Joshua Culver

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
Joshua Culver, son of Edward Culver and Ann Ellis, was born at Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, 12 January 1643.1,2 He died at Wallingford, Connecticut, 23 April 1713.1,2

Joshua married Elizabeth Ford, daughter of Timothy Ford, at New Haven, Connecticut, 23 December 1672.3,4,2,5

In 1667, Joshua arrived in New Haven. In 1668 he built a house at Mystic which his father occupied about ten years later. Major Fitzjohn Winthrop claimed this land by virtue of a deed from Joshua Colver and also as being within the bounds of a tract of land granted to Governor Winthrop by the town of Mystic in 1652/3 "of 20 Pole on each side of the river from the place where the flowing tides end." Judgement was given for Major Winthrop.

About 1680, he moved to Wallingford where he was one of the original proprietors and active in its affairs. He was made freeman 8 Oct 1685.3,4,2


Elizabeth Ford b. say 1652
  • Elizabeth Culver1,2 b. 7 Oct 1673, d. 2 May 1676
  • Anna Culver1,2 b. 15 May 1677, d. 8 Sep 1677
  • Elizabeth Culver1,2 b. 21 Aug 1678, d. 19 Apr 1704
  • Joshua Culver1,2 b. 21 Apr 1684, d. 14 Jun 1730
  • Samuel Culver1,2 b. 21 Apr 1684, d. 4 Jul 1750
  • Abigail Culver1,2 b. 26 Dec 1686
  • Sarah Culver+1,2 b. 23 Jan 1688, d. 26 Jul 1751
  • Ephraim Culver1,2 b. 7 Sep 1692
This person was last edited on27 Aug 2014


  1. [S53] Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, 9 vols. in 3 (1924-1932; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1974), 465-466, further cited as Jacobus, New Haven Families.
  2. [S102] W. Herbert Wood, "Additions and Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy," The American Genealogist 31 (Jul 1955): 129-154, at 128-133, further cited as Wood, "Corrections to the Colver-Culver Genealogy."
  3. [S53] Jacobus, New Haven Families, 465-66.
  4. [S101] Valarie Dyer Giorgi, Colver-Culver Family Genealogy (Santa Maria, California: BookCrafters, 1984), further cited as Giorgi, Culver Family.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 404, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).