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F, (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 Namecirca 1781  As of circa 1781, her married name was (?) Culpepper.1 
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 

Family

Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC (between 1755 and 1765 - 10 January 1829)
Children
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited31 October 2011

Citations

  1. Thanks to Gennie Harris for clarifying to Culpepper Connections and to the NSDAR the husband of Mary Mason.
  2. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.

Joyce Powell Sheppard1

F, (29 December 1770 - 24 February 1841)
FatherJames Sheppard (4 Mar 1737 - 17 Sep 1791)
MotherJanette Riddell (1742 - c 1825)
Birth*29 December 1770 Joyce was born at Newberry District, South Carolina, on 29 December 1770.2 
Marriage* She married (?) Adair
Married Name Her married name was Adair. 
Marriage*circa 1787 She married William Augustus Strother circa 1787. 
Married Namecirca 1787  As of circa 1787, her married name was Strother. 
Marriage*circa 1795 She married Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC at Edgefield District, South Carolina, circa 1795. 
Married Namecirca 1795  As of circa 1795, her married name was Joicy Culpepper. 
(free wh female 26-45) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Joicy was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC's household on the 1800 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for are 3 females 0-10..3 
(free wh female 45 +) 1810 Census6 August 1810 Joyce was probably a free white female, age 45 or over, in Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC's household on the 1810 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for is 1 male 26-45.4 
(Grantee) Deed18 December 1811 She was granted a deed by Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC on 18 December 1811 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

This indenture made this 18th Day of December in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and eleven and of the American Independence the thirty sixths. Between Benjamin Culpeper of the one part and George Strother of the other part of the same District and State aforesaid.

WHEREAS the said Benjamin Culpeper is desirous of making some fixed and permanent arrangement as to his property and estate, and thereby to make provision for his wife Joyce Culpeper, his daughter Joyce Culpeper and the aforementioned George Strother, and that no event accident or occurrences may frustrate and defeat the mind, will and intention of the said Benjamin Culpeper in all and singular or any part and parcell of the provisions in this Deed contemplated, he hath resolved, and determined to divest himself of all the property interest and estate herein after mentioned, and to vest the whole and every part thereof in the said George Strother for the uses, intents and purposes herein after mentioned.

NOW this INDENTURE WITNESSETH That in pursuance of the fixed purpose and intention of the said Benjamin Culpeper, and also for and in consideration of one Dollar and Twenty five Cents to the said Benjamin Culpeper by the said George well and truly paid at and before the sealing and delivery of their presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and for divers other causes and considerations specially moving the said Benjamin thereto, hath granted, bargained and sold and by their presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said George Strother the following Negros, namely Jacob, Dublin, Nammy, Lydia, Peter and Morrice and all and every of their issues and _____, and also four of my best and most valuable Horses, my Waggon and gear, and all of my Household and kitchen furniture & all my my Plantation Tolls, the one half of my Stock of Cattle, Sheep and Hogs to have and to hold all and singular the Negros and other property aforementioned to the said George Strother his Heirs and ______to and for and upon the several uses trusts and purposes and subject to the several limitations and agreements hereinafter mentioned, limited, expressed and declared of and concerning the same.

The said Benjamin Culpeper excuses and reserves to himself the right and privilege (if he shall wish to claim and exercise the same) to keep in his own custody forever and posession during his natural life, all and singular the aforementioned Negros and other property, and to use employ and control the same, to enjoy and have during his natural life the profits and advantages of the same; but not to sell or dispose of the same or any part thereof without the consent of the said George Strother.

And the said Benjamin Culpeper further stipulates and provides that if his wife Joyce Culpeper shall outlive him the said Benjamin _____and in that case the said Joyce shall be permitted to choose the four Horses from my stock of horses then on hand - that the one full half or share of my Cattle, Hogs, Sheep all of my Household and kitchen furniture, and Plantation Tools shall be ascertained by the judment and decision of three disinterested persons one to be chosen by my wife, one by the said George Strother and one by the children which I had by my former wife - And that the division shall have been fully ascertained in manner aforementioned then immediately shall the said George make and execute to the said Joyce my wife a Deed for all the aforementioned Negros and their issue and the said four horses and the waggon and gear, and the said one half or share of all my stock of Hogs, Cattle Sheep, and all of my household and kitchen furniture., and Plantation Tools to her and her Heirs forever to dispose of the same as she thinks prudent and proper. --

And it is further provided that during the lifetime of the said Benjamin and before the execution of the said Deed from the said George Strother to the said Joyce Culpeper she the said Joyce has full power and right to sell will or otherwise dispose of all or any of the aforementioned property subject however to life estate of the said Benjamin Culpeper.

AND lastly it is provided that if the said Joyce Culpeper should die intestate without having made any disposition of the aforementioned property then it is expressly understood and provided that the same and all and every part thereof be equally divided between my Daughter Joyce Culpeper and the said George Strother the Trustee named in this case them and their Heirs forever.

IN WITNESS whereof we have mutually hereunto set our hands and affixed our Seals the day and year above written.

Benjamin Culpeper (signed by one that deed)
in presence of James Spann, David Richardson, George S Strother

SOUTH CAROLINA, Edgefield District - Before me personally appeared David Richardson and made oath on the holy Evangist of Almighty God that he was present and saw the within named Benjamin Culpeper and George S Strother sign the within instrument of writing for the purposes therein mentioned and saw James Spann sign with himself as witness thereunto. David Richardson.

Sworn before me 30th March 1812, John Blocker, S. Q., Clerks Office, Edgefield District
Recorded in my office in Book H H page 69 and examined this 30th Mary 1812. S. Butler, Reg. E. D.5 
DeedMarch 1812 She granted a deed to George James Strother in March 1812 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

Benjamin Culpepper to George J. Strother for $300, land in Lexington District on Halland’s Sheds Creek on waters of the Broad River, 183 acres bordering George Strother, Jacob Bookman. Signed: Benjamin & Joyce Culpepper. Witnesses: David Richardson, James Spann (Edgefield Deed Bk 39, p. 356)
     Joyce & Benjamin Culpepper to George J. Strother for $150, a tract in Lexington District, 56 acres on the waters of the Saluda River, bordering Clemmons, etc. Witnesses: David Richardson, James Spann (Edgefield Deed Bk 39, p. 357)
     Joyce & Benjamin Culpepper to George J. Strother for $600, a tract on Hollands Shed Creek, 261 acres bounded on all sides by vacant land. Witnesses: David Richardson, James Spann (Edgefield Deed Bk 39, p. 359)
     Benjamin & Joyce Culpepper to George J. Strother for $100 (not sure of amount), a tract in Lexington District on a road from Drehrs Mill, on branch waters of the Saluda River, 20 acres, bordering Clemmons. Witnesses: David Richardson, James Spann (Edgefield Deed Bk 39, p. 360).6 
Deed21 July 1817 She granted a deed on 21 July 1817

State of S. Carolina, Edgefield District. Know all men by these presents that I Benjamin Culpeper of the district and State aforesaid in consideration of twelve hundred dollars to me paid by Jonathan Weaver of the state and district aforesaid have granted bargained & sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Jonathan Weaver three certain tracts of land containing five hundred acres more or less, one hundred and fifty acres granted to Robert Lang January the 26th 1773 two tracts granted to Daniel Ravenal Junr. One of one hundred and fifty acres and the other two hundred acres lying in the district and state aforesaid on waters of Mine Creek waters of Little Saluda bounded North East by lands of William Herrinbow. N. W. by lands of Reuben Kirkland and William Mastin S. W. by lands of Benjamin Loveless S. E. by lands of Ogetell Cocksoff and Andrew Gomillon and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Jonathan Weaver Together with all deeds singular the rights members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises above mentioned with the said Jonathan Weaver his heirs and as signs against myself and my heirs and against every person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. As witness my hand and seal this 21 day of July in the year 1817 and the forty first and second year of American Independency - Benj. Suddath, Lewis Suddath. Benjamin Culpeper
     State of So. Carolina, Edgefield District . I Thomas Dozier justice of Quoruin do hereby certify with whom it may concern that Joice Culpeper the wife of the written named Benjamin Culpeper did this day appear before me and upon being privately and separately examined by me did declare that she does freely voluntarily and without any compulsion dread or fear of any person or persons whom so ever renounce release and forever relinquish unto the written named Jonathan Weaver his heirs and assigns all her in trest and estate and also all her right and claim of dower of in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released. Given under my hand & seal this 21 day of July 1817. Thomas Dozier J.Q. Joice (x) Culpeper
     Personally appeared before me, Thomas Dozier, Benjamin Sudduth who being duly sworn made solemn oath that he was present and did see Benjamin Culpeper sign seal and as his act and Deed deliver the written instrument of writing to and for the ? written mentioned ? ? also see Lewis Suddath with himself ? scribe(?) his name as a witness thereto. Sworn to before me this 21st day July 1817. Thomas Dozier J. Q., Benjamin Suddath. Recorded 22 July 1817.7
 
