinois.2 
Marriage*29 May 1945 He married Dorothy W. Chandler at Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, on 29 May 1945 at age 26.4 
Death*28 January 1988 He died at Wood River, Madison Co., Illinois, on 28 January 1988 at age 69.2 
Burial*circa 31 January 1988 His body was interred circa 31 January 1988 at Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey, Madison Co., Illinois.5 

Family

Dorothy W. Chandler (25 September 1913 - 19 September 2009)
Last Edited27 August 2011

Citations

  1. Harold G. Felty, compiler, Legacy of Kin, Hamilton County, Illinois, Volume I, 1859 -- 1957AIBA Publishing Co., Champaign, IL.
    p. 623.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    National Archives Film T626_514
    Flannigan, Hamilton Co., IL, ED 9, Page 4A
    Home=$800, Radio=N, Farm=Y (White)
    Lark B. Culpepper, Head, 44, md @ 28, IL/IL/IL, Farmer
    Tessie M. Culpepper, Wife, 37, md @ 19, IL/KS/KY
    Lorene A. Culpepper, Daughter, 18, IL/IL/IL
    Arthur W. Culpepper, Son, 16, IL/IL/IL
    Vernon W. Culpepper, Son, 11, IL/IL/IL.
  4. Belleville News-Democrat Online, Belleville (St. Clair Co.), IL.
    http://www.belleville.com
    Obituary of Dorothy W. Culpepper (#60676), published 21 Sep 2009.
  5. E-mail written Aug 2011 to Warren L. Culpepper from Kasey Leigh Turner (#62599), e-mail address (Oct 2012).

Annie Piety Culpepper1

F, (9 April 1880 - 28 June 1912)
FatherJohn Miles Culpepper (c 1843 - c 1902)
MotherMary Ann Cherry (1848 - 1 Jul 1886)
Birth*9 April 1880 Annie was born at Decatur Co., Georgia, on 9 April 1880. 
(Daughter) 1880 Census1 June 1880 Alice, Dora, Viola, Rossie and Annie was listed as a daughter in John Miles Culpepper's household on the 1880 Census at Attapulgus, Decatur Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*3 April 1898 She married Asa Lawrence Orr Stephenson at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 3 April 1898 at age 17.3 
Married Name3 April 1898  As of 3 April 1898, her married name was Stephenson.3 
Death*28 June 1912 She died at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 28 June 1912 at age 32. 
Burial*29 June 1912 Her body was interred on 29 June 1912 at Big Creek Baptist Cemetery, Thomas Co., Georgia

Family

Asa Lawrence Orr Stephenson (17 September 1873 - 10 January 1955)
Last Edited28 September 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Betty Hendrick.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 234A, Attapulgus, Decatur Co., GA (Adjacent to Henry M. Culpepper)
    John M. Culpeper, Self, M, Male, W, 40, GA/GA/GA, Farming
    Marian Culpeper, Wife, M, Female, W, 30, GA/GA/GA, Keeps House
    Allice G. Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 10, GA/GA/GA, At School
    William C. Culpeper, Son, S, Male, W, 8, GA/GA/GA, At School
    Dorer H. Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 6, GA/GA/GA
    Violer F. Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 4, GA/GA/GA
    Rossey Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 3, GA/GA/GA
    John H. Culpeper, Son, S, Male, W, 2, GA/GA/GA
    Culpeper, Dau, S, Female, W, 1M, GA/GA/GA.
  3. Joseph E. Craigmiles III, Thomas County, Georgia Marriages (1826-1925), Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles & Associates Publishing/Printing, 1991.
    Annie Culpepper and A. L. C. Stephenson on 3 Apr 1898 in Thomas Co., GA, Book M-544.

Asa Lawrence Orr Stephenson1

M, (17 September 1873 - 10 January 1955)
FatherAsa Castleberry Stephenson2 (25 Mar 1835 - 19 Nov 1916)
MotherMary Elizabeth Walker2 (13 Oct 1835 - 2 Dec 1922)
Birth*17 September 1873 Asa was born at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 17 September 1873.2 
Marriage*3 April 1898 He married Annie Piety Culpepper at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 3 April 1898 at age 24.3 
Death*10 January 1955 He died at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 10 January 1955 at age 81. 

