Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin

Female, #33368, (circa 1832 - 15 Jun 1910)
Father*(?) Martin
Mother*Mary (?)
Birth*circa 1832 She was born circa 1832 at Georgia.1,2 
Married Name1 Apr 1858  As of 1 Apr 1858, her married name was McClung. 
Marriage*1 Apr 1858 She married Riley McClung at Harris Co., Georgia, on 1 Apr 1858. 
Birth of Soncirca 1858 Her son Jackson McClung was born circa 1858 at Georgia.1 
Marriage*10 Jan 1859 She married George Washington Culpepper at Harris Co., Georgia, on 10 Jan 1859.3 
Married Name10 Jan 1859  As of 10 Jan 1859, her married name was Culpepper.4 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Katie and Jackson listed as a household member living with George Washington Culpepper in the 1860 Census at Harris Co., Georgia.1 
Death of Spouse19 Sep 1863 Her husband George Washington Culpepper died on 19 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, Walker Co., Georgia.5 
Birth of Soncirca 1864 Her son John G. Culpepper was born circa 1864 at Georgia.6 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Mary was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Harris Co., Georgia.7 
Biography* In 1860, Ann McClung was living in the HH of George W. Culpepper with a 2-year-old, Jackson McClung who must have been her child. In 1870 young Jackson was reported as Jackson Culpepper and living with George and his wife Mary. This writer believes that Ann McClung and George's wife Mary were one and the same person, Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin. This is evidenced by the fact that Jackson McClung is listed as a half-brother to Mary Ann's other children in a later census.
Lew Griffin, 8 Feb 2004. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Mary was listed as a mother in Jackson McClung's household on the 1880 Census at Harris Co., Georgia.6 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Mary was listed as a mother-in-law in Joseph Oliver Boggs's household on the 1910 Census at Nances, Muscogee Co., Georgia.8 
Death*15 Jun 1910 She died at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 15 Jun 1910.9,2 
Mrs. Mary Ann Culpepper Died at Home of Daughter Near Columbus.
     Mrs. Mary Ann Culpepper died at the home of her daughters, Mrs. J. O. Boggs, ten miles north of the city, Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock at the ripe old age of 78 years. Death was due to heart trouble.
     Mrs. Culpepper was a member of the Baptist church and lived a noble life.
     She is survived by two children, John Culpepper, of Rome, Ga., and Mrs. J. O. Boggs; one brother, Thomas Martin, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Mote and Mrs. Fannie Everidge.
     The funeral will take place Thursday at Pine Grove church in Harris county, after which the remains will be laid to rest in the cemetery at that point."9 
Burial*16 Jun 1910 Her body was interred on 16 Jun 1910 at Pine Grove Church Cemetery, Harris Co., Georgia.9 
Research note*18 Mar 2010 From: sheryl lee
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010
To: 'Lew Griffin'
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin Culpepper

I am the gg granddaughter of Katie Mary Culpepper. My grandmother was Mamie Boggs. I sent you some information a few years back when I first began. I found Mary Ann’s information interesting since it showed she married Riley McClung one year and 10 months later married George Washington Culpepper. I don’t know if Riley McClung died in the war or what.

Sheryl Lee

From: Lew Griffin
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Subject: Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin Culpepper

 All we have been able to learn so far is that Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin’s mother was also named Mary. We have found her on a couple of census records, as you can see at our website.
 Your question about the back pay of G. W. Culpepper is an interesting one. Perhaps Mary A. E. was living with her mother-in-law Martha at that point, or perhaps Martha did not know her whereabouts. All the records we currently have on this family, including census and military, I believe can be found at the website.
 I would be interested in knowing how you are related to this family. Are you a Martin family researcher – or a Culpepper descendant? I have been working on this branch of the Culpeppers for more than 33 years now.
 Regards, Lew Griffin

From: sheryl lee
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Subject: Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin Culpepper

My name is Sheryl Lee and I am researching a wife of a Culpepper and have hit a brick wall. If you can give me a suggestion on where to go from here I would appreciate it. I am seeking the parents of Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin. B abt.1835 in Georgia – last known living in the house of son-in-law in 1910.

Mary Ann Elizabeth Martin previously was married to Riley McClung

Wife of George Washington Culpepper Married 10 Jan 1859

According to the Culpepper Connections, it was said that Martha Byne Blackstone Culpepper petitioned the court for back pay after George W. Culpepper was killed in the war and it appeared there was not a wife.

Any help on this would be appreciated.


Sheryl Lee.10 

Family 1

Riley McClung
Marriage*1 Apr 1858 She married Riley McClung at Harris Co., Georgia, on 1 Apr 1858. 

Family 2

George Washington Culpepper
Marriage*10 Jan 1859 She married George Washington Culpepper at Harris Co., Georgia, on 10 Jan 1859.3 
Last Edited14 May 2012


  1. 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.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    Memorial #78735662.
  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. Jordan Dodd, compiler, Georgia Marriages, 1851-1900, Online database at, 2000.
    James M. Culpepper and Frances DeLoach on 17 Oct 1860 in Harris Co., 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. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 204B, Family 2242, Hamilton PO, Harris Co., GA
    Mary Culpepper, 39, F, Farm Laborer, $--/$--, GA
    Jackson Culpepper, 11, M, GA
    Katie M. Culpepper, 9, F, GA
    John G. Culpepper, 5, M, GA
    Georgia Culpepper, 8, F, GA.
  8. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 96, Page 37B, Family 244, img 74, Hamilton Rd, Nances, Muscogee Co., GA
    Joseph O. Boggs, Head, M, 66, md2-22 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
    Katie M. (Culpepper) Boggs, Wife, F, 48, md2-22 yrs, ch 6/4, AL/AL/SC
    Annie Hurt, Dau, F, 26, md2-3 yrs, ch 1/1, GA/GA/AL
    Robert C. Houston, Grandson, M, 10, Sng, GA/GA/GA
    Royal H. Boggs, Son, M, 16, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Nate W. Boggs, Son, M, 14, Sng, GA/GA/AL
    Mary A. Culpepper, Mother-in-law, F, 77, Wid, 4/2, SC/SC/SC.
  9. Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus (Muscogee Co.), GA.
    Obituary of Mary Ann Culpepper (#33368), published 16 Jun 1910.
  10. E-mail written Jul 2006 to Lew Griffin from Sheryl Lee, e-mail address.