The Culbert Family Genealogy Project:
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Male Abt 1803 - Abt 1836  (~ 33 years)

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  • Name James CULBERT  [1
    Born Abt. 1803 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt. 1836  Prob. Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Military Service 6 Apr 1833-5 Apr 1836  [4
    Person ID I16547  Culbert
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2016 

    Family Ann ?,   b. Abt 1808,   d. 24 Aug 1885, Prob. New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F4128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt. 1836 - Prob. Florida, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Military Records
    James Culbert, 1833-1836
    James Culbert, 1833-1836
    Military Record, Co. D, 4th Infantry, New York

  • Notes 
    • Military Service Record, No. C 244, New York, 24 Sep 1844, Jas. Culbert, Company D, 4th Infantry. Ann Culbert inquires for him. James Culbert, Compy. D, a private, 4th Infantry, enlisted 6th April [18]33, and was discharged 5 April 1836 at Fort Brooke, by exprin. of service. Answd. as above Sept 26, 1844. Sept. 26, 1844

      [What follow are associated letters. Documents attached as media.]
      New York, June 4th 1836
      I take the liberty of addressing these few lines to you with the hopes of getting some information about my Husband James Culbert who enlisted in this city April 5 1833 he was stationed at Fort King east Florida belonged to Co. D, 4th Infantry his tour of service is now expired nearly two months I have not heard from him since November last and should Wish to know if he has been discharged and When or if he has been killed. I am very much alarmed for his safety and was advised by Mr. King to to write to you if you can give me any information concerning him you will be doing an act of kindness.
      I remain Sir yours
      With respect Ann Culbert
      P.S. Please direct your letter 165 West St. Bwt. Hubert & Laight? Care of John Dunn

      New York July the 28th 1836
      Once more I take the liberty of addressing you hoping that by this time you will be able to give me some information about my husband James Culbert belonging to Company D 4th Infantry as I have not yet heard from him. I wrote to Captain Graham in Florida 6 weeks ago and has[sic] not as yet received an answer and if you know any thing about him you will do an act of the greatest kindness to a heart broken wife by acquainting me with the particulars as I have not heard from him in eight months.
      I am sir your obt servant
      Ann Culbert
      Agt Genls
      Lower Washington City
      P.S. Please direct 224 Varick St.

      New York, July 3 18?? [prob. 1838]
      I hope the circumstances under which I address these few lines to you will place it sufficient cause for giving too much trouble. I was informed a few weeks ? by a man who calls himself Dempsey that my husband was drowned about two years ago in Florida in crossing some Indian creek where the soldiers were in pursuit of the Indians. His name was James Culbert. He formerly belonged to Company D 4th Infantry but I cannot tell what company he enlisted in the second time. It is ? years since I received a letter from him this Dempsey says that he lately arrived from Florida but having the appearance of a Desperate man I cannot place much reliance on his word. If it is in your power to give me any information about him you will be doing an act of the greatest kindness.
      I remain ? with the greatest respect your ?
      /s/ Ann Culbert
      Mr. Jones, Adjutan General, Washington City
      P.S. [unreadable] Ann Culbert 4004? Center? St., New York
      [source:] [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1818] New York Herald, 27 Aug 1885, Mortuary Notices, Mrs. Ann Culbert.
      See wife's death record

    2. [S1805] New York City Directory, 1841.
      See residence record for wife

    3. [S1818] New York Herald, 27 Aug 1885, Mortuary Notices, Mrs. Ann Culbert.
      Probably died during the Seminole Wars
      See wife's death record

    4. [S1672] Military Service Record, James Culbert, C 244;, viewed 11 Dec 2014, 24 Sep 1844.
      Image available