Family

Annie Piety Culpepper (9 April 1880 - 28 June 1912)
Last Edited23 March 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Betty Hendrick.
  2. E-mail written Feb 2006 to Warren Culpepper from Mike Leverette, e-mail address.
  3. Joseph E. Craigmiles III, Thomas County, Georgia Marriages (1826-1925), Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles & Associates Publishing/Printing, 1991.
    Annie Culpepper and A. L. C. Stephenson on 3 Apr 1898 in Thomas Co., GA, Book M-544.

Emma Nora Culpepper1

F, (1 July 1882 - 10 March 1968)
FatherJohn Miles Culpepper (c 1843 - c 1902)
MotherMary Ann Cherry (1848 - 1 Jul 1886)
Birth*1 July 1882 Emma was born at Decatur Co., Georgia, on 1 July 1882. 
Marriage*8 September 1898 She married James Amos Parramore at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 8 September 1898 at age 16.2 
Married Name8 September 1898  As of 8 September 1898, her married name was Parramore.2 
(Witness) Photographed1938 She appeared in a photograph in 1938 at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia,
Left to right:
Emma Nora Culpepper Parramore (daughter of John Miles Culpepper)
Betty Sanders (later, Hendrick) (Daughter of Kent M. and Christine Parramore Sanders)
James Amos Parramore (Emma Nora Culpepper's husband)
Patricia Anne Sanders (later, Hair) (Daughter of Kent M. and Christine Parramore Sanders)
Lilla Annie Eddings Culpepper (John Henry Culpepper's wife)
John Henry "Johnnie" Culpepper (Son of John Miles Culpepper)
Maidie White (Wife of Manuel White)
Bessie Alma Culpepper White (youngest daughter of John Miles Culpepper)
Manuel White (Bessie's son; Maidie's husband)
Rossie Culpepper Sanchez (daughter of John Miles Culpepper)
Dora H. Culpepper Lunsford (daughter of John Miles Culpepper)
Ola Culpepper (daughter of John Miles Culpepper)
Unknown
Unknown
Kent M. Sanders (Husband of Christine Parramore)
Christine Parramore Sanders (Daughter of James Amos and Emma Nora Culpepper Parramore)
Virginia Pait (Daughter of John and Lois Fleming Pait)
John Pait (Husband of Lois Flemming, also known as Eunice)
Lois Fleming Pait (Wife of John Pait, and Daughter of Scott and Alice Gertrude Culpepper Fleming)
Nan Pait (Daughter of John and Lois Fleming Pait)
Alice Gertrude Culpepper Fleming (daughter of John Miles Culpepper)
Scott Fleming (Alice Gertrude Culpepper's husband)
Mary Keyton Culpepper Turner (daughter of John Miles Culpepper.)3
John Miles Culpepper family reunion
Death*10 March 1968 She died at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 10 March 1968 at age 85. 
Burial*circa 12 March 1968 Her body was interred circa 12 March 1968 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia

Family

James Amos Parramore (18 March 1875 - 15 April 1952)
Last Edited30 September 2004

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000 to Lew Griffin from Betty Hendrick.
  2. Joseph E. Craigmiles III, Thomas County, Georgia Marriages (1826-1925), Thomasville, GA: Craigmiles & Associates Publishing/Printing, 1991.
    Emma L. Culpepper and J. A. Parramore on 08 Sep 1898 in Thomas Co., GA.
  3. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Kathy White Blount (granddaughter of Bessie Alma Culpepper White), e-mail address.

Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC

M, (between 1755 and 1765 - 10 January 1829)
FatherBenjamin Culpepper son of Joseph (s 1724 - b 1771)
MotherLydia (?) (s 1725 - a 1775)
DNA* Benjamin has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*between 1755 and 1765 Benjamin was born at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, between 1755 and 1765.1 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Benjamin Culpepper, born 1750 in Virginia, died 10 Jan 1829 in South Carolina, married first (unknown), married second, Joyce Powell Sheppard, First Lieutenant, South Carolina
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Benjamin spent 91 days as a private under the command of Colonel Robert Goodwyn in the winter of 1778. He enlisted in the Third Regiment, South Carolina Line, on March 15, 1779, and was captured at the fall of Charleston, SC. November, 1780, he apparently "deserted" his duty as a servant to Captain George Lidell. (Most likely he was captured by the British during this time.) He then served from Jan 1, 1781, to May 31, 1781, 151 days, as a lieutenant under Captain Peter Burns, Colonel Wade Hampton, and General Sumter.
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No. 366: Audited Acc. of Benjamin Culpepper - For Militia duty - AA 1683-A, pp. 1aaa- 3aaa

