William Sherrill Culpepper1,2

Male, #6802, (3 Nov 1912 - 5 Jun 1999)
Father*Stephen H. Culpepper (21 Jan 1869 - 2 Feb 1952)
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Bays (Mar 1875 - 21 Nov 1943)
Name Variation He was also known as Sherrill. 
Birth*3 Nov 1912 William was born at Verda, Grant Parish, Louisiana, on 3 Nov 1912. 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Dallas and William was listed as a son in Stephen H. Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.3 
Marriage*30 Nov 1934 He married Irene Clarice Whatley at Louisiana on 30 Nov 1934 at age 22. 
Birth of Son5 Feb 1939 His son Thomas William Culpepper was born on 5 Feb 1939 at Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.4 
World War II*between 1942 and 1944 He served between 1942 and 1944. 
Death of Mother21 Nov 1943 His mother Nancy Elizabeth Bays died on 21 Nov 1943 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.5 
Death of Father2 Feb 1952 His father Stephen H. Culpepper died on 2 Feb 1952 at Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.6 
Photographed*25 Dec 1994 He was photographed on 25 Dec 1994 at Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana, at age 82
Standing are, left to right, Wanda Kay Culpepper Lacy, Paul Wayne Culpepper, Douglas Byron Culpepper, and Omega June (Judy) Culpepper Everett.

Seated are Thomas William Culpepper, Irene Clarice Whatley Culpepper, William Sherrill (S.W.) Culpepper, and Carolyn Irene Culpepper Ayers.2

Death of Son15 Nov 1996 His son Thomas William Culpepper died on 15 Nov 1996 at Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana.4 
Death of Spouse19 Mar 1998 His wife Irene Clarice Whatley died on 19 Mar 1998 at Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana
Death*5 Jun 1999 He died at Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, on 5 Jun 1999 at age 86. 
Burial*7 Jun 1999 His body was interred on 7 Jun 1999 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana


Irene Clarice Whatley (11 Apr 1914 - 19 Mar 1998)
Marriage*30 Nov 1934 He married Irene Clarice Whatley at Louisiana on 30 Nov 1934 at age 22. 
ChartsHenry Culpeper of Lower Norfolk: DNA Status Chart (Male only, 8 generations)
Robert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008


  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. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Kim Ayers.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 14-10, Sheet #23-A, Page 166, Line 29, Police Jury Ward 4, Claiborne Parish, LA
    Home owned, Value=$800, Radio=blank, Farm=No
    Stephen Culpepper, Head, M, 61, M, md@22, LA/MS/GA, Grocery Store, Grocery, Vet=No
    Nancy E. Culpepper, Wife, F, 56, M, md@16, LA/GA/GA, Not Employed
    Dallas Culpepper, Son, M, 23, M, md@23, LA/LA/LA, Oil field worker, Vet=No
    Estell Culpepper, Dau-in-law, F, 16, M, md@16, MS/MS/MS, Not employed
    Sherrill Culpepper, Son, M, 12, LA/LA/LA.
  4. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.