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Moses CULBERT

Moses CULBERT

Male 1804 - 1860  (56 years)

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  • Name Moses CULBERT  [1
    Born 30 Jul 1804  Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Birth 31 Jul 1804  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Also Known As 1828  [8
    Moses Cuthbert 
    • Moses' surname was clearly written as Cuthbert on the ships' passenger list. A ship's passenger list was typically prepared by the ship's captain or his representative before the ship left port, and finished upon arrival. This list was created from the documents and other information supplied to the captain by the traveler. These documents were created when the immigrant purchased his or her ticket. Also, any required exit visas and other paperwork had to be examined by ticket agents before a ticket would be sold. Thus, it was highly unlikely for a person's name recorded on a ship's passenger list to be incorrect. This would suggest that Moses changed his surname to Culbert after he arrived in the U.S. [7]
    Emigration 8 May 1828  Londonderry, County Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Immigration 25 Jun 1828  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11, 12
    Declaration of Intention 10 Aug 1830  Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Letters of Administration 8 Jul 1833  Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Naturalization 27 Sep 1833  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Estate 29 Jul 1834  Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Business Oct 1835  Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Census 1840  Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Census 1850  Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Census 1860  Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Occupation 1850-1860  [22, 23
    Farmer 
    Property 1848-1860  Brookhaven Borough, Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [25, 26, 27, 28, 29
    Residence 13 Nov 1847-8 Oct 1860  Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [30, 31
    Died 8 Oct 1860  Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
    Buried 11 Oct 1860  Middletown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Old Middletown Road, Elwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    Person ID I00162  Culbert | Branch: A Culbert family (I06526), near Letterkenny, Donegal, IRE, c. 1800. Two sons migrated to Wilimington, DE & Delaware Co.
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-59397 Living
    Y-DNA-51265 Living (22 Mar 2006)

    Father ? CULBERT,   b. Bef 1772, Prob. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F00079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane FLEMING,   b. 25 Nov 1815, Ridley Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1882, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1832  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [39, 40, 41
    • This is to Certify, That on the fifteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty two before Peter Christian Esq. one of the aldermen for the City of Philadelphia, Moses Culbert to Jane Flemming[sic] both of Delaware County were legally joined in Marriage, both declaring themselves free respectively from prior engagement or other lawful impediment. In Witness whereof, I the said alderman, have hereunto set my hand and seal.
      /s/ P Christian Al, Witnesses [none], November 15th 1832

      [Certificate footnote: "Sold at No. 11 S. Sixth Street, where may be had Lawyers', Aldermen's & Justices' Blanks, of all descriptions."] [39]
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Bennet CULBERT,   b. 24 Sep 1833, Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Thomas Fleming CULBERT,   b. 12 Jun 1835, Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. Jun 1900  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Margaret Campbell CULBERT,   b. 31 May 1837, Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    +4. John Snowden CULBERT,   b. 26 Jun 1839, Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1904, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Martha Morrison CULBERT,   b. 18 Nov 1841, Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1894  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Robert Fleming CULBERT,   b. 3 Dec 1844, Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1919, 3942 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 19140 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     7. James C. CULBERT,   b. 22 Feb 1847, Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1918, 1229 Upland Street, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     8. Henry Irvin CULBERT,   b. 10 Nov 1853, Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1881, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [Birth]
    Marriage Records
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Bible, Marriages
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Bible, Marriages
    Last Modified 20 May 2017 
    Family ID F00078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jul 1804 - Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 31 Jul 1804 - Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Embarked age 24, Bark Asia, one of 211 passengers under the command of William Ward, arriving in Philadelphia, June 24 or 25, 1828. - 8 May 1828 - Londonderry, County Londonderry, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 25 Jun 1828 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeclaration of Intention - 10 Aug 1830 - Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1832 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetters of Administration - Administrator, Estate of Thomas Fleming, father-in-law - 8 Jul 1833 - Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - in the Mayor's Court - 27 Sep 1833 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate - Thomas Fleming - 29 Jul 1834 - Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - shop keeper - Oct 1835 - Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 1848-1860 - Brookhaven Borough, Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 13 Nov 1847-8 Oct 1860 - Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Oct 1860 - Chester Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Oct 1860 - Middletown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Old Middletown Road, Elwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Moses and Jane Culbert Cedar Chest
    Moses and Jane Culbert Cedar Chest
    1842, Nether Providence, Delaware County, Pennsylvania


    This chest was in the home of William (Bill) Eves CULBERT, Sr. and was passed down to Jane CULBERT YOUNG before her brother, Walter, rescued it from being used as a chopping block. Walterr refinished the lid and reattached it with the words now on the inside, and with the hinges on the opposite side. The chest is currently in the possession of Walter's granddaughter, Loralee Culbert Fontenot.

