JOHN F. CULP, a well-known citizen of Island Creek township, was born in Knox township, in December 1845. His grandfather, Baltazar Culp, came to Jefferson county in 1800, and settled on a tract of land, which he afterwards laid out part of as the village of New Somerset. His son George Culp, the father of the subject of this mention, was born in Preston county, W. Va., in 1790. He came with his parents to Jefferson county, and here lived throughout the great development of the region, passing away, finally, March 29, 1879, at nearly ninety years of age. He was a prominent citizen, was a commissioner of the county for two terms and for twenty years a justice of the peace, and held various township offices. He joined the Island Creek Presbyterian church in 1819 and was a consistent member. He was married twice, first to Keziah Maple, May 12, 1808 by whom he had twelve children, six of whom are living. After her death he was married to Isabelle Warden, who bore to him eleven children. She died about 1879.
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