Original Members
Culpeper Minute Men Battalion
1775

Culpeper Minute Battalion Officers and Men

for Whom There Is Clear Documentary Evidence

37 officers, 114 men

 

OFFICERS:                                       RANK                                                COUNTY

Field and Staff

TALIAFERRO, Lawrence                   Colonel                                                Orange

STEVENS, Edward                             Lt. Colonel                                           Culpeper

MARSHALL, Thomas                         Major                                                   Fauquier

POLLARD, Robert                              Adjutant                                               Culpeper

POLLARD,Benjamin                           Deputy Adjutant (volunteer w/o pay)     Culpeper

SLAUGHTER, James                          Quartermaster, Captain,                        Culpeper

TAYLOR, Charles                               Surgeon’s Mate                                    Culpeper

 

Culpeper Co. Companies

BUFORD, Abraham                            Captain                                                Culpeper

KIRTLEY, Elijah                                  Lieutenant                                             Culpeper

GILLISON, John                                 Ensign, Lieutenant                                 Culpeper

 

JAMESON, John                                 Captain                                                Culpeper

LONG, Gabriel                                    Lieutenant                                             Culpeper

JAMESON, David                               Ensign                                                  Culpeper

 

McCLANAHAN, William                    Captain                                                Culpeper

FERGUSON, Samuel                          Lieutenant                                             Culpeper

GILLISON, John                                 Ensign, Lieutenant                                 Culpeper

ROBERTS, John                                  Ensign                                                  Culpeper

NALLE, ________                              Ensign                                                  Culpeper

 

WILLIAMS, John                                Captain                                                Culpeper

JETT, ------------                                Ensign                                                  Culpeper

 


 

Fauquier Co. Companies

BLACKWELL, William                       Captain                                                Fauquier

NELSON, William                               Lieutenant                                             Fauquier

CONWAY, Peter                                Lieutenant                                             Fauquier

 

CHILTON, John                                  Captain                                                Fauquier

KEITH, John                                        Lieutenant                                             Fauquier

 

PICKETT, William                               Captain                                                Fauquier

MARSHALL, John                              Lieutenant                                             Fauquier

KEITH, Isham                                      Ensign                                                  Fauquier

 

SCOTT, James                                    Captain                                                Fauquier

 

Orange Co. Companies

BRUCE, ____________                     Captain (appointed but did                    Orange

                                                            Not serve due to sickness)

 

PAYNE, William                                  Captain                                                Orange

BURNLEY, Garland                            Lieutenant                                             Orange

 

SPENCER, Joseph                              Captain, Quartermaster                         Orange

MADISON, Ambrose                          Lieutenant                                             Orange

WELCH, Nathaniel                              Ensign                                                  Orange

 

Later Companies (1776), possibly crossing county lines

EDMONDS, Elias                                Captain                                                Fauquier

NASH, James                                      Lieutenant, Captain                               Orange


 

MEN:                                                 RANK                                                COUNTY

ADAMS,  Littleton                               Private                                                  Fauquier

ALLAN (ALLEN), James                    Private                                                  Fauquier

ALLAN(ALLEN), Moses                    Corporal                                              Fauquier

ALLEN, Vincent                                  Private                                                  Culpeper

ALLEN, William                                  Private                                                  Fauquier

ANDERSON, Spencer                        Private                                                  Fauquier

ARNOLD, Benjamin                            Private                                                  Fauquier

ASBERRY, William                             Private                                                  Fauquier

ATKINS, Ambrose                              Private                                                  Orange

ATKINS (ADKINS), Edward             Private                                                  Orange

AYLOR, Jacob                                    Private                                                  Culpeper

BAAR, Issac                                        Private                                                  Fauquier

BAKER, Samuel S.                              Private                                                  Fauquier

BALLARD, Phillip                               Private                                                  Orange

BARKER, Peter                                   Corporal                                              Fauquier

BLACKWELL, David                         Private                                                  Fauquier

BLACKWELL, Joseph                        Private                                                  Fauquier

BLISS, William                                    Drummer                                              Fauquier

BOHON, Benjamin                              Private                                                  Orange

BOHON, John                                     Private                                                  Orange

BOHON, William                                 Private                                                  Orange

BOLING, Jesse                                                                                               Orange

BOLING, William                                                                                            Orange

BRONAUGH, William                         Private                                                  Fauquier

BROWN, Jeremiah                              Private                                                  Fauquier

BROWN, Jonathan                              Private                                                  Fauquier

BROWN, William                                Private                                                  Culpeper

BUFORD, Simeon                               Private                                                  Culpeper

BURK, Samuel                                    Private                                                  Fauquier

BURTON, William                               Sergeant                                               Orange

BUTLER/BUTLAR, William                Private                                                  Culpeper

CAMPBELL, William                          Private                                                  Orange

