John Thomas Culpepper

Male, #5731
Father*Richard Henderson Culpepper (13 Dec 1894 - 15 Mar 1983)
Mother*Lillian Leona McCain (14 Dec 1892 - 8 Feb 1958)

Family

Ruth Evelyn Meadows (14 Jul 1923 - 5 Aug 2008)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Apr 2015

Alta Marie Culpepper

Female, #5732, (20 Mar 1931 - 14 Mar 2015)
Father*Richard Henderson Culpepper (13 Dec 1894 - 15 Mar 1983)
Mother*Lillian Leona McCain (14 Dec 1892 - 8 Feb 1958)
Birth*20 Mar 1931 Alta was born at Illinois on 20 Mar 1931. 
Death of Mother8 Feb 1958 Her mother Lillian Leona McCain died on 8 Feb 1958 at McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death of Father15 Mar 1983 Her father Richard Henderson Culpepper died on 15 Mar 1983 at McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death*14 Mar 2015 She died at Mount Vernon, Jefferson Co., Illinois, on 14 Mar 2015 at age 83.1 
Obituary*17 Mar 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 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Apr 2015

Citations

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

Bradley Oren Withiem

Male, #5733, (27 Aug 1885 - 15 Sep 1967)
Birth*27 Aug 1885 Bradley was born on 27 Aug 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 of Spouse15 Aug 1967 His wife Hallie Juna Wiseman died on 15 Aug 1967 at Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois.1 
Death*15 Sep 1967 He died at Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois, on 15 Sep 1967 at age 82.1 

Family

Hallie Juna Wiseman (26 Jun 1898 - 15 Aug 1967)
Child
Last Edited29 Sep 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

Female, #5734, (26 Jun 1898 - 15 Aug 1967)
Birth*26 Jun 1898 Hallie was born on 26 Jun 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 Aug 1967 She died at Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois, on 15 Aug 1967 at age 69.1 

Family

Bradley Oren Withiem (27 Aug 1885 - 15 Sep 1967)
Child
Last Edited29 Sep 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

Female, #5735, (11 Jan 1931 - 30 Dec 2001)
Father*Bradley Oren Withiem (27 Aug 1885 - 15 Sep 1967)
Mother*Hallie Juna Wiseman (26 Jun 1898 - 15 Aug 1967)
Birth*11 Jan 1931 Mary was born at Lawrence Co., Illinois, on 11 Jan 1931. 
Marriage*24 Dec 1949 She married Richard Leroy Culpepper at Morganfield, Union Co., Kentucky, on 24 Dec 1949 at age 18. 
Married Name24 Dec 1949  As of 24 Dec 1949, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death of Mother15 Aug 1967 Her mother Hallie Juna Wiseman died on 15 Aug 1967 at Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois.1 
Death of Father15 Sep 1967 Her father Bradley Oren Withiem died on 15 Sep 1967 at Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois.1 
Death*30 Dec 2001 She died at Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, on 30 Dec 2001 at age 70. 
Obituary*31 Dec 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.2 
Burial*circa 2 Jan 2002 Her body was interred circa 2 Jan 2002 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois.2 

Family

Richard Leroy Culpepper (19 Apr 1927 - 16 Jan 2004)
Marriage*24 Dec 1949 She married Richard Leroy Culpepper at Morganfield, Union Co., Kentucky, on 24 Dec 1949 at age 18. 
Children
Last Edited27 Feb 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. 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.

Deloris Jean Culpepper

Female, #5736
Father*Richard Leroy Culpepper (19 Apr 1927 - 16 Jan 2004)
Mother*Mary Edith Withiem (11 Jan 1931 - 30 Dec 2001)

Family

Gordon Brown
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Jan 2002

Linda Kay Culpepper

Female, #5737
Father*Richard Leroy Culpepper (19 Apr 1927 - 16 Jan 2004)
Mother*Mary Edith Withiem (11 Jan 1931 - 30 Dec 2001)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Jan 2002

Rose Marie Culpepper

Female, #5738
Father*Richard Leroy Culpepper (19 Apr 1927 - 16 Jan 2004)
Mother*Mary Edith Withiem (11 Jan 1931 - 30 Dec 2001)

Family

Michael Koutelis
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Jun 2008

Richard Micheal Culpepper

Male, #5739
Father*Richard Leroy Culpepper (19 Apr 1927 - 16 Jan 2004)
Mother*Mary Edith Withiem (11 Jan 1931 - 30 Dec 2001)

Family

Lalita (?)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited24 Feb 2010

Mary Kathleen Culpepper

Female, #5740
Father*Richard Leroy Culpepper (19 Apr 1927 - 16 Jan 2004)
Mother*Mary Edith Withiem (11 Jan 1931 - 30 Dec 2001)

Family

Steven Webster
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Wanda Jo Culpepper

