Merriday Harris Culpepper

Male, #2430, (27 Jul 1845 - 6 Jan 1894)
Father*John E. Culpepper of Jackson Co., GA (c 1809 - a 1 Jun 1880)
Mother*Jane Latty (13 Oct 1812 - 13 Oct 1894)
DNA* Merriday has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Jackson Co., GA, the son of Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA, the son of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, the son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*27 Jul 1845 Merriday was born at Jackson Co., Georgia, on 27 Jul 1845.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Jane, Ansel, Nancy, William, John, Caleb, Merriday and Eglentine listed as a household member living with John E. Culpepper of Jackson Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Jackson Co., Georgia.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Jane, William, John, Caleb, Merriday and Eglentine listed as a household member living with John E. Culpepper of Jackson Co., GA in the 1860 Census at Jackson Co., Georgia.3 
Civil War*between 1863 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1863 and 1865

     Merriday H. Culpepper at the age of 17, enlisted at Gainesville, Ga. on June 3, 1863 in Co. C, 24th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry. With consolidation of units, he was transferred to Co. D, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry on Feb. 13, 1864. He was in Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Va. from November 12 to December 1, 1864. Private Merriday Culpepper was in Georgia on detail to obtain a horse when General Lee surrendered. He was captured on May 8, 1865 at Athens, Ga. and paroled the same day. Merriday H. Culpepper died in Hall County, Ga. and is buried at Timberidge Baptist Church Cemetery there. He was the older brother of John E. Culpepper and nephew of Caleb O. Latty, both in Co. D, 7th Georgia Cavalry.
     Also see: 7th Georgia Calvary Regiment: http://www.7thGeorgiaCavalry.com.4,5 
Marriage*31 Dec 1865 He married Martha Highfill at Hall Co., Georgia, on 31 Dec 1865 at age 20.6 
Birth of SonApr 1868 His son John Thornton Culpepper was born in Apr 1868 at Dawson Co., Georgia
Birth of Son5 May 1870 His son Thomas Ansel Culpepper was born on 5 May 1870 at Dawson Co., Georgia.7 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Merriday was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Dawson Co., Georgia.8 
Birth of SonApr 1875 His son Cicero D. Culpepper was born in Apr 1875 at Georgia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Merriday was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Hall Co., Georgia.9 
Military pension* He applied for a military pension at Hall Co., Georgia.10 
Death*6 Jan 1894 He died at Gillsville, Hall Co., Georgia, on 6 Jan 1894 at age 48.1 
Burial*circa 7 Jan 1894 His body was interred circa 7 Jan 1894 at Timber Ridge Baptist Cemetery, Hall Co., Georgia.11,1 

Family

Martha Highfill (26 Oct 1835 - 21 Jun 1903)
Marriage*31 Dec 1865 He married Martha Highfill at Hall Co., Georgia, on 31 Dec 1865 at age 20.6 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Joseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. Tombstone.
    Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, near Gillsville, Hall Co., GA
    * Merriday H. Culpepper, Co. D, 7th GA Inf, 27 Jun 1845 - 26 Jan 1894
    * Mrs. M. H. Culpepper, 26 Oct 1835 - 21 Jun 1903.

  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 56, 45th Subdivision, Jackson Co., GA
    John Culpepper, 40, M, Farmer, GA
    Jane Culpepper, 35, F, GA
    Ansel M. Culpepper, 15, M, GA
    Nancy E. Culpepper, 13, F, GA
    William Culpepper, 11, M, GA
    John E. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    Caleb Culpepper, 8, M, GA
    John H. Culpepper, 6, M, GA
    Ellantine A. Culpepper, 3, F, GA.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 219, Lee Randolph District, Jackson Co., GA
    John Culpepper, 56, M, GA, Farmer, PE=$360
    Jane Culpepper, 47, F, GA
    William Culpepper, 21, M, GA
    John E. Culpepper, 19, M, GA
    Calep C. Culpepper, 17, M, GA
    Meerridy H. Culpepper, 14, M, GA
    Eglientine A. Culpepper, 13, F, GA.
  4. Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy, Roster of Confederate Graves, GA: UDC-GA, 1995.
    Merriday H. Culpepper, Co. D, 7th GA Inf, 27 Jun 1845 - 26 Jan 1894.
  5. John Latty, GG Grandson of Caleb O. Latty.
  6. Hall County Court of the Ordinary, Hall County, GA Marriages, 1819-1965, Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah , 1966, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. Films 424,626 & 424,628.
    M. H. Culpepper and Martha Highfill on 31 Dec 1865 by S. G. Davis, J.P. in Hall Co., GA, Book A-458.
  7. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    Airline Baptist Cemetery, Hall Co., GA. Extracted from file transcribed 5 May 1968 by Sybil McRay and others and posted to the USGenWeb Archives by Carolyn Golowka and Bill Stephenson:
    * Thomas A. Culpepper, 5 May 1870 - 3 Feb 1955
    * Maggie E. Culpepper, 19 Aug 1873 - 7 Oct 1946.
  8. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 532, Cut Off District, Dawsonville P.O., Dawson Co., GA
    Harris Culpepper, 26, M, GA, Farmer, RE=$150
    Martha Culpepper, 37, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Thomas Culpepper, 2/12, M, GA
    E. Highfield, 16, F, GA (Probably a sister or niece of Martha)
    William Highfield, 12, M, GA (Probably a brother or nephew of Martha).
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Glade, Page 46A, Hall Co., GA
    Hariss Culpepper, Self, M, M, W, 35, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, M, W, 45, GA/GA/GA, Keeping House
    John T. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 12, GA/GA/GA, Works In Farm
    Thomas A. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 9, GA/GA/GA
    Cicero D. Culpepper, Son, M, S, W, 5, GA/GA/GA.
  10. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Merriday H. Culpepper, served in Company D, 7th GA Cavalry, he lived Hall County, GA.
  11. Roster of Confederate Graves, Atlanta, GA: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Georgia Division, circa 1995.
    p.3-90.