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Pre 1810 


Where did the Cullumbers come from?


    There have been several suggestions as to the origin of the surname Cullumber and a number of similar spellings.  For example, there is a town named Culemborg in The Netherlands which is near Utrecht.  However, I have seen no evidence that the earlier Cullumbers were from Holland or Germany.
 
   A more plausible theory is that the earliest Cullember was English since the earliest record in North America found so far is for a Richard Cullumbire.  In an abstract of Virginia Land Patents, Richard Bennett, was granted 2000 acres on the Nausemond River which was due for the importation of forty persons. Richard Cullumbire was among those listed as imported.  The importation was dated 26 June 1638.  This record is, of course, for Virginia.  The next set of records for the surname Cullumber show up in Calvert County, Maryland.  The Nansemond River is near what is now Portsmouth, on the south side of the James River. Calvert County is on the east side of Chesapeake Bay.  That is not next door, but neither is it far away if travel was done via the waterway system.  So it is not beyond belief that there could be a connection. There must have been much coming and going between the settlements on Chesapeake Bay and the James River settlements.  Since we find a Richard Bennet moving to Maryland in 1649 from Virginia, and Richard Bennet records in Calvert County, Maryland, we may justly assume a connection. As it happens, we do also find Richard Cullumbers in Calvert County records, but not until 150 years later.  I have also wondered if there was a family connection between the two families but there are no records to probe this.

RICHARD CULLUMBIRE
    from an abstract of VA land patents (177) Richard Bennett, 2000 acres on Nansemond River; Due for importation of forty persons; among the names of these is one Richard Cullumbire. Importation proved 26 Jun 1638.  Land in Up. Co of New Norfolk adjoining land of John Parrett, beginning at Parrakete Pt.
    ----Nugent-Cavaliers & Pioneers, p 23, 66 sent by Faye Cullember

    "In the difficult years of the 1650's Friends (Quakers) made their first appearance in the MD Colony.  Many came from VA in 1649 led by Richard Bennett.  These puritans had been invited by Gov Stone to settle in MD after their troubles in Nansemond, VA."
    ----Maryland, (from Article by John J Brinkley), "The Sufferings of the Quakers on the Western Shore of Maryland", sent by Faye Cullumber

Robert Barnes, Maryland Genealogies, Volume 1, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1980), 273.
In Churchill family history: He [Elias de Cherchelle, son of Roger de Cherchill, still living in the time of Edward I] married Dorothy, daughter of the ancient family of the Columbers and by her had three sons. Giles Churchill, John Churchill and William Churchill, born 1620. The third son was William Churchill, from whom the family of the Dukes of Marlborough spring through eight generations to Sir Winston Churchill.  (Taken from Collins Peerage, edition of 1810.)

    Calvert County, Maryland was an original county and was formed in 1654.  It was originally called Patuxent.  Since this is a very early county, one would expect to find lovely records which could be searched for Cullumbers.  However, it is a practical impossibility to trace a clear descent among the Cullumbers found in the county because of the tragic annihilation of the records in Calvert County. Calvert County has been invaded twice by the British, once in 1780 and once in 1814. The courthouse was burnt on both occasions.  What records survived those two fires provided fuel for the courthouse fire of 1882. See Calvert County Sources and Searches.

    Cullumbers and names with a similar spelling can be found in early records, prior to 1810 in primarily in Maryland, with a few records in North Caroline, Virginia and Kentucky, and perhaps, Ohio.  I have copied here every record I could find.  If you find more, it is important that you tell me.  It may help construct a plausible theory. 


Censuses 

Censuses:
Most of Cullumbers found in the earliest censuses were in Calvert County, Maryland where there are records of Cullumbers going back to 1700. There is no Cullumber in the 1790 census. This is probably because Calvert County did not survive. 
                                                    
1790 Northwest Territory Residents of Washington County: John Callender [This became Washington County, Ohio, part of which ended up in Ross County, Ohio in 1798. I have not seen the actual record but there is no other information in the index which was published by Accelerated Indexing.] I consider this a possibility because it is in the area which became Ross County.  We need to find out more about this record.]  

1800 Censuses
Under 10/10-16/16-26/26-45/over 45    

Third column is age 16-26 which is where John should be.  He was born December 1778, so he was aged 21 in the 1800 census.  But it is highly likely that at that age, he would not have been at home.  Note that there is no one here who looks like he could be John.
 