To the Humble David Ramsay Esquire President and the ? of the Honorable Members of the Senate ------
     The Petition of Benjamin Culpeper humbly sheweth, that your Petitioner performed ninety one days duty as a private soldier under the command of Col. Robert Goodwyn in the winter of 1778 and one hundred and fifty one days duty under the Command of Genl. Sumter from the 1st day of Jan'y to the last day of May 1781 for which your Petitioner hath received no compensation altho he delivered his acco. for the same in due time to the late William Arthur Esq. Dep'y auditor for the District of Orangeburgh ----- Your Petitioner therefore prays your Honorable ? to take his case into consideration & allow him such relief as you can your ? may ? acct and your Petitioner asks ? ?____
? ? ? (signed) Benjamin Culpepper

Personally appeared before me this Thirty first day of January 1791 Benjamin Culpepper Esquire who maketh oath that the ? account is just and true and that no part thereof hath been received.--------------- Sworn before me
                    Benjamin Culpeper
R Hampton J.C.

[This was written on the back side of the following report]

Report of the Committee on the Petition of Benjamin Culpeper. 4th February 1791
to be considered tomorrow postponed until the Committee reports whether the acco. was ? ? to the auditor within the time prescribed by same [or "him"]
*****
The Committee to whom was referred the Petition of Benjamin Culpeper Report ? That they have taken the same into consideration and are of opinion that the allegations set forth in the said Petition are true, and recommend the adoption of the following Resolution towit: Resolved that the Commissioner of the Treasury be, and they are hereby, directed to issue an Indent to Benjamin Culpeper for the sum of Eighty four pounds seven shillings ?? ?? with interest thereon from the first day of April 1783 being for the amount of his acco. against this state.--------

State of South Carolina
          To Benjamin Culpepper……..Ds
                          £ Sterling
Is 91 days duty as a private soldier in the
militia under the command of
Colo: Robert Goodwyn from the 15 Jan y 6:10
tothe 15th March 1779; a prday

Is 151 days duty in the militia as a
Horseman under the command of
Genl Sumpter……….a 2of pr day £ 151:__:_ 27:11:5

Is One stud horse impressed by Lieut.
Henry Reives by order of Gen. Sumpte
appraised to £ 50._.._

