Anna Culver

13 February 1765–5 April 1847 (Age 82)
Schooleys Mountain, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Culver was born on 13 February 1765, in Schooleys Mountain, Morris, New Jersey, United States, her father, Timothy Colver, was 31 and her mother, Martha Sovereign, was 23. She married Jabez Culver Jr. about 1780, in Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 April 1847, in Elgin, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Malahide, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

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Jabez Culver Jr.
Anna Culver
Marriage: about 1780
Timothy Collver
Hannah Collver
Esther Ann Culver
Catherine Culver
Eunice Culver
Isaac Culver

Spouse and Children

about 1780
Morris, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 22

Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two "houses" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested).

Name Meaning

English: from Old English culfre ‘dove’ (Late Latin columbula, a diminutive of columba), which Reaney suggests was used as a term of endearment. It may therefore have been applied as nickname for a lovelorn youth or perhaps for someone who used the expression indiscriminately. Otherwise, it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves or a nickname for someone bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove, such as mildness of temper.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Culver, "United States, Cemetery Abstracts"
  • Anna Culver, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Cemetery Record - findagrave - Anna Culver

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