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Clarke County

County History

Clarke County was established December 23, 1833 and was created from the Choctaw Cession of 1830. It was named in honor of Judge Joshua G. Clarke, the first Chancellor of the State. Its southern line which divides it from Wayne County marks the old Choctaw boundary. The county seat is Quitman, located at the center of the county on the line of the Mobile & Ohio railway. Other towns include Enterprise, Pachuta, Shubuta and Stonewall. The Chickasawhay River flows through the center of the county southward and joins the Pascagoula River in Greene County. As of 2000, the county's population is 17,955, and it is part of the Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. Clarke County is bordered by Lauderdale County (north), Choctaw County, Alabama (east), Wayne County (south) and Jasper County (west).
 

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Census Records

No Culpeppers were found in any Clarke County censuses prior to 1850.

1850 US Census

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Page 11, Family 214, Lines 26-30, Beat 3, Clarke Co., MS (#2310)
James Culpepper, 28, M, Farmer, GA
Nicy Culpepper, 29, F, GA
Amanda Culpepper
, 6, F, MS
Benjamin Culpepper
, 4, M, MS
Tod
Culpepper, 2, M, MS

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Page 15, Family 237, Lines 30-38, Beat 3, Clarke Co., MS
Samuel Culpepper, 30, M, Farmer, RE=$250, GA
(#2307)
Amanda Culpepper, 25, F, GA
William Culpepper, 6, M, MS
Leona Culpepper, 4, F, MS
Thomas Jennings, 21, M, Clerk, AL
Patrick Vance, 25, M, butcher(?), Ireland
Charles Vance, 22, M, butcher(?), Ireland
James Vance, 20, M, butcher(?), Ireland
Michael Vance, 14, M, butcher(?), Ireland

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Shannon Leigh O’Connor Christian

1860 US Census

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No Culpeppers were found.

1870 US Census

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Page 16, Family 86, Lines 34-40, District 1, Clarke, MS (#2335)
Philip Colpeper, 41, M, Wh, Farmer, RE=$550, PE=300, GA
Sarah Colpeper, 37, F, Wh, Keeping House, NC
James Colpeper, 12, M, Wh, AL
Philip Colpeper, 5, M, Wh, AL
Owens Colpeper, 2, M, Wh, AL
Mary C. Colpeper, 15, F, Wh, AL
Thedosia Colpeper, 11, M, Wh, AL

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Shannon Leigh O’Connor Christian

1880 US Census

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Page 4A, District 1, Clarke Co., MS
P. P. Culpepper, Self, M, Md, Wh, 53, Farmer, GA/SC/GA (#2335)
Sarah Culpepper, Wife, F, Md, Wh, 44, Keeps House, NC/NC/NC
Cull. Culpepper, Son, M, Sng, Wh, 16, N/A, AL/GA/NC
Mag. Culpepper, Dau, F, Sng, Wh, 12, N/A, MS/GA/NC
Jessie Culpepper, Dau, F, Sng, Wh, 8, N/A, MS/GA/NC
Lucy Culpepper, Dau, F, Sng, Wh, 4, N/A, MS/GA/NC

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Page 21C, District 1, Clarke Co., MS
Jim Culpepper, Self, M, Sng, Wh, 23, Laborer, AL/AL/AL (#2393)

1890 US Census

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Census burned in Washington

1900 US Census

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ED 1, Page 14A, Family 222, Quitman, Clarke County, MS (#2335)
P. Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, Nov. 1827, M-46 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer
Sallie Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, May 1833, 67, Md-46 yrs, ch 9/7, NC/NC/NC
P. P. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Jan. 1864, Wid, AL/GA/NC, Farmer