Is 1 ½ ? Flour a 3 7/4………………………………… 2.16..
Is 100 ls of bacon a 6………………………………… 2.10..
~~~~~~~~
                     £ 83:7:5.)2,3,4 
Marriage*circa 1781 He married (?) (?) circa 1781. At one time, Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield's frst wife was thought to be Mary Mason and this was recorded as such in NSDAR records. However, it has subsequently been proven that Benjamin Culpepper of Attala (the son of Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield), was the husband of Mary Mason. The first wife of Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield has not been identified, and as of 20 Dec 2010, Mary Mason is no longer shown in NSDAR records as his wife.5 
DeedMay 1787 He was granted a deed in May 1787 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina,

May 1787. To Benjamin Culpepper for 6 pounds 3/8, Two hundred and sixty five (265) acres located in the District of Orangeburgh on the south side of Conaree River bounding S. E. on William Baker & Randolph Geiger S. W. on William Baker, Francis Goodwin and the Heirs of Slappy N. E. By old survey, S. W. by Andrew Kegler.6 
DeedSeptember 1787 He was granted a deed in September 1787 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina,

Sept 1787. To Benjamin Culpepper Esquire for 2 shillings and six pence ¾ Sterling Money, a Plantation or Tract of Land containing five and one half (5 1/2) acres, Situate in the District of Orangeburgh, an Island in Saluda River opposite the said Culpeppers Mill, bounding all sides on Saluda River.6 
DeedSeptember 1787 He was granted a deed in September 1787 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina,

Sept 1787. To Benjamin Culpepper Esquire for 5 shillings and eight pence Sterling Money, A Plantation or Tract of Land containing thirty three and one half (33 1/2) acres, Situate in the District of Orangeburgh, two Islands in Saluda opposite to Said Benj. Culpeppers Land, bounding all sides on said River.6 
DeedJuly 1788 He was granted a deed in July 1788 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina,


July 1788. To Benj Culpepper & Thos. Monk for 20 pounds 18/1. Sterling Money, a Plantation or Tract of Land, containing eight hundred and ninety six (896) acres Surveyed for them the 15th March 1788 Situate in the District of Orangeburgh on the fork of Broad and Saluda Rivers on Hancock Branch bounded by land of John Lankford, William ?, John Robson? (or Roleson or Coleson), Elijah Smith, Thomas Gibson and vacant land.6 
1790 Census*2 August 1790 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census on 2 August 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina.7 
Marriage*circa 1795 He married Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, circa 1795. 
1800 Census*4 August 1800 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for are 3 females 0-10..8 
Deed18 June 1801 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted on 18 June 1801 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

William Moore to Major Thomas Butler. Deed, 18 June 1801, £50.10 sterling, 150 acres on north side of Pen Creek of Little Saluda River bounded S on Loderrick Hill, N on Benjamin Culpepper. SE by William Sudeth and John Gorman Senr; warrant all but ten acres of sd tract lying at upper end where the line crosses the Charleston Road next to Richardsons. Also 30 acres being part of old survey by John'? Richard Lewis to John Lewis and from John Lewis to John Douglass. lying on Pen Creek joining land of John Gorman. William Suddith, Lodwick Hill, which thirty acres I only defend from myself, heirs and assigns. If the thirty acres should he taken away by an older right, sd William Moore is not bound to make any thereof good. Wit Geo B Moore, William Spragins. /s/ William Moore. Proven 25 March 1802 by William Spragins; Wm Nibbs J.Q. Rec 25 March 1802.9 
Deed7 February 1803 He witnessed a deed grant on 7 February 1803 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

Jeremiah Trotter to John Poots, for Two Hundred Dollars, One hundred fifty acres situate on the waters of Big and Little Saluda rivers, bounding SE & SW on Foshee, SE on Neilson (illegible), NW & NE on Toles, NW of Elliss, SW on Thomas Schurry, originally granted unto sd Jeremiah Trotter in 1788. Witnesses: Richard Tear, Benjamin Culpeper. /s/ Jeremiah (T) Trotter. Justice Arthur Simkins certifies the relinquishment of dower by Mary Trotter the wife of Jeremiah Trotter, 7 February 1803; /s/ Mary (x) Trotter. Proven 17 August 1805 by Richard Tear; Gideon Christian, J. P.10 
Deed19 March 1805 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted on 19 March 1805 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

James Foy, eldest son and heir at law of Peter Foy decd, to his brother William Foy, Deed of Gift, 19 Mar 1905, love and affection, fifty acres upon Red Bank Creek of Little Saluda River, it being part of land originally surveyed and actually possessed by sd Peter Foy decd many years previous to th war between Britain and America, sd fifty acres adj land of Daniel Brown, Benjamin Culpepper, Spring Branch. Witnessess: Henry Pope, John Harvy. /s/ James Foy. Proven 19 Mar 1805 by John Harvy, John Pope J. Q. Rec. 25 Mar 1805.11 
1810 Census*6 August 1810 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for is 1 male 26-45.12 
