Noah Smith Culpepper

Male, #32436, (17 May 1839 - 25 Apr 1929)
Father*George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA (6 Dec 1808 - 20 Dec 1901)
Mother*Perlina Perdue (27 Jun 1812 - 21 Jul 1882)
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Birth*17 May 1839 Noah was born at Meriwether Co., Georgia, on 17 May 1839. 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Noah, William and John was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA's household, on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.1 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Perlina, Permelia, Thomas, Sarah, Simeon, Nancy, Noah, William, John and James listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Meriwether Co., Georgia.2 
Marriage*15 Nov 1859 He married Martha Henrietta K. Almon at Heard Co., Georgia, on 15 Nov 1859 at age 20.3 
Photographedcirca 1862 He was photographed circa 1862 at Franklin, Heard Co., Georgia.
Noah Smith Culpepper
Photographed*circa 1863 He was photographed circa 1863.4
Noah Smith Culpepper
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served as an officer in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Noah Smith Culpepper, Heard Co, GA, Enlisted on 31 May 1861 as a Private and mustered into Co. G, GA 7th Infantry, Promotions: 4th Sergeant 16 Sep 1862, 2nd Lieutenant 27 Jan 1862, 1st Lieutenant 12 May 1862, Captain 16 Feb 1863. Wounded 15 Aug 1864 Deep Bottom Run, VA.. He was Surrendered on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House.5,6 
Birth of Son6 Feb 1866 His son William Hezekiah Culpepper was born on 6 Feb 1866 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Death of Son5 Apr 1866 His son William Hezekiah Culpepper died on 5 Apr 1866 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
Birth of Son2 Jul 1867 His son George William Culpepper was born on 2 Jul 1867 at Meriwether Co., Georgia
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Meriwether Co., Georgia.7 
Birth of Son20 Jun 1875 His son Jessie Culpepper was born on 20 Jun 1875 at Georgia
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Carroll Co., Georgia.8 
Death of Mother21 Jul 1882 His mother Perlina Perdue died on 21 Jul 1882 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.9 
Death of Son8 Oct 1883 His son Jessie Culpepper died on 8 Oct 1883 at Georgia
City Directory*1890 He was listed in the 1890 city directory for Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. Ketner & Culpepper Insurance at 12 W Alabama; Resides at 242 E Hunter.10
 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.11 
Military pension* He applied for a military pension at Fulton Co., Georgia.12 
Death of Father20 Dec 1901 His father George Washington Culpepper of Meriwether Co., GA died on 20 Dec 1901 at Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.13 
Death of Son24 Dec 1909 His son George William Culpepper died on 24 Dec 1909. 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Noah was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.14 
Death of Spouse23 Jan 1919 His wife Martha Henrietta K. Almon died on 23 Jan 1919 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.15 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Noah was listed as a father-in-law in Thomas Carroll Burford's household on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.16 
Photographedsay 1925 He was photographed say 1925 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia,
at the Burford family home on Blue Ridge Road.17
Noah Smith Culpepper (2nd from left) & Civil War friends
Noah Smith Culpepper
Death*25 Apr 1929 He died at DeKalb Co., Georgia, on 25 Apr 1929 at age 89.18 
Burial*26 Apr 1929 His body was interred on 26 Apr 1929 at Allen-Lee Cemetery, Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., Georgia.5 
Biography* George W. Culpepper recorded Noah's birth in his Bible: "Noah Smith Culpepper was born May 17th 1839 named for Noah Smith the traveling preacher on the circuit the same year." He was baptized with his three older brothers and his mother by Noah Smith on 27 Sep 1839. Noah was noted in the in the 1840 Meriwether Co., GA census as one of three males 0-5 years of age in the household of George W. Culpepper. A 10 year old N. S. Culpepper was noted with his parents in the 1850 Meriwether Co., GA census.
      At some point, Noah set out on his own as a teacher in Heard Co., GA. This is probably where he met his future wife since that is where her father owned property and where they married. Noah's marriage was recorded by his father: "Noah S. Culpepper & Martha H. K. Allmon was married November 15th, 1859."