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ED 1, Page 14A, Family 225, Quitman, Clarke County, MS (#2393)
J. B. Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, March 1862, 38, Md-15 yrs, AL/SC/SC, Farmer
Ida Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, March 1865, 35, Md-15 yrs, ch 5/5, MS/SC
Luther Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, March 1886, 14, S, MS/AL/MS, at school
Lonnie Culpepper
, Son, Wh, M, Oct. 1887, 12, S, MS/AL/MS, at school
Jesse Culpepper
, Son, Wh, M, March 1891, 9, S, MS/AL/MS, at school
Chas Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Dec. 1892, 7, S, MS/AL/MS
Walter Culpepper
, Son, Wh, M, March 1897, 3, S, MS/AL/MS

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*ED 4, Page 1B, Family 10, Shubuta, Clarke County, MS
Sanford Cooley, Head, Black, M, March 1848, 52, Md-29 yrs, MS/MS/MS, Farmer
Adeline Cooley, Wife, Black, F, Jan. 1838, 62, Md-29 yrs, ch 14/12, MS/MS/MS
Nasser (?) Cooley, Son, Black, M, May 1881, 19, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Laborer
Emma Cooley, Daughter, Black, F, Feb. 1879, 21, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Laborer
Babe Culpepper, G-Son, Black, M, June 1886, 14, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Laborer
Allie Cooley, G-Son, Black, M, April 1888, 12, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Laborer

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Shannon Leigh O’Connor Christian

1910 US Census

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ED1, Sheet 22B, Family 346, Quitman, Clarke County, MS (#2397)
P. P. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 46, Md2, MS/US/US, Farmer, General farm
Ella M Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, Md-8 yrs, ch 3/3, MS/MS/MS
Ernest Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, S, MS/MS/MS
William Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, S, MS/MS/MS
James Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 3, S, MS/MS/MS

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ED1, Sheet 23A, Family 352, Quitman, Clarke County, MS (#2393)
J. B. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 53, Md-27 yrs, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, General farm
Ida Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 45, Md-27 yrs, ch 8/7, MS/MS/MS
Luther Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 23, S, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, General farm
Leroy L. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 21, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Hand, Home farm
Jessie Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 18, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Hand, Home Farm
Charley Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 16, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Hand, Home farm
Walter Culpepper, son, M, Wh, 18, S, MS/MS/MS
Ruby Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9, S, MS/MS/MS
Bettie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 4, S, MS/MS/MS

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ED7, Sheet1A, Family 4, Enterprise, Clarke County, MS (#2321)
Henry P. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 70, M2-29 yrs, MS/GA/GA, Farmer, General farm
Annie M. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 68, M1 ch 0/0, MS/NC/NC
William B. Odom, Grandson, M, Wh, 13, S, MS/MS/AL

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ED9, Sheet 13B, Lines 51-56, Enterprise, Clarke County, MS (#58740)
Allen Culpepper, Head, M, Black, 65, Md2-12 yrs, ch 4/4, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, General farm
Ada Culpepper, Wife, F, Black, 35, M1-12 yrs, ch 4/4, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, General farm
George Culpepper, son, M, Black, 11, S, MS/MS/MS
Silvie Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 8, S, MS/MS/MS
John Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 7, S, MS/MS/MS
Mattie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 4/12, S, MS/MS/MS

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Shannon Leigh O’Connor Christian

1920 US Census

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ED 2, Sheet 19B, Lines 55-58, Quitman, Clarke, MS (29 Jan 1920) (#2393)
James Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 64, wid, MS/US/US Farmer, home
Walter Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 22, sng, MS/MS/MS Farm laborer
Ruby Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 18, sng, MS/MS/MS
Bessie Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 14, sng, MS/MS/MS

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ED 2, Sheet 20A, Lines 36-39, Quitman, Clarke, MS (30 Jan 1920) (#2398)
Ella Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 48, wid, MS/MS/MS Farmer
Earnest Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 16, sng, MS/MS/MS Farm laborer
William Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 14, sng, MS/MS/MS Farm laborer
James Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, sng, MS/MS/MS Farm laborer

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ED 2, sheet 20A, Lines 43-45, Quitman, Clarke, MS (30 Jan 1920) (#2603)
Charles Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 24, md, MS/MS/MS Farmer
Claudia Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 20, md, MS/MS/MS
Lola Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 11/12, sng, MS/MS/MS

Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by Linda Jones Cushing

1930 US Census

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ED 12-11, Page 17B, Beat 1, Quitman, Clarke Co., MS (#2608)
Rent home, Radio=N, Farm=N
Curtis Martin, Head, M, Wh, 30, md@21, MS/MS/MS, Laborer, State Highway, Vet=N
Ruby Martin, Wife, F, Wh, 29, md@20, MS/AL/MS
James C. Martin, Son, M, Wh, 3 2/12, MS/MS/MS
Ella Culpepper, Aunt, F, Wh, 62 wid, MS/MS/MS

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ED 12-3, Page 16B, Beat 1, Quitman, Clarke Co., MS (#2603)
Own Farm, Radio=N
Charley Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 36, md@23, MS/AL/MS, Farmer, General Farm, Vet=N
Claudia Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 30, md@17, AL/AL/AL
Lola M. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 10, sng, MS/MS/AL
Charley Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, Wh, 8, sng, MS/MS/AL
Lamar Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 6, sng, MS/MS/AL

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ED 12-12, Page 1A, Beat 4, Clarke Co., MS (#58875)
Rent Farm, Radio=N
Frank Culpepper, Head, M, Black, 53, md@33, MS/AL/AL, Cannot read or write, Farmer, General Farmer, Vet=N
Lizzie Culpepper, Wife, F, Black, 37, md@16, AL/AL/AL, Cannot read or write
Rufus Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 17, sng, MS/AL/MS, Laborer, Farm
William Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 13, sng, MS/AL/MS, Laborer, Farm
Albert Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 11, sng, MS/AL/MS
Tom Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 10, sng, MS/AL/MS
L. D. Culpepper, Son, M, Black, 9, sng, MS/AL/MS
Rena Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 6, MS/AL/MS
Annie M. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Black, 4, MS/AL/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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Charlie Harvey Culpepper, Age 23, RFD#1, Quitman, Clarke Co., MS. Born 17 Dec 1894 in Quitman, Clarke Co., MS. Farming for self at Quitman, Clarke Co., MS. A wife is dependent upon him. Married. White. No prior military service. Claims exemption from draft due to dependent relatives. /s/ Charlie Harvey Culpepper. Medium height, medium build, Brown eyes, Brown hair, No disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 in Clarke Co., MS (#2603)

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Irvin Culpeper, RFD#5, Quitman, Clarke Co., MS, age 19, born 7 Oct 1899, Black, Employed by Lang Bill Co., Quitman, Clarke Co., MS. Nearest relative: Dimsa? Culpepper, RFD#5, Quitman, Clarke Co., MS, signed (x), Medium height, Medium build, Black eyes, Black hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 in Clarke Co., MS (#58884)

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Jesse William Culpepper, Age 24, Quitman, MS. Born 29 Mar 1893 in Quitman, Clarke Co., MS. Shoe Clerk for G. R. Kwincy & Co., Fort Wayne, IN. No dependents. Single. White. Prior military service: Private in Marines for 9 months. Claims no exemption from draft. /s/ Jesse William Culpepper, Medium height, Medium build, Brown eyes, Dark hair, Not bald. Has bad hearing and was, as a result, discharged from Marine Corp. Registered 4 Jun 1917 in Clarke Co., MS (#2601)

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Lonnie Leroy Culpepper, Age 28, Quitman, MS. Born 4 Oct 1888 in Quitman, Clarke Co., MS. Clerk for Railroad in Dallas, TX. No dependents. Single. White. No prior military service: Claims exemption from draft due to weak eyes. /s/ L. L. Culpepper, Medium height, Medium build, Blue eyes, Dark hair, Not bald. Able bodies. Registered 30 May 1917 in Quitman, Clarke Co., MS (#2599)

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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C. H. Culpepper. Jr, born 1921 in MS, White, Single, Education: 2 yrs HS, Height/Wt: 69/159; Resided in: Clarke Co., MS; Enlisted 29 Sep 1942 at Camp Shelby, MS (Drafted) (#6889)

