A small marker, hardly noticeable, sits in Section A, Lot Number 416 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It recognizes Esaias Jesse Culp, who died of “paralysis” on June 7, 1861. “Jesse” Culp, as he was commonly called in existing records, was the father of sons who served in opposite armies during the American Civil War. His son, William Culp, served in the United States Army with the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. His son, John Wesley Culp, served in the 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. The Gettysburg Daily took photographs of his marker as the rain began to fall on Tuesday afternoon.
Culp, Esaias Jesse Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania resident. (June 13, 1807- June 7, 1861) He was born in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
“E. J. Culp” was shown on the 1854 membership roll for the Methodist Episcopal Church, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
Gettysburg Circuit (Methodist) marriage records show that on July 22, 1859, Martha G. Creager of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, married E. J. Culp of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
The 1860 census shows that Esaias Jesse Culp was “white,” a Tailor, and that he lived in the same dwelling and was part of the same family with his wife, Martha G. Creager Culp (1833-), born in Pennsylvania; Anna Eliza Culp (1835-), born in Pennsylvania; Julia A. Culp (1842-), born in Pennsylvania; Charles A. Culp (1860-), born in Pennsylvania.
His real estate had did not have a value, and his personal estate had a value of $225.
Esaias Jesse Culp (1807-1861) died of “Paralysis” on June 7, 1861 at the age of 53 years, 11 months, and 25 days. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania on June 9, 1861 at 3:00 PM in Section A, Lot Number 416. The cost of his burial permit was $2.50.1
1 1860 Adams County, Pennsylvania Federal Census, Population Schedule p. 5/159; Hutchison, Glorianne “The United Methodist Church of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania Organized 1969 by the Merger of The First Methodist Episcopal Church (1815-1969) and The Memorial Evangelical United Brethren Church (1891-1969) both of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.” Typescript in the Adams County Historical Society. Pages 89, 98; Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg Pennsylvania Burial Permits Number 255