(Previous Landowner) Deed21 July 1817 She was a previous land owner in a deed granted by Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL, Lettis Culpepper, Preston Sheppard Gilder, Mary Gilder, James Sheppard and Joyce Powell Sheppard on 21 July 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. 
1820 Census*7 August 1820 Joyce was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for is 1 female 16-26..8 
Deed*April 1823 She was granted a deed in April 1823 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

William Foy to Joyce Culpepper for $125, 62.5 acres on an unnamed creek & waters of Little Saluda River, part of 500 acres granted to Daniel Brown bordering Joyce Culpepper, Hugh Neely.9 
1830 Census*1 June 1830 Joyce was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for are 1 M20-30 and 1 F20-30..10 
DeedMarch 1834 She was granted a deed, witnessed by David R. Strother in March 1834 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

Jesse Jay Sr. to Joicy Culpepper, 375 acres which belonged to David Pitts dec’d, bounded by Joyce Culpepper, Caty Foy, lands granted to John Spann Sr., Denny’s, formerly Ward’s & S. W. Bowie. Witnesses: Samuel W. Bowie, David Strother. Mary Jay gives consent.11 
DeedMay 1836 She was granted a deed in May 1836 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

Samuel W. Bowie to Joyce Culpepper for $12 (deed nearly illegible on microfilm) Witnesses: John Wooten, Bethena Dozier.12 
Will*16 August 1837 She made a will at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 16 August 1837. In the Name of God Amen. I Joicy Culpepper of the District of Edgefield in the State aforesaid (South Carolina) being of sound mind and disposing for which I am thankful to Almighty God and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, and desirous of disposing of what property it has pleased God to bless me with here on Earth, do make this my last will and testament revoking all other will by me heretofore made. After my decease I wish my executors to have my body buried in a Christian like manner.
ITEM 1. I wish all my just debts paid.
ITEM 2. I give and bequeath to my grandson William A. Strother, one negro man Peter and a negro boy Alfred to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM 3. I give and bequeath to my grandson David R. Strother, one negro man Morris and a negro boy named Warren, to him and his heirs and forever.
ITEM 4. I give and bequeath to my grandson George J. Strother, our negro woman name of Mariah and one Girl named Mary and our negro Girl named Amanda and our feather bed and furniture, to him and his heirs forever. [Grandsons are children of Joicy's son George James Strother & Charlotte Richardson Ardagh Strother]
ITEM 5. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Frances C. Devore, one negro woman by the name of Creacy and a negro boy by the name of Harper, to her and her heirs forever. [Frances C. Devore, daugh. of Joyce P. Culpepper & James Sheppard]
ITEM 6. I give and bequeath to my grandson George J. Sheppard, one negro woman by the name of Charlotte and a negro boy by the name of Simon and a feather bed and furniture, to him and his heirs forever. [George J. Sheppard, son of Joyce Powell Culpepper & James Sheppard]
ITEM 7. I give to my daughter-in-law Mrs. Charlotte Peterson fifty dollars to be paied to her by my executors.
ITEM 8. I give to Letty Culpepper, wife of Drury Culpepper, fifty dollars to be paid to her by my Executors. [Letty Harris Culpepper is daug. of Joice's sister, Sally Sheppard Harris,Drury, son of Benjamin III]
ITEM 9. I give to Nancy Lockhart, wife of John Lockhart, fifty dollars to be paid to her by my Executors. [Daug. of Joice's sister Frances Sheppard Gilder Edwards]
ITEM 10. I give to Parthenia Dodgin fifty dollars to be paid to her by my Executors. . [also kin: Joice's sister Frances & 1st husband Preston Gilder had daug. Sally who married James Dodgen. Frances & 2nd husband Edwards had daugh. Jane who married Eli Dodgen. Jane & Nancy Edwards Lockhart were sisters. All this is in Newberry Co. SC Historical & Gen. Annals by Summer]
ITEM 11. I give to my son-in-law James Sheppard five dollars to be paid to him by my Executors. [husband of deceased Joyce Powell Culpepper]
ITEM 12. I wish my negro name Dublin sold and the proceeds of the same be equally divided among Joel Culpepper, Drury Culpepper, Benjamine Culpepper, and Mary Gilder and Frances Jumphard [probably Jumper, originally Schombert], to them and their heirs forever. [children of Benjamin & first wife. Drury mar. niece of Joice's; Mary m. nephew Preston Gilder, son of Frances Sheppard Gilder Edwards]
ITEM 13. I give and bequeath to my three grandsons William A. Strother, David R. Strother and George T. Strother the tract of land where I now live containing seven Hundred acres more or less and all the interest I have in a tract of land lying in the District of Lexington of which tract one half now belongs to them and their heirs forever.
ITEM 14. I wish after my decease the negro I have given to my five grand children above mentioned to be appraised by three or more disinterested persons; and should any of them fall short in the worth of their negroes then I wish their lot of negroes to be made as valuable as the other children in money out of the property that will be sold.
ITEM 15. I wish my negro man Jacob, Stock of all kinds , waggon and household and kitchen furniture be sold on the terms as my executors may think advisible and after paying off the legacies I have make should there be a ballance remaining then I wish it to be equally divided among all my grand children to wit. William A. Strother, David R. Strother, George J. Strother, Frances C. Devore, and George J. Sheppard, share and share alike.
ITEM 16. I appoint my two grandsons William A. Strother and David R. Strother Executors to this my last will and Testament this Sixteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirty seven and in the Sixty second year of the Soveringty and Independance of the United States of America.
Signed, Sealed and published at the request of the Testatorix in her presence and in the presence of each other. Wit: H. Boulware [or Bowlware], Theos. Hill, Wm. Humphreys.
/s/ Joicy (x) Culpepper
Probated: 23 Mar 1841, Oliver Towles 0.E.D.
Recorded: 10 Apr 1841, Will Book D, pages 126-127.
.13 
1840 Census*1 June 1840 Joyce was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Edgefield District, South Carolina.
(Unaccounted for are 1 male 20-30 and 1 female 20-30.).14 
Death*24 February 1841 She died at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 24 February 1841 at age 70.15,16 
Burialcirca 25 February 1841 Her body was interred circa 25 February 1841 at Strother-Sheppard Cemetery, Edgefield District, South Carolina. Sacred to the memory of Joyce Culpepper who died Feb. 24, 1844. Ages 70 years, 1 mo. 27 days. The cemetery is at Saluda, S.C. on Van Forrest property..2,17
Joyce Culpepper tombstone
Probate*23 March 1841 Probate action was taken on Joyce's estate on 23 March 1841 at Edgefield District, South Carolina

Family 1

(?) Adair (circa 1766 - )

Family 2

William Augustus Strother (16 February 1766 - 18 August 1794)
Children

Family 3

Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC (between 1755 and 1765 - 10 January 1829)
Child
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited3 August 2009

Citations

  1. Emma Benton records, Emma Benton, Andalusia, AL, to Lew Griffin, 1989.
  2. Letter of 9 Sep 1985 from M. G. Shepherd (4909 Seaver Lane, Apt 102, Richmond, VA 23228) to Mrs. Mavie H. Williams, and found in the Culpepper family file at the Tomkins Library of the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, Edgefield, SC.
  3. 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.
  4. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Township, Edgefield District, SC
    Benjamin Culpepper, page 70, 1 M26-45, 1 M45+, 1 F0-10, 1 F45+, 8 slaves.
  5. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 31, page 69.
  6. Edgefield Co. SC Deeds abstracted by Lew Griffin , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
  7. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
    Edgefield County Clerk of Court, Deed Book 34, pp. 145-147.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 294.
  10. 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.
  11. Edgefield Co. SC Deeds abstracted by Lew Griffin , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 46, p. 438.
  12. Edgefield Co. SC Deeds abstracted by Lew Griffin , Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.737 R2.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 47, p. 533.
  13. Transcription of original will found in will book (name not recorded) at Tomkins Library, Edgefield, SC.
  14. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Edgefield District, SC
    Joisey Culpepper, page 61, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30, 1 F60-70, 11 slaves.
  15. From her tombstone.
  16. 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.
  17. E-mail written Jul 2009 to Genevieve Harris from Mary Ruth Hastie, e-mail address.
    photo from Mary Ruth Hastie courtesy of Genevieve Harris.