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Tom Culpepper, born 1920 in MS, Black, Single, Education: Grammar School, Height/Wt: 70/148; Resided in: Clarke Co., MS; Enlisted 16 Dec 1942 at Camp Shelby, MS (Drafted)
(#58880)

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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Bessie Culpepper and Leonard L. Cooper married 25 Nov 1926 in Clarke Co., MS, Book 5-164
(#2609)

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Charlie Culpepper and Claudie Riley married 21 Dec 1916 in Clarke Co., MS, Book 3-205
(#2603)

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J. B. Culpepper and Miss I. O. Evans married 5 Oct 1882 in Clarke Co., MS, Book E-92
(#2393)

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Jessie A. Culpepper and James A. Johnston married 12 Apr 1888 in Clarke Co., MS, Bond by J. A. Johnston and P. Culpepper, Jr., Book  E-480 (#2404)

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Joseph Ernest Culpepper and Genie Acklen 7 Aug 1930 in Clarke Co., MS, Book 5-614(A)
(#2486)

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Lucy Culpepper and J. T. McRee married 23 Feb 1893 in Clarke Co., MS, Book G-26
(#2406)

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Miss M. A. Culpepper and R. L. Horne married 24 Oct 1878 in Clarke Co., MS, Bond by R. L. Horne and P. P. Culpepper, Book D-383 (#2483)

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Maggie F. Culpepper and J. M. Carter married 10 Feb 1886 in Clarke Co., MS, Book E-349
(#2402)

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Margrette C. Culpepper and William N. King married 31 Jul 1853 in Clarke Co., MS; Witnessed by B. H. King, and performed by Mathias Woolf, M. G.; Book A-6 (#36171)

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Mary Culpepper and La Valle Smith married 4 Nov 1928 in Clarke Co., MS, Book 5-396
(#2807)

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Mary C. Culpepper and Henry Moore married 7 Oct 1871 in Clarke Co., MS, Bond by Henry Moore and P. P. Culpepper, Book C-420 (#2391)

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Miss N. J. Culpepper and A. G. Wilson married 4 Mar 1880 in Clarke Co., MS, Book D-501
(#2391)

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P. P. Culpepper and Anna C. Buffington married 15 Mar 1899 in Clarke Co., MS, Book H-1
(#2397)

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Ruby Myrtle Culpepper and Isaac Curtis Martin, 13 May 1924 in Clarke Co., MS, Book 4-525
(#2607)

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Miss Theodisia Culpepper and George W. Charles married 24 Sep 1874 in Clarke Co., MS, Book D-90 (#2395)

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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Phillip P Culpepper, issued 10 Oct 1896, Choctaw Meridian, Clarke Co., MS, Twp 3-N, Rng 16-E, Sec 29 (#2397)

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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C. Culpepper, 18 Jun 1921 - May 1979, Last benefit paid in: Quitman, Clarke Co., MS 39355, SSN 427-22-9055 issued in Mississippi in 1936-1950 (#6889)

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Charlie Culpepper, 17 Dec 1893 - Aug 1975, Last Residence: Quitman, Clarke Co., MS 39355, SSN 427-74-5137 issued in Mississippi in 1955 (#2603)

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Claudia Culpepper, 6 Jul 1899 - Nov 1974, Last Residence: Quitman, Clarke Co., MS 39355, SSN 425-40-2520 issued in Mississippi in 1936-1950 (#2604)

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Emmett Culpepper, 17 Dec 1906 - Mar 1985, Last Residence: Quitman, Clarke Co., MS 39355, SSN 439-05-5378 issued in Louisiana in 1936-1950 (#2487)

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Jesse Culpepper, 29 Mar 1893 - Oct 1977, Last Residence: Quitman, Clarke Co., MS 39355, SSN 135-07-0232 issued in New Jersey in 1936-1950 (#2601)

