Benjamin Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA

Male, #3240, (circa 1792 - 9 Oct 1851)
Father*David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA (16 Dec 1768 - 21 Jul 1832)
Mother*Elizabeth Hogan (6 Mar 1775 - 9 Jan 1849)
DNA* Benjamin has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*circa 1792 Benjamin was born at Georgia circa 1792. 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(There were two Benjamin Culpeppers serving from Georgia, and it is not clear which of the following records belongs to which of the two possible Benjamin Culpeppers:
Benjamin Culpepper, Georgia Militia 3rd Regiment (Wimberley's)
Benjamin Culpepper, Georgia Militia, Freeman's Squadron's Cavalry.)1 
Marriage*circa 1819 He married Nancy Horne at Georgia circa 1819. 
Land Lottery*1821 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1821 at Smiths District, Laurens Co., Georgia,
lot 366-16 in Henry Co., GA.2 
Deed*Dec 1822 He was granted a deed in Dec 1822 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

Patsy Butler of Wilkinson Co. to Benjamin Culpepper of Laurens Co., for $150: 250 acres in Walton Co., Dist 1, Lot #36. Wit: Young Stokes.3 
Jury*Jul 1824 He served on a jury in Jul 1824 at Laurens Co., Georgia,
     Inferior Court. 
Deed24 Nov 1826 He witnessed a deed grant by Joel W. Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA and Mary Culpepper on 24 Nov 1826 at Laurens Co., Georgia,

Joel Culpepper of Laurens Co. to Nathan Tucker for $300: 100 acres of a tract granted to Thomas Fort. Wit: B. Culpepper, S. R. Smith. Polly Culpepper renounced before Justice of the Peace David R. Maddux her right of dower to the property on the following day.4 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Dooly Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1831 His son David Culpepper was born circa 1831 at Dooly Co., Georgia
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Dooly Co., Georgia,
lot 203/19/2 in what became Cobb Co., GA.6 
Death of Father21 Jul 1832 His father David Culpepper of Laurens Co. GA died on 21 Jul 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia.7 
Deed29 Apr 1837 He granted a deed on 29 Apr 1837 at Dooly Co., Georgia,

Benjamin Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA to William Bohannon of Dooly Co., GA for $150.00: Lot 213 in the 7th District, 213 acres, all except 50 acres, on the west side of Rudy Creek and south side of Long Branch. Recorded 18 May 1852.8 
Birth of Son14 May 1839 His son Rev. Benjamin Sampson Culpepper was born on 14 May 1839 at Dooly Co., Georgia
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Dooly Co., Georgia.9 
Miscellaneous*between 1840 and 1845 Benjamin was the appraiser for the estates of Orman Eubanks on 1 Jul 1840, Hardy D. Royals on 17 Jan 1843, Joel Dorsey on 26 Jan 1843, William Eubanks on 25 Aug 1843, and Edward Outlaw on 3 Oct 1845. 
Census*1845 He appeared on the census of 1845 at Dooly Co., Georgia.10 
Death of Mother9 Jan 1849 His mother Elizabeth Hogan died on 9 Jan 1849 at Dooly Co., Georgia.11 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Dooly Co., Georgia.12 
Tax roll*1851 Benjamin registered to pay taxes
     Benjamin Culpepper, Sr. of Dooly Co. District 7: 1 Poll, plus 6 Slaves, plus 490 acres in Lot 91 of District 8 in Warren Co. and 350.75 acres in Lot 214 of District 7 in Dooly Co.13 
Death*9 Oct 1851 He died at Dooly Co., Georgia, on 9 Oct 1851.14 
Guardian*Mar 1852 Following the death of Benjamin Culpepper of Dooly Co., GA, the court declared Martha Jane Culpepper and Rev. Benjamin Sampson Culpepper to be orphaned, and Montevallo Ray was appointed as guardian and then subsequently removed, and Dr. Robert Davis Sinclair was appointed as guardian in Mar 1852 at Georgia

