The Culbert Family Genealogy Project:
 Connecting a Migratory People

Andrew Jackson CULBERT

Male 1903 - 1978  (75 years)


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  • Name Andrew Jackson CULBERT  [1, 2
    Nickname Jack 
    Education Bef. 1836  Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Attended Mt. Moriah Elementary School, and completed the 4th grade. 
    Born 1 Feb 1903  Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Bef. 1936  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion Bef. 1936  [3
    Baptist 
    Residence 1936  Langston, Jackson County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Bef. 1978  Michigan, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 26 Sep 1978  DeKalb County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • Died at at J.B. Culbert residence?
    Buried Aft 26 Sep 1978  Woosley Cemetery, Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I110  Culbert | Branch: Culberts (I1933), connected to Raymoghey, Co. Donegal, Ireland; Descendants migrated to Philadelphia, PA & Alabama, U.S.
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2015 

    Father Asa CULBERT,   b. 25 Jan 1871, Prob. Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1908, Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Mary Belle ?,   b. 1 Jan 1875, Tennessee, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1955  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F7101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lou Ella BYNUM,   b. 10 Jan 1911, Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1986, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. E B CULBERT,   b. 1942, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1951, Oregon, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F3660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dovie Mae BERRY,   b. 7 Jan 1903, Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1967, Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1922  Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Acie D CULBERT,   b. 19 Nov 1923, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 2012, Marshall Medical Center South, Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. J. B. CULBERT,   b. 13 Jan 1925, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 2008  (Age 83 years)
    +3. Mary Lillian CULBERT,   b. 3 Oct 1926, DeKalb County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1984, Dade County, Georgia, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +4. James Melvin CULBERT,   b. 8 Sep 1935, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 2016, Geraldine, DeKalb County, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     5. Bobby Jack CULBERT,   b. Aft. 1936,   d. Bef 2012  (Age ~ 74 years)
     6. Billy Joe CULBERT,   b. 27 Oct 1938, Alabama, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 2011, Gadsden Regional Hospital, Etowah County, Alabama, U.S.A, Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F2905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Barbara Pauline ROGERS,   b. 8 Oct 1922, Dallas County, Arkansas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1962, Humboldt County, California, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1946  Pemiscot County, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Jackie Dennis CULBERT,   b. 17 Nov 1948,   d. 16 Dec 2014, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. J.A. CULBERT
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F2105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Attended Mt. Moriah Elementary School, and completed the 4th grade. - Bef. 1836 - Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1903 - Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Dec 1922 - Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - residence on Guntersville-Langston Road. - 1936 - Langston, Jackson County, Alabama, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Dec 1946 - Pemiscot County, Missouri, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef. 1978 - Michigan, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Sep 1978 - DeKalb County, Alabama, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 26 Sep 1978 - Woosley Cemetery, Marshall County, Alabama, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Jack Culbert, TVA
    Jack Culbert, TVA
    U.S. Tennessee Valley Family Removal and Population Readjustment Case Files - Jack Culbert - Schedule 633, Map 5, Marshall County, AL


  • Notes 
    • According to family legend, the "official" story was that AJ sought work in Michigan when none could be found in Alabama. He actually spent most of his earlier days in Michigan and sent money home to Dovie and his children in Alabama. He ist listed as living with the family in the 1930 census. I have not yet been able to find him and that's probably because of the "unofficial" story. Family says that in actuality, AJ was in no way a legitimate employee of the railroad, as he claimed officially. He was a hitman for the Garrison gang out of Chicago and Detroit, and was going by an alias. I forget what the alias was because I neglected to write it down when George Coleman told me, someday I will have to ask my uncles and see if they know. But supposedly my uncle, J.B., got his name from AJ's alias. I think it may have been "John Bennett" but I definitely could be wrong. Michigan is not the only place he lived. He ran away to Missouri with Lou Ella Bynum and had E.B. (aka "Buddy") with her there. Then, he met my grandmother, who was 20 years his junior, and married her there. They had to run out though, supposedly because they were involved in a car theft ring. They ran back to Alabama where AJ had a short stint in jail for moonshining [in 1934, see below], but didn't stay long before they had to run to Arkansas. There the feds caught up with them and AJ was arrested for drugs and the car theft ring. He was in prison when my mother was born in Arkansas in 1950. After he got out of prison, he got caught up in counterfeiting and they had to run to Oregon to avoid the feds again. That's where Buddy died in a freak drowning accident. They worked for some logging companies there in central and northern Oregon. A while later they moved to California where AJ took a job as a casino dealer and a drug runner. My grandmother died there in 1962. My mother and Uncle Jackie were sent to live with their maternal aunt in Arkansas and AJ moved back to Alabama and remarried Dovie. Being over 60 years old did not quiet AJ down much. He was still in and out of trouble for minor infractions until 1972, when at the age of 68 he shot and killed "Bob" Patterson, who had murdered AJ's brother, John Motley Culbert, 38 years earlier. AJ spent most of the remainder of his life in prison until 1978 when he was sent home to die. He was no longer permitted to live in Marshall County, so he stayed with J.B. in DeKalb for about 2 months before he finally passed away from congenital(sic) heart disease. He is now a permanent resident of Woosley Cemetery, where his tombstone is marked with the simple words "At Rest". A nice thought since I doubt he had had a day's peace in his lifetime since the death of his father when he was 9 months old. [by Jennifer Ladya Burstein, Aug 2004, in response to my question about Andrew Jackson Culbert's Social Security number having been issued in Michigan.]

