Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     ANDREW CULP was born in June, 1849, in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, being one of a family of seven children.  His parents were Jacob and Barbara (Berlinger) Culp.  The school days of our subject were very limited, as at the early age of ten he left his parents and began to earn his own living.  He was tossed about to various places until sixteen years of age.  At Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the regular army, being enrolled in the Seventh Cavalry.  His first service in this regiment began at what is now called Hays City, Kansas, and for thirty years he continued to wear Uncle Sam's blue.  During this long period, Mr. Culp participated in many events that have been recorded in the history of his country.  Among those may be mentioned the battle of Washita under General Custer against Chief Black Kettle.  At this time his command secured from the Indians Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Foster who had been held in captivity by the savages for two years.  Mr. Culp was at Santiago under General Shafter, and at El Caney when in the night charge, the one gatling gun served so well to gain the victory.  In the fall of 1898, Mr. Culp received his honorable discharge after this long service for his country which is seldom equaled.  Retiring from the army, he came west where he had been the guardian of the pioneers in the days gone by and selected a place where the Spokane river joins the Columbia.  He owns three hundred and twenty acres of land half of which is excellent for fruit, the balance being adapted to pasture.  He has a good house, barn and so forth which are beautifully situated on a rising table overlooking the river.  Although Mr. Culp has been in almost every portion of the United States, he is quite content to dwell in Lincoln county, feeling sure that he has one of the best places that it is possible for him to possess.  He is making extensive improvements on the estate and the county is to be congratulated in securing Mr. Culp as a permanent citizen.
     In 1902, it was the happy lot of our subject to take as his life partner, Mrs. Mary Franz, the widow of Corporal Joseph Franz, Company B, Sixteenth United States Army, who died and was buried at sea, September 3, 1898, after participating in the war with Spain.