Benjamin Culpepper

Male, #4883, (circa 1796 - 1836)
Father*Daniel Culpepper of Warren Co., GA (c 1750 - 4 Aug 1819)
Mother*Sarah (?) (c 1757 - a 1830)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Benjamin Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*circa 1796 Benjamin was born at Warren Co., Georgia, circa 1796. 
DeedOct 1809 He witnessed a deed grant by Daniel Culpepper of Warren Co., GA and Robert Culpepper of Warren Co., GA in Oct 1809 at Warren Co., Georgia,

In October 1809, Daniel bought two tracts of land from his son Robert, 37 acres on Hart's Creek, and another 91 acres in an unspecified location. Witnesses were Moriah Mercer, Benjamin Culpepper, and William Culpepper.1 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(Georgia Militia 3rd Regiment (Few's.)2
Marriage*say 1816 He married (?) McCrary say 1816. Benjamin Culpepper who married Martha McCrary on 20 Sep 1819 in Warren Co. Ga. may have been previously been married to a daughter of Isaac McCrary [another son of John McCrary Sr.] Temporary Ltrs. of Administration of his estate were issued in Baldwin Co. Ga on 3 Feb 1817 . Isaac had died intestate and on May 8 1820 there were 12 legatees that each received $1060.02 1/2 -- 11 of the legatees had the last name of McCrary and the 12th one was Benjamin Culpepper. Benjamin must have been married to a daughter of Isaac's at the time of his death in 1817 but since he also married to Martha McCrary of Warren Co. in 1819, she must have died before then . It would seem to me that unless there had been a child born to Isaac's dau. for whom Benjamin would become the legal guardian that he would not have been given anything because by the time of the distribution he had married Martha. It sticks in my mind that somewhere in the Talbot Co. Court records there is mention of a minor son of Benjamin Culpepper and perhaps he would be the 'unaccounted for' male age 5-10 in the 1830 Census in your record for Benjamin.3 
Tax roll*1818 Benjamin registered to pay taxes. 
Will3 Apr 1819 Sarah, William, Daniel, Robert, Joseph, Dickinson, Benjamin, Mariner, Martha and Argent named as heir(s) in the will of Daniel Culpepper of Warren Co., GA at Warren Co., Georgia, on 3 Apr 1819.4 
Death of Father4 Aug 1819 His father Daniel Culpepper of Warren Co., GA died on 4 Aug 1819 at Warren Co., Georgia.5 
Marriage*20 Sep 1819 He married Martha McCrary at Warren Co., Georgia, on 20 Sep 1819.6 
Land Lottery*1820 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1820 at Warren Co., Georgia,
Blounts District (116 2), Early Co., GA.7 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Warren Co., Georgia.8 
Deed*25 Jun 1827 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Joel Culpepper of Harris Co., GA and Mariner Culpepper of Monroe Co., GA on 25 Jun 1827 at Talbot Co., Georgia,

Zeptha Newman of Jones County to Benjamin Culpepper of Warren County for $100, S 1/2 of lot 121 in 22nd District of Muscogee, 101 1/4 acres. Wit: Uriah Jones, Joel Culpepper, M. Culpepper, J.P. (Talbot Co., GA Deed Book A, page 235.) 
Deed2 Aug 1827 He was granted a deed on 2 Aug 1827 at Talbot Co., Georgia,

Zeptha Newman of Jones County to Benjamin Culpepper of Warren County for $150, N 1/2 of lot 121 in 22nd District of Muscogee, 101 1/4 acres. Wit: Walter K. Knight. (Talbot Co., GA Deed Book A, page 236.) 
Jury12 Aug 1828 He served on a jury on 12 Aug 1828 at Warren Co., Georgia.9 
Letter at PO*1 Oct 1828 He had a letter at the Post Office on 1 Oct 1828 at Warrenton, Warren Co., Georgia
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Warren Co., Georgia. Unaccounted for is a Male 5-10..10 
Land Lottery1832 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1832 at Talbot Co., Georgia,
lot 628/11/1 in what became either Gilmer or Union Co., GA, and lot 48/10/4 in what became Murray Co., GA.11,12 
Deed19 Jan 1832 He granted a deed on 19 Jan 1832 at Talbot Co., Georgia,