Deed*18 December 1811 He granted a deed to George James Strother, Joyce Powell Sheppard and Joyce Powell Culpepper on 18 December 1811 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

This indenture made this 18th Day of December in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and eleven and of the American Independence the thirty sixths. Between Benjamin Culpeper of the one part and George Strother of the other part of the same District and State aforesaid.

WHEREAS the said Benjamin Culpeper is desirous of making some fixed and permanent arrangement as to his property and estate, and thereby to make provision for his wife Joyce Culpeper, his daughter Joyce Culpeper and the aforementioned George Strother, and that no event accident or occurrences may frustrate and defeat the mind, will and intention of the said Benjamin Culpeper in all and singular or any part and parcell of the provisions in this Deed contemplated, he hath resolved, and determined to divest himself of all the property interest and estate herein after mentioned, and to vest the whole and every part thereof in the said George Strother for the uses, intents and purposes herein after mentioned.

NOW this INDENTURE WITNESSETH That in pursuance of the fixed purpose and intention of the said Benjamin Culpeper, and also for and in consideration of one Dollar and Twenty five Cents to the said Benjamin Culpeper by the said George well and truly paid at and before the sealing and delivery of their presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and for divers other causes and considerations specially moving the said Benjamin thereto, hath granted, bargained and sold and by their presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said George Strother the following Negros, namely Jacob, Dublin, Nammy, Lydia, Peter and Morrice and all and every of their issues and _____, and also four of my best and most valuable Horses, my Waggon and gear, and all of my Household and kitchen furniture & all my my Plantation Tolls, the one half of my Stock of Cattle, Sheep and Hogs to have and to hold all and singular the Negros and other property aforementioned to the said George Strother his Heirs and ______to and for and upon the several uses trusts and purposes and subject to the several limitations and agreements hereinafter mentioned, limited, expressed and declared of and concerning the same.

The said Benjamin Culpeper excuses and reserves to himself the right and privilege (if he shall wish to claim and exercise the same) to keep in his own custody forever and posession during his natural life, all and singular the aforementioned Negros and other property, and to use employ and control the same, to enjoy and have during his natural life the profits and advantages of the same; but not to sell or dispose of the same or any part thereof without the consent of the said George Strother.

And the said Benjamin Culpeper further stipulates and provides that if his wife Joyce Culpeper shall outlive him the said Benjamin _____and in that case the said Joyce shall be permitted to choose the four Horses from my stock of horses then on hand - that the one full half or share of my Cattle, Hogs, Sheep all of my Household and kitchen furniture, and Plantation Tools shall be ascertained by the judment and decision of three disinterested persons one to be chosen by my wife, one by the said George Strother and one by the children which I had by my former wife - And that the division shall have been fully ascertained in manner aforementioned then immediately shall the said George make and execute to the said Joyce my wife a Deed for all the aforementioned Negros and their issue and the said four horses and the waggon and gear, and the said one half or share of all my stock of Hogs, Cattle Sheep, and all of my household and kitchen furniture., and Plantation Tools to her and her Heirs forever to dispose of the same as she thinks prudent and proper. --

And it is further provided that during the lifetime of the said Benjamin and before the execution of the said Deed from the said George Strother to the said Joyce Culpeper she the said Joyce has full power and right to sell will or otherwise dispose of all or any of the aforementioned property subject however to life estate of the said Benjamin Culpeper.

AND lastly it is provided that if the said Joyce Culpeper should die intestate without having made any disposition of the aforementioned property then it is expressly understood and provided that the same and all and every part thereof be equally divided between my Daughter Joyce Culpeper and the said George Strother the Trustee named in this case them and their Heirs forever.

IN WITNESS whereof we have mutually hereunto set our hands and affixed our Seals the day and year above written.

Benjamin Culpeper (signed by one that deed)
in presence of James Spann, David Richardson, George S Strother

SOUTH CAROLINA, Edgefield District - Before me personally appeared David Richardson and made oath on the holy Evangist of Almighty God that he was present and saw the within named Benjamin Culpeper and George S Strother sign the within instrument of writing for the purposes therein mentioned and saw James Spann sign with himself as witness thereunto. David Richardson.

Sworn before me 30th March 1812, John Blocker, S. Q., Clerks Office, Edgefield District
