Addison Munch

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Addison Munch

  • Birth 6 Mar 1822
  • Death 23 Nov 1908
  • Burial Seven Fountains, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 38146141

The story of Addison Munch and his now famous love letters to our Mary Magdeline Cullers’ younger sister, Anna Rebecca Cullers, has put new light upon life in Fort Valley, the decade before devastation poured out upon the land of our ancestors in the form of great civil war.
Excerpt from: “The Love Letters of Addison Munch to Anna Rebecca Cullers”, by Margaret (Peggy) Boyce Miotto
The beginning introduction states: “The first thing I was struck with when I saw the original letters Addison wrote to Anna Rebecca Cullers was the beauty of his writing form. One could only imagine the careful hours he spent in so lovingly lavishing them with decorative flourishes. And, as if he were moved by some irresistible and spontaneous urge, artfully written poems appear within the pages of his letters, with adoring, scrolled repetitions of her name: “Anna Rebecca Cullers”.”
The history of their life together had a long courtship with a shortened marriage time and a sad and moving end. Peggy describes it in her “History of Addison and Anna Rebecca (Cullers) Munch: “Addison Munch: born Mar 6, 1822 in Fort Valley; died Nov 23, 1908, at 86 years, 8 months and 17 days old. He was the third of three sons born to Daniel and Mary (Ritenour) Munch of the Fort Valley. Buried in #1 Dry Run Cemetery, Ft. Valley, Va.
Anna Rebecca Cullers: born Feb 19, 1834 in Fort Valley; died Mar 19, 1860, at 26 years and I month old. She was the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Ross) Cullers of the Fort Valley. Buried in #2 Dry Run Cemetery, Ft. Valley, Va.

MARRIAGES AND CHILDREN OF ADDISON
First: married Anna Rebecca Cullers: Dec 15, 1853; he was 31; she 19 Children:
1) Infant son: Oct 28, 1854 died Dec 9, 1854..6 wks
2) Sarah Margaret: Oct 17, 1856; died Jan 13, 1936 married David Lichliter
3) William: Mar 9, 1860; died Sept 7, 1860..6 mos

Second married Mary Ann Shipe: Sept 8, 1860; he 38 Vi; she 22 the dau. of John & Sarah Shipe of Ft. Valley.
1) Eliza Kate: Jul, 1861; died Aug, 1863..2+yrs
2) Susan Frances; Apr 1, 1863; died Feb 9, 1952 married John Ritenour
3) Ida Isabel: May 25, 1865 died Apr 10, 1940 in fire in house Addison built married Win Ritenour

Third married Elizabeth (Knisely) Cullers: Oct 24, 1871; he was 49; she 39; she was the widow of Wm Cullers; dau. of David & Mary Knisely of Ft. Valley; children by Wm Cullers but not with Addison”.


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  • Maintained by: ProjectMgr
  • Originally Created by: 46877736
  • Added: 9 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38146141
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Addison Munch (6 Mar 1822–23 Nov 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38146141, citing Dry Run Cemetery, Seven Fountains, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by ProjectMgr (contributor 48671833) .