Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL

Male, #5768, (circa 1788 - before 14 Mar 1857)
Father*Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC (bt 1755 - 1765 - 10 Jan 1829)
Mother*(?) (?) (c 1754 - b 1790)
DNA* Andrew has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC, who is a grandson of Joseph Culpepper and 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name Variation He was also known as Drury. 
Birth*circa 1788 Andrew was born at Orangeburg District, South Carolina, circa 1788. 
1790 Census2 Aug 1790 Andrew was probably a free white male, under 16 years old, in Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC's household on the 1790 Census on 2 Aug 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina.1 
1800 Census4 Aug 1800 Andrew was probably a free white male, under 10 years old, in Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC's houseshold on the 1800 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for are 3 females 0-10..2 
Miscellaneous*1806 Drury Purchased items in Geo Mayson's inventory. 
Marriage*circa 1808 He married Lettis Harris circa 1808. 
Birth of Son11 Apr 1811 His son Joseph Marion Culpepper was born on 11 Apr 1811 at Edgefield District, South Carolina
Birth of Soncirca 1813 His son Micajah Culpepper was born circa 1813 at Edgefield District, South Carolina
Deed21 Jul 1817 He granted a deed, with Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC and Joyce Powell Sheppard as a previous landowner on 21 Jul 1817 at Edgefield Co., South Carolina,

On 21 July 1817, Drury Culpeper and wife, Lettice, Preston Gilder and wife, Polly, together with James Shepherd and wife, Joice, bonded in favor of deed made by (their father) Benjamin Culpepper and his (second) wife Joice, to Jonathan Weaver of Edgefield County, South Carolina, the same date. 
Deed*29 May 1819 He granted a deed on 29 May 1819 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

Know all men by these presents that we Drury Culpeper and Lettice his wife, Preston Gilder and Polly his Wife, together with James Shepperd and Joice his wife, do jointly hold Ourselves indebted to Jonathan Weaver His Heirs and assigns the sum of five thousand dollars which sum we bind ourselves our heirs and assigns just and truly to make unto the said Jonathan Weaver his heirs and assigns Witness ourselves & heirs this 21st day of July 1817 Another condition of the above obligation is such that if either of the above bound persons their Heirs or assigns ever interfere or meddle with the said Jonathan Weaver his Heirs or assigns in the purchase of a certain Tract or parcel of land conveyed by Drury Culpeper to the said Jonathan Weaver his Heirs or assigns the above Obligation, to remain in full force & value(?) or otherwise to be void and no affect Witness our hands and Seals this day & date(?) Formerly Written.
     Drury Culpeper (seal), Lettice Culpeper (seal), Preston Gilder (seal), Polly Gilder (seal), J Shephard (seal), Joyce P Shephard (seal). Attest: Benjamin Suddoth, Lewis Suddoth
     South Carolina Edgefield District. Personally Came Lewis Suddoth before me & made oath as the law directs that the above named persons did in his presence assign seal and deliver the within Obligation to Jonathan Weaver for the uses within mentioned & that Benjamin Suddoth dec'd. at the same time and in his presence with himself assign the same and witness. Sworn to before me this 29th May 1819, James Bell J.P., Lewis Suddoth. Recorded 7th June 1819.3 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Andrew was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for is 1 male 10-16..4 
Birth of Son22 Nov 1822 His son James Henry Culpepper was born on 22 Nov 1822 at Edgefield District, South Carolina
Deed*Jan 1824 He was granted a deed in Jan 1824 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

A suit of fieri facias: land of William Coursey to Drury Culpepper, 200 acres bordering Thomas Dozier, Thompsons, Wards & Jacob Tomlins – Benjamin Joiner sold land to Coursey in 1806 for $56. Witnesses: Tutt & White.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1828 His son John S. Culpepper was born circa 1828 at Edgefield District, South Carolina
Deed1 Feb 1830 He granted a deed on 1 Feb 1830 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

