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Swain County

County History and Geography

In the Blue Ridge Region and the western part of North Carolina, Swain County was formed in 1871 from Jackson and Macon Counties. Bryson City, its county seat, is on US-74, about 60 miles west of Asheville. Swain contains most of the North Carolina section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is bordered by the counties of Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Cherokee, and Graham, plus Sevier and Blount counties in Tennessee.

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 have been found in any Swain County censuses prior to 1940.

Birth Records

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000

Source: North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State Archives. Microfilm.

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No Culpeppers found.

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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No Culpeppers found

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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No Culpeppers found

Marriages

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC, USA: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977.

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No Culpeppers found

North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000

Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: (1) Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. (P.O. Box 740, Orem, Utah 84059) from county marriage records on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, in published books cataloged by the Library of Congress, or county records in possession of the individual county clerks or courthouses. (2) North Carolina State Archives. North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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No Culpeppers found

Deeds

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No Culpeppers found

Deaths

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996

Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: (1) North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. North Carolina Death Records, 1968-1996. North Carolina Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina. (2) North Carolina Archives and Records Section. North Carolina County Records, 1908-1967. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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James Clements Culpepper, Male, White, Married, born 1 Jun 1916, died 7 Mar 1978 in Swain Co., NC, SSN: 262-05-2782 (#4691)√

Social Security Death Index

Source: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. All records of deaths on or before 31 Dec 2006 in which the final benefit was paid or final residence was in this county.

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Gertrude O. Culpepper, born 22 Aug 1917, SSN 262-01-6352 issued in Florida before 1951, died 25 Jun 2000; Last Residence: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL 33415; Last Benefit Paid in Bryson City, Swain Co., NC 28713 (#42008)√

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James Culpepper, born 1 Jun 1916, SSN 262-05-2782 issued in Florida before 1951, died Mar 1978; Last Residence: Bryson City, Swain Co., NC 28713 (#4691)√

Burials

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006

Source: National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

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No Culpeppers found

Swain Memorial Park

Location: Bryson City, Swain Co., North Carolina. Take Depot Street to Deep Creek (SR1336) for 1/2 mile, then right and cross the bridge.  Take an immediate left on East Deep Creek Road (SR1339) and to 1/2 mile to Old Deep Creek Road (SR 1344) to Swain Memorial Park (sign is on the left).

Compiled by Mack Sutton and Bill Crawford, October, 1997 and made available to The USGenWeb Archives by Judy French

Source:
USGenWeb Archives

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James Clements Culpepper, 1916 - 1978, WWII (#4691)√

Last Revised: 22 Apr 2007

 
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