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Melvin, Randall, Culp & Rice Families



                                                      First Generation

1. Warren Cyrus Melvin, son of Merton Van Buren Melvin and Lillian Ethel Rash, was born on 30 Oct

1903 in Belgrade, Nicollet, Mn and died on 29 Dec 1982 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Mn at age 79. Warren married Mary Ellen McMahan, daughter of Edgar C. McMahan and Edith May Rogers, on

18 Mar 1926. The marriage ended in divorce.


Marriage Notes: Divorced Feb. 1939.


Children from this marriage were:

i. Lloyd Edgar Melvin, b. 12 Oct. 1926, d. 8 Apr. 2000

ii. Living

iii.Roger Merton Melvin, b. 1 Feb. 1931, d. 21 Feb. 1972

iv.Baby Boy Melvin, b. 11 Nov. 1932, d. 11 Nov. 1932


Warren next married Living


Children from this marriage were:

i. Living

ii. Living

iii. Living

iv. Living

v. Living

vi. Living

vii. Living




                                              Second Generation

2. Merton Van Buren Melvin, son of Peter Melvin (Melven) and Ruth Elizabeth Randall, was born

in Jun 1865 in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York and died on 15 Aug 1924 in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota at age 59. Another name for Merton was Martin Melven. Merton married Lillian Ethel Rash on 16 Jul 1903 in Minnesota.


Children from this marriage were:

1 i. Warren Cyrus Melvin

ii. Irene Elizabeth Melvin, b. 6 Mar. 1905

iii. Minnie Ione Melvin, b. 1 Apr. 1906, d. 3 Mar. 1993

iv. Monroe Rash Melvin, b. 21 Mar. 1908, d. 7 Mar. 1984


3. Lillian Ethel Rash, daughter of George Munroe Rash and Laura Ann (Irene) Culp, was born on 28

Nov 1881 in Waseca, Waseca, Minnesota and died on 12 Feb 1914 in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota at age 32. Lillian married Merton Van Buren Melvin on 16 Jul 1903 in Minnesota.



Third Generation

4. Peter Melvin (Melven), son of Peter II Melvin, was born in 1827 in England and died on 1 Jan 1897 in Belgrade, Mankato, MN at age 70. Peter married Ruth Elizabeth Randall after 1860 in Canton,

St. Lawrence, New York.


Children from this marriage were:

i. Fred James Melvin, b. 28 Mar. 1863, d. 19 Dec. 1919

2 ii. Merton Van Buren Melvin

iii. Lilia Maria "Minnie" Melvin, b. about 1868

iv. John "Charles" Melvin, b. about 1870, d. 7 Apr. 1946

v. Frank Melvin, b, about 1872, d. 4 Mar 1897

vi. Milton Warren Melvin, b. 29 Jul. 1875, d. 23 Jan. 1956


5. Ruth Elizabeth Randall, daughter of James M. Randall and Laura Rice, was born in Jun 1845 in

Edinburgh, Saratoga, New York and died on 13 May 1913 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Mn at age 67.

Ruth married Peter Melvin (Melven) after 1860 in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York.


6. George Munroe Rash, son of Willis Rash and Julia Stone, was born on 31 Dec 1859 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, died on 3 Sep 1951 in St. Peter, Nicollet, MN at age 91, and was buried on 5 Sep 1951 in Belgrade Township, Mn. George married Laura Ann (Irene) Culp on 17 Jul 1877 in Iowa.


Children from this marriage were:

i. Marion Edger Rash, b. 7 Jul. 1879, d. 7 Feb. 1880

3 ii. Lillian Ethel Rash

iii. Marion Irene Rash, b. 7 Feb. 1884, d. 1 Jan. 1943

iv. Ruth Julia Rash, b. 20 Feb. 1886, d. 2 Sep. 1949

v. George Willis Rash, b. 7 Mar. 1888, d. 11 Dec. 1974

vi. Charity L. Rash, b. 4 Sep. 1890, d. 7 Nov. 1894

vii. Marvel Hope Rash, b. 12 Oct. 1892, d. 10 Oct. 1988.

viii. Laura Violet Rash, b. 17 Dec. 1894, d. 25 Nov. 1988

ix. William Cornelius Rash, b. 18 Mar. 1897, d. 16 Jan. 1947


7. Laura Ann (Irene) Culp,

daughter of George Edward Culp and Ruth Springer, was born on 22 Nov 1862 in Iowa and died on 22 Oct 1897 in , Blue Earth, Minnesota at age 34. Laura married George Munroe Rash on 17 Jul 1877 in Iowa.



