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Querie list:
#1 - William Culverhouse of Loudoun Co VA
#2 - Ann Cash Hall Culverhouse of Virginia & North Carolina
#3 - Sam Culberhouse/Culverhouse in Bosque Co Texas 1880
#4 - This query could be yours if you send it to me.

Query #1

WILLIAM CULVERHOUSE, (deceased before 1807) - Cloe CULVERHOUSE married George TOLLE Jr on 20 Jan 1807 in Fauquier County, Virginia. The bondsman was James CULVERHOUSE. James made oath that Cloe was over 21, and that she was the daughter of William CULVERHOUSE, deceased.

It is assumed, but not proven, that some of Cloe's siblings were James CULVERHOUSE who married Fanny Battson on 31 Dec 1807, William CULVERHOUSE who married Elizabeth Rector on 4 Dec 1804, Roswell CULVERHOUSE who married Betsy Way on 12 Apr 1814, Elias CULVERHOUSE who married Eliza Dishman on 31 Dec 1818, and Milly CULVERHOUSE who married William Ethell on 25 Jan 1811.

It is also believed that the wife of the Senior William CULVERHOUSE may have been named Cloe and that she was last seen in the 1810 census of Fauquier Co, Virginia. She is listed as head of household with 20200-00101-00 in her house (2 males under 5; 2 males 16-26; 1 female 16-26 and 1 female over 45).

In the records of neighboring Loudoun County, there is a will for a John CULVERHOUSE in 1742. It isn't known how he may have been related to William CULVERHOUSE. There was also a reference to a Eleanor CULVERHOUSE in 1771. William CULVERHOUSE an Cloe CULVERHOUSE were witness to the will of Moses Ball in 1786.

New evidence is coming to light that the CULVERHOUSE family may have been in Fairfax County, Virginia. I have always believed that the Virginia families, and the North Carolina families are related. The clues my lie in the Fairfax County records.

That is all the data that I have on these Virginia CULVERHOUSE people at this time. It is a family I would very much like to take back to the immigrant ancestor.

(Submitted by Thoren Tolle Meyers)

Query #2


I am very new to researching the Culverhouse clan although I have been aware of them for several years. My gggggg grandfather was Joseph Cash b 1706 in Westmoreland Co, Washington Parish, Virginia. He died in Granville County NC about 1780. He had five children with his first wife Susannah Mason between 1733 and 1744 in Prince William Parrish (Fairfax County VA). After his first wife died he married "a woman of the Culverhouse family" named Elizabeth Bryant (Culverhouse??) in Fairfax County. Elizabeth and Joseph Cash Sr. had eight more children between 1750 and 1771. There is much controversy surrounding this Joseph Cash due to his advanced age at the birth of his last children. It is believed that the Cash, Hall Turner and Culverhouse families migrated to Granville County NC around 1774.

In their Revolutionary War Pension Applications, both Peter Cash and James Cash (children of Elizabeth and Joseph Cash) give as their place of birth Fairfax Co VA and that they moved from there to Granville Co NC in 1774.

Susannah Mason and Joseph Cash first child was my ggggg grandmother Ann Cash, who married A Hall man in King George or Fairfax Co VA I had always believed that Ann Cash had married John Hall and that they and their children Joseph Cash Hall, Futrill Hall, Henry (Henery) Hall, John Hall and their youngest child Susannah Hall believed to be born between 1770-1774 had migrated to Granville County NC in 1774.

I recently learned that an Ann Cash Hall was the administratrix for the estate of Futeral Hall in 1767 in Fairfax Co VA. Was she his wife? daughter in law? was she my Ann Cash Hall? She was said to have a son Futrell (Futrill) Hall.

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In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Welman Culverhouse of Granville County of State of North Carolina being sick but of sound & disposing memory, do make & ordain and constitute this my last will and testament in manner & form following to wit; I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Culverhouse alias Elizabeth Hall, two cows & calves one feather bed & one half the pewter that I posssess provided nevertheless that if my daughter Elizabeth aforesaid should chance to die without heirs that then (illegible word) in that case it is my will that the property herein divised to her, be by my Executors delivered to my son Thomas Culverhouse alias Thomas Hall. I lend unto my beloved house keeper Ann Hall all the residue of my estate real & personal not heretofore divised during her natural life or widowhood, and at the expiration of her life or widowhood, it is my express will & desire that all the estate so lent as aforesaid be givin hereby declared to be the property of my son Thomas Culverhouse alias Thomas Hall & if it sould so happen that my son Thomas should die without heirs lawfully begotten of his body, that it is my will & desire that the estate herein divised to him at the death or expiration of the widowhood of his mother go to Jeremiah Gilmore Culverhouse (there are 4 words I cannot make out) so it is my will & desire that all my just debts be paid as soon as it can conveniently be done & lastly I do hereby appoint my son Jeremiah Gilmoore Culverhouse my friend James M. Lemoore & William Hunt my Executors to this my last will & testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 4th day of September A.D. 1789.

