Benjamin Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA

Male, #47695, (say 1780 - before 1820)
Father*John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA (s 1733 - c 1808)
Mother*Mary (?) (s 1753 - )
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Benjamin Culpepper of Laurens Co., GA is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*say 1780 He was born say 1780. 
Marriage*say 1800 He married Catherine (?) say 1800. 
Land Lottery1805 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1805 at Washington Co., Georgia.1 
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.)2 
Death*before 1820 He died before 1820
Perhaps Benjamin died in the war. 
Land Lottery*1832 Benjamin was the deceased whose orphan(s) had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Laurens Co., Georgia,
lot 1096/17/3 in what became Cass Co., GA, now Bartow Co., GA.3 
Research note*15 May 2004 It is speculated that the name of Catherine's husband was Benjamin on the basis that:
     (1) "Benjamin's Orphans" from Laurens Co. were favorable drawers in the 1832 Gold lottery. They won Lot 1096 in Section 3, District 17. The land was in Bartow (originally Cass) County. Records there should be checked for the sale of this land.
     (2) In Dec 1830, Catherine and Winiford Culpepper sold land on Buckeye Creek where Benjamin formerly lived. This land was part of an original grant to John Culpepper
     No Benjamin is otherwise known who fits this profile. All we know about Catherine is from her appearance as a widow with children in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 censuses of Laurens Co., plus the Dec 1830 deed.
     There is also no proof that Benjamin is the son of John and Mary Culpepper. However, the Dec 1830 deed makes it clear that Benjamin had lived on land originally granted to John. [W.L.C.]
     Your help with this person will be appreciated. Contact Lew Griffin (see footnote for details).4 

Family

Catherine (?) (circa 1778 - before 1 Jun 1850)
Marriage*say 1800 He married Catherine (?) say 1800. 
Child
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Greenwood Press, Cambridge, 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2WY 1805.
  2. 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
  3. 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's Orphans, Martins District, Laurens Co., GA, drew lot 1096/17/3 in what became Cass Co., GA, now Bartow Co., GA, 1832.
  4. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  5. 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 172. Winiford is assumed to be a daughter of Catherine and Benjamin based upon this deed in which she and Catherine sold land formerly belonging to the deceased Benjamin. Also, there were two otherwise unaccounted for females, age 20-30, in Catherine's household in the 1830 census. One was probably Winiford.