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Descum Culver (1824-1884)
Born in Norfolk, Ont, came to Bay City during lumber boom period.

1898 genealogy. (Added May, 2010)

American Ancestry, by Thomas P. Hughes, Frank Munsell, 1898


Culver, Descum of Bay City, Mich., born in Norfolk Ontario Sep. 6, 1824, died in Bay City Oct. 21, 1884; (married Apr. 29, 1852 Angeline, daughter of Darius Culver, born in Oct. 1799, son of John Culver, born in N. J., 1878, son of Jabes, born either in N. J. or Ct., she Angeline had daughter...

Elva D. Culver (married Aug. 22, 1876 at Bay City Mich. G. Henry Shearer, son of James, born in Albany, N. Y., son of George, born in Campsie Scotland);

(Descum) son of Asa Culver of Norfolk Ontario, born there Aug. 20, 1798, died there June 7, 1879 (married Sarah J. Widner, born Sep. 24, 1799); son of Gabriel of N. J., born there June 6, 1774, died in Norfolk Ont., was among the first settlers of Norfolk Co. (married a Martha, born in Oct. 1777); son of Jabez of N. J. or Ct., born June 19, 1731 (married an Anna, born July 18, 1740, died in Norfolk Co. Nov. 10, 1813

Additional Notes.

    1875 History of Bay City, Michigan. - Descum Culver was member of First Baptist church, served on Board of Trustees, as treasurer.

    1875 - Public & Local Acts of the Legislature of Michigan, Part 2. - Descum Culver was among petitioners for forming Moffit Township, taken from portion of Clayton Township in Bay County. Also, among this group was A. N. Culver and J. W. Culver.

    1876 History of Bay County, Mich. (1892) - Descum Culver's daughter, Elva D., married G. Henry Shearer, on Aug. 22, 1876, at Bay City, Mich.

    1877 - Michigan State Gazetteer Directory: - CULVER. A small village in Moffat township, Bay county. It is a station on the J.L. & S.R., 42 miles above Bay City. Settled May, 1872. Population, 127. Lumber, timber and shingles are shipped. Alvin N. Culver, post-master, owner general store; Culver D. & Bros, planing, shingle and saw mills.

    1883 Directory, Bay City, Mich. - Culver, Descum: lumberman, res 814 N. Monroe

    1884 Colver-Culver Genealogy. - Asa Culver, b. Aug. 20, 1798, Norfolk, Ont. Canada, d. Jun. 7, 1879, at Bay City, Mich. (Indicates brother to Descum Culver, most likely father.)

    1893 Directory, Bay City, Mich. - Culver, Adeline (wid. Descum), res 814 N. Monroe.

Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Culver, Frank L.
Shearer, G. Henry
People Referenced
Culver, A.N.
Culver, Anna Mrs. (gg-father)
Culver, Angeline (wife)
Culver, Asa (father)
Culver, Darious (father-inlaw)
Culver, Descum (subject)
Culver, Elva D. (dau.)
Culver, Gabriel (g-father)
Culver, Jabes
Culver, Jabez (gg-father)
Culver, John
Culver, J.W.
Culver, Martha Mrs (g-mother)
Shearer, George
Shearer, G. Henry (son-inlaw)
Shearer, James
Widner, Sarah J. (mother)
Subjects Referenced
Albany, NY
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Campsie, Scotland
Clayton Twp., Bay, MI
First Baptist Ch.
Moffit Twp., Bay, MI
New Jersey
Norfolk, Ont.
Ontario, Canada
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.