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Lydia LNU (Culpeper)

Female Abt 1725 - Aft 1775  (~ 51 years)

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  • Name Lydia LNU (Culpeper) 
    Born Abt 1725 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1775  Lexington Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3298  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Family Benjamine Culpepper,   b. Abt 1724, Edgecombe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1771  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1745  Edgecombe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Joseph Culpepper
    +2. John Culpepper,   b. Abt 1748,   d. Aft 1772  (Age ~ 25 years)
     3. Benjamin Culpepper, III,   b. 10 Jan 1749, Edgecombe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1817, Edfield Dist., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lydia has been suggested as the mother of Joseph, John and Benjamin
      Culpepper of South Carolina since she appears to have been a widowed
      woman who owned land near Joseph in South Carolina. 22 Aug 1771, Lydia
      or "Liddy Cullpeper" received a royal land grant (Royal Grants Vol.
      24, p. 199) "on the Fork of Wateree and Congaree River on a Branch
      Called Griffins Creek. Bounding North Westwardly part on John Griffin
      and part Vacant land - Southeastward on lands unknown and all other
      Sides on Vacant land." See
      PDF for a plat of her land and surrounding landowners.

      Since Lydia was granted land in her own name, this suggests that she
      was a widow at the time the land was granted. Since her presumed son,
      Joseph, held land in his own right and her other presumed sons, John
      and Benjamin, have not been identified in pre-Revolutionary land
      records, it is possible that they were living together on Lydia's land
      as an extended family.

      Lydia's maiden name and place of birth are unknown, however, based on
      a study of extant records of Culpepper's in South Carolina, North
      Carolina and Virginia, and known migration patterns of other families
      in South Carolina about this time, Lydia was probably born and married
      in North Carolina. The names John, Joseph, and Benjamin Culpepper were
      used in several Culpepper families that appear to trace back to Robert
      Culpepper of Norfolk Co., VA. While some members of the line remained
      in Norfolk Co., VA, other members of the line appear to have moved
      across the North Carolina border to Northampton and later Edgecombe
      County. From there various branches moved to Anson Co., NC, South
      Carolina and Georgia.

      Lydia may have been related to one of the families that were living
      near the Culpepper's in Edgecombe / Granville County on Fishing Creek,
      Sandy Creek, Mocassin Creek, or Peach Tree Creek, such as the
      Strothers, Richardson's, Masons, Thompsons, Powell's, Ward's, Wilders,
      Foreman's, and Rowell's, to mention a few.

      Since no will has been found, there is only circumstantial evidence
      based on extant records to suggest that Lydia's husband was Benjamin
      Culpepper, Jr. and that they married around 1741 on Fishing Creek in
      Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

      Sometime between 1754 and 1767, Lydia and her sons, and possibly her
      husband Benjamin Jr., as well, moved to South Carolina, either
      Orangeburg or Camden District. By 1771, Lydia was in Camden District
      where, as noted, she was granted 350 acres on Griffin's Creek in 1771.
      She was mentioned on a tax record there in 1775 (Leon Hollingsworth
      Collection). Her date of death is not known. She did not appear as a
      head-of-household in the first U. S. census in 1790 although she might
      have been one of three women noted living with her probable son,
      Joseph Culpepper.