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John CULBERTSON, Sr.

Male 1796 - 1877  (81 years)


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  • Name John CULBERTSON 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 30 May 1796  Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Jun 1796  Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 17 Aug 1822  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Dec 1877  Greenville, Outagamie County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenville Cemetery, Outagamie County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of September 27, 2009, Batch No.: C115079, Dates: 1776 - 1798, Source Call No.: 1041005, Type: Film, Printout Call No.: 6900996, Type: Film, Sheet: 00

      JOHN CULBERTSON
      Male
      Event(s):
      Birth: 30 MAY 1796
      Christening: 03 JUN 1796 Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland

      Parents:
      Father: JAMES CULBERTSON
      Mother: JANET WHITE

      (2) New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006:

      Name: John Culbertson
      Arrival Date: 17 Aug 1822
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1799
      Age: 23
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Greenock, Scotland
      Ship Name: Natchez
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Line: 2
      Microfilm Serial: M237
      Microfilm Roll: M237_3
      List Number: 400

      [Note by compiler: John CULBERTSON's future wife, Margaret REID, was also a passenger on the same voyage on the Natchez from Greenrock, Scotland to New York.]

      (3) Caution: The compiler has not verified whether the following information relates to the John CULBERTSON who was born on 30 May 1796 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.

      Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database online]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009:

      Name: John Culbertson

      Year: 1824
      Age: 27
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1797
      Place: Pennsylvania
      Source Publication Code: 9972.20.3
      Primary Immigrant: Culbertson, John
      Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date step in naturalization process was accomplished (usually in York County, Pennsylvania.) Title changes in Volume 5:3 to York County PA Naturalization Papers. Previous articles indexed in PILI 1986-1990 under source numbers 9872.3-.9872.4 and 9872.7-.9872.20.
      Source Bibliography: YORK COUNTY PA NATURALIZATION RECORDS In Codorus Chronicles (Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services). vol. 6:2 (Aug. 1988), p. 13 (1820-1822); vol. 6:3 (Nov. 1989), pp. 14-15, 18-21 (1821-1825).
      Page: 19

      (4) Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: JOHN CULBERTSON
      Survey
      State: INDIANA
      Acres: 80
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 8/1/1838
      Land Office: Jeffersonville
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 10134
      Accession/Serial Nr.: IN2680__.098
      BLM Serial Nr.: IN NO S/N
      Legal Land Description [Parcel 1]
      Aliquot Parts
      SWSE
      Sec./Block
      29/
      Township
      5-N
      Range
      12-E
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      2nd PM
      State
      IN
      Counties
      Jefferson
      Survey Nr.
      Legal Land Description [Parcel 2]
      Aliquot Parts
      SESW
      Sec./Block
      29/
      Township
      5-N
      Range
      12-E
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      2nd PM
      State
      IN
      Counties
      Jefferson
      Survey Nr.

      (5) A household headed by John CULBERTSON is listed in the 1850 census of Shelby Township, Jefferson County, IN.

      John is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 53 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1797. According to the 1850 census, he was born in Scotland.

      Listed with John is his wife, Margaret, who was then 48 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1802. According to the 1850 census, she was born in Scotland.

      Also listed with John is his daughter, Jenett, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1832. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with John is his son, Alexander, who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1834. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with John is his daughter, Margaret, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1837. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with John is his daughter, Nancy, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1839. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IN.

      (6) Spencer, Elihu, Record of the Pioneers of Outagamie County, Wisconsin, Appleton, WI: Post Publishing Co., 1898, pp. 23-24 [available online at http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/]:

      About the beginning of the eighteenth century, there lived near Campbeltown [sic], Scotland, one James Culbertson, who took for a wife Jean Campbell; whose son Robert married Nannie Harvey; whose son James and his wife Jenet White Culbertson had six sons and three daughters, Jean[,] Agnes, Robert, Janet, William, John, James, Samuel and David. For many years the family rented and lived on the Skerbolin farm, five miles north of Campbeltown [sic]; but when all the children had reached maturity they emigrated to America between the years 1818 and 1822, locating in southern Indiana, where the first settlers were making their pioneer start. John, who was born in May, 1796, was the last to emigrate. Soon after reaching America, but before his journey was completed, he was married September 11, 1822, to Margaret Reid, a member of the same emigrant party and a resident of his native land.

      They located in Shelby township, Jefferson county, Indiana, where John's people had preceded him. Here he took a quarter section of unimproved very heavily timbered land and subdued it into a modern farm of that date and here their family was born: James, Matthew, John, Janet, Margaret, Alexander and Nancy.

