Elijah Milton Culpepper

Male, #32284, (31 Dec 1833 - 1864)
Father*Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA (12 Mar 1795 - 6 Dec 1839)
Mother*Nancy Corley (c 1798 - 22 Mar 1860)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by Elijah Milton Culpepper is believed to have no living male descendants with the Culpepper surname. If you know otherwise, please contact Lew Griffin using the link at the bottom of this page. 
Birth*31 Dec 1833 Elijah was born at Crawford Co., Georgia, on 31 Dec 1833. 
Employment* Elijah's occupation: merchant. 
Death of Father6 Dec 1839 His father Joel Culpepper of Crawford Co., GA died on 6 Dec 1839 at Crawford Co., Georgia
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Elijah, James and Sarah listed as a household member living with Nancy Corley on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Coweta Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*8 May 1856 He married Mary Ann V. Peavy at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 8 May 1856 at age 22.2 
Birth of Son10 May 1857 His son Wilbur Fiske Culpepper M.D. was born on 10 May 1857 at Coweta Co., Georgia.3 
Death of Mother22 Mar 1860 His mother Nancy Corley died on 22 Mar 1860 at Coweta Co., Georgia
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Marcilla, Sidney, Elijah, Mary, Wilbur, Martha and John listed as a household member living with James D. Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Haralson, Coweta Co., Georgia.4 
1860 Slave Census*1 Jun 1860 Elijah was listed as a slave owner on the 1860 Census at Coweta Co., Georgia, and owned 1 slave.5 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1864

     Co. B, 1st GA Cavalry. 
Death*1864 He died at Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia, in 1864. 
Biography* E. M. Culpepper's birth was recorded in the Family Bible of his sister, Mrs. I. W. (Sarah A. B. Culpepper) Sims: _________________________E. Milton Culpepper Born _________________________31. December. 1833
Elijah's parents were recorded in the 1830 census of Crawford Co., GA and this is where Elijah is thought to have been born. His widowed mother has not been found in the 1840 census but since, Elijah's father, Joel, is thought to have died in Crawford Co., GA in Dec 1839, the family is believed to have remained in Crawford Co., GA until then. Elijah has been found living with his widowed mother in the 1850 census of Coweta Co., GA.
In 1856, Elijah married and he was recorded as a merchant in the 1860 census of Coweta Co., GA. He had real estate valued at $150 and personal property valued at $1310.
E. M. Culpepper was a wheelwright with Company B, 1st Reg. GA Cavalry during the Civil War, and he died in service after June, 1864, the date of the last record in his Confederate service file. His death was not noted in his sister's Bible. A granddaughter, Mrs. W. C. (Edith Culpepper) Turpin, wrote 31 Aug 1978: He was killed in the Civil War near Macon - was in the cavalry & a survivor who was near him in the battle said the order was given for every fourth(?) man to dismount & step forward - The one to whom this order applied, hesitated & my grandfather took his place & was killed. 


Mary Ann V. Peavy (circa 1837 - 31 Jul 1872)
Marriage*8 May 1856 He married Mary Ann V. Peavy at Coweta Co., Georgia, on 8 May 1856 at age 22.2 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 298B, 19th District, Coweta Co., GA
    Nancy Culpepper, 52, F, $350, SC
    Sarah A. Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    James B. Culpepper, 21, M, Farmer, GA
    Elijah M. Culpepper, 16, M, Farmer, GA.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2000.
    Elijah Milton Culpepper and Mary Ann V. Peavy on 08 May 1856 in Coweta Co., GA.
  3. Coweta County Genealogical Society, compiler, Coweta Co., GA Cemeteries, Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Associates, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. FHL US/CAN Book: 975.8423.
    Senoia City Cemetery, Senoia, Coweta Co., GA
    + Wilbur Fiske Culpepper (Dr.), 10 May 1857 – 17 May 1937
    + Kate Cooper Culpepper, 3 Feb 1868 – 26 Feb 1954.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 720, Haralson PO, Coweta Co., GA
    James Culpepper, 31, M, Farmer, $1172/$1219, GA
    Marcilla C. (Addy) Culpepper, 22, F, SC
    Cidney D. Culpepper, 2, M, GA
    John J. Addy, 24, M, Physician, -/$650, SC
    Elijah Culpepper, 26, M, Merchant, $150/$300, GA
    Mary B. Culpepper, 23, F, GA
    Wilber F. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    William Cassole, 45, M, Merchant, -/$6000, SC
    Mattie Culpepper, 4/12, F, GA.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Slave Schedule: Elijah M. Culpepper of Coweta Co., GA owned 1 slave: 16F.