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Guide to Culpeper County, Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.


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Culpeper County, Virginia
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Boundary map of Culpeper County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Culpeper County
Location in the state of Virginia
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Facts
Founded 1748
County Seat Culpeper
Courthouse
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Culpeper County is located in the Northern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after Thomas Culpeper, second baron Culpeper of Thoresway, a governor of Virginia 1677–1683[1].

Culpeper County Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Culpeper County Courthouse, Culpeper, Va., Civil War Era

Culpeper County Courthouse
101 South West Street
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Phone: 540-727-3435

Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1864-1896, 1912-1917, death records 1864-1896, marriage records from 1781, land and probate records from 1749, and court records from 1831. Town Clerks have burial records.[2]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1864 1781 1864 1831 1749 1749 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912.
General compliance year is unknown.

Culpeper County Virginia History[edit | edit source]

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."[4]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1748 Culpeper County was created 23 March 1748 from Orange County.
County seat: Culpeper

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

  • Culpepper

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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Culpeper was the site of several battles during the American Civil War, and many courthouse papers were damaged or pillaged. Missing records include minute books for 1749-1762, 1765-1797, 1812-1813, and 1817.[5]

Bound volumes of deeds and wills since the county's formation still exist.

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Visit the Library of Virginia's website to determine exactly what records have been lost and their Lost Records Localities Database to find additional resources.


Culpeper County Virginia Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Culpeper County Virginia Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Compiled genealogies are a good place to start research for this area, see Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy.

If you are researching families who lived in Culpeper County, Virginia between the 1760s and 1790s, the Sparacios' books are a great time saver. They comprehensively index several publications covering that period:

  • Surname Index of Antient Press Publications. 1993. By Ruth Trickey Sparacio, and Sam Sparacio. 14+ vols. McLean, VA : R.S. Sparacio, Antient Press. FHL Collection 975.5 P22s v. 1-2; publisher's website: Antient Press.

A website with many online resources: Culpeper County, Virginia US GenWeb Project

African Americans[edit | edit source]

In 1790, Culpeper County had one of the largest slave populations in the state (8226 slaves).[6]

  • Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy cohabitation records are available online.
  • Culpeper County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1802, 1803-1823. By Paul Heinegg. Free African Americans.
  • Family Lore and Effects of Slavery on the Black Psyche: Rosa Grammar's Choice. By Ruth Randall. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 97, No. 2 (June 2009):85-96. FHL 973 B2ng v. 97
  • Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872
  • Some Pre-1871 Vital Statistics on Colored Persons of Culpeper County, Virginia. 1978. By Robert A. Hodge. Fredericksburg, Virginia : R.A. Hodge. FHL Collection

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

  • Copy of Some Family Bible Records Found in Culpepper County, Culpepper, Virginia. By Daughters of the American Revolution. Culpeper Minute Men Chapter (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.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Virginia Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

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:[7]

  • 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
  • Culpeper County, Virginia, Will Books B and C, Court Suits, Loose Papers, Inscriptions. 1965. By Dorothy Ford Wulfeck. Naugatuck, CT : D.F. Wulfeck. Available at FHL. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1966):35-36. Review available at FHL; online at American Ancestors ($).
  • Mitchells Presbyterian Church Graveyard. By Charles F. Speight. Richmond, Virginia : Virginia State Library. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 22,105
1800 18,100 −18.1%
1810 18,967 4.8%
1820 20,944 10.4%
1830 24,027 14.7%
1840 11,393 −52.6%
1850 12,282 7.8%
1860 12,063 −1.8%
1870 12,227 1.4%
1880 13,408 9.7%
1890 13,233 −1.3%
1900 14,123 6.7%
1910 13,472 −4.6%
1920 13,292 −1.3%
1930 13,306 0.1%
1940 13,365 0.4%
1950 13,242 −0.9%
1960 15,088 13.9%
1970 18,218 20.7%
1980 22,620 24.2%
1990 27,791 22.9%
2000 34,262 23.3%
Source: “American Factfinder”. United States Census Bureau.
1890 Union Veterans

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

Scheel's map of Culpeper County, Virginia identifies the locations of early churches and meetinghouses circa 1776. The Family History Library has a copy: FHL Map 975.5392 E7s.