      Noah and Martha were noted in the 1860 Heard Co., GA census living with Martha's father, Hezekiah Almon. Noah was listed as a teacher. When the Civil War broke out, Noah enlisted in the Confederate Army. The following record of Civil War service is from p. 64 of Heard County, Ga.: A History of its People by Lynda S. Eller and published in 1980 by Genealogical Roving Press of Huguley, AL: CULPEPPER, NOAH SMITH--G-7 [Company and Regiment], Private May 31, 1861. Appointed 4th Sergeant Sept. 16, 1861. Elected 2d Lieutenant Jan. 27, 1862; 1st Lieutenant May 12, 1862; Captain Feb. 16, 1863. Wounded at Deep Bottom, Va. Aug. 15, 1864. Surrendered at Appomatox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865.
      After the war, Noah returned to teaching. He was noted as a school teacher in the 1870 census of Grantville, Meriwether Co., GA. He had $200 in personal property. Another school teacher, "James Alman," was also listed in the household with a 9 year old Alice Alman. This was probably James L. Almon, the younger brother of Noah Culpepper's wife, Martha Almon. By 1880, Noah and his family had moved on to Carroll Co., GA where Noah S. Culpepper was noted in census records. By 1900, Noah had moved his family to Atlanta where he was noted with his wife and younger children in the 1900 census of Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA where he would remain until his death.
      The following death notice came from records in the Georgia Department of Archives & History and is from the Atlanta Journal: CAPT. CULPEPPER TAKEN BY DEATH IN HIS 89TH YEAR Beloved Hero of Sixties Had Hoped to March Again on Friday The heroes of 1864 will march in review Friday, but for the first time in the history of Atlanta's celebration of Memorial day, Captain Noah S. Culpepper will not march with them. The 89-year-old veteran of the War Between the States died early Thursday morning. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence. Rev. J. W. Quillian will officiate, and interment will be in the Prospect churchyard [now Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church], in Meriwether county. In failing health for the past six months, Captain Culpepper nevertheless refused to take to his bed. Last week he made his plans to march as usual at the head of column in the Memorial day parade, despite his ill health. But Saturday brought a serious turn for the worse in his condition, and doctors insisted that he take to his bed and give up all thought of taking part in the exercises. And on Thursday he died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. T. C. Burford, 1240 Fairview road. He was to have celebrated his 90th birthday next month. A native of Meriwether county, Mr. Culpepper attended Bowdon college, accepting a teaching position in Coweta county after he had obtained his degree. When war was declared, he was made captain of Company G of the Seventh Georgia regiment. In the course of the confilict he saw service under Lee in Virginia. He was severely wounded and was cited for bravery in action. Mr. Culpepper had been a resident of Atlanta for half a century. During the course of his long residence he assumed a leading position in the civic, fraternal and religious life of the city. He was a leading insurance man, and for many years had been a devoted member of the Druid Hills Methodist church. His membership in Peidmont lodge, No. 447, F. & A. M. dated from the age of 21. The beloved pioneer is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Burford, Mrs. J.D. O'Rear and Mrs. Frank Rawls; one brother, Simeon Culpepper; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
      The following funeral notice also appeared on p. 30: CULPEPPER - Friends and relatives of Captain Noah S. Culpepper, Mrs. J. D. O'Rear, Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Burford, Mrs. Frank Rawls, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Culpepper, Greenville, Ga., are invited to attend the funeral of Captain Noah S. Culpepper, tomorrow (Friday) morning, April 26, 1929 at 10 o'clock at the residence, 1240 Fairview road, N.E. Rev. J. W. Quillian will officiate. Interment will be at Prospect church, Meriwether county, at 2 o'clock. All members of the Atlanta Camp U. C. V. especially invited to attend. Gentlemen selected to serve as pallbearers will please meet at the residence at 9:45 o'clock. 

