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Pvt Charles Kelpin
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1846
Georgia, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1864
Richmond County
Georgia, USA

Charles Kelpin and his family lived in Roswell which was then in Cobb County, Georgia (today it is in Fulton County). Charles was the second child, the first son born to William Kelpin, a carpenter and farmer born c. 1820 in North Carolina, and Mary Kelpin, born c. 1828 in Virginia. Charles had one older sister, Georgia A. Kelpin (born c. 1845) and four younger siblings: Nancy (born c. 1848), Josephus (b.c. 1852), Aaron (b.c. 1853), and William jr. (b.c. 1859). In 1857 William Kelpin Sr. purchased the land surrounding the burial ground for use as a family farm.

When the Civil War broke out, Charles was a worker at the Roswell mill factories near Roswell Square. Because of that valuable wartime position, he was exempt from military duty but nevertheless chose to enlist with the Roswell Battalion (Company C) on August 11, 1863, a unit organized on June 28, 1863 originally intended for home defense in Northern Georgia against Union incursions. Charles died, age 17, in Augusta, Georgia before participating in any battles.

According to the Chattahoochee Nature Center, which now owns the land surrounding the old Kelpin burial ground, there may be up to six Kelpin family members buried in the immediate area of Charles' grave, although only three of the graves there are clearly marked as such. A relatively recently installed U.S. Veterans Confederate gravemarker marks the spot of Charles Kelpin's burial, replacing an older gravestone. 
Charles Kelpin
Roswell BN
Jul 8 1846
Feb 21 1864

Kelpin Family Cemetery
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
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Record added: Jun 14, 2009
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