Thomas Farley Culpeper of Barbados1

Male, #10411, (before 20 May 1867 - )
Father*(?) Culpeper (b 1845 - )
Mother*Jane (?) of Barbados (b 1847 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper of Barbados. 
Research note The name of the husband of Jane and the father of Sarah, Thomas and Margaret Culpeper, is unknown. If you can identify him, please contact Warren Culpepper.2 
Baptism20 May 1867 He was baptized at Saint Michael, Barbados, on 20 May 1867.1  
Birth*before 20 May 1867 Thomas was born at Barbados before 20 May 1867. 
Last Edited13 May 1999

Citations

  1. Church of Latter Day Saints, compiler, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
    http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Margaret Campbell Culpeper of Barbados1

Female, #10412, (before 7 Jul 1869 - )
Father*(?) Culpeper (b 1845 - )
Mother*Jane (?) of Barbados (b 1847 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper of Barbados. 
Research note The name of the husband of Jane and the father of Sarah, Thomas and Margaret Culpeper, is unknown. If you can identify him, please contact Warren Culpepper.2 
Baptism7 Jul 1869 She was baptized at Saint Michael, Barbados, on 7 Jul 1869.1  
Birth*before 7 Jul 1869 Margaret was born at Barbados before 7 Jul 1869. 
Last Edited24 Aug 1999

Citations

  1. Church of Latter Day Saints, compiler, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
    http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

John Culpeper of Barbados1

Male, #10413, (before 1826 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper of Barbados. 
Birth*before 1826 John was born at Barbados before 1826.2 
Marriage*before 1846 He married Margaret (?) of Barbados before 1846.3 
Research note* John Culpeper's ancestry is not known. If you can identify this person, please contact Warren Culpepper.4 

Family

Margaret (?) of Barbados (before 1828 - )
Child
Last Edited17 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. Church of Latter Day Saints, compiler, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
    http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. Estimated date of birth based upon estimated date of marriage.
  3. Estimated date of marriage based upon baptismal date of child.
  4. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Margaret (?) of Barbados1

Female, #10414, (before 1828 - )
Birth*before 1828 Margaret was born before 1828.2 
Marriage*before 1846 She married John Culpeper of Barbados before 1846.3 
Married Namebefore 1846  As of before 1846, her married name was Culpeper. 

Family

John Culpeper of Barbados (before 1826 - )
Child
Last Edited22 Feb 2002

Citations

  1. Church of Latter Day Saints, compiler, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
    http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. Estimated date of birth based upon estimated date of marriage.
  3. Estimated date of marriage based upon baptismal date of child.

Mary Elizabeth Culpeper of Barbados1

Female, #10415, (before 14 Feb 1846 - )
Father*John Culpeper of Barbados (b 1826 - )
Mother*Margaret (?) of Barbados (b 1828 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper of Barbados. 
Baptism14 Feb 1846 She was baptized at Saint John, Barbados, on 14 Feb 1846.1  
Birth*before 14 Feb 1846 Mary was born at Barbados before 14 Feb 1846. 
Marriage*29 Mar 1869 She married Daniel Hunter of Barbados at Saint Michael, Barbados, on 29 Mar 1869.1 
Married Name29 Mar 1869  As of 29 Mar 1869, her married name was Hunter. 

Family

Daniel Hunter of Barbados (before 1846 - )
Last Edited24 Aug 1999

Citations

  1. Church of Latter Day Saints, compiler, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
    http://www.familysearch.org/

Daniel Hunter of Barbados1

Male, #10416, (before 1846 - )
Birth*before 1846 Daniel was born at Barbados before 1846.2 
Marriage*29 Mar 1869 He married Mary Elizabeth Culpeper of Barbados at Saint Michael, Barbados, on 29 Mar 1869.1 

Family

Mary Elizabeth Culpeper of Barbados (before 14 Feb 1846 - )
Last Edited12 Feb 2005

Citations

  1. Church of Latter Day Saints, compiler, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Intellectual Reserve, Inc..
    http://www.familysearch.org/
  2. Estimated date of birth based upon wife's estimated date of birth.

Ann Culpeper of Barbados1

Female, #10417, (27 Jan 1768 - )
Father*Thomas Manuel Culpeper of Barbados (b 1741 - )
Mother*Mary (?) of Barbados (b 1739 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper of Barbados. 
Birth*27 Jan 1768 Ann was born at Barbados on 27 Jan 1768.1 
Baptism6 Sep 1768 She was baptized at Saint Michael, Barbados, on 6 Sep 1768.1  
Biography* Ann's parents are not clear from the record. It is certain that her mother was a Mary Culpeper, but no father is listed, so perhaps he had died by the time of her baptism. Of the known Culpepers in Barbados at this time, there is no other reasonable choice for her parents. 
Last Edited13 May 1999

Citations

  1. Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Baptisms, 1643-1800, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co,, 1984, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 972.981 K29s.

Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut

Female, #10419, (say 1637 - 2 Feb 1699)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1637 Susanna was born at England say 1637. It was once speculated that Susannah was the daughter of John Culpeper the Merchant. The speculation was based on the fact that he was the right age to have been her father, and was thought to have been a merchant, with business dealings in New England and Virginia. However, it seems much more likely that she was the daughter of an English Culpeper widow who remarried and immigrated with her husband and daughter to Bransford, Connecticut. 
Residencesay 1650 She resided at Branford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, say 1650.
     An area called "Totoket", which became Branford, was part of the land bought from the Mattabesech Indians in 1638 by the first settlers of New Haven. The Dutch set up a trading post at the mouth of the Branford River in the 17th century, the source of the name "Dutch Wharf." The town was established in 1644 and its name is said to be derived from the town of Brentford, England. (New Haven Colony was an English colonial venture in present-day Connecticut until it was merged into Connecticut Colony in 1662.)1 
Marriage*24 Jun 1655 She married Francis Lindsly at Branford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, on 24 Jun 1655.2 
Married Name24 Jun 1655  As of 24 Jun 1655, her married name was Lindsly. 
Relocation*1666 She and Francis Lindsly relocated in 1666 at Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey,
          Newark, New Jersey, was founded in 1666 by Connecticut Puritans led by Robert Treat from the New Haven Colony. The New Haven colonists had been forced out of power for sheltering the judges who had fled to the New Haven Colony after sentencing Charles I of England to death. They sought to establish a colony with strict church rules similar to the one they had established in Milford, Connecticut. The community, reflecting the new task at hand, was to be named "New Ark" or "New Work," later shortened to Newark. Treat and the party bought the property on the Passaic River from the Hackensack Indians by exchanging gunpowder, one hundred bars of lead, twenty axes, twenty coats, guns, pistols, swords, kettles, blankets, knives, beer, and ten pairs of breeches. The total control of the community by the Church continued until 1733.3 
Death*2 Feb 1699 She died on 2 Feb 1699.4 
Research note1957 The Wife of Edward Frisbie of Branford, Conn.
By Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., F.A.S.G.
The American Genealogist, Volume 33 (1957), pages 63-64

In 1904 Dr. Bernard C. Steiner contributed Ralph Dunning Smith's account of the Frisbie family to the New England Hist. and Gen. Register, where it was published in vol. 58, pp. 178-184. This account gives to Edward Frisbie of Branford a single wife, Hannah stating that she joined the church in 1687/8. That would seem to be a very late date for her to join the church, as her children were born 1650 to 1672. The same account states that her daughter Hannah Frisbie joined the church in 1699, but that is incorrect because she had married Nathaniel Harrison prior to 1690 when their first child was born. Apparently considerable guessing was done. It would seem more likely that it was the daughter Hannah (born ca. 1669) who joined 1687/8, and that it was Hannah wife of Caleb, whose first child was born 1698, who joined in 1699.

I have not seen in the original Branford records, which I have searched many times, including a page by page inspection of the first two volumes of combined town, land and vital records, any mention of the name of Edward Frisbie's wife. In 1925 in my account of the early Frisbies in New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vol. 3, p. 626, I followed the Smith-Steiner account in regard to the first name Hannah, as I had not at that time made a thorough study of Branford records, and I was perhaps influenced by the fact that three sons and two daughters of Edward Frisbie all named a daughter Hannah. In my account, I gave the maiden name of his wife in square brackets, which meant hypothetically, as Culpepper. The purpose of the present paper is to state the reasons for this hypothesis.

In 1926, the year after my account appeared, a Frisbee-Frisbie genealogy was published which is not accessible to me at the moment, but I think I am correct in stating that it calmly assigns three wives to Edward Frisbie: Hannah, Abigail, and Frances England, all without citation of any record evidence. As for the last named, John England died 30 Nov 1655 at Branford, and Frances England his widow married there 20 May 1656 Edward Hitchcock, who was of New Haven. He soon died and she married third, Sept. 1663, Thomas Johnson. She had no children by her last two husbands, and the records seem to be silent as to any children by England. Apparently someone bungled badly in reading the record of her second marriage and made Edward a Frisbie instead of a Hitchcock. The statement of three wives for Edward Frisbie has been often followed but is unproved.

1. Edward Frisbie md. Hannah (Culpepper?)

1.1. Ebenezer Frisbie, b. 1672, md. Mary (prob. Harrington)
1.1.1. Samuel Frisbie, b. 1701, md. (2nd) Lydia Palmer
1.1.1.1. Culpepper Frisbie, b. 1733

1.2. Benoi Frisbie md. Hannah Rose
1.2.1. Ebenezer Frisbie, b.c. 1682, d. 1764, md. Hannah Page
1.2.1.1. Sarah Frisbie md. William Hoadley
1.2.1.1.1. William Hoadley, b. 1734 md. Ester Porter
1.2.1.1.1.1. Culpepper Hoadley, b. 1764

The only common ancestress we have been able to find for Culpepper Frisbie and Culpepper Hoadley in the above chart is the wife of Edward Frisbie. Surely her grandson Samuel Frisbie might have named a son for her. The William Hoadley who named a son Culpepper was 30 when his grandfather Ebenezer Frisbie died, so certainly there was opportunity for him to learn that his grandfather Frisbie's grandmother was a Culpepper if such was the case. William Hoadley may also have known his mother's second cousin Culpepper Frisbie who was close to himself in age.

The name Culpepper is virtually unknown in early New England and is not found in Savage. It therefore seems very significant that it is found in Branford where Edward Frisbie lived, and in his generation. The marriage is recorded there on 24 June 1655 of Francis Lindsly to Susanna Culpepper. They moved shortly to Newark, N.J., with the Branford contingent which founded that town. Since there was one Culpepper girl early in Branford, there could have been two sisters of the name. The eldest child of Edward Frisbie was born 1650, five years before Susanna Culpepper married, and the name Culpepper crops out in two branches of his descendants. In Branford there was no family of the name, but the Culpepper girl or girls may well have been brought there by a mother and stepfather. In short, some one of the Branford settlers may have married a widow Culpepper. The case is unproved but very suggestive.

The Smith-Steiner account flatly states that Samuel Frisbie married for his second wife, Lydia Culpepper, and that she was mother of Culpepper Frisbie. This seems to have been a sheer guess, based on the name given to the first son of the marriage. Branford Vital Records contain the entry of marriage of Samuel Frisbie on 5 Dec 1728 to Lydia Palmer. This Samuel's first wife had died nine months previously. 
Research note*18 Aug 2011 The Culpeper/Culpepper Sisters of 17th Century Connecticut
By Lew Griffin5 and Warren Culpepper6

Numerous sources suggest that there were one or more Culpeper (Culpepper) sisters living in Connecticut in the mid 17th century. The reported sisters include Hannah, Susanna and Abigail.

Susanna Culpeper
Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut married Francis Lindsly on 24 Jun 1655 in Branford, New Haven Colony (now New Haven Co., CT). It was once speculated that she was the daughter of John Culpeper the Merchant, born 1606. The speculation is based on the fact that he was the right age to have been her father, and was thought to have had business dealings in New England and Virginia. It is possible that he lived in New England for a while, although he seems to have left few if any records there.
     Based upon the preceding article by Donald Jacobus, it seems more likely that Susanna was the daughter of a Culpeper widow in England who remarried there and immigrated to Branfordw with her new husband and daughter at the time of its founding in 1644, or shortly thereafter. The identity of which Culpeper family this was in England is a mystery.

Hannah Culpeper
There appears to be a Hannah Rose who married Edward Frisbee but her surname is in doubt. She was long believed to be a Culpeper, but see the information below on Edward Frisbee for a different view in which it is suggested that her surname was Rose. If she were a Culpeper, then she probably shared the same parents.

Abigail Culpeper
Abigail Culpeper of Connecticut probably never existed, but was the subject of some speculation in an old book on the Frisbee line in which Abigail was reportedly the wife of John Frisbee. She is acknowledged here only to try to dispel the myth.

Edward Frisbee
According to the Frisbee-Frisbie-Frisby Family Genealogy, by Olin E. Frisbee, John and Francis Linsley, and Edward Frisbee, were among the first settlers in Branford, CT, in 1644, then called New Haven Colony. But no one named Culpepper was on that list. Edward Frisbee, however, was said to have been born in the Virginia Colony about 1620 and later moved to CT.

