Son of Thomas Rice King & Matilda Robinson
Married Eliza Esther McCullough, 5 Feb 1855, Fillmore, Millard, Utah
Married Elizabeth Ann Callister, 10 Oct 1864, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Married Sarah Elizabeth Pratt, 19 Dec 1878, St. George, Washington, Utah
Married Lydia Ann Webb, 3 Jun 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. Short 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 17, 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.