1835 - Yes, date unknown
||William Benton Culbertson |
||23 Oct 1835
||Gilead, Wood, Ohio 
||Yes, date unknown
- A son of John W Culbertson and Elizabeth A Eagle.
In the Ancestry.com Database "Des Moines County, Iowa Biographical Dictionary" is a sketch on William Benton Culbertson b. 23 Oct 1835 Wood Co., OH ". . . a prominent criminal lawyer" son of John W. Culbertson and Elizabeth A Eagle. William married Feb 1866 Miss S. E. Day b. 1844 Van Buren Co., IA dau of Timothy Day.
. . ."His father [John W], who was a native of Westmoreland County, Pa., of Irish descent, was an Indian trader among the Maunee tribe in the early days of the settlement of Ohio. His mother was born in Wayne County, Ohio, and her people were Virginians through of English origin.". . .
Ancestry.com. Des Moines County, Iowa Biographical Dictionary [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004.
Original data: Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa. Chicago: Acme Publishing, 1888.
Hon. William Benton Culbertson, one of the most prominent criminal lawyers of Iowa, and a pioneer of Jefferson County of 1839, was born in Wood County, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1835, and is a son of Hon. John W. and Elizabeth A. (Eagle) Culbertson. His father, who was a native of Westmoreland County, Pa., of Irish descent, was an Indian trader among the Maumee tribe in teh early datys of the settlement of Ohio. His mother was born in Wayne County, Ohio, and her people were Virginians, though of English Origin.
William B. Culbertson was reared among the Indians until four years of age, when, in December, 1839, he came with his parents to Iowa, his father locating on Government land near Fairfield, Jefferson County, where he engaged in farming. Being a man of superior ability, he soon became prominent in public affairs, and was chosen a member of the Territorial Legislatures of 1844 and 1846. He was the first State District Clerk, his official service in that capacity being from 1847 to 1850 inclusive, and two years later he was appointed Receiver of public money at the Fairfield United State Land Office, by President Pierce. Mr. Culbertson was an earnest Democrat in his political sentiments to the time of his death, which occurred in 1884. A man of superior attainments, upright and honorable in all relations of life, both public and private, he was highly respected by all with whom he came in contact. Living as they did upon the frontier of civilization, the family was obliged to adapt themselves to primitive modes of living. 
||6 Jun 2005 |
||John Welch Culbertson, b. 3 Jul 1809, , Westmoreland, Pennsylvania , d. 8 May 1883, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa (Age 73 years) |
||Elizabeth A. Eagle, b. 20 Feb 1811, Mohican Twp, , Wayne, Ohio , d. 26 Aug 1896, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa (Age 85 years) |
||22 Jan 1834
||Wooster, Wayne, Ohio 
||Sarah E. Day, b. 1844, , Van Buren, Iowa , d. Yes, date unknown |
||13 Feb 1866
||15 Mar 2005 |
||Lucy Seymour, d. Yes, date unknown |
||12 May 1859
||15 Mar 2005 |
- [S390210] Des Moines County, Iowa Biographical Dictionary, (Chicago, Acme Publishing Company, 1888), 666 (Reliability: 3).
- [S390087] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), downloaded 14 Mar 2005 (Reliability: 3).