Benjamin R. Culpepper1

Male, #5877, (12 Sep 1824 - 19 Dec 1897)
Father*Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS1 (c 1790 - 27 Jan 1860)
Mother*Mary Mason1 (c 1792 - 18 Jun 1858)
DNA* To help confirm Benjamin R. Culpepper's descent from Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, we are seeking a male Culpepper descendant of Benjamin's to participate in our free DNA testing project. For more information, go to: http://gen.culpepper.com/dna
Birth*12 Sep 1824 Benjamin was born at Mississippi on 12 Sep 1824.2 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Benjamin was probably a free white male, age under 5, in Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS's houshold, on the 1830 Census at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.3 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Benjamin and Meredith was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.4 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cynthia, Margaret, Nancy, William and Benjamin listed as a household member living with Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Attala Co., Mississippi.1 
1850 Slave Census*1 Jun 1850 Benjamin was listed as a slave owner on the 1850 Census at Attala Co., Mississippi, and owned 1 Black male, age 56.5 
Marriage*circa 1852 He married Elizabeth Caldwell at Mississippi circa 1852.6 
Birth of Soncirca 1853 His son William T. Culpepper was born circa 1853 at Attala Co., Mississippi
Miscellaneous*Apr 1854 The following court decisions could apply to either Benjamin (born c 1790) or his son, Benjamin R. (born 1824):
Apr 1854. Decisions of Attala Circuit Court. State vs. Benjamin Culpepper:
1. Exhibiting deadly weapon… Recognizance forfeited against principal & surety.
2. Assault & Battery… All continued and recognizance of Culpepper forfeited.7 
Birth of Son11 Apr 1856 His son Richard Mason Culpepper was born on 11 Apr 1856 at Attala Co., Mississippi.8 
Death of Mother18 Jun 1858 His mother Mary Mason died on 18 Jun 1858 at Attala Co., Mississippi
Death of Father27 Jan 1860 His father Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS died on 27 Jan 1860 at Attala Co., Mississippi.9 
Birth of Son8 Apr 1860 His son Alvin Jackson Culpepper was born on 8 Apr 1860 at Attala Co., Mississippi.10 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Attala Co., Mississippi.6 
Birth of Soncirca 1861 His son Bert F. Culpepper was born circa 1861 at Attala Co., Mississippi.11 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     Private, Co. G, 30th Regiment of MS Vols. 
Birth of Son21 Oct 1866 His son George M. Culpepper was born on 21 Oct 1866 at Attala Co., Mississippi
Birth of Son4 Sep 1868 His son Henry Daniel Culpepper was born on 4 Sep 1868 at Attala Co., Mississippi.12 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1870 at Attala Co., Mississippi.11 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Attala Co., Mississippi.13 
Death*19 Dec 1897 He died at Attala Co., Mississippi, on 19 Dec 1897 at age 73. 
Burial*circa 20 Dec 1897 His body was interred circa 20 Dec 1897 at Jerusalem Cemetery, Attala Co., Mississippi.2 

Family

Elizabeth Caldwell (circa 1832 - )
Marriage*circa 1852 He married Elizabeth Caldwell at Mississippi circa 1852.6 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Benjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Aug 2011

