Christopher Culp U.E.
(Abt 1747-1833)
Frances ???
??? Phillip House
(Abt 1763-Abt 1816)
??? Mary
Rev. David Culp
Margaret House
Christopher Culp
(Abt 1812-1873)


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Ann G. Averill

Christopher Culp 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1812, Canada
  • Marriage: Ann G. Averill 20 Sep 1843, City of Galt, Waterloo Co, Ontario, Canada 1
  • Died: 17 Apr 1873, about age 61 5
  • Buried: Culp Cemetery, Croton Twp, Newaygo Co, Michigan

  General Notes:

Newaygo County, Michigan
The board, at its September meeting, authorized Christopher Culp to build a dam across the Muskegon River near Croton on lot 2 of section 4. This was the first dam authorized across- the big Muskegon. However, Culp did not get started immediately and another dam was authorized across the river at Newaygo. This dam was started this same year and was completed before the Culp dam was built.

The Weaver mill was only one of three saw mills built in 1855. Mace Gay, acting as president of the Union Lumber Co. of Elm Grove built a mill on lot 6, section 14, Bridgeton Township. Christopher Culp built one on lot 2, section 4, Croton Township.

In 1856, Soloman Godfrey bought an interest in the Culp mill. The next year John F. Snow bought the mill. It was assessed this year at $4,000. In 1860 A. P. Bigelow ran the mill. This is the last record of its operation. The settlement around the mill is still called Snowtown. It is near the present site of the Hardy dam. In 1856 the board of supervisors passed resolutions for the building of roads from Newaygo to White River, from Newaygo to Croton, and from Croton to Culp & Godfrey's mill. It also provided for the building of a bridge at Croton

SNOWTOWN -- Christopher Culp built a dam and a sawmill here in 1855; in 1857, he sold them to John F. Snow, and so it was called Snowtown.(MPN)

Christopher married Ann G. Averill, daughter of ??? Fordis Averill and ??? Mercy Gurnett *, on 20 Sep 1843 in City of Galt, Waterloo Co, Ontario, Canada.1 (Ann G. Averill was born about 1827 in Canada.)


1 Gary M. Culp , U.E., Newaygo County, MI - Posted Queries for August thru September 1998, (9 Aug 1998, http://www.rootsweb.com/~minewayg/query008.htm


2 Gary M. Culp U.E., Christopher Kulp/Culp (1747-1833) PA-ON, (7 Jun 1999, http://genforum.genealogy.com/kulp/messages/35.html).

3 Linton E. Love, Group sheets for Johann Christian Kolb and family, (21 Nov 2001).

4 1860 U. S. Census, Population Schedule, Croton Twp, Newaygo Co, Michigan.

5 Big Rapids Magnet, Newspaper Obituary, (Thursday 24 April 1873, Vol 3 No 45, Whole No 149).

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