    Documents 4 documents

    Headstones
    Moses Culbert, 1804-1860
    Moses Culbert, 1804-1860
    OUR FATHER
    SACRED
    to the Memory
    of
    MOSES CULBERT
    Born July 30, 1804
    Died Oct 8, 1860

    Birth Records
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Bible, Births, p. 2
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Bible, Births, p. 2

    Death Records
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Bible, Deaths
    Robert Fleming Culbert Family Bible, Deaths

    Naturalization Records 3 naturalization records

    Albums  Moses Culbert, 1804-1860 (9)

  • Notes 
    • Nothing is known about Moses' time in the U.S. from his arrival at Philadelphia in Jun 1828 until Aug 1830.  There is no evidence that he resided with this brother in Wilmington, Delaware.  Moses migrated to Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and on 10 Aug 1830 he declared his intention to become a U.S. citizen before the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  Moses was not listed in the 1830 Philadelphia business directory, nor has he been found in the 1830 U.S. federal census.  He was obviously not a head of household at that time.

      An unknown John CULBERT (I2425) household was found living nearby in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County.  A search for a Florence SULLIVAN [witness on Moses' Petition for Naturalization, Sep 1833] in Delaware County also resulted in no head of household in the 1830 U.S. federal census by that name, although both a Joseph SULLIVAN household [Roll 150, p. 296, Nether Providence Township, with males aged under five, 10-20, and 20-30, and females aged under five and 20-30] and a Sarah SULLIVAN household [Roll 150, p. 298, Nether Providence Township, with no persons of any age marked] were also both found in Nether Providence Township. [42]
    • Considering the middle names given to Moses' and Jane's children, Bennet, Fleming, and Morrison are known family names. However Snowden, Campbell, and Irvin are not known. It is also most curious that their son, James, was written into the family bible records as James Fleming Culbert, however in ALL other records found he was named James C. Culbert. [42]

  • Sources 
    1. [S744] Culbert, Moses, Family Bible Record, Family Record, Memorandums.
      "Moses Culbert Born in Letterkenny Donegal County Ireland July 30th 1804"

    2. [S744] Culbert, Moses, Family Bible Record, Family Record, Memorandums.
      Moses Culbert Born in Letterkenny Donegal Co Ireland July 30th 1804

    3. [S00453] Culbert, Moses, Family Bible Record.
      Moses Culbert Born July 31 th 1804

      Note the thickness of the numeral one and the "th", which remains uncorrected. Could the date have originally been entered as July 30th, with the numeral zero later changed to a 1?
      This record found pinned inside Flavius Josephus Jewish history book.

    4. [S00467] Culbert, Robert Fleming, Family Bible Record, Births.
      Moses Culbert born 30 Jul 1804

    5. [S744] Culbert, Moses, Family Bible Record, Family Record, Births, Bet. 1847-1853.
      Moses Culbert Born July 31st 1804

    6. [S1664] Middletown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, tombstone.
      Middletown Presbyterian Church cemetery gravestone gives Moses' birth date as July 31, 1804. This is not considered correct.

    7. [S706] Culbert, James Hale, Personal (I00121), 2010.

    8. [S37] Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, PA, 1800-1882, Record Group M425., Roll No. 42, Lists 1-171, 1 Jan - 31 Jul 1828, Ship Asia, 25 Jun 1828.
      Moses Cuthbert

    9. [S2780] Ships From Ireland to Early America, 1623-1850, David Dobson, (Clearfield Company, Inc.), ISBN: 0-8063-5252-3., Vol. II, p. 11, 2004.