1800  
Calvert County, MD page 439, line 2: Jeremiah Cullember         00001-00101-00
Calvert County, MD page 439, line 11: Jesse Cullember         32001-32010-00
Calvert County, MD page 416, line 30: Nathaniel Cullember     22001-00201-00
Calvert County, MD page 439, line 5: Rebecca Cullember          01000-41010-00
Calvert County, MD page 439, line 3: Sarah Cullember recheck this 00000-01101-00
Wilkes County, NC page 32, line 10: Barbara Cullumber         00010-00100-00     
Wilkes County, NC page 32, line 1: Henry Cullumber         10100-00100-00   

1810
Madison County, KY page 202: Henry Cullumber      20010-20010-00
Calvert County, MD page 519: George Cullember     10200-20030-00   
Calvert County, MD page 518: Jeremiah Cullumber 10001-00302-1 slave       
Calvert County, MD page 518 Thomas Cullember     00100-10100-00
Wilkes County, NC page 863: Barbara Cullumber     00100-00001-00
Jefferson County, VA page 186: Jesse Cullumber     00100-00010-03

1820
Jefferson County, VA page 96: Matthew Cullember
Calvert County, MD page 47 Eleanor Cullumber
Calvert County, MD page 42: Hezekiah Cullumber
Calvert County, MD page 45: Sarah Cullumber        
Calvert County, MD page 49: Sofia Cullumber
St. Mary’s County, MD page 70: Joshua Cullumber   
Ross County, Ohio page 259 Concord Twp Richard Collumber 300010-10100-01 [He=26-45] [See War of 1812]



Cullumber Revolutionary War Service Records

John Cullumber in Virginia
Thomas, John and Charles Cullumber in Maryland

Maryland

Taxation:
Calvert County Rent Rolls, 1651-1776, (T.L.C. Genealogy) No Cullumbers

1782 Tax List:
Supplies of the year 1782:
Page 360:
Henry Cullember taxed on 2 horses, 8 cattle, total assessment 34, 1 male over 16, total white inhabitants 5
Jesse Cullember 3 horses, 8 cattle, total assessment 17, 1 male over 16, total white inhabitants 1
Jonathan Cullember 1 male over 16, total white inhabitants 1.
Page 349:
Bryan Cullember 2 horses total assessment 13, 1 male over 15, total white inhabitants 3
Charles Cullember, 1 horse, total assessment 10, 1 male over 16, 1 total white inhabitants.
Jeremiah Cullember 3 horses, total assessment 25, 1 male over 16, 4 total white inhabitants
Page 368:
John E. Cullember 2 horses, 2 cattle total assessment 14, 1 male over 16, 6 total white inhabitants.
Thomas Cullember 3 horses, 4 cattle, total assessment 23, 1 male over 16, 7 total white inhabitants.
William Cullember, 3 horse, 5 cattle, total assessment 29, 2 males over 16, 9 total white inhabitants.

Charles Francis Stein, A History of Calvert County. Nancy O'Conner sent me the following information from this book.  She says that there may be other Cullembers in the tax lists.  They are not alphabetical and she says she might have missed someone. 
A tax record from 1782 for St. Leonards Creek Hundred lists Bryan, Charles and Jeremiah Cullember.
Another tax record from 1782 for the Lower Hundred of the Cliffs lists Henry, Jesse and Jonathan Cullember.
A tax record from 1733 lists Thomas Cullember.

Maryland State Archives, MARYLAND INDEXES   
(Assessment of 1783, Index), 1783, Calvert County, MSA S 1437
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/stagser/s1400/s1437/html/ssi1437e.html
Henry Cullember. CV 3rd District, p. 29. MSA S 1161-3-3    1/4/5/46
John Cullember, III. CV 2nd District, p. 15. MSA S 1161-3-2    1/4/5/46
Thomas Cullember. CV 2nd District, p. 14. MSA S 1161-3-2    1/4/5/46
William Cullember. CV 2nd District, p. 14. MSA S 1161-3-2    1/4/5/46

???? These do not agree. 
Bettie Carothers, 1783 Tax List of Maryland, Volume 1, Cecil, Talbot, Harford, and Calvert Counties, (Lutherville, Maryland: Privately Published, 1977),189.
Page 189, Third District: Jesse Cullember 6 whites, Henry Cullember 6 whites, Nathaniel Cullember 2 whites, John Cullember 5 whites, Benjamin Cullember 3 whites, Jeremiah Cullember 5 whites.
Page 177, Second District, John Cullember, the 3rd 5 whites, Thomas Cullember 7 whites, William Cullember 10 whites.
[Note: Many names have the name of a tract of land after them and the number of acres in the tract.  None of the Cullumbers have any land after their names.]

Oaths of Fidelity
Bettie Stirling Carothers, Signers of the Oath of Fidelity to Maryland during the Revolution,

Page 36: Calvert County, Maryland:
Benjamin Cullember    Charles Cullember
Henry Cullember    Jerre Cullember
Jesse Cullember    John Cullumber
Nathaniel Cullember    Richard Cullember           
William Cullember    John Cullumber           
           
Revolutionary War Military Records:
S. Eugene Clements and F. Edward Wright, The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War, (Silver Spring, Maryland: Family Line, 1987)
A Return of the Militia of Calvert County, from Maryland Historical Society, MS 1146, Box 1.
Page 147: 1777 Edward Wood, Captain:  Includes list of names in militia which includes John Cullumber and Wm. Cullumber.
Page 148: 1777 Walter Smith Captain: List of soldiers includes John Cullumber and Jeremiah Cullumber.
Page 149: 1777 Benjamin Bond, Captain: List of soldiers includes Jess Cullumber, Benj. Cullumber, and Charles Cullumber.