Female, #5741
Father*Richard Leroy Culpepper (19 Apr 1927 - 16 Jan 2004)
Mother*Mary Edith Withiem (11 Jan 1931 - 30 Dec 2001)

Family

Phil Kramer
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Lisa Ann Culpepper

Female, #5742
Father*Richard Leroy Culpepper (19 Apr 1927 - 16 Jan 2004)
Mother*Mary Edith Withiem (11 Jan 1931 - 30 Dec 2001)

Family

Michael David Shook
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Feb 2007

Ruth Evelyn Meadows

Female, #5743, (14 Jul 1923 - 5 Aug 2008)
Birth*14 Jul 1923 Ruth was born on 14 Jul 1923. 
Married Name31 Dec 1960  As of 31 Dec 1960, her married name was Culpepper. 
Death*5 Aug 2008 She died at McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 5 Aug 2008 at age 85.1 
Obituary*6 Aug 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 Aug 2008 Her body was interred on 9 Aug 2008 at IOOF Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois.1 

Family

John Thomas Culpepper
Child
Last Edited19 Apr 2015

Citations

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

Sharon Rose Culpepper

Female, #5744
Father*John Thomas Culpepper
Mother*Ruth Evelyn Meadows (14 Jul 1923 - 5 Aug 2008)

Family

Richard Lee McGill
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Richard Lee McGill

Male, #5745

Family

Sharon Rose Culpepper
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Michael Koutelis

Male, #5746

Family

Rose Marie Culpepper
Last Edited27 Feb 2008

Mary Alice Culpepper1

Female, #5747, (15 Jul 1903 - 25 Aug 1942)
Father*Thomas Benson Culpepper (28 Aug 1857 - 10 Jul 1937)
Mother*Laura Frances Elvira Smith (7 Apr 1872 - 6 Jan 1941)
Married Name Her married name was Hamilton. 
Birth*15 Jul 1903 Mary was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 15 Jul 1903. 
Marriage* She married William Clarence Hamilton
Death of Father10 Jul 1937 Her father Thomas Benson Culpepper died on 10 Jul 1937 at Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death of Mother6 Jan 1941 Her mother Laura Frances Elvira Smith died on 6 Jan 1941 at Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death*25 Aug 1942 She died at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 25 Aug 1942 at age 39. 

Family

William Clarence Hamilton (5 May 1901 - 22 Nov 1964)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Apr 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

Male, #5748, (5 May 1901 - 22 Nov 1964)
Birth*5 May 1901 William was born on 5 May 1901. 
Marriage* He married Mary Alice Culpepper
Death of Spouse25 Aug 1942 His wife Mary Alice Culpepper died on 25 Aug 1942 at Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death*22 Nov 1964 He died at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 22 Nov 1964 at age 63. 

Family

Mary Alice Culpepper (15 Jul 1903 - 25 Aug 1942)
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Opal Culpepper1

Female, #5749, (25 Jul 1907 - 5 Aug 1994)
Father*Thomas Benson Culpepper (28 Aug 1857 - 10 Jul 1937)
Mother*Laura Frances Elvira Smith (7 Apr 1872 - 6 Jan 1941)
Married Name Her married name was Sloan. 
Birth*25 Jul 1907 Opal was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 25 Jul 1907.2 
Marriage* She married Wilford Sloan
Death of Father10 Jul 1937 Her father Thomas Benson Culpepper died on 10 Jul 1937 at Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death of Mother6 Jan 1941 Her mother Laura Frances Elvira Smith died on 6 Jan 1941 at Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death of Spouse21 Nov 1983 Her husband Wilford Sloan died on 21 Nov 1983 at Dale, Hamilton Co., Illinois.3 
Death*5 Aug 1994 She died at McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 5 Aug 1994 at age 87.3 

Family

Wilford Sloan (15 Aug 1903 - 21 Nov 1983)
Marriage* She married Wilford Sloan
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Oct 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

Male, #5750, (15 Aug 1903 - 21 Nov 1983)
Birth*15 Aug 1903 Wilford was born on 15 Aug 1903. 
Marriage* He married Opal Culpepper
Death*21 Nov 1983 He died at Dale, Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 21 Nov 1983 at age 80.1 

Family

Opal Culpepper (25 Jul 1907 - 5 Aug 1994)
Last Edited14 Apr 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

Male, #5751, (17 Nov 1909 - 19 Jul 1910)
Father*Thomas Benson Culpepper (28 Aug 1857 - 10 Jul 1937)
Mother*Laura Frances Elvira Smith (7 Apr 1872 - 6 Jan 1941)
Birth*17 Nov 1909 George was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 17 Nov 1909. 
Death*19 Jul 1910 He died at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 19 Jul 1910. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Joseph Culpepper

