Original Members
Culpeper Minute Men Battalion
1775


"The Original"
Culpeper Minute Men Battalion

OFFICERS & MEN
Summer, Fall, Winter 1775

By Myron E. Lyman Sr., Historian, Culpeper Minute Men Chapter, SAR
Compiled from published sources and DAR & SAR applications
OFFICERS: RANK COUNTY REMARKS (*partial genealogy found)
BARBOUR, James Lieutenant Culpeper d. 1775 He was LT in Culpeper Country Militia at the time of forming the Battalion, assisted chief recruiter John Green in securing men.
BLACKWELL, John, Captain Fauquier d. before 1783; 1777, served in Cpt John Chilton's Co. at Brandywine; recommended for rank LT Col. While serving in 2nd Bn Fauquier Militia; as Lt Col commanded 1st Bn Fauquier Militia after oath Sep 1778
BLACKWELL, William Captain Fauquier Mar. 2 Mar 1795 Ann Edwards in Culpeper Co.
BUFORD, Abraham Captain Culpeper
CARTER, Thomas Neale Battalion surgeon
CHILTON, John Captain Fauquier b. 1739; 29 Apr 1776, in 3rd VA Regt Continental Line (CL); Killed at Brandywine 11 Sep 1777
EDMONDS, Elias Captain Fauquier 1776-7 in Fauquier Militia; was Lt Col in 1st VA State Regt of Artillery; served as Colonel in Fauquier Militia
FIELD, Henry Culpeper Battalion paymaster; served in Cpt George Slaughter's Co, attached to 8th Regt, CL; died of sickness during war*
GREEN, John Captain Culpeper Formed as separate Rifle Company with the Battalion and served with the Minute Men units at Hampton, VA, Nov 1775. The company became part of the VA Regt of Foot; died in service unmarried; not to be confused with Col John Green who died 18 Nov 1793 *
JAMESON, John Captain Culpeper b. 1751, d 20 Nov 1810, buried ìcedar Groveî, Culpeper; 13 Jun 1776, 3rd Troop of Horse; 31 Mar 1777, promoted to Maj while in 1st Cont. Dragoons; 2 Apr 1777, transferred to 2d Cont Dragoons; 21 Jule 1778, wounded at Valley Forge; 1 Aug 1770, promoted to Lt Col; 1780 stationed in NY; Clerk of Culpeper County 1772-1880; Captured British spy, John Andre' who had msg from Benedict Arnold betraying American cause; member of VA Society of Cincinnati
JOHNSON, George Captain Fauquier
KIETH, Isham Ensign Fauquier b. 1735 d. 1787; in Cpt William Pickett's Co; Mar 1776, was 2nd Lt 3rd VA Regt; Jan 1777 was 1st Lt 3rd VA Regt CL; resigned Apr 1778 because of eye damage caused by smallpox
MARSHALL, John Lieutenant Fauquier Initially was body servant and drill master. Was son of Major Thomas Marshall. Promoted to Lieutenant in Cpt William Pickett's Co; Jul 1776, 1st Lt, 3rd VA Regt CL; Dec 1776 Lt/Cpt 15th VA Regt, CL (Morgan's Rifle Regt); 30 Nov 1777, Deputy Judge Advocate; Jul 1778 promoted to Cpt; Sep 1778 transferred to 7th VA Regt, CL; 12 Feb 1781 resigned
MARSHALL, Thomas Major Fauquier b. 1730 d. 1802; 13 Feb 1776, 3rd VA Regt CL; 13 Aug 1776, Lt Col; 21 Feb 1777, Colonel; Nov 1777, 1st VA State Regt of Artillery; served to end of war
McCLANACHAN, William Captain Culpeper b. 1730 d. 1802; Raised Company from among his parishioners Called "Fighting Baptistsî After term of service with Minute Men returned as Justice of Peace and minister of Upper Carter's Run Church
NELSON, William Lieutenant Fauquier d. Feb 1777; was in Cpt William Blackwell's Co; Feb 1776, Cpt John Ashby's Co, 3rd VA Regt, CL; died in battle at Brandywine *
PAYNE, William Captain Fauquier Probably not the Cpt William Payne that had the Falmouth Blues that fought at Yorktown and died in Fauquier County nor the Pvt William Payne in Cpt William Pickett's Co.
