A little bit of history as to why William migrated to Ireland from Scotland
(from the Rowley-King genealogy chapter on the Culbertson family-- They claim that William was the father.)
The Culbertsons stayed in Scotland until about 1665 when King Charles II began to presecute the Covenanters.
|Another story about the Culbertsons
Original data: Guthrie, Laurence Rawlin,. American Guthrie and allied families : lineal representations of the colonial Guthries of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina, some post-revolutionary emigrants and of some allied families. Chambersburg, Pa.: Kerr Print. Co., c1933.
Book IV. Allied familes [accessed via ancestry.com]
|Another story about the Culbertsons:
Name: Samuel 'Irish' Culbertson
Most of this information about the children of Samuel and Jennet Culbertson was taken from the
Rowley-King genealogy. It is also available online in Betty Briggs' website at:
The Jackson County (W Virginia) Pioneers Project but not in tabular form as seen above.
More family history from the Rowley-King Culbertson chapter:
John Culbertson, second son of Samuel and Jennet, is our ancestor. He was born 22 August 1741 and
died in 1797 in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was married to Margaret ___
John paid taxes in Letterkenny Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, as early as 1762. ...... John
and Margaret sold 424 acres in Letterkenny Township for 1485 pounds in 1786 .... Upon selling the land
John and Margaret and their children moved to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, purchasing about
400 acres on which Hannastown, the first county seat is located.
John served in the Revolutionary War in Cumberland County, in 1776 and 1780. John and Margaret had
eight children. John died intestate and letters of administration were issued 28 March 1797 to his wife,
Margaret, and son, Samuel. In this document the children of John Culbertson were mentioned as follows:
Samuel, Esther, Agnes the wife of John DeWitt, Robert, John, who are of full age and Martha, Margaret,
and Alexander who are minors... In 1798 Margaret, John's widow, was listed on the tax list in Hempfield
Township, Westmoreland County, but she ws not there in the 1800 census.
John Culbertson's daughter, Nancy (Agnes), married John DeWitt and in 1790 the two familes lived next
door to each other in Westmoreland County.
|To view this
Township 1790 Census
In that census, only the head of the household's name is given followed by numbers in five categories:
a) free white males of 16 years & upward, including heads of families,
b) free white males under 16 years,
c) free white females including heads of families,
d) all other free persons, and
John Dewit was listed as (1-0-1-0-0)
Another reference: (ref)
Jennet Shields was the daughter of David Shields of Letterkenny twp
I enjoyed reading about your family line and most particularly about Samuel's family. I descend from Samuel's brother, Capt Alexander Culbertson, from the 'Row'. I have some more information for you to add to your tree.
Samuel and Jennet's daughter, Agnes, was married to William Long. This is true and they did live in Muhlenberg Co.Ky.
Their son Robert,was married to Elizabeth Lindsey and when he died, Elizabeth remarried Matthew Sharp.
Their daughter Joanna Culbertson was married to Robert Sharp who, it appears, died between 1785-1790. This Robert Sharp and the above mentioned Matthew Sharp were brothers and sons of Capt James Sharp and his wife Margery McConnell. (Franklin Co,Pa) Margery was daughter to Lt.Robert McConnell and his wife Rosanna ??........(I'd pay big money for her last name!)
After Robert Sharp died, Joanna was left with 3-4 kids...and these kids ended up in Muhlenberg Co, Ky along with the Longs. Whether Joanna came to Muhl Co, we don't know........can't find a grave for her. But daughter Rosanna Sharp married Henry F. Glenn in Muhl. Co....(he was a son of Andrew Glenn, Rev War vet from Franklin/Bedford Co, Pa. and his wife Nancy Ferguson)
Agnes and Joanna moved to Muhl Co where their first cousin, Capt John Culbertson, son of Alexander, lived along with his son-in-law, Robert Cessna.(my 3rd gr granddad and John was my 4th gr granddad. The Andrew Glenn family moved there as well.
Joanna Culbertson Sharp's son, James, married Sarah 'Sallie' Cessna, sister to Robert Cessna, in Muhl Co in 1802. They had 5 sons and I have some of their family history, should you want it for your tree.
Would love to share more with you if you are interested.
Cheryl Cessna (Aug 2008)
^ Is it West Virginia or Virginia?... YES, MAYBE, NO... it depends on what year you are talking about.
* Nancy was also referred to as Agnes in the Rowley-King genealogy. Read the notes for John Culbertson's section
in the Culbertson Genealogy to learn why Nancy is referred to as Agnes. The middle name of Elizabeth was
mentioned by Dan Roger. (ref)
John and Nancy's tombstones may have been destroyed when rocks were quarried out of the bank below the DeWitt cemetery.
1. The primary source of information for the family histories of Culbertsons was the family history: Rowley-King and Allied Families, by Homer King Rowley and Ruth McCammon Rowley, 1980, published by the authors.
I found this genealogy in
in Ravenswood, WV. I walked by it and pulled it out because it
so handsomly bound and I wondered how one goes about publishing a
I was floored when I found a chapter on the DeWitts and the
I had been stuck up to that time and had not been able to find out any
information on DeWitt's earlier than Thomas
DeWitt. Evon and I had arrived in Ravenswood in 1981
I had discovered Buffington's Island in the Ohio River on a travel
We figured there had to be some good information awaiting us. Boy
it is sure lucky I was reading maps that day!
I corresponded with Ruth
just after Homer's death. She provided me with a copy of the genealogy
and quite a bit of additional information. I imagine at the date
of this writing in July 2003, that Ruth has passed on as well as she
was born in 1908. I thank them for their efforts.
In reading their genealogy I also
learned about our link to
the Culbertsons of which they devote an entire chapter filled with the
details of the Culbertson wills and Revolutionary War history.
3. Information about Culbertsons
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