According to Bullard and Allied Families, by Edgar J. Bullard (Private Publisher, Detroit 1930), starting at page 79: The surname Frisbee was well established in several counties in England by the middle of the thirteenth century. It is of local origin, showing that those who first adopted it were residents of Frisby, a chapelry in County Leicester, and from there the name has spread into all parts of England. The Connecticut Frisbee's are descendants of Edward and John Frisbee, for whom long established tradition claims a Welsh origin. Both were signers of the Plantation and Church Covenant of the town of Branford, Connecticut, in January, 1668, and both became progenitors of families which have been powerful and influential in the history of Connecticut.

Edward Frisbee, with his wife, Hannah, entered his name for land in Branford in 1645. So far as records show, he had but one known wife, who was named Hannah, whom he married in 1644. There are circumstantial reasons for believing that her maiden name was Culpepper, though absolute proof is lacking. The recent Frisbee Genealogy erred in assigning so many wives to him. As a matter of fact, Frances England, one of the wives assigned to him, was wife of Edward Hitchcock. (Recorded in Branford, Connecticut.) He must have been an extensive landowner and acquired much additional property, since the conditions in his will, dated October 25, 1689, disposes of many valuable tracts in different parts of the town.

He was a Congregationalist of the early Puritan type, though less narrow and apparently more tolerant than many of his contemporaries. His estate was inventoried May 26, 1690, and his signature on the will showed the spelling of the name was "Frisbye." His large family of eleven children displayed marked traits of character and ability, and their descendants in succeeding generations include many distinguished members.

He died May 10, 1690, at Branford, Connecticut. His children were:

     1. John Frisbee, b. July 17, 1650; d. 1694; m. 1674, Ruth Bowers.
     2. Edward Frisbee, b. July 11, 1652; died young.
     3. Samuel Frisbee, b. Oct. 18, 1654; d. 1681; m. Rebecca Potter.
     4. Benonia Frisbee, b. 1656; d. 1700; m. Hannah Rose.
     5. Abigail Frisbee, b. Oct. 7, 1657; m. 1691, William Hoadley, Jr.
     6. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Oct. 28, 1659. (See following.)
     7. Josiah Frisbee, b. Jan. 19, 1661; d. Mar. 3, 1712; unmarried.
     8. Caleb Frisbee, b. 1667; d. Oct. 12, 1737.
     9. Hannah Frisbee, b. 1669; d. Sept. 27, 1723; m. Nathaniel Harrison.
     10. Ebenezer Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; d. 1714; m. Mary Harrington.
     11. Silence Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; m. Joshua Austin.

Second Generation
Jonathan Frisbee (6), son of Edward and Hannah

Jonathan Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, October 28, 1659, and died April 7, 1695. He married about 1685, Mary, daughter of William Hoadley of Branford. (See Hoadley I.) Jonathan Frisbee was active in the town's affairs and held many offices in the early days of the settlement. His children, born in Branford, were:

     1. Mary Frisbee, b. Jan. 1, 1686. Daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Hoadley) Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, January 1, 1686, and died December 8, 1760, in East Haven. She married about 1708, Samuel Goodsell, born February 28, 1864-5, died May 30, 1745, at East Haven, Connecticut.
     2. Elizabeth Frisbee, b. Aug. 17, 1689; m. Samuel Baldwin.
     3. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Aug. 15, 1691; d. 1722; m. 1713, Thankful Foote.
     4. Hannah Frisbee, b. Aug. 14, 1693; m. Nathaniel Foote.
     5. Abiel Frisbee, b. May 26, 1695; d. 1745; m. 1722, Elizabeth Rogers.

References--Frisbee
     "Americana," Vol. XIX, p. 465.
     Atwater's "History of the Colony of New Haven, Connecticut" (1902), p. 612.
     "Frisbie Genealogy," by Edward Frisbie, D. D. (1919), pp. 16-27.
     Research by Donald Lines Jacobus, New Haven, Connecticut.


AN EXAMINATION OF THE CULPEPPER-FRISBEE CONNECTION

Culpeppers and Frisbees were neighbors in Virginia. Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA owned land on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk County (see deeds posted on his web page). Based on the following abstract from Cavaliers and Pioneers, vol. II, p. 286, he was a neighbor of James Frisbee:
     MR. THOMAS HODGIS, 707 acres, Lower Norfolk Co., on North side of the West branch of Elizabeth River., 21 Oct. 1684, p. 430. A branch dividing this and land of Richard Powell; adj. Thomas Hollowell; and John Bowles; on Langworth's Creek; 600 acres granted Jonathan Langworth, 6 Dec. 1638; assigned to Osmond Colchester and Walter Mitchell, 3 Oct. 1640, who gave letter of Atty. to Mathew Phillips, who sold to John Watkins, who gave by will to his wife Frances, and his son John, and by their consent sold to James Frisby, who bequeathed to his son James, who sold to said Hodgis; 107 acres for transportation of 2 persons: Wm. Ward; Best, a Negro.
     However, the connection, if any between James Frisby and Edward Frisbee is unknown, and there is no known connection between them and the Culpepers beyond the unsupported speculation that Edward married Hannah Culpeper.

James Frisbee and family moved from Virginia to Maryland. On 6 Jul 2005, Pat Clare7 submitted the following
from the Maryland Calendar of Wills:
     "Jas. Frisby, Sr., Sassafras River, Baltimore Co., will dated 22 Dec 1673; proved 12 Oct 1674. To wife Mary, home plantation during life. To 3 sons, viz, James, William, and Thomas, equally, 'Swan Point;' 150 acres on north side Sassafras River, and 600 acres on Elizabeth River, Va; also home plantation at death of wife afsd. To dau. Mary, personalty. Ex.: Wife Mary and son James afsd. Test: Abraham Stran, Nich. Dorell. 2 11. "
     This puts his land on the Elizabeth River in VA... I follow several Norfolk families and think they were part of an exodus to MD early on.
     Bill Russell8 comments: "Since this Frisby/Frisbee family were merchant traders with shipping interests, you would expect to find them around areas of seaborn trading. Although the will says Baltimore County, the Sassafras River runs between Cecil and Kent Counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore and a Swan Point was in Kent County. Parts of Baltimore County and Kent County were taken to form Cecil County in 1674. I am assuming that the land on the Sassafras may have been in what became Cecil County as it says north side, but that could be checked against deeds and is outside the scope of my interests. It would indicate, however, that anyone wanting to follow these people in Maryland may want to look at Cecil County instead of Baltimore County as the land apparently changed counties within months of the will.

Like the Culpepers, the Frisbee family were merchants engaged in the tobacco trade. Bill Russell says,"Anne Frisby of Cambridge, England shows up in English shipping records as an importer of tobacco and is the earliest woman I have seen identified as a merchant. I suspect that the she was related to the Frisbees in Norfolk, VA and the is part of the pattern of establishing relatives at points in the colonies to act as agents. James Frisby shows up in 1672 as a Virginia merchant bringing tobacco into England and a James Frisby of Virginia is mentioned as master of the ship Young Merchant in 1709. That ship was engaged in trade with America, England, and Africa."
     However, the connection, if any between Anne Frisby and James or Edward Frisbee is unknown.

Edward Frisbee's wife, Hannah, was most likely a "Rose", not a "Culpeper". On 3 Jan 1998, Jim Taylor9 wrote: "Edward Frisbee was the son of Richard Frisbee of London who moved to Virginia in 1619. Edward, called "the Immigrant" was driven from Virginia because he was a Puritan; moved to Branford, CT; entered his name for a lot in the town in 1645. Died there May 10, 1690. His first wife was Abagail----; his second Hanna Rose with whom he had eleven children. Hanna Rose was the daughter of one Robert Rose of Ipswitch, England who settled in Watertown Mass in 1634 and moved to Wetherfield, CT in 1637. The records on this were compiled within the last 50 years by my father's mother or sister, I'm not sure which, and handed on to me. There is no ambiguity about Edward and his two wives however, nor about the lengthy list of their children and their descendants, though of course there's always the possibility of an error. Interestingly, Edward's home, which he left to his two daughters Silence and Abagail in his 1689 will, still stands in Branford, CT and is a state landmark."

Culpeper, Ingolbritson and Frisbee Connection in Maryland? John Culpepper of Maryland was apparently in Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties, MD. Bartholomew Ingolbritson (who in Norfolk, VA witnessed deeds of Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA) also shows up in Anne Arundel County, MD, and well as in Norfolk, VA. Anne Arundel is south of Baltimore County, and Calvert County is south of Anne Arundel. If a connection could be found between Ingolbritson, Culpepper, and Frisbee, in Maryland, that would truly be interesting. But the names may not be matching up time-wise. More research is needed.5 
Research note2 Feb 2014 On Feb 2, 2014, "Bev Mura" wrote:
I had never heard the theory that Susanna was the daughter of a widow Cullpeper from England. Hopefully, my continued research will ferret something out on this. I also have not run across anything on an Abigail Culpepper. I did search the Barbour collection on Connecticut marriages and found Susanna is the only Culpepper listed. 

Only when I learned that Richard Harrison’s father first settled in Virginia did I begin to wonder if perhaps his connection to Virginia might have been how Francis met Susanna. But, I agree it’s likely something we may never really prove.

On the removal of the New Haven colony folk to Newark, most of the histories I’ve read explain that the Branford group collaborated with a Reverend Abraham Pierson (Sr.), a Puritan minister who had removed to Long Island from Branford some time before, to send Treat, Kitchell and company (from Guilford) to negotiate with the Hackensack for Newark. They were protesting Charles II’s recent ruling to put the New Haven Puritan Colony under the jurisdiction and control of the Connecticut Colony. New Haven had previously withdrawn from Connecticut because the latter had adopted something called “The Halfway Covenant,” which basically allowed infant baptisms even if the parents were not confirmed church members or if they were members they were not in good standing. The more conservative Puritans had also objected to their allowing suffrage rights and sometimes important civil positions to non-church members. In the simplest terms, the Puritans fought for the union of church and state, and the greater colony (and the new king) was allowing for some separation. Once Newark was secured, Reverend Pierson drafted “The Fundamental Agreement.” All those desiring to remove to Newark were required to sign it. The Branford group signed the agreement first and removed in 1666 with Rev. Pierson (who by the way was the father of the Rev. Abraham Pierson, Jr, one of the founders of Yale University.) Francis Lindsley (Linle as his name is recorded in the earliest Newark records) was among the Milford group who signed the agreement and removed in 1667. 

I’ve not found yet an explanation as to why Francis and his family ended up removing with the Milford group, as he was clearly still in Branford a few weeks before he signed Pierson's Fundamental Agreement. History records that just a few weeks before, Francis along with his brother John and nephew John Jr signed a covenant with the Branford citizens who had not removed to Newark agreeing that the undersigned had come to peaceful terms with New Haven’s union with Connecticut and were committing to each other to remain in Branford. I’m still researching what happened that caused Francis to change his mind so quickly. Likely, we’ll never truly know.

I’m including below the sources I consulted on the details above, just in case you want to use them....

Bev

(Sources: Hoadly, Charles ., M. A., Ed. Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven from 1638 to 1649, Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, 1857.;Simonds, J. Rupert. A History of the First Church and Society of Branford, Connecticut 1644-1919. The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co. New Haven. 1919;Wickes, Stephen, History of the Oranges, in Essex County, N.J.: 1666-1806, Ward & Tichenor, Newark, 1892;Atwater, Edward E. History of The Colony of New Haven To Its Absorption into Connecticut. The Journal Publishing Company. Meridan. 1902.)10
 

Family

Francis Lindsly (1622 - 1704)
Marriage*24 Jun 1655 She married Francis Lindsly at Branford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, on 24 Jun 1655.2 
Last Edited4 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. Branford, Connecticut. (2011, August 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:54, August 20, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Branford,_Connecticut&oldid=444611328.
  2. Have also seen this mentioned as 6 July 1655.
  3. History of Newark, New Jersey. (2011, August 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:25, August 20, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=History_of_Newark,_New_Jersey&oldid=442972527.
  4. E-mail written 7 Jul 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Mimi Marylon Moore Routh (descendant of Francis and Susanna Culpepper Lindsly), Mount Shasta, CA, e-mail address.
  5. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  6. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  7. E-mail written 6Jul 2005 to Culpepper Connections from Pat Clare, e-mail address.
  8. E-mail written 1999-2011 to Culpepper Connections from William A. 'Bill' Russell, Alexandria, VA, e-mail address (Sep 2011).
  9. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from James Harlan 'Jim' Taylor (Frisbee descendant), Santa Barbara, CA, e-mail address.
  10. E-mail written Feb 2014 to Warren L. Culpepper from Beverly Lindsley Muraski, Orlando, FL, e-mail address.

