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Chickasaw County

County History

Chickasaw County was established February 9, 1836, during the administration of Gov. Charles Lynch. It was named for the Chickasaw Indians and was part of the territory ceded by that tribe in the treaty of Pontotoc, October 20, 1832. Indian philologists derive the word Chickasaw from chikasha (rebellion), probably referring to the separation of the nation from the Creeks and Choctaws. Portions have been taken from Chickasaw in the formation of Clay, Webster and Calhoun counties. Houston and Okolona are the County seats. The county Courthouse and most of its records was destroyed by fire in 1863. Other towns include New Houlka, Sparta, Trebloc and Woodland. Chickasaw County was the birthplace of singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry, and served as the setting and inspiration for many of her songs, including her biggest hit "Ode to Billy Joe". As of 2000, its population was 19,440. Chickasaw County is bordered by Pontotoc County (north), Lee County (northeast), Monroe County (east), Clay County (southeast), Webster County (southwest) and Calhoun County (west).

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 Chickasaw County censuses prior to 1860.

1860 US Census

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Page 63, Family 500, Lines 6-12, Division 1, Chickasaw, MS
Mathew Culpeper, 34, M, Farming, RE=$0, PE=$100, NC (#1563)

Eliza Culpeper, 30, F, Wife, SC
Wash Culpeper, 12, M, SC
George Culpeper, 8, M, MS
Gaston Culpeper, 5, M, MS
James Culpeper, 2, M, MS
Not named, 3/12, F, MS

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Shannon Leigh O’Connor Christian

1870 US Census

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Page 56-57, Family 406, Lines 40, 1-8, Northern Division Subdivision 2, Chickasaw, MS
Thos J. Long, 65, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$500, PE=$440, SC (#43079)

Martha Long, 62, F, Wh, Keeping House, SC
Wm A. Long, 20, M, Wh, Work in Farm, SC
Elizabeth Culpeper, 26, F, Wh, At home, SC
James D. Culpeper, 12, M, Wh, Work in Farm, MS
Martha J. Long, 38, F, Wh, At home, SC
Rebecca Long, 31, F, Wh, At home, SC, married July 1870
Sariah Long, 29, F, Wh, SC
Hugh A. Long, 17, M, Wh, At home, MS
David A. Long, 40, M, Wh, Work in Farm, SC
Elizabeth Long, 30, F, Wh, Keeping House, MS
Martha J. E. Long, 6/13, F, Wh, MS, born Feb. 1870
Hugh R. Walker, 25, M, Wh, MS, married July 1870

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Shannon Leigh O’Connor Christian

1880 US Census

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Page 312B, Neals Store, Chickasaw Co., MS
Thomas J. Long, Self, M, Md, Wh, 75, Farmer, SC/SC/SC (#43079)
Martha Long, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 72, Keeping House, SC/SC/IRE
Maryan Long, Dau, F, Sng, Wh, 41, N/A, MS/SC/SC
Sarah Long, Dau, F, Sng, Wh, 39, N/A, SC/SC/SC
Huanna Long, Dau, F, Sng, Wh, 29, N/A, MS/SC/SC
E. F. Culpepper, Dau, F, Wid, Wh, 47, N/A, SC/SC/SC
James Culpepper, GSon, M, Sng, Wh, 21, N/A, MS/SC/SC

1890 US Census

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Census burned in Washington

1900 US Censuses

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ED 19, Page 10A, Family 165, McCondy, Chickasaw County, MS
James Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, June 1858, 41, Md-17 yrs, MS/SC/NC (#1569)
Mary A. Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, March 1861, 39, Md-17 yrs, ch 5/3, AL/AL/AL
Mary A. Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Dec. 1885, 14, S, MS/MS/AL
William A. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, June 1890, 9, S, MS/MS/AL
James D. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, June 1890, 9, S, MS/MS/AL
Elizabeth F. Culpepper, Mother, Wh, F, May 1834, 66, Wid, ch 2/1, SC/SC/SC

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Shannon Leigh O’Connor Christian

1910 US Censuses

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ED42, Sheet 7A, Family 44, Houlka, Chickasaw County, MS
Jim D. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 57, Md-26 yrs, MS/NC/SC, Farmer, General farm
(#1569)
Mary Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 49, Md-26 yrs, ch 4/4, AL/NC/SC
James D. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 18, S, MS/MS/AL, Farm Laborer, Home farm
Sallie F. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9, S, MS/MS/AL
Moses Ingram, Brother-in-law, M, Wh, 47, AL/NC/SC, Farm Laborer, Home farm

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ED42, Sheet 14A, Family 173, Houlka, Chickasaw County, MS
Willie Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 19, Md-1 yr, MS/MS/AL, Farmer, General farm
(#1571)
Daisy Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 24, Md-1 yr, ch 0/0, MS/MS/MS

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Shannon Leigh O’Connor Christian

1920 US Census

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ED 40, Sheet 12B, lines 51-54, Beat 1, Chickasaw Co., MS (16 Feb 1920)
James D. Culpepper, head, M, Wh, 29, md, MS/MS/MS, Farmer
 (#1572)
Beulah B. Culpepper, wife, F, Wh, 19, md, MS/MS/MS
Mary L. Culpepper, dau, F, Wh, 1.2/12, sng. MS/MS/MS
Chester L. Aston, bro, M, Wh, 21, sng, MS/MS/MS, Laborer

