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Descendants of

Joseph Isaac Culbertson and

Fannie Cummings

Source: Vivian Culbertson, <>, April 2002

Joseph Isaac Culbertson was born near Osceola, Missouri, in 1848. He married Fannie Cummings in Burnet County, Texas, in 1879. She was born in 1862 to Charles C. Cummings and Mary Ann Hoover.

Notes for Joseph Isaac Culbertson. Joseph left Missouri about the year 1860 travelling to Burnet County. He worked for his brother for a time on a sheep ranch, then purchased and owned and operated a cotton gin. He later moved to Concho county, Texas, and acquired and operated a horse ranch. He later sold the horse ranch and went back to Burnet County, farming there for several years before moving to Cottle County Texas about 1890, where he homesteaded and ran cattle. He left the farm with his family about 1893 and moved to Paducah, Texas, where he bought and operated the Culbertson Hotel. He also owned and operated two farms. Later, after selling the hotel, he moved to one of the farms and continued to operate them until after 1902. He then sold his farms near Paducah and moved to Moore County with his family where he purchased a ranch, which he operated for two or three years. He was killed in Dalhart, Texas, in November 1905, when the loft of a building fell on him.

Joseph Isaac Culbertson was a Mason. He was initiated as an entered apprentice July 27, 1874, passed through the Degree of Fellowcraft November 23, 1875, and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason February 5, 1876. He was fifty-seven years, eight months and six days old at the time of his death on the 7th day of November. --Told to King Fike by W. O. Culbertson, Jan 1959.

Children of Joseph Isaac Culbertson and Fannie Cummings:

  1. Charles C "Chili" Culbertson, b. 27 Jul 1880; d. Sept 7, 1950. Married Behula Cummings. No children.
  2. William Oliver Culbertson, b. 7 Jan 1882; d. 11 March 1951. Married Gladys Louise McKinney.

    Children of William Oliver Culbertson and Gladys Louise McKinney:

    2.1 William Oliver Culbertson, b. 19 Aug 1915; d. 17 Nov. 1924

    2.2 Richard Ray Culbertson, b. 23 Jan 1917; d. 8 Dec 1986

    2.3 Joe Jack Culbertson, b. 14 March 1922

    2.4 Milton Eugene Culbertson, 17 April 1924

    2.5 Fannie Louise Culbertson, 14 Feb 1926; d. 14 Oct 1995

  3. Clyde W. Culbertson, b. 1884; d. 1918. Never Married.
  4. Madge Culbertson, b. 16 March 1886; d. 13 Jan 1920. Married Jim Shelledy.

    Children of Madge Culbertson and Jim Shelledy:

    4.1 Gwendolin Shelledy

    4.2 Lynn Shelledy

  5. Rufus F. Culbertson, b. 1888; died 1924. Married Polly ____. No children.
  6. Infant Daughter, b. 1890; d. 1890
  7. Ora Ella Culbertson, b. 4 March 1892. Married O. W. Wharton.

    Children of Ora Ella Culbertson and O. W. Wharton

    7.1 Betty Wharton

    7.2 Joe Wharton

  8. Anna Culbertson, b. 1895. Married Emmory Brown.

    Children of Anna Culbertson and Emmory Brown:

    8.1 Dorothy Wharton

    8.2 Joe Ed Wharton

    8.3 Jackie Wharton

  9. Daniel Dewey Culbertson, b. 9 Dec 1897; d. 7 Dec 1995. Married Bess ____

    Children of Daniel Dewey Culbertson and Bess:

    9.1 Francis Culbertson

    9.2 Wanda Culbertson

  10. Bess Culbertson, b. 1901. Married Bud Clayton.


More info about this family is on file in the Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet, Texas.


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