CORBIN, Lewis                                  Private                                                  Culpeper

COWHERD, Jonathan                         Private                                                  Culpeper

CRUMP, Travis                                   Private                                                  Fauquier

DARNALL, Rawley/Rolley                  Private                                                  Fauquier

DICKERSON,John                             Private                                                  Fauquier

DULIN, John                                       Private                                                  Fauquier

ELLIOTT, Samuel                                Private                                                  Fauquier

FAYN, William                                    Private                                                  Fauquier

FEWELL/FEWEL/FUEL, Henry          Private                                                  Fauquier

FILBERT, Fewel                                  Private                                                  Fauquier

FINNILL, John                                                                                                Orange

GAINES, Richard                                Private                                                  Culpeper

GRANT, Daniel                                   Private                                                  Fauquier

GRANT, John                                      Private                                                  Fauquier

GRESPY, Martin                                 Private                                                  Fauquier

HAMRICK, Benjamin                          Private                                                  Fauquier

HAMRICK, Siars/Siras/Silas                Private                                                  Fauquier

JENNINGS, Berryman                        Private                                                  Culpeper

JESSOPS, Jacob                                 Private                                                  Fauquier

JETT, Thomas                                      Private                                                  Fauquier

JOHNSON, Yellis/Kelles                     Private                                                  Fauquier

JONES, Charles                                   Private                                                  Fauquier

JONES, John                                       Private                                                  Fauquier

JONES, Henry                                     Private                                                  Fauquier

JONES, William                                   Private                                                  Fauquier

KERWIN, Andrew                              Private                                                  Fauquier

LANTER, Thomas                               Private                                                  Orange

LAWLER/LAWBER, Thomas             Private                                                  Fauquier

LEE, William                                        Private                                                  Fauquier

LINTON, Michael                               Private                                                  Fauquier

LONG, Richard                                   Private                                                  Culpeper

LONG, Robert                                     Private                                                  Culpeper

LUCAS, Francis                                  Private                                                  Culpeper

MADDOX, Ezekiel                              Private                                                  Fauquier

MADDOX, Henry                               Private                                                  Fauquier

MADDOX, John                                  Private                                                  Fauquier

MARSHALL, Thomas Jr.                    Private                                                  Fauquier

MARTIN, Benjamin                             Private                                                  Fauquier

McQUEEN, Alexander                        Private                                                  Culpeper

MILES, Charles                                   Private                                                  Culpeper

MILLER, William                                 Private                                                  Fauquier

MINOR, Jeremiah                                Private                                                  Orange

MOFFETT, Henry                               Private                                                  Fauquier

MONDAY, George                             Private                                                  Fauquier

MONROE, James                                Private                                                  Fauquier

NICHOLAS, Samuel                           Private                                                  Fauquier

NORMAN, Hugh                                Private                                                  Fauquier

O’BANNON, Andrew                        Private, Wagon Master                         Fauquier

O’REAR, Daniel                                  Private                                                  Fauquier

PAYNE, William                                  Private                                                  Fauquier

PRICE, John                                        Private                                                  Orange

RANSDALE, Thomas                          Private                                                 Fauquier

RANSDALE, William                          Private                                                  Fauquier

RICE, William                                      Private                                                  Fauquier

RIDDLE, William                                 Private                                                  Fauquier

SEATON, George                               Private                                                  Fauquier

SIMS, Reuben                                     Private                                                  Culpeper

SINCLAIR, John                                 Private                                                  Fauquier

SLAUGHTER, Phillip                           Private                                                  Culpeper

SMITH, Gerrard/Jared/Garret/,Garnett  Private                                                Fauquier

SMITH, Spencer                                  Private                                                  Fauquier

SMITH, William                                   Private                                                  Fauquier

SMITHER, William                              Private                                                  Orange

SOUTHARD/SOUTHERD,William     Private                                                  Fauquier

STIVER(S), Reuben                             Private                                                  Orange

TAYLOR, Francis                                Private                                                  Orange

TAYLOR, Thornton                             Private                                                  Culpeper

TAYLOR, William                               Private                                                  Culpeper

TAYLOR, William                               Private                                                  Orange

TILMAN, Thomas                               Private                                                  Orange

TOMLINSON, George/Ambrose        Private                                                  Orange

TWISDALE, William                           Private                                                  Orange

UTTERBACK, Harmon                       Private                                                  Fauquier

WALLS, Reuben                                 Private                                                  Culpeper

WATKINS, Benjamin                                                                                      Fauquier

WEALEY, Daniel                                 Private                                                  Fauquier

WHITE, William                                   Private                                                  Fauquier

WHITECOTTON, Axton                    Private                                                  Fauquier

WILLIAMS, James                                                                                          Culpeper

WINFIELD/WINKFIELD,William      Private                                                  Fauquier

WITHERS, James                                Sergeant                                               Fauquier

