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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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John R. McCullough Culp, one of the enterprising farmers and stock raisers of Newton County, was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, near Steubenville, April 5, 1859, and is the son of John and Margaret (McCullough) Culp, and grandson of George Culp, a native of Germany. John Culp was a native of Ohio, as was also his wife, who was a daughter of Richard McCullough of that State, and they are members of the Presbyterian Church. John Culp, Sr., followed droving across the Alleghany Mountains for forty years. John R. McCullough Culp, who was one of three sons and one daughter, attained his growth in Jefferson County. He came to Newton County, Mo., locating upon a farm in Section 26, where he has eighty acres of good land. He was married in his native State, and chose for his companion through life Miss Amy B. Brant, a daughter of Henry and Harriet (Daniels) Brant, of Ohio, and a native of that State. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. To this union were born one son and two daughters, who are named as follows: John Oliver Glenn, Margaretta Pearl and Goldie Brant. Mr. Culp is a member of the Farmers’ Alliance, and is quite extensively engaged in raising and dealing in live stock. Mrs. Culp is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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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