Henry C. Peden, Jr., Revolutionary Patriots of Calvert & St. Mary’s Counties, Maryland,  1775-1783, (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1996), 67.
Cullumber (Cullember), Benjamin, Private, Capt. Benjamin Bond’s Co, Calvert County Militia, 1778. [Ref: J-1146, M-149]. Took the Oath of Allegiance in Calvert County in 1778 [Ref: L-36]
Cullumber (Cullember), Charles, Private, Capt. Benjamin Bond’s Co., Calvert County Militia, 1778. [Ref: J-1146, M-149]. Took the Oath of Allegiance in Calvert County in 1778 [Ref: L-36]
Cullumber (Cullember), Henry. Took the Oath of Allegiance in Calvert County in 1778 [Ref: L-36]
Cullumber (Cullember), Jerre. Took the Oath of Allegiance in Calvert County in 1778 [Ref: L-36]
Cullumber (Cullember), Jesse. Private, Capt. Benjamin Bond’s Co., Calvert County Militia, 1778. [Ref: J-1146, M-149]. Took the Oath of Allegiance in Calvert County in 1778 [Ref: L-36]
Cullumber (Cullember), John. (1) Private, Calvert County, enlisted by Lt. Nathaniel Wilson on 23 August 1776 [Ref: D-34, which listed the name as “John Cullember”] Private, Capt. Walter Smith’s Co, Calvert County Militia, 1778 [Ref: J-1146, —148]. (2) Private, Capt. Edward Wood’s Co, Calvert County Militia, 1778.  

PERSI References in the Calvert County Maryland Genealogy Newsletter

Volume 7, no. 6 (September 1992) page 5:
Ann Cullember, wife of John Cullumber, Calvert County, name changed to Ann Williams, 5 January 1827. John Cullember of Calvert County, surname changed to Williams.  John was born out of wedlock, his mother Mary Cullember is since dead and he hath assumed the name of Williams, married and hath a child. Mary Ann Cullember, daughter of John and Ann, of Calvert County, name changed to Williams, 5 January 182[sic]

Volume 8, no. 6 ( September 1987)
Volume 9, no. 5 ( September 1989)
Volume 11, no. 8 (November 1996)
Volume 11, no. 8 (November 1996)
Volume 11, no. 9 (December 1996)
Volume 12, no. 1 (April 1997)
Volume 12, no. 10 (September 1998)
Allen. M. Cullumber and Jas. W. Cullember very late. Same family as in Volume 13. 
Also page 8: John Buckingham married 31 January 1776 Sarah Cullember, daughter of Thomas Cullember, Jr. And Mary; Issue: Buckingham children.
Volume 13, no. 3 (June 1998) page 4:
Allen M. Cullumber, born ca. 1902, died 14 January 1981, A. A. County [Anne Arundel], married Mary Iva –, issue: Dorothy Thelma, married —Wood; Mary Ellen married —Musick; and Donald.
James William Cullember, born 1862 married ca. 1886, Margaret A. Brady.
Much on later generations.
Volume 14, no. 6 (September 1999) [Listed as 1998 in error in PERSI.], page 1-2:
Thos. Cullember, m. Alice –; issue: Elizabeth A., born 16 December 1714; Rebecca born 25 December 1717 married 19 February 1784, Cornelius Barker; Thos. Jr., born 6 April 1719; and John, born 9 January 1923[sic]. Source Christ Church Register.
Elizabeth Cullember, Jr., born 6 April 1719, died 1769, Calvert County, married Robert French, born ca. 1686, died 1758, issue: Benjamin, born 1747. Thos Cullember, Jr. Born 6 April 1719, married Mary ----, issue Sarah married John Buckingham. Benjamin French, born 1747, married 25 June 1774, Ann Gist, Issue Benjamin, Jr, born 1770; Jacob born 1774; and Daniel born 177-. Sarah Cullember, married 31 January 1776 John Buckingham: Issue: Mary, etc.  Also many French entries. 

Raymond B. Clark, Jr., An Index to Calvert County, Maryland Wills 1700-1777 and an Index to Calvert County, Maryland Wills, 1654 to 1700, (Arlington, Virginia: Privately Published, 1981). No Cullumbers in index. 

