Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy

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*Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. ''Culpeper County, Virginia, Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers, Inscriptions.'' Naugatuck, Conn.: D.F. Wulfeck, 1965. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=379568&disp=Culpeper+County%2C+Virginia%2C+will+book FHL]. Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1966):35-36. Review available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=33159&disp=The+Virginia+genealogist FHL]; digital version at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/VA_Genealogist.asp New England Ancestors] ($).
 
*Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. ''Culpeper County, Virginia, Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers, Inscriptions.'' Naugatuck, Conn.: D.F. Wulfeck, 1965. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=379568&disp=Culpeper+County%2C+Virginia%2C+will+book FHL]. Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1966):35-36. Review available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=33159&disp=The+Virginia+genealogist FHL]; digital version at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/VA_Genealogist.asp New England Ancestors] ($).

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Culpeper County Boundary Map

Contents

County Courthouse

Photograph of Culpeper County Courthouse during the Civil War.

Culpeper County, Virginia Courthouse.JPG

History

Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper (1635-1689)

The county was named after Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper (1635-1689), Colonial Governor of Virginia from 1677 to 1683. The family name was also spelled "Culpeper."[1]

Parent County

1748--Culpeper County was created 23 March 1748 from Orange County. County seat: Culpeper [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

  • Heinegg, Paul. "Culpeper County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1802, 1803-1823," Free African Americans.com, available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • Hodge, Robert A. Some Pre-1871 Vital Statistics on Colored Persons of Culpeper County, Virginia. Fredericksburg, Virginia: R.A. Hodge, 1978. Available at FHL.

Cemeteries

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Culpeper County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Culpeper County:[3]

  • All Saints Cemetery
  • Antioch Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Canaan Cemetery
  • Cedar Run Cemetery
  • Culpeper National Cemetery
  • Culpeper National Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Memory Gardens
  • Lael Cemetery
  • Masonic Cemetery
  • Pilgrim Cemetery

References

  • Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Culpeper County, Virginia, Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers, Inscriptions. Naugatuck, Conn.: D.F. Wulfeck, 1965. Available at FHL. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1966):35-36. Review available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Census

1890 Union Veterans

Church

  • Thomas, Arthur Dicken, Angus McDonald Green and Culpeper Historical Society. Early Churches of Culpeper County, Virginia: Colonial and Ante-bellum Congregations. Culpeper, Virginia: Culpeper Historical Society, 1987. Available at FHL.

Baptist

  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Culpeper Minute Men Chapter (Culpepper, Virginia). History of Crooked Run Baptist Church, Culpeper County, Virginia: Names and Dates from Garnett Cemetery, the Corbin-Major Cemetery, Wrenn Inscription, MSS., 1950, available at FHL.
  • Finnell, Woolsey. Reverend Daniel Brown of Culpepper County, Virginia and Allied Families, Webster, Finnell, McCain, Pemberton. [Tuscaloosa?] Ala.: W. Finnell, 1954. Available at FHL. [Baptist preacher.]

Church of England

  • Slaughter, Philip. A History of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia: With Notes of Old Churches and Old Families, and Illustrations of the Manners and Customs of the Olden Time. Baltimore, Md.: Innes & Co., Printers, 1877. Original edition available at FHL; digital versions at Ancestry ($) and BYU Family History Archives. 1990 reprint available at FHL.

Lutheran

  • Blankenbaker, John. "Hebron" Baptismal Register of the German Lutheran Church in Culpeper/Madison Counties, Virginia 1750 to 1849: Transcribed, Translated and Indexed from the Church Records with a Commentary on the Relationships of the Sponsors to the Parents. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania: J. Blankenbaker, 2004. Available at FHL.

Court

Chancery Court

The county's chancery causes from 1829 to 1913 — 164,000 images in all — are now available to view online at the Library of Virginia web site, one of 36 counties with chancery court records on-line as part of the Virginia Memory Collection.


  • Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Culpeper County, Virginia, Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers, Inscriptions. Naugatuck, Conn.: D.F. Wulfeck, 1965. Available at FHL. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1966):35-36. Review available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

District Court of Fredericksburg

The District Court of Fredericksburg and later the Superior Court of Chancery had jurisdiction over certain Culpeper County court cases. An index has been compiled:

  • Indexes of Court Records in the Clerk's Office, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1782-1904. Original records, Fredericksburg City Courthouse, Fredericksburg, Va., microfilmed reproduction available at FHL. [Indexes the following records: District Court law book v. 8, 1782-1792; District Court law books 1790-1793, v. A-F 1789-1811; Superior Court of Law law order books v. G-H 1812-1831; Superior Court of Chancery chancery order books 1814-1831; Hustings Court orders v. A-O 1782-1871; Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery law order books v. A-E 1831-1875; Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery chancery order books v. A-D 1831-1872; Circuit Court chancery order books v. A2, B-C 1875-1904; Fredericksburg District Court (1789-1808) had jurisdiction over the following counties: Spotsylvania (including Fredericksburg), Caroline, King George, Stafford, Orange, and Culpeper; Superior Court of Chancery (1802-1831) had jurisdiction over the following localities: city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fairfax, Lancaster, Northumberland, Madison, King George, Orange, Prince William, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Essex, and Westmoreland.]

Loose Papers

  • Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Culpeper County, Virginia, Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers, Inscriptions. Naugatuck, Conn.: D.F. Wulfeck, 1965. Available at FHL. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1966):35-36. Review available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Superior Court of Chancery

See District Court of Fredericksburg

DNA

DNA has been collected for purported descendants of the following Culpeper County, Virginia residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.

  • [Harrison] Descendant of William Harrison, b. 1756 Culpeper County, Virginia, d. 1822 Madison County, Virginia. Y-DNA 37 Marker Test, FTDNA (labelled H-75, Lineage 1). Genetic signature available online, courtesy: The Harrison DNA Project, World Families Network. [Descendant of Irish Warlord Niall of the Nine Hostages.]
  • [Lear] Multiple descendants of John Lear, d. 1782 Culpeper County, Virginia. Y-DNA 37 and 67 Marker Tests, FTDNA. Genetic signatures available online (labelled Lineage A: L-3, L-4, L-5, L-9), courtesy: The Lear-Lohr-Lair DNA Project, World Families Network.

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. In addition to finding a direct ancestor’s surname listed, and watching to see if more recent publications make additions and corrections to earlier works, this list is also useful for determining if genealogists have published accounts, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, for any members of an ancestor’s “FAN Club” [Family, Associates, and Neighbors]. Checking publications about those individuals can lead you to new information about your own ancestry. Be mindful that compiled genealogies may contain errors.