Francis Lindsly

Male, #10420, (1622 - 1704)
Name Variation He was also known as Lindsley. 
Name Variation He was also known as Lindley. 
Birth*1622 Francis was born at England in 1622. 
Marriage*24 Jun 1655 He married Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut at Branford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, on 24 Jun 1655.1 
Relocation*1666 He and Susanna Lindsly relocated in 1666 at Newark, Essex Co., New Jersey,
          Newark, New Jersey, was founded in 1666 by Connecticut Puritans led by Robert Treat from the New Haven Colony. The New Haven colonists had been forced out of power for sheltering the judges who had fled to the New Haven Colony after sentencing Charles I of England to death. They sought to establish a colony with strict church rules similar to the one they had established in Milford, Connecticut. The community, reflecting the new task at hand, was to be named "New Ark" or "New Work," later shortened to Newark. Treat and the party bought the property on the Passaic River from the Hackensack Indians by exchanging gunpowder, one hundred bars of lead, twenty axes, twenty coats, guns, pistols, swords, kettles, blankets, knives, beer, and ten pairs of breeches. The total control of the community by the Church continued until 1733.2 
Death of Spouse2 Feb 1699 His wife Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut died on 2 Feb 1699.3 
Death*1704 He died at New Jersey in 1704.3 
Biography* Francis reportedly came from England, 1639, and settled in New Haven Colony; moved to and became one of the founders of Newark, N. J., 1666. 
Research note1957 He is referenced in a research note for Edward Frisbee
Research note18 Aug 2011 The Culpeper/Culpepper Sisters of 17th Century Connecticut
By Lew Griffin4 and Warren Culpepper5

Numerous sources suggest that there were one or more Culpeper (Culpepper) sisters living in Connecticut in the mid 17th century. The reported sisters include Hannah, Susanna and Abigail.

Susanna Culpeper
Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut married Francis Lindsly on 24 Jun 1655 in Branford, New Haven Colony (now New Haven Co., CT). It was once speculated that she was the daughter of John Culpeper the Merchant, born 1606. The speculation is based on the fact that he was the right age to have been her father, and was thought to have had business dealings in New England and Virginia. It is possible that he lived in New England for a while, although he seems to have left few if any records there.
     Based upon the preceding article by Donald Jacobus, it seems more likely that Susanna was the daughter of a Culpeper widow in England who remarried there and immigrated to Branfordw with her new husband and daughter at the time of its founding in 1644, or shortly thereafter. The identity of which Culpeper family this was in England is a mystery.

Hannah Culpeper
There appears to be a Hannah Rose who married Edward Frisbee but her surname is in doubt. She was long believed to be a Culpeper, but see the information below on Edward Frisbee for a different view in which it is suggested that her surname was Rose. If she were a Culpeper, then she probably shared the same parents.

Abigail Culpeper
Abigail Culpeper of Connecticut probably never existed, but was the subject of some speculation in an old book on the Frisbee line in which Abigail was reportedly the wife of John Frisbee. She is acknowledged here only to try to dispel the myth.

Edward Frisbee
According to the Frisbee-Frisbie-Frisby Family Genealogy, by Olin E. Frisbee, John and Francis Linsley, and Edward Frisbee, were among the first settlers in Branford, CT, in 1644, then called New Haven Colony. But no one named Culpepper was on that list. Edward Frisbee, however, was said to have been born in the Virginia Colony about 1620 and later moved to CT.

According to Bullard and Allied Families, by Edgar J. Bullard (Private Publisher, Detroit 1930), starting at page 79: The surname Frisbee was well established in several counties in England by the middle of the thirteenth century. It is of local origin, showing that those who first adopted it were residents of Frisby, a chapelry in County Leicester, and from there the name has spread into all parts of England. The Connecticut Frisbee's are descendants of Edward and John Frisbee, for whom long established tradition claims a Welsh origin. Both were signers of the Plantation and Church Covenant of the town of Branford, Connecticut, in January, 1668, and both became progenitors of families which have been powerful and influential in the history of Connecticut.

Edward Frisbee, with his wife, Hannah, entered his name for land in Branford in 1645. So far as records show, he had but one known wife, who was named Hannah, whom he married in 1644. There are circumstantial reasons for believing that her maiden name was Culpepper, though absolute proof is lacking. The recent Frisbee Genealogy erred in assigning so many wives to him. As a matter of fact, Frances England, one of the wives assigned to him, was wife of Edward Hitchcock. (Recorded in Branford, Connecticut.) He must have been an extensive landowner and acquired much additional property, since the conditions in his will, dated October 25, 1689, disposes of many valuable tracts in different parts of the town.

He was a Congregationalist of the early Puritan type, though less narrow and apparently more tolerant than many of his contemporaries. His estate was inventoried May 26, 1690, and his signature on the will showed the spelling of the name was "Frisbye." His large family of eleven children displayed marked traits of character and ability, and their descendants in succeeding generations include many distinguished members.

He died May 10, 1690, at Branford, Connecticut. His children were:

     1. John Frisbee, b. July 17, 1650; d. 1694; m. 1674, Ruth Bowers.
     2. Edward Frisbee, b. July 11, 1652; died young.
     3. Samuel Frisbee, b. Oct. 18, 1654; d. 1681; m. Rebecca Potter.
     4. Benonia Frisbee, b. 1656; d. 1700; m. Hannah Rose.
     5. Abigail Frisbee, b. Oct. 7, 1657; m. 1691, William Hoadley, Jr.
     6. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Oct. 28, 1659. (See following.)
     7. Josiah Frisbee, b. Jan. 19, 1661; d. Mar. 3, 1712; unmarried.
     8. Caleb Frisbee, b. 1667; d. Oct. 12, 1737.
     9. Hannah Frisbee, b. 1669; d. Sept. 27, 1723; m. Nathaniel Harrison.
     10. Ebenezer Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; d. 1714; m. Mary Harrington.
     11. Silence Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; m. Joshua Austin.

Second Generation
Jonathan Frisbee (6), son of Edward and Hannah

Jonathan Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, October 28, 1659, and died April 7, 1695. He married about 1685, Mary, daughter of William Hoadley of Branford. (See Hoadley I.) Jonathan Frisbee was active in the town's affairs and held many offices in the early days of the settlement. His children, born in Branford, were:

     1. Mary Frisbee, b. Jan. 1, 1686. Daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Hoadley) Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, January 1, 1686, and died December 8, 1760, in East Haven. She married about 1708, Samuel Goodsell, born February 28, 1864-5, died May 30, 1745, at East Haven, Connecticut.
     2. Elizabeth Frisbee, b. Aug. 17, 1689; m. Samuel Baldwin.
     3. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Aug. 15, 1691; d. 1722; m. 1713, Thankful Foote.
     4. Hannah Frisbee, b. Aug. 14, 1693; m. Nathaniel Foote.
     5. Abiel Frisbee, b. May 26, 1695; d. 1745; m. 1722, Elizabeth Rogers.

References--Frisbee
     "Americana," Vol. XIX, p. 465.
     Atwater's "History of the Colony of New Haven, Connecticut" (1902), p. 612.
     "Frisbie Genealogy," by Edward Frisbie, D. D. (1919), pp. 16-27.
     Research by Donald Lines Jacobus, New Haven, Connecticut.


AN EXAMINATION OF THE CULPEPPER-FRISBEE CONNECTION

Culpeppers and Frisbees were neighbors in Virginia. Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA owned land on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk County (see deeds posted on his web page). Based on the following abstract from Cavaliers and Pioneers, vol. II, p. 286, he was a neighbor of James Frisbee:
     MR. THOMAS HODGIS, 707 acres, Lower Norfolk Co., on North side of the West branch of Elizabeth River., 21 Oct. 1684, p. 430. A branch dividing this and land of Richard Powell; adj. Thomas Hollowell; and John Bowles; on Langworth's Creek; 600 acres granted Jonathan Langworth, 6 Dec. 1638; assigned to Osmond Colchester and Walter Mitchell, 3 Oct. 1640, who gave letter of Atty. to Mathew Phillips, who sold to John Watkins, who gave by will to his wife Frances, and his son John, and by their consent sold to James Frisby, who bequeathed to his son James, who sold to said Hodgis; 107 acres for transportation of 2 persons: Wm. Ward; Best, a Negro.
     However, the connection, if any between James Frisby and Edward Frisbee is unknown, and there is no known connection between them and the Culpepers beyond the unsupported speculation that Edward married Hannah Culpeper.

James Frisbee and family moved from Virginia to Maryland. On 6 Jul 2005, Pat Clare6 submitted the following
from the Maryland Calendar of Wills:
     "Jas. Frisby, Sr., Sassafras River, Baltimore Co., will dated 22 Dec 1673; proved 12 Oct 1674. To wife Mary, home plantation during life. To 3 sons, viz, James, William, and Thomas, equally, 'Swan Point;' 150 acres on north side Sassafras River, and 600 acres on Elizabeth River, Va; also home plantation at death of wife afsd. To dau. Mary, personalty. Ex.: Wife Mary and son James afsd. Test: Abraham Stran, Nich. Dorell. 2 11. "
     This puts his land on the Elizabeth River in VA... I follow several Norfolk families and think they were part of an exodus to MD early on.
     Bill Russell7 comments: "Since this Frisby/Frisbee family were merchant traders with shipping interests, you would expect to find them around areas of seaborn trading. Although the will says Baltimore County, the Sassafras River runs between Cecil and Kent Counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore and a Swan Point was in Kent County. Parts of Baltimore County and Kent County were taken to form Cecil County in 1674. I am assuming that the land on the Sassafras may have been in what became Cecil County as it says north side, but that could be checked against deeds and is outside the scope of my interests. It would indicate, however, that anyone wanting to follow these people in Maryland may want to look at Cecil County instead of Baltimore County as the land apparently changed counties within months of the will.

Like the Culpepers, the Frisbee family were merchants engaged in the tobacco trade. Bill Russell says,"Anne Frisby of Cambridge, England shows up in English shipping records as an importer of tobacco and is the earliest woman I have seen identified as a merchant. I suspect that the she was related to the Frisbees in Norfolk, VA and the is part of the pattern of establishing relatives at points in the colonies to act as agents. James Frisby shows up in 1672 as a Virginia merchant bringing tobacco into England and a James Frisby of Virginia is mentioned as master of the ship Young Merchant in 1709. That ship was engaged in trade with America, England, and Africa."
     However, the connection, if any between Anne Frisby and James or Edward Frisbee is unknown.

Edward Frisbee's wife, Hannah, was most likely a "Rose", not a "Culpeper". On 3 Jan 1998, Jim Taylor8 wrote: "Edward Frisbee was the son of Richard Frisbee of London who moved to Virginia in 1619. Edward, called "the Immigrant" was driven from Virginia because he was a Puritan; moved to Branford, CT; entered his name for a lot in the town in 1645. Died there May 10, 1690. His first wife was Abagail----; his second Hanna Rose with whom he had eleven children. Hanna Rose was the daughter of one Robert Rose of Ipswitch, England who settled in Watertown Mass in 1634 and moved to Wetherfield, CT in 1637. The records on this were compiled within the last 50 years by my father's mother or sister, I'm not sure which, and handed on to me. There is no ambiguity about Edward and his two wives however, nor about the lengthy list of their children and their descendants, though of course there's always the possibility of an error. Interestingly, Edward's home, which he left to his two daughters Silence and Abagail in his 1689 will, still stands in Branford, CT and is a state landmark."

Culpeper, Ingolbritson and Frisbee Connection in Maryland? John Culpepper of Maryland was apparently in Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties, MD. Bartholomew Ingolbritson (who in Norfolk, VA witnessed deeds of Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA) also shows up in Anne Arundel County, MD, and well as in Norfolk, VA. Anne Arundel is south of Baltimore County, and Calvert County is south of Anne Arundel. If a connection could be found between Ingolbritson, Culpepper, and Frisbee, in Maryland, that would truly be interesting. But the names may not be matching up time-wise. More research is needed.4 
Research note*2 Feb 2014 On Feb 2, 2014, "Bev Mura" wrote:
I had never heard the theory that Susanna was the daughter of a widow Cullpeper from England. Hopefully, my continued research will ferret something out on this. I also have not run across anything on an Abigail Culpepper. I did search the Barbour collection on Connecticut marriages and found Susanna is the only Culpepper listed. 

Only when I learned that Richard Harrison’s father first settled in Virginia did I begin to wonder if perhaps his connection to Virginia might have been how Francis met Susanna. But, I agree it’s likely something we may never really prove.

