Mississippi Culpepper Archives
County was formed in 1833, and most of its area lies within the
territory acquired from the Choctaw Indians in the 1830 treaty of
Dancing Rabbit. Its name “Yalobusha” is an Indian word, meaning “tadpole
place”, and was suggested by the river of the same name in its
territory. Emigration was rapid into this region during the 1830s and
early 1840s. In 1837, Yalobusha had attained a population of 4,355
whites, and 4,215 slaves; by the year 1840, there were 12,248 people in
the county including slaves, and 17,258 in 1850. In 1852,
Calhoun County was formed from eastern
Yalobusha. With the completion of the railroad from New Orleans to the
Ohio River, and because the ICRR's shops were located there, Water
Valley was an important railroad community at the outset of the Civil
War. In 1862, Union troops captured Water Valley, and it remained in
their control until the war ended. After the war, more railroad shops
were built at Water Valley, bringing a large influx of new residents to
the town. In 1870, Grenada County was formed from southern Yalobusha.
Yalobusha County's population peaked at 21,519 in 1910. Its population
then declined steadily until 1970 when it bottomed out at 11,915. As of
2000, Yalobusha County's population was 13,051. Its county seats are
Water Valley and Coffeeville. Other towns include Oakland and Tillatoba.
Adjacent counties are Lafayette County
(northeast), Calhoun County (east),
County (south), Tallahatchie County
(west) and Panola 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 Yalobusha County censuses prior to or after 1850.
1850 US Census
Page 88, Family 622, Lines 6-11, North of the Yalobusha
River, Yalobusha Co, MS (#3300)√
E. A. Culpepper, 27, M, GA
Susan Culpepper, 26, F, GA
Lucy Culpepper, 12, F, GA
Sidney Culpepper, 7, M, GA
Queen Culpepper, 6, F, GA
M. P. Dunlap, 27, M, teacher, NC
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
No Culpeppers found
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.
and Susan Duke married 29 Oct 1849 in Yalobusha Co., MS
and J. Z. Hunt married 27 Sep 1859 in Yalobusha Co., MS (#40459)√
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