Bibliography

  • [Amiss] Ray, Laura Collison. The Amiss Family of Amissville, Rappahannock and Culpeper County, Virginia. Washington, D.C.: L. C. Ray, 1952. Available at FHL.
  • [Antram] Bird, Robert Byron and Ethel Antrim Bird. An Antrim Family History: Pertaining to Descendants of John Antram and Frances Butcher of Burlington County, New Jersey, Aaron Antram and Charlotta King of Culpeper County, Virginia, and JosAntrim and Mila America Edwards of Marion County, Indiana. 1977. Available at FHL.
  • [Baggerly] Chase, Addie Bell Baggerly. Descendants of John Baggerly (ca. 1700-1770) of England -- to Montgomery County, Maryland, 1746 and His Son John Baggerly (1737- ) of Maryland and Culpepper (now Rappahannock) County, Virginia, Sometime After 1776. 1955. Available at FHL.
  • [Booton] Dieterle, Diane Shutley. William Booton of Culpeper County, Virginia and His Descendants. Chelsea, Michigan: BookCrafters, 1996. Available at FHL.
  • [Brown] Finnell, Woolsey. Reverend Daniel Brown of Culpepper County, Virginia and Allied Families, Webster, Finnell, McCain, Pemberton. [Tuscaloosa?] Ala.: W. Finnell, 1954. Available at FHL. [Baptist preacher.]
  • [Burgess] Reginald, R. The House of the Burgesses: Being a Genealogical History of Edward Burgess of King George and Stafford Counties, Virginia, with His Sons - Garner Burgess of Fauquier Co., Virginia; William Burgess of Stafford Co., Virginia; Moses Burgess of Orange County, Virginia; Reuben Burgess of Rowan Co., North Carolina - and His Grandsons - Edward Burgess of Culpeper Co., Virginia; John Burgess of Harrison Co., Kentucky; Henry Burgess of Fleming Co., Kentucky; Edward Burgess of Scott Co., Kentucky; John P.B. Burgess of Halifax Co., Virginia; Edward Burgess of Kanawha Co., West Virginia; William Burgess of Davie Co., North Carolina; Reuben Burgess of Davie Co., North Carolina; and Thomas Burgess of White Co., Tennessee - Together with Their Known Descendants Named Burgess. San Bernardino, California: Borgo Press, 1983. Available at FHL.
  • [Bywaters] See Read.
  • [Chapman] Gibbs, Mildred Chapman. From Culpeper County to the Teays Valley: The Story of the John and Jane Donaho Chapman Family and Those Related by Marriage. Hartford, West Virginia: M.C. Gibbs, 1984. Available at FHL. [2 copies at FHL.]
  • [Corbin] See also Read.
  • [Corbin] Conard, Erik P. Richard Corbin (1804-1880) of Culpeper Co., Virginia, of Fountain Co., Indiana, of Coles County, Illinois - His Wife Narcissa Schnorf (1819- 1866) of Warren County, Ohio, of Fountain Co., Indiana, of Coles County, Illinois: Their Children, Their Grandchildren, Their Great-Grandchildren. Chanute, Kansas: E.P. Conard, 1973. Available at FHL.
  • [Duncan] Vick, J. Wells. The Duncans of Culpeper County, Virginia to Logan County, Kentucky. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Duncan] Roy, Nancy Reba. Some Descendants of William Duncan from Scotland to Culpeper County, Virginia. MSS., 1966, available at FHL.
  • [Fishback] John Fishback (Son of Harman, Son of Harman) was Born in Culpeper Co., Va., Mch. 3, 1779, Died July 14, 1861. unknown: unknown, 1925. Digital version at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).
  • [Fitzgerald] Hudgins, Dennis Ray. Fitzgerald & Jarrell Families: Orange, Madison, Culpeper, Greene Co. Virginia. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Genn] Hillman, Ralph E. "James Genn of Northumberland County, Virginia, and Some of His Descendants," The American Genealogist, Vol. 72, No. 1 (Jan. 1997):32-38; Vol. 72, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):101-108. Available at FHL.
  • [Green] Green, Susanna Thornton and James W. Green. The Will of Robert Green of Culpeper County, Va. 1895; reprint with supplements, 1957. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1958):91-92. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [Green] Lewis, A.A. The Green Family of Culpeper County, Virginia, 1695-1939. Fredericksburg, Va.: A.A. Lewis, 1939. Available at FHL. [2 copies at FHL.]
  • [Griffiths] Griffith, Charlotte. The Griffiths from Culpepper, Virginia to Bourbon, Kentucky to Pike, Missouri. Clarksville, Missouri: C. Griffith, 1989. Available at FHL.
  • [Grimsley] McMeen, Lola Frances Murphy. Descendants of Silas Grimsley (1789) and Jane Moore (1791) of Culpepper County, Va., Boone Co., Ky., and Ripley Co., Ind. MSS., microfilmed in 1983, available at FHL.
  • [Hansbrough] Herndon, John W. The Hansbrough Family of King George, Stafford and Culpeper Counties, Virginia: Together With a Sketch of "Salubria" & Other Hansbrough Homes, and Notes on Some Allied Families. MSS., Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., also available at FHL.
  • [Hanson] Inson, William Ashley. Our Hansons, Hensons, Hinsons: A History of the Hansons of Culpeper County, Virginia; Randoph County, North Carolina; Chatham County, North Carolina; Union County, North Carolina; Stanly County, North Carolina. Rowland, North Carolina: W.A. Hinson, 1996. Available at FHL.
  • [Henson] See Hanson.
  • [Hinson] See Hanson.
  • [Hisle] O'Brien, Bayne Palmer. John Hisle, Junr. and John Hisle, Senr. of Culpeper County, Virginia. Callao, Virginia: B.P. O'Brien, 1982. Available at FHL.
  • [Hume] McCurdy, James L. and Mabel R. Smith. John Hume of Culpeper County, Virginia. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, 1970. Available at FHL.
  • [Jarrell] See Fitzgerald.
  • [Johnston] Humston, Edward A. Johnston Genealogy: Some Descendants of John Johnston (Revolutionary Soldier of Culpeper County, Virginia) in Kentucky and Missouri. Carbondale, Kansas: E. Humston, 1987. Available at FHL.
  • [Jones] Jones, Mildred Conway. The Descendants of Gabriel Jones of Essex and Culpeper Counties, Virginia. Available at FHL.
  • [Jones] Morris, Lovell Jason. The Family and Some Descendants of John Jones (1755-1838) of Culpeper County, Virginia, and Kanawha County, West Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: L.J. Morris, [1995?]. Available at FHL.