Drury Culpepper to Henry C. Turner for $200, 270 acres on the waters of Mill Creek, Herrens Creek & Savannah River, formerly owned by William Coursey, bordering John Ward, Thomas Dozier, esquire, Larkin Baker, and Wilson Kemp. Witnesses: Samuel Harling, Vincent Corley.6 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Andrew was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina.7 
Land Grant/Patent*15 Mar 1837 Land was granted to Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL on 15 Mar 1837 at Henry Co., Alabama.8 
Land Grant/Patent15 Aug 1837 Land was granted to Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL on 15 Aug 1837 at Henry Co., Alabama.9 
Will16 Aug 1837 Andrew named as heir(s) in the will of Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 16 Aug 1837.10 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Andrew was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Henry Co., Alabama.11 
Death*before 14 Mar 1857 He died at Henry Co., Alabama, before 14 Mar 1857. 
Probate*19 May 1857 Probate action was taken on Andrew's estate, with James Henry Culpepper, Ramson Reason Ward, Mary Ellen J. Ward, Louisa Elizabeth Galloway, Lucinda Cockcroft, Sarah C. Carter, Nancy Blanton, Nancy Ann Blanton, James Pickens Culpepper, Amanda Jane Culpepper, Sarah E. Culpepper and Joseph H. Culpepper as heir(s), with Joseph Marion Culpepper as administrator on 19 May 1857 at Henry Co., Alabama,

Henry Co., AL, OR Book H. Pages 625/7
State of Alabama, Henry County, Court of Probate, Special Term 19th May 1857

On the 14th day of March A.D. 1857, Joseph Culpeper Administrator of the Estate of Andrew Culpeper decd presented his account and vouchers to said court for a final settlement of Said Estate which was reported for settlement before said court at a special term thereof on the 23rd day of April, 1857 at which time the same was continued to the present time when the heir at law all being present either in person, by Attorney, or by Guardian. Notice of Said Settlement having been given by advertisement in the Abbeville Advertiser, a newspaper published in Abbeville, Ala. for the time required by Law. Notice was also served on the adult heirs of Said Estate or also upon John Matthews, Guardian ad litem of the minor heirs of Said Estate for over three weeks previous to Said 23rd day of April, 1857.

And now at this term came said Administrator and prayed that his account so presented & reported might be allowed, filed and recorded as stated on the 11th of April last. Reason Ward, one of the heirs at law, in right of his wife filed objections to Voucher 2 in Said Account and to the serveral items therein contained on the grounds of being illegal, unjust, and not authorized bylaw. Said Reason also filed objection to Adm. Account on the ground that he had failed to charge himself for rent of land and various other charges against himself in favor of Said Estate, which Said Adm'r should have named in his said account as properly chargeable to himself Said Adm'r withdraws the first three items in his said account against decd contained in Voucher 2 for twelve 10/100 Dollars being for Taxes paid by him on Land in 1847-47&48. From the evidence given in by a number of witnesses examined on Said Settlement, the remaining items in Said Account named in Voucher 2, the Court is satisifed, should be rejected, not being supported by proof except in one item in Said Account of two 25/100 Dollars for ___ which is ___amed by one witness who evidently knew but little about. The evidence also needs to show that Said Adm 'r has had the use occupation & rent of land during the time that he claimed to have taken care of his Father and that the rest of said land was worth from Seventy five to a hundred dollars per annum & that since the death of his Father, he, as administrator, had sold said land as the property of said estate. The Court is therefore satisfied that the 5th objection to said account should also be sustained.

The Court therefore proceeded to restate said account so filed for final settlement, from which account & Estate now of file & marked account Estated by the Court. It appearing that Said Administrator has in his hands assets belonging to Said estate accounting to Three thousand one hundred and fourteen & 78/100 Dollars (besides advance which had been made by intestate in his life time to Said Adm's and to Reason Ward for thirty dollars each) and is entitled to credit for nine hundred and eighty-one & 22/100 dollars for money paid out & expended for the use of Said Estate leaving a balance in the hands of Said Amd'r of Two thousand and one hundred and ninety-three & 76/200 dollars subject to distribution among the heirs at law.

