Edmund Berry Culpepper

Male, #1498, (20 Jul 1848 - 6 Feb 1905)
Father*John Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA1 (9 Jan 1815 - bt 1880 - 1900)
Mother*Celia Pickren1 (18 Feb 1821 - 18 Jun 1868)
DNA* Edmund has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of James Culpepper, son of Robert Culpepper, Jr., who is a grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA.2 
Name Variation He was also known as Edmond Berry Culpepper.1 
Birth20 Jul 1847 Edmund was born at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia, on 20 Jul 1847.3 
Birth*20 Jul 1848 Edmund was born at Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 20 Jul 1848. 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Edmund, Joel, John and Celia listed as a household member living with John Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Muscogee Co., Georgia.4 
Relocation1 Jan 1854 He, as a family member, accompanied John Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA in relocating on 1 Jan 1854 at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia; The Culpeppers were living in the southern part of Muscogee County in 1854 when that part of the county was split off to form Chattahoochee County, with Cusseta as its county seat. 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Celia, John, Joel, Edmund, Lucretia, Anna, Amos and Aaron listed as a household member living with John Culpepper of Chattahoochee Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia.5 
Civil War*between 1864 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1864 and 1865

     Capt. Pemberton's Company of Georgia Cavalry. 
Death of Mother18 Jun 1868 His mother Celia Pickren died on 18 Jun 1868 at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*Feb 1869 He married Sarah Jane Morgan in Feb 1869 at age 20.3 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Edmund was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia.6 
Birth15 Oct 1873 7,8 
Birth of Son9 Apr 1875 His son John Green Culpepper was born on 9 Apr 1875 at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia
Birth of SonApr 1896 His son A. U. Culpepper was born in Apr 1896 at Alabama
Land Grant/Patent*4 Nov 1899 Land was granted to Edmund Berry Culpepper on 4 Nov 1899 at Crenshaw Co., Alabama.9 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Edmund was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Bullock, Crenshaw Co., Alabama.10 
Death*6 Feb 1905 He died at Chattahoochee Co., Georgia, on 6 Feb 1905 at age 56.11,7 
Burial*circa 7 Feb 1905 His body was interred circa 7 Feb 1905 at Culpepper Cemetery, Fort Benning, Chattahoochee Co., Georgia. The published death notices for Edmund state that he is buried at County Line Primitive Baptist Cemetery (on the Chattahoochee/ Marion county line) - however, he has a marked grave at a site designated the Culpepper Cemetery, private cemetery #47 on the survey listing compiled under the supervision of Elsie W. Hight in 1981. There were reportedly several brick and stone crypts at this site, but that of E. B. CULPEPPER (1847 - 06 FEB 1905) was the only marked grave with identification cited. Perhaps Edmond's funeral was conducted at the County Line Church, but he was interred at the family burying ground? A photograph of his tombstone and other stones in the cemetery may be seen at the bottom of this page: http://gen.culpepper.com/archives/ga/chattahoochee.htm.7,11,12 
Obituary*8 Feb 1905 7 Feb 1905: "E. B. Culpepper, aged 58 years, died at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, No. 1420 Twelfth avenue, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, six children and one grand child.
     He was of the Primitive Baptist faith. The funeral will take place this morning at nine o'clock and will be conducted by Elder W. M. Bullard. The interment will be at County Line church, in Muscogee count."

8 Feb 1905: ""The funeral of Mr. E. B. Culpepper whose death occurred Monday afternoon, took place from his late residence No. 1436 Twelfth avenue, at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, conducted by Elder W. M. Bullard. The remains were taken on the 2:20 o'clock Central train to County Line Church, Muscogee [sic - Chattahoochee at that time, now Marion] county, where the interment took place.13 
Military pension*1905 Because of Edmund Berry Culpepper's service in war, his family received financial aid in 1905 at Muscogee Co., Georgia,
Edmond Berry Culpepper, served in 12th GA Cavalry State Guards. He and his widow, Sarah Jane Culpepper, lived in Muscogee County, GA.14 


Sarah Jane Morgan (28 Feb 1845 - 15 Oct 1921)
Marriage*Feb 1869 He married Sarah Jane Morgan in Feb 1869 at age 20.3 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
James Culpepper of Nash Co., NC : Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 May 2015


  1. Norma Kate Rogers, History of Chattahoochee County, Georgia, Columbus, GA: Columbus Office Supply, 1933.
    "Culpepper-Clark-Walker-Morgan Genealogy" by James A. Culpepper and Mrs. Moley Culpepper.
  2. Culpepper Project at FamilyTreeDNA.com, http://gen.culpepper.com/dna/results.htm[:WEB].
  3. Confederate Pension Application; (n.p.: n.pub.).
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 346B, Hallocox District, Muscogee Co., GA (ID: 1458)
    John Culpepper, 38, M, Farmer, $700, GA
    Celia Culpepper, 29, M, Sumter Co., GA
    Joel W. Culpepper, 4, M, Muscogee Co., GA
    Edmund B. Culpepper, 3, M, Muscogee Co., GA.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 464, Cusseta PO, Chattahoochee Co., GA
    John Culpepper, 47, M, Farmer, $700/$1900, GA
    Liley Culpepper, 40, F, SC
    Jasper Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    George Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    Edmon Culpepper, 11, M, GA
    Cracy Culpepper, 10, F, GA
    Analiza Culpepper, 7, F, GA
    Amos Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Christopher Culpepper, 2, M, GA.
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 79A, Family 69, Cusseta PO, Chattahoochee Co., GA
    Edmund Culpepper, 22, M, Farm Laborer, $--/$--, GA
    Sarah Culpepper, 25, F, GA.
  7. E-mail written 1998-2012 to Lew Griffin & Warren Culpepper from John Mallory Land, Columbus, GA, e-mail address (Feb 2012).
  8. Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus (Muscogee Co.), GA.
    Obituary of John Thomas Welch (#51051), published Friday, 26 May 1950, p.2.
  9. General Land Office Records, compiler, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Online, Bureau of Land Management.
    Edmund B. Culpepper, Signed 4 Nov 1899, Land Office: Montgomery, W½SA Part of Sec 11 of Twp 6-N in Range 18-E, St. Stephens Meridian, 80 Acres, Crenshaw Co., AL.
  10. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 4B, Lines 92-100, Bullock, Crenshaw Co., AL
    E. B. Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, Feb 1838, 52 (sic), md, GA/GA/GA. Farmer
    S. J. Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, Jan 1837, 52 (sic), md, GA/GA/GA
    M. S. Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, May 1872, 28, sng, GA/GA/GA
    J. G. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Apr 1875, 25, sng, GA/GA/GA
    A. T. Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Apr 1878, 21, sng, GA/GA/GA
    O. O. Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Aug 1881, 18, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Lilla Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Jul 1886, 13, sng, AL/GA/GA
    Lena Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Feb 1888, 12, sng, AL/GA/GA
    A. U. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Apr 1896, 4, sng, AL/GA/GA.
  11. Find a Grave (online database)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 78675179.
  12. USGenWeb Archives.
    Fort Benning Cemeteries (Non-Military), Chattahoochee Co., GA. File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Kemis Massey
    Culpepper Cemetery: E. B. Culpepper, 1847 - 6 Feb 1905.
  13. Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus (Muscogee Co.), GA.
    Obituary of Edmond Berry Culpepper (#1498), published Friday, 8 Feb 1905, p.5.
  14. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262.