On the removal of the New Haven colony folk to Newark, most of the histories I’ve read explain that the Branford group collaborated with a Reverend Abraham Pierson (Sr.), a Puritan minister who had removed to Long Island from Branford some time before, to send Treat, Kitchell and company (from Guilford) to negotiate with the Hackensack for Newark. They were protesting Charles II’s recent ruling to put the New Haven Puritan Colony under the jurisdiction and control of the Connecticut Colony. New Haven had previously withdrawn from Connecticut because the latter had adopted something called “The Halfway Covenant,” which basically allowed infant baptisms even if the parents were not confirmed church members or if they were members they were not in good standing. The more conservative Puritans had also objected to their allowing suffrage rights and sometimes important civil positions to non-church members. In the simplest terms, the Puritans fought for the union of church and state, and the greater colony (and the new king) was allowing for some separation. Once Newark was secured, Reverend Pierson drafted “The Fundamental Agreement.” All those desiring to remove to Newark were required to sign it. The Branford group signed the agreement first and removed in 1666 with Rev. Pierson (who by the way was the father of the Rev. Abraham Pierson, Jr, one of the founders of Yale University.) Francis Lindsley (Linle as his name is recorded in the earliest Newark records) was among the Milford group who signed the agreement and removed in 1667. 

I’ve not found yet an explanation as to why Francis and his family ended up removing with the Milford group, as he was clearly still in Branford a few weeks before he signed Pierson's Fundamental Agreement. History records that just a few weeks before, Francis along with his brother John and nephew John Jr signed a covenant with the Branford citizens who had not removed to Newark agreeing that the undersigned had come to peaceful terms with New Haven’s union with Connecticut and were committing to each other to remain in Branford. I’m still researching what happened that caused Francis to change his mind so quickly. Likely, we’ll never truly know.

I’m including below the sources I consulted on the details above, just in case you want to use them....

Bev

(Sources: Hoadly, Charles ., M. A., Ed. Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven from 1638 to 1649, Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, 1857.;Simonds, J. Rupert. A History of the First Church and Society of Branford, Connecticut 1644-1919. The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co. New Haven. 1919;Wickes, Stephen, History of the Oranges, in Essex County, N.J.: 1666-1806, Ward & Tichenor, Newark, 1892;Atwater, Edward E. History of The Colony of New Haven To Its Absorption into Connecticut. The Journal Publishing Company. Meridan. 1902.)9
 

Family

Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut (say 1637 - 2 Feb 1699)
Marriage*24 Jun 1655 He married Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut at Branford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, on 24 Jun 1655.1 
Last Edited4 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. Have also seen this mentioned as 6 July 1655.
  2. History of Newark, New Jersey. (2011, August 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:25, August 20, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=History_of_Newark,_New_Jersey&oldid=442972527.
  3. E-mail written 7 Jul 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Mimi Marylon Moore Routh (descendant of Francis and Susanna Culpepper Lindsly), Mount Shasta, CA, e-mail address.
  4. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  5. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  6. E-mail written 6Jul 2005 to Culpepper Connections from Pat Clare, e-mail address.
  7. E-mail written 1999-2011 to Culpepper Connections from William A. 'Bill' Russell, Alexandria, VA, e-mail address (Sep 2011).
  8. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from James Harlan 'Jim' Taylor (Frisbee descendant), Santa Barbara, CA, e-mail address.
  9. E-mail written Feb 2014 to Warren L. Culpepper from Beverly Lindsley Muraski, Orlando, FL, e-mail address.

Hannah Rose

Female, #10421, (say 1631 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-Psbly She was possibly named Hannah Culpeper of Connecticut. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1631 Hannah was born at England say 1631. It was once speculated that she was the daughter of John Culpeper the Merchant. The speculation was based on the fact that he was the right age to have been her father, and was thought to have been a merchant, with business dealings in New England and Virginia. However, if Hannah really did have a maiden name of Culpeper, it seems much more likely that she was the daughter of an English Culpeper widow who remarried and immigrated with her husband and daughters to Bransford, Connecticut. As will be seen in more detail in her research note below, her maiden name was probably Rose, and she may have been the daughter of Richard Rose. 
Residence*say 1650 She and Edward Frisbee resided at Branford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, say 1650.
     An area called "Totoket", which became Branford, was part of the land bought from the Mattabesech Indians in 1638 by the first settlers of New Haven. The Dutch set up a trading post at the mouth of the Branford River in the 17th century, the source of the name "Dutch Wharf." The town was established in 1644 and its name is said to be derived from the town of Brentford, England. (New Haven Colony was an English colonial venture in present-day Connecticut until it was merged into Connecticut Colony in 1662.)1 
Married Namesay 1651  As of say 1651, her married name was Frisbee. 
Marriage*say 1651 She married Edward Frisbee say 1651. 
Research note1957 The Wife of Edward Frisbie of Branford, Conn.
By Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., F.A.S.G.
The American Genealogist, Volume 33 (1957), pages 63-64

In 1904 Dr. Bernard C. Steiner contributed Ralph Dunning Smith's account of the Frisbie family to the New England Hist. and Gen. Register, where it was published in vol. 58, pp. 178-184. This account gives to Edward Frisbie of Branford a single wife, Hannah stating that she joined the church in 1687/8. That would seem to be a very late date for her to join the church, as her children were born 1650 to 1672. The same account states that her daughter Hannah Frisbie joined the church in 1699, but that is incorrect because she had married Nathaniel Harrison prior to 1690 when their first child was born. Apparently considerable guessing was done. It would seem more likely that it was the daughter Hannah (born ca. 1669) who joined 1687/8, and that it was Hannah wife of Caleb, whose first child was born 1698, who joined in 1699.

I have not seen in the original Branford records, which I have searched many times, including a page by page inspection of the first two volumes of combined town, land and vital records, any mention of the name of Edward Frisbie's wife. In 1925 in my account of the early Frisbies in New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vol. 3, p. 626, I followed the Smith-Steiner account in regard to the first name Hannah, as I had not at that time made a thorough study of Branford records, and I was perhaps influenced by the fact that three sons and two daughters of Edward Frisbie all named a daughter Hannah. In my account, I gave the maiden name of his wife in square brackets, which meant hypothetically, as Culpepper. The purpose of the present paper is to state the reasons for this hypothesis.

In 1926, the year after my account appeared, a Frisbee-Frisbie genealogy was published which is not accessible to me at the moment, but I think I am correct in stating that it calmly assigns three wives to Edward Frisbie: Hannah, Abigail, and Frances England, all without citation of any record evidence. As for the last named, John England died 30 Nov 1655 at Branford, and Frances England his widow married there 20 May 1656 Edward Hitchcock, who was of New Haven. He soon died and she married third, Sept. 1663, Thomas Johnson. She had no children by her last two husbands, and the records seem to be silent as to any children by England. Apparently someone bungled badly in reading the record of her second marriage and made Edward a Frisbie instead of a Hitchcock. The statement of three wives for Edward Frisbie has been often followed but is unproved.

1. Edward Frisbie md. Hannah (Culpepper?)

1.1. Ebenezer Frisbie, b. 1672, md. Mary (prob. Harrington)
1.1.1. Samuel Frisbie, b. 1701, md. (2nd) Lydia Palmer
1.1.1.1. Culpepper Frisbie, b. 1733

1.2. Benoi Frisbie md. Hannah Rose
1.2.1. Ebenezer Frisbie, b.c. 1682, d. 1764, md. Hannah Page
1.2.1.1. Sarah Frisbie md. William Hoadley
1.2.1.1.1. William Hoadley, b. 1734 md. Ester Porter
1.2.1.1.1.1. Culpepper Hoadley, b. 1764

The only common ancestress we have been able to find for Culpepper Frisbie and Culpepper Hoadley in the above chart is the wife of Edward Frisbie. Surely her grandson Samuel Frisbie might have named a son for her. The William Hoadley who named a son Culpepper was 30 when his grandfather Ebenezer Frisbie died, so certainly there was opportunity for him to learn that his grandfather Frisbie's grandmother was a Culpepper if such was the case. William Hoadley may also have known his mother's second cousin Culpepper Frisbie who was close to himself in age.

The name Culpepper is virtually unknown in early New England and is not found in Savage. It therefore seems very significant that it is found in Branford where Edward Frisbie lived, and in his generation. The marriage is recorded there on 24 June 1655 of Francis Lindsly to Susanna Culpepper. They moved shortly to Newark, N.J., with the Branford contingent which founded that town. Since there was one Culpepper girl early in Branford, there could have been two sisters of the name. The eldest child of Edward Frisbie was born 1650, five years before Susanna Culpepper married, and the name Culpepper crops out in two branches of his descendants. In Branford there was no family of the name, but the Culpepper girl or girls may well have been brought there by a mother and stepfather. In short, some one of the Branford settlers may have married a widow Culpepper. The case is unproved but very suggestive.

The Smith-Steiner account flatly states that Samuel Frisbie married for his second wife, Lydia Culpepper, and that she was mother of Culpepper Frisbie. This seems to have been a sheer guess, based on the name given to the first son of the marriage. Branford Vital Records contain the entry of marriage of Samuel Frisbie on 5 Dec 1728 to Lydia Palmer. This Samuel's first wife had died nine months previously. 
Research note18 Aug 2011 The Culpeper/Culpepper Sisters of 17th Century Connecticut
By Lew Griffin2 and Warren Culpepper3

Numerous sources suggest that there were one or more Culpeper (Culpepper) sisters living in Connecticut in the mid 17th century. The reported sisters include Hannah, Susanna and Abigail.

Susanna Culpeper
Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut married Francis Lindsly on 24 Jun 1655 in Branford, New Haven Colony (now New Haven Co., CT). It was once speculated that she was the daughter of John Culpeper the Merchant, born 1606. The speculation is based on the fact that he was the right age to have been her father, and was thought to have had business dealings in New England and Virginia. It is possible that he lived in New England for a while, although he seems to have left few if any records there.
     Based upon the preceding article by Donald Jacobus, it seems more likely that Susanna was the daughter of a Culpeper widow in England who remarried there and immigrated to Branfordw with her new husband and daughter at the time of its founding in 1644, or shortly thereafter. The identity of which Culpeper family this was in England is a mystery.

Hannah Culpeper
There appears to be a Hannah Rose who married Edward Frisbee but her surname is in doubt. She was long believed to be a Culpeper, but see the information below on Edward Frisbee for a different view in which it is suggested that her surname was Rose. If she were a Culpeper, then she probably shared the same parents.

Abigail Culpeper
Abigail Culpeper of Connecticut probably never existed, but was the subject of some speculation in an old book on the Frisbee line in which Abigail was reportedly the wife of John Frisbee. She is acknowledged here only to try to dispel the myth.

Edward Frisbee
According to the Frisbee-Frisbie-Frisby Family Genealogy, by Olin E. Frisbee, John and Francis Linsley, and Edward Frisbee, were among the first settlers in Branford, CT, in 1644, then called New Haven Colony. But no one named Culpepper was on that list. Edward Frisbee, however, was said to have been born in the Virginia Colony about 1620 and later moved to CT.

According to Bullard and Allied Families, by Edgar J. Bullard (Private Publisher, Detroit 1930), starting at page 79: The surname Frisbee was well established in several counties in England by the middle of the thirteenth century. It is of local origin, showing that those who first adopted it were residents of Frisby, a chapelry in County Leicester, and from there the name has spread into all parts of England. The Connecticut Frisbee's are descendants of Edward and John Frisbee, for whom long established tradition claims a Welsh origin. Both were signers of the Plantation and Church Covenant of the town of Branford, Connecticut, in January, 1668, and both became progenitors of families which have been powerful and influential in the history of Connecticut.

Edward Frisbee, with his wife, Hannah, entered his name for land in Branford in 1645. So far as records show, he had but one known wife, who was named Hannah, whom he married in 1644. There are circumstantial reasons for believing that her maiden name was Culpepper, though absolute proof is lacking. The recent Frisbee Genealogy erred in assigning so many wives to him. As a matter of fact, Frances England, one of the wives assigned to him, was wife of Edward Hitchcock. (Recorded in Branford, Connecticut.) He must have been an extensive landowner and acquired much additional property, since the conditions in his will, dated October 25, 1689, disposes of many valuable tracts in different parts of the town.

He was a Congregationalist of the early Puritan type, though less narrow and apparently more tolerant than many of his contemporaries. His estate was inventoried May 26, 1690, and his signature on the will showed the spelling of the name was "Frisbye." His large family of eleven children displayed marked traits of character and ability, and their descendants in succeeding generations include many distinguished members.

He died May 10, 1690, at Branford, Connecticut. His children were:

     1. John Frisbee, b. July 17, 1650; d. 1694; m. 1674, Ruth Bowers.
     2. Edward Frisbee, b. July 11, 1652; died young.
     3. Samuel Frisbee, b. Oct. 18, 1654; d. 1681; m. Rebecca Potter.
     4. Benonia Frisbee, b. 1656; d. 1700; m. Hannah Rose.
     5. Abigail Frisbee, b. Oct. 7, 1657; m. 1691, William Hoadley, Jr.
     6. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Oct. 28, 1659. (See following.)
     7. Josiah Frisbee, b. Jan. 19, 1661; d. Mar. 3, 1712; unmarried.
     8. Caleb Frisbee, b. 1667; d. Oct. 12, 1737.
     9. Hannah Frisbee, b. 1669; d. Sept. 27, 1723; m. Nathaniel Harrison.
     10. Ebenezer Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; d. 1714; m. Mary Harrington.
     11. Silence Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; m. Joshua Austin.