Benjamin Culpepper to Elias Beall for $600, Lot 121 in 22nd District of Muscogee, now Talbot, 202 1/2 acres. Wit: Peter F. Malone, Cr. R. Wynn, J.P. (Talbot Co., GA Deed Book B, page 313.) 
Marriage*6 Dec 1833 He married Serena Cochran at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 6 Dec 1833.13 
DeedJan 1836 He granted a deed in Jan 1836 at Talbot Co., Georgia,

Benjamin Culpepper Promissory note to Zacahriah Booth, 4 Negroes: David 28 yrs and his wife, age 19 and boy children Austin 2 (doesn't mention another name or age). Wit: John T. Sims, C.R. Wynn, JP. Recorded 4 Feb 1836 - Frederick A. Bailey, Ck. (Talbot Co., GA Deed Book C, page 618.) 
Death*1836 He died at Talbot Co., Georgia, in 1836. 

Family 1

(?) McCrary (say 1796 - )
Marriage*say 1816 He married (?) McCrary say 1816. Benjamin Culpepper who married Martha McCrary on 20 Sep 1819 in Warren Co. Ga. may have been previously been married to a daughter of Isaac McCrary [another son of John McCrary Sr.] Temporary Ltrs. of Administration of his estate were issued in Baldwin Co. Ga on 3 Feb 1817 . Isaac had died intestate and on May 8 1820 there were 12 legatees that each received $1060.02 1/2 -- 11 of the legatees had the last name of McCrary and the 12th one was Benjamin Culpepper. Benjamin must have been married to a daughter of Isaac's at the time of his death in 1817 but since he also married to Martha McCrary of Warren Co. in 1819, she must have died before then . It would seem to me that unless there had been a child born to Isaac's dau. for whom Benjamin would become the legal guardian that he would not have been given anything because by the time of the distribution he had married Martha. It sticks in my mind that somewhere in the Talbot Co. Court records there is mention of a minor son of Benjamin Culpepper and perhaps he would be the 'unaccounted for' male age 5-10 in the 1830 Census in your record for Benjamin.3 

Family 2

Martha McCrary (circa 1800 - before 1833)
Marriage*20 Sep 1819 He married Martha McCrary at Warren Co., Georgia, on 20 Sep 1819.6 
Children

Family 3

Serena Cochran (circa 1802 - )
Marriage*6 Dec 1833 He married Serena Cochran at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 6 Dec 1833.13 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
William Culpepper of Warren Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Warren Co. Deed Bk. D, p. 29-30.
  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. E-mail written May 2006 to Warren L. Culpepper from Ann McCrary, e-mail address.
  4. Century of Wills, Warren Co., GA, 1790-1890, Albany, GA: Georgia Pioneer Publications, 19??.
    Page 16. Abstract of will for Daniel Culpepper, s/ 3 Apr 1819, p/ 13 Sep 1819
    (Warren Co. Will Book B, p. 54).
  5. J. Kenneth Brantley, The Records of the Church at Williams Creek (Warren Co., GA), Powder Springs, GA: Brantley Association, 1995/2002, Repository: Warren Culpepper's Personal Library.
    Page 65. 14 Aug 1819: At a conference, the recent death of Brother Daniel Culpepper, Sr., was acknowledged.
  6. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Benjamin Culpepper and Martha McCrary on 20 Sep 1819 in Warren Co., GA.
  7. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., 1820 Land Lottery of Georgia, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2la.
    page 78.
  8. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    p 265, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M26-45, 1 F16-26.
  9. Daniel Nathan Crumpton, compiler, Cemeteries and Genealogy: Waren County, Georgia and immediate vicinity, 1792-1987, Vol. I, Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, 1987, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8625 V3c v. 2.
    page 9.
  10. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 199, Unk Twp, Warren Co., GA 
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M5-10, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F20-30.
  11. 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, Edwards District, Talbot Co., GA, drew lot 628/11/1 in what became either Gilmer or Union Co., GA, 1832.
  12. James F. Smith, compiler, Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.asp?dbid=4242
    Benjamin Culpepper, Soldier, Edwards District, Talbot Co., GA, drew lot 48/10/4 in what became Murray Co., GA, 1832.
  13. Ancestry.com, compiler, Georgia Marriages to 1850, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1997.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2085a.htm
    Benjamin Culpeper and Serena Cockran on 6 Dec 1833 in Talbot Co., GA.