Emily Elizabeth Sipes is the daughter of Nelson Sipes and Henrietta Allen. Nelso married Henrietta April 28 1837 in Barton. She died Jan 10 1860 and is buried in the Sheffield Cem. Beverly. Nelson then married Nancy Bauman about 1861, daughter of Wendell Bauman and Susannah Bricker.She was born Aug 31 1829, Bloomingdale, Waterloo, Ontario and died 1889. She was first married to Joseph Stauffer. Nelson and Henrietta had the following children, Emily Elizabeth, Mary Jane, John C., James Alvin, Jane and Nettie.
Nelson's father was Jacob,then Jacob,Johann Jacob, and Christoper Seip.
Emily Elizabeth was born c1838 Beverly Twsp. In 1859 she married John Culham.
John Culham was born Lot 6 North 1/2 of Con. 7, Beverly, and when he was old enough he took over the farm. John and Emily raised 12 children. Two small children, Marie and Josie died in infancy. Nettie died 1886 when still a young woman. She kept house for her brother Nelson for three years before his marriage. The other 9 children grew up on th original homestead. They were Nelson, the eldest, who bought Lot 6 Con 8 south part; James, the last Culham to own this farm, ran it for a few years after his father's death, and he later moved to West river road where he was killed by a runaway horse. Dr. David, a vet, moved to Wisconsin. Silas moved to Powassin; Millicent married James McArthur; John died with smallpox;Robert.Emily and John's children were:
William Nelson 1860-1946
Henrietta Culham 1862-1886
Millacent 1871- married James McArthur
George J. 1872-1877
Annie Bertha 1879
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