  • [Long] Long, John Turner. Genealogy of Ware Long of Culpepper. [Chicago, 1908?]. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($);BYU Family History Archives; and World Vital Records ($).
  • [Long] Vick, J. Wells. The Family of Major Gabriel Long of Culpeper County, Virginia, and Who Migrated to Logan and Christian Counties, Kentucky. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Luttrell] See Read.
  • [Madden] Madden, T.O. and Ann L. Miller. We Were Always Free: The Maddens of Culpeper County, Virginia: A 200-year Family History. New York, New York: W.W. Norton, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Menefee] Menefee, Ferdinand Northrup. Genealogy of the John Menefee and Mary James Family in America of the Descendents of John Menefee Who Died in September or October 1765 in Culpeper Co. Va. 1971. Available at FHL.
  • [Nethers] Noyes, Mary Nethers and Thelma Yowell Coppedge. Line of Arnold Nethers & Ellen Hoffman, Sarah Nethers & Walker Jenkins, Lucy Ann Nethers & Silas Jackson Monroe, Rebecca Nethers & Pascal Jenkins: Rappahannock, Culpeper, and Madison Counties, Virginia. 3 vols. Oshkosh, Wisconsin: M.N. Noyes & T.Y. Coppedge, 1980. Available at FHL.
  • [Newman] Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Genealogy of the Newman Family, 1618-1900," see Table of Contents; discusses Newmans of Culpeper County.]
  • [Powell] DeVeau, Katharine Lee. Benjamin and Ambrose Powell of Culpeper County, Virginia, with Many Descendants of Benjamin. MSS., 1941, available at FHL.
  • [Rasor] Pattie, Grace Huffman. The Rason Family in Indiana, 1808-1958. MSS., Family Files, Rockport Public Library, Rasor File; microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [Read] Prichard, Armstead Mead. Allied Families of Read, Corbin, Luttrell, Bywaters: Starting from Culpeper County, Virginia, Their Descendants are Now Planted in Every State Westward to the Pacific: My Wife's Kin. Staunton, Virginia: [McClure Co.], 1930. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Robertson] Dorman, John Frederick. The Robertson Family of Culpeper County, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1964. Available at FHL.
  • [Ross] Ross, Edward. Your Affectionate Cousin: The Rosses of Culpeper County, Virginia, and San Jacinto County, Texas. Houston, Texas: Thornhouse Press, 1994. Available at FHL. ["This is the story of the descendants of Daniel Ross -- a veteran on the British side of the American Revolution -- through two of his sons, William (in Virginia) and Wesley (in Texas)"--Acknowledgements.]
  • [Rousseau] Rousseau, Marilyn K. "The Colonial Virginia Ancestry of a Pioneer Florida Family: William H. Rousseau (1818-1870), Florida House of Representatives 1852, Florida State Senate 1865," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):184-198. Available at FHL.
  • [Scott] Scott, Martin Johnson. Some Descendants of Anthony Scott (1690-1764) of Culpeper County, Virginia: Tracing a Scott Family's History from Colonial Times to the Present. Atlanta, Georgia: Landmark Press, 1999. Available at FHL.
  • [Shiplett] Hall, Frank Nelson. A Story of the Shiplett (Shipley) Family of Muskingum County, Ohio (near Zanesville) and Related Families: David Roland Shiplett from Culpepper, Virginia, Charles Franklin from Maryland, Catherine Councilman (Franklin) from Baltimore, Maryland, William Perley (Caleb) Hughes from New Jersey, Amy Allen (Hughes) from New Jersey (and) Fred Hall of Belvidere, Illinois the Descendants of Nelson and Ephraim Shiplett. [Denton, Texas : s.n., 1962]. Available at FHL.
  • [Sims] Prewitt, Lela Wolfe. Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Sims of Culpeper County, Virginia, Edmund Butler of Virginia and Kentucky: With Allied Families and Other Culpeper Data. Fairfield, Iowa: n.p., 1973. Available at FHL.
  • [Somerville] Yates, Robert Somerville Radford, Robert Somerville Radford Yates, and Dorothy Snyder Yates. A History of James Somerville of Culpeper County, Virginia: His Ancestors and Descendants from 1700 to 1987. Ballwin, Missouri: R.S. Yates, 1988. Available at FHL.
  • [Stark] Abbott, Jane H. Jeremiah Stark of Culpeper County, Va., Later of Allen Co., Ky. and Some Descendants: Genealogical Notes and Records, ca.1700-1930. MSS., 1928-1930. Available at FHL.
  • [Tucker] Grimes, Myrle. The Genealogy Line of the Tuckers in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia. MSS., available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Utz] See Yager.
  • [Wall] Brenneman, Richard E. Wall-Walls Families: Descendants of Jacob Wall Sr., Culpeper Co., Virginia & Casey Co., Kentucky. Boston, Massachusetts: R.E. Brenneman, 2009. Available at FHL.
  • [Weedon] Karracker, James L. and George Harrison Sanford King. The Weedon Family of Westmoreland, Prince William, Fauquier, Culpeper Counties, Va. MSS., prepared by 1968, available at FHL.
  • [Willis] Hoskins, Genevieve Harris and Elizabeth Valentine Garnett. The Family of Absalom Graves Willis of Culpeper County, Virginia: Recollections Written Some of His Descendants. 1970. Available at FHL.
  • [Yager] Yowell, Claude Lindsay, B.C. Holtzclaw, Charles Herbert Huffman, and Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia. Clore, Yager, and Utz Descendants - 1717 Colonists. Harrisonburg, Virginia: Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, 1967. Available at FHL.
  • [Yowell] Jensen, Paul Arlin and the Ewell National Genealogical and Historical Society. The Descendants of Thomas Yowell and Anne Sturman: Born about 1618 in Willbarsone, Northamptonshire, England, Immigrated to Kent Island, Maryland about 1634, Removed to Westmoreland & Culpeper Counties Virginia Before 1655, Where Thomas Died Shortly Thereafter, and His Wife, Anne Sturman, Died In About 1671. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1994. Available at FHL; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.

