Christopher Culp

Note: There is no primary evidence proving Johann Christian Kolb was the father of Christopher Culp (b:abt 1747; d:1833).

Germany (maybe???)
abt 1747 - Christopher's birthday is calculated from his tombstone.
1753 - Johann Christophe Kolb arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam via Cowes, England on 29 September 1753. On the ship "Rowland", Captain Arthur Tran commanding. Christopher may have came to America aboard this ship, if this is his father. This is a guess, as there is no proof.

Pennsylvania, United States of America
1774 - His father Johann Christian Kolb died, Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.
1774 - First Tax Record, Strasburg Twp., Lancaster Co., Christopher Culp was residing on 1/2 acre with 1 cow.
1775 - First Methodist congregation in Lancaster Co. was started in the city of Willow Street. Rapho Twp. and Strasburg Twp. are next to Willow Street.
1777 - Christopher Culp was recruited into the militia. He was a private in a company raised in the western end of Strasburg Township. Captain James Brown was commanding and Christopher was in the 5th Class.
1780 - Last Tax Record, Strasburg Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
1781 - First Tax Record, Martic Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
1784 - Last Tax Record, Martic Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
No records have been found of Christopher Culp owning land in Lancaster or Martic Townships.

Ontario, Canada
about 1786 - Christopher and family emigrated to Canada.
1791 - As a United Empire Loyalist petitioned for a Crown Land Grant.
1801 - Clinton Twp. records show Christopher acting as "Roadmaster" for the Lakeshore. He was a farmer by trade and his religion was Episcopal Methodist.

1802 - Received Land Grant of 250 acres on Lots 19 and 20 Concession 11, King Twp, York County. He also applied for "family lands", which allowed 50 acres per child and was granted 400 acres. He received "Clergy Lands" which amounted to 1/7 of the patent. 57 acres Lot 24 Concession 6, King Twp, York County and 35 acres Lot 5 at the rear of Flamborough Twp, Wentworth County.

1817 - His Will is dated 1817, no month or day.
1833 - Christopher Culp died.
1834 - Will probated January 1.


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