PICKETT, William Captain Fauquier b. 1742, d. 1814; 1778-9, served as Major in 2nd Fauquier Militia; Mar 1778 recommended but not promoted to Lt Col; daughter married Cpt William Helm
POLLARD, Robert Culpeper b. 3 Jul 1756, d. 10 Oct 1842, son of Richard & Elizabeth (Coleman) Pollard, mar. 10 Jul 1774 Joel Underwood, Battalion Quartermaster
SCOTT, James Captain Culpeper His Company with a detail of horseman drove British from Suffolk, VA in Nov 1775
SLAUGHTER, James Captain Culpeper d. 17 Nov 1833; Mar 1776, was Quartermaster for the CMM Battalion; later was Lt Col *
Spencer, Joseph Captain Orange b. abt 1744, mar. ? Moore, daug of Frances Moore; was Baptist preacher; was Cpt in 7th VA Regt; Lt Col in VA militia
STEVENS, Edward Lt. Colonel Culpeper b. 1744 d. 17 Aug 1820; Mar 1776, commanded 5 Co of CMM Battalion in the field; was in the battles of Brandywine, Camden, Guilford Courthouse and the siege at Yorktown. Promoted to Col before 4 Feb 1777; became General; buried Culpeper Masonic Cemetery
TALIAFERRO, Lawrence Colonel Orange b. 9 Dec 1734 Orange county, son of Francis & Elizabeth (Hay) Taliaferro; Commander of the Battalion
TALIAFERRO, William Captain Orange His company was transferred to Col William Woolford's 1st VA Regt; 1777, promoted to Col; 1777, captured and died as POW
TRIPLETT, Francis Captain Fauquier 1777, was Adjutant Fauquier Militia; Mar 1778, served as Cpt Fauquier Milita in place of Cpt William Ball, promoted Sept 1778; Dec 1780, was serving as Maj in Fauquier Militia at Cowpens; Jun 1781 appointed Col and served in Morgan's VA State Regt; served to end of war
Williams, John Captain Orange 7 June 1776, promoted to Battalion Major; married 5 Mar 1778, Orange county
MEN: RANK COUNTY REMARKS (*partial genealogy found)
ALLAN, Moses Sergeant Culpeper Cpt John Blackwell's Co
ALLEN, James Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
Anderson, Spencer Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
ARNOLD, Benjamin Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
ASBERRY, William Private Fauquier b. 1724, d. Sep 1793 Fauquier County, Son of Henry & Hannah (Hardwick) Asbury; was in Cpt Blackwell's Co according to his widow, Jean Ankrum
ASHER, John Private Culpeper
ATKINS, Ambrose Private Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co.; b. abt 1754, Orange Co; son of James and Elizabeth Smith Atkins; 1776 was in Capt John Scott's Co; 1777 moved to Culpeper Co. and in Capt. John Slaughter's Co.; 1781 drafted but substitute obtained; mar. Frances Mansfield daug. of Jacob & Mary Mansfield
ATKINS, Edwards Private Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co.
BAKER, Samuel S. Private Fauquier Cpt Blackwell's Co.
BALLARD, Phillip Private Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co.
BARKER, Peter Corporal Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
BLACKWELL, David Fauquier b. 1753 d. 1841; Cpt John Chilton's Co; 1777, Fauquier Militia; Sep 1780, Commissary, Cpt John Brett;s Co, Lee's Legion
BLACKWELL, Joseph Private Fauquier b. 1755 d. 1826 (brother was Cpt John Blackwell); Cpt William Blackwell's Co; 1776, Cadet, Cpt John Ashby's Co., 3rd VA Regt; Feb 1777, 2nd Lt, Cpt Thomas Blackwell's Co, 10 VA Regt; Nov 1777, 1st Lt; May 1780, prisoner of war at Charleston, exchanged Jun 1781; 1779, was appointed Captain and Co Comdr when Cpt John Chilton was killed at Brandywine; Jan 1783 retired *
BLISS, William Fauquier Drummer, Cpt william Pickett;s Co; deserted
BOHON, Benjamin Private Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co.
BOHAN, John Private Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co.
BRANDON, Francis Private Culpeper
BRONAUGH, William Private Fauquier b. 21 Feb 1767, Fauquier County; mar. Lucy Bryan 12 Mar 1792; was in Cpt William Pickett's Co.
BROWN, Jeremiah Private Fauquier b. 1757 d. after 1833; Cpt William Blackwell's Co; 1777, drafted Cpt Samuel Blackwell's Co, Fauquier Militia, Col William Edmonds Regt.; 1781, drafted Cpt Thomas Helm's CO., Fauquier Militia; hired Joseph Brown as a substitute when he became sick at Williamsburg.
BROWN, Jonathan Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
BROWN, William Private Culpeper Married in Culpeper 9 Feb 1786, Lucy Campbell
BURK, Samuel Private Fauquier b. 1757 d. 1841; Cpt william McClanahan's Co; transferred to Cpt Abraham Buford's Co; 1777, Private in Cpt Rucker's Co to Delaware Forts; 1781, Pvt in Cpt John Ball's Co, Fauquier Militia
BURNLEY, Garland unk Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co., may have been a LT
BURTON, William Sergeant Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co.