It is therefore adjudged, ordered and decreed that Said so restated, be allowed, filed & recorded and that Said Adm 'r pay to the several heirs at Law the several amounts as follows.
1--That said Adm/r Joseph Culpeper retain for his distributive share of said estate Two hundred & thirteen 75/100 Dollars.
2--To James H. Culpeper for his distributive share Two hundred and forty three 75/100 Dollars for which let execution issue. It appearing to the court by proof made to the Court that John S. Culpeper had sold & assigned his interest in Said estate to Reason Ward therefore.
3--To Reason Ward, assignee of John S. Culpeper for his distributive share of said estate Two hundred and forty-three 75/100 dollars for which let execution issue
4--To Mary E. J. Ward, wife of Reason Ward, for her distributive share of said estate Two hundred & thirteen 75/100 dollars for which let execution issue
5--To Eliza Galloway for his distributive share of said estate Two hundred and forty three 75/100 for which let execution issue
6--To Lucinda Coekeroff, wife of James M Cockeroff for her distributive share of said estate Two hundred and forty-three 75/100 dollars for which let execution issue
7--To Sarah C. Carter for her distributive share of said estate Two hundred & forty three 75/100 Dollars for which let execution issue
8--To Nancy Blanton, wife of John W. Blanton for her distributive share of said estate Two hundred and forty three 75/100 Dollars for which let execution issue
9--To Nancy C. Blanton, wife of Jasper Blanton & Daughter of Micajah Culpeper, dec'd for her distributive share of said estate Forty eight 75/100 dollars for which let execution issue
10-James P. Culpeper, son of M Culpeper of M. Culpeper decd for his distributive share of said estate Forty eight 75/100 Dollars of which let execution issue
11-To Amanda J Culpeper, Daughter of M Culpeper for her distributive share of said estate Forty eight 75/100 Dollars of which let execution issue
12-To Sarah Culpeper, Daughter of M. Culpeper decd for his distributive share of said estate Forty eight 75/100 Dollars of which let execution issue
13-To Joseph Culpeper, Son of M. Culpeper decd for his distributive share of said estate Forty eight 75/100 Dollars of which let execution issue
14-The Said Joseph Culpeper, Adm'r as aforesaid, having failed to pay the court cost for this settlement which is Eight-five 15/100 Dollars. It is further ordered and decreed that he pay to the Officer of the Court Eight-five 15/100 Dollars for cost unpaid for which let execution issue.

George W Williams
Judge of Probate.12

 

Family

Lettis Harris (circa 1790 - before 1850)
Marriage*circa 1808 He married Lettis Harris circa 1808. 
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 Edited18 Apr 2008

Citations

  1. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Township, North part, Orangeburg District, SC
    Benjamin Culpeper, page 94, 1 Male 16+, 3 Males 0-16, 3 Females, 4 Slaves
    Joseph Culpeper, page 94, 3 Males 16+, 3 Females, 22 Slaves.
  2. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Edgefield District, SC
    Benjamin Culpepper, page 133, 2 M10-16, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 4 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 8 slaves.
  3. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
    South Carolina, Edgefield Dist. Deed book 36, p. 106-107 (This document proved Drury Culpepper's relationship to father Benjamin Culpepper to DAR for Joan Berry).
  4. Unknown Townships, Edgefield District, SC
    Daniel Culpepper, page 127, 1 M16-26, 1 F0-10, 1 F16-26, 0 slaves
    Drury Culpepper, page 120, 2 M0-10, 1 M10-16, 1 M26-45, 2 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F26-45, 1 slave
    Joicy Culpepper, page 83, 1 M45+, 1F16-26, 1 F45+, 7 slaves.
  5. Edgefield Co. SC Deeds abstracted by Lew Griffin , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 40, p. 250.
  6. Edgefield Co. SC Deeds abstracted by Lew Griffin , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 44, p. 296.
  7. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Edgefield District, SC
    Drewry Culpepper, page 164, 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 2 M15-20, 1 M40-50, 1 F0-5, 2 F5-10, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50, 0 slaves
    Joisey Culpepper, page 165, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30, 1 F50-60, 8 slaves.
  8. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    Drury Culpepper, Signed 15 Mar 1837, 80 acres in E½NW Part of Sec 27, Twp 8-N, Rng 28-E, St. Stephens Meridian, Henry Co., AL.
  9. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/
    Drury Culpepper, Signed 15 Aug 1837, 80 acres in E½SW Part of Sec 22, Twp 8-N, Rng 28-E, St. Stephens Meridian, Henry Co., AL.
  10. Transcription of original will found in will book (name not recorded) at Tomkins Library, Edgefield, SC.
  11. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 152, Ancestry.com images 7-8, Unknown township, Henry Co., AL
    Anderson Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 1 M15-20, 1 M50-60, 1 F10-15, 1 F50-60, 0 slaves.
  12. Family Group Sheet prepared by Joan N. Berry, and found in the Culpepper family file at the Tomkins Library of the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, Edgefield, SC.