Recorded in my office in Book H H page 69 and examined this 30th Mary 1812. S. Butler, Reg. E. D.13 
Deed*March 1812 He granted a deed to George James Strother in March 1812 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

Benjamin Culpepper to George J. Strother for $300, land in Lexington District on Halland’s Sheds Creek on waters of the Broad River, 183 acres bordering George Strother, Jacob Bookman. Signed: Benjamin & Joyce Culpepper. Witnesses: David Richardson, James Spann (Edgefield Deed Bk 39, p. 356)
     Joyce & Benjamin Culpepper to George J. Strother for $150, a tract in Lexington District, 56 acres on the waters of the Saluda River, bordering Clemmons, etc. Witnesses: David Richardson, James Spann (Edgefield Deed Bk 39, p. 357)
     Joyce & Benjamin Culpepper to George J. Strother for $600, a tract on Hollands Shed Creek, 261 acres bounded on all sides by vacant land. Witnesses: David Richardson, James Spann (Edgefield Deed Bk 39, p. 359)
     Benjamin & Joyce Culpepper to George J. Strother for $100 (not sure of amount), a tract in Lexington District on a road from Drehrs Mill, on branch waters of the Saluda River, 20 acres, bordering Clemmons. Witnesses: David Richardson, James Spann (Edgefield Deed Bk 39, p. 360.)14 
Deed*September 1813 He was granted a deed in September 1813 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

Lemuel Munson bound to Joseph Culpepper of Abbeville District for $350 to assure to Culpepper title to a tract of 220 acres in Edgefield District bordering Frederick Slappey, Henry Shelnut, Thomas Berry, William Thornton & lands belonging to the estate of David Cunningham. Munson to pay off a note given to John Slappey for $350 next January then the bond will be null and void. Witness: William Glover.15 
DeedApril 1814 He was granted a deed in April 1814 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

Richard A. Rapley, Commissioner of Equity Court, Abbeville District, to Benjamin Culpepper for $1,000, 500 acres as granted to Daniel Ravenal & Robert Larry on the headwaters of Mine Creek and waters of Saluda River, of the Congaree & Santee Rivers, bordering at the time of survey John Cotton & Joseph Davis and most recently the land of George Youngblood, dec’d. Witnesses: Eldred Jenkins, J. M. Butler.16 
Deed21 July 1817 He granted a deed on 21 July 1817

State of S. Carolina, Edgefield District. Know all men by these presents that I Benjamin Culpeper of the district and State aforesaid in consideration of twelve hundred dollars to me paid by Jonathan Weaver of the state and district aforesaid have granted bargained & sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Jonathan Weaver three certain tracts of land containing five hundred acres more or less, one hundred and fifty acres granted to Robert Lang January the 26th 1773 two tracts granted to Daniel Ravenal Junr. One of one hundred and fifty acres and the other two hundred acres lying in the district and state aforesaid on waters of Mine Creek waters of Little Saluda bounded North East by lands of William Herrinbow. N. W. by lands of Reuben Kirkland and William Mastin S. W. by lands of Benjamin Loveless S. E. by lands of Ogetell Cocksoff and Andrew Gomillon and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Jonathan Weaver Together with all deeds singular the rights members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises above mentioned with the said Jonathan Weaver his heirs and as signs against myself and my heirs and against every person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. As witness my hand and seal this 21 day of July in the year 1817 and the forty first and second year of American Independency - Benj. Suddath, Lewis Suddath. Benjamin Culpeper
     State of So. Carolina, Edgefield District . I Thomas Dozier justice of Quoruin do hereby certify with whom it may concern that Joice Culpeper the wife of the written named Benjamin Culpeper did this day appear before me and upon being privately and separately examined by me did declare that she does freely voluntarily and without any compulsion dread or fear of any person or persons whom so ever renounce release and forever relinquish unto the written named Jonathan Weaver his heirs and assigns all her in trest and estate and also all her right and claim of dower of in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released. Given under my hand & seal this 21 day of July 1817. Thomas Dozier J.Q. Joice (x) Culpeper
     Personally appeared before me, Thomas Dozier, Benjamin Sudduth who being duly sworn made solemn oath that he was present and did see Benjamin Culpeper sign seal and as his act and Deed deliver the written instrument of writing to and for the ? written mentioned ? ? also see Lewis Suddath with himself ? scribe(?) his name as a witness thereto. Sworn to before me this 21st day July 1817. Thomas Dozier J. Q., Benjamin Suddath. Recorded 22 July 1817.17
 
(Previous Landowner) Deed21 July 1817 He was a previous land owner in a deed granted by Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL, Lettis Culpepper, Preston Sheppard Gilder, Mary Gilder, James Sheppard and Joyce Powell Sheppard on 21 July 1817 at Edgefield Co., South Carolina,

On 21 July 1817, Drury Culpeper and wife, Lettice, Preston Gilder and wife, Polly, together with James Shepherd and wife, Joice, bonded in favor of deed made by (their father) Benjamin Culpepper and his (second) wife Joice, to Jonathan Weaver of Edgefield County, South Carolina, the same date. 