    10. [S2780] Ships From Ireland to Early America, 1623-1850, David Dobson, (Clearfield Company, Inc.), ISBN: 0-8063-5252-3., Vol. I, p. 14, 1999.

    11. [S00127] American Daily Advertiser, (Poulson), Marine Intelligence, Port of Philadelphia, Below, 23 Jun 1828.
      Br. [British] barque, Asia, from Londonderry, with passengers

    12. [S00127] American Daily Advertiser, (Poulson), Marine Intelligence, Port of Philadelphia, Arrived, 24 Jun 1828.
      British Ship Asia, [Captain] Ward, Londonderry, 37 days - 210 passengers, to J. Welsh

    13. [S860] Declaration of Intention, Moses Culbert, Court of Common Pleas, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 10 Aug 1830.
      See Notes for transcription

    14. [S2729] Letters of Administration, Hannah Fleming and Moses Culbert, No 1028, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 8 Jul 1833.
      See Letters of Administration notes for Hannah Fleming

    15. [S1993] Petition for Naturalization, Moses Culbert, Mayor's Court, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 27 Sep 1833.
      See naturalization notes for transcription

    16. [S1761] Naturalization, Moses Culbert, Certificate of Naturalization, 27 Sep 1833.
      See naturalization notes for transcription

    17. [S2520] Upland Union (The), Estate Notices, 29 Jul 1834.
      26 Jul 1834, Register's Office, Chester, Delaware County. Hannah Fleming, Executrix, and Moses Culvert [sic], Administrator of the estate of Thomas Fleming, late of the township of Nether Providence, deceased.

    18. [S869] Delaware County Democrat, 16 Nov 1835.
      NEW STORE. THE Subscriber has received a general assortment of FALL AND WINTER GOODS, which he is about placing in order in his New Store, in Nether Providence. He invites his friends and the public generally to call and see for themselves, as he intends to dispose of them on reasonable terms, having laid them in to advantage by paying cash. MOSES CULBERT. Nether Providence, Oct 29, 1835.

    19. [S84] 1840 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M704., Nether Providence Twp., Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Moses Culbert household, 1840.
      See 1840 census notes

    20. [S84] 1840 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M704., Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, James Culbert household.
      See Notes

    21. [S00029] 1850 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M432., Roll 776, p. 80, d/f49, Chester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Moses Culbert household, 13 Aug 1850.
      See 1850 census notes

    22. [S100] 1860 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M653., p. 86, Chester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Moses Culbert household, 6 Jun 1860.
      See 1860 census notes

    23. [S00029] 1850 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M432., Roll 776, Chester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, p. 80, d/f49, Moses Culbert household.
      See Notes

    24. [S706] Culbert, James Hale, Personal (I00121).

    25. [S00546] Delaware County Republican, (Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;), Orphans' Court Sale of Real Estate, 18 Oct 1861.
      See Notes

    26. [S00546] Delaware County Republican, (Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;), 17 Jan 1851.
      Notice of public sale of real estate of the late Catharine Tussey, 2-1/2 miles from Chester on the Edgmont great road, and bordered by the property of Moses Culbert.

    27. [S00546] Delaware County Republican, (Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;), 10 Sep 1852.
      Notice of public sale of real estate of the late Dr. Jesse Young, along the Providence road, and bordered by the property of Moses Culbert.

    28. [S00546] Delaware County Republican, (Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;), 28 Dec 1855.
      Notice of private sale of the farm of Hugh Shaw, on the Middletown road about 2-1/2 miles from Chester, and bordered by the property of Moses Culbert.

    29. [S866] Delaware County American, Estate. Office of the Register and Clerk of Orphans' Court. Media., 30 Apr 1862.
      28 Apr 1862...The account of John Beatty, trustee appointed by the Court to settle the real estate of Moses Culbert, late of the township of Chester, deceased.