James Sheppard1

M, (4 March 1737 - 17 September 1791)
Birth*4 March 1737 James was born on 4 March 1737. 
Marriage*circa 1755 He married Janette Riddell at Orange Co., Virginia, circa 1755. 
Relocation*between 1767 and 1772 He accompanied by family member(s) Janette Sheppard, Rosannah Sheppard, Frances Sheppard, Lewis Sheppard, James Sheppard Jr. and William Sheppard relocated between 1767 and 1772 at Newberry District, South Carolina.2 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: James Shepard, Sr., born 1737 in Virginia, died 1791 in South Carolina, married Jannett Riddle, Private, South Carolina
-----------------------------------------
DAR#86939, Jasper Chapter, Newberry SC. File of Mrs. R. D. Wright.
     In Georgia Roster of Revolutionary War Soldiers p. 222, reference to Rev. Lands to "Wm. Moss given 1150 acres situated in Franklin Co, GA. bounded by lands of James Sheppard on te west, other sides vacant lands" Sept 15, 1785 Lecouts list of Grants, p. 386 Sec. of State Office, Atlanta Ga.
     James Sheppard Sr. and his son James Sheppard Jr. served with Capt. Philemon Waters Co. of SC Troops. Ref # 255910 and 265382. Sterling "Stub Entries to Indents" No. 2647 Claims May 3, 1786 against SC growing out of the Revolution - Edited by A.S. Salley, Jr. Sec. of Historical Commission of SC.).3,4 
Death*17 September 1791 He died at Newberry District, South Carolina, on 17 September 1791 at age 54. 
Biography* James Sheppard first grant of land in SC was 300 acres in Berkeley Co, 1767 (see Vol. 19, p. 429 Records Secretary of State Office, Columbia, SC).3 
Research note*29 July 2006 From Pat Reel Davis, 29 Jul 2006:

James Sheppard's parents were Samuel Sheppard, b. 1695 Gloucester Co. VA and Mary Kavanaugh b. 1705 France.

The Sheppard family was from Tenterden, Kent.

Mary Kavanaugh was the daughter of Michael Kavanaugh, born in Spain to Irish exile James Kavanaugh.5 

Family

Janette Riddell (1742 - circa 1825)
Children
Last Edited30 April 2012

Citations

  1. Emma Benton records, Emma Benton, Andalusia, AL, to Lew Griffin, 1989.
  2. Letter of 9 Sep 1985 from M. G. Shepherd (4909 Seaver Lane, Apt 102, Richmond, VA 23228) to Mrs. Mavie H. Williams, and found in the Culpepper family file at the Tomkins Library of the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, Edgefield, SC.
  3. E-mail written Jan 2002 to Saluda Co. SC List at Rootsweb (e-mail address) from Billie Jones, e-mail address.
  4. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  5. E-mail written 29 Jul 2006 to Warren L. Culpepper from Pat Reel Davis, Larkspur, Colorado, e-mail address.

Janette Riddell1

F, (1742 - circa 1825)
FatherWilliam Riddell (c 1720 - 20 Dec 1776)
MotherJoyce Powell (s 1721 - )
Birth*1742 Janette was born in 1742. 
Marriage*circa 1755 She married James Sheppard at Orange Co., Virginia, circa 1755. 
Married Namecirca 1755  As of circa 1755, her married name was Sheppard. 
(Family Member) Relocationbetween 1767 and 1772 She, as a family member, accompanied James Sheppard in relocating between 1767 and 1772 at Newberry District, South Carolina,2 
Death*circa 1825 She died at Newberry District, South Carolina, circa 1825. 

Family

James Sheppard (4 March 1737 - 17 September 1791)
Children
Last Edited25 February 2007

Citations

  1. Emma Benton records, Emma Benton, Andalusia, AL, to Lew Griffin, 1989.
  2. Letter of 9 Sep 1985 from M. G. Shepherd (4909 Seaver Lane, Apt 102, Richmond, VA 23228) to Mrs. Mavie H. Williams, and found in the Culpepper family file at the Tomkins Library of the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, Edgefield, SC.

Mary Culpepper

F, (circa 1783 - )
FatherBenjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC (bt 1755 - 1765 - 10 Jan 1829)
Mother(?) (?) (c 1754 - b 1790)
Birth*circa 1783 Mary was born at Orangeburg District, South Carolina, circa 1783. 
(free wh female) 1790 Census2 August 1790 Mary and Frances was probably a free white female in Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC's household on the 1790 Census on 2 August 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina.1 
Marriage*4 January 1801 She married Preston Sheppard Gilder at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 4 January 1801.2,3 
Married Name4 January 1801  As of 4 January 1801, her married name was Gilder. 
Death* She died at Pushmataha, Choctaw Co., Alabama
(Grantor) Deed21 July 1817 She granted a deed, with Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC and Joyce Powell Sheppard as a previous landowner on 21 July 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. 
(Grantor) Deed29 May 1819 She 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 1819.4 
(Heir) Will16 August 1837 Lettis, Joel, Andrew, Benjamin, James, Mary, Frances, William, David, George, George, Charlotte, Nancy and Parthenia named as heir(s) in the will of Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 16 August 1837.5 

Family

Preston Sheppard Gilder (21 April 1774 - 5 December 1854)
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited5 December 2004

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. Carlee T. McClendon, compiler, Edgefield Marriage Records, Edgefield SC, Columbia, SC: RL Bryan Co., 1970, Repository: Tomkins Library in Edgefield SC, Call No. F277.E2 C7M2 M4.
    Page 60: ""Preston Gilder and Mary Culpepper, 4 Jan 1801 (Family Record)."
  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.
    Mary Culpepper and ___ Gilder, Lived 1837 (Box 34, Pack 1279, Frames 382, 383).
  4. 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).
  5. Transcription of original will found in will book (name not recorded) at Tomkins Library, Edgefield, SC.

Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL1

M, (1782 - between 1855 and 1860)
FatherBenjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC (bt 1755 - 1765 - 10 Jan 1829)
Mother(?) (?) (c 1754 - b 1790)
DNA* Joel 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*1782 Joel was born at Orangeburg District, South Carolina, in 1782. 
(free wh male 0-16) 1790 Census2 August 1790 Joel, Andrew and 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 August 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina.2 
(free wh male 16-26) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Joel was probably a free white male, age 16 and under 26, in Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC's household on the 1800 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for are 3 females 0-10..3 
Land Lottery*1805 Joel participated in but did not win the land lottery in 1805 at Washington Co., Georgia.4 
Land Lottery1807 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1807 at Washington Co., Georgia,
Lot 213-10 in Wilkinson Co., GA.5 
Marriage*8 March 1807 He married Ann Elizabeth Tyler at Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 8 March 1807. 
1810 Census*6 August 1810 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Abbeville District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for are 1 male 0-10 and 1 female 26-45..6 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814
(2nd Sergeant in the company commanded by Capt. Zachariah Merriwether in the regiment of South Carolina Militia commanded by Col. McClure. The following account of his service is found in his petition for bounty land:
     The State of Alabama __Cherokee County__ On this third day of November A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty one, Personally appeared Joel Culpepper before me William J. (or P.) Kennedy an acting Justice of the peace within and for said County, aged Sixty nine years, a resident of County and state aforesaid who being duly sworn according to law, declares, that he is the identical Joel Culpepper who was a Sergeant in the Company commanded by Captain Zachariah Meriwether in the South Carolina regiment of infantry or malitia commanded Col M:Clure (first name forgotton) in the war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th day of June A. D. 1812. That he volunteered in Abbeville District in the State of South Carolina on or about the month of February A. D. 1815 for the term of Six months and continued in actual service xxxxxxx in said war for the term of Six weeks and was honorably discharged at the Two Sister ferry across Savannah River (By order of the Col.) and received no written discharge. He was discharged some time about the Month of April A. D. 1815 He makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty land to which he may be entitled under the "act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States pased September 28th 1850 (signed) Joel Culpepper senr Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written. And I hereby certify that I believe the said Joel Culpepper to be the identical man who served as aforesaid and that he is of the age above stated. /s/ William J.Kennedy (seal) Justice of the peace The State of Alabama I W. E. McDaniel - Judge of Probate of __Cherokee County__ Said County Do hereby Certify that William J. Kennedy whose Genuine Signature appears appears to the above and foregoing Certificate as Justice of The Peace is and was at the time of making Said Certificate duely and legally a Justice of the Peace Duely Commisioned and Qualified as Such Justice Given under my hand and official Seal this 10th Day of November A. D. 1851 /s/ W.E. McDaniel, Judge of Probate CC, Seal of Court).1 
1820 Census*7 August 1820 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Pendleton District, South Carolina.7 
1830 Census*1 June 1830 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at McMinn Co., Tennessee.8 
(Heir) Will16 August 1837 Lettis, Joel, Andrew, Benjamin, James, Mary, Frances, William, David, George, George, Charlotte, Nancy and Parthenia named as heir(s) in the will of Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 16 August 1837.9 
1840 Census*1 June 1840 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 F0-5.).10 
Letter/Message Text*13 May 1849 Joel & Ann Elizabeth Culpepper’s letter to their daughter, Eliza Ann & William Jackson Ash, Written May 13th, 1849