(free wh male 45 +) 1820 Census7 August 1820 Benjamin was probably a free white male, age 45 or over, in Joyce Powell Sheppard's household, on the 1820 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for is 1 female 16-26..18 
Death1829 He died at Saluda, Edgefield District, South Carolina, in 1829.19 
Death*10 January 1829 He died at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 10 January 1829.20,21 
Burial*say 12 January 1829 His body was interred say 12 January 1829 at Strother-Sheppard Cemetery, Edgefield District, South Carolina. From Culpepper / Strother / Sheppard Cemetery, Saluda, SC: "Sacred to the Memory of Benj. Culpepper who died Jan. 10th 1829, Supposed to be 60 years of age.".22,23
Benjamin Culpepper tomb
Biography* D.A.R. application 169581 indicates that Benjamin Culpepper was born 10 Jan 1750. However, in the 1800 census, he was listed as being between 26 and 45 years of age which would give a birth year range of 1755 - 1774. Since Benjamin fought in the Revolutionary War, that would seem to suggest a birth before 1756. In any event, allowing for a five year margin of error in the 1800 census, Benjamin Culpepper was probably born in the early 1750's in Edgecombe Co., NC.

Benjamin Culpepper III probably moved to Camden District, South Carolina in 1767 or earlier, with his brother, Joseph Culpepper, or in 1771 or earlier, with his mother Lydia Culpepper.

Benjamin first appears in South Carolina records as a Revolutionary War soldier. According to the "South Carolina Roster of the Revolution" and the South Carolina Auditor General's accounts, Benjamin spent 91 days as a private under the command of Colonel Robert Goodwyn in the winter of 1778. Col. Goodwyn may have been a relative or acquaintance, who, like Benjamin, was from the Sandy Creek area of Granville County, NC (see Granville Grants, by Margaret M. Hofmann).

He enlisted in the Third Regiment, South Carolina Line, on March 15, 1779, and was captured at the fall of Charleston, SC, on May 12, 1780. This writer has no record of how long Benjamin may have remained a prisoner of the British. One would presume that prisoners were exchanged fairly quickly after any given battle.

He served from Jan 1, 1781, to May 31, 1781, 151 days, as a lieutenant under Captain Peter Burns, Colonel Wade Hampton, and General Sumter.

Benjamin probably married his first wife soon after the Revolutionary War. Her name is not known but it is suggestive that Benjamin had land dealings with with a John Monk and a Thomas Monk. Aug 1787, Benjamin leased 50 acres from John Monk, minister of the Gospel, on the north side of the Saluda River.

He was also the recipient of three SC state grants that year, one for 265 acres on the south side of the Congaree River; one for 5.5 acres, an island in the Saluda River; and one for 33 acres, two islands in the Saluda River. All were in Orangeburg District. In 1788, Benjamin Culpepper and Thomas Monk were jointly granted 896 acres on Hancock's Branch, in Orangeburg District, some 25 miles or more up the Saluda River from what would become Columbia, SC.

Benjamin was listed in the 1790 census in Orangeburg District, SC, living in the Dutch Fork between the Saluda and Broad Rivers, an area where wheat rather than indigo was the normal crop. All of the above mentioned land was in that part of Orangeburg District which became Lexington District in 1804. Sometime between 1795 and 1800, Benjamin married Joyce Powell Sheppard, the widow of William Augustus Strother.

William, the son of George Strother, and grandson of Jeremiah Strother of Sandy Creek, Granville Co., NC, had died in 1794, in Edgefield District. He and Joyce had three children, John Sheppard Strother (1788), George James Strother (1791), and Jeanette Strother (1794).

At some point, possibly in conjunction with his marriage, Benjamin moved to Edgefield District, SC where he was noted in the 1800 census. Benjamin is also noted in the 1810 census in Edgefield District, SC living near Thomas Richardson and George Strother, both of whom were probably relatives.

By December 1811, Benjamin, now about 60 years old, appears to have been in declining health. In order to make "some fixed and permanent arrangement as to his property and estate, and thereby to make provision for his wife Joyce Culpepper, his daughter Joyce Culpepper, and (his wife's son) George Strother," he deeded many of his possessions to George Strother (Edgefield DB 31-69). Perhaps George had agreed to take care of Benjamin and his family, or perhaps this was property which Joyce had brought into the marriage. Included were six negroes, "four of my best and most valuable horses, my wagon and gear, and all of my household and kitchen furniture and all my plantation tools, and one half of my stock of cattle, sheep, and hogs." James Spann and David Richardson were witnesses.

In March 1812, Benjamin sold his land in Lexington District to George Strother, in a series of four deeds (Edgefield DB 39-356, 357, 359, 360). Included were three tracts on Hollingsheads Creek on the Broad River, totalling 500 acres, and 20 acres some distance away, near Drehr's Mill on the Saluda River. Strother paid $1150 for the four tracts. The deeds were signed by both Benjamin and Joyce Culpepper.

