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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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George W. Culp, farmer and nurseryman, Newton County, Mo., is of German descent, and is a son of Henry Culp, who was born in North Carolina in 1821, was reared on a farm, and was married to Barbara, a daughter of John and Sophia (Dry) Melchor. To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Culp were born six children: Margaret J., John A., Harriet S., Clinton, Martha A. and George W. Mr. Henry Culp owned a farm in North Carolina, where he lived about six years after his marriage, and in 1859 moved to Newton County, Mo., becoming here the possessor of 160 acres of land. During the Civil War the bushwhackers were at his home twice, and on one of these occasions tortured him, by burning his feet, to make him give up money which he was supposed to have in his possession. He was a Republican in politics. His son, George W., was born in 1863, was reared on a farm, and educated in the common schools. He lives on the old homestead, and is an industrious and honest young man. John A. Culp, another son, also at home, is a carpenter by trade, and also follows farming. They have a fine nursery of 40,000 apple trees, which they will have for sale the coming season. Their stock is of choice and carefully selected varieties from the Bloomington, Ill., nurseries, and with industry, honesty and enterprise, the brothers will undoubtedly attain success financially.

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This family biography is one of 220 biographies included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Newton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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