On the outside was written: “Ringgold Ala May 19th 10
               William Jackson Ash
               Illinois Addams County Quincy
Also on outside: “Received the 8th of June 1849”

State of Allabma Cherokee County
Dear son and Daughter I embrace this opportunity to
Inform you that we are all in tollerable good health at
This time by the great Mercies of God and hoping these
lines will find you enjoying the same blesing of God John
T. Culpeper and family is all well except Melvinia she
is poorly Rufus M. Baker and family is well Ambrose
K. Langford and Mary Ann was well two weeks ago they
Were here Mr. Clayton and family is well we Receiv’d
two letters from you one since you got home which was
a great satisfaction to here you was well thare has
been a cold bad spring here on the 16th of April there was
frost that killed Corn Cotton and wheat here and all through
the state which will make corn deare and high Arminda and
myself went to Tallerga [?] to Mr. Wm Jenkinis I
brought a small Negro girl with us for Arminda
and we were treated very kindly by Mr. Jenkins and his
Wife I Commec’d teaching scholl the 7th day of May
which was the first Monday in May and I expect to
try to go on with it for five months ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬summer we want
you write to us as often as you can we have not heard any
thing from Tennessee since you left here so no more
at present but remains your Loving Parents Brother
and Scistors till death
May 13th 1849
               Joel Culpeper Senr.
               Ann Elizabeth Culpeper

[He did not use a period in the entire letter. You will also notice in this letter and the other letter he wrote that he always addressed or spoke of the male first even though it was a son-in-law, and didn’t even say the daughters name.].1 
Letter/Message Text2 June 1850 Letter of June the 2nd 1850
On the outside of the folded letter:
               Ringgold Ala 10
               June 7th~50

               William J. Ash
               Illinois Hancock County
               Worsaw P. O. 1850
               State of Allabama Cherokee County

Dear Son and Daughter, I Take this oppor-
tunity of informing you that we are enjoying tollerable
good health at this time through the great mercies of
God and all the Connections as fair as we know and
hope thes lines may find you enjoying the same bless
-ing of God We receiv’d yours Friday last which gave
us great Satisfaction to here you was well and doing
well and that you Eliza was Satisfied with your lot
in life as for mine it has always been hard and no appear
=ance of being any better Benjamin has bought 40 Acres
of Land of Athen Cannon of the same lot that Miss Slougn(?)
lives on We have built a Cabben on it and is living in it and
has clear’d ten Acres on it and has just planted it the
land that was Clear’d we sow’d Oats we have not heard
from the Boys in Tennessee lately the last we heard
they were all well I wrote to you last February we
receiv’d a letter from you when your Mother was
lying very low with a Bowel complaint at that time
lasted eight days though She has got tollerable harty again
A.K. Langford and Mary Ann was here at that time
and Mary had a fine harty Daughter with her about one
year old now nam’d Sarah Elizabeth Collins Lang
=ford and family with several other familys started to
Texas last Winter and Benjamin Ash with them Mr.
Petigrews family is well as fair as we know you wanted
to know about your Scistor I cannot inform you nothing
only she has a fine Child Mr. Clayton and Family is
well and all with them yet Hardy Kernant is living
whare we Liv’d and Manervy has a fine Son it has been
a warm wet Winter here and a wet backward spring
that crops is late wheat is only tollerable a complent of
Rust on the Wheat Oats looks very well Cotton is very
indifferent in consiguence of wet and cold corn is worth
from 40 to fifty Cents pr Bushel Mr. Newman and Fami
=ly is well and all at home yet it is generly healthy here

There was a very heavy Storm about here some few
Weeks ago and blow’d almost all the trees down at the Methodist
Camp ground Arminda Prather has got to be the
largest of any of our Family and her Negroe girl Caroline is
a pert livly little girl about Eleven years old Landon Drake
and Hannah was Married a few weeks ago it is rather dry at this
time [handwriting changes at this point] I think Jane must put in a letter
Eliza I was glad you yet remember
me and I have taken your advice to not
take any sort Eliza ___? the girls
has got to smart to marry since
you left thear is such a out come
them all and I am doing the best I can
I want to know if you intend to
come to see us or not I am going to
see my brothers in a short time
how long I will be gone I cannot tell
I want you to write me one letter
as soon you get this write all
know and more two and how you are
sadisfide with your lot in life
I want to know what sart of work
you follow in that Country
Maria Jane Culpep [edge of paper]

[handwriting changes back to Joel’s]
N. B. We wish to see you but that we never expect to see you in
this life for we are wearing away as fast as time can move and
Agreeable to the course of nature we cannot live much longer so
let us here from you as often as you can remember us to Mr. Jones
the Elder and all enquireing friends if any so no more at pre-
-sent but we all join in love to you as Parents Brothers
and Scistors till deat.     Joel Culpeper Senr.
June the 2nd 1850     Ann Elizbeth Culpeper.1 
1850 Census*1850 Joel was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in 1850 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.11 
Death*between 1855 and 1860 He died between 1855 and 1860. 

Family

Ann Elizabeth Tyler (17 December 1790 - 10 November 1870)
Children
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited29 July 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Virginia S. and Ralph V. Wood, 1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Greenwood Press, Cambridge, 1964, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2WY 1805.
  5. The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., compiler, The Second or 1807 Land Lottery of GeorgiaGeorgia Genealogical Reprints.
  6. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Township, Abbeville District, SC
    Joel Culpepper, page 55, 3 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 0 slaves
    Joseph Culpepper, page 55, 1 M10-16, 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F45+, 23 slaves.
  7. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 193, Unknown Townships, Pendleton District, SC
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-26, 1 M26-45, 1M45+, 1 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 0 slaves.
  8. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 168, Ancestry.com image 70, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 2 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 3 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  9. Transcription of original will found in will book (name not recorded) at Tomkins Library, Edgefield, SC.
  10. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com images 5-6, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 1 M50-60, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50.
  11. P. 57, family 773.
  12. E-mail written Apr 2009 -- Feb 2011 to Lew Griffin from Virginia Rottman, e-mail address.

Frances Culpepper

F, (circa 1786 - )
FatherBenjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC (bt 1755 - 1765 - 10 Jan 1829)
Mother(?) (?) (c 1754 - b 1790)
Birth*circa 1786 Frances was born at Orangeburg District, South Carolina, circa 1786. 
(free wh female) 1790 Census2 August 1790 Mary and Frances was probably a free white female in Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC's household on the 1790 Census on 2 August 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina.1 
(free wh female 10-16) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Frances was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 16, in Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC's household on the 1800 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for are 3 females 0-10..2 
Married Namecirca 1806  As of circa 1806, her married name was Jumper. 
Marriage*circa 1806 She married (?) Jumper circa 1806. 
Married Namecirca 1806  As of circa 1806, her married name was Jumphard. 
Biography The following should correctly be a reference to Joyce Powell Culpepper, who married James Sheppard, and not to her sister Frances Culpepper, who married a Jumper. James and Joyce (Culpepper) Sheppard had a daughter Frances, and that may account for the apparent confusion in the following article about the parents of the deceased:

EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC, FAMILY CEMETERIES & DEATH NOTICES FROM THE SC BAPTIST NEWSPAPER

Published by: Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society
1st Printing July 2003
O.E.D.G.S. P. O. Box 546
Edgefield, S. C. 29824-0546

On page 171
Item 170 SHEPPARD, G. J. resolution on his death by Bethany Baptist Church, dated 22 May 1892 [Issue of Jun 1892. George James Sheppard, s/o James & Frances Culpepper Sheppard, husband of Emeline Mobley.].3,4

 

Family

(?) Jumper (circa 1782 - )
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited17 December 2006

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. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.

Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL

M, (circa 1788 - before 14 March 1857)
FatherBenjamin 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. 
(free wh male 0-16) 1790 Census2 August 1790 Joel, Andrew and 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 August 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina.1 
(free wh male 0-10) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Andrew and 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 
Miscellaneous*1806 Drury Purchased items in Geo Mayson's inventory. 
Marriage*circa 1808 He married Lettis Harris circa 1808. 
Deed21 July 1817 He granted a deed, with Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC and Joyce Powell Sheppard as a previous landowner on 21 July 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 August 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 
Deed*January 1824 He was granted a deed in January 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 
Deed1 February 1830 He granted a deed on 1 February 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 June 1830 Andrew was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina.7 
Land Grant/Patent*15 March 1837 Land was granted to Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL on 15 March 1837 at Henry Co., Alabama.8 
Land Grant/Patent15 August 1837 Land was granted to Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL on 15 August 1837 at Henry Co., Alabama.9 
(Heir) Will16 August 1837 Lettis, Joel, Andrew, Benjamin, James, Mary, Frances, William, David, George, George, Charlotte, Nancy and Parthenia named as heir(s) in the will of Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 16 August 1837.10 
1840 Census*1 June 1840 Andrew was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Henry Co., Alabama.11 
Death*before 14 March 1857 He died at Henry Co., Alabama, before 14 March 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)
Children
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited18 April 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.

Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS

M, (circa 1790 - 27 January 1860)
FatherBenjamin 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. 
(free wh male 0-16) 1790 Census2 August 1790 Joel, Andrew and 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 August 1790 at Orangeburg District, South Carolina.1 
(free wh male 0-10) 1800 Census4 August 1800 Andrew and 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 
(Heir) Will3 September 1822 Mary and Benjamin named as heir(s) in the will of Elizabeth Douglas at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 3 September 1822.5 
1830 Census*1 June 1830 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.6 
(Heir) Will16 August 1837 Lettis, Joel, Andrew, Benjamin, James, Mary, Frances, William, David, George, George, Charlotte, Nancy and Parthenia named as heir(s) in the will of Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 16 August 1837.7 
1840 Census*1 June 1840 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.8 
Census1841 A census listed Benjamin as head of household at Lawrence Co., Mississippi, in 1841.9 
Land Grant/Patent*5 January 1841 Land was granted to Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS on 5 January 1841 at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.10 
Census1845 A census listed Benjamin as head of household at Lawrence Co., Mississippi, in 1845.11 
1850 Census*1 June 1850 Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Attala Co., Mississippi.12 
Miscellaneous*April 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.13 
Death*27 January 1860 He died at Attala Co., Mississippi, on 27 January 1860.14 
Biography* Benjamin was a blacksmith, according to the 1860 mortality schedule.14 

Family

Mary Mason (circa 1792 - 18 June 1858)
Children
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited31 October 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. 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.
  7. Transcription of original will found in will book (name not recorded) at Tomkins Library, Edgefield, SC.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 1841 & 1845 State Census, Mississippi, Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3556
    B. Culpepper, Lawrence Co., MS, 1845.
  12. 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.
  13. Southern Sun Newspaper.
  14. 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.

Preston Sheppard Gilder

M, (21 April 1774 - 5 December 1854)
FatherJacob Gilder (c 1754 - c 1786)
MotherFrances Sheppard (c 1756 - )
Birth*21 April 1774 Preston was born at Ninety Six District, South Carolina, on 21 April 1774. 
Marriage*4 January 1801 He married Mary Culpepper at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 4 January 1801 at age 26.1,2 
(Grantor) Deed21 July 1817 He granted a deed, with Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC and Joyce Powell Sheppard as a previous landowner on 21 July 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. 
(Grantor) Deed29 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 
Death*5 December 1854 He died at Yantley, Choctaw Co., Alabama, on 5 December 1854 at age 80. 

Family

Mary Culpepper (circa 1783 - )
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited1 April 2002

Citations

  1. Carlee T. McClendon, compiler, Edgefield Marriage Records, Edgefield SC, Columbia, SC: RL Bryan Co., 1970, Repository: Tomkins Library in Edgefield SC, Call No. F277.E2 C7M2 M4.
    Page 60: ""Preston Gilder and Mary Culpepper, 4 Jan 1801 (Family Record)."
  2. 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.
    Mary Culpepper and ___ Gilder, Lived 1837 (Box 34, Pack 1279, Frames 382, 383).
  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).

Ann Elizabeth Tyler1

F, (17 December 1790 - 10 November 1870)
FatherJohn Tyler (c 1760 - Feb 1806)
Birth*17 December 1790 Ann was born at Orangeburg District, South Carolina, on 17 December 1790.2 
Marriage*8 March 1807 She married Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL at Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 8 March 1807 at age 16. 
Married Name8 March 1807  As of 8 March 1807, her married name was Culpepper. 
(free wh female 16-26) 1810 Census6 August 1810 Ann was probably a free white female, age 16 and under 26, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household on the 1810 Census at Abbeville District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for are 1 male 0-10 and 1 female 26-45..3 
(free wh female 26-45) 1820 Census7 August 1820 Ann was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1820 Census at Pendleton District, South Carolina.4 
(free wh female 30-40) 1830 Census1 June 1830 Ann was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1830 Census at McMinn Co., Tennessee.5 
(free wh female 40-50) 1840 Census1 June 1840 Ann was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Cherokee Co., Alabama.
(Enumerated in the census but otherwise not identified is 1 F0-5.).6 
Letter/Message Text13 May 1849 Joel & Ann Elizabeth Culpepper’s letter to their daughter, Eliza Ann & William Jackson Ash, Written May 13th, 1849

On the outside was written: “Ringgold Ala May 19th 10
               William Jackson Ash
               Illinois Addams County Quincy
Also on outside: “Received the 8th of June 1849”

State of Allabma Cherokee County
Dear son and Daughter I embrace this opportunity to
Inform you that we are all in tollerable good health at
This time by the great Mercies of God and hoping these
lines will find you enjoying the same blesing of God John
T. Culpeper and family is all well except Melvinia she
is poorly Rufus M. Baker and family is well Ambrose
K. Langford and Mary Ann was well two weeks ago they
Were here Mr. Clayton and family is well we Receiv’d
two letters from you one since you got home which was
a great satisfaction to here you was well thare has
been a cold bad spring here on the 16th of April there was
frost that killed Corn Cotton and wheat here and all through
the state which will make corn deare and high Arminda and
myself went to Tallerga [?] to Mr. Wm Jenkinis I
brought a small Negro girl with us for Arminda
and we were treated very kindly by Mr. Jenkins and his
Wife I Commec’d teaching scholl the 7th day of May
which was the first Monday in May and I expect to
try to go on with it for five months ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬summer we want
you write to us as often as you can we have not heard any
thing from Tennessee since you left here so no more
at present but remains your Loving Parents Brother
and Scistors till death
May 13th 1849
               Joel Culpeper Senr.
               Ann Elizabeth Culpeper

[He did not use a period in the entire letter. You will also notice in this letter and the other letter he wrote that he always addressed or spoke of the male first even though it was a son-in-law, and didn’t even say the daughters name.].1 
Letter/Message Text*2 June 1850 Letter of June the 2nd 1850
On the outside of the folded letter:
               Ringgold Ala 10
               June 7th~50

               William J. Ash
               Illinois Hancock County
               Worsaw P. O. 1850
               State of Allabama Cherokee County