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ED 43, Sheet 12A, lines 37-41, Houlka, Chickasaw Co., MS (17 Jan 1920) Marion & Hamilton Road
Samuel E. Mathis, head, M, Wh, 69, md. MS/SC/SC General farm (#1965)

Lisa Mathis, wife, F, Wh, 58, md, NC/NC/NC
William Culpepper, Gson, M, WH, 9, sng, MS/MS/MS
Henry R. Culpepper, Gson, M, WH, 7, sng, MS/MS/MS
Daisey Culpepper, dau, F, Wh, 35, wid, MS/MS/NC

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ED 44, Sheet 6A, lines 21-23, Houlka, Chickasaw Co., MS (15 Jan 1920)
James D. Culpeper, head, M, Wh, 61, md, MS/AL/SC, Farmer
(#1569)
Mary Culpeper, wife, F, Wh, 57, md, AL/NC/SC
Sallie F. Culpeper, dau, F, Wh, 18, sng, MS/MS/AL farm laborer

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ED 47, Sheet 37B, lines 46-50, Okolona, Chickasaw Co., MS (6&7 Feb 1920)
Triplet Street
Tommie Culpepper, head, M, Black,25, md, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, RR (#58393)

Zelda Culpepper, wife, F, Black, 27, md, MS/MS/MS
Edd Culpepper, son, M, Black, 5, sng, MS/MS/MS
Ottis Culpepper, son, M, Black, 3, sng, MS/MS/MS
Tommie Culpepper, son, M, Black, 1, sng, MS/MS/MS

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ED 52, Sheet 3B, lines 77-81, Beat 5, Chickasaw Co., MS (7 Jan1920) Wardlaw Rd.
Lou Culpepper, head, M, Black, 45, md, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, general farm (#43780)

Bethie Culpepper, wife, F, Black, 38, md, MS/MS/MS
John W. Culpepper, son, M, Black, 14, sng, MS/MS/MS
Alick Culpepper, son, M. Black, 13, sng, MS/MS/MS
Mary J. Culpepper, dau, F, Black, 12, sng MS/MS/MS

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Linda Jones Cushing

1930 US Census

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ED 9-2, Page 15B, Houston & Okolona Road, Chickasaw Co., MS
Rent Farm, Radio=N
Anthy (Autry) Crockett, Head, M, Black, 68, md@25, MS/GA/MS, Cannot read or write, Farmer General Farm, Vet=N
Winnie Crockett, Wife, F, Black, 60, md@19, MS/MS/MS
Inez Crockett, Daughter, F, Black, 23, div. md@20, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, Farm
Bera Crockett, Daughter, F, Black, 23, sng, MS/MS/MS, Cannot read or write, Laborer, Farm
Raymond Hill, Grandson, M, Black, 13, sng, MS/MS/MS, Cannot read or write, Laborer, Farm
Fittler Griffin, Grandson, M, Black, 13, sng, MS/MS/MS, Cannot read or write, Laborer, Farm
Minnie J Montgomery, Granddaughter, F, Black, 8, sng, MS/MS/MS
Willie B Cirgnes, Granddaughter, F, Black, 4 7/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
Mable Cirgnes, Granddaughter, F, Black, 3 2/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
Billie Cirgnes, Grandson, M, Black, 1 7/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
Sedric Culpepper, Grandson, M, Black, 2 11/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
Doctor Davis, Grandson, M, Black, 3 10/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
Mary L Harris, Granddaughter, F, Black, 1 7/12, sng, MS/MS/MS

Regarding the above family, Tess Griffin wrote on 19 Jul 2008:
     "Anthony (Anthy) and Winnie (Baker) Crockett were in our family.  Beria (listed here as Bera) is one of their daughters.  Her oldest son's name was Cedric although sometimes they spelled it Sedere.  I see on this listing of the census his last name was listed as Culpepper.  I always heard of him as Cedric (or Sedere) Thomas.  I'm going to guess that the man we thought of as his father was actually his step-father whom Beria married later (Rev. Marshall Thomas). Cedric is now dead but he married a woman named Bernice and had two children, Derrick and Alice.
     "Most of this branch of the Crockett family relocated to the Erie, PA area in the 40s or 50s.  Our branch of the family stayed in the Mississippi/Arkansas/Memphis area.
     "Perhaps if anyone remembers a Cedric or Sedere, the name Beria Crockett Thomas might shed some light on this.  Beria was a twin -- her twin sister's name was Ceria..."

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ED 9-5, Page 3B, Van Vleet & Houlka Road, Chickasaw Co., MS (#1965)
Rent Farm, Radio=N
Samuel E Mathis, Head, M, Wh, 79, md@35, MS/SC/NC, Farmer, General Farm, Vet=N
Annna E Mathis, Wife, F, Wh, 59, md@15, NC/NC/NC
Daisy (Mathis) Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 45, wid, md@21, MS/MS/NC, Laborer, General Farm
Henry Culpepper, Grandson, M, Wh, 19 (17), sng, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, General Farm
James W Culpepper, Grandson, M, Wh, 17 (19), sng, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, General Farm
This is my father (Henry R) and his mother (Daisy).  James was born in 1910 and Henry was born in 1912.

