Mississippi Culpepper Archives
County was organized on December 23, 1833. The name comes from the
Indian word Chahta, which means "separation," referring to the
separation of the Choctaws from the Chickasaws. Choctaw County was
carved from the territory ceded by the Choctaw nation under the treaty
of Dancing Rabbit in 1830. Originally, its territory was almost square
in shape, and more than twice as large as at present. In 1870, parts of
Choctaw were taken to form Grenada, and were added to Montgomery and
Webster in 1871 and 1874. In the latter year
part of Winston was annexed to Choctaw County.
Chester was the first county seat, but suffered several fires, with the
last in 1874. No records from that period extant As of 2000, the
population is 9,758. Its county seat is Ackerman. Other towns include
French Camp, Mathiston and Weir. Choctaw County is bordered by
Webster County (north),
Oktibbeha County (east),
Winston County (southeast),
Attala County (southwest) and Montgomery County
below in red have not been matched
with a person in the Culpepper family tree. If you can identify any of
please let us know.
were found in any Choctaw County censuses prior to 1930.
1930 US Census
Page 3A, Beat 2, Hebron Road, Choctaw Co., MS (#58348)√
Rhone C. Culpepper,
Head, M, Black, 29, md@22, MS/MS/MS, General Farmer, Vet=N
Wife, F, Black, 27, md@19, MS/MS/MS
Mattie L. Culpepper,
Daughter, F, Black, 5, sng, MS/MS/MS
John D. Culpepper,
Son, M, Black, 3 2/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
George W. Culpepper,
Son, M, Black, 7/12, sng, MS/MS/MS
Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by
Malcolm Wicks Culpepper
World War I Draft
Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Source: National Archives and Records
World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18
(database online) Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002. National Archives and
Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration
Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,277 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and
War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
National Archives and Records
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (database online).
Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, 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.
John D Culpepper,
born 1926 in MS, Black,
Single, Education: Grammar School, Height/Wt: Unk; Resided in: Choctaw
Co., MS; Enlisted 29 Aug 1944 at Camp Shelby, MS (Drafted)
Hunting For Bears, comp..
Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 (database on-line). Provo, UT,
USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: Mississippi marriage
information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records
were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm,
microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.
Mississippi Land Records
Source: United States, Bureau of Land Management.
Mississippi Land Records (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA:
MyFamily.com, Inc., 1997. Original data: United States, Bureau of Land
Management. Mississippi Pre-1908 Patents: Homesteads, Cash Entry,
Choctaw Indian Scrip and Chickasaw Cession Lands. General Land
Office Automated Records Project, 1997
No Culpeppers found
Security Death Index
Source: Social Security
Social Security Death Index
(database on-line). Provo,
Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2007. All records of deaths on or before 31 Dec 2007 in which
the final benefit was paid or final residence was in this county.
|Obituary of Eldridge
Culpepper, published 24 Jan 2004 in the Commercial Dispatch|
Eldridge Culpepper, 50, died Jan. 17, 2004, at North Mississippi
Medical Center. Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Travelers
Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Moore officiating. Burial
will be in the Robinson Chapel in Choctaw County. Complete
arrangements will be announced by Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral
Directors in Grenada.
No places named Culpepper
were found in this county.
02 Jan 2015