George Washington Culpepper

Male, #32372, (circa 1836 - 19 Sep 1863)
Father*James I. J. Culpepper (3 Jun 1806 - 15 Oct 1846)
Mother*Martha Byne Blackstone (28 Sep 1814 - 23 Dec 1899)
Extinct Surname?* The family branch headed by George Washington 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*circa 1836 George was born at Chambers Co., Alabama, circa 1836.1 
Death of Father15 Oct 1846 His father James I. J. Culpepper died on 15 Oct 1846 at Coosa Co., Alabama
1850 Census23 Oct 1850 George, John, Nathan, Martha and Virginia listed as a household member living with Martha Byne Blackstone on the 1850 Census on 23 Oct 1850 at Coosa District, Coosa Co., Alabama.2 
Marriage*10 Jan 1859 He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin at Harris Co., Georgia, on 10 Jan 1859.3 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Harris Co., Georgia.4 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1864

     George W. Culpepper, Muscogee Co, GA, Enlisted on 12 Jul 1861 as a Private and mustered into Co. F, GA 3rd Battalion, Transferred on 6 May 1863 into Co. B, GA 37th Infantry. Killed on 19 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA.5 
Death*19 Sep 1863 He died at Chickamauga, Walker Co., Georgia, on 19 Sep 1863.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1864 His son John G. Culpepper was born circa 1864 at Georgia.6 
Biography* "George W. Culpepper" apparently originally joined Company F of the 3rd Battalion of the Georgia Infantry with his younger brother, Nathan F. Culpepper. According to a record in Nathan's file, there appears to have been a problem with a leave that they took and they are both next found serving in Company B of the 37th GA Infantry. There is also a record for a "William Culpepper" serving in the same Company. Could this be another record for George W. Culpepper? The following is a record of George W. Culpepper's Civil War service: _________________________Form No. 4 Certificate to be given a Soldier at the time of his Discharge I Certify, That the within named George W. Culpepper a Private Thirty Seventh Regiment of Georgia Volunteers , born in Chambers County in the State of Alabama , aged 27 years, 5 feet 9 inches high, Fair complexion, Black eyes, Dark hair, and by profession a farmer , was enlisted by Capt J. J. Bradford , at Columbia, GA, on the 12th day of July , eighteen hundred and sixty one , to serve for _________ years, and is now entitled to a discharge by reason of Killed at the battle of Chickamauga Sept 20 1863
      The said Geo W Culpepper was last paid by Paymaster Catp J. L. Panchen to include the 28th day of February , eighteen hundred and sixty Three , and has pay due from that time to the present date. 21st Sept 1863 the date of his death
      There is due to him Seventy Three 33/.. $73.33 dollars retained pay. Wages due
      There is due to him Fifty Four 30/.. $54.30 dollars, on account of clothing not drawn in kind.
      He is indebted to the Confederate States ____________ dollars, on account of extra clothing, &c.
      He is indebted to ____________, laundress, at ____________ dollars.
      The contract price of the ration at ____________ is ____________ cents.
      Given in duplicate at Dalton ga. , this 16th day of December , 186 3 ____________________ John Schmitt 2nd Lieut _________________________ Commanding Company. "B" 37 Ga Reg
      After the death of George W. Culpepper, his mother, Martha Blackstone Culpepper petitioned for his back pay which would suggest that his wife had died previously: State of Georgia _____On this 29th day of March Muscoge County________1863 personally appeared before me the _____ess, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County _____________ who after hearing duly sworn according to law deposes and says that she is the Mother of George W. Culpepper deceased who was a private soldier in Captain J. J. Bradford's Company - Company (B.) of the Thirty Seventh Regiment of Georgia Volunteers commanded by Col. ____________ in service of the Confederate States in the present war with the United States; that the said George W. Culpepper entered the service at Columbia Ga. in Muscogee County and state of Georgia on or about the 12th day of July Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-one to serve for ____________ years and was killed at Chickamauga on the 20th day of September 1863 that said George W. Culpepper was born in Chambers County in the State of Alabama aged 27 years that deponent makes this deposition for the purpose of obtaining from the Government of the Confederate States whatever may have been due the said George Culpepper at the time of his death for pay bounty or other allowances for his services as private as aforesaid. Sworn and subscribed before me___ /s/ R. W. Milford J.P. this March 29th 1864_____ /s/ Martha B. Culpepper And on the same day and year aforesaid also appeared before me a Justice of the Peace as aforesaid George W. Gordon who is well known to me and whom I hereby certify to be a person of veracity and credibility who having been by me duly sworn says on oath that he is well acquainted with Martha B. Culpepper the Claimant and also knew for 7 years George W. Culpepper the deceased soldier herein mentioned and that the statement made under oath by said Martha Culpepper, the Claimant as to her relationship to the said deceased soldier is correct in every particular to the best of deponents knowledge and belief and that the said deponent is wholly disinterested Sworn to and submitted before ___ /s/ G W Gordon J P me this March 28 1864_________ /s/ R. W. Milford J. P. State of Georgia ___I hereby Certify that R.W. Muscogee County_____Milford Gentleman before whom _____________________the aforegoing affidavit of Martha B. Culpepper and George W. Gordon appear to have been made and whwere genuine signature is ______ted thereto was at the time of making and signing the same a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid duly Commpaired(?) and sworn and it all where official acts as such full faith and ______ and ought to be given as well in Courts of Justice thereout ____________________In testimony where I have here unto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Superior Court of Muscogee County this April 4th Anno Domini Eighteen Hundred and Sixty Four _________________________/s/ F M Brooks____ Clerk _____________________________Superior Court ____________________Columbia Ga April 4th 1864 W. H. L. Taylor ____________________Please send your letter in relpy to this, and sent the arrears that are due G W Culpepper to Martha B. Culpepper, Care George W. Gordon, Mulberry Grove Harris County Georgia. _________________________Yours truly ______________________________ /s/ J. J. Abercrombie (?) ___________________________________Atty Ga. 
Research note2012 He is referenced in a research note for John F. Culpepper of Muscogee Co., GA.7 


Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin (circa 1832 - 15 Jun 1910)
Marriage*10 Jan 1859 He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin at Harris Co., Georgia, on 10 Jan 1859.3 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited11 Mar 2012


  1. DOB based on 1950 census, POB based on pension application.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 63, Lines 1-6, Coosa District, Coosa Co., AL
    Martha Culpepper, 35, F, GA
    John Culpepper, 16, M, Farmer, GA
    George W. Culpepper, 14, M, AL
    Nathan Culpepper, 11, M, AL
    Martha Culpepper, 8, F AL
    Vianna Culpepper, 2, F, AL.
  3. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at, 2000.
    George W. Culpepper and Elizabeth Martin on 10 Jan 1859 in Harris Co., GA.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 594, Family 628, Mountain Hill PO, Harris Co., GA
    Geo. W. Culpepper, 25, M, Operator in Factory, $-/$50, GA
    Mary Culpepper, 20, F, GA
    Infant Culpepper, 7/12, F, GA
    Ann McClung, 25, F, GA
    Jackson McClung, 2, M, GA.
  5. Lillian Henderson (transcription by Fred Gleaton), compiler, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, Americus, GA: Lake Blackshear Regional Libray, 1964.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 555C, Family 190, ED 61, Lower 19th, Harris Co., GA
    M. Jackson Clun, Self, M, S, 21, Farmer, GA/GA/NC
    Mary A. Culpepper, Mother, F, Wid, 48, Keeps House, NC/NC/NC
    Katie Culpepper, HSister, F, S, 17, GA/GA/NC
    Georgia A. Culpepper, HSister, F, S, 16, GA/GA/NC
    John Culpepper, HBro, M, S, 15, Farm Laborer, GA/GA/NC.
  7. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.