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Battle Run (1773). Meeting minutes and membership lists (1827-1852) have been filmed: FHL Film 30928.
  2. Bethel (1803)
  3. Crooked Run (1772).[8] The DAR prepared a history: FHL Film 849494 Item 9[9]. A history was also published in Culpeper Connections, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Aug. 2005)
  4. Culpeper (1771). Also known as The north water of Rapidanne.[10]
  5. F.T. (1778)
  6. Fiery Run (1771)
  7. Goose Creek (1799)
  8. Gourdvine (1791)
  9. Hedgeman's River (1791)
  10. Jeffersonton (1773). A history has been published: Culpeper Connections, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Aug. 2005).
  11. Mill Creek (1772)
  12. Mountponey aka Mount Poney (1774). A history was published in 1973: Virginia Baptist Register.
  13. Thompson's Gap (1787)

The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.

Culpeper County fell mainly within the bounds of the Culpeper Association. Hedgeman's River belonged to the Ketocton Association.

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png See also Bromfield Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. Mark's Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. Thomas Parish

  • 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. 1877. By Philip Slaughter. Baltimore, MD : Innes & Co. Printers. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online
Lutheran[edit | edit source]

Hebron Church was the first German church in Virginia.[11]

  • "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. 2004. By John Blankenbaker. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania : J. Blankenbaker. Available at FHL.
Quaker[edit | edit source]

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Southland Monthly Meeting, near Stevensburg, Va. (1772-1805) aka Mount Pony[12]

Court[edit | edit source]

  • Abstracts from the County Court Minute Book of Culpeper County, Virginia, 1763-1764. 1930. By A.M. Prichard. Dayton, Virginia : Joseph K. Ruebush Co. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online
Chancery Court[edit | edit source]

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.

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

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

Superior Court of Chancery

See District Court of Fredericksburg

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

More than 250 genealogies have been published about Culpeper County families. To view a list, visit Culpeper County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

  • Harper of Virginia. 1919. Genealogy : A Monthly Magazine of American Ancestry. Hackensack, NJ : William M. Clemens Publisher. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online

Immigration[edit | edit source]

  • List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Brunswick County are online at: Immigrant Servants Database.During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 6 British aliens, many of whom had families, living in Culpeper County.[13]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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.]
  • Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys – Images for land patents issued prior to 1779, Land Office grants issued by the Virginia Land Office after 1779, Northern Neck grants from 1692-1862, and recorded Northern Neck surveys (1786-1874) are available online at the Library of Virginia. [Includes Culpeper County.]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • 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. 1877. By Philip Slaughter. Baltimore, MD : Innes & Co., Printers. Available at FHL. Digital versions available at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).
  • An 18th Century Perspective, Culpeper County. 1976. By Mary Stevens Jones. Culpeper, Virginia: Culpeper Historical Society. Available at FHL.
  • Culpeper and Orange County, Va., Families. By George W. Glass. n.p. : n.p. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online.
  • 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. 1900. By Raleigh Travers Green. Culpeper, VA : Regional Publishing Company. Digital versions at Archive.org;($); Google Books (full-view); and World Vital Records ($). 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 American Ancestors ($).
  • Historical Collections of Virginia : Containing a Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Tradition, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. relating to its History and Antiquities, Together with Geographical and Statistical Description, to which is Appended an Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the District of Columbia. 1845. By Henry Howe. Charleston, South Carolina : Babcock & Co. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Fredericksburg (Independent City)Stafford CountySpotsylvania CountyOrange CountyMadison CountyRappahannock CountyFauquier CountyVA CULPEPER.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


  • 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."[14]]
  • Online interactive map with historical quad outlines and topography: OnlineGIS.

Migration[edit | edit source]

  • 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 American 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[edit | edit source]

French and Indian War[edit | edit source]
  • 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 US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c; digital book at Ancestry ($); Google Books; and Archive.org. [Identifies some Culpeper County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
Dunmore's War[edit | edit source]
  • 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[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Culpeper County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Culpeper County supplied soldiers for the:

- 3rd Virginia Regiment
- 8th Virginia Regiment
- 10th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. 1841. Washington : Blair and Rives. Online at: Internet Archive, Google Books; At various libraries (WorldCat).

See Virginia, Eastern District, Culpeper County on page 129.

