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William Culbertson



William Culbertson, farmer, Pleasant Township, was born in Scotland in the year 1817, and is a son of James Culbertson, of whom mention is elsewhere made. Our subject was married in Scotland to Mary Clark in 1818, and immediately afterward immigrated to America and was thirteen weeks on the ocean. He temporarily located in Ohio for a short time, and in 1819 settled on the farm in Pleasant Township, on which his son now resides. William Culbertson, Jr., was born on the old home place in this township in the year 1827. He received a common education in the subscription schools, and was reared on the farm. He enlisted in 1864 in Company B, One Hundred and Fortieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, as private, and was elected captain before entering service. The regiment participated in the closing scenes of the war, and was in the famous Thomas campaign; was discharged July 12, 1865, at Greensboro, N.C., and finally discharged and paid off at Indianapolis. He was elected in 1874 on the Democratic ticket to represent the district composing the counties of Ripley, Switzerland and Ohio, and served his constituencies one term-four years. Was a member of the committee on education and other committees of equal importance. In 1863 he assisted in the organization of a company of home guards, of which company he was elected second lieutenant, and particiapted in the Morgan raid. He was married to Jane Scott, daughter of John Scott, of Jefferson County, in the year 1849. With the exception of four years, from 1845 to 1849, he lived in Madison and followed smithing, which trade he followed in Moorefield for a number of years. Owns a farm comprising 120 acres of land well improved. He reared three children out of four born to him: Jennie (wife of Dr. Van Pelt), Della and Carrie, Mary (deceased). He is a Democrat in politics.