Male, #5752, (say 1752 - 1785)
Father*William Culpepper of Warren Co. GA (s 1726 - 1808)
Mother*Sarah 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*Mar 1785 Probate action was taken on Joseph's estate in Mar 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 Apr 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. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
William Culpepper of Warren Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Jul 2011

Charles William Hungate1,2

Male, #5753, (20 Apr 1874 - 1903)
Father*Robert Theodore Hungate (22 Jan 1853 - 6 May 1925)
Mother*Martha Jane Johnson (6 Jul 1853 - 10 Jun 1938)
Birth*20 Apr 1874 Charles was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 20 Apr 1874. 
Marriage*19 Dec 1894 He married Margaret Ann Culpepper at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 19 Dec 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 Jan 1876 - 2 Aug 1954)
Last Edited10 Sep 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

Female, #5754, (7 Sep 1912 - 6 Mar 1995)
Father*Larkin Bethel Culpepper (17 Mar 1886 - 25 Nov 1953)
Mother*Tessie Mae Kanady (1892 - 1964)
Birth*7 Sep 1912 Alma was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 7 Sep 1912.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 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. 
Birth of Son23 Jun 1935 Her son Ray D. Allen was born on 23 Jun 1935 at Broughton, Hamilton Co., Illinois.4 
Death of Father25 Nov 1953 Her father Larkin Bethel Culpepper died on 25 Nov 1953 at Broughton, Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death of Mother1964 Her mother Tessie Mae Kanady died in 1964 at Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death of SpouseNov 1969 Her husband Frank Allen died in Nov 1969 at Broughton, Hamilton Co., Illinois.2 
Death*6 Mar 1995 She died at Broughton, Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 6 Mar 1995 at age 82.2 

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Frank Allen (8 Nov 1902 - Nov 1969)
Marriage*circa 1932 She married Frank Allen circa 1932. 
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Aug 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. Obituary.
    Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, Fri 30 Jan 2004.
  5. E-mail written Aug 2011 to Warren L. Culpepper from Kasey Leigh Turner (#62599), e-mail address (Oct 2012).

Arthur W. Culpepper

Male, #5755, (circa 1915 - )
Father*Larkin Bethel Culpepper (17 Mar 1886 - 25 Nov 1953)
Mother*Tessie Mae Kanady (1892 - 1964)
Birth*circa 1915 Arthur was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, circa 1915. 
1930 Census1 Apr 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. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Aug 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

Male, #5756, (25 Sep 1918 - 28 Jan 1988)
Father*Larkin Bethel Culpepper (17 Mar 1886 - 25 Nov 1953)
Mother*Tessie Mae Kanady (1892 - 1964)
Birth*25 Sep 1918 Vernon was born at Hamilton Co., Illinois, on 25 Sep 1918.2 
1930 Census1 Apr 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 of Father25 Nov 1953 His father Larkin Bethel Culpepper died on 25 Nov 1953 at Broughton, Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death of Mother1964 His mother Tessie Mae Kanady died in 1964 at Hamilton Co., Illinois
Death*28 Jan 1988 He died at Wood River, Madison Co., Illinois, on 28 Jan 1988 at age 69.2 
Burial*circa 31 Jan 1988 His body was interred circa 31 Jan 1988 at Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey, Madison Co., Illinois.5 

Family

Dorothy W. Chandler (25 Sep 1913 - 19 Sep 2009)
Marriage*29 May 1945 He married Dorothy W. Chandler at Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, on 29 May 1945 at age 26.4 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Aug 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

Female, #5757, (9 Apr 1880 - 28 Jun 1912)
Father*John Miles Culpepper (c 1843 - c 1902)
Mother*Mary Ann Cherry (1848 - 1 Jul 1886)
Birth*9 Apr 1880 Annie was born at Decatur Co., Georgia, on 9 Apr 1880. 
1880 Census1 Jun 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 
Death of Mother1 Jul 1886 Her mother Mary Ann Cherry died on 1 Jul 1886 at Decatur Co., Georgia
Marriage*3 Apr 1898 She married Asa Lawrence Orr Stephenson at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 3 Apr 1898 at age 17.3 
Married Name3 Apr 1898  As of 3 Apr 1898, her married name was Stephenson.3 
Death of Fathercirca 1902 Her father John Miles Culpepper died circa 1902 at Thomas Co., Georgia
Death*28 Jun 1912 She died at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 28 Jun 1912 at age 32. 
Burial*29 Jun 1912 Her body was interred on 29 Jun 1912 at Big Creek Baptist Cemetery, Thomas Co., Georgia

Family

Asa Lawrence Orr Stephenson (17 Sep 1873 - 10 Jan 1955)
Marriage*3 Apr 1898 She married Asa Lawrence Orr Stephenson at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 3 Apr 1898 at age 17.3 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Sep 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