In July 1817, Benjamin sold three tracts of land in Edgefield District, totaling 500 acres, to Jonathan Weaver (Edgefield DB 34-145). Included were 150 acres granted to Robert Lang in 1773, and two tracts granted to David Ravenal Jr., one of 150 acres, the other of 200 acres, on Mine Creek and the Little Saluda River. Joyce Culpepper gave her consent. Benjamin had bought this land in April 1814 (Edgefield DB 31-515).

According to the D.A.R. record mentioned above, and his tombstone, Benjamin lived until 10 Jan 1829. No deed records have been found for him after 1817. For some reason, his wife Joicy was listed as the head of household in the 1820 census of South Carolina. However, a male over 45, probably Benjamin, was listed in the household. (This is based on the original handwriting, the printed version incorrectly lists a male 26-45.)

Benjamin's mother may have been Lydia, and she may have been the widow of an earlier Benjamin Culpepper, who may have been the son of yet another Benjamin, who died in Edgecombe County, NC around 1772.
 

Family 1

(?) (?) (circa 1754 - before 1790)
Children

Family 2

Joyce Powell Sheppard (29 December 1770 - 24 February 1841)
Child
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited24 February 2015

Citations

  1. D. A. R. application 169581 gives birth date as 10 Jan 1750. The 1800 census places his birth between 1755 and 1774, and the 1810 census places it before 1765. If both are correct, then he must have been born between 1755 and 1765. And based on his Rev. War service, probably towards the earlier end of that range. His tombstone says that he was "suppossed to be 60 years of age" at his death on 10 Jan 1829. That would place his birth in 1768.
  2. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  4. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  5. Thanks to Gennie Harris for clarifying to Culpepper Connections and to the NSDAR the husband of Mary Mason.
  6. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
    From file "Culpepper, Benjamin Land Grants in SC.doc."
  7. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Township, North part, Orangeburg District, SC
    Benjamin Culpeper, page 94, 1 Male 16+, 3 Males 0-16, 3 Females, 4 Slaves
    Joseph Culpeper, page 94, 3 Males 16+, 3 Females, 22 Slaves.
  8. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Edgefield District, SC
    Benjamin Culpepper, page 133, 2 M10-16, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 8 slaves.
  9. Carol Wells, Edgefield County, South Cazrolina Deed Books, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 22, pp. 12-14.
  10. Carol Wells, Edgefield County, South Cazrolina Deed Books, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 26, p. 190.
  11. Carol Wells, Edgefield County, South Cazrolina Deed Books, Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 25, p. 300.
  12. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Township, Edgefield District, SC
    Benjamin Culpepper, page 70, 1 M26-45, 1 M45+, 1 F0-10, 1 F45+, 8 slaves.
  13. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 31, page 69.
  14. Edgefield Co. SC Deeds abstracted by Lew Griffin , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
  15. Edgefield Co. SC Deeds abstracted by Lew Griffin , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 31, p. 481.
  16. Edgefield Co. SC Deeds abstracted by Lew Griffin , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 31, p. 515.
  17. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
    Edgefield County Clerk of Court, Deed Book 34, pp. 145-147.
  18. Unknown Townships, Edgefield District, SC
    Daniel Culpepper, page 127, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves
    Drury Culpepper, page 120, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45, 1 slave
    Joicy Culpepper, page 83, 1 M45+, 1F16-26, 1 F45+, 7 slaves.
  19. Old Edgefield Genealogical Society, quarterly publication: "The Quill," Vol. 31, No. 1, page 8, "Deaths at Red Bank Baptist Church," General Location: Town of Saluda, Benjamin Culpepper, 1829.
  20. This date of death is from his tombstone. However, Benjamin's wife Joyce was a Head of Household in the 1820 census, but since there was a Male 45+ also noted, this was probably Benjamin. There is no record of Benjamin in Edgefield County deeds, as far as this writer knows, after 1817.
  21. E-mail written 2004 - 2008 to Lew Griffin from Carole Watson Burton (#50015), 109 Chadwick Drive, Charleston, SC 29407-7425, e-mail address.
    According to SaludaCemetery Vol.1,pg.16 the Culpepper cemetery inventory
    says,
    Joyce Culpepper Age 70 yrs.1month & 27 days, 24 Fwb.1841
    George J.Strother age 26yrs.6mo.& 5days, 08 Oct 1817
    William Strother age 28yrs.6mo.& 2days, 18Aug.1794
    James Sheppard ESQ. age 23yrs.11mo.& 30 days.10Feb.1824
    Benjamin Culpepper supposed to be 60 yrs.of age 10 Jan.1829
    This inventory was done 28Nov1987.
  22. Letter of 9 Sep 1985 from M. G. Shepherd (4909 Seaver Lane, Apt 102, Richmond, VA 23228) to Mrs. Mavie H. Williams, and found in the Culpepper family file at the Tomkins Library of the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, Edgefield, SC.
  23. E-mail written Jul 2009 to Genevieve Harris from Mary Ruth Hastie, e-mail address.
    photos from Mary Ruth Hastie courtesy of Genevieve Harris & Joan Berry.