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Benoni CULP
Magdalene COMER
Husband:  Benoni CULP
Birth:  ca. 16 Aug 1799, Rockingham Co., VA
Death:  8 Apr 1841, Portage Twp., Hancock, Ohio
Father:  Henry CULP, Sr.
Mother:  Dorotha __?__
Marriage: 22 Aug 1820, First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH
FYI:  in general, the name, "Benoni," is Norwegian; KOLB is German/Dutch; and COMER is English.
Wife:  Magdalene/Magdalena/Margaret COMER
Birth:  1800, VA
Death:  23 Apr 1863, Portage Twp., Hancock Co., OH
Father:  Samuel COMER (c1768- )
Mother:  Elizabeth PENCE (c1766- )
born in Fairfield Co., OH:
  1.  Rachel CULP, b. 1821 
  2.  Henry CULP, b. 28 Jul 1823 
  3.  Samuel CULP, b. 19 Feb 1825 
  4.  Angeline CULP, b. 21 Feb 1827; d. 6 Dec 1891, Wood Co., OH; m. 23 Sep 1847, Hancock Co., OH, Jacob B. DUNN
  5.  (Daughter A) CULP, b. 1825-30; d.s.p. by 1840
  6.  (Daughter B) CULP, b. 1825-30; d.s.p. by 1840

born in Hancock Co., OH:
  7.  Isaac CULP, b. 20 Oct 1831; d. Silver City, Owyhee Co., ID
  8.  David CULP, b. 15 Mar 1834 
  9.  Dorotha Amanda CULP, b. 9 Feb 1838 
10.  Mary Elizabeth CULP, b. 20 Oct 1840; d. 10 Sep 1906, Hancock Co., OH; m. Hancock Co., OH, J.S. ROBB


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org):
Marriage: 22 Aug 1820, First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio
Source: Church Records, 1806-1917, First Presbyterian Church (Lancaster, Ohio)

2a.  1820 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com):  page missing (notified Ancestry.com on 6 Oct 2002; still missing 14 Feb 2003).

2b.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #2 of 5; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 OH Fairfield Co. Pleasant Twp. p. 164 Ln. 10 Bennoni Culp 000100-00100-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = Benoni (b. 1799)
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Magdalena (b. 1800)
1 person engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."

3.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 20; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 OH Fairfield Co. Hocking Twp. p. 213 Benoni Culp 110 201 - 310 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Samuel (b. 1825)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Henry (b. 1823)
2 males 15-19 1810-1815 = ?
= ?
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Benoni (b. 1799)
3 females 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
= Angeline (b. 1827)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Rachel (b. 1821)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Magdalene (b. 1800)
The two teenage males are too old to be our subjects' children, nor were they in our subjects' household in 1820.  Listed three lines from Isaac COMER.

4.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #24-25 of 32; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 OH Hancock Co. Portage Twp. pp. 28A-28B Benoni Culp 020 200 100 - 101 001 000 0300000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = David (b. 1834)
= Isaac (b. 1831)
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = Samuel (b. 1825)
= Henry (b. 1823)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Benoni (b. 1799)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Dorothy (b. 1838)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Angeline (b. 1827)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Magdalene (b. 1800) 
3 persons engaged in agriculture

5.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #303 of 427):  Portage Twp., Dist. No. 48, Hancock Co., OH, p. 42B, 42/42, enumerated 25 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Magdalena Culp 49 F     1500 Virginia
Henry 26 M   Farmer   Ohio
Isaac 18 M   Farmer   "
David 16 M   Farmer   "
Dorotha/Dorothy 12 F       "
Mary Elizabeth  9 F       "
Martha Jane  3 F       "
Elijah 14 M       "
The enumerator wrote, "Dorotha," then changed the terminal "a" to "y."  I don't know who Martha Jane is, but she was born well after Benoni died.  Elijah is Magdalena's nephew, the orphaned son of Benoni's brother, David CULP.  They are living next door to David's married daughter, Dorcas (CULP) KALB

6.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17-18 of 21):  Portage Twp., Hancock Co., OH, pp. 95A-95B, PN 189-190, 1360/1317, enumerated 23-24 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Magdalene Culp 60 F       200 Va
Doratha Culp 21 F         O
Listed next to son, Samuel CULP, in one direction; and, in the other direction, listed two households from son, David CULP. 

7.  Anon.  1886.  History of Hancock County, Ohio.  Warner, Beers, & Co., Chicago (online at Heritage Pursuit):
p. 481
Jacob Deter and Benoni Culp took up their residence in Portage in 1836...  Benoni and Magdalene Culp came from Fairfield County, Ohio, in 1831, and settled in Findlay Township.  In 1836 they removed to Section 20, Portage ownship, where both spent the rest of their days.  They reared eight children, four of whom are residents of the county...
p. 482 Schools. The first school in Portage Township was taught by Frederick S. Ankeny in the winter of 1836-37.  It was held in the wagon shop of Benoni Culp, on Section 20, and was attended by the Culps, Coopers, Edgingtons, and others.  Mr. Ankeny died during the term, and the school was closed.  The first schoolhouse was built near Pleasant Hill, about 1837.  The next year (1838) a building was put up in Section 31, on the Moorhead farm, and a school opened by Miss Rebecca Hedges...  The Coopers, Moorheads, Norrises, Culps and Orams went to this school...
p. 525
Daniel Andreck, John Bishop, John Harritt, Benoni Culp, and Jacob Feller all settled in the township in the summer and fall of 1831... Benoni Culp and family came from Fairfield County, Ohio, in September, 1831, and settled in the north west part of the township.  About five years afterward, he removed into
p. 526 Portage Township and died in 1841, leaving a widow and nine children.  One of his sons, Samuel, is a resident of Findlay. 

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  There is a well-documented file by David Culp, who cites the next  source:

9.  McComb-Union Cemetery.
BENONIA CULP d. 8 Apr 1841 aged 41yrs 7m 23d

10.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's JavaScript Birthday Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
Benonia Culp 8 Apr 1841 23d 7m 41y 16 Aug 1799
(Calculated birthdates should always be prefaced with "ca." you can't be certain the person who calculated their age did it correctly.)

11.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).  Incorrectly shows Martha Jane CULP and Elijah CULP as our subjects' children (they are niece and nephew, respectively).

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