Signed sealed & acknowledged this to be will of the testator Thomas W.Culverhouse (his mark) in presence of William Hunt, Nathaniel Waller, James M Lemoore.

Granville County November Court AD 1789. Last Will & testament was regularly proven in open court by the testimony of Wm. Hunt & Nathaniel Waller, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto ordered to be recorded.

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August Court 1789 Jeremiah Gilmore Culverhouse qualified as Executor to this will Nancy Ann Hall:

In the name of God Amen. I Nancy Culverhouse of the county of Granville and state of North Carolina being very sick & weak but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God calling to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all women once to dye do make and ordain this my last will and testament which I give and bequeath in the following manner & form: First I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter in law Rhody Culverhouse and all her children all my property that I possess to be equally divided between them for them freely to be possessed with and enjoyed and I hearby make my beloved son Thomas Culverhouse executor to this my last will and testament and I do hearby utterly disallow revoke & annul all and every other former testaments wills legacys and bequeaths by me in any wise before named willed and bequeaths ratefying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness I have hearto set my hand and fixed my seal this 29th day of May 1819.          Nancy Culverhouse (her mark)
W. Jones, Jonathan Laws

Thomas Culverhouse qualified State of North Carolina Granville County August Court AD 1821. The execution of the foregoing last will & testament of Nancy Culverhouse decd was duly proven on oath in open court by Moses Jones & Jonathan Lawes the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. At the same time came forward Thomas Culverhouse and qualified as executor to the same.

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If the Ann Cash Hall (Nancy Ann Hall) that was common law wife of Thomas W. Culverhouse is the daughter of Joseph Cash Sr. Formerly of Fairfax, and she was a Widow before the time migration it is possible that she might have migrated with Thomas W. Culverhouse, her son Joseph Cash Hall and family, her father and brother Joseph Cash Sr. and Jr. from Fairfax Co, VA to Granville Co, NC.

When Thomas Culverhouse Jr. married Rhody Turner 6 May, 1795 in Granville, NC. "Briant" Cash was listed as their bondsman. Bryant Cash was Ann Cash Hall's nephew.

Unfortunately I have been unable to obtain or even find a Library copy of the book The Cash Family - From Virginia To Arkansas and Oklahoma" by Jean Noel Cash, Sr. This text has more information and sites sources for the above information. Another source of information is a thesis that Don Cash worked on for 20 years, I have more hopes of finding information through this works.

My biggest concern at present is the problem of Ann Cash Hall's daughter Susannah Hall my gggg grandmother was born ca 1770, I had always considered her to be a Hall, but could she be a Culverhouse. Susannah Hall Garner's last child was born in 1819, doubtful that she could have been born before 1770.

Oh what mysteries we face, I will just keep plugging away.

(Submitted by Donna Carmichael)

Query #3


I am looking for ancestors/siblings/descendants of James Madison Cleveland, born May 14 1808 in Elberta, GA; d July 14, 1878. He is buried in the Kimball Cemetery in Bosque County, TX, next to his wife, Emily Cleveland born in 1826; d Sept. 7, 1895. Also buried in the same plot are Ora d/o William and N. Cleveland b Feb 2, 1880; d Dec. 6 1880; and infant son of William and N. Cleveland, born in 1872.

On the 1880 census for Bosque County, Emily Cleveland is shown in the same household as my husband's g-grandmother, Amelia J. Robinson, 27, a widow. Also in the household at that time, along with Amelia's two young sons, Benjamin Franklin Robinson (my husband's grandfather) and Eugene Yandle Robinson, and a laborer, Sam Culberhouse (19). `

I suspect Emily was Amelia's mother. I do not know if Sam may have been related to them -- a nephew, perhaps. We do not know Amelia's maiden name. Anyhow, I have looked under Culberhouse and find no such name. I thought perhaps the transcriber may have misspelled the name and it was actually Culverhouse. Are you aware of any Culverhouses in Texas around this time?

Submitted by Lana Robinson

Query #4

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