DeSoto Co
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DeSoto County


In the Heartland/South Central Region of Florida, DeSoto County was formed in 1887 from Manatee County. In 1921, parts of DeSoto were split off to form Charlotte, Glades, Hardee and Highlands counties. Its county seat, Arcadia, is on US-17 about 60 miles southeast of Tampa and 90 miles SSW of Orlando. DeSoto is bordered by the counties of Hardee, Highlands, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee.

Sarasota Herald Tribune, Charlotte Sun-Herald (Port Charlotte), St. Petersburg Times

Any names below in red have not been matched with a person in the Culpepper family tree. If you can identify any of them, please let us know.

Census Records

No Culpeppers were found in any DeSoto County censuses prior to 1920.

1920 US Census


Page: 5B, ED: 24, Image: 485 (6 Jan 1920), School Street, Bowling Green, DeSoto Co., FL
(In 1921, Bowling Green became part of Hardee Co.)
William H. Culpepper, HH, M, W, 74, M, GA/GA/GA/Farm manager (#9540)
Jane E. Culpepper, Wife, F, W, 74, M, GA/GA/GA

1930 US Census


ED 6, Sheet 5B, Arcadia, 615 Orange Ave., Arcadia, DeSoto Co., FL
Katherine Culpepper, Lodger, F, 20, Sng, AL/AL/GA, Teacher/Baptist Orphan's Home



No records have been found of Culpepper births in DeSoto County.



No records have been found of Culpepper deeds in DeSoto County.

Military Records

WW-I Civilian Draft Registrations

Source: Banks, Ray. World War I Civilian Draft Registrations, Salt Lake City, UT, 1995. Extracted from Database

Name, Birth Date, Ethnicity, Birth Place; County of Registration


Harry Stewart Culpepper, b. 14 Nov 1892, White, Boston GA, De Soto Co., FL (#9542)


Thomas Wimbley Culpepper, b. 8 Jun 1893, White, Cordele GA, De Soto Co., FL (#3580)



No records have been found of Culpepper marriages in DeSoto county.

Florida Death Index, 1936-1998 Online Database.
Florida Death Index, 1936-1998. [database online] Provo, UT:, 2001. Original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index,1877-1998. Florida: Florida Health Department, Office of Vital Records,1998.


No records have been found in this database of Culpepper deaths in DeSoto county.

Social Security Death Index

All records of deaths on or before 31 Oct 2004 in which the final benefit was paid or final residence was in DeSoto county.


No records have been found of Culpeppers resident in this county at death.



No records have been found of Culpepper graves in DeSoto County.



No records of any places named Culpepper have been found in DeSoto County

Last Revised: 26 Jan 2006

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