R. B. Culpepper

Male, #6798, (7 Jul 1897 - 15 Apr 1956)
Father*Stephen H. Culpepper (21 Jan 1869 - 2 Feb 1952)
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Bays (Mar 1875 - 21 Nov 1943)
Birth*7 Jul 1897 R. was born at Weldon, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, on 7 Jul 1897. 
Photographedcirca 1908 He appeared as a son in a family photograph circa 1908 at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana,
Left to right: R.B. (wearing bow tie), Dallas (the small boy), Brady (wearing a pin in his suit lapel), Stephen H. Culpepper, John Allen (the tall boy in the back), Steve (Tebe, the boy with the book), Nancy Elizabeth Bays Culpepper, and the only daughter, Josie. Sherrill had not been born when this photo was taken.1
Marriage*circa 1920 He married Berdell Johnson at Louisiana circa 1920.2 
1930 Census*1 Apr 1930 R. was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.2 
Death of Mother21 Nov 1943 His mother Nancy Elizabeth Bays died on 21 Nov 1943 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.3 
Death of Father2 Feb 1952 His father Stephen H. Culpepper died on 2 Feb 1952 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.4 
Death*15 Apr 1956 He died at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma, on 15 Apr 1956 at age 58. 
Biography* R. B. Culpepper, long-time Phillips employee, passed away in Oklahoma City 15 Apr 1956, following an extended illness. R. B. was born in Weldon, Louisiana 7 Jul 1897, and first began working for Phillips of the Homer plant 8 Aug 1928. On 1 Mar 1935, he transferred to the Meter section in the Oklahoma City area and spent over twenty years in this department as a meterman. Survivors are his wife, Berdell of the home and two daughters, Mrs. Joycelyn Scott of Fairfax, Oklahoma and Mrs. Billie Jean Howerton of Oklahoma City.1


Berdell Johnson (14 May 1901 - 7 Mar 1994)
Marriage*circa 1920 He married Berdell Johnson at Louisiana circa 1920.2 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Apr 2004


  1. Douglas Orville Culpepper (#6831), compiler, e-mail address or e-mail address, Douglas Orville Culpepper website & e-mails, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree), 2000-2007.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 14-10, Sheet #24-B, Line 96, Police Jury Ward 4, Claiborne Parish, LA
    Home owned, Value=$500, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    R. B. Culpepper, Head, M, 32, M, md@22, LA/LA/LA, Oil field worker, Vet=No (ID: 6798)v
    Berdell Culpepper, Wife, F, 27, M, md@18, LA/LA/LA, Not employed
    Joycelyn Culpepper, Dau, F, 8, LA/LA/LA
    Billie J. Culpepper, Dau, F, 2, LA/LA/LAA.
  3. Louisiana Secretary of State / Division of Archives, compiler, Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2002.
    Nancy E. Culpepper, 21 Nov 1943, 68 Years, Claiborne Parish, LA.
  4. Cemetery Census, Alabama-Weldon Cemetery, Bernice, Union Parish, LA, 2000 Media Thurmon and Bob Reeves.
    Stephen Culpepper, 21 Jan 1869 - 2 Feb 1952
    Nancy Elizabeth (Bays) Culpepper, 1875 - 1944.