Benjamin Franklin Culpepper1

Male, #5887, (22 May 1835 - 25 Mar 1917)
Father*Joseph Marion Culpepper (11 Apr 1811 - 24 Mar 1878)
Mother*Sarah Caroline Ward (16 Dec 1818 - a 1880)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Benjamin Franklin 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*22 May 1835 Benjamin was born at Henry Co., Alabama, on 22 May 1835.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Sarah, Benjamin, Micajah, Andrew, Mary, Nancy, Thomas, Lucinda and Sarah listed as a household member living with Joseph Marion Culpepper on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Henry Co., Alabama.
(Also in Joseph's household in 1850 was a second Andrew Culpepper, age six (born in 1844) who has not been identified. Joseph's own son Andrew was also in the household, and was age eleven.
     In addition, the Slave Schedule showed Joseph owned on 40-year-old Black male.)3 
Land Grant/Patent*1 Nov 1858 Land was granted to Benjamin Franklin Culpepper on 1 Nov 1858 at Henry Co., Alabama.4 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Nancy and Benjamin listed as a household member in the 1860 Census at Abbeville, Henry Co., Alabama.5 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     CULPEPPER, Benjamin F. / Pvt, Co. K / Enlisted, 1 Nov 61 / wounded, The Wilderness, 2nd Cold Harbor
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Soldier's Application for a Pension
Application Number 23050 Filed Aug 30, 1913 County of Upshur
B.F. Culpepper states his age as 78, born in Henry County, Alabama, resided in Texas 34 years. Resided in Upshur County 34 Years. Post Office Gilmer, Texas. Occupation-farming. Witnesses declare his Military Records. There is not one from the state. Main Witness 'J.L. Smith" declares before County Judge W.H. Mc Clelland, Upshur County, Texas.
     I personally know that B F Culpepper was a Confederate soldier and that he served in Company "K" of the 15th Alabama Regiment (Infantry). I saw him in the service for almost four years. I was a member of Company "H" of the same Regiment-the 15th Alabama and saw B F Culpepper almost daily. I know that he made a good and faithful soldier and that he never did desert his command or abandon his post during the War. I know he served till the surrender and was surrendered with General Lee's Army at Appomattox Court House in Va. on the 9th day of April 1865. Another Witness 'J.W. Allen' states he has known him since 1861. He states that B.F. Culpepper enlisted 1861 Company K 15th Ala. Regiment, Henry C., Ala. Service about, 4 years & 6 months./ His was signed before A.T. Winkle J P and Exofficio Notary Public Franklin County, Tex. 3 September 1913.
Certificate of State and County Assessor: Under the Act of the Thirty-third Legislature, approved April 7, 1913, is charged on the tax rolls of said county and homestead of the value of Eight Hundred Dollars, and of other property, real or personal, or both of the value of Eight Hundred Eighty five Dollars. Signed by; M.C. Bell, State and County Assessor.6,7 
Marriage*6 Jul 1865 He married Isabelle Frances Waterman at Dale Co., Alabama, on 6 Jul 1865 at age 30. 
Birth of Soncirca 1868 His son Jimmie Culpepper was born circa 1868 at Henry Co., Alabama.8 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Abbeville, Henry Co., Alabama.8 
Photographed*say 1875 He was photographed say 1875 at Henry Co., Alabama.9
Land Grant/Patent1 Jun 1875 Land was granted to Benjamin Franklin Culpepper on 1 Jun 1875 at Henry Co., Alabama.10 
Death of Father24 Mar 1878 His father Joseph Marion Culpepper died on 24 Mar 1878 at Abbeville, Henry Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Nov 1879 His son Benjamin F. Culpepper Jr. was born on 18 Nov 1879 at Henry Co., Alabama.11 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Upshur Co., Texas.12 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Upshur Co., Texas.13 
Death of Son12 Dec 1902 His son Benjamin F. Culpepper Jr. died on 12 Dec 1902 at Upshur Co., Texas.11 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Diana, Upshur Co., Texas.14 
Death*25 Mar 1917 He died at Upshur Co., Texas, on 25 Mar 1917 at age 81.2 
Burial*circa 27 Mar 1917 His body was interred circa 27 Mar 1917 at Walnut Creek Cemetery, Upshur Co., Texas.2 

Family

Isabelle Frances Waterman (7 Aug 1844 - 12 Dec 1924)
Marriage*6 Jul 1865 He married Isabelle Frances Waterman at Dale Co., Alabama, on 6 Jul 1865 at age 30. 
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 Edited2 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. Dick Culpepper Records, Warren H. 'Dick' Culpepper, Provo, UT, to Lew Griffin.
  2. Tombstone.
    Walnut Creek Cemetery, Upshur Co., TX
    Benjamin F. Culpepper, 22 May 1835 – 25 Mar 1917 (ID: 5887)
    Isabel F. Culpepper, 7 Aug 1844 – 12 Dec 1924.