      Alabama State Convict Records, Volume 17: 1933-1934, DeKalb County, p. 623
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      Name: Jack Culbert
      Received: 1 Apr 1934
      Serial No.: 30431
      Race: White
      Sex: Male
      Age: 30
      Court No.: 8769
      Tr.[ial?] Book: 95, p. 477
      Crime: Distilling
      Sentence Began: 21 Mar 1934
      Term: 1 yr., 1 day to 5 yrs.
      Max Time: 21 mar 1939
      Min. Time: 22 Mar 1935
      Discharged: 22 Sep 1936
      Temporary Paroles: 12 mod on 24 Sep 1934, ex. 6 mod from 24 Sep 1935 on 27 Sep 1935, ex. 6 mos. from 24 Mar 1936 on 9 Apr 1936, ex. 45 days on 1 Sep 1936
      Remarks: Sentenced and sentence suspended pending appeal 22 Feb 1933. Case affirmed 6 Mar 1934. Clerks ctf. dated 21 Mar 1934 and sentence begins that date.

      Re. 1972 Murder Conviction
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      The murder occurred on October 07, 1972 and granddad lost his appeal on February 12, 1974. It was the longest trial in Marshall County history and even amongst my uncles there was dispute as to whether or not granddad actually did it. Macular degeneration runs in my family and I know that Uncles Acie and Billy Joe both had it. I am not sure about JB. But granddad had it as well, and according to my uncles, Granddad was half blind at the time of the murder. Granddad was 59 years old when the murder occurred. I asked Acie, JB, Billy Joe and Uncle Melvin if they thought granddad had committed the murder. Two of them said they believed he had and two of them said that granddad was too blind to have done it. For my part, I have read the testimony of the trial and I do think that granddad killed Bob Patterson. The bullets had definitely come from the .38 gun that he always carried around in a holster, and he was seen leaving the area immediately after the shooting. And he was the only one seen leaving the area. It was also clear that he had been in possession of the gun at the time in question. Jack had been visiting friends just before the murder, and their foster son had been admiring the gun. Granddad left their house to turn off some beans he had left on the stove before returning to their home and would have been passing the area of the murder and the correct time. Then two men saw him leaving after hearing the shots. As to him having impaired vision. I think he probably did, but obviously it was not so impaired that he could not drive. So I do not think it was impaired enough to prevent him from shooting someone. Also, his impaired vision was never raised at the trial. A couple hours after the shooting, the police found him at home cleaning his gun and they also found two spent shells. Bob Patterson was shot 3 times, once in the chest and twice in the head. A balistics expert compared bullets fired from the gun with the bullets dug out of Bob Patterson and determined that they were all fired from the same gun. The evidence and testimony presented in the trial was pretty damning. I agree most with what my Uncle Melvin said - that he thought granddad had just happened to be driving by and saw this man who he hated, who had murdered his brother and gotten away with it, walking alone down the road and decided to kill him. I don't think it was premeditated though, which is what he was accused of. I think if granddad had really premeditated the murder, then he would have gotten away with it. It would have been more intelligently done. As it is, I think it was an impulse killing. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in priston. He ended up serving 3.5 years before being sent home to die. He was released a few months before passing away on the condition that he could not return to Marshall County. He lived with Uncle JB Culbert in DeKalb County until he died. The court documents for his murder conviction and appeal can be found here: http://al.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.19740212_00 02.AL.htm/qx [From Jena Burstein, Apr 2012]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2499] U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Index (CD), (Broderbund Family Archive).
      Andrew Culbert

    2. [S2647] Woosley Cemetery.

    3. [S2683] TVA Removal Survey, Jack Culbert, 1 May 1936.
      See TVA_Jack_Culbert.txt

    4. [S2499] U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Index (CD), (Broderbund Family Archive).
      Andrew Culbert


    5. [S2499] U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Index (CD), (Broderbund Family Archive).
      Andrew Culbert

      Death benefit payment sent to Rainsville, AL 35986

    6. [S449] Burstein, Jennifer Macy, Personal (I23977), Aug 2004.