    30. [S393] Boston Pilot, Information Wanted Web Site - http://infowanted.bc.edu/, 13 Nov 1847.
      MISSING PERSON'S INFORMATION
      Name: Nancy Barrett
      Gender: Female
      Other: Father has had no news for many years
      Maiden name: McGraw
      POINT OF ORIGIN INFORMATION
      Home County: Donegal
      Parish: Conwal
      Townland: Letterkenny
      Barony: Kilmacrenan
      Poor-Law: Letterkenny
      LOCATION AFTER ARRIVAL
      1st location: New York, Troy, 1837
      SEEKING PERSON'S INFORMATION
      Name: Patrick McGraw
      Relation to missing: Father
      Gender: Male
      Date of advertisement: 11-13-1847
      Contact name: Culbert, Moses
      Contact address: Pennsylvania, Chester township
      This may indicate a family relationship in the Letterkenny area of County Donegal, Ireland.

      The "Missing Friends" column ran in The Boston Pilot, the Roman Catholic newspaper in the city, from 1831 to 1921. Irish immigrants used the ads to locate loved ones after they became separated in their journeys to America. Some were looking for a spouse who skipped town, while others sought to unite families. All of the 31,000 ads shed light on the immigrant experience. Boston College is posting an online database of the ads that anyone can search. According to BC's announcement, the database is an electronic version of BC professor Ruth-Ann M. Harris' eight-volume set called "The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot." Harris researched and edited the set for the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The first ad appeared in October 1831. Most of the ads stopped after 1915, when the Archdiocese of Boston bought the Pilot. Also, by then, postal service had greatly improved, allowing better communication among families and friends.

    31. [S393] Boston Pilot, 13 Nov 1847.
      Mrs. Nancy BARRETT, formerly Nancy McGRAW, of Litter Renny(sic), Co. Donegal. When last heard of some 10 years since she was living in Troy, N Y. Any further intelligence concerning her will be thankfully received by her father, Patrick McGRAW, to whom a letter may be addressed, in care of Moses CULBERT, Chester Township, near old Chester, Delaware Co., PA.
      This may indicate a family relationship in the Letterkenny area of County Donegal, Ireland.

    32. [S00467] Culbert, Robert Fleming, Family Bible Record, Deaths.
      Moses Culbert died 8 Oct 1860

    33. [S744] Culbert, Moses, Family Bible Record, Family Record, Deaths.
      Moses Culbert Departed this life at his residence in Chester Township October 8, 1860 Aged 45[sic- 56] years

    34. [S1664] Middletown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, tombstone, Moses Culbert, 1860.
      OUR FATHER
      SACRED
      To the Memory of
      MOSES CULBERT
      Born July 30, 1804
      Died Oct 8, 1860

    35. [S2011] Philadelphia Public Ledger, Death Notice, Moses Culbert , 10 Oct 1860.
      DIED. CULBERT. - Suddenly, on the 8th instant, Mr. MOSES CULBERT in the 56th year of his age. The relatives and friends of the family are particularly invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, Nether Providence, Del. co., Pa., on Thursday, the 11th inst., at 1 o'clock, P.M.

    36. [S00546] Delaware County Republican, (Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;), Death Notice, 12 Oct 1860.
      SUDDEN DEATH - Moses Culbert, an esteemed citizen of Chester township, died suddenly in one of the fields on his farm, on Monday afternoon last. He was about to repair a panel of fence, and left home, carrying a heavy rail, for that purpose. He was found shortly afterward, life being entirely extinct. It is the opinion of a physician in the neighborhood, that he died of a disease of the heart. He was of a kind and genial disposition, and much respected by his many acquaintances.

    37. [S00546] Delaware County Republican, (Location: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.;), Death Notice, 12 Oct 1860.
      At his residence in Chester township, on Monday last, the 8th inst., Moses Culbert, in the fifty sixth year of his age.

    38. [S2011] Philadelphia Public Ledger, Death Notice, Moses Culbert, 10 Oct 1860.
      See death record notes

    39. [S1595] Marriage Certificate, Moses Culbert and Jane Fleming, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 Nov 1832.
      See marriage notes

    40. [S744] Culbert, Moses, Family Bible Record, Family Record, Marriages.
      November 15th 1832 Moses Culbert to Jane Fleming

    41. [S00467] Culbert, Robert Fleming, Family Bible Record, Marriages.
      Moses Culbert and Jane Flemming married 15 Nov 1832

    42. [S706] Culbert, James Hale, Personal (I00121), 12 May 2017.