The Culbert Family Genealogy Project:
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Alexander J. CULBERT

Male 1814 - 1854  (39 years)


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  • Name Alexander J. CULBERT  [1, 2
    Born 7 Dec 1814  New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1850  New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Stairbuilder 
    Died 28 Mar 1854  230 West 27th Street, New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • Ward 16
    Buried 29 Mar 1854  Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, U.S.A. 11232-1755 Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Letters of Administration 31 Mar 1854  New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I17190  Culbert | Branch: A Culbert (I22977), b. bef. 1755, IRE, whose 3 sons emigrated to New York City bef. 1819
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2016 

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    Father James CULBERT,   b. 1777, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1826, New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah MCNEIL,   b. Abt. 1775, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1817, Manhattan Borough, New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F8014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth HARING,   b. 10 Aug 1820, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1893, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Bef 1840 
    Children 
    +1. James Edward CULBERT,   b. Abt. 1840,   d. Abt. 1860  (Age ~ 20 years)  [Birth]
     2. Alexander CULBERT,   b. 3 Mar 1840, New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1840, New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Sarah Louise CULBERT,   b. Abt. 1841, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1917, 362 W. 27th Street, New York City, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [Birth]
     4. Mary Catharine CULBERT,   b. 20 Feb 1848, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1851, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
     5. Margaretta CULBERT,   b. Abt 1851, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1923, Kendall Place, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     6. ? CULBERT,   b. Bef 1855, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Apr 1870, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 15 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F5773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Dec 1814 - New York, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Ward 9 - 1850 - New York City, New York, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Stairbuilder - 1850 - New York City, New York, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1854 - 230 West 27th Street, New York City, New York, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Mar 1854 - Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, U.S.A. 11232-1755 Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetters of Administration - 31 Mar 1854 - New York City, New York, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • May be the brother of William Culbert (I286). Is also likely related to Alexander C. Culbert, his estate co-executor. See Alexander's 1850 census record enumerating James E. & Margaret Culbert. [11]
    • 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Ward 8, New York City, New York
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      Alex J. Culbert, age 20-29, 2 in household, 1 employed in manufacture & trade; Other Female: age 20-29"
      [Note: There is a T.R. Hulbert on this census page.]

      New York Times (1857-2005), 7 Dec 1904, p. 14, In the Real Estate Field. Operators sell Eighth Avenue Lots.
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      "Van Vliet & Place, in conjunction with Bernard Smyth & Sons, have sold for the estate of Alexander J. Culbert the lot 25 by 90 on the north side of One Hundred and Tenth Street, 350 feet east of Seventh Avenue."

      Judy Culbert Darcy, Dec 2005
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      I know that my ancestor Alexander married an Eliza, and that he was a stairbuilder. I inherited a desk from my father's sister which had a card in it stating his name and occupation. (I'm not sure where that card is now -- back in a really safe place in NY!) My aunt had told my brother that the desk was made by him, but she had never told me that. (I do like to believe it.)
      I visited the plot in Green-Wood Cemetery [Brooklyn, NY], and then at a later date sent away for some of the vital statistics. Of course all that info. is back in NY. I believe that Alexander's son was Edward, tho' perhaps Edward was a middle name. In any case, Edward had two "maiden sisters," Sarah and Margaretta." The pix I have of the two aunts was taken with my father and aunt, around 1907, when they were about 2 and 5. (The aunts look very stern!) These sisters were the aunts of my grandfather, Frederick A. Culbert. Edward died at a young age and left a lot of his estate tied up with Sarah and Margaretta (who outlived his widow, I think.) Frederick got tired of waiting for "his share" and took the aunts to court bet. 1907 and 1912. He eventually won and got enough money to build a garage ("Philipstown Garage" was built in 1912) -- the first in the area. There he assembled cars and repaired them. There was a cost, however. The aunts never again had anything to do with the family. Somewhere I have a copy of their will. They left $500 to this friend, and $500 to that, etc., etc., etc., but nothing to their only close kin, their niece and nephew (my father.) And, the niece and nephew apparently grew up without any aunts or uncles, as my grandmother was an only child. (I don't know what happened to Edward's other siblings, but I believe there is a Mary in the family plot that I visited.) I was told by my mother that the aunts were "maiden," but
      evidently Sarah had been married. I'll have to find that will!

      Judy Darcy, Apr 2013
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      Alexander's will mentions cousin Alexander C. Culbert, who would be the one b. 7 Apr 1816, d. 24 Mar 1888, bur. Lot 6832, Sect. 47, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1805] New York City Directory, 1858-59, p. 188.
      See wife's residence record

    2. [S84] 1840 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M704., Ward 8, New York City, New York, U.S.A., Roll 302, p. 310.
      See Notes

    3. [S01091] Green-Wood Cemetery, 1 Nov 1996 letter and attachments from Green-Wood to Judy Culbert Darcy, recd. from her Apr 2013, in files.
      birthdate calculated from age at death

    4. [S00029] 1850 United States Federal Census, Microfilm Series M432., Roll 543, p. 200, Ward 9, District 2, New York City, New York, d222/f440, Alexander Culbert household, 27 Jul 1850.
      See 1850 census notes

    5. [S01091] Green-Wood Cemetery, 1 Nov 1996 letter and attachments from Green-Wood to Judy Culbert Darcy, recd. from her Apr 2013, in files.

    6. [S1828] New York Times, 29 Mar 1854, p. 8, DIED.
      In this City, on Tuesday morning, March 28, of typhus fever, A.I.[sic] CULBERT, of the firm CULBERT & Haring, in the 40th year of his age. The relatives, friends, and members of the McDougal-st. Baptist Church, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from his late residence, No 230 West 27th-st., on Wednesday, 29th inst., at 1 o'clock. His remains will be taken to Greenwood for interment.

    7. [S1832] New York Weekly Herald, 1 Apr 1854, Mortuary Notice, p. 104.
      On Tuesday morning, of typhus fever, A. P. Culbert, of the firm of Culbert & Haring, in the 40th year of his age.

    8. [S01091] Green-Wood Cemetery, Alexander S.(sic) Culbert, Lot 4718(sic), Section 34, http://www.greenwoodcemetery.org, Searched for Culbert, 4 Dec 2005, 29 Mar 1854.
      The Greenwood cemetery listing for Alexander in Lot 4718 is believed to be an error, and should be Lot 4817 with his family. See burial card images.

    9. [S1828] New York Times, 29 Mar 1854, p. 8, DIED.
      See death notice

    10. [S2810] Letters of Administration - Eliza Culbert and Alexander C. Culbert, Book 58, p. 394, Bond Book 68., New York City, New York, U.S.A., 31 Mar 1854.
      Intestate: Alexander J. Culbert
      Book 58, p. 394, Bond book 68
      Petition filed: 28 Sep 1856
      Final Account filed: 13 Oct 1856

    11. [S738] Culbert, Maureen, Personal (I10557), Apr 2013.