Female, #5761, (circa 1754 - before 1790)
|Birth*||circa 1754 ||(?) was born circa 1754. |
|Marriage*||circa 1781 ||She married Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC circa 1781. At one time, Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield's frst wife was thought to be Mary Mason and this was recorded as such in NSDAR records. However, it has subsequently been proven that Benjamin Culpepper of Attala (the son of Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield), was the husband of Mary Mason. The first wife of Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield has not been identified, and as of 20 Dec 2010, Mary Mason is no longer shown in NSDAR records as his wife.1 |
|Married Name||circa 1781 || As of circa 1781, her married name was (?) Culpepper.1 |
|Birth of Son||1782 ||Her son Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL was born in 1782 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina. |
|Birth of Son||circa 1788 ||Her son Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL was born circa 1788 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina. |
|Death*||before 1790 ||She died at Orangeburg District, South Carolina, before 1790. |
|Biography*|| ||“The name of Benjamin Culpepper's first wife is unknown. As for the first wife of Benjamin being Esther, this idea came to me originally from David Hansen Robertson, of Stone Mountain, GA, who first mentioned this to me back in the late 1970's, based on his own correspondence or research. I have never been able to verify this name from my own extensive research, so I consider it to be at best, hearsay evidence at this point. But it is clear that Benjamin of SC did have a wife prior to Joyce Powell Shephard, and this first wife was the mother of his sons.|
At this point I'm not sure what the origin of the name Esther as the first wife of Benjamin might have been.”.2
|Birth of Son||circa 1790 ||Her son Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS was born circa 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina. |
- Thanks to Gennie Harris for clarifying to Culpepper Connections and to the NSDAR the husband of Mary Mason.
- Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.