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 5, Family 274, Lines 23-30, Township 14 R 5 E, Attala Co., MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, 60, M, Farmer, RE=$430, SC
    Mary Culpepper, 57, F, SC
    Centha (Cintha) Culpepper, 23, F, MS
    Margaret Culpepper, 21, F, MS
    Nancy Culpepper, 18, F, MS
    William Culpepper, 14, F, MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, MS
    John Simmons, 23, M, Farmer, MS.
  2. Marymaganos McCool Fenwick, compiler, Attala County, Mississippi CemeteriesFenwick, 1988?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.2644 V3a.
    Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, Attala Co., MS. Located in the southeastern part of the county.
    + B. R. Culpepper, 12 Sep 1824 - 19 Dec 1897.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 50, Ancestry.com images 9-10, Unknown Township, Lawrence Co., MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M40-50, 2 F0-5, 2 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 slave.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 74, Ancestry.com images 17-18, Unknown Township, Lawrence Co., MS
    B. Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M15-20, 1 M50-60, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50, 0 slaves.
  5. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Township 15, Range 6, Attala Co., MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, owned 1 Black male, age 56.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 103, Family 688, Lines 13-18, Attala, Township 13 Range 8, Mississippi
    Benjamin Culpepper, 37, M, Farming, RE=$0, PE=$50, SC
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 30, F, SC
    Wm T. Culpepper, 7, M, MS
    Richard M. Culpepper, 6, M, MS
    Mary E. Culpepper, 4, F, MS
    Babe Culpepper, 2/12, M, MS.
  7. Southern Sun Newspaper.
  8. Marymaganos McCool Fenwick, compiler, Attala County, Mississippi CemeteriesFenwick, 1988?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.2644 V3a.
    Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, Attala Co., MS. Located in the southeastern part of the county.
    + R. M. Culpepper, 11 Apr 1856 - 29 Nov 1937.
  9. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Mortality Index: Benjamin Culpepper, 70, M, born in SC, Blacksmith, died Jan 1860 of old age in Attala Co., MS.
  10. Marymaganos McCool Fenwick, compiler, Attala County, Mississippi CemeteriesFenwick, 1988?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.2644 V3a.
    Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, Attala Co., MS. Located in the southeastern part of the county.
    + Alvin J. Culpepper, 8 Apr 1860 - 23 Sep 1930
    + Maudie T. Culpepper, 28 Jul 1864 - 23 May 1936.
  11. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 55-56, Family 426, Lines 38-40, Lines 1-5, Beat 5, Attala, MS
    B. R. Culpepper, 45, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$300, PE=$200, MS
    Elizabeth Culpepper, 37, F, Wh, Keeping House, AL
    Mason Culpepper, 14, M, Wh, MS
    M. E. Culpepper, 12, F, Wh, MS
    Jackson Culpepper, 10, M, Wh, MS
    Ben F. Culpepper, 8, M, Wh, MS
    George Culpepper, 4, M, Wh, MS
    Daniel Culpepper, 1, M, Wh, MS.
  12. Marymaganos McCool Fenwick, compiler, Attala County, Mississippi CemeteriesFenwick, 1988?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.2644 V3a.
    Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, Attala Co., MS. Located in the southeastern part of the county.
    + H. Daniel Culpepper, 4 Sep 1868 - 19 Jul 1898.
  13. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 178C, District 19, Attala Co., MS
    Ben R. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, Wh, 55, Farmer, MS/SC/SC (#5877)
    Elizabeth Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 48, Keeping House, AL/GA/GA
    Richard Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 24, Laborer, MS/MS/AL
    Alvin J. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 20, Laborer, MS/MS/AL
    George M. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 13, Laborer, MS/MS/AL
    Henry D. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 11, N/A, MS/MS/AL
    Susan E. Culpepper, Dau, F, Sng, Wh, 9, N/A, MS/MS/AL
    Elizabeth J. Hughes, Other, F, Sng, Wh, 33, House Keeper-Servant, MS/MS/AL
    Joseph Culpepper, Nephew, M, Sng, Wh, 17, Laborer, MS/MS/MS (#5929)
    Harrison Lawrence, Other, M, Md, Wh, 52, Farmer, MS/NC/GA
    Margret N. Lawrence, Other, F, Md, Wh, 51, Keeping House, MS/SC/SC
    Benjamin F. Lawrence, Other, M, Sng, Wh, 20, Laborer, MS/MS/MS
    Emily M. Lawrence, Other, F, Sng, Wh, 17, At Home, MS/MS/MS
    William H. Lawrence, Other, M, Sng, Wh, 13, N/A, MS/MS/MS
    Milton H. Lawrence, Other, M, Sng, Wh, 7, N/A, MS/MS/MS.