Dear Son and Daughter, I Take this oppor-
tunity of informing you that we are enjoying tollerable
good health at this time through the great mercies of
God and all the Connections as fair as we know and
hope thes lines may find you enjoying the same bless
-ing of God We receiv’d yours Friday last which gave
us great Satisfaction to here you was well and doing
well and that you Eliza was Satisfied with your lot
in life as for mine it has always been hard and no appear
=ance of being any better Benjamin has bought 40 Acres
of Land of Athen Cannon of the same lot that Miss Slougn(?)
lives on We have built a Cabben on it and is living in it and
has clear’d ten Acres on it and has just planted it the
land that was Clear’d we sow’d Oats we have not heard
from the Boys in Tennessee lately the last we heard
they were all well I wrote to you last February we
receiv’d a letter from you when your Mother was
lying very low with a Bowel complaint at that time
lasted eight days though She has got tollerable harty again
A.K. Langford and Mary Ann was here at that time
and Mary had a fine harty Daughter with her about one
year old now nam’d Sarah Elizabeth Collins Lang
=ford and family with several other familys started to
Texas last Winter and Benjamin Ash with them Mr.
Petigrews family is well as fair as we know you wanted
to know about your Scistor I cannot inform you nothing
only she has a fine Child Mr. Clayton and Family is
well and all with them yet Hardy Kernant is living
whare we Liv’d and Manervy has a fine Son it has been
a warm wet Winter here and a wet backward spring
that crops is late wheat is only tollerable a complent of
Rust on the Wheat Oats looks very well Cotton is very
indifferent in consiguence of wet and cold corn is worth
from 40 to fifty Cents pr Bushel Mr. Newman and Fami
=ly is well and all at home yet it is generly healthy here

There was a very heavy Storm about here some few
Weeks ago and blow’d almost all the trees down at the Methodist
Camp ground Arminda Prather has got to be the
largest of any of our Family and her Negroe girl Caroline is
a pert livly little girl about Eleven years old Landon Drake
and Hannah was Married a few weeks ago it is rather dry at this
time [handwriting changes at this point] I think Jane must put in a letter
Eliza I was glad you yet remember
me and I have taken your advice to not
take any sort Eliza ___? the girls
has got to smart to marry since
you left thear is such a out come
them all and I am doing the best I can
I want to know if you intend to
come to see us or not I am going to
see my brothers in a short time
how long I will be gone I cannot tell
I want you to write me one letter
as soon you get this write all
know and more two and how you are
sadisfide with your lot in life
I want to know what sart of work
you follow in that Country
Maria Jane Culpep [edge of paper]

[handwriting changes back to Joel’s]
N. B. We wish to see you but that we never expect to see you in
this life for we are wearing away as fast as time can move and
Agreeable to the course of nature we cannot live much longer so
let us here from you as often as you can remember us to Mr. Jones
the Elder and all enquireing friends if any so no more at pre-
-sent but we all join in love to you as Parents Brothers
and Scistors till deat.     Joel Culpeper Senr.
June the 2nd 1850     Ann Elizbeth Culpeper.1 
Census*1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at McMinn Co., Tennessee, in 1860. 
Death*10 November 1870 She died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 10 November 1870 at age 79. 
Biography* Genevieve Harris has pictures of gravestone of A. E. (Ann ElizabethTYLER) Culpepper (grave in Fischer's Cem., DeKalb Co., AL) courtesy of: Barbara Hammett, Gaylesville, AL. In 1860 census McMinn Co., TN she is listed with J.J. (Jacob Joseph) Culpepper her son. She died while on a visit in Cherokee Co. AL. She had at least 2 children living in Cherokee Co., son John Tyler Culpepper & Daughter Ann Elizabeth CULPEPPER BAKER, wife of Rufus Morgan BAKER. Their graves are also in Fischer's Cemetery.

The following Equity Court case has been provided by Genevieve Harris, and shows Joel Culpepper and his wife, Ann Elizabeth Tyler, attempting to obtain their fair share of John Tyler's estate:

In Equity Ninety Six District, 1818 - Box 70, Package 3587 Joel Culpepper and Ann Elizabeth his wife vs Jacob Tyler & Joseph Culpepper, Exors of John Tyler, decd. The State of South Carolina Ninety Six District

To the Honorable the Judges of the court of Equity of said State Humbly complaining. Shew unto your honors, your orator Joel Culpepper and oratrix Ann Elizabeth Culpepper his wife which said Ann Elizabeth is the daughter of John Tyler deceased late of Lexington district in the State aforesaid.

That the said John Tyler father of your oratrix being possessed of a considerable personal estate, duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing bearing date on or about the 25th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six and thusly, after directing the payment of all his just debts, funeral expenses and the charges of his last will & testament.

Gave and bequathed to your oratrix Ann Elizabeth and Jacob Joseph Tyler his only two children all his estate to be equally divided between them, and also directed that such property as would not be of present use to his said children, should be sold at public auction by his executors to the highest bidder and ?

a lone with interest from the day of sale and further directed that if either of his negroes should not choose to live with his said children that such negroe or negroes be allowed to choose a master and that     his executors should sell them to the best advantage for his children, all which will more fully and at large appear by reference to the said will, a copy whereof is herewith filed and marked Exhibit A.     

and your orator and oratrix further shew that the said testator appointed Jacob Tyler, John Wolfe and Joseph Culpepper his executors and shortly after making & publishing his last will and testament the said John Tyler departed this life without altering or reworking his said will; and your orator and oratrix furthur shew that the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper proved the said will & took upon themselves the ? and execution of the same, the said John Wolfe refusing to act and by virtue of the said will the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper posesed themselves of all the personal estate of said John Tyler to the amount of three thousand Dollars or other large sums: And your orator and oratrix further shew that the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper sold all the personal estate of the said testator and received the proceeds of such sale to a large amount

And your orator further shews that on or about the 8th day of March 1807, he intermarried with your oratrix Ann Elizabeth Tyler, whereby your orator in Right of his wife is become entitled to one half of the estate of said John Tyler: And your orator & oratrix     furthur charge that the said Executors hired out and received the hire of a Negro of said estate called Commodore Tom and have rendered no account of the same: And your orator and oratrix furthur charge that they are entitled to one half of said estate or the amount sales thereof with interest thereon from the dates of the sale and also to one half of the hire of said Negro and interest thereon:

Your orator and oratrix furthur shew that since their intermarriage aforesaid they have often applied to the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper in a friendly manner and desired them to give your orator & oratrix an account of the estate of said testator and that they might pay to your orator & oratrix what should appear due to them in right of your oratrix, and your orator and oratrix well hoped the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper would have complied with such thus reasonable request as in justice and equity they ought to have done.

But now so thus may it please your honors, the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper under various pretenses refuse to account with and pay over to your orator & oratrix what they are justly entitled unto: In tender consideration whereof and forasmuch as matters of this nature are most profuly cognizable and relievable in a court of Equity.

To the end therefore that the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper may upon their several[or sworn?] consoral oaths true and perfect answers make to all and singular the promises in as full and as ample a manner as if the same were here again repeated &     ? and that the same Jacob Tyler & Joseph Culpepper may set forth, whether the said John Tyler your oratrix's father did not make such last will & testament as herein before is set forth bearing date at or about the time in this bill stated and whether the said John Tyler the testator did not shortly thereafter departed this life without altering or reworking the said will?

And whether upon his death the said Jacob Tyler & Joseph Culpepper did not prove the same as Executors thereof and whether by virtue thereof they did not possess themselves of all the estate of the said testator and whether they did not sell the same and that they may set forth a true and particular account of the same and of the amount of sale[?] and how the same has been disposed of & whether they did not hire out the said Negro called Commodore Tom & receive the said hire & how much & whether the said John Wolf did not refuse to act or qualify under the said will

And that the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper may be decreed to come to a just & fair account with your orator and oratrix of the estate of the said John Tyler & of the hire of the said Negro called Commodore Tom and that they may pay to your orator & oratrix what upon such amount shall appear to be due to them with interest thereon. And what your orator and oratrix may have such furthur and other relief in the premises to your Honors shall deem meet. May it please your Honors to grant unto your orator & oratrix the writ of Suppana to be directed to the said Jacob Tyler and Joseph Culpepper thusly commanding them at a certain day and under a certain penalty to be issued personally to be & appear in this honorable court thus & there to answer the premises & to stand to and abide such order and decree there in as to your honors shall deem agreeable to equity & good conscience----And your orator & oratrix shall ever pray re. Noble Comsl: Sol.1 
Burial*say 12 November 1870 Her body was interred say 12 November 1870 at Fischer Cemetery, Fischer Crossroads, DeKalb Co., Alabama. Stone reads A. E. CULPEPPER, WAS BORN, DEC 1790 DIED, NOV 10 1870.1 

Family

Joel Culpepper of Cherokee Co. AL (1782 - between 1855 and 1860)
Children
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited29 July 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 1999 - 2013 to Lew Griffin from Nada Joy Hyde, Chattanooga, TN, e-mail address.
  3. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Township, Abbeville District, SC
    Joel Culpepper, page 55, 3 M0-10, 1 M26-45, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45, 0 slaves
    Joseph Culpepper, page 55, 1 M10-16, 2 M16-26, 1 M45+, 1 F45+, 23 slaves.
  4. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 193, Unknown Townships, Pendleton District, SC
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-10, 1 M10-26, 1 M26-45, 1M45+, 1 F0-10, 1 F26-45, 0 slaves.
  5. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 168, Ancestry.com image 70, Unknown Township, McMinn Co., TN
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M0-5, 2 M5-10, 1 M15-20, 2 M20-30, 1 M40-50, 3 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 1 F15-20, 1 F30-40, 0 slaves.
  6. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Ancestry.com images 5-6, Unknown Township, Cherokee Co., AL
    Joel Culpepper, 1 M10-15, 1 M50-60, 1 F0-5, 1 F5-10, 2 F10-15, 1 F40-50.
  7. E-mail written Apr 2009 -- Feb 2011 to Lew Griffin from Virginia Rottman, e-mail address.

