Posted By:William Culverhouse
Subject:Culverhouses of Virginia, Maryland (?) and Berkshure (?)
Post Date:February 27, 2010 at 11:10:51
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Forum:Fairfax County, VA Genealogy Forum
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I am hoping that you can help me in my research of my Culverhouse ancestors.

I have traced my line to William Culverhouse of Fairfax County, Virginia, who died before 1807. I believe he is the same person as William Welmon Culverhouse: both names appear as defendants in Fairfax County court cases in 1771, William Welmon Culverhouse on 21 May 1771, William Culverhouse on 22 October. In both cases, the suit was brought by John Muir. The latter case appears to be a follow- up of the earlier case.

This raises a question: There is a Thomas Welmon Culverhouse (founder of many North Carolina and southern states families) who resided in Fairfax County from at least 1857 before emigrating to Granville County, North Carolina between 1761 and 1764.

With the same surname and same middle name, I am certain they are closely related, either as brothers or cousins.

Some On- Line sources show Thomas Welmon Culverhouse born in Berkshire, England, without source.

Question 1: Do you have any information of a relationship between William Welmon Culverhouse and Thomas Welmon Culverhouse?

Question 2: Do you have any reliable source showing the birth of Thomas Welmon Culverhouse or William Welmon Culverhouse in England?

A John Culverhouse died in Fairfax County, Virginia before 29 November 1745 (date of Probate). One of the administrators of his will is Robert Stephens, who held land jointly with Edward Violett, William Culverhouse's father- in- law.

Question 3: Do you have any information on John Culverhouse, his origin and possible relationship to William Welmon Culverhouse or Thomas Welmon Culverhouse?

According to Skorda, "The Early Settlers of Maryland" (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1986), p. 118, William Culverhouse of St. Mary's County, Maryland, was brought to Maryland as a transport in 1680.

Question 4: Do you have any information on William Culverhouse, his origin and possible connection to the Virginia Culverhouses?

I will appreciate any information or guidance you can offer.

Thank you.

Bill Culverhouse