Immigration

Land

Grants and Patents

  • Gray, Gertrude E. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775. Vol. II. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Culpeper County.]
  • Gray, Gertrude E. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1775-1800. Vol. III. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1993. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Culpeper County.]

Local Histories

  • Jones, Mary Stevens. An 18th Century Perspective, Culpeper County. Culpeper, Virginia: Culpeper Historical Society, 1976. Available at FHL.
  • Green, Raleigh Travers. Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia. Embracing a Revised and Enlarged Edition of Dr. Philip Slaughter's History of St. Mark's Parish. Culpeper, VA, USA: Regional Publishing Company, 1900. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Google Books (full-view); and World Vital Records ($). 1964 reprint available at FHL; 1958 reprint reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1959):137-138. Reprint available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • Slaughter, Philip. A History of St. Mark's Parish: Culpeper County, Virginia, with Notes of Old Churches and Old Families, and Illustrations of the Manners and Customs of the Olden Time. Baltimore: Innes & Co., printers, 1877. Available at FHL. Digital versions available at Ancestry ($);Family History Archives; and World Vital Records ($).

Maps

  • Scheel, Eugene M. Culpeper, a Virginia County's History Through 1920. Culpeper, Va.: Culpeper Historical Society, 1982. Available at FHL. [Features include "old roads, mills, stores, plantations, churches, ruins, cemeteries, battles, historic sites, early stream names and boundaries."[4]]

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1976):29-34. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Culpeper County's 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on p. 29-31.]

Military

French and Indian War

  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Culpeper County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view). [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Culpeper County, see pp. 70, 74, 108.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Culpeper County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]

Dunmore's War

  • Augusta, Bedford, Botetourt, Culpeper and Fincastle Payrolls and Public Service Claims, 1775: Also Known as Dunmore's War: Enlarged and Photocopied. Fort Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library, 2004. Available at FHL.