Family

Martha Henrietta K. Almon (23 Apr 1842 - 23 Jan 1919)
Marriage*15 Nov 1859 He married Martha Henrietta K. Almon at Heard Co., Georgia, on 15 Nov 1859 at age 20.3 
Children
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Nov 2015

Citations

  1. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 111, Unk Twp, Meriwether Co., GA
    George W. Culpepper, 3 M0-5, 1 M5-10, 1 M20-30, 1 F20-30.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Pages 312B-313A, 59th District, Meriwether Co., GA
    G. W. Culpepper, 41, M, Farmer, $1,175, SC
    Perlina Culpepper, 38, F, GA
    J. D. Culpepper, 16, M, GA
    J. W. Culpepper, 13, M, GA
    W. J. Culpepper, 12, M, GA
    N. S. Culpepper, 10, M, GA
    N. L. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    S. F. Culpepper, 7, M, GA
    S. E. Culpepper, 4, F, GA
    L. J. Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    P. F. Culpepper, 1, F, GA.
  3. Pike Co. Cemetery Records, Unpublished.
    Vol 1 p 576.
  4. Correspondence from Eleanor Herring Culpepper (Mrs. Albert Marvin Willingham), Grantville, GA, to Lew Griffin, 1976-2004.
    a photocopy from Florence Culpepper Burford (Mrs. Alonzo Morris Atkinson).
  5. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Noah S. Culpepper, 17 Mar 1840 (sic) – 25 Apr 1929, Capt., Co. G, 7th GA Inf.
  6. Lillian Henderson (transcription by Fred Gleaton), compiler, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, Americus, GA: Lake Blackshear Regional Libray, 1964.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 385A, Family 140, Grantville PO, Meriwether Co., GA
    Noah Culpepper, 31, M, School Teacher, $--/$200, GA
    Martha Culpepper, 28, F, GA
    Linna? Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    Ollie Culpepper, 5, F, GA
    George Culpepper, 3, M, GA
    Florence Culpepper, 1, F, GA
    James Alman, 25, M, School Teacher, $--/$--, GA
    Alice Alman, 9, F, GA.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 29, Page 75B (6), Family 51, Whitesburg District 682, Carroll Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, 41, Teaching, GA/SC/GA
    Mattie Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, 39, Keeping House, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 11, --- , GA/GA/GA
    George Culpepper, Son, M, S, 12, Farming, GA/GA/GA
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 9, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 7, --- , GA/GA/GA
    Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, S, 4, --- , GA/GA/GA.
  9. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Perlina Perdue Culpepper, 27 Jun 1812 – 21 Jul 1882.
  10. Atlanta City Directory, 1889 and 1890. Atlanta, GA: R. L. Polk and Co. Published on and extracted from Ancestry.com .
  11. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 50, Page 170B, Family 336, 157 Pulliam Street, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    N. S. Culpepper, Head, M, Nov 1839, 60, Md 40 yrs, GA/SC/GA, Collector
    Martha Culpepper, Wife, F, Dec 1840, 58, Md 40 yrs, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Florence Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1870, 30, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Feb 1873, 27, S, GA/GA/GA, Teacher
    Claudia Culpepper, Dau, F, Apr 1875, 25, S, GA/GA/GA
    Julian Roberts, Grandson, M, May 1894, 6, S, GA/GA/GA.
  12. Virgil D. White, compiler, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files, Waynesboro, TN: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1996.
    Pages 261-262: Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA, he lived Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for Mary Buice of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for I. S. Mitchell of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for W. L. Norman of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for John E. Pendergrast of Coweta County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company F, 7th GA Infantry, witness for George N. Smith of Fulton County, GA
    Noah Smith Culpepper, served in Company G, 7th GA Infantry, witness for Isaac N. Farmer of Coweta County, GA.
  13. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + George W. Culpepper, 6 Dec 1808 – 20 Dec 1901.
  14. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 149b, Family 356, Gen.com img 297, 66 East George Ave., 2-Wd Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Head, M, 71, md1-50, GA/SC/GA, Bailiff
    Martha H. Culpepper, Wife, F, 69, md1-50, ch 9/8, ch 9/5, GA/SC/SC
    Tom C. Burford, Son-in-law, M, 34, md1-4 yrs, GA/GA/SC, Credit man for clothing co.
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 36, Md1-4 yrs, ch 2/2, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Granddaughter, F, 2, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Granddaughter, F, 5/12, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Julian K. Roberts, Grandson, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/GA, Shipping clerk.
  15. Priscilla Turner, compiler, Meriwether Co., GA Cemeteries, Spartanburg, SC: , 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book: 975.8455 V39.
    Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, near Lone Oak, Meriwether Co., GA
    + Martha Henrietta Almon Culpepper, 23 Apr 1842 – 23 Jan 1919.
  16. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 137, Page 11A, Lines 3-8, Anc.com img 21, 94 Blue Ridge Ave., Atlanta, DeKalb Co., GA
    Thomas C. Burford, Head, M, 42, md, GA/GA/SC, Sec/Treas of Coal Co.
    Florence C. Burford, Wife, F, 48, md, GA/GA/GA
    Martha Burford, Dau, F, 12, md, GA/GA/GA
    Katherine Burford, Dau, F, 10, md, GA/GA/GA
    Florence Burford, Dau, F, 6, md, GA/GA/GA
    Noah S. Culpepper, Father-in-law, M, 80, Wd, GA/SC/GA.
  17. Correspondence from Eugene Hart Felder to Lew Griffin, say 1997.
  18. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm
    Noah S. Culpepper, d. 25 Apr 1929 in DeKalb Co., GA, 15255-K.