Mississippi Culpepper Archives
County, located in the Mississippi Delta region, was formed in 1833 and
its Indian name means Rock River. Both Charleston, the largest city, and
Sumner are county seats. In 1909, the entire business section of Sumner
burned and all records were destroyed. Other towns include Glendora,
Philipp, Tutwiler and Webb. In 1955, the murder of Emmett Till in the
county was one of the key events that energized the nascent Civil Rights
movement. As of 2000, Tallahatchie County's population was 14,903.
Adjacent counties are Quitman County (north), Panola County (northeast),
Yalobusha County (east),
Grenada County (southeast),
(south), Sunflower County (southwest) and Coahoma County (northwest).
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 Tallahatchie County censuses prior to or after 1900.
1900 US Census
ED 57, Page 21B, Family
383, Beat 3, Tallahatchie County, MS (#58480)√
Robert Culpepper, Head, Black, M, July 1850, 49, Md-17 yrs,
Milly Culpepper, Wife, Black, F, July 1864, 35, Md-17 yrs, ch
8/8 MS/MS/MS, Farm Labor
Roxie Culpepper, Daughter, Black, F, Oct. 1878, 21, Wd, 1, ch
0/0, MS/MS/MS, Farm Labor
John Culpepper, Son, Black, M, September 1882, 17, S, MS/MS/MS,
Mark Culpepper, Son, Black, M, Nov. 1883, 16, S, MS/MS/MS, Farm
Daisy Culpepper, Daughter, Black, F, March 1888, 12, S,
MS/MS/MS, Farm Labor
Bula Culpepepper, Daughter, Black, F, Dec. 1888, 11, S,
MS/MS/MS, Farm Labor
Marshall Cupepper, Son, Black, M, March 1892, 9, S, MS/MS/MS
Uitta Culpepper, Daughter, Black, F, March 1894, 6, S, MS/MS/MS
Dora Culpepper, Daughter, Black, F, Nov. 1896, 3, S, MS/MS/MS
Transcribed for Culpepper Connections by
Shannon Leigh O’Connor Christian
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
Age 26, Phillip, Tallahatchie Co., MS, Born 27 Sep 1890 in West Point,
Clay Co., MS. Track laborer for G&M RR Co. at Phillip, Tallahatchie Co.,
MS. Dependents: None. Single. Black. Prior Military Service: None.
Grounds for Exemption from Draft: Broken hip. /s/ Cleveland Culpepper,
Tall height, Medium build, Brown eyes, Black hair, Not bald, No
disabilities. Registered 5 Jun 1917 at Phillip, Stone Co., MS (#58422)
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.
No Culpeppers found
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.
Miss S. L. Culpepper
and James C. Hunt married 24 Oct 1865 in Tallahatchie Co., MS
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.
No places named Culpepper
were found in this county.
02 Jan 2015