Revolutionary War

  • Blankenbaker, John. The Culpeper Classes. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania: J. Blankenbaker, 1999. Available at FHL. [In 1780 and 1781 the Virginia Legislature passed an act requiring the counties to supply a specific number of men for the Continental Army. These men would be divided into classes or divisions within the militia, each under an officer. Culpeper County had 106 classes with a total of 3,000 men.][5]
  • Godby, Jeannette. A List of Classes in Culpeper County for January 1781 for Recruiting the States Quota of Troops to Serve in the Continental Army. MSS., 1936, available at FHL.
  • List of Militia Classes and Index for Culpeper County, Virginia, for 1781. MSS., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia; also available at FHL.
  • Ross, Edward. Your Affectionate Cousin: The Rosses of Culpeper County, Virginia, and San Jacinto County, Texas. Houston, Texas: Thornhouse Press, 1994. Available at FHL. ["This is the story of the descendants of Daniel Ross -- a veteran on the British side of the American Revolution -- through two of his sons, William (in Virginia) and Wesley (in Texas)"--Acknowledgements.]

Civil War

  • Grimsley, Daniel A. Battles in Culpeper County, Virginia, 1861-1865: And Other Articles. Culpeper, Va.: Raleigh Travers Green, 1900. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view).

Newspapers

Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all advertisements for runaway slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

The book An Index for Bell and Howell Microfilm Miscellaneous Titles and Dates, Culpeper, Va. Fredericksburg, Virginia: R.A. Hodge, 198-? is available on microfiche at through the FHL. The book indexes the Culpeper Observer, the Culpeper Times, the Piedmont Advance, and the Culpeper Enterprise from June 24, 1859 through September 21, 1899, and The Exponent, the Culpeper Times, and the Culpeper Exponent from June 9, 1882 through February 8, 1889.]

Private Papers

  • Collection of Papers from Culpeper Co., VA: Dealing with the Payne, Tull, Stewart, Ficklin and Related Families, 1848-1859. Available at FHL.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Culpeper Minute Men Chapter (Culpepper, Virginia). Copy of Some Family Bible Records Found in Culpepper County, Culpepper, Virginia. MSS., 1945-1946, available at FHL. [Family Bibles of: Daingerfield, Farish, Ellis B. Long, David Wright Kelly, R.T. Kelly, Richard Payne, Rust, Tutt, George Williams, and Wood.]

Probate

Wills

  • Dorman, John Frederick, Culpeper County, Virginia: Will Book A, 1749 - 1770. Washington, District of Columbia: [J.F. Dorman], 1956. Available at FHL; digital verstion at World Vital Records ($).
  • Green, Susanna Thornton and James W. Green. The Will of Robert Green of Culpeper County, Va. 1895; reprint with supplements, 1957. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1958):91-92. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Culpeper County, Virginia, Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers, Inscriptions. Naugatuck, Conn.: D.F. Wulfeck, 1965. Available at FHL. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1966):35-36. Review available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Culpeper County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1964):63-66. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • [1782-1823] Heinegg, Paul. "Culpeper County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1802, 1803-1823," Free African Americans.com, available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1783] Norris, Mary Boldridge. Property Tax List of Culpeper County, Virginia: And Names of Slaves, 1783. Raleigh, N.C.: n.p., 1936. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [1783] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at FHL. [1783 personal property tax list of Culpeper County.]
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Culpeper County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1788-1789] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1976):29-34. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Culpeper County's 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on p. 29-31.]
  • [1791] Indexed images of the 1791 Personal Property Tax List of Culpeper County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] "Culpeper County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1972):185-190; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):277-280; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1973):29-32; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1973):93-100. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [1801] Images of the 1801 Personal Property Tax List of Culpeper County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Culpeper County is included in Vol. 4.]

Vital Records

Marriage

  • King, George H.S. "Some Culpeper County Marriages," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1961):176. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [Identifies marriage license fees some men paid in 1751 and 1754. These entries were found in the Chancery Suit Clayton v. Gray, File #49, Fredericksburg District Court.]

Death

Beth Fridley has published abstracts of Culpeper County death records online at Ancestry:

  • Culpeper County, Virginia Deaths, 1854 - 1879 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Culpeper County, Virginia Deaths, 1880-96 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. "Culpeper County, Virginia," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culpeper_County,_Virginia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. USGS Map, Topozone.com
  4. "Historic Prince William Sponsors New Historic Map by Eugene Scheel," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Aug. 1991):10.
  5. Family History Library Catalog, www.familysearch.org.