                                              Fourth Generation

8. Peter II Melvin, son of Peter I Melvin, was christened on 13 Aug 1780 in England. (Not proven)


His child was:

4 i. Peter Melvin (Melven)


10. James M. Randall, son of Joseph Arnold Randall and Sarah or Sally, was born about 1820 in

Canada, died on 27 Aug 1891 in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York about age 71, and was buried in Jerusalem Cem, St. Lawrence, New York. James married Laura Rice about 1844 in New York.


Children from this marriage were:

5 i. Ruth Elizabeth Randall

ii. Maria S. Randall, b. Nov. 1846

iii. Henry "Harry" A. Randall, b. 2 Apr. 1849, d. 12 Apr. 1877

iv. Warren W. Randall, b. May 1851, d. 23 Oct. 1906

v. Albert J. Randall, b. about 1854, d. 15 Jun 1916

vi. Milan O. Randall, b. Aug. 1855

vii. Nelson Randall, b. about 1856

viii. Morris Randall, b. about 1857, d. 30 Jul. 1860

ix. Harriet "Hattie" A. Randall, b. May 1866, d. 24 Dec. 1921


11. Laura Rice, daughter of Adolphus Rice and Elizabeth "Ruth" Knight, was born about 1823 in

Lowville, Lewis, New York, died on 23 Jun 1890 in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York about age 67, and was buried in Jerusalem Cem, St. Lawrence, New York. Laura married James M. Randall about 1844 in New York.



"Commercial Advertiser," January 29, 1935, pg. 3 the article states that Mrs. Payson recalled that one of the Rice girls, sisters of her mother married James Randall. Another married George Barber. She said "Laura" married James Randall. After researching further, I found the first names of Mrs. Barber (Mahala), also "Amanda" married a Barber. Harriet Bassett was a Rice girl. From there I found the other Rice girls. Harriet's obit stated she was the daughter of Adolphus and Ruth Knight and was born in Pamelia, Jefferson, New York, family moved to Lowville, Lewis, New York and staid there for 18 yrs, thus Laura being the third daughter was born in Lowville in 1822.    


12. Willis Rash was born in Jan 1818 in , , Kentucky and died 3 Feb. 1901 in , Jackson Co, Iowa. Willis married Julia Stone after 1851 in Wisconsin.



      Willis was living with his daughter Elizabeth in the 1900 Census in Iowa. Death date was found in the "Old Settlers Association-Mary Rogers-Bradley" on Julia's birthdate was taken from her tombstone which states she was 34 years 9 months and 14 days.


Children from this marriage were:

i. Elizabeth Rash, b. 12 May 1857, d. 17 Aug. 1917

ii. Wisconsin Rash, b. 1858, d. before 1870

6 iii. George Munroe Rash

iv. Lucy J. Rash, b. 13 Jul. 1861, d. 1 Sep. 1863

v. William Rash, b. 22 Jul. 1863, d. 1948

vi. Melissa J. Rash, b. 30 Dec. 1866

vii. Ezry G. Rash, b. 21 Oct. 1867

viii. Evelyne A. Rash, b. 31 Jul. 1870, d. 31 Jul. 1870

ix.Ellen A. Rash, b. 24 Oct. 1871, d. 24 Aug. 1872


13. Julia Stone was born in 26 Oct. 1838 in New York or Iowa, died on 10 Aug 1873 in Farmer's Creek, Jackson, Iowa at age 35, and was buried in Tilton Cem, Farmer's Creek, Iowa. Julia married Willis Rash after 1851 in Wisconsin.



14. George Edward Culp, son of Jonathan Culp and Amanda Tyler, was born on 2 August 1830 in ,Niagara, New York, died 12 April 1917 in Elysian, Le Sueur, Minnesota. George was married on

22 February 1858 in , Nicollet, Minnesota to Ruth Springer.


Child from this marriage was:

7i. Laura Ann Culp


15. Ruth Springer was born about 1844. She was married to George Edward Culp.



                                              Fifth Generation

16. Peter I Melvin, son of James Melvin and Lucy Oglivie, was born about 1753 in England. (This is really really questionable!!!)