CAMP, Thomas Culpeper b. 1753, Culpeper, d. 1801, son of Ambrose & Ann (Marshall) Camp, spouse-Elizabeth Pollard
CAMPBELL, Owen Private Culpeper There were two by this name, one married Jemima Lear, 1787
CHATTERBOX, James Private Culpeper Supposedly drummer boy for the Battalion.
CONWAY, Peter Private Fauquier Cpt William Blackwell's Co.
CRUMP, Travis Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
DARNALL, Rawley (Rolley) Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co; mar. 5 Apr 1788-Winifred Brown
DULIN, John Private Fauquier b. 1743 d. after 1827; Cpt william Pickett's Co; Apr 1776, Enlisted in Cpt John Chilton's Co, 3rd VA Regt; Bef Jun 1776 in Cpt John Ashby's Co; Sep 1777, discharged after Brandywine from Cpt Ashby's Co by Col Thomas Marshall
FEWELL, Henry Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
FILBART, Fewel Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co.
FINCHAM, John Culpeper
GARNER, Jonas Private Fauquier b. abt 1740 Fauquier County, d. 1830; son of Vincent & Jemima (Williams) Garner, spouse-Elizabeth; was in Cpt William Pickett's Co
GRANT, Daniel Private Fauquier b. 2 Jan 1759, d. 21 Feb 1831; Cpt William Pickett's Co; after 1775, Pvt in Cpt Gabriel Long's Co, Morgan's Rifle Regt.; Service Certificate issued by Brig Gen. William Woolford *
Grant, John Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co; 1 Jun 1777, Pvt in Cpt William Blackwell's Co, (#6), 11th VA Regt
GRESPY, Martin Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
JAMESON, David Culpeper b. 19 Aug 1752, d. 2 Oct 1831 at his home at "Redwood"; commissioned Aug 1780; marched to Carolinas; served as Lt Col in Brigade of Col Stevens; obituary Star Exponent, also article 21 Oct 1898, buried in Culpeper Masonic Cemetery
JENKINS, Richard Private Culpeper (The younger) married daughter of the older
JENKINS, Richard Private Culpeper (The older) married Rachel Sisk
JENKINS, Richard Private Culpeper Nicknamed "Jaw Dick", marched prisoners to Winchester. His pension file explains the nickname: ". . .being very much pressed by hunger, as the company was passing along a road which bordered on a large turnip patch, he reached down and pulled up a turnip but did not break the ranks, for which offence Maj. Welsh of our Regiment gave him a blow which broke his jaw bone, that the blow was inflicted with a large seasoned grape vine. . .he has lost a part of his jaw bone which proceeded from the before mentioned blow, and has suffered much from it. . . "
JENKINS, William Private Culpeper
Jennings, Berryman Private Culpeper Cpt William Picket's Co; Nov 1777 recommended for Ensign in Cpt thomas Bronaugh's Co, oath taken May 1778; died in service 1782 at Guilford Court house, NC; mar. 28 Sep 1779-Susanna Duff, son of Augustine & Hannah (Williams) Jennings
JESSOPS, Jacob Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
JETT, Thomas Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett;s Co; 1777, Pvt in Cpt Elias Edmond's Co, 1st VA Regt. Of Artillery
JOHNSON, Yellis Private Fauquier b. 1 May 1754, Hunterdon, NJ; d. 24 Mar 1823; son of Tunis & Jeremiah (Fosre) Johnson, Mar. 6 Feb 1777-Nancy Jeffries; was in Cpt William Pickett's Co
JONES, Charles Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
JONES, Gabriel Private Culpeper d. 1776 in service; 1776, served as Cpt in Col George Gibson's State Line Regt; 1776, joined State marines *
JONES, John Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co; Oct 1779, Sgt in Corps of Guards, service certified; mar. 2 Nov 1790 Sarah Berry
JONES, William Private Fauquier b. 1759 d. 1834; Cpt William Pickett's Co; 20 Apr 1776, enlisted at Fauquier CH; May 1781, re-enlisted as Sgt in Cpt William Triplett's Cav Co of Col Francis Triplett's Regt; 15 Jul-17 Oct 1781, POW at Yorktown
KERWIN, Andrew Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
LAWLER, Thomas Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
LAWSON, Robert Fauquier
LEE, William Private Fauquier Cpt william Pickett's Co; mar. 15 Dec 1788 Molly Burns
LINTON, Michael Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
LONG, Robert Private Culpeper b. abt 1754 Culpeper, d. 25 Feb 1828, Orange County; son of Benjamin & May (Bond) Long
MADDOX, John Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
MADISON, Ambrose Orange b. 27 Jan 1755 at Montpelier, d. 1793; son of Col James & Eleanor Rose (Conway) Madison; served as Cpt in VA CL; was in Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co., may have been LT in Culpeper Minute Men Battalion*