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Minnie Culpepper, 16 Apr 1886 - Jan 1981, Last benefit paid in: Quitman, Clarke Co., MS 39355, SSN 587-02-5374 issued in Mississippi in 1973 (#2602)

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William Culpepper, 11 May 1900 - Sep 1985, Last Residence: Enterprise, Clarke Co., MS 39330, SSN 427-18-7931 issued in Mississippi in 1936-1950 (#2777)

Burials

Mont Rose Baptist Church Cemetery Inscriptions

Quitman, Clarke Co., MS. Mont Rose Baptist Church and Cemetery are located Northeast of Quitman, MS. Take US Highway 45 North from downtown Quitman for 5.7 miles; turn right on County Road 147. Church and cemetery are situated two miles East

Culpepper Connections! Note: We have excerpted for this cemetery only the Culpeppers who were buried there. The full and quite carefully prepared compilation by Bennie and Lance White in January 1999 may be found on Bennie W. White's web page for Mont Rose Cemetery. The Culpeppers are found on Rows 4, 5 and 8.

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William Pinkney Culpepper, 3 Mar 1905 - 14 Dec 1977 (#2488)
Ernestine Owen Culpepper, 8 Sep 1898 - 18 Oct 1977

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Jesse W. Culpepper, 29 Mar 1893 (one date) (#2601)
Minnie Beck Culpepper, 16 Apr 1886 (one date)

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Phillip P. Culpepper, 10 Jan 1864 - 12 Mar 1918 (#2397)
Martha Ella Culpepper
, 18 Feb 1868 - 17 Feb 1951

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Baby Lois Culpepper, 18 Dec 1917 - 27 Jun 1919 (#10877)

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Charlie H. Culpepper, 17 Dec 1893 - 14 Aug 1975 (#2603)
Claudia A. Culpepper
, 6 Jul 1899 - 15 Nov 1974

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C. H. Culpepper, 18 Jun 1921 - 26 May 1979 "Beloved husband, At rest with the Lord"(#6889)
Velma Culpepper, 16 Aug 1921 - (blank - presumed living Jan 99)

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Luther Culpepper, 16 Mar 1896 - 15 Jan 1914, "Gone but not forgotten" (#2598)

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James B. Culpepper, 5 Feb 1857 - 27 Oct 1926, "Father, With Christ in Heaven" (#2393)
Ida O. Culpepper, 2 Mar 1866 - 24 Apr 1912 "Mother, She died as she lived - a Christian."

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Phillip P. Culpepper, Sr., 15 Nov 1828 - 7 Jan 1906 (#2335)
Sarah Ann Culpepper, 5 May 1833 - 5 Jan 1902
Another cemetery source says that Philip was born 22 Aug 1832 and Sallie was born 15 May 1844 and died 5 Jan 1909

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Owen Culpepper, son of Philip & Sallie Culpepper (no dates), "I. O. C."  (#2401)

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Owen Culpepper, son of J. B. & Ida Culpepper, 20 Oct 1883 - 23 Jul 1898, "Where I am, there may ye be also." (#2380)

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Alma C. Culpepper, wife of P. P. Culpepper, dau. of L. E. & C. A. E. Buffington, 12 Feb 1863 - 8 Mar 1900, "Rest, sister, rest and sleep, while friends in sorrow o'er thee weep." (#2485)

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George W. Carter, 8 Jan 1853 - 5 Dec 1925 (#2396)
Theodocia Carter, 8 Jul 1859 - 21 May 1939

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J. T. McRee, 20 Mar 1870 - 9 May 1918 (#2407)

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Lucy C. Moore, 16 Nov 1875 - 6 Oct 1963 (#2406)

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Jim A. Johnston, 5 Mar 1865 - 10 Jul 1924 (#2405)
Jessie A. Johnston, 25 Dec 1875 - 5 Jun 1913

Places

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No places named Culpepper were found in this county.

Last Revised: 14 Jun 2010

 
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