Nathan F. Culpepper

Male, #32373, (circa 1839 - 7 Dec 1864)
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 Nathan F. 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 1839 Nathan was born at Chambers Co., Alabama, circa 1839. 
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.1 
Marriage*21 Apr 1858 He married Sarah Tabitha Herren at Harris Co., Georgia, on 21 Apr 1858.2 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Nathan was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Harris Co., Georgia.3 
Birth of Son5 Feb 1861 His son John Washington Culpepper was born on 5 Feb 1861 at Shiloh, Harris Co., Georgia.4 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1864  An unknown person served in the military between 1862 and 1864, and was a in Private in Co B, 37th Georgia Infantry. 
Employment* Nathan's occupation: factory operator. 
Death*7 Dec 1864 He died at Franklin, Williamson Co., Tennessee, on 7 Dec 1864. 
Biography* The 1860 census of Harris Co., GA appears to show Martha (Blackstone) Culpepper and three of her sons clustered together. Unfortunately, what appear to be errors by the census taker make it difficult to sort out. The head of household for family 627 (1186 Dist, P.O. Mountain Hill, p. 90) is shown as a 22 year old male, born in Georgia, who is an "operator in factory" with $50 in personal property. Unfortunately, the name of the "male" is Martin Culpepper. The other members of the household are Tabitha Culpepper--an 18 year female born in Georgia, and a 4 month old infant girl. This would suggest that it was the household of Nathan F. Culpepper and his wife, Sarah Tabitha Herren. Possibly Nathan and his wife were living in the house of Martha (Blackstone) Culpepper who was recorded living next door in the house of his brother, John Culpepper.
Nathan F. Culpepper enlisted with Lt. Blanchard as a Private, Company F, 3 Batt'n Georgia Infantry on March 20 1862 at Columbus, Ga for the period of the War. On May 3rd 1863, Nathan and his brother George W. Culpepper received a pass to be absent and when they hadn't returned by 4:00 p.m. the next day, Nathan's commanding officer wrote to Headquarters that they were missing: ____________________Hd Qtrs Co F 3rd Ga Batt Near Shelbyville Tenn ______________________________________________May 4th 1863 Brig Genl W. B. Bates _____2nd Brigade _____McCow__ Division _________________________Genl ______________________________ On yesterday Privates George and Nathan Culpepper received a pass to be absent until four oclock and have not yet returned the presumption is that they have deserted as they sold their Knapsacks before leaving and taken all of their clothes with them they did not take their arms or ammunition. Below find descriptive list of each also their place of residence ______________________________I am very Respt ______________________________Jesse J. Bradford Capt ___________________________________Co "F" 3rd Ga Batt
Nathan was described as 24 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with light hair and blue eyes. He was born in Chambers Co., AL and was a farmer who enlisted March 20, 1862 with Lt. Blanchard for the period of the war. Post Office for his place of residence was Mulberry Grove, Harris Co., GA. This situation was apparently resolved but the remaining service records for Nathan and George show them in Co "B" of the 37th Regiment of the Georgia Infantry. According to the Civil War pension application of his widow, Sarah, the couple married 10 Apr 1857. However, according to Harris Co., GA records, they applied for a license 21 Apr 1858 but there is no record of the actual marriage. Also there appear to be two dates for Nathan's death. He was supposed to have been killed 30 Nov 1864 in the Battle of Franklin, TN but another record shows that he was actually wounded at the Battle of Franklin and died 7 Dec 1864. 
Research note2012 He is referenced in a research note for John F. Culpepper of Muscogee Co., GA.5 


Sarah Tabitha Herren (circa 1842 - )
Marriage*21 Apr 1858 He married Sarah Tabitha Herren at Harris Co., Georgia, on 21 Apr 1858.2 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited14 May 2012


  1. 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.
  2. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at, 2000.
    Nathan F. Culpepper and Sarah T. Herren on 21 Apr 1858 in Harris Co., GA.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 594, Family 627, Mountain Hill PO, Harris Co., GA
    Martin Culpepper, 22, M, Operator in Factory, $-/$50, GA
    Tabitha Culpepper, 18, F, GA
    Infant Culpepper, 4/12, F, GA.
  4. Marilyn Davis Barefield, compiler, Cemeteries of Jefferson County, Alabama (2 vols.), Birmingham, Alabama: Birmingham Public Library, 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.178 V3h v1&2.
    Volume 1, page 57:
    McElwain Baptist Church Cemetery, 4445 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.
    + John Culpepper, 1861 - 1938
    + Georgia Ann Culpepper, 1861 - 1938.
  5. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.