      At the time the boys had reached manhood and wished to establish homes for themselves, Wisconsin territory was in the boom, and March 22, 1848, John, accompanied by his son Matthew, started on a land-seeking expedition. They went by an Ohio river boat to Cincinnati, from there by canal boat to Toledo, then by railroad sixty-five miles to the terminus, then by stage to St. Joseph, Mich., from there by boat to Sheboygan, Wisconsin territory, where they arrived at the earliest possible moment, which was April 4, and from here they proceeded on foot, finally holding up at Green Bay where, April 14, they bought in the
      Government land office three hundred and eighty acres of land, being that upon which members of the family now reside in the town of Greenville.

      Matthew at once built a cabin and was the first settler in Greenville. His father, after remaining with him several weeks, returned to his home in Indiana, where Matthew joined the family in November. The next spring, accompanied by his brother James, moved with team and wagon to the pioneer home, where they were joined by John Jr. in 1850 and Alexander in 1855.

      In 1854 their mother, Margaret, died, and their father, selling his farm, moved to Wisconsin in 1858, accompanied by Margaret and Nancy. March 6, 1851, Matthew took for a partner in life Hannah, daughter of Enos Otis. John was married Dec. 8, 1852, to Miss Esther Prentice; James March 18, 1860, to Abbey Wickwire, and Alexander to Sylvina Perry, April 15, 1869. Their father, John, died Dec. 7, 1877, and was buried in the Greenville town cemetery.

      (7) The Land of the Fox: Saga of Outagamie County, Appleton, WI: Outagamie County State Centennial Committee, 1949, pp. 47-48: [available online at http://images.library.wisc.edu/]:

      Greenville's first permanent settler, Matthew Culbertson, whose 100 year old farm near Medina is still in the family as the home of the present Merle N. Culbertson, started out March 22, 1848 from a Scottish settlement in Indiana with his father, John, to seek farm land for a home in the Wisconsin Territory. The elder Culbertson, later a resident in the Town of Greenville, emigrated in1822 from Campeltown [sic], Scotland, and met his future wife, Margaret Reid, onboard ship.

      John and Matthew made their journey to Wisconsin like many an eastern traveler-in stages-first by way of steamboat, then canal boat, a railroad trip to the end of the line, then stagecoach, lake-boat, and finally on foot. They walked from Sheboygan to Green Bay where the father purchased land for his four sons and himself at the Government Land Office. On April 18, after four more days of walking, they came to their property. Matthew started at once to build his cabin while his father started walking the journey back to Sheboygan for their baggage, marking the trees along his route so he could find his way back.

      (8) Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: JOHN CULBERTSON
      Survey
      State: WISCONSIN
      Acres: 40
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 9/1/1849
      Land Office: Green Bay
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 12440
      Accession/Serial Nr.: WI1370__.315
      BLM Serial Nr.: WI NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      NENE
      Sec./Block
      30/
      Township
      21-N
      Range
      16-E
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      4th PM - 1831 MN/WI
      State
      WI
      Counties
      Outagamie
      Survey Nr.

      (9) Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: JOHN CULBERTSON
      Survey
      State: WISCONSIN
      Acres: 40
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 3/1/1850
      Land Office: Green Bay
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 14461
      Accession/Serial Nr.: WI1410__.081
      BLM Serial Nr.: WI NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      SWSW
      Sec./Block
      20/
      Township
      21-N
      Range
      16-E
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      4th PM - 1831 MN/WI
      State
      WI
      Counties
      Outagamie
      Survey Nr.

      (10) Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: JOHN CULBERTSON
      Survey
      State: WISCONSIN
      Acres: 40
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 3/1/1850
      Land Office: Green Bay
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 14462
      Accession/Serial Nr.: WI1410__.082
      BLM Serial Nr.: WI NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      NWNE
      Sec./Block
      30/
      Township
      21-N
      Range
      16-E
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      4th PM - 1831 MN/WI
      State
      WI
      Counties
      Outagamie
      Survey Nr.
    Person ID I19226  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father James CULBERTSON, Sr. 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Janet WHITE 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 May 1779  Campbelltown, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F8567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret REID,   b. Between 1802 and 1805, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1854, Jefferson County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1822  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F8566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) The Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of September 27, 2009, Batch No.: M115076, Dates: 1771 - 1798, Source Call No.: 1041004, Type: Film, Printout Call No.: 6900069, Type: Film, Sheet: 00 JAMES CULBERTSON Male Marriages: Spouse: JANET WHITE Marriage: 22 MAY 1779 Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.