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Culbert King

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Onondaga, Onondaga County, New York, United States
Death: October 26, 1909 (73)
Antimony, Garfield County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Antimony, Garfield County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Rice King and Matilda Robison
Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Houston; Elizabeth Ann King; Lydia Ann Webb; Sarah Elizabeth King (Pratt) and Eliza Esther King
Father of Collins R. King; John King; Marion King; Julina King; Elizabeth Ann King and 20 others
Brother of William Rice King; John Robison King; Thomas Edwin King; Delilah Cornelia Olson; Matilda Emily King and 2 others

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About Culbert King

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Surname: King, Smith, Lyman, Shurtliff


Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p. 989., Black, Susan W. E. Early LDS Membership Data (Info bases, 1995): Culbert King, Patriarch in the Panguitch Stake, Garfield county, Utah, was born January 31, 1836, in the State of New York. His parents joined the Church and moved to Illinois, where the family became intimately acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith. They joined the general exodus of the Saints in 1846 and crossed the plains in 1851, settling at Fillmore, Millard county, where they built the first house erected at that place. The subject of this sketch served as a soldier during the Indian troubles both in the Walker and the Black Hawk wars, but afterwards became a great friend to the Indians and quite proficient in speaking their language.

In 1863 he was called to Kanosh, where he acted as Bishop for fifteen years, after which he moved with his family to Circleville, Piute county, where he lived in the United Order for a number of years and also served as a member of the Bishopric there until the breaking up of the order. He then moved to Grass valley and in 1882 was made Bishop of the Marion Ward. From December, 1885, till June, 1886, he served as a prisoner in the Utah penitentiary for conscience sake. He labored as Bishop at Marion until 1901, when he was honorably released and ordained a Patriarch by Apostle Francis M. Lyman. Patriarch King was ever true and staunch friend to the cause of truth, kind to his family and loyal to the Priesthood of God.

Culbert came to Utah in 1851 in the Vincent Shurtliff company. He was a bishop of Petersburg for 4 years, of Kanosh for 16 years and of Marion ward for 22 years. He was a counselor to the bishop in Kingston for 6 years. In 1860, Culbert had a household of 4, a real wealth of $160, and a personal wealth of $715. In 1870, Culbert had a household of 5, a real wealth of $400, and a personal wealth of $1000. Vocations: Farmer; 1870, Express carrier, Militiaman, Indian interpreter

PIONEERS OF ANTIMONY: In 1873, Albert Guiser, and others located in a fertile meadow which they named Grass Valley. Surveyors camped on a stream, lassoed a young coyote and called the place Coyote Creek. The first L.D.S. settlers were Isaac Riddle and family who took up land on the east fork of the Sevier River. Later a schoolhouse was built, and the Marion Ward organized with Culbert King as bishop. In 1920, the name was officially changed to Antimony after the antimony mines, east of the valley.


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Culbert King was the son of Thomas Rice King & Matilda Robinson. He married Eliza Esther McCullough, 5 February 1855, Fillmore, Millard, Utah. He married Elizabeth Ann Callister, 10 October1864, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He married Sarah Elizabeth Pratt, 19 December 1878, St. George, Washington, Utah. He married Lydia Ann Webb, 3 June 1908, Manti, Sanpete, Utah.

History - Culbert King was second of eight children. When he was four years old his parents were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in July 1840. Shortly after this time, the King family moved to Montrose, Lee County, Iowa, which was across the river from Nauvoo. There the family became well acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith and other church leaders. Culbert was nine when Joseph and his brother, Hyrum, were killed on June 27, 1844.

During 1846, the Thomas Rice King family, which now numbered six children, made the exodus across Iowa with thousands of other Saints. Culbert was baptized in Iowa on July 1, 1846. At Winter Quarters they spent a very difficult winter, as did thousands of others. As spring came and some of the people were preparing to move west, the King family decided to remain behind and farm for three years so they could go west in comfort.

By the time they moved west in 1851, they had three wagons. They were with the Luman Shurtliff Company. Culbert, who was fifteen years old, drove one wagon and with two yoke of oxen. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in September 1851, and were called, with several other families, to colonize Fillmore as a capital city for the new Utah Territory. The group was led by Anson Call.

In 1877, Thomas Rice King was called to establish a United Order in Circle Valley. He took his sons, William, Culbert, Volney, John and Thomas, and their families with him when they established the main part of the Order just east of present Circleville, Utah.

In 1883, the United Order broke up on recommendation of Church Authorities, and many people moved to Grass Valley. The Kings settled just southeast of town of Coyote. Culbert became the first bishop of the Marion Ward organized from the Wilmot Branch. When he was released as bishop he was made the Stake Patriarch where he served until his death.

Culbert had a large number of descendants, 24 children from three wives. He was a large man with a pleasant personality and loved everyone he met. He was also a great storyteller. He is listed in "Who's Who" as a militiaman, Indian interpreter, scout, express carrier. He was also a breeder of purebred cattle and fine stallions.



Thomas Rice King (1813 - 1879)


Matilda Robison King (1811 - 1894)



Eliza Esther McCullough King (1837 - 1898)


Elizabeth Ann Callister King (1848 - 1901)


Sarah Elizabeth Pratt King (1856 - 1891)


Lydia Ann Webb Huntley (1842 - 1912)



Culbert Levi King (1856 - 1921)*


Esther Clarinda King Black (1858 - 1923)*


Matilda Emily King Black (1862 - 1949)*


Delilah King Rowan (1865 - 1954)*


Thomas Callister King (1866 - 1927)*


Volney Henry King (1867 - 1950)*


Julie Francis Nicholes (1869 - 1910)*


William King (1871 - 1937)*


Alonzo King (1877 - 1945)*


Marion King (1883 - 1930)*



William Rice King (1834 - 1892)


Culbert King (1836 - 1909)


John Robison King (1837 - 1899)


Thomas Edwin King (1839 - 1923)


Delilah Cornelia King Olson (1841 - 1907)


Volney King (1847 - 1925)

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Culbert King's Timeline

January 31, 1836
Onondaga, Onondaga County, New York, United States
June 11, 1856
Age 20
Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
September 24, 1858
Age 22
Fillmore, Millard, Ut
September 7, 1860
Age 24
April 10, 1862
Age 26
Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, United States
February 4, 1865
Age 29
May 6, 1866
Age 30
January 22, 1867
Age 30