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ED 9-20, Page 11B, Beat 5, Chickasaw Co., MS (#43780)
Rent Farm, Radio=N
Lou Culpepper, Head, M, Black, 58, md@29, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, General Farm, Vet=N
Berthia Culpepper, Wife, F, Black, 47, md@18, MS/MS/MS
L A Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 13, sng, MS/MS/MS
John West Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 12, sng, MS/MS/MS

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Malcolm Wicks Culpepper

Military Records

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Source: National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18 (database online) Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,277 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration

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James D. Culpepper, Jr. Age 27, Houlka, MS. Born 5 Jun 1890 in Houlka, MS. Farming for self at Houlka, MS. Father and mother are dependent on him. Single. White. Claims exemption from draft because he supports father and mother. /s/ James D. Culpepper, Jr. Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair, not bald, and no disabilities. 5 Jun 1917, Houlka, Chickasaw Co., MS (#1572)

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Source: National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (database online). Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 (Archival Database); World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

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Charles M Culpepper, born 1926 in MS, White, Single, Education: Grammar School, Height/Wt: Unk; Resided in: Chickasaw Co., MS; Enlisted 15 Nov 1945 at Attica, IN in Regular Army as PFC (#1691)

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James D Culpepper, born 1923 in MS, White, Single, Education: Grammar School, Height/Wt: Unk; Resided in: Chickasaw Co., MS; Enlisted 3 Mar 1943 at Camp Shelby, MS (Drafted)(#1698)

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Sam O Culpepper, born 1927 in MS, Black, Single, Education: Grammar School, Height/Wt: Unk; Resided in: Chickasaw Co., MS; Enlisted 30 Jan 1946 at Roswell Army Air Field, NM in Regular Army (#58405)

Marriages

Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935

Source: Hunting For Bears, comp.. Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: Mississippi marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.

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No Culpeppers found

Land Records

Mississippi Land Records

Source: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Land Records (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1997. Original data: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Pre-1908 Patents: Homesteads, Cash Entry, Choctaw Indian Scrip and Chickasaw Cession Lands. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1997

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No Culpeppers found

Deaths

Social Security Death Index

Source: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index (database on-line). Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2007. All records of deaths on or before 31 Dec 2007 in which the final benefit was paid or final residence was in this county.

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Beverly H. Culpepper, 30 Dec 1942 - 19 Feb 2007, Last Residence: Okolona, Chickasaw Co., MS 38860, SSN 428-86-4040 issued in Mississippi in 1960 (#1987)

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Daisy Culpepper, 29 Nov 1884 - May 1974, Last Residence: Van Vleet, Chickasaw Co., MS 38877, SSN 587-18-2049 issued in Mississippi in 1965 (#1701)

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Ethel Culpepper, 1 Aug 1918 - 16 Aug 1997, Last Residence: Van Vleet, Chickasaw Co., MS 38877, SSN 426-52-9041 issued in Mississippi in 1936-1950 (#1967)

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Fannie L. Culpepper, 15 Oct 1914 - 23 Dec 1990, Last Residence: Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS 38851, SSN 425-13-0569 issued in Mississippi in 1973 (#58406)

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James W. Culpepper, 12 May 1910 - 26 Dec 1993, Last Residence: Van Vleet, Chickasaw Co., MS 38877, SSN 427-07-4603 issued in Mississippi in 1936-1950 (#1702)

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Sam Culpepper, 14 Jan 1927 - Sep 1987, Last Residence: Woodland, Chickasaw Co., MS 39776, SSN 427-44-0512 issued in Mississippi in 1936-1950  (#58405)

Burials

Friendship Presbyterian Church
Van Vleet, Chickasaw Co., MS

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W. A. (Willie) Culpepper, 5 Jun 1890 - 3 Nov 1912 (#1571)
Daisy Mathis Culpepper, 29 Nov 1884 - 29 Apr 1974

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James William Culpepper, 12 May 1910 - 26 Dec 1993 (#1702)√
Ethel McBrayer Culpepper, 1 Aug 1918 - 16 Aug 1997.


Halsell Cemetery
Chickasaw Co., MS

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J D Culpepper, 22 Jun 1858 - 7 Apr 1931 (#1569)√
Mary A Culpepper, 18 Mar 1861 - 18 Dec 1943


IOOF Cemetery
Okolona, Chickasaw Co., MS

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Henry Royce Culpepper,13 Dec 1912 - 06 Aug 1980 (#1703)√
Ruby Jewel Davidson Culpepper, 1 May 1915 - 17 Oct 1978

Places

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Culpepper Circle, Okolona, Chickasaw Co., MS
Named after Henry Royce Culpepper, Sr., city councilman for two terms in 1960-70, and owner of the land from 1945 to 1980. The new owners built a low income community there. (#1703)

Last Revised: 14 Jun 2010

 
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