John Pettis Culpepper Jr., M.D.1,2

Male, #2761, (2 Aug 1897 - Aug 1975)
Father*Rev. John Pettis Culpepper2 (27 Sep 1867 - 4 Feb 1951)
Mother*Rosa Lee Bacot2 (Dec 1878 - )
Birth*2 Aug 1897 John was born at Gloster, Amite Co., Mississippi, on 2 Aug 1897.3,4 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 He was enumerated in the US Census of 1900 at Amite Co., Mississippi.2 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 John, Herbert and Byron was listed as a son in Rev. John Pettis Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Newton Co., Mississippi.5 
WWI Draft Reg*24 Aug 1918 John registered for the WW-I draft, naming Rev. John Pettis Culpepper as his nearest relative, on 24 Aug 1918 at Pearl River Co., Mississippi.4 
Marriage*circa 1929 He married Mildred Fairley circa 1929.6 
1930 Census*1 Jan 1930 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., Mississippi.6 
Death of Father4 Feb 1951 His father Rev. John Pettis Culpepper died on 4 Feb 1951. 
SSN*1956 His Social Security Number was issued in 1956 in Mississippi.3 
Death*Aug 1975 He died at Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., Mississippi, in Aug 1975.3 
Biography* Who’s Who in America, 1966 – 1967. Surgeon; b. Gloster, Miss., 2 Aug 1897; s. John Pettis and Rosa (Bacot) Culpepper; student Clarke Meml. Coll., 1914-16; B. S., med. Certificate, U. Miss., 1922; M. D., Tulane U., 1924; m. Mildred Fairley, 10 Jul 1929; 1 son, John Pettis III. Practice medicine and surgery, Hattiesbury, Miss., 1925-; chmn. Med. Staff Methodist Hosp., 1960-61; mem. Staff Forrest Gen. Hosp; dir., med. Dir. Southeastern Am. Life Ins. Co; Mem. Miss. Econ. Council. Bd. Dirs. Hattiesburg chpt. A. R. C; Recipient Carlos Finlay medal Cuba. Mem. Am. (Miss. Del. 1951-. Nat. Vice president 1962-63, member board of trustees 1962-). Southern (mem. Council 1943-49, pres, 1956-57), Miss., World med. Assn. So. Miss. Med. Soc., Southeastern Surg. Congress, Am. Therapeutic Soc., Gulf Coast Clin. Soc., Hattiesburg C. of C. Baptist (deacon). Kiwanian (pres. Hattiesburg 1946). Elk. Home: 900 Cotinne St. Office: 709 Arledge St., Hattiesburg, Miss. 


Mildred Fairley (22 Apr 1902 - Jun 1985)
Marriage*circa 1929 He married Mildred Fairley circa 1929.6 
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Mar 2010


  1. Correspondence from Betty Nason "Sage" Culpepper Belt (#7108), Santa Ynes, CA, to Lew Griffin, 1999 (deceased 19 Aug 2006).
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 23, Page 14A, Family 198, Beat 3, Amite County, MS
    John P. Culpeper, Head, Wh, M, Sep 1866, 33, Md-4yrs, MS/MS/MS, Minister
    Rosa Lee Culpeper, Wife, Wh, F, Dec 1878, 21, Md-4yrs, ch 1/1, MS/MS/MS
    John P. Culpeper, Jr., Son, Wh, M, Aug 1897, 2, S, MS/MS/MS.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
  4. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at, 2005.
    J. P. Culpepper, Age 21, Poplarville, Pearl River Co., MS. Born 2 Aug 1897 in Gloster, Amite Co., MS. Father Born in Mississippi. Teacher at Derby, Pearl River Co., MS. Nearest relative: Rev. J. P. Culpepper Jr., Poplarville, Pearl River Co., MS. White. /s/ J. P. Culpepper, Jr., Medium height, Medium build, Blue eyes, Brown hair, No disabilities. 24 Aug 1918 in Pearl River Co., MS.
  5. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 92, Sheet 2B, Family 41, Newton, Newton County, MS
    John P. Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 43, Md1-14 yrs, MS/MS/MS, Clergyman-Baptist Church
    Rosalee Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 32, Md1-14 yrs, ch 5/3 MS/MS/MS
    John P. Culpepper, Jr., Son, M, Wh, 12, S, MS/MS/MS
    Herbert Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 9, S, MS/MS/MS
    Byron Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 4, S, MS/MS/MS.
  6. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 18-3, Page 20B, 417 Walnut Street, Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS
    Own Home, $15,000, Radio=N
    Andy K Ramsey, Head, M, Wh, 49, md@28, MS/MS/MS, Lumber Buyer, Lumber Company, Vet=N
    Rena Ramsey, Wife, F, Wh, 43, md@22, MS/MS/TN
    Andy K Jr Ramsey, Son, M, Wh, 19, sng, MS/MS/MS
    William Ramsey, Son, M, Wh, 15, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Margaret Ramsey, Daughter, F, Wh, 4, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Same Household, new family, Rent Home, Radio=Y
    John P. Culpepper, Jr., Head, M, Wh, 32, md@31, MS/MS/MS, Physician/Surgeon, Vet=N
    Mildred F. Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 27, md@27, MS/MS/MS.
  7. E-mail written Feb 2009 to Culpepper Connections from Barri Braswell Culpepper (#60193), Marietta, GA, e-mail address.