Elise Greenup Jourdan, Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume 5, (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line, 199?), 317.
She [Mary Crompton] was also a creditor in the estate of Thomas Cullimber in Calvert County, 30 September 1745.(1&A 31.348)

Elise Greenup Jourdan, Colonial Records of Southern Maryland,
Christ Church Parish, Calvert County:
Page 84: John Buckingham married Sarah Cullember, daughter of Thomas and Mary Cullember on 31 January 1776.
Page 85: Calvert County Marriages by Rev. Francis Louder
Nathaniel Cullember married Cassandra Bowen 8 November 1788
page 81: Confirmed on Sunday 4 May 1794, by the Right Rev’d Docter Clagger, Bishop of Maryland. (Page 83) Casse Cullember.

Ailene W. Hutchins, Calvert County, Maryland Early Land Records, (Prince Frederick, Maryland: Privately Published,     )
F. 15– 26 July 1786, Nathaniel Cullember and his wife Cassandra, to Eason Edmund for £6-13-3 sold land named Neighborhood on one of the branches of Battle Creek, except that [part] already sold to John Sedwick.
F. 19 –26 July 1786, Eason Edmunds and wife, Dorothy (as one of the co-heiresses of Hezehiah Bowen) to Nathaniel Cullember and his wife Cassandra (as one of the co-heiresses of Hezekiah Bowen) interest in 27 ½ acres, Neighborhood.
F. 20 –26 July 1786, Nathaniel Cullember and his wife Cassandra, to John Sedwick for £52-7-7, 27 ½ acres, Neighborhood, on one of the branches of Battle Creek.
F. 74 – 24 November 1886, George W. Boyd to Charles H. Monnett, land called Ireland’s Hope, and run with the land lately owned by George W. Wood to intersect the land of Brooklyn Cullember and George Hardesty and with Hardesty to intersect Hog Haunt and with Hog Haunt to the land of Washington Dorsey then west to the beginning.

Mildred Bowen O’Brien, Calvert County, Maryland, Family Records, 1670-1929, (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1978).
Page 6: Christ Church Register
Thomas Collembre and Alice, his wife:
Elizabeth, daughter, born 16 December 1714
Rebecca, daughter, born 25 December 1717
Thomas, son, born 6 April 1719
John, son, born 9 January 1723

page 58: Christ Church Baptisms
Hezekiah Collumber, baptized 9 July 1846

Page 127:
Nathaniel Cullember married Cassandra Bowen, 8 November 1778

Page 131: St. James Register of southern Anne Arundel County, and/ or the West River Charge Records, involving people from Calvert County.
Cornelius Barker and Miss Rebecca Cullember were married at St. James on 19 February 1784.

Page 136: Marriages in Anne Arundel County
Edward Turner and Mary Cullember married 8 January 1784.

Maryland Archives Volume 12, page 521-2
[Cullumber’s Petition.] Original.
Headquarters, Annapolis, 1 December 1776
The Humble Petition of Thomas Culllumber in Behalf and for his two far absent children Humbly Sheweth–
That your Petitioner has two small children in Calvert County and the oldest of them not being above five and a half years old, they are incapable of doing any thing for themselves, and at the same time, most honorable Gentlemen, I am to inform you that after the death of my wife and the time of my enlistment, I agreed with a friend of mine there to take care of them for a limited time But through the frowns of Providence and the misfortunes of the world, he has fell through and reduced to the very lowest ebb of Poverty, so that, most Honorable Gentlemen, he is incapable of affording or aiding himself any support, let alone any subsistence for my two far absent infants, and without some relief, and that quickly, they must inestimably perish.  Likewise most Gracious and considerate Gentlemen I am to inform you, that the person with whom I left my poor infants, wrote me that I must go down immediately in order to provide a living for my children as he was under the necessity of going to Frederick. Therefore most honorable Gentlemen I hope you will take the low and deplorable condition of your poor petitioners two children’s situation into your most serious consideration and grant him some leave of absence or other method to provide for them and your poor petitioner shall ever be in duty bound to pray.
To Thomas Cullumber.
The honorable the Council of Safety, now sitting in the city of Annapolis, These by submission present, the Petition of Thomas Cullumber, private belonging to the Train of Artillery 2nd Maryland, Montross’s, CSJ Thursday 12 December 1776.

Robert Barnes, Maryland Marriages 1801 to 1820, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1993), 69,
Thomas Glenn married 18 July 1816, Gartha (?) Colember
This is listed as from source 17 BA 12.  Register of East Baltimore Station, Methodist Episcopal Church, Original Register on microfilm MF M412 at MSA.