Second Generation
Jonathan Frisbee (6), son of Edward and Hannah

Jonathan Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, October 28, 1659, and died April 7, 1695. He married about 1685, Mary, daughter of William Hoadley of Branford. (See Hoadley I.) Jonathan Frisbee was active in the town's affairs and held many offices in the early days of the settlement. His children, born in Branford, were:

     1. Mary Frisbee, b. Jan. 1, 1686. Daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Hoadley) Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, January 1, 1686, and died December 8, 1760, in East Haven. She married about 1708, Samuel Goodsell, born February 28, 1864-5, died May 30, 1745, at East Haven, Connecticut.
     2. Elizabeth Frisbee, b. Aug. 17, 1689; m. Samuel Baldwin.
     3. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Aug. 15, 1691; d. 1722; m. 1713, Thankful Foote.
     4. Hannah Frisbee, b. Aug. 14, 1693; m. Nathaniel Foote.
     5. Abiel Frisbee, b. May 26, 1695; d. 1745; m. 1722, Elizabeth Rogers.

References--Frisbee
     "Americana," Vol. XIX, p. 465.
     Atwater's "History of the Colony of New Haven, Connecticut" (1902), p. 612.
     "Frisbie Genealogy," by Edward Frisbie, D. D. (1919), pp. 16-27.
     Research by Donald Lines Jacobus, New Haven, Connecticut.


AN EXAMINATION OF THE CULPEPPER-FRISBEE CONNECTION

Culpeppers and Frisbees were neighbors in Virginia. Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA owned land on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk County (see deeds posted on his web page). Based on the following abstract from Cavaliers and Pioneers, vol. II, p. 286, he was a neighbor of James Frisbee:
     MR. THOMAS HODGIS, 707 acres, Lower Norfolk Co., on North side of the West branch of Elizabeth River., 21 Oct. 1684, p. 430. A branch dividing this and land of Richard Powell; adj. Thomas Hollowell; and John Bowles; on Langworth's Creek; 600 acres granted Jonathan Langworth, 6 Dec. 1638; assigned to Osmond Colchester and Walter Mitchell, 3 Oct. 1640, who gave letter of Atty. to Mathew Phillips, who sold to John Watkins, who gave by will to his wife Frances, and his son John, and by their consent sold to James Frisby, who bequeathed to his son James, who sold to said Hodgis; 107 acres for transportation of 2 persons: Wm. Ward; Best, a Negro.
     However, the connection, if any between James Frisby and Edward Frisbee is unknown, and there is no known connection between them and the Culpepers beyond the unsupported speculation that Edward married Hannah Culpeper.

James Frisbee and family moved from Virginia to Maryland. On 6 Jul 2005, Pat Clare4 submitted the following
from the Maryland Calendar of Wills:
     "Jas. Frisby, Sr., Sassafras River, Baltimore Co., will dated 22 Dec 1673; proved 12 Oct 1674. To wife Mary, home plantation during life. To 3 sons, viz, James, William, and Thomas, equally, 'Swan Point;' 150 acres on north side Sassafras River, and 600 acres on Elizabeth River, Va; also home plantation at death of wife afsd. To dau. Mary, personalty. Ex.: Wife Mary and son James afsd. Test: Abraham Stran, Nich. Dorell. 2 11. "
     This puts his land on the Elizabeth River in VA... I follow several Norfolk families and think they were part of an exodus to MD early on.
     Bill Russell5 comments: "Since this Frisby/Frisbee family were merchant traders with shipping interests, you would expect to find them around areas of seaborn trading. Although the will says Baltimore County, the Sassafras River runs between Cecil and Kent Counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore and a Swan Point was in Kent County. Parts of Baltimore County and Kent County were taken to form Cecil County in 1674. I am assuming that the land on the Sassafras may have been in what became Cecil County as it says north side, but that could be checked against deeds and is outside the scope of my interests. It would indicate, however, that anyone wanting to follow these people in Maryland may want to look at Cecil County instead of Baltimore County as the land apparently changed counties within months of the will.

Like the Culpepers, the Frisbee family were merchants engaged in the tobacco trade. Bill Russell says,"Anne Frisby of Cambridge, England shows up in English shipping records as an importer of tobacco and is the earliest woman I have seen identified as a merchant. I suspect that the she was related to the Frisbees in Norfolk, VA and the is part of the pattern of establishing relatives at points in the colonies to act as agents. James Frisby shows up in 1672 as a Virginia merchant bringing tobacco into England and a James Frisby of Virginia is mentioned as master of the ship Young Merchant in 1709. That ship was engaged in trade with America, England, and Africa."
     However, the connection, if any between Anne Frisby and James or Edward Frisbee is unknown.

Edward Frisbee's wife, Hannah, was most likely a "Rose", not a "Culpeper". On 3 Jan 1998, Jim Taylor6 wrote: "Edward Frisbee was the son of Richard Frisbee of London who moved to Virginia in 1619. Edward, called "the Immigrant" was driven from Virginia because he was a Puritan; moved to Branford, CT; entered his name for a lot in the town in 1645. Died there May 10, 1690. His first wife was Abagail----; his second Hanna Rose with whom he had eleven children. Hanna Rose was the daughter of one Robert Rose of Ipswitch, England who settled in Watertown Mass in 1634 and moved to Wetherfield, CT in 1637. The records on this were compiled within the last 50 years by my father's mother or sister, I'm not sure which, and handed on to me. There is no ambiguity about Edward and his two wives however, nor about the lengthy list of their children and their descendants, though of course there's always the possibility of an error. Interestingly, Edward's home, which he left to his two daughters Silence and Abagail in his 1689 will, still stands in Branford, CT and is a state landmark."

Culpeper, Ingolbritson and Frisbee Connection in Maryland? John Culpepper of Maryland was apparently in Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties, MD. Bartholomew Ingolbritson (who in Norfolk, VA witnessed deeds of Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA) also shows up in Anne Arundel County, MD, and well as in Norfolk, VA. Anne Arundel is south of Baltimore County, and Calvert County is south of Anne Arundel. If a connection could be found between Ingolbritson, Culpepper, and Frisbee, in Maryland, that would truly be interesting. But the names may not be matching up time-wise. More research is needed.2 

Family

Edward Frisbee (say 1620 - )
Marriage*say 1651 She married Edward Frisbee say 1651. 
Last Edited4 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. Branford, Connecticut. (2011, August 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:54, August 20, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Branford,_Connecticut&oldid=444611328.
  2. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  3. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written 6Jul 2005 to Culpepper Connections from Pat Clare, e-mail address.
  5. E-mail written 1999-2011 to Culpepper Connections from William A. 'Bill' Russell, Alexandria, VA, e-mail address (Sep 2011).
  6. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from James Harlan 'Jim' Taylor (Frisbee descendant), Santa Barbara, CA, e-mail address.

Edward Frisbee

Male, #10422, (say 1620 - )
Birth*say 1620 Edward was born at Virginia say 1620. 
Residence*say 1650 He and Hannah Rose resided at Branford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, say 1650.
     An area called "Totoket", which became Branford, was part of the land bought from the Mattabesech Indians in 1638 by the first settlers of New Haven. The Dutch set up a trading post at the mouth of the Branford River in the 17th century, the source of the name "Dutch Wharf." The town was established in 1644 and its name is said to be derived from the town of Brentford, England. (New Haven Colony was an English colonial venture in present-day Connecticut until it was merged into Connecticut Colony in 1662.)1 
Marriage*say 1651 He married Hannah Rose say 1651. 
Research note*1957 The Wife of Edward Frisbie of Branford, Conn.
By Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., F.A.S.G.
The American Genealogist, Volume 33 (1957), pages 63-64

In 1904 Dr. Bernard C. Steiner contributed Ralph Dunning Smith's account of the Frisbie family to the New England Hist. and Gen. Register, where it was published in vol. 58, pp. 178-184. This account gives to Edward Frisbie of Branford a single wife, Hannah stating that she joined the church in 1687/8. That would seem to be a very late date for her to join the church, as her children were born 1650 to 1672. The same account states that her daughter Hannah Frisbie joined the church in 1699, but that is incorrect because she had married Nathaniel Harrison prior to 1690 when their first child was born. Apparently considerable guessing was done. It would seem more likely that it was the daughter Hannah (born ca. 1669) who joined 1687/8, and that it was Hannah wife of Caleb, whose first child was born 1698, who joined in 1699.

I have not seen in the original Branford records, which I have searched many times, including a page by page inspection of the first two volumes of combined town, land and vital records, any mention of the name of Edward Frisbie's wife. In 1925 in my account of the early Frisbies in New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vol. 3, p. 626, I followed the Smith-Steiner account in regard to the first name Hannah, as I had not at that time made a thorough study of Branford records, and I was perhaps influenced by the fact that three sons and two daughters of Edward Frisbie all named a daughter Hannah. In my account, I gave the maiden name of his wife in square brackets, which meant hypothetically, as Culpepper. The purpose of the present paper is to state the reasons for this hypothesis.

In 1926, the year after my account appeared, a Frisbee-Frisbie genealogy was published which is not accessible to me at the moment, but I think I am correct in stating that it calmly assigns three wives to Edward Frisbie: Hannah, Abigail, and Frances England, all without citation of any record evidence. As for the last named, John England died 30 Nov 1655 at Branford, and Frances England his widow married there 20 May 1656 Edward Hitchcock, who was of New Haven. He soon died and she married third, Sept. 1663, Thomas Johnson. She had no children by her last two husbands, and the records seem to be silent as to any children by England. Apparently someone bungled badly in reading the record of her second marriage and made Edward a Frisbie instead of a Hitchcock. The statement of three wives for Edward Frisbie has been often followed but is unproved.

1. Edward Frisbie md. Hannah (Culpepper?)

1.1. Ebenezer Frisbie, b. 1672, md. Mary (prob. Harrington)
1.1.1. Samuel Frisbie, b. 1701, md. (2nd) Lydia Palmer
1.1.1.1. Culpepper Frisbie, b. 1733

1.2. Benoi Frisbie md. Hannah Rose
1.2.1. Ebenezer Frisbie, b.c. 1682, d. 1764, md. Hannah Page
1.2.1.1. Sarah Frisbie md. William Hoadley
1.2.1.1.1. William Hoadley, b. 1734 md. Ester Porter
1.2.1.1.1.1. Culpepper Hoadley, b. 1764

The only common ancestress we have been able to find for Culpepper Frisbie and Culpepper Hoadley in the above chart is the wife of Edward Frisbie. Surely her grandson Samuel Frisbie might have named a son for her. The William Hoadley who named a son Culpepper was 30 when his grandfather Ebenezer Frisbie died, so certainly there was opportunity for him to learn that his grandfather Frisbie's grandmother was a Culpepper if such was the case. William Hoadley may also have known his mother's second cousin Culpepper Frisbie who was close to himself in age.

The name Culpepper is virtually unknown in early New England and is not found in Savage. It therefore seems very significant that it is found in Branford where Edward Frisbie lived, and in his generation. The marriage is recorded there on 24 June 1655 of Francis Lindsly to Susanna Culpepper. They moved shortly to Newark, N.J., with the Branford contingent which founded that town. Since there was one Culpepper girl early in Branford, there could have been two sisters of the name. The eldest child of Edward Frisbie was born 1650, five years before Susanna Culpepper married, and the name Culpepper crops out in two branches of his descendants. In Branford there was no family of the name, but the Culpepper girl or girls may well have been brought there by a mother and stepfather. In short, some one of the Branford settlers may have married a widow Culpepper. The case is unproved but very suggestive.

The Smith-Steiner account flatly states that Samuel Frisbie married for his second wife, Lydia Culpepper, and that she was mother of Culpepper Frisbie. This seems to have been a sheer guess, based on the name given to the first son of the marriage. Branford Vital Records contain the entry of marriage of Samuel Frisbie on 5 Dec 1728 to Lydia Palmer. This Samuel's first wife had died nine months previously. 
Research note18 Aug 2011 The Culpeper/Culpepper Sisters of 17th Century Connecticut
By Lew Griffin2 and Warren Culpepper3

Numerous sources suggest that there were one or more Culpeper (Culpepper) sisters living in Connecticut in the mid 17th century. The reported sisters include Hannah, Susanna and Abigail.

Susanna Culpeper
Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut married Francis Lindsly on 24 Jun 1655 in Branford, New Haven Colony (now New Haven Co., CT). It was once speculated that she was the daughter of John Culpeper the Merchant, born 1606. The speculation is based on the fact that he was the right age to have been her father, and was thought to have had business dealings in New England and Virginia. It is possible that he lived in New England for a while, although he seems to have left few if any records there.
     Based upon the preceding article by Donald Jacobus, it seems more likely that Susanna was the daughter of a Culpeper widow in England who remarried there and immigrated to Branfordw with her new husband and daughter at the time of its founding in 1644, or shortly thereafter. The identity of which Culpeper family this was in England is a mystery.