MADDUX, Ezekiel Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
MARSHALL, Thomas Jr. Private Fauquier b. 1761 d. 1817; Cpt William Pickett's Co; Apr 1780, served as Cpt in 1st VA State Regt of Artillery; Feb 1781 Regt paymaster; May 1782, Supernumerary
MARTIN, Benjamin Private Fauquier b. 1758 d. after 1833; Cpt William Pickett's Co; 1776 enlisted in Cpt James Winn's Co, Fauquier Militia; 1777 served as Cpl in Cpt Benjamin Harrison's Co, Fauquier Militia; 1780, served as substitute for James Kemper in Francis Triplett's Co; was Cpl in Cpt John Comb's Co at Cowpens; discharged 1781
MILLER, William Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
MOFFETT, Henry Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co; 1777, Sgt in 3rd VA Regt CL
MONDAY, George Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co; mar 6 Jun 1785 Isabel Myrtle
MONROE, Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
NICHOLS, Samuel Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
NORMAN, Hugh Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
O'BANNON, Andrew Private Fauquier d. 1813; Wagonmaster, Cpt William Pickett's Co; 1777, enlisted Cpt John Chilton's Co, 3rd VA Regt, CL as regimental wagonmaster; served at Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth
O'REAR, Daniel Private Fauquier b. 1759 d. 1834; Cpt William Blackwell's Co; enlisted in Cpt John Ashby's Co, 3rd VA Regt, CL; Sep 1779 enlisted Cpt Richard Allen's Co, Col Wade Hampton's Regt, SC Militia; Ordnance Sgt, Cpt John G Lowman's Co, Col William's Regt; May 1780, POW at Charleston, SC
PAYNE, William Private Fauquier b. 1759 d. 1834; Cpt William Pickett's Co; Sep 1778, was Sgt in Cpt Hezekiah Turner's Co, Fauquier Militia; 1780-1781, Sgt in Cpt John O'Bannon's Co, Fauquier Militia
PRICE, John Private Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co; b. abt 1759
SINCLAIR, John Private Fauquier Cpt william Pickett's Co
SISK, Timothy Private Culpeper
SLAUGHTER, Phillip Private Culpeper b. 2 Dec 1758, d. 4 Dec 1849; Cpt John Jameson's Co; wrote diary of C.M.M. Battalion operations; 1776, LT in 11th VA Regt; Cpt, 7th VA Regt; 1777 served in Col Morgan's Rifle regt, was in Cpt Gabriel Long's Co., Joined Gen. Washington's Army in NY; Paymaster, VA CL; 1778 promoted to Cpt; *
SMITH, Gerrard Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
SMITH, Spencer Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
SMITH, William Private Culpeper b. 1755, d.1850 Culpeper; in battle of Great Bridge; marched to Charleston, SC; in battle of Brandywine and at Valley Forge; 1799 with Col George Rodgers Clark to falls of Ohio for 2 yrs; mar. 20 Dec 1792 Dinah Yager
SOUTHARD, William Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
STIVERS, Reubin Private Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's Co.
TAYLOR, Francis Private Orange Cpt Joseph Spencer's CO., Appointed Cpt of Orange Co. Militia
TOLIDER, Lawrence Orange
UTTERBACK, Harmon Private Fauquier b. 1755 d. 1854; Cpt William McClanahan's Co
WEALEY, Daniel Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
WHITECOTTON, Axton Private Fauquier b. 3 Feb 1741, Stafford, d. aft 1832; son of George Whitecotton; was in Cpt William Pickett's Co
WINKFIELD, William Private Fauquier Cpt William Pickett's Co
WITHERS, James Private Fauquier b. 22 Sep 1757, d. 16 Oct 1836, Cpt William Pickett's Co; 1777-1778, Ensign Cpt John Lee's Co, Col George Gibson's 1st VA State Regt; 1779, served as LT in Cpt Winsor Brown's Co, Col Gibson's Regt; 1781 served as Pvt (sic) in Cpt Armstead White's Co, Culpeper Militia; served in battle of Long Bridge *
WITHERS, William Private Fauquier b. 1754, son of Thomas, d. 1809; Cpt William Pickett's Co; 1781, Pvt in Cpt John Ball's Co, Fauquier Militia
Withers, William Sergeant Fauquier Son of John; Cpt William Pickett's Co; Nov 1777 was recommended as 2nd Lt in CPt Thomas Bronough's Co, Fauquier Militia
WITHERS, William Private Fauquier Son of Keene; Cpt William Pickett's Co
WITHERS, William Ramblin Private Fauquier b. 1758; Cpt William Pickett's Co; 1776, Sgt in Cpt Peter Grant's Co, Grayson's Additional Continental Regt; 1779, was LT in Cpt James Winn's Co, Col William Crawford's Regt at Fort Pitt; 1781, was LT in Cpt Felix Worley's Co, Col Charles C. Pinckney's SC Regt

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