Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS

Male, #5769, (circa 1790 - 27 Jan 1860)
Father*Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC (bt 1755 - 1765 - 10 Jan 1829)
Mother*(?) (?) (c 1754 - b 1790)
DNA* Benjamin 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. 
Birth*circa 1790 Benjamin was born at Orangeburg District, South Carolina, circa 1790. 
1790 Census2 Aug 1790 Benjamin 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 Benjamin 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 
Marriage*circa 1810 He married Mary Mason circa 1810.3,4 
Birth of Son5 Mar 1818 His son Joseph Richard Culpepper was born on 5 Mar 1818 at South Carolina
Will3 Sep 1822 Benjamin named as heir(s) in the will of Elizabeth Douglas at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 3 Sep 1822.5 
Birth of Son12 Sep 1824 His son Benjamin R. Culpepper was born on 12 Sep 1824 at Mississippi.6 
Death of Father10 Jan 1829 His father Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC died on 10 Jan 1829 at Edgefield District, South Carolina.7,8 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.9 
Birth of Son10 Apr 1836 His son William M. Culpepper was born on 10 Apr 1836 at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.10 
Will16 Aug 1837 Benjamin named as heir(s) in the will of Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 16 Aug 1837.11 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.12 
Census1841 A census listed Benjamin as head of household at Lawrence Co., Mississippi, in 1841.13 
Land Grant/Patent*5 Jan 1841 Land was granted to Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS on 5 Jan 1841 at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.14 
Census1845 A census listed Benjamin as head of household at Lawrence Co., Mississippi, in 1845.15 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Attala Co., Mississippi.16 
Miscellaneous*Apr 1854 The following court decisions could apply to either Benjamin (born c 1790) or his son, Benjamin R. (born 1824):
Apr 1854. Decisions of Attala Circuit Court. State vs. Benjamin Culpepper:
1. Exhibiting deadly weapon… Recognizance forfeited against principal & surety.
2. Assault & Battery… All continued and recognizance of Culpepper forfeited.17 
Death of Spouse18 Jun 1858 His wife Mary Mason died on 18 Jun 1858 at Attala Co., Mississippi
Death*27 Jan 1860 He died at Attala Co., Mississippi, on 27 Jan 1860.18 
Biography* Benjamin was a blacksmith, according to the 1860 mortality schedule.18 

Family

Mary Mason (circa 1792 - 18 Jun 1858)
Marriage*circa 1810 He married Mary Mason circa 1810.3,4 
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 Edited31 Oct 2011

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. Barbara R. Langdon, compiler, Edgefield Co., SC Marriages, 1769-1880: Implied in Edgefiled Probate RecordsLangdon, 1990, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 975.737 V2L.
    Benjamin Culpepper and Mary Mason, Lived 1822 (Box 20, Pack 706, Frames 104).
  4. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  5. James E. and Vivian Wooley, Edgefield County, South Carolina Wills, 1787-1836, Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1991.
    Page 198. Cites Book C, page 292, 3 Sep 1822.
  6. Marymaganos McCool Fenwick, compiler, Attala County, Mississippi CemeteriesFenwick, 1988?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.2644 V3a.
    Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, Attala Co., MS. Located in the southeastern part of the county.
    + B. R. Culpepper, 12 Sep 1824 - 19 Dec 1897.
  7. This date of death is from his tombstone. However, Benjamin's wife Joyce was a Head of Household in the 1820 census, but since there was a Male 45+ also noted, this was probably Benjamin. There is no record of Benjamin in Edgefield County deeds, as far as this writer knows, after 1817.
  8. E-mail written 2004 - 2008 to Lew Griffin from Carole Watson Burton (#50015), 109 Chadwick Drive, Charleston, SC 29407-7425, e-mail address.
    According to SaludaCemetery Vol.1,pg.16 the Culpepper cemetery inventory
    says,
    Joyce Culpepper Age 70 yrs.1month & 27 days, 24 Fwb.1841
    George J.Strother age 26yrs.6mo.& 5days, 08 Oct 1817
    William Strother age 28yrs.6mo.& 2days, 18Aug.1794
    James Sheppard ESQ. age 23yrs.11mo.& 30 days.10Feb.1824
    Benjamin Culpepper supposed to be 60 yrs.of age 10 Jan.1829
    This inventory was done 28Nov1987.
  9. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 50, Ancestry.com images 9-10, Unknown Township, Lawrence Co., MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M40-50, 2 F0-5, 2 F10-15, 1 F15-20, 1 F20-30, 1 slave.
  10. Marymaganos McCool Fenwick, compiler, Attala County, Mississippi CemeteriesFenwick, 1988?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.2644 V3a.
    Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, Attala Co., MS. Located in the southeastern part of the county.
    + W. M. Culpepper, 10 Apr 1836 - 20 Nov 1917
    + Elizabeth Culpepper, 20 Jun 1844 - 18 Jun 1926.
  11. Transcription of original will found in will book (name not recorded) at Tomkins Library, Edgefield, SC.
  12. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 74, Ancestry.com images 17-18, Unknown Township, Lawrence Co., MS
    B. Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M15-20, 1 M50-60, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F20-30, 1 F40-50, 0 slaves.
  13. 1841 & 1845 State Census, Mississippi, Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556
    Benjamin Culpepper, Lawrence Co., MS, 1841, 1 in HH.
  14. 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 Culpeper, issued 5 Jan 1841, St. Stephens Meridian, Jefferson Davis Co., MS (Lawrence Co. at the time of issuance), Twp 6-N, Rng 19-W, Sec 7.
  15. 1841 & 1845 State Census, Mississippi, Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556
    B. Culpepper, Lawrence Co., MS, 1845.
  16. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 5, Family 274, Lines 23-30, Township 14 R 5 E, Attala Co., MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, 60, M, Farmer, RE=$430, SC
    Mary Culpepper, 57, F, SC
    Centha (Cintha) Culpepper, 23, F, MS
    Margaret Culpepper, 21, F, MS
    Nancy Culpepper, 18, F, MS
    William Culpepper, 14, F, MS
    Benjamin Culpepper, 26, M, Farmer, MS
    John Simmons, 23, M, Farmer, MS.
  17. Southern Sun Newspaper.
  18. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Mortality Index: Benjamin Culpepper, 70, M, born in SC, Blacksmith, died Jan 1860 of old age in Attala Co., MS.