Hannah Culpeper
There appears to be a Hannah Rose who married Edward Frisbee but her surname is in doubt. She was long believed to be a Culpeper, but see the information below on Edward Frisbee for a different view in which it is suggested that her surname was Rose. If she were a Culpeper, then she probably shared the same parents.

Abigail Culpeper
Abigail Culpeper of Connecticut probably never existed, but was the subject of some speculation in an old book on the Frisbee line in which Abigail was reportedly the wife of John Frisbee. She is acknowledged here only to try to dispel the myth.

Edward Frisbee
According to the Frisbee-Frisbie-Frisby Family Genealogy, by Olin E. Frisbee, John and Francis Linsley, and Edward Frisbee, were among the first settlers in Branford, CT, in 1644, then called New Haven Colony. But no one named Culpepper was on that list. Edward Frisbee, however, was said to have been born in the Virginia Colony about 1620 and later moved to CT.

According to Bullard and Allied Families, by Edgar J. Bullard (Private Publisher, Detroit 1930), starting at page 79: The surname Frisbee was well established in several counties in England by the middle of the thirteenth century. It is of local origin, showing that those who first adopted it were residents of Frisby, a chapelry in County Leicester, and from there the name has spread into all parts of England. The Connecticut Frisbee's are descendants of Edward and John Frisbee, for whom long established tradition claims a Welsh origin. Both were signers of the Plantation and Church Covenant of the town of Branford, Connecticut, in January, 1668, and both became progenitors of families which have been powerful and influential in the history of Connecticut.

Edward Frisbee, with his wife, Hannah, entered his name for land in Branford in 1645. So far as records show, he had but one known wife, who was named Hannah, whom he married in 1644. There are circumstantial reasons for believing that her maiden name was Culpepper, though absolute proof is lacking. The recent Frisbee Genealogy erred in assigning so many wives to him. As a matter of fact, Frances England, one of the wives assigned to him, was wife of Edward Hitchcock. (Recorded in Branford, Connecticut.) He must have been an extensive landowner and acquired much additional property, since the conditions in his will, dated October 25, 1689, disposes of many valuable tracts in different parts of the town.

He was a Congregationalist of the early Puritan type, though less narrow and apparently more tolerant than many of his contemporaries. His estate was inventoried May 26, 1690, and his signature on the will showed the spelling of the name was "Frisbye." His large family of eleven children displayed marked traits of character and ability, and their descendants in succeeding generations include many distinguished members.

He died May 10, 1690, at Branford, Connecticut. His children were:

     1. John Frisbee, b. July 17, 1650; d. 1694; m. 1674, Ruth Bowers.
     2. Edward Frisbee, b. July 11, 1652; died young.
     3. Samuel Frisbee, b. Oct. 18, 1654; d. 1681; m. Rebecca Potter.
     4. Benonia Frisbee, b. 1656; d. 1700; m. Hannah Rose.
     5. Abigail Frisbee, b. Oct. 7, 1657; m. 1691, William Hoadley, Jr.
     6. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Oct. 28, 1659. (See following.)
     7. Josiah Frisbee, b. Jan. 19, 1661; d. Mar. 3, 1712; unmarried.
     8. Caleb Frisbee, b. 1667; d. Oct. 12, 1737.
     9. Hannah Frisbee, b. 1669; d. Sept. 27, 1723; m. Nathaniel Harrison.
     10. Ebenezer Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; d. 1714; m. Mary Harrington.
     11. Silence Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; m. Joshua Austin.

Second Generation
Jonathan Frisbee (6), son of Edward and Hannah

Jonathan Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, October 28, 1659, and died April 7, 1695. He married about 1685, Mary, daughter of William Hoadley of Branford. (See Hoadley I.) Jonathan Frisbee was active in the town's affairs and held many offices in the early days of the settlement. His children, born in Branford, were:

     1. Mary Frisbee, b. Jan. 1, 1686. Daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Hoadley) Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, January 1, 1686, and died December 8, 1760, in East Haven. She married about 1708, Samuel Goodsell, born February 28, 1864-5, died May 30, 1745, at East Haven, Connecticut.
     2. Elizabeth Frisbee, b. Aug. 17, 1689; m. Samuel Baldwin.
     3. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Aug. 15, 1691; d. 1722; m. 1713, Thankful Foote.
     4. Hannah Frisbee, b. Aug. 14, 1693; m. Nathaniel Foote.
     5. Abiel Frisbee, b. May 26, 1695; d. 1745; m. 1722, Elizabeth Rogers.

References--Frisbee
     "Americana," Vol. XIX, p. 465.
     Atwater's "History of the Colony of New Haven, Connecticut" (1902), p. 612.
     "Frisbie Genealogy," by Edward Frisbie, D. D. (1919), pp. 16-27.
     Research by Donald Lines Jacobus, New Haven, Connecticut.


AN EXAMINATION OF THE CULPEPPER-FRISBEE CONNECTION

Culpeppers and Frisbees were neighbors in Virginia. Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA owned land on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk County (see deeds posted on his web page). Based on the following abstract from Cavaliers and Pioneers, vol. II, p. 286, he was a neighbor of James Frisbee:
     MR. THOMAS HODGIS, 707 acres, Lower Norfolk Co., on North side of the West branch of Elizabeth River., 21 Oct. 1684, p. 430. A branch dividing this and land of Richard Powell; adj. Thomas Hollowell; and John Bowles; on Langworth's Creek; 600 acres granted Jonathan Langworth, 6 Dec. 1638; assigned to Osmond Colchester and Walter Mitchell, 3 Oct. 1640, who gave letter of Atty. to Mathew Phillips, who sold to John Watkins, who gave by will to his wife Frances, and his son John, and by their consent sold to James Frisby, who bequeathed to his son James, who sold to said Hodgis; 107 acres for transportation of 2 persons: Wm. Ward; Best, a Negro.
     However, the connection, if any between James Frisby and Edward Frisbee is unknown, and there is no known connection between them and the Culpepers beyond the unsupported speculation that Edward married Hannah Culpeper.

James Frisbee and family moved from Virginia to Maryland. On 6 Jul 2005, Pat Clare4 submitted the following
from the Maryland Calendar of Wills:
     "Jas. Frisby, Sr., Sassafras River, Baltimore Co., will dated 22 Dec 1673; proved 12 Oct 1674. To wife Mary, home plantation during life. To 3 sons, viz, James, William, and Thomas, equally, 'Swan Point;' 150 acres on north side Sassafras River, and 600 acres on Elizabeth River, Va; also home plantation at death of wife afsd. To dau. Mary, personalty. Ex.: Wife Mary and son James afsd. Test: Abraham Stran, Nich. Dorell. 2 11. "
     This puts his land on the Elizabeth River in VA... I follow several Norfolk families and think they were part of an exodus to MD early on.
     Bill Russell5 comments: "Since this Frisby/Frisbee family were merchant traders with shipping interests, you would expect to find them around areas of seaborn trading. Although the will says Baltimore County, the Sassafras River runs between Cecil and Kent Counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore and a Swan Point was in Kent County. Parts of Baltimore County and Kent County were taken to form Cecil County in 1674. I am assuming that the land on the Sassafras may have been in what became Cecil County as it says north side, but that could be checked against deeds and is outside the scope of my interests. It would indicate, however, that anyone wanting to follow these people in Maryland may want to look at Cecil County instead of Baltimore County as the land apparently changed counties within months of the will.

Like the Culpepers, the Frisbee family were merchants engaged in the tobacco trade. Bill Russell says,"Anne Frisby of Cambridge, England shows up in English shipping records as an importer of tobacco and is the earliest woman I have seen identified as a merchant. I suspect that the she was related to the Frisbees in Norfolk, VA and the is part of the pattern of establishing relatives at points in the colonies to act as agents. James Frisby shows up in 1672 as a Virginia merchant bringing tobacco into England and a James Frisby of Virginia is mentioned as master of the ship Young Merchant in 1709. That ship was engaged in trade with America, England, and Africa."
     However, the connection, if any between Anne Frisby and James or Edward Frisbee is unknown.

Edward Frisbee's wife, Hannah, was most likely a "Rose", not a "Culpeper". On 3 Jan 1998, Jim Taylor6 wrote: "Edward Frisbee was the son of Richard Frisbee of London who moved to Virginia in 1619. Edward, called "the Immigrant" was driven from Virginia because he was a Puritan; moved to Branford, CT; entered his name for a lot in the town in 1645. Died there May 10, 1690. His first wife was Abagail----; his second Hanna Rose with whom he had eleven children. Hanna Rose was the daughter of one Robert Rose of Ipswitch, England who settled in Watertown Mass in 1634 and moved to Wetherfield, CT in 1637. The records on this were compiled within the last 50 years by my father's mother or sister, I'm not sure which, and handed on to me. There is no ambiguity about Edward and his two wives however, nor about the lengthy list of their children and their descendants, though of course there's always the possibility of an error. Interestingly, Edward's home, which he left to his two daughters Silence and Abagail in his 1689 will, still stands in Branford, CT and is a state landmark."

Culpeper, Ingolbritson and Frisbee Connection in Maryland? John Culpepper of Maryland was apparently in Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties, MD. Bartholomew Ingolbritson (who in Norfolk, VA witnessed deeds of Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA) also shows up in Anne Arundel County, MD, and well as in Norfolk, VA. Anne Arundel is south of Baltimore County, and Calvert County is south of Anne Arundel. If a connection could be found between Ingolbritson, Culpepper, and Frisbee, in Maryland, that would truly be interesting. But the names may not be matching up time-wise. More research is needed.2 

Family

Hannah Rose (say 1631 - )
Last Edited16 Nov 2011

Citations

  1. Branford, Connecticut. (2011, August 13). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:54, August 20, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Branford,_Connecticut&oldid=444611328.
  2. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  3. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written 6Jul 2005 to Culpepper Connections from Pat Clare, e-mail address.
  5. E-mail written 1999-2011 to Culpepper Connections from William A. 'Bill' Russell, Alexandria, VA, e-mail address (Sep 2011).
  6. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from James Harlan 'Jim' Taylor (Frisbee descendant), Santa Barbara, CA, e-mail address.

Abigail Culpeper of Connecticut

Female, #10423, (say 1635 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Colepeper. 
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1635 Abigail was born at England say 1635. She probably never existed, but was the subject of some speculation in an old book on the Frisbee line in which Abigail was reportedly the wife of John Frisbee. She is acknowledged here only to try to dispel the myth. More details below. 
Research note18 Aug 2011 The Culpeper/Culpepper Sisters of 17th Century Connecticut
By Lew Griffin1 and Warren Culpepper2

Numerous sources suggest that there were one or more Culpeper (Culpepper) sisters living in Connecticut in the mid 17th century. The reported sisters include Hannah, Susanna and Abigail.

Susanna Culpeper
Susanna Culpeper of Connecticut married Francis Lindsly on 24 Jun 1655 in Branford, New Haven Colony (now New Haven Co., CT). It was once speculated that she was the daughter of John Culpeper the Merchant, born 1606. The speculation is based on the fact that he was the right age to have been her father, and was thought to have had business dealings in New England and Virginia. It is possible that he lived in New England for a while, although he seems to have left few if any records there.
     Based upon the preceding article by Donald Jacobus, it seems more likely that Susanna was the daughter of a Culpeper widow in England who remarried there and immigrated to Branfordw with her new husband and daughter at the time of its founding in 1644, or shortly thereafter. The identity of which Culpeper family this was in England is a mystery.

Hannah Culpeper
There appears to be a Hannah Rose who married Edward Frisbee but her surname is in doubt. She was long believed to be a Culpeper, but see the information below on Edward Frisbee for a different view in which it is suggested that her surname was Rose. If she were a Culpeper, then she probably shared the same parents.

Abigail Culpeper
Abigail Culpeper of Connecticut probably never existed, but was the subject of some speculation in an old book on the Frisbee line in which Abigail was reportedly the wife of John Frisbee. She is acknowledged here only to try to dispel the myth.

Edward Frisbee
According to the Frisbee-Frisbie-Frisby Family Genealogy, by Olin E. Frisbee, John and Francis Linsley, and Edward Frisbee, were among the first settlers in Branford, CT, in 1644, then called New Haven Colony. But no one named Culpepper was on that list. Edward Frisbee, however, was said to have been born in the Virginia Colony about 1620 and later moved to CT.

According to Bullard and Allied Families, by Edgar J. Bullard (Private Publisher, Detroit 1930), starting at page 79: The surname Frisbee was well established in several counties in England by the middle of the thirteenth century. It is of local origin, showing that those who first adopted it were residents of Frisby, a chapelry in County Leicester, and from there the name has spread into all parts of England. The Connecticut Frisbee's are descendants of Edward and John Frisbee, for whom long established tradition claims a Welsh origin. Both were signers of the Plantation and Church Covenant of the town of Branford, Connecticut, in January, 1668, and both became progenitors of families which have been powerful and influential in the history of Connecticut.

