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Charleston District/County


In the Carolina Low Country, today’s Charleston County was comprised in 1706 of all or part of the parishes of St. James Santee, St. Thomas/St. Denis, Christ Church, St. Michaels, St. Philips, St. Andrews, St. Johns Colleton and St. Pauls. In 1769, South Carolina was divided into seven judicial districts which served as governmental units. Charleston District was one of them. In 1785, Charleston was divided into six counties: Bartholomews, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Marion and Washington, but none of the counties became functional and they were abolished in 1798, at which time Charleston District was formed. In the 1790 census, Charleston District was divided up by parish. In 1868, Charleston District was designated Charleston County. Its county seat, the city of Charleston, is at the southern terminus of I-26, about 110 miles northeast of Savannah, GA and 110 miles southeast of Columbia. Charleston County is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, and the counties of Colleton, Dorchester, Berkeley and Georgetown.

The Post and Courier, Charleston.

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

1790 - 1890 US Censuses


No Culpeppers were found.

1900 US Census


Page 175B, Family 23, Charleston, Charleston Co., SC
Albert Culpepper, Head, M, Feb 1873, 27, md 1yr, SC/NC/SC, Bookkeeper (#7188)
Lena Culpepper, Wife, F, Jan 1879, 21, md 1yr, ch 1/1, NC/NC/NC
Lena Culpepper
, Daughter, F, Sep 1899, 8/12, S, SC/SC/NC

1910 US Census


No Culpeppers were found.

1920 US Census


ED 97, Sheet 1B, Lines 96-100, Sullivan's Island Twp, Charleston Co., SC
William E. Howell, Head, M, 63, md, SC/SC/SC, RR Watchman
Adela A. Howell, Wife, F, 60, md, SC/SC/SC
Leonide Frasier, Daughter, F, 18, md, SC/SC/SC
Claud A. Frasier, Son-in-law, M, 33, md, KY/KY/KY, Government
Sherman C. Culpepper, Son-in-law, M, 19, Sng, NC/NC/NC, Coast Guard (#51470)

1930 US Census


ED 50, Sheet 2A, Line 38, US Navy Yard Marine Barracks, Charleston Co., SC
Charles A. Culpepper, Head, M, 24, sng, AL/GA/GA, Private USMC (#5083)



No records of any Culpepper births have been found.



No records of any Culpepper marriages have been found.

Military Records

The Official Roster of South Carolina Serviceman and Servicewomen in World War II, 1941-46 (Five Volumes)

Repository: Tompkins Library, Edgefield, SC, Call # F274.7 M3 Vol II, 1941-46


Charles W. Culpepper, 34965722. Born in Worth Co., GA on 31 May 1921. Home Address: Charleston, Charleston Co., SC. Enlisted for active duty in the US Army on 26 Mar 1944. OS EAMET 14 Oct 1944 to 23 Mar 1946. Awards: PH GCMDL C18 ACM EAMECM 3S, S Ardennes Rhineland Central Europe, WWIIVM. Honorable Discharge as T4 from HQ SVC CO 355 ENGR on 28 Mar 1946. (#47879)

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:, 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.


Charles W Culpepper, White, Married, born 1921 in Georgia, residing in Charleston Co., South Carolina, enlisted as a Private in the US Army on 26 Mar 1944 in North Carolina (#47879)

South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1949

Source: South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1949 [database online]. Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2004. Original data: South Carolina. South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1949. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Division of Vital Records, Office of Public Health Statistics and Information Services SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.


Patsy J. Culpepper, White, Female, born c 1942, died 21 Sep 1944 at age 2 in Charleston Co., SC, Vol-Cert# 281-17064

Social Security Death Index (SSDI)

All records of deaths on or before 30 Sep 2004 in which the final residence was in this county.


Eula Culpeper (2-p), 15 Dec 1888 - Dec 1970, Charleston, Charleston Co., SC; SSN 246-01-3060 issued in North Carolina before 1951 (#7229)


Maybell Culpepper, 12 Sep 1920 - Nov 1986, Charleston, Charleston Co., SC; SSN 248-05-7001 issued in South Carolina before 1951 (#51471)



No records of Culpepper graves have been found.


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