789. Benjamin Hunter
Dupuy was born on 11 May 1845 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.
(114) He appeared on the census in 1880 in
Macon, Powhatan County, Virginia.(809)
He appeared on the census on 1 Jun 1900 in Marion, Crittendon County, Kentucky.
(810) He appeared on the census on 27 Apr
1910 in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida.(811)
He appeared on the census on 16 Jan 1920 in Leesburg, Lake County, Florida.
(812) He died on 19 Mar 1926 in Jackson County,
Florida.(813) He was buried in Lone
Oak Cemetery, Leesburg, Lake County, Florida.
Dr. Dupuy was the author of "Bartholomew Dupuy and his Descendants",
published in 1908, an valuable source for Dupuy research.
Autobiography of the Rev. Benjamin Hunter Dupuy, from "Bartholomew Dupuy
and his Descendants", written by B. H. Dupuy in 1908, p. 207-209:
Rev. Benjamin Hunter Dupuy; Volunteer, May, 1863, in the First Richmond Howitzers,
Cabell's Battalion of Artillery, Longstreet's Corps, C. S. A. ;Mustered in at
Culpeper Court House, Va., June, 1863; Engaged in the battles of Gettysburg,
Pa., July 2, 3, 1863, of Spottsylvania Court House, May, Dupuy and of Cole Harbor,
Va., June, 1864; Retreated with his company to Appomattox Court House, Va., 1865;
Escaped from surrendering with Gen. Lee's army, Apr. 10, 1865, and after the
surrender of Gen. Johnson's army, Apr. 26, took the oath of allegiance to the
United States, in Farmville, Va., May, 1865;
Hampden-Sidney College, Va., 1873; Union Theological Seminary, Va., 1876; Licensed,
Apr. 1876, by the Presbytery of Roanoke; Ordained, Aug., 1876, by the Presbytery
of East Hanover; Pastor of the Powhatan and Stated Supply of the Willis churches,
Va., 1876-83; Evangelist of the Presbytery of Western District, Tenn., 1883-84;
Pastor of the Second church, St. Joseph, Mo., 1884-86, of Carrollton, Mo., 1886-88,
of Higginsville, Mo., 1888-93; Pastor Elect of Waxahachie, Tex., 1894; Pastor
of Water Valley, Miss., 1894-98; Stated Supply of Marion, Ky., 1900-01, and of
Big Spring and Bloomfield, Ky., 1902-03; Pastor of Davibs, W. Va., 1904-06, and
of Beverly, W. Va., 1906; While without a regular charge, 1898-99, supplied the
Prytania Street church; of New Orleans, La., the Central church, of Knoxville,
Tenn., and the Second and Alabama St. Churches of Memphis, Tenn. ;
The following minute was made by the Second church of Memphis, and published
in the church papers: "Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 24, 1899. In the absence of
Dr. N. M.. Woods for the last six weeks, the Rev. B. H. Dupuy has been our Pastor. As
he leaves us, we as a Session make record of the eminently satisfactory manner
in which he has served our church. He has preached the Word in its simplicity
and power. He has preached Christ and Him crucified as the sinner's only hope,
with loving earnestness and effectiveness. He has preached to Christians, the
pure Gospel, faithfully, affectionately and fearlessly. He is a pleasing speaker.
He uses no notes in his discourses. He is a logical reasoner, a man of sound
sense, thoroughly evangelical and consecrated to the Master's service. Simple,
grave, sincere, fervent and impressive in prayer; he illustrates by a Holy walk
his discipleship with the Lord Jesus. The Session by unanimous vote hereby thank
him for his efficient work and Christian example while with us; and we return
thanks to God that He sent us this humble and devoted minister. We take great
pleasure in commending our brother to the favorable consideration of any church
in need of a good Pastor and able Preacher"; (Written by Judge C. W. Heiskell,
and signed by twelve other elders) ;
A frequent writer for the Church papers and author of this volume; b., in Prince
Edward Co., Va., May 11, 1845; m., in Cumberland Co., Va., Nov. 30, 1876, Lelia
Morton Blanton, b., in Cumberland Co., Va., Apr. 27, 1859; [Daughter of Dr. Hugh
Lawrence and Frances Camilla (Blanton, daughter of Joseph and Susan (Walker)
Blanton), Blanton ; Son of Lawrence and Gillie (Colley) Blanton].
b. Va -Confederate Soldier 1863- presbyterian Minister 1976- They That Turn Many
To Righteousness Shall Sine As The Stars Forever And Ever
He was married to Lelia Morton Blanton (daughter of
Hugh Lawrence Blanton and Francis Camilla) on 30 Nov 1876
in Cumberland County, Virginia. Lelia Morton Blanton
was born on 27 Apr 1859 in Cumberland County, Virginia. She died on 7 Jun 1915
in Lake County, Florida. She was buried in Lone Oak Cemetery, Leesburg, Lake
b. Va - w/o Rev. B H DupuyBlessed Are The Dead Which Die In The Lord
Benjamin Hunter Dupuy and Lelia Morton Blanton had the following children:
Blanton Hugo Dupuy.
Susanna Lavillon Dupuy.
Benjamin Hunter Dupuy.
Joseph Lawrence Dupuy.
Lelia Morton Dupuy.
John Davis Dupuy was born on 3 Sep 1886 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.
He died on 22 Nov 1886 in Cumberland County, Virginia. He was buried in Brown's
Presyterian Church, Cumberland County, Virginia.
Henrietta Camilla Dupuy.
Paul Bartholomew Dupuy was born on 7 Apr 1891 in Higginsville, Missouri.
(814) He died on 7 Oct 1918 in France. He
was buried in Lone Oak Cemetery, Leesburg, Lake County, Florida.
From West Virginia List of Deceased Soldiers from World War 1
Dupuy, Paul B., Pvt., died Oct. 7-18, Curtin, Hq Co 158 Inf
b. Mo-s/o Rev B H & L M Va WW Soldier- Hq Co 58th Inf-Killed Meuse-Argonne
Offensive -He Bravely Died For The Cause of Humanity Be Thou Faithful Unto Death
And I Will Give Thee A Crown of Life.
Elvira May Dupuy (Private).
James Lindsay Dupuy(815) was born
on 15 Jul 1895 in Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Mississippi.
(816) He died on 12 Apr 1924. He was buried in Lone Oak Cemetery,
Leesburg, Lake County, Florida.
b. Miss-s/o Rev B H & L M VA Afflicted Here Now Glorying For Our Affliction
Worketh For Us A Fr More Exceeding And Eternal Weight Of Glory. When The Lord
Lovewth He Chasteneth
John William Dupuy.