Laws Made and Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Maryland, at a Session Begun and Held at the City of Annapolis, on the Last Monday of December, 1826, (Annapolis, Maryland: Jonas Green, 1827), 3-4.  Copy at:  <http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000437/html/am437--3.html>       
At a Session of the General Assembly of Maryland, in and held at the City of Annapolis, on the last Month of December, being the twenty-fifth day of the said month, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, and ended the thirteenth day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven,
       His Excellency, Joseph Kent, Esquire, Governor, the following laws were enacted, to wit:     
Chapter III.
An Act to change the name of John Cullember, and of Ann his wife, and of Mary Ann, his daughter, of Calvert County, to the name of John Williams, Ann Williams, and Mary Ann Williams. Passed Jan 5, 1827
        WHEREAS John Cullember, of Calvert county, hath set forth by his petition, that he was born out of wedlock, and that his mother Mary Cullember, is since dead, and that he hath since assumed the name of Williams, and hath married, and hath a wife and child, and is anxious to have the name of Williams confirmed to him and his said wife and child by law; Therefore,
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the name of the said John Cullember, and Ann his wife, and Mary Ann, his daughter, and of each of them, is hereby changed and altered unto the name of John Williams, Ann Williams, and Mary Ann Williams, and they and their descendants, and the descendants of each of them, shall at all times hereafter, be called and known by, and hold and use the name of Williams only, and by such name shall sue and be sued in any court of law or equity.
Lawful acts hereafter made, to be valid.
2. And be it enacted. That all securities, promises, contracts, assurances, deeds and lawful acts whatsoever, hereafter to be made and done by, and to the said John Cullember and Ann his wife, and Mary Ann, his daughter, or cither of them, by the name of John Williams, Ann Williams, and Mary Ann Williams, shall be of the same force, validity and effect, and of equal avail to all intents and purposes, as if the name of John Williams, Ann Williams, and Mary Ann Williams, had been the true and proper name of the said John Cullember, and Ann his wife, and Mary Ann, his daughter, from their births, any law or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.
To transmit inheritance
3. And be it enacted, That the said John Williams shall be, and he is hereby made capable in law, to transmit inheritance, as if born in wedlock.


Virginia


Elenor Cullumber married 1807 Jefferson County, Virginia [WV] Daniel Biggs.  

FHL 0831292, Berkeley County, Virginia court orders 1795-1815, page 21. 
Orders of February Court 1798: 
Order to bind Cullumber
This would have been an order to bind a Cullumber as an apprentice.  No further information is in the court order book.  Another branch of my family was in Berkeley County and I have had an opportunity to search a lot of books and records.  I found no further Cullumber records in the County.

VA Gazette mention of John Cullumber, deserter in Mar 1779.  This newspaper covered a very large area.  This does not mean he was in Virginia.

Since Jefferson County, Virginia was formed from Berkeley in 1801, these two census records are probably connected to the record in Berkeley County.
There are two census records for Cullumbers early in Virginia.  1810 has Jesse Cullumber in Jefferson County. 1820 has Jeremiah Cullumber in Jefferson County.

There was also a John Cullumber in the 7th Virginia Virginia Regiment See
Cullumber Revolutionary War Service Records 
This man may be connected to the Berkeley County records. He was in Captain Will Johnston's company in the 7th Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Daniel Morgan.  Morgan County was named after this man. The 7th was supposed to have come primarily from around the area of Frederick and Berkeley Counties.  We need to track down some of the other people in this unit to see if the members of this company were from Berkeley County also. In 
Historic Shepherdstown, by Danske Dandridge, there are many mentions of soldiers in Colonel Daniel Morgan's troops in this time frame.  It specifically says that he raised 11 companies from this area in 1777-1778. However, there is no mention of Wm/Will Johnston's Company, nor of a Cullumber. This book is on Google Books and available free. It has a transcription of the early rent rolls from the 1770s but there is no Wm/Will Johnston on the list. 

North Carolina
North Carolina:
    I am told that there was considerable coming and going from Maryland to North Carolina at this time. If this is true, it is possible that the North Carolina Cullumbers were transplants from Maryland.  It also appears that they may have moved to Kentucky after a few years.  

        The surname Cullumber appears in the 1800 and 1810 U.S. censuses of North Carolina in Wilkes County.   Consequently, I have diligently searched published material for additional references to the name.  I have not found any although I have located a similar surname, Cullifer, in the state. It seems to me that the two surnames could be confused. On the other hand, I have not located Cullifer’s who have any apparent connection to the two Cullumbers in the censuses.

Census Records:
There do not appear to be any Cullembers in the 1790 U.S. Census in North Carolina.  The published indexes do not show any names which might be Cullember.  The 1790 census for Wilkes County survived and the handwriting on the census is clear and easy to read.  I paged the county and found nothing of interest.  There are no Cullumbers in the 1820 Wilkes County, North Carolina Census index.         