Edward Frisbee, with his wife, Hannah, entered his name for land in Branford in 1645. So far as records show, he had but one known wife, who was named Hannah, whom he married in 1644. There are circumstantial reasons for believing that her maiden name was Culpepper, though absolute proof is lacking. The recent Frisbee Genealogy erred in assigning so many wives to him. As a matter of fact, Frances England, one of the wives assigned to him, was wife of Edward Hitchcock. (Recorded in Branford, Connecticut.) He must have been an extensive landowner and acquired much additional property, since the conditions in his will, dated October 25, 1689, disposes of many valuable tracts in different parts of the town.

He was a Congregationalist of the early Puritan type, though less narrow and apparently more tolerant than many of his contemporaries. His estate was inventoried May 26, 1690, and his signature on the will showed the spelling of the name was "Frisbye." His large family of eleven children displayed marked traits of character and ability, and their descendants in succeeding generations include many distinguished members.

He died May 10, 1690, at Branford, Connecticut. His children were:

     1. John Frisbee, b. July 17, 1650; d. 1694; m. 1674, Ruth Bowers.
     2. Edward Frisbee, b. July 11, 1652; died young.
     3. Samuel Frisbee, b. Oct. 18, 1654; d. 1681; m. Rebecca Potter.
     4. Benonia Frisbee, b. 1656; d. 1700; m. Hannah Rose.
     5. Abigail Frisbee, b. Oct. 7, 1657; m. 1691, William Hoadley, Jr.
     6. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Oct. 28, 1659. (See following.)
     7. Josiah Frisbee, b. Jan. 19, 1661; d. Mar. 3, 1712; unmarried.
     8. Caleb Frisbee, b. 1667; d. Oct. 12, 1737.
     9. Hannah Frisbee, b. 1669; d. Sept. 27, 1723; m. Nathaniel Harrison.
     10. Ebenezer Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; d. 1714; m. Mary Harrington.
     11. Silence Frisbee (twin), b. Sept. 5, 1672; m. Joshua Austin.

Second Generation
Jonathan Frisbee (6), son of Edward and Hannah

Jonathan Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, October 28, 1659, and died April 7, 1695. He married about 1685, Mary, daughter of William Hoadley of Branford. (See Hoadley I.) Jonathan Frisbee was active in the town's affairs and held many offices in the early days of the settlement. His children, born in Branford, were:

     1. Mary Frisbee, b. Jan. 1, 1686. Daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Hoadley) Frisbee, was born in Branford, Connecticut, January 1, 1686, and died December 8, 1760, in East Haven. She married about 1708, Samuel Goodsell, born February 28, 1864-5, died May 30, 1745, at East Haven, Connecticut.
     2. Elizabeth Frisbee, b. Aug. 17, 1689; m. Samuel Baldwin.
     3. Jonathan Frisbee, b. Aug. 15, 1691; d. 1722; m. 1713, Thankful Foote.
     4. Hannah Frisbee, b. Aug. 14, 1693; m. Nathaniel Foote.
     5. Abiel Frisbee, b. May 26, 1695; d. 1745; m. 1722, Elizabeth Rogers.

References--Frisbee
     "Americana," Vol. XIX, p. 465.
     Atwater's "History of the Colony of New Haven, Connecticut" (1902), p. 612.
     "Frisbie Genealogy," by Edward Frisbie, D. D. (1919), pp. 16-27.
     Research by Donald Lines Jacobus, New Haven, Connecticut.


AN EXAMINATION OF THE CULPEPPER-FRISBEE CONNECTION

Culpeppers and Frisbees were neighbors in Virginia. Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA owned land on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk County (see deeds posted on his web page). Based on the following abstract from Cavaliers and Pioneers, vol. II, p. 286, he was a neighbor of James Frisbee:
     MR. THOMAS HODGIS, 707 acres, Lower Norfolk Co., on North side of the West branch of Elizabeth River., 21 Oct. 1684, p. 430. A branch dividing this and land of Richard Powell; adj. Thomas Hollowell; and John Bowles; on Langworth's Creek; 600 acres granted Jonathan Langworth, 6 Dec. 1638; assigned to Osmond Colchester and Walter Mitchell, 3 Oct. 1640, who gave letter of Atty. to Mathew Phillips, who sold to John Watkins, who gave by will to his wife Frances, and his son John, and by their consent sold to James Frisby, who bequeathed to his son James, who sold to said Hodgis; 107 acres for transportation of 2 persons: Wm. Ward; Best, a Negro.
     However, the connection, if any between James Frisby and Edward Frisbee is unknown, and there is no known connection between them and the Culpepers beyond the unsupported speculation that Edward married Hannah Culpeper.

James Frisbee and family moved from Virginia to Maryland. On 6 Jul 2005, Pat Clare3 submitted the following
from the Maryland Calendar of Wills:
     "Jas. Frisby, Sr., Sassafras River, Baltimore Co., will dated 22 Dec 1673; proved 12 Oct 1674. To wife Mary, home plantation during life. To 3 sons, viz, James, William, and Thomas, equally, 'Swan Point;' 150 acres on north side Sassafras River, and 600 acres on Elizabeth River, Va; also home plantation at death of wife afsd. To dau. Mary, personalty. Ex.: Wife Mary and son James afsd. Test: Abraham Stran, Nich. Dorell. 2 11. "
     This puts his land on the Elizabeth River in VA... I follow several Norfolk families and think they were part of an exodus to MD early on.
     Bill Russell4 comments: "Since this Frisby/Frisbee family were merchant traders with shipping interests, you would expect to find them around areas of seaborn trading. Although the will says Baltimore County, the Sassafras River runs between Cecil and Kent Counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore and a Swan Point was in Kent County. Parts of Baltimore County and Kent County were taken to form Cecil County in 1674. I am assuming that the land on the Sassafras may have been in what became Cecil County as it says north side, but that could be checked against deeds and is outside the scope of my interests. It would indicate, however, that anyone wanting to follow these people in Maryland may want to look at Cecil County instead of Baltimore County as the land apparently changed counties within months of the will.

Like the Culpepers, the Frisbee family were merchants engaged in the tobacco trade. Bill Russell says,"Anne Frisby of Cambridge, England shows up in English shipping records as an importer of tobacco and is the earliest woman I have seen identified as a merchant. I suspect that the she was related to the Frisbees in Norfolk, VA and the is part of the pattern of establishing relatives at points in the colonies to act as agents. James Frisby shows up in 1672 as a Virginia merchant bringing tobacco into England and a James Frisby of Virginia is mentioned as master of the ship Young Merchant in 1709. That ship was engaged in trade with America, England, and Africa."
     However, the connection, if any between Anne Frisby and James or Edward Frisbee is unknown.

Edward Frisbee's wife, Hannah, was most likely a "Rose", not a "Culpeper". On 3 Jan 1998, Jim Taylor5 wrote: "Edward Frisbee was the son of Richard Frisbee of London who moved to Virginia in 1619. Edward, called "the Immigrant" was driven from Virginia because he was a Puritan; moved to Branford, CT; entered his name for a lot in the town in 1645. Died there May 10, 1690. His first wife was Abagail----; his second Hanna Rose with whom he had eleven children. Hanna Rose was the daughter of one Robert Rose of Ipswitch, England who settled in Watertown Mass in 1634 and moved to Wetherfield, CT in 1637. The records on this were compiled within the last 50 years by my father's mother or sister, I'm not sure which, and handed on to me. There is no ambiguity about Edward and his two wives however, nor about the lengthy list of their children and their descendants, though of course there's always the possibility of an error. Interestingly, Edward's home, which he left to his two daughters Silence and Abagail in his 1689 will, still stands in Branford, CT and is a state landmark."

Culpeper, Ingolbritson and Frisbee Connection in Maryland? John Culpepper of Maryland was apparently in Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties, MD. Bartholomew Ingolbritson (who in Norfolk, VA witnessed deeds of Henry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk Co., VA) also shows up in Anne Arundel County, MD, and well as in Norfolk, VA. Anne Arundel is south of Baltimore County, and Calvert County is south of Anne Arundel. If a connection could be found between Ingolbritson, Culpepper, and Frisbee, in Maryland, that would truly be interesting. But the names may not be matching up time-wise. More research is needed.1 
Last Edited18 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), Phoenix, AZ, e-mail address.
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  3. E-mail written 6Jul 2005 to Culpepper Connections from Pat Clare, e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written 1999-2011 to Culpepper Connections from William A. 'Bill' Russell, Alexandria, VA, e-mail address (Sep 2011).
  5. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from James Harlan 'Jim' Taylor (Frisbee descendant), Santa Barbara, CA, e-mail address.

Reynold Alleyne

Male, #10424, (after 1639 - say 1676)
Father*Reynold Alleyne of Barbados (b Aug 1609 - 17 Dec 1651)
Mother*Mary Skeete of Barbados (s 1618 - )
Birth*after 1639 Reynold was born after 1639. 
Death of Father17 Dec 1651 His father Reynold Alleyne of Barbados died on 17 Dec 1651 at Barbados
Death*say 1676 He died at Saint Philip, Barbados, say 1676. 
Biography* In his will dated 25 Oct 1675 and proved 27 Apr 1676, Reynold names: Eliza Streat Jr, Edward Streat Jr, & Frances Streat - money due of their fa Edward Streat; sis Mary Rouse for her chn; Margaret Streat; sis Elizabeth Allens; br Abell Allens; Allin Culpepper; Francis Culpepper; William Deth; Joseph James; nephew Reynold Allen - Xtr. signed Reynold Allen. Wit: Edward Streat sworn 5 Apr 1675/6, James Keith Gent. ("Streat" is shown elsewhere as "Skeete"; and "Allen(s)" and "Allin" are shown as "Alleyne.") 
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Lt. Bix Alleyne of Barbados

Male, #10425, (after 1639 - )
Father*Reynold Alleyne of Barbados (b Aug 1609 - 17 Dec 1651)
Mother*Mary Skeete of Barbados (s 1618 - )
Birth*after 1639 Bix was born after 1639. 
Marriage* He married Priscilla Benson of Barbados

Family

Priscilla Benson of Barbados (say 1641 - )
Last Edited14 Sep 2002

Priscilla Benson of Barbados

Female, #10426, (say 1641 - )
Married Name Her married name was Alleyne. 
Marriage* She married Lt. Bix Alleyne of Barbados
Birth*say 1641 Priscilla was born say 1641. 

Family

Lt. Bix Alleyne of Barbados (after 1639 - )
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

Abel Alleyne of Barbados1

Male, #10427, (after 1639 - )
Father*Reynold Alleyne of Barbados (b Aug 1609 - 17 Dec 1651)
Mother*Mary Skeete of Barbados (s 1618 - )
Birth*after 1639 Abel was born after 1639. 
Marriage*12 Jan 1666 He married Elizabeth Denzy of Barbados at Saint John, Barbados, on 12 Jan 1666.1 

Family

Elizabeth Denzy of Barbados (before 27 Jul 1652 - 25 Sep 1706)
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Citations

  1. James C. Brandow, compiler, Genealogies of Barbados families: From Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 972.981 D29g.

Elizabeth Denzy of Barbados1

Female, #10428, (before 27 Jul 1652 - 25 Sep 1706)
Birth*before 27 Jul 1652 Elizabeth was born before 27 Jul 1652.1 
Baptism27 Jul 1652 She was baptized on 27 Jul 1652.1  
Marriage*12 Jan 1666 She married Abel Alleyne of Barbados at Saint John, Barbados, on 12 Jan 1666.1 
Married Name12 Jan 1666  As of 12 Jan 1666, her married name was Alleyne. 
Death*25 Sep 1706 She died at Saint James, Barbados, on 25 Sep 1706.1 

Family

Abel Alleyne of Barbados (after 1639 - )
Last Edited9 May 1999

Citations

  1. James C. Brandow, compiler, Genealogies of Barbados families: From Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 972.981 D29g.

Mary Alleyne of Barbados1

Female, #10429, (after 1639 - )
Father*Reynold Alleyne of Barbados (b Aug 1609 - 17 Dec 1651)
Mother*Mary Skeete of Barbados (s 1618 - )
Married Name Her married name was Rouse. 
Birth*after 1639 Mary was born after 1639. 
Marriage* She married Major Thomas Rouse of Barbados

Family

Major Thomas Rouse of Barbados (say 1637 - )
Last Edited5 Aug 2000

Citations

  1. James C. Brandow, compiler, Genealogies of Barbados families: From Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 972.981 D29g.

Major Thomas Rouse of Barbados1

Male, #10430, (say 1637 - )
Birth*say 1637 Thomas was born say 1637. 
Marriage* He married Mary Alleyne of Barbados

Family

Mary Alleyne of Barbados (after 1639 - )
Last Edited14 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. James C. Brandow, compiler, Genealogies of Barbados families: From Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 972.981 D29g.

Missouri Alabama Smith

Female, #10431, (circa 1849 - 1910)
Birth*circa 1849 Missouri was born circa 1849. 
Marriage*23 Aug 1865 She married Jacob Wright at Clarke Co., Alabama, on 23 Aug 1865. 
Married Name23 Aug 1865  As of 23 Aug 1865, her married name was Wright. 
Death*1910 She died in 1910. 

