Benjamin Ray Culpepper1,2

Male, #6857, (16 Mar 1907 - 10 Oct 1996)
Father*John Wilroe Culpepper (4 Oct 1869 - 15 Jan 1938)
Mother*Emma E. Dunaway (18 Jan 1873 - 21 Oct 1932)
Birth*16 Mar 1907 Benjamin was born at Arkansas on 16 Mar 1907. 
Photographedsay 1916 He appeared as a son in a family photograph say 1916
Back row, left to right, Claude W. Culpepper, Edith Culpepper, Lewis F. Culpepper (born with a broken neck, but lived a normal life), Allie Ethel Culpepper. Front row, left to right, Emma E. (Dunaway) Culpepper, Jessie Earl Culpepper, John Wilroe Culpepper, and Benjamin Ray Culpepper.2
John Wilroe Culpepper family
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Benjamin and Jessie was listed as a son in John Wilroe Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Redland, Hempstead Co., Arkansas.3 
Death of Mother21 Oct 1932 His mother Emma E. Dunaway died on 21 Oct 1932 at McCaskill, Hempstead Co., Arkansas
Death of Father15 Jan 1938 His father John Wilroe Culpepper died on 15 Jan 1938 at McCaskill, Hempstead Co., Arkansas.4,5 
Marriage*4 Feb 1939 He married Esther Gardner at Howard Co., Arkansas, on 4 Feb 1939 at age 31. 
Death of Spouse12 Mar 1969 His wife Esther Gardner died on 12 Mar 1969. 
Death*10 Oct 1996 He died at Nashville, Howard Co., Arkansas, on 10 Oct 1996 at age 89. 


Esther Gardner (28 Oct 1914 - 12 Mar 1969)
Marriage*4 Feb 1939 He married Esther Gardner at Howard Co., Arkansas, on 4 Feb 1939 at age 31. 
ChartsSampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited21 Oct 2007


  1. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from unknown author, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Barbara Ellen Toner O'Neal (Mrs. William Kenneth O'Neal -- daughter of Helen Fay Jones and Roy Franklin Toner and granddaughter of Allie Ethel Culpepper Jones), Fountain Hills, AZ, e-mail address.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29-22, Sheet #3A, Page 244, No street addresses, Redland, Hempstead Co., AR
    House rented, Amount not shown, Radio=blank, Farm=Yes
    Willie Culpepper, Head, M, 60, M, md@22, AR/AR/AR, Farmer, Vet=No
    Emma Culpepper, Wife, F, 56, M, md@19,  AR/GA/TN,  Not employed
    Ray Culpepper, Son, M, 22, S, AR/AR/AR, Farm laborer
    Earl Culpepper, Son, M, 19, S, AR/AR/AR, Farm laborer.
  4. Desmond Walls Allen, compiler, Arkansas Death Record Index, 1914-1923 and 1934-1940, Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996-c1999, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.7 V22ad....
  5. Arkansas Death Index Books, 1914 -- 1948.