Lineage and Descendents of Samuel A Culbertson
(an attempt at genealogy)
dates are in m/d/y format.
Red signifies the person we will follow to the next
* = born + = died
Early Culbertson's in
Scotland and Ireland
Early history here is very
sketchy and confusing.
Culbertson's have been
mentioned, theoretically at least since the 11th Century when surnames
began to be taken up after the Norman invasion of Britain. The
earliest recorded candidate was from in a deed of 1097 by King Malcolm
of Scotland: Culuert, son of Duncan (a probable
relation of King Duncan whose story is told in Shakespeare's Macbeth). Culbert might have been
derived from Culuert, the "son" being added at some point from the
tradition left by Norse invaders of the 10th C. Later,
Culbertson's with their full family name were known to have lived
continuously near Kelso, Scotland since about 1400 (in the village of
Morebattle, 8 miles south of Kelso in County Roxberg). Other
Culbertson's could later be found in Kintyre, a peninsula on the
Scottish West Coast.
And then there is Jean
Baptiste Colbert, advisor to Cardinal Mazerin and French finance
minister in the mid 1600s who claimed to be descended from a noble
Scottish family. (We hope that Stephen Colbert will contact us to
Anyway back to the
Kelso area Culbertson's. Some of them left Scotland for Ireland:
All we know here is that [Name not known]
Culbertson, a son of a Scotch [Name not known] Culbertson
emigrated from Scotland to Ireland between 1660 and1685(?). He
lived and died in "Culbertson Row", at Ballygan, near Ballymoney,
County Antrim, Ireland.
(We're still trying to
work out the earlier Scotch Culbertson's and the branch of the family
that emigrated to N. Ireland in the late 1600s, defended Londonderry
in 1688 with the Presbyterian Covenanters against Catholic King
James II. Most, though not all, of the Culbertson's in America seem
to be descended from the Irish.)
Children of this unnamed Culbertson:
(came to America with his brothers around 1730-1735,
became Captain, French & Indian War)
Robert *before 1722 + 1762
First Cousin of the three "Row" brothers listed
before 1722 +1794
All four emigrated to America and settled in
Lancaster Co., Pa., in what was afterwards Cumberland Co., and still
later Franklin Co. Pa. They called their Pennsylvania settlement
"Culbertson Row" after the Irish Culbertson Row. The "Row" proper
was seven miles north of Chambersburg; four miles from Rocky Spring
and six miles from Middle Spring.
Joseph Culbertson (ca.1721-1794) and Mary Breckenridge Culbertson
married probably after 1730-1735
Samuel * before 1746 + well
Joseph * 1753? + 11/??/1818
Robert * 7/23/1755 + 7/26/1801
Martha + 1793
Mary + before 1784
Joseph Culbertson came to America from Ireland along
with his cousins (above) sometime between 1728 and 1742. He received
land in Lancashire Co PA in 1744. Mary was related to the powerful
Breckenridge family of Virginia and Kentucky. Of their children,
Samuel & Joseph became captains, Robert a colonel.
Col. Robert Culbertson (1755-1801)
married a Miss Duncan of Middle
Spring, Franklin Co, PA, (daughter of Capt Wm Duncan) May 6, 1778
* 2/27/1779 + 7/??/1858
William * 9/15/1780 + 8/??/1785
Robert * 7/16/1782 + 8/??/1864
Alexander * ?/??/1784 + 4/??/1809
Samuel Duncan * 2/26/1786 + 8/25/1865
William * 12/12/1787 + 7/12/1824
Stephen * 1/15/1790 + 6/??/1854
John Craighead * 9/19/1791 + ??/??/1860
Mary * 4/9/1793 + ??/??/1852
Daniel * 4/15/1895 + 12/??/1808
Anne * 4/18/1797 + 2/??/1867
James * 10/12/1799 + 02/??/1873
Col. Robert Culbertson fought in the Revolutionary War. Of
his children, Samuel Duncan became a doctor, John Craighead a
captain and James a colonel. Mrs. Robert Culbertson
lived until March 1827.
William Culbertson (1787-1824) and Julia Stuart Culbertson (1787-1857)
married December 25, 1810
William Stuart *2/4/1814
Robert *5/16/1816 +12/4/1826
John Craighead *1/20/1819 +?/??1890
Julia *1/1/1822 +11/??/1822
Julia De Witt *5/15/1824 +11/??/1828
William was a merchant in New Market, PA. Julia Stuart Culbertson was the daughter of William
Stuart, Quartermaster to General Sullivan.
William Stuart Culbertson (1814-1892)
wife Eliza Vance Culbertson (+1/3/1865)
married February 19, 1840
William Arthur *1840
John Vance *3/??/1843 +8/??/1843
Frances Stuart *2/??/1849
Charles Stuart *4/??/1852 +2/26/1901
Anna Vance *7/24/1859
Samuel Alexander *8/15/1864
wife Cornelia Eggleston Culbertson (+10/18/1880)
married January 10, 1867
Blanche Warner *9/??/1870
wife Rebecca Keith Culbertson (+1924)
married about 1884-1885?
There were no offspring
For more on William Stuart Culbertson and his family
Samuel A. Culbertson (1864-11948) and Louise Craig Culbertson
married April 6, 1886
William Stuart *8/27/1887
Louis *6?/1888 +1889?
Craig *4/18/1890 +6/2/1973
William seems to have married 3 times, but had no
children. Louis died in infancy.
Alexander Craig ("Craig") Culbertson (1890-1973)
wife Florence McFatrick Culbertson (+1952)
Alexander II * 6/2/1915 +?
Vesta Putnam dates?
wife "Bessie" (Elizabeth Avery Haldeman) Culbertson (1892-1983)
Craig Jr. ("Craigie") * 9/17/1928 +?
|Children of Samuel A
||Children of Alexander
Craig Culbertson Jr.
and Beatrice Farnham
married June16, 1938
Samuel Alexander III * 12/12/1940
William S dates?
Edward A dates?
and Nancy L Gardner
Edward A (Nancy's son by a previous marriage)
and Jane Shreve Polk
married Dec 10 1955
Guthrie Polk * 2/12/1957 +?
Jane Shreve * 8/22/1958 + 9/13/1987
Vesta Putnam Culbertson Carr and Robert F. Carr Jr.
married January 15, 1938
Robert F Carr, III
A Culbertson Timeline
William S Culbertson
of New Albany, IN and his three wives:
Eliza Vance Culbertson
Rebecca Keith Culbertson
William S Culbertson Mansion, New Albany, IN
of William Stuart Culbertson
About Samuel and his family:
1886 Wedding of Samuel A Culbertson / Louise
Louise Craig Culbertson, wife of Samuel A.
Samuel & Louise Culbertson's 1st house 1886
Telegram from Mrs. Sam Culbertson to the War Dept 1899
1918: Samuel Culbertson enlists in the army
Culbertson Family vacationing at Narragansett,
Churchill Downs years