Bryan Hamilton Culpepper1

Male, #2711, (12 Nov 1897 - 5 Jan 1960)
Father*John Edward Culpepper (10 Sep 1872 - 21 Apr 1939)
Mother*Sarah Elizabeth Smith (27 Jul 1872 - 18 Aug 1934)
Birth*12 Nov 1897 Bryan was born at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 12 Nov 1897. 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 Bryan was listed as a son in John Edward Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.2 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Sam and Bryan was listed as a son in John Edward Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.3 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 Bryan registered for the WW-I draft, naming Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918 at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.4 
World War I*1918 He served in World War I in 1918
(Bryan was both wounded and blinded during his service.) 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Bryan was listed as a son in John Edward Culpepper's household on the 1920 Census at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.5 
Marriage*1 Feb 1920 He married Mary Alice Grayson on 1 Feb 1920 at age 22. 
Birth of Son19 Apr 1923 His son Bryan Hamilton Culpepper Jr. was born on 19 Apr 1923 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.6,7 
Birth of Son8 Sep 1924 His son William Samuel Culpepper was born on 8 Sep 1924 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.7,6 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 Bryan was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.7 
Death of Mother18 Aug 1934 His mother Sarah Elizabeth Smith died on 18 Aug 1934 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.8 
Death of Father21 Apr 1939 His father John Edward Culpepper died on 21 Apr 1939 at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi.8 
Death*5 Jan 1960 He died at Meridian, Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, on 5 Jan 1960 at age 62. 


Mary Alice Grayson (12 Jul 1898 - 22 Feb 1988)
Marriage*1 Feb 1920 He married Mary Alice Grayson on 1 Feb 1920 at age 22. 
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited27 Jul 2011


  1. Levin E. Culpepper, The Descendants of Joseph Culpepper who died in 1816, in Jackson County, Georgia, P. O. Box 5511, Meridian, MS 39302-5511: Lauderdale County Dept. of Archives & History, 1990's.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 27, Page 3B, Family 45, Hurricane Creek, Lauderdale County, MS
    Ed J. Culpeper, Head, Wh, M, Sept. 1872, 28, Md-4 yrs, MS/MS/MS, Farmer
    Sara E. Culpeper, Wife, Wh, F, July 1872, Md-4 yrs, ch 2/2, MS/AL/MS
    Sara M. Culpeper, Daughter, Wh, F, March 1896, 4, S, MS/MS/MS
    Bryan H. Culpeper, Son, Wh, M, Nov. 1897, 2, S, MS/MS/MS.
  3. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 60, Sheet 15A, Family 231, Beat 5, Lauderdale County, MS
    Eddie Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 37, M1-16 yrs, MS/MS/MS, Farmer-General Farm
    Sarah E. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 38, M1-16 yrs, ch 4/4, MS/AL/MS
    Sam Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 8, S, MS/MS/MS
    Mertile Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 14, S, MS/MS/MS
    Bryan Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 12, S, MS/MS/MS
    Allie R. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 7, S, MS/MS/MS
    Willie L. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 3, S, MS/MS/MS.
  4. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at, 2005.
    Bryant Culpepper, 114 5th Ave, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS, Age 20, Born 12 Nov 1897, White, Ass’t Machinist for Lauderdale Cotton Mill at 8th Ave & 16th St., Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS. Nearest relative: Sallie Culpepper, Mother, 114 5th Ave, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS, /s/ Bryant Culpepper, Medium height, Slender build, Blue eyes, Light hair, No disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 in Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS.
  5. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 53, Page 13B, Lines 94-100, 120 5th Ave, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS (12 Jan 1920)
    C. J. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 47, md, MS/MS/MS policeman city
    Sarah Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 47, md, MS/MS/MS
    Bryan Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 22, sng, MS/MS/MS mechanic garage
    Allie Kate Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 17, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Willie Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 12, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Theo Forbes, Boarder, M, Wh, 29, md, MS/US/US builder wagon factory
    Myrtle Forbes, Boarder, F, Wh, 23, md, MS/MS/MS.
  6. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 38-11, Page 12B, 805 A St, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS
    Own Home, $1,600, Radio=Y
    Bryan H. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 32, md@22, MS/MS/MS, Mechanic, Automobile Company, Vet=N
    Mary A. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 31, md@21, MS/MS/MS
    Eileen Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Bryan H. Culpepper, Jr ., Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, MS/MS/MS
    William S. Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 6, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Mary E. Culpepper, Daughter, F, Wh, 1 7/12, MS/MS/MS.
  8. Oak Grove Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS
    + John Edwin Culpepper, 10 Sep 1872 - 21 Apr 1939
    + Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper, 27 Jul 1872 - 18 Aug 1934.
  9. E-mail written 26 Jul 2011 to Warren L. Culpepper from Laurie Ann Young Maxwell (#62586), Senatobia, MS, e-mail address.
  10. The Meridian Star, Meridian, MS.
    Obituary for William S. 'Sam' Culpepper, published March 10, 2006.