  • A List of Classes in Culpeper County for January 1781 for Recruiting the States Quota of Troops to Serve in the Continental Army. 1936.By Jeannette Godby. n.p. : n.p. FHL Collection
  • A List of Classes in Culpeper County for January 1781, for Recruiting This Year's Quota of Troops to Serve in the Continental Army. 1971. By Tennie Selby Burk. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online.
  • List of Militia Classes and Index for Culpeper County, Virginia, for 1781. Richmond, Virginia : Library of Virginia. FHL Collection
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. 1852. Washington, D.C. : Clearfield. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." Collection with index and images at Ancestry ($); At various libraries (WorldCat). Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.
  • The Culpeper Classes. 1999. By John Blankenbaker. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania : J. Blankenbaker. FHL Collection. 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. This is a unique source for Culpeper County that does not survive for other Virginia counties.[15]
  • Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data. By J. T. McAllister. c1913. Hot Springs, Virginia : McAllister Pub. Co. Online at: Hathitrust, Internet Archive, Google Books; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Your Affectionate Cousin: The Rosses of Culpeper County, Virginia, and San Jacinto County, Texas. 1994. By Edward Ross. Houston, Texas : Thornhouse Press. FHL Collection. 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).
War of 1812[edit | edit source]

Culpeper County men served in the 5th and 34th Regiments.[16]

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... 1883. Washington, D.C : Government Printing Office. Online at: Internet Archive, Google Books. See Vol. 5, Virginia, Culpeper County, p. 68.
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Virginia Light Artillery (Pendleton's) (Confederate). Company C (Newtown Artillery)
- 4th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
- 7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate). Company C (Hazelwood Volunteers) and Company E (Hazelwood Volunteers).[17]
- 11th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate).[18]
- 13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (The Culpeper Minute Men) and Company E (The Culpeper Riflemen).[19]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battles[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battles were fought in Culpeper County.

Miscellaneous Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy 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[edit | edit source]

Collection of Papers from Culpeper Co., VA: Dealing with the Payne, Tull, Stewart, Ficklin and Related Families, 1848-1859. Available at FHL.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

A free index to Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy wills and administrations (1749-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia.

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 ($).
  • Green, Susanna Thornton and James W. Green. The Will of Robert Green of Culpeper County, Va. 1895; reprint with supplements, 1957. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1958):91-92. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • 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 American Ancestors ($).
  • Digital Images of Culpeper County Wills 1749-1770. See names of testators. Virginia Pioneers
  • 1749-1770; 1770-1783 – Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories etc. Virginia Pioneers ($)

Online Probate Records

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • "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 American Ancestors ($).

Taxation[edit | edit source]

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • 1782-1802 - Culpeper County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1802 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at Binns Genealogy ($).
  • 1782-1791 - Tax Digests Virginia Pioneers ($)
  • 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 - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at Revolutionary War Service website - free.
  • 1783 - Norris, Mary Boldridge. Property Tax List of Culpeper County, Virginia: And Names of Slaves, 1783. Raleigh, N.C.: n.p., 1936. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1783 - Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Online at FamilySearch - free. 1783 personal property tax list of Culpeper County.
  • 1787 - Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Culpeper County is included in Vol. 1.
  • 1788-1789 - Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1976):29-34. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). 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 American 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[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Culpeper County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

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 ($).
  • Culpeper County, Virginia Deaths, 1880-96 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available at FamilySearch. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.

Culpeper County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Culpeper County Virginia Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

Culpeper County Virginia Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Culpeper_Thomas_second_baron_Culpeper_of_Thoresway_1635-1689#its2
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Culpeper County, Virginia. Page 712 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Culpeper County, Virginia . Page 710-723 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.
  4. Wikipedia Contributors, "Culpeper County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culpeper_County,_Virginia, accessed 13 January 2012.
  5. Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 5, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  6. Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Book 973 X2pcu.
  7. USGS Map, Topozone.com
  8. Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 229-230, 386-387. Digital version at Google Books.
  9. 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. Copy: FHL Film 849494 Item 9.
  10. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia (1772), 91. Digitized by SCDL Collections - free.
  11. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Hebron Church Register, 1750-1825, Madison, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1982):137. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 26 (1982)
  12. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  13. Kenneth Scott, British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812 (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. FHL Book 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  14. "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.
  15. FamilySearch Catalog, www.familysearch.org.
  16. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 71. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  17. David F. Riggs, 7th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 3.
  18. Robert T. Bell, 11th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 20.
  19. David F. Riggs, 13th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 49.
  20. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August 2012).
  21. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  22. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)
  23. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August 2012).
  24. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  25. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  26. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.