Biography of Orange Culver
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Culver, Orange, was the pioneer head of a large and respected family of descendants in Barre, and was himself one of the strongest men in influence and worth in the county during his time. He was the son of Benjamin Culver and a native of Columbia county, born in 1781. In that county he married, and soon aftetward bought a farm and settied in Cayuga county, but in 1828 he came to Barre, where be purchased the "betterments" of John Kessler and Jedediah Heath. He added to his lands until he at one time owned 600 acres, but by an unfortunate investment in the old Bank of Gaines much of his fortune was swept away, and it required the efforts of his sons to reestablish him financially. He died in Greed River, Columbia county, while on a visit to his birthplace, October 14, 1849, and his widow October 15, 1872. Mr. Culver's wife was Betsey Andrews, and their children were: Samantra, who married David White and died in Barre; Ebenezer, who died in Clarendon; Sarah Ann, who married Samuel Eddy; Nelson, who moved to Indiana and died there; Caroline, who married Luther Porter and now lives in Gaines; Orange A., of Albion; James L., of Osborne, Kan.; Oliver Perry, of Barre; Byron, who died in Dakota. Oliver P. Culver was born January 22, 1822, and has always been a farmer in Barre, with the exception of a year and a half spent in Holley. He now lives on the old homestead and is regarded as one of the successful farmers of the town. He was originally a Democrat, but one of the founders of the Republican party in the town. October 8, 1846, Mr. Culver married Jane Delano, by whom he had three children: Daniel D., of Barre Center; Mary, who married Sanford Wagoner and moved to Michigan; and George P., of Barre. His wife died July 3, 1856, and March 17, 1858, Mr. Culver married Sarah S. Burnham, by whom he had one child, Milton L. Culver, of Rochester. His second wife died June 26, 1886, and September 25, 1887, Mr. Culver married Lois M. Miller, who died August 31, 1892.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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