(?) Jumper

M, (circa 1782 - )
Name Variation He was also known as Schombert
(original German spelling).1 
Name Variation He was also known as Jumphard
(as spelled in Joyce Culpepper's will). 
Name Variation He was also known as Sheppard.2 
Birth*circa 1782 (?) was born circa 1782. 
Marriage*circa 1806 He married Frances Culpepper circa 1806. 

Family

Frances Culpepper (circa 1786 - )
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited17 December 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail written Aug 2004 -- Apr 2011 to Lew Griffin from Harriet Imrey, Chicago, IL, e-mail address.
    see Threewits article on Palmettoroots.org:
    http://www.palmettoroots.org/Family_Threewits.html
  2. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.

Lettis Harris

F, (circa 1790 - before 1850)
FatherMicajah Harris (c 1760 - 1813)
MotherSarah Sheppard (c 1768 - c 1819)
Name Variation She was also known as Letty. 
Name Variation She was also known as Lettice. 
Birth*circa 1790 Lettis was born circa 1790. 
Marriage*circa 1808 She married Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL circa 1808. 
Married Namecirca 1808  As of circa 1808, her married name was Culpepper. 
Deed21 July 1817 She granted a deed, with Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC and Joyce Powell Sheppard as a previous landowner on 21 July 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. 
Deed29 May 1819 She 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 1819.1 
(free wh female 26-45) 1820 Census7 August 1820 Lettis was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL's household, on the 1820 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for is 1 male 10-16..2 
(free wh female 40-50) 1830 Census1 June 1830 Lettis was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL's household, on the 1830 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina.3 
(Heir) Will16 August 1837 Lettis, Joel, Andrew, Benjamin, James, Mary, Frances, William, David, George, George, Charlotte, Nancy and Parthenia named as heir(s) in the will of Joyce Powell Sheppard at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 16 August 1837.4 
(free wh female 50-60) 1840 Census1 June 1840 Lettis was probably a free white female, age 50 and under 60, in Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Henry Co., Alabama.5 
Death*before 1850 She died at Henry Co., Alabama, before 1850. 

Family

Andrew Culpepper of Henry Co., AL (circa 1788 - before 14 March 1857)
Children
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited6 November 2007

Citations

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Transcription of original will found in will book (name not recorded) at Tomkins Library, Edgefield, SC.
  5. 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.

Mary Mason

F, (circa 1792 - 18 June 1858)
FatherGeorge Mason (s 1761 - b 1822)
MotherElizabeth Douglas (c 1764 - 1829)
Birth*circa 1792 Mary was born circa 1792. 
Marriage*circa 1810 She married Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS circa 1810.1,2 
Married Namecirca 1810  As of circa 1810, her married name was Culpepper. 
(Heir) Will3 September 1822 Mary and Benjamin named as heir(s) in the will of Elizabeth Douglas at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 3 September 1822.3 
(free wh female 20-30) 1830 Census1 June 1830 Mary was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS's household, on the 1830 Census at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.4 
(free wh female 40-50) 1840 Census1 June 1840 Mary was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 June 1840 at Lawrence Co., Mississippi.5 
(Household member) 1850 Census1 June 1850 Mary, Cynthia, Margaret, Nancy, William and Benjamin listed as a household member living with Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS on the 1850 Census on 1 June 1850 at Attala Co., Mississippi.6 
Death*18 June 1858 She died at Attala Co., Mississippi, on 18 June 1858. 

Family

Benjamin Culpepper of Attala Co. MS (circa 1790 - 27 January 1860)
Children
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited31 October 2011

Citations

  1. 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).
  2. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

John Tyler1

M, (circa 1760 - February 1806)
FatherHans Rudolph Theiler (1737 - b 1775)
MotherElizabeth (?) (s 1737 - )
Birth*circa 1760 John was born at Saxe Gotha, Craven Co., South Carolina, circa 1760. 
American Revolution*between 1776 and 1781 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War in Saxe Gotha, Berkeley District, South Carolina, between 1776 and 1781
(Tyler, John, 1791 Petition found in Audit Acct of Wade & Richard Hampton AA 3287 FR: 388-387
RW 2749

The Honourable [so sp. on document] Jacob Read Esqr. Speaker of the House of Representatives; and
the Gentlemen the Members of the House,
                The petition of your humble petitioners residing on and near
the Congaree river, most Humbly sheweth;
                         That we your humble petitioners all men of staunch
Republican principles, which the whole tenor of our conduct sufficiently evinces, But at the
time when this part of the Country was over=run by it’s Implacable Enemies, Maxwell
the Commander of the Congaree=fort forced all the men of the vicinage within the fortifica=
=tion; where we remained until the place surrendered to the American army. It was then pro=
=posed to the prisoners, whether they should be sent to Charleston or serve ten months in the
cause of their Country, the latter was readily embraced by us and we proved our innate and
independant feelings by immediately entering under the Banner of General Sumter in Colonel
Wade Hampton’s Regiment of light Troops and by the Chearfulness and ______ with which we
went thro our Duty during the said term. We thereon your humble petitioners humbly hope that
this honorable house will be pleased to look on us in the same point of view as the rest of the
Regiment we served in, that we may receive the same Bounty as promised to others, Your petiti=
=oners also Humbly Represent to this house that the greatest part of us during our absence
from home and on Duty, were by the inroads of Foraging parties plundered of our Effects
and are Reduced to very indegent circumstances - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Your petitioners rest in humble hope this house will be pleased to order that we may receive
the Bounty and pay as the rest of the troop adequate to the time of our service or grant us such
relief in the premises as to the wisdom and humanity of the house shall seem meet - - - - - - -
                              And your humble petitioners will ever pray, ____
Saxa-Gotha, January, 24, 1791

Frederick Class [something crossed out]
George Slappey Martin Hook
[unable to read this one] John Gossert
Hen. Slappy Sergt.           Mash ___ adm. of the will
Barbara Lee, Executrix to Estate James Mashborn
of Adam Minick Jacob Bonner
Jacob Heily            Martin Hidle
Henry Geiger                Conrad Raff
Simeon Theus           Oliver Legran
Edw Wells            John Foust
John Tyler                Peter Foust).1 
Will27 August 1794 John named as executor(s) on 27 August 1794.1 
1800 Census*1800 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Orangeburg District, South Carolina. P. 252. 
Will*5 February 1806 He made a will at Lexington District, South Carolina, on 5 February 1806.

His will, which follows, is courtesy of Genevieve Harris. It mentions his two children Ann Elizabeth, and Jacob Joseph: Exhibit A Filed 21st Feb. 1818 - In Equity Ninety Six District 1818 Joel Culpepper & Ann Elizabeth his wife vs Jacob Tyler & Joseph Culpepper Exhibit A Feb 22nd February 1819 - Equity case Jacob J. Tyler vs Jacob Tyler

In The Name of God Amen I John Tyler of Lexington District in the State of South Carolina planter, being weak in body tho of Sound mind, memory and understanding, thanked be God make publish and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say

First I direct that my body may be disposed of in that manner that may be most agreeable to my Executors herein after named and that all my just debts funeral expenses and charges of this my will be fully paid and satisfied by my said Executors-

Also - I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Anne Elizabeth Tyler, and to my beloved son Jacob Joseph Tyler, all my estate, to be equally divided between them, also - I declare that such property as should not be of present use to my said children to be sold at public vendue by my said Executors, to the highest bidder on a credit of one year with interest from the day of sale.

