Facts and Events
Introducing Rebecca Culbertson of Franklin Co, PA and Franklin Co, OH_______________________
Rebecca Culbertson is mentioned in the will of Colonel Robert Culbertson, her grandfather: Eighth, I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Andrew Culbertson $5 which sum with what I have heretofore given him is all that I intend as his possession.
Ninth, It is my will that my executors or the survivors or survivors of them shall sell and convey by deed or deeds of warranty or otherwise all the rest of my real and personal estate and property of whatever name nature and kind for such price or prices and payment as to them shall seem meet either at price or private sale at their and after first paying my debts, legacies, funeral expenses and all other expenses attending on the administration of my estate, it is my will that my executors shall divide the whole sum of sale of the rest arising from such sale and the whole sum of all the rest of my real and personal estates of whatever nature and kind, except my books and clothing, into 4 equal parts or shares one fourth part or share in equal I will and bequeath unto my beloved grandchildren Elizabeth Dill formerly Elizabeth Culbertson, Isabella Culbertson, Rebecca Smith formerly Rebecca Culbertson, and Mary Shannon formerly Mary Culbertson, children of my beloved son Andrew Culbertson one fourth part or share.
In an entry written on 23 Oct 1917 by Mrs. William S. Pattison (Mary Jane Hawkins), she outlined the relationship of Culbertsons down to Pattisons.
Centennial Biographical History of Columbus; Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1901, p. 315-317. (This account contains several errors.)
Andrew Culbertson Emmick "John Emmick, the father of our subject, was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, in 1798, and in 1819 became a resident of Columbus, Ohio. For nine years previously he had resided in Cincinnati, this state, and there followed his trade of wagon-making. After locating in the capital city he established a shop on the southeast corner of Pearl and Main streets, where the Southern Hotel now stands. There he carried on business until the year 1831, when he located at the northeast corner of Pearl and Main streets, where he remained until his death, in the year 1841. He had been married in Columbus, May 23, 1823, to Miss Isabel Culbertson, a daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Culbertson. She was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, in 1797, and came to Franklinton, Ohio, with her grandfather, Colonel Robert Culbertson, in the year 1805. He removed to this state with a large family of children and grandchildren and brought with him horses, cattle and household effects. In Franklin county he pre-empted land on which the different members of the family were located. While with his immediate family he resided on property which he purchased in Franklinton. A wealthy citizen, he did much to improve and upbuild the little town. His death occurred in Franklinton in 1821, at the age of eighty-three years. Before coming to Ohio he had served his country in the Revolutionary war. His son, Andrew Culbertson, the maternal grandfather of our subject, married Jane Parks, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. With the Colonel they came to Franklinton and Andrew settled on a farm on which the present starch factory is now located. Their children are Elizabeth, Mary, Isabella, Robert, Samuel and Rebecca. Of this number Elizabeth was married to Andrew Dill in 1820, and Mary became the wife of William Shannon in 1825. Both of these gentlemen were prominent and influential citizens of their day. The next daughter, Isabella, became the mother of our subject; and Rebecca, the youngest daughter, Married Nathaniel W. Smith, a jeweler, while Robert Culbertson distinguished himself by service in the war of 1812."