Polly L. (?)

Female, #3980, (1794 - 1 Jul 1870)
Birth*1794 Polly was born at Virginia in 1794. 
Marriage*1815 She married Rev. Benjamin Culpepper at Anson Co., North Carolina, in 1815.1 
Married Name1815  As of 1815, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Soncirca 1818 Her son Pleasant T. Culpepper was born circa 1818 at Anson Co., North Carolina
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Polly was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Rev. Benjamin Culpepper's household, on the 1820 Census at Anson Co., North Carolina. Enumerated in census but otherwise unidentified are 1 M0-10 and 1 F0-10..2 
Birth of Son19 Oct 1820 Her son Rev. James Lawrence Culpepper was born on 19 Oct 1820 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Birth of Son20 Nov 1821 Her son John Gaston Culpepper was born on 20 Nov 1821 at Anson Co., North Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1825 Her son Thomas Culpepper was born circa 1825 at Lexington, Henderson Co., Tennessee
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Polly was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in Rev. Benjamin Culpepper's household, on the 1830 Census at Henderson Co., Tennessee.3 
Birth of Son4 Jun 1832 Her son Benjamin Franklin Culpepper was born on 4 Jun 1832 at Lexington, Henderson Co., Tennessee
Birth of Soncirca 1834 Her son Joseph A. Culpepper was born circa 1834 at Lexington, Henderson Co., Tennessee
Birth of Son30 Jul 1837 Her son Rev. Charles Hartwell Culpepper was born on 30 Jul 1837 at Lexington, Henderson Co., Tennessee
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Polly was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Rev. Benjamin Culpepper's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at DeSoto Co., Mississippi.4 
Death of Spousecirca 1856 Her husband Rev. Benjamin Culpepper died circa 1856 at Bradley Co., Arkansas
Death of Son1 May 1862 Her son Joseph A. Culpepper died on 1 May 1862 at Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee
Death of Son5 Sep 1864 Her son Rev. James Lawrence Culpepper died on 5 Sep 1864 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Arkansas
Census*1870 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Bradley Co., Arkansas, in 1870. 
Death*1 Jul 1870 She died at Bradley Co., Arkansas, on 1 Jul 1870. 
Biography* According to an obituary found in the Oliver/Culpepper Bible: "Mrs. Polly S. Culpepper was born in Anson Co, NC in 1794; professed religion and joined the Methodist Church in 1812; was married to Benjamin Culpepper in 1815, who died a minister of the Gospel, fourteen years since. They moved to west Tennessee in 1822; thence to Mississippi in 1840; thence to Arkansas in 1850, where she died, of a disease of the heart, after an illness of two months, July 1, 1870. She died at the residence of her son Franklin Culpepper, near Pleasant Ridge Academy, Bradley Co. Sister Culpepper was a member of the church near sixty years. She lived to see her youngest son, now twenty-five years old, a minister of the Gospel. She had another son, James Culpepper, who died six years ago, after preaching eighteen or twenty years. Six of her children are now living, all members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Surely Sister Culpepper did not live in vain. Hers is truly a religious houselhold. All of her children, as well as some of her grandchildren, are devoted to the service of the Lord. The writer called on her a few days before her departure to the better land. She expressed herself as desiring to depart to that land where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are forever at rest. H. R. Hamilton." 

Family

Rev. Benjamin Culpepper (circa 1792 - circa 1856)
Marriage*1815 She married Rev. Benjamin Culpepper at Anson Co., North Carolina, in 1815.1 
Children
Last Edited19 Apr 2008

Citations

  1. One source of information on the children and grandchildren of Benjamin Culpepper was a letter written in 1952 by James D. Culpepper, to a Mrs. Haynes of NC.
  2. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 18, Genealogy.com Image 9, Unknown Township, Anson Co., NC
    Benjamin Culpepper, 2 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 2 slaves.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 087, Ancestry.com Image 29, Unknown Township, Henderson Co., TN
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M10-15, 1 M30-40, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F30-40.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com images 15-16, Unknown Township, Desoto Co., MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 2 M15-20, 1 M20-30, 1 M30-40, 1 F10-15, 1 F40-50, 2 slaves.