North Carolina

1800 U.S. Census of Wilkes County, North Carolina.
Wilkes County, NC page 32, line 10: Barbara Cullumber         00010-00100-00     
Wilkes County, NC page 32, line 1: Henry Cullumber         10100-00100-00

1810 U.S. Census of Wilkes County, North Carolina
Wilkes County, NC page 863: Barbara Cullumber             00100-00001-00

Note that Henry is not in the 1810 census.  However, there is a Henry Cullumber in the 1810 U.S. Census in Kentucky.  It is possible that Henry of North Carolina moved to Kentucky. The ages would match. 
                                                        
1810 U.S. Census of Madison County, Kentucky
Madison County, KY page 202: Henry Cullumber              20010-20010-00

Alvaretta Kenan Register, State census of North Carolina, 1784-1787, (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973.) There are no Cullumbers in this. However, there are some Cullifers. 

Clarence Ratcliff, North Carolina Taxpayers 1701 to 1786, There are no Cullumbers of any spelling in this book. 

Mae R. Hayes, compiler, Wilkes County Marriages,(North Wilkesboro, North Caroline: Wilkes County Genealogical Society.)
    Volume 1: Before 1800
    Volume 2: 1800 to 1820
    There are no surnames which might be construed to be Cullumber/Colember/Cullifer.

There are several sets of abstracted tax records and state censuses which have been published. I checked them and found no mention of any name which could be Cullumber. 

Wilkes County was created in 1777 and land and marriage records from 1778 are available. If  the Cullumber family had spent many years and several generations there, they would be expected to have left some records.  In fact, they did not. 

Jackson, Ronald Vern. Early North Carolina. 7 vols. Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1980–. (FHL book 973 D2jeno; computer number 121249.) Each volume is alphabetized. The names of these volumes are also listed in the Accelerated Indexing Systems fiche searches 1, 2, and 3 and in the FamilyFinder™ Index and Viewer described previously

From "Wilkes County, North Carolina, deeds 1778-1815, Vol. 2":
Title page
Index page beginning with the name Keeton
Index page beginning with the name Cockerham
Index page beginning with the name Bryer

The names Cullumber/Colember, were not listed.

* From "Wilkes County, North Carolina, deeds 1778-1815, Vol 1":
Title page
Index page beginning with the name Chapman
Index page beginning with the name Lewis

The names Cullumber/Colember, Lill(e)y, Clover were not listed.


Miscellaneous Information by Name.


By Name:
John Collember

2 in oath of 1778 in Calvert Co, MD

Served in Capt Robert Soller's Co on 15 Oct 1748 [See also Thomas and Henry]
[King George's War (1744–1748) is the name given to the operations in North America that formed part of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748). It was the third of the four French and Indian Wars.]

John Cullember-Test. Proceedings 27 May 1772 "Robert Gardner, his Will and Testamentary Bond by John Gardner, Henry Gardner his Exors with John Gray and John Cullember their Surities in the sum of 1000 Sterling dated 2 Jan 1772"
    ---Faye Cullember--presumably Calvert Co

Archives of MD, XVIII-Muster Rolls of MD Troops in Amer Rev. 1775-1783
p 34 John Cullember, enlisted by Nathaniel Wilson, passed by Benj Mackall, 4th, Aug 23, 1776
From Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution. , index p 198 Cullember, John 7 Cl,

[Note: This may be the same John who was listed as a deserter in the Virginia Newspaper article.]   
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Thomas Cullember
Served in Capt Robert Soller's Co on 15 Oct 1748 [See also John and Henry]
[King George's War (1744–1748) is the name given to the operations in North America that formed part of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748). It was the third of the four French and Indian Wars.]

Revolutionary War Records:
Thomas Collember Pvt, Rev Army ( Invalid pensioner, whose residence cannot be ascertained in consequence of the destruction of the papers of the War office in 1801 & 1814) Pensioned Act of 7 Jun 1785 from 4 Mar 1789 at $40 per annum (US Pension Roll 1835, p 20)   
Archives of MD, XVIII-Muster Rolls of MD Troops in AMer Rev. 1775-1783
p 395 Thomas Cullumber, private, 5th Co, 3rd Reg 1781
    -----Faye Cullember

Christ Church Parish, Calvert Co, MD
    Sarah Cullember (d/o Thomas and Mary) m John Buckingham 31 Jan 1778
  
[Probably two generations here. Sarah could be dau of either.  Faye has a Thomas born about 1725 but does not indicate why presumably because of Sarah.]

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Henry Cullember

one in oath of 1778
 
Served in Capt Robert Soller's Co on 15 Oct 1748 [See also John and Thomas]
[King George's War (1744–1748) is the name given to the operations in North America that formed part of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748). It was the third of the four French and Indian Wars.]
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Cassie Cullember
Cassie Cullember, age 57, was confirmed on Sunday 6 May 1794.
    (Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD) from Faye
[Presumably this is Calvert Co, This Cassie is too old to be Nathaniel's wife.  It may be a widow, wife or unmarried dau]

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Nathaniel Cullember

One in oath of 1778

Archives of MD, XVIII-Muster Rolls of MD Troops in Amer Rev. 1775-1783
p 33 Nath'l Cullember, enlisted by Capt John Brooke, passed by Joseph Wilkinson 26 Jul 1776

