William M. Culumber
The following information is courtesy
of Robert Roth of California. If you have further information
about this family, please contact him at [Bedivere17@yahoo.com]
From Robert Roth:
Ancestry.com lists William Culumber as the son of John Cullumber
born 1750 who fought in the Revolution in Virginia. Robert doubts
this link and believes that William Cullumber/Culumber was the son of
Nathaniel Cullember of Calvert County, Maryland. William's mother
Cassandra Bowen of Calvert County. This agrees with what is in
FamilySearch.org and with the research of Robert's aunt. [Note: See
link to Cullumber
Revolutionary War Service Records:]
Nathaniel's censuses show young males of the right
age. See Early
Cullumbers for more on Nathaniel.
William M Cullumber, was born January 17th, 1793 in
Frederick, Maryland. He married Katherine Cameron in Virginia on
December 21st, 1820. Katherine was born on May 6th 1797 in Virginia
also. Her father, Thomas Cameron, was an immigrant from Perthshire,
Scotland and died in Ontario, Canada. Some time after their marriage in
1820, the two moved to Ohio. They were farmers. Both died a day apart,
April 8th & 9th, in Lancaster, Ohio, 1868. I can't find the reasons
of their deaths.
William & Katherine had many children, and one younger son was
Jesse Amos Cullumber, born in Hocking, Ohio on March 3rd, 1833. Jesse
married Rachel Elizabeth Lane, herself born in Ohio on May 12th, 1838.
Rachel's lineage is impressive; I've traced her family back to the
Lanes and Parrs of Tudor times in England.
Jesse fought in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment during the
Civil War, taking part in quite a few actions over 3 years. After the
war, the family moved to Illinois. They were farmers there. Jesse died
in Nov 18th, 1904, Rachel died in Illinois in 1914.
One of their many sons was Emmit William Culumber, dropping an "L" from
the surname, born in Illinois on Feb 2nd, 1869. He married Caroline
Cox, herself born in Illinois on Jun 21st 1878. They too had many
children. One son, Jesse Loys Culumber, was born in Illinois on October
Jesse Loys Culumber is my grandfather. He married Della Jeanette
Griffin who was herself born in Indiana on Jun 9th 1902. They had five
daughters, no sons.
These may be connected to the above
family. Since William married in Jefferson County, this is possibly the
same family group.
FHL 0831292, Berkeley County,
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.
Jefferson County, Virginia was formed from Berkeley in 1801,
these two census records are probably connected to the record in
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
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
Jesse Cullember of VA
1810 Federal Census of Jefferson Co, VA
1 Free White Male 26-45
1 " "
also 3 persons except Indians not taxed
---this entry form Fay Cullunber, cryptic comment
1820 Federal Census of Jefferson Co, VA
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. They look
more like brothers. They may also have been brothers of the
William Cullumber who married in 1820 in Jefferson County.
William Cullunber mar Katherine Cameron 21 Dec 1820-marriage license
Charles Town, West VA, Jefferson CO---Information sent by 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,
1850 Federal Census of Fairfield Co, OH, Hocking Twp, p 319
54 M Farmer 2500
VA over 21, can't read/write
19 M labor
is used here with her permission and the permission of Robert Roth..
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