     It appearing to the court at the March Term 1852 of this court Letters of Guardianship for the person and property of Benjamin Culpepper Junr orphan and minor of Benjamin Culpepper Senr was granted to Montraville Ray and whereas the said Montraville Ray has removed to parts unknown it is therefore ordered that Letters of Guardianship for the person and property of the said Benjamin Culpepper Junr Orphan as aforesaid ??? to Robert D. Sinclair on his giving bond and security in the sum of Sixteen Hundred Dollars.
     It appearing to the court that at the March Term 1852 of the court Letters of Guardianship for the person and property of Jane Culpepper orphan and minor of Benjamin Culpepper Senr deceased was granted to Montraville Ray and whereas the said Montraville Ray has removed to parts unknown the said Jane Culpepper being over fourteen years of age appeared in open court and made choice of Robert D. Sinclair for her guardian. It is therefore ordered that the said Robert D. Sinclair be and he is hereby appointed guarian of the person and property of the said Jane Culpepper on his giving bond and security in the sum of Sixteen Hundred Dollars

Minutes Book A 194
September Term 1852
Monday 6th Septbr

Whereas application has been made by Robert D. Sinclair administrator on the Estate of Benjamin Culpepper late of said county deceased for leave to sell all the Lands and Negroes belonging to said Estate of said deceased in terms of the statute in such cases made and provided and no objections having been filed and whereas it appearing further to this court that a proper divison of the Negroes belonging to said Estate can not be effected among and between the distributees of said Estate without a sale thereof and that a sale of the lands belonging to said Estate of the said deceased will be for the benefit of the heirs and distributees and creditors of said deceased be it therefore ordered by said Court that said administrator has leave to sell the Land and negroes belonging to said Estate of said deceased he first complying with the statute in such cases made and provided by giving notice of said sale (last two words missing from my copy.) 

Family

Nancy Horne (circa 1805 - )
Marriage*circa 1819 He married Nancy Horne at Georgia circa 1819. 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited12 Jun 2013

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1999.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281
  2. Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
  3. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book H, page 80.
  4. Laurens County Clerk, Laurens Co., GA Deeds, 1808-1884, Books A-S Transcribed by Lew Griffin from Microfilm , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 395,592 - 395,601.
    Book J, page 117.
  5. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 84, Unk Twp, Dooly Co., GA
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M30-40, 2 F0-5, 2 F5-10, 1 F20-30.
  6. Rev. S. Emmett Lucas Jr., The 1832 Gold Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1988, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
    Benjamin Culpepper, 535 District, Dooly Co., GA, drew lot 203/19/2 in what became Cobb Co., GA, 1832.
  7. E-mail written 2003-2009 to Culpepper Connections from Morris Pate Culpepper III (#60878), e-mail address (Jul 2012).
  8. Dooly County Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Deed Books A-F, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 366,674 et. al..
    Book B-148.
  9. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 97, District 7, Dooly Co., GA
    B. Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M40-50, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F40-50.
  10. Brigid S. Townsend, Georgia State Census Reports from Seven Counties, 1838-1845, R. J. Taylor Jr Foundation, Atlanta, GA, Library of Congress No. 75-10610 (Provided to Culpepper Connections by Morris P. Culpepper, III)

    Name, Free White Persons, Free White Males 6-16, Free White Females, Slaves
    Chadwell Culpepper, 11, 5, 1, 1
    James B. Culpepper, 3, 0, 0, 0
    Joel Culpepper, 7, 0, 3, 1
    David S. Culpepper, 8, 1, 0, 7
    Henry C. Culpepper, 4, 0, 0, 0
    Benjamin Culpepper, 9, 1, 2, 5 (#3240).
  11. Dooly County Court of the Ordinary, Dooly Co GA Deed Books A-F, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film 366,674 et. al..
    Bk A, p 47.
  12. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 277A, District 24, Dooly Co., GA
    Benjamin Culpepper, 56, M, Farmer, $2,000, GA
    Nancy Culpepper, 45, F, SC
    David Culpepper, 18, M, GA
    Sarah Culpepper, 16, F, GA
    Jane Culpepper, 14, F, GA
    Benjamin Culpepper, 11, M, GA
    Susan Culpepper, 9, F, GA.
  13. Dooly County Court, Dooly Co. GA Tax Digest 1851, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Film # 367,140.
  14. Mary Overby, Obituaries Published by The Christian Index, 1822-1879, Macon, GA: Georgia Baptist Historical Society, 1975.