Family

Jacob Wright (12 Jul 1840 - 10 Sep 1910)
Last Edited29 Aug 2000

Peter Philen1

Male, #10432, (say 1760 - before Aug 1840)
Birth*say 1760 Peter was born at Ireland say 1760.2 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Peter Philen, born before 1760, died before 29 Feb 1836 AL, married Fereby ___, Private, South Carolina.)3 
Marriage*say 1783 He married Fereby (?) say 1783.2 
Birth of Soncirca 1802 His son Manassah Philen was born circa 1802. 
Death*before Aug 1840 He died at Wilcox Co., Alabama, before Aug 1840. 
Probate*Aug 1840 Probate action was taken on Peter's estate in Aug 1840 at Wilcox Co., Alabama
Biography* Peter Philen Sr. (Rec. revolutionary war pay in 1783 from South Carolina Militia.) Born, circa 1760, in Ireland ?. Died, circa 1840 (?), in Wilcox County, Alabama. Prob of Est: Aug 1840, in Wilcox Co., Alabama. Occupation: Farmer. 

Family

Fereby (?) (say 1762 - )
Marriage*say 1783 He married Fereby (?) say 1783.2 
Child
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. e-mail address, Dan Philen web site.
  2. E-mail written 12/28/1998 from Dave Barnes.
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.

Fereby (?)

Female, #10433, (say 1762 - )
Birth*say 1762 Fereby was born say 1762. 
Marriage*say 1783 She married Peter Philen say 1783.1 
Married Namesay 1783  As of say 1783, her married name was Philen. 
Birth of Soncirca 1802 Her son Manassah Philen was born circa 1802. 

Family

Peter Philen (say 1760 - before Aug 1840)
Child
Last Edited5 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 12/28/1998 from Dave Barnes.

Elizabeth Anne DeLoach1,2

Female, #10434, (say 1773 - )
Birth*say 1773 Elizabeth was born say 1773. 
Marriage*say 1794 She married Enoch Davis at North Carolina say 1794.1 
Married Namesay 1794  As of say 1794, her married name was Davis. 
Birth of Soncirca 1804 Her son Johnson Davis was born circa 1804 at Halifax Co., North Carolina

Family

Enoch Davis (12 Jul 1768 - 12 Aug 1858)
Children
Last Edited4 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. E-mail written 12/28/1998 from Dave Barnes.
  2. E-mail written 2000-2004 to Lew Griffin from Jan Selleck, 1405 Bogard Lane, Lewisville, TX 75077, Phone 214-366-6587, e-mail address.

Roy Raymond Culpepper1,2

Male, #10435, (20 Oct 1926 - 22 Oct 1967)
Father*Jefferson Thomas Culpepper (26 May 1888 - 30 Aug 1955)
Mother*Annie Florence Peterson (28 Sep 1890 - 10 Nov 1971)
Birth*20 Oct 1926 Roy was born at Piggott, Clay Co., Arkansas, on 20 Oct 1926.1,2 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Wilbur, Roy and Jewell was listed as a son in Jefferson Thomas Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Swain, Clay Co., Arkansas.3 
Relocationcirca 1938 He, as a family member, accompanied Jefferson Thomas Culpepper in relocating circa 1938; Wilbur and his brother Jewell left Arkansas in the late 1930's due to the impact of the depression on farming. Following a period of odd jobs, both were able to obtain good-paying factory jobs in Detroit. With good pay and a steady jobs, they were able to bring the rest of the family to Detroit to reside. This included their father and mother, Jeff and Florence; sisters Mary and Dorothy, and brother, Roy. Sisters, Alma and Wanda, married and remained in Arkansas. (From Michael Webb Culpepper's recollection of oral history.)4 
World War II*between 1943 and 1945 He served in World War II between 1943 and 1945
(US Army in Pacific.)1 
Death of Father30 Aug 1955 His father Jefferson Thomas Culpepper died on 30 Aug 1955 at Royal Oak, Oakland Co., Michigan.5 
Death*22 Oct 1967 He died at Warren, Macomb Co., Michigan, on 22 Oct 1967 at age 41.1 
Burial*circa 24 Oct 1967 His body was interred circa 24 Oct 1967 at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, Oakland Co., Michigan.1 

Family

Margie Ellen Cullum
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited19 Jul 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).
  2. Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) report, Elizabeth Ann 'Libby' Jenkins Stalter (Mrs. Royce Lynn Stalter) to Lew Griffin, 1999.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 11-34, Sheet 2-A, Page 287, No street address, Swain Township, Clay Co., AR
    Home owned, Value $1600, Radio=No. Farm=Yes
    J T Culpepper, Head, M, 41, M, md@23, TN/TN/TN, Farmer, Gen. farm, Vet=No
    Florence A Culpepper, Wife, F, 39, M, md@21, AR/Sweden/Sweden, Not employed
    Jewell W Culpepper, Son , M, 17, S, MO/TN/AR
    Wibur A Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, AR/TN/AR
    Alma H Culpepper, Dau, F, 13, AR/TN/AR
    Lawanda E Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, AR/TN/AR
    Marry E Culpepper, Dau, F, 6, AR/TN/AR
    Roy Culpepper, Son, M, 3, AR/TN/AR
    Dorothy Nell Culpepper, Dau, F, 1, AR/TN/AR.
  4. E-mail written Oct 2003 from Michael Webb Culpepper (#10453), Auburn Hills, MI, e-mail address.
  5. E-mail written Oct 2003 from Michael Webb Culpepper (#10453), Auburn Hills, MI, e-mail address.
    Cites autopsy report.

Douglas Roy Culpepper1

Male, #10436
Father*Roy Raymond Culpepper (20 Oct 1926 - 22 Oct 1967)
Mother*Margie Ellen Cullum

Family 1

Lynn Alison Westfall
Child

Family 2

Marianne Benson
Child
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Oct 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).

Christopher Lee Culpepper1

Male, #10437
Father*Douglas Roy Culpepper
Mother*Marianne Benson
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited5 Aug 1999

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).

Susan Anne Culpepper1

Female, #10438
Father*Roy Raymond Culpepper (20 Oct 1926 - 22 Oct 1967)
Mother*Margie Ellen Cullum

Family

Michael John Majcherek
ChartsBenjamin (son of Robert) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 May 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written 5 Jan 1999 to Lew Griffin from Susan Anne Culpepper (#10438).

Adelle Corine Simms1

Female, #10439, (2 Sep 1856 - 2 Jul 1921)
Father*Wiley Hartsfield Sims (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
Mother*Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling (6 Feb 1825 - a 1900)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Name Variation She was also known as Della. 
Birth*2 Sep 1856 Adelle was born at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia, on 2 Sep 1856.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Virginia, Robert, Mary, Charles, Wiley, Adelle and Jefferson was listed as a household member (Adel Corine Sims, 4, F, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims in the 1860 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.3 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Virginia, Charles, Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson, Emily and Clara was listed as a household member (Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1870 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Father3 Dec 1871 Her father Wiley Hartsfield Sims died on 3 Dec 1871 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia
Probate12 Dec 1871 Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson and Emily received property in Wiley Hartsfield Sims's will on 12 Dec 1871.5 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Adelle, Emily and Clara was listed as a daughter in Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling's household on the 1880 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.6 
1880 Census*1880 Adelle was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Adelle was listed as a sister in Clara Belle Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at White Springs, Hamilton Co., Florida.7 
Relocationsay 1911 She, as a family member, accompanied Clara Belle Simms in relocating say 1911 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia; After her husband Sterling's death in 1907, Clara remained on the farm in White Springs, FL for several more years. Then, at some unknown date between 1910 and 1920, she relocated to Atlanta with her daughters (Louise and Clara Belle) and sister (Adelle), and opened a boarding house at 704 Piedmont Avenue. Since most of White Springs burned in 1911, it is possible that the relocation occurred in the aftermath of that fire. 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Adelle and Mary was listed as a sister (Adele C. Sims, F, W, 60, S, GA, GA, GA) in Clara Belle Simms's household on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.8 
1920 Census*1920 Adelle was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
Death*2 Jul 1921 She died at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 2 Jul 1921 at age 64.9 
Biography* The 1880 census, siblings Charles, Adelle, Emma and Clara B. Simms are all living in the HH of their widowed mother, Virgina Sims.
     In the 1910 census, Adelle is living in White Spring, Hamilton Co., FL with her recently widowed sister, Clara Belle Simms Culpepper.
     In the 1920 census, Adelle is living in a boarding house in Atlanta run by her sister, Clara Belle.
     Adelle never married. 
ChartsWLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twnshp, page 236, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 64
    W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agent, RE=$15,000, PE=$21,000, GA
    V. J. Sims, 35, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA
    Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA
    Charles L. Sims, 11, M, GA
    John W. Sims, 8, M, GA
    Adel Corin Sims, 4, F, GA
    ? Sims, 2, M, GA.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 391, Unknown Townships, Antioch P.O., Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 127 of 236
    W. H. Sims, 59, M, Farmer, RE=$1600, PE=$800, GA
    V. J. Sims, 45, F, Keeping house, GA
    C. L. Sims, 20, M, Farm hand, GA
    W. S. Sims, 19, M, Farm hand, GA
    Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA
    J. D. Sims, 11, M, GA
    Emma Sims, 8, F, GA
    Clara Sims, 3, F, GA.
  5. Wiley H. Simms Probate File, (Transcribed by Warren Culpepper), Troup Co., GA Archives in LaGrange, Call No. Wiley Simms Folder/Loose.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  7. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 96, Sheet 12A, Lines 31-39, Scrub Town?, White Springs, Hamilton Co., FL
    Clara Culpepper, Head, F, 38, wid, ch 5/5, GA/NC/GA, Hotel Keeper
    Charlie Culpepper, Son, M, 19, S, FL/GA/GA
    Harry Culpepper, Son, M, 17, S, FL/GA/GA
    Clara Culpepper, Daughter, F, 15, S, FL/GA/GA
    Louise Culpepper, Daughter, F, 12, S, FL/GA/GA
    Sterling Culpepper, Son, M, 9, S, FL/GA/GA
    Della Sims, Sister, F, 43, S, GA/NC/GA, Hotel Housekeeper
    + two boarders.
  8. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    GA, Fulton Co., Atlanta, ED 134, page 7A; Ancestry.com image 13 of 32; Transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  9. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm

Tillah Ford

Female, #10440, (4 Nov 1896 - )
Birth*4 Nov 1896 Tillah was born on 4 Nov 1896. 
Married Name Her married name was Culpepper. 
Marriage*circa 1918 She married John Wesley Culpepper circa 1918. 
Birth of Son24 Oct 1919 Her son Dalton Culpepper was born on 24 Oct 1919 at Calvert City, Marshall Co., Kentucky.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Tillah was listed as John Wesley Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Marshall Co., Kentucky.2 
Birth of Son3 Nov 1926 Her son Gobel Wesley Culpepper was born on 3 Nov 1926 at Calvert City, Marshall Co., Kentucky.3,1,4 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Tillah was listed as John Wesley Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.3 
Birth of Son19 Mar 1933 Her son William Robert Culpepper was born on 19 Mar 1933 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.5 

Family

John Wesley Culpepper (11 Jul 1894 - Jan 1956)
Marriage*circa 1918 She married John Wesley Culpepper circa 1918. 
Children
Last Edited21 Aug 2010

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. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 165, Sheet 4A, Family 82, District 3, Marshall Co., KY
    J. W. Culpepper, Head, M, 24, Md, TN/TN/TN, Farmer
    Lilla Culpepper, Wife, F, 22, Md, KY/KY/KY
    Dutton Culpepper, Son, M, 2/12, KY/TN/KY.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    7328 Field Street, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
    Rent=$30, Radio=Y, Farm=N (Surname in census spelled Culpeber)
    John Culpepper, Head, 34, md @ 21, TN/TN/TN, Laborer at auto plant (ID: 9709)
    Tillie Culpepper, Wife, 32, md @ 19, KY/KY/KY
    Dalton Culpepper, Son, 10, KY/TN/KY
    Onada Culpepper, Daughter, 5, KY/TN/KY
    Goble Culpepper, Son, 3 8/12, KY/TN/KY
    Eliose Culpepper, Daughter, 1 6/12, MI/TN/KY
    Felix Garland, Boarder, 43, M, md @ 19, KY/KY/TN, Mechanic.
  4. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, compiler, Kentucky Birth Collection, 1852-1999, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788
    Gobel W. Culpepper was born 3 Nov 1926 in Marshall Co., KY, son of Tillah Ford.
  5. Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, compiler, US Public Records Index, Vol 2, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2010.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1732
  6. E-mail written 7 Aug 2010 to Warren Culpepper from Beverly June Culpepper (#61228), e-mail address.
  7. E-mail written 17 Feb 2010 to Warren Culpepper from Nancy Stevenson (#61216), e-mail address.