William Oscar Culpepper

Male, #5946, (27 Aug 1897 - 16 Apr 1959)
Father*William Burton Culpepper (4 May 1857 - 1 Nov 1913)
Mother*Sarah Ellen Dew (17 Nov 1864 - 2 Apr 1941)
DNA* William has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Benjamin Culpepper of Edgefield District, SC, who is a grandson of Joseph Culpepper and 2-great-grandson of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name Variation He was also known as Buster. 
Birth*27 Aug 1897 William was born at Attala Co., Mississippi, on 27 Aug 1897.1,2 
1900 Census1 Jun 1900 John, Walter, Benjamin and William was listed as a son in William Burton Culpepper's household on the 1900 Census at Attala Co., Mississippi.3 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Walter, Benjamin and William was listed as a son in William Burton Culpepper's household on the 1910 Census at Attala Co., Mississippi.4 
Death of Father1 Nov 1913 His father William Burton Culpepper died on 1 Nov 1913 at Attala Co., Mississippi.5 
WWI Draft Reg*12 Sep 1918 William registered for the WW-I draft, naming Sarah Ellen Dew as his nearest relative, on 12 Sep 1918 at Kosciusko, Attala Co., Mississippi.1 
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 William and Benjamin was listed as a son in Sarah Ellen Dew's household on the 1920 Census at Sallis, Attala Co., Mississippi.6 
Marriage*circa 1922 He married Merle Beckam circa 1922.7 
Birth of Son17 May 1923 His son William Morris Culpepper was born on 17 May 1923 at Attala Co., Mississippi.7,8,9 
Birth of Son23 Sep 1924 His son James Melvin Culpepper was born on 23 Sep 1924 at Attala Co., Mississippi.7,10,9 
Birth of Son31 Jul 1929 His son Robert B. Culpepper was born on 31 Jul 1929 at Attala Co., Mississippi.7,9 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Attala Co., Mississippi.7 
Photographedsay 1935 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1935 at Attala Co., Mississippi.11
William Burton Culpepper family
Birth of Son13 Mar 1939 His son Billy Joe Culpepper was born on 13 Mar 1939.12 
Death of Mother2 Apr 1941 His mother Sarah Ellen Dew died on 2 Apr 1941 at Attala Co., Mississippi.5 
Death of Spouse20 May 1954 His wife Merle Beckam died on 20 May 1954.2 
Death*16 Apr 1959 He died on 16 Apr 1959 at age 61.11,2 
Burial*circa 18 Apr 1959 His body was interred circa 18 Apr 1959 at Sallis Cemetery, Sallis, Attala Co., Mississippi.11,2 