Likewise if either of my Negroes should not choose to live with my said children, it is my desire that he or they may be allowed to choose a master, and my executors to sell them to the best advantage for my said children. Likewise it is my desire that my said executors shall furnish each of my Negroes three hundred and fifty weight of pork for every year while they remain the property of my said children and bread sufficient.

And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my dear beloved brother Jacob Tyler, my beloved and undoubted friend John Wolfe and my dear beloved Uncle Joseph Culpepper executors of this my last will and Testament. And I do hereby revoke all former wills, codicils, or testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made by me.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and six. Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses - Frederick Class /signed/ J Denton /s/ John Tyler /signed/ State of South Carolina

Personally appeared before me Alexander Bell [from here down this part only on Ex .A copy for Jacob Joseph Tyler] Lexington District ordinary for said district Frederick Class and being duly sworn saith on his oath that he saw the within named John Tyler sign and seal this within instrument of___ as his last will and testament and that he in the presence cf John Denton dist sign the same as witness.____the 22nd of March 1806. - Frederick Class /s/ Alexander Bell A.L.D. --

Ordinary's office Lexington Districk 24th February 1819 I do hereby certify that the above is a correct and true copy from the orignal will as appears on record in my office. John McCrolss (?).1 
Death*February 1806 He died at Lexington District, South Carolina, in February 1806. 
Probate*22 March 1806 Probate action was taken on John's estate on 22 March 1806 at Lexington District, South Carolina

Family

Children
Last Edited30 April 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.

Joyce Powell Culpepper

F, (1 February 1801 - 10 February 1824)
FatherBenjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC (bt 1755 - 1765 - 10 Jan 1829)
MotherJoyce Powell Sheppard (29 Dec 1770 - 24 Feb 1841)
Birth*1 February 1801 Joyce was born at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 1 February 1801. 
(free wh female 0-10) 1810 Census6 August 1810 Joyce was probably a free white female under 10 years of age, in Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC's household on the 1810 Census at Edgefield District, South Carolina. Unaccounted for is 1 male 26-45.1 
(Grantee) Deed18 December 1811 She was granted a deed by Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC on 18 December 1811 at Edgefield District, South Carolina,

This indenture made this 18th Day of December in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and eleven and of the American Independence the thirty sixths. Between Benjamin Culpeper of the one part and George Strother of the other part of the same District and State aforesaid.

WHEREAS the said Benjamin Culpeper is desirous of making some fixed and permanent arrangement as to his property and estate, and thereby to make provision for his wife Joyce Culpeper, his daughter Joyce Culpeper and the aforementioned George Strother, and that no event accident or occurrences may frustrate and defeat the mind, will and intention of the said Benjamin Culpeper in all and singular or any part and parcell of the provisions in this Deed contemplated, he hath resolved, and determined to divest himself of all the property interest and estate herein after mentioned, and to vest the whole and every part thereof in the said George Strother for the uses, intents and purposes herein after mentioned.

NOW this INDENTURE WITNESSETH That in pursuance of the fixed purpose and intention of the said Benjamin Culpeper, and also for and in consideration of one Dollar and Twenty five Cents to the said Benjamin Culpeper by the said George well and truly paid at and before the sealing and delivery of their presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and for divers other causes and considerations specially moving the said Benjamin thereto, hath granted, bargained and sold and by their presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said George Strother the following Negros, namely Jacob, Dublin, Nammy, Lydia, Peter and Morrice and all and every of their issues and _____, and also four of my best and most valuable Horses, my Waggon and gear, and all of my Household and kitchen furniture & all my my Plantation Tolls, the one half of my Stock of Cattle, Sheep and Hogs to have and to hold all and singular the Negros and other property aforementioned to the said George Strother his Heirs and ______to and for and upon the several uses trusts and purposes and subject to the several limitations and agreements hereinafter mentioned, limited, expressed and declared of and concerning the same.

The said Benjamin Culpeper excuses and reserves to himself the right and privilege (if he shall wish to claim and exercise the same) to keep in his own custody forever and posession during his natural life, all and singular the aforementioned Negros and other property, and to use employ and control the same, to enjoy and have during his natural life the profits and advantages of the same; but not to sell or dispose of the same or any part thereof without the consent of the said George Strother.

And the said Benjamin Culpeper further stipulates and provides that if his wife Joyce Culpeper shall outlive him the said Benjamin _____and in that case the said Joyce shall be permitted to choose the four Horses from my stock of horses then on hand - that the one full half or share of my Cattle, Hogs, Sheep all of my Household and kitchen furniture, and Plantation Tools shall be ascertained by the judment and decision of three disinterested persons one to be chosen by my wife, one by the said George Strother and one by the children which I had by my former wife - And that the division shall have been fully ascertained in manner aforementioned then immediately shall the said George make and execute to the said Joyce my wife a Deed for all the aforementioned Negros and their issue and the said four horses and the waggon and gear, and the said one half or share of all my stock of Hogs, Cattle Sheep, and all of my household and kitchen furniture., and Plantation Tools to her and her Heirs forever to dispose of the same as she thinks prudent and proper. --

And it is further provided that during the lifetime of the said Benjamin and before the execution of the said Deed from the said George Strother to the said Joyce Culpeper she the said Joyce has full power and right to sell will or otherwise dispose of all or any of the aforementioned property subject however to life estate of the said Benjamin Culpeper.

AND lastly it is provided that if the said Joyce Culpeper should die intestate without having made any disposition of the aforementioned property then it is expressly understood and provided that the same and all and every part thereof be equally divided between my Daughter Joyce Culpeper and the said George Strother the Trustee named in this case them and their Heirs forever.

IN WITNESS whereof we have mutually hereunto set our hands and affixed our Seals the day and year above written.

Benjamin Culpeper (signed by one that deed)
in presence of James Spann, David Richardson, George S Strother

SOUTH CAROLINA, Edgefield District - Before me personally appeared David Richardson and made oath on the holy Evangist of Almighty God that he was present and saw the within named Benjamin Culpeper and George S Strother sign the within instrument of writing for the purposes therein mentioned and saw James Spann sign with himself as witness thereunto. David Richardson.

Sworn before me 30th March 1812, John Blocker, S. Q., Clerks Office, Edgefield District
Recorded in my office in Book H H page 69 and examined this 30th Mary 1812. S. Butler, Reg. E. D.2 
Marriage*16 November 1815 She married James Sheppard on 16 November 1815 at age 14.3 
Married Name16 November 1815  As of 16 November 1815, her married name was Sheppard. 
(Grantor) Deed21 July 1817 She granted a deed, with Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC and Joyce Powell Sheppard as a previous landowner on 21 July 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. 
(Grantor) Deed29 May 1819 She 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 1819.4 
Death*10 February 1824 She died on 10 February 1824 at age 23. 
Burial*circa 11 February 1824 Her body was interred circa 11 February 1824 at Strother-Sheppard Cemetery, Edgefield District, South Carolina
Biography* The following should correctly be a reference to Joyce Powell Culpepper, who married James Sheppard, and not to her sister Frances Culpepper, who married a Jumper. James and Joyce (Culpepper) Sheppard had a daughter Frances, and that may account for the apparent confusion in the following article about the parents of the deceased:

EDGEFIELD COUNTY, SC, FAMILY CEMETERIES & DEATH NOTICES FROM THE SC BAPTIST NEWSPAPER

Published by: Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society
1st Printing July 2003
O.E.D.G.S. P. O. Box 546
Edgefield, S. C. 29824-0546

On page 171
Item 170 SHEPPARD, G. J. resolution on his death by Bethany Baptist Church, dated 22 May 1892 [Issue of Jun 1892. George James Sheppard, s/o James & Frances Culpepper Sheppard, husband of Emeline Mobley.].5,6

 

Family

James Sheppard (10 December 1790 - September 1869)
Children
ChartsBenjamin Culpepper of SC Female Descendants
Last Edited25 February 2007

Citations

  1. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Township, Edgefield District, SC
    Benjamin Culpepper, page 70, 1 M26-45, 1 M45+, 1 F0-10, 1 F45+, 8 slaves.
  2. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
    Edgefield Deed Bk 31, page 69.
  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.
    ___ Culpepper and James Sheppard, Lived 1837 (Box 34, Pack 1279, Frames 382, 383, 387).
  4. 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).
  5. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  6. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.
  7. Letter of 9 Sep 1985 from M. G. Shepherd (4909 Seaver Lane, Apt 102, Richmond, VA 23228) to Mrs. Mavie H. Williams, and found in the Culpepper family file at the Tomkins Library of the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, Edgefield, SC.