Nathaniel Cullember M Cassandra Bowen 8 Nov 1778 Christ Church Parish, Calvert Co, MD married by Rev Francis Londe    ---Calvert Co Maryland Family Records 1670-1929, compiled by Mildred Bowen O' Brien, Gateway Press, Inc Baltimore 1978, p 127 (from DAR card file)

Land Records show Nathaniel Cullember and his wife Cassandra as one of the Co-heiresses of Hezekiah Bowen purchased interest of Eason Edmunds and wife Dorothy (the other co-heiress listed) in 27 1/2 acres of land called "Neighborhood" on of the branches of Battle Creek and resold part of it to John Sedwick and part to Eason Edmund, all transactions on 26 Jul 1786. p 15, 19, 20 of original records
    --- Calvert Co, MD Early Land Records, Compiled by Ailene W Hutchins, DAR LIbrary, p 2-3 

1800 Census of Christ Church Parish, Calvert Co, MD, DAR copy, p 6
Nathaniel Cullember
    2  free white males    under 10
    2    "  "      "             10-16
    1    "  "      "            45 and over
    2    "  "  females          16-26
    1    "  "      "            45 and over

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Mary Cullumber M Edward Turner 8 Jan 1784 (Church records of St James Register of Anne Arundel Co and/or the West River Charge Records involving people from Calvert Co)
---Calvert Co Maryland Family Records 1670-1929, compiled by Mildred Bowen O' Brien, Gateway Press, Inc Baltimore 1978, p 136
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Rebecca Cullumber mar Cornelius Barker 19 Feb 1784  Church records of St James Register of Anne Arundel Co and/or the West River Charge Records involving people from Calvert Co)
---Calvert Co Maryland Family Records 1670-1929, compiled by Mildred Bowen O' Brien, Gateway Press, Inc Baltimore 1978, p 131


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William Cullember

One in oath of 1778
 
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Richard Cullember

one in oath of 1778

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Jesse Cullember

One in oath of 1778 in Calvert Co, MD

1800 Federal Census of Christ's Church Parish, Calvert Co, MD, DAR print copy p 6
Jesse Cullember
    3 Free White Males     under 10
    2     2  "       "    "        10-16
    1  "     "    "         45 and over
    3  "     "  females    under 10
    2  "     "    "         10-16
    1  "     "    "        26-45

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Jesse Cullember of VA

1810 Federal Census of Jefferson Co, VA
    Jesse Cullember
    1 Free White Male 26-45
    1   "    "   Female 16-26
    also 3 persons except Indians not taxed 
    ---this entry form Fay Cullunber, cryptic comment hers
1820 Federal Census of Jefferson Co, VA
    Matthus Cullumber
    1 m under 10
    1 m 26-45
    2 f under 10
    1 f 16-26
    engaged in manufacturing
    ---this entry from Faye who comments that this may be Matthew of Union Co and son of Jesse but the ages look wrong for that. 
   
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Jeremiah Cullember

One in oath of 1778 (Jerre)

1800 Federal Census of Christ's Church Parish, Calvert Co, MD, DAR print p 6
Jeremiah Cullember
    1 Free White Male     age 45 or over
    1 "     "   female    age 16-25
    1 "     "    "        age 45 or over

1810 Federal Census of Calvert Co, MD, DAR printed copy alphabetical listing
Jeremiah Cullember
    1 Free White Male age 45 or over
    1  "     "    "         under 10         
    3  "     "  Females     16 to 25         
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Charles Cullember

One in oath of 1778

Rev War Records
Drafted but did not show
  
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Benjamin Cullember

One in oath of 1778

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Rebecca Cullember (prob widow)

1800 Fed Census of Christ's Church Parish, Calvert Co, MD, DAR print copy p 6
Rebecca Cullember
    1 male 10-16
    4 females under 10
    1 female 10-16
    1 female 26-45

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Thomas Cullember

1810 Federal Census of Calvert Co, MD, DAR printed copy is alphabetical
  Thomas Cullember
    1 Free White Male     age 16-26
    1  "     "  Female          under 10
    1  Free White Male          16-26

War of 1812 Record:
Pvt in 31 Reg Hodgkin's and Tany's MD Militia, Capt Benjamin Gray's Detachment, Served 10 Jun 1814 to 14 Jun 1814

Sarah Cullember (prob widow)

1820 Fed Census of Christ's Church Parish, Calvert Co, MD, DAR print Copy p 6
Sarah Cullember
    1 Free White Female 10-16
    1 "     "     "     16-26
    1 "      "      "      45 and over
Thomas Cullember is the only one with a dau under 10 in the 1800 census who is missing from the 1810 census)

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Hezekiah Cullember

1820 Fed. Census of Calvert Co, MD
    4 Free White Males      under 10
    1 Free White Male      45 and over
    2  "    "   Female      under 10
    1  "    "     "         16-26

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William Cullember

William Cullunber mar Katherine Cameron 21 Dec 1820-marriage license Charles Town, West VA, Jefferson CO---Faye Cullumber

War of 1812 Record:
Pvt in Capt Jacob Fry's Co Inf 4 Reg VA Militia, Col Huston under General Parter, Enlisted 15 Jul 1814, Discharge 1 Oct 1814, age 60 years on 17 Jan 1855, in 1851 a resident of Fairfield Co, OH.  PO Lancaster, OH, signed with mark, witness by Geo Kaufman, Geo Smith
    Unindexed bounty land record for William Cullember, National Archives. 