Family

Merle Beckam (31 Aug 1904 - 20 May 1954)
Marriage*circa 1922 He married Merle Beckam circa 1922.7 
Children
ChartsBenjamin (son of Joseph) Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC: Descendant Chart
Last Edited1 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482
    Oscar Culpepper, RFD#2, Sallis, Attala Co., MS. Age 21. Born 27 Aug 1897. White. Occupation: Farming for Sarah Culpepper, RFD#1, Sallis, Attala Co., MS. Nearest Relative: Sarah Culpepper (Mother), RFD#1, Sallis, Attala Co., MS. /s/ Oscar Culpepper. Tall, Slender, Blue eyes, dark hair, No disabilities. 12 Sep 1918, Kosciusko, Attala Co., MS.
  2. Marymaganos McCool Fenwick, compiler, Attala County, Mississippi CemeteriesFenwick, 1988?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.2644 V3a.
    Sallis Center Point Cemetery, Sallis, Attala County, Mississippi
    + Oscar Culpepper, 27 Aug 1897 - 16 Apr 1959
    + Merle Culpepper, 31 Aug 1904 - 20 May 1954.
  3. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 9, Page 12B, Family 216, Newport, Attala County, MS
    William B. Culpepper, Head, Wh, M, May 1858, 42, Md-20 yrs, MS/NA/NA, Farmer
    Sarah E. Culpepper, Wife, Wh, F, Nov 1864, 35, Md-20 yrs, ch 10/9, MS/MS/AL
    Mary M. Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Oct 1882, 17, S, MS/MS/MS
    John R. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Feb 1884, 16, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm laborer
    Walter Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Feb 1886, 14, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm laborer
    Sarah E. Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Jan 1888, 12, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm laborer
    Delila E. Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Nov 1889, 9, S, MS/MS/MS
    Hattie A. Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Sep 1891, 8, S, MS/MS/MS
    Benjamin J. Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Jun 1894, 5, S, MS/MS/MS
    William O Culpepper, Son, Wh, M, Aug 1897, 2, S, MS/MS/MS
    Rannie Culpepper, Daughter, Wh, F, Mar 1900, 3/12, S, MS/MS/MS.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED9, Sheet 12B, Family 108, Beat 4, Attala County, MS
    Burton Culpeper, Head, M, Wh, 57, Md-29 yrs, MS/US/US, Farmer, General farm
    Sarah Culpeper, Wife, F, Wh, 45, Md-29 yrs, ch 12/11, MS/MS/MS
    Walter Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 23, S, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, General Farm
    Etta Culpeper, Daughter, F, Wh, 22, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Laborer, Home farm
    Hattie Culpeper, Daughter, F, Wh, 18, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Laborer, Home farm
    Jacob Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 14, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Laborer, Home farm
    Oscar Culpeper, Son, M, Wh, 12, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm Laborer, Home farm
    Essie Culpeper, Daughter, F, Wh, 9, S, MS/MS/MS
    Fannie Culpeper, Daughter, F, Wh, 5, S, MS/MS/MS
    Clarence McBride, Grandson, M, Wh, 3, S, MS/MS/MS
    Julia McBride, Granddaughter, F, Wh, 1 2/12, MS/MS/MS.
  5. Marymaganos McCool Fenwick, compiler, Attala County, Mississippi CemeteriesFenwick, 1988?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.2644 V3a.
    Stump Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery (aka Stump Bridge), Attala County, Mississippi.
    + W. Burton Culpepper, 4 May 1857 - 1 Nov 1913
    + Sarah Due Culpepper, 17 Nov 1864 - 2 Apr 1941.
  6. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 12, sheet 7A, lines 1-5, Beat 4, Newport, Attala Co., MS (9 Feb 1920)
    Sarah Culpepper, Head, F, Wh, 25, wid, MS/TN/AL, Farmer
    Jake Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 25, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Oscar Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 22, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Fannie Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 15, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Hattie Culpepper, Dau, F, Wh, 28, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  7. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 4-12, Page 12B,. Beat 4, Highway 12, Attala Co., MS
    Rent Farm, Radio=N
    William Culpepper, Head, M, Wh, 32, md@ 27, MS/MS/MS, Farmer, General Farm, Vet=N
    Merle Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 26, md@ 20, MS/MS/MS
    Morris Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 7, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Melvin Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5 5/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Bailey Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 3 2/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
    Robert Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 8/12, sng, MS/MS/MS.
  8. Tombstone.
    Sallis Cemetery
    + W. Morris Culpepper, May 17, 1923 - Sept. 9, 1987
    + Thelma B. Culpepper, Sept. 19, 1927 - Sept. 17, 2001.
  9. 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
  10. Tombstone.
    Sallis Cemetery: James Melvin Culpepper, Sept 23, 1924 - Mar. 24, 1993.
  11. E-mail written 2002-2007 to Culpepper Connections from Buena Faye Allen Smith (desc/o #5992), Grand Bay, AL, e-mail address (Nov 2008).
  12. Marymaganos McCool Fenwick, compiler, Attala County, Mississippi CemeteriesFenwick, 1988?, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN Book 976.2644 V3a.
    Sallis Center Point Cemetery, Sallis, Attala County, Mississippi
    + Billy Joe Culpepper, 13 Mar 1939 - 30 Nov 1961.