Mendelia Elizabeth Culpepper

Female1820–1870

Brief Life History of Mendelia Elizabeth

When Mendelia Elizabeth Culpepper was born in 1820, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Richard Culpepper, was 25 and her mother, Silvia Geiger, was 20. She married Solomon Beckham on 7 December 1837, in Pike, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pennington Township, Bradley, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1870, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Ross Cemetery, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Beckham
1809–1887
Mendelia Elizabeth Culpepper
1820–1870
Marriage: 7 December 1837
John R. Beckham
1839–
Joseph R. Beckham
1839–
Sallie Beckham
1859–
Thomas Bailey Beckham
1841–1915
Henry H. Beckham
1844–1917
William Harman Beckham
1847–1924
James Lee Beckham
1849–1934
Martha S. Beckham
1851–
Mary J. Beckham
1854–
Rebecca Beckham (Johnston)
1856–1949
Solomon Daniel Beckham
1864–1926

Sources (10)

  • Elizabeth Bickum in household of Solomon Bickum, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mendalia E Culpepper, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Unknown in entry for Thomas B. Beckham, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 December 1837Pike, Georgia, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (6)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 0

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1822 · Slave Rebellion

    Age 2

    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

    1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

    Age 15

    On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex): from Middle English cul(l)en, coilen ‘to cull, select, gather’ (Old French coillir, from Latin colligere ‘to collect or gather’) + pep(p)er ‘pepper’, probably an occupational name for a herbalist or spicer.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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