WITHERS, William                              Private                                                  Fauquier

WITHERS, William                              Sergeant                                               Fauquier

WITHERS, William                              Private                                                  Fauquier

WITHERS, William Ramblin/Hamblin Private                                                    Fauquier


 

Capt. John Green’s Co., 1st Va. Regt. Officers and Men

for Whom There Is Clear Documentary Evidence

4 Officers, 15 Men

 

GREEN, John                                      Capt.                                                    Culpeper

TAYLOR, Richard                               1st Lt.                                                   Orange

EUSTACE, John                                  2nd Lt.                                         Prob. Culpeper

LEE, John                                            Ensign                                                  Fauquier

 

ALLEN, John                                       Private                                                  Culpeper

BARBEE, Daniel                                  Private                                                  Culpeper

BLACKWELL, Thomas                      Private or Sergeant                                              

COLVIN, John                                    Private                                                  Culpeper

FIELD, Henry (III)                               Private                                         Prob. Culpeper

FREEMAN, John                                 Private                                                  Culpeper

GIBBS, Churchill                                  Private                                                  Culpeper

GIBBS, Julius                                       Private                                                  Culpeper

GREEN, Robert                                                                                               Culpeper

                                                        McCLANAHAN, Thomas                   Private                                                  Fauquier

MOTHERSHEAD, Nathaniel                                                                           Orange

REED, John                                         Private                                                  Culpeper

SAUNDERS, Joseph                                                                                       Culpeper

TRIPLETT, George                              Private                                                  Culpeper

WARD, John                                       Private                                                  Culpeper

 


 

Men Associated with but Not in the Culpeper Minute Battalion

Other Revolutionary Services Proven

 

ASHBY, John                                      Express Rider                                       Fauquier

BARBOUR, James                              County Lieutenant of Culpeper              Culpeper

CAMP, Thomas                                   Wagon Master (Civilian)                       Culpeper

FIELD(S), Henry Jr.                             Paymaster (Civil Position)                     Culpeper

MADISON, James (Jr.)                       County Lieutenant of Orange                Orange

                                                                                Also a member of the Orange Independent Co.


 

 

Men in Other Military Service

Sometimes Confused with Culpeper Minute Battalion Services

 

 

GRAVES, Thomas                               Private, Culpeper Independent Co.       Culpeper

                                                                                Marched to Fredericksburg at the Powder Alarm

JOHNSON, George                            Captain, 2nd Virginia Regiment             Fairfax

SPICER, William                                  Private, Dunmore’s War (1774)            Culpeper

TALIAFERRO, William                       Captain, 2nd Virginia Regiment             Caroline

 

 

Additional Men of Interest

Documentary Evidence Is Not Clear Regarding

Culpeper Minute Battalion Service

 

BLACKWELL, John,                          Captain                                                Fauquier

        Definitely in Williamsburg and associated with the CMM.  Likely a subaltern under

        Chilton, under whom he served as Lt. in 3rd Va. Regt., but probabably not a captain.

CARTER, Thomas Neale                     Battalion Surgeon                                 Williamsburg

        A Dr. Carter was reimbursed for medicines provided to the CMM, but Scribner and Tarter say he

        was James.  Evidence that a Dr. Carter was in the battalion has not been found.

TRIPLETT, Francis                              Captain                                                Fauquier

        Fauquier militia major.  Asserted by secondary sources to have been a Battalion Captain.  Evidence

        that he was in the Culpeper Minute Battalion has not been found.

DILLIARD, William                             Signed (‘X’)  Williamsburg Public

                                                                                Store Day Book for Culpeper Minute Battalion.

GAINES, James                                   Asserted on the Web to have been              Culpeper

                                                                                a minuteman

NORRIS, William                                Signed Wmsburg Public Store                    Fauquier

                                                            Day Book for Capt. Scott.  Likely a subaltern.

PENDLETON, .Henry                         Asserted on the Web to have been a           Culpeper

                                                                                minuteman.  Was in Williamsburg

                                                                                associated with CMM.

PENDLETON, Nathaniel                     Asserted on the Web to have                     Culpeper

                                                                                been a minuteman.

PENDLETON, William                        Asserted on the Web to have                     Culpeper

                                                                                been a minuteman

ROBERTSON, William                        Signed Williamsburg Public Store Day Book

                                                                                for Capt. Williams

SLAUGHTER, Thomas                        Signed Williamsburg Public Store Day

                                                                                book for Culpeper Minute Battalion.

TAYLOR, Thornton                             Appears to have been resident of Caroline Co. at

                                                                                Time of this minute service.

TEASONS, William                             Took delivery on fabric from the Williamsburg Public Store

                                                                                for which Capt. Williams signed.

WALDEN, Ambrose                           Appears to have been resident of Caroline Co. at

                                                                                time of his minute service.

 

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