1830 Fed Census of Frederick Co, MD-From Faye
    1 Free White Male     5-10
    1  "    "     "         30-40
    1  "    "    Female    5-10
    1 "     "     "         30-40

1850 Federal Census of Fairfield Co, OH, Hocking Twp, p 319
    William Cullember    54    M Farmer    2500    MD
    Catherine          53    F            VA over 21, can't read/write
    Rachel        21    F            VA
    Saul H        19    M     labor        VA
    Jesse A          16    M            OH
    Dorah E         12    F            OH   

[note VA militia, born in MD]   

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Joshua Cullember


 St. Mary's County Marriage Licenses (7533 Persons)
 St. Mary's Clerk's Office.
Joshua Cullumber mar Mary Sanner 15 May 1817 at Leonardtown, St Mary's County, Maryland


War of 1812 Record:
Pvt in Capt William Clare, commanded by Col Miley Taney, 31 Reg of MD Militia, served about one year according to bounty land application, from 18 Jul 1814 to 22 Jul 1814 according to Service record.  He says he enlisted at Drum Point, Calvert Co, MD and was discharged near St Leonard's Creek, Calvert Co, MD but received no written discharge.  Application made 11 Mar 1851 and that he was then aged 63, signed Joshua Cullember in St Mary's County Court.  Joseph Spalding of Leonardtown MD is listed as Joshua's agent.
    ---Unindexed Bounty Applications, Joshua Cullumber, National Archives


1820 Fed Census of St Mary's Co, MD--Faye Cullember

    Joshua Cullumber
    1 M 26-45            2 engaged in agriculture, 9 persons except
    1 F under 10            Indians
    1 F 16-26            not taxed 4 m under 14 slave
    1 F 45 and over                  1 m 14-26   slave
                            1 f under 14  "
                            1 f 14-26     "

1850 Fed Census of St Mary's Co, MD 577/588-Faye Cullumber
     Joshua Cullumber        63 bn Calvert Co, MD
    Mary M    "        53  bn St Mary's Co, Md
    Mary M    "        12        "
    Philippy Woodard         40        "
    Margaret E  ?        7        "
    Joshua      ?        2        "

[note he enlisted at Drum Point but ended up in St Mary's Co, MD]

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Elinor Cullember mar Daniel Biggs 15 Mar 1807 Frederick Co, MD
    ----Faye Cullember
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Henry Cullember mar Elizabeth Grub Cromwell 26 Dec 1823 in Hagerstown, Washington Co, MD.  Henry was born 30 Nov 1797 pro Jefferson Co, VA d: 25 May 1865 near Delmont, OH buried Mt Zion Cem, Hocking Twp.  She B: 20 Aug 1807 prob Frederick Co, VA, D: 24 Mar 1888 near Delmont, OH.  Had 11 children, most born in Ross Co, OH.  Info from descendants.  from Faye Cullember.

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Mary Columber mar Charles Merchant 26 May 1807 in Frederick Co, MD
    ---Faye Cullumber
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Elinor Cullember (prob widow)

1820 Fed Census of Calvert Co. MD
    Elinor Cullember
    1 m under 10
    1 f under 10
    1 F 26-45
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Sofia Cullember (prob widow)
 1820 Fed Census of Calvert Co, MD
    Sofia Cullember
    1 F under 10
    1 F not clear on Faye's sheet-prob 16-26

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Columbus Cullember

Columbus Cullember mar Rebecca Smith 7 Sep 1816 in Baltimore Maryland, mar by McCaine
    ---Faye Cullumber
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George Cullember

Pvt/Pvt 31 Reg Taney's MD Militia, Cpt Benjamin Gray's Detachment, ordered on service in June, 1814.  Capt Hance's Co, Served 10 Jun 1814 to 12 Jun 1814, owed $.79.  Roll dated 2 Dec 1814, Calvert Co, MD.

1810 Fed Census of Calvert Co, MD DAR print copy alphabetical
    George Cullember
    1 Male under 10
    2 males 16-25
    2 females under 10
    3 females 25-45
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Jesse Collumore

1820 Fed Census of Anne Arundel Co, MD, p 63 (66)
    Jesse Collumore
    1 M 20-29


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