  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 433B/Line 42 & Page 434A/Lines 1-10, Southern District, Henry Co., AL
    Joseph Culpepper, 39, M, Farmer, $3000, SC
    Sarah Culpepper, 33, F, SC
    Benjamin Culpepper, 15, M, Farmer, AL
    Micajah Culpepper, 13, M, AL
    Andrew Culpepper, 11, M, AL
    Mary A. Culpepper, 9, F, AL
    Nancy C. Culpepper, 7, F, AL
    Thos. J. Culpepper, 5, M, AL
    Lucinda E. Culpepper, 3, F, AL
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 1, F, AL
    Andrew Culpepper, 6, M, AL, Idiotic
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    1850 Slave Schedule, Page 814, Henry Co., AL
    Joseph Culpepper owned one 40-year-old Black male.
  4. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    Benjamin Culpepper, Signed 1 Nov 1858, 120 acres in (a) NENE Sec 25, Twp 5-N, Rng 28-E, (b) SWSW Sec 19, Twp 5-N, Rng 29-E, and (c) NWNW Sec 30, Twp 5-N, Rng 29-E; all in St. Stephens Meridian, Henry Co., AL.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 155, Lines 10-14, Abbeville, Henry Co., AL
    William Ward, 40, M, Farmer, RE=$1500, PE=$815, SC
    Nancy Ward, 27, F, AL
    John W. Ward, 7, M, AL
    Nancy W. Ward, 1, F, AL
    Benjamin F. Culpepper, 24, M, Farmer, AL.
  6. Submitted by Chip Culpepper in July 2002 from the Regimental Muster Roll from a website dedicated to the 15th AL Infantry CSA http://www.mindspring.com/~redeagle/15AVC/muster.html. The primary source cited by the 15th AL website is William C. Oates, The War Between the Union and the Confederacy, pg 27.
  7. E-mail written 1996-2007 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from Patsy Gay Culpepper Roberts (#6442), e-mail address.
  8. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 25, Lines 24-27, 12th Precinct, Abbeville P.O., Henry Co., AL
    B. F. Culpepper, 30, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$160, PE=$100, AL
    Isabela Culpepper, 25, F, Wh, AL
    Lara Culpepper, 5, F, Wh, AL
    Jimmie Culpepper, 2, M, Wh, AL.
  9. E-mail written 2002 to Lew Griffin from Betty Oliver.
  10. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    Benjamin F. Culpepper, Signed 1 Jun 1875, 160 acres in Parts H, J, K and L of Sec 31, Twp 9-N, Rng 29-E, St. Stephens Meridian, Henry Co., AL.
  11. Tombstone.
    Walnut Creek Cemetery, Upshur Co., TX
    Benjamin F. Culpepper, Jr., 18 Nov 1879 – 12 Dec 1902.

  12. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 118, Sheet 13, Pg 512A, Pct 8 (25 Jun 1880), Upshur Co., TX
    Ben F. Culpepper, M, 45, Head, M, AL SC AL, Farmer
    Isabella F. Culpepper, F, 35, Wife, M, AL illeg GA
    Laura Culpepper, F, 14, Dau, S, AL AL AL
    Eugenia Culpepper, F, 11, Dau, S, AL AL AL
    Caladinia Culpepper, F, 5, Dau, S, AL AL AL
    Sarah E. Culpepper, F, 2, Dau, S, AL AL AL
    Benjamin F. Culpepper, M, 6/12 (Nov), Son, S, TX AL AL
    Thos Brown, M, 21, Servant, S, White, NC NC NC, Laborer on farm.
  13. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 123, Sheet 1B, Pg 157A, Pct 8, Gen.com Img 2, Upshur Co., TX
    Benj. F. Culpepper, Head, M, May-1835, 65, md-36 yrs, AL AL AL
    Isabella Culpepper, Wife, F, Aug-1844, 55, md-36 yrs, Ch 8/6, AL AL AL
    Benj. F. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, Nov-1879, 20, S, AL AL AL
    Mamie C. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Oct-1882, 17, S, TX AL AL.
  14. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 102, Sheet 4A, Pg 191A, Pct 8, Gen.com Img 3, Diana, Upshur Co., TX
    Ben F. Culpepper, Head, M, 74, M1, md-44, AL SC AL, Farm Laborer
    Isabelle F. Culpepper, Wife, F, 65, M1, md-44, ch 8/5, AL VA GA.