The child from this marriage was:

8 i. Peter II Melvin


20. Joseph Arnold Randall, son of Ichabod Randall and Mary "Polly" Arnold, was born on 4 Feb 1784 in Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont and died on 10 Feb 1876 in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York at age 92. Joseph married Sarah or Sally about 1819 in Vermont.


Children from this marriage were:

10 i. James M. Randall

ii. Wilson Randall, b. 6 Jan. 1822, d. 8 May 1888

iii. Joseph Arnold Jr Randall, b. about 1826

iv. Eunice M. Randall, b. about 1831, d. 13 Aug. 1894


21. Sarah or Sally was born about 1789 in Vermont and died on 23 Dec 1852 in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York about age 63. Sarah married Joseph Arnold Randall about 1819 in Vermont.


22. Adolphus Rice, son of Abel Rice and Nelly Belknap, was born on 7 Nov 1798 in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts and died on 2 Jan 1878 in Winneconne, Winnebago, Wisconsin at age 79.

Adolphus married Elizabeth "Ruth" Knight about 1817 in New York.


Children from this marriage were:

i. Mahala Rice, b. about 1815, d. 14 Oct. 1894

ii. Harriet Rice, b. 18 Feb. 1820, d. 7 Jul. 1909

11 iii. Laura Rice

iv. Amanda Rice, b. about 1825, d. Oct. 1859

v. Elizabeth Ruth Rice, b. 8 May 1835, d. 27 Mar. 1896

vi. Mary Ann Rice, b. about 1819, d. about 1830


Adolphus next married Jane Wilson on 17 Jul 1841 in Lisbon, Saint Lawrence, New York.


23. Elizabeth "Ruth" Knight, daughter of Olney Knight and Mary Phillip, was born on 6 Feb 1801 in

New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut/Rhode Island and died about 1838 in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York about age 37. Elizabeth married Adolphus Rice about 1817 in New York.


28. Jonathan Culp, son of John Culp and Agnes Walton, was born on 17 Jul 1804 in Palmyra, Wayne,

New York, died on 5 Jan 1894 in Elysian, Le Sueur, Minnesota at age 89, and was buried on 7 Jan 1894 in Greenland Cem, Elysian, Le Sueur, Minnesota. Jonathan married Amanda Tyler in 1828 in , Niagara, New York.


Children from this marriage were:

 i. William Jehiel Culp, b. 4 Mar. 1828, d. 21 Mar. 1918

14ii. George Edward Culp

iii. David Monroe Culp, b. 17 May 1833, d. 18 Jan. 1899

iv. Abraham Alanson Culp, b. 18 Apr. 1835, d. 13 Mar. 1896

v. Isaac "Cornelius" Culp, b. 23 Jul. 1837, d. 25 Jul. 1904

vi. Mary Jane Culp, b. 25 Dec. 1840, d. 21 Oct. 1923

vii. Alma Cornelia Culp, b. July 1844

viii. Irene (Irena) Lucinda Culp, b. about 1846, d. 19 Apr. 1874

ix. Melissa (Malissa) Delsina Culp, b. 7 Mar. 1848

x. Henry Duane Culp, b. 2 Apr. 1866, d. 5 Jun. 1951


29. Amanda Tyler was born on 11 Jun 1809 in New York, New York, New York and died on 9 Sep 1888 in Elysian, Le Sueur, Minnesota at age 79. Amanda married Jonathan Culp in 1828 in , Niagara, New York.


30. Jeremiah C. "Jerry" Noble, son of Oliver Noble and Laurana Crofoot, was born about 1811 in

Vermont and died after 1880 in Girard, Branch, Michigan. Jeremiah married Beulah Rockwood.


Children from this marriage were:

15 i. Emarilla Lorraine Noble

ii. Elizabeth Noble

iii. Margaret Noble


31. Beulah Rockwood , daughter of Joshua Rockwood, was born on 16 Sep 1810 in , Orleans, New York and died on 19 Oct 1874 in Girard, Branch, Michigan at age 64. The cause of her death was Consumption. Beulah married Jeremiah C. "Jerry" Noble.




      Michigan Death Index.



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