Octavia Jefferson Rawlings1

Female, #2544, (1 May 1881 - 11 May 1972)
Father*George Washington Rawlings (13 Nov 1839 - 30 Jul 1912)
Mother*Malissa Narcisse Henderson (15 Jan 1844 - 18 Dec 1926)
Birth*1 May 1881 Octavia was born on 1 May 1881. (The SSDI says her birth year is 1889. This has been adjusted based on the entries in the censuses of 1910 and 1930, plus the birthdate of her first child.)2 
Photographedcirca 1898 She appeared as a daughter in a family photograph circa 1898 at Whynot, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi,
Seated, from left to right: Effie Pauline Rawlings, Malissa Narcisse (Henderson) Rawlings, George Washington Rawlings, George Oscar Rawlings; standing from left to right: Claudia Priscilla Rawlings, Octavia Jefferson Rawlings, Asa Abdiel Rawlings, Robert Lee Rawlings, James Thomas Rawlings, and Henry Brunson Rawlings. Brunson died in 1900, soon after this photo was taken.3
George Washington Rawlings family
Marriage*18 Dec 1902 She married John Edmund Culpepper on 18 Dec 1902 at age 21. 
Married Name18 Dec 1902  As of 18 Dec 1902, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son11 Mar 1906 Her son Xermo Culpepper was born on 11 Mar 1906 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.2 
Birth of Son23 Jun 1908 Her son Eugene W. Culpepper was born on 23 Jun 1908 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.2,4 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Octavia was listed as John Edmund Culpepper's wife on the 1910 Census at Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.5 
Death of Father30 Jul 1912 Her father George Washington Rawlings died on 30 Jul 1912.3 
Birth of Son19 May 1914 Her son Lavelle Culpepper was born on 19 May 1914 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.2 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Octavia was listed as John Edmund Culpepper's wife on the 1920 Census at Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.6 
Death of Mother18 Dec 1926 Her mother Malissa Narcisse Henderson died on 18 Dec 1926.3 
1930 Census15 Apr 1930 Octavia was listed as John Edmund Culpepper's wife on the 1930 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.7 
Death of Spouse12 Feb 1951 Her husband John Edmund Culpepper died on 12 Feb 1951. 
Death of Son18 Aug 1959 Her son Xermo Culpepper died on 18 Aug 1959.2 
SSN*1966 Her Social Security Number was issued in 1966 in Mississippi.2 
Death*11 May 1972 She died at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 11 May 1972 at age 91.2 

Family

John Edmund Culpepper (4 Sep 1871 - 12 Feb 1951)
Marriage*18 Dec 1902 She married John Edmund Culpepper on 18 Dec 1902 at age 21. 
Children
Last Edited2 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written Aug 2000 to Lew Griffin from Judy Gilmer, e-mail address.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. Correspondence from Laurie Rutledge Plapp, 622 Meadowglen, Duncanville, TX 75137, e-mail address to Culpepper Connections, 2004-2008.
  4. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~allauder/cem-tricities18.htm
    Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Lauderdale Co., Alabama, Twp 3, Rng 11
    Garden 13, Row 17, husband and wife:
    + Eugene W. Culpepper, 23 Jun 1908 - 3 Sep 1989
    + Margaret S. Culpepper, 5 Apr 1907 - 2 Jul 1991.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 59, Sheet 6A, Family 102, Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale County, MS
    John E. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 38, M1-7 yrs, MS/MS/MS, Farmer-General Farm
    Octavia Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 28, M1-7 yrs, ch 3/3, MS/GA/US
    Verdie Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 6, S, MS/MS/MS
    Xzermo Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 4, S, MS/MS/MS
    Eugene Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 2, S, MS/MS/MS.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 62, Page 8B, Lines 74-80, Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale Co., MS (22 Jan 1920)
    John E. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 40, md, MS/MS/MS general farming (#2382)
    Octavia J. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 30, md, MS/NC/MS
    Verdie Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 15, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Xermo Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 13, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Eugene Culpepper, Son, M. Wh, 11, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Lavelle Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Alline Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 3/12, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 38-28, Page 15A, Beat 5, Whynot & Meridian Road, Lauderdale Co., MS
    Rent Farm, Radio=N
    John Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 58, md@31, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, General Farm, Vet=N
    Octavia Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 48, md@21, MS/NC/MS
    Eugene Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 21, sng, MS/MS/MS, Farm Helper, General Farm
    Lavelle Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Aline Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 11, sng, MS/MS/MS.