Male, #5758, (17 Sep 1873 - 10 Jan 1955)
Father*Asa Castleberry Stephenson2 (25 Mar 1835 - 19 Nov 1916)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Walker2 (13 Oct 1835 - 2 Dec 1922)
Birth*17 Sep 1873 Asa was born at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 17 Sep 1873.2 
Marriage*3 Apr 1898 He married Annie Piety Culpepper at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 3 Apr 1898 at age 24.3 
Death of Spouse28 Jun 1912 His wife Annie Piety Culpepper died on 28 Jun 1912 at Thomas Co., Georgia
Death of Father19 Nov 1916 His father Asa Castleberry Stephenson died on 19 Nov 1916 at Thomas Co., Georgia.2 
Death of Mother2 Dec 1922 His mother Mary Elizabeth Walker died on 2 Dec 1922 at Thomas Co., Georgia.2 
Death*10 Jan 1955 He died at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 10 Jan 1955 at age 81. 

Family

Annie Piety Culpepper (9 Apr 1880 - 28 Jun 1912)
Last Edited23 Mar 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

Female, #5759, (1 Jul 1882 - 10 Mar 1968)
Father*John Miles Culpepper (c 1843 - c 1902)
Mother*Mary Ann Cherry (1848 - 1 Jul 1886)
Birth*1 Jul 1882 Emma was born at Decatur Co., Georgia, on 1 Jul 1882. 
Death of Mother1 Jul 1886 Her mother Mary Ann Cherry died on 1 Jul 1886 at Decatur Co., Georgia
Marriage*8 Sep 1898 She married James Amos Parramore at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 8 Sep 1898 at age 16.2 
Married Name8 Sep 1898  As of 8 Sep 1898, her married name was Parramore.2 
Death of Fathercirca 1902 Her father John Miles Culpepper died circa 1902 at Thomas Co., Georgia
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 of Spouse15 Apr 1952 Her husband James Amos Parramore died on 15 Apr 1952 at Baldwin Co., Georgia
Death*10 Mar 1968 She died at Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 10 Mar 1968 at age 85. 
Burial*circa 12 Mar 1968 Her body was interred circa 12 Mar 1968 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia

Family

James Amos Parramore (18 Mar 1875 - 15 Apr 1952)
Marriage*8 Sep 1898 She married James Amos Parramore at Thomas Co., Georgia, on 8 Sep 1898 at age 16.2 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Sep 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

Male, #5760, (between 1755 and 1765 - 10 Jan 1829)
Father*Benjamin Culpepper son of Joseph (s 1724 - b 1771)
Mother*Lydia (?) (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..
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                     £ 83:7:5.)2,3,4 
Marriage*circa 1781 He married Unknown 1st wife (?) 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 
Birth of Son1782 His son Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL was born in 1782 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina
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 
DeedSep 1787 He was granted a deed in Sep 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 
DeedSep 1787 He was granted a deed in Sep 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 
DeedJul 1788 He was granted a deed in Jul 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 
Birth of Soncirca 1788 His son Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL was born circa 1788 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1790 His son Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS was born circa 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina
1790 Census*2 Aug 1790 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census on 2 Aug 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina.7 
Marriage*circa 1795 He married Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, circa 1795. 
Death of Spousesay 1796 His wife Unknown 1st wife (?) died say 1796 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina
1800 Census*4 Aug 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 Jun 1801 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted on 18 Jun 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 Feb 1803 He witnessed a deed grant on 7 Feb 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 Mar 1805 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted on 19 Mar 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 Aug 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 Dec 1811 He granted a deed to George James Strother, Joyce Powell Sheppard and Joyce Powell Culpepper on 18 Dec 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*Mar 1812 He granted a deed to George James Strother in Mar 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*Sep 1813 He was granted a deed in Sep 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 
DeedApr 1814 He was granted a deed in Apr 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 Jul 1817 He granted a deed on 21 Jul 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
 
Deed21 Jul 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 Jul 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. 
1820 Census7 Aug 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 Jan 1829 He died at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 10 Jan 1829.20,21 
Burial*say 12 Jan 1829 His body was interred say 12 Jan 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

Unknown 1st wife (?) (circa 1754 - say 1796)
Marriage*circa 1781 He married Unknown 1st wife (?) 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 
Children

Family 2

Joyce Powell Sheppard (29 Dec 1770 - 24 Feb 1841)
Marriage*circa 1795 He married Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, circa 1795. 
Child
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Jan 2019

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.
    Year: 1790; Census Place: Orangeburg, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 386; Image: 235; Family History Library Film: 0568151

    Name:      Benjamin Culpeper
    Home in 1790 (City, County, State):      Orangeburg, South Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 16:      3
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over:      1
    Free White Persons - Females:      3
    Number of Slaves :      4
    Number of Household Members:      11.
  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.